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Date:2008-12-19 07:29
Subject:High school flashbacks

So, yeah...some people will always resort to high school behavior (i.e.--messing with your car and causing you a costly repair, telling your boyfriend that you are sleeping around ... or both).

Why the need for sabatoge?

Because some people are, at the end of the day, horrible little people.

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Date:2008-12-08 01:00

Your rainbow is strongly shaded black, white, and red.


What is says about you: You are a contemplative person. You appreciate energetic people. You get bored easily and want friends who will keep up with you. You may meet people who are afraid of you.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

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Date:2008-12-08 00:54
Subject:Well, we probably could have guessed these scores

The Life Experience Test

Overall, you have partaken in 94 out of 169 possible life experiences.
Your average life experience score is therefore 56%.

The average score is 51%, making your experiences more than 61% of the people who have taken this test.
The average for your age group (26-35) is 53%.

Broken down by category:
Art: 6/17 (35%)

Career & Work: 10/13 (77%)

Civics & Technology: 2/7 (29%)

Crime & Disarray: 6/11 (55%)

Education: 12/18 (67%)

Fashion: 8/10 (80%)

Fitness, Health and Sports: 2/7 (29%)

Life in General: 9/14 (64%)

Relationships: 11/14 (79%)

Religion & Politics: 2/4 (50%)

Social: 13/22 (59%)

Travel: 4/20 (20%)

Vices: 9/12 (75%)

Take the test and see how YOU compare

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Date:2008-11-15 22:57
Subject:I'm not dead

So I haven't been here in a while, and I thought it might be nice since I'm stuck at home sick today to drop a line online.

For one thing, I just saw a certain singer on an SNL rerun and it was someone I had never heard before. And I thought "Who told that woman she could sing???!?!!" I can honestly say it was the worst I've ever seen on TV. I was just in utter and complete shock. I've met goats that would be more pleasant.

Work sucks. My supervisor retired in April. They got off their asses and hired someone in August. She quit by October. We might not hire anyone else for that position. I'm doing other stuff (unrelated) that is not my job at all and that is well beyond my pay grade. And I have no choice. I tried valiantly all summer to find another job, but that didn't happen. I had several promising interviews that didn't go anywhere. It was quite frustrating. I do want to eventually see a real career counselor, not so much about which career to engage in, but my general problems with the workplace and how I can help myself with some of that.

Dance is good. Went through some personnel changes, but I think things are overall better at this point. Things happen. People change.

Dating is dating. Still dating the same guy although we recently had the first serious spat. Wading out the aftermath of that. Yeah, we'll see.

My candidate won. That's all I'm gonna say about that, because that is one of the reasons I was attempting to avoid LJ a bit. I didn't wanna discuss. I didn't wanna argue. I had some extremely high-running emotions about the whole thing, and I just tried to avoid a lot of the discussions that were happening all around me. I don't mind sharing my personal views if you are curious and want to LISTEN, but I'm NOT getting into a verbal death match with anyone about it, or answering questions that are, quite frankly, accusatory in nature. I'm just not. I didn't do it to anyone who voted for the other guy, so I expect the same respect.

I'm going to nyquil up and go back to bed soon.

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Date:2008-08-03 10:42
Subject:And Suddenly There Was Ahmed

So, this guy has been digging on me for a while now. My birthday, he danced with me and my friends all night because he happened to be in the same bar. A couple of Fridays ago, he asked to sit with me in the cafeteria, as he has done before. He asked me out again. In a rather "What the hell, I give up" kind of mood I said yes. We've been seeing each other the past week or so. Some points of interests to be aware of:

1. Yes, Ahmed. From Morocco. Over there.
2. Works at MCG. resident finishing up there.
3. Muslim, but a backslider. A drinking, sex-with-white-chicks, divorced-a-jewish-girl, serious backslider.
4. American Citizen
5. 42 yrs old
6. Republican. (this is actually one of my largest concerns and sticking points. That always turns me off. He is however pro-choice.)

