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(no subject) [Sep. 8th, 2005|12:14 am]
[I'm not blue, I'm |sillysilly]

Today a random very cute guy told me I had amazing boobs. It was a long and complicated conversation involving other people as well, but the girls got brought into it and I was startled that he'd even noticed them and then he blushed and so did I. I can't remember the last time I blushed before that. Flamingly so, I mean. :)
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Harry Potter Flame War [Aug. 26th, 2005|11:22 pm]
[I'm not blue, I'm |disappointeddisappointed]

I'm re-reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (excellent airplane book in case anyone wants to know), and I've refined a few theories I've heard, tweaked them around. Mind you, I'm only on the ninth chapter so far, so I'm not even into the heavy stuff yet. So yeah. My new essay is in the comments to this entry so as to not provide you with spoilers. SARAH GOODWIN, THIS MEANS YOU, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT COMMENTING YOUR THEORIES ON A BOOK YOU HAVE YET TO START, LITTLE BOOGER GIRL!!!!! :P

On other fronts, this is a small summation of my hectic day yesterday and why I feel guilty about messing up my flight info:

So I was sitting with Jenni in Jerry's eating my pizza when I get an automated message from Orbitz telling me that my flight is departing on time. I'm baffled, since to all my knowlege my flight was leaving on Friday night, not Thursday. Well, I fucked up. My flight left Thursday at 9:48 and LANDED Friday at 12:21.

Reasons to feel guilty:

1. I made my best friend

a. leave a restaurant in the middle of dinner.

b. miss the opening of her boyfriend's play

c. drive me an hour to the airport with KIDNEY STONES.

To mend #1 I will buy her fancy ground Udon organic pasta in droves and bring it back to her. And take her to Disneyland.

2. I missed the opening night of the first company show. I work for the school and I wasn't there to support them. Randy didn't mind, and all the work had been done, but I still feel bad.

3. I missed the opening night of my friend who I'm developing a crush on. I'd feel guilty even if he was simply a friend, but as I enjoy flirting with him right now, I feel that extra pang of suckiness.

4. I really screwed over Shannon, who is having troubles with her roommates and moving into a new apartment. We were going to work out a plan for her to stay with me for a little while. Shannon, if you read this, I'm so friggin' sorry. If you can find somewhere to stay for Wednesday and Thursday nights, then you can stay with me for a week or two starting Friday night. I feel like a shitty friend.

5. The contents of my suitcase is ridiculous. I packed in literally four minutes. I have tons of dirty laundry and a dress that is going to be too breezy for me to wear unless I plan on freezing my tits off. I got my contact case and glasses, but forgot saline. I got my toothbrush and toothpaste but forgot dental floss. Got my body wash, forgot razor, puff, and shampoo. Packed all heels and no sneakers, no swimsuit. I'm staying at a LAKE for three days. *sigh*

6. I'm missing out on the final details of Return Engagements and I won't be back to see the opening night of that one either.

7. I'm just a human doormat, so I'm guilty all around.

Someone please give me a hug.

And, if you are in Seattle, Sequim, or the surrounding area, please call me so we can hang out!!!
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(no subject) [Aug. 19th, 2005|11:31 pm]
[I'm not blue, I'm |pissed offpissed off]

I so totally got stood up. And that sounds like very improper grammar to me, but whatever, I don't care because I'm mad.
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Roommates make my eyes roll into the back of my head. [Aug. 16th, 2005|10:48 pm]
[I'm not blue, I'm |irritatedirritated]

Not you, Sally. You found the reality tv for porn stars, I like you.

Keelin, who is ordinarily very cool, has been just crazy lately. She'll come home and heave huge sighs and start cleaning EVERYTHING. She's not Cinderella, we don't force her to clean. We're not even messy people! Well, sometimes the bedroom gets messy, but I think that's more because it's crowded, since it's never gross dirty mess. Lately the living/dining room is pretty much spotless and she still vacuums and mops and makes a point of sidestepping the occasional pair of flip flops. She's just grumpy! When Roxie comes on Wednesdays she gets all grouchy with her, and I feel bad. If anyone wants to come over tomorrow to play (gently, she's just been spayed) with a cute puppy, please do! But know you'll be around the scary roomie. I thought it would be better after she got a new job, but nope. And I don't know how to bring up that she owes me two months of utilities. Suggestions?

