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Thursday, March 11th, 2010
11:37 pm - Without Accompaniment
I am not quite certain why, but I have always loved acapella groups. I first found this love as a freshman in high school and I went to a leadership camp. They had this group from the Cape come and it was all male and I fell in love - both with these cute, older boys and the beautiful things that came out of their mouths.

I was super into acapella through high school, but lost it when I went to college, because I didn't know where to find it and I found new loves...

Then the Tufts boys showed up on the Sing-Off and I'm in love again! I think the best thing I have heard in the past year was their rendition of "Right Round." It is one of those things that makes your heart smile - like laughing with a friend over coffee, or a cute boy telling you he likes you, or a heartfelt thank you.

I hope you love it too...

current mood: cheerful

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11:37 pm - Beelzebubs - Right Round on The Sing-Off

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Monday, March 1st, 2010
12:42 pm - Grrrrr, I say.
You know how some days nothing works out the way you intend them to?

Well, I feel like my weekend was a series of those... and now I'm in a strange mood of trying to get myself out of that craptastic cycle.

It is the opposite of fun and easy. I think I need to go buy some chocolate. That always helps, right?

current mood: aggravated

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Sunday, November 29th, 2009
12:24 pm - Pondering
How do you know when it is time to walk away from a project that you have been in love with for quite some time?
How do you do it?
What do you say?

current mood: confused

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Monday, March 16th, 2009
11:33 pm - Top Ten Tidbits on Michelle Tonight

1. I did a yoga DVD tonight.  I really liked it and plan on doing it again some night soon.

2. My interview was postponed.  I am pretty bummed b/c I am really excited to get into the interview and hopefully wow them into giving me a great teaching opportunity for this summer!

3. Last night, I booked my April vacation!  I'm going to visit my Aunt Jane and her family in Portland, Oregon!  I leave on the 17th and come back on the 25th!  OH! And my flight home is totally in first class!  And all I had to pay was $266.00 for the roundtrip tickets.  SCORE!

4. I am going for a long-ish walk on Wednesday and am super excited because I just heard it is supposed to be really beautiful out that day!

5. We're getting an alarm installed at our apartment b/c of the burgularies that have been happening in our neighborhood over the past few weeks... it will make me feel a little better; I got a bit spooked by a strange noise last night... it just makes people kind of jumpy, you know?

6. Have David Letterman ever been funny?  I don't think he has, but I cannot remember anymore.

7. Saw the Tool Academy Reunion tonight... that show is amazing!  I am glad they plan on doing a second season.  I am also glad for Tough Love, which is taking the Tools place.

8. If I do not do laundry tomorrow night, I am going to have to go and buy new clothing/underwear/bras/socks.  I should probably just do the laundry... but who has the time to do that?

9. I will probably be asking you all if you have any leads for me over the next few days b/c I'm looking for donations for raffle prizes for the benefit that is in Weymouth on April 10th... all the proceeds go to our Walk Team, so we can hopefully all meet our goals of $1,800.  I have three or four prizes already, but I have lots more work to do before the 10th of April.

10.  I am super duper getting nervous because my kiddies are gearing up to begin their MCAS on March 31st.  I worry that I was not a good enough teacher for them this year, so they will not do well on the exam.

current mood: groggy

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6:05 am - I have an interview today!
Today I am going to interview for a summer job that I really want and I am super nervous... please think good, happy, employed thoughts for me this afternoon from 4-5 when I am meeting with the woman who is doing the hiring!!!

Thank you in advance.  You are a doll!

Now I'm driving to work - freaking out already! :P

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
11:22 pm - Its sixteen miles, to the promise land...
I am sick again.   I don't know how it happened, really... I mean, I know my body realizes that it is okay to fall apart when I am on vacation week, but it came in late and now I am stuck working through my cold.  I want to rip my face off.

Speaking of face ripping off, tonight at stage combat training, I did flips onto a mat, kneed people in the stomach, and took out my professor with a roundhouse, slide kick... I am totally like one step away from being Jean Claude Van Dam!

Tomorrow afternoon, I am meeting my professor at UMass to talk about the class she came to observe last week.  I am excited and nervous about it... after the meeting, I have about three hours of grading to get through... it is going to be a long day and night is what I'm saying.  I want to become an even better teacher, but it is scary to realize that you have been doing something for years and it is your career and you don't know what you are doing. 

