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[May 10, 2006 at 9:37pm]
[ mood | pissed off ]

Chris got voted off American Idol.

What. The. Hell.

Damn you America. Damn you.

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hooray! [May 10, 2006 at 8:51pm]
[ mood | happy ]

Advanced Composition: A
Psychotherapy with lab: A
Focus on Social Psychology: A

My grades this semester = freaking sweet.

Let the celebratory drinking begin! (That statement is quite misleading... I would have been drinking anyway. It just sounds better to say I have a reason)

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Sweet sanity, we meet again. [May 6, 2006 at 5:39pm]
[ mood | hungry ]

I am officially done my junior year of college. Wow.

The only thing left to do is pack before the parental units come tomorrow morning. That, and work on the psychology newsletter. But hey, I get paid to do that.

How does it feel to practically be a college senior? Well friend, I can describe it in one word: AMAZING.

I also feel hungry, but I think that has more to do with not having dinner yet than anything else.

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all done! [May 3, 2006 at 7:33pm]
[ mood | happy ]

My new layout is complete!
I was so tired of my last one, it was time for a change.
My journal is so pretty now.... Hooray!

Now it's back to studying. Isn't it interesting that I only take on projects like these when I'm supposed to be doing homework?

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Hmm... [May 2, 2006 at 1:05am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

It always freaks me out when stupid online quizzes appear to know me better than I know myself.

How You Life Your Life

You seem to be straight forward, but you keep a lot inside.
You're laid back and chill, but sometimes you care too much about what others think.
You tend to have one best friend you hang with, as opposed to many aquaintences.
You tend to dream big, but you worry that your dreams aren't attainable.
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You know what time it is! [May 1, 2006 at 10:53pm]
[ mood | sick to my stomach ]

That's right, folks. It is time for me to write the obligatory "Wow it has been so long since I have updated and it seems far more appealing than doing work" journal entry!

Please, please, hold your applause. Seriously, it is very flattering, but stop.

As some may have noticed, it is finals week here at St. Mary's. I cannot manage to wrap my head around the notion that 2 essays and 1 test are all that's standing between me and being a college senior. How insane is that? I still remember moving day of my freshman year like it was yesterday, and now I'm just over a year away from being a... *gasp!*... real adult. And by real adult, I of course mean a poor graduate student living at home with mommy and daddy. Scary, isn't it?

But enough about the terrifying idea that is my impending graduation from college, let's focus on the summer! Once finals are over I have to stick around on campus for a couple extra days to work on the Division 17 Counseling Psychology newsletter. While it sucks to not be able to run home right away, it really isn't too bad - I'm only staying until Thursday the 12th, and it will be nice not to feel rushed right after finals are over. Not to mention JP will be staying here with me to keep me company so I won't be all alone in my barren abandoned suite.

Once I do finally make it back home, the summer is shaping up to be pretty freaking sweet. JP and I are flying down to Texas with my parents for a week as soon as we get back (literally - we fly out May 13th). We are all staying with my aunt and uncle in Austin and going sight-seeing all through Texas. Is it bad that out of all the things we are going to see (for example, the Alamo) I am most excited about going to a water park? I suppose I'm uncultured. In my defense, however, I have already seen it. That makes it better, right?

When we get back on the 19th, I have about 10 days to recover before my breast reduction surgery on the 30th. This may not seem very thrilling to any of you, but I am completely ecstatic. I have wanted this for so many years now, and I cannot believe that this has all transpired within the time period of two months. All it took was a single visit to my physician about back pain. So many people have had to wait years before being approved, and here I am with everything happening right away - completely covered by my insurance company. The recovery period isn't going to be fun, I'm not fooling myself about it, but it is something that will make me happy for the rest of my life.

