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[10 Dec 2007|02:22pm]
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[08 Jun 2007|01:24pm]
[ mood | content ]

Some things that have happened to me in the past week -

1.) Finished school with a very decent GPA. Completed all my finals with A's.

2.) Completed a successful interview, which I think (I hope!) has led to a job.

3.) Had or am about to have so many of my wonderful friends home from college, with ample time for coffee, bowling, chitchat, and Chipotle.

4.) Celebrated my two-years-eight-months anniversary with Taylor, and made wonderful plans for the great oh-three.

5.) Discovered that I have been cohabitating for one year.

6.) Disovered this hilarious video. http://youtube.com/watch?v=-fVDGu82FeQ

7.) Bought this, cheap. http://cgi.ebay.com/6-X-L-SAC-FOOF-BEAN-BAG-CHAIR-LOVE-SEAT_W0QQitemZ140126024644QQihZ004QQcategoryZ48319QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

And the very best part is....

8.) We put down a deposit on a wonderful, beautiful, amazing new place. Pictures to come, certainly. We move in the 19th.

I finally have bay windows! Everything's coming up Milhouse!

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[16 Mar 2007|08:11pm]
[ mood | energetic ]

The Official Facebook Harry Potter 7 Death Pool is now open on Facebook. Come join!

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19 and everything's changing...again [17 Jan 2007|09:30am]
New year, new number. New school, and I can't quite figure out how I feel about it.

+ Good courses. Great professors.

- Ugly-as-sin buildings and classrooms.

+ Monstrous library, which includes its own art gallery and coffee shop. So big you actually can get lost in it.

- The bathrooms at the county fair are cleaner and more fragrant.

+ The Tivoli Student Union.

- An absolutely pathetic GLBTQ center. No groups, either! What gives!

+ Not working this semester THANK YOU JESUS

- Just one person I know attends UCDHSC.

- An acronym like UCDHSC.

+ Starbucks across the street.

+ Super psychology program, which offers two separate bachelor programs in the field.

- Icky class times.

- Classes so huge the professor needs a microphone.

+ Reliable public transportation.

+/- Giant campus.

I guess the second day back isn't the best time to assess how I feel about this place. I'm still all mixed up about the entire situation, but I'm entirely sick of being a nomad. I hope I find a little place to settle down - even our little one-room love nest over the summer was heaven to me.

Wherever you are today, I hope it's a fantastic one, from dawn to dusk. Updates on how the big one-nine went later on today.
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[15 Sep 2006|12:43pm]

I will NOT be coming home for Thanksgiving.

I will, however, be home for Christmas.

:)  I hope you all will find some time to spend with your old pal Crystal. 

4 voices heard| sing to me

[26 Aug 2006|02:11am]
SOCY-110G-003  Views from the Third World

MATH-115-002  Finite Mathematics

WGST-125G  Gender in Society

PSYC-205  Theories of Personality

I am SO excited about those last two.  Because I got a 5 on the Psych exam I tested out of basic psych (Understanding Human Behavior) I get to take a second level psych course, which is going to be amazing. 

Gender in Society could go either way.  It sounds like an amazing class, although the book we're reading now is really...not that great.  It's one of those $0.99 sci-fi books you buy at library sales or find in a box at a garage sale.  

Finite mathematics is going to suck a giant donkey dong.

And Views?  Also, could go either way.

Taylor bought all my books for about a hundred dollars.  You rule, honey.

Classes start Monday.

I am so excited.  What's your schedule like?
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[08 Jun 2006|11:08pm]
OH YEAH. PEE FUCKING ESS.

Thank you, Crystal! Welcome to American University.

Your enrollment deposit of $600.00 for Fall 2006 has been received.

Check to be processed manually.

Follow up written material will be mailed to you shortly.

Your housing preferences are summarized below:

Residence Hall Preferences:
1. Letts Hall
2. Anderson Hall
3. Hughes Hall

Special Interest Options:
I am interested in an all-female floor.

Roommate Request:
Taylor Malament


I definitely did not pay that deposit.

Some good Samaritan who works for the school did it for me.

I love my school.

(Another fun fact: My school loves me! I was definitely propositioned by a female University employee the other day. (Yes, of course my answer was no thanks.) Eurgh.)
3 voices heard| sing to me

[08 Jun 2006|11:01pm]
[ mood | relaxed ]

So much has happened it is really above my capabilities to elaborate, tired as I am.

If you want details, email me! I'd love to hear from you.

Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone know my Internet is FINALLY up and running, thank you useless tech support and Taylor's amazing ability to deal with them.

So talk to me. Tell me what's going on in your life.

I really miss you guys. I'm happy, but I think about you all the time and wish you were here to share this with me.

I just got out of job training and I am exhausted, so I'm going to go watch TV and showah.

-Crystal

2 voices heard| sing to me

[11 May 2006|08:40am]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

My appeal went through.

I'm going to American University.

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[04 Apr 2006|11:16am]
[ mood | stressed ]

Six random facts about me, as per Nick's request.

