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3/23/07 03:16 pm
Winter's Tale opens tonite. If you can, go see it. It's wonderful...and it's Shakespeare!


3/7/07 05:26 pm
missin summer.....


1/21/07 08:44 pm

Hey Everybody,

Ok, so i'm in a huge crunch right now. And my life will fall apart if i don't have a band by 4 tommorow. So here are the details. Let me know.

Its the show "Tooth of Crime" with a completely new score. Its a fusion of the ideals of Radiohead, Green Day, and Nirvana. It will be at the Black Box at Syracuse Stage and presented with the Black Box Players associated with Syracuse Drama Department.

I'm looking for Keyboard, 2 Guitars, Bass, and Drums. It will be a fun show to learn with a relaxed atmosphere.

The dates you will be needed are

Jan. 28, 29
Feb 2, 6-11, 14-18


Current Mood: stressed stressed


10/9/06 05:34 pm

hey. anyone who still reads this. Just a lil promo

Presented By SU Drama
This Friday and Saturday at 8. Sunday at 2
Next Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8
Next Sunday at 2
Storch Theatre 820 E. Genessee St.
Syracuse, NY

Its a phenomenal show. I promise its wonderful.

Current Mood: Pumped


8/11/06 05:43 am

I know only one of you is gonna read this but i want to say it.

I can't say how thankful I am to have found a group of friends so wonderful to accept me as one of them so quickly, and treat me as equal. I can't even begin to explain in words how amazing you guys have made me feel and how much you mean to me. Its truly amazing what a few weeks out of your life can do. You have changed me.

So Conor, Shanna, Lauren, Josh, Derek, Jordan, and all those who have made an impact on my life these past 12 weeks, thank you. Its beyond amazing how much this can do for a person.

And remember.

This is only the beginning......

Current Mood: nostalgic nostalgic
Current Music: Missing The War- Ben Folds Five


6/4/06 11:33 am

Both my roomates left me.

Who wants to come live down the shore with me?

::cough mer, laur, anyone? cough::

Current Mood: lonely lonely
Current Music: say yes- elliot smith


5/24/06 06:27 pm

1. Put numbers in the boxes instead of x's (example: 1, 2, 3, 4, ...)
2. Repost as "I have lived through ____ of these 158 things."

[1] I have read a lot of books.
[ ] I have been on some sort of varsity team.
[2] I have run more than 2 miles without stopping.
[3] I have been to Canada.

[4] I have been to Europe.
[5] I have watched cartoons for hours.
[6] I have tripped UP the stairs.
[7] I have fallen down an entire flight of stairs.
[8] I have been snowboarding/skiing.
[9] I have played ping pong.
[10] I swam in the ocean.
[11] I have been on a whale watch.
[12] I have seen fireworks.

[13] I have seen a shooting star.
[14] I have seen a meteor shower.
[15] I have almost drowned.
[16] I have been so embarrassed I wanted to disappear....who hasn't?

[17] I have listened to one CD over and over and over again.
[18] I have had stitches.
[ ] I have had frostbite.
[ ] I have licked a frozen pole and got stuck there.
[19] I have stayed up til 2 doing homework/projects.
[20] I currently have a job.
[21] I have been ice skating.
[22] I have been rollerblading.
[23] I have fallen flat on my face.
[24] I have tripped over my own two feet.
[25] I have been in a fist fight.
[26 ] I have played videogames for more than 3 hours straight.
[27] I have watched the power rangers.

[28 ] I attend Church regularly.
[29] I have played truth or dare.
[30] I have already had my 16th birthday.
[31] I have already had my 17th birthday.
[32] I've called someone stupid.
[33] I've been in a verbal argument.
[34] I've cried in school.
[35] I've played basketball on a team.
[36 ] I've played baseball on a team.
[37 ] I've played football on a team.
[38] I've played soccer on a team.
[ ] I've done cheerleading on a team.
[] I've played softball on a team.
[ ] I've played volleyball on a team.
[ ] I've played tennis on a team.
[ ] I've been on a track or cross country team.
[39] I've been swimming more than 20 times in my life.
[ ] I've bungee jumped.

