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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2009|08:54 pm]
so i guess i don't have to feel bad at all about last weekend because my sister herself has a tasteless sense of humor!

background: my cousins had a cat growing up named fluffy, who died a few years back. erin loves knock knock jokes, but her knock knock jokes are usually just about everyday stuff (except she loves the "boo who" one.) tonight, the whole extended family was out to eat to belatedly celebrate my graduation.

erin: knock knock
me: who's there
erin: fluffy
me: fluffy who?
erin: fluffy's dead

also, does anyone else use tumblr? it's much more 2k9 than livejournal. i have one but i only know one other person who has one. emilyspemily.tumblr.com. i will probably get rid of my livejournal soon... tumblr is easier to use, you can post music on there, it's easier to put photos up.... etc. so you all should consider switching! not that many people i know even use el jay anymore, but i can't help it... i'm a writer. i have to figure out how to enable comments on here though.
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a lot of facebook talk [May. 20th, 2009|01:27 pm]
so my dad might go on a date with the mother of one of my exes. is that legal???? (rhetorical question, i know it's legal. but... ???!?) i want him to be happy, i really do, but there's gotta be someone else around here he could go out with. although the dating pool for people his age is small and he's had some crazy experiences so i guess i can try to deal for the sake of him going out with someone nice and normal. also i facebook stalked my ex following this incident (whatever, you do it too sometimes) and he's all the way in minnesota. also his sister is in india which makes me jealous. anyhoo... oh whatevs! they're all cool, it just makes queasy to think of my father kissing someone whose offspring i have also kissed.

also: i don't like the relationship status feature on facebook, because it tends to lead to unnecessary drama or just awkward situations. like when someone who was previously single takes their relationship status off, it comes up as "so and so is no longer listed as single," which means that facebook illiterate people (which is more and more, as these days even people's grandparents have accounts) will comment and be all "way to go!" "who's the lucky guy/lady???" etc. also, i have a ridiculous amount of friends on facebook (not because i'm particularly popular - i just got into it for awhile, and attended a small college where everyone knows each other) and i don't need someone i went to middle school with knowing all my personal business. i'm a fairly private person these days. stuff like facebook, myspace, etc. is best left to a somewhat impersonal level.

speaking of randoms on facebook, someone i haven't talked to in 2 or 3 years just started chatting with me and saying that my neighbor is a crazy psycho killer. what??? i dont need to hear this, i already get really creeped out around here at night and i'm pretty sure my house is haunted or something. and my bedroom window faces the direction where this particular neighbor lives. h8 the suburbs.

also i hate to admit because it seems weak but i miss my hair and i think i'm going to grow it out instead of continue to shave it. but we'll see.
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(no subject) [May. 17th, 2009|01:32 am]
i have a sister. her name is erin. she's 27 years old. she's autistic, and has cerebal palsy and epilepsy. she's also one of the funniest people i've ever met. she did comedy at a coffee house a month or so ago.

part of being autistic means that you get very caught up in routine, and you have something that you focus in on. erin is obsessed with trains, the time, and a few questions that she asks everyone. she asks these questions all throughout the day. "what time is it?" "do you have a dog?" "a cat?" "sisters?" "brothers?"

it's never ending. we're related and have known each other my whole life (22 years), lived together for 13, and she still asks me these basic questions multiple times, every. single. time. we see each other.

she talks about the time constantly. literally, about every minute or two.

the point is, she repeats herself. it's what she does.

yeah, it can be annoying. and it's OK to feel that way, especially after 22 years of answering the same questions. my dad and i joke about it a lot. if i ask him the time, he says, "what, are you erin?" sometimes (most of the time) we answer her questions jokingly. "what time is it?" "12:34" "i can't believe it" "i know! it seems like only a minute ago it was 12:33!"

we love her and we love spending time with her, but that does not mean we can't enjoy her with a sense of humor.

today i made a joke about how my sister repeats herself in front of some friends who don't know her, just know of her, and it made me feel about 2 inches tall. did i say anything bad? no. i said she repeats herself. but the room was silent and i felt like an idiot.

maybe it's my fault for joking about my beautiful, hilarious, unique sister with people who aren't fortunate enough to know her, but it kind of hurt my feelings that people actually thought i would think ill of my sister. she is one half of my family. she means everything to me. when my dad dies, she's all i'll have left. i can't imagine my life without her.

but what does family do? they joke. i think of her as any other sister and that's OK. she is who she is.

