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3: A little late to the party...

Posted by ohml in Two Cents, 15 January 2017 · 31 views

Hey guys! I doubt any of you guys noticed my little hiatus, but I indeed had one, lol, We kind of just started a new year and I've noticed all these blog posts about their goals in 2017. I'm not a firm believer of this "New Year, New Me" bull but I'll give it a try. This year, I will have it on record with this blog post, so hold me accountable!

  • Do 200 crunches everyday
  • Read any book, for recreation (notice how I didn't say fun lol) every month.
  • Get a 3.5 GPA or higher during my 2nd semester
  • And most importantly...get past 200k NP in my bank.




Hey guys! I doubt any of you guys noticed my little hiatus, but I indeed had one, lol, We kind of just started a new year and I've noticed all these blog posts about their goals in 2017. I'm not a firm believer of this "New Year, New Me" bull but I'll give it a try. This year, I will have it on record with this blog post, so hold me accountable!

  • Finish my semester with a 3.5 GPA or better
  • Do 200 crunches everyday
  • Read any book, for recreation (notice how I didn't say fun lol) every month.
  • Don't stay up pas

New Years Resolutions

Posted by Rainforce in Rainforce's Blog, 07 January 2017 · 31 views

  • Lose 15kg
  • Be more grateful
  • Save some money
  • Start living on my own
  • Find a SO (ok, doesn't have to be this year, but would be nice)
  • Become more organized

How do you respond to this:

Posted by Kelvin in Awkward Everyday Stuff, 06 January 2017 · 60 views

"You remind me of my best friend who killed themselves."


Seriously, how?

Following the herd..

Posted by Marionette in Marionette's Blog, 04 January 2017 · 63 views
new year, resolutions

If I actually write down some resolutions in a place they're visible by someone other than me then there's an outside chance I may actually stick to them.. maybe. No promises.

  • No more alcohol. It mixes badly with my meds and ends up leaving me ill for days. It's just not worth it.
  • Lose some weight! I know everyone says this but the only person I'm cheating is myself.
  • Read more. Reading makes me happy, so do more! Anyone have any suggestions I can add to a list? What's your favourite book or series?
  • Stop procrastinating. I've had my etsy store planned for over a year now, just get on with it!
  • Fight the fear. Social anxiety is ruling my life and it needs to stop. There's a meet planned in Feb with the girls from WYOO. I am going. I am. Honestly. :ninja:
  • Learn a new skill. Crochet is cool.. right? and knitting?
  • Positive attitude. It's not healthy for the kids to see me being so negative all the time. I need to be a positive role model.

2016 in review

Posted by Karla in Karla's Stuff and Things, 31 December 2016 · 40 views
happy, new, year, 2016, 2017

I've got about 15 minutes before the new year, so I better type this ASAP.


Apart from the numerous celebrity deaths, the political events and elections, and terrorist catastrophes around the world, I'd say my year was about average.


The Good

  • I took Corporate Design & Branding, one of the most anticipated classes on my list. Passed with an A
  • I took Professional Design Practices and got to learn a bunch of professional dos and don'ts, plus our teacher was awesome. Passed with an A-
  • I got my graphic design certificate!
  • I landed an internship with Monument Wealth Management. It's unpaid, but I can still use it in my resume.
  • I found an item that I lost, and ended up with two of that item.


The Bad

  • I took Introduction to Photography, one of the least anticipated classes I've taken, plus our teacher was a dick. Passed with a B+
  • I've been ignored by people who I considered friends. AGAIN. When am I going to learn from this...
  • My mother almost died. She had blood clots in her lungs, and her constant breathing was a symptom. Thankfully her doctor caught it in time.
  • I've decided to delete my Facebook. For the most part, I'm glad I'm done with fake news and status updates that depress me, but I've also lost contact with some people I actually liked.


Earlier this year, I predicted "My prediction is that 2016 is gonna be a crazy motherf*ckin' year. :o" For the most part, I was right. I'm hoping 2017 will be a little more successful for me. I seem to be on my way, for now.

I'm all out of Holiday Cheer

Posted by KyloRen in Welcome to the Dark Side, 13 December 2016 · 78 views
social anxiety, fucking bfs and 1 more...

