(2) Sat Nov 01 2003 17:08 Blue skies, LaLaLa:
The rain is like a breath of fresh air in this war-torn country. (The country isn't really war-torn, but the southern part of the state is fire-torn.)The bad news is, the chances for Rob's house are not looking good. I feel so bad for everyone who's lost their homes. I can't imagine what it would be like. Just awful, I'm sure.
The good news is, I got to see Laura and Marisa. I had a really fun halloween and I was a super-cool fairy. The highlight of the evening was an adorable owl, and there was also a witch. I got really excited and asked if she was from Harry Potter, but she didn't know what I said and had to consulte her parents before saying "Si". Just goes to show the universality of Harry Potter. (Ginny Ginny)
"I think I'm just not special" - me.
"You are special, Rachel. In soo many ways."- Laura
Sun Nov 02 2003 12:28:
I had a dream that I was apologising to Jennie for my stuff being all over, and she said "It's ok, just don't fall out of the bed, because then you'd take up the whole floor."
Why has the weekend o' fun gone by so quickly? On the brighter side, Phil and I had fun wandering Santa Monica last night, I took the bus for the first time, and I got an aplication for Express.
"You are so obsessed with movies." - me
"Because you don't know the meaning of obsession at all!" - Phil
Sun Nov 02 2003 17:19 A V. Bad Thing:
Three words: leftover Halloween Candy. Let the Holiday Dieting Games begin!!!
(2) Mon Nov 03 2003 10:02 Bad times ahead...:
Except, not really ahead, because they are now. Cheering is needed.
Mon Nov 03 2003 11:02:
"The growth of political cooperation also reflected a growing growth of political voice."
(1) Mon Nov 03 2003 23:27:
Bad times have gone awayish. I am happier now. I love you all!
This site was the ninth result for a yahoo search on "la vie en rose". How about that?
(2) Tue Nov 04 2003 21:01:
One more month until I can eat cheetos again. *Wistful sigh*. I am going job hunting tomorrow. After I discuss my research paper with my professor. "LA is the typical example of how they don't want cities to develop" she said today, meaning Eastern Europe, meaning inequality. I am soo taking off this 8th Grade Blue nail polish from Halloween.
Yesterday I came to a realization. My Econ professor is exactly how I pictured Umbridge. Minus the bow and pink cardigan. And evilness. Though not the self importance.
Let's just HOPE that none of my professors/TAs run across my weblog. Or atleast certain ones of them. I always have to remember to not include my signature when I send them emails.
(3) Tue Nov 04 2003 23:27:
Would someone like to EXPLAIN to me WHY it is NECESSARY to SCREW UP my GE requiremnets NOW??? Is it TOO MUCH TO ASK to have ONE SET of requirement for the whole time? Instead of having me THINK I need ONE THING when TWO QUARTERS BEFORE GRADUATION it MAGICALLY CHANGES to SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT??????
WHY?? WHY? WHY? I ask you, WHY? and HOW?
Wed Nov 05 2003 23:17 Can't get enough:
rachnmi (11:01:37 PM): I need to go back
luvmeeshee (11:01:48 PM): me too, I am almost out of Ribena
rachnmi (11:02:26 PM): My roommate came back from sussex, and she brought me Nivea deodarant AND a Sophie Kinsella book
luvmeeshee (11:02:38 PM): OHHH
Wed Nov 05 2003 23:21:
I went to Whole Foods and bought a salad, even though I shouldn't have, as I'll probably have to be paying an extra portion of rent because PEOPLE SUCK! But there was no food in the apt that I wasn't sick to death of eating and it was yummy, a salade nicoise. I don't think I've had one since... Nice! Then Jennie&co brought me a taco, and I HAD to eat it because they brought it to me! *gains ten pounds--and not the good kind*
"Study! Write a paper!" - Jennie
"I don't HAVE a paper!" - me
"Write one anyway, for fun. Suffer with me!!" -Jennie
(2) Thu Nov 06 2003 13:06 Tonks here I come!!:
And mommy, and Gretel...
My dreams are becoming too vivid. It's a sign of sleeping disorder. I'm sure I've got one--sometimes I sleep for 12 hours, yet one the weekdays I'm lucky to get 5 because I can't fall asleep. Anyways, today in PS the prof announced we would be getting back our papers and I turned to the girl next to me and said "Did'nt we already get them back?" Or maybe I am just psychic, because I remember thinking while walking to PS that I would have to do a really good job on the Cold War paper to make up for the B I got on this one.
Fri Nov 07 2003 11:03 I have a purring kitty on my lap right now. :
That's all I really wanted to say. I am a Happy Girl.
