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ok [Wednesday
Jul 8th, 09 at 11:52am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Alright. thought I'd stop in for a min.

I'm not using live journal anymore. I have a new blog over on blogspot.
It's mostly going to be about Etsy and some Japanese fashion stuff and a little about me. I just started so please follow me if you can!

Also, here's my latest project! Selling stuff on Etsy! I'd love if you came to check my stuff out!




new lj for mem [Sunday
Sep 28th, 08 at 9:59pm]
hey guys, I know I havent posted forever,

i just started up a new lj, my username is pinksphider.

Please add me!

Oct 15th, 07 at 1:36pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

These days I've been thinking a lot about myself, and who I am. Mostly because I've been getting a lot of feed back from other people. And all good feedback. A lot of people (i've recently noticed) have quite a bit of respect for me, and almost have me as a role model.
So it's made me stop and think about myself. And the one thing that's standing out to me right now is how confident people say I am. That I'm great talking in front of a group, that I'm smart and bold. And I think about this, and I'm not sure if it's entirly true. I don't find myself to be that confident. Sure, I am with some things, or, at least I try to make it look that way, but there are some things I'm so shy about. I feel like I'm giving people a false impression of what/who I am. Am I leading people on.

Gah, I don't know, this is all kinda confusing and just a garble of words that are being spewed onto this webpage to make me feel better.

Didn't really help all that much actually

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An excerpt from The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon [Monday
Oct 8th, 07 at 10:08am]
An excerpt from The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon

It is important that a lover should know how to make his departure. To begin with, he ought not to be too ready to get up, but should require a little coaxing: "Come, it is past daybreak. You don't want to be found here..." and so on. One likes him, too, to behave in such a way that one is sure he is unhappy at going and would stay longer if he possibly could. He should not pull on his trousers the moment he is up, but should first of all come close to one's ear and in a whisper finish off whatever was left half-said in the course of the night. But though he may in reality at these moments be doing nothing at all, it will not be amiss that he should appear to be buckling his belt. Then he should raise the shutters, and both lovers should go out together at the double doors, while he tells her how much he dreads the day that is before him and longs for the approach of night. Then, after he has slipped away, she can stand gazing after him, with charming recollections of those last moments.

I'm reading the pillow book for a paper I'm writing, and I found this part particularly interesting (and true)

Writer's Block: (like juggling chainsaws) [Friday
Sep 21st, 07 at 10:05am]
What is one crazy thing you would like to learn to do?

Mind reading, for sure!

Just for fun! [Wednesday
Sep 19th, 07 at 2:07pm]
o1. Do you have a tattoo?
o2. How old are you?
o3. Are you single or taken?
o4. Eat with your hands or utensils?
o5. What were you doing last time you daydreamed?
o6. Ever seen a corpse?
o7. Fall Out Boy or Lesley Garrett?
o8. How did we meet on LJ?
o9. Whats your philosophy on life and death?
1o. If you could do anything with me, and have no one know, what would it be?
11. Do you trust the police?
12. Do you like Country music?
13. What is your fondest memory of fandom?
14. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
15. Would you cheat?
16. What do you wear to sleep?
17. Have you ever peed in a pool?
18. Would you hide evidence for me if I asked you to?
19. If I appeared on your doorstep, unexpected, what would we do together?
20. Which do you prefer - short or long hair?
21. Do you sing in the shower?
22. What's your favourite fruit?
23. If you could bring back anyone that has passed, who would it be?
24. Tell me one interesting/odd fact about you?
25. What was your first impression of me?
26. Have you ever done drugs?
27. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?

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Sep 19th, 07 at 1:55pm]
[ mood | working ]

Aaaarrrrr! Avast ye scurvy dogs! Today be the legendary talk like a pirate day. So, comment in piratese (?) Or I'll be forcing ye to walk the plank! And you'll fall in with those worthless land lubbers in davey Jone's locker!!

And on that note...I'm having a generally good day. Nothing to really complain about. Yay!


