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Tuesday, July 31, 2001

Time sure does go by fast...I can't believe July's over already! @_@ Before you know it, I'll be saying that about August too. Blech, another boring year of school coming up. :P At least I can look forward to the trip I'll be taking before school starts again. Hooray! :DD

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Sunday, July 29, 2001

Well, I've finally finished driver's ed. I've been driving with my dad every morning to my classes, so I think I've gotten a lot better. All I have left are my driving hours. I'm kind of nervous though; I know we'll be going on the highway (which I haven't been on yet) but I don't know who will be my driving instructor. I hope it's the same guy who taught my class. Anywho, I don't like high speeds (they scare me! lol) so I just hope I don't crash. @__@

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Friday, July 27, 2001

What's wrong with my computer? Why does it keep crashing? Is my hard drive going to crash too? How come my programs keep shutting down? Did it get a virus I don't know about? Why can't I get anything to work? Please, I need some answers. ;_;

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Monday, July 23, 2001

Survey time! I've seen this floating around in a couple other blogs recently. ^_^

7 things you are afraid of:
1. losing my family.
2. rape.
3. growing up.
4. being truly intimate with someone.
5. pregnancy.
6. war.
7. bees. ^^;

7 things that make you laugh:
1. "robin hood: men in thights".
2. my brother.
3. the simpsons.
4. "that's my bush!" and other shows on the comedy channel.
5. will ferrel and molly shannon on snl.
6. all your base are belong to us.
7. inside jokes that no one else gets.

7 things that make you cry:
1. death.
2. love.
3. betrayal.
4. sacrifice.
5. animal abuse.
6. books.
7. movies.

7 things you love:
1. the internet.
2. singing.
3. thunderstorms/snowstorms.
4. when someone does something nice for me or gives me an unexpected gift.
5. being in a really good debate.
6. getting one of my friends interested in something I really like that they normally wouldn't.
7. listening to my favourite music.

7 things you don't understand:
1. people and human nature.
2. the whole fascination with boy bands.
3. people who refuse to question their religion.
4. homophobia.
5. why people critisize things that are different or not "mainstream".
6. people who use violence to solve problems.
7. american politics.

7 random facts about you:
1. i've been to 5 different schools up to high school.
2. i'm the only one in my family not to have braces.
3. i'm not allergic to anything.
4. i've had 12 different animals growing up, including a horse and a chipmunk.
5. i am the youngest of three children; i have one older sister and older brother.
6. i like to write, but i'm so scatterbrained that i can never organize my ideas and compose a story.
7. my favourite scent is "cucumber melon" by bath & body works.

7 things to do before you die:
1. become successful in a career i love.
2. get married.
3. become fluent in at least one other language.
4. visit japan.
5. make a personal cd of songs i've produced.
6. meet my online friends.
7. write, illustrate, and publish my own manga.

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Friday, July 20, 2001

This is interesting; a website dedicated to kogals. I just find this funny, because I happen to think that kogals are just cheesy but funny and cute. ^^; Kogals have only started becoming popular in Japan, but I guess you can see them everywhere now. You can tell a kogal apart from the other girls because they'll be carrying around cell phones, wearing insanely high platform shoes, very bizarre or the latest clothing style, and very light-colored makeup. (sometimes to frightening degrees. x_x;) I still think they're cute though, and like I said- very, very funny. XD

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Thursday, July 19, 2001

Ok, honestly- what the hell does "p|-|33r /\/\Y $|< iLLz, f00!" mean? Call me an idiot, but this secret internet-language thing people are using is confusing as hell, not to mention pretty third-gradish. I've only used some simple words that I've picked up like "r0arxz" ("roars", anyone? It wasn't that hard for me to figure out, so I didn't think it would be so hard for other people.) but the rest of this crap is pretty much undecipherable. Does this come from some sort of clique that finds themself "cool" by using scrambled letters and numbers to act like they know nothing about English grammar? Gee, sign me up right away! ‹/sarcasm› I wouldn't mind people using this so frequently if they would just put up some kind of information or "translation" page so the rest of us know what they're broken slang actually means. Keeping others like myself in the dark is not only inconsiderate, but also somewhat snobby. Sure, you don't have to tell anyone, but after awhile people are probably going to start questioning your intelligence/sanity, and are going to stop thinking it's "funny" or "cute" because they'll be fed up not knowing what the hell you're talking about.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2001

I finally got the first Harry Potter book today, and it's great! These books aren't just for kids. ^_^ I've wanted to read the series since I heard about it on the news and all. I also heard a lot of people say they really liked the books too (and yes, people my age) so I've been dying to get the first book. It's addicting, to say the least. ^^; Harry Potter r0arxz, yo! XD

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Tuesday, July 17, 2001

I saw part II of The Mists of Avalon on t.v. yesterday, although I never got to see the first part. I thought it was really good, although a lot of the minor characters didn't get much development. Then again, there's only so much of a huge story you can fit into a two-part miniseries. :P If I can, I want to get it on DVD or video too.

