I got the flu the second week of school.. threw off my sleep schedule, missed a geology lab, and have a bunch of other school work going on.
BUT HOLY shizzle THAT FOOTBALL GAME TODAY. I about had a heart attack. A few times. Bama at Texas A&M.... Crazy game for a mostly uneventful 23rd birthday. Did some drinking, and that's about it... cuz Jillian had to work, and my roommates disappeared.
It is now almost 1am... and I'm wide awake. Football has me wired.
What did I come here for? O yeah... research proposal... my new topic (having conveniently lost my original) is now "Hipsterism as a form of sexual selection". My advisor came up with that through all my ramblings.
Also I finally got back into going to the Evolutionary Studies club here (I know.. Evolution at Alabama? [Yes, we are one of the least faculty backed groups on campus but the Greeks are doing a tremendous job at trying to get that spot]) and I haven't got my stuff down, but I know I'll be helping at a tailgate at a home game, giving a presentation on my research next semester, and (need to talk to some people) may end up stepping in at VP of the club since the President is graduating in December (you know.. just to say I was in the position).
Tomorrow is apartment cleaning day... and homework day... and... the day when I get the rest of my '"presents".
I'm still a little tipsy, but I'm gonna go lay down and try to sleep... laterz
I'm not dead. I just got distracted for way too long again.
I'm finally a senior, and for the third time in my five years I got football tickets for this season. Roll Tide? So ready to graduate, but if I get all passing grades I'll finally be out in May. I still need to come up with a research project to do for my minor's final class. Any suggestions?
I've started cooking more, and drinking more. Recently made a Maker's Mark bourbon bundt cake, and am currently eating a pasta thing i improvised at 1 am. (In case you are wondering shu, it's angel hair marinara, pan seared cajun andouille, shredded 5 Italian cheese and a sprinkling of parmesan.) I can post pictures if anyone asks.
Anyway... getting tired of being turned down from every job I apply for here... it's like they see I'm from SC or used to work for Aramark (big bully down here) and immediately throw my application out. Running low on money, had to start doing yardwork and moving things for people to feed myself.
I've been having crazy dreams recently, not sure why. Probably lack of sleep schedule and adequate daily activities to exhaust me. Or it could be that I'm still freaking growing. Hopefully I can finish growing soonish... be nice to not be exhausted ALL THE TIME.
Didn't really have a plan for today, but i usually wing it and it comes out alright. Couldn't sleep last night, ended up passing out around 7am. Around 9am apparently we had a power surge, followed by first the fire alarm, and then the building's panic alarm going off.
So i left early for my Ancient New World Civilizations class. Spent an hour spacing in and out listening to Aztec creation mythology. Came back to my apartment and passed out for 5 hours.
Get up and Jillian has a migraine again, and is barely awake. And now here i am... screwing around on Reddit... alone and with the TV turned up so that i cannot hear my roommates and their girlfriends. Also fighting a mood swing... the day just won't end...
I actually recorded myself singing. But as I predicted, my mic sucks... anyone have garageband or something and think they can clean the audio up for me?
I hate the way my voice sounds there.. still have sinus drainage >.<
I haven't forgotten about singing for you guys. I just have a teacher who... let's say.. is inexperienced and overzealous. Schoolwork comes first and I think I've finally caught up.
I'm in the last stages of a flu, and think I'm done with a growth spurt.. so that delayed me a bit. I won't get back to my apartment until around 6 tomorrow, but should have enough time to record myself either Friday or Saturday.
My throat is still a little sore, so it'll just be Wagon Wheel for now.
and just a side note: i hate my voice.
Lets see.... Since I last said something:
- I failed 2 classes because 1)I missed 2 labs and they wouldn't let me make them up and 2)overslept and missed my exam for the second class.
- had my debit card numbers stolen, and as such am down $500 for the time being, and cannot obtain cash as my card was used to get it, but is now inactive
- have no job to return to this summer as the company is not getting a renewed contract and everyone is fired
- left my laptop cable in Alabama, and cannot use it until I get back
- broke my necklace that I've worn for a decade
 I'm gonna try to sell two of my guitars here in SC to try to buy a cheap bass, or at least to make up some of the cost....
