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Needless to say, today went much much better than yesterday.

To begin with, I made it through the entire day with my wallet intact and on my person. That is pretty good right there.

I had a lot of nothing today. I read all of Batman:RIP. It…. Really doesn’t make that much sense. I am kind of wondering if I am doing it wrong. Might need to find the back story for it because I am seriously confused about some parts. Though I know others, like Miss Jet.

I also finally managed to wander behind Pete without getting caught in 3whateverhalfdays.

I also got manhandled. I almost screamed when it happened because I am not used to being bodily moved by a guy who is twice my size, literally, especially when that extra me is 100% rugby muscle.

Other than that, I spent some time pining for the fact that I only have 15 userpics. I guess I need to steadily update before I can even talk myself into a paid account on lj. I mean really.

Uhm… I guess really all I want to do for the rest of the evening is read my comics I got yesterday and try not to read any spoilers. We’ll see how that works out.

+Nyssa

Comic spending: $28 since 8/25
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We had another meeting with our Design V professor today. As per usual felt rather inadequate when we left, but I am starting to get used to feelings of failure. I don’t think that is a very good sign. It may indicate a lack of motivation or something. Others will say it means I lack personal pride but MEH, I am prideful enough. Too much pride is a sin and people are real bitches if they think you are being proud of anything, regardless of any struggle you had to overcome to get there.

So I just realized that one year ago I was so upset I could barely function. Thank god for JAMP and his amazing pie and all the support I got from people. Yay for real friends. It’s kind of interesting just looking back. I still get mad and angry and act a bit childish, but I would like to hope that if the situation were to repeat itself, I would behave differently, not get stomped on and yelled at and threatened and that I would have just smiled, thanked people for the food and left, graciously, because what would be the point in staying there? Kind of makes me wish I could go back in time a year and repeat that one night, just to either clarify my own recollection and see if my anger is justified or to just… handle the situation in a different way. I am fairly certain given the mental maturity involved in this incident that I would just have been called a whiny bitch or something equally… infuriating if I had walked away but I think it would have placed some things in perspective for me.

I got the Sweeny Todd game off of Bigfishgames. I played it already. I am a bit depressed about that since that means that the game was not all that technically difficult and things. There were a few moments where I fumbled however as some things just didn’t logically track for me. But I finished it. And sometimes it sang to me.

Weird.

+Nyssa

Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 0/10000 == 0.00%
Quote of the day: "Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough." ~Dave Barry
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I beat a game today.

Admittedly, it was a game that is supposed to be beaten in a relatively short amount of time as it is a search and find game but still, I beat it. I liked it too, even if the voice acting was pretty awful. But it was very pretty to look at. And most of the things that were hidden all over the place were actually reasonably hidden. Like it made sense for them to be there are opposed to Mystery Case Files where you kind of go WTF Why is that there?

I spent a lot of today catching up on things. And trying not to whimper because my shoulder aches. I finally realized that it was most likely caused by my fall yesterday. It hurts though and has made me kind of sad. My wrist also hurts but I am not sure how much of that is aggravated by me typing.

Also, movies that I like are now getting this treatment:

The Brothers Bloom (2009) || Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz || Directed by: Rian Johnson

One of the better con movies I have seen in a long time, with a bittersweet ending and a fantastic soundtrack.

|| Stephen and Bloom are brothers, who have been conning people since their childhood, with Stephen concocting elaborate stories for them to play out that play on people perfectly, controlling every aspect of the scenario from start to finish. He casts Bloom as the tragic antihero in his cons, until there is one con too many, and Bloom quits, to live on a tiny island in Montenegro.

Stephen finds him, with the help of the quiet Japanese “fifth Beatle” of the group, Bang Bang. They draw him into one final con. The target: filthy rich heiress and recluse Penelope Stamp who hardly ever leaves her home or talks to people and spends her life collecting hobbies. She can skateboard, juggle chainsaws, and make pinhole cameras out of watermelons. And as the con plays out, the brothers realize that she is far more unpredictable than any mark they have ever played. ||

The casting in this movie was awesome. Rinko Kikuchi does a fantastic job as the essentially mute throughout the story Bang Bang, making her a felt presence throughout the film, and a likeable character. Mark Ruffalo plays the master conman to perfection, with the right amount of charm, wit and intelligence, as well as the unassuming air that allows you to be constantly surprised by how well he planned the entire con. Adrien Brody is wonderful as Bloom, sympathetic and still a conman. The two actors together have a great rapport, picking on each other and playing off each other as conmen, partners and brothers. One moment that sticks out the most in my mind that I think exemplifies is a scene where Bloom is confronted by their old Mentor, who (by implication) sexually abused Bloom as a child. Brody acts the scene with the right amount of tension and wide eyed fear to convey the implication without stating it. And Ruffalo comes to the rescue as the big brother, attacking the man relentlessly and without any hesitation. And Rachel Weisz! She played the eccentric heiress with such strange quirks perfectly. She learned how to do card tricks and how to skateboard and played the social awkwardness perfectly, and the progression of the character throughout the story felt natural.

