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posted by [personal profile] mandy_croyance at 02:03am on 12/02/2009
I'd be the first to admit I'm pretty terrible with blogging. There are plenty of interesting thoughts that run through my head in the course of a day but rarely to I feel the need to indiscriminately share them with the entirety of the internet. Heck, I'm not even a fan of private journaling. I've always been one to prefer dialogues to monologues. But I'm going to try to be a little bit better about it because I really do like you guys, but just know that this is never really something that's come naturally to me.

Okay, so what have I been doing with my time since the last time I posted here? Well...


I'm finally managing to recover from the cold from HELL. No seriously, what cold comes with nausea and vomiting? Anyhow, now I have two weeks worth of school work to catch up on now and I'm dreading every moment of it. Luckily for me, next week is reading week. /o\

I spent four hours in the library yesterday and another 5 today at work (slow day) finishing up some godforsaken assignment for my Middle Eastern history class. This does not include all of the hours of preliminary research I did over the weekend. By my tutorial today where we handed it in, I basically wanted to cry.

You see, my prof decided to make our very first assignment in an introductory course an essay in which we are supposed to identify the three most important events in the past three hundred years and link them together. So basically our assignment is to a) learn the past 300 years of Middle Eastern History, b) distill which events we believe to be "important" by whatever mechanisms we can devise, and c) figure out some sort of common thread that ties at least 3 of these events together, and then and only then can we d) start doing the necessary research on them to actually write a goddamn paper.

Oh, and he only gave us ONE WEEK to write the outlines and annotated bibliographies that we will be expected to stick to or loose marks.

Fuck you too, Mr. I-expect-you-to-teach-yourself-this-entire-course-in-one-week. Fuck you with a wooden spoon.


In slightly less annoying news, Jen ([livejournal.com profile] pluginxbaby) and I are working on our big bang co-write. We are currently sitting at a piddly 1700 words. Obviously we have a long way to go but I'm still kind of excited! We've been talking about doing a co-write together for ages but a good idea had never really materialized until recently and BB is just what we needed to kick our faily asses into gear. I'm really hoping we finish this one because I really kind of love it. :D


For those of you who've never heard of them, I totally recommend checking out Ludo. I saw them last night with [livejournal.com profile] idle_graffito at the Drake Hotel and they were pretty awesome. The lead singer's on-stage antics and vocal acrobatics are positively hilarious live and their new album is pretty good. Hopefully she'll post some pictures soon. :)

We also went to this odd vegan restaurant. I can't say I'm a huge fan of vegan cuisine. I love me some vegetables, don't get me wrong. I suppose, though, that with all of the restrictions strict veganism imposes it can be really hard to come up with interesting dishes. It's all the same soups, salads, curries and tomato-sauce-based pastas. I'd love to see some more variation on these menus; I'm sure it's not impossible.


Oh, and I'm betting everyone's heard of the Chris Brown and Rihanna drama by now? Hot damn :S

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