hjea: (Default)
Bringing this meme back (do we still do memes on LJ?) because it's my favourite.

When you see a Shakespeare quotation in a journal, post one in yours.
By your most gracious pardon,
I sing but after you.

My salad days,
When I was green in judgment, cold in blood,
To say as I said then! But come, away;
Get me ink and paper:
He shall have every day a several greeting,
Or I’ll unpeople Egypt.
- Antony and Cleopatra, Act I, Scene V

I had such a ACADEMIC crush on my undergrad Shakespeare professor (he was a grandpa). But he was so kind, learned everyone's names in about a week, would randomly start quoting passages from memory in the middle of a lecture, and one time dragged the poor TA up to the front to re-enact a scene between Antony and Cleopatra with him (he played the part of Cleo). I think A & C was one of his favourites (consequently what I wrote my final essay on--GOT AN A \o/). He told us about using a passage from it in a Valentines card for his wife because he thought it was the most romantic.

Siiiiigh. Yeah, when my cousin came to visit me that year and came to that class she said I embarrassed her because I was sitting there, sighing dreamily at him and fluttering my eyelashes à la Indiana Jones.

Of course, he wasn't the only one. I also had a Classics professor known colloquially around campus as the Silver Fox. I had friends who would give up their spare periods to come to class with me. And then in first year I had a psych prof with a super lovely accent and super tight jeans. ;D

You can definitely see the thread beginning there in my penchant for only being attracted to the unavailable. ("What's your type?" "Oh, married grey-haireds or wholly fictional. You?")

hjea: (chuck-a spy and her nerd)
Chuuuuuuuuuck! Season two finale flails )

Started a Buffy marathon with first timer [livejournal.com profile] xtinethepirate a couple days ago. We just began season two tonight (what?--season one is short), but I've quickly cottoned on to the fact that this is turning into Squee Over Giles Time (and Spike, yes Xtine). But it's also a fantastic form of nostalgia, and fun, and great showrunning, and despite the ridiculous clothes, Buffy holds up well. I wonder if Joss knew what he was doing when that tiny blonde first took a turn down that alley... and the monsters ran the other way. I'd like to think so.

And I haven't seen tonight's A2A yet! Eep, must go acquire that.

(And just to prove that my life isn't completely tv: ALL BUT FOR GRADUATION, I AM DONE MY UNDERGRAD! *CONFETTIS* I'M SURE IT'S GOING TO SINK IN ANY DAY NOW.)
hjea: (chuck-group hug of awesome)
Ahhh, so much real life happenings! It's so distracting! I just got back from a job interview at Pier 21 (CANADA'S IMMIGRATION MUSEUM - the caps are apparently very necessary) which went well I think, so hopefully the summer job thing will be taken care of. I've been out two nights in a row which is ca-razy for me, but what with school drawing to a close and everyone off in all different directions (*sniff*) 'tis the season for partying. I've also got two exams later this week that need studying at some point, the sister is coming down to visit on Friday, a friend of my parents really wants me to fill out an application for Massey College for U of T-bound me so we'll see how that goes, and oh yeah, IT IS GORGEOUS OUT, SUNNY AND WARM, AND I WANT TO RUN SINGING THROUGH A FIELD SOMEWHERE. :DDD


And of course there's always the TV in my life. Tonight's episode of Chuck looks hyperventilatingly good (pleasedontgetcancelledpleasedontgetcancelledpleasedontgetcancelled), ASHES TO ASHES IS BACK, and, most importantly, [livejournal.com profile] sword_of_lies's Desperately Seeking Seeker Kink Ficathon is is full swing, and I have to post at some point because nekkid Richard and Kahlan make my world go round.

How's everyone else doing?
hjea: (pd-bitchy crosstown express)

Thank you, Potter Puppet Pals.

It's almost over.
It's almost over.
It's almost over.

Just this one essay left.

hjea: (bbc-clenham: lookit the faaaaaaace)
This may only be of interest to me (and quite possibly [livejournal.com profile] ohvienna), but I had a serious nerd!moment in my modern poetry class today. We have to write a discussion piece on William Carlos Williams' poem, "This is Just to Say". And I may have mentioned that Matthew McFadyen does a REALLY SEXY READING of it on Youtube.

