kaciagemini: (Care Bears - babyohyeah)
( Apr. 28th, 2009 06:14 pm)
Yesterday was truly lovely weather so the girlfriend and I decided to head to class early and actually walk around and enjoy our lovely campus a little bit because we haven't really had a chance to do so until now. The approximately 20 minutes I spent outside enjoying the lovely sunshine gave me a slight sunburn. It's pretty much gone today, but I was a little disgusted when I realized why my skin was all irritated and twitchy and warm because seriously? Can I not even look outside, skin? WTF?

Anyhow, I took a few pictures of the nifty buildings we passed while traversing the inner bits of campus we don't usually see.

Pretty campus! )

Yeah, there's a tiny cemetary in the middle of our campus. It's right next to the student union actually. IDK.

Only a couple more assignments before I'm done for the semester! \o/ Of course, I'm starting my summer term class pretty much immediately afterward, but still! \o/
kaciagemini: (FOB - Patrick's THIGHS)
( Apr. 27th, 2009 01:39 pm)
Hey, happy birthday, Rita!

And while I'm at it, I agree with this tweet.

Last day of my night class today! \o/ Class tomorrow, class friday and a project to turn in, final due next monday and I will be done for the semester! :)
...now I should probably go do my homework. /o\
My schedule for next fall:

Monday, 9:30 - SLIS 504 Cataloguing
Monday, 1:00 - SLIS 521 Humanities Information
Wednesday, 9:30 - SLIS 506 Introduction to Research

kaciagemini: (Hard Work Kills)


( Mar. 9th, 2009 05:18 am)
kaciagemini: (FOB - Patrick's THIGHS)
( Dec. 13th, 2008 12:31 pm)
♥___♥ I'm pretty sure that is the actual face I made the entire time I was reading that article. ♥PatrickStump♥ (Hearts! Hearts in my eyes!)

Also, still have one last pretty small assignment to do for the semester, but other than that I'm done! And I got an A- in the class I thought I was going to get a B in so that's pretty awesome. And I think I'm going to a karaoke thing with library science people on Monday. And I'm going to see Sister Hazel on Thursday. And Friday I'm going home to visit my family for the holidays, so exciting week all around.
kaciagemini: (FOB - Pete - delicious hemmy)
( Dec. 10th, 2008 04:58 pm)

In other news, I'm like half an inch from being done with everything I need to do for this semester, which is pretty awesome. I love not having finals, it is pleasing to me. &this semester;

Went out to a bar with some classmates after the last meeting of the semester for our reference class last night, which was actually really, really fun. Attempting to navigate the bus system home while half-blitzed was made much less dangerous by virtue of the fact that my girlfriend wasn't nearly as trashed. Possibly this is because I drank most of her beer. Oops.
kaciagemini: (Kacia Gemini - frog)
( Sep. 29th, 2008 03:46 pm)
My dad: also the most ridiculous dude on earth. He sent me an oversized t-shirt he screenprinted with approximately a zillion frogs. It's kind of precious and ridiculous. I still don't know why he bought a t-shirt press, but it seems to make him happy.

I will never actually understand my dad's views on money because he is seriously a ridiculous tightwad (he would argue if you asked for a quarter for bubble gum when I was a kid, no really) but then he buys ridiculous things like a t-shirt press out of the blue. IDK. He also has a living room full of slot machines (well, most of them are actually Japanese not-exactly-slot-machine things), though they're kind of fun.

I like to pretend that our apartment is gradually becoming more apartment-like and less hovel-like but I'm mostly lying to myself. Yesterday I unpacked most of two boxes of pretty things and put them on the bookshelf.

The random trip to Louisville to see my bro on Saturday was nice in other ways besides the direct side effect of getting Tim Tams out of it (it's good that he got me two packages because I've already gone through the first one). He also bought me sushi for dinner and I got to meet his new girlfriend (that I didn't know he had... I don't pay attention to anything and he's not exactly the oversharing type anyhow), wandered around in Louisville for a bit, and finally actually got to see his apartment. It's a walk-up in the top floor of an authentic Victorian house. I has a jellusy.

Anyhow, he's coming to Bloomington in a few weeks to see some dude named Mason Jennings in concert and he wants me to go with him. I'm not too sure on this as my brother's tastes in music and mine don't exactly line up all the time and also, it's after one of my night classes, but I'm pondering it.

Everybody I talk to lately keeps asking me how I'm doing and I don't actually know. Classes are... classes. It's school, IDK what to say about it. It's kind of interesting, not too complicated, and kind of just... fine? My graduate assistantship is more interesting and more stressful, but still not terribly high-key adventure. Life is very different than it was a year ago. Not better or worse, really, but definitely different.

It probably makes me crazier than I want to admit to, that a lot of my current ennui-ish feelings are directly to the lack of concerts I want to see in my forseeable future. I saw Journey and Heart a few weeks ago! That fix should have lasted me longer, damnit!

