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Can we go back to 2001 when Buffy had just risen from the dead (again) and she and Spike were getting it on and all was right with the world? Pretty please? I watched some Buffy on DVD today.... Bad idea. It made me miss my favorite show even more. It made me want to finally finish my Buffy DVD collection. It made me really really sad. But it also made me really really glad that I was lucky enough to recognize what a fantastic show it was. There are people in this world that will never know the joy of Buffy/Angel angst, Willow dorkiness, and Giles' Britishey-ness. I feel sad for those people. I feel that it is my duty to educate as many people as possible.

I know I'm crazy. And isn't that the first step?

Current Mood: nostalgic nostalgic

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I'm sitting in the library again in almost the exact same location as Tuesday.  I'm one computer down.  I'm getting used to the library. 

So, there was this Art History test the other week.  I studied my ass off for that thing.  I'm glad I did.  I made a 98.  I think that's the highest grade I've made in college on a "real" test.  It was nice to feel like my studying paid off for once.  Also, I'm fairly sure that I have superb test-taking skills.  I didn't study at all for my World History test last week.... and I barely went to class.  And I didn't fail.  I by no means made anything even resembling a 98, but I didn't fail.  I owe it all to logic and really excellent bullshitting.  I've noticed how I'm pretty good at the bullshitting on tests that I haven't studied for.  I got skillz. (Yes, with a "z")

I spent the majority of the afternoon with Lydia.  That was nice.... really nice.  I love living in the Marvin House, but I miss Lydia.  We went out to eat and then went "Wal-Marting."  Fun was had. 

I hate this weird period of time between World History and Photography.  It's almost 2 hours and I don't have anything to do except come to the library and either read, study, or type.  I guess I'm in a typey mood. 

I didn't sleep very well last night.  I guess I got somewhere around 2-3 hours of sleep.  I woke up at 4am and couldn't go back to sleep.... so I borrowed Callie's dvd's of the first season of House.  It's a good show... I watched the first 4 episodes. 

I think I'm going to go read.... or maybe go to the darkroom for a little while. 

Song for today:
John Mayer's Slow Dancing in a Burning Room....this song is BEAUTIFUL.  How can Callie always tell when I'm going to love a song?

It's not a silly little moment
It's not the storm before the calm
This is the deep and dying breath of
This love we've been working on

Can't seem to hold you like I want to
So I can feel you in my arms
Nobody's gonna come and save you
We pulled too many false alarms

We're going down
And you can see it too
We're going down
And you know that we're doomed
My dear, we're slow dancing in a burning room

Current Location: Henderson Library
Current Mood: calm calm
Current Music: John Mayer

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I'm sitting here, in the brand-spanking new addition to our beloved Zach S. Henderson Library. 
(If everything is so bright and shiny and new, then why is the mouse I'm using freaking out? Oh, right... nobody thinks about cleaning the ball except for crazy people.  Way to go, Katie.)
So, the library.  It's very shiny.  Very modern.  The walls are a strange color of teal.  And the carpet is Georgia Southern Blue.  The windows are huge.  And clean.  I'm sitting here, right now, and I can see out of the window behind the monitor.  I see a big hole where they've dug up all around the addition, and a blue port-a-potty that's kind of leaning to one side.  I'm sitting where the Blue Building used to be.  Does anybody even remember that building?  Will anybody remember what the old part of the library looked like in a week?  I will.  I loved going there.  This building, this foreign body on our lovely campus, is new and pretty, but I still loved the old part.  I loved going up to the third floor and sitting in the oversized section with the photography books and getting lost in them.  I loved the bathroom on the third floor.  I took pictures of Callie in there last year.  I'm going to miss the crazy hot pink bathroom.  I loved the fourth floor this summer.  It was deserted and empty except for this guy that always came up at the same time each day in his shirt and tie and with an old green hardback and a can of diet coke. 
The bottom line is that the new part of the library is pretty.  It's great.  Really, it is.  But I'd kind of gotted attached to the old part.  I'm gonna miss it.  Poor old Zach. 

My Holga came yesterday.  I don't have film for it.  I didn't even think about film, I was so excited about the camera.  I ordered 10 rolls of film for it last night.  So, that's exciting.  I also ordered some other stuff that I don't even need.  But I wanted it and that's truly what matters. 

Speaking of last night.  There was more roommate fun at the Marvin house.  We pulled my mattress into Kristen's room and the four of us (Me, Callie, Kristen and Christie) all slept in Kristen's room.  Me and Callie on my bed, Kristen in hers, and Christie on the futon.  It was like a sleepover, except we all actually live there.  Great fun was had, nonetheless.

