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:: Monday, July 29 ::

reflections of my weekend is over at the journal. though its only part of my weekend (thursday through saturday). the other part (sunday) was spent on a bus to boston, going to a red sox game to celebrate my friend kris' birthday. which was equally fun. in an altogether different way. in a being with my friends and laughing and yelling and heckling the right fielder and getting trot nixon to smile at us and singing and seeing the red sox again kind of way. plus, we had incredible seats.


ps: did anyone see on the news the huge bench clearing brawl that broke out at fenway yesterday between the red sox and the baltimore orioles? that was the game i was at.

:: caroline 4:39:00 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, July 25 ::
r.i.p. dave carter.

:: caroline 12:24:00 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, July 23 ::
quote of my day:

"we are your friends first. and your colleagues second." -said to me early this afternoon by my friend kris (who is also the managing editor of the paper) after i started crying right in front of him right there in the office. and he put his arm around me and took me outside so we could talk. this is one of the things he said to me.

god i felt so loved today.

i feel like my life changed a little today. just enough.

:: caroline 9:45:00 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, July 22 ::
nothings been solved. but tonight i felt better with myself. theres a journal entry about it.

:: caroline 11:49:00 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, July 17 ::
wise wise words from alanis. and an update of me and things i dont know how to talk about. over at the journal.

:: caroline 2:33:00 PM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, July 16 ::
okay so have i mentioned enough times here yet how much i love baseball? and how much i love our team? people i work with tease me about being the number one fan. but im a fanatic this summer. and it just may be true.

tonight. my voice was cracking from yelling so much. and i actually said. 'god im so proud of these guys i could just cry'.

:: caroline 11:41:00 PM [+] ::
its the two for tuesday and i couldnt pass this one up. its about travel after all.

1. if you could visit any country in the world, where would you go and why? the only major thing i have on my to-do-before-i-die list is 'see the world'. and i absolutely want to. no exceptions. i know it sounds corny. but whatever. where would i go right now if i could? either africa, the netherlands, tahiti, or nepal. when i went to vietnam in january, it was chosen from three places. the other two choices we were deciding between were venezuela and nepal. i ruled out venezuela almost immediately. but was torn for a few days between nepal and vietnam. until i realized that it was the chance of a lifetime and i wasnt going to waste it on a place where everyone and their brother were going and was becoming the 'trendy rugged vacation spot of the new millenium'. plus vietnam just generally seemed more interesting to me and the plan their allowed us to actually interact with people, as opposed to just ooh'ing and aah'ing over the worlds highest mountain range. so vietnam it was. africa is just someplace ive always wanted to go. and go on a safari. and learn. and see. and take pictures. tahiti is the one tropical place im really interested in seeing. and the netherlands because ive never been there. and i hear that bicycles are the main form of transportation. so why not?

2. back to reality. have you got any summer vacation plans? we already went to maine once in early june for a few days. this weekend we are heading to the vineyard for three days. and sometime in august, we will be heading out for our annual week long vacation to maine.

:: caroline 11:33:00 PM [+] ::
so. pleasant surprise. i woke up this morning to my editor calling me into work, because the other photographer is sick. more like sick of this whole working five days a week thing is my guess. but hey. whatever. at least i get to work today.

:: caroline 11:07:00 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, July 12 ::
for some reason i cant edit anything in that column over there to the left. every time i go to do it, nothing happens. its always worked before. anyone have any idea why? if you have a clue, please let me know. it would be much appreciated.

:: caroline 2:29:00 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, July 11 ::
two books im adding to my want list.

'detour: my bipolar road trip in 4-D' by lizzie simon for personal reasons, which most of you already know.


'at home in the world: collected writings' by daniel pearl those of you who know me, will remember those two journal entries in february, revolving around the news of his death. im glad this book is finally out and am excited to read it. i flipped through it yesterday while i was at barnes & noble and the epilogue is writings from the newspaper i work at (where he worked in the mid-80s)

:: caroline 12:24:00 PM [+] ::
quote for today:

"it takes a tragedy sometimes to realize your inner landscape" said by alexandra beller [heard this morning on pure oxygen]

:: caroline 12:08:00 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, July 10 ::
theres nothing like a good hometown baseball game and a round of the crowd singing 'take me out to the ballgame' to just get me going and make my night.

:: caroline 10:49:00 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, July 8 ::
for my friend, who ive affectionately referred to as 'moonie' many times.

for her, an entry.

:: caroline 6:35:00 PM [+] ::
:: Sunday, July 7 ::
soonish. i promise. i think.

:: caroline 1:07:00 AM [+] ::
because im such a boring girl. its a new meaningless survey journal entry.

no really there are things i need to say. things i want to say. but lately. its been that kind of thing. ive been in that sort of space. where i just dont know how to say them.

:: caroline 1:03:00 AM [+] ::
yay for a photo a day. its gotten a facelift. and its lovely.

:: caroline 12:33:00 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, July 2 ::
its a little after midnight. and its still like 700 degrees out. this room feels like a sauna. today was a hot freakin day. its a heatwave here in new england. yet i still refuse to get an air conditioner. fans, of the oscillating, box and ceiling variety, are helpful. but not enough on days like this.

my cat has the right idea. she is sprawled out on the hardwood kitchen floor, directly beneath the large ceiling fan and just inside the open porch door, which is helping some cooler air drift in. shes been there most of the day.

i dont do heat. i like summer. but i dont do treacherous heat. it makes me miserable and pissy and tired.

today it hit 102. i got a picture of the temperature clock downtown reading 101. i think its the first time in a few years its been over 100 degrees. and the humidity was so high that you were breathing it. you could see it. i felt like i had to trudge through it. and driving into town. it looked like smog or something. a film cast over the town.

its making me rethink one of the things on the list of things i want to do before i die. which is. live in a warm climate for at least a year. im over summer. im so over it. and its been summer here. for like four days.

ive been wearing sunblock. but ive also been outside all day for the past four days. covering baseball games and basketball games and various other happenings in my exciting world. generally from 9am until the sun goes down. ive been outside. which feels great, dont get me wrong. but im a very fair skinned redhead. i dont tan. and people are commenting on how tan i look. which is just a foreign concept to me. im the most tan ive ever been in my life.

:: caroline 11:59:00 PM [+] ::

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