.... I think that is all... But knowing the way my luck works, ill probably have more in the next few days...
I know I didn't do it last time, but I am overly stressed now and need something to take my mind off things, so singing will do. I promised Wagon Wheel, but I'm also going to try to fit in my cover of Nirvana's cover of Where Did You Sleep Last Night.
I only have a guitar, and no decent microphone, so bear with me.
^me at 7am
Gonna cut my hair... going for a 1/2" buzz sometime this week.
Until then, enjoy
I was messing around the other day and remembered I lurked this place a few years ago. Then I fell asleep for a while and sat down to play my guitar and started playing some Hendrix and that reminded me about this blog.
My last entry was like... a year ago, and i stopped hanging out not long after.... I've got way too much free time this semester so i'll probably be here occasionally.
For those that are wondering, yes, I'm still in college. I'm a 2nd semester junior, and will be graduating in a year (or less if I can work it out with some professors) with a BS in Anthropology.
Interesting to see how many people I used to know on here are still active (I'm looking at you Dani and Tim and shu)
So according to an automessage from 'Sal'.. I have been lurking this place for 5 years.. as of yesterday. What do now?
And for anyone interested in my recent life:
I was single for 30 minutes last week =O
new friend got busted for pot at his dorm =/
my class schedule sucks >.<
due to the sucky schedule, my sleep schedule is off... so now i sleep for random periods of time on off days
i need more things to cook (factoring in limited budget, cutlery, and the crappy oven/stove i have to cook with)
So.. uh.. rawr... and... junk
Saw something about blogs on the interwebz and remembered this one. I've come back to visit and you've changed everything. Guess I have to relearn the blog system to lurk now.
edit: I don't like bright skins... this hurts my eyes
If you're T-town bound lemme hear ya when you yell Roll Tide!
My first flight is at 2:30. Got a 40 minute layover then it's on to Bham.. and then an hour drive back... then moving my gf's crap in.. then.. idk.. nap time? I've been up all night... going to be exhausted.
Yeah.. so... I'm once again stuck in the woods.. and my truck is in another state.
Shu's pissed at me and I really don't have any other friends that are willing to come here/have a car.. so it's just me and the dogs and my dad when he's off. I've got pretty much nothing to do here except watch tv and stumble on my laptop all day...
Just 2 more weeks of nothingness and boredom... and at some point hanging sheetrock... fun winter break
Thanks to a huge influx of freshmen, the tornado going through large business areas, and my general lack of appeal to anyone I'll be working back at the cafe at the zoo this summer.. and the managers couldn't be more excited. Looks like I'll be one of the senior workers this time around.. that's gonna suck.
My schedule next semester is going to be taxing.. classes TR 8-3:15 and M 3-4:50
Bunch of my friends graduated, failed out, or got pregnant.. so I'm gonna have to start pretty much over... or just deal with having like.. 3 friends
For those wondering what I got for christmas: 2 baking pans, a couple books, some ornaments for my collection, a kinect, and the yearly Hess truck, some gummy life savers and a snickers bar. I also got an IOU on a couple games and some new running shoes since my mom doesn't know what I like or my shoe size.
I'll probably be lurking while i'm here.. don't expect much out of me after the first week of January.
So I'm way early for class with nothing to do because I switched my backpacks this morning. I'd get some breakfast but the nearest dining room isn't serving ye and apparently all the machines in this building are empty or broken.
Hence I am here!
So.... Uh... Not much to say... REALLY inactive with college... Still trying to find a job...
Still an anthropology major, thinking about an Archaeology focus with an Evolutionary Studies minor. In fact I'm sitting in the physical anthropology classroom right now.... Alone...
Not sure what else to say... I'm looking at songs to be able to actually hear what I sound like when I sing, so when I get a chance to record those I will. Ummm... Oh! Today is my birthday.... I am now legally allowed to drink in the US.
As for runescape I've grown incredibly bored by it and most games, actually trying to sell my SNES and Atari and some other stuff atm. Who knows, might sell the xbox if I get tired of it...
