March 31st, 2007


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First, it's official. Olivia and I are officially the editors-in-chief of Aurora for next year. YAY!

My Internet connection is currently suffering the aftereffects of ecohol. Yes, ecohol. First it was chirping along happily and telling its friends' secrets to the world, then it drank some more and started to stagger, and now the Internet has passed out cold on the floor. I'm thinking it'll wake up tomorrow morning with a really bad hangover and refuse to do anything unless I threaten it with Rule 34. All this explains why I'm sitting here in Alston updating and checking my e-mail.

Second, Jam for IJM was fun last night. I started to learn how to swing dance, and I learned this really cool Indian dance with sticks. Of course, when you give me sticks, I turn into a five-year-old, and I hit them. Everywhere. Well, I don't hit people. That would be cruel.

Now I really do need to crack down. *runs*
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Soundtrack Of My Life

I've been meaning to do this for a really long time. For years I've kept a list of songs that mean something to me, whether it's because they describe me or because they capture some aspect of my life well. Finally I collected thirteen songs that captured a key era in my life: the transition from the old me--the one who believed her world was doomed when her expectations weren't met or when she disappointed another--to the new me, who has learned to live from day to day and to see where life takes her. If I've learned anything, it's that life will always get in the way of your plans. This doesn't mean that we shouldn't plan, though. Without further ado, here's the soundtrack.

1) Beauty and the Beast soundtrack (Paige O'Hara) : Belle
Townsfolk: Look there she goes that girl is strange, no question
Dazed and distracted, can't you tell?
Woman: Never part of any crowd
Man: 'Cause her head's up on some cloud
Townsfolk: No denying she's a funny girl that Belle
Look there she goes that girl is so peculiar
I wonder if she's feeling well
With a dreamy, far-off look
And her nose stuck in a book
What a puzzle to the rest of us is Belle

This is my opener, where we introduce the main character--in this case, me. We all know I'm a bit out there--not paying too much attention to the world in the first place, always lost in my own little world.

2) The Beatles : Paperback Writer
It's a thousand pages, give or take a few,
I'll be writing more in a week or two.
I can make it longer if you like the style,
I can change it round and I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

This was my dream: I wanted to be a novelist. I still do, really. But do I have the talent?

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By the way, all this will fit on a CD. As soon as I get around to it, I'll have it on one.