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Sunday, September 10, 2006

2:02AM - Just because I watched this tonight...big surprise:

Which Dead Poets Society Character Are You?

You are TODD ANDERSON. You're painfully shy and live in the shadow of others. You have a hidden poet inside of you - now if you would only speak up once in awhile!
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Current mood: tired

Thursday, August 31, 2006

4:09PM - Save the Crab!





Current mood: dorky

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

3:15PM - Life

Okay, first of all, all I have to say is Greg Maddux. Didn’t we learn our lesson the LAST time we let him go? The end. (Because if I go into it anymore, I may begin to rant and rave.)

Second of all…I have been so bummed the last two days. There’s this photographer for the paper that I work at that was killed on Sunday. I only talked to the guy like twice but I’m still super bummed (I had a chance to tell him that I dabbled in photography as well but didn’t…that kind of makes me sad). He lived in my neighborhood, which I didn’t know until I saw the paper yesterday morning, and had a wife and a 6-year old boy. He was killed while riding his motorcycle home from work when a drunken man that was being chased by the cops ran into him. Although my dad still finds a way to blame him (a man with a family has responsibilities and shouldn’t be taking risks like driving a motorcycle blah blah blah), I don’t see any reason why he should now be dead. It was just so shocking and so … ugh. To be cliché about it…you think you are so invincible that you forget how precious life really is, and it’s a scary thought. I don’t want to think about it anymore, and I don't know why I am stuck on this, but I can’t help it and I don’t know why I’m so bummed by it. God bless him and his family and be with them during this tough time.

In other news, I wonder whether I should continue to ponder a career in photography. This is the second photographer this summer that has died unexpectedly. I’m only half serious but …hmmm…

Current mood: gloomy

Friday, July 21, 2006

10:44AM - Hmmm...

if i hear about how quiet i am and how i "don't talk, don't say anything!", one more time, i may projectile vomit. since when is being reserved, polite and quiet a character flaw? i kinda see it as a kind of lost art in this day and age. i'm a listener, not an in your face "look at me" type person. deal with it.

Current mood: working

Thursday, April 20, 2006

3:54PM - just in case you missed the message:

i am now in the process of becoming the proud owner of a media arts minor.
and did i mention that i am crazy? :)

Current mood: scholarly

Monday, April 10, 2006

7:24PM - hmmm...maybe there IS hope for the future:

Well, thanks to the wonderful-ness of life and my journalism class, I found out the end result of the first story I was complaining about last night. It seems that the superintendent of the school actually has some common sense, unlike the principal, and after hearing the actual facts of the case, canceled the hearing almost immediately and is giving the boy the chance to finish his schoolwork from when he was suspended and get his grades back up. (He got an F in CITIZENSHIP of all things...ha!) I love the last quote by the little guy: "'I know I did the right thing,' he said, 'and I need to do the right thing no matter what they say or do.'" AMEN! Maybe he WILL continue to be a good kid from now on.

Current mood: impressed butstill incredulous

Sunday, April 9, 2006

11:30PM - doing the right thing and how glad i am that i don't want to work in hard news media

Yeah so I've definitely heard some depressing stuff on the news lately. You would think I would now talk about the Iraq war, horrible weather, etc. But no...I'm talking about the poor kids of today. I would hate to be one of them. Just last week I was intrigued enough to stay with the news to find out that a school was considering suspending or expelling (I don't remember) a boy because he brought a Swiss Army knife to school. Okay, no problem...BUT I then find out that the boy claimed he and his dad had been using it when fishing that weekend and after slipping it in his pocket, he forgot about it. Okay, a small problem because it was the dad telling us this and sometimes parents will believe ANYTHING their darling angels tell them. THEN, here's the killer: The poor kid had the decency and brains to TURN THE KNIFE IN and that's when the school admin. found out about it and decided to think about suspending and/or expelling the little guy. WTF? Even if he brought it to school on purpose, he obviously realized that what he was doing was wrong and that it would be best to come clean and turn it in....detention or Saturday school would be plenty (and even that would be unfair if he were telling the truth about forgetting it was in his pocket). What are we teaching our young ones these days about honesty here folks? Now, whenever a kid (especially at that school) has to deal w/something that goes wrong, accidentally or not, they are going to think twice, because they will get in trouble if they go to their teachers/admin...and it's hard enough to be honest when you are a kid that age. That kid could have just as easily not told anyone and kept it to himself the entire day and I'm sure no one would have been the wiser and he would have been home with no difficulty. But no, the kid does the right thing and he gets in mucho trouble. Ugh...I feel for ya buddy. I don't know the ultimate result of the situation but if you get expelled/suspended...I'm sorry that you will probably never do the right thing again. You were a good kid while it lasted.
Then, tonight, I saw a story about a 5-year-old boy that had the smarts to call 911 when his mother collapsed and the dispatcher DIDN'T BELIEVE HIM! (I mean, I know there's plenty of kids who cry wolf, but what's it to send someone out to check? That's in a way what the tax payers pay you for!) He called again, 3 hours later and guess what? She STILL didn't believe him and his mother is now dead. Good going. Again, apparently doing the right thing doesn't help anymore and that poor little guy has to deal with that for the REST OF HIS LIFE. Oh and by the way, that dispatcher is STILL WORKING THERE (I'm sorry, but I hope she feels TERRIBLE). His family is filing a lawsuit and I hope they get every cent possible from the city of Detroit. That just sucks.

