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Today? Today was fantastic. I didn't have my Media Production class this morning: we're in the process of working on our second video projects (an interview + interesting footage of someone we know) and today was classified as a "work day" for us to do some shooting and/or planning. Since my partner is doing all the filming this weekend (and then we'll edit it together), we didn't need the work day. So I slept until noon, and then made French toast for breakfast.

I did have class at four, so I did eventually get up and get going. I left the apartment around 3:30 so I could catch the bus in time. Unfortunately, I missed getting to the bus that was already there by mere minutes, but I had enough time before the next bus came (about 5 minutes) to visit the on campus ATM - Grandma (Dad's mom) sent me a $30 check for Valentine's Day! I was running low on money and needed to make a Meijer run soon, so it was much appreciated. I just finished at the ATM when the bus pulled up. Headed to my International Relations class, which is always fun; the professor is great and I'm learning a lot. However, I noticed on the bus ride back that I could only hear out of one ear of my headphones. They've been acting up lately (the wire from the headphones to the plug keeps getting pulled out unintentionally), but that wasn't the problem. So I have to go out and buy new ones, even though the ones I have now are only a few months old - in fact, I bought them while I was here at college.

So I was pretty bummed about my headphones, because I almost always have them on when I'm out, but things got better when I got home. Mommy sent me a belated Valentine's Day card (which of course made me cry), as well as $10 in cash and a $25 Meijer gift card (for groceries). AWESOME, RIGHT? So now I don't really have to choose between paying off my credit card bill or buying groceries. Now I'm done for the day, holed up with some Oreos (and peanut butter!) and watching figure skating. Go Evan Lysacek!

AND. I was delighted to find out both Rachel Maddow and Ana Marie Cox were both at CPAC today, and was secretly hoping for a picture of both of them, a la that picture of them from the Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner earlier this year. Of course, I posted this thought on Twitter, where it got picked up not only by Rachel Maddow's producer (who posted this, semi-satisfying me) but Ana Marie Cox herself (ZOMG YOU GUYS.) This has now earned me a few new Twitter followers, which is pretty weird.

Tomorrow should be pretty good as well, despite the fact that I can't eat any meat. I have an Audio Production private lesson in the morning, and grocery shopping afterwards. Then producing at a Loserville shoot, and capping the night off with some Olympics, as per usual. Tomorrow night is when Ice Dancing starts, and I'm really excited because two of USA's Ice Dancing pairs are from Michigan, right around the city where I'm from! Now if only I could fit in some homework in there as well...
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So the Superbowl was on tonight, and usually I'm really into it, but this year... not so much. I was really indecisive as to who I wanted to win (and had a list of very shallow reasons as to why the Colts should beat the Saints and versa), it went by incredibly fast, and although I ordered pizza shortly before halftime, it didn't arrive until the last few minutes of the game. Don't get me wrong, I'm incredibly happy for the Saints and what this victory will bring to the City of New Orleans, but. I don't know. Something was missing. Maybe because it was the first time I'd ever watched the Superbowl absolutely by myself.

However, there was this commercial which I absolutely LOVED:



It's things like this that bring out the hopeless romantic sap in me, and then I get emotional. And speaking of romantic things, I STILL have not talked about Numb3rs - specifically the episode from two weeks ago, but also the show in general, as there are possibly only two episodes left, and they won't come until AFTER the Olympics. I also need to do a real-life update, as there are things going on in my life, such as: I hate my PR professor/class! I am making plans for next year! I am now a big TV producer! But I digress. I'd much rather sleep than update this thing all the time.

gah.

Jan. 28th, 2010 10:18 pm
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HELLO, LIVEJOURNAL! I have had a crazy stressful week, which has gone as follows:

Sunday: sleep until 3pm(!!!), watch AFC & NFC championships
Monday: decidedly not do Scriptwriting assignment (write a short story in screenplay format)
Tuesday: marathon episodes of John Adams for International Relations paper
Wednesday: become frustrated by PR professor's inability to teach, watch State of the Union, begin writing John Adams paper
Today: Shoot first video for Media Production, finish John Adams paper and turn it in

Thankfully, all that's on the agenda tomorrow is a group recording for Audio Production, and then a Loserville shoot. The weekend is also less stressful, as there is a day-long Loserville shoot on Saturday (which I might not end up going to - it depends if they'll need my producer abilities), and then I'm spending Sunday working on my Scriptwriting assignment - we have to take a personal narrative (I wrote about moving to Belgium) and write it in screenplay format - and reading all of Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight posts that I have starred in my Google Reader. And most definitely catch up on some sleep.

