Saturday, January 11, 2003

What have I been up to? Not much. Homework here... slacking off there... and lots o' RO on the side. XD

Yes, my account has been activated by the kind people over there at Gravity. And yes, I have myself a cute little female acolyte. Aren't you all proud of me? ^_^ Currently she be base level 16, job level 10. She has purple hair and is wearing a santa hat. What's her name? "Wisteria." Feel free to message me if you play. Just tell me that you got my name through this log, ok?

How have I been spending my time in RO? Just messing around really. If I really wanted to, I'd probably be a higher level now. I'm spending a lot of my time chatting and messing around with my friends. Actually, I'm playing right now. I just kinda alt+tabbed out of the program. My friends are currently playing hide and seek in Morroc. XD Yep, we have way too much fun we do.

Eh... I really want to type something else, but there isn't anything else to say. Outside of RO there's only homework and I'm sure you peoples don't want to hear about that stuff. Who'd want to read: "uh... I read my text book and did math problems...." ^_^ Maybe I'll have something more interesting to say soon.

Waa~! I met you online! ^_^ Thanks for helping me out, even though I was so weak. I'll join you sometime when I'm a higher level, ok? For now, I'll hopefully get my higher level friends to tank for me. Next time, lets chat a bit more.

Posted by Tsubasa @ 10:36 PM PST [Link]

Thursday, January 9, 2003

What's been up with my first few days of schooling?

I assessed my classes pretty darn correctly in my last post. Humanities seems interesting and easy, speech seems too PC, and history may be a tad boring (when is it not?), but the subject matter is interesting. As for the calc class I've been trying to add, I'm not exactly added to it yet, but I'm essentially assured a seat. The class is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-5:55 PM. The teacher says that if I go to one or two more classes, she'll add me. You see, on Monday, I went to a class at 1:30-3:40, hoping to add, but was turned down. I didn't realize that there was another class starting at 3:45, so I went home. When I realized it and made it into the class on Wednesday, the teacher lady told me that because I didn't show up for the first day, she can't tell whether I'm sincere about learning the material. What the heck? So I just happened to miss one day and she has to get on my case. Pretty anal if you ask me. She said that I have to go through one or two more classes and do all the work to show that I'm sincere. Only then will she add me. Pretty easy, but it still peeves me. One good thing about school is that I don't have any classes on Fridays. Yes, doesn't that rule? I get three-day weekends, yo! XD

As for going to school, I've been doing it in my new '03 Corolla. Let me just tell you, this thing feels darn different from my old '82 'rolla. It feel a lot more luxurious. Well, that's to be expected from a newer car. But the whole comfort level thing isn't such a big deal to me. What is a big deal is how much differently it handles from my old car. Being an FF and being that I had very little experience driving FFs beforehand, I was in for a surprise. I find that I have to take a lot of turns much sharper than I had to in the past. If I don't, then my rear either won't clear the corner (i.e. run onto the curb) or the end won't be lined up straight when I exit. It's really annoying. I can more or less tolerate it on the road because I don't really hit curbs, but my parking is horrendous sometimes and that annoys me. Backing out of parking is horrible too. I can't move my rear anywhere, so I have to back out more or less straight. I could back out so much better in my FR.... -_-

I registered for RO!!! XD They are taking applications for the "closed" beta again, so I signed up. Once again, I'm going to make a female acolyte. I'm planning to go down the support/warp route. It's going to be tough, but I'll do it. I'm hoping to become a priestess before the end of the beta. Does anyone reading this play RO? Give me your names and I'll message you or something. ^_^ Either that or wait til I can make my character and I'll post the name here.

Posted by Tsubasa @ 09:04 PM PST [Link]

Monday, January 6, 2003

First day of school. How was it? Very... well... schooly. ^_^; What do you want me to say? It wasn't fabulous, nor horrid. It was, how can I say it...? Nyeh? ^_^

First class o' the day be Humanities. I'm taking "The Creative Mind," which is a course where I'll learn about how the human mind works and what exactly "creativity" is. Seems alright. Really big class though. There are like slightly over a hundred students in it. Let me remind you that this is a community college. Anyway, my teacher seems pretty interesting. He made me chuckle a good few times. He likes to joke around. Many times, those jokes are frequented by cussing. Alright, call me immature, but it's always fun hearing a teacher cuss. I guess I'm still not used to college yet.

