rynne: (cold Eowyn)
So today was my 23rd birthday. Not been the best birthday I've ever had. I made plans to go have pizza and drinks with some friends, but everyone ended up canceling on me. Everyone. I probably should not have tried for plans on a Thursday night, even if the Thursday is my actual birthday.

It's been drizzly/rainy, but not hard enough that I can actually hear it, so it's been more an inconvenience than a nice soothing noise. My internet/computer hates me no less today than it usually does.

Well, at least I don't have homework tonight since I did it all yesterday, and my family and best friend from home called. *sigh*

Otherwise not much has been happening. I've been doing a lot of LSAT practice and got a 167 on my last practice test, and I still have three weeks until the actual test, so I'm pleased with my progress. School is going well, though I'm pretty busy since I'm taking all upper-division courses.

Writing is not going so well. I've just...not wanted to, and it shows, because everything I try to write sucks monkey balls. Gah. I've grown less interested in writing fic, but I've got a Doctor Who virtual season fic to write, except that right now I suck. Gah, again.

Well hasn't this been a happy birthday... *sigh*
rynne: (huh?)
As might be somewhat apparent from my last few entries, I've been getting back into Final Fantasy VII lately (that fandom has some of my favorite time travel redos. :p), and today I thought I might try playing Dirge of Cerberus. I got it back when it came out, before I realized it was a third-person shooter, but that genre really isn't my thing so I never actually played it. It's just now that I've been reading more FFVII fic that I see it rather heavily used, and I want to know what happens in more detail than Wikipedia tells me.

*sigh* I couldn't even make it through the tutorial before I got annoyed and pissed at the controls. Especially the camera. People were shooting at me and I couldn't even figure out how to get the camera to look at them so I could shoot back. I've only ever played one third-person shooter in my life (Jet Force Gemini--old N64 game), and I liked that one well enough to replay it several times, but on the whole it's never been a genre I found particularly attractive.

Maybe I'll try it again over the next few days--see if I can at least make it through the tutorial before wanting to throw my controller against the wall. As frustrating as the camera was, it's equally frustrating to think I'll be defeated by being unable to figure out a damn camera. And I really do want to see the story. It's just--it's a Final Fantasy! Why'd they have to make it a damn third-person shooter? *trying not to gnash teeth*

In other, much less frustrating news, today I spoke to my roommate in London. Her plane gets in about half an hour after mine does, so we're going to share a mini-cab to our homestay. It'll be nice not to do the entire trip alone, even if it's only for the very last leg that I'll have someone with me.
rynne: (facepalm Mulan)
Urgh. Urgh urgh urgh.

I just came back from taking my dog for a walk. I don't really like walking the dog, but my parents are gone so they can't and I had to. So today I was just walking along, trying not to get too annoyed at the tumbleweeds, when I noticed something in my dog's mouth.

He'd picked up like half a dead squirrel and was chewing on it.

Gah. I tried to get it away from him, but he's strong. I was able to tear away the leg that was sticking out of his mouth, which is BIG FAT URGH all on its own, but I couldn't get the rest of it away. And then he ate it.

I washed my hands when I got back because URGH I TOUCHED DEAD SQUIRREL. But also, my dog ATE dead squirrel. Gah.

Another reason not to like walking the dog. *sigh*

In other news, I have not watched any new Torchwood yet. Yesterday I worked, and today I've been working on my Remix. First I finish Remix, then I can watch Torchwood.

My next day off is next Monday. Gah. I hate working basically full time for only seven bucks an hour... I mean, it does get me more money at even that measly wage, but it still feels like a lot of work for not much reward.
rynne: (hug me?)
omfg my jaw hates me. I think I pretty definitely have TMJ considering that joint is sore and swollen. And I think it's doing something to one of the tendons in my neck (or at least, I'm pretty sure it's a tendon). And my ear constantly itches. This weekend has not been fun, since I am also crampy, and I lost an hour of sleep because of stupid daylight savings, and there's research that I should have done this weekend except I am so not in the mood for trying to figure out the legislative process of Bush's faith-based initiatives.

The student health center is not open on weekends, which I think is stupid. I might go in tomorrow to see if they can do anything to help, but last time I went they could really only give me a tentative diagnosis and tell me to set up an appointment with a dentist. Which I did, but my own dentist back at home, so it's going to be a week before I can get to that. And if my jaw acts like this all week, I don't know what I'm going to do.