There was also this little gem of hilarity to make me feel better, courtesy of Overheard in New York:
I don't even want to look at my art history midterm yet, but if I don't know how I did, I'll go crazy! It's like a Catch-66! Anyway, I'm going to head back to my dorm and put on some pants.
AND THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS PRETTY MUCH THE STORY OF MY LIFE. (It also made me think of Ana Marie Cox - ask her about pants!)
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Air America Radio files for bankruptcy.

So there goes my secret idea for a radio show entitled "Getting Boozy with Rachel and Ana Marie", wherein the two of them discuss politics while drinking cocktails Rachel has made. It would be air during happy hour Monday through Friday, and it would be awesome. Yes, I realize that Rachel's in New York and Ana Marie is in Washington DC, but that was a detail to be worked out at a later point in time. Or never, as it were.

Seriously though: it's a sign of the times, both in terms of the economy and today's media outlets. It really sucks for Ana Marie though, seeing as she only started working for them in January, and just got her own show back in April. On top of that, she just got her official White House Press credentials a few days ago; seriously, the only reason I ever watched a White House press briefing was because she was going to be there and occasionally liveblog it. I seriously doubt she'll get to do that at her next job, whenever and whatever that may be. But hopefully this means she'll appear on The Rachel Maddow Show a lot more? *crosses fingers*

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Has also been a sucky day for me, seeing as I got totally shut out of choosing a partner for my first video project in my Media Production class, and was thus put into a group with two people who don't know how to do anything (and I'm not super confident about the class myself, which doesn't help much); had pancakes for dinner, although cherry pie filling does not work on them (my mistake); and waited nearly 20 minutes in the freezing cold for a bus that obviously wasn't coming, so I had to walk all the way across campus back to my apartment, and while I was doing so, not one but two of the bus that I was waiting for pulled into the main stop on campus. So yeah, I'm going to take a shower and watch The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Office and 30 Rock and forget this day existed. (I would totally join in on Ana Marie's drinking, but I am still underage in that regard. Trust me, I'd drink.)

Thankfully, tommorow's Friday, meaning no classes for me. Although I do have to go look for a job on campus. Blergh.
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Hard to believe it's been a year since President Obama's inauguration and this moment:



Let me explain: I was totally jacked up on super sugary peach rings and attempting to write a paper on mise en scene and Dial M for Murder for my Intro to Film class, though pretty much failing. In my defense, it had been a pretty long day for me: I woke up early to finish The Audacity of Hope and after spending all day up at College, I just wanted to go home. Unfortunately, I couldn't until later in the evening.

The TV was on in the computer lab (first time was on since 9/11, natch) with MSNBC. I heard the above exchange - about how she used to be a bike messenger in DC, and a bad one at that. Totally warmed up to her. I didn’t start regularly watching The Rachel Maddow Show until April of 2009, but now she’s one of my favorite people. All because of one little nerdy comment.

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I still need to make a real life update, gosh. And talk about Numb3rs as well, because OH MY GOD YOU GUYS.
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I totally didn't forget about yesterday (December 16th) being John Spencer Day; in fact, my first tweet of the day was on that particular subject. However, I did not participate in the annual obligation to quote Leo McGarry here on LJ, as I was too busy getting finals finished up and cleaning/packing/getting ready to go home. I planned on making a post once I got back home, but I ended up not getting here until after 1 AM, even though I left Grand Valley around 7 and it takes roughly 2 and a half hours to get here - there was a really bad accident on the freeway just outside of Grand Rapids that left traffic backed up for miles, so instead of waiting we took a detour to the local Target for a little bit, then ended up sitting in traffic for roughly an hour AFTER the accident was getting cleared. This is not the first time getting home from somewhere has gone badly: you'll remember it was this time last year that I had a hard time getting home from Chicago via Amtrak, since my train was canceled as the tracks had frozen and a another train (oddly enough, from Grand Rapids) was stuck on the tracks, and ended up having to take a bus home and arriving around 7:30 PM, nearly five hours later than my original arrival time of 2:30 PM.)

