Monday, November 27, 2006


So yeah, three weeks.

This is the first of those. As I've noted on my facebook profile, I plan to take the whole thing in "one giant leap." Got all my reading done, so I feel good about that. I'm feeling a bit more optimistic about the Federalism project, as well.

Miss the boy. I was looking back at entries from spring to see how I felt when I got back from that week-long break. Pretty much the same. Colder and sorta lonely. I will see him sooner than it seems, I'm sure.

The plan is for me to trek out there the next two weekends and then he has said it would work out (*crossing fingers*) to come the third and final weekend to help me move Monday after my astro exam. Since I have faith in my ability to produce my politics final paper early and (generally) have permission to take the computer class final ahead of time I can leave the very first day of finals week. My last act as student at Pacific will be to hand in my astro exam. That sounds so great. Only three Mondays away.

Today campus smelled nice. As much as I'd rather be in the city, I do enjoy the smell of autumn leaves...

45 minutes left of work and then I'm off to work on that politics project. I thought I ate a dinner that would last, but I'm already hungry again X_X Must be the cold weather making me use up all my food quick...


Saturday, November 25, 2006

Happy Happy So Happy

Break gets even better.

Been playing lots of video games.

Wednesday night we caught Mates of State with two freakin' hours of openers. That was a bit much lol. Good concert, although by the end both Scott and I were pretty sleepy. Asobi Sekusu played their song that I like. Mates of State played all the songs I most wanted to hear. Good all around. And we got to sit down, too :D

Thanksgiving was probably most fun. I got up early to make pumpkin pie and yams and then we headed off. I FINALLY met Jeremy!!! We had a great time. Awesome food, and lots of video games! Of course we busted out the Wii, made a pile of horrific Miis, Monkey Ball'd around for a bit, and then settled into some Bomberman 3. There was also an episode with flying pie, Spanish Chuck Norris, and the thrilling conclusion of many leftovers. That's always the best way to conclude Thanksgiving. Also, the stuff I cooked actually turned out GOOD.

Yesterday was pretty much entirely an Okami fest. That game is so pretty. Then Scotty cooked Spaghetti from scratch and it was uber delicious. We need to cook more often. It usually turns out well, we are just busy and/or lazy.

Today we're going downtown to work where the boy, and I Maybe watch one of those Japanese movies which should be fun but has been mutated into a chore by the sheer power of earning credit for it at school.

Damn school! I'm not thinking about you! I'm not thinking about you! LA-LA-LAAAAA!!

(Only three more weeks and then I'm through for good.)



Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I like being on break.

What more can I say?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Going tough

I don't care that the belt I bought to fix my pants is digging a bruise into my hip!

I don't care that the video didn't work, or that we didn't have enough time!

I also don't care that the dining hall sucked.

I had an ice cream bar and now I'm gonna put together the blog entry for today, remember to meet Youa at 9 to go over politics stuff.

Then I'm gonna have a late late night! Whoo! And an early early morning!

It's so exciting, though, not a minute to spare. The only problem is that when you don't have a minute to spare you can't afford to say, biff the video, or something. Ah well. Wheeeeee! This is what I wanted :D I just wish I could do it all perfectly heh XD

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

PS3 Launchamabob!!! - TRANSCRIPT

EDIT: The actual video is here and the blog to comment on would be this one.

*Phoenix Wright music*

Emily: So JD we're gonna start for real

JD: Ok...

3: Objection!

Emily: like with the camera on and stuff. So you go-

JD: Now?

Emily: Yeah now, so you're gonna have to close it. CLOSE THE NINTENDO PRODUCT!! Well I'm gonna close the door while I'm at it. I'm Emily.

3: And I'm 3.

JD: And I'm JD.

Emily: And we are--

JD: Wait, not WII. No, no not WII. The THREE of us.

Emily: Oh, oh, so...yes...the THREE of us are going to be reporting to you about the PS3 launch here in Stockton, California!

JD: Yay...

Emily: Stockton... STOCKTON...So!

3: We'll be gone [?]No more talk of this vile place.

Emily: Yeah...yeah, ok.

JD: Anyway...

Emily: Anyway...

JD: So where is the PS3 actually coming out? Like...

Emily: Here...

