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Hey there.

November 22nd, 2007 (12:27 am)
current location: My couch.
Hearing:: "Put a Penny in the Slot"- Fionn Regan


My attempts to speak in lolcat fail, obviously. Also, hi everyone!

You see, I'm updating because I decided to create a new livejournal (since this one hasn't seen human contact in more than half a year); but then I realized that that is lame, because I can just start updating this one again. That way, I wouldn't have to re-add everyone, recreate my layout, et cetera. So... hooray? Yes. I just don't want to abandon elljay completely. Having a basic account after having a paid account is rather distressing, though. But, it appears the advertisements that plague most basic accounts haven't found me yet! Hah! That is some bullshit by the way; putting ads on people's journals is awful. I mean, ads on websites in general piss me off, but on actual journals? Guhhh.

Anyway, I won't make a long & detailed list of my summer vacation/beginning of the year exploits, and instead I'll just give the highlights:

I was in a terrible production of Into the Woods this summer, despite the fact that it was with the Willows Theatre Company, which is usually incredible. That was rather disappointing.

But the, at the end of summer vacation, I went on a road trip to Seattle with my friend Tyler to see the preview shows of Young Frankenstein (which was completely incredible, by the way), and basically just hang out in the most glorious city west of New York. Also, it was quite fantastic to have someone like Tyler to help me stalk Sutton Foster/Roger Bart/Megan Mullally. It was pretty fantastic. But then school started 3 days later.

Now: JUNIOR YEAR. Gahhh, I have no energy anymore. Taking AP Psychology, AP US History, AP Language/Composition, French 3 Honors, Pre-Calculus, and Chemistry plus being a president of Red Cross Club, belonging to several other clubs, plus being on the improv team, plus devoting 3 hours after school to the drama production... basically, I implode daily. Which is partially due to my constant meltdowns concerning college admission. It's bizarre to think that some people I know arn't even thinking about it... wow. But anyway, yes, I survive on miniscule amounts of sleep, supplemented by semi-dangerous amounts of caffeine. Yay.

But, anyway, it's THANKSGIVING BREAK this week (well, only 4 days are left, but...), which is fantastic. Me and my family (plus Tyler) were going to go to L.A. over break, but various family emergencies prevented that from happening... so, I'm stuck in Benicia for all of break, which kind of sucks, but I've managed to make it vaguely amusing. Like purchasing the entire first season of Flight of the Conchords on DVD! Yay! It's my absolute favorite new show (note the icon).

So, yes. How are you all (my collective LJ flist)?


Posted by: Laura (crazygonenuts)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)

Eh, I'm pretty good. I'm one of about fifteen on my campus (yay for going to college 2,000 miles away), but it's snowing outside and it's AMAZING, so it's all good.

Haven't seen/talked to you in a while, Ashley--good to see you back on LJ! I miss all y'all in California, where they say it's 65 degrees today.

Posted by: Mecilia/Ashley (deadlyviper)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)

Wow, snow? What is that? The 65 degree almost-winter "cold" here is a little ridiculous. I wish that it could snow here at least once. That would be so glorious.

So, how are you liking college? Is it crazy/exciting?

Posted by: Laura (crazygonenuts)
Posted at: November 23rd, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)

It's this weird white fluff that sometimes falls from the sky. Like little spots of lace.

And college is both crazy and exciting. I mean, I have to worry about doing my own laundry! What is this madness?

But, yeah, it's cool. Independence, w00t w00t. Also, eating every meal on a tray. And living 200 yards from where I take classes.

But it's definitely a million times better than public high school. Don't kill yourself over it--they'll beat you over the head with COLLEGE COLLEGE GO TO COLLEGE OR ELSE YOU'RE A MISERABLE FAILURE for the next year or so, but it's not something over which to completely twist yourself into knots. Just write essays early (and revise them A LOT), make sure you're keeping your grades up, and don't worry too much about volunteering for a million things you don't actually care about. I actually wrote a short paragraph about YPPA on my college app for "extracurricular activity that was meaningful" and St. Olaf seemed to like it enough to admit me.

Posted by: Mecilia/Ashley (deadlyviper)
Posted at: November 23rd, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
Druggie!House. <3

God, I'm so excited about going to college year after next. Ahhhh, wow.

St. Olaf's is in Michigan, right? Or is it Minnesota? I think you told me, but I can't remember.

Posted by: Laura (crazygonenuts)
Posted at: November 23rd, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)


Posted by: the one from underground. (taughtjohnuh)
Posted at: November 23rd, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
[Michael Bublé] OH NOES.




My mom is so excited that her favorite little Polak is coming.

Posted by: Mecilia/Ashley (deadlyviper)
Posted at: November 23rd, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)

Yay New York!
I'm so excited!

I was going to correct you, and say that it's spelled "pollack", but then I looked it up, and you're right. Lawl. How enlightening.

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