Posting from the University… since my internet disliked me last night…

Ah… the trials and tribulations of Ali, the perpetual out-dated technology user — well in this case that's who I am, surely. And my computer is starting to really really at least want to bite the dust — and while I guess there could be worse things, I truly do need a computer that's functional to complete wonderful things like homework and my various hobbies etc. Yay for technology. At least as a perpetual UofA student I'm able to bunker down on campus and use their computers… with their horrible keyboards that my hands do not like typing on… but which are very stable and which do not die on a semi-irregular basis — or at least not with the frequency of my very-old computer. Yes, indeed I plan on purchasing a new one. Yes, friends have convinced me to get a Mac. Beyond that I know very little about what I want to acquire and this is rather frustrating. Evidently I need a keyboard I can actually type on successfully with speed (like the Microsoft Natural Keyboard I have at home). Evidently I need the power to have a gazillion internet tabs open at once, be listening to constantly (or alternately to my music library which I suppose could get expanded significantly with time), post photos willy-nilly on Facebook (yes I use Facebook rather a lot), type essays, papers, stories, poems, etc. in a Word (or similar) program. Yes I need spreadsheets to track things… and yes, I would like the processor power to actually contemplate computer games (then again actually playing computer games happens VERY rarely due to the fact that it causes me to lose good chunks of productive time). I'm a contest enterer, a student, a writer, and an internet-connected person. I'm online like 20-40ish hours a week usually. So I need the computer. And I need the internet. *sighs* At least Word worked splendidly and I was able to finish my scholarship application, print it and play Spider solitaire last night…

Today I simply run errands on campus before my class begins this afternoon.

In other news, here's a meme from Ariel
01. Real name → Ali (and if you know me you'd know the rest)
002. Nickname(s)ΓåÆ Uh… currently I really don't have many asides from the using my middle name occasionally and people doing a rather fine job of mangling my first name.
003. Status → mildly full, somewhat busy, mind going in many directions at once
004. Zodiac sign → Leo
005. Male or female → Female
006. Elementary → Ecole Rudolph Hennig School
007. Middle School → n/a but jr high was at Ecole Rudolph Hennig School
008. High School → Salisbury Composite School
010. Hair color → dark brown
011. Long or short → Long.
012. Loud or Quiet → I vary between these two options.
013. Sweats or Jeans → jeans
014. Phone or Camera → Neither actually. I like my corded phone and I like having pictures taken of me.
015. Health freak ΓåÆ nope… although I tend to love healthy yummy food.
016. Drink or Smoke? → nope.
017. Do you have a crush on someone? ΓåÆ perhaps…
018. Eat or Drink → I like food!
019. Piercings → none.
020. Tattoos → none.
021. Righty or lefty → Righty, though I seem to know a disporportionately large number of left-handed individuals.

022. First surgery → n/a
023. First piercing → n/a
024. First best friend → Megan
025. First award → Probably got something in pre-school. I'm sure it's in a scrapbook somewheres.
026. First crush → Peter, a classmate in kindergarden
027. First pet → I had a pet rock. It had googly eyes and everything.
028. First big vacation ΓåÆ Hmmm… I went to Quebec in ninth grade.
049. Eating→ Just ate tortellini from L'express.
050. Drinking → I haven't drunk anything since water at breakfast.
052. I'm about to → Hand in my scholarship application.
053. Listening to → The printers in Knowledge Common
054. Plans for today → Hand in scholarship application, deposit GST rebate cheque, go to class, go to dinner and movie.
055. Waiting for → the future!
058. Want kids? → yes, though nothing specific.
059. Want to get married? → yes, though the wedding's not the important part, the marriage/relationship is.
060. Careers in mind → Librarian, writer
068. Lips or eyes ΓåÆ hard to pick… I rather like both on the right guy. Each are exquisitely expressive.
070. Shorter or taller? → Taller.
072. Romantic or spontaneous → We'll go with romantic.
073. Nice stomach or nice arms → arms!
74. Sensitive or loud- sensitive
075. Hook-up or relationship → Relationship.
077. Trouble maker or hesitant → hesitant.
078. Kissed by a stranger? Depends on what you qualify as a stranger (and what you qualify as a kiss). I'm going to say no.
079. Drank hard liquor → Yes, but not in any quantity.
080. Lost glasses/contacts → I have a tendancy to leave my glasses in restaurants. That said, I have not actually ever lost them.
081. Ran away from home → nope.
082. Hold a gun/knife for self defense → No
083. Killed somebody → No.
084. Broken someone's heart → I like to think that I haven't ever been that mean, but I probably have.
085.Cried when someone died? Yes. Very much so.
088. Liked a guy friend → Of course.

089. Yourself → usually.
090. Miracles- how do you qualify a miracle anyway? Perhaps.
091. Love at first sight → Lust at first sight, attraction at first sight, etc. yes, but love takes time to develop.
092. Heaven → not particularly.
093. Santa Claus → Santa rocks, but he no longer visits me
094. Sex on the first date → No.
095. Kiss on the first date → Rarely.

097. Is there one person you want to be with right now → yes.
098. Are you seriously happy with where you at in life? yes.
099. Do you believe in God → I don't know.
100. Post as 100 truths and tag → I'm just going to post this and hope that those people who would like to respond will do so. Thanks Ariel for posting this btw. It was kind of you to tag me.