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Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and other say, " Nay, sorrow is the greater." But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

-The Prophet- Kahlil Gibran

One word to describe me- passionate. I'm not mediocre in my feelings. Some may call me naive or idealistic and I'm fine with that- there's so much in life that's beautiful and I'd hate to lose sight of that. Ultimately, I want to know my life had meaning and that I wasn't just a waste of space.



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Posted on May 07, 2007 @ 1:11 pm
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wow I guess that guy is a lot more serious than I thought about getting me to Spain! He needs my cv asap.

I'm excited and it's a great opportunity.. but it's not the Peace Corps... so I have mixed feelings for sure.
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Posted on April 15, 2007 @ 10:40 pm
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[ mood | grumpy ]

oh my goodness, just shoot me now. these allergies freaking SUCK

ps- the Stephan and Damian Marley concert ROCKED :D

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13 Going on 30? [
Posted on April 12, 2007 @ 12:39 pm
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[ mood | weird ]

I'm still debating whether I'm flattered or insulted.. I think a little of both.

Last night at work one of the girls was asking me if I knew who Vanessa Hudgens was. I guess she meant it as a comparison thing, because she said right after that no no I wasn't Vanessa, I was Baby V. Then she goes, how old are you anyway? I said 23 and she was surprised! I asked her why? And she said she thought I was maybe 20, at the very oldest 21. Then one of the guys started laughing because he said he thought I was 16!! :o I said woah, wait, do I really act that young??? And they both said no, it's that I look very young... which is good right? It means I'm aging well?? 21 I can handle, but 16????? I'm going to be 24 this summer :( mid 20s brrk

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I'll be home for Christmas.... [
Posted on December 18, 2006 @ 4:29 pm
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OK so first things first.

The crazy storm last week ended up knocking out all of Federal Way's power. Our house had no power for about two days. It went out Thursday night and came back on Saturday night. We stayed up to watch the storm, convinced the big tree in front would fall over. It didn't, but it did lift sideways with the wind, and half the roots came up. It was so surreal to watch this huge tree almost topple over... Another smaller tree in the front yard is now leaning agaist the fence. In the backyard two big trees fell. We were lucky they didn't fall too much on the house. We spent Friday cutting up branches and tree trunks and trying to clean up the mess a bit.

And there was a huge mess. Trees and branches everywhere, signs blown away, no lights anywhere, which meant no traffic lights which meant huge traffic lines. And then we had the freezing temps. We were really lucky to have a gas stove, so we could at least have hot food and boil water for baths.

Yesterday morning I was scraping ice off my car and NOW, I'm in Texas, in 80F weather... in the sun.. only my Grandpa Ben knew I was going to be down here (I just got the ticket last week) and so he helped me surprise everyone. Their faces were priceless. :D

I'll write more later- we're going to a posada.
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Posted on November 28, 2006 @ 12:49 am
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Hooray it's snowing! So far it's about 5 inches I think which is a lot for Seattle in one afternoon! And then this week it's supposed to be freezing temps.

some bad news- Gustavo was coming home from work and is now stuck on I-5 since it's all iced over. I hope they go through soon and sand the roads. Esp since it's supposed to be worse in the morning (duh)

We went walking around right now in the snow at night, I took pics which I'll post another time.

soooooooo glad I just bought snow boots ^_^
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Posted on March 25, 2006 @ 1:07 pm
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[ mood | sick ]

I am soooooooooooo hungover! Earl's killed me.

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Posted on February 07, 2006 @ 5:36 pm
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I got a call this morning from a cell phone in India.
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Posted on December 02, 2005 @ 10:04 pm
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So today I volunteered at the One Life Experience, hosted by World Vision. It was amazing, and so powerful! You're given an mp3 player, and you then step into the life of one of four children living in Africa. Towards the end you have to go to the clinic to get tested for HIV, and seriously, when I was walking though as Olivia, I did *not* want to go in, I could feel the dread, the hesitation, knowing they could not have good news for me and yet still hoping.

After I had walked through, they had me and another girl taking turns in the clinic. We sat in a small dark booth, stamping + or - on hands... and that was just as powerful as the walk through. Sitting there, you are just hit with how enormous this thing really is. Over 50% of people are infected, and this was made sooooo clear; I stamped more +s than -s.. people would walk in the door, and see me, and smile uncertainly, and I could see instantly if they were positive... when their turn came to go to the window, so quiet and hopeful... I just kept wishing more -s would come through..

