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Survived my midterms. The term is nearing its end; only a handful of assignments left in each class, and after Thursday, baring Act of Prof, nothing I do (or don't do) in Old English will affect my mark (unless I choose to take the optional test). As it is, I'm guaranteed a pass.

On the 4th I went to a Halloween party as Rorschach. Unfortunately, only two people recognized me, but I managed to have a nice conversation with one of them about comics.
The mask was a bit of a last-minute affair, and consisted of a very light blouse that I painted black (for the details) and white (for opacity). The paint wasn't thick enough to prevent me from seeing out of it, though. Unfortunately, despite my efforts, I couldn't find a white scarf.

Last weekend I roasted a lamb and had some friends over to help me eat it. The potatoes should have been cut in half and microwaved a bit longer, but for the most part, it went quite well.

I've been playing a fair bit of DDR lately, and tonight I managed to pass my second 9 footer, although not nearly by the margin that I'd have liked. I should practice some more with the 8 footers.

Recently I've been playing around a bit with Django, a web framework written in Python. I'm still figuring out how to write good, maintainable, portable code in it, but it makes a lot of things really nice and easy, and comes with a lot of batteries included.

Today I bought a bunch of loose-leaf tea. I'm quite enjoying Rooibos.

Things I should be working on:
  • Studying for Old English test Thursday
  • Chaos & Fractals assignment due Friday
  • Concurrency assignment due next Monday (or Wednesday if I take a free late)
  • Algebraic Curves assignment due next Thursday or Friday
(The last two are a ways off, but tend to take a lot of time.)
Things I'd rather be working on:
  • 17th century Men In Black
  • Reading The Phoenix Guards (and wondering how, given the number of duels they fight and the associated mortality rate, how Dragaerans have managed to survive this long)
  • Coding something in/with Django
  • Playing more DDR
  • Sleep


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Nov. 15th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
There were a few people who knew you at the party ;)
I know you, tyler does too, jamie and megan :P
Nov. 15th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
I meant recognized my costume, not me personally. It was great seeing all those people from Lucas again.
Nov. 15th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC)
That's a very good idea for a costume, actually, and I think I can match you in obscure fannishness (aka dorkiness) by the fact that I went as the Fourth Doctor from Doctor Who (though we actually ended up skipping the party, so I guess it didn't matter too much.

If you don't mind, I may use Rorschach for some future Hallowe'en, as a pretty good low-budget kind of costume (though the hat may be tricky).

Congrats on getting through your midterms (though I hope you didn't actually roast a whole lamb), and good luck for the rest of the term!

P.S. please ask Biggs for the name/author of his Psychology book.
Nov. 15th, 2006 06:53 am (UTC)
) <--- that's for a parenthesis you forgot to close. :P

Myers "Psychology", 7th ed. It's very pink.
I also got an Educational Psychology book, but I doubt it's what you're looking for.
Nov. 16th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC)
Thank you for taking pity on a poor, abandoned parenthesis. Thank you also for the name of your book - I really enjoyed that, and may hunt down a copy of my own some time. It wasn't like learning at all!
Nov. 15th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
I got the coat and blouse from Salvation Army. The hat I got new at Mark's Work Warehouse. I tried finding a better fabric to make the mask out of, but couldn't find any fabric shops in the time I was looking, so just went with the blouse.

Caelyn went as Agatha from Girl Genius. Only one person recognized her costume (one of the two who recognized me.)
Nov. 17th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC)
The obscure low-rent costume I didn't get to use this year:

Get a black fedora, black overcoat, black slacks, shoes, socks, white dress shirt and black tie. Get some cheap white pancake makeup and cover all exposed skin. Dye your hair black. Get some bright red accent makeup an put a nasty looking cut on one cheek. Carry a large black prop pistol.

Frank Miller's Sin City.
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