Okay, enough rambling for now, I suppose. (Seekrit note to self: Upload music later!)
Excerpt from the chapter I was reading in my textbook today:

Special libraries in the United States and Canada number
OVER 9,000
Psychologists have compiled a variety of experimental evidence that suggests ways in which
emotions may influence decisions. One such experiment involved 165 undergraduate students who were
asked to decide whether they wanted one of two snacks as a reward for participating in the study: a piece
of chocolate cake with cherry topping or a fruit salad. Before choosing, the students were divided into two
groups. One group was asked to memorize a seven-digit number and the other, a two-digit number.

The results of the experiment indicated that the students who were required to memorize the
seven-digit number chose the chocolate cake, while the students who memorized the two-digit number
chose the fruit salad. The researchers who conducted the experiment saw this as an indication that when
students’ cognitive processing resources were consumed by having to memorize the seven-digit number,
they made their decision based on affective reactions and chose the chocolate cake. Their impulsive
emotional side was able to gain the upper hand in the decision making process because their rational
analytical side was preoccupied with remembering the seven-digit number. On the other hand, the
students who only had to memorize the two-digit number had more cognitive resources available to
analyze their decision more thoroughly, which enabled them to make a prudent, rational, sensible choice
of the healthier fruit salad.

Paraphrased from Baba Shiv and Alexander Fedorikhin, “Heart and Mind in Conflict: The Interplay of Affect and
Cognition in Consumer Decision Making” in Brian Quinn, "Cognitive and Affective Processes in Collection Development".

I realize the conclusion they're coming to is that your mind being occupied with other things makes you make less rational choices, but I'm still going to sit here and lol that using your brain makes you less rational (Or maybe the experiment is flawed and using your brain just makes you like cake more!).

I'm gonna go use my brain some more now. D:
kaciagemini: (Squirrel - tasty!)
( May. 15th, 2007 01:10 pm)
Apparently my nervous breakdown last week was for nothing.

My grades are all finally in. I held onto my 3.8 by the skin of my teeth (what does that even mean? if my teeth had skin, I would worry!) & my job seems to be more or less secure & more importantly mine at the moment. So yay for that.

I may die of boredom before the summer is out, though.
Hello and welcome to the first day of my temporary full-time employment.
I am bored. Bored, bored, bored.
It's almost lunch, though!

I'm very glad to be done with school. Graduation went off without any major mishaps.

Now I just need to get our room at home into some semblance of order - a prospect made quite difficult by the fact that Jen & I own a damn lot of crap - and all will be well.

Provided I can locate and hook up my computer (It's been sprawled across my house since Friday, hence the lack of me) I am going to change my layout this evening.

Is it Friday yet?
kaciagemini: (Bad Girl)
( May. 11th, 2007 01:28 am)
Note to self: Stop hitting the "random article" thing on WikiHow.

Also? So done with finals, yo. Now I just have to survive, ya know, everything else.
kaciagemini: (Firefly quote - kill you with my brain)
( May. 1st, 2007 12:12 pm)
I woke up this morning, before my alarm went off, and decided I wanted to get a full night's sleep instead, so I turned off the alarm and went back to bed.

I slept very well. :)

I still haven't gotten anywhere on my 10-page paper. I just... am severely unmotivated.

I am far more motivated about the fact that Baskin Robbins is having $.37 scoop night tomorrow. Mmm, I have such a love/hate relationship with ice cream.

I may or may not actually get around to going to the SGA banquet tonight. BTW, Jen, it's in the Kentucky Building @ 6.

I really kind of desperately want to skip my afternoon class, too, even though it's the last actual class of the semester. We've got a test Thursday. I really shouldn't. Maybe I can convince myself I've got something more productive to do and then actually do it.

I have not checked my friendslist in 3 days, but before I go digging through the skip100 madness, I feel the need to update about my weekend. Here are the highlights, for you enjoyment.

Friday (Rita's Birthday):
-Went to work.
-Class cancelled.
-Went to the bank.
-Lunch at Panera.
-Liquor store & Kroger's.
-Went to Daniel's for Rita's birthday shindig.
-Started drinking at 4PM (Mmmm, rum&coke=love).
-Was tipsy.
-Pouted at Rita for not being drunk enough to let me grope her.
-Groped Laura.
-Drank more (including but not limited to: watermelon martinis, cider, beer, apple flavored wine cooler, watermelon flavored wine cooler, & blackberry wine).
-Was drunk.
-Pouted at Rita more.
-Groped Laura A LOT.
-Drank tequila (I don't really know how many shots I took, but it probably fell in the category of "too many" & Daniel claims I drank half the bottle. I'm sure I had *some* assistance in that... I think.).
-Was very drunk.
-Wandered around topless for a good while as shirts are for losers.
-Passed the fuck out in the middle of Daniel's floor sometime after 1AM (I apologize to the people that had to step over me to get to the bathroom. And thanks for the blanket, Daniel!).

