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Current Music:Bowerbirds - Bur Oak
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Subject:The month of the breakup
Time:11:30 pm
Current Mood:nerdynerdy
As the weather gets warmer the relationships are dropping off like flies. Several of my friends have broken up in the last month or two. I think you can see a cycle of people getting together in fall as it gets colder, and breaking up as it warms up. Survival instinct, what?

Here's a tip: if you have been dating someone for a year, it is not acceptable to break up with them over the telephone. Especially if you are technically living in the same house with them. Not that it's okay if you have been dating less than a year, but it's just cruel if you've been dating that long to treat someone that way.

On the bright side, the dating pool is getting bigger for those of us who are single.
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Current Music:Our Lady Peace - Birdman
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Subject:Birdman
Time:10:11 pm
Current Mood:crushedcrushed
hopelessly a man starts to feed your day
once he was there you never looked back
how did you think that his words might just fade away
he seemed harmless enough so you let him in and now you'll pay

i can't see him but he's stalking my thoughts
how does it feel when you can't concentrate?
i just stare
all of your daydreams are a seesaw for him to play on

how does it feel when he calls your name
you can plug your ears but it's not the same
how does it feel when he pulls you back

nobody's wrong nobody's right the birdman wouldn't lie
nobody's wrong nobody's right but i just can't trust him tonight

how do you forget a stranger that plagues your days
we arm ourselves when there's nothing to fear right?
wrong

how does it feel when it comes to pass there's something there
but it's not quite right
how does it feel, does it make you mad?
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Subject:Entre Ciel et Mer
Time:10:30 pm
Current Mood:excitedstill anxious but hopeful
RULES:
1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Tag whoever you want including me
5. Have Fun!

Okay, this is just my laptop collection, not the behemoth collection from my desktop, which would have been more random, and thus more accurate in this case :)

IF SOMEONE SAYS 'ARE YOU OKAY' YOU SAY....?
Never Before (Afterlife)

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
Desnsitized (Mighty Might Bosstones)

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
All Over Me (Drowning Pool)

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
I want you for Christmas (Russ Morgan and his Orchestra)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
Despertar (Aisha Duo)

WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO?
Sowing The Seeds of Love (tears for fears)

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
A Mi Manera (Gipsy Kings)

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Cafe Coca (De Phazz)

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Extra Kings (Avalanches)

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR FIRST KISS?
. . . But Nothing is lost (Shpongle)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Am I Blue (Lillian Boutte)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Here Comes the Sun King (Beatles)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
E.V.A. (Heights of Abraham)

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Waters (Sasha + Digweed/ Ralph Armand Beck)

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
The Sun is My Enemy (Cornelius)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
Alright (Janet Jackson)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Julie and Candy (Boards of Canada)

WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
Miss You Much (Janet again)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Rose Rouge (St. Germain)

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Entre Ciel et Mer (Sleepthief)
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Current Music:Hex - Harmonic
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Subject:The bug's eye view
Time:11:00 pm
Current Mood:anxiousanxious
"Now those people who fly have a different point of view of the world from the people who spend their whole lives on the ground

Don Blanding wrote a poem once when he was flying, and he called his poem the "God's eye view"

And he said it was so different from the view he always had on the ground, which he called the "bug's eye view"

Now I thought about that bug's eye view when I was over in Tehran in Persia.

They told me an old Persian legend

It was about a bug who spent his entire life in the world's most beautifully designed Persian rug.

All the bug ever saw in his lifetime was his problems. They stood up all around him; he couldn’t see over the top of them.

And he had to fight his way through these tufts of wool in the rug to find some crumb somebody had spilled in the rug.

And the tragedy, of the story of the bug in the rug was this:

That he lived and he died in the world's most beautifully designed rug

But he never once knew that he spent his life in something which had a pattern.

That’s why I want to get you up in the air tonight; to see something the old bug couldn’t see in the rug.

Because even he, this bug, if he had once got above the rug so he could have seen all of it, he would have discovered something;

That the very things he called his problems were a part of the pattern.

Have you ever felt like that bug in the rug?

That you are so surrounded with your problems, that you cant see any pattern to the world in which you live?

