update!

May. 2nd, 2006 02:35 pm
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Haha, Modern Dance I final movement project a success!

I wanted to do an "ode to klutziness" since I'm one of the least graceful people in the class and I spent lots of time being mildly frustrated with various movements that I'm still working on. And then I got struck with a brainstorm to set it to "The Masochism Tango" by Tom Lehrer. Add the fact that I'm working with a basis in and love of musical theater, well. Heeee.

The class loved it, Professor said I did it with lots of finesse and committment, and I had a helluva lot of fun doing it, even if I might have left a bit of skin on the dance floor. :P A couple of the senior thesis support crew asked to see it- anyone else want to see it? I'm willing to show it off, if I can get the dance studio space for a little while end of this week or sometime next week, since I refuse to do it on carpet. Unless anyone know another flat space that dancers can use? LAC? That also has sound? Yeah. ^_^ So let me know if you want me to dance for ya.

Meanwhile....to work. I have stuff still due this week, since senior grades are due Friday....
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Heee. This one sent to me courtesy [livejournal.com profile] calculusdude16, made me go all giggly. I totally want to do this before we graduate. We should totally tag the goat!!! XD Meanwhile, lookit the shiny pictures!

http://knittaplease.com/Tag.html

any takers? ^__^

DONE!!!!

Apr. 21st, 2006 09:33 pm
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Done with thesis! It's sucky! But it's done! Ds get Degrees!

Meanwhile- come to the concert choir and chamber choir joint concert this weekend! Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm in Garrison Theater. A millenium of motets, so lots of shiny! it'll be spiffy!
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Oh god oh god i'm going to die

-Acknowledgments
-Introduction
-Background info <--nevermind
-Methodology 6+ pages
-Analysis
\\adjectives 5+ pages(I have shiny charts now!)
\\semantic differential 2 pages (new page of averages)
\\language ID 8+ pages(whee charts!)
\\rationales 5 pages
-Conclusion
-Appendices

-printing and binding

ETA: mmm. Arabic coffee. Anyone wants some, hit me up, okay? It's tasty, and the kind you're supposed to drink in these teeny little cups.

ETAmore: yeah. it's kinda sucky and not entirely finished. But it's done. la. *whump*
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Life? hah. I have no life- thesis has eaten it. Admittedly this is mostly my fault because I've been a slacker and now I have to make it up....

thanks to my friends, who provide me with socialisation time at mealtimes, when I actually leave my room. I will be so glad when Friday is here and I can turn in my thesis, but that would require me finishing the writing of it first, which, ehehehe...

on the other hand-- thesis did motivate me to clean up the minefield that is my floor so that I have space to use my desk as it was meant to be used for the first time this year. XD

ps. also never has my icon felt so appropriate. One giant Meep indeed. -_-;;
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So my thesis is trundling along. And I'd like some help, from those of you on my flist who are from the Claremonts. I'm doing my study on music and language, so I've got a survey up where you listen to snippets of music and answer questions about them. It should take 20-30 minutes depending on how long it takes you to get through all the tickyboxes.

So if you're from the Claremonts and you're willing to take this survey for me, I would be eternally grateful. If you're willing to pass it on to other 5C people you know so I get as wide a range of folk across the 5Cs as possible, I would be even more grateful. Also if you take it you get entered in a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to the store of the winner's choice.

Linky!
http://express.perseus.com/perseus/surveys/1734848031/7bef5382.htm

a warning for firefox users, this survey does use IE. Apologies. :P But surveymonkey only allows 10 free questions, and this was the one good free unlimited questions unlimited responses online survey thing.

thank you! ^_^ (er, I'll update soon with life stuff, really. Let's just say i'm going to try for a thesis embargo on SGA fandom since it's too big and new and shiny)
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Crazy crazy couple of weeks, but today was a Very Good Day. ^_^
Here be commencement speeches, Breakthrough, dumplings, massages and improv... )
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I went to the Faculty/Alumnae dance concert tonight. There's a lot to say about it, but for the moment there's just one random thing I wanted to write about, because it's something I discovered about myself that is very strange.

You know how, if you take a wine glass, wet your finger and then rub it around the rim of the glass, it resonates? I found out that *I* do that. I mean, I used to notice that I was a lot more sensitive to music than other people, but only in the sense of beats and rhythms. At least, that's all I thought it was, because I tended to tap and really feel the rhythm of music around me when other people might just sit there, or tap only in their heads.

Tonight, two separate dance pieces, in portions within them, played music. Or rather, tones. Very, very discordant, dissonant tones. Repeatedly. And I found out that my body *resonated* to them. In a gut shuddering, crawling-bugs-under-the-skin sort of way. Which is to say, even when I held my hands over my ears, that only damped the sound reaching my brain, but didn't do a damn thing for the whole bit where my body was acting like a giant wine glass. Or ear drum. I was totally squirming in my seat trying to get away from the tones and I couldn't, and Adele was giving me slightly funny looks until I got a chance at the ends to explain.

*shudder* I've still got the echoes of that feeling in my bones and under my skin, even now. It makes me really glad that the pieces were sandwiched by other pieces with lyrical or loud pounding music that is good to my ears. meep.
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So I'm now wondering who else got this:

The CMC outlet of Army ROTC is recruiting me. *Me.* Can anyone else back me up on how wrong and just plain strange that is? Me and "other select members of your senior class." Mmmhm. *boggles*

And here's a lovely gem in the middle of the letter:

"America's Soldiers are demonstrating the goodness of America and Americans every day around the world, instilling and protecting democratic processes, principles and values in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Europe, Asia, South and Central America and here in the United States. Every day, America's Soldiers, led by Army Officers, are truly making a difference for America and the world."