(7) Fri Nov 07 2003 22:07:
Everyonce in a while Mom (who is working on geneology) will interrupt me (who is working on Uncle John's Christmas scrapbook)and say something like "This guy is married to himself," or "This guy is married to a girl, than married to a boy," or "This guy has a child 100 years before he is born". Or my favourite, So and So the Queen of France, related to us by 5 generations of "unknowns". Honestly!
I think I am reverting to my vegetarian stage. Lately the idea of meat has been very unappealing.
Sun Nov 09 2003 21:10:
Took Gretel for a walk wearing my pj's. (Me, not her.) Got lots of stares. So it goes.
"And that's not just my opinon, it's the truth!" -Mom
Happy Birthday to Jen!!! (though she never reads this...)
Playing hookey tomorrow and going back Tuesday. Spending my time sleeping, eating, and reading about the Cold War. Mostly the first two.
(7) Tue Nov 11 2003 15:35 FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED!:
We're 3 fun-loving females seeking a fourth female roommate who is easy going, studious, and clean. The apartment move in date is negotiable.
The apartment is a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom with 2 balconies and a fireplace. We have dsl, cable, and laundry facilities. You would be sharing a room with one other girl=)
*The room has a private bathroom
*A spacious walk in closet and another large sliding door closet.
*Right across the street from Parking lot 2 (Hilgard & Westholme Ave)
*Gated parking space comes with room
*Rent is $525.00
Tue Nov 11 2003 16:28 Oh blast...:
Not only did I leave my pizza at home, I forgot to get batteries. What does that mean? I'll have to buy some. With my non-existant money. Or go insane. Fabitty fab fab.
Tue Nov 11 2003 22:38 Quote from Jennie:
Why do midterms happen to good people? Why?
Wed Nov 12 2003 11:44:
There are TONS of books on British Foriegn Policy and European Integration in Young Reseach Library. I am in Nerd Heaven.
(1) Wed Nov 12 2003 22:52:
POA trailer is out!! Happiness abounds!
Related quote: "I can't believe we still have to wait 7 months!" - Me "Hey, remember when it was a year? We're making progress!" - Jen
(1) Thu Nov 13 2003 16:53:
Me: *goes to get French paper* "Bonjour".
Ma Prof: "Where is you paper?"
Me: *had heart attack*
Luckily, she belives I turned it in, so I just have to put another copy in her mail box tomorrow. Unfortunately, I still have the same problem as before: MY PAPER SUCKS! And now it's really going to stand out in her mind. Why oh why oh WHY do I hafta be soo bad at French? I mean, for the amount of time and effort I put into that 2 1/2 page dump I could've written a beautiful 10 pager History something.
On the bright side, my ))))0000 key has decided to fix itself.
Thu Nov 13 2003 20:19:
Dinner. Ramen. Again.
(2) Sat Nov 15 2003 11:09:
"Many students don't know how to make healthful food choices," says Dr. Shuldman. "A diet of Ramen noodles night after night just won't cut it."
Sun Nov 16 2003 15:09:
Sometimes it seems like all I ever do is write.
Click, click, click: the sound of my keyboard typing away. See how studious I am?
(3) Sun Nov 16 2003 23:39:
I've discovered I have a wicked streak of delicious torment.
Some people might not get my sense of humour. I'm ok with that.
(2) Mon Nov 17 2003 12:25:
Things to survive til Christmas (and ONE MONTH of FREEDOM!):
(1) Roommate to find, Econ Final, Econ proj, Poly Sci final, Poly Sci paper (due tomorrow yeech!), French papier, French examen, Euro St research paper
(2) Econ quizzes, EU weeklies, sessions of registering for class
(3) Euro St lectures
(4) Econ lectures, French lectures
(5) Poly Sci lectures
Mon Nov 17 2003 15:56:
*stabs self with salad fork* (yes, I am eating SALAD!)
I hate writing papers. No, not really. I just hate trying to get started. And who cares about the Cold War, anyway? It's OVER!! And, no, not ONLY because of Reagan.
"Well, that means your computer is @#$%! up"--Andy, after I described my symptoms. "Fabulous. EXACTLY what I wanted to hear!"
Mon Nov 17 2003 20:12:
Me: Will I finish this paper before midnight? Magic 8 Ball: Yes. Here's to hoping.
Update: "How do people like us get into UCLA?" - me. "It's magic." - Jennie
(8) Tue Nov 18 2003 12:57:
I've decided not to go to grad school. Okay, so I haven't so much decided as can't. Here's why: I was supposed to take the GRE's about two weeks ago. Obviously, I didn't. Ok, but I could take them in December (I think) except that I can't, because it costs $115 and I don't have $115. I don't even have enough money to pay rent. Oh, I have enough to pay my portion of rent--just--but not what I actually have to pay because @#$%%^ decided to $%^&*$%^!!! And that's not even getting into the, what, $50? for each application... Or what I'm going to be eating for the next who-knows-how-long until I can actually find a job. Ramen, I guess.
