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Debbi, aka Flaming Alaska
08 April 2009 @ 12:56 am
there is a distinct possibility that I may have gotten into USC, and its really freaking me out.

I'm not used to having options.
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Debbi, aka Flaming Alaska
07 April 2009 @ 09:51 pm
You would think that with the world economy going down the shitter, banks would be nicer to people trying to get money from them.  It implies trust.  But nooooo, they have to be all unhelpful and mean.  poopieheads.

Am applying for student loans, fyi.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: chan is in the shower
Debbi, aka Flaming Alaska
01 April 2009 @ 01:02 am
I just finished reading A Very Long Engagement, and while its a truly fantastic book, and I really am impressed by the plotting and the characterizations, and seriously it was awesome, I do rather feel like I've been emotional fucked with for 327 pages.  Just a bit.  

On the up side for today, I finished a rough draft of my ten page paper on diversification in the Botswanan economy, and it was a lot easier than I was expecting.  I feel quite proud of myself, until I remember what an awfully rough draft it is, and then I feel like groaning again, because I'll have to revise the shit out of it tomorrow.  Still, a first draft is decidedly better than nothing.

Monday was the day of movies, as it turned out, because I had to go straight from my regularly scheduled Chinese film of depressingness (Yellow Earth this week) to an African film of way more depressingness (Blood Diamond).  While I am generally in favor of films that show situations with unflinching honesty, and movies that offer no easy solution to difficult political problems, and though I can readily admit that it was one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life, I have no desire to see Blood Diamond again.  Really.  Ever.  I had nightmares.  I never have nightmares.  On top of it all, too, I have to read Ismael Beah's Memoirs of a Child Soldier by Tuesday, so I am foreseeing a lot of ice cream and crankiness this weekend.  

At least the contra-prom on Friday will serve as a good distraction.  Lots of pretty dresses, pretty dancing, and pretty guy that I really like dancing with and would totally hit on if I weren't graduating in less than two months (and isn't that a fucking scary thought?).  At any rate, I'm really looking forward to telling Brendan (nice dancing dude) about my plans for next year, since last time I talked to him I didn't have any was really freaked out about that.  At least now I can say I know something, where I'll be, what I'll be doing, etc.  Sadly, I doubt I'll ever see him again after May, but it's nice to hope.

Also, I have a crush on a friend of Kate's that I met while I was in New York last week, and doesn't that just make me feel creepy?  Because seriously, I hung out with him twice.  And while it did only take Wex and I two sessions to realize that we were way too awesome not to be best friends, I don't think it works that way with smarmy New Yorkers who go to college in freaking Minnesota and are a year behind me anyways.  Hmmph.  He was really cool, too.

Oh well.

This post has certainly gone on quite a bit longer than I had anticipated, but that's okay, I guess.  It's good for me to actually update this thing with facts every once in a while.  To recap then, I have inappropriate crushes on a guy from contra dance, a guy from New York, and Dean Winchester.  I also am still worried about the future, but when I don't think about it directly, it doesn't bother me too much, and I have consumed some pretty good media in the past few days.  I think that's it.  Cool.

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: nothing, for once
Debbi, aka Flaming Alaska
27 March 2009 @ 04:51 pm
I love Kate's apartment.  It is heavenly.  Plus the weather today was lovely and we got to walk down to Central Park, got some super awesome hot dogs, and sat on the rocks and people-watched.  Bliss. 

There were these three little boys and their mothers there, and Kate and I just sat and watched them and made up stories about what they'll be like when they're in their twenties, because those little boys are so totally still going to be friends.  Now we're trying to see if it would work for a tv show.  Just for the hell of it. 

So now we're all curled up on Kate's couch and the three of us are watching Leverage (Chan and I just got her into it), and eating Ben and Jerry's.  Tonight we're going out to dinner with her parents.  I am so very much not looking forward to going back to school.  Where there's work and homework and some heavy duty financial forms to fill out.  Blech.

