Day 5 of NaNo: 11,336 words, which is only 330 words away from Monday's goal, and I'm pretty sure I would have eclipsed that by now if I'd done more than two word wars tonight. Still, I'm going to a write-in tomorrow in addition to doing my usual nightly session, so hopefully I can get a good chunk more done.

The best part is, I am really enjoying this - a lot more than I would be if I'd been doing it alone. The AIM chat, and actually doing this with people, is a fantastic motivator and just so much fun. I love you guys - you know that. ♥ As always, the chat name is oshinano and you're all welcome to join and chat and word war with people!

In other news, I'm no longer allowed to watch Air Force games, because recently, every time I watch a game, they do poorly, and every time I leave and check the score later, they win. Case in point: today's game against Army. I watched the first half, and we were down 14-0 (though the touchback at the end of the second quarter helped); I walked away at halftime, and we wound up winning 24-14. I don't get to watch anymore. XD

Also, evidently my roomies and I are now honorary KSU fans. Kristin was going to a show tonight, so we went to a sports bar nearby to have dinner. Turned out it was College Football Night and the place was absolutely packed - they were saying at least an hour's wait for a table. We headed upstairs, found a table that was being cleared off, and asked if we could sit there. The waitress asked if we were with Kansas State, then let us sit at the table anyway because Megan's coat was purple and that was good enough. (Purple's a KSU color.) We sat, we had great food, we pretended to be excited about the game, we socialized with other fans (or at least I did and completely bullshitted my way through the whole thing)...and then Phil, the party organizer, came up.

"Hi! I haven't seen you guys at our watching party before. Are you all KSU fans?"

For those of you who don't speak College Sports Football Fan, allow me to translate: "Prove your loyalty or get out of our booth."

I don't remember the last time we all BSed so hard, but eventually we placated Phil and he sat back down. We left the bar not long after that - it was time for Kristin's show, and none of us wanted to stick around when the KSU fans were all scoping out our table. I'm not sure we can ever go back, but we did have a really good time.

Favorite lines of the night:

She stopped, suddenly meeting his eyes, her gaze determined and questioning. “Tell me, do you think I’d make a good queen?”

That stopped Terra dead. There was a very clear right answer here, but something told him the princess didn’t want that answer – not if he didn’t mean it, at least – and he honestly wasn’t sure he did. It left him caught between a rock and a very hard place. “Uh,” he tried, eloquent as ever.

“Be honest with me,” she added, seeing his dilemma. “You won’t get in trouble for it, I promise.”

He sighed. There was still that pressure to say the right thing – he had a feeling that wouldn’t go away, no matter how much she reassured him – but it had lessened somewhat, and he was pretty sure she’d be able to tell if he wasn’t being completely honest with her. He’d been told in no uncertain terms that he Could Not Lie, and he wasn’t about to test the theory now. “I don’t know,” he finally admitted. “I don’t think I know you well enough to know what kind of ruler you’d be.”

She looked away, frowning sadly, and for an instant he was afraid he’d said the wrong thing, honesty be damned. “I was afraid you’d say something like that,” she said quietly, and he could hear the disheartenment in her voice. “I’m not sure anyone knows me very well anymore, and I’m not sure I know anyone either. I just-” she shook her head, that oft-worn frustration returning. “I get the feeling that everyone’s lying to me, and I don’t know how to get them to tell me the truth.”

(Yeah, it's a long section, but I'm finally getting into something resembling character development and I am just pleased as punch about that. Here's hoping it actually works out.)
I should probably start updating this more than once in a blue moon, huh. |D

I'm up to 90 minutes a night of internet time on my self-imposed online restriction. It gives me a bit more time to do tags and whatnot, but it's still not enough to really hang out and chat. I think what I miss doing most is just turning on AIM and reading a book or something while holding the occasional conversation. I feel like I have to be focused while online or I am Wasting Time. It's a different way to look at things, certainly; tbh, I just miss multitasking.

COMIC CON IS IN FIVE DAYS HOLY CRAP. WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN. I think this is the most convoluted and detailed any of my cosplays have ever been, and even now I'm still assembling bits. I live for the last minute, don'cha know 8Db It should be fun, though, and I'm looking forward to seeing all sorts of people and meeting [ profile] bouncy_erbear! Because awesomeness attracts awesomeness, yes? Yes.

