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Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Subject:geology fun
Time:2:21 pm.
Mood: full.
haven't posted on here in a while.... Little update, I got the Bushnell memorial scholarship at the geology awards ceremony!! That's $2000 that goes towards summer field. What a nice surprise, huh? I am so stoked!! The next day I got to go to a luncheon at the faculty club, and it was very cool. I sat at Jim Mattinson's table, and he's a really cool guy. I need to be sure to take some classes from him next year. Yeah, it's decided. I'm taking a 5th year of school. It will be good for me, cause I can finish off my education with geology classes instead of lame GEs. I'm gonna be living in Goleta with Cadi and Steph, which should be a blast. We plan to surf all the time and have lots of BBQs!! It's gonna be great. I'm really looking forward to it. Isla Vista has been good to me, but I'm over it. I will still be within bike riding distance of IV, so I can still come out and chill with the folks who will still be here. I've been chugging along through finals, and think I have been doing a bang-up job so far. I'm hoping for some A's this quarter. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

Last night was fun. I went and saw Kim off yet again. She's going to Dublin this time, that crazy girl. We chilled at Breaktime, then hit Zodo's and played videogames for a while before bowling a game and heading back. Then I popped over to Brian and Matt's to chill, then hung out at Steph's for a bit. It was a nice break after working so hard. Now it's nose back to the grindstone for my Tuesday final. Anyways, a little somethin for entertainment. This was on Tova's AIM profile. :-)

You Might Be a Geologist If ...

1. You own more pieces of quartz than underwear.
2. Your rock collection weighs more than you do.
3. Your rock garden is located inside your house
4. You can pronounce the word "molybdenite" correctly on the first try.
5. You don't think of "cleavage" the same way everyone else does.
6. You have ever uttered the phrase "have you tried licking it" with no sexual connotations involved
7. You think the primary function of road cuts is tourist attractions.
8. You find yourself compelled to examine individual rocks in driveway gravel.
9. You're planning on using a pick and shovel while you're on vacation.
10. Your internet home page has pictures of your rocks.
11. You will walk across eight lanes of freeway traffic to see if the outcrop on the other side of the highway is the same type of rock as the side you're parked on.
12. You can point out where Tsumeb is on a world globe.
13. The baggage handlers at the airport know you by name and refuse to help with your luggage.
14. You have ever found yourself trying to explain to airport security that a rock hammer isn't really a weapon
15. You never throw away anything.
16. You have ever taken a 22-passenger van over "roads" that were really intended only for cattle
17. You consider a "recent event" to be anything that has happened in the last hundred thousand years
18. You have ever had to respond "yes" to the question, "What have you got in here, rocks?"
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Monday, April 24th, 2006

Time:12:37 pm.
garlic hummus + wheat thins = deliciousness!! that's what i'm having for "breakfast." Then off to the gym for a bit, to work off some of the weekend beer layer. This weekend was a little nuts. I need to remember to go to the gym more. I've been doing pretty well, but the more the better, right? I think i'm gonna buy some big flats of beverages today at costco. I buy too many singles. Buying in bulk would save money. Ah well, either way, i'm doing really good on not eating out all the time and i'm managing to eat pretty healthy too. I still don't eat enough fruits and veggies a day i think, but i'm trying!! Maybe I will get some more healthy yummies today? I'm gonna have to go to the store relatively soon. I made teriyaki noodles last night and forgot to add my snow peas! They were still good (I added broccoli, coliflower, and carrots), but would have been better with the snow peas. I dunno what i'll have tonight. Maybe a salad from costco. They are such a good deal. Or I could make my own salad. Hmm. Decisions.
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Sunday, February 19th, 2006