Here I go again [Thursday
Sep 13th, 07 at 10:15pm]
[ mood | confused ]

Well, I got the phone call today, I've been accepted as a teacher with the NOVA program in Japan. I'll be heading back in May. You may wonder "why is she not bouncing off the walls with joy?" I wish I knew myself...I really am not all that excited about it.
It's probably partly because it's so far away, partly because my mom totally ruined the high that I was on after I got the call, and partly because...I don't want to leave.

Yah, I know. All I've been saying for the past year is "I can't wait to get out of here" " I miss Japan" etc...

But...I a little sad already when I think about all the new friends I have here, and the friendships that I put so much time into. I'm going to miss everyone.

I'm so used to seeing people leave here, I've gotten used to that...but this time it will be me leaving. I don't know right now. I'm kind of doubting myself, and that's not something I usually do. Which makes me nervous.


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Concert Rules [Sunday
Sep 9th, 07 at 10:30am]
[ mood | happy ]

Ok, I went to a concert last night (Billy Talent) It was a great concert. Really fun! But...some people need to learn the un-written rules of concert going. And to help them...I...being someone who has been to countless concerts... shall write the rules.

1. If the concert is general admission and you manage to get to the front, people will be pushing and shoving. If you can't handle that, or you're going to complain about it the whole time, you might be better off sitting in the stands. Also, if you're like..4 foot nothing in height, it would probably be healthier for you to be in the stands...and then people around you wouldn't have to worry about you.

2. If you're a chick with long hair, put in up in a pony tail. No one wants your hair sticking to their sweaty bodies, and I'm sure you don't want people's sweat in your hair. But don't put it in a high pony tail. Then it just hits people in the face.

3. If it's your first time at a concert, I suggest you...hang to the back a bit, unless you're sure you can handle the pushing and shoving and moshing and crowd surfing. No one likes to be standing next to someone who's wriggling back and fourth trying to make their own personal space. It's just not gonna happen.

4. Don't bother trying to push you're way to the front if you showed up late. It just pisses off the people who waited in line to get a good show.

5. Crowd Surfing...now, I don't mind some crowd surfing. It's all part of a good concert...BUT! DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST SONG!! One of the most annoying things ever at concerts is being in the front row area...the last song comes on...then EVERYONE decides that it's time to try crowd surfing. The people at the front don't get a chance to even look at the band! There should be a no 'crowd surfing during the last song' rule.

6. Another crowd surfing rule...but not to the crowd surfers. If you're in the crowd and you see a crowd surfer coming DON'T DUCK DOWN!! God, that just makes it even harder for the people who are trying to keep that jerk up in the air! Besides, if everyone else around you ducks, chances are...that jerk is gonna fall on your head, and that fucking hurts!

7. Sometimes you just can't get a general admission ticket and you're stuck in the stands. It's a rock concert, freaking stand up! It's not an opera, or theater!! If you don't stand up, and the people in front of you do, tough luck. Looks like they're at the show to have fun and enjoy the show and you're not...and you can't see.

8. Remember...everyone is there to have fun and enjoy the show. Don't be an ass. Don't start shit with people.

That's all I can think of for now. If I come up with more, I'll edit this post.

Can you tell a few things at a few concerts have annoyed me before? lol

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Just the other day.. [Tuesday
Aug 28th, 07 at 3:18pm]
[ mood | content ]

I met this guy in my building while waiting for the elevator. He struck up a conversation. Turns out we're both students going to SMU. I mentioned I was going into my 4th year and he said " I would be graduated by now, but I screwed up a couple times" I said "Yah, I did the same in my first year" He said "It's ok if you're parents are nice, I had to beg mine to give me another chance"

I just stared at him and said "oh...my parents don't pay for my school"

It drives me crazy that some people have such an easy ride through university. No, I don't want people to feel bad for me, or say things like "oh, it sucks that you have to work 2 jobs etc" I just wish that people who have it easy wouldn't take it for granted. I would LOVE to have a year off of work and be able to focus only on my studying. I'm so envious of those people who don't work, their parents pay for their school, rent and spending money.

And now...I have to go to work. Hahaha.


...8 Months Later [Monday
Aug 27th, 07 at 4:42pm]
I last posted to my lj 8 months ago, and I've just decided to start it back up again. I don't know if anyone will still read it. Chances are everyone I knew on here removed me from their list after such a long time away. That's alright. This isn't about them anyway.

