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14th November 2008

4:41pm: I just did some cleaning up on my info page. It still had mention of Meteor on it and some weight issues with some weird preening.

I got in a tiff this afternoon and cut off most of my hair with my sewing scissors to go lap swimming... then couldn't find my swimming suit : / I just found it and plan to go back to the pool when it opens at 7pm, but for about 3 hours I was in an odd sort of stressed out, depressed, holy crap I'm graduating in a month and have so much BS to do kind of mood.

I don't like it when professors give you take home tests. I have one laughing at me in my backpack. It's as if it knows that I'm going to have to go use Polymath to solve all those pesky ODE's that he can't give to us on an in-class test and expect us to pass.

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17th July 2008

10:05pm: Books! Stolen from Jessica from ISP
"The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they’ve printed.”

1. Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2. Italicize those you intend to read.
3. Underline the books you LOVE.
4. Strike out the books you have no intention of ever reading, or were forced to read at school and hated.

1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible I read part of the Book of Mormon the other day....
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare

15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis wft? Since when was this not a part of the Chronicles of Narnia?
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (Watch the movie first, or you'll be disappointed with it. It's wonderful, but not as good as the book.)
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert

53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones’ Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


Only 27? Hm. I guess I need to read a Jane Austin novel. She seems to be the most popular author on here, but I've avoided her work like the plague. I wonder why they don't have any Heinlein or Asimov on the list.

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16th September 2007

8:54am: *stolen* Brought to you by the letter J
1. Go to http://www.careercruising.com/.
2. Put in Username: nycareers and Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top twenty results.
5. Put the careers you have seriously considered in bold.
6. Italicize any that are part of your current job/career.*

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I feel like a dork, now.

Life is good. I spent the summer in Richland, WA. I was working on the designs for the nuclear waste vitrification plant for Bechtel (as an intern slave). I fell in love with a mechanincal engineering contractor. Moved. I still speak with him frequently, but I can feel the distance growing.

Now I'm living in Calvert City, KY working at ISP Chemicals. I've found that industry isn't exactly beautiful. At times, as I'm prancing about the plant looking around, I feel like I'm playing for the wrong team. Engineering work is very fun, but it seems messy and involves so many nasty chemicals--I feel like I need a respirator just to walk around.
Current Mood: contemplative

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3rd May 2006

2:51pm: So... Still alive (good thing). Quck update:

No, I didn't get the Memphis job with Solae
However, I am going to Alabama for 10 weeks this summer! I'm going to Auburn University to participate in their REU program. I was so shocked/happy/stressed when I found out that they accepted me. Maybe I'm smarter than I think... nah. I'm fairly certain that I will be working in the bioapplications of clay nanoparticle doped polymers. Particularly in their use as a moisture/oxygen barrier for the packaging of foods. I have this vision of sitting around in a lab coat poking at cookies and sticking them in expensive equipment(which amuses me to no end). Plus, they're paying me $450 a week with free room and unlimited food. w00t
Meteor and I are going to "officially" be living together next year. We're moving into a duplex with my roommates downstairs. So, right now we're trying to figure out how to get moved and settled in befor I leave on th 27th. Meteor also starts summer school June 5th. I actually know the people who will be moving into this house, and they keepon bugging me about when we'll be moving out. So I ask the girl who's place we're moving into, and she doesn't know when she'll be moving out (she's pretty flaky). This puts me in a bit of a jam, and it makes me want to scream and pull down drywall.
In other news, next year some BioChemE friends and I will be working in the mircobiology lab on a OURE. We're going to test silver doped glasses and polymers for their biofilm resistance. That should be fun, and maybe our work will help it get introduced into medical devices. Catheters that won't cause bladder infections, yay!

That's pretty much what I've been up to this semester. Trying to stay on top of all my courses and work and the ChemE car (which made it to nationals). I need to go work on some MatLAB code for the final thermo project now.

^ rereading that made me realize what a silly little scientific bore I have become. Pretty much the onle books I've been reading other than textbooks have been Heinlein and birth/midwifery. I need to fix that.

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14th February 2006

1:34pm: Kitties!
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

I interviewed with Solae today. Hopefully I'll get a job with them; I kept on emphasizing my biochemical engineering background (I'm such a dork). If I do get the co-op then it'll be 20k in my pocket and I'll get to live in either Memphis or St. Louis for 6 months. I don't really like cities that much, but it's always nice to have a change.

