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bandwagon [June 23 2006]
i don't have all my music on my computer, so, the selection is limited. but, i'm going to do that ten song lyrics and you guys guess what the songs are thing. none of these will be that hard.

1) "watch the day disintegrate so i can stay up late"

2) "you're going to wake up one morning as the sun breaks dawn and you're going to look around and found that i've gone"

3)"crispy crispy benjamin franklin"

4)"chicken ceasar grows on trees"

5)"the shadow of a bicycle is no more beautiful then us"

6)"hands over my mouth i'm earning the right to my silence"

7)"in a silk suit trying not to sweat did sommersaults without the net. this will be the year that we don't forget"

8)"why is everybody in such a fucking rush?"

9)"yo little baby you've got eyes that shine like diamonds"

10)"opened up like butterfly wings and a mad dog that wouldn't sit still"

happy guessing! ( 20 bonus points for anyone who gets nine)
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[May 21 2006]
yeah, i've been writing really emo, stupid livejournal entires forever. so, i thought i'd let everyone know i'm actually happier then i've ever been as of lately, but, i probably won't be updating this. but, i do real all of your entries! (most of the time)
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[April 16 2006]
everyone i've ever trusted as turned out to be a liar. because everyone is a liar.

i feel like such a mess right now. i want to write a million things that i can't.
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BOSTON = AWESOME [April 10 2006]
I had SO MUCH fun this weekend in Boston. i can't remember if i said something about this before, but, i went with shan (i girl i met at true colors) and a bunch of her friends.

friday evening her mom and her picked me up and we went to her house in nagatuck. then, her girlfriend raimie (probably spelling that wrong 'ray me' is how you say it) came over. we picked up these girls sam and laura and went to another girl's apartment, amber. there were a ton of people there, and i'm not sure which ones lived there and which ones didn't, except i know emily was from maine. sam attempted to spike my mohawk and just ended up like...gluing it down with all this crap. we basically just chilled.

saturday morning we left for boston. we being shan's mom, raimie and I. we went to shan's accepted student orientation at AIB and raimie and i pretended to be students as well. then, we went to quincy market and newbury street and then to shan's ex girlfriend's apartment. it was cool until she got super drunk and started showing us her and her girlfriend's sex toys. she had this cute little black cat named mini wheats, though. i loved it. we went back to the hotel and laura, pearum (definitly spelled wrong), laura, kyle (laura's boyfriend) and sam showed up and we had to snuck them in to the hotel.

sunday we just roamed around boston. took the T to like...everywhere. then REGINA CONCERT. it was ssoooo amazing. she started an hour late, but, it didn't even matter. i was kind of bummed she didn't play any of my top three, oedipus, love affair and consequence of sound, but, she played a bunch of amazing songs and some i hadn't heard. i wish i would have had money left for merch, but, i didn't.
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[April 2 2006]
ET telephona de casa
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[March 31 2006]
I'm really, really pissed right now and have absolutely no one to talk to.
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[March 29 2006]
the regina spektor show in boston is sold out. i'm really bummed.

i was going to see if katie would take me to see her in philly, but, my mom said she won't let me go to philly in doo doo. oh well, i guess.
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[March 28 2006]
WHAT? I THOUGHT ALLISON SWORE OFF LJ?

well, sometimes i need something to do in the morning before school. i wrote my thesis for history on my lai, and i didn't even start it until 9:30 the night before and i got an A on it, so, i was pretty stolked about that. i bought kanye west's college dropout which isn't actually as good as i thought it would be. but, there are a few good songs on it. i rented closer with devlin yesterday, but, never...actually got around to watching it. then i left it in my mom's car. from what i've been told, it's a pretty raunchy movie, so, it'll be rather unfortunate if she notices and watches it at work.

i wish i could think of some high and low points from the last few weeks or something to write about, but, it's just too early. i did go to true colors this weekend which was AMAZING. i saw lindsay friday and she came over and we made vegan baked goods (because that's what lindsay and i do) and saturday i met SO MANY AWESOME PEOPLE. including these two girls shan and mouse. the three of us went to get chinese food and i asked shan if she liked regina spektor and she's like, "i was just going to put her CD in" and then we talked about how god-like she is for a few minutes and shan invited me to her concert in boston. it's only twelve dollars!! i'm so excited! i'm going to marry her.

but, i have to do that school thing or whatever now, so, i'll probably start updating more regularly soon.
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[January 10 2006]
dear liverjournal,

you have done no good for me. so, i bid thee farewell.

love,



allison

p.s.
to all readers. if you want to know what's going on in my life ATTEMPT HUMAN CONTACT WITH ME
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[January 8 2006]
fiona apple's new album is amazing. i've practically been listening to it on a loop for three days.

but, part of me is bitter that her lyrics are starting to make sense again.

