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[Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 @ 2:02pm]

Happy Star Wars Day! May the fourth be with you. Or, in true valley fashion, may the fourth be with yinz!

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[Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 @ 3:15am]
... Aaaand, I'm back!

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[Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 @ 8:14pm]
[ mood | dorky ]

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[Sunday, March 14th, 2010 @ 10:04pm]
[ mood | geeky ]

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[Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 @ 1:33am]
[ mood | contemplative ]

I am currently in a situation that leaves me struggling for words to adequately describe what I am feeling. It is for that purpose that I have simply been updating with somewhat cryptic quotes/lyrics/the like. At certain times, it feels that others understand what I'm feeling more clearly than I do.


Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. - C.S. Lewis


At some point, it will all come into the light and make sense. I'm just not there, yet.

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Writer's Block: Miss Manners [Friday, March 6th, 2009 @ 4:43pm]
What recently developed technology—cell phones, wi-fi, laptops, handheld gaming devices, etc.—do you think has had the worst influence on how people behave in public?
Text messaging, most definitely. Although, I am just as guilty as the next girl in most respects. How many people have you seen walk out in the middle of the road/nearly get hit by a car/walk into someone/avoid their peers/get into vehicular accidents, etc. all over texting?

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[Thursday, March 5th, 2009 @ 10:20pm]
[ mood | mellow ]

It's taken far too long, but, they are finally here.

Distant flickering. Greener scenery.Collapse )

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Sometimes, when lying on your back, you learn to breathe again. [Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 @ 12:51am]
[ mood | rejuvenated ]

Conversation is amazing when we're free to say things people often won't because they hate themselves
These situations almost daily have a way of making people understand that all of us are one
But isolation and division will be our destruction, if we can't communicate
So as I contradict myself, and forget all I've said, I am free

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[Friday, February 20th, 2009 @ 4:42pm]
[ mood | okay ]

It's alright, 'cause there's beauty in the breakdown.

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[Thursday, February 19th, 2009 @ 1:25pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]



It's cold and snowy, and I want to be wherever this is. ;]

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[Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 @ 10:00am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Is this economic "stimulus" package f'real?

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[Monday, February 16th, 2009 @ 7:57pm]

I have been quite sloth-like today. My Dad passed along a cold that is totally wiping me out. As awful as it sounds, it's been kind of fortunate that the boys are sick along with me because we've been all sleeping it off together. Otherwise, I have no idea how I would've functioned. Anyway, I'll update more later. This auto "correct" is making me berserk. ;p

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[Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 @ 11:47am]


Happy Valentine's Day! ;]

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[Sunday, February 8th, 2009 @ 12:05pm]
[ mood | numb ]

Fake it 'til you make it.

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Welcome to the year of the ox! [Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 @ 5:12pm]

Well, I'm hoping not to relapse into vegetarianism, but I can guarantee that I will, at least, be Jewish for awhile, at least when it comes to my meat consumption. I've always struggled with eating pig meat, as is, but it pretty much sealed the deal when I drove up 2-mile hill this morning behind a PETA ad. The semi in front of me was stuffed full of shivering, scraped up, little pigs. Totally traumatic. I started crying right there. I mean, I know it happens and all. I just can't handle seeing it ... obviously. So, that being said, don't plan on offering me any bacon in the near future.

Otherwise, I know that it's been awhile since I've updated. The road's been a little rocky, but I'm making it through. I don't really wish to go into detail, so I'll simply move on.
I went sledding over the weekend. It was a load of fun. It was awesome to feel 5 years old again. I almost wimped out because I'd remembered everyone else's extra clothes and, astonishingly, forgot mine. But the frozen butt was definitely worth it.

There is more to be said, but typing on the iPhone is driving me batty. My computer's wireless has been down, so that has been the reason for my substantial absence. So, no, I did not get a life. ;P No worries. As soon as the resident computer doctor can pencil me in, I'll be as ever present as ever.

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[Thursday, January 8th, 2009 @ 11:35am]
I'm in Arizona right now and the weather is amazing ... 60 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Last night I slept in easily the most comfortable bed of my life. I am 100% sold on memory foam ... Especially with down blankets and oversized pillows. I am totally in love. ;>

I'm still trying to get used to typing on an iPhone. I'm not sold on that, yet, but we have a three hour trip to the Grand Canyon, so I've got some time to kill. I'm totally stoked about going to the Grand Canyon. It's easily one of my favorite places in the world.

