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There comes a time in every ljers life where they feel they can no longer post. It's a type of bloggers lull, often occuring in the time between when he or she graduates high school and prepares for the adventures of college. I'm pretty sure my lull started sometime in November--when I had to actually DO my college apps instead of looking them over every few days, when the MUSICALS started to take over my life, when I accidentally joined Chaos, when I started to go to Digital for my internship, and when I finally started dating Patrick. I became what some might call "busy", and what some others might call "mentally insane". I would find myself not going online for days at a time, once a whole week. Needless to say, I was not able to keep up with the livejournal world, much less my spam mail.

Now that it's Summer, however, I DO have free time, and I have about three people that I'm actually keeping in touch with. To the point where my sister has a game going where she guesses who's texting me. ("Okay, it's Patr--NO! Nel--NO! Dan! It's Dan!" *crosses fingers*) It's surprising how often she's right.

Anyways, point is, it's time for a change, and I actually have time to make it. But first, the essential history.

So, at this point, I've had my beloved eljay for 2 years, 11 days, 2 hours, and 23 minutes. Over that time, I have accumulated 134 friends, lost 14, and joined 65 communities on topics ranging from scotland to the barrymore family to pinup icons. This will be my mere 185th post, but it

Hell, I paid five bucks for this thing. That's how old this is.

I remember...when I was a youth...you couldn't just "get" an livejournal account...you had to have a friend who could give you a "code"...codes were rarer than hen's teeth...


Long story short, I'm switching to a new livejournal. I'm not gonna delete this one, of course. It holds such dear memories as the famed all-nighter monkey quiz post of 2003. Priceless.

So, yeah.

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    Gentleman Prefer Blondes

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This is one of my all time favorites:

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Eigth Level of Hell - the Malebolge!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Moderate
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

Wow. I am kind of a bad person. Very interesting.
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    tired tired

April 17th is My Birthday

How gorgeous is this house?

And they all look like that. And they're all these beautiful pastel colors. Amazing.

So, yeah, spent a good amount of time looking at pretty houses today. We also toured around Fort Moultrie which is the older sister fort of Fort Sumter. They're right across from eachother. Good stories. And we took a carraige tour of the city. Our tour guide was pretty awesome. She and everyone else who worked for the company wore gray reb caps and additional civil war paraphanelia. They were actually pretty cute outfits--red, white, and gray. I could deal.

Hm, what else...My sister's crazy: "Ooh, let's look in that store!" got me stuck in a Christian gear place for a very lengthy 20 minutes. I much preferred the store down the street with a shirt that said "Southern girls don't drink, they sip...a lot." Kinda wanted to buy it. I'm glad I didn't. I need to control those kind of buying urges--until college anyway, when I will be allowed to do my own laundry. Woot.

Um, yeah. So, getting ready for sleep and such...Now, I'm really missing IM. The rest of this week is gonna be difficult.

Hope everyone's keeping awesome!

K, cool.
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    Arctic Monkeys

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Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three deaths, two to three births, and three neat facts in your journal, including the year.

April 17

*326 - Alexander, Patriarch of Alexandria
*1790 - Benjamin Franklin, American politician, inventor, diplomat, and printer (b. 1706)
*2003 - Dr. Robert Atkins, American diet doctor (b. 1930)

*1837 - J.P. Morgan, American financier, art collector, and philanthropist (d. 1913)
*1918 - William Holden, American actor (d. 1981)
*1972 - Jennifer Garner, American actress

*1397 - Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as when the book's pilgrimage to Canterbury starts.
*1924 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios is formed from a merger of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Company.
*1961 - Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of CIA-financed and -trained Cuban refugees lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.

Just thought I'd involve myself, and maybe remind you all that


So, yeah.

I'm in Charleston...? Never been here before, but I really liked what I had for dinner, and, yes, it had grits in it. What I've gotten to see so far is nice--the view from the hotel and the sunset, basically. As long as the weather stays nice, I'll be good.
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    Sixteen Tons -- Yale Spizzwinks(?)

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So, yesterday, I spent the whole day writing a letter to Carnegie Mellon so that they'll move me up on their ranked priority waiting list.

This was my first draft...Collapse )

Here's what I actually wrote...Collapse )

Wow, that was boring. I'm sorry. I was going more for visual effect. Anyways, I'm gonna make a sincere effort to update over break since I'm not anywhere nearby and also cuz I know you're all gonna need daily reminders that


, cuz you always do.

So yeah, I'm leaving noon-ish, feel free to call me up at any point this week. I still won't be on im until Sunday--yeah Lent, woot! So, yeah, see y'all.

k, cool.
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    Swingle Singers - Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho


Hey Wootton! Are you interested in acting and either weren't able to perform in the shows this year or are already missing it? Well then here's an event for you.

The Fourth Annual Student Directed One Act Festival produced by Jeanie McAlpine
featuring plays directed by Dan Boos, Salah Czapary, Yonatan Gebeyehu, Patrick Lord, Alex Marston, Jeanie McAlpine, and Samantha Tempchin

Auditions for the one act festival will be held on Wednesday, April 5 at 3pm after school in the chorus room. Come right after school to sign-in and pick up a packet containing the audition monologues and additional information about the plays, directors, and a form for YOU to fill out. The call back list will be posted on Thursday morning, and call back auditions will occur at 2:30pm after school on Thursday.

Please come out and audition! There are over 20 roles to be cast, so we want to see everyone we possibly can to get the best casts available.

k, cool.
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    Dans la Nuit -- Sarah Brightman