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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007
3:11 am - Two thousand seheavenly?
Alright 2006, we had some kicks...whether they were the good kind of kicks or the kicks that generally translate to being kicked in the face, we had our fair share of both I'd say. However, the time has inevitably come for you to move your ass into the past and make room for this new, cleanly slated forigener: 2007. For a while, the way the end of my 2006 was going, I wasn't really looking forward to the new year, but then I realized that I need to grab it by the balls and live the shit out of it. 2006 didn't kill me, so I guess that means it only made me stronger, right? I'm gonna new year like it's an actual verb.

Optimisim is uplifting. Try it sometime!

Ok, so it's time for one of those recaps of the last year for my own personal benefit (assuming that no one actually reads this interneted translation of the thoughts that leak out of my labrynth of a brain):

-Played board games every night for a good portion of second semester
-Many ridiculous endeavors with the most fabulous people I know
-Played a lesbian dominatrix, ultimately changing facets life and acting career
-Made a feature length movie about Evil Sudoku
-Aced a paper on Sex and the City in my English class
-Spent the summer guarding lives and theatering
-Kept the old friends, made some new ones, and had some familiar faces from long ago drop back into my life
-Took a few mildly thrilling yet ultimately disappointing rides on the roller coaster of love...hopefully my follies will not lead to my demise in this department
-Became more aquainted with the drama llama and the emo emu than I would have cared to become
-Took on my first official indie film credit (kind of)
-Made a drinking game out of decorating my christmas tree
-Started a minimalist indie band with Gregory...we call ourselves The Goodness Gracious

I've never been big on New Year's resolutions, but no one really is because I have yet to meet anyone who has ever stuck to their resolution. If anyone has ever stuck to theirs or knows someone that has, I would be interested in shaking your hand, and knowing how (and why) you took it so seriously. So instead of resolutions, I am making a list of goals...not resolutions...GOALS! These are the things that I'm striving to achieve in 2007, and I'll be goddamned if I don't achieve at least half of them...godspeed to me...

-Grow a back bone...and keep it
-Trust my instincts more
-Don't worry about what people think
-Pay more attention to things
-Regulate somewhat of a sleeping pattern
-Exercise more regularly
-Pick up a new hobby or re-engage in an old one
-Get a job (other than lifeguarding...a REAL job, so to speak)
-Act more on good ideas and become more take charge
-Start being a true jew and save money
-Continue to stretch myself in acting

Hmm...too ambitious? We'll see...

current mood: determined

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Sunday, December 24th, 2006
2:36 am - Fuck you, Billy Shakes...
O, I am fortune's fool. My folly is my demise...as always.

Merry eve of Christ's noble and triumphant escape from his mother's allegedly "virgin" ovarian bastile

I'll post more when I'm not emo-tastic. Maybe some nog will steer me in the right direction...

current mood: blah

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Friday, November 3rd, 2006
4:50 pm - Now you know how it feels to get kicked in the balls
Hmm...so October happened. Where have I been? Not entirely sure, to be honest, but I do know why I've been unable to post these days...my beloved lappy suffered an unfortunate accident, therefore earning it trip to the emergency room (aka: the Mac store) I think I described it best to the guy at the "Genius Bar" who diagnosed it: I told him that "I dropped my baby on it's head and now it's mentally retarded."

Mind you, this was at least 3 weeks ago. I've been pillaging and plundering other people's computers just to satisfy my internet addiction, but never long enough to update this god forsaken blank internet canvas where my inner most thoughts are strewn and brushed across.
I'm very glad it's November. October was a mishmash of up's and downs, but I feel like the downs were having more of a winning streak in the game of my life. I'm optimistic though. November means that it is officially the holiday season...which also means something else very near and dear to my heart: EGG NOG! Gilford and I have already had our second annual EGGNOGGING of the year...what a joyous occasion it was.

So what the hell else have I been up to? Lets see...

-Played a guy in a girl's body in a 10 minute play...after hearing several post show congrats such as: "you make a really good guy," I'm still not sure if it's a compliment to my acting or a jab at my true life demeanor.

-Auditioned for the spring department shows...to no avail, but I got a callback, so I'm ok with that.

-Trying to find employment...also to no avail...and I'm getting poorer by the day...awesome!

-Tended bar and decorated a Luau

-Made a movie for my Lit class about Greek Drama, starring Powdered Toast Man as Aristotle

-Went to two halloween parties dressed as not PikaCHU, but Pika-JEW...and 'ween night was of course spent downtown as Mrs. White from Clue...I enjoy dressing up in obscure costumes because it's fun to see people's reactions when you tell them what you are. It was of course busy as ever in our town of Halloween, but entertaining nonetheless...especially when Garth "Mustard" Retallack drunkenly danced on the commons with a bunch of homies and gangstas. He made quite a few friends that night I'm sure.

Nightmare Before Christmas is pretty terrifying in 3-D, but equally as amazing. I recommend it.

Come on November, give me something good. I'm hopeful that things are due to take a turn for the better...at least thats what I keep telling myself.

I would just like to point out the typical hilarity of my mother, for she has just taken my beloved feline, Clancy, to the bank with her. Oh, Mrs. Lav.

current mood: cold

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Friday, October 6th, 2006
11:42 am - But thats old hat. I'm so happy...how do you write about that?
I MET HARVEY DANGER LAST NIGHT!

That is all that can be said right now...I shall write more when I get over the shock I'm still in

current mood: ecstatic

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Monday, September 25th, 2006
12:27 am - A slut and a illegitimate baby factory tried to judge my sexual prowess...do I value their opinions?
Summer fades like my Puerto Rican tan lines, but autumn promises to bring glad tidings inn returnn...fuck my fucking n button for ranndomly producinng two nn's whenn I only press it onnce!

And now, our heroine will compose a personal recap of the last two weekends for her own personal benefit so that she may look back on this in a year and say "Oh yeah, that happened..."