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Be warned: I'm ranting and venting again because I don't have anyone to rant and vent to in person who can give me a hug.


It seems odd, but I can't stand confrontation so I tend to just give up really easily, which makes it seem like I'm being really nice. I don't want to be nice, I don't like being stepped on, but I'm too afraid of confrontation to do anything about it. I have social anxiety, so confrontation is very difficult for me. I had to have my CA there just to ask my roommate if I could move her desk so it was by her bed instead of right next to my bed and my desk. It's finals week, and I really did not want her boyfriend in our room at all this week. I have insomnia, and have an early final tomorrow, so not being able to go in my room until 11pm or later isn't good for. Issue is, last time I refused to let him, (they wanted to watch a tv show after having the room for 2 WHOLE HOURS), I got the whole "it's not just your room" speech from her. She did sign a roommate agreement that says no opposite gender visitors, and I'm really on the verge of taking it to our CA for help because I can't tell her otherwise I'm just going to get the "it's not just your room" speech over and over again.


It's 9:30 and the ice cream thing our college does during finals week isn't till 10, she could use it now, but she won't. She doesn't think, and as I said I'm too afraid to do anything about it. I don't even want ice cream, but I'm being forced out. And then she goes "Darling, you had all day to study but you played league". One: DON'T EVER CALL ME ANYTHING OTHER THAN MY NAME AND TALK DOWN TO ME! Two: I have insomnia! It wasn't about studying, it was about how much time it takes me to fall asleep when I have an early final tomorrow! I need sleep to be able to perform at my best!


Then there's the fact that I'm just the "backup" roommate. She originally wanted to room with her friend Sam, who got study abroad for the year. I was the second choice. And I'm glad Sam isn't here for the whole year, because when she was, I was completely ignored by everyone. My roommate is constantly rubbing the fact that she'd rather room with Sam in my face (unintentionally, but it still hurts). There are apartment style dorms on campus for four people, and I suggested that if we could find a fourth we could room/live in one together. Instead I hear "oh me, sam, sarah and kerri are living together".


Problem is, then I internalize my hate and utter depression. Yay.


It's only the 13th and I'm already out of Holiday Cheer.
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Posted by FelisNoctua in FelisNoctua's Blog, 23 November 2016 · 99 views

October was SO busy.
Finished paperwork to graduate with my masters, in December.
Saw Cumberbatch in Frankenstein.
Had a fantastic Halloween party, complete with keg beer for trick or treating parents.
And apparently, I got pregnant.
Yes, through birth control, this past long weekend full of nausea, and a missed period, led to two pregnancy tests that said "YES". I'd be thrilled if I didn't feel like I was going to lose what little lunch I could get down.

TV shows

Posted by snowleopard77 in tv shows, 06 November 2016 · 100 views

I have to catch up on my TV shows. I have been doing home work all week so I need to catch up on TV.

I fee like a bad friend

Posted by Mishelle in Mishelle's Blog, 28 October 2016 · 127 views

Aurora's prison bae has finally gotten out of prison and everything I said would happen happened.


Apparently his name is Trey, I literally have been calling him prisonbae for the past 3 years and I still don't really care what his name is. I've been trying to get her to cut things off with him ever since she started this mess of a relationship with him (while he was in prison) because he just sounds like trash. He seemed to me like the type of guy who was just leading her on because he knew he would need a place to stay when he got out of prison. He was released 3 weeks ago and Aurora took off of work to drive 10 hours to Northern California to pick him up and bring him back home. I knew he would try to move in with her because he doesn't have anywhere to go. His sister's dad got a restraining order put on him so he can't live with his mom because of it. She assumed he would eventually move into a halfway house and told me that she would give him a week to find a new place to stay.


Lmao I knew that was a lie. I basically completely fell back. When she texted me about him I just kind of ignored her because if you're already complaining 2 days in this clearly isn't working out. I've been warning you for three years, what more is there to say?


