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[05 Oct 2009|12:25am]
TIME magazine rates the following books as the Top 100 novels of all time from 1923 til present. I'm going to make it my personal mission to read each and every one of them as soon as possible, while still reading the other books I'm reading.

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[09 Aug 2009|01:23pm]
I just ran a 7 mile road race.
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[09 Jul 2009|10:58am]
Summer '09 reading listCollapse )
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[30 Jan 2009|02:35am]
Ugh. Life is boring.
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[04 Oct 2008|06:30pm]
Andy called me today. Which's weird, because I gave him my number in July and I had pretty much written him off as not going to call. I met him on my bday. He was really funny and sweet, and we hung out on the 4th of July too. Apparently, tonight is his going away party (not sure where he's going, but he's in the Coast Guard so it might have to do with that?) and he called me to invite me. Unfortunately, I couldn't go, but we made plans to hang out next weekend because he's not leaving for two weeks.

On a side note, I met Erik from The Virgins and got his autograph. I managed to swipe the set list from the stage, and Erik signed that, plus he gave me a free poster. So score. Black Kids were really good too. It was a huge dance party.

And, I just found out Sondre Lerche has a show in November. Saw him last year and he was fantastic. I'm going to this one too. He's touring with Sylvie Lewis.
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[04 Sep 2008|03:36pm]
My generation makes me hate politics.

Everyone needs to get a fucking clue. I'm not saying my political affiliation is right, and I'm not saying theirs is wrong. All I'm saying is people need to learn how to back it up with good reasoning. Telling me that so and so is wrong for the country, but with no real evidence doesn't make me think they're political geniuses. It makes me think they're all jackasses, which is most likely what they are.

It makes me so nervous when I listen to the crowds who are going to vote. If these people are who are deciding the next president, then we're all fucked as a country.
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[30 Aug 2008|12:05am]
I've decided that the worst possible moment in a persons day, aside from the social embarrassment, the money problems, and the crack urges is when you realize exactly how much you miss someone. At least for me, it is.

It doesn't happen often, so it's pretty terrible when it finally hits. Usually when someone leaves my life, permanently or temporarily, I try to act like it doesn't bother me. Mostly, I really don't want to admit to myself and other people that I was attached to that person. I hate feeling codependent, and even though I realize that missing someone doesn't necessarily make me that, in my mind it does. I just sort of feel weak by the fact that maybe I enjoyed someone's company and they didn't enjoy mine enough to stick around. I know that's not always the case. Circumstances arise where perhaps things just weren't working out, distance (school or moving away) becomes problematic, or people just grow up. There's a million reasons why those who were once friends aren't anymore or those who were once dating aren't anymore, but when it happens to me, I always feel pretty lousy.

You could call it dignity or pride or, I suppose, a bit of a weakness to not be able to admit how I'm feeling. Though, regardless of what it is, it just blows to miss someone and know (and I mean know) that they don't miss me back.

I've moved on from almost every person I've ever lost. New people will always replace the old ones temporarily. But its those moments, those ones that catch me off guard where I find myself wondering what he/she is up to and remembering all the good times we had. And I'm pretty sure that memory is fundamental that way. You never remember the bad times you had when you're missing someone-- or I don't, at least. Even though they're so blatantly there, right below the surface.

I guess my point here, however much I've beaten around the bush, is that I miss you and I don't care if you miss me back or hate my guts. I miss you.
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[17 May 2008|07:42pm]
My cat had to be put down Friday. =[ He had kidney failure and hadn't eaten for a very long time. I mean, every now and then, but by Friday, it had been about a full week since he'd eaten. He was practically skin and bones. It's very sad.

My parents couldn't handle the thought of an empty house, I don't think, so today we went out and got two new kittens from the MSPCA. They're adorable. No names yet. But I'll try to get some pictures up ASAP.
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[02 May 2008|01:52am]
TOKYO POLICE CLUB WAS AMAZING. I ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO GO BUY THEIR NEW ALBUM AND LISTEN TO THEIR SONG "TESSELATE". NOW! If you don't wanna spend money, then I suggest you watch this youtube video:

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[03 Apr 2008|06:03pm]
Ungrateful fucking assholes.
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[19 Mar 2008|12:39am]
I hate being jealous when I have absolutely no right to be.
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[16 Mar 2008|12:50am]
Uneventful.
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[12 Feb 2008|11:42pm]
I wish I had something super amazing to report on, but I don't. The only things I have to say is that my computer charger cord broke on me, so Dell just sent me a new one. I bought the Juno soundtrack today at work, it's amazing. I also bought Becoming Jane, because I'm a tool.