[] I've climbed a rock wall.
[40] I've lost more than $20.
[41] I've called myself an idiot.
[42] I've called someone else an idiot.
[] I've cried myself to sleep.
[43] I've had (or have) pets.

[ ] I've owned a spice girls CD.
[44] I've owned a britney spears CD.
[] I've owned an N*Sync CD.
[] I've owned a backstreet boys CD.
[45 ] I've mooned someone.
[46] I have sworn at someone of authority before.
[47] I've been in the newspaper.
[48] I've been on TV.
[ ] I've been to Hawaii.
[49] I've eaten sushi.
[ ] I've been on the other side of a waterfall.
[50] I've watched all of the Lord of the Rings movies.
[51] I've watched all the Harry Potter movies.
[ ] I've watched all of the Rocky movies.
[52 ] I've watched the 3 stooges.
[ ] I've watched "Newlyweds" Nick & Jessica.
[53] I've watched Looney Tunes.
[ ] I've been stuffed into a locker/I have stuffed others into lockers.

[54] I've been called a geek.
[55] I've studied hard for a test and got a bad grade.
[56] I've not studied at all for a test and aced it.
[ ] I've hugged my mom within the past 24 hrs.
[ ] I've hugged my dad within the past 24 hours.
[57] I've met a celebrity/music artist.
[58] I've written poetry.
[ ] I've been arrested.

[59] I've been attracted to someone much older than me.
[60] I've been tickled till I've cried.
[61] I've tickled someone else until they cried.
[62] I've had/have siblings.
[63] I've been to a rock concert.

[64] I've listened to classical music and enjoyed it.
[65] I've been in a play.
[66 ] I've been picked last in gym class.
[67] I've been picked first in gym class.
[68] I've been picked in that middle-range in gym class.

[69] I've cried in front of my friends.
[70] I've read a book longer than 1,000 pages.
[71 ] I've played Halo 2.
[72] I've freaked out over a sports game.
[ ] I've been to Alaska.

[ ] I've been to China.
[ ] I've been to Spain.
[ ] I've been to Japan.
[73] I've had a fight with someone on AIM.
[74] I've had a fight with someone face-to-face.
[75] I've had serious conversations on any IM.

[76] I've forgiven someone who has done something wrong to me.
[77] I've been forgiven.
[78] I've screamed at a scary movie.
[79] I've cried at a chick flick.
[80] I've watched a lot of action movies.
[81] I've screamed at the top of my lungs.
[ ] I've been to a rap concert.

[ ] I've been to a hip hop concert.
[82] I've lived in more than 2 houses.
[83] I've driven on the highway/been on the highway.
[84] I've driven more than 40 miles in a day/been in a car that went more than 40 miles in a day.
[85] I've been in a car accident.

[86] I've done drugs…mmmm, prescription schtuff
[87] I've been homesick.
[88] I've thrown up.
[ ] I've puked on someone.
[89] I've been horseback riding.

[ ] I've filled out more than 10 myspace surveys.
[90] I've spoken my mind in public.
[91] I've proved someone wrong.
[92] I've been proven wrong by someone.
[ ] I've broken a leg.

[] I've broken an arm.
[93] I've fallen off a swing.
[94] I've swung on a swing for more than 30 minutes straight
[95] I've watched Winnie the Pooh movies.
[96] I've forgotten my backpack when I've gone to school.

[97] I've lost my backpack.
[98] I've come close to dying.
[] I've seen someone die.
[99] I've known someone who has died.
[100] I've wanted to be an actor/actress at some point.

[101 ] I've done modeling.
[102 ] I've forgotten to brush my teeth some mornings.
[103] I've taken something/someone for granted.
[104] I've realized how good my life is.
[105] I've counted my blessings.
[106] I've made fun of a classmate.
[107] I've been asked out by someone and I said no.

[108] I've slapped someone in the face.
[ 109] I've been skateboarding.
[110] I've been backstabbed by someone I thought was a friend.
[111] I've lied to someone to their face.
[112] I've told a little white lie.

