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Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
7:12 pm
Today was the first day of my internship. I think I have an almost unfair advantage over the non-WVU undergraduates, being that I took English 101 and 102 here and only 3 years ago (as a sophomore). Course policies have pretty much stayed the same thankfully. It's a really easy set-up to follow. Tomorrow I get to find out if I can teach grammar to the retarded freshmen and if I can change the readings on the example syllabus. The other GTAs seem really nice. There is only one person from PWE, and I believe she is older than I. Most of the new GTAs are and have ample teaching experience. Seems a trend for old education minors. Good thing I didn't take that route!

I finished my homework pretty quickly (yep, homework), so now I'm just chilling around the second home while the better half makes me dinner (BITCH! Just kidding!).

Last read: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman (Book 2): Duty and Desire by Pamela Aidan
Current read: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Oh, and Jennifer destroyed my house while I was at the beach with my parents. She and her new boyfriend "broke in" Laura and my beds and neglected to clean up their condom crusted sheets. Excuse me, my bedsheets. Yeah. Need I mention that I'm not pleased? She was simply supposed to feed my parakeets every 3 to 4 days. She lived at my house. I've never seen so many dirty dishes scattered about the kitchen, or such a trash dump of a living area before. I think steam came out of my mother's ears. Literally.

So it's been an interesting week.

current mood: and pleased
Saturday, July 15th, 2006
11:56 pm
1. Have you ever been questioned by the cops?
Does speeding count? If so, then yes... and my answer to why I was speeding 81 in a 70 was because I was about to lose control of my bladder. Did he believe me? No. Was it the truth? Yes. Damn traffic cops.

2. Do you close your eyes on roller coasters?
Only pansies do that.

3. Whens the last time you've been sledding?
I think the better question is what the hell happened to the apostrophe in "whens." WHEN'S. Get it right or pay the price. But anyway, I last went sledding sophomore year. I went downhill on my bottom.

4. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?
I like to sleep with someone, so long as that someone is the someone I'm supposed to be sleeping with. It's really nice to know that you're not alone, and then there is the benefit of shared body warmth. I like to save on electric in the winter. So sue me.

5. Do you believe in ghosts?
Do I believe in them? No. Am I afraid of them? Yes. I'm sure that doesn't make sense, but it doesn't really have to because it's my problem. Not yours.

6. Do you think O.J. killed his wife?
Of course he did.

7. Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie?
I'm one liberal chick, but Angelina just isn't what I would call good taste. Or sane. Or normal. I can't wait until she goes back to her true crazy self and leaves Brad with the kids.

8. Can you honestly say you know ANYTHING about politics?
I know I hate the way politics in this country are going.

9. Do you know how to play poker?
I'm quite the ringer actually. When I'm lucky, I kick butt. When I'm unlucky, I go out first. Just depends.

11. How do you feel about your last ex?
My last ex was a woman. I couldn't take it anymore. My ex before that was a rebound, but it was fun while it lasted. My ex before that didn't know what the heck he wanted out of life and proceeded to flipflop with "I love you"/ "I hate you" until my head spun. I think that relationship was probably the most trying, painful, and biggest mistake I ever made. Never take exs when they come crawling back to you, girls. Cut them off right then and there. Don't wait until it becomes hard.

12. Do you like to cuddle?
Sometimes. I'm a moody cuddler.

13. If you're driving in the middle of the night, and no one is in sight, would you speed?
I don't speed after the ticket. I like my money too much.

14. Do you have a secret that no one knows but you?
Everyone does. Well, maybe not. Probably not now that I think about it.

15. Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees?
Yankees all the way.

16. How often do you remember your dreams?
Almost always. It's a weird talent I have.

17. Can you name 5 songs by The Beatles?
"Hey, Jude", "Let it Be", "Do You Want to Know a Secret?", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Yellow Sub"

18. What's the one thing on your mind?
Success... the desire to impress and stand out in the world.

19. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Absolutely not. A commitment like that can only come from a great deal of time spend getting to know oneanother. Lust at first sight is different and totally possible, however.

20. What talent do you wish you had?
Play the fiddle

23. What do you wear to bed?
Sleep pants and a T

24. Have you ever been caught stealing?
I don't steal!

25. Rock or Rap?
ROCK. I can't stand rap. Rap is crap. Aren't I poetic?

26. If you could be seen with one famous person, who would it be?
Bono is pretty awesome. And I'm in love with Jake Gyllenhaal. Jerry Bailey is the man too. I really don't know. I'd rather meet someone from before my time.

27. Do you know anyone in jail?
Nope.

28. Have you ever sang in front of the mirror?
Yeah, it's a painful sight.

29. What food do you find disgusting?
Olives.

30. Did you ever play, "I'll show you mine, if you show me yours?"
No!

31. Who is your biggest fan?
My family and boyfriend. And I'm theirs.

32. Have you ever stood up for someone you hardly knew?
Sometimes, depending on the cause.

34. If you could live anywhere where would you live?
On a farm in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, NC, or on the Delta in the south. I do, however, love Charleston, SC. It's my favorite city.

35. If you could be any animal what would you be?
A horse. Duh.

36. Your best quality?
That I'm smart and I know how to get what I want = ambitious.

37. Best feature?
Freckles, eyes, hair color

38. When was the last time you smoked pot?
I have never smoked ANYTHING.

39. Have you ever spent the night with a person of the opposite sex?
Durrrrr, yeah? I live in sin.

40. Do you miss high school?
Not at all.
11:42 pm - Update just for Cathy
This is for Cathy, because I love her so.

UPDATE!

Better log a few things first...

Garret was a woman. I could't deal with the clinginess and ragging emotions, so I dumped him and adopted a bad buy that's become even more tame than I. Who'd have thought?

