Twenty-one, twenty-one, are you having fun

The ugly wound on my knee is still ugly, and I’ve been trying my best to keep my leg straight so as not to tear the growing skin when I bend my knee. I think it’ll take another week for it to fully heal.

A lot has been going on despite me having a study break this week. I’ve been working eight hours a day, and we’ve got a new project in the works, completely rebuilding a website and its content, and setting up an online shop. Today I finished some wireframe work for the client, and I used Omnigraffle on a Mac – I think it’s really easy to use, even though I think the price tag is really ridiculous. I was thrilled when I found it available for iPad, but the price was ludicrous, I recall – and given the capabilities of the program, I don’t think it’s worth that much. Same goes for the Adobe Creative Suite; you’d think that they have enough money by now after people have bought their products, but no, it still has to be five hundred bucks a program.

On Wednesday we had a public holiday, so I stayed at home. Last week, I was thinking it would be a good day to hang out with James, but we were both very busy with work. I have an assignment due next Friday, and I started it then. I got up to 2000 words. The whole essay has to be around 3000 words. In my Bachelors degree, I had a lot of essays that had this limit, but because I enjoyed the research and had so much to write about, I honestly ended up writing about 5000 words. I probably lost marks for that, even though it was never explicitly said.

Today I reached 2200 words, but since I’m tired and wanted to write a quick post, here I am. I will finish it tomorrow – I really want to get it out of the way. I have a group assignment to work on after this. We’re working in pairs and my partner Kirti says we should get as much done as we can by next week and just get a start on it. I believe we still have another three or so weeks, but we’d really better get a move on. πŸ™‚ I also think we’re going to need to write a hell of a lot more than 3000 words… so I’d better work hard.

I’m graduating from my Bachelors degree on Friday! I’m annoyed at the schedule and how we have to turn up an hour and a half before the ceremony to get our gowns and all that other crap. It’s very organised. I’ll be working in the morning and then going to the ceremony and then going back to work. We’re allowed to invite three guests, and my parents said, “Of course we’re coming, it’s special!” – so they’re two, and James wanted to come, so that’s three.

That night we’re having pizza. I know I don’t like pizza, but last week we went to a fancy Italian restaurant and had their pizza. It’s far from the oily and gross Western shit. It was honestly the best pizza I’d ever had. It wasn’t too oily, it was thin but it was crispy and not too crispy, and it tasted spectacular. The cheese was stringy without being too gross or thick. It was perfect pizza, honestly.

I’m turning 21 in May. I decided that in very early June I’ll have a birthday dinner at a Japanese restaurant; I booked a washitsu room for the full dining experience. πŸ˜‹

I’m planning way ahead of time, and it’s going to rock. 😁

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Bah, you’re making me crave for pizza, and I just had lunch πŸ˜† Wish I could find a place with awesome not-as-oily pizza like that 😧

Ooh, have fun graduating! And turning twenty-one! … not sure how you can have fun with either, but I’m sure your birthday dinner will be a blast πŸ˜„ And bahhh you make me feel so young and like a noob at life πŸ˜†

You’ll get your paper done well and within the word limit, I’m sure 😊

I think the most I’ve ever spent on a program was $80, and I still had a cow over spending that much. I guess my outlook is people who don’t have that kind of money enjoy computers and such too.

Congratulations on graduating!

If you go to a real pizza shop – not the large chain shops – the pizza is amazing. The little pizza shop I went to in Pittsburgh proves that fact. Amazing pizza – amazing organic & gluten free pizza. I just wish I lived closer to it.

I can’t believe you turn 21 this year. πŸ™‚ Since I leave before my birthday, I’m not sure if I’ll do anything around here before I leave. I do know on the day of my birthday (not sure if before or after the show) my friend & the guys are going to find either a cake or cupcakes (vegan) & ice cream, even getting party hats for everyone, just because that will be the funniest picture ever.

Everyone seems to be graduating! I get kind of jealous because I’m supposed to graduate this year, too, but I had to move here in Canada and retake some courses. It sucks O_O
Term papers are quite challenging for me because I don’t like writing about things I’m not interested in. I like professors who lets me write essays with topics I myself picked. That way, I enjoy the research process πŸ˜†
Happy birthday in advance!!! Though I think I will be greeting you on Twitter on your birthday anyway πŸ˜„ Have fun!

Congratulations on finally getting your degree, even though it seems that you finished it quite a while ago.

Adobe Creative Suite is mad expensive, and so are things like Microsoft Office, Sibelius, and MATLAB. The problem is that a lot of people make their careers using those products, so Adobe, Microsoft, Sibelius, and Mathworks can afford to charge that much money for them. Gar….. I would love to play with Photoshop, but I shall settle for the GIMP at the moment. It’s too bad that it’s still so expensive, because with the internet, delivery and retail costs are much lower than they used to be too!

You seem to have so many awesome restaurants to go to! Or you’re really good at taking good pictures of them. πŸ˜› Enjoy!

The prices on some software still amazes me (especially since I work at a company that release free software). I love Adobe products, but they’re always so pricey =/

I have to admit I like both cheap greasy pizza and higher quality pizza, haha. It’s like a guilty pleasure for me I guess. I really like it when thin crust is done well, which is usually at a non-chain pizza place.

And, congrats on graduating! πŸ˜„

Happy early birthday. πŸ™‚ I turn 19 June 8th and Dante turns 20 August 29th. I can’t believe I’m getting so old. I can’t believe he is that old. It shocks me every time I think about it.

Did you hear that Pop closed? I can’t believe it did. I tried to email Kya about doing the same thing I’m doing with Skeletons MB (saying that I am trying to bring it back and such) but she hasn’t replied, which I don’t mind, she has gone through a lot recently. I’m going to try to email her again later this year (october/november). I’d rather not bother her with this because it isn’t that important.

Happy early graduation and good luck on your postgrad tests. What do you plan to do after your bachelors? I can’t wait until I get mine. Then all I have to do is get a job with a vet to save up enough money to do my dream job. (next blog post)

Wow. Writing things with that many words must be nothing to you now. I might as well not complain at all with any of them that I get. lol. I still can’t believe I aced my English 101 class.

I was looking at my classes earlier today but all of the classes that I WANT to take are classes I have to take ON CAMPUS and I live 5 hours away from campus….so, I can’t do that. SUCKS.

I saw your wound on twitter – or instagram. I do not remember. Oh that must hurt, and it would scar too.. Just like what happen with my foot. 😞

It sucks when basic wounds take a ridiculously long time to heal … I find that pure vitamin E oil and/or Bio-Oil work absolute wonders, though! Plus pure vitamin E oil’s great for new tattoos. πŸ˜„

Oh, I hadn’t realised you were gonna be 21 already, how cool! You seem much younger, which in my book is always a good thing, hehe. Happy early 21st birthday! I’m actually so jealous of your plans to visit a Japanese restaurant … I’ve never been to one, myself Especially not one with an authentic washitsu room. 😚 Stellar!

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i know what you saying about that adobe suite, i think they should just have a minimal price when the are new versions of it because you already have the programs its just updated.
when is your birthday in May? just so i remember to wish you a terrific 21st ☺️ it sounds like you will have one to at that restaurant.
Congrats on you graduating, i sometimes miss college, not the exams but the friends and some of the assignments.

Ah, I’m glad that your life has been going well, other than that knee scrape. :/

Oh, and happy early birthday, Georgie! πŸ˜† It’s been so long since I met you, but it doesn’t seem that way. I even remember it; didn’t we meet by like… having a fight or something? I don’t even remember anymore, but I still love your blog just as much as before!