olaf47: (writer)
1.) I love fall. I missed it so much when I was in Africa, and it is not the same in Oregon as it is in Michigan (seriously, Oregon, don't you understand that the leaves are all supposed to turn pretty colors?), but it is still FALL. I am excited. I walked home from school in a zigzag path, stepping on all the crunchy looking leaves. It was satisfying.

2.) School has been great, in a different sort of way. All I want to do anymore is write. And it's kind of all I am doing. So I take part in discussions in my other classes via reading spark notes (or common sense, in one of the classes), and do not do the reading. And then I read five thousand things for Fiction Writing and write a million pages and spend hours on Google Maps and Google Earth figuring out where my characters lived in NYC before the world ended (both in Queens, one in Kew Gardens, the other I can't decide which neighborhood). It's just kind of bad because I only want to learn things if they pertain to my writing, which, eventually, could be a lot of things, but currently is about New York City and guns and the end of the world (and, in another piece, Kansas and airplanes and the Air Force and strokes and Paris and espresso and cutting and Seattle).

3.) English Boy is not going to join the English Army, after all. At least not immediately. He is going to teach English in Palestine instead, which is a bit of a relief.

4.) I love Jim Croce.

5.) I am going to be Peach for Halloween! From Mario Kart! It basically just means I get to wear a big pink dress and a tiara! I am so excited. I do not think there will ever be a time that I don't want to dress up for Halloween.

6.) I'm trying to get the Old Spice Man to record a video for my anniversary with The Boyfriend. Any suggestions on how to get him to do it? I have tweeted at him and sent him a message on youtube and am off to find him on facebook. I feel like I should write him a real fan letter and send it--I think he lives in Portland even? Perhaps I could stalk him and deliver it personally, because that wouldn't be weird.

7.) Did I mention that I love fall?
olaf47: (b0ob$)
School is wonderful.

Three classes (well, and sculling but that more counts as something I do in my spare time) is the way to go. Fiction Writing is lovely, even if my character REALLY wants me to write her at 16 and in Paris when she's actually 9 and in Kansas. Western Political Thought is good, mostly just because I love the professor. He always gets worked up and about halfway through class he takes off his jacket and it is adorable. Global Security is fine, nothing special. Lots of discussion, which is nice.

Tonight we are making FAT LEES. I AM SO EXCITED. I've invited way too many people, including people who don't even watch BSG but who I love enough that it is okay. Hill and R-squared and both of their boys will be here. Potentially Hunter but I'm guessing not 'cause he's lame. Oh boy, lots more people too, who I sort of casually invited. It started as a "like three of us will get together and to this" thing and I think there will be closer to 15 people. Oh well. :)

I miss home, but that happens. Especially since Best Friend didn't have her phone for a few days. I get so lonely without her. ♥ I think that's mostly the reason I've been annoyed with my roommates lately--the girls anyway. They're just a little obliviously exclusive and tend to think that if things aren't done their way, they're done wrong. Blegh.

It's September 11 and I remember what the day was like, way back when, but I try to think more about it being my parents' anniversary. They've been married 28 years and if that isn't one of the greatest things you've ever heard, I don't know what is.
olaf47: (natalie portman)
I'm back at school. Mostly enjoying it but rather unproductive. Though tonight I am having a dinner party with crab cakes and lemon risotto and it's going to be amazing.

Love my new room with the Boyfriend. It is bigger and prettier and has a better shower and less removed from the rest of the house, which is nice.

School starts on Monday. Can't wait for Fiction Writing and Sculling. Don't much care for my other two classes, which is a bit sad, as they are the only ones required for my major. I was so excited about Political Science for about a year and a half. Now I'm just getting through it, wishing I was writing.

I gotta be honest, guys, I was really frustrated with the lack of response to my last entry. I was having a really hard time and didn't have anyone to talk to, and so I was grateful to turn to my online community of friends. Except then there wasn't one.

