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[20 Feb 2005|12:46am]
[ mood | hopeful ]

If you'd like, comment with your request to befriend me here; if you know me in person pretty well you pretty much have a shoe-in. Otherwise, I hope you at least enjoy my layout. ^^;
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[07 Feb 2005|03:03pm]
[ mood | indifferent ]

How I see the world with an ice cream headache from chocolate Haagen-Dazs.

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[06 Feb 2005|10:46pm]
[ mood | too awake ]

Does anyone like writing in pen? Personally, I can't stand it. Last semester I had a class where I was forced to write in pen everyday, drove me nuts. And now here's another class. Creative Writing. Yea, I think I'm gonna have to get over this and not be stubborn or else this class is going to go downhill fast.

So, Solo and Ensamble yesterday. The high school was veeery cold, so every event I played in, we had to do oober good tuning haha. Solo went great, all the cello solos were fabulous; most of us sat in for eachother's pieces, because we're just super cellos like that. :D If nothing else went well that day, I wanted the quartet to go as well as it could - and I think our playing surpassed my expectation. I was very pleased with all performances. Overall it was kind of bittersweet, being my last time there. :\ Ah well.

And yea, our quartet got a 1+ but got only 2nd alt. Poo! Meh, I'm happy with just that. Really, I was thinking to myself, if I make a big deal out of not going to state, that's really selfish of me because the part I was most looking foward to most of my year with Evergreen has already passed, Swining in Vienna. So, I am content. mmmm Yoga is helping :) haha.

Life in general.. is ok, I guess. I don't like drifting. Especially from someone. And PLU, any day now. The cello guy reeeeally likes me, so at least I have my foot in the door, well, sort of. The point of choosing the cello in the 5th grade is aaaaalmost here.

Oh, and I saw the Seattle Symphony perform the Stravinsky's Firebird Suite this afternoon. They played an arrangment, it was weird. But still an incredibly powerful performance, of course. There's this really huge loud bang to start the 'Inferno Dance' after a very serene movement, and I was just waiting to see my mom freak out. And sure enough, she jumps out of her seat and the program goes flying, and it was just priceless, hehe. ^^;

Mk, I should be done now. Darn it, my speakers keep on making that clicking noise like someone's about to call. But then the phone doesn't do anything, so speakers, stop making me so anticipatory! Is that a word? Well it is now. Darn that 2% latte I had 2 hours ago.. DFLJWEIR well, here goes my attempt at falling asleep now, good night all.

And and and there's this one song at the end of Shall We Dance called 'The Book of Love' by Peter Gabriel, and I tried to purchase it on itunes this evening, but its only sold with the whole freaking soundtrack which is 9.99 BAH no. So if anyone has an mp3 of it.. yousendit.com it pleeeeeease? :) Me give you candy. *nods vigorously*

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[04 Feb 2005|11:08pm]
[ mood | uncomfortable ]

Wha, I have just discovered that my washing machine beeps at the same pitch as my microwave when its done. Crazy.

Saw the three one-acts tonight, twas good.

Evergreen went well today. S&E tomorrow; I asked my dad to do some errands for a couple hours today so I could pratice up to the last day here (since the whole afternoon I was at Evergreen rehearsal). I'm nervous, but what's done is done. All I can do is wait and hope for the best. :)

Got a random call from Leslie today, she was trying to see if I'm in contact with Ben Lin anymore. He's a former newport student, 22 now, played chamber music with my sister a ton and I knew him through Karen stuff when I was in middle school. And maria and him had the cutest crush together. ^^; But yea, Leslie's trying to find him.. so if any music people know where he is or his contact information, please share?

This is from a photography community that only uses polariods. Huh. I kinda like it. g'night

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[03 Feb 2005|08:02pm]
[ mood | optimistic ]

One more reason to hate the mass of students that attend my school: one of those scum bags jacked my ipod and USB stick. I came to my marketing class the morning after I had discovered them missing (haha), and found that Sherman was out until monday. So the sub wouldn't let me go into his office to see if he had picked it up and put in a drawer or something. But today she said she looked in his office, and found neither of the items. Suprisingly, I'm really starting to miss my UBS stick, rather than my ipod mini, because I have a semester and 3 days worth of work on there. Crap. Here's to holding 1000MB in gmail for transfering documents from home to school.

