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Friday, September 29th, 2006

Time:10:09 am.
OKAY BABES, HERE'S WHAT'S UP:

1) I am at college. It's AWESOME.
2) I met Salman Rushdie and told him that I liked him in Bridget Jones's Diary. He said, "Now we're talking!" Then he signed a copy of Midnight's Children for me and I got my buddy to take a picture of us together.
3) Lately I have been being kind of a grouch because I am a little stressed, worried, etc., etc. My roommate called this to my attention last night and now I feel sort of bad. Does anyone have any tips on remaining awesome despite personal difficulties? I don't want to annoy my roommate, who is cool, and, besides, I don't like being bummed out. (Don't worry, guys, I am not really upset or stressed out or anything... I just want to know how to maintain my sparkly demeanor!)

Hope you guys are all well!

love
Sara
spinster's heart: 4 now withered - pinch that purple book

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Subject:bubonically yours
Time:8:25 pm.
Mood: perplexed.
This morning when I woke up my tongue was black.

No joke. When I opened my mouth to brush my teeth in the morning, my tongue looked like I had been eating dirt. Or like I had been painting and, whoops! accidentally painted my own tongue. It was very black at the back of the tongue and had many specks of black at the front. I sort of wish I had taken a picture, because it was kind of neat, in a gross and worrisome way.

Anyway, so I thought I had meningitis. Never a good way to start off the morning. Then I went downstairs and told my dad, who tried to look it up on the Internet, but of course our Internet was broken, so he called my mom at work. Then he kept saying, "I've heard of this before..." and when my mom came home, he told her, "I think I've heard of this before," and my mom said, "YEAH, YOU'VE HEARD OF THE BUBONIC PLAGUE."

My dad thought it was syphilis, and my parents debated it for like ten or fifteen minutes while I quietly wished I had already gotten the meningcoccal vaccine, and imagined who I was going to call to tell I was in the hospital with a TONGUE THE COLOR OF DEATH.

Finally, my dad was looking on the Internet, which decided, for our sake, to start working, and saw that apparently occasionally antacids can cause a "darkening of the tongue". Eureka!

So it turns out, my young friends, that Pepto-Bismol, which is what I took last night, can cause your tongue to turn black!

I KNOW!!! IT IS SO WEIRD!!!!!!!!!!!! For those of you who do not know, Pepto-Bismol is like my comfort medicine. I mean, I try not to take it when I don't need it, but when I do take it, I am very happy because something about the taste just comforts me totally. Also, IT ALWAYS WORKS! Or seems to. It makes my stomach feel happy, at least. Anyway, this discovery about the black tongue thing is very saddening, because although it is not really dangerous (according to the Pepto-Bismol label), it is both cosmetically unappealing and also makes my tongue feel a little bit tingly and weird. Because this has never happened to me in all my years of Pepto-Bismol intake, I am hoping that perhaps this is a quite rare effect, or one confined to Pepto-Bismol chewables.

Moral of the story: DANGER LURKS BEHIND EVERY CORNER! Even pretty pink corners with a tendency to quiet stomachaches.

But, very good thing that the black tongue was not (as far as I currently know) an effect of meningitis! Or syphilis! Or the bubonic plague! (Knock on wood!)

P.S. Lately, I have reading glasses! And I can read without my head hurting! It rocks!!!
spinster's heart: 3 now withered - pinch that purple book

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Time:11:17 pm.
Mood: chipper.
Seminar paper's turned in, diploma's in hand, tassel's to the left... and yet I still do not feel a whole lot mature than I was this time last week!

Six Flags was so much fun, as was Senior Supper (SO GREAT) and the zillions of parties this week. I really feel like I bonded with people more, which is sad since we're going now! But hopefully the Rumspringe (teeheehee) will keep us intact for the summer at least.

Anyway, I was reading through my Amherst info today and it said that my email address is the same as my login for application time and so forth. So basically, I know what my email address will be. They know what my email address will be. AND YET I cannot actually use my email until "mid-June". Which means no Amherst Facebook for a couple weeks. DARN! I know this will be so anticlimatic when I actually get it. But I just don't feel like a real Amherst student without my Facebook!

I guess I can't really think of anything else to say. I am really behind in doing pretty much everything I am supposed to. Oh well. Toodles!
spinster's heart: pinch that purple book

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Time:9:32 pm.
Mood: cheerful.
Peer pressure prompts me to take time away from my worthwhile tasks of making food, making graduation invitations for my myriad relatives, and making myself stressed out with all the work that has somehow piled itself on top of my head, to post.

