velociraptor52
14 March 2013 @ 11:05 pm
Top Gear. Everything Top Gear. And Being Human. And life.  
I've been meaning to post since the last time I posted (which I think was March 1) but life really did get in the way.  So in this post I'll give my thoughts on the last two episodes of Top Gear and the last three episodes of Being Human.

The Top Gear Africa adventure was amazing 0_0 and I loved that we got two episodes.  It didn't live up to the Vietnam special, IMO, but I'm extremely biased because that was the first episode of TG I ever saw so it kind of holds a special place in my heart.  But I think I did love the Africa special more than the Middle East.  And maybe possibly more than the other African special they did.

Top Gear episodes 6 and 7 spoilers )

Being Human

Basically, I marathoned the last three episodes last Sunday.  I was behind for a bit but I luckily caught up with everything so this review will just cover those last three episodes.

Being Human spoilers for the last three episodes of season 5 )

Anyway, other than Being Human and Top Gear, I've also been watching Psych.  Though I'm an episode behind, already.  I'll get caught up this weekend.  In other news, Deadliest Catch comes back in April! \o/ (I think it's April 16th, but I could be totally wrong).  I love Deadliest Catch. I know I can watch it for free with Amazon Prime but it isn't the same because they don't have the Bon Jovi song during the opening credits (you seriously should have seen me when I discovered that.  I was extremely happy when I found out I could watch Deadliest Catch on Amazon, and then I was severely disappointed when it turned out they didn't play Bon Jovi's Dead or Alive song.  IDK why they can't play it.  Maybe some issues with music rights?)

Speaking of shows, this is a list of shows/films I've watched recently:

Behind this cut I briefly mention Hogan's Heroes, Happy Days, The Professionals, and I give a reason why The Great Escape is better than The Magnficient Seven (despite James Coburn starring in The Magnificent Seven, and I like him) )

In other news, I've been playing Red Dead Redemption lately.  I'm planning on finishing it during spring break, but I'm getting a little ahead of myself by playing it so close to finals week (finals are next week.  I have two.  And one paper.  And both of the finals are from 8-10 AM.  I really don't like waking up so early in the morning).

Speaking of school, the classes I'm taking for next quarter is this history/film class (it's a history film cross-listed with film and comparative literature).  I'm planning on it counting toward my medieval emphasis for my European Studies major because there aren't many classes I can take next quarter to finish my emphasis.  It's technically a renaissance history class, but the professor, whom I've talked to already, is cool with it counting toward my emphasis.  So yay about that :)

I'm taking this anthropology class called improv, language, and culture.  I already got an e-mail from the professor where he basically said that in the class we would be learning about improv techniques and tricks (!) and we would be doing improv (!).  And it's an anthropology class :D so, um, yeah, I'm just totally looking forward to this class.  I've never done improv, and IDK how it relates to anthropology, although I have some idea, but yay for fun class!

And then I'm taking another art history class, the European Studies seminar where I have to write a thesis and everything (and I'll probably be super busy), and a film class called basic production (it was one class I really wanted).  It's 20 units, which I've taken almost 20 units before at community college, but I've never done so at UCI, so I'm kind of nervous as to how busy I'll be next quarter.  But it's good, because all my classes are mostly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The production class only meets on Friday and the seminar could get changed to Monday from Wednesday.  Either way, I'll have one free day during the week.  And the professor of the history class told me she built the class on the idea that it would be a spring class that students could take and it won't be so busy and there won't be so much work in it.

But of all the classes, I'm totally looking forward to the anthropology class :D

As for other school news, I got my class ring!  It arrived today in the mail and looks so beautiful.  I'll post pictures of it because I feel like sharing the beauty of my class ring :P

So...yes.  That's just about it.  I really need to reply to comments left on my journal from a few weeks back (which I'll hopefully get around to this weekend).
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
velociraptor52
08 June 2012 @ 01:01 pm
100 Things, Farscape, Deadliest Catch, and school  
I've been really bad at updating my journal consistently.  Maybe I should do a 'write in the journal once a week', or else I'll just forget to write in it at all.

