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Monday, September 10, 2001
05:47 p.m.

*gasp* Being chased by loads of homework! Must escape into cyberspace!! *dives headfirst online* Must hide, must procrastinate! Must do nothing!

There's that whole time management thing haunting me again... Rats. :P Off to read three chapters of Psych...

Friday, September 7, 2001
10:30 a.m.

Too- much- school- work!! *crash*
So this is what it's like to lack a social life. :) My 'social' life now consists of two message boards, e-mail, ICQ and lots of nice classmates whose names I don't yet know. Speaking of message boards... Nox AKA SilverHawk ended his massively successful piece of fan-fiction over at the Andromeda board today... *sniffle* It was fun. :) But I did actually manage to draw some blaphemous little pictures for him during English class. >;) *insert evil laughter here* He managed to inspire a NEW alter ego who will be used exclusively for message boards and general foolery.

Name: BlackUnic0rn (in Andromedan Vedran mode) OR IronMaiden (in cutely-evil centaur mode)
Physical Appearance: BlackUnic0rn: Vedran, pure black, green eyes, pretty built, about 6' from her hooves to her ears (I dunno what Vedrans really look like, so they's feathered centaurs till I learn different). IronMaiden: centaur, tawny body, green tail, dark chocolate brown hind legs, mane and 'gloves' on human arms, golden skin, green eyes.

Thanks for the inspiration, SilverHawk. YOu *WILL* get a picture out of this. :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2001
07:20 p.m.

La la la la la! It goes around the essay, just la la la la la...

You have any idea how hard it is to argue something poignantly in only 750 words?!

Tuesday, September 4, 2001
07:04 p.m.

According to this box of Honeycomb cereal, you can apparantly 'buy' the boyband o-Town on

Which then begs the question: what do you do with them??

Tuesday, September 4, 2001
03:20 p.m.

Did I need another reason to admire Mr. Keith? Well, really can there ever be enough? ;) So in his spare time, when he's not prowling around the set of Andromeda in a chian-mail tank top, he teaches drama classes to juvenile delinquants? I am IMpressed. :) Between the amazing acting skills, the amazing writing skills, the hair, the grin and now this, I think I've found another god!! If I find out KHC can sing, I can think of a duet that would cause me to liquify into component proteins...

Ack! And that was biology class infringing on my vernacular... hey, I guess that means I'm learning! PAAAAAAARTY!!! :D

Monday, September 3, 2001
09:23 p.m.

Things are starting to come together with my halloween costume! :D Background: I'm going as Trance from Andromeda, the cute purple chick with a tail. Things I need are: something to dye my skin purple for a day (or two, what the hell!), bit of purple dye for my hair, maroon lipstick, brightly colored bodysuit, thick belt, and of course, a tail.

So I solved the belt problem courtesy of Winners and have a great idea for the bodysuit. I have a black one I was going to use for my Black Unicorn outift last year (the idea went boom BTW), I figure I'll get some sparkly brightly colored fabric paints and brush 'em all over it. I also have the wide elastic tail-band from the Unicorn attempt. The Unicorn tail is still attached to it, but that can be remedied. I tried on the bodysuit and the belt together and it's great! Right now since it's all black, I look like Emma Peel (The Avengers chick). =^.^=

Sunday, September 2, 2001
05:00 p.m.

MindFire is evil. : )

There's my brother and I sitting in the kitchen making Kraft Dinner and the two 'NSYNC luvin preteens next door are jitterin spasmodically around their deck to the tortured strains of a boyband whose members are at least a decade their elders. Oh, the horror! What to do?! Go upstairs, put my speakers in my window, pop in 'Best of the Beast' and crank out 'The Evil That Men Do'. Results? Damn! Apparantly not scary enough!! Load 'Mutter', play 'Ich Will'. Shoot. Still not enough! Switch to Disturbed, blare 'Stupify'. Oh, they're looking unnerved!! A good sign! Just as I'm searching for my Orgy disk, I hear the unmistakable, rhthmyic, unapologetically carnal introduction to Nine Inch Nails 'Closer'. It only takes a few lyrics to get them scrammin' indoors! Hooray for my brother and his take-no-prisoners stereo system!

We promise never to use this power for evil....


Sunday, September 2, 2001
01:35 p.m.

Steps to writing a successful persuasive essay By: Stormi J Kahn

1. Get yourself all hopped up on coffee so your fingers can keep up with your rapidly firing synapses.

2. Know your audience. If it happens to be a single Internet-illiterate English proffesser, for Godís sake take full advantage of this and talk about the Internet.

3. Donít use words that are too big- just use the correct words, whether theyíre four letters or fourteen. And donít use the same adjective more than twice per essay and definitely not in the same paragraph.

4. Stockpile music, food, coffee, other beverages and a portable phone near your workstation. If youíre on the computer, place computer disks within easy reach. The less moving, the less oportunity to lose your precarious train of thought.

