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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1400 on: 20 Mar 2010, 07:26 »

Tania my cousin goes to OU and she constantly tells me how much she loves it. It's not actually that bad and there IS stuff to do. The Byward Market is really cool and there are tons of wicked bars. Also aren't they giving you a ridiculous amount of money?
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1401 on: 20 Mar 2010, 10:47 »

Guys, look who I met today!

Tangentially connected, I now have more meal tickets than meals remaining before I leave. Three breakfasts tomorrow? I think so.
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« Reply #1402 on: 20 Mar 2010, 15:23 »

But if one more restaurant/bar makes me work a night as a 'trial shift' I'll fucking scream. I have never been offered a job at the end of one of them and I walk out without the $50 they should have paid me having worked my arse off for them.

Is that even legal? Dammit, you should go for a revolution or something.


Dear blog thread, leaving for one week of theatre, theatre, theatre in London tomorrow. School study trip involving Les Misserables, Lion King, Woman in Black, Waiting for Godot and weeee.
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« Reply #1403 on: 20 Mar 2010, 15:32 »

Oh man Woman in Black is actually a fantastic production, especially in the Fortune Theatre. I went to see it with school years ago, and then took my girlfriend just a month or two ago and its still just as engrossing as I remembered it.
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1404 on: 20 Mar 2010, 16:15 »

allison they are giving me a ton of money it is true, but simon fraser has basically the #1 criminology program in canada and so many amazing professors and resources for my thesis it would actually be insane to turn down this opportunity. i would still be eligible for scholarships but i'd have to apply for them and they would be on the basis of academic achievement and also extremely competitive. also it is thousands of kilometers away from toronto and i have never moved so far in my life and that scares me a little bit.

oh god what am i going to do
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1405 on: 20 Mar 2010, 16:35 »

Dear blog thread.

Today I had a staring contest with a packet of sweetener.

I won.

I also watched two hours of Tracy Beaker Returns.

While walking through the corridor, I passed a famous actress who recognised me and smiled.

All in all it has been a perfectly normal Saturday.
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« Reply #1406 on: 20 Mar 2010, 16:50 »

Blog thread, I painted this today.

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« Reply #1407 on: 20 Mar 2010, 17:04 »

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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1408 on: 20 Mar 2010, 21:59 »

I went and say Emilie Autumn last night, and it was a fantastic show.  It was a theatrical burlesque show with lots of tea and muffins being thrown on the audience, but her between song banter was painfully scripted and forced, which got quite tedious (and also there was a really forced and weird lesbian thing with lots of girl on girl makeouts).  Emilie was amazing and put on an excellent show but she was outshone by her backing girls The Bloody Crumpets.  Those girls were incredible!  There was one who was AWESOME with a hula hoop and later danced around on stilts (she was a tiny drunk pirate burlesque girl), another very very sexy one with the most amazing boobs who did an awesome fan dance and so on.  Hats off to girls who can don tight tight corsets and still run around stage, climb on arches, dance on stilts and use a hula hoop.  It was a 2 hour show, I'm amazed none of them died.  Although you could tell they were English, as Emilie thanked us all for coming out in the horrible heat and we were all like...it's pouring rain and if anything, a little chilly.  But she did also spend two hours in very energetic performance in a corset so you know, she was probably feeling it a little more than us.  (Also she's English)

There was this douchebag in front of me who was dancing in the most spectacularly stupid way and getting in my way and being an incredible distraction.  The urge to [put an elbow into his face was VERY hard to control.

I think derby might have turned me into an angry person! <3
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1409 on: 20 Mar 2010, 22:56 »

lots of tea . . . being thrown on the audience

Ow . . .?
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« Reply #1410 on: 20 Mar 2010, 23:39 »

I was gonna assume she meant tea bags. I mean, it's not a GWAR show.
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1411 on: 21 Mar 2010, 02:40 »

Guys, my roommate left behind some Beanie Babies

I haven't had stuffed animals in like ten years



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« Reply #1412 on: 21 Mar 2010, 03:32 »

oh god what am i going to do

go to simon fraser and then let me come over and stay at your place so i can go drool over the pipe band?
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« Reply #1413 on: 21 Mar 2010, 04:40 »

lots of tea . . . being thrown on the audience

Ow . . .?