I decided to start this up again for one main reason. I'm going into my 4th (and final) year at university, I'm going to have 2 jobs, plus the society to worry about. In other words, this is going to be just about the busiest year of my life (so far). So, why on earth am I starting up my lj again now? With only... *counts* ...9 days left until school starts up again? Well, I think this is going to be a stressful year for me, with all the new responsibilities I'll have. So, I'm going to use this journal to vent, yes vent. I've decided that I'm going to avoid complaining (as much as possible) about things in my life to my friends and associates, be them online, or face to face. This journal will help with that.
At least this way people can
1. Delete me if they don't want to read my stuff anymore, or
2. Scroll down if they're just not in the mood that day.

As with every new school year I (and I'm sure many many other people) make the promise (resolution) to themselves that "this year will be different", "I'll study harder this year" " I won't party so much" "I'll be more organized" "I'll save money" and so on and so on.
This year, I mean it.(I know I say that every year too) This will (most likely) be my last university year ever. I need to make it count. I've decided lack of organization and lack of motivation are my 2 main problems in my life(not just my school life). I've taken the necessary steps (so far) to try to improve on this for the coming academic year.

So, here's hoping that this year is better. Here's hoping that everything that needs to get done, gets done. And here's hoping that I won't crumble under the pressure.
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An update from Stacy!! [Sunday
Dec 24th, 06 at 11:55pm]
[ mood | crazy ]

Christmas eve.

My birthday was great! I had a lot of fun!! Thanks to everyone who came and hung out!!

On another note.....I met a great guy...what will happen? Bah Bah Buhhhh

I dunno...only the future will tell!!

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Dec 14th, 06 at 11:37am]
News years mem stolen from danby_ll

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meh [Thursday
Dec 7th, 06 at 12:35pm]
So...lets see...how are things right now?

2 exams left
party on the 15th
party on the 16th
work work work
totally broke
no Christmas shopping done
No plans for New Years
dredding going home for Christmas
getting annoyed with "friend with benifits"

Uhh, I guess that's about all. I could eleborate on any one of those things listed...but...I won't...unless someone wants me to.

Also, I'm sorry I haven't been posting comments on your people journals! I've been busy and my computer was in the shop for awhile. I'll try to do better!
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Laura...you're my hero. [Friday
Nov 17th, 06 at 12:02am]
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fun! do it! [Wednesday
Nov 15th, 06 at 5:36pm]
Stolen from Laura

So how well do you think you know me? I'm pretty close to alot of you so lets see how close you are to me! And you get a grade. Ooo.
Comment are screened! I'll reply with your score.

(2 Points) My name:
(1 Point) My last name:
(5 Points) Take a stab at my middle name:
(3 Points) Who was my first celeb-crush:
(2 Points) Do I have any children:
(2 Points) How old are they:
(2 Points) What work do I do:
(3 Points) What am I afraid of:
(2 Points) Do I smoke:
(3 Points) Do I drink:
(2 Points) Do I have any siblings:
(2 Points) How many:
(1 Point) Do I like 'em:
(4 Points) What's one of my favorite things to do:
(2 Points) How many tattoos do I have:
(3 Points) What's my favorite type of music:
(4 Points) Am I shy or outgoing:
(3 Points) Am I a rebel or do I follow the rules:
(2 Points) What’s my favorite colour:
(3 Points) Name something I hate:
(4 Points) Name a talent I have:
(4 Points) What kind of shoes do I wear:
(4 Points) Do I have any pets:
(2 Points) Who am I dating right now:
(5 Points) What did I study in university:
(5 Points) What is the colour of my room:
(5 Points) What is my worst habit:
(5 Points on creativeness) If I were stranded on a desert island, what would I bring:
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Nov 15th, 06 at 5:26pm]
[ mood | creative ]

Oi, bored today. No class this morning. I might not go to class tonight. I haven't decided yet. I might head up to the new skate park and hang out there for awhile. It looks freaking awesome. I went to the only store in the city that sells aggressive roller blades today and they only have 2 pairs left. The biggest size is like...one cm too small. So I might have to wait on getting a pair. I guess I can survive on my street blades for awhile longer. Winter is coming.