Anyway, things are good here. Texas and I were awkward for about thirty minutes but then seemed to get over ourselves. Roommate Boy lives with us again, which is fun, except he has a lady friend, who I love but takes up so much time. I am so selfish about him. :P And while I've always loved Gill, another new roommate to the house, I am not as sure about it now that we're in close quarters so often. But this is silly--I'm complaining when really everything is fun. I've been spending a lot of time with Hill and also with Hunter. It's odd, having friends who you haven't known very long but you feel like you've known forever. Such is the case with the Tent Wife, too, who I saw a few days ago. Maybe it was being together constantly in Africa but we just...fit. It's nice.

olaf47: (smile)

It was quite anti-climatic, as I finished with a take home test. Usually it's something more like finishing a test, turning it in, and walking out of one of the academic buildings for the last time. Instead, it was, "Well. Um. I guess I'll email this to him. I'm done." But still very exciting.

BASEBALL SOON. We have ridiculously good tickets. I don't know exactly where, but in the "on-deck circle" section, which stretches from dugout to dugout, including behind home plate. *dies*

Mom seems nervous that I am sad that I'm coming home for the summer--since Texas, Roommate Boy (who will be Roommate Boy again for real!), and The Boyfriend are staying out here, together. But Portland doesn't have the Lake, or a beach, or les filles, or my family or Other Families, or Tigers baseball, or the IOM, or that feeling of home. Nowhere but Michigan will ever be home to me, especially in the summer. And this summer, the aunt and uncle aren't living with us, so I'll have my room again and much more peace and quiet. I will bike everywhere and write everything and I can't wait.

LOST spoilers )


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olaf47: (Default)
Hmmmmmmm, weekend.

iiz goood (say 'is good' with a cliched soviet union style accent) )

Last week before spring break. Two midterms and a first draft of a paper, but then SPRINGGGGGGG BRRRRREEEEAAAAAAKKKKKKK! Going to Roommate Boy's house! I am the last person in our group who has never been there! I am very excited. Also, REDWOODS. So much fun.

I need a recipe for corn bread. Southern friends (that's basically all of you), I'm looking at you.

Sports Night. Then bed. Tickets to baseball soon. ♥
olaf47: (Default)
I'm not stressed about the thing I was stressed about before. Now only this thesis propossssssallllllllll. Gah.

But...BASEBALL AND MY PARENTS = HAPPINESS AND JOY. That's right, spring training has started. And the parental unit will be here in mere days. ♥ ♥ ♥

I've decided I want basically everyone I know to visit me. I love my house, I love this city, this campus. I want to show it off. So, if you can spare some dollars for a plane ticket to the NW, I got an extra bed (and three couches) for you. I'm trying to get Flo to come for her spring break, but I doubt that will work. The Best Friend is crazy busy because she's still being academically BRILLIANT, where as I sort of fell away from that after high school.

I love Taylor Swift. But my relationship with music in Africa was mostly just my relationship with people. I mean, anyone I missed, if I could somehow associate a lyric with them, I did. It was fine at the time, but now it's a little distracting when I hear a song and think of someone I shouldn't.

I've been watching Firefly. Just the first three eps, slowly but surely. I love Nathan Fillion. Forever. ♥

Speaking of TV, I like flashsidewaysie LOST. Also. JAM BABY THIS WEEK. omigodi'msoexcited.

Food, class, home, more food, appointment, work. Damn.
olaf47: (Default)
I've been a bit MIA lately. I think it's at least partially because a lot of my friend list has also been MIA. I've been reading everyone's entries, just not really writing my own. I still have to work on a meme from [livejournal.com profile] coffeesuperhero, but that might take a while.

