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meh [04 Jan 2011|11:24am]
[ mood | busy ]

i would say it's kinda crazy i didn't post once in 2010... but i guess it's not. =/

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Halloween! [02 Nov 2009|12:32am]
[ mood | good ]

Top 3 Halloween Costumes that Need to be Retired:

1. Waldo.
2. Dick in a Box
3. Chippendale's Dancers.

Last night was a lot of fun. Vanessa and I dressed up as Keyboard Cat. It was really cute if I do say so myself. I made the dress and everything by hand. =)

play him off...Collapse )

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Probably should be sleeping... [23 Sep 2009|01:50am]
[ mood | good ]

Random news...

1. Would have had a perfect score on my bio test had I not accidentally skipped over a question. Not gonna beat myself over it, nothing I can do about it other than make sure it doesn't happen again.
2. Vanessa hooked me up with free eyelash extensions (which normally costs like $75) and they're kind of gorgeous. Totally worth the two half hours it takes. Not sure I'd ever pay for them, but I'm more than willing to help her earn her hours.
3. I'm going to Las Vegas in a week! Haven't been since before I was 21. Kinda super excited to hit the blackjack tables.
4. Need to get my hair cut... not sure what to do with it. =/
5. It was Freddies (approximate) birthday today (er, yesterday.) My baby's growin' up! <3

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a little early, buutttt.... [12 Sep 2009|03:45pm]
[ mood | excited ]

decided on my halloween costume.

just saying. =)

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... [07 Sep 2009|02:41am]
[ mood | okay ]

and sometimes when you're on you're really fucking on
and your friends they sing along and they love you
but the lows are so extreme that the good seems fucking cheap
and it teases you for weeks in its absence
but you'll fight and you'll make it through
you'll fake it if you have to
and you'll show up for work with a smile
and you'll be be better you'll be smarter
more grown up and a better daughter
or son and a real good friend
and you'll be awake and you'll be alert
you'll be positive though it hurts
and you'll laugh and embrace all your friends
and you'll be a real good listener
you'll be honest you'll be brave
you'll be handsome you'll be beautiful
you'll be happy

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and now that it's gone, it's like it wasn't there at all [23 Feb 2009|10:38pm]
[ mood | eager ]

i want to update.


but it's been so long.





I SWEAR I WILL ENTER MEMORIES.

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Max Ehrmann [24 Sep 2008|03:41pm]
[ mood | peaceful ]

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

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so there was that whole thing [17 Mar 2008|12:49am]
and then i found out i got into uc davis for the fall.

O.M.G.


in 6 months i'll be going to a real school.
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what are the odds... [12 Mar 2008|11:23pm]
[ mood | tired ]

so i'm driving to school today, thinking about how much i hate myself for actually believing that i'd be able to get through this semester doing the same amount of work that i've done in the past and how much i want to drop one of my math classes, when my phone rings.

it's penn state.

now quick story: at the beginning of february i received a letter from them telling me that they "have reviewed my application and find that we will need your grades at the end of this current semester before a decision can be made regarding your admission." fine. considering my high school grades are embarrassing and my santa barbara transcript is a joke, i understand that they'd like to see how i manage this semester since it's all stuff i need for my major and a reflection of how i might do there. and i certainly appreciate not being rejected right off the bat. but then two weeks later i got another letter that said they needed my transcripts from my current school to finish evaluating my academic credentials. which is odd because you would think they would tell me this before telling me they were holding off on making a decision. but whatever, i had my transcripts resent.

ok now back to today. so this lady is like "hello, i'm calling from penn state regarding your application. we've now received two copies of your transcript from your current school, but the thing is we can't make a decision until after you complete this semester and then have those grades sent to us."

so i'm like, "okay, thank you, that's fine. i totally understand and the first letter i received clearly stated that so i'll send in my final grades in may. but i also received a second letter that said my application still needed my current transcripts, which is why you must have two copies of them."

and she's like "that's odd, there must have been a mistake or miscommunication for that to happen. sorry about that. but please, when you're done with this semester, just send in your transcripts and i'm sure everything will be fine. don't worry, you have really high grades and you've done great, so as long as you pass that math class i'm sure you'll get in."

to which i say "thank you" and the call is ended.


of course. "as long as you pass that math class"... i can't decide whether this is a sign that i can really do this, that i shouldn't drop the class, that all i need to do is get my shit together and focus and give the material the time it needs, that i can pass the class, that i can get into penn state, that i should go there... there are just too many possibilities and outcomes at hand here.

and the fact that this happens after staying up late the night before trying to find out if i would still be admitted to uc davis if i took a different class than what was listed as "in progress" on the application... it's just such crazy timing.


anyway. i need to get to bed.
goodnight moon.

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Just a thought.. [24 Jan 2008|12:15am]
[ mood | curious ]

I never know if you want me to see the things you write about me or if it's just for everyone else. Or maybe it's just for you.

I don't know.


How could I? You won't talk to me...

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hellooo 2008. [21 Jan 2008|10:39pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

I got a new car today! Well technically it's a 2006 Volvo S40, but it feels pretty new to me. I couldn't be happier. It's silver with black leather interior and it's so sexy. ;)

I started the spring semester last Monday. My classes are all insanely time consuming. My zoology teacher told us to "tell your friends you'll see them in May." So far I understand what she means. There's a lot of reading, and then a lot of reviewing of the material to make sure it sinks in for the tests. Chemistry is proving to be just as tedious. My health class is easy, but takes up more time since it's online. Statistics and Algebra are rather easy, but once again, time consuming. However I haven't given up hope of having a social life, as limited as it may be. (PS I ended up with a 3.82 GPA last semester, go me!)