Once I have recovered, which will be around a month or so, it's back to lifeguarding at the Arena Club for the summer. I also have my internship at the Sheppard Pratt Eating Disorders ward to look forward to. I will only have to wait about a week or so after surgery before I can begin since it is minimal stress. It will be such a great experience, especially as the focus is on cognitive-behavioral treatment (what I hope to specialize in). But I'll refrain from going into my psychology jargon and leave it at that.

In summary, the summer of 2006 is going to rock hardcore.

I'll do my best to update over the summer months, but let's face it - I have no internet at home and I'm certainly not motivated enough to go to the library to write journal entries. But damn it I will do my best. It is all for you, my beloved public, whom I have neglected (along with my journal) for so many months now. Do you remember the days of daily journal updates? So do I, but it is a very faint memory now. Ah well... C'est la vie!

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Did I have an awesome weekend? No.... YES!! [Apr 9, 2006 at 8:51pm]
[ mood | working ]

Unless you are a fan of A Night at the Roxbury, my entry title probably seems really stupid. My apologies.

There is nothing worse than being forced back to reality after an amazing weekend. Except for brutally severing your arm in a tragic wood chopping incident, that might be worse. But nothing else.

On Friday afternoon JP and I went into town and he surprised me with my newly repaired ring that I had lost a stone from. It was the ring he gave me on our first Christmas together and unfortunately the middle opal fell out of it in the Great Room, never to be found again. He sent it home to his mom and she was able to find a place that could replace it, and needless to say it looks as good as new. Then he bought me a copy of Brokeback Mountain (one of the best movies EVER) as another surprise while we were driving through town. We came back to campus and had the most amazing dinner ever - crabs and beer! We ate in his dorm room and watched Brokeback Mountain.... I have to say, it doesn't get any better than that.

Saturday was a bit more low-key, mainly due to the craptastic weather. JP and I went to check out World
Carnival but the rain seemed to put a damper on the whole event. I was pretty bummed since not only is this the first time I've ever been on campus to actually see World Carnival, but the weather had been gorgeous for days beforehand. After giving up on that, we decided it was time to watch Wedding Crashers and to take a nap. Thankfully things picked up quite a bit that evening. After dinner we went to see the Skakabobs play on the admissions field and they were so awesome. It upsets me that I had never seen them before now. The rest of the night was, in the standard JP and Jenn weekend fashion, filled with drinking and relaxing, which is exactly what I needed. It didn't hurt that I was able to spend the night both nights since Keith was away at a Nitze event. I love hanging out with everyone, but some alone time is nice too.

But alas, reality has slapped me in the face and I have been stuck here working all day long. I have so much freaking work due the next few weeks, but then again who doesn't. I shouldn't complain after such a great weekend, but it still sucks. And since I'm on the subject of school stuff, I might as well post my schedule for next semester like everyone else has.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday:
PSYC314 DRUGS, BRAINS AND BEHAVIOR 10:40 to 11:50
PHIL304 VALUES INQUIRY: MARRIAGE, FAMILY, AND RELIGIOUS VALUES 1:20 to 2:30

Tuesday:
PSYC493 ST. MARY'S PROJECT 12:00 to 1:50

Tuesday/Thursday:
PHIL120 INTRO TO ETHICS 2:00 to 3:50


I'm pretty happy with it. Drugs, Brains, and Behavior will finish my psychology major (except for my SMP which I'll be doing all year), while Values Inquiry will meet my general ed requirement and a requirement for my gender studies minor. That leaves me one upper level class left to take my last semester to meet the 44 upper division hours, and conveniently I need one more class for my minor anyway, so that will take care of itself. All in all, not too shabby.

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Super Fun Spring Break Update Time! [Mar 27, 2006 at 4:53pm]
I was planning on writing a really detailed entry about my spring break adventures... but that was a week ago. Now I just want to post an entry before the break becomes a distant memory.

Pros:
1. The Billy Joel concert at MCI Center

2. Being approved to have breast reduction surgery this summer.

3. Securing my summer internship in the eating disorders ward of Sheppard Pratt... not to mention the fact that I am the first person accepted to the program without a Masters degree.