On the other front, I give up on guys. I don't think I'm so much interested in the ladies, but the guys are not so good. They like to flirt and then run. I guess I am undateable, even when I ask. I did, btw. I grew up and asked someone out, sort of. They said no. Asked someone else, they said no too. I don't think I will keep this up. *tear*

Home soon and lots of time with the lovely Alicia!! I need to get my dress for the wedding cleaned before I go home, even if it wrinkles, as there will not be time to do it in Sequim. The rest of my laundry; HAH! Taking advantage of the free situation at home and lugging it all with me. :)
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(no subject) [Aug. 8th, 2005|08:36 pm]
[I'm not blue, I'm |draineddrained]

Sarah is insisting that I update, yet she doesn't return my calls. :P

This weekend was pretty okay. Went to a really fun party, got kissed a little bit by a guy who probably didn't mean it that way. Too bad, because he's a nice guy. Saw Wedding Crashers, totally not as funny as people are saying it is. Not bad, but not up to my expectations. I heart Darcy. Sally has moved in now. I have cramps. Jenni and I are off on wavelengths and it's bugging me. The costume shop is going awesome, I hope it stays that way. I wish I had a personal masseuse and chef.

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DAMN THE MAN!!!!!!!! [Jul. 29th, 2005|01:31 pm]
[I'm not blue, I'm |sleepysleepy]

Heh. I think I may have just bullied my way through technical support. Who knew being a raging bitch could work this well. I sent an online inquiry in for the warranty on my AC adapter (for those of you who do not know, it is only three months old and is totally crapped out and I've only been online at work and thusly pretty cranky). So yeah, I sent in the product info with a description of the problem and said that it obviously wasn't me. I also said if I did not have the conflict resolved within three business days I would be calling on the telephone to have it resolved immediately. And lo and behold, the very next day there was an e-mail asking for the model number and code for the product and for my computer, along with what exactly was the problem. Well, of course I do not know exactly what is the problem, but I think I have a decent guess that it is a frayed wire where it plugs into my computer. So I gave them the info, and then said that I was not the electronics expert, they were, but that I would describe in detail the condition of each of the parts of the adapter and they could use their best judgement about what to do to fix it for me. I also said they were deliberately deceiving people, because you have to read their response carefully enough to catch: "Your reply must be written after this line // and before this line." which is randomly in the middle of a paragraph. And POOF!! Today I get an e-mail saying they are sending out a new cord and it should be there within ten business days and to let them know if this has resoved my problem. So I wrote back saying that I would let them know if it has once I received the cord, and not to close my case file before I sent confirmation that the issue was resolved.

Long and boring story to say that I, Mara Stokke, have finally succeeded in beating one of those customer service departments designed to confuse you and make you give up!! Go me!!

Also, I now have a season pass to Disneyland, so WHENEVER anyone wants to go, CALL ME!

Why is today moving so slowly and why am I so sleepy??
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(no subject) [Jul. 17th, 2005|02:11 pm]
[I'm not blue, I'm |bouncybouncy]

I have finished the new Harry Potter, whenever someone else is done and wants to talk, CALL ME or somethine! :)

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The Slackers Club [Jul. 13th, 2005|12:24 pm]
[I'm not blue, I'm |discontentdiscontent]

Sarah and Alicia and I have formed this little LJ club of sorts. We haven't actually done it, but basically we spend all day commenting back and forth on our posts because we're bored at work and our jobs are none too taxing. I think I will be the first one to fall out of the club (sometime soon even, since exam plays and company start next week), so I thought I would pose this:

Are you doing what you want to with your life?

I don't think I am. And the funny thing is this; I'm not sure what I want anymore. I always always always used to want to be an actress, and everyone knew that was what I would be when I "grew up." But now I'm here and faced with the idea that I've been trained and now I should go out on auditions and BE the actress and what not, but I don't think I want to. It's not making me happy anymore. And that really freaks me out, because if I'm not that, what am I? I still feel like the same person, just with zero goals or direction. Part of me doubts my talent and capabilities, but I don't know if that's just a natural mechanism that is part of the bigger whole telling me that this is not what I want to do. And if that's true, then why did I waste the past three years of my life and thousands upon thousands of dollars pursuing it? On top of that, what do I want to be doing with my life? *sigh*

Are you doing what you want to with your life?
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(no subject) [Jul. 11th, 2005|03:04 pm]
[I'm not blue, I'm |frustratedfrustrated]

