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I'm starting to wonder if me studying Japanese is just a habit.

That's a pretty distressing thing to wonder about your major, right? I mean I genuinely find Linguistics classes more engaging than Japanese classes! But I don't know if that's just because Linguistics is more novel, or is it because I really do enjoy it more?

Where is that passion that I felt for the subject in high school? Walking into Mrs. Jones' classroom last winter and smelling the familiar smell of that room brought the memory of it back.

I don't think that I could stop studying the language now. But I need something to restore the novelty and fun that I used to have with it.

How do you do that?
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God dammit.

I'm going deaf in my left ear.

I need help.
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So I dropped my DS Lite today. It seemed to be okay, until I tried it again at the end of the day... and found out that the touch screen isn't working anymore.

Fuck. Fuck. Fuckfuckfuckfuckfuck. I don't know what to do now.

This needs fixing as soon as possible, but I don't have the money to repair or replace the thing.

Nintendo will send you a factory-certified replacement at a reduced price, which looks like the best option for me given all the other things wrong with mine... but even that would set me back $85. $55 less than a normal DS Lite purchase, but still too much for me to afford.

I'm in a bad spot for this right now. I need help. But I'm mature enough to know that there's not much anyone else can do for me at this point.

I just... I wish things would stop breaking. Why does everything have to stop working when money is the tightest?
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...So what do you do when your dorm doesn't feel like home, but home doesn't really feel like home anymore either?


Dec. 14th, 2009 03:14 pm
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Bahahahah okay so let me tell you guys about the abject failure that was today.

We made the ass-long drive up to Bellingham, and got there about an hour early. So I went up to the library to wait for a while, then headed off to the Humanities building at about 11:40.

I got there and knocked on the professor's office's door, then tried the doorknob. It was locked, which would be odd if he were expecting an appointment. Oh well, I figure, he's probably just not here yet.

So I wait.

12:50 rolls around, still no sign. Then 12:55. Someone who was passing by wound up asking me who I was waiting for; I told him, and he said he hadn't seen him in yet.

12:57. I start to get anxious (well, moreso than before). It occurs to me to check my email, which I can do on my phone. I do so.

There's a message from the professor, having arrived about an hour after we had set out, saying that he would need to move the appointment to Tuesday.

Face, meet palm. I call my ride and let her know of the failure, and she tells me that she won't be able to take me down there two days in a row.

So, now, we're gonna have to do this Thursday or Friday, which is the next time I will be able to get a ride up there. I emailed him back when I got home to be sure this would be okay, and I'm now waiting on his response.

Jeez, I swear, my education is nothing but a never-ending series of Shaggy Dog Stories. orz


Him: "Hi Matt,

If you don't mind, can we meet Tuesday?


Me: "I'm sorry, I didn't get your email until I had already arrived on campus. The drive is about two hours long, so it must have been sent sometime during the drive.

Unfortunately, due to the exact riding arrangements I made, I could only secure a ride up to Bellingham on either Monday or Tuesday; Tuesday will be problematic now.

Could we do it on Thursday or Friday? I will be able to get up there on one of those two days.


Him: "I was waiting for you in my office from 12:05 to 2:35 this afternoon. Why don't we meet next year? -YT"



Me: "When I got the email, due to the way it was worded, I thought you were saying that you would not be able to make it. I was at your office at noon when I got the email, so we must have just missed each other, then. I wasn't able to reply immediately, but did so as soon as I could.

Next year? Is later this week impossible?


Him: "I sent you another email at 10:57 am this morning because I thought you already started. Didn't you receive my second email?

By the way, you can also register Deguchi sensei's 202 class out of 201-202 combined course if you don't take any class between 10 till 12 winter term. It will start from sixth week 10 till noon. Because my 202 class has 28 students while his class has only 21 students, I recommend you to register his. If you bring the homework and ask him to give you the final exam of 201, I'm sure he will accept you.

If your schedule conflicts, let me know."

Me: "I only received one email from you, so I'm not sure what happened to the second (or first?). That may have been the source of some of this confusion.

I spoke with Deguchi sensei earlier in the Fall, and it was him that directed me to you. However, I will mention this to him and see if we can do that, since I do have that time available.

