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"There was a time when it wasn't uncommon to use a piece of string to guide words that otherwise might falter on their way to their destinations"
-Nicole Krauss

Sadye follows:
Sara about me (what my five senses love)
alex to do (watch video)
to do (listen)
to do (read)
activities (18 things)

Junior Year:

  • TA for Robin's summer course
  • Volunteer Vacations coordinator-VINE trip
  • ExCEL Fellow
  • Schiff Fellow/ Family School Ind. Study
  • Denmark Institute of Study Abroad
  • Art Coordinator at Eitz Chayim
  • EL, CEL, and Support of Teaching committees

Sophomore Year:

  • Emotion Lab Volunteer Research Assistant
  • Volunteer Vacations- Interviewed two candidates for the Community Service Trip Adviser position, Fall Alternative Break in Lynn, ASB Miami, Houston
  • Americorps Leader in Service- 300 community service hours
  • Excel fellow- JBS program meetings and proposal, EL week, Family School beginnings...
aug 31 2010 ∞
nov 21 2011 +

Good:

  • I finally submitted my application to Harvard's internship program (cover letter, resume, application forms, transcript, recommendation)
  • He kissed me (again)
  • I'm only taking four classes and am less overworked

Bad:

  • Now all I can do is wait to hear back from Harvard and cross my fingers
  • I'm nervous the kiss didn't mean anything, that he won't text
  • My classes aren't capturing me as much as last semester
  • Volunteer Vacations in Houston sort of fell apart...but we are picking up the pieces
jan 31 2011 ∞
feb 2 2011 +
  • Blueberry and raspberry muffins
  • Blueberry and oat muffins
  • Yummy homemade cereal
  • Spicy sweet potato fries
  • Spinach pie
  • Spinach calzones
  • Tempura tofu
  • Tempura salad dressing
  • Apple cobbler
  • Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies
  • Frozen banana pops
  • Lemon and almond biscotti
  • Strawberry shortcake
aug 7 2010 ∞
aug 17 2010 +
  • Peppers
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Smoothies
  • Shakes
  • Stir fry with tofu
  • Egg whites
  • Veggie burgers
  • Salmon
  • Black beans
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts
jul 27 2010 ∞
jul 27 2010 +
  • Hilla Rebay
  • Sally Mann
  • Helen Levitt
  • Diane Arbus
feb 23 2010 ∞
jul 15 2011 +
  • Playing with toy boats in my backyard with La (Laura) my babysitter
  • Snuggling with La and wearing her big hats
  • Playing hide and seek with Nina and Boris (the older couple who babysat me after La left)
  • My feet in the hot sand in South Africa when I was three (my earliest memory)
  • Spending hours at the doll's house section of the children's museum
  • My mom painting a curtain with stories about my older sister who was traveling
  • Stealing little rocks from my kindergarten room. I put them into my underwear and took them out when I got home. I had a huge collection by the end of the year.
  • Stealing a lip gloss, tiny bear, and toy gnome and feeling awful once I realized what I had done.For a few month's I wouldn't let myself have fun as punishment.
feb 16 2009 ∞
feb 19 2009 +
  • smell stuff before I try it
  • organize my magazines alphabetically on my shelf
  • sometimes I take all the clothes out of my closet and arrange them my color
  • type with only two fingers
  • keep a running list in my school planner of things I want to remember to write in my journal
jan 22 2009 ∞
aug 19 2009 +
  • Sheet silhouettes
  • Windows
  • Portraits
  • Sonja
  • Car lights at night on a busy road
  • Summer market
  • Arboretum/botanical garden
  • Hot air balloon or kite festival
  • Sarah K
  • Sand Sculpting Festival
  • Carnival
  • China Town
may 31 2009 ∞
jan 12 2010 +
  • I can only really think straight when my room is clean, or in the middle of making a mess. I can't focus when there is stuff on the floor or on my desk that isn't part of what I'm doing at the moment. Organization makes me feel calm.
  • I don't really like tea. I like the idea of tea on a cold day, for a sore throat, or as a wake up call, but I just don't seem to have the taste buds for it.
  • I am nostalgic. I like to look through old e-mails, journals, drawers. I think I am scared that I will forget, that once a second passes it will never occur again. It scares me that so much of life disappears. So I document it. Maybe that's why my computer disk is always too full. I am nervous that if I move things over to disks and delete them from the lap top they will be lost in the shuffle.
  • I love places filled with lots of people ...
jan 1 2010 ∞
jan 1 2010 +
  • Acadia J.
    • Met in kindergarten
    • Best friends for a while
    • Made dye with berries and played in her basement
    • She moved away
    • We saw each other a few times at the school olympics
  • Sarah A.
    • Met in kindergarten
    • Told her and Acadia that they were my favorite best friend and they then got mad at me
    • My first sleepover was at her house
    • So was my second, and for some reason I got scared and had to call my parents to pick me up
    • She told me he other friend (a girl) had a penis and I believed her
jan 22 2009 ∞
feb 21 2009 +
  • Why I love (insert friend's name)
  • I've never
  • Favorite riddles
  • Things I have done in the past for my birthday
  • Memories that stand out in my mind right now
  • Most memorable teachers
  • Closest enounters with death
  • Things that have changed me
  • This american life, post secret
  • I would love to learn how to...
  • What I look forward to
  • Favorite pet names
  • Favorite stories I tell about my life
  • Repetitive, but harmless lies I tell
  • Things that have gone wrong in my life
  • Things I don't like about myself
  • Things that have gone well in my life
  • Facts about my family members
  • Famous people I like
feb 18 2009 ∞
apr 11 2009 +
  • When Pooky (my dog) sneezes his whole little body comes off the ground
  • Pooky (who is about a foot tall) can snore louder than most people I know!

