Mar. 12th, 2015 09:36 pm
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I am stupid addicted to hanabi. One of the girls at work brought a deck and taught us a couple weeks back, and I finally made an account on boardgamearena.com and have been playing a couple of games every night.

it's basically cooperative solitaire with a twist: you don't get to see your cards, but instead, you see everyone else's. You take turns cluing each other in on your respective hands and making leaps of faith as you try to play your hand.
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I'm not really into doing much. I've been playing more video games, which is probably a side-effect from my job. I can't think of anything that I'm really passionate about lately, hobbywise. I don't feel that I'm missing anything, but it does make for boring livejournal entries.
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visited 21 states (42%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

kissin' california
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visited 20 states (40%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

I have technically stepped in Virginia, but that was like fifteen minutes, so whatevs.

And damnit minnesota, really? REALLY?!
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like I said
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Just wanted to practice typing with colemak.

One of these days, I'll practice enough where I can actually keep up with my thought process.

Looks like it's gonna be a long, hard slog through the end of the semester. Le sigh.

We finished watching Avatar: The Last Airbender. I'm having withdrawals I think. At least I keep having these incredible dreams. I'd like to encourage anyone who's taken their time in choosing to watch to go ahead and do it. It was so wonderful!

And this concludes my Practicing Typing in Colemak post.

(p.s. we've decided to watch Giant Robo next. It seems to be pretty good, too)


Jan. 18th, 2011 02:52 pm
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Classes started today, but I'm still hella bored. I was doing errands, and kept running into things reminding me how this is my last semester.

I went to the student union, and they were having the poster sale, and I just thought about how exciting that was, and thought about browsing some myself, but no, I need to save money.
At the registrar's office, I was asking which window to go to, and a dude directed me to one for graduation verification. Close, but not yet.
At the bookstore, I thought about picking up some notebooks to use in future semesters... but realized there won't be any.

Still don't have a job lined up, but I keep telling myself I'm going to move west when I graduate regardless. I will work wherever I can.

What will I do if I'm never hired by an engineering firm, though? That's supposed to be a degree with a future. Isn't that why I've stuck it out, pulling long hours?

I don't feel like I've wasted my last four years, but I don't feel like I have very much to offer even now.

But, then again, I've paid nothing but four years of my life. So if that ends up being what happens, just gotta roll with it, you know? :)

My schedule so far is pretty great. 14 hours of classes, only one on tuesday/thursday. Plenty of time to spend on researching.

on colemak

May. 28th, 2010 02:47 am
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okay, so we decided that tonight would be get drunk night.

I'm doing the best I can, but what's nuts is that I decided to see if I could still type in colemak.

Turns out I can! At 16 wpm, which is about what I quit at. Go body memory!

anyway, the entire reason behind this post is just my wanting to practice typing.


Mar. 8th, 2010 11:08 pm
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Since [livejournal.com profile] mystickeeper reminded me of it, I thought I would revive JOHARI .


(Mine used to be http://kevan.org/johari?name=jume but those self-adjectives are out of date, so I started a new one!)
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Blah blah blah, BBC thinks we're all unread fools.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen X
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien X
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte X
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling X
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee X
6 The Bible X
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte X
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell X
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman X
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens X

Total: 10

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott X
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien X
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

Total: 2

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald X
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams X
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll X
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame X

Total: 4

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy X
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis X
34 Emma - Jane Austen X
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis X
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden X
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne X

Total: 6

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell X
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins (I think I saw the play though!)
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery X
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood X
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding X
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

Total: 4

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens X
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley X
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Total: 2

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck X
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov X
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas X
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

Total: 3

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker X
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett X
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (I'm working on it!)

Total: 2

80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker (saw the movie ;D)
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (saw the play :x)
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White X
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle X
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

Total: 2

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery X
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams X
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas X
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare X
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl X
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Total: 5

Absolute Total: 40
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* I realized after my first class that I had put my underwear on inside out. Strange.

* The two hour homework sessions have already started. God damn it.

* My ear throbs, but if I push on my jugular it stops.
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1, first journal entries of each month )

2, meme from 2008 )
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So, I'm chillin', done with school, it's all cool, and I thought I'd recount some of the moneymoney I've been making over the last week. Just 'cause.

I sold back an old textbook I used this summer for $23.50 (didn't think I'd get anything for it, tbh! I didn't even buy it from the uni bookstore)
I picked up a paycheck for $9.
I got a reimbursement check for $60, my PTS dues
Put in my new housing requisition, $3000 worth.
E-mailled a prof for a letter of recommendation for a summer research proggie
Went by my place of employment and made my case to be paid more than $9. Should be closer to 80, tbh. It's a strong case, seeing how I worked the hours. Did I ever tell you guys that I never got paid for my first day at Whatta-burger? No one showed me how to clock in, so I never did it. Jerks.
Sold that iPod I mysteriously won in a random drawing for $120. It's worth $200 from apple, I asked $170, and got jewed down, but I don't mind too much. That's $120 I wouldn't've had before, and some little hispanic girl apparently gets a merry christmas. Whatev. If the mom wasn't paying out the yazoo for her iphone data plan, I probably could've gotten all $170, but that's just being greedy for something that fell into my lap.
and a handful of survey checks.