Finally, the con. Now, my favorite thing about con movies, apart from the strange cast that ultimately gathers to pull off the perfect con, is the con itself. This movie has many cons throughout it, starting with the first con done by the brothers as children. But the con of this movie was one where you weren’t sure if you were being conned at all the entire time. How much exactly did the brothers plan? How much did they count on happening? What was reaction and how much was deliberate action? The con was so complex and so wonderfully done that it worked out to perfection.

A fantastic con movie, start to bittersweet finish.

+Nyssa

Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 6500/10000 == 65.00%
Quote of the day: "There's actually a nack to this. If you're trying to fast-track to a mark's sympathies, there's nothing quite as effective as having your first conversation be from a hospital bed... they put you in." ~Bloom, The Brothers Bloom (2009)
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So I just finished (500)Days of Summer, which was very very good. It was the perfect romantic movie, lacked the cliché happy ending and was just fantastic. The music was great and I love the actor who plays the ‘hero’, even if he was pathetically pathetic in love. And it was sweet and you felt so bad for him. Looking back over the length of the movie, there was so much there that could be looked over again and again. It was really touching and very sweet.

I played Assassin’s Creed II today instead of prototype. I think it might have been for the best, though Ezio and I are arguing about nothing and so now I am not playing anything. I have also found Camelotsolstice, and that cannot be a good thing. We’ll see if I can hold back until after the GRE’s before totally going off the deep end. Probably not. Also, apparently, we are getting a treadmill like tomorrow. Which is exciting… that I forgot about. So… might start running.

+Nyssa

Reading: Good Omens
Book count: 1 == 1%
Wordcount = 1491/10000 == 14.91%
Quote of the day: "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes." ~Macbeth
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So, I finally tried prototype.

It's fairly easy. Like... I haven't had any problems so far. I am beginning to sense why inFAMOUS was better. You can like scale buildings but it doesn't require effort. And the side missions are irritatingly hard and RANDOM and... We'll see. I like the plot so I don't mind the easy gameplay. I got a bit stuck in this fight though, mostly because I am not sure what exactly I am supposed to do. So, walked away from it for a bit and right to…

I watched some Big Bang Theory today. Since I have no Supernatural, which makes me sad. I also watched some Lost, which did it's job and sucked me in for two episodes. We're almost at the end of the season (and at the end of the series!)

I have not studied for the GRE, but I have looked at the book, again. Which is I guess some kind of win but I am not sure how much of one. The Book I did read today was Dealing with Dragons, which I think is written for someone about ½ my age. But it is still totally awesome and I read it in one day. YAY one book down!

+Nyssa

Reading: Good Omens
Book count: 1 == 1%
Wordcount = 1491/10000 == 14.91%
Quote of the day: "We live by the deaths of others." ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

Zombies!

Apr. 3rd, 2009 11:23 pm
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I have made it home to my ZOMBIES. for which i am very excited. Linds and I played alot today. I like Co-op but i think i should try playing it by myself next time to see what i have to do. It would be fun, but i think i should wait until summer to try it.
I still haven't heard anything from Ross about working at CH2MHill but I am hopeful.
Tomorrow i have to do a service project for Pi Tau Sigma. Three hours of moving scrap metal. That will be very unpleasent.
Updated spectrum today. Yay? maybe.
I am tempted to make a comm for Quinlan stuff. He is the first I have liked enough to do it. We shall see.
Anyway, i have to get up in 8 hours so to bed with me.

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Fool Moon
Books: 10== 10%
Words:504/10000=5.04%
 

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So I woke up at 11:30 today, which was startling. usually i am up at like 10 at the latest so i was a bit confused.
I have finally gotten used to MSN version whatever point 0. I don't like it especially but i think i could eventually. I miss some parts alot, so that is kinda depressing.
Fernando came over today. I hope we didn't break him.
We played RE5 on veteran. That was brutal. we worked on 314 and then tried it on normal and were able to go much further. I love RE5. I also found a bunch of things that i didn't notice when linds and i ran through the first time. My accuracy is getting better too.
I do not like Cams. I think they are ugly, except for the neato cam that i did earlier that was an offset cam. That one looked pretty cool. This week has the potential to suck massively. I hope it doesn't.
IN other news, Ross from the place i interviewed at emailed me and said it would take a while to get back to me, which makes me nervous but i hope that is a good sign.
I also got a formal invite thingy to Kappa Mu Epsilon, the math honors society. It's at the end of april. The Pi Tau Sigma (mech E society) is also around the corner, april 15th.

