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Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Time:2:31 pm.
i'm feeling really intresting and self-aware today. if only my nerves werent a vortex for my talents, i could be probably do something really good with today.

i can't help but wonder right now, if being on/off the birth control pill actually changes who someone is. i've always denied it, but after being on/off/on, i dont know.
Comments: 1 shimmy - shimmy.

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Time:12:10 am.
Son of a bitch! Canned air sucks.
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Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Subject:oh snaps.
Time:12:56 pm.
So, volunteering....fuckin.amazing. I can't even express in words how happy I am to have started doing this.

My first day was good, but I didn't do much more than dishes and a little bit of poop scooping. I got to help a little bit on the tour, but notttt really.

Day two was better. I got to go in and help clean cages and fill up bubble baths and all kinds of fun stuff.

Day three was still better. I got to pass bowls during the tour, clean cages, and do diets. I felt REALLY useful that day hah.

Day FOUR though....unbelievable. I felt pretty useless at first, but then the day picked up. I got to stay, and stay OUT! while they walked Serabi, the lionness. Afterwards, I got to go into a retired wolf enclosure and they walked Chakra, the tiger. Then they asked me to stick around and see if they too shy wolf boys would like me, and sure enough, I am the third person they have warmed up to. I got sooooooo many wolf kisses. It was adorable. I helped walk four wolves. It was seriously such an awesome day.

Next time I'm there, Margaret said we could go into the fox enclosure and give them rubs!!!!! I think by then I should be able to start feeding some of the smaller animals! I'm super super super stoked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Three days until VAIL! I was really excited a few days ago, but it's worn off a little. I'm startin to feel a little apprehensive. I think it should be good though. Hopefully!

Aye!
Comments: shimmy.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Time:3:17 pm.
the longer my hair gets, the puffier it gets, so it never looks longer.....what the eff!
Comments: shimmy.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Subject:25 days of leah
Time:3:00 pm.
25. trip to chicago / coach purse
24. shedd aquarium / field museum / fifty dollar filet / t-shirt
23. hot doug's / lincoln park zoo / sweater / t-shirt / swatches! / gino's east
22. sunday brunch / dogeared necklace / eno champagne flight
21. plant / harry potter postcard book / ladybug
20. hair dryer
19. brain age 2
18. pete's dragon
17. PJs / halloween party tickets
16. mac make-over for 9/17
15. little wallet
14. candle
13. squirrel hook!
12. hair clips
11. toms x 2
10. Irish dance classes!
9. DOMA LEATHER JACKET AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8. Polynesian Luau
7. six pack
6. 50 etsy dollars and choco pretzels
5. leggins and robot pouch
4. wine bottle cooler / birfday cake / tacoluuuuu
3. JERKY!
2. tshirt
1. tshirt
birthday charms!
Comments: shimmy.

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Time:10:57 pm.
as of mid-october, i officially have no friends in jacksonville....thus...i basically just have no friends period. awesome.
Comments: shimmy.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Time:9:18 am.
Ups and downs lately. Debating dropping out and getting a job for a while. Weirdest taste ever in my mouth. Smelling ex boyfriend's stinky hair gel....grossed out. Dressed two men up as women last night. Can't decide if bag is too much like bag and not purse.
Comments: shimmy.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Time:5:24 pm.
i'm having a change of heart about weightloss....at first it was all about getting it off as fast as possible....now it's going to be about learning how to take it off effectively and still live my life. it's about becoming more active and taking every opportunity to do so. i'm going to get up on the running bandwagon very soon. i'm going to start cycling to any and all reasonable destinations. and i'm going to tennis once a week and yoga...and once i'm under 120, i'm going to join a gym....hello active leah.
Comments: shimmy.

Time:5:37 am.
Things are weird.
I'm miserable, in general.

I feel sick and low energy all the time, even though I have stopped eating out and started being more active. It's like my body hates me for it. My night insomnia returned. I miss waking up comfortably when the suns out. I haven't been able to sleep before 3am, or wake up before 11am in a week now.

I'm dreading the return to school. I cringe a little everytime I think about French and Anthropology. I hate everything about both degrees. I don't want to do anything with either. I'm too old to keep switching majors.

My 25th birthday is right around the corner and I'm pretty sure it's going to be the ultimate suck. I sort of dug my own grave, but I'm just soooooo tired of being disappointed by the people who should be able to make it great.


So, how about the things that don't suck?

I still have an entire month to soak in all the relaxation that I can.

Hunter and I have started being active people.

I've lost 3.6 pounds.

Harry Potter comes out tomorrow at midnight.

My insurance rates should be dropping soon.

I think I'm finally ready for sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comments: shimmy.

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Time:6:17 pm.
one more dream down the toilet.
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Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Time:1:19 pm.
I hate when I like a guy for a long time and then realize that he is an idiot with no personality. It's so embarassing!

Today is brew day!

