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Monday, November 3rd, 2008
10:09 pm
It's been just shy of two months. Wow.

Tomorrow is election day. Having lived out of state for four years, one of which was 2004, I have never used a voting machine. And I don't know how. And I am nervous. Because I have no idea how to use it.

I predict that I will make a fool of myself. It's pretty much inevitable. :(

current mood: blank

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Sunday, September 7th, 2008
10:57 pm - i just don't know what to do with myself.
It's been quite some time.

Summer was quick. Actually, I feel like it should be about mid-July now. Having to take classes from May to July 11 really through me out of wack. I'm so used to having no school after mid-May and then when you throw in having to be at the elementary school until the end of June, I feel like summer never came and then it was already over.  Working at camp too made me feel like I didn't get much of a break. The first week of camp was the last week of classes at Marist so the whole summer was devoted to work, either schoolwork or otherwise.

I loved working at camp though. The job itself isn't great but it did end up being pretty fun. During the school year, all my friends are away at their schools or they've moved on and don't come back to Wallkill anymore so I'm left working at the school with people who are pretty much all 20 years older than me. It was nice to work with some people in my same age bracket with my same sense of humor. Unfortunately, having fun didn't equal a very big paycheck so now I'm suffering financially. Oh well, everything's a trade-off.

I started classes at Pace this week. Well, not at Pace - online at Pace. I've really been struggling with the fact that I have no idea what I want to do with my life. The Marist program was a means to an end: I needed to be in school to have my health insurance. But now this program in Publishing is supposed to be for something I really want to do. I know it's just the first week (well, half of week really) but the material is just really not interesting me. Maybe it's just these particular classes. Maybe it's just because I haven't gotten my books yet. Maybe it's a lot of things, but I'm starting to think this isn't the right path either. Plus, I don't even really like NYC. It's nice to visit once or twice a year but I hate crowded places and I can't really imagine myself living or even working there anymore.

I'm second guessing my decision not to go into teaching. I wanted to be a teacher my entire life - until I went to college. And honestly, I can't even remember why I changed my mind anymore.  I really can't picture myself being a teacher and being happy with it for the next thirty years of my life but the thing is, I can't picture anything I would want to do and be happy with. If I'm not going to find something I love to do, at least teaching guarantees that I would have health insurance and summers off. 

When I sub at the school, I see the other people that teach and I think that's really what's pushing me to think I should've taken education classes and gotten certified. I listen to people who did not go to colleges with the reputation of the college I went to teach the kids information that is just wrong. For example, last year I was in a classroom where the teacher taught the kids about acute, right and OBTRUSE angles. Um, I'm sorry but I think you mean obtuse.

But I think I don't want to become a teacher because I could never imagine myself getting through the student teaching. I have a major confidence problem and I think that everyone sees me as a failure. I don't know whether it's true or not. I also couldn't imagine myself ever dealing with parents. Just working at camp for six weeks, I saw how difficult parents can be, especially with the younger kids. Not that I can blame them, but I think it would be very challenging to have to deal with them all the time.

Basically, the only thing I have going for me is that I know kids like me. In all the jobs I've had that involved kids and in Big Brother/Big Sister, I know that the kids like me and feel comfortable with me.  But that doesn't make a good teacher.

The bottom line is I need my health insurance so I have to stay in the Publishing program. But I feel like I'm going to be unhappy in my job for the rest of my life. And that's not a pleasant feeling.

current mood: aggravated

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
4:59 pm - they try to pull me away but they don't know the truth.
The Big Read thinks the average adult has only read six of the top 100 books they've printed below.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read only six and force books upon them.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

current mood: bored

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Friday, July 4th, 2008
10:14 pm - stars and stripes forever.
It's fourth of July and I'm home watching the Boston Pops.

Don't get me wrong. I love the Boston Pops.

But I'm sick of staying home on holidays.

Every single one of them.

In other news, I saw the first four (of ten) installments of the Revolution on the History Channel. It was very interesting.

current mood: frustrated

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Tuesday, July 1st, 2008
10:33 pm - i want to break free.
I'm sick of walking five miles a day and still being fat because I'm diabetic and have an underactive thyroid.

Of course, most people don't know that, so they just think I'm lazy. Or ignore me altogether.

current mood: crappy

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Saturday, June 28th, 2008
10:55 am - out of the darkness and into the sun, i won't forget all the ones that i love.
I graduated from high school exactly five years ago today.