Fast forward to 3 weeks later. She's texting me with pictures of her crying saying that she's done with him because he made her cry. He hasn't found a job, he hasn't even had an interview. He turned down applying for Jamba Juice because he felt that job was beneath him (bitch,,,) and he told her he wanted to do construction because that's "men's work". I'm assuming by "construction" he means the guys who stand in front of Home Depot and wait for a job. Meanwhile, Aurora is paying for everything. Letting him stay in her home. Buying all of their food, Basically she's sugar mama. And I told her not to fucking be sugar mama.


Like if he really loved you he'd want to do better and finally do something for you for a change. You've been putting money on his books, driving a damn near day to go see him, and jumping through hoops for him but what has he done for you? NADA.


So now she's crying in my imessage and shit talking about how she's getting drunk tonight and I'm just so not even remotely moved.


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I'm not gonna say I told you so, but god damn it bitch I told you so. He was an insecure, unintelligent vagabond and I'm glad he's finally gone. He had nothing going for him. He had no job, no money, and no home training. Good riddance. I'm trying so hard to be supportive but I really just want her to be over it already. I was over it 3 years ago.

Just getting my thoughts off my mind right now.

Posted by VooDoo in Words of Peackocky, 24 September 2016 · 143 views

So, as I have announced yesterday on here, I just found out I am pregnant and told my amazing man today!


He was excited, so no worries there. Very happy!


And while this isn't my first time being pregnant, if all goes well, this will be my first time having a baby.


I lost a baby in a car accident a few years ago. And I miscarried another baby. So I am scared that something will go wrong again.


I don't want it to and for the most part I am going to keep a positive mind about it. This is the first time I am in a healthy and loving relationship. I am going to do everything I can to keep our baby healthy.


I am also scared about the day I give birth. That has always scared me. But I am crazy excited to hold our baby for the first time!!!!


I can't wait to find out if our baby is a boy or a girl! I really want a boy but I will equally be just as excited for a girl, because she can be my little princess!


Ok, for now, that's all I need to get off my mind.

[Hearthstone] Quick update on my progression.

Posted by Shane in Megazord's Blog, 15 August 2016 · 176 views

So a small update so you guys know. (I know many of you don't care :lol:)




1. I ended up crafting and cracking open a few notable cards...


Edwin Van Cleef (crafted)
Al'Akir Windlord (pack)
Snake Pit (golden) (first) (pack)
Shadow Stalker (second) (crafted)
Blade of C'thun (first and second) (crafted)


2. Picked up Karazhan also, so now I have the shiny pink cardback!


3. I've got over 1890 wins now.


4. I've been struggling to get the daily quests done, but I can usually finish them up within the 3rd day by rerolling the quests to get ones that match, or are easy to do. Been playing a lot of tavern brawl, which is fun to an extent... But it's the easiest way to finish quests. =/

Running on Caffeine and Misery!

Posted by Pryanka in The Prysm, 18 July 2016 · 134 views

Oh my gosh, let me just start off by telling you the education system in the United States does not prepare you very well for standardized testing!!!


If any of you know me, you know what I'm stressing about in particular: THE BAR EXAM


Till date, most of us can agree that we have been able to pass with minimal effort on our part (Of course, most of us have to study to get straight A's, but I'm talking about just passing - it's pretty difficult to fail high school as long as you submit your assignments on time and show up)


Well, all that worked until High School. Then college went and changed the rules on us. Getting an undergraduate degree definitely required more effort than high school did. But for those of us who didn't do a math/science based degree and opted for a liberal arts major (coughEnglish&Politicscough), it wasn't that strenuous. A couple of essays per semester, and as long as we did our readings and could talk about them a couple times in class - just enough to make our presence known - we got participation points and ambled right along. Most of my classes were not substantively testing me on material I had to memorize every few weeks like the pre-health majors went through. Grades matter, of course, because they determine your ability to get into graduate school or get a competitive job. But the amount of preparation needed to excel in undergraduate classes wasn't that crazy. For the politics class where there was some substantive knowledge of various political theories, you spent maybe a couple weeks leading up to your final exam reviewing your notes. And if the class was an open book final exam...forget it. You just spent enough time to organize your notes, write out answers to past exams, and just make sure everything you needed was in your outline and accessible. And even after all that, 7 times out of 10, I barely looked at my notes while taking the test anyway because there was just so much to write.


