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Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
9:22 am - this is what's new.
If I could have just one wish,
I would wish to wake up everyday
to the sound of your breath on my neck,
the warmth of your lips on my cheek,
the touch of your fingers on my skin,
and the feel of your heart beating with mine...
Knowing that I could never find that feeling
with anyone other than you.

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Saturday, July 9th, 2005
2:06 am - Wow it's been a while.
for the record -- i'm shitfaced. i'm going to try and go through and correct any errors that may turn up due to the the amount of alcohol that's currently coursing through my veins. but anyway.... in case any of you who still have my as friends are curious... here we go...

the survey stolen from everyone else....Collapse )

i'm too drunk to ponder these questions further. i just met my blockmates girlfriend. scandalous, really. but i'm happy for them. i just wish mine would call. but i'm going to stop pining right..... now. that' all.

g'night all.

current mood: (really really)

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Monday, April 18th, 2005
10:46 pm
Invictus

OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

- William Ernest Henley

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Sunday, February 27th, 2005
9:39 pm
1. Grab the nearest book. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.


"As for animal flesh, some members of the priestly Brahman caste reject it entirely; but most Brahmans eat either eggs, poultry, or fish in addition to copious quantities of milk and dairy products."

Good To Eat: Riddles of Rood and Culture by Prof. Martin Harris.

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Thursday, February 24th, 2005
11:49 am - Yeah, it's been a while......
Here are a few pictures from a recent rugby social.....Collapse )

current mood: amused

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Sunday, December 5th, 2004
9:43 pm
ME!Collapse )

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Friday, November 12th, 2004
8:19 pm
So here are some pictures that I've collected over the past couple weeks...

We've got some Halloween, some rugby, some artsy stuff, some random stuff.

Yeah.

See everything here!Collapse )

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Friday, October 29th, 2004
4:09 pm
Has anyone seem Eminem's new music video "Mosh"? It's intense.

I can't believe he (anyone, actually) would release something so political and grossly inflated, regardless of the fact that the election is only a week away. It's fairly inaccurate too, although catchy. I felt myself being somewhat carried along with the message, and I'm not the mos easily swayed person. Imagine what it could do to thousands of 18 and 19 year olds out there who hadn't cared to vote before.

Amazing.

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11:30 am - Pictures for everyone!!!!!
A few pictures from recent days...Collapse )

current mood: amused, slightly.

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Friday, October 22nd, 2004
3:39 pm
The neighbors’ dog will not stop barking.
He is barking the same high, rhythmic bark
that he barks every time they leave the house.
They must switch him on on their way out.

The neighbors’ dog will not stop barking.
I close all the windows in the house
and put on a Beethoven symphony full blast
but I can still hear him muffled under the music,
barking, barking, barking,
and now I can see him sitting in the orchestra,
his head raised confidently as if Beethoven
had included a part for barking dog.

When the record finally ends he is still barking,
sitting there in the oboe section barking,
his eyes fixed on the conductor who is
entreating him with his baton
while the other musicians listen in respectful
silence to the famous barking dog solo,
that endless coda that first established
Beethoven as an innovative genius.


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So two midterms and one paper later, I still have a pulse.

All things considered, I'm in pretty good shape. =)

And I have a date with a girl today. =)

And then I have rugby practice and a dinner out with Erica for her birthday, and then a rugby game tomorrow, and then clearly a Sox game viewing, and then a chem problem set, then 2 chem chapters to read, then a physics problem set, then 3 phyics chapters to read, then Sunday I have an HMUN meeting, and then I have to read the UNTARC papers, the SCAC manual and do lots of other random stuff. Clearly, not having time to get get wasted is becoming a bigger and bigger problem.

Erica's Awesome Birthday Cake -- photoshopped by yours truly, and for the record it look a helluva lot better on the computer screen than it did sugar-printed onto the cake's icing. So there.


current mood: quixotic =)

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Saturday, October 16th, 2004
6:05 pm
Wow -- I haven't updated in AGES.

