August 23rd, 2002


Life goes on, but I'm gone because I die without you

The case of the mysteriously disappearing Gail!!

Yeah, after about 2 yesterday, I totally disappeared. Sorry 'bout that.

But I actually read my friends page (not just skimming)!

So, what have I been up to?

At 2, I went to Ci's office to make copies of the STUNTS Agenda and Contact Sheets for everyone. From there I was going directly to pick up Charlie and head over to Rob's. On the way, Garvey called my cell asking for a ride, so I ended up picking them both up.

At Rob's house, Candace and Jason also came and we hung out for a bit. They played a couple of games of Settlers, which I sat out of, despite having the expansion pack. I was still a bit blah from the funeral.

We decided at 5 to go to Chipotle...because I had never been there and needed to get dinner before my 6:30 STUNTS Board meeting. John had work at 7, so we were all basically going to have to get food and split up anyway.

Chipotle was good. HUGE burritos. HUGE! But yes. Spicy, but yummy.

Then Jason took Rob and John home, while I took Charlie to his house to pick up his schedule and I went to my house to grab my STUNTS notebook and stuff. Then he and I met up with Jason at Candace's house. The three of them and Cark had started a game of Starfarers the night before and needed to finish.

I only had 20 minutes, so I watched and "advised" (hee hee...basically I got yelled at for commenting too much). Then I went to l'ecole pour la meeting de STUNTS!

The meeting went really well. We had a lot of scheduling to do, and I actually have to make a spreadsheet calendar and list of important dates for the Board. The joys of being Producer. I get to...produce stuff out of nothing.

At 8 (in the middle of the meeting), my cell phone rang. It was Mary. I answered it because we weren't in the middle of anything and Eric had received a call a few minutes earlier, so I figured that he set a precedent. ;)

Anyway, Mary said that at 9 people were meeting at Cheesecake Factory for dessert so that we could all see Steph before she left for Iowa this morning. Another friend eaten by college. Yuck.

But I was still in the middle of the meeting so I said that I would try to make it.

The meeting finished around 8:30, but we had to search the entire school for the file cabinets that were in Eric and Carl's office last year. In the construction, they were misplaced, but we needed to find sheets of freshman names and numbers of interested theatre people so we can call them about the two info meetings next week.

Good news: I got to see the entire school, all the changes and new stuff. It's huge now.
Bad news: we never found the file cabinets.

Oy. But at 9:30, Eric let us go. So I tried calling Candace's cell phone. And Mary's. And Bridgette's. And couldn't reach any of them. So I went home, dropped off my STUNTS stuff and decided to just drive to Cheesecake Factory and see if they were still there.

I tried Candace's cell a few more times, and left a message on Mary's.

I got there and was frantically searching the parking lot, hoping to find a vehicle I recognized. Much to my content, I saw Jason's car, so I parked and went in.

They had finished their dessert and were paying the bill. So I sat myself at the end of their table. (Which was Bridgette, Charlie, Jason, Steph, Mary, Candace and Lindsay). Lindsay yelled at me for not trying to call her, since I had tried everyone else.

So we hung out outside of Cheesecake Factory for a while, and roamed an empty Old Orchard. Mary and Bridgette found an apartment! They are going to be living in Evanston! And Jenny (and Courtney?) is moving in with them also! Even though right now she's at Miami. So they will be really close. More of a reason to go to Evanston. [ :) ] And granted living at their homes would be closer, but at least now they have a place of their own. And unlike Elliott, it's not all the way downtown.

Mary loves my hair. She was playing with it for a while and said that if she doesn't get into Baret this semester (which there really isn't a reason that she shouldn't) that she was thinking about cosmetology school for year.

As horrible as it is that their original colleges didn't work out for them, I really enjoy that everyone is so close. It'll probably make it harder to leave next year when all of my friends will be scattered around the country.

After Cheesecake Factory, Steph, Bridgette and Mary went to Steph's to watch a movie. Charlie and Jason weren't going to be invited and Lindsay and Candace were going home, so I offered my house to the boys. They played Smash for a while. I abstained. Didn't really feel like playing.

But on the topic of college...I think that I've decided on the schools I'm going to apply for Beyond Ravinia*. Iowa, Indiana (number 1 party school in the nation! Woo!) and Missouri. I think Missouri is my first choice, and the others are just okay. And Northwestern is still my reach and where I'd go if I wanted to go into the technical theater program. But I can't apply there Beyond Ravinia. Mama is still pushing Eastern and Western. I'll probably apply Eastern separately as a safety, and I don't know about Western. I haven't heard very good things about it (and Macomb is the armpit of the midwest, says my friend Stephanie).

Oy. College.

I should go watch Amelie or Vanilla Sky (both of which I borrowed from John).

Or make lunch.

Or do that STUNTS Scheduling stuff.

Basically, I need to be productive.

*Beyond Ravinia is a program through our school's CCRC (College and Career Resource Center). Basically, about 30 of the Midwest's predominant colleges (non-private) come to meet with students interested in applying. There is no real application, and basically you just meet with an admissions representative and then they tell you if you were accepted? I'm not really sure how it works, but it's like an early application thing and you can interview with up to 3 colleges out of the 30.