But anyway, I've been doing the whole "Quote Leo McGarry on LJ" since it started back in 2006, so to compensate for missing this year's, have Leo's Big Block of Cheese Day speech and Leo asking Josh how that bullet didn't kill him. If we're going off the comparison that the Obama administration is exactly like season 7 of The West Wing, that makes Leo Joe Biden, which I absolutely love because Joey is adorable.

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Obviously all finished with finals, which went off without a hitch. I only had finals Monday through Wednesday, and they were well spaced enough that I didn't have to go through my usual self-exile from the internet that usually happens during this week. In addition, all of them seemed pretty easy; even my World Politics one - the midterm was brutal and it was my hardest class overall - went over smoothly, which I chalked up to the fact that the five free response questions on the exam were all ones I knew really well and could properly answer (although I struggled with the multiple choice portion, simply because I didn't study at all for that portion, focusing more on the free response questions because that's where the majority of the points were.) Comm Research was open-note/open-book and Mass Media&American Politics was just a simple four-page paper, so high marks are guaranteed; not sure how Comm, Social Problems and World Politics are going to shake out. Grades are available on Christmas Eve, so depending on what they are, it'll be a great Christmas present or a not-so-great Christmas present.

And now that the semester's done and I've got nothing important to do over my nice long three week break, I'm just going to relax. I've got all kinds of Christmas-themed TV to watch, from episodes of The West Wing/Studio 60/Sports Night/The Office/CSI:NY (there are also Christmas episodes of The Big Bang Theory and The Simpsons, but I've watched them already), as well as the holiday standard fare of A Charlie Brown Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, both of which I had to download due to inconvenient scheduling on television. After the holidays are over, my TV viewing will basically consist of various Bowl games and watching the first wave of television come back for the new year - including Numb3rs, which I'm obviously really excited about because, hello, shiny HD! And I'll have to say goodbye to Jon and Stephen for a few weeks, which is totally okay with me because Stephen gave this really cute little send-off at the end of his show last night.

I'm going to try and get back into writing again while I've got all this time to do so; I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] picfor1000 totally on a whim, hoping that might start something, and I'd also like to get this fic I've had swirling around in my head for a few weeks down on paper at some point. Decided to do a [livejournal.com profile] picspammy challenge after a long, long break; thinking about doing their "end of the decade" challenge and have already come up with a preliminary list of the events I want to spotlight (hopefully one or two for each year, but possibly more) and am definitely taking suggestions, as long as they're not too obscure. And as usual, I'll have my end-of-the-year playlist of songs I listened to throughout 2009 - a task which is proving very difficult, as my tastes are constantly changing and I'm trying to keep the list down to about 12 songs.

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And finally, for all of you: my thread at the Holiday Love Meme (to those of you who have replied, a hearty thanks; I'll get around to those flisters who have it sometime tomorrow); and my Formspring, where you are allowed to ask me questions on literally anything - should you be so inclined.

no, really.

Dec. 9th, 2009 09:28 pm
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I did absolutely nothing today. Nope, didn't even go to class. I just slept until 1:30 PM, made French Toast, and then spent the rest of the day laying in bed watching various things online - Scrubs, last night's TRMS, the 2003 World Gymnastics Championships. I'm wide awake now (as well as showered and clean), and desperately hoping that all classes are canceled tomorrow, since we're under a blizzard warning and it's supposed to be insanely cold all day. I plan on watching Charlie Wilson's War later tonight, since I'll still probably be wide awake, and I have to write a film review on it for World Politics - which is due tomorrow afternoon. I'm really excited to see it (Tom Hanks! Aaron Sorkin's writing!), plus I bought some Ben & Jerry's Half-Baked yesterday to ride out the snowstorm with, so tonight's going to be pretty fun.

