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Have I mentioned that my brother's girlfriend is an evil orc?

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*pulls her sword on her*

Get thee gone, and take thy due place! (Which, by the way, is under my brother's thumb, with your stupid mouth SHUT)

Edit: Changes signature, after reading Silmarillion again. [] []




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Ah, my fever finally broke and my appetite came back, so I think I'm finally on the mend! []

Happy New Year, everyone, even though there's still ten hours here and fifteen hours in New York!


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*waves hello to Scandinavia 2008 from western...western...western Europe*

Half an hour left here!

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Double post (but it's a special occasion): Happy New Year from Europe!



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Sick as in a cold or is it worse?
Worse. I think I have the flu.


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*is back in Derry*

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Had a fantastic time in England. And now I have to start revising. []

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God, I don't remember the last time I was this sick.

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I'm here!

donkey is well, and Milo sends his regards.

The flight was actually quite good once I got off the ground, the delay was crap, though.

Going out to buy cheese soon! []




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I leave for Christmas at Athene's in less than twelve hours! []

God, I hate flying. []




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Two days to England!!! []

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What is a cheeseboard?

It sounds lovely, but I have no idea what it is.

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Ooh, it sounds absolutely lovely!

Edit: And it looks even lovelier!

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Cheese! Mmmm...and with fruit and crackers - even better! [] []

Has the tea arrived yet for your mom and grandma?

*hopes*

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Well, I have some little things for your mom and grandma, but I want the tea to get there, darnit! []

Ah well, if it doesn't, you'll just have to take me out shopping to get something else for them. [] I will need to go anyway because I can't bring my pressies on the plane wrapped. []

Oooh! I'm so excited. And the food sounds uber-good! Now if we just have some lucozade to wash it down, it'll be a perfect meal. []

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donkey will have a special present this year too.

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I found a great copy of Unfinished Tales for 50p at a charity shop.

Go me. []



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Where has Athene been?

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You're alive!!!!

FIVE DAYS!!!!! []

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DON'T OPEN THEM!

The one from the lady in Exeter is for donkey.

The other one is for you.

Don't open!!!!

There should still be several more coming, as well.

And I went shopping this weekend.

You will have a stocking this year. []

And yes, my flight gets in at 3 on Sunday.

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Woohoo! Christmas is coming! And I will be leaving Northern Ireland for a few days and visiting Athene! [] And tehre will be much rejoicing! []

Argh, I think I need a nap.

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British hot cocoa is good.

Even if you do have to add sugar. []



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Sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny!!!


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So it's not going to go ruin a precious part of my childhood if I go see it? Yay! [] [Alvin and the Chipmunks]

I'm not hungover. []


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I forgot Lil's birthday! [] !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILLIANNA!!!! [] []

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Ah, the joys of pathetic British TV.

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Never seen American Idol, actually.

But the thing is, we have good shows in addition to crap...

Unlike you. []

 

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I agree on British comedy - although you have to have a rather odd sense of humor. I quite like it. []

But you don't have anything as good as Heroes or Law and Order when it comes to drama.


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I just turned in my last essay!!! Freedom awaits!


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Yes, such a wonderful, wonderful feeling. I can sit here and do nothing on MT today and not feel guilty about it. []

EDIT: Except that I should really do my laundry. []

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Of course, now I'm having to clean up the mess I made while I was doing all that work and get my room back into shape. But that's better than having to write an essay any day. []

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*has HoME 1-12*

Most are at home, though. []


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*puts Masi in box under tree to STAY until December 25th*

*decorates tree and puts up stockings*

*wishes Elves would do her last essay* []

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Athene

quote:
donkey fell asleep on him yesterday.
Bad donkey. donkey's Christmas present shipped on Tuesday. []

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Strangely, the Milo-Sacrifice picture has become one of the most frequently-viewed pictures in my photo album. []

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Women have ALWAYS been complicated. We pride ourselves on it. []

Well, I must be off to get more fascinating articles to read for this stupid essay that's due tomorrow. Why am I such a procrastinator? Can someone tell me this?

Anyway, ta ta for now!

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LUCOZADE!!!!! [] [] [] []

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Make it end!!!! No more essays!!! [] [] [] [] [] [] []

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1000 words done...1500 to go... []

EDIT: 1600 words done...900 to go!

EDIT 2: Over 2000 words!

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DONE! []

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I AM NOW DONE UNTIL AFTER CHRISTMAS!!!!





