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Wednesday, November 28, 2001

listening to: tori amos, here. in my head

random amusing quotes: "wow, now i know what it's like to have oral herpes!"

"yes... i'm secretly in the klan. but sometimes i trip over my long cape."

"i'll kill you... with LOVE!"

i can't think of anything exciting at all that happened today. wait, i wrote myself some notes... *squints at back of hand* hmm... "braden", "elmo", "netc", and "melody-- hj"... *is confused* OH!!! the other day, i was driving behind this car with the license plate "HY JPTR 1" and i was like "OMG!!" much flailing. *nod* except, no one i know was at all excited, because they've never HEARD "hey jupiter". damn them, damn them all. so i was like "well.. i'll tell melody! she'd be excited! or at least understand what i was talking about!" but then i kept forgetting. and then i remembered it in the middle of precalc so i wrote it on the back of my hand. yeaaah.

um.. what else. well, ms. scott cancelled apush because she wasn't there.. and i actually worked about half the hour. and then, i frolicked with elmo the rest of the hour. *nod* *frolicks about* uh, okay, i'm gonna go work now. yes. *pouts* i wish i could go see megan's plaaaaaaaaaay....


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Which Evil Criminal are You?

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Tuesday, November 27, 2001

listening to: rufus wainright, april fools

random amusing quotes: "TEACHERS JUST DON'T REALIZE HOW STUPID we are... um, we're okay mr. thompson... um... yes, really..."

hm. i got a tiny jump on my christmas shopping today! hurray! i got this reaaaally cool thing for trina and i'm tempted to keep it for myself. i'd better wrap it soon. *twitchily hides bag under bed*

i'm tired. yep.

today at lunch we all went to elizabeth's house, and i think we scared her grandma by loudly arguing about "rod vs. pole" again...(it's rod, dammit all....)

all the hair on one side of my head was literally sticking straight out today. so i said to my hair, "i'll show you, hair!" and i put it up in pigtails. and then the hair on BOTH sides of my head stuck out at actual 90 degree angles from my head. (it's short.) i think the hair might have won. but shhh, don't tell it. and anyway, it looked cool.

oh, random amusing story... crowd-o-drunken-cheerleaders (tm) were talking in the hallway, and i walked by and they all gave me and evil smile and said "hi renata!" i was like "wtf?" and then i walked by, and i heard random-cheerleader-i-sit-by-in-spanish go "she is SO weird, i have to sit by her in spanish" .. i was SO amused. i went back to apush and just cracked up. good times. and then we discussed how reijo could support himself by living at taco bell. *snerk*


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Monday, November 26, 2001

listening to: tori, spark

random amusing quotes: "MY ROD IS NOT SQUARE!!!!" [it's fun to bait ashvin until he screams something amusing like that]

"well, that's what you get for trying to take a picture of god"

"i'll take a picture of YOUR deity!"

"maybe my cat is a confederate, and that's why she's so needy." "stop perpetrating a negative confederate stereotype!"

blaaah.. i'm so tired. my stupid needy cat woke me up about 10 times. she kept trying to suck my hair. eeew.

talia told her amusing god story. *nod* and elizabeth had an ongoing debate with... well, everyone... about whether the bar that holds clothes in your closet is a rod or a pole. (everyone except her says "rod." *nod* hey, that rhymes!)

anyway... tireness... sucking brain cells... sleep.


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Sunday, November 25, 2001

listening to: ani, jukebox (well, actually, it's a live mp3 labelled "this dance is mine" and i was like "ooooh, i've never heard THAT song before! *download*' but then it was just jukebox in disguise. not that i don't like jukebox, i do, i was just sad.)

random amusing quotes: "trina, you look like carmen sandiego!" "where in the world am i?"

"look at that giraffe!" "*general confusion* ... andrew?!?" "no! the giraffe!"

dude, my mom woke me up at 10 today, and was like "well? are you going to see the madrigals or not??" and i was like "umm, yeah, at 6.." and she was like "... oh." and then, i couldn't fall asleep again. >_< oh well. i finished my odyssey essay (see, look, i spelled it right megan!) it's kind of bad. but i kind of don't care.

so yeah... madrigals today... trina, eliz and i all met at jumers, where we discovered that the madrigal was at the radisson. doh. but yeah, it was cool. and shakespearey and stuff. lots of bad puns ^_^ and they did a madrigal version of "can't buy me love." which brings me to...

renata: megan.. will you buy me love?
megan: *sigh* i think you of all people would know that i can't buy you love.
renata: no, no.. you just can't buy love with MONEY
renata: *nod*
renata: you could probably buy love with a can of soup or something
megan: hmmm
megan: that'd be bartering for love though

i have no idea why that amused me... but it did! teehee!


