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30 Days of Music Meme [29 Jun 2010|09:31pm]
Day 5 - A Song That Reminds You of Someone

"Rock DJ", Robbie Williams. Listen, I didn't say I was going to do these consecutively, alright? Anyway, this song reminds me of Cami. To be honest, I kind of forget why it reminds me of Cami. For some reason that is pretty vague in my memory, this is our theme song. And really, why shouldn't it be? The music video features Robbie Williams stripping down to his skeleton, and if that doesn't encapsulate everything that makes Cami Woodruff who she is, I don't know what does.

Interestingly enough, I have never listened to any other Robbie Williams song. As far as I'm concerned, this song comprises his entire body of work.

And now there's a 30 Day TV meme I want to do. Goddamnit. Maybe after this one. Or during. I really have a lot of free time this summer.
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30 Days of Music Meme [22 Jun 2010|02:25pm]
Day 4 - A Song That Makes You Sad

"The Happy Birthday Song" by Andrew Bird. Quite possibly one of the saddest songs to have the word "happy" in the title. It's about birthdays, yes, but it's about the point in your life when your birthday stops being something to celebrate and starts being just another day and just another reminder that you're getting older. That first minute, where he's just going through the motions his daily routine, is just so mindless and depressing. And the talk of "it's going to be your last day" is such a morbid thought, but something that absolutely goes through your head on your birthday.

The whole song is about him wanting someone to sing him Happy Birthday, but he sounds as if he finds so little comfort in that, and it's as if he wants to hear it for no other reason than that's just what you do on your birthday.

Also, ignore the stupid picture the guy used for the video. It kind of kills the mood.
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30 Days of Music Meme [21 Jun 2010|12:51pm]
Day 3 - A Song That Makes You Happy

"The Best Day Ever" by Spongebob Squarepants. If this song doesn't at the very least put a smile on your face, you may just be a goddamn robot. Seriously, I don't even like Spongebob Squarepants, but that doesn't stop me from appreciating the line "Spent the last two hours just tying my shoe" for being the work of lyrical genius that it is.
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30 Days of Music Meme [20 Jun 2010|12:38pm]
Day 2 - Your Least Favorite Song

"In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins. I actually thought this was the only Phil Collins song I liked, which is probably due in no small part to The Hangover, but listening to the whole song made me realize this was the one I despised the most. I can't even rationally explain my dislike for the song, because for whatever reason it just makes my skin crawl. It's just so slow and synthesized and miserable that I can't make it through the whole thing without wanting to claw my ears off.
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30 days of music meme [19 Jun 2010|01:30pm]
I saw middlemarching doing this and am too much of a music snob not to do it myself. So if you have both of us as friends, now you have two assholes posting YouTube videos of songs.

I know it's kind of weird to not post anything for roughly seven months only to come back and do 30 days of a meme, but I think it's obvious this journal has long ago become less about me seriously discussing the details of my life and has become more a product of my absurd, flippant whims.

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Day 1 - Your Favorite Song

"Styrofoam Boots/It's All Nice on Ice (Alright)" by Modest Mouse. If anything, this song serves as a decent summation of my musical tastes. The term "acquired taste" comes to mind, because Isaac Brock does not have a voice most would consider pleasing to the ear, but it absolutely fits Modest Mouse's music. And the music is really what this song is about, seeing as how the majority of the vocals are simply Brock yelling variations of "It's all nice on ice, alright". I don't have the musical knowledge to adequately describe the sound and the instruments, but I do know that those last few minutes are beautiful and tense, and Jeremiah Green goes at the drums like a man possessed. I also dig the lyrics, as I always interpreted them as Brock, an admitted atheist, accepting the possibility that a higher power does exist, but that it's just this completely selfish, apathetic entity.