Subject:Crazy town
Time:3:08 pm.
Mood: content.
I realize it's been over a month since i've posted on here. oops. Quick update: Winter quarter is ridiculous! Structure, plate tectonics, and physics 4. I barely have time to sleep. But it's been a lot of fun so far. I just got over having strep throat, which was horrible. I couldn't sleep for days because of the pain. But now i'm on antibiotics, and it's gone! I can sleep again! Last night there was real weather, it was so nuts. It poured rain all night, and there was thunder and lightning right over us! It was really intense. We were watching Finding Nemo, and there would be huge flashes of lightning, and booms of thunder. Crazy man. I'm all tired now. Maybe I will take a nap? maybe I will go get lunch.... hmm.... decisions. I think lunch. :-) Ta!
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Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Subject:Happy New Year!
Time:5:10 pm.
Mood: excited.
New years was awesome! I just woke up like an hour ago, I was so tired! i stayed out till like, 4am. i could have stayed later, but I was so tired! I hung out with Steph and a bunch of her neighbor friends, and they are all really cool. We started the night out at the E Bar, for drinks an dinner, then went over to Audry's (Steph's neighbor) place. We had drinks and watched the ball drop on TV, and it was a lot of fun. We will hopefully be getting together tomorrow night or the next night to hang out again. That should be awesome fun as well, I think. :-) Downside of all this? Today I have the sniffles! I think this is the tail end of the cold I had, hopefully it will be gone by when we hang out again.

It's raining cats and dogs today! Totally pouring! I'm glad it held off last night, but I wish I wasn't trapped inside. I kinda feel like going and chillin with people, but I don't want to get wet and cold! I think I will just loaf around here, read, watch movies or something. Just rest. I haven't had more than a day of just rest for the past week or so, what with all the Christmas stuff, Grandmom's 80th birthday, and all the other relatives. It will be nice to rest. And I need to rest up for tomorrow or the day after! Gonna have another fun night!
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Monday, December 5th, 2005

Subject:Weird morning!
Time:1:15 pm.
Mood: stressed.
I have had the weirdest morning! At like, seven in the morning, my roommate Crystal asked me if I knew who owned the black truck blocking the drive way. In my semi conscious state I was able to answer no, and go back to sleep. Then at around 7:45 she asks if she can borrow my car to drive to her final, since she can't find the owner of the black truck. I say sure. This is not our usual routine, but things are still within the realm of normality. Then, sometime in the 8 o-clock hour, I start hearing these little knocking noises right by my head, like in the wall. At first I thought Cat was hammering something into the wall, but at 8am? So I try to sleep through it, but it's driving me nuts. I get out of bed to go see if Cat is doing something that would make weird noises, and she's just heading out of her room too. She looks at me and asks about the knocking noises inside the walls. So she wasn't doing it, and I'm not going crazy. We go into my room, and listen to the knocking for a bit, then it moves to a different location in the wall!! There are things fucking living in my walls!! It moved to the wall in the hallway, then to the living room. We were following it, then it started making rattling noises around the heater, and it totally startled us, and we ran to the other side of the room. So we have confirmed that there is probably some kind of animal living in our walls, but the knocking was so loud! What are they, breakdancing metal raccoons?? Tap dancing rats? Perhaps the mice were hanging pictures? I mean what the fuck!? So we sat on the couch listening to the rattling and knocking noises for a few minutes. Then it stops, and we are sitting in the living room, thinking, what, is it dead? hopefully something didn't die in our wall, cause that would be really gross. After a few minutes of discussing what the hell that was, I decide to head back to sleep. All this before 9am! Later in the morning I had to parallel park my car in my PJs, cause Crystal doesn't know how to parallel park. I hope the rest of the day is a little less eventful! I have hardcore finals studying to do!
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Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Subject:trips galore
Time:8:59 pm.
I'm so stoked that my physics midterms don't conflict with the sed-strat trip or geol 18! This quarter is gonna have some cool trips. Sed-strat is taking a 5 day trip to Mexico, all off road! It should be a lot of fun. Geology 18 is going to Big Sur. I'm excited about that one too! Met pet has a little day trip to the other side of Santa Ynez valley. Physics 3 only has one homework assignment due per week, so it's not gonna be all crazy like physics 1 and 2. I hope this is a fun quarter! I dropped anthro, and added the met pet lab. We don't have lab this next week though, which is good cause i have work on Tuesday. I am gonna have to e-mail Paige and tell her I can't work Tuesdays anymore.

