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02 January 2015 @ 09:07 pm

I've got a tablet and the app.   Now if I could just master swipe typing on this thing at a reasonable pace,  maybe I can return to LiveJournal for real.

i've got better things to do than survive
01 October 2011 @ 08:56 pm
List three books that have changed your life:
#1  Feed by MT Anderson

#2  Harry Potter 1-7 by JK Rowling

and book #3 is where I can't settle...

I love High Fidelity by Nick Hornby so, so much, but I can't say that it changed my life, exactly.  The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger and Black Boy by Richard Wright and Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt all changed the way that I read and the way that I felt about writing, but again, I am not sure that any one of them changed my life more than any other.  God-Shaped Hole by Tiffany DeBartolo is one of the most haunting and sad books that I ever read.  So amazing, but so, so sad.  I think choice #3 should be a Judy Blume book from my childhood because I loved all of her books so much when I was growing up, but I don't think I could possibly choose between them.  I don't even have a favorite.  I also feel a little guilty not including Fight Club or Survivor or Invisible Monsters (all by Chuck Palahniuk) but it's because I'm not sure if anything is on the same level as Feed or Harry Potter, even though I ate, slept, and breathed Chuck Palahniuk for a few years of my life.

Okay, I think #3 would have to be Summer Sisters by Judy Blume, which I did not read until somewhere around the time when I graduated high school.  I finished reading it on a bus and so I couldn't cry because there were so many people.  When I got home, I went up to my room and re-read the last chapter or so in order to give it all the emotion that it deserved.  That is one of my only favorite books that I have only read once - I will have to go through and look at it again.

i've got better things to do than survive
08 August 2011 @ 01:35 am
What fictional television show would you want to live in? What character would you play?

I would love to be Maeby on Arrested Development.

I would also love to live in The Office but I am not sure who I would be of the existing characters...I love them all so much.

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08 August 2011 @ 01:16 am
Where is your happiest place on earth?

Panera Bread.

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08 August 2011 @ 01:13 am
Which song gives you goosebumps? Good or bad-- tell us why.

I just wrote a really long answer to this and then it somehow got deleted when I tried to post it...so here is the quick and annoyed answer.  Maybe I will come back and further explain another time.

Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

1979 - Smashing Pumpkins

Redemption Song - Bob Marley

Breathe Me - Sia

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - IZ Kamakawiwoʻole

Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

Come Pick Me Up - Ryan Adams

In My Life - The Beatles

Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

No One - Alicia Keyes

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08 July 2011 @ 12:36 am
would be so much better if there were entries from shoeyou on it. 
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26 May 2011 @ 01:25 pm
my friends page has one entry on it right now.  come back?
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09 June 2008 @ 04:08 pm
Here's one that hasn't made it up from the road. There's actually a series of these that I have to get from my favorite jerk. Anyways, enjoy.

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Speaking of photographs -

What is the best website to A: keep photo albums online (unlimited space, user friendly, etc.) ?

and B: what is the best and cheapest place to order prints online?

Is there a place that is best for both?

Thanks in advance.
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23 May 2008 @ 01:01 am
The last time I remember seeing a rainbow in Connecticut was at least 5 years ago. It was absolutely huge and it was over I-95 between Stratford and Milford. It was awesome - it was even on the front page of the paper the next day. I feel like I've only seen a dozen of them in Connecticut ever. I saw one almost every day when I was in Hawaii - I even saw a complete rainbow in Hawaii.

Oh, snap - I lied. The last one I saw at home was on the day of Matt and Di's wedding rehearsal, the day right before they got married!

Anyways, I actually had my camera in my car with me and snapped this: