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Goodbye old life
Monday. 9.22.08 12:36 am
I am officially moved into my dorm. I feel like I am on an unexpectedly permanent jump rope trip away from home...very strange indeed....

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Saturday. 9.6.08 1:09 pm
So I'm a little behind on the times. I just watched Donnie Darko for the first time yesterday and it pretty much blew my mind. I love the kinds of movies that make you stand up and go "what the fuck?!" after watching them...and then of course thinking I'm going to see Frank standing around somewhere in all his menacing, bunny-rabbit creepiness. Shoot. The director's cut definitely de-mystifies a lot of the film, but even then considering the time travel paradox and the theological element is really something to try and wrap your mind around. I think it takes a philosophy junkie like me to appreciate this stuff

Basically, if you have not seen this movie, do so immediately.

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So I've reached the point where I'm not leaning so much on mom and dad anymore. Like I said, I'm behind on the times. But it's progress, and the best part is that it's exciting! Progress is exciting! So hopefully I will find some newfound motivation in all of this progress, because I definitely need to get my ass in gear and accomplish some of the things I should've done a very long time ago.

In other news, I got an email from the UW newspaper, The Daily, saying I should apply and whatnot. I've shifted away from journalism in the past 2 months (at least I'm changing my mind before school starts), but hey if they're going to hand me an application I'm not going to turn down the offer. There's a 10 week crash course in journalism and even then that's not a guarantee of employment...but I think it's worth the shot.

My 3 new favorite things
  • Donnie Darko

  • The Daily Show

  • Scooby Doo


Muffy over and out!

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Do not try to bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead, try to realize the truth. There is no spoon. Then you will see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.
I has been tagged!
Friday. 8.29.08 11:02 pm
So I got tagged by Renaye a million years ago, and a million years later here I am with my response!

Rules :
1. Each player of this game starts off with 15 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself.
2. People who get tagged need to write a post of their own 15 weird things/habits/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly.
3. At the end, you need to choose 10 people to be tagged and list their names.
4. No tag backs!!


1.) Why so serious?
I'm obsessed with the character Heath Ledger created when he played The Joker. I do little impressions when people aren't around...they're so simple and easy, but they're so fun. If Hollywood approached me to take on the role of The Joker I would take it at the drop of a hat...despite the fact that I have no acting experience AND that this will never happen haha.

2.) The funnel chest
I have a moderate case of Pectus Excavatum (Google it...but keep in mind that mine is definitely not as extreme as many of the results you'll see). I used to be very self-conscious about it, but I don't care so much anymore. The only thing that bothers me is that it might be affecting my athletic performance(decreased chest cavity and therefore smaller lung capacity and a possibility of the sternum pressing up against the heart). I don't know if I'm worrying too much or if my concerns are legitimate

3.) Moderately modest
I hesitate showing people my jump roping or piano skills not because I'm modest, but because it makes me feel guilty for showing off. Secretly, I love the attention

4.) What Is Love
I will spontaneously break into song and dance if I hear What Is Love by Haddaway.

5.) Crap
I avoid pooping in public bathrooms at all costs. Actually, I just hate poop in general.

6.) Back to the books
When I was younger I used to write stories in spiral-bound notebooks, all of them about Beebo the Mutant Sloth and usually involving dragons or even Pokemon, back when they were still popular. My inspiration for "Beebo the Mutant Sloth" came from a sock puppet by the same name from an episode of America's Funniest Home Videos (back in the Bob Sagget days).

7.) Nerd
In eigth grade my hair was shaped like a mushroom, I had a rolling backpack, glasses, and a big rain jacket during fall and winter. Fun stuff!

8.) Wtf?
This survey thing is taking way longer than it should.

9.) Woops
When my sister and I were little, I pretended to Power Ranger-kick her in the bathroom while we were brushing our teeth. I didn't actually hit her, but she thought I was going to, so she stumbled backwards and fell into the toilet.

10.) Uh uh uh uh
If I'm around someone I'm not comfortable with, I try and finish my sentences way too fast and I end up stuttering like crazy.

11.) The Ultimate Weblog Community
I love how Nutang doesn't tolerate annoying members. I try not to participate in the bashing, but I get a kick out of watching a member getting driven from the site by our rantings. It seems a little bit immoral and elitist, but if you're ignorant and irritating, gtfo!

12.) A real bad listener
I'm really bad at finding new music because I'm too impatient to sit through and listen to a whole song. The only way I can find new bands / artists is if I hear one of their good songs FIRST. Although, speaking of being a bad listener...sometimes I can hold conversations with people while thinking about something else entirely. I dunnno, I speak words but my mind can be wandering elsewhere...

13.) Dirty little secret
Once upon a time I had a blog hidden away within the depths of the internet that had all of my rantings and problems about the world...and it had some angry things that I've never said to any of my friends' faces. Like you would see in a movie, someone stumbled upon it and sent me a rather angry message on Myspace. Since then it's been taken down and our friendship still stands, but it was definitely an "oh shit" moment.

14.) Phobia
There are only two things in life that I'm really afraid of. The first one is the trying new things that stretch my comfort zone, and the second is regret or a missed opportunity. Honorable mentions include spiders, awkward moments, failure, and deep, dark, open water.

15.) Let's put a smile on that face
Unless it's an extremely powerful onset of happiness, I'm really bad at showing excitement. It's mostly an inward thing. Sometimes this comes off as me just being a Debbie Downer, but I can't FAKE being outwardly exuberant . My body language just isn't very emotionally expressive.

