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This has really not been my week, school-wise.

- I have a class at 9 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - so in order to be dressed, get my stuff together, eat breakfast AND putter around the internet for a few minutes before leaving the apartment around 8:30, I have to wake up at 7:30, 7:45 at the absolute latest. So I stayed up until around 1 AM Sunday night because of the Emmys, and was thus jarred awake Monday morning by my alarm clock. I turned the alarm off, thinking I could get an extra 15 minutes of sleep. That totally did not happen; I ended up waking up at 8:30 - the exact time I needed to leave the apartment. It was too late for me to get to my first class, so I stayed in bed and watched this week's Mad Men, planning to be ready in time for my next class at 12. Except I was totally not thinking straight that day, because I thought my class was at 1, and it was not until I was all dressed and ready to go at 12:30 that I realized that class really was a 12 and had missed it. Though I did make it to my Monday evening class, because that only meets once a week and if I dare ever miss it, I would be screwed.

- On Tuesday, I was planning on going to the weekly meeting of Grand Valley's TV station at 9:15 PM, but I was also incredibly tired. So I took a nap from 7:30 to 8:45, but was still really sleepy and decided not to go. But then I slept until 11 PM, stayed up for a couple of hours and then went back to sleep until 7:30 the next morning. WEIRDEST SLEEP SCHEDULE EVER.

- I missed my first class yesterday morning simply because I was tired and didn't feel like going. It's my Mass Media & American Politics class, which I really like and actively participate in, but I figured I could miss the class just the one time, and the outline for the class is available online. Still, I feel guilty about missing the class simply because I was tired - even if the professor doesn't care why you're absent.

- Totally forgot to do my first writing assignment for my Comm class, so I have to do it this weekend, turn it in late and only get half credit. Simply because I forgot it was due today. BLERGH.

(The moral of these stories? I NEED TO GET MORE SLEEP. AND POSSIBLY START WRITING THINGS DOWN.)

BUT. Positives! Numb3rs premieres tonight - in just a few hours, actually! I REALLY COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED. I bought peach rings all the way back at the beginning of the school year in anticipation, and now I FINALLY get to eat them while I watch in celebration. And I'm going to try and hit up Meijer to get the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly that the flist has being chattering about - I tried to get it earlier this afternoon, but last week's issue was still on display. I figured if I go tomorrow afternoon/evening they should have it by then. I can also see if I got in the mail back home (I have a 3 month trial subscription that I don't think has quite run out yet) and if so, have it sent to me. Plus it's the weekend, so you know what that means: SLEEP!
pretty_cynical: (ACT. nothing better.)
I've only been home from the hospital for a week, and already I'm falling back into the old habit of sporadic eljay posting. Lack of energy, I guess. The doctors still don't know what's wrong with me - I had a post-hospitalization follow-up appointment on Wednesday, and since things still weren't back to normal, they ordered a study where I wear an oxygen saturation monitor while I sleep, without being on oxygen. That didn't yield anything, so the next step is to re-do the lung function test (if you recall, I passed out during it the first time around), which is our best hope at getting this whole issue resolved. But other than that, I'm feeling about as well as I should be at this point, which is awesome.

I was totally exhausted from the lack of sleep I got Wednesday night (I couldn't sleep in fear that my O2 sats would drop to 89%, the machine would alarm and jolt me awake) that I woke up in a fit yesterday morning around 9, pissed that I had missed the Emmy nominations. I'VE WATCHED IT EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Usually if I think I might wake up late that morning I'll tape it, but that wasn't an option this year because we no longer have a DVR. So I had to go to the Emmy website to look them up, and let me tell you, it was a painstaking effort - the televised announcement just lists the major categories that people actually care about, but the website lists EVERY SINGLE CATEGORY - and instead of listing them by importance (Outstanding Comedy/Drama, Outstanding Actors/Actress, etc), they're listed in alphabetical order, meaning I had to scroll through the entire list to make sure I got all the important categories. So here are some not-so-brief thoughts on the nominees. )
pretty_cynical: (♥; longingly)
I forgot to mention in my previous rant-filled Emmy post how Terri Hatcher brought serious LULZ to the Red Carpet last night. Seriously, she'd interrupt various celebrities while they were being interviewed and tell them how awesome they are. And she nearly attacked Jesse Spencer and his girlfriend, Not!Jennifer Morrison. That was pretty awesome to watch.

