rosaioko
18 August 2010 @ 12:32 pm
So...now I'm in that awkward timestamp where I feel it's too early to start putting things in suitcases (and some stuff I can't put in suitcases cause I, y'know, kind of need it over the next week) but I really want to get started on things - actually to be totally honest I really want to get started on the things I'll need to be doing once I arrive in Japan and those I really can't get to. -.- So I have to settle for making lists of crap and chewing my nails. I don't get how it can simultaneously feel like there is too much time till I get there and not enough wtf reality Also why is it impossible to find a map of campus >.> Like not where the buildings are but inside the buildings? nnnnnnnnng planning >.<

Also dad has a grand plan (since our phone contract is conveniently ending) to try and get me a phone here that I would be able to use in Japan and then continue to use once I got back - which would be awesome cause my phone is showing signs of dying, and would also not leave me with a random headset bouncing around upon my return...but it's less than a week till I leave. And he's leaving on a business trip like two days before I leave and knowing my family there just isn't going to be time. Plus, ideally, I'd like to get a phone with a proper keyboard hey [livejournal.com profile] faded_lace can I just steal your old one? cause I'll be emailing/etc so much in Japan, but sofar one of those isn't on the lists of phones he can get a good deal on. Though there is a pretty sweet touchscreen one but there's other complications with that one too Plus there's the issue of unlocking it so I can, y'know, use it in a foreign country. :/ It would be nice if we could have started figuring this sort of thing out at, like, the beginning of the month?

In slightly happier news, we are like 3 boards and a series of steps away from having a back deck, which will make the cats extremely happy once the workmen leave and means that there is no longer a foot and a half drop out the kitchen door. It does look damn strange, though, having stuff there though after like two years of the "moat".

Oh and my catbite is healed to the point I can wear just bandaids instead of gauze wraps :3 yay.
 
 
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rosaioko
30 June 2010 @ 08:29 pm
...has been pretty damn boring XD My dad's working on the landscaping around our house, and I'm helping cause I'm getting paid to which means not only do we have massive piles of mulch, several potted things, empty pots that previously held things, and a bunch of trees that keep falling over lying around, I now spend the majority of my days planting massive amounts of pachysandra everywhere. I almost miss the daily battles with foot-and-a-half high weeds... Supposedly, this magical plant will keep down weeds in our flower beds. All I know is it's been about a month and I never want to see the damn thing again. Unfortunately, I'm planting it all over our property, so that's not really an option XD ah, well.

In other news, I successfully found Fakir pants (go old navy, go!) after a long and frustrating search (why is it so hard to find white pants? I mean really now) and since my wig is ordered, I am aaaaaaaaaaall set for Otakon this year - I just need my train tickets. I also found some pretty new skirts and shorts that fit (go old navy, go! take 2) and replaced all of my ridiculously worn out socks (...JC penny this time) XD yay shopping trips with mom.

I am also on a letter kick, as I have some pretty new stationary and some random other stationary that I found in the depths of my bookshelf and a notebook that I'm tearing pages out of, so if anyone wants a letter, drop me an email/message/screened comment with your address and I will happily ramble at you for a page or so and send it off ^ ^ You can write back, or not, either is fine, I just want to use pretty paper XD

And last but not least, I'm in the market for a new LJ layout, and am unimpressed with the ones offered :/ does anyone know some good comms/creators who's journals I can poke through to find one? I tried searching and such but it didn't quite work. EDIT: Found one~ :D thank you
 
 
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rosaioko
26 February 2010 @ 10:59 am
 
We have a snow day and I'm delaying doing my bio reading, so we finally get a post! XD I swear I was intending to update this more often.

As far as classes go, things are pretty ok - orgo is becoming significantly less stressful, now that I have a decent lecture teacher. We're switching books in Japanese though, which is kind of traumatic, because the new one is, well, >.> scary. But we'll get through. My chinese history class is boring as all hell, but the teacher is entertaining. I just wish I was better at analytical reading/writing - three grades in the whole class and all of them papers sldkjfskld.