I graduated summa cum lade like I hoped back August. This wasn't the hardest year to maintain the GPA. Now that I'm in my niche I'm virtually unstoppable. Yeah, right. Now I have graduate school to attend to, and I know I still won't be able to stand the sight of Bs, so I'll just have to do my best to avoid them. Besides, I have to, or else I won't get into a great Ph.D. program.

I've decided that I want to edit for Highlights magazine. It's not in NYC, has a great fan base, has incredible job security... and I just like it, okay? I really would love to edit books and magazines. It's been my subconscious dream since I first came to Morgantown and picked English. Sure, the money may not come as easily as it would with law school, but I'll be a hell of a lot happier! Cheers to happiness!

I go back to Morgantown July 30th so that I can be primed and ready for my internship the first of August. I get to learn how to teach rugrat Freshmen. Boy do I have plans for them!

Read of the moment: Catcher in the Rye
Reads of this week: By Blood Possessed (awesome mystery), Bones to Pick (another great mystery), and Clocks (What can I say? At least this one is an Agatha Christie!).
Next book: Twelve Sharp (Janet Evanovich is the BEST contemporary author today)
Other beach books: Peril at End House (another Christie), In Her Shoes, The Devil Wears Prada, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Derik's Bane, Hang My Head and Cry, Mr. Darcy Book 2... I know I'm forgetting some because I brought a great deal more than that. I'm on my fourth book this week! I can't be done yet!
Book I want more than anything: Ulysses by James Joyce (I want to see this "best book of the 20th century" for myself. Seriously, it has to be great if it beat Gatsby!)

I think that's it for now...

Love you, Cathy!

current mood: calm
Saturday, August 6th, 2005
1:10 pm
Okay, short update about Jenny.


I have the following classes next semester (whippie):
English 302- Editing
English 304- Professional Writing
English 111- Intro. Creative Writing (going back a step is so much fun and EASY)
Comm. 306- Org. and Inst.
History 2something- Colonial Society
Yoga
Self-Defense

It's uber exciting. All I need to do is maintain the 4.0 to graduate summa cum lade! Highest honors, baby! Then it's off to law school?

Speaking of law school, I need to take my exam in October. That'll be grrrrreat.

So I'm working at the Carnegie Institute of Washington Geophysical Laboratory. I'm in the Abelson Building, also known as the library. I'm in charge of the official Centennial website, the DTM Views archive, and the timeline for the program brochure at the celebration next year. 10 weeks for three projects?! Just call me Ms. Multitasker.

I'm finishing the website unofficially today. I still have one person to add (Leason H. Adams, former director and mineral physics scientist), but he's not in my lecture so I can cool my heels on him until Friday if I want. I have to give a presentation at the intern symposium on Tuesday and am EXTREMELY nervous. The scientists here are the tops in their fields... IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. I'm dealing with actual rocket scientists here. ROCKET SCIENTISTS. And my boyfriend's father is the head of them all! AHHHH!

Living in D.C. is the ultimate experience. It's my new favorite "un"city. I already know it like the back of my hand.

Oh yeah, so speaking of boyfriend, I'm shacking up with the director's son. Okay, okay... "dating." What can I say? I enjoy the power. Hehe, kidding...ish. I get to meet "Dad" officially as the girlfriend today rather than as the "talkative intern (what he knows me as to this point)." Going to be inter-es-ting.

It'll be even more inter-es-ting this year trying to maintain a long distance relationship. I can do it. I'm dedicated! Only time will tell, right? I just like to think that when you're as crazy about a guy as I am about Garret, things just have to work. It's only 3 hours!

Well, that's about it for now. Signing off from American University, my home of the summer.
1:02 pm
What is your secret guaranteed weeping movie?
The Notebook

If you could have plastic surgery, what would you have done?
Boob LIFT

Do you have a completely irrational fear?
Controntation

What is the little physical habit that gives away your insecure moments?
Avoiding eye contact

Are you a pyromaniac?
Oh yes

Do you have too many love interests?
In my dream I did last night! But now, nope!

Do you know anyone famous?
Semi

Who would play you in a movie?
Julia Stiles

Do you know how to play poker?
You bet

What do you carry with you at all times?
My AU ID and keys

What do you miss most about being a kid?
Playing with toys

Are you happy with your given name?
Yep.

How much money would it take to get you to give up the Internet for one year?
An infinite amount.

What color is your bedroom?
It's white brick right now.

What was the last song you were listening to?
"Feel Like Making Love" Bad Company

Have you ever been in love?
Yes.

What is your ideal marriage location?
A Catholic cathedral

Which musical instrument do you wish you could play?
Irish fiddle

Favorite fabric?
Satin

Something you love and hate?
School and men

What smell do you find sexy?
Axe deodorant

What do you order at a bar?
Long Island Ice Tea

Do you drive a stick?
Nerp

What kind of watch do you wear?
Timex Carriage

Do you consider yourself materialistic?
Very

What do you cook the best?
Pizza

Favorite writing instrument?
Blue pilot pen I snagged from the supply room

If you won the lottery, what would you do?
Look into real estate

Do you cry in front of your friends?
I try not to

What's one thing you like to do alone?
Read and write

When's the last time you cried?
I can't remember

How many drinks before you're tipsy?
Depends on the drink

Do you have problems changing clothes in front of friends?
Nope- we have a naked policy here at AU

What is the sexiest thing the opposite sex can wear that catches your eye?
Just an old ballcap (Got Root, perhaps?) and relax clothes

Do you like to kiss or hug?
Depends who it is!