Last weekend was nothing short of delightful, consisting of caramel apple/chocolate covered cherry annd strawberry making with Ari and Gill...we figured the fruit's healthiness would balance out the copious amounts of chocolate and caramel we slathered on in fatty perfection...at least thats what we kept telling ourselves.
Saturday was a joyous and eventful romp through Boston with an assortment of my Bevtown ladies and my new esteemed colleague Gregory...bumped into my beloved Facebook wife which made it all the more wonderful...later that night some of us trod upon my summer homestead of Rices beach...the water is still decently warm...shame it won't be lasting much longer.
To top off this weekend of merriment, I replaced my shitty copy of Amelie with a copy that plays all the way through without skipping...the only way Amelie should be played...c'est si bon!

This weekend was busy, and a mish mash or...caught up with some old faces I haven't seen in a while (some in more pleasant ways than others) STE open house...got to see the fresh competition firsthand, upclose annd personal...annd also very drunk at the party afterwards...some are cool, but I'm skeptical of the demeanor of quite a many...the next day I said farewell to a good friend of my mom's, then put my craftiness (or lack thereof) to the test at a set building session for Ten November, celebrated a friend's 21st womb emancipation day the only way that 21 should be celebrated: drunkenly; aaand finally: visited Elmer the Emu at Brooksby Farm, made friends with some a new array of annimals, stocked up on honey sticks and cider donuts, and then got lost in literature, java, and discovering a lonng lost friend at Barnes and Noble...all in all, a decent weekend in the life of a college kid.

Little Miss Sunshine was everything I expected it to be, and so much more...I am in love with that movie and I don't care who knows it! Next on my list is The Science of Sleep, which I'm sure will deliver the same greatness it seems to promise based upon it's rather captivating preview. Don't you let me down, Micheal Gondry, with your ingenious visual concepts...I expect only the best from you!

This week had beenn full of little surprising moments that have caused me to stop and say either one of the following phrases to myself: "Wow, people are assholes," "Huh...did that seriously just happen?" or " The motherfucking wind blew my door shut and locked me out of my room." The latter phrase was only used once, but I found myself dwelling on the other two quite a bit this week...such is life I suppose. Take things as they come, thats what I always say...if I can't laugh about it right then and there, I rest easy knowing that somewhere down the line, I'll be able to...and when that happens, man, will I bust a gut...hopefully not my spleen though. I am in constant jepoardy of busting that particular gut.

Lethal Weapon is a ridiculous movie...and it's on comedy central...and I wonder why watching TV becomes less and less engaging for me...hah

I'm applying at Beer Works to be an ale wench...well technnically I can't start as an ale wench, but I'll work my way up in the chain...so there! Aaaand on that note, I sleep. Goodnight all!

current mood: complacent

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
1:29 am - Six degrees of Bob Hoskins, anyone?
The view from the living room window in my new apartment is a rather dull display of the Central Campus parking lot and a bit of a patio/grassy knoll...but when I sit on the window seat with the sunlight streaming in, my hands running up and down the awesome texture of Colleen's delightful aloe plant, I feel so ridiculously content. Living in central kicks far more ass than I imagined it would...although the overall futuristic style and decor of the building makes me feel like I'm on Star Trek or a Zenon movie, I am completely enamored by it all...our living room is slowly being taken over by poster randitions of famous paintings, our fridge is stocked with foodage, and I have donned a canopy over my bed...enough said. Everyone I loved to see last year lives here, and new friends I've made after an amazing summer of HAT and Tommy are here too...and those who live elsewhere are still not far away. It's such a contrast to last year just walking down the street...this time last year, I hardly knew anyone, but this year I constantly bump into people I know on my walks to class and am filled with that awesome contentment of knowing where I am and feeling like I belong. I'm feeling good about this year...incredibly good...we're talking some serious goodness on the scale of good, here...bah, that was so uncreative. Oh, well. I'll blame that on the fact that I'm distracted by one of my favorite movies at the moment..."Meet me in Montauk," bitches!

Since our heroine has returned to school, she has enjoyed and/or endured a number of different activities and antics such as:

-pulling an allnighter watching Are You Afraid of the Dark on You Tube
-getting slightly damaged posters for free
-spending tons of money on books and food and suffering slight heart failure over it
-Having my head spinning with brilliance after my Acting II class
-Cheating the system of foriegn language credits by taking French 1...although I made it to French 4 in high school, that doesn't mean I remember it...alors, c'est la vie!
-Sake and ghost stories
-Getting kicked out of my Costume Workshop class...for wearing SANDALS...go figure...god forbid I drop a fucking needle on my exposed feet...hahaha only I could manage such a ridiculous removal from class
-Finding a lost mummy in a Tomb for Jillian's 20th!
-Eating delicious vegan food and getting wasted for Damien's 19th
-Visits from Cuccamonga and Waymface!

Theres banana chocolate cake sitting on the table right now...winking me in the face...I hate living with people who can cook/bake...wait a second, no I don't!

I hang out with alot of smokers...the smell of cigarettes never particularly bothered me, but I'm so used to it that I'm actually starting to like it...I will not start buying them I will not start buying them...

::random psychoanalyzation...skip reading if desired:: I've decided two things about myself upon my new year at SSC:

1. Sometimes I lie...not intentionally to hide things from people or to impress people that don't know me...it's just a weird habit. Like when someone asks me if I've heard of a band that I haven't heard of, I'll say I have heard of them totally without thinking about it. I never mean to do it...it just happens, and it's stupid. Kinda like senior year when I told Novack I knew how to use a coffee maker...that ended in humiliation and wet coffee grounds. Note to self: cut the shit.

2. As much as I don't want it to be true, I really am a spoiled only child. Certain people and instances have inadvertently made me arrive at this conclusion...I don't pay for car insurance, I keep my car on campus, I'm living at school in a single within an apartment a town away from my hometown...it kind of makes me feel guilty...I want to have to work for a nice place to call my own...this all seems kind of surreal living in Central just because I'm not paying rent or utilities...it's basically like playing house. I just hope that once I get a job I can save up enough money to get a nice place to call my own and know that I've worked toward it

::End scene::

J'adore Le Fabuleaux Destin d'Amelie Poulain et Le Soleil éternel de l'Esprit Immaculé...Bonsoir mes amies!

current mood: content

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Friday, September 1st, 2006
1:07 pm - Quick doctor, we need to operate on this LJ's funny bone
Someone took a Hoover to this god damn LJ and sucked out all the funny. My LJ entries used to be quite amusing...what the fuck happened? Maybe it's because I was always deleriously tired at 2am when my amusing entries came about. Unfortunately, these days I'm pretty much out by 1am, which is extremely early for me...damn Tommy...speaking of Tommy...go fucking see it!!!

