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 So I've been on campus for a bit today, put in an hour or so over in Pepper and have just settled into my cubicle over in Psych for the rest of the day...only to find no music loaded onto my iPod!?!   

This would be so upsetting if:
1. I didn't spend a few hours last night making new playlists and uploading them to my Cthulhu snuggled iPod and 2. I didn't need it to tune out the world around me.

I watched it update.  WTF!?!  Is my trusted and loved iPod mini dead?  I recently reformatted it and it updated last week just fine.


Current Location:
grad cubes
Current Mood:
worried worried
Current Music:
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I've been kicking around the idea of an area shirt for the cognitive grad students here, but with a personalized front that kind of gets at the lenses/goggles we need to use when looking at various articles, empirical evidence we see, and who to try to channel when we are writing prospectuses/articles/theses/dissertations.  I was thinking something along these lines....


You would personalize the front in a What Would Advisor's Initials Do? format.  For us I was thinking that we could try wear them as an area on Fridays when we have our bag lunches...or anytime really.  It could use a little tweaking.  I'd really like to get my hands on the department logo instead of a university one.  The backs can be preprinted, but we'd have to personalize the fronts ourselves.

Would you find this funny?  Offensive?  Would you order one (if school colors and department logos were appropriate)?

Current Location:
Home for Lunch
Current Mood:
geeky geeky
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Currently I'm spending my work-from-home day (and conincedentally the Jewish New Year - What a bad Jew I am!) reading journal articles and drinking margaritas at a local Mexican restaurant (and my favorite one in Tally) while the mechanics two doors down give my car new (and expensive! - Who needs a massage?) breaks. *sigh*

***Edited because my fucked up phone and Txt LJ failed to bring you the whole truth in one coherent post!

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Stolen from ihave_themoon and  rmmcgrath.   Check out my # 1 and # 3!  Good to know that a career matchmaking service agrees with me -  plus as a psychologist you are a statistician and writer of sorts.

1. Go to
2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top ten results

Here are mine!

1.   Professor  (the ultimate goal!)
2.   ESL Teacher
3.   Massage Therapist  (I already am one!)
4.   Anthropologist
5.   Statistician
6.   Epidemiologist
7.   Librarian
8.   Computer Trainer
9.   Writer
10. Market Research Analyst
Current Location:
out the door
Current Mood:
okay okay
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Meme taken from ihave_themoon

Here is how it works: copy this list. Leave in the bands you've seen perform live. Delete the ones you haven't and add new ones that you have seen until you reach 25. An asterisk means the previous person had it on their list. Two asterisks means the last two people who did this before you had that band on their list. Three asterisks etc...

1. U2
2. Pink Floyd
3. The Greatful Dead
4. Billy Joel*
5. Nirvana
6. Smashing Pumpkins
7. George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadellic
8. Fishbone
9. Lenny Kravitz*
10. Dave Matthews Band
11. The Black Crowes*
12. The Jesus & Mary Chain
13. Pearl Jam
14. The Red Hot Chili Peppers
15. Alice In Chains
16. INXS
17. Lush
18. Rage Against The Machine
19. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
20. Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
21. Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
22. Tesla
23. The Couting Crows
24. Poison
25. Ministry

Current Location:
Psychology Cubical
Current Mood:
okay okay
Current Music:
Heartbreaker - Pat Benetar
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My early morning clearheadedness, note taking, and ideas that were to be put to good use this afternoon were hardly utilized after all.  First, there was a storm that knocked out the power for a good hour.  Then, an actual neighbor has decided to move into the other townhouse that makes up the duplex in which I dwell.  That alone wouldn't have been a big deal, but the lawyer and owner cannot find the key and have been sitting in the driveway for hours, their only cell phone has died and I've had to lend mine to help get the locksmith(s) to come and drill the lock. 

The unit has been part of an Estate - that much I knew - well, my new neighbor is a young 22 year old who is inheriting the townhouse because he has lost both parents.  Ah, well, been there, done that.

