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[26 Dec 2009|06:56pm]
WITH 2009 COMING TO AN END...

2009: In The Beginning

Where were you in January?
Here at home, mostly. It's strange how cyclical it is. I mean, it makes sense I'd always be home for the holidays, but it just seems to.. fit, somehow that this is where I return to compress and restart a new year. Anyway, in late January, I left for Athens, Greece.

Who were you living with?:
My family-- my mom, dad (sometimes, he had just taken the job in Maryland), Cynthia, Emi, Scamp, Ebony. And then in Greece, I lived with Melissa, Amalia, and Marisa.

Did you kiss anyone on new years?
Yes. :) teh b0yfrend.

Did you make any resolutions?:
No, I don't think I did.. but I'm not sure..

2009: All about YOU

Did you change at all this year?
Oh, definitely.

Did you dye your hair in 2009?
Yes, haha. I'm still waiting for that to completely come out..

Did you get your hair cut?
Yes.

Did you change your style?
Not really. It's pretty much the same.

Were you in school?
Yep!

Did you get good grades?
Yes, it's been my best few semesters so far.

Did you have a job?
I had work-study sometimes.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope, unfortunately.

Did you move at all?
I lived in Athens for a semester, and I moved into a new high rise apartment at Wesleyan this year.

Did you go on any vacations?
Yes! Istanbul, Rome, the Greek islands, Baltimore, New York.. it was a travel-filled year!

Did you leave the country at all?
Yes.


In 2009 I...
[ ] broken a promise
[ ] fallen out of love
[x] lied
[x] cried over a broken heart (a broken heart is a complicated thing but I've been hurt and I've missed Ryan a lot while we were apart, so I count that as a broken heart)
[x] disappointed someone close
[x] hid a secret
[x] pretended to be happy
[ ] slept under the stars
[ ] kept your new years resolution
[x] forgot your new years resolution (maybe? unless I didn't make one..)
[x] met someone who changed your life
[ ] met one of your idols
[x] changed your outlook on life
[x] sat home all day doing nothing
[x] pretended to be sick
[x] left the country
[ ] almost died (unless bungee jumping counts haha)
[ ] given up something important to you
[x] lost something expensive (haha ALL. THE. TIME. my ipod and phone, especially...)
[x] learned something new about yourself
[x] tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it
[x] made a change in your life
[x] found out who your true friends were
[x] met great people
[x] stayed up til sunrise
[x] cried over the silliest thing
[ ] got into a car accident
[x] had friends who were drifting away from you
[ ] had someone close to you die
[ ] had a high cell phone bill
[x] spent most of your money on food
[ ] had a fist fight
[x] went to the beach
[ ] saw a celebrity
[x] gotten sick
[ ] liked more than 5 people at the same time
[ ] stayed single for the whole year
[ ] made out in/on a car
[x] kissed in the snow (I think..?)
[x] celebrated Halloween/Samhain
[x] had your heart broken (see above)
[ ] had a stalker
[ ] mooned someone
[ ] went over the minutes on your cell phone
[ ] someone questioned your sexual orientation
[ ] came out of the closet
[ ] gotten pregnant
[ ] had an abortion
[ ] done something you've regretted (I don't think so..)
[ ] painted a picture
[ ] wrote a poem
[x] ran a mile
[ ] shopped at Hollister or bench
[ ] posted a blog on MySpace
[x] listened to music you couldn't stand
[ ] went to a sleepover
[x] laughed till you cried
[ ] laughed till you peed in your pants
[x] visited a foreign country
[ ] cut in a line of waiting people
[x] told someone you were busy when you weren't
[x] partied to celebrate the new year (er.. last year.. sort of?)
2 aware I'm alivethis could be the very minute.

[06 Dec 2009|11:23am]
Understand, understand,
Understand, understand,
Understand, understand the concept of love

Understand, understand,
Understand, understand,
Understand, understand the concept of love

Understand, understand,
Understand, understand ,
Understand, understand the concept,
the concept of love.

Ready to kick some-
Ready to kick some-

What is love?
What is free love?
What is love?
Love is free

Understand, understand the concept of love,
Understand, understand the concept of love,
Understand, understand,
Understand, understand,
Understand, understand the concept,
the concept of love.
The concept of love.

Ready to kick some-
Ready to kick some-

The concept of love,
Free love was too tame for him.

Love, what is love?
What is free love?
What is free boy?
What is boy?
What is girl?
What is free girl?
What is....

Love is free (x4)
Ready to kick some ass.

Free love was too tame for him.
Free love was too tame for him.
Free love, free love
too..too tame for him,
Tame for him.
Free love was too tame for him.
Free love was too tame for him.
Free love, love...free..too, too,
Tame for him,
Tame for him.

Understand-destand-unders,
The concept of, the concept of...
Understand-destand-unders,
The concept of, the concept of...
Understand-destand-unders,
The concept of, the concept of...
Understand-destand-unders,
The concept of, the concept of...

Understand, understand the concept of love,
Understand, understand the concept of love.
Understand, understand,
Understand, understand the concept,
The concept of love-love-love-love-love.

Free love was too tame for him,
Of love,
Tame for him,
Tame for him.
Of love.
Free love was too tame for him,
Of love,
The concept,
The concept of love.

What is love?
What is free love?
Love is free.
Love is free...
this could be the very minute.

