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(no subject) [Jul. 18th, 2005|02:00 pm]
I honestly don't know how much longer I'll be able to keep this up. Eventually (to be cliche) something's gotta give. And, I'm really worried that its going to be me. I'm so tired and worthless and am fed up with being both. Yes, I am hiding behind it and yes, it sucks; but its better than being exposed. I'm worried that if I try too hard to keep from changing, I'll just end up changing into somebody completely different.

On a lighter note, I finished Harry Potter. It was way intense/
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Summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirt and gritty.... [Jul. 14th, 2005|04:27 pm]
Except Sioux Falls is in no way a city, it's pretty much just Blaine and Anoka combined.

Summer is unbelievable, amazing and exausting and leaving me breathless and sleepy. I work two jobs, Chilis during the day, IHOP at nights. Both are ok, except for when I'll work at Chilis (4-10:30) then go to IHOP (10:30-5:00) then go to Chilis (10:30-4:00) and finally IHOP (10:00-5:00). But, then I'll normally have a few days off.

The house in crazy, there's always people and there's always adventures. Ashley and I got haircuts, the boys rafted down the Big Sioux, on the 4th Nick almost blew us all up with a huge firework, Kim and I talk a lot, I met David's little sister from Colorado while she was here and we hung out all the time and we bought movies at 6:00 AM.

Sometimes I get too tired to deal with things, I'm going to be glad when Darren leaves. He's not worth the problems he creates. Kris's girlfriend cheated on him and he's taking it really hard. We hang out a lot and that helps both of us.

Tonight David and I are going to buy Harry Potter. It's pretty sad, but I'm pretty excited about it.
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I heart Thorton Wilder!!!!! [May. 31st, 2005|09:59 pm]
OK, nobody from Blaine is going to believe this, but I saw Our Town the other day, in Russian, and I adored it! It was amazing! They had awesome sound effects, like newspaper pages turning or coffee pouring, dream scenes and dance numbers, and at one point George walked on his hands! It's kind of sad that I loved a version of a play in a language I didn't know, and hated the version I was actually in. Boo Mr. Pimlott, boo.

Today we went to the Hermatage, the second largest art museum in the world. I saw 5 Monet, 3 Van Gough, and two whole rooms of Picasso. It was unbelievable how beautiful it was. If I was an art groupie it would be for Monet. When we go there again we'll see DaVinci, Michaelangello, and Rembrandt.

I can't believe all of the amazing experiences I'm having here!
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(no subject) [May. 27th, 2005|10:56 pm]
After seeing Giselle I decided to become a ballet dancer, then I realized that even if I went back in time and tried to get into the Academy of Russian Ballet at the age of ten, they still wouldn't have accepted me because I have bad feet. I wouldn't even made it past round one of elimenations. But, I can still dream.

Today we went to Peterhof Palace, which was amazing, we had to wear bag/slippers over our shoes. There were also a million Chinese tourists who were behind us, but were'nt appreaciating the palace as much, so they kept trying to barge ahead of us. Luckily our translator Helen managed to keep our lead.

My roommate Ashley is driving me crazy! If there's one thing I hate its people who end every statement as a question. Here are some examples (oh, plus she just repeats her comments over and over and over): I'm so excited to be here? I just can't believe how beautiful everything is? I really want to make out with a hot Russian guy while we're here?

All in all, it's been amazing so far!
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Priviet from St Petes!! [May. 25th, 2005|11:04 pm]
This is kind of hard because all of the sign-in stuff was in Russian. My first three days here have been a ton of fun...well, not the first day where I spent my entire life on a plane. If you have to eat three meals in the air then you're up there too long.

It's beautiful here, and right now it's 11:00 and its still light out. How cool are the white nights? very, I tell you...very.

Gotta go, da svidanya!
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Da svidanya!! [May. 23rd, 2005|05:11 am]
[mood |excitedexcited]
[music |Rent]

Well, soon I'll be going to Russia....I'm really excited. I'm also really scared that I'm going to get TB. Not just any TB, super TB.

Have a fun three weeks everybody!
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We're almost out!! [May. 11th, 2005|02:17 pm]
[music |FM Static]

Oh...life moves fast. School's almost out, two more days of classes, then my three finals that I have left. Followed by packing, and moving everything to Dylan's house. Then I'll go home, do my laundry, return my movie to Hollywood Video, and go to Russia.

It's official, I'm staying in Sioux Falls this summer! I'm so excited. I'll miss everybody a lot, but I know that even if I was home, I'd still work non-stop and never come in contact with anybody. At least this way, when I come home I'll prioritize and make sure to see people.

Charity, we WILL see Batman this summer, OK?
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(no subject) [May. 6th, 2005|11:23 am]
It's been a long long couple of weeks. I sprained my ankle on Sunday by falling down the stairs, followed by me getting tonsilitis on Thursday. Its been a pretty healthy week.

I might stay in Sioux Falls this summer, I want to more than anything. I just need to find another job before school ends. I already have one job....beer girl at the Canaries (SF's version of the St Paul Saints) home games. All I can say is, I bet I'll make a lot of tips.

I'm leaving for Russia so very soon.
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I'm pretty sure I'm going to pass out [Apr. 21st, 2005|05:58 pm]
Last night for whatever reason Darren and Kris and Laura decided to drink their beers, and I had a good two (but they were gross). The highlight of the night came after Kris vomitted a great deal after binging an even greater deal. Kris and Laura started making out on the bed, and Darren and I sat on the couch and whispered things like:
"this is really awkward" and
"Kris just thew up."
"Yeah, but he brushed his teeth"
"Well, I wouldn't kiss him for at least a day."
"That's true devotion over there."

awwwwkwaaaaard to say the least.

I'm doing box office for the play "The Skin of Our Teeth" brought to us by Thorton Wilder who also was the author of the hit hit play "Our Town." Its been the longest day ever ever ever.
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Out of seven meals I ate one in our commons [Apr. 19th, 2005|09:13 am]
Best weekend ever!

Friday night we all were hanging out when Kris's phone broke, he knew he'd have to get a new one this weekend, so had to go to Sioux City. Nick and I came with and we left Augie at 1:30 AM, rolling into Kris's house at around 3:00. It was a great car trip, we talked a lot about love, and how crazy girls are. Then we stayed up for a good while trying to think of theme partys....grandpas and sports bras, dormatory halls and racquetballs....they just weren't all that good. But, they were funny and I laughed a lot at the time. (The next morning I found out that I had awakened a woman staying with Kris's parents because her husband just died with my laughing. However, she said it was nice to hear somebody laughing for a change, so I felt a little better.)

Kris and his dad were getting a new phone in a Verision store in a strip mall, so Nick and I decided to go to a Toys R Us that was there.

And I found....a HOVER-DISC!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not sure if you've ever seen one, but they're easily the best toy in the world, floating and spinning with reckless abandon. Nick and I brought it outside, and on the second throw Nick threw it up....and it floated....straight over the roof of the mall. It was a beautiful but tragic sight, seeing my hover-disc float out of my life on a stray breeze. Luckily, we found it.

P.S. I named my hover-disc Hovie and it's my favorite thing I own on campus.

To all of you music woshipers: Check out the band Mae. They're beautiful....especially song number 2 on their newest CD. Everybody's listening to them here, they're bigger than Hanson first was with Om-bob.

Also, check out "Amy's Diary" at www.angryaliens.com I gaurentee you that you will not regret it. This is something else that's quite the trend at Augie and has already spred as far north as Moorehead State.
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