I haven't updated in forever, but things have been fairly quiet here. Very little drama... my ex finally stopped stalking me after a year (we played cards the other day and he said he wanted me back... not going to do that again). Things are working out nicely with Meteor, though. He would be the only reason I wouldn't take a job, but he supports me gaining experience in my field ^^.

The other things I get to do on Valentine's Day... 3 hour microbiology lab and 3 hour organic chemistry lab... woo.

I hope everyone feels loved today. If you don't feel loved, then know that I love you!@

Dagmar
Current Mood: amused

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19th June 2005

7:29pm: By request... Update
I'm currently living in a nice house with three other people. My days usually consist of going to class, cooking, cleaning, and playing. I love having a clean spacious kitchen. I've baked bread half a dozen times since I moved in, and the smells diffuse perfectly here. Also, I've discovered new ways to prepare venison-- in attempt to cater to my boyfriend's tastes. I live two blocks from a field perfect for flying kites. It's wonderful to walk there on a windy afternoon or during the prelude to a thunderstorm. I started going to kung fu classes. It's an interesting way to train the body and mind; in all likelyhood, I will continue to go.

Tami's wedding was awsome. I'm glad I got to see those two get hitched ^^

~Deborah

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6th April 2005

11:34am: MEN MEN everwhere!!! too many MEN. save me... please...

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24th November 2004

6:27pm: I'm home! If anyone wants to do something call me!

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8th October 2004

12:32pm: I thought I saw an angel today. I was walking to Norwood Hall at 9:55 am, and there he was, walking toward me. I did a double take and he was wearing a backpack. I guess he wasn't an angel.
Current Mood: indescribable

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17th August 2004

9:48am: Greetings from the land of Engineers!
I am safe and sound in the delightfully old dormitories of TJ North. I just got my computer set up last night, and I haven't had a chance to update since. There are so so so many men here; my class is only 23% female. I feel like hiding every time I leave my room. The only thing I really want are my books I ordered off of amazon. They were supposed to get sent with Burak, but they hadn't arrives. *breaks down into convulsive sobs* So far, we've just been doing the whole "lets force the freshman to socialize" programs. BUT, we do have this awesome project where we get to build a remote control car on it's chaise with 12 other students. Then we get to compete with the other design teams. :-) I do believe I'm in the appropriate school after all. YAY.

Dagmar
Current Mood: content

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31st July 2004

10:00pm: The most beautiful, pure creature I have ever had the pleasure of knowing was splattered on the highway after I left this afternoon. I truly love very few things. Why are they disappearing? I loved that dog. She was the last reminder of the brief stint that I loved my sister. Precious loved Christy. The dog kept her balanced, happy. Precious was a spayed puppy. It made me so happy to see her and Millie rolling around on the floor playing. It ws so innocent and sweet; surreal like a TV show from the '50's. I do not understand my father. I believe he gets some sick pleasure from catching you off-guard with horrifying news. I wake up, and the first statement to escape his lips in 5 days is "Your sister thinks she's Jesus. She's insane. They are holding her in a room in Louisiana." I come home tonight, and before I could lay my purse down it's "Precious was killed on the highway right after you left." There is never a "hello" or a "good morning" just cruel truths without any sugar coating. My stomach curls at the tangent of applying this behavior to my youth. What if I hadn't seen my sister slaughtered? Would it have been "Joyce was killed on the highway today" devoid of any intonation. I've lost my escapes. The trampoline that nursed me through many nights is gone. I spent hours thinking or devoid of thought with a steady supply of oxygen to the brain. Now all I have is pacing which frightens my mother. My loving familiar friend has been replaced by an obnoxious Christmas tree. My parents have been fighting. And crying. And acting unstable. I just ate a fucking ice cream cone. While I was eating that fucking ice cream I was thinking "Why the fuck am I eating this fucking ice cream cone?" I just need to be held, or beaten; it doesn't matter, both serve the same purpose. I haven't been sleeping. I feel violated when my mother tries to comfort me. I don't know why. Evasion has worked. My father leaves me alone. Why do anything? Everything that is beautiful is transitive, that's why it's beautiful. Nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Why not live and die in your imagination? Why not die? What is the point? How can I fix a world beyond repair when I'm just some broken toy myself? Who would ever want to play with a broken toy?

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21st June 2004

12:53pm: Because it is fun....

