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4 days [01 Apr 2008|02:29am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

BSG coming soon.

So say we all.

Josh, what the frack have you turned me on to?

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Spring Break isn't Spring Break without... [18 Mar 2008|08:34pm]
[ mood | cold because I always am ]


This is the strangest timing for Spring Break ever due to the Easter holiday falling right at the end of it. What the heck is April good for now? Maybe a few birthday's... oh, and April Fool's day, except I hate April Fool's day.

Anywhoo, I'm needing to fulfill my hunger for music so would you please post 5 bands that you're listening to right now. Since my time is dominated by 10th grade English students, I need to know there is more out there than Angels and Airwaves and Kanye West.

I miss you all very much. I feel like I've already moved. Weird.

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For Andrew Michael Spense Boyd [21 Jan 2008|10:38am]
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Help Me Out [19 Jan 2008|10:41pm]
So I really don't want to BORE these kids entirely, so I could really use your help on this.

Please spend 5 minutes and think of a few assignments, books, or projects that you actually enjoyed or learned something cool from and let me know. Even posting some terrible examples will help me. I have tons of lesson plans to write and I don't feel like being a traditionalist.

Thanks to all,
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CHS Student Teaching - How to become Mrs. McKinney [17 Jan 2008|11:25pm]
I'm on my way to becoming that quirky old woman. Today was my first day of student teaching at our old stomping ground. So weird. I'm officially the English person. I could almost see the AASU meeting at the end of the hall, Mrs. Underwood's class, Daniel and I in theater, Tanner assaulting someone in Health... the good ol' days.

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How to die in CA [07 Jan 2008|10:10pm]
For some reason, I have some issues with water. Daniel once said that one of my "driving in the rain" posts was one of the scariest he's ever read: well, this circumstance takes the cake. This is a story of how Elizabeth was forced into a deadly situation.

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Deathly Hallows long past due [28 Dec 2007|04:08am]
[ mood | cold ]

I just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I picked it up yesterday and couldn't stop. 
I know, I know! it came out way earlier this year, but with my two literature classes I had NO time to read for pleasure.

I was thrilled with it... my greatest satisfaction with the book was in the Epilogue. Actually, it was in a lot of other things, but that Epilogue is what is making me gush right now. However, I think death should have hit more close to home, but after all, it IS a children's book. I'm content.

Seeing me with my nose stuck in number 7 and Anni's stuck in number 5, my mom decided she wanted to do a Harry Potter marathon. She came home from Hastings last night with years one and two. I guess this will be our final time spent together before I leave for SF and then return to work and school. My family... such nerds!

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Happy Boxing Day! [25 Dec 2007|11:47pm]
[ mood | cold ]

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas. I've learned some new things regarding my family's traditions. Basically, stay out of the kitchen when Steve is cooking, it is HIS territory and not even my wonderful coffee cake gets room. Also, don't be late for dinner. I took my dog Sally for a run around my still-new neighborhood and the poor thing couldn't keep up with me. I had to walk her home slowly after only one mile. Waste of a run for me and I was late for food... Anyway things are good.

Speaking of running, is anyone up for a Boxing Day Jog? There's a one and two mile race tomorrow at that park off Palo Duro in Southland at 4:30. Does anyone want to jog a quick two miles? Call me or just show up. I will be there for sure... sans dog.

Race Start: 4:30pm 2mi, $2!!!

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San Angelo at Christmas [25 Dec 2007|01:30am]
[ mood | cold ]

While walking around downtown today it was very evident who was from San Angelo and who was just visiting for the holidays. Odd how San Angeloans are so easy to pick out. Ha! Soon I'll be one of those "just visiting for the holidays" people.

It is refreshing when you see someone you really love randomly in town. I was returning a poorly made white chocolate mocha to the baristas at Starbucks when I heard "coffee snob" said from behind me. I turn and it is my cousin Waylon grabbing a coffee as well. Waylon and Jami live in Austin and I adore them both. My cousin's wife Jami is amazing and if I could be more like her I'd be a better person. Seeing family really does give that warm-fuzzy feeling. I love it.

I was making some coffee cake for the morning earlier this evening and I hear a really loud "Ho Ho Ho!" coming from outside our house. My sister comes running from her room after hearing the same thing. Then I hear Anni and Steve come inside laughing. Turns out Steve wanted to create some Holiday cheer for our neighbors. Steve makes a very convincing Santa Claus... realistically more of an Irish Santa Claus I guess. Step-dads are great.

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[23 Dec 2007|10:14pm]
[ mood | cold ]

Yep, I'm bored out of my mind.

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the big wigs [30 Nov 2007|09:43pm]
[ mood | geeky ]

I was asked to attend a teleconference today with a dean at MIT. It was this huge deal about preventing drinking and drug use on college campuses. There were some sad statistics in that presentation... pretty disturbing. Kind of makes me want to develop an amazing prevention program for freshmen encompassing abstinence from all that stuff. In this subject, I am the ultimate optimist. I think that's an excellent Winter Interim project for me.

In attendance at this teleconference were Res Life heads, Pres. Rollo, and my favorite, Cleve Pool. It's always a good day when I attend a meeting that he's there for. I keep hoping he'll bring some of his amazing sugar cookies. Again, ultimate optimist.

Time for some Linux Mint.

