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(no subject) [Aug. 15th, 2005|12:29 pm]
Guatemala is amazing but I'm missing you all like crazy! Reading about people leaving for school almost made me cry right here in the internet cafe. I know you're all going to have amazing first semesters - keep me posted! Lots of love!!!
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(no subject) [Jun. 6th, 2005|09:20 pm]
[mood |ecstaticecstatic]

Update on last entry:
I have made a decision! I'm going to Guatemala for at least 3 months (Guatemala II scenario from last post)! I *think* I'm leaving July 24th to do 2 weeks of Spanish immersion in Antigua followed by 3 months of volunteering in an orphanage in Guatemala City and then travelling, potentially for more than a month, which would be amazing! I'm so so so excited and I can't wait to start packing and everything! AHHHHHHH! :D I think Sara might come visit me in Guate for a bit, so that'll be cool.

Between now and July 24th I think I'm gonna try to head up to G-ville for a few days...probably Fri 7/8-Mon 7/11...if anyone would like to join me, you're more than welcome, although you may need to find your own accomidations...ask me if you're actually interested and I'll see what I can do...

I could really go for a brownie right now...
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Ah, summer... [Jun. 5th, 2005|10:43 pm]
[mood |awakeawake]
[music |Eagles]

Summer has been pretty chill so far...lots of TV and reading and going out to dinner...but also lots and lots of gap year stuff - soooo much plannning. I'm really getting down to decisions it down to one organization, now I'm just deciding on where. The options:
-Peru I: 2 weeks Spanish immersion (don't know where yet) then 4 weeks in Ayacucho then 12 weeks in Lima (or 8 weeks Ayacucho, 8 Lima; or 12 weeks Ayacucho, 4 Lima) then 2 weeks travel
-Peru II: 2-4 weeks Spanish Immersion then 12 weeks in Lima then 2 weeks travel
-Guatemala I: 2 weeks Spanish immersion in Antigua then 12 weeks in Guatemala City then 4 weeks in Cartago, Costa Rica then optional 2 weeks travel in Central America
-Guatemala II: 2-4 weeks Spanish immersion in Antigua then 12 weeks in Guatemala City then 2 weeks travel

What's not specified as Spanish immersion or travel is volunteering in an orphanage.

Anyone have any suggestions? I'm not sure how I'm going to choose...
Those options pretty much bring me through December 15th (leaving sometime between July 24th and August 21st), so I should be coming home around when everyone comes home from school. That means my plane ticket to anywhere in the US will be used after winter break, giving me many options of where to go...hmmm...

Starting work tomorrow - student trainer for STAR...should be somewhat fun and I'm getting paid for what really should be a volunteer position, so...

When is everyone getting back from Europe?? I need Sarah and Jill and Toby back...
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cause these are the moments, these are the times... [May. 26th, 2005|09:41 pm]
[mood |fullfull]
[music |Our Lives - The Calling]

i don't know what to think of all this. i haven't updated because i really haven't been able to figure out how to describe what i'm feeling.

it's weird. i've been telling everyone when they ask that i'm going to AU, but it's just an automatic response because i have no desire to go into the details. when i hear myself saying it, it scares me a i've accepted that i'm going there but not really. to be honest, i don't want to. since i've sent in my stuff and started telling people that's where i'm going, i've realized that i'm not comfortable with it at all. perhaps that will change, but i'm almost feeling better about UF than i am about AU.

graduation was rather anticlimactic due to the lack of a senior video showing. like most people i've talked to, i was too focused on where i was looking and remembering to shake largo's hand when i was up there to pay attention to what he was saying, so i have no idea what he said about me. sucks. it's still surreal. when i think about leaving some of these people, i really get choked up. i also wonder if i'll ever spend time with them again. when sara comes home, she hangs out with her same group of high school friends, but i don't know if i see myself doing the same. it definitely sucks that some of them are going away for most of the summer because i would hang out with them for the next few months if i's coming back after a semester or a year that i worry about - i'm not really close to most of them as it is...who knows...we'll see.

the last few weeks have been awesome - cobalt and senior day and partying and breakfasts and graduation and post-grad and grad parties and going out...but it seems that after this weekend things will die down a lot - grad parties will be done and most of my friends are gone for a while. i guess it's time to do some serious planning and stuff and possibly get a job/start volunteering a lot...