If you're positive, you have to go sit in the corner until someone negative comes by and takes your hand and walks out with you. When I was sitting there.. it was horrible! Everyone was positive, no one was taking my hand... You learn the isolation HIV infected people and orphaned children experience... so many myths.. ignorance...

Anyways. It's a powerful experience. Tomorrow is the last day it's here in Seattle, it's free for everyone, so GO CHECK IT OUT!!! You won't regret it.

Go here for more info.
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Balance? [
Posted on August 22, 2005 @ 1:44 pm
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God was missing for six days.
Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired of God. "Where have you been?"

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm going to call it
Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance."

"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.

God explained, pointing to different parts of earth. "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over there I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things," God continued pointing to different countries. "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said, "What's that one?"

"Ah," said God "That's Washington State, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, plains, and coulees. The people from Washington State are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the world.
They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats, and carriers of peace."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance."

God smiled,

"There is another Washington...wait
until you see the idiots I put there."
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Posted on February 18, 2005 @ 11:43 am
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So I was watching that old tv show Step By Step, and it was the one where they went to Disneyland and that guy tried to break the record of most rides visited or something because the record holder was Russian and they wanted to bring the title back to American soil. He's running around wearing red, white, and blue and carrying an American flag and the whole time I was like.. ??? Red scare???

So then like the nerd that I am, I looked up when the episode aired and it was in 1996, which was also the year of Russian presidential elections, and it was only a few years after the Soviet collapse so it makes sense.

Anyways, I just thought it was kinda cool how American politics were weaved into the plot and that we can see a bit of history and follow popular sentiments just by watching old tv shows. I wonder what trends we'll see 10 years from now when we look back at the tv shows of today.
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Posted on February 08, 2005 @ 11:25 am
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So I have 50 invites for gmail, anybody want one?????
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Posted on January 22, 2005 @ 9:18 pm
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The conference was today. "Undergraduate Conference on Globalization: American Empire and the New World Disorder." I have to admit, it was really cool. I'm always amazed at the intelligence of some of my peers. I saw an old friend who I went to junior high with and haven't seen too much of since high school. She looks great and spoke so eloquently and really just blew away the audience. Her topic wasn't really something I'm too familiar with- Soviet nostalgia and USSR history and current politics in that area.

I did well too, if I do say so myself. I love the topic I have and it's something that still has so much potential for research. I got a ton of questions at the end and comments and people kept saying it was great that I was brave enough and willing to talk on my subject. Lol that's a bit funny, but I guess they meant it could potentially be a hot topic... or something like that. :P And I had even cut out all the most shocking and graphic parts of my paper.

I'm a bit proud of myself, I was so nervous! I kept moving away from the mic cuz I didn't want everyone to hear my voice shaking lol but nobody seemed to notice. But it's a really great feeling to speak on something that I'm passionate about and to see a visible reaction in the audience as I speak- to see people nodding and really actively listening, and then to get such a reaction at the end!

Anyways, if anyone reading this is interested in scanning what I spoke on today, I have it online here.

And now I think I'm going to go out for some drinks. :)
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Tsunami before and after pics [
Posted on January 11, 2005 @ 5:25 pm
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for the rest of the pics go here : http://homepage.mac.com/demark/tsunami/9.html
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Posted on January 09, 2005 @ 10:44 pm
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Iron Jawed Angels. I seriously love this movie. Everybody should watch it.
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Posted on December 14, 2004 @ 10:30 pm
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My abstract was accepted and I got selected to speak at the Conference on Globalization in Jan. :)
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taken from gandp_oz [
Posted on December 13, 2004 @ 2:09 pm
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1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

Forcing these two antithetical methodologies together under the same administrative apparatus would magnify several contradictions.
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Posted on December 05, 2004 @ 11:43 am
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Last night I dreamt I led a revolution in Cuba.
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Posted on September 05, 2004 @ 9:04 pm
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Man I hate Jurassic Park. It scares the crap out of me... And yet I'm still watching it :\
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Posted on August 17, 2004 @ 11:07 am
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Man those Olympic swimmers have AMAZING bodies. It's kinda sad that I can't stop staring :D
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Posted on August 11, 2004 @ 5:00 pm
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This guy at work told me I had the most soulful eyes he had ever seen. Uhhhhh sure. He tried to guess my sign (Pisces, Cancer?).

Pff.
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