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Friday. 7.15.11 11:53 am
Why on earth is blogging so hard. Can someone answer me this question?? You'd think it would be the easiest thing to get on the computer and type out something about YOURSELF...I mean does anyone NOT enjoy discussing their own life with internet strangers every now and then?? I don't get it. But anyway, after much ado, Muffy is back!

I've been in Galveston Island, TX and Washington DC for the past two weeks(ish)...an amazing experience. Being in that kind of environment surrounded by those people constantly reminds me why I love jumping rope. And of course I got to see my special someone :) .

The World Jump Rope championships in Washington DC was one of the coolest tournaments I've been to in a while. Everything about it was awesome. The location really, really grew on me. DC is quite a cool place! We stayed like a 15 min walk away from the White House. The tournament itself was freaking AMAZING...so much cool, new stuff, and the best part is that people from all over the world got to see it. I never got to posting it, but there was a live stream of the event....25,000 hits from 25 countries. So cool.

There were 5 kids from Tanzania and Kenya who came to the tournament, most of them homeless....my coach and another jumper, Mike Fry, were responsible for bringing them over. Having them there, and having other countries there, totally changed the atmosphere. It felt like something NEW.

Ahhh anyway...I did pretty well :) I will post videos. I got 3rd place at Grand Nationals for my single rope freestyle, and we won Grand Worlds for double dutch pairs freestyle. I'm sooo happy with my team! I love the feeling of hitting a routine, absolutely love it.

Here's a vid of one of our routines....stupid misses, but the crowd loved it. It's a new event called double dutch triad freestyle, where there are 3 jumpers and 2 turners.

Watch the video here!

Anyway...I'm going to go running tomorrow and then the day after...I get to pick him up from the airport :) The next 3 weeks are going to be so, so great.

And yes, I'm on Google+! If I haven't already found you, add me...and the Hangout feature sounds great for us 'Tangers with cameras! I look forward to awkward video chats with all of you.

Muffy over and out!

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REAL QUICK UPDATE
Wednesday. 6.22.11 3:27 am
This is for Zanzi, who wanted me to UPDATEEE NOOOOOOW.

Ok. I have to go to sleep...leaving tomorrow for Nationals! Life has been such a blur lately...I've been go go go go go and I LOVE IT.

I finished school 2 weeks ago...3.63 average. Not too shabby for lil 'ol Muffy, who has never exactly been a 4.0 student haha. Stayed overnight on campus on the last day and worked till the sun came up, and then some. It was awesome though.

I've been practicing non-stop for jump rope since then, and I need to give my body a freaking break...but NOPE, I'm flying to Nationals in like 6 hours. But...I don't mind, because...I get to see my special someone . I'm excited, anxious, nervous...the whole gamut. We won't get a lot of time alone together but I don't care. Just being close to each other is going to be so great. Ahhh...I should try and sleep.

Good night Nutang!
(and Ranor, why are you texting me at 3am, crazy!)

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Waiting
Wednesday. 5.4.11 6:43 am
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Flying
Friday. 4.29.11 1:57 am
Flying away to see someone special :)

I'm excited and nervous and happy to be able to finally not have to worry about a damn thing.

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GOOD FUCKING RIDDANCE
Wednesday. 4.13.11 3:06 am
WAOFEJ A FAJ F ;R/VWNKLJFJWDV/V VPPUWVNWUWVNPWOVIJWP

I hate how one little godamn detail in programming can FUCK UP EVERYTHING THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO. You know why I've been up for the last 2 hours? Trying to get PHP to collect form data and run a conditional statement to see if a couple of checkboxes were checked in an HTML form. That's it. It's actually really simple, and I've been scouring the web since 1am for a solution only to discover that the $_POST method had been saving the checkboxes into an array instead of into a simple variable....so the conditional statements where failing every time, because I wasn't checking for an array....

The solution: remove the brackets[] at the end of the attribute name.

That's it.

UGHGHGHGGHGHGGH

I want to sit here and eat this tub of licorice like a pissy bitch.

I'm 50% mad because it was such a small, stupid detail, and 40% mad because I wanted to talk to someone tonight. And 10% mad because I just get mad about being mad.

But instead of biting my own head off, I think I will think about why today was still good:
  • Improved my butterfly twists by A LOT
  • Did an killer workout at gymnastics. I literally could not support my body weight with my arms on the parallel bars, it was that bad afterwards.
  • Great lunch and seeing people today at school
.I am in love with this little gadget:


Now I am going to go shower, wake up in 5 hours, and hopefully not still be huffy.

