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Saturday, January 7th, 2012
11:59 pm
2012!
So I'm stuck at home with a sudden cold, browsing the Internets, and suddenly I realized: I haven't posted a real update on this thing in almost four years.

I remember posting here last New Year's and promising I'd be back soon, but... Honestly, I lost track of time. I can't believe another new year is here already! 2011 went by in the blink of an eye. 2010 too, I think, though it's hard to remember now. Ever since I left Purchase it's like the days just fly on by. The past two and a half years have been one big blur, half the time I don't even know what day of the week it is.

It's a little scary, actually.

Part of it is living at home again. A lot of times it makes me feel like I'm back in high school, except without the high school part. That probably would've sounded awesome to me back when I was 16, but it can actually get very dull.

Jesus Christ, I still can't believe I'm 25 now! Was high school really seven fucking years ago?! Where did all that time go?!

At least earlier in the year I was constantly going out. Work, parties, things to do, people to see. Now I'm just here in my apartment all the time. Way fewer hours at my job, way less money to go out gallivanting, way less incentive to go outside. During the warmer months I'd walk around the neighborhood sometimes when I had nothing else to do, decent exercise and it helped to clear my mind, but this cold weather keeps compelling me to stay indoors.

I'm so bored right now.

I don't even have much in the way of entertainment. I don't watch too many TV shows or movies, I almost never play video games anymore. Hell, I don't even drink or smoke weed that much these days, not more than once every few weeks. To be honest, I don't know what I've been doing all this time. I read a lot, but not nearly as much as I could considering the ridiculous amount of free time I have right now. Seriously, where has all this time gone?

It feels like I'm waking up from a long, hazy dream.

One thing I've noticed about journaling, and writing in general- here, on paper, in a private Word document, wherever- is that it's something I tend to do when my life's either really great or really shitty. Maybe it's because it's fun to boast and cathartic to complain. Maybe it's because extremes in life usually mean there's more going on; more events, more excitement, more potential for change, more stories to tell. Maybe it's because it's simply not interesting to talk about how you're doing alright and everything is pretty much the same for the 57th day in a row. Whatever the reason, I don't seem to have much inspiration when I'm just feeling “meh.”

It's a bit like prayer in that respect. I don't want to go into my own beliefs, it's just an observation I've made about people in general. They're always willing to thank God when they're happy, plead with Him when they're desperate, and curse at Him when they're angry, yet they're most likely to forget Him when everything is merely okay.

Part of me wishes I could go back in time, do the past two or five or ten years all over again, make better choices, be more productive... I know thinking like that won't help, though. I need to move forward. I just wish I knew where.

I just want to feel something different.

P.S. Apparently journaling isn't a real word. Guess you learn something new every day! Bafflingly, my computer suggested journalese (no idea what that means), jingling, and cunnilingus as possible replacements. Thanks, spell check!

P.P.S. Internets, plural, is a real word, but only when it's capitalized. Seriously.

Current Mood: thoughtful

(Awaken Creatures)

Saturday, January 1st, 2011
11:59 pm
Happy New Year, everybody!
That's right, I actually made an LJ post again! Figured the first day of '11 would be as good a time as any, right? Anyway, I'll be back with a real entry soon enough, but for now I just wanted to say hello again. Hope everyone had a good time over the holidays, I know I'm definitely looking forward to the new year!

Current Mood: refreshed

(1 Creature | Awaken Creatures)

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
2:06 am
Fun quiz taken from rosetintdshades

You are a Chibi Seme!

You are the seme in disguise. Able to fit in and get along with uke and seme alike, you are able to get close to the uke on their level before exerting your dominance. This makes you at times manipulative and able to fool others about your true seme nature. Because of your harmless appearance, it takes the flamboyantly gay Flaming Uke to match wits and really bring out your aggressive side to expose you for the seme that you are.


Most compatible with: Flaming Uke, Badass Uke

Least compatible with: Dramatic Uke


What seme or uke are you? Take the experience at SemeUke.com, or find merchandise here.

