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Lola
29 October 2010 @ 21:27
You've got to take the train.

Well, the train doesn't go to Boston so you should really take a bus first.


I AM SO LAME.


Anyway, it's Friday (how did that happen so fast?) which means Fall Break is here and, in what's becoming a tradition, I'm going to Boston to visit my best friend, Niz. Apparently they have awesome parties at Harvard and a plan is in the works to get me drunk. This will be a challenge because I hate the taste of alcohol so they have to find a drink I'll actually finish. Also, I'm Irish so, you know, I should be good. XD (Yet, I hate the taste of alcohol? What kind of Irishwoman am I?)

If anyone lives in the Cambridge area, go see the Radcliffe Choral Society's fall concert! They're awesome!


Anyone else have epic Halloween plans? Awesome costumes? Niz has decided we're doing a racecar theme so she's a racecar driver and I'm a racecar. I don't know how I'm accomplishing that so I'm just letting her handle it.

And now I have to go put my clothes in the dryer and finish my homework before I'm off!

(Also, this means I will be pretty much absent from LJ for yet another week. And probably another week. School, ugh.)

ETA: BUT DON'T FORGET THE FIC FEST! Fuck Yeah, Harry/Hermione! Fic Fest 2010!
I think I might actually write something and then let other people see it. Shock!
 
 
Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
 
Lola
23 October 2010 @ 04:37
I JUST FINISHED MY ESSAY. FINALLY. IT IS SENT AND OUT OF MY LIFE.

What did I even write about? Fuck. If. I. Know. It is 4:30 in the morning and I can't feel my legs anymore. Crossing that bitch out on my list is gonna feel so good.

Even though I always procrastinate and finish at the last minute, I spent a ludicrous amount of time on that essay. I cannot do that again. The next paper is fifteen pages. I have extraordinary bullshit skills but I'm pretty sure that's not a thing I can do in a night. And I do not want to put myself through this again to find out.

I am in the free and clear to watch Merlin tomorrow and I am going to bed before sunrise tonight! Hallelujah and praise Jesus!
 
 
Mood: jubilantjubilant
Music: charlene kaye
 
 
Lola
21 October 2010 @ 21:25
Because I clearly need to give myself more things to do, Niz and I are contemplating holding a fic fest at Fuck Yeah Harry/Hermione sometime soon. 'Tis the seasons for pumpkins and there is desperate need for more fic in this fandom. We will not die out!

So, would anyone be interested in participating? People from Merlin fandom may be able to tell that I was inspired by all the delicious fun that's been had over at the Get Arthur & Gwen Laid Campaign.

Also, feel free to offer suggestions as I've never run one of these before. I have some ideas but I'm not sure how to structure the first one (hopefully there will be more if this is successful). What do you want to see? Prompts, drabble tag, recs, etc.? I don't even know, there's so many options.
 
 
Mood: blah:/
Music: charlene kaye
 
 
Lola
19 October 2010 @ 18:02
I'm going to class unwashed, in the clothes I was wearing yesterday. I fucking hate all-nighters for school. I have to stop doing this to myself.

Will I? Answer: no. I have been awake all these hours (30) and I still didn't finish all my work. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?

And so the lying to my professors begins in earnest this semester.

 
 
Mood: exhausted*self-loathing*
 
 
 
Lola
19 October 2010 @ 05:35
I had the most amazing weekend and homework is really bringing me down. I'm supposed to be writing an essay right now. Yeah. That's going well. (Actually, it kind of is. I'm thisclose to being done if I can just stop being myself for a second and focus.)

Friday night, I watched Pirates of the Caribbean and actually got work done (this is why I love drawing homework). I completely forgot how much I love that movie. Everyone is brilliant in it, just everyone.

Saturday was, of course, MERLIN DAY. (My friend wanted to meet up at the Met and I replied, "Well, Saturday is Merlin Day which, as you know, is a very important holiday in my religion.") This episode made me so happy! Elena! Angst! Faaaaaaaces! I found this to be a pretty accurate review.

The best part of Saturday was actually not Merlin, though (shock!). It was Potterpalooza featuring Harry and the Potters. Yes, I went to the concert of a Harry Potter based rock band and yes, I knew all the words to their songs. I love my nerdy school for hosting this party. They even had (freaking delicious) butterbeer and pumpkin tarts. I had a fantastic time and it was totally free.

On Sunday it got even more Potter-tastic. Two of my friends and I went down to the heart of Hipstertown (Williamsburg, Brooklyn) to see Darren Criss perform at Public Assembly. There were a surprising amount of fangirls there (and young ones, too, like 12 year olds) and MTV was covering the event (I'm assuming because Darren's going to be on Glee and is therefore about to become incredibly even more famous). There was a ridiculous two hour wait but we happened upon another Barnard student in line right in front of us so it was fun. We even confused the hipsters with our obscurity. People walking by asked what everyone was waiting in line for and we said Darren Criss and they were like, Darren... Criss? We were just like, he's internet famous. When we finally got in Joe Moses (Snape) and Jim Povolo (Goyle) were there and they were so nice about taking pictures with people and signing stuff.