Study abroad has hit that lovely, inevitable waiting period where Bryn Mawr hasn't approved me yet and Temple can't process my application until Bryn Mawr approves me. I'm fairly confident in my chances, but like all things it would be nice to actually know.

Katsucon went wonderfully, once we actually got to the hotel - major props to [livejournal.com profile] faded_lace for not freaking out at how long it took us or the multitude of times we got lost. That being said, we are never using that gps again. Ever.

Cosplay was made of utter awesome, and we did manage to get it done - largely due to poor [livejournal.com profile] moonlightlady14 staying up until 4AM to finish hemming and attaching things and a lot of safety pins once we were actually wearing them. But they looked great and we couldn't go more then like 10 feet without being asked for photos - which unfortunately meant we didn't see much of the con, but it was fun anyway. That reminds me - sailor moon crew, we need to do a meet up and mass picture exchange at some point, because some people didn't have cameras and not everyone's cameras were used for each shot.

Alright, I think I've procrastinated long enough. To work! *dives into pile of readings*
 
 
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rosaioko
19 December 2009 @ 01:41 pm
 
So...about how I haven't posted in 2 1/2 months? XD um, yeah, sorry about that. I swear I used to update this thing more often but then organic chemistry and lioncrest and real life kind of ate any incentive to post that I had.

So, hello to new people from LC *waves* Like I said, I used to update this more often and I'll try and work on that next semester XD

And now it's time for the 'what the hell happened in the two and a half months in which Brit was not posting' report. \o/ yay! (I'm sure most people have heard bits and pieces of this except for [livejournal.com profile] hyoutan who was in australia and [livejournal.com profile] genicheerios and [livejournal.com profile] jackalackala with whom I do not speak anywhere near often enough T.T)

Classes went okay - Japanese teacher turned out fine, Bio was alright, Calligraphy turned into life drawing halfway through which was strange, but I managed to throw together something resembling a final project that my teacher liked and now it's over. whew. Orgo was a general cycle of reading, practicing, reviewing and then walking out of the tests/quizzes realizing I knew a hell of a lot less than I thought I did >.< I could write pages of bitching about orgo but again, most people have heard it already, and when it comes down to it I don't really want to write it.

Real life was busy - drama with Scottish dance club cause we're having issues with the teacher, and losing people because of it and >.<, but Bryn Mawr hosted a dance which was a rousing success :D and I have new dresses, and am going to the New Years Ball. Oh, and my ballet slippers finally coughed and died on me (and by that I mean developed a second hole in the bottom and the beginnings of a third) so I now have Lizz's 7-year-old competition gillies which are still in decent shape and somehow fit me, despite our having very differently sized feet XD.

Anime club is (to my knowledge, which given my incredible ability to not notice drama, is questionable) going well - we have a huge turnout for Katsucon (probably something to do with the fact that hotel rooms are free >.>) and we're in the process of figuring out rides and cosplay stuff which will hopefully get done on time and work o.O

So, currently, I am at [livejournal.com profile] faded_lace's house - originally we were going to use this time to style my mercury wig, but then there were supply issues and it didn't come in so now we're just hanging out - with a crap ton of stuff that I am taking home for winter break and it's snowing. And I slept till noon :D yay.
 
 
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rosaioko
31 August 2009 @ 03:44 pm
So...first day of classes, yay. Rant teims startiiiiiiiiing....now!

The good )

The bad )

The irritating )

In other news, I asked the mail room today if they were hiring students and they were ambivalent about me until I said I could work Saturdays. Then he seemed more eager, and told me to come back thursday. So I may (hopefully possibly pleasepleaseplease) have a job - now granted one that would require my working tuesday and thursdays before I go to japanese and possibly every saturday for the rest of the semester, but damn it it is a job and a paying one and I'm sure I could find a sub for the one time when I think I wont be here on a saturday which is katsucon.
 
 
Current Mood: drained
Current Location: Pem West 311 aka room of awesomeness
 
 
rosaioko
03 August 2009 @ 01:39 pm
 
it's official.

doubles = love.

And for once, I'm not talking about Prince of Tennis. Shocker, I know.