I've been reading my friends page--so that's not a problem at all.  It's just updating that I forget to do because there's nothing exciting going on in my life (at the moment)and there's only so many updates I can make about school (finals are next week on Monday and I have all three of them on one day, one right after the other, starting at 8 AM and going until 3:30 PM, so next Monday will be fun.  The only trouble I face is TV and Skyrim--Skyrim especially.  When I procrastinate, I do so by playing games). Speaking of finals, I had one of those school dreams about the finals where you miss one (in the dream) and then you're all stressed/sad/upset because you accidentally missed one and you think it's the end of the world (when it really isn't).

I hate those school anxiety dreams.  They're no fun at all and my dreams are the kind that actually seem real (and sometimes are in color).

Anyway, to continue on that '100 Things' challenge I'll do post #3 regarding the second subject I love (remember I'm doing the 100 Things in groups of 10 :/ I'm thinking of just making a separate entry and organizing posts I make from there or else I'll just confuse myself in the end regarding which group and which number I'm on).

#2 (out of 10) of Subjects/Topics I Love: Forensic Science

Forensic science--why it's so awesome (and why I love it so much) )

Now that I got that out of the way, let me talk a bit about Deadliest Catch,

Or just do the whole fannish 'squee' thing because the show?  Is just so awesome right now.

Deadliest Catch thoughts )

I'm continuing with Farscape.

Thoughts about Farscape )

It's week 10.  It's the last day of the week.  Finals are Monday and I'm just looking forward to a short break.  Before I go back to school.

Yeah, I'm taking Russia at UCLA.  I figured that getting the language out of the way as fast as possible is better for me.  Because as much as I want to just take a break this summer I have to finish the Russian language sequence.  It was either that, or Cal State Long Beach, and I was probably going to be bored this summer, so, yeah, UCLA.

Which, you know, they filmed some of Buffy season 4 at UCLA so yay about that.  I get to see UC Sunnydale XD

OTOH, freeway driving?  Not one of my strengths.  IDK why.  I just get sort of freaked out on the freeway, but I'm doing better lately.  I've been driving to the local mall on my own on the freeway and so I figure if I could that I could get used to driving to UCLA.

(I think a part of it is a fear of getting lost and a fear of getting killed on the freeway.  The combination of those fears make me just afraid to get on the freeway in general.)

UCLA is about 1 hour away from my house (an estimate made by Mapquest).  Usually there's rush hour in the afternoon.  And I'm going to be driving the freeway.

I'm just hoping it's less stressful than driving down 17th Street in the afternoon/evening.
 
 
Current Mood: bored
 
 
velociraptor52
08 June 2012 @ 01:01 pm
100 Things, Farscape, Deadliest Catch, and school  
I've been really bad at updating my journal consistently.  Maybe I should do a 'write in the journal once a week', or else I'll just forget to write in it at all.

I've been reading my friends page--so that's not a problem at all.  It's just updating that I forget to do because there's nothing exciting going on in my life (at the moment)and there's only so many updates I can make about school (finals are next week on Monday and I have all three of them on one day, one right after the other, starting at 8 AM and going until 3:30 PM, so next Monday will be fun.  The only trouble I face is TV and Skyrim--Skyrim especially.  When I procrastinate, I do so by playing games). Speaking of finals, I had one of those school dreams about the finals where you miss one (in the dream) and then you're all stressed/sad/upset because you accidentally missed one and you think it's the end of the world (when it really isn't).

I hate those school anxiety dreams.  They're no fun at all and my dreams are the kind that actually seem real (and sometimes are in color).

Anyway, to continue on that '100 Things' challenge I'll do post #3 regarding the second subject I love (remember I'm doing the 100 Things in groups of 10 :/ I'm thinking of just making a separate entry and organizing posts I make from there or else I'll just confuse myself in the end regarding which group and which number I'm on).

#2 (out of 10) of Subjects/Topics I Love: Forensic Science

Forensic science--why it's so awesome (and why I love it so much) )

Now that I got that out of the way, let me talk a bit about Deadliest Catch,

Or just do the whole fannish 'squee' thing because the show?  Is just so awesome right now.

Deadliest Catch thoughts )

I'm continuing with Farscape.

Thoughts about Farscape )

It's week 10.  It's the last day of the week.  Finals are Monday and I'm just looking forward to a short break.  Before I go back to school.

Yeah, I'm taking Russia at UCLA.  I figured that getting the language out of the way as fast as possible is better for me.  Because as much as I want to just take a break this summer I have to finish the Russian language sequence.  It was either that, or Cal State Long Beach, and I was probably going to be bored this summer, so, yeah, UCLA.