Clearly, school is keeping me busy, and also I don't even know where to begin because it's been quite a while since my last update.

Ummm.... let's see.

I started playing rugby! And it's the absolutely coolest sport I have ever played. It combines the best parts of soccer and football (and others...) into one great, fast, hard-hitting game. I could go on about it for a long time, but the team is great and crazy and we play hard and party hard. Practice three days a week, once at 7am, which sucks but is quite a rush at the same time. We've had 4 games so far, and have won all but 1. I got put on the A-side team, and since A-side is all veterans and B-side is all the rookies, I feel special that they think I can run hardest and hit hardest out of all the new girls. But enough crowing, that's all about that.

Classes are going well. Chem is fun, physics is challenging but interesting, The Warren Court is a lot better than I had expected and while it's a lot of reading, I'm greatly enjoying it. And The History of the Portrait is a HUGE waste of my time, but at least it's easy. So yeah.

My Wednesdays. They suck. Practice from 7-9, class at 9, discussion section at 10, class at 11, class at 12, and then chem lab from 1-6. OH YEAH. So basically I don't get to eat breakfast or lunch, nor do I get to shower from practice until after 6pm. I don't mind the dirt so much, but I imagine my classmats and lab partners have a thing or two to say on the matter. =)

As for Mr. DUI Summer Boy, we're keeping in touch. And I think it's safe to say that he misses me A LOT more than I miss him. I imagine that it makes sense, since I'm here running around all day every day not having enough time to breathe, while he's at home working and fishing and not having anything to do with his time but sit around and think about me. I dunno. But he's nice, and we're talking still.

That's all.

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Friday, August 27th, 2004
4:18 pm - We all live by hope
A Room with a View is generally what I consider to be my favorite book, but having read and reread A Month in the Country recently, it's popularity is growing. I gave it to Jake to read, but I doubt he'll ever have the motivation to open it.

I need to cut out the serious life-considering books for a while though and get back to the fun stuff like Douglas Adams and Kurt Vonnegut. I started reading Breakfast of Champions today, and it was quite a breath of fresh air.

"Fucking," he writes, "is what it's called when you make babies."

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On a completely different note, I sat down today to try and iron out my classes for the upcoming year. It's all about what I excpect. Chemistry and physics and more math. And then the stupid general education core classes. I haven't done any yet, and none of them appeal to me at all.

Every day at work my boss who can be an asshole but is nice enough when it suits him asks me, "Hey Aimee, you getting excited to head back to school yet?" and every time I reply, "Well Troy, not so much." Every time, because I really haven't been that excited to get back to it (it being classes and work and big city life and roommates and people and cars and noise and pollution and sirens and chemistry and pressure to succeed and the east coast and all that jazz.....). But having sat down and seen the classes I'll be taking I'm starting to get a little excited about it all starting up again. It sounds really awful and nerdy (thankfully I'm used to that by now...), especially this one class that I'll be taking in the spring:

Chemistry 135. Experimental Synthetic Chemistry
Catalog Number: 3406
Enrollment: Limited to 45.
Preference given to concentrators in Chemistry, Biochemical Sciences, and Biology, in that order.
Half course (spring term).
Lectures Monday at 1, and
Laboratory, eight to nine hours a week, Tuesday 2–10 PM or Wednesday 1–9 PM or Thursday 2–10 PM
An introduction to experimental problems encountered in the synthesis, isolation, purification, characterization, and identification of inorganic and organic compounds.
Note: Recommended as an efficient preparation for research in experimental inorganic and organic chemistry and related sciences such as biochemistry and pharmacology.


Wheeeeee!!!! (right?)

So maybe sitting here browsing all the possible classes that I'll never take (women's studies, romantic languages, slavic studies, health policy, government, etc.) is good because I'm getting excited about the possibility of being able to do whatever I want.

OK.

