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27 February 2010 @ 09:29 pm

Caminito, an extremely colorful neighborhood in Buenos Aires.

I miss being there. There's just something about the weather, the people, and the way they live their life...it's so incredibly different from here. Their life is so vibrant and lively, and yet these people are the least stressed people I've ever met.

I think I miss that peace of mind in the middle of so much energy.
feeling: weirdweird
listening: Jack Johnson - Wasting Time
jealousy rides with me.
24 February 2010 @ 12:24 am

The kid sitting diagonal in front of me in Physics lecture yesterday.

Hey there Livejournal, it's been awhile.

I've been making some private posts on here that no one else can see, but I feel bad about not posting more in general. Life has been getting itself back on track -- after a rough start to the semester and a nervous breakdown of sorts, I'm actually pretty happy with my life right now. Apparently the solution to my life problems is to completely fall apart; everything seems better after that.

Oh also, I made a tumblr: l'inconnu
I'm not entirely sure how tumblr works yet, I've just been posting random whimsical things I like on it. If you have it as well, let me know? I'd love to see other people's.
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feeling: busybusy
listening: electronic trance station on Pandora ♥
jealousy rides with me.
23 January 2010 @ 09:46 pm
If you were forced to live forever at any age, what age would you choose, and why? What if your memories stopped at your chosen age? How would that impact your decision?

If I could live out my entire life as a 25-year-old, I'd be happy. I'd be more mature than I am now, but still young. I guess I can't really say for sure, though, since I haven't made it to 25 and I don't know what it's like. I don't think I'd want to be frozen at any age I've already experienced now -- my life in general seems to be improving as I get older, and I'm hoping that trend continues for a bit. (And if I'm going to be totally honest, I'd rather stay young-looking for the rest of my life. Vain but true.)

If my memories froze, though, I think I'd want to stop at about 45. I could be married and maybe have kids, and would have experienced enough in my life to think that the memories I've made up until that point would be enough. I haven't done enough in my 19 years of existence so far to make me feel that way yet.


I just finished my first week of classes, and I'm back home for the weekend to go to Tahoe with my dad tomorrow. We're taking a day trip to the slopes to ski, since the torrential rain from the past week should have provided some fantastic powder on the slopes. I'm excited :D

I actually like my classes so far -- I've fallen in love with French all over again, and beginning music theory hopefully won't be too difficult. I'm less thrilled about physics, but I think it should be okay. And bio is going to be good and relatively easy (though I haven't had lab yet so I don't know if lab will kick my ass...). It just feels good to be back at school and accomplishing things.

Hope you all had really good holidays and a not-too-bad start to the new year! I plan on getting back into shape and getting a slightly higher GPA this semester :P We'll see how that goes...
feeling: sleepysleepy
listening: Noah and the Whale - 5 Years' Time (I LOVE THIS SONG ♥)
jealousy rides with me.
28 December 2009 @ 09:41 pm
So I'm currently in a town called Comodoro Rivadavia, on the coastline of Argentina. It's past 1am, and I'm sitting in a nice 4-star hotel.

I did not intend to be here.

Our plane from Ushuaia (the bottom of Argentina) back to Buenos Aires had to make an emergency landing in Comodoro due to unspecified technical issues. The plane kept descending as we headed towards the coast; apparently one of the passengers sitting by the back door happened to be a military pilot and noticed a hissing sound coming from the door, and realized that the cabin was probably losing air pressure (hence the descent).

In any case, the airline told us they would be fixing the plane, then told us that we would fly out of Comodoro tomorrow at noon, and so we all got vouchers for hotel rooms for the night. Ours is particularly nice!

After the plane landed safely I stopped being worried -- now, this is just an amusing detour and a good story to tell.

Here's to hoping I make it to Buenos Aires tomorrow! ♥ Buenas noches.
feeling: amusedamused
listening: Ingrid Michaelson - Locked Up
jealousy rides with me.
24 December 2009 @ 06:21 pm

I spent my entire day looking at this, and variations of it!
It was awesome.

mini photo dump from my trip so farCollapse )

Our original flight from SFO to DC to Buenos Aires got cancelled, so my mom and I finally made it to Buenos Aires by way of SFO --> Toronto --> Sao Paulo --> Buenos Aires. The whole trip took a little more than 30 hours, but we finally made it! And made it in time to catch the plane to Patagonia, which is where I am now.