Which, you know, they filmed some of Buffy season 4 at UCLA so yay about that.  I get to see UC Sunnydale XD

OTOH, freeway driving?  Not one of my strengths.  IDK why.  I just get sort of freaked out on the freeway, but I'm doing better lately.  I've been driving to the local mall on my own on the freeway and so I figure if I could that I could get used to driving to UCLA.

(I think a part of it is a fear of getting lost and a fear of getting killed on the freeway.  The combination of those fears make me just afraid to get on the freeway in general.)

UCLA is about 1 hour away from my house (an estimate made by Mapquest).  Usually there's rush hour in the afternoon.  And I'm going to be driving the freeway.

I'm just hoping it's less stressful than driving down 17th Street in the afternoon/evening.
 
 
Current Mood: bored
 
 
velociraptor52
06 May 2012 @ 12:16 pm
School and The Avengers  
So I've figured out what to do about Russian.

Instead of studying Russian at UCLA for the summer, I'll just take Intermediate Russian at Cal State Long Beach, which would, theoretically, count for the 2A-2B-2C sequence.

Which, you know, I go to UCI.  We operate on the quarter system.  CSLB operates on the semester system.

(Plus, I would be able to take an upper-div writing course over the summer at UCI if I take Russian at CSLB.)

So, in other words, the 2012-2013 will be stressful fun.  Really fun.  So much fun that I'll probably be slightly crazy, but maybe not, IDK know more Russian by the end of it.

That's what I'll do.  And plus CSLB is, in the long run, cheaper and also I can drive there easily on the freeway and not have to worry about rush hour and bad LA traffic (and smog).  Despite the fact that I really want to see UC Sunnydale where they filmed some of Buffy season 4 (in terms of college setting), UCLA is just expensive (and I'm the worst at freeway driving.  Seriously.  I mean I'm trying to do more freeway driving alone but it only works for short distances.  IDK why I have this 'fear' of driving the freeway but I do).  And I don't want to spend more than an hour, probably, on the freeway.

The only thing I'll have to worry about is making sure that classes on Tuesday and Thursday don't interfere with the Russian class at CSLB and I'd also have to worry about the final exams.  Thankfully the fall quarter/fall semester final examination times are on separate weeks, but the winter quarter final examination time is during the spring semester, and the spring semester final examination time is during spring quarter.

Um...I'm going to have to do a lot of careful planning to make this all work.  Really careful planning.

TL;DR I'll be going to two different colleges for the 2012-2013 school year that operate on different systems and I'll most likely end up slightly crazy at the end, but at least I'll satisfy the Russian language requirement, so that's a good thing, right?  Still doesn't excuse the fact that the Russian 2A-2B-2C sequence got canceled at UCI for the 2012-2013 school year.  (And apparently all other languages suffered the same fate, except for Spanish.  Due to budget cuts.)

In other news, I signed up to take yoga classes at this building near my home so I can just de-stress there because yoga is fun (I took a class at community college once and loved it).  I've really just missed doing yoga with other people.  I've been trying to do it at my home (I downloaded this yoga app to my iPod touch) but it's quite hard to do it alone.

And now The Avengers.

I went to a midnight showing of it because I've never been to a midnight showing of any movie ever before in my life (I've been to the midnight released of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and I figured I could go see the Avengers at midnight.

I'm still recovering from lack of sleep but dude, it was so worth it.

My thoughts on the film )

So yeah, it's been a weekend of fun, and now I have to get back to doing homework and living in the real world.
 
 
Current Mood: geeky
Current Music: Galaxy Song--Eric Idle
 
 
velociraptor52
06 May 2012 @ 12:16 pm
School and The Avengers  
So I've figured out what to do about Russian.

Instead of studying Russian at UCLA for the summer, I'll just take Intermediate Russian at Cal State Long Beach, which would, theoretically, count for the 2A-2B-2C sequence.

Which, you know, I go to UCI.  We operate on the quarter system.  CSLB operates on the semester system.

(Plus, I would be able to take an upper-div writing course over the summer at UCI if I take Russian at CSLB.)

So, in other words, the 2012-2013 will be stressful fun.  Really fun.  So much fun that I'll probably be slightly crazy, but maybe not, IDK know more Russian by the end of it.

