Thursday, February 20, 2003

Today my Speech teacher made us do the stupidest activity. -_- First, he paired us off. From there, we were given slips of paper that told us how to act. Being that we were paired off, there were two types of behaviors he handed us. I was the B-type person in my group, so I got a paper telling me what to do. It said that I should be forthright, direct, maintain eye contact, and have a penchant for my own personal space. Alright... not exactly my exact kind of behavior (I'm far less direct), but I really like that having personal space part. ^_^ Then, my teacher told us to have a conversation about anything, but we had to be standing toe to toe! O_o I don't know about you, but man, that's awfuly close. From the offset, I knew that A-type people would be acting differently. Why the hell would he give us separate pieces of paper if they didn't? Before anything even happened, I knew that A-types had to be less direct, unable to maintain eye contact, and more touchy-feely. I was right. -_- This went on for a while, then he told us to stand an arm's length away and continue talking. Much better. Somewhere down the line, he told us to move three more steps apart. Even better. ^_^ That was basically it. It was something of an exercise for us to determine what our comfort zone is. Everyone has a certain comfort zone around themselves. As long as no one intrudes into this zone, we're comfortable communicating. As my figured, my comfort zone is fairly reasonably sized. ^_^; I've noticed that it seems to shrink depending on who I'm talking with though. I am quite comfortable having fun and touching some of my friends. But in general, I like distance. Distance is good. ^_^

That's all that is noteworth about today.... Oh! Except for the fact that iRO's coming back! XD It'll be up in less than an hour and I'm anxiously anticipating it. Time to go into some social to kill some time. ^_^

Thanks everyone for congradulating me on the one-year anniversary. XD

Juri:
So you've been reading since version 9? Has it really been that long? ^_^;

Sanna:
Elegant? You think so? I wouldn't think someone sticking her tongue at me would be very elegant. ^_^;

Paige:
I rock? Of course I do! XD j/k Thanks for the compliment.

Yeah, I've noticed that there's a real lack of male designers in the anime logging community. Quite a perplexing thing really. I believe the majority of professional web designers and graphic artists are male.... Meh.... *shrugs*

Ilyana:
Hm... if you give me more information or a screenshot of your messed up layout, I think I might be able to help....

Lini:
Gwar.... *shakes fist* Darnit, it's not cute! *runs into a corner and cries*

Riku:
Actually, I haven't owned this domain for a year. I said that I have had this log for a year. It was hosted on another server at a time and on my first, old domain. This domain isn't gonna be a year old until April. As for making a site.... I had intended to make one around Christmas time, but I never got around to it. I like web designing, but it's just so much work.... ^_^;;

It's ok when you disappear. You always have a good reason for it don't you? Besides, if you want to disappear, you should be able to. I'm just glad that when you are there, you're so cool. ^_^

Saga:
Yep, one year. Man, you know what I realized? I've known you since version 2! That feels like a life-time ago, doesn't it? ^_^; But I'm glad. You be one cool imouto. Take the time with the e-mail. I intend to write one to you too, but I'm so darn lazy. ^_^;;

Well, I had a phone call in the middle of this post and now it's past 10:00 PM. RO's supposed to be up, but within the last hour, Gravity's made an announcement that they're gonna delay the opening of the servers! It's only two hours, but man, I want to play now! ;_; Now time to try to find something to do....

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Today has been a rather interesting day. Yep indeed.

Started like any other day, except for my impending math quiz. You know what that meant? That meant that I had to finish up about three sections worth of homework to turn in. My teacher has something of a habit of collecting homework. I don't know why, it's college and math professors shouldn't really care about homework. Meh. At least they're easy points... if I finish them all. ^_^; Throughout the day, I spent time during my classes finishing up them sections. On Mondays and Wednesdays, I have approximately three hour breaks from 12:20-3:45, so I had even more time. You'd think that I could do it all in those three hours and you'd be correct, but I decided to spend some time with friends too. ^_^; First I dropped in on my friend Antonio because, well, I don't drop in unexpectedly on him enough. I drop in unexpectedly on my other friends, so why not drop in on him? ^_^ Just spent some time there and chatted about stuff; predominately RO. After that, I had to head to my friend Lan's house because I didn't re-register for the new beta period in RO yet. But apparently Gravity's making everyone from the first beta period change their passwords. OK.... Problem is, to change the password, we have to reenter the credit card number used last time. Just so happens that I registered with Lan's card, so I had to go over and get the number to change my password. And that I did. By this time, I had to get back to school because it was maybe 3:20.

