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ahahahahahah [02 Apr 2007|04:29pm]
Why on Earth can't Colby come up with course selections already? Everyone else has already CHOSEN, God damn it.

So yeah, I'm moving to an Ashram outside Madurai for a few days. For yoga and healthy food. I will probably have something to say upon my return.

Also (and this is life changing, indeed) I'm going to be in KC for the summer after all. I'll be ::cough:: studying for the L-Sats ::more wild coughing::
Mock me and die. I mean it.

Love to everyone!
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3 more weeks! [25 Mar 2007|01:12am]
I only have three more weeks in India! I can't believe it. It's really incredibly sad, except for Sundays, which are so incredibly boring I'm updating lj again.

So I am doing this project which involves field work with Pentecostal Christians, and most of them are Hindu Converts. It's more interesting that I thought it would be, but now my interviews and research are over so it's really just writing a 20-25 page paper now....and that's not as fun. I am spending most of my spare time trying to find gifts for people and pack for home, and the rest of it plotting schemes for getting a Watson or a Fullbright after college. So if anyone can think of any pressing reasons for me to go to North Africa and study Arabic, other than the fact that I want to, especially academic reasons, it would be entirely helpful. And one can do alot of traveling and still be in Arabic-speaking regions. Like even Ethiopa....and that's not really all that North.
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hello! [12 Mar 2007|04:20pm]
So I haven't written in a very very long time, but guess what? Procrastination happens in India too. I'm sitting in an internet cafe and avoiding printing out some articles on Pentecostal Christianity for my independent study. It's interesting, and I have three weeks to interview many people, find many sources, and write a 25 page paper, but at the moment I'm too happy to try and immerse myself with work.

I know I'm bad at communicating while I'm over here, and I apologize. I promise to make it up to everyone when I get home because India is AMAZING and I'll need to tell you all about it + show you all my super pictures!

But here's news you would understand. I've been chatting with Mike recently and ended up calling him this morning. We talked for quite awhile and I feel much better about the whole situation. It definitely made me cheerful all day just to get to talk to him again.

And guess what else.......It's MANGO SEASON! Yes, it definitely is. MANGO SEASON HAS ARRIVED! I bought a beautiful juicy mango on my way to class this morning, but then I didn't get to eat it. Sad. I'd forgotten it was Meagan's 21st birthday so I gave it to her to cover my ass.

And in bad news.....Indian ciggerettes. I should probably not smoke as many as I do. They are quite good though. They're wrapped up in palm leaves instead of paper.....and they're tiny, so I've decided to believe that they're less bad for you.

So I love you guys! Write me letters and all. This may have been my obligatory "I'm in India" post, or maybe I'll find it in my heart to write more.

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ouch [19 Dec 2005|05:18pm]
I'm home. I think my foot is broken. We have a Phillipino foreign exchange student. (upgrade)

I went Christmas Shopping today. I need a nap.
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finals [06 Dec 2005|10:40am]
[ mood | tired ]

Bed between 2 or 3 am + waking up at 8 repeatedly does not make me particularly happy.
I mean, that's all the complaining I'm going to do. I walked to Foss after one this morning, and of course didn't sleep until hours after.
This is a really slow week, not that I am particularly excited to go live at home for a few weeks. I honestly woke up and thought it was Thursday. It was difficult realizing that it actually wasn't.

Ok, to do today:
French Oral (in an hour, but I am so prepared)
Study a chapter and a half for astronomy quiz tomorrow
Read religion (for the last time!!!!! so sad that the class is over!!!!)
Buy books for Jan-Plan after lunch

But on the bright side of things, this new cd is absolutely incredible.

I think I hear a fire alarm? I hope not. It's cold outside.

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Oh, I am so unbelievably lonely. [20 Nov 2005|10:24pm]
[ mood | awake ]

I just got back from Harry Potter. In the interests of those who have not yet seen it, I will say nothing revealing, but I will say that a) I was scared most of the time and b)I really liked it and c) two hours and 45 minutes is much shorter than one would think.

I am so sick and I don't understand it. I have no idea what I have, but I am achy all over, especially my back, my head hurts, and I feel all fuzzy. That said, I would probably attribute most of this to the fact that I need a chiropracter very very badly. I think I'm just unaligned, but I think I am also scaring Skylar. I think that only because she told me I was scaring her, but that may not prove anything.

I have so many papers finished! And I am drinking caramel hot chocolate. And I am trying to figure out how to use the subjunctive.

I have discovered that I am smarter than I ever thought I was. That may not be saying much, but I think I'm actually getting a good grade in French. And religion. And writing. So I'm just worried about astronomy, and that has an open book final, so I should be ok.

Um...I'm going to try to figure out the subjunctive now. Much love.

