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This is the way the world feels after Econ commentaries.... [22 Oct 2006|10:02pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

So...um....Can I just say that this last month has been CRAZY? Yeah. There. I've said it.

So amid college aps (none of which I've started) and homework, stress seems to be coming by the anvil load. Tis loverly. Har, har, har.

On Wednesday I spent the night at Mac and after lollygaging around, I think that will be my first choice. The people were all really nice and I definatley would have actually hung out with them if I hadn't been half - asleep due to aforementioned stress. My interview was an hour long. Is that bad? My mother says they're supposed to only last 15 minutes. Um. Gulp. So - Early Admissions, here I come!

A crazy thing happened though: the History class I attended was in 06!!! It was genuly bizarre! I sat there waiting for Mike and Kevin and their awesome book shelf and pictures to show up and Laura and Erin and Sophia and Sally and Alena and Lewis and....everyone. So many good memories in that room. Since the Prof mentioned this congressional debate I had actually been to the night before I actually spoke up in class. Mum laughed so hard when I told I corrected him that in fact the debate was not in Duluth by GR. Oh dear. You're not really supposed to do that, are you?

God, you should eradicate economics from the face of the Earth. Or, at least commentaries on it. God damn supply and demand.

Much love to the lot of you.

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Driving and Senior year: an interesting combination [12 Sep 2006|09:42pm]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Well, I mean it hasn't been that bad. My six lovely IB classes are interesting, my teachers are all really cool and actually know me (with the exception of Mr. Lenard). I do miss French rather terribly, but other than that.....

So, driving is genuinely weird. It's bizarre. There one is and with that one little wheel, it moves this large vehicle. Maybe it was just driving my family's van tonight for the first time that was so weird. I drove all the way from Remer to Walker and besides my aversion to going over 45mph I'd say it went well. No deaths or tragic accidents yet. :: knocks on wood ::

It is just me, or is the whole actually being a senior and getting senior pictures and looking at colleges in earnest more than slightly surreal? Seriously guys, it hasn't sunken in yet.

The wonderful realization that has though: I only have one more year left at Grand Rapids High School! EEEE.

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Well, I hope there's a mom in there somewhere [11 Aug 2006|09:22pm]
[ mood | drained ]

Really, it's wonderful the way my mom talks to me like a school conselor instead of a mom.

She always contrives to make me feel like I'm not academically challenging myself enough this summer - or the I couldn't take a very academically rigorous college. I wish, just once, she would have the confidence in me not to talk about my Extended Essay (a thirty minute conversation while walking around the lake when all I wanted was to listen to my Ipod) or college choices (as we did all during lunch). The look she gave me when she walked in and found I was looking at the Josh/Donna fansite instead of working on my Essay pretty much just said it all.

In other news, I got my senior pictures taken this Wednesday. Yay. And am finally doing Driver's Training. Not so yay.

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Just keep speeching along.... [23 Jul 2006|10:49am]
[ mood | hopeful ]

Going to Moorhead for speech camp in practicaly two seconds. Hopefully this will be loads of fun. :: crosses fingers ::

Laura, Erin: hope you're having fun in Virginia. Sally: I sure you're having an awesome time at Concordia. Alena: have a super-sweet time out east.

Goodbye cruel world - I'm going speeching. See you in a week.

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[15 Jul 2006|10:54am]
[ mood | productive ]

A very happy belated birthday to our favourite Biscuit God!

So, went up to New Haven and toured Yale yesterday. Yeah, cause I'm so totally going there. :: insert snort here :: Main purpose was actually to see Karen and Lee. Twas fun and had massive ammounts of Indian food (which just makes everything wonderful).

Day before we walked the Brooklyn bridge and had quite possibly the best pizza in the world outside Italy.

Day before that we went to see an awesome play called The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Amelia, you would have LOVED it. Total dark, Irish humor. The entire play is about a terrorist ("too insane for the IRA") whose cat gets killed. Lots of torture, guns, dismembered body parts, and blood. OMG. It was hysterically funny.

Today probably going to go to art museums. And hopefully another play (Sweeney Todd mayhaps). And tomorow, we shall be leaving New York and go to Cooperstown and then make our way home.

I can't wait for my MITY shirt when I get home. I got the red one, so I hope it's fun.

