June – Sept 2005 (The move to Wales)

Before I get started: I may or may not include comments exhaustively and in some areas have no choice. I’ve been prompted me to archive my years of blog. Historian that I am, the loss of them – retarded as they may be – would have turned me homicidal. Njoy.

Subject: struggling….in….vain
Posted Date: Saturday, June 18, 2005 – 4:28 PM

Hey, so some chick from passion.com is apparently going to ROCK ME! Anywho, you guys are making me feel bad for not having delved into my soul while filling out my profile. Originally it was just for Laurisha but since members of the B3N are here too……siiiiiigggghhhh…..hey, doesn’t that B3N thing sound hella exclusive if I don’t explain it? Hahahahaha. Okay, well tell me if I’ve left anything out about myself, Katisha and Malicious.

Katie: You forgot to mention how completely awesome your friend Katie is…

Subject: What’s new…how is the world treating you…
Posted Date: Friday, June 24, 2005 – 6:46 AM

That’s a song, btw. Bing Crosby.
I submitted my first article to the Observer: woo-hoo! Now I’m waiting for my list of assignments…I’m kinda not looking forward to researching and whatnot because I’ve become horribly lazy since high school. I got used to not having to put forth effort. *sigh* I suppose I should get out of that before I go to grad school. Lol. Especially since I’ll be in an empirical research field. ANYWHO: I’m waiting for my letter from UWB and Josh’s acceptance letter, also.

Subject: Sittin up in my room…
Posted Date: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 – 5:34 PM

So, today I had a meeting at the Observer office – getting paid for my first article and going over upcoming ones…actually I have to pick those up on Thursday (the assignments) but anywho I pitched a bunch, too. So I have hella ish to do….and still waiting for plans for the fall to solidify. More later…

Subject: You’re lookin at Mrs. Cucumber. As in cool as a.
Posted Date: Friday, August 19, 2005 – 8:56 AM

So, children. I am horrible at leaving updates when there’s actually ish going on. I have devoted myself, therefore, to a life of inaction and procrastination so as to be constantly available to you. Basically, I am living in the time between starting the move and arriving in Wales. And I feel buckets better than days past because something feels accomplished that I didn’t have to single-handedly spearhead! Love when that happens. I know I’m the planner/go-get-em—er….but it’s nice to have assistance. You have no idea what I’m talking about, do u?

Subject: I just threw up a little in my mouth.
Posted Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 – 7:21 AM

Here’s the deal-e-o. I am in the last phase of moving out of the country which is proving to be a little taxing. A little. As in resurrection of long-absent signs of sickle cell. I did however do jumping jacks at an altitude of 30,000 feet when I saw my son’s passport. It’s f-ing gorgeous. And I finally have a photo id that’s pretty. Oh, but I haven’t finished the last story I’m doing for the paper. Why? Because some days I can’t lift my head so focusing on writing an article is a bit far-fetched. Anyway, I want Katie to come visit me. She’s an EMT. She’ll know what to do.
Anywho, never bought Home Movies because SOMEONE told me I couldn’t because ANOTHER SOMEONE was getting it for my birthday and now here we are a month later and I have NO HOME MOVIES. You should BOTH feel horrible. HORRIBLE. KATIE. SASHA. I’m sorry I just thought the people deserved to know.
SO! I’ve been playing World of Warcraft a lot. And by a lot I mean like an hour everyday. Okay, that’s not true. That’s not what happened: this is what happened: I’ve played for up to five hours. Mmmaybe more. I’m a level 26 Human Warrior named Cheyenne and I am an expert miner/blacksmith and an expert cook! It’s wonderful! And I’m proud. PROUD, I SAY.

Subject: Sasha is a damn liar
Posted Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 – 7:31 AM

Here’s the story: Sasha and Jordan accompanied me to Avalon for my birthday last month. Pictures were taken. Several times, these pictures have been requested. By myself and other interested parties. No, I don’t know their names but people are definitely talking about these pictures. Here’s the deal. Sasha has repeatedly said she’s going to get me those pictures. Only to betray me again and again. She is – as the subject reads – a DAMN LIAR.

Posted Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 – 6:35 AM

I have it! (Finger pointing straight to heaven like a rabid physics professor) My battle of wills with Nastasha Staking has ended and I am the victor! Behold a picture from my 22nd birthday!

