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Broadway meme cuz I'm bored! [Jun. 12th, 2007|07:28 pm]
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Thank you to whoever I stole this from, it was forever ago and I have completely forgotten. But thank you. :^)

Commence nerd-dom!Collapse )

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Allie
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Oops. [Jun. 11th, 2007|12:45 pm]
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So I didn't post for the ENTIRE month of May. Damn. Bad Allie, bad.

I don't even know if anyone reads these anymore, I've been so terrible at updating lately...

So let's see.

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Finished:
The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
Zlata's Diary by Zlata Filipovic and
The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America by Eric Idle.

The first two are definitely probably kids books, so I finished them relatively quickly...heh heh heh...I'm in college, really. The Eric Idle one was entertaining. He kept a tour diary when he went on tour in Canada and the US with the Greedy Bastard tour. It kinda drags at some points, but overall it's a good read.

Also, I'm currently at:
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in The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie. Yes, THAT Hugh Laurie. It's REALLY funny and entertaining and it reads really quickly. It's very good and very British.

Anyhoo, my main accomplishment recently is that, for the first time since freshman year of high school, I have gone the ENTIRE month of May without pulling my calf. Thank you, thank you. Quite the achievement, I know.

It's very weird being back home. I miss school a lot, mostly because of the freedom and the constant surrounding by friends. I mean, it's good to be back, but at the same time I've gotten so used to the college life and adapted to it so much that it just feels strange being back at what I said goodbye to so long ago. Later at night I'll wish I was living next door to someone whose room I could just go into and chill, or step into the hallway and join a group conversation.

I miss Ben a lot, too. I don't do well with long-distance, I already discovered this over winter break. I'm seeing him in slightly less than 10 days now, which doesn't seem like that long, especially compared with the number of days until, like, my birthday or something, but it feels like it's taking forever. It sucks that I can't just see him whenever I want to, like I could at school, and I'm definitely a big physical contact person. I really miss the simple feeling of his arms around me. I know, it sounds corny, but it's a hard adjustment for me. One time, I called him (he didn't pick up because he's at camp, so I know he's very often going to be busy when I call and I'll leave him a message and he'll call me later), and he called me back a couple minutes later and immediately after the initial Hellos he immediately asked "Are you okay?" I love that from a 30-second message, he could tell that I was upset. I reassured him I was okay, I was just missing him a lot... But I told him to go enjoy his Taco Bell run with his pals (it's their thang) and he could give me a call whenever later and I would text him if I went to sleep before that. He seemed a little reluctant to go, but we ended up being able to talk for a while later that night.

Sorry for the long. I'm just missing the boy. Oh, and, the boy was helping to put up a dock at the waterfront and spent seven hours in the water and got really badly sunburned, dehydrated, and hypothermia. Yeah. I was a little worried.

So anyhoo. I started work up at Barnes and Noble again. And I'm quitting. It's not nearly as fun or anything as it was last year, and I have a job at school next year, so that would take care of money, and I just feel miserable when I work the long hours by myself that I'm given. Plus maybe now I'll be able to hang out there without feeling awkward. It's quite difficult work...you wouldn't think that from working in a bookstore. I had a helper last week, though. A four-year-old girl followed me around and asked if she could help, so she helped me shelve things, which was very exciting. She was really cute. Although another girl who asked me for help who looked about twelve asked me if she was my daughter. Good God. I really do feel old.

It's really fun hanging out with all you kids again. Champps rocks my socks and mini-golfing was awesome too, as much as I didn't want to do it at first. Kacey and Andrew and I ended up having a blast and a half with it because we didn't play by the rules at all, unlike SOME people. :^) We would all go at the same time, we would throw the ball in, bowl the ball in, relay it in, race to the finish with putting...it rocked. Also, we discussed my woodchuck adventure--

I was thinking about "How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" and I started wondering what the hell a woodchuck was. So I looked it up and it's actually another name for a groundhog. So then I thought it should be "How much ground could a groundhog hog if a groundhog could hog ground?" Kacey and Andrew gave me raised eyebrows at first, but then we all got into it. Our favorite of the night was "How much crack could a crack whore whore if a crack whore could whore crack?"

I'll stop filling up your friends' page now. Yay for babbling!

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Allie
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Must...be...more...frequent... [Apr. 30th, 2007|02:09 pm]
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Hiiiiiiii!