I'm not looking forward to getting my wisdom teeth out. ouch.
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Friday, September 16th, 2005

Time:8:44 pm.
Mood: happy.
Yay! Ross is coming to visit this weekend! I haven't seen him since the weekend before Labor Day when we did that cool dim sum stuff. I can't wait! I wish I didn't have this annoying cold though. Especially since, aside from a stuffed up nose and being really sneezey, I feel fine! So I want to do fun stuff, but I don't want my cold to turn into something nasty, so I am restraining myself. And at the worst time! Hopefully it will be totally gone by the time school starts.

Oh yeah, speaking of school, I finally moved my desk over to my apartment. It fit perfectly in the spot I had planned for it, and it looks really good. Mom and I spent a lot of time yesterday cleaning all the dust and spiders off, and oiling all the wood so it looks great. There is only a little warping from water damage, and it's in the back corner so it doesn't really matter. I just need to bring my chair over now. Though mine is kind of big.... Maybe I can find a cheap or free office chair on Craig's list. Man, I wish i didn't have to go back to school so soon! Next Thursday! Yikes! But I guess it will be cool. Even though I have this suckey cold, I can't help but be in a good mood. :-)
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Time:3:29 am.
Mood: tired.
i finally became a member to one of those image hosting websites. It's called www.sutterbook.com, and since it's new ad I am a beta tester basically, I get a free premium account for life. So far I have uploaded a whole bunch of party and geology pics, but I want to upload some from my Europe trip and stuff like that. I just got this account though, so I haven't uploaded that many pics yet. So go check out my gallery here: http://www.shutterbook.com/albums/Usagi2002. And look and lots of cool pictures of fun stuff. I am going to sleep now. I'm exhausted and it's late. Ugh. At lest I don't have work tomorrow.
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Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Subject:The bright side...
Time:1:44 am.
Mike reminded me of a bright spot in all this. Bush's approval rating is down to 36%. I think if it drops below a certain %, he should be forced to resign, and a new election should be held. That would be sweet.
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Subject:Damn Government!
Time:1:35 am.
Mood: cynical.
Can you believe some of the shit (I don't usually swear, but it really is awful stuff) that is being pulled out there in Utah? Military style raids on raves? (http://homepage.mac.com/apexgrin/.Public/fascism.mov) What is going on in this country? This makes me think about the ongoing problems we are facing as a nation. W is leading us in a downward spiral. Right wing conservatives are gaining so much power, they are stripping away our rights! Now people can't even gather and camp in the great outdoors to listen to music and be together, without worrying about the crap getting beat out of them and guns shoved in their face? This is ridiculous. America is facing a dark time. The American people are starting to have enough of it, but creating change is hard, especially when people in power care nothing for others. Protests are being organized, people are speaking out against these atrocities. But will it be enough? Half of the country is brainwashed into believing what the government tells them. People are too lazy or stupid to check the facts. W controls the Christian right. In the name of God, he commits crime after crime against man. I never thought I would live in a country where the leader was so evil. He cares nothing for the environment, for the public good; even life has little value to this man. He is destroying a middle eastern nation, attempting to repeal clean air standards, drill in the Alaskan wildlife reserve. The air quality in LA is better than it has been in years, and he wants to ruin it again. All for money. So big industry can make some more millions. It makes me sick. I'm glad I'm a vegan now. At least the meat and dairy industry won't get anything from me. Disgusting.
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Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Time:2:10 pm.
So, the vegan thing is going pretty well. The other day I ate a bunch of shrimp though, cause we went to this dim sum place in Santa Monica with Ross and Angela, and it was crazy! They would just offer you stuff and you woulnd't know what it was, and you'd take it based on weather it looked good or not. A lot of the stuff was filled with shrimp. But I figure, shrimp is one of the better things to cheat on. I mean, it's not "land meat". I know it's really fatty, but it's just so good. And I had some calimari the other night too. So I'm not doing to great, but I haven't eaten any beef, pork, chicken, or anything like that. And I've barely eaten any cheese or dairy products. So I'm doing pretty good so far. I'm actually really hungry right now. Time for lunch!
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Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Subject:Lifestyle change
Time:12:14 am.
Mood: determined.
News flash! Lifestyle change announcement! My entire family has decided to go plant based. Yup, no more meat, milk, eggs, any of that stuff. Stop scoffing, you people! My mom has to do it for her health, and I want to be supportive. Also, we watched this movie that her cardiologist gave her, and I am totally convinced. So vegan from now on. I doubt i will be able to be that strict though. But no more cow dairy products for sure. If I must eat cheese, it will be goat cheese. And organic. I hope we stick with it this time. Mom really needs to, and i want her to. I didn't eat any animal products today. lets see how long we can keep this up. Luckily seasoned curly fries are vegan. :-D
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Sunday, August 21st, 2005