I apologize.
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[17 Dec 2007|04:25pm]
I realized today that I hold grudges for petty, stupid things. But honestly, I don't care. Mostly because I don't do things to make people pissed at me so I don't understand why other people would do it to me.
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[26 Nov 2007|01:41am]
Sondre Lerche was AMAZING. Literally, probably one of the best shows I've ever seen. He's so adorable. So, I'm going to recount my entire experience, or at least the highlights and then post pictures (and possibly video links, once I get them on my youtube).

So. Marcos, Jon and I left around 4 to get to Boston. We got there around 4:40, and ate until about 5. Then, we went to the Paradise. It was empty. There was no one in line, so basically, the three of us were first in line. Sweet. Then, around 5:30, another kid came. It was us four until about 7 o clock when more people started to show up. Anywho, at about 6:30 or so, Sondre Lerche pulls up in an SUV and gets out. While he's walking in, he looks at me, nods, winks, and smiles and then says "Hey guys," to Marcos, Jon and I. It was enough to make me giddy.

So, doors opened at 7:30. We go in, first ones. Get perfect middle front row spots and wait. The opening band was the lead singer from Semi Sonic, that band from the 90's made famous for "Closing Time". He was really good. I just downloaded his new cd, Free Life, actually.

Then, Sondre comes on around 9ish, and played for TWO hours. A long set. I was really pleased. He was adorable, sounded amazing, and was hilarious. He did alot of songs. It made me happy. Jon stole his water bottle off the stage after. Ha.

Then, we go to the merch stand, and guess whose there. Sondre! So, I asked him to sign my ticket and take a picture with me. And he did. Gah. It was probably one of the best nights ever. I'm definitely going to see him again.

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[20 Nov 2007|12:33am]
Okay. So. I'm getting pretty excited for my Sondre Lerche show- and why wouldn't I? He's a talented musician, funny, and extremely cute (in an unconventional way, of course). Anywho. In keeping with my excitement, I decided to share the wealth of his music.

I uploaded one of my favorite songs by him to megaupload.com. Its in mp3 format, so anyone who has an itunes or whatever, can play it. =] Enjoy!

Sondre Lerche- The Tape
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[08 Aug 2007|03:40pm]
There's lots of things in life that should be easy. Questions that should take no more than mere seconds to answer. Decisions that should be second nature. Actions that require no thought at all.

For instance, when a person asks your favorite color, usually you can answer right away. Green. Its always been, always will be, my favorite. I'm not sure why. It just is. There's not even a thought about it.

If a person asks what you'd rather watch; Star Wars or Star Trek, it should only take you a second to decide. I mean, there's hardly anything to think about.

What about coke or pepsi? Which one tastes better? If you're a soda drinker, the question should be a no brainer.

I guess my point here, is that I'm not a soda drinker. So I'd sit there for hours, tasting both drinks, unable to come to a conclusion. I'd probably answer that they tasted the same, but everyone knows there's a difference. And that's exactly my problem.

I've been faced with a few 'easy decisions' that are taking me too long to answer. Everyone I talk to about it, has straight answers. I'm almost jealous at how easily they can give me advice; how quickly they can make up their mind. The problem is, I know they're easy, and I know both sides to every damn one of them. But thats my problem. I can see the pros and cons of every damn thing I look at.

Sometimes I wish someone else would make all my decisions for me. I'm pretty sure I overthink everything.

Sorry, Ryan. Its a lot harder than you say.
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[01 Aug 2007|06:41pm]
"The truth was that I didn't feel like a dying man; I felt like a man who every now and again wanted to die, and there's a difference. A man who wants to die feels angry and full of life and desperate and bored and exhausted, all at the same time; he wants to fight everyone, and he wants to curl up in a ball and hide in a cupboard somewhere. He wants to say sorry to everyone, and he wants everyone to know just how badly they've all let him down. I can't believe that dying people feel that way, unless dying is worse than I'd thought."

-A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
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[15 Jul 2007|07:45pm]
Girls ain't nothin' but bitches and hoes.
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[02 Jul 2007|01:59am]
I'm done.
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