from south of Canada, yet north of Mexico

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    • why is it

      14 years ago


      that when I post about the weather I get more actual comments on here than any other thing I post...?

      Is the weather THAT interesting to talk about?

    • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

      14 years ago


      is an an abnormal and persistent fear of long words.

      I just thought you would all like to know that.

    • Could it be...?

      14 years ago


      After having a "heatwave" (which for Seattle is anything higher than 70 for more than one day... haha, at least to me), we are now looking at fall.
      Already, the trees are losing their yellow and red leaves. This makes me sad to no end, as I was actually starting to enjoy the heat... although, I still won't want to spend time out in it, if it comes back.

      The sky is back to being gray.

      What happened to my beautiful blue skies that are supposed to last for 60 full days?

    • yay for the darkroom

      14 years ago


      This morning, I'm at school.
      Making prints for my potraiture class. damn that class... I wish it didn't exist.
      On the plus side, the girl that I photographed for it is beautiful... almost porcelin (god, I wish I knew how to spell that) skin, but some scarring from acne she had as a teenager.
      I wish I had her skin... It even turns a golden tan when she spends time outside, while mine turns a blotchy reddish pink.

    • Joe Purdy is now my god

      14 years ago


      Wash Away:

      I got troubles Lord, but, not today
      cause they gonna wash away,
      they're gonna wash away.

      And I have sins Lord, but not today
      cause they gonna wash away,
      they're gonna wash away.

      And I have friends Lord, but not today
      cause they done washed away,
      they done washed away.

      Oh, I've been cryin'
      and oh, I've been cryin'
      and oh, no more cryin'
      and oh, no more cryin' here.

      We get along love but, not today
      cause we gonna wash away,
      we gonna wash away.

      And I got troubles Lord, but not today
      cause they gonna wash away,
      this old river gonna take me away.

      Right now, this pretty much sums up my mood...
      Plus, it's a pretty song.

    • Depression takes hold

      14 years ago


      I just found out that Thurl Ravenscroft died on May 22, 2005.
      He was the voice of such cartoon characters as Kirby the vacuum (the Brave Little Toaster), Russian Cat (The Aristocats), Wickersham Brother (Horton Hears a Who), Captain (Walt Disney's 101 Dalmations), Paul Bunyan (Paul Bunyan)and Al the Alligator/Dog (Lady and the Tramp), not to mention the voice of various characters in such theme park attractions as The Enchanted Tiki Room (Fritz, the German parrot), The Country Bear Jamboree (Buff, the Buffalo head), The Haunted Mansion (the broken singing bust wears his face), and a singer in various other things (Pirates of the Caribbean, it's a small world, "You're a Mean One Mister Grinch" from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, etc.).

      He is also most notably known for his television work... You might've heard of the character... Here's a hint: "They're Grrrrrrrrrrrreat!"
      Yep, he was the voice of Tony the Tiger. Who will fill that set of shoes now that he is gone, I have no clue... but they have his voice recorded saying that enough times that maybe they will never need to re-record it... The man made a career out of saying those two simple words.

      Also, he was a member of the singing group "The MelloMen".
      All around, he was an awesome man, and he will be missed...
      R.I.P. Thurl.
      A biography of the man.

    • Excitingly Long Looks Inside My Head, v1

      14 years ago


      When I was in high school, the trendy thing to do was to take abstinence and virginity till marriage a step further. One girl, a member of an ultra-conservative Christian family, decided that her promise ring would mean that she promised her first kiss to her future husband at their wedding, on top of what it traditionally means. It was something extra special she could give to him. Those of us in her circle of friends were expected to do the same… or at least SAY we were doing the same, as some of her friends had already experienced said kiss (and more, and she knew it). Since I was a member of this “posseâ€Â, I followed suit, which suited me fine, none of the boys that I had ever liked had liked me in the same fashion.

      Curtis was a good friend who I had liked as more than a friend for more than a few months during my sophomore year (which was his junior year), yet I was not courageous enough to do anything about it… even though we had a fairly physical relationshipâ€'it was strictly platonic. All hugs and punches, with the occasional high five thrown in. He would walk me home from school pretty much every day, since my house was on his way home.

      The last day of classes that year, Curtis and I, and a few of our mutual friends, went to our classes to get marked as present, then we each bailed and met up in an out of the way corner to plan what we would do until we had to be other places… We ended up walking all around the campus for about an hour, until it was just Curtis and I, so we decided that it was time to head home.

