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[12 May 2007|10:43pm]
So when is everyone coming home for the summer? and by everyone I mean those of you who are not already home.
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Students from the Sweatfree Coalition have said "Enough is enough." They have taken over President Coleman's office and won't leave until justice is served.

For eight years, the University has had a Code of Conduct for licensees. It states that manufacturers of University logo apparel must guarantee their workers do not labor under sweatshop conditions. Yet even the administration acknowledges that the Code is not working. Their answer: Years of inaction.

The Sweatfree Coalition demands that President Coleman take action today and join thirty other schools in signing on to the Designated Suppliers Program, the only proposal on the table the will ensure the Code is enforced.

What you can do:

Call President Coleman (734-764-6270) and voice your support for the students.

"My name is [INSERT NAME] and I am (from [CITY, STATE]) / (a student at [INSERT SCHOOL]).
"I'm calling today to express my solidarity with the University of Michigan Sweatfree campaign. I do not support the use of sweatshops in the production of University of Michigan apparel. I urge you to take immediate action against sweatshops by negotiating with students to develop a solution. President Coleman must sign the Designated Suppliers Program TODAY. Be a leader and set an example against sweatshops now!

Visit uofmsitin.com for info or to donate to our Legal Defense Fund.

Come out to the Cube and show your support for the Sweatfree Coalition and the Designated Suppliers Program.

[09 Jan 2007|09:06pm]
[ mood | aggravated ]

My econ adviser started our session by telling me I had really good grades and excellent prospects in the department so how could I be so stupid to not take the right stats class, not have taken calc 3 and linear algebra and econometrics and a few other math classes I had never heard of and that I needed to take a lot of econ abroad which is actually more intense than at Michigan and in a foreign language and that how on earth did I think I was going to achieve anything in life if I didn't do my econ major honors as well as Latin American Studies, and that no grad school would ever consider accepting me unless I have more math. Good thing I never intended to go to an econ grad program.

Basically I never want to go to econ advising again. I just want to go to my Latin American Studies advisor who suggests bars to go to in Santiago next year and talks about how cool it is to climb in the mountains of Peru. That sounds like a much better idea than econ courses in a foreign language.

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I exist! [14 Dec 2006|09:31pm]
Hey remember the last time that I seriously updated? well neither do I.

So today I did a whole lot of nothing except read and run 7 miles, I've never done that before, it was a lot but it really seemed like something that I had to do, I have no idea why.

I'm trying to ignore that I have two impossible finals coming up and one really easy one. Econ 401, the name that strikes fear into well...everyone stupid enough to be an econ major aka me. It's pretty much the equivalent for econ people as orgo is to pre-med so needless to say STRESS and lots of stupid graphs that for some reason have the dependent variable on the x axis because economists take perfectly good math and kill it. Oh wait, that's also my stat class: math that has been murdered until it is barely recognizable.

At least those aren't for awhile. I have Spanish on Monday which is pretty much a joke. I have to answer questions about the characteristics of an essay and then write about a paragraph based on some question that will probably resemble "analiza el tipo do logica que usa eva peron en los obreros y yo" which is "analize the type of logic Eva Peron uses in 'The workers and I'" which is pretty much just boring.

I just want to go home, a bunch of people were done yesterday which isn't fair. Stupid Econs, they're both at the end of finals week so I won't be home until the evening of the 21st.

At least the next day I'm seeing SPAMALOT! yay.

OK, I'm done venting...
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Five things you probably don't know about me [17 Nov 2006|01:13am]
Taged by trash-trash:

1. I can't use a lighter...seriously it just doesn't work, people have tried to teach me and I fail all the time. But it's ok because I don't need to light much of anything.

2. I still have a baby tooth.

3. I spent the majority of my adolescence wanting nothing more than to leave michigan and go far far away to college and then never come back. I've now decided that I want nothing more than to live and work in downtown detroit and am tailoring my career and education path to make that possible because let's face it, Michigan is just a really cool place.

4. I actually like my sisters. a lot. They are some of the coolest people in the history of the world and I don't give them nearly enough credit.

