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Friday, November 9th, 2007
2:13 pm
 Yes, my girl friends, you can cook, clean, bathe, do laundry and pamper the man in your life AND still remain a feminist. Just be sure it's the right man, and that he's willing to do all the same for you.
Saturday, October 13th, 2007
7:54 am
one of my roommates is a psycho bitch from hell. i won't enumerate the things she told me last night. ugh...luckily my other roommies agree that she's gotta leave by the end of the month.
Monday, October 8th, 2007
8:28 am
hey hey hey
it's my birfday today.
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
4:10 pm
what's new:

i contracted tonsilitis the first day of classes.

i have officially started the first semester of my senior year. i'm daunted by my 15-hour senior-level courseload and my McNair Scholars Program commitment and research, as well as my officership for Eta Sigma Phi. Full-time school + McNair's + ESP + social life/friends/boyfriend = I'm going to die.

Ya, so I have another boyfriend. His name is Mario (Mariano Soler VIIII, actually). He's really cool. I care a lot about him and we seem to fit together really well so far.

Things are pretty good except for the tonsilitis and the stressing out about a billion things to do my first week of classes. Finances are in the best shape ever at the moment, it seems. Now THAT is something to be thankful for.

I'm gonna go sleep now.
Friday, August 10th, 2007
2:24 pm
i met a boy and we're falling for each other, and falling fast.
this may be the one!
Saturday, June 23rd, 2007
7:42 pm
I got a job at Jimmy John's a couple weeks ago and I've been working a lot there lately. It's a different crowd from what I'm used to (the depraved, partying crowd). we had 2 fights in the same night downtown a couple nights ago and everybody just ate it up. It was exciting, I admit, but, disturbing that this was our greatest source of entertainment. Everyone just fed off this depravity. I was thinking before that I could spend a couple years working here, but between the drugs and the partying and drunkenness and stealing and talking about women in disrespectful ways, I don't think I would be too happy for too much longer.
Other than that, life is trucking on. I hang out some with people. I'm just waiting and watching. Where will I be next? No idea, but I'm pretty sure I want to go to another country and work in an orphanage. We'll see.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
12:04 pm
i got a tattoo. it looks cool. it says "I am a slave of Jesus Christ" in Greek.
I'm working in housekeeping again this summer, only this time in columbia and not in estes park. summer job fun!
i'm moving to a nasty apartment for the summer that smells because it flooded before. great.
one of my friends from high school is coming up for the summer to work, hang out and live here. that will be awesome, because she's awesome.
i'm trying not to hate my exboyfriend.
i saw spiderman 3 and shrek the third. Sp3 was completely cheesy and lame, but Shrek 3 was pretty good for a sequel. now i want to see Aqua teen hunger force colon movie for theaters while it's still playing at the ragtag! hopefully i find someone to go with me, but if i don't, i will go alone and have an awesome time doing it!
my new favorite band is silversun pickups. they're playing in denver on july 30 and i want to see them...plus i have friends in CO i will visit. it will happen.
i didn't do so well in greek and latin this last semester so in addition to cleaning toilets i have to work hard on my langue this summer in addition to studying for the GRE in addition to working some more? and of course the weekly roadtrips my friend and i have planned!
i have to go clean a house now.
Friday, December 22nd, 2006
11:14 am
Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
7:51 pm
A post of Yay
My mother is gone. Yay!
Anna is visiting me for a couple days. Yay!
I think I aced the last Greek quiz. Yay!
Barnes and Mori are my friends. Yay!
I gave my Greg his xmas present and he loved it, and i think he loves me now. well, maybe likes me a lot. Yay!
I'm keeping my lost weight off. Yay!
Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
8:58 pm
my mom came uninvited wednesday to visit. now she's stuck until her car can get unstuck. Surprise!
so everything has been pretty much icky, although i have been trying my darndest to deal, i think i'm going crazy. i want my mother out asap!!
the snow is good, but cold. i'm ready for heated days again.
i have pictures of bunnies of facebook. they look amazing.
that's all.
Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
2:14 am
Breaking news from Bethanyland: beginning to regret spending 5 days with my parents...