Time:12:46 am.
OH! I forgot to post the page for the auction in case any of you friends out there who read this want my broken laptop. :-) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6795614777&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1
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Subject:Old Toshiba, may she rest well in someone elses arms!
Time:12:45 am.
Mood: hopeful.
So I don't know if I posted on here about me DRIPPING water on my laptop, but it broke two of the keys. And one of them had to be the enter key! But anyways, got a new laptop now. It's super cool! It's an HP Pavilion zv6000, and it has an 80GB hard drive, 512 MB RAM, a widescreen plasma display, really good speakers (for a laptop) and a DVD burner! it also has a nifty little slot where I can shove my camera memory card in there and download the pictures from it without cables or anything. So sweet!! I thought i'd give some backstory, cause today I posted my old Toshiba satellite 1105 on eBay. I'm hoping to get some $$ for it. I would be super stoked if it reached $100. Some of the other broken laptops were getting like, over $300! But those were nicer. But mine still works! Well, mostly. It was having trouble booting, but I went through and deleted a ton of my files from the hard drive today, and now it seems to boot fine. I tried booting like, 10 times. Even took it off AC power to let the battery run down, and to turn it off all the way, and it still booted fine. So maybe it wasn't really a problem? I dunno. I posted about the auction on the hardware and UCSB communities, just cause it seems like they might be interested. Right now I have one bid for the minimum of $25. Hopefully I will get more! I would be sad to sell it for so low! But i was just gonna give it to Hannah before i decided to sell it. So I guess any money would be more than i would have received. I mean, I did just post it today. And there are 6 days left. I'm sure I will get more bids. *Crosses fingers* v >_< v
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Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Time:11:08 pm.
Mood: depressed.
Well, Uncle Bob died a few days ago. Mom and Dad are in Kansas City right now attending the service. I hate this mortality stuff. There will be another funeral Friday in Ventura that I have to go to. I hate funerals. i hate when people I know die. Can't all my friends and family just live forever and be healthy and happy?
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Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Subject:Whiz Kidz!!
Time:6:01 pm.
Mood: excited.
I just wanted to post about a cool place I just started working. All you parents out there pay extra close attention. This place rocks! Here goes:

Whiz Kidz! *fun*games*learning*

- Whiz Kidz is a new computer gaming and learning center for kidz ages 3-18.
- Kidz can be dropped off for hourly play for $6-8 per hour -- ONLY $6 AFTER 6PM!
- More than 150 popular and educational games for the PC, XBOX, and Macintosh for kidz to play.
- 22 stations, state of the art equipment, fun atmosphere

Grand Opening is this weekend!
Registration during grand opening weekend of August 12-14 enters you into a drawing to WIN A FREE XBOX!!

Summer Hours:
Sunday 1pm-6pm
Tues-Thurs 11am-8pm
Friday 11am-10pm
Saturday 11am-10pm

This is an awesome affordable alternative to baby sitters. Want to go out to dinner? Need to run some errands? No problem! We've got it covered. And YOU decide what games your kidz are allowed to play! And the kidz aren't just left to play alone. The staff (such as myself) is always interacting and helping your little gamers as much as possible. We will teach them how to play, help them if they are stuck, and just talk about what they are interested in. Our goal is for the kidz to learn and have fun!