I hate this stupid computer!! It has been set up so that I do not have administrative control over it and can't install any new programs, which wouldn't be a big deal if it already had Quicktime, Windows Media, and Adobe, but it doesn't. GRRRRRR!!!! Who knows how to hack into the computer and change these things? Someone? Anybody?.....
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(no subject) [Jul. 7th, 2005|12:21 pm]
I saw Wicked last night!! It was good. It wasn't as good as I'd expected, but that's because it wasn't Kristen and Idina, and the parts were written specifically for them. I was sort of disappointed with parts of it, but "No Good Deed" and "For Good" were awesome. I'm listening to the soundtrack now and am irked that some of the songs aren't on the soundtrack. They took off a few of the second act numbers because they give away plot lines. Now, really, I think that's stupid. You should put the whole score on the soundtrack, and just put an asterisk by the ones that give away "spoilers" or whatever. Or make one that's the whole score and one that's selected excerpts. People can either be grown up enough not to buy the album if they want the whole thing to be a surprise (because really, all of the songs give away plot lines, duh), or just skip past the ones that give away key points to the ending (personally I think some songs still DO give away parts of the ending). So yeah, all in all I'm glad I saw it, but I'm glad I didn't pay more than $25.

The very cool part was that we won the little lottery for it. Sally and I tried on Tuesday, and then Wednesday she brought her boyfriend (who is not musical crazed, so he said he'd just give us the tickets if he won) to give us better odds. I didn't think it would be *that* much better odds, but he won! :) Go Schoen!

*shrug* Not much else to update on right now.
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(no subject) [Jul. 1st, 2005|12:52 am]
[I'm not blue, I'm |confusedconfused]

I'm watching Risky Business. And as I'm watching it, I'm thinking "yep, this is when Katie sat around and sighed and said 'oh I want to grow up and marry Tom Cruise'." Risky-Business-Tom is the same age as Katie is now. Sadly, real life Tom is not.
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(no subject) [Jun. 29th, 2005|04:44 pm]
Poll #523165 Boredom

What is the best cure for supreme boredom?

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(no subject) [Jun. 29th, 2005|04:36 pm]
[I'm not blue, I'm |boredbored]
[I'm Rocking out to |One Short Day - Wicked]

Help Me I'm Bored.

Work is so slow right now I want to kick myself in the head just for entertainment value. I spend about an hour just plugging costume pieces into the computer system for the barcodes. I take a little break for the sake of my sanity. I go back to doing it all over agin, I turn my music up really really loud to drown out that I am all alone in a basement with a ghost.

A Noise Within is accepting submissions for the start of their season. I'm sending in. ANW is a purely classical theatre company, and while I doubt I have the experience they're looking for, maybe by some freak chance they will see that I studied here and decide to call me in. Obviously, a crash course in the material is needed, so if anyone wants to do some good notes on the following plays, I'd love ya a lot.

The Master Builder
Ubu Roi
Arms and the Man
The Tempest

I want to do something fun for the 4th of July. I want to make a sponge cake with berries and whipped cream! I want a group of my friends to go do fun things. Maybe a beach picnic?
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Just in case [Jun. 23rd, 2005|11:36 pm]
[I'm not blue, I'm |contemplativecontemplative]

I know there are tv ads now and AOL ones and all, but in case you haven't been there yet, everyone please visit www.one.org, add your name to the pledge and the letter to Mr. Bush. Think of this like "Pay it Forward," everyone just pass it on to a few people and perhaps a small group of dedicated citizens really can make an impact.

Normally I like my job, but now I'm starting to question it. That, and I'm not sure how long I will have it, now that they say they are revamping the whole setup or what not. Any suggestions for things I could do as part time work?
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(no subject) [Jun. 21st, 2005|12:47 pm]
I dislike Dr. Phil for the most part, but this was like one of the quizzes in Cosmo and it was fun and I am super bored at work, and done with Debra's little survey, so yah!

