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I actually have a number of LJs. My oldest one is almost 10 years old by this point - I got it when LJ was still invite-only, in 2001. IIRC, my first LJ entry in that particular LJ was about school and grades. I discovered while re-reading both my old digital journals and my old dead-tree journals that I bitched about school and grades a lot. What can I say, I had a boring life. I might've rambled on a bit about anime, too.

My first entry in [livejournal.com profile] reileen was basically a faux-contemplative thing about why I chose the name "Reileen" and about where I was at that point in my life, which was...not really in a very good place. Better than some, worse than I would've liked.

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Skipped ART227 today in favor of taking an early nap (about 8:30am to 10:15am) before working on my poster mockups for ART264 later tonight. I'm slowly getting used to Illustrator, and am beginning to see why people would like using it, especially for layout and logo design. Because it's vector-based as opposed to pixel-based like Photoshop, it's easier not only to get smoother lines, but also easier to resize things if you decide that you fucked up on something. And it just feels...more organized, somehow. I can't imagine using Illustrator solely for - lulz - illustrating, though. I might try experimenting with doing outlines in Illustrator and then importing those over into Photoshop, especially because Illustrator has that miter thingamabobber thingy that lets you get points on all your sharp corners, which I've always had to add by hand when doing outlines in Photoshop. I think I need to get my hands on an Adobe Illustrator CS3 bible or someshit, to get more familiar with all the doodads and thingamajigs in this program. I've become quite competent with the Pen tool and its crazy Paths over the past few years, so I think I should do fine in picking up Illustrator over my time as an A&D major and then applying it to other stuff (work, play, in-between).

I still have no idea what the fuck is going on in HAA115, but I'm going to have to do some early research on the three-eyed hairerection-sporting deity statue. The professor hasn't handed out, like, an official outline sheet for this paper or anything, but the paper is due May 8th, which is, uh, the day of ACEN! Yeah. So I might as well get familiar with some general stuff. In the meantime, I suppose none of y'all out there would be able to help me out on making sense of the history of ancient Indian art, would you?

I'm going to need to start going to bed earlier on Mondays and Wednesdays; taking a nap in the library is good for a decent recharging of the biological battery, but it's not exactly the most comfortable thing in the world, and I could be using that time to work on homework, or at least to get my urge to dick around on the Internet out of my system before I start being productive.

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I've suddenly been trampled by a bunch of hangout plans. First up is the Vienna Teng performance at Schuba's Tavern this Friday, which I'll be attending with [livejournal.com profile] lysis_to_kill, Lauren, and Melissa. Before that, we'll be eating out (probably at Clarke's Diner), and then after that we'll be crashing at [livejournal.com profile] lysis_to_kill's apartment overnight. I might have to bail out early, though, because I need to get homework done and then do Artist Alley stuff which I still have not started WTF. D:

Then there's ACEN from May 8 to May 10. The crew this time 'round consists of myself, Lauren, Melissa, [livejournal.com profile] lysis_to_kill, Melissa's friend Susan, and Susan's friend, all crammed into a four-person bedroom at the Crowne Plaza. All of us are flailing around a bit as we're ironing the wrinkles out of plans for things to bring, when we'll be checking in, et cetera and so forth. This has the distinction of being [livejournal.com profile] lysis_to_kill's first ever anime convention, so I imagine that the vets in the group will all have fun playing "horrify the anime convention n00b" with her. :D! (Also, Liz, if you want, I'll lend you the first five volumes of a manga called Death Note. You may like it - it's got serial killers, the FBI, and other such things, but with a supernatural twist. Also, the art is purtyful.)

And then finally, it seems that there are plans in the air amongst Lauren, Melissa, and others to go on a weekend Las Vegas trip over the summer, since the prices there have dropped to ridonkulously low levels and airfare is also dirt-cheap. Now this should be interesting if we can get this off the ground!

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Random: I freakin' want Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels.

-Reileen
it seems that the whole experience is terrible and crippling
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I got tagged on Facebook under my real name. Gotta fill this out about my senior year of high school. I'm not tagging anyone for this because this is mostly me just wanting something to post.

1. Did you date someone from your school?
Naw.

2. Did you marry someone from your high school?
No.

3. Did you car pool to school?
No, I drove, mostly.

4. What kind of car did you have?
I can't remember what year it was, but I think it was a '95 or a '97 gold Saturn.

5. It's Friday...where are you in high school?
Running late to my first class at 8:45am, which I think was AP World History with Mrs. Haskins (the Southern Mrs. Haskins, as we referred to her, since there was another Mrs. Haskins - her sister-in-law, I believe - who taught French).

6. It's Friday night...where are you now?
Downstairs in the family room, on the computer, talking with people and generally being geeky. Might even be whining in LJ about how much I hate school.

7. What kind of job did you have in high school?
I didn't have a job.

8. What kind of job do you do now?
lulz, still no job, because I r lazeh.

10. Were you a party animal?
Nope.

12. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Nope (although sophomore year I was keyboards in the orchestra pit for the spring musical).

13. Were you a nerd?
Ya, because 1) I was in theater and 2) I had a shitload of AP classes. (Not as much as this one girl, though, who seriously had all AP classes senior year except for her religion class. Wtffff. The Gods bless her soul.)

14. Did you get suspended or expelled?
Nope, though I got threatened with detention a few times for swearing.

15. Can you sing the fight song?
Uh... "We are the Queen of Peace Pride community..." ...something something something... "...now hear our mighty ROAR!"

16. Who was/were your favorite teacher(s)?
Ms. Prendergast - homeroom (freshman and junior years), English II (sophomore year), religion (freshman year)
Ms. Wille - AP Language (senior year)
Mrs. Haskins - AP World History (senior year)
Mrs. Haskins - French I (junior year)
Mrs. Jancys - French II (senior year)
Mrs. Mares - dean of the class of '05
AMG - theater/media director

...I had a lot of teachers I liked at Peace. XD Too bad most of them have left already. Maybe I'll try finding them on Facebook.

17. Where did you sit during lunch?
At a table near the windows in the cafeteria, with friends.

18. What was your school's full name?
Queen of Peace.

20. What was your school mascot?
A pride of lions.

21. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
Only if that meant I could get all my favorite teachers back. And if we got Ms. Nolan back. And even then it's iffy because, uh, school. o_o;;

22. Did you have fun at Prom?
Enough so.

23. Do you talk to the person you went to Prom with?
No.

24. Are you planning on going to your next reunion?
That depends if I can come back in a blaze of glory. I don't know, maybe?

25. Do you still talk to people from school?
Hi, [livejournal.com profile] lysis_to_kill! Hi, [livejournal.com profile] mia_noire!

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Also, crossing fingers, but I might be able to perform "Sphinx" in time for my 2/21 performance at Borders! Composed nearly all of it Saturday night and then part of Sunday, and now just need to practice some of the transition parts. But for the most part, it's done.

-Reileen
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