Darren came on and played his set, broke four (FOUR!) strings on his guitar, and was so sweetly nervous and adorable. He sang some songs from AVPM/AVPS but mostly his original stuff which was amazing. (Listen here.) He was actually the opening act though many people came just for him. Public Assembly is small so we could see perfectly well even with all the people but it was still nice when the kids cleared out after he was finished. They totally missed out though.

By the way, someone (a boy) proposed to him with a ring pop so now he's married by ring pop law. Just letting you all know.

Charlene Kaye and the Brilliant Eyes were the actual headliner. I had never heard of her before but she and Darren have been friends for ages and they often perform together. I was blown away by her performance and her whole band. They were all so cute I nearly died. The drummer and his faces, the guitarist showing off, Charlene being so cute with the crowd. And there was a violinist/melodica player! I have such a kink for violins in pop/rock bands. She danced so adorably too. And there was the silent, brooding bassist of course. And another backup singer with whackadoodle hair and the cutest dress. So, basically, I fell in love with them all and I've been listening to Charlene Kaye on repeat since Sunday night.

LISTEN HERE. DOOO ITTTT. They (and Darren too) are all such amazing singers and musicians. I am in awe.

That was one of the best concerts I've ever been to, hands down.

And I'm just not going to think about the German and archaeology homework that brought me crashing back down.

...Except for right now when I go back to writing that paper. That's due today. (You guys, I am so good at school.)
 
 
Mood: tiredtired
Music: charlene kaye
 
 
Lola
06 October 2010 @ 23:28
I can't believe Wednesday's almost over. That means the week is almost over. The closer we are to Merlin! (And comfort!hugs!)

By the way, LJ, why are you sending me notifications for entries that don't exist and NOT sending notifications for entries that do? Horse apples, my friend, this is horse apples!


So I just got back from watching Raiders of the Lost Ark with GLAM (that's Gotham League of Archaeology Majors) because we are clearly the coolest club ever. Next we're thinking of having an ironic screening of Jurassic Park (see icon) because apparently we're also the most hipster club.

Between the awesome of meeting other archaeology majors and starting my new job in the history department, school has been going pretty well so far. Which is surprising, to say the least. And it's not even been too hectic (though that will change once production for Silence starts). Basically, this year kicks last year's ass. I absolutely love all of my classes, I have no stupid required classes that make me want to gouge my eyes out, I already have friends to hang out with, no roommate, a better job. Wow, I hadn't even thought about all that until just now. This makes me very happy. I'll have to revisit this entry whenever I get down.

Now that I'm all, on cloud nine and shit, I'm going to try and find a copy of Behemoth somewhere. The library is too slow but I don't want to buy it until it's in paperback (have to have a matching set). Has anyone read it yet? And The Lost Hero comes out next week! I still have The Demigod Files and Demigods and Monsters to read as well so that should keep me occupied until then. It is a good week for YA fiction.
 
 
Mood: happyhappy
 
 
Lola
03 October 2010 @ 03:39
Merlin, even if you don't make any sense sometimes, at least you make me laugh. Gawain, though? TOTALLY HOT. PLS TO BE STICKING AROUND. And that's basically the end of my coherency. My reactions are basically the same as everyone else's anyway.

Now on to interesting things I've done in the city recently.

23 September - Zombies vs. UnicornsCollapse )

Small interlude at home.Collapse )

Today - Eat Sleep Draw Walk Draw ThingCollapse )

Hopefully tomorrow will be as beautiful as today was because I want to go back to Central Park to do my drawing homework (two 2 hour drawings) as it is full of interesting things.


Oh and also, HAPPY OCTOBER! It's my favourite time of year. Apple cider, PUMPKIN FLAVOURED FOOD, cardigans, pretty colors, Halloween, and a thousand of every good thing.
 
 
Mood: contentcontent
 
 
Lola
29 September 2010 @ 23:06
Now that the deadline has officially passed for 101 Things in 1001 Days (jan1_2008) I felt it was time to reveal the list I've been working on for the past 2 and a bit years.

Here is the list of all the things I thought I could accomplish in 1001 days.

I was getting discouraged as I went down the list and kept typing FAIL, FAIL, FAIL but I realised I did accomplish more than half of the things I set out to so, all in all, not a complete waste. And it has reminded me of things I still want to do. Maybe I'll start another list on January 1, 2011.

At the end of the day, only $48 to donate to charity (one dollar for each unfinished thing) and a whole list of New Year's resolutions for 2011.



By the way, if anyone reads the list and notices a mistake (in html, grammar, counting of FAILs, etc.), please let me know. I want to make sure charity gets all the dollars it deserves but I've gone over the post so many times in the past few days that the words have started to blur over.


ETA: In the vein of revealing lists, I also thought I'd unlock my 2010 scrapbook while I was at it. You know, if anyone is interested in the things I've been up to.
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Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
 
 
Lola
28 September 2010 @ 23:59
I've had this list written down in a notebook for some time now but I'm only just posting it now because computer time has been very limited with the recent visits of family. But I've finally got it finished and typed and organized. Now it's time to get to work.



101 things in 1001 daysCollapse )
 
 
Mood: determineddetermined