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IAm Michael Hastings, a reporter for BuzzFeed and a writer for Rolling Stone. [25 Jun 2013|05:33pm]
Okay, here's my advice to you (and young journalists in general):

1.) You basically have to be willing to devote your life to journalism if you want to break in. Treat it like it's medical school or law school.

2.) When interviewing for a job, tell the editor how you love to report. How your passion is gathering information. Do not mention how you want to be a writer, use the word "prose," or that deep down you have a sinking suspicion you are the next Norman Mailer.

3.) Be prepared to do a lot of things for free. This sucks, and it's unfair, and it gives rich kids an edge. But it's also the reality.

4.) When writing for a mass audience, put a fact in every sentence.

5.)Also, keep the stories simple and to the point, at least at first.

6.) You should have a blog and be following journalists you like on Twitter.

7.) If there's a publication you want to work for or write for, cold call the editors and/or email them. This can work.

8) By the second sentence of a pitch, the entirety of the story should be explained. (In other words, if you can't come up with a rough headline for your story idea, it's going to be a challenge to get it published.)

9) Mainly you really have to love writing and reporting. Like it's more important to you than anything else in your life--family, friends, social life, whatever.

10) Learn to embrace rejection as part of the gig. Keep writing/pitching/reading.
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[01 Nov 2005|04:03pm]
Talked to this girl who was in the Helping Interview with me last Spring quarter. She's also in the process of applying to graduate schools. It's interesting to talk to other people that are in the same boat as me.
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Happy Day! [14 Jul 2005|02:56pm]
[ mood | happy ]

Today is one of my happiest days. First I got the Statistics exam back today, and I got 51/58! After an entire night of hard studying. Hard work does pay off! I am so happy; I CAN accomplish anything which I set my heart on, after putting effort into it.

Also, I made fried rice for lunch today in a span of 30-40 minutes. And it turned out quite appetizing! (It has carrots, celleries, onions, slices of ham and bacon, and egg). It's funny how I actually get a sense of satisfaction after I made a dish or entre everytime now. I used to not know how to cook (at all)! But now I can make actual dinners, and it's exciting! I bought a varieties of vegetables and fruite (even meat as well)...there are so many things I can experiment with now! yay!

In addition, I got a short but dearing e-mail from Ewa today. It simply went like this, " just e-mailing to tell you how fortunate I fell to have a friend like you. I love you and I miss you. I will be in Poland soon. Remember that you are always invited! take care, ewa"

It moved me so much... I aboslutely adore Ewa.

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Pink Umbrella [21 May 2005|08:55pm]
[ mood | amused ]

So today Brittany and I went out to get dinner at Kikuchen. It was rainning, so we took the pink umbrella. However, the umbrella didn't open up all the way, so it looked flat on top (i.e. pretty "ridiculous" looking). So Brittany and I were imagining the comments people might have about us and the strange looking umbrella. And just as we were about to cross the street, a man in a car drove by and yelled out in a bullborn, "That's a nice umbrella! I like Pink. Thank you!!" And we were just like....@#$%#$@?????!!!!!! So Random!! What are the chances in life that you were walking in a pink umbrella, and got commented by someone in a car with a BULLHORN???

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[29 Apr 2005|03:06pm]

Your Birthdate: September 20

Your birth on the 20th day of the month adds a degree of emotion, sensitivity, and intuition to your reading.

The 2 energy provided here is very social, allowing you to make friends easily and quickly.

Yet you are apt to have a rather nervous air in the company of a large group.



You have a warmhearted nature and emotional understanding that constantly seeks affection.

You are very prone to become depressed and moody, as emotions can turn inward and cause anxiety and mental turmoil.

It can be hard for you to bounce back to reality when depression sets in.

When things are going well, you can go just as far the other way and become extremely affectionate.




Quite True!!

The Inspirer

You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
You are also unconventional, irreverant, and unimpressed by authority and rules.
Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're qutie the storyteller!

You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.
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[29 Apr 2005|02:50pm]

American Cities That Best Fit You:



60% New York City

60% Washington, DC

55% San Francisco

50% Chicago

50% Philadelphia




Haven't had to chance to visit those cities...but how come there's no San Diego???