Other school related things: My Mass Media&American Politics professor canceled class this week, as well as the presentations on our Content Analysis projects, which are now due on Monday. Totally awesome, as I haven't even started on it - despite having it for a few weeks. Also awesome is the fact that I got a 92% on my Comm Research final project, and our final exam is open note/open book. Just one more thing to not worry about for next week!

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Regarding the latest news on The Office: FRAKKING HILARIOUS. I'm beginning to think that this isn't so much a network decision as a writer decision, as they possibly haven't figured out that plot yet - even though Pam is technically supposed to give birth in January, based on continuity. Don't get me wrong - I do think it's sad, as you've got three episodes before the Olympics; couldn't you devote an episode to the birth then? No? Instead we've got to wait through almost two weeks of Winter Olympics for something we've all been waiting the entire season for. Honestly, I'd be excited if it was coming after the Summer Games, because yay! Gymnastics! Swimming! But with the Winter Games, there's no sport I'm really excited about. Which makes this whole waiting thing really suck that much more.
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I HAVE TO WAIT ALL THE WAY UNTIL JANUARY FOR NEW EPISODES OF NUMB3RS.

GAH. I get another new episode of everything else before the end of the year, but I have to wait an entire month for Numb3rs to come back? (Although on second thought, with only potentially five episodes left, it might make more sense to have them run consecutively than break them up. But still, we just had a rerun last week! And now to have two more weeks of reruns? UNFAIR.)

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In other news, I did absolutely nothing school related after class today - even though I totally planned to at least start my literature review for Communication Research. Instead, I did laundry, straightened up my room, colored in this picture of Rachel Maddow, and hung up these photos over my bed. I even contemplated taking a nap before watching my usual Friday night TV, but that didn't even happen. Which means I've got some hardcore work to do both tomorrow and Sunday. Because these papers obviously won't write themselves, as much as I'd really like them to.
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So as I was heading out to lunch and World Politics class earlier this afternoon, it starts snowing. Except it was the kind of snow that immediately melts as soon as it hits the ground, making everything wet. I ended up taking the bus over to class (it's a minute long ride as opposed to a 10 minute walk; I took the bus on the way back as well), and even with the short walk from the bus stop to the lunch place, then from the lunch place to class and back to the bus stop after class, my pants were soaked. I went to dinner a few hours later, and the snow was just starting to stick. Here's what it looks like now:



YEAH. And we're supposed to get more through tonight into tomorrow - so much so that they've issued a severe weather advisory. It's definitely pretty to look at, but it's going to be a bitch to walk around campus in. And thus begins the part where I start constantly wishing for snow days, even though they're extremely rare at college, Grand Valley especially.

ETA: I just found out high school's Christmas concert is December 10th - aka next Thursday, right smack drab in the middle of studying for finals. Grr. Second year in a row I will not able to go back and see all of my choir people and sing the Hallelujah Chorus as an alum. Just another reason to hate finals.
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Ugh, I wanted to do a "Woo-hoo, I'm home, Happy Thanksgiving!" post while I was actually back home, but I was feeling so incredibly lazy during my vacation that I'm doing a post now - right at a time when I have to be anything BUT lazy.

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Thanksgiving break was good, incredibly low key. Watched all the football games on Thursday - although I had to give up on watching the Giants/Broncos game because a) I was getting frustrated watching it online and b) they were losing, and losing badly. I ended up watching The Office's "Niagra" on NBC in HD with Dad - it was a lot better the second time around, especially having someone else watch it with me. Dinner was great as well, being with just Mommy, Dad, Graham and Monica. Spent both Wednesday and Friday lounging around the house and getting nothing done - we didn't end up spending Friday with my aunt&uncle&cousins, but we'll see them for Christmas, which gives me something to look forward to after school finishes up.

And then on Saturday, I went with the rest of the fam (along with my uncle and my cousins Luke, Mark and Paul) to Graham's football game at Ford Field! They were playing in the State Championships, and even though I had never been to any of his football games, I figured I should go and support him and his teammates - he's a senior this year, so it's his last chance. Plus, it would probably the only chance I would have to visit Ford Field - I don't plan on going to a Lions game anytime soon - and even better that we watched the game from a suite right on the 50-yard line. What made the experience even better is that they won! We were all excited, because it's his school's first football championship in six years - and Graham being a senior, this was made even more special for him. We all got very emotional at the afterparty.

