Archive for April, 2003

And I know what it means, to walk along the lonely street of dreams…

Wednesday, April 30th, 2003

Ok, the title has nothing to do with my post, but I just love Whitesnake. I love Aynsley Dunbar, too (Journey/Whitesnake/Jefferson Starship drummer). Anyways…

UPDATE TIME (like you all really care, but I just need to write)

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. – Ray Bradbury

So, the days are winding down here for my sophomore year at Fordham. Tomorrow is my last day of classes, I have five finals, then I am done. I think I am going to get an A in Cyberculture (I wonder why), a B+ (maybe, I don’t participate a lot) in Philosophy, B in Latin American History, a B in Communications, and a B or B- in Food Chemistry.

I don’t know how I’m going to get all this studying done, especially with this beautiful weather. Besides winter, this is my favorite time of the year. The maple trees are half buds, half leaves… all the daffodils, cherry blossoms, and tulips are in bloom… I can wear flip flops… it’s not humid yet… everything is just nice…

And don’t start singing the song Kesner. You know what I mean.
::shuts my ears in anticipation::

I get to go home in a few days, I can’t wait for summer to begin. Unfortunately, it looks like I am going to be working a lot at the health food store, because Louise is retiring and Nancy won’t be there. Blah. That means I have to hit the ordering books once more.

Things to look forward to this summer:

– Journey/Styx/REO Speedwagon concerts July 7th at Nassau Coliseum and July 9th in Worcester, Massachussetts
– Staying at Chrissy’s
– Road trip up the East Coast all the way to Prince Edward’s Island, Canada
– Hanging out with people I haven’t seen in forever
– Picking up Kesner unannounced in her pajamas and visiting Kathleen announced
– Lots of parties/graduations
– The beach
– No stress
– Tuna and avocado sandwiches on toasted seven grain bread with sprouts and tomato
– Visiting my friends at Fordham

Ok. I can’t think of anything else to write right now. I know when I started this post that I had a million and one things to talk about; but as I wrote and got distracted, I forgot half of the stuff. That and it’s 1:30 a.m. And I have philosophy in eight hours. Perhaps I should get some sleep. More tomorrow.

A productive Saturday…

Sunday, April 6th, 2003

Woke up at 10:00, went to breakfast, chatted with RJ online a bit, cleaned my room a bit, and napped.

I watched Pretty in Pink and decided I am officially in love with Andrew McCarthy. He was adorable in Mannequin and St. Elmo’s Fire. It was a good movie, it was actually the first time I’ve ever seen it. I’ve seen all the other Brat Pack movies except this one. It was just so sweet.

(Note to self: stop watching so many sappy 80’s love stories. Your life is not going to be like that) *sigh*

Hmmm… the list of guys I am in love with… Jonathan Cain – How could I not be in love with a hot keyboardist who offered to get up on the table and bark like a dog for me? And don’t base him on my user icon, please. The music video for “Seperate Ways” was a mistake, fashion-wise. Give the poor guy a break, it was 1983.
John Cusack – The ending of Say Anything was enough to make me go gaga. Then he was a journalist in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil… just the type of guy I’d go out with in real life.
Jonathan Crombie – Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Maybe he’s the real reason I can watch Anne of Green Gables over and over again.
Noah Wyle – I wish Dr. Carter were my doctor! ::backs away slowly from Kristin before she claws me::
Tom Hanks – Damn, those lips are enough.
Andrew McCarthy – (see above)

Hmm… I know there were a lot more on that list. Can’t think of them at the moment. So, if anyone knows of a nice guy for me, hook me up. Please? :o) Especially if they are like any of the above ;o) It gets a bit lonely at times.

KathleeB came over to visit tonight, woohoo! We went to her brother’s house and played Trival Persuit with Jim, Brooke, and Brooke’s dad, and the team of me/Kathleen/Brooke’s dad kicked ass. Then, we sat around and talked and watched “Saturday Night Live.” Afterwords, Kathleen and I went back to Fordham in search of Steve, who to our disappointment was not around. What is a KathleeB visit without running into Steve? We stopped at Eve’s a bit for cookies, went to Pugsley’s, then went our seperate ways.