Your Seduction Style: Ideal Lover





You seduce people by tapping into their dreams and desires.
And because of this sensitivity, you can be the ideal lover for anyone you seek.
You are a shapeshifter - bringing romance, adventure, spirituality to relationships.
It all depends on who your with, and what their vision of a perfect relationship is.




Heather, are you reading this~ :P
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Crazy Brittney [13 Apr 2005|11:50pm]
So tonight Robin, Kat, Brittney and I are watching the movie, "Ever After; A Cinderella Story." And this is what happened in the middle of the movie:

(All of a sudden and out of nowhere)

Brittney yelled out: "I was just like her!!"

Me: " Why? Did you happen to lose a glass slipper, too??"

Brittney: "Shut up!!"

(Later, during a scene when the poor girl is getting sold to an evil man....)

Brittny, getting up from her seat, said thoughtfully: " I can totally see myself being sold to slavery."

Me(thinking that I heard her wrong): "You mean you CAN'T see yourself being sold to slavery, right?" (I mean yeah, it is hard for modern people to imagine being SOLD to slavery...)

Brittney: " No! I said I can TOTALLY see myself being sold to slavery..." (again saying this with conviction and...proudness??)

Why our little Brittney here can relate herself to Cinderella (as far as I know, the evil step mother and sister and charming prnce all have not yet came into her life) and envision herself being sold to slavery (maybe because she's a pirat?) will always remain a mystery to me.

That's Brittney for you. I love her and she always crack me up although she didn't mean to this time.

I plan on renting someting completely wacked out, out of reality movie next time. Like the Starwars or something. I am curios to see if she can continue to relate herself to the character...like...um...maybe Yoda?
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God Says Yes To Me [14 Nov 2004|01:35am]
[ mood | relaxed ]

I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly
what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it even okay if I don't paragraph
my letters
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I'm telling you is
Yes Yes Yes

from Kaylin Haught, The Palm of your Hand, 1995

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This is something I'd like to do [01 Nov 2004|01:03pm]
[ mood | mellow ]

High Street World Music Festival
The purpose of this event is to bring the community together in order to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism through music and other forms of expressive arts. High Street World Music Festival will be an all day musical event happening both outdoor and indoor. With four stages and over 15 bands, the event will showcase an eclectic mix of musical styles with local bands as well as popular touring artists Thione Diop, Quasi Nada and Midnite.

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This is something I'd like to do [01 Nov 2004|01:03pm]
[ mood | mellow ]

High Street World Music Festival
The purpose of this event is to bring the community together in order to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism through music and other forms of expressive arts. High Street World Music Festival will be an all day musical event happening both outdoor and indoor. With four stages and over 15 bands, the event will showcase an eclectic mix of musical styles with local bands as well as popular touring artists Thione Diop, Quasi Nada and Midnite.

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This is something I'd like to do [01 Nov 2004|01:03pm]
[ mood | mellow ]

High Street World Music Festival
The purpose of this event is to bring the community together in order to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism through music and other forms of expressive arts. High Street World Music Festival will be an all day musical event happening both outdoor and indoor. With four stages and over 15 bands, the event will showcase an eclectic mix of musical styles with local bands as well as popular touring artists Thione Diop, Quasi Nada and Midnite.

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I love the soundtrack of Amalie [12 Oct 2004|12:23pm]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Things to do:

- Application
- Make copy of notes
- Study (Statistics & Japanese)
- Write a poem, read all the poems, make comments on the poems
- Write email or call Susan

Stay calm and use time effiently

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ZB's blog [01 Oct 2004|03:43pm]
[ mood | creative ]

I saw an odd thing while there today. A guy was BLASTING the song "Lean Back" by Fat Joe from his radio right beneath an enormous sign that says, "Please Be Respectful: No Loud Music". And the guy who works there walks up to the guy and very politely asks him to turn it down. The guy just shook his head "no". And he did it really casually too. As though someone had asked him if he'd like more coffee or if he swings. As if to say, "No thank you, that request doesn't fit my needs today." I felt so bad for the "guy who asks people to turn down their music when it's too loud" guy. I mean; that's pretty much his only function. It must be hard for him to go home and tell his kids about what I imagine he's referring to as the "Fat Joe: Lean Back" incident. Every time he's out now and hears "Lean Back" he'll immediately get all pissed off. And while all his friends are dancing in the club and yelling over the music, "Hey Juan or Bob or Reggie (no idea what race he was) why aren't you leaning back like the rest of us? It's a really easy dance, all you have to do is lean back. Don't be shy, it's not nearly as complicated as the Macarana, the Humpty dance or the Hora." And he'll go home alone that night cause he was in too bad a mood to spit magic at the ladies and find his kids a step-baby's momma.


