Can I Graduate?

In my last post, I admitted to being a hoarder of sorts. From what I’ve learned from watching a fair amount of Hoarders and Hoarding: Buried Alive and (embarrassingly) a lot of Clean House back in high school, hoarding seems to go hand in hand with procrastinate-y behavior. I am a major procrastinator, and blogging definitely falls under the category of Things That I Procrastinate. But! I have actually been trying to decrease the figurative piles and piles of media in my life and I have something resembling real thoughts about these things.

Parks and Recreation

I started watching Parks and Rec kind of on a whim. I used to be really into The Office and 30 Rock, but I got lazy about watching them and anyway, they only had the first few seasons of 30 Rock on Netflix for a while and also, as everyone knows, The Office is pretty much useless after Pam and Jim get married. I got caught up on Netflix and I think I’m only a couple of episodes behind on the current season. This is a good show, which is kind of stating the obvious, but whatever. What I like most about it is that, to me at least, the characters seem refreshingly altruistic (especially Leslie). I think my previous loves, The Office and 30 Rock, are very cynical in comparison.

Also, Aziz reminds me of my brother.

Also, this.

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American Horror Story: Asylum

I was a serious hater when my housemates were into American Horror Story last year. I watched about five minutes of one episode and all I got out of it was seeing a demon-faced baby which interested me not at all. I actually don’t know why I let myself get into this show for the second season but let me tell you: I am glad I did. The show is so over-the-top campy horror. Included in this season are:

  • zombies
  • serial killers
  • aliens
  • devil possession
  • Nazis
  • celebrity deaths (really, I’m just talking about Adam Levine here)
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sorry, bro

Bonus features: Jessica Lange being a really good actress (I guess? I’m not a SAG member) and the farmer from Babe being a creepy nun-fetishizing Nazi. Also, every once in a while, you get to see someone’s butt, so really there’s something for everyone.

Why do I like this show?? Why am I so in denial about liking this show?? I’ve never faithfully watched a show in real-time except for whatever season of 24 aired when I was in my junior year of high school. Being an expert at American Horror Story is certainly not going to win me any accolades in the academic community but I’m mostly proud of myself for watching a show week-after-week like a normal person.

I think that might be it for updates. One of my info-hoarding practices is, whenever I want to catch up on a blog, I go back to the very beginning and read it from beginning to the present. Yesterday, I did that with the website, Nerdist. I didn’t read every single post, but I can comfortably say that I’m familiar with what’s up with the site. I’ve subscribed to all of their podcasts and am in the process of figuring out which ones I like and which ones are just taking up space on my hard drive (I have a similar relationship with Revision3). At this point, I can only recommend the podcast Questionauts, which I have actually laughed out loud while listening. I just checked the website and it’s not on Nerdist’s podcast page anymore but whatever. It’s funny.

I haven’t been able to catch up on as much as I’d hoped, and I haven’t really picked up any new hobbies or anything but that is because I have finally reached the culmination of my Biggest Procrastination Of All Time: The 7-Month Procrastination Of My College Graduation! A couple of days ago I stapled my final, final paper together and yesterday, I turned that paper and the corresponding project in and today, I woke up at 11 which is not something very out-of-the-ordinary for me but I pretended like it was anyway.

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2012 was a year of Dark Times (to put it delicately), which ended up with me having to push back graduation a few times, but now! Now, I am done and I can fully dedicate my time to getting the hell out of my shitty bagel job and reading real books and maybe writing again for real. When I get my project back from my professor, maybe I’ll share that with you because I made paper dolls and it was kind of fun. So anyway, that’s probably the biggest update of them all and I hope it means some actual, consistent content from me.

First Day of School (Not)

I’m going to try and keep a better log of my school year, especially since it’s supposedly my last year of school (for a while, at least). Today was the first day of classes, which I was dreading. Not because I have a strenuous schedule. I only had one class at 7 p.m. But before that, I had to work at 7 in the morning and then head downtown for my internship until 5 and then come back to campus for class. And eat somewhere in-between.

This story isn’t really that interesting, but whatever. I left for class and got to the room about 20 minutes early because I was so filled with a readiness to learn. And not fail French again. The class was empty, which wasn’t that surprising and I used this as an opportunity to snag one of the left-handy desks and read a little. Paranoid I was missing something, I checked my written schedule and then the MSU schedule on my phone. I was in the right room at the right time and it was 6:58.

This is what the schedule looks like:


Section 1 and 2 of French 201 meets on Wednesday aka today, right?

I am in Section 3.

This schedule, as you can see, is written in English. I can’t even read correctly in English. How am I going to pass French? Oh, wait. I didn’t.