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1. 12/16/08: The sky is so fucking gorgeous. It's all purple and pink and dark gold where the sun is coming up.

2. 3/20/09: Watched the sun come up in a grey sky over the beach in Galway.

3-10. 5/18/09: Since getting my job at the Arsenal, I've had to catch the bus at 5:30 every morning to get out there. Because of this I've seen lots of absolutely gorgeous sunsets over the Mississippi. I've lived here over a quarter century and never really took any notice of how brilliant the sky can be in the mornings.
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December 3rd, 2008: Applied online to UmeƄ University's Master's program in Tourism. I also printed out the cover sheet, which I need to mail along with a copy of my passport which has been signed and stamped by a Notary Public. I also faxed three transcript requests today. That means I have one left, and I have to wait until my balance clears on January 18th. But I can do that one online, so hopefully it'll get there really quick. Now I'm just waiting on my advisor to write the letter I need. I emailed her Monday with no response, and if I haven't heard from her by tomorrow night I'm emailing again.

But, yeah. That's all I can really do from my end. Here's hoping.

May 11th, 2009: Lund University admitted me to their Master's program in Geographical Information Systems last Thursday, and my student aid has been approved. First check will be disbursed on August 17th. I'm moving to Pite on the 19th if all goes according to plan, so I can go down to Lund and pick up my check when it gets to the school. Now I just need to apply for my residence permit.

So happy I can barely breathe right. lol
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I sent off the form last week, and got a call yesterday so they could take my credit card number for payment. I'm approved, I just have to fax them the form so I can buy travel insurance. I'm going to Ireland!! I'm really excited. :D

Update: I now have all my paperwork, and insurance has been purchased. I also booked my flight, yay!!
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Due to circumstances beyond my control (visa stuff) I wasnt able to finish this by the date. Still, I booked it ten days later so it still counts.
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I bought a Zune on ebay. 30GB, cost me $40.

I'm already wondering if i really need that much room. All my music is on it and it doesn't even take up half. I'm kinda thinking of reselling it and getting a nice little 2GB Skullcandy one. I like the Zune, I just really don't see the need to try to watch movies when I'm running around. I'm gonna sleep on it for a couple days, but I'm already feeling like maybe I never got one before for a reason. There are a lot more important things.

But whether I keep it or not, I completed the task.Yay me.
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I've done this for the past two months, so I'm counting this as completed. Being freelance makes it really tough to do this one longterm, lol. Half the time, I don't have any money to actually put in there, because i don't get paid on a monthly basis.

Then again, I don't usually spend much money on a day-to-day basis, and basically everything sits in my account no matter what. I put it all in there and then just live off it, lol. I'm just happy that with all the medical stuff for the past two months, I've managed to save quite a bit more than I'd anticipated. So, while the task as listed is complete, this is one I'm hoping I'll be able to follow the rest of my life.
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I don't know why I called my grandpa, but I did. For some reason, instead of just depressing me to no end, what happened yesterday pissed me off. And I guess it was good, because instead of just listening to and accepting what he said, I fought back. I don't often do that when it comes to things about myself.

I basically just told him that he has no right to treat me like crap just because I'm family, and that just because I'm different than he is doesn't mean I'm less of a person.

I also emailed my dad. I don't expect a reply, but I told him that I've really been thinking about a lot of things lately, and that a lot of the things he did to me hurt. I asked why I was never good enough for him to feel anything about, one way or the other. Like I said, i don't expect he'll reply, but somehow it helped to get it off my chest.

I'm counting this as completed because it's HUGE for me. I've never stood up for myself before, when I really think about it. I kinda like  how it feels. Even if I'm wrong.
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Since today was the official start date for my list, i decided to do a few things on it. The one I'm most proud of doing is #37, to stop making people a priority when they only make me an option.

Last January I started talking regularly with my friend Becky. We planned on going to L3 together, and she was a really good friend. We talked every few days on the phone, and while she sometimes said things that made me feel like shit, she was generally nice to me.

We had a good time at L3, or at least I thought so. But I guess while we were there, she started to think the people she met there were cooler than I was or something. I don't really know how it happened, since we'd been friends for a long time and she just binge drank with these people for three days. Still, since we've been back she's seemed to be avoiding my calls. We haven't spoken for a couple weeks now, where it used to be almost every day. On her Myspace, she moved one of her drinking buddies ahead of me on her friends list. (which isn't a big thing, but still...)

Now, granted, people grow out of friendships every day. And maybe me not drinking, when she seems to do a lot of it, is a reason for her not to like me as  much. Still, it hurts. But I've made my peace with it. I haven't done anything to her, and I've done all I can to be a good friend. So, if she wants to throw me aside because she hung out with "cooler" people for a weekend, so be it. She's not good for my self-esteem anyway, since some of the things she says about my weight, my depression and my bisexuality hurt me.

I've realized that I don't need to be the one constantly making an effort. I'm a good friend, and there's no reason for me to constantly get walked all over. I shouldn't be made to feel inferior just because someone deems me "uncool" to talk to or hang out with.


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