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I'm back at school. Mostly enjoying it but rather unproductive. Though tonight I am having a dinner party with crab cakes and lemon risotto and it's going to be amazing.

Love my new room with the Boyfriend. It is bigger and prettier and has a better shower and less removed from the rest of the house, which is nice.

School starts on Monday. Can't wait for Fiction Writing and Sculling. Don't much care for my other two classes, which is a bit sad, as they are the only ones required for my major. I was so excited about Political Science for about a year and a half. Now I'm just getting through it, wishing I was writing.

I gotta be honest, guys, I was really frustrated with the lack of response to my last entry. I was having a really hard time and didn't have anyone to talk to, and so I was grateful to turn to my online community of friends. Except then there wasn't one.

Anyway, things are good here. Texas and I were awkward for about thirty minutes but then seemed to get over ourselves. Roommate Boy lives with us again, which is fun, except he has a lady friend, who I love but takes up so much time. I am so selfish about him. :P And while I've always loved Gill, another new roommate to the house, I am not as sure about it now that we're in close quarters so often. But this is silly--I'm complaining when really everything is fun. I've been spending a lot of time with Hill and also with Hunter. It's odd, having friends who you haven't known very long but you feel like you've known forever. Such is the case with the Tent Wife, too, who I saw a few days ago. Maybe it was being together constantly in Africa but we just...fit. It's nice.

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It was quite anti-climatic, as I finished with a take home test. Usually it's something more like finishing a test, turning it in, and walking out of one of the academic buildings for the last time. Instead, it was, "Well. Um. I guess I'll email this to him. I'm done." But still very exciting.

BASEBALL SOON. We have ridiculously good tickets. I don't know exactly where, but in the "on-deck circle" section, which stretches from dugout to dugout, including behind home plate. *dies*

Mom seems nervous that I am sad that I'm coming home for the summer--since Texas, Roommate Boy (who will be Roommate Boy again for real!), and The Boyfriend are staying out here, together. But Portland doesn't have the Lake, or a beach, or les filles, or my family or Other Families, or Tigers baseball, or the IOM, or that feeling of home. Nowhere but Michigan will ever be home to me, especially in the summer. And this summer, the aunt and uncle aren't living with us, so I'll have my room again and much more peace and quiet. I will bike everywhere and write everything and I can't wait.

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Sorry I haven't been around much, internets. I'm being lurky lately.

In 8 DAYS I get to go home, and I've hit the point where I want to stay here like I want a hole in the head. AKA I wish I was flying to Cleveland on the 7th, like my dad had first proposed. I wonder if you can change your ticket for free? I'll look into it.

It's just that I miss my friends. I don't have friends here like I do at home. I mean, I love them, of course, but there are things I would never tell them, things I wouldn't talk to them about, and things they honestly don't care about when I do. Maybe it's just me, but I'll listen to my friends talk about *anything* if that's what's important to them.

I've also just been made sad by a soccer game we went to where I got beer thrown on me for being classy. Basically I refused to tell the other team of professional athletes that they suck just because they had tied the game. Apparently that makes me an asshole. But Roommate Boy and his brother were rather sweet to me (especially his brother), even if the Boyfriend and Texas were not. Hooray group dynamics that encourage hate!

In happier news, three days and I'll be done with my junior year of college! And my mom might have a part time job for me for the first month that I'm home, and then I'm in the running to get a job for the rest of the time, too. That would be fan-damn-tastic. I'm really excited for summer.

One of numerous goals for the summer: submit something for publication.

:D \o/ :D

Apr. 23rd, 2010 11:04 am
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Holy frak, you guys. Texas and I won a crossword competition at our school, which means we both get $100! $100 for completing three crosswords! It was a Monday, a Tuesday, and then a Friday. Monday and Tuesday we owned in like a combined 45 minutes. Friday's took us an hour and twenty five minutes but we finished! I've never had the perseverance to finish a Friday before. It was all very exciting, and it turns out we're the only group to not have missed a single clue. :D \o/

There is Animal Therapy today, which means I get to go to school early to play with dogs. :D

I go home in just over two weeks. And by home, I mean I'm flying to Detroit, where my dad is going to pick me up and take me to a ball game before we head home. Tigers-Yankees. Curtis in a Yanks uniform will be sad, but somehow I think I'll be able to deal. :D

It's the IOM's birthday today. Possibility of a drunk dial? :D

It's Texas's birthday on Wednesday. Things are gonna be crazy. :D

Next Thursday is the last day of class, then I have two open book take home exams and one open book in class exam. :D

Summer 2010, here I come! :D \o/
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I have been trying to update for literally more than 24 hours. LJ hates me.

Good things this week:

- Texas and I both having less homework
- The Boyfriend's parents coming to visit
- Newspaper coming to visit
- Texas and I going to BASEBALL
- The Boyfriend's parents taking us to Cirque du Soleil

Then one week, during which I do not have work, then Texas's 21ST BIRTHDAY, then SCHOOL'S OUT. Basically, things are good. I mean, I still don't really know what's going on, what I want to do with my life, the person I want to be. But as we have a break in schoolwork, I'm realizing how fucking great life is without school's stress, and I realize that I'm not going to have the stress of school in only a couple weeks, and so things are better.

Went to dinner with The Boyfriend's parents last night, am probably going to dinner with Newspaper tomorrow night. And The Boyfriend's parents will probably take me out at least once more. Aka: this is a week of free food. It is glorious.

