Tangled Up in Blue
Dec. 12th, 2004
02:40 pm - Whee!
Happy Birthday Sara! 21! Yay!! Happy December too. Its time for school to wind down. I'm done with finals and studying at least for a few weeks. Now I'm scrambling to prepare for a flight to the south of England where I'm staying with my friend Lisa who's family lives in the Old Vicarage of the local medeival church near Canterbury. Whee! Then I fly from London to Hamburg Germany where I get to spend Christmas with my cousin Josh and then its back to Edinburgh for some amazing New Yearsness.. I'm looking foward to it all. I'm still trying to slowly getting over being sick but its still clinging. I keep managing to not call in sick to work even though I really should. Somehow the act of calling my boss on the phone is scarier than trying to supress coughs for 4 hours. Ah well. Edinburgh is beautiful with all the Christmas lights, and everybody says Germany will be the epitome of Christmas so we'll see how that goes. Anyway.. have fun with winter break plans!!! See you alll in 2005!
Nov. 19th, 2004
01:46 pm - its dorky, but i'm fine with that
First best friend: sarah pasagno, preschool
First car: 87 honda CRX yay!
First screen name: the same one i have now
First self purchased CD: the beatles, magical mystery tour and revolver (on the same day)
First pets: cat, Lucy
First piercing/tattoo: ears when i was 9
Last cigarette: err, last year/never i swear
Last car ride: on my way to LAX in september
Last good cry: few weeks ago
Last library book checked out: "Chaucer's Sexual Poetics"
Last kiss: hrmph
Last crush: in the process of
Last phone call: yesterday to my dud
Last time showered: last night
Last shoes worn: black shoe pavillion shoes
Last item bought: dinner at "favorit" (french toast and bacon)
Last annoyance: that i ate french toast and bacon for dinner
Last shirt worn: a hand-me-down old navy shirt
Last website visited: yahoo!
Last word/s you said: "you guys are strange"
Last song you sang: simon and garfunkle, the only living boy in new york
What color of underwear are you wearing? pink stripes
What's under your bed?: shoes
What time did you wake up today?: 9:43
Where do you want to go?i have no idea..
What is your career going to be? dunno
Where are you going to live? no clue!
How many kids do you want? too many
What kind of car(s): a honda hybrid
Current mood: cold and tired
Current music: computer hum
Current taste: french toast and bacon
Current hair: pony tail and bangs
Current clothes: two jackets a sweat shirt, undershirt, and jeans and socks
Current annoyance(s): cold
Current book: Lets Go Europe
Current hate: the vaccum doesn't work
(x) - you've done
(_) - you haven't done
(x) been drunk
(x) been high
( ) had sex
(x) kissed a member of the opposite sex
(_) kissed a member of the same sex
(_) crashed a friend's car
(_) been to Japan
(x) ridden in a taxi
(x) been dumped
(_) been in a fist fight
(_) snuck out of my parent's house
(x) ever dated someone of the opposite sex
(_) ever dated someone of the same sex
(x) had feelings for someone who didnt have them back
(_) been arrested
(_) made out with a stranger
(x) stole something from my job
(_) celebrated new years in time square
(_) gone on a blind date
( ) had a crush on a teacher
(_) celebrated mardi-gras in new orleans
(x) been to Europe
(x) skipped school
(_) cut myself on purpose
(_) been married
(_) gotten divorced
(_) had children
(x) seen someone die
(_) been to Africa
( ) Punched a friend when playing around
( ) Been to Canada
( ) Been to Mexico
(x) Been on a plane
(x) Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show
(_) Thrown up in a bar
(_) Purposely set a part of myself on fire
(x) Eaten Sushi
(_) Been Snowboarding
( ) Met someone in person from the internet
( ) Been moshing at a concert
(_) been in an abusive relationship.
(_) been pregnant or got someone pregnant
(_) lost a child
(x) gone to college
(x) taken painkillers
(x) love someone or miss someone right now
1. Nervous Habits?playing with my ring, touching my face, twirling my hair, rubbing my nose, tapping my feet, being generally wiggly
2. Are you double jointed? yes
3. Can you roll your tongue? yes
4. Can you raise one eyebrow at a time? erm sort of
5. Can you blow spit bubble? yes
6. Can you cross your eyes? yes
7. Tattoos? none
8. Piercings and where? ears and nose
9. Do you make your bed daily? not quite
10. Which shoe goes on first? whichever one i find first
11. Speaking of shoes, have you ever thrown one at anyone? no
12. On the average, how much money do you carry in your wallet? not enough
13. What jewelry do you wear 24/7? earings, ring
14. Favorite piece of clothing? my jeans
15. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? twirl
16. Have you ever eaten Spam? i keep meaning to!
17. Favorite ice cream flavor? mocha almond fudge
18. Favorite candy treat? all candy treats
19. Ideal bagel? not toasted, cream cheese, perhaps an onion bagel.. or a raisin bagel
20. How many cereals in your cabinet? 2, but one basically cuz the other is stale
Nov. 8th, 2004
12:25 am - From the Scotsman....