5. Itís a persuasive essay which means you need to be arguing for (or against) something so pick an issue you actually DO feel strongly about rather than what you think your instructor would LIKE you to write about. For goodness sakes, have a spine!

Guess what I've been doing this weekend. :)

Friday, August 31, 2001
12:37 p.m.

Raptor and I made brownies yesterday. :) Well, actually Raptor made 'em and I just stirred the batter and got in the way. And ate them. They weren't half bad. Cel came over and gave us her expert opinion, which further boosted our confidence (read: she didn't hate them).

And afterwards all three of us went to the playground and got sand in every scrap of clothing and our hair too. :P But it was fun! It's amazing- I remember I could fool around on a playground for hours when I was younger and now, I just got so tired so fast. Am I wussing out in my old age??!

Wednesday, August 29, 2001
12:29 p.m.

I woud like to know what sadist scheduled my Symbolic Logic class for 9 o'clock in the morning. I'm very rarely a logical person and am hardly coherant, much less logical, at that time of day. The campus Tim Horton's is almost certainly in cahoots with whomever did that scheduling manouver and will probably be able to count my daily contribuations as a major percentage of their profit by the end of the year. Argh. I am truly now a penniless starving student. Thank goodness for the $2.15 pizza quarters. :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2001
02:15 p.m.

...Have I lately mentioned how much Bruce Dickinson rocks? Well then. :) I guess it's high time (especially since I missed giving him a birthday salute on August 8th...)


(This fanatic outburst brought to you by listening to 'Infinite Dreams' a dozen times in a row.) Whatta voice!

Tuesday, August 28, 2001
11:42 a.m.

Another interesting day at school. First class today, History 120 @ 9:30, is going to be COOL. The instructor (Robert 'Call me Bob' Irwin) is amazing, he really knows his stuff, he's really interested in it and makes it exciting AND he's a great storyteller. :) Thumbs up Stormi seal of approval.

Psychology 104- not so promising. :P Instructor wasn't even there, left us in the uh, 'capable' hands of an Economics prof with a video of herself telling us what we'll be doing- bascially memorizing our textbooks by the sounds of it. Once again, :P

The power went out at work last night. It was great fun. Hutning down flash-lights, chasing people out of the store... it stayed off for about 45 min and we were all set to go home at 6:30 when the lights came back on. Bah! Oh well. It was amusing.

Monday, August 27, 2001
12:25 p.m.

I'm in school, between classes. Philosophy 120 is boring and dry as heck so far, but the material looks promisingly easy. Basically I read things, decide whether they make logical sense or not and then argue to my heart's content. :)

Biology 108 looks interesting, if only because our instructor is cool and pretty entertaining. Thankfully, he doesn't grade on a curve either, so I won't end up on the bottom of the heap if I'm surrounded by doctors-in-the-making. Most of the folksin this class are headed into pred-med or veterinary sciences or something else in the 'hard' sciences genre.

I have English next and I actually did manage to find the right room, after some panicking, so now I know where to go. God, this keyboard is bloody uncomfortable! There's a little pad right where my wrists rest and it's making it damn hard to type. I'm not lazy! I don't need to rest my hands!! Oh well. There's printing facilities here as well, nice, fast laser printers. >:) So I guess this means I'll be sending Skikardi off through the grinder- er, publisher circuit- again. SWEEET!!! It's been almost two years since I last submitted the manuscript to a publisher. Think I'll try TOR again... Maybe I can get a kinder rejection letter than the last one... ;)

Sunday, August 26, 2001
12:18 p.m.

Last entry before I start college. I'm scared now!!! What if I can't handle the workload because of my job? I'd have to quit then and then I wouldn't have any source of income. What if my classes aren't interesting? What if I get another crappy teacher? What if I don't learn anything?? Crap! Now I'm not ready for school to start and it starts TOMORROW!!
*runs back to bed and curls up under the blankets*

Friday, August 24, 2001
04:21 p.m.

Got myself all college-oriented today. :) It was fun! I like my new school. It's all connected together with pedways so I don't have to go outside at all during the winter (THANK GOD) when travelling between classes. I also claimed a locker - rather chaotic ritual: find a locker with nothing in it close to your classes, quickly snap your lock on and glare threateningly at anyone moving in to contest your choice. You'd think they'd have some regimented system of locker-adoption but apparantly its every student for themself. There's also a swimming pool, big library and all kinds of food places inside. There's even alcoves with comfy couches. I think I could live there. :)

Thursday, August 23, 2001
11:18 p.m.

Comrade Asche took me to see The Others tonight. Holy Jebus! What a creepy movie! I haven't had to curl up in my seat and grip hands with my movie-going pardner since... uh, well The Relic but that was more because the movie was so effin' BAD it was making me ill... But THIS... WOW!!! No blood and gore, just an insane mindtrip. I loved it. :)