I'm going to go cry in a corner now. Except that I can't even do that, because I have to work on an assignment due in two hours.
(1) Wed Nov 19 2003 16:50 Better (ish):
I registered to take the GREs next Sunday--apparantly I was confused about when I could actually take them. Thanks for clearing that up, Michelle. I put it on my credit card.
I hope I can put the application I am working on now on my credit card, too.
Fri Nov 21 2003 18:23:
Got my transcript requests in. Just need one more person for letters of rec. My kitty is hurt, Poor Baby! And I went to a luncheon with the Dutch ambassador today. V. interesting. Transatlantic relations. *hugs* to the Dutch, our oldest friends!
(2) Fri Nov 21 2003 18:43:
Oh, yeah, and I had first pass today. Realized I was confused about a class I REALLY should take (American Foreign Policy) and its actually at the same time as (count them) three other classes I wanted to take. Not only that, there's TWO lectures of that class, and they're BOTH at the same time! Explain that to me! If I had a time turner, yeah, maybe I could be taking all the classes I wanted to. So I randomly decided to take History of Ancient Political Thought, and if I get into Celtic mythology and Oceanography (#$%^^ GEs) then I'll be happy. Too bad about the Euro St humanities that sounds really interesting... But I'm petitioning for my other humanities credit, and do I really wanna take 5 classes?? Do I??
Fri Nov 21 2003 21:54 Found on Jennie's Xanga:
Rachel (cool roommate): Jennie! Jennie! Jennie!
Rachel: I don't wanna write a paper.
Rachel: *pulls blanket over head* *silence*
(1) Sat Nov 22 2003 00:05 Since I can't figure out how to upload photos:
check out my pictures.
(1) Sat Nov 22 2003 18:45:
Mommy came to take me to lunch today. Well, see came for something else, but took me to lunch, too. Yummy food. I am getting spoiled lately.
Weekend of research papers, feeling guilty because I should start French, and Grad School apps. And missing my kitty. Tuesday!
Sat Nov 22 2003 22:35 Another death in the apt:
I think I left the hotpot plugged in. Oops. Now we have to boil water the old-fashioned way. On the stove.
(3) Sun Nov 23 2003 00:53 Hello to everyone I don't know!:
My life must be appealing to read about, somehow, for people who don't even know me. In the last week I've had three emails from complete strangers.
(3) Sun Nov 23 2003 19:52:
"I don't know if you should be reading this, but something about eating makes me not care."--Chris
"I guess I just bring out the bite in you"--Chris. "That could so easily be misconstrued."--me. "Not if you add more construe to it!"--Chris
"I LOVED it! I totally reminded me of England!"--me. "Especially that time when you ran into JKR and she said 'He's going to grow up and marry you! Isn't that what you want to hear?'"--Chris. "Yesss!"--me.
Mon Nov 24 2003 16:40 Word to the Wise:
NEVER TRANSFER!! It is a royal pain in the rear and will HAUNT you for the REST OF YOUR LIFE!
(3) Tue Nov 25 2003 21:05:
Traffic SUCKS! There was an accident on Sepulveda pass and it took me an HOUR to get from my apt to the Getty exit. That's what, 5 miles? And it was BRRR all the way through the mountains. Doesn't help that the sun roof on my car is stuck open so I had the draft from that blowing on me the whole way down. *sigh* I live a ghetto life.
And I'm SOO looking forward to the LONG drive up to SF tomorrow.
(2) Thu Nov 27 2003 13:30:
Safe in SF and having a good time. Traffic wasn't so bad as I thought it would be. We'll see about tomorrow.
I wish I had brought something other to read than French. I thought that would mean I would be forced into reading French, but really it means I'm not reading anything. I shall try again, but OH, these books are impossible to read.
Fri Nov 28 2003 21:43 Mary Kay Open House Tomorrow! :
Please come and do your Christmas shopping!
(1) Sun Nov 30 2003 08:45 Back and safe in LA:
Yes, already. I left at 6:30 to avoid the traffic. Now a bit jittery from tiredness, I guess, and nerves--GREs in a couple of hours, then it's study hell from now until Fri Dec 12.
Sun Nov 30 2003 17:51:
Hide me from the real world...
Sun Nov 30 2003 19:52:
I know! I still have a no-EU weekly left. I think I will use it now. I'll probably regret it next week when I am even more hectic and stressed than I am now (wait... is that even possible?) but oh well, here's to instant gratification! And simecon... ugh.
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