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[12 Jan 2009|10:44pm]
Dear livejournal,

I kind of miss you...?

--me
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I try drawing things, now. [29 Sep 2008|12:15pm]


http://ceilingexplorer.blogspot.com
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Peepz. [24 Jan 2008|11:12pm]
Raise your hand if you still exist!

And if you've moved on, tell me where I can find you. I mean, on the internets.
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canon rebel xti, because you'll probably ask. [28 Dec 2006|12:56am]
Hi, guys.

I know I'm not one to make regularly scheduled appearances these days (oh, I tried, but I think the truth is my need to talk about myself all over the internets has been steadily fizzling away since the end of high school), but I just thought I'd stop by to show you guys the wonders of my new (and first ever) digital slr (with a resolution that puts the "mega" in megapixels!). First, though, maybe I should let you in on a few things: still trucking my way through uni, somehow made the dean's list last year and as a result feel as if I actually have brains for the first time since eighth grade, trying to reaquaint myself with my first love (drawin' stuff), trying to reaquaint myself with a lot of things, really... um, anygoo, let's just get on with it.

I'm still very new to this sorta thing. I do not own a tripod, so right now I get by through the creation of makeshift tripods consisting of things like desks with books, boxes or whathaveyou stacked upon one another. Building this sort of contraption is really freaking annoying so I hope to buy a tripod soon.

Here are some experimental play-arounds:




camera mouth!Collapse )



more of fish!Collapse )

Yeah, they're big. But smaller sizes just don't do them justice.

I'm thinking of starting a photo-blog (yes, this time FOR REAL) once I get to know this little guy a bit better, so if you'd be interested in me friending you, lemme know.

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Vox? The new hip thing? [13 Aug 2006|12:10am]
Dear Live-Urinallers,

I need vox friends. If you have an account, please leave a comment with your username.

Bored of livejournal but still keeping the account to read up on everyone else,
Jill
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I will draw you dumb things. [07 Apr 2006|01:28am]
I keep my promises, so:

1. Comment here and I'll pick one of your LJ interests and draw a picture of it using the mighty MS Paint.
2. You have no say in what I draw for you, or in how much it will suck!
3. Put this in your journal along with the pictures people drew for you.

Ceiling Exploration by LyraCollapse )

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I'm desperate. [03 Apr 2006|02:03am]

I summon thee, livejournal wizards, cowboys, and pretty, pretty princesses; create for me a livejournal layout, blow all of my minds, and lo, I giveth unto you, stickers. Or, you know, whatever. The truth is I have forgotten all html skills I once possessed in my blogging days at nicely.org. This is kind of a plea. At the least, I just need to know how to put an image at the top.

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Tummy trouble. [29 Mar 2006|10:21pm]
I accidentally ate all the bubblegum in the bubblegum ice cream. I hate it when that happens.
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I implore you. [15 Mar 2006|09:35pm]

Now accepting advice on how to:
a) cease being such a self-conscious waste of space because it's become your number one Life Ruiner
b) stop living in your head all the time
c) write two eight-paged research papers in a week and a half when you have never written more than a four-paged paper in your entire life, and at the same time, not get distracted by the following things: a good book, painting, your addiction to facebook, breaking out into dance routines in your basement, Nintendo DS, and trying to figure out why rubber duckies are yellow when real duckies are actually brown, grey, green, black, purple and sometimes y.
d) use oil paints properly
e) clean a bellybutton

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Everyday. Everyday. [25 Feb 2006|01:34am]

Do you ever go to high five someone because they raise their hand and you think they want to be high fived but really all they are actually doing is physically showing you the number five, waving, showing you their jazz hands, swearing to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth or, I don't know, giving a blessing? ...awkward!