That's what I'll do.  And plus CSLB is, in the long run, cheaper and also I can drive there easily on the freeway and not have to worry about rush hour and bad LA traffic (and smog).  Despite the fact that I really want to see UC Sunnydale where they filmed some of Buffy season 4 (in terms of college setting), UCLA is just expensive (and I'm the worst at freeway driving.  Seriously.  I mean I'm trying to do more freeway driving alone but it only works for short distances.  IDK why I have this 'fear' of driving the freeway but I do).  And I don't want to spend more than an hour, probably, on the freeway.

The only thing I'll have to worry about is making sure that classes on Tuesday and Thursday don't interfere with the Russian class at CSLB and I'd also have to worry about the final exams.  Thankfully the fall quarter/fall semester final examination times are on separate weeks, but the winter quarter final examination time is during the spring semester, and the spring semester final examination time is during spring quarter.

Um...I'm going to have to do a lot of careful planning to make this all work.  Really careful planning.

TL;DR I'll be going to two different colleges for the 2012-2013 school year that operate on different systems and I'll most likely end up slightly crazy at the end, but at least I'll satisfy the Russian language requirement, so that's a good thing, right?  Still doesn't excuse the fact that the Russian 2A-2B-2C sequence got canceled at UCI for the 2012-2013 school year.  (And apparently all other languages suffered the same fate, except for Spanish.  Due to budget cuts.)

In other news, I signed up to take yoga classes at this building near my home so I can just de-stress there because yoga is fun (I took a class at community college once and loved it).  I've really just missed doing yoga with other people.  I've been trying to do it at my home (I downloaded this yoga app to my iPod touch) but it's quite hard to do it alone.

And now The Avengers.

I went to a midnight showing of it because I've never been to a midnight showing of any movie ever before in my life (I've been to the midnight released of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and I figured I could go see the Avengers at midnight.

I'm still recovering from lack of sleep but dude, it was so worth it.

My thoughts on the film )

So yeah, it's been a weekend of fun, and now I have to get back to doing homework and living in the real world.
 
 
Current Mood: geeky
Current Music: Galaxy Song--Eric Idle
 
 
velociraptor52
09 February 2012 @ 07:27 pm
 
So last Saturday I had planned to start on the TV Tropes challenge for [livejournal.com profile] tvrealm.  But then--amidst all the awesome tropes I read about--I sort of forgot about that and ended up, somehow, watching a clip from Whose Line Is It Anyway on Youtube (which was actually related to a trope from the TV tropes page so it wasn't entirely random).

This then led to me watching other clips from the show.

And now?  Well, I'm re-watching the show.  I found all the episodes on Youtube and these past few days I've just watched episodes from the show.  I'm almost finished with season 1.

The part that makes me go '0_0' is that there's a fandom for this show.  Really.  I'm simultaneously excited and...kind of a little bit weirded out, I guess, because there's a fandom for it.  (But I really shouldn't be too surprised--there's a fandom for Top Gear, after all.)

Re-watching the show has gotten me all nostalgic, because I used to watch the show back when I was in high school.  Not religiously, of course, but a few episodes here and there.

But yeah, the whole point of this story is I just love how I had gone to the TV Tropes page for something else and ended up doing something else entirely different.

I also had a paper that had been due this past Tuesday and a midterm today in art history.  Yesterday I couldn't study at all because I just wanted to watch Whose Line.  Then this morning in anthro class I figured I'd study.

Now, I'm not sure if the test was easy hard (where it's hard and you don't know anything at all and so you think it's easy--like every math test I took) or if it was easy easy (where it was just easy and you can't believe it was that easy and so you think that maybe you actually didn't do all that well).  It was just...easy.  IDK.  I hope I did well.  It just seemed easy to me.  Maybe I just knew the material really well.

And anthro class--oh god, I hate it 0_0 the class is interesting, it's just the teacher is dragging all this stuff that we're supposed to learn.  It's week 5 but it still feels as if it's the first week in that class.  I feel as if I haven't learned anything and that the class hasn't really moved at all.

Russian--apparently all languages (except Spanish) are getting cut by 50%, which means there'll be not 2A-2B-2C sequence starting this fall.  Now, the school of humanities requires that a person takes a language up to the class 2C.  I'm in Russian 1B at the moment.  The only option for me is taking an intensive 8 week course at UCLA that would fulfill that 2A-2B-2C sequence.  (Though there's also studying abroad in Russia for four months in the fall but I don't want to do that.)