It was cold tea I think.  I was out of range.  I think there was also water, and at one point, glitter.  But it was thrown from tea cups, tea pots and there was alot of spitting of tea.  Which is totally gross.  I was trying to work out what the hell I would do if I ended up with a piece of muffin.  Thankfully the decision never had to be made.
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1414 on: 21 Mar 2010, 06:04 »

You know, I used to write stuff. A few years ago, I did short bits of fiction for this online newspaper on Neopets.com, where they published stories and articles with the site and its virtual world as a general theme. I was part of a writer community back then too, all of them writing stories for that weekly paper, and apparently I wasn't too shabby at it either. I enjoyed that, being able to put bits of imagination on paper, and plenty of people even read it. But then I stopped. That creative drive kind of ebbed away over time, and I could no longer get things on paper. Apparently, this was around the time computer games started taking up a lot of my time. After that, the only incentives I got for writing were little sparks of imagination that never really could flick on the lightbulb. The funny thing is, lately I've been having all sorts of new ideas.

This week I finished Dragon Age and, with no incentive to play it again any time soon, wanted to buy the new STALKER game. For the special edition I wanted you have to sign up with a credit card number, which means my parents won't let me use theirs and I have to request one from my own bank. No big deal, but sometimes they're just a bit too paranoid, my mom especially. A few days ago I forgot my music player in the lecture room and she's like "Buhh, you're never going to see it again". The next day I found it at the reception where someone simply turned it in. Surprise surprise, not everyone in the world is a criminal.

So anyway, I'm waiting for my new credit card to arrive - damn that was a lot of paperwork that came with the contract - without any games to play, when suddenly a concept story just puts itself together in my mind. With cows that live in marshes and that float on their intestinal gases in the wet season while feeding off water plants. Where the hell did that come from? Well, apparently all that creative energy is sucked up by the games I've been playing, probably by thinking of ways in which it could be better or filling in the gaps in the backstory myself. I wonder if this works similar to other people? That anyone can be a novelist, only their creativity goes into other things rather than turning inward? I don't know, but I'm going to try and see if this bottled-up imagination lends itself to writing. But first I have 2 exams to study for. Fuck.

Oh, and apparently I have a right side subtotal pneumothorax. I went to the doctor saying that my right lung felt as if it was coming off my chest slightly, which is apparently common among young, tall, slim men. Then I got sent to the hospital for an x-ray - that went like clockwork, that hospital works like an assembly line, only for fixing people - and nothing was visible. In hindsight, I could probably have told them that. When I felt something was wrong, I made a doctor's appointment, but by the time that and the x-ray came around it was gone already. Only now it's come back again. So I could go back to the hospital, again, where they might say nothing is wrong, again, or wait for it to go away like last time. Or the worst-case scenario, where they do find something on the x-ray and I get a tube shoved in my chest. That, or I don't go, and the lung collapses entirely and I get a tube shoved in my chest anyway. Seems like a no-brainer, now that I think about it...
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1415 on: 21 Mar 2010, 06:52 »

Tonight was Pixies night!!

They played Doolittle in its entirety, as well as all the b-sides (4 at the beginning, 2 more in the first encore), and then a 2nd encore of some well-known non-Doolittle tracks (such as "Caribou", "Where Is My Mind", and "Gigantic" as the finisher). They played fantastically well and the visuals were great, too. For some reason I was incredibly touched by the video that was projected behind them when they played "Here Comes Your Man". Someone just videoed them listening to the song, and reacting to it, and nodding their heads along with it, but something about it is just really really lovely. Here it is on YouTube (actually I think this is a slightly different version, but you get the idea):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsJUX2jCG_0

