Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vol 55

I have a Biology final in less than 11 hours, and I don't think it'll surprise anyone that I haven't studied.
Also, I have a Linguistic final paper due at the same time, and I've only wrote 2 out of 10 pages so far.
I'm so confused. (Not by the paper)
Yesterday around this time I was completely energized and zipping around with loads of unwanted energy. It was four AM and I was still wide awake, but today I've been a tired as a dead mouse since ten PM.

I'm going to bed now, and I'll wake up at seven AM to finish my paper. I have the outline and powerpoint so it shouldn't take more than an hour and an half to review all my sources and case-studies, and finish the paper. I don't have to leave until 11:30 am, so that gives me 4 1/2 hours. Then I'll get to school, submit my paper, take my Bio final, and come home where I need to write a 15 page paper that's due by midnight. FUNNNNN! Not!

But today I gave myself a new goal. It's a short term goal.
Not really a career choice, but something I want to try.
I think I mentioned it before, but now I'm aiming with a little more resolution.

Oh yeah, there was this paper I submitted for my Interdisciplinary class a few weeks back, a personal essay about my talents and hobbies.
My talents and hobbies all lie in the arts: Dance, Drama, Photography and Film, Creative Writing, Foreign language, etc...
But my career goal is to become a Neurosurgeon.
Kind of not in the same fields at all.
So my Professor made a comment that I should check out UNESCO, which is a branch in the United Nations that deals with education, science, and culture worldwide.
My advisor laughed at this because when we were trying to create my major a few months ago we came up with something like that: International and Cultural Health....or something along that line.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Vol 54

Just knowing that the ever-so-mean author who I adore, Nalini Singh, is starting on the tenth book of her Psy-Changeling series, Hawke's book, is enough to elicit a howl of my own to the moon.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Vol 53

I blame you, Trice, for this current Miyazaki craze of mine.
I don't have time for this.
I have two final papers due on Wednesday and a Biology final exam, also, on wednesday.
You disappeared for two-three days, not updating Afternoon Tea, and come back with Miyazaki.
Sooooo not cool.
You know how addictive Miyazaki films are.
This is not what I need right now.
Instead of starting one of my papers or even studying for Biology, I'm sitting here waiting for my hair to dry and watching Howl's Moving Castle.
Worst thing of all is that this is English dubbed.
Need to find a copy with Japanese audio.
And I think I'll watch Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke) next, or either Spirited Away.
It's been a while since I've watched Tokyo Godfathers and Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro).
Thanks Trice.
This is just fan-fucking-tastic.

Well, I won't complain to much.
It's not like I have anything to read.
Finished all the current books, and novellas, for the Lords of the Underworld series.
And I only have three Westmoreland's left.
I'm procrastinating.

I think I'll start that paper soon.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Vol 52

Now isn't this IRONIC!!!!

I'm excitedly typing this entry right now because, as of 10 minutes ago, I've successfully completed my New Years Resolution to read 52 books.
YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now the ironic part is that my goal was to read 52 books.
This just so happens to be Vol 52.
And to top it off, if you look at the month and date for today, it is 05-02 aka 52.
Ho Ho Hahaha!!!

Now I remember the titles of the other books I forgot.

Pleasure Seekers by Rochelle Alers. (I would have been happier with this book if Alana didn't get pregnant by her lame ass ex-boyfriend.)

Lessons from a Younger Lover by Zuri Day. (OH I ADOREDDDD Ransom. Just because because his name was Ransom. And i kinda have a thing for kougar stories. Gwen was 15 years older than Ransom. Ransom was a single dad. His baby mother was insane. His neighbor chick/friend was too desperate. And Adam, Ransom's older brother and Gwen's former classmate, was a has-been who got what he deserved. Ransom should have whipped his butt, again. Ransom's daughter was cute but since I don't like sassy little girls, she was only cute. She was no Justin from Choices, or Keenan, the cubs or Ben from the Psy-Changeling series. She wasn't even a Noor from the Psy-Changeling series. Not that his daughter was bad, but bah!!!)

Crossing the Line by Bernice Layton. (This was an Indigo Love Spectrum book, and if you've read my previous entries, especially the earlier ones from this year, you'd know that ILS is a interracial publisher. So this was Black girl, white guy. The reason I read this book was because the author is from my City **BALTIMORE!!!** and I hoped that the story would be entertaining. It was. I liked it. My coworker loved it, but she tends to love anything from ILS. She loved it so much, that she bought the book from me, now she owes me another book. HA! I always find these books unrealistic with their one week loves, but I liked how the two character felt so miserable while separated.)

I've mentioned Brenda Jackson's series The Westmoreland's in my previous two-three posts.
I'm still working on it.
So far I've managed to read:
1. Dulaney's Desert Sheikh (Jamal...*smh* no way you could think Dulaney would follow certain customs that belittled women. She is definitely a handful.)

2. Seduced By a Stranger (Who wasn't really a stranger since it was Johari's fiance. This story and Dulaney's story was interesting because it had a portrayal of how someone of Middle Eastern Culture is expected to act. Not that it was an accurate portrayal, but I liked talking to my middle eastern friends about it.)

3. The Chase is On. (Of course Chase would fall for Jessica...or in this case, Jessica would fall for Chase, when their families were once friends now Sworn enemies.)

4. Seduction, Westmoreland Style (Although it's called Seduction, Westmoreland Style, I think McKinnon Quinn had a larger role. The story was told through his eyes more. But now that I think about it, the story is always told by the person who is NOT Westmoreland. Shelly, Jessica, McKinnon. I think Dulaney and Durango's stories were told more through there view...or evenly)

5. The Durango Affair (They met in "The Chase is On" at Chase and Jessica's wedding. Apparently they got busssyyyy that night, and well into the morning. Two months later, Savannah, Jessica's sister, shows up at Durango Westmoreland's home in Montana to tell him that she is pregnant. She didn't want anything from him, but she felt that he should know and it would have been wrong to tell him via phone. But the two end up marrying for the baby's sake. A Marriage in name only...or so they thought! HA!)

If you can count, you can see that this makes 52.
Pleasure Seekers is the book that I FORGOT, in my previous post, so So pleasure seekers through Crossing the Line are books 45-47. (Which I mentioned in my last post).
Now the Westmoreland series makes it 52.

This is really a big accomplishment for me.
From 2005-2008, My book total was less than 5.
5 books in 3 years.
I started reading last summer and read a good number, more than 20 for sure.
So in a way my count is in the 70's if you think July 2009-July 2010.

G2G. Thorn Westmoreland is calling me!