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The first seven people anywhere in the world to respond to this post will get something created by me. It will be personalized for you.

You have no clue what it's going to be.

I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

I don't normally tell people to repost, but because of the creative demands of this meme, if you don't repost within 24 hours of your comment, I must take you off the list.

Please note that I'm not known for my craftiness, so the beauty/usefulness of anything you get from me may be dubious. It will not be a cat. It might be made of cat fur, which I have in abundance.

Current Mood:
silly silly
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Well, the move to Philly was accomplished, and integration of my two cats into And's three cat household more successful than I had hoped. Spent a very blissful few weeks being disturbingly domestic, gardening, cooking, generally running errands and whatnot. I found it a nice way to relax after my escape from NYC. New York and I kind of broke up, and we didn't talk for a while, but now we're ok with each other. We're like friends who send Christmas and birthday cards.

The road trip has been the highlight of the summer. Some pictures are on facebook and myspace, but not all because my laptop ran out of disk space and I can't upload all our pictures! We drove from Philadelphia to Oregon in four days (intense) and then went north to Seattle and LaConner, Washington. When we came back south, we stopped in Portland, where our friend's father - a man we'd never met - gave us $220 cash and a BMW (our friend is a recent Portland-Philly transplant, so we drove his car back for him and he paid for half the gas). It was pretty sweet. Coming home it was just Anders and I, and we took our time, hitting Yellowstone, the Badlands, Devils Tower, Crazy Horse Monument, and Wall Drug along the way. I think that was my favorite part of the trip, aside from the time we spent in Ashland, OR. To camp, and hike, and be outside and together but alone was very nice.

When we came home I bought a bike, and I've been riding to the library almost every day. Am in the market for people to bike with!

Sadly, we will not be going to Burning Man, however. Three weeks on the road with gas prices the way they are cost us a lot of money, and it wouldn't be financially responsible to go this year. I've never been, but I miss it. While driving through northern Nevada, we were just on the opposite side of the mountain range that surrounds the playa...the closest I've yet come! But, with the money we get from selling our tickets we're going to start saving for next year, and go camping in Acadia for a long weekend, which will be much cheaper than flying to SF and spending a week in the desert.

Have begun applying for jobs, but am always on the lookout. If your company is hiring, let me know! To that end, it's time to stop messing about on the internet and go get some work!
Current Mood:
happy happy
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Since I just posted a comment on a fairly "controversial" thread concerning the dear Mr. Perry, I figured I'd better update a bit so all the slavering masses who come to tear me a new one for sticking up for him have something to sink their teeth into.

So here it is:

Still a grad-school drop out, still in NYC.But not for long.
Have quit my job, last day is May 23. Moving to Philadelphia on May 24.
No longer poly, seeing as one of my two moved back to San Fran, and I was losing interest in it anyway. Open but monogamous relationships: do they exist? Stay tuned and find out, cause that's kind of what's happening.
Along that vein, am moving in with my partner, at least until the fall, when I will have time to get my own place.

And what am I doing in between May 24 and The Fall, you ask? I'm happy to tell you.

On or around June 16, my partner Anders, our friend JessRocket, and myself will be leaving to drive to Oregon. This may also include time in California, Washington, and Wyoming (for the Rainbow Gathering).
In July I might come back and think about looking for a job.
In August, we're going to Burning Man. That's right, I'm voluntarily going to live in a tent in the desert with 50,000 other freeks for a week, and I can't wait.

Once again, I'm downsizing. So if there's anything of mine you want, let me know, cause I'm in the mood to give it away.
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Long time no post. So here's what happened: I walked out on my life.

I dumped my boyfriend, moved out of my apartment in Park Slope and into a loft with two room mates in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, I took a leave of absence from grad school, and I am experimenting with a polyamorous approach to dating.

Any questions?

Current Music:
Sublime: Ball & Chain
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"Say nothing but good of the dead."

I just read about the death of Kurt Vonnegut last night here in NY. I didn't read very many of his works, but those I did I thoroughly enjoyed. EPICAC actually made me cry. The world of literature will be a sadder, less colorful place for his passing.