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I can't believe I just spent an hour on that. [03 Feb 2006|12:56am]
For vanity's sake.
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Literary Adventures. [08 Jan 2006|12:23am]

Okay, so, up until last year, I had never really read too much, unless you count my preteen (does anyone use that term anymore?) days in which I would devour two Babysitter's Club books and three of those safe-and-Christian-alternatives to Goosebumps books in which every ending had a logical answer (I think they were called Spinetinglers) that my parents bought for me because I was not allowed to read actual Goosebumps, per day*. However, this year, er, last, I decided to read a whole bunch of books and make a list of them. Why? Because my boyfriend does this, and I thought it was kind of a neat idea. I need to read more, you know? I like reading. Besides, I also saw it as a competition to read more books than him. Everything is a game for me. And I must always win. But I didn't. I lost. Oh well, 37 books is still an accomplishment for me, as I have the attention span of pocket lint. Anygoo, here they are. I know you're all terribly excited.

Books I Actually Read in 2005 (Every Page, I Swear!)

1. The Nanny Diaries - Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
2. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
3. The Day Room - Don DeLillo
4. The Body Artist - Don DeLillo
5. Villa Incognito - Tom Robbins
6. The Ringmaster's Daughter - Jostein Gaarder
7. I Like It Like That - Cecily Von Ziegesar
8. You're The One That I Want - Cecily Von Ziegesar
9. Einstein's Dreams - Al Lightman
10. Dress Your Family in Cordorouy and Denim - David Sedaris
11. The Red Pony - John Steinbeck
12. The Pearl - John Steinbeck
13. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
14. Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. Lewis
15. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
16. April Fools Day - Josip Novakovich
17. The Enchanter - Vladimir Nabokov
18. Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates - Tom Robbins
19. Living Religions - Mary Pat Fischer
20. First Person Plural - Cameron West, Ph.D
21. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister - Gregory Maguire
22. Feeling Sorry for Celia - Jaclyn Moriarty
23. The Solitaire Mystery - Jostein Gaarder
24. Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins
25. Lucky - Alice Sebold
26. Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
27. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
28. The Coma - Alex Garland
29. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
30. The Neverending Story - Michael Ende**
31. Jim Giraffe - Daren King
32. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
33. Tommy Douglas: Building the New Society - Dave Margoshes
34. Darkness Visible - William Styron
35. The Woman Who Cut Off Her Leg at the Maidstone Club - Julia Slavin
36. The Boer War and Canadian Imperialism - Robert Page
37. The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan

Honourable Mentions (or, Books I Really Just Wanted to Have on My List So I Could Look Way Smarter Than Everyone Else, But It Turns Out I Must Be Rather Dumb Because I Could Only Get Half-Way Through Before My Brain Got Tangled and I Traded Them in For Picture Books, Instead)

1. Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays - Stephen Hawking

* - you know, with all this reading I've been doing, it's pretty remarkable that I still cannot avoid constructing sentences that are long, runny, and confusing.

** - you all need to read this. No, really. It's a requirement. It is your new New Year's resolution. Scrap out the part about drinking more water and exercising regularly because I think we both know it's not going to happen. Do something to stimulate your imagination, instead. Watching the movie does not count. The movie is only the first not-even-half of the book. And the subsequent parts are even better. Don't be fooled - it's no kid's book, though the prose is very simple, and written in alternating colours. It's wonderful. A man even shaves a mirror!

pee es - I'd also recommend numbers 6, 13, 18, 22, 24, 27, 35, and 37, but probably all to different people.

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Relevant. [13 Dec 2005|10:44pm]

An important question to settle a score: fanglyberries - fruits or vegetables?

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No, I don't care to elaborate. [10 Dec 2005|12:08am]
I can't stop thinking about cathedrals.
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Also, not being able to "justify" while using bullets. [21 Oct 2005|10:39pm]

A list of things currently eating my soul:

  • University thus far is making me feel dumber and dumber every day. Just when I thought I couldn't plunge any further into the deep dark depths of complete idiocy, I totally prove myself wrong, thus proving even further that I am dumber than I thought due to having the same misconception everyday without fail. Come to think of it, I don't think the deep dark depths of idiocy are actually that deep and dark at all. Idiocy is probably more like a shallow wading pool, where it's swimmers wear helmets and two sets of waterwings. Also, the wading pool is probably not really a wading pool at all, but a puddle of said swimmer's drool.

  • Public transportation! Gross!

