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10:18pm 01/07/2005
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Studying and a movie...   
11:42pm 19/12/2003
mood: nerdy
Today I finally went and saw The Return of the King and it was awesome!! I think I liked it the best of all the LOTR movies. Besides that, I've been studying like crazy. I'm not letting my grades slip like that again so I've decided to read all my books ahead of time so I'll be a little bit ahead. =) I'm reading a book by James Spradely for linguistic anthropology called You Owe Yourself a Drunk. It's actually kind of sad...It's an ethnography of some drunken, homeless people in Seattle and it explores the whole culture of "urban nomads." I'm not sure yet how it ties in with linguistics, but I suppose I'll find out eventually...It actually makes me think a little differently about the group of homeless people I knew when I worked at Hardee's. I mean, sure, they annoyed me because they were always hitting on me, but now I'm starting to see a different side of people like them...

I've also started on my book for physical anthropology called Humankind Emerging which is pretty interesting so far. It's mostly about evolution and the first chapter basically just covers stuff I already know, but it's good to go over it all again. Bonus: Lots of monkeys!!! w00t! =D

I've also written part of the essay I decided to write for Pitt. It's optional, but it can help them decide when they're reviewing applications. With my luck, I won't even get accepted, but at least I'll know I tried! =) And if I do get accepted, I probably won't get enough scholarships, but I tried. That's all I can do really.

Well, on to more reading or...something. I haven't actually decided yet...

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01:13am 19/12/2003
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This kind of disturbs me...   
12:17am 18/12/2003
mood: silly
I have more online friends than I do outside of the Internet...That's sad, isn't it?


Why do I feel like an utter failure? I have no hope of improving.

Today I went to Mrs. Kim's house and typed up a whole lot of stuff for her. She kind of has a computer phobia so I have to help her out. *lol* I'm just happy because it gave me something to do besides study, which I really need to catch up on, though... I have so many books I need to finish!

You know, I had other stuff to write but I forgot what I was going to say. I always do that! Oh, and I found a new community called akhetaten which is all about the Amarna period. It's sooo great to finally have a community about my favorite time period! *huggles Akhenaten* ^.^

I think I've been having mood swings lately and my brain's been kind of scattered. O.o

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11:40pm 16/12/2003
mood: jubilant
Okay, it's getting late and I'm bored. I don't have anything else to do...

I stole this from queenie_of_dark

1. Copy this whole list into your journal.
2. Bold the things that you have in common with me.
3. Whatever you don't bold, replace with things about you.

01. I have made bad decisions.
02. I wear mostly black, but I rarely wear dresses.
03. I have enough music to open a used record-store.
04. I have all the Simon and Garfunkel CDs they released as re cords in the 1960s. ^.^
05. I have no children.
06. Sometimes I wonder if anyone understands.
07. I need more sleep.
08. I hate people who TypE LyKe D1s.
09. I also hate it when people use "how r u" instead of "how are you".

10. I'm not sure if I want children.
11. I have never broken a bone.
12. I have had stitches once.

13. In my house I am usally barefoot.
14. I want to go to Egypt
15. I wish I had more to give.
16. I'm not a member of the mile-high club.

17. I've never dyed my hair.
18. I have a lot to learn.
19. I'd like to start working out again, and get back in shape.
20. Alan Rickman is sexy.
21. I love music.

22. I'm allergic to cats.
23. I need to clean my bedroom.
24. I like to cook.
25. I feel tired, right now, at this very moment.
26. I have issues.
27. I love hearing new kinds of (good) music.
28. I'm obnoxious sometimes.
29. Most people don't know how to take me at first.

30. I don't have any tattoos.
31. I don't play tennis.
32. I love pizza.
33. I procrastinate. A LOT.
34. I wish I had more time.
35. Some days I just want to tell them all to go to hell and die.
36. I hate doing the dishes.
37. I hate cleaning up gross stuff like maggoty garbage.
38. I'm tired.

