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I am terrible with journals. Often, writers keep journals from a young age and go back to find inspiration from them, but I've never been that kind of person. Also, all of a sudden I discovered exactly how many people were reading this blog and I got nervous.

So, some changes are occurring - I am going to start friend-locking my posts after an unspecified length of time. What that means is, those of you who aren't Livejournal users, you will still be able to see my posts. I will just eventually lock them (note that all my previous posts are now locked). I've been reminded that, hey, personal information on the internet? Not the smartest idea. But you can still read new posts; just know that they will eventually be hidden.

The second half of Spring Semester continued from the first half - I was stressed out, but I got all my work done (including an amazing final assignment for my Civil War class), I loved all my classes, my friends and I continued to get closer, and I created a lot of memories and bonds. Not to mention I was distracted with crushes and hormones and all that teenage drama (which I can still have since I don't turn 20 until next year, muahahaha teenaged angst!)

May Term was really interesting. I know that it was only four weeks, but it seemed so short - especially since I was so busy! Taking Math for Social Justice was ... interesting. My first math class in over a year reminded me that, hey, math is kind of awesome, if difficult! But I was so burnt out on social justice after the intense year I had that I didn't have a lot of passion to devote to the class. And then even if I had passion, I took two classes (most people only take one - I also did the CA training course because I'M GOING TO BE CA OF FIRST FLOOR HOLT NEXT YEAR!!!! It's very exciting and nerve-wracking. And Poekoelan, which functioned as a class by taking up the same amount of time as one with no credits. And the one credit, once-a-week planning committee for O-Week. Yeah, it was crazy).

I think the notable things about May Term was that I got closer to a lot of people, which made me really happy. Also, Poekoelan is AMAZING. I'm really into it; I want to become a black belt! I really appreciate Mas Eli for introducing me to it, because it's amazing.

Now I'm on campus for the summer, working in the library as an Acquisitions Assistant. Which basically means I sit in the back of the library and listen to music, only occasionally having tasks (even rarer when I work throughout the whole day). Mon-Thurs, 9-5. I'm getting paid good money, too. It's an amazing job, if mentally wearing (even when I'm not doing anything, I start to go a little stir-crazy).

I've been staying in contact with people a lot this summer; mostly virtually, with chat and Facebook, but also in letters, although I'm even more terrible with letters than I am with phone calls, which is saying something.

I've been writing a lot of poetry (writing a lot in general), doing some teenage angsting, learning what it's like to live on my own (even more so than before, since North [my summer dorm] is not the same kind of community that Johnston is and I actually have to cook for myself - that's kind of a constant disaster waiting to happen).

I've also been reading a lot  - Max Brooks' Zombie Survival Guide, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Book of Flying by Keith Miller, a bunch of Kindle fairy tale books, books on religion (Like Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu and The Title Escapes Me, but it's about Christianity and ecofeminism). It's been a pretty great summer. I'm struggling through Paradise Lost right now - it's beautiful, but dense.

I've also been listening to a lot of music - Motion City Soundtrack, Brand New, Mika, Ludo, KMFDM, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Within Temptation, a little Cannibal Corpse, a little P!nk. It's been good.

And video games! Mostly Gears of War (fjavnwanfhja GEARS OF WAR 3 COMES OUT ON SEPTEMBER 20, ugh, I can't even express my excitement!), Penny Arcade (Episode One and Two, I'm stuck right now, but I'm almost done with 2) and Portal. I've also been playing flash games like Rebuild, which is of course about zombies.

CA Training starts in a couple of weeks and I'm pretty excited about it. I'm starting to get weird(er) through lack of interaction.

And I'm going to try (keyword, there) get back into the blogging groove. We'll see how it goes. :)

 


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