Miscellany

Dec. 7th, 2008 11:28 pm
jesso: (Doctor Who - TLS#5- Jiggery-pokery)
So, as a permanent account holder, I now can have up to 195 icons. Guh. I had previously hit my limit of 145, after thinking that surely I would never get that many EVER, and now I seem to be working my way up to 195. This is one of my new ones. It amuses me.

I'm knitting! I am working on my super secret project that I can't mention publicly, and it is WORKING. Intarsia in the round, which everyone says is all impossible? Yeah, I'm totally doing it. And it looks awesome. Because I'm an awesome knitting ninja. I really might have to knit two, so I can keep one for myself.

I also got yarn on Saturday for Rogue. I've decided that with my new intarsia superpowers I'm going to do colored cables. I cannot wait to start. No, wait, I can't wait to finish because it will look amazing.

I haven't been knitting very much lately. I don't think I've knit a single stitch since the Olympics. I'd forgotten how exciting it is to start a new project, and how amazing it is to learn a new technique. It's such a rush. It sounds funny to say that about knitting, which has a reputation for being a hobby of old ladies, but seriously it is so much fun.

My chemistry final is tomorrow. I should probably finish reviewing. My notebook is open in front of me. I am, in fact, typing around it right now. I should stop typing and work one of these problems to make sure I still remember how. I haven't done these since October, and my memory is pretty sieve-like. Yes, this is what I will do. And I will stop typing now.

Miscellany

Dec. 7th, 2008 11:28 pm
jesso: (Doctor Who - TLS#5- Jiggery-pokery)
So, as a permanent account holder, I now can have up to 195 icons. Guh. I had previously hit my limit of 145, after thinking that surely I would never get that many EVER, and now I seem to be working my way up to 195. This is one of my new ones. It amuses me.

I'm knitting! I am working on my super secret project that I can't mention publicly, and it is WORKING. Intarsia in the round, which everyone says is all impossible? Yeah, I'm totally doing it. And it looks awesome. Because I'm an awesome knitting ninja. I really might have to knit two, so I can keep one for myself.

I also got yarn on Saturday for Rogue. I've decided that with my new intarsia superpowers I'm going to do colored cables. I cannot wait to start. No, wait, I can't wait to finish because it will look amazing.

I haven't been knitting very much lately. I don't think I've knit a single stitch since the Olympics. I'd forgotten how exciting it is to start a new project, and how amazing it is to learn a new technique. It's such a rush. It sounds funny to say that about knitting, which has a reputation for being a hobby of old ladies, but seriously it is so much fun.

My chemistry final is tomorrow. I should probably finish reviewing. My notebook is open in front of me. I am, in fact, typing around it right now. I should stop typing and work one of these problems to make sure I still remember how. I haven't done these since October, and my memory is pretty sieve-like. Yes, this is what I will do. And I will stop typing now.
jesso: (GLEE)
I have:
- Class schedule
- Books
- Parking Permit
- Notebook*
- Knowledge of where my class is**

I am pretty much ready for schoolin' time to start.


*I picked the prettiest blue one they had. It's 3-subject, but it's college rule and has perforations, and it's got a pretty pretty blue cover, so I'm happy with it. Important things!

**While I was there today picking up books and my parking permit, I decided to locate my class. I'm glad I did. I would have parked by the wrong door if I'd gone by the sign. It's right by this other door, up a flight of stairs. And it has windows! I looked through the window on the door and it's a pretty small classroom. It's all these cool lab tables (with chairs) instead of desks or lecture hall stadium seating or lab counters (with stools).
jesso: (GLEE)
I have:
- Class schedule
- Books
- Parking Permit
- Notebook*
- Knowledge of where my class is**

I am pretty much ready for schoolin' time to start.


*I picked the prettiest blue one they had. It's 3-subject, but it's college rule and has perforations, and it's got a pretty pretty blue cover, so I'm happy with it. Important things!

**While I was there today picking up books and my parking permit, I decided to locate my class. I'm glad I did. I would have parked by the wrong door if I'd gone by the sign. It's right by this other door, up a flight of stairs. And it has windows! I looked through the window on the door and it's a pretty small classroom. It's all these cool lab tables (with chairs) instead of desks or lecture hall stadium seating or lab counters (with stools).
jesso: (BOUNCE)
PS: I am officially All Signed Up for basic Chemistry in the fall. Oh yes.

[insert joyous dance of choice here]
jesso: (BOUNCE)
PS: I am officially All Signed Up for basic Chemistry in the fall. Oh yes.

[insert joyous dance of choice here]

GOOD NEWS

Jun. 12th, 2008 01:17 pm
jesso: (Yay!)
This is a non-whiney post! I AM DETERMINED.

