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May. 5th, 2009

02:34 pm - New Blog. Same Old Writing.

I have a new blog...again:

http://cp-lifeintechnicolor.blogspot.com/

...

But in case you missed it:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Boo.
As an aside:

it makes me sad that Kina Grannis did a Miley Cyrus cover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QUEkN2BttQ&feature=channel_page
Posted by CP at 12:12 PM 0 comments

My Days Are Limited
1. Geez...I don't know why I continually change my password. It took me at least four times to log in. Embarrassing.

2. I just realized today that my days are becoming increasingly limited. I graduate on May 17th, 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. Oh my. One week of class, finals, and then an entire weekend of entertaining out of town family members. Can't wait. Tomorrow we turn in our final copy of our Senior Theses to be judged and then we're all going out for a drink. If there are ever times when I absolutely LOVE being an English major, this would be one of them. It makes me miss London times a thousand, because that was the only place that was appropriate to sit over a pint and discuss literature. My friends here just wish I would stop talking about books since they hadn't read them yet.

3. My thoughts are rather scattered today, which I find befitting the scattered thunderstorms found outside of my window. Oh well, I find this to be a fantastically fine week to break in the new umbrella. : ) I had only been searching for an umbrella like this one for about a year. I think this has to be the first impulse purchase I've made in awhile, and I'm proud of that fact. Now if I could just stop going out to eat with Luke, I'd be set. I should probably research free dates.

4. I have a job interview tonight. Actually the second interview. We'll see how that goes.
Posted by CP at 11:40 AM 0 comments

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The Greatest Feelings in the World
The Greatest Feelings in the World:

1. Standing on the top of the Eiffel Tower
2. Drinking ice tea on a porch
3. Taking a nap in a park
4. Throwing a graduation cap into the air
5. Wearing shorts and flip flops
6. Cheering on a winning baseball team
7. Having a conversation over a pint in the pub
8. Licking cake batter out of a bowl
9. Love
10. Finishing your senior thesis

: )

Guess what I just turned in today?
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- Beedle the Bard

Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "The Nothing Song" by: Sigur Ros

Jul. 23rd, 2008

04:46 am - Black Market Count Chocula

I had the pleasure of overhearing one of the most entertaining conversations on the bus today. It was entertaining not because of what was being said, although it definitely piqued my interest...but it was entertaining because of WHO was discussing this topic.

Picture this:

Three men. One in his 60s, and two maybe in their late 30s-40s.
One of them has bleach blond hair, and some sort of tribal earring in.
The older man has a nifty backpack on.
And the last man was a little remniscent of Kent Hrbek.

From what I gathered, Kent Hrbek look-a-like and the older gentlemen go way back...like...Kent Hrbek used to play at his house. He went on family vacations, etc. And they were discussing how the older gentlemen had the best cereal variety to choose from.

Bleach Blond guy: "Oh...so he was the source of your black market count chocula"
Kent Hrbek: "Yeah...I had to go to his place to combat the whole grain BS that was happening at my place."
Old Man: "Mmm...yes. We did have lots of cereal."

And then on top of it all, they began to discuss baseball.

Amidst my headache that's been plaguing me for the bulk of a week, it was the best thing to distract me from the pounding in my head. Simply fantastic.

- Jordan Baker

p.s. I've also come to the realization the The Great Gatsby is my literary nemesis. Aside from the character of Miles in The Turn of the Screw.

Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: "Death and All of His Friends" by: Coldplay

Jul. 9th, 2008

09:23 pm - Thwarted By Tin Foil

I've experienced something fantastic today. Something that I believe is experienced only once in a blue moon.

Now before I explain what happened, I'm going to preview it with a little reference from Sex and the City.

Whilst sitting in jury duty, our main character looks over and sees a man pull out a mango from his briefcase. She was baffled because it's not even a fruit that you can bite into. Days later, she witnesses him pull out a coconut from the same briefcase. Again...not even a fruit you can bite into.

February:
at FarmHouse's formal...a girl was rather hungry. Her date pulled out a double cheeseburger from his suit coat.

Today:
Whist sitting in class (almost, if not equal to the boringness of jury duty), this gentleman sitting across from me usually brings his dinner into class. This act is not so abnormal. But today of all days, he takes out a tin foil object and begins to unwrap it.

Now, there are a lot of foods that can be wrapped in tin foil. It's the ingenuity of it all. The versatility of tin foil.

My classmate had brought a baked potato to class.

And he didn't even bother with utensils.

No.

He just bit into it.

Straight up.

I do believe that is the oddest thing I've seen come from someone's lunch box. It was probably the best thing I'd seen all day.