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angsty emo posts are my superpower [11 Nov 2005|12:19am]
[ mood | anxious ]

Oh happiness, why dost thou evade me? And someone deserveth to die.

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Winter? [09 Nov 2005|10:45pm]
[ mood | artistic ]

It snowed! (That means I need to get that movie script done.) And in the brief hour before it started to rain and the snow left, we had about two inches of perfect snowball snow. Williams was actually alive, yeah. Snowballs in the hallway.

More than that, a snowman on Averill Lawn (good, we need such talent) and sledding down Chapel Hill occured as I walked by from saving the world at an Amnesty International meeting. Jenn and I wanted to sled, but by the time I did some homework it was over.

o.O.OH I am heading towards Shelley's room and the Daily Show. There is some excellent bread baking in the room at the moment. HAPPINESS!

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mass kisses are my new favorite form of civil disobediance [09 Nov 2005|05:18pm]
[ mood | blank ]

I have a strong fear that I am actually a fantastically boring person. Revealed information points to such a conclusion.

I have an inclination to take five classes next semester. I may be insane, but I kind of want to. I'm doing my best to get over said inclination, because I have the feeling it would make my life alot easier.

I might be one of the few people I know who is capable of hurting myself while asleep. Somehow my head fell violently off a pillow last night and now my jaw hurts.

And yesterday I ended up studying in Barnes and Noble in Augusta for hours. Since I finished studying before Mike did, I spent the remainder of my time reading a Nabokov novel in the fiction/literature section. He made me sit in the cafe until I finished my work so that I wouldn't get distracted by everything else there. Probably a good call.

And I am soooooooooo tired. Yeah. Um......bye.

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It's time for the annual: [02 Nov 2005|06:30pm]
[ mood | anxious ]


And I don't simply mean that in reference to the weather. No, I don't. I simply mean that there truly is a different culture here, and I often feel very alien to it. Even here at college. Most of the people who go here are from New England, and I'm not. Sometimes I get tired of people who have never stood in a corn-field and actually think cow-tipping is a myth. (It's a horrible thing to do, but it's not a myth.) I don't think that barbeque is that hard a concept to understand, and I don't even like it. People honestly think that topography flatter than a pancake is a joke. Also, they have no idea what clogging is. They are completely inept at making Mexican food.

Not that there aren't very nice things about New England. For instance, it has an awfully nice focus on ice cream. I don't know why, but all of New England seems to be obsessed with ice cream. I'm in. It's fully of pretty preppy people who appear to be very smart and it has tons of prestigious colleges. But a few weeks ago I was telling some people about the first time I went barnswinging and they had no idea what I was talking about.

It's really easy to pretend Kansas City isn't part of the midwest. At least, Kansas City thinks it's really easy to pretend it isn't part of the midwest. Brookside pretends it's part of France all the time. But I haven't relatively spent that much time in Kansas City, and in any case it knows at heart that it is a cattle town that tried and failed to turn into New Orleans, but still pretends it could be possible if it closed it's eyes and thought hard enough. I spent half my life on the border of Arkansas, and the other half was split between Texas and Tennessee. Most of my childhood memories are from Texas. I don't see any way I could be regarded as anything close to belonging in New England.

Not that I am unhappy to be here. Not that at all. It's not that I even miss the cornfields and prairie grass all that much. It's just that I understand them. I feel a connection with them. That's all.

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Skylar and I went trick-or-treating [01 Nov 2005|03:54pm]
[ mood | stressed ]

I got up at 8:30 this morning and have been simply studying all day. There are so many things I would rather be doing than reading this dryly written book on the literary criticism of the story of Jezebel.
They include:

reading Don Quixote
writing a movie script
hanging out with people
playing frisbee (it's such a nice day)
taking a shower
watching Black Adder
practicing the piano

I might do that last one later as a study break. There is a masquerade this weekend, and I am going as Coco Chanel. Interesting, yes? Mom is mailing me a cigerette holder, amid several concerned questions as to its use.

Skylar can't spell leprechaun, even though she is Irish Catholic without the Catholic part.

Come and keep your comrade warm.

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The show is over....... [30 Oct 2005|02:51pm]
So last night was pretty incredible. The ninja outfit cannot be repeated, however, because the swords are broken. I mounted them on my wall with duct tape though. There may or may not be a picture of me kissing Emily Butler. I may or may not have had way too much to drink.

And then when I fell asleep I had this dream that everyone from college was at Geoffrey's wedding, and that a corrupt government had kidnapped Emily and locked her in a bathroom stall at the church, where they were starving, beating, and torturing her. So the Colby Amnesty International was trying to find a way to rescue her, there was a full out war taking place outside the church involving tennis balls and tennis rackets, and Chris Shelley was sitting on the roof hitting tennis balls at everyone no matter what side they were on. It was excellent.