Things going on in my life:
- The day before Valentine's Day, the Boyfriend took me to a barbecue place for dinner. The wait for a table was supposed to be about thirty minutes; after an hour, we decided to just make our order take out. Oh my God, you guys. The pulled pork was life-changing, I swear. It was the best thing I have ever had. Ever.
- The Olympics make me happy, but make it hard to get any work done.
- My parents are coming out to visit soon! I am tres excited! I miss them. ♥
- Having a big thing tonight for my birthday. I'm excited, but last night was bigger than I expected it to be, so mostly I'm tired. I'm trying to have a slow day and maybe take a nap, but Texas is being pissed at me for saying we should go to Avatar and then changing my mind. She wants to go still, I'm hoping we can just go some other time. But I also don't want her mad at me. Blegh.

We watched Firefly last night! I'm a crazy person who has never seen it, so that was exciting. Just watched the first episode, but it was fun and I liked it, except that it has the worst music ever. :P Nathan Fillion just always makes me happy. One of the girls I watched with said, "He's so cute. In like an adorable way, not in a hot way." I'm pretty sure he's cute in a hot way, just saying.

Baseball spring training is happening and it gets me so excited! ♥
olaf47: (natalie portman)
I am still a little broken, but mostly doing well. The fall down the stairs seems to have only caused bruises, nothing worse.

My computer, however, is definitely broken. I'm waiting for a new hard drive to arrive in the mail. I didn't realize how much I was attached to my specific computer until it got taken from me. D:

But the weekend, prior to computer breakage, was actually quite wonderful. We had an African party Friday night and an Africa party Saturday night. The African party was for people actually from Africa, who are friends with some of the housemates, and the Africa party was for people who came with me to Africa. Both were fantastically lovely. It was really good to see the Africa folks who were able to make it, and we didn't spend the whole time only talking about Africa, which would have upset Texas (who applied but didn't get in).

I also had my first shift at the Phonathon yesterday and got people to donate 35 dollars. I was excited. The job is going to involve a lot of doodling I think, maybe some secretive writing (which I don't think I'm supposed to do because it is distracting). But money. I need it, the job lets me have it. I just have to remember that.

Valentine's Day Sunday. I think we're doing dinner on Saturday night. I don't know. I'm weird about Valentine's Day, because I don't *want* it to matter, but it does to me. I mean, last year I had a SHIT time all day with my Science Olympiad girls outside of Seattle, and then came home and I don't think The Boyfriend even said, "Happy Valentine's Day." I wanted to break things. All that was needed really, was a happy valentine's day and maybe a piece of chocolate. I'm not that high maintenance, I swear.

Anyway, then next Sunday is my birthday, which means sometime that weekend we'll have to do sloe gin fizzes because they are the best.

olaf47: (fuck off)
My computer broke last night.

I fell down the stairs this morning.

The GPS didn't work, took me to the middle of nowhere and made me miss my appointment at the Apple Store.

After finally getting an appointment at the Apple Store, they told me it was my hard drive, I needed a new one and they couldn't do anything. All of which I already knew.

My back hurts. I am working on both Valentine's Day and my birthday.

A happier update will come at some point. Honestly, the weekend was completely fantastic until my computer broke. And the Winter Olympics are soon, which is exciting even though I will not be going.
olaf47: (kara laughing)
Classes start tomorrow. I'm not sure I remember how to do school if it's not in Africa. I haven't been in a real classroom since April.

Here is the bidding thread on me for [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti . You can get a fic or editing services for cheap and help Haiti at the same time.

Watched 24 last night and will probably continue watching it because Katee Sackhoff is in it now. I like her with shorter hair than in the show, but she's still Katee Sackhoff. ♥ Plus she has a personal storyline instead of just "raaaah! we blow things up!"

Burn Notice is back tonight! Plus a House episode. ETA: Both of these things are wrong. BN is Thursday, and House isn't on tonight because there is more 24. Nonetheless: I'm going to be honest, I missed watching TV every week.

'Cause I commented on [livejournal.com profile] leiascully 's meme:

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request that I write a drabble of any pairing/character of their choosing (or you can have an icon). In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level.