Do you like to shop?
It's at least a weekly treat

Are your friends married or single?
Coupled with someone

How long have you known your best friend?
Since the 7th grade

Do you like the rain? Thunderstorms?
Love them both

What was your weight when you were born?
8 lbs, something ounces

What time were you born?
2-3 p.m. sometime
Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
8:29 pm

Your Linguistic Profile:



70% General American English

25% Yankee

5% Dixie

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern




oo1. What is your name? Jenny
oo2. Spell your name backwards: Ynnej
oo3. Date of birth: 3/11/84
oo4. Male or female? Female
oo5. Astrological sign: Pisces
oo6. Nicknames: Penny, Jen
oo7. Occupation? Student, Intern for the Geophysical Laboratory at the Carnegie Institute in D.C.
oo8. Height: 5'4"
oo9. Weight: 112ish, when I’m not pigging out on Easter candy
o1o. Hair color: Reddish blond
o11. Eye color: Bluish, grayish, greenish
o12. Where were you born? Charleston, WV
o13. Where do you reside now? Morgantown, West Virginia
o14. Age: 21
o15. Screen names: ruffian1184
o16. E-mail: jsmith48@mix.wvu.edu
o17. What does your screen name stand for? The most famous filly racehorse of all time with my birth day digits and year.
o18. What is your lj name? fric
o19. What does your LJ name stand for? My nickname from 7th grade history class
o21. Number of candles you blew out on your last birthday cake? 22, one to grow on
o22. Piercings? 2
o23. Tattoos? None
o24. Shoe size: 8
o25. Righty or lefty? Righty
o26. Wearing: Guess jeans, 3 quarter length sleeve V neck earth-toned top, Naturalizer brown leather sandles, pink thong, CK red lace bra, gray hair clip, Celebrate Life purpose wrist band, Seiko silver watch, gold sapphire ring, blue hair tie, gold topaz necklace, gold earrings, brown leather belt
o27. Hearing: The hum of my computer
o28. Feeling: Tired
o29. Eating/drinking: Nothing

~Boys/Girls/Love/Kissing/And Other Stuff~

o61. Have you ever been in love? Yes.
o62. How many people have you told "I love you"? 2
o63. How many people have you been in REAL love with? 1
o64. Have you ever kissed someone of the same sex: Oh yeah
o65. What do you look for in a guy: He has to take care of me, make me laugh, understand where I’m coming from…
o67. What's the first thing you notice about the opposite sex: Smile, eyes, personality
o68. What type of guy do you usually go for? Guys who are one-of-a-kind… sometimes that’s good… sometimes it’s bad.
o69. Do you have a crush right now? Mmhm
o70. If so who is it? Shhhh, secret.
o71. Who is the first person you kissed? Depends on the definition of “kissed”
o72. Do you believe in fate? I hope so!
o73. Do you believe in love at first sight? No
o74. Do you remember your first love? Yes
o75. Do you believe in soul mates? I don’t know
o76. If so do you believe you'll ever find yours? Lord, I hope so

~Family Stuff~

o77. How many siblings do you have: 1
o78. What are your siblings' names? Laura
o79. What are their ages? 17
o80. How many siblings does your mother have:: 5
o81. How many siblings does your father have:: 2
o82. Is your family close? Yes
o83. Does your family get together for holidays? Yes
o84. Do you have a drunk uncle? No
o85. Who is your favorite relative? My Uncle Mitch and Aunts Tracy, Colleen, and Barbie
o86. Do you have any nieces or nephews? A LOT.
o87. Are your parents divorced? No
o88. Do you have step parents? No
o89. Has your family ever disowned another member of your family? Well… sort of.
o90. If so for what? Because he was a total jerk.
o91. Did some of your family come to America from another country? IRELAND!
o92. Any medical problems run through your family? Cancer out the wazoo.

WHAT HAPPENED TO LIKE 30 OF THE QUESTIONS?!?!?!

~Music Stuff~

121. What song do you swear was written about you or your life? Runaround
122. What's the most embarrassing cd you own? Boys II Men, my 1st
123. What's the best cd you own? Lowlife
124. What song do you absolutely hate? Any rap
125. Do you sing in the shower? All the time.
126. What song reminds you of that special someone? There are too many songs

~Okay, I Name An Artist And You Name A Lyric~

127. Pink: um?
128. Aerosmith: “Just push play, fuckin’ A!”
129. Madonna: “Like a virgin, touched for the very first time”
130. Korn: er?
131. Backstreet Boys: "I Want it That Way"
132. The Beatles: “Do you wanna know a secret?”
133. Sublime: ah?
134. J.Lo: blah
135. *Nsync: “Bye, bye, bye!”
136. Limp Bizkit:
137. Britney Spears: "You drive me crazy."
138. Creed: "I just heard the news today..."
139. Enrique Iglesias: "I can be your hero, baby."
140. Good Charlotte: hmm...
141. Christina Aguilera: “I am beautiful in every single way…”
142. Eminem:
143. New Found Glory: hm..
144. Kelly Clarkson: “Such a beautiful, such a beautiful disaster…”
145. Kelly Osbourne:
146. Mandy Moore:
147. Spice Girls: "If you wanna be my lover…”
148. Aaliyah:
149. Nelly: “It’s getting hot in here!”
150. Alicia Keys: "I-I-I-Ke-ep-on-fallin..."
151. Incubus: “To see you when I wake up is a gift…”

