y'all., baww

this is why i despise academia

Context: It's a paper about effing COMICS. Not, say, post-structuralist feminist theory in light of Foucault's Author-function.

Graphic literature's advancement as a serious genre studies during the presently ensuing decade may be traced to innovations in the pattern of comics, archetypal imagistic-discursive design that functions in cartooning spaces through visual-verbal rhetoric as partly arisen out of the semiotic galaxy of transnational symbols and signs.


actualfax update

» Interview tomorrow with Glorybee Foods in Eugene. I applied there for a marketing assistant position, which apparently they filled, but then I guess they opened up a new position (Events/Social Media) and called me. Which is good, I think?

Family owned company. Eugene. I have no idea what to wear.

» Got word back on my portfolio. Passed. (Thank God.)

» Now have my exam question to do, for which I'm freaking out. Because I'm convinced that I don't actually know anything.

» And of course this week is the week I'm doing two events for Ooligan, driving to Eugene for a job interview, training up to Seattle to visit relatives and going to Spokane to get Remicade and back and applying for other jobs and meeting with landlords with look_alive to get housing nailed down for the summer (which might be all weird if I get this job anyway) and also trying not to get slaughtered by overdue fines (too late) all in the week before Remicade which means my guts are freaking out because this cycle has been ALL STRESS ALL THE TIME.

» And also I am barely scraping by, money-wise. Everywhere I turn, there's another Thing that has to get paid, and there's a limited amount of time I can work, because I got to get all this graduate work done somehow.

» Listened to Patrick Stump's new song, which basically balled me all up in knots even more, and then Patrick Wolf's new song, which makes me homesick. Emotionally off-kilter, check.

» And I have to call my adviser back about this question and I hate phones and I just want to go to sleep forever but I need to eat food.

» Basically I'm just going to sit in the corner and quietly implode.

totally gratuitous icon post

Haven't had one of those in a while.

I seem to be adding a lot of vibrating, twitchy-type icons lately. It's probably related to the fact that I've been developing headaches when I don't get my daily dose of caffeinated beverage.

Portfolio is due this week. Also a rough draft of a paper and an article for the Rearguard. And maybe some job applications. Because apparently I hate myself.

It'll be over soon. I'll get through this like I've gotten through barium x-rays.
only i will remain.

21+ balcony saved my life.

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I am so completely useless today, and I'm already hungry, and we're going to see the Sgt Schleppers Who Needs Hearts Club Band tour tonight (Travie! Black Cards!) and I really hope it's mellow. Because I want a glass of wine (or a beer, not too picky) and some awesome dance music and a sane crowd. And did I mention I'm sore? But it was totally worth it.
i think that i shall never see.


I'm stealing this from all of my friends. It sounds like fun. Although if I laugh too much, I'll probably start coughing again. :)

I would like all my LJ friends to comment about how you got to know me. But I want you to LIE. That's right. Just make it up. If you'd like, copy this to your journal so I can do the same.
dino ballet.

guess who got a macbook pro!!!

My parents thought it was about time for my undergrad graduation/25th birthday/graduate graduation present.


Now I don't have to rely totally on my old laptop, which I got for highschool graduation (the original circa 2004 which had a borked power cable, switched out for a ALL NEW 2005 model) and has since grown into a little old lady computer. So cute, so many memories, but so slow and kinda fragile.

BUT NOW. A mac. With decent fonts and garage band (paging look_alive) and the apple key and everything.

I gotta go restart for updates but PIC TO COME. OMG.