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Sunday, August 5th, 2007
8:34 pm - unhelpful
i REALLY wish people would quit telling me stories that begin with
"Oh, you're going to (various cities in Europe)? My friend/coworker/cousin/significant other went to (city) and got mugged!"
or, conversely,
"Oh? You're going to be in Europe? Here's the name and contact information for (various relative I've never met) who lives in (far flung city several hours from my destination)!"

I leave the country in 18 days, not to return until it's Christmas tree season.
I'm ready to leave, but still...fuckin' weird, man.

current mood: diaspora

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
11:35 am - a better son/daughter
i just finished disassembling the bed i've slept in my whole life.
i feel like a super-dyke.
mostly old, though, and a little sad.

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Saturday, May 12th, 2007
4:36 pm - human tenacity
so yesterday i was on campus, and in the lounge the facilities gentleman, the one with the kind face, was showing the other facilities gentlemen his online photo gallery: sunsets and birds and beaches and bowls of fruit. he was so proud of his photoshoppe prowess. i think my favorite thing in the world is when people are proud of things they do.
then i started thinking about all the homeless people who write poems, and draw, and create weird crafty things they learned to make in prison out of nothing but magazine pages, paperclips, and saliva.
then i started thinking, we need a community art forum. or something of the like. NOT pretentious, intimidating open mic stuff at coffee houses (despite my love for such hipster fun) but something that is really and truly for everyone who isn't an artist. an open space, a cheap soundsystem, and a couple pots of coffee; no judgments,  no talent required, just a place where people are empowered to share cool shit they do. community building, yo.

anyone interested in helping me coordinate something like this for the end of the summer?

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2007
1:20 pm - from m-w.com

The Word of the Day for April 04 is:

ingenuous \in-JEN-yuh-wus\ adjective

*1 : showing innocent or childlike simplicity and candidness
2 : lacking craft or subtlety

Example sentence:
"The face of the old man was stern, hard-featured, and forbidding; that of the young one, open, handsome, and ingenuous." (Charles Dickens, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby)

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Saturday, February 3rd, 2007
3:58 pm - punk rock revolution now
the war in iraq has cost orange county (via taxes) 1.35 BILLION dollars.

this works out to about $1,000 per citizen.

instead we could have built over TWELVE THOUSAND units of affordable rental housing.

when i read this in the weekly (which was just confirmed with some online scouting), i cried. sitting in einstein eating a bagel on my lunch break, i cried. we could have entirely eradicated homelessness in the entire fucking county...which would have provided housing to many of the people who make our city's tourist economy possible by cleaning the convention center and serving fries at disney and otherwise doing the shit jobs that make our standard of living so damn grand. instead (and regardless of how you feel about the war) kids my age are getting shot so they can pay to go to college.

check out the cost of war calculator for yourself.

get pissed, friends. i am.

current mood: sick

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Monday, December 11th, 2006
6:02 pm - a wee bit of intellectual validation is a nice thing to have
Dear Kristen Stone:

Congratulations! Your abstract submission has been accepted for the
SfAA 2007 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tampa,
Florida, March 27-31.

We look forward to seeing you in Tampa!


Nancy Romero-Daza
David Himmelgreen
Michael Angrosino
SfAA 2007 Program Co-Chairs

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
3:08 am - happy tuesday night
context: my women's studies class didn't meet tonight, so i decided to come home and have dinner with the family, and then spend the night with a certain lady. i straighten my hair, put on earrings, get pretty, brave rush hour, and all that jazz. things go well at home: everyone is in high spirits, no aggra-dad or emo-mom. we make jokes and discourse about the things that are going on in our respective lives. i feel like coming home is a do-able thing. i feel good about my family.

after dinner i head to caitlin's, we run my necesary errands (dirty girl needed shampoo) and eat ice cream with daytona friends. i make a rum and coke, and the two of us are about to watch a video about genetics for my honors class. who shows up but OFFICER MARY, butch-cop extraordinaire. she gives me a firm handshake and a dirty look, and the two of them retreat to the living room while i wait for the MIT website to load. awesome, dude. AWESOME.

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Saturday, September 9th, 2006
2:43 pm
My Interests Collage!Collapse )
Create your own! Originally Written By ga_woo, Hosted and ReWritten by darkman424

current mood: huzzah!