1. Academy!Kara for [livejournal.com profile] leiascully
2. Sam/Dee for [livejournal.com profile] coffeesuperhero
3. Burn Notice for [livejournal.com profile] gracent_dic
olaf47: (Default)
Oh hello there.

I am back in Portland, which is positively lovely. We have a HOUSE, which is crazy. Roommate Boy hangs around even though he is technically no longer Roommate Boy, so that is exciting. The Book of Eli comes out today, which is also exciting.

Last night was ridiculous, as first nights back to school are wont to be. Got in, ate, slept, etc. Some ladies came over and we ate and the night started. Dancing and pong playing and snuggling. Roommate Boy and Texas seem like things may be happening, which is kind of HILARIOUS.

I should probably buy books and set up the room and clean (there are wine bottles and donuts *all* over the dining room table) and such. Instead, I will make some food and continue watching Universal Sports--an all-Olympic all the time network--with Roommate Boy, Texas, and The Boyfriend. Obviously, life is good.
olaf47: (lips)
The happenings on House are way more important to you than how you did on your final.

House spoilers )

This episode has made up for Daniel dying on LOST.

And there's also real life things: one final down, two to go. My nonfiction piece can be considered finished, or not, depending on if I want to/have more time to spend on it. Then I'll be a senior based on credits, though I'm still doing two more years.

In less than a week I'll be off this campus and won't be back for 8 months. The excitement about Africa seems to outweigh how much I'm going to miss the Boyfriend and the best friends. At least Roommate Boy is coming with me.

Ooh! In other news, Roommate Boy is on his way to getting a girl (this is a big step. He is very reserved and nervous about the ladies.) However there's less than a week of school so it's probably not going to work out, at least not now. But still exciting.

maybe too much information on my lesbianism )

And again, with all of this, the thing that has had the greatest immediate impact on my life is the episode of House. My name is Meryl, and I am a fangirl.
olaf47: (lucia)
Only one month and then I'm halfway through college. That just seems so weird.

It seems that my spring break has taken all the college age need for intoxication out of me. It was fun and all, but I don't need to do it every weekend. Plus, it's just kind of a waste of calories. :)

So I'm sitting around by myself on a Friday night, reading fanfiction that I've already read. I flew through Leah Kate's In Hiding earlier in the week and am now most of the way through On the Road. It's definitely an amazing story, both of them are. The writing's not as good as I remember it being, which isn't all that disappointing. It's not bad writing, it's just not brilliant, but I'm still enjoying it immensely. It's amazing, how she sets everything up chapters and chapters in advance. It's obvious she planned everything out, or at least a lot of things out. I wish I had a story that I could plan in advance, that I knew where it was headed. Instead my characters just sort of go, and whatever comes out comes out.

I also am so jealous of people like Leah Kate and [livejournal.com profile] leiascully. I mean I know it's fanfiction, so maybe that doesn't seem as important to some people, but they are known. If people are looking for good Skate fanfiction or good Huddy fanfiction (and maybe others for [livejournal.com profile] leiascully, but that's the only fandom of hers with which I'm involved), they'll get directed to IH and OtR and basically anything by [livejournal.com profile] leiascully. That's just so impressive to me. I want that sometime, fanfiction or not. (ETA: I accidentally wrote "anything but" at first, instead of "anything by", and that was obviously wrong. Sorry. Hah. )

In other writing news, I met with my Creative Nonfiction professor regarding a piece we had just written. She told me there were a couple of places where she would tweak or maybe cut, but she thinks I could submit it for publication! I almost fell out of my chair. To have a writing professor say something like that to me--I mean, I can't even explain it. I've been writing since I was about 7, maybe earlier. I started my first attempt of a novel at 8 or 9. It's always been in the background, something I just expected to do for my entire life. But now I want it to be what I do with my life, and to have her say something like that--it just makes me think that maybe I have a chance after all. It's exhilarating.

