Monthly Archives: December 2009

Bleh

So, I drove up to Dairy Queen today to pick up a schedule for this coming week. I had  already resigned myself to the fact that the majority of my time these next three weeks would be spent working, so you can imagine my surprise when my manager told me that she didn’t have any hours to give me this week. This is basically the best news I have heard in a while.

But it also means that I have to keep myself entertained for four days until Christmas. As I’m sure you have gathered (even if reading this is your only interaction with me) I have a very short attention span. Example: In the past hour I have, in this order, listened to Lady Gaga for ten minutes, read for ten minutes, trudged upstairs and tried to sit through The Santa Clause 3, got bored, and repeated the process.

So having nothing to do for the next week bodes ill for me. And as my family does not have wireless internet, that means my time on the interwebs is rather limited. If all else fails, I guess I could always try to read my chemistry textbook, which I bought back home for some unfathomable reason.

So I guess that the moral of the story is I will most likely cut myself, just to know what it feels like (I have legitimately thought about this, but more on that later). Happy Holidays!

-Ryujin

PS. As you may know, getting new socks is one of the most exciting things that can happen to me (I am basically Dumbledore). I have two new pairs of bed socks, and they are the softest socks that I have ever worn. Okay, bye for reals this time.

Days Until Christmas: 5

Edit: I just realised that Christmas is way bigger than anything else in my Cloud of Doom. This amuses me.

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Previously on “Life” …

So, finals week is upon us here in Kirksville, and I get the feeling that I should be much more stressed out. I mean, I only have two comprehensive finals, but I see everyone cramming like crazy, and I feel like I should be doing the same. However, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that finals week is my favourite week of the year. Not only do I not have any classes, but it seems that there is always something to do; even if it is just watching Saw with Missi’s house. That being said, I have probably eaten more junk food in the last four days than in the last four months. And tonight is Reading Day Eve. This should be interesting.

In other news, this past Friday I met the only other furry in Kirksville, a senior at TSU, and it was freaking awesome. Not only can I say that I have met a friend from the internet IRL, but I now have a friend in the fandom, which is nice. And according to him, I didn’t come off as a complete freak, which is good.

That is actually something I am really self-conscious about. Don’t get me wrong, I love myself the way I am and do not plan on changing, but I realise that I am really weird. So I always worry that when I meet people for the first time that they won’t like me because I freak them out. And then it all kind of snowballs from there and I end up freaking out for nothing. Not to mention that while I love meeting new people and making new friends, I am terrified of the initial conversation. Maybe this has something to do with me being an introvert, maybe not.

Well, I’ve taken up enough of your time. I will try to post stuff more regularly in the future.

-Ryujin

Days until Winter Break: 3

Days until Christmas: 10

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Besides finals, of course.

But as cliche as it may be, I truly adore December. Christmas is great and all; but to someone who has never been very religious (scratch that, religious at all), it has little meaning to me. I like watching the snow fall, and here in Kirksville, it has been falling for two days. As a matter of fact, a snowball fight is scheduled to take place about two hours from now.

I don’t know what it is, but something about snow just lifts my spirits. Last night I was walking back to my dorm at midnight, and I stopped and danced in the middle of the parking lot for a good ten minutes, just because the snow blowing through the street lights looked cool. If it weren’t so cold, no doubt I would be out there right now. Actually, it has turned into freezing rain, so I probably would not.

On a sadder note, I seem to have lost my dragon hat. This is probably one of my most favourite things I have ever bought, so the fact that I can’t find it makes me really depressed. However, there is the chance that it is in either Jen’s or Miss’s car, so hope springs eternal. Or, at least until I check those places.

Well, that’s all folks. I hope you have a wonderful holidays, and if you don’t celebrate, then at least have a kick-ass winter for me, alright?

-Ryujin

Days Until Winter Break: 10

Days Until Christmas: 17

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Group Projects

Just putting this out there, I HATE group projects. They basically combine all of the worst things in the world for me. I have to interact with other humans, the majority of which are dumb arses. If i get to pick my own group, that is usually fine, as I just pick my friends and am done with it. But when either the groups are picked for you, or I don’t like any one in the class, then this is literally living hell for me.

Now, I don’t mind projects, except when they involve speaking in front of groups (as this one does); but I do mind when my group consists of two people who are just fine with putting everything off to the last minute. I am just as guilty as the next person when it comes to procrastination, but when something is due in three days, maybe it is time to start working. Just a thought.

But the worst thing is when I am the only one taking the project seriously, and so I end up doing all of the work. I don’t particularly care, but when members of the group tell me that we should probably get together and start the project, and I am already done, it just seems a little unfair. “Ryujin,” you might say, ” just don’t do everything. Make them help, too.” Easier said than done, I’m afraid. I don’t do groups well for the simple reason that other people’s ideas usually sound stupid to me.

Example: For this project, our group was supposed to find a topic related to technological advances through chemistry. When I asked my group members what they wanted to do, both of them said they didn’t care. so I chose a topic that I found interesting. When the time came to write a presentation outline, neither of them knew anything about the topic, so I ended up writing the outline myself. And of course, since I was the only one who had bothered to do any research at all, I ended up putting the presentation together. The only thing that my group partners will have contributed to this project will be their voices as they read off what I have already written.

Sorry for the rant, but honestly that is probably all I am going to use this blog for. So deal with it. Bitch.

-Ryujin

Days until Winter Break: 16 (aka Too Damn Many)

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