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September 13th, 2009

05:36 pm - crock pot
i just bought a crock pot today at target, which i was coveting for quite some time now.  i haven't been this excited about something in a while.
Current Location: brick city
Current Mood: excitedexcited

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May 27th, 2009

10:37 pm - the rod stewart rule
read about the rod stewart rule: http://testpattern.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/05/27/1937140.aspx

my three: pink, avril lavigne, and nickelback.

what are yours?
Current Mood: workingworking

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March 25th, 2009

06:40 pm - this has seriously made my life today.

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September 24th, 2008

10:06 pm - i've read 27 banned books!!
Banned Book Week is coming up very shortly, so, here's a list of the top 100 banned/challenged books in 2000-2007. Bolded are those that I have read.  (FYI, this list was posted by a member of bookish , one of the wonderful communities I belong to.)

Harry Potter J.K. Rowling
2 Alice series Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The Chocolate War Robert Cormier
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
5 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou
6 Scary Stories Alvin Schwartz
7 Fallen Angels Walter Dean Myers
8 It’s Perfectly Normal Robie Harris
9 And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
10 Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey
11 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
12 The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison
13 Forever Judy Blume
14 The Color Purple Alice Walker
15 The Perks of Being A Wallflower Stephen Chbosky
16 Killing Mr. Griffin Lois Duncan
17 Go Ask Alice Anonymous
18 King and King Linda de Haan
19 Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
20 Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson
21 The Giver Lois Lowry
22 We All Fall Down Robert Cormier
23 To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
24 Beloved Toni Morrison
25 The Face on the Milk Carton Caroline Cooney
26 Snow Falling on Cedars David Guterson
27 My Brother Sam Is Dead James Lincoln Collier
28 In the Night Kitchen Maurice Sendak
29 His Dark Materials series Philip Pullman
30 Gossip Girl series Cecily von Ziegesar
31 What My Mother Doesn’t Know Sonya Sones
32 Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging Louise Rennison
33 It’s So Amazing Robie Harris
34 Arming America Michael Bellasiles
35 Kaffir Boy Mark Mathabane
36 Blubber Judy Blume
37 Brave New World Aldous Huxley
38 Athletic Shorts Chris Crutcher
39 Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya
40 Life is Funny E.R. Frank
41 Daughters of Eve Lois Duncan
42 Crazy Lady Jane Leslie Conly
43 The Great Gilly Hopkins Katherine Paterson
44 You Hear Me Betsy Franco
45 Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut
46 Whale Talk Chris Crutcher
47 The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby Dav Pilkey
48 The Facts Speak for Themselves Brock Cole
49 The Terrorist Caroline Cooney
50 Mick Harte Was Here Barbara Park
51 Summer of My German Soldier Bette Green
52 The Upstairs Room Johanna Reiss
53 When Dad Killed Mom Julius Lester
54 Blood and Chocolate Annette Curtis Klause
55 The Fighting Ground Avi
56 The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien
57 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred Taylor
58 Fat Kid Rules the World K.L. Going
59 The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things Carolyn Mackler
60 A Time To Kill John Grisham
61 Rainbow Boys Alex Sanchez
62 Olive’s Ocean Kevin Henkes
63 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey
64 A Day No Pigs Would Die Robert Newton Peck
65 Speak Laurie Halse Anderson
66 Always Running Luis Rodriguez
67 Black Boy Richard Wright
68 Julie of the Wolves Jean Craighead George
69 Deal With It! Esther Drill
70 Detour for Emmy Marilyn Reynolds
71 Draw Me A Star Eric Carle
72 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
73 Harris and Me Gary Paulsen
74 Junie B. Jones series Barbara Park
75 So Far From the Bamboo Grove Yoko Watkins
76 Song of Solomon Toni Morrison
77 Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes Chris Crutcher
78 What’s Happening to My Body Book Lynda Madaras
79 The Boy Who Lost His Face Louis Sachar
80 The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold
81 Anastasia Again! Lois Lowry
82 Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret Judy Blume
83 Bumps In the Night Harry Allard
84 Goosebumps series R.L. Stine
85 Shade’s Children Garth Nix
86 Cut Patricia McCormick
87 Grendel John Gardner
88 The House of Spirits Isabel Allende
89 I Saw Esau Iona Opte
90 Ironman Chris Crutcher
91 The Stupids series Harry Allard
92 Taming the Star Runner S.E. Hinton
93 Then Again, Maybe I Won’t Judy Blume
94 Tiger Eyes Judy Blume
95 Like Water for Chocolate Laura Esquivel
96 Nathan’s Run John Gilstrap
97 Pinkerton, Behave! Steven Kellog
98 Freaky Friday Mary Rodgers
99 Halloween ABC Eve Merriam
100 Heather Has Two Mommies Leslea Newman

How many have you read?
Current Mood: tiredtired

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September 16th, 2008

09:47 pm - ughhhh.
my brother emailed me this article today - healthcare is a mess and here are some reasons why, as well as what we can do.  it's a very well written article with several good ideas for solutions.  unfortunately, with our incompetent, ignorant government, this probably won't ever happen (or at least not in the near future).

why people overuse the ER
Current Location: brick city
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed

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September 12th, 2008

06:04 pm - ugh.

yet even more evidence that this governor/potential VP is a lunatic.  she makes me want to vomit.

Current Location: brick city
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: family guy (thanks kevin)

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June 21st, 2008

09:50 am - entertainment weekly's top 100 books published from 1983-2008
Entertainment Weekly has published what it believes are the 100 most important books published between 1983 and 2008 (http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20207076_20207387_20207349,00.html).

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Current Location: brick city
Current Mood: sleepysleepy

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June 16th, 2008

11:04 pm - happy bloomsday!!
for those of you who are unaware, june 16th marks the day in which leopold bloom journeys through dublin in james joyce's classic novel Ulysses. this novel changed my life. seriously. i'm so glad i studied english in college and was able to be exposed to amazing non-sciencey things (as sciencey things are currently my life right now).

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January 6th, 2008

10:41 am - Pick Your 2008 Candidate For President
85% John Edwards
85% Barack Obama
84% Hillary Clinton
82% Chris Dodd
80% Mike Gravel
77% Dennis Kucinich
77% Joe Biden
72% Bill Richardson
45% Rudy Giuliani
34% John McCain
26% Mitt Romney
26% Tom Tancredo
25% Mike Huckabee
17% Ron Paul
14% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

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October 18th, 2007

08:58 pm - Snowball - Our Dancing Cockatoo

My obsession of the day...

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