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"Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it is worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wa...

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fashion (original style influences)
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films (BFI Top 100)
books (joan didion list)
  • eating
  • sleeping
  • dreaming
  • pushing people away
  • being by myself
  • giving long awkward hugs
sep 15 2011 ∞
nov 26 2011 +
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  • fix the roof
  • drywall- computer room, upstairs hallway, stairway, downstairs hallway
  • paint- computer room, upstairs hallway, downstairs hallway
  • finish drywall/painting around closet in bedroom
  • tile downstairs hallway
  • buy flooring for bedroom
  • light fixture for bedroom + light switch covers
  • carpet for living room
  • curtains/blinds for- both bedrooms, computer room, dining room, living room (maybe), kitchen
  • finish trim in kitchen/dining room
  • fix/paint ceiling in dining room
  • bench seat in dining room
  • need screens for windows in dining room/computer room
  • 2 more towel hooks in bathroom
jul 8 2011 ∞
jul 8 2011 +
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  • The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  • A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia De Burgos by Julia De Burgos
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
jan 10 2011 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • Donnie Darko [time travelling boys in bunny costumes]
  • Salt [you know, angelina jolie looking hot & kicking ass]
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Easy A [i want her parents to be my parents]
  • 2012 [must buy a plane ticket to Africa]
  • The Duchess [will make you despise men & also cry. a lot.]
  • The Other Guys
jan 3 2011 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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January

  • Bag of Bones by Stephen King
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton [work in progress]
  • Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst (1/15)
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen

February

  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (2/8)
  • On The Road by Jack Kerouac (3/19)

March

  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (4/17)