In other news, my parents have left at last. Homework time.
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Opening night... [27 Oct 2005|09:15pm]
[ mood | enthralled ]

has just concluded. I made my own cheek bleed by biting it fiercly so I would not laugh. And that wonderful boy presented me with a pineapple after the show. A pineapple. It is sitting on my desk and it smells very good.

And I was walking by the Bridge table today and had many condoms thrown at me by that lovely Skylar girl. My favorite one has a picture on the wrapper of a smiley face wearing a condom as a hat and says "Mr Happy's Hat". I taped it to my wall. It's pretty amazing.

Astronomy calls me...

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Tueday mornings..... [25 Oct 2005|11:30am]
[ mood | cold ]

I am starving and there is nothing to eat but the remains of Sun chips. Curses on my scheduale for putting me in class until one.

We watched Au Revoir, Les Enfants last night, and now are going to discuss it for 50 minutes in class. It will be better than discussing grammer, though. I was very impressed with my ability to read simple French, just so you know. Very impressed indeed.

And I am not saying I am homesick, not at all, but it occured to me just how nice it would be to drive into Westport, have some nice hummus and pita at Jeruselem Cafe, and then wander over to World Market to look at tea, chocolate, and earrings. So I sent Megalat to do that for me, but it's not exactly the same. So what I'm saying is, Rae, I think we have a lunch date over Thanksgiving. Sometime in there.

And now my feet are cold so I am going to put on shoes and head to French.

I love everyone ever! (yeah)

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can one even express? [22 Oct 2005|05:15pm]
[ mood | hyper ]

So I took quite a fall on the acorns while playing elbow tag with the cast and crew of The Real Inspector Hound. Basically, it ended the game.

I also found out how to not ruin earrings by taping a ribbon to the wall and hanging them on it. Brilliant. They no longer sit in a tangled mess in my drawer.

I have a strong urge to play with My Little Pony at the moment. Either that or watch the dictionary episode of Black Adder III. It features, as I'm sure you STI's will appreciate, Samuel Johnson being a horribly pompous ass who is despised by Rowan Atkinson, who is my hero. I adore it.

Instead, I think I'll drive down to Bowdoin and attend a Jurassic 5 concert with all those elitist polar bears. Pretty much, that's my plan. And making Hawaiian bread.


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serious plans [21 Oct 2005|03:20pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

For tonight:

4:30-5:30 The Real Inspector Hound rehearsal
5:30 Dinner
7:00 Doom - another cinematographic masterpiece
9:00 Reggae band
9:45 Fireworks
rest of night excessive partying

Oh, and making sourdough bread in the bread machine. And mulled apple cider. This should be good.

Right, and script writing until then. Yeah.

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I'm a horrible person. [20 Oct 2005|04:04pm]
Just for the record:

None of my friends are coprophiliacs. I apologize truly for being such a brat.

But beware - I am in the process of drinking more coffee.
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I apologize for my abscence. [19 Oct 2005|01:24pm]
[ mood | happy ]

I also question my existance. As usual.

I am in the middle of writing the creative nonfiction essay about Louise. It is very difficult, probably because it is so important to me. Geoffrey really can't understand that, and I'm afraid he takes it the wrong way.

So...I am going to Bowdoin Saturday night for a Jurassic 5 concert. Am I becoming Christopher? Sometimes I say things and think I have been posessed by him. Not that that is altogether a bad thing, or even hard to understand, considering.

And the day after Thanksgiving Geoffrey and I are going to Lawrence for a Damian Marley concert. Angry Jamaican rap/reggae. You know. Excellent. So anyone over 18 is welcome to come with us if you so desire.

I have pretty much replaced sleep with tea. So, even though I am attempting to make an interesting update, it's really not going to go that well. Family in T-10 days. Yay?

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apple night in Foss.... [13 Oct 2005|06:31pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

Which was embarassing, because I decided to steal as many as possible. So I was wearing my orange Virginia hoodie (which someone kept telling me was a lie last year, possibly it was John) and I stuck 11 (we counted later) apples into the front pocket and into the hood.

Then I fell walking up the stairs and they all fell out all over. Smooth.

We are making a movie!!! I am writing the script! As soon as I finish astronomy!!!

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I'm back... [11 Oct 2005|11:10pm]
[ mood | calm ]

having survived a severe inability to understand direction on the DC subway system. However, I did eat a square bagel, and I enjoyed it rather much.

In the top news story, the bread machine lost its virginity today to a Classic Italian mix, which was a bit doughy, but excellent when combined with Nutella and tea. The bread machine was such a good idea. I cannot stress this enough.

I just came back from seeing Serenity. It was interesting, and definitely entertaining.

So.....I'd better go read the Bible.

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