39. My favorite colors are black and red.
40. I'm rarely bored.
41. I really enjoy creative and personal gifts, even if they cost nothing.
42. I'd rather not hear about someone's sex life.
43. I try not to focus on all the mistakes I have made, but I always do anyway.
44. I want a Playstation 2.
45. I love old movies.
46. I'm part German, but I've never been to Germany. I'd like to go one day!
47. I've never been skiing.
48. I like to swim.
49. I got my driver's license at 18.

50. I regret a lot of things in my life.
51. I am introverted
52. I used to play guitar
53. I have good friends that I initially met online.
54. I’m impatient
55. I am a chocoholic
56. I hate being late

57. I love winter.
58. I love the water.
59. I'm the most disorganized person you've ever met.

60. I'm where I figured I'd be five years ago: college.
61. I like to have a plan.
62. I sometimes like to be spontaneous.
63. I like to jump on trampolines.
64. I don't get too emotional. I think I only have two feelings: depression and hyperness. And I can switch between the two at any given time so it's really weird...
65. I am depressed...a lot.
66. I can watch silent movies and fold laundry at the same time and still know what's going on in my movie.
67. I want more money.
68. I have bizarre dreams.

69. I have one sister and a cousin who lives with me.
70. I was born in Beckley, West Virginia, USA. =`(
71. I've never been married.
72. I VOTE!

73. I know nothing about the stock market.
74. I love silver jewelry.
75. Pressure makes me freak out.

76. I usually don't play RPGs.
77. I am far too defensive at times.
78. I'm not legally able to buy alcohol yet.
79. I rarely watch TV.
80. I love Vivaldi and Beethoven.
81. I've never seen Duran Duran in concert.
82. I hate it when girls walk around wearing next to nothing and complain when guys look.
83. If Karma exists I hope it is Instant Karma (getting your due in this lifetime)
84. I have been an outsider at school.
85. I don't despise many people except politicians.

86. I'm not very protective of family for some reason. Never really had to be, though...
87. I want to travel a lot when I get money.
88. Some people think I am prude
89. I am right handed.
90. I talk to babies like they're actual people.
91. I'm used to being hurt by those I love.
92. My CD collection is a mess.
93. I don't usually watch television.
94. Never taken a nudie pic.
95. I used to work in the restaurant business.
96. I hate to lose
97. I have a high sense of duty

98. My parents and I are sort of similar.
99. I suck at needleworks
100. I like doing silly surveys when i'm really really bored.

That was actually kind of fun! ^_^ It cheered me up. Abby's trying to prove I'm a true Simon and Garfunkel fan by asking me to name the title of a song just by a line of lyrics and so far I've gotten them all right except for two which were solo Paul Simon songs. I'm not too familiar with his solo career. =\ It's still fun, though, yet creepy how much I know! I'm so over being depressed about grades now!!! *lol*

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10:27pm 16/12/2003
  I thought I was more geeky than this...

</td><td valign="top">You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.
Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.

You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You'll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!

Geek [to You]: I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!

You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.

You are 49% geek

Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com

It lies, it lies!!!

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03:54pm 16/12/2003
mood: anxious
Well, I got my grades today...I can't say I'm happy.

Anthropology: B
Sociology: B
English: A
French: A
Math: B
Plus I got one credit hour for University 101. You either get credit or you don't for that one.

3.40 overall...

I really should have been able to do better than that and I think that's what's bothering me. I expected that in math, but I really should have done better in anthro and sociology. Now I need to go punish myself so that I'll do better next semester. *lol* Technically, in anthro, everything she did take off on my papers was for dumb things like how I stapled my paper, etc., so that grade doesn't really reflect the quality of my reports. In fact, on both of my reports, I can't recall her taking off on anything other than stupid things like paragraphs and accidently writing the section I was in wrong...Isn't it awful? My grade is two reports, a mid-term exam, and a final exam. Four grades all worth 25 points... @_@

I guess I didn't really want to mention this in case nothing came of it, but now that I have my grade point average I can send in my application to the University of Pittsburgh. I'm just hoping that maybe they'll be generous with the financial aid since I have family who are alumni there. ^.^; I'm going to call my Aunt Pearl tonight and talk to her about it and see if she still knows any of the people there.

