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Rules for Tripping February 17, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — eni @ 4:18 pm

Not that I do- or plan to do- shrooms or LSD any time in the near future, but a friend of mine stumbled upon some rules to keep in mind when tripping. I wanted to share some of the ones I found most true and potentially valuable.

  • if someone/something upsets you, get the hell away.
  • don’t ever trip on a whim; plan it out first.
  • don’t trip alone unless you’re positive you can handle it.
  • always remain calm. it will all be over soon. you’re not going crazy.
  • don’t try to fight the effects. drugs are stronger than you, and they will kick you right in the teeth if you upset them.
  • never, ever, ever eat spaghetti.
  • Cars can hurt you.
  • You cannot fly.
  • It’s never a good time to die.
  • Although you may see things that are not there, you’ll still be able to see real things. In other words, cars that are present in the street will not become invisible.
  • only carry a house-key, some loose change, and your address in your shoe
  • be careful around mirrors
  • giant toasters the size of cars are cars and can hurt you as such
  • respect the drug
  • clean your house or the room you will be tripping in before you trip.



February 16, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — eni @ 11:21 pm

Recently I have learned:

  • That a friend of mine believes that, when people get drunk, it should not be entirely unexpected that they kiss each other. Especially if they are good friends. This is totally ok, even if said two friend both have significant others, but have declared their love for each other, as well.
  • That I like chili! Turkey chili at least.
  • That one of our puppies never, ever seems to grow (I am a member of my college’s Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club). This is the third week I have had him and he is roughly the same size he was three weeks ago.
  • That said puppy really enjoys sleeping in my toiletries bag, and makes funny noises when sleeping.
  • That a book that three of us are emotionally invested in is missing, supposedly somewhere in this apartment.
  • That in the 1800’s, a 70-something year genocide took place on the island of Tasmania, and not a single Tasmanian islander is left alive today. Perhaps half of those killed inhabited areas of the island that are still virtually unpopulated to this day, making their deaths even more needless and heartbreaking.
  • That the idea of maintaining three separate blogs at once is entirely ludicrous

February 9, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — eni @ 8:11 pm

Today I learned that a manager at my boyfriend’s place-of-work may have been fired. She is a single mother of two, and has been with the company for 20 years.
And along with that I learned that he had harbored some hopes of being a manager some day, and that he’s now afraid of that. And I learned just how frightened he is of losing his job. I can’t say I blame him. I can only hope to find a job this summer. If I don’t… I don’t know what will happen.


Filed under: Uncategorized — eni @ 1:10 am

Today I learned how much trust my boyfriend has in me.
Yesterday I learned how to put on eyeliner. I wore more makeup last night than I’d ever worn in my life.
Yesterday I got drunk for the first time in my life. Most of that alcohol was pushed on my by one of my best friends.
Yesterday I learned that when said best friend gets drunk, he is an absolute asshole. Yesterday he kissed me. He is dating my other best friend.


February 5, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — eni @ 4:50 am

Today I learned that people actually like this blog and follow it. Whoops.

Well in the past three weeks I have learned:

  • that I made the right choice in changing my major to anthropology. Computer science was not for me. I may never love college, but at least I don’t outright hate it anymore and I’m no longer super stressed out by Java programming and calculus.
  • that I can bring my GPA back up to a 3.0 and recover nicely from my F in Calculus and D in CS, without taking either class over.
  • that I can still complete my major, minor, and even a second minor and still graduate on time, in spite of having not decided on a major until two months ago.
  • that Mark loves me.
  • that Shannon (his girlfriend) still loves me in spite of that.
  • that I am going to be living with a puppy next year. Setting up housing for next year has been the most stressful thing ever and I am so grateful that it’s over.

January 14, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — eni @ 9:04 pm

Today I learned just how bad my financial situation is. By the time this semester is over, I will likely be entirely out of money. That’s right. $0.  I need a job, badly. Neither of my parents makes enough to help me out very much. I’m in college, so I have a secure house and meal plan, but beyond that I’m in trouble. Can you blame me for being terrified?


January 12, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — eni @ 11:26 pm

Today I learned about all the lovely things- pharmecuticals- floating around in America’s water. Mmm… carbamazepine… delicious.

Read about it for yourself here.