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· Spend time with a friend you haven't seen in a while. Laugh loudly; scream obscenities at each other. Threaten to kill the other. Eat way too much. See a really good movie. Make lame jokes. Talk too loudly. Make fun of really lame things. Hug each other at the end of the day and promise to see each other really soon--even if you won't. Be sure you make traveling plans for an exotic trip somewhere very exciting and fully thrilling.

· Buy a huge package of insanely ripe strawberries and eat them while reclining in bed surrounded with things that make you smile.

· Make plans to do fun things once the summer has left you.

· Pal up with one of your closest friends and take ridiculous photo-booth pictures.

· Buy fancy new notebooks and glittery pencils that will leave sparkles on your hands after you're done filling out that scantron.

· Make an autumn reading list of books YOU want to read. Buy the first two or three in advance.

· Two words: Summer sales.

· Have some yummy pie.

· Cleanse and simplify. Rid yourself of the things you won't need for the coming year so that you have room to grow and expand.

· Try out a new hairstyle--even if you don't like it, you've learned something about yourself.

· Enjoy the weather while it's still hot and humid. Relish the feeling of moisture on your skin during a late night drive. Listen to the crickets and cicadas as they sing you to sleep. Spend the night out on your porch in a pretend camp out. Plant some night-blooming flowers and enjoy the scent. Watch the stars and universe move around you.

· Discover a new love for something.

· Write yourself love notes. Hide them in little hidey-holes around your house, in your car, inside binders and textbooks. Find them throughout the year and smile.

· I cannot say this enough: Put the music on as loud as you dare (and then some!) and dance around in your underwear. Practice some wicked air guitar. MOVE. Feel the world dance with you.

· Watch the summer Olympics.

· Play in the earth. Get a little dirty. Feel young again.

· Try a new restaurant out spontaneously.

· Thank everyone you love for being so spectacular.

· Take lots of pictures. Document your last days of freedom.

· Go to the store and try on as many pairs of shoes as you can, regardless of how they look and how much they cost.

· Buy yourself a new pair of underpants.

· Foster a love for someone completely imaginary.

· Dress suspiciously and leave thank-you notes on strangers cars. Walk off giggling like a madwoman.

· Memorize Sylvia Plath's "Mad Girl's Love Song."

· Make a list of all of the GOOD things that come with summer's end. Don't dread autumn's coming.

**Bonus Points**
  ♥ How to Dress up a School Uniform
  ♥ Things to do Before the Seasons Change
  ♥ 50 Things to do Before Summer Ends
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Current Music: "Everybody Wants You" - Damone
13 July 2008 @ 09:58 pm
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Have a Not-Bored Summer

I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music. It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips.
- Violette Leduc, Mad in Pursuit

"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want." - Calvin and Hobbs

The key words and phrases for summer seem to be "bored," "stir-crazy," and "stuck at home." Here's a list of links and tips straight out of my moleskine that will hopefully help remedy that. :)

Summer lovin' had me a blast / Summer lovin', happened so fast )
Current Music: "Love Song" - Sara Bareilles
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Location: home
06 July 2008 @ 11:27 pm
Independence Day fireworks pics are coming soon......I SWEAR!!!!


Ummm....why can't anything normal ever happen to me? Just wondering...


Why are you late for class? Cat threw up on my bed.
Why are you late for work? My neighborhood was closed off for a bike marathon.
Why are you late for work (again)? I got stuck behind a chuck wagon. (True story!!!)

What has prompted this little preponderance? Well, my glasses are broken. Want to know why? Of course you do! Well, Click for epic recount of the absolute epic-ness!!! )

D: WTF?! HOW does this kind of stuff keep on happening to me? And I really liked those glasses...they had zebra stripe on the insides. :[ Now I'm wearing my old ones that look really horribly crappy on my face and they make me feel all psychedelic because I'm not used to the old prescription anymore.

Want proof?

Here, I'm ugly now. :[ )

Well, okay. It's not that bad (especially since I'm comparing it to Beth's face! XD ), so I had to hold my fringe up to make me look all awkward and stuff. I don't like calling them bangs, because it just seems so....vulgar. Lol...I'm so old fashioned!

I'm thinking of starting up a Harley Quinn costume for I-don't-know-what.I can't wear it at work because our costumes have to be Party City only things, but...I REALLY WANT A HARLEY COSTUME!!!

She's my absolute fave! ♥

But yeah...I've found these two links (1 2) that I really like. I'm a tad bit nervous though, since I've never really partaken such a large project before. :$

Blah...I feel like making a long entry, but I don't really have anything to say. SOY MILK!!!!!

Recent Activity )

So that's it for now! I guess.... Maybe so.... I want to say more.

Oh yeah! I've been drinking LOTS of soy milk lately. Several large glasses a day. V. good for my health (I feel waaay more energetic) but v. bad for my wallet. I need a third job just to afford my soy milk!!! DX

(BTW, muffins to whoever can spot the King in my photos!)
Current Music: "Someday" - Victoria Hart
Current Mood: energetic
Current Location: HOME~
18 January 2008 @ 11:41 pm

I did not take this picture. I did not take this picture. I did not take this picture.

Now that that's over with....

Gawd, I miss high school. Not in a "oh-man-I-wanna-go-back" kind of way, but in a "aw-I-really-miss-it-but-never-want-to-go-back" kind of way. Pizazz was fun. Even though I was only in choir for a year, it was so amazing. The people were spectacular (for the most part). I miss my Chorale girls...

College is sow weird. Like, I'm really happy where I am, and even though I was miserable all throughout high school, I really miss that misery. I'm not used to being so....comfortable. But I think mostly I just miss the social part of it. And yes, that was what I hated about it...but it was one of those love/hate kind of things.

Ah, fond memories. Walking to Sonic in the summertime, hide 'n seek on Beth and Rob's street (and, once upon a time, Charles'!), cramming nine people into Travis' truck to drive places, passing notes in math class, the lunch room......I miss these things. I guess I just hadn't realized how much. And yes, there were times when I wanted to throttle every single last person in sight, and they happened quite often, but I wouldn't mind having those sentiments back if only it meant recapturing the good times like homecoming and prom and eating out and English. Gawd...I miss GT English so much right now.

And it's so strange, being in all of these classes and not really knowing anyone. I have acquaintances, but not buddies and chums like I used to. It feels strange having Calculus without Sean and Dr. Furuyama. It feels surreal to suddenly be one of the people who knows what she's doing in choir. It feels weird not hanging out in Soden's room and just being able to joke around with my teachers. I still can, but not like we used to. It feels completely bogus and lame-making that my teachers are suddenly treating me like I'm a child. Being in the advanced classes in high school really had its perks, but now I'm just lumped up with everyone else and it feels....strange. I'm not used to thinking on that level.

I guess I just never realized how much I would miss high school, as lame as that is. I was so focused on how disappointing the events and people were (especially senior year) that it kind of slipped by. And I really don't think it helped that the summer after we graduated was nothing like I thought it would be (you know what I'm talking about Beth). I was never that big in the social part of it all, but I miss what little of it I had.

Bah. That's my little melancholy-making rant for the week. Everybody go read Peeps by Scott Westerfeld now. It is AMAZING.
Current Music: "Leave Out All the Rest" - Linkin Park
Current Mood: nostalgic
Current Location: home