Monday, January 26, 2004


If you haven't tried the 20 question post yet, don't read this one!

A Fred da Feesh

B Tibetan Monk

C Santa Claus

D Ghetto Booty

E Zack Morris

F Main Hall

G Josh Harnett

H Eminem

I Koln, Germany

J Dr. O. Lamar Cope

K Downtown Waukesha

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Here is a list of the people I have talked to so far today (convo talked to, not just "hi":

Jeff B - told me all about the flag pole taking out the main power line
Bill B - asked if I learned to talk by clicking yet
Scott - kept telling me about bugs - ugh, got a hug :)
Dave M - general "ready to go?" questions, got a hug :)
Bill C - same as above, got a hug :)
Kathleen - woo hoo! good angel fun began with "why are you up this early?" it was 7:30, 10am is early for her
Dennis - doesn't seem to realize I'm leaving
Emily - nough said!
Tiff - work and class convo
Jonathan - yay, well it's Jonathan, actually pretty good convo for once - although I would have liked to hang out w/ him more - 1/2 hour will have to do, got a good hug at least :)
Sharon - she has class with Krystal
Jess S - french class and a certain Michigan football player and Phil and other goodies - got a hug :)
Tom - he just said "don't you leave for Africa tomorrow?"
Clasen - only on-line, but that is nice too
Elan - came in to say goodbye, got a hug :)
BC - lots of fun stuff, picnics and airplanes and such
Lupe - my yellow person :)
Pat - today's schedule, not so friendly (the schedule, not Pat)

I'm sure there will be many more as the day goes on!

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20 Questions

Ok, let's try this a 3rd time and hope the computer doesn't restart again.
Here are the 20 questions I had previously on my aim profile. Play them with a friend! Not all of them have 20 clues, but hey - I'm not perfect! The answers will be posted in a different entry.

Instruct Players that I am a Person
1. I was a Beta
2. Go back 3 spaces
3. I was a cool color
4. I dropped dead
5. I enjoyed swimming but never won a race
6. Choose a player to go back 1 space
7. Loose your turn
8. Although I spent lots of time there, I never worked at Wal-mart
9. I never put soup in my bowl
10. I was smaller than a bread box
11. I was smaller than an elephant
12. I hatched from an egg
13. My owner likes alliteration
14. Rather than a priest, a DR directed my funeral.
15. I didn’t die from drowning.
16. Take out Cal and you get me
17. Lose your turn
18. I wasn’t gold
19. I hated salt
20. Before I died, I brought many great amusement.

Instruct players that I am a person
1. I am Buddhist
2. I chant
3. I do not live in the jungle trees
4. Although often heard of, I am rarely seen
5. My leader was once a Hindu
6. I am from a specific area of Asia
7. I have Christian counterparts all over the world
8. I am male
9. Lose your turn
10. I am celibate
11. I‘ve been around more than 7 yrs
12. I am single
13. I am bigger than a bread box
14. Go back 3 spaces.

Instruct Players that I am a person
1. Although often surrounded by midgets, I do not work in a circus.
2. Some go South for the winter, I stay North.
3. I’ve never met a penguin
4. I love presents.
5. I am very old
6. I don’t need headlights
7. I used to be called Chris
8. My stockings rarely match
9. I am jolly
10. I’d make a good chimney sweep
11. I have “claws” but I won’t scratch you.
12. If my friends were German, they’d be eleven
13. People love to sit on my lap
14. One month a year I have many twins
15. I love snow
16. I fly without wings
17. Pick a player to go back 3 spaces.
18. I’m a Kringle you don’t eat
19. I only work once a year
20. My “ho”s don’t stand on corners.

Instruct players that I am a thing
1. Although my name implies it, you will never find me on a Jewish person.
2. Sir Mix-a-Lot loves me
3. I’m made of special jelly.
4. I’m mostly found in the inner city
5. I’m not worn on babies’ feet
6. Cosmo hates me
7. I’m big and round
8. People love to squeeze me
9. I’ll keep the seat toasty warm
10. I may be shaped like it, but I don’t tell time
11. White girls may shout about me but they never have me

Instruct players that I am a person
1. My best friend sounds like an owl.
2. I dreamt I was in a rock band
3. I dated a cheerleader
4. When I went to college, I bombed
5. The New guys weren’t as cool as my friends
6. I got into Yale but didn’t go
7. I lived in CA
8. Go back 1 space
9. I am fictional
10. I always picked on the principal
11. I was in the ballet “Swan Pond”
12. I am blonde
13. I am in syndication
14. One of good friends later became a stripper
15. My girl friend moved to Beverly Hills
16. I’m also known as Mark-Paul
17. Lose your turn
18. One a free guess any time.
19. It wasn’t the liberty bell that saved me.
20. In Middle School I lived in Indiana

