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Monday, December 6th, 2004

Time:5:23 pm.
Woohoo, I'm alive.

And school is almost out for the quarter, yay.

*does a happy dance*
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Monday, August 16th, 2004

Time:10:15 pm.
Some highlights from the trip to Durham:

"Hadrian's Wall and Sheep Pen"
(Yes there are sheep penned up among the ruins)

"Roman Emperor Beanie Babies"
Me: We can reenact the battle of Actium
Friend: And watch Mark Antony commit suicide
Me: And spill his beans

"My size Caligula"
As in the statue of Caligula that was dressed in whatever he wore that particular day... closely resembling "My Size Barbie"

"Druids on Scooters: And the Great Scooter Schism"
Or what happens when you are REALLY bored in Roman Britain class.

"Delicious = Diocletian"
Because I just can't read.

"Thanks be to KFC"
Excerpts from the 365 Ways to Cook Chicken book at mass.

"Frau Bleucher"
(A Bell ringer at Durham Cathedral who likes to yell at students for opening doors.)
Student: She needs a hug and a stiff drink
Me: Ovaltine perhaps?

"Chicken Chunks"
Because there are no Chicken McNuggets in England

Me: Beregond is a minor character
Friend: No, you're a minor character
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2004

Time:10:14 am.
Fun is...

Watching your history professor do a "yard" of beer in a little over 5 minutes while spilling much of it on his shirt.
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Monday, July 12th, 2004

Time:5:16 pm.
Guess who's sitting in a computer lab in Durham University... it's me!

More on that later, after I conquer the evil shift key of doom.
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Saturday, July 3rd, 2004

Time:9:08 pm.
I thought this one was worth recording...

me: hold on I need to go stick some post its on a food item advising people not to eat it in 10 languages
friend: ok
me: just in case they don't speak english?
friend: you never know, so sure
me: exactly
me: what if Julius Caesar walks into my kitchen and looks in the fridge.. now he'll know not to eat my food
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Sunday, June 27th, 2004

Time:7:34 pm.
I went on a field trip to Lick Observatory a while ago... while we were all standing in the parking lot listening to the introductory spiel from the tour guide, this guy drove by in an old Toyota from the early 90's or late 80's. It was a silver car, nothing strange about it, the man was just driving through the parking lot of the Lick Observatory... except... on the hood of his car, one on each side.... he had silver... plastic toy triceratops, about four or five inches tall.

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004

Time:9:19 pm.
Quick update to say... School is over, yay.

Going to England in c. two weeks.

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2004

Time:11:25 pm.
"In 305, Diocletian retired to a farm to raise cabbages"

Roman emperor turned cabbage farmer.


*insert eyebrow arch here*
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Monday, March 15th, 2004

Time:10:44 pm.
Before I forget...

Beware the Ides of March!

Just because random is good.
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Time:7:05 am.
Congratulate me on my first all-nighter doing an essay. Going on 17 pages, not quite done yet... hahahahaha.

Yes... I am bit insane right now, but so close to being done... Done done done.

And the sun is up. Weeee.
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Thursday, March 11th, 2004

Time:8:05 pm.
There is something in our backyard hiding under a lawn chair making noises that sound like a cross between an ewok, a sad little kid, and a bantha on a bad day. It looks like it might be a cat or a raccoon or something, but I am utterly confused as to what it is.

Perhaps it's a fuzzy little alien.



I went out to look and apparently it's a cat. I have a little bantha cat in my backyard. Interesting.

And if you aren't familiar with how a bantha sounds, either watch Star Wars or think of what a cow might sound like if it were to read something interesting.
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Saturday, March 6th, 2004

Time:6:48 pm.
My Latin professor serenaded the class yesterday with "O Fortuna" by Carl Orff.

If you're not familiar with that song, let's just say it's not something that should be sung with less than a full chorus and lots of tympanis and assorted instruments... certainly not by one man with an audience of 8 Latin students.