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I think I'm coming down with a cold. AAAARGH! Oh well. Today orientation began at 10:30 and we had a series of meetings covering different aspects of university life, and then watched a movie on the Northern Ireland coast. Then three of us walked downtown, kind of exploring. Made it all the way to the visitor's center where we bought postcards.

It was lovely and sunny today, although it appeared to have rained this evening. Hope I can get the upper hand on this cold.
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Argh, what a dreary, miserable day today. Sunday and Monday, while it did rain, the sun came out at times. Not so today - cloudy and dreary all day. We started our orientation with a campus tour and introduction to the faculty of arts today, although the latter was geared more towards undergraduate students. As far as I can tell, I'm the only international student in my program, although I won't know for sure until Monday, of course, when classes start. Last night was really noisy outside my window, with a bunch of drunk guys singing Irish rebel songs. *rolls eyes* Great. Although it was also amusing.

Registered with the nurse today and I was quite amazed to discover that I get all my medical care completely free! Kind of sad when another country treats you better than your own, eh?

Had another girl move into the flat today - a PhD student from Germany. She seems really nice.
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Busy day again, but not nearly as crazy as yesterday! Got up early this morning, feeling fairly refreshed, and headed out to start a bank account and get a mobile phone. I feel a lot less naked now that I have a phone - I don't feel so cut off from the rest of the world now! And it looks like once I get my internet set up I'll be able to get vonage myself and call home as often as I like. Another flatmate moved in today - Diana Webster, a Peace and Conflict studies student from New York! We went out around Derry, down to the mall in the city center, walked along the river a bit - it was really quite nice, despite the rather cold wind. It really is a nice city, and I think I'm going to be doing a whole lot of walking!

Weather: A few showers, but lots of sun. Windy.
MAIL: Recieved letter from Joe, sent letter to Carole.
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Ok, hopefully now I can actually write something and make sense now! I was so incredibly tired earlier I almost couldn't stand it! So I'm in Derry now, in my room. It's a nice room, quite large and comfortable with a good bit of storage space. The flight from [to] Belfast was long but uneventful. I sat beside a guy from Derry who seemed nice, but I was too tired to talk much and got a couple of hours of sleep on the plane. Customs was quite simple and stress-free, and the lady at the airport was able to devise a way for me to get to Derry that didn't involve waiting at the airport for two hours. It truly feels fantastic to be here. I almost cried as the bus entered Derry - it felt SO GOOD to be back.

I don't think there's anyone here in my apartment except one other girl - Rachel Flanagan, a master's student from Co. Mayo in the Republic. We talked for an hour or two tonight, watching guys play soccer out the kitchen window. Great fun!

Tomorrow I need to find out the schedule for this week, get a cell phone, set up a bank account, and run various and sundry errands to get myself moved in. Should be fun. (rolls eyes)
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Weather: Intermittent showers, some heavy

I'm finally here! Arrived in Belfast about a half-hour early this morning, cleared customs easily. It was really simpler than I feared it might be. Took a bus to Belfast and then to Derry, then a cab to pick up my key and go to my room. Got everything set up (looks nice too). Spent some time cleaning, straightening, unpacking. Right now so tired...write more later.
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Weather: Sunny, partly cloudy.

So here I am, sitting here at Newark Airport, waiting to embark on what will likely become on of the greatest adventures of my life. It's about 5:20pm now, and my flight doesn't leave until 8:55pm, so I've still got a good, long time to wait. I can't wait to get on the plane, get my pillow and blanket, and get some rest for what will, undoubtedly, be a very busy day tomorrow.

Mom and I finished packing last night about 3:00am. We were able to get everything, including my bedding (except my comforter) into those two LL Bean bags that Ted got me for graduation. And I was even able to keep them underweight so that I didn't have to pay any fees.

It's a beautiful day in Newark today. Some puffy clouds, but it's clear and sunny anyway. Likely one of my last glimpses of the sun in a while if that weather forecast is right. We'll see!

This morning wasn't as difficult as I feared it might be. We got up early and were out of the house by about 8:45am. We stopped by Cracker Barrell in order for my mom to buy me one of those angels (which she will mail to me). Then we got breakfast at Arby's (Chicken Biscuits are good!) and headed on down to Louisville, where we met Laura and had some coffee at Starbucks before I went through security. Mom called me about 5 minutes after I got to the gate. It was hard to leave her, but it makes it a lot better that she has vonage now and we'll be able to talk as often as we like. Dad was better at hiding it, but I think he was equally emotional. Myself, I'll be very glad to get to Derry tomorrow and get some much needed rest!

PS: The flight from Louisville to Newark was good but bumpy! Lots of "little" turbulence.

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