Also, I really liked that 2-second clip they showed of Paul Lieberstein directing (he definitely should've won; that episode is one of my favorites from season 4 and beautifully shot), and it reminded me that this week is Office week and it's back in THREE FRAKKING DAYS. Like the rest of my flist and the people who make the promos for NBC, I definitely CANNOT wait.

I really, really need to work on my picspammy project, as I received a reminder a few days ago telling me it's due at the end of the month, which is a little over a week away. I am no where near done. FAIL, SELF.
pretty_cynical: (a {kw} ; glamourous)


My only gripe from the Red Carpet portion is that there are no pics of John and Jenna together. But Jenna looked amazing (I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS DRESS, IT WAS MY FAVORITE FROM THE NIGHT) and John looked hot as always.

Emmy's 60th Birthday Train Wreck of Awfulness! )

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"Shake It" = my new crack. I was singing that and the theme from The Simpsons during commercial breaks to stay positive. Now they're stuck in my head.
pretty_cynical: (a {rj} ; consequence)
  1. I did absolutely nothing of importance yesterday. I stayed in my pajamas nearly the entire day and watched an insane amount of TV. And I re-read The Choice (because Mommy was nice enough to buy me a copy from Costco on Thursday) in about 4 hours. No homework got done yesterday, which is a shame because I have a lot to do. Luckily I'm going to be home by myself tonight (without any worthwhile TV or DVDs to distract me), so hopefully it'll get done.
  2. Watched a few more episodes of The West Wing last night with Graham and Dad. Both thoroughly enjoyed it, and Graham asked me if the 7th season is some kind of ironic foreshadowing to our current election. I don't think it was planned out that way, but if what happened at the end of season is true in reality, then John Wells is some kind of secret genius.
  3. Our computer is one step closer to being fixed! In fact, I'll be surprised if it's not up and running again by the end of the week. Both Dad and Graham have been working tirelessly on it. We've got Windows back and everything, and now it's just a matter of file recovery. Graham has retrieved all of Mommy's old emails, so that's a pretty good sign that all of my stuff is intact. I'll find out more when I get home.
  4. EMMYS TOMORROW NIGHT, YAY. And then TV premiere week begins on Monday. I've been seeing all these previews for various shows and they're making me all excited.
pretty_cynical: (a; homeless)
Both last.fm and Facebook have changed their layouts. I'm all for change, but personally, I was happy with the older layouts. These just look too... modern.

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Two Emmy-related things. )

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Breaking Dawn is released at Midnight tonight. Not going to a release party, obviously. However, I am 43rd in line at the library to get the book. But I have to read Eclipse first, so by the time I get around to reading it, all the hope will have died down. At least, I hope that's what happens. We may end up having a bunch of unhappy fangirls still hanging around months from now. You never know.
pretty_cynical: (60 ; drunk and friendless.)
I'm using my Jordan icon, because her expression is totally how I'm feeling today. Although this icon is from the Drunk!Jordan episode, and I'm using it in a "SERIOUSLY?" way. Heh.

I really didn't have high expectations for the Emmys, because they were on FOX. So.  )
pretty_cynical: (60 ; let's go dancing!)
Ended up not going out to dinner last night, because Dad wasn't feeling well, nor did I go see Carousel, because it's apparently not showing today. We're going out to dinner tonight, sans Dad because he's stuck in the ER all night because he has an infection in his arm, poor Daddy. As for Carousel, I really don't know. I think Mommy, Monica are going when Dad & Graham are out of town at the end of the month. We'll see.

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I downloaded KT Tunstall's new album, Drastic Fantastic, yesterday (a whole four days before it's in stores), and although only a few of the songs have come up on my iTunes shuffle, they're amazing. I highly recommend it.

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Leaving for dinner in a few minutes, and I'm going to miss all of the Red Carpet and some of the actual Emmys, so they'll have to be taped before I leave. I've got all my predictions! I'm so excited; hopefully I can stay up for the whole thing.

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OMG, HANNAH MONTANA IS PLAYING. How did that happen?

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