It's called "Beyond Ravinia" because Ravinia is an ampitheatre in the area (it's used for concerts and such. I saw Blues Traveler there, along with a couple classical music things...which usually play there). It's also where we hold our Graduation services. No gym for us, we go to Ravinia. So this college planning is to plan what will happen after we walk across the stage of Ravinia on June 4th. (Yes, I know what day graduation is. Yes, I'm looking forward to is.) So...Beyond Ravinia.
  • Current Music
    Without You - RENT

(no subject)

Question for the masses...

Does anyone know what shirt Justin is wearing in Collapse ) picture?

Are there other pictures like this around somewhere? Please? Help?
  • Current Mood
    dorky dorky
Alanis - Unsexy

(no subject)

It wouldn't be Friday without...

The Friday Five

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?
I currently have no occupation. I suppose "student" would work, since that is what I am, and what I will be for the next 5 years, or so.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?
I'd want to do something with theatre or film. Act, direct, stage manage...I don't really care. I just love it.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?
Mommy's an accountant, and my father is an office furniture installer. Other than knowing that I don't want to be either of these, it had no effect on my career.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?
Not yet.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?
I'd say the easiest would be "wife of a superstar". I'm not saying housewives have easy jobs, but if they can hire someone to do their work for them, I'd say it's pretty lax.
The hardest would have to be engineer or some kind of physicist person. My mind does not work that way, and I would be lost.

And as a special bonus...
Friday Five (The Geek Edition)

1. What kind of computer do you use? What operating system? If you've made a conscious choice to use a particular OS, what prompted the decision? And are you rabidly loyal to a particular OS -- if so, why?
My room computer uses Windows 98, and the other computer is Windows XP. I didn't really have a choice over either, though PCs were a must since most of the school uses them, and I'm not overly proficient with Macs. I would like to get a Mac laptop though.

2. What software do you use the most often? What do you use it/them for? What software do you covet? Why?
Well, I practically live on Internet Explorer and I definitely covet Outlook Express. I love email and keeping Outlook Express open all the time allows it to check for new messages every 5 minutes. Necessary, non?

3. What freeware or shareware products do you use? What products have you purchased after using for a short period of time? Have you ever sold someone else on a particular freeware or shareware product? What happened?
I download everything I need. I don't believe in paying for it, so if I can't get it for free, I don't use it at all.

4. Have you ever used pirated software? Describe the circumstance in which you obtained and decided to use the pirated software? Would you do it again? Why or why not?
When it comes to software, I feel there is no reason to pay for something when you can get it for free. ;)

5. What icons do you have on your desktop? In your system tray? On your taskbar? Or, if you're using OSX, on your dock? Why do you have these particular icons and programs where they are?
Well, XP doesn't have much of a task bar, but in the little openy-closey thing it has WinAmp, AIM, and MSN Messenger.
On my computer's task bar, I have IE, WinAmp, AIM, Outlook Express, and the ever popular, "show desktop" icon.
As far as Desktops...
XP: My Documents folder, My Computer, My Network Places, Recycling Bin, IE, Easy CD Creator, Norton SystemWorks, Quicken 2001, Windows Media Player, AIM, WinAmp, Quicktime Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Mine: My Computer, My Documents, IE, Network Neighborhood, Recycling Bin, My Briefcase, My Music, Shortcut to Zip Drive, Shortcut to Stories, Crap That I Shouldn't Delete folder, Vintage New York screensaver, Soliraire, Create CD, Quicktime Player, WinAmp, C Drive on New Computer, Shared Pictures, Norton Internet Security, AIM, WimMX, The Weather Channel desktop icon, Download Accelerator, LimeWire
  • Current Mood
    blank blank

It's alright to tell me what you think about me

This evening has been...well...uneventful.

I talked to Allie on the phone for a bit. And by "a bit", I mean "an hour". We planned a Navy Pier day for next weekend. Blah, right now I don't want to go. But I'll suck it up, I'm sure.

Oy. I'm tired. And I even napped today. For about an hour even.

But! I did watch Bring It On tonight. One of the best movies ever. Or...urm...not. But it's funny and about cheerleaders, so you really can't go wrong.

A couple of my friends are going to the Apple Store for the release of Jaguar (OSX 10.2) tonight. All the Apple Stores are having a party thing from 10:20 until midnight. Heh. Geek-maximum, but I really want to go. I think it would be fun. Oh, and Jason's getting his new laptop there tonight. Spifftastic.

Heh. A thought that just crossed my mind: If he ends up not getting it for whatever reason, it will prove that throwing pennies in fountains does in fact work, and that if you tell a wish, it won't come true.

The evil part of me almost wishes that would happen.

But that's horrible. :(

Eww...the parents are home. And Ci came over to pick up the kids. The quiet house is gone and I'm home on a Friday night. Yay for being a pathetic loser like I am. Bah.
  • Current Music
    Dammit - Blink 182