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    Sunday, November 15th, 2009
    4:48 pm
    Off to Vegas tomorrow.
    Thursday, August 6th, 2009
    7:09 pm
    Wow.
    For what the movies were, the only two-movie combo for a director that was better for my money than The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off would be Coppolla's first two Godfather movies.

    R.I.P., John Hughes.

    Current Mood: sad
    Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
    10:39 pm
    Exams
    Done with exams.

    Think they went as well as I could reasonably expect, overall.

    However, it's probably a bad thing that I'm hung over at 10pm ... oh well.

    So I get a break until January 5th ... longest break away from something I've had since I was unemployed four years ago. I'm not sure I'll know what to do with myself.
    Monday, October 6th, 2008
    1:15 am
    Stolen/Borrowed from Adam and Minda
    For the sake of something non-school related:

    Comment with your name and I'll tell you something I like about you.

    Afterward, copy and paste this into your own journal, so I may do the same!
    Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
    7:40 pm
    will only make sense for you sports fans, but...
    17.

    After the atrocity that was last season, it's awfully sweet to see.
    Thursday, June 5th, 2008
    5:36 pm
    November 20, 1925 - June 6, 1968.
    Although the formal day of death was June 6th, it was on June 5th that the assassination actually occured.

    "Some men see things as they are and say why; I dream things that never were and say why not."

    Rest in peace, Robert Kennedy.
    Friday, May 16th, 2008
    7:07 pm
    Well...
    I have accepted an offer to go to Northeastern for law in the fall, and have received the financial aid package which confirms I am able to go.

    Needless to say, I'm pretty excited.

    Current Mood: happy
    Thursday, March 13th, 2008
    8:07 pm
    Well....
    Financial aid is still a question, but I got accepted into my first law school today.

    It's not my first choice school, but it is an acceptance, and takes a lot of the stress out of the actual application process (University of Dayton, for the record).

    So the long and the short of it now is, I may still go 1 for 11, but I won't go 0 for 11!

    Current Mood: excited
    Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
    7:03 pm
    A few words...
    on politics.

    I consider myself a liberal Democrat, for the most part. Over the last several years, however, I have had my convictions move to the background while becoming a firm believer in realpolitick, of doing what must be done. A large part of the reason for that is that politicians have become so homogenized, one being indistinguishable from another. Even the insurgencies led by some members of the party in primaries has done nothing for me. I laughed off Bill Bradley, was turned off by Howard Dean. I have found myself morphing into someone who cared about politics intellectually, but who had no particular emotional connection to it at all - which is not who I was when I was young.

    I am excited about Barack Obama.

    Compromise without compromising all principles. Uplifting the dialogue of the debate while still having the debate itself. Trying to inspire every American to be something better than they are now, to encourage them to be a part of something bigger than they are now - these words resonate with a part of me that I subconsciously thought I had discarded after years of frustration with the choices presented to me. In part, that is because Mr. Obama possesses a sincerity that most politicians either do not possess or are unable to convey. As he said to Mrs. Clinton in the debate on Saturday, "Words do matter."

    And they do matter - most of the candidates in any election present ideas that are not terribly new or fresh. It is the way in which the dialogue about those issues is framed that can be new and fresh. Much of America has checked out of politics not out of a sudden inspiration to do so, but rather by a steady erosion of their spirit, a sapping of their will by campaign after campaign that played to the lowest common denominator, campaign after campaign that denigrated them by saying that they were not bright enough or skilled enough to reach to a higher standard.

    It is for that reason that I believe that a candidate with a message of hope can build a consensus that crosses party lines. It is for that reason that I feel a candidate who can inspire can help bridge some of the artificial divides created by interest groups on either edge of the political spectrum. It is for that reason I find myself considering volunteering for a campaign for the first time in my voting career.

    My political ideal is Bobby Kennedy. He ended all of his stump speeches with the same paraphrased quote: "Some men see things as they are and ask, 'Why'? I dream of things that could be and ask, 'Why not?'" I hear echoes of this reach for something more in Obama's campaign message - and I find I am allowing myself to hope again. I am allowing myself to hope that politics can be something more than simply choosing the least distasteful option, that it can be working with someone to try and make a difference.

    I will not tell anyone they should vote for a specific candidate - obviously, I think you should vote for Obama, but I understand differing views. I will tell you, however, to try and find someone who can inspire you, too. Try to find someone who you can walk into a poll to vote for and walk out feeling good about yourself. Try to find this person, because I can tell you that if you feel about that candidate the way that I feel about mine, you will find yourself energized and revitalized about the political process.

    And that, I believe, is the most important result of a good political campaign.
    Saturday, December 15th, 2007
    12:41 am
    What color is your soul painted?

    Blue

    Your soul is painted the color blue, which embodies the characteristics of peace, patience, understanding, health, tranquility, protection, spiritual awareness, unity, harmony, calmness, coolness, confidence, dependability, loyalty, idealism, tackiness, and wisdom. Blue is the color of the element Water, and is symbolic of the ocean, sleep, twilight, and the sky.

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    Sunday, November 4th, 2007
    7:31 pm
    Well, after watching the game, I really have no idea how the Patriots managed to win.

    None at all.
    Saturday, October 20th, 2007
    1:04 am
    So, got my LSAT scores back. Got a 168, which is in the 96th percentile for test takers. (For anyone that is not test-taking inclined, that means I scored in the top 4% of all people taking the test).

