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Standing in the rain failing to hail an unexpectedly necessary cab is much more pleasant in a pretty outfit. It transforms the situation from 'miserable' to 'damsel in distress'.

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Him: "Have you studied for the quiz?"
Me: "That's what I'm doing right now!"
I laugh self-deprecatingly, since I'm basically cramming in the classroom a couple hours before class starts.
Him: "How long have you been here?"
Me: "About twenty minutes."
Him: "You're studying an hour and a half for a quiz?"
Me: "Is that a lot or a little?"
I honestly don't know.
Him: "I don't know, I haven't been paying attention. Is it hard?"
Me: "Yeah, it's hard! This is the first time I've felt really screwed."
We started the present perfect this week and German past participles are basically random and arbitrary as far as I can tell.
Him: "Yeah, me too."
EXEUNT

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When J-M is fumbling with the keys to either enter or exit our apartment, I like to gently cup his ass in a manner that communicates, "hurry it up, sweetcheeks"

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I'm sorry

Jun. 9th, 2012 12:20 pm
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I can only engage with one emotionally trying experience per day, and that quota has been met. Thank you.

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Longtime readers may recall my everlasting loathing of the most overhyped and shitty philosopher of all time: Heidegger.

He continues to haunt me in the form of a subconscious aversion to learning the conjugation of 'sein'.

Honestly, fuck that dude.

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Benches

May. 23rd, 2012 04:37 pm
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I was counting on hanging out on a bench outside my class, but there are people on it.

So I'm sitting on the grass.

Ugh. I don't even want to think about how many bugs are under my butt right now.

Can I have a giant sterile hamster bubble please?

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I just bought an iron based on whether I thought the instruction booklet would be written in very clear English.

It was significantly more expensive than the ones with just ambiguous diagrams.

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Talent

Apr. 21st, 2012 02:12 pm
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I just forced myself through to the end of a short story that was so bad that I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I could do better.

I had paid for the story too, on the merits and reputation of the author, who is a full-time writer and artist.

...

So, life plan:

- take art history and academia as far as it will take me
- meanwhile sing sing sing sing
- when I'm old and my voice starts doing that warbly old lady voice thing that is super annoying: write a book

That should leave me on a suitably content deathbed without miracle longevity drugs or promise of resurrection.

I used to want to act, too. When I was a kid, my three pillars of self-worth were singing, writing and acting. I've realized that I take myself way too seriously to be a real actor, but I made J-M promise that when our kids are old enough to be utterly mortified and humiliated, we will join a community theatre.

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Springtime

Apr. 16th, 2012 12:37 pm
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It is an acceptable temperature outside.

However there are now too many strollers on the sidewalk.

This is why my ideal day is slightly chillier than most people's preferences.

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I slept for 45 minutes last night after I realized that I couldn't see straight anymore and was probably missing some key atrocious spelling errors in the undergraduate papers I was grading.

A few days ago I had a night when I slept for twenty minutes.

It's not a good system. It's extremely disorienting. I start referring to today as tomorrow because I can't keep track of the days.

But then there's sitting on a bench on a brisk day with two coffees keeping me from passing out: caffeine conscious but effectively asleep. Caffeine serene.

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and now we are foraging for food on Bloor Street. We have actually gone to Snakes & Lattes just for the lattes.

I got lucky with this presentation because I can reference research I've already done. That makes it just a one-latte night.

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I definitely always take the loser table at the library.

We're all grad students here, so it's senseless to call anyone a nerd; we've all pretty much achieved Olympic-level nerdiness, and it doesn't really bear comparison.

But I notice that there's often a lot of giggling at the table tucked behind the bookshelves. And- do I hear the crinkling of food wrappers??

No, I always take the first available table by the entrance. I've actually never had to use any but the very first, in fact, because it's hardly ever occupied.

That's me. An outcast even among my own people.

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• cereal in milk
• slice-of-life anime
• owning a fresh box of cookies (just owning it is enough really; devouring is only necessary in cases of extreme moroseness)
• sunshine (in absence of sunshine: turning on all the lights)
• going for a walk (if cold, bundle up for an extra snuggly me-against-the-world feeling)
• sprawling on something soft

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He has Ecco the Dolphin on his Xbox and I am having Game Gear flashbacks.

That game is heavy man.

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The only way to find out that people are really nice is to go out and be seen by them so that they might talk to you.

I've been making a lot of profound discoveries like that lately.

Today someone reminded me that it's possible to tell someone, "I don't really want to talk about it".
That ability is like... worth a million billion dollars.

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The boys I'm spending this evening with just laughed at a cartoon man pissing in the sink. In a ladies' bathroom. In a high school.

My brow won't seem to unfurrow. Help

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Emerged

Dec. 24th, 2011 06:08 pm
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I've left the apartment and am approaching socializing. I'm still sitting at a technically separate table and reading email on my iPad (down to 144, guys!) while J-M and Ilan play Magic: the Gathering adjacent to me, but I actually feel pretty good right now.

Mission plan: buy more short floaty dresses to wear with long sweaters and leggings this winter. That will be the style I shall live in, because it makes me feel good.

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AAAGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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was ROBBBBBBEEEEDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!

Are they on drugs???

Do they actually think

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are better than them????


GOOD LORD!

Now I'm deprived of the

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final of my DREAMS!!!

What a fucking joke!!!

Waaaugghhhh

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- the opportunity to hear a lot of interesting and nice stories about her life
- reconnecting with old dear friends who sent condolences
- the deepest, darkest sleep in my childhood bedroom
- three dozen freshly baked bagels and bags of my favourite potato chips in preparation for guests after the funeral

More to come, no doubt.

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Connections from the Jewish choir I used to be in may be helping us to get a rabbi to officiate the funeral, since we don't have one.

Nothing is wasted.

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