TBH, aside from freaking out about Comic Con and the upcoming move, nothing much of note is going on in the Life and Times of Kia. Work is work is work, and I usually get home from that and work on something - editing or cosplay or whatever needs working on. The huge Disney tribute is on hold for now, as is every other editing project I have going on, on account of - you guessed it - SDCC being right around the corner. My priorities might be a tad skewed, but I do have them. Also, most anime conventions won't let you enter a Disney music video, yes? It probably has to be mostly anime or game footage.

RP is...we're screwed. Just gonna lay that down. We are screwed. |D Also, I might not be tagging Jason for a bit because of recent NSFW Extremely Not Okay happenstances in this season of True Blood, so don't wait on me there.

Does anybody know what's going on at [ profile] kh_drabble? It's a fun challenge, and we've had quite a few entries, but I don't remember any other time when there've been virtually zero comments on any of them. Is everyone just busy this week? \O_o/

Because this entry isn't disorganized enough: cosplay! Razor Wit finally arrived today, which means I went out of my mind for about an hour unpacking it and squeeing like a moron and trying to figure out picture poses (and subsequently scraping up one arm, but hey, worth it). I have odds and ends for most of my costumes, but my big thing's been putting together costumes for [ profile] amorsinseramada. She's agreed to join our Friday MLP group, so I'm getting a Pinkie Pie costume together for her, and she chose her other one going solo, so I'm making her a Candlejack getup. That's bound to be hila

Saturday we went to a house party that Kristin and Megan's roommate was putting on. It was actually fun! Their coworker, who, swear to goodness, is named Kermit, is actually not a bad bartender (though the energy-drink-based drink he mixed on request was soooooo bad oh man). He's not the type of guy I'd like to geek with for too long, since he is Highly Opinionated and Always Right - it's the combination that's the killer, really - but there were about ten other people there to socialize with as well, and good company all around, and pizza, and Rock Band. I had no idea they had Pat Benatar's "We Belong" in Rock Band, but they do! There was a severe and woeful lack of Offspring and Journey, though. Also, songs that cater to vocalists over instruments were termed the "wine coolers of Rock Band." I'm a vocalist, but I might have to use that any because it is hilarious.


Disneyland! Disneyland Disneyland Disneyland! The rides were all sorts of fun, I got a shiny six-person pass simply for being polite (and likely for having my HAPPY BIRTHDAY button in plain view, but politeness helps too), I walked around for a good chunk of the night with a lightcycle painted on my face thanks to ElecTRONica, I managed to get a WDI Tiki Room pin (which is a rare thing, so I'm pleased), and we found out that they will be releasing a KH pin in the park in late June. What is this I don't even. You'd better believe I'm either camping out for that sucker or sending a proxy to do just that, because I want that badly especially in multiples. Trading is good 8D. Basically, I love this park, I love my roomies, and I love [ profile] lynxgriffin - awesome Disneyland party is awesome. 8Db


So I walked into work exhausted. That was mistake number one. 8D

My task for this week, and basically until it gets done, is to put the audio into demo videos for a project that we have been working on literally since I started temping at my job in January. It's been a long time coming. The previous demo videos for this project have been easy - they came with one set of audio cut in all the right places, and all we had to do was input our audio in the right spots and remove the old stuff. Not so much this time around.

The new videos are timed too quickly for the audio, and I'd be up a creek without a paddle on that front if Camtasia didn't have a freeze-frame effect that lets me extend one frame as a still image. The script that tells me what audio goes at what time on the video is useless, since I had to extend frames in the video right off the bat and that throws everything out of whack. On top of that, I thought it'd be a good idea to cut all the audio at once instead of leaving it in one strip and cutting it as needed. I keep having to move audio further out to make room for all the wonky timing in the video, and Camtasia's inability to move multiple audio clips at once means I have to start at the end and move every one individually every time I need to lengthen the video.

I spent all day working on this video and have about five minutes of video to show for it. The video is ten minutes long. It is one of three videos for this module. There are ten modules.

This'll be fun. 8Db

Also, I have not forgotten about one-sentence fics and mini FSTs! I shall get to them eventually, promise. You can also still request one if you want one - I will get around to them. :Db
Eh, I get busy. Life happens.

- The Disney Soda Fountain
- My Latest Temp Job
- Computer Lessons and You
- Being Proactive and Getting Nowhere Anyway
- More Job Interviews, AKA "I Don't Know How to Deal With This!"