to be continued....it won't all be about him

feb 18 2009 ∞
feb 18 2009 +
  • New books
  • Dad's curry
  • Puppies
  • Babies
  • Oatmeal
  • Freshly baked bread
  • Department store perfume sections
  • People right after they take a bath/shower.
  • Coconuts
  • Lavendar
  • The scent right after a match is blown out
  • Old spice men's cologne
  • Christmas trees
  • Fresh laundry
  • Rainy days
  • Cookies baking
  • Log fires
feb 4 2009 ∞
dec 26 2009 +
  • My dad knows/knew
  • Famous lawyer Charles Ogletree
  • Author Jodi Picault
  • Author Judy Bloom
  • Jenny's dad worked on the set of f.r.i.e.n.d.s and knows the whole cast
jan 28 2009 ∞
jan 28 2009 +
  • Maine
  • NY with Ally
  • Job
  • E-mail Tami about a paid internship
  • Art classes
  • Surgery
jan 28 2009 ∞
jan 28 2009 +
  • Hot chocolate
  • Fireplace
  • Slipper boots
  • Comforters
  • Bedside heaters
  • Hot apple cider
  • Soup
  • Cuddling
  • Curling up with a book
  • Comfy sweats
jan 23 2009 ∞
jan 24 2009 +
  • Running through a circus maze with people chasing me. They are scary, but don't hurt me. I finally get to the end and I am sitting on a bench with my parents and a bunch of other people. There is a dog show. A small dog bites my leg off. (I had this a lot before one of my hip surgeries)
  • I am lying in my parents bed with my mom,dad, and my dad's ex wife. A burglar comes in. He threatens to take me. My family can't protect me even though they are there. I think I get taken away.
  • I go outside and get kidnapped by men in a car. At first I am really scared, but then I realize they have a hot tub and I go in it. We have a lot of fun, but I know I should be scared.
jan 22 2009 ∞
mar 16 2009 +
  • Lost
  • Desperate housewives
  • Grey's anatomy
  • The O.C
  • The real world
  • F.r.i.e.n.d.s
  • Will and grace
  • John and kate plus 8
  • True life
  • Big love
  • America's Next Top Model
jan 22 2009 ∞
jan 23 2009 +
  • My journals
  • My pearl necklace from the flea market
  • The book the history of love
  • My picture albums
  • My laptop
  • The earrings mom bought me for my 16th birthday
  • My cozy duvet and quilt
  • My posters
  • My music
  • Post secret book
  • My boots
  • My clothes
  • My drawer and shoe boxes of memories
jan 22 2009 ∞
jan 22 2009 +
  • I think I only have one
  • I'm not telling
jan 14 2009 ∞
jan 14 2009 +
  • Go to a hot air balloon festival and ride in one
  • Build something
  • Go parasailing
  • Make art, paint, draw
  • Make a short film
  • Open a store that sells REALLY cool little things, clothes, candles, artwork, posters, books, journals. AND I want to have a little cafe.
  • Read more
  • Get a great internship
jan 14 2009 ∞
jan 16 2009 +

