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Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
11:54 am
new blog
Hi everyone,

I think you should have gotten an e-mail about this, but in case you haven't, I have set up a travel blog for my crazy adventures this summer. Please check it out as I will actually post on it sometimes!!


Saturday, August 26th, 2006
2:54 pm
MY WEBPAGE IS WORKING!!! HAHAHAHAHA! And yay and all that jazz etc etc etc.

Please to check it out :) And especially please to send me pics, as I don't have any from SLU. Megan, please please PLEASE send me any digital pics of our semester abroad :)

The address is:

fun fun :)

Other than that, things are going well. I am actually enjoying my job (always a happy thing) and am still putting my apartment in order. We DO have a fouton now though, so you must all come to visit!!!! And various other furniture things. We have a TV and DVD player, but we will not be getting cable given that I in particular am very cheap esp at the present moment.

That's about all I can think of to say. Except COME SEE MY PAGE!
Saturday, July 22nd, 2006
11:02 am
hello all :)
Ok, so much news since my last posting (there always is). And incidentally, I really haven't had much time to work on my webpage. It looked so cool and then the pictures stopped working... very frustrating. Hopefully I'll manage to figure it out and fix it soon.

So, I have left the ranch and have moved to DENVER! Much fun indeed. I now have a small basement apartment, very cute, and am moving in. Christy will be moving in in August, and we shall have a glorious time. We are right near a golf course that is very fun to walk on in the evenings when the golfers are gone and the sprinklers are up, and the Denver Zoo (how random!) and a bunch of museums. Very nice area. And we have a backyard with nice thick long grass (a luxury in this desert land).

I also have two jobs! I just got them yesterday. One is full time in a jewelry store (called the Jewelry Exchange, very cool, lots of pretty shiny things) and the other is part time at a clothing store called The Limited. I'm really only doing that one because it offers really good discounts for its clothes (careerwear etc), Victoria's Secret, Bath and Body Works and a couple other places. I need some nice clothes to wear to the jewelry store, so I'll definitely be taking advantage of that. And I'm tutoring some guy in German twice a week.

Just in case anyone feels like sending me mail, my address is
2528 High St Unit B
Denver, CO 80205

And my cell is
in case anyone feels like calling to say hi :)

AND YOU SHOULD ALL VISIT!!!!! I have no furniture as of yet, but I do have an air mattress that is fairly comfortable... and we can go have fun in the mountains. And Denver's a fun city :) So come.

Ok, I've got to go clean up so when my parents arrive bringing some bedroom furniture we'll actually have places to put it.


Current Mood: busy
Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
5:35 pm
Ok, here's an update. A long time in coming, and it will be small. Very small because I am at work and also fiddling around with something NEW!!

I AM MAKING MYSELF A WEBSITE!! And I'm doing it directly in html - no cheating and using webwizards or whatever for me :) And it is taking a long time. At the moment, it is only 1 page and a picture of me in the mountains. But in time it will evolve and have all my pics and fun stuff. And you can e-mail me from there! Fun fun. So here is the link


and I will tell you when I add some more fun stuff, but at the moment I'm just so excited that I can actually DO a webpage! and if anyone has good pictures of themselves/me with them, send them to me :)


Current Mood: creative
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006
6:43 pm
yup, I suck at this
I wonder when the last one I wrote was... Ah well.

So, I'm back in Colorado! And I'll be working at a dude ranch this summer! I will be duding! Not doing dudes (rebirthofwonder) but duding :) Whatever that means.

My knee is healing well from the surgery, and in the interests of not overdoing it I will be working in the front office, but my doctor says I can ride and hike and fly fish and whatever other crazy things I can do. And we have an antique bowling alley apparently! How wonderfully random. So I should be having fun :)

And then this fall I'll be starting 2 MA's! One in conflict resolution and the other in anthropology (ethnology track). I visited the university last week and I really liked the look of it. It's another SLU basically, private, small, expensive, but they like me and are paying my tuition, so I'll just have to scrape by on my measly earnings and eat crackers and live in a hovel because I have no money (nor ever will have, as far as I can see). But still, fun! Bohemian university student living! Or something like that. So if anyone wants to come visit me and enjoy the many attractions that Colorado offers (and that includes much more than simply the breathtaking mountains...) I promise to get a better apartment and entertain you in style.

Current Mood: chipper
Sunday, March 5th, 2006
7:39 pm
You Are 30% Evil

A bit of evil lurks in your heart, but you hide it well.
In some ways, you are the most dangerous kind of evil.

HA!!! This makes me smile muchly :)

Current Mood: devious
Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
1:54 pm
Hello everyone :) Yes it is Valentine's Day, not that it really matters in my case. I totally forgot about it until this morning. My grandparents gave me some gummy-hearts, very sweet of them. And that is all my Valentine's Day love, unless you count the red roses they gave me for my surgery. Which are very beautiful and make me smile.