Ah, it’s almost 5:00 because of that “spring ahead” daylight savings time thingy. Lose an hour of sleep *sigh*

Whoops

Friday, April 4th, 2003

So much for waking up early. I went to bed at around 5, hoping to wake up at 6 for class. Wound up sleeping through philosophy and food chemistry. Philosophy professor was cool with it, haven’t bothered contacted the food chemistry professor. He scares me. He has a horrible beer belly and wears the same green pants day after day. I know they are the same pants because they have the same stains on them. Gross.

I guess that sleep thing didn’t work

Friday, April 4th, 2003

Hmmm… it’s 3:20 a.m., and I just woke up. That’s not good. I went in for an hour long nap at 9:30. I don’t even remember my alarm going off. So now I am awake. And not too happy about it. I still haven’t picked up the philosophy paper I need to read. So now the dilemma rests at: should I go back to bed, wake up at 5, then read it? Or should I read it now, go back to bed, and wake up 7 for class? Either way, I’m not happy about this.

All the drunk people are coming home now. There’s someone running up and down the stairwell next to my room and screaming. Over and over. And I am having a very *interesting* conversation with Myrna. I wonder if it’s even her.

Ok, maybe I’ll start this paper or something.

Sleep is needed

Thursday, April 3rd, 2003

Last night I was at the Ram from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. this morning. I went to breakfast with Jess and Courtney, got back in my room at 9:00, slept until 11:30, worked some more on the Ram, then went to class. I am *quite* sleepy. But I cannot go to sleep yet *sigh* I have 30-odd pages of a philosophical ethics thesis on abortion to read.

Philsophy class made me realize something the other day – that I don’t have my own opinions on a lot of issues. I have other’s opinions. Mainly the Catholic Church. I’m not liking it. I really started to pay attention, listening to other ethical arguments. And a lot of them made sense to me.

Not that I am debunking the Catholic Church’s teaching, but you’re only fed one view on things like abortion, sex, homosexuality, etc. Either that, or it’s not talked about at all. Now that I am in college, I am hearing the other side of things. And it’s great.

My philosophy teacher must think there is something wrong with me. He asks my opinion on ethical problems all the time, and many times I can’t answer, because I realize the opinion formed in my head was not my own. I shall pay more attention to these things, now.

On a side note, I got an “A” on my paper about ethical arguments for and against paedophilia. That was the first “A” I’ve ever gotten in philosophy. I am *quite* happy. It was a difficult subject, too. I have to write another paper this weekend on the ethics of gender roles.

*sigh* long weekend ahead. But Kathleen is coming to Fordham so I’ll possibly get to see her. That would be nice *hintkathleenhint* 😉 Oh yeah, and hint to you too, Kesner!

Adding one more Journey show to my summer itinerary, 7/11 in Worchester, Massachussetts. I’ll go to the Nassau Coliseum show that Wednesday, then go up to Connecticut with Chrissy, then to the Worchester show.

Yay for Journey concerts!

*Gasp* Amanda wrote a real post!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2003

I’ve decided to use this thing for all it’s worth. So I am going to post normal things along with the wacky dreams, so y’all don’t think I’m totally insane. However, I won’t go post crazy like *coughcaitlinkathleenandsometimesdenotocough*some people on my friends list.

Classes end in less than a month, woohoo! I am so sick off all the stress. Am I supposed to feel this stressed as a sophomore? Well, one major plus is that I don’t have to take any core classes next semester, just Communication and Media Study classes. I’ve decided to do a double concentration in Journalism and Digital Media. Next year is going to be great. I am going to have roommates again, but not dirty ones. The Ram should be a lot more productive. I’ll be 21 soon. Yay for junior year of college.

One thing more I am looking forward to is this summer, it’s going to rock! Journey, Styx, and REO Speedwagon, July 9th at Nassau Coliseum… got 16th row tickets, should be an amazing show! We might also go up to Prince Edward Island for vacation. I’ve always wanted to go there ever since I became a Anne of Green Gables fan.

That’s about it right now. Dinner time at the caf, baby.