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you're drunk on your awe to me; it doesn't mean anything at all [Dec. 31st, 2008|12:58 am]
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[Current Mood |coldcold]

Sometimes I have these random, fleeting impulses that are usually suicidal or sexual in nature. It's weird. Does that happen to you?

I am also debating whether or not to keep a Livejournal. (BLASPHEMY, I know.) I don't do much on here anymore (regrettably--and mostly for lack of time during the quarter), and most of my blogging has been routed to my blogspot. Hmm. Maybe I'll work on integrating back into the wonderful (and wonderfully distracting) world of LJ.

Post-script: I have to note how intensely beautiful Neutral Milk Hotel's Oh Comely is.

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EPIPHANY [Dec. 21st, 2008|01:14 am]
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[Current Mood |accomplishedaccomplished]


The two portraits I've watercolored are both of people who've tapped Courtney Love!



Who's next?

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Polly says her back hurts; she's just as bored as me [Dec. 20th, 2008|11:14 pm]
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[Current Music |Neutral Milk Hotel - Oh Comely]

See the transformationCollapse )

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Pencillin or Peachy-Os in disguise? [Dec. 20th, 2008|11:08 pm]
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A few weeks ago, our seminar prof took us to the Art Institute of Chicago.
"Francesca" let us in through a back entrance, which made us feel pretty cool and hardcore (at least, I did).
AH AH AH, IT WAS SO COOL. We got to see their art conservation studios, labs, etc, etc. When we walked in the first room, we were met with all these sweet pieces, including an enormous Matisse painting. A lady was working on a corner of it. Another lady was carefully removing layers of varnish on another painting with some solvent. &&& they showed us a Gaugin cabinet (I didn't even know he carved!) that the museum was in the process of restoring. aaah awesome.
We also got to check out sculptures they were working on, x-rays of pieces, -lots- of lab equipment, etc, etc. SO DOPE.
In one of the rooms, there was a wall lined with tiny vials and bottles of all sort of pigments. Epic.

I'm going to miss that class. There were ~15 of us, which was really nice because we all got to know each other.
I love having small classes. My largest lecture during fall quarter was ~90 people, which was already too big for my liking. Hmm.

I love Chicago so, so, so much. It is ultimate, mosdef.

oh oh
I got my wisdom teeth out yesterday.
I am puffy-cheeked and on four medications including opiates and penicillin.
Penicillin smells EXACTLY like Peachy-Os. It tastes like them too.
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Killing timeeee. [Dec. 12th, 2008|01:18 pm]
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Finals are over, and I'm painfully bored, waiting out the last few hours before I venture to the Davis street station to catch a bus to O'Hare. I have nothing to do, so I'm blasting Semi-Charmed Life and annoying whoever else is still here.
Most people are gone already. All of my finals were within the first three days of the week, so the past two days have been laced with boredom, goodbye hugs, and movies. I'm not a movie buff, but I somehow managed to watch Trainspotting (love it), Castle in the Sky, and A Clockwork Orange all in the past 36 hours.

My roommate and I went on a campus "nature walk" yesterday. I can't resist posting a few pictures:

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Chicago was so beautiful in the distance, but no pictures can ever do the view justice.

Well, Utah, we'll be reunited soon.

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I just want time to myself, dammit! [Dec. 3rd, 2008|01:12 am]
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[Current Mood |exhaustedexhausted]

One of my issues with college life is my lack of alone time. As much as I enjoy living with friends and peers, I think I'm experiencing a sort of personal claustrophobia. I feel increasingly restrained and boxed in; it's uncomfortable. I want space spread out, physically and emotionally. I want solitude to figure myself out a little more and time to work without distractions. I want to walk around my living quarters naked just because I'm not allowed that luxury here.

I'm so ready to go home!

...In other news, I've just discovered that a typical annual dose equivalent is 2 mSv/a. A chest x-ray gives a dose equivalent of ~0.07 mSv. This means nothing to me, but it's mildly interesting that my positive TB test resulted in me aquiring 3.5% of my expected bit of background radiation for this year.
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Don't stop talking to me; I haven't been listening [Nov. 21st, 2008|11:09 pm]
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[Current Music |Circa Survive - Stop the Fuckin' Car XD]

I suck at LJing and keeping up with everything lately. I'm still getting caught up with everyone's blogs. In the meantime, I'll try to integrate back into the world of LJ with a meme from chpmunk . :)

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Academic stuff that may or may not interest you (or me, for that matter) [Nov. 20th, 2008|01:54 pm]
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I'm registering for winter quarter classes tomorrow, and my schedule looks like it's going to be:
Math 224 (integral calc)
Chem 172 (accelerated physical chem)
Anthro some number that I don't remember (Anthropology of violence)
Chinese 111-2 (accelerated Chinese 2)

And for spring quarter:
Math 230 (multivariable calc)
Chem 220 (instrumental analysis)
Chinese 111-3 (accelerated Chinese 3)
AND ROOM FOR A DISTRO. WHAT SHOULD I TAKE? I'm thinking a humanities distro.

I'm not incredibly happy with my winter quarter schedule because I have chem lab Thursday night again, which really sucks. I was debating whether or not I should stay in chemistry. I tested into orgo 212 (which turned out to be ridiculously difficult), so I can get away without taking 172, but I feel like it would further strengthen my chem base. My current chemistry class (171) ended up being more difficult than I had anticipated, but it might be because I haven't been motivated to put much work into it. It's insufferably boring. :(

I really want to take Orgo 212 next year, but I'm also pretty sure it'll kill me. It's notoriously difficult, with 4-hour labs every week in the fall, and 5-hour labs every week in the winter and spring. People go to Harvard to take orgo because it's easier to score an A there (hooray ivy league grade inflation).
Orrrr I could take Orgo 210, which is more geared for pre-med kids and slightly less difficult due to lack of fall quarter lab.
BUT Dr. Silverman teaches orgo 212.< And it's pretty damn hard to give up another opportunity to take a class from him.> OH, LIFE.

I'll probably end up re-acknowledging my disillusionment with science and end up sorely disappointing my parents by majoring in the humanities.
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Hmm. [Nov. 1st, 2008|10:30 pm]
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[Current Mood |indescribable....]

My biggest qualm with Northwestern... is that people here are so insufferably normal.



Rommie's response (and I quote): "It's because you're attracted to the most fucked up and weirdest people in the world."

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Flight 1122, SLC-->ORD [Oct. 18th, 2008|08:53 pm]
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[Current Mood |busybusy]

I haven't blogged in over a month! I won't bother trying to recount everything, but college has been amazing thus far. There's so much to do and experience here. It's so bizarre to think I'm really [finally] out of Utah. I love it here.

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Friendly rivalry. :)


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