~Favorites~

152. Color: Blue
153. Food: Salads, chicken, white chocolate, gummies, seafood, Chinese
154. Song: Freebird, Runaround, Stairway to Heaven, Moonshine, Desperado
155. Show: Sex and the City, Jeopardy
156. School Subject: English
157. Band/singer: Lynard Skynard, Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Lowlife, OAR
158. Animal: Horses
159. Outfit: Either dressed way up or down
160. Radio station: My computer
161. Movie: Young Frankenstein, All About Eve, Princess Bride, Seabiscuit, Groundhog Day, Big Fish, Love Actually, Pride and Prejudice
162. Pair of shoes: My summer sneakers with the cut-outs
163. Cartoon: Family Guy, Simpsons
164. Actor: Bill Murray
165. Actress: Bette Davis
166. Potato Chip: Tostidos
167. Drink: Sprite
168. Alcholic drink: Strawberry daquiri
169. Holiday: Christmas Eve
170. Perfume/cologne: Chanel Number 5
171. Pizza topping: Mushrooms, sliced tomatoes, sausage, chicken, pesto, garlic
172. Jello flavor: strawberry
173. Lunch meat: turkey and corned beef
174. Board game: Cranium
175. Video game: Mario Kart
176. Website: www.homestarrunner.com
177. Book: The Scarlet Pimpernel, Pride and Prejudice
178. Computer game: Sims, Baldur’s Gate
179. Number: 3
180. Cereal: Frosted Mini Wheats, Fruity Pebbles, Raisin Bran
181. Comedian: Chris Rock, Bill Cosby
182. Dessert: Chocolate mousse
183. Disney character: Prince Phillip, the horse from Beauty and the Beast
184. Clothing store: American Eagle, Gap, Express, J. Crew, Guess, Learner
185. Pastime: Horseback riding
186. Teacher: Dr. Good, Dr. Hazen
187. Childhood toy: My stuffed animals
188. Carnival game/ride: Rollercoasters
189. Candy bar: Hershey Crunch, Mr. Goodbar, Baby Ruth, White Chocolate Reese Cups
190. Magazine: Cosmo
191. Salad dressing: Ranch or honey mustard
192. Thing to do on the weekend: Sleep and read
193. Hot drink: Hot chocolate
194. Season: Spring and summer
195. Sport to watch: Horse racing, basketball
196. Person to talk to online: Everyone!

So it's finals time, and here are my grade prospects:

Comm 105 - Most definitely A
Comm 308 - Most definitely A
Shakespeare - Most definitely A
TAing - A or I'll cry
English 201 - Very close... and only because I forgot to turn in a paper on time. It went from a 96 to an 86. :( Soooooooooo, it all depends on my final paper and Writer's Journals! It'll be the first non 4.0 in 2 years.

Classes for next semester

English 302, Editing
English 304, Business Writing
English 111, Intro to CW
Comm 306, Orgs and Insts
History 255, Colonial America
Yoga
Kickboxing

Wheeeeeeeeee!
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
4:36 pm
NAME: Jenny
SCREENNAME: Ruffian1184
PIERCING/TATOO: Ears
CREDIT CARD: Visa
ENEMY: Haha, who knows?
CONCERT: Fall Fest, Freshman year

LASTS..
FUN CAR RIDE: with Jenn back to MoTown
KISS: Matt
BOOK: Harry Potter 5, just to recap for the 6th!
MOVIE SEEN: Wimbledon
FOOD CONSUMED: Strawberry yogurt
PHONE CALL: Jennifer
CD PLAYED: My MP3 player song list
SODA: Sprite and Rootbear at the Beast
TIME SCOLDED: What?
SHORT ANSWER..
I AM: nervous
I WANT: to be satisfied in about two hours
I HAVE: alcohol I'm tempted to drink in my fridge
I WISH: I wasn't so pessimistic
I HATE: Eric for being a dick today
I WONDER: if my talk will go good
I LOVE: good talks
I ACHE: because I went to the gym after a week of nothing
I ALWAYS: worry about everything
I AM NOT: a calm person
I DANCE: TERRIBLY
I SANG: along to my MP3 player on the way to class
I CRY: because my pills make me emotional
I AM NOT ALWAYS: prompt with time
I WRITE: all the time for my English major
I WIN: and I like winning
I LOSE: and I hate losing
I CONFUSE: myself a lot
I NEED: a good man
I SHOULD: work harder this semester

YES or NO..
YOU KEEP A DIARY: No
YOU LIKE TO COOK: I'm not good at it and I'm too impatient for it
YOU HAVE A SECRET YOU HAVEN'T SHARED WITH ANYONE: I like to talk... I tell most of my own secrets to at least one person.

DO YOU..
HAVE A CERTAIN SOMEONE: Maybe?
WANT TO GET MARRIED: Someday!
GET MOTION SICKNESS: Nah, only when I have weird vertigo sickness
THINK YOU'RE A HEALTH FREAK: about getting muscles, yes
GET ALONG WITH YOUR PARENTS: Really well, unless I'm in a pissy mood
LIKE THUNDERSTORMS: Oh, I love them.

YOUR..
NAME WAS ALMOST: Jennifer, it wasn't anything but
MIDDLE NAME: Lynn
MOMS NAME: Lynn
SIBLINGS: Laura
HAIR: Red, espeically right now
EYES: Hazel technically
BIRTHDAY: Mar. 11, 1984
BIRTHPLACE: Charleston, WV
SCHOOL: West Virginia University

FAVORITES..
NUMBER: 3
COLOR: Blue
DAY: Christmas eve
MONTH: May
SONG: "Freebird"
SEASON: Spring/ summer
DRINK: sprite, smoothie
DISNEY CHARACTER: Sleeping Beauty, Aerial, Prince Phillip

PREFERENCES..
CUDDLE OR MAKE OUT: Cuddle
VANILLA OR CHOCOLATE: Chocolate
DAY OR NIGHT: Night
LAUGHING OR PARTYING: Laughing
POOLS OR BEACHES: Beaches

IN THE LAST 24 HOURS HAVE YOU..
CRIED: Yes
HELPED SOMEONE: Yes
BOUGHT SOMETHING: Yes
GOTTEN SICK: No
GONE TO THE MOVIES: No
THOUGHT ABOUT SEX: Yes
SAID "I Love You": No
WRITTEN A REAL LETTER: No
TALKED TO AN EX: Yes
MISSED AN EX: Not him, feelings I had yes, but not the person
WRITTEN IN A JOURNAL: Yes, this one
HAD A SERIOUS TALK: No, but soon
MISSED SOMEONE: Yes
HUGGED SOMEONE: Yes
Sunday, February 13th, 2005
11:21 pm
Quiz - 30 Question Christmas Survey and More


Just throwing out some random favourite Xmas stuff. Feel free to steal and fill out.

