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Life of the Bored and Taskless.

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

I'm so tired right now, and I don't know why. I actually started crying when Harry proposed to Charlotte on Sex and the City. I went to Rita's, and got a kickass green apple gelati. Here's the lyrics to the best song ever, right Steph? I was sick of singing, "Every now and then I get a little bit...something..."

"Total Eclipse Of The Heart" ~ Bonnie Tyler w/Meatloaf

turn around
Every now and then I get a little bit lonely and you're never coming round.
turn around
Every now and then I get a little bit tired of list ning to the sound of my tears.
turn around
Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by.
turn around
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified and then I see the look in your eyes.
turn around, bright eyes
Every now and the I fall apart.
turn around, bright eyes
Every now and the I fall apart.

turn around
Every now and then I get a little bit restless and I dream of something wild.
turn around
Every now and then I get a little bit helpless and I'm lying like a child in your arms.
turn around
Every now and then I get a little bit angry and I know I've got to get out and cry.
turn around
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified but then I see the look in your eyes.
turn around, bright eyes
Every now and the I fall apart.
turn around, bright eyes
Every now and the I fall apart.

And I need you now tonight and I need you more than ever
and if you only hold me tight we'll be holding on forever.
And we'll only be making it right 'cause we'll never be wrong.
Together we can take it to the end of the line.
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time.
I don't know what to do and I'm always in the dark.
We're living in a powder keg and giving off sparks.
I really need you tonight, forever's gonna start tonight,
forever's gonna start tonight.

Once upon a time I was falling in love but now I'm only falling apart.
There's nothing I can do, a total eclipse of the heart.
Once upon a time there was light in my life but now there's only love in the dark.
Nothing I can say, a total eclipse of the heart.

turn around, bright eyes
turn around, bright eyes

turn around
Every now and then I know you'll never be the boy you always wanted to be.
turn around
But every now and then I know you'll always be the only boy who wanted me the way that I am.
turn around
Every now and then I know there's no one in the universe as magical and wondrous as you.
turn around
Every now and then I know there's nothing any better, there's nothing that I just wouldn't do.
turn around, bright eyes
Every now and then I fall apart.
turn around, bright eyes
Every now and then I fall apart.

And I need you now tonight and I need you more than ever
and if you only hold me tight we'll be holding on forever.
And we'll only be making it right 'cause we'll never be wrong.
Together we can take it to the end of the line.
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time.
I don't know what to do and I'm always in the dark.
We're living in a powder keg and giving off sparks.
I really need you tonight, forever's gonna start tonight,
forever's gonna start tonight.

Once upon a time I was falling in love but now I'm only falling apart.
There's nothing I can do, a total eclipse of the heart.
Once upon a time there was light in my life but now there's only love in the dark.
Nothing I can say, a total eclipse of the heart.

A total eclipse of the heart, a total eclipse of the heart.
Turn around, bright eyes,
Turn around, bright eyes, turn around.


10:46 PM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Steph and I went to Doylestown (no, not D-TOWN, god forbid I don't use that lame abbreviation) on Monday and we walked around...and got lost in the process! We started off at Chico's and walked basically in a circle and somehow ended up...back at Chico's! I saw Helene Curley then and kind of did the "Hey I know you...SMILE!" thing. Then we went to The Paper Unicorn and Siren Records, where we both got a Billboard Hits of 1976 CD for 5 bucks and I got Sloan's CD "Navy Blues" featuring "Money City Maniacs," and the oh-so-lovable song "Chester The Molester." Then we went to Nat's Pizza, got some awesome pizza, and in the process saw Josh Demco working there and Tom Scalese at the counter (who I said a quick "Hi!" to and just walked away. No one likes me!) Then we got lost some more, I think maybe we ended up at Chico's AGAIN, then went to Annie's water ice and Steph got a chocolate milkshake and we saw 2 people from Steph's basketball team (I FORGET NOW! NO!) and I saw Keith Triosi and kind of just...looked at him. Yeeeeeah.

We went back to Steph's then to Bridget's house where we swimmed in the pool, which was a "tad weedle" chilly. Cory and his friend were also there, and pretty much just watched Steph, Bridget and I play "games" like "Act Like An Animal Underwater And We'll Guess It" or the ever-popular "Scream The Name Of A Color Underwater And Try Not To Drown And Maybe We'll Try To Guess What 'Blurbghajed!!!' Means." We also did the thing where you grab onto someone's ankles while they dive so you move when they do and, being the moron that I am, I let go. Who's the DS now? We watched Captain Ron later on, and it was some funny shizzle fo rizzle.

Yesterday, I saw Seabiscuit with Nadia and Alex and it was so good! We didn't think it would be 2 1/2 hours long though! A bunch of Nadia's horse riding buddies were there too, and if you saw it last night, it was only $5 and all proceeds went to Special Equestrians. The one horse girl sitting next to me said, "I CAN'T LOOK!" when one of the races in the movie began, which was really funny. Her cell phone also rang and she picked it up and whispered, "Hellooo?" Nadia had to pee towards the end, and finally gave in to her bodily functions, even though she was going to miss some of the movie. Afterwards, we went to the Coffee Beanery, and Nadia stole everything I owned, spilled my Tic Tacs, poured salt into my bottle of water, and I finally chucked something at her head. BUT, she DID give me a new Pokeball and some good smelling soap, so THANKS NADIA!

Today, dinosaur program. Eh.

Jeff's coming back in two days! I'm so excited!


6:32 PM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Monday, July 28, 2003

I know I haven't posted for a week, but I have my reasons. This week was the worst/best week EVER, more best than worst. Worst, because I had archaeology camp and the kids were annoying the hell out of me. I even got dirt rubbed on me, the hose squirted at me, and clung onto like you wouldn't believe. I heard "What TIME is it?" about 50 million times, so I finally decided to put my watch in my pocket so they wouldn't ask. Guess what, THEY STILL ASKED. One kid had an Australian accent, which amused me. On the first day of camp, he was the last one to come with some other kid, and the only name tags left I had said "James" and "Mason." James took his, and when I handed the one that said "Mason" to the other kid, he said (Australian accent, mind you) "My name's not Mason." and I said, looking at James "What about you?" and the Mason kid said "His name's not Mason either!" It sounded so funny when it was all Australian though, I swear. The kid's name turned out to be NATHAN. This girl named Dana was especially annoying, and her brother Dylan wandered around and did nothing and I wanted to strangle him. Heh. All in all, camp SUCKED. Unfortunetly, there's going to be another in 2 weeks or so. Oh bloody joy.

The reason why this week was also the best week was because of the play I was in. Sean mentioned that he was in a play at Phillips' Mill, Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" and that he needed extras, so I said I'd do it. I actually ended up being in 3 scenes and did a lot of stage crew work. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! The whole cast was awesome, acting and as people. Kristen Meseck was fun to hang out with, along with Arlene, my so-called "twin" because we're both skinny, pale, scared of heights...except she's 14 and I look 14. I got to know Justin Nordell better, and he's the funniest mofo that ever lived. Also, I met this kid named Eric "Step on my stomach, no really, step on my stomach!" Wagner (or Jesus) and he was the man! I thought he was in like 10th or 11th grade...turns out he's going into 8th! I couldn't believe it! He's so funny, and we joked about how Sean Paul sings the same note over and over and there are probably subliminal messages in his songs. Backstage...was very "interesting." Especially with the stage manager, Sara, who just graduated from East and is awesomely awesome. Some instances of insanity were: strip slient game, water bottle in a noose, Justin sticking a water bottle between Anton's legs when he was lying down directly near the curtain then hitting it with a ball that was attached to a chain he was wearing, Sara's list of different names for "penis," looking at this guy that Eric knew who was watching the play with his mouth open and laughing when no one else did, "I do what I want!," and much much more.

Last night and Friday night were the performances at 8 PM. Everything went great, as well as the ad-libbing. Friday night, Eric said as he, Sean and Fabian (I forget his real name) were walking to the stage being drunk, "And I said to him, 'JESUS CHRIST (rolled "r") SUPERSTAR!'" and it was AMAZINGLY funny, and he did it in rehearsals, but we didn't think he'd actually do it on stage! Justin was trying to pay Brittany one time because she was Feste the Jester, and he couldn't get the coin out he said, "I hate these new Elizabethan purses!" or something like that, and it was great. Last night, the ad-libbing was kicked up a notch, being our second performance, and everyone was trying to add something extra in. Eric did the Jesus Christ Superstar thing, but this time, the three of them actually SANG it, which was HILARIOUS! In act 5, where all chaos breaks loose, when Erica revealed to everyone that she was a woman (instead of a man, which she was throughout the play) Justin said, "She's a REDHEAD?!" then Brittany and Fabian added in to the joke and it was awesome! Anton usually storms off the stage and screams at one point, but last night he picked Fabian up and took him offstage with him and Fabian screamed from backstage, which was also very funny.