So...it's been a while again. Drat. Although not as long as SOME people. *gives the aforeimplied people a glare*

Before I forget...
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Finished:
The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays by Moliere
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Couplehood by Paul Reiser
How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, and
The Scarlet Princess of Edo by Tsuruya Namboku IV, Sakurada Jisuke II, and Tsuuchi Genshichi

This is probably the end of my leaps and bounds of reading because How I Learned to Drive and The Scarlet Princess of Edo were both for classes and were both the last plays of the semester. Sad. Geez, Princess was SO FRIGGIN' LONG. These kabuki plays take a long time to read anyway, but this one was a hundred pages in our textbook, which is at least twice the length of the other ones we read. Also, the Moliere book I've been working on forever, and the other two are both really fast reads. I was not expecting the Mitch Albom book to be as good as it was, but I really really liked it. I highly recommend it.

So we've been a-painting! The hideous horrible ugly old mural on our floor needed to go away, so it did, and last night and tonight we're painting the new design. Steph, our house fellow, designed it and I really like it. Ben and Becca helped me get it from the itty bitty design onto the wall (long complicated story where I had to scan it onto the computer, get the projector, discover Macs don't like projectors, get Becca's computer, transfer everything, and then project it and trace it). And Lary, a girl on our floor, actually runs a garage where all they do is paint designs on the cars. So she really knows what she's doing, which is incredibly helpful, but also intimidating because she is. Lauren and Becca and a couple other girls have been helping paint and it'll only take an hour or two tonight to finish. Yay! I'm planning on making a new Facebook album soon, and I'll have to put in before and after shots of the wall.

Oh yeah, I've started rewatching some Buffy. :^) Lauren wanted me to bring back a season, so I took fourth because it's her first year in college, so it's really fun to taunt her for unrealistic dorm room size and the like. Lauren and I really enjoyed the one where her roommate turns out to be a demon.

Ben and I took a bus adventure to Panera for lunch today. Quite good, quite good. I hadn't had it since...wait...did I have it over spring break? I must've...okay. I did. Thank you for following my thought process there. So yeah, it had been a while, and Ben had never had it before (GASP), so we fixed that. We're also getting him a new backpack tonight, his old one finally died a painful death (and good riddance, he needed a new one...). But conveniently I have a coupon to the bookstore and they have backpacks there (ta da!).

Oh yeah! So there's Interest Groups within the dorm, so I'm in the Poem Cult, and they just put out the anthology. It's like Troubador, but a billion times nicer looking. I haven't gone through it to read everyone else's yet, but I put in four of mine, and I am highly amused because the two that I read for Stagewrite (Stagewright? WHY CAN'T I REMEMBER HOW TO SPELL??) are right across from each other so when you open to those pages it's Stagewrite-a-palooza.

Oh, and I got the job! I'm the Academic Mission and Vision Group Co-Chair for next year! Sadly, that means I'll be leaving for school August 12th (siiigh), and I'll also be living far far away from Chadbourne because they're completely redoing the rooms (new furniture and lighting for all), so it's anyone's guess when they'll be done...so I kinda have to move in twice. Ah well. My co-chair Laura and I will be getting training and hanging out with the other Mission Group Co-Chairs and Becca (she's the Forum Office Manager), and all the other House Fellows on campus. And they're covering our in-dorm meals and housing costs for those two weeks, so yay.

So yeah. Sorry to waste friend-page space. Good times, good times. Good luck with finals, for those of you who are taking them! We've still got two weeks of classes....cuz we're cool...

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Allie
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And I'll watch as the cold winter melts into spring... [Apr. 19th, 2007|11:41 am]
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[Current Mood |rejuvenatedrejuvenated]
[Current Music |Domine fili unigenite in my head]

I'm going to college next semester! I registered for Voice (the acting class I got into); Global Physical Environments (which is another science credit, gag); Intro to TV, Radio, and Film (which is the intro Communications class); chorus; Opera (which is a class offered by the Music department that isn't open to music majors and is about appreciating them, I believe); and Theatrical Fencing! I never thought I would get into fencing, it's one of those classes that no one can get into because it fills up the first days of registration. But the day I registered they opened four seats in each section, woohoo! :^) I definitely wasn't planning on taking Global Physical Environments, but the other science class I wanted completely filled up (Women and their Bodies in Health and Disease), so I'll just take that one later. Phooey. It sucks that we have to take four three-credit science classes... And Ben is in my Opera class and the other lecture of Global Physical Environments, yay!

Speaking of Ben, yesterday was the five-month anniversary *giggle*, so we went out to Chili's and saw Blades of Glory. I highly recommend it for anyone, even you, Leigh. :^) It's great. I love hanging out with that boy...