Current Mood: pleased

(2 Creatures | Awaken Creatures)

Saturday, January 19th, 2008
4:08 am
2007 overview- 365 days in 30 questions
1. Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions for 2007?
Kept most of 'em, and I've already made more for the coming year

2. What did you do that you'd never done before?
Furry Convention!

3. What was the best book you read?
A Game of Thrones

4. What was your favorite movie?
A Scanner Darkly

5. What was your favorite TV program?
Didn't watch much TV

6. Did you go to any parties?
Hell yeah!

7. What concerts did you go to?
Culture Shock, Siren Fest, various Student Center shows

8. What political issue stirred you the most?
The upcoming Presidental election

9. How many different states did you visit?
New York, New Jersey, Conneticut

10. Did you travel outside of the U.S.?
Nope

11. Did you go on a summer vacation?
Not this time

12. Did you have any one-night stands?
No

13. Did you gain any friends?
The new crowd at Purchase

14. Did you lose any friends?
No, but I've seen Andy much less

15. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Nah

16. Did you suffer illness or injury?
A few colds and coughs, and the usual seasonal allergies, but nothing too bad. Oh, and I twisted my ankle during a Systems game, that hurt like a bitch for a few days.

17. Did anyone close to you die?
I barely knew him, but my grandfather on my dad's side of the family died recently

18. Where did most of your money go?
Tuition, transportation, and food

19. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Turned 21, took the last of my finals, and went down to NYC for a week-long birthday bash

20. What was your favorite part of the year?
The end of the last year's spring semester, that was just a really happy time in my life

21. What was your least favorite part of the year?
The beginning of last year's spring semester, yay for seasonal depression

22. What kept you sane?
My friends, good movies, comic books

23. Did you fall in or out of love?
Both, and neither

24. Are you happy with the year over all?
Yeah, I'd say the good parts outweighed the bad

25. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a. happier or sadder? Happier
b. thinner or fatter? About the same
c. richer or poorer? Poorer, cause I spent a lot of cash since then

26. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Reading novels, writing stories, making more friends

27. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Wasting time on the computer doing nothing

28. What do you plan to change about yourself in 2008?
All the things I said I wished I did more of in 2007? Yeah, actually doing them now.

29. Where were you when 2007 began?
Derek's old house in Yorktown

30. Where were you when 2007 ended?
Derek's new apartment in the Bronx

Current Mood: pensive

(Awaken Creatures)

Sunday, October 28th, 2007
7:55 pm
I'm a robit girl?

Who is your inner CLAMP character?
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You scored as Chii

According to results, you are most like Chii from Chobits. Innocent, adorable and fresh, you love learning new things and exploring the world, even though it might get you in to trouble from time to time. You are happy in your own little world, and you feel best when you are able to show those around you how much you care. Just remember to "recharge" yourself from time to time and you'll be just fine.


Fai


83%

Chii


83%

Kero-chan


75%

Miyuki-chan


71%

Hokuto


71%

Watanuki


63%

Yuuko


63%

Kurogane


58%

Seishirou


54%

Kamui


46%

Sakura


38%


(1 Creature | Awaken Creatures)

Thursday, June 7th, 2007
10:39 pm
*yawn* How long's it been since I updated?
I’ve been home from school for three weeks now, though at times it feels like it’s been a lot longer; there’s not a lot to do here in Scarsdale, and the days seem to blur together sometimes. I’ve been looking for a job since I’ve gotten back, and I haven’t had much luck so far, but I’m still searching and hoping to find something soon. Other than that, I’ve just been spending my time watching TV, reading comics, writing, and occasionally taking walks around the neighborhood when I get tired of being in this apartment for too long.

My grandmother’s crazier than ever, constantly yelling about how she wants to go back “home” and randomly ruining or throwing out food, and at one point she even threw my cat off the balcony. Luckily, Keira was fine, and to keep my grandmother from doing that again my mother and I put a rubber snake on the balcony to keep her away. Sure enough, it worked, since my grandmother thinks it’s a real snake and refuses to even go near the balcony anymore.

My mother worried me for the first two weeks of break by waiting until the very last day possible to pay last semester’s tuition when it was supposed to be due back in April, but thankfully everything worked out in the end. I also got to visit Mikaela’s apartment at Purchase once I got done paying my overdue tuition bills there, and had a great time- Mikaela was nice enough to make dinner, and we stayed up all night talking about Systems and laughing at internet stalkers and watching TV. I also ran into Whitney while I was there, and she seemed very surprised to see me, but aside from some awkward small talk we didn’t say much to each other.