Solo and Ensamble countdown, one more day. Quintet will be eh, quartet will hopefully go to state with, solo, I have no idea. But if I do go to state, the PLU prof is adjudicating the cellos, so that'd be pretty sweet.

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[02 Feb 2005|09:15pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

Why McCombs yeilded some of her Creative Writing students to Peterson, the world may never know. But I'm gosh darn bummed she did. We're writing a lot of 'self' pieces; write a point-of-view piece from your parents, best friend, and enemy of you.. write a story with you as the main character.. write a dialogue between two aspects of your personality.. Its interesting to write, but the actual environment of the class sucks. She hands us an assignment, and the rest of the period is writing or reading, but also writing a response of course! This all takes place in silence. Me want bubbly McCombs.. *weeps*

Ok, that was pathetic, moving on to.. my life. Heh.

Our quartet performed as PLMS parents were walking into this big 9th grade orientation thing in the gym. I'm glad we got our first 'perfomance' out of the way. This just makes me more confident for saturday, yay! :) I rehearsed my solo with my accompanist last night, and for the first time, running through a solo with the piano part actually made me more confident. Huh, go figure. Yay for ensamble skills.

Rehearsed with the horn quintet last night as well. Andreas' teacher came as well to listen and give her imput. I think I got the biggest diss ever though: 'I'm not a string player, but try using vibrato on those down beats, it helps a lot with the ensamble' Yup, nothing against horn players, but having a horn player tell that to a string player, that'll make anyone a bit bitter. ^^; Heh, but no big deal, I'm just being nit picky and annoying.

The washer/dryer guys came to our house today and took away the bad washer/dryer and put in a good one. Oh goodie. They were making a lot of noise though, enough to give me the urge to just go study at starbucks. And maybe get Jasnen to come along too. :D I figured he'd sit in for a bit and quickly get distracted with thoughts of his homework, but he actually stayed for a while. We made debated whether I preffered molassas or peanut butter cookies, made fun of eachother in general, and just talked. That was nice. Haha 'nice', I didn't watch any Eternal Sunshine today, no.. ^^;

I'm done now, and need to work on my stoooory. Haha, I had no idea what to write about, so I'm just going to be lame and talk about how my sister almost killed my cat when she was 8.. and we'll see what speculated event it will go to from there.

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[30 Jan 2005|04:35pm]
[ mood | okay ]

Yay, I got my yoga pants. That Lucy store is so cute.

And it just so happened to be that PLU admission counselors were at a nearby Starbucks to answer random admissions questions. I tried to refrain from groveling at their feet, and somehow calmly asked them if there was any chance of them reviewing my application if my reccomedation was not present by the 31st. They said they would not, but they said it wouldn't be the end of the world if the rec came in after the 31st and then they would review my whole app then. *Hallelujah Chorus jumps into head* So I guess my frantic voice message on Braman's home phone wasn't that necessary, but I am still harassing him on Monday. And Tuesday. And Wednesday. And Thursday. And until he sending that f-ing reccomendation in.

Last night sucked. Felt like crap all around. Solution: instead of wasting 5 bucks for every rental, I bought Eternal Sunshine, and got a hot chocolate while I was at it. And a molassas cookie. And then I sat in the parking lot and called Maria. *Thanks God for giving me a sister*

But I did feel pretty productive yesterday afternoon; I totally gutted out my room and gave all the clothes I don't wear or don't fit anymore to Good Will. And in the process, found some seven jeans in the bottom of my pants drawer that were too big about a year ago but look darn good now. :D YAY!

I viewed the Jersey Girl DVD this morning because I rolled out of bed and found I had an empty house and I was like what the heck. The first 30 mintues are worthless when you think about what the movie was initially advertising itsself as, and its just plain depressing actually. And a maaaajor plumet for Liv Tyler after LOTR. Yikes. Don't ask me why I saw a film with Ben Affleck in it. >.

