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Happy Colgate Day, everyone!

(For those on my f-list who have no idea what I'm talking about, here is the explanation.)
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Happy Colgate Day, everyone!

(For those on my f-list who have no idea what I'm talking about, here is the explanation.)
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Happy Colgate Day!
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Happy Colgate Day!
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So, graduation weekend...we made the trip down to 'gate one last time so that I could march and so on.

Highlights:

Seeing everyone again was great. It was funny because apparently a lot of people didn't know that I would be coming back for the ceremony, so I got a lot of "ANA! When did you get here?!?" Heh.

Torchlight was fun yet slightly terrifying. For those on my F-list who don't know, on of my college's traditions is that the night before the ceremony, the seniors put on their graduation gowns and walk down the hill on campus with lit torches, surround the lake, and sing the school song. Consider: a very high percentage of these people are drunk. With flame. Hence the slight terror. There were many attempts to set the trees on fire; luckily they all failed. Sadly, [livejournal.com profile] deliriumdriver's sweater proved to be less flame-retardent. Blame the trashed sorority girls behind her.

Graduation outside in the rain was less than totally pleasant, but hey, we had ponchos. And at least we didn't have snow like two years ago.

Our commencement speaker (Lesley Stahl) making a toothpaste/dentist joke during her speech sort of floored me. Really? Did it never cross her mind that it might not be the most original joke?

Overall I'm really glad I went, and I had a great time. Mostly it was wonderful to see everyone again. On the down side, I now miss everyone even more than usual. *sigh*
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So, graduation weekend...we made the trip down to 'gate one last time so that I could march and so on.

Highlights:

Seeing everyone again was great. It was funny because apparently a lot of people didn't know that I would be coming back for the ceremony, so I got a lot of "ANA! When did you get here?!?" Heh.

Torchlight was fun yet slightly terrifying. For those on my F-list who don't know, on of my college's traditions is that the night before the ceremony, the seniors put on their graduation gowns and walk down the hill on campus with lit torches, surround the lake, and sing the school song. Consider: a very high percentage of these people are drunk. With flame. Hence the slight terror. There were many attempts to set the trees on fire; luckily they all failed. Sadly, [livejournal.com profile] deliriumdriver's sweater proved to be less flame-retardent. Blame the trashed sorority girls behind her.

Graduation outside in the rain was less than totally pleasant, but hey, we had ponchos. And at least we didn't have snow like two years ago.

Our commencement speaker (Lesley Stahl) making a toothpaste/dentist joke during her speech sort of floored me. Really? Did it never cross her mind that it might not be the most original joke?

Overall I'm really glad I went, and I had a great time. Mostly it was wonderful to see everyone again. On the down side, I now miss everyone even more than usual. *sigh*
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Really intensive room cleaning of the summer: done. I cleaned out my closet, got rid of everything that I would never use again (quite a bit of stuff, everyone in my family is a packrat), and then used the space for things that I use at 'gate but not at home (extra dishes, etc). Also,every year I add a few new conveniences; this year it is one of those hanging shoe organizers. I don't have that many shoes, but enough that it gets really inconvenient when they just 'float', and there isn't room on the closet floor because that's where I stick the laundry hamper. Woot! Say what you will about Wal-mart, but you can find pretty much anything there.

Speaking of things you find at Wal-mart--months after being inspired by Lindsey L's cell phone rhinestone-ness, I found stick-on rhinestones myself. Not that I went with classic black as she did, oh no. Most of a 300-pack of pink and silver rhinestones+incredibly pink and silver cell phone strap=possibly the most obnoxiously girly cell phone ever. It is so tacky that I am filled with glee every time I look at it.

Res Life continues to be, well, kind of hugely annoying. ranting ahead... )

Anyway. Um, Mom has officially made our front lawn (well, our whole property) a National Wildlife Habitat. Apparently you just to the National Wildlife Federation's website, verify that your property provides animals with food, water, shelter, etc. and pay a fee, and you're a habitat! We have an official looking sign, although Mom's not sure where to post it. Basically this is all about Mom excusing the fact that we don't mow the 'front lawn' aka field anymore (although to be fair, I've done it and mowing 2+ acres of bumpy ground is a gigantic pain). Honestly, though, it looks very pretty with all of the wildflowers and so forth. And we certainly have a ton of birds, not to mention the most fireflies I've ever seen in my life in one place. So I guess I approve ^_^

I started this post talking about my room-cleaning and -organizing spree, and looking around I just realized that I probably need another shelf for my books. The only problem is, I've basically run out of places for shelves. Hmm. Mom says we just need a bigger house; I kind of agree. She's trying to organize the basement, actually, but it is driving her up the wall.