Lastly, I went to see Taylor Mali at the Lizard Lounge on Sunday night.  He is an amazing poet and spent a good many years as a teacher, so much of his poetry deals with teachers and students and such.  He is one of my heroes and I got to meet him on Sunday night.  I am quite certain I sounded like an idiot, but I don't even care!  He signed my book and was just lovely.  He didn't even laugh at me when I told him how incredibly excited I was to see him.  He performed six poems, five of his and one called "Lanyard" by Billy Collins.  I feel honored to have been there for it.  I need to get more poetry into my life again.  Anyone want to come to the Lizard Lounge some Sunday night with me?  For $5.00 you can hang with me and see some really good (and some not so good) slam poetry.

current mood: blah

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Monday, February 23rd, 2009
9:23 pm - Musical Rut
Can I haz some knew muzack sugestionz frum youz?

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Friday, February 20th, 2009
12:19 am - Quickie Top Five Before Bed
1. I colored and cut my hair in the past two weeks... I like both very much.
2. I found my wine guy crush on Myspace and he is 23.  I am going to bed feeling like a cougar.
3. I really need to stop cyber stalking random boys who do not actual factor into my real life at all.
4. My favorite sports talk radio show was canceled last week.  I am super upset, especially because it means that someone I know in the real world is out of a job, despite being incredibly talented... I hope all of them get new jobs very soon b/c all three major players are very good at what they do.
5. My bedroom is adorable and I love it... and am going into it to go to bed as soon as I post this.

current mood: exhausted

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Sunday, February 8th, 2009
7:26 pm - My Uncle: The Update
So my uncle is still in ICU, but he has now spoken and was really coherent for the past two days.  He isn't completely better by any means, but it is a start and we are all super happy about it.

current mood: happy

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Friday, February 6th, 2009
5:36 am - I Just Do Not Understand It
My family has even more crap going on now... and I'm bitching about it...Collapse )

UGH,  it makes me want to junk punch a  plethora of people!!! 

current mood: frustrated

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
11:02 pm - Inauguration Day
Today, I witnessed history in the making.  President Obama, as V said, is OUR Kennedy.  He represents hope and change in a way that I never realized was possible... I cried throughout the day today and it was tears of happiness and relief and excitement.  Words do not do justice to how proud I am to be an American today.  I did not realize before today just how much I love my country and how strongly I have felt about the past eight years.  It sounds incredibly cheesy, but I love our new President and am filled with so much hope and positivity that I feel like I am going to burst! 

Tonight, V and I watched the coverage of the balls and I am falling more and more in love with Barack and Michelle Obama with every stop along the way.  I am so impressed with how easily the President moves within the different groups of people he is addressing at the different balls. 

I am incredibly tired tonight.  It has been an emotional day... a happily emotional day.

current mood: ecstatic

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Monday, January 19th, 2009
10:39 am - Today's the Day
that I finish that gosh darn rough draft of the paper!  I am going to get a latte and then I begin writing.  I even have a back up plan if my dining room table does not get the job done!  I am feeling well-rested and much better than I did yesterday.

I just want this paper to be over with!  So here I go!

current mood: anxious

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Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
5:51 am - Funny before 6am
The news' update that there is a water main break in Quincy that is going to freeze over quite quickly was brought to you by Disney ON ICE!

Okay, off to work... smooches, Me.

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
10:55 pm - Um... okay... er... So I have something to say

Hi LJ... so it has been quite a long time now since I have legit written and a lot has happened that caused that:

In case you were wondering where I went at the end of 2008... warning, this made me cry writing...Collapse )


So that is what has happened in my life lately.   And now I have one more, tiny thing to discuss:


I want to have an adventure in 2009...Collapse )

The rest is up for suggestions... what do you think I should do, LJ world?

current mood: calm

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6:40 pm - MEME for ME!

01. My uncle once: told me to get the fuck out of his house.  (Sidenote, he's a dick.)

02. Never in my life: have I been in love with someone who loves me as well... at least not at the same time.

03. When I was five: I would dance around my house, pretending I was JEM... I still sometimes do this, yelling/singing, "Truly, truly, truly outrageous!"

