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[22 Nov 2004|06:35pm]
[ mood | cold ]

andie = lj editor to the MAX!

Check out my new and improved journal format!

AnD lettuce!!

Thanks X1000!

Newly acquired classes for next semester:
Philosophy
Poly Sci
Speech
Intro to Marine Bio. + lab
Beginning Photography
Tennis team class-thing

I'mma gonna be busy.

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[01 Nov 2004|02:41pm]
hi my name is nicole and i areeeksjl
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the Cardboard lining. [27 Aug 2003|11:28am]
I know that I don't usually post much of anything but I do have my reasons.
This is my info. from the new place I will be!

Nicole Stern
1721 E. Cotati Avenue #2702
Rhonert Park, CA 94928

(707)665-7970
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Strange encounter with a diablo man. [14 Jan 2003|08:08am]
While playing diablo a person whispered to me and said hello and did I remember him.
Rob, he said.
Rob from school?
No, he said, Rob from the Navy.
I told him that I don't know anyone from the Navy. He said that he must have put me on his friends list because I was such a nice guy. I told him that I was female. Then he said that he only put me on his list because apparently I sold him a "kicking sword" and that he didn't bring over a pot-o-chicken.

A little while later he whispered me from a different account and told me that it was his son's old account, Nathan. I didn't know any Nathans either but I told him to take care anyhow. Then he told me that sometime he could bring over a "pot-o-chicken."
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[05 Jan 2003|02:13pm]
Mystery Book Report
Your mystery novel must be at least 250 pages. It must be an adult book.
Assignment: Make a study guide with answers for your book. You need a minimum of 15 questions for every 100 pages and they must be spread throughout the 100 pages. They should cover characterization, plot, conflict, theme, setting, etc. The answers must be written in complete sentances and must be in your own words. Answers must be at least 2 sentances long. You must include the page on which the answer can be found.
Your book report must be typed and uploaded to http://scholar.surfwax.com to be checked for plagarism.


oh and
Happy Birthday Lauren!
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[25 Nov 2002|08:49pm]
today is a good day
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REM It's the end of the world.... [18 Nov 2002|09:08pm]
That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and
snakes, an aeroplane and Lenny Bruce is not afraid.
Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn - world
serves its own needs, dummy serve your own needs. Feed
it off an aux speak, grunt, no, strength, Ladder
start to clatter with fear fight down height. Wire
in a fire, representing seven games, a government
for hire and a combat site. Left of west and coming in
a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck. Team
by team reporters baffled, trumped, tethered cropped.
Look at that low playing! Fine, then. Uh oh,
overflow, population, common food, but it'll do. Save
yourself, serve yourself. World serves its own needs,
listen to your heart bleed dummy with the rapture and
the revered and the right, right. You vitriolic,
patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty
psyched.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

Six o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign
towers. Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself
churn. Locking in, uniforming, book burning, blood
letting. Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate.
Light a candle, light a votive. Step down, step down.
Watch your heel crush, crushed, uh-oh, this means no
fear cavalier. Renegade steer clear! A tournament,
tournament, a tournament of lies. Offer me solutions,
offer me alternatives and I decline.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

The other night I dreamt of knives, continental
drift divide. Mountains sit in a line, Leonard
Bernstein. Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester
Bangs. Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom! You
symbiotic, patriotic, slam book neck, right? Right.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel
fine...fine...

(It's time I had some time alone)
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[20 Sep 2002|08:18pm]
What are words worth?
What are words worth? - words

Words in papers, words in books
Words on TV, words for crooks
Words of comfort, words of peace
Words to make the fighting cease
Words to tell you what to do
Words are working hard for you
Eat your words but don't go hungry
Words have always nearly hung me

What are words worth?
What are words worth? - words

Words of nuance, words of skill
And words of romance are a thrill
Words are stupid, words are fun
Words can put you on the run

mots pressés, mots sensés,
mots qui disent la vérité
mots maudits, mots mentis,
mots qui manquent le fruit d'esprit

What are words worth?
What are words worth? - words

Its a rap race, with a fast pace
Concrete words, abstract words
Crazy words and lying words
Hazy words and dying words
Words of faith and tell me straight
Rare words and swear words
Good words and bad words

