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Kestrel
29 January 2029 @ 09:00 am

Due to the slight issue that I tend to comment-lock a majority of my entries, this entry is posted to specifically allow others to comment on my journal. That being said, feel free to drop by and send me a message if you so desire. :D 

Now I need one of those banners to make this post all pretty...
 
 
Kestrel
13 April 2017 @ 09:25 pm
Pity party of one
 
 
Kestrel
20 March 2017 @ 08:13 pm
Calling Castiel because reading Supernatural Tumblr posts on Pinterest is my new guilty pleasure.

Because Pinterest is like the best thing ever. All the pins and bookmarks I could ever hope for, all the pins and bookmarks of other people that I can view whenever I want.

Because I finally figured out how to use Tumblr and dear Castiel, I don't feel so lonely in life anymore because there are people out there just as obsessed about fictional works as I am...

Because productivity is down by 50% since I have discovered Tumblr and Pinterest.

Dear Castiel,
Help.
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Kestrel
15 September 2016 @ 08:39 pm
Please pause for a day or two before resuming, thanks.
--Sam
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Kestrel
01 May 2016 @ 04:32 pm
(reposting from my FB friends feed)


*nods* gl;hf y'all.
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Kestrel
28 April 2016 @ 12:42 am
This week is seriously kicking my butt. School. Work. A concert that went, to put it simply, bad. Lab final. Upcoming finals. I'm still feeling iffy from last week. Have loads more to do. And it's only Thursday today...

Dear life,
Can we like, not?
kthx,
Sam

edit: the coherence in this entry is a representation of my current state of mind. In other words, I should probably go to sleep instead of trying to post things on LJ :/
 
 
Kestrel
20 April 2016 @ 08:11 pm
Other people: "Ugh, I caught a cold." "Omg, I'm so stressed."

Me: "Bleh, it appears I've a minor viral infection, likely caused by my depressed immune system resulting from high levels of cortisol..."

No, I will never act like a normal person. It must be so fun being me <3
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Kestrel
18 April 2016 @ 12:30 am
Life update:
-I believe I've officially been hired as a medical scribe, so yay for that!
-Mildly freaking out about starting classroom training and hoping that I will pass all the required exams (or else I'll be fired...) so no pressure there.
-Have so many assignments and exams coming up in the next two, three weeks, so no sleep and more coffee for me.
-Concert for school orchestra is next Monday evening so I really should up my practice time.
-Add to the mix, summer plans and preparation for applications which includes personal statement essays that I should have started weeks ago, and asking professors for letters of recommendation. Eep.

Send help plz D,:

(on a side note, PAX is this Friday so I'm excited but with all this going on, I don't feel like I deserve to, or have time to go! but I bought my ticket ages ago /.o.\)
 
 
Kestrel
28 March 2016 @ 02:46 pm
Is this one of those days where you feel mad at the whole world for no particular reason?
This gloomy rainy weather is not helping at all.
 
 
Kestrel
09 March 2016 @ 12:34 am
Me: I'm going to be productive this Spring break.
Internet: NOPE.
Me: ...help me, Cas? ;~;
 
 
 
Kestrel
25 February 2016 @ 06:25 pm
I'm adding two more types of people to the list of People I Despise:
-Scalpers
-People in charge of Marketing

Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition is apparently "sold out within a 100 mile radius" according to my local GameStop. I'm pissed because pre-orders online have been sold out for months. Because scalpers are selling the Special Edition online for 3-4 times the cost. Because this stupid game was released as three games. And because everyone is so hyped up about this game.

I'm glad that Fire Emblem has become so much more popular over these last few years. I'm excited about the new game. But I'm pretty sure that video game marketing has figured out that by making supplies run short and games unavailable, overall sales will increase.

Stupid psychology. Stupid hype.
Stupid Samantha for being upset about this. the universe is telling me that i have better things to do than play FE at the moment.

eh, i guess i'll wait until March 10th, when FE: Revelations becomes available for digital download and see if they'll have a 3-in-1 bundle deal then... not going to pay $200+ to those people online.
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Kestrel
08 February 2016 @ 04:59 pm
For that awkward moment when your professor calls to inform you that class is cancelled due to weather conditions, did you see the email?

Oops. Now I feel silly for being on campus already, waiting for class to start.

To be honest, I really didn't consider the possibility of class being cancelled.

Everyone: Aaaaaargh, it's a freaking blizzard out there.


Me: 'Tis but a small flurry of snow!
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Kestrel
13 January 2016 @ 10:57 pm
All of America is abuzz with the whole Powerball lottery pool, a record-breaking $1.5 billion jackpot and I am loving the discussions on the hypothetical question of "If you won the lottery, would you take the lump sum payment, or the annuity?"

This article makes some interesting points on why the annuity is the better choice. Now, I have no background in finance, no friend or family who works in investments and money matters. And I believe in a debate with my brother, we agreed that the government was going to eat like 50% of lottery winnings in taxes so either way might as well get it over with and take the chunk of cash in one go.

We also decided that if we did win a million dollars from the lottery, it would still not be enough to pay for three kids' college tuition. This is calculating in living expenses, and going on the assumption that all three of us finish our undergraduate coursework, one goes on to graduate school and I myself make it into medical school.

But we're no longer talking about just a measley million dollars. This is over one BILLION. Minus taxes, of course.

What would you do with that much money? I thought about it, and the concluding thought was that that much money is more trouble than it's worth. Yes, I would be able to pay for everyone's tuition, and buy a house for my mom, and my brothers, and... ...

