Monday, March 26, 2007

New season, new quarter

I have decided to do a reading list once a month, so here goes:

Books bought in March:
  1. "Lords and Ladies," Terry Pratchett
  2. "Witches Abroad," Terry Pratchett
  3. "Equal Rites," Terry Pratchett
  4. "The Gunslinger," Stephen King
  5. "Anansi Boys," Neil Gaiman
  6. "Darcy's Story," Janet Alymer
  7. "A Long Way Down," Nick Hornby
  8. "Jane Eyre" (second copy), Charlotte Bronte
  9. "A Picture of Dorian Gray" (second copy), Oscar Wilde
Books actually read in March:
  1. "The Big Over Easy" by Jasper Fforde
  2. "Jane Eyre" * Started
  3. "A Picture of Dorian Gray" *Started
  4. "Equal Rites" *Started
  5. "Darcy's Story" *Started

OK, so the numbers don't exactly add up... but hey. I bought more books than usual this time, because I got my tax refund, haha. Besides, I don't really think you can be a healthy reader unless you purchase more books with the best intentions, but can never possibly read them all. I will get there, some day. I still have books I bought in high school I want to read, and haven't read yet, and books I want to re-read, and so on. But anyway, I thought doing this about once a month would help me keep track. It's still awesome because I rediscovered Terry Pratchett and how wonderfully witty and hilarious he really is. So I still win. Now on to the real post...

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Sometimes, I just want to write stuff like this:

Today I bought index cards. A dog barked and growled at me, then ran away in fear. I love English classes. I hate work, most of the time.

But I won't.

However, I will do a few, quick updates. =) Steve and I got the house, we're moving in May 1. It's crazy. It's exciting, but it's crazy. Mostly exciting, though. I can't wait, somewhat because I'm really excited about really having my own space, but mostly because I will finally have Oscar with me and I won't have to drive home all the time for a cat. hah.

I am also really excited about my final quarter as an undergraduate. I am taking all English classes -- I had the first two today and they're pretty awesome. I get to read stuff of Oscar Wilde's, the Bronte's and Virginia Woolf's -- honestly, how could they not be? I know the quarter is going to be stressful, but not because of classes really, more because of my sister's wedding and all of those preparations, moving halfway through the quarter, and working 30 hours a week. If nothing else, it will be interesting. Speaking of stress and never getting a break, I am going home this weekend, yet again, for Lauren's first wedding shower. Yes first. She is having three....

Still, I suppose now is the time to indulge her as she is getting married. heh.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Soo excited

OK, OK. I know I do this to myself all the time, but this time I don't think it's too premature.

I hope not, anyway.

So I just have to say it: Steve and I found a house!!! It's about a 10-minute drive from campus (far enough away to feel like we're not stuck in the colloge town bubble but close enough to not be out in the middle of nowhere, hehe). It's a three bedroom, one bath and pretty much perfect for us. It has off-street parking, a little yard and a creek in the back, and I'm allowed to have my kitty and other pets.

It's pretty much a win-win situation all around. Anyway, we will found out by the end of next week if we definitely get it. We have made it to round two (i.e. we have the wife's approval and now just have to meet the husband, haha). The problem is that they wanted to fill the house starting next month, and we can't move in for a few more months... but it's a small, family owned type of rental, so they are sort of particular who they rent to and seemed to really like us. Plus, she seemed really really nice.

Keep your fingers crossed...

(*Still Super Excited*)

Thursday, March 1, 2007

The Legend that is Zelda....

OK, really. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, is seriously the craziest game ever. And by craziest I mean the most frustrating, most difficult, most fun and most exhilarating game ever.

This is my first Zelda game, and my first 3-D game, so I can see why I would have more difficulty with it than most people. But still, Zelda is tough! I am 5 1/2 hours into the game and I am just now really getting started, i.e. I killed the little baby boss and then three creatures of twilight at once and now I'm collecting the Twilight insects. So see, I think that's exciting. Another friend of mine was waaay farther than that by five hours into it! Things just take me forever to figure out, such as... how to walk in a straight line, or ride Epona. Fun stuff like that. Haha.

Basically, it's the end of the quarter and I am obsessed with my Wii, so all I want to do is play it instead of say, write final papers or study for exams. Hence my last few entries have been all about it! What can I say? Once lame, always lame, after all.

Bleh. I will actually write a real entry sometime soon. Say, after March 15th. Then I won't be so busy, or crazy, or neurotic from stress, just suffering from my usual neurosis instead. =P