My prof seemed excited.

*loves on university today*
hjea: (misc-beatrice: taming my wild heart)
I missed the library! The public library. The school library I see enough of.

But taking reading week at it's name, I made my resolution to get as much reading-for-fun done as I can this week. So I spent a couple hours at the library this morning, came away with a good stack of books, and then had another couple hours at Second Cup, sipping lattes and reading Ursula Le Guin short stories and having a damn good time! And I just ate pancakes for dinner and am now thinking happy thoughts about pajamas and maple syrup comas. :D

The only (minor) damper on my very fine day is, that while I was scrolling Youtube for Oscar highlights, I found a Robin Hood video (you know how Youtube searches can get... tangential) entitled "Marian breaks Guy's Heart" which was, you guessed it, the scene where he kills her. ARG! This really shouldn't bother me, but it still does. BECAUSE THE LOGIC IS THAT MARIAN BREAKS GUY'S HEART, SO REALLY HE'S WELL WITHIN HIS RIGHTS TO KILL HER?! GAWD.

Thank goodness I have an LJ to rant about these kind of things. ;) *head!desks fandom*

But I shall move on to happier things now, and read more books. I got Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures out which I started reading a couple years ago but never finished but now I shall and HA HA! (Yes, it's weird how reading novels without any expectation of analysis feels kinda devious. Gotta love university. *G*)
hjea: (bones-the cooler kids have coffee)
I almost missed watching Bones this week, not realizing that it still airs here on Wednesday while it's only switched to Thursday in the States. Luckily, the internet always comes to the rescue! And this time legally, because apparently Global streams full episodes now. Who knew? And it's better than Hulu because they are NO commercials! Woo hoo!

But I digress. Nothing is going to make up for the loss of Pushing Daisies, but at least in the cuteness factor Booth and Brennan are putting in a darn good effort. I swear one of the directors must have approached them this year and said: "Okay, from now on, we want you two to play every scene like you're sleeping together." To which David and Emily would probably say something like: "Yeah, uh... we've been doing that since season one." And the director would say: "BUT NOW WE WANT MORE."

Seriously. There is almost nothing sub about this text anymore. It's kinda awesome. :DDD

And it's the start to my Reading Week, and I have actual novels to read that aren't for school, and school work too but I'll probably procrastinate to the last minute anyway. And Dollhouse is on in an hour and BATTLESTAR, and I just got back from dinner out with the friends and... there are worse Fridays, you know? I'm hopeful the rest of this break is going to be similarly nice.

Though in less nice things, I'm almost completely over my cold, but I still can't seem to shake the last of this cough. And I have a sneaking suspicion that I'm getting another attack of vestibular neuritis, which is just a fancy word my doctor gave me for an ear infection that throws off my balance. Which is going to be really fun in icy weather like this, believe you me.

But I will go back to better things, and say that I'm enjoying the HECK out of Vag Fest '09 cause it's awesomely like the pornfest but without needing to wade through all the boy slash and yay, yay, YAY! And I may need a beta for a little Seeker drabble, not related to vag fest 'cause I still have no confidence writing porn I am much more comfortable with snuggles, I am, I am, and, I don't know it's not much, but I'd really appreciate it anyway if anyone wants to. Wow, what a sell. ;D

hjea: (misc-tea)
Seriously? Applying to grad school is scary. There are all these forms! And they want references and essays and money and *eeps* *buries head in sand*. And I still have to finish my current degree. Isn't there someone you can hire to do all the applying for you? ;)

(But I still so, so want to get into this program. Museums! Wheeeeeeee!)
hjea: (bsg-poor jesus!baltar is stressed)
Okay, done. I wrote two essays and three exams in four days.


Now I'm just going to crawl into bed and watch Little Dorrit and Pushing Daisies and The History of the Costume Drama and maybe The Devil's Whore (Civil War Simm!) and anything else I missed this week.

I may not get up until Sunday.
hjea: (a2a-tea for two)
So it's definitely time for the flikr meme!

The Rules
01. Answer each of the questions below the cut using the [Flickr] search engine.
02. Choose a photo from the first three pages.
03. Copy the URL of your favourite photos [here].
04. Then share with the world.

