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I haven't posted (or seen posts) in a while because my Internet connection was dead for about a week. It died, not me. I'm just trying to set the record straight here...

Well, last week was fun. I spent a whole day with Laura on Friday, during which we watched most of the Horatio Hornblower series and several movies that I still hadn't seen (Timeline, King Arthur). In between the viewing, we chatted with a very trippy Grant. As he would no doubt tell you, the best thing about getting your wisdom teeth out is the pain medication. Amusement was had all around, especially when Grant would just doze off randomly. But he still managed to make it to level 60 on World of Warcraft, which was more than a little surprising. Kudos to you, Grant. You're an inspiration to us all.

That weekend was spent with my sister, holding down the fort while my mom was out of town. Pretty uneventful, but the peace and quiet was nice. I did have to clean up the house almost constantly, which is just part of living with a younger sibling, I suppose. The beginning of the week was pretty slow too, but I was able to use that to my advantage. I finished the book Microbes and Man, and started reading my genetics textbook and a collection of evolution essays.

The next week or so is a complete blur to me. I spent Thursday with Abbi ([ profile] blues_the_word), and despite feeling under the weather, I had a great time running around the mall with her. I think that was the day that we stopped by Barnes and Noble and bumped into Grant, Zeke, and Tommy. We chatted with them for a while, which was nice. Abbi’s friend Mike came over to visit with us while we were there. I swear, he looks exactly like a hobbit. He’s a very sweet guy, not to mention quite handsome. Later, since we were in the neighborhood, we dropped by Becky’s house to see if she had gone to work yet. She had, but Zeke came home at about that time. So now he probably thinks that we’re stalking him.

For the record, I’m not a stalker. I’m just a good friend. A good friend who likes to camp in your front yard.

When we headed back to Barnes and Noble for my mom to pick me up, we saw several more of our high school peers, including Julia. She’s a friendly girl, and though I can’t say that I know her very well, she seems nice. On Saturday, I dragged myself out of bed early for Becky’s birthday party, but that was a no-go. It really is a shame, but what can you do, right? So I was already dressed and kind of sitting around when Abbi called me. She was at the mall again (having to get all of that school shopping done), and I headed up there; though I’m sorry to say that it took me a while.

She had said that she had a surprise for me, which turned out to be an awesome Inuyasha shirt that she had bought me. She said that it’s a kind of “going away” present. It’s yellow, with Kagome on the front of it, and I adore it. Abbi really does spoil me rotten. I bought a red hoodie, which I had big plans for. Those of you that know me well, also know how much I love the color red. Those of you that know me well, also know what a big Harry Potter geek I am. Abbi and I spent the next several days making our own geeky Harry Potter shirts.

I spent the night at her house for several days, and we had a blast. Abbi is just starting to read the HP series, so we had a HP movie marathon while we made the shirts. Mine is bright red; it says “Seeker” in gold letters on the front and “Gryffindor” on the back. The front pocket has a Golden Snitch painted on it, courtesy of Abbi. (See? I told you she spoils me.) All that I did was iron on the letters (and, thus, managing to burn myself), while she did the painting. Abbi made a shirt that has “Muggle” across the front in silver, and the Hogwarts seal on the back. That look incredible, and I promise to post pictures on here soon.

Random thoughts: I learned to play DDR. I definitely need more practice, but I enjoyed it. Even while messing up. What can I say? It’s cheap entertainment. Also, I love Abbi. She’s a wonderful friend, a lovely companion, and one of the greatest artists I have ever seen. I also saw Jesse at the mall. It was a bit surreal, actually. I asked him if he was there to make trouble (yes), he made fun of me, I made fun of myself, he made fun of my friends…But that’s Jesse, and I had started it in the first place. I sat down to wait for Abbi to arrive, and then Jesse comes back and asks me for a nickel. My first thought was, “Jesse wants a gumball.” So I root around in my change purse and pull out the nickel. As I handed it over, Jesse said, “I’m gonna get a gumball!”

The thing about Jesse is that you can never question anything he does. If he were to say, “Hey, I’m going to go paint myself with zebra stripes and free all the animals at the zoo”, you should never ask him why, even if you think it’s weird. If you question what he’s doing, he’ll only make you feel like an idiot. I don’t care how crazy the idea is; if you tell him that it’s crazy, then he’ll somehow turn it around on you so that you begin to wonder if you’re just missing something. Sure, it’s a great idea, but you were just to stupid to see that at first. Let us all pray that Jesse never runs for President. He would win without even having to try. (Though, I have to say that I’d love to see those presidential debates…)

Also, happy belated birthday, Richard.

Summer Reading List:
Unravelling Animal Behavior
Genetics: A Conceptual Approach (currently reading)
Microbes and Man
Evolution (currently reading)
The Variety of Life
Introductory Statistics for Biology Students
Collapse: How societies choose to fail or succeed
The Ancestor's Tale (currently reading)
The Sixth Extinction: Biodiversity and its Survival
Almost Like a Whale
Field Flora of the British Isles
Insects, spiders, and other terrestrial arthropods

I really need to buckle down on this list, now.

If I forgot to mention anything, please forgive me.
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Oh, man...This is about a month overdue.

You see, Laura is a sweet, precious, lovely young lady. She went out of her way to make me many, many beautiful icons. And yet, I never had the time to post, let alone display them proudly.

So, I would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the icon on the left of your screen.

Isn't it/she gorgeous?

Actually, I think that icons/avatars should be referred to like ships were, way back in the day. You see, a lot of time, effort, and passion went into the construction of those fine vessels, and I think that the same could be said for icons today. They're like distinguishing figureheads for us, to give us all an identity as we surf the Web.

So here's to you and your outstanding work, Laura. She be a fine beauty, and I thank'ee for fullfillin' me commission, me hearty.

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I spent most of today cleaning my room.

I found all sorts of pictures that I didn't know still existed. So I sorted through all of them and cried. I know that I'll be able to let go when the time comes, but college still feels so far away.

Oh, and by the way. All of you are beautiful, you know that? It felt so strange, but it was like I was realizing it for the first time. I love you all so much, and I'm telling you right now that I'm going to be one messed-up, maladjusted adult if you guys abandon me. We -will- be keeping in touch, so help me God.

It was after about twenty minutes of soul-searching that I made up my mind. I'm going to take all of those pictures and make myself a photo album to take with me to college.

I can't take you guys with me, but a cheap substitute will just have to do.


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