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September 2006
Wed, Sep. 20th, 2006 10:42 am

i am SO into the new Heartless Bastards album right now.

additionally, any of you not listening to the eminently lovable (he flirted with my girlfriend! where was i?! i want to meet him!) M. Ward, including his new album, Post-War, should start immediately.

Current Music: Heartless Bastards -- Searching for the Ghost


Wed, Sep. 13th, 2006 11:32 am

The number of Americans who have died in Iraq has now exceeded the number that died on September 11th. I've been thinking about this, hoping it would never happen, pretty much since we first invaded, and it's affected me a lot more than the anniversary itself. Or maybe it's a combination of the two -- 9/11/2001 marked the beginning of a tumultuous period in my personal life as well. It's the day when Katie, with whom I'd been smitten for a few months, first felt something reciprocal. Our 5th anniversary is in a few weeks.

I don't know where I'm going with this... it's just that it's weird that the two things are forever linked for me, you know? It also feels a little strange that the ways that it affects me to think about 9/11 now are so startlingly different from the way it affected me at the time.

I'm also running on an uncharacteristic amount of caffeine, so all mental connections are being made faster and stronger and much more circuitous. I swear my blood is humming, and if I finish this cup, it'll be playing Rach II.

It's been awhile. How are y'all?

Current Music: M. Ward -- Magic Trick


Fri, Jul. 21st, 2006 02:45 pm

everybody watch this now:



Wed, May. 3rd, 2006 03:57 pm

i'm not moving away, and katie's only moving down to eugene. i like my job and my boss likes me. i've befriended one of the most wonderful people on the planet and he lives right across the street when he's not touring the world being a rockstar. i learned to knit socks.

i'm also starving for a better artistic outlet than i have. it makes me crazy that i'm not good enough at anything to pay attention to what i'm making rather than how i'm making it.

but man: thank god for spring. i like feeling feelings.

Current Music: Bob Dylan -- Ballad of a Thin Man


Thu, Apr. 6th, 2006 12:11 pm

just like snape and dumbledore


Mon, Feb. 6th, 2006 10:56 am
when i was a freshman at carleton, i had a little blue notebook that i wrote in almost every night. i was usually either high or exhausted or both, but i wrote anyway. i took it with me when i went to visit my friend daniel in st. paul in march, and when the sun came out and the snow started melting, we walked around in tshirts and scarves and drank wine out of coffee mugs and wrote together.
i lost that book a few months later, and as it's the only one i've ever lost, out of the dozens of notebooks i've kept since i was very small, i'm convinced that everything in it was the best thing i ever wrote. very convenient. all i can remember, really, is a few lines from that poem i wrote with daniel. something about a red-headed woman, something about how "we can smile with our teeth again, and mean it", and something about march being the month that will save me, over and over again.

it's a good thing that in portland, march comes in february.


Mon, Jan. 30th, 2006 09:59 am
happy year of the dog, y'all.

i was born in the year of the dog, which means that i will soon be turning a multiple of twelve.

Current Music: Bjork -- Hidden Place


Fri, Jan. 20th, 2006 01:43 pm
You are the fox.

Saint Exupery's 'The Little Prince' Quiz.
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Mon, Oct. 10th, 2005 02:44 pm

bored on monday = haiku meme!

LiveJournal Haiku!
Your name:furplepig
Your haiku:if i do have a
depth a fierceness and a
baby at home i
Created by Grahame

LiveJournal Haiku!
Your name:furplepig
Your haiku:going to fight me my
two roommates my greyhound and
the hr department
Created by Grahame


Tue, Aug. 23rd, 2005 10:46 am

I got a call yesterday from Mark Lofstrom asking me to be co-chair of the 2006 LGBT Family Reunion.

Yeah. Whoa.

What's even more amazing to me is that i'm seriously considering it. If they'd asked me six months ago, I'd have said never in a million years. (Well, not out loud...) Besides needing a break from Carleton in general, I left with a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth as far as the whole queer organizing thing goes. But I think I need to get over myself, and besides, I can't complain if I'm not trying to contribute somehow, right? I'd actually been thinking over the last couple of weeks that I'd like to get a little more involved. And I do think I have some good ideas...

So, I need your input. I don't want you to tell me whether you think I should accept, just if there are things you think I should consider and might not have thought of.

Like, "whoa, kate, that means you'd have to help lead meetings where you might be the youngest person in the room" or "you could come visit me while you're in northfield for said meetings!" or "are you sure you want to get up in front of a room of people and try to convince them to give money to carleton?"

Hit me.

Current Mood: not quite decisive
Current Music: Printmatic-Soul Position-8 Million Stories