Upon the dwindling of summer (Note: I used dwindling in a lat august entry last summer, commenting on the bittersweetness of how it is one of my favorite words, yet it's connotation is never really very positive) I would like to take this time to reflect...and I don't care what any of y'all have to say about it so shut up cause I'm writing! This summer has had it's ups and downs...the up's were amazing and in some ways quite life altering...being in HAT and Tommy have been some of the greatest experiences I've ever had. The downs...well the downs were life altering too, but not necessarily in the good way. I've learned alot about myself and others this summer, and I just hope that this fall I can focus on achieving my goals, broadening my social horizons (aka stop being so goddamn shy around the people who intimidate me) and just overall making the best of the year.
Well thats done...now I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters...I mean...fondue some cheddar...?

And now my epic packing quest must commence, for the Central Campus Aprartment Complex is eagerly awaiting my arrival...and if i don't start packing now, I'll probably have to live on the lawn outside the building because it'll take years for me to move everything in at once. Having our clipper cards as the key to the door is quite possibly the most ingenius idea I've ever heard.

Tah tah for now, cherrubs

::cough subliminal message GO FUCKING SEE TOMMY!!! end subliminal message::

current mood: determined

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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
11:31 pm - Ok, now everybody rip off their faces!
Nutshell sequence of our heroine's life: rehearsal, rehearsal, pretending to be various stereotypes of college freshmen in 6 hour intervals and scaring them for life when they find out that I'm not really a freshman, rehearsal, set building, work here and there, irregular eating patterns, seeing Bev friends after 10pm, irregular sleeping patterns. Yep...lifes a hectic mess and thats the way I like it, gahd dammit!

I actually managed to find a little downtime to myself in which I shopped endlessly for things I may or may not actually need...some was for Tommy, some was because I like buying tons of things when they're all on sale...I've also had some misadventures in Braintree and various other locations...if I kept up with this more often/had the time to do so, I'd actually remember everything I've done lately besides the things that eat my life.

Work ends soon...another season at Bev Rec will soon come to a close. Quel tragedy!

I've decided that my life needs some tweaking if I wanna live it right come school time...I plan on keeping my alliances with old friends from home and school, but I need to put an honest effort into keeping/making some new alliances...looking back on freshman year, it was great, but I made some bad choices, especially when it came to how I handled myself as a theater major. I have a better grasp of what I need to do if I want to go anywhere not just in the god damn department, but life in general. The tweaking is do-able...I just hope I don't lose myself along the way.

It didn't occur to me that the time to leave for school is vastly approaching...some have already left. Time does fly, indeed. Hopefully I can have some playtime with people before they leave...however let us not forget:

TOMMY!!!!! Wednesday Aug 30 @ 8pm
Thursday Aug 31 @ 8pm
Friday Sept 1 @ 8pm
Saturday Sept 2 @ 2pm and 8pm
Sunday Sept 3 @ 2pm

Come see it!!!

current mood: busy

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
2:45 am - Boxed cancer is ghey
I would like to begin this entry with a minor complaint of a mild irritation in my left eyeball. I have reason to believe that there is a small portion of foriegn debris lodged in the skin below my eyeball where the tired bags under my eyes tend to flourish...that is all. Thank you for your time.

OK Go's music videos are far too impressive for words. It is my goal in life to obtain their companionship...or at least be in one of their videos/make one as cool if not cooler.

Apparently if I go to Old Navy, I could win a chance to be on Best Week Ever...I want to comedically trash a weeks worth world happenings in pop culture!!! Seeing how the 5th-13th are the days to go, I should probably go today before it's too late.

The heroine of this livejournal was last left having sold her soul to Salem State theater, and giving whatever was left over to the Beverly Rec Department...well, nothing much has changed since that last entry then. The only added bonuses were seeing Talladega Nights, going to the Living End, which Ashtar and I have been dying to do since 9th grade, getting out of HAT early and catching the tail end of the fireworks and being able to meet up with some beloved members of the Cucamonga Mafia Family, followed by visiting a freshly -legal to consume alcoholic beverages-Ariana and my darling Jillian! Twas a joyous reunion with cheesecake and a slightly tipsy Ari. Ya can't beat that with a stick...or a bat...or a full grown sequoia tree.

::quasai emo section...skip this section at your leisure:: As Radiohead once so eloquently put it, "For a minute there I lost myself..." only for me, a minute there is more like a few months there. Why do I care so much anyway? I'm just a headcase with pre-conceieved notions in my fucked up little brain that can take me for a downward spiral if I allow it to do so. I just feel like even though I'm super involved with SSC theater this summer, I'm still just as big an outcast as ever. I don't know what my problem is, but for some reason, most of the people in the department intimidate the shit out of me, therefore leaving me feeling uncomfortable to be my typical goofy, carefree self. There are certain people I've found to be incredibly genuine and easy to get to know and I'm glad I've gotten the chance to know, while with others this has proven to be damn near impossible. I honestly don't think I've ever had a problem being myself or making friends, but I think the cliquiness of SSC theater has left me discouraged. Thats partially why I never imersed myself in it very much this past school year. However, instead of dwelling on it, I'm going to remain comfortable with who I am and not worry so much about it. If people are willing to accept me for who I am, thats fan-fucking-tastic. If not, oh well I guess. I'm not going to change so that everyone will be my friend. ::emo section FIN::

Boulface moves Wednesday morning...I'm buying her old house...I hope they accept a dime as a down payment...I'll spring for a quarter if need be. Maybe I'll just steal her instead.

It's 3am and I should be sleeping, but because I don't have work or HAT in the morning, I'm going to re-write my "Whats Wrong with the world' song instead of sleeping...strong choice. Gnight cherrubs!

current mood: contemplative

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2006
6:52 pm - How did I get into this nutshell?
Look at the size of this bloody great nutshell! What kind of shell has a nut like this?

