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First real day of work tomorrow!

Nervous and excited...

I gets to be an adult now!
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I have a job!
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Off to the interview to the job I don't want. Come on, full-time jobs, won't you call me?
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So this dumpling, right? Supposed to take 30-45 minutes to steam.


I know I did something wrong, okay? But jesus christ. It's still too hot to eat, but it had better be fucking delicious.


And if it isn't, I might just lie about it.
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Can't sleep. my thoughts are racing.
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Oh man. Today kinda sucked, for numerous tiny reasons. Let's begin at the beginning, shall we?

1. I woke up at 2:44. PM.

This doesn't sound like a problem to those of you who have to get up early, but I slept 12 hours and wasted soo much time... I was hoping to get up around 11 or noon, which is significantly more time.

2. No emails from anyone at all that I've been waiting for responses from.

This was just sad-making, and also irritable-making, as I want a job, kthxbai.

3. Non-existent block party.

On Friday I was walking around my neighborhood with someone and a neighbor asked if I lived in the area. "We're having a potluck next Tuesday! 6:30-8:30! You should come!" I got excited because I like block parties, and I like meeting neighbors, so I remembered and told my housemate and we made a delicious (cherries, blueberries, peaches, and canteloupe) fruit salad. We walked down the street to the park to find... no block party. Sad.

4. Friends are busy

We decided to take the fruit salad over to my friends Loren and Pamela's house so they could share with us and meet Katherine. I called, they actually picked up (they are notorious for never picking up), and said that for once, they were too busy to hang out. So we had nothing.

5. Safeway does not have cheesecloth.

I'm trying to make a dumpling. Okay? Nobody has cheesecloth. Fucknuggets. Or a vegetable steamer.

6. Stupid Religious Fat Lesbian has parked in the parking spot I had before I left 10 minutes ago to go to Safeway. My car will not be in the shade tomorrow.

7. I grow hungrier.

Everyone who knows me knows this is bad. I decided to make orzo with broccoli, kalamata olives, basil, and tomato. This, of course, requires orzo, broccoli, olives, and basil. Trader Joe's is closing in 8 minutes. I drive like a bat out of hell. I notice that the SRFL has left the parking lot again, and thus the space is open. I will get it when I return.

8. Trader Joe's also has no cheesecloth. And no basil. And no orzo.

But I did get the broccoli and olives. And some Mac 'n' Cheese.

9. Safeway has no basil.

You assholes. They were out. But I did get the tomato. And the orzo.

10. I return home and SRFL has come home and taken the goddamn spot again.


So I made the Mac 'n' Cheese. It was ok. Not as delicious as the orzo dish, though. Also, I had some fruit salad, and it's too bad those motherfuckers didn't have a potluck, because we made some delicious fruit salad. Oh well, more for us.

11. No one has emailed me, still.

No job, no friends. Boo. But I talked to Patricia. Yay!

Hopefully the next hour will be good. Then it will be tomorrow.


Aug. 2nd, 2007 11:51 pm
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So today I went berry-picking, at the U-Pick farms on Sauvie Island. Thrilling and all, I'm sure, to you. But I had a good time, all by myself, wandering the rows of almost-exhausted raspberries, the squat blueberry bushes (although there was one other woman in that area), and listening to a mother whine at her child to stop whining among the marionberries. My mouth is salivating just thinking of all the berries I picked. Now there is cobbler in the oven because what else are you going to do with that many berries? And I still have about 4 containers worth left. This is a part of why I moved to Oregon.

In other news, I'm now an adult, having paid for my own internet, electricity, rent, title and registration, car insurance, furniture, flea treatment, and pet food. I'm sure there's more that I'm forgetting. The two that really made me feel adult were the title and registration and the car insurance. Everything else I've done before. However, now I am nearly broke and would really! like! a job! So please, Buck lab, decide that I'm the best possible candidate and hire me. Also, Chia lab, please write me back and ask me for an interview. Thank you.

The cobbler smells good.
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As a weird side-effect of reading Dan Savage's book, The Kid, which is about how he and his partner adopted a kid from a homeless girl, I kinda sorta want to go volunteer at the shelter she stayed in in the book (she lived in Portland). Apparently 30% of the kids there are gay/bi/trans/questioning, which I have a fair amount of experience with, as you know. It's a good program--only kids under 21 are allowed to stay there, but they try to get them off the streets and into jobs or education. 80% of the kids who go through the program don't end up back on the streets, which is pretty impressive when you think about it.

