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29 August 2007 @ 11:00 am
I sailed a wild, wild sea
climbed up a tall, tall mountain
I met a old, old man
beneath a weeping willow tree
He said now if you got some questions
go and lay them at my feet
but my time here is brief
so you'll have to pick just three

And I said
What do you do with the pieces of a broken heart
and how can a man like me remain in the light
and if life is really as short as they say
then why is the night so long
and then the sun went down
and he sang for me this song

See I once was a young fool like you
afraid to do the things
that I knew I had to do
So I played an escapade just like you
I played an escapade just like you
I sailed a wild, wild sea
climbed up a tall, tall mountain
I met an old, old man
he sat beneath a sapling tree
He said now if you got some questions
go and lay them at my feet
but my time here is brief
so you'll have to pick just three

And I said
What do you do with the pieces of a broken heart
and how can a man like me remain in the light
and if life is really as short as they say
then why is the night so long
and then the sun went down
and he played for me this song
15 August 2007 @ 11:34 am
Hi, my name is: Michelina

When I'm nervous: I bite the inside of my mouth

The last song I listened to: hip hop is dead by nas

If I were to get married right now my best man/woman would be: maria

By this time next year: I will almost be twenty-one

I have a hard time understanding: why people carry on loud/personal conversations in public

If I won an award, the first person I would tell: my mom

Take my advice: find something you're passionate about and run with it, everyone needs a cause

Most recent thing I've bought myself: mascara

Most recent thing someone else bought me: my mom bought me these amazing earrings

My favorite hair style is: long, medium brownish with red undertones, side part, long bangs--exactly how it is now!

My middle name is: nonexistent

In the morning I: spend forever picking out something to wear

Last night I was: at Michelle's watching Family Guy

If I was an animal I'd be: a platypus

A better name for me would be: what the fuck?

Tomorrow I am: done with biology for the summer!

Tonight I am: frantically studying/writing three papers

My favorite color(s) is: purple

My heart is: four chambered and beating in a very regular manner
15 June 2007 @ 10:40 am

High School athletes who are caught with alcohol, drugs or smoking cigarettes may face cumulative penalties if caught again, as a result of changes to the student handbook proposed to the School Committee Monday night.

In addition, police may be invited to bring the K-9 unit to search for illegal drugs, if Acting Principal Mark Strout’s suggested addition to the handbook is finalized.

The School Committee unanimously accepted the changes in a first reading of proposed changes; a final vote is scheduled for the committee's next meeting, Aug. 13.

“We just want to keep our school safe,” said Strout, explaining the new availability of the police dog search unit, noting that a student on heroin could fall down the stairs and be injured.

“We don’t want to beat them into the ground,” said Athletic Director Jophn Sullivan, noting all kids make mistakes. But, he has been a longtime advocate of the cumulative rule to teach his athletes there are consequences for bad behavior.

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has changed its rules, effective this July, to ensure that a student caught drinking, using tobacco or illegal drugs will be penalized. In the past, a student caught in his or her off-season could escape penalty. Now, the MIAA rules carry the penalty over to the athlete’s next sport season.

Although the MIAA allows a clean slate after a student serves the penalty,
local communities can impose tougher standards, Sullivan said, and he and Strout both want the cumulative record keeping of offenses.

For a first offense, the student is not allowed to play one-quarter of the season. For a second offense, a student is not allowed to play 60 percent of the season, Sullivan told the committee.

Students are expected to come to practice so that they can rejoin the team once their penalty is served.

“We don’t want to lose them. We want them to learn from the experience,” Sullivan said.

Penalties will also be imposed on students participating in other extra-curricula activities, such as the school play, not just athletics, Strout said.

School Committee member Bill Bates noted that students are found guilty before any evidence is offered of any wrong-doing, because of zero-tolerance rules, known in police parlance as “constructive possession” of alcohol or drugs.

“I have a problem with constructive possession,” said Bates. “It leaves an awful lot of discretion to the police officers and athletic directors.”

School Committee member Arthur Skarmeas, however, thought that such rules actually took away the discretion, since they don’t allow for interpretation at all.

Parents, of course, can send their children for a toxicology screening, Strout said. If it proved the child was using drugs or alcohol, it “helps me and the parents put a program in place.”
Drug searches

The K-9 units could be called into the school to conduct drug searches at the principal’s invitation, Strout said. Of course, such searches would not be on a whim, he assured the committee.

The K-9 unit, which has been brought into other high schools in the area, will add another level of prevention, Strout said.

Students will be asked to leave their backpacks and to go to the auditorium while the dog searches. If the dog stops at a particular bag, then the police must get a search warrant, even though the principal, who would accompany the police and dog on the search, is allowed to search any student.

“I have the right to search. They don’t,” Strout said. “Even if the police are with me, they have to get a search warrant.”