Damn. I really think I should be too young for chronic pain disorders. *sigh*
rynne: (cold Eowyn)
So at the end of December, I had a period of about three or four days where my ear was really hurting and I didn't know why. I thought it might be an ear infection, and figured that I'd talk to my parents about finding a doctor, but then it went away and I let it go.

Now it came back. For the past few days, my ear has been hurting, enough so that it's hard to sleep on it (I'm a side sleeper, and can't sleep when I'm not on my side). This time there was jaw pain as well, especially when chewing.

Today I went to see someone at the school health center, and she said it might be TMJ, or pain in my temporomandibular joint. I looked it up and it makes sense given that that's basically where the pain is, and it does hurt to chew, and it says it's commonly mistaken for ear pain. But looking at wikipedia's list of causes, I'm not sure what caused mine (if TMJ is what it is), since I don't grind my teeth, or chew gum or my nails, or neglect my teeth. The person I saw today suggested I see a dentist for a proper diagnosis, so I think I'll talk to my parents about doing that when I go home for spring break.

Now another annoying thing is that yesterday my parents emailed and said that my little sister is thinking about coming to visit me for her spring break. This would be completely awesome and I'd love to have her, but I don't know where she'd stay. Now I want to talk to my RA and see if there are any options, or if she has any suggestions, but she's not here. She wasn't here last night, and she hasn't been here all afternoon, and she seems to not be here very often.

Am I being unreasonable to think this is not a good thing for an RA? I mean, the entire point of a resident assistant is to be available to your residents for questions and assistance. Yeah, I'm living in an upperclassmen dorm where maybe she thinks that people already know how dorm living works and therefore don't need her that often, and I really don't need her that often, but when I do need her, I'd like to be able to find her within twenty-four hours, at least. Of course she has her own life, but why apply to be an RA if you're not willing to spend time to be available to your residents? She seems to be gone far more often than she's around, and it's annoying.
rynne: (angry!Ron)
I am never using googledocs to write fic again.

Normally I just use MS Word, but for this last fic I tried using googledocs, so I could just flip between tabs rather than programs.

But then it kept fucking up the spacing every time I opened the document. First it just eliminated lines between paragraphs, and then at the end of the fic it started eliminating paragraphs, so that it ended up in one big block of text.

Now the big block of text is bigger, and has my beta's comments interspersed in so it's just long inches of what the hell at the bottom of my fic. Now I have to find my paragraphs and separate them from beta comments and just argh.

Googledocs, you suck.
rynne: (you're a star)
I'm thinking I will soon need a new power cord--it seems like I can't shift my computer an inch without the damn thing deciding it can't feel the cord.

Dear Apple,

Why are replacement power cords $79? Seriously? Almost eighty dollars for a cable? Hmph. I'm probably going to have to pay it, since I might go insane without my computer, but I think that's a bit excessive.

No love,
me.

Here's the OTP meme, gacked from...so many people. :p Let's see if I can actually think of 15 OTPs and ways to describe them that aren't too obvious or too obscure...

Pick up to 15 OTPs.
Describe them in 15 words or fewer.
Have your flist guess the OTP.