Today, at 1, most of us came back to Phillips' Mill, and put away chairs, props, even the boat. Yes, I know I was 20 minutes late. Whoops. After an hour or so, we went to Brittany Bird's house for the cast party, and her house is so cool! It has a Spanish-looking courtyard that connects different parts of the house, with a pool in the middle. We had chicken fights in the pool, which I naturally lost, and we even had Super Soakers, which Sean (being the first time user that he was) called it a Soup Soaker by accident. Sean, Sean, Sean. Eric didn't have a bathing suit, so he used Justin's boxers. We attempted and failed at playing Sharks and Minnows, and since Justin wanted to be a Shark, we played "Jaws" (basically pointless water freeze tag) We listened to music, including Stephen Lynch (HELL YEAH) and Sean enlightened me with normal historical facts (heh) and Anton kept yelling at me to go out with Sean, which we BOTH disagreed to doing, and I laughed when Anton said "But you two are so much alike!" HAHAHA! Arlene freaked out when people were trying to get her hair wet, and I now know I'm not the biggest spaz ever. Erica and Joe, the Joisey kids, left a little early, as well as Fabian (still don't know his name) and Dan. We went inside and watched "The Happiness of the Katakuris" and it was the worst movie I've seen in the best way possible! It was right up my alley, cheap, absurd, it didn't even make sense! Bad claymation, random song and dance numbers and even a Grampa that called everyone an asshoie and threw logs at them. Genius. Dear God, some day, I'm showing that one to someone. We also watched some of the 7-minute episodes of "Colorful" which are Japanese shorts that basically are anime versions of guys looking at girls undies and getting all tingly and insane. I asked the guys if this was pretty accurate, and they said yes, and Anton said it's more of a "Picker-upper." Those were also funny, if you have a sick streak in your sense of humor. The funniest thing was when they showed a cat, and the guy said "POOSY!" It was great, I thought Eric was going to die from laughing so hard! After that we watched "The Little Shop Of Horrors" which had us all looking at Steve Martin in a different way. We all decided we were going to do that instead of South Pacific for our musical next year.

I'm already starting to miss everyone, even though I saw them like less than two hours ago, and I've only known them for a week, which feels like forever. Tomorrow morning I have to do a fucking dinosaur program with Aunt Viv and I'm going to gouge my eyes out for fun. Well, it's 12:08, looks like it IS tomorrow! I'll come back later, catch ya around, BITCH.


12:09 AM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Sunday, July 20, 2003

I think ABC Family is my new favorite channel. Yeah, laugh all you want. Tonight I watched an "ABC Family Original Movie" called Lucky 7, which was good, for a made-for-TV romantic comedy. I also like the Brendan Leonard show, and Nadia and I discussed how we're like their female counterparts, because we do stupid things like them. I watch Switched sometimes, and I love it when they play Whose Line reruns. Speaking of Whose Line, Comedy Central had a 5 hour Whose Line-A-Thon today, and I caught a lot of it. Funnies on the spot, gotta love it. I talked to Frank today, and he told me about Scout camp, and how it was sucky/fun. I talked to Chris online tonight, and we ended up trying to revise the "Women's Ensemble" list for this coming year, on account off many "ensemble" members left. Dan helped me out on this a bit, and when I suggested Nick Ballasy, Chris said "attractive women..." Haha!

Well, I have to go soon because tomorrow is (groan) archaeology camp, and I have to wake up at 6:45 because I'm getting picked up at 7:30, and it's from 9-12. But this time kids, it's a REAL DIG! (You: "Goody goody fricking gumdrops!") Guess what...we're doing this all week, and it's supposed to RAIN the whole week. I hate you, weather. I really fucking do.

Last night, I was watching a movie (guess which channel...) and I think it was Joe Versus The Volcano. Anyway, Meg Ryan said to Tom Hanks, "I told you I was a flibbertigibbet"...That is Steph's and my favorite word, and I've never heard it used by anyone other than us! Say it...it's very soothing. Well, g'night, and if I don't talk to you tomorrah, g'day!


11:01 PM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Saturday, July 19, 2003

Yesterday = No archaeology camp. I'm sure you can imagine just how depressed I was. Scott wanted to go, so I said sure, whatever floats your archaeologic boat. Last night, nothing happened. There was something in my foot, and I scraped at my foot with my nail until it was out. Oh yeah, and I kind of ripped some skin off with that too. Whoops.