So at like 7 this morning, when I'm finishing my breakfast and about to head out to my early-morning work shift, I'm flipping through the paper. And I stumble on the article by our usual gay-rights columnist. The header?

"Doubles Tennis better than Therapy"

So of course I read it.

The whole thing - the whole damn thing and this is by someone who I doubt even knows what prince of tennis is - is about how the author and her girlfriend have been together 24 years, play doubles tennis, and credit it as one of the reasons their relationship works out so well. That playing doubles strengthens relationships. It ends "In thennis and life, there's simply no joy as special as having a life-long doubles partner."

I cut the article out. I am bringing it to college.

XD I love my life.
 
 
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rosaioko
It is may 31st, and it's a lovely 55 degrees outside. wtf, rochester. not okay.

I am also now nineteen and rather bemused by it. (we also now have copious amounts of cake in the house, which is not necessarily a good thing).

I've discovered an untold love for sundried tomatoes and cheddar cheese on toast. I don't know where it came from.

My cat is sick, has to be forced to take his antibiotics, which are not helping and he also now has no appetite. We think he may need an xray which will lead to  possible surgery which is a problem because I've used up all my employee benefit money at the vets and thus convincing my dad to pay for such things is going to be a long and very very difficult battle which my mother and I may or may not win.

Between random jobs for my dad ( 9$ an hour) and lots of hours at the vets in june (7.37$ an hour) I think I will manage to not go bankrupt between travel from pinewoods and otakon and also other varying expenses from otakon. yaaaaaaaay employment.

On that note, I still dont have any idea how I'm getting from pinewoods to an amtrak station, as noone is returning my emails. I want cheap tickets damnit, and that means planning ahead. RESPOND, PEOPLE.

I am currently on episode 64 of the Prince of Tennis anime, and have made no progress with haruhi or xxxHolic (what else am I supposed to be watching? oh yeah, code geass). As my father has yet to get my bike down from the ceiling of our garage, I have not yet made it to barnes and nobles to read my way through the PoT manga. need to get on that - It takes an hour to walk to pittsford plaza and while, yes, I do in fact have that kind of free time at the moment, I'd much rather bike it.

I have also corrupted one friend here at home to not only PoT in general, but also the musicals. She has finished the manga. I have sent her roomates arc. She agrees that Dream Lives are possibly the most amazing things known to man (fangirl). We're making progress.

Have fic. )


 
 
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rosaioko
14 May 2009 @ 11:50 am
So, I'm mostly unpacked. Still have various piles of shit-that-I-don't-need-till-next-semester, but we haven't found anywhere to put those yet, so they're just going to stay piles of shit-that-I-don't-need-till-next-semester.

There is a lot of stuff I should be doing right now, namely calling two of my friends, a neighbor, and bath and body works to see if i got a job there, also I need to make up flyers for babysitting/petsitting, and I desperately need to organize my closet now that all the crap that I brought back from college is back in it....but instead I'm reading fanfiction and posting. XD yay, priorities.

So, because I'm trying to get all of my various writing tidbits up online, for absolutely no reason whatsoever, I present my college essay. In 11th grade, our teacher had us doing a lot of practice college essays, and this was one of them. It was left virtually unchanged when I attached it to the common app and sent it in the next year.

so just in case any of you were wondering how I managed to get into Bryn Mawr.... )
 
 
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Current Mood: contemplative
 
 
rosaioko
13 May 2009 @ 12:45 am
 
well, I'm home.

I am not, however, unpacked. Somehow, [livejournal.com profile] moonlightlady14 managed to fit the entire contents of my dorm room in a...god I think it was a camery? I dont know cars at all...anyways, she managed to get all my crap into the rental car, and then (after lunch and slightly frazzled/tearful goodbyes to [livejournal.com profile] hyoutan ,[livejournal.com profile] cuheryn and [personal profile] faded_lace ) me and my mom headed out for the 6 hour drive back home.

An eternity of trips up and down the stairs later (not helped by my cat yowling and winding round my ankles) I had all of aforementioned crap in my room. This meant my bed was covered, and I could not get to one of my closets and a window.

