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December 24, 2010

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Oy. perpetually confused I wouldn’t have it any other way.

just because.

 

it’s a good thing December 14, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniejenmarie @ 6:14 am

I can trick myself into believing anything.

Like I don’t need or even like sleep. Or that Rockstar is a healthy midnight beverage. Or that I like studying so much that I’m willing to wake up at 5 am to finish cramming for my 3 finals tomorrow. Almost over, almost over, it’s almost over.

Things should be edited. I should do more editing. This is going to happen soon for after Thursday I will again have time.

on a side note: I am the most thankful for my personal ethics. regardless of right or wrong in the world which I have hardly a clue as to how to determine. At least I have standards that I can uphold. If you don’t know where you stand in regards to you, how can you begin to understand where you are in the world?

 

Brace yourself December 10, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniejenmarie @ 5:23 am

This one is going to be a long one.

A list is such a nice way to organize. In fact I am an habitual list maker, I enjoy having some plan for the day mapped out even though I rarely stick to it.

Thus, I feel that the end of the year warrants a top ten list just as a wrap up of the greatest things in my year.

10. 91.7

The only radio station that plays songs I want to hear; songs I haven’t heard too many times. Thanks to the millions of people who suggested 91.7, you have made early part of this year and lack of cd capabilities in Luanne bearable!

9.Dexter

Dexter is number 9 only because it’s not exclusive to this year. In fact, I’ve been watching Dexter for a few years now, but it’s so good I can’t help include it anyways. I adore Julia Stiles she’s a great addition, but I still miss Rita. Each season continues to surprise me.

8. Shiner Holiday Cheer

Tasty. How has this not happened to me before this year?

7. 99.5 The Wolf

I love the people I work with. They are all great. The job itself isn’t too bad, but it’s mostly the people and the consistent flood of fascinating wolf listeners that make going to work perpetually interesting.

6.Boardwalk Empire

Steve Buscemi is such a badass. Too much of this list is composed of TV, but I just can’t help it. This series is amazing and I really like the character development as well as the attention to detail Boardwalk Empire provides.

5. How I Met Your Mother

Thanks to the millions of re-runs brought to you by CBS and it’s affiliates Clack and I have watched a shameless amount of this show. It’s charming, hilarious, and most of all well written. I wish that I had more seasons, or a complete season to watch.

4.Graduation

I’m putting this one at 4 because I’m still leery about the whole might not find a job in the middle of a recession thing. Also, college is hectic, but comfortable. The real world seems strange, scary, and most of all exciting. Now on to whatever is next!

3. The Rangers!

Goooooo Rangers! We didn’t win the World Series, but I’ll take it!

2. Hahn- Rhetoric and politics

Amazing class, amazing textbook, amazing last semester. I’m glad this was my last rhetoric class and even more pleased that Hahn was the textbook choice and Treat was my professor. Hahn was informative and concise, but his writing is so down to earth I almost felt he was talking directly to me.

1. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

Oh man, if you know me then you should know by now I love this album. Actually, if you know me then I’m sure I’ve already forced you to listen to it and I’m sure you now love it too. This album is happiness. Also, one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen.

And now some more lists of sorts.

Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Instructions: copy this into your NOTES. Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety. Italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read only an excerpt. Tag other book nerds.

Really just 6? Such low expectations.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series (1-7) – JK Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6 The Bible – God

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

11 Little Women – Louisa Mae Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (maybe not all, but a whole lot)

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk

18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis

34 Emma -Jane Austen

35 Persuasion – Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis

37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne

41 Animal Farm – George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving

45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding

50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel

52 Dune – Frank Herbert

53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

50 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt

64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville

71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

72 Dracula – Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses – James Joyce

76 The Inferno – Dante

77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

78 Germinal – Emile Zola

79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

80 Possession – AS Byatt

81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker

84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

87 Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

94 Watership Down – Richard Adams

95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Ronald Dahl

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

 

Sometimes December 4, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniejenmarie @ 9:35 pm

you just aren’t there.

it’s okay. I wouldn’t be somewhere I didn’t want to be either. sometimes you can only say the same thing so many ways before I just don’t care to hear it anymore. I get it. Leave it alone, you can’t apologize for some things.

I’d like to say it was for a reason, but I don’t believe things happen for  reasons. Nope, I think things just happen sometimes. And it just so happens that this just didn’t happen. Too bad I can’t happen into feeling less disappointed.

car’s broken. I’m beginning to think that I am not allowed to have nice things. It’s not in the cards. Although, if it were in the cards then I’d be acknowledging that things happen for a reason. Perhaps, I’m just really prone to buying broken things. At least it’s kinda fixed for the time being-it could be worse.

I should remember: bad things happen to people. I am a person. Thus,  bad things happen to me. It’s a basic syllogism. good things happen to people. I am a person. Therefore, good things happen to me. It’s science the word kind.

The Journal of the mental environment:

http://www.adbusters.org/gallery/spoofads