4. Job security - The Arena Club asked me and JP to come back for another summer of lifeguarding.

5. Hanging out with Robin on St. Patrick's Day, as I hadn't seen her in forever and really missed her.

6. Spending every single day with the love of my life, JP.

Cons:
1. The doctors cannot figure out what is causing the chronic pain in my tail bone.

2. The loads of homework that went ignored over break had not disappeared upon my return to campus, despite my best wishes.

So yeah.. that was my break. All in all, freaking amazing. And now I'm back here. And sick. And overwhelmed with tons of work. Hooray.
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Your Ennegram Type is Two - "The Helper" [Feb 20, 2006 at 4:07pm]
[ mood | hungry ]

Helpers are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people's
needs.

Yeah, this seems about right...Collapse )

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My night is complete. [Feb 8, 2006 at 11:30pm]
[ mood | happy ]

After watching three hours of crap, the night has finally paid off. Green Day won the Grammy for Best Record of the Year for Boulevard of Broken Dreams. F'in A, bitch... F'in A.



I won't lie, I totally didn't see that coming. And I couldn't be happier.

EDIT:
NickJP392: hahaha i knew the short entry would be a picture of green day winning and nothing else
JennIsYourHero1: haha you KNOW IT!
NickJP392: damn babe
JennIsYourHero1: what?
NickJP392: haha you dont miss a beat when it comes to them
JennIsYourHero1: you bet your sweet ass I don't

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This totally doesn't count as an update... [Feb 7, 2006 at 10:21pm]
[ mood | working ]

I've realized that during my recent neglect of my LiveJournal, I wrote several entries in my MySpace blog. Therefore, to compensate for my lack of entries, I shall post them in here as well, for no better reason than to revive my poor, poor LJ.

MySpace Entry Numero Uno:

So I have recently received several invitations to join MySpace groups that are focused on being a so-called "MySpace Hottie". Personally, I don't feel very comfortable accepting such invitations. Aside from my reservations of being labeled as such, my main argument against them is the simple fact that a group based on being physically attractive leaves nothing to be discussed. For example, I am a member of several (alright, more than several) Green Day groups on MySpace. In these groups, the members talk about Green Day. I am also a member of several politically-oriented groups on the site. In these groups, the members discuss politics and current events (I am aware these points are obvious, now pipe down because I am getting to the real point). The fact of the matter is, being in a group that glorifies appearance leaves nothing to discuss but... well, how "hot" each member finds themselves and/or the other members of such an exclusive group. I imagine a board discussion proceeding as such:

Hottie1: Like, oh my God, I looked in the mirror and it TOTALLY reminded me of how freaking HOTT I am!
Hottie2: OMG You are so right Hottie1, you are FUCKING HOTT! Almost as hot as I am!!
Hottie 3: Um, wutever biotches. I am like, so much hotter than the two of you COMBINED. I'm the hottest fucking member of this whole group!... Kisses!

And, so on...
Therefore, it is with deep regret that I decline your invitation, MySpace Hotties, as I cannot rationalize participating in such discussions. Also, because I'm like, wayyy too hott for your groups anyway.



MySpace Entry Numero Dos:

Every time I begin to think that humanity may not be so bad after all, someone comes along and throws my whole sense of contentment out the window. I happened to check my MySpace homepage and noticed a bulletin that read, "Are you pro-choice?" Vaguely interested (which I very rarely am by MySpace bulletins), I decided to see what it had to say. To my great disappointment, the message of the bulletin was "fucking remove me" (how eloquent!) followed by 3 cartoon images of what can only be described as conservative propaganda. Outraged, not by her political opinion but by her complete and utter ignorance, I sent a reply:

"Alright then, I will. I would not want to be friends with someone who is so blatantly disrespectful of other peoples' opinions."