5. I secretly really like being an econ major. There are graphs and math and it all makes sense in a really bizarre way. Sometimes the graphs are even pretty. yeah that's right pretty econ graphs.

I tag the world. yeah that's right I'm being unspecific but most people already got it so have fun if you didn't
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[03 Jun 2006|11:56pm]
Today I found out that it is concievable for me to race 5 days a week, and possibly race the Mackinac, and moving towards making those dreams reality, I got invited to race on a 40-something footer on wednesdays which I think I'm going to do. Yes. And I think I'm cottaging next weekend and I'm going to get the laser (one person sailboat) out and be awesome. Yes sailing has taken over my life and I don't care. We're doing crap in the NOOD, I think we're 4th from last but whatever it's still fun.
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[16 May 2006|01:52pm]
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AAAAHHHHHHH school [10 Apr 2006|04:59pm]
So I just registered for my classes for next fall.

The good news: I got all the classes I wanted.

The bad news: I have either a 9:00 or 8:30 every day. I may just cry. Why would they reserve all but two of the sections of "introduction to literature" for spanish majors? I'm a Latin American Studies Major! that should be close enough. bitches. So I get to wake up to spanish literature every monday, wednesday and friday at 9, and Latin American Politics at 8:30 tuesday and thursday. This is really not OK.


9:00 am-10:00 am SPANISH 320
1:00 pm-2:00 pm ECON 401
4:00 pm-5:30 pm ANTHRCUL 319
8:30 am-10:00 am POLSCI 347
10:00 am-11:00 am ECON 401
11:30 am-1:00 pm ECON 404
3:00 pm-4:00 pm ANTHRCUL 319
9:00 am-10:00 am SPANISH 320
1:00 pm-2:00 pm ECON 401
4:00 pm-5:30 pm ANTHRCUL 319
8:30 am-10:00 am POLSCI 347
10:00 am-11:00 am ECON 401
11:30 am-1:00 pm ECON 404
9:00 am-10:00 am SPANISH 320
11:00 am-12:00 pm ECON 404

And none of them are technically honors...even though I'll be a sophomore taking all 300 and 400 level classes, which means that I will have to do honors conversions.

I just have to remind myself that the reason I am doing this is so that I can spend my entire junior year in Chile. Yay South America.
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[09 Mar 2006|06:12pm]
whatever life, I'm going home tomorrow.
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Today I decided to get my act together. [18 Jan 2006|09:44pm]
Yeah, so it's not as if I don't have enough to do right now because I seem to have an excessive amount of work to do for all my classes, but I feel completely uninvolved.

In order to remedy this I am tutoring for spanish club, possibly rushing a pre-professional buisness and economics fraternity and applying for a research assistant job...oh yeah I also have to find a summer job. To remedy that I might apply to be a summer camp counciler here. Or put a babysitting add, or go to the Greenfield village job fair, or give my application to random places in the village.

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Pie is delicious [23 Dec 2005|01:26am]
So the moral of the story is I would like Linda's a lot more if I didn't come home with my hair smelling like smoke and then having to wash it in the sink because I couldn't take a shower and wake up Regan. I love bowling. I also love running into Kyle Valade and his scene friends. He had his usual "oh my god what is Leigh doing here?" reaction. It made me laugh.

In other news, I am spending a week at my grandpa's which will basically involve non stop winter sports, and me wearing a really sweet snowboarding helmet so I don't die when I fall off of jumps and rails. My ipod is broken though so I might cry.

I'm coming back for New Years and Katrin so people should plan things and invite me.
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woot. [16 Dec 2005|04:43pm]
Yeah so I'm coming home tomorrow evening. My sisters are coming to get me and we're going shopping and lunching and then heading back home where I will be going to the Decks show becuase I haven't seen them in FOREVER and then I will proceed to hang out with awesome people, bake christmas cookies and possibly snowboard before returning to campus for my Great Books final. mmmm final.
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final exms of doom. [15 Dec 2005|08:35pm]
Dear World,

Since I'm not sure that people have realized that the University of Michigan Finals schedule is EVIL I would like to inform you that I will be here until December 21 because that is when my Great Books Final is.

