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16 March 2011 @ 01:44 am
Some things in the life of Kiwi:

  • [+] My brother turned 19 before, which means I officially think of him as something-other-than-a-kidling.
  • [-] This does not mean he's any less of a dweeb. I mentioned something along the lines of 'make sure not to drink to the point you can't stand up' on his FB wall as part of my happy birthday; he mentioned he may have to take up the challenge. He is now drunk enough that he threw up three times on the way back from the bar and he may have been able to stand up, but his walking was certainly sub-par. However, it is a little hilarious and he's being a good sport. He won't live this down. Future sibling teasing, huzzah! (Even when I turned 21 I didn't get that drunk. Or, uhm, drunk at all... *boring*)
  • [-] I used to be all 'yay yay unisex bathrooms!' for supporting non-gender-binary people and that I am practically living in the library where there is one...I am not so pleased and will have to re-think this stance. I swear university-aged man-boys can't aim their own willies. It smells gross, I can't go near the seats, the floors are disgusting and it's just BLECH.
  • [-] It is possible to turn off an alarm while asleep... Er, oops.
  • [-] My Mammalian Reproduction group just does not work. I have done so much for the presentation it's ridiculous, and we couldn't even organise one time to meet before our presentation tomorrow. One of them is still asking when the presentation starts and why some of her slides have been deleted. (Does she even READ emails? She overlapped someone else's topic!) *Fumes.* Group work and presentations are ridiculous. Pity that third year is made up of group presentations...
  • [-] I should not have looked up my exam schedule. It has incorporated all of my exam fears. My worst exam is on a double-exam day with an exam the day before and another the day after. I can't even. 7 exams within 8 days, plus one more randomly 15 days after the first. I thought I was going to die the moment I saw it. Thinking about it makes me want to cry until July.
  • [+] Working on my dissertation for hours.
  • [-] Realising there was very little chance I would get a FULL draft to Nick-the-supervisor on Friday morning, despite how hard I've been working toward it.
  • [+] Remembering that he said I could email him at the beginning of the week if I didn't think I could make that. Emailing him my progress and next steps but my fear I won't make the full draft deadline for then.
  • [+] Claire deciding I am going on a double date with Hannah and various others from her household.
  • [+] Time with Claire.
  • [+] Emailing Coleen that I need more time for the Rowe application (I outlined it the day I got it and have a few answered well, but need more time for a really good application) and her giving it to me with no issues. I love Rowe.
  • [-] Presentation on oestrus detection in cattle tomorrow morning and having to go early to print out my notes and meet with my group.
  • [-] All-nighter tomorrow to work on my dissertation.
  • [+] Getting to sleep again on the weekend.
  • [+/-] Being far too tempted to purchase more icon space because I love icons too much. And sure, I spend enough time on Livejournal to merit it, but it's really not something I need! Silly Kiwi.
  • [-] Still really, really wanting to curl up with my teddy bear and cry in my bed in foetal position until June at least. May is going to eat me. Augh.

8+ / 10-

And I guess that is my life for the moment. I am such a mess of everything.

Also, queen_of_snapes, I thought this would interest you. You know how in anime girls have Jiggle Factor with their breasts? I realised today that, despite believing it to be a myth, my new bra gives me anime jiggle factor. That is so bizarre. But it reminded me of Fable and you, somehow, so I giggled.

This is an incredibly ridiculous video of anime breasts. Enjoy!


"The bluebird sings a lullaby; the firefly gives a light; the twinkling stars are candles bright; sleep, Faeries all, Good Night."
[Elizabeth T. Dillingham; "A Faery Song"]
Current Mood: grumpyGrumpy.
albalarkalbalark on March 16th, 2011 01:57 am (UTC)
My brother turned 19 Happy Birthday to your bro!

This does not mean he's any less of a dweeb. Of course it doesn't! My brothers are in their 30s and 40s and they are *still* dweebs. The women who married them are saints. ::g::

It is possible to turn off an alarm while asleep... Er, oops. Been there, done that. Ugh. On mornings when it's extra important and I'm getting up at something other than my usual time, I move my alarm clock across the room so that I actually have to get out of bed to turn it off.

RE: your group presentation - been there, done that, too, and I wish I had some advice to give other than 'don't get mad enough to throttle anyone - they aren't worth it'. This, too, shall pass. :-P The same with the exams . . . you'll manage. I think I can! I think I can! ::hugs:: Have fun with Claire!!

Kiwi Crocus: HP || Headdesk.cranky__crocus on April 3rd, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
Glad to know I have many more years of dweebdom with my brother. (: I have almost at the point of upgrading his nickname from Dweeb to Ayex (what I called him when I was a kiddling and couldn't pronounce Ls well) or Ax...but if he keeps up with this overt dweebishness, I'm afraid it may be slow in changing in my brain-noodle. :B

I've done the alarm-across-the-room thing before. The thing is that I'm usually quite good with my phone alarm, so turning it off in my sleep and then sleeping on it are very atypical! Usually the most I'll do is snooze a little, and only when I planned time for it the evening before.