I saw the new Being Human episode this past Sunday.

Spoilers for Being Human season 4 )

Oh, and then randomly over the weekend I decided that I wanted to re-watch Highlander.  I had shown an episode to some friends last month (the first episode of season 1--remind me not to do that again.  They all thought it was cheesy and silly and not that good of a show--maybe I should have shown them an episode from season 2) and that sort of made me miss the show.  Maybe this time I'll actually watch all of season 3--for some reason I've always been able to get past the first two seasons but I've never gone farther than that, besides for watching some random episodes from later seasons that had good plots involving Richie.  (As such, I've never really understood the appeal of Methos, because Richie was my favorite character when I was young and so I never saw enough episodes that had Methos in them to form an accurate opinion of him.  Which ties into the whole I never really watched season 3 and above--because back then I only wanted to watch the episodes that had Richie in them.)

I decided to skip most of season 1 and start just from season 2 because I felt like it.

One thing that surprises me this time around watching Highlander: I actually like Tessa.  IDK.  In the past I found her annoying but now she seems awesome.  I guess this is one of those examples of how opinions can change over time when you get older.
 
 
 
Current Music: Cold Wind to Valhalla--Jethro Tull
Current Mood: nostalgic
 
 
velociraptor52
09 February 2012 @ 07:27 pm
 
So last Saturday I had planned to start on the TV Tropes challenge for [livejournal.com profile] tvrealm.  But then--amidst all the awesome tropes I read about--I sort of forgot about that and ended up, somehow, watching a clip from Whose Line Is It Anyway on Youtube (which was actually related to a trope from the TV tropes page so it wasn't entirely random).

This then led to me watching other clips from the show.

And now?  Well, I'm re-watching the show.  I found all the episodes on Youtube and these past few days I've just watched episodes from the show.  I'm almost finished with season 1.

The part that makes me go '0_0' is that there's a fandom for this show.  Really.  I'm simultaneously excited and...kind of a little bit weirded out, I guess, because there's a fandom for it.  (But I really shouldn't be too surprised--there's a fandom for Top Gear, after all.)

Re-watching the show has gotten me all nostalgic, because I used to watch the show back when I was in high school.  Not religiously, of course, but a few episodes here and there.

But yeah, the whole point of this story is I just love how I had gone to the TV Tropes page for something else and ended up doing something else entirely different.

I also had a paper that had been due this past Tuesday and a midterm today in art history.  Yesterday I couldn't study at all because I just wanted to watch Whose Line.  Then this morning in anthro class I figured I'd study.

Now, I'm not sure if the test was easy hard (where it's hard and you don't know anything at all and so you think it's easy--like every math test I took) or if it was easy easy (where it was just easy and you can't believe it was that easy and so you think that maybe you actually didn't do all that well).  It was just...easy.  IDK.  I hope I did well.  It just seemed easy to me.  Maybe I just knew the material really well.

And anthro class--oh god, I hate it 0_0 the class is interesting, it's just the teacher is dragging all this stuff that we're supposed to learn.  It's week 5 but it still feels as if it's the first week in that class.  I feel as if I haven't learned anything and that the class hasn't really moved at all.

Russian--apparently all languages (except Spanish) are getting cut by 50%, which means there'll be not 2A-2B-2C sequence starting this fall.  Now, the school of humanities requires that a person takes a language up to the class 2C.  I'm in Russian 1B at the moment.  The only option for me is taking an intensive 8 week course at UCLA that would fulfill that 2A-2B-2C sequence.  (Though there's also studying abroad in Russia for four months in the fall but I don't want to do that.)

I saw the new Being Human episode this past Sunday.

Spoilers for Being Human season 4 )

Oh, and then randomly over the weekend I decided that I wanted to re-watch Highlander.  I had shown an episode to some friends last month (the first episode of season 1--remind me not to do that again.  They all thought it was cheesy and silly and not that good of a show--maybe I should have shown them an episode from season 2) and that sort of made me miss the show.  Maybe this time I'll actually watch all of season 3--for some reason I've always been able to get past the first two seasons but I've never gone farther than that, besides for watching some random episodes from later seasons that had good plots involving Richie.  (As such, I've never really understood the appeal of Methos, because Richie was my favorite character when I was young and so I never saw enough episodes that had Methos in them to form an accurate opinion of him.  Which ties into the whole I never really watched season 3 and above--because back then I only wanted to watch the episodes that had Richie in them.)

