Summer!

May. 19th, 2008 10:08 pm
keladry_lupin: (Summer Reading)
Summer -- as much of one as I'm going to get, with the exception of ten days in July -- starts tonight. I went to school, got my usual laptop out of the cupboard, and went over my final project with R, who was in the same accounting class as me last year. (She's very nice, if a bit reticent, and we ended up sitting next to each other this term. It was nice to get to know her a little better.) We reviewed our projects, one transaction at a time, then turned them in.

She went home; I stuck around. I'd brought about ten slices of white bread with me to feed to the rabbits. After I turned in my project to Dad, I closed up my bag and went out to the center of campus to socialize with the beasts for a bit. There are some feral cats on campus, too, and one of them was stalking a baby bunny by one of the bungalows. I kept hearing a noise that sounded like an apple or a stone hitting the grass; I think it was the rabbits themselves, warning each other that there was a predator nearby. (The baby got away, BTW. Poor kitty. But I would have said poor bunny, if the cat had been successful.) I fed the bread to the rabbits and went back to the classroom. Surfed LJ and e-mail until the last student was finished, then we packed up and went out for pie. I bought; I usually offer, and Dad almost always refuses unless there's a reason, like a thank-you for him doing my taxes. Taking my teacher out for dessert was one of those occasions. In addition to my pie (I took about 2/3 of it home; it's very rich), I ordered a huge salad for tomorrow's lunch.

So it was a good evening. Good company, yummy pie, and summer beckons. Now that school is out, I stopped by Target and picked up a copy of Twilight. It seems to be about a 3:1 ratio; for every three people on my flist who like it, there's one who loathes it. I'm going to start reading tomorrow. Cradle Robber's daughter (she's 13) read it, loved it, and passed it on to her mother, who loves it, too. They've both been enthusiastically encouraging me to read it for months. Cradle Robber knew I'd love Harry Potter, and she's let me borrow other books that I've really enjoyed, so while she doesn't understand me entirely, she knows when I definitely will like something.

Edit: this is the first time she's been wrong. It's CRAP.
keladry_lupin: (In Your Brains)
Papa Lupin called today. I earned an A in my accounting course. Barely. 180 points out of a possible 200. (If I hadn't been there the night of an in-class extra credit group project -- 5 points -- I would have gotten a B for the semester.)

Four As were given, one of them to me and another to my study partner, Lisa. We're both going on to the next accounting course in the fall, and we're both taking Peachtree (an accounting software program) in the spring from Papa Lupin. So she and I will be hanging out sporadically over the summer to keep in touch, and it'll give her some "Me" time. (She's a stay-at-home mom with two boys, and she loves it, but she does need some "Me" time once in a while.)

Hmmm.

Aug. 5th, 2006 09:18 am
keladry_lupin: (Can Anyone See ...)
I've just discovered the value of adding tags to journal entries, and am trying to standardize mine, so that stuff is easy to find when I go looking. I have potterverse, fanfiction, meme (that's gonna yield a huge number of entries), rl, professor cutie-pie, and rant, among other things.

But what's the opposite of a rant? I rant when things are just going horrible, and I must vent. But what do I call it when I've had such an amazingly fabulous day that I have to gush? Should I just call it a gush?

Speaking of which, ALL HAIL FINAL EXAMS! 'Cause that means school's out.

I got to make Dad laugh, just before the final exam. He said it would be a crime if I didn't continue in accounting. I said I was planning on continuing with another of his classes in the spring, but I just can't become an accountant. He asked why, and I replied, "I don't play golf."
keladry_lupin: (Default)
... was interesting. )

Yeshterday

May. 21st, 2006 02:52 pm
keladry_lupin: (Default)
Yesterday was a good day. Busy, but very, very good: )

(Yes, once in a while I actually write something about myself, instead of pasting meme results!)

Ah, School

Feb. 9th, 2006 05:19 pm
keladry_lupin: (Squee)
The Start of Another Semester with Teh Cutie-Pie Professor )
keladry_lupin: (Default)
I heard that phrase on TV yesterday, and I've been using it ever since. An apt description, yes? I've been in a turkey coma since Thursday evening, with the Thanksgiving holiday. Two turkey dinners (Mom and I fixed one, and brother Jimbo the other, two days later), and leftovers in between. There isn't anything here to eat except turkey, or the side dishes that we've cooked up!

And I've taken several naps in these last four days, too. Making up for lost time -- I had a term paper due Wednesday night, so I hardly slept in the nights leading up to my astronomy class. I started research about a week before I left for England, but I was still doing research this last Monday night.

*****

I know, this is the third time (at least) that this B52s piece has been my song of the day. What can I say? I'm in a groovy mood, dude.
keladry_lupin: (Default)
Bless my Digital Media teacher. I had no idea the kind of artwork you can do on the computer! Of course, the two icons I've patched together tonight are done via Paint, but I have an icon now! Three of 'em, actually; I borrowed the iBrow one from the erstwhile Rickman_Daily page, and made the other two this evening.

I'm about seven weeks into it now, but I do want to reiterate: I love school. I'm having the time of my life, despite the fact that I'm not getting any sleep this term. I take Drawing, Astronomy, and Introduction to Digital Media (which is a fancy way of saying, "crash course on Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign").

My astronomy class, especially, is most excellent. *COUGH* cute teacher *COUGH* Yeah, he's a cute geek, which is right up my alley. Tall, lanky, ginger-haired. Now, you all can tell from my name that I adore the geeky werewolf Marauder dude (especially when played by David Thewlis.). But I kid you not, when my astronomy professor walked into the classroom that first night, I sat bolt upright in my chair and thought, "It's Remus Lupin."

Ten minutes into his first lecture, I decided that every girl needs a teacher crush from time to time.

What can I say? I also am a geek, but I like to think that I am what I refer to as a lipstick geek -- I'm too eccentric to fit in with the cool people and I don't dumb myself down for a man or anyone, but at the same time, even though I'm huge and lumpy and frumpy, I make an effort to present myself as something other than a sexless spinster library assistant.

It helps that I'm very enthusiastic about the subject. I haven't studied physics or higher maths yet, but I've been looking up a the night sky (and reading about it, too) for twenty years, so I consider myself to be a veteran stargazer. But I do participate in the lectures (though only when it's apparent that no one else knows the answer; I don't want to be so annoying and know-it-all-ish that the other kids will beat me up after class).

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