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13 February 2011 @ 12:52 pm
if i drove west on kingston pike long enough, i would end up in arizona.
12 January 2009 @ 12:41 am
as i have no real life developments, all i have to share is my reading list from that terribly terrible year that just ended.
(due to my disorganization, i cannot list them in order of when they were read, but rather in order of when i found the scraps of paper telling me i had finished them.)
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
Night by Elie Weisel
Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
The Shack by William Young
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
On the Bright Side, I am Now the Girlfriend of a Sex-God by Louise Rennison
Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas by Louise Rennison
Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire
When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Raise High the Roombeam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction by JD Salinger
Nine Stories by JD Salinger
Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
Weetzie Bat/Dangerous Angels Series 1-5 by Francesca Lia Block
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
Moviegoer by Walker Percy
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Second Coming by Walker Percy
Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
The Reader by Bernard Schlink
Winter Birds by Jim Grimsley
Salt Water by Charles Simmons
Stealing Buddha's Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson
Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick
This is Not a Love Song by Sarabeth Purcell
Love is the Drug by Sarabeth Purcell
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Lives of the Twins by Rosamond Smith
Wives and Lovers by Charles Brossard
Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Shopgirl by Steve Martin
Tiny Ladies by Adam Klein
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
All This Heavenly Glory by Elizabeth Crane
Hoot by Carl Haaisen

soooo, that's what happens when i have no social life and no academic schedule.
so far this year i have finished Stepford Wives by Ira Levin and Tithe by Holly Black, and i am currently working on Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-13 (I am on book Six) by Lemony Snicket. yeah, yeah, it's written for kids, but i really like it. it makes me lolz, like, all the time.

i guess i can document a few events...
new year's eve, i was with lyndsi, lauren, nick, and their friends. although i have gotten a lot of flack for hanging out with high school kids, they are actually much more interesting and intelligent than most people my age. we toasted with sparkling grape juice and set fireworks in the backyard at midnight. cater (age 13) got my first kiss of 2009 (and don't be a perv; it was on his cheek).
i finally got a bed. it is a real one. no more couch aches for me.
along with 98% of the population, i have made a vow to get healthy. so i haven't eaten any french fries (not a one!) and i have been doing yoga and pilates.
hmm. what else?
oh, i turn 21 in five days. i don't want to celebrate it, so instead, i am driving the girls and nick up to knoxville to spend the long weekend with karli and nathan. they have promised that there will be no streamers and zero party hats. we MIGHT have a cake.
my family has been really extra great lately. i am finally learning how to communicate with people who share my blood, and it isn't nearly as bad as i thought it was. to help balance it out, though, i have at least three other non-real families that keep me thankful.
and, um, well, uhhh.... i think that's it, really. my life is kinda boring, but i have no complaints.

i hope anyone who still bothers to read this (and even those who gave up livejournal loooong ago) are all having good starts to the year. anything's gotta be better than '08, right?

amanda lynne
where i'm at: here and now
what i'm feelin': soresore
what i'm hearin': laura marling:ghosts!
05 November 2008 @ 01:51 pm
i think i have forgotten how to update my livejournal. for lookin'-back-sakes, i will just share a few little things that might matter a tiny bit maybe.

we have a new president elect.
since i couldn't wear a super cool obama t-shirt, i made obama underwear that i wore to the polls. shhhh
i was charlie chaplin for halloween.
and no, dammit, i did not get the idea from the office.
as charlie, i accidently got tipsy off of some party punch.
i am on book 43 out of 50. i brazenly readjusted my goal to 60 for 2008.
i mean, it's not like i'm in school or anything important like that, you know?
i am still annoyingly happy most of the time, but i have caught myself falling into the seasonal funk.
i have a rash on my face from kaylie's facewash because i have become accustomed to all natural soaps/washes/products.
i also broke out in hives because i was so nervous about the election/my life.
sam and i are bffs again, and, to celebrate, he accidently elbow dropped me in the face.
i am losing weight again.
i bought a new old pair of cowboy boots.
sasha is living with me temporarily until b & a can afford their pet deposit.
i have crushes on at least three people that i shouldn't have crushes on.
four if you count shia lebouf.
i am not celebrating thanksgiving, christmas or my birthday this season.
i will either spend thanksgiving delivering chinese food or i might go volunteer somewhere like a good little hippie.
christmas/the last half of december will be spent up in indiana with jean, reading.
and maybe possibly a short visit up to michigan if i grow some balls.
my birthday will be spent like any other day.
my room is a mess, and i need to do laundry.