It's hard to believe how much everything has changed/fallen apart since then.

current mood: full

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Friday, June 27th, 2008
5:55 pm - i want to ride my bicycle.
I want to buy a bicycle. I haven't rode my old one in about six years and the last time I was on it, the brakes didn't work. I'm guessing it's in worse condition now.

My mother informed me that I won't ride this bike:
but I think it's very nice. However, when I was thinking about if after we left the store, I guess I can't really see myself riding around on a pink cruiser.

However, I think I found a worthy replacement. It's a mountain bike and I want the blue one (but they only sell pink on the website):

Now I just need to find $170, almost a full week of work worth of money so that I can make this dream a reality.

current mood: bored

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
4:07 pm - meet the mets.
Willie Randolph has been fired.

I think everyone knew that Willie Randolph was going to be fired. The team has been lackluster this year, especially compared to their performance in the first half of 2007 and in 2006.

But why did the Mets fire Willie Randolph last night? It makes the team look absolutely ridiculous. Who fires a manager right after they flew hi with the team to Anaheim and right after the team just won a game?

And Jerry Manuel? Maybe he'll be a good manager. He was a pretty good bench coach. But how is that really a regime change? Unless the Mets really start to turn it around ASAP, I think that an outside Manager should be brought in.

Personally, I would love to see Keith Hernandez become manager. He's got a temper. He knows the club. He definitely knows the game. And I love him.

And Bobby Valentine. Who doesn't love a manager who gets ejected from a game and then sneaks back in wearing a disguise?

Anyway, it will be interesting to see how the Mets finish out the year now.

current mood: tired

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Monday, May 26th, 2008
6:51 pm - it was awesome but we lost it. it's not possible for me not to care.
Summer classes suck.

I've been putting off my homework all weekend. It's not hard. I just don't want to do it. Not when it is 75 and sunny outside.

The Mets have been sucking. I haven't had much time to watch games. The Mets have been doing poorly since last summer. Since around the time I lost my lucky Mets hat. If I could just find that, it might save the season and Willie Randolph's job.

Gary Carter is a pretty shady individual. Keith Hernandez would be a good choice though. And of course, I would LOVE Mookie.

Anyway, this was just an attempt to put off actually doing my homework. I guess I'll just go get it over with now.

current mood: uncomfortable

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Monday, March 31st, 2008
11:05 pm - hello, it's me.
Despite the fact that I found a bag of clothes that I bought and forgot about, I've decided I'd better get called to sub this week because I need these things:

Now I just need to find the money and a reason to justify owning two pairs of rainboots. These do have a wedge which would make the bottoms of my pants less likely to get wet...

current mood: drained

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Saturday, March 22nd, 2008
12:15 am - forget your high society, i'm soaking it in kerosene.
I never would have imagined, coming out of Holy Cross, that I would go to grad school with people who cannot use the words "assimilate," "touting, "peek," "pique," "glean," and "sharpening" correctly in a sentence.

I also wouldn't have imagined that a school with a good reputation could have such a sub-par program. If you can't write well or convey ideas well at all, you shouldn't be able to get a Master's Degree in Communication. I don't even want mine because if people who start papers with the sentence "In this paper, I will discuss..." can get them, it means nothing. At least it will look good on a resume, as long as nobody is familiar with the program.

At least I only have four more classes and a final exam left. By September 1st, this will all be a distant memory. Then, I'll move on to the next mediocre stage of my life. Although I have had bad luck for a long time now. I should be due for a little happiness. I'm not holding my breath though. And I'm not being pessimistic, I'm just being realistic.

In other news, my bracket sucks. It is the worst bracket I have ever made. And now Clemson is about to lose. Cross another one off my list.

I haven't worked in two weeks. Really I haven't worked for one week and then this week there was no school so I couldn't work. Two weeks ago, I caught a horrible stomach virus at school. It was basically a 24 hour virus but it wore me out for about a week. The first day I couldn't even stand without feeling queasy and I couldn't even keep my eyes open. I just slept for the entire day. I tried to watch the unofficial sequel to The Bad Seed with my mom and I feel asleep during that! I must have been sick.

I saw Horton Hears a Who on Wednesday. It was pretty funny. I saw No Country for Old Men in February. I haven't updated this in a long time. I haven't felt like it. I never have anything interesting to write about, plus I don't have much extra time when I'm working and going to school full-time. I'm so tired that I go to work, come home, do a few hours of homework, and go to bed early.

I guess next year I'll be going to NYC. I still like the idea of working in publishing. But I hate the idea of living in NYC. But I need to be in school to have health insurance and I can't possibly live without health insurance. I can barely afford the copays now. It's just another decision that is already made for me.

