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15th-Oct-2007 03:22 pm - Whistling a happy tune
Wicked Menzel
Cross-posted from my blog about my college life

Reasons why I am having a good day (in no particular order):

1) It is the glorious fall break and I have decided to stay on campus. The campus seems like a ghost town because so the majority of students have retreated home for break, although that is not really related to why I am having a good day. The lack of people does certainly contribute to the next reason.
2) I have been actually productive for once this fall break. I walked to the Starbucks on the other side of campus and studied and worked on some ideas for my graphic novel/novel (I haven't decided yet what it will be) for 4 hours.
3) I received a free Iced White Chocolate Mocha because they were training an employee and didn't want to waste the drinks that she made. (<---this made me very happy)
4) Caffeine is a drug, no matter what anyone says. I have consumed lots of it today, resulting in a alert and happy state of being.
5) An amazing amount of rain fell upon the land last night, result in the cool, crisp morning that I love so dearly.
6) The library book which I had borrowed as research for my paper has been located. This book had been misplaced and was overdue but now the fine has been paid.
7) I came across a passage of latin in aforementioned library book and am very pleased that I can still read that which I labored for many years to understand.
8) I heard a very interesting story from the library lady.
Once, long ago, the capital of Oklahoma used to be Gunthrie, not Oklahoma City. Then, in the dark of the night in 1910, some people from Oklahoma City stole the big, metal state seal that resided in Gunthrie and brought it to Oklahoma City. Oklahoma law says that wherever the state seal is, there will the state capital be also. So, Oklahoma City became the capital.
Okay, so I found that story interesting.

On another note, I miss working in a coffee shop.
5th-Sep-2007 06:18 pm - Conchords
Wicked Menzel
Okay, my friend Kelly had a clip of this show on her blog. It on HBO and I found the clips funny. I swear I just made this "my eyes" only as a personal reference since I couldn't find a way to bookmark just the ones I wanted, but it isn't. Oh well.

Very amused by this too:

6th-Jul-2007 03:53 pm - Nerd moment
Wicked Menzel
In true nerd-like fashion, I'm very excited right now because when Jessica (one of my friends from school) and I went to Borders for coffee this morning, I bought Ovid's Metamorphosis with the original Latin on one page and the English translation on the opposite page. So, now that I'm home from my boring office job (I'm working two jobs this summer), I'm going to sit down and read the Latin side like I read an English book, only with an *occasional* glance at a dictionary and my Wheelock grammar.

Also, Livejournal isn't really functioning on my computer right now which is why I haven't really done anything like comment or post or whatever. I think it has something to do with the firewall we have.
"Is there anybody going to listen to my story..."*

So I'm going on a complete Beatles obsession track right now. Those guys are/were geniuses.

I probably listened to "The Long and Winding Road" about 50 times in the few days before and after my graduation ceremony. I don't care if it's not what the song is really referring to. It's just the way it's sung and some of the lyrics make me think of the long and winding road that is my life and how my high school experience is just part of that road and I'll look back at it with mostly fond memories.

" The wild and windy night that the rain washed away
Has left a pool of tears crying for the day
Why leave me standing here, let me know the way
(Many times I've been alone and many times I've cried
Anyway you'll never know the many ways I've tried
And still they lead me back to the long and winding road
You left me standing here a long, long time ago
Don't leave me waiting here, lead me to your door"**

My favorite Album is Abbey Road, followed closely by Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. I think, between those two, there are songs for every mood I'm in.

" I read the news today oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
Nobody was really sure
If he was from the House of Lords"***

**The Long and Winding Road
***A Day in the Life

(I was going to add Youtube things of the songs because that's better if you can hear it, but I can't figure it out again and I don't have the time because my dad is telling me to double check that I have everything ready to leave)
5th-Jun-2007 08:20 am - Check off one for the life goals...
Wicked Menzel
One of my life goals has been completed.

I have laid down in the middle of a street for 15 minutes.

It's actually pretty comfy, all things considered.