From today's New York Times:
"His last book, in 2005, was a collection of biographical essays, “A Man Without a Country.” It, too, was a best seller.It concludes with a poem written by Mr. Vonnegut called “Requiem,” which has these closing lines:

'When the last living thing 
has died on account of us,
how poetical it would be
if Earth could say,
in a voice floating up
perhaps
from the floor
of the Grand Canyon,
“It is done.”
People did not like it here.'"


So it goes. Rest in peace, Mr. Vonnegut.

Current Location:
home
Current Mood:
sad sad
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My bank sent me a new debit card today. I didn't ask them for one, I guess they just thought it was time. I like it because it's bright orange and kinda funky looking. But I had to have a moment of silence for my old one (which was a lovely blue) because it saw me through many a purchase... Booze, books, etc. It certainly served me well. I was very sad to have to cut it into pieces. Reminded me of Old Yeller.
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Current Location:
home
Current Mood:
okay okay
Current Music:
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
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Bad things:
~Today is the seven year anniversary of my father's passing.
~I've not been getting enough sleep lately, and so have been tired and cranky a lot in the past week.
~Although I've been going to the gym three times a week for over a month now, I haven't seen any real reduction in the giggliness of my wiggliness.
~Work is frustrating because our sales girls are annoying, lazy bitches.

Good things:
~Easter is coming, which means I get to see my mom. It will be the first time she and Toxic's family spend any real amount of time together.
~I'll be in Italy from May 24 - June 17. Mostly in Florence, but I'm going to spend a weekend in Rome with my class and another weekend in Assisi visiting Toxic's brother Mike, who is a Franciscan Friar at the cathedral there (yes, really).
~I was able to get into both of the classes I want to take in the fall (Conservation& Preservation and Management of Archives).
~We're going to Maine for a week in mid-August, which makes me indescribably happy.
~I can sleep until 9:30 tomorrow morning, which is three whole hours later than usual.

Good Night!

Current Location:
home
Current Mood:
tired crabby
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Beware the Ides of March!
Current Location:
work
Current Mood:
dorky
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I think Danielle and Joe especially will get a kick out of this.

If I had known eight years ago that this would exist now, I would totally have stuck with ballet.

This gallery of photos is particularly impressive.

And I just realized that they performed with Opeth...but I missed it. :(

Current Location:
work
Current Mood:
excited excited
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I know, I know, it's been a while. But I've just beed really freakin' busy! Between work, school, volunteering, and now the gym (three times a week for at least an hour!) life's pretty full.
Good things:
1.Since Toxic and I have found a nice, reasonably priced, not filled with beautiful people gym, I feel less like a slowly inflating balloon.
2. This month I will finally pay off the rest of my credit card balance from the Christmas season
3. Once that's done, I can start saving some money for a vacation this summer (Tess and I are thinking Montreal)
4. I've been spending more time with Jonny L and the "Brooklyn crew" (as I call them) as well as with my school friends, which makes me feel like I really have a life here.

Bad things:
1. My advisor screwed me over by allowing me to register for a class I didn't have the prereqs for, which (because the class didn't begin meeting until nearly midterm) resulted in me having to drop without being able to add something else instead, and now Pratt doesn't want to refund the cost of the course because this happened after the drop/add period.
2. Toxic's oldest friend and our close neighbor, Dan , who Toxic reconnected with when we moved to Park Slope, just took a new job and moved to Seattle.
3. I have very little free time during the week, and soon I will have to give up our movie evenings to write papers.
4. Toxic is currently on a business trip to Philly for the week, so I'm home alone. :(

Other than that, nothing much else is new. My mom's coming to visit on Wednesday, and I'm very excited. My cousin and his partner also visited for the first time this weekend. I hope they come back when there's less going on (there was a birthday party on the Upper West Side Friday) so they can see more of NY and I can spend more time with them.

Oh, and because I no longer have that one class (which met on weekends) I can now go see Steel Magnolias at Moravian. Any other takers? I think I'll go to the Saturday evening performance.

Time for bed!

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home
Current Mood:
sleepy sleepy
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