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Now that Thanksgiving break is over and I'm back at school, it's full speed ahead to the White House to the end of the semester in two weeks - which means all kinds of projects are due. I have my final project in Comm Research due Monday (Which I just realized this past Monday, and now I'm rushing to get it done even though I've had several weeks) and my content analysis project for Mass Media&American Politics due next Thursday. And then there's final exams the week after that, two each on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday. So yeah, I've got a lot of work to do in the next couple of days - I'm surprised that I haven't had a total breakdown yet. And also disappointed that I won't be able to go to the football game this weekend - Grand Valley is on track to win another National Championship (they last won in 2006) and I'd really like to be there to experience it - although it'll be nationally televised on ESPN, so win-win-win? Ugh, I just hate the final weeks of the semester. So much stress before getting a vacation.

BUT. Numb3rs is a new episode on Friday, and that's always something for me to look forward to.
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I'M HOOOOOOOOOOOOOME.

It's great to be back. I haven't seen them since before I left for Grand Valley at the end of August, and even though I talk to my parents on the phone every Sunday night, it's just not the same as seeing them in person. I was near tears when I walked in the door, and both my parents gave me huge hugs when they saw me (Dad was home when I arrived, but Mommy came in a little bit later.) That good mood was quickly crushed when I went upstairs to my room to put my stuff away and saw that Monica, who has been using my bedroom for its better WiFi connection and my bathroom in general (since she normally shares a bathroom with Graham and well... EW), had completely trashed the place. She knew I'd be coming home this weekend, so she could at least make the effort to clean it up to almost how she found it.

My parents were being their adorable selves last night while watching Law & Order with me - Mommy especially, in the way she gets so wrapped up in watching these crime procedurals. I was really excited that even with a stop at Meijer and Wendy's for dinner, I was able to make it home in time to see it; how could I not, as it was two hours in HD on our big-screen TV! SO SHINY. Except it ended up being two completely different episodes instead of one big long one (which I would've preferred, seeing as the first episode sort-of ended in a cliffhanger.) [livejournal.com profile] daygloparker's right: tres disappointing. And Numb3rs wasn't much better, partially because our CBS HD feed was faulty, and this is still on my mind.

Today I spent most of the day watching C-SPAN coverage of the Health Care Reform debate in Congress - something I'd never thought I'd do, plus I planned to spend at least part of the day doing more research for my World Politics memo essay (Due Thursday, have not started it yet. I forsee a lot of late nights in my future.) Obviously, that did not get done, and it probably won't happen tomorrow either - I plan on watching Rachel Maddow do Meet the Press and then watch the Patriots/Dolphins game before I have to go back to campus in the late afternoon. I could attempt to start it tomorrow night, but who knows how tired I'll be. Plus I still haven't re-watched last weeks' Mad Men, and I'd really like to talk about it before the finale.

In conclusion, Taylor Swift is adorable.
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It has been a very stressful week for me. I got offered a chance to job shadow at the local ABC affiliate on Tuesday evening, an as much as I'd really like to go, I don't drive and getting there by bus on time would be damn near impossible. I found out on Tuesday that my Memo Essay for World Politics is due next Thursday - I definitely knew that, seeing as it was given to me at the beginning of the semester, but since it wasn't due for a couple of weeks and I had other more urgent things to work on, it got pushed to the back burner. So obviously, I haven't started working on it - and it's worth 20% of my grade, so if I do poorly on it, I'm pretty much guaranteed to fail the class. Commence freaking out.

