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Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 08:46pm - p.s.

It's well worth it.

current mood: enthralled

(make me pretty)

Thursday, November 17th, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 07:51pm
Typing up all of these emails and LJ entries with the word "queer" involved, I would like to take a moment to agree with Ramona Quimby that the uppercase letter "Q" is fantastic.

There's something just plain aesthetically pleasing about it.

current mood: cold

(make me pretty)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 04:59pm
So basically I haven't slept at all this week, and it's wearing on me a bit. On Tuesday, I tried drinking a lot of coffee and tempering the effect with rum when I got too crazy, but that left my stomach feeling like ass and made me fall asleep anyway.

Skidmore...what can I say? I had an amazing time, and it reminded me of all the reasons why I wanted to stay. Everybody was amazing, the debauchery was total, Alissa and Jacob performed admirably in their roles as hosts, and everything went off without a hitch. Well, not without a hitch, but Sunday was good for me. I'm glad that I stayed, because it brought me back to reality; Skidmore wasn't all Friday and Saturday nights. A lot of it was not doing anything on Sunday, smoking and wasting space while some did work and others smoked with us. It reminded me of some of the reasons that I felt discontent there, and felt the need to transfer.

It's good that I had that experience to mitigate the effects of Friday and Saturday. If that were all I had to go with, I would be miserable right now wondering why I ever left. I'm not completely with it here yet, but this past weekend is helping me to get there. It summed up last year's experience so well.

current mood: calm

(make me pretty)

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 11:58pm
I'm enjoying The Colbert Report. He's a funny man, although it will be better once he comes into his own. That's my 2 cents.

I'm going on a trip this weekend. The club hockey team is playing Columbia and Yale. If all goes well, I'll get to see both Brendan and Joanna, which will be frightfully exciting. Which also reminds me that I need to call Brendan back if I actually want to stay with him...

I've been seriously cutting back on smoking. I only have a few cigarettes per day now, and I've only smoked pot three times (four?) since I've been here. I mean, I know that I said I wanted to limit my intake after leaving Skidmore, but this is a little absurd. I didn't mean that I wanted to be sober all the time either. And now I'm out of writing whiskey. I should see if the literary arts department will fund my alcohol purchases, since I can't write without it. It puts the other students in my playwriting class at an unfair advantage if I don't have my whiskey, and the stuff's bloody expensive. Note to self: look into that.

Skidmore in a week and a half, and I can't wait.

current mood: tired

(3 beauticians | make me pretty)

Thursday, October 13th, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 01:35pm
So now my computer works again?


Maybe it's just trying to lull me into complacency.

Or maybe it knows about the paper I have due tomorrow.

current mood: grumpy

(make me pretty)

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 08:56pm
I just registered for the draft.

I feel like such a sellout.

current mood: tired

(8 beauticians | make me pretty)

Thursday, September 29th, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 01:46am
Tonight has only reaffirmed my belief that Heathers is the best movie ever.

Also, when I went outside just now, someone was blasting Pure Moods, that compilation of new age music that featured Enya and The X Files theme that they used to advertise on Nickelodeon all the time.

Finally, getting romantic text messages in Latin makes my heart swoon. I love that girl (that would be a Catullan reference).

current mood: tired

(3 beauticians | make me pretty)

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 11:35am
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So. For those puzzled by my roommate's decision to move out, here's the gist. Tien (the Asian one for lack of a better description) went to sleep at or before midnight. This was a problem, considering that my new livejournal friend and other roommate Josh and I keep the hours of crackwhores. He would also wake up very early. While I'm an accommodating sort, Tien felt that this was a source of tension and applied for a room change. He's now living in a single in the quiet dorm across campus. Godspeed.

Thought of the morning: If I'm so annoyed by pretentious academic bullshit, then why the fuck am I in college?

current mood: morning

(8 beauticians | make me pretty)

Sunday, September 25th, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 07:38pm
So much to talk about, but I don't know that I have the words. This weekend was awesome...I love seeing people in different contexts; school friends with home friends, home friends with their school friends, people who have never even met before. It's all awesome.

Brown lost to Harvard in double overtime in my first participatory college football experience. I felt cheated. Fuck Harvard. Fuck Harvard hard.

Today, my friend Eliza from South Carolina wore a wool scarf and cashmere-lined gloves. It was 65 degrees outside. I was disturbed.

I've said a bit of this before...Collapse )

I'm kind of glad I got that out.

current mood: working

(10 beauticians | make me pretty)

Friday, September 23rd, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 01:56pm

I enjoyed that.

I'm going to Boston this weekend, so...that's where I'll be. Yup. Sure is.

current mood: busy

(4 beauticians | make me pretty)

Thursday, September 15th, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 12:16am - I AM SO BORED.
- Open up the music player on your computer.
- Set it to play your entire music collection.
- Hit the shuffle command.
- Tell us the title of the next twenty five songs that show up (with their musicians), no matter how embarrassing. That's right, no skipping that Carpenters tune that will totally destroy your hip credibility. It's time for total musical honesty.
- If you get the same artist twice, you may skip the second (or third, or etc.) occurrences. You don't have to, but since randomness could mean you end up with a list of ten song with five artists, you can if you'd like.