i love you and stuff.

ps: i cannot fucking wait for this year to be over.
yeah... i said it.
where i'm at: zoo
what i'm feelin': thirstythirsty
what i'm hearin': rock'n'roll, baby.
04 July 2008 @ 01:11 pm
1. went on a date. i liked it.
2. someone should buy me tickets to see david sedaris at tpac in october.
Tags: ,
where i'm at: palace
what i'm feelin': refreshedradiant!
what i'm hearin': feist!
09 June 2008 @ 11:23 pm
i poured 350 degree fryer grease down my leg today at work and my left thigh is a mosaic of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree blisters.
i kept wishing it would have been much worse.
god, i am a freak.

oh but i kinda look like a badass, all bandaged and whatnot.

ps: i flunked out of school due to my complete absence after spring break. so i am moving back home and attending volstate until i figure out where the eff i am headed.

pps: i know, right?
what i'm hearin': sufjan: holy, holy, holy
16 March 2008 @ 11:37 am
he says that he is in love with her.
i cannot remember our last kiss.
09 February 2008 @ 10:18 am
well, my voice is gone. like, completely. it started with a sinus headache a few days ago, then the smoker's cough yesterday, and now i've woken up wihtout a voice.
and it didn't even do the progressive thing where i can sing in the same key as little miss cat power for a day or two, then it disappears.
on a positive note, however, bob and moose's band, The Mother Superiors, is having its first real show tonight. it's at an actual venue and everything! you should come. it's totez freeee.
more good/cool news: i developed and printed my very first pictures for photography class. i thought i had screwed it up royally from the start because i couldnt even get the film on the reel without tearing it, but they all turned out alright. sam helped me with modeling as well as handling the timer, agitation, and cleanup because he is my best friend.
i always say that i'll "post pictures later," but maybe i mean it this time.

love you, mean it, bye.
where i'm at: the castle
what i'm hearin': distillers (with x's to dot the i's)
05 February 2008 @ 10:55 pm
it's funny how your own mistakes come back to haunt you.
except, really, it's not funny at all.
what i'm feelin': apprehensive
14 January 2008 @ 01:41 am
classes start tomorrow. i have to go to the art building and officially declare my graphic design major. then i have to go buy books. exciting, yes?
it is almost two a.m. & i can't sleep... even though my first class is at 9. ugh.
i took a really long, hot shower. it lasted the first eight tracks of my iron&wine album and my skin was all red and puffy when i got out.
i don't think i'm ready for school just yet. my eyes hurt.
this was a pointless update. (aren't they all?)

10 January 2008 @ 02:20 am
i have finally finished my spring '08 schedule. it is super duper boring and i might throw myself off a building, but this will be the END of general education courses! word.
as follows:
Exploring Life Biology Lab: 0300pm-0450pm
United States History Survey I: 0910am-1005am
Basic Black and White Photography: 1130am-1225pm
Exploring Life Biology: 0150pm-0245pm
Experience of Literature: 0910am-1105am

yeahhhhhhhhh, pretty boring. but hooray for the effing photog class. i got into it last semester, but then i had that little freakout and i deleted all my classes, then got stuck with boring crap after late re-registration.
beard is pretty excited about it, too, and he is gonna let me use his Nikon FM2!!!!!!!!! (which i will kiss everyday.)
also: raidernet might be doing the thing where it forgets to update itself, but as of right now, i am SUPPOSEDLY getting about $3,000 back from my scholarships/grants. so... word? maybe i will finally get out of debt? and maybe even fix lady edith? maaaaaaaybe.

omgz, i almost forgot! i went caving.
it was pretty awesome. i went with sam, his sister jessica(who is totally way cool), josh, and two of jessica's friends. i think i may even do it again sometime. and again. and perhaps even once more after that.
love, am.

ps: if anybody still reads this crap and wants better update-age, i post pictures and other stupid junk on my facebook much more regularly. lamebook
what i'm feelin': soresore
what i'm hearin': sufjan, duh.