1. Favourite Xmas song (religious)? The First Noel
2. Favourite Xmas song (secular)? Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bell Rock, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, 12 Pains of Christmas
3. Favourite Xmas cookie to eat? Chocolate pretzel shaped ones
4. Favourite Xmas cookie to bake? Chocolate chip?
5. Christmas dinner - Turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls
6. Open presents Xmas Eve or Xmas Day? Xmas Day morning.
7. Open one present Xmas Eve and the rest Xmas Day? Nope
8. Still do stockings? Of course!
9. Easiest person to buy for? My friends
10. Hardest person to buy for? My dad.
11. How much do you spend per person on Christmas presents? Depends!
12. Best present you ever got? Eric visting for New Year.
13. Biggest thing on your wish list this year? A Lucy blanket.
14. What kinds of decorations do you put up? Lights, tree, Santa figurines, snowman figurines, anvel figurines, stockings, bells, etc. Christmas stuff...
15. Mini lights or full size indoor lights on your Xmas tree? Full size multi-colored.
16. Coloured coordinated tree or jumble of stuff collected through the years? Jumble. We have stuff from before I was born!
17. Weirdest decoration on your tree? Handmade gradeschool crap... it really is crap!
18. Favourite Xmas cartoon? The Grinch.
19. Least favourite Xmas cartoon? Really recent creations.
20. Favourite Xmas movie? It's a Wonderful Life
21. Least favourite Xmas movie? A Christmas Story
22. Any strange Xmas traditions in your family? Mass of Christmas Eve, checking out the lights on the blvd, counting the lights on our street, hanging up the stockings, leaving Santa his cookies and milk, the Christmas pickle...
23. Boxing Day: Yay or Nay? Yay, we made boxes in Junior High. It was fun!
24. Ever been to see the Nutcracker ballet? Yes, in Pittsburgh with Eric and Paul.
25. How likely is it you'll have a white Christmas where you live? Not likely, but it happens.
26. Do you send Christmas cards? Real or e-cards? Rwal to my close friends.
27. When did you get up Xmas morning as a kid? Well, I woke up religiously around 6 or 7. Presents open at 8.
28. Who is at your house to open presents on Xmas? Me, Laura, Mom, Dad
29. Do you like wrapping presents or hate it? A combination. If I'm in the mood, I could wrap all day... but sometimes it's a real chore.
30. Do you like candy canes? I hate them. I can't stand peppermint.
1:07 pm
Global Personality Test Results
Stability (16%) very low which suggests you are extremely worrying, insecure, emotional, and anxious.
Orderliness (76%) high which suggests you are overly organized, reliable, neat, and hard working at the expense too often of flexibility, efficiency, spontaneity, and fun.
Extraversion (52%) medium which suggests you are moderately talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting.
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Jung Explorer Test
Actualized type: ESTJ
(who you are)
ESTJ - "Administrator". Much in touch with the external environment. Very responsible. Pillar of strength. 8.7% of total population.
Preferred type: ESTJ
(who you prefer to be)
ESTJ - "Administrator". Much in touch with the external environment. Very responsible. Pillar of strength. 8.7% of total population.
Attraction type: ESFP
(who you are attracted to)
ESFP - "Entertainer". Radiates attractive warmth and optimism. Smooth, witty, charming, clever. Fun to be with. Very generous. 8.5% of the total population.

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12:50 pm


You Are "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow"





Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Forget a new iPod or laptop...
What you want Christmas morning is a winter wonderland.







Your Christmas is Most Like: A Very Brady Christmas





For you, it's all about sharing times with family.
Even if you all get a bit cheesy at times.






You Are a Fruitcake!





You taste like nothing else in this world.
And get ready, you're about to get tossed!






You Were Nice This Year!





You're an uber-perfect person who is on the top of Santa's list.
You probably didn't even *think* any naughty thoughts this year.
Unless you're a Mormon, you've probably been a little too good.
Is that extra candy cane worth being a sweetheart for 365 days straight?


12:39 pm

YOU ARE BASIL


What herb are you?
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Earth Mama
You're an earth mother! Your friends sometimes
call you Gaea, because you're the original
earth goddess! You and your kids both have
dirt under your fingernails, and you spend as
much of your time as possible out of doors.
Your kids have an incredible appreciation for
nature.


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Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin: a wild ride through
the back alleys of toontown! The only ride
with a PG sense of humour in the G rated world
of Disneyland, you are zany, wild, and a little
bit of a loose screw. Energetic and colorful,
you go at full speed, even though your taxi-car
vehicles actually have four flat tires!
Despite your older humor, you are a kid at
heart and kids most relate to your cartoony
world and like you the best. You've been know
to make the adults a little queasy and a litte
bit dizzy. You leave your visitors dazed, a
little confused, but more often, extremely
amused. You take us to the places we'd never
see in a ride featuring the straight-laced
Mickey, but somehow you're still all Disney.


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Siamese
You are a Siamese! You are fun-loving, playful,
energetic, talkative, and exotic. You are the
center of attention and you love every minute
of it.


What breed of cat are you?
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DHsusan
Congratulations! You are Susan Mayer, the divorcee
and single mom who will go to extraordinary
lengths for love.


Which Desperate Housewife are you?
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Your World (Part Three): How do you see your world [girls]

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Your World (Part One): What is your world made of? [girls]

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2004
1:17 pm
I had the best weekend. On Friday night Eric came back from roving and told me he was going to Pittsburgh on Saturday with Boreman. At first, I was a little peeved since it had been a while since both of us had been in Morgantown at the same time and was looking forward to the "kick me out at 2:00 a.m. time." Especially since RAs don't get nights off in December because of finals and such. Then he told me the news- I was invited to go with him for free!