So here are some interesting things that have happened since we last spoke!

1) Prom! SO MUCH FUN! I loooved post-prom. It was parfait. Good work, guys!!!
2) BIG SHOW! That ish was SO RAW! There are no words. I miss it. :( But it was great! :)
3) 5K! I think I beat myself last year! I was sick both times! Then I ran an 8:56 mile, which I know you will not think is impressive, but I was so proud of myself for beating 9 minutes.
4) [Insert exciting event that you remember, but I do not, until you remind me]
5) School is almost over! Crazzzy!

We have been watching so many movies in class lately! They are all good, too, except for the Kennedy one that we have been watching in Seminar. This is how all my conversations go regarding this movie:

Someone else in Seminar (SEIS): (groaning) Man, are we going to watch that Kennedy movie in Seminar again???
Me: Oh my God I hope not. I hate that movie so much.
SEIS: Actually I really like it. It's just hard to watch.
Me: Umm yeah. The TV set drones and I keep falling asleep.

I have to confess: when I say this, I am totally lying. Oh, I am not saying I am lying about falling asleep. That movie is like my lullaby. I am out like a light when it comes on in all its gray-toned, fuzzy glory. But I do not fall asleep because the TV set drones. I fall asleep because I am tired and, even though the movie DOES have some interesting information, it is kind of boring. It just keeps going and going and going. The stuff it is saying is interesting. The fact that we have been watching it for two days and JFK has only just won the presidential race is not.

There. I said it. I guess I am uncultured. Oh well! Nothing new :)
spinster's heart: 2 now withered - pinch that purple book

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Time:3:08 pm.
Mood: excited.
Last week has been very eventful! I toured many colleges, all of which were very nice. And I decided I am going to Amherst, which is also very nice! w00t w00t. So now I am a Lady Jeff, which is exciting!

Other than that, I have been watching a lot of Law and Order, as usual, and falling behind on schoolwork, also as usual. 20 days of school left: this is crazy!

The end!
spinster's heart: 3 now withered - pinch that purple book

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Time:10:14 pm.
Mood: good.
So, today marked the end of my Uni soccer career! It was fun. Umm, yes. The end!

I am excited to go on college visits. I am not excited to run fitness tomorrow.

Yours in brevity,
Sara
spinster's heart: 2 now withered - pinch that purple book

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Subject:andale!
Time:9:16 pm.
Mood:ouched.
So today at soccer practice I fell and hit my head (go, me). So my head hurts, and looking at the computer screen makes it hurt a little more, but I don't have anything else to do because I can't focus on my homework because it's Friday and because, again with the head hurting. But I don't want to go to sleep right now because of all those horror stories you hear about people who go to bed with head injuries and NEVER WAKE UP. Anyway so I've been watching TV but it's getting boring and it's hard to sit comfortably on the couch because my head is tired and wants to lean, but when I lean on something it hurts my head, and there's all this noise coming from outside. It's like thunder or something, but it sounds like fireworks or really loud popcorn, maybe. And I have a soccer game tomorrow but I'm worried because even though I like kicking the ball, I am not very good and there is so much yelling on the field and I don't like getting yelled at. I know this is a really petty thing but I have never played sports, except track subbie year, so I'm not used to this idea of yelling at everyone. And I keep feeling like I'm letting people down because they yell for me to do something and then I don't do it very well. And plus, girls from other teams are kind of mean, and scare me. Oh, and, P.S., I don't know any of the rules. And I have a lot of schoolwork to do and I don't know when it's going to get done, especially since I can't really think right now because my head is spinning.

On the upside: I am excited about Big Show, it is the weekend, I have a mango, I think my mom is taking me to Von Maur after the soccer game, and I haven't had to run fitness at all this week, which is like a 400% decrease from last week and the week before, when I was running it every day.
spinster's heart: 6 now withered - pinch that purple book

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Time:11:08 pm.
Mood: exhausted.
Man, you guys, I just want to go to college. I am so tired of working my butt off and not really moving in any direction. Poo poo poo.

Not to sound ungrateful or anything. I am really happy about like some things, like getting into college and having such good buddies, but right now I just feel really down about school and myself. I need a vacation!!! Vacation should be after you hear from colleges. Then you aren't stressed out!