I got some new jeans yesterday!

I met an English guy!

I had the best day/night with my besty!
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Monday, March 30th, 2009

Time:11:15 am.
i have no idea how this is supposed to fit into three weeks:

four listening skills exams (2 oral/2 written) (there have only been two [1 oral/1 written]up until now)
one intermediate exam (and on another chapter entirely that we haven't started yet)
one five minute presentation and two labs for physical
one 5-8 minute media project, one 2-page film evaluation, one 6 page final exam paper

shit ballz.
Comments: shimmy.

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Time:11:17 am.
looks like i'll be venturing off to dublin by my lonesome this time.
Comments: shimmy.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Time:12:07 am.
AHHHHH....I BOUGHT MY TICKET!!!!!!!!!!!!

MAY 5th through MAY 13th....DUBLIN DUBLIN DUBLIN DUBLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Time:2:15 pm.
I haven't gotten laid in a really long time....and the last time I did hook up, it was pretty crappy....I dont know if I care that much...but it's weird.

On the upside, planning is underway!!!!!!!!! I'm going to make a budget for spending later on. It kind of depends on whether or not Katelan comes, but I'm thinking I want to go to the National Museum, Pheonix Park, Dublin Zoo, Powerscourt, and do a day on the DART! I really want to make it to Howth at some point. The weather doesn't seem to have any change from March to May....how cute is that! I am already prepacking for the next trip....how cute is THAT! haha....I'm also planning on bringing my own snacks so that I can reduce the amount I'm spending on food there. I hope it works out. As of right now I'm hoping to do the whole trip for under $1000...I don't know how realistic that is though. It's 465 for my plane ticket and 368 for my room. The way I see it, that is three trips to anthropologie...haha...I'm trying to bring dressier clothes with me for going out though....not TOO much dressier, but a little bit. I'm still iffy though because I don't know how my weight will be by May 5th. Which reminds me! I need to check my pills! OY!

Ok homework and/or budget!
Comments: shimmy.

Subject:DUBLIN!
Time:12:28 am.
Here is my best attempt to document all the highlights of our trip....please don't mind my ridiculous grammar during this process.

So, day one was pretty lowkey. Our flights took a lot out of us, so we just went straight to the hotel for a nap and a shower. Once we had a few hours of sleep, we decided to get up and make our way into the city. We were under the impression (thanks to google maps) that our hotel was some outrageous distance from the city centre, but that was completely off. Luckily we had an awesome cab driver who told us how to walk to get into town and that it was completely walkable. It was probably about a mile from Grafton Street (which is where all the fun seems to start). First things first, I had to buy a watch. Luckily the first store we saw was a Swatch store, where I found a really nice brownishbronzishgrayish watch. After that we had lunch at O'Neils pub---irish beef and guinness stew! DROOL! I bought a scarf and we did a little pre-shopping for souvenirs (which we didn't end up buying after all). Then we headed back to the hotel for a little freshining up. Our first night we did a musical pub crawl that ended up being far more informative than pub-filled. We went to two little pubs and listened to the history of irish music, while listening to some irish music! It was really awesome! Since we were both pretty much spent, we decided to call night 1 an early night and headed back to the hotel around 11.

Day two, we got up bright and early for the hop on-hop off bus tour around the city. There was a little detour because of a st patrick's day 5k, but it was nice because we got to see where a lot of good food is near our hotel haha. Dublin is basically tiny, so it was pretty easy to see everything in an hour and a half or so. We hopped off at Christ Church/Dublinia, but hopped back on upon realizing it was 11 euro. We decided on St. Patrick's Cathedral instead! It was nice...churchy...the park was beautiful. Even the tiny cemetary was so pretty. After that we made our way to Guinness Storehouse. It ended up taking about three hours or so to get through it, and since the bus stopped running at 530, we had to quit a little early. It was pretty much amazing though. The building is designed to be shaped after a freshly poured pint of guinness. As you're walking in, in the main reception area, they have the original, 9000 year lease that arthur guinness signed in 1759. It's freaking sweet. The first floor displays the four ingredients of beer in a really awesome way. The next few floors are a blur, but at the very top they have a bar called the Gravity Bar and it's got 360 windows. It makes for an amazing view of Dublin. There's no tall buildings there so it just looks really adorable all the way around. You can see all the way out to the coast! It's fantastic! After we finished our bus tour, we went back for a short nap and a freshin-up. That night we decided to make our way to temple bar, which was apparently a mistake. The first place we went (it was SIX euro for a pint), there happened to be some skeezy frenchies there....which i mentioned in a previous post. We ended up following them to another bar nearer to our hotel, where they proceeded to make out with us in a particularly unbecoming fashion. It was really bad. They were really creepy and it took about two hours to ditch them because they would not let us out of their sights or arms! We escaped luckily!