Saturday (Zoe's birthday):
-Woke up on Daniel's floor.
-Had breakfast.
-Realized breakfast was a bad idea when I spent the day before drinking for more than 8 hours.
-Returned to dorm.
-Took nap.
-Went home to see family.
-Went to the drive-in.
-Watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, not quite as bad as forewarned.
-Watched Are We Done Yet?, regretted every dying brain cell despite existence of Dr. Cox.
-Went back home & ate some of Zoe's ice cream cake.
-Realized I am missing a chip from one of my front teeth and have no idea when, where, or how this happened.
-Played DDR with Zoe on her shiny new mat for a while, sucked muchly.
-Went to bed.

Sunday (My nephew, Hunter's, birthday):
-Woke up much later than intended.
-Entertained self by sucking at DDR some more.
-Played with nephewlet.
-Had some of Zoe's *other* ice cream cake, with added Hunter celebration-ness.
-Priced clothing for the yard sale my sis is having next weekend for far longer than I want to think about.
-Left for dorm at 9PM, eep.

The end. *dies*

In other news, this week is my last week of classes... and I have a bajillion things to do. I need to start working on the 10-page paper I have due this week and yet I have done nothing. I meant to make an outline tonight, but I accidentally hung out with Laura for an hour and a half instead. My bad.

*off to brave the scary f-list before bed*
kaciagemini: (FOB - infinity on high sheep)
( Apr. 26th, 2007 12:23 pm)
I really love it when things I overheard get posted at Overheard at College. :)

Now I have homework to get back to avoiding.

I passed the exit requirements for one major, isn't that enough?

Note: I am heavily coffee-nated.

ETA: Note the change in moodtheme. *g*
kaciagemini: (Hard Work Kills)
( Apr. 9th, 2007 02:20 am)
Jen and I are as bad as each other.

Also? Fuck, fuck, fuckity fuck. I have to turn in 8 pages of essay questions tomorrow. Thusfar I have written... 3 lines. I have to get up in five hours. If I continue at my current rate without going to sleep, I may in fact be done in time to go to work. Yeah. Fuck. Fucking anthropology exit exam.

ETA: It's 5 AM. I still have 3 1/2 pages left to write. I have to be AT WORK in less than three hours. Why can't I just fucking write this stupid thing?

ETA: Well, I'm done. For whatever the fuck it's worth. At 7 AM. In time to get dressed & go to work & print all this carp out. Blegh.
Also, interesting side note: This is the first time in my college career that I have actually, literally pulled an all-nighter. Thanks so much, anthropology. I just don't know how I would have survived without this experience.
kaciagemini: (Default)
( Apr. 4th, 2007 11:33 am)
My class, the only one I have on Wednesdays, the only thing I really have to do on Wednesdays, was just cancelled.
I don't know what to do with myself now.
kaciagemini: (Hard Work Kills)
( Mar. 9th, 2007 10:31 am)
Overslept & was late to work again today. Skipped a class I really ought not have yesterday. At least I didn't miss any meetings this week.
I am so glad next week is spring break.
At what point do I have to get this officially diagnosed as Senioritus?

(By the way, f-list, I'm going to Florida for spring break so I'll be out of touch for most of the week. More on this later. ^.^ )
Dear Thursday,
You suck. Please to stop existing now, kthnx.
No love,

Dear Job,
You also suck. You are also a key component of why Thursday thusly sucks. Please to stop existing as well. Except keep paying me.
Very little love,

Dear Television,
I am so far behind on everything I watch that I may never catch up. This is bad and contributes to feeling-like-my-life-is-out-of-control-ness, which I've got more than enough of just at the moment. In case you missed the memo, it is your job to make me feel better, so get on that.

Dear Calendars,
You, I love. Happy calendar-flippy day. I would go home and flip all dozen of you right now, except for interference from subject of letter 2 (I already flipped all my daily ones, it's just the month ones that are left).
Hugs & Kisses,

Dear Horoscope,
I get it! I fucking get it, okay! But what the hell else am I supposed to do, huh? Tell me that!
Yours Truly,

In other news, I had a test this morning and forgot to bring a scantron (which I had dutifully gone out and purchased already). Luckily someone had a spare. Too bad I didn't study. Also too bad that my professor is a crazy fucking lunatic.

Now I'm going to go drink my crappy Life Water and try to find something to put me in a better mood.

ETA: I balanced my checking account instead. I fail at good mood.
kaciagemini: (Kacia Gemini - frog)
( Feb. 15th, 2007 12:22 pm)
So, in class this morning I learned how to do a self-examination to look for testicular cancer. Because obviously that is information that will come in handy in my life. At least we ran out of time in class before the professor could hand out the plastic testicles to grope looking for lumps, so that's being pushed back to Monday.
On the bright side, Tuesday I got to grope fake breasts looking for lumps.

College is fun sometimes.


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