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no bright spots [26 Jan 2006|03:15am]
[ mood | discontent ]

i'm sick.
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are we having fun yet? [24 Jan 2006|01:31pm]
[ mood | lazy ]

del frisco's basketball tournament

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good pass! // slam dunk, arnold!

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the guys taking a break to pose with the ladies // "stomp stomp, clap clap, whooooosh!"


islands of adventure on martin luther king jr. day

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lovely day to be outside // phuong-ky running away from the x-men and co.

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waiting for spiderman! // gangsta

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feeling a little dizzy after the hulk // bryan is!

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"boop boop bee doop" // tell him, trang!

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me and bryan enjoying a ride on the carousel // hoang and phuong-ky being disgustingly cute

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tu and dan are such little kids // what a fun day!
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winter break fun [12 Jan 2006|07:36pm]
[ mood | nervous ]

is it just me or did winter break go by really fast? *sigh* =/

well, my break was full of non-stop activity, most of it enjoyable. here's a glimpse of all the "winter break fun". (p.s. i finally got my new camera! =D)

after finals were all said and done, joe had a christmas/secret santa party just in time to relieve the stress.

lots of drunken asians and one white guy, heh ::: smile!

an, phuong-ky, me, my sexy leg, and krystle ::: everyone chillin' and a couple getting freaky

deepvision had it's last party at metropolis. i wonder how many more "final" parties there will be, heh.

dan, me, monica, and ricky ::: thao and i

me and krystle ::: *wink, wink*

to get into the mood of the winter season, some of us went ice skating!

the prettiful girls ::: the uh... guys

derek's always trying to be a pimp, even when he has a g/f. ::: everyone cuddling to keep warm

i've always thought photoshoots looked like fun. so, i asked kevin to do one for me, even though i'm no where near model material. thanks, mr. liu! =)

emo pose ::: on the "ranch"

no, my arm isn't just floating there. ::: trying to look seductive

trang had her 21st birthday party. everyone dressed in black, while the birthday girl was the lady in red.

the ladies with the birthday girl ::: my favorite lush and i

i love uyen when she's "fucking wasted"! lol. ::: i tried to make a move on bryan, but he fell asleep on me.

after working one of our busiest nights at del frisco's, i rushed to bryan's/steve's/tommi's new year's eve party. i missed the countdown, but partied in the new year anyway.

natalie, alec, and i (a.k.a. the food runnin' crew) ::: joining in mid-party

me, ha, phuong-ky, chris, and hoang ::: trying to re-create our DTJ moment

after partying all weekend, we had some low-key fun, singing some tunes. i'd like to thank bryan for bringing the true karaoke-er out of me. =)

me, bryan, and thao ::: the guys singing their hearts out

trang and emily ::: thao and hai minh

sometimes, the most fun is spontaneous! a big group of us had one fun-filled, unplanned day. unfortunately, there are no pictures, but it was such a wonderful day that i had to share.

lunch at panera, mmm.. chicken and wild rice soup. ::: more ice skating with snowball fights!

mini-golf at congo river, losers bought winners dinner (yes, i was a loser.)

so, the losers bought pizza from mellow mushroom and we all watched "wedding crashers" at tu and uyen's house.

okay, so it was more than just a "glimpse". lol.

ack... the semester has just begun and i'm stressing already. my classes seem difficult, but hopefully i can stay focused... hopefully. well, hope everyone has a great semester!
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*cheers* [02 Jan 2006|04:14pm]
[ mood | lethargic ]

umm... yeah, i'm a day late, but...

Happy New Year!

(i was too busy recovering from the night before. hehe... =P)

well, 2005 was full of good times, drama, smiles, and heartache. overall, it was a memorable year. as for 2006, i got to start off the new year having a great time with friends i adore.

so, here's to the year of 2006 and all that it has in store!
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santa, can't you hear me? [26 Dec 2005|08:09pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

merry christmas, happy holidays!

to you and yours



ever wonder what santa is really like?

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"happy needless turkey murder day!"- Phoebe from Friends [24 Nov 2005|06:09pm]
[ mood | full ]

i've eaten too much to think. what i wrote last year will suffice:

happy thanksgiving!

this is that time of the year when we think about everything we're thankful for and appreciate them to their fullest...

now go get fat! =P
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what comes before part b? part-ayyy [18 Nov 2005|02:22am]
[ mood | lazy ]

*gasp* an actual update. =O

time to post up pictures from this past weekend. yeeeah, i kno, it's old news, but i've been a bit busy. i stole most of these pictures, but i jus love them so much that i had to show them off some more! gosh, i need a camera...

thao and tu's birthday dinner at amura's

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the birthday boy and girl // tu trying to get in w/ the cutesy couples

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everyone impatiently waiting for their food // bathroom break! hehe..

