Yargh.

Jan. 12th, 2011 12:58 am
rinnia: (phbt)
Busy busy busy day tomorrow. Throat hurts. Can't sleep.

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Yargh.

Jan. 12th, 2011 12:58 am
rinnia: (phbt)
Busy busy busy day tomorrow. Throat hurts. Can't sleep.

... Have an Adventure Time icon?
rinnia: (thoughtful)
So say there's this girl who isn't feeling great. She was feeling kind of crummy last night, and it returned today. It's nothing too serious, she tells me, maybe just allergies. A cold or flu at the most. Unfortunately for her, she has an exam tomorrow as well as a long meeting, and then another meeting on Thursday. What she'd really like to do is sleep and hope this goes away soon, but she's torn due to her responsibilities. What do you think she should do? Should she attend the exam and then skip the meeting tomorrow, push through both, or e-mail her profs about taking the exam at a later date and just sleep the day away? The meeting on Thursday is really important, and making it to that is her biggest priority. What's the best course of action to balance her wants, her responsibilities, and her health?

I know where I stand on this, but I figured it couldn't hurt to get some other opinions in the mix.
rinnia: (thoughtful)
So say there's this girl who isn't feeling great. She was feeling kind of crummy last night, and it returned today. It's nothing too serious, she tells me, maybe just allergies. A cold or flu at the most. Unfortunately for her, she has an exam tomorrow as well as a long meeting, and then another meeting on Thursday. What she'd really like to do is sleep and hope this goes away soon, but she's torn due to her responsibilities. What do you think she should do? Should she attend the exam and then skip the meeting tomorrow, push through both, or e-mail her profs about taking the exam at a later date and just sleep the day away? The meeting on Thursday is really important, and making it to that is her biggest priority. What's the best course of action to balance her wants, her responsibilities, and her health?

I know where I stand on this, but I figured it couldn't hurt to get some other opinions in the mix.
rinnia: (otp)
I've been waiting for this day for over a year, and now that's it here, I'm too sick to enjoy it. Ugh. Y'see, normally I'd be on campus now, having had one class at 7:25 and waiting for both another class at 9:35 and a group meeting at 11, but today? Today I'm lying in bed with a hoarse voice, a tender stomach, and no small amount of fatigue. WTF. How did I get from "a little dizzy" to this in less than 24 hours. Thankfully, besides the aforementioned symptoms, I don't actually feel too bad, just... tired. So I doubt it's anything serious.

Anyway, on to the topic at hand: it's the tenth anniversary of Final Fantasy VIII's North American release! Ten years. Ten years of sinking hours into setting up the perfect junctions, ten years of soft resetting after losing my Seifer card in Triple Triad, ten years of shipping Squall and Rinoa with hopeless, sigh-inducing devotion (and ten years ago, I didn't even know the term shipping). Ten years of playing the best game in my little world. Thanks, Square. No matter how much you kick around my heart now, I can never fully write you off, because you gave me my favorite game of all time. All the hours of happiness playing, discussing, just thinking about FFVIII have given me... thank you. Here's to another ten years of fandom joy!

And now, rather than booze it up and play hours of my favorite game in celebration, I'm going to hobble to the kitchen to see if there's anything bland enough for me to consume safely, then either sleep or lay in bed and do some reading for class. What a day.
rinnia: (otp)
I've been waiting for this day for over a year, and now that's it here, I'm too sick to enjoy it. Ugh. Y'see, normally I'd be on campus now, having had one class at 7:25 and waiting for both another class at 9:35 and a group meeting at 11, but today? Today I'm lying in bed with a hoarse voice, a tender stomach, and no small amount of fatigue. WTF. How did I get from "a little dizzy" to this in less than 24 hours. Thankfully, besides the aforementioned symptoms, I don't actually feel too bad, just... tired. So I doubt it's anything serious.