So we got on the bus at 10 a.m. and were given a really good bag lunch. No kidding, a good bag lunch. It had all sorts of fruit, bagels, and muffins in it. Then came the road games, Paul's idea, and a fabulous one at that. So we eventually got to Pittsburgh at around 11:30. Eric, Paul, and I roamed for a little bit before stumbling across this beautiful, magical place called Dave and Busters. We walked inside, only to be told you had to be 21 to go in, or have a person at least 25 in your party. We were really bummed at first, but then the lady seemed to take a liking to us and sneaked us in the side. Bwhahahaha. Then the fun began!

I can see why it was 21 and over… there was an open bar, but that’s not what made the place so cool. They had every video game imaginable. I rode a horse racing simulator, shot zombies and bad guys, raced a pod from Star Wars, shot spaceships, karate fought, and so much more. We only had 1 ½ hours to play, so I didn’t get to do everything I wanted, but the experience was well worth it.

Since Doc and Shawna didn’t go on the trip (Boreman RFLs), the Parisers took us out to eat at PF Chang’s. I’d never had gourmet Chinese food before, and let me tell you- you’ll never go back to the takeout/ buffet stuff again! Mmmm. I had chicken and cashews and chicken lettuce wraps.

With an only an hour to kill, Paul, Eric, and I just headed out to a quiet bar to watch basketball and chat about the crew and women. Just like old times. I never really realized how much I missed hanging out as a threesome until last weekend.

On to the Nutcracker! We went to the theatre and got a backstage tour which showed us all the inner workings and history of the building. Quite interesting. The play began at 8, ended at 10. I’d never seen the Nutcracker before (yes, shoot me), but recognized all the music. The pit orchestra was fantastic! And the dancers… so pretty! When I have kids I’ll take them every year!

We all got home a little before 11:30 p.m. I met Eric and Dave at the Mountainlair for nachos after I unpacked all my free soda that was leftover and we went back to Boreman to watch a prison study in England modeled after the Stanford Prison Study. Extremely different results. I hadn’t seen something that funny in a long time.

This week has been creeping by. I had a final yesterday. I have a final tonight and a portfolio due on Friday. My other portfolio and final are on Monday (History and Tech Writing). I want another 4.0, darn it, but I guess all I really have to do is stay above a 3.8 to get into law school. Admissions are crazy! You have to have at least a 3.6 to get in anywhere worth the money. I just don’t want to blow my GPA. I was hoping to graduate with at least a 3.9 so I could be summa cum lade.

So, anyway, my schedule for next semester is as follows:

Monday
9:30 POLS 102, Intro to American Government
10:30 ENGL 201 Advanced Composition
12:30 ENGL 263 Shakespeare I

Tuesday
1:00 COMM 105 Mass Media
2:30 COMM 308 Nonverbal
5:30 COMM 491 TAing for Comm 305

Wednesday
9:30 POLS 102, Intro to American Government
10:30 ENGL 201 Advanced Composition
12:30 ENGL 263 Shakespeare I

Thursday
1:00 COMM 105 Mass Media
2:30 COMM 308 Nonverbal
PE 146 Self Defense

Friday
9:30 POLS 102, Intro to American Government
10:30 ENGL 201 Advanced Composition
12:30 ENGL 263 Shakespeare I

Not too bad. I’m not very concerned. I’m taking the break from writing classes. All I’ll have writing for on a weekly basis is Adv. Comp. Shakespeare will have some, but nothing terrible.

This will almost complete my Comm minor and begin my PolySci one. Plus I get three classes with Eric. Bwhahahaha.

He did the best boyfriend thing the other day. I was bummed and had the "I Need a Hero" lyrics on my away message. He replied with Enrique Iglesis's "Hero" lyrics. It brighened up my 221 TAing office hours. Boyfriends are nice sometimes, when they aren't buttheads. Hahaha.

Can't wait to start a hopefully non-stressful personal life semester. There was far too much drama this Fall.
Sunday, November 14th, 2004
7:31 pm
Wonderful weekend at home! The older I get, the more I miss my family and the more I want one just like my own someday!

Miss Molly Moo, my puppy, hardly looks puppyish anymore. While this depresses me, I realize that she's capable of a whole lot more than she used to be. This dog is one athlete. Guess that relates back to the shepard and retriever in her.

Finals are coming up. Will this be a President's List 3peat? I know I'll at least get Dean's, but lord would I rather the 4. Oy, how I hate the stress of finals.

It's good to have Charlie back. Now Eric and I don't have to rely on the generosity of others to go see The Incredibles or scarf down at Great Chinese. Plans without transportation do not go hand in hand.

Went shopping this weekend. Bought bras and underwear. Mom's disturbed that I can't think of a good list for Christmas. I simply don't really need anything. I'm perfectly happy with everything I already have, thank you very much!

Not much to say...
Sunday, November 7th, 2004
6:51 pm

12:35 am
An addition to my last livejournal entry...

I was not targeting any one person with my entry. I have seen MULTIPLE messages about Kerry supporters. I don't think I'd be sick and tired of seeing them if it was just one that I'd noticed.

Point two- Kerry supporters are NOT anti-Americans. We love this country, that's why we voted. We wouldn't have voted if we didn't love America and cared what direction its leadership took. We just disagree with Bush supporters about certain elements of leadership. My person opinion is that Bush's fundamentals don't match those that have made America the wonderful country it is. I love the USA, but hate Bush.

Kerry supporters may be whining, but so are Bush supporters now that we're questioning their leader (and have been for 4 years already). It's like the pot calling the kettle black. If both sides would just shut the hell up, we could all live in peace with our own personal opinions.

And as for being sore losers- the same thing applies. Don't be sore-winners. That's what causes tension.

So everyone just shut up about the election. It's over. I don't want to hear anymore celebrating or whining. Let's just get on with these upcoming four years. It won't be long until we're all battling it out again over the next two presidental candidates.

Sheesh... people. If I can get over this ordeal (knowing how I feel about Kerry and liberals in general), everyone else certainly can.
Saturday, November 6th, 2004
7:22 pm

So I'm trying to figure out what I want for Christmas... so far all I have is:

1. The Notebook DVD

2. Joan of Arcadia, Season 1 DVD

Hmmmm. What to ask for.... I just don't really need anything. I'm sure that will go over GREAT with Mom. Next time I go home I'm expecting to get grilled for ideas. Oy.