JD: Is it in all the stores or just, like, one of them? Or, I-

Emily: Well,

JD: It seems like there's-

Emily: I think one of our main missions will be to find out if the PLAYSTATION 3 actually exists, because I've seen pictures and I've seen-

3: It's an urban legend.

Emily: and I've seen the commercials with, like, the baby... Have you seen those?

JD: That was creepy.

Emily: I showed him. There's this baby that is like, "whoo"-

JD: And the tears roll back up into its eyes.

Emily: -and it's, like, a toy baby. And it's like, "Wawawa"

JD: And the eyes, and it's like oh my gosh, it's like straight from a horror movie or something.

Emily: And there's the one with the Rubix cube; you liked that one.

JD: The Rubix cube one is where the thing explodes and it goes all over the walls.

3: heyyyy [just a sound...]

Emily: It solves it and it like floats in the air and it's all "fshowoshs - peoukh"

JD: And then there's color all over, like paint.

Emily: Really cool.

3: You know I've always been a big fan of that PLAYSTATION nine commercial.

JD: And there's- the what?

Emily: PLAYSTATION nine, what?

3: Yeah, you remember that, when they did for PLAYSTATION 2, but they didn't do it...I dunno. Those commercials are pretty cool, but I like PLAYSTATION nine...

Emily: They're just really weird. So, I've seen those, but I think we need to get out there and see if anyone is managing to actually get ahold of some, because, I mean, everyone's heard about the shortages and I think especially in Stockton we're definitely feeling that. For instance, no one, I've called a lot of stores, and no one is doing a midnight bash, no one. Like, and if--

3: No reason to line up and get one.

Emily: Exactly! Like, I think if you go look, I mean, some places people are lining up already, but I think if you go look in Stockton you'll find that no one is even opening up early or anything. It's just sort of-

JD: It's just another day.

Emily: Yeah.

3: Yeah, there may be like, a useless line. Maybe we could like go and tell them, like, you know, like, "Hey, you guys are lining up for no...reason," but, yeah, hopefully-

Emily: Like, just so you know there are seriously like three units at this store and if you are not on this list that is like an inch long, then you're outta luck. That's seriously how it's gonna be according to who I called.

3: Hopefully we don't start any riots or anything like that, although that would be pretty good videotape...

Emily: Riots? Yeah, I hope there's some hardcore fistfights or something outside Best Buy in the morning, but I dunno.

3: Nooo!

Emily: But that's on Friday. On Thursday we're gonna try to get ahold of some store employees to see what their expectations are, and they can tell us about those three units.

3: Which they probably played them, yeah. Maybe find like, some used PLAYSTATION 3s,

JD: Already?

3: All right!

Emily: Awww.

3: That'd be cool.

Emily: Now, now.

JD: I doubt it.

Emily: And tomorrow we're gonna be probably without video, just pictures, surveying outside the dining hall. 3 will not be with us, but JD will come for a little while, and I will be there.

Emily: And I'm gonna-

3: I'll be there in spirit!

Emily: see-

JD: see what people think of the PS3?

Emily: Yeah, and see if they even know or care that it exists.

JD: And if they're planning on buying it or excited about the games?

3: When more of them come into existence.

Emily: Yeah, or if it's prohibitively expensive.

JD: I mean it is a university. We have a bunch of poor college students.

Emily: Yeah-

3: Yeah...

Emily: that's kinda how I'm feeling right now. Poor college student.

JD: Me, too.

Emily: And have you looked-

JD: It's too expensive.

Emily: Have you looked at the launch line up?

JD: It's not that great. It just...

Emily: It- I'm just disappointed in the fact that most of the games are on other consoles, too, and, I mean, it's a lot cheaper to get it on Xbox 360-

3: Mm hmm.

Emily: than on PS3.

3: Yeah, so..

Emily: But I do have to say that Resistance looks pretty damn cool.

3: I agree.

Emily: I like shooting-

JD: Can we say "damn" in this?

Emily: Huh?

JD: Can we say "damn" in this?

Emily: Yeah, we can say "damn."

3: DAMN...

Emily: I'll give you permission for that.

JD: Ok.

3: Yes!

Emily: And, what else? I dunno. But yeah, I saw some videos of Resistance and it looks very impressive.

JD: How much is the PS3 launch price?

