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Monday, May 11th, 2009

Time:9:01 pm.
Hmmm.....I just signed myself up on facebook mobile out of curiosity, so I'll be getting a text message every time anything happens. Hopefully this isn't the beginning of something terrible.

In other news, I'm a few percentage points short of failing my last class and I can't seem to motivate myself to work on this term project. I think I checked out for good on like, Friday...But I'll get it done at some point tonight or tomorrow morning. I'll let the sleepy bugs take over. They always get my work done for me while I'm in the alternate universe of blegh.

Still haven't had time to really apply to any summer internships. There are a few yet that have later deadlines though, so I'll get on that once I'm done with all this lame semester crap.

I'm feeling pretty introspective tonight. Hence the whole actually updating livejournal thing, I guess. Life is looking pretty bleak at the moment. Not trying to sound all moody and shit, but it's true. I've got a bunch of money saved up in the bank that I need to use to get myself out of here. It's enough that I feel like I can get away, but only for like two weeks tops. I've looked into loads of internships and programs in Africa, Romania, etc, but they're slightly out of my budget. And even if I did them, I'd still just be coming back to where I started, but without any money at all.

So, I'm not sure what to do. Maybe I should just try one of the three or four week programs in Africa, get a bunch of experience and inspiration, and then come home and set up a lemonade stand to get the cash flowing. Everybody likes lemonade, even in a recession.
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Monday, May 4th, 2009

Time:1:07 pm.
One year ago today, I was skipping around Berlin, not knowing if I was east or west or where I would be sleeping that night. I browsed the street vendors and listened to a street brass band play "Penny Lane" so loudly that you could hear it for blocks. People lounged on a huge lawn outside the museum that houses Nefertiti's famous bust. I drank the best mojito of my life on some pub crawl somewhere, touched the Wall, met a man named Catweasel, and sat in Zoo station.

I forget about Berlin sometimes. Probably because it all seemed like a dream.  A city that fantastic doesn't feel like it actually exists. I miss it.
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Time:8:01 pm.

Finally it is done. At least, as much as I'm willing to take it.
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Time:12:56 am.
Baaaaaaahhhhh! Why am I looking up photojournalism internships in senegal when I need to get shit done here now?
And why am I wasting even more time updating livejournal about wasting time?

I don't want this silly schoolwork anymore. The treefroggies outside are calling me to do better things.

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Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Time:1:11 am.
Just cleaned out my $2,000 savings to pay for whatever my scholarships didn't cover this semester. I now have a grand total of like $200 bucks.
It felt so good to have that money saved up in case I needed to skip the country or something. Or maybe even just buy a decent camera. I'll get back up to that amount soon hopefully.

But for right now   :'(
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Time:9:22 pm.

I was just looking at the IMDB page for X-Men Origins and stumbled onto the "Parents' Guide". I thought it was amusing.

Sex & Nudity
A man is seen bare-chested several times and fully nude from behind in several scenes.

Violence & Gore
A man has claws which come out of his hands. He is bound to kill and or hurt people.

It's a wolverine movie. He doesn't say nice things.

Again, this is wolverine.
He drinks, he smokes, but don't think he does drugs.

Frightening/Intense Scenes
A man has claws which come out of his hands. Probably will scare those who don't like pain, can't imagine having such things in his skin, etc.

Weeee! It comes out May 1st :)

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Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Time:5:42 pm.
I saw blooming daffodils today :D
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Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Time:1:24 am.
I'm feeling kind of like this these days:

Minus the whole adorable, leathery, and calmly dead part. More the whole stuck, fat, and laying on lots of uncomfortable shit.
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Time:6:38 am.
Poor misused livejournal. Sometimes I wish I wrote more in this thing, but then I remember that I don't ever even think to write in it unless I'm feeling shitty.

On a more joyful note, I stayed up all night making this cute thing :

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Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Time:8:50 am.
It's kind of pointless to post this, since it's pretty much been an ongoing theme for a while, but I think I'm done with livejournal. I've drifted apart from most of the reasons I had it in the first place, and I haven't been using it to help my state of mind at all, so I think it's time to just be honest with myself.