Monday 3/30Tuesday 3/30Wednesday 4/1
Thursday 4/2
Friday 4/3
 ME 314 hwk DueVibes DueME 360 ExamMaterials Exam 
 Pro E DueLab Report Due  
  Script Frenzy Starts  

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Fool Moon
Books: 10== 10%
Words: 7657/10000=76.57%

Traitor

Mar. 28th, 2009 11:24 pm
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just finished watching Traitor. It was pretty good. I kinda saw a few of the plot twists coming but the one i didnt see was by far the best one so i won' tell you, because it was amazing!
Uh, i played alot of RE5 today. probably more than i should have since we have alot of homework.
Fernando was supposed to come over this afternoon but he is instead coming over to do homework and play RE5 tomorrow,
Linds and i have decided to make icons per chap of spectrum. this will probably end poorly. prologue is getting 5 icons we think.
I kinda want the new DSi but i think that would be bad, seeing as i just got my DS two years ago. Need to wait a bit, perhaps until i get a paycheck. lol we shall se. Mostly i just want video games. And i want all those things on my wish list...**sulks**.

Monday 3/30Tuesday 3/30Wednesday 4/1
Thursday 4/2
Friday 4/3
 ME 314 hwk DueVibes DueME 360 ExamMaterials Exam 
 Pro E DueLab Report Due  
  Script Frenzy Starts  

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Fool Moon
Books: 10== 10%
Words: 5467/10000=54.67%

ZOMBIES

Mar. 27th, 2009 11:06 pm
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WE HAVE ZOMBIES!!!
I have stumbled home to many zombies. Linds picked me up, which was neat because she is on spring break. And then she managed to convince me that Zombies were the way to go. I am in love with chris. Well not really but i could be. he is like a... steroid John Sheppard. Which makes it kind of hilarious.
I have... nothing else to talk about really. Though i think i need more icons for various things:
Watchmen
Ironman
Assassin's Creed
Kingdom Hearts
Stargate (Atlantis Probably)
Resident Evil
Devil May Cry
Star Wars
Engineering
Quinnlan

We shall see...

Monday 3/30Tuesday 3/30Wednesday 4/1
Thursday 4/2
Friday 4/3
 ME 314 hwk DueVibes DueME 360 ExamMaterials Exam 
 Pro E DueLab Report Due  
  Script Frenzy Starts  

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Fool Moon
Books: 10== 10%
Words: 4674/10000=46.74%

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Uh only have to live through me314 and i get to go home and kill zombies or something!
Today was very boring. I behaved during 370 but only because Truman was there and my spine was instantly straighter for it.
I still haven't done vibes homework which means i am going to die when i finally have to do it. Fernando and i shall be up at silly times and not be pleased about it.
Uh, i managed to finish 360 today which was nice but i am tired and kinda like mer.
I want to go home and shoot zombies. All i see is RE5 commercials. I think Fernando is coming over this weekend to play which is way awesome and stuff, but i think i need to get a good run through first.
Linds fed me today which made me very very happy. I got food, and it was yummy. We planned on going to Saggios but then we discovered that like, the whole of UNM was there so we went up to Dions. And we talked about Kingdom Hearts and Fushigi Yugi. It was awesome.

Monday 3/23Tuesday 3/24Wednesday 3/25Thursday 3/26Friday 3/27
 Materials DueME 360 ExamMaterials Due 
 Pro E DueLab Report Due  

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Fool Moon
Books: 10== 10%
Words: 4674/10000=46.74%
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Okay so i am back at school and doing school-y things and i am trying to be studious but all i keep seeing is Resident Evil 5 trailters. And i keep trying to answer Chris' Questions without going "GOD JUST LET ME GO HOME AND PLAY RE5!!!"
Sadly that is not an option. I did much materials today but i did not do my lab for materials, which was dumb as the lab is due before the hwk and it is probably worth more points.  A flaw perhaps? but whatever. I shall type it tomorrow.
Uh. got into a fight with PROE today. Am totally depressed and have decided just to sit around and sulk about it. Have gotten the part from buddies but STILL.
Worked on program some too. I managed to get the first bit done. If we can get this done before the weekend, i will be so happy.
Stargate whispers and i say no but it is a rather feeble no and then i go look up clips on Youtube. I suck.
Monday 3/23Tuesday 3/24Wednesday 3/25Thursday 3/26Friday 3/27
 Materials DueME 360 ExamMaterials Due 
 Pro E DueLab Report Due  