Thank you for the suggestion.


I fired off an email about this to Deguchi (who, yes, was the one who pointed me to Prof. Kim in the first place, making it sound as if that was my only option). Looks like that's what I'm doing now.

GOD this was a mess.


Oct. 19th, 2009 09:49 pm
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...Two days left until the deadline for enrollment at Western, and still no word from UW.

God dammit, they're really making me sweat here. If I don't get word soon, then I may have to enroll at Western without knowing whether or not I got accepted at UW.



Oct. 7th, 2009 04:19 am
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So I noticed today that I typoed my email address on my application to UW. The one that I've been going insane over the fact that I haven't heard back about in several months.

Aaaarrrrgggggh. What if they've tried to email me about something important!?

I alerted them to the error and the site says the database generally takes 2-3 days to update.

Fuuuuck I hope this doesn't hurt my chances of getting in.

EDIT: Wait a minute I can't have typoed it. It was handwritten.

Transcription error?
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Can I have fewer reasons to think my crippling, irrational social anxiety is justified? Rather than more?



Jun. 13th, 2009 01:13 pm
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So, one of the things I've been afraid of for a while now has finally happened. One of the hinges on my laptop broke.

Not completely, mind you, but enough to be an inconvenience. It looks like the part of the computer's body the hinge was screwed to kinda snapped off. So now, whenever I try to open the thing, it tries to yank up a piece of the computer's casing with it. AND it broke off the casing that was COVERING that hinge. Ech.

I really wish I could afford to repair or replace this thing. It's had me walking on eggshells for a while now, and I honestly don't know what to do with it.

Trading it in isn't an option. Computers lose value really fast, and I've had this thing for several years now... and any value it might have had is now officially shot to hell, thanks to these latest developments.

Obviously it still works-- fairly well-- or I wouldn't be able to be posting this. But yeah, it's less than comforting to know that my computer is falling apart.


Mar. 16th, 2009 01:53 pm
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It's over.

I'm... alone again.


Feb. 13th, 2009 03:33 pm
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I just...

...I don't know.

You know...

Dec. 6th, 2008 12:30 pm
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...the bus system never seems to fail me quite so spectacularly as it does when I actually need it to work.

Seriously, there must be a way to get from Federal Way to Sumner on a weekend without using the goddamned Sounder train.
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"Dear Matthew Hagglund,

Thank you for submitting your application to the University of Washington, Seattle campus for winter quarter 2009. I have initially reviewed your application and it appears more information is needed. You have only projected a PE course fall 2008 and I suspect that you may have enrolled for additional courses to meet the Assoc. in Arts degree requirements.

If you have enrolled for additional courses, please email your updated fall 2008 schedule to no later than OCT 27, 2008 so the Admission Review Committee may review your application with complete and accurate information.

Shit. Shit. Shit shit shit shit shit shit.

You know what this means?

I'm missing a class.

I submitted the application, and I am missing one of the classes required for my AA degree.

What am I gonna do what am I gonna do what am I gonna do what am I gonna do ARGH.

I cannot BELIEVE I didn't realize this mistake. I took a Creative Writing class spring quarter thinking it would satisfy one of the English requirements for the AA degree. It doesn't. I have to get another English class.


One of two things will happen here. Either I miraculously get this class on my schedule this late in the quarter, and do it BEFORE the 27th, or my application will be rejected.


I fail, guys. I fail hard.
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So why do I suddenly feel like every moment of the day is wasted time? Like it could be better spent doing something... else?

It's not a nice feeling, and so long as I don't actually have anything else to do, I would like it to go away.
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It happened again.
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What does someone who values harmony as highly as I do, do, in such a chaotic little world as this?

People don't always get along. It's a simple fact of reality. But I don't choose to be torn up by it. It's just... how I am. I can't function when someone I care about is mad at someone else I care about, or at me.

I try my damndest to help and patch things up where I can, but with every patch, two new leaks spring forth.

I can't fix things, but I can't be satisfied with them broken. So, what do you do?
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Maybe you've heard the term "failing at life".

Maybe you've even wondered what it might mean, in a literal sense.

Be glad you don't have first-hand knowledge.


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