Just click the cut if you want more! :D )

So yeah, that is Stuff Kia's Been Up To. Time to get some sleep, because that's somehow one thing I still haven't managed to accomplish with any degree of success this week. |Db

Also, I love this icon far too much. Can you tell yet. XD And it's almost time to bust out the Christmas icons, hee~
First of all, I writed a thing! I really need to stop doing that at one in the morning, but there you go. Also, BBS spoilers there. You've been warned.

Crazy things are happening with interviews being cancelled and changed around and whatnot, but I don't think I'm going to hear anything until Monday. Either way, glory hallelujah I have a three-day temp gig this week. :D Waking up at six is going to lay me flat, but it'll be worth it.

[ profile] amorsinseramada and I are going to head to the Soda Fountain next to El Capitan later this afternoon. We've never been before, so it should be interesting. And full of ice cream. Yes. :Db

Finally, I've been tagged in this name meme, so here it is: And it's longer than you'd think! )

In completely different news, curse my ongoing obsession with timepieces! Guess what's going on my Christmas list this year. ;A;
This is completely off topic for everything, but oh man I love this picture. The schadenfreude is amazing, and I cannot get over Terra's girly little ankles. XD

My life has just gone insane, man. I mean, dang.

...I was going to have a big long rundown of things, but that was before I got ridiculously distracted. |D So! List form!

- San Diego. Amazing. So beautiful, even in epic amounts of fog and mist.
- When we go back for Comic Con, we're eating at the Dublin House. Boxties and Irish nachos and chocolate cherry martinis, oh my.
- We're also going to Wet Willies. Alcoholic slushies. When they have flavors called Attitude Adjustment, Electric Shocker, and Call-A-Cab, you know it's a great place to be.
- Also, the Cadillac Cafe. Fifties-sixties-seventies restaurant where the waitresses put your hair up with straws. I seriously have pictures of us with straws in our hair - I think I wound up with twenty or so. That was amazing lulz.
- The game. I could cry. The Falcons usually stomp SDSU. Not this time. We had half our starting line, both offensive and defensive, out with injuries. One of our defensive linemen broke his leg during the game. Our QB might have ripped his knee again. We weren't compensating well for any of it. And to top all this off, the refs overturned a call on the field that cost us a two-point conversion. We lost the game by those two points. It was incredibly disheartening. :/
- But the rest of the weekend was fun. |Db
- I got secondary interviews for each of the jobs I interviewed at today. I also somehow wound up with six more interviews on top of that. My life. What is it. I don't even. yeah. Life. XD Disneyland Halloween tomorrow! This should be fun.

Also, I shall catch up on memes later, because man am I ever behind.
I do either of those things, I freak myself the hell out. GJ, self.

Most of this is stuff I need to figure out and therefore goes under a cut. Yaaaaay lists.

The promised cut )

In case anyone was wondering why I'm such a basket case lately, that was pretty much it.

In other, more timely news! I once again need a phone partner at around nine a.m. PST Friday morning (which is either today or tomorrow depending on when you're looking at this entry). Same drill - about twenty minutes of conversation or however long it takes me to handle the 101. Let me know, yes?
kiaxet: (! (David Cook))
( Apr. 5th, 2010 01:13 am)
I've been returned for about seven hours now, but I've also done a bit of thesis-ing, huzzah.

Basically, the entire weekend + Easter was awesome. [ profile] amorsinseramada's entire family is fantastic and very welcoming and I love seeing them when I get the chance to head down to her neck of the woods. There were many lulz and much incredible food to be had, and wonderful times were had by all.

In less related news, SoulSilver has managed to drop a Bridget on me twice, much to my very vocal dismay. Here's hoping against a third time, because it's just weird. Also, I have an Umbreon. Yay, Umbreon.

Now to crash, wake up seven hours later, and return to the daily grind. Yee-haw.
kiaxet: (Yatta! (Flonne))
( Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:36 pm)
Off to my roomie's for Easter! See y'all Sunday~
kiaxet: (YESSSSSSSSSSS (Beijing))
( Feb. 28th, 2010 10:57 pm)
Gallifrey was awesome~

I have no idea when I'll have a full update, tbh. Tomorrow promises to be busy with Disneyworld prep, and I have a lot of pictures and videos to upload. Good times. :Db

I can, however, give you a bulleted list!