Pirates (If you don't want spoilers don't read ahead): Great special effects. Wonderful cinematography. Norrington and Tom Hollander and Beckett were AWESOME. Will was adorable. Jack/Elizabeth pissed me off. (It felt to me like they did a survvey and found people prefered Jack and so decided the the most popular guy shoudl get the girl.) As a matter of fact, Elizabeth just annoyed me the entire movie. Can we say "Mary Sue" - tastic? And Barbossa- SQQQQUEEE!!! Geoffrey Rush is my HERO.

TTFN and hugs to you all!

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Door County, Chicago, and New York City - Oh My! [09 Jul 2006|09:51pm]
[ mood | listless ]

So this random entry has been spurred by reading Laura and Sally and Biscuit God's post all about MITY. And, I guess, it's so hard to contemplate that MITY will never be again for another year. Jesus. Sometimes I feel like MITY saves my soul and I wake up from time to time just wishing with all my heart that I could stride into 06 and sit down between Laura and Dana and in front my favorite dead lepprauchon buddy.

Okay, it's not like I'm having a crap time now or anything (quite the opposite), but I never feel that understanding from any other people but MITY-finers. Laura, Sally, Josh, I'm sure you all know what I mean.

Anyhoo, Door County is THE most beautiful place in the world (despite the stigma of being in Wisconsin). It has the most lakeshore and cherries per capita of any county in the US - and the best ice cream. We stopped at Northwestern on our way into Chicago - talk about preppy. Chicago is lovely and, after my second tour of the place, I am really considering trying to go to the University of Chicago. The whole place was modled after Cambridge University and so looks as old Methuseleuh. But it's supremely GOREGOUS and is a home to a host of wonderfully witty nerds.

One car, four people, and two days of driving. It was fairly painless - much fun. My brother and I are more alike than I ever realized. I wish I could be more like him though, he's so levelheaded and thoughtful. My family is really good fun.

Yesterday we arrived in Brooklyn and went around the Bay Ridge area. Today mom, dad, and I went into Manhatten. We found this really wicked market on the Avenue of the Americas and walked around Central Park and nagivated Times Square and ended getting to see The Producers. OMG. FUNNIEST SHOW EVER. My sides hurt from laughing. Everyone go and see the movie!

Mom, dad, and Tom might get onto the Letterman show tomorow. Squeal. Wicked tickets - I shall find you yet!

Being in a city again is so lovely - images of London are constantly brought to my mind. I miss it. After three whole years, it aches. But, I am really looking forward to exploring New York. Any tidbits or advice you guys could give me about it would be much appreciated.

PS. JD - we're going to see Diego this Thursday or Friday. Hehehehehe.

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Mawedge, mawedge is what bwings us togder today... [13 Apr 2006|04:07pm]
[ mood | listless ]

Being busy for two to three months straight will change you in many ways, not the least of which is the inability to find things to do once you actually do have time to yourself. And then finding that time is not enough.

So far though, break has been great. Saw my grandparents and Mary and Jim and Tom last weekend. Monday walked around, went to the library and bookstore. Tuesday I actually finished a fic for the first time in three months, and then Dorey, Tyler, Hill, and Steph came over, which was uber awesome. We watched Young Frankenstein, Strange Brew, and The Princess Bride. I can't wait till we have a full speechie get together! Yesterday, I got all four of my wisdom teeth out.
When I had my gauze in though, I looked just like a chimpmunk. And talked like the priest in The Princess Bride. Dad couldn't stop laughing every time I said something. lol. The drugs I have to take practically knock me out and I've got a splended on the left side of my jaw. Other than that, it's just been a haze of movies.

Then there is the wonderful realization that I've got to finish Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Monday. Craaap.

Oh, well. Don't I deserve a wee bit of lazy time? I'd like to think I've earned it.

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"Someday you will find me caught up in the landslide...." [01 Apr 2006|09:18pm]
[ mood | crushed ]

How do I say this? What are the words I can use that won't cut like a knife across my throat? I guess there are none.

After working my bottom off for two months I got 6th place at sections. I got 6th in final round with a 1 100, 8, 8. I was second going into finals. I'd bet you almost anything I would going to state if we had been in a flat room. I'm so bitter right now it's not even funny. And I wish I could rant about it on the Avonlea Forum, but it closed down (which pretty much made me cry). I'd like to put this in perspective but the truth is that they could not have hurt me more my cutting open my stomach and spilling my guts on the floor.

Yeah. So....I feel like there's two months of my life down the drain. If only I could get those eight minutes back, to do SOMETHING different....If is truly an evil word. And tears you can't stop however much you try are evil. And right now I can honestly say all I want to do is curl into a little ball and go back into yesterday and do it all again. If only you could steal time back. If only, if, if, if....

