Sunday, May 30, 2004

Things turn out oddly sometimes... and they seem to generally happen for the best, so I'm trying not to be upset. It's frustrating, though. And I'm not angry, just kinda... disappointed. Sad. I've been kinda sad lately, not sure why.

Anyway, what happened today to set it off was this: for the second year in a row, the person I'd lined up to be my roommate for the next year backed out. Not sure why. I wasn't pressuring him this year like I did with the guy last year. I was actually planning to finalize stuff in July, and I guess I still will. I'll just find a nice single instead.

And it's not like I really want a roommate. I do like living alone, 'cause it means I don't have to put up with another person being messy or loud or in the shower when I want to be. I eat when I want and sleep when I want and it's good. But it is expensive. I can afford it, but still.

I suppose I should go check out some townhomes or the want ads for a place to stay... I could find a place off-campus that would be nice. Still, I really don't like moving in with someone I don't even know. And, after all, I did scare off my last roommate ;-) (Why in the hell did I bother filling out the roommate survey thing? They just stuck someone in with me at the last minute, 'cause that's when he showed up. Same deal with the one I have now, didn't even get any notice that I would have one! ARRGH!)

Maybe it's for the best. I'll be happier on my own, and this is probably true in terms of romance as well. I've met two guys I'd be willing to spend the rest of my life with and they're both really great and super cool and very straight. Sigh.

Then there's Andrew (not the Boss Lady, Jase), whom I do like but can't really see myself in a romantic relationship with. Which isn't to say that I'm not attracted to him, but, to me, we just don't seem to fit together that way. Maybe more time is needed. Bah. Here's to the lonely hearts' club, eh?

Anyway, I'm still trying to get the sheet music ready for The Mikado, unfortunately orchestra rehearsals start next week and I don't have the parts yet. There's no time left to order them, well possibly but I doubt the order could even be processed that quickly, which means I'll have to extract them by hand from a PDF that I found and cut and paste them into parts. There are 247 pages in the score. It is not going to be easy.

Ack, okay now I want to cry, so I'm going to stop for now. Be well.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Well, I caved in and am now using one of the new templates. Modified, of course. It still needs some work before I'm happy with it, but it does look nice.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Oh... and Mandy has to go back to Iraq. :'-(
Okay, updates!

Finals are OVER! Yay! They were so much fun, too! Just checked my grades... four Bs and a C-. Not bad, not great. I was expecting a better grade from my Phonetics class, though. I'll have to email the prof.

MSO/Denver Pops is OFF for the Summer! I went to the potluck tonight. It was alright, I got the "Ecological Moocher" award for my mooching of car rides :-P

I've started work for LaFarge as a consultant. I'm not complaining, but they're paying me WAY too much. Full time for May, probably close to full time in June and most of July as well. I'll finally be able to afford school!

Amy won the Meester scholarship... Which surprised me muchly (not that she didn't deserve it, but none of us was expecting it).

I've decided that Nathan either isn't ready for a relationship or isn't interested, due to a complete lack of contact. Therefore I am ending it officially (right here and now) so that I don't end up bitter and enraged like I did with Craig. However, I have someone new to think about (I'd be a slut except for never sleeping with anyone ;-), so that keeps me warm at night. Now, I just have to tell HIM that I'm interested.

I have a new roommate, Nathaniel (what's with the Nathans?), who goes by Nat. It'll be interesting. He's cute (very skinny ^_^), but, I believe, straight. MechE. Stupid engineers.

Too much to do. Sigh. I think that's about all I have for the 30-second update. I must tell this mystery person (whom I have not disclosed 'cause he might read this... dunno) soon... because, reiterating the statement from November 22, 2003:

I need a boyfriend!

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Rules for techies:
  1. Listen to the director.
  2. DON'T listen to the actors.

Rules for Music Directors:
  1. Listen to the producer.
  2. Only listen to the director for items that directly relate to the performance itself, not other matters.
  3. DON'T listen to the actors.

Notice how similar they are?

Monday, May 03, 2004

Hey folks, probably should do some sort of update... but I'm not going to. I will discuss Google's gmail briefly, though (becacuse I like bandwagons). I like it. I haven't done an extensive test of it yet (I don't really get a lot of legitimate email, outside of the univ addy), but my absolute favorite feature is "Labels." Labels, says the documentation, are like folders, except that rather than putting messages into folders, you apply labels to the messages. And you can apply more than one. So I can finally oraganize my emails how I want to, in a manner that works conceptually well for me. Example: some messages I receive contain more than one type of content. Say a joke I really really like, and a letter from mom. Normally I'd end up putting it in the "mom" folder, putting it in the "jokes" folder, or leaving it in my inbox because I can't decide which is more important. With labels, I can say, "this is a joke" and "this is from mom," and when I want a good joke, I click on the "jokes" label. And when I want a letter from mom, I click on the "mom" label. Simple. Elegant. *mwah!* The thing that I want: the ability to merge "conversations," because sometimes a convo is continued but the thread itself is different.

Websites to check out:

Verifiable Electronic Voting websites:
http://www.eff.org/e-vote/
http://www.verifiedvoting.org/

And, for your persual, A Better Way Forward: Voluntary Collective Liscensing of Music File Sharing. I don't completely agree with the idea, but it's certainly a step in the right direction. (Not to mention well thought-out. I love the EFF [but not the fact that they're necessary].) Unlike these.