- Met Shannon
- Decided not to camp in the Masquerade line
- Tried the con cocktail
- Demo'd the new Doctor Who RPG (tabletop, woo!)
- Went to the Art Show
- Networked!
- Got autograph tickets
- The Dreamland commentary
- Remembered to bring Sharpies with me everywhere
- Remembered my Adipose
- Remembered my camera, fully charged
- Used my camera a metric ton
- Popped into the Liars Panel
- Popped into the 70 Years of Marvel Panel
- Got a flipton of autographs
- Had fun!


- Slept in on Saturday
- Split up with my friends for a good deal of Saturday
- Failed to get driving directions
- Forgot both pajamas and a toothbrush
- Got the Doctor eaten by a large plant
- The pocket watch fiasco
- /looks at bank account and just sobs

STUFF I GOT (Read: the reason I'm sobbing at my bank account):

- Pins: "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock;" "I am not a twitard;" "You're not mating with me, sunshine!"
- The aforementioned Doctor Who tabletop game
- A matching set of dragons with dice prints that shall be framed and hung
- The Fugitive: the first six issues of the ongoing Doctor Who comic written by the fantastic [ profile] mrtonylee and gathered together in convenient prereleased book format
- Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf
- A TARDIS phone charm for [ profile] orelle_peredhil - that was as close as they got to a keychain I HOPE THIS IS ACCEPTABLE
- A flipton of autographs, to include one by a Mister Paul Cornell for one [ profile] ormery - It's on notebook paper because that's all I had at the time I HOPE THIS TOO IS ACCEPTABLE
- Another metric flipton of pictures and video
- ...a pocket watch


- "Every time a vampire sparkles, a kitten loses its wings."
- "Matt Smith likes drawing things with wires and pipes."
- "Stick Doctor Versus Stick Men with Horns!"
- "I crashed the internet with disappointment."
- "Do I have to call Hayley? Because I will call Hayley."

Those are just the quotes I can remember. Three are from Tony, one from his editor, and one from Shannon. I know my roomie and little had some awesome quotes but I just cannot remember them. |D And yes, there's a story behind most if not all of this.

By the way, all the Whovians on my flist? We are totally holding Skype sessions to do this RPG. It is hilarious and awesome. :Db

kiaxet: (Way With Words)
( Feb. 21st, 2010 01:42 am)
[/keeps a running tally of the number of comments that start with, "Take a nap. THEN FIRE ZE MISSILES!"]

It's been a long couple of days. Songfest started Thursday night, and we've had three practices since then - one a day every day for two hours. They get to be more exhausting than I expected - during the last ten minutes of today's, I resorted to imagining beat markers to keep myself going on the right choreography. Let's be honest here: EBA gets me through a heck of a lot more than I'll admit. Mission Complete, at the least.

So that's a ton of fun and a total life-eater. If anyone on campus wants tickets, get 'em fast - the finale's already just about sold out.

Also, saw Zombieland for the first time on Thursday with Tara, Kevin, and Megan. I spent the first twenty minutes in a state of Not Sure If Want. That was when they introduced Tallahassee. I decided it was want. To keep my thoughts as non-spoilery as possible, I did love the rules and how they kept popping up (especially Rule #2) and the Zombie Kill of the Week made me laugh my ass off. Overall, I really did appreciate that they focused more on the character relations than they did OMG KILL TEH ZOMBIES; however, when OMG KILL TEH ZOMBIES did come up, it was incredibly well done. All in all, it was quite a good movie.

Tonight was dinner with my roomie and my boyfriend's family (minus two of his brothers). I can totally see where he gets it from. |D Not the first time I've met his parents and his littlest brother, but nonetheless. Plus, we were at the Santa Monica pier, and roomie and I walked away from the encounter with a fedora apiece. Hers is white with a black ribbon; mine is black and shall have a white ribbon on it soon. I have somehow managed to acquire a Morris hat. |Db

Now that I'm all sorts of bushed and have a ton of stuff to do tomorrow, I suppose I should trundle off to bed now.
Been a long few days, huh. Hey, Flist, ILU all ♥

Disneyland with [ profile] lynxgriffin on Monday was a blast~ We got there late, owing to a bit of a late start (because I didn't call off work, haha) and abnormally terrible traffic, but we definitely made a good day of it. The French Corner or French Kitchen or whatever it's called next to Pirates is actually a really good restaurant, so eating in the park more often is definitely a go. Despite a few rides being closed (Matterhorn ;~;) we did quite a bit. Favorite part of the day was in the Haunted Mansion - standing in the ROOM WITH NO WINDOWS AND NO DOORS, MWAHAHAHA, I wound up with a small frightened child holding my hand. Of course, once the lights came back up and she realized she wasn't hanging on to her mom like she'd thought, she was pretty embarrassed and her family will likely never let her live it down, but I thought it was cute.