What Is Your Best Sexual Skill?
Name:
Age:
Sex:
Sexuality:
Flirting Skill Level - 44%
Kissing Skill Level - 82%
Cudding Skill Level - 94%
Sex Skill Level - 16%
Why They Love You You are wet and wild.
Why They Hate You You bite.
This fun quiz by lady_wintermoon - Taken 21511 Times.
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17th June 2004

6:55pm: Argh! Why must they torment me!
I had a fun day today. As all you Poplar Bluffians know, the library has been closed for the past few days. On the schedule, I was posted to work this moning from 9-1 shelving. There were 7 ominous life-leaching carts that needed to be scanned, sorted, and shelved waiting for me, one of them freshly retrieved from the drop box by your humble narrator via the long way utilizing all the ramps. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! It wasn't that bad, though. They gave me a half hour lunch compliments of my boss, roast beef, yum. I was finished by 4:30 with another perilous trip on the ramps and checking-inage. Unfortunately, I now have a great distaste for the children's novels. Those horrid little books that only take up a 1/4 of an inch of shelf with lettering almost impossible to decifer as it distorts the name across the spine. Okay, so they're not that bad, BUT STILL! I would update more, but I've re-discovered the mighty power of being lazy.
Dagmar


HERE IS A SURVEY WITH A TWIST. YOU fill in the blanks about ME and
send it back to ME and ONLY ME. But FIRST, send a BLANK one to all
your friends, including ME, so they can return the favor to YOU. BE
HONEST, they're really cool to get back, you might find something
you missed before. Good to learn more about those who you really
don't know as much as you thought!


1. My name:

2. Where did we meet?

3. Take a stab at my middle name:

4. How long have you known me?

5. When is the last time we saw each other?

6. Do I smoke?

7. Do I believe in God?

8. What was your first impression of me?

9. Month of my Birthday?

10. Color hair?

11. Color eyes?

12. Do I have any siblings?

13. What's one of my favorite things to do outdoors?

14. What's one of my favorite things to do indoors?

15. Do you remember one of the first things I said to you?

16. What's my favorite type of music?

17. What is the best feature about me?

18. Am I shy or outgoing?

19. Would you say I am funny ha ha or funny sarcastic?

20. Am I a rebel or do I follow all the rules?

21. Where do you see me in 10 years?

22. Have you ever seen me cry?

23. If there were one good nickname for me what would it be?

24. What is my worst habit?

25. What's my favorite drink?

26. What is your favorite story about us?


I stole this from follower_pc, the comment whore.

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1st June 2004

7:43pm: Book Meme, Long
bold the ones you've read, italicise those you started and never completed, add three of your own at the bottom.

I need to get a lifeCollapse )
I thought I had read more of those....

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28th May 2004

6:15pm: I'm sorry... I had to.... It was screaming TRY ME!
CControversial
HHandsome
EEntertaining
MMagical
IInnocent
EExplosive
FFurry
RResponsible
AAstonishing
UUnnatural

Name / Username:


Name Acronym Generator
From Go-Quiz.com

How is one "unnatural?"

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20th May 2004

4:43pm: chemiefrau

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17th May 2004

10:46pm: Higher being that has some sort of power over the universe, I'm feeling this tonight.

sex driveCollapse )
sigh... I'm doomed to live a life of abstinence... until I get to Rolla that is...
Current Mood: horny

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2nd May 2004

11:04am: I need to be held

29th March 2004

11:03am: Sigh
Looking back, the last time I spoke to Matt was Sept. 29th, and then he just kinda shows up again. It was very nice walking through the park with him Saturday night... holding hands... whispering of life, the universe, and everything... he stopped being such a philosophy whore, yet I'm not sure if I like this form of Mattiness better. Although, this one is capable of spinning on command. Then, he confessed that I probably won't get to see him again until May, so I guess I'll just wallow in self-pity until I find him once again...

Dagmar
Current Mood: nostalgic

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17th March 2004

8:10pm: For JCollapse )

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1st March 2004

7:59pm: 30 screaming kids and 11 silly adults later.... Today was Dr Seuss's 100th Birthday Party at the library! It was mucho fun; we even had a magician. Thank you J for helping me sort my thoughts.

Happy Birthday!

''__
''(//)
''(...)
A(\\)A
''oo

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25th February 2004

3:52pm: my sexuality quizCollapse )

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16th February 2004

10:07pm: Hello everyone!
I shall be dead to the world for a while. Please don't try to beckon me.
Current Mood: numb

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14th February 2004

7:56pm: YES IT IS!
      
Marriage is love.

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