[113] I've taken a day off from school just so I don't go insane.
[ ] I've fainted.
[114] I've had an argument with someone about whether cheerleading is a sport or not.
[115] I've pushed someone into a pool.
[116] I've been pushed into a pool.
[117] I've been/am in love.

Current Mood: anxious anxious
Current Music: Still by Ben Folds Five


3/29/06 07:33 am
Do you want to know something interesting?

I woke up this morning and had no ida what to do!

It was joyfully wonderful.

Then I regained consciousness....


3/28/06 08:07 pm
You scored 84% US Philosophy, 33% American Pride, 80% Involvement, and 100% Citizen Status!
This test measured you according to four criteria: Philosophy, Pride, Involvement and Citizen Status.

Philosophy reflects whether you agree with the philosophical foundations of the United States, such as: liberty, equality, democracy (though limited, not absolute), capitalism, checks and balances, constitutionalism, etc.

Pride reflects your assessment of the factual reality and history of the United States as a nation. It is your opinion as to whether the United States has been a "good" country and whether it has acted rightly or not.

Involvement reflects your level of political activism--whether you act to stay informed of what is going on in the world, and what you do on the basis of that information.

Citizen Status simply reflects whether you claimed to be a citizen of the U.S. when asked by this test.

It is the opinion of this test that, of these four factors, the only one that matters when it comes to being considered a Patriotic American is one's score in the first category--Philosophy. Therefore, if you scored between 0-33% in that category, you have been rated 'Unpatriotic'; 34-66%, 'Somewhat Patriotic'; 67-100% 'Patriotic'.

Certainly, the other categories provide interesting information for your (and others') consideration. However, they are not crucial for Patriotism, and they do not necessarily reflect a love, or its lack, for one's country. Regarding American Pride, some people will be surprised that it does not affect the outcome of the test; some people will be upset by this. However, if a person supports every military action the United States has ever engaged in, but does not really support his neighbors' right to live their lives in the ways that they see fit, then they do not truly love the United States. Further, and despite much of the rhetoric some political pundits engage in, a truly Patriotic American can be highly critical of many of the actions undertaken by the U.S. throughout history. Certainly, much of what the United States has done has been done poorly or for the wrong reasons. And while the author of this test believes that the United States has been mainly a force for good in the world (and the most-free, best nation ever to exist), he respects the opinions of those who would disagree with him and fully supports their right to dissent. For that is what America is all about.

Regarding Involvement, it has been said that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. This is true, however it is also true that liberty means that people can be as involved, or not involved, as they want. Choosing not to vote, while perhaps unwise, is as much an exercise of political liberty as anything else. Certainly, however, a low score in involvement might mean that a person could stand to try to be more aware of current events, or more actively involved in shaping them, because sometimes they matter.

Regarding Citizen Status, I am certain that many people will believe that to truly be a Patriotic American, one must be a citizen of the United States. However, that is not so. One of the traits that sets the U.S. apart from many other nations in history, is that it is a country not organized specifically around a particular ethnicity, language, religion, culture or common historical origin, but a shared political ideology. The United States is organized around a common love of liberty, individual rights and free expression. This, in part, accounts for the unending stream of immigration starting from the very conception of the nation and continuing on to the present day. In today's United States, there are many thousands who are not citizens, and yet who live in the United States and share its dreams (and many of them will be citizens when they are able). The author would even argue that there are many Patriotic Americans who have never yet even set foot on U.S. soil. There are no requirements of language, skin color, religion, sexual orientation or particular condition of any other personal detail to be a "true American." Just a love of liberty.

I hope that the test was either entertaining, educational or some combination of the two. I appreciate your taking it. If you have any serious question/comment, the author is always glad to discuss this subject or any other (though please keep in mind my initial warnings--you knew what this test was about when you decided to take it). Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in the following:

Nerds, Geeks & Dorks

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality

Buffy the Vampire Slayer


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Link: The Are You a Patriotic American? Test written by donathos on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


3/23/06 01:10 pm
why do people have to die? especially so young.

I didn't know you. but you affect me.

Thank you.