Argentina is lovely - Buenos Aires reminds me of Taiwan, but with taller, more attractive people, who all speak Spanish. And the food is to die for. El Calafate is surprisingly windy, but the glaciers are amazing. I'm going to be spending Christmas Day tomorrow minitrekking, which is apparently walking along the glacier! I'm excited. :D

It doesn't feel like Christmas at all, but as long as I ignore that it's not so weird. I miss my dad and brother though, and I wish we were all together for Christmas (they decided to stay back in California). Still, tomorrow should be fun, and after that we fly to Ushuaia, which is the southernmost tip of Argentina, and as close as you can get to Antarctica without actually being there. There are penguins!!!

I hope you all enjoy the holidays, wherever you are in the world :)
feeling: calmcalm
listening: Lady Gaga - Alejandro
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16 December 2009 @ 12:58 pm

If I'm lucky, I passed, probably by the graces of everyone else knowing less than me. But at least for the next month, I am FREEEEEEEEEEE.

Now, heading home tonight, and then off to Argentina in three days!
feeling: amusedamused
listening: Lady Gaga - Teeth
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14 December 2009 @ 08:53 pm
So...I should be studying for my last chemistry final. Which...actually won't be my last if I don't study. (Seriously, o-chem can blow me) But instead, I am here!

Posting artwork for once. I go to great lengths to procrastinate.Collapse )

I've actually been doing a decent amount of art this semester - drew Deadpool for Laramie's birthday, and a sailor pin-up girl for another birthday gift. I just haven't been scanning anything because my scanner program blew. But I downloaded a new one! So hopefully I'll scan some more stuff.

Until then, I'll be praying I pass organic chemistry. Seriously, I would sell my soul to pass this class and NOT HAVE TO TAKE IT AGAIN EVER.

I'm flying to Argentina on Saturday for Christmas. It's going to be cool because I'll be in another country and everything, but weird because my dad and brother decided not to come. So it'll be me, my mom, my cousin, and my aunt in Argentina for Christmas and New Year's. I'm excited, but less excited than I would be if my brother and dad were coming. It's going to be weird doing Christmas split up. :( And I kind of hate traveling in groups of all girls (which we are), so I'm predicting that I'll alternate between really liking it, and being annoyed with my aunt/the lack of boys. I'm going to miss my brother.

Hope you all survive(d) finals (if you still have them) and I'll see you all on the other side of my chem final. If I live through it.
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feeling: stressedstressed
listening: Relient K - Jefferson Airplane
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26 November 2009 @ 05:22 pm
Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm back home for the next four days, which is actually kind of nice, if a bit crazy. I forget how loud my house gets with this many people in it.

Hope you all have a fun, food-filled, safe Thanksgiving! I plan to sleep in and eat a lot for the next four days - if you can, you should do the same! ♥
existing at: Home!
feeling: amusedamused
listening: Epik High - Love Love Love
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12 November 2009 @ 10:11 pm
So. In the last four days I have:

  • seen Imogen Heap in concert. OH MY GOD. SO FUCKING AWESOME. Seriously, her voice is magic incarnate.

  • determined that I am "casually dating" someone. At least, this is what Paige tells me it's called. (lol.)

  • been sick for the first time in over three years. I forgot how much gross stuff comes out of you when you're sick.

  • been to the hospital urgent care for the first time since the sixth grade, because I started getting crippling abdominal pains and Paige got worried that my appendix may explode. As it turns out it wasn't my appendix...and they don't actually know what it is. Officially I believe they called it "irritation due to upper respiratory illness." Who knows?

  • probably put on twenty pounds from eating only carbohydrates since I'm supposed to avoid upsetting my stomach.

Paige and I may actually be married. I try not to dwell on it.

The abdominal pains haven't gone away yet -- they are subsiding, if very slowly. I wish they weren't so damn persistent, I'm tired of eating endless amounts of cereal and tortillas. (All the doctors in the hospital looked puzzled when I said I wasn't nauseous, just in severe pain. Apparently abdominal pain without nausea is uncommon?)

This has been a very strange week.

Here, have 1/3 of California sticking up the other 2/3 that I drew for the Cal Dems magazine cover. (I promise I have real art, I just can't get my scanner to work right now :P)
feeling: tiredtired
listening: The Hush Sound - City Traffic Puzzle
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03 November 2009 @ 11:30 pm

Oh, xkcd. How I love you. Please never, never stop indulging my inner nerd. ♥
You need to know something about chemistry to get it, but if you do ohmygod so hilarious!

Considering the fact that I spent a total of 9 hours today studying chemistry, this is one of the best pick-me-ups ever. Reminding me that this insanity can actually be entertaining, too.
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feeling: exhaustedexhausted
listening: Rutter's Requiem