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Monday, May 11th, 2009
7:15 pm - Two more day to go.
I have two days of finals left until I'm finally done for this semester! My math class that was supposed to be easy ended up kinda kicking my ass a little bit...but I think the final went okay and that should be enough to get me by with a decent grade. All there is left is the Japanese written final and the final for journalism...neither of which will really make me break a sweat.

Last week was my very last Japanese class, and it was a little depressing. Having a class every day for two years makes you attached to it one way or another. For next year I got into the class that's in charge of the Ivory Tower, which is the school's literary magazine that comes out once a year. I'm also taking a class on Japanese Film, which should be awesome. All those old samurai movies and anime.

After finals, my main focus will be counting down the days until our crazy roommate moves out. The four of us told her in December that by no means would we be resigning a lease with her for next year, and she totally flipped out. Since then she's been on and off offensive...leaving nasty little notes everywhere, then acting all polite when you run into each other in the hallway, then screeching on her cell phone all over the place and having her boyfriend over for days on end...even when we told her that was one of the main issues. She tried to call me a bitch via text message--yeah, text message-- and when I confronted her about not being able to say it to my face, she told me she'd be sure to say it to my face more often....but of course that hasn't happened. And probably won't. She's really not one for face to face confrontations.

So she moves out on the 1st of June, and won't that be a perfect day. Well, actually, that will be the day where the four of us sit around the kitchen table while she's trying to move out and make sure she doesn't steal things.

current mood: blah

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Saturday, January 10th, 2009
4:10 pm - Still one week left!
I can't decide if I'm excited to go back to school in a week, or if I'd like another couple weeks of break. I definitely wish I had something to break up work with. Of course I got scheduled right in the middle of the day everyday, so there's no time to do anything before or after. And all we do is shelve. It gets to the point where I can't actually see straight because I've been looking at these tiny labels with huge call numbers for hours. And there have been a few more creepers creeping around the place than usual. I got hit on by this really smelly guy right in the middle of a conversation with my boss the other day. It was awkward. Luckily (or unfortunately?) my boss thought it was hilarious.

This next semester I'm taking Japanese, Intro to Mass Communication, Intro to Fiction Writing, and Algebra. And the algebra I'm taking pass/fail. How pathetic is that? But I haven't taken any math in a couple years, and I hate it, so I'm not taking any chances. Makes me feel a little lazy though. I got through calc in high school, but I can't manage the enthusiasm to take anything even remotely difficult.

I declared my major, finally. English, baby. With a Japanese minor. SO glad that decision is over...for now...

I found out there might be an opportunity for me to go to Japan this summer for a month. Wouldn't that just make my life! I haven't gotten all the information about it yet, so obviously its still all up in the air. But it would be really cool.

current mood: bored

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Saturday, December 27th, 2008
12:14 am - Winter Break
So, the results are in, and apparently I managed to get through this semester relatively unscathed. As far as grades, at least. All A's and B's, even in biology. So kudos to me.

This Christmas was really good. I gave some pretty awesome presents, if I do say so myself. That's the best feeling, giving someone a present and having it being surprising and still exactly what they wanted. A lot of people tell me they hate how commercialized Christmas is, with all the pressure on buying a million presents for people just so corporations can make money. It's true that that happens, but there is so much fun to be had in giving the perfect gift. Of course, its not going to be any fun if you don't put any thought into the gift. So I always do, and it usually turns out pretty well.

I also got some pretty cool gifts in return. I got a bonsai tree, which I can add to the growing plant collection at our apartment. Right now we have some cactai and a baby pine tree. I also got the Imogen Heap CD I've been wanting for awhile, and have been listening to it pretty much nonstop. I'm so glad I got the CD instead of just downloading the tracks that I knew.

I would post what my New Year's resolutions are, but I don't have any. Other than the basics, I mean. Save money, get good grades, lose some weight, all that crap. Meh.

Next semester is looking decent. I've got  Intro to Mass Communication, Algebra, Intro to Fiction Writing, and Japanese, of course. I think math will be the only thorn in my side, although I did opt to take it pass/fail. I am not looking forward to how much that book is going to cost.

But for now, I'm just enjoying the break. I'll be in Minneapolis for most of it since I'm still working, but I'm definitely available to hang out whenever. So, hope everyone had a good holiday season, and good night!

current mood: cheerful

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
8:21 pm - I suppose, before the rumors start...
I figure that I should start this post off by saying that I am okay. Although the last few days have been very difficult for me, I feel I am still myself and able to go on with my life.