Okay, that's all.  I'm tired of typing.  And I'm sure the girl at the computer next to me is tired of it, too. 

PS.... Everybody on the planet needs to know this song.  It's just so freaking good.

And all I do is miss you, and the way we used to be
All do is keep the beat and bad company
All I do is kiss you, through the bars of a rhyme
Juliet I’d do the stars with you any time

Juliet when we made love you used to cry
You said I love you like the stars above, I’ll love you till I die
There’s a place for us, you know the movie song
When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet ?
(Dire Straits "Romeo and Juliet)

Current Location: Henderson Library
Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: Dire Straits "Romeo and Juliet"

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I just ordered a Holga. No. It's not what you're thinking. I didn't just order some big fat lady with a viking helment from the internet. A Holga is a camera. It's a cheap plastic camera. It's cool, though. I'm kinda excited about it.

See the difference:


Other Holga:

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get ready to take a test I kind of forgot about. Yay.

Current Mood: awake awake
Current Music: John Mayer "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room"

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I made this pin for 3-D Design in Metals. This is done in brass and is about 2"x4."


The original I worked from.
David Bowie Pin

I made this in my 3-Dimensional Design in Metals Class. This is David Bowie in brass.
David Bowie Pin

Current Mood: artistic artistic
Current Music: Don McLean- American Pie

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Right now, in this moment, I feel a complete inability to be creative. I took out my camera last night and held it. That’s all. I just held it and stared at it, and wished that it would somehow point itself at the pictures. I know that there are thousands upon thousands of pictures waiting inside me to get out, but right now, in this moment, I can’t feel them.

Current Mood: blah blah
Current Music: Counting Crows

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Sometimes, people are exactly what they seem. What you see is what you get. I like that. No bullshit. But sometimes, even people you've known for a long time have a side to them that you had no clue about. Sometimes, a person can be completely different from what you've always thought.
People are always suprising me.

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative
Current Music: Ryan Adams

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In the first episode of Alton Brown's new series on Food Network, Feasting of Asplalt, he stops in WASHINGTON, Ga to visit The Biscuit Place. How cool is that?

Here's a picture of Alton Brown with Phil Tanner on the practice field behind the high school.

Did I mention how much I love Alton Brown?

Current Mood: ecstatic ecstatic

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One of these days, I'm going to get back to my old ways. (That sounds like a song lyric, but it's not.) Really, one day, I will start updating this thing like I used to. I don't want to abandon it.

So, here's a quick update, just so that LJ knows that I still love it.

I am settled into the Marvin house. There is nobody here right now but me. There won’t be anybody here for a week or so. I like to think of this time alone in the house as "get to know you" time. This is time for me to get to know the house, its smells, its noises, and all its little idiosyncrasies. Including the mice. Oh yes, we have mice. At least one very active mouse. I’ve seen him three times now, and he’s scared me shitless all three times. But tonight, I think his number’s finally up. Chris helped me set traps, baited with peanut butter. After a whole day of waiting, I finally heard one of the traps pop. Since I’m scared of mice, dead or alive, I don’t want to get too good of a look, but I know that the trap isn’t where we set it. I kind of peeked around the corner and saw that it wasn’t there…. I think the mouse must have moved it under the chair as it got him. Chris will have to investigate tomorrow. Also, we have had our first major disaster in the house… and when I say “we,” I mean “me.” The most essential electricity powered device went out this week. The air conditioner. And let me tell you, this is Statesboro in July. The heat index today got up to 132. Luckily, It was fixed in two days. In the meantime, I realized how wonderful it is that Lydia has an apartment right across town. I stayed there for two nights while it was an oven in the house. So, what have we learned? Old college houses have many problems. And many critters. And are scary to be in alone. I miss roommates. L

My Mom is almost completely moved into her new house. We have had even more adventures with that. We’ve had to hook up water pipes, move furniture, buy countless things at Wal-Mart and Lowe’s, and I had to sleep on an air mattress for 3 days. This is all over now. We are in the house and everything is working. All the appliances are there (including a new washer and dryer). We have furniture (including a whole new set of living room furniture). The water is clear instead of brown, And the dog has finally realized that it’s home. Except for the fact that she won’t poop outside. Grr. Anyway, it’s quite nice. The phone and satellite will be hooked up sometime next week and that will make being there a little less isolated. Yay for new houses.

I think that’s about it. The Marvin house is great. Mama’s new house is great. I have no life other than moving. I am actually looking forward to class just to have somewhere to go and people to talk to. Statesboro is lonely in the summer.

That’s all.

Current Mood: tired tired

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