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Saturday, November 24, 2001

listening to: tori amos, never seen blue

yay! i'm home!! but. while i was at my grandparents house, i realized how HIDEOUS this layout was on 1078x800. eeeew. so i changed it. although now i'm worried that it's too monochromatic. but whatever. 1078x800 disturbs me.. everything is so small 0_0

anyway.. off to write a stupid, stupid essay about the stupid, stupid oddyssey....


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listening to: ani, in or out

why yes... ANOTHER inane, yet oddly accurate, online quiz. i am soooo bored. *whine* i want to go hooooome! but noooo, i'm here at my grandparents house... *sigh* at least they have a cable connection ^_^


Your view on yourself

You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.

The type of girl/boyfriend you are looking for.

You are not looking merely for a girl/boyfriend - you are looking for your life partner. Perhaps you should be more open-minded about who you spend time with. The person you are looking for might hide their charm under their exterior.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship.

You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.

The seriousness of your love.

You like to flirt and behave seductively. The opposite sex finds this very attractive, and that's why you'll always have admirers hanging off your arms. But how serious are you about choosing someone to be in a relationship with?

Your views on education

Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

The right job for you.

You have plenty of dream jobs but have little chance of doing any of them if you don't focus on something in particular. You need to choose something and go for it to be happy and achieve success.

How do you view success?

You are afraid of failure and scared to have a go at the career you would like to have in case you don't succeed. Do not give up when you have not even started yet! Be courageous!

What are you most afraid of?

You are concerned about your image and the way others see you. This means that you try very hard to be accepted by other people. It's time for you to believe in who you are, not what you wear.

Who is your true self?

You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart, rather than your head, needs to solve.

well ok... the love part is a little messed up-- i'm looking for my soulmate, yet i'm a flirt who isn't ready to commit? *shrug* and neither part is really right.. i don't think... *shrug* and i don't think i'm that caught up in my image.. at all.. but.. ah, whatever. also, i give bad advice. but people do ask me for it all the time. *shrug*


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just one more, i promise ^_^;;

i was just really, really, really amused by this.

my pirate name is: Mad Anne Kidd

heeey, wait... isn't that ellie's pirate name too?? oh, no, she's Mad *Grace* Kidd. hmm. well. you can take the highly amusing test here. arrr. which reminds me... i saw a pirate movie the other night, it was rated ARRRRR! *laughs merrily*


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i am so freaking bored. *sob* where is everyone? where where where? especially megan! *frowl*

megan megan megan, where are you?
we've got some.. stalking.. to do now
megan megan megan, where are you?
something something.. mystery?
*mumble mumble mumble*
and you can have a.. megan snack!

anyway. if i were a greek goddess.. i would be athena.

If you are ruled by Athena, you are bright-eyed, shrewd, resourceful and inventive. With friends, you are the wise counselor -- always ready with an empowering message. You are believe strongly that women can accomplish anything men can. No wonder you put so much time into your career. Athena women tend to be ruled by their head, not by their heart. You carefully guard your intimate side, protecting your emotions and vulnerability. If you want to awaken your unexpressed womanliness, you'll have to use the same passion you apply to your intellectual achievements. It's important that you work to integrate your strong masculine side with your feminine side -- bringing together your strength with your vulnerability, your creativity with caring, your intelligence with imagination. Otherwise, you risk coming off as unaffectionate and self-righteous. Take lessons from the goddesses Hestia and Aphrodite to do this.

and yes... i am going to keep on taknig these stupid tests until someone comes and entertains me! *sob* so.. bored... myeeeh!


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Friday, November 23, 2001

listening to: joshua kobak, drought

(from melody ^_^) ... my colorgenics profile... eerily accurate. wow.

At this time you are really feeling quite exhausted by all the conflict and quarrelling that is going on about you and you are looking for some sort of protection from this state of affairs. Ideally you are seeking a peaceful condition and a tranquil environment in which you can be afforded the chance to relax and recover.

You don't really give in. You follow your beliefs and ideals to the bitter end. You are the personification of stubbornness and whatever may transpire, right or wrong, you refuse to compromise or make concessions.

You are confined and trapped in a distressing or uncomfortable situation, and seeking some way out. Whatever you seem to do to resolve the problem hasn't worked out. Fortunately you are able to gain some aspect of relief from someone close to you....