These last couple days have been stress-a-palooza. Everything that could have happened in a couple day period did, and some of it went wrong, and it was very long. But now it's Thursday. *breathes* I don't actually have any real classes today, map-reading was cancelled and instead of Kabuki, we're doing a Commedia Del'Arte workshop (however it's spelled), and I have chorus rehersal with the orchestra. Crazy. Ooo, and I'm seeing the preview of Urinetown tonight! Kat got tickets in her production class, so we're going. w00t!

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Allie
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Screw homework! There's posting to be done! [Apr. 16th, 2007|03:47 pm]
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So! Interesting things that have happened to your pal Allie recently...

I went home for the Theatrix show last weekend. It was fun, I miss improv a lot. There's a group here, but it meets on Sunday afternoons, which is prime homework time. Plus, it seems pointless at this point in the year. Next year, all the way. Anyhoo, when I went to the show, parents kept coming up to me and asking me why I wasn't in it this year. That made me laugh and feel good. I explained to Tommy and Mr. Rigler on Friday night that I expected to be asked to prom on Saturday. For some reason I wasn't. :^)

It was really interesting watching the hosts this year. They're sticking with having the seniors host, so it was Tommy's second time (our junior year, Mr. Rigler picked the good experienced people to host, which caused lots of drama, so even though Tommy had hosted his sophomore year, Rigler thought it was for the best to stick with just seniors when he was a junior) and Michael Joseph and Sarah Eck's first. Hmm. You have to have been a host to know how to host, I guess. They were fine and all, it was just that they would wait too long while gathering suggestions so that they couldn't hear anything and the one thing they would hear wasn't funny at all. (Example: Sarah gave Tommy the Superhero Problem of "being trapped in the bathroom" and a superhero name of "Facing Multiple Directions at the Same Time Man". Tommy of course pulled it off, but there was definitely a head-smacking moment).

Overall, very funny show. I was very proud of them and it was very cool seeing the new freshman and trying to figure out how they would develop. Improv-wise, that is. :^)

I met a French guy on the bus! I was reading my book, which is the plays by Moliere, and he leaned across the seats to ask me about it. I felt very cultured and pretended I was more so than I actually am.

So guess whose roommate pulled an all-nighter last night? It wasn't that much of a problem, she wasn't being loud and obnoxious, it was just that the light was on and she was typing, so when I would wake up randomly in the middle of the night, it took way longer to fall asleep than it usually would have.

I had an interview today for Academic Mission Group Co-Chair. It went well, methinks. They said they'll let me know by Friday in an ideal world, but most likely it would be Monday. I can handle that.

I have a meeting with my advisor in half an hour. I'm finding some really cool classes I want to take, I just want to make sure I'm on the right track, since I register (while I'm in map-reading) tomorrow.

Only in the midwest--it was snowing last week, and today there was a low of 33 and a high of 66. Right now it's bright and sunny and warm. *facepalm*

Oh, and
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Finished: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K.Rowling.
w00t!

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Allie
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Hello. [Apr. 11th, 2007|02:27 pm]
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[Current Mood |thirstywet]

For the record:

Today's date is April 11, 2007. Two (three?) weeks ago in Madison it was 70 degrees.

Today we are expected to get up to ten inches of snow.

Vunderbar.

In other news, I've been terrible at updating for 50 Book Challenge, so here we go:
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Finished:
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
Saint Narukami and the God Fudo by Tsuuchi Hanjuro, Yasuda Abun, and Nakada Mansuke (translated by James R. Brandon) (Guess what class that one's for)
The Good Woman of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht
Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix by J.K.Rowling
The Piano Lesson by August Wilson

The first, third, and fifth are all plays for my theatre lit class (which has turned out to be quite helpful in the 50 book challenge!), and granted, I'd already read HP and Piano Lesson, but they're still books and I still read them this year, so they count. *nods*

So, what else is new? I'm applying to be the Academic Mission and Vision Group Co-Chair in my dorm for next year. You get to plan events within Chadbourne that are academically related (ie study lock-ins, a spelling bee, pi day) and all that jazz, plus they give you $1200 per semester. Pretty sweet, if I do say so myself. Considering I'm the planner of my group of friends here anyway and I've even started tossing around the idea of it as a career option, I think this is a good thing...

Last night's House episode rocked my socks a lot. *fans self*

I left my shampoo and conditioner at home, which is annoying, so I've been borrowing Ella's for the moment. I'm going home again next weekend to see the Theatrix show (YAAAAY!!), so I'll just get it then, I guess.

