!!!

Mar. 5th, 2013 04:11 pm
aderam: (Feed Scotty)
I have a phone interview with an(other) archaeology firm tomorrow. (!!!) I have already quizzed M (who works there) about what I should be saying and what I should expect (both from the interview and the type of work they do). I'm optimistically terrified. So think good thoughts for me tomorrow afternoon (PST)!

Some other thoughts to keep myself from brooding:

- I don't like the latest update of iTunes. The reason I started using iTunes was that I found it really intuitive, and the way they changed things around this update has ballsed it up (IMO). So I thinking about switching over to using Zune more, since I have to use it for my phone too. But figuring out new software is annoying. And I do still have an iPod. Blagh.

- I need a book to bring with me to work. I want to read Tanya Huff's The Silvered because I got it for Christmas and haven't started it yet. But I don't want it to get any butter on it. Because it is a nice book and a massive hardcover. I wish it was out in paperback so I could just grab a cheap copy. Bah.

Also, picking books for reading at work is hard because it has to be something I actually want to read, but also something that I don't feel weird reading in front of co-workers. - This might be lingering issues from that awful summer job I had where my coworkers were rude and bullied me about reading Stranger in a Strange Land because it was an old '70s SciFi cover so it looked really wacky.

- I went to yoga yesterday for the first time in a while. And it felt really good, although my muscles know I was working them today. I was sure that I would need to spend most of the class in child's pose (resting), but turns out that I'm not in as bad shape as I thought I was. I have been playing hockey though, and it's interesting that I can feel which muscles are hockey muscles because those poses are much easier for me than even some of the "easier" poses that don't use hockey muscles.

- I really want to do more writing, but I'm terrible without deadlines. I've figured out that I need to finish my Teen Wolf fic before Season 3 starts in June because it's a pre-series story and I know from spoilers that they're doing a flashback episode. I'm torn between being super excited to see the canon Hale family and a little sad that they aren't going to be the same as the Hale family that's been hanging out in my head for the past few months.

And the other day I picked up a Star Trek XI fic I started years ago and wrote a couple of scenes because they were just in my head. I have no idea why since, while I'm excited for the new movie, I haven't been reading any fic or even watching any of the other Treks. Whatever, as long as I'm writing I don't really care.

The Hobbit

Dec. 17th, 2012 02:05 am
aderam: (Elizabeth Grin)
I still haven't seen it. But it's playing in the theatre where I work so I've been listening to it quite a bit. (I've read the book several times, so I'm not exactly worried about spoilers.)

But let me just say: the music is AMAZING.

I'm so glad they got Howard Shore to do it again. There are so many musical call backs to the Lord of the Rings and some of the musical elements are so distinctive that I know what's happening on the screen while I'm cleaning things in other parts of the theatre: because that is the orc theme!

And the Song of the Lonely Mountain is totally kick ass.
aderam: (Impala)
Several months ago I told my friend T (co-founding member of the Coalition of Awesome *high fives!*) that I'd make her a list of some of the best Headstones songs to get her listening to the band. This probably isn't a hard thing to do, because she like this type of music and already loves Hugh Dillon (the front man) from watching Flashpoint. But in any case this is my Headstones pimping post. The Headstones are my favourite band, so choosing a reasonable number of songs is hard, but I'll do my best. I'm going to try to get in my favourites as well as a decent breath of the type of music they do. [personal profile] hobbitbabe, since you're also a Headstones fan, if I'm missing any songs you think are essential to the pimping experience, add a comment!

I like the Headstones because their music is loud and in your face, without just being screaming into a microphone. It's still got a lot of actual music behind it (clearly I'm an expert in music things). Hugh Dillon has an awesome voice. And a lot of the songs have some clever lyrics that aren't just about getting or losing love (like 90% of music - I have nothing against music about love, but there's plenty of other life things to sing about). It's powerful and loud and makes me want to sing along.

So, without further ado: The Headstones. Aka the shit.

Cut for length and YouTube videos and Band Feels )
aderam: (Elizabeth Grin)
Mostly placed here so I can find it again, but also because this is AMAZING!!! Cookie Monster's Cover of "Call Me Maybe".



Super Secret Confession: I kinda love the original of this song...

Today

Mar. 18th, 2012 06:48 pm
aderam: (Hat)
Today I woke up at 8 even though I'd already planned to sleep in.

I read fic on my kindle all morning instead of getting out of bed.

I made real breakfast, with fried eggs and a toasted bagel. And Tea.

I watched the Hockey Night in Canada After Hours segment with Chris Higgins (of the Canucks) who apparently demonstrated again last night that he has great abs when he was fixing his equipment (not a euphemism) on the bench.

I did not put on real pants (sweat pants totally don't count).

I cleaned out the fridge and cleaned the kitchen so that I could feel accomplished without doing any of my school work.

I knit a bunch.

I watched the Foo Fighters documentary "Back and Forth" which was really cool. I got it from a friend this summer and I've been meaning to watch it for ages.

I made dinner (pesto).

I did not regret taking a day off even a bit.


Things I have left to do for my degree:
- 1 max 5000 word paper on the Roman Port of London
- 2 Comprehensive exams on Greek and Roman Archaeology

Things that are not degree related but I still have to do:
- 1 more department meeting
- mark c. 60 papers for the Religious Studies course I'm TAing (check to see when I have to have them done - if the gods are favouring me they can wait until after comps)

Studying

Dec. 13th, 2011 01:40 pm
aderam: (Reality)
Just got the Tron and Inception soundtracks from one of my fellow Grad Students.

Studying for this damn exam just got that much more EPIC. ;)

Many Moons

Apr. 16th, 2009 01:02 pm
aderam: (Serenity - elfcat255)
Instead of working on my final paper, I am watching this. Janelle Monáe is so cool. If I had even a little bit of her style and talent I would be set.

aderam: (Default)
So as I was walking along today an Arrogant Worms Song pops up on my iPod and I remembered that we found my brother's Arrogant Worms CDs while we were packing over the break. So now I'm reliving my childhood through ridiculous songs. And also as I was listening to The Mountie Song (Lyrics)I couldn't help thinking about Benton Fraser, if someone hasn't made a due South vid to that song I think I may loose all faith in fandom. And for some reason The Lonely Lab of Broken Hearts (Lyrics) just screams for a Sam/Rodney vid, even though it's a little (okay maybe a lot) more bio than physics, but the geeky scienceness of it makes me happy.
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What could be better than translating a Classical text (Cicero) while listening to Classical music?

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