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[02 Jul 2003|12:12pm]
This is a test for something.
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job?!? [09 Jun 2003|07:40pm]
[ music | reel big fish ]

WOAH! Panera actually called ME to set up a job interview! It's a freakin' miracle I say! Of course, for my second call-back, I wasn't home to answer it AGAIN... but I'm calling back tomorrow and I will (hopefully) be pleasant and friendly and come off as very responsible and dependable and I will be hired on the spot, woo!
Another fantastic thing I found out today is that, along with another outdoor concert at the Riverfront to make up for the one that was rained out, DP is FINALLY going to be back at 123 at the end of this month!!! And they're playing with the infamous Hello Canteloupe, how interesting! I am SO happy and excited...
However, as my mom so kindly brought up, wouldn't it be ironic if I had to work that night?? Or both nights. As if the outdoor one wouldn't get rained out again anyway, heh. Yeah, I'm kinda bummed thinking about missing either one :( But I guess that's life. And I'll get to see them again... once in awhile :( They're all special and touring this summer so no Morgantown shows after these probably :( But they did say that even though they're not students here anymore, they're going to play UpAllNight again, and hopefully they'll have 123 shows. Oh well. Who knows, maybe I'll be ridiculously lucky and there will be no problems... but with the luck I've had so far, that will probably never happen. I'll just be EXTREMELY happy and lucky to have a job finally, if I get it. Thinking in terms of everyday life and not the lovely excitement of those rare concert days, that would overall be the best thing to happen. And if it doesn't, I'll be happy that I don't have to worry about missing my TWO whole shows this summer. *sigh. I just love their shows so much and I'm always in a state of withdrawal, it's rough. It's just so frustrating to think how exciting things like that happen so rarely and that I could still have to miss them, you know? I mean, for the most part there's nothing to really interfere with, but if I could just have those FEW TIMES, you know? It's just soooooo agonizing to think about. And maybe if they happend a little more often it wouldn't cause such intense emotion, haha. Just like if it rained a little less I wouldn't be so touchy about the weather. Balance, balance is the key to well-being, is it not? Oh well. (In terms of the DP shows, it would be a lot easier to miss them if I didn't have such a damn crush on Andy, gaaaah. I wish he'd... cut that hair of his that completely does me in or something and put me out of my love-sick misery, lol). But hey, at least Panera isn't open late enough for me to have to worry about missing my fireworks... that is VERY important to me, heh :)
Speaking of Panera, I ate too many chocolate pastries from that lovely place. I'm going to get fat if I keep eating the way I do, it doesn't matter how much exercise I get in the summer :/ I will work on eating better, I'd REALLY like to keep my phsyique please, heh :)

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i <3 alan m! [26 May 2003|01:31pm]
Which Josie and the Pussycat character are you??

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he reminds me SO much of andy
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summer daydream [18 May 2003|05:31pm]
[ mood | sick ]

The idea of a summer trip was, to my excited surprise, mentioned by Rebecca last night. I was quick to suggest Ocean City, Ben brought up Sunset Beach (really good surfing, it would be HILARIOUS to get a lesson), and Rebecca expressed thoughts of going out West - though I don't think the much-too-distant shores of California were intended, hehe.
Colorado has a big place in my heart, and I would jump at the chance to go to the dry, hot, adventurous atmospheres of Arizona or New Mexico - but right now, I'm all about the beach.
I'm dying for excitement in the sun, sand, and surf. I want to be covered in sweat, sunscreen, and salt-water! I want to live in a tank top and shorts with my swimsuit peeking out, ready to spring into action when needed. I want to wake up to the dim light just before sunrise and go for a run along the beach. I want to wake my friends up by yelling "It's 8am and you're at the beach!" I want to make them a breakfast of honey-nut Cheerios, fresh, juicy pineapple and sweet oranges, served complete with a little paper umbrella. I want to spend the morning shopping in quaint beach shops downtown, stopping at a fish stand for a brunch of shrimp and rice in a red and white checkered paper dish. I want to play a frisky game of ultimate frisbee on the beach with fun people, including a cute local boy, of course. I want to run from rollercoaster to rollercoaster with my old and new friends at a big amusement park, only stopping to get soft-serve vanilla ice cream cones to eat in the lines. I want my local boy's dad to take everyone way out in the ocean on a speed boat to look for wild dolphins. I want to swim, ride rented jet skis, and bury people in the sand until dusk, then wrap myself up in a brightly-colored beach towel to walk home to clean up. I want to eat a dinner of fresh seafood at a festive, outdoor cabaret and take part in lively, stimulating conversation, our laughs intertwining with the surrounding sounds of live music and elated people. I want to buy a bright white t-shirt sporting the location and funky, creative name of the restaurant on the back with big, vivid, tropical graphics of parrots and lizards and palm trees. I want to go to a big, all-night beach party with a bonfire and s'mores, only to be dragged away by my boy to go for a walk along the water, sit down on some dry driftwood, and make out. I want everyone else to sneak up on us with flashlights to play spotlight tag until we all collapse on our backs in the sand and stare up at the star-speckled midnight sky. Then I want to get pinched on the arm by a crab, just to say it happened.
And now we have a perfect plot-line for an SUV or Red Lobster commercial.
But back to reality: summer is definitely right around the corner, and there are lots of reasonable, unidealistic ideas for fun times, too, hehe.