Plus, it is true, I would like to decorate new dorm! :)
spinster's heart: 1 now withered - pinch that purple book

Subject:ushering in april
Time:12:01 am.
Mood: ecstatic.
Dude you guys... I accidentally pressed the "restore unsaved previous entry" or whatever when I opened up Livejournal, and this is what I got...

What the hell?!?: Hey guys! I am chillin'. My seminar paper is not a pretty thing, nor a long one... I don't know how I am going to fiillin'. My seminar paper is not a pretty thing, nor a long one... I don't know how I am going to finish.illin'. My seminar paper is not a pretty thing, nor a long one... I don't know how I am going to finish! Ahh! That is about my basic millin'. My seminar paper is not a pretty thing, nor a long one... I don't know how I am going to finish! Ahh! I hope this weekend will bring me, millin'. My seminar paper is not a pretty thing, nor a long one... I don't know how I am going to finish! Ahh! I hope this weekend will bring me, magically, the reillin'. My seminar paper is not a pretty thing, nor a long one... I don't know how I am going to finish! Ahh! I hope this weekend will bring me, magically, the rest of my paper, but somehow I

THAT IS SO WEIRD! I promise that is not what I wrote (at least, not that I remember!)! It's like the words keep being reassembled... WEIRDDDDD. It's like a poem! "Reillin'", "millin'", "chillin'"... so many rhymes! It's like a paradelle or whatever.

Anyway, college acceptance stuff is done. PHEW. Now I just gotta pick... darn. Ana, I know you are rooting for Wellesley for me, but we'll see. I got a big fat envelope in the mail from Amherst today, which makes this decision a lot harder!!! Actually, I got an email first, inviting me to an admitted students chat, and then I was so excited that I ran around school screaming during eighth! :P At the moment I am like 75% sure I am going to go to Amherst, but I think I will visit Bowdoin and Wellesley too, and maybe Northwestern (but I don't really know anymore).

Ummm

My seminar paper, as "I" "said" previously, "is not a pretty thing"(footnote: Sara S, "ushering in april", Livejournal.com April 3, 2006). And I am totally lost in calc.

Pooh pooh. And yet, yay! I am so excited for college. I really am.
spinster's heart: 1 now withered - pinch that purple book

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Subject:sweet! also, warning: college talk!
Time:3:54 pm.
Mood: ecstatic.
So, spring break was pretty good. I skied. It snowed. I survived. My knees are messed up now :/

But, after a LOOONG car ride yesterday, I arrived home at two o' clock this morning to find some great news waiting in my mailbox! Namely, acceptances from Macalester and Bowdoin. I am especially stoked about Bowdoin because

1) It is in Maine, and
2) They have really good food there, and
3) The letter was really nice, and personalized!

Macalester also = raw! But, even though Macalester is super-cool, they do not have a school-wide lobster bake to kick off the school year, as Bowdoin does. I know this because I have gone through the Bowdoin virtual tour twice already.

OK so I realize this college stuff is kind of boring, and I am kind of blathering about it. And I will blather about it a lot more, since I am still waiting to hear back from like five schools. Oh well! This madness will end soon (I hope).
spinster's heart: pinch that purple book

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Time:7:47 pm.
Mood: stressed.
Things that are good:

1) WYSE
2) Sleep
3) House
4) Soccer
5) Movies
6) Wellesley sending nice letters to me
7) Food

Things that are not good:

1) My toe, which still hurts, and on which it is difficult to walk
2) Waiting for replies from colleges
3) Getting my hopes up for one particular college
4) This week, and how I feel like I am about to explode with stress
5) My seminar paper, because it is still nonexistent, floating around in a dark void of hopelessness

OK, off to watch (1, 3). Chexx out those Cartesian coordinates that are not really Cartesian coordinates!
spinster's heart: 1 now withered - pinch that purple book

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Subject:And now introducing... March 2006! Yeah! Give it a hand!
Time:10:32 pm.
Mood: sleepy.
Welcome, March! You have accomplished so much in your 2,000+ year life span. You have withstood the last two millennia with admirable force and valor! Plus, you are distinct in being one of two months in the Gregorian calendar whose names double as verbs. So, March, I would like to congratulate you on your successes, which include, or will include:

1) Getting your name into Shakespearean canon with the Ides of March
2) Being essentially a three-week month, school-wise, due to the stellar and luxurious spring break that you contain
3) Speaking of which, being the temporal meeting place each spring for the infamous Belmosligajacobean excursion to Vail
4) Relieving us from the somber grays of February
5) Being the month in which myself and my fellow oh-sixers will receive news from various institutions of higher education (though some, sadly, wait for April)
6) Containing the official start of spring
7) Being generally Irish
8) Marking the three months between now and our graduation
9) Convincing Louisa May Alcott to name the family profiled in Little Women after you
10) Containing WYSE, which can single-handedly whoop most academic competitions' collective butts

and, last but not least,

11) Generally being, you know, raw.