1. At first she wanted to kill him, then she defied her last command. (Luke/Mara, Star Wars, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] thistlerose)
2. He flew across the ocean to be with her in the middle of an international crisis. (Josh/Donna, The West Wing, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tsukara)
3. She's his one in five billion. (Mulder/Scully, X-Files, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] arabian)
4. He has turned the world upside down and he's done it all for her. (Jareth/Sarah, Labyrinth, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tsukara, and [livejournal.com profile] ariastar)
5. No more will she delight only in songs of war. (Faramir/Eowyn, Lord of the Rings, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] thistlerose and [livejournal.com profile] gehayi)
6. Living together, and joint Christmas presents. (Remus/Sirius, Harry Potter, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] canis_m, [livejournal.com profile] thistlerose, [livejournal.com profile] ariastar, and [livejournal.com profile] gehayi)
7. That's the name that keeps him fighting. (Doctor/Rose, Doctor Who, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] fiery_twilight, [livejournal.com profile] thistlerose, [livejournal.com profile] ariastar, and [livejournal.com profile] gehayi)
8. They have an Arrangement. (Crowley/Aziraphale, Good Omens, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] polaris_starz, [livejournal.com profile] ariastar, and [livejournal.com profile] gehayi)
9. Building the Republic of Heaven right where they are. (Will/Lyra, His Dark Materials, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] polaris_starz, [livejournal.com profile] thistlerose, [livejournal.com profile] ariastar, and [livejournal.com profile] gehayi)
10. "Placetne, magistra?" "Placet." (Peter/Harriet, Lord Peter Wimsey, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] thistlerose and [livejournal.com profile] gehayi)
11. Death cannot stop true love, only delay it for a little while. (Westley/Buttercup, The Princess Bride, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tsukara, [livejournal.com profile] thistlerose, [livejournal.com profile] ariastar, and [livejournal.com profile] gehayi)
12. He thinks of her blazing look right before sacrificing himself. (Harry/Ginny, Harry Potter, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] thistlerose and [livejournal.com profile] gehayi)
13. A former assassin who finds home with a naive but generous girl. (Kenshin/Kaoru, Rurouni Kenshin, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] canis_m)
14. Dear Joss Whedon: happy couples are not necessarily boring. (Wash/Zoe, Firefly, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tsukara and [livejournal.com profile] gehayi)
15. He was arrogant and she was biased. (Elizabeth/Darcy, Pride and Prejudice, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] canis_m and [livejournal.com profile] gehayi)
rynne: (scully the sleeping beauty)
Today I turned in my Oceanography final, which makes me done with that class. Now the question there is should I go to the last class or not? If I don't go, I won't miss anything, and I'll get a chance to sleep in and have time to go to the de-stress fest the campus is offering. (They offer head and neck massages, which I could totally use.) Really, the only reason I would go to class is for a sense of duty, but when I've already turned in the final exam...

I spent most of tonight trying to finish my final essay for my American Lit class. This is the one where I had such difficulty thinking of a topic. I did finally think of a topic, and one that I had no trouble talking about for the required amount of pages, but right now I'm in the conclusion and having trouble synthesizing my argument. XD I know exactly what I want to say there, but I can't think of a way to say it. So I think I'm going to take time off of school for a bit and see if the proper words come to me tomorrow.

I also think that my roommate should not set her alarm to go off more than an hour before she gets up, even if she is going to hit the snooze button. I don't even know how much before her getting up it was, but I do know that it was more than an hour before I got up, and I'm always out of the room before she gets up. I don't appreciate being waken up more than an hour before I have to be, especially after I had difficulty sleeping the night before, and especially when I always have difficulty going back to sleep after being waken up.

I'm so tired right now. *snoozes*
rynne: (college)
Jesus bloody Christ, I want this bloody cough to go the hell away. I've been hacking ALL DAY. It feels like five minutes can't go by without me coughing.

Other than that, I'm feeling better. Especially now that I'm not so stressed out about this paper I had due tomorrow, because I emailed the teacher and told her I was sick and stressed, and she gave me an extension. Whoo! It seems a very little thing, but I'm actually rather proud of myself for that, because two years ago when I was having my mini-meltdown I was too embarrassed to tell my teachers when I couldn't handle something and therefore never got extensions and, well, failed half my classes. I'm always pleased at knowing I can handle things better now.

And the teacher of my earliest class tomorrow is also sick and canceled it, so I do not have to get up earlier than I normally would. Win!

I also have a tentative schedule for spring. Three 300-level classes (my first, actually) and one 200. Two Politics and Government, one Connections (a core requirement), and then American Lit I for my major. I'm a bit nervous about being able to handle the load, but I am a junior now and I'd have to start taking mostly-upper division courses soon anyway, and I am actually doing quite well this semester. But yeah. Bit nervy.

Wow, my shoulders are really tense. There's nothing I'd love so much right now as a massage. *sigh*
rynne: (bookstack)
So for the past several days, I've been eagerly waiting for books I ordered from Barnes and Noble. They were scheduled to be delivered today, so when I woke up this morning, I checked my email, saw that I had a package notification, and was like YAY.

Except when I picked up the package, it was...not a box full of books. Which made me sad. And I was like o.O what is this? On the back it said something about financial institutions, and I thought, bank? But I got my debit card yesterday--why would my bank send me a package?