Appetizers:

  • Spicy sweet potato fries
  • Black Bean Smoked Chile Dip
  • Mango salsa (tomato, red onion, cilantro, garlic)
  • Deviled eggs

Meals:

  • Whole wheat pizza (homemade dough with ricotta, grilled mushrooms, oregano, basil, garlic, and olive oil)
  • Avocado, mango, mint, cilantro, and boston lettuce wraps with spicy peanut sauce
  • Tofu with paprika, fennel, green pepper, onions, and tomato
  • Risotto with scallions, lemon, basil, and parmesan
  • Stuffed red peppers (mozzarella, tomato, sweet corn, basil, scallions, and little butter)
  • Thai coconut tofu (ginger, peanut oil, ci...
may 30 2011 ∞
jul 4 2011 +
  • Making my way through cook books
  • So hot its hard to even think of moving sometimes
  • The cool breeze of a revolving fan
  • Painting sitting on the cold wooden floor
  • Homemade Lady Grey iced tea
  • Reconnecting with old friends
  • Too much ice cream!
  • Sun creeping around chairs, falling on carpets, seeping into closed eyes
jun 9 2011 ∞
jun 9 2011 +
  • I wake up with sunlight seeping in through the crack between the window and the blind
  • Fresh blueberries for breakfast
  • The flowers are starting to poke out of the ground
  • A bird has laid three tiny white eggs outside the window of our dorm bathroom
  • Springfest, BBQs, end of the year celebrations :)
  • One more week of class, one week of finals, and then done for the year!
apr 27 2011 ∞
apr 27 2011 +

Psychology:

  • Intro to Psych
  • Social Psych
  • Statistics
  • Developmental Psych
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Research Methods

Education:

  • Reading, Writing, and Teaching Across Cultures
  • Looking with the Learner: Practice and Inquiry
  • Exploring Teaching (Secondary)
  • Teaching English Language Learners
  • Classroom observation practicum
  • Education and Social Policy

Sociology:

sep 15 2010 ∞
may 7 2011 +

To Read:

  • Everything is Illuminated
  • American Pastoral
  • Great House
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
  • Breath Eyes Memory
  • Lost at School
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Super Sad True Love Story
  • Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
  • Salt

To Watch

  • Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno
aug 21 2010 ∞
aug 2 2011 +

Girls:

  • Emma
  • Kira
  • Olivia
  • Sophie
  • Zoe

Boys:

  • Ben
  • Joshua

Both:

