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Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Subject:moving along, but not breaking up
Time:5:45 pm.
Oh, livejournal, we used to have such a great thing going on.

I still do a little bit of blogging here and there, only it's more specialized, as it were. Now and then I write blogs for my band, at dollfight.com. I also just started a running blog on my marathon training, here: thepensiverunner.blogspot.com.

It's really a shame that after using these other blogging sites, I've realized how much worse the livejournal format is. It's pretty ridiculous that you can't even share certain public posts with people who don't have a livejournal account anymore. I don't know what's up with that. And, the ads, argh... well, if you're reading this, I don't need to tell you.

I'll still be back now and then. Too many memories here.
trip the light fantastic

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Time:10:22 pm.
I'm one final away from being done with law school...

But more importantly, I've watched this video at least 10 times because it makes me so damn happy:

1 dance|trip the light fantastic

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Subject:check it
Time:8:18 pm.
So, I spent a large portion of my spring break working with Tom to record some of the songs I've written recently.

I made a facebook page to share the music, mostly to have something to send to potential bandmates.

And here it is: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christine-Mathias/69071023553

The music is under the "Boxes" tab, because facebook is obnoxious like that. Give a listen, give me feedback, become a fan, if you want. I hope I'm adding something good to the world.
2 dances|trip the light fantastic

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Time:10:53 pm.
I'm so sick of this shit.

92 days left.
trip the light fantastic

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Time:6:49 pm.
Oh, livejournal. I still love you. And there's so much to tell you! Please hold tight. You know I'll always come back to you. It's just a matter of time.
1 dance|trip the light fantastic

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Time:12:56 pm.
So. Much. Pain. Owwww.

But I had a lot of fun.

Happy New Year!
trip the light fantastic

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Subject:snip snip
Time:10:38 am.
I'm sitting in a cafe in Burlington while Tom is getting his hair cut.

Things have been good. Nice and relaxing. I'm feeling detached from the world and it's a nice feeling. I think that's why people come up here, for this detached feeling.

No grades out. No interviews. Just existing and trying to forget that I'm a law student.

And suddenly at a loss for words.
trip the light fantastic

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Time:8:41 am.
I'm starting to think I might actually miss this school when I go ....
1 dance|trip the light fantastic

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Subject:top marks for not trying
Time:6:09 pm.
Ok, so it's officially the start of finals. This finals period is weird for several reasons. First of all, I'm really not all that stressed out. Second of all, it's weird without Tom. 2 classes, advocacy and my field placement, are already over. 2 of my classes have papers. I only have one final, admin, and it's with one of the easiest professors at this school. He already gave us the fact pattern. And, the final isn't until the 18th.

So, here's what I have left:
Professional Responsibility Paper - 7 pages written, out of 15. Due the 17th.
Law & Sexuality Paper - 7 pages written, out of 20. Due the 19th.
Admin law final - Outlined 5 weeks, out of 13. Final on the 18th.

I've had a pretty lazy day, as I'm really not worried about any of this, and I feel it's all quite under control. Just going to write 2 pages each day this week for pro rep (which takes an hour if I'm on top of my game), and finish the paper up over the weekend. Then working on a little bit of admin and sexuality each day - although I feel like I'm reviewing admin too early, so I'm just going to focus on sexuality for a bit, until maybe Thursday or Friday. If I stay with 2 pages a day for law and sexuality as well, I should be done with that early next week, and I’ll have nothing to do but study for admin.

The thing that sucks, though, is that this is my first finals period in a while without Tom. I forgot how lonely it is. Just sitting in my room by myself all day and all night. Everyone is too busy and stressed out to do anything. As a result of this, I feel like I *should* be doing more work. Like, it's finals, I should be doing work 12 hours a day. I just don't need to. I should be happy to have a relatively stress-free final schedule, but it's annoying. I wish admin was this week, so I could just go home.
Blah. I can't wait for this to be over.
trip the light fantastic

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Subject:positively hypnotizing
Time:11:15 am.

1 dance|trip the light fantastic

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Time:9:21 pm.
I played an open mic tonight. For the first time since high school. Played 3 original songs. Just me and my acoustic.

And I was about 30259810357 times more confident than I was in high school. (which I think is mostly due to age, a lot more practice, and being a lot more comfortable with my voice .... but also partially due to law school and getting used to talking in public).