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Fool Moon
Books: 10== 10%
Words: 624/10000=6.24%



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So, yes, this may seem my first update in a while but i have backlogged everything without letting if flood my flist. For me, not for you. You didn't miss much. The highlights are thus:
I have 5 classes: Vibrations (vibes), Me314- Dynamics of Machines, Me370- Engineering Material Sciences (Materials), Me360- Design of Machinery, Music appriciation (online course).
I have become manic/depressive and my ocd is getting worse.
I am reading Dresden Files again. I forgot how amazing they were.
I may be getting a new laptop in the near future. That would be awesom but they don't make them like mine anymore.

Now for today:

I have my internship interview this morning at CH2MHill. I think it went well. I had answers that they seemed to like. I never once played with my hair. They seemed to like that I had experience with AutoCAD. I wore very nice clothes. I wore Heels. And a Necklace. And Nice clothes. I smiled, was polite and paid very close attention. But most importantly i survived.

After that I went home, watched me some Stargate Atlantis and waited for my father to come home so we could go on a flight. An Ultralight flight. Lindsay hurt her foot somehow. I think she wil be fine soon.

Then my dad came home, we packed up and headed to Belen. I have been on one Ultralight flight before. It was freezing. But i had a good time. Today would be my second flight and my first where my father described it as being "warm".

I had to sit around for about a 1/2 hour while my dad set up his trike and i played with the cows (by played i mean we stared at each other). I also read Storm Front and things. Then i got suited up and led to the trike and buckled in. It took a bit to start the engine because it got hot but it started up and we taxied up and away.

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Anyway, that is my life. Now to stay on top of this for a bit

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Genius Squad, Storm Front
Books: 9== 9%
Words: 0/10000=0%

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Tomorrow is going to be terrifying on so many levels.
I have a job interview. My first one. With Fernando's boss. I am terrified alot. Like Alot.
I have also signed up for a trip on daddy's ultralight tomorrow.
All in all it will be terrifying.
And there will be heels involved.
And no amount of video games and stargate makes me less nervous

Laters
Nyssa

Currently Reading: Genius Squad, Storm Front
Books: 9== 9%
Words: 0/10000=0%

Dentist

Mar. 16th, 2009 11:48 pm
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Went to the dentist and got Wendy's afterward. Counterproductive? Perhaps but then i can home and played Force Unleashed. I like Starkiller, even if he is a bit retarded. Like serious. anyway i love him.
Watching Stargate again. LOVE STARGATE!
Need more sheppard. and Mckay. and.... parrish and Lorne and things.
Love the doctor grunt dynamic. Made of wins.
Emailed Fernando's boss with response. Totally nervous.

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Genius Squad, Storm Front
Books: 9== 9%
Words: 0/10000=0%

OMG

Mar. 15th, 2009 11:17 pm
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Just Finished watching Resident Evil: Degeneration! HOLY LORD IT IS AWESOME LEON ROCKS SO MUCH! i am very very impressed with their CG work. In some ways it is better than Squeenix, but Squeenix does hair better i think. But it was awesome though it lacked the terror that RE inspires as a video game series but it is pretty awesome.
Got an email back from Fernando's boss. Am totally scared now but i have to be calm.
I love spring break. i don't have to go back to school tomorrow... yay
Instead i get to play video games and feed my obsession with Stargate
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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Genius Squad, Storm Front
Books: 9== 9%
Words: 0/10000=0%

HELLO

Mar. 14th, 2009 11:12 pm
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Spring break is here and i am slacking off!
I spent what i could of today playing Video Games and watching Stargate Atlantis. I think i shall watch Stargate SG1 next week. maybe. BUT OMG YAY FOR THINGS!
It was Grandma's birthday yesterday so today we had cake since yesterday was action packed with Watchmen and fighting people in line for Resident Evil and things. Linds took the SAT today as well the poor dear. least she didn't have to take it at highland.
As a side not i forgot all the wonderfulness of the pairing and things in Stargate. And Scientists! How can one forget Scientists and their GRUNTS! oh amazing all around. My favorite random Doctor (as opposed to the non random) is Parrish. He is in two episodes. yes, i like him that much **winks**
I have been given the PS3.
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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Genius Squad, Storm Front
Books: 9== 9%
Words: 0/10000=0%