...

yeah. I don't know what I'd do with that much money. I could invest in stuff, but since I don't know anything about investments, I might as well burn that money up seeing as it'll be lost anyways. I could store it in a bank, but the amount of tax I'd have to pay every year would be staggering. I could donate a large amount of money to a hospital and a medical school, wink wink nudge nudge, write me good letters of recommendation and send me an acceptance letter?

Funny thought, this. When I was a kid, I had all sorts of fanciful ideas on what I would spend my lottery winnings on. Ah, such is the innocent thoughts of children, carefree and without a care about adult matters.

---brought to you by Samantha and her random chain of thoughts whilst reviewing Organic Chemistry concepts
 
 
Kestrel
06 January 2016 @ 01:26 am
One Word
If you had to describe yourself to others in just one word, which word would you choose? Why would you choose that one -- do you think it's the same word others would choose to describe you?


Tempestuous.

Long story short, I found this word while doing one of those personality quizzes many years ago. At the time I decided that was a nice way of saying that I am weird, but in reality I'm a lot more sane and a lot less weird than I like to pretend to be.

Synonyms: random, sporadic, whimsical, spur-of-the-moment
(translate: crazy and weird)

I digress. Much like the tempest, I am quick to get angry. I'll curse, I'll yell, cry and sob and scream at the top of my lungs. And after that short outburst, I'll move on like nothing ever happened. I used to fashion myself as the calm, cool and collected sort of person but really, I'm the hot-headed impulsive one who gets in trouble all to often. Yes, my temper has gotten me in a lot of trouble before. I have insulted the wrong sort of people and have done things that came back and bit me in the posterior. At the same time, I'm the sort of person who does not hold a grudge, or care to remember things that happened in the past (translate: gullible fool; but that's another story for another day).
 
 
Kestrel
03 January 2016 @ 06:22 pm
This is not my area of expertise, so I'm quite unsure of what to do. My youngest brother was is was the first of us three siblings to be in a relationship. Of course, the problem with high school relationships is that two people go their separate ways for college, one on the east coast and one on the west coast.

Long distance relationships do not work.

She said she was alright with it.

They remained steady for a year and a half(?)

He met with her after Christmas, presents all ready. And she says, oh I don't think this long distance thing works. we shouldn't see each other any more.

They broke up :c
(btw, she still accepted his presents. what a bitch.)

As an older sister, I don't know what to do. This whole relationship thing is not something I know from a firsthand experience. Everything I "know" comes from watching TV shows. Should I put together a Heartbroken-Get-Well-Soon gift basket for him? He's by himself at college, I'm 3,000 miles away clear on the other side of the country.

Human relationships are complicated things...
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Kestrel
27 November 2015 @ 08:41 pm
How to do Black Friday as a College Student:
1) Wake up early
2) Drink coffee
3) Go to library as it opens, and check out half a dozen books on gene doping and drug-resistant tuberculosis
4) Go to work
5) Go home, eat Thanksgiving leftovers, and study/do homework
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Kestrel
23 November 2015 @ 09:41 am
you know what i hate? condescending people who don't answer simple yes or no questions and instead take the opportunity to give you a bunch of sassing and bullshit lecturing that a) you don't have time for, b) you don't need, and c) is downright rude.

Apparently, the Monthly pass for public transportation in this city is not on a 30-day basis, but rather on a monthly basis, in that it becomes valid on the 1st of the next month.

Hence why I couldn't get my pass to work, and I asked a Transit Employee if that was the case. "Excuse me, hi, I bought a 'December' monthly pass... does that mean I have to wait until the 1st of December to use it, like it's not a 30-day pass sort of thing?"

"Honey, think about what you just asked me. What did you just ask?"

I was rude to the guy. Mea culpa. Maybe. And of course the new weekly pass I then purchased didn't work, giving him the satisfaction of "See, now it don't work and y'all need my help. 'S what you get for being nasty."

Of course I'm in a nasty mood. I just spent $75 on something that I can't use for another week. I could also say that you, sir, are a rasict jerk who thinks that all asian people are idiots who don't understand how this system works (before me, he was impatiently trying to teach two other asian girls how to reload their card at the vending machine.)

Effing life. This is why I hate Mondays.
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Kestrel
08 November 2015 @ 11:40 pm
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This is me regarding sports.

Posting for the sake of posting because I haven't done so in a while and it's a sunday night where i'm tired of studying
 
 
Kestrel
26 October 2015 @ 12:17 am
Interesting word this week: Audiophile

From the words "audio" and "-phile" (to love). A person who holds high standards to audio and sound quality of music, and therefore seeks to purchase the best headphones available on the market.

blah blah blah, Samantha buys a new set of earphones, blah blahCollapse )

I'm no audiophile. I don't think those reviews helped much at all, nor do I know if these expensive earphones are better than my old ones. Maybe it's all based on personal preference. I mean, if you believe those $10 Skullcandy earbuds are much better than $300 Bose earphones, then by all means, go for it. If you want to go around looking all swag with Beats around your neck, that's cool too.

At least my earphones have stopped falling out of my ears.
 
 
Kestrel
19 October 2015 @ 08:05 pm
How to make a complete fool of yourself:
have a breakdown at work and cry your eyes out in front of all your co-workers, who become all freaked out and worried about why you're so upset.

I feel so embarrassed...
 
 
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