So good work, March! It is with great honor that I present to you this prestigious Best Month of the Month award. Keep marchin'.

Love,
Your #1 Fan

P.S. You may think that this site is your number one fan. NOT SO! It does, however, run a very close second, on account of how it has pictures.
spinster's heart: pinch that purple book

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Subject:ABOUT PRUNES: read this post for its great metaphors in paragraph 3!
Time:12:21 am.
Mood: shocked.
Somehow I have managed to get myself stressed during PRETTY MUCH THE ONLY WEEKEND IN THE SCHOOL YEAR WHEN WE DO NOT HAVE HOMEWORK DUE THE NEXT SCHOOL DAY. Good work, Sara. A+ for effort.

In other news, I went to Michael's and got yarn which I like, and D-rings which I like, and an iron-on transfer pen which I REALLY LIKE. Then I went to Schnuck's and got prunes, which are gross.

I did not know they were gross when I bought them, but they are. They look like those grasshoppers that we dissected in Bug Bio. The ones that were steeped in perservatives and were like the length of my middle finger and were brown and gunky and whose insides had practically dissolved into a soupy brown mush reminiscent of meals served in the elementary school cafeteria. Those preservatives smelled like shit, shit that had been baked in an oven and then fed to grasshoppers, and though I thought this was a one-time occurrence, no, no it was not, it turns out that ALL PRESERVATIVES SMELL LIKE THAT, that the world is fulled of preservatives whose only role in life is to MAKE ORGANIC THINGS NONBIODEGRADEABLE and SMELL UP YOUR HOUSE UNTIL YOU CAN'T SEE STRAIGHT. Even the festive, cheerful packaging could not turn these purple-mouse-brain-shaped-"delicacies" into something enticing.

Plus, then Cordelia told me they are supposed to help you get unconstipated! What if you are a nerdy little girl like me who stays inside the house playing Bookworm on Yahoo! Games all day and is pasty and has a Jane Austen bobblehead on her desk and doesn't know that prunes are supposed to help you get unconstipated and eats them UNKNOWINGLY?

I am not saying there were any ill effects (other than the preservatives' nauseating smell), especially not as related to constipation or negation thereof, but sheesh. What if I had not been turned off by the foul odor and taste and had eaten multiple shriveled sacs of sugar and non-fruit? WHAT THEN!?!?!?!?!??!?

Well, FIE ON YOU, prunes, I say. You will not beat me. As I dissected those grasshoppers staunchly, holding my breath so as not to inhale the pungent aroma of decaying body tissue, SO I WILL DISSECT YOU. Metaphorically.

P.S. Afterwards, my mom and I bonded over homemade veal ravioli which, I assure you, bore no culinary resemblences to the Prunes of Doom.
spinster's heart: 2 now withered - pinch that purple book

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Time:8:47 pm.
Mood: OFF THE WALL WITH JOYYY.
HEY YOU GUYS: If I will see you tomorrow, then do not read what comes next, because I want to tell you myself!!! And if you succumb to temptation, then pretend to be really surprised. But if I will not see you tomorrow, then go for it:

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The last few days have been great, too. There were two basketball games and some great hangin' with peeps that was so fun. Agora days so far is pretty sweet! I am a big fan of not having homework!

