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I just want you all to know that I have the best boyfriend in the world. I'm overwhelmed with anxiety about my first trial next week and he is taking me to our tenth (or something) Red Sox game of the season tonight. So...be jealous.
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kwizzle:
You are kick-ass; you will kick ass.
abevigoda:
You are the Red Sox, the prosecution are the Devil Rays. biggrin

You'll be great.

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I'm feeling all whiny and sad-sack even though I have absolutely no reason to. I have two weeks off before I start work, I'm going to NYC this weekend, the boy surprised me not long ago with a random road trip to a concert. I honestly think I'm still suffering the after-effects of the bar exam. I still feel sort of tense...
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donzell:
Have a good time in NYC. The vacation will do you good.
judypatricia:
So glad I got to meet you!
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So tomorrow is the first day of my last year of law school. I wonder if it will be my last first day of school ever. I don't necessarily want it to be, but I also feel like I've been lucky to find my "calling" of sorts in what I'm doing. But who knows, maybe one day I'll decide I'd...
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thelibra:
In that case...thank you! kiss

I got worried because there was nothing else indicating who they were from on the packing slip, so it was a little erm....weird. But I'm glad it was you biggrin
_elichrusos:
And she's still awake!

Go to bed. wink wink
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I think I walked approximately 7 miles yesterday. I pretty much - and I am not exaggerating here - covered most of the island of Manhattan. Just because I could. Just because I love it so much that I actually cried. Just because my head was filled with so many thoughts that walking all over the city was the only thing that seemed logical.
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subrosa:
Sure. I'll probably talk to him sometime tomorrow. I'm sure he'll be happy to talk to you.
midnight8x:
i dunno if i could live in NYC, i didn't mind visiting it... maybe I take Yankees fans too serious. That, and the overwhealming feeling i'm walking with androids.. but maybe that's the best part?
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You know what one of the greatest feelings in the world is? The absence of pain. And I'm not talking about everyday, feeling-good-about-things, I'm talking that moment (and subsequent moments) after suffering intense, horrible physical pain and realizing that it's no longer there.

I won't go into all the gritty details - suffice to say that I spent most of last night...
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7deuce:
sometimes it's hard to let people help you. i know i have built a wall and won't let in anyone though i wish i would. glad you are feeling better.
7deuce:
i was wondering if you still wanted to catch a game at hooters? my schedual is going to clear up a lot after this week. or at least until school starts in september. so if it is something you still want to do cool. if not i understand.
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I'm officially single again.


And it sucks.


And I hate crying this much.


And I want to just be happy.


And all I can do is cry.
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gardiac:
aahhh frown that sucks! but...being single is fun sometimes smile i hope you feel better!
7deuce:
i hope all is as well as it can be... and that we are still up for saturday. do you want to hang out before/after the game?
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I think that my Saturday evening at Bailey's Cabaret Night in Worcester is best summed up by a list of awards rather than just a mundane re-telling of shenanigans:

- Best Revival of 80s Metal - Bailey, who donned a white trash wig and rocked out to Twisted Sister while simultaneously getting naked. (Oh, you just wait for her next set).
- Couple So Cute You Want...
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oracle:
fine I guess I will take that wink
mistakesmade:
Hey hey! Just wanted to let you know I posted my set in hopefuls!! I would love everyones feedback and advice for my next set, please Check it out here.

Here's a few pics to motivate you!




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My weekend in NYC started off great. I saw my friends, I walked through the whole city, I got to see John triumphantly run the Olympic Torch in Central Park. But then late Saturday night I got a message from my brother. I knew something was wrong because my brother never sends me text messages, and he spelled out my entire name, which isn't...
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alkaholic23:
i'm sorry to hear about your grandfather frown ...
nuclear_mullah:
I am really sorry about your loss. I'm sure your Gramps is looking down on you with a proud smile.

P.S. You're far hotter than Meg White.
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I have been riding the Boston T since I was a small child, and have been riding it largely alone since I have been a teenager. Not until last night have I ever felt uncomfotable or threatened. I left the SGBoston dinner (happy birthday, Sid!), which was great fun, but I couldn't go clubbing with everyone due to transportation issues. So I went down...
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boundcreature:
Cripes. I'm so sorry to hear that. That is never a good situation to be in.

Honestly, the smart thing to do would've been to take the friendly couple up on their offer and wait for the next train. It is always better to be safe than sorry. I used to teach rape awareness / women's self-defense seminars with my martial arts instructor in Pennsylvania and the cornerstone of all of that teaching was to try your best to avoid being in those situations in the first place or to get out of them as fast as possible.

Your instincts were pretty dead on though, finding a public spot with a lot of people is the best thing you can do. You could have also considered getting off at a very public stop (but there may not have been any if thats the line I think it is). It can be a hard thing to break that "T Silence" like Felicia says, but you can also try to just ask for help with your eyes, people can usually understand body language and (I'd like to think) most people would step in and help in that situation.

Also, this is kind of a last ditch, last resort, thing to do. But if you ended up in that situation of being alone in a bad situation with a potential predator (like if you couldn't beat him off the train or find a conductor) then your best option is to grip your keychain in your palm, with the keys sticking out between your fingers while you make a fist. If, as terrible as this sounds, you are about to be vicitimized, then your best bet is to punch the fucker in the face or throat.

(They actually make a key chain weapon for this purpose, I bought one for my ex- when she went to Penn State).

I'm glad you got home safe, it was very cool to meet you, hopefully we'll run into one another again.
scooter11:
eeek Glad you made it safely. (That reminds me of a bad experience in the D.C. subway, although it's a little different for women I'm sure.)

Alas, the UWS will be way out of my price range, I'm afraid. frown (One of the profs in the department bought a 3-story brownstone near the Natural History Museum for $100,000--ah, to have started teaching in the 70s.) I can see ending up in Brooklyn or Queen's for a few years, which is OK. I am looking forward to it, though.

You met Brie--I am so jealous! love (Of both of you, of course.)


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I've known forever that smells are some of the most potent triggers of memories, but when it happens, the sheer force of it still overpowers me. It happened twice today and physically made me stop in my tracks both times. I almost always use the back entrance to my apartment building, as that's where our parking lot is. But today, I walked out...
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einzel:
I always smell certain smells and I know they remind me of something, but I can't remember what..it's like my mind gets stuck trying to recall, and then I feel all freaked out and confused...
If no one takes that ticket I'd love to go with you, btw smile
egon:
Wow.
I don't think a smell has every done that for me.
Work is depressing. People want a lot of stuff, but they sure don't want to pay more taxes.