1) I am quite possibly the most low-maintenance person ever except for one thing: my coffee. I'm not picky about clothes. I don't use thirty-dollar shampoo, or even ten-dollar shampoo. I have never been shoe shopping as a recreational activity in my entire life. But God save the barista who puts too little caramel on my macchiatto or who does not use fresh shots of espresso, because bitter coffee? I STRENUOUSLY DISAPPROVE. My official order is an iced Venti skinny extra caramel extra ice caramel macchiatto with the caramel on the cup with a short straw instead of a long straw served with a sleeve, please, and also could you brew the espresso again, it was left out for 3.25 seconds too long and has begun to turn an unsightly burnt umber instead of the natural dark copper, if it's not too much trouble?

2) Everyone knows I love Audrey Hepburn, but it's not really because of her movies - she wasn't a spectacular actress. The number of films with true merit out of the three dozen or so she made can be counted on one hand. I mostly love her for her beauty, her work as a fashion model, and her generous life. She was a lot like me.

3) I love it when I discover something surprising and provocative about someone, especially when you never, ever would have guessed it. I don't mean, "Oh, you skin cats and hang their pelts in your garden shed? I had no idea! How charming!", but, you know, some slightly taboo quirk that kind of makes you raise your eyebrows.

4) I’m terrible at wrapping presents. I tend to be a devout proponent of the forty-tons-of-Scotch-tape method, which hasn’t gone over in the past. The people I love tend to either get unwrapped presents or those that look like they’ve been packaged by a Thorazine dart-struck monkey.

5) I'm not sure if I want kids or not - I mean, there are certain times when I get all melted-butter over babies and cast my moist doe-eyes around for any stroller in sight, but I'm still not sure, you know...but I really really want to be pregnant sometime.

6) My life is so crazy right now on so many levels that the insides of my ears itch. My TEETH hurt. My tabula is not freaking rasa.

Okay then. I taaag:

1) Taylor
2) Natalie
3) Jamey
4) David S.
5) Jess

I know, we were only supposed to tag three. Well to hell with that.

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[18 Jan 2006|07:37pm]
[ mood | confused ]

Off to apply for jobs, and this recent Postsecret (if you don't know what this is...seriously, go look at it. postsecret.blogspot.com) made me laugh because it's so me.

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In other news:

Liv. Erin. Kristin. Nick. Taylor. Thank you all so much for a wonderful birthday.

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[15 Jan 2006|07:56pm]
[ mood | pensive ]

Tuesday is my eighteenth birthday.

To the friends who I promised dinner at some great restaurant...I am very sorry. Due to the fact that I have recently had a very bad fight with my mother, I will no longer be holding a party in any way, shape or form.

I had my family 'party' on Saturday and it was a fiasco. I'll leave it at that.

All in all...this isn't my happiest birthday. This was the first time I've ever really wanted to do something big and fun, but I guess I just don't want to be a financial burden on anyone, especially not my mother, who thinks I "don't deserve any fuss anyway, all things considered."

Really, though, a "Happy Birthday" email (aiden_moon@yahoo.com) or a hug when you see me at school Wednesday or Thursday would be much appreciated. Because, you know, I guess turning eighteen is kind of a big deal to me. And even if I don't deserve it, well, I would really be grateful for it.

Love you guys.

[04 Jan 2006|11:47am]
I'm not sure it's hit me yet.

It's too much yet to accept that you, the boy who came to Starbucks to see me and, when offered a free drink, asked for a kid's glass of cold apple juice is gone.

This is my armful of butterflies, trying to hold onto the memories, pick out each distinct hue, distinguish each feather brush of each wing. The way they're whirling, they're threatening to all fly away.

You, the boy whose fingers were a poem. What will happen to those beautiful hands that used to captivate me so? I don't think I've ever seen such beautiful hands. What will happen to your quiet quirky half-smile always displayed on your face when you would draw? What about the way you'd beam when what you got onto paper exactly what you saw in your head? What will happen to the way Ms. Brown pretended to be pissed off when you pretended to sneak out of her class before the bell rang? What about the way you asked me for help with your drawings, asked to borrow my 6B, asked me to hold up your drawing so you could see if it looked just as good from a distance? What about the way you asked me if you could trade assignments with me, so you could draw Malcolm X, your hero? The way we'd tease each other?

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I can't think of anything else to say. It's all been said, and I guess it speaks for itself.

RIP.

[13 Dec 2005|07:06pm]
[ mood | oh god oh god oh god ]

Things I have to do before Friday morning:

-Apply to four schools.
-Take my anatomy test.
-Do all my laundry.
-Write all my Christmas cards.
-Do most of my Christmas shopping.
-Pack.
-Get my letters of rec / transcripts sent in.
-Do my huge makeup thing for art.
-Visit various friends home from college.

This list is in no way exhaustive.

Oh yeah, looking back on those, I realized I forgot two.

-Shoot myself.
-Die.