      When we got to my house, I pulled him into one of our usual goodbye hugs. He stayed kind of stiff for a moment, then pulled back and lifted my sunglasses off of my face. He kissed my cheek and pulled me closer than ever before, saying “I’ve had the biggest crush on you all year, Hannah.†Then he let go and walked away, leaving me alone to ponder this revelation and stare at his back as he went.

      All summer long I thought about him and berated myself for not telling him how I felt, which made me half force myself to get over him. I was ready to tell him when school started again, but low and behold, when he showed up at our lunch table with a brand spanking new girlfriend, I assumed he was totally over me… so, I forced myself harder than before to get completely over him, and I told a mutual friend about it.

      Two weeks later, when Curtis and I got to my house, he grabbed my arm and asked, “Tell me the truth, have you ever liked me as more than a friend?†I nodded, because that WAS the truth. I HAD liked him more than platonically. He then proceeded to stick his tongue down my throat. This was not the way I had always imagined my first kiss happening, all sloppy and gag-inducing… plus it broke a promise I told a friend that I had made to God (not to mention a future spouseâ€'Curtis didn’t know that I was half-serious at the time that I had made the promise, no one really knew).

      Eventually he pulled away and said “I broke up with my girlfriend today.†Wait, today? TODAY you broke up with your girlfriend? And now you’re shoving your tongue down my throat? Hindsight tells me that that is what I should have said instead of saying “Uh, I’ve gotta go†and running inside my house.

      The next day I found a new lunch table to sit at and took the long way home. I didn’t talk to Curtis at all until a year and a half later when a friend tried to set us up for prom. She didn’t know about my freaking out on him, so I politely told them both “no thank you.â€Â

      I haven’t spoken to him since, and sometimes I think back to how I treated him. I never did explain to him why I freaked out… I just realized that as I have been sitting here writing this.

      I think I’m going to post a bunch of these over the next couple of weeks, because lately I have been thinking a lot about my high school days, and I have a lot more “Hannah gets stupid around boys†stories from that period of my life.

    • 7:09, doin' fine.

      14 years ago


      While I understand that this is the internet and people will post what they feel like, some things that are being said about me are starting to get to me.

      I try to distance myself from my actual feelings when I read things about me, since none of you fuckers know me, so you don't actually know anything about me... Save for what I post (i.e. I'm a photographer, I'm a student, I'm bored an awful lot, I hate my job working at the daycare).

      Here are some things about me that you probably didn't know:
      -my favorite color is pink.
      -my favorite food is steak (any kind of steak, but i like it rare)
      -my favorite pop is root beer, followed by Sierra Mist.
      -I will not eat ground beef or most vegetables (save for spinach really, and carrots and celery-and a few others-cooked in soups and such)
      -If I got to choose where (and how) I were to get a marriage proposal, it would be at Disneyland, a la Danny Tanner (fireworks in the sky)
      -My favorite tv show of all time is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I own all seven seasons on DVD, yet I still watch it every morning that I am able on FX.
      -Every time I watch the final episode of Boy Meets World, I cry when Mr. Feeny says "I love you all... Class dismissed."
      -I have two cats: Rocket J. Cat and Diamond. Both are black.
      -I hate to be yelled at.
      -I am a good christian girl who goes to church every Sunday, and sings on the worship team, and is also frequently in charge of the sound board (on the weeks that I don't sing).
      -I know how to drive a car with a manual transmission.
      -I love Seattle, but not the weather (that one's more obvious).
      -My grandmother (dad's mom) is a bitch... I swear it. I have money in a trustfund specifically for college that she holds the pursestrings on, and I cannot acess it at all.
      -This year is the first year in practically my entire life in which I am not going to camp (as a cabin leader, recently, but before it was indeed as a camper).
      -On my school ID card, I look like Buzz Lightyear.
      -I love Disney movies and we play a game at work called "tell Miss Hannah a Disney movie that has songs, and she will sing one for you"
      -I am a very low-maintainence chica. If I can get by without styling (and I mean ACTUALLY styling, with products and goop) my hair (or wearing makeup), that is what I will do. Most days I wear it pulled back in a ponytail.

    • Photo shoots are fun.

