16 October 2007


Currently Listening
So Impossible
By Dashboard Confessional
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Basically I've been keeping myself extremely busy with work and hanging out in the suite with my friends and baking cakes for TKEs. Art History exam was totally amazing and fun and I aced it, leaving me feeling confident and happy with choosing Art History as my major once again. The Bioneers Conference is this weekend in Grinnell, Iowa and I'm really looking forward to it, even though I've never done anything like this and I'm not even sure of what we'll be doing and stuff, but it's going to be really awesome. What else is going on? Well, my Holocaust In Film and Theatre course ends this Thursday, leaving me with two classes for the last three weeks of the term, while still earning a full three credits (jealous, yes). I pick classes next week, and it's looking like Art History 106 (Renassaince to Modern Art), 19th Century Art and Architecture, and Introduction to Printmaking. It looks like this winter is going to be spent in The Center For Fine Arts and I'm really not complaining. I also have a meeting with Dean Romano to talk about gallery spaces Julia and I are psyched about, so I'm looking forward to that.

In other news, my family is moving the new place officially one week from Friday. I'm really excited and nervous, but it's going to be great, I know it.

Leandra visited, and it was amazing. I spent a lot of time in The Spaceship this past weekend, and I really enjoyed webcamming from the closet. This past weekend was great on campus. Nick Regiacorte did a poetry reading with this guitarist he met on a Fulbright trip to Florence year ago, and it was really a beautiful experience. It was nice to hear him read and the guitarist play, as they bounced energies and inspirations from one another. It also solidified that I want to study abroad in Florence with Regiacorte next fall, it's going to be amazing. Artsplosion! the open art collective performance and visual art show at the other Spaceship was amazing as well, and it was totally awesome to see that Regiacorte and the guitarist came to do an encore performance. The bluegrass band from Galesburg was probably the highlight of the night, although Ben Scott's dance duet was pretty great. The party at Sigma Nu later on was really awesome too, which made for an overall great night, not to mention Leandra got to be here for it. Thrifting was great on Saturday and I got the best fur hat ever. I'm hoping to represent Russia on United Nations Day next week by wearing it.

OH TWO OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS GOT SELECTED TO BE PUBLISHED IN CATCH, THE LITERARY AND ART MAGAZINE. That's the big news for me. I should write more, but I'm too busy living and stuff.

Love, love, love, Sandy

06 October 2007

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Currently Listening
Oh You're So Silent Jens
By Jens Lekman
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This has been a weird week. I'm doing really well in my enviro
class, as in, I'm getting a B+!!! That's the highest grade I've ever
gotten in a science class. I have some art history studying to get
to but I'd just like everyone to know that yesterday my enviro class
met and had our class on the top of the science building. We talked
about population growth and defended my right to have babies. It
was the hottest October 5, ever recorded in Galesburg history. It's
been a hot few days, I hope it turns into fall soon, so winter will
start and then we can have winter break. Oh and my Jens Lekman
tickets arrived in the mail yesterday. LEANDRA COMES SOON.

Happy 21 Mari-san!

02 October 2007

Monday, October 01, 2007

Currently Listening
Girls and Boys
By Ingrid Michaelson
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I'm not sure if things are good because things happen to be good, or if because I'm working hard to making them good. But things are good regardless. I went home two weekends ago, and it was really nice to sleep in my own bed and see my family and all that jazz. Alana made a great passenger for both rides, seeing as she always knows how to make me laugh. It's weird knowing that my family is really moving, but like I've said, it's really exciting. There's a for-sale sign outside of my 'old house' which kind of makes me uncomfortable, but whatever, I'm getting a new room for new memories and experiences.
I just bought two tickets to see Jens Lekman in Chicago on Friday November 2, now all I need is a date! I'll find someone I'm sure, maybe I'll make Ashley come with me, or Schmathy even though she doesn't really like Jens (how couldn't she though). I've been listening to all sorts of good tunes lately, but Jens seems to be my weapon of choice, and that Ingrid Michaelson song from the Old Navy commercials "The Way I Am". It's pretty much the best thing ever right now.
Last weekend I went to Iowa City to see Ashley, Todd and Ben Kweller for free. It was totally great, and Kathy came with me, which was really nice. We had hot wings and pizza while watching Romeo + Juliet, and it was a really nice nice night. Saturday night was really fun also. Kathy and I made Sangria and had a nice time talking with Adam Soto, and shooting hoops with the transfer boys on our floor was great! The Control Party at Jazz House was really fun (once it got started), and after the party we hit up The Spaceship, where we did our thing, and then watched some Hanson and Aaron Carter videos. GREAT weekend.
Classes are classes. I'm really liking my environmental teacher, but I'm not having the easiest time with the tests, which I thought I would for some reason or another. Art History is going well, and I'm kind of really digging pre-historic art. Kathy and I are totally down with Aegean art, seriously, it's really great and organic and colorful.
Um what else can I say? My suite is really great. My classes are all right. I'm probably taking Art History 106, 19th Century Art and Architecture, and Printmaking next term (two of the classes Kathy will probably be in!). I really love art history, and I look forward to continuing my love of it next term.
No updates on the gallery, but I'm hoping some are soon to come.
I swam laps tonight with Abby, and I'm really loving our weekly excursions to the pool.
Oh, I have my radio show Thursday nights at 7 Central so if you're interested in tuning in, check out this site: http://deptorg.knox.edu/wvkc/.

That's all for now readers, talk later.

Ciao
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