I know it's just a nostalgia tour and they haven't recorded anything new in two decades but given how acrimonious it all seemed when they broke up, and given that they never got their just desserts the first time around, and given how massively influential they've been, I couldn't be happier that they're now finally getting a chance to earn some decent cash from their music (the visuals, set design, and lighting of the show were really top-notch and they were playing in the largest non-stadium venue in Melbourne), and are obviously having a great time doing it, and are still rocking the fuck out.
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1416 on: 21 Mar 2010, 19:20 »

man guys i am so bummed i have been missing my favorite pair of chucks since chirstmas and today i just found out they've been in my cousins car and he just threw them out today.

so considering that is what i have to be bummed out about life is pretty rad right now.
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« Reply #1417 on: 21 Mar 2010, 22:21 »

Got an email from a nonprofit in Ballard, they want to use one of my songs in a video.

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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1418 on: 21 Mar 2010, 22:58 »

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« Reply #1419 on: 21 Mar 2010, 23:25 »

Got an email from a nonprofit in Ballard

Gene has charities inside of him?

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« Reply #1420 on: 21 Mar 2010, 23:30 »

Also man I am terrible at writing anything. Even at something I know a lot about.
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1421 on: 22 Mar 2010, 05:57 »

it's probably going to end up being vancouver. almost definitely. oh man oh jeez i am so excited i am actually moving to vancouver in september this is so crazy

in other news i spent the better part of last night trying to download and install a pirated version of windows xp in order to reformat this old laptop of mine because for reasons i don't understand it would not accept my actual installation cd and product key. the one i paid for. you are so stupid, microsoft.
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1422 on: 22 Mar 2010, 06:02 »

My mom updated her copy of Office, and then it forgot it was registered and she no longer has the product key. To e-mail Microsoft support costs, like, $20 or something. I don't know if keygens have caused deactivation of large swaths of old product keys, or if Microsoft really is maliciously deactivating products so that people have to pay money to receive support over e-mail. Sure, I accept that you get a lot of "Where's the any key?" type e-mails, and a lot of questions about things that are in FAQs, but maybe if you stopped making such a shitty product you'd stop needing to offer so much support.
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1423 on: 22 Mar 2010, 06:08 »

I went to the gym for the first time in 6 weeks today.  I assumed that the change in fitness wouldn't have been so great - boy was I wrong. I could barely lift half of my old maxes, and only made it half way through the routine before I had to go throw up. I still feel all shaky.

I suppose I thought that because my change in appearance was particularly minor, that I would be fine - maybe drop the intensity back by 10% for the first week. But the mirror lied.
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« Reply #1424 on: 22 Mar 2010, 06:13 »

microsoft doesn't really lose that much money over pirated software and keygens, do they? think about the amount of computers a large business or university uses and the cost of loading legit copies of windows (and office!) onto every single one of them. i'm imagining there must be enough universities and businesses out there that use hundreds of computers every day that microsoft would make an absolutely ridiculous fortune off that already and they can maybe stop freaking out so much about the few home users who decide to steal someone else's key so they can have it for free.

also i paid for this so it's supposed to be mine, damnit. you stink microsoft.
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« Reply #1425 on: 22 Mar 2010, 06:24 »

i can't wait until I go back to the gym. It has been..........3 and a half years since I stopped going (I put on 30kg since then, then lost 10kg - I'm still 20kg heavier than I'd like to be and super unfit. Fuck.

Also I just opted to go to full-time at my horrible call centre job instead of casual. This means significantly less pay an hour but I get sick leave and paid holidays and a guaranteed $550 pay cheque every week as opposed to anywhere between $0 and $700 a week depending on whether it is busy or not. I guess this is a good thing, at least until I can get a new, better job. Or something.

Oh hey blog thread. I may as well post in you properly since I'm here.

My brother graduated from university today! This may not seem like a big deal but he's been doing his undergraduate degree for seven years because he had to transfer around a few times and then he failed some classes because it turns out he has terrible exam anxiety so despite the fact that he turns every paper in and does really well throughout the semesters he would always bomb out in the final exams that are worth like, 50%. But it's ok now because now he has a shiny double degree in Music and Education. So yay for him.

