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I am the albino who goes to the zoo in a sleeveless dress without putting on sunscreen.

I’m that girl who leaves her laptop in the backseat of her friend’s car right before he goes out of state for a week.

I’m the one who parks on a side street and pays attention to all the signs except the “no parking” one.

My brilliance shines through on a constant basis. It is what makes me me.

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June 30, 2010 at 1:19 am

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Toy Story 3 made me cry

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Toy Story 3 made me cry.

It’s true. I can admit it. I saw Toy Story 3 at the midnight showing last night and I bawled like a baby. I walked out of the theater with tear streaks running down my face. My eyes are still puffy half a day later.

But it was amazing. It was everything good and right. Even the parts that wretched the heart strings were done as they needed to be done.

In the end, it was realistic and I can’t say I would change a thing. In an idealistic world the series would have ended happily ever after with Toy Story 2 and Andy would never have gotten any older. But for a movie to suck you into its own reality and genuinely make you care about these toys as though they were your family members… well, it’s such a hard won victory that Pixar pulled of f flawlessly.

I will be 25 years old in a few weeks. I haven’t cried in a movie theater since Mufasa died. I was eight.

But with all the sob stories surrounding Toy Story 3, I’d be remiss to not point out what a wonderful and well thought out movie it is. Laughs are just as consistent as tears and the continuity was definitely well considered. I was blown away when Toy Story 2 came out because I didn’t think it could top the original. And now to see a trilogy of stories that began when I myself was Andy’s age makes for a perfect happy ending.

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June 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm

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The Dead Milkmen – Methodist Coloring Book

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Are you a fan of clever, tongue-in-cheek 1980’s punk rock? Then, good sir or madam, the Dead Milkmen are for you.

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June 17, 2010 at 5:06 am

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I watched the world go round and round, and see mine turning upside down

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I’ve been listening to a lot of Phil Collins lately.

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June 17, 2010 at 3:48 am

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Blast from the past: June 5, 2003

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Congratulations Becky

Seven years ago, I graduated from high school.

I narrowly made it. I started suffering from senioritis my first semester of freshman year. I was that lost soul who had no idea what to do with herself. It wasn’t that I lacked ambition, I just never saw what opportunities I had ahead of me.

Fast forward to 2010. I’ve bounced around a couple community colleges and had an insane, unaffordable amount of majors. I still don’t know what I want but I’m at least better aware of what’s out there.

Other people are graduating grad school, getting married, buying houses, starting families. I’m nowhere near that point. And sometimes it’s difficult to not compare myself with the success of others.

But they never had the life I’ve had. Are they more fortunate for that or am I? I think time will tell.

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June 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm

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The Great Blog Debate

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I have to admit, I’m not completely sold on WordPress. I like it well enough. But I’m the only one I know who uses it. It seems my friends have unanimously chosen Blogger and I can’t say I blame them, knowing it’s connected with Google. I’m not sure what swayed me to decide on WP instead.

Really, I don’t care terribly much. I’m just curious out of a sake of simplicity when it comes to following and commenting on one another’s blogs: should I make the switch? Or am I fine right here?

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June 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm

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Inspire me.

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PICT1892

Renaissance Center – Detroit, MI

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June 3, 2010 at 8:05 am