I'd forgotten that I'd ordered more deposit slips over a week ago. XD And you know, of course I need the deposit slips, but I WANT MY BOOKS. I just checked my order status, and it says the package was delivered an hour ago, but I guess it just hasn't been processed at the mail center here yet. *sigh* I want it to be done soon, because I have to work today from 12-4, and the mail center package pick-up closes at 4:30, so I'd be cutting it close if I had to rush there after work to get my package, and I really don't want to wait another day. Gah. *impatient as hell*

Also I saw in my email that Netflix received one of the DVDs I sent back, which makes me a bit worried, because it made me realize that I didn't get that received notice for the DVD I sent back a few days ago. And normally that'd be like, eh, whatever, except that I sent my absentee ballot request form at the same time. So if Netflix didn't get the DVD, did my county clerk get my absentee ballot request? I think I should check, especially before it's too late to get another one, but I'm not sure if I can reasonably expect them to have gotten it yet anyway. And I'm not sure how to properly check, if I should call them or what...

Gah. Bloody postal services...
rynne: (cold Eowyn)
I'm feeling a bit annoyed right now, at myself and at the world. Today I started playing Final Fantasy III for my Nintendo DS, except my DS ran out of battery power. And I must have obviously left the power cord for it at home, because I forgot it needed one. All my other gameboys use regular batteries! XD So I left the cord at home, and I can't really call and ask my parents to ship it because I have no idea where it might be, and I probably have enough cords in my room that they'd grab the wrong one. So I ordered a new cord off the internet, but it's going to take a few days to get here, and in the meantime I can't play my brand new game. *sigh*

Also, I feel a bit urgh with fic. I want to read fic, but it feels like I've already read everything a million times, and I don't feel like wading through a bunch of crap on archives to find something new and good. And preferably long. I love DW dearly, but it has so few really long (as in, over 100,000 words) fics, and those are my favorite kind. So I've been sort of rereading some old HP favorites, but they also fall into the "read a million times" category.

I've been so desperate for things I haven't read/done before that I even DID MY HOMEWORK today. Two papers that I started, and finished, more than a day before they're due! Truly desperate measures. XD

So, anyone want to give me some recs? Preferably long fic, plotty with romance being my favorite, though I will read shorter fics, as long as they're not ones I've already read a bunch. Fandoms I'll read are: Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Star Wars, X-Files, West Wing, Legend of Zelda, various Final Fantasies, Kingdom Hearts, and...probably a few other things. XD Anyone giving me recs will be much loved.

I also have a bunch of comments to answer, but I'm not really in the mood right now. I'll probably get to them tomorrow.
rynne: (the background hum)
In dorm computer lab, but I think I might be driven away soon. Someone's alarm is going off, behind a locked door.

It did this yesterday, too. FOR HOURS. WTF is up with this person going away and leaving their bloody alarm to go off where everyone else on the floor (and the ones above and below, I imagine) has to listen to it? It's an alarm! These things are meant to be annoying, so that you will be willing to get up and make them stop as soon as possible!

Whoever lives in that room needs to COME BACK AND TURN OFF THE BLOODY ALARM.

Also, I want someone to help me figure out the ethernet thing. I want my computer back. I want to be able to access the internet and all my documents, and I want to be able to go on instant messengers without feeling guilty that I'm not doing schoolwork on a public computer. Also all the things I have bookmarked.

Gah. This is annoying.

/end whine

Also, there are exactly two weeks until my 21st birthday. This is a bit...o.O I'm still sort of incredulous that I'm in my twenties. Eep. XD
rynne: (college)
Tuesday is my last day of classes, and both of my finals are on Thursday. I only have two assignments left, both due on Tuesday.

In my Ethics class, we're supposed to do this chart about the philosophers we've read since the midterm, including name, school of thought, important points, key terms, etc. We had to do one of those for the midterm too, but since I was in Thailand when it was due, the teacher gave me a pass on having to do it. She said I should do it anyway, as a way of studying for the midterm, but I didn't bother, and I still got a 97%. And I really don't want to do the one due on Tuesday. Part of it's me being really lazy, but part of it is me figuring that if I can do that well on the midterm without it, I don't really need it to study for the final. I've turned in nearly all the assignments we've had this semester, plus I've gotten As (not even A-) on the essays/test, and the smaller assignments like this chart aren't weighted very heavily. I'd probably still get an A in the class even if I don't do it. Now I'm debating whether or not I will. I might end up doing it because it's better to be safe than sorry, but...it's the end of the semester and I want to be lazy! :p