Anyway, on to the topic at hand: it's the tenth anniversary of Final Fantasy VIII's North American release! Ten years. Ten years of sinking hours into setting up the perfect junctions, ten years of soft resetting after losing my Seifer card in Triple Triad, ten years of shipping Squall and Rinoa with hopeless, sigh-inducing devotion (and ten years ago, I didn't even know the term shipping). Ten years of playing the best game in my little world. Thanks, Square. No matter how much you kick around my heart now, I can never fully write you off, because you gave me my favorite game of all time. All the hours of happiness playing, discussing, just thinking about FFVIII have given me... thank you. Here's to another ten years of fandom joy!

And now, rather than booze it up and play hours of my favorite game in celebration, I'm going to hobble to the kitchen to see if there's anything bland enough for me to consume safely, then either sleep or lay in bed and do some reading for class. What a day.
rinnia: (pastel)
I am down one tooth, slightly sore, rather uncomfortable, and just a skosh tired, but here I am. And man, does it feel great. My homework is done, my reading is well underway, and I have a night where I can be up past midnight, which just makes me want to sing. I love being awake late. Mmm.

I even got to start a new game and play for a few hours! And I talked to Mom and Erik! Whee!

I may be exhausted, but I'm upbeat. I'm encouraged. That's something new. I like it.
rinnia: (pastel)
I am down one tooth, slightly sore, rather uncomfortable, and just a skosh tired, but here I am. And man, does it feel great. My homework is done, my reading is well underway, and I have a night where I can be up past midnight, which just makes me want to sing. I love being awake late. Mmm.

I even got to start a new game and play for a few hours! And I talked to Mom and Erik! Whee!

I may be exhausted, but I'm upbeat. I'm encouraged. That's something new. I like it.
rinnia: (exhausted)
Okay. Okay. I think I'm finally all caught up. I got my courses finalized, I know what books to order, I picked my desk, I scheduled both my dental work (so the pain will stop, yay!) and a regular exam, I found a psychologist and have a schedule with him (and even better, I have new methods to fight the anxiety and a new diagnosis that may very well set me on the route to being fixed and normal), I think I have my finances in order for the immediate future, I'm going to get more Lipitor tonight... I even got to have a minor breakdown and some family drama in between breaths. The only thing I haven't done much is sleep - by the way, thanks for that, anxiety. No, really, I'm pretty sure I don't have a heart condition. I just had an EKG four months ago, I don't have risk factors, and I even have valid explanations for most of the physical phenomena I feel. Not sure why you insist on telling me I'm dying every time I eat alone or try to sleep, brain, but we're done with that. I have new techniques. You, my friend, are going to be reasonable for me, and in return, we will finally get to relax. It'll be good; I promise.

Oh, and not only is there this, but also, I have Decemberists tickets. :3 Things are looking up.
rinnia: (exhausted)
Okay. Okay. I think I'm finally all caught up. I got my courses finalized, I know what books to order, I picked my desk, I scheduled both my dental work (so the pain will stop, yay!) and a regular exam, I found a psychologist and have a schedule with him (and even better, I have new methods to fight the anxiety and a new diagnosis that may very well set me on the route to being fixed and normal), I think I have my finances in order for the immediate future, I'm going to get more Lipitor tonight... I even got to have a minor breakdown and some family drama in between breaths. The only thing I haven't done much is sleep - by the way, thanks for that, anxiety. No, really, I'm pretty sure I don't have a heart condition. I just had an EKG four months ago, I don't have risk factors, and I even have valid explanations for most of the physical phenomena I feel. Not sure why you insist on telling me I'm dying every time I eat alone or try to sleep, brain, but we're done with that. I have new techniques. You, my friend, are going to be reasonable for me, and in return, we will finally get to relax. It'll be good; I promise.

Oh, and not only is there this, but also, I have Decemberists tickets. :3 Things are looking up.
rinnia: (insomnia)
18th - PET scan at Moffitt, as Jaime's latest CT scan showed an enlarged lymph node in his neck.
19th - my grandfather's funeral, which I can't attend, because it's being held in Tennessee, where he spent the past two years with his new wife, instead of Florida, where his wife of 47 years is buried.
20th - orientation and class registration. After that's done, I need to send my schedule to my dad so he can maybe get me dental insurance for a month and I can get whatever's painfully wrong with my molar fixed, fill out the form to get my UF health insurance, and try not to freak out about not being as knowledgeable as I feel I should be to start research work.