I used to always try and make this the last song I listened to when I was coming home from a long trip, because it's the closing track on "The Lonesome Crowded West" and makes for such a good closing song in general.
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[06 Oct 2009|05:18pm]
Popkin (5:04:10 PM): So, I has a story
Lani (5:04:18 PM): hay
Popkin (5:04:30 PM): Hay
Popkin (5:04:39 PM): So, I'm sitting in my English class, waiting for it to start
Popkin (5:05:10 PM): And while me and the class are sitting there, one of the kids gets up, grabs a piece of chalk, and starts writing on one of the blackboards
Popkin (5:05:39 PM): And I'm, like, the only person really watching him
Lani (5:05:47 PM): oo;
Popkin (5:05:57 PM): So he finishes writing and sits back down and I see what he wrote
Popkin (5:06:10 PM): 'Furry Club contact Jordan at blahblahemailadress'
Lani (5:06:18 PM): FURRY CLUB
Lani (5:06:19 PM): OMG
Lani (5:06:20 PM): LOLOLOLOL
Popkin (5:06:35 PM): And fucking NOBODY ELSE reacted to it
Popkin (5:07:11 PM): I was, like, "You're fucking kidding me" and started looking around the room, but everybody else ignored it
Lani (5:07:18 PM): WHAT THE FUCK
Lani (5:07:42 PM): you should have gotten up and written "pedophiles anonymous club contact jeremy at ilikeyoungboys@gmail.com"
Popkin (5:07:55 PM): Ahaha
Popkin (5:08:32 PM): What's funny is how he didn't even try to disguise it as 'Anthropomorphic Animal Enthusiast Club!'
Popkin (5:08:35 PM): Just Furry Club
Lani (5:09:22 PM): lol
Lani (5:11:45 PM): you gotta write that story in lj
Lani (5:11:53 PM): everyone would appreciate it

So I did
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Why English Majors Should Not Take Chemistry [22 Sep 2008|06:30pm]
[ mood | creative ]

I have to do pre-class assignments for my Chemistry course, which are usually just a question or two on the material covered in the upcoming lesson. The following is this week's question as well as my response to it.

1.Limiting reactants are one of the more challenging concepts in chemistry. Think of an analogy for limiting reactants and then explain that analogy in such a way that your parents could understand.

Okay, let’s say it’s my birthday… No, it’s not actually my birthday. My birthday is in June. Yes, it was in June last year. It’s in June every year. Listen, that’s not the point. I’m just using it as a – yes, I know your birthday is in two months. Yes, I know you want the first season of Two and a Half Men on DVD, Mom told me. Sure, Charlie Sheen is hilarious, whatever. Anyway, it’s my birthday and we decide to have cupcakes. Yes, they’re store bought, because God forbid you take the time to bake something for me. Let’s say there are five cupcakes, enough for the whole family. Yes, I know Dad has diabetes. I know he wouldn’t be able to have one. It’s a hypothetical situation. In this scenario, he didn’t stuff his face for fifty years then freak out when his doctor told him he couldn’t eat doughnuts anymore. So, there’s five cupcakes, one for each of us, but I’ve brought two friends over. So, because I – yeah, I guess they’d be guys. Why don’t I bring more girls to the house? What does that have to do with anything? What the hell are you insinuating? I have plenty of female friends, I just don’t bring them over here because you’d probably try and guilt them into going out with me. So, there’s five cupcakes and seven people. And since it’s not like we ever share anything in this family, my two friends can’t have cupcakes. I tell them I’m lucky to have actually gotten a cupcake. So, the cupcakes are the limiting reactant, and the two other people are the excess reactant. And I guess the product is birthday joy, or whatever. Yes, this is what I'm learning in school. No, it probably won't get me a job working at Uncle Ethan's accounting firm. I thought the point of having an uncle in the business was that it didn't matter if you were qualified. Y'know what? Forget it. If you need me, I'll be up in my room bottling up my hatred for the both of you.

I didn't actually send it in, because I don't really hate my parents. I guess that's what people call "self-control".

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[22 Jul 2008|05:59pm]
[ mood | confused ]

I had to do this, because it's kind of awesome. I also had to use the name Jeremy, because apparently people who have my last name are incredibly boring.

RULES: Go to Google and type in your first name and the phrase. Copy and paste the first sentence/phrase you get that makes sense.

Q: Type in "[your name] needs" in the Google search.
A: Jeremy needs a hug.
(Oh Google, you know me better than anyone.)

Q: Type in "[your name] looks like" in Google search.
A: Jeremy looks like the number one right-hand man to the Dark Lord.

Q: Type in "[your name] says" in Google search.
A: Jeremy Says, "Too Much Sex is a Bad Thing" for Animals.
(I'm not really sure I can decide that for them.)

Q: Type in "[your name] wants" in Google search.
A: Jeremy wants to be an astronaut.

Q: Type in "[your name] does" in Google search.
A: Jeremy does Andy.
(I’m not gay, Google >/)

Q: Type in "[your name] hates" in Google search.
A: Jeremy hates you all.

Q: Type in "[your name] loves" in Google search.
A: Jeremy loves chocolate.