Sinuses are draining like mad... going to try to clear them up. If I can't do that you'll just have to wait until Monday.
Btw... I was checking my school's email and opened one about a magazine... the only picture was Trent Richardson.
For those who don't know, he is the starting RB for Alabama this season. Just think about folks... he's the smaller RB lol
My brother and his wife are in town for my aunt's wedding... and I'm thinking if I can breathe without swallowing a bunch of crap and they aren't hanging around the house that I'll probably go ahead and record myself singing Wagon Wheel finally.I was already thinking I would today or tomorrow but I've had a lot of sinus drainage today and that has made it hard to breathe.
That's all I've got for today...
I promised you a video of me singing a couple months ago, and told you I'd record it when I got over whatever it is I had. I've still got a lot of drainage, but I sound almost normal, so I'm going to practice in my days off and maybe in a week or two I'll be comfortable enough to record it.
I'm thinking of a music video, except I only remember EXTREMELY vague info.
All I've got is that it was rewritten right after a death, so most of the video is people wearing black with RIP signs and stuff. I know it was rap or hip hop, post 2Pac, thinking early 2000's... EDIT: I think there were some black and silver flags like in Jeezy's Put On in it as well
any help before I get desperate and ask 4chan or someone?
gf is back in Alabama, I'm pretty much alone here. Sitting in the dark listening to 2Pac, Stumbling and I found this.
I also learned how to work the register at work today, so no more worries about having to grab a cashier when I'm alone in the dining room again.
Okay, here's the set up:
The weather outside is ~98F (~37C), with roughly 70% humidity. You walk into a cafe and can sit wherever you'd like. Your options are a clean table outside, but under a large overhang on a deck in the shade; OR you can sit inside, where you have the options of a table littered with crumbs and things from the people before you, or a table that is freshly cleaned, but slightly damp.
WHERE DO YOU SIT?
I really want to know why people do what they do at the place I work, and I'd like a little insight.
ALSO: can anyone give me some info on Mexican, Indian, and Asian dining customs EDIT: from the "waiter"/staff point of view? We have a lot of foreigners coming in and I don't want to insult them by accident.
We've got everything to fix it, and spent part of today bending the tip of the frame to allow replacement. We got a new baffle in, forced the bumper into place bolted on the skirt, tomorrow we're going to replace the headlights and grille/trim (need a few clips for it), as well as (probably) take the bumper back off to mess with the baffle because it is rubbing on my radiator.
After that all we've gotta do is get a small part of my hood refinished at a body shop and probably a tune-up. Then you can has picture.
Today I went to the dentist for a check-up/inspection of a wisdom tooth that had become rotted and badly needed attention. I left the office a couple hours later without the tooth. It was top so all he had to do was pry it out, and luckily for me my mouth has become quite good at absorbing anesthetics so I didn't even feel the 'painful' ones before he took the tooth. It will heal fairly quickly, but I'm on limited food atm =/
Just found this posted on FB by a group from Tuscaloosa. THIS is the tornado that went through Tuscaloosa and all the way to Birmingham. THESE are all the tornadoes we had in the state on 4/27/11 (27/4/11 for y'all non-'m'rkins)
EDIT: forgot to put in the links :(
So I took Jillian down to Walmart in Ballen-Rock to return some things. On our way back I had to drive a short stretch of 76 back up through Ballentine to cut back over to 26.
I got out fine, but then a car in front of my slowed way down to let someone turn, and being that there wasn't anyone behind me I got into the right lane and passed him. The lane ended a minute or two later and I saw a gap in front of him and started to merge. The person I went around had accelerated and was honking at me and flipping me off for nearly hitting him. I'm sorry my lane ended you goosedown, but there was a gap and I was entirely within the law. (I have a witness Shu, wasn't speeding or anything).
So he followed me up to the road that cuts back across to the interstate. I put on my blinker, and as I turn he honked and sped up again like he was going to hit me. Had I not been paying attention to turning I could easily have held my brakes a second longer and gotten rear-ended.
I honestly had done nothing wrong.. the guy was just being an ass.