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[28 Jan 2005|11:21pm]
[ mood | calm ]

When having a bad day, look at this. I don't know why, just looks to innocent, yet I know its just a big guy with a lion mask on. And jumping on a trampoline. Bah. I dunno, this pic has been stuck in my head for the past couple days, and I'm sharing it now with friends, that's all. :)

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[25 Jan 2005|12:02pm]
[ mood | BLEH ]

Not trying to stir up anything, but just like alienfirst I thought this was pretty darn funny. And is making everyone stare at me in the library while I roll on the floor laughing. Well, not exactly, but still. XD

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[24 Jan 2005|10:25pm]
[ mood | exhausted ]

A - Accent: Well I was born and raised in the northwestern states.
B - Breast Size: gosh darn good proud of it! :D (wow, I sound like a hick)
C - Chore You Hate: vacuuming, blech
D - Dad's Name: Rob
E - Essential Make-Up Item: soapy stuff to wash. But at swingin in vienna I had this intense peppermint-smelling lip gloss haha.
F - Favorite Cologne: meh. the smell of jansen will suffice, thank you ^^;
G - Gold or Silver: silver
H - Hometown: Suberbia Seattle
J - Job Title: Student! Yes!
K - Kids: in the far and distant future. Well, maybe not reeeeally far, I don't want to be 40 or something when I have my first kid.
L - Living Arrangements: With parentals.
M - Mum's Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina
N - Number of Apples You've Eaten: a ga-jillion. Fruit is good.
O - Overnight Hospital Stays: none.
P - Phobias: I'd rather not think of them at this time of night..
Q - Question you'd like answered: Is 'chair' bias?
R - Religious Affiliation: Christian, Lutheran
S - Siblings: one, Maddddia.
T - Time You Wake Up: Well, first alarm goes off at 6:10.. ^^;
U - Unnatural Hair Colours You've Worn: Blech, no coloring.
V - Vegetable You Refuse To Eat: Asperagas
W - Worst Habit: Biting my nails. But I have an excuse, I'm a string player. :D
X - X-Rays: teeth
Y - Yummy Foods You Make: toast. burnt toast. and then my dad eats it and my mom and I laugh at him hahaha.
Z - Zodiac Sign: taurus, *makes noise that a taurus makes*

We have our 'senior, best of's tomorrow and I still don't know what I should wear. Darn it.

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[23 Jan 2005|03:16pm]
[ mood | bored ]

Sounds like everyone has had an interesting last few days. Whether its buckling down under IB and finals studying, slitting your foot open by stepping in glass and getting two stiches, or antcipating a record-low energy Solo and Ensamble - I think we all deserve a 4-day weekend, no? :D

First off, the IB marathon continues with a huge-bum paper and crap. So in other words, the majority of my friends are busy and plain exhausted. Finals start next week, and aren't we aaaall feeling the pressure from that one. Hm, I should make cookies. *nods*

Jansen took me out to Nickalino's on Friday, YAY! Perfect timing too, it was our 8th month-aversary dealy on that day. ^^; Poooounds of pasta. But before that, when I picked him, he had a suprise waiting at his house that made me the luckiest girl in the world. And made up for the fact that he didn't come to Swingin' in Vienna. Heeeeeeehehehe. Two words: Moonlight Serenade. bwaaa...

Sadly though, it sounds like Maria buggered up her foot that same up evening up north. Bah, silly girl. I hope it heals ok. :\ Sounds like it was a traumatic event, but she's a powerful gal. GIRL POWER. Or, 'that one' power. XD When we were still in Pacific, we had a babysitter who called us 'that one and that one'. Aaah, bad memories of the numerous awful babysitters.

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[20 Jan 2005|05:48pm]
[ mood | okay ]

We switched seats in TOK. Preveiously, these two girls sat near Sean and I, and their voices combined is just paaaainful. And as of today, once again, a teacher of mine plays the 'oh allison's a nice quiet neutral girl' card and I now sit between the two of them as a buffer in the front row.

Mom's at costco getting Swingin in Vienna pictures, yaaaay. :) Will post a few soon.

Solo & Ensamble is in two-ish weeks, our quartet actually sounds presentable now because we switched to a much more doable piece for all four of us. Rococo (my solo) , get ready to be slaughtered to perfection in the coming fortnight. I am getting kind of getting sick of this piece.. already. bleh.

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[19 Jan 2005|05:25pm]
[ mood | calm ]

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Freakin' a.. Well, I did the 9 question survey, so I guess I had it coming.

It sounds like I missed a lot today in TOK. poo. Lj-cut time to rid your friends pages of my chunk of ranting.

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Thought a lot about this scene in Big Fish today:

>This town is everything a man could ask for. And if I were to end up here, I'd consider myself lucky. But the fact is, I'm not ready to end up anywhere.
>>How are you gonna make it without your shoes?
>I suspect it will hurt a lot.
>>You won't find a better place!
>I don't expect to.
>>Promise me you'll come back.
>I promise. Someday. When I'm really supposed to.

