Dec. 24th, 2009 03:09 pm
aderam: (I Hate Everything)
Hello Kleenex. Let me introduce you to my face.

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So everyone got an extension on this paper until Monday apparently. I'm still going to try and get it done as soon as possible, because I've got about ten billion things to do, and everything else will get delayed if I leave this lying around. Also I don't want to lose my momentum. So I'm going to keep working on it as much as I can. But I'm going to take it easy today, and hopefully I will feel better soon.
aderam: (The Hat - _silent_rage_)
The paper is done.

So am I.

It sucks.

I'm going to go to bed.


Sep. 29th, 2008 01:33 pm
aderam: (Death Star - dreamerland)
Brain-dead paper writting = fun.

That is a total lie.

Two hours and two pages to go before due time....
aderam: (Death Star - dreamerland)
So I agonized a little bit and then decided not to do the paper that's due tomorrow. This isn't as crazy as it sounds - honest. You see for my Roman history class there are four essay topics for the semester and I have to write on three of them. My plan was to do the first one so that I would still have a free skip later on, but I'm feeling kinda stuffed up and brain-dead. And also I'm just not interested in writing about how Suetonius' place in history effected his opinion and protrayal of Julius Caesar. Partially because I think it's bloody obvious (and I always feel like an idiot when I write papers that I think are obvious, even if they're exactly what the prof wants), and partially because it'll be nick-picky and boring to flick through fifty pages of Suetonius' Life of Julius Caesar to find good examples to proove said obviousness. And I do think that all three other topics are interesting:

Topic B: How would it seem to people at the time that Augustus had restored the Republic?
Topic C: Why are Trajan and Livy's Letters important as historical documents?
Topic D: Why would contemporary Roman's like the character of Lucius in Apuleius' The Golden Ass?

See? They're all much cooler than flipping through Suetonius to find proof that he's way more comfortable with one-man-rule than Republican Romans (after all it`s not like he`s lived in the Empire under good, solid Emperors for his whole life).

In other news I just got hit with the cold that's been going around. It sucks balls. In fact it sucks bälle. But on the up-side, L is making chicken soup for the purpose of curing colds. She says it is magical Jew-Soup and will fix us all (her included). I am very much looking forward to eating some.

In the mean-time I think I`ll do some readings for class (and not that paper I`m not going to do!) and drink a bunch of mint tea and maybe watch some television. Oh TeeVee - how I love thee.
aderam: (Daniel Headdesk - elfcat255)
I got smacked up-side the head with a cold sometime in the recent past.

I am not amused.

I'm stuffed up in the extreme and my throat is sore (although guzzling tea and grapefruit juice seems to help that at least). As a result I am not looking forward to my Roman History exam tomorrow. And I'm actively avoiding picking up my paper for that class or checking the mark online because I know that I did terribly and it was for my favourite Prof too...

Anyway, I'm not too worried about the exam because I am quite good at history and interested in the Romans.

But in any case what I would much rather be doing is planning my trip to Italy followed by a whirlwind tour of Europe before heading back here.

I have to be in Gravina on July 5th for the dig, and I think I might go a bit early and spend a few days in Rome beforehand. We finish up at the dig site around the 2nd of August (I think). And from there I think I'll head north, take in a few days in Paris and then head through the Chunnel to England. I have a few friends in London right now (and hopefully at least one of them will still be there in August and willing to let me sleep on their floor) and I want to check out London sights like the British Museum etc. Also I REALLY want to see the RSC's production of Hamlet with David Tennant as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart as Claudius.

So what I'd like to know from all of you well-traveled people is this: What do I absolutely have to see? What was the best piece of advice/thing that you learned from your traveling experiences? What am I missing? Also my itinerary is by no means set, so if think I absolutely MUST go to Germany (or you know, Switzerland, which is pretty much directly between Italy and France) please tell me why you think so! I just might end up doing something exciting. :)

And in other good news: I bought a new pair of Converse today! Which was necessary because my old pair has a hole in them and I want to be able to keep them around for longer without aggravating the hole by wearing them everyday. I was thinking about getting some low-tops, but they had purple high-tops in my size. The answer was clearly obvious. So now I have some Purple Converse High-tops with toes that are far too white, although I'm sure I'll change that soon enough.


Nov. 13th, 2007 08:13 pm
aderam: (Daniel Headdesk - elfcat255)
I think I might be getting a cold. However this might be the result of staying up late last night to finish my research paper on Piracy in Elizabeth I's reign and how it contributed to the rise of England as a maritime power (yeah, that's right, I'm that cool. S asked me to trade, but there's no way I'm writing a paper on human rights). Anyway I'm really tired (three hours of sleep!), but my sinuses are also really painful, and I find it uncomfortable to read things that aren't illuminated by my computer screen (isn't it supposed to be the other way around? Also this might be related to the massive amounts I was reading over the past bit in order for me to write said research paper). So I've decided to take the evening off, watch the new NCIS and House when they come on TV in about half an hour. I am considering the possibility of more painkillers.
aderam: (Daniel Headdesk - elfcat255)
Well, not really. But I'm still really tired (and have been for a while, although thankfully it's not the mysterious debilitating tiredness that I experienced in grade nine) and my sinuses (sini?) are still in pain (miserabile sini!). And of course this wasn't helped by staying up late to listen to the internet coverage of last night's wholly depressing Canucks game. I was planning to go to sleep and only listen to part of it (o the trials of cheering for a hockey team that is quite literally a continent away) but it got to a point where I kinda had to continue listening as a point of solidarity. But it was a bad scene.

Anyway I have a lot of Latin to translate today, and a bunch of Greek homework and a massive amount of Livy's War with Hannibal to read that I'm behind on, and I really don't have any motivation to do so. It's not so great. What I really want is some time off, but we just had that for Thanksgiving and it really didn't do me any good.

I'm tempted to go to the doctor and see if they might tell me something new and exciting about my sinuses that will stop them from being unhappy. But I strongly suspect that they'll just say something about them being dry ("use the saline nasal spray!") or try to get me to use nasonex again (which actually made my sinuses hurt even more). Both of which are things that are not worth my time to go and hear again, because I'm not going to use Nasonex, and I don't like the bloody saline stuff either. I was considering going to the sauna at the pool, but I just remembered that it's a dry sauna, so it wouldn't do anything good for el sini.

Okay, I'm going to stop complaining now.

Exciting stuff is that I'm going to a presentation on Graduate Studies at the University of Edinburgh this afternoon. It's for the department of History, Archeology and Classics, all of which are things in which I'm interested. And I keep thinking about Grad school and being crazy because I don't really know what I would need to do yet. I figure, presentations = a good start.

Anyway I think I'm going to go and get some paperwork done now. YEay! Or not.


Oct. 2nd, 2007 03:33 pm
aderam: (Daniel Headdesk - elfcat255)
I am so the tired. I can't even get up the energy to sit while I type this, so I'm going for the awkward stomach typing method. I'm sure those of you with laptops know what I mean.

Anyway, 0830 class + sinus cold + waiting around for over an hour to get my Mumps Vaccine = le tired.

Vaccine's always make me tired and adding that to the sinus cold that's been bugging me for the past week or so (my sinuses are always annoying, it is no fun) and I want to sleep a whole bunch. Also there's Mumps on campus, hence the vaccine booster, so everyone's going a little crazy about diseases. Usually I'm pretty relaxed about these things, but there have been several outbreaks of Mumps since February so I thought it would be a good idea to get the shot. Especially since it's free for students.

Tonight I have a recitation exercise for Latin to record, a bunch of pages for the Rise of Rome to read and a whole slew of Greek homework that I only vaguely know about because I took a sick day yesterday. Also I have to watch the new house and the first episode of the Tudors which is airing on the CBC (it's at the same time as NCIS, but I know where to find NCIS on the internets).

Plus I've still got a lot of the Aeneid to read by Friday.

I think I may just sleep for a while instead...
aderam: (Jello - kuwdora)
Yeay! I am feeling so much better than I was yesterday. I've still got a sinus headache and the sniffles, but that's stuff that I'm more than used to dealing with. Tonight - The Dome! And I may even get my homework done before I go!

Also I think I might be able to survive the ridiculous amounts of the Aeneid that I have to have read by the end of the month. I'm on Book V already! And I can do the readings for my lectures later after this is finished up.

Now all I need is for season 10 to arrive... be faster amazon!


May. 24th, 2007 09:45 am
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Is sick.

Was sick before but it actually took me forty-five minutes to get ready for the day and I woke up at the sametime that I usually have to walk out the door to get to class.

Decided that I'm not going to class.