Derek, Kristin, and Michael stopped by Purchase the next day and I went up to Yorktown with them, but I only got to see Kristin and Michael for a little while before they had to go home to spend “family time” with their parents. I spent the night at Derek’s house and played Mario Party 8, and he also gave me a copy of Diablo 2 so I can play it with him online when we’re stuck at home and bored. My allergies really irritated me that night, since for some reason they were about twenty times worse than they usually are while I was at Derek’s house, though since then they seem to have gone away completely.

The day after that was my cousin Craig’s graduation from law school, and my mother and I were invited to a family dinner at a local Italian restaurant to celebrate. We got to see a bunch of relatives we hadn’t seen in months, and got invited to a barbeque at Craig’s house the next day. The food was great on both nights, and I especially enjoyed it since there’s been very little to eat at home recently thanks to my mother’s new pseudo-vegetarian diet and my grandmother’s habit of taking things out of the fridge.

Anyway, that’s about it, so I’ll conclude this update with a few new pictures of my kitty:

Cat picturesCollapse )

Oh, and I don’t care what anyone else says, Pirates of the Caribbean 3 was awesome.

Current Mood: bored

(3 Creatures | Awaken Creatures)

Monday, May 7th, 2007
3:05 pm
My Personal Daemon
Short little quiz, help me find out what kind of Daemon companion I should have: http://www.goldencompassmovie.com/?82036

Current Mood: exhausted

(Awaken Creatures)

Friday, March 16th, 2007
6:29 am
The Everything Test

The Everything Test

There are many different types of tests on the internet today. Personality tests, purity tests, stereotype tests, political tests. But now, there is one test to rule them all.

Traditionally, online tests would ask certain questions about your musical tastes or clothing for a stereotype, your experiences for a purity test, or deep questions for a personality test.We're turning that upside down - all the questions affect all the results, and we've got some innovative results too! Enjoy :-)

Personality
You are more logical than emotional, more concerned about others than concerned about self, more religious than atheist, more dependent than loner, more lazy than workaholic, more rebel than traditional, more engineering mind than artistic mind, more cynical than idealist, more leader than follower, and more extroverted than introverted.

As for specific personality traits, you are adventurous (80%), intellectual (73%), religious (60%).

Stereotypes
Punk Rock60%
Geek60%
College Student50%
 
Life Experience
Sex29%
Substances49%
Travel25%

Politics
Your political views would best be described as Libertarian, whom you agree with around 42% of the time.
  Socioeconomic
Your attitude toward life best associates you with Lower Middle Class. You make more than -0% of those who have taken this test, and 100% less than the U.S. average.

If your life was a movie, it would be rated PG-13.
By the way, your hottness rank is 71%, hotter than 95% of other test takers.

TAKE THE TEST
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Current Mood: stressed

(Awaken Creatures)

Sunday, March 11th, 2007
6:56 am
More survey questions
FORTY QUESTIONS YOU'VE NEVER BEEN ASKED IN A SURVEY

1. Do you know anyone in Prison? Not yet

2. Have you ever logged onto a boyfriend/girlfriend/crushes myspace? Nope

3. When is the last time you ate Peanut butter and jelly? I don't remember

4. Do you have a desk in your room? Who doesn't?

6. What kind of car insurance do you have? I don't drive or own a car

7. Are you named after one of your parents or grandparents? Yup

8. Does your first significant other still live in the same town as you? No

9. Do you throw up gang signs? No

10. Have you ever broken a rib? No, but I came close a few times

11. Would you rather be a girl or a guy? I'll stick with being a boy

12. Who is the most spoiled person you know? I don't know

13. Would you rather have a million dollars or true love? True love

14. Have you ever had sex in church? No

15. Is your boyfriend/girlfriend a marine? haha, no

16. Do you watch the grammy's? No

17. Do you shop at Target? Sometimes

19. Would you rather date someone 2 years older then you or 20? 20

20. Have you ever had a eating disorder? No

21. Do you have a porn collection? No

22. How many proms have you been to in your life? None

23. Have you ever been in a inter-racial relationship? Depends how you define inter-racial, I've never dated any other Italian-Moroccans