I'd been trying to relax a little bit, as I haven't been sleeping well as of late and have been getting some pretty bad headaches - including the one earlier today, which required a heavy dose of Tylenol and a three-hour nap - by watching the World Series. I'm not a huge baseball person, but it's nice to have some sort of distraction, even if I'm too distracted by it to actually do my homework. Anyway, I had finished everything I needed to do last night, so I watched Game Six. Thrilled by the Yankees win (PHILLY CAN SERIOUSLY SUCK IT NOW), I stayed up on the internets for a little bit. That may have been a bad idea, since I came across this:

CBS Reduces the Number of Numb3rs episodes this season from 22 to 16. Which I figured would be the next step after CBS has to make the decision to continue with either your show or Without a Trace (just barely escaped that one) and one of your main actors, Peter MacNicol is forced to take a temporary leave of absence from the show as a cost-cutting measure. What irks me about this is that the most recent episode brought in about 7 million viewers - which is impressive for any average television show, let alone on a Friday night. It handedly wins the 10 PM Friday timeslot almost every week. The fact that CBS increase episode orders for all the CSI's is also pretty upsetting - I always though that with the big name casts and what goes into making a seemingly "formulaic" show that it actually be more expensive to produce than Numb3rs. To see CBS go the way of NBC - eschewing popular, good quality programming over something more mediocre simply because it costs less to make - is pretty depressing. Isn't CBS supposed to be doing really well? I can understand why NBC is doing this, but CBS? SAD.

On a slightly less serious note, this cutting back of episodes better not mean that I don't get to see Charlie and Amita's wedding on-screen. I WAS PROMISED AN ON-SCREEN WEDDING, YOU GUYS. IF I DON'T GET IT SIMPLY BECAUSE CBS ARE IDIOTS, I'M REALLY NOT GOING TO BE VERY HAPPY. (And don't say "If you don't get it, I'm sure people will write fic about it!" HAHAHAHA, like that's going to happen. No one cares about this fandom, so there is no good fic. I'd write some myself, but I am not the best writer. But I'm not complaining about that. I WANT MY WEDDING I'VE BEEN WAITING A VERY, VERY LONG TIME FOR.)

However, I do have some great things to look forward to in the next few days: I'm job shadowing at the local PBS affiliate tomorrow afternoon, which is actually on Grand Valley's downtown campus - super convenient, as it is just one half-hour bus ride away; I AM GOING BACK HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE I MOVED OUT TO GRAND VALLEY AT THE END OF AUGUST, which I'm obviously beyond excited for - I really miss my family a lot, you guys - and I'll be back home by tomorrow evening, meaning it's entirely possible I will get to watch the two-hour Law & Order extravaganza in HD on our big-screen TV. And I found out last night via a promo that Rachel Maddow will be on Meet the Press on Sunday, which is always exciting. And even with all this excitement, I'd really like to squeeze some doing of homework in - but that's highly unlikely. I'll be so thrilled to be home that I won't want to do anything.
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Things I need to talk about:

+ Tonight's episode of Mad Men (HOW COULD I NOT?)
- The fact that I'm pissed that my New York Giants haven't won a game lately
+ The past three episodes of House
- Why I gave up on Glee

Unfortunately, none of this will be attempted until at least Wednesday, since I have an exam in eight hours that I've barely studied for and a paper due Tuesday that I haven't started and really don't want to write - and of course, I'm the girl who doesn't pull all-nighters and overstresses herself out more often than she should. GAH.

GIVE ME SOMETHING - ANYTHING - TO LOOK FORWARD TO THAT WILL HELP ME GET THROUGH THE WEEK.
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November is looking like it'll be Midterms 2.0 for me, at least for the next two weeks. I have my second Sociology exam Monday morning, another take-home essay exam for Mass Media&American Politics due Tuesday, and an online reading quiz for World Politics that needs to be submitted by Wednesday afternoon. And then I have a Concepts of Communication project due the 16th; I've had it since the first few weeks of class, but it's one of those projects where you have to do something and then write a paper about the experience - I'm planning on doing a job shadow of some sort, but I haven't had a chance to ask my professor about contact info because I've been so busy and distracted lately, plus I'd like to have the experience fresh in my mind when it comes time to actually write the paper. Hopefully I can get the job shadowing thing done next week when I don't have anything going on. We'll see.