Her response?... "Peace the fuck out. <3"
(Aww, she sent me a heart! How sweet... about as nice as her vocabulary.)

My friends, I do not want you to take from this post that I am opposed to people being pro-life. You are who you are, and if that is what you believe then so be it. My only contention is that if I am respectful of your views, then it is only right for you to be respectful of mine. You do not have to agree with me and I do not have to agree with you (because frankly, I do not). However, if you want people to be open to your side of an argument, issuing such an ignorant and pathetic statement is not the way to do so.



So yeah, that's it for now... next time I won't cheat and I will write real updates, I promise.

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Now that is just wrong... [Feb 7, 2006 at 3:04pm]
[ mood | tired ]

It is no mystery to the residents of the St. Mary's College campus that the school purchases incredibly cheap toilet paper. Now by cheap I do not mean simply un-quilted or less than triple-ply. I mean hardcore rub-your-ass-raw-and-make-it-bleed cheap toilet paper.

It was to no surprise that, after another extremely unpleasant visit to the bathroom earlier this afternoon, I noticed a new stock of SMCM sandpaper on the sink. It was only upon further inspection, however, that I realized the school had officially crossed the line of decency. The brand name read "Common Cents" on the wrapping, which was adorned with illustrated images of pennies. As I stated earlier, it is no mystery that the school purchases the cheapest toilet paper that money can buy, but now they are just rubbing it in our faces. Do you think those cartoon pennies are CUTE? Do you think they ease the pain and anguish that ensues after EVERY visit to the restroom? Because I can tell you that they do not, you sick bastards. Every student on this campus knows that each roll costs less than one of those pennies, but we don't need to be reminded of the fact.

I can see them all now... those fat cats of the SMCM faculty, lighting their cuban cigars with torn shreds of Charmin paper. Bastards. Heartless, gutless, bastards.

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Damn it... [Dec 23, 2005 at 11:46am]
[ mood | depressed ]

Wow. So glad I ran to the library to check my grades now. Fuck. I totally ruined my GPA. My grades suck ass. I am so incredibly depressed. Oh yeah, and fuck you Joanne Klein.

Maybe if I re-do my art credit it will get rid of that grade. That would be a big help. Yeah, that's what I'll do. But seriously, who the fuck needs art? God damn it... Worst semester ever. And now I get to go to work in a few hours. Gee, that will really make me feel better. Not.

Did I say fuck you Joanne Klein? I think I did. Good.

By the way, this whole not-having-the-internet in my house sucks balls. Big, fat, monkey balls. There, I said it.

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[Dec 18, 2005 at 3:31pm]
[ mood | okay ]

You are a Self-Discoverer

You're not religious, but you've created your own kind of spirituality.
Introspective and thoughtful, you tend to look inward for the divine.
You are distrusting of all forms of organized religion.
You especially dislike religious gurus and leaders, who you feel are charlatans.
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Oh man... [Dec 8, 2005 at 5:17pm]
[ mood | amused ]

Jean talking on the phone about the kids who were sitting behind her in the theater while watching Harry Potter:

"So the one kid kept asking what was going to happen and I finally turned around and said 'Harry Potter is going to DIE!!' I felt bad about it after because he got really sad but it was really annoying."

Hahaha... that totally made my day.

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Mmm... orange juice... [Dec 4, 2005 at 12:18am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

It feels weird being around people when they are drinking alcohol for some reason. Not in the sense that I have a problem with other people drinking. God knows I'd be the biggest fucking hypocrite if that was the case. I'm not sure exactly... it makes me feel nauseous. It's like I can't remember what it was that I found so fun about it. This all obviously stems from the fact that my last experience with alcohol landed me in the hospital and resulted in numerous social consequences. And the handful of times before that when I had too much and just made an ass out of myself hanging over the toilet. There was in fact a day when I would drink and have fun, and I recognize that. The problem was that I started taking it too far until the point that I sacrificed my own well being and the well being of others. So I suppose my reaction to the sight of alcohol isn't too damn surprising. It would be surprising if I didn't feel that way about it really, and I have a feeling quite a few people would be ready to kick my ass if I didn't feel that way. Yet at the same time, I'm a 20 year old kid - I am obviously going to drink an alcoholic beverage again at some point in my life. And yet when I see alcohol I can't help but cringe and hope that I don't. It is such a mixed feeling.

