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I get a rainbow! [Dec. 3rd, 2006|01:21 pm]
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(no subject) [Jan. 5th, 2006|10:41 pm]
Arwin
[Current Mood |calmcalm]
[Current Music |TLC! (The channel, not the singing group.)]

Everyone else seems to be making holiday updates, so I figured I would, too.

The first week of break, I pretty much read and slept everyday. It was wonderful. My parents came up here for Christmas because they didn't want to deal with my family in Kingsport. Then my aunt and grandmother came up the day after Christmas. My mom says it was one of our best Christmases ever, and I have to agree. (It was MUCH better than last year, at any rate.) We went to Kristen's for dinner one night, so our families got to meet and all that.

I went to Maryland for New Years. I stayed with Sam for two nights, and Mark for one. On New Years, we drove to Craig and Julianna's house to have Chinese food and play games and discuss Hillcrest gossip (which, sadly, I was able to participate in.) Sara Hood was there, so we got to hear about her, eh, interesting expereinces that she's had while teaching school in the Bronx. Evidently all the kids at the school call the teachers by their first names, but they call Sara "Ms. Hood" because they think it's funny. They also all came to see her on her first day, because they were evidently under the impression that she was black. She taught us all a bunch of ghetto high school slang too. That was fun. Yeah. Afterwards, Mark and Sam and I all went back to Sam's to drink and watch movies. (No ball drop for us--Sam's mom cut off the cable since she's in Turkmenistan and Sam's dad is in Saudi.) We're exciting.

On the way back from Maryland, I almost had a seizure (almost exactly a year after I had my first one.) I know when they're coming, though, so I was able to pull of the road and calm down, and then drive to the next exit (where, thankfully, there was a truck stop with a 24-hour restaurant.) I was an hour outside of Blacksburg, so I was able to get Kristen to come get me. At least I'm defective on a schedule. Now I get to go back to the neurologist and have them poke and me and probably run a million tests. Eh, it could be worse--I could have no warning.

As of today, I'm working on a research project for the forestry department. Technically I just enter data, but once they found out that I'm a stats major, they said that I might be able to actually do "real" work. It's not the most exciting thing, but it pays well, and it's not like it's hard.

I suppose that's it. Kristen's going to Cincinatti tomorrow to get Michael, and Sam and Mark are coming back early next week. Yay.
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(no subject) [Sep. 24th, 2005|09:51 am]
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You are a

Social Liberal
(68% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(23% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Democrat




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(no subject) [Aug. 25th, 2005|12:22 am]
Arwin
Wednesday night drinking is my new favorite thing ever. :)
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Update! Whoa... [Aug. 9th, 2005|09:37 pm]
Arwin
[Current Mood |calmcalm]
[Current Music |Anchorman]

Eh, I was bored, and I haven't posted in over a month, so I figured an update was in order.

Caitlin and I are mostly moved into our apartment. We have a few more furniture things that need to come, but Cait's bringing those when she comes next week. We still have an extra bedroom, which is nice, despite the extra rent.

New address:
600 Appalachian Dr.
Apartment #12
Blacksburg, VA 24060

New phone number (in addition to the cell phone):
(540) 200-1424

I think I'm only going to end up with 12 hours next semester. I'm the world's biggest slacker. I'll have statistics from 10-4ish on Tuesdays and Thursdays, though, so I figure I deserve the light course load. I'll still have two jobs, and I should be volunteering in Radford, so I'm sure I'll be occupied.

This should be my last year at Tech. Next year I'll still be enrolled, but I'm going to study abroad in the fall and then co-op in the spring. It's scary that I'll be out of school so soon. Studying abroad is going to be awesome, though. I'm going to Beirut for a semester, and Sam'll be there while I'm there. I thought about going to Sharjah, but it's in the middle of a really conservative Muslim area, so I'd have to wear a headscarf AND a robe AND alcohol is illegal. Sharjah would still be awesome, but Beirut wins for being more Western and having Sam. :)

I went bike riding today and discovered just how out of shape I am. It was awesome, but I thought I was going to die by the end of it. The Turners saw me while I was out and yelled hi to me from their car, but I wasn't really able to act too interested, seeing as how I was dying at the moment.