What are words worth?
What are words worth? - words

Words can make you pay and pay
Four-letter words I cannot say
Panty, toilet, dirty devil
Words are trouble, words are subtle
Words of anger, words of hate
Words over here, words out there
In the air and everywhere
Words of wisdom, words of strife
Words that write the book I like
Words won't find no right solution
To the planet earth's pollution
Say the right word, make a million
Words are like a certain person
Who can't say what they mean
Don't mean what they say
With a rap rap here and a rap rap there
Here a rap, there a rap
Everywhere a rap rap

Rap it up for the common good
Let us enlist the neighbourhood
It's okay, I've overstood
This is a wordy rappinghood, okay, bye.

What are words worth?
What are words worth? - words

What are words worth?
What are words worth? - words

He'll stop ... Don't stop ... Stop.
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[18 Sep 2002|09:31pm]
i'm so dull. dull as a pencil that is dull.
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[17 Sep 2002|10:22pm]
today i ate a peach while waiting with andie for julie cause she wanted to wear my "the who" shirt but she didn't actually wear it until after school. then class and bla bla bla....
jeanie might be in my 3d art class!
after school i tried to have a bowl of cereal but it DIDN'T WORK. i pulled the newspaper from under the clothes on the table and the chair fell over and when i tried to pick up the chair my elbow knocked the cereal into my lap LOL it made such a big mess! i couldn't stop saying "Retard!!" cause...i'm a retard
then practice went interestingly...at least it went. it would have been fun like usual but nooo.
everyone hates me.
then i painted at andies! so messy....so fun!
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[15 Sep 2002|08:33pm]
[ mood | amused ]

-Could I have a rainbow cookie please?
-Two?
-Oh...um ok
-One dollar
-(hands one dollar) thanks
-*mumbles something unhearable*

I don't think the lunch lady likes me.

Don't eat the rainbow cookies.

Here is a recipe for good ones, made 'em today we did.

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (or RAINBOW m'n'ms)


Directions


1 Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
2 Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
3 In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
4 Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.


It makes quite a lot. Mabey even enough to share...

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[13 Sep 2002|10:50pm]
The Security System......
My computer faces the back wall and Michelle has perfected her "sneaking-up" abilities. Something had to be done.
I was going through my stuff and i found my old jewelery box that conveniently has a mirror in it. I set the ol' thing up on the printer and poof! I can see the entry way.....and any approaching predators.....
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[09 Sep 2002|07:01pm]
So...how's the homework situation?
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Procrastination!! (sorry its long) [04 Sep 2002|07:11pm]
Tomorrow... Tomorrow: Why We Procrastinate

Special for eDiets
by Hara Marano

There are many ways avoid success in life, but the most surefire way just might be procrastination. Procrastinators sabotage themselves. They put obstacles in their own paths. They actually choose paths that hurt their performance.


Why would people do that? I talked to two of the world's leading experts on procrastination: Joseph Ferrari, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at De Paul University in Chicago, and Timothy Pychyl, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Neither one is a procrastinator, and both answered my many questions immediately.




10. Twenty percent of people identify themselves as chronic procrastinators. For them procrastination is a lifestyle, albeit a maladaptive one. And it cuts across all domains of their life. They don't pay bills on time. They miss opportunities for buying tickets to concerts. They don't cash gift certificates or checks. They file income tax returns late. They leave their Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve.

9. It's not trivial, although as a culture we don't take it seriously as a problem. It represents a profound problem of self-regulation. And there may be more of it in the U.S. than in other countries because we are so nice; we don't call people on their excuses ("my grandmother died last week") even when we don't believe them.


8. Procrastination is not a problem of time management or planning. Procrastinators are not different in their ability to estimate time, although they are more optimistic than others. "Telling someone who procrastinates to buy a weekly planner is like telling someone with chronic depression to just cheer up," insists Dr. Ferrari.


7. Procrastinators are made not born. Procrastination is learned in the family milieu, but not directly. It is one response to an authoritarian parenting style. Having a harsh, controlling father keeps children from developing the ability to regulate themselves, from internalizing their own intentions and then learning to act on them. Procrastination can even be a form of rebellion, one of the few forms available under such circumstances. What's more, under those household conditions, procrastinators turn more to friends than parents for support, and their friends may reinforce procrastination because they tend to be tolerant of their excuses.