Emily: If you want the 60 gigabytes, it's 600 bucks.

JD: The 60 GB hard drive, or?

Emily: Hard drive with...wireless...

JD: Oh, so it has a hard drive then.

Emily: Yes.

JD: And it doesn't use memory cards.

Emily: You can use a variety of memory, like if you wanna have like videos and music and stuff, you can hook up your whatever...drives and things and I think that they have adapters for like, PS2 memory cards and stuff like that.

JD: That'd be good.

Emily: Yeah, except the backwards compatability is now supposedly flawed and that makes me kinda sad. And I heard Guitar Hero fans are having trouble with their controllers. I still haven't played that game.

JD: Eh, it's worthwhile.

Emily: That's what I hear. But uh...

JD: GuitarFreaks is better, though.

Emily: Oh.

JD: But-

Emily: Well, ZELDA looks good, but that's a-

JD: Yeah.

Emily: Nintendo game.

3: Hey hey hey, none of that, none of that.

JD: But GuitarFreaks is still a PLAYSTATION game, it's just Japanese. You'd have to import for it.

Emily: Yeah. Well, importing's good. I'll import.

JD: Well, importing is good, it's just not everyone can do it.

3: Yeah.

Emily: And the PS3 already launched in Japan!

JD: Yeah.

Emily And in fact, I blogged about that the other day with my really horrible translation of that article.

3: It's ok, it's ok.

Emily: But there's-

JD: Did it get a lot of good, uhm, releases in Japan?

Emily: Uhm...

JD: I mean, were people happy about it?

Emily: I think they sold what like 84 thousand some units, like all of them that they had pretty much. [I don't remember where I read the original figure, but the 1Up story is more recent.]

3: Of course, since they made so many.

Emily: Yeah, and I guess the first, the first official sale was some Chinese fellow who didn't give his name.

3: [I think he said something in Japanese, but it is quiet, so I dunno.]

JD: Mysetery sales person.

Emily: But they had, so in my translation I was confused because they had the, uh...the verbs they were using when I looked it up it was like "cutting" or something but they had one of those balls that pop open and streamers come out.

JD: Oh, the party balls that are in Super Smash Brothers.

Emily: Yeah! Smash Brothers!

JD: Wait, wait, that's Nintendo. Yes, PLAYSTATION!

3: SHHHHH!!!

Emily: But, but Snake is gonna be Smash Brothers! AND, that is pretty much the one reason I want a PS3, Metal Gear Solid 4.

3: Suneeku! Suneeku! [katakana version]

JD: It's a snaaaake, a snaaaake, badger badger badger

Emily: Not that kind of Snake!

3: Ohhhh, it's a snake!

JD: ...on a plane.

Emily: Wow...

3: It's my bid! [? a reference to something, not sure what...]

Emily: We just reached an all-time low. How did that happen? God, I'm sorry about that. Planes and snakes...

3: It's ok.

Emily: I never thought that would happen HERE.

JD: Planes and snakes and Samuel Jackson, oh my!

Emily: Yeah, well I'm trying to think if there's anything else we should say about the PLAYSTATION 3...right now, while-

3: It's cool, but-

Emily: It's very shiny.

3: it costs money.

JD: Ooh, shiny. Shiny is good.

Emily: Very shiny.

3: Pretty, pretty, shiny, shiny.

Emily: And...but not shiny enough to be worth 600 dollars on launch day.

JD: Yeah.

Emily: Sorry, sorry.

JD: Maybe when it comes down a couple hundred dollars in price it would be worth it.

Emily: OH, I was gonna talk about why that I'm, well, the reason that I"m covering the PS3, because my name is EmaWII for a reason, and you told me just a little a while ago that you, yourself, are a Nintendo fanboy.

JD: Yup.

Emily: And-

JD: It's just, I like their stuff much better.

Emily: I know you like PLAYSTATION.

JD: The only-

Emily: And I love PLAYSTATION! I just don't have 600 dollars and the launch line up is not...

3: It's like YAYYY - AWWWW.

Emily: There's just a couple, you know, action games, and sports games aren't my thing. Like, the new Tony Hawk-

JD: Puzzle games are fun.

Emily: the animations look great, but-

3: Kick flip! Twist it!

Emily: you can play the same game on the 360 and have online stuff, too,'s just like...