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!! I heart each of you greatly. Hope your last thursday of november is not shitty (or is that shittie?).

I will be in CoMo soon...There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home.
Thursday, November 16th, 2006
12:21 pm
Note to self: Don't take anti-nausea OTC med's before you go to bed when you need to get up for classes and such the next morning. You WILL remain drowsy even after 7 hours of sleep...

Life is tiring. Even having a faith community and believing in God doesn't make it any easier. I've been hurting a lot lately. I'm ready for this break thing to happen.
Sunday, October 22nd, 2006
4:58 pm
Life's not too bad atm. I played apples to apples two nights in a row with friends at my place. I invited friends over saturday to make them breakfast and then we all dropped in piles of sleepage on various furniture for afternoon napping. school/classes are going okay, not as well as i would've hoped. i've been dating a guy for about a month now. the relationship is going really well so far, and it started pretty much on the coattails of something really bad that happened, so it's a nice and refreshing change. Money is REALLY tight because i haven't been working much, but i put in a couple applications Friday afternoon. we'll see what happens. i'd really like to work at Columbia Billiards, but i doubt they'll hire me. i've never done that kind of a job before (counter person/food prep/bartender) unless you count last summer when i worked at Eva J's (bleh).
My bunnies have been fighting bouts of diahrrea occasionally. I'm enjoying the college experience, and I'm content.
Sunday, October 8th, 2006
12:51 am
Laetus Natalis Mihi!
It's my 21st birthday today. go me.
Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
12:16 am
the boy i like (who likes me back) doesn't feel like hanging out with me right now.
i'm alone.
my roommate is lost somewhere on a mountain with another good friend of mine and has been MIA for 8+ hours.
I can't sleep.
I have to go to work tomorrow and suck up to my boss and hope he doesn't fire me.
i hate my job.
And, I miss CoMo. Yup, that about sums it all up.
Friday, May 26th, 2006
12:25 am
so I guess i should let you guys know what's up with me. I'm in Colorado now, and I've been here since Tuesday night. I'm at the Estas Park YMCA (Estas Park is a town in CO), and today I endured 8 hours of summer staff orientation. I'm working as a laundry attendant here, so I'll be working with the sheets and towels, etc., of all the staff and guests throughout the summer. I start work tomorrow, and I am excited about it, even though orientation was long, mostly boring, and rather tedious today. It's SO beautiful here! The mountains are surrounding us and seem literally in our backyard. Some are snowcapped and others are tree-capped; but it's very dry here at the moment. We have a burn ban. Hopefully it rains soon so the ban will be lifted and we can have a fireworks show for the 4th of July. I have already been on one short hiking trip, but some other people have already been camping and hiking for long trips and bouldering (climbing big rocks). There are LOTS of things to do out here as far as recreation goes: volleyball, horseback riding, swimming, roller skating, even! The Y here is like its own little city with everything a person needs (post office, chapel, two dining halls, some housing, conference/meeting lodges, even a cafe that serves smoothies and a couple recreational halls with pool tables and fooseball). Apparently there are also many staff activity opportunities planned for us for the summer. We already had an ice cream social that all staff could go to. And what's most awesome is that there are employees here from ALL over the world, so we can meet so many new, different people and cultivate such a large number of varied friendships! I've already met at least 30 people (probably closer to 50) in the past 2.5 days. People are extremely friendly here, so it's easy to get along with people and get to know them. That might change as we get to know each other better, but I hope it doesn't. I haven't seen much wildlife in 2.5 days, but I'm told I will soon. Elk are VERY prevalent on the Y grounds; their droppings are everywhere, and I saw a few about 100 yards away from me. I've also seen deer, but that's not too big of a deal.