Day three, we did the Wild Wicklow tour, which was amazing. We stopped in Dun Laoghaire...and drove through Dalkey, ENNISKERRY! (ps i love you), and to Glendalough. We lunched in a little city which I have no idea what was. It was a pretty sweet trip. We got to get out at the mountains and have a little bit of Jameson! It was really amazing up there. None of the mountains are very tall in Ireland...just little short guys! We also met a couple of american boys who were staying in our hotel on the trip...more to come on them later. That night, we headed out after our nap in search of food, which is never easy when you don't know what alls around! We kept walking until we came across Gourmet Burger Kitchen...fucking amazing. I had the most delicious avocado and bacon burger ever in existence. Katelan had the Thai burger, but it was too spicy. The meat in Ireland is to DIE FOR! After that we went to the pub next door, John Kehoe's. It was pretty much insane because everyone had off the next day for St Patricks. This boy told me he liked my "jumper" (sweater), asked me why I was drinking girly beer (smithwicks), then told me i was really hot! HAH! It was adorable. Katelan thought he was creepy but I kinda liked him. We ended up getting pretty buzzed that night...it was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

The next day was St Patrick's and, although we didn't not wake up as early as we should have, we got up early and made our way to the parade. We bought some awesome feather boas on the way! We had a horrible spot to see the parade...about 5 deep in the crowd and we couldn't see anything. It was still pretty ridiculous...the parade made no sense at all and there was really nothing irish about it. When it was over, we didn't really know what to do and we were both still exhausted from the night before so we went back for a short nap. As we were getting up and finishing up getting ready the phone rings....it's the american boys from the tour! They brought a four pack to our room and we decided to go get a 15 pack for pregaming and then we had the hardest time in history ordering a pizza. Basically this is how we got stuck with them. We made our way out to Gogartys (which is where our pubcrawl started on the first night). It's pretty insane there when it's NOT st patrick's day. I got frenched by a fifty year old man while we were walking in. Katelan got molested by a man who had paitned his skin green. I told a bunch of people (mostly americans) I was from south wales and even though i spoke to them with an american accent half the night, they still believed me. I managed to get copmletely covered in guinness...it was nuts. The boys got very attached to us during this process. We decided to leave and go to John Kehoes for a bit. There, one of the americans told me he liked me and stuff and wek ind of kissed even though i wasn't feeling it really. I had to get up and pee at some point and JM followed me into the ladies and tried to make out with me on the couch. I got mad and told him I wasn't going to spend my time in Ireland making out with an American in the girls bathroom of a skeezy pub! He didn't appreciate it but he followed me back downstairs anyway...there was an adorable guitarist playing music in the stairwell! we stopped to sing with him a little, it was pretty awesome. Lately we decided to leave, but katelan was making out with an irish guy. I went back in to find her and when I did the guitarist stopped me and asked what I was doing...I don't remember much of what we talked about, or his name for that matter (mostly because it was so irish that i didn't really understand it)...but I do remember that he kissed me in the stairwell and invited us to go with him to this bar called the mezz. We met him back downstairs but the americans were getting really pissed and somehow I got stuck going back to the hotel instead of out with the dreamy irish boy. The americans also tried to molest me and katelan...it was not cool.

ANYWAY...the next day was our last day in Ireland, but we slept in because we got pretty drunk on st patricks. We got up and went to dublin castle, tried to do a little shopping, had a nice pub lunch of gammon and butter sandwiches and guinness, and then went back for our daily nap. That night we ate our Irish McDonalds, went to John Kehoe one last time, and managed to find the Mezz which was playing reggae that night...and of course my boy wasnt there. It basically sucked and katelan was feeling sick so we went back to our hotel for the last night. It was super sad. We were both really really hated life that day.

The flight home sucked too.

But now I'm here and I can't stop missing Ireland.


In other news, I'm looking at returning soon!!!!!!!!!! I hope to have yet another amazing experience, as well as find a nice irish boy to marry me so I can live there forever.


Fucking jetlag! It's daylight savings time in Dublin today! I'm so jacked up for no reason because I'm not even there....but my watch is still set on their time.

sleep!
Comments: shimmy.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Time:2:00 am.
just basically made out with the hottest Irish guy I've seen. Fuck shit ballz.
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Time:4:41 pm.
so.. I feel pretty dumb? Like...it sort of seems like the boy I can never stop thinking about never even started thinking about me....looks more like he was thinking about someone else the whole time....I wish he hadn't been pretending with me in the meantime.

Lesson learned....no checking facebook on vacation.
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Monday, March 9th, 2009

Time:10:39 am.
I pre-registered me and Katelan for the musical pub crawl on the 14th! FREAKING OUT!

We're booking our tour to Wicklow on Tuesday!!!!!!

FOUR DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe that we're leaving in FOUR days.
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Friday, March 6th, 2009

Time:10:38 am.
I might be the most pathetic person on the planet. I really miss him.
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