24. Is your birthday on a holiday? Nope

25. Are you old enough to vote? Yes

26. Do you have any friends or family in the War right now? Not right now, but I've known people who have been in Iraq and I know people who are going there

27. Are you a vegetarian? No

28. Do you worry about global warming? Nope

29. Do you like polar bears? Yup! They're such wonderful creatures!

30. Are you straight edge? For the next few weeks

31. What kind of birth control do you use? That's never been an issue for me

32. What slang word do you call marijuana? Weed or pot

33. Are you an atheist? Nope

35. Did or do you think your childhood dreams will come true? Here's hoping

37. What's your opinion on gold diggers? Is digging for gold even profitable anymore?

38. Are you a country or city girl/boy? City boy, definitely

39. Is your car a 2002 or higher? I don't drive or own a car

40. Do you floss daily? Nope

Current Mood: amused

(1 Creature | Awaken Creatures)

Friday, February 23rd, 2007
6:42 am
Random Survey
1. Ever punch someone in the face?

2. How old are you?

3. Are you single or taken?

4. Do you eat with your hands or utensils?

5. Do you dream at night?

6. Ever seen a corpse?

7. Have you ever wished someone dead?

8. Do you like Bush, the president?

9. What's your philosophy on life? And on death?

10. If you could do anything with me, and have no one know about it, what would it be?

11. Do you trust the police? (the cops, not the band) =

12. Do you like country music?

13. What is your fondest memory of me?

14. If you could change anything about yourself, would you?

15. Would you date me?

16. What do you wear to sleep?

17. Have you ever peed in a pool? While you were still in it?

18. Would you hide evidence for me if I asked you to?

19. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?

20. What is your favorite thing about me?

21. Do you think I'm attractive?

22. What's your favorite color?

23. If you could bring back anyone that has passed, who would it be?

24. Tell me one interesting/odd fact about you.

25. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?

Current Mood: geeky

(1 Creature | Awaken Creatures)

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
7:21 am
My Life Soundtrack
IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?
So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every section of the movie, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend your cool...


Opening Credits: Radiohead - "Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box"

Waking Up: Coheed and Cambria - "Once Upon Your Dead Body"

First Day At School: Howard Shore - "Isengard Unleashed" (Insert old joke about Salesian and Half-Orcs here)

Falling In Love: MC Chris - "White Kids Love Hip-Hop" (Real appropriate there =P)

Shower Scene: The RZA - "Ode to Oren Ishii" (So, my shower involves female Yakuza crimelords?)

Fight Song: Village People - "Macho Man"

Breaking Up: Neutral Milk Hotel - "Two Headed Boy"

Prom: Bjork - "Hunter"

Life's OK: Nine Inch Nails - "Head Like a Hole"

Mental Breakdown: System of a Down - "Thetawaves"

Driving: The Beatles - "Baby You're a Rich Man"

Sex Scene: Green Day - "Holiday"

Flashback: Franz Ferdinand - "You Could Have It So Much Better"

Getting Back Together: John Williams - "The Clash of Lightsabers" (Must be one hell of a reunion)

Wedding: Cake - "Open Book"

Birth of Child: tATu - "Show Me Love" (Aw, how cute)

Final Battle: Bernard Herrmann - "Twisted Nerve" (Awesome, that's the song for the final battle in Kill Bill too)

Funeral Song: My Bloody Valentine - "The Things I Miss"

End Credits: Nightwish - "I Wish I Had An Angel"

Current Mood: too awake for this time of day

(2 Creatures | Awaken Creatures)

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
11:23 pm
The Trial of the Century
Winter break's almost over, and this vacation has been an exceptionally busy one for me. I spent most of last week writing essays to make up for various assignments I missed for one of my classes last semester, and succeeded in getting my grade changed for the better. Unfortunately, I also had to go to my hearing last Friday, and that didn't go nearly as well. None of the people I planned to bring in as witnesses were able to make it, while Ellie brought in two of her friends and her mother for support, and I was late for the meeting because my mother got stuck in traffic and had trouble finding the right building. And after the hearing I ended up waiting around Purchase several hours for nothing, because the judicial committee claimed they'd call me to come in again later in the day and then never got back to me.