So, sometimes he comes up with odd sweeping generalizations about Americans in his Moroccan French/Arabic twist of an accent: "All de people with tattoos... dey are all pro-shoice" and I have to correct him and explain that isn't the case. I don't know where they come from, these ideas of his. I tried to explain to him last night that the hardest working people in America don't always arrive at wealth, but convincing a successful immigrant of this is damn near to impossible.

The first date was stupidly romantic, and if an American man had attempted to be that romantic I would have possibly called him a girl and gone home to watch TV. American men are not much for drinks under the stars at restaurants with fountains without some kind of juvenile behavior tossed in.

He doesn't like scary movies. Or Sci Fi. He gives me an odd look when I talk about it. "Noooo. I don't like de creepy movies". Don't know how to explain Goth, alternative, and a thousand other things to him. Things that would be a big "keep out" sign if he was an American man.

I can't begin to explain myself, because somehow there just is no equivalent for him. The harsh flourescent bulb that illuminates my universe does not exist in Morocco.

My lifestyle, who I am, my subculture is somehow lost in the translation between us. I don't know--maybe a trip to hot topic? We dressed in black for the FF gig recently, but he had a tough call night and didn't meet up with me in time.

Is this a train wreck? Almost certainly. Mom and Dad are not aware of this situation at all. Dad will be angry he isn't white or at least Native American or Hispanic. Mom will be angry he isn't protestant. If any of you care to toss advice my way, please feel free.

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Date:2008-07-27 01:07
Subject:My brain...

I've been living a pretty interior life lately. I just have been keeping most thoughts to myself. There seems to be a lot I SHOULD be doing, but I've been mostly keeping to myself and focusing inward.

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Date:2008-07-26 18:02
Subject:Local News

Augusta is getting a basketball team. The Augusta Groove.

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Date:2008-07-20 02:36
Subject:She's 21 today

Tonight at 12:00 Katie turned 21.

Wow. I ended up DDing although I had no intention of doing so. So much seems to have happened since I was that age. Kids now seem so much more irresponsible than I was back then. I did stupid stuff, don't get me wrong, and still occasionally do, but Jesus Christ. I am not blaming particulars, as I see this as generational in all honesty. People at 21 now seem so much more irresponsible.

But you do only turn 21 once. And I understand it. But often it strikes me how differently I see life than others do. To have been so stupid and so drunk so often at that age, its amazing how cautious I really was compared to these kids.

Maybe its just Britney Spears.

Where did the time go? Now she fronts a punk band and everyone knows her. Kids that don't know her hear her music on myspace and turn into fanboys when they meet her.

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Date:2008-07-14 00:03
Subject:story of the day...

One of my classmates from high school apparently recently got divorced. Reliable sources informed me that he put his wife through college and then the day after she was finished, she packed up her stuff and left while he was out.

That sucks. He's a nice guy, many good qualities. Although he and I were never attracted to one another per se, we did have a mutual respect for one another. I feel kind of bad for him, actually.

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Date:2008-07-12 00:49
Subject:Food history

I'm reading a sociology textbook (yes, for fun. Send the geek girl crown to my home address) Here's an interesting quote

"In rocky northern Scotland, for example, people depended on oatmeal, which they often ate half-cooked so it would swell in thier stomachs and make them feel full."

Interesting stuff. Wonder if I could write a diet book on that?

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Date:2008-07-09 02:35
Subject:Life and other stuff


I'm trying to change a lot of things about myself. But the reason' I'm really up late is that I'm roaches-1 humans-0 for the evening, and that damn thing is somewhere in my bedroom and I just KNOW its going to crawl on my bed if I go to sleep and eat my face off. I'm really irritable about it too.

They freak me out.

I keep spinning my wheels. It doesn't seem to matter what I do or try to do. I'm trying to improve my life, and I'm trying to change my approach to some things. I took this week off to mentally detox.

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Date:2008-06-24 23:05
Subject:So, its a little crazy

Yeah... I walked out.