I saw an odd thing while there today. A guy was BLASTING the song "Lean Back" by Fat Joe from his radio right beneath an enormous sign that says, "Please Be Respectful: No Loud Music". And the guy who works there walks up to the guy and very politely asks him to turn it down. The guy just shook his head "no". And he did it really casually too. As though someone had asked him if he'd like more coffee or if he swings. As if to say, "No thank you, that request doesn't fit my needs today." I felt so bad for the "guy who asks people to turn down their music when it's too loud" guy. I mean; that's pretty much his only function. It must be hard for him to go home and tell his kids about what I imagine he's referring to as the "Fat Joe: Lean Back" incident. Every time he's out now and hears "Lean Back" he'll immediately get all pissed off. And while all his friends are dancing in the club and yelling over the music, "Hey Juan or Bob or Reggie (no idea what race he was) why aren't you leaning back like the rest of us? It's a really easy dance, all you have to do is lean back. Don't be shy, it's not nearly as complicated as the Macarana, the Humpty dance or the Hora." And he'll go home alone that night cause he was in too bad a mood to spit magic at the ladies and find his kids a step-baby's momma.

Peace, and well hmmm. nah. Okay love too.
ZB

I'm directing Scrubs next week. Episode

I also bought a new toothbrush. I'm very loyal to my toothbrushes, so it's always hard for me to make the switch over to a new one. Me and the last one have been through so much together, but alas his time had come. He looked kind of pissed at me in the garbage can. Maybe I'm reading into it, but his bristles had this judgmental frown to them. I swear I heard him mumble something to my contacts. It was faint and admittedly I have a guilty conscience, but I'm pretty sure I heard him say, "It's on tonight... let the floss and the Calamine know, we're gonna take him out in his sleep." But maybe I'm just being paranoid, they were probably just talking about something else entirely.

And now another episode of Rumor Patrol:

Rumor: They're making a Garden State tv show.
Not true.

Rumor: They're making a Garden State musical.
True. In all honesty, it's the same music and lyrics as Oklahoma, they're just calling it, "Newark!"

Rumor: Clark Kent and I are the same person; he's just me with glasses.
Not true.

Rumor: I'm dating Bea Arthur.
True.

Rumor: I saved a bus load of children from certain demise when their school bus careened off the road and was teetering on the edge of a bridge.
True. But they weren't children and there was no bridge. I actually just honked at a bus. To be honest it wasn't even a bus, it was a kite. And I didn't honk at it, I yelled at it cause I thought it was following me. It turns out I was just on an outdoor treadmill... in a park... during a kite parade.

Sleep tight, what the hell it's Labor Day - allow the bed bugs to bite.
ZB

Ah Labor. We love it so much we gave it it's own day.

While many of you are doing traditional Labor Day activities like attending barbecues, relaxing at the beach and burning animal sacrifices to Zeus, I chose to honor labor by actually doing some hard labor. I've been laying railroad tracks across my neighbor's infinity pool all morning. I had to stop because he started screaming at me for no reason. It might have been because he was awakened at 6am to me singing old caucasian spirituals as I swung hammer to rail.

First and foremost I always hoped people would have a good laugh and hopefully empathize with the characters. But the fact that so many of you are relating to the themes and subject matter is so comforting to me, because for many years when I was feeling all these feelings, I felt incredibly alone; I couldn't find many people who were "in it"... going through the mental puberty that your twenties can be. - (Or any time of your life that involves feeling long overdue for the next chapter of your life to begin.)

When I wrote Garden State, I was completely depressed, waiting tables and lonesome as I've ever been in my life. The script was a way for me to articulate what I was feeling; alone, isolated, "a dime a dozen" and homesick for a place that didn't even exist. I guess one of the cool things about the success of Garden State is that those of you out there who are "in it" and feeling all these things, can take comfort in the fact that there are so many people commenting on this blog (including me) that can relate. And as lonely as you ever feel, you are not alone.