For all these external and material reasons, this is a far better choice for my summer plans than working in Columbia would have been. I did not, however, come out here to this beautiful place just to have fun and meet new people. I came to train in the spiritual disciplines and be a positive but powerful example of God's love. I have already had a very encouraging conversation with my roommates about God in which we all walked away feeling better than before, and the meeting/service times we've had with other LTers have been beneficial as well. I only look forward to more.
LTers are all split up into "project groups", which means that we all get the same day off in a week, spend that whole day together doing various community/service projects, and apply the principles we've been learning at various meetings/seminars as a whole LT group.
The cool thing is that most of the Y summer staff live in 2 of 3 dorms, and so we all live together and eat together. A lot of bonding will happen, and the friendships we make will be for life, or so we've been told, repeatedly. This is a small community, but a very positive one, and I'm happy my summer involves being a part of it!
Monday, May 22nd, 2006
12:26 am
Well, I've been in california for almost 2 whole weeks now. This weekend was awesome: my cousin's girlfriend Sam showed me how to dress and put on makeup for business casual or businessy type occassions and gave me stuff (makeup, jewelry, hair products), and today we went bargain shopping. I don't really like shopping, unless it's bargain shopping!! I got a pair of gaucho pants for $3, some cargo/khaki pants for $5, a belt at Guess for $5, a great multi-function dress for $20, Old Navy Pajama pants for $2.50 (i am not kidding!) and a nice purse for $7. All in all it's been a good day. :-)
But aside from bargain shopping, I've been getting ready for LT and youth camp. I had a few conversations with friends about camp, and I'm pretty excited and ready for it. I'm not sure what to expect from LT, and I'm honestly dreading my interactions with people, but I hope to learn something this summer.
Last week I was at my cousin Gene's place in Anaheim and I hung out with my tia Connie, who lives with Gene in her own little apartment, and I hung with my tia Del (my mom's sister; Connie is my mom's brother's wife). We went to the Block (a huge really nice mall nearby) and just talked. Then I went to my sister-in-law Sheryl's house on Wednesday in Hungtington Beach and hung out with my nieces. We saw Silent Hill at the discount theater, walked to Wal-Mart at least 3 times, went to the HB pier (and ate at the IHOP at 9 pm on a friday night - we were the only ones there! who woulda thunk - an empty IHOP on a friday night!), and ate $.79 ice cream cones at Wienerschnitzel. This hanging out stuff has been nice.
I talked to my ex, Brendan, on wednesday. We hadn't talked in 2 months. I wonder if there will be a chance for us to work out when he graduates. I also wonder if I should keep hoping.
It's been a good trip and I am ready to move on. I just hope I embrace the difficulty ahead and learn what I need to.
Sunday, May 21st, 2006
8:48 pm
i'm watching Alexander, finally
why do they all have either english or irish accents? they are greek! grr!

more later...
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
11:15 pm
Another day in my Cali trip that involved hanging hardcore with family. I've seen several cousins and aunts since i've been out here, and a few sights, but mostly I've been chilling. It's a really weird feeling, since I'm usually going non-stop, but it's nice. I'm trying to get used to it. When I've been shopping, I notice things that I think people back home would like so I've gotten a couple of gifts for friends recently (you know who you are ;-). I hope the two in particular I'm thinking of will like theirs. I'm sort of realizing through all this how lonely a vacation can be when you don't have anyone to share it with. Anyone besides my three blogs, of course.
Today I went to the Block to shop. It's a big outdoor mall. They have a skate park and an upper class pet store and various other things. This one store was having a grand opening "Everything is less than $7.98 in the store" sale. I bought a jacket and jeans for less than $17, and a very nice necklace today. My cousin Jacob bought me a new pair of converse the other day. I have a whole outfit now. It's great. well anyway, grades should be up tomorrow, and I should get my final paycheck tomorrow...I'm very excited about both!
Sunday, May 14th, 2006
1:04 am
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