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Don't I look happy?
I'm almost certain that the only thing even comes close to "southern-sounding" that ever leaves my mouth is the word "I." Yes, at times it does indeed come dangerously close to sounding like "ah" instead of "I." Other than that, it always floors people when I tell them that I was born and raised here in the south. "You don't have a southern accent!" is usually their response. But yeah, I guess I have a bit of a southern-twang when I'm excited about something :).

What American accent do you have?
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Southern. Love it or hate it, your accent says you're probably from somewhere south of the Ohio River.

If you're not from the South, you probably were overanalyzing the questions. Take the quiz again but don't think so hard next time.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?




Book recs?
Now that I'm over my Olympic rant *lol*, I was wondering if anyone had any good book recommendations? Novels and/or mangas will do.

I'll have a lot of free time on my hands pretty soon, since everyone's children will be in school and will therefore have homework...which means that they'll have to stay home *mwuahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaa*.

snapdragon76, I know you have some recs for me. C'mon....C'MON! XD


What's with people and the Olympics?
I'm really starting to become annoyed by NBC AND the people watching/commenting on the Olympics.

I'm tired of hearing about the disputed ages of the Chinese gymnasts. I'm tired of hearing the "Did Micheal Phelps really win his 7th race?" crap, and most importantly, I'm absolutely freaking tired of the whole "medal count" thing. 

And @ NBC telecasters:

"So Jason Lezak, how does it feel to know that you had a hand in helping Michael Phelps realize his dream-- to earn eight Olympic gold medals?" Are you freaking kidding me? And it didn't end with Lezak. You freaking asked I don't know how many different guys the same question. Why would you repeatedly insult people to their faces like that? Have you guys honestly NOT considered the fact that maybe these men were more worried about the ENTIRE team than helping Michael Phelps realize his dream? For crying out loud! Even freaking Michael Phelps has tried to shift attention from himself in order to make you ******** realize that they were swimming as a team...and not just for his benefit. 

Why can't people just congratulate these athletes, from all around the world, for a job well done and let things rest? Mongolia for winning it's first medal ever? Jamaica for being so successful in track and field? Stephanie Brown Trafton for being the first U.S. woman to win gold in the discus throwing competition since 1932?  

People are just amazing. 

Perhaps I should just stick to the opening and closing ceremonies (as I did with the Athens Olympics) and not even bother with the actual games. I'd much rather spare myself the headache.


Numerous thoughts

Just a couple more weeks until my "Threatre of Kiss" dvd is shipped out to me. I'm really looking forward to it.

I started reading 'Only the Cat Knows' by Marian Babson today. Usually, books written in first person make my stomach churn; but Ms. Babson has been doing a marvelous job of keeping my little food processor at ease. So far so good. Dante Alighieri's 'Divine Comedy' is also an excellent read.

I sincerely enjoy the Olympic games and all that they stand for, but I must also admit that about 15% of my tuning in every night can be attributed to the excessive near-nakedness of the numerous men's swim teams. Ryan Lochte...wow young man. Wow...

So it looks like I've firmly decided on Epidemiology and Biostastics as my top master's degree choices. My hope is to work on my Ph.D. at Hopkins once I complete my master's. That'd be a pretty bold move on my part, seeing as how competitive their Public Health program is, but what's life without risks and making gutsy moves? I've got to try. I mean, the worse that they could tell me is 'No', right? And I really love the prospect of becoming a full-time scientist! It's full speed ahead from here on out folks.

My sister and I are thinking about taking a trip to Venice within the next year and a half or so. I wonder if it's worth it. I mean, I've always wanted to go, but aside from that fact I don't have any other reason to go there. Florence and Milan are beginning to look better and better right now.  Perhaps we'll visit Canada soon too. Who knows?

2008 Beijing Olympics part deux
Don't I look happy?

I haven't been this into the games since about 1996 (when I was just a pup...aaaaaaaw). What really gets me going is swimming, diving, indoor volleyball (which I usually find pretty boring), and gymnastics.