1) I will SO be back in school this fall. YES. Chemistry. Come hell or high water, I will be in a chemistry course. Finally!

2) As of tomorrow I will be back to only two cats! I predict a dance of glee from Tesla.

3) Uhhhh yay overtime?

4) Man, I don't know, I'm just excited about item #1.

GOOD NEWS

Jun. 12th, 2008 01:17 pm
jesso: (Yay!)
This is a non-whiney post! I AM DETERMINED.

1) I will SO be back in school this fall. YES. Chemistry. Come hell or high water, I will be in a chemistry course. Finally!

2) As of tomorrow I will be back to only two cats! I predict a dance of glee from Tesla.

3) Uhhhh yay overtime?

4) Man, I don't know, I'm just excited about item #1.
jesso: (PD - Olive YAY)
I just sent an email to the planetarium at the Pacific Science Center asking what the requirements are to work as a teacher in the planetarium, or just as a general science teacher person in the museum proper. I also asked what they look for specifically at their place. If I could work there, I would be fulfilling two dreams in one go- I'd be doing what I love AND living in Washington state.

(I used to be obsessed with the idea of moving to Washington. I remember applying to colleges just because they were in Washington. Seriously. Of course, this was before my parents told me that I wasn't going anywhere since I was graduating young. The obsession has lessened, but I would still looooooove to live up there. Or even Oregon. The northwest, anyhow.)

Also: I made salsa! It came out a little hotter than I usually like it, because I didn't remove the seeds from the jalapeƱos (I didn't have any gloves, so I didn't want to handle them a whole lot). I am glad I only used 3 of the 5 peppers the recipe called for. I'm going to divvy it up and add things to is, to experiment. I'm going to try adding sugar and pineapple, and see which I like best.

I also made tortilla chips from corn tortillas. They are delicious. I baked them in batches, and om nom nom.

I just realized I have not eaten today, except for the quarter of a piece of cake Megzilla brought me and the few chips I sampled (I had to make sure they were turning out okay, you see). I am kind of hungry. I am going to go eat something.
jesso: (PD - Olive YAY)
I just sent an email to the planetarium at the Pacific Science Center asking what the requirements are to work as a teacher in the planetarium, or just as a general science teacher person in the museum proper. I also asked what they look for specifically at their place. If I could work there, I would be fulfilling two dreams in one go- I'd be doing what I love AND living in Washington state.

(I used to be obsessed with the idea of moving to Washington. I remember applying to colleges just because they were in Washington. Seriously. Of course, this was before my parents told me that I wasn't going anywhere since I was graduating young. The obsession has lessened, but I would still looooooove to live up there. Or even Oregon. The northwest, anyhow.)

Also: I made salsa! It came out a little hotter than I usually like it, because I didn't remove the seeds from the jalapeƱos (I didn't have any gloves, so I didn't want to handle them a whole lot). I am glad I only used 3 of the 5 peppers the recipe called for. I'm going to divvy it up and add things to is, to experiment. I'm going to try adding sugar and pineapple, and see which I like best.

I also made tortilla chips from corn tortillas. They are delicious. I baked them in batches, and om nom nom.

I just realized I have not eaten today, except for the quarter of a piece of cake Megzilla brought me and the few chips I sampled (I had to make sure they were turning out okay, you see). I am kind of hungry. I am going to go eat something.

I get it

Jun. 12th, 2004 10:56 pm
jesso: (Default)
When I first downloaded the Boards of Canada song called "Magic Window", I was disappointed that it was a long, silent mp3. But I get it now, it is a good thing. I've got it on my playlist right now, and when it pops up I get a minute and 46 seconds of silence. It's kind of nice. I'm *almost* sad when it goes away.

In other news, I am so sick of writing for this class. It's all I've done all day, beside procrastinating online. Augh. I'm almost caught up, though. THank God I'm dropping the govt course, otherwise I'd really be up that special creek, lacking a paddle.

I get it

Jun. 12th, 2004 10:56 pm
jesso: (Default)
When I first downloaded the Boards of Canada song called "Magic Window", I was disappointed that it was a long, silent mp3. But I get it now, it is a good thing. I've got it on my playlist right now, and when it pops up I get a minute and 46 seconds of silence. It's kind of nice. I'm *almost* sad when it goes away.

In other news, I am so sick of writing for this class. It's all I've done all day, beside procrastinating online. Augh. I'm almost caught up, though. THank God I'm dropping the govt course, otherwise I'd really be up that special creek, lacking a paddle.

