Saturday, September 19, 2009

Avast Me Hearties!

Avast! It be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! (And I be without even an eye patch here at school.) We be lucky enough that it falls on a Saturday this fine year. I know this pirate has plans for sailing around the city hoping to find some other pirates participatin' in this glorious holiday! It is the state's capitol for FSM sake! And there be many a crazy person about most of the time anyway.

I thought I'd just quickly post about this! It's fun, it's about pirates, and I want to let all you awesome people know that I'm okay. That last post was just the result of two consecutively horrible days. Wish me luck with finding some other crazy people to have fun with today! Don't forget to talk like a pirate. (C'mon, at least throw a 'me hearty' in there somewhere!)

Edit: I just realized that Tuesday is the Autumnal Equinox! Now I need to think of a way to celebrate it, because I totally and completely forgot. Suggestions?

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I'm ranting, venting, whatever. I'm stressed and I need to get it out. Read, don't read. Comment, don't comment. Doesn't matter. This is for me.

College is testing me... I'm still adjusting. The past two day have sucked, unbelievably sucked. Monday and Tuesday were great. I hope tomorrow is better. How am I dealing with stress? Horribly! It's not even all school. It's the million other things on top of school. Plus emotions I simply don't have the time to sort through. It's no wonder I'm not sleeping well, grinding my teeth, clenching my jaw, and having headaches.

I just keep telling myself I'm still adjusting. I'll get used to things in a little while. Then I'll be more comfortable here. Until then I guess I fail at life.

I did find something that made me happy today, though. There's a girl here who's from Keene. Someone besides me and my cousin who knows where and what my town is! It makes me want to go be her best friend. Too bad I'm too shy and dysfunctional at the moment. Damn, I really just don't know how to make friends.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The College Schedule

Here at NECI they do things differently. Our classes change every 6 weeks. For this 6 week period I have 4 classes. My week looks like this-

Cooking Theory and Food Science from 1-7 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
College Math from 9-11:30 on Thursday and Friday.
Information Technology from 1-3:30 on Thursday and Friday.
Inventory Management from 3:30-5 on Thursday and Friday.

Right now we get Saturdays and Sundays off! This makes me happy.

So far I've only been to Cooking Theory and Food Science. This is the class that takes place in the kitchen. And not just any kitchen but in the big ol' kitchen of a giant insurance company. Which we have to drive to. This means I'm kind of the cool one for having a car. ;) Yay me!

So far we have learned to make consomme, a clear stock or broth. It was kind of interesting. I've missed cooking. So even if I'm not cooking what I'd like to be cooking at least I get to cook. Being in a kitchen is fun and exciting. Always moving, always on task. That's what I like best. I'll like it better once I'm comfortable in the giant kitchen. I hate not knowing where things are or what I'm supposed to do. I'm a little worried that I won't pick up on enough of it and be that person in the class who's no good at anything. I'm not used to that... in high school I was one of the smart ones. Those classes were easy for me. This school is actually going to challenge me. I'm just waiting to see how I handle that.

Since my class Monday thru Wednesday doesn't start until 1 and on Thursday and Friday they don't start until 9 I could technically sleep in later than I'm used to, right? You'd think so, but no. My body doesn't work that way. No matter what time I go to bed I wake up around 6:30. I'm glad for this, I'll never be late to a class. At least not any of these ones. We will have a baking and pastry class at some point that starts wicked early in the morning. That's where the alarm clock comes in!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

TV & Movies

Books rock. I love reading, I think more people should read. But, honestly, TV and movies are fun. That's one reason why Hulu is turning out to be my best friend! Seriously- have you checked out Hulu? You can watch new episodes of shows the next day. I don't know how I would have kept up with The Simpsons or House. Both shows have new seasons starting this month. Who needs a TV when you have the internet, right?

Movies are a bit harder. I definitely do not keep up with most of the popular movies. People can sit and have hour long conversations about movies I've never heard of, let alone seen. It makes me feel stupid and left out. Maybe I just hang out with too many people who have different interests than I have? Plus, all the good movies come out around the same time. Have you ever noticed that? We'll go months without a decent movie in the theatres, then boom! One month at least 5 good ones are released. How can I see all of them? I can't. You'd think they would think about these kinds of things.

My cousin and I saw 9 tonight. It was disappointing. Tim Burton kind of let us down this time in my opinion. I will give it this: the animation was terrific, the idea was neat, and the overall message of the movie was good. I can't really pinpoint where it went wrong, but for some reason it didn't have that spark of genius most of his movies have. It didn't leave me inspired and wanting more.

I am looking forward to Tim's Alice in Wonderland. I really am. Especially since my favorite actor, Johnny Depp, is in it. He plays the Mad Hatter. Have you seen the posters? He looks freaky! March seems so far away...

What seems ever farther away is 2011 when Pirates of the Caribbean 4 comes out!Hooray for more Captain Jack Sparrow! So far I've heard Keira Knightley is out of the picture. I'm not sure about Orlando Bloom, so we may be seeing a bit of Will out on the sea. Geoffrey Rush is in, Barbossa makes it interesting! I also heard the director of the first three movies will not be directing the fourth. Apparently he wanted it to end at number 3, which would have been fine with me. Disney is being greedy, though. POTC made them some major cash, so it's understandable. All we can hope for is that they don't ruin it for the fans!

Okay, I'm done babbling about TV shows and movies. It was a good topic, though, you have to admit. I am trying to find more things to write about. I don't want my blog to be all about me whining about college. xD