Instruct players that I am a place
1. I am very old
2. I burned down once
3. I am constantly being remodeled
4. People do not like my 3rd layer
5. I often get snow
6. My windows have V’s.
7. I’m never Moody but I usually have one
8. There are many names a few yards from me
9. I am often hit with flying discs
10. I have a lawn and a quad with the same name
11. One free guess any time
12. I have lots of memory

Instruct players that I am a person
1. I once said I wanted to fly and later got to
2. I can be deep and brooding or sweet and sentimental
3. I am male
4. I am living
5. I have worked with Julia Stiles
6. Lose your turn
7. I have worked with Ben Affleck
8. I am not Chinese but often on screens
9. I never “Doolittle”
10. I have been to boot camp
11. I have seen Arizona
12. I am cute
13. Go forward 3 spaces
14. I’ve been in water (H2O)
15. I was in The Faculty
16. I’m from Hollywood
17. I am single
18. I am always surrounded by cameras
19. I don’t like Japanese
20. I always wind up in love triangles

Instruct players that I am a person
1. I am always Slim no matter how much I eat
2. Many people don’t like me
3. I am male
4. I divorced my wife
5. I love my daughter
6. I’m sorry Stan
7. I’ve hugged Elton John
8. I am living
9. Many people mistake me for black
10. I stand up because I’m the real one
11. I called Detroit home
12. I’m a musician
13. It’s not my Devil’s Night
14. I work with a famous Dr.
15. I sometimes talk to a Dogg
16. I tell it like it is
17. I’ve worked with Dido
18. My name is sort of an acronym
19. I’ve got a “shady” character
20. My mother sued me

Instruct players that I am a place
1. I am responsible for making people smell nice
2. I have the world’s first drive through brothel
3. I have a beautiful Cathedral
4. My citizens speak Deutsch
5. I am not a capital
6. I am a city
7. Lose your turn
8. I am bigger than an elephant
9. I do not come in a bottle
10. I have a large chocolate factory
11. I am in Europe
12. I am not in America
13. I am very old
14. My neighbors speak many different languages
15. My money is the Euro
16. Go ahead 2 spaces
17. I have streets
18. You can fly or drive to me, some even walk
19. Many tourists visit me
20. I am not in Asia

Instruct Players that I am a person
1. Lose your turn
2. I have written books
3. I am familiar with Jesus
4. I have been called a pope
5. I love riding my bike
6. I climb stairs often
7. My first name is not what many people think
8. I am male
9. I am married
10. I am living
11. I am a biblical scholar
12. I know Greek
13. I know Hebrew
14. I retired in 2003

Instruct Players that I am a place
1. Go back 3 spaces
2. Go forwards 3 spaces
3. All roads lead to me
4. I have a Gazebo
5. I have little parking
6. I have a small town feel
7. I am American
8. I had few two-way roads
9. Most of my buildings are quite old
10. My name is Indian
11. Lose your turn
12. A river runs through me
13. I have many choo choo tracks
14. I am constantly under construction
15. When you're blue you can go to me

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Killing Time

Hello All! Since I am sitting in the library computer lab waiting for Emily to come back from class and start working so I can make faces at her - I am going to up date my journal. I don't know when I'll get to update after today so I think I will just ramble for awhile to give you all plenty to read.
But for simplicity's sake, I guess I can split the rambling up into different entries!

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Emily said so

Emily said I have to update, and as I am sitting here still trying to finish these cds - this is all I got for now.
Quizilla results:
lip kiss
kiss on the lips - you're sweet and simple but
quite daring. you move for the kill confidently
knowing the other person wants the same thing.

What Sign of Affection Are You?
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but Emily says it's right on!

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Sunday, January 11, 2004

Gotta Get Broom Off Roof

an event that could only happen here!

One time when we were little; ok, not so little; ok it was Yesterday!
Wendy and I decided Nathan couldn't come all the way to Wisconsin and not play roof volleyball. However, it was the middle of a long period of lake effect snow which had accumulated quite a bit, including on the roof. The cold temperatures also contributed to our problems by making the balls a bit flat, but we decided to try anyway.

First serve that makes it on the roof, goes right over the side - great, we can play!
Second serve on roof, oops! ball stuck. So we get out the broom with the nice telescoping handle and manage to get it on the roof so that the broom is behind the ball and the handle is hanging off the end of the roof. Luckily, Nathan has a nice vertical jump and is able to grab the handle, bringing broom and ball off roof.