So, back to my unproductive afternoon:

The dogs are none too happy!  They have been barking like crazy because - people outside, and Mommy keeps going out to lend the phone, and, and, and...... 

I have a massage to give at 5:30 only I don't want to leave until the lock is drilled and the dogs settle a bit, but I might not have a choice.  I have given Jake and Elwood some Benadryl to help with the calming down and the barking at things outside while I'm gone. 

Current Location:
Current Mood:
disappointed disappointed
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Hello All!  As ususal I have been no-so-good about the updating as of late and (also as usual) I promise to try to make more with the post-y post-y.  I have missed you so and have been trying to keep up with my lj reading, but have fallen behind.  Please forgive me and if there is something I should have read do direct me to it right away.

July is shaping up to be Potteriffic!  The weekend before last was centered around the OotP movie release. robvangraham and I ventured to Orlando so that we could view the latest HP movie on IMAX and in 3-D to boot!  I thought the movie was fantastic even though I think it could have done with 15 more minutes in order to explain a few imortant (I think) details and relationships.  This is the first movie that if you haven't read the book you might be in trouble as not all questions are answered - like who sent the dementors at the beginning of the movie.  The entire flick is not in 3-D (though that may have been very cool) only the flight to the battle and the battle in the Dept of Mysteries - and it was AWESOME!  I highly recommend it!

This past weekend I made the short trek to Gainesville so that   robvangraham and I could pick up our copies of HP and The Deathly Hallows that he had pre-ordered for us.  After a brief experiment in what happens when hundreds of people (not all of whom seem keen on personal hygiene) are stuffed into one bookstore we took our books and headed back to his place with plans to dive right into book 7.  Graham had stocked his place with all the necessities and with the exception of going out for our Starbucks on Saturday morning we stayed in until we were through reading.  He finished about 2.5 hours earlier than I on Saturday evening.  Overall I enjoyed the conclusion of the series very much.  It started with a bang and ended almost perfectly with a few "get on with it already" moments in the middle.  There were a few things I had guessed right and a few I missed completely.

This morning I am back home in Tally with loads of actual work to get done, but more on that later.....
Current Location:
Pepper Office
Current Mood:
geeky geeky
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Explanation: Going to pilates...running late due to slow participant = trying to change in car.
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Light turned green and now I'm driving without pants on. Damn. Hope I don't get pulled over or anything.
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Well folks, this is a first for me......as not only have I not had time to post, but I have not really had time to read LJ either.  Usually I am lurking in the shadows reading and staying up to date on everyone.  I'm working on catching up, but if there is anything uber important that I should know about please do tell!

So, the short, short, short versions of the state of things.....


robvangrahamand I just returned from Mexico late Sunday where we attended his brother's wedding.  The travel was long, but for the most part it was smooth sailing.  The ceremony/party on Saturday was excellent complete with fun, family, friends, tequilla, food, dancing, family singing, and a mariachi band. Ole!  

Valentine's was lonely.  It was the first Valentine's in 6 (beginning 2002) that I did not get to spend with Graham, but driving to G-ville or Tally the day before we would be embarking on our journey to Mexico seemed silly.  Still.....

I am not doing what I really want to do for my Master's Thesis, because I'm being respectful of my Advisor that is leaving and has invested 2 years in me.  

I will however still do the applied memory and emotion project I want to do after Advisor leaves.  I think it has the promise to be very sexy.

I feel really isolated these days.  

I want more than ever to be in the same place as Graham so that we can truly start our lives together.  It's that whole "When Harry Met Sally" thing....when you know who you want to spend the rest of your life with, you don't want to wait anymore, you want that life to start right NOW!

I miss having my friends close.  I'm stuck in my own head waaaaayyyy to much.  I need to get out go shopping, have coffee and dinner and be generally silly, but I haven't had any time to make it back to Orlando due to school being so insane right now.


Current Location:
Psych Office
Current Mood:
exhausted exhausted
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