Honestly, in a way, I don't want to have to transfer because I'm used to Marshall now and I'm going to have to learn a whole new system if I do transfer. But otherwise I'm stuck in an awful program with no opportunities...Marshall does have an archaeological field school in the summer, but when I talked to my advisor about it he said he heard that it might be cut next summer, so how am I supposed to get any experience? =\ Actually, I think my problem may be that I'm a bloody perfectionist whose standards are way too high. ^.^; I curse the perfectionist that lives inside of me!! Curse you!! *lol*

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06:53pm 14/12/2003
mood: cheerful
I stole this from queenie_of_dark:

"I know very little about some of the people on my friends' list. Some people I know relatively well. I read your fic, or we have something else in common and we chat occasionally. Some of you I hardly know at all. Perhaps you lurk, for whatever reason. But you friended me and I thank you.
But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's so and so...she likes spinach."

I'd love it if every single person who friended me would do this. Yes, even you people who I know really well. Then post this in your own journal."

I know I haven't gotten to know a lot of you that well and I think it would be great to get to know y'all better! =)

I made homemade brownies today and they actually turned out really really good!! I feel like a little old granny who bakes all the time, but it's what I do when I get bored. Then my sister and I got in a huge snowball fight. *lol* Lots of fun!! It's been snowing a lot the last couple of days and it looks really nice outside. I love snow!

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01:20am 14/12/2003
mood: hopeful
Well, I'm home again for a month. Ummm...Can't say it's been too thrilling so far. The fussing has already started and it's only my first day being home. I really should be used to that by now, though! =P

I got a new issue of Archaeology Odyssey so I'll be good for a while. I also have a lot of books to catch up on and I've started on that for today. All in all, I think things'll be fine here for the next month. As long as I keep studying I'll be able to pull through. =)

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Finally...it's over!   
09:02am 12/12/2003
mood: accomplished
Why did my anthro professor wait until the very last day to wear something normal? Ugh, my 10th grade science teacher did that, too... -_- I think I did alright on the final. English is the only one left and I'm free!!


You give your love and friendship unconditionaly. You enjoy long, thoughtful conversations rich in philosophy and spirituality. You are very loyal and intuitive.

Find out your color at Quiz Me!

You are Black.

Boasting of Power and mystery, you make for an
interesting person. But careful, you may scare
off any potential freinds with your short fuse.

What Color Best Represents Your Personality?
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Eep...I was in a good mood when I took that!! o.o

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12:55pm 11/12/2003
You and your Lj are in love. Thoughts of Lj
consume your mind when you are apart. The
grass has never been greener, and life has
never been so wonderful! Everything reminds you
of Lj, Lj understands everything you feel and
Lj is your best friend.

What is the relationship between you and your Lj?
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My family's always so negative. Even worse than me!!   
12:31pm 11/12/2003
mood: mellow
I was watching a documentary today on the Incas and they were talking about how much there was left to discover about them. I couldn't help but think about all the times I've heard that there's nothing left in Egypt; everything's been discovered. How can that be? Should we honestly believe that a civilization that lasted thousands of years could have nothing left after only 200 years of exploration? That drives me crazy! What do you all think?

Well, I took my French exam and I think I did well. It feels soooo good to know it's over with! ^_^ Now I only have to worry about anthro and English. I can't wait to get them over with tomorrow...In a way, I'm looking forward to going home, but I'm hoping that we can all get along since I'll be there for a month. I suppose it'll be an interesting month!

Ugh...tomorrow I have to get up at 7 for my anthro exam. So not looking forward to that. o.o

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10:45pm 10/12/2003
mood: chipper
Is this bad? I just pretended that I wanted to socialize with everyone on my hall just to get some hot chocolate? And then my RA (resident advisor or something like that) started singing Brass Monkey. XD Monkeys are cool!!!

Yeah, this evening was a little weird...I need to study on my French some more now and go to bed. Why do I get so nervous when I take French tests? My grades aren't bad at all, but I get so stressed out over it. *cries* Je réussirai...Je réussirai...^.^; Je sais les mots pour 'to get drunk' et 'drunkard'. Je ferai bien!