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injured [28 Nov 2007|11:20pm]
[ mood | blank ]

Today I had a really bad "blood donating" experience. First off, my iron level was lower than usual because of my severe lack of appetite, but it still dropped just before that 15 second mark. Then when they pricked me I just bled and bled and bled. I was seriously in the chair for about 5 minutes total. The nurses looked kind of disturbed at how fast I gave the pint. When they removed the needle, I kept bleeding. It shot out of that vein like it was a ruptured artery or something, ending up all over my arm. Quite disgusting. Even after putting my arm over my head and all the correct procedures, the blood wouldn't cease. Twice I just let it gush out and form a pool of maroon on the nook of my elbow. This too disturbed those nurses. Finally, after the pressure of nurse's firm grip, it stopped and I was able to leave.

As I left, I couldn't help but feel it was some kind of metaphoric and symbolic experience for me. Yeah, I'm bleeding.... profusely. And it won't stop.

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[22 Nov 2007|12:44am]
[ mood | sick and silly ]

I drank perspiration with the best of company tonight.

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[19 Nov 2007|03:07pm]
[ mood | blank ]

Last Updated: 26 weeks ago.

All I want to say is:

Happy Birthday, Wii.

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[18 May 2007|02:55pm]
[ mood | guilty ]

My car broke down. Bust out the bike.

I've had cold showers for 3 days now because the hot water is broken in the dorms.

I hate having to depend on other people. I always feel small and insufficient when I do.

I can't find my Broken Social Scene CD and I really want it. There was a good song in the movie The Invisible that I want to hear right now.

I want some wine and cheese... maybe some crackers too.

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Weekend Freeness [16 May 2007|01:02pm]
WOOOO! I have off from Thursday night until Monday morning! Where are we going, what are we doing? Can we go to IKEA? Whole Foods? I need to stock up my new apartment. Who wants me to come visit? I'm making traveling plans.
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looking up [14 May 2007|02:57pm]
[ mood | geeky ]

Well, here's a big update.

After a really long meeting with my boss, we are finally on the same page. I will be getting paid $5.65 an hour, but I can get up to about 40 hours a week which is more than the Student Hall Director pay anyway. Also, these first couple of weekends I have asked off so I can do some traveling AND Anne Rose is graduating, so my Dad will be here.

The new developments are I will no longer be in Mary Massie (bummer) but will be in Travis' old room in Robert Massie. Now I have to wait in limbo until Michelle moves so Travis can move into hers. This is like musical chairs! All is good; the piano at Robert Massie is much better tuned than Mary Massie's so I can practice better and the Robert Massie lobby is much more fun. It will be a resurfacing of the "Lobby Bums" of sophomore year. I'm sure none of you know what I'm talking about. I also have access to all the bulletin boards so I can decorate in true Office style.

I've realized also that maybe this summer won't be so bad after all. Yes, my job will be testing, but it will also be a good opportunity for me to serve. If I don't keep a good attitude about it then it will definitely turn out worse than it should. At lease I will have access to all the rooms of the camp kids, so great pranks can be pulled. I plan on being the prank master by the time this summer is over.

ALSO: Thinh, Daniel, Josh, Matt, James, Johnny, John, Justin, Amber, everyone else: Texan Hall is perfect for Nerf Gun fights and I'm pretty much the only one in the hall for about 3 days. I think it's nerfing time!

This is how serious I am.

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feels like jail [13 May 2007|09:16am]
[ mood | blank ]

Lately I've had the most insatiable urge to hike and camp. After being couped up in a dorm room all year I really want to get out! I have been really excited about this summer for about a month now, but now that it's here I feel bored already.

My summer job is going to suck. My current boss, Toni, told me I would be making Student Hall Director pay throughout the summer, but I just found out I'll only be getting paid $5.65 an hour cleaning up after camp kids and working desk hours. If she would have told me this a month ago, I would have threw my stuff in a storage unit and gone to live with Amber for the summer. I'm seriously going to be taking off every weekend! Cheers to being mislead.

I'm trapped in a job that I hate because during the school year it pays SO well. Sucker for the dollar.

I'm restless, agitated, bored, and my fickle nature is coming back in full swing. I can't decide whether or not to be happy about summer or not.

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[09 May 2007|10:53am]
[ mood | crushed ]

This might possibly be the most depressing week ever. I don't even know why. Ugh.

Does anyone want to go to the Ben Gibbard, David Bazan, Jonathan Rice show at EMOS on the 15th? I have a ticket, but my boss just informed me I have to work. $15 bucks anyone?

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For Thinh [04 May 2007|06:19am]
[ mood | emo ]

Hope dangles on a string
Like slow spinning redemption
Winding in and winding out
The shine of it has caught my eye

And roped me in
So, mesmerizing and so hypnotizing,
I am captivated, I am

I am selfish
I am wrong
I am right
I swear I'm right
Swear I knew it all along
And I am flawed, but I am cleaning up so well
I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself

So clear
Like the diamond in your ring
Cut to mirror your intention
Oversized and overwhelmed
The shine of which has caught my eye
And rendered me
So isolated, so motivated
I am certain now that I am


So turn
up the corners of your lips
Part them and feel my finger tips
Trace the moment for forever

Defense is paper thin
Just one touch and I'll be in
Too deep now to ever swim against the current
So let me slip away
So let me slip away
So let me slip away
So let me slip against the current
So let me slip away
So let me slip away
So let me slip away
So let me slip away

Like hope
dangles on a string
Like slow spinning redemption...

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