Made a note on my white-board about how many more Russian classes I can miss before I automatically fail the class. (I have ten possible absences. I've missed two. I'm fine, but I'm still slightly paranoid.)

I need a tea pot.

In other news I named my fish. I used the tried, tested and true method of sitting next to the tank and watching them while my roommates make suggestions that I mostly ignore. They're named Augustus, Celemintine and Ted. S actually thought of Augustus, but then he started suggesting other, more stupid names so his contribution doesn't really diserve kudos.

Pictures will follow at some point. Maybe I'll have a quiet morning photographing my fish and drinking tea before I go into work.
aderam: (Unfocused Existence - aderam)
Apparently there is an explosion in the Stargate Atlantis fandom. From what I've gleaned from reading my friends list it has to do with somebody leaving the show. For some reason I don't really feel the need to go over to GateWorld and find out what the hell is going on. For a second there my brain did a double take, because shouldn't I need to know? Stargate (and Atlantis by extension) is my first fandom, my first tv love (we're not counting Due South and Highlander in this because I loved them a long time ago, but they didn't turn into the obsessive fandom type love until post Stargate (PS, not only a post script but also a way of telling time in the bizarre land of Aderam's mind) ) and the only thing that I buy on DVD as it comes out, so why don't I need to know? (And for that matter why haven't I been combing the internet for ways to watch the new episodes of Season 10 and Season 3 that I know have aired without me seeing them?)

I know that my overwhelming squee for Supernatural hasn't taken over entirely because I'm also very happy with other shows, just basking in the new show goodness. I think what's happened is that I've turned into the laid-back fan when it comes to Stargate. I love it, but I'm not going to get all worked up about it anymore. Especially since I have so much of it on DVD that whenever I get the crazy must-see-the-gate vibe I can always scratch that itch. Also I've always loved getting new episodes on DVD and since I've started buying the DVDs as they come out I've also been downloading things (feeling no remorse because I'm buying them, dude) so the only new bits I end up getting with the new DVDs are just some special features (which, yeah, I do love, okay). I actually think it'll be kinda nice when I get my season 10 DVDs to have a bunch of episodes that I have never seen before (drawing out the few surprises I have left until the end). And the same thing goes for Atlantis, although admittedly I was never as into Atlantis as I was into SG-1.

I'm pretty sure that I had something else to say... but I guess I didn't really. Allow me to leave you with the image of C, my six-foot-two roommmate, enveloped entirely in his quilt and having a nap on the couch. He is the cutest. In about a half hour or so I'll be waking him up to go watch the Canucks and Sens game that's on tonight. It should be really interesting, and not just because he's a Sens fan and I'm a Canucks fan, they're actaully both doing really well at the moment so it should be some great hockey too.

I've been sick for the past couple days and I'm getting to that stage where I want to curl up in a ball and pretend that the world (and my runny nose) doesn't exist. But fanfiction, hockey and roommates are all good cures for this in varying different directions. Also somebody said something the other day that reminded all of us how I'm always the last one to know anything, which was weird because it hadn't really been happening for a while. But I think it might just be one of those things about who I am, because it's not like I don't pay attention, I just never find out the hot gossip until it's lukewarm.



Oct. 16th, 2006 05:57 pm
aderam: (Unfocused Existence - aderam)
*is ded*

Soreness from bashing people with your shoulders (heh heh heh) + fast arriving head cold + mid-term tomorrow = ow.
aderam: (tallship - oceangirl16)
I think that Clark gave me his cold. The one that had him dying on Sunday and sleeping for just about the entire day. He's much better already, but at the same time this is just perfect timing for me to get this cold. Tonight is our first rugby game followed by the rookie party. And all I want to do right now is go have a nap. My throat is all swollen up and my nose is stuffed and I really want to play tonight, so I'm goin anyway, but this still sucks. A lot.

I almost didn't get out of bed this morning and spent most of my time soothing my throat with tea, until my tea ran out. But then Coren gave me some of hers in Latin and that was lovely! I also didn;t do the reading for my Imperial Russia class because I didn't think that we were going to be following the syllabus that exactly. I've looked at it maybe twice since the beginning of class and it turns out that perhaps I should do so more often.

And writting this post has taken far longer than it should, but considering my brain is currently fuzzy I'm going to use that as an excuse.

I'm going to go and nap on the couch for an hour to see if I can make myself feel better.


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