Jan. 12th, 2011

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A Day in the Life of the Sickle:
  • I've been reading The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, I've only gotten two sittings in, and both times I've been fighting tears the whole while I was reading it. It's not even that particularly sad or dramatic, just inciteful and beautiful and ow my heart. I knew I was going to love this book from the quotes on [livejournal.com profile] literaryquotes. I've been wanting to read it for years and years now.

  • I went to the Goethe Institute today to register for a course which starts Monday. (Eeeeeep!) I told them I'd gotten my Zertifikat Deutsch in 2005, and that my last German class (in 2007) had been a B2.2. level. I took their placement test just in case, because it'd been a few years since my German saw the light of day and all. So the test is 99% grammar and 1% Short Text Comprehension. My resulting level? B1.1. FAAAAAIIIIIIL. I AM A FAILURE. That's basically what my mind went to at light speed. And while I get it, intellectually, that of course I lost some German, and of course it's rusty, and that if you don't use it you lose it, but OMG FAILURE FAILURE FAILURE. Anyway, I also got to talk to one of the teachers (who spoke extra-fast on purpose) and she said that my comprehension and speaking was fantastic, it's just my grammar, so I can take the B1.2 course and do extra work on the side to spruce up my grammer. Stupid grammar.

  • What this means is that between the book and the test, I'm all a-wibble. The win, it is not here.


Castle, 3x12:
  • Espositoooooo! Rawr.

  • No, really. Sweet mother of pearl, rawr. Seriously.

  • And I still can't decide between him and Ryan.

  • (Can I take them both home? They're so perfect!)



Random Sickle Photographs: Read more... )

Video of the Day: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Jan. 10, 2011 - Jon talks about the shootings in Arizona in the opening and I love him for it but we all knew that already.


Song of the Day: "When the Body Speaks", Depeche Mode (live) - This is the year's first Song I Put On Repeat. It is made of love and awesome. And apparently sweat, because ye gods, Dave, you're dehydrating! Read more... )


* 11 Reasons Why You Will Never Suceed, Gary Vurnum

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