Other parts of my life, in brief:
I'm no longer a Science Olympiad coach, which is a long and stupid story. But I'm still in contact with a couple of the girls and they have made me feel really great and really appreciated, something I never got from the coach. So that's nice.
Wicked was good but not great. Elphaba was excellent, but Glinda and especially Fiyero left much to be desired. Still, it was culture, which made me happy.
I'm thinking about what Hunter always says about how my friends are bringing me down. Maybe they are. I'm sort of trying to branch out, but it makes me afraid that I will branch away from the Boyfriend, which I don't necessarily want to do. *le sigh* We'll see what comes of it. I'm out of here in a month anyway, and then summer and then Africa, so I suppose a lot might be different by then.
There's a boy from home who I think might be pursuing me. We've been facebook chatting late at night. It's quite flattering, as I find him immensely cute and he's rather gentlemanly and plays a mean piano. And I mean, a mean piano. So that's flattering anyway.
I miss my darling Deb, as I feel we have not been talking as much lately, and now she's on a posting hiatus and might not even see this. But if she does ♥
olaf47: (buttercup)
It's always so difficult for me to get back into LJ once I've left for a while. I feel like I've missed everything in my friend's lives and maybe it'd be easier just not to catch up. And then, once I do get back into it, I look at it like four times a day at least. So basically, forgive me for being spacy and probably not fully around for another week or so.

If anything exciting has happened in your life, let me know. Or not exciting. Basically I'm happy to hear what's happening with you.

Meanwhile, I have missed two birthdays: my darlings [livejournal.com profile] leiascully and [livejournal.com profile] night_sky_dream! On the same day no less! Obviously the 24th of March is a wonderful day. I hope it was glorious for you both, and I'm very sorry that I missed it. I send you both love.

Spring Break was also glorious. My darling brother came up (I keep saying up but it's more over than up, I suppose). We went to a friend's grandma's cabin and did absolutely nothing. Lots of Disney movies. Lots of illegal activities. I tried to keep track of quotes but failed a little. I only got a few.

"Stop, pasta sauce! Stop!"
"You are misjudging the current state of my face."
"It was good. I was so fucked up I couldn't even stay conscious."

Good times.

I am going to see Wicked tomorrow! Very exciting. Also exciting: I have just over a month and then I am halfway done with college. Did I say exciting? I meant scary as fuck. I should work on figuring out what I'm going to do with my life. Nursing school? Peace Corps? Peace Corps just seems to be delaying the inevitable. Once I do it I still have to find something to do after. Right, but I'm not worrying about that. Get through this month then it's summer then it's Africa. Glorious.
olaf47: (buttercup)
(aka: there is a beautiful full moon).

I am going to Africa. Africa. I get this way after our Sunday meetings for the trip, when I suddenly realize I'm going to Africa. Kenya and Tanzania for a semester. And maybe more afterward, because the trip ends the first week in December and our only obligation is to be back for school in the middle of January (though I will probably return for Christmas and all that). I may cavort to Europe to be with friends studying abroad there. And Spain! I have never been to Spain, so it is a goal.

But yes, Africa. We had kids from last semester's trip come in and talk to us. I am already in love with the continent I have decided. I am going to find a story there. I find stories every time I travel. I am going to be a writer. I am certain. In fact, I just read a passage for my nonfiction class that made me think of...me:

"I too, if I may mention myself, have always known that my destiny was, above all, a literary destiny--that bad things and some good things would happen to me, but that, in the long run, all of it would be converted into words." - Jorge Luis Borges, Blindness

Hunter S. Thompson (that's what I'm calling him now) and I have decided to have weekly bouts of writing. Or I suppose weekend bouts of writing. Except our Saturdays are so very full soon. This Saturday = Valentine's Day, Hunter's birthday, and me at a Science Olympiad invitational. Next Saturday = my birthday. Saturday after = he being adorable and flying across the country for a girl. Saturday after = me on a retreat with the Africa kids. Saturday after = Science Olympiad State.

Ridiculous, yes?

