I'm a well read technosexual who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
They found out my schedule is going to be working 10-6 on both Saturdays and Sundays from now on, and they were both appalled.
"Both days?" my dad asked, concerned.
"Yup," I answered.
"Are you sure you'll have time to do homework?" my mom prodded.
Basically they've continued to tell me to cut hours at work if I need to and that they'd prefer I work - they think it'll be better for me psychologically to have a little income and to be social and active, and I agree - that I should most definitely quit if I can't handle work and homework and they won't accept me cutting down the hours.
Because they are two of the most amazing people I know.
I've been drowning in homework and socialization/welcome events. Jaws in the pool was cancelled - technical issues with showing it in the pool - but there's a root beer float social next Tuesday. And Anita Diamont talking about Boston Girl, but I flipped through the book earlier today and not my cup of tea so I'll skip that, head home early and do more homework.
I'll be back later tonight to clean a little and do homework. Tomorrow? Cleaning, homework, work, and maybe a movie: The Incredibles and then a talk about AI. But I have to drive two+ hours to school - round way - and I want to focus on some homework assignments, so I think I'll end up staying home. I'm also just exhausted and need some heavy duty time purely alone.
I'll probably just veg at home, rewatching GotG v2 or Civil War or Age of Ultron or Dr. Strange - or all of them - and doing some reading and coding.
Sunday? Work, then picking my parents up from the airport.
Monday, class, then more homework. I want to try to fit in some more comic reading to calm me down, too.
When I post this link to my Library Thing books - it's the book pages for me - can you see the tags?
One of my teachers needs to be able to see them when I link her to this page: she wants us to experience tagging ourselves.
I swear a lot in my blog here and while interlinked blogs are okay - like here - I'm not sure it would really work for what she wants. (Too see how others use tags.) I feel like this is easier for what she's asking, but I know I can see it when I'm logged in. I'm looking for others, maybe even someone who doesn't use LT, just to make sure no matter what, she'll see this.
Thanks in advance, guys.
There are two and I hope they can fit into horror bingo. Meanwhile, I've gotten into Power Rangers thanks to Mallory's box. I like the comics more than the show, but the show works for me as background noise while I read. (I always have TV on when I read if I've got the choice.)
But two notes: Rita needs to stop laughing and get a voice coach. And even though Alpha's a robot, I want to punch him in his dumb robot face if he says 'ai-yi-yi' one more time. Why couldn't they have an awesome Alpha robot?
I lost my Whirl/Rung necklace - and ended up having it on me. I was looking for it, and a little later into school than I wanted. (For swimming purposes, so no lateness to class, although I had to scramble to get some reading done.)
I ended up getting the best parking space I've ever gotten. It's always been two levels down and someone was pulling out of the top level.
And then someone was staring at my Whirl bag when I was studying. I had previously said I loved his shirt, which was Pinhead from Hellraiser. We talked about comics, horror, and then I went back to studying and ate some late lunch.
He then saw the bag and was gaping.
He did the art. He took a picture of it, said he'd gotten a notification from Redbubble, got $5 of the $40 I spent on two bags, and was like 'I can't believe it.'
I laughed and told him I couldn't believe it either. And that I showed my mom and dad who have no interest in Transformers, but thought the artwork was beautiful.
Can you believe that, though? Supremely weird day. But kinda awesome, too.
Oh, yeah, yesterday I broke my 'no coming out' rule. Someone invited me to a Spectra welcome to campus event, and that's the SLIS LGBTQI+ group. I came out and asked if it was okay if I didn't quite fit, and it was a relief to have someone know and accept me. I won't talk about it a lot, not unless it's relevant - I though it was in this case - but it's nice to know I won't have to hide.
PS - the man who drew Whirl is in my next class in fifteen minutes. Can you believe that? Not only are we in the same city, in the same school, in the same program, but we're also both first semester students in the same class?
Really digging this. The text is... larger. Like physically larger. The text is small enough in my other text book that I was finding it frustrating as it was harder for me to read.
With bigger text here, it's much, much easier to read. Both books are fascinating, so far, though.
I'm stressed out and can't really focus on reading tonight. I'm also tired so I'm going to sleep early and wake up early and I actually am ahead enough that I can get away with doing that today, so yay!
So I'm finally posting for the fandom box.
Mallory really spoiled me!
This is what I saw when I opened the box.
I got so many postcards, so many lovely notes, and this is only the first. The Imagine Dragons CD is amazing: I wouldn't have bought it for myself since I only knew one song, but I've been listening to it today going to school and I love it!