In my Critical Thinking class, though, I've got a report due on the presentation that I did last week. This was actually a group presentation, and the report is supposed to be jointly written by all of us (it's only 3-5 pages, so not that long). I told my other group members that we should all write one page, then they could send theirs to me, I'd put it all together, and add an intro and conclusion. I told them this over a week ago, the report is due on Tuesday, and none of them have sent me their pages. I sent an email reminding them on Saturday, and still nothing, not even a reply telling me they're working on it. I'll give them till Monday evening (er, this evening, I guess) to get me their pages before I write the entire thing myself, but if I do have to do it all myself, I think I'll make it clear to the teacher that it was entirely my effort. This, combined with the fact that I'm the one who's coordinated and organized our group meetings, and I was the one with the most information and who was best prepared during the actual presentation, means that I am not very happy with my group. *grumpy*

I finally posted my Parting of the Ways essay! So far it's gotten a good reception, about which I am very happy. I love that essay a ridiculous amount. I really hope it continues to do well.

Now it's getting late and I need to go to bed, especially if I've got a lot of work to do when I get up. *sigh*
rynne: (bookstack)
It's snowing. I hate it when it snows in April. Just when I think spring is finally here... *sigh*

I am still ridiculously in love with the remixes I've received. I haven't read that many stories yet, but so far I've identified two authors, and I'm pretty sure of both.

Can anyone guess mine? I wrote two this year, my assignment and a pinch hit. I think both are pretty easy to pick out as mine, but that might be just me. :p Anyone who correctly identifies one or both of my fics (excluding my betas) gets a drabble/ficlet of their choice. Comments are screened.
rynne: (angry!Ron)
Stupid, stupid cell phone! It has this strange habit of storing my voice mail and giving it to me at some random point a week or so after someone left the voice message along with other recent messages (so I get a bunch of them at once), instead of being sensible and giving it to me the next time I turn my phone on. Usually it's not that much of a problem, as I rarely get calls and they're usually not important.

Except that a week and a half or so ago, someone left an important message, I got it today, and now it's pretty much too late to do anything about it. Ragkjd. I'll call back tomorrow and explain, but that was really frustrating.

Stupid Verizon. Why did you do that to me?

And this isn't even mentioning my credit card fiasco...

I'm not having a good semester at all.

shit!

Feb. 12th, 2006 01:05 am
rynne: (angry!Ron)
Computer's power cord frayed enough for wires to start breaking, and now it's stopped working. Nothing but battery for me until I can get it replaced, which will hopefully be soon. But until then, time on computer will be drastically reduced. Hopefully campus bookstore will have something, but if not, will probably have to order one.

Buggerit. Perhaps will be a good thing for my grades (will have to do homework instead of read fanfic and LJ!), and I can go to the library computer lab, but can't spend so much time on computer anymore.

Gragshkgsd.
rynne: (rain on me)
[livejournal.com profile] remixredux! Go join! (Especially any Star Wars people--I looked through most of the applications and there aren't really that many SW...) Remix is tons of fun and people should totally do it.

Note To The Internet In General:

My name is spelled Corinne. It is not Corrine, Corine, Corrinne, or however else you want to spell it. There is one r and two ns. It is not that difficult, especially when, if you are mentioning me, you likely have my name right in front of you.

Also, my pseudonym is spelled Rynne. It is not Rhynne. There is no h there. There never was an h there. There never will be an h there. Similarly to my real name, if you are mentioning me, you likely have my name right in front of you; either that, or it would not be hard at all to look it up.

GET THE BLOODY SPELLINGS RIGHT.

I went to Seattle today, and it rained the entire time. Don't ask me why I was surprised, because even if it's never rained nonstop while I've been here yet, I know that it often does in this area. I've just...never seen it rain for so long without letting up. o.O

But at least I'm not back in the desert.

[livejournal.com profile] remixredux! You know you want to...
rynne: (buggre alle this)
If I needed proof that I should get a new computer...

My laptop wouldn't turn on today. I don't know why, since it worked fine last night. But today, I press the button to turn it on, and the green lights come on, but the monitor doesn't do anything.

Anyone know what's going on, what I could do to fix it, have any advice, etc?

eta: Okay, working now. I unplugged it and looked at it and took the battery out then put it back in, and then it started working fine again. I have no idea why. V. weird.

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