Today was more eventful. I woke up at like 8:30 thanks to my stupid brothers, but I really didn't do anything (including getting dressed) until 3. I watched Motocrossed, which was good. Oh, last night I watched Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off which was also good. Steph and I went mini golfing today at At The Station, or something like that. We were surprised to see Kevin Cochran and Eric Lashner (we were trying to figure out his name for a long time) working there. After we paid, we went outside to get our clubs, and we could hear them singing "Fighter" in really high-pitched voices. Funny, indeed. What was scary was while we were mini golfing, we kept getting pretty much the same scores on every hole. There were some exceptions, but they evened themselves out. I started to do bad at one point, and then I improved, and it was the opposite for Steph. The par for the first 9 holes was 31 (I got 31, Steph got 32) and for the last 9 it was 29 (we both got 29) It was REALLY freaky.

After that, we went to Annie's Water Ice, and I got a red raspberry/vanilla gelati, and Steph got a chocolate/chocolate gelati (as suggested by some random guy) We waited for a table in the shade because it was SO hot outside. And you wonder why I never go outside! Some guy gave me a yellow golf ball, because he found it and I didn't mind receiving one. While we were waiting for Diane to pick us up, we sat in the shade by the road under a tree. We were picking pine needles off the tree and Steph said, "Close your eyes" like to hand my some, and for some reason I said "Turn around" then I started singing "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" (You know, the "turn around" part) So we both start singing "Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit...something" and we both said something. A few other things happen, and we basically know the main parts to songs, and we sing the same noise/word to substitute for what we don't know. "Coincidence...I think not!"

Then, we were wondering who sang "Total Eclipse Of The Heart." We didn't have any idea, and it was really bothering us, so I asked Diane. Then it bothered HER and we asked my dad. He started saying random names, and he CLAIMS he said the right one, and we didn't hear him. Right. So Steph IMed me and said "Bonnie Tyler?" and I confirmed it with the elders. The male part of the song is sung by Meatloaf, and Diane said, "Let me ask your father since he thinks he's so smart." We sat him down, played the song, and he guessed "Chris Cross?" and "That Steven guy from the Bee Gees" and I stepped in and corrected him, there IS no Steven in the Bee Gees. That would be Barry, Robin, and Maurice. Go me and my VHI influenced brain. Don't ask. So we tried giving him hints and I said "He's a little bit BEEFY..." and he got it when I starting singing "Let Me Sleep On It." Heh, duddy's not so smart now is he?

Conclusion: When you want to stump someone, are getting mugged, you're a lawyer on trial, whatever...the question "Who sang 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'?" will probably stump 99.9% of people. The .1% being Bonnie Tyler herself.

One final note: I didn't know log rolling was a sport, until today. I'm not kidding. Check out the Outdoor Games on ESPN. And I thought that sports couldn't get any more bizarre than when I make attempts at them. This would be America's favorite pasttime if rednecks ruled the country.


10:06 PM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Egypt day at archaeology camp. Basically just watched kids draw, which I did with great ease.

Tonight, I saw Pirates Of The Carribean...again. I went with Nadia, Caitlyn, Christina, and her cousin. It was good, but I already knew that. Hawaiian Punch chewy candy things are scrumptious. I made everyone wait until AFTER the credits to see if there was a "second ending" or not. Turns out that there IS something, BUT, if you see it, wait for yourself. I'm not telling! During the credits, I saw the name "Joe Pancake" and I discussed that with Caitlyn. Wouldn't that suck if you had that name and went into IHOP and had to sign something? Man. Poor guy. I like pancakes though, but what if he didn't...

Ferkin McGerkin. That's all I have to say.

Wait, that and "B-JORK!"

Ok, NOW I'm done.


11:50 PM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Shark55x: Today i went to the doctors and he said im goin thru puberty
Shark55x: scary huh?

Whoa man. Too much information.

It's weird. I'm not used to talking to my brothers online because usually they're like...right here. My mom stole my brothers and she's currently hoarding them at Tim's for the week. I'm not protesting. So that's a little snippet of my conversation with Kyle. I highly doubt that he's going through puberty, but hey, let the hypochondriac think what he wants. If he is, splendid, maybe he'll get more zits than me. It would be hilarious, I mean unfortunate, if he remained small but had a really deep voice. Poor kid. Well, not now, if that happened to him.