  • Not being able to meet people! This is probably mostly my own fault, though I like to blame it being a commuter and not living in residence. Which, mind you, is a legitimate excuse, but the fact that I am intimidated by pretty much the entire human race doesn't help, either. Actually, it's mostly girls that I am highly intimidated by. I have never really had a problem making male friends, as I find them much easier to be around. Perhaps I secretly think girls are always judging me. I have met one person so far this month - a girl who I should probably be really, really terrified of. She's loud and kind of obnoxious and seems like she'd turn around and bite off your head mid-sentence if she didn't like something you were saying. Oddly enough, we seem to be getting along. I thought about the irony in this, and then realized I probably feel at ease around her because I feel like she's always talking and never listening and therefore hasn't been picking up enough content on which to judge me by. I feel comfortable around her because she probably doesn't even realize I exist! ...I make horrible friend choices!

  • Working twenty hours a week (while being in school twenty hours a week)! This cuts into all of my special times: my Drawing Really Dumb Things time, my Playing Water Polo Really Bad Like the Sorry-Excuse-For-An-Athlete I Am time, my Exploring the Woods time, my Time in Which I Say I Am Going to Do a Lot of Productive Things But Really I Just Squander it All and Eat Some Stuff time, and so on. I am perplexed as to why I haven't quit yet.

  • Spilling coffee on my favourite sweater! Oh well, it probably needs washing, anyway. Why am I drinking coffee!? How vile!

  • Other!

Ugh. But seriously. I am just so angry and tired and fed up. I have this negative, frustrated electricity running through me. I am never, ever leaving my room again. Except for maybe to go to work tomorrow. But after that, never again.
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Apologies. [01 Oct 2005|07:37pm]

I'm only posting this because I have to go through with my end of the deal (see number 8). Le sigh. Journal pollution, if you ask me! But let's limit this to people whom I have met in person only, because I really would be at a loss with some of you other guys. No offense.

Ahem. Comment with your name and I will:

1. I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I'll pick a flavor of jello to wrestle with you in. No I won't.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me.
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of. This is stupid.
7. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal.

I'm totally deleting this after it's been done. Geez.

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Jellyfish. [29 Sep 2005|03:56pm]


Girl flying a jellyfish kite and...Collapse )
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The state of the something: [21 Sep 2005|11:25pm]

Today I found my brother's pants infront of the refrigerator and his package of chocolate bars in the bathroom sink.

Other facts about my brother:

a) he once named his feet "Had" and "Pad" because he couldn't think of any other words that rhymed.
b) he took a box of macaroni and cheese to bed with him, because they were Super Mario shaped.
c) he grunts a lot.
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[07 Sep 2005|10:53pm]

This summer, when I wasn't doing some pretty hard damage to my creativity via my perpetual laziness, I was spending hours in the kitchen, putting the heads of famous communists onto very delicious cakes, not to mention onto different coloured party hats.

Che's on the cake, and one of the party hats, and Karl Marx is on the other one. He's the one that looks like Santa Claus.

Don't tell Chris that I have posted a picture of him on livejournal, because if he finds out he might challenge me to a Trivial Pursuit sudden death match.

I don't think any of this warrants any further explanation.

School starts tomorrow. Most people graduate university and then go to college. I graduated college and am now starting university. I'm an Arts & Culture major, by the way, which basically means I'll be a really pretentious person by the time I get out. I need to go colour my hair purple now, and then finish categorizing insects by The Cutest and The Not-So-Cutest.

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Also, school starts next week. And I can't find my other duck sock. [29 Aug 2005|10:55pm]

Reasons my life as I know it is over:

1. First and foremost, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will be at Much Music tomorrow at five pm sharp. I will not be. Oh, but I tried. My mightiest. I e-mailed all of my fellow Mary-Kate and Ashley cult members about a possible trip up to Toronto to Much Music, adorned in our crowns and carrying banners, and I even thought about writing a song on my little brother's Casio especially for the event (as we never really did make a theme song in all of those Wednesday lunch period cult meetings) but not a soul responded. Not one! I am incredibly disappointed in all of you! Our empire is crumbling! Tomorrow I am going to watch the live event, clutch my framed Olsen twins autograph, and weep.

2. There are no more freaking popsicles in this house.

Reasons why it's pretty much the apocalypse:

1. I have a myspace account.

That's pretty much it.

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