For some time now your hopes and expectations have been denied...and because of this you are becoming withdrawn and introverted.Continual disappointment has manifested itself in you becoming both suspicious and restrained...you have become withdrawn from others and have receded more and more into yourself. You seem to have lost your innate enthusiasm and imaginative nature, for fear that you may be carried away by it only to find that you are wasting your time. You are loath to trust people as in the past your trust has been misplaced. You seem to be keeping yourself cautiously aloof from others. At this moment in time your attitude is to trust no-body...until they can prove themselves to you.

You are moody and depressed at this time but it will pass. All of your hopes and dreams seem to have gone astray .. and you are fearful of planning further for the future. Disappointment at the non fulfilment of your hopes and the fear that to formulate fresh goals will only lead to further setbacks have result in considerable anxiety and you try to escape from this by withdrawing into yourself. But that is not the answer .... You have the power to succeed. Believe in yourself... All is possible to him who believes ....

pretty interesting. hmm. (for the record, my colors were: gray, blue, green, black, red, orange, purple, yellow.)


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listening to: joshua kobak, rhyme

hmm. so apparently joshua had a gig in chicago last week and i didn't knoooow!! *sob sob* i would have SO been there, too! it was at uncommon ground! i [heart] uncommon ground! and i [heart] joshua! damn! i would blame misty for this travesty, because she didn't tell me *sob* but, she did send me that curtis video, soooo i guess i'll forgive her. *sigh*

but anyway. this looks so cool. i can't wait. i love, love, love r2-d2. omfg. and look, our names start with the same letter! *squee*

hey! i just realized that harry potter is kinda like luke skywalker! like.. they're both orphans.. and raised by an uncle and aunt who didn't want them to be jedi/wizards... and, um.. stuff. *nod* and their fathers were both really powerful jedi/wizards.. except darth vader was evil.. but.. he was powerful! and... i guess that's about it. i bet a million other people have already made this parallel before. but it's new to me, okay? wooow. anyway.

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dude, last night i was SO wickedtired. (dear god, i'm so tired i'm talking like ryan. kyaa!) yesterday i took like, a 3 hour nap. and then i went to bed at around 8. of course i couldn't sleep because everyone was watching the freaking sopranos in the room next door, but i was too tired to move. so i just sort of lay there for several hours. and, now i'm up.

happy birthday to ellie
happy birthday to priscilla
they are the same person
happy birthday to them!

but i remembered what i meant to blog on tuesday! *nod* i put barenaked ladies, rock spectacle in my alarm clock, and i was lying there listening to "when i fall" and i realized, when he says "nine point eight straight down" he's referring to the acceleration of gravity! 9.80 m/s^2!! *flails about excitedly* okay, i was reaaaaally proud of that at 6 am. i mean i actually applied something i learned in physics! granted, to a barenaked ladies lyric, but that's more than i ever thought i'd use it for....


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Thursday, November 22, 2001

*yaaaaawn* meep. i took a nap after dinner and just woke up. well. was woken up *sigh*

hope you're all having a good thanksgiving.

hmm, there was something else i wanted to blog about..... gaaah, what was it?? ooh... harry potter commercial... mm. need to see that again.

*whine* donde esta megan? meeeegan, te quiero! *sniff*

oh, i'm tired. and i stil can't remember what it was i wanted to saaaay.... *flail*

anyway... i'm off. ta.


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Wednesday, November 21, 2001

can you tell i'm bored?

I am 35% EMO.

Not quite Emo
Hmm.. i suggest I stopped listening to Dashboard Confessional.... enough said... Now that I stopped looking at my shoes, I know how the real world looks.

Take the EMO Test at Fuali.com!

by the way, i wore pins on my messenger bag BEFORE this whole emo thing, dammit! *hissle*


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Take the Affliction Test Today!

good to know, good to know.

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listening to: rufus wainright, april fools (i <3 you, *nina*)

hmm. so. yesterday i spent about 2 hours on the phone with intel tech support trying to fix my brother's fuckified internet sharing software. i finally succeeded ^_^ but i was so blaaah after that that i went to bed and had SUCH a weird dream. like, some people trashed our house.. or something... and then i turned on my computer, and instead of showing all the junk it usually does when its booting up, it kept scrolling the lyrics to "talula." and i was like "wtf?" and apparently i had some sort of tori amos-inspired virus. i don't remember the rest of the dream though. dammit, i need closure!!

anyway. my hair's purple again. more bluish this time. pretty cool. i've been playing harvest moon all day because i only had a 2-day rental and i really really wanted to beat it. i don't think that's going to happen though ~_~

um yeah. tomorrow we're going up to chicago to visit my granparents for thanksgiving. wish me luck, heh.