Third serve on roof, (yes, there was a third, but not a fourth) ball got stuck higher up. So we tried our first method. Well, the broom got on the roof again, but this time so did the handle!
Problem, it's winter, it's snowing, there's too much snow on the ground to put a ladder there, not to mention the ladder's put away. Time for drastic measures (that's Daddy's brand new telescoping handle on the roof!) gotta get broom off roof.

Now, once upon a time we used to crawl out my bathroom window to go on the roof. So I went up to the bathroom to discover, since then, the window's been replaced, it's now about 6" narrower and quite a bit smaller than before - it was already a tight squeeze back then. So I went window hunting. Wendy had a new window too, bigger though so promising. The screen doesn't come off... next stop, Katrina's room. One look at the windows, uh nope. Back to square one. Okay, If I wiggle enough, I might fit through, gotta get broom off roof.

I took down the curtain rod, took off the screen and opened the window only to discover that when the pane is cranked open, it moves towards the middle, making the window even smaller, great :\ gotta get broom off roof.

I cranked the window back a bit so it wasn't open all the way but then wasn't in the middle of the space either. Somehow, in my big poofy jacket, I stepped from the counter top, through the window, onto the roof. Then it was time to grab hold of the house as tight as possible, one broken leg = no Africa. I quickly gave up on walking and sat down, slowly pushing myself towards the front. (My bathroom window is towards the back of the house on the side, the broom was on the front of the other side.) gotta get broom off roof.

I got to the front and crawled, on my hands and knees as close to the house as I could, until I got to the spot above the broom and ball. Then I went back to sitting and scooted to the objects, scooped them up and launched them off the roof down to Nathan and Wendy. Then I had to begin the trip back. Crawled back to the window and then, the most dangerous part, jumping from the roof into the bathroom, onto the smooth floor, shoes covered in snow. Just as I feared, sliiiip sliiide into toilet, ow! But I am ok! And the broom is off the roof! And I had an adventure!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2004


I am at the museum right now with Nathan and Wendy. This is in the Discovery World. We just saw an Imax film on Beavers! It was way cool. I want a pet beaver; they are uber cute! I think we should get one and drain the swimming pool and refill it with fresh water and then the beaver can live in it! What fun! My favorite part of the film was when the beaver went looking for a mate and found a skunk. The beaver took one look at the skunk, said "un uh" in its cute little beaver voice and then ran the other way. I like beavers.

We looked at maps and found Cudahy and Weeping Waters (Nathan's town) and even Steele-Swarthout! Yup, we could zoom in that far on the map. I was like, "hey, it's circle drive!"

We also saw How to Dig a Hole through the Center of the Earth and the clay-mation dinosaur movies. The Howler monkey in the rainforest didn't howl at me, but there are new moving creatures where the front desk used to be. We played the caterpillar game and I won; I became a butterfly and had baby butterflies first!

Wendy is now inserting my credit card into some weird machine, so I better go.

Good-bye all, from the Museum!

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Monday, January 5, 2004

The List

Yup, I did it. Shocked? Caitlin and Em, let me know who I'm missing ;)


Mikey's friend



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Sunday, January 4, 2004

The Presents

As promised, here's a list of the presents to go with the labels. See if you can match them up!

A Metallica Calender
A small wooden box filled with pennies
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies book
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles board-game
A large/tall orange polo shirt
A mini ice cube tray for the freezer in the spa room
Ink cartridges, black and color
Cabaret on DVD
A baby-doll Metallica t-shirt
Kentucky Bourbon
The Magic School Bus dinosaur book
A blue spring shirt
A pair of tan corduroy pants, size 5
A lawyer calender
A frying pan
A stuffed, really soft, lion
A Robe
A book on Africa
A plaid mini-skirt, a long sleeve black shirt w/ patches and snaps, and socks that say 'rebel' and glow-in-the dark
An address book and refill pages
A roll of wrapping paper, pink w/ shoes on it

Ok, I'll help you out, I don't remember what these were so that narrows down your choices! :)

To: Mommy Crazy
From: The Youngest (gonna be taller than you some day)
To Mommy, from Katrina

To: The newly skinny Daddy
From: The youngest skinny
To Daddy, From Katrina

To: Tim
From: Two Righties
To Daddy, from Auntie Jamie and Uncle Jim

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Saturday, January 3, 2004

End of Year Survey

Mel said in her journal that everyone should do the end of the year survey thingy, so I figured, ehh why not. I took it from Lupe's journal though since it was easier to get.