JD: Yup.

Emily: Why? Why, Sony, why?

3: Xbox 360, it sounds like it's named after a trick on Tony Hawk, I dunno.

JD: I don't think you'd want to be doing a 360 on your Xbox, though, that might not be such a good idea.

3: But hey, that's what it's made for, doin' 360s on!

JD: Yeah, but maybe, I dunno if that's covered in the warranty.

Emily: Hmm.

3: Mm, yeah, it's probably like a super move or something. Like, you get the voltage JUST right, or yeah, it'll just explode, yeah. If you don't get that Tony Hawk face plate.

Emily: Oops, oops. So, anyhow, the reason that I'm er we're and my compatriots are doing the PS3 launch is simply there's one thing: to be ironic and contrary and because I'm out of town on Sunday. [Yeah, I know that's two or three things.]

3: Yaaaaay!

Emily: Did I tell you guys that? That's the only reason, otherwise I'd be covering the Wii launch, but the Wii launch is on a Sunday!!

JD: Who does that?

Emily: Seriously. That's-

3: Wow.

Emily: I think that about wraps it up, I think, unless anyone has anything else they'd like to say about the PS3...

3: It's cool, but it's expensive. I'm an impoverished college student!

JD: Join the club.

Emily: Club, the club is joined. So, the three of us will see you soon.

JD: Wait, three.

Emily: I said "the three!"

3: Yeah.

Emily: God! And-

JD: Three.

Emily: his name really is 3. That's what I...yeah.

3: Pokeball, go!

Emily: ...on your PLAYSTATION 3?

3: Yeah, yeah, that's how I'm gonna get one.

JD: [couldn't hear]

3: I'm poor, so I'll just capture the wild.

Emily: In the wild?

3: Yeah.

Emily: "The elusive PLAYSTATION 3?"

3: Yeah!

JD: I don't know that there are any in the wild. I think the, they all are owned by trainers.

3: Dude, everybody knows there's like one mythical PLAYSTATION 3 hiding in the deep cave.

Emily: Like MewTwo?

3: Yeah, yeah.

JD: Maybe.

Emily: Only with a-

3: I'll just have to-


3: Yeah!

JD: But I think it's more likely that you'll only come out and encounter the trainer ones and you can't use pokeballs on other trainers, so...

3: If I use a MewTwo ball I can, yeah!


Yikes, that was time consuming. I added in links to some stuff. Yay.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Hey, whaddaya know?

Monday's over :D

The days DO end, and the weeks DO go by. Sometimes you just have to remind yourself.

All I have left to do today is play video games, read/watch stuff on the PS3, and unwind. So far I've done class, some work, some PS3 stuff, some homework...yadda. Not too exciting.

Had a group meeting for politics. That class really stresses me out. I just don't feel like I have much to offer. I signed up for the subject precisely beCAUSE I don't know much about it, not because I feel like a genius who knows exactly what is wrong with the constitution and how to fix it...

Luckily everything else feels pretty under control. Oh wait, I take that back...I'm not done tonight. I have to do the math problems for astro and review some stuff for the test on Friday. Little chunks, but I just didn't do it earlier today...or yesterday. Damn. Anyways, at least that crappy computer class paper is out of the way. I don't feel like I did a very good job, but we'll see.

Unfortunately it's Margarita Monday (like most Mondays,) which means it's my roommate's excuse to invite a bunch of people over and make noise while drinking mostly sugar, watch movies so I can hear them even with my doors closed. I'm just complaining. I still just miss the pace of the boy and I, never having anyone over if I didn't want, etc.

Hmm, I was really looking forward to just relaxing. I can't put this stuff off anymore. Also, oatmeal, no matter how good it is with peanut butter, is not the same as a bowl of COLD cereal, which is what I really wanted. I'm out, though. Graaah.

I guess I'm just...sitting here, making myself feel worse. That's no good! I started out feeling like Monday was over!!! That's good! I guess it's just disheartening to remember all that astro I have to do. Also, the astro that I did do this afternoon kinda kicked my ass. I thought I really got it, but the questions really through me off, so now I feel crummy about it, but I don't feel like putting in any effort...

