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Jan. 1st, 2010

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Octopus's Garden

I'm Gwen, Gigi, Gwenny, whatever you prefer.
This journal is unfortunately friends only. However, I love meeting new people and friends, so if I strike you as vaguely amusing, interesting, or just odd, please please please comment and friend me. I adore my livejournal friends to pieces, and am always on the lookout for new ones.

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Apr. 16th, 2007

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Virginia Tech

I know I should give a more thorough entry, since I haven't updated since the end of January (!), but I'd just like to extend my thoughts and deepest sympathies for all affected by the horrifying massacre at Virginia Tech today. I'm in complete shock.

New York Times article--> http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/17/us/17virginia.html?_r=2&hp&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

More later.

Jan. 26th, 2007

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Snow Trip

I just got back from a giant, school wide event called Snow Trip. We left in seven giant buses at 5 AM Tuesday morning (eugh), and got back late Thursday night. It was a four hour bus ride, but after we arrived we moved into our cabins and it was extremely fun. Skiing, snowball fights, sledding, making snow...women, even a dance at the lodge. I know some of you think I'm crazy for being so excited about snow, but it never snows here. Ever. It snowed four miles away from us last month, and that was shocking. Snow and Bay Area don't really mix, so three days full of it is something to be excited about.
I love how every time you walk in untouched snow you sink at least to your knee, and any attempt at running finds you tripping and falling into fluffy, crunchy, yummy, freezing snow (all these adjectives make me feel like one of those fanfiction writers that say "commmmmmmentz plz!!!" and write so poorly it's painful to read.)
The dance was really fun--I don't listen to rap or hip-hop, but I still had fun singing "my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, and damn right, it's better than yours" and pointing at Jason, who laughed.

And I'm being a very good girl and posting photos. None of me, but there's some school friends and an amusing video.

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Tomorrow I'm off to Santa Cruz (a town consisting of surfing, hippies, and yoga centers) with mis amigas Simone and Gabby to attend our friend Hannah's sweet sixteen. This promises to be interesting...

P.S.I'm trying to reply to comments/conversations that I dropped without warning during the trip, but I might have to wait until Sunday to get them all. Sorry!

P.P.S. Thanks for all the music suggestions! They're all on a post-it note stuck to my computer, with multiple exclamation points after them.

Dec. 22nd, 2006

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Earthquake complaints

We just had an 3.7 earthquake. Again. We had another 3.7 on Wednesday night, from the same fault (Hayward). So, two earthquakes in 48 hours. Fun.

It's really weird because the Hayward fault's been quiet for so long (according to my dad). It's been that way since before accurate measurement devises were thought up, so there's not much of a known pattern for scientists to go on. This could either be a good thing, just letting off some of the tension that's built up, or small preliminaries for a really big one (which is supposed to hit in the sometime in the next 20 years--very soon, by earthquake time).
Eugh, it's just a bit scary. I mean, everyone knows the drills and what to do, but no one can ever be truly prepared, right?
Being in a minor one isn't bad, though. These were a little bigger than usual, so you could feel the whole house shake and there's rumbling (a few things probably fell). I always get the feeling that earthquakes move through space, coming from one side and going out the other.

Oh yeah, my school happens to be smack dab on top of the fault (and the fact that I live in a rickety old warehouse doesn't help, either).

Sorry for the complaining, folks.
(On a brighter note, I now have my traditional christmas icon back!)

Aug. 9th, 2006

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Dirty Pretty Things and Scissors for Lefty are playing at Slim's tonight.
What. The. Hell.

Why did I JUST find out about this? And why does it have to be sold out???? Craaaaaaap.

