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Friday, September 16th, 2005

Subject:it's 11:28 here, but 12:28 where everyone else is. but that's not really much of a difference
Time:11:24 pm.
So I've already left for college. In about 9 hours, in fact, I will begin moving in. Currently, I'm in Chicago. I'm in the lobby of the severely overpriced hotel we're staying in, using the public access computer in the lobby instead of paying ten dollars for wireless access in my room. I guess that's ok. I'm sure it is.
So college. That. On the flight to Chicago today, there were about five other kids who are going to be freshmen. I talked to two of them. It was awkward. But of course it's awkward. How could it not be.
In all of my freaking out about hating the school and ultimately eventually maybe getting over it, I'd forgotten that I might really actually not like it, and just not me being crazy neurotic and all of that. So I'm concerned. I guess. Yes, I am.
And everyone's already been away for three weeks (I've been counting the days), and I'm ready to go. But jesus, not here. But I'm already here. So I guess I have no choice.

So wish me luck, I guess? There are a bunch of drunk twentysomethings in the lobby, and what more could I ask for?
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Friday, August 26th, 2005

Time:8:01 pm.
So...Collapse )
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Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Subject:: )
Time:10:26 am.
I haven't really updated in a month, and don't really have much to say (that's a lie, there is a lot, I'm just not quite up for saying it.)

So basically, I am happy. I like smiley faces. My past week has been great and this weekend should be amazing and maybe I'm being vague but oh well. Few things more amazing than half asleep Sundays.
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Friday, June 24th, 2005

Subject:graduation
Time:12:26 am.
Ha ha ha. Ha ha.
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Sunday, June 19th, 2005

Time:2:54 pm.
When it all comes down to it, I'm really glad I'm not going back to ILC this summer. So... hooray.
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Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Subject:18
Time:7:50 pm.
Today was my last day of high school. And my 18th birthday. A lot of running around signing yearbooks. Not staying in Museum Partnership. Geoff Hunt actually providing something resembling closure.

My friends all bought me a cake and wrote "happy birthday amanda" and when i came into lehmann's office they sang me happy birthday. It was wonderful. Truly so.
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Sunday, June 5th, 2005

Time:11:30 pm.
Mood: complacent.
...thus begins my last week of high school.
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Sunday, May 29th, 2005

Subject:Movie
Time:11:54 am.
This weekend is not fucking working.
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Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Time:8:41 pm.
"No one's more happy than you.
Even the sky's feeling blue."
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Saturday, May 21st, 2005

Subject:see next entry
Time:11:02 pm.
Clarification:

The pole that was lost in Laguardia was a four foot long cardboard tube that was to be sawed in half and Papier-mâchéd as to make a pair of wicked witch of the west legs.

Unfortunately, as they were lost in Laguardia, I will have to use the second pole, which is in Lehmann's office.

Hooray.
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Friday, May 20th, 2005

Time:11:35 pm.
I left my FUCKING POLE in Laguardia! I can't believe I fucking forgot it. Now I'm going to have to wait unti next week to make my legs.

::Broods::
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

Time:7:06 pm.
So Cuba was amazing, even with the slightly alcoholic bullshit (which I actually think helped us all get along better). Dominoes on a cooperative farm, Cuban school children, friendly people wherever we went, gaining a newfound respect for the American political system. India staring out the window at Havana as we drove back to the church the last time like a threeyearold staring at the ocean, talking politics on the bus, actually changing Anne Marie's mind a little. But I'm not good with details.

And now home. Actually being amazed by the superhighway that is the George Washington Bridge. Not knowing what to do with the amount of food in our cupboards. Working toilets. Clean clothes. Reading BBC to catch up on the world.

Apparently China sends pandas as goodwill gestures. How could you say no to a fucking panda?
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Sunday, April 24th, 2005

Subject:It's terribly depressing that during spring break, I can't sleep past 9 am
Time:10:08 am.
I leave for Cuba in under 24 hours. That's slightly remotely pretty much amazing. Starting to dawn on me. I'm putting off packing. I'll have to go back to that shortly.

I'm going to the University of Chicago. It's been decided. I have to figure out the massive awful dorm situation by 5 o'clock tonight, which is sort of killing me, especially because the housing system is my least favorite part of the school. But unless I don't get an envelope from Amherst in the mail, that's where I'm going. So I'll pray for a phone call.

Last night I sat in a tea house and discussed conspiracy theories. And the conspiracy behind conspiracy theories. I'm spending the summer in New York. I have to figure out what I'm doing.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

Subject:college - i'm figuring this out before i present the argument to my father
Time:6:38 pm.
So I did not like UVa. It was too big, too southern. I felt too broody and brunette. It seemed a lot like a summer camp, big spacious lawns, kids dressing up for football games. Not the place for me.

So (excluding Amherst, where it seems terribly unlikely that I will get in there, but if I do, I'm definitely going, money or not), I'm choosing between the University of Chicago and Macalester.

The University of Chicago would be the best college for me, probably out of all the schools in the country. The academics are great, the students are the intellectual type I like, flowerings of other good things. Just I don't really want to go there. It will completely remove me from everything here - aside from being in Chicago, I'll lose almost two months of summer vacation with people from home, which sucks. Thus leaving...

Macalester, which is very hit or miss. I'm sort of completely entirely indifferent to the school. It coudl be great, it could be awful. It's really small. It really only has one thing going for it:

Four years of college at Macalester will cost less than two years at the University of Chicago (and Amherst - but I think my dad would pay 20,000 dollars [would he?] to keep me one thousand miles closer).

Confusion abounds.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Time:7:28 pm.
Today was such a waste. I should have come to school for litmag and nothing else.

I was up until 3 am doing my history paper, but the internet ate my bibliography, so I couldn't even hand it in.

And I'm going to Amherst tomorrow. Tolpin told me I should write an Ode, so I have to do that. Without falling asleep.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

Subject:what's life that isn't college?
Time:10:37 pm.
I think I'm about to explode.
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Monday, April 11th, 2005

Subject:i had something to say at some point
Time:9:26 pm.
Vassar Accepted Students Reception. HA! I actually was in some degree of physical pain. It may have partially been due to outside circumstances, but either way, I will always associate an exploding pen and an inability to sit still with Vassar.

So now my list is down to two. I never thought I'd actually be going to a University. So Virginia or Chicago it is. Unless Amherst, which won't.
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Sunday, April 10th, 2005

Subject:Midwest
Time:10:20 pm.
It's sort of sad that it takes the same amount of time to fly from Minnesota to Newark that it does to take public transportation to Staten Island. But that's besides the point.

Woke up 5 am Friday. Journeyed to Chicago. I don't know. I don't know what I think. It's a little terribly awfully horribly scary. A lot. And no financial aid. Didn't even get to see the city. I slept. And left early from an accepted students something.

Being around my dad and college stresses me out.

Macalester. Trouble meeting people at the admissions office. Met very nice girl named Sophie who took me around campus and to a very good play. But I didn't really like Macalester. It was a little too small, and I think I'm too... I dunno... pseudo/quasi/intellectual/awful something. The Midwest isn't as great as I thought.

Mall of America is scary. Scary scary scary. They have an amusement park. The twin cities are pretty dull. I'm home. I have history homework that won't get done.
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Friday, April 8th, 2005

Time:5:22 am.
There's something just wrong about having to wake up this early.
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Monday, April 4th, 2005

Subject:How bad is it that I don't like any of the colleges I've been accepted to?
Time:4:40 pm.
Fuck you University of Chicago and your not giving me financial aid. Don't you think $46,000 is a little too fucking much to pay for college?

I do.
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