HUNGER HURTS BUT STARVING WORKS

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[December 29 2005]
happy birthday zack!
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[December 23 2005]
can someone PLEASE just make me NOT sick?
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[November 29 2005]
Leave an anonymous comment with:

1. One "secret"
2. One thing you LOVE about me.
3. One random thing
4. One love note
5. Lyrics to a song
6. How old you are
7. How long we've been friends
8. A hint to who you are [if you feel compelled to]
9. One thing you HATE about me.
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[November 12 2005]
condoleezza rice is a douche bag.

that's all.
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[August 14 2005]
Got milk? You've got problems
By Karen Dawn, KAREN DAWN runs the animal advocacy media watch DawnWatch.com and is a contributor to "In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave" (Blackwell Publishing, 2005).


DAIRY COWS have overtaken automobiles as the No. 1 air polluter in parts of California, according to a Los Angeles Times article. A New York Times editorial discussed "the eye-stinging, nose-burning smell of cattle congestion in rural California," acknowledging that something had to be done. What nobody wants to say, in this land of milk and cookies, is that we shouldn't be drinking cow's milk.

In the last edition of his "Baby and Child Care" bible, Dr. Benjamin Spock made it clear that cow's milk is for baby cows, not for human children. He wrote that it was "too rich in the saturated fats that cause artery blockages" and that it "slows down iron absorption." He suggested that it may cause ear and/or respiratory problems, and may be linked to childhood onset diabetes. He stressed that infants should drink only human breast milk and older children should try soy and rice milk products.

But the dairy industry would rather you didn't know that. As it spends millions of dollars telling us that milk consumption will help us lose weight, it would rather we didn't see a study published in the June issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. The study found that children who drink more than three servings of milk daily are prone to becoming overweight, even if it is low-fat milk. Neither does the industry advertise the Harvard School of Public Health finding that 15% of whites, 70% of African Americans and 90% of Asians are lactose intolerant.

The dairy industry prefers to scare us with tales of brittle bones, hoping we don't notice studies showing that people in Asia, who consume almost no dairy products, have a significantly lower rate of hip fractures than people in "got milk?" America. Consistent with those results is Harvard University's 1997 Nurses Health Study, which followed 78,000 women over a 12-year period and found that those who consumed the most dairy foods broke the most bones.

And a study published just this month in the International Journal of Cancer found a 13% increase in ovarian cancer risk in women who increased their lactose intake in amounts equivalent to one glass of milk per day.

Men don't need milk either. A Harvard study published in 1998 linked high calcium consumption to prostate cancer, and in this week's news, we learned that Dean Ornish's low-fat, vegan diet (no dairy) may block the progression of that disease. While touting its products as a fundamental part of a healthy diet, the dairy industry won't rush to tell us that Scott Jurek, who just won the Western States 100-mile run — for the seventh time in a row — is vegan.

Now, we learn that the dairy industry may also be harming our children by polluting the air. The Times article quoted an attorney for the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, who said that in Fresno, in the center of the nation's dairy industry, one in six children carries an inhaler to school.

Instead of protecting us, the government aligns itself with the dairy lobby. The California Milk Advisory Board, a government agency, playfully took advantage of society's increasing concern for animal welfare with its phenomenally successful "happy cows" campaign, which shows extended bovine families grazing in meadows.

Now, we learn that the dairy industry may also be harming our children by polluting the air. The Times article quoted an attorney for the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, who said that in Fresno, in the center of the nation's dairy industry, one in six children carries an inhaler to school.

Instead of protecting us, the government aligns itself with the dairy lobby. The California Milk Advisory Board, a government agency, playfully took advantage of society's increasing concern for animal welfare with its phenomenally successful "happy cows" campaign, which shows extended bovine families grazing in meadows.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued the board for false advertising, arguing that most California dairy cows live miserable lives on overcrowded dirt lots. They are artificially inseminated annually, because they don't produce milk without pregnancies, and are pumped full of hormones so that they will give 10 times as much milk as they would naturally. Their calves are carted off to veal crates. Then at about age 5, the "happy" cows are turned into hamburgers. PETA's suit failed — on the grounds that government bodies are exempt from fair advertising laws. Government is free to say whatever it wants about the conditions in which cows live, or about the "health benefits" of milk.

Unfortunately, the government is unlikely to start running ads suggesting we follow Asia's lead and switch to tofu, or even kale, though both have more calcium per cup than cow's milk. But for your health, the environment, the animals, and for those kids in Fresno carrying inhalers, why not change your next Starbucks low-fat latte order to soy?
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[July 11 2005]
IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT THIS FROM YOUR FRIENDS PAGE GO TO MY JOURNAL AND LOOK AT HOW P I M P IT IS RIGHT NOW!!

thanks :)
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[January 14 2005]
[ mood | cold ]

Made a new journal for three reasons:

1) That having to set all my entries 20 years in the future was annoying

2) All the entries weren't friends only, and I was too lazy to go and change them all.

3) I just wanted a new one

So, here it is, oh, and by the way.

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