Huh. Wonder why I can't sleep?
rinnia: (insomnia)
18th - PET scan at Moffitt, as Jaime's latest CT scan showed an enlarged lymph node in his neck.
19th - my grandfather's funeral, which I can't attend, because it's being held in Tennessee, where he spent the past two years with his new wife, instead of Florida, where his wife of 47 years is buried.
20th - orientation and class registration. After that's done, I need to send my schedule to my dad so he can maybe get me dental insurance for a month and I can get whatever's painfully wrong with my molar fixed, fill out the form to get my UF health insurance, and try not to freak out about not being as knowledgeable as I feel I should be to start research work.

Huh. Wonder why I can't sleep?
rinnia: (glare)
My stupid family made me watch stupid American Idol while I was in Reno. Which is also stupid. And now I'm stupidly fond of it. Argh. I didn't watch last week, but I caved this time. I'm definitely an Adam fan. If he doesn't take it, there's no justice in this world... and I totally want the coat he was wearing during Mad World. Badass.

I stuck around to watch the preview of Glee afterwards, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. Conceptually, the idea is great, and I do love my entertainment to have a dose of musical wonder, but there are some issues that really grated on me. It was just so tropey! I mean, I know that's the idea they're playing off of, but they didn't DO anything with it - it was just tropes played straight! The glee geeks are the only characters who didn't come off as completely evil without any semblance of morals. I was a theater geek for a long time - I know very well the weird way people treat you. Their level of black and white, good vs. evil is so far off base it's embarrassing. People aren't bad just because they play sports or cheerlead or whatever. The romance subplots bugged me, too. Of course the conventionally pretty white girl is the leading lady. Of course the jock boy is the main man. Of course they're going to fall for each other. God forbid he like the chubby black girl or she foster a crush on the wheelchair-bound boy. And of course, of course, OF COURSE the guy teacher's wife doesn't care about his love for glee like the quirky-but-cute lady teacher does. I wanted to like it a lot more than I did, and really, the preview of the rest of the season just made my gut sink even more. As much as it pains me to say it, I don't think I've found a new show to love here. I wish I had, but no. Just... no.

On a completely unrelated note, I finally get my painful wisdom teeth removed, and now I think my weak molars have finally given up and developed cavities. Owwwww.
rinnia: (glare)
My stupid family made me watch stupid American Idol while I was in Reno. Which is also stupid. And now I'm stupidly fond of it. Argh. I didn't watch last week, but I caved this time. I'm definitely an Adam fan. If he doesn't take it, there's no justice in this world... and I totally want the coat he was wearing during Mad World. Badass.

I stuck around to watch the preview of Glee afterwards, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. Conceptually, the idea is great, and I do love my entertainment to have a dose of musical wonder, but there are some issues that really grated on me. It was just so tropey! I mean, I know that's the idea they're playing off of, but they didn't DO anything with it - it was just tropes played straight! The glee geeks are the only characters who didn't come off as completely evil without any semblance of morals. I was a theater geek for a long time - I know very well the weird way people treat you. Their level of black and white, good vs. evil is so far off base it's embarrassing. People aren't bad just because they play sports or cheerlead or whatever. The romance subplots bugged me, too. Of course the conventionally pretty white girl is the leading lady. Of course the jock boy is the main man. Of course they're going to fall for each other. God forbid he like the chubby black girl or she foster a crush on the wheelchair-bound boy. And of course, of course, OF COURSE the guy teacher's wife doesn't care about his love for glee like the quirky-but-cute lady teacher does. I wanted to like it a lot more than I did, and really, the preview of the rest of the season just made my gut sink even more. As much as it pains me to say it, I don't think I've found a new show to love here. I wish I had, but no. Just... no.

