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Friday, September 15, 2006

... *win*
I came way too close to sleeping through a Japanese quiz today. My alarm went off, and I didn't wake up; my roommate, who didn't have to get up for another hour, had to get me out of bed.

A WINNER IS ME. *victoly lap*

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Monday, September 4, 2006

Here I am, finally!
Ernesto is completely topping us over here... wind, rain, the works. I blame the internet.

Anyways, I think I'm finally getting settled around here. Classes are great, I've finally found people to hang out with (and have kickass movie nights with; gotta love watching Newsies with a bunch of slashers), and if I just want to have some nice, quiet decompression time in my room, the roomie doesn't mind. Actually, she's probably doing that herself. Walks around the campus are absolutely lovely, and I just came back from getting some groceries. If you call Pop Tarts, microwavable pasta alfredo, and chips and queso groceries. But I do, so nyah.

Activities fair was today! All of the school's clubs had representatives there. Well, almost all of them. It was in the Levin ballroom in Usdan(how did I miss a ballroom? I've been to Usdan tons of times.) Anyways, there are a few things I'm interested in: Akiko's friend Jen offered me a job in the entertainment section of the school newspaper, for one, which I think would be fun. And I also scheduled some auditions.

Laramie Project Audition - 10:20 pm Mon @ Shapiro
The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? Audition - 6:00 pm Mon @ Sherman
To Be Announced Improv Group Audition - 7:00 pm Tues @ Sherman
Up the Octave Accapella Audition - 10:10 pm Tues @ Slosberg

I'm out of my mind. XD What I really want is The Laramie Project, but I won't get my hopes up. I'll work hard, but what happens, happens. Besides, I love auditioning. It's such an adrenaline kick, and I don't really get nervous about it.

And speaking of which, I find out if I got into the writing workshop on Wednesday. Now that's what I'm really nervous about oh God. I admit that I need to get used to rejection and build a thicker skin if I plan on going into the publishing world. But ohmygod I really want this. XD

Enjoy your day off, if you have one!

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Moved in, at long last! Just give me a bit to get situated. <3
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I'm sorry the rest of the love posts are taking forever, guys! Packing and college crap is making me really braindead. I leave for school on Wednesday, and when I get settled, I'll get right back to it!
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Monday, August 7, 2006

My darling Color Me Evil is next! I'll ask you to forgive me for any incoherence, it's pretty late, but I can't seem to sleep.

So, where could I possibly start? It seems like I'd been hearing about this awesome young woman long before I actually met her. I went through a period when I wasn't on myO quite as much (yeah, yeah, I suck XD), but I heard plenty about Alexa, especially from Shanny. And I've learned by now that when Shanny loves someone so much, I'm bound to love them too.

And love her I do! As her username suggests, Alexa is freely, happily, unrepetantly EVIL, and that's one of the things I love most about her. She's got such a playful personality, with that liiiiiiitle sadistic edge, and I'm always grinning so widely when we talk. As you might've seen in her unexpectedly controversial satire article, she handles herself in arguments with sarcasm, wit, and a whole lot more intelligence than her opponents, and she owns them all rather easily.

But don't confuse "evil" with "cruel..." she doesn't bite, honest! Seriously, you won't get many friends as loyal as Alexa. She's always there if you want to rant, or just talk about something, and she'll always stick up for you when you need her. To have a friend who will stand by you like she does... that's something no one should ever take for granted, and I never will.

And you know what else? This girl is SMART. At sixteen years old, she's already way more mature than most people my age, and even older. She's talented in a number of areas: she's a great writer, she's atheletic, she's got a great head on her shoulders; I didn't have a job when I was sixteen, but here she is working with a bunch of loony customers who try to steal shit. XD But does she angst about her dark soul? Not at all. She just curses up a storm and works through it. I know quite a few people who would benefit from that strategy.

Oh, and she and her Roxas cosplay are e-famous. How many people can say that? =P

So, my darling Alexa, here's to you! You always make me smile, and I know we'll be friends for a long time... and believe me, I'll be the Kaoru to your Hikaru one day!