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[23 Apr 2004|03:19pm]
Heart, don't fail me now!
Courage, don't desert me!
Don't turn back now that we're here
People always say
Life is full of choices
No one ever mentions fear!
Or how a road can seem so long
How the world can seem so vast
Courage see me through
Heart I'm trusting you
On this journey

Somewhere down this road
I know someone's waiting
Years of dreams just can't be wrong
Arms will open wide
I'll be safe and wanted
Finally home where I belong
Well, starting here, my life begins
Starting now, I'm learning fast
One step at a time,
One hope, then another
Who knows where this road may go
Back to who I was
On to find my future,
Things my heart still needs to know
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [24 Mar 2004|05:58pm]
Imagine a sort of Botox-for-the-brain procedure, a medical technique that could erase your mental frown lines by wiping away devastating memories. Wouldn't it be wonderful to erase old emotional traumas, forget a broken heart and live unscarred by bitter experience?

Joel Barish thinks it would. Especially after Clementine Kruczynski, his girlfriend for two increasingly rocky years, erases him first. Joel visits the offices of Lacuna Inc., where soothing selective amnesia is sold, to retaliate in kind.

The procedure moves from his most recent memories to the earliest, so screaming breakups and poisonous accusations disappear first. But as the memory wipe moves back to good times, semiconscious Joel discovers tender moments he wants to retain. Unable to communicate with the technicians, he must find a way to hide Clementine in his deepest memories
The story explores its sci-fi premise with rare intelligence. The wildly innovative screenwriter Charlie Kaufman ("Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation") uses the what-if of mental re-engineering for an insightful examination of the workings of the human mind and some uneasy consideration of the nature of human relationships.

Kaufman's dialogue is looser and more realistic than ever before, but Kaufman is still a mad genius of structural surprises. For very good reason, the credits don't roll until the film has played for 15 minutes. What you've seen isn't what you thought and what you get is not what you expect.

This is, despite the presence of Jim Carrey, a wise and touching movie, not an arm-waving farce. Carrey plays Joel with due seriousness, delivering his best performance ever, with scarcely a hint of Jerry Lewis clowning. Joel is a withdrawn, awkward, solitary man. He has an impressive imagination, filling his tablets with wild cartoons, but never shares them with anyone. He scarcely deals with the world until he meets Clementine, his mirror opposite.

Kate Winslet plays her as an irresponsible and aggressive child-woman, who changes her hair color like other people change their socks. Clementine has no trouble letting her craziness out, and Joel loves her, resents her and fears her for it. She's passionate, and Joel is paranoid with jealousy that she's sleeping with other men.

It's a messy, exasperating, abrasive relationship, a far cry from the rosy, preordained meeting of soul mates that is the staple of Hollywood romantic comedy. On one of their dates, Joel and Clementine lie on a frozen river beside a worrisome crack in the ice, as good a symbol of romantic impermanence as any I've seen.

The film unfolds with a dream-logic, nonlinear narrative that includes scenes both inside and outside Joel's brain, yet the plot is so well-knitted that only a lazy viewer would feel lost. You begin to sort out Joel's scrambled memories as you are drawn into his mind. Once you catch on, "Eternal Sunshine" becomes one of the deepest, most moving dramas in years.

As Joel and Clementine run from the Lacuna technique's memory-erasing process, physical reality itself crumbles around them. Street signs lose their lettering, and buildings blur and collapse. The effect isn't one of disaster-epic showmanship, but rather a macabre suggestion of what it must be like to slip into senility.

Joel's struggle isn't to defeat the technicians, who are presented as Gen X goofs, not villains. His fight is an internal one, groping toward the understanding that sacrificing to sustain an imperfect relationship is worth the pain.

Without Clementine, there is nothing erratic, unfair, unbalanced. But also, there is nothing alive, only a drab little apartment, a notebook full of sketches no one ever sees.

"Lacuna" is a Latin word that means "a missing piece," and at the end of his adventure -- or is it the beginning? -- Joel has a better understanding of what piece he truly would miss. Touching, convincing and with a haunting twist, "Eternal Sunshine" is unforgettable.
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[09 Dec 2003|04:31pm]
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Interview with Nicole Kidman; interesting how life plays out [03 Dec 2003|05:10pm]
THR: That's what put you on the map internationally. How did "Dead Calm" change your life?

