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2008-12-03 01:18 pm

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Battlestar Galacticaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
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2008-11-19 11:39 pm

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Tonight's episode of Breaking Bad was the best one yet.
I can't wait for the finale. Never has it seemed so appealing to find a shady latino to do a shady deal with for the sole purpose of springing a mini-bomb on him and his goons.

In other news, does anyone have a crappy pocketwatch they don't care about, or know someone who has one I could borrow?
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2008-11-05 12:41 pm

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I am psyched about the American elections.

And it's $140 to go to Kanye West. Scrap that idea!
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2008-08-22 06:39 pm

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The rundown...
An essay due monday, 2500 words, not worried.
Physics problems for wednesday, annoying because of orders of magnitude but overall not as hard as last time.
310, no lab due next week, instead we get to bask in the presence of this man





... and his total awesomeness while he dissects a human brain for our benefit next friday, excitements.

Needless to say this guy is like a celebrity in our course. He is the sole and unique reason I took an option in neurobiology. He makes it all so exciting.

Otherwise....

Tests are after the holidays, 1 on the first day, 1 on the thursday, and I think psych is the second week back (is it riz?).

So all in all, things are not too bad cause nothing is really due for a while. I am nervous for the biophysics test, though, because I don't remember a lot of notation and it chokes me up every time. Even if the formula is super easy.


Otherwise, apart form tiredness I've been in good spirits despite being extremely irascible, yes I know that's contradictory. Maybe the constant barrage of tirades is releasing steam form my pressure-cooker brain. I am in a pleasant balance of rage and release, which cancels out to serenity.
Awesome.
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2008-06-14 01:09 pm
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Oh yeeaaaah

I'm brimming with nerdy excitement for the coming five days. My first exam is on wednesday, and I'm positively feverish at the thought of the sheer volume of knowledge I'll have at that stage, regardless of whether or not it's enough to do well in the exam. I love knowing things. I love knowing how things work.

The period of exams I don't like is the period a few weeks before, when I'm reeling from all the internal work - especially lab reports, which make me want to drop out altogether - and how BADLY I always do in internal work. So, just before exams, something switches on that goes "alright, nothing to lose now, you can still do well, just throw yourself in there".

I've got horrendous marks so far, and a potential fail in 304, but I'm so excited I frankly don't care. The exam is worth the most of the course anyway.

The only thing that worries me now though is that if I do fail 304 - which I think I won't, but it is a possibility - I don't think I can hoist my GPA up to 5, to get into PSYCH 305. Which could force me to do genetics.

I'd rather do an extra year than do genetics. I hate genetics.

God I hate genetics.



Also, [livejournal.com profile] arriterre when you're in England we're going to come see you on the canals in a house-boat. Say yes.
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2008-06-07 03:18 pm
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PENIS. Lulz?

I have an anatomy test on Monday at three. IN THE STUDY break! They are bitches upon bitches.
However, maybe this is a good thing, because that stuff will be in the exam anyway. So really no time is lost.

Still, bitches upon bitches.

So I get to spend several days looking at kidneys, blood vessels, lungs, penises, testicles, vaginas, uteruses, and parts of the digestive tract.

MM-MMM.

I maintain that erections are the best demonstration of the influence of blood pressure in your body.

The "lulz" in my title is an allusion to these retarded girls in my lab class who DESPITE being in a second-stage anatomy class, are still uncomfortable saying "penis" and "vagina" and erupt into uncontrollable giggles at every mention of the reproductive system.

God some people are fucking stupid.


I'm getting pretty damn worried about 304, the molecular pharmacology paper, because I've failed two of the lab reports, and there are four lab reports to hand in, and I haven't gotten the fourth one back. I'm not sure if we need to pass the lab reports on their own to pass the paper as a whole.

Shit......
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2008-06-03 08:50 pm

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We drove around today procrastinating, like yesterday. We bought frames, and classical CDs but the quality sucks... that'll teach me to suggest the Warehouse. I still haven't started studying and it's the 3rd! Oh man oh man, these exams are going to be tough. Tomorrow, I think, going to class is going to get my ass into gear.

Can't wait to get that new phone from Leon... hopefully before Friday...

What else, what else? I am disappointed to miss out on Slinky this weekend but it's just a bad, bad time, what with a Practical 201 test on Monday night.

There will be other times.

I watched Juno and Disturbia yesterday. I enjoyed Juno, and Disturbia was a goddamned piece of shit to be absolutely frank.
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2008-05-25 11:53 pm
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Can someone tell me, what to you is foresight? And do you think I have it? What may I have done in the past that shows a lack of foresight?

Seriously, anyone who can think of anything, I'm dying to know. If it seems it would offend me, don't worry about it, I really don't care, I just want to know.

I thought I was actually pretty pre-emptive and fairly paranoid, but I suppose that's something different.
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2008-05-17 12:26 am
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I feel better.