Pictures! )


(And now I can't believe I'm applying to Grad school so I can do even more of this.)
hjea: (bbc-mr clenham and his hat)
You know that point in the term when your nerves have become so frayed that suddenly everything seems funny? Yeah. I spent half an hour loitering outside a church the with three other people, considering whether we could choir crash the Bach concerto going on. (As an example: THEM "Which section are you?" US "Er... the middle one?") It was cold, there was ankle-high snow, it was really stupid and not funny and we were giggling like a pack of maniacal hyenas on laughing gas. Thank you, university.

Also, I know there's only six days between one episode of Little Dorrit and the next, but it is still too fracking long!!! I have a Mr. Clenham addiction and I need my fix. Thus I spent far too much of the day I should have been doing work compiling Arthur/Amy scenes from the episodes that have aired so far. A waste of time maybe, BUT I ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE.


The BBC: Giving what tattered shreds of my sanity remain something to focus on since 2005. I should really update my Great Miniseries Review list sometime soon. Though maybe I'll wait until the term is actually over.
hjea: (bones-the cooler kids have coffee)
The Bones Show!

The Passenger in the Oven )

And now I'm just going to ignore the fact that I have to get up tomorrow and write a research essay. Which is all I seem to be doing with my life lately, so really I shouldn't be surprised.

Also it's snowing. As in snow staying on the ground snowing.

*hides from world*

Where did my tv!happy go?

(In the completely random column, I've also noticed that studying The Canterbury Tales this term is wreaking havoc on my spelling. I already had to retype bits of this multiple times! Damn you, Chaucer.)
hjea: (farscape-exactly where you need to be)
I'm going through my yearly Farscape Renaissance right now, which, funnily enough, usually coincides with the busiest time in my school year. But no matter! For this show is pretty, and witty, and crazy, and fun, and heartbreaking, and romantic, and wonderful. And just happens to have muppets. Anywho, I was watching some of my favourite season one episodes, and lo and behold, have decided to grace this LJ with a picspam. *g*

1x11 - 'Til the Blood Runs Clear )

I've also been listening to FAR too many dvd commentaries with Ben Browder and Claudia Black, but it's really, REALLY, hard not to fall in love with them both whenever I do. They're both hysterical, both passionate and intelligent, have so much love for the show and obviously so much love and respect for each other. Kinda just makes me wish Farscape had gone on forever.

*holds out for webisodes*

Also -- The Office! I really liked last night's episode, so much so in fact, that it almost made up for there being NO PUSHING DAISES THIS WEEK. Almost. But I just kill myself anytime Jim and Dwight form any kind of alliance. It's wonderful.

*huggles Office writers*

So thank you, television in general, for key distraction time in this essay-ridden part of the year. It's awesome.

...I think I'm going to go watch Little Dorrit now.


Sep. 14th, 2008 06:10 pm
hjea: (office-airfive!)
I just found out I won an academic scholarship for this term which, while it doesn't do much to alleviate the cost of my tuition, is still a lot better than nothing. I like that last term's OMG!STRESS work is literally paying off. ;)

And I made coconut pepper chicken curry for dinner and it is deeeee-licious and I have some gorgeous dark chocolate for dessert so, all that to say, I'm having a very big go, me! moment.

So here's for spreading some good mood around. <333
hjea: (pd-b/w ned and chuck are effing pretty)
You know. It's those useful and oft-times creative and/or time consuming things you do to avoid the thing you really should be doing. Like cleaning, instead of reading. Or in my case - knitting.

But aren't they CUTE? And very useful, I swear. (From this pattern.) The drop we've had in temperature lately (which, BTW, *not* impressed) reminded me of one of my main problems in winter that, thanks to my very poor circulation, I get ICICLE fingers for 99% of the time. And this is especially true during all that typing I have to do for various papers and the like. Essay prep for me usually involves filling up a hot water bottle I can alternate sticking my hands under. So really, I'm just being practical. And thinking ahead! For all that work I have to do...

*hides my knitted TARDIS project*

Anyway, one other good thing that's come out of the sudden cold? I finally got to break out the flannel jammies again. AND THEY ARE AWESOMELY COMFORTABLE.