Scott is an ass, but even more so online. Both of my brothers use smilies too much. They don't even have monkeys, so I have an excuse to use them. Scott was trying to insult me and he said, "Go suck on your man's DICK." Um, wow. I was very hurt by that statement. Too bad he's away for 3 weeks, and his roommate might be doing just that. KIDDING, well...maybe not...

I'm getting my braces off on August 26th at 9:15. Go me and my screwy teeth. Right now they're hurting like hell, because I had an appointment today. Archaeology then orhtodontist, fun stuff.

I finished reading Truth or Dairy, that Steph lent me to read. It was some good stuff, some of it reminded me of...me. Scary huh? Yeah, scary like...puberty.

As a last note, I want all of you to go to
Linda's site, 1) because she's lovely and 2) because she posted this one story, and it's actually kind of local (if you're from PA) and it's HILARIOUS. It actually sparked an interesting conversation between Nadia and I about...well...size. JUST GO THERE!


8:49 PM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Monday, July 14, 2003

Kamp was krappy like usual. I hate it when people replace "c"s with "k"s.

I just came back from Sean's Bastille Day party, and it was really fun! We ate, talked, and Tori and I planned to make our own psychotic sailor show for children. That came about when Sean was telling us about Twelfth Night and how the director said she needed stage crew, sailors- and immediately we decided we're going to be sailors. Done deal. Sailors or nothing. Then we kept calling each other "Sailor Tori" and "Sailor Jacquie" and somehow we ended up deciding that we were going to have our own kids show with a sailor dance, the French national anthem being the theme song, and on it we'd blow up seagulls with Alka Seltzers. Man, I hope that show happens. It would be really kickarse. We also stood around with our cups of sparkling grape juice or apple cider while Sean and Adrianna attempted to sing the French national anthem. Aubrey and I looked for "firebugs" as Sean called it, and Sean showed me the statue that resembled him coincidentally. I got to see Julia again, which was great because I NEVER get to see her! Oh, and Lauren and I had a mini-duet of "If I Fell" at the end. Sean, if you're reading this, have another party...like, say, tomorrow. Really, I need something to do!


10:59 PM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Sunday, July 13, 2003

So Jeff's gone for 3 weeks at some "archisexture" college thing in Maryland, Dan and Frank are gone for a week at Scout camp (doing their "Wild Wild West" skit, no doubt) and I'm here. Maybe even you're here too. Once again, I have to do archaeology camp this week, and everyone should be thankful that I'm not armed.

Last night, Jeff and I saw Pirates of the Carribean. It was awesome, but guess what boys and girls...when Jeff's dad picked us up after the movie, he asked if we stayed around after the credits because there's supposed to be some sort of second ending. GAH! We both lost it at that point.

Key Lime pie is great, and I have nothing else to say.


10:53 PM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Wow. Steph and I are AMAZING:

sloopiesg: isn't it crazy how monkey and donkey are the same except the letter in the beginning, and they don't rhyme?
Zakolita: whoa. you're totally right!
sloopiesg: i know
sloopiesg: i'm always right
Zakolita: unless you're from jamacia
Zakolita: and say mon like "ya mon"
Zakolita: then they'd rhyme
Zakolita: I'm insane
sloopiesg: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Zakolita: wow. did I really say that?
Zakolita: :-) ya mon!
sloopiesg: that was hilarious
sloopiesg: mon

Hell yeah! I went over Steph's house tonight, and we had a jolly good time. By jolly, I mean INSANE. We watched some TV, Whose Line was great, but it all started going insane when I said:

"OMG, like do you want to play Truth or Dare?"

From there, it spiraled into a 35 "Truth or Dare" session, but it was all done as if we were two airheads with the mental capacity of a 5 year old, and obsessions with cosmetology and boys. IT WAS AWESOME! Every now and then we'd start laughing because we knew it was stupid and crazy, but it was fun. Next time, we're hoping to do it at a random moment, or even add in one or two other people. Time flies when you have no brain.

We also looked at Steph's old "dieriy" and dear god, that was the funniest thing I've EVER SEEN! She'll be posting bits of it on her Xanga, so check that out by going to the link on the right. It's so random, and I love randomness.

FINALLY, my mom got the Radiohead tickets for the August 18th show at the Tweeter Center. I have an extra ticket, and since the cooter will be out of town, anyone who wants to go should tell me. My mom got 6 tickets, one for her, me, Tim, Jim (the guy who gave us the Phillies tickets), his son, and an extra one. I only expected her to get like 3, but that's my mom for you. Jim's son is 15, and I don't even know if he likes RH or not. Oh well, I guess I'll find out.

