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Rants, ramblings about my life, work, politics, current events and my obsessions with yarn, knitting, and good music...

Thursday, April 29, 2004


I am wrecked, but am done.

I was up until 1am finishing my piece of shit paper on gender and mental health.

It's crap. But I DON'T CARE. I could bomb this paper and still get an A at the rate I'm going for this class. All it needs is to be handed in which I am going to do in about an hour.

I have a make up class at 6:10 and then that's it. No more school!!

Well except for my two finals next week, but those really don't count.

I need a nap. Baaaadddddddd.......

Send good vibes Niels' way... my agony has ended and his has just begun.... he's three papers due next week.

Also send some good vibes Martha A's way.... she submitted her thesis......

Monday, April 26, 2004

March for Women's Lives

Dan, Stacy, Niels, Matt & I were here...

(Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times)

...along with at least 800,000 of our closeset friends, marching to show the Bush Administration that we will not go quietly. That we will fight him on his war against women. It was a very humbling and wonderful experience.

Happy monday to you all. Off to do some reading before I start work....

Tuesday, April 20, 2004


I was able to cross off from my "To Do: End of Semester" list my Gender & Lit paper yesterday! YAY! me!! It's done a week early!!!

But now that means..... my Faulkner paper.... and my Sociology Paper.... both due next week. I wish writing wasn't such a struggle for me. I've really started to like it more, but it's still like pulling teeth....

Stomache ache of stress arrived full force over the weekend.

Allergies bad. Must go by Claritin....

Sunday, April 18, 2004


It's supposed to get up to 88 degrees & I'm stuck inside writing a paper. *sigh* Today is one of those days where I wish I a) had a balcony so I could sit outside & write or b) had my own place so I could sit outside & write.

Spent most of yesterday on campus. Had to meet up with my group to put together our poster for our poster presentation tomorrow. The title of ours is "Trans History is Your History" It came out pretty well, I just wish I had taken a picture of it. Then I spent the rest of the afternoon working on my paper for my Gender and Literature class. I want to have it done by the time I go to bed. Finish writing it by 6pm, then have the edits done by 10pm, well actually 9pm, cuz Alias is on.

Last night I took a short break with Niels and we went to see Hellboy. It was sooooooo good. I walked into the movie not knowing what to expect since until recently I didn't even know the comic exisited. I really really dug the film.

Ok back to writing....

Go out & enjoy the sun!

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

How Well??

Yeah, I have no original bone in my body. I got this idea from Alena.

How well do you know me? Take the quiz and find out.

Monday, April 12, 2004

Easter Weekend.

Not much time to write since I'm at the office. But Niels & I spent the weekend in beautiful Edgewood, MD with the Layman-Kennedy family & their respective families. I had a blast, I'm hoping Niels did too. No schoolwork got done, which isn't good, but I know it'll get done.

Stacy & I had a knitting lesson saturday morning. All I have to say is: double pointed needles. We now know how to use double pointed needles. Yes, I know, we kick ass.

Happy Monday... stay warm & dry on this dreary day.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004


I totally should be reading Faulkner right now. But I'm not. My friend Lee's in my office & we're totally gabbin'.

So ya know how you're allowed a freebie or two in a relationship? (All totally unattainable of course.) Well for as much as I am smitten with my boo, I have to admit that if this man asked me to go on a whirl wind tour I'd have to say yes.....

mike mills, rem's bassist

(thanks to the person who took this picture)

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Crazy busy...

Things have been totally insane. I can't wait for the semester to be over. I'm going to party like it's 1999.

Here's a photo of me & Niels to tide you all over until I can post next. He does exist even though there are people who don't think he does.