Q: Type in "[your name] enjoys" in Google search.
A: Jeremy enjoys guys making out.

Q: Type in "[your name] asks" in Google search.
A: Jeremy asks for a Treat.

Q: Type in "[your name] goes" in Google search.
A: Jeremy goes to Japan!

Q: Type in "[your name] likes " in Google search.
A: Jeremy likes looking at the stars.

Q: Type in "[your name] eats " in Google search.
A: Jeremy eats poo.
(… ;~;)

Q: Type in "[your name] wears " in Google search.
A: Jeremy wears tight pants.
(For the ladies. Not the guys.)

Q: Type in "[your name] was arrested for" in Google Search.
A: Jeremy was arrested for lewd conduct with a sheep in France.
(So, according to Google, I’m an emotionally needy homosexual who likes to eat shit and fuck animals. Thanks, internet.)

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Year One, in which Popkin Learns He's a Wizard and Thus Capable of Magical Things [08 May 2008|03:29am]
[ mood | pensive ]

So. I'm done my first year of college. I feel as if I should somehow be older and wiser for the experience, but I don't think I am. Maybe I'm not supposed to be, because maybe change doesn't come that easy. What I did gain, though, were a few lessons about myself. I've learned things that are both good and bad, things that I should work on and things that make me who I am. I guess if my first year at college did any one thing for me it was getting me closer to finding my identity than fours years of high school ever did.

I’ve learned that I’m capable of excelling academically. I’ve learned that I have the potential to become a good writer, but that I still have a long way to go developmentally. I’ve learned that I can make lasting friendships, but that they’re few and far between and that’s perfectly fine with me.

I’ve learned that I have no sense of financial responsibility. I’ve learned that I’m actually kind of ignorant when it comes to matters of race and culture. I’ve learned that I’m pretty terrified when it comes to new experiences.

I still have a lot to learn about relationships. I still don’t know what I’m doing with my life. I don’t know whether I should go all out for my dreams and risk utter failure or play it safe and work towards a career that promises money and independence. I still fear being that loser in his mom’s basement, and am working desperately to make something out of myself to prevent that.

All in all, my first year of college didn’t yield any major transformations. What it managed to do was put a lot of things in perspective. It showed me my strengths and weaknesses. It showed me my limitations and what I need to do to break through them. It showed me what’s possible when I apply myself, and what’ll happen if I grow complacent. I’ve got another three years ahead of me, and I’m not going to let them pass by uneventfully like I did with high school.

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Dear God, when is the last time I did a meme? [25 Nov 2007|11:16pm]
[ mood | confused ]

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More College Angst [27 Sep 2007|01:36am]
[ mood | hopeless ]

I met a girl.

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[23 Aug 2007|10:53pm]
The whole world is a circus if you look at it the right way. Every time you pick up a handful of dust, you see not the dust, but a mystery, a marvel, there in your hand. Everyime you stop and think, "I'm alive, and being alive is fantastic." Every time such a thing happens, you are part of the circus of Dr. Lao.
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Prom! [21 May 2007|08:03pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Prom was: Fun! Despite my intense, serious doubting prior to it. The following things took place and are documented here for me to pull up when I'm old, lonely, and trying desperately to remember the days when the doves of youth sang ever so sweetly.

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Harry Potter and the what? [28 Mar 2007|11:22pm]
[ mood | confused ]

Cover of the final Harry Potter book was released today.

Not quite sure I approve of the title change, but it should be interesting to see where she goes with this.

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[09 Jan 2007|03:50pm]
[ mood | creative ]

The Citzen Kane of Canterbury Tales English Project Videos.

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New Years Resolutions [31 Dec 2006|12:43pm]
[ mood | determined ]

- Eat healthier.

- Stop procrastinating.

- Write more often.

- Stop living vicariously through fictional characters.

- Get close to a girl so I can ask her out to the prom.

- Improve hygiene.

- Formulate a genuine personality.

- Read more.

- Destroy every man, woman, and child who stands in my way.

- Listen to even more pretentious music.

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[27 Dec 2006|12:57am]
in vermont

send help
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Ganked from Lettie! [10 Dec 2006|12:24am]
Pick a number from 1-2814 and I will send you the song that the number corresponds to on my playlist.

Or pick multiple numbers, because my playlist is awesome.
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[04 Dec 2006|01:19pm]
[ mood | curious ]

I have a research paper on Megan's Law due Wednesday. This is what I have so far.



This is what happens when there's a substitute in my writing class.

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