Wait until I start taking German next year. It'll be great! =)

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What to say?   
12:21pm 10/12/2003
mood: don't know
I finally got my math exam over with yesterday and I feel like I did okay. Today I don't have anything to do so I'm going to make this my designated lazy day!!

Yesterday I was so scared! I looked at the news and all I saw was "Paul Simon dies". =O NOOO! But then I read the whole title and it was SENATOR Paul Simon. I'm sorry he died but at least it wasn't *my* Paul Simon. Am I the only person who likes Simon and Garfunkel anyway?? *sighs* Most people don't even give them a chance just because of the way they look (Abby =P)! Grrrr...

You know, I'm really happy that this semester is finally over. Looking back on my past entries, it's kind of funny now seeing all my frustrations because they don't seem so bad now. I think I've just gotten used to it here, whether it's good or bad. I'm really hoping next semester that it might be a little better, but that seems doubtful at this point. I'll just try not to complain as much. =) It seems like that's all I use my LJ for (well, and quizzes!) and I'm afraid that it's getting really boring. Oh, no! College is making me less intelligent and you can tell from the recent decline of intelligence in my posts!! =O

I wish I could say that I'm looking forward to Anthropology, but I'm really not and that kills me. I don't want to have Simpkins again and I heard Freidin isn't much better. Of course they're the only two professors in the Anthro department! I really wish that there was something else I could do, but I can't think of anything else I'd enjoy. But what does that have to do with anything? People always say I should only be worrying about the money and not whether or not I like it. My problem is I'm not good at anything else... I guess that means I probably wouldn't get hired by anyone anyway because you have to be talented. So, what should I do? Go for the money or attempt to do what I like? At this point, though, I'm ready to head for that shack in the woods so I can live with the animals and not worry about this stuff. =P

*yawns* Maybe I'll update later if I think of something else...

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*dies of Egyptian overload*   
10:02pm 07/12/2003
mood: high
I just finished watching TLC's Egypt stuff tonight and it was pretty good. =D~ And my roommate and I played crazy Egyptian games tonight. Oh, and once again I'm addicted to Tomb Raider IV, which is set entirely in Egypt. I got killed by a crocodile!!! It was awesome. Mmm...today's been an Egypt day!!

Tomorrow I have my final exam in sociology. I'm not too worried about it, though, because the chapters it's on are pretty easy. Then I have to study for my math exam...*sighs* At least I get it over with on Tuesday...

Nothing else has been going on lately. This weekend has been pretty quiet, but only a tad boring. I had my games!! I feel sort of lazy because I didn't get much done, but it's sort of a nice lazy. I've also noticed I've had a real lack of intelligent updates again, and I'm hoping that soon, really soon, I will have something interesting to write about.


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Oh, yeah!   
11:30pm 04/12/2003
  I also saw a really strange show today: Takeshi's Castle. It was so HILARIOUS! XD *laughs hysterically* If you ever see it on (I saw it on SpikeTV) then you gotta watch it!!  

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You have a chance to mummify somebody! XD   
11:21pm 04/12/2003
  Mummy Maker! That is awesome!! *lol* Yes, I'm amused by it. So what?

I still need that break from life, though. *sighs*

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10:18am 04/12/2003
  Sometimes I just want to disappear, but I can't. I'm stuck here, trying to live with who I am, but I can't seem to do that anymore. Changing doesn't work; I've tried it before. I need a break from life.  

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08:27am 03/12/2003
mood: freaked out
you are seagreen

Your dominant hues are cyan and green. Although you definately strive to be logical you care about people and know there's a time and place for thinking emotionally. Your head rules most things but your heart rules others, and getting them to meet in the middle takes a lot of your energy some days.

Your saturation level is higher than average - You know what you want, but sometimes know not to tell everyone. You value accomplishments and know you can get the job done, so don't be afraid to run out and make things happen.

Your outlook on life can be bright or dark, depending on the situation. You are flexible and see things objectively.
the spacefem.com html color quiz

I just heard about a giant catfish they found in Cambodia! Catfish are freaky, but that's the freakiest. Article found on cryptozoology.

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01:03am 03/12/2003

What Type of Villain are You?


*lol* Well, that's interesting. ^_^

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