Mar. 13th, 2006

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Frustrations and general courage

This day seemed so bland at first, that it put me in a rather bland mood. It's a strange state, feeling detached, uninterested, and having rather vague thoughts on the meaning of life all at the same time.
In retrospect, it wasn't that bad. But I am being forced to go to the math competition tomorrow. Eugh. I mean, I'm considered good at math, but I'm one of the worst on the team. Competitions aren't much fun. You just feel stupid. You always win, though. Rather, the team always wins, and I constantly have the feeling that I didn't do a damn thing.
I'm really getting down and dirty on my Masterwork, though. It's a project individual to each person, where you take something you're interested in, or have always wanted to do, and turn it in to a project that you have to spend 40+ hours on. My trip set me back ages, but I'm finally getting somewhere (though it happened on accident).
So yes. Not much of anything happening right now, if you can't tell.
I'll be better on LJ this week than I was last week. I was SO jet-lagged, but I'm finally beginning to recover.

I'm currently using my mom's work laptop, which has the built-in Talk thingy-majigger in iChat. So it's like having a telephone conversation with people, but over the computer. And it's free.

So does anyone have this, or a microphone they can connect? I'd love to talk to you guys in person. It be totally sweet. I'm stoked, anyway (God, California slang galore. This is what happens when you hang out with people from Santa Cruz. Kiiiiiiiiller, man).

I'm listening to that song from Matilda - right when she gets her powers (that's what Kate tells me).
For some reason, it's making me feel like I can do anything.
Oh Maceo...

Mar. 5th, 2006

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I'm HOOOOOOMMME!!! (Sing-songy voice implied)

I'm back! India was MARVELOUS - indescribable, but I'll try. Not now, though. WAY too jet-lagged (you can tell I'm tired because of the abuse of capitals in this entry). Still, I'm glad to be back (in a way), though I have to go to school tomorrow. And still have to do a rather large amount of homework (the procrastinator in me is alive and well).
I have lots and lots and lots of photos, which you will be forced to view over the next month. Hurrah! And yes, I actually will put them up this time, because the computer that stores them is FINALLY connected to the internet. Oh joy!


Spell check had the nerve to correct my 'hurrah'. I am insulted to the extreme.

Feb. 11th, 2006

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Bon Voyage

So long everybody!
We're about to leave to get food, then it's straight to the airport.
Talk to you in three weeks!!
I'll miss you guys. Seriously. =)

Much love to all,

Feb. 5th, 2006

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Suuuuuuuuusannnnnnnnnnnnna!!! (and some other stuff, because Gwen can never stick to just one topic)

So, here's the deal: One of my brilliant, awesome best friends (I suppose I have quite a few of these, but I assure you, she's WAY up there) has become addicted to livejournal as of Friday (thanks to my use of brute force encouragement).
She's beyond brilliant. Seriously. Fabulous friend, easy to love, extremely huggable (many of you already know her from hijackers_anon).
BUT, as some of you are not a part of the community, I feel it's important to spread the word. Especially to my wonderful, mutual stalker friend, Erika. You two would get along famously, I just know it, so vat are you vaiting for? (I ♥ Romania.) *pushes* GO! (I am shameless.)

After watching Animal Planet for quite a bit of time, I have decided I will marry the crocodile hunter, and we will have mini crocodile babies with Australian accents and orange hair (CRIKEY!).

Jessica, what's the next books in the Watch series? After G!G! and MaA? I've been meaning to ask you for ages, but I got sidetracked, and read some other stuff instead.

Jan. 16th, 2006

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Chili dog!

Ooooh, anyone happen to see the new way of seeing results on the search engine? Oh my. Very exciting, I declare. Please don't say that this happened months ago, and I've been under my rock again (that would be the second time in a month - it took me ages to realize we had 5 possible icons).
Today, I dog-sat for about two hours. Not just any old dog. A dog that possibly qualifies for cutest puppy award. Yes, THAT kind of dog. A 13-week-old doxen named Chili, if you want specifics. So freaking adorable, you have no idea. He was super energetic and hyper the first hour (this involved lots of chewing of the Gwen's hair, climbing all over her, and wiggling like no tomorrow). Then, the second hour, he slept in my lap. And peed on my rug a bit. Awwwwwwwww(?) =) Pictures should be up soon, once my mom installs the camera software on the computer.