I'm really really happy. This is likely the first time I ever felt this happy and confident after playing my guitar and/or singing in public.
In high school, playing open mics was usually followed by a feeling of debilitating humiliation (I'm being dramatic).

Yessss. Maybe I'm actually starting to become the person I want to be. Just gotta keep doing it.
2 dances|trip the light fantastic

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Time:12:40 pm.
I wonder if I'll ever get to a point in my life where I don't hold my breath every time I check the balance on my bank account.
1 dance|trip the light fantastic

Time:12:12 am.
Mood: drunk.
Holy fuck this game is addictive and fun.

1 dance|trip the light fantastic

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Subject:I need an umbrella to walk through my apartment
Time:8:26 am.
An update, 'cause I still think this is the weirdest thing that has ever happened in an apartment I've lived in.

So, the landlord is sending over some guy this morning. Should be here any minute.

However, over the night, as the clouds formed in my living room, it started to rain. It was, no still is, raining in my living room. The roof is completely intact. The rain is coming from clouds that formed in my living room. I can't get over this.

I really should write a song about this. "Raining in my living room" - how emo is that?


Most of the damage is to the walls/floors, so the landlord really has more stake in fixing this than I do. Good thing it is all free furniture, and I don't have any instruments out here. I'm really more amused than upset.
2 dances|trip the light fantastic

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Time:12:27 pm.
Can someone explain this to me?

My living room in my apartment, and only my living room, is filled with steam.

It's the first room you enter when going in my apartment, and it was like walking into a bathroom after someone just took a long hot shower. All the windows and mirrors are fogged up.

I noticed it was strangely steamy when I left the apartment this morning at 9:30. I just got back now (12:30), and it's ten times worse.

I figured maybe the heaters got turned on, but I've checked them before and after I went to class, and they feel cold. All the windows have been closed for a couple weeks, and again, the steam is only in my living room.

What the hell? I'm looking at my living room right now, from the little room right next to it (which is not steamy), and it looks like it's filled with smoke. But it's definitely steam. Somehow a cloud is in my living room.

I'm so freaked out!

EDIT: Ah, fuck. All the steam is coming out of this hole where they removed the old radiators. Guess it's time to call the landlord. It's just getting worse.

And here's a picture:
4 dances|trip the light fantastic

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Time:12:00 pm.
Why does calling customer service make me so emotional??

I guess I just hate feeling out of control, especially for the sake of bureaucracy.

Oh well, time to make cupcakes.
2 dances|trip the light fantastic

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Time:5:31 pm.
Bad news: My cell phone is dead. Dead dead dead. This is immensely frustrating.

Good news: My contract with Sprint is ending a lot sooner than I thought it was - 8/7/08! Yay! I hate Sprint sooooo muuuch. I mean, am I the only one still getting hit with roaming charges? C'mon! Plus, worst customer service everr.

So, obviously, I don't think it's worth it to get my cell phone fixed.

But, what am I going to do for the next two weeks? Do cell phone companies allow any overlap?

Or, does anyone have any experience with those pay-as-you-go cell phones?


I feel slightly guilty for laming-out last night and not going to Rocky/partying. But, I just wasn't feeling it, and there really isn't anything more to it than that. So it goes.
trip the light fantastic

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Subject:Corset Sale
Time:8:45 am.
I'm selling my corset. I love it, but I'm poor, and it's always been too short for my freakishly long torso. I've only worn it out of the house 4 or 5 times.

It's black and silver, steel-boned, laces in back with silver clasps in front. I measured it quickly this morning, and it's about 11" long and 25" around.

I paid something over $300, so I'm asking $200. This is negotiable.

Pictures, which kind of suckCollapse )
Please let me know if you have any questions. I can get less crappy pictures. Or, I can bring it to the show. I won't be around this weekend, but 99% sure I will be around the weekend after that.
12 dances|trip the light fantastic

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Subject:ack! too cute!
Time:2:34 pm.
Look at the live webcam of a lioness and her cubs!

Soooo cute and amazing. Very distracting. I don't wanna research. Boo.
2 dances|trip the light fantastic

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Subject:Yay Ice Cream!
Time:1:35 pm.

All you can eat! GBLS is going next Thursday at 1:30. You know you wanna.
1 dance|trip the light fantastic

LiveJournal for La Belle Étoile.

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