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i usually don't do these--- but for steph's sake..... [Jan. 23rd, 2007|02:56 pm]
poet formerly known as "stein"
Ten Years ago:
How old were you? 15
Where did you go to school? Milwaukee Lutheran H.S.
Where did you work? i didn't
Where did you live? Brookfield, WI
Where did you hang out? Amy's house, any 24-hour Greek family restaurant, my house
What was your hairstyle? shoulder length- i think, and my REAL hair colour
Did you wear glasses? for computer use only
Who was your best friend? Amy and Renee
Who was your regular-person crush? Troy Hanson
How many tattoos did you have? zero
How many piercings did you have? my ears and my left upper-ear cartlidge
What car did you drive? i was fifteen- i didn't drive
What was your favorite band? the beatles
What was your worst fear? that i was done growing...it was true.
Had you been to a real party yet? do sleepovers where UHF was watched count???
Had your heart broken? no
Single/Taken/Married/Divorced/Bitter: i dated Chris for awhile...but no bitterness- only relief when it was over

Five Years ago:
How old were you? 20
Where did you go to school? Calvin
Where did you work? the FishHouse
Where did you live? 140 Union NE/ Theta 32 for the 2nd half of the school year
Where did you hang out? mostly the FishHouse , the Lab Theatre and the Gezon theatre
How was your hair style?i think that was during my "Velma Kelley" haircut phase
Did you wear glasses? computer and books baby
Who was your best friend(s)? Rae, Amy, Renee, the entire CTC (ah thespians)
Who was your regular-person crush? Tim, funny how that ended up, stupid Hentai still...
How many tattoos did you have? none
How many piercings did you have? ears, cartlidge and nose
What car did you drive? Maxwell Demon- my red Saab 900
What was your favorite band/group? Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, any angry feminist singers
What was your worst fear? that i would continue to be stalked
Had your heart broken? no, but i broke someone's...oops.
Have you been to a real party yet? yes. every little thing she does is magic....
Single/Taken/Married/Divorced/Bitter: had just broken up from a 2 year relationship, was stalked, dated another guy, roke up...then was single for the following two years. without a SINGLE date.

Now:
How old are you now? 25
Where do you work? NoVo Coffee
Where do you live? Denver, CO
Where do you hang out? at work, the DAM, Pacific Mercantile Company...
How is your hair style? short, growing out from shaving it off- redder than norm
Do you wear glasses? sunglasses
Who are your best friends? tim, renee, amy, possibly some people from work...
Do you talk to your old friends? yes, some more often than others
How many piercings do you have? ears, nose and cartlidge- still
How many tattoos did you have? none yet...building up courage
What kind of car do you have? a white minivan "the intern"
What is your favorite band/group/singer? anything 80's
What is your biggest fear? death. lonliness. failure.
Has your heart been broken? maybe?? i can't recall.
Have you been to a real party yet? yes.
Single/Taken/Married/Divorced/Bitter: happily married as part of team vandragt

REPOST AS HOW MUCH HAVE YOU CHANGED IN 10 YEARS (or don't. whatever)
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Sinteluvean proclaimation!!! [Dec. 31st, 2006|09:26 pm]
poet formerly known as "stein"
Thus sayeth the preistess of creavity...

In the New Year, thou shalt not only continue to tie knots- but thou must seekth **NEW** and inventive ways to tie knots. For your New Year, a list of suggestions for creative and unique knot-tying---
1. Al dente spaghetti noodles can be tied (decoratively) into knots
2. Gum wrappers make lovely origami knots
3. Kombu- a dried sea veggie/seaweed (found in most natural/asian grocery stores) can be blanched, sliced into thin strips and tied into decoratvie knots for soups, main dishes, etc.
4. Siracha hot sauce drizzled over cashews...oh wait, that's thai nuts
5. shoelaces- daily knot tying rememberance
6. Leave hair unwashed for a week or so, "roll" into cords and tie as an act of declaring Sinteluvian knot-tying (similar to rastafarian dreads)
7. Hang out in Bangkok with a bunch of crazies...oops, thai nuts AGAIN
8. Friendship bracelets are hereforth declared a holy symbol, being made entirely of knots


prosperous knot-tying in the new year fellow Nuteans!!!!
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this is what i "do" [Dec. 26th, 2006|10:49 am]
poet formerly known as "stein"
[Current Location |NoVo Coffee (surprise)]
[how i'm feelin' |blankblank]
[tunes playin' |trip-hop]

so, since i am at no way good at succintly putting into words just what it is to be working for NoVo Coffee, i thought it'd help to add this link to a fabulous (but LOOOOONG) article that appeared in the "westword"- a Denver magazine/weekly newspaper- that tells about what NoVo does....