When we last left our dazzling young heroine, she was positively worked to the bone, having not taken a day off from the 4th of July until yesterday...however, her job consists of sunbathing for 7 hours, therefore all complaining is erroneous on all counts. In addition, she had also given up her block of time from 6-10pm and sold her soul to Tommy...the rock opera Tommy. Amy K and the heroine spend their evenings rocking out the best way they know how. Rehearsals put a strain on her easily distracted brain during 4 hour music learning sessions, but by the end when it all came together she was always so glad to be a part of what will undoubtedly be an amazing show ::SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE: EVERYONE GO SEE TOMMY AT SSC AT THE END OF AUGUST! DATES TBA...SO KEEP THE END OF AUGUST FREE!::
A week from yesterday, our heroine will also be giving up full work days to be in Human Action Theater...will our heroine crack under the pressure of HAT, work, Tommy, and friend time when all is said and done? Tune in next journal entry to find out!

Just got back from a couple days in NH with the parentals...and what was expected to be a dull few days turned out to be adventurous time well spent...I almost got tatoos with my mom and lost in the middle of Lake Winnepusaukee on a jet ski, and went blueberry picking with my day...on an island in the middle of a lake at 7am in my pajamas...I fell in the water...but I compensated for that by making kick ass blueberry pancakes. End Scene

My parents are gone til Sunday...come play with me...when I'm not working/rehearsing...or come play with me during any of that...doesn't matter to me!

Saw Faith and Gail at Panera during lunch with mum and gram...then I made my semi routine visit to Cardsmart to sit behind the counter with Ame face and her co-worker Michelle. They gave me a Cardsmart apron and a nametag and I looked like a real live employee...who'da thunk it?

Apparently, Amy K and Chris called me at 3am Sunday morning/Sat night and for once I was asleep at this time..I thought I was dreaming when that happened. It all makes sense now

MARY POPPINS IS COMING TO BROADWAY!!!!!!!!!

A.D.D!

I need more confidence...anyone know where I can find some?

current mood: Frazzled

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Sunday, July 9th, 2006
3:26 am - Look, an undead monkey!
I would like to take this journal space to extend an apology to anyone I've ever let down at any time. My friendships are all extremely important to me...perhaps even think they're more important than they should be, because I constantly find myself trying to please friends before myself or even my family. It's a tragic flaw I've had for quite some time now. I've never wanted to put myself first because I felt like if I ever did anything for myself it would be selfish (which, astonishingly, is obviously legit...self/selfish kind of coincide with one another)...but through my tragic flaw, I've learned that the more effort I put into making everyone happy, it seems I end up letting more people down in the long run, and then I feel the need to punish myself because I must have been doing something selfish if I forgot to call someone or neglected to pay enough attention to someone or whatever the fuck else I've done to be a crappy friend. Maybe one day I'll do something right. In any case...to all the friends I've ever let down: I'm sorry...I hope thats enough...it's probably not, but I'm willing to accept that.

Wow, that was a trippy journey into the inner workings of the depressing side of my mind...lets hope we all never have to go there again...it sounds way too emo..."Ugh, When the hair swept in front of my eyes isn't hiding me from the ugliness and pain of the world, I love to look at the stars...the stars come out when it's dark...dark like my soul." wah wah wah blah blah blah

On a slightly happier note: Pirates 2 was entertaining...I wasn't bored at all...it had some quirks, but it kept me interested nonetheless...that, and I was dressed like a pirate, along with several other scallywags, so that probably made it more enjoyable. YARRG!

Everythings gonna be ok...right?

Theres a rapist in the centerville school parking lot...kind of...hah.

current mood: discontent

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Thursday, July 6th, 2006
2:45 am - I don't speak freaky deaky dutch, ok perv boy?
I've hereby retired my Mary Poppins subject headers...I was starting to run out of good ones, and that simply won't do.

Fireworks, friends, and friggin house sitting...if it wasn't summer before, these three F's make it completely official...I just hope the whole mischivious maximus credo of mine is lived up to.

I AM THE BEST LADY LIBERTY THIS SIDE OF RYAL SIDE! My acting career looks so bright...

Children think that because I'm around their height, that gives them the right to level with me instead of listening to me when I tell them to get off the pipe at Dane St...I friggin quit!

Amy K and I auditioned for Tommy tonight. Ms. Klesert did a smashing job if I do say so mahself. I went in with the self depricating notion that I wasn't destined to be on top of my game, but in the end I think it was probably the most fun I've ever had at an audition. The pannel responded really well to my monologue, and my ever dramatized randition of Total Eclipse of the Heart had the laughs going pretty strong. I figure if I don't get a part (because I am certain to bomb the dancing portion of auditions tomorrow) I don't really care because even if I don't get a part, I'll still get to be in the ensemble cast, which is good enough for me as long as I have as much fun as I had tonight.

::vague blurbage:: I am constantly bewildered by change...I'm not so much afraid of it anymore. I accept it, but it is by far one of the strangest feelings in the world to watch everything and everyone you know in your life morph into something barely recognizable, while you feel as though you're hardly moving at the same pace.
It's amazing how just when you think you've got a person all figured out, you stumble upon something that throws you back...it's either in a good way or a less pleasant surprise
At least not everyone turned into a robot...if they have, I'm interested to see what they're like when they finally become a human again ::end vague blurbage sequence::

Mule Day...HAH!

One one final note...happy belated LJ B-day wishes to Ms. Sasha Madore and a Madame Tara Belisle...19 and 21...I hope you were both showered in affection and gifts...or tequila (because I know for a fact thats what Tara was showered in)!

current mood: contemplative

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Thursday, June 29th, 2006
1:31 am - And never smell of barley water!
MMM...love,pie, stop and shop madness, sprinklers, and insults based on things we used to like when we were youngins...key word: SPONTANEITY! This key word is the answer to kicking this summer up a notch...or ten notches. Just let it happen...awesome summer nights will surely ensue

Today was a lovely rainy day at Dane with Meg, Brian and Jay, mostly spent in the bath house eating cupcakes and hotdogs while watching Happy Gilmore on our TV...we got called off early, so I ate lunch at L Dubbs's joint...it was there that I discovered the absolute anomaly that is corn starch and water...when you touch it, it feels solid...when you let it sit in your hand, it melts back to a liquid...it's mind boggling! I absolutely cannot comprehend it for the life of me! I want to email Bill Nye and ask him why and how this concauction does what it does! SHEER INSANITY!!