  • Alex
  • Sam
  • Noa
jul 28 2010 ∞
feb 2 2011 +
  • Little packages of humus and pita chips
  • Shuffle option on my ipod
  • TDT and TDTF
  • Daniel
  • Doodling masterpieces during stat
  • The sun and the warmth and walks
  • Goat cheese, cheddar cheese, sun dried tomato pesto,and tomato paninis
  • Lady Gaga and Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Planning for summer
  • Peanut butter
  • Secret tours
  • Drunken girl talk
apr 24 2010 ∞
apr 24 2010 +
  • 0 Instruments I can actually play
  • 1 Language I speak fluently
  • 1 Sibling
  • 1 Birth I have witnessed
  • 1 Death I have witnessed
  • 1 Necklace I wear everyday
  • 1 Song that has made me cry
  • 1 Cat
  • 2 Dogs
  • 2 Years in braces
  • 2.5 Times I have read The History of Love
  • 3 Cellphones I have had
  • 4 Completed journals since Sophomore year
  • 4 Piercings I currently have
  • 7 Piercings I have had
  • 10 Times I have had surgery (I think)
  • 12 Dollars currently in my wallet
  • 14 Letters in my full name
  • 28 Teeth in my mouth
feb 18 2009 ∞
feb 22 2009 +
  • Very large freckle on my right cheek
  • Three large freckles that make a triangle on my left thigh
  • A tiny hole in my nose from my old nose ring
  • A scar that runs from the top of my left hip to mid thigh
  • A tiny stitch on my hip from my appendectomy
  • Sixteen circular dents in my lower left leg from my leg lengthening
  • Scars around both feet and a few more along my legs

My body has been through a lot.

feb 18 2009 ∞
feb 18 2009 +
  • Staying in bed for those few extra minutes after I wake up and before I get up
  • The feeling of cool water on my face
  • The sunlight coming into my room and reflecting off the mirror as I put on my makeup
  • Listening to the radio as I get ready
  • Talking with mom on the short car ride to school
  • Petting my dogs when I get home from school
  • Getting a snack and eating it while I go online and take a break before homework
  • The time between finishing homework and going to bed- I read, go online, talk to my sister or friends. Its just nice not to have to do something for a little while
  • The sound of my dog Marley's breaths I fall asleep
apr 11 2009 ∞
apr 11 2009 +
  • Ben Folds
  • Wicked
  • Billy Crystal Live
  • Kiss Concert
  • Michael Franti and Spearhead
  • The Blue Man Group
  • Chicago
  • Shear Madness
  • Justin Timberlake
  • John Mayer (soon)
jan 28 2009 ∞
jan 12 2010 +

So I liked making those lists and I think I'm going to try to make one every week. Good:

  • I ordered a tall drink today at starbucks and they gave me a grande
  • I got to do homework and stay dry and warm in starbucks while watching the rain outside
  • I didn't study for my enviro test, but I think I did ok. Not great, but ok.
  • Today I learned that we don't have school on friday and it "made my life"
  • Math is canceled on wednesday AND it is first period so I get to sleep in.
  • I get to miss the majority of classes on thursday because of my math fieldtrip.
  • I got a new, really pretty journal (but unfortunately I still have around 40 pages left in my old one)

Bad:

apr 6 2009 ∞
apr 6 2009 +
  • Smile Pinky
  • The View From Room 306
  • The Class
  • I am Sam (again)
  • The Reader
  • Two Lovers
  • Sunshine cleaning
feb 22 2009 ∞
apr 21 2009 +

Good:

  • I think I did well on my math test because I studied really hard
  • Mr. V was actually nice to me and didn't make me cry
  • I bought an old hotel ledger from the 1930s and it is really cool and I love it and am planning to use it as a journal
  • I got free gold fish from the lunch lady today
  • I've been listening to Julia's Matt Wertz mix over and over and I love it
  • My mom bought two guacamole containers. Guacamole is my Hanson.
  • Sarah is having a bbq for her b-day and I get to eat hot dogs.
  • The weather is slowly getting more spring-y and crocuses are coming up everywhere
  • I have two mini field trips this week and some more in the next few weeks
  • School is going to be over soon (but not ...
mar 24 2009 ∞
mar 24 2009 +
  • Wake Up- The Ditty Bops
  • Tiger, My Friend- Psapp
  • Book of Love- Peter Gabriel
  • David- Nellie McKay
  • L-O-V-E- Nat King Cole
  • Morning Lullabies- Ingrid Michaelson
  • 42, Lost!, Violet Hill, Talk, Yellow, Fix You- Coldplay
  • Imagine- John Lennon
  • February Air- Lights
  • Lucky, Butterfly, Summer Breeze- Jason Mraz
  • Again and Again- The Bird and the Bee
  • Hallelujah, I Love Her So- Ray Charles
  • Gracie- Ben Folds
  • Stop This Train- John Mayor
  • Sexy Sadie, All My Loving - The Beatles
  • Great Divide, This Time Around, Tearing It Down- Hanson
  • Any Other World, My Interpretation, Stuck in the Middle- MIKA
mar 13 2009 ∞
mar 13 2009 +
  • I was born in my attic
  • My parents are both from South Africa
  • My uncle is a famous actor in South Africa. When we are with him when we visit people take pictures of him as we walk by.
  • I have never moved
  • I went to private school until ninth grade
  • My sister is 20 years older than me and has a 6 year old daughter
  • I built my desk