Now, that being said, I'll get on with what I have to say. As some of you already know, this Sunday night I was attacked by two men while walking home from work. One of them had a gun. They stole my backpack and wallet, my credit cards, keys, ID, bus pass, and many of the other things that you take for granted until you all of a sudden don't have them anymore. One of them ran off then, while the other kept me with the gun and tried to get me to do "some things." But since I would have died before I did any of that, I fought back, and was able to get away unharmed. I filed a full police report, and awhile later someone found my backpack. My cards, phone, and ID with keys were all still gone, but it was nice to get a few things back.

I've spent the past couple days just getting my shit together, canceling things and getting new ones. Everyone has been really great about helping me with stuff and being there when I need them, especially my roommates and my ever wonderful boyfriend.

I just wanted to keep you guys, the ones who don't see me as often, updated on what has happened, so no one feels left out or is surprised about anything. I am not afraid to talk about it, so if you have questions you can ask me.

current mood: okay

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Friday, November 7th, 2008
2:59 pm
I'm so glad that this week of death is almost over. I had a biology paper, a japanese composition and a buddhism take-home midterm to finish and turn in, all one after another. It didn't help that I was trying to orchestrate what I'm doing this weekend, because my sister is in town, and that I hadn't done my laundry in a couple weeks and had absolutely nothing to wear. Today I have to meet with my psychology group for a few hours so we can put together our presentation for next week. Next week is not looking much better. I have a biology test, a speech in japanese, and that presentation to give, and I haven't really started studying for any of it.

But, I DID manage to get over to the bookstore to take advantage of the sweatpants sale. Ten bucks a pair, people. And there was a line out the door. But I got those pants, you should be proud of me. I was tempted to do my christmas shopping there, and just buy everyone a pair of gray U of M sweatpants, but they sold out.( ; _ ;)

Oh, and I totally embarrassed myself at work the other day. So, I work at this library, and when I shelve, every once in a while I have to go get carts from downstairs that have books on them and bring them upstairs. I was helping my supervisor bring up these carts full of books, but when I tried to push my cart out of the elevator, it fell over. Books went everywhere. They were all over the elevator and spilling out onto the floor, and there were TONS of them. So my boss and I had to quick get all these books out from the path of the elevator door, and then off the floor, and the whole time the elevator kept going up and down floors. So every time the doors opened, there'd be some other worker staring at us while we frantically picked these books up. The worst part was, after we got all the book on the cart, I had to put them back in order by myself. But I DID NOT cry. I didn't even think about it, even though my boss kept looking at me and asking me if I was okay like she thought I might start. But I didn't. I survived without any tears. Good for me.

I'm really tired, so I think I'll try for a nap before I go off to my group meeting.

current mood: okay

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Friday, October 31st, 2008
7:07 pm - Halloween!
Today is Halloween, so of course I have a funny story. I didn't actually have any reason to dress up this year, so I didn't. But other people did. This afternoon, Elizabeth and I were sitting at Jimmy Johns, eating our subs and just looking out the window. As we were watching, this guy ran past, which wouldn't be so spectacular in and of itself except that he was being chased by Link, all decked out in green and waving his plastic sword and screaming. After they ran by Elizabeth and I just kinda sat in silence for a second, until we both decided that we had seen what we thought we saw, and then we started laughing. Good times.

Speaking of good times, public enemy number one isn't here this weekend, so the rest of us are really having a great time. We carved our little pumpkin-gourds today, and I made mine look like it's puking! It's so cute! I can't wait to light it up. And now I'll actually be able to do homework at the kitchen table tomorrow, instead of having to hole up in my bedroom or go home. Yay!

I recently found my collection of MUCC again, and have been listening to them for many hours. I really need to get the rest of the stuff from home, but I keep forgetting.

I figure Shelle and I must be getting to be good friends. Last weekend we played "When I Grow Up" by the Pussycat Dolls over and over and screamed "I wanna have boobies!" everytime it went by. I scared the crap out of her the other day when I hid in the closet and waited for her to walk in. On Wednesday she pulled my chair out from under me while we we were all sitting around the kitchen table, and yesterday she threw some of her underwear at me after doing her laundry, to which I responded by stealing said underwear and hiding it in a kitchen drawer. Yeah, things get a little crazy around her sometimes. ^_^

If Elizabeth keeps baking sweet things and making us eat them at the rate she has been now, we're all going to be elephants by christmas break. I may not leave here alive. But they're so yummy.

