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December 13th, 2007

02:22 pm - I want to be where the people are
" I wish I was on some australian Mountain range, I ain't got no reason to be there but I'm guessing it might some kind of change"

I think I misquoted that. It's Bob Dylan at his most whimsical globe trotting romantic self.

I want to travel somewhere for a short time while still earning money or at least not spending any, anyone have any ideas?

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January 9th, 2007

01:40 am - I'm doing a stolen survey on an expired lj because i'm creepy
i forgot lj existed. Not the internet- just lj. and all of the sudden i feel very self-conscious

1. What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
lived in an apartment in northampton (twice), lived in providence, cat babysat, worked at a bakery, catered, worked at a punk rock store, did surveys at brown (the last 6 were within 2 weeks), met semi-famous and famous people in an informal setting, went on a plane by myself, had a terrifying adventure, took a midnight bus from prague to Berlin, went to a czech hospital, went a year without a car accident, had a pet, a shit load of things

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
my only resolution is to be do real people things. Like clean and make craftsy birthday presents and have meaningful social and professional interactions.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
i think my old neighbor

3. Did anyone close to you die?
not close to me in any respect

5. What countries did you visit?
Germany, Czech Republic

6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
a college degree, money?, certification to teach english (preferably a legitimate one), a trip to budapest or stockholm, a children's illustrated history of Berlin, funding, the ability to teach englsih, a legitimate excuse to not be in westchester ever, long hair, good gums, the prospect of a career, a job which does not involve calling people.
7. What date from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
finishing the rough draft of my Div III, Going to nebe and finding out an acquaitnace of such hung herself- and the mass drinking, having coffee with pavla, the day it was 107 and i just lay on the floor of my house shouting insanity at kate ferenzc, going to the beach with arthur and david and having people shout fag at us, the meeting with karen and jim when they told me i would fail at life, seeing krafterk in pojivice and stealing candy from tesco because i had no money..then sleeping on planks of wood ..in the woods... till our czech friends decided to drive us home.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
getting jim and karen off my committee. hands down.

9. What was your biggest failure?
various personal ones. lack of maturity and sanity at times

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
ankle, hip, 4 wisdom teeth, vagina

11. What was the best thing you bought?
i didn't buy it, but my pet bunny barbara

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Otis wheeler

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
not going there

14. Where did most of your money go?
travel, rent, food, gas (travel)

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Berlin, my div III, gouache, denkbilder (the pensive act of remembrance), Sura, polina, Judith M., prague, arthur all the time and our various schemes (the failed trip to iceland, ironic silkcreened underwear about Islam, visiting the beach everyday)

16. What song will always remind you of 2006?
hahahaha, the sounds...dancing in anthony's kitchen..wit, nevermind 2005. Hm, tht mix in car

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. Happier or sadder?
infinitely worse

ii. Thinner or fatter?
i actually had food poisoning last year this time

iii. richer or poorer?

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
being better at everything- and saving money

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
worrying, eating,escaping, not sleeping then sleeping for days, spending money

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
chinese and a movie

21. Did you fall in love in 2006?

22. How many one-night stands?
ther eis no right answer to that

23. What was your favourite TV program?
arrested development

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
yes...but then others i don't so it works out

25. What was the best book you read?
the arcades- walter benjamin, kafka on the shore

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Beirut, klee

27. What did you want and get?
a sense of direction

28. What did you want and not get?
a bunch of things

29. What was your favourite film of this year?

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
22. got drunk at nebe, did drunky things

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
whatever, that's a stupid question

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
jeans t-shirt, nautical themed till there was an intervention
33. What kept you sane?
absolutely nothing

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Zach Braff and Ewan McGregor

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
global warming

36. Who did you miss?
everyone and people that no longer exist

37. Who was the best new person you met?
lots and bunches

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:
it is what it is.

I have to get soosososos much things done to my teethmouth and i will be stuck in westchester foreverit's just not fair

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November 9th, 2006

04:06 pm - oh my god
i still have this lj.
I don't think i'll errase this one, it serves a different purpose.
The first draft of my Div 3 is due on Tuesday.
With woodcuts, and watercolors.

