blah blah blah... talk too much I really do... take that as your warning.
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YAY! My class tonight got cancled! So I will be going to eat w/ Ivy and Vicky, then heading home to see my doggies!... and Jonathan. =P Then SNOWBOARDING!!!!! woohoo! I cannot wait... sure, it's all fake snow, but if you were around last season, you'll know why I'm excited even for fake snow. Last season, weather was so bad that they couldn't even make snow. Really bad.
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Yay... Thanksgiving break is almost here! I have a pretty packed week coming up too. And I'm so excited for snowboarding! I got new gloves and a helmet for this season. I also got new thermals and socks, so nothing that's showable and cool, but I'm still excited. =D
Things are going by really fast now. After turkey break, I study for my Physics final that was moved up a week, then the week after, the rest of my finals. Then contact letter of rec writers, study and take GRE, write statement of purpose... I think that's it. I finally had some time today to do some arts and craft. I made these cute boxes for Ivy and Vicky (Ivy's lil sis, so my grand lil sis). Vicky's so cute and I can't wait to get to know her better. We're going out to dinner tomorrow, so I wanted to have little gifts for them. It's been awhile since I got craftsy. I used to always make Ivy and Astra (my two lil sis) stuff, but I just stopped after awhile. It's nice to get back into my old swing of things. =D
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It's been awhile since I posted... I guess I just needed a break. For those who don't know, I got cut after the third rounds of American Idol auditions. It's long over, so I won't touch upon it much. But I've been so off track the past two weeks... maybe it was just the last week, but just felt much longer. Anyway, I'm getting back into the swing of things since finals are coming up. My physics professor moved our final up to next week, so I better get my act together. I could make arrangements to keep it on finals week, but I don't mind getting it over sooner.
This was quite a busy weekend. We went to Ski Dazzle twice, BCBG warehouse sale, shopping for the upcoming snowboard season (I got a helmet!), and I took the first of three test I need for the master/credential program I'm applying to. I took the MSAT this weekend... and OMG it's such a stupid test. First of all, it cost me $300 to take. Then I arrive there to find that everyone (except 2 others) are taking this for like the 5th time. Then the girl said that 90% of the people who take the MSAT takes it at least 4 times before they pass... that's a whole lot of money. She said that there's some law firm filing a class action against the test. Well, I just hope I passed first time around, but the questions were rediculous. One essay question was "English is a 'living' language. Explain and give 3 examples." Then, there was this cartoon of a guy kicking down a line of dominoes that's arranged in a semi-circle, then a line through it. We're suppose to interpret the cartoon then site examples of how it's relevant to this list of countries they give us, some including East Germany, Hungary, Romania, etc. I don't know! Two people in the room are Special Ed teachers and a few were kindergarden teachers, so they kept saying how irrelevant the questions are. I just hope I passed. I don't want to pay $300 again.
I'm feeling so overwhelmed right now! AHHHHHHH! I have to write a letter of rec for someone I supervise (and who didn't give me much notice or much info), organize this blood drive for tomorrow that I really don't give a flying fuck about (and the hassel I've been getting from them doesn't help either), and get myself back on track with school. I can't wait for this quarter to be over with! It's such a bad attitude because it makes these last couple weeks horrible, but oh well.
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We just had a very fun Karaoke night in AV today. The best part was that I got AV to buy us a Karaoke machine! But now it is time to head home and prepare my songs for my next audition tomorrow. I'm actually nervous about this one... I wasn't so much at the first audition, but the nerves are creeping up on me now. I still can't decide what's a good song! Well, gonna drive back to home home now before I get too sleepy.
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WHAT A WEEKEND!!! Friday, friend of a friend camped out for RENT tickets and ended up not able to go, so he gave them to a stranger so she could hold them/camp out for us, and there was just enough tickets for the stranger, her sis, and Jonathan and I. So, we got FRONT ROW TICETS TO RENT WITHOUTH HAVING TO CAMP OUT!
Saturday was Harry Potter. Last movie we saw was Austin Powers, and before that was Lord of the Rings, and before that was Harry Potter. So you can tell we don't watch movies often, but I was rather satisfied with this Harry Potter... much more than the first.
Then... last night, we CAMPED OUT AT THE ROSE BOWL FOR THE AMERICAN IDOL AUDITIONS. I was number 2776. Camping out is no fun; I don't reccomend it at all. But, it was all worth it in the end because I MADE THE FIRST CUT! My next audition is Wednesday. I'm so excited!!!!
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I'm eating a butterfinger. I rememmber I used to really like it, but it seems so chewy now. Has it always been chewy and I just had a wrong memory of it being more flaky, or is it just that the warm weather made it chewy. The chocolate's slighty melted, so maybe that's why. But I have a feeling I'm mixing up the butterfinger with those chinese peanut stringy/flaky candies. Anyone know where I can get some?!
Check out the Landscape I did for my digital arts class.
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I left my planner with Jonathan and I've just been having such a frantic week so far... and it's only the first day! I usually sit down Sunday night to look over my schedule and plan my week. I like organization... I like to have a plan and clearly see my path. Last night (which is like a Sunday since it was a holiday), I sat down to organize my week and realized that I had left my planner. Although Jonathan read me all my task this week, it's just not the same without my planner because I don't know any of my future plans. I can't even make a lunch date with Ivy because I don't know what else I'm doing.
