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Where I want to be right now.

15th March 2010 (15:09)
anxious
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I can't help but feel: anxious
My ears a filled with: Foals -- Spanish Sahara



...surrounded by poodles and pear trees.

Imogen Quest [userpic]

I wish I had a pizza and a bottle of wine.

11th March 2010 (23:37)
blah
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I can't help but feel: blah
My ears a filled with: Girls -- Lust for Life

The Underbelly


School has made me a little bit insane. This is what I think of whenever someone mentions the underbelly of a city.

Also, I miss pets. I just want something to cuddle with, no questions asked, and I've been missing my poodle more than usual lately.

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Sometimes I feel that I was born backwards.

20th February 2010 (02:13)
drained

I can't help but feel: So friggin' tired...
My ears a filled with: In The Loop

So, I made these a while ago, mainly to fill my own icon needs and mess around with photoshop. I thought I'd post them, just in case anyone was interested.

Life is so fucking good I can taste it in my spit.Collapse )

Any textures that were used in the making of these were made by the wonderful xeludes

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St. Clare was the patron saint of embroiderers....this place was doomed from the start.

6th February 2010 (15:36)
exhausted

I can't help but feel: exhausted

Create Your Own TV Show Meme

1. Comment to this post with "I surrender!" and I'll assign you the basis of some tv show idea. (Science fiction show, medical drama, criminal procedure, etc...)
2. Create a cast of characters, including the actors who'd play them
3. Add in any actor photos, character bios and show synopsis that you want.
4. Post to your own journal.
 

zombres  gave me "MEDICAL COMEDY IN SPACE. With plenty of surrealism and dream sequences, and I expect Noel Fielding to pop up occasionally, perhaps dressed as a bear (who prefers Genaro's). X^D"

So, basically, I'm envisioning this as a mix of Green Wing and the Mighty Boosh, with sprinklings of Spaced, Scrubs, Black Books, and, of course, SPACE.

Can I just say that this was INCREDIBLY difficult? There's a good chance that this would be a really bad show, what with the fact that I know nothing about writing absurdest comedy and basically just tried to throw together a bunch of funny people that I like. So...be nice, is all I'm saying. 

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This picture is making me happy

4th February 2010 (20:00)
artistic

I can't help but feel: artistic




While you're at it, you should check out the rest of his stuff.

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Thoughts on Oscar noms....

2nd February 2010 (14:11)
lethargic
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I can't help but feel: lethargic
My ears a filled with: Would I lie to you?

I'll try to stay positive here, but we'll see how it goes:

  1. I'm quite happy to see how many nominations The Hurt Locker got. In general, I'm not a huge fan of modern war movies because they often seem very preachy, which distracts from the storytelling (in my opinion). However, I think that THL avoids this, while also being quite genuinely heartbreaking and interesting. Even if you're not interested in war films, I'd really suggest checking this one out.
  2. In The Loop's screenwriting nomination makes me really happy. Seriously, this film is brilliant: like many good political comedies, it is both hilarious and rather depressing. So, if you can stomach a bit of lingering malaise over the state of politics (and the vulgarity of it all), I'd really suggest it!
  3. Of course, I'm glad that Carey, Nick Hornby, et all got some respect. :D
  4. I'm not sure how Partly Cloudy (aka the short film before Up) didn't get nominated (seriously, IT MAKES ME CRY), but since it didn't I'm completely backing A Matter of Loaf and Death!
  5. I don't think this is a popular opinion, but I'm really not fond of Sandra Bullock and The Blind Side seems incredibly ridiculous and cliched, so I hope neither of them win. Sorry. (No, I haven't seen it, so feel free to berate me for this opinion.)
  6. If Avatar wins best picture I will seriously cut a bitch. Yes, I've seen it. Yes, it's both visually beautiful and technologically incredibly, but that doesn't make it worthy of best picture.
  7. Is it just me, or does James Cameron seem like a bit of an arse?
So...yeah. I think I might actually watch this year (something I don't think I've done since the first year of high school). What do you guys think? Any surprises for you guys? Things that make you happy?

Also, SNOW. It's so crisp and lovely out right now. :D

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"Doppelgänger Week"

29th January 2010 (23:41)
My ears a filled with: Mumford and Sons...still

Oh, and because "Doppelgänger Week" over at facebook supposedly ends tomorrow, I need help deciding who my ultimate Doppelgänger actually is. I've been told I look like the following people multiple times, so I'm not sure who's closest:

1. Kirsten Dunst

I'm honestly not really a fan of KDunst (despite my love of 'Wimbledon'), but I can't really deny that there's some resemblance in the bone structure. I mean, I've had to deal with my friends calling me Mary Jane for weeks after Spiderman was released and I've had random people point it out as well. *shrugs*

2. Carey Mulligan

Ms Mulligan, on the other hand, I adore. She's a fantastic actress, ridiculously adorable, AND one of my favorite Doctor Who guest stars. However, I'm not sure if we'd look as similar without the similar hair.