Camp's over until Monday. Joy.

I'm going to go watch the New Tom Green Show/ Subterranean. But I'll end with a question...Wouldn't you like to be a pepple too?


12:05 AM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Thursday, July 10, 2003

My brother never ceases to amaze me.

Scott: "Jacquie, would you ever steal out of Pepper's bank account?"

After he said that to me, it took me a second to process that in my head. Pepper's bank account...Pepper being our DOG...hmmm...

Me: "PEPPER'S bank account?"
Scott: "Yeah, I made he one!"
Me: "YOU MORON."
Scott: "Want to see it?"
Me: "Uh, bring it here."

Scott fetches "bank account" from Pepper's "box" (I'm not explaining that one)

Scott: "See, it says Pepper's bank account."

Scott shows me some paper box he made with coins in it.

Me: "Come closer..."

I slap Scott.

Me: "YOU MORON! WHO MAKES A BANK ACCOUNT FOR A DOG? SHE DOESN'T USE MONEY!"

Scott walks away. Therefore, Scott is among the most STUPID monkeys on Earth. I rest my case.

Oh, and camp still blows. One more day until next week's camp...then another week of camp...then I kill myself by sticking a firecracker up my ASS.


9:09 PM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

For the last 2 days, (3 more to go) I've been helping my aunt do an archaeology camp at the Middletown Rec Center. That's right, archaeology camp, laugh all you want...Dan. And for 2 days, I've had to put up with a lot of crap from kids. Let me explain.

Yesterday was basically the orientation day. Aunt Viv explained exactly what archaeologists do, and what they DON'T do (DINOSAURS, GAH!) She showed them pictures of real sites, different tools they use, and other goodies. These three kids, mainly this one kid named Matt, took the trowels from the tools and started banging them on the walls! At one point, I got fed up with this and took the trowels away from them. They resorted to brushes, and at that point, I wanted to use them as javelin poles. We also went outside to do an activity with line levels and measurements, and one kid said to me, "What's your name? Sydney?" Sydney?! What the hell! Later on in the day, I made a name tag that said, "Jacquie (Sydney)" and then EVERYONE called me that.

Today was another day of hell, but according to my aunt, it wasn't as...hellish. She showed the kiddies different rocks and DINOSAUR things, heh, and I loved it when one kid said, "My favorite thing is dinosaurs." and my aunt said in a really fake voice while giving me a look, "Mine too! *cough*" Then, they did an archaeologic box dig in these big tupperware box things. Artifacts and other things were put in there for them to "find." There was another part they had to do, which was map where the artifact was, when they found one, then record depth, and where it was according to the left and north of the datum point (like the x and y on an axis). A lot of kids didn't know how to do it, or just skipped it and decided not to follow any of the rules, *cough cough MATT cough.* At one point I was doing his entire graph and stopped after a while and said, "You're on your own." Another problem kids had was spelling, but since I'm a good speller with words like "dish" and "plate" and "antidisestablishmentarianism", I could help them out a bit. Speaking of short words, I just found pretty much the longest word EVER, which is the name for synthetase A protein, which is an enzyme with 267 amino acids. It has 1,913 letters:

methionylglutaminylarginyltyrosylglutamylserylleucylphenylalanyl
alanylglutaminylleucyllysylglutamylarginyllysylglutamylglycylalany
lphenylalanylvalylprolylphenylalanylvalylthreonylleucylglycylaspar
tylprolylglycylisoleucylglutamylglutaminylserylleucyllysylisoleucyla
spartylthreonylleucylisoleucylglutamylalanylglycylalanylaspartylal
anylleucylglutamylleucylglycylisoleucylprolylphenylalanylserylaspa
rtylprolylleucylalanylaspartylglycylprolylthreonylisoleucylglutaminy
laspfraginylalanylthreonylleucylarginylalanylphenylalanylalanylala
nylglycylvalylthreonylprolylalanylglutaminylcysteinylphenylalanylg
lutamylmethionylleucylalanylleucylisoleucylarginylglutaminyllysylh
istidylprolylthreonylisoleucylprolylisoleucylglycylleucylleucylmethio
nyltyrosylalanylasparaginylleucylvalylphenylalanylasparaginyllysy
lglycylisoleucylaspartylglutamylphenylalanyltyrosylalanylglutamin
ylcysteinylglutamyllysylvalylglycylvalylaspartylserylvalylleucylvalyl
alanylaspartylvalylprolylvalylglutaminylglutamylserylalanylprolylp
henylalanylarginylglutaminylalanylalanylleucylarginylhistidylaspar
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Try saying THAT one 3 times fast, hehehehe *snort.*

I've found that little girls become quickly fond of Sydney, er, me, and these two girls, Kristen and Anastasia (especially the latter) have hung around me a lot. They're cool, so it's not too bad.

