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[11 Jan 2008|10:36am]
This happened a few weeks ago, but I just wanted to memorialize this incident: I ran into Asheesh on BART while going to the airport to pick up some friends! He's living in the Mission District and working in SF! How crazy is that? I hadn't seen him since high school... weird.
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I'm alive [15 May 2007|10:44pm]
I was just going to post to Sommer's comments, but then I felt bad for using her journal as a forum for my life, so I guess this is an easier way to update everyone. So, to answer the question what have I been up to: I'm still in school (Chicago gets out late) but I will be graduating in June and moving to San Francisco. Right now, I'm caught up in meeting graduation requirements (I know I speak French damn well, but they don't, so I have to take an oral competency sometime soon), finding an apartment in San Francisco, and a job as well. Really, the latter two worry me more than the former. In a year or two, I'll be going to law school (Stanford or Berkeley, fingers crossed) because I couldn't stand the idea of going to bio or poli sci grad school. I'm kind of jealous of Sommer though, I wish I could get a PhD and have people call me "Doctor". I don't know, I guess that's it. I'm pretty tired because I ran a Model UN conference (MUN seriously took over my life) earlier this quarter and haven't quite recovered from it. Oh, and I'm going to Medieval Times next week :) It's a trip 4 years in the making.

I keep telling myself that I should go visit Rochester, but things keep getting in the way. Mostly school... The houses on my street all have lilac bushes, and I was thinking that it must be around the time of the Lilac Festival, which made me want to visit Rochester more. I miss you all, let me know what y'all are up to. Especially, does anyone know if Amanda's also moving to San Francisco? Laurel, have you decided on a grad school yet? Will I see you on the West Coast? And Sommer and Molly: if Amanda and Laurel both move to California, maybe you two should too?
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[13 Mar 2007|11:16pm]
I heard Molly's dad on NPR's Talk of the Nation today. Just wanted to mention that. He got into an argument with a man who refuses to pay taxes because it's unconstitutional and "voluntary". It was funny.
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[25 Dec 2006|10:55am]
Mike's mom has worked with Alan Rickman on 2 separate occasions as part of continuing education workshops for lawyers. Actors are hired to work with the lawyers as witnesses in a sort of mock trial simulation. Apparently Alan Rickman likes to play witnesses because he thinks it's more worthwhile and fun than a straight up acting class.

Maybe I'll get to work with famous British actors when I'm a lawyer. Ahhh Ewan McGregor...

Merry Christmas!
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[20 Dec 2006|10:44am]
So I got my wisdom teeth out yesterday. All in all the surgery itself wasn't bad, they put me under general anaesthesia so I don't remember a thing between the time they stuck a needle in me and they told me to wake up. And it was very tempting to play with the heart monitor and hold my breath to set off alarms, but I resisted. Now I'm dosing myself with acetominophen and aspirin to avoid taking the hydrocodone they prescribed. It made me way too nauseous. On the bright side, I get to spend all day in bed and my parents aren't even going to yell at me.

Anyway, once I'm recovered, I'm going to New York for a few days after Christmas. I don't suppose anyone out there will be in NYC from the 28th to the 30th? Anyone...?
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[12 Dec 2006|07:03pm]
Funny story: so Mike was sent a link to YouTube of a video of all the teachers from his high school recreating an "OK Go" dance routine. I thought, there should be something from Brighton, considering the teachers do that talent show/Cyndi Lauper sing-along every year, so I search for "Brighton teachers" in YouTube. And the first video that comes up is Mr. Porta, Mr. Hall, et al doing the exact same "OK Go" dance done by Mike's teachers. I guess they're popular this year. I did like their treadmill dance. Anyway, for anyone who's nostalgic for high school: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OePdjwY2Rvw
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[22 May 2006|05:53pm]
Just got back from New York city, which was an all around good (albeit exhausting) time. I ran into a girl I'd worked with in high school on Model UN, which was cool, and I got to take pictures in the GA hall in the Secretary-General's chair and China's spot (I wanted a picture in Canada too but the security guards were shooing us out).

Something I don't know if Amanda has heard of this yet: they just opened "Lestat" the musical on Broadway, featuring music by Elton John. Gay vampire sex anyone?

Other fun things included Chinatown, real bagels, and street hot dogs (can you tell I really really miss east coast food?) Didn't really get a chance to shop, which is sad, especially since I either lost my wallet or it was stolen on the subway when I got back to Chicago. No skittles and pen-in-pillow practice either, but that was probably for the best...
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Random stuff [08 May 2006|11:18pm]
Dar Williams is coming to UChicago for Summer Breeze. Unfortunately she's playing alongside George Clinton and someone else from hip hop.

Is anyone going to be in New York City from May 16 - 21? I will. If anyone else is, I really want to see you.

Sommer especially will like this:
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Ew, I hate Barbara Streisand [29 Jan 2006|02:16pm]
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Link: The What kind of Socialist are you Test written by WhiteyBulger on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
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[05 Dec 2005|05:58pm]
So I'm in the library and the song "David Duchovny" by Bree Sharp comes up on iTunes and I show Mike because we'd recently, for some reason, been talking about that song. And then I say that if I were to write a song like that, it wouldn't be about David Duchovny. And Mike knows I have a thing for Ewan McGregor, so he asks me if that's who I would write the song about, but I said it would be too difficult because you can't find anything to rhyme with McGregor. So to prove me wrong, Mike wrote the Ewan Mcgregor version of "David Duchovny".
Ewan McGregorCollapse )
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[17 Nov 2005|04:42pm]
The Noble Princess

You are just and fair, a perfectionist with a
strong sense of proper decorum. You are very
attracted to chivalry, ceremony and dignity.
For the most part you are rather sensible, but
you are also very idealistic.