He was laying there and I just got my purse and walked out.

I don't think anyone has ever done that to him before.

I couldn't take not being perfect anymore.

Will he get a clue?

Maybe. Not holding my breath.

Do I care? Yeah.

Do I want to talk about it all?


Just let it be as it is.

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Date:2008-06-09 22:42
Subject:Planned Parenthood Action Fund

As some of you know, I've been doing a little bit of volunteering for my local planned parenthood office. One of the things we have been encouraged to do is to throw a "house party" this month and get permission to get five email addresses to add to the email list for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is the political arm of Planned Parenthood, and helps support candidates that will help fight to keep reproductive rights. If you would like to find out more about our presidential candidates' record of voting on these issues, I would encourage you to check out the website www.plannedparenthoodvotes.org. If you would like to be more informed, please message me and give me permission to give your email address to the action fund list.

Thanks, and I appreciate all the support I get! This cause is really close to my heart. : )

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Date:2008-06-02 22:05

She tried to start something up with a motorcycle gang at a gas station. Yeah. I really don't know how to handle. Or what to do or say. Luckily they were the weekend warrior type of motorcycle gang, not the seriously badass types.

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Date:2008-06-01 11:03

Yesterday I saw what my life could have easily turned into if I had taken a few wrong turns. And it was really ugly.

so--If I keep seeing what I don't want my life to be like.... eventually, will I finally get it right?

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Date:2008-05-22 23:37
Subject:Belly Raffle!!!

Would you like to purchase a bellydance raffle ticket?? The price is just one buck and the proceeds go to Alchemy to help get bellydance super group Unmata to Augusta for classes and a performance in May 2009. You can even take your pick of the top prizes:

1) Bellydance lesson for you and four of your closest friends from Alchemy. Our whole group will come over and give you a lesson based on your preferences and level of knowledge.

2) A $25 restaurant gift certificate

If you are interested in supporting us, and winning a super-cool prize, please let me know, and I will work out a time to meet up with you and give you your tickets, or if you are not in the Augusta area and want to participate, let me know and we can work something out. : )


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Date:2008-05-20 18:45

So, I am going to get my hair did, baby! I need a trim. I need a little glamour today. It was a bad luck sorta day. Really a pain. So something to pick me up a little is definitely in order.

My horoscope said I would meet my match today. That we would definitely have a future. I haven't met anyone today. Better be a very eventful late hair salon visit!!!

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Date:2008-05-01 17:39
Subject:The joys of myspace

I received a friend request from a Satanist from Paducah, Kentucky. He's 54 years old, and honestly really creeps my shit. If you have to have that many bondage pics on your myspace page, you are certain to soon to be on CNN after the 13-year-old escapes from your underground bunker.

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Date:2008-04-29 23:36
Subject:Would someone please stop this?


If you do choose to play the video, please consult your doctor.

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Date:2008-04-27 23:30
Subject:Ft. Lauderdale

So yeah, I went to florida and we had a blast at Spirit of the Tribes. We did a great job on stage, with compliments from a bellydance superstar. I got a lot of wardrobe necessities. Unfortunately, one of my troup mates had a death in her family, and we had to drive back earlier than expected.

The drive home was interesting and rather adventurous. We had car trouble as we got closer to Augusta, so it was lucky that we came back and were in distance of our families and friends who could have helped us if we didn't make it fully back to town. As it was, we finally just stopped running in Hephzibah, which was close enough for husbands and boyfriends to easily retrieve us.

It really was an emotional rollercoaster. I'm glad I'm back home safely. I've been kind of chilling all day.

I am watching the weirdest Mariah Carey video ever. Have you seen it? Its called "Touch my body" and she is asking the bellhop to get it on and also threatening his life if he posts the video on Youtube. "I'm going to freak a bellhop, videotape it, and then threaten him with this plastic gun if he does the inevitable". Yeah. You should view it ... exactly once. And never again. Question: Is she on the same drugs as Paula Abdul?

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