I just want to add, that there's not much thats more depressing than lying in bed alone after unsatisfying sex while the guy you just had it with left to go have a smoke and get something to eat. XD

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Nov 10th, 06 at 12:23am]
[ mood | cranky ]

How many have you done?

1) smoked weed or cigs
2) consumed alcohol
3) slept in the same bed with someone of the opposite sex
4) slept in the same bed with someone of the same sex
5) made out with someone of the opposite sex
6) made out with someone of the same sex
7) had someone in your room of the opposite sex
8) watched porn
9) bought porn
10) done drugs

11) taken pain killer
12) taken someone elses prescription medicine
13) lied to your parents
14) lied to a friend
15) snuck out of the house
16) done something illegal
17) cut yourself
18) hurt someone
19) wished someone to die
20) seen someone die

21) missed curfew
22) stayed out all night
23) eaten a carton of ice cream by yourself
24) been to a therapist
25) been to rehab
26) dyed your hair
27) recieved a ticket
28) been in a wreck
29) been to a club
30) been to a bar

31) been to a wild party
32) seen the Mardi Gras
34) had a spring break in Florida
35) sniffed anything
36) wore black nail polish
37) wore arm bands
38) wore t-shirts with band names
39) listened to rap
40) own a 50 cent cd

41) dressed gothic
42) dressed prep
43) dressed punk
44) dressed grunge
45) stole something
46) been too drunk to remember anything
47) blacked out
48) fainted
49) had a crush on your neighbor
50) had someone sneak into your room

51) snuck into someone else's room
52) had a crush on someone of the same sex
53) been to a concert
54) dry humped someone
55) been called a slut
56) called someone a slut
57) installed speakers in your car
58) broke a mirror
59) showered at someone of the opposites sex's house
60) brushed your teeth with someone elses toothbrush

61) consider ludacris your favorite rapper
62) seen an R rated movie in theaters
63) cruised the mall
64) skipped school
65) had an eating disorder
66) had an injury
67) gone to court
68) walked out of a resteraunt without paying
69) caught something on fire
70) lied about your age

71) owned an apartment
72) cheated on your boyfriend/girlfriend
73) been cheated on
74) got in trouble with the police
75) talked to a stranger
76) hugged a stranger
77) kissed a stranger
78) rode in the car with a stranger
79) been sexually harrassed
80) been verbally harrassed

81) met face to face with someone you met online
82) stayed online for 12 hours straight
83) talked on the phone for more than 6 hours straight
84) watched tv for 12 hours straight
85) been to a fair
86) been called a bad influence
87) cursed
88) prank called someone
89) laid in the bed with someone of the opposite sex
90) cheated on a test

91) cheated on homework.
92) recieved/given a handjob.
93) been pushed into a pool.
94) played pool.
95) watched 5 hours of mtv straight.
96) had a crush on someone 10 years older than you
97) had a crush on someone younger than you
98) wear eyeliner
99) skinny dipped
100) laughed at someone who was seriously hurt


10-20= goodie good
21-30= a little rebelious
31-40= getting hot baby
41-50= rebel
51-60= total bad girl/boy
61-70= bitch/asshole
71-80= cant believe you made it this far
81-90= fucking bad ass
91-100= see u in hell


Another entry from me. [Wednesday
Nov 8th, 06 at 9:12pm]
[ mood | creative ]

I figured it was time to update with some photos. Under the link are 2 pictures from Halloween and a few pictures from a road trip that I took with some friends. Enjoy!

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Dir en Grey! What are you doing to me!? [Wednesday
Nov 8th, 06 at 8:51pm]
[ mood | crazy ]

Ok, so all plans to go to England for spring break...cancelled! Dir en Grey is playing a concert in Toronto in February. At least, that was the word this morning. Tonight WARCON has taken the Dir en Grey tour off their list. I'm not sure what's going on. But, if all goes at planned Tickets go on sale on the 16th (please correct me if I'm wrong) it's only like 30$. So, I'll fly to Toronto on the night of the 8th, concert on the 9th. Shopping on the 10th and back home on sunday the 11th. I don't even need to miss any classes! Yay! *crosses fingers*

WARCON! Please put those dates back up! You're scaring me!!

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