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A blog about my life, universe, etc. At any given time you might find something endlessly interesting or just me ruminating on something else, which no one (not even myself) finds interesting. That's the way blogs go, I suppose. Anyway, I was eleventh in line, and you weren't. Hah!

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Columbus, OH
Political Score:
Temp @ JPMorgan Chase
Ohio State University
Political Science, International Studies
High School: Home Educated
Reading, standing in line for things, writing, research

About My Family
My mom is a
lawyer in Pickerington; my stepdad and dad are computer guys, and my stepmom (who works with my dad) is an engineer. My sisters are, in order of age, a photographer, an artist, and a person too young to have her own website. My brothers are, in order of age, living up north, and again, a person too young to have a website. At some point soon I'll be collecting links for my aunts, uncle, and cousins. ^_^

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NaNoWriMo 2007:
My Novel: Cipere Lumen

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NaNoWriMo 2006:
My Novel: The Manatee Conspiracy

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My Novel: Beyond the Cliffs of Kefira

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NaNoWriMo 2004:
My Novel: sul Okyar tir taTz'ileea

National Novel Writing Month

Tuesday, May 31, 2005
The other thing that the Star Wars line did for me? Wreck my physical discipline. Seriously, I've totally lost momentum in terms of walking -- I'm like, back to January's levels (speed, endurance, etc.) Bleh!!! I'll have to work twice as hard as I was before the line, because I can't stand falling behind. Anyway, today I did about 20 minutes, including warm-up time, and walked about a mile (including almost five full minutes at 2.0 miles per hour -- yelch!) I stopped mostly because of my "bleh" feeling (as opposed to pain or whatever.) I have to get back into my fun walking mental space; tomorrow I'll start back up with the spreadsheets and all (nothing like competing against your own best record.) For now, though, I'm going to wallow in self-pity. Bleh!


New Scripture!  
Okay, it's not really new, but it's new to you! Actually, I rather hope not; this new Scripture of the Moment was one of the scriptures most quoted at General Conference this April (alongside Joseph Smith History 1:25,) and I like it. Reminds me of the whole free agency thing -- and reminds me that while I have an obligation to share the Gospel, I am not the one responsible for choosing the path others follow. In other words, if you don't listen, it's on your head. Heh.

2 Nephi 2:27

Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.

No new quote for the moment, I'll take care of that later. I'll also probably talk some more about the most quoted scriptures from Conference -- there are some interesting patterns. ^_^


I stood in line for Star Wars...  
And all I have to show for it are great memories, great friends, a DVD player, a Jedi robe, a lightsabre, a bunch of other new toys, experiences to last a lifetime, and a deep and abiding distrust of several media organizations and one or two websites. Heh.

The line was awesome -- 47 days of ups and downs and sleeping in tents (or not, a few nights) and taking breaks at ColdStone and Universal City Walk. The movie was awesome -- go see it now. Both could have been better, but who cares now, hmmm? We live in a fallen world and I'm glad I went and =P to everything else.

Ironically, the longer I wait to explain things, the harder it is to put them into words. It's more and more a matter of expressing feelings -- and never mind the details of specific events. I may end out writing it all down, but I kind of don't think it's going to go on the blog, oddly enough. I'll probably start posting the interviews I did during the line as a kidn of compensation. If anyone has any specific questions, feel free to ask... we raised over $32,000 for the charity ($22,000 in individual donations and eBay auctions; $10,000 from Netflix) and had about 185 participants (about 100 of whom met all the minimums and saw the movie at one of the two theatres.) And, like I said, I had fun (and learned a lot about myself and others.) Cool, huh?

Yeah, that's all I have to say about it for now. Weird.


Thursday, May 26, 2005
Rumors of my death are...  
Completely -- okay, fine, there weren't any rumors. But people were concerned because I haven't updated my blog, which is understandable. No one else in the line updated their blogs, btw -- Bryan and Mike in particular (Bryan [1st] did the MTV blog, Mike [14th] did the BBC blog, and I helped on the LUN blog for a bit.) Indeed, I probably updated more frequently during the line than any other LUN blogger. Certainly more than anyone in the top 20.

Anyway, the movie was awesome, the line was awesome, and I fly home in two more days. I was 3rd, with 871 hours logged, and went to church all but two Sundays (no one could wake me up for those two...) Twas fun. I am looking forward to going home and sleeping in my own bed and going to work and stuff again, though.

Oh! Let me take this opportunity to thank everyone, especially Gene and Caroline, for helping keep me spoiler free. The movie was quite a trip; the first Star Wars movie I basically knew nothing about before watching. Too fun. Will elaborate more once I'm home and have some down time. ^___^


Because only so many people can be eleventh in line.