6. Procrastination predicts higher levels of consumption of alcohol among those people who drink. Procrastinators drink more than they intend to -- a manifestation of generalized problems in self-regulation. That is over and above the effect of avoidant coping styles that underlie procrastination and lead to disengagement via substance abuse.


5. Procrastinators tell lies to themselves. Such as, "I'll feel more like doing this tomorrow." Or "I work best under pressure." But in fact they do not get the urge the next day or work best under pressure. In addition, they protect their sense of self by saying "this isn't important." Another big lie procrastinators indulge in is that time pressure makes them more creative. Unfortunately they do not turn out to be more creative; they only feel that way. They squander their resources on avoiding.


4. Procrastinators actively look for distractions, particularly ones that don't take a lot of commitment on their part. Checking email is almost perfect for this purpose. They distract themselves as a way of regulating their emotions such as fear of failure.


3. There's more than one flavor of procrastination. People procrastinate for different reasons. Dr. Ferrari identifies three basic types of procrastinators:



Arousal types or thrill-seekers: They wait to the last minute for the euphoric rush.


Avoiders:These are people who may be avoiding fear of failure or even fear of success. In either case they are very concerned with what others think of them; they would rather have others think they lack effort than ability.


Decisional procrastinators: Those who cannot make a decision. Not making a decision absolves procrastinators of responsibility for the outcome of events.

2. There are big costs to procrastination. Health is one. Just over the course of a single academic term, procrastinating college students had such evidence of compromised immune systems as more colds, flu, and gastrointestinal problems. And they had insomnia. In addition, procrastination has a high cost to others as well as oneself; it shifts the burden of responsibilities onto others, who in turn become resentful. Procrastination destroys teamwork in the workplace and in private relationships.


1. Procrastinators can change their behavior, but doing so consumes a lot of mental energy. And it doesn't necessarily mean one feels transformed internally. It can be done with highly structured cognitive behavioral therapy.


Hara Estroff Marano is Editor-At-Large of Psychology Today magazine and Editor-In-Chief of Psychology Today's Blues Buster, a newsletter about depression. An award-winning writer on human behavior, Hara’s articles have appeared in publications including the New York Times, Smithsonian, Family Circle and The Ladies Home Journal. She lives in New York City.
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my day, in case you were wondering [04 Sep 2002|06:49pm]
[ mood | good ]

This morning I stepped out of the car to go to class and my shoe broke beyond repair. During math i was forced to walk up to the front of the class to show mr. potmesil a paper with only one shoe on. good thing my flares are big. and then andie was nice enough to walk with me to her house and loan me a pair of shoes! thanks andie! oh but then we were late to churchills class cause i had a snack. ahhh sorry! the freshmen were annoying as usual in my art class. they learned a new trick today: how to balance the stool in the air without touching their feet to the ground. they were thrilled.
after school andie and i went to beckys a little bit and looked at photo albums. brought back some memories of elementary school and that one play...i was an elf?
and then we were late to tennis but so was the coach...i kinda felt bad that we were late and didn't have to run, it's not like i couldn't use the run. hmmm tennis seems a lot more fun to me this year.
music seems to have put me in a better mood. i'm tired cause being a spaz takes a lot out of ya

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Lettuce RUles! [02 Sep 2002|11:20pm]
3 months 'till my birthday!

Happy Labor Day everyone.
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[31 Aug 2002|03:22pm]
Michelle is gone! Only for a couple days but still....
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[27 Aug 2002|06:09pm]
[ mood | jubilant ]

I got my door! My mommy fixed the hole in it too!

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[23 Aug 2002|01:52pm]
I'm finaly getting a door! Gotta hose her down first but then.....yes...a door.
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[21 Aug 2002|11:30pm]
[ mood | nostalgic ]

It's not about the cucumbers. No, it's not. It's about something greater than any lesser vegetable. It's Lettuce! Iceberg lettuce to be exact. Carrots have nothing on lettuce.

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