i don't know what else to say. it just hurt my feelings a lot.

oh well. i'm good at alienating people and making them think i'm an asshole.
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(no subject) [Feb. 4th, 2009|04:45 pm]
alright i need to get out this city when even my dentist is talking to me about religion.

also, males who inform me (a female) that sexism doesn't exist anymore are fucking stupid. same goes for white people who talk about racism in that capacity. maybe you don't have the most 100% accurate perspective to judge those things because YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THEM ANYWAY. eh? eh?

on a lighter note, someone may or may not have posted a missed connection about me? i mean i'm not saying i have the face of an angel, but all identifying characteristics fit (i take care of adrian's cool little dog all the time) except kentwood. here is the link: http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mis/1020156589.html
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(no subject) [Jan. 14th, 2009|12:45 pm]

just looking at this makes me feel like i have to poop cancer turds. what the hell, america?! eat a fucking vegetable.

the semester started monday and i feel like i'm being dragged kicking and screaming. i'm getting involved in a few projects that i feel are worth my time so that's good, and i only have 3 real classes. also i need sun to feel like a real human being so i'm trying to think of non-MI plans for next year, any ideas?
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(no subject) [Dec. 28th, 2008|05:19 pm]


also i'm thinking about starting a blog, in which i would write about real stuff that matters and can post articles i write for various odd and ends. what do you guys think?
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(no subject) [Dec. 27th, 2008|11:02 pm]
why do all movies have to have sex scenes? besides the fact that every movie having a traditional love story (because heterosexual romance sells! and generally promotes patriarchy!) whether or not it's pertinent or even makes sense to the story is annoying bullshit, it's really awkward when i watch movies with my dad!
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get out my face [Dec. 5th, 2008|04:00 pm]
i do not want to talk about my future with any more critical/judgmental grown ups. in france it is rude to ask someone what they do for a living, and i wish it was here, too. i am growing quickly tired of people telling me i really ought to go be applying to grad schools, or asking me probing questions about my future career. i think i'm going to have to take the soulja boy approach next time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfCmYyG-yg4
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(no subject) [Nov. 19th, 2008|03:04 pm]
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i feel good about life again and might be getting the hell out of here pretty soon after all. i don't wanna jinx it though so i'm not going to talk details yet.

soooooooooooooooooooo the school newspaper came out today. a professor - dr. duncan in the history department - wrote a letter to the editor in response to my pro-choice article. besides the fact that he misspelled my last name - which is enough to irritate me coming from a prof who had it spelled correctly for him all over the last issue - he basically said that it was inappropriate to have published my article the day after the election, because obama's election indicates "a new, more respectful ton in our politics is now possible" and that obama himself mentioned in the debates that his staff have mischaracterized pro-life advocates and that obama pledged to reduce the number of abortions, so "americans of all views on this difficult issue should do what they can to help president obama make that promise a reality, starting in january."

i was both frustrated and amused, and sent a letter to the editor of my own. i doubt it will be published because it's probably time for the saint to lay this issue to rest, but it would be cool if they did....

To the Editor:
In response to Dr. Duncan's letter to the editor: he both disrespectfully misspelled my last name and misinterpreted my point. I am not, never have been, and never will be, an Obama supporter. If Obama's election means a change in politics that involves censorship and only one view (the pro-life opinion) being expressed across the board, then I fear for the future.

-Emily Donohoe

but, on the other hand, i was pleasantly surprised by john lacrosse's response to my editorial. he e-mailed me a full version of it (it's WAY longer than the one published in the saint), and basically said that he respects me as a person, didn't want me to be offended personally, and that he would love it if i responded to his editorial in order to spark healthy discussion between both the two of us and in the "aquinas community." that is AWESOME. i love when people are open to hearing new ideas, and discussing rather than just arguing and dismissing others. i also thought his response was intelligent and well formulated, even if i disagree.

also, it's interesting that all of the most strong reactions to my article have come from men.

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah!
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forget all your politics for awhile [Nov. 5th, 2008|11:12 am]
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the new york times website's front page last night, in huge letters: "RACIAL BARRIER FALLS AS BARACK OBAMA BECOMES FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT."

i'm sorry, but that is a fucking MYTH. one black man became president, sure, but what about the hundreds of thousands living in poverty or rotting in jail because of institutional racism? it is DANGEROUS to take obama's victory to mean more than it does and it really gets my blood boiling.

now that the election is done and another dude is president, let's shift our focus and take it to the streets??????????????
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