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Sep. 3rd, 2010

I've been busy lately. Today I started my new class, which focuses on "design for print and web." The teacher seems to focus more on print, which doesn't interest me as much, but the principles seem to be the same. The class is currently *very* small (only 3 students), so it may be canceled, but the school is giving it a couple weeks to see if any new people sign up.

I almost left the class at the break, because the material was frustratingly basic (like explaining the concept of "white space"), but I'm going to wait it out and see if they move on to topics that are more interesting to me.

I was pleased that I was able to stay awake for the entire class, as I'd really worried about that, since I've been so overwhelmingly sleepy in the afternoons these past few months. Of course, when I got home, I had dinner with Shannon, checked my email, and then fell asleep.

When I first signed up for this class, I had been looking forward to walking or biking to the class, but my post-op instructions after the LEEP said no exercise, so I took the bus. It was kind of sad to take the bus when the weather was so shiny and pleasant, but next week I should be able to bike, and that will be more enjoyable.

This class is apparently going to have a lot of homework, so I guess that will keep me busy. I've already started on this week's project, which is to design a party invitation (using text provided by the teacher).

I seem to have killed my Nano. I was putting dishes into the dishwasher, and the headphones cord caught on the top rack, and the cord got rather violently jerked out of the iPod. This has happened before, and the iPod always stopped to mark my place, then started up just fine when I plugged the headphones back in, but this time my Nano is completely unresponsive. Just a black screen. Oh noes! But I love my shiny green Nano so dearly! So tomorrow (when I am more awake and alert than now) I plan to do some online research to find out if there's any way I can remedy the situation. I'm crossing my fingers. Otherwise, I guess I'll have to hike out to the Apple store in Emeryville again to consult their "Genius" Bar.

I've been obsessively playing Sobe's current sweepstakes game, through which I have won a few free Sobes and a iTunes gift certificate. Free Sobes make me very happy. Mmmm ... Sobes! Fruit punch Sobes!

Today I finished reading Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, which I had been very eagerly awaiting, and I must admit I was a bit disappointed. Some of it was really enjoyable, but I didn't like how the long-running love triangle was resolved so easily. I mean, one of the guys (Gale) just ... left. The girl didn't have to make any kind of decision. The guy who left didn't seem to change how he felt about her ... he just gave up and went off to some other part of the country. It made the romance with the *other* guy (Peeta) seem cheap and superficial, since the girl didn't actual choose him. She just sort of randomly ended up with the guy who remained. I didn't like that.

I'm not sure what I'm going to read next. I've got some audiobooks in line, and a bookcase full of paper "To Read" books, but I don't have anything queued up in my mind. The possibilities are (nearly) endless.

Still no digestive issues. Apparently, eggs are evil. My taste buds like them, but my guts do not. This conflict is sad, but still it's good to understand.

This weekend Shannon and I are going to the Palace of the Legion of Honor to see their current exhibit on "Impressionist Paris." The exhibit seems to be more about Paris than Impressionism, but what the hey. I like Paris. I like Impressionists. I like the Palace of the Legion of Honor. How can we go wrong?

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striped
Sep. 3rd, 2010 09:44 am (UTC)
My boyfriend's iPod also once stopped functioning completely, for no apparent reason, and after a few days inexplicably worked again, and has worked reliably for months now. So hopefully yours will too!
wolflady26
Sep. 3rd, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that you're winning at the Sobe game, congrats!

If you decide you'd like to try more, I have a list of Sweepstakes with Lots of Prizes, where the odds of winning tend to be pretty good :)
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