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drunkies w/ their sake bombs // down the hatch!

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me and phuong-ky, she's so cute! // thao, me, and regina

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gettin' rowdy before roxy's // phuong-ky, me, and frank enjoying the car ride, "whoooa!"

def talent jam in gainesville

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thao and i, lookin' hott // hardcore, yo

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thao and i opened up a kissing booth, price: one kiss per shot, lol

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ucf's fsa rockin' it // frank's friend, minji, (who let us stay at her place) w/ her doggie

i had sooo much fun! veteran's day weekend fulfilled! =D
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i'd take one step forward, end up two steps back... [27 Oct 2005|12:20am]
[ mood | discontent ]

illusion (n.) something that deceives the eye or mind; a mistaken perception or belief

Example: I thought there was something here, but I realized it was just an illusion.

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star light, star bright [10 Oct 2005|09:44pm]
[ mood | anxious ]

if you were granted only one wish, what would you wish for?

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my worst fear [03 Oct 2005|03:13am]
[ mood | crushed ]

i'm tired.
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another milestone [15 Sep 2005|01:40am]
[ mood | tired ]

*happy 1/2 anniversary, hun!*

well, we did our celebrating last week due to my busy schedule. hiep surprised me by taking me to a restaurant called 'ohana in the polyponesian resort at disney world. the atmosphere was warm and friendly, the food was wonderful, and the company was even better. ;) afterwards, we went outside onto the fake beach and enjoyed the night sky, lying in a hammock together. what a sweet, romantic evening! thank u, hunnie! *mwah*

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where's lilo and stitch to greet us?

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"'ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten."
-lilo & stitch

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me, stuffing my face!

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apparently, hiep saying grace before he begins his meal. haha...

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mmmm.... every piece of food was soooo good!

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this big guy got a bit upset when i turned him down for a date.

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why would i go for anyone else? =)
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picture time! [21 Aug 2005|09:25pm]
[ mood | geeky ]

well, it's been a while, huh? i haven't properly updated for a long time, besides small inklings of what i've been doing. but now it's time for...

(it's gonna be a looong entry, so brace yourself. hehe..)

i'm gonna start at the beginning of spring semester. i had a set of semi-hard classes. i definately slacked off at the wrong time and struggled a bit. but i still managed decent grades and made it thru the semester.

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u would frequently see me w/ an open book, hurrying to study. (esp. for goddamn chem II! =/)

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here's my bed that i missed so much! i definately lost lots of sleep.

i continued w/ my job as a food runner at the restaurant, del frisco's. i honestly like working! the people are hilarious, the hours and pay are great, and the job itself is effortless.

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want some good, expensive steak? head down to del frisco's on lee rd.

one major memory i will never forget happened on valentine's day. i was at work and my name was called on the intercom to come up front to the hostess stand. i walked up pretty perplexed and i saw a delivery guy w/ a bouquet of tulips, a teddy bear, candy, and an anonymous card. i was so excited! but that's not the end of it. then, i was called up once again and this time the hostess is holding roses, a teddy bear, candy, and another anonymous card! it was jus like a scene from a movie and i couldn't believe it was happening to me. later, i discovered the scheming and the senders behind the whole thing. so, thank u to my not-so-secret admirers for making me feel so special that day! =D

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i kick myself for not taking a pic of everything! all i have left are the two teddy bears holding their cryptic cards.

then, we all finally got a rest from school. for spring break, i headed down to miami and key west w/ the guys. it was a great and memorable trip.

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one of the many beautiful beaches in miami

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one of the reasons why this trip was so memorable was b/c of this guy rite here. we finally became official! =)

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poor john...

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a scenic beach house in key west

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me and the guys (yeah, i can't believe i survived all the testosterone either.)

unfortunately, my grandma died in april due to her long battle w/ cancer. she was a sweet and caring woman. i miss her very much. =(

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R.I.P. Agata Lan Dinh

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grandma w/ her four grandchildren

the semester was finally done and over w/. and i got to celebrate my birthday rite after! the original plans were to go to the beach, but it rained that day. so, we took all the food we bought and had a small bbq at john and tu's house. then, dinner at bahama breeze.

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hiep being the gourmet chef (what's w/ that look on ur face, hun?)

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me and hiep at bahama breeze

but the even cuter couple...

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ah, true love <3

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the boys

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the girls (me and the beautiful regina)

then we did a little clubbing that friday at metropolis.

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look who i dragged out!

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TTT: tammy, thao, and myself (i look horrible b/c i was a lil tipsy)

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hiep, chris, dan (who was obviously also tipsy), and tu

the rest of the summer was pretty eventful. first off, we went to disney world for some pure, childhood-like fun.