Everyday after camp, we stop at Styer's Orchards and get some ice cream. Yesterday was cookies & cream, today was vanilla peanut butter. Mmmm. I got some new Mountain Dew Livewire (the orange stuff) and it was good, but I was hoping they had Sprite Remix because that stuff is AWESOME.

One more thing, today when we were going to load up all the boxes with dirt in the car, the security guy parked across two handicap spaces, one of which we were going to use. My aunt said to me, "Jack, we're probably going to have a hard time putting these boxes in the car because some asshole parked in the two handicap spaces." knowing very well the guy was standing RIGHT outside the room. Guess who took all of the boxes for us to the car, hehehe. My aunt is so clever.

Oh, last night I went over Jeff's, watched an SNL "Bad Boys" tape and we started to watch Drop Dead Gorgeous. Good stuff. On Sunday the cooter's going away for 3 weeks to some college thing. Thanks a lot!...you big taco.


5:25 PM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Sunday, July 06, 2003

Everything's great when you're drinking an alcoholic strawberry daquiri, your brother and/or dad's going to blow themselves up with fireworks, and you're listening to music in your non-air conditioned house. Ahhh, summer. How I love you.


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Things with me are pretty peachy, I guess. On Friday, I was supposed to go to an Orioles game with Steph, but things didn't work out, because my brother was having this party thing and I had to attend that. It wasn't even really a party, but it was basically my family, Tim and his chillun, and the Zaberers stopped over. Basically, me, old people, and a LOT of little boys running around, frothing at the mouth and such. I would have rather been elsewhere, trust me. That night, I managed to go over Frank's house, well FIRST we went fireworks hunting, then went to his house. I called my dad, as a joke mind you, to see if I could sleep over Frank's house, and I was ACTUALLY allowed! Frank's parents are cool, so they didn't mind at all. We watched Comedy Central, and at 1 we watched South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, which was SO DAMN FUNNY! They didn't censor anything even though it was on TV, it was great. Frank's dad watched some of us with it, and he said he felt like his innocense was gone and he was getting desensitized, haha. We went to bed around 3:30, don't let your minds wander, NOTHING happened.

Yesterday, I continued to chill at Frank's house, and Dan called while we were playing a James Bond game. We decided to go to Uno's for lunch at 2, and we had much fun there, well, after we found Dan, who was at Game Stop (go figure!) Dan got this bigass burger, Frank got a sizzalizzad and I got "rattlesnake pasta." Guess who felt like an ass when they ordered...After we sexed it up at Uno's we went over to Game Stop, and yeah, I'm really not much of a gamer. I was the last one there, and I waited a little while to get picked up, but my dad had to go to Redner's to go food shopping in the first place, so I just walked down to Coconuts with Cheryl. Note to self: Next time get Rooney and Interpol CDs. After that, we went home, hung out, then went to Metzer's house for dinner. I didn't really do much, just sat there and watched TV, and attempted to eat. Then we went home, and I watched Sleepless In Seattle.

Today is a nothing day. I called Jeff to see if we were doing anything because yesterday we couldn't and yeah. Best conversation ever. He said it wouldn't work because he's eating late or something, hahaha. We're a perfect couple, really. So, I'm sitting here, watched the Nutty Professor and stuff. Maybe I'll start reading Dracula later, probably not. Tomorrow I have to start doing an Archaelogy camp with my aunt, fun stuff. If some kid doesn't end up getting my hospitalized, I'll blog tomorrow.

Oh, and before I forget, HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY SCOTT!...even though you're sitting on the couch right next to me. Anyway, I hope he has a good birthday, stupid little monkey...


3:58 PM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Friday, July 04, 2003

Tonight was perfect. Well, as perfect as it can be when you're with your two little brothers and mom. I'm not even putting adjectives in because I'm in a good mood.