happy thanksgiving everyone! *mwah!*


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Monday, November 19, 2001

listening to: rufus wainwright, hallelujah

random amusing quote: "what's the first word that comes to mind.. now?!" "poop!"

omg, both *nina* and stephen told me i should listen to rufus wainright, so i did, and oooooomg he's awesome. wow. now renata is happy. happy, renata, happy.

so anyway... to recap the weekend.. saturday night tralalalia and i went to pioneerpalooza. good times, except i was sooo freaking tired i kept like, wobbling and stuff. we left pretty soon after rob&aaron(i have problems calling him "reiners".. i just can't do it, dammit! i can't call anyone by their last name! except toca. i dont' know why. toca just seems like more of a toca than a nathaniel. but i digress)&justin&matt&katie's band played. and they were really good *nod* kyle's band made me fall asleep. but then, just about everything made me fall asleep.

then i had a really weird dream... i was like, a dentist or something, and the taliban was attacking my dentists office for whatever reason... *shrug*

theeen, on sunday, we went to go see la boheme by prairie fire theatre... which is THE most ghetto theatre company.. but anyway... it was good. except i don't like opera. but it was good for an opera. *nod* and, it was in english.thank god for that. it was cool to see all the rent parallels and stuff. and the people in front of us were talking about rent and ttb and stuff. and i was flailing about.

i feel sort of bad because i got a 100% on the apush test and ericka got a b. which is still really good. but she studied SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much and i, um, didn't study at all. well i did the guidebook things. but that was it. ~_~ oh well.


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Saturday, November 17, 2001

listening to: idina menzel, winter

random amusing quotes: "X-FAAACTOR!"

"we're 'team no one loves us'." "*nudge*" "i mean... team x."

"... but it used to be chicago dough factory." "what's that?" "it's chicago dough factory, moron!" "i mean, what did they sell?" "dough." "just dough." "yeah, it was like 'i'd like a large dough please.' and then, they gave you a deer." "ha! i get it!"

"omg! that guy looks like the bfg... but smaller."

"what are the illini playing today?" "football?"

"who painted the mural 'the holy grail'?" "monty python?"

"i LOVE little boys! *pause* not like THAT! stop looking at me!"

forewarning: this is gonna be a HELLA long entry. feel free to bail out anytime. but it is perhaps the most exciting entry to date.

so. our story begins with me, renata, driving down route 9 at about 70mph, (on my way to see the harry potter movie!) which, yes, with hindsight, was dumb of me considering it was friday night in a college town. i would also like to point out that i was repeatedly passed at this speed. *everyone* speeds on route 9. you'd get run over if you went 55.

so, since i went to all the trouble to point this out, i'm sure you can all figure out that this part of the story cumulates with me receiving a ticket. *froooowl* the cop was a jerk, too.

so. i was pretty distraught. i've had a really annoyingly tiring and stressful week. and i really did not need a damn ticket.

anyway. i accidentally made a wrong turn in talia's neighborhood, and hit a curb. a really high, uneven curb. yeah.

then i picked up talia. and noticed that the tire seemed to be hissing. i decided to ignore this fact and just try to get to the movie on time.

this proved to be a bad idea.

cut to a very nearly hysterical me, standing in the parking lot of a car wash, calling my dad and saying something like "daaaad... igotaticketandthetirewentflatand *sniff* i'mstuckatthecarwashand *sob sob* heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!"

much flailing.. and panicking... and i think i scared talia. (btw, i love you talia ^_^ thank you so much for.. not.. flipping out like i did...)

but then, we called her dad, and he came and saved us and took us to the movie, and my parents came and fixed my stupid car.

the movie... wow. i really, really, really liked it, and so did talia. trina and molly said it was "okay" and amanda didn't like it. but, their opinions don't count. *cackle*

granted there were a LOT of parts where i was going "but.. the book.. but... not like that!"

but there were also a LOT of parts where i was physically flailing from the coolness of it all. (that, and nervous energy..)

the quidditch match? holy fuck that was awesome!

and the chess match was soooo cool. i cried when ron sacrificed himself ~_~ even though i knew he wouldn't die. and the last time i cried at the movies, i was three. so. (well.. if you want to be technical, the *last* time i cried at the movies was earlier in the movie, when harry saw his parents in the mirror. awww.)

oliver wood is HOT. my god. and his accent... aaaaaah! he totally needed more scenes. sheesh.