To top it all off, when they finally responded to me with an e-mail that night, they said that it didn't matter if I only tapped Ellie lightly with a piece of foam, since that still counts as assault to them. I don't understand how they came to that conclusion, since there's no possible way that what I did could actually hurt someone in any way, but I suppose the judicial committee has a very loose definition of assault. So, they put me on disciplinary probation and I had to write a letter to the school appealing their decision with the hopes of either getting a new hearing or getting their verdict changed. I handed in the letter today, but the school board still has to review it, so it'll be a while before I know whether or not my appeal was accepted.

On the bright side of things, I went to NYC over the weekend and had a good time visiting people there. Uncle Hisham picked me up on Friday night after I got home from Purchase and took me down to his apartment in Manhattan, and I got to see his infant son, who's only two weeks old. The next day, I went to Brooklyn to visit Andy at his new apartment there, and spent the afternoon exploring the neighborhood with him and some of his old friends from Yorktown. Later, I took the subway up to the Bronx, where I finally got to meet up with Lauren again! The two of us went to a party together and got drunk and played Guitar Hero and caught up on each other's lives; as much as we talk on the phone, we haven't seen each other in person since my high school graduation, so we were thrilled our plans worked out for once. I stayed over her house that night, and went back to my uncle's place the next afternoon before coming back home Monday night. Oh, and while I was at Purchase earlier today my mother saw a woman waiting at a bus stop and offered her a ride to the train station, and it turns out she's going to be one of my teachers next semester. I just hope the school gets back to me about my appeal sometime before then.

Current Mood: anxious

(Awaken Creatures)

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
1:10 am
Krazy Kat Kaper
So, ever since I got a cat for Christmas my grandmother's been having constant fits about it, what with her ridiculous theories about how animals aren't meant to breathe the same air as humans and have deadly diseases and all that nonsense. At first, my mother and I tried to keep the kitten's existence secret from her, which worked fine for a full three days before she figured out that we had a cat around and proceeded to freak out over it. Since then, we've been trying to make sure the cat and my grandmother are never in the same room at once, but not a full day has passed where she hasn't repeatedly yelled about how we need to get rid of such a horrible creature or made threats to throw it off the balcony. And God forbid my grandmother ever actually run across Keira, she'll start chasing the poor little thing around with her cane screaming about how abominations like that don't deserve to live.

Thankfully, my mother and I have managed to keep our new kitten safe, but it's been even harder to live with my grandmother than usual lately. A lot of times she'll start insulting us for being "stupid enough to keep a cat around", and she refuses to touch anything either of us touches because in her mind we're contaminated with cat diseases. Now, earlier today I was relaxing on the couch, when my grandmother come in and starts telling me to get off her furniture because she doesn't want it covered in cat filth. I tried to ignore her at first, but she kept going on and on about how cats are terrible and poisonous, so I decided to get away from her for a while and left the apartment. Unfortunately, she followed me out, and since neither of us had keys and my mother was away, we both wound up getting locked out in the hallway.

There I was, stuck outside my door with my grandmother yelling about how me and the cat were responsible for her plight, and I couldn't even go out anymore since it wouldn't be safe to leave my grandmother wandering around the building by herself. After realizing that my mother probably wouldn't be back for a while, my grandmother somehow got the idea in her head that one of our neighbors must have the key to our door, so she went and bothered the man who lived across the hall from us. He offered to let us stay in his apartment until my mother got back, but my grandmother wouldn't hear of it and kept demanding he let us back in our home, even after he demonstrated several dozen times that his key didn't work on our door. Eventually my grandmother figured that someone else must have the right key, so she went to get a woman who lived further down our hall. Luckily, it turned out this woman had the number and address for the superintendent of our apartment complex, so we were able to get a Master Key from him to finally get back in. And the best part of all this? Not a minute after we had gotten back inside, my grandmother picked up right where she left off, ranting about how she didn't want the cat contaminating her precious couch.