Muffy over and out

P.S.
On second thought....why have I been so frustrated so easily lately?? There was this incident, and another one last night, and then at gymnastics, and then while driving...something has happened to my nerve endings. They are more sensitive. Perhaps I should work to numb them to the world again....

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Dog eats Muffy
Wednesday. 3.30.11 12:55 pm
I can't freaking wait for summer. Not only will it be filled with jump rope and favorite people....but there will be sunshine! I can't wait to not be ghostly white for a few months. Here are some pictures of the sky that I've taken...can't wait for that to be EVERYDAY this summer.

I bought a plane ticket to go see someone special at the end of April :) I'm so excited. Even just the thought of getting out of the plane and seeing them standing there to see me...aaah. And from there it only gets better.

dog bite
So...I got bit by a dog! In the face! Yay. It was my good friend's greyhound...which makes absolutely no sense because I've known this dog for a very long time. I made the mistake of scratching his belly, which I now know is a recurring problem because the mom got bit when she tried to do the same thing. WAY TO TELL ME. Haha...I'm actually not mad about it at all, just crossing my fingers that it doesn't scar....I just took the picture today. This is after about a week of healing.

And since I have great luck with dogs, I got ambushed by one while running at like 11:30pm last night. It was a nice doggie, but it scared the shit out of me. It took off running after I kinda roared at it in surprise haha.


A QUESTION FOR THE MEMBERS OF NUTANG...

So, would anyone be willing to commit a small portion of time to an extremely awkward Nutang skype session? I discussed this with Stevo and we both agree this is a fantastic and potentially embarrassing idea. Who's game? I think Skype supports 5-way calling now.



Also...I find this song extremely catchy and full of winning

Classes are going great, minus the part where I slept through my alarm and the first day of INFO 360...stupid Muffy, stupid. Won't happen again. This quarter is finally what I WANT to be doing: web development / design, PHP and MySQL, usability design, accessible solutions, etc. It's like the perfect blend of technology and design. I like! The only thing I feel like I'm lacking is a connection / way to make an impact on communities of people who actually need help. The software industry is great, but it really is just a platform to make money...I want to do something that will make money and make a difference. I suppose I can apply my talents to other projects once I figure out what the hell I'm doing.

That seemed kinda long. I don't know what else to say. Perhaps a brief session of musing with Muffy?
  • Going to Africa this summer! We're working with One World One Rope to teach jump rope in Kenya and Tanzania for homeless kids
  • I rarely come to this site and I'm still in the Most Active list....problem!
  • Me and the Lobster are going to take a little roadtrip to Leavenworth this weekend...we really might as well be dating.
Gosh...I really can't think of anything else.

Muffy over and OUT

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WHATS NEW MAH PEEPS
Sunday. 3.13.11 4:22 pm
HELLO EVERYONE.

Holy cow...so, I'm awful at updating this thing. I know I should be doing better. I feel like so much has happened since the last time!

Let's go over some of the highlights:
-- CIRQUE DU SOLEIL... so fucking cool. I went on this trip with the Lobster and several other Seattle folks, and even got to meet up with other jump ropers that I know! We got hired by Cirque Du Soleil to be a part of a special show for someone's 50th birthday party! Turns out that the birthday girl's husband was the owner of the Orlando Magic...and we got to go to his ritzy afterparty! Being a part of the whole production was one of the coolest things I have ever done. And we got paid $1400 and put up in a 5-star hotel!!!
-- BEST FRIEND... I have one. I love him. It's such a great feeling.
-- OTHER REASONS TO BE REALLY FUCKING HAPPY... entry below this one :)
-- SCHOOL...I finally feel like I'm learning things in my classes! And I've made some good friends too, which is awesome

Gosh what else. I don't even know. Stuff just happens, and of course I'm horrible at updating this thing.

Kathack -- Sounds sketchy, but it's actually a realllly cool little bit of Javascript and HTML5 that was developed by some students here at the University of Washington during a computer science competition called U-Hack! Take a look.
Ian Mckellen is awesome -- So is photoshop, which is responsible for this image...but still. Genius!
Validation -- If you're ever feeling a little bit lonely and don't mind spending 16 minutes of your time...this might cheer you up. Then again, I'm a sap, so don't take my word for too much :)

What's new with everybody else?? I need to go read some blogs.

It feels really really good to know that I can tell people about my life and know that they will be happy for me. The support is so awesome. And I mean that about all of you.

Muffy over and out

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Kiss
Sunday. 3.13.11 6:52 pm
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