Okay, this post is already really long, but I had one more thing that I wanted to mention. Mercedes Lackey's new book, 'Fortune's Fool'. It's part of her Five Hundred Kingdoms...series? Actually, I know this is going to veer somewhat into a discussion of Mercedes Lackey in general, so let's go with another LJ cut. )

Yep, knew that was going to be long. Anyway, maybe bedtime? Later, all!

P.S. New icon! I am not actually angsty and this is an angsty icon, but I like it. MeruPuri love!
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First, yay for getting money from the BAC! For buying anime! I'm a bit proud of myself for having it go all successfully, although to be honest it wasn't a tough sell. We're buying it and then donating it to the library. We are so community-oriented it's awesome. It was actually funny because at the last minute I was freaking out that they would be asking if I knew the procedure for donating to the library or random things like that, but basically the only questions were about Anime Society's attendance. I said it was not huge, but we would be focusing more on advertising next year (I definitely dropped the ball on that one this semester--this is a lesson to me to AVOID THEATER if I want to get ANYTHING ELSE DONE. Not that this lesson has sunk in. Did I mention I'm now the activities director for Student Musical Theatre? Moving on....)

Random note: library now open 24/7. People are psyched. All of the empty bookshelves are still depressing, but it honestly doesn't feel that different from the old library--which is a good thing in my mind. But after watching this video, I do miss the old Case. But yeah, that video? Priceless.

Now, a small rant. Because you're just all dying to know my opinion on random matters )

Um. That ended up REALLY long. And probably really boring. And did I really just spend an hour and a half writing that, which I could have used to work on my paper? Gah. So, um, yeah, that's it. Must do work (at least my Chinese is done.) Later, all!
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I'm done with school for the semester, but I don't wanna paaack....*whines*

Nor do I want to admit that this semester is over.

Bah.

Alright, I should go try to do something productive. Later, all!
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Back at Colgate (the plan to sneak into the townhouse early was a success, he he he). I was sentimental earlier this evening but now I'm exhausted. However, I am also unpacked! Victory is mine! (Well, except for my bed not being made, but that hardly counts). I mean really unpacked--shelves put together, books and manga and videos put away (in alphabetical order), clothes folded or hung up as appropriate. Woo!

My plan for the rest of the 'evening' aka early morning: make my bed. Go out and get a LARGE bottle of water (don't really trust Colgate water) and ice for my knee as I banged it on the steps pretty hard while bringing stuff in and it is beginning to swell. Take a quick shower. Collapse. I suppose I should be sociable as there is a theater party still going strong downstairs but I am soooo tired.

Later, all!

P.S. Regan, if you have any trouble in Boston, CALL ME.

meh...

Jun. 24th, 2006 07:34 pm
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So my Colgate login has been reactivated which is very exciting, but meant that I had to spend an hour and half cleaning out the inbox for my Colgate email as apparently they saved all of the emails even from when it was deactivated (to the tune of about 1200 messages). My head hurts...

But it's always interesting to find emails from people months after the fact...heh.

Later, all!
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I have to write an 'action plan'. By Friday (actually, by Thursday to have it printed off). It's a long story, and not at all my idea. Nevertheless, I must do it. *sigh*

Ah well, it's been a while since I've written an outline, which is how I'll format it. Outlines are fun ^.^

Finished Samurai Champloo! I liked it. I'm working on Midori Days now....what a strange, strange concept. I mean, it's pretty original, but....oh, and for those of you who don't know, Midori Days is about a bad-boy guy named Seiji who wakes up one morning and finds his right hand has turned into Midori, a girl who has had a crush on him for a while. Let me say that again--she has turned into his right hand. Yeah.

I'm off to start my 'action plan' *grumblegrumble* at least until my laundry is finished and I can hang it up. Later, all!
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Okay, my mom says that I'm getting a little obsessive with this essay, but....on Kris's advice, I reworked the intro, and one more time, I'm looking for feedback from all of you wonderful people. It's only a paragraph this time instead of seven pages....anyway, see what you think.

I really hate writing introductions, but.... )

In any case, I'm just happy because it is edited and, barring any comments from you guys, DONE! And will be mailed in on Monday after I get my manager to sign her recommendation for me (my second recommendation will be sent in later, when my case manager actually writes it, because my 'reapplication' is later than I wanted already.

My life continues to be boring otherwise. Ah, central Maine... (except my mom's birthday was Wednesday. Happy birthday, Mom, even though you don't read my LJ!) I'm off to do....something. Later, all!

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