Bought some new sun specs with Jaim, then headed to Medford with Amy K to visit SashCo. We took pics and watched Hook, then some show on animal planet that made me freak out because there were alot of cute kitties on it. Apparently they were all orphan kitties or something...I don't really know what was going on because I was too busy freaking out over their cuteness.

Again I reiterate...Click was way more awesome than I ever would have expected. Case closed.

And on that note...a survey because I am lame!!!

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF - The Survey
Name:Emily, Em, Em Lav, Bubby the Jewish Grandmother
Birthday:12/11/86
Birthplace:Dorchester...no wonder I'm such a BAMF
Current Location:Beverly
Eye Color:Brown
Hair Color:Brown
Height:5'2...5'1 and 3/4 if you wanna get completely technical
Right Handed or Left Handed:Lefty
Your Heritage:French Canadian, Jewish (not just a religion, bitches!) and frequently mistaken for Irish, but I just have freckles and can pull off the accent
The Shoes You Wore Today:Flip flops
Your Weakness:Buying cheap things in bulk, lack of punctuality, trying too hard to keep everyone happy
Your Fears:Sharks, waking up one morning unhealthy, unhappy, and unfuflilled with the way my life turned out
Your Perfect Pizza:Hawaiian from Mandees in Salem...pineapple and cherries...my two favorite fruits on the same pizza...genius!
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:Stand up for myself more often
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:LOL...I feel like a liar and a fraud when I use it because 84% of the time I'm not actually laughing out loud, but I say it anyway
Thoughts First Waking Up:If anyone talks to me before my hour of grumpy silence is up, I'll snap some necks...not a morning person whatsoever
Your Best Physical Feature:Erm...on a good day, my hair
Your Bedtime:HAHAHA...when the birds start chirping
Your Most Missed Memory:Toss up between swimming in my neighbor's pool and DI meetings
Pepsi or Coke:Coke
MacDonalds or Burger King:Thats like asking if I prefer heart attacks or cancer...Wendys, obviously!
Single or Group Dates:Depends on where and what the date consists of...if its the movies or Chuck E Cheese, then group date all the way...something a bit more on the romantic side might call for a more exlcusive outting
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:Lipton
Chocolate or Vanilla:twisted...I like my ice cream living together in harmony while I eat it
Cappuccino or Coffee:Iced Coffee
Do you Smoke:not enough to be considered a smoker
Do you Swear:my language tends to be a bit colorful at times...oh who am I kidding, I swear like a fucking sailor...but I try to control it
Do you Sing:gimmie a karaoke machine and I'll show you what I can do
Do you Shower Daily:showering is like a hobby for me
Have you Been in Love:Yes
Do you want to go to College:Going into sophomore year of it...so yeah I guess I do
Do you want to get Married:mayhaps
Do you belive in yourself:I'm my own motivational speaker
Do you get Motion Sickness:Not really
Do you think you are Attractive:I have my good days
Are you a Health Freak:I consume giant pixy sticks...what do you think?
Do you get along with your Parents:Most of the time
Do you like Thunderstorms:Once I got past the "covering my ears during loud thunderclaps" phase, I grew to appreciate them
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:Nein...my spleen can't handle it yet
In the past month have you Smoked:Non
In the past month have you been on Drugs:Only to make the pain from my swollen glands go away
In the past month have you gone on a Date:with destiny...other than that, nah
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:three times in the same week...and I bought one pair of sunglasses
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:Why yes, they were a gift from Jaimie when my mono was at it's worst
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:Nope
In the past month have you been on Stage:Not yet...next month tho!
In the past month have you been Dumped:Got dumped on a little bit, but I took the matter into my own hands...things got a little fishy from there...bwahahaha
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:Not yet...plan on it!!
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:Surely you jest
Ever been Drunk:pahaha I have quite a few of the occasions documented
Ever been called a Tease:Not to my knowledge
Ever been Beaten up:I beat myself up, I don't need anyone else to do it
Ever Shoplifted:10 cent piece of gum when I was six, but I put it back...other than that, my felony record is pretty clean
How do you want to Die:Of old age, after having accomplished everything I want to accomplish in life...it also might be cool if I died having sex with a hot hollywood stud...what a way to go
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:Owner of my own bar/improv theater, actress
What country would you most like to Visit:Ireland, France
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color:Blue or green
Favourite Hair Color:No specific preference
Short or Long Hair:Either
Height:As long as they're not shorter than me, no real preference
Weight:whatev
Best Clothing Style:Don't care if it's Armani, t-shirt and jeans, or a trash bag...just don't pop your collar and we'll be all set
Number of Drugs I have taken:lets see, I'm on Tylenol PM right now...
Number of CDs I own:quite a many
Number of Piercings:1
Number of Tattoos:none yet
Number of things in my Past I Regret:get a calculator

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current mood: content

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Sunday, June 25th, 2006
4:35 pm - I shall stay until the wind changes ::UPDATED VERSION 2.0::
Well, today was a tough day at the office...PAH! By that I mean I'm getting paid for a full day when all I did was show up at Dane (ON TIME, I MIGHT ADD) with the rest of the crew to clean up some glass on the beach that was complained about by a disgruntled patron. After gashing my leg with a piece of glass that was evidently sticking out of the trash bag when I was taking it down to the trash barrel, I assume I am now succeptable to tetanus and AIDS and it doesn't help that my immune system is completely shut down due to mono...oh well. L-Walk saved me with her in-car first aid kit, then we got Dunkys. We saw a lovely stranger named Amy Marcucci strolling across the Cardsmart parking lot to get her Dunky fix, so I went over to visit her and her co-worker...and ended up staying there til about 3...why? Because I am retarded...and I love Amy...and I love fooling around and sitting behind the counter at gift stores :)

I just got an ingenious idea on how to spare a little more room in my drawers...I'm gonna take all my old DI shirts and put them up on my walls...like retired sports jerseys! Hah! High five, self!