Anyway, the most interesting sounding volunteer position is helping cook for the people there. You cook, serve, eat, and hang out with the kids. For some reason, despite my general leeriness of groups of people I don't know, I'm interested.

Maybe after I get a job, and thus a regular schedule, I'll volunteer my time there. We'll see.

In other news, I went to a crafts fair today. It was pretty interesting--made me want to weave, and spin, and create, and do woodworking, and work with clay, and and and. It was for the opening of the new Portland Arts and Crafts Museum. Pretty small, but also full of very engaging art.

Also, Katherine and I are going to take up circus again when the new quarter of classes start at our local aerial school.

And I want to ride horses again.


But I'm excited about all these prospects. Also, about getting a job. Please please please, job, turn up!
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Done with Harry Potter!

Not going to post spoilers, because that's annoying. But--I did really enjoy it. Probably my favorite.
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Why is finding a goddamned job so hard? I was so good at my interview. Why do there have to be other qualified people who look better?

I would be better. They'll be sorry.

Ah sou

Jul. 10th, 2007 07:21 pm
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How to make a Corey Ellen

1 part jealousy

5 parts self-sufficiency

1 part leadership
Combine in a tall glass half filled with crushed ice. Serve with a slice of lustfulness and a pinch of salt. Yum!
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So we're in a hotel in Nebraska, a Comfort Inn that gives us free wireless access. Score.

We stopped at a Subway for food in Ogallala, Nebraska. It was attached to a gas station the way that many Subways out on the highway are, and above the gas station store was a sign that said:

"You are nowhere." How true.

Below that was a sign that said,

"EAT DOGS!!" and had a creepy picture of a cartoon dog. Yes, I took a picture. I am hoping that they mean hotdogs. But you never know with the middle of this country.

Speaking of which, Kansas = SUCK. Seriously. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. That state is a piece of shit. Ranking below it are only North Dakota and Iowa. Actually, maybe Iowa is better. And since I only have 8 states yet to visit, being Wyoming, Utah (both of which we will hit tomorrow), Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine, you know you can trust me. Since those states are all better than Kansas, or so I've heard.

Man. Fuck Kansas.

We were pleasantly surprised by Nebraska. It has little hills and pleasant little glens. And the Platte river.

Although we did stop at the ONLY gas station for HOURS on US-83, a tiny pit stop that had ancient pumps and more diesel pumps than regular. Also, much farm equiptment.

Well, that's all for now.


Jun. 27th, 2007 12:31 am
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Okay so, because one Emily Porrrtaaarrr is totally frickin' sweet, I have a second driver for my drive to Portland! Yaaaaay. Porter in Portland. All is well.

We are gonna drive together. We are going to have the best adventure EVER. So there.

that is all. Also, i have an interview! And they think I'm awesome because they talked to Mary and Mary makes me sound awesome!

And no, she's not a lesbian. I still just like the userpic. Emily, in fact, is one of my *gasp* STRAIGHT friends. Oh my goodness.

Brevard tomorrow. Seeing the grandparents.


Jun. 26th, 2007 12:44 am
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We went to pride! And saw hot lesbians!

Really, this is just an excuse to use my new userpic.


But we did go to pride. And saw hot lesbians. Hopefully more lesbian action will occur in the future.
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So, here's how it works:

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button.
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool....

Opening Credits: Manhattan Skyline - The Kings of Convenience (Eh. Pretty shitty opening credits. Too slow and dreamy, full of goodbyes and sort of rainy imagery. It would have to be a movie that begins in the middle.

Waking Up: The Boy Looked at Johnny - The Libertines (I guess it could work as an alarm clock, and a rushed wake up, except it talks about New York City in the night time? I guess my movie is taking place in NYC. Maybe I'm just waking up at night. Dunno. So far this movie kind of sucks.)

Falling In Love: I Will Do These Things - Azure Ray (That's more like it. A song about falling in love! In kind of a creepy, overprotective way, not allowing your heart to be where mine's been... but that's ok. Very slow and heart-beat like, whispery lyrics. This isn't going to be the most fated love...)

