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i can has car. [Sep. 1st, 2010|08:37 pm]
Nicole
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[mood |sillysilly]

cross-posted from FB, because apparently lj remembers my adventures in car for me. :)

the Saturn has been resurrected! 12 yrs. old, and 241K mi. wow, i drove 40K miles in the past 3 yrs. is that a lot? now that i live with my sweetie and my job is moving downtown, i'll need to take more road trips to get to 300k. want to go on a road trip? we can leave as soon as i get the check engine light to stay off.
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lie still little bottle. [Mar. 30th, 2010|09:14 pm]
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[mood |amusedamused]

i started to go to a naturapathic doctor to get a allergy blood test, which most MDs think is unreliable.

while i was there, i mention that i get tired, foggy, allergies, migraines, moody, and digestive disobedience sometimes. so she gave me a bunch of lab tests. then recommended a bunch of pills. "supplements."

lest i sounds skeptical, let me tell you they made me feel reeeeeealllly good. and by good, i mean calm but unflappable.

anyhow, i'm still trying to sort through the what and the why.

i'm trying to read more on the web about these special "supplements." i haven't found a lot of reviews yet. there are some, like how one bottle has helped a woman's insomnia (which i've never had) or how another supplement was prescribed to kids with autism (hmm).

to fill this gap, i have started a second blog all about how i am feeling. :) if that's the kind of blog you'd be interested in reading, let me know; i'd be happy to share. :)
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a nutcracker [Feb. 16th, 2010|09:57 pm]
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i am proud and rather shocked to say i was drafted to play on the Nutcrackers, a Boston Derby Dames team. It seems rather surreal, even though I have been training for it twice a week since the beginning of November.

training felt like being on a reality show, where every couple of weeks there was an elimination and the coaches voted some off of derby island. for me it was a lot like 'the biggest loser,' which i love to watch, because while it is a ridiculous reality tv show, contestants really are learning new skills and new confidence, training and becoming athletes, sometimes.

derby is a real sport that requires speed, endurance, strength and game play. it's also a performance, just in that we have personas and costumes, kinda sorta like ice skating or ballet, except with more kitsch, tattoos, and general vampiness.

speaking of vamps and ballet. my derby alter ego is a ballerina gone bad named Sookie Slayer. everyone on my team are ballerinas gone bad. which means i have to buy a lot of black and pink clothes. and tutus?

my profile just went online yesterday, though no picture yet:
http://www.bostonderbydames.com/index.cfm?cdid=11798
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Want to race? [Mar. 11th, 2009|03:37 pm]
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[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

I went skiing last weekend for the first time this decade. I expected it to be horrible. I can be intolerant to cold, old lady that I am.

Much to my surprise, it was awesome! Cold toes, that got frostbite/nip in the past, stayed warm. The secret - very large boots, loosely bound. (It didn't hurt that it was 40 degrees either.)

I remembered how to ski well enough that I zoooomed down the mountain aggressively. (I am not saying I looked good or was in control, just that I had no fear.)
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this year. [Mar. 10th, 2009|04:13 pm]
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Dear Journal,

Sorry I've been neglecting you.

In January I had final exams.
In February I vacationed in Austin, then up to New Hampshire to meet my new nephew.
In March, I took a ski vacation in VT.

Somehow, this has eaten all of this year so far. That, plus work, school, and bridge, which I manage to play 2 games a week, on average.

I partially blame my boyfriend, for being so damn attentive and fun. Plus, there's facebook...

I miss you!

Love,
Nicole
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year in review [Dec. 31st, 2008|09:56 am]
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Here are the first lines of each month's post in 2008:

Jan: last week i played with PHP and MySQL for the first time.

Feb: i am voting for a Barack Obama tomorrow.

March: tomorrow i'm going to head to toys R us to pick some new two plus person games to play with my dad next week.

April: for my final project, i need to propose, then build a website that my TA will be impressed with.

May: I get email updates with local Pollen and Mold Counts from the National Allergy Bureau.

June: i'm thinking of not renewing my apartment lease, which expires 8/1/08, if i can find a happy comfortable living space to replace it.

July: i recently redesigned my personal web page to showcase what i've learned.

August: no posts

Sept: a drive axle in my car broke in half last thursday, as i was leaving for vermont for my sister's wedding.

Oct.: i worked 10.5 hours today.

Nov: i'm planning to wake up early and line up to vote before the polls open.