Maybe it won't be that bad.

I'm getting tired. And I'm watching an episode of True Life that I've seen at least three times. I think it's time to go to sleep.

current mood: awake

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Saturday, February 16th, 2008
9:40 pm - you're still young, that's your fault, there's so much you have to know.
1. Put Your iTunes, Windows Media Player, MP3 Player, or whatever on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write down the name of the song no matter how silly it sounds!
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.

If someone says, "Is this okay?" You say?
"Everybody Loves a Lover" by Doris Day [Lovers are very agreeable people.]

How would you describe yourself?
"Hungry Eyes" by Eric Carmen [I am kind of hungry...]

What do you like in a guy/girl?
"You're the One" by Paul Simon [You, I guess]

How do you feel today?
"Jingle Bells" by Mitch Miller and the Singalong Gang [Um, ok]

What is your life's purpose?
"Papa Loves Mambo" by Perry Como [I just want to DANCE]

What is your motto?
"Life's What You Make It" by Hannah Montana [Definitely NOT my motto, and yes, I am embarrassed to have Hannah Montana on my laptop]

What do your friends think of you?
"Everything" by Fefe Dobson [Man, I forgot about this song.]

What do you think of your parents?
"Who Will Save Your Soul" by Jewel [Ouch]

What do you think about very often?
"Rosalinda's Eyes" by Billy Joel [I don't even know someone named Rosalinda]

What is 2 + 2?
"Our Love is Here to Stay" by Billie Holiday [Hmm]

What do you think of your best friend?
"Famous Last Words" by Billy Joel [No, I don't think anything that would get me killed!]

What do you think of the person you like?
"You've Been Like a Mother to Me" by The Statler Brothers [Umm..no.]

What is your life story?
"Wait a Minute" by Sara Evans [I do wait around a lot]

What do you want to be when you grow up?
"Jailhouse Rock" by Taylor Hicks [I do NOT want to be in prison, but I wouldn't mind being the next American Idol]

What do you think of when you see the person you like?
"Agent Double-O Soul" by Edwin Starr [Creepy]

What will you dance to at your wedding?
"Makin' Whoopie" by Rod Stewart [Oh snap. At least, it's about a wedding]

What will they play at your funeral?
"Edge of Seventeen" by Fleetwood Mac [I hope not]

What is your hobby/interest?
"Loving You Forever" by Carole King [Awwww, yeah right. Ick]]

What is your biggest fear?
"My Own Worst Enemy"by Lit [Well, that's a good fear]

What is your biggest secret?
"Step by Step" by New Kids on the Block [Um the biggest secret there is that I own the NKOTB Greatest Hits album, and proud of it]

What do you think of your friends?
"The Way I Feel Inside" by The Zombies [Um, ok]

What will you post this as?
"Father and Son" by Cat Stevens [Interesting]

current mood: drained

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Saturday, February 9th, 2008
7:06 pm - marry me, seriously.

Meet David Wright, the Real Mr. Met

Barton Silverman/The New York Times

As the Mets squandered a seven-game division lead in September, third baseman David Wright, 25, batted .397 and never ducked questions.

Published: February 10, 2008

When Brian Schneider was traded to the Mets from the Washington Nationals in November, his first phone call came from the Nationals’ general manager, Jim Bowden. Then he heard from Omar Minaya, the Mets’ general manager. Almost immediately after he hung up with Minaya, his cellphone buzzed again. It was a text message from one of his new teammates. “It’s D-Wright,” the message began. 

Barton Silverman/The New York Times

David Wright was devastated by the Mets’ collapse in 2007. He said he used it as motivation “to get bigger, stronger and quicker.”

“It was like right away,” Schneider said in a telephone interview. “I’m barely on the team and he’s already reaching out. Shows what kind of guy he is.”

As he did after Paul Lo Duca and Doug Mientkiewicz, among others, joined the Mets, David Wright, the team’s All-Star third baseman, wanted to be the first to welcome Schneider and to let him know that if he had any questions, any at all, to call him. Wright also called Ryan Church, who was traded with Schneider, and attended Johan Santana’s introductory news conference Wednesday, having rearranged his schedule to do so.

“No matter how many years of experience you have in baseball, it’s a different experience playing in New York,” Wright said Thursday afternoon. “Although I’m young, I know what to expect. I know what it’s like. I feel extremely comfortable. I’ve lived here for four years now, and I know a few ins and outs that come along with playing baseball in New York. Am I a salty veteran? Absolutely not. But I do have a little bit of knowledge of what to expect over 162 games.”