hagrid was awesome. harry, ron, and hermione i thought were just about perfect ^_^ malfoy reminded me of maculay culkin. dumbledore was good too... snape.. was really evil and stuff. but i always pictured him way thinner. but i don't think they could have found anyone better to do the role. so. i'm all around joyous ^_^

i wish they hadn't cut the part where hermione solves the potions riddle. and dammit, the boa says "thanks, AMIGO!" one word! how hard would it have been to add that?! *sob* i'm just bitter because i LOVED that part.

anyway. i need to finish this quickly because i need to leave, like, now.

scholastic bowl tournament today... there weren't enough teams, so mr holbrook sent elizabeth and i to join "team x" (a spare team made of extra players from assorted schools.) except, like.. we WERE team x. the 2 of us. the sad thing was, we were 2-2. *cackle* (mike joined us for the last 2 games... but we did manage to beat lincoln by ourselves. it was like 110-40, too... bwaaaahahaha.)

and, i managed to be one of the top 10 scorers at the tournament, so i got a medal! woot! *cackle*

now maybe mr. holbrook will stop starting ryan instead of me. because, ryan only got 1 tossup. and.. yeah.

so... i'm leaving now...



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Wednesday, November 14, 2001

listening to: ani, cradle and all

random amusing quotes: "odysseus is a stud!"

"i am SO tired!" "me too!" *pause* "you know, i'm not really tired at all."

del, this is for you, baby ^_^

so yeah.. this morning i didn't feel like going to my first 3 classes. so i didn't. gah, i was SO tired... like swimming through jello. or something.

the light bulb in my room is burned out. but whenever i try to change this bulb i hurt myself. so i need to wait until my dad takes pity on me. in the meantime, i'm sitting here in the dark. *ponders* maybe i could set my carpet on fire and roast marshmellows and stuff!

or perhaps i'll just sit in the dark.

so anyway. i have finished my monstrous 8 page lab writeup, and am quite pleased with myself. also, my nails are really sparkly.

but most importantly... harry potter movie friday! waaaaaaaahooooo!

you get well soon, and you and you break a leg ^_^


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Tuesday, November 13, 2001

listening to: stuart davis, asshole world renown

random amusing quotes: "don't you think the term 'cockpit' is sort of sexist?"

"clap if you're an asshole!"

"so.. elizabeth is your dream man?"

*long pause* something happened today.. that i was going to talk about... but...i dunno what it was. damn.

i'm reaaally tired.

i looove the part in "mermaid" when stuart's like "let's do it.. al fresco...... (that means naaaked).." what can i say, i'm easily amused.

dammit, what was i gonna saaaay?

ah well.. it must not have been very important... *frowl*


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Monday, November 12, 2001

listening to: barenaked ladies, material girl

random amusing quotes: "you can't teach an old dog..." "english?"

"you look like a buzzard when you do that!" "yeah! we could call you buzzy!" "buzzy baru!"

can i just say that i wanna marry the barenaked ladies? all of them. we could be like, reverse mormons or something. or like, kait and some other people could join, and it'd be like a big orgyhouse or something. that'd be cool too. *long pause* or.. i could.. see them in concert... and that would make me really happy too...

but whatever.

but um. for dinner tonight i only ate foods that started with the letter "c". it wasn't intentional, but when i noticed it i was vastly amused. (carrots, cheese, crackers, corn chips, and cookies. and cider. dude yeah.)

i have all this apush reading i was going to do and be all ahead. but, heh, that one sure as hell didn't happen.

megan is sick. poor megan ;-;

okay, i am SO tired. i'm going to bed. noooow. yes.


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Sunday, November 11, 2001

listening to: ani d, "when you were mine"

megan loves me most! ^_^

"rod" rhymes with "nod." just fyi.

oh, i took pictures of my tori shirt... the front, the front, in a fuzzy, sort of cool looking, i-took-it-myself-while-i-was-wearing-it sorta way, and the back.

eh, i should go start some precalc. or something.

hmm... according to this, my name is responsible for my personality... judge for yourself ^_^