Ok, so the other morning I awoke in a monolithic depression...I've been extremely frustrated by the hinderances on my life cause by this god damn mono bullshit...however, I've realized that despite my limitations, the awesome levels of summer are all a state of mind. If I wanna rock out at night, but my parents won't let me stay out past 11 because I need rest, then I will rock out (without rupturing my spleen) until 11, and rest up so I can do it again the next day! I've also been extremely inspired by my new SUMMER MIX 2006! I've gone through about 5 drafts of it, but I think I've finally conjured up a playlist that suits my fancy. It's comprised of songs that remind me of past summers, have summer in the title, or just make me ridiculously happy when I listen to them. Wanna see the final list?! Well shut up if you don't cause I'm gonna tell you anyway!

1. Kate- Ben Folds Five
2. In the Summertime- Mungo Jerry
3. Poprocks and Coke- Green Day
4. Teenage Riot- The Ataris
5. Here Comes Your Man- The Pixies
6. Easily- Red Hot Chili Peppers
7. The Cemetary- Architecture in Helsinki
8. Meetings With Remarkable People- Harvey Danger
9. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go- WHAM (it reminds me of Zoolander, which makes me happy)
10. Wouldn't It Be Nice- The Beach Boys
11. July, July!- The Decemberists
12. Beer- Reel Big Fish
13. Love You Madly- Cake
14. Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)- Incubus
15. Send Me On My Way- Rusted Root (it's from the movie Matilda!)
16. Whole World- Outkast
17. Status- RX Bandits
18. This Fire- Franz Ferdinand
19. Red Oyster Cult- Guster
20. Gone- Kelly Clarkson ( I am NOT ashamed!)
21. Come Down and Rock- The Librarians
22. Prisoner of Society- The Living End
23. All Night Diner- Modest Mouse
24. Come on Eileen- Save Ferris

In other news (and for my own personal benefit) last week had it's highlights: beach trip with Amy squared, knockin out some movies from Tom's loaner collection with Boulface and Ame, seeing off Meg before she leaves for camp and chillin with some of the most awesome gallies I know, Lauren feeding me Stephy's before our LG orientation, which after some coffee seemed like it was gonna be good, but then that unbelievable asshole Paul Lydon showed up to evaluate our skills...good thing I couldn't do any of it due to my spleen...it was also Carrie's b-day on Saturday!!!!, had some good conversations, and I got to see Chuck Flynn (aka my darling Paul from You Can't Take It With You) a couple times before he left for Maine. YAY!

I saw Nacho Libre with Joe last night, and I can safely say that Jack Black is still my hero and future husband even though he can't hold a Mexican accent for the life of him. It was alot funnier than I expected...I expected it to be funny, but it exceeded those expectations. I was gladdened that my $9.50 wasn't wasted...next on my list is A Prairie Home Companion, POTC 2, and STRANGERS WITH CANDY, which comes out in July!!! MOVIES!!!!

It's gloomy outside...but I am not! I'm in much too good a mood...ain't nuthin wrong with that!

I can't wait to have money...and a fully functional vehicle...other than that I've still been rockin out when I can

Ok I didn't feel like writing a new entry because not enough has happened to make it a good entry...I just felt the need to express that CLICK WAS WAY BETTER THAN ANYONE WOULD HAVE EXPECTED!!! Surprisingly and completely worth the money spent at crappy AMC. Christopher Walken is God...Angel of Death actually, but whatever. PICKLES!!!

Chocolate sorbet tastes like a fudgicle

Lauren is convinced she's contracted my disease...and she's probably right...whoops!

current mood: cheerful

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Monday, June 19th, 2006
12:34 am - It's the mastah!
Freedom...sweet small dosages of freedom! I've finally been getting the chance to be up and about like a normal human being! Well...it still sucks because I can't/don't have the energy to run around like I normally would, but on the plus side I don't have to share anything with anyone...but then again, everyone is afraid of me and I like sharing, so theres a double edged sword for ya

-Thursday I ventured to Salem to hang with Ari and friends...we ate dinner at Friendlys and wandered around Wal-Mart collecting items for a most ingenious scheme to be hatched at various later dates

-Friday was a slow day...went out to dinner with the parentals at the 99, but ended up seeing Marcucci and Sammy C, so I ate dinner with them, then went back to the bar where my parents had made some new friends (and apparently some old friends who happen to be our neighbors, yet I'd never seen them around until this very night...nice people tho) and of course it's just not a trip to the 99 for me unless I see Mark Lamothe...and I did...we fraternized and such...classy guy, that Mark

-Saturday was spent at a very Boulson burger outdoor grilling and volleyball bonanza...the volleyball I could not partake in, and unfortunately my appetite isnt up to par with Boulos family eating standards...twas still nice tho...went to da Willows for slushies and rock sitting, then watched the Family Stone with my mom and grammy...cute flick...and obnoxious to watch with my Gram, but all is forgiven because she is a funny lady.

-I thought today would be a slow day...woke up at 2, watched Breakfast Club with my mom, gave dad his dad's day gift which I put me heart and soul (and a couple of his scrap Astronomy Magazines) into. So I'm lounging about in my underwear, when I see Boulson's face in the window...wouldn't have been a big deal, except she'd brought Fabian...after donning some less skimpy attire, we went to ze Atomic, met up with Ame face, then I dazzled everyone with my volleyball commentary skills due to lack of mobility...I even made it out for a game of glow in the dark fribee at lynch with the coool kids, much to the chagrin of my parental units...I can't be couped up anymore..my pills give me too much energy to just stay home. I dunno if I'm in trouble or not...if I am then...well that sucks.