Captain America socks. MCU since he's the one untainted by Spencer's awful nazi story. That's my story and I'm sticking to it: everything I own that's Cap is now officially MCU, even if he doesn't look like it.
I got two of Mallory's books, one because she wanted to give away the new edition and the first because she had a spare around. (Yay. I'm looking forward to both of these, whenever I manage to sneak in some time around my comics and school and work and social actives. And I want to cry when I type all that out because it feels like forty eight hour days.)
Also, a Stargate novel. Well, I love the Power Rangers comic I got, and I said books out of my fandom were okay. Mallory loves the leader in Stargate and that ties into my fascination with Black Bolt as leader of the Inhumans, I think. So I'm hoping I love this as much as she does :D
I got a Power Rangers graphic novel and an Inhumans graphic novel. I've been eying Attilan Rising as I want it in one full story, but I got the comics separately so I've been hoping for it to go on deep discount so I didn't feel like I was paying twice for it. I'm looking forward to reading it in one sit during my first school break.
I really loved the Go Go Power Rangers comic I got in this package - a different thing, because, yes, so, so spoiled - so I'm looking forward to this, so much so that I carry it to and from school in the hopes of stealing a little bit of time to read this.
Another postcard, the Buffy book I sent Mallory found it's way back home - which the art is amazing and I was considering buying a replacement so this is a welcome surprise - and a Marvel doodling book that I've been eying.
A selection of comics, Power Rangers, Avengers, and specifically some Vision related Avengers. Yay! Including one with an iconic cover that I've been longing to read. Yay. I've already read Go Go Power Rangers and it's five dinosaur - or pre-human animal robots - that combine into one massive robot. Yeah, I was bound to like that. Looking into getting more of that, to be honest.
I started the kids Avengers one that focuses on the Hawkeye/Black Widow pairing and there's this panel with the Vision just hovering above all the Avengers, arms crossed, causally looking down like 'this is what everybody would be doing if they could.' It charmed me and made me all swoony.
Pocky and an Iron Man toothbrush. That toothbrush? I collect those. Mostly Transformers one, and believe it or not, I hadn't gotten around to the Iron Man one. Each time I go 'well, maybe another Bee...'
I have another toothbrush to use for emergencies/take with me on vacation that also expresses my love of fandom.
Mallory painted this, guys. She painted this for me. It's a Grimlock paper holder that's been personalized, and I love this so hard it's not funny.
Postcards and a pen.
I love all these notes. Mallory took time on these, and it shows. Thank you! And that handmade illustration is just gorgeous!
My unboxed Grimlock toy. Love! He sleeps with me. It's... quite frankly it's actually probably dirtier than it sounds. Because it's between my breasts. And don't blame me: the toymakers made it the perfect size for that.
Some Marvel Tsum Tsums with Vision. Yeeeesss! Vision! Because this is how you make him more adorable.
Also, a closeup of my pen. I love pens so this is a big deal for me. Any pens are.
A little boxed Grimlock. I don't have this one, so it's very, very exciting.
Thank you, Mallory!
It's not so much that I get burnt out for long periods of time, but after an hour or so I need a short break. Thus posts. I think I'm going to finish up the short digital read, and maybe read a comic, then finish this. Or come close to it, at least!
I'm not posting a photo because time and I don't like it. I cut it super short so I don't have to style it, at least not much, and it's about my mom's length. My sister likes it because it looks like my mom's hair a little now.
So I called it mom hair and laughed and laughed.
I really don't like it, though. I don't like how it frames my face. I'm probably not going to get a haircut until it hits about my shoulder's again. At least three months, probably closer to six.
I'm almost done with chapter five, and chapter six is pretty short. After that, I have half of a five page net reading, and I have to print out this syllabus. (Tuesday's homework is just reading the syllabus.)
So I'm almost done for Monday.
Also, I have to laugh:
SUSHI provides raw usage data to libraries.
And all I could think was 'actual sushi provides me with raw fish.' I so want sushi now...
Some updates will be weird: regular text posts, as I take this in. I'll end up not finishing this book, at least not within this class: I'm jumping to chapter five and six next and then chapter three for a class further down the line.
Fascinating what a librarian does and doesn't do and how it happened, and yet for someone who's more into fiction than non-fiction, extra dry as well.