Current mood: cynical

Thursday, March 23, 2006

1:06AM - Wow...

...what has happened to me?

I used to be so good.

I used to get things done on time...

...way AHEAD of time, in fact.

Now...it's just not happening.

And of course writing on here isn't helping me at all.

Ugh. Whatever. Who cares about music history anyway? Nobody that's going to be looking at my transcript, that's for sure. (But the $1,000 contest I'm working at getting my photos ready for could be beneficial to the wallet AND the resume, which is why I've been procrastinating so much time to wade through all the pictures I've taken in the past two semesters, not including this one.) I mean, what possible good does it do me to know anything about Bach, Beethoven, Handel, etc.? NONE. Even if I LIKED most classical music (although I admit that I'm starting to warm up a little more to it, but not necessarily just because of this class...the Prego commercials help too!!! haha....nerd alert!) I wouldn't care. I'm sure my dad doesn't care, and he listens to classical all the time. Why is this a requirement, and why didn't I just suck it up and plan to take the good section of this sometime later? Just because it is a time conflict now didn't mean that I had to sacrifice what I really wanted to do, learn about JAZZ instead. Ugh. C'est la vie. I'm just not that much into the vie right now, at least the part of the vie that requires me to take "quizzes" in music history that are the size of the entire state of Texas. Quiz my ass...just own up to the fact that it's a freaking test already and give us more time to study for it after our "review session"!

**sigh** Back to studying...or maybe just sleeping.

Current mood: procrastinated

Saturday, February 4, 2006

9:27PM - i heart hinkle among other things.

I had to post this, but I can't elaborate much because I really have some stuff to do. This was my away message from Thursday night till about Friday night because I love Hinkle so much. It was definitely worth skipping all the horrible amounts of homework that I had that night to watch that documentary. (And, I'm happy to report that I wrote that entire paper in about an hour and 15 minutes [now, I just want to see the grade...I think it was pretty quality for writing it on the deadline, but it's the first paper for this prof so we'll see]...and all my other classes were easy to get through albeit not having read the assignments...phew!):

not eating almost all day -- devastation
sitting through my photography class -- agonizing
having to write all of a 600-800 word paper tonight -- tiring
watching the ESPN documentary about Hinkle Fieldhouse in Hinkle Fieldhouse and getting chills -- priceless :-D

i heart hinkle.
i heart bobby plump. (who I saw today! yay!)
i heart indiana.
and of course, i heart basketball. :)
i miss it. :(

Current mood: happy

Thursday, January 26, 2006

5:16PM - Photography class

Okay, so this is my first post ever from IN class. Yes, I know...I shouldn't, but there's nothing else to do! I was told this class sucked and I should have listened, but it's an easy A. Seriously, if I don't kill myself at some point during these lovely 2 and a half hour Thursday night classes, it might be a miracle. Our prof literally just told us that 1) you shouldn't take the CF card out of the camera while the camera is ON (ummm...really!?!?) and 2) you won't get a very good picture with the lens cap on. Uh huh. So anyway...I'm not really listening (because they are learning things about a different camera that I already know how to do on my camera) so I'm sure I've missed a lot more genius from this woman. I know she has to be aware that some people in this class aren't official photogs like snobs like me and deal with that fact accordingly, but SERIOUSLY...how many people don't own or have played around with a digital camera (or any camera for that matter)? Film cameras too...we have grown up in an age FULL of technology...if you don't tell us, we'll usually figure it out. Be patient, Juli...be patient. Try to listen and go along with it. Take amazing photos, turn them in every week and just...be...patient! Breathe and count down from 10....9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1...Ahhhh, much better. To complete in-class therapy, repeat mantra of "Easy A, easy A, easy A....easy elective, easy elective, etc." *Sigh*

Current mood: amused

Thursday, December 22, 2005

3:37PM - Our hearts are on the everglow.