I decided to skip most of season 1 and start just from season 2 because I felt like it.

One thing that surprises me this time around watching Highlander: I actually like Tessa.  IDK.  In the past I found her annoying but now she seems awesome.  I guess this is one of those examples of how opinions can change over time when you get older.
 
 
 
Current Music: Cold Wind to Valhalla--Jethro Tull
Current Mood: nostalgic
 
 
velociraptor52
28 September 2011 @ 01:23 pm
School and Red Dwarf  
School started again last Thursday.

So far it's good.

I really like Russian.  It's rather interesting.  And the teacher is this old woman who speaks fluent Russian (and her English is a little bit broken and sometimes I have trouble understanding her) and the way she's presenting the Russian alphabet to us makes it quite easy to get used to the Russian alphabet.

I'm still getting used to some letters not sounding how they look (the X is pronounced as H, and H is pronounced as N, and P is pronounced as R) but other than that I think Russian is, so far, my favorite class.

I'm taking two other anthropology classes.  And there were no classes available for my medieval Europe emphasis in European Studies.  Otherwise I would probably have taken a class on medieval Europe.  (That's what I get for emphasizing in a field regarding ancient history.  But I made up for it in the past by taking at least two classes each quarter so I'm not terribly behind in my Euro Studies major.  Actually, I'm planning on next quarter to take two history classes and one anthro class to make up for no history classes this quarter.)

I had been taking a class on The Divine Comedy by Dante, but for some reason I really didn't like the teacher's style of teaching so I dropped it (and, TBH, I didn't really need it to fulfill any requirements in my majors so...).  I never drop classes that lightly.  One class I dropped at community college I dropped because I was driving to Santiago then back home and then to Santa Ana community college (both colleges were in the same community college system) and I didn't want to do that commitment to a class I didn't really need.

(Though I still feel slight guilt when I considered dropping the Divine Comedy class.  But I didn't need it for my majors.)

New Girl )
I have episodes of Ringer on my laptop but I haven't watched them yet.  Hopefully I'll get caught up this weekend.

And NCIS: Los Angeles--I hardly even watched the second season but, like always, I'm just going to jump right on in with season 3.  Which I'll also get around to this weekend.  (Basically, this weekend, besides doing homework and reading for classes, I'll probably just catch up on TV shows.)

Other than that, I haven't been watching TV at all, unless I count what I've watched on DVD.  And in that case, the only thing I've ever really been watching on DVD is Red Dwarf.

My thoughts on Red Dwarf )
 
 
Current Mood: nerdy
 
 
velociraptor52
28 September 2011 @ 01:23 pm
School and Red Dwarf  
School started again last Thursday.

So far it's good.

I really like Russian.  It's rather interesting.  And the teacher is this old woman who speaks fluent Russian (and her English is a little bit broken and sometimes I have trouble understanding her) and the way she's presenting the Russian alphabet to us makes it quite easy to get used to the Russian alphabet.

I'm still getting used to some letters not sounding how they look (the X is pronounced as H, and H is pronounced as N, and P is pronounced as R) but other than that I think Russian is, so far, my favorite class.

I'm taking two other anthropology classes.  And there were no classes available for my medieval Europe emphasis in European Studies.  Otherwise I would probably have taken a class on medieval Europe.  (That's what I get for emphasizing in a field regarding ancient history.  But I made up for it in the past by taking at least two classes each quarter so I'm not terribly behind in my Euro Studies major.  Actually, I'm planning on next quarter to take two history classes and one anthro class to make up for no history classes this quarter.)

I had been taking a class on The Divine Comedy by Dante, but for some reason I really didn't like the teacher's style of teaching so I dropped it (and, TBH, I didn't really need it to fulfill any requirements in my majors so...).  I never drop classes that lightly.  One class I dropped at community college I dropped because I was driving to Santiago then back home and then to Santa Ana community college (both colleges were in the same community college system) and I didn't want to do that commitment to a class I didn't really need.

(Though I still feel slight guilt when I considered dropping the Divine Comedy class.  But I didn't need it for my majors.)

New Girl )
I have episodes of Ringer on my laptop but I haven't watched them yet.  Hopefully I'll get caught up this weekend.