i want to head up to gville for a weekend or something between now and when i leave, and i kinda want to go to distey with the sstp kids, but i dunno if that'll work out. it's difficult to plan things like that since i have no idea when i'll be leaving. i also have that anywhere-in-the-US plane ticket that i need to decide how to use. i don't know who i'll want to visit. i feel like the most important thing when i get back will be for me to ba able to talk to someone who is completely down-to-earth, so i'm thinking boston would be the best place to go...unless i'm not coming back till like december, in which case i'll have sara home (i hope) to talk to, and then the ticket will be for early spring, so it doesn't matter too much where i go. nyc? ithaca? new haven? dc? or i could head somewhere totally randome, just for the hell of it...i could go skiing or something :) but i don't think i'll have the $$ to do that...

i kinda want to do something crazy while i'm abroad...go skydiving or bungee jumping or something. i may never get another chance...hmmmmmm i'll have to do some research...

i made a c/o '05 mix CD, so if you're interested, let me know and i'll see about getting you a copy...
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less than 12 hours. [May. 20th, 2005|08:22 am]
[mood |shockedin shock.]

is it even possible that we gradutae today?? it feels completely surreal and every time i think about it i feel sick to my stomach. i am going to miss you all so much!

this year was:
- a lot more fundraising
- the most difficult classes i've taken yet
- building the midnight maze
- missing the cap and gown pic to visit cornell
- the 2nd annual PV homecoming (ha)
- working at the polls (twice) and a lot of FA conference calls
- 12 college applications
- moving...again
- more absences than i can count
- wednesday afternoon bio labs
- my last year of congres
- trips to gville
- afternoons chatting with mrs. bronson
- FHS valentine flower sale and the sam arden-ross demike exchange
- the B&J vermonster contest
- senior skip day bbq at siesta
- mme karr doing the "charleston" and telling us we're going to fail the AP
- being late for bio...a lot
- getting yelled at by schleif every day (well, the days i was in class, anyway)
- a whole lot of bagels and school cookies
- my first taste of school nachos
- parties at kenleys
- a shitload of breakfasts at first watch
- 6 more college visits
- a really big decision
- dinner like 3 times a week at caragiulos
- remedial physics
- a ridonkulous grad nite
- the best cobalt night ever: "boo boo is the biggest" and kenley doing front rolls down the hall in his boxers
- oversleeping and missing the senior typical of me
- slip n slide on senior day
- the last time (as students) we'll hear one of Largo's corny speeches that we all love so much
- the last day i'll get my car dusty in that damn parking lot
- a lot of good times with a lot of awesome people
- saying goodbye to the community that has been my life for the past 11 years
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The South v. North Cookoff...PV's Civil War [May. 15th, 2005|04:51 pm]
[mood |exhaustedexhausted]

I'm gonna try the picture thing again...

Saturday NightCollapse )
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(no subject) [May. 12th, 2005|07:12 pm]
[mood |bouncybouncy]
[music |ataris]

5 more days of school. i don't even know what to say. it's so crazy and so cool and so sad and so exciting and so depressing. senior day is tomorrow and it's going to kick ass, but it's out LAST friday at PV!! i have so many things i need to take care of...especially writing thank yous to teachers and such...but all i want to do is party and enjoy our last week.

i also got a nice 2 minute message on the answering machine, and although it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things, it was a good ego boost :) cool to know.

lastly, caragiulos is my new home. they're gonna start charging rent.
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"I'm not gonna lie...this shit is bananas...B-A-N-A-N-A-S" (and then Kenley gets drenched.) [May. 9th, 2005|11:17 pm]
Cobalt was awesome and the hotel party was even better. I love all of my friends (and their friends...hehe) for making the night so much fun - this was quite possibly the best event of the year so far...and there's only 11 days left till graduation!  That's so crazy. 11 days.

Cobalt Pics...Collapse )
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(no subject) [Apr. 30th, 2005|01:10 am]
I have finally made a decision, and I am super excited about it. I'm taking a gap year to volunteer abroad, travel, and work next year. 'm deferring my enrollment at American University, and I may or may not actually go there, because I really have no idea how this gap year will change my perspective on colleges and life. It's rather ironic that of all the people in our class, I am the one who has probably been planning college the longest, and I am also the one (well, one of two) who chooses to put it off for a year.

I can't wait to get plans together, at least for the first half or my year. I'm so glad I didn't let myself take the easy road on this one - the next year is going to be incredible, and I almost gave it up out of frustration. Thanks to everyone who helped me figure out what is right for me :)

Grad Night tonight should be awesome! I love Disney, and I can't wait to spend the entire night with my class <3
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West Wing, College, and God... [Apr. 20th, 2005|06:40 pm]
[mood |pensivepensive]
[music |Dispatch]

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