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(no subject) [Dec. 28th, 2006|12:27 pm]
I wish I felt a little more happy to be home, after all the anticipation. I dreamt I was in my room in Noyes last night, and everybody was coming by to sign out board games and help make a giant birthday sign (which had no name on it, but said that the birthday-person's mother was their owner) and someone from my fifth grade class showed up inexplicably. I was stressed out and pissed off, but at least my room was well-lit and my bed was comfortable.

Being in this house makes me anxious. It's so dark and dreary all the time. I keep trying to get up at 9 and magically turning off my alarm in my sleep, so I've slept until 12 most days. It makes me feel lazy and boring.

I had a lovely day at the new ICA with Lily yesterday. Surrounding myself with art never fails to make me feel at least a little better, especially with someone who is as curious and excited about it as I am. Added benefit: Lily knows a lot of media theory and (early-ish) modern art, so of course I learned quite a lot from her. Now there's the possibility of a Po-town/NJ road trip on the horizon - hurray!

Of course I should really be making the most of my friends here, while they're here, but for the most part social interaction is not coming very easily to me these last few days. I'm going to make a valiant attempt, because I love these people and I see them only rarely, but it's going to take some determination to get out of this damn house.

First, though, I need to get this biology research writeup done. My most recent knitting project also needs some attention, as do the books I've been meaning to read - really, what have I been doing lately that has taken precedence over these important tasks?
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(no subject) [Dec. 22nd, 2006|02:26 pm]
today was the first day i let myself sleep until i woke up (that is, without an alarm) since, oh, 2005 maybe?

it's good to be home.
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(no subject) [Dec. 6th, 2006|01:50 pm]
I am an art history correlate, as of this morning (see below).
I have a (tentative) thesis topic and advisor (temperature sensitivity of the msps mutation in Drosophila and/or mRNA localization in msps mutant flies, with Dr. P).
The chamber concert is tomorrow at 8 PM and my quartet is going to rock.
Calculus and physics are (sort of) making sense and I don't hate them (as much as I once did).
I have only two problem sets remaining, and the rest of my work is finals (3 exams, 1 paper).
We made a CRAZY concept map today, in the last class meeting for BIO280.
I have a sweet zombie (temporary) tattoo.

Life is good.

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Observations [Nov. 29th, 2006|06:47 pm]
1. Chicken salad is good. Chicken-salad-flavored burps are not.
2. I was totally taken by surprise when I opened my webmail and saw the "End of the Semester Reminders" email.
3. 3.5 hours of sleep is not enough.
4. When sleep deprived, apparently, I play crazy air-violin.
5. Brussels cookies take you on a journey to the end of crisp.
6. My hair is so much happier after a haircut.
7. Diet Coke with Lime tastes pretty good.
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(no subject) [Nov. 18th, 2006|01:44 am]
hello friends,

i am 21. as of 44 minutes ago.

and i am sleepy.
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(no subject) [Nov. 17th, 2006|01:19 am]
since my last post, i have:

-helped several people figure out life
-figured out my own life a little
-preregistered for an art history seminar and taken steps to declare a correlate
-planned and executed a toga party
-been social (what??)
-made some new friends (again, what??)
-participated in a very successful masterclass with my exceedingly talented quartet
-actually practiced violin
-prepared for the upcoming camerata concert (friday, 8pm, recital hall in skinner, COME)
-sprained my ankle
-(mostly) healed said ankle
-done well on an art history paper
-failed a calculus exam
-gotten very, very excited for my upcoming 21st birthday (this saturday!)
-missed some people and looked forward to thanksgiving, when i will see them
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a happy occasion [Nov. 6th, 2006|11:46 am]
two years.

how wonderful is that?
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(no subject) [Oct. 22nd, 2006|05:42 pm]
lesson learned on rock-collecting part of road trip:

i really, really like fossils, especially when i find them myself.

pictures to come, of fossils and of other things.
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reason # 318493741089 the long winters are my favorite band [Oct. 12th, 2006|06:34 pm]
"Well, the ultimate goal is to have the listener "feel" the same way when they listen to the song as I was feeling when the events that inspired the song occurred. Does that make sense? I don't want anyone belaboring or fixating on what the "stories" are, if they can more easily enter the emotional landscape of the songs and just feel what they're about. I take a lot of the specific words, the ones that really locate the story in time and place, out of the songs when I do a second draft, because what I'm shooting for is that the listener be able to recall their own stories when they felt the same way."

-John Roderick

now go back and listen to all the Long Winters albums with that in mind.
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(no subject) [Oct. 6th, 2006|10:47 am]
i am currently in the middle of the two-days-of-insanity.

yesterday: class class homework DRIVE TO BOSTON, lily's house, then to allston to great scott for HARVEY DANGER

absolutely fantastical show, that's two incredible shows in two weeks (now if only they would tour together i could die happy).

then south street diner (i will definitely return there!) and back to arlington for ONE HOUR OF SLEEP and then coffee with my family. 3.5 hours in the car later, here i am, ready for calculus class?? inconceivable. i'm going to be such a zombie in my 106 lab. i am not fit to be a lab intern today.
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