If I just remember that, then maybe it will be ok.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

As groovin' as I can

Ah, I had a great weekend. Despite some rough spots due to stress and insecurity, I had a lot of fun and I love love love the boy. I was so sad to leave ;_; Actually, I was REALLY sad. Not sure why so sad this time. Maybe since I had such a hell of a time getting there. My ride didn't show so I had to call a cab and wait for the 8:05 which didn't put me in until 10:30 *shrug* It's always so sad to go. I can't wait till I can just stay. Of course, there won't be that weekly elation upon seeing each other again, but we're always really happy to be near each other, so I think the contentment of not having to run off every Sunday will be worth it.

Wow, I just made a Japanese inspired grammar error! ROCK! I was typing that last sentence and said, "...near each other so, I think..." since that is the way the comma would be placed Nihongo-style. Ah, that's so nice.

Anyhow Friday night when I got there Scott was at work but not at his desk. I found him out on the sidewalk with Jenn and her friend Nick. We all went to a diner nearby for tasty late night fare. Spent a lot of time at the office this weekend, which is really fun for me. I think Scott might feel kinda bad about having to play games at work, but I think it's really fun. I wish I wouldn't have been in such a weird mood. I came off as really quiet and nervous, I think : / I was supposed to show everyone I could be social today at dim sum, but they never called us to say when to show up.

Other than that I am proud to say I got past the first disc of FFVII. THAT TOOK LONG ENOUGH lol

This week should go pretty quick between tests and the Launchamabob. I hope so, anyhow. And then only two days, and pretty pointless days at that. I wish I could just stay on Friday and save 5 or 6 hours of travel time, have two extra days with Scotty, etc, but it sounds like politics (on Tuesday) will be the one important thing to do academics-wise next week. Ah well. If I just focus on getting this one done, then the weekend will roll around again and those two nubby days will be like nothing compared to the sweet sweet Thanksgiving break :D

Friday, November 10, 2006

Friday Morning

Today I am eating a big, rest-of-the-stale-Cheerios bowl of cereal for breakfast. With grapefruit juice. Still trying to buck the last vestiges of my cold.

I woke up out of a very strange depressing dream. Lots of screaming and crying. I don't really remember what about. I think there may have been something to do with some sort of club, and video games, and cigarettes, but it was much more surreal than that. At the end I was yelling at people from the upstairs bathroom in Wisconsin to say that, no, I wasn't going to do what they wanted me to do, no matter what.

In a little over a half hour we're having take-two of Wednesday's computer class. Most teachers just barrel right through stuff, regardless of whether you've read it or not. He could've just given us the information anyways. It is sort of stupid that no one participates, but to give up and say, "Read it for Friday!" sort of shows a little bit of inexperience, if you ask me. I mean, maybe for an English class or something, where there is a narrative and you're REALLY discussing the text there's not much else you can do, but for a class where it's just information in the book. He was presenting that anyways. I was listening! I read it! Why are you quitting teaching because the slackers of the class can't get it together! You don't cater to the lowest denomenator...

Anyhow! *complain complain ramble*

Last night I figured out how to edit video for the Launchamabob. That's going to be a bit more time consuming than I had had in mind. I'm just going to use the Windows thing, which isn't ideal, but I'm no pro XD I'm hoping my partners are prepared to put as much effort into this thing as I am, because I able to have huge chunks of free time with normal effort. (I just spread out my effort, rather than condense it into one night like most college students.) I suppose most of the editing and stuff I can just do, even if it takes until 2 am :D It's not like having three people will help clicking the mouse go any faster.

Astro this afternoon should be a breeze. I am really enjoying learning about star lifetimes and stuff, so the time should fly by. Luckily, even though both my roommates are leaving this weekend, I managed to secure a ride to the train station. I am SO excited to see the boy, and Frisco, and get out of here!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Next week *jumps up and down*

I think the most impressive thing about this project will be the fact that it takes place during a week where I have 2 tests and a paper due. Somehow, I think this will just increase the quality.

I have a very good feeling about everything right now. Tomorrow we're doing a camera test in the engineering lab, to see if we can figure out a way to edit video footage. I need to find out if anyone around here is having a midnight bash, but so far it looks like not. That just implies more much needed sleep.

This is really great. I am so motivated. The sooner I get my homework done everyday the sooner I can work on PS3 stuff. I really want to do a kickass job. I always tell the boy how jealous I am of his crazy job and now I can have crazy fun pretending to do his crazy job! Word!