Class numero 2: Speech 7. This class focuses on "intercultural communication." Something like communicating between and within cultures. What the heck did I get myself into? -_- I thought it could possibly be interesting. My sister took it and said it was easy, and that is the only reason why I took it (aside from fulfilling speech requirements). My teacher was all going on about how everyone has a culture, how we should respect each others' cultures, and how we should all be all discussionly and crap in class. You know what this all boils down to in my book? Political correctness. -_- Oh my freakin' gosh, I don't want a whole political correctness class! Sure, it has its uses, but I hate the whole PC thing. It's just tiring and way too encumbering. I'm not going to enjoy this class, but I will go through with it. I'll just have to stomach it for one quarter. No big deal...?

Class Part III: ICS 019A. This is a class on early Asian history. Finally, a history class. I, like, rule at history classes. Why? Because I have a knack for memorizing tons of insignificant details. ^_^ Actually, I'm not sure that's going to help me too much in this class because my teacher told us that the class isn't all about straight memorization. Instead, we're going have to think about what he teaches us and about what kinds of lessons/conclusions we can draw from the facts. Finally, a history teacher that understands. I'm sure there are more out there, but back in primary schooling, I never had a teacher who understood the purpose of history: to teach the masses using past experiences as examples. So yes, I think I'll enjoy this class. Especially since I like Asian history. I'm certain that I'll be able to interpret everything he dishes out at me. I'm just good like that. ^_^

Finally, class 4: Calc. I'm taking more calc this quarter. Because I kinda didn't register in time for the class, I wasn't officially enrolled. Thus, I went to the class hoping to be added. I got there early and made sure I got in there to try to secure my chances. Unfortunately for me, another fifteen people also decided to show up and try to add. -_- The teacher, trying to be fair, made everyone take a number between one and sixteen. Then, he randomly picked numbers untill he picked eight people to add. I had number three. He didn't call number three. -_- I left. Now I'm trying to get into another, later class. Wish me luck peoples because I'm not sure whether the teachers will still add.

Posted by Tsubasa @ 10:24 PM PST [Link]

Sunday, January 5, 2003

Just Wingin' It Version 15: "Doryaa~!"

MUULLLLTTIIIIIII~!!!!!!1111 XD XD XD Oh man, Multi rulz. Thus, the new layout. XD *cough* My rabid fanboyness aside, I'm sure you'll find this layout to be... well... different. And you would be correct. I designed this layout with differentness in mind. After surfing through tons of logs, I noticed a really big "lets use a whole bunch of blurring and blending effects to make everything look connected" trend. While that's all well and good, I've decided to deviate a smidge from the norm and to make a attractive layout using really well defined objects. No fancy smansy blending options here (except for the scanline overlay for the background and soft light on the text). Alright, so it's not the best layout in the world. I see a fair number of design flaws that are kinda gnawing away at me, but all in all, I don't think it's that bad. And yes, if you have been wondering, I took quite a bit of inspiration from the Spiral opening. Sue me, I like the effects in that opening. ^_^ Hm... I've been at some deliberation about this, but me thinks I'll add Multi to that list of "loves" in the sidebar sometime.... XD Oh, and note: make sidebar narrower....

Today was my last day of freedom before the beginning of schooling once again. Yes, tomorrow will be the beginning of a new quarter for me. While I'm sure most people would be dreading the though of school after vacation, I'm personally not all that fazed. Actually, I'm kinda looking forward to it. No, I'm not some sick freak, I'm just feeling like I've had enough vacation and that it feels like time to go back to school again. Besides, I'm kinda looking forward to driving my slick new car to school everyday. XD Darn the whole FFness of it all! *shakes fist*

I'm sorry, imouto! I got your card and all, and I got you a card too, but being the lazy bum I am, I haven't sent it out yet. *coughorwrittenanythingforthatmattercough* But I shall get that out to you soon! *determination*

I'll be looking out for that e-mail. ^_^

I shall "drive the mother outta [the] car!" XD Well, I'm not exactly gonna be pressing it hard too often, especially since it's new, but eventually I'll put it through its paces. I kinda need to find a place to do it though. Not exactly gonna street race it because I'm not that stupid. ^_^ But dang, your brother has a Supra he doesn't drive!? For crying out loud! Supra's are cars that are just screaming to be driven; driven hard. What a waste....

Here's a picture of a '03 Corolla LE. Mine will be in gray. Well... it's not exactly as good a the green color, but I guess I'll make due. Besides, I didn't really have a choice of colors.... Have I seen it yet? Not yet. There wasn't one on the lot that had every feature my parents wanted, so they'll have to pick it up tomorrow. They need to install the alarm system.

Posted by Tsubasa @ 08:59 PM PST [Link]

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