I won't delete it, because I still want to occasionally peek in on some other people's postings and on the off chance that I ever decide to use it again.
That's all.
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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Time:10:05 pm.

Possibly one of my favorite online past-times.
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Time:4:48 pm.
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Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Time:10:51 am.

I wish I could see this!
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Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Time:9:36 pm.
Mmm.....red wine and nutella.

Now I am fat and drunk.


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Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Time:5:17 pm.
 I called my insurance people and they're setting me up with a therapist.

I feel like it's weird that I'm so gung-ho about finally getting my brain picked through. A little while back I would have been so insulted and reluctant to do this type of thing. But I'm sick of feeling like shit all of the time and drinking cheap alcohol to make myself feel tired at night. I want to go back to thinking about more interesting things than myself.

Please, Mr. Therapy, sir. Work.

I'm going to have to joke about all this, because it's so fucking ridiculous that I have a shrink.

Oh. And I got my wagine inspected this morning by a lady with a stutter. She said my ladybits were normal. I wanted to inform her that they are far better than normal...but I figured she'd think I had a big head.

Ha ha ha!

I hope someone got my joke. Because it was awesome.
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Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Time:3:09 pm.
Well, I'm in Berlin. I've been looking for the 'city center' all day, but apparently I was in it already. It's a nice place, but just really spread out. It doesn't feel like most cities.

And I can't find my friend who is here, so I'm having flashbacks of traveling alone in Dublin. I'm going to hunt down some U2 sights while I'm here I guess. There doesn't seem to be an abundance of things to do, but I think I can keep myself occupied for...5 days.

I'm looking forward to coming back to the states on the 8th. Europe has been great, but I want to roll in the grass again.
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Monday, April 21st, 2008

Time:6:22 pm.


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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Time:4:21 pm.

Wow. 14 journalists are now missing since the beginning of the Iraq war.
I wonder if they're even bothering to look for them anymore. Or Bin Laden for that matter.

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Monday, April 14th, 2008

Time:5:53 pm.

Aaaaahhhh...spring time.

I have four weeks left in Europe and I have NO idea where the time went. I really can't believe it's all gone by so quickly, and yet not quickly at all. I guess I'm excited to get back to the states...Actually I'm more excited just to start making money instead of spending it all the time. If I could have gotten a job here that would have been nice.

I have a photo exhibit in about a week and a half and I've only printed 2 out of the 20 photos I need to have done. At this point, I'm just laughing about it. It'll get done somehow. It always does.

My classes end April 30th and then I'm (hopefully) off to Egypt to run around before I fly home May 8th. If Egypt doesn't work out, I still plan on ending up somewhere in Africa. I dunno if it's going to happen this trip, but it's sooooo close by it would suck if I just wandered around on -this- continent. I'm getting too greedy about these things.

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Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Time:6:28 pm.
Aaaaahhhh, so finally i am here in Ireland. Holycrapi'vehadaloooongday!

I left the warm, sandy beaches of Mallorca this morning to fly myself into rainy, foggy Shannon, Ireland. Since Shannon isn't such a happenin' place, I decided to take a bus ride to Limerick. It turns out that everyone on the west coast of Ireland decided to go to Limerick as well, so I spent at least 7 hours today hostel hunting. My backpack got heavier and heavier...it was such a strange phenomenon.

Finally I decided to try some of the bed and breakfasts in the area. If they didn't have any vacancies, I was pretty much planning on buying either a lot of coffee or a lot of booze and just wandering the streets under my umbrella until tomorrow morning. Luckily, JUST as I was about to give up on finding a warm bed, this nice man opened his door and he had one, single, vacancy. For me!

So, for 45 euros, I have a super little room all to myself and he's even making me an 'Irish Breakfast' in the morning. I'm so excited! My only pair of shoes are soaked through and my ipod is almost dead, but the air smells so goddamn good here that nothing can really get me down. I'm going to search out some tasty pub somewhere and have lunch/dinner finally, so I'm thrilled about that. The people here are just the best. I want to skip through the streets and hug everybody. Especially the old people. They're furiously adorable.

I'm going to see these bad boys tomorrow...

All right, tummy is grumbling. It's snacky time!
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