April

  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

May

jan 9 2011 ∞
jul 2 2011 +
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  • Degausser- Brand New
  • Savior- Rise Against
  • Whatever You Like (T.I. Cover)- Anya Marina
  • Your Arms Around Me (Acoustic)- Jens Lekman
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Neutral Milk Hotel- Aeroplane Over the Sea
dec 10 2010 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • Visual Concepts & Design MW 2-3:30pm w/Risak
  • History of Renaissance Art TR 4-5:40 w/Leuthold
  • Intro to Digital Photography TR 6:30-9 w/Jarvi
sep 1 2010 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • get accepted
  • fill out fafsa
  • get fafsa results back & make a decision on loans, etc.
  • Wildcat weekend- march 20th!
  • find an apartment
  • find a job
  • save a butt ton of money
  • sign up for orientation
  • maybe take a walking tour?
  • figure out how to get there with the jeep & the raider...& how to move all our shit there
  • I'm hereeeee!
feb 21 2010 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • The Hangover
  • All About Steve
  • 500 Days of Summer
  • Things We Lost In The Fire
  • Amelie (passed out halfway through haha)
  • Post Grad
  • Zombieland
  • Whip It!
  • The Ugly Truth
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Avatar
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  • Ratatouille
  • It's Complicated
  • Leap Year
  • Wolfman
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Shutter Island
  • Valentine's Day
jan 8 2010 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • wax museum (st. ignace)
  • bike around mackinac island
  • take the boat at tahquamenon
  • underground mine
  • shipwreck boat tour
  • valley camp
  • abandoned houses on that road between kalkasa and TC
  • munising (abandoned building)
  • ohio- abandoned amusement park
  • wisconsin? illinois? indiana? maine is probably too far. lame.
  • dinosaur gardens in ossineke
  • watch the sunset, stay up until sunrise
  • Chippewa county fair
dec 9 2009 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • shinedown- second chance
  • britney spears- circus
  • lady gaga- poker face
  • black eyed peas- boom boom pow
  • jordin sparks- battlefield
  • kings of leon- use somebody
  • black eyed peas- i gotta feeling
  • aar- gives you hell
  • 3OH!3- don't trust me
  • jazon mraz- i'm yours
  • kings of leon- use somebody
  • katy perry- waking up in vegas
  • theory of a deadman- not meant to be
  • good girls go bad- cobra starship
  • no surprise- daughtry
jun 28 2009 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • may 15, 2009: live music at the big bear with richard. $5 to get in, half the proceeds go to the animal shelter. hand stamped with 'it's a boy!' haha. mike libertoski acoustic, then the-pick-me-ups like white noise, like a string of foreign words; the lead singer a tall gangly thing in a band tee. then some random band singing about 'she'll take me anywhere,' the lead singer reminded me of joseph from king of the hill- yellow duct tape on his ripped jeans & converse. me in my green gap banker button up shirt, my dark aero jeans, my oversized bag sticking out like a sore thumb, richard too. everyone was punk. it was fun though, & completely relevant after reading the perks of being a wallflower. it was exactly what i needed that night.
  • July 31/Aug 1, 2009: trip to drummond island with richard. feeling happycalm for ...
may 16 2009 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • 10 Things I Hate About You Soundtrack
  • 3 Doors Down- 17 Days
  • 3 Doors Down- Another 700 Miles
  • 3 Doors Down- Away From The Sun
  • 3 Doors Down- The Better Life
  • 3oh!3- Want
  • 8 Mile Soundtrack
  • Acceptance- Phantoms
  • AFI- December Underground
  • Akon - Konvicted
  • Akon- Trouble
  • Alabama- Greatest Hits
  • Alan Jackson- Greatest Hits
  • Alan Jackson- Greatest Hits Vol. 2
  • Alanis Morissette- Jagged Little Pill
  • Alanis Morissette- Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
  • Alicia Keys- The Diary Of Alicia Keys
  • All Time Low- Put Up Or Shut Up
  • American Hi-Fi
  • American Hi-Fi- The Art Of Losing
jul 18 2009 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • Casablanca
  • Strange Wilderness
  • 10,000 B.C.
  • Candy
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Jack Knife
  • The Diving Bell & The Butterfly