Strout also suggested that, in the interests of furthering community policing, that the K-9 unit should “come on down and say hello to the kiddos across the street,” indicating they may find some illegal substances in use there.

The middle school handbook has provisions about drugs and alcohol and consequences that mirror the high school handbook, also approved in a first reading by the School Committee Monday night.

The elementary school handbooks add a prohibition of flip-flop shoes, since they can be dangerous when children run. They also prohibit shoes with wheels or other articles of clothing that pose a safety hazard; too bare shoulders (spaghetti straps were specifically mentioned); T-shirts or other clothing with inappropriate phrases.


someone got sent home from the high school for wearing a tshirt that said "make cupcakes, not war"

is it just me, or is this ridiculous? protest dhs!
21 May 2007 @ 02:44 pm
If you repeatedly claim "I'm not one to complain," you are one to complain because that statement is followed by "but" and a complaint.

If you are socially retarded, it is not my fault. Don't come to a party and sit silently. That makes you an asshole. It is not my responsibility to make friends for you.

If you want to dissect the personalities of my friends (whom you don't even know), do it with someone else. You are a judgemental bitch.

If you think some of my friends aren't cute, don't tell me. I clearly do not care because that is not what a friendship is based on and I don't want to listen to that shit.

If you're going to not talk to me when I refuse to do something I don't want to do/don't have the money for, you're an idiot.

If you think you're above everyone, you're not.

If you think I'm going to take your bullshit with a smile, you're wrong. I may be your only friend, but you are not mine and in fact, you're not even in my top five.

And finally, if you're going to be talking shit about how you are "worried" about me because I am "wild" and how I need to prioritize better, make sure that you're not talking to people who are going to tell me!
16 May 2007 @ 04:12 pm
i hate when it rains i never have any socks
28 March 2007 @ 10:00 pm
wowowowow. sometimes i am so dumbbbb and then i'm like ohhhh right right right haha. ah. you know what i mean, i know you do. i think i have rid myself of this pestering sadness that overcomes people sometimes, you know? maybe not but i am trying this whole i am the master of my destiny/fate/etcetc thing. haha. i don't know. sometimes i know that no one knows what i'm saying and i can't explain it as you can tell because it doesn't really make sense just looking at pictures of other people thinking i want that i want those friends and then i realize oh i have those friends only mine are much better. today i went to the glass blowing studio ssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooo FREAKING cool, so cool! i watched a girl make the most beautiful plate, honestly. i drew a design for a vase (it's so cool!!) and michelle's going to try to duplicate it for me!!!!!! yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh boi. um can i just say that college rocks? i mean, it would be better without the work that stresses me out sometimes (AKA now) but sometimes things have to be like that i guess what with my slacking up until this point yikes so much to do so little time right. ummmm. yeah. cool. love you guysssssz!
25 March 2007 @ 05:53 pm
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Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
09 March 2007 @ 01:52 pm
as soon as i finish this midterm i will be so happy.

i don't feel like getting out of bed for the rest of the day so i might not.

okay so i've been trying the vegetarian lifestyle for five days and i kind of think this will be one thing i'll stick with. for a while, at least.

tomorrow will be exciting! i'm getting a new phone and going grocery shopping.

i fall in and out of love with people very quickly. and i don't mean love i mean people annoy the shit out of me sometimes. like make other friends or something okay don't call me every fucking night of the week to hang out i need to do my fucking homework and not spend every moment of my life with you. okay this is a fucking idiotic thing to complain about i'm sure. it's nice to have friends, i'm thankful. i'm glad that my legs work. i'm thankful to be reasonably healthy.

so i realized that i got the guardicil shot without actually researching it at all. i fucking should have, probably. damn. i think i need some ritalin, i have no attention span. maybe just some self control. i can't fucking focus though. fuck.
Current Music: guster;; red oyster cult
05 February 2007 @ 11:19 am
so uh yeah, i'm pretty happy.

i mean, you have to be happy or else be something that's not happy and if i have a choice i choose happy. i get out of work soon yay! i think after i'll do some errands, send some emails, think about harry potter, go to the gym, do some homework. living the good life, you know.

i love you all!
24 January 2007 @ 10:30 pm
sometimes it's so great. life i mean. sometimes things just fall into place. sometimes i feel so fucking fluid like i can do anything.

so i was talking about how we're going to start drilling in alaska and i fucking started crying it was so lame.

and. also, on another note sometimes i feel like my worries are trivial. like, i'm like hmm do i have enough money to move out of my house but i can totes live here for free with meals and laundry and space or live in a shitty apartment and work all the time. while my friend is like oh shit am i going to be able to afford the rent this month. it's just really fucked up. the world is so fucked up. i want to go to ecuador and just work on a fucking farm or something. i think i need some fucking hard manual labor. and some fucking hard guys how don't speak english. y'know. anyways.