04. High school was: productive.  I was always very busy.

05. I will never forget: how painful the past few months were for my family, I mean and me too, but their grief is very cemented in my mind and heart.

06. Once I met: the band members of Guster.

07. There’s this girl I know: who is TOTALLY bringing me to the Celtics game with her tomorrow night!!!  I think she is fantastic - and already did before we made plans for the game.

08. Once, at a bar: I judged a kissing contest and two other guys came up and asked if they could sign up.

09. By noon, I’m usually: attempting to mentally prepare for my period five class.

10. Last night: I experienced the fantastic-ness that is Bromance and I loved it!

11. If only I had: enough money to hire myself a legit personal trainer.

12. Next time I go to church: I hope it is for a wedding and not a funeral.

13. What worries me most: currently it is this 20-paged paper that I still have hanging over my head.

14. When I turn my head left I see: the big window in my living room.

15. When I turn my head right I see: my roommate! sitting in a very cozy quilt!

16. You know I’m telling the truth when: I knot my hair. (Thank you, V, for that insight into my personality!)

17. What I miss most about the Eighties is: those plastic things that look like a no smoking sign that would hold your shirt in place for you... do you know what I mean?  They were great!

18. If I were a character in Shakespeare I’d be: Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing.

19. If I ever go back to school: it will be a weekday.

current mood: sleepy

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Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
11:31 pm - So hi...
Hi LJ... I know it has been a long time.  Yeah, months... it wasn't you.  It was me.  But I think I am coming back around.  I just needed some time.

The past three months have been probably some of the hardest times in my whole life, but I am hoping things are on an up swing from here on out... I will catch you up another time on what's been going on.  For now, I am heading to bed at my parents' so we can wake up early, clean the house, head to my aunt's for breakfast, and then we're going to hang out with my brother... hopefully he will be able to come home with us for an early evening Christmas dinner.

I really just signed on tonight to tell you that I love you all very much and hope your holidays are as wonderful as I think you are.  Please hug your family members for me because it is really easy to forget just how often we don't tell/show each other we love one another.

Okay, cheesy Michelle out.  I love you.

current mood: exhausted

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Monday, October 6th, 2008
3:05 pm - Interviewed!
Hey everyone,

I have awesome questions from people and have them answered, but I have effed up the typing of them... so I need to wait until I get home tonight to really fix stuffs! :)

If you want me to ask you five questions though, comment now and I'll get those out to you asap!!!

current mood: cranky

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
So here is the track listing for the September 2008 CD. Let me know what people's schedules are like, so I can get them to people. :) I hope you enjoy the mix; they are all songs that either make me think about my life or songs that have something inside of them that is a thought I have quite often.

And she ponders...

1. Begin - Ben Lee
2. Spaghetti Streetwalker - Speechwriters LLC
3. Sing - Travis
4. Silver City - Ghostland Observatory
5. Blood and Peanut Butter - BC Camplight
6. Here I Am (Come and Take Me) - Al Green
7. Guest Check - Tristan Prettyman
8. Why Should You Come When I Call - Counting Crows
9. Push Over - The Long Winters
10. Scars and Stitches - Guster
11. A Question Mark - Elliot Smith
12. Pretty Thing - Charlotte Martin
13. Shameless - Ani DiFranco
14. Sad Songs - Matt Nathanson
15. Can You Tell - Ra Ra Riot
16. Brand New Colony - The Postal Service
17. Rough Around the Edges - Teitur
18. Stay (Wasting Time) - Dave Matthews Band
19. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

current mood: awake

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
2:03 am - OMG!
Hi LiveJournal! How are you? I have missed you... we have so much to catch up on! Life has been rushing by and I have been enjoying almost all of it quite a lot! I will write more on it all when I have some slumber in me, but I wanted to give a shout out to all of my CDing peeps before I headed to bed.

Dear people who have made me 10 awesome CDs over the past year, I have finished my contribution. It took me the whole month because I dropped my computer right after I moved and thus had to do it all over again. The CD was burned at 10pm on September 30th... nothing like down to the wire, eh? I will bring them to Razzy's tomorrow night after class for those of you who may be there and I need addresses for those of you who have left us! :)

okay, bed time!

current mood: amused

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