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Sunday, November 15th, 2009
4:48 pm
Off to Vegas tomorrow.
Thursday, August 6th, 2009
7:09 pm
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
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...

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
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
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?


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.

, you're now logged in!

Below you'll find your test result. After, continue on to your homescreen to discover what we're about.

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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You scored higher than 99% on evilness

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You scored higher than 99% on romance

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You scored higher than 99% on tragic

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You scored higher than 99% on comic
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
Luke Skywalker
Princess Leia
Han Solo
Lando Calrissian
Anakin Skywalker
Qui-Gon Jinn
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)

Click here to take the Star Wars Personality Test

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
Monday, March 20th, 2006
5:44 pm
Kermit the Frog
You scored 64% Organization, 55% abstract, and 77% extroverted!
This test measured 3 variables.

First, this test measured how organized you are. Some muppets like Cookie Monster make big messes, while others like Bert are quite anal about things being clean.

Second, this test measured if you prefer a concrete or an abstract viewpoint. For the purposes of this test, concrete people are considered to gravitate more to mathematical and logical approaches, whereas abstract people are more the dreamers and artistic type.

Third, this test measured if you are more of an introvert or an extrovert. By definition, an introvert concentrates more on herself and an extrovert focuses more on others. In this test an introvert was somebody that either tends to spend more time alone or thinks more about herself.

You are mostly organized, both concrete and abstract, and more extroverted.

Here is why are you Kermit the Frog.

You are both somewhat organized. You have a good idea where you put things and you probably keep your place reasonably clean. You aren't totally obsessed with neatness though. Kermit is also reasonably tidy. He'll even dress up for interviews.

You both are sometimes concrete and sometimes abstract thinkers. Kermit spends a lot of his time as a reporter collecting facts, but he is also the author of the dreamy song "The Rainbow Connection." You have a good balance in your life. You know when to be logical at times, but you also aren't afraid to explore your dreams and desires... within limits of course.

You are both extroverts. Kermit gets along with everyone. Sure a few folks annoy him, but that's just because they are annoying. Kermit likes to meet new people when he does his job as a street reporter. You definitely enjoy the company of others, and you don't have problems meeting new people... in fact you probably look forward to it. You are willing to take charge when necessary or work as part of a team.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, Kermit starred on Sesame Street years before The Muppet Show.

The other possible characters are
Oscar the Grouch
Big Bird
Cookie Monster
The Count
Guy Smiley

If you enjoyed this test, I would love the feedback! Also if you want to tell me your favorite Sesame Street character, I can total them up and post them here. Perhaps your choice will win!

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 69% on Organization

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You scored higher than 61% on concrete-abstra

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You scored higher than 88% on intro-extrovert
Link: The Your SESAME STREET Persona Test written by greencowsgomoo on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
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