I have another doctah's appointment in the morning...check up and the like to see how I'm doing...I hope they tell me I'll be normal soon...normal enough to run 10 feet without my spleen exploding...that would be nice

Bev-Rec summer commenceth soon..wonder when we're gonna get a schedule and some head guards...? God damn Bev Rec

Cold shower on a hot night = jubilancy

Bed time. Gnight cherrubs!

current mood: complacent

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Thursday, June 15th, 2006
5:13 am - Time done ready? Ready and charged sir
It is now 5:14 in the am...I have not yet gone to sleep...I awoke yesterday at 1:30 pm after a previous night of tossing and turning, which finally brought me to slumber around 4:30...now if memory serves, and my long term memory is a force to be reckoned with, mind you, I do believe that an irregular sleeping pattern similar to this one is what allowed me to fall into a state of illness in the first place. Therefore, it is an inconcieveable notion to even suggest that such a sleeping patter could make me better, right? THIS IS CRAAAAP. WHY AM I AWAKE?! Ohhh I know...I think too much. For some reason, when it's time for the world to slumber and dream their little dreams, that send off a signal for my brain to run rapidly with enough thoughts to power a water slide at Water Country. They're not bad thoughts either, it's mostly just me thinking of things that amuse me, make me excited, or things that I could do with my life/should do with my life in the near or distant future...when I think too much it keeps me awake...so I try to read to make my eyes tired, but then I just become more distracted because then I think about the book, or other things start popping into my head. And on top of it all, this mono thing is making me more emotional than if I were to have PMS...I've thought about a couple of unsettling things that have led to un-necessary tears and thats just wasting more time where I could be...no, SHOULD BE sleeping...if I want to get back to normal ASAP so that I can have the amazing summer I still intend on having, then I need to sleep this off. What the hell is wrong with me?!

The good news is now that I'm on an intense dosage of anti-inflamatory drugs, the swelling in my throat has gone down dramatically...I woke up this morning and didn't sound deaf anymore. I even at piece of pizza! Solid food, I say! Remarkable! Although, I don't anticipate much of it because even though I've reached that level, I've been informed by a fellow mono victim that even when you can eat solid foods again, you still don't have much of an appetite...this is true, because I was nearly full off of just one piece of pizza. If I were normal, I could throw back at least 2 oe 3 without a problem. Guess I still have to ease back into this. But just for the record, if any of you try to pick on me for picking at my food...trust me, I'm not trying to take advantage of the mono crash diet (no matter how much I may joke about it...and the alleged 13 pounds I've lost if my scale isn't an arrant fraud). I seriously don't have much of an appetite for anything that isn't water or a popsicle or jello.

More visitors have come and gone, bearing gifts of company and entertainment...and/or movies, smothies, ice cream, etc...Some new yet familiar faces, some frequent guest stars, all welcome and appreciated. I've said it and I'll say it again: Thank you so much guys! The only thing is that now that I'm making a recovery, my parents have stopped being nice and are now saying how my visitors are taking up space in the room where they prefer to watch TV in at night...even though this house has approximately 5 TV's in it, it's always the biggest one that gets fought over. How childish. Anyway, pay no attention to my evil parental units who don't love me anymore now that I'm not dying...my mother has even reverted back to the threats of throwing me out of the house if I don't start contributing to keeping this house clean...I love it...but yeah, everyone is still welcome...and hopefully if my vital signs keep improving I can get the fuck out of here on a more regular basis. Dear god help me, I want out! I'm a free bird! I can't live like this much longer!

tyufoi78i64u7b65d43ecfrvgtbnmlo...word vomit...I actually had something I wanted to say here, but then I said to hell with it. Word vomit it is!

Good night...good morning lovelies

current mood: awake

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Monday, June 12th, 2006
11:18 pm - Nothing like a good joke I always say...
...and THIS is nothing like a good joke! Ok, I'm so done with this crap. It was nice to rest for a few days, but I'm done now. Check please and thank you! I want the last week of my summer back...even when I'm finally ready to get off my ass and out of this fucking house, I can only engage in low impact frolicing...and theres no such thing as low impact frolicing! I'm fucked and I don't even have a certain source to blame for leaving me in this wretched state. Sure, many of my friends have been amazing in bringing me delicious treats and entertainment, but I feel like I'm hindering them from living their lives because they're actually capable of doing so, where as I am confined to the walls of my house. My mom told me that the pastor at our church had mono once and it made her very emotional...thats valid. I just watched 50 First Dates, became extremely depressed that I am the kiss of death, then binged on/choked down about a quarter of a pint of Haagen Dazs...this is what the french call: BULLSHIT!

I did get out last night for the first time in 5 days to Maxine's graduation party...and survived...so thats a good sign I guess...Elizabeth and I had a nice conversation in which she patronized me for sounding like a deaf kid. Also had a nice conversation with Betty Tay and a slightly biffed Mr. Novack...so all in all I talked to more adults at this graduation party...interesting. Nice time tho...except I couldn't eat anything, and not being able to eat at the Schlein's house is just depressing...it's also not really depressing but intense to think that exactly one year ago on this very day, we graduated...the oldness is setting in. Pretty soon we won't be teenagers anymore...but we still won't be of legal age to do anything interesting, so nothing much will change except the new decade bracket promotion in our age digits.
Some of the ladies (and Tak) came over last night for some Sex...and the City. My mom decided to join and be obnoxious and drunk...thats another reason why I feel bad having people come over...dealing with my drunk mom can get pretty old...at least for me anyway.

Yesterday was also my half birthday...I'm 6 months closer to the end of my teen years...I think my back just went out..

Sounding like a deaf kid is kind of the worst voice strain ever...when I have laryngitis or a cold, I can still sing and do impressions of certain things...I can't do either with my puffy tonsil status...I just sound like Helen Keller

I was going to audition for Tommy at SSC, but at first I decided not to because I'd be too busy...then I decided to hell with that, I wanna do it anyway...then I realized that I can't because I can't sing...but then again...the fact that I sound like Helen Keller could give me a good shot at being Tommy...he was a deaf, dumb and blind kid anyway...

ArrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrGH!

current mood: frustrated

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Saturday, June 10th, 2006
8:20 pm - Dear Mrs. Corey, a story for you...
Your daughters were shorter than you...then they grew... (the poppins has yet to cease!)

So here I am...day four of my mono quarantine...and surprisingly I've stayed sane, dispite my painfully swollen tonsils that do not allow me to eat solid foods. Other than that, it hasn't actually been too terrible. Mother has switched herself into full blown mother mode, which means that I've basically haven't had to get up off my ass for anything if I don't want to...but I try to be as self sufficient as possible because I feel bad taking full advantage of me mum...I've also been reassured now, more than ever, that I have some of the best friends in the entire world because some have been by my sickly side since Wednesday with board games, movies, ice cream and matzo ball soup. Others have dropped in once or twice (even from Braintree), which is quite enough for me. I love all of you guys so much. Thanks for everything! If you happen to get mono, I will eagerly be by your sides with tasty treats and my obnoxious demeanor to entertain you!