At age 25 and preparing to enter his fourth full season in the major leagues, Wright is in a unique position. Already admired by his peers for his professionalism and accountability, Wright, for the first time in his brief career, will be expected to assume part of a leadership void created when Lo Duca and Tom Glavine were not re-signed.

Along with Moises Alou, Wright enhanced his image during last season’s collapse by batting .397 during the final 17 games, when the Mets lost a seven-game division lead to Philadelphia, hitting safely in every one, and by standing in front of his locker after every one of those painful losses, taking responsibility for the team’s struggles.

Wright is scheduled to arrive in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Sunday evening and to resume workouts Monday morning, a full week before position players are required to report. And by coincidence more than design, Wright, one of the few players who spends most of his off-season in New York, served as an unofficial team spokesman this winter, listening to fans’ gripes and assuring them that the outcome bothered him 100 times more.

But although many fans may prefer that Wright be selected team captain, he is still one of the junior members in a clubhouse dominated by Hispanic players and more accomplished veterans ranging from Carlos Delgado to Billy Wagner, Pedro Martínez to Alou. Finding his place within that mosaic is a challenge, but Wright, having clearly grasped the complexities of playing — and succeeding — in New York, is eager to lead by example.

“In my eyes, there’s a difference between trying to force myself into a leadership role and taking accountability,” Wright said. “I wasn’t up there during the rough times last year answering questions because I wanted to be considered a leader. I was up there because I’m as accountable as the 25th guy on the roster as to why we didn’t get the job done. We’re all in this together. We win as a team, we lose as a team.

“As an everyday player, I really felt responsible for being part of the collapse. I didn’t ask to have the cameras in my face and I didn’t force myself onto the stage as the overnight spokesman for the team. I did it because I felt accountable.”

Like the rest of his teammates, Wright was devastated by missing the playoffs. Outwardly, he took it harder than most. He is haunted by the fact that he will be forever connected with a team that fell so hard, so fast, despite distinguishing himself with his stellar individual play.

Wright said he had spoken to Manager Willie Randolph “a hundred times” this winter, and inevitably the subject of the collapse came up. Randolph, he said, told him that their mind-set in spring training should be to take five months’ worth of frustration out on their opponents. During the off-season, Wright all but eliminated trips for endorsement and promotional opportunities so he could concentrate on his workouts. When he was not in New York, he was at home in Virginia.

“I’m at a point in my life where, besides my family, I can’t think of anything more important to me than baseball,” Wright said. “I thought about what happened last year all the time, but I used it as a driving force to get bigger, stronger and quicker. I focused 100 percent on getting ready physically because I don’t want to feel what I felt watching the playoffs from home.”

During the season’s final month, Randolph remarked how pleased he was that Wright had asserted himself as more of a clubhouse presence. It has taken awhile, Wright said, to reach that point.

He recalled being surrounded by veterans like Todd Zeile, Al Leiter and Glavine, and wondering whether he was acting appropriately. He recalled being awestruck during spring training in 2004, when the only major leaguer he was close with was Joe McEwing. One of his earliest and more vivid memories as a professional came one morning during spring training about five years ago, when he was still in the minor leagues, and he saw Mike Piazza on a back field practicing his throwing technique.

“That rubbed off,” Wright said. “I’ve tried to emulate Glavine’s professionalism and the way he carries himself. John Franco’s leadership, the way he could get everyone on the same page. The one thing that all these guys had in common was that they had the ability to bring together people from different backgrounds and languages.”

As the season evolves, Wright will almost certainly assume more responsibility. Just do not expect him to challenge his teammates — at least not publicly — or to trash a clubhouse to prove a point.

“The biggest common denominator among guys who I’ve played with who I respect is that they do everything correctly,” Schneider said. “It takes a little something special, and not everyone can handle that role. David goes about his business and doesn’t let things go astray. That’s the biggest part about being a team leader.”

Randolph said during spring training last year that he did not see a rush to name a captain. The Mets have had only three since their inception in 1962 — Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter and Franco — and none during Randolph’s tenure. There would seem to be no reason to believe Randolph will select one this season. But Wright, who is under contract through at least 2012, may eventually be that man.

“If my teammates, coaches and the front office view me that way, that’s more of an honor than any title,” Wright said. “Guys on the team look to me as one of the leaders. I feel comfortable in the clubhouse speaking my mind. For me, that’s all that I need.”

current mood: thirsty

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Sunday, January 20th, 2008
9:34 pm - and we'll keep on fighting 'til the end.
I want the Giants to win and I'm enjoying watching the game, but I just don't understand how people find football as interesting or as entertaining as baseball.  It can't compare for me.

