Jack

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I'm going to be posting more entries of substance, just as soon as I get less busy. I know, that's been my mantra all semester, but it's almost done!! We have 3 days of class this week, and then all of next, and then we're DONE, baby! I don't count exams =) And let me tell you, the end of this semester is coming none too soon...It has been beyond a doubt the most hellacious semester yet.

I'm excited to head home on Wed and spend a few days with my family. Yes, you heard it here firstt: Nick is excited to go home and spend time with his FAMILY! No, I haven't been sniffing paint thinner again. I just haven't spent more than 2 hours with my family for the better part of 3 months. After the stresses of this semester, I need a change of pace--and the pace doesn't change much more than waking up at noon and watching Nickelodeon with my little sister all day.
Hooray for the holidays.

On a completely unrelated note, has anyone else out there tried the new upside down 7up? Mr Zach exposed me to it and it's pretty tasty! It has definite Mountain Dew characteristics, but it is blended uniquely with 7uppyness.

Oh, and we signed a lease last week. Tick one thing off my massive list of "hugely imporant things you must do". Chris, Dave, Mike and myself will be living in Lexington Ridge X1 next year. Stop by and stay for a lite beer and an episode of Matlock (yeah, we're OLD!). Now all that's left is to get a visa and...what was the other thing? I always forget...oh yeah.. PLANE ticket to New Zealand would be nice.

More to come...
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Spike

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I'm going to have my legal name changed to Mediocre Nick. I am three points above wholly depressingly average in every way, shape, and form. Funny, I used to be capable of being outstanding in something.
Jack

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Whatever happened to permanance?
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I've decided that I'm going to wing organic for the rest of the semester. Too late I realized that I just scheduled myself for too many difficult classes in the same semester. Something's gotta go, and I have the lowest grade in organic. If I can squeeze by with a passing grade, I'll take it. If not, I don't know what I'll do. It's kinda scary because I'm in a position right now where if I screw up in just one single class, It'll keep me here for another entire semester. That'd put me at 5 and a half years. Suck. I know I'm going to leave college with a lot more experiences than someone who busted his or her ass to get out in four years. And I also know that in the long run, it's going to be worth it. I guess I'm just sick of school, and the idea of staying here for another semester for one stupid class I don't even care about to begin with is a little disheartening.
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We had a good show on Friday. Not a great turnout, but we had fun---and what else matters, really? We brought 3 bands--- Huddle, Park, and Rearview Mirror. Huddle is a cool bunch of guys---it's a great band, and the guys are really friendly and down-to-earth. We hung out with 'em at Taco Bell after the concert, and discussed the beauty that is nacho cheese. Chris hooked me up with their cd and I made a copy. Now I'm in the process of finding a decent cd ripping program so I can get their songs in MP3 format. Hmph.
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Thinking back about Friday night, the best thing about it wasn't the show or the bands or even Thor. It was spending time with friends. As I've mentioned countless times before, everyone's so busy this semester that I never get a chance to see any of my friends. But friday I spent many hours with Mo and Chris, and that made me happy. I wish Katie hadn't gone to sleep so early---seeing Ho P would have made the night complete =)
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I feel like there are a hundred more things I want to talk about, but I don't know how to put any of them down in words. My mind's been going a hundred miles an hour lately--I haven't had a decent night's sleep in weeks. When I do sleep, I have weird dreams. Feh.

Just a week and a half left, then Thanksgiving Break. I'm afraid it's not going to be as relaxing as I'd like, because I'm sure my dad's going to spend half the time interrogating me about New Zealand. But at least when we get back, there's a week of class, then a week of exams, and then I don't have to think about much of anything for a couple of months. And after this semester, not thinking sounds pretty damn good.
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    American History X playing in the background
Spike

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It is SO nice out right now. I feel that a higher power is telling me I should go play disc golf. But I shall not---I shall sit inside and study biostatistics, because that's what a good little student does. Hooray for Biostatistics.
Suit

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I'm inspired to write about my evening.

Most of it was fairly unnotable. I've spent a majority of the day writing my Mam Phys paper, but I'm almost done and I'm positive that I'll stretch it to a sufficient length by the 5pm due time tomorrow. The thing I really wanted to write about, though, was my time spent with my little.

Last week, Christina and I were both so busy with schoolwork that we didn't really have time to hang out. We solved that problem by studying together, which satisfied the "meet with your little once a week" requirement, but wasn't very exciting. I told her that I'd make it up by having something awesome for us to do this week. Well, funny how things have a way of not working out so well...I couldn't come up with anything better to do on a Thurs night with my under-21 year old little than getting a cup of coffee at Kaya. Well, that turned out to be pretty damned good.

We decided to make a concerted effort to talk about anything but school, since complaining about our classes seemed to be our main form of communication. It turned out to not be hard at all. The more time I spend with that girl, the more amazed I am at how much we have in common...it's almost unnatural. It's also very strange how much she reminds me of my friend Kelly...but that's beside the point.

We ended up having a great conversation...one of the best I've had in a really long time. We talked nonstop for almost 2 hours about everything but school, and I was just struck by how damn cool this girl is! At the beginning of the semester, I was so nervous about not having a good relationship with my little, and it makes me feel good that we can talk so easily. She's smart as hell, and that's also really cool. She's read Ayn Rand and JD Sallinger...and she also shares my strange obsession with British authors. We realized that we're also both nonpolitical and the best part is: she's a bio nerd just like me. Even more so, probably, because she actually enjoys most of her bio classes, while I'm hard pressed to care anymore.

I don't know why I'm so geeked, really. I suppose it's just cool to meet someone you can talk to about just about anything and they say "yeah, I know exactly what you mean". It's even cooler that that someone happens to be my little.

On a completely unrelated note, I had a very interesting conversation with Kate today. It's weird how close she and I have become...that happened really fast. I have a feeling it might be partly due to the fact that we're both in a similar position in our lives right now, and we can sympathize with each other. Then again, there's something else there that I can't quite put my finger on. I don't think I want to, though. I'll just enjoy this bumpy little road that life's taking me down right now....I've already decided that I don't have any control over it, so I might as well not even try.
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