Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Oh God, what have I done?

I'm representing Dominguez at Cal Poly Pomona.

Which means now I have to write up a five page summary of my research.



I've just found out there will be a symposium in April honoring all the winners where we will each be expected to give the talk we will be presenting at the statewide competition at Cal Poly Pomona. Jesus, Christ, you guys; how many times do you want me to give this talk?

Friday, February 22, 2013

I need more frozen yogurt

I'm still going to dance class tomorrow because I'm crazy.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

You really, really like me!

Guess who just won $100?

Fangs for the mammaries.

I finished giving my presentation on "Carmilla" a little while ago and had a professor I've never met come up and tell me that she really liked my talk and to continue with my research.

I feel like Sally Fields.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Student Research Day

One month ago I took my professor's suggestion and signed up for Student Research Day on campus. In two weeks I will be presenting my research on Sheridan J. Le Fanu's "Carmilla", a short story about a vampire. I'm still wondering how many people are actually going to take me seriously.

I keep staring at my name on the schedule and the list of abstracts. On the one hand, I'm really excited and even a little proud of myself. At the same time, part of me is thinking, "Oh God, what have I done?"

It doesn't help that I've been assigned to present at 8:50 in the morning. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Real Cool Killers

The opening scene in Chester Himes' The Real Cool Killers is a lot like the cantina scene in Star Wars: Episode IV. How many bar fights do you know of where someone winds up losing an arm? Just saying.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Hobbit Summary

One of these dwarves is a vampire.

Radagast is best wizard.

(about halfway through the movie) One of these dwarves is Dr. Jekyll.

Gandalf the Grey is here to kill goblins and light fireworks, and he's all out of fireworks!

Ooo! Ooo! Goblin falling off a bridge Wilhelm Scream!

Conversation with Skeeve afterwards:

Me: Am I the only one who heard the hedgehog say "I'm fine" after Radagast fixed it?

Skeeve: Yes. Or at least I don't remember.

Me: He made little hedgehog noises that I swear sounded like, "I'm fine."

Skeeve: You now speak hedgehog.

Me: Well, Timmy's a good teacher.

(after getting home from the movie) Omfg, Radagast is the fucking Doctor?!?