  • Margot at the Wedding
  • Feast of Love
  • Lover, Come Back
  • Atonement
  • Futurama: Bender's Big Score
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Lars & The Real Girl
  • Juno
  • Wristcutters: A Love Story
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • I am Legend
  • Alvin & the Chipmunks
feb 18 2008 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • "Well then I'll go get the vacuum cleaner and i'll suck it right off." -Julie
  • "Yeah...that movie, Get Hard or Die Tryin." -Julie
  • "Well for starters I don't have two mommies." -Julie
  • "Julie: "Do you get a lot of bears around here in the winter time?"
    • Sam: (Just Stares) Julie, what do bears do in the winter?"
    • Julie: "How the hell should I know. I'm not a bear.
    • Sam: "They Hibernate"
  • Julie: "Amanda, where is Las Vegas?"
    • Me: "in North Dakota."
  • "I'm feeling too lazy to be deviant." -Clint
  • "At least my soul's not ugly!" -Clint
  • "I still have that video of you shaking t...
mar 1 2008 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • Mumford & Sons- Sigh No More
  • Skins <3
  • Neutral Milk Hotel- Aeroplane Over the Sea
  • Marianas Trench- Cross My Heart
  • Sid (Mike Bailey)- Wild World
  • Tom Petty- You Don't Know How It Feels
  • Pink Mountaintops- Vampire
jan 12 2011 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • going home
  • thinking about summer
  • drive-by truckers
  • fiona apple
  • my january playlist haha
  • Lie to Me
  • Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Kelli Williams
  • that stupid S&M song by Rihanna
  • Zombie- The Cranberries
mar 4 2011 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • skins season 3
  • bookworm
  • forever 21 <3
  • Farewell to Arms- Hemingway
  • IL trip!
  • On The Road- Jack Kerouac
  • Neutral Milk Hotel- Aeroplane Over The Sea
feb 4 2011 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • one of the original Polly Pockets
  • those russian dolls- the doll within a doll within a doll...matroshka!
  • ouija board
  • tarot cards
  • furbie
  • clear umbrella
jan 10 2011 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • mr. & mrs. smith
  • the wedding date
  • laws of attraction
mar 3 2010 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • in the forest at night in a dress with curled hair and red lips and a lantern
  • tarot cards
  • bonfire
  • little blue building at pt. iroquois lighthouse in the summertime
  • the field/woods behind my old house
  • laundromat
  • abandoned house
  • grandma's abandoned cabin in brimley
  • fort!
  • sugar island abandoned house/trailers
  • hotel room
  • buy old suitcases from goodwill
  • i need to find a forest that is close but nobody goes in
  • body language/boy-girl pictures
  • gazebo at night all lit up in pellston
  • find that place Kirsten mentioned over by Sherman Park in the woods with the stones/building/window thing.
feb 11 2010 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • driving around
  • country roads
  • cows
  • mosquito bites
  • sunglasses
  • sunshine
  • abandoned houses
  • beaches
  • forests
  • long, winding roads & the trees overhead
  • skin
jun 27 2010 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • shark in the water- vv brown
  • rabbit heart (raise it up)- florence & the machine
  • starstruck- lady gaga
  • i want you to want me- letters to cleo
  • fixin to thrill- dragonette
  • colourless colour- la roux
  • always where i need to be- the kooks
  • tik tok- keisha
  • that's not my name- the ting tings
  • meet me halfway- black eyed peas
  • dancehall- sean bones
  • when they fight, they fight- the generationals
  • tony the beat- the sounds
  • nothing better- the postal service
  • superhuman touch- athlete
  • also the whole third eye blind self titled album
  • and the bon iver album- for emma, forever ago
dec 24 2009 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • Chicago, Illinois & Carpentersville & Rockford & Dekalb
  • Beaver Creek/Kettering, Ohio
  • Gary, Indiana
  • Michigan
    • the Sault obvs.
    • St. Ignace
    • Petoskey
    • Traverse City
    • Lansing
    • Detroit
    • Marquette/Gwinn
    • Sugar Island
    • Drummond Island
    • Houghton/Calumet/Lake Linden
    • Flint
  • Sault, Cananda
sep 21 2009 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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a