That said, I really wish I hadn't had to go to the graduation ceremony today. Don't get me wrong, I am happy for him but both my parents (dad and stepmum are the ones I consider my parents) and my mum were there (my mum and dad haven't spoken for years and years and I think it's been at least a decade since my mum last spoke to my stepmum, longer since she spoke to my grandma). Also given that my mum then invited herself to dinner with my parents and Alex and I, it just made the whole evening incredibly stressful and awful and honestly I wish this day had just not happened.
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1426 on: 22 Mar 2010, 08:44 »

Blaggy,

I tried to teach the puppy to play fetch.

I threw a ball out into the yard. He ran out, pissed on it, then ran back looking as proud as ever.

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« Reply #1427 on: 22 Mar 2010, 12:14 »

Hey blog thread, how's it hanging?

In order to try and get myself out of my current slump of boredom, unemployment and videogames I have decided to get up early today and try and learn to use the terminal on my mac (again). (Not that there's anything wrong with being unemployed and playing videogames, I was just getting a bit depressed about the repetition).

Surprisingly enough I've actually succeeded in getting up, it's 8am and while I am still in bed I'm awake and on the computer. I've also downloaded all the course materials from one of the compsci papers I did years ago on Unix. Hopefully this will get me up to speed.

Then once it hits about 10am I'm gonna head to the shops and get some food for my girlfriend's chinchilla and hopefully find a Darth Vader costume for a reasonable price. My girlfriend's 21st is this Friday and the theme is Starwars. I can't afford a proper costume but I plan on getting some facepaint and doing myself up to look like Vader. Should be awesome!

Finally I will apply for some jobs. You know, to get money. To move to Australia. Cause New Zealand is getting old. And I can hang out with Jimmy more. HAI JIMMY.
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« Reply #1428 on: 22 Mar 2010, 13:41 »

Blog thread, I'm freaking out a little right now. Tomorrow I have an interview with the Glasgow School of Art, which is pretty much my dream school. I'm worried because at the age of 21, I've never actually been to any sort of interview before. Schools don't really do interviews in Norway, and I basically got my job thrown at me when my friend who was quitting recommended me to her boss. I'm also freaking out because when I called to actually schedule my interview the woman who answered was from rural Scotland. I could not for the life of me understand a word she said. I'm just praying for the interviewer to be BBC English or something, because I already have trouble hearing what people are saying when talking on the phone, and it's a phone interview! Also, how will I be able to talk about my portfolio for 20 minutes? Oh god, I've never done this before, and all I keep thinking about is how this 20 minute phone call will decide where I end up this fall.

I feel like I need my asthma medicine now, and I don't even have asthma.
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« Reply #1429 on: 22 Mar 2010, 14:43 »

We are all the time told to dress up for phone interviews, as it'll put you in the right state of mind. To that end, you should definitely do your hair in the style.
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« Reply #1430 on: 22 Mar 2010, 15:25 »

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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1431 on: 22 Mar 2010, 15:27 »

Guys, my roommate left behind some Beanie Babies

I haven't had stuffed animals in like ten years



I sleep with this one all the time

I suggest we form a cabal of red panda plushie owners.
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« Reply #1432 on: 22 Mar 2010, 15:32 »

Blog thread, I'm freaking out a little right now. Tomorrow I have an interview with the Glasgow School of Art, which is pretty much my dream school. I'm worried because at the age of 21, I've never actually been to any sort of interview before. Schools don't really do interviews in Norway, and I basically got my job thrown at me when my friend who was quitting recommended me to her boss. I'm also freaking out because when I called to actually schedule my interview the woman who answered was from rural Scotland. I could not for the life of me understand a word she said. I'm just praying for the interviewer to be BBC English or something, because I already have trouble hearing what people are saying when talking on the phone, and it's a phone interview! Also, how will I be able to talk about my portfolio for 20 minutes? Oh god, I've never done this before, and all I keep thinking about is how this 20 minute phone call will decide where I end up this fall.

I feel like I need my asthma medicine now, and I don't even have asthma.