I think that the new scoring system for gymnastics is pretty *bleh* and gives several opportunities for dishing out crap scores, but that's just my opinion. I also think that both the U.S. and Chinese female gymnasts were given some pretty shitty scores for certain performances that they should have gotten excellent scores for. I'll never have 100% faith in the gymnastics judges...bunch of cheating bastards. All that aside though, China's gymnastic team is just as awesome as ever. I really felt for the little girl that fell from the uneven bars. She was doing so well before it all happened. I just hope that she can get that mistake out of her system and give us an awesome performance in the finals. The U.S. team is hanging in there too. I'm so proud of the little n00bs. All that's left is for them to get in there and kick ass in the finals.

The men's 4 X 100m Freestyle relay last night was made of so much win. Both the French team and the U.S. team were outstanding. Lezak caught up with Bernard out of the freaking blue-- and after such smug comments were made about the U.S. team too. Yeah...karma Bernard, karma. I can't stand to hear people talk crap like that for no apparent reason. If anyone on the U.S. team had made such a comment about the French team, then rest assured that I would have been cheering for France last night; and don't get me wrong, because it's not like Lezak's win was a complete and total blowout. He and Bernard were neck and neck, so it'd be pretty stupid to make it seem as though the U.S. team just left France in the dust, because they didn't. Despite the whole rilvary thing though, both teams did a marvelous job. I just hope that Bernard comes across less arrogantly next time. That guy's chalk full of unbelievable talent, so let's see some true sportsmanship and less showboating please. Thanks.

The women's indoor volleyball game with Japan was really good-- so was the men's against Venezuela. The men's game was actually quite a spectacle. The U.S. was up by two sets, then the captain sustains an injury and Venezuela takes two sets all of a sudden. Just amazing. I've never been THAT into volleyball in my entire life. 

I didn't go to bed until 2 am on Saturday. I just couldn't tear myself away from the tv -___________________________________-'

This year's events have been great thus far. Now I'm ready for track and field, my favorite events in the Olympic games.

The 2008 Beijing Olympics

All I can say is that China put on the most beautiful Olympic opening ceremony that I've ever had the pleasure of viewing. Words can't express how grand the whole thing actually was.... It was just amazing.

I think my icon sums it up, however.

Three days wasted...I could have been doing something else...

Instead of doing something productive, I decided to find a YA series that I'd started as a teen, but never finished...for whatever reason. I picked up The Dark Angel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce from my job and prepared myself to be dazzled. It started off great! I couldn't get enough the series and finished the first two books in record time. But then the third book just went and f*cking ruined it for me. Talk about being one pissed b*tch.

The heroine was majorly screwed from the time she left her mother's arms to the very end of this series.

Five stars for the first two books, minus two for the crappy ending.

I could have been reading something else.

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Well, not much has been going on with me since the last time I posted. I'm lining everything up for the weekend (because that's the only free time that I have these days), and I'm ready for the weekend to get here.

Last week, I jumped up Amazon's ass because they basically lied and said that they had items in stock, and they didn't. Once I was done, I ended up receiving a $10 certificate to put towards my next purchase. They're basically trying to pacify me because they were dead wrong and I called them on it, but who cares? It's too late to do anything about now. Besides, I kept telling the customer service rep that the certificate was not necessary (and my problem was not with her, she did a great job), but she insisted. So yeah...10 bucks.

I don't understand why people say stuff like "people who like such and such anime just aren't capable of appreciating animes with more mature/complicated plots." Why in the hell would you base your idea of a person's intelligence on the cartoons that they watch? Yeah, that's a really clever deduction.

I can't wait for my "Theatre of Kiss" dvd to arrive ^^v

Another temporary hiatus :(
Guys, I'm really, really tired, and bored, and kinda sorta at my wits end here. I'm taking a vacation (which was actually a very sudden decision), so I have no idea when I'll be posting in this thing again. I'll still check my FList from time to time, but as far as my journal is concerned....yeah.  I'm won't delete it or anything. It's just going to be left hanging for a while. That's all.

Anyway, please don't hesitate to email. It doesn't matter to me if you buzz because you need something or because you just want to say "Hey! You suck!" I'm an avid email checker, so it's all good. Anyway, everyone take care! I'll see you guys later.    


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luffy the ass kicker ^^
 Have you every been so frustrated that you just felt like going to sleep, and not waking up for at least 48-72 hours? Yeah...me too.