January is coming to an end rather soon, which means there's less than two months from when I can expect to start hearing back from UC Davis and Penn State. Keep your fingers crossed folks. I just want to get in somewhere besides Cabrini because that one didn't count. Actually that's a lie. I really just want to get in to UC Davis.

Ugh. I need to stop thinking about the fall and stay focused on the spring. On that note I'm going to go read about animals without backbones. Woooo.

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go to bed tai. [04 Dec 2007|01:36am]
[ mood | tired ]

So I submitted my UC Davis application, and I'm nearly done with my one for Penn State. I've decided not to apply to Pepperdine because I can't write five essays on my faith (or lack of). Before I turned in the UC app I really wasn't sure that I even wanted to get in for the fall, but now that I have I hope they say yes. It would be really nice to go up there and get settled.

I need to grocery shopping. ASAP. There isn't a single fruit in this house right now, wtf. There's no cereal, and even if there was, there's no soymilk. And I'm down to two cups of yogurt. I'm gonna starve if i don't hit up Trader Joes tomorrow.

The semester's almost over! I'm hoping to pull A's for all of my classes, and I know for sure I have an A+ in my nutrition class.

I think I have a bug bite on my knee. =(

I want to reread Harry Potter. Again.

I've started watching Lost. It's not my fault I swear.

It's bed time. Goodnight.

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go red sox. [21 Oct 2007|12:17pm]
[ mood | blah ]

Almost all of my journal entries start with "So." Therefore, I'm actively not going to say it.

I just got back from attending Preview Day at UC Davis. Aside from my dads driving and it being windy, it was a nice trip. I'm glad I went because I was able to speak to a few people and have some questions regarding admissions answered. And I can finally stop stressing about not completing all the chemistry classes before next fall because they told me thats not what they're going to look for when I apply, although it wouldn't hurt to complete them all before transferring. So I'm going to go ahead and apply, and if I get in, great. If I don't, it's for the best. Sure it's going to suck to go to city college for another year, but it would also suck to struggle through a load of classes that's too much to handle.

Anyway. I've been reading a lot recently. I finished my other book on the plane to Sacramento, so I picked up The Kite Runner so I'd have something for the remainder of the trip. About a million people (and by a million I mean about six) have recommended it, and I can see why. Not to mention the movie is coming out soon and I wanted to read it before seeing it.

I stopped by the bank I used to work at the other day. Margaret said I looked a lot "healthier" than I did when I left, which I think is her way of acknowledging that I gained 10 pounds. I'll admit I was wearing myself pretty thin around that time, but still. Another reminder to get myself to the gym.

21st birthday = 15 days. wtf.

Sigh. I need to unpack some of these boxes. They're driving me crazy. Sooo I'm going to go do that.

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Back. [02 Oct 2007|11:13pm]
[ mood | pensive ]

So. It's finally time for me to start submitting my applications for schools... Up until a week ago I was planning on only applying to UC Davis. As of today I think I'm applying to three more (Penn State, Pepperdine, and Cornell)

I don't feel like I'm competitive enough for the last two, but after reviewing the requirements it seems that I qualify. I'm not applying to Berkeley because I haven't completed all the major prereq's yet... so because of that I feel like it's silly to think I have a shot of getting into the other ones. UC Davis has a 73.5% transfer acceptance rate (Penn State 47.7%, Pepperdine 22.1%, & Cornell 26.9%) so that's a good sign that I'll get in there.

Honestly, even though I really don't want to, I'm considering going to city college for another year, that way if I apply to those schools I have a better chance of getting in. I know what it really comes down to is where I really want to go and it doesn't matter if I can get in anywhere else if I don't really want to go there. But I've never taken the time to really consider anywhere else because (I know its dumb but) I thought my parents wouldn't want me to go to a private school that costs 3 times as much as a UC, so I never really considered anywhere else. But after finally talking to them about it, they said that the cost shouldn't prevent me from at least applying somewhere. I'm not 100% sure I want to stay in California, but I know it's a safe decision because it's not like I'll hate it.

Anyway, besides all that...

We're all moved in to the condo, and it's quite nice. I actually really like the change. Even though it's way way smaller than our house, it's been really nice to get rid of a bunch of stuff. I still have a lot of things in boxes because we're getting cool closets put in and I didn't get a bookcase until tonight. After that though I should be all set.

There's a month and 3 days until I turn 21. This is crazy. Everyone I know is getting to be so old, (j/k). But it is weird to me that I hang out with people who are in their mid-twenties. Anyway I'm not sure what I'm going to do on my actual birthday... it's a Monday so I may just do a dinner thing. We'll see. Wine tasting will follow a few weeks afterwards.

Hmmm.. I need to lose ten pounds. I was telling my dad today that it took me a month and a half to put on the weight that it took me over a year to take off. Meanwhile he's lost 21 pounds so that's encouraging. Thankfully the condo has a sweet gym so I've been trying to go at least every other day. I don't think I'll be where I want to be before my birthday, but I'm aiming for Christmas.

Anyway. It's late and I need to head to bed before I get the munchies. Goodnight!

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[28 May 2007|02:00am]
3.9 gpa


oh man.

apparently it pays to not have a social life for 5 months.
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