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(no subject) [Sep. 18th, 2009|12:22 am]
Emma
i ran across this on burbia.com, which is a dumb website with dumb content, but this really struck me for some reason. apparently a plumber transcribed it from his voicemail...whatever.

Woman's Voice: [from plumber's voicemail recording, 3:35 a.m.] Hi, sorry to bother you. You’re probably asleep. I’m still not comfortable with the drip. (pauses, music in background, woodwinds, sounds like marching band)
Woman's Voice, Cont: I know it’s late. But could you check it again? Not now. You’re probably asleep, I know. I know I’m crazy, right? I don’t care for drips. I hate them for some reason. They keep...you know. Obviously, that’s why they’re drips. (laughs)
Woman's Voice, Cont: Call me, please. Nothing urgent. Can wait until the morning, I guess. (pauses) Later in the morning. (pauses) Maybe I should shut the bathroom door, I don't know. Maybe that would help. If I shut the door. I don't think so, because it'd still be dripping really.


so sad, somehow. also it sounds like it's straight out of salinger's glass family
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(no subject) [Jul. 25th, 2008|04:25 pm]
Emma
last night i had a dream that i couldn't convince myself not to be afraid and go into some stupid haunted house at halloween. it was a struggle. most of what i remember is desperately telling myself to just DO IT, get scared, you'll survive, but it's a fucking play haunted house, you'll get over it. but the dream ended in me walking away, saying, "no, no, no, i can't, i won't."

i think what this translates to in real life is my potential failure to control my emotions. in the dream, the specified emotion was fear, of course, but i don't feel fear every day. i feel sad every day. it's completely retarded. sometimes there are reasons, sometimes there aren't, but probably 80% of the time i wake up in the morning i feel disgustingly, inexplicably sad. i'm trying so hard, i'm trying, i'm trying, i'm trying not to be like that, because i know better. i know my life is beautiful. i love my friends, i love my home, i love my major so much it's unnatural, and sometimes i even love my family. my emotions are completely unjustified, and i'm insanely jealous of normal people who don't have to fight every minute of every day to be happy. i don't understand; i wish i were like that.
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dave and kurt [Apr. 6th, 2008|11:16 pm]
Emma
dear goodness, i feel like i'm lacking in a piece of humanity or something. everyone and their mom's facebook statuses is about seeing the dave matthews band tonight for free, and i DON'T understand the appeal of that band. i don't gettttt it!!!!

i also don't understand kurt vonnegut. really really don't. i tried to read both jailbird and slaughterhouse five and it's not funny or anything... it's just random and boring. arrrgh. I FAIL.

i'm being so incredibly obnoxious right now, and i know, but i'm frustrated.

someday i might make a real post. might.
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three things [Apr. 2nd, 2008|04:25 pm]
Emma
  • I found out recently that Polaroid is discontinuing production of their instant cameras! Apparently there's no demand for it, blah blah blah, which definitely makes sense...but I am so crushed! I've wanted a Polaroid camera for years and have kept putting off buying one, and now my chances are dwindling. Also, there would be no point, because I assume they'll stop making film, too, and soon you'll only be able to get it on E-Bay for far too much money.

  • I want a bike for my birthday really really bad, but I feel guilty bringing this up to my parents. I probably won't unless they explicitly ask me what I want. They won't, so I'll end up buying myself the cheapest thing that moves that I can find.

  • I have decided that Third Eye Blind's "Motorcycle Drive-By" may be my favorite song of all time. That, or N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton." I haven't decided yet.

  • I want this warm and sun and love to last, but I know it won't.
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    (no subject) [Mar. 31st, 2008|09:58 am]
    Emma
    sometimes i feel like i fall in love with everyone i meet for at least five seconds.

    well, not love love, obviously. just "blankety-blank is so freaking awesome. i can't get over how cool he/she is." i like everyone way too much.

    sometimes.
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    Spring [Jan. 30th, 2008|10:26 am]
    Emma
    [Current Music |lou reed - "walk on the wild side"]

    Now i lay(with everywhere around)
    me(the great dim deep sound
    of rain;and of always and of nowhere)and
    what a gently welcoming darkestness--

    now i lay me down(in a most steep
    more than music)feeling that sunlight is
    (life and day are)only loaned:whereas
    night is given(night and death and the rain

    are given;and given is how beautifully snow)

    now i lay me down to dream of(nothing
    i or any somebody or you
    can begin to begin to imagine)

    something which nobody may keep.
    now i lay me down to dream of Spring

    - e. e. cummings

    i do everything i can to keep myself warm. pile on socks and sweaters, light candles, boil water for tea, open words, take in music, and (above all) and adhere to love.

    lately, it's been working :)
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    as suninos would say, "PWNED" [Oct. 30th, 2007|10:56 am]
    Emma
    this mass e-mail was in my inbox monday:

    To: Student Role

    From: Justin David Bender

    Hey Y'all,

    I apologize for sending out this e-mail, but over the weekend I had a slight mishap while studyin and spilled coffee all over my notebook. Needless to say I lost just about all my notes for the upcoming test. I was wondering if their is anyone who could possibly help me out and send me a copy of the notes for the upcoming test on Wed. It would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You,
    Justin Bender


    and got this reply today:

    To: Student Role

    From: William Wesley Simmonds

    Hi everyone.

    unbelieveably, i too spilled coffee all over my notes while studying diligently on the weekend before our jimi test on Wednesday...seems like there's quite a bit of that going around...

    actually, i was pretty lazy this time around, got drunk too many nights, and skipped far too many classes. since this class is not on a curve whatsoever, i'm hoping for one kind, cool person out there to help a fellow classmate out and pass on their notes from unit two.

    not like any of you are actually reading this far down or anything, but i'd certainly be grateful to anyone who would be so kind.

    so, please pass them on if you would--i'd surely appreciate it.

    good luck studying...and watch out for the coffee...

    best, william simmonds




    ...srsly.
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    he loooooves beating dead horses. [Oct. 17th, 2007|08:38 am]
    Emma
    [Current Music |new pornographers - "challengers"]

    George Lucas plans 'Star Wars TV Series

    way to destroy an entire sci-fi culture by milking the franchise for all the $$ it's worth. just let it GO
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    boys [Oct. 13th, 2007|10:03 am]
    Emma
    [Current Music |radiohead . . . but did i need to tell you that?]

    exhibit a) 90% of the conversations my roommates and i have are about how much males suck
    exhibit b) 90% of halloweens i've seen i've dressed up as something male. vampire, vampire, batman, vampire (i was a vampire every year between the ages 8-12), and hopefully newspaper boy tonight :)



    what does it all mean, basil!?
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    i can write poetry [Sep. 24th, 2007|09:43 am]
    Emma
    [Current Music |sufjan stevens - "concerning the ufo sighting near highland, illinois"]

    shiiiiiiiiit, WHAT am i getting myself into?
    what am i doing? what am i thinking?
    why don't i know what (who) i want?

    off topic (slightly), but also
    why can't i be like tj at work and say things like
    "you wanna ring it up yourself?" or
    "i don't have time for this" to soulless customers?
    instead, i apologize profusely and agree with them about how much
    i suck at life
    until they finally go away, and i hide
    somewhere in the back, near tears, for the next half hour.



    re: the subject line: false.
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