I am especially inspired for the moment, but I must go read for Constitutional Law, which is also inspiring but in a different way. I have done a good job writing my fic for [livejournal.com profile] kinky_hearts, though I must finish it. Oh smut for Valentine's Day, you are so silly. But I forget that someone will write something for me, and then I remember and it makes me happy/laugh. I have been using parentheses lately in fics. I'm not sure if it's silly or not. I am also on the lookout for good West Wing fics, if anyone knows any.

I am going to start watching Battlestar Gallactica. Really I am. Because they are the pretty. They are "I want to go to there" pretty. That is my new measure of pretty.

Talk to me, flist.
olaf47: (natalie portman)
I have not appropriately updated of late.
Sometimes my RL friends get upset with me for such things. So here is a more appropriate update:

School is pretty awesome. I'm kind of only doing reading for my Con Law class and most for my English class (but no Adam Smith and nothing for IA), but it seems to be working out okay. IA makes me want to bang my head against the wall, or the floor, or some bricks, but I am going to try to pay more attention today.

I tried out for Senior Thesis Projects and am about to be off to check if they have posted callbacks yet. It's always a scary time (even though I am not a theatre major and do not expect much) to stand there and scan for your name. If you don't see it the first time you want to scan again because you don't want to have missed it when it was really there! but you don't want to be pathetic and stand there forever looking glum. Woe is me. But yes, tried out for that and the director for the play I want seemed to like me. I am hoping to be one of the lesbians. Yes, this will mean I actually have to make out (and then some) with a girl onstage, but I like the characters the best and I have no problem with making out with girls. (In related news, I had a sex dream about Kate Walsh. First she was Sigourney Weaver and we were best buds, and then when she took me (into a van) to meet her family, she turned into Kate Walsh. And then we had sex. In front of the van. And in a laundry room.)

Science Olympiad is my love. I am still working on making Elise into a normal person. I must make her a C.D. before tomorrow with possible songs she may use to calm her down during competition. And then next weekend in the invitational in Seattle and I GET TO GO! I am immensely excited about such news. I will spend most of the day chasing Elise around and being ridiculous so she laughs instead of faints. Good plan, I think. Also MARYANN GOT A RELATIVELY LIGHT BRIDGE TO HOLD! This is very exciting news. Now we just need to cut ten grams off it and we will win the world! (Okay, maybe not the world).

My mother and grandmother are coming for like a day the week after my birthday (no seriously, a day). Emily and her mother are coming after that. And hopefully the brother and the best friend will come soon thereafter. Also it is my birthday soon. I will be 19, which is a wonderful age of..oh wait. No. It's not. Nothing comes from being 19. I can't even be in the "Barely Legal" porn anymore. Haha. I just think that's a funny thing to say and cannot say it in real life because people tend to think I'm insane/disgusting. But really I just think I'm funny.

I have terrible news. I am madly in love with 30 Rock. I love it more than The Office! My friend Nate is very angry at me for this fact. But really, it's all Tina Fey's fault. I want to marry her. (Of course, I also want to marry John Krasinski, so I'm not sure why 30 Rock takes precedent. Perhaps because I've wanted to marry Tina Fey for longer, and she does not have a significant other on said show. Though I did cry over Jim and Pam because they are le cute).

Also, go Steelers, you are the best.

I have officially read all of failblog. This is why I do not do my homework.

I hope this counts as a good enough real update which involves neither fanfiction or television (or I suppose is not centered around those things anyway).
olaf47: (rawr)
I always write the titles to JJ Abrams's shows in all caps )

I have new friends! [livejournal.com profile] ninamazing from [livejournal.com profile] kinky_hearts, then [livejournal.com profile] queer_theory, [livejournal.com profile] willwrite4food and [livejournal.com profile] anne_figo from a multi-fandom friends meme (which I still call meh-mees). So anyway: Welcome!