Bing

Oct. 18th, 2003 01:20 am
jesso: (Default)
Hey, remember this essay? The one I made up when I was really tired? The 3 pages of pure bull, comparing Plato's allegory of the cave to fractals??

I got 47/50.

Remember when I accidentally slept all day and wrote a paper for history while half asleep?
Got a 97.

HOW? Man, I don't know if I should be proud of this or not, but I seem to be very very good at bs-ing essays while brain dead. I suppose it's from much practice in Glaser's class, but still, that was two years ago and I've had a terrible Comp I class since then. I am very confused by this, but I suppose I'll just accept it and hope it keeps happening :-)

Oh, and for those of you who live in places that are not here, find out about the upcoming lunar eclipse here. I expect everyone go at least try to see it. Your only real excuse is bad weather, and since I know at least the general areas you guys live in I can check your excuses with weather.com ^_~

Oh, and fauxbad, I'm finally listening to your cd. It really confused me at first, but it earns a thumbs up. FYI.

Oh, and Mason is sick. Poor little guy, he has an ear infection. He's still an amazingly easy baby to sit for, though. He was a little fussy at some points, but I just took him outside and he calmed right down, and both times that I put him down for naps he went right out, like flipping a switch. Between the two naps he was kinda cranky, but before and after the naps he was quite pleasant, I played with him and whatnot, and MAN do I love the little guy. He's such a cutie. I need to take pictures of him, so you can all see how adorable he is :-)

Bing

Oct. 18th, 2003 01:20 am
jesso: (Default)
Hey, remember this essay? The one I made up when I was really tired? The 3 pages of pure bull, comparing Plato's allegory of the cave to fractals??

I got 47/50.

Remember when I accidentally slept all day and wrote a paper for history while half asleep?
Got a 97.

HOW? Man, I don't know if I should be proud of this or not, but I seem to be very very good at bs-ing essays while brain dead. I suppose it's from much practice in Glaser's class, but still, that was two years ago and I've had a terrible Comp I class since then. I am very confused by this, but I suppose I'll just accept it and hope it keeps happening :-)

Oh, and for those of you who live in places that are not here, find out about the upcoming lunar eclipse here. I expect everyone go at least try to see it. Your only real excuse is bad weather, and since I know at least the general areas you guys live in I can check your excuses with weather.com ^_~

Oh, and fauxbad, I'm finally listening to your cd. It really confused me at first, but it earns a thumbs up. FYI.

Oh, and Mason is sick. Poor little guy, he has an ear infection. He's still an amazingly easy baby to sit for, though. He was a little fussy at some points, but I just took him outside and he calmed right down, and both times that I put him down for naps he went right out, like flipping a switch. Between the two naps he was kinda cranky, but before and after the naps he was quite pleasant, I played with him and whatnot, and MAN do I love the little guy. He's such a cutie. I need to take pictures of him, so you can all see how adorable he is :-)
jesso: (Default)
Reason #459237951 my history prof rocks: He reads Harry Potter to his daughter.

Reason #459237952 my history prof rocks: His impression of what happens when you get "bad hooch"... I'm still laughing. Laffing. Loffing. Lauffing. Laffink. HA HA HAing. Giggling. Snickering. Rolling. Slapping my knees. Guffawing. LOLing. Crying with laughter. Splitting ribs. Etc.

Reason #459237953 my history prof rocks: Dude, I'm actually learning. I'm amazed.
jesso: (Default)
Reason #459237951 my history prof rocks: He reads Harry Potter to his daughter.

Reason #459237952 my history prof rocks: His impression of what happens when you get "bad hooch"... I'm still laughing. Laffing. Loffing. Lauffing. Laffink. HA HA HAing. Giggling. Snickering. Rolling. Slapping my knees. Guffawing. LOLing. Crying with laughter. Splitting ribs. Etc.

Reason #459237953 my history prof rocks: Dude, I'm actually learning. I'm amazed.
jesso: (Default)
Well, I had a nice long post typed up but my computer crashed. Grar.

Highlights:

This morning I woke up at 8, walked out to the laundry room to check for clean clothes, and on the way back sat down on the couch "for just a minute." I woke up at 3. Missed two classes. Still in my jammies. Drat.

I did read Harry Potter for a while though. Still re-reading 4. He just finished the first task (HA HA HA, it's a joke, cause I'm talking like my history prof "Well, last time we started the Mexican War, today we'll finish that and hopefully start the Civil War..." it's funny the end). I also wrote most of a paper and a longish post that got DELETED when my computer crashed.

