Saturday, December 04, 2004

Ouch. I had a headache when I woke up this morning - hangover.

For some weird reason I can't get AIM to work. It just says "Sign on blocked" every time I try, even when I try with a different screen name or on a friend's computer, and apparently no one else has this problem. If it isn't back by tomorrow, I'll have to try creating a new screen name. But, small favors: thanks to Trillian, I can access my buddy list without being online, so even if I do have to abandon my old screen name - and I don't have the faintest idea why this happened - at least I won't lose peoples' screen names.

Wednesday was yet another night where it went well, but I don't have a clue why. I mean, I'm torn between feeling frustrated that we're so disorganized and lazy that it's always last-minute, seat-of-the-pants writing and editing, and feeling proud that we handle it so well. But anyways, that was my last paper as a news editor. I might be a copy editor next semester if they need it, and I'll definitely keep on writing and eating dinner there and stuff, but all the hard work of being an editor is over for me. Since I'm only going to be around for a semester, I can't be an editor again.

Why not reapply for Take Five next semester? I've thought about it - and in fact, it just occurred to me that I should try to find an advisor or something and ask why my proposal was rejected, if only to satisfy my curiosity - but I don't think I will. If I plan for next year assuming I would get into Take Five and I don't, it would be a huge mess. No double major, committments at the CT I wouldn't be able to keep, etc. But if I sign up for classes assuming I won't get in, then it would seriously hurt my chances of getting in, I believe, and even if I did it would completely burn me out to take eight classes of Spanish language and culture in two semesters.

Anyways... I had really planned to go to class on Thursday. With exams and final papers coming up, I can't slack off any more. But I didn't go to bed immediately after getting back to my room, so instead of waking up in class I slept through my damn alarm. That night we ("we" being a dozen or so people from the hall) went to the Boar's Head dinner. It was my first. The food was great by any standard - and by the standards of campus food, it was amazing.

Friday I made a drink run with Allison in the morning for a party later that night. In the afternoon/evening I played some games of Magic with Katye and Kenny. Around 11 I went to that party at Sandeep's in GLC, seeing his place for the first time. It was fun (but to judge by my hangover, a little too fun).

And now, I need to go get back my backpack and 12-pack, which I forgot over there.


A. Azuri said...

Ah, so that's why I haven't heard from you lately! My friend Colin is having the same problem - maybe you should switch to one of your other screennames - SonofSaurion, perhaps?

Cyrus said...

I've tried those. None of my other screen names work. Kenny told me that you are blocked from signing on for 24 hours if you get warned past %100, but I can't think of why I would be warned so much. And anyways, it's been well over 24 hours.

It's really weird. I thought it might be because I had somehow forgot my password or something, so I went to reset my password, and it gives me the error message "The service you are trying to reach is temporarily unavailable - please try your request again." When I type in a completely random string of letters that couldn't possibly be anyone's screen name, it shows a form page saying that they've sent an e-mail with a new password to the account's address. But when I do it with any of my accounts, it shows an error message. Incomprehensible.

Oh, and SonOfSaurion? I hate to wound your friend Mike's pride, but my other screen name isn't based on him at all, it's based on a necromancer character I used to have in an RPG - the unoriginally-named SonOfSauron. :)

A. Azuri said...

Yeah, Sauron/Saurion was my bad. Weird, though. Did you become too obnoxious online or something?

Cyrus said...

Nope. Well, at least, no more annoying than usual. I didn't do anything online over the past week that I don't do every week of the year.

I guess I might have left it online in the CT office, and someone else might have used my account to do something bad. I can only think of two possible causes of this: that, or some freak glitch in the AOL mainframe.