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I really don't have the time for this, but ...

Oct. 11th, 2002 | 10:05 pm
mood: ecstaticecstatic
music: SPM "Smoke Two Joints" ... ha ha

I must write this long entry before I go off on break and forget everything. I'm currently waiting for my laundry to finish so I can begin packing ... I managed to do two loads already, including all the sheets I own and my sweater too. It was a bit difficult to fold everything with Stephen and Alexis taking up all the space in my room ... haha, thanks for breathing all my air, guys! (JK) While they were here, we had IM conversations with people while trying not to use any words with more than 4 letters, but that got too hard so we switched to 5 or less, and I only messed up once! Yay ...

I had my Cultural Anthropology midterm this morning, after only two hours of studying. Yesterday I was miraculously inefficient at doing what was most important, but I did go to dinner with Alexis and Stephen, and went to the AQUADuke meeting. We're starting with Unity thru Diversity now, which is cool. I got the Campus Climate section again, and so far I have no one to assist me, which is good and bad. I would like other people's opinions (and will likely get them) but now that I know what I'm talking about, I can say what I want to there! Semi-yay ...

So anyway, sleep got precedent over studying last night, and I woke up at 7:00 a.m. and studied up until class. This was made possible by Jessie, who had given me a copy of her study guide. That was REALLY nice of her, because I wouldn't otherwise have been able to gather all the information together in time to learn it all. So the test was kinda easy, even for the little studying that I did. A lot of people finished in 20 or 30 minutes, and I only took like 50. It took me a while to remember some things, but I even got the name of the cook in King Kong ... woot. So I probably got a B on that exam.

Basically, I am keeping up with my classes just fine, but a lot of other things I just don't have time for. Even this journal isn't at all the way I want it to look, but I haven't had time to mess with it ... or decorate my walls for that matter. As for my longhand journal, I need to catch up with the long entries that I wanted to write so I can be done with it once and for all, so I'm aiming for some of that during Fall Break ... grr, I just resent all the stuff I have to do sometimes cos it gets in the way of what I really want to do. I haven't made any T-shirts this semester either ... and I have SO many ideas ... even to alter the ones I already own. But I'll force that into my schedule soon.

As far as boys go, I'm pretty happy that I'm single right now. I've finally resolved within myself that having a boyfriend doesn't equate to being cool or socially acceptable ... mainly because I know I'm capable of getting one, but don't need to deal with it right now ... and this is good. But for the first time, I get the feeling that a random hook-up might not be so bad, as long as it's with someone I won't see on a daily basis ... how convenient that Christopher's Chronicle article today was on this very topic, ha.

I haven't heard from Jerry, but doubtless he's gotten my letter by now. I don't think he reacted too adversely to it, other than maybe mentally cursing me for being such a petty bitch ... and that's fine by me.

Oh, and there was PPS class from today. This entry isn't in chronological order at all, but that's okay. We were talking about foreign aid, and to demonstrate how much power America and other developed wealthy countries have over the situation, Prof. Charney logged on to starvation.net, which has an unofficial counter of the rate at which people die of starvation in the world. So, according to it, almost 4,000 people in the world died of starvation or related causes during our lecture, and he pointed out that we can help to stop this. Propagate a Dearth Guy wasn't there, and I can imagine what he would have said, but there were still a couple of people who were of the mind that America shouldn't help this situation because it's too big to save everyone. Not the point at all, yo. I really have no idea why someone would advocate not saving one person just because there are 23 million more to save after that. Even if it's beyond our means to save everyone (which it technically isn't, if we pare down our ridiculous military just a bit), saving some people is easily doable for our country ... I got so frustrated with all that, as did some other people. It was also funny to hear how some of them are like "If we continue this, won't we get Communism?" ... yeah, we were conditiioned to automatically reject Communism ... ha, growing up in America. Some of them just haven't even stopped to consider that there might be a working alternative to capitalism, maybe not for our country, but just in general. Continuing to argue about this will be fun, and supposedly, Prof. Charney said that it's gonna get worse as we move on to free speech and more ... yay! And I think I'm gonna donate to OXFAM now ...

So I'm leaving to ABQ in 16 hours! Or something like that ... I'm extremely excited. I still have a lot to get ready, hence my attempt to stay up all night. I have to pack, and gather together all the phone numbers of my friends, so I can actually find them when I get there. As far as Chris goes, since AC lives on the side of UNM right near the Walgreens where he'll be working, I might just randomly stop by to see him. That'll be SO funny: "Hey, I haven't seen you in 14 months ... now I want to buy a phone card." Or something ... it's gonna be classic. I'm not sure how it's gonna be to hang out with him cos he's so spending all his time leading boys around, but we'll see. (I also don't know if I'm staying with him, so I very well might be homeless for a night).

I'm so glad that I just get to randomly tromp around Albuquerque for a weekend ... I'm gonna try and stuff my days full of stuff, so not much sleep. And though I am excited about seeing my friends, I also want to spend a lot of time alone, just exploring and thinking. The only thing that worries me is crossing those giant ABQ streets ... eep. But regardless of what happens (except getting hit by a car), it'll be a trip to remember.

Ha, I actually finished the entry ... I wasn't entirely convinced that I good ... well, yeah.

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