In class we looked over pages and pages of dead children with outstretched hands and men tortured without legs and soap made out of people. Sura found most of these pictures at a tag sale in Belgium.
I made books move in the smith library with stop motion animation. It's called "books in the wild". The complete Rousseau en frances is our antagonist.
Then i came home and Marissa and I watched Buffy the vampire slayer for hours by accident and the last episode was about the cruelty of man and i got really scared and curled up in Otis's third bed till he found me this morning confused and with a fever.
Current Music: Mystery Jets- Lizzies Lion

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January 11th, 2005

11:53 am
people, clearly new lj
just go

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December 29th, 2004

04:01 pm
does anyone know of anything interesting to do for new years?

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December 25th, 2004

11:13 pm - it's not creepy if someone else is there (too)
i feel like such a tool, i'm always the last one to know everything. however, knowing things is bittersweet. i like a huge weight has been lifted off me- that feeling like i'm constantly cheating whilst in a long distance relationship thing i couldn't quite put my finger on.that's gone.
as for myself , for the time being i've lost the desire to date whatsoever, because there doesn't seem a point to it. so i'm going to pass on the awkward and the crazies and i would like a second helping of freedom thank you very much.

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December 24th, 2004

06:29 pm
god it feels good to take out the old horns again and plot world domination.

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December 19th, 2004

02:07 pm
For the most part being back home hasn't been nearly as depressing as i thought it would be. most of the time i've either been at work, in the city, or doing various projects i've put off for months. Also: let's see how many times i can put I in this entry so far- this is entirely self-indulgent.
Very big amazing mistake/adventure yesterday which warrants post.

at 10ish yesterday, the lovely emily collins of RISD and Irvington high school fame, talks me in to going to a party in williamsburg. It is very easy to talk me into things, so we fill the car up with more gas than it could handle. However, between the two of us, and map quest directions, we couldn't find the triboro bridge. yadda yadda driving into oncoming traffic...etc. So if anyone is wondering what the worst neighborhood in Brooklyn is, it's somewhere between putnam ave. and wherever we got lost. So we looked for Jefferson street and found jefferson ave and thought perhaps we were there. so we get out of the car and half the buildings are borded up. The only person we see in the street is a woman spitting, convulsing and muttering to herself. We get to the adress and there are construction walls all around. apparently there is a jackson ave and a jackson street, but they are 20 blocks or so appart. But we didn't know that till we ducked into this cafe called sistah's (no er). On the wall were "coloreds only" posters, and most of the attendees of the club were wearing black power shirts. Being a bourgouisie jewish white girl i have never felt so awkward, especially because when we walked in the whole room turned around and stared. So we find the party, as well as every attractive straight man in the triboro area. so, since i have no social skills, i started to drink heavily. Pretty soon, after doing that thing i do when i'm drunk and give out my number like the nazi's are coming, the room started spinning. and no, i didn't make it to the bathroom on time. and yes, it was everywhere. i woke up the next morning and we once again had to find our way home. and found out that even though people live somewhere, they can still give you the gayest directions ever.
there's a lot more to this story. but watch out for the illustrated picture book coming this spring
Current Music: the good that won't come out- rilo kiley

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December 18th, 2004

09:25 pm
i just found out that the progressive socialist camp in Vermont i attended for 5+ years is closing. Why? probably because that sub-boom of hippie parents with kids my age is dying out (figuratively) and the need for a completely life-changing camp has diminished. this has to be one of the saddest things i've heard in awhile.
Current Mood: procrastinating

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December 16th, 2004

02:05 am
what a bizarre way to end the semester. super troopers, house full of strangers, and a not so secret admirer.
i actually cannot wait to get home. and i'm not going to waste my break like i did last year by being ridiculous.

I complained to my parents that my room was cold, so they looked around and found out that birds had pecked through the wall surrounding my airconditioner. so to fix it, apparently they've boarded up the windows. how terrible.
Current Music: sleater-kinney - my stuff

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