And it also goes to say what a day I had.

- Daisy

Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: "Curl Up And Die" by: Relient K

Jul. 8th, 2008

03:41 pm - Epic Moments

Yesterday I wrote a poem of epic proportions while supposed to be paying attention in class. I love when that happens. It's only epic because I haven't written one that long in awhile. And then it got me thinking about other things, which prompted another poem. I also love when that happens.

Sigh...

when did I become old enough for these types of things?

I always say that, but it's very true.

Isn't it nice to know that the lining is silver? Isn't it nice to know that we're going home?

- Janey

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To My Child: Part Two
7.7.08

I fear that I have tainted
your name.
I fear the truth will drive
us apart.
If you only knew,
I fear you would be ashamed.

I want to hold you,
to smell your hair
and see Games of my youth
reflected in your eyes.
I want to share secrets with you,
and hold hands on scary nights.
I want to watch you love,
I want to witness you learn.
I want to touch your soft skin
and know you are mine and
no one else's.

If I beg on my knees, I can
only pray you could begin
to forgive me.
I love you.
Until we meet, keep me in
your mind's eye.

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"Anything"
by: Mae

Love, it's the wave I ride
That won't ever reach the shore
Overwhelmed by the tide
but wanting nothing more..tonight
Than to take this time and make it all mine
It's coming around again

Every now and again sometimes
I get lost on the wind of a dream
The air gets clean and the seas get wide
and I can do anything
The pain it won't even cross my mind
There's wonder in everything
The rope gets loose and the chains unbind
and I can do anything

Hope, it's the light that strikes
that burns inside of me
It's a blinding light but somehow I can see...again
When I've lost my way
It's becoming very clear
And it's coming around again

Every now and again sometimes
I get lost on the wind of a dream
The air gets clean and the seas get wide
and I can do anything
The pain it won't even cross my mind
There is wonder in everything
The ropes get loose and the chains unbind
and I can do anything

Somewhere between the darkness and the light
My spirit takes to fly
The colors fill the sky
And I'm free
Oh-oh...

It's coming around again
It's coming around again
It's coming around again

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: "There Was No Thief" by: Relient K

Jul. 5th, 2008

12:29 pm - Life In Technicolor

There are things in this world that I feel God gives us to guide us through our days. One such thing that I feel that is a huge indicator that maybe you should listen, is when your body just wants to crap out on you. If you're in pain...that's a pretty good indicator that you should probably stop whatever activity it is that is causing you pain.

So here I am...slightly on the dumbass side, icing my shins because I don't know when to stop and listen. I run after class, and I've been slowing down a bit just 'cuz my legs are saying, "No Cassie. I refuse to let you run right now." So then I go to the gym and do a little bit of Tae Kwon Do...which I feel is the better of the work outs. But my knees are also saying, "No Cassie. I refuse to let you kick and hyper-extend."

Sadly for me, it took last night at work to finally say to myself, "Cassie...maybe you should slow down a bit." My knees were about to give out during the second inning, and were screaming at me, "CASSIE!! I REFUSE TO LET YOU RUN ANYMORE STAIRS!"

I kept going until the seventh inning when we're done with work.

And God was probably shaking his head going, "Silly girl."

I need to ice my legs. Maybe make them hate me less.

And go to work tomorrow.

Should be a good time.

"Silly girl."


- Fainy

Current Mood: soresore
Current Music: "Lost!" by: Coldplay

Jul. 3rd, 2008

06:04 pm - Old Things

He is an old man trapped in a twenty year old body. His broad shoulders buckle under the weight of the world he put upon himself. He likes to go about his day, portraying a carefree boy of twenty...but there's much more under the surface. I think most people have given up trying to figure out just how he became that way. I think most people give up on those they don't understand. I think this is why he and I are drawn to one another. I can sit with him, and just eminate from my body that I want him to pay attention. But he'll sit silent and silly with all the dignity in the world. He has what he wants, but I don't. And I'm still drawn there to him. What makes him drawn to me...I'll never know. I can only speculate, and think that I've got something going for me.

05:46 pm - Some Wise Decisions

So I skipped my classes today, and all in all, I feel this was a wise decision. I needed a day to regroup, PLUS...I really don't have any time to celebrate the 4th of July this year. I know...lame Jane. It's a bit reminiscent of a time I worked at a movie theatre, and I stayed there until 1am on the 4th of July. That was not a pleasant time for me.