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For some reason, all I can think of lately is what I want to major in when I go to college. And I just can't decide. I have a lot of interests, but I don't know if I would want to make any one of them into my full-time career/job. Let's see; I like web design, world history/cultures, and I desperately want to learn Japanese. It's a big hope of mine. :D Oh, I love to sing too, but I don't see any music career in my future. ^^; So where does that leave me? Maybe I'll go to Japan, where I can speak the language, learn about the culture, and design websites. Yeah, right. ^_^ I've given up the idea of being a vet too, mostly because I can't stand the idea of dissecting something like my cat or my dog. ;_; Besides, med school is very expensive (not to mention long- at least 6 years) and you have to be smater than a rocket scientist to get in to any of those schools. But anyway, I most definatley want to go to a school that offers to teach courses on Japanese and the culture. It probably seems like I'm worrying about this way ahead of time (I'm not even a Junior yet) but I worry a lot about this kind of stuff. It's fun to think about though! :D

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Saturday, July 14, 2001

Oops, I forgot to blog yesterday. Anyway, it was my parent's anniversary yesterday, so my brother and I took them out to their favourite Italian restaurant. I had some yummy pasta with grilled chicken. :9 My brother can now actually afford to buy an expensive dinner now too. Why can't I have mucho dinero like he does? Me thinks I need a job for me to get some. ^_^;

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001

On a side note, I really want to get the soundtrack to the movie too. The great j-rock band l'arc~en~ciel wrote the ending song, "Spirit Dreams Inside". If you don't buy it, I will! :D

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*yawn* I had a very tiring, but very rewarding day today. ^_^ Tonight my brother and I saw Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within movie at the private screening we won tickets for (the movie offically comes out tomorrow), and we had a good time, eventhough there were some frustrating setbacks. The show was for 7:15 in Boston, so we planned on arriving at around 6:40 to get good seats at the theater. My parents drove us, since they wanted to go to a restuarant in Boston, and because my mom is somewhat paranoid of the thought of my brother and I going to Boston alone. :P So we started out at 5:30, and before you know it, were stuck in traffic. Luckily, we got passed the cause of the traffic (apparently someone had plunged off the side of a ravine- no comment) in only about 20 minutes. However we then noticed the dark and looming sky ahead of us, and heard on the radio that there were severe thunderstorm warnings in our area. Anyway, to make a long story short, we ended up driving through pouring rain and lightning that was practically hitting the ground outside our car in Boston looking for the cinema. We found it eventually, though we went through several parking lots and rotaries. X_x; And we made it on time too! Amazing, huh? ^^ So Nathan and I got our seats, and then we had to wait about an hour for everyone to pile in the theater- about 50 people who were supposed to see the movie too couldn't fit in it was so packed. *cough* Anyway, I'm sure everyone's only interested in what the movie was like, not my trials and tribulations of getting there. ^^;;

Well, it was...good. And in some ways, not so good. All I can really say is that don't come in expecting something like one of the Final Fantasy games- I was, and the movie is really nothing like any of the games. I think I'm being too critical since I know the backgrounds of all the games, and I wanted nothing short of amazing from Square. Which in some ways, it was. Visually and audibly it was very good. Some scenes look just like something in real life, but the whole movie is just not quite real looking enough...you can mostly tell it's CG. But it was pretty close to it! ^_^ The story was really the only "problem", if you can call it that. ^^; In all aspects, it was everything a Square story is- interesting, intriguing, emotional, and very realistic coming from the characters. But I think they just tried to squeeze a plot into a movie that needed more than two hours. I have quite a few unanswered questions that could have been answered with more time. Basically it's like trying to fit a 40+ hour typical FF video game type of story into a two-hour movie. Aside from that, I thought it was different (in a good way) from the typical FF series plots. Although there were some rather blatant references to things like the Lifestream in FFVII (a very important point in the movie) and other things I don't want to spoil. ;D And a very familiar name is once again included in a Final Fantasy related subject from the series- "It's warm!" XDDD (lmao, you must see the movie to understand me.) I have no clue how people who haven't played any of the games is interpreting the movie, but it will be interesting to see how it does! I think that if I had never played an FF game, I'd still be very impressed. Eventhough it sounds silly, I really want this movie to do well, so more people will be exposed to the wonderful world of Squaresoft and Final Fantasy like myself and many fans have. That, and when I mention Final Fantasy around people, I don't want to hear anymore "Huh, what's that?" or "Never heard of it before in my life." or the like. >_< It just bugs me how people can be so clueless about something so great. ;_; It's about time that Squaresoft and Final Fantasy got some of the recognition it deserves from the mainstream America, dammit! *Ameka gets beaten by the rabid teenybopper loserlites and crappy American pop-culture fanatics* Iiyaa... X_x;; Anywho, I'm very sleepy and tired, so goodnight, pe0plxrs. (and "goodnight, moon") >:D