As my CAM professor confirmed at my CRA exam today, I'm very influenced by my environment. He said that my heart is tired because nothing backs up my heart... I'm like a household plant. I had no idea what he meant. So he tried to clarify by saying that I'm an Orchid, not a wild, hearty flower. I still didn't get it, so he said that my environment heavily influences me. I thrive on ideal conditions, and that's very true. The weather especially effects my mood. The organization of my room also heavily influences me. If my room's furniture isn't right, I get all disorganized. And if my room is messy, I am disorganized. It has to be arranged just right and organized. It's good to know though that I'm so influenced by my environment because I realize that it's my environment that's causing my saddness and can fix the environment if possible (like my room), or ride it out if it's out of my control (like the weather).
I also need 12 hours of sleep for optimal performance (which I've known from experience, but today's exam also validated that), so I guess I better straighten up my room, wrap up the day and off to bed. Oh yeah, I always need to wrap up the day and prepare for the next before bed; otherwise, I can't sleep.
I also forgot to share my last collage with you all... take a look, it's "interesting". hahaha
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So last night was Jonathan's first time coming to my CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) class. We had some big shot CRA (contact reflex analysis) guy as a guest speaker. He had a slightly different approach than my own professor, so it's always nice to hear a different perspective on it. He gave some excellent tips for asthma and gout, which two students in our class had and which is pertinent to Michael (Jonathan's brother) and Johnny (Jonathan's Mother's bf).
I can't even begin to explain how cool CRA is. They basically can tell what's wrong with you by testing your reflexes using accupuncture points. In a nutshell, you hold your arm straight forward. They push down on it, or pulse on it, and basically, your arm should be able to hold up. Now they use their other arm to scan your body (fav points are your B12 and Iron points). If a certain part of your body is "hot" (if you're Asian, you've most likely heard your parents say, "don't eat that; it's hot "chi"... or more accurately, "qi"... which just translate to air, or energy). So yeah, that's basically what it is. If you're normal, there shouldn't be any "hot energy", but if something is wrong, the hot energy will transfer from that one hand to the other, thus able to push your arm down. So that's CRA in a nutshell.
Anyway, so even though I have an appointment with my professor next Tuesday for an exam, I thought it'd be neat to test with this leading guy in the field. He ran the basic test, scanning my body, and said my gall bladder needs nutrients. I told him I had this pain in my shoulder, and he said that area of my shoulder is associated with my gall bladder, so if I feed my gall bladder, that'll get well too. He's a chiropractor too, so he offered to fix my shoulder. I sat down in a chair and my head and shoulder got all wrapped up in his arms and chest. Next thing you know, "CRACK CRACK CRACK CRACK CRACK!" The class stopped what they were doing and all looked over. Then he did my other side. I could just hear all the commotion from everyone. Apparently, Jonathan said that my crackings weren't just loud, but there was also a lot of them. My professor from the otherside of the room kept calling for me, "Caroline! Caroline! How was it?!" I wasn't sure how to answer... it was my first time getting anything done from a chiropractor, so all I had to say was... "interesting". I definantly felt a lot more aligned and loosened up in the neck/shoulder area.
I just registered to take the GRE. It's going to be on the first Thursday of my winter break at 5PM. It's a 4 hour test; I won't be done till 9PM. I tend to think of myself as an eveing person, but taking a BIG exam in the eveing like that is just bizzare to me. I hope my brain will still work better in the eveing like usual. Just feels weird. I'm used to the whole "gotta sleep early to wake up early!" Instead, I'll be heading over to take an exam right before bed. It'll be dark already too. Strange.
Ooh you are a cheeky one. Full of beans - you're a joker who loves being the centre of attention. Always ready with a gag - sex is fun, something to have a laugh about. Only problem is - sometimes you don't know when to shut up and take care of your partner's needs. You also love a gossip about your antics in bed - nothing is kept from your mates. But at least you enjoy yourself - keep on swinging!
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I usually get lazy posting at the beginning of the month because that's when I have to do my archives stuff. So I got a new cell phone this weekend! I sent out a mass e-mail with my new number to whoever's email address I had on hand, so if I missed you, just let me know.
So two weeks ago, I bought this old Rangers tee at the thrift store. On the back, it had "Ryan" and the number "7" silkscreened on the back. I bought the shirt cuz it was a cute vintage tee. I show Jonathan and said, "Look, it belonged to a boy named Ryan". Jonathan responds, "You mean Nolan Ryan?" *duh*
I then wore it to my CP meeting last week. I turn around to close the door and one of my CPs ask, "Who's Ryan?" It was a guy, so I wasn't sure if he was joking. I then tell them the story about Jonathan and I and when I said, "You mean Nolan Ryan?", they all had this dumbfounded look.
I then told Jonathan about that story and he just said, "OY... I'm old!" I didn't even think about it being the age thing. I just thought it was because I didn't know anything about sports other than Basketball.