I'm finally playing video games again. I went through a phase the last couple months where I didn't actually have time for them, and now that I've gotten back to playing, I can't imagine how I ever stopped. I mean seriously, an hour of Final Fantasy a day keeps the doctor away. And KH Chain of Memories is coming out for the PS2! It's a dream come true!!!

Well, I suppose I should get back to more important things, like dinner. Night!

current mood: ecstatic

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Sunday, September 28th, 2008
10:45 am
Ugh, online classes are sooooo bad. Just so easy to put off till the last minute. I've got a psych test tomorrow, and I still have about ten lectures to watch. It doesn't help that our internet providers have been total assholes all month, disconnecting our internet whenever they feel like it. How am I supposed to watch lectures online when I haven't had the internet for the past week? Makes me angry.

Last night I went to Elizabeth's friend's 21st birthday party with her. It was pretty funny. I think my favorite part of the whole night was when we were just getting there and standing under their balcony, waiting for someone to toss us keys to get into the building, and no one there could find their keys. So the birthday girl herself (who'd already been smashed for a couple hours, of course) came out onto the deck and said she was going to come down and get us. Elizabeth was like "Umm, maybe you should find someone who's a little more....[sober]" And Deviney goes " No no no, there's nobody a little more anything! I'm coming to get you!" Funny stuff.

Anyway, now I have to go to work for six hours.
 

current mood: sleepy

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Monday, September 8th, 2008
8:14 pm
So, I realize I haven't posted in a ridiculously long time. But I was busy, I swear.

I finally left my job at the Northtown library, and now I'm only working at Wilson here on campus. My last paycheck at Northtown was a whopping 76$. You wish you made that much money, don't you? Don't you?

Last week I moved into a new apartment with Elizabeth and Michelle and a couple other girls, and now I have a nice place to live that also has people in it, unlike last year. Things have been pretty good so far. Save for not having the internet for a week, there haven't been any moving-in crisis' to deal with. We got a place on the top floor, right across from the laundry room. Now all I have to do is make enough money for rent every month and we'll be good.

I went to my cousin's wedding last weekend, and wow, was that interesting. Between the time they left the church and when they got to the reception, the entire wedding party had gone to a bunch of bars and gotten hammered. Except for my sister Abbey, who happens to be pregnant. With TWINS no less! But anyway, everyone was really drunk before open bar even started. As you can imagine, the speeches were pretty interesting. The best man even called the groom a "dick" during his part. So that was some great family fun.

And that's pretty much it.

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
10:22 pm
Summer! *dances*

I got my grades back, and nothing to complain about there. So I ended the school year very nicely in my opinion. Next year's schedule looks like psychology, Japanese, biology, and Buddhism.  Yes, Buddhism. Hopefully it counts toward my minor. If not, it'll be a cool class anyway.

Work is cool. I'm going to wrap up at Northtown at the end of the summer to make it an even two years there, and then go full time at Wilson. Assuming they still have work for me to do by then, which they might not. At the rate I've been chucking old books into recycling bins, they might not even have any actual books by the end of this summer. Who knows? Ooh! And I'm even making a new friend!

Jessica : 1
Solitary Confinement of the Wilson Stacks: 0

Woot!

I recently got a Nintendo DS. Zach got mom to buy him one, and of course Jake and I were jealous so we split the cost to buy one of our own. I got the newest Pokemon (you're crazy if you don't love that game).  On a side note, what do you think Nintendo is going to do when it runs out of popular gems to use as titles? Already they've used crystal, sapphire, ruby, emerald, pearl, and diamond. What next? But I digress. I also bought Animal Crossing so Zach and I could play together. The game looks lame on the outside, but I'm sure it looks even more lame when Zach and I are huddled together on the couch and running around each other's towns for fruit and dinosaur fossils. Heh.

It was my birthday last week. Thanks to everyone who commented on my facebook. I felt very warm and fuzzy when I saw how many people posted on my profile.

I got a new clarinet! *happyhappyhappy*

Anyway, good night.

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Friday, May 16th, 2008
11:52 am - All Done!
*sigh* Moving out is so depressing. Well, let me edit that, moving out of my nice dorm room to go back home is depressing. I really did like it here, even if Pioneer is a little old. I don't know, there's just something very sad about seeing my room half empty. And it was such a cool looking room.