Not so jazzed about the outcome of the election. Especially how people are acting. It was to be expected that Kerry supporters would be upset. I myself am very distressed. If Bush's next four years turn out to be anything close to what these past four were, I'm in for a lot of worries. I don't predict a change... but as I see it, we'll be rid of the Bush family for good in just a couple years because there's no way Republicans would ever let the twins try to run for office. Haha. Sometimes conservative beliefs actually serve a beneficial purpose! Okay, enough of that! But, my main complaint is how Bush supporters are acting. Stop rubbing it in the faces of those who voted for Kerry. You got your president of choice. We have every right to be fearful and voice it. Republicans have nothing to complain about, so shut up. Seriously, if I see one more message telling Kerry supporters to pack their bags to Canada, I'll know for sure what terribly pathetic winners Republicans are.

On a brighter note, McGraw went DOWN. Bwhahahaha. Hello, Judge Benjamin! Mom's really excited. The Benjamins are such great people. It's just sad he has to leave my mom's firm now... but I guess that does have its perks for RAM.

Eric and I are trying to devise a way to go see The Incredibles. Since my car's at home until I go back to pick it up, we have no transportation. Best yet, the new Star Wars preview is at the beginning of the flick! Very exciting!

So I'm looking at law schools... I'll have a tough choice ahead of me. My decision will basically rely on my test scores. I'm vollying a few in my head now... OSU, UCONN, UVA, U Mich., Pitt, Maryland, Washington and Lee... eh, I don't know!

Friday, November 5th, 2004
6:02 pm - Update in general

Wow, so a lot has happened since I last posted!

So there are mice living in our ceiling... very creepy. I'm really having a hard time coping with that knowlege.

My adviser is an ass and gave me the wrong pin number so I didn't get into some of the classes I wanted to take. Ah, well, it's not as if I'm missing out on anything. I just had to rearrange my plan a bit. So here we are: Advanced Composition, Shakespeare I, Self Defense, TAing for Comm. 305, Nonverbal Communication, Mass Media, and Creative Writing NonFiction. I may get to drop the CWNF for CW Fiction Workshop. That would be great. Eric and I have all the Comms together right now, but I may drop Nonverbal for Business Writing. I need to get that concentration done!

Yeah, so I might go to Law School (but not here). My grades are ridiculous and I'm not feeling the whole poor English major thing. Plus it's in my blood. I already have a jump on everyone else, I suppose. If I do Corporate law, my English major is absolutely ideal to apply with. Especially with a concentration in PWE and a Comm. minor. Bwhaha.

I'm contemplating applying to be an RA. This could prove problematic, however, because if I don't get it, housing would be a very touchy situation. And you don't find out if you got the job until late in the year... bahhhhhhh. It's just something I've always wanted to do and next year is my last time to try. My parents told me not to as a Sophomore and I thought they didn't want me to this year either. I would never have done something they didn't want... but I just found out that they had actually wanted me to apply for this year. Parents can be so confusing. So the moral is I might apply for next year. I'd have so much fun helping the residents... and beating them when they're bad. It's just a matter of getting in... ahhhhhhhhh.

I was a flapper for Halloween. Eric was the old man from the SNL commercial "Oops, I crapped my pants!" It was a laugh, to be sure.

Now for some pics from the Boreman Ball, parties, and whatever!

5:50 pm
**Stolen from Meghan

Okay- survey for you all out there in cyberspace:
FIRSTS
First best friend: My sister since her birth when I was 4, then Emily Powell in the 1st grade
First real memory of something: Watching my dad paint my room yellow when I was still in the crib and getting ready for "graduation"
First car: 2003 Mazda Protege LX, aka "Charlie"
First date: Movie and then a dinner at Benegans
First real kiss: In the mall after hours after the first date
First break-up: Rickie, his dorm room, October of Freshman year
First job: Kohl's cashier
First screen name: Ruffian1184
First self purchased album: The Best of Queen and Boys II Men
First funeral: My grandma's
First pets: I was a science teacher's daughter. We had so many pets at one time that it was scary. But as for dogs: Gandalf and Brandywine
First piercing/tattoo: Ears, Thanksgiving break of Freshman year
First credit card: I only have a debt
First true love: Eric
First enemy: Lynnsay, grrrrrrrr
First big trip: Myrtle Beach, I was in diapers
First musician you remember hearing in your house: I don't know... I just remember dancing with the Solid Gold Dancers

LASTS
Last big car ride: Home a few weeks ago
Last good cry: A bit ago
Last library book checked out: 1984
Last movie seen: Star Wars
Last beverage drank: Water
Last food consumed: white chocolate reese cups
Last phone call: Jennifer
Last time showered: Last night
Last shoes worn: Black sketchers dress shoes
Last cd played: My romantic mix
Last annoyance: Waiting for Eric to call (turned out he was waiting for me to come home to surprise me... haha)
Last time scolded: For making Eric wait so long for me to come home (he sounds like a woman sometimes)
Last shirt worn: cute little black top... too hard to explain
Last website visited: http://www.livejournal.com
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004
1:56 pm
Perfect Guy Survey