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Ruts and rants [18 May 2003|01:12pm]
[ mood | blah ]

I need some stimulation. The weather is in a rut; I'M in a rut - partially due to the weather. To restate the exact same thing I wrote the last time the clouds really got to me, when it's cool and cloudy, I feel incapable of doing anything; I just shut down. I get in this dreary mood where I feel phsyically and mentally exhausted and I don't want to do anything, yet at the same time I can't STAND not having anything to do! It drives me crazy. I had to almost force myself to go hang out with Ben and Rebecca last night - but once I did, it was pretty fun. It's just taking that first step out of my idleness that's the hard part - something that isn't difficult at all when it's warm and sunny.
When have to turn down plans or put errands on hold, most people explain their reasons by saying "I can't today, I have to do this or that instead" or "tomorrow would be better for me, I was up really late last night". What do I say? "I'm going to wait until it's sunny." And not just for outdoor activities, but even things like cleaning my room or picking something up at the mall, basically anything involving departure from my house; it's ridiculous.
It's like I'm solar-powered or something; a week of overcast days leaves me empty and powerless. Even right now, I'm sitting at the computer with my space heater on full blast, staring blankly at the screen with my head tipping to one side and my eyes drooping. Pathetic.
But isn't it frustrating dragging along with no sunshine for such extended periods of time, clouds day after day after gloomy day?? Seems like enough to get ANYONE a little down. Thinking in biological terms, isn't it natural for human beings to prefer a little sunshine over dreariness and, even more so, warmth over cold??
Ironically though, I do love thunderstorms. I suppose the great roars and crackles of thunder provide fantastic stimulation; and storms definitely lack the lifelessness of those drab, insipid gray days.
Man, even the faint sound of a neighbors lawn mower has just inspired me to perk up slightly. So while seemingly insignificant down-shifts in the condition my environment leave me unbelievably drained of life, equally as small changes for the better spark my energy right back up again. Bipolarity, what fun!
Obviously, I'm being a little overdramatic for effect, and it wouldn't be such a harsh experience to weather the weather if I didn't dwell on my frustration :) Getting my mind off of it actually disguises me as a normal person, which brings us to the bigger problem: Nothing seems fun. There are only so many good movies out there to be seen, and, while I'd LOVE to go to Dairy Queen or TCBY or La Casa or Applebee's or Yama or Casa three times a day every day, it can't be done... or at least SHOULDN'T be done :) It just seems we so quickly exhaust our resources of enjoyable entertainment, leading to my aforementioned RUT. And sometimes it seems as though I'm the most easily bored one of my friends... yet on other, PRETTIER days, I occasionally feel annoyed that no one seems to share my spirit and spunk. Hmm...
I am led to believe that, cycling back to my weather issues, summery conditions are key in getting me to spring into action - even towards activities that have been played out. So maybe lack of sun also inhibits my enjoyment receptors or something, leaving bright days to over stimulate them - hence my mania, enthusiasm, and endless supplies of energy in the summer.
I'm turning into a scientific/psychological study.
Stay tuned for a normal, friendly entry later :)

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"But when the Pirates of the Caribbean ride breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists." [16 May 2003|12:59pm]
I want to go to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and see dinosaur skeletons. Those STILL completely astound me.

