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tyrven [20.01.04::06:18]
I must admit some reluctance in absense of a rad story... but you have a big fluffy cat on your profile so you can't be all that bad. I'm adding you now. Welcome.
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karinkarinkarin [20.01.04::06:45]
it's amazing how effective that cat is in persuading people.
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Re: - karinkarinkarin [31.01.04::10:43]
At the risk of being de-friended in accordance to Process #50291, I have been forced to come up with a 'raddest' story for you.

I think the reason why I didn't want to give you a 'rad' story at the beginning was that I didn't want to be classified right off the bat (as I know you like to organize things) as 'that girl who did ________.' I'm more than that! Plus, there are so many things that could qualify as rad.

Okay. So, on with the stor(y/ies).
  • the impulsive: I decided to move to MA for my junior year in college. (but you already know this) In retrospect, I'm not really sure why I decided to go THERE, of all places, except that I'd never seen the East Coast, and MA didn't seem all that intimidating. (NY is very intimidating for some reason. I like it there, but I don't know that I could live there.) Plus, I had watched 'legally blonde' and figured that if she could go from cali to harvard, I could go from uw to umass. (not quite the same analogy, but you get the point.)
  • the artistic/intellectual: I think the raddest project that I've ever done (although this was a number of years ago, and I can't bring myself to go and tweak it anymore) is a photography theme project for the art/genetics/philosophy/humanities class that I took. You can look at it here. Each group of four thumbnail images links to a topic, and then you can click on the thumbnails again to see the full picture. I had so much fun with this project, and I like the simplicity of the design. Looking back though, some of the comments that I wrote don't make as much sense now as they did when I constructed the project. hmm.
  • the wacky: I once went on a pineapple reconnaissance mission to commandeer a giant paper fold out pineapple from my friend greg's apartment. I failed miserably.
and there are so many more stories that I could tell. I'm glad that I got to tell you a bunch of them in person though, because now I won't be defined by the choices that I've made here.

thank you *bows and runs away*
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Re: - tyrven [31.01.04::03:50]
Wonderful! I agree that NYC is a bit intimidating; I love visiting there, but like you I doubt I could live there (although I think I could while going to school, but that's the only exception for me). I'm disappointed that you failed on your pineapple recon mission. Brave effort, though. I like your art project; I just skimmed it for now but will have to spend more time with it later. It's interesting because as much as I enjoy creating things like that, I find that I'm much more appreciative of such matters in print... I have more patience when reading a book. But that's a whole other topic altogether.
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Re: - karinkarinkarin [31.01.04::04:24]
It would be cool to make it into a book. I wonder if I feel strongly enough about the photos/topics to put in that sort of effort.

I am often intrigued by the published, the tangible. Being able to touch and feel is part of the attraction, I suppose. (needs to touch everything!) which reminds me, I should check out that guy's website... the self-published poem-novel of lucifer's journal guy...
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Re: - tyrven [31.01.04::04:29]
I'm glad you reminded me about that. I also have an appreciation for print (as you noticed, I'm sure, I share your obsession with the tactile). This rain is so wonderful, by the way.
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"tut, tut, looks like rain" - karinkarinkarin [31.01.04::04:36]
that it is.

(I'm debating taking a walk out to gasworks in the rain, at the expense of proability homework. grr.)
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Re: "tut, tut, looks like rain" - tyrven [31.01.04::04:38]
Ooooh... that sounds wonderful. I'm sure you'd know what I'd do. I'm not sure if that's the "right" thing or not, though ;-).
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Re: "tut, tut, looks like rain" - karinkarinkarin [31.01.04::04:43]
I've chosen to ignore the impulse to go to gasworks... (at least for the moment) and am going to try to work on probability. it's a matter of pride, I think. I want to have the pride of having a math major, and not give it up so easily. I'd be so disappointed in myself otherwise.