Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dear sir, I quit!



Well, after much blog hiatus, I'm finally back with an important update about the future of my career as a college student. After suffering some major setbacks with classes, grades, and personal problems, I've made the decision to take some time off school.

So I cancelled my room assignment for next year, refrained from registering for fall classes and contacted Registration about my enrollment options. Finals are next week, I'll be moving out after that, and while I'll be sad to leave behind my cute little studio apartment, I'm not upset about leaving university behind for some time.

I've had to really stop and examine where my life is going and what I want out of it. I had a pretty solid plan in the beginning, but a lot of that doesn't seem as appealing now and I don't have the same passion. I know a lot of that is due in part to my depression/anxiety issues, but also because my interests have changed. 

I still love the idea of pursuing linguistics as a degree, but I don't think it's in the cards right now. When I'm ready to pick up the school routine again, I may go some place small like a community college or vocational school to finish up my generals. From there, my options open up a bit. 

So I'm trying not to worry about it, really. I just need to take this time off to reflect, relax, and maybe get some writing done. It's been a really long time since I've sat down to properly write anything and I've got a novel in the editing process that's been screaming my name for a while, so maybe I'll get on that.

I've also got a busy summer ahead of - what with Lindsey Stirling making an MN appearance in June, a road trip in July, and a bunch of stuff happening in August. Now I'm free to just kick back and enjoy all of that. 

I feel like I've made a good decision here. And I don't think my three years at SCSU were a waste, I learned a lot about myself and what I'm currently capable of and what I need to work out. So no regrets.

It's the best way to live. Everything is a lesson. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

WINTER IS COMING

Dun Dun DUNNNNN!



So the boy and I went to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Saturday night. I'm not gonna lie, I'm not a huge fan of Captain America - he's the most 'vanilla' as far as the Avengers go and I'm admittedly part of Loki's army so maybe there's a bit of bias there; BUT I totally enjoyed this film. 

And it makes me really glad that I recently made the decision to view the first Captain America film otherwise I'm sure I'd have been completely lost. 



So you've got your standard line-up of characters: Nick Fury is still full of sass, Black Widow is still a redhead, and Steve is slowly adjusting to the modern world, via some internet usage. The new guy is Sam - aka The Falcon. And of course the villain- The Winter Soldier.

I never read any of the Captain America comics, otherwise I might have known who this guy was from the beginning, but as it stands I'm still a bit new to the fandom and I had no clue. So when the soldier's face is revealed and Steve does this dramatic "No Way!" thing, so did I!



I enjoyed it. I think I might be a Winter Soldier fan girl now too - what an awesome character. Damned horrific back-story, but awesome. If you like the Marvel films, give this one a go. The action is pretty spectacular. There's a political scandal and intrigue galore. HYDRA has more than one head. And Fury ditches the eye patch. Seriously....

Rating: 8.5/10



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Late Night Session #4

Wow, it's been a while since I've done one of these. Basically, these are my sleep deprived ramblings and more so for vomiting my own thoughts than anything cohesive for people to read.

It's 4 am and my eyes hurt. Why am I not sleeping? I haven't been sleeping properly for a while now. I lay down and nothing happens. So I'm up trying to entertain myself in the wee hours of the morning and spend the day feeling like shit.

Blegh.

It's an endless cycle. Right now I'm sipping on coffee; and eating toast so it doesn't upset my stomach. I need to be awake for class at 9. It's going to be painful. Plus I have possibly two professors to chat with and maybe a trip to the Registrations Office. Gods....

There's so much I have to do to get caught up and a lot of work sitting in front of me. It's gonna take some pretty intense discipline and I hope I have what it takes to survive this. Luckily, I'm not on my own - I've got some people in my corner and I need to rely on them some. That's what they're there for, right?

I'm watching Game Grumps right now. Markiplier is a guest gamer and they're playing Quest for Camelot. What a complicated game - all the quests and cards and board pieces and....it might make more sense if my brain wasn't completely scrambled.

Oh well.

I have to keep my mind somewhat engaged lest I fall into a coma right here at my desk. Would completely defeat the purpose of that coffee.

Fortunately, I only have to work hard for a few more months, then it's summer vacation. That means warm weather, lazy days reading books, maybe finding a part time job, the Lindsey Stirling now, and in July - a road trip to the Pacific Northwest.

We're gonna spend some time around Seattle and Portland - I'm really excited. I haven't been to that region of the U.S. since I was about eight and I don't remember a whole lot of that. If we really like it, we might consider it a possible location to take up residence in.

Are any of my readers from the Seattle/Portland region? What do you like most about the area? What don't you like about it? And if you're not from there, would you consider visiting?