"You've got to hand it to George Walker Bush. Everyone in the world thought he was a moronic, mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, mindless puppet doing the bidding of his super-rich, neo-con, oil-soaked paymasters while paying lip service to the concerns of the great unwashed.
Instead it turns out he's a political genius.
The American economy is going down the toilet. It has a budget deficit ($4 trillion over the next 10 years) that would make Kim Jong Il blush. Worryingly, China and Hong Kong have accumulated $177 billion of US debt, giving the world's biggest dictatorship a great deal of economic power over the world's richest democracy.
Vast amounts have been squandered on enormous tax cuts that disproportionately favour the super-wealthy (the bottom 60% of US society got a mere 14.7% of Bush's $1.6 trillion giveaway, while the richest 1% got half of it). Meanwhile unemployment has rocketed. And for George, healthcare is just another word that begins with "h", like "Iran". In short, the ordinary American is getting royally shafted by the Bush administration.
And yet Dubya persuaded the suckers to vote for him. The man's a genius.
How'd he do it? Well, he made them scared. Not in the way he makes us scared - by having his finger on the nuclear trigger while looking very dim and slightly deranged - but by raising mythical bogeymen to terrify middle America.
After the horrific attacks on the US on 11 September, 2001, the Bush administration should have dedicated all its resources to hunting down Osama bin Laden and his little helpers. Instead, after taking out the Taliban in Afghanistan (a good move spoiled slightly by the chaotic mess that country is currently in), Dubya decided to focus on Iraq: a country that had nothing to do with 9/11.
Despite all the lies about weapons of mass destruction, al-Qaeda training camps and uranium from Nigeria, Saddam Hussein was as great a threat to the US as my mum. (Note to any neo-cons who might be reading: this means that the Iraqi leader was not a threat at all. It does not mean you should carpet-bomb my mum's house or have her deposed in a right-wing coup.)
Careful use of terror alerts have kept swing voters good and jumpy so that they chose the "tough" George Dubya Bush over the "sane" John Kerry. This despite the fact that the Iraq adventure has made America more of a terrorist target than it was before and that American (and British) servicemen are dying there at a frightening rate.
And yet Dubya persuaded the suckers to vote for him. The man's a genius.
As a result we're in for an exciting four years of unfettered neo-con crusading. Especially if you live in or near a member of the axis of evil: Iran, North Korea, Palestine, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, the Pitcairn Islands, France, San Francisco...
On the brighter side, US domestic policy's going to be dictated by extreme fundamentalists so the colonials might as well tear up that precious consitution of theirs and replace it with the Book of Leviticus.
And yet Dubya persuaded the suckers to vote for him. The man's a genius. Truly, we "misunderestimated" him."
(PS- this is from a fun article series from the Scotsman newspaper entitled "Heroes and Villians." This week, GWB is the hero. Last time it was Prince Harry for beating up photographers.) heh. www.scotsman.com
Oct. 6th, 2004
03:35 pm - seems like years.....
Come look at my photo album of photos from Edinburgh. Hopefully the pictures will do the talking......
May. 28th, 2004
THREE THINGS THAT SCARE ME:
01 | Earthquakes
02 | Being homesick
03 | That nasty scary monster I can't see in the dark
THREE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ME LAUGH:
01 | My brother
02 | Fred during Lettres et Chiffres
03 | Mitch Hedburg
THREE THINGS I LOVE:
01 | the wind/ stormy weather
02 | water (as in lets go swimming)
03 | michigan
THREE THINGS I HATE:
01 | feeling stupid
02 | being hot
03 | people that pretend to be nice
THREE THINGS I DON'T UNDERSTAND:
01 | the government
02 | internet culture (gulp)
03 | bad music
THREE THINGS ON MY DESK:
01 | empty bowls
02 | cadbury egg wrapper
03 | french dictionary
THREE THINGS I'M DOING RIGHT NOW:
01 | procrastinating
02 | being tired
03 | dreaming about summer/no more finals/study abroad
THREE THINGS I WANT TO DO BEFORE I DIE:
01 | become/ or at least associate myself with a rock star genius!
02 | write dashing mystery novels
03 | have babies
THREE THINGS I CAN DO:
01 | play music by ear (apparently)
02 | plan my future/ dream forever
03 | write the beginnings to lots of stories... not the middle nor the end, however
THREE WAYS TO DESCRIBE MY PERSONALITY:
01 | introspective
02 | optimistic
03 | smirky
THREE THINGS I CAN'T DO:
01 | be talkative in a group
02 | math
03 | finish anything
THREE THINGS I SAY THE MOST:
01 | "wow”
02 | "that's so funny”
03 | "that's interesting"
THREE OF YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FOODS:
01 | pizza
02 | super burritos
03 | grapefruits =)
THREE THINGS YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN:
01 | many many languages
02 | to be a rock and roll genius!
