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Writer's Block: On the Bus

Today (January 10th) on the Boston T will be No Pants! 2009. This is the second annual No Pants! in Boston, sponsored by the Boston Society of Spontaneity.

Starting at 3pm, pants will be taken off. The group will travel on the Red Line, from Alewife to Park Street.

Dec. 8th, 2008

night of 12/06/08

i know i had a myriad of dream bits, but i don't remember any of them.

** correction, there was something to do with shopping. i remember holding three boxes of macaroni and cheese.


So I went through several website in deciding this. I have compiled a list of my favorite Christmas songs! :-D
For what reason?
None particularly. I like Christmas music.
And I love making lists.

Thus (in alphabetical order of course):


1.      (It Came Upon) A Midnight Clear

2.      Angels We Have Heard On High

3.      Baby It’s Cold Outside

4.      Caroling, Caroling (Through the Snow)

5.      Christmas Shoes

6.      Come, All Ye Faithful

7.      Deck the Halls

8.      Ding, Dong Merrily On High

9.      Do You Hear What I Hear?

10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

11. Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

12. Hark the Herald Angels Sing

13. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

14. I’ll Be Home For Christmas

15. Joy To The World

16. Last Christmas

17. Mary Did You Know?

18. Noel (The First Noel)

19. Oh Holy Night

20. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

21. Put a Little Holiday in Your Heart

22. Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

23. Silent Night

24. Silver Bells

25. Sing We Now of Christmas

26. The Holly and the Ivy

27. We Three Kings

28. What Child Is This?

29. Where Are You Christmas?

30. White Christmas


so i asked my professor after class and she just call the office. so i walked to the office of international study programs (with melanie because she had to hand in her apps) and the director of the office told me there was no german dialogue and all the ones online are the ones they have available this summer. then she asked for me to forward the email my professor sent to here. of course, this email was in german. so i had to translate the german for the director. i even included the link to the google translator in case she didn''t trust my translation. when i finished sending her my translation, it was 4:36, and my class had already started.

i guess i won't need to print out another app now and i can just finish the ones i started for Central Europe. uuuuggghhhh. completely ridiculous. it's time to finish my short answers for the app and eat dinner.



So this is what I found yesterday when I got out of my last class:

Late today (Wednesday November 12th) we were informed by Blackboard Inc that the Northeastern University Blackboard environment they host has a corrupted database which must be repaired immediately. This problem does not effect the College of Professional Studies (CPS) Blackboard environment.

Since correcting the problem will cause all changes made since approximately 3am on Monday November 10th to be lost, we are suspending access to the system immediately (before 6pm, Nov 12th). Blackboard projects that the repair may take up to 24 hours although we will return the system to service as soon as possible once it’s repaired by Blackboard staff and tested by Information Services personnel. We will provide updated communications as developments warrant.

We apologize for both the disruption of this critical service and the loss of work done in the environment since 3am Monday. After the recovery is complete, we will be doing a complete review with Blackboard of the events leading up to this unacceptable situation and how they will avoid similar failures in the future.

quite excellent. now everyone in jazz gets 13 free points to make up for the online discussion board and weekly quiz we take on blackboard. anyhow, good job blackboard for failing. the faculty don't even know what's going on. someone did one hell of a job.

in other parts of my life, the stupid german dialogue is causing me to go craaaaazy. lack of information + deadline tomorrow  = angry carolyn. now I don't know what I should do if there's no more information. if this trip covers courses I have already taken then idk what i'd need to go on it for. i only need 1 more class, after this semester, in german to finish my language req and it's not like i need to go to germany to take an elective or an upper-level class out of the major. however, this would be more ideal than central europe, because i think i could definitely squeeze in two co-ops instead of just 1 because of the timing. and I have no idea where i'm supopsed to get two unofficial transcripts from; the office of international studies phone just beeps at me and the online unofficial transcript is temporarily down.

i apologize for the lack of proper punctuation and the horrible grammar i just typed out. apparently anger + typing = poor grammar, etc.

ATTN: Males at Northeastern

Although you might feel very comfotable walking around my apartment, please do not feel comfortable enough to walk around in underwear or nothing at all. I repeat, DO NOT WALK AROUND IN UNDERWEAR OR NOTHING AT ALL. I am glad you feel comfortable enough with yourself and/or had enough to drink so you would want to remove your clothes. However, I do not want to see that. Ever. Again.

Thank you,

Writer's Block: Eat Your Vegetables

The fall harvest is showing up in markets now, including many of the green vegetables children find so disgusting and yet are forced to eat. What is the most disgusting thing you’ve eaten, either by choice or against your will?
Bertie Bott's earthworm-flavored jelly bean. My music teacher dared me to in front all the kids on the school bus, without telling me what it was. So of course I ate it.... Never again.

ATTN: Females at Northeastern

To Whom It May Concern:

It is advisable to wear boots in Boston in the winter. However, it is not yet winter. Or even fall. That's not for another 12 or 13 days. I beg of you, do not wear boots until it is sufficiently cold enough for you to need them. Boots look dumb when worn with shorts and a t-shirt. Please take a few moments to consider how ridiculous you will look before you step out of the door.

Thank you

For David


Hopefully you'll see this sometime soon, but if not, that's alright. I was looking up Tim Russ, aka Tuvok, and found this. It's kinda funny:



Apr. 1st, 2008


Symptoms of Inner Peace

  • A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experience
  • An unmistakable ability to enjoy the moment
  • A loss of interest in judging other people
  • A loss of interest in judging self
  • A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others
  • An inability to worry (this is a very serious symptom!)
  • Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation
  • Frequent acts of smiling
  • An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than to make them happen
  • An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.