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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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I'M DONE WITH MY JUNIOR YEAR! HOLY CRAP.

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.
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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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I've been sick for the past three days, but today's better than yesterday, so Vitamin C, zinc and willpower apparently are good medicine.

I went to the boys' intramural soccer game last night, regardless of the sickness. I bundled up a lot. Roommate Boy scored three goals and New Roommate Boy scored one. Pretty exciting.

Send your love to [livejournal.com profile] foxylovesme.

I didn't say happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] astropixie two days ago, but I did on Facebook, so hopefully that was good enough. If not, here's a late one. Also, I hope I see you again someday too. I feel like it's likely.

It's Dog Day at school today, so runny nose and sore throat or not, I'm headed to class so I don't feel guilty about going to play with dogs afterward.

I feel like we don't talk that much anymore, flist. Come 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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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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