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Monday, August 23rd, 2004
12:02 pm
Me: "You know, Jake, you're a really nice guy."
*silence*
Him: "Yeah, I like you a lot too."
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WFT? I really don't think that what I said can be interpreted as "Jake, I like you a lot". All I said was that he was a really nice guy, which he is (sometimes). Honestly now.

Speaking of said knight in shining armor -- guess where he is today? If you guessed "The County Courthouse for 100, Alex" then you'd be right.

Apparently (and he hadn't told anyone else this.. he trusts me, apparently) when he was driving back from camping the other day and spun out on wet roads and took out part of a rancher's fench, the sheriff had to come out because it was technically an accident. And the sheriff just happenned to have a drug dog with him, and said drug dog just happenned to find a bowl and a pipe in his truck. So now Jake has 2 $600 tickets for possession and possession of paraphernalia. Go team!!

So he's in court today (secretly... woop-dee-doo...) and told me that he expects a couple days in jail on top of the $1200 in fines. Poor guy. I'd be worried sick if I were him.

Why am I continuing to see this guy? Well, he's a good cook, and I'm a sucker for lost causes.


On a totally different note, we're recarpeting the downstairs of our house today. No longer will time spend lying on the carpet be followed by pointed comments about the fine odor of dog urine. Oh yeah.

And I fly back to Cambridge on the 13th. Is anyone gonna be around the area or in Ct?

PS- The Core can suck it. I just spent an hour online reading the CUE guide stuff and the course description catalogues and I'm getting more and more frustrated and disheartened by it all. Damn the man.

current mood: bored, but slightly inspired

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Friday, August 20th, 2004
12:05 pm
Well, the summer of 2004 is rapidly drawing to a close. It seems like just yesterday I was freaking out because it was August already. And now, it's freaking the 20th of August. Honestly, what have I been doing that's made time go by so fast?

Work, mostly. Two jobs. One full time, the other around 10 hours a week. That's 50 hours a week.

Let's see. 24 x 7 is 168. That's 168 hours a week that I have at my disposal. (By the way, I'm at a library and they've locked most functions on this computer, so I have no calculator. I'm doing the sums in my head, so don't yell at me if they're wrong...)

168 - 50 (work) = 118.

Now with the time I've been spending with Jake, I've been sleeping odd hours (ie. 5am-noon, 2am-10am) so I'll give myself 7 hours of sleep a night. 7 x 8 = 56. Let's say about 60 hours of sleep a week because I can be a big lazy bum when it comes down to it.

118 - 60 = 58.

OK -- Lets estimate that counting cooking and eating breakfast, lunch, dinner and let's throw a shower in there too, that's 3 hours a day. 3 x 7 = 21.

58 - 21 = 37.

OK. I probably go ride somewhere 3 times a week, at 3 or 4 hours at a time. That's 12 hours a week.

37 - 12 = 25.

Watching the Olympics for what.. 2 hours a night? 2 x 7 = 14.

25 - 14 = 11.

So I have 11 hours a week in which I'm not doing something (not that watching TV really should count as 'doing something'. But still, that's less than 2 hours a day. And I haven't even factored in time spent with Jake (although that would mostly fit into the eating, watching TV, working, or sleeping categories).

The point that I'm trying to make here is that, through detailed (riiight..) calculations I can show where all my precious summer time has gone. I will get some of that time back as money, once I get paid for all the work I'm doing. But the rest has just slipped away. Tragic really.

Well, guess what?! I have to go to work now. Whoop-dee-doo.

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Saturday, August 14th, 2004
10:56 am
Some photography.....Collapse )

current mood: caffeinated

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Wednesday, August 11th, 2004
3:09 pm - Pictures pictures pictures
Pictures from the summer so far (sadly it's almost over...)Collapse )

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Friday, July 16th, 2004
3:47 pm
So I've worked at the lab for three days now. I was hired to package materials and products, but since they're just starting up, they don't have anything to pack yet. Hence, I've been thrown into the middle of organic synthesis, which is by far one of the coolest things I've ever done. They're making these molecules that are fluorescent and can be attached to anthrax and Ebola antigens, so that one day in the (near) future there can be kits made that let you just touch the tip of a probe to some suspicious substance, and if it starts to fluorsce, you know that it's bad. How freakin' cool is that?!?!