Current Mood: embarrassed

(1 Creature | Awaken Creatures)

Monday, January 1st, 2007
5:35 am
My first update of 2007
For the past few days, I've been hanging out at Derek's house with him and Kristin and Michael to celebrate the New Year, and we've been having a fun time- yay for substances, good food, and video games! We got fried rice from Gasho for the first time in months, and I still think it's the best rice ever made; makes me wonder why we stopped getting it for so long. The Nintendo Wii is delightful, and Twilight Princess is the most addictive game I've played in years. It combines the best aspects of all the other Zelda games, from the atmosphere of Ocarina of Time to the obscure but awesome Bomb Arrows from Link's Awakening. Unfortunately, the parts where you have to play as a wolf can get boring after a while because there's not a lot you can do in that form, but the rest of the game more than makes up for it. Anyway, the others are sleeping now, so here are a few quizzes and surveys I've been doing in my spare time.

You scored as Storyteller. The Storyteller is in it for the plot: the sense of mystery and the fun of participating in a narrative that has the satisfying arc of a good book or movie. He enjoys interacting with well-defined NPCs, even preferring antagonists who have genuine motivations and personality to mere monsters. To the Storyteller, the greatest reward of the game is participating in a compelling story with interesting and unpredictable plot threads, in which his actions and those of his fellow characters determine the resolution.

With apologies to Robin Laws.

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Storyteller

90%

Character Player

90%

Tactician

50%

Power Gamer

50%

Weekend Warrior

30%

Casual Gamer

25%

Specialist

10%

What RPG Player (Not Character) Type Are You?
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In 2007, metalgoldknight resolves to...
Cut down on my drawing.
Lose ten phone calls by March.
Give up computers.
Eat more video games.
Put fifty star wars a month into my savings account.
Go writing three times a week.
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:


On the twelfth day of Christmas, metalgoldknight sent to me...
Twelve star wars drumming
Eleven message boards piping
Ten dvds a-leaping
Nine memories dancing
Eight mp3s a-milking
Seven computers a-writing
Six movies a-drawing
Five cha-a-a-at rooms
Four video games
Three comic books
Two phone calls
...and an anime in a sin city.
Get your own Twelve Days:


2006 in reviewCollapse )

Current Mood: refreshed

(1 Creature | Awaken Creatures)

Thursday, December 28th, 2006
3:42 pm
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I've been home from school for a week and a half now, and this break has been pretty good so far, which has been a relief considering how chaotic the last few weeks of the school semester were. As usual, I had to go several days without sleep for final exams and essays, and I just barely managed to complete all my final assignments on time. On top of that, my former friend Ellie filed charges against me I playfully tapped her on the shoulder with a LARP weapon I used after a game of 'Systems Malfunction', and she was upset that Devon had been making fun of her earlier, so she gave the police some bullshit story that I kneecapped her with a lead pipe. Thanks to that, I had to go to several meetings at the Student Judicial office in the middle of finals week to explain how ridiculous these charges were, and I still have to go to a hearing on campus at some currently undetermined point over break to plead my case in order to avoid being put on disciplinary probation.

Following the last day of school, Derek and Kristin picked me up from Purchase, but because they didn't have room in the car for all of my belongings I had to leave a lot of my stuff behind. Thankfully, John was willing to take a lot of it with him, including the majority of my clothes and decorations, but I still had to leave my video game systems and a few other assorted things behind in the apartment. That night, Derek and Kristin and Michael and I went to Derek's house to celebrate his birthday, and the four of us had a wonderful time hanging out together for the first time since late September. I took a bus back home to Scarsdale the following day, but got to see Derek and Kristin again only a few days later, when I went to visit them at their dorms in Manhattan for my birthday (they had school for an extra week after I did). They got me special brownies as a gift, and once again we had a great time, taking a dreamlike journey around New York City. We got dinner at a restaurant in Chinatown and visited a bunch of sites, including the massive Christmas tree at Rockefeller Centre.