Oh, who knows what I'm trying to say anymore anyways?

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The Water is Wide [30 Jan 2006|02:36pm]
[ mood | exanimate ]

What is it that seperates me from all my peers? So often there seems to be nothing of connection between us. Am I really that different? Is there that wide a gap-a gap of interests and pettiness and music? I am tired of being an object of conintual quaintness and oddity.

Why do they have so much fear for the unknown? Perhaps, though, the conclusion to be made is that being on my own side of this wide gulf, water representative of memories of European sunlight and algebra and literary terminology, is not so bad after all. Perhaps, the final conclusion is, it's their loss.

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And, Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a Speech Meet. [22 Jan 2006|01:56pm]
[ mood | blah ]

First speech meet yesterday-uber awesome. Hill, Haven, StephMelia (yay! I'm so proud of you!!!), and I got ribbons. I ended up with third place. Pretty good. It was so great being around speechies again!!! I was surprised I managed to remember my speech at all. Squee.

Spent most of last night and this morning watching Firefly, and spent the last hour or so on this new layout (99% of that time on getting my comment links to work).

Excited for next semester tomorow. NO MORE HISTORY OR ECON!!! Though I love both classes, it will be nice to get a little less work now. Sometimes I think the IBO doesn't want us to have lives. Gosh darn homework I better go do now.

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Meme gacked from Melia [20 Jan 2006|03:50pm]
[ mood | content ]

1. My username is ____ because ____.
2. My journal is titled ____ because ____.
3. My subtitle is ____ because ____.
4. My friends page is called ____ because ____.
5. My default userpic is ____ because ____.

1. fullofstarlight because I love that line from Les Mis
2. A Woman of No Importance because that is my favorite play by Oscar Wilde
3. i'm a leaf on the wind-watch how i soar because I <3 Wash.
4. mes copins cause I'm a Francophile
5. The Scarlet Pimpernel, cause Marguerite/Percy is squeable.

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Ouch. [15 Jan 2006|08:12pm]
[ mood | rushed ]

Canker sores are the devil incarnate who creep into your mouth and say: "And then Lucifer said, let there be pain!"


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While my feet gently weep... [13 Jan 2006|11:07pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

Over 15 straight hours in stiletos. Oh, merciful god of footware, kill me now.

I bought Firefly. :) EEEEEE.

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Phase One of Maren's Makeover, complete [11 Jan 2006|06:33pm]
[ mood | mellow ]

So Denise decided I needed a haircut. So, tonight after my speech practice, we went to Regis and I got a hair-cut. Muwahaha. It looks cute, though not massively different. Yay.

Then we went to Sammy's and Mal and Tony and lotsa ski peoples were there for a carbo load, so we talked to them. IT was nice hanging out with Denise because outside of English I don't really see her that often. Twas fun, and interesting.

I better hurry and do my physics lab cause Shaner said he'd kick us if we spent more than 20 minutes on it, and I really don't wanna get kicked by Shaner. ;)

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Fanfiction saves my soul from physics!! [08 Jan 2006|10:49pm]
[ mood | dorky ]

Maybe I shouldn't be such a fangirl. Nah....what would I do with my time otherwise?

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Do as I do, not as I say [01 Jan 2006|09:47pm]
[ mood | bitchy ]

Really, one would think that over sixteen and a half years my mother would get used to my randomly bitchy and selfish comments. It isn't exactly something new. I may say awful things sometimes (oh, boy do I!), but 99% of the time I do my best to do the right thing. I really do.

I did say something randomly awful to my mother because I was looking forward to the two movies I had planned to get from Netflix, and my mother wanted a movie, so I was disapointed not to be able to see both. Not that I wouldn't have, and didn't, change my Netflix queue. But my mother, instead of reasonably going "Maren, don't say things like that. That's awful and selfish." she starts saying "Let's see, late fees from Mr. Movies, you spilled tomato soup on the Netflixs (which I was washing off), and now this. It's like three strikes."

I may say mean things, but my mother can out-mean and out-snot me by a long shot. If she had tried to make me feel like a petulant stupid six year old, she couldn't have done better. Not only did she use outlandish "strikes" (the movies overdue in question were my brothers, not mine, and I happen to be a kultz. It's not the worst thing in the world), she laughs. She LAUGHED as she was totally berating me. She never can be serious about diciplining me, never talks to me like a reasonable human being when I screw things up! She and my Dad are always teasing me, but they always make my faults seem like amusement.