There is absolutely no reason for you to worry about this. I had feedback on several of my interviews, because my tutors were friends with...just about everybody, apparently.
There's just ONE thing. ONE thing, that you need to put forward in your interview.
You need them to know you're focused. Don't come across as a chaotic or scatterbrained person. Once you convince them that you're capable of getting work done, you just rely on your talent to get you in, which is the easiest thing in the world.
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« Reply #1433 on: 22 Mar 2010, 15:56 »

Awesome, Jens! I'm sure you'll be fine, but good luck anyway.

And thanks guys! I'm writing down some notes about what I want to talk about, questions I want to ask them and answers to questions they'll probably ask me, and I'm feeling a lot calmer now. I'm pretty sure I can try to convince them I'm focused, which I guess I am after all, at least somewhat. It'll be fine! And if I don't get in it's not the end of the world, I already got into my second choice which is a pretty damn good school as well.

Definitely doing my hair in the style, James.
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1434 on: 22 Mar 2010, 16:00 »

Blog thread, today I talked for an hour and twenty two minutes with (or rather listened to) a lady who has had the most depressing, unfortunate life it's possible to have in a first world country. I won't go into details but her career was a flop, her marriages failed, she lost her first baby and one of the four other children developed mental health problems resulting in a long-winded epic leading to her, well over retirement age, being sole carer for twins with behavioural problems.

I was torn - we're only meant to chat for about ten minutes before we mention the annual fund and then wind up the conversation, but I literally could not get a word in edgeways. I felt sorry for her, but at the same time her attitude is so defeated and also places blame on everyone else and I couldn't help thinking that her negativity can't have helped matters. Plus my supervisor was tearing her hair out about me still being on the phone to someone who was clearly not going to make a donation. In the end she did actually notice that all the background noise had disappeared because everyone else had gone home, so I managed to finish the conversation without actually just hanging up on her, but it was well after we were meant to finish and I'd arranged to ring three other people back tonight who I never got to.

Hm. I guess it was just weird talking to someone whose attitude is so alien to mine as I am now. Perhaps in fifty years, if my life spans out as hers did, I would be equally defeatist and cynical but at the moment I try not to let things get me down.

And on that note I am going to make some hot chocolate and go to bed.

By the way, Kris do not worry! Try and sit somewhere formal, rather than in your bedroom, like maybe at a desk where you work, to keep you focused, but don't panic because you are articulate and interesting and you clearly care about your subject so go for it!
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1435 on: 22 Mar 2010, 16:36 »

1 of 3 for UCs so far.
Definitely 1 of 4, most likely 1 of 5 considering the two I am waiting on are Cal (fuck) and Davis (probably fuck).
I'm so awesome!

But I'm not that sad, since I kind of deserved these rejections :P

I've been playing music with greatly talented people though and I'm about to do that in twenty-five minutes so, whatever.
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1436 on: 22 Mar 2010, 17:00 »

Hey, congrats on the one, though, squawk (Anna, right?)!  Getting into any UCs is seriously nothing to shake a stick at.  Which one?
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1437 on: 22 Mar 2010, 18:56 »

Squawk, you'll totally hear for the other ones. What are you going for?




Guys! My boyfriend and I are gonna buy a house! Maybe. Within the next year or two. We are in the money planning out stages right now, and the kinda looking stage. But nonetheless, exciting!!!


Also, tonight we went to the gym and then had a vegetarian 500 calorie dinner! I feel fantastic! Woo good health!
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1438 on: 22 Mar 2010, 21:08 »

Santa Cruz... i'm totally fine going to Santa Cruz. it is in the FOREST! and on the beach! and my buddy is most likely going to be living in the beach trailer park housing option after our first year. So that will be hella fun. I'm most interested in bioengineering but I probably shouldn't have applied under that seeing how it's kind of the most competitive engineering major, especially among the nerdiest of nerds.