Hair color?: Dark brown... chocolatey
Eye color?: Blue... bright blue.
Height?: A little taller than me is just fine... but no taller than 5'11 or so. I hate tall guys.
Six pack?: Fine by me! But I don't like really big muscles. Just keep it toned.
Long hair or short?: Not too short, but not too long. I like a little shag.
Glasses?: Eh, they get in the way.
Piercings?: No thank you
Eyebrows?: Shouldn't everyone have eyebrows?
Big butt or little?: Hard butt. That's what matters!
Chest hair?: NONE. Please, God, none.
Buff or skinny?: Not buff. I like my guys with a toned build.
Teeth?: Teeth don't really matter, so long as they aren't deformed or black or anything.
Section 2
Funny or serious?: You have to be both... but I need someone who knows how to have fun most of the time. He has to be able to cut loose and be silly around me... but really talk when I need someone.
Party-hopper or more stay-at-home?: Both, well, so long as he's party hopping with me!
Should he be able to bake or cook?: Yes, because I can't!
Does he have a best friend?: Of course.
Is it okay for him to have a lot of female friends?: So long as they are ugly. ;) Nah, female friends are fine. I have a lot of guy friends.
Out-going or shy?: Outgoing
Sarcastic or sincere?: Both, but not mean sarcastic. Cute, joking sarcastic is good.
Does he love his mother?: Me must
Should he watch chick-flicks?: I really don't care
Would he be a smoker?: ABSOLUTELY NOT
How about a drinking?: In moderation
And swearing?: Not too dirty a mouth, please
Would he play with your hair?: Yes, and scratches my back or else!
Would he have more than one girlfriend at a time?: Not if it's serious!
Would he pay for you when you're on a date?: We'd take turns
Does he kiss on the first date?: It's up to him
Where would you go for dinner?: Picnic, restaurant, my house, doesn't matter
Would he buy you flowers?: On special occasions
Would he lay under the stars with you and spout random philosophies?: Whoa, we're doing that tonight... Seriously!
Would he write poetry about you?: Funny poetry is fine
Would he use endearments?: From time to time
Would he hang out with your and YOUR friends?: I'd like for him to be able to
How about you hanging out with him and HIS friends?: Sure, if they're nice
Would he walk you up to the door at the end of the evening?: He doesn't have to, but it's nice
Would you hold hands?: I like hooking arms better. Old fashioned. Hehe
Section 3
Does he play soccer?: Just play something.
Baseball?: Just play something.
Football?: Just play something.
Basketball?: Just play something.
Water polo?: Just play something.
Golf or something equally boring?: As long as he actually does a real sport
Does he surf?: If he wants
Skateboard?: I don't care
Snowboard?: Don't care
Can he sing?: It would be nice
Play the guitar?: Could be sexy
Play piano?: Doesn't matter
Play the drums?: Eh
Can he keep his room clean?: He keeps it good enough
Is he an artist of sorts?: NO. I hate artsy guys.
Does he write his own music?: No
Does he have pets?: No cats, YES YES YES dogs
Section 4
Does he use the word dude?: Sure
How about tight?: I don't care
Would he watch the sun rise and set with you?: Yes
What kind of car does he drive?: Not some macho truck
How old is he?: Either a year younger or older or same
What's his name?: Either Eric or Matt. We'll see here in a few months.
1:53 pm
01. I have a cell phone.
02. I'm obsessed with high heels.
03. I'm the youngest child.
04. I am a shopoholic.
05. I love hoop earrings.
06. I am a libra.
07. I love vodka.

[Note....there was no 8....why?]

09. I can't live without lip gloss.
10. I can't live without music.
11. I lived in Purgatory for 3 months. (figuratively, I did)
12. I spend money I don't have.
13. I'll be in college forever.
14. I've seen Jason Mraz.
15. I get annoyed easily.
16. I eventually want kids.
18. I have more then a couple of horrible memories.
19. I am addicted to Lizzie McGuire.
20. I am a person [well ok then lol]
21. My first kiss was when I was 18. [So close, I was 19!]
22. I start film school in February.
23. I love taking pictures.
24. I hate girls who are fake.
25. I can be mean when I want to.
26. My dreams are bizarre.
27. One of my close friends is gay.
28. I have way too many purses.
29. I've seen 'Fight Club' at least 45 times.
30. I usually dress how I feel that day.
31. I love Sex and the City!
32. Sometimes I cry for almost no reason.
33. I hate when people are late.
34. I procrastinate.
35. I love winter.
36. I have too many clothes for my closet/dresser.
37. I love to sleep.
38. I wish I were smarter.
39. I am afraid of flying.
40. I hate drama.
41. I am addicted to 'The O.C.'
42. I love my hair.
43. I never fight with my parents.
44. I love the beach.
45. I have never had the chicken pox.
46. I'm excited for the future.
47. I can't control my emotions.
48. I can't wait till New Year's.
49. I love the show 'Rich Girls'.
50. I love my friends.
51. Christmas is my favorite holiday.
52. I can be very insecure sometimes.
53. I have never broken a bone.
54. I hate racism.
55. I hate my computer.
56. I love guys that play the guitar.
57. I state the obvious.
58. I'm a happy person.
59. I love to dance.
61. I hate cleaning my room.
62. I tend to get jealous very easily.
63. I love cute underwear.
64. I love John Mayer.
65. I cry when I see animals/people getting hurt/abused.
66. I want to go to Greece.
67. I don't like to study for tests.

68. I love God.
69. I am too forgiving.
70. I have a horrible sense of direction.
71. I love(d) high school.
72. I have a talent of sweet-talking my way out of things.
73. I'm a daddy's girl.
74. I love kisses.
75. I love the color pink.
76. I love to sew.
77. I have green eyes.
78. I love the Olsen Twins.
79. I played soccer for 14 years.
80. I become stressed easily.
81. I hate liars.
82. I like comfy sweatpants.

83. Paul Walker is my dream guy.
84. I love the smell of asphalt after it's rained.
85. I love my family.
86. I hate needles.
87. I am a perfectionist.

88. I always wanted to learn to play the drums.
90. I am still a virgin.
91. I would love to have my own fashion line.
92. I can be quite selfish.
93. I still act like a little kid.
94. Above all, I despise dishonesty.
95. I love pictures.
96. I love music.

97. I wish I were more motivated when it comes to school.
98. I love getting stuff in the mail.
99. I have problems letting go of people.
100. I hate the feeling of being alone.

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