Have you heard anyone say lately that the world is a total mess?

...

That’s the bugs eye view, and seeing only a little of the world, me might be inclined to think that this is true."
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Current Music:Air - new star in the sky
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Subject:Now you can shave the baby!
Time:08:00 pm
I have seen some weird toys from Japan. But this one has to have an entirely new category.

Shave the baby
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Current Music:Marley - Waiting in Vain
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Subject:Not again . . .
Time:08:30 pm
Current Mood:sadsad
So senseless and awful. Don't click if you're in a good mood.

Happy hour last night was good. Since we staged a coup the happy hour is becoming much better. So yeah this kind of ruined my mood about half way through it. I used to live in that building. I always disliked Au Bon Pain.

On a much more positive note, Tech beat Wake in Basketball, thus salvaging their hopes at making the NCAA tournament.
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Current Music:Cowboy Junkies - Shining Moon
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Subject:Man, I have really neglected this livejournal thingie
Time:12:00 am
Current Mood:okayokay
So last weekend I had a small UHF party, which was really just a bunch of dorks sitting around watching a bunch of dorks in a movie. Punch was served. This weekend I haven't gotten much done, but I still have some work to do. Good thing this is a 4 day weekend!

DC is going to be re-dicalous on Tuesday. I kind of want to see how it will be, but think I will watch everything on TV. I am also surprised by the number of people I know who will be going to the inauguration and/or the official inaugural balls. This makes me feel like an outsider, as I am definitely less politically inclined than most of my friends. Oh well. Perhaps I shall get back into this LJ deal.
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Current Music:Sven van Hees - Breakfast with Abductees
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Subject:Analysis of an upset
Time:09:30 am
Current Mood:crappyehh
Before I start laboring on this Labor Day, I thought I would break down the reasons VT lost a close game to ECU.

In no particular order:

1) Offensive line played well until guys went out of the game due to injury. After that there were Pirates in the backfield, the running game was less effective, and Glennon had seven carries (meaning dudes were chasing him a lot more than the 2 sacks would indicate)

2) Glennon threw 2 picks - one was juggled around, the other he flat out didn't see the defender coming over the middle.

3) Lost Macho. That one is self-explanatory as he's a "Pre-season All-american." Their starting QB went 19-23 passing and we lost our ace returner and leader in the secondary, and possibly our best deep threat at WR also.

4) Didn't convert on a 4th and 1 in the 1st quarter. A lot of people criticized Beamer for doing the opposite in the Orange Bowl. The situations were totally different. With a 0-0 score, put a FG on the board! It's not the time to make a statement with their defense fresh and with no score.

5) Blocked punt, missed FG, missed PAT. Like most of the teams that beat us (the exception being BC), ECU won the special teams battle. I'm discounting that squibbed kickoff fumble recovery since it appeared to be a fluke and unintentional

6) Two or three perfectly good passes were flat out dropped by our inexperienced WRs. Most notably the deep pass to Ike.

7) We gave ECU a ton of time to work at the end of the first half. If we could have run off some time it would have been nice. Instead we run the clock and call timeout with the clock stopped, then come back throwing on second & third down, leading to #2 above . . . It should have been 14-0 at the half.

8) Arm tackles. I haven't seen the Hokies make such half-ass, piss poor attempts at tackling since 2003. Way too many yards after contact given up.

9) No presure on the QB, and Zero sacks. Their guy had all day. Again, 19-23 with no INTs.

Bottom line, the stat was repeated a lot - VT traveled with 41% of its team having never taken the field in a college game. The youth was too much, all over the field.
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Current Music:The Outlaws - Green Grass and High Tides
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Subject:WOW. Just WOW.
Time:06:30 pm
Current Mood:sleepysleepy
super pii pii brothers

Wow.
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Current Music:Sounds from the Ground - Drawn to the Woman
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Subject:Pain
Time:10:30 pm
And a woman spoke, saying, "Tell us of Pain."

And he said:

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;

And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.

And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

Much of your pain is self-chosen.

It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.

Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:

For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,

And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.


--Khalil Gibran (from The Prophet)
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