Oh flist. I seem to have broken my back. It hurt a little, then a little more, then extended into my tailbone and I am broked. The boyfriend emailed a chiropractor friend who knows people out here for a referral, so hopefully I will be fixed soon enough.

Tomorrow is just spinning (which I might skip re: the back) and lots of work on Science Olympiad that I didn't do over break. I've fallen in love with my Constitutional Law class though. My professor's intense and the whole thing just makes you think and he mentioned today, "That'd be an interesting thesis." and I hadn't ever even thought of doing my thesis on Con Law but I am now! Of course, I've got some time before I have to figure all that out, but I just wanted to exclaim how excited I am.

Had our first meeting for studying in East Africa next semester. Boring stuff, as is any first meeting, but it was for STUDYING IN EAST AFRICA NEXT SEMESTER so it was pretty exciting.

Hope y'all are lovely.

(PS- I love Daniel Faraday)
olaf47: (lips)
It is good to have it back. I think regardless of whether this show is good or bad, I like it. It is my comfort.

Things I love: )

I watched it with a friend who has not seen all of the fourth season, but she read up on the episodes and watched the clips show, so it worked out. Also another guy who I don't know very well but who has been ostracized by some really immature friends because he was an asshole in a relationship. (Long story that involves too much immaturity to think about). So it was nice to hang with him for sure.

I'm really excited about this semester. I'm going to die from the workload, but it will be good. Civil Liberties and Political Thought should be really cool, and I'm looking forward to Creative Nonfiction. Methods will be whatever. And of course, Spinning with Sam Taylor will be epic.

I hope those who watched LOST enjoyed it and those who didn't enjoyed their night as well.
olaf47: (buttercup)
So I am back in Portland. This is excessively amazing. Last night was so fantastic, we wandered around south campus for a while and Kate and I had a lovely girl-talk session. Basically the night as a whole was as wonderful as a first night could have been.

Then today we (everyone except Eli--me, Kate, Miles, Sam and Eric) went on a huge adventure to the Bins, which is a Goodwill Outlet store where they sell clothes by the pound. We got a couch for the boys' room for 30 bucks, and it's so comfy! Then we went to Target (with the couch strapped to the roof of the super old Volvo, it was a little frightening) and bought a whole bunch of stuff for school and for decorating rooms and such. I'm supposed to be unpacking/decorating right now, but I'm failing at it a little. Though I am listening to Disney just to bring back thoughts of Maisha. It's so weird--no one lives in the same place and there are boys in her room! Also, she's in Africa and won't be back til next semester. Sad face.

I've got my poster of The Office, Sawyer from LOST, and Free Hugs up. Plus some stuff from Denver and the convention (which was completely amazing and I can't really put into words. I'll try if you want to know, just ask). My bed, desk and bookshelf are in place but not decorated or anything. I'm working on it. I'm also trying to figure out what my living situation will be. I mean, Rachel K., who is in a suite with Kate and Sarah J., doesn't have a roommate. But I don't really want to officially move in there--I'll probably do it second semester but not first. But I think I will use her closet space for some clothes, since they're right next door to the boys. Just since it's not a quad w/ three people (aka there's not official room for me) with Eli and Miles, I don't know where I'll be living. I'll probably be spending more time in my room this year--especially because I want to host students and make money. So we have to work on that, which does kind of affect the unpacking. We'll see.

Everyone is taking the first RAZ ride of the year and I kind of want to go, but there is no reason for me to go to Freddie's, I just want to because it's the first freakin' RAZ ride. I will work on unpacking instead, and figure things out when they get back.

Tomorrow I only have one class, and Kate doesn't have any, so we'll probably hang out and do nothing all day together while everyone else is in class. I think we're going to go visit Sam Taylor (crew coach) too, because he wants people to rejoin the team, and we might do it for the fall but probably not the spring. Also I miss him. He was my only inappropriate older man, and I didn't even really have a crush on him. Haha.

Anyway, just ask if you want to know about the convention (amazing), and other than that, HELLO FROM PORTLAND!


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