When I got back home the next day, I had an unexpected surprise waiting for me there: a kitten my mother had gotten me as an early Christmas gift! Her name's Keira and she's small and black and fluffy and cute as a button, and also much more hyper than any other cat I've known, even Kristin's. She also shares Kristin's cat's tendency to keep waking me up throughout the night, but that can easily be prevented as long as she has something to keep her entertained. For Christmas Day I went to my cousin Linda's house for our annual family gathering, and I got to see a bunch of relatives I hadn't seen since last year. My mother came along, but left after a short time to go back home and take care of my grandmother. We had a tasty Christmas dinner, with steak and stuffed shells and white wine and cheesecake, and watched movies on TV for a while after exchanging gifts.

The following day, I met up with John in White Plains to pick up my things from him, and after having brunch at the White Plains Diner we went up to Carmel to visit Devon. The three of us hung out at Devon's house and got drunk and went to visit John's friend Toasty at his place, before taking him with us to John's house. The night was pretty fun, although I accidentally broke one of John's lamps while we were playing around with LARP weapons inside the house, and at one point while Toasty was driving us we got pulled over by the cops because his van's lights were out. Following those unfortunate incidents, we went back to Toasty's house, where we relaxed with some of Toasty's friends. Eventually Devon's dad came to pick him up, and agreed to drive me to the local train station. Unfortunately, by that point there weren't any trains running anymore, despite Toasty's claims that there would be one coming within a few minutes. After waiting at the station for about an hour, I called Devon and told him the situation, and he let me come back to his place for the night. Devon and I stayed up through the night talking and watching videos online and playing games on his computer, and in the morning his dad drove me back to the train station. By that point the trains were running again, and after a long ride all the way down to Harlem and back up around to White Plains, I made it back home and got some sleep.

As for the rest of break, I'm currently planning to see Derek and Kristin again this weekend, and to celebrate New Year's Eve with them again. Oh, and today I finally managed to take a picture of Keira, a lucky feat considering the only time she usually isn't moving is when she's curled up in a dark corner somewhere!

My new kitten!Collapse )

Current Mood: thirsty

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
12:59 am
Thanksgiving
I recently got back to Purchase from this year's Thanksgiving break, and it was a decent time, for all three days that it lasted. It started out rather terribly- my mother as supposed to pick me up from Purchase on Wednesday afternoon, which was already a day after everyone else I knew here was leaving campus. Unfortunately, she didn't show up at all, and when I tried to call her at home no one answered the phone, so I ended up getting stuck in my dorm room for all of Wednesday completely by myself. For a while I went online and played video games, but even that got boring after a while, not to mention the fact that I didn't get to eat the entire time since all the food places on campus were closed for break by then.

Finally, at midnight, I got fed up and wasted $25 on a cab to take me home, but even after I got to Scarsdale I had no way of getting into my apartment since my mom wasn't there and my grandmother was asleep and couldn't hear the doorbell, so I had to sit out in the hallway for two hours before my grandmother finally woke up and let me in. I was pretty upset with my mother by then, but when she came back the next morning she claimed that she did come to Purchase the day before, she just didn't bother contacting me and wandered around knocking on random apartment doors trying to find me before giving up and going out to her friend's house for the night. But on the bright side, I got her to pay me back for the money I spent on the cab, so I guess it wasn't a total loss.

On Thanksgiving Day, my mother and I went to our cousin Linda's house to celebrate the holiday with our relatives, and I don't think I've ever been as genuinely grateful for food as I was that night. I hadn't eaten anything at all in well over a day, and I was practically starving by that point, so having a nice big family dinner seemed like a miracle. The food was really good too; after months of crappy college food, it was so refreshing to have a delicious meal of turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes followed by a scrumptious dessert of brownies and pumpkin cheesecake.

The rest of the break was rather uneventful, and rather boring a lot of the time. I bought some supplies and food to take back to Purchase with me, and got a much needed haircut, though I think my hair may actually be a bit too short now. Oh, and during one night I got a 3 a.m. visit from Lereona, a girl I knew through one of my classmates from Salesian who I used to talk to online during my Senior year of high school. I never met her in person before, but she was bored too and figured she'd stop by since I only live a few minutes away from her now. We went out to get dinner/breakfast at the White Plains Diner, and as strange as it was going out to get food with someone I barely knew in the middle of the night, I was glad to have something to do for a change.