It's hard for me to be invested in a team that only plays 16 regular-season games a year.  After watching 162 baseball game, I am absolutely devastated (i.e. 2007 Mets season-end) when my team doesn't win.  This game, I want the Giants to win, but I wouldn't be depressed if they can't pull it out.

Maybe I just need to give it more of a chance.  But I can't wait 'til Spring Training starts. 

And I would never be a big enough football fan to sit outside in -20 degree weather to watch a game.

current mood: calm

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Sunday, January 13th, 2008
11:52 pm

As selected by ESPN25's Expert Panel
As ranked by ESPN.com SportsNation users
1. Hoosiers 1. Hoosiers
2. Raging Bull 2. Caddyshack
3. Field of Dreams 3. Field of Dreams
4. Bull Durham 4. Rudy
5. Caddyshack 5. Major League
6. The Natural 6. The Natural
7. Chariots of Fire 7. Bull Durham
8. Jerry Maguire 8. Remember the Titans
9. Seabiscuit 9. Jerry Maguire
10. Remember the Titans 10. Raging Bull
11. A League of Their Own 11. White Men Can't Jump
12. Eight Men Out 12. Seabiscuit
13. White Men Can''t Jump 13. League of Their Own
14. Major League 14. The Rookie
15. Tin Cup 15. Eight Men Out
16. 61* 16. Tin Cup
17. The Hurricane 17. 61*
18. The Color of Money 18. Chariots of Fire
19. Finding Forrester 19. The Hurricane
20. The Rookie 20. The Color of Money
21. Ali 21. Ali
22. Bend it Like Beckham 22. Finding Forrester
23. Cobb 23. Cobb
24. Rudy 24. Searching for Bobby Fischer
25. Searching for Bobby Fischer 25. Bend It Like Beckham

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Friday, January 11th, 2008
11:06 pm
How many songs do you have? 6,668

Put the bands in alphabetical order - list the first 10 bands from the top:
1. The A*Teens
2. Aaliyah
3. Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt
5. AC/DC
6. Ace of Base
7. Acoustix
8. Adam Ant
9. Adam Cohen
10.  Adam Sandler

And from the bottom:
10. 98 Degrees
9. 702
8. The 5th Dimension
7. 50 Cent
6. 42nd Street Cast
5. 4PM
4. 4 Non Blondes
3. 3LW
2. 311
1. 3 Doors Down

Do the same with albums, please - from the top:
1. An Acapella Hymns Collection
2. A&M Gold
3. The ABBA Generation
4. Abbey Road
5. Abracadabra
6. Absolute Animals:  1964-1968
7. Absolutely Right: The Best of Five Man Electrical Band
8. Academy Award Winning Songs: Volume 3
9. Acoustic Sessions
10.  Across America

From the bottom:
10. 99 Luftballoons
9. 98 Degrees and Rising
8. 8 Days of Christmas
7. 702
6. 70's Various Artists, Volume 2
5. 70's Funk and Soul Classics
4. 5th Gear
3. 52nd Street
2. The 50th Anniversary Collection
1. 50 Number One's of the 60s

So, what are you listening to right now?  Nothing.
How many genres do you have? About 25.
Which one dominates your music collection? Rock and country.
Do you even rate your songs? No.
Is your itunes (or whatever) nice and pretty, with everything filled in and album art displayed? The Album Art isn't displayed, but most stuff is filled in.  It bothers me when it's not.
If so, tell me the playlists you have right now and what's in them: I have so many playlists. Acoustic songs, 80s songs, Baseball Songs, Bob Dylan Favorites, Christmas songs, Children's Songs, Fall Songs, Dance Grooves, Track Songs, Songs from 1998, Favorite Songs, Romantic Songs, Singalong Tunes, Standards, Showtunes, etc.
What's your top listened to song? Online - Brad Paisley
Do you have songs you haven't even listened to? A ton according to itunes, but that's because I got a new hard drive a few months ago so all of my play counts were set back to zero.