Kidman: They flew me over (to America), and suddenly, agents were calling me. Generally, I was dragged over because I was being given so much work in Australia, and I had a boyfriend and didn't really want to leave. (At first,) I came over to do auditions, and then I met my husband-to-be (Tom Cruise) when I was 21.

THR: How did Tom Cruise impact you professionally?

Kidman: In a huge way. The person you love, that you almost exist for ... at the same time, a huge amount of my desire to work was taken away because you're happy, and it's far more fun to be in love and not have to get up at 5 a.m. or transform yourself into somebody else when you just want to be around one particular person. He exposed me to a whole world that was so much bigger than I ever understood -- the extent of the industry -- and he was the biggest actor in the world when I met him, and continues to be. He was a huge, huge force.

THR: Did he change anything about the way you approach acting?

Kidman: I think we have very different ways of working, but we are both passionate about it. I was passionate about it -- whether I was watching him or just being on set or reading a play. And he was doing extraordinary films with wonderful directors. I didn't really get any great role till (1995's) "To Die For," but I got to see these extraordinary directors -- Sydney Pollack and Rob Reiner and Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese -- he had worked with all of them, and they were all still present in his life. I was always so excited to watch him do his work. I loved his talent.

THR: Beyond his influence, have your own ideas on acting changed?

Kidman: When I came out of my marriage, my ideas changed. I suddenly was able to go, "OK, now you put your experiences (into the work) because now you have them to such a deep degree." There were so many things that had amassed that I had never expressed. It was almost like this pressure cooker being allowed to go, "OK, now it's all right to go and put all of these things into your work, and you are not going to be betraying any privacy. You are going to expose yourself, but that's OK." So much is about having the capacity and the desire and the willingness to leave yourself exposed on a very, very broad public level. But to do it in your work gives it a truth and a weight. I look at people like (songwriter) Joni Mitchell and the way she left her soul so bare through her lyrics and songs; I so admired that and am so willing to go there.

THR: Do you think that is why the public's perception of you has changed? You had a certain image of coolness, which nobody who knows you connects with the real Nicole Kidman.

Kidman: It was about fear, whether it was a coolness or shyness, and also not feeling I had a place really other than as a wife. I always felt like, "Oh, don't attract attention to yourself, stand back, out of the way." I felt slightly embarrassed, which is so hard to explain to people. I didn't feel comfortable a lot of the time, however that gets interpreted. I felt comfortable in my relationship and in the privacy of my home, but I didn't feel comfortable on that broader level at all. So that was part of it. I felt safe with him (Cruise). I didn't feel safe anywhere else.

THR: Do you feel safe now?

Kidman: I think as you get older, you feel you can survive things -- that safe or unsafe isn't the important thing. It's about being able to connect with people, being willing to be exposed and vulnerable and raw and, at the same time, knowing you have to get through life. Life can be cruel, and then it can be incredibly joyous, and you grapple with things at certain times of your life. There's a struggle, and I went through a lot of things. It's now going away, and I am finding the strength to be alone.
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Simply wonderful [02 Dec 2003|01:35am]
Below is a wonderful poem. Audrey Hepburn wrote it when she was asked to share her "beauty tips." It was read at her funeral years later:

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share our food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her finger through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.
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Running into Phil!! [10 Nov 2003|05:51pm]
[ mood | amused ]