Subject: Spotlight on Katie
Posted Date: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 – 10:28 PM

Now: here’s the deal…it’s 6:28 in the morning and I can’t remember the last time I fell asleep before 8. Am. What the f? So here’s what’s going on in my mind right now. I have really awesome friends and I know lots of people think that but I know them and they don’t have awesome friends. First of all: why the f am I not at a skating rink with Josh and Katie right now so we could embarrass ourselves pretending we’re actually trained? And how come nobody’s arms bend at the same intense trajectory as hers when Katie pretends to pose at the end of her skating performance or as she’s coming around the turn?? And another thing: how come I didn’t know laughing was way funnier if you just hold your mouth open until it’s chapped and cracking at the corners and you don’t make a sound? How come Katie and I begged an imaginary person for cookies for a good fifteen minutes while others were worrying themselves sick about the final about to ensue?? Why did I spend several entire/almost-entire work days with Katie at yogurt delite and not want to go home? WHY did we go to the most laidback UC possible only to trailblaze our way to class? WHY DIDN’T ANYONE ELSE AUDIBLY DEMONSTRATE THEIR EXCITEMENT IN CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY?? WHY AM I MOVING TO WALES???

Subject I do NOT heart Dr Pepper
Posted Date: Monday, September 12, 2005 – 7:35 PM

It’s not that I don’t understand that without passing second grade social studies one can still own and operate a Jack-in-the-Crack franchise…it is simply that I refuse to believe that the dumpy woman’s inability to grasp the English language was NOT a factor in her assault on my taste buds. And before you democrats jump down my throat about respecting immigrants right to speak shitty English and still serve me food, the bitch was quite obviously born and raised here. She even went so far as to clarify whether I’d said Coke or Dr. Pepper. Because apparently one syllable sounds like fucking four. They already don’t offer the cola I actually prefer but then – after the clarification – to taste Dr Pepper!!! It was literally like scat on my tongue! And no I am not upset about something else and taking it out on the acne ridden dump truck at JackCrack. The only bad thing that’s happened to me today is Dr F-ing Pepper. Don’t worry. I am plotting my revenge.

Subject: Now I’d like to take it down…
Posted Date: Monday, September 12, 2005 – 7:44 PM

Although no doubt you’ll read this before Dr Pepper: We just learned that Josh, Ezra and I have been granted a two bedroom with University Family housing!! Hooray!! And it’s furnished and we won’t have to deal with private sector renting and application fees and ish! Now we actually have a home we’re going to as soon as we get there! So awesome because they kept saying how housing for families is scarce, blah blah blah.
Thank you, Jesus, thank you Lord!” – Andre 3000 (Sing it, Sasha!)

Subject: Omaaaaarion
Posted Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 – 2:46 PM

*shuffles papers and clears throat* Recently, many of you have heard me rail against the overwhelming trend of Black males – especially in entertainment – oversexualizing themselves…as though our culture needs help making them appear at all animalistic. I have spoken in particular about Omarion, former headman of B2K. Having heard his songs, Touch and O, I displayed disdain for the lyrical content. …. And then,….Ana and I were watching videos on pcplanet.com and um….I still stand by what I said. Because it is unnecessary…and wrong…and delicious….and WRONG. I will take him behind his high school and love him up and then some!! He does not waste a beat when he dances and sweet jesu, joy of man’s desiring…wow. And now I have to get those songs on dvd or something. JESUS. I gotta go relieve my urges.

Subject: Going…going….
Posted Date: Sunday, September 18, 2005 – 3:52 PM

So tomorrow’s supposed to be my last full day in the States for an indefinite amount of time. And everything just keeps moving forward to my surprise. The only thing there is to worry about is whether our funds will be certified on time. Tickets are bought; visas and passports; luggage; storage… And I don’t feel any particular way except that the stress is making me ill. Hoo-ray. Oh and my first born is still unsure of where he’ll be living for the next six months. So there’s that. And the guy who’s buying the car is a bother. Funny story: True story: I’m looking forward to the transit. Like nothing to do for an entire day. Beside hate flying. But we can just revel in the two babies accompanying us and read and write and do nothing else. But hate flying. But beyond that is just question marks…

Subject: We. Are. THERE.
Posted Date: Friday, September 23, 2005 – 8:49 PM

So, lamby lambs, this letter comes to you from across the pond in Bangor, Wales. It’s glorious. Here are a few things I heart: the architecture, the weather, cobblestone, the air, the water from the tap, brooklea yogurt…here are a few I DO NOT heart: whatever the name of that welsh restaurant was…um, american high school cafeterias are four star establishments by comparison. For serious. Gross. Also: canned steak and liver in gravy, minced meat in gravy, ANYTHING in gravy. Not. Right. Pepsi over here is an intense and almost psychadelic experience. Candy is. Over the top. Too sweet. Okay, I must away. Kisses.
If you didn’t get the address while it was up, email me and I’ll send it out individually, mkay? Mkay.

Subject: One more thing I do NOT heart
Posted Date: Friday, September 23, 2005 – 9:15 PM

Baked Beans coming with anything you order. Or potatoes. Ana just ordered a slice of pizza and got a potato with it….. Right.


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