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December 18, 2008 | 09:46pm
Mood: muffled screams

Rumor has it there's supposed to be 10+ inches of snow in Chicago tonight, starting at 7pm. It's 10pm and I haven't seen a snowflake. Now, I know I bitch a lot about the weather, but keep in mind the fact that I live over a mile from campus and I don't have any other means of transportation, so I'm up close and personal with the weather on a regular basis. Here in Chicago I don't need to leave the house, well, ever, and if my parents aren't around to drive, I'm only a block from a bus stop and two blocks from a Metra station. For now I'll admire the weather from the very warm confines of my own home.

I need to get cracking on this post-graduation stuff. But I'm freaking out. Oh lord I'm going to be a failure at being an adult. I need to figure out whether I should take a TEFL or CELTA certification course, and if so, which one, and where, and save up the money to take the damn course, and apply for jobs, and where do I want to live? I just want to be in Russia or another Russian-speaking country, goddammit, and maybe make enough money to live on. Is that so much to ask? Knowing my luck... yeah, probably. But yeah, fuck. (Don't be surprised if this is a returning feature in my journal. "Where did Adam apply to today? Answer: nowhere! Fuck!")

Grades were posted. I did as expected. Not utterly amazing, but my cumulative is still a 3.5. Not too shabby. Then again, compared to the GPA of some of my friends, that's actually kind of pathetic. I'm acquainted with too many overachievers.

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Beautiful Disaster

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from: angelkutty
date: December 19, 2008 04:31am (UTC)
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The storm got pushed back to 11 p.m. But it is showing up on the radar and it looks like a big one!

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: December 19, 2008 04:33am (UTC)
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It's still happening? Huzzah! I can't wait. (Actually, I can, but WHATEVER! At least I don't have to go out in it... except to shovel the sidewalk. :)

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bigcity_life

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from: bigcity_life
date: December 19, 2008 11:11am (UTC)
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Why do you want to live in Russia?

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: December 19, 2008 01:52pm (UTC)
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I have a few reasons. Mostly I just want to become completely fluent in Russian - right now I can get by, but I can't speak/read/write as well as I'd like. I'm also pretty much in love with Russia, haha, and it would be amazing to live somewhere I've only read about or seen on Russian Wikipedia. *nerd*

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Tess

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from: mintsonpillows
date: December 19, 2008 07:06pm (UTC)
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we were supposed to get some of the storm that went through Chicago and I expected inches when I woke up. Needless to say, I woke up and nothing was on the gtround except water from sleet.
It made me pissed.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: December 19, 2008 09:01pm (UTC)
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The storm was originally supposed to go from 7pm-12pm, which ended up being bs. It pretty much stopped snowing (and started sleeting, sigh) by 9am. Very, very lame.

On the other hand, we got ~8 inches over night, which means we have about 11 or 12 in our yard. Exciting. :)

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from: brittnik
date: December 20, 2008 06:12am (UTC)
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downgrade your friends!
good luck with everything graduation-wise, seriously. it's terrifying stuff.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: December 20, 2008 02:52pm (UTC)
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haha, I go to a self-proclaimed "nerd school." we've got t-shirts calling us the "Harvard of the Midwest" and everything. downgrading my friends would mean I'd have to associate with townies - which, while entertaining, is just as demeaning, haha. Yes, I am a horrible person.

oh god graduation makes me want to weep. a lot. I just wish I'd been smart and majored in something that actually led to a real career after I graduated. lamelamelame

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