I want to go to the National Aquarium in Baltimore and see dolphins. They STILL do something to me that makes my eyes fill up with tears; it's crazy. No, it's MAGICAL, lol.

I loved big field trips.

I want to whale-watch.
I want to cliff-dive.
I do NOT want cultural experiences; that was my problem last summer, and why I can honestly say I don't care to ever go back to Europe. I didn't dislike the vacation because I was stuck with my parents, because I had to dump water on myself with buckets to shower, or even because I puked so much I thought for sure I'd end up in a hospital, lol. I simply just didn't enjoy Europe *gasp!*; there's nothing for me there, why is that so hard for people to accept??? I'm not a culture buff like so many people in my life are; sorry.
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Well I guess this is growing up? [15 May 2003|06:22pm]
[ mood | worried ]

And the grades for Spring 2003 are in: 3.51 GPA, not toooo, too shabby... but now that my weak, unstimulating subjects are out of the way, I aim to make it pretty impressive next semester :) Not to mention that from fall on I will have to compete with other journalism students, so that should boost my efforts even more, heh :) Things are starting to get more serious, but it's actually going to be beneficial for me; that's encouraging :) Woah, enough with the smilies.

Speaking of serious journalism issues, I have to take the Journalism Qualification Exam on Monday, which basically determines where I'm going to stand as a Journalism major. If I pass, I get into the next Journ. class which will then, depending on my grade, allow me to be granted acceptence into the Journalism school. Then I will no longer have to refer to myself as a PRE-Journalism major, *oooh, aaaah*. However, even if I do pass, considering that I'm taking the JQE late thanks to my moronic ill-advising advisor, I wonder if there will be room for me in JRL 215 next semester - I may have to wait until next spring.

If I DON'T pass (an occurance I'm hoping to be highly unlikely), I'll just have to fork out 15 bucks some other time and hope to ace it later... or give up my major, but that would be silly. Though, I'm considering myself very lucky because Jo said if you don't make it into the pharmacy program on the first try, you're locked out forever. And as fate would have it, she happened to end up in the same place at the same time as pharmacy hopefuls holding ridiculously high GPAs that she can't compete with, so she's going to have to find a new major. I find that to be a bit wrong, but what do I know? Man, all this talk of academic competition is making me a little anxious :/

Moving on to other aspects of my life, Ben and Rebecca and I have plans to head out to Chestnut Ridge to watch the lunar eclipse tonight... but it's raining right now and I have a feeling that the sky isn't going to improve enough by 11 to make this outing enjoyable to its fullest extent. Oh well.

Biking yesterday was a little bit of an adventure, though we couldn't find the supposed Ghost Town. Oh well. And Char and Jo never called me to help with their painting job this morning/afternoon. Oh well. And now no one gets to help paint the Katie-Charlotte-Rebecca house anymore. Yet again I say, oh well, haha. All is still good :) Tomorrow is another day, leading to another week... though now I'm starting to feel some little worry pangs about my test and my major requirements and what I'm doing with my life, aaah! I can't even find a summer job yet, how am I going to get a journalism major-let alone USE it?! And even if I do manage to find myself doing these things, will I be happy??? Maybe I want to be an English major... could I be a teacher? Would I be happier? Probably actually- as one of those relaxed, vivacious literature teachers who are always portrayed in coming-of-age TV shows and movies, who are inspirational and unforgettable to people like Kevin Arnold and characters in Never Been Kissed, haha... he was a very attractive English teacher/love interest, wasn't he? Now I've managed to go off on a tangent... but I still don't know what to do with myself. Would I ever be a relaxed, bright-eyed editor of some interesting magazine of some sort?? Though really, I'm mainly worried that I'm not going to be happy where I end up; isn't that really the underlying goal of... everything? That seems to me to be the meaning behind doing ANYTHING and the only thing anyone could want to strive for in life, underneath it all. So, what's going to happen and what do I do to get my favorite outcome/beginning????? I'm scaaaared.

