Posts Tagged ‘Boston’

it’s coming

Monday, January 24th, 2005

These past few days, I’ve been obsessively thinking about the new website I’m making for the comic. I’m extremely excited. Actually, I think I’m spending more time obsessing over it than actually doing something about it.

Well, today I’m going to sit in my room all day and work on my comic. I’m also going to finish up The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I’ve come so close to the end that I feel like I shouldn’t be working on the comic until I finish the book. I think I’ll read it while I’m taking a break so that the graphite on my hands goes away. If I work on the comic too much, all the pages get smeared…

Yesterday, Jonathan, Dan, and I went to the Magic: the Gathering prerelease. We were almost thinking of not going because of the huge blizzard. It snowed two feet yesterday, so naturally, there wasn’t a big turnout. In fact, there were no cars so we just walked down the empty roads. We had gone there to play a team game, but we had to wait from 11:15 until about 6 in the evening for four teams of 3 to sign up. Then, we only played two rounds and placed 2nd place. We were so close to winning, too! So anyway, at least I’d brought a book. That’s why I read over half of it yesterday. Now I feel like I need to finish it.

I’d also brought my comic along to work on it, too, but I’m always too shy to work on it in public. I always bring it along with me anywhere I go. You never know when inspiration will hit!

Friday, November 26th, 2004

It’s 4:23 am and here’s a new layout. I’m too lazy to go to bed. Maybe I should clean my room now…

Oh yeah, and happy Thanksgiving! Jonathan and I went to Istanbul Cafe and gorged ourselves with everything on the open buffet menu. It was soo good. I love that restaurant. If you’re in the area, you should go visit it.

It was raining pretty hard on our way back, so we got soaked. It was fun. Of course, now I’m all dry and warm. And sleepy.

Working on the website is fun. I was considering making thumbnail galleries of the photography section, but then I realized that I have wayy too many photos in there and nobody would want to load that many thumbnails.

Thursday, October 21st, 2004

I was walking back to the dorms, and Mass Ave. was filled with cars honking repeatedly and people screaming. I guess the Red Sox won.

Sunday, March 28th, 2004

I’m back at MIT, and what’s so awesome is that Reed happened to be in Boston so he and his mom picked me up from the airport. Then, I took Reed over to Davis Square where I introduced him to Anna’s Taquer�a. (“That was the best meal I’ve had in my life!” and “This is sorcery! They keep the ingredients in bins all day, but when they put them all together, it tastes delicious.”) Then we went to a cafe and had coffee… After that, we walked around in a rather large used book store.

It’s so warm here now! I sweat in a coat. I guess it’s time to take out the light jackets.

Blah! I’m going to bed.

Hi.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

Whoops, so I hadn’t posted since Saturday night. Here it goes…

Sunday – I was out all day Sunday…

First, Jonathan and I went to the Darksteel prerelease at the convention center (Magic: the Gathering). There was a sealed deck tournament. I only won one game, but this one guy (whose appearances reminded me of Reed) said I was pretty good for someone who only started playing 3.5 months ago. Of course, since Magic is regarded as a “nerd” game, there were only a handful of girls. Also, one of the artists, Edward P. Beard, Jr., was there selling prints and original art. I got a card that he’d drawn the art for (Pteron Ghost – the image quality is bad here), and had him autograph it. That was pretty cool.

Anyway, then there was a Chinese New Year performance at Kresge, where different performance groups from China and the Boston area came and did songs, dances, etc. The entire show was in Chinese (there was one girl who translated what was being said, but only sometimes), so Jonathan translated for me. The dances were sooo cool. And in the beginning, there were little elementary school kids doing a dance and they messed up, but they were so cute! Then there was this award-winning acrobatics group from China. Some of the stuff they did was unreal. That was pretty awesome.

Monday – I seriously don’t remember what I did Monday. I don’t even remember what I did yesterday… *thinks for a while* Oh yeah, last night I saw The Butterfly Effect! It was *really* disturbing in some parts, but the shockingness of the disturbing parts made it even better. I loved this movie, and I kept thinking about it for the rest of the night. I also loved the ending! It was cool!

