lol It's been so long, I almost forgot I had an LJ still.
Nothing much going on...stressed, depressed, literally two steps from being destitute.
Same ol', same ol'...
Wow, it's been forever and a day since I posted on Livejournal. When I went back to lurk on other people's journals and communities, I saw that LJ will soon be changing up their features. People are apparently migrating to DW so I thought I'd give it a try and just crosspost and import so that both journals are updated at the same time.
I'll probably post reviews from my Tumblr. I'm currently deep into a Doctor Who obsession like no other. I'm legit writing reviews and analyses. It seems this will be the only way to keep up with my English skillz. I've slacked since I graduated and now I'm sure my grammar has suffered. I'm gonna use my reviews to get back into the swing of writing. I write quite informally so prepare for cursing and slang mixed in with upper level vocabulary/syntax. It's just how I roll.
Well, here we go. I'll be updating with new posts soon I think.
So....just attempted my first lesson in Korean on Rosetta Stone....
Yeah, ROFLville! Apparently, I suck at pronunciation and vocab retention. I also can't read Korean at all, so that was fun trying to decipher everything after it's already been made into a sentence. Lot's of fun....NOT!
LOL! But I'm gonna keep trying. What trips me out the most is this is my first lesson and it was only 30min or so. If I'm having such a hard time with this, I don't even wanna think about later. I guess I'll just keep doing each lesson over and over until I'm confident I have the vocab/pronunciation/spelling down.
That's one thing about learning at my own leisure instead of in a class; I can take my own sweet time! マイペースでいいよ！ Yeah, eff that class/grade/GPA shit....
Too long, too long....
I guess I'm trying to see if I can update more regularly. Maybe now that I've graduated from college I'll be able to find the time.
Well, a quick update. I've graduated. Finally. English Major w/ Japanese Minor. I love school but I hate it at the same time. It's like the atmosphere, the acquisition of new knowledge, socializing with friends; those things I love. I can't get enough of that feeling. But the papers, the slogging study, the occasional shitty class/teacher, GROUP PROJECTS; all those I hate with a vengeance.
Now that I'm out in the world, I find myself broke, bored, and busting my ass doing two jobs that have nothing to do with my major at all.
"Thanks Bachelor's Degree in English. Guess what? You're useless...."
I mean I knew going in that English was one of those "all purpose" majors. Pretty much, you can do anything and nothing with it. Still, I'd hoped for a better outlook with an actual degree under my belt.
*sigh* Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough....
Well, that's it for now.
I saw this and thought to post it. Cause it's effing awesome!
Can you read this?:
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So it's been 3 months since I posted. A lot has happened. I'm almost finished up school, 7 classes left. I'm trying to go into publishing. Hopefully I'll find a job what with our crap economy. It's right on time, as I'm running out of money to support myself. As it is, I'll still probably have to take out a loan.
I'm also going to Japan this summer for two weeks. If I can ever get health insurance. I can't wait!
Just yesterday I went to see Jero-san at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. Great stuff! He's so cool! His voice is awesome! He's also my only vindication for learning Japanese through JSL; if he can do it, so can I!
In a few years I hope to be in Japan. It's one of my dreams to live there for 2 years or so.
So I'm going to make a stab at updating regularly again. This is mostly so the feed will go to my Facebook.
I just watched the Pilot for the new Showtime series, "United States of Tara" about a woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder and four distinct personalities; an average mom, a teenager, a housewife, and a biker dude. (That's right, biker DUDE, not biker chick. Meaning the personality is male.) It was very well put together. Of course it helped that Steven Spielberg and the woman who wrote "Juno" are paired up for it. I look forward to seeing where it goes.
I also just got a PS3 and the new game "Mirror's Edge". I just finished beating it. It was a little short for my tastes, but the game play was really cool. I enjoyed the story and the music. The cut scenes were animated like a cartoon. On one hand I liked it cause it was different, but on the other hand I thought they could have fully CG'ed the scenes. I mean this is the PS3, right? If you're going to make a game for this system then utilize all the system can do. It was especially disappointing when considering how short the game was. Since it was so short, why not make up for it with kick-ass cut scenes?
Still, the game was good and I look forward to seeing the sequel. The game is resolved at the end, but there is room for the story to go on.
Wow, it's been too long since I last blogged.
The school semester will be up in two weeks. This was not a good semester. I'm just so burnt out. I don't know how some people do it. I've been in school only 3 1/2 years, and I'm tired already. How can people do this for seven or eight years?! I'm just ready to leave.
I want to start working, but I'm still indecisive about what I want to do. I've an interest in going into Publishing and working in a Publishing house. I also pulled on a Japanese Minor, that I'm hoping to take somewhere. I want to acquire Japanese and be fluent. Unlike Spanish with I took from 8th grade up to College 201 and I still can't speak it. Maybe if I dropped myself off in a Spanish speaking country and said, "Fuck it, you don't learn it, you don't eat!" Maybe I should do this with Japanese, hm?
I guess it's good holidays are coming up. (Although I'm planning on taking a Intersession course.)
This Thanksgiving "break" did not help. It was three days and a weekend, and back to school. Hardly enough time to relax. I guess "thems the breaks" as they say, whoever "they" are.
Well that's it for now. Mata, ne!
So I've done several unprecedented things today...
Most obviously is this post I'm writing now.
Next I have *gasp* uploaded another piece of artwork on my DeviantART page. (I think the last time I did that was two years ago.)
And lastly, but certainly not least, I have started to file my Taxes about a week before they are due instead of the night before.
I feel like I'm on a role.
Also today, I've gotten my hair done, fiddled around on Facebook for three hours, and wandered around the North Campus School of Public Health building for two hours in search of the Kendo Club. After finally locating the room the club meets in, I waited around for an hour, forty minutes of which was spent dozing on a bench in front of the door, only for them to not show up. I was looking for them because my Japanese club wanted to ask the Kendo guys to participate in our Japanese Festival. The whole debacle could have been avoided had another member of the group showed up for more than just the first meeting or even if she'd shot an e-mail out saying she couldn't do the task she volunteered to do. Then we would have had weeks to try to contact the Club instead of the measly days I had to work with.
Ah well, thems the breaks, eh?
Alright, I've updated the sidebar with some new recommendations. Just because I haven't updated in a while doesn't mean nothing has happened. (Neither does it mean a lot has been happening. It just means I haven't updated.)
Anyway, Spring Break has passed in the freakin' blink of an eye. What happened to Break time? When did it get so minuscule? It used to be that Spring Break was the shining goal that every student struggled toward during the grueling Spring semester; Thanksgiving Break for the Fall. This time around the break barely started before I was back in school. It's supposed to rejuvenate and gear you up for the work ahead. I feel more tired than I did before and generally apathetic to the world around me. I even skipped one of my English classes and Tai 'Chi today because I didn't feel like catching the bus! What the hell is that!? (OK, maybe that bit is something more than just the short break, but it damn sure didn't help!)
Ah well, catch you later.