Luckily it's about time to take a break for lunch and then we'll see how far I get today. I have about forty pages, and some short articles to read for Monday, and I have to read one syllabus for Monday and one for Tuesday, with the teacher for the Monday class - aka, the one I'm reading this for - asking us to print out the syllabus. All incredibly doable.
It's a Bollywood musical. About robots falling in love, and apparently also feeling murderous rage.
Am I using this as the background for my studying, even though it's in Hindi? Um, yes.
Then looking for a good show since I've just binged Wynnona Earp to studying. (I don't watch, but hearing dialogue helps me concentrate. Otherwise, my mind moves too fast, and I study worse - aka, I don't remember as much.)
Suggestions welcome, but I'm looking for something lighter. Not necessarily a sitcom, but something that isn't gloomy. Action packed without angst will work. I'm being very particular, so if I don't respond enthusiastically it's because if it's too silly/I'm just not into it, it won't work. And I don't like Friends or Seinfield so some humor doesn't work for me.
Might just binge watch Robots in Disguise again. That Grimlock is growing on me...
Limited, and my first book is a frickin' brick. Interesting, but a brick. I'm going to leave it here tonight as I don't need it until tomorrow and in fact I need to focus on online reading/0-point assignments like putting up a picture and proving I can use Dropbox and tags online tonight. I may leave a couple other things here, but nothing of real value: electronics, wallet, etc, coming with me always.
And yeah, I was called paranoid for locking my room in a small little college: 300 students, from freshman to seniors. People laughed and laughed - until someone got his laptop stolen. So, yeah, thanks, I'll continue to be paranoid.
Also, going to hit the bookshop soon and get at least one piece of Simmons swag. Shirt, or sweatshirt, or hat or something. Just because I kinda really want it. I need to do things: find my googles for my swim/outting bag - yeah, I'm going to have bags just in case I go swimming or get asked somewhere overnight/want to brush my teeth on campus/etc - and make these bags since some of the bags and pouches just came last night. But other than that, I'm already ahead on reading to be honest, so I should be all set for this weekend. (AKA the time I work.)
Going to hit the bookstore now, and then a haircut. Then the comic store, to finish up shopping for my fandom box and for college - I want to get more cough drops for my first aid pouch, get some headphones to listen to movies while I study because it's how I study best*, and some Avengers Kleenex from Michael's. Then classes start tomorrow. And I'm still super worried.
Yeah, they stay in the boxes. I got an opened TFA (Transformers Animated) Grimlock who just semi-secretly happens to be one of my favorites. I always wished Blackarachnia treated the big lug better!
I also spent six months trying to track down that toy, as I did with Ultra Magnus. (I finally found both, but yes, they are safe in boxes. I would have bought two Grimlocks to open one, but I wasn't going to spend another six months looking for one!)
So i finally has one, and he came without transformation instructions. I was told this but was like no worries, I can find tutorials online. (Transformers fans put them up on youtube. They review the toy, transform it, showing you how, and grade it.)
I took my keys out of my bag and should be looking for it to go to school event. (Not classes, but an event I want to go to.) Instead I've spent a couple minutes turning Grim from alt-mode - dinosaur - to robot mode which obviously robot. So he can hold his flaming sword.
I figured it out on my own. From what I gather, he's one of the easier toys to change but still somewhat proud of myself. Lookit me. Getting into grad school, changing robots on my own. Go me.
I need to catch up on two reviews, and I want to review Rainbow, GotG volume 2, and do a full Inhumans review. I also have to post for my fandom box. (Which is going to be a massive post because Mallory was generous beyond belief. Just no words. And she was nervous about her surgery while prepping for all this? Astounding.)
I got everything from Redbubble, and I want to post for that, too. I may not get to any of that tomorrow as I'll be reading for my Thursday class. Thursday I have class and Hillel group at night. Friday is free, except I'll be skipping sci-fi club and Hillel to drop my parents and sister off at the airport. I'll be reading and probably slowing writing those reviews and posts as I take breaks. Right now my priorities are fandom box, Inhumans review, GotG volume 2 review, catch up on reviews, then Redbubble.
Then catching up on comics whenever I get the chance.
Anyway, yeah, today was Inhumans then a friend's house for some Legends of Tomorrow and GotG volume 2. Tomorrow is a Hillel brunch and haircut.
Then, eep, first class. My professor seems really nice, but very strict, which I only mention because of a me thing: I'm already nervous, and yeah. But I'm convinced I'll be fine - or keep telling myself that. I'm already a bit ahead on the reading, so I should be good to go for Thursday!