Oh I suppose I can post. I mean, it's not like I haven't actually REALLY done it in what, forever! Besides, I'm at work (yeah, I know) and this won't be anything earth-shattering, but...I'm bored. I've been going through old transcripts and putting labels on them (the popular middle names of the late 60s appear to be Marie and Anthony) and now I'm sitting here listening to the horrible drone of the scanner here that sounds sicker and sicker every time I use it. I think it's about to die. RIP. Because of it, though, I brought in headphones to listen to some music and hopefully drown out the noise. So I plug them in and press play on the cd...and in the process, since it's on WAY too loud, I really think I burst one or both of my eardrums. :( Not really, but I DO have a monstrous headache now and it's not cool. I just saw a thing on the news about how kids our age are losing their hearing so much sooner than people should. Eek. I think I'm doomed. However, I would rather be bored and going deaf than wanting to scrape my eyeballs out with a wooden spoon because of any one of the classes I had to put up with last semester. Got my grades yesterday...not as bad as I was dreading but I'm still really mad. First C for a grade...EVER. :( Grrrrrr to astronomy. There was no reason it had to be THAT hard as an intro-level course that fulfills a requirement for any number of majors. Oh well, it's over. I got my requirement filled. I'm on to bigger and better things..but that damn C+ will still be there every time I get a transcript and urrrrggg...
Anyway...my brother is coming home tonight. Apparently the transit strike (which is now over anyway) wasn't effecting him at all, so that's good. Speaking of my family...we almost had a Great Christmas Disaster '05. My mom made meatloaf Monday night in the oven...and everything was fine. The End.


No, just kidding. After dinner, she went to make some Christmas cookies (which we don't have any of yet!!! eek.) and the oven decided that it was done. No more. RIP. So my poor parents rushed out to whatever was open at the time (the store will remain anonymous for its own good but it's a national chain of appliance stores whose colors are BLUE AND YELLOW and it's alliterative name begins with the letter B and it's new to my town!) :) Anyway...so they don't find much because they had some (read with sarcasm) brainiac girl who knew little about stoves and ovens except what color they were and what color they would go great with. My parents deal with those kinds of people all the time so they just smiled and put up with it until the girl was surprised that they would want the stove delivered and told them that it would be hard to deliver it soon. Uhhhh...so my parents go the very next morning and in 20 minutes bought a stove and had it scheduled to be delivered Wednesday morning for FREE from a local business who was only going to charge $10(!) to take the old one out and dispose of it so we didn't have to. Thank God for local businesses and the SERVICE that they provide.
Sort of along these same lines: Marshall Field's will soon be no more on Michigan Ave. in Chicago. This is a sad thing because although it will become a Macys and if you've seen one dept. store, you've seen them all, right? Wrong. Marshall's always does these really cool window displays that are so fun to go wander around and look at and yippee! you don't even have to enter the store during Christmas season! :) Also, if you are crazy enough TO enter the store, they always have an enormous and differently themed Christmas tree which is awesome. However, during the non-Christmas season, the best thing about Marshalls is the basement section which houses the one and only Frango mints! These chocolates which melt in your mouth like a Girl Scout Thin Mint are sooooo good (which is why I'm helping the office here clean out the supply they have in the back room for us!)...and yes, even I would venture to say that they are better than Andes mints! And if you know me at all, you know that I can down a whole box of Andes in literally less than one hour because I love them so much. :) Of course, you can buy Frango mints online (I HOPE!) but it's not the same. Sometimes I just want to say: Grrrr to change. Why can't we just have multiple department stores to choose from instead of one buying out all the rest to become a conglomerate? RIP Marshall Fields. Damn the man! Save the Empire! :) hehehe. I need to go. Only half an hour left of worky work work until I'm off until 2006! Woot. I like even numbered years :P

Current mood: bored

Sunday, December 11, 2005

11:33PM - Ok yeah, so I don't have time to be writing in this...just a few things:

1) Grey's Anatomy is one of (if not THE) best shows on television right now...possibly ever! I love it!:)

2) I hate finals.

3) I made another avatar of myself (I have 2 yahoo email accounts) and this one reflects me as I am right now: a tired, worn out college kid (notice the change of scenery, comfy clothes and the spectacles! hehehe, I'm a nerd):

Yahoo! Avatars
4) I just noticed that I have taken WAY too many quizzes lately, and because of that, I never finished the massive tale from England. I will finish it over break, I promise...cause it's not like you have any time to read it now yourself...and speaking of...

5) Is it Wednesday/Thursday yet? :(

Current mood: finals have descended upon us

Saturday, December 3, 2005

5:14PM - Yep, I'd say that's pretty much me in a nutshell....

No, this is me in a nutshell: "Help! I'm in a nutshell! How did I get into this bloody great big nutshell? What kind of shell has a nut like this?" :) hehehe.