But for now, I'm going to enjoy the bliss.
Current Location: NYC
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Leverage, "The Juror #6 Job"
Debbi, aka Flaming Alaska
23 March 2009 @ 11:47 pm
It's official, I now agree with my therapist.  It was time for me to stop seeing her.  I can say this because I believe that I have now found a way to monitor my emotional health.  See, dad got mad tonight, and instead of getting all worried and upset and thinking it was all my fault, I got annoyed.  Actually, if you want to be technical, I got pissed.  I seem to have made the jump to functional person now, because when my father freaks out because I "sprung" a conversation about grad school loans and how to apply for one on him, he freaked out and I didn't.  I even managed to hold a perfectly rational side of a conversation with him when he was yelling.  I feel very proud.  I will be treating myself to ice cream tomorrow for this.

In other news, never stick something with a hook on the end up your vagina, even if it seems like a really funny idea at the time.

Also, my skin has a fungus.  I didn't know it worked like that.  All in all, I'm over the flu and tomorrow I will be in New York City for some seriously fun times.  And my dad can stuff it.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: The Skyline Firedancer Suite
Debbi, aka Flaming Alaska
19 March 2009 @ 01:43 pm
it is now a full seven days since I started feeling sick and I am still quarantined to the couch surrounded by a basin, many used tissues, echinacea, tylenol, cough syrup and various other being sick things.  I have also reached the point of being sick where I am just terminally bored.  nothing is interesting, because I've been in bed all week and I could be outside enjoying the freakishly warm weather, but nooooo....  if I didn't think Chan was even worse off than I am, I would strangle her for getting me so sick.

my fever came back yesterday.  win.  also, I am very hungry as the only thing I have eaten today is some fruity pebbles, which I then proceeded to throw back up.  now I'm not allowed to eat anything.  hate world.  hate flu.  seriously dislike Chan.  hate Chan's immune system.

so, if anyone was wondering where I am, I am on my couch and you probably shouldn't come very close cause I might cough on you.  a vague disclaimer is nobody's friend.
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: BBC Global News
Debbi, aka Flaming Alaska
07 March 2009 @ 07:59 pm
Title: Tactical Failure
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Characters: Reid, Morgan, Rossi
Genre: Crack!fic
Prompts: "I'm not showing those guys any more mercy"/"You're unconscious.", UR MOMS FACE

wherein Rossi loves lolcats, Reid can't act and Morgan breaks a vaseCollapse )
Current Mood: amusedamused
Debbi, aka Flaming Alaska
07 March 2009 @ 01:03 am
I've been all torn up for the last few days, trying to find out if I got into grad school or not. 

as it turns out, I did.

so, I guess I'm going to grad school and now I have to figure out all the rest of that life stuff.  wow.

I think I'm really happy about this, but I don't think it's sunk in.

also, Watchmen was great.
Current Mood: draineddrained
Current Music: MMAS, season one
Debbi, aka Flaming Alaska
04 March 2009 @ 01:42 pm
as it turns out, I get pterodactyls and velociraptors confused.  whoops.  which led to an emergency movie session where I was forced to sit through Jurassic Park and have people yell every time there were velociraptors on screen.  except those weren't actually velociraptors, they were Utah raptors.  I now know the difference way too well.

in other news, it's been a month since I should have heard from grad school.  poopieheads.  I have, in the interrum, written another fifty pages of the unspecified dinosaur story, not cut or dyed my hair, and discovered that videostic actually has bollywood movies on it.  seriously.  I'm going to marry that site, and our children will be half-human, half-internets.  and adorable.

oh, and I developed a highly inappropriate crush on some guy from my contra dance group.  I'm retarded.

I have no idea what the fuck I'm doing next year, but I bet it will be fantastic!

(I also discovered that I really like falafel.  the upsides to living with vegans...)

on a completely different note, the other day at lunch we decided that in a battle of the fandoms,

Gandalf would kick Dumbledore's ass

Sylar would rip off Voldemort's arm and giggle while he did it

and Buffy would pwn pretty much anyone from the HP universe.  actually, we mostly just discovered that the Potterverse is pretty weak, compartively.  making everyone else superstrong and awesome.

still haven't married Dean Winchester.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Love You Anyway, Boyzone
Debbi, aka Flaming Alaska
03 February 2009 @ 09:06 pm
I really need to stop taking Kyla's advice on where my plot should go.  I mean, one simple question, and the next thing I know, I'm writing first person perspective of velociraptor bones.  I find this understandably problematic.

the worst part is definitely the fact that she solved my problem.  grrr.

off to write more scary velociraptor pov!
Current Location: 100 CHR
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Shakira. I know.