Fight Song: カフェーテラスでお茶をどうぞ - Ali Project (Oh my god, this is the most fucked up hyper cute fight ever! Sped up, running around, bonking each other with foam swords, lots of hiding and running away and rather loony-toons-like hyjinks.)

Breaking up: Cloud Blood - Ani DiFranco (Perfect. Absolutely. This song is definitely about a break up, wondering what each other meant, wondering why I don't call, driving from midnight until dawn, wondering where the other went. A great song.)

Prom: Fall - Something Corporate (Pretty good for a prom song. That whiny high school sound. Also, about whiny high school kids makin' out and not being able to handle it. Faltering as the music stops. That was prom all right.)

Life: Carry Me Home - Hem (Um, ok. Kind of strange... leaving a dead man in a valley, feeling dirty, leaving Ohio with your friend Jessie and she says she knows you'll bury him and carry her home. Okay. I hope my life doesn't end up like that. But deceptively creepy--the music is beautiful.)

Driving: Modern Romance - The Rapture (I hope driving doesn't sound like this. It opens with a bunch of horn-like sounds, and then some shouting. It'd be pretty hard-core driving.)

Flashback: Dorian Tocatta and Fugue - Bach (I guess this is kind of a creepy flashback.)

Getting back together: Don't Be Afraid to Sing - Stars (Appropriate. I won't pretend I can see the end, it's far away, it's in the distance. Too afraid to fall, to fall for anything.)

Wedding: That Dress Looks Nice on You - Sufjan Stevens (Okay, nice wedding song, but not for the party part. It's too quiet. Maybe for afterwards. The dress looks nice, he can see a lot of bright in you, he can see a lot of life in you.)

Birth of Child: Yesterday Never Tomorrows - The Stills (Er. Unless you have sex with babies? Not real appropriate. But the I wish this could last forever, why can't this last forever lines are okay for having a kid, I guess. Poor kids.)

Final Battle: Hurricane - Lisa Loeb and Nine Tails (Yeah, this would work. it would be one of those slowed down scenes, and it would have to be a pretty bloody battle, but I think it would work.

Death Scene: The Dumbing Down of Love - Frou Frou (Good, I think. Slow and sad. About the dumbing down of love, you know? It's turning out all wrong. And if I tell you, lover alone without love, what will happen--will you miss him?)

Funeral Song: This Box Contains - Ani DiFranco (Eh. Sad little thirty-second song. Short funeral scene, I guess.)

End Credits: Everything Right is Wrong Again - They Might Be Giants (man, my soundtrack falls apart at the end... sad end to a movie. And yet, silly end to a movie. I prefer the next song that came on, Angeles by Elliot Smith. Much more appropriate, I think)

Ok, some good ones, some bad ones. If I could keep the good ones and then find better ones for the bad ones, I'd have one great soundtrack!
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I learned a lot about myself on that trip. Most of it isn't ready to be shared--still need to ruminate a bit. Sure do like the taste of grass that's been through a stomach.

Feeling good, because I got a response for one of my applications! Huzzah. A quick response, too--like, 5 hours after sending it in. On a Sunday. I hope I get the job.

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Right now, you'd recognize me, but you would probably be shocked.

Let's just say I've never worn something this short with shoes this high. Or this much make up.

But damn, do I look hot.
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The end of an era.

I left St. Paul last night at 4:40 PM, which I suppose isn't quite night, but it kind of felt like it. I wanted to hug Ben and Megan goodbye, but they were at their new apartment when I had to leave because I didn't communicate well enough when I was leaving. So I just hugged Lindsay and got in my car and left.

"Goodbye, St. Paul," I said as I got on 94 towards Wisconsin.

Now I'm in Appleton, Wisconsin, sitting in my brother's freshman dorm. Next I'll be in Chesterton, IN, meeting Alex's friends and family. Then I'll be back in Atlanta.
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Point the first: Graduated!

I graduated! It was nice to see the family.

Point the Second: Bunny!

I have a bunny living in my bathroom. I'm thinking this might not have been the best plan. She is pooping everywhere and scratched me as I tried to put a harness on her.

Point the Third: Saying Goodbye

Is kind of hard to do, when you know you might not see the person ever again. Or even if you'll see them once this summer but not necessarily after that. College friends, so close for a short time and then?

Point the Fourth: Packing Up

Is boring.

So is this entry. Just thought I'd update.


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