P.S. Shruti, you are hereby Shrewti, at least for a few minutes, because I like the punnage in this! (Although I think you are shrewd, not a shrew, Shrewdti just doesn't have the same ring.)
spinster's heart: 5 now withered - pinch that purple book

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Time:12:04 am.
Mood: good.
Today I watched the end of this Disney channel movie which I used to LOVE when I was in sixth grade or subbie year or something like that. It is about motocross and this girl who pretends to be a boy so that she can compete, but there are several really stupid things about this movie that I didn't quite catch at the tender age of twelve:

1) The love interest is a total wigger, and somewhat cute but generally really annoying.
2) There is not the hot romance at the end like I thought there was. They don't even kiss.
3) The girl looks really bad with short hair. Or maybe she just creeps me out in general.
4) She wears a very short skirt with big white sneakers. So '90s. Since I think it was probably made in the '90s, perhaps this is to be expected.
5) The brother, though, is VERY cute.
6) The entire climax and resolution is compressed into the span of about ten minutes.
7) The girl's "boy voice" is SO obviously not a boy. It is deeper, yes, but it sounds like a deep falsetto. Redonkulous.

So much for the death of a dream! :P

Lately I keep having dizzy episodes where I feel like I am going to faint. Maybe because I am tired. I do not know exactly.

The egg party was SOOO fun. The dance less so, but still good. Umm now I am going to bed. Laterz.
spinster's heart: 2 now withered - pinch that purple book

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Time:10:20 pm.
Mood: confused.
Today was weird. I am weird right now. Not really in a good way. I don't know.

Rehearsal was fun, though!

I tried to submit to McSweeney's but kept getting error messages back. It is possible that they received like four copies of my submission, or none! Alas, alas, poor Yorick. I will try again later. Maybe now.

OK other than that, nothing much to report. I am in such a weird mood. I don't know how to describe it without sounding ridiculously angsty, so whatever.

Perhaps tomorrow will breed excellence!
spinster's heart: 1 now withered - pinch that purple book

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Time:5:55 pm.
I've been in a really irritable mood lately. I just am tired of dealing with things and people. It all just requires social skills that I am somewhat lacking, and it drains on my energy.

I have a lot of stuff that I need to do but am putting off like whoa.

Wow. This entry is REALLY boring. Not a single exclamation point in sight! OK, much better now.

I have been spending a lot of time reading. I would spend so much time reading if I had like infinite amounts of money to spend in the bookstore. I JUST CAN'T STOP! IT'S A TERRIBLE HABIT! (Although, as terrible habits go, I guess it is one of the most mentally stimulating. Drugs are also mentally stimulating, but in a different, less edifying way!) I need to coerce my dad into taking weekly expeditions to Pages, but unfortunately when we went last weekend I did not have enough foresight and I didn't bond with him. So now I am all, "Let's make this a weekly bonding activity!" and he is all, "I didn't even talk to you!"

Oh well.

I feel dreary.

Ughhghghgghghghgh.
spinster's heart: 3 now withered - pinch that purple book

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

Time:9:40 am.
Mood: okay.
Shout-out to my homie Batia "Full-Tuition Scholarship" Snir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last night was so raw. It was super-chill and (in my opinion) HILARIOUS! One of the definite highlights was making orange-peel grillz! Farid would have been so envious. I also liked reading Cosmopolitan! And then telling stories about funny mishaps in the college application process. It was just raw in general. Good work, guys!

OK so I am not feeling too hot on the illness-fighting front. I have an earache now, too. I am so sick of being sick!

I want to watch House all day.
spinster's heart: 1 now withered - pinch that purple book

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Time:9:23 pm.
Mood: okay.
Birthday shout-out to my pal DJ ShrutShrut!

Today was WYSE! It was some fun stuff. We made quite the lovely music with the sweet sounds of our hacking and sniffling. And yet we trounced all other teams in our division! An amazing feat, since we are the only team in our division :)

Tonight I went to some of the girls' basketball game. It was roxxin'. Sine-sine-cosine-sine, 3.14159! Go Uni! I love that cheer more than is probably healthy.

Um, that's it, pretty much. I am somehow swamped again with hw, but I am trying not to sweat it. I am looking forward to a particularly happenin' event tomorrow. Even though I am still sick, the weekend beckons me with its promise of sleep!
spinster's heart: pinch that purple book

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Time:7:19 pm.
Mood: sick.
Fun facts about me!:

1) I am sick.
2) Today I went to the doctor to get blood tested to find out why I am sick, and they had to poke me twice, which hurt. In doing so, I found out that:
3) I have small veins.
4) My arm hurts like crazy!
5) I have two calc homeworks to do.
6) I am tired of watching the E! coverage of the red carpet at the SAG awards, which is pretty much all that was on TV today, and watching TV was pretty much all I could do today.
7) I would like to not be sick anymore.
spinster's heart: 4 now withered - pinch that purple book

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