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say cheese! (hiep, me, regina, john, tu, and vuieng)

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tu chillin' w/ chip and dale

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the weak prince pathetically trying to carry the princess to her castle (sorrie john, it was jus too funny. =P)

after being away for two years, me and my parents went back to my hometown of baton rouge, louisiana and houston, texas to go to two relatives' weddings. i have no pics from the wedding in la, but i do have pics of my old friends that i haven't seen for so long.

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at the mellow mushroom gettin' crunked! (lol, j/k)

at coffee call

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rickey and greg

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nicole and laura

at sonic

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me and kristin

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me and drew

wedding in houston

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family w/ the bride and groom

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me and my cousins: michelle, alan, and kevin

after i returned, we took a trip to the beach before we had to go to summer school.

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my fav pic =)

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hiep trying to be all baywatch

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but he can't be sexier than these ladies ;)

after slaving away at summer school, a huge group of us went on a camping trip in the midst of the heat and humidity. i kno, we're insane. =D

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what a breath-taking sunset

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setting up camp

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after many attempts, hiep couldn't catch any fish. (at least he got a good pic out of it.)

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but w/ jus a log, some string, and swimming skills, john was able to catch one!

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consoling the loser =P

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after a few drinks, things got a lil crazy.

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our gigantic group

*sigh* now all the fun is coming to an end b/c school starts tomorrow! =O

well everyone, here's to a good semester!
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fade away... [14 Aug 2005|01:35am]
[ mood | scared ]

this isn't me.

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one milestone down... [16 Jun 2005|09:26pm]
[ mood | calm ]

"Never lie, steal, cheat or drink.
But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love.
If you must steal, steal away from bad company.
If you must cheat, cheat death.
And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away."


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this one's for the girls [12 Jun 2005|12:54am]
[ mood | good ]

after countless times of seeing the tribute to the nice guys, i have found one for us girls!

EDIT - i think i found the complete version of this.

This is my tribute to the nice girls. To the nice girls who are overlooked, who become friends and nothing more, who spend hours fixating upon their looks and their personalities and their actions because it must be they that are doing something wrong.

This is for the girls who don't give it up on the first date, who don't want to play mind games, who provide a comforting hug and a supportive audience for a story they've heard a thousand times.

This is for the girls who understand that they aren't perfect and that the guys they're interested in aren't either, for the girls who flirt and laugh and worry and obsess over the slightest glance, whisper, touch, because somehow they are able to keep alive that hope that maybe... maybe this time he'll understand. This is an homage to the girls who laugh loud and often, who are comfortable in skirts and sweats and combat boots, who care more than they should for guys who don't deserve their attention.

This is for those girls who have been in the trenches, who have watched other girls time and time again fake up and make up and fuck up the guys in their lives without saying a word.

This is for the girls who have been there from the beginning and have heard the right words of advice, from "there are plenty of fish in the sea," to "time heals all wounds." This is to honor those girls who know that guys are just as scared as they are, who know that they deserve better, who are seeking to find it.

This is for the girls who have never been in love, but know that it's an experience that they don't want to miss out on. For the girls who have sought a night with friends and been greeted by a night of catcalling, rude L0VESzs and explicit invitations that they'd rather not have experienced.

This is for the girls who have spent their weekends sitting on the sidelines of a beer pong tournament or a case race, or playing Florence Nightingale for a vomiting guy friend or a comatose crush, who have received a drunk phone call just before dawn from someone who doesn't care enough to invite them over but is still willing to pass out in their bed.

This is for the girls who have left sad song lyrics in their away messages, who have tried to make someone understand through a subliminally appealing profile, who have time and time again dropped their male friend hint after hint after hint only to watch him chase after the first blonde girl in a skirt.

This is for the girls who have been told that they're too good or too smart or too pretty, who have been given compliments as a way of breaking off a relationship, who have ever been told they are only wanted as a friend.

This one's for the girls who you can take home to mom, but won't because it's easier to sleep with a whore than foster a relationship; this is for the girls who have been led on by words and kisses and touches, all of which were either only true for the moment, or never real to begin with.

This is for the girls who have allowed a guy into their head and heart and bed, only to discover that he's just not ready, he's just not over her, he's just not looking to be tied down; this is for the girls who believe the excuses because it's easier to believe that it's not that they don't want you, it's that they don't want anyone.

This is for the girls who have had their hearts broken and their hopes dashed by someone too cavalier to have cared in the first place; this is for the nights spent dissecting every word and syllable and inflection in his speech, for the nights when you've returned home alone, for the nights when you've seen from across the room him leaning a little too close, or standing a little too near, or talking a little too softly for the girl he's with to be a random hookup.

This is for the girls who have endured party after party in his presence, finally having realized that it wasn't that he didn't want a relationship: it was that he didn't want you. I honor you for the night his dog died or his grandmother died or his little brother crashed his car and you held him, thinking that if you only comforted him just right, or said the right words, or rubbed his back in the right way then perhaps he'd realize what it was that he already had. This is for the night you realized that it would never happen, and the sunrise you saw the next morning after failing to sleep.