I've been managing having mono at the end of the semester quite well if I do say so myself. In fact, I made it out of my room last night to hang out at the guys' suite, and again today to go Christmas shopping with JP at the mall in Waldorf. I've been told I'm the best looking girl with mono there is... I suppose that is a compliment in it's own sort of way lol. My biggest problem has been the fatigue. My voice comes and goes depending on the day, but I have found that coating my throat with tomato soup does wonders.

I'm so fucking tired. I have a huge presentation for psychology of women that is due on Monday, and I have again screwed myself over by not starting it until the last minute. I've heard that it is supposed to snow tomorrow night. That would be fucking aces.

This is some good orange juice. Yum.

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[Dec 1, 2005 at 11:26am]
[ mood | sick ]

Great news! I don't have strep throat!
.... but I do have mono.


Ugh.

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I do not have time for this... [Dec 1, 2005 at 7:28am]
[ mood | sick ]

I think I have strep throat. I've had a severe sore throat that has been getting gradually worse for about a week and a half, that is now to the point that I can't swallow or speak well. Not to mention the accompanying fever and nausea that I woke up with this morning. I already emailed my professors telling them I won't be in class today, but I can't go to bed til the health center opens at 8 to make an appointment. God knows if you don't call right away they won't see you for weeks. I was supposed to be giving my film and media studies presentation this afternoon, but I don't see how that would be possible without a voice. This could not come at a worse time... I don't have time to be sick right now. Especially with something that prevents me from talking as I have 3 different presentations I'm supposed to be doing.

You should probably keep your distance for a while. I don't want anyone else catching this.

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I think I am in shock... [Nov 29, 2005 at 3:42pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

I AM GOING TO BE THE ASSISTANT EDITOR OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION'S SOCIETY OF COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY NEWSLETTER!!

I just met with Professor Williams about doing directed research with her next semester, and instead of that she offered me a paid position as the assistant editor of the American Psychological Association's Society of Counseling Psychology Newsletter!! She is the editor and she is looking for someone to take over for her current assistant, who will be graduating at the end of this year. I would start training for it next semester and then replace the current assistant editor this May. Training would begin in January when we would go to the American Psychological Association headquarters for training on the necessary computer programs, and then I would take over for her in May for the Spring edition! Next year I will assist with two other editions, and then train someone else for the position before I graduate that May.

This is so huge... sometimes I feel like I'm not really working toward my career goals, but then an opportunity like this comes and I know I'm on the right track. This could open so many doors for me; not just admission to graduate school, but the possibility for fellowships. How amazing would that be? Being PAID to earn my phD, no insane amounts of debt, and career opportunities right out of school? This is the opportunity of a lifetime!

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ACK! [Nov 27, 2005 at 10:22pm]
[ mood | stressed ]

Oh my god. Oh my god. I have so much freaking work to do and nowhere near enough time to finish it. Alright, I shouldn't think about all of it at once. Let's break it down and just concentrate on this week.

Research proposal meeting on Tuesday
Film and Media Studies presentation due Thursday
10-15 page Psychology of Women essay due Friday
Film and Media Studies essay due Friday

Hmm... okay.. and what was due after those things?

Psychology of Women presentation next Monday
Adolescence and Film presentation next Tuesday
12 page Cognitive Psychology lab due next Friday
Psychology of Women exam next Friday (why the hell isn't it during the scheduled final exam period?)

Oh man. Holy crap. I should not be writing this entry right now.

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