*snuggles gleefully*

They've got little pine trees on them. And little moose. You know that means warmth and quality. :DDD
hjea: (bones-the cooler kids have coffee)
Eek, I'm sorry. Apparently starting classes again does make one busier. I will try and finish/post those drabble requests eventually, but with class and readings and just getting back into that school mindset, it might take me awhile. So sorry again!

One thing I apparently do have time for however, is the noble art of tv-watching.

Bones: 4x02 )

But commercials continue to annoy the pants off me. How did we ever enjoy television before the internet?
hjea: (office-bow chica bow wow)
OMG. "Fun Run" deleted scenes. Check out 2:52. Pam and Jim. PAM AND JIM. Love. Marriage. Baby Carriage. That is the only way I can ever imagine this going down.

*falls over*

Also - thanks for the fic prompts, everyone, they were really great! I'm still working on them - I'll probably post them on the weekend. Now though, I've got my first couple classes of the term and I am excited/nervous/reluctant to do work/really happy to be learning again/freaking out that this is my last year of undergrad/kinda hungry. All of the above.

Jim and Pam help, though. :DDD
hjea: (dw-nine/rose squee)
Because I just finished my last exam and I am done, baby!


Whew. Yeppers, I'm all done. Which also means I'm all done my third year... which is somewhat close to terrifying, so I'm just going to slide right on by that to my academic prowess. I've got all but one of my papers back and received three As and two Bs, so overall I'm pretty pleased. I'm most amused by the note I got on the paper I wrote whilst under the rather numbing effects of copious amounts of cold medication, to whit: she said I had some of the best research in the class (ME: whoo hoo!), but that my organization made little to no sense. True enough. Somewhere out there [livejournal.com profile] xtinethepirate is chiming in with a "Because you were hiiiiigh!" ;)

But anyway, despite the absolute work-heavy, soul-suckitude that was this term, I'm actually expecting to come out of it with an improved GPA, so *yays*.

And now I've got tomorrow ahead of me, with breakfast with the friends (who I haven't seen in about a month) and then my final HPV vaccine (yay, no cervical cancer!) and finally some last minute panic!packing and my flight to Toronto! After which there will be relaxing and reading things-not-related-to-school-work, giggling over the awesomeness that is Jim and Pam with my ever-patient mother, and then the exciting New York trip on the first! I haven't even been to the States since I was thirteen (grade eight field trip to Boston - those were good times) so I'm pretty giddy at the thought of all the things I'll get to experience for the first time. And by things to experience, I mean the museums. I am going to stake-out the met like you wouldn't believe.

So with all these plans of excitement and bright and shiny future happenings, I think I'm going to wrap up this post with something pretty brainless. That being a brief discussion of this week's tv. *g*

How I Met Your Mother )

Bones )

Done, done, done-ity, done!

EDIT: Okay, in today's livejournal mysteries: Whenever I try to friends lock this entry, it disappears. ([livejournal.com profile] maidm, I'm using your flist as my experiment ground. [now it's there, now it's gone, now it's there, now...] You don't mind, right?) Not that this entry has anything I'm TOO worried about, but it's still frustrating. Has this ever happened to anyone else?
hjea: (the office-parking lot)
I really should be working. I'm just so tired of it. Too close to the end, too little motivation. I forget how highschoolers manage to get through until June. That seems crazy to me now.

Anyway, instead of doing work, I watched "The Dundies" instead and was reminded how much I love that episode, and season two in general. The Office really hit a stride there. And then I made a picspam because everyone is happy and pretty and colourful, and because God was in that Chili's.

Mostly Jim and Pam. Hobviously. )


Alright, work.

hjea: (firefly-serenity)
I just got back from a screening of Serenity for my Sci-fi class. WIN! My prof was being very "This is Serious Business - take notes for this will be on the exam!" And then geeking out by pointing out some of the movie props he owned. ;)

But I did take many a studious note. Things like: "control matrix" and "heroism = not what it seems." ...Beside notes that read: "OMG, Mal has great hair!" I try my best. Learning is important.


Oh, and also:

Yeah. I know. This is some kind of cosmic April fool's joke, right?


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