6 voices heard| sing to me

[08 Dec 2005|08:28pm]
[ mood | cold ]

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"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."
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[02 Nov 2005|04:53pm]
My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
starkenigma goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as a butterfly.
a_chap_you_hate tricks you! You get a rotten egg.
backseatprofile gives you 11 pink orange-flavoured gummy bats.
iamnokiller gives you 5 brown apple-flavoured gummy worms.
knucklehungry gives you 13 tan apple-flavoured gummy bats.
leaena_parthena gives you 11 mauve strawberry-flavoured pieces of taffy.
newgrrl gives you 10 pink evil-flavoured nuggets.
ocean_noir gives you 4 purple spearmint-flavoured wafers.
one_word_more tricks you! You lose 4 pieces of candy!
roseshards tricks you! You get a dead frog.
smolderingstars gives you 1 dark green evil-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
starkenigma ends up with 51 pieces of candy, a rotten egg, and a dead frog.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.


Jess! Natalie! Taylor!! How could you?!
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[31 Oct 2005|08:27am]
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Happy Hauntings.
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[11 Oct 2005|12:03pm]
To Create a Google "Needs" Meme:
1) Enter "[your name here] needs" in a Google search.
2) Read through the link descriptions, looking for those that actually form a sentence.
3) Post the first 15.
4) Enjoy!

1. Crystal needs a family that will be everlasting and committed
2. A conference was called to discuss Crystal's needs.
3. Crystal needs it in detail.
4. Crystal needs her rabies shots.
5. Crystal needs polishing.
6. Crystal needs to be perfect in order to be used.
7. Crystal needs extra care.
8. Crystal needs to upgrade its sewage-treatment facilities.
9. Crystal needs the help.
10. One thing Crystal NEEDS is a frickin' terrain park.
11. Crystal needs some protection.
12. Crystal needs to be positive.
13. Crystal needs a bit of extra attention to stay sparkling.
14. Crystal needs to be cleaned when she appears dusty or dull.
15. Crystal needs to be replaced.
4 voices heard| sing to me

[27 Sep 2005|07:25pm]
Attention everyone: I have been wearing the same article of clothing for two days. Curious?

aaaapron


Yes. I now have a job at Starbucks.

And it is NOT easy.

Well...drinks are fairly easy. Assuming you read the recipe manual and follow directions, it's pretty much idiot-proof.

Not so much Crystal-proof, though...Since I began yesterday, I have managed to explode steamed milk all over the counter, bring in six gallons of the wrong brand of milk when doing stock, drip a big schlooort of mocha syrup on my apron (yeah, I know that's what they're for, but still) and merrily dump a Frappuchino into the blender and turn it on...sans lid.

Otherwise, the drink-making is going fairly well, and it's actually a lot of fun. I love making the Frappuchinos, even though I can rarely remember how many squirts of syrup / scoops of chocolate chips / what U.B.B. stands for. Lattes...not so much. The espresso machine is a wee bit intimidating.

I've only met two of my coworkers. Brittney is excessively cool. I learned a lot about her in four hours - she's a recovered drug addict who got kicked out of school for, no shit, bank robbery, and is now working toward college. Aaron is a big guy, a senior up at Grandview who loves to make fun of me. Fortunately, my comebacks are good when I'm not flustered by the four mint mocha chip Fraps I'm blending at the moment or frantically pushing buttons on the cash register and crying, wondering why it won't stop beeping at me, so it's all good. He's a cool guy.

Michele, my manager, is...well. Let's just describe her with an anecdote : she had to take an employee to the clinic for a worker's comp thing (he slipped and dislocated his kneecap) and spent about ten minutes cruising around the store in the little motorized sit-down carts while the poor guy moaned in agony in the staffroom.

All in all, I'm loving this. The cash register will kill me eventually, as it seems to enjoy beeping at me for no apparent reason and suddenly flinging out the cash drawer to pummel me in the stomach and beeping in an evil sort of way, as if to say, "MWAHA! You will never memorize these codes or button sequences! NEVER! RAAAAH!!"...but the rest of it is great.

$7.50 an hour. Not bad.

Anyway, if you got this far in this boring-ass entry, thanks for reading.
5 voices heard| sing to me

[25 Sep 2005|03:09pm]
Today was really awful. I got out of bed really early because my mom was yelling at me. I feel unusual because my antidepressants are making me unusually hairy.

I'm so hardcore. Me and Buzz went to the mall today, and I stole a whole heap of stuff. I got a Good Charlotte CD, a couple of DVDs and some new boots. Buzz got caught, but he fought his way out, and then we stole some lady's car and smashed it into a phone booth.

Last night I had to shave my entire body. Apparently, the lice that I caught from Amanda's friend are really hard to get rid of. I look quite strange with no hair and eyebrows. I'd post pictures, but my webcam is broken.

I want to tell the world to get fucked.

I am updating this journal for the first time in ages, because I've been in prison.

I want to say thanks to Simon and Abbey and Dave and the other Simon for helping me on Saturday. You guys are the best. By the way, if you happen to find my wallet, keys or underwear, could you SMS me? Adrian has my number.

I went to the doctor yesterday, and he said I have a terrible skin disease which prevents me from coming into contact with other human beings. And bipolar disorder.

You should all do this one quiz! It's amazingly accurate. You just put in your name and birthday, and it will tell you you're a moron.

That's enough for now. But I'll leave you with this thought - sharing your life with strangers on the internet is the cheapest form of therapy available. Leave a comment and tell me I'm beautiful.

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