Anyway, I have realized that my life has been consumed by music for the past four weeks and that probably explains why I'm not so depressed anymore. I was in the pit band for the school musical (which was actually really fucking good) for three weeks and now I'm just rehearsing shit every other day with some really good kids. I like this. I can live like this. I am seeing Metric on Friday too!! Fuck! I never get to brag about my life...
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1439 on: 22 Mar 2010, 21:18 »

Did you apply to Riverside?

You should know that our unofficial school spirit chant at UC Merced is "Fuck Riverside."
(other versions include "We're the Brown of the UC System!" and "Safety School!")
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1440 on: 22 Mar 2010, 21:24 »

Haha no I didn't! I only applied to five. Whatever. I'm in one, who cares now

and yeah fuck riverside
the city's essentially a bigger, browner bakersfield, why would i want to move there
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1441 on: 22 Mar 2010, 21:26 »

Also congrats on getting into UCSC. I'm a tad bitter that it was my first choice when I was applying to colleges and I got rejected from it (from all four UC campuses I applied to in fact, I didn't even apply to Merced and they took me in.) but seriously though good job dogg!
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1442 on: 22 Mar 2010, 23:08 »

Dear Dovey

I hope the giant Perth storms have not drowned you

<3 much love
Jodie

(You live in Perth right?  I'm sure you do)
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1443 on: 23 Mar 2010, 06:37 »

Woo I think the interview went well! The guy I was talking to had a Scottish accent, but he spoke very clearly, so I didn't have any problems understanding him at all. Thanks for helping me calm down guys!
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1444 on: 23 Mar 2010, 14:19 »

Exciting school things! I was nominated for, then awarded the Alumni Award for Outstanding Graduating Student for my college, despite the little fact that I will not actually be quite graduating this May (one more calculus class to do over summer). I have also been asked to speak at graduation! Super flattering and nice to know that my professors think I'm good shit, but I would pretty much fall over and die if I tried to actually do that.
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« Reply #1445 on: 23 Mar 2010, 14:56 »

Second interview with the customer service/higher paying job tomorrow!

Getting this job: MY GOAL.
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1446 on: 23 Mar 2010, 15:14 »

Le sujet du blogue,

We performed a Shakespeare play (my team did A Midsummer Night's Dream) at school for my English class. It was alright. We actually forgot our lines in a whole scene, but our teacher said it was alright since we actually had more material than the other groups.

And I applied to college a month ago and I still didn't get an answer. I am starting to seriously stress out and I am starting to wonder if I should've applied in a French College instead of an English one. I am stressing the fuck out. =/

Anthony
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1447 on: 23 Mar 2010, 15:16 »

Manda, that's fantastic, congrats!

Shane, good luck, you'll ace it!

Blog thread, hello, I'm not writing my stupid essay because it's stupid!
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1448 on: 23 Mar 2010, 17:50 »

I got a JERB! I am now a library assistant in learning services at Auckland central library. Should be awesome. Plus I don't start for nearly a month so plenty of time to relax. Party on Wayne.
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Re: Blog Thread III : Look Who's Blogging Now
« Reply #1449 on: 23 Mar 2010, 21:06 »

Dear Dovey

I hope the giant Perth storms have not drowned you

<3 much love
Jodie

They have not!

Hello blog thread, As Jodie implied my home town of Perth, Western Australia was hit by some pretty crazy storms on Monday. After what was officially the driest summer Perth has had since the beginning of weather records, in the course of a few hours something like 55mm of rain was dumped on the metropolitan area. As well as this there were hailstones not just like golf balls but like fucking tennis balls, and wind gusts up to 120km/h.

Luckily for myself I guess there was no hail falling in the city CBD which is where I was at work on Monday, and unlike most days when I need to be at work in the city I had driven my car in instead of taking public transport and walking. I had no idea that there was any hail or the extent of the storm at all until I went to my parent's house after work and my dad showed me his car which had been dimpled with dents from falling hailstones and declared that he got lucky, and some cars were so badly damaged as to be written off.

Similarly my house managed to survive unscathed which is a genuine surprise considering the amount of water damage it already has, that there is no apparent water damage from this most recent storm which I would say is the worst Perth has seen in 15 years.

More deets on the overall storm story here
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