But as amazing as it is out here, I miss you all already and can't wait to get home. I can't say, however, that I miss the weather. It's been a nice break. I'll post pictures once I get home. Love you guys. <3

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[Sunday, January 4th, 2009 @ 3:47pm]
[ mood | defeated ]

If I could change one of my personality traits, it would be the one in which I can tell you exactly how everyone else is wonderful and explain to you exactly why they are better than me. I don't know why I compare myself to everyone else. It's like I want to be the Weird Science girl. I wish that I had this characteristic of this person, that from another, etc. It's pathetic, I know, and I have absolutely no idea why I do it, but it seems that I always have. It seems to kind of fade in and out, but it's hitting me a little hard right now. I need to start practicing what I preach ... that you're no better than anyone else out there, and no one else out there is better than you. I'm flawed, just like everyone else. I just kind of feel like I'm relapsing into the forgotten girl syndrome, and I'm sure that I have ownership in that; I just don't know what or how to change. I'm everyone's friend. I have no enemies, which is good in its on rite, but feeling forgettable isn't a splendid feeling, either. I don't want to be everything to everyone, by any means. I just want to be remembered, and not for bad.

I think that the season has something to do it. I usually end up feeling a little drab in the winter after the holidays pass. Maybe the California sun will perk me up a bit. :> And, most definitely the girl's trip out ... assuming that that pans out, that is. I just need a little pick me up and break from the routine. It'll be fine, but, for now, I'm feeling a little blue da ba dee. So, I'm sorry if I've been on the clingy side. I just like to be the closest that I can to the people who mean the most to me, and when I'm feeling a little low, I end up feeling that if I don't latch on a little firmer, they'll somehow slip away. But, I think that that actually ends up being counter-productive, and so I'm working on just backing off a little.

On a positive note, one of the little girls in my class is being baptized tonight, so I'm getting ready to head off to that. I'll see you all again after California, all lobster-skinned and all, I'm sure. ;)

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[Friday, January 2nd, 2009 @ 11:44pm]
It's looking like I'll be out of town for, most likely, half of the month. Chris's grandpa died on New Year's Eve, and, apparently the funeral could be any day between Wednesday and Friday, so, we're flying out Tuesday morning, and then we'll be back sometime the following Wednesday or so. It just kind of depends on what flight we're able to catch. Then, Bethany, my Aunt, and I are going to take a girl's trip at some point this month up to Vermilion. Bethany has Fridays off of school this month, so I figured that it'd be the perfect opportunity to head up for a long weekend, and I'm beyond stoked. Those plans aren't settled, yet, so I don't know when that'll actually be happening. As soon as we get back from California, I'm going to have to get all of Seth and Stevie's birthday party things in order. In fact, due to the fact that I've already procrastinated so much, I'm probably going to have to end up mailing their invitations from California. That has the potential of raising a few eyebrows.

Bethany and I ended up babysitting Julie's kids tonight. We both ended up with pretty cute dates, and they took us to see a great movie (Prince Caspian) and then to dinner (gingerbread houses). Those kids are so much fun and seriously the easiest kids to babysit ever.

In the meantime, I think this will be the last of my free time until we blast off. I have no idea when the packing's going to happen, but I need to do laundry, as well, so that I can have my entire wardrobe to take with me. ;> I really over pack to the nth degree, but I'm a girl, and apparently that comes with the territory. I love when my sister comes over for the night, with a full-on military duffel bag full of clothing. That's just how we roll.

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[Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 @ 12:09pm]
Apparently, I am a selfish toad, and once was simply not enough. I slid on a patch of ice on my deck. Fortuitously, my back was there to break my fall. Needless to say, the ball's not the only thing that's been dropping this New Year's Eve. And, as is my luck, the party that I was planning on attending was canceled, soooo ... I'll be going to Julie's, which will still be fun, but I more than likely will not end up wearing my fun dress, afterall. Well ... we'll see. ;)

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[Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 @ 9:22pm]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

Phewww, I've been dealing with so many other peoples' stresses, lately, that I'm totally starting to get stressed out myself. It'll all be fine, and I'm not saying that, by any means, to make anyone feel bad, but when my friends are hurting, it really affects me, too, especially with so much at once. There's just so much hanging in limbo, and patience is certainly not one of the virtues that I have mastered. I've certainly gotten a lot better in some ways, but it still drives me crazy when some things that are so big are so uncertain. Nothing that a nice, long weekend at my Aunt's with my sister and grandma couldn't relieve at least a bit ... which is good, because I'm planning to do that in the next couple of days. ;) I seriously have no idea what I would do if I couldn't just flee to her house whenever I needed to. I think that I've gotten way too spoiled with that, but I know that everyone's in my life for a reason, and hers' is certainly not hidden. ;)

Today's just been sooo long. I've been too sore to do too much, and it's just been one item of bad news after the other, which, I've been given way too much time to stew on. Tomorrow will be fun. However, it will also be bittersweet. Oyyy. I'm just going to shut up, now. I think I just need to watch the Notebook and get a good cry out. ;P

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