Also, I am heading off on a much needed vacation to Carlsbad, our family's annual haunt. I know I'm on summer vacation already, but I'm so glad to get off work for a week.

See ya!
24th-May-2007 04:21 pm - Some people are just bizarre...
Scar, Idiots
Some people just amaze me, and, in this case, it is not a good thing.

Yesterday, while working at Seattle's Best Coffee Cafe at Borders, I have this old lady come up.
Besides being slightly hard of hearing, she seemed like a regular normal old lady.
I was wrong.
You know how most coffee cafes have a mug of coffee beans filled with pens stuck upright so the pens are within sight and easy reach of the customers when they need to sign credit cards?
I heard afterwards from one of my fellow employees that our particular mug of raw, dry coffee beans had been sitting there for eight months.
Not only had those beans been in the open for eight months, allowing stray hairs, dust and who knows what else to float down and nestle itself in the stale objects, but there was probably a bunch of ink that had, over the months, dripped onto the beans from the tips of the pens.

So, guess where this story goes?

Yep, the old lady took one of the stale, dirty coffee beans and ate it.
I probably had a look of "What the heck are you doing?"-the slightly open mouth, the wide eyes, the raised eyebrows-on my face for about 5 seconds before I mustered a "Would you like anything to eat with your coffee?"
At least I didn't start laughing, which is what the same co-worker I mentioned before said she would have done.

I imagine the coffee bean didn't taste very good either.
23rd-May-2007 03:53 pm - Debating...
Wicked Menzel
Hmmm...I'm kinda debating starting a new lj account since high school's almost over and I don't want any new cool college friends reading what few poorly written posts I do have from my high school years. Besides, it's kinda fun starting with a blank sheet of paper, figuratively speaking.

But on the other hand, it'll be a pain to re-add all the blogs I watch and notify all my friends (if they don't see this, which is entirely possible).

Anyone have an opinion?
30th-Mar-2007 09:21 pm - My Ipod won't work...x_x
Right now, I hate technology.

I hate how I've become dependent on rather frivolous (meaning not life or death) devices and that have such control on my mood. When they freeze, I start panicking and get frusterated and irritated.

I hate how it seems like all my siblings ever do is sit in front of the computer or TV. What happened to playing and using your imagination and reading?
Guess it's gone out of fashion.
24th-Mar-2007 07:07 pm - Unicorn vs. Narwhal

I always thought there should be some sort of battle between unicorns and narwhals since they both are the only creatures, real or mythological, I know of that have one horn.

I wish I had my photoshop so I could color and post a picture of such an event, but alas, I am out in California, having just finished a visit to one college and now waiting until tomorrow when I visit another one. Each new college visit just makes my decision harder... >_
4th-Mar-2007 04:40 pm - Scholarships and Schools
Wicked Menzel
I'm back! Alive!

Belhaven College has a really, really phenomenal art program. The professor and head of the art department, Bob, is very charismatic. He looked through my cruddy sketchbook that I had brought just for pleasurable drawing, NOT AT ALL MEANT TO BE SEEN by people, much less art teachers. He actually liked most of it. He said that I "showed through my sketchbook that I was thinking about the fundamentals and of art and the creative process" and "looked at art as more than a hobby." There were a few critiques, such as being more sure of my sketching lines, but overall he seemed to like it and thought I had potential.

He also said that he'll get me scholarship! money from the art department one way or another. *happy dance*

So now I just have to decide how certain I am that I want to major in art. I figure if I'm 98% certain I want to be an art major, Belhaven has the best art program so far and I should go there.
But (and sadly, there is always a but) it's Mississippi and that's far from home and can be expensive to fly back and forth. Jackson isn't that great of a city either. Plus it'll be humid and hot half of the time that I'll be there.

river country + humid + hot = mosquitoes and frizzy hair = rachel is not very pleased

But, on the other hand, someone is willing to give me scholarship! money after just seeing some of my pathetic doodles from classes (and trust me, some of the art I saw while at Belhaven was pretty awesome) That is something at least, right?
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