So yeah, the lab job is going to be very cool. And I think the guys didn't think that I knew very much at first, so they were asking me things like 'Do you know how to go from grams to mols?' which is pathetically easy, but now they're explaining mechanisms to me, and letting me play with cool dangerous things (the active component of tear gas -- stuff like that...).

That's about all. My sister and roommates might go up into the Tobacco Roots and backpack around for the weekend, and there are some sweet natural hot springs in the back-country which would be nice. But I do have to be back here to work at 2pm on Sunday, so it might not work out. Besides, it's be nice to stay here and hang out with Jake.

I really don't understand that guy yet. We talk on the phone and, like I've said before, he says some surprisingly intelligent stuff. So we'll see.

Ooh -- I saw Dodgeball last night. SO FUCKING FUNNY. Everyone needs to go see it. If you're stupid, you'll laugh at the times of crude, base humor. If you're smart, you'll laugh then too, but you'll also laugh when they slip in pretty subtle stuff that's absolutely brilliant, easy to miss, but so awesome. The writers for that movie are gods, really. =)

That's about all -- I should head home and finish mowing the lawn. Do you think it's good that the mower spews grey-blue smoke and coughs and sputters and can't push through anything thicker than plain grass without dying? No, I didn't think so either.

-A

current mood: =)

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Thursday, July 15th, 2004
6:45 pm
Well, I'm still alive.

Just working a lot, both in the lab and cooking.

The boy is more of a loser than I had anticipated, but he's interesting too. Like, he writes letters to our senators and representatives and uses really big words from time to time (to impress me? hmmm...) but sometimes he's a big stupid boy who has a vulgar sense of humor and drinks too much. And he likes to play cribbage.

Eh.

That's all.

This keyboard's space bar sucks. And I'm getting tired of pounding the stupid key.

That'sallfornow...

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Friday, July 9th, 2004
11:42 pm
1) Boys are STUPID

2) I flew over the handlebars of my bike last night going down a trail, flew through the air, did a 360, tucked, rolled, and busted the hell out of my hip. Being prone is fine, sitting's a bit uncomfortable, walking is getting easier, biking is still ridiculously painful, and GODDAMIT trying to shave in the shower is absolutely impossible. My knees and elbows are a bit worse for the wear, but it's mostly my bruised hip/back-of-the-pelvis that's bad. You know where love handles sit, it's like right there, but a little closer to my spine and lower down. I can't tell yet if I bruised the bone or pulled something really bad. Awwwww shit, how am i going to work tomorrow?

3) On the upside, my roommate/biking-buddy Molly who was witness to the little crash did say that it was one of the coolest flips/falls she'd seen in a long time. Apparently I got quite a bit of air, as did my bike. Whee!!!

4) Boys are really really STUPID.

(No offense to the nice smart boys out there, whereever you are. But you're the far distant minority)

current mood: in pain?

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Wednesday, July 7th, 2004
11:41 am - Let's take a poll, shall we?
Name: Jacob (Jake) Newman
Hair: Dark brown and curly
Facial Hair: Small goatee and mustache
Age: 23

Do we think Jewish??

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Anyways, I have a date Friday night to go see Dodgeball (mature, I know). But it should be fun, since I heard it was a pretty riotous little flick.

That's about all, I've just been working a lot. There's this dick at work, a complete asshole. I hate him a lot. And during the course of my bitching about him at home last night, my sister and I compared notes, and it turns out that she had a fling with him 2 years ago. He ended up being a prick to her and making up shit and spreading rumors. Now I have even more of a reason to hate him. And hate him, I do.

OK. Bye.

Oh, and go to the Dodgeball link -- it's pretty freakin' funny!

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