So anyways I'm hobbling around on crutches following my surgery last week and so far all seems well. I have GOT to get a job as I'm going crazy. I don't like sitting around watching tv all day! But I have had some minor victories; I am not taking any more heavy drugs, am down to just plain tylenol every so often, I can have a shower!!!, I managed to take my socks off and then put new ones on and then I even got my shoes on this morning! It really tired me out, but seriously, it is a small victory and hopefully when I see my surgeon tomorrow he will be so impressed and think that I am healing amazingly better than anyone he has ever seen before! If he can get past the enormously hairy legs... maybe in a month I'll be able to shave again.

I have nothing else to talk about, seriously Brockville is very very boring and I have a few friends but not good ones and I can't wait to LEAVE!!!! Wish me luck.

Current Mood: blah
Saturday, January 28th, 2006
3:25 pm
Ok so back in Brockville, whee. So exciting and all that, especially because all of my close friends have left and I have no car and am living with my grandparents. It's not as bad as all that I suppose, but it is so FRUSTRATING!!! Esp after living in Keystone for a few months. And I have a consultation with the doctor on Monday, so then I'll at least know when I can expect to have surgery and figure out my life for the next few months. Fun fun fun.

Ah well, I won't explode yet, and I have taught myself to crochet (and have made myself a very pink hat!) and watch a lot of tv and that kind of thing. Oh, and I'm applying to the University of Denver to do a double Masters in Anthro (ethnology track) and conflict resolution. Which is due by Feb 3rd and I'm still trying to find a writing sample and finish off letters... most difficult when one doesn't have much internet access!
Thursday, January 19th, 2006
5:14 pm
Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
11:05 am
Ok, this is going to be quick, but I have left my job at Keystone and am flying back to Canada on Jan 21! Which isn't really a very happy thing, but a necessary thing (for the bloody knee surgery) and I imagine that everything will turn out right. Ah well.

In other news, turnaroundkiddo came down for a day and a half from Buffalo and we had a FANTABULOUS time. Ask her about the food, the snowboarding and pretty much anything else if you see her :)

Don't feel much like writing more, but will be in touch with everyone out east and I hope to see you all!

Current Mood: okay
Saturday, December 31st, 2005
11:24 am
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Well, not yet, but since I won't have another opportunity to say this until after it already is the New Year, I will just say it now. I am at work, wasting time because my boss doesn't come in for at least another 5 minutes, and I don't think she'll be expecting us to do much work today (hopefully anyways).

So, what is everyone doing for NYE? I think that I'll be running around to all the different bars in the resort with an assorted mixture of aussies, brits, kiwis and south africans, along with the few americans who work here. And it should be much fun indeed :) Debauchery will probably take place (but when doesn't it?). But probably not as much debauchery as my last NYE in Berlin with my famed love polygon of which I was more of an unwilling participant/spectator. And amusingly enough, my NYE kiss last year was an american, while this year, in spite of the fact that I am in the US, it is far more likely that I'll be kissing some person of foreign origin.

And that's about all the stuff I can think of to say at the moment. I expect interesting and detailed accounts of everyone's personal NYE debauchery...

Current Mood: lazy
Monday, December 26th, 2005
10:01 am
oh dear. it didn't seem to work. what i wrote just disappeared! HOW IS IT THAT I CAN'T FIGURE THIS OUT?????

tender sadness moistens my eyes. i am a failure.
10:00 am
this is a test to see if i can figure out how to bold/italicize

Friday, December 23rd, 2005
7:51 am
shit, I'm useless with bolding! I haven't read everything, but I don't have time to go back and fix it, must start work...
7:44 am
taken from rebrthofwonder
Top 100 Banned Books!
Bold what you've read. Italicize what you've read part of. Enlarge the ones you've read more than once. Underline ones that you've seen as a movie or play. (but I'm just going to bold and italicize, because I don't have time for the rest of it)