After undergrad, enter: Law School
Oh Law School, I think you're set up for failure, and yet I can't figure out an alternative that wouldn't be equally as bad. Let's lay down the basics that you need to know going into my rant. We take "core" classes our first year of law school. These are the "basics" that we build on for the remaining two years. The core classes include: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Torts, Civil Procedure, Property, and Contracts. Coincidentally, these are also the major subjects tested on the bar exam. In fact, one out of the two days is 200 multiple choice questions in those subjects (plus Evidence). Of the 7 subjects, 6 are taken during our first year of law school.


The remaining subjects are: Conflict of Laws, Partnerships, Agency, Corporations, Secured Transactions, Family Law, Wills, and Trusts. These don't really show up in the multiple choice section, but do show up in the essay section. (6 essays, 3 hours, some essays test multiple subjects...so the 7 core subjects plus the 8 additional subjects are all fair game). These subjects are a mix of secondary core classes OR optional classes at most schools. (In my school, we had to take 4 out of 5 from: Business Law, Administrative Law, Evidence, Trusts and Estates, and Tax. The other subjects are optional or covered briefly in other classes. Conflict of Laws was covered in our Civil Procedure class, for example. Family Law and Secured Transactions were completely optional).


So you take your core, you take your secondary core, and you fill up the rest of your law school semesters with electives (Ie. I took an incredible class on Family Violence and Sexual Assault, I took Matrimonial Law Practice, and I joined the Child Advocacy Clinic. Can you see the theme?).


But the problem is that a BULK of the Bar Exam that we are now studying for is made up of those 7 core subjects that we took two years ago! And it's difficult to recall that information with word-for-word clarity, which is what we need for the essay portion of the bar exam. Not only that, studying these subjects in law school is a very nuanced thing. We spent a semester on each of these subjects, flesh out the history and evolution of the rules, and discuss hundreds of court cases that have shaped the law into its current form. To pass a final exam for our law school classes, we had to be able to eloquently discuss all of that, especially case law. The answer to everything was MAYBE, followed by explanations on why it went either way, supporting both sides with case law and favorable interpretations of the statutes at issue.


And now, for the bar exam, we are told to recall the cut-and-dry version of the "rules" and forget all the rest of it. The answer is no longer a maybe. They want a very succinct "IRAC" formula for answering the essays. State the issue, write out the applicable rule in 2-3 sentences, analyze the facts to the elements of the rule...again, very concisely....and finally, conclude one way or another based on your perfunctory analysis.


I mean, an example of an IRAC'd paragraph would be:


The issue is whether the defendant created an irrevocable option. An irrevocable option can be created by a merchant if it is in writing and states that it is irrevocable. If there is no time limit, the offer expires after a reasonable time. Here, the defendant is not a merchant, he is just a consumer. Thus, he could not create an irrevocable offer, and no irrevocable offer was created.


^ Like literally, it's got to be that repetitive. I mean I cut out some details from the rule statement (there are some other elements, and other methods to create irrevocable options) BUT you get the point. No linguistic flourishes. They want that wording very specifically so graders can grade our essays in 2-3 minutes each.


We spent three years learning how to make that paragraph above into a full-blown 10 paragraph essay answer to a final exam question. Now we've got to stop "arguing with the question" and just answer it in that robotic, mechanical way. No time for maybes. No time for exceptions, and case law, and court rationales.


Now, we have to spend three MONTHS (from end of our final semester in ~May until the bar exam at the end of July) to unlearn everything and re-learn it in a way that's appropriate for bar exam writing.


Not only are all the major subjects three years old in our memory, we also have to change our writing and analysis style.


But the icing on that cake - we have to memorize in three months all of those succinct rules distilled from three years of law school. I mean, it's a final certification exam - isn't that the point, you say? It is the point, I get it.


But it's not fair to allow students to take open book law school finals for three years, then expect them to unlearn everything, and re-cram the important rules from all of the subjects they've taken.