Excuse me while I keel over from the sheer, painful irony.

And hm. No wonder folks don't think much of U.S. students--the Army, supposedly home of our Best and Brightest, thinks Europe, Asia, and South and Central America are countries. Don't even get me started on the hash US involvement has made of countries in those areas. And notice how they forgot Africa, ne?

Now, I support our troops and all that jazz, but this recruiting stuff is more than somewhat ridiculous. And I'm seriously wondering if there were some qualities of mine that led to me getting this letter, or if all the seniors got one. Because the mind boggles trying to think of one: I'm kinda not fond of authority, I don't necessarily play well with others, and I'm over-educated to the point of crazy, which means I'm not going to believe whatever propaganda training crap I'd get fed. Which means I'd prolly get lynched in pretty short order. Plus- I'm a slasher. XD

Song Meme

Dec. 5th, 2005 04:42 am
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I had a peppermint mocha around 11 in the evening. It's having an effect reminiscent of freshman year where I ended up staying up til 3am doing an artwork. :P Awake enough for paper writing, hopefully.

Have been tagged by [livejournal.com profile] yaviasad. Feel free to do if you want, I'm not tagging anyone, except perhaps [livejournal.com profile] erjika. Should it be sad that I've responded even later than [livejournal.com profile] artemidora, who posts once in a blue moon? :P

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

Hmm. I've got a lot of anime music going right now...

1)Ohayou by Keno, the Hunter x Hunter opening theme
2)Ready Steady Go, Fullmetal Alchemist second opening theme
3)Le Ragazze by Neri Per Caso (my new musical crush- Italian a capella!)
4)Chasing Aphrodite by David Lanz- lovely piano music album
5)Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, composed by Eric Whitacre. OMGOMGOMG, try to find a recording if you can of this. It's a choral work, incredibly amazing. heard it this weekend when I went to my friend's concert with the Pomona College Choir.
6)Must Be Dreaming by Frou Frou. It's all thanks to [livejournal.com profile] murasaki_kaze that I have her music. whoo. ^^
7)Todos Tenemos Un Amor by La Mosca Tse Tse- a fun band out of Argentina

can you tell i'm procrastinating on a paper? Also I'm downloading pretty much all the Naruto manga scanlations. So. Addicted. :P

Going home

Nov. 23rd, 2005 02:14 am
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Hey all. Long time no update, I know. PSA: Wednesday morning at 11am, I shall be heading off into the wild blue yonder with some other students driving up to the Bay Area. I shall be home in the evening, returning to the 5Cs Sunday. Lunch bunchers, hit me up. Possibly. ^^ Will be reachable by cell and email, though I will be attempting to diligently work on various papers. *sigh*

HAPPY (OR AT LEAST A WELL-FED) THANKSGIVING!

Dinner!

Sep. 10th, 2005 06:21 pm
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I cooked chow mein for myself this evening, my first time doing it without supervision. Green onion, chicken, egg and wheat noodles. Not bad, it doesn't taste quite so flavorful as when grandma makes it, but the flavor's understated. I'm not sure I like the flat stovetop though, the heat doesn't quite radiate enough to the wok. But...yum. Chow mein and soy milk.

I burned my finger moving the stand for the wok, not realising it would get hot quite so fast. Anybody got balm or somesuch? Already got bandaids and don't plan to use them, it's pretty minor but i wasn't able to bring Wanhuayou 万花油. Mmm, the noodles are yummmmmy.
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Hey all. So I'm in Claremont, and through most of sponsor training, which has been intense. Drove down Thursday with my mom and bro to San Diego, where we stayed in a little motel and ate Olive Garden. Friday was visiting a friend of a friend, where we got to ride in a small boat around the San Diego harbor and see the tall ships festival from afar and go under the Coronado Bridge. That was cool, and my brother got to steer for a while, and we went waaaay fast. ^_^ Then we drove into Claremont (the traffic was absolutely horrible) and I got to see my new room for the first time. [livejournal.com profile] yaviasad, my dear I owe you a big present because my room is wonderful! It's roomy and there's a lovely big bookshelf and closet and a sink! Though the mattress is a bit overly squishy, I'm really glad to be living in Toll this year.

AASP (asian american sponsor program) training is good. The workshops are mostly all pretty damn amazing, talking about API (asian pacific islander) identity, health issues (and talking about health issues), communication, lgbt issues and how that pertains to APIs, some theory about "diversity" by the awesome Prof. Kim, networking with the sponsor programs on the other campuses and finding out how their program works, history of asian american studies and our sponsor program. Good stuff. My brain is full of information and things to process. I feel like we're really bonding as a group, and I'm personally doing more bonding with the other sponsors this year. Some damn cool ladies here that I'm glad to be in the program with. And it's weird now that I'm a senior, sometimes I feel like I actually have an idea what I'm talking about, hahah. (only sometimes, though. mostly i'm still silly, and more of a listener)

So here I am. Photos will be forthcoming to be posted from waaaaay back once I get my comp (and other stuff) out of West dorm storage on Sunday. We'll see. Take care, all of you. ^_^

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