And NCIS: Los Angeles--I hardly even watched the second season but, like always, I'm just going to jump right on in with season 3.  Which I'll also get around to this weekend.  (Basically, this weekend, besides doing homework and reading for classes, I'll probably just catch up on TV shows.)

Other than that, I haven't been watching TV at all, unless I count what I've watched on DVD.  And in that case, the only thing I've ever really been watching on DVD is Red Dwarf.

My thoughts on Red Dwarf )
 
 
Current Mood: nerdy
 
 
velociraptor52
03 May 2011 @ 09:56 pm
 
I feel like I should update.  Because I haven't in a long time.

I've been reading my friends page and doing mostly challenges for the land comms I'm in (and dude, I actually won first place in one challenge! and an icon I made for another challenge got 4th place which, you know, is awesome for me because I think of myself as a crappy icon maker) but other than that nothing is really happening in my life.

Other than school and watching Doctor Who, HIMYM, and Deadliest Catch (sadly, those are the only three shows I watch on a daily basis at the moment.  There was a time when I watched more.  Of course, there was a time when I was in high school and not at university and they were very lax in giving out homework in high school as compared to university).

School's fine.  I think I'm failing statistics at the moment and the only way to really bring up my grade in the class is to focus on studying for tests and doing the homework (which I do.  I just need to make sure every problem is correct).  Because I would rather want to get at least a B in that class other than a C.  (Honestly, I'm still haunted by those two calculus classes I took at community college.  Those classes really killed math for me.)

The last two Doctor Who episodes have blown my mind like Inception did.

But it's a good blowing of my mind.  I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.

Doctor Who-6.1/6.2 )

So about four weeks ago or something like that I finally saw The Godfather for the first time ever.

(Yes, I am that slow on getting around to watching classic films.  Unless there's something about a film that makes me interested in watching it I usually don't watch films that I'm not interested in.  I still haven't seen Avatar yet.)

It wasn't as good as Citizen Kane, IMO.  Then again, The Godfather didn't have rosebud in it or the pterodactyls.  (There were really.  In one scene.  The background was like taken from another film.)

Anyway, that's what basically happened to me since April 16: school, watching some shows, hanging out with friends and watching The Godfather.  Also, I discovered recently that the Sci-Fi club still exists at the high school I attended.  Which is just completely awesome.  For some reason I thought it'd die after Sarah graduated but the fact that it's still alive really says something about the club, IMO. 
 
 
Current Mood: bored
 
 
velociraptor52
03 May 2011 @ 09:56 pm
 
I feel like I should update.  Because I haven't in a long time.

I've been reading my friends page and doing mostly challenges for the land comms I'm in (and dude, I actually won first place in one challenge! and an icon I made for another challenge got 4th place which, you know, is awesome for me because I think of myself as a crappy icon maker) but other than that nothing is really happening in my life.

Other than school and watching Doctor Who, HIMYM, and Deadliest Catch (sadly, those are the only three shows I watch on a daily basis at the moment.  There was a time when I watched more.  Of course, there was a time when I was in high school and not at university and they were very lax in giving out homework in high school as compared to university).

School's fine.  I think I'm failing statistics at the moment and the only way to really bring up my grade in the class is to focus on studying for tests and doing the homework (which I do.  I just need to make sure every problem is correct).  Because I would rather want to get at least a B in that class other than a C.  (Honestly, I'm still haunted by those two calculus classes I took at community college.  Those classes really killed math for me.)

The last two Doctor Who episodes have blown my mind like Inception did.

But it's a good blowing of my mind.  I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.

Doctor Who-6.1/6.2 )

So about four weeks ago or something like that I finally saw The Godfather for the first time ever.

(Yes, I am that slow on getting around to watching classic films.  Unless there's something about a film that makes me interested in watching it I usually don't watch films that I'm not interested in.  I still haven't seen Avatar yet.)

It wasn't as good as Citizen Kane, IMO.  Then again, The Godfather didn't have rosebud in it or the pterodactyls.  (There were really.  In one scene.  The background was like taken from another film.)

Anyway, that's what basically happened to me since April 16: school, watching some shows, hanging out with friends and watching The Godfather.  Also, I discovered recently that the Sci-Fi club still exists at the high school I attended.  Which is just completely awesome.  For some reason I thought it'd die after Sarah graduated but the fact that it's still alive really says something about the club, IMO. 
 
 
Current Mood: bored