TAGGED:
Stevo
Jon
Randy
Dotty
LS
Nuttz - Already tagged
Kelsey
Heidi
Aji
The GF :)

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OMGZ PHELPS
Monday. 8.18.08 4:18 am
All of this Michael Phelps hype is driving me a little bit crazy. 8 gold medals in one Olympic games is pretty ridiculous, and he is a beast at swimming, but the greatest Olympian of all time? That's pushing it. I guess all the media attention is fine for now, but I hope the commotion has died down by 2012 in London. I think Milorad Cavic was onto something when he said that a loss by Phelps would be good for the sport of swimming...no one is invincible. World records would be pointless if they weren't meant to be broken.

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Nothing at all
Wednesday. 8.13.08 8:51 pm
I know it sounds ridiculous, but I've been hard-presed to find things to do lately. Communicating with jump ropers via Facebook is only satisfying when people are online, and there isn't practice for the rest of the summer so I'm struggling to find the motivation to go sweat it out outside. The only reliable source of entertainment these days are the Olympics, which are amazing but that's more of a late-night thing. What to do with the rest of the day??

Nothing. But that's ok, after a month of travelling and jumping around, I figure a little bit of downtime isn't going to kill me...but it sure feels like it...

Anyhow, my friends have been giving me crap for not rooting on the home team. I don't care, I want China to win. It's my heritage man, I can't forsake that...and plus, all they do with their lives is train a single sport, it'd be nice if they were HAPPY for once with getting a gold medal. Oh and let me just say that if I were any of the swimmers in the Water Cube, the last thing I would want to do after winning a gold medal is go stand next to that lady and get interviewed by her terribly posed questions.

I really don't have anything else to say, which is probably apparent from my random blabbering. I think I shall end this now and go eat something. That's always a good cure for boredom, I just have remind myself how lucky I am to have good metabolism every time I down 3 bowls of cereal for a snack. Yummy...

Muffy over and out!
P.S. I shall comment later after I finish my 3 bowls of cereal :)

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Can't get it out of my head
Thursday. 8.7.08 1:05 pm


I still can't get the trip out of my head. It's been almost a week but it feels like forever. I've been jump roping in the backyard almost everyday, despite the fact that Nationals isn't for another year. I think I might have a problem...a healthy addiction. Better than an unhealthy addiction, right?

I had a biopsy on this blotchy skin abnormality on my upper forearm. So now there's a nice little gouge where they cut the skin out and it's really starting to get annoying. Whenever I put it under water it turns completely white so I have nooo idea what's up with that. Maybe I'm like a mutant now, or something. I should join the X-men.

Basically I'm bored out of my mind, as you have no doubt deduced by now from my ramblings. I think I'll just shut up and go comment on some blogs, hopefully that will entertain me for a while.

Muffy over and out!
P.S. I may have to play video games again. Omg.

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2 weeks later, back in the States
Thursday. 7.31.08 6:24 pm
I'M BACK FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
The bolded, capital letters hardly reflect how I'm really feeling at the moment. I don't REALLY feel like exerting the energy to blog the details of my amazing trip, but if I dont do it now I never will. So here goes:

Business first. Here's how I placed:
  • Gold medal for overall single rope (team division)

  • Silver medal for 30 second speed (masters division)

  • Bronze medal for overall master (masters division)


For a world championship, I'd have to say I'm pretty satisfied .

But the most memorable part of competition wasn't winning. I love being part of a crowd that is so full of energy, always rooting on the home team (or in this case, Team USA). There were five times during the tournament when the crowd lost it, and those were times that I will never forget. Twice when the all-male group nailed both double dutch routines, once when Tori Boggs made a perfect freestyle, once when Robbie Csontos gave the best single rope performance I have seen in my life, and once when all 15 nations attending the World Championships joined the South African team in a chant that lasted for probably 10 minutes. I was hoarse for a day...it hurt to talk, but it felt so good.

And then there were the townships. After the competition, Team USA divided into subgroups and joined teams from other countries to engage in an outreach program that would spread jump rope to several townships neighboring Cape Town. What I saw on that day I will probably never forget. Driving to the school we passed countless shacks, hardly qualifying as dwellings, some with a sheet metal roof and others constructed completely of cardboard. The living conditions were shocking.

The school itself was hardly recognizable...it was surrounded by a perimeter of barbed wire and metal fences that made it appear to be more of a war zone then a center of learning. And yet the kids were all so happy. We took a group picture with them at the end and I asked some of them their names...then they asked me if schools in America were like the ones in South Africa. I will probably never forget that moment.

Before we left, I gave my jump rope to their teacher. It was just a little reminder that the world is so much bigger than some of the petty things that go on in our lives.

The next day started on less solemn note; a trip down South Africa's coast and some truly amazing views. I uploaded the scenery to my gallery. The sun was perfect, the sand was perfect, and I was enjoying it all with some of my favorite people on Earth, literally. And now look at me, writing on a laptop back in the States, just biding my time until something equally exciting comes along. But I know it won't.


I'm not going to go into the details...like the strange flushing mechanics of the toilets, crazy driving, or how there are no clocks anywhere. Just know that it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will NEVER forget. 100% gauranteed to last in my memory. I came away from this trip with a little more than memories; a quote from Motion City Soundtrack:

"What doesn't kill us makes us who we are."
Use it.

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OKTHXBYE
Saturday. 7.19.08 9:02 am
CRAP. I'm so bad at this...
Okay, for the last time, I am leaving. But when I get back, I will finally comment on all the entries that I have missed over the past...month. And then everything will be happy again. So until then, I will be in Africa getting my ass kicked at Worlds, yay . Muffy over and out!

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