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May. 7th, 2008

You guys have been able to skip all of my frivolous... well most of my frivolous thoughts because of twitter. Today, I'll burden you with them.

My main concern right now in regards to finals is the muscles of the arm and leg. I am having a total blind spot, particularly as concerns the forearm, on remembering this stuff. HALP! (Pronator teres - got it. Biceps & triceps brachii - got it. Anything involving an extensor, a longus, a flexor, a carpi, or whatever, I can't get situated in my head.) I'm going to have to bust out the coloring book. In other career-related news, I read longingly and wistfully about Georgetown U's accelerated BSN program. I would have to re-take Chemistry. I am totally a poster child for all the admonitions parents give about worrying about your grades in college.

I officially renounce my support of Jason Castro on American Idol. I guess 'Fragile' & that Leonard Cohen song were flukes. My votes went to Syesha, who brought it. (Despite her awkward comments.)

Yesterday during a meeting in order to focus and remain positive, I flipped to a back page of my trusty legal pad and wrote down some things I have to be thankful for.

Jack assembled the workout trampoline. I have already studied while jumping on it and watched TV while jumping on it. If I could practice drums while jumping on it and play World of Warcraft while jumping on it, I would have the strongest legs in Laurel. If only I knew what to call the muscles I was strengthening. (At least I know two are the gastrocnemius and soleus.)

Work is work although I have been far more productive this week than previous weeks and I would like to maintain that trend.

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel that is summer. There will be trashy book reading, video game playing, and general loafing.


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May. 7th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
How on earth do you study on a trampoline?!?
May. 7th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
Jack reads my slides and asks me what things are. It was perhaps not the most effective studying.
May. 7th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
Cool, a workout trampoline. I've wanted one of those for a while. I figure I could jump up and down while I watch tv.
May. 7th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
It was only $30 at the sporting goods store!
May. 8th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
May. 7th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
"Strongest Legs in Laurel" I love it!
May. 7th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
You forgot to beleagure your friends with your thoughts on last weeks Moonlight.
May. 7th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
I thought the plot was kind of dumb. I mean, more dumb than usual? Blah blah pseudo-masquerade yadda yadda. Again the Beth character has me cocking an eyebrow at her restraint. I guess that's typical, they have to build up the tension somehow, but it seems to unbelievable! Anyways I enjoyed it but not as much as other eps!
May. 7th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
I thought the episode was really really weak. There were only a couple of things that I liked. First, I'm loving more and more Josef Kostan and I like that Beth went to him and his response about how he was going to take care of the situation. Also, and maybe I'm projecting, but I think that Jason Dohring did a good job of subltly showing us that he is surprised by Beth's willingness to get done what needs done. And Second, I liked that Beth didn't draw out the Buzzwire job.

As for the romantic tension, I'm not really sure I know what's happeneing exactly. It's wonky now and it's making me mad.
May. 7th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, you are right. The scene with Beth going to Josef was awesome, and the fact that it just happened and there was no messing around with adding another villain was good.

Beth was better than Buzzwire anyways. Plus I really didn't want to see more of the "O face" guy. I mean, I'm glad more people are making fun of TMZ, but still. I'd rather it just went away.
May. 7th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
I'm happy people are making fun of TMZ and Perez and at the same time totally slighting them in Prime Time!
May. 7th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, Jason Castro was more or less a ridiculous embarrassment last night. I still don't vote, but Syesha and David C. were tops for me. (Well, Cook's second song was top notch, even if the first one was really phoned-in sounding.) And yes, Syesha's comments had me kind of cringing and rolling my eyes, but she brought it anyway.
May. 7th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
David Cook had a mediocre week. He was back to boring me instead of wowing me.

Archuleta turned in a totally winning performance - that I didn't like at all. But it was a crowd pleaser. I predict a Cook-Archuleta showdown in the final two, and further ratings dips for the show.
May. 7th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Have ratings been down? I hadn't heard that.

Yeah, Jason stunk the place up pretty good and went from laughing with the audience to laughing at us, so I think he's done.

Yeah, I'm thinking an all-David finale too, but you never know: as Ryan said this was the week Tamyra Gray and Daughtry left the competition, so weird things can happen with voting blocks...
May. 7th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
The press made a big deal about how the Idol Gives back ordeal made less ratings than it did last year and I thought I read some stuff about the same being said of the comparable shows from last year since then.

I think that the hormone-fueled Castro voting block will go to one of the guys, personally.

I didn't watch the Tamyra or Daughtry seasons.
May. 7th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
luddite alert
I would like to thank you for not sending twitters to your LJ, not because I don't want to know your random thoughts (creepy!), but because I'd rather read your longer reflections.

Or, as someone else said, because I'm self-selecting out of twitter.
May. 7th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
Re: luddite alert
I thought about posting them under a cut, but then I figured that no one would read them anyways so why bother. The people who want to see them for the most part already do, by being on twitter in the first place.

Or, by watching the RSS feed I set up on LJ, but I think that's just Paul that watches that.

Also, I say stuff there I'm afraid of saying on LJ because it will cause drama or kerfluffle. So why bring *that* on my head.

Thank you for reading my longer reflections!
May. 7th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
Re: luddite alert
And Xie! She reads it too. I should not forget!
May. 8th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
Wo - I'm having flashbacks to my study sessions prepping for the national certs for massage therapy. It was fun only because I had a kick-ass study group and we came up with ridiculous and then-memorable ways to remember things! The coloring book was a great help, too. I feel your pain. Best of luck!
May. 8th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
People think massage therapy is easy but it's not! My massage therapist has had to go to ALOT of school. So I hope no one else in book club notices you mentioned skill or you may be solicited! ;)
May. 8th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
Hooray, gastrocnemius! I like that one because it sounds like its yer tummy but its yer leg. =)
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