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Jul. 14th, 2010 @ 11:01 pm (no subject)
Gratuitous "stay alive, LJ" post.  I have some fun undergrad adventures recorded here for posterity, as it happens, and I'd be sad to lose them.
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Nov. 27th, 2006 @ 09:39 pm (no subject)
Current Music: Billy Talent-- Fallen Leaves
So, on occasion, my mother randomly watches television shows with Jai and I. Oh, she pretends she's not, but she's as big a Supernatural fangirl as the rest of us. But the point of the story: she was watching Doctor Who with us tonight, and there's the denouement, where the Doctor and Rose are wrapped around each other, grinning like idiots. Mom turns to me and says "You know, I think they're doing things together in their telephone booth."

My mom ships Ten/Rose. It's so cute.
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Oct. 9th, 2006 @ 05:52 pm (no subject)
Current Location: my kitchen
Current Mood: distresseddistressed
Current Music: Peggy Lee -- Night and Day
See, the problem with being a slacker, unmotivated bitch is that you sit down at the kitchen table at 11 AM and tell yourself: "Self, I'm going to get this damned literature search finished today!" and then you proceed to work in 20-minute increments interspersed with vast amounts of goofing off and all of a sudden, you look up and say "OMG, WHERE IS THE SUN GONE?" on account of the fact that it's 6 o'clock now.

As they say: oh excrement, I am about to die.
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Sep. 23rd, 2006 @ 05:50 pm (no subject)
Current Location: the sunroom
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
Current Music: The stars -- your ex-lover is dead
I am jittering out of my mind from way too much tea and research and no biologist has written anything, *ever*, about the habitat preferences and dietary requirements of rock cod and I am. So. Damned. Tired. of researching northwest Atlantic inshore fish I could vomit everywhere.

In other news, Jared Padalecki's certainly hot, isn't he?
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Sep. 5th, 2006 @ 12:38 am (no subject)
Current Location: my bed
Current Mood: sadsad
Why was I apparently the last person on Earth to find out Steve Irwin died?

Also, giant earwig that just crawled out from under my laptop? You are not cool. Please die immediately.
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Jul. 20th, 2006 @ 10:48 pm (no subject)
We were walking along the cliff trail today towards Hannam's Cove at the end of the island. It was hot, and the sun was refelcting off the stillest, calmest water I've ever seen. There was this weird noise, though, every so often, like gusting breath. When we got out of the trees, we looked out over the water and saw a minke whale and her calf just drifting on the surface about two hundred yard out. Then another two whales swam into the bay. So we sat on the boardwalk in sun, swinging our legs out over the cliff, and listened to the whales breathing.
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Jun. 21st, 2006 @ 02:37 pm MOD, are you out there?
Current Location: Leading Tickles
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: RHCP: Dani California
This is a monumental occasion. The wireless has been hooked up in Wherethefuck, Newfoundland.

I like this place, despite my affectionate title for it. My bedroom window looks straight out over the water, we have cable, and my housemates and I take turns creating culinary masterpieces (spaghetti a la swedish chef --- explosive!)

The work is pretty fun, but hard; the upside is that I get to wear a big ol' orange survival suit that makes me look like an obese starfish. However, I can wear it stripped down to my waist with a black tank and it looks very bad-ass :)

A lobster nearly broke my thumb yesterday.

My hair is starting to grow out, and after a few hours in the salt spray, I can wear it in pigtails very reminiscent of Red the Fraggle.

The wind finally died today, so all the fisherman went out to the crab pots and left us stranded. Since the capelin haven't started spawning yet, today has been declared Internet and Laudry Day.

I miss you all very much, and I might be back to visit next weekend. Send me letters!!
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Jun. 12th, 2006 @ 07:49 pm (no subject)
I am back from England.

I had fun.

I am gone again on Wednesday for at least a month.

I just cut my hair really short. 1940s film-star short.

I have to pack again, and I'd rather be in Hell with a broken back.
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May. 22nd, 2006 @ 08:03 pm I hate the fucking rain.
Current Location: Harlow
Current Mood: amusedamused
Hey, my lovelies in other lands and other occupations. I'm not dead in a London gutter, just very busy. The coursework has kept us constantly on the road, so we're never around. We went to a bird reserve in Suffolk today and saw the ocean for the first time in three weeks! Granted, it was the North Sea and it was pouring rain and blowing a gale, but still. Ocean! I think our guide thought we were insane. We're just missing our marine habitat.

In other news, it's been raining since early last week, and I think I have trench foot. My sneakers haven't been dry since Wednesday.

This weekend we went to London, where we were terribly productive. Friday night, Rebecca and I went with her parents to see Hay Fever, the Noel Coward play starring Judi Dench. The play was hilarious, the seats were awesome, and then we did a runner through the rain to the Ivy, where we had dinner at a very Spanish hour (midnight). Best food ever.

Saturday, we went to the National Gallery and I saw The Fighting Temeraire! Glee! Sunday, Rebecca, Brianna and I went to Spitzfield / Spittlefield / Spitfeld (something to do with Spit) Market near Liverpool Street. It's part of the old garment district, so it's all clothes and textiles and jewelry and is very cool. Then we went to the Tower of London and suggested that if they had any crowns that they weren't using (there were lots of spares), we'd take them off their hands. Who knew Beefeaters carried AK-47s under their hats?

And we were totally going to go see the Da Vinci Code in Leicester Square last night, but it was sold out. So we had to go see The Crazy Man in MI-3. But it was actually good! I swear! Much better than the second one.

Ugh. I have 2 fieldbook entries to write up and I'm out of Jack Daniels. Lassie, send help.
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May. 11th, 2006 @ 08:19 pm Eeep.
Current Location: Harlow
Current Mood: dorkydorky
When I get home, ask me about the rhinoceros at Whipsnade that was *very* happy to see us. It's too obscene to render to text.
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