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||| 23%
Stability |||||||||||||||| 63%
Orderliness |||||||||||||||| 70%
Accommodation |||||||||||||| 56%
Interdependence |||||||||||||| 56%
Intellectual |||||||||||| 43%
Mystical |||||| 23%
Artistic |||||||||||||| 56%
Religious |||||||||||||||| 63%
Hedonism |||||| 23%
Materialism |||||||||||||| 56%
Narcissism |||||||||||| 43%
Adventurousness |||||||||| 36%
Work ethic |||||||||||||||| 63%
Self absorbed |||||||||||||| 56%
Conflict seeking |||||| 23%
Need to dominate |||||||||||| 43%
Romantic |||||||||||||| 56%
Avoidant |||||||||| 36%
Anti-authority |||||||||| 36%
Wealth |||||||||||| 50%
Dependency |||||||||| 36%
Change averse |||||||||||||| 56%
Cautiousness |||||||||||||||| 63%
Individuality |||||||||| 36%
Sexuality |||||||||| 36%
Peter pan complex |||||||||||||||| 63%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Physical Fitness |||||||||||||||| 70%
Histrionic |||||||||| 36%
Paranoia |||||||||||| 50%
Vanity |||||| 23%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||| 36%
Female cliche |||||||||||||||| 63%
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"Stability results were moderately high which suggests you are relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.

Orderliness results were high which suggests you are overly organized, reliable, neat, and hard working at the expense too often of flexibility, efficiency, spontaneity, and fun.

Extraversion results were low which suggests you are very reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and secretive.

trait snapshot:
secretive, organized, clean, rarely worries, solitary, high self control, dislikes large parties, prefers organized to unpredictable, prudent, observer, tough, self reliant, very good at saving money, introverted, perfectionist, mind over heart, not controlling of others, hard working, confident, resolute, solitary, does not make friends easily, finisher, does not like to stand out, very practical, intellectual, unsympathetic at times, honest, respects authority, follows the rules, cautious"

Current mood: hungry

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

2:22PM - Oh, the things I do in the name of procrastination...

Yahoo! Avatars

yay, like I need any more things to distract me from the THREE papers that I have hardly yet to start on and are due TOMORROW! :( i hate school right now. is it christmas yet?

by the way: that's me up there...like you couldn't tell with all the puppies!!! :) new feature on my email. woo!

Current mood: cold...the heat is off :(

1:01AM - Very amusing at 1 in the morning...

You scored as Black Knight. Your bark is much worse than your bite. But hey! at least you know your pretty much immortal.

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Black Knight

77%

Gallahad

70%

Lancelot

67%

Patsy

63%

Singing Prince

60%

Killer Bunny

60%

King Arthur

60%

Tim

57%

Obnoxious Frenchman

53%

What Monty Python and the Holy Grail Character Are You?
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Current mood: stressed

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

11:47PM - in honor of the upcoming movie! (yay!)

Harry Potter Meme of All Memes by Osaku
Name/Username
Age
Gender
HouseGryffindor
WandBirch, 9", Unicorn Hair
Best CourseAncient Runes
Worst CourseArithmancy
PetBoreal Owl
PatronusFlobberworms
Quidditch JobCommon Spectator
Wizard CandyBertie Botts every Flavour Beans (Mmm! Vomit!)
Profession After SchoolDragonologist
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Gryffindor...yay!
Common spectator in Quidditch...HA! right. Common spectator to fool my opponents until I fly out of the crowd and unleash my amazing Chaser skills. Woot! :)

Yes...time for bed. Haha.

Current mood: sick, i think

Monday, October 31, 2005

12:38PM - Update...

Actually, since it says the info is from the U.S. Census, I would probably be in this category to be all official and stuff:

Julianne is the #818 most common female name.

0.012% of females in the US are named Julianne.
Around 15300 US females are named Julianne!
source namestatistics.com

P.S. Happy Halloween! :)

Current mood: still writing that obit :(

12:35PM - Did you know?

Juli is the #1393 most common female name.
0.005% of females in the US are named Juli.
Around 6375 US females are named Juli!
source namestatistics.com

We won't even get into my last name...
Well, maybe a little:
Basically it told me that my last name is very rare (no shizzle, Sherlock) and that very few people in the U. S. have my last name (again, thanks for that, I'll log that away) and "Be proud of your unique last name!" :) Yay!

Current mood: depressed--writing own obit:(

Thursday, October 27, 2005

4:31PM - L.M.A.O.:

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Your arch-nemesis is:
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Why?
Because you threw a watermelon at them
The winner will be...
Well I guess them, because you consider them a friend
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Current mood: nervous

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