(Republished from my 1Up blog, where the action will take place:)

IT'S TRUE! Next week a couple sidekicks and I will be reporting on...



Why the PS3 launch? Oh, pure logistics. Never you mind! We're gonna do a bang-up job, I guarantee.

The tentative plan is as follows:

Wed 11/15 - UOP Dining Hall Stake-out (Who is psyched? Who isn't? Who doesn't know what we're talking about?)

Thurs 11/16 - Pre-launchamabob Employee Chat (We'll talk expectations and fears with the orchestrators of the event!)

Fri 11/17 - PS3 LAUNCHAMABOB! (At least a morning opening and if possible a midnight bash...details pending...)

That is assuming all goes as planned (i.e. intense, witty, with video coverage and pix), but I think we're up for it. STAY TUNED!!

Blog Battle? I am so worth a contender!

Apparently, 1Up is having a blog battle on the launch days. I think it would be super fun to cover the Wii launch. I could take a friend and my digicam and GET THE SCOOP. I need a friend, though, for backup, and to handle the camera for interviews or something. Unfortunately, I don't think Stockton will be very eventful. This just means we'll have to be that much more creative!!!

Ooh, you know what? Scratch that. I'll be in San Francisco, and there's NO way the boy would want to cover the Wii launch with me. Plus I'm sure that would illegitimate my entry somehow. Nope, I'll just have to cover the PS3 on Friday morning. "But Emawii, how could you?" I have no idea. It's possible that this will be more entertaining since it's so contrary. SO CONTRARY.




That is the same day my paper for computer class is due! I guess we'll only be able to stay for an hour or two and then jam out...or I could...hmm...turn in the paper early...err...I dunno.

Maybe it just won't work. Although, really, I don't have much to do. I should take advantage of this opportunity to SHOW MY STUFF. Just need to find someone to assist.


It's official. Three and I will tackle the PS3 launch FROM THE TRENCHES!!! Rock.

I REALLY hope it doesn't rain : /

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Rockin' the Swiss herbs 'n Honey

It's Ricola drops for me, today. Just got back from the doctor. I will be cured! They prescribed some stuff, so if nothing else I won't get sicker.

Today is also voting day! Yesterday we were greeted by hangars in the trees urging an empassioned NO to Prop 85. A little horrific, yes, but I suppose that was the point.

In general, my mood is good. And so are these throat drops. In about 20 minutes I will go listen to a presentation I think our prof did that on purpose ;p Hopefully I'll be able to track down the boy today; he's hard to find these days.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

A Better Mood

Yes, I'm distracted from my boring reading by the fact that I am too complainy and pessimistic! And too obsessed with trying to be perfect according to some unknown scale. And too hating myself! This is no good.

DESPITE the fact that this weekend sucked pretty hardcore for various reasons, it wasn't THAT bad. I got to watch Outer Heaven last night with Scotty and that was fun. I got a crudload of stuff done, too. Even though I don't feel like I've been getting much done, I really have. Whether or not I have less work to do this week, I STILL got a lot done this weekend. All I have to do now is barrel through this week without looking back!!

I think my idea about reading Japanese gaming sites and learning vocab and kanji from them is a good one. Of course, supplemental textbook reading is fine, but I think I will be more upbeat about it if I feel like I'm directing the bulk of my efforts towards a more tangible goal (i.e. reading Japanese press releases and crud like that...then I can be USEFUL :D)

I went out and bought more tissues and soup this morning. This evening I had alphabet, which I've been really keen on trying again, since I haven't had it in years. It's vegetable content was impressive, but ultimately I am more of a chicken noodle fan (the chunky kind with carrots and celery ;p)

Scotty is missed...but if I can just get all the lame crud out of the way this week, I will have a kickass weekend in only five days! In addition to that, it's only 2.3 weeks until Thanksgiving Break! And then AFTER that I have less than three weeks of school left. Even though it feels like eons away, I just have to remember that the semester WILL wind down eventually...

Yay, I'm on a roll. Best go finish that boring reading assignment now...