Dec: Here are the first lines of each month's post in 2008:
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voted! [Nov. 4th, 2008|09:23 am]
Nicole
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left the house at 6:45 AM, half in pajamas.

there was a line of about 50 people. the line more than doubled by the time the polls opened.

teenagers in school buses screamed cheers for Obama as they passed.

done voting around 7:30.
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voting blue [Nov. 3rd, 2008|02:42 pm]
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[mood |determined]

i'm planning to wake up early and line up to vote before the polls open. maybe in my pajamas. i'm really looking forward to voting:

1. Obama for President
2. NO on prop 1.

(A YES VOTE would reduce the state personal income tax rate to 2.65% for the tax year beginning on January 1, 2009, and would eliminate the tax for all tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2010. A NO VOTE would make no change in state income tax laws.)
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PSA. [Oct. 31st, 2008|01:52 pm]
Nicole
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[mood |sleepysleepy]

Fall 2008 North American Bridge Championships are in Boston this year, 11/20-11/30.

http://www.acbl.org/nabc/index.php?a=2008&b=Fall&c=index

you need not be a champion to play. really. they have lots of "beginner" games.
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nerdiness. [Oct. 30th, 2008|12:11 pm]
Nicole
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Your results:
You are Deanna Troi
Deanna Troi
80%
Beverly Crusher
60%
Jean-Luc Picard
55%
Will Riker
50%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
50%
Spock
49%
Uhura
45%
Worf
40%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
40%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
40%
Geordi LaForge
35%
Chekov
35%
Data
34%
Mr. Sulu
30%
Mr. Scott
25%
You are a caring and loving individual.
You understand people's emotions and
you are able to comfort and counsel them.


Click here to take the "Which Star Trek character am I?" quiz...

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some thoughts for october. [Oct. 29th, 2008|10:22 pm]
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[mood |happyhappy]

i worked 10.5 hours today.
i'm too tired to go to sleep.
i saw a rainbow yesterday.

i like my job.
i like my class.
i'm behind in being ahead on homework.

i'm going to try to post every day in november.
i love my sleeping bag.
jogging feels good.
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guest blog by brian [Sep. 15th, 2008|11:03 pm]
Nicole
Nicole has had a very hard day. It started way too early, as most days have been recently since her work switched her to the morning shift. The plus of being on the morning shift, is she can take a Java class, of which, today was the first lesson. Sadly to say, the best part of the class was that she actually found a parking spot in Harvard square (check back next week to see if she actual goes to lesson two of the class).

Nicole is ready for xmas as she is wearing lots of red and green. Between you and me it is unbecoming for a Jew.
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more school. [Sep. 14th, 2008|05:57 pm]
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tomorrow i am starting my second graduate class: intro to computer science using java.

i took intro to programming my freshman year at Penn with mixed results. let's just say, i loved the first semester (Scheme/ML), loved the people, and barely kept my head above water second semester (C++).

i'm looking forward to learning what an object is, so i can get oriented towards it.
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purgatory [Sep. 14th, 2008|01:33 am]
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[mood |fullfull]

nice to see gweeps at the annual purgatory chasm picnic.

hanging out with old friends makes me happy. :D
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more posting. [Sep. 12th, 2008|01:08 pm]
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[mood |hungryhungry]

if i post every day, i might get ice cream!

or money?

or fame and glory? ..or comments? :)

time feels in short supply, given this whole working gig.
however, a banana split can be very motivating. :D
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seven years ago today. [Sep. 11th, 2008|10:45 pm]
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do you remember where you were seven years ago today?

i first heard about the towers falling from a stranger on the subway.
i got the rest of the story standing beside a pickup truck in brookline village, listening to the radio.

i was unemployed and agitated. i was both unable to bear watching the news and unable to stop.
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good carma. [Sep. 10th, 2008|01:32 pm]
Nicole
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a drive axle in my car broke in half last thursday, as i was leaving for vermont for my sister's wedding. it broke while i was still in the parking lot at work.

left for vermont two hours later in my date's car. had many adventures; celebrated at my sisters wedding.

drove from my sister's wedding in darkness when a huge, HUGE moose steps into the road about 20 feet in front of the car, looks at me, and then trots across the road.

it loomed about 10 feet above me, with massive antlers, and fur at the ankle that looked like socks.
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new job, small world [Jul. 30th, 2008|03:57 pm]
Nicole
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[mood |sillysilly]

i am temping in a small office, about 30 people.

i just found out yesterday that one of my coworkers is a Camelot Cohousing member.
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west of 128, barely. [Jul. 29th, 2008|01:59 pm]
Nicole
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i started a new job (temp -> perm) in waltham last week.

i work near the border of Lincoln and Waltham, west of 128.

anyone work out this way? or recommend restaurants/fun things to do close by?
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my homepage updated [Jul. 20th, 2008|05:01 pm]
Nicole
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[mood |calmcalm]

i recently redesigned my personal web page to showcase what i've learned.

want to take a look?
want to try to break it?
want to sign the guest book?

http://www.gweep.net/~nicole
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