[Anime of the Week] (8/16-22/09) Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

# of Episodes: 24
Running Time: 24 min/ep
Rating: M (ann); 16+ (Geneon)
Plot: Trying to escape his uneventful life, Albert, the son of a renowned general from Paris, makes a journey with his friend Franz. During his travels, he meets an immensely wealthy nobleman named The Count of Monte Cristo. Living in luxurious hotels, surrounded by beautiful women and strong bodyguards, the charming but enigmatic count fascinates Albert. Albert invites the count to join the high society of Paris. However, unknown to Albert, his father had once framed the count and took the Count's fiancee as his own. (ann)

[First Semester of College] Setting Some Goals [#1]

My first semester of college starts next week (on tuesday to be exact), so I'm both scared and excited. Today my sister and I discussed getting an apartment together next summer, so a year from today I just may be living outside of my parents house. Pretty exciting! This is my first goal, and it's one I've had for a while but not exactly the way it is now- to move out of my parents house by the end of summer vacation 2010 into an apartment with my sister who at the time will be beggining her first year of college. My next goal is to lose 25lbs before Christmas (which is soon after my first semester of college ends). This gives me about 3-4 months to accomplsh this goal. If I lose at least 3lbs a week I should meet this goal and even surpass it! At this point, I'll them buy clothes with the money my mom gave me today. My final goal is to put effort into learning Japanese so I'm semi-fluent by the end of my second year of college :]
[[I'll be keeping this college blog series updated in place of my 'Akia Life Posts' simply because it's roughly the same thing with a different name!!]]