Weezer - The Good Life
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - The Nearness of You
Alice Cooper - Cold Ethyl
Lullaby - The Cure
Iron & Wine - Free Until They Cut Me Down
The Specials - Too hot
Fiona Apple - I Know
The Mars Volta - This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Black Tongue
The Killers - Jenny Was A Friend of Mine
L.A. Symphony Orchestra (Aaron Copland) - Fanfare for the Common Man
The Merediths - Let's All Live Underground
Country Joe and the Fish - Rock & Soul Music
Hella - I'm Quitting the Cult
Vendetta Red - P.S. Love The Black
Ani DiFranco - Every State Line
Nirvana - Lounge Act
Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
Black Flag - What I See
Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Radiohead - When I End and You Begin
808 State - Pacific State
Mirah - Nobody Has To Stay
Bloc Party - Luno

Nothing terribly damning there, except maybe the Elton John, but I like Elton John, so fuck you.

current mood: bored

(make me pretty)

Saturday, September 10th, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 04:50pm - I need to get back in the habit of putting a subject on my posts

Which Rock Chick Are You?

I don't think this bodes well for my future.

Last night, I managed to discover my liquor tolerance, and I did not appreciate it at all. Everyone around me a was shit faced and I was just sitting there going "Yup. Sure is fun." I felt really awkward. I've yet to have a really satisfying adventure here. I like the people I'm hanging around, and I think that last night would have been awesome if I had managed to keep pace with the rest of the group.

Today at my orchestra audition, the director asked me what some of the German terms on my music were, and I had no fucking clue. Other than that, though (and the fact that my piece wasn't really audition material...it just happened to be the only one I had really prepared), I think it went OK. I'm trying to decide whether I actually want to do orchestra or if I just want to play in a chamber group. At this point, though, I don't think that I could take a rejection, so my fingers are crossed for orchestra.

If I would just practice my damn instrument every once and a while, I wouldn't be in this position.

I kind of miss Joanna a lot.

current mood: working

(1 beautician | make me pretty)

Friday, September 9th, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 02:28pm - Wha?

Whatever floats your boat...

(make me pretty)

Thursday, September 8th, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 02:50pm
I lost my keys this morning.

Fortunately, just now I reached into my crotch (ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies) and there they were.

You can't make this shit up.

(2 beauticians | make me pretty)

enlightenment strikes @ 02:18pm
I love the TV on my computer, and I especially love that we get Fox News.

It's so ridiculous you just have to laugh. It's infotainment with a special emphasis on the "tainment."

current mood: busy

(1 beautician | make me pretty)

Monday, September 5th, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 08:17pm


What I was about to say is that I am missing Skidmore like an addict misses his fix. Things here are good, but the largeness of the school is so overwhelming that it's hard to really get situated. I know that it's nothing compared to a Penn State, or even a GW, but coming from a tiny school, a place with over 5,000 is mindboggling. Also, registration here is completely different than I've heard anywhere else. The first two weeks are a celebration of anarchy, as students can "shop" for classes, meaning that the people I meet in Playwriting I tomorrow may be completely different than the ones I meet next week. Nobody is even registered for classes yet. This place is fucking nuts. I miss knowing everyone, and as all of the upperclassmen and sophomores return and I see them with their old friends, it makes me think of reuniting with the Skiddies.

When I first decided to transfer, one of the people to whom I spoke told me that there would come a point early on when I would think that I made the complete wrong decision, and if I got through that period, it would be clear sailing. Well, I think that point is now/started a few days ago. I'm feeling the same weird loneliness that I felt freshman year: plenty of friends, but no real relationships, with the added problem that everyone is not in the same boat. Freshmen can make quick relationships because everyone is desperate for a connection, but I feel like I'll be stuck at the superficial level for a much longer time.

It's not that I'm unhappy, it's that I thought this was going to be easier.

current mood: indescribable

(4 beauticians | make me pretty)

Friday, September 2nd, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 12:13pm
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current mood: warm!

(7 beauticians | make me pretty)

enlightenment strikes @ 02:39am
Well, I've been here for three days and I finally feel like I'm settling in. I've met some people (whose names, granted, I'm still a bit shaky on) I could see myself spending a lot of time with, I had my first "Holy shit, last nigh was such a bad idea" of the semester, and I'm finally getting excited about what Brown has to offer.

The one thing that I'm not entirely sure of: frats. I never encountered them at Skidmore, and thought, given what I'd read in books, that Brown's were less stereotypical than your average school's. Oh how wrong I was...I'd imagine they average a date rape every half hour or so. A few hundred people crammed with warm beer in a tiny house: awesome idea, guys.

All in all, though...I think I'm going to be just fine.

current mood: calm

(2 beauticians | make me pretty)

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 04:46pm - w00t
I'm at Brown!

It's pretty fuckin' hallowed.

current mood: excited

(4 beauticians | make me pretty)

Monday, August 22nd, 2005
enlightenment strikes @ 05:10pm
Emily Deutchawesome is coming! Hooray!

current mood: tired

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