tbc...

feb 19 2009 ∞
mar 13 2009 +
  • Kneading dough
  • Carving pumpkins (when you dig your hands into the mush to get out the seeds)
  • When someone else brushes/plays with your hair
  • Being wrapped in my duvet blanket
  • The warmth from a fireplace
  • Cuddling with my dogs
  • Holding babies- so fragile
  • Sneezing
  • Fresh breezes an hot days
  • The crispness of winter air
  • Standing in the pouring rain
  • Slipping on ice
  • When someone touches your ribs with bare hands
  • Diving into cold water
  • Real hugs
  • Jumping on a bed or trampoline
  • Hair blowing in the wind
  • Feet in the sand
feb 4 2009 ∞
feb 4 2009 +
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Dark dark dark brown
  • Academic Interests: Sociology, policy, education, public health
  • Favorite Foods: so many...avocado, pad thai, coffee ice cream, pasta
  • What do you look for in a guy/girl: genuinely kind, honest, not full of them self, cute smile, nice eyes, easy to talk to
  • What are you afraid of? many small things, and one big thing
  • Celebrity crush? Guy Berryman. Also if I were a boy it would totally be Evangeline Lilly she is gorgeous
  • You hate: liars, people who are over confident
  • You love: great conversations, photography, lost, my friends and family, the authors Jhumpa Lahiri and Nicole Krauss
  • Political Views? liberal. I hope obama lives up to what I believe he can be!
feb 11 2009 ∞
feb 15 2009 +
  • So shy (much more so than I am now)
  • Lonely
  • I barely knew my "best" friends
  • I never saw my real best friend, and she found new friends at her school
  • My spanish teacher literally asked some kid to talk to me because I never talked to anyone in the class. He was waiting for me at my desk when I got to class one day. We talked for a while. At the end he said "tell ms. H. I talked to you." Thanks...could you have made me feel any more awkward?
  • I never thought I would smoke or drink
  • Public school was a big shift
  • I went on a "friendship crusade" as my dad called it. Thank god it worked!
  • Hosanna introduced me to her group of friends. Heather invited me to a party. Then I felt more comfortable.
feb 4 2009 ∞
feb 4 2009 +
  • Hugging my dogs
  • My mom and dad
  • My friends, having people that know me and my quirks
  • Having my own room
  • The house I have lived in since the day I was born
  • Coming home and telling my parents about my day- having them know almost everything about my life
  • Home cooked meals
  • Being taken care of
  • My queen sized bed
  • The familiarity of the teachers, students, hallways of my high school
apr 11 2009 ∞
apr 11 2009 +
  • Photography
    • Take pics at H square
    • Upload old pics to fb
    • Use dad's camera lenses
  • Ceramics
  • Summer plans
    • NYC- Soho
    • Art classes
  • Birthday plans
  • Wishlist for birthday
  • Book consultation
jan 24 2009 ∞
mar 16 2009 +

Freshman year:

  • Mr. Friedland (honors geometry) B-
  • Mrs. Ipolito (honors responding to lit.) A-
  • Mrs. Harrington (standard spanish) A
  • Mrs. Wong (standard physics) A
  • Mrs. Hutchens (honors history) B+
  • Mrs. Wall (drawing 1 and jewelry making 1) A
  • Mrs. Sartanowicz (painting 1) A

Sophomore year:

  • Mrs. Redding (junior standard algebra and trig. 2) A
  • Ms. Wise (honors world lit.) A-
  • Mrs. Stark (standard spanish) A
  • Ms. Bussin (lbc honors chemistry) A-
  • Mr. Goldberg (honors world history) A-
  • Mrs. Sartanowicz (drawing and painting 2) A/A-
  • Mr. Kestenbaum (photography 1) A
jan 22 2009 ∞
dec 18 2009 +
  • go to starbucks with sarah on mondays
  • Do my homework under the covers in my bed
  • eat dinner with my family (mostly)
  • play with my eyelashes
  • doodle on my school work
jan 22 2009 ∞
jan 22 2009 +

Drinks:

  • hot apple cider
  • hazelnut hot chocolate
  • passion lemonade
  • lemonade
  • ginger ale

Food:

  • Quessadillas
  • Pad thai
  • Tikka masala
  • Pakora
  • Ravioli
  • Goat cheese
  • Jalepino peppers
  • Vegetraian chile
  • Grilled cheese
  • Greek salad
  • Avocado
jan 22 2009 ∞
mar 2 2009 +
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Bonaire
  • Cayman Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Costa Rica
  • South Africa
  • France
  • England
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • DC
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • Vermont
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Texas
  • Florida
jan 15 2009 ∞
jan 15 2009 +
  • Get a job
  • Realize that even though I got into college I am still in school for five more months
  • Save money
jan 14 2009 ∞
jan 16 2009 +
  • Fortune cookies
  • Fresh fruit popsicles with mango, strawberry, greek yogurt/lemonade
  • Homemade ice cream
  • Homemade bread
  • Pineapple tofu
  • Sweet potato and sage ravioli
  • Spicy tofu bento box (http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipes/1...)
  • Bengali red dal curry (http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2007/02/ben...)
  • Vegetarian sushi
  • Grilled mushroom and ricotta pizza
  • Mango summer spring rolls with sweet and spicy sauce (sort of)
  • Stuffed peppers
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Croquettes
  • Bean dip for tortillas
  • Garlic basil salmon
  • Cheesecake
  • Mango salsa
  • Humus
may 21 2011 ∞
aug 22 2011 +
  • Time
  • Hammock
  • Old blanket
  • Cherry popsicle
  • Sun
  • Light breeze
  • Bon Iver
  • Baby blue sundress
  • Dirty feet
jul 9 2011 ∞
jul 9 2011 +
      • Alabama
      • Alaska
      • Arizona
      • Arkansas
      • California
      • Colorado
      • Connecticut (New Haven Indian restaurant on the way to and From Dunja's)
      • Delaware
      • Florida (Lionel and Janet, Miami ASB)
      • Georgia
      • Hawaii
      • Idaho
      • Illinois
      • Indiana
      • Iowa
      • Kansas
      • Kentucky
      • Louisiana
feb 24 2011 ∞
nov 21 2011 +
  • Built a fort with sheets tied to the pipe in our room
  • Slept with out pajamas inside out and spoons under our pillows wishing for a snow day
  • Four storms in two weeks
  • Everything is white
  • The snow was "our thing," but we missed a few blizzards together
  • Lots of egg white omelets with feta, tomatoes, and broccoli.
  • Pretty Little Liars nights on Becky's bed
feb 2 2011 ∞
feb 2 2011 +

Good:

  • I'm back at school!
  • I'm back (and comfortable and happy as ever) with my three best friends.
  • I love my new room with brick walls and funky posters and my lovely roommate :)
  • I like my classes, they are so specific to my interests and I love it

Bad:

  • I'm about to get very overwhelmed with work- 6 college courses, work, and clubs
aug 28 2010 ∞
aug 28 2010 +
  • Adolescence and the Transition into Maturity- Wright, every year
  • Communication and the media- McIntosh, every second year
  • Cross-Cultural Art and Aesthetics- Urcid
  • Introduction to the Moving Image- Weinberg
  • Making Sex, Performing Gender- King
  • Reason's for Hope: Managing the Global Commons for Peace- Tsipis
  • Research Methods
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Hitchcock's Movies- Morrison
  • Symbol, Meaning, and Reality- Parmentier
  • Production, Consumption, and Exchange
  • Abnormal Psych- Wright
  • Sociology of Education- Rochenmacher
jul 27 2010 ∞
feb 2 2011 +
  • The butterfly effect
  • The placebo effect
  • Marcel Proust
  • Artist biographies
jul 8 2010 ∞
jul 27 2010 +
  • She adores me
  • She does the funniest impersonations
  • She can almost always make me laugh
  • She can be vulnerable around me
  • I can be vulnerable around her
  • We know almost all of each others secrets
  • She has always done everything she could to make me happy
  • As I get older I feel like I am her equal and not her little sister
  • We love to eat
  • She is honest with me, even about things she is ashamed of
  • She makes me feel loved
  • She boasts about me and makes me see what I have to offer
jan 28 2009 ∞
aug 19 2009 +
  • Expecting Adam
  • Paper Towns- John Green
  • White Teeth- Zaide Smith
  • Everything is Illuminated- Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down- Anne Fadiman
  • Man Walks Into a Room- Nicole Krauss
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close- Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Namesake- Jhumpa Lahiri
feb 22 2009 ∞
mar 29 2011 +
  • Are kids who act in R-rated movies allowed to see them? Do they actually know what the movies are about?
  • Why did yankee doodle name the feather macaroni?
  • What happens when you put the "this side up" side of the popcorn upside down in the microwave? (I tried this recently and NOTHING happened. Maybe the popcorn people wanted to feel they had control. haha)
  • Who decided 13 is an unlucky number and that it is bad luck if a black cat crosses your path?
  • Why are we afraid of falling instead of landing?
  • Why do we drive on parkways and park in driveways?
  • Do stairs go up or down?
  • Why do men have nipples?
  • Why don't we use the top line on a piece of lined paper?
jan 22 2009 ∞
aug 22 2009 +
  • A: Apple cider, adventures, avocados, anthropologie
  • B: Blackberries, balloons, boxes, Boston, bargains, Ben Folds, blue eyes, birthdays
  • C: Children, cafes, cooking, cheese, color, creativity
  • D: Dogs, dreams, dresses, David Hopkins, down comforters
  • E: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, exclamation marks
  • F: Family, friends, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, flickr, flea markets, festivals, flowers, freshly made bread, freckles, full lips
  • G: Guacamole, gardens, good grades, grass, grilled cheese, good handwriting, google, grapefruit
  • H: Hot Chocolate, honesty
  • I: Ice Cream, independent films, inside jokes
  • J: Jhumpa Lahiri, jewelry, journals, jean...
aug 10 2009 ∞
aug 11 2009 +

Bad:

  • I had an awful migraine this afternoon
    • Couldn't do any of my homework
    • Felt like I was being stabbed in the head at the same time as elephants were stampeding over my brain
    • Fell asleep for three hours and now I'm not tired
  • The first draft of my senior paper is due on Friday
  • I still need to get Alex and Sonja birthday presents
  • I probably won't have the surgery I was planning, and now I have no summer plans (but this is also a good thing because now I have free time and can plan something fun, and maybe get a really cheap used car)
  • I forgot to order the yearbook and it needs to be done by tomorrow (I guess that i...
mar 30 2009 ∞
apr 2 2009 +

When I was little:

  • Ballerina
  • Artist

A bit older:

  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Interior designer
  • Fashion designer
  • Store owner

Now:

  • Something involving art and design, but solely
  • Store owner
  • Sociologist
  • Modern anthropologist
  • Columnist
  • Activist
jan 22 2009 ∞
jan 22 2009 +
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Inspired by Sarah:

  • At first I didn't want to be too close to home, but now that I will be I know it is right for me
  • It seems like I have a lot of the same academic interest as the people who go there
  • It seems like the people will not think they are really cool. I don't want to go to a school with frats, huge parties etc.
  • Sports are not a huge part of campus life
  • It has a really strong emphasis on social justice and community
  • It has a castle on campus
  • The producers of f.r.i.e.n.d.s went there and were inspired by the coffee shop
  • Debra messing went there
  • I can visit my dogs (and family) whenever I like and may get a car

