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Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
1:02 pm - life update
Just got home from the hospital after an appendectomy.

Leaving for Russia a week from Sunday.

(3 thoughts | spill your mind)

Friday, December 21st, 2007
12:49 am
home in 2 days
study abroad in 1 month

(spill your mind)

Sunday, August 5th, 2007
8:43 pm
Dear Summer,
Where did you go?

Only four weeks left? Only four weeks until I have to return to academia?

Oh my goodness

Baffled and Miffed,

(spill your mind)

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
12:06 am - Things I have been doing:
-Running every day.
-Just home from Minnesota. My grandmother has a transgender cat.
-Working MWF at Hale Reservation. I am one third of the Health/Wellness Center, servicing 9 day camps, over 1200 campers. My favorite so far is "my mole hurts." I'm not even joking.
-Interning at BARCC where I am working on a project to improve/re-set up the toxicology line for the state of Massachusetts. I am also working as a medical advocate, which entails meeting survivors at hospitals to provide support, answer questions, explain things, advocate, provide resources, etc.
-Eating ice cream.
-Thinking about big life things.
-Not seeing my friends often enough.
-Reading Anna Karenina. I miss Russian. I am incredibly excited to study abroad.

current mood: content

(7 thoughts | spill your mind)

Friday, June 15th, 2007
8:07 pm - my life thus far
Well, I have just completed my training as a Rape Crisis Counselor. If any of you ever have any questions about sexual assault/volunteer opportunities/what I do then please please please ask me. I would love to talk to you about it. It's very interesting how girls are raised to be afraid and cautious about everything, and boys are often very oblivious to that whole aspect of modern female life. Anyway, please talk to me about it because after this week I have a lot to say on all matters sexual assault.

Also, MA is pretty much my favorite state right now. I am a proud supporter of gay marriage, and I'm happy that the ban proposal will not make it to the ballot.

Exhausting summer ahead...I think this will be the summer that changes my life...

current mood: exhausted

(3 thoughts | spill your mind)

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007
9:18 pm - For Jeff
*naked picture*

current mood: amused

(1 thought | spill your mind)

Monday, May 28th, 2007
6:28 pm
My sister graduated from Vassar College yesterday.

Yeah, she's pretty amazing.

current mood: proud

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2007
6:55 pm - home the 19th!
In less than a week, I will be twenty.

I think I'm ready for a new decade of my life.

You can go anywhere from here...

On another note, I'm glad that Rory said no. It redeems the show somewhat. Good job WB or whatever you're called now.

I'm tired of studying. My body hurts from not enough sleep and sitting in the library pretty much all day.

Oh goodness, college is interesting.

Dear summer plans:
Please figure yourself out. You are multiplying out of control. Seriously. Just figure it out.
Thank you,

current mood: drained

(2 thoughts | spill your mind)

Sunday, May 6th, 2007
8:36 pm - I am prepared for amazing things to happen! I can handle it!
"Yeah, the "Ice Land" sign is halfway. It's the halfway point."

"Ice Land is - It's kind of like that point in a relationship, you know, where you suddenly realize it's not going to last forever. You know, you can see the end in sight. Tyrone Street."

"Yeah, but we're not even there yet. We're still at the good part. We're not even sick of each other yet."

I'm not sick of you at all.


"I was thinking that Tyrone was like 20 years away at least."

"Well, actually I was thinking Tyrone is like when we die of old age and this is like our whole life together. This block."

"You see, now that's perfect. Let's do it that way."


"Well, don't be afraid."
"Here we go"
"Here we go"

current mood: contemplative

(1 thought | spill your mind)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007
8:41 pm - fabulous things in my life
1. Russian department
2. Unitarian Universalists and their dinners and their coolness and community and the idea of caring committees.
3. people you can always count on to have honest conversations
4. care packages from my mother
5. NY with my sister in two weeks!
6. Swatties

It's sort of a whole little world that is amazing but is hard to describe to people. I miss church.

current mood: satisfied

(2 thoughts | spill your mind)

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
12:30 am - well here we go again
Sometimes I get in moods in which I do not want to think of anything and so I say absolutely everything that would cross my mind.

Sometimes I get really restless and I want to do something new and crazy and fun and I want everything out in the open and I just want to be completely honest with everyone.

We lost power today. And, due to the extraordinary swiftness of PECO, it was not restored for a good 9 hours. This meant no lab. Free time. Relaxation. Rest.

Weird day though.