Dr. Phil's Personality TestCollapse )
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Debra's Game [Jun. 21st, 2005|12:37 am]
[I'm not blue, I'm |complacentcomplacent]

01. Reply with your name and I will write something I like about you.
02. I will then tell what song/movie/icon reminds me of you.
03. If I were to apply an o'clock to you, it would be...
04. I will try to name a single word that best describes you.
05. I'll tell you the most memorable moment I've had with you.
06. I will tell you what plant/flower/tree you remind me of.
07. I'll then tell you something that I've always wondered about you.
08. Put this in your journal.
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Mara loves Disneyland! [Jun. 20th, 2005|02:07 pm]
[I'm not blue, I'm |curiouscurious]

So Jane was here all this weekend to chill and hang out. I think I did a pretty poor job of showing her Hollywood, but oh well. We went to Disneyland, which was amazing as always. *RIGHT IN THE FACE!!!!* I got kinda sunburned and crispity. Sarah really is the best person to do Disneyland with, she's like perma cheery but not in that annoying sense. And she knows it even better than I do, and she got me to go on all the grown up rides! I went on a roller coaster that goes upside down! I met a very cute guy who I thought was flirting with me (Clint, and his friend Jeff - I think) who was probably really gay because thus is my luck, but then when we got off the Matterhorn I lost him. We ate really good barbeque and went from not knowing what Polynesian sauce was to licking our plates. We got wet a lot. Thunder Mtn. Railroad really does go faster after 10 pm. I almost lost my cell phone on Indiana Jones but then didn't. All in all, Mara is a happy person.

However, now I feel like poo and am taking the day off work because I can kinda afford to and if I feel like it later I can make up some of the hours.

Justine called me yesterday which rocks.

Sarah left her sneakers here.

Never use LA Bite, it's a restaurant delivery service that really sucks balls.

I have pretty much nothing to say!
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(no subject) [Jun. 16th, 2005|10:27 am]
[I'm not blue, I'm |excitedexcited]
[I'm Rocking out to |Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man]

Jane is coming today!! :)

I've been hording hours at work so I can take tomorrow off and show her whatever she would like to see of Hollywood. And then on Saturday, Sarah and Jane and I are going to:


I'm sorry. I really do get like a small child when I know I get to go to Disneyland. I love it there. It is the most magical place on Earth, I don't care if that's a marketing ploy. It has rides and princesses and parades and fireworks and you just feel like you are in a living cartoon. The only thing it's missing is wild animals roaming around, but that would be super dangerous, so I get why it's not happening.

Work is super boring right now. We've added a new computer system that is like the ones libraries have. We have to go through and put barcodes on every piece of clothing there is, and we have to enter a description along with the barcode into the computer. Imagine, if you can, doing this for over 10,000 pieces of clothing. And don't even think about shoes yet, because there are another 2,000 pairs of those. And a lot of the time I'm the only one here, so basically my brain is going numb. numb. bmun. heh.
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(no subject) [Jun. 12th, 2005|05:51 pm]
[I'm not blue, I'm |okayokay]

So I flip on MTV randomly today, the one that just plays videos. Rob Thomas is now a Backstreet Boy????.... What the hell is that? He used to be part of a respected musical group, Matchbox 20 was a GOOD BAND. I freely admit that he's hotter now with the short hair (looks like Ewan McGreggor mixed with Andrew Moon, hell yeah!), but he's turned into one of those metro little pop star pseudo men. He could have just cut the hair, didn't have to completely overhaul the wardrobe too. It's all around disappointing, because the song (while I guess catchy) sounds just like every other stupid pop song out there. His voice even sounds different.

Why must everyone sell out?

So, even though it's four days away, I feel safe in saying that Jane is coming to visit me! I'm so happy! :) I love when people from home come visit me.

Tomorrow is Shannon's birthday party. I'm making her a cake, which is cool. I'm just sort of worried about the actual party itself; more about feeling like an outsider. I feel lately like I don't have good friends anymore. I have friendly acquaintences who I see on occasion, but for the most part everyone is too busy to hang out or call. I really miss Marie and Debra. Having best friends in three out of four corners of the world sucks. I want to at least be back in the same STATE as my ladies. Is it pathetic that I'm lonely? Most of the time I'm okay with it, but it really does piss me off when people completely ignore me.

Today along with the cake and packing up some of Krystal's stuff she left behind, I totally cleaned my room. I REALLY WANT A BED. It all looks clean except for the mattress on the floor. I want to get/make a bedside table, and I need to get a drawer divider and some baskets for my shelves. I figure if I do that and paint and drapes for the sliding door, it would be about $350. Now it's time to save up.
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(no subject) [Jun. 5th, 2005|09:58 pm]
The Tony Awards always seem to be such a weird mesh of everything, don't they? This year was no exception of course. Odd pairings of presenters, odd musicals, and mostly classic plays. I mean, sure, why not. I don't have much to say other than it was a theatre awards show in all it's glory, whatever that means.
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