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14 November 2006 @ 08:08 pm
Why hello sexy....  
It's been way too long.  More than a week, I think.  But now there's a quiet house and a brain fuzzed from homework, so there'll be snippets....

I bought a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita from the most handsome monk I've ever seen on Wednesday.  And yes, I know, he was sent out because he was pretty, adorable, had the sweetest most sincere eyes, and quite the charming smile.  And yes, I know, there's something slightly wrong with oggling a monk.  But I'm not DEAD!  And he was pretty.  I am a sucker for the shaved head.  And going to hell, but I don't mind that so much.

Research has been absolutely crappy - I can't find a copy of Ougon no Hou anywhere (it's also called The Golden Laws, and it's the movie version i'm looking for, not the book *shakes fist at interlibrary loan for misunderstanding that*).  This absolutely sucks rotten tomatoes because I'm supposed to be structuring my entire research paper around it.  I don't know what to do.  I think I'm going to have to fess up to the prof that I don't have a copy and ask her to help me find it.  Anyone know an archive of totally obscure Japanese movies they can send me to?  And yep, we're talking obscure here.

The next exciting fiasco was today when I finally got a hold of the translation of Riike's "Machine" and discovered, contrary to what I'd talked about with my prof, that it's not at all about the modern body, but instead about someone going mad from modern processes.  Which is great and all, but I'd been doing my research from the perspective that I could use it and Tetsuo Iron Man and talk about how the cyberpunk body is constructed in this super threatening way ... so that means I'm scrapping the 15 or so articles I found last night and the couple of hours of research, and instead going to have to focus on the mental breakdown of man.  Which is ok, except that I feel a bit like I'm cheating since I've already taken the madness class ... sigh. 

I'm getting a B in Japanese!!  Thank the gods and stars and the nonstop study schedule because it's actually working... marginally.  I got a 78% on my last test (that was up from the 72% or so of the previous) and what with my quiz scores actually getting back into the A-range I might be able to turn this semester around before it bites me in the ass.  But it means no letting up, no breathing, no shirking!  So tonight I'll be doing flashcards again.  The only fabulous part about this semester is the group project is finally something I can contribute actual skills to - we're doing a little newspaper type thing on cooking, so I put together some lovely graphics and did a simple but pretty layout with lots of lovely images and a gigantic word search and we turn it in tomorrow.  One more project done.

The ones that are left though?  The boss's website is dragging on and on and on and on... partially because of hosting glitches we knew we'd have but still it just seems like it's never fucking ending.  I need to be DONE but still there's always just *one more thing* that crops up at least once a day.  Perhaps, soon, that can be another checkmark on the list of my life though.

That's not even the half of it though - last week the kitten decided she wasn't going to eat and so stopped for ... oh.... three days.  We tried everything - tuna, bacon, nutrical (high-protein kitty food), kitten treats, milk - you name it, we tried it.  FINALLY last Friday she started to come around enough for us to breathe a small sigh of relief.  My darling took her into the vet where they told him that she was dehydrated (No DUH!?!) and that no other tests seemed to indicate anything else.  We have the cat with the mystery illness that just makes her get thinner and not feel good.  But she's getting back to normal, slowly, and hopefully she'll put some weight on before Thanksgiving so Ryan won't accuse us of mistreating her.  Trust me, she's not being anything but pampered, since she's still getting tuna mixed in with her wet food just to make sure she eats something!

I finally got into college!!  YAY!  They sent me the official notification that I was accepted to the Master's program at UT.  Thank fucking god.  Not that I was totally worried, but it just seems like if there's something to administratively fuck up, it will happen.  It wasn't that different at Santa Cruz.  I always say that the one thing you should learn in college is to have patience with an administration that, although they're supposed to be there for you, really isn't going to care unless you do.

GAH.  I think that's enough for now.  I'm sure I'm forgetting half of the things I want to say, and I know I'm less than amusing with this bland recitation crap anyway.  I'm just glad I had the motivation and the inclination and submitted to the temptation to post!
 
 
 
Mireillemireille719 on November 14th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
I finally got into college!! YAY!

Given how much work you've been putting in, that's a relief. *hugs*
my monkied brain: giles - I'm so happy I could Grinkatekat1010 on November 16th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
Thanks lady! It is indeed! (course this means i'm going to have to keep working, but ... lol. this is totally what i signed up for, i think)
vettiebeanvettiebean on November 14th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
Hello, hello!
Congrats on the wonderful news, sweetie! If I can get some extra tickets, would you and Neil be up for some Texas BBQ Cook-off action this coming weekend? There should be some spare tickets from my agency, and... well, it's free. lol. :)
my monkied brain: x/c - *snuggle*katekat1010 on November 16th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
Re: Hello, hello!
Hi cutest girl!!! Thank you!!

And we'd totally be down - but it depends - what are the details? will you give us a call on the home phone or am i getting back to you too late? my cell has officially died (it won't even charge any more) so try Neil's or home? Cuz you know us and food!

speaking of which, did you get my message about doing dinner sometime?
Lostgirllostgirlslair on November 14th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
::hugs you lots:: That so sucks about your paper! I think you had a very cool concept with the cyberpunk body. Couldn't you have used . . . Crap, what was the name of that story. The human cattle one . . . ::shakes head:: Sorry, not coming. It had an 'm'. You know what I"m talking about! ::laughs::

I'm glad to hear poor Felix is eating again! Poor darling. ::virtuall scritches her::

::more hugs::
my monkied brain: willow - wickedkatekat1010 on November 15th, 2006 12:03 am (UTC)
*snuggles you* I know the one you're talking about - and sadly, no, apparantly it's only been published in japan and i can't get a hold of a copy of it in time. *kicks the mail* *snuggles you for remembering about my silly paper ideas though*

and yeah, we're glad too - I think i finally stopped hovering over her when she goes to the food bowl to make sure she ate something.

*massive hugs to you darling*
Lostgirllostgirlslair on November 15th, 2006 12:54 am (UTC)
Well that does suck! One would think that, in this day and age, it would be a bit easier to get a hold of those kinds of things! I didn't think it was silly! ::laughs::

*G* Maybe the lack of hovering will contribute to the better eating. ::nods:: Well, at least mine don't like to actually do *anything* when I'm looking at them. ;-)

::massive hugs right back at you, sweetie::