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spinder

:: 2012 7 November :: 2.25am

Ergo,
(a week ago)
1. Hurricane sandy was sent by god, because of the homo-gays.

(just now)
2. Obama only won because of hurricane sandy.


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spinder

:: 2012 29 October :: 8.15pm

159v 154q or 590v 690q
If I wanted to get into a good program in the humanities my GRE score would be awesome.

On the other hand a 690 is like the bare minimum for anything I actually want to do in the sciences. Although for biology they might focus on the high verbal scores to offset the lower quant. scores.

They say a GRE score is not important if you have lots of other crap to balance it out. But then, my GPA is average (3.1) and I can only think of 1 person to even ask for a letter.

That being said, I've never really considered getting a degree in the humanities. I imagine I could get into anything that doesn't have a strict connection to undergrad crap.

I'm supposed to be a mad scientist, that was my dam calling.
I suppose I can just be an alcoholic.

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spinder

:: 2012 21 October :: 6.33pm

For being a college town this place seems very desolate most of the time.
In the past summer break always started to get very very old near the end. So much that I generally ended up waiting for school to start.

Summer break ended like 7 weeks ago, and I'm still stuck waiting to leave this god forsaken place and find purpose in life.

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m&ms487

:: 2012 14 September :: 6.49pm
:: Mood: sick
:: Music: Fun: Walking the Dog

I survived getting sick from my students/colleagues until the end of week three. I'll take it.

I'm getting back in the groove. Things seem more like a clusterfuck, but they seem easier.

I'm taking Old English this semester, for no other reason than it's a degree requirement for a linguistics credit. I'd rather take French. With that being said, apparently two hellish years of French have really beefed up my language skills, and it's going quite easily. Perhaps I'll be one of those people who knows like five (useful) languages eventually.

Thesis. Blech. I don't want to talk about it.

Teaching is going well. I get their first drafts of their first paper by Monday at midnight. We're having fun in class, and they're all really good kids. I expect at least a quarter of them will fail the first draft, but the good thing for them about English is that we offer revisions. Lots and lots of revisions.

Other things are going well, but clouding the periphery--union stuff, graduate literary journal, other groups, non-profit work, academic senate/the eboard for that, too, and now I'm enrolled in a teaching academy through the university (only about 15 people university-wide were selected in total).

PhD applications in a few months.

I guess I should go parse some Old English or grade some papers. What else is there to do while being sick on a Friday night?

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spinder

:: 2012 26 August :: 5.07am

I really honestly wish I would have been checking out my hair in the mirror or daydreaming or fiddling with the radio for the 1/10th of a second it would have taken to run that idiotic drunken fuck over.

Then I could just smile at this everyday drunk fuck fratboy bullshit and smile to myself. "I win drunk frat boys. I win".

As it is, it makes me want to strangle one of them at random.

------

Jesus, their still drunk. Its been like five days?

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m&ms487

:: 2012 17 August :: 8.48am
:: Mood: contemplative
:: Music: Fun: Carry On

School starts again in about a week. I'm able to get in my office on Monday (hopefully). I just had a student email me about the syllabus for class. I don't have it done. Prep week doesn't even start until next week, and I don't even officially get paid for my work until the week after that.

Lots of things going on. I'm the president of the Graduate Student Union this year. I'm on staff of our creative writing publication. I'm teaching, taking classes, writing my thesis, and on the board of a non-profit. I'm also probably doing a innovative teaching academy program, and applying to PhD programs. Of course, all of these things are unpaid, and when it's all said and done, I make less than minimum wage. Oh, the joys of higher education.

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spinder

:: 2012 11 August :: 4.16pm

Birthers make me angry, apparently.

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spinder

:: 2012 8 August :: 12.54am

Netflix is going to destroy me for about 1 month.

Well... exactly 1 month anyway.

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spinder

:: 2012 5 August :: 10.08pm

Its.... nice outside?

When did summer start winding down? Its not supposed to do that for like, a year or two.

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spinder

:: 2012 2 August :: 12.22am

I think the biggest lesson I've learned with dieting so far is to just give up on making healthy shit taste good. For the most part it either already tastes good (fruits, meats, nuts) or you can make it taste slightly better with way to much effort (vegtables). Inevitable making it taste good usually makes it unhealthy anyway.

Extra processing time just makes it a pain in the ass to be on a diet. At the same time you'll never compete with the bag of pre-packaged chocolate-coated deep-fried butter-balls you really want to eat.

It makes it pretty simple to stay on the wagon when you concede the taste issue and push the convenience issue instead.

I should pen a health cook-book. Call it the lazy diet.

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spinder

:: 2012 19 July :: 12.31am

Going back to cedar springs for a few days.

boooooooooooooooo

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spinder

:: 2012 14 July :: 5.16pm

Routine makes me happy. If only so it can be broken now and then.

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spinder

:: 2012 12 July :: 12.26pm

I just wanted to make some coffee.
I'm not sure why but I always end up cleaning after parties. I think its cause the alcohol makes me sleep very light, and I always wake up 3 hours before everybody.

In any case. Christ almighty will I be glad to be back at home, and not in the midst of the barely organized chaos of spent pizza boxs and drunken bachelors.

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spinder

:: 2012 11 July :: 11.44pm

I suggest thematic oveture of Jurrasic park. The first one, not the crappy ones.
Step one. Have a drink.
Step two. Have a few more.
Step three. Put on some good headphones. Turn everything up.
Step four. Close eyes.
Step five. Open up the way back when folder of music and play something nostalgic and awesome from at least ten years ago.

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spinder

:: 2012 9 July :: 7.05pm

Drinking just isn't near as fun as it used to be.

Dam getting old.

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