I've hit a point where I want to be Hunter S. Thompson."I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."

I just want to fool around and write. And sure, I'm probably just young and I'll probably grow out of it, but I feel like I should do it while I have the chance, right? I'm a strong advocate of bad decisions that don't ruin your life (or anyone else's, for that matter). Things with the IOM (which sort of had the heat turned up) and with Texas show that pretty clearly.

So here's to fucking up without dying, living like I'm alive.
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It's funny, the way things change. Monday was...joyous, really. And then all of this.

one of the worst weeks of my life )

But there was an All-American party last night that was really quite fun, and I spent most of it campaigning for The Boyfriend (he's running for Chief Justice of the school's peer review group thingy). And tonight we're having another Africa party, which right now is stressful, but I'm sure will be a lot of fun. I think the Tent Wife's coming, and she makes things better.

After being so happy, so certain about things, now I'm just hurt and confused.
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Oh, friends, my spring break was so wonderful!

behind a cut for your convenience )

It all was rather fantastic. I was very happy, and The Boyfriend has been less stressed out of late, meaning he is being completely adorable. My mom says she knows when we're getting along because apparently I talk more like him on the phone. I'm not really sure what that means, but it's kind of sickly cute anyway.

FINISHED MY FIC FOR [livejournal.com profile] bsg_remix!!!! It's my first time doing it, and I really liked it. I've offered to pinch hit if they need me, too. I miss writing.

I think I'm going home for the summer. I love it out here, and I know I'll miss people either way, but that's home. I always wanted to do big things with my life, but it turns out the biggest things in my life are the people. Summer will always be that house and that beach and everyone who shows up at that beach. Memorial Day softball games and Wednesdays at Wisners'. The more I travel, the more I realize I want to go home. The world is beautiful, and everyone should see as much of it as they have a chance to; I have wanderlust, but I have a home, too.

And I think this to myself every summer, but I'm really going to do it this time: write a lot and lose weight. I think I'm going to start biking around with a chair and a notebook and just stop and write wherever I feel like it. And eat from the Farmer's Market like it's my job.

Other Sister and I were talking on FB the other day, and we've realized we can do whatever we want with our lives, as long as we can feed ourselves. I feel like most of the time when you're told you can do whatever you want, it means, "Go accomplish big things." But we can also accomplish little things. We don't have to go save the world if that's not what we want; we can live in our little dinky small hometown with the people we've known our entire lives doing what we love, and that's okay. You're not a failure if you return to your hometown. I think it's good to leave it at some point, because you don't know what's out there if you don't, but it's always okay to go back.

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Hmmmmmmm, weekend.

iiz goood (say 'is good' with a cliched soviet union style accent) )

Last week before spring break. Two midterms and a first draft of a paper, but then SPRINGGGGGGG BRRRRREEEEAAAAAAKKKKKKK! Going to Roommate Boy's house! I am the last person in our group who has never been there! I am very excited. Also, REDWOODS. So much fun.

I need a recipe for corn bread. Southern friends (that's basically all of you), I'm looking at you.

Sports Night. Then bed. Tickets to baseball soon. ♥
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I've been a bit MIA lately. I think it's at least partially because a lot of my friend list has also been MIA. I've been reading everyone's entries, just not really writing my own. I still have to work on a meme from [livejournal.com profile] coffeesuperhero, but that might take a while.

Things going on in my life:
- The day before Valentine's Day, the Boyfriend took me to a barbecue place for dinner. The wait for a table was supposed to be about thirty minutes; after an hour, we decided to just make our order take out. Oh my God, you guys. The pulled pork was life-changing, I swear. It was the best thing I have ever had. Ever.
- The Olympics make me happy, but make it hard to get any work done.
- My parents are coming out to visit soon! I am tres excited! I miss them. ♥
- Having a big thing tonight for my birthday. I'm excited, but last night was bigger than I expected it to be, so mostly I'm tired. I'm trying to have a slow day and maybe take a nap, but Texas is being pissed at me for saying we should go to Avatar and then changing my mind. She wants to go still, I'm hoping we can just go some other time. But I also don't want her mad at me. Blegh.

We watched Firefly last night! I'm a crazy person who has never seen it, so that was exciting. Just watched the first episode, but it was fun and I liked it, except that it has the worst music ever. :P Nathan Fillion just always makes me happy. One of the girls I watched with said, "He's so cute. In like an adorable way, not in a hot way." I'm pretty sure he's cute in a hot way, just saying.

Baseball spring training is happening and it gets me so excited! ♥
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Oh hello there.

I am back in Portland, which is positively lovely. We have a HOUSE, which is crazy. Roommate Boy hangs around even though he is technically no longer Roommate Boy, so that is exciting. The Book of Eli comes out today, which is also exciting.

Last night was ridiculous, as first nights back to school are wont to be. Got in, ate, slept, etc. Some ladies came over and we ate and the night started. Dancing and pong playing and snuggling. Roommate Boy and Texas seem like things may be happening, which is kind of HILARIOUS.

I should probably buy books and set up the room and clean (there are wine bottles and donuts *all* over the dining room table) and such. Instead, I will make some food and continue watching Universal Sports--an all-Olympic all the time network--with Roommate Boy, Texas, and The Boyfriend. Obviously, life is good.


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