It just seems like the life of an english major would be much more serene and carefree than that of a journalist... though majoring in journalism doesn't automatically make me a future JOURNALIST; there are so many places to go, and within each one are even more options-but I don't even know what they are. And everything feels so out of reach anyway :( And the path to happiness and security is, ironically but expectedly, bumpy and insecure. But it's all part life, and living is an amazing experience :)

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[15 May 2003|12:22pm]
[ mood | pleased ]

I scored a 83% on the "Do you have California Spirit?" Quizie! What about you?

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Pie Another Day... get it?? get it?? AAHAHAHAhaha... heh :) [13 May 2003|07:22pm]
[ mood | geeky ]

MISSIONS: Accomplished: went to the dentist, recieved compliments on wonderful oral health, and picked out a snazzy yellow toothbrush; continued my travels and picked up applications for Panera, Claire's (yes, Claire's-hey, it'd be easy), and TCBY (unfortunatly, however, only to be put on reference since they're not looking to hire immediately); and ran for 25.002 minutes.

MISSIONS: Impending: turn in accumulated applications, bike with AJ, and see the secret release of the Matrix sequel with AJ

*and with the purr of a 2.5 engine, she gracefully revs away through the sweet, spring zephyrs, her hair gently streaming out the window of her jaunty, blue Impreza sedan*
hahaha, I'm such a dork

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more self-analysis! [13 May 2003|03:33pm]

-- Personality Disorder Test - Take It! --

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proud to be a heretic [13 May 2003|01:21pm]
Nothing like flaunting my distaste of religion. Oh, I love it.

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)Low
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Extreme
Level 7 (Violent)Low
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Moderate

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test
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good news vs. bad news [12 May 2003|08:23pm]
[ mood | blah ]

And I am back yet again. It was either writing or eating as a means of alieviating my boredom and, seeing that the latter is a habit I'm trying to break, here I am :)

Good news: DP is playing a show at the ampitheater by the river in a couple weeks or so, how fantastic is that?!? I've always thought it would be great to see any band there in the summer, let alone my beloved Penguins. Needless to say, I was SO psyched to find out this super-duper information; having something truly fun to look forward to is an extremely affective device for creating and maintaining good moods :D

Bad news: I'm a little stressed out about the summer job stuff, first of all because I don't know how I'm going to even GET one, secondly because I'll be nervous when I hopefully DO manage to get one. *sigh*
Also, my dad apparantly wants to balance my checkbook with me or something, oh boy! Since when do I have a checkbook anyway? I've never written a check in my life... I've used a check card though, maybe it has something to do with that. See? I'm not supposed to be almost 20; the real world still confuses and intimidates me so; I'm such a sheltered little baby. At least I'm finally beginning to get the driving thing up to par though.

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happy thoughts... all we need is fairy dust and we'll fly [12 May 2003|05:32pm]
[ mood | blah ]


~go to Applebee's for alcohol-free cocktails
~go to Krogers and get cake mix and frosting and yummy, fun ingredients and go to someones house and bake/design it
~have a big picnic
~camping, of course
~go to the zoo

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katie and the weather: two peas in the same mood pod... or something, lol [12 May 2003|03:21pm]
[ mood | cranky ]
[ music | Distorted Penguins - Sexi Lexi... again ]

Yesterday I was all smiles. I excitedly volunteered to wash both of the gorgeous, blue cars right after having enjoyed a jog at the trail, and I even got in exercise mode that same evening, generating some sit-ups, push-ups, and punching drills I learned in kick boxing.

Today my energy level is at zero, I feel very irritable, my limbs feel two tons heavier than they did yesterday, and any motivation to drag them from one place to another is non-existant.

Bi-polar disorder? Nah, I just happen to reflect the weather. Maybe I could be some interesting character in a story; maybe I'm related to Storm somehow: she controls the weather, I'm controlled BY the weather?

It's great in the summer, but for the other 3/4 of the year, aside from the cheerfulness and fun surrounding Christmas and Valentine's Day, it's extremely disrupting. Everything is more of a struggle on days like these. I get nothing accomplished; all I can do is just... sit, which, ironically, makes me feel even WORSE. I'm at the end of a loooong road of these vexes; this is just one of those last, little spurts of suckiness before I FINALLY get to relish in the brightly stimulating effects SUMMER has on my seasonal affective disorder, woo! Soon I'll be hyper and hysterically happy again, spontaneous and up for anything under the blazing, summer sun :D

I KNEW there was something more to my feeling fantastic in California than just the mouth-watering fruit, and the ocean, and the boys, and... my mommy made fun of me because I'm sitting next to my space heater right now :) Hopefully I'll get to put it away for at least a few months out of the year, right???