[03 Dec 2009|07:33pm]
This is amazing. And it is the Christmas season now, after all. Even if the weather doesn't indicate it.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, tabula_xrasa sent to me...
Twelve politics thinking
Eleven rollercoasters writing
Ten croutons a-dreaming
Nine chats daydreaming
Eight wizards a-living
Seven crayons understanding
Six marauders a-laughing
Five be-e-e-en folds
Four twin souls
Three cough drops
Two high fevers
...and a hope in a buffy.
Get your own Twelve Days:


So my workload is ridiculous these days. I seriously am not happy with how things have gone this semester. I am just feeling frustrated and disappointed with myself but I'm trying not to be so hard on myself because I DO have a lot on my plate. I just need to.. do better. Like, it's not like I'm doing badly I'm just NOT on top of things.. and it is definitely showing. And i'm upset about it.

This weekend we have a small mock trial scrimmage. Just us and UVM. But I'm nervous because our first one didn't exactly go well.

I just miss having time for my friends. I miss being an underclassman a LOT. a lot a lot a lot. I feel so torn about my situation socially and academically and.. ugh. in every way.

But oh well. I want to be positive so I'm really trying to be.. it's just hard when I feel as though everyything is going wrong. But I'm happy, really. I am. I'm just FRUSTRATED. I can't quite explain it. But next semester WILL be better. I'll make it better. And that might mean cutting back on commitments but so be it. There are more important things.

Also the semester is ending and Lindsey and Dave are going abroad. :( I'm sad about this. Really really sad about it. I don't know what I'm going to do without them until NEXT YEAR. god. we'll be seniors then, too. wtf. I am so scared for the real world. so so so scared.
this could be the very minute.

[17 Feb 2009|09:51pm]
www.kiva.org

Really amazing idea.
2 aware I'm alivethis could be the very minute.

[05 Nov 2008|01:44am]
The campus has been freaking the fuck out. There was a crowd of people on the hill chanting and singing and clapping and cheering and dancing and streaking and flipping a shit. Then everyone gathered in the student center to watch the speech. Then there was a dance party in the courtyard. A fucking dance party.

I can't believe this. So happy.

SO MUCH WORK TO DO.
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[05 Nov 2008|01:41am]
YAYYYYYYYYYY!!

OBAMA!!

YAYYYYYYYY!!
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[07 Aug 2008|03:49pm]
This article sums up what is wrong with the typical, mainstream, Western feminist's worldview. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/aug/07/religion.women?gusrc=rss&feed=global

There are SO MANY GENERALIZATIONS here.

I'm not saying some of the issues cited aren't REAL issues. They absolutely are. But seriously, he is making some of the most sweeping generalizations I have ever read. I wrote my final paper for Gender on this issue and I would like to share some of it, but I am not sure how to.. I think I'll do it in parts? Today I will post the Introduction and Part I and if people are interested in reading more, let me know and I will post the second and third parts.

Troubling the 'Cultural Argument' Intro & Part I-- sorry it's so long!Collapse )
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[31 May 2008|01:16am]
Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line (unless the first line reveals the song title) from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and song title correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

here it goes...Collapse )

kthx! Sleepy now.
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I'm a wacko. [28 May 2008|02:25am]
when I'm overtired...

[02:23] Starburstingx: COOL BEANS
[02:24] Starburstingx: COFFEE BEAN
[02:24] Starburstingx: BEAN TIME
[02:24] Starburstingx: THYME HERB
[02:24] Starburstingx: HERBAL TEA
[02:24] Starburstingx: TEA CUPS
[02:24] Starburstingx: CUP NOODLE
[02:24] Starburstingx: NOODLE SOUP
[02:24] Starburstingx: CHICKEN SOUP
[02:25] Starburstingx: SPICY CHICKEN
[02:25] Starburstingx: COOL AND SPICY
[02:25] Starburstingx: COOL BEANS
[02:25] Starburstingx: it's a poem
[02:25] Starburstingx: I wrote it
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50 Shots is Murder. [26 Apr 2008|12:47pm]
Someone mind telling me what's wrong with this country?

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/04/25/sean.bell.trial/index.html

It's disgusting. Four detectives against a few black men who were most likely drunk, as it was the night of this man's bachelor party. 50 shots at an unarmed, terrified young man. 50 shots. When is that EVER necessary? Ever? That's not self-defense. That is murder. One shot in the leg would have done it. And the law protects them.

It makes me afraid to live in a country where things like this can happen and the police can get away with that.

And don't even get me started on the race and class issue..

It's a tragedy. He was two days from marriage. Can you imagine losing the man you were marrying in two days? They had two children... who lost their father at the expense of a corrupt justice system.
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Alex is a very amusing person [22 Mar 2008|02:52pm]

 
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Goals. [16 Jan 2008|01:49am]
When I was in 9th grade, I wrote down my life goals for english class. These are them. I will bold any that I may have accomplished.

This is your life. Fill it with meaning.Collapse )

I dreamed pretty big back then lmfao.. I am pretty sure I'd need to live about 500 years to accomplish all of this. But it's sweet. Nice to look back at.
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[28 Dec 2007|09:09pm]
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1698607,00.html?xid=rss-topstories

I just don't know. this world.. ugh. This government. Sigh.

We are doing it all wrong. There is no way to argue that we are not. This is all such a mess.

Le sigh.
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[15 Nov 2007|02:42am]
For the first time in my life, I do not feel lost.

I can't explain it. But I know that coming here was the best thing to ever happen to me.
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[13 Oct 2007|09:07pm]
I love Wesleyan more than words can describe..

this youtube video comes pretty close to explaining why, though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veuTVBDVFuc
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[20 May 2007|03:10pm]
This man is my hero.

Please read this.Collapse )

Moved me to tears.
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[28 Apr 2007|06:30pm]
I need to get out of here.
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[07 Apr 2007|07:10pm]
VASSAR OR WESLEYAN (or Oberlin)?

GO.
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[05 Feb 2007|05:27pm]
Ahhh
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[21 Jan 2007|03:26am]
http://www.lost.eu/17af2

come play the game!
this could be the very minute.

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