Other school things: I am now working at GVSU's student-run TV station! I'm one of three producers overseeing this brand-new little comedy show called Loserville, which is kinda-sorta-not really like The Big Bang Theory. Anyway, since it's a new show, we had to do a casting call to find our actors - which, ugh. So many people came out to audition, and it was hard enough remembering who everyone was, let alone looking for the people to fit these specific roles. We ended up getting into a semi-fight with one of the drama shows - we both wanted the same actress, but we weren't allowed to cast her in both our shows (even though she wouldn't have THAT big of a role in either show, and she was the only option for the drama show and our show's top option). We ended up getting her at the last minute simply because the actress put Loserville down as her first choice. I was kinda upset that I had to miss The Office and 30 Rock (and Project Runway, and The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report - the casting session didn't get over with until 12:30 AM!), but I had tons of fun hanging out with the other GVTV producers. They're all a really funny and hyper group and I'm just really excited about getting to experience it all.

I finally did get to watch The Office this morning between classes, and while I really enjoyed it overall, there was just one thing that was kind of off-putting to me. )

Also Immensly enjoying Law & Order (HI MIKE AND CONNIE, YOU GIVE ME SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO ON FRIDAY MORNINGS WHEN I AM STILL GROGGY BUT HAVE TO GO TO CLASS) - very excited about the 2 hour episode coming next week, and Numb3rs - but that's nothing new. Fridays are definitely becoming my new favorite day of the week.

I may or may not have had an urge to write something, thanks to a picture I found during a random browsing of We Heart It. I'm not entirely sure how it's going to play out yet, but hey, at least I'm attempting to try writing again?
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This meme in no way makes up for the fact that I haven't done a real-life update in quite some time. )

Other things I need to post about besides real life things: the past three episodes of House and general thoughts on this season of Mad Men - which, sadly, is almost over. Where did the time go, you guys?
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PHUCK YOU, PHILLIES.


SERIOUSLY, PENNSYLVANIA? YOU WANNA LET A SPORTS TEAM FROM ANOTHER STATE TRY AND WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP? NO? OKAY THEN. FIRST FOOTBALL, THEN HOCKEY, AND NOW BASEBALL? SERIOUSLY, WHAT THE FRAK IS WRONG WITH YOU? (I would like to remind you that you haven't actually won the World Series yet, so just SHUT UP.)

That being said, I really really hope Chuck Todd donates the $1,000 to Jake Tapper's charity for Goatee Gamble, as I just cannot bear the though of seeing him without his trademark goatee. Also, I have decided to suspend my Yankees hate for the remainder of the World Series and root for them, because, ugh, PHUCK THE PHILLIES AND THEIR SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT.

*goes back to learning about presidentialism and parlimentarism*
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We interrupt studying for midterms to bring you three and a half of my latest dreams. )

In other news: I loved last night's episode of How I Met Your Mother. Like, a lot.
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Long time, no update. Here goes.

School is going along fine. A little stressful, seeing as it's midterm time already - even though I've only been in classes for not quite two months. Luckily, they're not all in the same week and aren't all technically "midterms". I had my first exam in Social Problems last Monday (received an 82% - not as well as I thought I did - but it's the only first exam and I really didn't know what to expect, and I can make it up by doing really well on the other two), a take-home essay for Mass Media&American Politics due Tuesday (which if you saw my tweets Monday night, you know how hard it was for me to get through it), and the rest are all this week: I have a paper/presentation due Monday evening for Communications Research, and exams Thursday and Friday for World Politics and Concepts of Communication, respectively. So yeah, I'm going to be super-busy this weekend. If only the apartment wasn't so cold and there wasn't an America's Next Top Model marathon on Bravo right now, I'd totally be motivated to actually work.

In other real-life news, I NEED A JOB. BADLY. Though this is nothing new, I am running out of money way too fast for someone in my situation. I can't even pay off my credit card bill anymore, that's how bad it is. But sadly, I've been so busy with other school things that I haven't had a chance to check out Grand Valley's student employment office. Maybe after midterms are done and things quiet down academic-wise. If all else fails, I can see if the campus newspaper is still looking for people, even if it's going to be extra work.

