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Sep. 30th, 2009 | 12:24 pm

“The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they’ve printed.”
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you love.
4) Strike out the books you have no intention of ever reading, or were forced to read at school and hated.
5) Reprint this list in your own blog so we can try and track down these people who’ve only read 6 and force books upon them

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 The Harry Potter Series – JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte I haven't finished it. But I read more than 3/4 before I misplaced the book.
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger (over rated piece of crap.)
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen

35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell reading RIGHT now.
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov</u>
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas partial
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

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Aug. 29th, 2009 | 11:23 am
mood: sleepysleepy
music: Phish - Run Like An Antelope

So today is the first time since Jeff left that the sun has been out. The sun was depressed as well. I don't know, it's early and I've been queasy for the last like 24hrs and that's a totally unsettling feeling.

Anyway! I'm going to present you with the 10 men I would LOVE to fuck until they were gasping for air. In no particular order.

1. 2.
1. Jason Schwartzman: I can't really explain this one. He's little and I just think he's super hot. Almost without reason. Share that with NO ONE.
2. Keith Moon: Pretty much ONLY at this point in his life. Keith Moon is in here because I'm sure he'd be a wild fuck and I just like that. I also like the idea of being completely drunk off my ass with my favorite drunk of all time.
3. 4.
3. Charlie Sheen: I don't know. He's just really foxy. And, and, and, could probably give me a VD. Which isn't cool, but at least he'd be a good lay.
4. Luke Wilson: Really? Do I need to say more than his name?
5. 6.
5. Peter Sellers: I don't really know what it is about him. But he's completely irresistible in my eyes. It might be the freakish amount of movies I've seen him in; but he constantly plagues my dreams. And I want him bad.
6. Robert Di Niro: If you've seen him in New York New York and don't know what I'm talking about then you'll just never get it. He's just got it. I don't know what, but he has it.
7. 8.
7. Jamie Oliver: Oh man, he breaks away from what I normally like. But I'd take seconds of anything he had to offer.
8. Noel Fielding: Funny and kinda looks/acts like a girl. It'd be like experimenting without having to forgo my favorite part of the male anatomy.
9. 10.
9. Paul Rudd: There's not a whole lot of reasoning behind this. I think he's cute, his movies are good, and he's got a good dusting of chest hair. (VERY IMPORTANT) I'd have him.
10. David Tennant: Oh, Doctor! My Doctor!

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Aug. 27th, 2009 | 09:54 pm
mood: tiredtired
music: jane - the barenaked ladies

totally stole this from facebook.

100 Things You Might Not Know About Me...

left leg. mauled by a dog at age 7.

framed LP's, a framed poster. paint?

sometimes I snore, I rarely grind my teeth, and if I talk in my sleep it's more like screaming at the top of my lungs.

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Lots and lots of rain + $2000 laptop = pissy Andrea

Aug. 26th, 2009 | 12:24 pm
mood: pissed offpissed off
music: the terrodactyls - devices

Sooo, my computer just got rained on.

If it's fried I'm gonna be HELLA pissed.
I was so not ready for that. I have a lot of files that arent backed up and would be a pain to replace.


And Jeff left today.
And Steve is already gone.

And I have to get my ass all the way down to Skokie in freaking rush hour traffic for a class that won't be over until 10 pm tonight.
AND I have like a 4 dollar library fine right now which I'm not happy about.
AND AND AND I might have lost a $20 while mildly drunk last night.

Also, I hate the iTunes library on my parents iMac. It's boring but sounds good coming out of the nice built in speakers. So, that's good I guess.

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I like paperclips.

Aug. 21st, 2009 | 03:50 am
mood: calmcalm
music: The Kinks - People Take Pictures of Each Other

I had my orientation for my online class tonight. I'm glad I'm going to be able to do this one on my own time. Otherwise I'd be pretty royally fucked. As it is this schedule is pretty much going to rape the life out of me. I'm taking 18 credits of art/animation. That's a LOT of different projects to have going at all times, not to mention a load of software to deal with.

It's gonna be good though. I'll be done with college forever as of May 2010.

I haven't been sleeping lately. I can't, for the life of me, bring myself to lay down and try to sleep until there are people awake in my house. Milling about. I don't know what it is. I guess I'm stressed.

I wrote Steve a big 'ol letter last night and I can't decide if I should send him a picture of me. Is that weird? I mean, wouldn't you want to see a familiar face while in basic training? Even if it wasn't someone you were romantically involved with; I mean, I would. But then again I get homesick like a motherfucker.

It is I, Captain Vegetable!

I'm on a Sesame Street music kick. I feel like a weirdo because of it.

Also? I REALLY want to go back to Disney World. That place seriously is the happiest place on Earth.

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I would miss all the places and people I love.

Aug. 19th, 2009 | 06:48 am
mood: discontentdiscontent
music: cat stevens - trouble

I need to be reminded that a $120,000 worth of student loans for a private school art education means nothing. It's art, if you have the talent and a little skill you'll get hired. Right? I mean, pixar just asks for a certification in animation and good acting skills. I mean, I have those. But shit, I feel like I'm totally inferior to everyone who is paying $30,000 a year to go to Ringling right now. How can I compete with them? The goal for everyone is Pixar. That's the fucking industry standard right now. And little 'ol me? well, I want to work for them like crazy. To leave stupid cold Illinois and get my ass to Emeryville and live in an overly ambitious loft with the boy and a cat or two.

It could happen. Right?

No use crying over wasted talent. My parents never would have paid for it anyway and I'd rather not be paying student loans for the rest of my life.

I just watched The Darjeeling Limited; it was awesome.

I'm an asshole who isn't practicing her French. Or, you know, keeping up with her sketch work.

Jeff leaves for Michigan in 6 days, Steve has been gone for 8, and I have to jump into that new school thing REALLY soon.

I'm only a little stressed out.

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I really just did this.

Aug. 15th, 2009 | 03:29 am
music: i don't want to know - fleetwood mac

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Mar. 15th, 2009 | 12:08 am

i don't know what is wrong with me lately. i feel like i'm under this horrible crushing weight. i keep trying to draw but nothing is right. i keep trying to breathe and i catch myself audibly whimpering. i sit and i stare at the ceiling and try to think of a way to vocalize the way i'm feeling and all ive managed to come up with is bad. i feel bad. i feel crazy crack shit out of my head. i feel like a lunatic in a way ive never felt before. one minute im horribly insecure and the next im violently jealous of something that i shouldnt even care about.

i feel like im going insane.

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I'm a billion ages past you.

Jan. 30th, 2009 | 10:50 pm
music: if you want to sing out, sing out - cat stevens

Anthony Bourdain is all kinds of sexy. I probably like him because he embodies all the things I think are sexy in men; brash personalities, lopsided smiles, an affinity towards both smoking and drinking, (I love them both so much. Ah.) and the ability to cook.

Lord he turns me on. I seriously watch No Reservations every Monday just to ogle him.

In other news my father has a big nug of weed sitting on the end table near his recliner right now. I want to go roll a fatty but I feel like he might notice if some of it is gone. Also, I hate that I'm living with my parents again. Moving back in is so not good for my sanity.

Harold and Maude came from Netflix today. I can't decide between watching West Side Story on ondemand or this right now. Eh. Life's little triumphs, right?

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Jan. 26th, 2009 | 07:05 pm

I don't know what I want. That's not even true. I know what I want but I can't be there with him. Michigan makes me so ungodly depressed. But Jeff makes me so happy. So it should even out, but depression sucks.

You know, it's a good thing I'm not depressed here at all. Ha. I get it; jokes.

I wish I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I really, really do.

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