tortoisegirl: (Rawr pink thing)
Happy New Year everyone! It's time to celebrate 2011!



Looking back, 2010 was actually a really good year for me. Besides everyday life and school going smoothly, I got to do a lot of new, fun stuff too.

And as a tiny New Year gift, here's some music, (very) loosely based on the passage of time and looking ahead to the future.

1. The Beatles, Here Come the Sun
2. B52s, Song for a Future Generation
3. The Editors, An End has a Start
4. Billie Holiday, This Year's Kisses
5. Eels, Stars Shine in the Sky Tonight
6. Flogging Molly, So May the Living
7. John Frusciante, Penetrate Time
8. Morrissey, Tomorrow
9. Led Zepplin, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers, 21st Century
11. Peace, Already All Right

Best wishes for all of you in 2011 <3 <3
tortoisegirl: (Celestial stairway)
There's a lunar eclipse happening this Tuesday, fully visible from North America! I hope to stay up to see it, but we'll see if I can make it to the wee hours of the morning.

The Christmas spirit is strong around here. The tree is up and decorated, and we even had a nice pretty coat of snow the day we got the tree. I made biscotti to give out and it turned out great, which I'm very happy about 'cause it's only the second time I've made it. There's still some gifts to buy but at least I mostly know what I'm looking for, so it's just a matter of going out and finding it.

However, I could use some advice from my coffee-drinking friends! I want to get my mom some nice coffee for Christmas, something of a nicer quality than she usually buys, but I don't drink coffee so I'm not sure what's good. She usually drinks Folgers. Starbucks? Dunkin Donuts? Something else? Preferably something I can get in a store or coffee shop rather than ordering online. I'll either get her a bag or maybe a sampler of a few flavored coffees. Any input would be very helpful!
tortoisegirl: (Beat- Do not want)
Day before Thanksgiving yay~ I ended up taking the whole day off and baked much bread and half a pie that will be finished tomorrow. I made a little pilgrim hat for the cat but he's being a party pooper and refusing to wear it.

Yesterday I had the fun experience of tripping falling on campus, and since I was wearing a skirt my knee got all scraped up, then bleeding profusely about two minutes later as I was walking to the subway to go home D: I didn't notice it and a woman had to stop me to tell me there was blood running down my leg. Had to duck in a building (with some "omg are you okay" comments from the security guards) and hang out in the bathroom for 15 minutes waiting for the bleeding to stop. And the blood had started pooling in my shoe, yuck. GOOD TIMES.

ANYWAY, back to this thing:

30 Day Meme
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days

Oh boy. Well, on an immediately scale I plan/hope to finish everything I need to for my classes which would fulfill the requirements for my degree and then I would graduate in December. And then I'll have a degree! And since grad school won't be happening anytime soon, I'll be done with college! So the rest of my plans and hopes are pretty much to get a job and figure out how to do this whole post-grad adult life thing. Yikes. I'll be able to keep my current student job for another semester after I graduate, so that's good. I've already applied for one job. It would give some aim to my life for the next year or so my big hope is to get that, but the chances of me getting this job are so slim that asfjsdflj, I don't even want to talk about it. I'd love to move, both into my own place and maybe away from this area. There's other generic stuff that I always talk about wanting to get done. Write more, go to the gym more, be less reclusive. Um. I don't know. Resolve that whole "aimless life" thing, in general. Yeah.
tortoisegirl: (Sparkle sparkle)
Short entry to check in, because I haven't in a while.

I took a final exam on Tuesday (given early so we could use the rest of the semester for our papers) and thank god, it's done, it's over. Might have been the worst essay ever but I don't care because whatever, I'm done with that. Papers are looming now and I'm in the early research stage, and the "dear god I hope these articles inspire something for me to write about" stage. This and next week a bunch of my classes have been canceled which means some nice breaks and chances to go home early. I'm already planning out stuff to cook for Thanksgiving. Next Wednesday I have the option to not go into work and with my class canceled that day I could have the whole day off to cook, but I might take the shift for the money and the chance to get school stuff done there. Not sure yet. A day off is tempting.

I will go back to the 30 Day Meme soon, and I hope to do a zombie-filled post about The Walking Dead and the Left 4 Dead games. It's just that those are taking more effort than I'm willing to put into LJ posts at the moment. Though maybe I'll do the next meme prompt later today.

That's about it for now. Here, have a dog:


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