Also, did anyone know there's a giant arts place near the front entrance? It's got all sorts of concept art for rides and such in it. Totally going to hang out in there for a while when we go back.

Basically, YAY DISNEY 8D

In other news, I'm still not over this cold. I don't sound like the living dead anymore, but I'm still coughing up a lung fairly frequently, which is usually bad kismet. Either that, or my lungs regenerate really fast. Either way, this needs to be gone before Gallifrey.

Which is a week from tomorrow, by the way.

[/insert gigantic fangirly squee here]

I'm going with [ profile] amorsinseramada, [ profile] travitaemorte, and my little who obviously needs a LJ. This one looks to be an absolute blast. Plus, now I can participate in hotel bar shenanigans. Mmm, shenanigans.

On a related note, what's a polite way of asking someone to fix an autograph? I met one of the guests at Comic Con last year, and he autographed my book to "Christine." He's going to be at Gallifrey again this year, as is the book's author, whom I would also like to have sign it (he's the artist). Is there any way to do this, or is it just going to be awkward as hell no matter what?

Also, what's everyone's opinion of putting this on a shirt and wearing it to the con? Y/N/M/LOLWUT?

Thus ends yet another disjointed episode of the life and times of Kia. I'll have Tuesday's Randomizer up when Sendspace stops hating me.

And I'm just using this icon because I like it. No other reason. :D




Seriously, I think I flubbed choreography all of twice? In six dances? And they were small things that the video didn't catch, so. Huzzah. I'd call that a success. :D

...yes, there is video if anybody is desperate to see it. I'll figure out how to get all 457 MB of it up somewhere.

While we're talking about finals, the Intro to Acting final yesterday went just fine. I managed to convince everybody that I was completely out of my tree, which, given that the goal of the monologue was to convince people I was not crazy despite my subject material, was hilarious. I believe I'm looking at a solid A in both of those classes, huzzah huzzah. Now I have to study for and pass Lit Theory, my only written final, tomorrow.

In other news, SodaHead still hasn't gotten back to me despite the fact that I called them yesterday (rrrgh) and DEX told me Monday that they want me to get a pre-employment drug screening at least a week before they hire me. Okay, sure, cool. They also want me to go to a specific clinic in Oxnard, forty-five minutes away, to do it. Okay, not cool. Guess who just sent an email to get tomorrow's shift covered and is rolling her rear out of bed extra early to travel for a nearly two hour long round trip?

Swear to God, my roomie is a saint for taking me all these places. Definitely getting myself a car for next semester, even if I have to drag Chupathingy up here myself.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: Watch for a new Randomizer tonight! We're going into the studio soon's my work shift is over for the last episode of the semester. That'll be up later~

Speaking of music, indulge my curiousity, flist: who all uses iTunes? I should like to know. |D
I had a pretty chill Saturday. Huzzah for sleeping in until eleven and not caring about it. I was highly pleased with that development. I still have stuff to do, but it's not OMG PRESSING like the paper was, so I should be alright. I still need to do script analysis and monologue work for Monday, though.

I have discovered it's pretty much impossible to practice that monologue anywhere. I mean, let me just give you the first paragraph:

"I understand school shootings. I mean, I don't say, 'Hey, great idea! Let's all solve our problems with violence!' But I do understand the feeling of wanting to kill everyone in my school, or at least a select few to set an example. You can only be spit on so many times. The great thing is, nowadays everyone's so scared of guns I probably won't even have to shoot anyone."

She then starts talking about why sociopaths are better than psychopaths and how God's going to be making up for the fact that she had a lousy prom for the rest of her life. Obviously this is not a highly stable individual speaking here. That, and the fact that the monologue is going to be performed near top volume and a bit off kilter, means I haven't got a place to practice it the way I'm going to perform it - not if I want to avoid scaring the hell out of people and a call to Public Safety's emergency line. Should be very interesting come performance time Monday morning.