TV has been hit or miss so far for me. Mad Men has been incredibly enjoyable as of late - it's really hitting its stride, and I'm anxious to see what's coming next. The Big Bang Theory remains hilarious as always, and I'm really warming up to Barney/Robin on How I Met Your Mother. CSI:NY and Criminal Minds have been really uninteresting this season so far, but I refuse to give either of them up because a) I'd have nothing to do on Wednesday nights, and b) I want to see them get better. I am, however, really excited that 30 Rock returns next Thursday - Liz Lemon&Co. have been absent from my life for far too long. I've also watched this weeks' The Office and House, but I think both of those need a re-watch and their own posts for extended thoughts and analysis. Those will come soon enough.

The NFL has also been in my life lately, which, yay. Great way to spend a Sunday, you guys. And my New York Giants are undefeated so far, which is awesome. Although I'm disappointed I don't get to watch as many of their games on TV as I'd like.
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Reasons why today has been awesome:
  1. I slept in a extra hour from yesterday.
  2. I wore my recently washed "Cookie Loves Milk" t-shirt.
  3. I had frozen hot fudge sundae Pop-Tarts for breakfast.
  4. I watched Modern Family on my break. Excellent show.
  5. I ate a cinnamon sugar bagel from Einsteins while watching Glee.
  6. I have no homework.
  7. Richard Engel showed up on NBC Nightly News.
  8. I had a cheeseburger&fries for dinner.
  9. Keith Olbermann is wearing his normal glasses.
  10. JIM AND PAM ARE GETTING MARRIED TONIGHT.
  11. I've got mint chocolate chip ice cream to celebrate the PB&J wedding.
  12. Project Runway. Enough said.
  13. David Gregory is on The Daily Show tonight.
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This has really not been my week, school-wise.

- I have a class at 9 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - so in order to be dressed, get my stuff together, eat breakfast AND putter around the internet for a few minutes before leaving the apartment around 8:30, I have to wake up at 7:30, 7:45 at the absolute latest. So I stayed up until around 1 AM Sunday night because of the Emmys, and was thus jarred awake Monday morning by my alarm clock. I turned the alarm off, thinking I could get an extra 15 minutes of sleep. That totally did not happen; I ended up waking up at 8:30 - the exact time I needed to leave the apartment. It was too late for me to get to my first class, so I stayed in bed and watched this week's Mad Men, planning to be ready in time for my next class at 12. Except I was totally not thinking straight that day, because I thought my class was at 1, and it was not until I was all dressed and ready to go at 12:30 that I realized that class really was a 12 and had missed it. Though I did make it to my Monday evening class, because that only meets once a week and if I dare ever miss it, I would be screwed.

- On Tuesday, I was planning on going to the weekly meeting of Grand Valley's TV station at 9:15 PM, but I was also incredibly tired. So I took a nap from 7:30 to 8:45, but was still really sleepy and decided not to go. But then I slept until 11 PM, stayed up for a couple of hours and then went back to sleep until 7:30 the next morning. WEIRDEST SLEEP SCHEDULE EVER.

- I missed my first class yesterday morning simply because I was tired and didn't feel like going. It's my Mass Media & American Politics class, which I really like and actively participate in, but I figured I could miss the class just the one time, and the outline for the class is available online. Still, I feel guilty about missing the class simply because I was tired - even if the professor doesn't care why you're absent.

- Totally forgot to do my first writing assignment for my Comm class, so I have to do it this weekend, turn it in late and only get half credit. Simply because I forgot it was due today. BLERGH.

(The moral of these stories? I NEED TO GET MORE SLEEP. AND POSSIBLY START WRITING THINGS DOWN.)

BUT. Positives! Numb3rs premieres tonight - in just a few hours, actually! I REALLY COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED. I bought peach rings all the way back at the beginning of the school year in anticipation, and now I FINALLY get to eat them while I watch in celebration. And I'm going to try and hit up Meijer to get the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly that the flist has being chattering about - I tried to get it earlier this afternoon, but last week's issue was still on display. I figured if I go tomorrow afternoon/evening they should have it by then. I can also see if I got in the mail back home (I have a 3 month trial subscription that I don't think has quite run out yet) and if so, have it sent to me. Plus it's the weekend, so you know what that means: SLEEP!

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