Even though I'm not ready to end up anywhere, for some reason I have this really heavy and present feeling that God truely has a plan for me, and that I'll find my niche. Someday, I really will.
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[17 Jan 2005|08:48pm]
[ mood | conflicted ]

Swinin in Vienna was awesome. I thanked zane for being my psudo-date for the last 6 years; all our friends seemed to have a much better time than they thought they would. :) Especially Lauren and Sean, they were turning into swing maniacs haha. Teg and I looked pretty desperate at one point looking for any guy to swing dance with since Zane had half of a huge piece of chocolate cake stuffed in his mouth, and all our other guy friends were just having a grand ole time. Found guy who was in some show with zane, Jimmy, holy cow he was freaking good. Danced with Sean twice. Andreas one and a half sort of.. eich. Yaaay. I'm just so happy everyone was happy. :D

Cello gals and Peter picture, I am posting as soon as I waste the rest of that roll this week. ^^;

So this evening, I snatched a mocha in between my cello lesson and my calc tutoring, and I had only enough time on the road to drink a few sips before I landed at Hefty's door. An hour and a half later, I come back to my car to find a very chilly mocha, and end up chuging the whole thing. And now I have a tummy ache.

Ok, I'm done being hyper and random this evening. Good night!

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[16 Jan 2005|10:33am]
[ mood | crazy ]

Bah, LJ don't scare me like that again. ^^;

I strongly suggest you purchase Ben Folds Live. I borrowed it from Zak. Some swearing, but they are really veeeery good live and in tune. And he's an awesome pianist, haha Tiny Dancer.. Ben Folds makes me miss conni just a little bit still.

Actually, her mom told my mom that she's flying back the begining of this summer. That might be the soonest we'll see here, because this whole flying her back in Feb is a lot harder to co-ordinate with all parties than I thought it would be. I got a letter from her this past week.. I should write her back today. :)

Well, here begins the all-day marathon that is Swingin in Vienna. Set up a noon for the afternoon, and then the shebang starts in the evening. Then go home at midnight, only after we take everything down. So much work, but its always so worth it. ^^; *hums Brian Setzer's Let's Live it Up*

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[12 Jan 2005|05:31pm]
[ mood | blah ]

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Not sure if I agree, but ok.

For TOK we wrote a letter to the editor of the NY Times conscerning the questionable images of war and famine and such that they publish. I didn't have much of a controversial letter like you'd see in an editorial, I agreed with the editor. Ah well.

Still didn't snow. No wonder everyone around here has S.A.D., not only because of the dark days we have, but that everytime the weather man gets our hopes up for snow, we don't get a speck. Well, we did, but most of us were asleep.

Zane's birthday was today, yay. Consequently, the same day that Kenny dumped me a year ago. Looking back, I think I spent more energy on that kid after the fact, than when we were actually going out. Maybe. What a waste of time.

So I'm just kinda at home today, very quiet evening ahead of me with just my mom and I here. But that's ok. J may stop by, he just got his new contacts because they have been randomly hurting in the past. Why I'm telling you my plans for the evening, I don't know, but whatever. Have a good rest of your wednesday.. :)

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[11 Jan 2005|10:05pm]
[ mood | pretty good, thanks ]

Trying to predict the weather in the northwest is ridiculous. I just hope we get either some snow and a 2-hr or more late-start (11:30, yes!), or not quite as chilly temperatures with *gasp* a few rays of sunlight. Mrr..

I'm bolding things. Maria did it a while ago for an entry and it was fun to read. I only hope for the same effect, although this is probably just plain annoying haha.

Maria's home tomorrow. Dentist stuff, horray. Wait, she's back in two days, I think. Its my dad who is out of town, he's off to Arizona for business for a couple days.

I think its Zane's birthday tomorrow. Mic's soon, Zak's is just a few days after Jansen's, which is coming up in Feburary, so a big hoo-ha should be planned.. And I think the Sean/Tegan birthday is coming up soon as well.. and mine in April (and paopao!). Bah, so old.

Jansen stopped by today, that was nice. We're making a point to hang out with each other about once or twice a week now. I have finals coming up and random cello stuff and he's just plain busy with school and tricky mind games in cs and learning c++. Hehe, maybe he'll do the Fibonacci sequence when he's learned the ins and outs of running c++.. :P

Pray for snow, pray for a B grade from Ishmael's second grading of mine and Britt's script.. uhg.