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waiting-for-dinner boredom [11 May 2003|06:02pm]
[ mood | bored ]
[ music | distorted penguins - sexi lexi ]

1. When were you born: July 4, 1983
2.Where were you born: Garfield Heights, OH
3.What was your first grade teacher's name: Mrs. Kapella
4. What was your first pets name and what was it: Percy; he was a cat
5. What was your worst accident (medical): falling off a stool and just barely fracturing my elbow; it hardly even hurt
6. What was your favorite cartoon: The Noozles
7. Who was your first best friend: Laura Jaketa
8. When was the first time you ever went on a plane: when I was 6 or 7 to San Diego
9. Who was your first boyfriend: Eddie Tancredi (lmao) in 1st grade... he said he was going to marry me
10. What was your favorite song when you were in the 5th grade: Spiderwebs by No Doubt
11. What was your favorite movie in the 2nd grade: The Little Mermaid
12. What did you want to be when you grew up: a veterinarian... THAT'S a laugh
13. What used to be your favorite color: blue
14. What was your favorite subject: english
15. Did you ever wet your pants at school: never, but i did throw up as my kindergarten class lined up to go to lunch :)
16. Did you ever get sent to the principal: nope
17. Did you ever start a food fight: nope
19. What was your favorite toy: bobo!
20. Did you ever suck your thumb: yeah, that's why my teeth used to be so screwed up... but they're damn sexy now :D
21. What time is it: 6:15pm
22. What's the date: May 11, 2003
23. What grade are you in: i'm in a summer hiatus between my freshman and sophomore years of college
24. Who is your best friend: Jo
27. Do you have any pets? Tamas, the cat
28. If so what is its name: TAMAS
29. What is your favorite subject in school: english
30. What color of hair do you have: blonde
31. What kind of music do you listen to: aaaall sorts of stuff, ska lately
32. Do you still watch cartoons: rocket power!!
33. What is your favorite TV show: i've been watching dawson's creek lately *smacks head*, but i'll go with gilmore girls
34. Do you get online often: indeed
35. What's your worst fear: being unhappy
36. What's your favorite color: hmm... CAROLINA blue, to be picky
37. What state do you live in: WV
38. Do you have a b/f g/f: nope
39. What's your favorite type of food: mexican
40. Do you drive: yep
41. What do you want to be when you grow up: a journalist for some cool, laid-back magazine
42. Do you want to go to college: i DO go to college
43. Do you want to get married: eventually
44. If so at what age...if not why: late twenties maybe?
45. Do you want to have kids: the thought seems quite horrid, as do the aspects involved, but maybe
47. At what age do you think you'll live to be: 101
48. Where do you want to live when you're 35: 35? how bout san francisco?
49. What movie do you want to see next Saturday night: matrix
50. What time do you think you will go to bed when you're 70 (if you plan to live that long)? umm, 9:30?
51. Do you think you will have the same friends as you do now: probably not... but who knows
52. Do you think everyone will be jealous of you at your 10th high school reunion: yup, because then looking younger than i really am will be awesome :)
53. Do you want to be president of the U.S.: no way
54. Do you want to walk on the moon: eh, sure, i don't particularly care though
55. Do you want to be famous: it would be kinda cool, but i'm not striving for it or anything
56. What kind of housing do you want to live in: simple and nice
57. What color do you think your hair will be when you're 50: hmm, maybe i'll dye it a rich, pretty brown
58. Do you think you will still have the same personality when you're 60: yes, but with much gained

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[11 May 2003|10:38am]
Your destination is ARUBA! Hot, Hot, Hot and
attention grabbing!! You're in the place of
originaity and lush living. A place where time
doesn't exist and everything is laidback!

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You're Hobbes!
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practical. You're proud of who you are. At the
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Chihiro, you are kind and good, though a little
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your loved ones and never give up.

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You're the Desiderata!
You are the Desiderata by Max Ehrmann.

