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lexaprose
It's always a bit awkward, isn't it?

I'm not sure what to write. So I left school and got a job and... it's not a great one... and... I don't know, it's one of those times when I'm not sure I want to record my life, y'know?

Anyway. Does anyone read this? Hi if you do...

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lexaprose
Ah, life...

Been at school and advertising like crazy for LFB. I'm not sure what else I have to say!

School has been great. I have a project due in a couple of weeks that I'm very excited for.

More than anything, though, I need to write and I haven't been. Some part of me, is just not getting there. It's making me crazy. Inside my head it's like a mouse in too small a box.

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I keep telling myself I'll update more... and then something comes up...

This week I had three quizzes. Apparently they don't call them tests or midterms. Two were for Prof. Cohen's classes and I really didn't mind them--everything's straightforward with him. Know the information, bubble in your scantron, etc. Unless you're the dumbshit who showed up without a scantron, you do fine.

Prof. Perser bothers me, though. Excuse me for being a total jerk here, but you DO NOT take two weeks to return quic results; you DO NOT require students to pick up their essays in office hours and you especially do not then skip office hours; you especially DO NOT do all of this and give the next quiz in two days. Unless you're a crappy teacher, then go right ahead.

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"Weak heroines."

Okay, nobody likes them. I get that, I really do. A weak heroine is whiny, a weak heroine is ravishingly beautiful but utterly helpless and can only wait to be rescued. And for a man to fall in love with her. And she's seen as a good person even if she doesn't do anything--good or bad.

I guess it just makes me wonder about the character I'm writing. Okay, I think I'm clear on the appearance front--she's cute in an awkward kind of way, a flat-chested teenager with an overbite, but not exactly hard to look at. The love interest? Maybe in the next book. Maybe. The boy who peels apart his sandwiches to lick out the jelly.

But it's really the question of weakness. I don't think of Cora as weak... but can I portray that? Can I communicate that to people who don't know how hard it can be just to get up in the morning?

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So today Smudge managed to get his foot high enough to clear the coffee mug. That's, high enough. Not far enough. Plunk. Poor old boy.

In other news, trip prep continues to eat my days, broken by the occasional moment of freaking out in a state of excitedtocrazyplusnervouszomigawd-ness. (Oh, yes. That's a word now.)

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Bah. I keep meaning to post here more! ...and then things get crazy.

Buying clothes has been something of a disaster, not because it hasn't been successful--I have cool shorts and tops, not cool "I am hip and with it" because I am NOT hip and whatever "it" is isn't with me, but when did pencil jeans become the fashion again?

Ew. Stupid fashion.

Also I love my mom's ability to find the one pair of flares in the shop. Not that I'm crazy about flares but they're fun, in their own way.

Temperature predictions are back to double-digits, hurrah! I mean, yes, 97 is still killer, but better 97 than 113.

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I read a book today--an entire book, start to finish.

I'm feeling more like myself :D

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Walked home in the rain.

Willy Wonka reference on House.

Awesome day. Just awesome. :)

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In an e-mail sent out to all students and faculty, the chancellor talks about how he believes in an atmosphere of diversity.

That would be a lot more convincing if the e-mail wasn't about swastikas graffiti'ed on campus buildings. I am so, so ready to be done with that school.

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Gotta love when finals are coming up and you really, really should be working, but instead you're on lj and working on a character profile and other, ahem, important things.

On another note, not a single person in my science class has sent me their paper. Thanks, guys. Thanks. It's not like I have to edit 12 papers or anything.

It's only twelve, yes, (assuming it's split evenly between me and Jay) but these papers are term-length research projects of up to 10000 words. And no one's turned theirs in yet.