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Gumdrop Girl
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Nope. I don't even get a plaque. 4000 posts only means I have been a nuisance here 4000 times.

I think I became an advocate somewhere around the 300 post mark. That's only because Miz Scarlet picked me to moderate. Likewise, if she wants me or anyone else to be a Sexpert, that's entirely up to her.

*bows before the power Miz S wields*

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it's Move-In Day on campus. the streets were clogged with parents' SUVs and station wagons unloading stuff. They mercilessly held up traffic on my street with all their hazard lights flashing. Ppl ran back and forth, others patrolled Telegraph in herds. Made for some difficult driving.

At Ikea yesterday, the sophomores were out in full force buying up housewares; you don't get housing after first year, so you gotta find an apartment. #220 is vacant. If you wanna move to the Bay Area and have $1200/mo to blow, be my neighbor. Otherwise, some sophomores will take it. Then again, they probably would have done so by now if they wanted it.

I got my first parking ticket. I didn't know street sweeping was Fridays. I thought it was Tuesday. Evil. But it's something of an inevitability here. Tickets are the city's primary source of income.

I met a pair of men playing chess yesterday. They were at the cafe where my boy works. I was sitting down with a latte and one of them started speaking to me. We shared a common interest in Southeast Asia, a good latte, and some other stuff. He knows a senior scientist/project director at Roche pharmaceuticals, so he's sending her my contact info. I really need a job. Some ppl tell me to get a job at a store, but they're missing the point -- i need a *real* job that employs my skills. One that'll fluff my resumé and make me look good to graduate schools. So it's labs and big pharms for me

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There, 4000 posts. I'm hungry.

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"Mmm ... floor pie!" Homer J. Simpson


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my friends are the BEST!

i've been working on my computer, and i needed a new sound card, so my friend offered to bring me one. he forgets to bring it to my house, and days later, i wind up at another friend's house beucase the card has been left there.

He hands me the "plain brown wrapper" and informs me the crew bought me a present. Sure enough, it's a vanilla-scented soft-pack no-harness prosthetic penis and testes.

The joke was, they had formed the junta, and for a while, i wasn't invited to join. Originally, it was supposed to be a "guy-thing" but the guys like me so much that they lobbied for my nomination and invitation. To assuage the lone dissenter, they wanted to buy me my very own schlong They finally took a trip to good Vibes and got me one. hehe

My friends. Wouldn't trade them in for anything.

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"Mmm ... floor pie!" Homer J. Simpson


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HAHA! Those are some good friends ... never let them go
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(Wiping away tears of laughter): Thank-you, my dear, you have just made my day!

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Just got back from a fabulous weekend in Las Vegas. I have never single-handedly committed so much debauchery I usually have accomplices, cohorts or a small junta with me.

I flew in friday morning, slept all day (what else do you do when it's that hot out?). Friday night was spent with my cousin's girlfriend who took me to a nightclub called The Beach. It was like a big frat party, but I had some fun anyway. I do love Vegas' policy for not charging gals for cover; SF is egalitarian in that they make you pay regardless of the skirt you're wearing

Afterwards, she dropped me off at my hotel where i finished off the night at Club Rio. Got groped by some yucky guy, so I fled. This fellow sees me kicking back with a cocktail, and he asks me, "Hey, i don't mean anything by this, but would you like to dance?" He explains that he is from SF, is in Vegas for a bachelor party, his friends don't dance, but he wants to have fun. So I hit the floor with him and have a blast! The place closed for the night (around 4am, so I asked him if he wanted to get food. That's another great thing about Vegas -- food at all hours of the day. So we had some breakfast and talk. I gave him my email addy and told him we had to go clubbing sometime.

The next night, I hit the Hard Rock Hotel with my sister. The thing with partying like a rock star is that you have to dress like one, so I felt kinda weird looking like a frump. Nonetheless, the slot machine doesn't care what you wear as long as you feed it. And I scored a jackpot of $85. quite nice. Oh, and i saw the best photo of the Wallflowers *ever*. I'm a huge fan, so I was stoked to see their visage in a secluded hallway.

Got back to the hotel. I went out for some 3am chinese food. gambled till about 5. went to my hotel room to pack my things. 6am i am off to the airport. no sleep at all till i got home. Yeah fun was had. I gotta do that again. except for the lack of sleep and the cracked up eating schedule.