The Year in Review...

1. What did you do in 2003 that you'd never done before?
Went to Philadelphia, cool city - would've liked to stay longer than 8 hours, and will not take Greyhound again.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't do resolutions, why should I only try to be better on one day of the year, I always have goals

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not close to me, people I knew, yes, but that's different.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Same answer as last... sometimes I think I've been to too many funerals for my age

5. What countries did you visit?
Oh just this one last year, hehe that will certainly not be the case by the end of 04.

6. What would you like to have in 2004 that you lacked in 2003?

7. What date from 2003 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
There are many big things, but I'm awful with dates, so no actual dates I remember.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
The whole year? wow, that's tough, probably finishing my capstone, getting into the Peace Corps, giving up on stupid llamas

9. What was your biggest failure?
Letting him do that to me - nough said

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Well, let's see, I had plenty of complications from having my wisdom teeth out, does that count?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My uber-cute shoes, even if I did buy them right at the end of the year, they if I could just keep them tied - or my adorable Betty Boop undergarments with the cute stockings with the seams up the back.
The best thing I spent money on though, the Gates of Hell project.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Emily for sure, there are others, occasionally, but she wins for being consistent (something guys should learn about)

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Do not even get me started again, this list is way longer than it ought to be.

14. Where did most of your money go?
good question, probably clothes and food

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to Philadelphia, working at the Phy plant again, seeing Metallica, talking to Walt 'Baby' Love

16. What song will always remind you of 2003?
Well I'll agree with Lupe on the anything 50 Cent, although it does not make me very happy. I think also Get Low will, that song is still stuck in my head.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? that's a tough one, cuz I am not happy now, but I guess happier than last year since last year at this time really really sucked
ii. thinner or fatter? thinner
iii. richer or poorer? richer, I guess.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
nothing, not more nothing, there is nothing I wish I'd done more of

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Less freaking

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
We spent it at Grandma and Grandpa's, just as usual :)

22. Did you fall in love in 2003?
No, I spent 2003 trying to get over that from 2002

23. How many one-night stands?
Ha! That depends on what you consider a one-night stand, 1 for sure, however you count it, too many.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
TV? what's TV? The 2 shows I actually watched were The Bachelor (not always by choice) and SportsCenter

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I don't hate people, oh wait, yes I do, yeah, you can't hate people you don't know so I guess I do have 1.

26. What was the best book you read?
The Da Vinci Code, although I liked Angels and Demons better, but that wasn't in 2003.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Jewel, Alanis and Christina, weird hey, I never thought I'd like any of their stuff, much less own it.

28. What did you want and get?
If I want it bad enough, I get it so this list cld be pretty long. Big ones:
A poster of The Gates of Hell (can't buy it? make it!)
My uber-cute new shoes
Revolver (for x-mas, thanks Mommy)
4 other Beatles' cds, and many other cds
hee hee, oh let's see, there was the Civil war class thing, the Dr house thing and the Dunbar thing and..yeah, you get the picture
To work at the phy plant again

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
I don't think I saw anything that was really that good this year, it seemed like a sucky year for movies - although Radio was pretty good. Oh wait! Pirates! How could I forget Pirates! And I just remembered, Life of David Gale was 2003 too, I liked that a lot.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 22 (wait, I am) and we went to Chili's - and Jonathan actually came! And we played telephone and he started it with "Jesse Gant has a huge penis" and poor Adam had to tell Jesse and Jesse had to tell Emily (who he supposedly had a crush on), it was a riot! But then we went home and Jonathan came to tuck me in, and I made him very very mad :(

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Grrrr..... not having lies and lines and all that bullshit fed to me.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2003?

34. What kept you sane?
what? or who? what is always my stereo and my music. who would be Em and Kathleen and Lupe and Caitlin

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Gotta love Em!

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
none, I pay attention, but I don't get worked up over it.

37. Who did you miss?
Cailtin, Grandpa, myself

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Pat and Dave (I'm awful at picking just one)

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2003:
Right now, I don't think I learned much life-lesson wise, I don't like that

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"As we go on, we remember all the times we had together, and as our lives change, come whatever we will still be friends forever" - I know it's old, and overplayed and a big cliché, but it seems to really hit home at the end of 03 - probably because I'm leaving.
As for actually summing up the year, Jurassic 5 Thin Line, "Should women and men be friends first?
And then slip? My pen drips as I scribble my thoughts on thin strips of devotion", ah here, just check it all:

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