Saturday, March 3, 2012

March 2 & 3: Spooky, Scary

Get Out of the Fold: pink and yellow

Get Out of the Fold: pink and yellow by bunni711 

Laconic (adj.) - (of a person, speech, or style of writing) Using very few words [Google Dictionary]; using or involving the use of a minimum of words : concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious []

March 2: Today was an off day.  I've been in a bad mood all day.  It wasn't all bad, though: James and I made chocolate chip pancakes for lunch and watched Pride & Prejudice while we ate.  I was really surprised yesterday when he suggested that we bring it over to his house (I own a copy) to watch.  It's my favorite movie and James didn't seem to like it when we watched it together before.  (That was actually back at Johnson.)  He said he didn't remember watching it before, but he liked it this time around.  I think the music in the movie was less impacting when heard with the surround sound.  It is a great movie, though.

(As a side note, I wonder if I should do a "favorites" post where I just post about all my favorite things - just an idea.)

I was tired most of the day and had trouble staying awake.  I'm really not sure why.  It made me kind of grumpy, plus James and I had an unpleasant discussion that made us both a little upset (but me more so).  We made up later, but it was just a bad-mood day.

We ordered some pizza for dinner (bacon with mushrooms on my half, bacon and pepperoni on his half) which was delicious.  I tried to look up some research for my paper but got very discouraged.  I also looked up what classes are available this summer and I am thinking more and more that I should wait and finish the degree in the fall.  I'm really not sure what I should do yet.  When I looked up the information about my degree completion, it was very confusing, so I think I may have to talk to an adviser about it.  I'm just not sure what I'll do yet.

March 3: Today was much better for me.  I woke up and felt like getting some things done, so I cleaned up my stuff in Jamie's room and organized most of it in the guest room ("my room"), plus the stuff that was already in there.  The guest room was kind of horrendous, so it really needed to be cleaned up.  After that was done, I still felt like doing something (as opposed to sitting around reading, watching tv, or surfing the net), so I folded some clothes, made the bed, and was about to do my laundry before I found out someone else was already using the dryer.  I came back upstairs and sat down, thinking I would start in on my JavaScript homework for something to do.  Instead, I watched some tv with James and fell asleep sitting up on the couch.

Later, I sat in Jamie's room with him while he played video games and I made 3 entries for the Converse/Lady Foot Locker contest (the one where you can win chucks for a year!), then started my JavaScript.  We're working on forms this week.  It's actually quite interesting, and sometimes it's a lot different from the way we would do things in VB.  I'm glad I enjoy JavaScript more than VB because I was afraid I would hate all programming languages.  It's a bit different since JS is a scripting language (it has reduced functionality than Java) and it involves making web sites.

We had some pizza lunchables and chocolate pudding for lunch (yes, be jealous!)  And Chinese food for dinner.  I'm so happy about it, even now, several hours after I ate it.  It was sooo yummy!  Let's see, we got teriyaki chicken sticks, cheese wontons (I think they had seafood in them, too), egg rolls (James and I had to share one), and Chinese donuts, which I had never tried before, but they are soooo friggin' good!  Those were all small appetizer-y things, but I also had sweet and sour chicken with fried rice.  Geez, it was so good.  I have a bunch left over that I'm going to eat for lunch tomorrow.  Yum, yum, yum!

I'm still working on my JavaScript homework.  This is a pretty long chapter.  I think the regular expressions we are learning about are so interesting.  They're like little math puzzles and you can use the elements to make all sorts of different expressions.  It's actually fun.

For my Workgroup Productivity Class (the one with group projects), I e-mailed the professor to let her know that I wanted to be in a group with James.  It will be so much easier to have a group member I know and who I can work with in person.  My e-mail was really short though, and I felt like it sounded a bit laconic.  I didn't want it to come off as rude, though, so I wrote some nonsense in the end.  I always feel like my e-mails come across as formal and cold.  Hopefully they don't turn people off.

James and I watched Hanna tonight.  I thought it was actually a really cool movie.  I didn't think I would like it, but the film used music in a really interesting way.  The music was all techno (or dubstep?  I still don't know the difference), but I liked it.  The movie was actually directed by the same guy who directed Pride & Prejudice.  It's a very different kind of movie, but I understand how the same guy directed them because they both showcase music and use it in a unique way.

Well, I should probably get back to my JavaScript.  I'm just thinking about how me and James have been making jokes all day and having a good time together.  That's just one reason why we work well together.  We were laughing about the Werewolf Bar Mitzvah song earlier, too.  (The one from 30 Rock.)  The video is so funny.  I wonder if there is an mp3 version of that song...  Oh yeah, I'm gonna do some homework!  Goodnight.



My Life said...

Glad your weekend turned around. Mine ended up turning around after yesterday too. I'm just too damn emotional some days. Anyways, your designs look good and I hope you win the contests you keep entering!

Christen said...

Thanks! I'm glad things are going better for you. Let me just say that I know exactly what you mean about having emotional days! Maybe we were channeling each other this week. I've got my fingers crossed for those chucks!