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I got into Iowa State... I won't have to be a professional hippie now.

Reading list of 2009

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Skeletons at the Feast
Picnic, Lightening.
Shashank Redemption
The stranger
The Magic Mountain
Invisible man
Johhny Got His Gun
A Picture of Dorian Grey
A Separate Peace
College Girl
White Oleander
A Secret Garden
The 2nd and 3rd Traveling pants books
This Lullaby
The Truth about Forever
Just Listen
That Summer
Sloppy Firsts
13 Little Blue Envelopes
Dante's Inferno
God In Search of Man
Second Helpings
Charmed Thirds
Fourth Comings
A Farewell to Arms
The Great Gatsby
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
War and Peace
Crime and Punishment
The Iliad
The Odyessy
Les Miserables
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

My resolution is to at least read 100 pages of each of these books before the year is out. Any suggestions of other books to read?

I really like...

that when the shit hits the fan, I have friends to be there for me.

Writer's Block: Under the Same Sign

Today is chockfull of celebrity birthdays—Brad Pitt, Keith Richards, Christina Aguilera, and more. What celebrities do you share your birthday with? Do you find any similarities between you and those who share your birthday?
I share a birthday with Richard Nixon. Neither of us are crooks, and if I was going to lie, I would definitely make up the most unbelievable story ever, I mean if I knew I was going to be caught anyway.

Writer's Block: Traditional Pursuits

There are a lot of things we see most often in December, like caroling, potato latkes, mistletoe, mulled wine, eggnog, and returning gifts. What's your favorite holiday tradition?
Food. any type of food. Chanukah has really good food because it's all about frying and oil and stuff so latkes, doughnuts, and other deep fried lovelies are involved. It's like the state fair, but in winter.

Writer's Block: Tales from the Registers

Whether you call it Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day, today is going to be a long day for those who work in retail. The customer might always be right in the store, but here on LJ let's hear some stories about times when the customer was wrongedy wrong wrong.
one time someone brought in a pair of pants with a HUGE paint stain on it, and we told them "there's practically no way we can get this out, we can try, but you're very likely to get this pair of pants back pressed and smelling like downy softener, no less paint than before, do you still want us to try?" and they were like "yes" and of course we took his pants and tried the best we could to get the stain out, but to no avail. Then the guy comes in and pretty much throws a fit because we couldn't get the paint stain out and I go "I'm sorry, we tried, there was no guarantee I'll take 20% off of your order for you" and he starts going "you, you specifically, told me that it would be free if you didn't get the stain out" I was like "oh, you're right" and I just put his invoice on the "not paid" rack and let him think he got his pants done for free. he never came back in the time that I worked there.

Writer's Block: Annals of Animal Warfare

Putting the laws of time and plausiblity aside, picture a battle between the megalodon (a prehistoric shark with a six-foot jaw span) and a giant squid (reported to be the size of a school bus). Who would win?
megalodon. it would totally eat the squid in like two bites.

Writer's Block: Nature Gone Wild

Field mice always sleep facing northwest. Kangaroos can't walk backwards. Female hyenas have penises. Let's face it, nature is weird. What's the strangest thing you know about the animal kingdom?
The platypus. it's a mammal with webbed feet and a duck bill. it has to swim to get around but doesn't have gills, so it has to live, at least some of the time on land. I always wonder why this is something that hasn't died out.


I'm going to miss Noah SO much. I'm going to miss this play so much. I don't think I've ever been so attached to a play. ever. the whole way home I was crying.