The name of Renata has given you sensitivity and appreciation for the finer and deeper things in life. You can enjoy reading, study, and contemplation about many different subjects. When your interests or curiosity are aroused, you work intensely at new undertakings, but your interests often wane when you encounter drudgery and monotony, with the result that you leave many things unfinished. Your name has taken you into many bitter experiences. The greatest lack in your life is stability and peace of mind. A peaceful and quiet environment, especially out in nature, is one of your greatest desires, but you are constantly taken into chaotic conditions. Because you have high ideals and are a principled person, you have been disillusioned and disappointed in people on many occasions and have experienced much aloneness. You are fond of outdoor sports, where you can find an outlet for your nervous energy. Impulsiveness could bring frequent accidents and unfortunate happenings into your life. You do not like to be restricted or to have your freedom curtailed in any way. You find it difficult to control your thoughts and could swing in moods from one extreme to the other. Your speech can become very critical and sarcastic when you are frustrated or crossed. This name creates a weakness in the heart, lungs, and bronchial organs, and could cause heart trouble, pneumonia, asthma, or tuberculosis. It also creates tension in the nervous system, particularly the solar plexus and stomach, causing nervous indigestion and relative conditions.

it seems pretty accurate.. except that sports thing. right. oh, and all those medical conditions. and the sarcastic thing.. when am i ever sarcastic?! *snicket*


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Saturday, November 10, 2001

listening to: mst3k, roswdower mix

random amusing quotes: "renata! you've got to distract them with your pants!"

"alexander once wept because..." "he had no more countries to conquer?" "very good!" "yeah, that was in die hard..."

"... and so i used guess and check to solve the problem of the week. it was like a puzzle. an evil, evil, mathematical puzzle. but i solved it, i hope you're happy!"

dude, i just missed megan ~_~ aww. sorry megan! but dude, i was downstairs making the cooolest shirt ever. i bought a plain white t-shirt and some t-shirt transfer paper today at wal-mart, and the front says "satin worship" in the same font as tori's "strange little girl" satin worship shirt and the back says "Whenever it rains you think of her. ToriAmos StrangeLittleGirls." yeah. it's great. except i had some iron issues and the "h" and "p" in "worship" are a tiny bit smudged. but the back is really clear and junk. hey! i just tried to go to hereinmyhead.com to find a picture of tori's "satin worship" shirt to link to, and it gave me a 404! *frowl* hereinmyhead.com, where aaaaare you?! anyway, yeah, i should take a picture of my awesome shirt. woo.

anyway, scholastic bowl tournament... SO fun. annie, emily, *and* stephen were all there, so i didn't get to play much, but it was okay. i had sooo much fun. and i distracted the other team with my shiny pants *nod* and sometimes, i hexed them with my harry potter wand. *cackle* yeah, and st. bede cheated like they always do, and we beat them. bwahaha. by 2 points. ay. (for those of you unfamilar with scholastic bowl.. that's REALLY close, since each tossup is 10 points...) yeah. yay u-high!

oh, megan came back. yay!

i'm really cold because i'm wearing my tori shirt, but it's really way too cold in my house to wear just a t-shirt. ah well.

oh! misty sent megan and i the CUTEST video from curtis. awww. i've watched it about 10 times. i just want to bottle him up and sell his cuteness. anyway. should you desire to see it, it's up at cc.com under "grease" multimedia, or click here.

oh, and i went to deadpan alley today, and talked to them about selling stuart cds, and they said something about.. stuff.. like.. talking to the distributors and junk, and that if enough people asked about him, they'd start carrying his cds... so everyone go to deadpan and be like, "excuse me, but do you carry stuart davis cds? i just loooove stuart davis.." ^_^ come on, you know you want to....

oh, yeah, and the orchesis concert last night, was good. *nod* and we went to steak 'n shake afterward, and it was really fun. but i think andrew thinks i'm a total moron now, but whatever.

my chronology is so out of whack. it's just whatever comes to mind. that's okay. it makes life interesting.

anyway. i'm exhausted. off to bed... or.. something... night!


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Friday, November 09, 2001

listening to: ani difranco, buildings and bridges

random amusing quotes: "what is it with guys and cars?" "driving feels good!" "*exchange of glances* do the seats vibrate or something?" "no! not like that!" "*snicker*" "i do NOT JACK OFF WHILE I DRIVE!"

something happened yesterday that i forgot to mention.. and then i forgot it again today... damn. *thinks and thinks* it was something i was going to tell melody... it.. oh! in world lit, i wrote the best paper ever! well, really it sucks, but it's the best paper ever! i quoted melissa ferrick (hence me wanting to tell melody ^_^) and, i compared the odyssey to star wars. except i wrote it in about 5 minutes. but whatever.

yeah, and someone got in my locker today and stole all my money. it was like $60 too. fucking a. *frowl* at least i left all the money my grandma gave me at home, that would have *really* sucked.

i must have looked like crap today, because about 5 people asked me if i felt okay. and i did feel okay! i felt fine! until they asked, and then i realized that i must have looked crappy. oh well. in about an hour i'm leaving for the orchesis concert. yay! i love to watch dance. i wish i could dance. but you know, no.

elizabeth and i did a yoga tape today in pe, and it felt sooo nice... ahh... except we kept having this running commentary with the teevee. it mostly went "ow.. ow.. OW!" and "are you JOKING?!"

so yeah... gonna go get dressed and junk now...