While the computer was locked up, the bulb cover thing fell off the ceiling fan and crashed onto the floor *right* behind me, and shattered. I'm barefoot. I managed to sweep it up without stepping on any, though, thankfully. The weirdest part is how I knew it was falling. I don't know if it made a weird noise right before it fell, or what, but I knew when it was falling as I cringed right before it hit the floor. It scared Count Archibald, too, he's still jumpy. Poor guy.

I can't believe Ahh-nold won and is now Governor. Call it naivete, but I really hoped he would lose. That is so terrible, you know he won cause of who he is, I think I'm going to cry. Or maybe just go to Cali and blow things up. Nah, prolly I'll just sit here and wonder at the stupidity of it all. Gah.

So Tuesday I went up to school about 2 1/2 hours early to take my Comp II english test, thinking it had an essay. It didn't. I was done in 20 minutes. I ended up sitting outside my class for 2 hours with Fauxbad. The lady in the testing center graded it for me on the spot, and I made a 49/50, or a 98%. BAM. And that's without watching the stupid tapes, either. Who says you need to watch the programs for an ITV class? HA!

Ok, I'm off to bed. I'm taunting imaginary people, it's time for bed. That way I'll taunt my wall instead.
jesso: (Default)
Well, I had a nice long post typed up but my computer crashed. Grar.

Highlights:

This morning I woke up at 8, walked out to the laundry room to check for clean clothes, and on the way back sat down on the couch "for just a minute." I woke up at 3. Missed two classes. Still in my jammies. Drat.

I did read Harry Potter for a while though. Still re-reading 4. He just finished the first task (HA HA HA, it's a joke, cause I'm talking like my history prof "Well, last time we started the Mexican War, today we'll finish that and hopefully start the Civil War..." it's funny the end). I also wrote most of a paper and a longish post that got DELETED when my computer crashed.

While the computer was locked up, the bulb cover thing fell off the ceiling fan and crashed onto the floor *right* behind me, and shattered. I'm barefoot. I managed to sweep it up without stepping on any, though, thankfully. The weirdest part is how I knew it was falling. I don't know if it made a weird noise right before it fell, or what, but I knew when it was falling as I cringed right before it hit the floor. It scared Count Archibald, too, he's still jumpy. Poor guy.

I can't believe Ahh-nold won and is now Governor. Call it naivete, but I really hoped he would lose. That is so terrible, you know he won cause of who he is, I think I'm going to cry. Or maybe just go to Cali and blow things up. Nah, prolly I'll just sit here and wonder at the stupidity of it all. Gah.

So Tuesday I went up to school about 2 1/2 hours early to take my Comp II english test, thinking it had an essay. It didn't. I was done in 20 minutes. I ended up sitting outside my class for 2 hours with Fauxbad. The lady in the testing center graded it for me on the spot, and I made a 49/50, or a 98%. BAM. And that's without watching the stupid tapes, either. Who says you need to watch the programs for an ITV class? HA!

Ok, I'm off to bed. I'm taunting imaginary people, it's time for bed. That way I'll taunt my wall instead.

Brain Dump

Oct. 8th, 2003 12:42 am
jesso: (Default)
First off, I'M A NERD, I'm making this big thing in excel to keep track of my grades... cross-linked sheets to keep up with my GPA at all times, I insert a grade on, say, a test and *bam* it changes the grade for the class and my GPA on the first sheet. Each class has it's own tab, and it's own calculations based on how the prof does it... weighted averages in astronomy, a point system in history, straight averaging in philosophy... this is what I do when I'm bored, people, imagine if I was trying to be productive with something like this. Gah.

More proof of nerdiness: I keep wanting to go buy the Fables yearly thing, but in my head I call it the "Fables Annular"... Then I stop and think "hmmmmmmm, what's wrong with that, something is wrong with that..." and then I go "OH! ANNUAL. Not annular." Then I realized that I am such a nerd that my various nerdings are getting mixed up. That's bad. Funny, but bad.

Oh, and I saw the Killdares 4 times today. MAN, they put on such a great show. Roy Fletcher is back as guitarist, and he's such a friendly guy, he remembered me from last year! Everyone should go to the State Fair to see them. I want to go again. Who will go with me? If no one volunteers, I'm kidnapping one of you. You think I'm kidding, but I'm not.