Arriving at the school, I looked at the clock in the car: 3:45. I was like, "wow! I made it on time!" Recently, I've been late to this class literally everyday. ^_^; But then I still had homework to complete, so I sat in the car and finished it. By the time I did, it was 4:00. So much for getting there on time. ^_^; So I walked swiftly to the class. What did I find when I got there? They were already taking the quiz! O_o Needless to say, I was slightly worried. I just went in and sat down. The professor gave me a quiz and I worked on it in a mad rush. Ten minutes later, time was called. How did I do? Pretty good actually. I finished all the problems and have much confidence in them answers. I didn't get any time for the bonus problem though. I hate missing out on bonus points. ;_; Oh well, that's what I get for exercising my mad procrastination skillz.

Tonight, I changed my password for RO. Then I waited for the phone to ring. Because Lan would rather that I didn't use his card again this time, I asked my sister to use her's. I ask her for that thing too much. ^_^; I need to get a student credit card sometime.... Anyway, the call did come and she did give me her credit card information. With this, I re-registered. All right! Priestess, here I come! XD Now all I have to do is wait 'til 10:00 PM tomorrow. That's when the next beta period begins. Sorry folks, but there is an inverse correlation between my playing RO and my posting. The more RO = the less posting. ^_^; I'll make an honest effort to post more though. I guess I'll be doing it while alt+tabbing in and out of the program. ^_^;;

Um... social tomorrow or something. I'm lazy tonight. ^_^

Posted by Tsubasa @ 10:39 PM PST [Link]

Monday, February 17, 2003

Just Wingin' It Special Edition 3: "1-Year Anniversary"

New layout. Different, but nothing especially special. And yes, if the title didn't tip you off, today marks the one-year anniversary of this very log. Who'da thunk, eh? Doesn't feel like it does it? Well, for me it doesn't. A lot has happened in a year. I've written a lot about my life, met a lot of people, improved my l337 designing skillz, and completely changed my writing style. I can't tell you just how much better this log has made my life. Nothing extreme, but it has made me a whole lot more open. Not that I can speak more openly.... That's still something I just don't do, but at least I'm releasing my thoughts somewhere and at least I can get some feedback in the form of comments. As for the people I've met, I'd like to say "thank you" to all the friends I've made throughout the last year. Because I think it's nice to actually name them, thank you Danny, Juri, Gomaki, Lini, Meia, Mizuki, Nikki, Saka, Sepia, Steph, Than, Vilya, and Yash. A really big special thanks goes out to my two imoutos Saga and Riku. You two have been way too good to me. I don't deserve such nice little sisters like you. ;_; <-- tears of joy. Um... I honestly hope I didn't leave anyone out.... If I did, then I'll come back and edit later.... But moving on, my designing has improved substantially. I'm sure you peoples have noticed if you've been visiting for at least a few months. Hell, if you haven't just look over there on the sidebar. I provide links to screenshots of all past versions. Wait, I take that back, all except for version 1. Why not version 1? Lets just say that it's something I don't care to show. Not only that, I can't show it because it's down and has been down for good for a while. Finally, looking back a year, I can see a huge change in my writing style. How the hell was I ever that cheery? Oh my gosh. I can't seem to bring myself to write that cheerfully anymore. Meh... people change over time....

Enough of that sentimental crap. What did I do today? I went over to my friend's for her birthday party. She's kinda, like, a junior high student, so I was surrounded by lots o' short people. ^_^; There were a good number of people about my age too, but dang, there were a lot of small folks. Did quite a few things there I did. Lets see... I tried playing DDR again. Now let me just say that I stopped playing DDR anywhere near seriously maybe over a year ago. Over that past year, I've deteriorated. ;_; I suck muchly now. Maniac songs that used to be easy and fun are now hard, but still fun. ^_^; *sigh* I also played some Counter Strike. Now I'm not a huge fan, but it was mildly fun. I'd rather be playing Quake III though. I'm much more used to that.... Somewhere down the line, the birthday girl managed to coherse me into playing volleyball. I don't know how she did it. Maybe it was because she was threatening to call me "cute." -_- Oh! That reminds me! Freakin' girls! They seemed to be out for me today or something.... I was just minding my own business when one of my female friends and a girl on the phone I've heard of, but never met decided to tease me by calling me "cute." ;_; I don't want to be called "cute," darnit! I'm not "cute!" I don't care what anyone says! Girls are mean.... ;_; *sniff sniff* Getting back to things, it was a fun party. Got to hang with my friends and meet some new, mildly interesting youngin's. Not a horrible way to spend my day off from school. Go holidays! ^_^

Posted by Tsubasa @ 09:52 PM PST [Link]

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