More to come?

apr 2 2009 ∞
apr 2 2009 +
  • Going on a roller coaster for the first time
  • Scuba Diving
  • Caving
  • Climbing on a ropes course and ziplining at the end
  • Being in the room when my niece was born and cutting the cord
  • Walking for the first time in nine months after my leg lengthening operation
  • Driving alone for the first time
feb 18 2009 ∞
feb 18 2009 +
  • Maisy
  • An Evening at Alfie's
  • Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me
  • Dolls. I had a lot. Doll Doll, Sarah Jane, Machie, Paint Baby, Sleepy Baby, Emily, Charlie, and Stephanie
  • Sesame St.
  • The Parent trap (both versions, I literally rented them everytime we went to the video store)
  • Grilled cheese
  • Sleeping in my parent's bed
feb 16 2009 ∞
dec 26 2009 +
  • Dog's nails clicking on hard floors
  • Rain beating against a window
  • The wavering hum of a rotating fan
  • Waves crashing against rocks
  • Silence while lying on the grass
  • Children playing at the beach
  • My own breaths as I go to sleep
  • The TV running in another room
  • Clicking of high heels
  • Little children giggling
  • Foreign languages
feb 4 2009 ∞
dec 18 2009 +
  • A years supply of coke (I didn't like coke at the time so I gave it to my aunt and uncle)
  • A felt manger scene.......haha
feb 18 2009 ∞
feb 19 2009 +
  • Australia
  • Israel
  • Beliz
  • Japan
  • Argentina
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • New Zealand
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Peru
  • Moroco
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
jan 28 2009 ∞
jan 28 2009 +
  • My bed
  • Bonaire
  • Kookoo's
  • Dunja's apartment
  • Carolyn's house in Maine
  • The Cayman Islands
  • The Starbucks in B Village
  • Newbury st.
  • My parent's room

favorite objects: old photo albums, wooden baby box

feb 15 2009 ∞
jul 26 2010 +
  • Feeling inferior to Katherine
  • Losing Katherine
  • Insecurities
  • Self pity
  • What I did to Heather
  • Being banned from seeing Ally
  • The fact that I don't like to dance in public
  • Marley and Me
  • Not feeling understood
  • Mr. Veader
jan 28 2009 ∞
jan 28 2009 +
  • people who pick at/bite their nails
  • people who act as if they are the shit
  • when you finish telling a story and someone asks a rhetorical questions about it
  • people who chew loudly
  • being put on speaker phone when I am not warned
  • people who say "thats so gay" or "no-homo"
  • kids who ask stupid questions to waste time
  • people who talk online and on the phone at the same time and make me wait while they have another conversation, but tell me not to go
  • pennies
  • cotton balls
  • when you have an itch on the bottom of your foot or in the corner of your eye
  • car alarms
  • people who walk really slowlyn in a line ...
jan 22 2009 ∞
jan 22 2009 +
  • The fan is humming on the chair next to my bed
  • I can feel the draft from my open window on my legs
  • The wind chimes outside my house are making quiet noises
  • I don't want to go back to school. But the fact that it is hot outside makes it alright because warmth means summer and summer means no school!
apr 26 2009 ∞
apr 26 2009 +
  • Books I've read
  • Movies I've watched
  • TV shows I watch
  • Questions I have
  • Favorite foods
  • Brands I like
  • Weird things I like to do
  • Favorite objects
  • Careers I have considered
  • Things that annoy me
  • Teachers I have had
  • Things I always do
  • Things that make me happy
  • Repeated dreams
  • Friends I have had over the years
  • Places I want to go in the world
  • Famous people I have met/seen/six degrees of separation
  • Recipes to try
  • Things I will never do
  • Quotes I like
jan 22 2009 ∞
apr 1 2011 +
  • Paper cuts
    • I have two
  • Splinters
    • I have one
jan 16 2009 ∞
jan 18 2009 +