03 | the truth about astrophysics
THREE BEVERAGES YOU DRINK REGULARLY:
01 | juice
02 | sink water
03 | milk
THREE SHOWS YOU WATCHED WHEN YOU WERE A KID:
01 | Are You Afraid of the Dark?
02 | Star Trek The Next Generation (did i just say that?)
03 | Peter Pan and the Pirates
THREE CELEBRITIES YOU WANT TO MEET BEFORE YOU DIE:
01 | Pete Townsend
02 | Bob Dylan
03 | Prince William
(all men? how'd that happen...)
May. 10th, 2004
05:28 pm - ...hmmm
Ok, last night i had a dream that is almost too strange for explanation. Sooomehow, I dreampt that I went to the moon on some sort of space exploration misson. Only the moon didn't look like we would think of it of course and somewhere along the lines somebody even called it Mars instead. it was more like the desert, and the beach. it had definite boundaries. some edges of the moon were sharp and noticable à la truman show combined with guard rails, and the other side of the the brown landscape was a beach which disappeared into the mist. John Lennon was there and so was John Kerry, oddly enough. i have a strange impression that David Duchovny also put in an appearance somewhere down the line. So, if you went out too far into the beach area, you would be envelped by the mists at the end of the moon/desert. The land was so dry that is caked up like some sort of chilean desert scene. Also, and most importantly and disconcertinly was the fact that the ground was completely unstable. There were continually little tremors which vibrated up through the ground. We got a special hello message from earth.. don't remember what it was. It made me so amazed that I was actually on the moon. Then we tried to put up some sort of a tent or shelter and found it difficult because who could drive stakes into the chilean desert? Ok, I hope that was strange enough. I hope I left you with the eerie image of a gray ocean filled with red seaweed and the young image of a 70's era kerry running away from the waves. Believe me.... it was a unique experience. And I don't even take drugs.
Apr. 22nd, 2004
03:45 am - ghost of the robot? sounds like wyld stallions to me (bill s. preston ESQUIRE) for all i know
wow, haven't updated in a while. i just got done with the crappiest french essay i've ever written. that was fun. on the other hand, i finally got my edinburgh papers in the mail this week and that was HAPPY. I'm enrolled in a class called DIRTY DEEDS. ..... interesting. I also happened to be enrolled in Canterbury Tales, Celtic Lit, and GAELIC. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I thought i'd want to take that. I think I might be able to get out of it. Gaelic? Or perhaps something in the school of DIVINITY? THAT would be interesting. So YAY for Edinburgh papers. I swear I could look at that one sheet of paper for like 8 years. I can't wait to travel. I've been fantasizing with peoples who are going to be abroad next year too. So for sure France. hehe. London, Ireland, Bavaria, Estonia, and POLAND would be cool. I never thought I'd say this but I'd love to visit Krackow. (sp) We'll see how feasable that becomes next year. At any rate, I can only imagine how many times cooler France would be than the MAISON FRANCOPHONE.
On another note, in a totally random spree of randomness, I changed my aim. its now the very nerdy, aileanrose. But I like it. I have had ferris1365 since 9th grade! Isn't that crazy? It was high time to change. ferris1365 was just a little too close to ferris1364. FAR to confusing. So for now "aileanrose." NB.
I should go to sleepy now. I'ts almost 1 and i have to go to work again tomorrow. Damn work. Yay for updates.
Mar. 18th, 2004
Mar. 11th, 2004
Well I am going to be totally rude here and write down part of a review I got from a story in my creative writing class:
"More! I want more! I became amused, involved, interested in the narrator and by the story's end I felt great enjoyment seeing the character, listening to the character, as well as being able to make decisions about what the character cannot see, the unreliability of her view point. Why more? Becuase just as I fell into step with her, the story was over. I wanted to listen to her further..... Anyway, I really enjoyed it, and want more, that's all!"
Yay! I can't say all the reviews I got were quite as glowing (most assuredly not). I just thought I would be ridiculously unforgivably live-journal and put this down. Thanks "Mike" from class for a nice and helpful review. (Note: I left all the helpful bits out, and left only the praising ones).
So that's me being the largest nerd I can imagine. It's hard to believe classes are over. I ran out of Fiction, just like it was a normal day, and once I got home realized its probably the last time I'll see most of those people. Not that I'm sad, it's just strange.
Mar. 6th, 2004
Well its been an interesting day and a fast week. I spent a lot of time doing nothing and worrying about my own social ineptitude (word?). But it's been fun. I got to vote this week, and get a sticker, enjoy some lovely merlot, and complete a whole bunch of work (yay). The quarter is almost over and that is unbelievable. It's all gone by veeeeery quickly. I'm ready for this quarter to end, but i'm not so sure about another starting. I can't believe we have to do this aalllll over again. Well, I think its time to head to bed, read a little Franken (thanks megan). Everybody cross your fingers so that my secret wishes will come true. =)
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