Positive and inspirational, you look forward to
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Aruba, Jamaica, oooo I wanna take ya... [11 May 2003|07:21am]
[ mood | peaceful ]
[ music | Chicken - Big Love ]

Adventures in picking up a job application:

Lady: Are you at least 18?
Katie: Yeah.
Jo: She's older than me.
Lady: Oh, really? You don't look it.

At least when my kick boxing instructor thought I was a high schooler he went on to smile and remark that it was a good thing because I'll look young all my life rather than add injury to insult, haha. Though, I really don't mind that people constantly think I'm 16 or 17, I don't care; I feel closer to that than my real age. I can't believe I'm almost 20, but it's pretty darn cool I guess. And soon after that I'll be able to order those lovely, dessert-like cocktails such as Mud Slides and BAHAMA MAMAS (mmmm) with the alcoholic ingredients included. They're so pretty!

That's what Jo and I looked at while we waited for our dinners at Applebee's last night. And she and my mommy ordered a big dessert with two spoons and shared it (with a little additional help from my spoon of course), it was so cute.

Hmm... I bought tank tops yesterday so it better get hot and sunny soon because I want to wear them!! I need to wash my car, too. And I want to get my hair cut soooo badly, I don't think I can wait until it stops raining. Oh well, sunshine, a shorter haircut, tank tops, and all the fantastic things I'm going to do in them are still right around the coooorner. I love times like these: the rough stuff is done, but the good times are still waiting. They're wrapped up in bright packaging, untouched. They're like displayed gifts waiting to be opened-but it's not quite time yet; there's still time to simply enjoy thinking about them and looking forward to them. Peaceful, happy anticipation and excitation, ah.

have got
to PEE.

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Movies and food and jobs, oh my! [10 May 2003|10:18am]
[ mood | hungry ]
[ music | Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion ]

What's better than an evening filled with mutants and vanilla ice cream cones? Lots and lots and lots of things, but that doesn't mean that seeing X-Men and going to Dairy Queen last night wasn't nice :) I loved all the action-packed, fantastical fighting scenes in the movie, and Wolverine was quite delicious... er, I mean the ice cream was.

However, after enjoying the best pizza in town at Casa, frozen yogurt (with FRESH strawberries) at Eat 'n' Park, an evening movie, and my beloved vanilla ice cream cone over the last two days (not to mention the pile of change a couple of parking meters ingested during finals week and the cash I'm setting aside to see the Matrix soon), my still jobless self is running out of money. This week, I'm going to get serious and go drive around town and stop in anyplace I can think of to ask if they're hiring for summer positions. I've been annoyed about the whole job search thing, but I really haven't tried much at all, have I? If only I were planning to work during school, then I'd be playing with flowers in Kroger's. Oh well :( Hmm... I'd LOVE to work at TCBY, even if it is always freezing in there. Cross your fingers for me!

Lalala, I also hope to get some hair chopped off soon! I want to save that wonderful adventure for a dry, warm, sunny day though; then I'll get to run around outside and start to enjoy the bright and glorious summer with my shorter hair flowy and silky smooth rather than messy and frizzy like it is in the rain and humidity we've been experiencing lately, blah. It's been cloudy for awhile, too, it's starting to make me cranky :( The trees, on the other hand, are lovely :) They're bright and lush and full now; I feel like I'm inside a rainforest when I run on the trail. And running there during thunderstorms is one of my new means of fun and excitement. What a rush.

I'm already ready for lunch!

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Count 'em out: [06 May 2003|07:02pm]
[ mood | thirsty ]

[10 bands you've seen live]
one. reel big fish
two. 311
three. the clarks
four. the living end
five. catch 22
six. bad religion
seven. blink 182
eight. buzz poets
nine. green day
ten. nine days

[9 things you look forward to]
one. summer
two. eating
three. good movies
four. a boyfriend
five. my own apartment
six. camping
seven. having a wonderful adult life
eight. DP recording their awesome new songs
nine. car rides :)

[8 things you wear everyday]
one. underwear
two. deodorant
three. ponytail-holder bracelet
four. a tropicalish necklace of some sort
five. socks
six. watch
seven. mandarin orange and mango body lotion
eight. cotton candy chapstick

[7 things that annoy you]
one. being cold
two. buzz cuts
three. republicans
four. traffic
five. thirst
six. boredom
seven. religious folk