Can't my parents ever treat my seriously as a person? I'm so sick of being their personal little side-show. And being teased 24/7.

So, now not only am I feeling selfish and arrogant from school (because really that English brings out the worst in me), but from home too.

I'm sick of feeling like such a cranky and terrible person. Cause I really try my best not to be.

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Survey-ness stolen from Luisa [31 Dec 2005|12:30am]
[ mood | pensive ]

Yay for long surveys!Collapse )

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"Listen my children and you shall hear the midnight homework....of a Jun-i-or." [18 Dec 2005|02:19pm]
[ mood | frustrated ]

Once upon a time there was a little Sophmore named Maren. Maren had a happy and full life, complete with straight As and good college application looking extracurriculars. Then Maren become a Junior, and walked into her first period- IB Physics 1 with Mr. Robert Shaner. Now Maren's life is at the mercy of Mr. Shaner (IE Maren has no more life). No more time for fun extracuriculars if she wants to pass that class. End of story. So, listen well kiddies. NEVER TAKE MR. SHANER WITH SIX OTHER IB CLASSES.

Yeah. In case you were wondering, that's what happened to Maren's life. And why she no longer updates.

PS. Ipods are the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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On Why Tea Makes Everything Better [27 Nov 2005|02:55pm]
[ mood | indifferent ]

Okay, I was going to write a rant about how crappy my life has been, and how isolated I feel, and how I couldn't have gone to Beck's party even if I HAD been invited, and how my Dad's being a meanie-butt and not letting me use the TV to watch Bride and Prejudice while leprechauns are doing a hearty jig on the inside of my head, but then I had some tea and read the awesome LMM quote Cathy posted in her journal, and now it all feels so much better. If this world decides to reject me, then don't I have the right to reject it? Hell yeah!

Anyway, I hope all of your thanksgivings were loverly. Stuffing is a gift from the Gods, I'm telling you. Best thing about this season: pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING. I had pumpkin soup on Friday night, and some Pumpkin cappichino today. Ahhhh.

I saw Goblet of Fire with Laura Evenhouse last night-that was much much fun. And hung out with my lifelong friend Kari this morning (literally, I have known her since she was born). Lots of cousins this weekend, which ended up not being too bad. I think we've reached some kind of compromise. We all went to Pride and Prejudice on Thursday, which was awesome (Laura! You, Erin, and I must get together at Christmas and go see it! I'm holding your Coraline hostage until you do!). God, Matthew McFayden is hooooot.

Melia, Steph, we should do another Secret Santa! It would be much easier on our wallets.

Well, much hugs and love to you all.

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While my report on Mao Tse-Tung gentely weeps..... [02 Oct 2005|11:16pm]
[ mood | exhausted ]

LJ Interests meme results

  1. bridge to teribithia:
    the first book to ever make me cry. Go and read everyone!!!!
  2. finding forrester:
    Dude, Sean Connery frickin rocks. And there's that whole quote war scene that just makes my day whenever I see it.
  3. jane austen:
    I got two words for ya: Mr. Knightley.
  4. love actually:
    "There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus?" "Duuuh!"
  5. much ado about nothing:
    It's my main goal in life to sometime play Beatrice. Of any part, that'd be the one I'd pick to play.
  6. pride and predjudice:
    What idiot DOESN'T life P&P? Well, okay, Mark Twain. But he was male, therefore doesn't count.
  7. rurouni kenshin:
    "I brushed off those freckles that I hate so life goes on and I heave a little sigh for you...." It was the theme song that got me into RK. But it is the manga that keeps me coming back to it-it's so awesome!
  8. sunset boulevard:
    Billy Wilder is my FAVORITE director of all time. All of his films are so wonderful, and this one is just so deliciously eerie. And Gloria Swanson DESERVED that Oscar-Bette Davis or no Bette Davis.
  9. the west wing:
    "No, really, I am dumb. Most of the time I'm playing smart." I got into this show when we lived in England, and I just watched the latest episode tonight. It's always been the show that binds me, my mom and dad together. All three of us of are such WW geeks.
  10. yuu:
    Marmalade Boy just rocks my socks. And Yuu is just so cool. I love how he goes through his angst-by being sarcastic, not brooding. He and Miki are such a cute couple. The 8th manga always gives me fluffbunnies.

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