      14 years ago


      I had an actual photo shoot with an actual model the other day for my portraiture class (actually it was Tuesday and I ran out of gas and talked to the hot cop not long afterwards).
      Today, I developed that film... And I realized that I am crap at taking light meter readings when I'm working by myself.

      Half of my photos are over-exposed and high key to the point that I have no clue if I will be able to print them very well... Worse comes to worse, I take down the contrast with a lower filter than I usually use. The other half I just barely missed getting the light to iluminate her eyes.

      But, on the bright side, on all of them, her eyes are crisp and in perfect focus, which should get me an A on the assignment, as it is the only spec we were given to work with.

    • I think

      14 years ago


      I post too many of these journal entries.
      But, it's out of boredom that i post this survey (taken from a bulletin someone posted on myspace.com):

      [ ] I am bisexual or homosexual.
      [x] I've run away from home
      [ ] I listen to political music.
      [ ] I collect comic books.
      [ ] I shut others out when I'm sad
      [x] I open up to others easily
      [x] I am keeping a secret from the world
      [ ] I watch the news.
      [ ] I own over 5 rap CDs
      [ ] I own an ipod or mp3
      [x] I own something from Hot Topic
      [x] I love Disney movies.
      [x] I am a sucker for eyes
      [ ] I don't kill bugs.
      [x] I curse regularly.
      [x] I pay for my own cell phone.
      [ ] I've played spin the botte within the past month.
      [x] I've slipped out a "lol" in a real conversation.
      [ ] I've kissed a girl.
      [x] I bake well
      [x] I would wear pajamas to school.
      [ ] I own something from Abercrombie.
      [x] I have a job
      [ ] I love Martha Stewart.
      [ ] I am in love with someone.
      [x] I am impatient
      [ ] I am self conscious.
      [x] I like to laugh.
      [ ] I smoke a pack a day.
      [ ] been to a party tonight?
      [x] I drank less than 2 beers tonight.
      [x] I smoked less than 6 cigerettes tonight.
      [x] I loved Go Ask Alice.
      [x] I have cough drops when I'm not sick.
      [ ] I can't swallow pills.
      [x] I have many scars
      [x] I've been out of this country
      [x] I believe in ghosts.
      [ ] I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room
      [x] I am really ticklish.
      [ ] I see/have seen a therapist.
      [ ] I love chocolate
      [x] I bite my nails
      [x] I am comfortable with being me.
      [x] I play video games.
      [ ] good with directions
      [x] saw a shooting star.
      [x] been to any other countries.
      [ ] I had a serious Surgery.
      [x] Gone out in public in your pajamas
      [x] have kissed a stranger.
      [x] Hugged a stranger
      [ ] Been in a fist fight.
      [ ] Been arrested.
      [x] Laughed and had milk come out of your nose.
      [x] Pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
      [ ] Made out in an elevator.
      [ ] Swore at your parents.
      [x] Hit/Kicked a guy where it hurts
      [ ] Been skydiving.
      [ ] Been bungee jumping.
      [x] Broken a bone.
      [ ] Gotten butterfly stitches
      [ ] Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour
      [x] Bitten someone.
      [ ] Been to Niagara Falls.
      [x] Gotten the chicken pox.
      [ ] Crashed into a friend's car
      [ ] Been to Japan
      [x] Ridden in a taxi.
      [x] Shoplifted.
      [ ] Been fired.
      [x] have/had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
      [x] Stole something from your job.
      [x] Gone on a blind date.
      [x] Lied to a friend.
      [x] Had a crush on a teacher/coach.
      [ ] Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
      [ ] Been to Europe.
      [ ] Slept with a co-worker.
      [ ] Been married
      [ ] Gotten divorced.
      [ ] Saw someone dying.
      [x] Driven onve 400 miles in one day.
      [x]Been to Canada.
      [x] Been on a plane.
      [x] Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
      [ ] thrown up in a bar.
      [ ] Eaten Sushi.
      [x] Been snowboarding.
      [x] Been skiing.
      [x] Been ice skating.
      [ ] Met someone in person from the internet.
      [ ] Been to a motor cross show.
      [ ] do you skateboard.
      [x] have you watched over 5 movies back to back in one day?
      [x] Gone/Going to college.
      [ ] Done hard drugs
      [x] Taken painkillers that were prescribed to you.
      [ ] Cheated on someone else.
      [x] Were so bored you took this survey.

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