[6 places you've been]
one. california
two. colorado
three. yellowstone
four. europe
five. the bathroom
six. niagra falls

[5 things you do every day]
one. breathe
two. eat fruit
three. sing in the mirror
four. check the weather
five. think

[4 favorite actresses]
one. drew barrymore
two. cameron diaz
three. juila roberts
four. julia stiles

[3 movies you could watch over and over]
one. star wars: a new hope
two. blue crush
three. the labyrinth

[2 of your favorite songs at this moment]
one. SGR - 21 and nowhere
two. distorted penguins - beautiful world... i just wish they'd record it so i wouldn't have to survive off hearing it once per show every month or so :(

[1 thing you couldn't live without]
one. happiness

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Good Riddance [05 May 2003|08:21am]
[ mood | calm ]
[ music | SGR - 21 and Nowhere ]

Freshman year is currently hanging on to existence by a strand of merely 3 finals.

I have trudged to classes in conditions equal to those faced by contenders in the Iditarod dog sled race, I have risked my life crossing Patteson Drive, and I have survived on lunchmeat, apples, granola bars, and bottled water.

I saw 311 on the plaza and a cockroach swimming in a toilet in Armstrong Hall.
I read Harry Potter books in the Mountainlair and The DA in psychology class.
I was taught by some extremely interesting professors and surrounded by some extremely dim-witted college students.
My English teacher told me she'd have wonderful things to say about me in a recommendation and a guy offering me beer told me I was cute.
I know campus like the back of my hand and that the large intestine has 5 different layers.

Most of my memories pertaining to the past 8 months or so have been filtered away, leaving nothing but thoughts of the recent sunshine, concert fun, jogging, endorphin-releasing chocolate bunnies, and end-of-the-semester cheer!!! :) My little chunk of college life has been separated into phases, and now, of course, the one at the top of my mind is the wonderful one I'm currently enjoying. Everything else seems so far away... which is really nice because, overall, the year was pretty rough. Winter seemed to taunt me, that damn 5 o'clock kick boxing class, while fun, made the days WAY too long, and the classes I had to take to fulfill cluster credits were yucky. Up until the time when my sanity made me ditch KB class and warm weather came to miraculously rescue me from all my problems (it literally felt that way), I was feeling a bit dragged down.

But the beautiful reality is that IT'S OVER. Not to mention the glorious, seemingly too good to be true--but quite true--fact that I NEVER HAVE TO TAKE A FOREIGN LANGUAGE, MATH CLASS, OR SCIENCE CLASS EVER AGAIN! Just that simple change in routine makes me feel like I've sprouted wings and am flying to a new level of life with all previous stresses far below and out of sight! I do have to take "mathy" type things like accounting and statistics... but they're things I should know, and they seem more down to earth or something. They're not in their own, separate world like math is; they actually seem human :) I also have to take "sciency" type things like social psych. and anthropology... but those are insanely interesting; they're more humanities and thought oriented than biological or chemical or any of that miserable stuff--and definitely NO MORE LABS!!!!!!!!!!!!! *GASP* I LOATHE labs, you do not understand. Ahem, anyway, I finally feel like I'm stepping onto MY path in life and am escaping from all the dangers of outside evils. I feel like I'm about to make my directorial debut; it's really exciting, I just hope it works out well, heh. Luckily I can eeeeease slowly and pleasantly into it...

But enough of THAT, bleck, my brain does not care to use up energy thinking about such things at the moment, and for damn good reason!! It feels like there's a heavy, wet blanket stuck inside it; it deserves to just kick back and shut down all functions other than those involved in the happy processes of excitement, giddiness, enjoyment, and the like. ALL that matters right now is that CLASSES ARE OVER, it's SPRING, and SUMMER is straight ahead. Almost 4 lovely months of it; and after the uh, experiences of last summer and the past 2 semesters, I am ready and in major need of some SUPER, CRAZY FUN AND ADVENTURE! And THAT, my friends, is another story with a new, fantastic mindset. Can you smell the sunscreen???? Weee!

MAN this band was good. This song brings me sunshiiiiine on a cloudy day; when it's cold outside, I've got the month of May. But it IS May!! And it's going to be 80 degrees on Saturday!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D!!!

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