Say, meet my lovely new daughter, dramaqueen210, aka Caitlin. Extremely cool person (she can do the chicken dance. How's that for talent?), and lives in Manhattan. Lucky duck.

Nothing else exciting, really.

Well, that's my life. MUNDANE as hell. Somebody fetch me some melodrama, quick.

I ♥ Fawlty Towers.

Jan. 7th, 2006


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Vat ees oop?
I'm sorry I haven't updated my journal (and that was one of my resolutions too, darn it). Life's been insane, but I'm finally back on a relatively normal schedule. I took the SSAT today, which was surprisingly easy (at least the math part - the 25 minute essay was a bit nerve-wracking). Oh, I have news. In small news, I got 3rd place in the school for Mathcounts 2005 (24/30...yay...), but now I have to go to the Tuesday competition, and be on team B (a team slightly above my level). Grrrrr.

But, in much more important, bigger, and better news....




I'm so excited! 3 weeks! But we're going to miss Holi, the best holiday ever, by about two days. Which sucks. But that's okay! We're friggin going! *bounces*
We leave the 12 of February.

Dec. 27th, 2005

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Well, folks, here it is. My first attempt at icon making. *cringes* Ick. But, I'm determined to show them to you, because, how ever much I grimace and curse, I still made them, and am an insy bit proud of them, because I had to blindly manuever my way through photoshop (hereby christened, "The Frustration Station"). So...yes.

3 Some Like It Hot
3 West Side Story
1 Wicked
+ bases

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Dec. 25th, 2005

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Yay! Christmas! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Merry Christmas! Happy Hannukah! Cheery Kwanza!

I'm quickly updating to wish a VERY merry Christmas to:
Jessica (For being my first livejournal friend, having good taste in books, and being generally awesome)
Sarah (What to say about you? As everyone knows, you're too fabulous for words, m'dear)
Paulina (You're lovely. You're just...lovely. No better word to describe it)
Erika (My personal stalker that I stalk - it goes both ways, though you haven't friended me yet *shakes fist*)
Suus (your accent, your humor, everything! And - this is newly discovered - Discworld!)
Anne (for being quirky, undeniably brilliant, and having an excellent musical selection - aka Say Hi To Your Mom)
Holly (who's entries - along with her family - never fail to make me laugh)
Lynn (For being a fanfiction writer, though we all know you're much better than most of that published rubbish)
Archee (Where are you? I miss you!)

- Gwen(ny)

Dec. 21st, 2005

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I put the "cook" in cookies.....yum....

Well, not really. More like, "I put the 'mix' in frosting", but that doesn't sound nearly as good, or make as much sense, and the frosting WAS for the cookies (what was left of it, that is). This took place at Simone's house, where we had a baking party with lots of people from our class (just girls though - the boys are still mastering that whole milk, cereal, bowl thing). I can't say what I ate more of - cookies, frosting, or dough?
Anyway, my stomach is not in the best condition at the moment, but I'll live.

Rereading my entries, I realized what an incredibly DULL person I am, or sound like at least. So from now on, I vow to have a slightly more entertaining journal, consisting of more then just complaints and reports. Which means you'll be seeing my slightly wackier side, because you've probably all figured out how weird I am by now, and it's much closer to the original. This is the girl that dresses up as eccentric characters and go parading around (remember that picture, Sarah?), the one who sings (loudly) in the supermarket (electronic device in her ear or not), the one that periodically throws that furby she still owns out a window because it woke her up with its satanic screeching.
So I'm truly sorry if this comes as a shock to anybody, but I think some have been suspecting this for quite some time.

Oh yes, AND I'll be updating even MORE often (blame Paulina - she convinced me *grumble*).

50TH POST!!!! YAY!!

Dec. 19th, 2005

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livejournal friends in the flesh - well, on the phone at least

Paulie and I talked on the phone! I haven't gotten over it. it's very strange, talking to someone you only know over the internet for real. FUN FUN FUN! We should definately talk again soon, it's all so exciting!
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