Can't believe I've really finished my last official school-ish group project; they've been the bane of my existence since I was 8. So strange to see them over now! Though much in life is a group project - like trying to get a household of boys to join me in cleaning. (I have to look like I'm actively and intently cleaning so they start feeling guilty and ask if they can help, but that's only the first step, for if they join in at that point they'll just be under foot and hardly any use at all!)

Exams. Can get through exams. Can get through... I think I...er...can... Really going to try... *Wibbles.* Stupid, stupid exams. Why are they the last thing I have to do?!
Nickiperoxidepirate on March 16th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
That video is something else. Not having watched much anime, I'm kind of awed by it, frankly. Confused, also, but mainly awed-verging-on-startled.

Wishing you luck with the dissertation and other school stuff. Hang in there, dear.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Paint the flowers me.cranky__crocus on April 3rd, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, yes, it's quite a video. Not all anime has physics-defying jiggle like that. :Þ Thanks for the luck - I used it! And am glad to give you luck back any time you need or want it! (:
President Airlock: anteaterqueen_of_snapes on March 16th, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)
Err, I am... flattered? that you think of me when you see ridiculously jiggly anime boobs :P Compared to those, video game boobs are outright chaste! It's the main reason I never really got into animes... Makes you wonder if the creators ever actually saw breasts...

It is possible to turn off an alarm while asleep...
I can do that, too! That's why my radio switches on 5 minutes after the alarm goes, and I can't turn that off without opening my eyes and focusing.
Kiwi Crocus: Julie Andrews || Cigar smugness.cranky__crocus on April 3rd, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
Hahaha it's mainly because I remember watching you play Fable and having the character turn and run just so you could see her chest bounce. :B You were certainly enthralled by her boobs! Ah, now, not all animes are like that! And I've certainly seen a few video games with very-much-less-than-realistic outlooks on breasts. (Mortal Kombat, anyone?)

That's a clever alarm system! I was perplexed since my phone has worked so well for me since first year. And has since the two days I messed it up, too. I must have just been very silly those two mornings!
lash_laruelash_larue on March 16th, 2011 10:08 am (UTC)
La Kiwi Girl?
You should have your own deck of cards!

My Mammalian Reproduction group just does not work. I know it's not funny at all, and group work fior grades should be banned, but that line cracks me up.

As for the bathroom, yes. Guys plus hurry plus just not caring equals gross. I suspect that is a big reason divorce is so common.

* hugs * on the exam schedule, but maybe best to just get them over with.
Kiwi Crocus: Text || Keep calm and...study?cranky__crocus on April 3rd, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
I've just pictured myself as Queen of Hearts, with one of those big dresses people sell. I wouldn't mind that one bit!

Hahaha re-reading that line did make me laugh too, now that you've mentioned it! alskdjfklasdjf the sodding bathrooms. It hasn't been much better in the house, either. Thank goodness one of their mothers came around last week and they cleaned the main bathroom. (I think that is to be read as: she cleaned the main bathroom.)

I'd like to get them over with...but if it meant I didn't have such a hellish schedule, I'd much rather spread them out a bit! Ah well. Exam revision starts Wednesday.
CaroRulescarorules on March 16th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
woah long list!

You're strong, you can DO IT!
gerristgerrist on March 17th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
Dweeb was being quite Dweebish 19 years after birth. I think I'm glad he was there v. here. Glad he had friends - -> the old buddy system in action.

"I should not have looked up my exam schedule...."

Well, now that you have ... well, you have. It really will be over, at least. You are a good learner and a good studier (when not procrastinating : ) and you care. Those qualities will serve you well. Remember not to take any of the stress too far. Dad & I care about YOU, not grades, not perfection. If you need a break from it, you can have it. The world won't end. We love you.

And after its over you have the Harry Potter Con to look forward to : ). And coming home, and time off.

Rowe ap - hope you do it. Such an excellent plan for a Kiwi (even though I won't get to see you till you finish there : ).

Much Love, Mom

Kiwi Crocus: Lips || Chill out.cranky__crocus on April 3rd, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Haha, well, if he'd been there, it would have been illegal! (Not that that stops countless 19-year-olds.) I was going to finally start calling him Ax or Ayex again, but it seems the nickname Dweeb is just sticking to him in my brain - longer even than Monkey Boy or Robe Boy (though he is certainly still the latter at least).

Thank you for that reminder! ♥ I'm going to try to get through revision season without over-stressing myself too much. Hopefully doing a lot of revision over spring break, when I can spread it out more and have more break-time, will help.

The Rowe application was finished and sent off! So now I'm waiting to hear back. (: Yaaaay Harry Potter Con!