Life of Amy

CogSci, Knitting, and Other Shenanigans

Another Year February 26, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 2:38 am

… Good Lord. I’m 20 years old today. Here’s to another good year and the cake that I’m baking for my roommate. It’s her birthday, too! (Isn’t that odd? But cool.)

My dad got me an 80 GB portable hard drive for my birthday. Last year he got me headphones. I don’t know how he does it. He has picked the kind of thing I’ve been eyeing (but always better and unexpected) for two years now. He’s good … dang. 🙂

Otherwise, I’ve had the present of having my mom and sister here this weekend. Everyone has been lovely, as we have family over and somehow nobody’s gone mad. I should sleep. But I won’t. Because I need to catch up on these silly Olympics. I love Joey Cheek. 🙂


Prompts for <lj comm=”7hexes”> February 24, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 4:09 am
HP Fanart Challenge
Character/Pairing: Charlie Weasley/Nymphadora Tonks
1. the cruelest month
2. effect of impact on stationary objects
3. violin
4. draw the line in the sand
5. supernova
6. did you see what I did?
7. candle in the window
Progress: 0/7

just for me. yeah … I’m doing this one, too.


Prompts for <lj comm=”7spells”> February 23, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 1:50 am

I’m going to do this. I figure it will be something to work on that’s more productive than whatever else has been going on in my life.

HP Fanfiction Challenge
Character/Pairing: Sirius Black
1. above the thunder – Costs
2. dragon tears
3. glass moon
4. grey
5. sing the blues
6. history repeats itself
7. concentric ceilings
Progress: 1/7

personal reference. stalk it and be rewarded. 😉


31328 February 21, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:14 pm

It’s not colored yet, but I am too tired to do any decent coloring in great amounts tonight. So I’m giving it to you early. There shall be a dedication. Mm … to good kinds of love between giant freckles and bookworms.

Ahem. I hope you liked it. Now … I’m gonna go make my sandwich. Today’s midterm went okay. I never thought I’d be indebted to Ralph Waldo Emerson. ::silence::


Ooh … February 20, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 8:42 pm

So last night, I stayed up ’til 6 AM. I was drawing fanart. How horrible of me. :grins: I could have studied for my US History Midterm, but no, that would not have kept my attention all night. I went to sleep right before sunrise with thoughts of Hermione/Charlie dancing around in my head. I blame LJ for getting me back into HP Fandom headlong and & for HG/CW, which has become my first OTP. Yeah … fandom here I come.

Hopefully, I’ll get to ink it and maybe color it and x-post it and a few other things. Pretty much, if you pay any attention to this or anything else I happen to be muttering, you’ll see it. Now I have to go study. I’m gonna die. … 6 days ’til I turn 20. I’m a little shocked.


Sheep February 16, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 11:11 am

Yes, I’m doing this, too. I am procrastinating. Help me (in more ways than one)!

Go, please, else I’ll feel like a complete idiot.


is anyone in the mainstream? February 14, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 7:31 pm

I am having one hell of a day. It’s been good, but it’s felt like crap. Maybe this is my mind just screaming: LOOK AT ME! I EXIST! HELLO!

I think about it and I don’t want to be selfish. I know the world doesn’t revolve around me. Sometimes I think it should, but I am sure it doesn’t.

To be clear about the sheer wonderful-ness of my day:
— I woke up with time to spare, I got to class early, and my hair has been doing some wonderful 50s-ish flippy thing all day
— I was informed that I was accepted into the Rome Study Abroad Program
— The library books that I was so worried about were renewed until the end of the week
— my prospectus was extended from today (Tuesday) to Thursday
— my friend Irene left a valentine on my door
— I got a B+ on my history paper
— my friend Kat left me a lovely comment on facebook

Not a bad day at all. In fact, seeing it all in writing, it was downright wonderful. And despite this wonder, I feel this underlying anger in my apartment today. I think people are just sick. And I’ve been huffy besides. Although I swear it was a response. It’s not an excuse, though. I just need to brighten up.

You know, when I finally get into the habit of posting, nobody comments. I am such a comment whore. I guess I just want someone to tell me I’m doing something right.

[edit] Name: Amy
Age: 19 … but I’ll be 20 on the day of the closing ceremonies (Feb. 26)
Location: La Jolla, CA (UC San Diego)
Favorite winter Olympic sport: figure skating, snowboarding, speed skating
Favorite winter Olympic athlete: Michelle Kwan, Belbin & Agosto, Shaun White, Jeffrey Buttle (aww … he’s crying), Apolo Anton Ohno … although there are more, I suppose
Favorite summer Olympic sport: swimming, gymnastics
Favorite summer Olympic athlete: Michael Phelps, someone else?
Which country do you think will end up getting the most medals during the 2006 Olympics? Russia?
Anything else? nope [/edit]



Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 1:51 am

Mmm … love. It’s a nice feeling. And it’s not exclusive to romance. I think that’s the best part. I am not going to take time to wax philosophical about it. I will just say, Happy Valentine’s Day. Take today to witness and give love that is normally taken for granted.

In other, cooler, more productive news:
— very cool site: The Tube Map of Music — some adventurous person mapped out music along the London Tube 🙂 I adore stuff like this!
— I am still procrastinating, but I did finish my Monty Python rasterbation; picture coming soon
— I need to clean my room before my mom comes
— There are less than two weeks until I hit age 20
— I am feeling incredibly antisocial
— I have the urge to bake something chocolate
— my Ravenclaw scarf is still a work in progress
— I am doomed but have come to terms with that sad fact

A final quote:
Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way.

What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.

Fall in love, stay in love and it will decide everything.

Attributed to Pedro Arrupe, S.J. (1907-1991)


Open Wounds? February 13, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 2:54 pm

I have decided to re-open this journal … it’s public again. I’m working on unlocking my old entries. Every now and then there will be a locked entry, especially if I’m just having an emotional fit … electronically. Not likely, but just putting it out there. I don’t post for months, then I do 3 entries in 2 days. I am certifiably mad.


I am in shape …

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 10:02 am

… round is a shape.

Okay, so that done with, I can frankly say that I woke up at 7, at breakfast, woke up a friend, got to the gym at 8, worked out on the eliptical for 10 minutes then promptly vomited in the nearest trash receptacle. That is not what I’d like to call my grandest moment ever, and the stretching was indeed better.

Now I am done with my shower and have class that starts in an hour. I have discovered that my prospectus has received an extension until Thursday. This also means that I should not procrastinate. God, now I’ve done it. I jinxed myself. ::knocks on wood::

I have come to the resolution that I just need to follow through. Please don’t hold me to it. Maybe that way I’ll actually do it. Or, then again, go ahead and nag me. I’d love to talk to you, even if you are getting on my ass for not doing what I should be doing.

I owe it to myself not to give up on a lot of things. Now I just have to believe that.

Ooh … and if you got to the bottom of this post, know that there’s a download in my previous post. Alan Rickman. Voice. Yum.