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Saturday, August 5, 2006


Love Post #3 is very special, seeing as the subject is celebrating his 23rd birthday today. And what better way to celebrate than to gush about what a great person he is?

I met SomeGuy, aka James, almost three years ago, just as my sophomore year of high school was beginning. I was just starting here at myO, and I didn't know too many people; I was extremely shy, and barely had the guts to leave a friendly message on people's guestbooks. But thanks to a plug from the lovely Miss Molly, people came to welcome me.

James was one of the first, and I'll never forget it. I'd seen him around the site quite a bit, and having him come to me was like being graced by some celebrity. His comments always made me smile, and being added to his buddy list was an ego boost within itself.

As I'm sure everyone knows, James is an amazing writer. As an aspiring writer myself, I really admire him in every aspect of the craft; he's got a great analytical mind, which lends to his articles, and a wonderful imagination, which created characters like Cream and Nougat. Most of all, his writing style is endearing, easy to follow, and accessible. Whether you're an English major, or someone that squirms at the prospect of essay-writing, you'd be hard-pressed not to enjoy an essay by SomeGuy.

But it wasn't until I caved and got on MSN that I got to know James as a person. And believe me, I'm lucky I did. Everything you see on his myO page: the unmistakable sense of humor, the imaginative mind, it all comes through in a conversation with him. He'll send you webcam videos, pictures of his (cozy-looking) basement, YouTube links... there's never a dull moment.

And even after all that babbling, I'm only now just getting to one of the most amazing things about this amazing person. If you went around and talked to all of his friends here, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone he hasn't helped through some time of need, who doesn't think of him and his words every time they start to fall back to some self-destructive pattern. He's patient, but firm. He'll hold your hand, but he'll also smack you one if you're being stupid. (As he's proved literally... poor Josh. XD)

I've watched him pull my friends out of their darkest places. I've watched him struggle with problems that aren't even his own. And I've been lucky. My life has held itself together these past three years. But in those points where I needed a pick me up, he was there to listen, or to provide a distraction. I offhandedly mentioned a friend I was having a falling-out with, and he asked about it in a letter weeks later. I brought in the year 2006 while talking to him, and he told me I'd become a stronger person. I don't know if he knew how much those words meant, and how much they still mean.

But now, it's time to bring my rambling to a close. James, I think I speak for everyone when I say that we don't know what we'd do without you. Happy birthday, dear! I love you, and I'm so happy that I can be your "ojou-chan."

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Thursday, August 3, 2006

And now, I move on to Love Post #2. And trust me, I was looking forward to this one.

I've known Mimmi for a few years now, and I can still remember the exact moment when I realized what an amazing person she was. I signed her guestbook knowing that she was popular, and quite well-liked on the site, and being a simple myOer, I didn't really expect much back. So you can imagine my shock when I received a quick, unbelievably friendly response from her.

But that's the kind of person Mimmi is. She won't hesitate to make you feel welcome, and she's never intimidating or overpowering... unless, of course, you deserve it. And if you've managed to make such a kind, patient girl mad, you can get off the internet right now, sir.

She's got this amazingly infectious joy and optimism that comes through in every bit of her site. You can actually feel her smile through her words, and you can't help but smile back. Each one of her posts, whether about her life, the anime she's been watching, or a cute story inspired by Literati, contains a little bit of herself. She isn't some aloof internet personality; what you see really is what you get.

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who cares as much about anything as she does for her friends. She'll go out of her way to bring some happiness into their lives, even if she's lacking it in hers. I know she doesn't always have it easy, and I worry about her, but she's also one of the strongest people I know. I have faith that she'll make it through everything life throws at her, and come out of it with a smile.

Mimmi, if I could, I'd give back even half the happiness you've given me over this few years. But for now, take this post... and your postcard from Japan, once I mail it.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Finally getting started on the love meme! And what better way to do that than to start off with such a lovable girl?