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2004

Time:2:46 am.
Hmm you know I have notes about posts I've been wanting to make since December. That's pretty bad. So I suppose I will make them now... But first, what have I been doing? As you can probably guess, that would be school. Yes, I have been going to school and not much else. I do, apparently, have free time, but when I do for one reason or another I've been too lazy to make LJ posts and to catch up on reading my friends page. There are two solutions to this dilemma, one, I make incredibly random posts about things like "the sky is blue" or two (and the far easier and therefore more desirable option to my laziest self) I just don't post.

And there you are, the psychology of my silence. Or something. Anyway, perhaps I will try to make more of an effort to post, although there quarter is ending soon which means I will have a lot of papers to write and tests to study for etc etc etc. But for now, I shall clear away the notes that have been begging me to mention them for the past few months:

December Note -

We make up the names of kids that people buy presents for in the Christmas Giving Tree thing I volunteer with... So I labeled one tag "Fredo" in way that made it look incredibly like "Frodo" (I have to admire my horrible hand writing). Anyway, when the tag came back, what was it attached to? A “Play-doh Island Volcano” toy. Yes, a volcano that spouts play-doh lava. Someone gave Frodo Mt. Doom for Christmas.

January Note -

I was watching Star Trek with my father... and in one scene Worf was pushing his way into a cave. A passage had been blocked by rocks, so he was moving them to get through. So, my father said, "He's just kicking those rocks around like they're nothing.” To which I replied in a rather smart-ass way, "That's because they're made of papier-mâché."

Later January or Early February (I don't even know) Note -

I went to the mall today, and passing by a store selling movies and such I saw a cardboard cut out of Aragorn. However, right below it was one of Yoda holding up a light saber. The way they aligned made Yoda's light saber cover Aragorn's sword. So it appeared that, at first glance, Aragorn was wielding a light saber. That's right, I saw Jedi Aragorn, much to my amusement and confusion.

And there you are, caught up on things to some degree. Anything else I might have posted about I have evidently forgotten, but I do hope you are all doing well, and I hope I don't disappear again.
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Sunday, January 18th, 2004

Time:1:27 am.
I am here, but not here, you know?
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Thursday, December 4th, 2003

Time:8:08 pm.
I have just consumed two pots (yes pots, not cups) of tea.

I think, based on the amount of tea I have just consumed, that I shall now turn into a gigantic teabag.
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Saturday, November 29th, 2003

Time:12:39 am.
I was going to write an update about how our Astronomy Lab instructor gave out Milky Way bars for Halloween and how I found this amusing, but I suppose it's a little late for that since it's passed Thanksgiving and all.

Hmm... well, this is just to say that I'm still alive. I'm just a bit busy and I haven't been able to get myself to write any kind of update so just... Hello everyone out there.
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Monday, October 20th, 2003

Time:7:10 pm.
Deep thoughts by orsa:

School sucks.

Verily, it does. And as such, I have not had the time to respond to comments and the like, nor will I for an unknown period of time.

Now I'm off to go work on an essay, or one of any number of projects that I would rather not think about, let alone do.

Such is the life.
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Wednesday, October 8th, 2003

Time:1:45 pm.
My mom just called to tell me that the guy who directs the Astronomy lab, Alan, called, but she couldn't remember his last name so she told me that "Alan Rickman" had called. I started cracking up. Apparently, she had forgotten who that was until I reminded her.

Hehe yes, Alan Rickman called me.

I wish.
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Sunday, October 5th, 2003

Time:3:12 pm.
Went "camping" with hairstylists = trailers with cable tv and kitchenettes. Amusing.

The place was called "Thousand Trails," but I only found 5 rather short, interconnected paths. However, I suppose if I kept hiking in circles then there would be a thousand trails...

And a random question and answer, because I amuse myself:

Do you collect anything? I collect dust.

Indeed, there was much dust on the "thousand trails."
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Monday, September 29th, 2003

Time:11:04 pm.
I was doing my Latin homework the other day and I was looking up the word "auris," the dictionary entry said:

auris-is f ear

Meaning it was a feminine third declension noun meaning "ear."

However, I read it to say "fear."

Needless to say this made my translation interesting. Note to self: Do not translate late at night.
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