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August 18th, 2007

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i leave for school on wednesday, and as excited as i am to be back, i'm hardly ready to begin my senior year. i feel as if college flew by far too quickly for my liking, and i'm not ready to start legitimately thinking of "real life" in the "real world." i'm also not enthusiastic about any of my classes in the fall since i'm trying to finish up everything (except for MMS) -- my major, my graduation matrix, EVERYTHING, so I don't have to worry about anything academically (in terms of finishing things) in the spring. and naturally, being me, i've left the dreaded DS1 (medieval time period) class in the English department until the end, as well as one more math class and one more Spanish class.

i also haven't packed. or ordered my furniture. or ordered internet or cable. but i feel like everything will get done soon since it absolutely needs to be. but i did just switch ALL of my magazine subscriptions -- and trust me, there are far too many of those.

i am excited about having a normal full sized bed in my apartment, especially since now i get to go shopping for new linens. and since i finally have a normal sized bed at school, i can get egyptian cotton sheets. these are the simple pleasures in life, my friends.

in other news - i'm officially mentally checked out of my internship and therefore completely done emotionally with being an intern. forever. it was a good experience. i loved the responsibilities i had this summer, and working in a busy office for a huge media conglomerate at one of the most major cable networks was a better experience than i can convey, but as i need to reflect on my experience to complete various surveys, i realize that overall, working at nickelodeon -- at least in the brand marketing department -- doesn't feel like the right step for me in life. actually, i take that back: working in brand marketing at nickelodeon doesn't seem right for me. miramax's marketing department seemed far more cerebral, far more logistical and far more hands on than nickelodeon's. i feel that my department seems to oversee everything and therefore delegate responsibility accordingly. no one writes treatments for commercials or trailers -- there are other departments for that, no one sits and brainstorms how to effectively use marketing budgets and where and when advertisements should be placed -- consultants are hired for that. the marketing team at miramax knew what they were working on inside and out -- and sure, for a film company that doesn't release a ton of movies each year, that's easier than a network releasing several shows (with various episodes) each season -- though the only ones they focus on are premieres and other tentpoles and ratings drivers. but even still, i don't know if my boss sits around and watches all the episodes necessarily, yet at miramax they watch dailies from the producer when the film is in production, read the script, watch cuts, etc. like today when i saw becoming jane (miramax movie - i slaved over the copy machine making copies of the earliest promotional photo shoots last summer) and i saw the trailer for gone baby gone i actually teared up. i read the script for GBG my first day of my internship, and whenever we got dailies in, i watched those too. and the trailer was INCREDIBLE.

in any case - i think i've mentally decided that if i go straight into the business side of the industry, i want to work in film, not tv. (will i do tv? sure - but it's not my first choice). but, i think it's best for me to start off at an advertising agency or some brand/media consulting firm. i think the best way to learn the nuances of the field is to work in a company where i'll have real responsibility than to be an assistant at the film/tv studio.

enough about that, in exciting news, we're already thinking of christmas vacation, and while spending a week in the caribbean is still (and always) on the table, my dad and i really, REALLY got in the mood to spend christmas in paris. maybe even spending a few days in berlin or munich or something. amazing.

August 9th, 2007

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in fiddling around on itunes, i discovered itunes essentials "my groove" which are essentially random playlists for every type of event: french dinner party, first wedding dance, tailgate, kids nonsense songs, etc. i'm a big fan. check them out -- great playlists that i can illegally download elsewhere (come on, i'll pick and choose the best songs from each list. editing is key).

another cool thing: on the plane i was listening to the last kiss soundtrack, which is amazing and one cd i can listen to from beginning to end and it seemed to be on constant loop in the dorm first semester of junior year, and i felt compelled to rent the dvd. turns out, it's free on hbo on demand.

May 26th, 2007

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i am a complete sucker for a good summer commercial. last night while watching rubbish on television with my father, we saw a commercial for a&w root beer floats. at the same second, we turn to each other and say "i need to have one." flash forward to a couple hours ago tonight, we go completely out of our way to get the right ice cream and the right root beer to make the most satisfying root beer floats imaginable. especially since i was sitting outside and it's this perfect night -- the first of many this summer -- with "every little thing" by the low life playing on the backyard speakers, which is the perfect nighttime song. and then i watched step up, clearly.

duke lacrosse won a nailbiter against cornell, and i really think that today, as is the case in many bracket style sporting competitions, the true national championship game was today's semifinal match up. and like with everything duke lacrosse does on the field and off, i have nothing but utmost faith in them on monday. i will say, however, that it's amazing hearing your friend / study partner's name get called on ESPN2. good job bo!

my mom considers pitbull the best i've ever done. tattoo and all.

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May 5th, 2007

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myrtle tomorrow! cinco de mayo today!

my life is essentially in boxes and they get picked up in an hour or so. the available times are 2-5, but university shipping is reliable, they're my friends, and they know that i am a huge customer (shipping 4 boxes, storing 5 + futon + plastic under bed bin + plastic drawers + mini fridge). after i finish my gross lunch i need to label things, reinforce things, throw away trash so my room is less disasterous when the guys arrive.

THEN i'm going to get ready for the afternoon/night. as soon as everyone is finished with their packing/gymming/errands/whatever, we're going to go to charlie's to laugh at the open call auditions for Beauty and the Geek then start boozing for cinco de mayo. and, most important of all -- our break between Beauty and the Geek and an evening at El Rodeo with pitchers upon pitchers of margs and delicious mexican food -- drinking mint juleps and watching the Kentucky Derby. i might run over to the liquor store to buy the proper ingredients for a bootleg durham, nc mint julep.

and tomorrow marks the beginning of the most debaucherous few day period each year... beach week at myrtle. i'm ridiculously excited, especially because we are missing the nasty weather.

August 23rd, 2006

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my journey back down south begins in an hour.
have a fun rest of week, everyone!!

July 21st, 2006

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i think it's about time i become interested in a musician with curly hair. i think it's about time i move away from dirty frat boys. you know you're making interesting life decisions when sitting in your cubicle, your coordinator asks you to name a movie character you're most likely to date and you answer stiffler. (and only sort of joking).

January 6th, 2006

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ps- um, tenting? there are at least four or five registered tents already. I COULD NOT IMAGINE. the big game isn't until MARCH. MARCH. TWO MONTHS AWAY. then again, i set up tent during rush last year (and we were #21).

i am actually shivering with the thought of tenting.

July 25th, 2005

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To coincide with moving into a new dorm in a new campus, I'm re-doing my dorm room. I'm looking for a TWIN duvet cover and I can't seem to find anything worth getting. Does anyone have any good suggestions?

Thanks!

July 2nd, 2005

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I'm off to spend a week at the beach in Puerto Rico in the wee hours of tomorrow morning. I'm bringing my laptop as a portable DVD player and because my dad's is on the fritz and he needs to do some work, so I'll be reachable for the week.

Have a fun 4th of July weekend!

June 30th, 2005

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The grey ceiling on the earth
Well it's lasted for a while
Take my thoughts for what they're worth
I've been acting like a child
In your opinion, and what is that?
It's just a different point of view

What else can I do?
I said I'm sorry, yeah I'm sorry.
I said I'm sorry , but for?
If I hurt you then I hate myself
Don't want to hate myself, don't want to hurt you
Why do you chew your pain?
If you only know how much I love you, love you

I won't be your winter
I won't be anyone's excuse to cry
We can be forgiven
I will be here

Your Winter, Sister Hazel.

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