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Monday, July 09, 2001

I started driver's ed today, and I survived! ;D My class is ok (eventhough I don't know anyone) and there's only about 15 people. Our teacher's nice too, and pretty funny. I think he said he used to be a comedian. :D I wonder what made him choose to be a teacher after being a comedian? "The world may never know." Anyway, the only thing I'm worried about are the driving hours. I simply don't like to drive, and I'm not very good at it either. Especially when stangers are critiquing my driving and making me very nervous. XP Oh well- we still watch those cheesy 70's drinking and driving videos. High quality entertainment. *snicker*

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Sunday, July 08, 2001

I was haunting fansview today and checking out many of the wonderful cosplayers and their costumes at Anime Expo! Although I'm unable to attend cons in California (because I'm halfway across the country and have no money) I still really wish I could go sometime. I hope that when I'm 18 I can at least go to some of the cons in Georgia, but I think that's planning a little too early. ^^ I really want to cosplay too though- I can see it easily becoming one of my next big hobbies. ^_^

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I have absolutely nothing to blog about today.

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Friday, July 06, 2001

And now like in so many other blogs I've seen, it's time to mash!

you live in a house.
you're married to heero yuy.
you drive a rav 4.
your car is the color white.
you live in the state vermont.
your honeymoon is japan.
your occupation is a teacher of japanese.
you have this many kids: 2 (1 male; 1 female).

ahh, memories...I remember this from middle school!

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Thursday, July 05, 2001

Happy 4th of July everyone. I sound enthusiastic, don't I? ^_^ Actually, I had I nice, peaceful day, although no one in my family wanted to drive to the harbor nearby and see the fireworks. Lazy people. :P And why is it that we only get to see fireworks once a year? Can't they make some other random day during the summer important so I can see more of those pretty fireworks? :D Besides the obvious pretty fireworks, I am fairly patriotic. ^^; I like my country a lot- it's better than most third-world countries where they execute you for saying your opinion. Although our incompetant leaders in this country don't give me much hope. If you want to know what I think of George Bush, just watch "That's My Bush!" on the Comedy Channel. That's basically how I (and thousands of other people, apparently) picture George W. Bush. And in the words of John Steward of "The Daily Show" to gueststar Jet Li:
"Ok- we know our president is an idiot. And look, we want you to tell your president we're sorry. He can't help being stupid. Really." >XD

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Tuesday, July 03, 2001

w00t! My brother just won tickets for a private screening of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within in Boston! XD I'm so excited- this is one of the movies I've been dying to see since around last year when they announced it. He won two tickets from a radio station, and of course I "convinced" him into taking me. ;D Besides, which of his friends is more Final Fantasy obsessed than me? None, exactly. We're going on Tuesday, one day before it's going to be released in theaters! I can't wait! XDDD

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Monday, July 02, 2001

This is absolutely disgusting. Are these people serious? I got an email from one of my friends and it was about this site, with a list of people who are protesting against it. If there's one thing I can't stand, it's cruelty to animals. You really have to be pretty screwed up in the head to do something like this. Ugh.

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My mom and I went to the mall today, and I got the last few of volumes of the Rayearth manga at Borders. I went to Weathervane too and got a couple shirts and shorts and some body spray and candles from Bath & Body works. I don't really like to shop at highly over-priced and overrated stores like Abercrombie & Fitch and the like, so that was about it for clothing stores (our local mall is very small) and unfortunatley we don't have a Delia's or Hot Topic (which I've heard is a lot like Delia's) anywhere near us. And I used some gift certificates in Weathervane and B&B, which I've had since Christmas. Am I slow or what? :P

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