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Thursday, November 08, 2001

listening to: barenaked ladies, material girl

random amusing quotes: "it's hard to see when you only have no eye"

"is it supposed to be in fractions or decimals?" "we are living in a decimal world, and i am a decimal girl!"

"i will NEVER use THAT word in reference to stephen douglas!"

i confused mr. thompson again today. mwah ha ha ha!

yeah, and i'm sending del a box of stuff to keep her off the streets (just the essentials, like ring pops and rent boots *nod*) and i realized i didn't know her last name ~_~ i wanted it to be either "rigby" or "roosevelt" but alas, it is neither. it's so crazy how you can know someone so well and not know their last name. crazy. *nod*

yeah, my grandparents are here and we went out to dinner with them. *long pause* i love my grandparents very much. but i fully understand why my mom has instructed me to shoot her if she ever starts acting like *her* mother. fortunately i don't forsee that ever coming to pass.

i can't wait for the weekend. mmm. weekend. *purr purr*

anyway. i'm insanely insanely tired. so i'm going to go to bed now. goodnight, gentle maidens. and sirs.


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Wednesday, November 07, 2001

listening to: beatles, can't buy me love

*flail* the last blogback thing totally fuckified itself... let's hope it doesn't happen again... *crosses fingers*

but, hi annie! *waves* i didn't know you read this! and i think.. the really fuckified comment is from nick? or.. was "nick" just part of all the random java-y stuff that makes whooshing noises when it goes over my head? um, either way, hi nick ^_^

yeah, random story... in pe, jacobs, because she is an evil bitch, decided that we needed to have a class 3-legged race. hopping. up this big hill by the tennis courts. now.. eliz and i are 2 of the least coordinated people i know... now, tie us together and make us bounce up a hill?!? i think not. *scoff*


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listening to: barenaked ladies, "buddy holly" (weezer cover ^_^)

oh, that last post.. was only supposed to go on the old blogspot blog. but, whatever. anyway. i set up blogback... hopefully it works, and you can all leave me lovely comments! (because talia asked ^_^) so uh... leave me comments... and such.. or... i'll cry ~_~

but really.. um.. so that i know people are reading this? or.. is anyone reading this? *sweatdrop*


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oops, forgot to post here... i moved ^_^

send housewarming gifts to:


peace out! (oh, and all archives can be found at the new site as well. hurrah for technology!)


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Tuesday, November 06, 2001

listening to: barenaked ladies, barenaked rap (maroon tour version)

random amusing quotes: "i went to go see george michael, and the show was amazing! and the reason was, HE started off with a george michael song! well, we want OUR show to be amazing, so..." (ed from bnl, as an intro to a live cover of "careless whisper")

"it's 'putting-all-your-eggs-in-one-basket-ification'!" "you can add '-ification' to just about everything, can't you?" "sure! like... sock-ification!" "ferret-ification!" "PARAKEET-IFICATION!"

i finally remembered what it was i was going to say yesterday... keith, where the hell are you? it's november sixth, you should totally be back. *frowl frowl frowl* and yesterday at scholastic bowl there was a question about that dracula theme park you were ranting about, and i got it right! but, then there was a question about vlad the impaler and nathaniel beat me to it ~_~

i <3 my clone *mwaaah*

today mr. thompson said i had a better way to solve the stupid problem than he did. bwahahaha that makes me feel smart. but then he gave me that evil, evil, evil smirk of his and i just felt vaguely unsettled. and then i noticed that he either has a giant hickey or a bad rash on his neck, and i felt even more unsettled.

anyway... peace out ^_^


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Monday, November 05, 2001

listening to: billy joel, we didn't start the fire (so yeah... ms. scott has the lyrics to this on her bulletin board... and i look at them every damn day so i finally downloaded it... it's a fun song ^_^)

random amusing quotes: "i have fearsome talons?!?"