But next year I'm moving into an apartment with Elizabeth and Michelle and a couple other friends. That will be some good times. We have a really nice kitchen! And a really nice apartment in general. 

I finished my last final yesterday, so I'm officially done with school. It was for astronomy, and it was a pretty easy test. When we first got there, our teacher had us change rooms (there were only twelve of us taking it early, so we could actually move). This one guy was hopping and skipping all the way down the stairs right behind the teacher, like we were on our way to a carnival, or some other fun thing. I kinda wanted him to trip and fall on his face. It's a test for god's sake, don't look so freakin happy.

I can't believe the school year is already over, though. I feel like I just got here! I hope the rest of my college years go by a little slower. Otherwise I'm going to be turning twenty five sometime next week.

Caitlin and I are going to Anime Central! Yah!

current mood: depressed

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Sunday, April 27th, 2008
10:01 pm - Hmm..
Apparetnyl a girl was sexually assaulted in my hall earlier today. She was walking in the guy's wing and two guys pulled her into the bathroom. That's kinda scary. Good thing I'm not in the habit of wandering around the drunk boy's rooms in the wee hours of the morning.

Somebody ripped the nametags off my door a couple days ago. Yay...anonimity? Jerks.

I think I could live driving in a car forever. Driving through the city highway, music playing, stopping to pick up food every once in awhile...that would be okay.

Ok, who went and hid the moon on me again? My astronomy project is due in 6 days...



 

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Saturday, April 26th, 2008
1:04 pm - Nothin much.
Ugh, so I was going to start this update with a cool quiz result or something, until I realized that everything on quizilla is now a bunch of shit. I don't care about finding out if "Draco Malfoy Would Ever Marry" me. Take your obsessions and go find a fricken fanfiction site, and write your 13 year old fluffy crap there. There's no need to make a "story quiz" out of it. Retards. You give a bad name  to the rest of us fanfiction writers.

Speaking of writing, I turned my fiction portfolio last week. I got it back on Thursday. My teacher said he liked everything, that it had good morals and stuff...except that he didn't get the last paragraph or so.

???

I must say, I am completely confused. Seeing as I designed the last paragraph to illustrate THE WHOLE POINT OF THE STORY, I don't see why he said it was good. How can you fully understand the idea behind my story if you don't get the last paragraph??? Did anyone else not get the last paragraph and just not tell me? I would think that would be a pretty big deal if the ending didn't make sense. Right? Hn.

But then he emailed me later that night and asked if I would read some of my work in front of the class on the last lecture. He said that my work stood out in the class. Soooo...I think he was referring to my poetry. Since he didn't "get" my fiction.

Anime Central approaches. But so do finals. And my move-out date.

I'm now working twice as much, since I got another job. I now work at Wilson library on campus, along with the job I already had at the Northtown library. I see people I know there sometimes, and it's kinda awkward, because they look at me like, "Hey, aren't you in college yet?" Which I am.

I have a renewed love of Alice Nine, especially since hearing their new single Mirror Ball. The music video is pretty cool too. It's got water, and a REALLY big disco ball. Ah, the glory of youtube.

Mah, jaa mata

current mood: he didn't get it?

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
10:34 am
Thank you guys for all your help so far on my writing project. Some of you even commented on the same things, which is kinda like the chances of lightning hitting the same spot twice. So that's cool.

But man, no one's even been close to guessing the classic novel my short story mirrors. I'm sure if I told you you would probably either smack yourselves on the forehead for not thinking of it, or you wouldn't get the connection at all. That's okay though. Just imagine Sarah and Joanne as boys, and maybe Mr. Kelley as a girl (but not truly). Joanne engages in self destructive behavior that ultimately leads to her death, and the only purpose Sarah serves is to tell the story and to be the only surviving and enlightened character to take away some grain of truth or knowledge of injustice at the end. 

Does that clear things up? ^_^;;

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Monday, April 7th, 2008
2:22 pm - Need your help...
I finally finished my short story for my portfolio, and I would really like to get some feedback on it before I submit it for my final in a couple weeks. Here's the link:

http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2500817/1/Her_Fathers_Son


That should take you right to it. Go ahead and leave your comments as a review on the site if you can. Thanks for your help.