    I'm on Cloud 9 right now.

    Current Mood: thrilled
    Thursday, September 6th, 2007
    1:57 am
    Hey, it amuses me.

    Your Score: House Targaryen


    72% Dominant, 63% Extroverted, 54% Trustworthy



    Ancient. Noble. Passionate to the point of insanity. Transcending lesser beings, you are of House Targaryen.

    You are a dominant personality—in fact, you are the most dominant of all eight house types. You will not suffer yourself to be ignored. You will not suffer yourself to be ruled. The phrase "I will not suffer myself to _____!" was practically made for you. You are willful, arrogant, and exceedingly dangerous to screw with. With a temper like yours, anyone stupid enough to saunter into your line of fire won’t soon forget their mistake.

    You are also extroverted, which means that everyone in the world knows exactly what your intentions are. Unlike your cohorts (who hide behind smiles and courtesies and court politics), you think of it as your birthright to come riding in on an enormous dragon, breathing fire and fucking your siblings. Hey, what you lack in subtlty, you make up in style!

    Finally, you are trustworthy. Your absurd amounts of power and borderline psychosis are not used unjustly. Unlike many, your general aims are just and true. You we bred for rule, and the fact that you cannot rest until you are doing so is not your fault. If you make up your mind, it becomes reality. Never one for empty threats or vainglorious lies, you can only speak the truth. And the truth is "fire and blood."

    Representative characters include: Daenerys Stormborn, Rhaegar Targaryen, and Viserys Targaryen

    Similar Houses: Baratheon, Lannister,and Tully

    Opposite House: Frey

    When playing the game of thrones, you play it to the death.

    Link: The Song of Ice and Fire House Test written by Geeky_Stripper on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test


    Current Mood: amused
    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
    6:35 pm
    Looking for input.
    Ok, folks. I'm thinking nowadays that I'm going to try and go to law school.

    This is not entirely out of left field - when I was young, being a lawyer was tops on my list of things to do. However, there is a specifc about it that I'm looking for ideas on.

    My GPA in my undergraduate days was HARDLY stellar - pretty much dead on a 3.0, which for higher learning isn't anything to write home about. On the flip side, I should be able to score VERY well on the LSAT, which weighs about equally to GPA at most law schools.

    So, my debate is to try and improve the GPA before applying, or to take the plunge sooner. Either I apply to go in for the fall of 2008 or the fall of 2009, depending on whether I decide to work on the GPA first.

    What do you all think? Do I put it off the year to take classes to give myself a better shot at getting into a better school? Downside to that is that it's another year of me spinning my wheels and more chances for procrastination. Or, do I try to go for fall of '08? Downside to that is that I am not in a terribly good position to get into some of the schools I would really like to go to.

    I have a leaning, but I'm curious to see what other people think before I share that.

    Current Mood: thoughtful
    Saturday, February 24th, 2007
    9:43 pm
    This is cooler to me than I can possibly describe.





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    King Lear
    You scored 18 evilness, 18 romance, 45 tragic, and 27 comic!
    Aging king of ancient Britain, King Lear splits his kingdom between his two evil daughters and banishes his one good daughter. Lear is blind to people's true natures and ultimately suffers great tragedy and pain.




    My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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    Link: The Shakespeare Character Test written by mandi_g on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test


    Current Mood: amused
    Friday, September 8th, 2006
    2:25 pm
    So my Uncle Ulle passed away yesterday evening as a result of his cancer.

    Those that know me well know what my relationship with him was; for those that do not, I will perhaps explain at some later point when I'm better able to express myself.

    I have mixed feelings about this - on the one hand, I'm relieved that he is no longer suffering. On the other, I'll obviously miss him terribly.

    It looks like the funeral will be next Saturday. Anyone who really wants more details can contact me to get them.

    Matt, I don't think I'm going to drop by tonight - too much on the mind, obviously.
    Wednesday, June 14th, 2006
    6:37 pm
    Happy Birthday, eevieivy.
    Wednesday, May 17th, 2006
    6:58 pm
    Can't say I'm terribly surprised...
    Your results:
    You are Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Obi-Wan Kenobi
    68%
    Luke Skywalker
    64%
    Princess Leia
    64%
    Yoda
    64%
    Padme
    64%
    Han Solo
    61%
    Lando Calrissian
    59%
    Anakin Skywalker
    57%
    Chewbacca
    56%
    Qui-Gon Jinn
    56%
    You are civilized, calm, and
    have a good sense of humor,
    even when those around you don't.
    You can hold your own in a fight,
    but prefer it when things
    don't get too exciting.


    (This list displays the top 10 results out of a possible 21 characters)


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    Current Mood: amused
    Saturday, April 1st, 2006
    4:07 pm
    Addendum to the previous post:
    Yes, I know it's April Fool's Day.

    No, that was NOT a joke.
    4:03 pm
    Because I know so many of you appreciate Engrish...
    From DVD liner notes on a Taiwanese DVD:

    The Swarm - "Monsters by the millions, and they are all for real! Excel to take the director of the disaster condition the text, once the successfully be responsible for the Neptunian number and skyscraper conflagration of a the action in the drama part, and have to feel the elephant of the public soul with result, have the authentic fact conduct and actions the basis, persons the details that match wits also there is certain science can't he stunt of the letter, high also increased then that penetrate everywhere."

    I have no idea what this is saying, but I suspect it must be one of the most incredible, profound things ever written.

    Current Mood: amused
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