I got a 9.5 out of 10 on my journalism exam! Woohoo! Maybe I can pull of a decent grade in the class after all!

I guess that's it...[/sporadic entry]

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Allie
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Thursday Night Live [Apr. 5th, 2007|10:39 pm]
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So break hasn't been AS boring...I've been having some fun times, mostly just with my mom. I approve.

Tonight I discovered that I think I AM Smarter Than a Fifth Grader. I was able to answer most of their questions, and I was pissed off at the lady who answered that in a triangle where two angles are each one degree, the measurement of the third angle would be one degree as well. *rubs eyes* A-buhhhh?

I finally gave in and went to Eileen's tonight...it was a little strange, being in the Friend household again. And by a little, I mean very. I almost let something slip to them, but it really wasn't all that bad. They were putting away silverware from the seder they had hosted, so I helped sort and the like. They showed some pictures of Marc and one of Shira, we chatted, I got to bring up Ben a couple times, AND I found out that Marc is going back to camp this summer. *dances a small jig* At least that will make things easier.

So yeah. Allie's Thrilling Life goes on. :^)

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Hello. I'm bored. [Apr. 4th, 2007|05:10 pm]
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[Current Mood |boredbored]

Bored bored bored bored bored.

How are you?

Having spring break when no one else has spring break is very little fun. I've been rereading HP (I want to wait till summer to start reading all of em, so I'm just reading 5 and 6 over break--I've got about 150 pages left of 5), and I went shopping with my mom today (yay for Gurnee Mills, I got a crapload of stuff for incredibly cheap), and I had a day with my dad yesterday (Kristy, I agree, Meet the Robinsons is ADORABLE), and I watched House with Kacey last night (which was awesome beyond all measure), but there'll be long periods of time where I'll just be sitting around here being bored bored bored bored bored.

Ah well. Whatchya gonna do? I could be doing some of the massive piles of homework I have, or filling out the application for a job at my dorm next year I'm interested in, but I have no motivation. *yawns widely*

Maybe I'll watch Animaniacs or something. I brought home my DVD of it. :^) Or maybe Walker Texas Ranger. I dunno. My mom bought the DVDs of the second season of 3rd Rock From The Sun, and I completely forgot how funny it is.

Moment that just happened right now that made Allie laugh:
Mom [returning from the grocery store]: Did anybody call?
Ricky [from his room]: What?
Mom [slightly louder]: Did anybody call?
Ricky: What??
Mom: DID ANYBODY CAAAAAAAALL???
Ricky: Wait, let me come to the stairs. [Leaves his room and stands at the top of the stairs.] What?
Mom: Did anybody call.
Ricky: Oh. No.

So yeah. Passover stinks. I miss bread a lot. Not being able to have it certainly limits your food options.

...Boring entry, eh? You're welcome for filling up your friend page with pointless nonsense.

Miss y'all!
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Hi, remember me? [Mar. 31st, 2007|06:06 pm]
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[Current Mood |boredbored]
[Current Music |Billy Elliot the musical]

Hello! So...it's been forever. Whoops. I would've written this last week, but I had a gajillion things due, and the week before that I was two kinds of sick! Woohoo!

So, to catch up, methinks, I went to Ben's house two weekends ago. Read more...Collapse )

Must go eat now, but I should probably post more later...

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Allie
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*runs around room in a tizzy* [Mar. 16th, 2007|09:36 am]
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[Current Mood |rushedrushed]

I am proud of myself, mostly because I managed to use the term "tizzy" in my subject heading.

Anyhoo, I'm reading plays by Moliere now. I feel smart. During freshman year in high school (weird that we have to distinguish, eh?), we saw Scapin by Moliere and it was SO FUNNY. I couldn't stop laughing. So last semester during the half-off book sale at the bookstore (one of my biggest weaknesses--second only to used book sales--I just see a used and worn out book and I'm like, "Oh, I'll be your friend!"), and I saw a book of his plays so I got it and only recently started reading it. They're all REALLY funny and incredibly poignant. My favorite part is that he wrote The School for Wives, which is all about how wives can cheat on their husbands so easily and no one cares because that's how society is, and there was this huge uproar and scandal about it, so he wrote The School for Wives Criticized, which is a bunch of characters sitting around and talking about The School for Wives. All the normal and sane characters are explaining that it actually was quite good and intended to make you laugh, and all the wildly ridiculous characters are all up in arms about it. I like Moliere.

I'm going to Ben's house this weekend. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Wish me luck!

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Allie
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