About last night.

  • Sep. 19th, 2009 at 12:34 AM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (Default)
Last night I went to a debate party and got blackout drunk. A guy from the party called the taking-drunk-people-home van for me then left, but the van passed me, idk why. Then a boy showed up while I was sitting against a street sign and supported me ten blocks home. Then my roommates got me a bowl (turned out to be necessary...) and water and paper towels and put me in bed.

It was a stupid and unnecessary experience, but also, in the end, a GMH one.


  • Sep. 16th, 2009 at 1:27 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (Default)

I want to live in this after graduation.


I like candy canes.

  • Sep. 15th, 2009 at 9:56 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (alice (drugs are good))
Sniffing peppermint oil feels like shoving a popsicle up your nose.


  • Sep. 13th, 2009 at 10:33 AM
skywalker: (mmpr (brofist?!))
I had a pretty epic fantasy/sci-fi dream last night (it had pirates, time travel, a science museum, cake, Target, betrayal, bad tea, magic, and the GRE, among other things), but probably the weirdest part was the bit where I was fighting an evil sorcerer in a hotel kitchen, except that our "duel" consisted of some sort of magical rock-paper-scissors, and I lost when he used "laser" and I tried to defend with "refrigerator."



  • Sep. 11th, 2009 at 11:59 AM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (lion king (zazuuuuuuu))
Whoops, I took off all my eyebrows.


  • Sep. 9th, 2009 at 8:27 PM
skywalker: (new groove (high five))
I had pizza with my congressman today.

He is a bro.

I will vote for him again next year.

Major Clerks vibes.

  • Sep. 7th, 2009 at 6:16 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (sw (bespin duel))
[personal profile] schiarire keeps emailing me links about Star Wars and military strategy (ie Star Wars and counterinsurgency, Star Wars and private military contractors) and now I really want to do a research paper on Star Wars.


Maybe the Politics and the Military professor will let me write the 25-pager about the Clone Wars?!

"Where is the box?"

  • Aug. 29th, 2009 at 5:17 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (sw (padme bad timing))
I hate this house as much as I remember!

I want to go home. I'm definitely a loony. I can't handle going back to my senior year of college. can't handle anything. I already had my dream of working for the foreign service crushed. Now it looks like I won't be able to handle going to law school anywhere away from home.

Fifteen years of working to get the best grades and be the best at everything -- all for nothing. I've stumbled at the finish line.

I'm a wreck.

Also, my taxi from the airport got stuck behind Ted Kennedy's funeral processioncade. Holla at my dead Kennedy!

Aug. 27th, 2009

  • 11:14 PM
skywalker: (space cake (don't nami nami me!))
I don't want to go back to school at all.

Metro car.

  • Aug. 25th, 2009 at 7:08 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (sw (solo))
I really want to bring my mini-van to DC despite the fact that I would only use it to go to:

1. The grocery store.
2. The mall.
3. Northern Virginia?
4. Baltimore for the LSAT?
5. ... Long Island for Easter?

But. But.

Ode To Driving A Car.

Cars are convenient and easy and wonderful. You don't have to sit next to smelly hobos. You can tell the people in the back to shut the fuck up if they start raving like the crazy people on busses. You can eat in your car.

A car is always on time, and that time is "whenever I'm ready to leave." You never miss your car. When you're planning a trip, you say "It takes X amount of time to get there," not "it takes ten minutes to get from my place to the bus, then twenty minutes on the bus to the metro, then five minutes on the metro, then another ten minutes on a different metro, and then five minutes to walk to where I'm going -- and I'd better pad in at least ten minutes on each leg of the trip in case something goes wrong!" No! You just go "It takes X amount of time to drive there"!

A car doesn't run on a limited schedule on the weekend. A car doesn't stop running at three in the morning. A car doesn't drop you off two blocks from where you live, so you never have to trudge back with all your groceries, or freak out because it's the middle of the night and you're heading home alone.

And you can listen to NPR in the car.

Driving my car to DC would probably cost as much in gas as a plane ticket would. Insurance would probably be more expensive than paying delivery fees from the grocery store and taking public transit. Parking places costs money. I drive a big Honda Odyssey, and the streets in DC seem small to me... but still...

I wanna bring my car to school.

Boo, you whore.

  • Aug. 23rd, 2009 at 10:35 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (Default)
Went to register for the September LSAT only to find that the closest non-full test center was...................................... University of Maryland. Because the stress of getting all the way across the city is exactly what I want the morning before a huge test.

I can get to College Park by bus+red line+green line+bus, but I, uh, have decided to call a cab that morning.


Help me Eff-List Kenobi.

  • Aug. 19th, 2009 at 4:59 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (star wars (The Trio))
I can't decide whether or not to do the school's honors thesis program.

If I do, I need to write an eighty page thesis on whether or not the War on Terror has led to a decline in the international benefits traditionally associated with the Anglo-American "special relationship."

If I don't, I'll graduate in December and start looking for a job.

- Looks good on resume? But how good? Any better than having a 3.9? Don't law schools only care about LSAT and GPA?

- Pain in the ass.
- Blah on the seminar teacher.
- Didn't pick a good adviser.
- Not terribly interested in the subject.

Your thoughts? When I applied for the program, I thought I'd go to grad school. Then I realized that if I'm this unwilling to write an eighty page paper, I shouldn't be going to grad school anyway.


Undead-bitchface!Jacen Solo is my hero.

  • Aug. 18th, 2009 at 5:47 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (sw (solo))
The Star Wars Extended Universe is actually a big competition to see who can get the stupidest shit published.