I'm in mood number 2.

current mood: restless

(spill your mind)

Thursday, April 5th, 2007
9:36 am
I love happy amazing revelations on days when my room smells like flowers, I got enough sleep, and it's gorgeous outside.

I'm amazed that Harleen's brother is getting married (so exciting!)

And so so so many other things.

Because I am content, pretty much all of the time.

current mood: peaceful

(1 thought | spill your mind)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
8:23 pm
I take too many science classes.

I know this because I now, unintentionally, make science metaphors for just about everything.

Example: Today I was walking back to my dorm, thinking about how I'm feeling good about stuff and my emotions are pretty figured out and I don't feel complicated by them.

And then I thought.

It's like my emotions are proteins and I just purified them from a solution. Or it can be like they recrystallized and now I can isolate one emotion from the others.

Or, relationships are like binding affinities in hemoglobin or myoglobin.

Oh my goodness. I am ridiculous.

Do you see how biochemistry is ruining my life?

current mood: dorky

(1 thought | spill your mind)

Monday, March 26th, 2007
9:36 pm
I need to start being more hard-core when it comes to my academics.

I miss break.

I absolutely adore, more than words can truly describe, spring.

I also adore that we can drop one biochemistry test grade.

For the first time in a long time, my life is completely drama-free. My life is all in one place. And I really understand myself.
It's really quite beautiful.

And Battlestar Galactica is really a fantastic show. If you've never seen it...you're really just missing out.

current mood: content

(spill your mind)

Saturday, March 17th, 2007
3:59 pm
Harleen and I just returned from a great adventure involving snow, cars, spinning on the highway, and other actually life-threatening situations.

It's good to be home.

Back to school one day late though!

current mood: relieved

(spill your mind)

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
11:46 pm - and i'll jump with a smile
oooo good day.

I love my friends.

I dislike Greenpeace boys a bit more.

But friends are good.

I love spring. I love the promise of spring.

I love school. Not liking the amino acids so much right now, but I love my school. Especially in the spring.

And I have a sexy black dress. I need the guts to wear it, but that probably won't take much.

current mood: happy

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
4:25 pm
Today in lab I watched the heart of a five-day old chick embryo.
I cracked the egg open and watched the heart beat.

Highlight of my week, no joke.

I want to go to medical school and specialize in obstetrics. Maybe in high-risk obstetrics/surgery. I don't know about that.

There's something amazing about seeing a creature and knowing that thirty seconds earlier it was inside another. And in seeing globs of cells rearrange and develop and grow to form beings. And in seeing the heart beat of nothing that is going to turn into something.

current mood: enthralled

(spill your mind)

Sunday, March 4th, 2007
4:07 pm
I think that I pretty much have myself figured out.

On a separate, less self-aware note, tomorrow I will officially have applied to be a Biology and Russian language and literatures double major. At Swat, we don't declare, we get to apply. This means we have to write essays, plan out our lives, and then get accepted into our major. I am procrastinating. Who wants to write an essay about why you think that the major you chose is right for you?

Oh Swarthmore, you make me feel fuzzy and ready to burst inside.

There is a reason this is one of the most academically rigorous and intense schools in the country. We're basically all masochistic over-achievers.

Home on Friday. Anyone else around? Yeah? Home? Fun?

current mood: amused

(1 thought | spill your mind)

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
7:34 pm - A Confession
I just got Age of Empires III for my computer. You have no idea how much this is going to revolutionize my life. I am so incredibly excited. This seriously made my day.

I never played videogames in high school because I knew that I would be totally addicted.

I played Oblivion once on Jon's computer. I couldn't stop for 4 hours. I know this is small potatoes to some of you, but oh my goodness, it was good.

Off to do collegey things. I will dream of returning. And conquering other virtual nations.

It's so much better than sleep.

current mood: excited

(6 thoughts | spill your mind)

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
3:16 pm
It's 47 degrees outside. All of the snow is melting. It feels like spring.

Every path is covered in water. The bottoms of my pants are soaked.

And I can't stop smiling.

Everyone here is sort of a mess right now. Everyone's lives blew up in our faces all at once. And then Swarthmore scooped us up and forced us to our desks and our pens and made us work.

Everything will keep moving and nothing will stand still for you. And there's a contentment that comes when you start moving with it.

Thawing. Breathing in warm air.

And I'll be home in less than two weeks which means delicious food, comfortable bed, nice family, and fuzzy animals--happy Katherine.

current mood: peaceful

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