I have cleared off the bed. I have a massive pile of laundry sitting by the door, a pile of I'm-going-to-deal-with-that-tomorrow-dammit and a pile of crap-I-dont-need-till-next-semester. and a pile of shit-that-is-still-in-bags.

and I can't sit on my chair.

-.-

I'm going to bed

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Current Mood: why do I have so much stuff
Current Location: home
 
 
rosaioko
27 April 2009 @ 02:29 pm
 
http://sub-textual.livejournal.com/29019.html

wow. just....wow.

Everytime I get looked at odd for still being a hardcore fantasy fan, or my dad looks frusturated that I'm still so into manga and anime (I think he's still under the impression that it's just a phase) and I start thinking that I'm into fandom just because it's fun and entertaining....I run into something like this.

and go, oh, yeah. fandom is not just a bunch of screaming, flailing omg-this-series-is-so-awesome! kids, it's people who take the series and really look at it, and analyze it, and come up with something more relevent to the real world then half the stuff they throw at us in class.

well....and it's fun and entertaining. XD
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rosaioko
So, the haverford LLC is all macs. I mean all macs, there isn't a PC in the entire room. And all of those computers have a handy little button at the top of the screen that lets you switch the language that you type in. Not the keyboard, the language. And these are the computers we use to write to our japanese pen pals (in japanese obviously).

So, today, I got a chunk of the way through what I wanted to write back to my penpal (who is a guy, yamashita-san, if anyone cares) and then had to leave for the bus. I figured I'd go to the bryn mawr LLC and finish it later, cause I dont have the ability to write in japanese on my computer (if anyone has vista, a PC, and knows how to do this PLEASE CLUE ME IN). So this afternoon I head over to the LLC and I ask the girl working there if the computers have the ability to type in japanese, and she says yes. So I go in, and they're all PCs but I figure that it can't be that complicated, can it?

Um, yes, actually, it can. >.<*

So I finally get the little language bar to say it's set to Japanese, and I start typing. First thing I notice? All in katakana. And no matter how much I mess with the damn thing, it won't give me hiragana. Next thing? the keybored is...god I dont even KNOW. I hit the 'a' key and get 'chi'.

wtf? EPIC FAIL BRYN MAWR LLC

anyways, so all this means that its going to take me until next tuesday to finish the damn post and I'll just hope that they really dont check the site until wednesdays.....>.<

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rosaioko
05 April 2009 @ 11:55 am
So.....I've been in the Prince of Tennis fandom since oh, mid- february? When I finally sat down and watched "Imperial Match Hyoutei" at Plenary. I've been reading fanfiction since about...mid-march.

I have upwards of 80 links in my 'finished' folder. I know this because I just organized them all by pairing.

To give an idea of how wierd this is, I've been into gundam wing since mid-highschool and have 70-something links for that.

o.O why is this fandom so ADDICTING???? and I haven't even actually seen the series yet! just a few of the musicals!
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rosaioko
02 March 2009 @ 09:50 am
SNOW  
y'know I came to college to get AWAY from the 7-month-long winters that happen back home. so here I am in pennsylvania, and it's march, and I am so sick of winter, and have memories from my childhood of it being like, february and there being flowers up here, but no. it is snowing like maaaaaaaaaaad. As in, genuine, hard core, rochester-lake-effect snow. I didn't know they GOT that stuff down here. but apparently they do.

on the plus side, my early morning japanese class was canceled and so were my calculus and chemistry lectures. I still have lab, but thats a short walk and a royal pain to make up so it's ok.

so, in honor of the snow day, I present to you the one and only lemon I have ever written.

enjoy. )


 
 
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rosaioko
18 February 2009 @ 09:48 pm
so, my school is well known for its traditions. One of them is called "hell week". It started today. Basically, the freshwomen ask a sophmore (or two)  to "hell" them, which basically means they tell us to do all sorts of crazy things. And we do them. and it rocks.

So, tonight, I participated in a reinactment of the lord of the rings, during which I was a ringwraith (and chased frodo aka hannah around the campus center going raaaaaaaaar) an orc (during which I chased frodo aka hannah and erin aka gandalf around one of the dorms going raaaaaaaaaar) and a part of shelob (during which I ran at frodo aka hannah and erin aka sam going raaaaar and then auuuuuuuuugh when the shined the flashlight at us in the basement of the science building).

