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Tests and Earthquakes

May 17th, 2009 (08:53 pm)

*Crawls from the depth of... somewhere dark and depressing* Freeeedom! School stuff finally feels to be winding down even though week 8 starts on Monday.

Took Subtests II and III of the CSET on Saturday. Been cramming all week. Had to wake up at 5:45am, left the house by 6:20, arrived by 6:50... Test was supposed to start at 7:15 but they weren't even ready for us until past 7:30. Not cool! And then I went to a skating rink and a Belgium pub. Ah, if I hadn't needed to drive back to my Mom's house (cause she was in SD and the cat needed pampering.) I would have drunk something. They had a very extensive beer and wine list! Even though I have yet to taste a beer I like.

But in bigger news:

8:39pm, 4.7 Earthquake hits practically right next door. Lasted 10-15 second. Was freaking scary! A few seconds before it hit it felt like a helicopter or something was landing on top of the house and then everything started shaking. A several things from on top of the fireplace fell. The large portrait above the fireplace fell on top of my laptop!! What are the odds? But my laptop is a survivor and came out unscathed--the portrait glass shattered a bit. Besides that, wasn't too eventful, just terribly unexpected. The cat seemed to sense something though |: Traitor. I still remember the 1994 earthquake from when I was a kid--now that was terrifying!

Edit: Lol, it's now being reported as 5.0 magnitude. ^^;
Edit Edit: It's now 4.7 again... Swt. XD

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Let's Play the Not Study Game! (And Read Smut Instead!)

May 5th, 2009 (10:49 pm)
current song: Joanna Wang - Even If We Did

So instead of studying for my Education Psychology midterm last night, I took a trip over to hetalia-kink over on lj. And... damn, people get really creative! XD It's a shame that some people are anon though, since I wouldn't mind seeing what else they have written. o; Some of the stuff isn't that horrible that it needs to be anonymous but... yeah, some of it was. XD And I loved it /perv


Ok, I admit it, I studied for the midterm this morning. T_T Woke up at 7am and got out of bed by 8am! The test didn't feel so bad, but we'll see. I was getting really into writing one of the short answer essays (was turning it more into an essay) that I had 15 minutes to write two more... XD Was funny to see them get progressively shorter as time ran out. (Note: There was also 30 multiple choice questions...! I'm not that bad at time management.)

And my guy friend who bought me a Hetalia yaoi doujinshi (which has arrived but is at his house 30 min away)... I was looking at the sale page and noticed that it's soft yaoi. We were joking about him buying me porn, so I wonder if he'll be disappointed? ^^; Having a guy I'm not dating buying me something porn-related is just as awkward though...! Ahh, I'm such a prude sometimes! But I did crumble like a stack of cards when he offered to buy it. I was thinking of offering to send him some doujin yaoi on my computer but... I don't think he swings that way. XD;;

He had also purchased a random Hetalia One Grand Figure hoping to get North Italy (Cause hearing "PASTAAA!" cracks him up) but he got Russia instead. >: North Italy seems to be in high demand. If any of you see the N. Italy figure being sold for a reasonable price, please let me know!

I'm glad I purchased the whole box, though~ (Where art thou, post man!)

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It might be a good idea to start using those power drinks right about now

May 1st, 2009 (01:24 am)

Open beta! Yay! Let the games begin!
And I am not a special snowflake for having an account anymore...!
I'm kind of sad because that means I lost my access to all the icons I meticulously uploaded. Guess that means I'll have to pay for an account since I love icons. That is such a feeble reason but I'm a simple person. XD

In other news, it's 1:30 in the morning, my paper is only about half done, and it's due before noon... I'm screwed!! I'm usually really good at pumping out essays but this one doesn't want to be written, I guess. Not that the topic isn't interesting: ways social identities and social hierarchies changed between the decades of Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. rules in California due to the issues of sexuality, race, and gender. Basically the Spanish subdued the Indians by using missions, then Mexican CA was a bit crazy and promiscuous with strict social hierarchies, and then U.S. CA began its life with the Gold Rush (with drastic male to female ratios) and later attempts to whitewash everything. Yeah, good times... Haha.

It's weird to say I miss my Senior level history classes. One was on Monarchies and the other being the Vietnam War. I wrote my Monarchies paper, which was about 4,500 words (~16 pages) with at least 8 sources (full length research texts!), in about 2 nights and got an A. The entire quarter was dedicated to that single paper! The topic I picked revolved around the King/Queen and his particular adviser: Queen Elizabeth and Lord Burghley of England in the 16th century, King Wilhelm I and Otto von Bismarck of Prussia during pre- to post- German unification, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Otto von Bismarck vs. Prince Eulenburg of Germany pre WWI, and Emperor Hirohito and Honjo Shigeru of Japan in WW2. Yeah, it was crazy, but a lot more relevant to my interests!

And just to slip it in, I wrote that paper just so I could write about Prussia cause Prussia = Awesome and I never had an excuse before to research it... And this was BEFORE I even heard of Hetalia. XD Kind of funny how that worked out, but that's what won me over to Hetalia: Prussia was not only included but he was awesome! And then everything just fell into place.

Papers are long but Prussia makes them awesome.

Warning! We've hit 1:55am... better stop procrastinating or I'll never go to sleep!

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