Actually getting back to Purchase after break was almost as difficult as leaving was. My mother was originally supposed to take me back on Sunday so I'd be able to make it to my Monday afternoon class, but she went out for most of the day and was too tired to drive me when she got back. The next morning, we had to rush out so I could make it to class on time, but we ended up leaving a lot of stuff behind, so my mother had to take me back home once my class was over. Then she ended up going out for most of the day again, so it was around 9:30 at night when she was finally ready to take me and the rest of my belongings back to school. But while it was nice to get away for a little while, I'm glad to finally be back on campus for now, even though I am a bit nervous about the upcoming finals.

Current Mood: tired

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Thursday, November 9th, 2006
5:28 am
*sigh*
I feel lost.

Current Mood: contemplative

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
4:13 am
New survey
1. Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favorite Movie:
5. Favorite Song:
6. Favorite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:

HERE COMES THE FUN ... ... ...

1. Do we know each other outside of Live Journal?
2. What's your philosophy on life?
3. Would you have my back in a fight?
4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
5. What is your favorite memory of us?
6. Would you give me a kidney?
7. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick?
9. Can we get together and make a cake?
10. Have you heard any rumors of me lately?
11. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me?
12. Do you think I'm a good person?
13. Would you drive across the country with me?
14. Do you think I'm attractive?
15. If you could change anything about me, would you?
16. Would you come over for no reason just to hang out?
17. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?

Current Mood: sick

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Saturday, September 9th, 2006
2:55 am
Personality traits

My Personality
Neuroticism
45
Extraversion
8
Openness To Experience
55
Agreeableness
59
Conscientiousness
11
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Current Mood: relaxed

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Friday, August 25th, 2006
11:34 pm
Summer's ending
Today is the last day of summer vacation for me, and what a break it's been. The summer might have started out boring and lonely, but the second half of it certainly picked up. Back in mid-July, I went up to visit Kristin's place in Albany for one last time before she moved out. Derek, Kristin, Michael, and I all stayed there for about two weeks, and had a great time there partying and visiting places in Albany. At one point we went to this really beautiful park with this massive waterfall and a great view of the valley surrounding the entire city. On August 2nd, the time came for us to finally say goodbye to Kristin's apartment, and I can't say I won't miss it. Kristin's lived there since the beginning of last September, and we had a lot of good times there together, but Kristin's switching to a college downstate for next semester and I suppose that's for the best. After moving out, I spent the next few days visiting Derek and Kristin again at their homes in Yorktown and visiting Steve, who I hadn't seen since the end of May.

After that, I set off on a two-week journey to the distant land of Morocco to visit my father again. Like last year, my father and I stayed in an apartment by the beach on the country's northern shore for most of the trip, only visiting the main cities of Rabat and Casablanca for my first and last days there. I spent most of my time swimming and reading 'Lone Wolf and Cub', an excellent manga series Derek lent to me before I left, although it did get boring there at times. We rarely ever left the resort we were staying, and no one around spoke English except my father and to some degree his current wife. I also came down with a stomach illness for a little while, and while it wasn't anywhere near as bad as what happened to me last year it was still a very unpleasent experience. Even so, I was glad to have gone there to see my dad and his parents and his newest son once more, although I was also happy when it came time to go back to the United States.

I came back to New York this Tuesday, and rested at home in Scarsdale for a night before taking a bus up to Syracuse to visit Sara. It was great finally seeing her again, I hadn't been around her in person since school ended and I had missed her a lot. I got to take a tour of her family's farm and see all the scary looking equipment there, and got to meet her parents, stepmom, and brother. We spent the night at her friend Leeann's place, along with a bunch of her other friends from home, and the next day we all went to the New York State Fair together. The fair was absolutely amazing, we got to see all kinds of strange and mysterious animals and played games and went on rides and got all sorts of neat stuff and so much more! My description really doesn't do it justice, it was better than any other amusement park or carnival I've been to before. Anyway, I stayed over Sara's house last night, and today Sara's mom drove us down to her uncle's house in Connecticut, where we're currently staying. We're going back to Purchase tomorrow morning, and class starts again on Monday, but I really enjoyed the last few weeks of this summer.

Current Mood: happy

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