This is for the "I really like you, so let's still be friends" comment after you read more into a situation than he ever intended; this is for never realizing that when you choose friends, you seldom choose those which make you cry yourself to sleep. This is for the hugs you've received from your female friends, for the nights they've reassured you that you are beautiful and intelligent and amazing and loyal and truly worthy of a great guy; this is for the despair you all felt as you sat in the aftermath of your tears, knowing that that night the only companionship you'd have was with a pillow and your teddy bear.

This is for the girls who have been used and abused, who have endured what he was giving because at least he was giving something; this is for the stupidity of the nights we've believed that something was better than nothing, though his something was nothing we'd have ever wanted.

This is for the girls who have been satisified with too little and who have learned never to expect anything more: for the girls who don't think that they deserve more, because they've been conditioned for so long to accept the scraps thrown to them by guys.

This is what I don't understand. Men sit and question and whine that girls are only attracted to the mean guys, the guys who berate them and belittle them and don't appreciate them and don't want them; who use them for sex and think of little else than where their next conquest will be made. Men complain that they never meet nice girls, girls who are genuinely interested and compelling, who are intelligent and sweet and smart and beautiful; men despair that no good women want to share in their lives, that girls play mindgames, that girls love to keep them hanging. Yet, men, I ask you: were you to meet one of these genuinely interested, thrillingly compelling, interesting and intelligent and sweet and beautiful and smart girls, were you to give her your number and wait for her to call... and if you were to receive a call from her the next day and she, in her truthful, loyal, intelligent and straightforward nice girl fashion, were to tell you that she finds you intriguing and attractive and interesting and worth her time and perhaps material from which she could fashion a boyfriend, would you or would you not immediately call your friends to tell them of the "stalker chick" you'd met the night prior, who called you and wore her heart on her sleeve and told the truth? And would you, or would you not, refuse to make plans with her, speak with her, see her again, and once again return to the bar or club or party scene and search once more for this "nice girl" who you just cannot seem to find? Because therein lies the truth, guys: we nice girls are everywhere. But you're not looking for a nice girl. You're not looking for someone genuinely interested in your intramural basketball game, or your anatomy midterm grade, or that argument you keep having with your father; you're looking for a quick fix, a night when you can pretend to have a connection with another human being which is just as disposable as the condom you were using during it.

So don't say you're on the lookout for nice girls, guys, when you pass us up on every step you take. Sometimes we go undercover; sometimes we go in disguise: sometimes when that girl in the low cut shirt or the too tight miniskirt won't answer your catcalls, sometimes you're looking at a nice girl in whore's clothing - - we might say we like the attention, we might blush and giggle and turn back to our friends, but we're all thinking the same thing: "This isn't me. Tomorrow morning, I'll be wearing a teeshirt and flannel shorts, I'll have slept alone and I'll be making my hungover best friend breakfast. See through the disguise. See me." You never do. Why? Because you only see the exterior, you only see the slutty girl who welcomes those advances. You don't want the nice girl.. so don't say you're looking for a relationship: relationships take time and energy and intent, three things we're willing to extend - - but in return, we're looking for compassion and loyalty and trust, three things you never seem willing to express. Maybe nice guys finish last, but in the race they're running they're chasing after the whores and the sluts and the easy-targets... the nice girls are waiting at the finish line with water and towels and a congradulatory hug (and yes, if she's a nice girl and she likes you, the sweatiness probably won't matter), hoping against hope that maybe you'll realize that they're the ones that you want at the end of that silly race.

So maybe it won't last forever. Maybe some of those guys in that race will turn in their running shoes and make their way to the concession stand where we're waiting; however, until that happens, we still have each other, that silly race to watch, and all the chocolate we can eat (because what's a concession stand at a race without some chocolate?)

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yay! [26 May 2005|10:41pm]
[ mood | excited ]

off to louisiana and texas i go...

i can't wait to see everyone!

it's been sooo long.



but i'll be missing a certain someone back in florida. ;)
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time to celebrate! [04 May 2005|12:16am]
[ mood | jubilant ]

yay! today's my special day!

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* [15 Apr 2005|04:14pm]
[ mood | content ]

Cause it's you and me
And all of the people
With nothing to do
Nothing to lose
And it's you and me
And all of the people
And I don't know why
I can't keep my eyes off of you


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help me... [07 Apr 2005|07:28pm]
[ mood | distressed ]


i dunno if i can do this... =(
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woohoo! [13 Mar 2005|03:32am]
[ mood | excited ]

spring break is finally here!

time for some fun in the sun in miami and key west!

yeeaah, baby!

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