October 24th, 2002

Daria

Goodness all around

They think they've caught the snipers. I've been following this case way too closely, but even I was surprised at the sense of overweening relief that swept me when I heard the news.

I look damn good today. Hott, even. My makeup looks great and I'm having a kick-ass hair day that makes me love my haircut. Thank you, Natalia and Lancome!!

Reading a really enjoyable (so far) romance novel for review for http://www.likesbooks.com . It amazes me how I can get such enjoyment out of highbrow (snobby, even) periodicals and groundbreaking nonfiction on one hand and total pop-culture junk food on the other. Well, not really. Much like how I have food orgasms at the Melting Pot but still sometimes nothing but McDonald's french fries will do.

My co-workers and I were talking about alumni donations and how they never go where they're supposed to, so I think if/when I can afford to make a donation to Vandy, I'll just go directly through my old friends at McTyeire International House and the English department to make sure it goes to the right place. Oh, and the library.

We won at trivia again last night!! We joined forces with another team (a couple in their sixties) and called ourselves "Together We'll Beat You Twice As Bad."

And best of all, I got inserts for my Skechers so now they don't give me blisters. I am stylin'!!
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Daria

Here's my nifty idea

So many people have been talking about wanting mental stimulation lately that I'm starting to think about starting an Atlanta salon. We could learn and talk about stuff that interests us without having to bow to stuffy professors, and we could even start a community here on LJ for it.

The group itself would have to be Atlanta-centered, but the LJ community could be open to people from all over. We could use it to discuss, recommend good books etc., tell people about our personal research interests (like, I could lead a discussion of postmodernism in comic books, what I did my undergrad thesis on). We could meet up in person once or twice a month to discuss.

I wouldn't want to make it too strenous (you must read this book and come prepared to discuss it or else!!), because real life gets in the way, and I want this to be fun. Everyone could put in as much or as little effort as they wanted.

What do you think? If I get a positive response here, I'll take it to the Atlanta communities.
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Daria

Atlanta Salon Project

I'm serious about wanting to do this salon, but I can't do it alone, or without some interest. Please take a moment to fill out this poll.

Poll #70359 Atlanta Salon Project

Would you like to join the Atlanta Salon?

yes
7(53.8%)
no
3(23.1%)
maybe
3(23.1%)

Would you like to help plan the Atlanta Salon?

yes
3(23.1%)
no
5(38.5%)
maybe
5(38.5%)

Comments, ideas, etc.

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