And now you all know the secret to my internet generosity. Money falls into my lap and I give it away. Does that make me a good person or a dumbass? My mom would probably say it's a God thing, but I think you all know I don't think that's true. But it always seems to me that the appropriate results befall the appropriate people. I guess that's a privileged white girl outlook.

Now, back to kicking ass. If I kick enough ass, asses will start to kick themselves for me, saving me a lot of time and effort. Hi'yah!
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Mosquito bites don't leave bruises, do they?

I have infinity more cuts and scratches and lacerations from the time of my last post, thanks to Lola. She loves me harsh.
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My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
jume goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Silk Spectre.
baloki gives you 19 green lemon-flavoured gummy worms.
lekana gives you 1 milky white apple-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
lilredsarah tricks you! You get a scratched CD.
momijitsuki gives you 1 light blue grapefruit-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
mystickeeper gives you 2 tan lemon-flavoured gummy worms.
piepants tricks you! You lose 7 pieces of candy!
shifty_lynx tricks you! You get a rotten egg.
shiny_mcheiny gives you 11 mauve passionfruit-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
shlupquack gives you 14 blue chocolate-flavoured wafers.
shoeshine_boy gives you 1 mottled green root beer-flavoured gummy worms.
jume ends up with 42 pieces of candy, a scratched CD, and a rotten egg.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.

from protos and ann
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The Chemical Brothers - Hold Tight London: 208 plays
Jim Croce - A Long Time Ago: 145 plays
DJ Satomi - Waves: 128 plays
Elliott Smith - Bottle Up and Explode!: 126 plays
Françoise Hardy - Mon Ami Le Rose: 78 plays

Anyways, I'm grateful to everyone who indulged me in my last post. Thank you very much <3

Just wanted to whore this picture out one more time xD
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Just look at all these awesome songs

BECK // Alcohol
RHYTHM & SOUND // No Partial
THE BUGGLES // I Love You (Miss Robot)
ULRICH SCHNAUSS // Wherever You Are
BANDULU // Selah
μ-ZIQ vs. THE AUTEURS // Underground Movies
RIC OCASEK // Jimmy Jimmy
THE FLAMING LIPS // Are You A Hypnotist??
JONNY L // I Let U
THE CARS // Panorama
AIR // Mike Mills
JON BRION // So Now Then
BROADWAY PROJECT // Revolution Waltz
RED SNAPPER // Crusoe Takes A Trip
MOTORBASS // Fabulous
THE CLASH // Guns Of Brixton
PLAID // Coat
MIKE & RICH // The Sound Of Beady Eyes
ULTRAMARINE // British Summertime
BRIAN ENO // Signals
FRIDGE // Cut Up Piano & Xylophone
TUNNG // Bullets
PETER GABRIEL // Games Without Frontiers
PAVEMENT // Summer Babe
BEASTIE BOYS // Jimmy James
BOARDS OF CANADA // In A Beautiful Place In The Country
THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT // Mammagamma (Instrumental Version)
JUNIOR WALKER & THE ALL-STARS // What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)?
DJ KRUSH // Meiso (DJ SHADOW Klub Mix)
REPEAT // Drifting Sounds Of Wikiki
INCOGNITO // Out Of The Storm (CARL CRAIG's Planet E Special Mix)
GRANDADDY // The Warming Sun
MASSIVE ATTACK // Unfinished Sympathy
DOVES // There Goes The Fear
THE BYRDS // Eight Miles High
SIMIAN // One Dimension
BOLA // Forcasa 3
DIOS // Just Another Girl

I was around!

(I heard this on kxua last weekend and it was pretty awesome. Or I think I heard it on kxua. The DJ mentioned it, but I'm not good at realizing if they're talking about the last track or previous ones, etc)

link: http://palmsout.blogspot.com/2009/07/sounds-of-summer-12-shadow-dancer.html
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Your goal: type an entire LJ entry while touch typing. No eyes, no one spotting you for typos. Just your fingers and the cool feel of keys beneath your skin. A long drive on a cool night with the wind in your hair, the stars shining bright, looking for nowhere to go, content with being alone. Perfect.

I've been driving all night, m hand's wet on the wheel
THere's a cvoice in my head that drives my heel.
It's my baby calling says she needs me here.
And it's a half past four and I'm shifting gears.

I guess I could continue typing things, but I'm not sure what to say. I'm trying to drink a cup of coffee right now that has a reese's cup dropped into it. So far, no peanut butter coffee.

Reese's cups do bring out the conspiracy theorist in my dad though. He confided in me that he has a suspicion that manufacturers have shares in paper/plastics companies as well as landfills.

I asked him if he were serious, and he said no, he was just trying to see if I was functioning on a critical level yet this morning.

Thanks dad!
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This one seemed particularly relevant, considering the nick I was using.
[23:03:22] <Hermione Granger> dude
[23:03:23] <Hermione Granger> it's canon
[23:03:25] <Hermione Granger> right there
[23:03:26] <Utamaru> Hermione Granger: I suggest you seek professional help, as you don't seem to realize that *you* are Right!


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