WestWord article- check it out!
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TOMOKO-CHAN! [Dec. 20th, 2006|10:27 am]
poet formerly known as "stein"
so, i know "it's a small world" blahblahblah....but this week, it was *totally* proven to me that the strangest things can occur. so tim and i went to Pac.Merc. (the japanese grocery store) to pick up a few things. we're walking through the store when i hear "Becky?" it's Tomoko! my friend from shibata, japan. who lived about 30 minutes from my tiny ass town (arakawa) where i worked/taught english! WTF?!? turns out she's here visiting her boyfriend. craziness! we're going to try and get together before she flys back on the 27th. yay!!!!!




the 2 of us in the grocery store!
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haven't forgotten [Dec. 9th, 2006|11:33 am]
poet formerly known as "stein"
[Current Location |NoVo hub]
[how i'm feelin' |complacentcomplacent]

i haven't forgotten that this outlet for pouring out whatever is on my mind exsists. there's just not been a whole lot to pour out. life continues on, creeping forward at it's languid pace. things are good. life is good. the weather is BEYOND good---i never thought i'd actually say "where the fuck is the snow???" crazy. oh and i found a place i can buy yamagata-ken rice. not quite as good as niigata rice but like hell *that's* going to be exported. tis all. tis all.
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simplicity etc. [Nov. 7th, 2006|11:38 am]
poet formerly known as "stein"
as always, it's been awhile. internet access is spotty, in that, i have to be at the local cafe to get it, and money is tight, so i can't be getting coffee EVERYDAY, especially since i work for a coffee company. luckily, this place uses our coffee so all is good.

things are- tough- to put it in the best light possible. tim and i work EXTREME opposite shifts, worse than last year. i start as he finishes. we eat dinner around 10 at night, and it usually sucks because we're both too tired to actually cook. so groceries get wasted. grrrrr!

as beautiful as colorado is, it's a frustrating state. the hoops you have to jump through just to register your car and get driver's liecenses is phenominal. i find my self grasping at straws just to make our income stretch from paycheck to paycheck even though we are working MORE this year than last, being paid the same, and having LESS expenses than before. we rarely go out- in fact, we've only seen 2 movies since we moved and one was my aunt's treat. we never dine out. so what's the deal? i feel streatched thin and feel weary every damned day.

will life ever feel normal?
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job update [Sep. 29th, 2006|12:33 pm]
poet formerly known as "stein"
[Current Location |aunt barb's]
[how i'm feelin' |confusedconfused]

so for those who're wondering- kat in partic., the library interview went just fine. there were definately questions i think i didn't answer adequetly, BUT they really seemed to like my "story hour" reading. i read the little mouse, the red ripe strawberry and the big hungry bear. won't find out til next friday whether i'm in or not.

HOWEVER, to complicate the matter, i have been offered a fantastic job! it's working in the new branch of the denver art museum with probably the *best* coffee i have ever had. a local company called NoVo- http://www.novocoffee.com/ - which has string personal ties with the coffee farmers they purchase from in ethiopeia and panama. they believe strongly in social justice, renewable resources, fair trade/wage and are just about the coolest company i have ever been exposed to.

so now i am in this bind- IF i get the library job, i won't have anytime for the barista position. and i love the NoVo position. so much that i almost don't care about no benefits or 401k or paid vacation days. the only thing that has me hesitating slightly is the library pays $10 an hour MORE.

job i know i love and am passionate about and truly want to do vs. something that pays better, sounds good, requires lots of driving around denver and i have no ide if i'll like it.

EEP!
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THIS THURSDAY... [Sep. 26th, 2006|01:23 pm]
poet formerly known as "stein"
[Current Location |halfway inbetween]
[how i'm feelin' |optimisticoptimistic]

at 2 p.m. eastern time
1 p.m. central time
*noon* mountain time
and 11:00 am pacific

i have the biggest most important interview yet for an AMAZING job!
so i would appreciate all y'all's thoughts/prayers/well-wishing/energy/etc.
keep me in your thoughts!
thanks!
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an apartment! [Sep. 24th, 2006|11:58 am]
poet formerly known as "stein"
we've got one! yeay!!!! it's in a "vintage" 1930's spanish style building close to downtown and funky shops. yeay!!!!
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golden years (ba ba ba) [Sep. 18th, 2006|10:30 pm]
poet formerly known as "stein"
[Current Location |suffragette city]
[how i'm feelin' |geekygeeky]
[tunes playin' |bowie bowie bowie]

sad to say, i have entered the "cell phone lifestyle". i have a wicked cool little phone and obsessed with taking photos on it. the only thing that could make my new toy better would be a freakin' david bowie ringtone. but APPARENTLY it's impossible to find "golden years"! and i want him singing, n ot the cheesy midi files that are supposed to sound like the actual song. my server (cingular) has 17 david bowie ringtones- 4 of those are actual music- "space oddity", "ziggy stardust", "let's dance" and "dancin' in the street"(with rolling stones?). all which SUCK!

it'd be cool to find music from the movie "labrynth" too. yes, david bowie again.

found the hair dye i used in japan (happy fun time color- i kid not) at a local asian store. downside- costs $12.50. upside- having near pink hair again. does the pro outweigh the con???
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