In actuality, I haven't known BurningDeamon, aka Vicky, for very long... maybe a few months? But it seems like I've known her much, much longer than many of my RL friends. I don't know if these words will do her any justice at all, but I'll give it a try:

Everytime I talk to Vicky, I'm smiling. She's so friendly, sweet, and hilarious that you just can't help but grin when you're talking to her. I always hope that she'll get her internet back soon, so I can talk to her more, and I admire her for staying so upbeat when I can tell by some of her posts that life isn't always easy on her. Some of the people I know could learn a lot from her.

Love, I always enjoy your company, and I hope we're friends for a long, long time. And for the record... about the "elder" thing? I was flattered. ^_~

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Bringing over a meme from LJ...
1. Reply to this post if you want me to tell you how cool you are!

2. Watch my journal over the next few days for a post just about you and why you rock.

3. Post these instructions in your journal and give your friends a much needed dose of love and adoration!

Because everybody loves getting a free ego boost.

Step right up! :D

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

So before yesterday, the only real concert I'd been to was the Onmyouza one in Japan, and I sat at the bar the entire time. But that was mostly because my feet hurt. And the pit didn't look all that bad... since the Japanese kids practically did everything in synch. I'm serious. XD

But last night, I went to the Reel Big Fish show with my brother and his friends, Stephanie and Holly. The ride to Orlando went pretty okay; there was a car fire on Interstate 4, so we had to take a different route, but we still got to House of Blues on time. And as soon as I saw the people in line, I raised an eyebrow. What were a mass of punk and "hardcore" kids doing at a Reel Big Fish concert? Well, turns out that Reel Big Fish was playing before a band called Rancid, and the band opening for the two of them was a wannabe-hardcore band called Avail.

Avail was pretty ridiculous. XD I couldn't take them seriously at all. But I was distracted, anyway, since this kid near us was practically flailing around, and wouldn't go in the damn pit to do it. But I soon learned that whenever he came near me/crashed into me, I was allowed to shove him as hard as I could. And I did. Happily. It's really quite cathartic. I even pushed him down once! ... *has anger*

So finally, they finished, and Reel Big Fish was up. As we got as close to the stage as we could, I noticed that a lot of people around us were slightly... violent looking. And I thought, "They know you don't mosh to Reel Big Fish. They know that, right?"

My excitement at seeing the band lasted all of ten seconds... 'til they started to play and the floor because a free-for-all. It was one of those total "OH FUCK" moments. Eventually, I managed to claw myself over to where Stephanie was, and we sort of clung to each other until we found Keenan. And by then I'd managed to get someone's beer spilled all over my feet, and ew. So Keenan and I pushed our way out; I feel bad for one of the kids I shoved aside, since he was just trying to skank (the dance step one really does to a band like this one). I'M NOT USUALLY VIOLENT, DUDE. I PROMISE.

But once we got out, the show was awesome. I think my favorite part was when they took one of their songs and played it in a bunch of different musical styles, including blues, disco, country, emo, punk rock, heavy metal... there were a lot more, too. They interracted with the crowd really well, and the trombone player was hot. Just saying.

We were the only two people dancing, singing along, or getting into it at all where we were, but hey, space. :D This guy behind us was totally wasted, though, and kept shouting, "YEAAAAAAHHH! THIS IS BULLSHIT!" every few moments. (Though some people were GONE before the show even started... when we were buying T-shirts, this guy next to us kept lifting his shirt and shouting, "I'M A FUCKING COCAINE ADDICT!" WTF drunk kids.)

And for Rancid, we went upstairs. A few drunks, but mostly pretty mellow up there. There was a balcony for people who wanted to smoke, and I went out there for a while just to sit down. Got chatted up by this guy, but he was actually sober, so he was nice enough. He was there for Reel Big Fish too, so we talked about that a bit before I slipped off. (I had to get out before there was picking up involved. XD) But as I left, he went, "Rock on, sister!" which was pretty hilarious.

The show ended pretty soon after that, we got out before there were drunken fights, and had a late dinner at Steak n' Shake. And then we drove home, and made the trip in two and a half hours. Not bad at all.

I just got up. And ohgod, it hurts. XD SO SORE. I have a pretty nice set of bruises on my ankles from getting kicked, my arms are stiff (probably from all the pushing), hell, even my TOES hurt. Note to self: next time, don't wear sandals.

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