So here's a list of things I did, that were fantastic, rather than sitting in class for six hours:

1. Worked out before 10pm today. It was an odd sensation, but I liked it.
2. Read a book (for homework purposes). But I didn't feel rushed to read it for class since it's due next week.
3. Cooked food. Rather than a pb & j that I usually have for lunch and dinner. It was fantastic.
4. Saw "Wanted" with the boys. It was a bildungsroman...only with guns. Like..."Cather in the Rye" with a lot more action.


Like I said, I feel my missing class was a wise decision. A wise decision for the soul, and getting back on the game of life.


- Fox

Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: "The Cure For Pain" by: Jon Foreman

Jul. 1st, 2008

04:22 pm - An Ode To The Past

Dear Friends:

holy cow...

I used to be funny.


I have come to many realizations within the past couple of days...or weeks...or whatever time. Most of them include the fact that I throw up in my mouth every time I think about the possibility of me teaching. I have to fill people's minds whenever they enter my classroom. Yes, I know that that thought should've been one of the first to come to mind when I decided upon the profession of "teaching"...but I have just made that important realization. And I don't know why it's throwing me for a loop and making me so nervous.

I mean, I know I know the material. And I've had literature shooting out of my ass for the past three months...and it's only going to continue. So...I should at the very least know what I'm talking about.

March 2009: I'll keep you posted. Grad school decision.


Also...I've been feeling particularly nostalgic as of late:

1. I miss salt and vinegar chips...not fries.
2. I miss the smell of piss on the metro in Paris, and the cramped Underground in London
3. I want to see the most aesthetically pleasing place on the planet...I watched "Marie Antoinette" last night, but it did not suffice.




- Gregor Samsa

Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: "Tisbury Lane" by: Mae

Mar. 23rd, 2007

12:19 am - I Think We're Onto Something Good...

I've pretty much had an awesome weekish.

1. Six autographs from the RK concert last night. The drummer and the keyboardist from Mae walked right past my brother so we whipped off our shirts and got some autographs. Then after the show (which was AWESOME) we waited by the bus and got three autographs from RK, and one from the keyboardist from Sherwood. So all in all, I'd say it was pretty successful. I must say, Mae was amazing. I almost passed out when I found out they were coming to Minnesota, but they were also sharing the stage with RK and this was actually the best RK concert I'd ever been to. Seeing as how that was my FOURTH concert of theirs, I've got something to compare it to.

2. I went to the semi-finals of the boys high school state basketball tournament to cheer on Buffalo High School. And it was a pretty intense game...and I didn't even go to their high school. So I'm going to go on Saturday once again to the Target center to cheer them on in the finals with some excellent people!

3. I have a test tomorrow, that I'm kind of confident about, but we'll see. I got mighty distracted over the course of this week. We got back from spring break and I had to write a Spanish paper, and an English paper and those were due on Tuesday and Wednesday. But seeing as how these past two nights have been kind of occupied, my studying didn't go as well as planned. And now I'm writing...go figure. Sigh. But, this is actually the first time I've done this all semester, so whoo for procrastination!

4. My one year anniversary with Ryan Magee is on Monday! I am trying to call him by his first name these days, and that's not going as well as I planned for.

5. Lease for next year is signed. If you want to visit, I'll be in U Commons with the fabulous Rachel Ebeling and Sarah Carns. It's going to be a party and a half.

6. My bracket for March Madness is pretty much kicking ass.

So yes. That's what has been happening. I must say that things are on the Up and UP!

- Tubby Smith

Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: "Up and Up" by: Relient K

Mar. 14th, 2007

01:28 am - Overcoming Girlfriend Hurdles

I just had a momentous day indeed. One for the books. I mean, I am one heck of an awesome girlfriend.

Background information? Okay.

Basketball is one of my least favorite sports. Simply because...well...I don't get it. And all you do is score so it just kind of takes away from how dificult it is to score in other sports. And I just can't tell what is what on the court. BUT I just so happen to be dating the kid who treats the first day of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament like Christmas, only better. So I've been really working on liking basketball...or at least making it through a whole game without getting bored. This year alone I've (1) gone to watch Ryan play in the Farmhouse/AGR basketball game, (2) tuned in to some games on TV, and (3) gone to two Gopher Basketball games...and one of them was by myself.

BUT today...I took a great step forward in overcoming my basketball issues. As a matter of fact, I took TWO steps.

1. I've filled out my FIRST EVER bracket for the March Madness tournament. I have Georgetown winning the whole thing.
and
2. I went to a Timberwolves game, courtesy of tickets my brother gave me last minute.

I mean, I had a full day of basketball. Well, at least...the most basketball I've ever had in my system...EVER.

So watch out Ryan Magee, I'm working on this whole basketball thing. And even if I still don't understand all the rules...I am trying.

- Crunch

Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: "Come Right Out And Say It" by: Relient K

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