I've now finished all six Harry Potter books. The sixth one was Caitlin's British copy, but she said the only difference is the slang. I agree with Mike--the fourth one was the best. I'm excited that that's the one being made into a movie next. I wish they'd go ahead and set a release date, though.

I might actually be back in Tennessee this summer, though I'd be in Oak Ridge instead of Kingsport. It's either there or DC/Maryland area. I really can't stay in Blacksburg because I need to save money for plane tickets and tuition and whatnot.

I suppose this is long enough. If you really want a detailed play-by-play of my summer, you can call me or something.
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Legitimate entry! [May. 15th, 2005|10:53 pm]
Arwin
[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |Family Guy]

So, exams went reasonably well. I must have kicked linear algebra's ass because I got an A- in the class. Then I proceeded to screw up my calc exam so I got a B in there. Still not bad, but not was well as I could have done. Meh, it's over.

Thursday I DDed. That's the most fun thing ever. Most of my evening was spent driving around with Sam and Ben, with Sam telling Ben he'd kill him if he so much as looked at me. It was great... so was getting told I had a nice ass. Rather, Sam and Ben agreed that I had a nice ass, but Sam told Ben he'd kill him if he said so. I was amused.

I spent Friday helping Sam move out and clean his room. Just in case you're wondering, recycling bins DO have to be cleaned at the end of the semester. If you don't, they charge you. I didn't appreciate having to help clean out a particularly nasty one. Nor did I appreciate cleaning half of a room that should have already been clean... and I'm done. I also got to go to Sam's Phi Beta Kappa initiation. That was spiffy, in a formal ceremony sort of way. Then I got very yummy free brunch. I think Ryan took a random and probably unflattering picture of Sam and me eating. Oh well.

Saturday night I hung out with Mary and Ted and Charles. Ted and Charles are such fun kids. They've actually turned into real people who you can have a conversation with. I'm very impressed. I think I traumatized them though, because I kept forgetting they're only sophomores and I'd go into a bit too much detail about what college kids do on weekends. Yeah. We still had fun. I'm slowly recovering from my air hockey injuries.

I got a new monitor! Mary gave it to me because she knows I'm poor and that I willingly accept all donations of computer parts. To go along with it, I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse so I can just close my laptop and have a big keyboard and awesome monitor. Yay.

Sam's evidently not coming back till tomorrow. I just missed that entirely. Oh well.

I've gotten to hang out a lot with Mike this past week. It makes me sad that he's in NOVA now. :( Once I find a job, I'll take days off so I can go roadtrip. Hehe.

I think I have housing all figured out for the summer. Anne is trusting me with her horses for two weeks for some reason. It works out for me, because I get to stay in her house for two weeks for free plus she's paying me to feed the horses. I'll be 30 minutes away from Blacksburg, but I can deal with that for two weeks. I'm also planning on volunteering at the Women's Center in Radford again. I really like it there, plus it's an awesome cause. I'm not sure if I'll be working with the hotline or with the kids... maybe both. Hotline training is 40 hours long, but I have time to do it, so I probably will.

I actually have a lot of stuff packed up for when I move. If anyone feels like carrying a couch or a mattress or anything, you can come see me at the end of May.

Reading over this, I realize how rambling and unimportant most of it is... but I'd feel bad deleting it, plus some of it is mildly informative.

Oh, and I'm assuming anyone who cares has figured this out by now, but I didn't get the job in Richmond. That's actually turning out to be a really good thing, and I'm looking forward to spending the summer in Blacksburg because there's going to be lots of awesome people here. Exciting.

Back to Family Guy and American Dad. Yay cartoons.
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I'm more liberal than Mike! [May. 9th, 2005|03:26 pm]
Arwin
[Current Mood |boredbored]


Your Political Profile



Overall: 20% Conservative, 80% Liberal

Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal


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(no subject) [May. 5th, 2005|12:19 am]
Arwin
[Current Mood |happyhappy]

I got to talk to Clark! Exciting! I haven't talked to him in forever. He decided that Sam couldn't be "all that bad" since he's Lebanese. I was amused.

In case you don't know, Klein Four (the acapella group at Northwestern that Clark is in) is now on College Humor. They're the people singing the math song, for those of you who haven't heard it. I don't know the address for the College Humor link, but the Klein Four website is www.kleinfour.com.

Go math dorks.

Enjoy.
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