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2006
7:37 pm - freakish people and hot people that i allegedly resemble
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Sunday, August 13th, 2006
11:52 am - taken from dan, despite not having been tagged by him
1. One book that changed your life
The Handmaid's Tale by Maragaret Atwood
Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein
(nerd moment) everything from my Anthropology and Global Problem Solving class.

2. One book you have read more than once
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (I could blame Mr. Rohol and the intensity of senior year, but it's still one of my favorite books. thanks, BRENT)

3. One book you would want on a desert island
Working by Studs Terkel. it's 590 pages of interviews with people about their jobs and lives. i would never get lonely! plus, if i ever got off the island, i would have amazing ethnography skills.

4. One book that made you laugh
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

5. One book that made you cry
Possible Side Effect by Augusten Burrough (also made me laugh maniacally, but i'm thinking in particular of the part where he takes the dog to the ASPCA because he's an alcoholic and can't take care of him and the woman who works there is like, this is your lowest point, you're going to relate this at an AA meeting one day, and he's like how do you know, and she tells him, two years, one day at a time, and if you know much about my family you will understand why)
A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut. we should all be that compassionate.

6. One book you wish had been written
what a bizarre question. i wish dorothy allison had written a million more books. she's still alive. maybe she will.

7. One book you wish had never been written
Anything by Ann Coulter (die, bitch. and get out of the public library)

8. One book you are currently reading
Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut; Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson (although not by choice)

9. One book you have been meaning to read
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn. i have it as a reference book but i'd really like to have to time to read the whole damn thing.

10. Now tag five people!
kristen the librarian, marielle, evan altes, despina the great, and ryan wyatt.

current mood: shower'd

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Friday, May 19th, 2006
2:36 am - the lesbian lifetime original movie soundtrack
because phil did so, i will too [i'm a good wife]

Opening credit: the ditty bops- ooh la la

Waking up: mirah- while we have the sun

Average day: that one song from josie and the pussycats

First date: bikini kill- rebel girl

Falling in love: bright eyes- first day of my life

Fight scene: sleater kinney- combat rock

Breaking up: ani difranco- untouchable face OR dilate, depending on the hostility of the breakup

Getting back together: radiohead-true love waits

Life's okay: bright eyes- bowl of oranges (i'm so predictable)

Mental breakdown: coldplay- a rush of blood to the head

Driving: ani difranco- swandive (aka the story of my life 10th grade, driving and listening to ani)

Partying: le tigre- LT tour theme

Happy dance: the mountain goats- dance music

Long night alone: ryan adams- come pick me up

Death scene: simon and garfunkel- america

End credits: tori amos-pretty good year OR rilo kiley- with arms outstretched

ps- my movie would also have lots of sex scenes, duh.

current mood: second wind

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
11:01 am - the obligatory "i'm home" post
this is the part where you tell me "OMGZZ you missed me!!1!1!!" and want to hang out, right?

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006
3:48 am - check it ooout.

you won't be disappointed.

current mood: accomplished

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Sunday, April 9th, 2006
1:38 pm - reviving the livejournal, 10th grade style
I sincerely apologize to anyone that got a drunk text message from me friday night.
[note to dan: you didn't just read that. another note to dan: i hope you're having a good time at trivia!]

not to get all cheesy livejournal philosopher, but i really love my life. i have a lot going for me, including, but not limited to, peppermint tea, friends in daytona, friends in whorelando, great music, a chance to do some really important research, a tattoo, and a girl i love very, very much.

i'm really excited about this summer; there will be good times and anthropologizing!

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Thursday, April 6th, 2006
3:26 pm - trivia:
the #1 hit song the week i was born was "walk like an egyptian."
this pleases me.

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Monday, April 3rd, 2006
3:10 pm - pictures as promised...

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Sunday, April 2nd, 2006
3:13 pm
i got inked!

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006
6:54 pm
why is there some cosmic law that states i can be happy for no more than a few consecutive hours?

current mood: stressed

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Friday, December 16th, 2005
3:54 pm - about frikken time!
IB diploma!!!!!!!!!
i officially love ms murphy, and i saw two of my favorite teachers of all time.
art journals back!

i am a nerd.

current mood: ecstatic

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
8:54 pm - agree?
under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
-Civil Disobedience, Thoreau

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