Still having epic and fantastic issues with stage dance class and videos, huzzah huzzah. I also managed to be double-booked again tomorrow night without even knowing it: Sigma Tau Delta event and Gamma Phi officer transitioning, which I only today found out would be tomorrow. *rubs forehead* Sigma Tau Delta was there first and won out. I have no idea how the hell this keeps happening. ._.

At least the PIT show tonight was epic. Pepperdine Improv Troupe is just fantastic, and tonight was no exception. We had a pretty small audience - weather sucked and people were studying, I guess - and the suggestions got interesting. My favorite was:

"Okay, what's something fun to do on a weekend?"

"Lady Gaga."

That wound up being a very interesting skit, I tell you what. Since it was holiday themed, we had some great sketches, including a mini-musical entitled "Candy Cane" and a sketch about workers in a poinsettia factory. This included one worker complaining about another, who "has a huge afro" and "started hiding poinsettias in his afro, so now the boss wants us all to grow afros and put poinsettias in them. Thinks it'll look festive."

[ profile] aviekokyre, I thought of you and Derek. |Db

And then there was Brawl to be had with [ profile] amorsinseramada and [ profile] lynxgriffin because they are awesome. I even won a few rounds, which does not usually happen. Yay self~

Life gets busy again tomorrow - better go prep for that. By prep, I of course mean sleep. |Db

[ profile] bouncy_erbear, we totally need to plan awkward moments. |Db
I generally go too far between serious updates - or at least updates with some modicum of content - on this journal, don't I. Good job, self. |D

Either way, you're getting one, and I warn you it is long and image heavy in spots.

First of all, because I feel like I have to say this, I've found something awesome: this guy. I know, doesn't look like something I'd listen to, right? Well, listen to his Nocturnal Sunshine podcast (you can get it free on iTunes) - every episode is an hour of steady, repetitive, easily ignorable techno best classified as upscale background noise. This is to say, I've found the best homework music ever. XD

Don't tell my brother. He actually went to see this guy when he came to Denver this summer. My brother would disown me. Then again, we only just convinced said brother to come to Hawaii with the family instead of spending New Year's with his girlfriend, whom nobody likes, so...yeah. YAY FAMILY.

Said girlfriend just tried to friend me on Facebook. That's just a whole new definition of awkward.

But yes. Other stuff. Halloween is other stuff, right?

It better be, 'cause that's what you're getting under the cut. )

Of course, then Sunday night was juuuuuust fantastic. I'm never getting the chicken salad sandwich at the Cheesecake Factory again, I can tell you that much. (I will still, however, get their cheesecake. That is not what made me ill.)

The rest of this week has basically just been recovery. We did a Randomizer show, but the recording equipment was busted and I therefore have no episode for you guys this week. Sad. :( I'm also supposed to have written a paper on Sunday night, but that did not happen. Paper is still not written and might not get written until Saturday because I am just bushed. I also have an interview with Dex tomorrow - evidently they still want me, so I'm heading out there, trying to sound intelligent, and praying this goes through because paid internships are incredibly few and far between. It would be a nice feather in my cap for next semester. Wish me some good luck for that one. |D


The girl in the middle? That's my little. She's dressed as Kaylee.

My little is a Browncoat (and you'd better believe we're converting her twin). I could not be more pleased. :3
kiaxet: (Great Women Go Gamma Phi)
( Sep. 22nd, 2009 02:34 pm)
Really should've posted this last night, but I came home flat bushed, so. Twelve hours late ain't bad. |D

Why was I in such a mood on Sunday? Because I really had no reason to be. Because my new sisters are awesome.

...that's not big enough. Lemme try again.


Girls I was worried about not getting in got in, I met girls I love, and life is just generally really great. :D In addition, I'm going to be trying to work with COB events this week, so hopefully that will be getting to know my new sisters and possibly gaining even more new sisters, yay~

We have a pledge class of twenty-two. That's our entire chapter over again. I just could not be more pleased :D This year's recruitment was fantastic. And then we all went bowling and just had a fantastic time (although I will forever be calling Lauren "Reeses Pieces" and it's all Natalie's fault).

So yes. I am just ridiculously happy about all that right now.