"are there no pictures of puritan women and old evil men online?"

i'm so tired.

where the hell is megan? *frowl* megan, did you move to santa fe to start a rock band again?

i don't even remember what i was going to say. *sigh*


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Sunday, November 04, 2001

listening to: tori amos, happy phantom

random amusing quote: "should i play my instrument... or my clarinet?"

okay so first off... i re-did the site and moved it and junk. welcome to .butterflies don't belong in nets. ^_^ (the title is from tori's "mary"... i just thought it would be a cool name for a website. and it gave me an excuse to use a pretty picture of a butterfly.)

hopefully everything works. if it doesn't, let me know! many thanks to megan, melody, kait, chelle, ellie, ali, and everyone else who answered all my inane questions about font colors and darkness of butterflies ^_^

anyway. cabaret last night was sooo, so good. the emcee... omg.. he rocked my socks. my mom randomly decided that curtis should play the emcee. as much as that would amuse me... no. *shiver*

oh, and i finally saw a commercial for the harry potter movie yesterday... it looked so awesome. i can't wait to see it.

okay, some website i'm at spontaneously spawned at least 10 popup ads. it must die. *sharpens claws*

hmm.. it's really redundant of me to sign these, when the timestamp thing signs it for me... but whatever.

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Saturday, November 03, 2001

listening to: tori amos, daisy dead petals... i'm on such a tori kick lately. hmm.

random amusing quote: "grr, i wish the yankees would all just die!"
"don't you think that was in sort of poor taste?"
"no... i mean, if he would have said, 'i wish the yankees would all just die when the world trade center falls on them'... *that* would be tasteless..."

that quote.. so random... it happened awhile ago, but i suddenly remembered it. yeah.

i was supposed to go to a scholastic bowl tournament today. but i was sick. am sick. ew. but i mostly feel better now. rocky horror picture show was randomly on vh1 today. and i watched it. yeah. there was a "rocky horror, where are they now?" thing after it, and i swear i never put it together before that brad and the mayor on spin city are the same guy. that's so cool.

yeah and i'm going to go see cabaret in springfield tonight! yay! downside being that i have to miss kellie's party.. but... cabaret! yay!

anyway. i'm thinking about re-doing this site. i dunno. i want to re-name it after a tori song. or something. i was thinking "strange little girl" but i bet there's already about 5000 sites named "strange little girl." same goes for "cornflake girl." baaah. but um whatever.

um yeah... there was something else i was going to say. but it probably wasn't important.


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Friday, November 02, 2001

listening to: tori amos, take to the sky

random amusing quotes: "trina! swallow!"

"elizabeth, sing with us! then it'll be a threesome!"

"so... we have m and N... and we can plug that into the equation f=mN, friction is fun... renata, get your calculator out and have fun with us!" "only if it's a threesome."

so yeah... today in pe we got to watch isu's medival fight club thing do their medival thing... and it was really funny. it was like the dungeons and dragons geeks all grown up. and with foam swords.

i wish it were socially acceptable to walk around whacking people with foam swords.

anyway. i am soooo sick. i felt better for a minute so i launched blogger. but now i feel icky again. i suddenly have the flu or something. well that or anthrax.

i don't think it's anthrax.

but just in case it is, i love you all ^_^

and now i'm off to sleep.


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Thursday, November 01, 2001

listening to: tori amos, sister named desire

random amusing quotes: "no cookies for jeff!"

"it's like ee cummings... but much, much worse."

my head hurts *whine* actually this morning, elmo rubbed this essential oil crap in my hair, and i could smell it all day and it made me sooo dizzy. ew. and no one could smell it except me, and everyone thought i was crazy, but damn! it smelled so bad!

yes. and we had to play floor hockey.. and ms. jacobs is so stupid that she didn't notice that literally half the class was outside doing nothing, but she like.. constantly heckled elizabeth and chris and i because we're not hardcore pe allstars. fuck that shit. but yeah it sucks that i'm getting a b in that class and it's sending my gpa all to hell in a handbasket. not that i'm BITTER or anything, NO...

i lied.

i really am quite bitter about the whole situation.

in case you couldn't tell.

megan is my cousin now *nod*

i think i got these from elmo. but maybe it was kait. but who cares?

I AM 37% GEEK.

I probably work in computers, or a history
deptartment at a college. I never really
fit in with the "normal" crowd. But I have
friends, and this is a good thing.

Take the GEEK Test at Fuali.com!


It's not a fashion craze, or even a cool thing
to do. I should just swallow it, get Lost, and take my friends
with me.

Take the PUNK/POSER Test at Fuali.com!

I AM 24% GOTH.

Goth ny night, normal by day. Deep in my
heart I know I am evil, but not on the
company's time. I do need to eat.

Take the GOTH Test at Fuali.com!

so yeah. apparently i am not punk. big surprise, there... i am, however, confused by my relatively high goth rating. i suppose the hair dye questions did it... *shrug*

my head hurts. sleepy time.


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