SWINGIN IN VIENNA! OMGa its Sunday. Sean, Tegan, Britt, Max, Zane for sure, I'll trying and catch everyone else tomorrow morning and get mah money.. My dress (and ect.) is awesome. Are awesome? Sorry. Sleep now yes good bai!

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[08 Jan 2005|09:43pm]
[ mood | good ]

So I'm driving home this evening from another day-long Tacoma youth symphony excursion, and we're so freaking close to being in issaquah, and my mom mutters 'I feel like a burger.' Now I have a tummy ache, but I got some gosh darn good fries, and that right there ladies and gentlemen, was the best part of my day.

It better snow tonight, or I'm going to .. beat up the clouds? Meh. Everyone pray for more snowfall, I want an extra good morning tomorrow :) I convinced my mom into letting me stay home from church tomorrow morning to have a deserving 'saturday morning'. Plus she's going to bel square. Yesssss.

Ok, I know some of you won't like this at all, but but but yea.. speradic new favorite song. Gone by Kelly Clarkson. *dodges tomatoes* The production on the song is so freaking tight, just blows me away. Good high-energy song. Maybe listening to so much Frou Frou has made me lean to more hyper songs whee! And the lyircs to Behind These Hazel eyes are really quite good. Swallow me then spit me out; For hating you, I blame myself; Just seeing you, it kills me now. I dunno, just made me think. [/end Kelly Clarkson babbling] ^^;

Follow me, don’t follow me
I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush

o.O REM, um, what? Discussing with Peter and Andreas on the way to Evergreen rehearsal on friday haha. I swear, only REM and Phil Collins can get away with writing lyrics that make no sense at all, but one still finds one's self unconsciencely thinking about them anyway!

Zak's last night. Lasagna, Queen Anne (She likes The Killers but not The Shins!), Halo 2, nice time of just hanging out. Gabbed for an unexpectidly long time with Tegan, that was amusing. ^^; And it started snowing as we were all leaving zak's and I was the only incredibly giddy one, yay! :D

This song is making me even more sleepy. Good night all. *insert smily face, because you've seen too many already in this entry haha*

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[06 Jan 2005|07:06pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Pretty good Thursday, don't you think? Started snowing during 2nd period and I successfully hacked some more at my TOK paper stuff.

Ya know, I figure, even if we don't get any snow tonight (*gasp* God forbid!), the general public knows, and the administration knows, that snow is soon to come, and if nothing overnight, it'll just start comin down sometime tomorrow during school. With this in mind, the admin will probably want to avoid the mess all together with students driving home after 2 inches of snow during the day and ice and slush, so no school! YAY! So, just a little sunray of hope. ^^; Wait no, no sun, bad sun!

I do not want school tomorrow PLEEEEEASE no school. >.< Two papers due. Tempted to work not quite as diligantly on them, but I shouldn't risk it.

Holy crap, I tasted the new Starbucks hot chocolate. Its basically really short and spiffed up glorified chocolate syrup. Bearly any milk at all. I watched the barista steaming not milk, but this chocolate stuff. Man it is a very strooooong drink. I would be ok with it, but the taste just doesn't make it worth the headache worth it for me. :\ Sorry mic.

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[05 Jan 2005|05:20pm]
[ mood | not the greatest ]

Well today was an ok day. Ish. Got my Garden State and Transatlanticism CDs back from Zak, horray. Tegan and I got a ride with Zane and Kenny this morning and Zane yelled and played his harmonica to wake me up. Just confirmation that I just don't know who those guys are anymore but whatever.

Everything felt a little off today, don't know why. Oprah was depressing today. Plus some bum-head backed into Jansen's truck bcc and the bum-head ran off. So he had to deal with the police and the insurance people and the estimate to get the tail light and corner fixed. Gah, that's the last thing he needs right now. :\ *waves fist at whoever that bum-head is*

But some good news, I have the highest percentage for my grade in a class that's not Evergreen yaaaay.

I'm stuck in halflife again. I finally figured out to jump into the fan so I was propelled to the ceiling and chopped through to another set of room and such. But that just led me to the same nuclear circular building that I was stuck in the first place. ARG. Ah well, life goes on.

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