We never had to memorize the rules in law school. We only had to know that FRE Rules 401-403 covered Hearsay, and flip to those rules when we needed to reference them. The analysis we always had to do, but no memorization was necessary. You could bring your outline and the statutes to the final exam and flip to whatever rule you needed. Just spot the issue, conduct the analysis on the applicable rule, and you were good. It definitely doesn't prepare you for the bar exam.


I would rather have had to memorize rules for individual classes per semester for three years to have a solid foundation going into bar prep studying. Instead, it was overwhelming as fuck.


Even now, just a week before the exam, I feel confident in my ability to pass the MBE Questions and the MPT exams. (MPT's are "practice tests" where they give us a closed universe of rules and case law, and we have to write out some kind of brief, memorandum, jury instruction, etc. We get 2 of those closed universes. 1.5 hours each. That part doesn't require "learning" because everything you need to write a perfect answer is given to you in the closed universe. I guess it's like a reading-comprehension test for wannabe lawyers to make sure they can actually prepare legal materials and follow instructions)


What I don't feel confident in is those goddamn ESSAYS. Those 6 essays are going to make or break my score, and the biggest problem is that I have to memorize 3 years worth of materials in just 3 months. We have to regurgitate nearly word-for-word on whatever issue and subject they test us on. It's just a lot of goddamn memorizing :(


Most essays we encounter, we can do a cursory read and "answer" and know how all the subparts of the essay will play out. (No, the mother cannot deny her daughter asthma medication even though her cult-like religion forbids medicine. Yes, the mother can cancel her daughter's skating lessons even though the daughter loves to skate, because it's not the courts problem what recreational activities a parent puts their child in).


What is hard is structuring it in that mechanical IRAC format and WRITING.OUT.THOSE.DAMN.RULES. Word for word.


So yeah, it sucks that law school didn't administer final exams in a closed-book setting to emphasize our need to MEMORIZE (and also train us in memorizing those rules so we didn't start from scratch for bar prep). It also sucks that all the major bar exam subjects were the first ones we took in law school and aren't remembered that clearly 2 years later. (Even though I also know those are foundational subjects and they can't do it any other way).


I'm just salty.


And whining. And venting. And miserable because the bar exam is seven days away and I keep getting my non-hearsay exceptions mixed up with my hearsay exceptions -cry-


And for some reason, I never get any answer involving depraved-heart murder right.

Guide to when I am trolling and when I am not

Posted by ortin in cello adventures!, 24 June 2016 · 248 views

When I am trolling, I try to take the most absurd position and actively try to generate as much outrage as possible. Example: before I had planned to vote for Trump as a joke because I thought he was entertaining. I don't defend my trolling because that was never the point. This will continue as long as I am immature enough to find it entertaining.


This is different from when I want to debate. Sometimes I have controversial opinions, and sometimes I argue the opposite side from what I believe because that is a great way to broaden my knowledge of an issue on both sides. I try to explain why I think so, and the logical steps between the steps. Occasionally this causes just as much or more outrage, but know that it was never my intention.


TL;DR: Contrary to popular opinion, I am not trolling all the time.

Winter is here.

Posted by Swarley in A Bit of This and That, 23 June 2016 · 193 views

I have a lot of free times on my hand during this Winter, and I decided to try to watch GoT again. For the third time. Both times I tried I stopped on S01E09. I need to catch up, gdi! Especially after the last episode, because people have been talking so much about it e.e


So yeah, I have a lot to watch. Good luck, me.

And so the long, arduous battle begins!

Posted by WarezHaxor in Thoughts from the dark corner..., 21 June 2016 · 214 views

Well...today marks the day I submitted the custody papers for my kids. Their mother has hung up on her children repeatedly since she's moved away because she thinks they don't want her when she calls 10 minutes after their bedtime. She's pushed so many of my buttons recently despite spending over $4000 of my hard earned money to get her new clothes, makeup, an apartment, and everything she wanted to get out, fixed the car she bought to move away with and even helped her move. After all of the help I've given to her even though she's cheated on me 5 times in 6 years, and she still feels a need to try to piss me off. So from this point on it is a waiting game until the public defender gets a hold of me, and the judge sees the case. I know this is going to be a long and stressful fight, and to be honest I do feel like a sleaze ball having to involve the court, but I do need to look out for those girls and my own rights to them. Rather quick entry this time around, I'm anxious and nervous, and don't know what to think or expect especially when she gets served with the paperwork herself, but I do feel I have a good case, and so I remain optimistic. I will keep this blog updated as news occurs on the situation, and I hope it helps to serve as a lesson to anyone who may end up in the same boat as me. Protect your kids, protect your rights, and be willing to do whatever it takes, even if you feel bad for doing something like this. It only guarentees your rights to your kids.