Friday, November 03, 2006

Canned Soup generally very salty. I've been doing the chicken soup thing the past couple of days to make me feel like I'm taking care of myself. (Nevermind walking around in the rain to get to and from class...) In fact, you almost get to wondering if maybe the SALT is what is good for the sick people and maybe the chicken and noodles have little do with it.

Last night I had Campbell's Chicken Noodle (just the plain condensed version.) Today I found a microwave Progresso Chicken Noodle bowl. It has carrots and celery, plus bigger noodles and chicken. It's "chunky." I like it a whole lot better even though it doesn't escape the canned soup pitfall (SALT.) Another awesome bonus is that I need exactly ONE dish for this soup, and that isn't even a dish, it's a utensil. I need a spoon. For Campbell's you need a pan, a bowl, and a spoon. Laziness! It's great! Of course, laziness will cost you a couple dollars, at least at the campus grocery store : / I really shouldn't shop there, but when I'm sick I don't feel so much like gallavanting around.

Of course, now that I've taken a look at Campbell's website, I see they also offer a "chunky" version with veggies and so on. I'm sure they're comparable. As for what the school grocery store offers, I'll have to stick with Progresso.

Anyhow, soup! Not nasty dining hall food! Rock. It's too wet and chilly to go all the way over there the way I feel. It's very sad to be at school on a Friday night. Even though I know Scott is working late, it would be nice to be there when he got back. Usually I would be arriving downtown in about an hour...

odd dream

I was staying at some sort of hotel with someone as my roommate. I feel like I should've known who that was, but I can't remember. Someone I know. Maybe my first roommate from last year? I don't know. Anyhow we were at this hotel along with half of the cast of Full House, some guy and his wife who had a baby (who were somehow related to half the cast of Full House), and other random people.

This guy and his wife lost their baby in a pond. I wasn't sure what it looked like, but I was going to help them find it. Everyone was paddling around on mattresses in the pond, and some of them were swelling up really huge for some reason. First, I found a worm, but I figured that wouldn't be the baby. I started paddling around some more and then I saw something fall and caught it with my feet. It's almost as if the dad (who was the closest person, paddling with his wife onboard) dropped her. Anyhow I caught her underwater as she fell with my feet and then got her out and she was smiling and giggling and happy.

I was pretty happy, too, cuz I had saved the baby. For some reason I felt like I needed to be "in" this crowd. I was bummed out that it seemed like they didn't want me around, so I figured this was my ticket to being accepted, but all I got was a terse thank you and then everyone went to party.

Back in my room I was IMing zillion of people and then Scott called. For some reason he was mad at me, accusing me of liking it better when he's not around or something horrible like that. Then my alarm went off and I woke up : /

I feel pretty much like yesterday, so that's dandy. Gotta go get breakfast so I can show up for computer lab and try not to sneeze on the keyboard. We're in the lab today, which means I have to go to South campus. There was something else I was going to say, though...what was it. Morning, stuffy, strange dream, I don't remember.

Hmm. Last night I listened to the PS1 podcast before falling asleep. Actually, I only lasted like 3/4 of the way through, which means I probably fell asleep a little before 11, and then slept till 8, well, I may have woken up, but not enough to be awake. I even was sleeping when my alarm went off! You can tell I must be sick. I was hoping the boy would call, because I would fall asleep (as I did) but it looks like I will have to try to catch him today.

This will be only the second Friday night of the semester where I am not with him : / I know I'm lucky I get to see him most weekends, but I'm still pretty bummed out ;_;

Thursday, November 02, 2006

The sad sad face

So, as pretty much expected, the boy is buried up to his neck in pre-launch craziness and I have feel like crap. This does not make for a good weekend. Either I languish here at school, or brave the trains with my Kleenex and water bottles.

Oh, and let's not forget the random life-waster that is my LAST (after attending only 1 of 2 thus far) tutor training session. I'm sorely tempted to say, "I'm quite sick. I'm going home to be taken care of." Also, the fact that most of my tutees seem to not need me anymore MUST surely speak to the superior quality of my sessions. No one seems to doubt my ability to explain grammar and shell out tips, tricks, and the best web links. My politics teacher thought I looked like I was dying today, so maybe if I go in there tomorrow they will say, "Go be taken care of."

Even so, the idea of 3 hours of trains, not to mention lay-overs out of doors, hills to climb, and the rainy weather all combine to make an evil soup that would most likely be a super potion to whatever sort of virus is inhabiting my sinuses.