The elevator was mount doom. frodo and sam had their gay moment. it was fantastic.

tomorrow, I get to dress up as a schoolgirl, run around and take pictures, and get put on trial. Friday I steal a couple oggz (color changing glowing eggs) from one of my hellers, and cloak and get to run around and be a mystic, and then preform the haruhi suzumiya dance.  Saturday, I run to the haverford duck pond (probably get thrown in) at 5AM, and then I'm either crashing the local middle school dance, or going to a scottish ball I havent decided yet. Sunday, I'm replacing the flags on top of the great hall with hogwarts flags, and then dress up as a hogwarts student. Monday I'm supposed to take part in the campus olympics and build a trebuchet and lay seige to the campus center (it has turrets, and I have class all day, wtf I dont know if I can do that). Tuesday I stage a yu yu hakusho battle with the trees on merion green. And on wednesday it ends and I have lunch with my hellers at sushi land.


I love this school so much.
 
 
Current Mood: chipper
 
 
rosaioko
16 February 2009 @ 05:37 pm
 
so....katsucon didn't turn out so great.

Don't get me wrong, it had nothing to do with the convention.....its just I got sick about halfway through saturday morning and spend the rest of the day in the hotel room feeling miserable. what I got to of the con I really  enjoyed (also got a pre-release of the next fruits basket book which I'm pretty happy about) but I didnt get to go to a lot the panels that I wanted to go to, I didnt get to run around and buy mad amounts of stuff in the dealers room, I didnt get to meet the artists of the webcomics I follow....*sigh* overall the weekend kinda sucked.

and I still have a cold.
 
 
Current Mood: sick
 
 
rosaioko
12 February 2009 @ 07:47 pm
So, this weekend I will be attending (for the first time) KATSUCON!!!!

It will be the SECOND anime convention I have ever attended, the first being a smaller, one-day affair at a local college back home (dont worry tora-con I love you to), and I have been bouncing off the walls all week. We're leaving tomorrow, I'm skipping friday calculus and chemistry for the second time in a row (last week was my grandmother's funeral which, oddly enough, was in arlington as well), and I CANNOT WAIT


*fangirl squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*


So if any of you are going to be there and happen to spot a girl with mid-length curly brown hair, a Wicked t-shirt, practical sneakers, and a wide-eyed tourist expression it's probably me.
 
 
Current Mood: bouncy
Current Location: cloud nine
Current Music: ~ * the wind outside * ~
 
 
rosaioko
29 January 2009 @ 11:27 am
I randomly decided to do this, not sure why. But, regardless, 25 facts about me!

25 facts. )
 
 
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rosaioko
26 January 2009 @ 04:44 pm
okay....monday's are not good days anymore.

not that they were ever great days....but my schedule now? totally insane.

I have classes back to back from 9:30 to 4:00. I HAVE NO LUNCH. NO LUNCH + KAZE= NOT GOOOOOOOOOOOOD.


wooooooooooooooo, the rooms spinning again....9.9

I'm gonna go finish my luna bar now.
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rosaioko
09 January 2009 @ 08:16 pm
I has CAMERA!!!!!!!!!! *does mad happydance (TM)*  after two years, which included two proms, a trip to paris, senior banquet...hell, my senior year of highschool, highschool graduation, and my first semester at college (including two big college traditions) I finally have a CAMERA!!!!!

unfortunately...I am lacking a memory card. which means I can take a grand total of about two pictures before it starts yelling at me that the camera's memory is full. so I can't really use it.

BUT NONETHELESS IT IS A CAMERA!!!! *Rock Lee Pose o' Drama And Joy*
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Current Mood: squeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Current Music: there's a fine, fine line ~ * ~ sung by a friend (senior concert recording)
 
 
rosaioko
31 December 2008 @ 04:43 pm
 
it's kinda early but....Happy New Year everybody!!!


aaaaaaand, just because...





 
 
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