Posted by Chappy in Chappy's Scraps~, 19 June 2016 · 161 views
life, meh, blah

Is that even the right word. I'm going to just rant to clear some space in my head. Grammar errors will be on here. I know.

It's summer break and I literally don't want to be anywhere. I don't want to be home. Nothing is wrong. If anything it's going well in the house. (*knocks on wood*) I just have no ambition for anything. I'm not depressed, but the word "Meh" comes to mind.


I'm still crafting, but it also feels like "Meh". Don't really want to socialize anywhere besides maybe Instagram. Is that even a place where people socialize?
It's not even loneliness. If anything I feel lost as hell.


Everyone I know in the Christian community that I'm involved in is going to missions. FB is just filled with that and since I'm not going I don't really care to go on when I have to skim down for 5mins to get normal news. (Not saying mission isn't important here, but I almost wish I went again.) I decided not to go since I wanted to find some job over the summer at least.


My other close friend is going to an internship/trip for Anthropology which costed like 5 grand. She had the school scholarship to cover it. I really wish I could have gone to that. It's guaranteed helpful for the future, but I don't have 5 grand hanging around.


Idk what I'm doing. Everyone here seems like they have their shit together. They know where they are going and what is next.
I hate it when people ask me what I'm going to do in the few years. I just don't know. I do think about it. If anything I stress so much about it haha


I'm about to graduate soon and I'm terrified. Bet like 90% people are like: WHY YOU CHOSE STUPID MAJOR?
But that's what I wanted. I was really passionate. I was really excited to do some research and something to my major. And now I feel nothing. Literally nothing. No ambition. I feel like I'm in a film where everything is still moving and I'm on pause. I'm not unhappy, but I wish I had that passion and social attitude I had before.


I'm not looking for a solution to my problem. The problem won't be solved by others except through myself.
I just wanted to clear some thoughts and be honest with myself somewhere.


TLDR: Meh. I usually love to socialize and because I have no idea what I'm doing in the future I stopped socializing.

Yep. Examinations have begun.

Posted by firedrops in Something that I can't find a decent name for, 07 June 2016 · 210 views

Finished two out of the 4 exams in total, so I can have a bit of breathing space now. I'm fairly confident that I did okay. But, at the moment I feel brain dead and do not feel like doing anything. Irony is that I'm writing this blog xD


I always get exam stress -.- Usually that's why I screw up majorly, cause when you panic, you forget shit :( Strangely, I was completely calm before the exam, and then the exam was delayed by half an hour due to unknown reasons, and that threw me off. But, other than that it was quite smooth sailing for the day...


Also, I feel like everything in uni is digitalised. All you work is electronic, and is marked online, so I guess that may be a reason for deterioration in my handwriting as well as speed in writing xDD At least I finished the entire paper for both though.

I'm working on my first EDM track!

Posted by HiMyNameIsNick in Shitlord Stuff, 01 June 2016 · 381 views

So yeah. I'm into jazz but I'm into electronic music also.
This is the 1st section of my first EDM piece.


I'm working with Ableton Live 8 (so that's why the mix might suck a little :p -it took me 5 fucking hours- )


Listen on Soundcloud.com


What do you guys think?

⋯ pretty pixels cabinet.

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I just realized why I like Codex as much as I do

Posted by Lucy in thoughts/things, 28 May 2016 · 406 views
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It's 2:30 am and I am very emotional. Excuse the emotional-ness.


Anyway, if someone gains some kind of knowledge they share it with the community. There is no sense of elitism, minimal clique-ness, maximum helpfulness, greatest sense of community.


10/10, would register again.

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