We also have graphic art, digital music, and digital movie workshops. And you can sign up for tutoring in a variety of subjects (math, science, English, languages, etc.)

I would like to list all the games here, but there are a whole lot to list. We have the newest Movie and Cartoon themed games, Action and RPGs, Sports games, Preschool games, Educational games, and even Dance Dance revolution. So if you are interested, stop on by to play or get more info! And if you happen to come across one of our fliers, they are worth one hour of free play!

We are located in the Turnpike Shopping Center (Turnpike Rd. and Hollister - next door to Captain Video.) I hope to see you there!

phone: 805-696-WHIZ (9449)
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Friday, August 12th, 2005

Time:2:26 pm.
Mood: bored.
Grand opening of Whiz Kidz today! I wonder if it's ok to wear torn jeans.... I suppose I should wear nicer jeans just so parents think better of us. Le sigh. I hope all goes well. We are raffling off an Xbox. That should be cool. I wish employees could enter the raffle! But I have nothing to do till then. So bored. And I cant do anything that would take to long, cause my shift starts at 6pm. How annoying!
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Monday, July 25th, 2005

Time:1:41 am.
Mood: content.
I am learning to surf! I know I have said this many times, but this time I am actually doing it. You know why it's different this time? Because this time I have surfing buddies. Cadi and Steph are learning to surf too. I went out with yesterday, and Cadi and I went out today too. We cought a few waves, and today I even managed to stand up. :-D However, there is a darker undertone to this tale.... I got stung by a jellyfish! I huuuuge one, with a purple ring and radiating stripes on the top! I was paddling and my hand landed right on it, then when i turned around to get away, my foot hit it. But the sting wasn't too bad. Just one patch of swelling on my hand, and then the top of my foot was covered in little red bumps. The lifegaurd gave me some stuff for the sting, and that made the pain go away, so it was no big deal. The swelling is totally gone now. I just thought it was exciting news to report.

The weather has been really really nice recently, and it has put me in a wonderful mood. Whiz Kidz is still the most awsome job ever. I am totally lucky to have found it! Yesterday was free play day, so it was a taste of what the regular job will be like. Aside from the lack of air conditioning, it was a lot of fun. Some of these kids are so funny. I was involved in a lengthy and detailed conversation about Batman with some little boy. I got to hear about several episodes involving Penguin, the Joker, and Clayface in way more detail than necessary. It was fun though. I guess that's all I have to say. Summer is my favorite season!
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Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Time:1:14 am.
Mood: geeky.
Priscilla just molted for the first time in my care! I didn't see it happen, which is a shame, but i found the husk in her enclosure, and saw her all shiny and new. This is so cool! Now I have to wait a week or so I think, before I start feeding her again and change her bedding. It takes them a while to harden up again. I totally knew she was gonna molt soon, since she hadn't been eating for a really long time. I'm glad it finally happened! I was getting worried that she was sick or dying or something. I put her old husk in a CD jewel case. It looks really cool! None of the legs fell off or anything. It all stayed together. I am totally stoked. Haha, I can't wait to tell Justine!
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Sunday, July 10th, 2005

Subject:jobs and more jobs
Time:11:02 pm.
Mood: excited.
Whiz Kidz is shaping up great! Today we splatter painted the floor and ate pizza. On the 20th we go to the zoo for Zoovies, and set up and play games. The 23rd, is free play day, and I think the doors open on August 11th or somewhere around there. I am so stoked! I also got another job at Mesa Produce. I figured I needed one for the weekdays. It will be interesting to see how that goes. It sounds like it will be pretty mindless cashier stuff and arranging produce. I think it will be nice to have something a little physical. I start Tuesday morning at 8am. Oh man, that's early. Hopefully it's just that early for training, and not every day. We shall see!
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