  • the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by douglas adams
  • watership down by richard adams
  • the handmaid's tale by margaret atwood

b

  • illusions: the adventures of a reluctant messiah by richard bach
  • the sheltering sky by paul bowles
  • fahrenheit 451 by ray bradbury
  • something wicked this way comes by ray bradbury
  • a clockwork orange by anthony burgess
  • naked lunch by william s. burroughs

c

  • ender's game by orson scott card
  • my antonia by willa cather
  • the hunt for red octobr by tom clancy
  • heart of darkness by joseph conrad
sep 3 2009 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • Breaking Dawn
  • The English Patient
  • Fight Club
  • Rant
  • The Glass Castle
  • The Red Tent
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Hard Love
  • Odd Thomas
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Middlesex
  • A Wrinkle In Time
  • Nineteen Minutes
  • The Secret Life of Ceecee Wilkes
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Children of Men
  • What-the-Dickens
  • You Shall Know our Velocity!
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • The Red Dahlia
  • Handle With Care
jan 6 2009 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • swing life away: rise against
  • casimir pulaski day: sufjan stevens
  • chicago: fob
  • folkin around: p!atd
  • pink bullets: the shins
  • when you were young: the killers
  • fast as you can: fiona apple
  • that time: regina spektor
  • delta dawn: tanya tucker
  • just what i needed: the cars
  • superstar: spice girls
  • the whole self titled third eye blind album
may 18 2009 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • sunshine
  • poetry for dinner
  • bubblebaths
  • good books
  • warm rain
  • summertime
  • dirt roads
  • sunsets
  • forests
  • my feet in the sand
  • wearing dresses
feb 10 2008 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • Leann Rimes (again, casino w/beth & ellen)
  • Miranda Lambert (at the casino with Beth & Ellen)
  • Angry Salad + Uncle Kracker (at the norris center with mom & Clint & Julie)
  • Vertical Horizon + Nine Days + Finger Eleven (at the casino with Letitia)
  • John Michael Montgomery (st. ignace with Beth)
  • Lonestar (st. ignace with Beth)
  • Leann Rimes (at the casino with Beth)
  • Jessica Andrews + Shannon Brown + Chris Young (at the casino with Beth)
  • Train (st. ignace with Beth)
  • Blackstone Cherry + Staind (at the casino with Beth)
  • Diamond Rio (st. ignace with Beth)
  • Everclear (sucked at the casino with Beth)
  • Keith Urban (outdoors at the casino with ...
feb 26 2008 ∞
jul 8 2011 +
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  • gretchen wilson
  • sunshinesunshinesunshine
  • back to work! [freighter's]
  • the band perry
  • country music <3
jun 23 2011 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • my birthday!
  • cold mountain
  • adele
  • carnival <3
  • circus
may 10 2011 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • channel surfing
  • sleeping in
  • songs about cemeteries
  • Adele<3
apr 4 2011 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • ihop
  • starbucks
  • tim horton's
  • target
  • good shopping
  • lots of abandonment, but is not too ghetto
  • somewhere i can find a decent, full time job with benefits
  • warmer than michigan
  • borders
jan 3 2011 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • skinny love- bon iver
  • the melody of a fallen tree- windsor for the derby
  • wild nothing- golden haze
jun 27 2010 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • get a tattoo
  • Illinois to chill with lost girls <3 {february}
  • lay down on a merri go round while spinning & listening to amazing songs (yeah i stole this from one of the Above the Influence ads, u mad?)
  • stay up until sunrise
  • i want braces & prettyperfect straight teeth
dec 24 2010 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • Lisey's Story by Stephen King (Jamie)
  • Great Expectations
  • Health at Every Size (Jamie)
  • Taste of Cherry by Kara Candito
  • Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
apr 28 2010 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • a big flat screen to watch movies on
  • a sleigh bed
  • a kitty
  • a wall mural from UO, preferably the forest one or the map one
  • clawfoot tub
  • at least one really big piece of amazing art, like 'the kiss' by gustav klimt or something
  • a library
  • double sinks in the bathroom
  • lots of windows/natural light
feb 5 2010 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • Adaptation
  • Pineapple Express
  • Henry Poole Is Here
  • Fight Club
  • Zack & Miri Make A Porno
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • I'm Reed Fish
  • In Her Shoes
  • The Changeling
  • Role Models
  • Wanted
  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • Fast & Furious 4
  • The Family Stone
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Bolt
  • Yes Man
  • The Lucky Ones
  • Winter Passing
  • Australia
  • Bedtime Stories
jan 3 2009 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • Mansfield Park- Jane Austen
  • Moby Dick- Herman Melville
  • The Lost Symbol- Dan Brown
  • Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?- Louise Rennison
  • Alias Grace- Margaret Atwood
  • The Old Man & The Sea- Ernest Hemingway
  • The Basil & Josephine Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Only Revolutions by Mark Danielewski (not finished)
  • Paint it Black by Janet Fitch (finished 6/20)
  • Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk (finished 6/27)
  • The Feminists by Parley J. Cooper (finished 7/2)
  • Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk (finished 7/18)
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
jan 8 2010 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • The Killers- Sawdust
  • The Morning Benders
  • Leeann Womack- Call Me Crazy
  • Cute is What We Aim For- Rotation
  • Muse- Black Holes & Revelations
  • The Shins- Wincing the Night Away
  • Jimmy Eat World- Bleed American
may 24 2009 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • more of those really comfy underwear from VS
  • computer chair
  • new bedset
  • picture frames
  • new showerhead
  • new camera
  • ipod
  • new computer
  • incense burner
  • ipod charger dock
  • holga camera
  • johnny glasses from fred flare http://www1.fredflare.com/customer/produ...
  • Nikon D40 :D
  • laptop
  • 55 mm Nikon lens
  • different kinds of film for helga
  • a new purse
  • tights!
  • new shoes
sep 13 2008 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Miserable Mill
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Austere Academy
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Ersatz Elevator
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Vile ...
feb 18 2008 ∞
jun 23 2011 +
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  • cut my own hair
  • get published
  • write a book
  • get my license
  • buy a car
  • learn to cook
  • more importantly, learn how to bake...like martha stewart or that hot italian chick on the food network
  • travel around the U.S.
  • Go to europe!
  • go back to school
  • tell people what i really think
  • pay off my loans
  • be an extra in a movie
  • go to chicago
  • Sear's Tower
mar 8 2008 ∞
jun 23 2011 +