Role Models: Guinevere, Princess Fiona (of Shrek)

You are most likely to: Get kidnapped by a stray

What Kind of Princess are You? - Beautiful Artwork (Original Music is BACK!!!)
brought to you by Quizilla

Love the painting, but I totally don't identify with Guinevere, the bitch.

Happy belated birthday to Amanda and really belated birthday to Molly! Sorry, I haven't checked livejournal/facebook in a while.

So, I was thinking about going to Rochester for Thanksgiving, but that plan fell through because it was too late to get tickets when I thought about it, so I'll be spending Thanksgiving in Chicago. Maybe at the very least I'll get some work done...
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[26 Oct 2005|03:00pm]
I was in Connecticut this weekend for the Yale Model UN conference. It was cool, I ran into Lucas. I hadn't been planning on seeing him, but I just happened to see him walking across the quad, so it was like, cool, I haven't seen Lucas since I graduated. He's a lot more overtly gay than he used to be, in both senses of the word. And now I have sooooo much work to do.
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[06 Oct 2005|07:43pm]
For those of you who haven't already seen, the python that swallowed and alligator:

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[02 Oct 2005|10:34pm]
You Are A: Monkey!

monkeyMonkeys are intelligent and agile, well-adapted for jungle life as they swing happily from tree to tree. As a monkey, you are a social animal who eats a wide range of food, is quick to learn new things and loves to climb. A monkey's tiny primate features are irresistable, as is her gregarious personality!

You were almost a: Duck or a Bear Cub
You are least like a: Turtle or a GroundhogDiscover What Cute Animal You Are!

I'm trying to write a one page paper on Sappho. That's all. I really shouldn't have watched so much TV tonight.
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[27 Sep 2005|05:02pm]
Two classes today, two yesterday. My Systematics Biology class is entirely grad students, I recognize many of them from the Field Museum. There's also Politics and Public Policy in China, Physics, and Science, Culture and Society in Western Civilization. None of them are as exciting as they sound. Although the discussion group for the Chinese politics class does require that read occasional paragraphs in original Chinese.

I can't wait until this Friday; Serenity comes out in theatres! And then Mirrormask, whenever it comes out! I wonder if I'll run into Neil Gaiman on campus. I wonder if I'll recognize him if I run into Neil Gaiman on campus.

MUNUC tonight and then MUN team tomorrow night. I don't know if I'm as excited as I used to be about Model UN. A lot of people that do it are real douchebags, they only care about power and maintaining the status quo. No one in charge actually cares about what happens to the conference, they just care that their names are attached to the organization and that they get to boss people around. Oy.

Anyway, I better be off to make dinner.
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[21 Sep 2005|10:20pm]
So I'm really bad at updating my livejournal. Mostly I just leave snide comments in other people's things.

Let's see... what happened...

Went to New York, saw Mike and then Amanda and Greg at the MoMA. It was so good to see someone from home. Amanda looks great, and very happy with Greg ;) More people should visit Chicago, so I get to see them.

We went to the zoo today. A new baby panda was born two months ago and they still won't let anyone see it, but there were pictures and it was the cutest thing in the world. Also red pandas are really cute too, although they're technically related to raccoons rather than bears. And the fennec fox has the biggest ears in the world! And lemurs! Anyway, I really like zoos.

So I swear that the panda's evolutionary adaptation was being cute. Like there's no way that they could've survived without human help. They hate to mate, their cubs are tiny when born, litters are no bigger than two, the the birth is so traumatic for the mother that she a) never wants to have another one or b) ignores her kid. Like they really should be extinct! But they're so cute!

Anyway, going back to Chicago on Friday. Can't say I'm really looking forward to it. I kind of like having nothing to do, although I do go a little stir crazy sometimes because I never leave the house.
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[02 Sep 2005|04:58pm]
Well, back in Maryland. I miss Mike :( So my dad has a booth at the Renaissance Faire this weekend and I'm supposed to go with him tomorrow. It's supposed to be several times the size of the one in Sterling. Although I'm not sure how fun it will be by myself... At least it's nearby. Trying to figure out what to do for the next three weeks. Maybe visit people? I need phone numbers (I already have Molly's) as I am incredibly bored. Or IM me! Gaaah, it's only been one day, I'm going to go insane!!!
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[19 Jul 2005|12:32pm]
I really want a girl roommate....

and taxes suck
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[15 Jul 2005|12:32pm]
We got a cat. We're not sure how old she is or, for that matter, if she is even a she, but we named her Indiana because she's curious and disappears a lot, bringing back lost treasures (some toy mice the cat of the former residents had left lying around). She's cute. The first morning after the night we got her, she disappeared completely and I freaked, because I thought somehow she'd gotten outside, but two hours later, she showed up to eat breakfast.

Can't wait to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

All my roommates are guys, I miss having a girl to talk to... :( (and Mike doesn't count)
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[23 Jun 2005|12:50pm]
Eating my lunch in the office because there was no place to sit downstairs. Taking a break from filing things into the database. So it's only the fourth day of my first week at the Field Museum and already I'm exhausted. I have to get up at 8 in the morning to get here at 9:30. And then it's either hours of lab work or computer stuff. The PCR's pretty cool though, I'm probably gonna get a bad sunburn from the gel photographing machine. And the perks are nice. I just found out that I can get into almost all Chicago museums for free with my ID, and maybe let other people in for free too. Going to the jazz thing at the Aquarium tonight. Should be fun. Can't decide if I should get in for free and not drink or pay the admission and buy alcohol... not that I could drink that much anyway...
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