May 17th, 2005

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Lots of new stuff! Whoo!

Firstly... Any of you Coloradans out there ever hear of OPUS? It's this weekend at the Four Points Sheraton in Denver. Looks kind of awesome, mainly for two reasons: One, there's a Harry Potter-type magical school Mini-Con, and two, the sword championship that I'd actually be able to participate in (ages 15-18 are allowed if they've got a waiver). There's also Makoto, which is pretty damn fun (they had it for one of our festival weeks at school).

Second, this fall, on CBS: A law drama with Christian Kane. Mm. I love CBS, have I ever mentioned?

I also have a new character over at WHAT. Everyone, meet Malcolm Rayne, as played by Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Malcolm is the Sophomore Class President and member of the National Honor Society, and plans to be President of the United States! Whoo! Er, right.

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Back in the real world, I went to the doctor this morning. He says I probably have bronchitis. Whoo, bronchial tubes! ...what? Anyway, he gave me two prescriptions. How come it's written 'pre'scriptions but people always pronounce it 'per'scriptions? Or maybe I can't spell. Anyway! One is for these clear little pills that I forgot what they're called but I keep calling them Tesla coils because it sounded kinda like that. They're supposed to supress coughing, but they only work on 50% of people. I bet the other 50% are getting placebos. Or I'm paranoid. The other prescription was for Robutessen (which I KNOW I spelled wrong), only it's the special kind, with codine. Whoo, codine! So I'll be taking that tonight. (It's liquid, icky.) I'd take it now, only my mum, when she was my age, took half the dosage that I'm getting now and was out for three days, and I've got the end of year banquet for rugby tonight so I can't be conked out. I'm going to go take a shower.

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WHOO!
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Accents

Talking about the pronounciation of the word prescription got me thinking about accents. Well, that and Tom Fontana babbling on about it on the commentary for "The Routine" (yes, I'm going back and watching the episodes with commentary on, screw y'all).

This guy, Ryan, who guest spoke for my relationships class, said that in Colorado we don't really have an accent, but we have a sing-song sort of lilt to our words (he was from Chicago). And I realised that that's why I can't stand my voice when I hear it in recordings: I have no accent, butI also have no lilt. I also have this stuttering "Um, um, yeah! Like that!" way of speaking that seems incredibly sycophantic most of the time because I have problems both with verbalizing my thoughts and with fully explaining the things I can verbalize. I just can't seem to figure out that no, what I'm thinking isn't perfectly obvious to everyone else, and yes, I do have to explain even the most simple thing. Grand effect? I end up sounding like a moron.

Of course, it wasn't quite as bad when I was younger. Then I just sounded like an eccentric. I'd talk waaaaaay too fast for anyone to process, skip over words, reverse sentences, and I'd slip into a combination surfer and Southern accent if I was tired or excited. And occasionally have a Chicago or New Yawk accent for no good reason other than I watched too much TV. Ah, childhood.
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Meds, man

Soooo... My yummy codeine cocktail tasted fine. Let's see if there's going to be any effects! I wonder how long it takes for codeine to kick in, anyway... Did you know it's habit-forming? I guess that would be why it's classified as a narcotic, dur. I'm being slow today.

I'm starting to get tired, but I don't know if it's from the medicine or from just being tired. Eh, whatev, man.
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