On a completely unrelated note, I finally get my painful wisdom teeth removed, and now I think my weak molars have finally given up and developed cavities. Owwwww.
rinnia: (exhausted)
Back in Port Charlotte! Have been for a little while, but I was exhausted (anxiety on plane -> ambulance -> many EKGs -> delayed return, but at least I know I have a good heart, I guess?) and far too squiggly at seeing Jaime again to steal some LJ time. I've had a cold, too, which doesn't so much help with the wanting-to-be-awake. I fell asleep early last night, though, so here I am now!

To-Do List (Anyone who's not me, feel free to ignore this.) )
rinnia: (exhausted)
Back in Port Charlotte! Have been for a little while, but I was exhausted (anxiety on plane -> ambulance -> many EKGs -> delayed return, but at least I know I have a good heart, I guess?) and far too squiggly at seeing Jaime again to steal some LJ time. I've had a cold, too, which doesn't so much help with the wanting-to-be-awake. I fell asleep early last night, though, so here I am now!

To-Do List (Anyone who's not me, feel free to ignore this.) )
rinnia: (obscure)
I have the most obscure userpic ever. It pleases me so.

My mouth seems to be recovering from the wisdom teeth surgery pretty nicely. I did get puffy, and I've developed a little bruise by one cheekbone and some yellowing on one side's swelling. It's like I got tapped in the side of the jaw or my chin has jaundice or something. Ah well. At least it doesn't really hurt.

One of my favorite things to do recently is watch The Mighty Boosh on Adult Swim and try to spot all the cuts. For example, in last night's episode, according to [as], the Crack Fox eats "Head and Shoulders... toothpaste..." The original version, however, states that his diet consists of "Head and Shoulders... toothpaste... and shit. Big pieces of shit." [as] also has a tendency to cut out any rape jokes. They are sorely missed.

Besides Boosh, I've mostly spent the past week or so playing Disgaea. It's a hell of a lot of fun. Of course, I found myself feeling oddly familiar with some of the voices, so I did a bit of research ).

In other news, school this fall is looking to be go. I'm both a bit scared and majorly excited. Now, to start scouring for apartments.
rinnia: (obscure)
I have the most obscure userpic ever. It pleases me so.

My mouth seems to be recovering from the wisdom teeth surgery pretty nicely. I did get puffy, and I've developed a little bruise by one cheekbone and some yellowing on one side's swelling. It's like I got tapped in the side of the jaw or my chin has jaundice or something. Ah well. At least it doesn't really hurt.

One of my favorite things to do recently is watch The Mighty Boosh on Adult Swim and try to spot all the cuts. For example, in last night's episode, according to [as], the Crack Fox eats "Head and Shoulders... toothpaste..." The original version, however, states that his diet consists of "Head and Shoulders... toothpaste... and shit. Big pieces of shit." [as] also has a tendency to cut out any rape jokes. They are sorely missed.

Besides Boosh, I've mostly spent the past week or so playing Disgaea. It's a hell of a lot of fun. Of course, I found myself feeling oddly familiar with some of the voices, so I did a bit of research ).

In other news, school this fall is looking to be go. I'm both a bit scared and majorly excited. Now, to start scouring for apartments.
rinnia: (blood)
Got my wisdom teeth removed, thank goodness. It hurts now, but I know it'll get better and... um... sorry, still kinda woozy from the anesthesia. Doesn't help that my lower lip is half-normal and half-so-numb-i-can't-even-feel-pressure-on-it.

I got to keep my teefs. They're wonky looking. Gotta love it.

More later when I'm more coherent, I finks. Yeah.
rinnia: (blood)
Got my wisdom teeth removed, thank goodness. It hurts now, but I know it'll get better and... um... sorry, still kinda woozy from the anesthesia. Doesn't help that my lower lip is half-normal and half-so-numb-i-can't-even-feel-pressure-on-it.

I got to keep my teefs. They're wonky looking. Gotta love it.

More later when I'm more coherent, I finks. Yeah.

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