Oh, and a cookie to anyone who can figure out which classic novel this is loosely fit to.

current mood: accomplished

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
5:42 pm - Ah ha ha, that kinda snuck up on me.

Uhhh, so I guess it's time to register for classes next week. I kinda forgot about that. I mean, I had nothing planned for next fall, not even an idea, till about ten minutes ago when I scrammbled to look at my requirements. Oops. I think I also have to make an appointment with my counselor. What are the chances that she has openings a week before registration? Hmph.

As of a couple minutes ago, I have a tenative set of classes picked. I'm taking japanese for sure, and biology. For a social science, I'm looking at psychology. And for the citizen theme requirement, maybe the class on the trials of Asian immigrants in America? That sounds up my alley, I think.

On another note, I got a new Goo Goo Dolls cd. It's the Let Love In one. It's FANTASTIC. I wish they were having another concert here, but seeing as I just saw them at the state fair in August, I doubt they're coming back so soon. I think they are my favorite American band. My favorite Japanese band is MUCC, or The Seatbelts, I can't decide. The Seatbelts are the ones lead by Yoko Kanno, who does the music for Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Escaflowne, Wolf's Rain, and a shitload of other animes. She's great. 

I've changed my myspace profile around about eight or nine times in the past ten hours. And one of those changes included adding ONE WINGED ANGEL METAL VERSION from FFVII Advent Children to my music player!! (That's Sephiroth's theme, for those of you not familiar with the soundtrack) Go check it out, its cool!!!!

And also, sometime in the next day I'm going to be uploading my short fiction story from my creative writing portfolio onto my fictionpress account. I would appreciate any feedback on the story, as I'd like to improve it before turning it in for the final assessment.

http://www.fictionpress.com/~solitaryvioletlemon

That's the address it'll be at sometime tomorrow. It'll be the one that's not a poem. I'll let you know what the title is later.




current mood: rushed

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008
10:41 pm - Eh, nothing much.
Finally back at school again. It's so nice. Can someone remind me why I bothered to spend my spring break somewhere that was not here? Oh yeah, the funeral. Don't get me wrong, my great grandfather was a respect-inspiring man who did many amazing things, and I don't regret being there for it, but man, my family has really got to shave off a little bit of the time we take to do things. The funeral in-church was two hours long. Another forty-five minutes at the cemetary. Another hour for the after-funeral luncheon. Seven hours in the car up to Gregory, South Dakota, and another seven hours to get back home. It wouldn't have been bad, but it was a lot of standing for hours, then sitting for hours. Not a lot of middle ground. I guess it was just hard for me because I didn't know my great grandpa much, at least not enough to cry or feel sad over his death, but it seemed like everyone else did. It's strange to watch your dad and aunts and uncles and grandma cry about something that you don't really share with them.

But the cemetary he was buried in was the same one my grandpa Royce was buried in, so we visited his grave too. I did cry a little, then. But all my cousins were, too, so I didn't feel awkward. A couple of you probably know which grandpa I'm talking about- he was the one that died during my birthday party several years ago. I probably didn't say it at the time, but it was much easier to get through that because you guys were there that night. So thanks.

But the rest of break? I was at my house. It was okay, because my parents and brothers weren't there. For most of it, anyways. They were at a hotel/waterpark/casino place up north taking a vacation. I didn't go, because I wanted some of my break to myself. It was a good idea. But I should have just come back here, instead of staying there. Because the second they came home, I wanted them to leave again. (That kinda makes me a bad person...)

But school is tomorrow, and that's fun. I really really really like my classes. Even my science class isn't so bad. And japanese is GREAT. Difficult as hell, but totally worth it. Not like calculus. That was difficult as hell, and didn't do a thing for me. And I finally started writing something other than poetry this week. It's been awhile since I wrote something with...paragraphs...that wasn't a paper, anyway.

Oh, and I love MUCC. I just decided that last week. Apparently I missed them in concert last month. They were around somewhere. But I missed it, because I didn't know that I loved them yet. But they'll be touring again, someday.

current mood: thoughtful

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Saturday, March 15th, 2008
3:22 pm
My great grandpa died yesterday. He was 100 years old. I didn't know him well, and he's been very sick for the last few years, so it doesn't really come as a shock to me. But the man was 100...holy crap...he lived for a century. That's really amazing, to me at least.

Hope everybody is enjoying their spring break, anyways.