1. The Bible
2. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
3. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
4. The Koran
5. Arabian Nights
6. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
7. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
8. Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
9. Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
10. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
11. Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
12. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
13. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
14. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
15. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
16. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
18. Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
19. Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
20. Essays by Michel de Montaigne
21. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
22. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
23. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
24. Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
25. Ulysses by James Joyce
26. Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
27. Animal Farm by George Orwell
28. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
29. Candide by Voltaire
30. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
31. Analects by Confucius
32. Dubliners by James Joyce
33. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
34. Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
35. Red and the Black by Stendhal
36. Das Capital by Karl Marx
37. Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
38. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
39. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
40. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
41. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
42. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
43. Jungle by Upton Sinclair
44. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
45. Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
46. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
47. Diary by Samuel Pepys
48. Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
49. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
50. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
51. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
52. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
53. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
54. Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus
55. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
56. Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
57. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
58. Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
59. Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
60. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
61. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
62. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
63. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
64. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
65. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
66. Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau
67. Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
68. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
69. The Talmud
70. Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau
71. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
72. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
73. American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
74. Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
75. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
76. Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
77. Red Pony by John Steinbeck
78. Popol Vuh
79. Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
80. Satyricon by Petronius
81. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
82. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
83. Black Boy by Richard Wright
84. Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu
85. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
86. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
87. Metaphysics by Aristotle
88. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
89. Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
90. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
91. Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
92. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
93. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
94. Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
95. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
96. Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
97. General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
98. Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
99. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
100. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Kinda fun :)

Current Mood: sleepy
Thursday, December 15th, 2005
11:31 am
SUNDAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!! YAY! Fun fun. And in order to celebrate it properly, I have been inviting all and sundry to my room on Friday night for a bit of pre-gaming and then off to a bar somewhere. I don't think I've ever had a b-day party like this one promises to be; given that most of the gentlemen that I may have kissed are probably going to show up, it should be interesting. Not that I've kissed a whole bunch or anything.

Aside from that, still no news on when I will or won't be going to Canada. I had an MRI yesterday (oh the pain, they made my knee lie flat for a WHOLE HOUR and it almost made me cry) and they should be faxing the report to Canada today, so tomorrow I'm going to call my Canadian doctor and plead with them to give me some idea of a time frame. But who knows?

So I'm off to the Employee Trade Show (where I might run into a really sketchy guy who was following me around and one of my guy friends called and told him that I had a boyfriend and given that I don't have a boyfriend, this might be sticky) and where I will also get paid to answer questions and eat food and win prizes and get free beer. There are many times when I absolutely adore my job.

I hope that all is well wherever you are, and to my SLU and Houghton friends, as soon as I'm back east I promise to get a trip down to see all of you!

Current Mood: chipper
Friday, December 9th, 2005
10:54 am
i have an ICON
Aren't you all excited? I got it off infinitemonkeys after I saw one of them on rebirthofwonder 's LJ. Look, I can even cite people nicely.

Aside from that, there isn't much new news. A few more parties, a bit more insanity, nothing too incredibly interesting. Except for some very good-looking guys from New Zealand and England. On the one hand, I will be sad to leave them. On the other, it might be good to get out before too much drama multiplies. And on yet another hand, this kind of thing gets boring after awhile (endless partying) so that is another reason that this forced migration back north may be a good idea.

Anyways, I hope you appreciate my icon and that all is well.

Current Mood: good
Friday, December 2nd, 2005
7:42 am
And thanks to bishojo17 for offering to come down and perform orthoscopic knee surgery for a mere $2000. I am very moved but think that if I take you up on that, I'd still at least like to be near Canada for the (free) reconstructive surgery that would inevitably follow...

Ok, at this point the plan is work out here for 1 more month, spend Christmas with the family and get more and more annoyed about the beautiful snow that I can't do anything in, and then move to Canada for the rest of the winter. I am looking for jobs anywhere in Ontario. And maybe I'll come back to Colorado for the summer, because I love it out here. But who really knows?

Anyways, before I get to work, I'd just like to tell everyone of the beauty of the "car bomb" which I first had the felicity to sample Wed night. You hold a pint glass with only a half pint of Guiness in it in one hand, and a shot with half Jameson and half Baileys in the other hand. You drop the shot glass into the Guiness glass, and drink it fast. YOU HAVE NEVER TASTED SUCH SMOOTHNESS! And it's a bit deadly too. So I highly recommend it.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
2:12 pm
Thank you everyone for your love :) And I will need surgery. But it would cost me $75000 if I had it here, so somehow I'm going to try to work out flying back to Canada, quick surgery, flying back here and keeping my job... but who knows? I may have to move back to Canada for the winter...

Current Mood: rather upset
Friday, November 25th, 2005
8:00 pm
ah well
It appears that the glorious dream of spending a winter skiing was just too good to last. On Wed evening I took a bad fall, twisted my knee, (and for those of you who know about this stuff, I tore my ACL (3rd degree damage), sprained my MCL (2nd degree) and my LCL (1st degree) on my right knee). Apparently all that damage is rather hard to achieve all at once, so on the one hand I should be congratulated. On the other hand, I'm kind of going in and out of feeling really upset about the crashing of all my plans for the winter, and reminding myself that I've got lots to be grateful for and that the winter will still be a lot of fun. This is the first injury I've ever had, so seriously, I'm doing pretty well. I may have to have surgery, but I'll know more about that after an MRI, which will hopefully be happening on Wed. So that's about it.

Current Mood: blah
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