Also, I am addicted to etsy.
Trying so hard right now not to just buy everything.
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2008-05-16 10:51 pm

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Eurgh. I feel disconnected. I feel pretty terrible, actually. This is going to sound really strange, and probably misrepresent what I actually mean, but in a way, I feel ordinary.
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2008-05-13 08:57 pm
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Internetz

I think most people must have a particular order or pattern of sites and accounts they check every time they use the internet.
So it follows that your keylog would start to look very similar every time you use the net, unless you're just quickly looking something up. My current keylog would look like this. (n/p = name and password. not typing them here I'm afraid).

g m a i l . c o m
(n/p)
c e c i l . a u c k backspace backspace backspace backspace backspace backspace backspace backspace backspace backspace

l i v e j o backspace backspace backspace backspace backspace backspace

c e c i backspace backspace backspace backspace

l i v backspace backspace backspace

l i v e j o u r n a l . c o m enter
(n/p)
f a c e b o o k . c o m enter
(n/p)
q u e s t i o n a b l e c o n t e n t . n e t enter
(n/p)
g o o g l e . c o m enter c u t e o v e r l o a d enter


etc etc.
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2008-05-12 06:19 pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re

I'm at tamaki campus at the moment. It's a weird campus, kind of depressing. I don't know, there are quite a few people here, but there's something really empty about it. Plus it reminds me a little of a cross between kristin and massey >_O

Lots of work on at the moment (I say that a lot, but it's always true) but I'm much more cheerful in general. I've stopped caring about getting good marks. Well, not exactly. I've just pretty much tried to forget there *are* marks. It feels much better studying something scrupulously to fully understand it and get that "aha" moment than it does crammig, regurgitating, and crossing fingers.

But, you know, that doesn't stop me when consistently finishing assignments at 3am the day they're due. It's all good :3 I'll just keep disgusting everyone with reheated coffee and toil away in the night.*

Plus we bought a computer. For games. A month before exams.
^_^
We're replaying Diablo 2 LOD with the Assassin, which I've never done before. We've also ordered Fable and installed FEAR to replay in the night... brrrr. I love watching that game, but I can't play it myself or I'd bust an artery or something. So. Tense.

But my big looky-forwardy-excity-thingy is LOTRO. drool all over self




*(Okay, for serials, you will no longer endure the reheated coffee thing. It is fucking disgusting. I just couldn't be bothered making a new batch that night.)
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2008-05-04 07:41 pm

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Everything is putting me in two minds, so when I'm asked if everything is okay I really just have no idea what to say.
not happy )

All routes of thought bring equal dissatisfaction. I'm at the point where I'm playing flash games nonstop just to keep my mind busy and off the subjects of success and recreation. That must be the mother of all procrastination.
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2008-04-18 04:39 pm
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I once made a list of movies I'd like to see, striking them out as I saw them. Here it is again.

American Beauty
Nightmare before Christmas
SLC Punk!
The Ring
Moulin Rouge
Romeo and Juliet
Strictly Ballroom
Pulp Fiction
Secretary
Cluedo
The Pianist
Charlotte Gray
Diner de cons
La Haine
Eyes Wide Shut
The Shining
A Clockwork Orange
Star Wars originals
Mary Poppins
Wizard of Oz
Charlie and the chocolate factory
Chitty chitty bang bang
Forrest Gump
Run Lola Run
The Good Son
K-Pax
Memento
Matrix Revolutions
Brazil
Chicago
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
Pleasantville
Erin Brokovich
Diva
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
End of Days
The Sixth Sense
Good Morning Vietnam

And I'm adding:

La Cage aux Folles
The Jungle Book
A Bout de Souffle
No Country For Old Men
The Departed
Black Snake Moan

I saw American psycho recently. Awesome. Awesome to the max.
New favourites also include the Prestige and the Godfather series. Also enjoyed Art School confidential.
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2008-04-18 04:16 pm

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Study. Troubles. Usually <3 cardiac things but theres so much to do before monday!
I figure I will 205 today, write-up tonight, and 201 tomorrow, then panickedly put together a 307 for monday.
I'm really bad at this time thing. I can't stop watching chobits.



Aw, J's dad is really sweet, he just came in quietly to give me a snack. ^_^

Hell, I would even watch Terminator right. I have such mixed feelings about that program. It's like salty things covered in grease. So good. So bad. So addictive.

Back to study then.
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2008-04-16 02:16 am

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Oh shit! I really need to study tomorrow!
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2008-04-16 02:04 am

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I will sill be going as Major Kusanagi to our video game party, despite my complete un-asianness,, but in a different costume. One that is not difficult to make, and that does not require being that adorable to look decent in.
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2008-04-08 08:09 pm

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Meh...

I have a test on thursday, and in the week following the midsemester break, two tests, two write-ups and a presentation to prepare.
"Break" maybe being a bit of a misnomer.
I don't know... I can't think of any humanly way to get A+ in the two subjects I need it in to get into Hons that doesn't involve me getting a complete personality rehaul, with brand-spanking new features such as
-Diligence
-Consistency
-Concentration
-Follow-through
It isn't the motivation that's lacking. Well, not during class anyway. During class I'm super motivated, I've got 987876547364523 ideas of ways to study and things to write, and then I go home and it all disappears.

Man... right now I just don't want to do anything. I don't even want to play the Sims (That's a bad sign).

Moody Belle = not FTW.
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2008-04-05 12:00 pm
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I was reading an article the other day written about this guy called Raymond Bechard who runs "Ahava Kids", travels around the world and gets children out of horrible situations (eg child prostitution). I went on the site for his company and read some of the stories, like this one.

jesus christ this guy's job must be hard )

Shit, his job must be emotionally taxing. He shouldn't have said that last bit to the woman though, they might have still been there when he went back.

Anyway, other than that... it's been a damn long week. I need to call and email my mum more, though, she gets upset at the length of time that elapses between each time we communicate.
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2008-03-27 06:37 pm
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Oh, this assignment is just too awesome.


DESCRIBE THE NEUROANATOMY OF THE BRAIN
(maximum 3 pages)