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
10:22 am - I can't believe this...
So, I got a call at about 5pm yesterday from my dad, who was practically on the brink of a heart attack. He said that the Coon Rapids Scholarship association had just called to inform me that since I missed the deadline to return my papers, I would no longer be able to recieve my scholarship.

I called the guy up to see what the hell he was talking about, and he told me that the postage date on my envelope was Feb 15, and the deadline was Jan 31st.

Ha, that's REALLY funny, seeing as how the letter was put into a mailbox on Jan 23rd!!! There is NO way that the post office took three weeks to find a letter that was going from Coon Rapids to Coon Rapids. It didn't even change zipcodes!!!! The guy was pretty nice about it and said he would take it to the post office and see if they could find out anything. But he kept saying things like "Gee, that's a lot of money, you know," as if I wasn't aware that 1000$ is a lot of money. IT'S A LOT OF MONEY!

But if he can't find out anything from the post office, then I have to wait until April to write a letter to the association to see if they would reconsider. April is a long way away. And I really wanted to use this money to by a computer, and pay off the rest of this year's tuition. It feels so unfair, and it was all out of my hands. And of course, he couldn't have called me first. He had to call my parents and let them know about it. If this scholarship falls through, my dad will never let it go. I will never hear the end of it. I can't get him off my back as it is...

But anyways, for you seniors who are applying for this scholarship soon, remember to give your mail a nice month of cushion time, just in case the mail ninjas steal your letter out of the mail box (or whatever happens to mail when it "disappears.")

current mood: depressed

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Thursday, February 7th, 2008
12:55 pm
I think I've been elected to cosplay at Anime Detour this yeat at MOA. I found out that my friend Emma is going, and she and her friends are cosplaying as characters from Le Chevalier D'Eon. It's an anime about the French revolution, about the first well-known transvestite, D'eon de Beaumont, who used to dress up as a woman to spy for the king and queen. But the anime twists the story, and instead of just dressing as a woman, its the soul of his dead sister that possesses him whenever he's around the people that murdered her. Emma and her friends are dressing up as the sidekicks Robin and Durand, but they need someone to play D'eon. So I'm going to be him/her. I can't decide whether I want to dress up as him when he's himself, or when he is his sister, because she's got a pretty wicked looking dress. Either way, its a good thing that Anime Detour isn't until April, because I have no idea how we're gonna find the outfits.  Anyway, I haven't watched the anime yet, but it looks interesting. 

Oh, and in Japanese we're finally learning short-form. So I can finally understand what people are actually saying! (Because no one talks formally, unless you're talking to your teacher).

And also, there's a scene in Hana Kimi where the girl is inexplicably wearing a Minnesota Wild t-shirt...?

current mood: hungry

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Friday, February 1st, 2008
4:09 pm - Let's just not think about money....
Today I finally went in for a first step meeting for studying abroad. I've been kinda putting it off and forgetting about it, mostly because I don't know when I want to fit it in, and I don't know how I'm going to pay for it. And the meetings are on west bank. That's a long walk from my cozy room in Pioneer. But I finally decided I would get off my ass and go over there today.

I had two hours to kill after Japanese today before the meeting, so I went to a cafe in Dinkytown where I've been wanting to go for some time, but again, was just too lazy to go. It's really cool. It's in the Dinkydome, so the windows face out onto the campus, and it's in a really closed off part of the building. So there was a lot of privacy, and also a lot of quiet, but not the unnerving quiet where you're afraid to make any noise. And the whole room is painted bright blue. It's fantastic. Very good for working up a creative flow. I hammered out a good five or six pages of decent poetry in that short period of time. 

The study abroad meeting itself was pretty much what I had already heard before, so that was kinda boring. And when I met with a counselor about an hour later, she didn't have a lot of information to give me about the program I wanted. She just gave me a business card of someone else who could answer my questions. At least she was really nice about it. But I hope that's not what this whole is going to be, just back and forth betwen a lot of people who can't answer my questions.

I'm looking at going to Sophia University in Tokyo for a semester about a year and a half from now. It's pretty spendy though, so that makes me nervous. I don't want my parents to see the bill and put a kabosh on it before I even have a chance to apply for scholarships. It's about 13000 just for a semester, which is almost twice as much as the U is right now. But maybe if I do a homestay, it'll go down significantly.

I guess right now it's all up in the air. But I really really want to go. So I'll find a way to make it happen.

current mood: contemplative

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