Phi!ip says:
Is that THE Katherine Chang?
Katherine says:
PHIL!!!!!!
Katherine says:
Can this be real or am I dreaming.......
Katherine says:
but it's only 4:30 PM...
Phi!ip says:
We're all in a state of constant dreaming
Katherine says:
I feel like I'm in the MATRIX...
Katherine says:
Caleb told me about your web site and I checked it out yesterday...it was very nice
Phi!ip says:
ah, glad you liked it
Katherine says:
what are you doing right now?
Phi!ip says:
doing research in the library
Phi!ip says:
Its half 12 in the morning here, which is probably why I never see you on
Katherine says:
yeah
Katherine says:
SO Caleb IS flying over to Oxford to see you then?
Phi!ip says:
Yep...its gonna be a blast. Too bad you can't come, but it seems as if its the best as things stand
Katherine says:
you know..I might look into it these days..it turned out that I don't get to go home after all cuz the flights are all booked
Katherine says:
But then also because..I DO want to go see you ; either way..we'll see
Phi!ip says:
I would absolutely love to have you
Katherine says:
So how's the "ladyfriend" you were seeing..are you guys together now?
Phi!ip says:
Yeah, we are
Phi!ip says:
She's wonderful
Phi!ip says:
I actually haven't seen her for four days though because she left for Belgium on Friday, came back today, and I've been in town all day studying.
Katherine says:
hey can you send that file through e-mail?
Katherine says:
I can't open it from here somehow
Katherine says:
You probably only have been studying now cuz she's gone
Phi!ip says:
Actually, kinda. Since we've been together nights are spent without noses in books.
Katherine says:
Dude, I Freakin' LOVED it!!!
Phi!ip says:
Which I clearly don't fight against
Katherine says:
The Pic!!
Phi!ip says:
Yeah, its grat
Phi!ip says:
great
Phi!ip says:
Did you see the other one on my sight?
Phi!ip says:
of all of us?
Katherine says:
Yes..it's wonderful..You looked like you are living it up
Phi!ip says:
Ahh, I have so much, almost too much, fun here
Phi!ip says:
I don't have time for class. There are constantly lectures and celebrities to go see, plus the clubs are great
Phi!ip says:
Tonight I met one my favorite authors, Neil Gaimon, who was signing books at Borders.
Phi!ip says:
He drew me a mouse...I feel special
Katherine says:
oh wow..I'd feel special too if my favorite author drew me a mouse
Katherine says:
So has Caleb told you that he saw me with a French guy?
Phi!ip says:
hehe, yeah. And the story was hilarious the way he described it. Why?
Phi!ip says:
How is 8'12 Roman?
Katherine says:
not 8'12
Katherine says:
c'mon
Phi!ip says:
just kidding
Phi!ip says:
that's my exaggeration, not Caleb's
Katherine says:
but to tell you the truth..I may not be with that guy..cuz I met someone really great..someone that I connect on a deeper level
Phi!ip says:
Sounds like they're waiting in line. I hope you find the right guy who will treat you well, and have fun in the exploration.
Katherine says:
thank you..but yeah..I am ready to just settle on one person..I don't like the dating "game" at all
Katherine says:
Do you think you have found THE RIGHT GIRL?
Phi!ip says:
Honestly...no. I can't be sure as she continually surprises me with her compassion and caring, but I don't think so.
Phi!ip says:
I'm dealing with something different here: she is Belgiun, Jewish, extremely intelligent, beautiful, a smoker, and many other traits I'm learning to accept and love
Katherine says:
no..? but you sounded so excited when you talked about her
Phi!ip says:
Yet, I don't want to compromise myself and my values in the process
Phi!ip says:
I'm learning what my values are, for that I can't thank her enough
Katherine says:
you don't have a problem with her being Belgiun..or more over, "Jewish, " do you?
Phi!ip says:
No, not at all. It's just very different
Phi!ip says:
I keep expecting to encounter something I can't deal with or don't want to deal with, and that hasn't happened yet
Phi!ip says:
That's what I mean by her continually surprising me by coming through when I was prepared for her not to.
Phi!ip says:
What's interesting, is I observe Jewish tradition more than she does!
Phi!ip says:
She's a secular Jew
Katherine says:
Does she have to marry Jews only?
Phi!ip says:
She has told me that that is her hope, which brings me to another lesson.
Phi!ip says:
I'm learning how not to project expectations or hopes, but instead to deal with issues as they arise
Katherine says:
hmmm..
Phi!ip says:
She may change her mind, she may not. I may not want to marry Jewish
Phi!ip says:
Yet, before all that, we may get tired of one another.
Phi!ip says:
That's what I'm learning, to take it a day at a time and its remarkably freeing
Katherine says:
So you are not focusing on the future prospect..rather just learning and cherrishing one another?
Phi!ip says:
exactly, mostly. You have to project a little to not be naive, but not overly so
Katherine says:
But what if you both become deeply/emotionally attached..and THEN those questions arise?
Phi!ip says:
Then we will have to decide if we are compromising ourselves in adapting, or allowing love to mold as it would.
Katherine says:
when you finally get to that point..you know it's going to be hard to make the decision (with all that time and emotions being invested)
Katherine says:
I am asking you these questions because those are the questions I have been asking myself
Phi!ip says:
Not necessarily. People change all the time, whether they realize it or not. I can't cut off the idea of being with someone, to a degree, based upon who I think I will be and she will be in the future
Phi!ip says:
I've been asking myself these constantly lately.
Katherine says:
The guy I am seeing right now is 29
Phi!ip says:
Is that Roman?
Katherine says:
and I KNOW that he's not interested me for getting some
Katherine says:
no..Roman is 24..but this guy was in the army when he was younger and then he went travaled around the world (literally)
Phi!ip says:
Is he a student at Central?
Katherine says:
Most of the time we just talk, having discussion, going to concerts, and doing things that we both interested in
Katherine says:
Yes
Phi!ip says:
That's great
Katherine says:
And we haven't had any physical contact at all..It's great
Katherine says:
cuz in a way..we don't need that to be interested in spending time with each other
Phi!ip says:
Indeed, but if you're together in a relationship its definitely a factor.
Katherine says:
that determine or effect the relationship you mean?
Phi!ip says:
Well, its a vital aspect in conjunction with other things like communication, mutual interests, etc.
Katherine says:
yeah I agree
Katherine says:
Are you still in touch with Ewa?
Phi!ip says:
Well, I've sent her some e-mails, but she hasn't responded. I'm thinking my new e-mail is going her trash box. She did send me one a little while ago.
Katherine says:
Ewa and I both agreed upon how much we enjoy reading your e-mails..you have very good writings
Katherine says:
She's just too busy..you know her
Phi!ip says:
Yeah, I'm sure she's crazy busy. Do you know if she saw some of the Barcelona pics online?
Katherine says:
I'll ask her
Katherine says:
But you only put a few pictures up there, right?
Phi!ip says:
I promised her that I would let her see some
Phi!ip says:
Yeah, there used to be more, but my webspace is limited so I took some down when I posted my newer pics
Phi!ip says:
I have a ton I can send her though
Phi!ip says:
So why aren't you going home for Christmas?
Katherine says:
all the seats are booked
Katherine says:
no seeing mommy and daddy this winter I guess
Phi!ip says:
Go on a different airline or something yeah?
Katherine says:
And that was the only reason that kept me from going to Oxford..so now I'm reconsidering the possiblity..if I can still get everything (visa, tickets) on time
Katherine says:
There are only 2,3 airlines..and there's no luck
Phi!ip says:
I'll be here until 23rd, coming back on the 5th of January (after Copenhagen!!)
Phi!ip says:
that's too bad
Katherine says:
When is Caleb coming and leaving?
Phi!ip says:
12th-23rd
Katherine says:
Oh by the way..The philosophy club just posted the pics of the officers up not too long ago..and guess what
Katherine says:
not too surprisingly..Caleb looked crazier than you did
Phi!ip says:
hah! I'll look online and see if I can. How is that stuff going?
Phi!ip says:
Are they very active?
Katherine says:
I think they were watching Fight Club last time and had a disscusion about it
Phi!ip says:
Hmm, Caleb's pic isn't online
Phi!ip says:
Who is Monica Graham?
Katherine says:
Caleb took over my Eastern thoughts and Cultural things..so he's running that, too..I always get updates of that..but never the philosophy club
Katherine says:
Who IS Monica Graham??
Phi!ip says:
Yeah, he said that was going well
Katherine says:
Maybe corey's friend
Phi!ip says:
She's secretary for the Philosophy Club
Phi!ip says:
er, club senator
Katherine says:
yeah..he has like 7 people attending those meetings
Katherine says:
only 1 asian
Phi!ip says:
ironic.
Katherine says:
That doesn't surprise me at all..he's so busy(he's the SA at the lab also) that he can only bring in his own friend to the club
Phi!ip says:
Too bad though...
Katherine says:
I know..but as long as he's happy..
Phi!ip says:
How are you two getting along. You mentioned that you were talking at least
Katherine says:
yeah..we are still good buddies..it's just that now I learn to not tell him everything that's going on in my life (esp. regard to guys)..cuz he freaked out on me and threw me food last time
Katherine says:
It was about a month ago..but I learned my lesson
Phi!ip says:
Yeah, its re-defining relationships is tough. Especially if it wasn't by your will.
Phi!ip says:
How are you doing in general
Katherine says:
a little overwhelmed at first..but I think I have my feet on the gound (more) now.
Katherine says:
how about you? I know you are having fun..but are you not stressed about school?
Phi!ip says:
Wait, you can't get away with that answer. Overwhelmed how?
Katherine says:
well..like I told you in my last e-mail (which was a while ago..I apologize)..I'm taking 18 credits this quarter, holding 2 jobs (16, 17 hrs/week)learning swing dance..and having to deal with guys..not to mention needing the time to catch up with friends
Katherine says:
I'm glad that Caleb is handling things with a mature attitude though
Katherine says:
He seems cool about it, IS he cool about it?
Phi!ip says:
Well...depends what cool means.
Katherine says:
hmmm
Phi!ip says:
If you mean happy, then no. If you mean dealing, yeah. If you mean sometimes bitter as expected, yeah. If you mean does he still care about you, of course.
Katherine says:
good answer..you answered it from many angles
Katherine says:
which really is how life is and how people are
Phi!ip says:
Indeed, we are far more complex than we would often like to think.
Katherine says:
I agree wholeheartly
Phi!ip says:
I miss talking face to face because you get really excited when you talk.
Katherine says:
I do..LOL
Katherine says:
Romain said that I have very expressive looks when I talk
Phi!ip says:
You do
Katherine says:
dumb founded
Phi!ip says:
Yeah, I seem to have that more and more 8)
Katherine says:
haha
Phi!ip says:
Where are you by the way?
Katherine says:
At the lab in the library
Katherine says:
I have a brand new lap top now..I was expecting to run into you online SOMEDAY
Phi!ip says:
Well, I am normally on for about half an hour each day, but you're sleeping quietyly in your Care Bear pajamas at that time
Katherine says:
How did you know???!! (about the Care Bear Pajamas)
Phi!ip says:
Rumor
Phi!ip says:
Alas, I must leave you to your library and me to mine.
Phi!ip says:
I still have a report to write
Katherine says:
A girl that looks just like Jess just walked in..how is she doing? do you know
Phi!ip says:
Freezing in Poland! But loving every minute of it.
Phi!ip says:
Polish is coming along fast for her
Katherine says:
So she make sure to keep you posted then
Phi!ip says:
Yeah, she's much better than I am. Two letters thus far.
Katherine says:
I missed that girl..she always gives me a big hug with a smile when she sees me
Phi!ip says:
Yeah, she's good that way.
Katherine says:
Alright..I'll let you return to your paper now
Katherine says:
BUT
Phi!ip says:
That's a big butt
Katherine says:
only if you remain to be a good friend and Keep in Touch!
Katherine says:
Phi!ip says:
Claro Que Si Amiga. Y tu tambien. Hasta luego.
Katherine says:
I will take THAT as No problem, absolutely, you have my words
Katherine says:
si?
Phi!ip says:
you forgot Princess
Katherine says:
haha
Phi!ip says:
boker ereb
Katherine says:
alright..e-mail me sometimes and I'd do the same
Katherine says:
HAVE A GREAT QUARTER (or semester), Phil!!
Phi!ip says:
You also! Get stressed, but not over guys. We're not worth it.
Katherine says:
awww...don't worry..we women are like tea bags
Katherine says:
you'd only know how strong we are when we're being put in hot water
Phi!ip says:
I like that...
Phi!ip says:
Night
Phi!ip says:
I mean, good day

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[09 Nov 2003|03:01pm]
Had a laid back wine tasting night at Howard's place this Saturday. Very interesting. After everyone left, we talked, got icecream, and sat back and listen to music with candle lights in the orange-lit room. Read his personal paper. We watched half of the tape he rent-Bowling Talebomb. One of the most astonishing, well-made documentary film I'd ever seen. I spent the night there. I slept on his soft bed while he took a sleeping bag and slept on the floor. We had cerial on Sunday morning, went through his photo albums, talked with foreign but strikingly good music in the back ground. It was a really nice, different weekend. I enjoyed it.
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