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Monday, March 14th, 2005
Check out my digs, dawg.
I'm sitting at my nice new wooden roll-top desk with billions of drawers and shelves, surrounded by books of the like of "The Facts on File Dictionary of Forensic Science" and "I Always Look Up the Word Egregious" and "Why Do Buses Come In Threes?". Next to me, on top of the desk, is a shint black and neon blue 'space saving' radio/CD player/alarm/clock set. On my other side, on the wall, underneath my three shelves of stuffed animals, action figures, dragon statuettes, and animal figures, is a white dry erase board, placed just so I can whip my right hand out and scribble down some note or another.
And in front of me? A laptop, complete with wireless Internet, with a mouse plugged in and my portable hard drive. Not too bad of a set-up, eh?
So I'm just leaning back - in my nice new black desk chair - typing away on my mum's old laptop she just gave me, listening to country music on my radio, in my room that I straightened up just today so there's nothing lying around making it look messy. I feel accomplished today.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: American Country Countdown on KYGO
|Books books books!, as Owen would say. Also: Math.
I owe one dollar in overdue fines for each of the following:
Federal jobs in law enforcement / Jack Warner, Beverly Sweatman.
Obernewtyn / Isobelle Carmody.
Crime : a serious American problem / Information Plus.
Zodiac unmasked : the identity of America's most elusive serial killer revealed
First meetings : three stories from the enderverse / Orson Scott Card.
"This is the Zodiac speaking" : into the mind of a serial killer / Michael D. Kell
Opportunities in law enforcement and criminal justice careers / James D. Stinchcom
Malicious intent : a writer's guide to how murderers, robbers, rapists, and other
Written in blood : a history of forensic detection / Colin Wilson & Damon Wilson.
Shadow puppets / Orson Scott Card.
The source of magic / Piers Anthony.
The Dastard / Piers Anthony.
A murder in Macedon : a mystery of Alexander the Great / Anna Apostolou.
Roc and a hard place / Piers Anthony.
Basically? Science fiction, fantasy with bad puns, historical fiction about Alexander the Great, and nonfiction about crime, forensic science, and the Zodiac serial killer. Strange? You betcha.
I also just got two new CSI books, and a "guide" to 81 great ideas. And I've reached the fifth chapter (on betting and odds) in "Why Do Buses Come in Threes?", from here on abbreviated as WDBCiT? since I talk about it so much.
WDBCiT? is awesome, I must say. The first chapter alone, about Fibonacci numbers? And then later on in the book, when it mentions the bell curve graph and I feel warm and proud about the fact that I so totally have the notes for standard deviation in my binder because we did that not too long ago in Geometry. I think I may spend my three days off doing math homework, I really do. And maybe doodle in the margins stuff I learned from WDBCiT? - oh, and circle every Fibonacci number that comes up as an answer in a special color. That would make it interesting for me.
I need to make a math icon. *wanders off*
I'm 15! That's too young to be nostalgic, damn it!
A thread dealing with childhood tv shows is making me all nostalgic. Although it's nice to know that I'm not the only person who would jump at the chance to be on Legend of the Hidden Temple if it ever came back. And did you people know that Clarissa Explains it All is coming out on DVD soon? Freaking awesome!
Hah, at my school, we totally talk more about Lifetime movies and old Nick shows than any of the big current money winners. It's crazy. I doubt more than five kids (out of 2700) could name more than two characters on Lost, or on CSI, but going by the random sample of my Business Law class, 2600 of them can name all the characters of Friends and Saved By the Bell. I love my school sometimes.
And no, I don't just wanna date Zach because while talking about childhood shows, I mentioned Legend of the Hidden Temple and he immediately jumped up and said "Blue Barracudas are the best!" I swear. There has to be another reason. Oh, right! He has soft hair. There we go.