OH. AND. A day late but nonetheless VERRAH IMPORTANT:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY [ profile] amorsinseramada!♥~~~


And tonight we go to Borderline. Boy am I looking forward to that. X3
kiaxet: (Here. Have a cookie.)
( Aug. 26th, 2009 12:48 am)


Though the time when three cars showed up simultaneously and there were only five of us at the dorm was a bit insane. Fun, and we got some help from the guys at Miller, so life was good. I'm also going to do some hanging out with DeBell's group of girls, because they have an awesome crop this year (and the RA is one of my friends). :3


My roommate, who is incredible and awesome and puts up with my madness far more than she should, is doing the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this year. Thing is, she has to raise half her own funding - $1800, to be exact. She has, at the moment, raised $1500. This is where all you awesome people come in.

Guys, I have more than forty awesome incredible people on my flist. If all of you chip in a few bucks, or even a dollar, that's at least forty bucks if not more. Doesn't sound like a lot, but that's about an eighth of what she has to raise, and that's a lot when you're a college student with a fast approaching deadline.

If you're in dire financial straits and can't donate, that's perfectly fine - I'm not trying to pressure y'all. ♥ But if you can afford to give, if you would give to support an awesome person being active for a great cause, it would mean a ton to both of us.

Her donation page is here.

Thank you all so much ♥ and y'all will see me again tomorrow night when day 2 of NSO is over~

Microwaves, I've discovered, are more expensive than I thought. Also, presumably, if you put the word "yoga" in front of a product that isn't actually a mat but might conceivably be used in or related to yoga, some yuppie will buy it. Ah, the things you learn at Target.

I am now the proud (and rather spontaneous) owner of an ice blue DSi. She does not have a name yet, though I am pretty sure she's a she. No games as of yet, though EBA is in the mail, along with ~$180 worth of textbooks. I only have two classes that require books, and somehow they managed to cost ~$90 apiece. What the hell, Pepperdine.

Bacon cookies were made yesterday - full documentation will come up later when I'm not absolutely dying of exhaustion. Roomie figured out they should probably be refrigerated, so they are. |D

Cheesecake Factory is still awesome. That much is a given.

And guys, the huge day for NSO is tomorrow. This is the day when all of our freshmen (a class of 900 this year) arrive with their parents/families and move in. Yes. All of them. Tomorrow is the day where I report to the Rho parking lot at 5:55 a.m. and keep going straight until midnight or later, then wake up in time to go dorm storming at 7:30 the next day.

Ladies and gentlemen, every single NSO leader out here - everyone wearing the snazzy orange shirts - is a volunteer.

It's a special kind of crazy, but I love this time of year. In fact, we have a motto this year:

We are taking it to eleven, folks.

Tomorrow's gonna be nuts. I can't wait. XD
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( Aug. 20th, 2009 01:08 am)
Back at Pepperdine. The theme for NSO this year is NSO Hero. It's written in the Guitar Hero font. This is going to be a fantastic theme *A*

And my roomie is here because she is working with the PVC and I have missed my roomie like you wouldn't believe. We are on the exact same wavelength so often it's amazing.

We also went on an hour long grocery run tonight. The fridge in this apartment is gigantic.

AND. REARRANGING FURNITURE. Criminy. Last year we bunked our beds and it took us ten minutes. This year we decided to do the same thing and it took forever and we could not figure out why. There was lots of laughing and making sure I didn't get squished between beds and fruitless lifting before I realized that last year we removed the ridiculously heavy mattresses before trying to bunk anything.

The process went much smoother after that.

I have to be up at ridiculously early o'clock tomorrow to do NSO all day, sooooo I'll be back tomorrow night sometime |D
I had forgotten just how ridiculously awesome laser tag can be. I had forgotten how complex and intricate and fun Laser Quest's arena is. I had forgotten just how predatory and alive and utterly badass I feel with a gun in my hands and a target in my sights.

Or in the mirror, because that's how Laser Quest rolls. Multiple floors and smoke and grates and mirrors all over the place. It's incredible.

My roomie and I went laser tagging today, as you can likely tell, and I've discovered I've still got it (seventh in a game of eighteen, fourth in eleven). Considering I had to come up with my code name in five seconds or less because the door was closing, I'm particularly proud of it and the stats I garnered with it. Three guesses what it was - think fandom. XD

So yes, that was particularly epic today. Ren Faire tomorrow and pictures to ensue, yay!

...on a fandom note, choreography is about half done and JJF still leaves me in awe every time I watch it. I may have to rip the audio from that, because the cheering overlay with the music is incredible.


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