Of course, being the pessimist and self-hater that I am, I can't help but think that this is my just reward for skipping earlier in the week. Got an extra couple days there, but now my weekend is dead and I'm sick. It's not even like I can't go because I just can't go, and I could do fun stuff around here. I feel HORRIBLE, and I just want to lie around and try to get my homework done.

I wish I didn't even have to go to class tomorrow. In fact, I postponed my indie study meeting till Monday because I am so sniffly and hurty and out of it (and not studying much.) I have that fevery cold feeling (or at times that fevery hot feeling), swollen glands (the left of which is QUITE tender), and all the accompanying gook and throat bothering.

Probably the sacking out will occur early tonight, if possible. We'll see. I'll probably lie down with a podcast eventually and see where that gets me. Awake, no doubt, but, yeah...we'll see.

Native Americans outside

I had a chicken taco and a brownie for lunch. (Yeah, doesn't that sound healthy?) I was supposed to meet Flipper, but she wasn't there (or I didn't see her anywhere) and I called her cell, but she didn't answer. I had just spent an hour waiting around for my politics prof, so I decided to just eat.

Also, I have a cold or something. I feel like hell.

Anyhow, after that I went to buy some water before heading up to my apt to listen to some podcats and not accomplish much. There are some guys outside all dressed up dancing (and chanting.) The tall one was giving a speech when I walked up about how he doesn't...err I don't remember the word he used...but something like respect or commemorate...honor Colombus. "He had his day in the sun" for naming other people...something like that. All how he didn' agree with the term "Indian." Whatever, wasn't that a simple mistake? Didn't they think they WERE in India until they had explored a little bit? I mean, they probably should've revised their labels later, but I guess they didn't...

None of this would really bug me all that much except he was mentioning Menominee for some reason...probably cuz of the Native Americans there which is said, "Is up in Wisconsin, doncha know?"

So really, what the hell? It's bad for people to call him an Indian, but he can make dumb aside jokes to stereotypes for people from Wisconsin? I didn't really feel like listening to whatever else he had to say, since he had undermined whatever the hell he was trying to accomplish. Now, though, I can hear them outside my window...

I think mostly I'm just irritated because I have a cold.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Well, I guess it's fine that we didn't go to the Castro last night, what with 7 (err make that 9, now) people getting shot and all. We went out for Indian food at our favorite place and watched the original House on Haunted Hill. That was pretty much it, but it was fine. I had a stomach ache, though : /

This morning I had to leave >_< Grabbed some breakfast on the way to the BART. Train and all that was pretty much uneventful. When I got to Stockton, though, the cab was taking forEVER! I waited 40 minutes and then decided to screw it and walk. I'm sure he arrived 5 minutes after I left, but whatever...

It's kind of a hike, someone said two miles, and I had my backpack, so that kind of sucked. It really wasn't that bad. I stopped off downtown for an Alaskan roll (which seems to be different wherever you go, but this one had spicy tuna (or was it salmon...spicy something and avocado with the orange stuff on top.) Very tasty, not too expensive and they gave me free edamame and miso soup o_O Then I walked some more and by the time I hit Baskin Robbins I decided I wanted dessert, so I had a single pumpkin pie ice cream cone. Wasn't really up to my expectations, but meh.

Astro wasn't very exciting. My friend gave me her notes from Monday, though, so I should be set for that. The rest of the afternoon was mostly just relaxing and playing games.

My roommate invited me to her dinner birthday (she's 21, if you recall) and I was really excited. I had even checked out the menu of the place beforehand to pick what I wanted. So I was all excited, and just starving myself until it was time to go, when suddenly I realized I hadn't called about my tutoring appts @_@ So I called and thank God there weren't any...that I missed. I have one in about 15 minutes, so I couldn't go for dinner. Instead I had a couple bites of potato, some so-so chicken, a piece of dry nasty broccoli, and some grape nuts (since the dining hall just didn't cut it.) Booooooo.

Ah well, I have to go. Tomorrow is Thursday and if I cross my fingers hard enough, maybe the boy will be able to come out here this weekend so we get more than just one day :D (I have to show up for tutor training or they'll hate me forever. Maybe I could tell them someone died...)