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Melissa
24 January 2006 @ 03:16 am
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, and I've finally decided on a few goals I'd like to accomplish by this time next year and a little beyond. I've never liked the word resolution, and I've always thought written out goals seem much easier to accomplish.

1. Finally get into my very best physical condition.Collapse )

2. For once and all I want to get my TEFL diploma.Collapse )

3. Spend about 6 weeks in Central/South America.Collapse )

4. Try and get paid TEFL placement for 3, 6, or 12 months in Asia or Africa.Collapse )

5. Get a second job ASAP.Collapse )

6. Learn self defense.Collapse )

7. Improve on all aspects of my photography.Collapse )

8. Get more involved.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: determined
 
 
Melissa
24 January 2006 @ 05:00 am
I haven't been sleeping very much. Last week I only slept like 4 hours each night, then Friday I decided it'd be a good idea to stay up all night, then I crashed about noon Saturday for 3 hours, did the same thing Saturday night and crashed Sunday for about 4 hours in the afternoon, and then I had Monday off so I did it again! Now it's 5:00am (Tuesday) and I haven't been to bed, and I won't get to 'cause I have to work today, and even worse I go to the gym after work, so I'll be dragging ass all day. And what's worse is I know that I still won't crash until like 1:00-2:00am, which will give me approximately 5 hours until I have to get up at 6:30am. It's a vicious cycle. I've always been a night person, but I've never been this bad. I used to make myself go to bed between 11:00 & midnight so I could get at least 6-7 hours sleep. But now, I keep telling myself, oh 30 more minutes and continue to work on some project, clean my room, watch a movie, etc etc. I really need to get back into a normal sleeping pattern...

Anyway, since I'm not sleeping and I have some time to kill until I have to "get up" thought I'd ramble a bit about the usual. Tv & movies.

How I Met Your MotherCollapse )

The Thin Red LineCollapse )

Navy BUD/s 234Collapse )

LOSTCollapse )

 
 
 
Melissa
24 January 2006 @ 08:38 am
Posting frenzy this morning, eh? 3 already and it's not even 9:00am! Been meaning to make a list of books I'd like to read, so since I have some free time thought I'd write out a list.

1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Literary)

2. Black Jewels Trilogy Anne Bishop (Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

3. Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden (Military/Memoir)

4. Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Biography/Memoir)

5. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (Literary)

6. Bone Doll's Twin/Hidden Warrior by Lynn Flewelling (Sci-Fi/Fantasy) - Loved her "Nightrunner" Series!

7. Nothing to Declare by mary Morris (Travelogue/Memoir)

8. The Travler: A Novel by John Twelve Hawks (Contemporary Sci-Fi)

Wow, I didn't realize 'til now how much I've really gotten into Memoir type books as well as contemporary sci-fi stuff. Truth be told for quite a while all I read were fluff chick-lits and contemprary fics. i.e. Trainspotting (never finished lol), Bridget Jones Diary, Fight Club, Milk Run., etc. etc. Kind of an odd mixture heh.
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Current Mood: geeky
Current Music: (book) "Tales of a Female Nomad" by Rita Golden Gelman
 
 
Melissa
24 January 2006 @ 03:54 pm
Last post of the day. (I think. hehe)

After making my book list I found out from Amazon.com that Lynn Flewelling's 3rd book in her "Tamir Trilogy" will finally be published this summer! I thought I'd double check her website and turns out they're a bit off from her date (Amazon says June her site says July) but nonetheless I'm excited.

I first discovered Lynn last summer though her "Nightrunner Series" (Vol. 1 - Vol. 2 - Vol. 3) "It's not a Trilogy!" Lynn says since apparently there's supposed to be further books in the future. So needless to say when I finished "Nightrunner" I was excited to find she had another seires. However after further reading I was mildly disappointed when I found out others had been waiting a long time for the 3rd installment to be finished. Lucky for me, the 3rd should be published this summer, so I think I'll begin reading the first 2 in mid/late June so I'll be done just in time for the 3rd to be released.

From what I've read of reviews of the Tamir Trilogy (well the first 2 books anyway) they are written even better than the Nightrunner Series, which should be awesome. Nightrunner wasn't that great so far as writing went, it was good, but what made me love them was the character development of the series and how I became attached to so many of the characters. So, if people are saying Tamir Trilogy is even better I'm nothing but excited to read it, and will continue to look forward to even more from the Nightrunner Series. :)

So... anway, that's all. Just wanted to share the good news in case anyone even cares. :)