Today was ok. Woke up, went to Ringing Rocks with the gang (you know, the place where you hit rocks with a hammer and they make neato noises?) Then we went to pick up Scott, and his artwork, from this art camp he did for the past 2 weeks. Scott's talented, despite his motivation problem, he just needs to be pushed a little. Or poked. Or kicked in the shins. You get my point.

Tonight, after that stuff, we went down to go to the Phillies game. Because we got there around 4:30-5, we decided to take a stroll through Penn's Landing and look at some ships. Then, we headed off to Veterans Stadium, and check this out, for once in my life, I HAD connections. My mom knows this guy, Jim, who's doing something with the new stadium, so we got 100-level seats and V.I.P. parking! 100-level seats, if you didn't know, are the seats RIGHT by the field, in the little box-like things. So life was good. The Phillies were playing the Chicago Cubs, and in the beginning, the Cubs were winning 2-0. Then, the Phils started to pick things up, and ended winning 12-2! It was so cool, when we got to see everything up close, even ol' Sosa (boo.) My mom and brothers were on Fan-O-Vision, and yes, they were also on tv! I was somehow MIA when this happened. My brothers got to get a picture with Phil and Phillis, these colonial mascot thingies, and we also saw the Philly Phanatic. My brother managed to spill his soda like 10 minutes into the game, and when I was eating my ice cream out of this little plastic Phillies cap and was drinking the liquid ice cream out of it, my mom started laughing, and as a result I started laughing and didn't stop until all of the ice cream in my mouth was leaked out of my mouth. Mmmm yummy. My mom got this thing from Kohl's and it was a headband with two springs coming out of them and little plastic red and white windmill things on top, and some lady took my mom's picture when she was dancing with them on her head. It was great, I even told her how to do the "Sprinkler." People kept asking her where she got them, and one lady said, "I told my daughter I wanted them, and she said she'd disown me if I put them on!" Hahaha! The people next to us gave my brothers these glowbands to wear, which was really nice.

After the awesomely awesome game, there were the fireworks. I can say that the fireworks were hands down the best I've ever seen. Ever. I can't even describe how spectacular they were, I actually almost started crying they were so beautiful. I just wish that everyone could have seen them, everyone was just stupefied. My mom captured some of it on tape, then she ran out of tape, but the tape probably doesn't do it justice, because the feeling of witnessing something like that, it just blows you away. While the fireworks were going, they were playing patriotic songs, and I know this sounds corny, but I did realize what a great country I live in, and I think I take it for granted very often. I also wished that everyone around the world could just stop what they're doing and see fireworks like that. This probably sounds so lame, but something so great like that just sticks in your mind, I still can't get over it. I looked over when this was going on, and I saw a sign for the Jefferson Memorial Hospital and it said, "Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW" and I thought, "Man, I WISH Jeff was here right now to share this moment with me!" Unfortunetly, I couldn't "wish" him there, but nonetheless, it was amazing. I'll stop talking about it now, because by trying to describe it I'm just rambling on and on and on...

I'm going to go to bed now. Happy 4th, since it IS the 4th of July as of about 15 minutes ago!


12:20 AM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

3 of Jacquie's favorite Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

#20: I guess of all my uncles, I liked Uncle Cave Man the best. We called him Uncle Cave Man because he lived in a cave and because sometimes he'd eat one of us. Later on we found out he was a bear.

#95: If God dwells inside us, like some people say, I sure hope He likes enchiladas, because that's what He's getting!

#14: Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet? And also, you're drunk.

Long live Jack Handey!
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12:26 AM | Jacquie | 0 comments links to this post

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

So nothing terribly eventful here. Last night, Jeff came over and had dinner and we went in the hot tub and such. Fun stuff!

Today, I woke up really late, at about 11:30 or so, and my aunt told me that Mahalalizzle (Dan) had stopped by, wondering if his DDR pad covers were here. Unfortunetly, I was asleep, and they are currently at my duddy's house. Sorry Dan. So, I read Harry Potter until about 9 tonight, I got dressed and took a shower around 5 because I'm too damn lazy to interrupt my Harry Potter time.

Eating and sometimes talking is a tad painful right now. I went to the orthodontist yesterday, and now, there is a bracket on each of my back molars...on the INSIDE of my mouth. So, my tongue is constantly being poked, but my aunt went and got me some wax, because I ran out, and it's called "Wild Wax" and it's grape flavored, but it only smells like it. I'm so deprived of that grape-y goodness. Hopefully, I can taste the lime when I run out of the grape.

I'm 5. Bye.


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