However, other than that I am DONE with finals. So EVERYONE is welcome to visit me. You are also welcome to come and get me in Ann Arbor and take me home for a few days if you want to brave 94 in the snow.

My thought is that this snow is pretty amazing (for skiing/snowboarding not walking through) so if anyone wants to go to Holly or something this weekend, I would definately be up for it.

I love you all even if Michigan doesn't love me.

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oh the weather outside [15 Dec 2005|02:40pm]
It's really wintery so I'm hibernating.

there were wintery pictures. now one is my background
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[13 Nov 2005|05:35pm]
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your Livejournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

1. Visions of Johanna - Bob Dylan
2. Neighborhood #3 (power out) - The Arcade Fire
3. Needle in the Hey - Elliot Smith
4. I will follow you into the dark - Death Cab for Cutie
5. Mr. Grieves - The Pixies
6. So Many Cakes - French Kicks
7. Roland - Interpol


Anything to avoid reading thucydides.

[07 Nov 2005|05:06pm]
I think Carlin will appreciate this more than anyone else, except possibly for Carlin's mother. I have become addicted to the IM (which is the workout center) I go there every day and it makes me really crazy and happy just like sophomore year driving home from Track when I would be slightly psychotic. I feel like I'm on drugs...but I'm not...I don't think. I think my caffeine addiction may be dissipating too.

la di da di da

obscene amounts of homework are still undone

la di da di da Rachel Diehl is the best workout buddy ever.

OK I'm done now.
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Halloween = AMAZING [29 Oct 2005|05:39pm]
[ mood | content ]

So ignoring the less happy part of my weekend (overall it has thus far been rather awesome)

I have friends. Don't laugh because I've had friends here since my first day but I just realized that I have really close friends and that makes me really happy.

I think for me, the determining factor between a friend and a good friend is how and when you talk. It's easy to just hang out and chat about things in a big group but it is so different to just lie around with someone at 4am and discuss human nature and talk about your reactions to other people and everything that has happend. I love that I have people I can do that with becasue then I feel so at home here.

I am really coming to love the post party conversations when it's just a few of us chilling out in my room or becky's room with the food bin.

Eva asked me last night if I could imagine being anywhere else. And really for the first time in my life, I can't. This is where I belong right now and it's wonderful.

The only thing I would change is there are a lot of people I would like to transplant here to make it even better.

Look at me be happy. spooky.

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[09 Oct 2005|11:44pm]
So today Mikey is hanging out in my room being mikey which means he is sitting on my lap and taking advantage of my food bin while Tori and I put numerous bobby pins and a headband in his hair (it was really pretty) So then he goes "hey, we're moving furniture to give me more head room, want to help?" Of course helping them move furniture is a bad idea so Darcy and I go to watch.

We took chairs out into the hallway and watched as 6 of the 4th floor guys majorly struggles at trying to re trundle the beds, lost the pins and dropped things on eachother. The only person who had any idea what he was doing was marco who no one listened to and tended to drop things on his feet, so marco hid in the closet while we continued to laugh at the spectacle. So finally they realize that they probably should have taken off the matress before moving the beds so they throw the mattress into the hall.

Big mistake.

Darcy and I then steal said mattress and sled down the stairs on it. Then we hid it on our floor. We thought about sending it up to 9th floor in the elevator but thought that was a little too mean.

So we go back upstairs they eventually realze that the mattress is missing and try and chase us down the hall, however we were too fast.

The moral of the story: mattress sleding = amazing and I like having my entries have morals.
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[09 Oct 2005|01:23am]
So the moral of the story is that when you see people from your high school when they are drunk at a party, it's really funny.
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[25 Sep 2005|10:51pm]
This is an entry about how I love Interpol. alot. and can't focus on anything at the moment. It's also about the guy who walking out of the show said "ok I can get hit by a bus now" I kinda feel like that but I would rather not be hit by a bus. I'm just really happy.
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