Shop Girl is one of my new favorite movies. It's so hilariously awkward and very well done...bravo Steve Martin. I adore Jason Schwartzman...I would definitely consider a future with him

With all this time on my hands, I have nothing to do but be sick and think...think about my future and how my life could easily be fabulous if I plan accordingly...I'm gonna accumulate the cash any which way I can, take classes at the improv assylum, record an album of parodies, travel everywhere I've ever wanted to go, audition for stuff in LA and NY, open my bar/entertainment space, assemble my own improv troupe, get renowned, be fabulous, maybe settle down with someone when I'm in me 30's? Simple, right?

At 3am this morning I was running a temp, so instead of sleep, I deliriously finished my new parody (co written with Ariana) entitled "Gonhorrea (Prevent STI's)" to the tune of X-tina Aguilera's Come on Over (the radio edit with the rap sequence in the middle) It's pretty graphic, but less offensive than the legendary Mein Kampf...I think I'm gonna start writing some other songs too...because I'm bored and creative...I was thinking about writing an ode to the captain of the Titanic or John Williams...we'll see where my mono'ed mind takes me

Go Sox! Win this fuckin game that I've been staring at for hours!

Tyenol with codiene is my friend

I want out of here...I wanna be normal and continue my summer not having to worry about being overactive and rupturing my spleen...go away mono! Go away!

current mood: exhausted

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Thursday, June 8th, 2006
9:56 am - Stay awake, don't nod and dream
Yeah, thats what got me into this mess in the first place...a word to the wise my friends: don't ever be live your life the way I do! It'll give you mono...yes thats right, it's official...after all the all-nighters and lack of proper care for myself throughout the course of the school year, I have exhausted myself to the point of swollen tonsils and a potentially enlarged spleen. (Well...I'm pretty sure I brought it upon myself...as much as I would love to say that I got it from kissing some dark mysterious stranger, I suppose giving it to myself is better because then I can't be labeled as a slut...just a moron and a disease carrier...I can live with that.) I guess it's not a very severe case...I just need to rest and not share anything with anyone for a while...I'm trying to be as optimistic about this as possible...even though the doctors also said I shouldn't consume alcohol this summer...looks like I'll be playing bartender alot...don't worry I won't spit in your drinks unless you piss me off...or if I'm feeling mischievious
This does kind of ruin alot of my ambitions for the summer though...I'm not sure if I should apply at the 99 anymore because I don't know if I should be handling other people's food or not. I guess just lifeguarding and human action theater is gonna have to be enough to get me by...even though HAT basically detracts from my overall income this summer because it's only 100 bucks, but with all the rehearsals and show dates that conflict with work, it's gonna be taking away my hours, which I'm sure would amount to more than 100 bucks at the end of the day. Oh well. Such is life. Then again, I don't have the mono that lasts for months, so I could still work at the 99 by mid summer-ish.

I'm not gonna be couped up in the damn house all summer...I'm gonna live my life as normally and as mischieviously as I planned...I only have mono, not SARS.

Come visit me...cold treats are appreciated :)

WHO WANTS TO MAKE OUT?!

current mood: In pain and eating italian ice

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Saturday, June 3rd, 2006
11:24 pm - Spit Spot! Don't Straggle!
Great matzo balls of fire, where have I been? Oh, thats right...everywhere. Silly me. I've actually accomplished quite a bit in the last week...not as much as I could have, but I'm on the right track, so thats good enough for me. I've had a series of ups and a couple of disheartening factors thrown in the mix just for extra flavor, but all in all, it's been a crazy week. Quick recap (for my own sake...this is MY journal after all, so I can keep track of my own obnoxious life...the fact that anyone else reads it is just amusing to me)

-Today I rolled out of my bed, annoyed that the sheets on it don't quite fit right because I woke up engulfed in the fitted sheet and matress cover, and my mother escorted me to the rec to drop off me rec forms, then picked up an application for the 99...thats right kiddies...I've made a decision to step into the restaurant world yet again...hopefully as a bartender. I hope I get the job...if not I'll just waitress because I need the friggin cash-money

-Colorado left my house yesterday after a week stay, plus the wife. Poor kid spent about 24 hours traveling, but thats what he gets for not using teleporation instead of the Hartford airport...schmuck!

-Cleaned my room last saturday with the help of many loved ones...and it's still not clean...improved, yes, but not entirely. This is sad, but I intend to finish the job...before the end of the summer...?

-Pirate vs. Pirate capture the flag was a success...I wasted 6 bucks on 3 bandanas at the Garment District with Amy K and Jaimie, but they were well used for the game...I turned my Stombergs shirt into a sweet pirate wench top.

-X-men movie crash course...3 movies, 2 days...not bad...I still maintain that Patrick Stewart would make excellent currency, like on a dime perhaps...the crash course also put me on Anna Paquin overload because she was not only in all three Xmen movies, but she was in The Squid and the Whale, which I saw the night before the Xmen endeavor began

-Pretty much dominated in a baseball game on wednesday with a majority of guys...I'm sadly convinced that it was just a fluke, but it was still fun.

-Dicks Last Resort on Thursday for the womb emancipation celebration of Ms. Atkinson...I think I like it better at it's new location in Fanieul Hall as opposed to the Prudential...I think I need to work there next summer...I want my tips to be measured based upon how much of a dick I can be to people...I think I could get alot of agression out that way...and I could make people fun hats.

-Last night was a farewell to Jade at none other than China Jade (at which I was not informed that I should have brought an awkward picnic blanket...?!) which was followed by the obligatory movie night at Meg's...all the girls were there, so it was picture night, sappy movie which we talked over, etc etc...much love...blah blah you get the picture


My car better be fixable...I refuse to give up my independence...I don't know if I can make enough money from two jobs and a paid show to buy a new car by the end of the summer...I guess it would be healthier if I rode my bike to work all summer but riding it to Salem for rehearsals and work at the 99 could get hectic. I want you back Buick! Hear my plea!

My health is diminishing by the day...I've fucked myself up! Congrats, me!

current mood: accomplished

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