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Fri, May. 16th, 2008, 10:21 am

Name: Laurel

Age/D.O.B.:
21 3/5/87

e-mail:
lady at warren-wilson dot edu

Location:
Asheville, NC and Myersville, MD

Do you swap/collect anything?:
Post cards, found items, letters

What are your hobbies?
Letter writing, hiking, singing poorly, selling children's toys, taking kids on nature walks, talking with my mother, eating avocados, taking Polaroids (although this is becoming increasingly more expensive).

Favorite:
music? Modest Mouse, Animal Collective, The Mountain Goats, Rilo Kiley, etc.

movies? Waking Ned Devine, Fern Gully, Amelie, and others

books? Cannery Row, The Alchemist, Hope for the Flowers

anything else you would like to share?

I'm an outdoor leadership major and I like to go to Star Island.

Wed, May. 14th, 2008, 09:28 pm

School is done tomorrow. I'm in the middle of a self-reflection paper and a social justice tool box, both for my Universal Programming for Adventure Education class. I really love Marty, but she assigns a ton of work for her classes. It's worthwhile, though, for sure.

The suite that we thought we had lost we've actually got. Good things.

I've got an incredible craving for chocolate, but I feel like if I eat anything I might vomit. An interesting combination.

Sun, Apr. 20th, 2008, 09:01 am
peanut butter

Found out last week that I don't have to stay for an extra semester, which means that I will graduate next May. This makes me very, very happy.

But I also found out last week that the suite I was going to live with with my amazing future roommate and amazing future suite mates was given away, even though we had squatter's rights and had asked well before the deadline to have it. So now we're all sort of in a limbo in terms of where we're going to live, which is no bueno.

I will see Jon in 5 days. This is very good. Jon, in general, is very good.

I watched Silence of the Lambs last night. It was pretty good. I woke up at like, 5, after having dreams that Dr. Lector was coming to Dancing Bear to eat all of the employees. Mmm, toy store girls.

uuuh, end.

Wed, Feb. 13th, 2008, 12:07 pm

Dear UUA,
Blow me. I don't want to be your friend anymore.
Laurel

PS- How are we supposed to "Mind the Gap" if there's no one to fill it? Think about it, morons.

Sun, Feb. 10th, 2008, 04:11 pm

I can't remember when the last time I posted here was, or what it was that I posted about. I suppose I could look at past entries to avoid repetition, but I'm feeling lazy.
Jon is here and is sick. Kaitlin was sick all last week, and I believe I have caught something. Also, my left lower eye lid is read and puffy and hurting. I don't know what's up with all that, but I plan on having it looked at tomorrow.
I am horribly procrastinating writing the schedule for my program. I need a detailed map of the Maryland section of the AT, but I don't have one. Oh well.
I'm moving back on campus next year. I don't really know how to tell Kaitlin that this is happening. I think she'll be upset. But I think that it will work out better for me, and that we are better friends when we don't live together.
Jon is considering moving to Asheville. But he's also considering finishing his paralegal degree in Seattle, or taking a federal job in Baltimore. I mostly just want him to be happy, but I'd really like it if he moved here.
My birthday is sort of soon. Woo? It's not going to be much different to be 21. Not drinking will happen then too.
Um. End.

Fri, Dec. 28th, 2007, 04:07 pm

Delayed flights are no fun, but hopefully Ecuador will be.

Sat, Dec. 15th, 2007, 02:21 pm
pretty pansy

I should be working on this amazingly important assignment, but I'm not, I'm being distracted instead. I'm also waiting for a call from my new friend Hank, because when this call happens it means that we're going to the Asiana Buffet with some of his roommates from school. I have never hung out with Hank before, and I don't know who is roommates are, but I sure hope they think I'm cool enough to be friends with Hank.

I hope that Hank doesn't think that I asked to hang out with him because I'd like to pursue some sort of romantic relationship. I hope that's not too presumptuous to say. I just think he's neat and I want to get to know him, to be his friend. I can't remember the last time I asked a guy that I don't really know that well to hang out with me without the pretext of a possible romance. Have I ever asked a guy I don't really know that well to hang out with me without the pretext of a possible romance? I don't know.

I think Brian and Kaitlin and I are going to have an ice cream social on Wednesday to celebrate the semester's end. Jon will be here and there are not many things that I love more than Jon and ice cream.

I'm so thrilled that loving Jon is going to swimmingly.

Going home on Thursday. Taking the Blue Ridge Parkway, which should prove to be windy, long, and pretty.

Umm. Does anyone want to come up with 20 hours of watershed-oriented service for 4th graders for me? Kay thanks.

Tue, Dec. 11th, 2007, 04:30 pm

In one week Jon will be here. In one week from Thursday we will begin our trek up the Blue Ridge Parkway toward my home, where he will leave for his parents' house in Suffolk County. In two weeks we will be on a plane to Ecuador. Holy shit.
I still can't believe that we're actually doing this. I remember when he told me that he was thinking of going to South America for the winter to learn Spanish/have an adventure, and the smile he had on his face when he asked me to go with him. And we're really doing it.
He told me that he might move to Asheville in 6-8 months. I told him that I really, really like the idea. It would be pretty amazing to live in the same city. We could laugh and cuddle and take hikes and make dinner together all the time. It sounds pretty nice to me.
Gush gush gush. All I wanna do is gush.

Fri, Aug. 24th, 2007, 01:10 pm
Room 631

I live in Ashville, North Carolina. Yessss.
We got to move in a day early. My bed is wicked comfortable and I've unpacked alla my clothes (of which, I and Brian and Kaitlin have established, there are far too many articles). We bought a couch and a small shelf and are in the middle of decorating everything. That's gonna take a super long time. I have so much stuff I like on the walls. Most of them pictures, and most from Star/Star related events. Woo.

School starts on Monday, which means that I leave for the woods very, very soon. This is very, very scary/super exciting.

Kaitlin just asked me if I'm familiar with a band called Sisters with Hammers.

Can I talk about Jon now? 'Cause I'm gonna. Can I say how fucking amazing he is? And how no one-not a single person, ever- has made me feel the way that he does? Tyler was great (at first, anyway), but Jon surpasses everything that I had with him. And the fact that he lives in Seattle doesn't bother me at all. I mean, yeah, it sucks a little, but the emotions that are swimming around in me are just fucking incredible. Aaahhh happymushygiggleyglitterrainbowsandponies. Good things.

Okay. Gotta get things done. I want to paint today and put some things up. Woo!

Love and stuff.

Mon, Aug. 20th, 2007, 05:47 pm

"Dance parties, big bucket margurita mixed"

That was the last saved thing that I had written. I just barely remember when that was.

It's been a super long time. Like, 20 weeks or something. Shoooot me.

Life is so good right now. I had a great summer working at camp and at Kenzie's, I met and worked with some really incredible people, Star was amazing even though the island was closed and we had to have the conference somewhere else, I'm falling in love with an absolutely remarkable person, and in a week I'm going on a 48 day backpacking/WFR/rock climbing/white water extravanganza. I go back to Asheville tomorrow and move in with Brian and Kaitlin on Thursday.

This has been a summer of finding new friendships, strengthening old ones, finding out a ton more about myself, and just generally having a good time. It's so nice to say, "I'm awesome!" when people ask how I am. I'm really proud of myself for taking the risk of applying to Wilson without really knowing anything about it. It was scary and exciting and exactly what I needed. I finally feel at home. I love home.

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