Linnea Ashley on June 30th, 2006

it isn’t something i typically have a lot of…or at least it isn’t something i broadcast. i don’t appreciate our flag and pledge used as weapons to silence a dissenting opinion or to “prove” some point. istead, i feel that in most cases my patriotism is expressed in my big mouth complaining about what the ails my […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 24th, 2006

watching my boyfriend pray, prostrate – standing – prostrate – standing, lips moving hands heaveward, and i can’t help but wonder why his is any less reverential to america then my mother on bended knees eyes closed, hands clasped praying for me. it is comforting for me to be around either…something peaceful about people refocusing […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 23rd, 2006

I haven’t done it in ages, probably since I left my apartment in new orleans (pre-katrina)…but I’m doing it now…jumping around with a remote control, swinging my wild hair (ready for washing) and dancing on chairs…I’m singing out loud. My roommate left the other day. Sad for me because she was a great roommate, but […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 20th, 2006

that word conjures up any number of visuals…free in the sense that i had my last exam today and so i am unencumbered by school-related stress…or in the sense of the hot chocolate one of my bosses bought for me today…or in the sense that i am working for free because my visa won’t allow […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 19th, 2006

i’ve never been especially talented with  my hands. when i was younger i was the crafty type more in theory and attempt than in product. i once made my parents’ an anniversary “statue” of themselves out of a styrafoam base and toilet paper roll people. my mom had the magnetic stripping from tapes (you remember […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 19th, 2006

trust is an intersting thing, it tells as much about you as it does about anyone else. i guess if i really think about it, it only tells about you. who do you let into the interiors of your life? how you treat them once they are there? what issues from past wrongs rear their […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 16th, 2006

before you get all worked up, i am not trying to tell you something you don’t already know…when i refer to planning for two i’m simply admitting that planning a trip for two people, despite the similarities of planning for one, is very different. plans have changed recently…with visa issues and rising costs my boyfriend […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 15th, 2006

sitting in a meeting yesterday we got into a discussion about vacation time. the university provides 4 weeks of vacation. only, some of those days must be taken at certain times. so instead of just providing a day off for christmas eve and boxing day and the monday after easter, instead that get’s chiseled away […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 12th, 2006

i’m choosing pink for a reason. i hate the color pink and so it is the perfect color to use as i lead you on the journey of my own sublime idiocy. i didn’t look at the dates. i had them comitted to memory. my my papers were due the 6th the 10th and the […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 11th, 2006

it was a rough night…if i can even classify it as that. today is my big day…my last major exam and the day that two major assignments are due. yesterday i put in a big push and added a lot to one of my projects and i came home to work some more but was […]

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