Also, November 8. Lunar Eclipse. Telescope, stars, planets, etc... I've already asked for the night off from work, and I've got one person who says he'll come... who else? Also, does anyone have any suggestions for *where* I could go that'd be nice and dark? My current idea is to just pull over on 35, north of the "metromess" as our prof so lovingly calls it. Any better ideas? (HINT: This is totally your CHANCE to suggest a place near to your place of dwelling, so as to make it more convenient for YOU TO COME.) It's going to happen fairly early in the evening, as the sun sets in the west it'll be rising mid-eclipse in the east. The really pretty part will begin at about 7 (remember it's after daylight savings ends) and go to about 7:30, but the umbra and penumbra will still be there to watch go away. If we're fast while the moon is eclipsed, we'll get a great view of the Pleiades, and of Andromeda (A WHOLE OTHER GALAXY, HOW CAN THAT NOT EXCITE YOU??????). Mars will of course still be visible, and we can take a peek at it, and at about 10 Saturn will rise, so if we feel like hanging out we can look at it (the penumbra will still be visible, so if we want to watch the entire eclipse (like nerds) we'll be there anyways). IF the northern horizon is clear, we can try to peek at the binary star (Mizar) in the big dipper, otherwise it'll set and not rise again till after 1 am. If you guys want, we can take moon maps and look at the craters of the moon, and we can look at the nebulae in Orion's belt. I'll try to get some good binoculars before then, too, so that while I'm fiddling with pointing the telescope you can look at the sky/moon/nebulae/galaxies.

Oh, and thinking is dangerous.

Oh, and I need to write a paper for history. Bah.

Oh, and take the rope from around your neck, take the blindfold from your eyes, take the rope from around your neck and take the blindfold from your eyes and you'll never be surprised when they tell you that they love you while they're eating you alive... I *heart* the Killdares (YES, I know it's technically a Levellers song, but the Killdares do a great cover of it!) :-)

Brain Dump

Oct. 8th, 2003 12:42 am
jesso: (Default)
First off, I'M A NERD, I'm making this big thing in excel to keep track of my grades... cross-linked sheets to keep up with my GPA at all times, I insert a grade on, say, a test and *bam* it changes the grade for the class and my GPA on the first sheet. Each class has it's own tab, and it's own calculations based on how the prof does it... weighted averages in astronomy, a point system in history, straight averaging in philosophy... this is what I do when I'm bored, people, imagine if I was trying to be productive with something like this. Gah.

More proof of nerdiness: I keep wanting to go buy the Fables yearly thing, but in my head I call it the "Fables Annular"... Then I stop and think "hmmmmmmm, what's wrong with that, something is wrong with that..." and then I go "OH! ANNUAL. Not annular." Then I realized that I am such a nerd that my various nerdings are getting mixed up. That's bad. Funny, but bad.

Oh, and I saw the Killdares 4 times today. MAN, they put on such a great show. Roy Fletcher is back as guitarist, and he's such a friendly guy, he remembered me from last year! Everyone should go to the State Fair to see them. I want to go again. Who will go with me? If no one volunteers, I'm kidnapping one of you. You think I'm kidding, but I'm not.

Also, November 8. Lunar Eclipse. Telescope, stars, planets, etc... I've already asked for the night off from work, and I've got one person who says he'll come... who else? Also, does anyone have any suggestions for *where* I could go that'd be nice and dark? My current idea is to just pull over on 35, north of the "metromess" as our prof so lovingly calls it. Any better ideas? (HINT: This is totally your CHANCE to suggest a place near to your place of dwelling, so as to make it more convenient for YOU TO COME.) It's going to happen fairly early in the evening, as the sun sets in the west it'll be rising mid-eclipse in the east. The really pretty part will begin at about 7 (remember it's after daylight savings ends) and go to about 7:30, but the umbra and penumbra will still be there to watch go away. If we're fast while the moon is eclipsed, we'll get a great view of the Pleiades, and of Andromeda (A WHOLE OTHER GALAXY, HOW CAN THAT NOT EXCITE YOU??????). Mars will of course still be visible, and we can take a peek at it, and at about 10 Saturn will rise, so if we feel like hanging out we can look at it (the penumbra will still be visible, so if we want to watch the entire eclipse (like nerds) we'll be there anyways). IF the northern horizon is clear, we can try to peek at the binary star (Mizar) in the big dipper, otherwise it'll set and not rise again till after 1 am. If you guys want, we can take moon maps and look at the craters of the moon, and we can look at the nebulae in Orion's belt. I'll try to get some good binoculars before then, too, so that while I'm fiddling with pointing the telescope you can look at the sky/moon/nebulae/galaxies.

Oh, and thinking is dangerous.

Oh, and I need to write a paper for history. Bah.

Oh, and take the rope from around your neck, take the blindfold from your eyes, take the rope from around your neck and take the blindfold from your eyes and you'll never be surprised when they tell you that they love you while they're eating you alive... I *heart* the Killdares (YES, I know it's technically a Levellers song, but the Killdares do a great cover of it!) :-)

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