WATCHMEN

Mar. 13th, 2009 11:53 pm
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I saw Watchmen today. HOLY GOD IT WAS AMAZING! like seriously i loved it to peices and now i need icons because DAMN that was amazing! Like above and beyond expectations amazing. I WAS VERY VERY IMPRESSED! I need the comic now. i Love Rorschach. He was the only character i liked seriously, even though he is the ultraconservative nutjob. But he was awesome.
Though ew sex scenes like seriously.
Uh I got my 314 exam today. I got a 63/67 on it. Considering the average was a 66 and the distribution was between a mid 30 and a mid 80, i don't feel that bad about that score. I took my music exam. I did awesome. I think.
Uh bought video games. Had to adventure but managed to get both Resident Evil 5 and Force Unleashed. Also managed to find Stargate Atlantis Season 2 Used.
I am so excited. RE5 is awesome, Force Unleashed is awesome and STARGATE!

Laters
Nyssa

Currently Reading: Genius Squad, Storm Front
Books: 9== 9%
Words: 0/10000=0%
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I sent an email to Fernando's boss this morning to beg for a job. it was terrifying but i think in the long run i shall be better for it. I am waiting now for him to email me back... No that is a lie.
But i left lab early today. I am just too... distracted to deal with school whatsoever. I want to watch Stargate. I want to like... do nothing and read books. I read Storm Front some today. I forgot about the amazingness of storm front.
Linds and I are buying Video games tomorrow. Resident Evil 5 and Force Unleased. RE5 comes out tomorrow so i am kinda psyched.
Monday 3/9Tuesday 3/10Wednesday 3/11Thursday 3/12Friday 3/13
 Vibes Exam ME 314 Exam Materials DueMusic Midterm
 ProE Due   

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Genius Squad, Storm Front
Books: 9== 9%
Words: 0/10000=0%


ROAR

Jan. 9th, 2009 11:30 pm
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Lindsay is playing Bioshock. It looks terrifying. They are making a movie about it. Apparently, it flows like a movie. However Resident Evil flowed like a movie and they completely rewrote it, changed the plot and killed Leon. So... we shall see. They are also making a prince of persia movie. which is kinda awesome. I need more assassins creed though i think. It is so pretty and glittery and OMG ALTAIR!
Moving on. Lost again. Love lost. Hate Jack. Find him irksome. Like the actor though. Cuz he's handsome. But i don't like Jack... he kinda makes me want to strangle him... and maybe strangle him alot.
Love Sawyer though. Have bad feeling about that as... this show kills people frequently.
Ben is awesome. Creepy. But Awesome. And don't even get me started on the monster. **loves teh monster**

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Nothing...
Books: 6== 6%
Words: 1884/10000=18.84%
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So i have no tests this week but i do get to spend the entire week wondering when i am going to get my Thermo Exam Back and doing a ton of homework, and doing my thermo test again probably because he will probably assign it as a problem set.... >.> Fan-freaking-tastic.
I know i am going to get behind. Which means i will probably not be able to catch up until next week sometime. Especially since i have two read four books this week and i desprately want my new video game. Like Badly.
IN other news. two more days and then the election madness will go away. Which makes me giddy. To like an insane degree.
Uh....
BOOKS!!!
Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Miller (due 10/30) **THIS WEEK**
The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott (due 10/30) **THIS WEEK**
The Eyes of a King by Catherine Banner (due 10/30) **THIS WEEK**

Hawkspar: A Novel of Korr by Holly Lisle (due 10/30) **THIS WEEK**
All that Remains by Bruce Brooks (due 11/06)
Absolute Brightness by James Lecense (due 11/06)
First Shot by Walter Sorrells (due 11/06)
Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney (due 11/06)
Night of the Soul-Stealer by Joseph Delany (due 11/06)
Curse of the Bane by Joseph Delaney (due 11/06)

I doubt i am going to finish all four but if i can read like two that will be good enough. I think i am going to read Swan Kingdom first because it might help me with the writing thing.... I did my linear tonight. It took like 20 minutes. I think i like orthagonality. YAY But i doubt it will be on the exam. i need to do my lab as well but it should be one of the last labs...>.>

Monday (11/3) Tuesday (11/4) Wednesday (11/5)
Thursday (11/6)
Friday (11/7)
Fluids WP Due Linear Hwk Due Fluids Lab Due
Unknown Econ Hwk Due
  Mechanics Hwk Due      
  VOTE      

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Finish Prompts
New Background (?)
IRONMAN Graphics
Assassin's Creed Graphics
Pst C-01
Update User_i
Backup and Clear 2gigs

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Nyssa
Reading:Swan Kingdom
Reading Manga: Inuyasha (ch209 out of 558), Battle Royale (ch01 out of 119)
Book Count: 25

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