Wednesday, November 24, 2010

night kite

A lot of my days have looked like this lately. I spent large amounts of hours on chemistry exam studying, which is just ridiculous. I came out of it with a nice B, so go me?

My first day of Thanksgiving break was today, and I celebrated by sleeping in til 9, not doing anything most of the day, and not even thinking about homework (except for a little bit). I also went to the park with the kids (to fly kites, but we got there about ten minutes before sundown... what's with the 5:20 lights-out these days?) Besides that? Not much. I actually planned to use my camera today, but alas, my phone was more handy. And that app, well... I'm a sucker for the polaroid feature. You know this already, I'm sure.

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? So far, two of my desserts are completed for Turkey Day... I'm sure I'll be running around like a freak tomorrow, hands (and possibly face) covered in flour. At least I have pie. I hope you guys all have pie, too.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

queen of clumsy

It's my lunch-and-homework time. I finished lunch a while ago, but the homework part is far from complete.

But, I admit it. I wanted a tiny break (just a teeny tiny one) and opened the StumbleUpon toolbar (since I'm on Chrome, it's more like an add-on), and clicked. Apparently, even SU thinks I shouldn't be messing around, because this website came up.

Good job, Internet.

Math and lots of math. The most frustrating part of midterms is the fact that in addition to studying for those tests, I have all of my other responsibilities as well. There is no homework break for the test. I still have 60 calculus problems due on the day of my chem exam. I happen to have two midterms on Thanksgiving week.

Also, I am the queen of clumsy. Not only did I manage to smash my thumb yesterday (ow, still hurts, don't wanna bend it, etc), I also found the the time to fall over in class. With my desk. Onto someone else. I'm not sure how I do these things, really. It's a desk. You sit in it, and it doesn't do anything unexpected - and I fell over in it. Sigh.

Chemistry awaits.

But wait, Hyperbole and a Half has a hilarious new post up about her silly dogs. It has pictures. It is hilarious. Hilariously hilarious.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

queen of fake polaroid

I'm cold.
I shouldn't be cold, because I'm sitting in a building, but apparently everyone at this university thinks students need to be kept chilled at or below 60 F. Like we're fruit that might spoil in the heat or something. Or maybe it's a conspiracy to keep us all as uncomfortable as possible. It isn't working; a guy at the table across from me is asleep on his backpack.

In other, more awesome news, I downloaded a couple of camera apps for my phone, which basically does a bunch of ridiculously awesome vintage shots. Yes, I'll admit it - I have fallen and continue to fall for the awesomeness of the vintage toy camera look. In my defense, the pictures from my phone look kinda bad anyway, so why not just make it awesome by adding warm tones and soft focus? Yeah? Yeah. So, Internet - you might get pictures from me, but they're gonna be cliche and pretty.

You will be glad to know that I followed through (so far) on my own advice and have stayed away from StumbleUpon and other internety ways. I may or may not have fallen asleep at 9 last night, which kinda kept me from being on the computer at all anyway, but hey. It counts. It totally counts.

I woke up to this. Yes, those are my chemistry books. They keep me from feeling lonely on these cold, dark wintry nights. That and I just fell asleep unexpectedly. Books are not good bedmates. They have sharp corners. (That turtle is real.)

I smell the smell of sodium-filled lunches all around me being unwrapped and reheated. I have grapes, goldfish, and an oatmeal creme pie for lunch, so I'm not one to talk.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

this post has pictures, isn't that novel?

I'm just going to stop announcing updates, because they never happen. Except for when they do, which is rare, so it's sorta a moot point, right?

It's hard for me to believe that I haven't really updated my Flickr since August. The beginning of August. This is largely due to this awesome thing called Studying, and Life In General. But either way, I really, really miss taking pictures. I really, really miss blogging. I really, really miss being able to sit at home and do nothing but drink tea and embroider tongue-in-cheek little thingies. And painting. And drawing in my sketchbook. I would say, "I know, I'll totally start doing all of those things," but I know that I won't. Do you know why I will not? Because right now, I have 60 Calculus 2 problems waiting for me in the folder next to my wrist. On Tuesday I have a humanities essay due. On Wednesday, a chemistry quiz. In a week, midterms; a week and a half after that, finals.

(most days, i just want to do this when i get home.)

Still, a girl has to have some down time, and I'm going to try to translate that into actual creativity and not just mindless web surfing as much as possible. Clicking the "Stumble!" button when tired is so much easier than thinking about what sort of monster would look cute as a project. I miss my monster projects.

I also miss trips to the park.

Now that the silly daylight savings has ruined the evening's light (why would I want the sun to come up before 7, anyway? Sheesh), making it anywhere while it's still daylight after I come home from school is nigh impossible. Once I get home, I want to eat, sleep, and be Mary*. With the sun setting at a whopping 5:27 (that was today's sunset, and it isn't getting any better), park evenings just aren't feasible.

(this is what i see all the time now. All. The. Time.)

Sadly, the semester is coming to a close within the next couple of weeks. Happily, the semester is coming to a close within the next couple of weeks. Scarily, I will have a month off and then an entire NEW semester and such to get used to. Change can be fun, but it can also be annoying. Once I've fallen into a routine, the year is like Hahahaha, time to do something different now!! Isn't that a funny trick?

No. No it is not.

See you guys around. I think.

*Yeah, I don't know either.

Monday, November 1, 2010

short and sweet

I've not had time for much of anything.
Life is good.
I am now 21.
I have successfully completed Round 2 of midterms.
Please enjoy the quick digital drawing. How I love my tablet.

Expect a more update-y post later this week.

who i am!

Tiph used to be this weird hippie chick who sewed things and drank tea and rode bikes and wrote silly things. Then, college came along, and now she's this weird hippie chick with math in her brain and notebooks full of indefinite integrals. And hardly any time to write. This is her space. Thankfully, space is a vacuum and any complaints you may have cannot be heard.


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