3. Jennifer Morrison (aka Dr. ALLISON Cameron)

I've been getting this comparison for a while now: it's actually part of the reason why I started watching 'House'. I mean, I had been wanting to watch it anyway, but the desire to know who the hell this Dr. Cameron character was tipped me over the edge.

Poll #1518540 So, what do you think:

Who is my Doppelgänger?

Kirsten Dunst
1(50.0%)
Carey Mulligan
1(50.0%)
Jennifer Morrison
0(0.0%)
Cheers, guys!

Imogen Quest [userpic]

So come out of the cave, walking on your hands.

29th January 2010 (23:15)
bouncy

I can't help but feel: bouncy
My ears a filled with: Mumford and Sons (which I'm addicted to, thanks to the BBC)

Okay, so it's been an exhausting week: three midterms, two labs, and quiz on top of everything else. So, though I probably should be getting a head start on next weeks homework, I've decided that I kind of need a break. Thus, it's time for memes!

FIRST (thanks so much to zombres for the exceptionally lovely words!):


Reply to this post, and I'll tell you one reason why I like you. Then re-post this and spread the love.


AND
 

RULES:
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!

My answers to the icon meme.Collapse )


Anyway, I've still got my "TV Pilot" meme to do, but that's going to take a bit more time!

In other news, I've officially applied to study abroad next fall! My first choice is the Kings College Premed program in London, which looks absolutely stellar: living in the heart of London + shadowing at different hospitals + taking a course about medical ethics, anthropology, and practice = A FRIGGIN' DREAM COME TRUE!! No matter what I'll wind up in London, but the KC program just seems so perfect that I really hope it works out. Fingers crossed!

Speaking of ridiculously perfect things, I've applied for a lease on this excellent house with a group of friends. We are hoping to get the top floor, while some other people (who I don't know too well, but are friends of friends) will have the bottom floor(s). It's a seriously awesome place AND it's a pretty good deal, considering the area and the amenities that it comes with. Also, the landlady is totally sweet and awesome and is both okay with me subletting next fall if I go abroad AND says a can have a fish (I'm in serious pet withdrawal, and, unfortunately, my potential future flat-mate is allergic to cats)! So, fingers crossed once again!

Oh! Also, I'm now the proud owner of the Mighty Book of Boosh and HOLY CRAP: BEST INVESTMENT EVER! Seriously, it's really hilarious and brilliant and makes me happy. :D

Now, to go work on my chem lab/procrastinate!
Cheers!

Imogen Quest [userpic]

We never did too much talkin' anyway

1st October 2009 (11:32)
tired
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I can't help but feel: friggin' exhausted, yo!

I stole this from zombres because I'm lame and love to procrastinate when I should be doing my homework. Anyhoo, it's fun!

You have to choose the ACTORS who will play:
- Yourself a.k.a. the main character:
- The true love:
- The "mistake":
- The true love's best friend:
- The rival:
- Mom:
- Dad:
- Sister/brother (or both):
- The best friend:
- The gay best friend:
- The pet:
- The city: (note: I'm assuming you don't have to chose an actor to play the city, though that might be HILARIOUS.)

And now you have to choose YOUR PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK, of course:
- Opening credits:
- Working/studying montage:
- Falling in love:
- The kiss:
- Sex:
- The break up:
- The psychological breakdown:
- The Return to Calm:
- Shopping with friends:
- Getting back together:
- End Credits:

And I will call it, 'Not Alexander'!Collapse )

Note: So, I don't really know what's up with the formatting, but all of the song titles link to a .zip download if you want them.


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You had me at "teenage supermodel."

25th September 2009 (23:22)
impressed

I can't help but feel: impressed
My ears a filled with: Zooey Deschanel -- Sugar Town

Oh man! I totally forgot the real reason that I wanted to make a post!

So, I've been reading my Genetics textbook like a good little student, and found out this:


A rare x-linked recessive phenotype that is interesting from the point of view of sexual differentiation is a condition called testicular feminization syndrome, which has a frequency of about 1 in 65,000 male births.

Those of you who are obsessed with House (as I am), will find this particularly interesting thanks to the episode in season two with the (coked-out, sexually abused) model who happened to have this syndrome*. Remember that? Did anyone else assume that this condition was basically ridiculously rare? I mean, I know that 1 in 65,000 isn't exactly a huge percentage, but that makes is much more common than I previously realized.

Any-hoo, I just thought that was interesting. I guess House isn't always quite so far-fetched as it seems.

*House called it male pseudo-hermaphroditism, but it can also be referred to as androgen insensitivity syndrome.
(Androgen's being a name for male sex hormones.)