Yeah.. Yesterday and today I didn’t feel like doing much. I can’t wait until classes start; I’m starting to get really bored. I suppose I should clean my room in preparation for the upcoming semester, but right now I really want to have something to do.. like homework. Actually no. Not even that.

I just remembered, I probably need to buy textbooks soon. Haha. Kind of a big thing. I registered for classes yesterday.

Thursday, January 15th, 2004

It is kind of cold.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003

Hey, I’m going to bed RIGHT NOW. I’m soo tired. I have a lot of work that needs to be done by tomorrow night, but I figured right now the best option for me would be to go to bed immediately and wake up earlyish tomorrow.

So tonight Jonathan and I went to a Turkish restaurant I found in Google. It’s the only one in Boston, if you don’t count the other one that’s only open for lunch. Anyway, we shared three Turkish dishes and a k�nefe. We were stuffed! It was good food. We’ll probably go there again, but not anytime soon.

Before that, we had our “juries” for concert choir, which was basically octet testing to see if we knew the pieces we learned over the semester. Ew, the girl next to me was 2 measures ahead of everyone else, sharp, and too loud to notice all of this. It’s all good, though.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2003

Recently I haven’t really been wanting to write on my blog. I sit here and read others’, and deep inside I know that I’m expected to, too, and I want to. But I don’t really have much to say.

The Boston trip was really fun. The festival was on Saturday, and for the rest of the time, we toured Boston nonstop. It was really tiring, because they didn’t let us rest during the day at all, and when we got back from a day of wandering around, we only had an hour or a half hour until curfew. I tried to eat seafood as often as I could, and ate a total of three clam chowders. I love downtown Boston, it’s so much more appealing than the downtown we have here. And the Boston Commons is so pretty and huge, and there seem to be hundreds of people there every time we see it. People having picnics, etc. I know I could sit there and watch pigeons for hours. They have little stands there where they sell ice cold drinks and fried dough, which is quite tasty. It looks heavy because it’s deep fried, but it’s lighter than it looks. We also went to visit Salem, and Gloucester for a lobster bake, and it was beautiful when we were driving along the coastline and the waves were slamming into the rocks blah blah it was good. Pretty. I’m the most excellent writer ever. But I really wanted to go there and live there, and then noticed that I was going to do just that in a few months. Aiii!

Now we’re back in school, and APs are next week. I’m really scared about them. Last year I was scared and got all 5s. This year I seem to have less confidence, though. I feel like it all depends on chance. This year’s courses are definitely more challenging and require more thought. Something that does make me feel better, though, is that I got a 5 on the practice BC calc exam we took last night. I’m so glad we grade them right away. I got perfect scores on three out of six free response questions, which was quite impressive, but I didn’t do as well as I could have on the multiple choice, so I need to take a look at that section.

We moved into the new choir room, which was being rebuilt for almost two years. It’s humongous, but I’m sure chorale fits in there just fine. The walls need to be painted, though, and the whiteboard isn’t installed yet, so it looks pretty drab. It’s so awkward for us Madrigals to rehearse in there because we’re 15 people and it seems like we’re sitting miles apart from each other. One thing that sucks is that it’s so far away from the rest of the school. The old choir room used to be right next to the science quad, so it was the center of my world. Now it feels like I have to walk into another city just to get there. Of course, my love for choir exceeds the distance it takes to walk there. It’s just going to be harder to encourage others to join choir when the room’s so inaccesible.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003

Tomorrow I’m going to Boston with the choir. I’m so happy! It’s going to be so fun! Um.. I’m at a loss for words. But basically, all of tomorrow will consist of traveling. Ugh, how tiring! Then we spend all this time going around in Boston, etc. and we have a festival on Saturday, and a dance on a boat! Blah blah yeah. I will also be visiting MIT on Sunday, with a group of people who want to visit it too.