Today was my last full day in Burlington. It's been a big mix of different emotions. I love this place, but most people have left, and I need to leave too before I start to hate it. I always want to remember this place as the greatest place ever, where lots of golden memories were made. It was hard to say goodbye to people, but I got to see almost everyone I wanted to see during my last day. Jules gave me some inspiring advice, I got to go to dinner with Nick and Izzi and catch up and plan to meet up out west, and spend some quality time with everybody else. People have been incredibly caring and friendly to me over the past four months, and for that I am grateful. I will miss some people an incredible amount, but I know they will go on to do great things and that I'll stay in contact and see them again someday (hopefully not too far on down the road). I'd like to think I've grown and learned during my summer spent in Burlington. I think the most important things I learned are that you really can do anything as long as you have the right mindset, and that telling people you care a lot about that you love them really is the most important thing. Keep your friends and loved ones close, because if you don't have love in your life, then you don't have anything at all. Stay gold.
September 7th, 2008
August 22nd, 2008
I think this has been the nicest summer I've ever had in Vermont. I've made friends with some really great people, became better friends with some people, been really active outside in the sun, and spent time outside of Burlington a fair amount. I went on a lot of bike rides, swam in the lake, played croquet in the park, saw some great shows, hitched to places I had never been to, explored and slept in the woods a few times, and spent a lot of time with some people who mean the world to me. Now I'm leaving to the west coast in less than three weeks. I'm flying into Oakland on September 10th and spending some time (although, a little less than I had wanted to) in the Bay Area and then going up to Portland to see the rest of the world. I don't know where I'm going to live yet, but I'm going to take my time figuring that out. I don't want to rush things like the last time I lived somewhere. I don't want to put money into a place unless I'm totally comfortable with all of the people living there. And for the time being, I don't want to even think about that kinda stuff. For now I'll just continue to ride the fun. So, I hope to see you all in the very near future. Peace, love, and happiness.
August 16th, 2008
I want to jump out.
July 18th, 2008
I'm 19 years old now. My friends gave me the nicest birthday I've had yet. First, Sandy, Desi, Kaya and I took Mairin to the airport. Seeing and hanging out with her again made me really happy. After that we went to breakfast and Desi dyed my hair. I hung out at Decatur and then went to dinner with my parents and grandmother. That was nice too. Then I got Derek and Zeke and brought them back to Decatur. Nick Squelch bought me some beer and we went on the roof of where Jamba's used to be. We drank and watched it get dark out. Then Nick, Zeke, Izzi, Jules, Dylgerz, Kevin and I went over to Sandy's for cake. I walked in to everyone singing happy birthday to me. It was real good and I got presents too! Sandy, Dez and Kaya made me a Clash shirt, bought me a real soft, grey shirt, a bitchin' fedora, and 2 tall cans. Then we went back to Decatur and listened to Dylan and Jules tell their story of a UFO and possible alien sighting. Then I was ready to pass out. So I went back to Sandy's, plopped down on the couch, and closed my eyes. Happy birthday to me.
April 30th, 2008
I'm in my old room! listening to Lifetime. Since you're the only ones who read this, hello Leah and Mairin, I miss you guys. Hope all is well. VT is sweet so far.
February 27th, 2008
A few days ago Leah bought a remote control for her and Jakke's TV. Then she lost it. So they search the whole house for it, and Jakke asks her if she's checked her scenester hipster chrome bag for it, and she said did, like 10 times. Well, they go back downstairs into their room to look for it some more, and Leah decides to check her bag one more time. And what is in there? The fucking remote control. How embarassing...