- Heir to the Empire: clone named Luuke Skywalker.

- Dark Empire: the Emperor comes back to life in clone bodies and turns Luke evil.

- The Crystal Star: blob creature from another universe that tries to eat Luke.

- New Jedi Order: a sentient planet that uses the Force and pretends to be Anakin Skywalker.

- Dark Nest Trilogy: time travel.

- Betrayal: kid brought back to life in a robot body.

- Legacy comics: bringing people who just died back to life. Also, "Bantha Rawk Skywalker."

- Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor: the book is actually fanfic written in-universe.

- Omen: teleportation.

- Abyss: people who hibernate forever called "Mind Walkers" who abandon their bodies floating between two black holes... and the phrase "IT'S NOT MY TENTACLE FRIEND." Visiting the world of the dead.

I look forward to the Fate of the Jedi round robin team coming up with even crazier shit as the series progresses. After all, twelve in-universe years and twenty books since Star-by-Star, Troy Denning is still wants to bring Anakin Solo back to life via time travel...



  • Aug. 16th, 2009 at 10:59 AM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (bsg (athena))
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  • Aug. 10th, 2009 at 10:28 AM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (sw (across the stars))
Once upon a time, there was a magical kingdom called Adamston-between-the-Mountains, practically named for a very old ruler and its defining geographic characteristics. For, you see, Adamstown-between-the-Mountains was a very proper old magical kingdom. It had knights and damsels in distress, a few dragons up in the cliffs, and wandering minstrels who could charm the clouds from the sky. It had jolly innkeepers and rowdy patrons, wizened old crones, and hidden races. It had everything a magical kingdom could want – and, indeed, when the country ran low on trolls or talking trees or the like, its soldiers always went in search of replacements in neighboring lands. Adamston-between-the-Mountains had everything one could want from a magical kingdom, and it was determined to stay that way.

The whole idyllic lot was ruled by the Old King, who had been a charming prince in his younger days but had aged more or less gracefully into a tawny, ruffled, lion of a man, who made annual appearances to cheering crowds and even occasionally dispatched an ogre for old times’ sake. Most of the time, however, the king lived very comfortably within the big, beautiful castle, surrounded by his daughters, the princesses of Adamston-between-the-Mountains.

On the day of her daughter’s birth, the queen had named the eldest princess Wisdom. Her skin was the color of fresh-pressed paper, her long tresses were the color of ink, and she was pursued, wherever she went, by all the sages and philosophers and bards of the kingdom, for it was known far and wide that the princess was both clever and learned beyond her years.

As she took her first breaths, the second daughter was dubbed Courage. Her gray eyes flashed like swords on the battlefield, her lips curved like a bow, and, when she was not outpacing them on foot or on horse, she was surrounded by soldiers and warriors and children who needed to learn how to protect their lunch money from larger fellows, because everyone knew that Courage was the most skilled and fearless person in all the kingdom, and in many other kingdoms besides.

Within minutes of her arrival in the world, the queen had announced that the third princess was Beauty. Her golden curls could outshine the sun, the sky itself sighed over the blue of her eyes, and she was swarmed at all times by poets and dreamers and lovesick swains who worshiped the ground her perfectly pedicured feet strolled upon and lived for the sound of her laughter, since it was perfectly common knowledge that she was the most beautiful woman in the whole of creation.

The fourth princess was largely ignored. She was the youngest, but, being a fourth daughter rather than a third, was not expected to accomplish much of note. The queen had died giving birth to the fourth princess, leaving her without the blessing of a mother’s name and without high expectations from the rest of the royal household. It would be enough, sighed her nurse, if she settled down with some reasonably handsome younger prince or wandering knight and left all the fame and glory to her sisters. She did not grow up to be brilliant or fearless or radiant: she simply grew up, as girls – even princesses – usually do.

And that was the state of Adamston-between-the-Mountains, the kingdom, the king, and the royal household when the Child Magician arrived.


Legally Blonde.

  • Aug. 1st, 2009 at 6:38 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (Default)
My life is magical!

I took a practice LSAT today for the first time and did much worse than I hoped for, and that made me sad! But when I went downstairs, Legally Blonde was on, just at the scene where Elle is doing practice LSATs!

No joke, that made me resolve to study harder.

If I improve my LSAT score based on this movie, I won't be able to give my little sister shit about wanting to be a doctor because of Elliot on Scrubs ever again.


I see what you did there.

  • Jul. 30th, 2009 at 2:19 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (lion king (kings don't need advice))
Dear Princeton Review:

Perhaps I have used too many of your products in the last few years,* but I recognize this LSAT prep passage from the GRE prep book. What is your obsession with global warming, anyway?



* Old SAT, SAT II Writing, SAT II US History, SAT II World History, SAT II Math II, new SAT, ACT, AP US, AP Calc BC, AP US Gov, AP Language, GRE, and now the LSAT. In retrospect, that's about $400, but it was $400 totally well spent. Except the new SAT book because I decided I'd rather sleep in and had to use the SAT scores I got at 14, but hey, I still got in to college.


Wow good thing I realized that.

  • Jul. 30th, 2009 at 6:44 AM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (msg (CLAMPMURO))
Whoops, can't go to NYAF, gotta take the LSAT that Saturday.

Curses? CLAMPmuro related.


  • Jul. 28th, 2009 at 11:26 PM
skywalker: kara thrace / bsg (sw (solo))
My mom and I are vaguely shopping for coverlets (and pillows for my bedroom, and a suit for me). We walked into Pottery Barn and found this.

I wasn't allowed to get it.