What's the 5 longest songs?
1. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie
2. Funky Blues - Charlie Parker
3. The Chicken Sandwich, The Heckler and the Kabbash - Dane Cook
4. My Fair Lady Suite - Julie Andrews
5. Puszta (Four Gypsy Dances) - Van Der  Roost

The 5 shortestt?
1. Christmas Scat - Muppet's Christmas Carol
2. Her Majesty - The Beatles
3. I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today - Avenue Q
4. Five Little Pumpkins - Raffi
5. Jingle Bells - Sufjan Stevens

What's the last song, or songs, you added to your library? Sweetest Girl - Wyclef
What are you listening to now? The Circle Game - Joni Mitchell
How many songs do you have by this artist? 13.
How did you acquire all this music anyways? Mostly cds, some downloads.
What artist do you have the most songs/albums from? Most likely Billy Joel and Bob Dylan.  Simon and Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, The Statler Brothers, Mitch Miller, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, and Carole King are up there too.

Search for these and see how many songs come up:
Peace: 11.
Love: 497.
Earth: 19.
Death: 5.
God: 63.
Sun: 74.
Moon: 40.
Bird: 15.
Little: 180.
Big: 92.

Put it on shuffle, and write the first 5 songs that come up:
1. Get My Drink On - Toby Keith
2. Big Shot - Billy Joel
3. Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) - Big and Rich
4. Jingle Bells- Elliot Yamin
5. Push - Matchbox Twenty

What is your favorite song out of those? Oh, probably Save A Horse (Ride a Cowboy).
Favorite artist out of those? Billy Joel.
Do you ever go through your collection and do some 'spring cleaning'? No.
Do you like acoustic songs? Yes.

Lastly, tell me how many songs you have by each artist listed:
Panic! At the Disco: 6.
Duran Duran: 1.
Dir en Grey: 0.
Marilyn Manson: 0.
Utada Hikaru: 0.
Ashlee Simpson: 19.
Fall Out Boy: 4.
Bright Eyes: 1.
Brand New: 2.
The Beatles: 136.
Metallica: 0.
Mozart: 0.
The Rolling Stones: 10.
David Bowie: 3.
John Mayer:15.
Michael Jackson: 13.
Avril Lavigne: 8.
Afi: 0.
Blink 182: 7.
Nsync: 29.
Rancid: 0.
No Doubt: 9.
Eminem: 10.
Incubus: 1.
Something Corporate: 0.
Jack's Mannequin: 11.
Beethoven: 1.
Kelly Clarkson:10.
Clay Aiken: 2.
A Perfect Circle: 0.
The Postal Service: 1.
Death Cab for Cutie: 1.
Switchfoot: 1.
The Killers: 4.
The White Stripes: 2.
30 Seconds to Mars: 0.
Evanescence: 1.
Orgy: 1.
Sum 41: 2.
HIM: 0.
Billy Joel: 158.
Staind: 1.
Korn: 0.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers: 1.
Slipknot: 0.
My Chemical Romance: 1.
Green Day: 9.
Our Lady Peace: 0.
The Cure: 0.
Modest Mouse: 1.
The Smashing Pumpkins: 1.

current mood: exhausted

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Sunday, January 6th, 2008
11:00 pm
updated 2.3.2008

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Monday, December 31st, 2007
1:31 pm - through the years we all will be together, if the fates allow
2007 sucked.  Amazingly more than 2006.

Not much to look forward to in 2008, except I'll have my Master's Degree.

I do want to see these movies in 2008 though:

1) National Treasure 2: Even though it is a 2007 movie, I still haven't seen it.
2) Sweeney Todd: Same as above, I still haven't seen it.
3) Definitely, Maybe
4) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
5) Get Smart
6) He's Just Not That Into You
7) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince !!!!!!!!! (It better be better than the fifth one)

And I don't want to see this movie (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=22893), but if it based on a true story, 1) that is creepy, and 2) how did I not hear about that?

current mood: blah

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12:08 am - i wanna hold you hand.
I am bored.

And there is nothing on tv.

Christmas was ok.  Honestly, it's just another day  now.  It came and went and it doesn't even seem like it's already happened.  New Year's will be the same.

For Christmas I got some nice things.  Office Season 3 dvds, Family Guy Volume 5 dvds, Indiana Jones set, Ratatouille, etc.  And some clothes. 

In fact, maybe I'll go watch some more Office right now.  I've already watched two of the four discs.  But there's been nothing else onnnn.

current mood: bored

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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007
8:26 pm - you're gonna make me give myself a good talking to.
I am finished for this semester.  Grades are due by the 28th.

Next semester starts January 16th.  I have to go back to work January 2nd. That means I have this week totally freeeee.

Tomorrow:To grandmother's house we go for Christmas presents, Christmas Eve mass.

Tuesday: To Katie's for Christmas.


current mood: blah

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