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My life's been pretty so-so lately. No new excitements as of late, which is odd for me. i usually have something interesting to do. I went to a career fair at school today. I handed out resumes to anybody and everybody who seemed interested i hiring new lab techs, IT kids and just anybody in biotech and pharmaceuticals. One company seemed interested in interviewing me right away. they're in Emeryville, which means a ten minute commute (cha-CHING!). They do software development for biotech firms. They design the software that handles lab assays and tests and stuff. For immediate hiring, they wanted someone with a degree in biology (that'd be me), someone with extensive experience using computers (that'd also be me), someone experienced with tech support (that'd also be me), and someone who was fluent in Japanese (that's *not* me). It sounds promising. Small company. good location. Hope they pay more than $38k.

That's my life right now. i am looking for a job. A real job. No more waiting tables. No retail. And definitely no more unpaid internships! I'm not gonna knock yuppies. I wish I were a yuppie -- yuppies get paid!

Other than that, I've been hanging out with a lot of people i don't normally hang out with. Been too tired to go clubbing/bondage. I've got some riends who spooge their relationship dramas on me and want my input. So i give them input, then make sure to keep them good and busy so they'll not be so occupied with it. So far, it's landed me at Target, Chinatown, and various parts of San Francisco. It seems to work as a temporary diversion/anesthetic. I stil have enough of my Vegas winnings to fund such excursions.

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"I am so smart, I am so smart, s-m-r-t....I mean s-m-A-r-t." Homer J. Simpson
"Mmm ... floor pie!" Homer J. Simpson


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The aforementioned company wants an interview with me tomorrow at 3. I am stoked. I need this job.

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"Mmm ... floor pie!" Homer J. Simpson


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Good luck! Good luck! Good luck! It sounds really promising
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And more good luck!

BTW, what do you think of UC Berkeley? I'm starting to question going there instead of Davis because it will probably be more exciting and its closer to home.


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http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2002/09/22/MN128163.DTL

One of my professors is up for a prestigious award for his work studying yeast. That might not sound like much to you, but his discoveries have paved the way for new drug therapies and new avenues of study in the field of molecular biology. Textbooks talk about him by name, and his peers -- other professors, hold him in high regard.

He is also a brilliant and very nice man who was more than kind to me in office hours. Congratulations to him! I'm honored to have been one of his students.

May he finally score himself a parking space on campus (that's UCBerkeley-speak for "win a Nobel Prize").

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i gotta get this off my chest.

i have always been a huge fan of the band Bush. Ever since 16Stone, I have been utterly and completely devoted. The wall of my bedroom back home is covered in Bush posters, and a jumbo-sized head-shot of Gavin is right next to my bed to ensure that gavin was the first thing i saw every morning. I have worshipped that band since I was 15 (I turn 22 next month).

My boyfriend's roommate has got a friend who just moved here from MIT to start graduate school at Cal. I took him to Costco (he had never been!) and Ikea (he had also never been -- i think he's oppsoed to big chain stores, but is enthralled with them nonetheless). when we were unloading stuff at his apartment, he showed me his photos.

There was one. He looked **EXACTLY** like Gavin Rossdale circa Razorblade Suitcase. In fact, he bore an uncanny resemblance to a picture i kept on my school binder. (searches 'net for said picture -- can't find it, but found a lot of pix i scanned back when i did a fanpage enjoying their new home at http://www.hairleftmorningwet.com ).

Anyway, so he looks like a younger version of Gavin, and I find this to be alarming. I had to say to myself, "can't think about him like that! can't think of him like that!" I mean, how else can a gal act when her new friend looks just like the fantasy crush she's had for a better part of a decade??? And he's super-nice to boot! Oh, and the poor thing is recovering from a nasty breakup (he was leaving for grad school, she was sneaking around)

wow. i'm talking-thinking-typing a mile-a-minute. he's so ... HUBBA HUBBA!

may he rebound gently and find a good girl.

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Heeeyyy...I thought I looked like Gavin Rossdale!

And that's okay, because I went out to dinner with a friend tonight and our waitress bore an uncanny resemblance to Charlotte Hatherly. I damned near choked on my curly fries!

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Today, I was picking up some photos at Walgreens. When the cashier went get my photos out of the bin, she passed the one-hour photo developer. She gasped with alarm. i looked up. There was a panoramic-sized photo of a man's exposed crotch, spread-eagle on a couch. No head, no torso. Just knees, thighs and a very exposed penis. i turned a few shades of red and said, "I didn't know you were allowed to develop those here!" The cashier replied, "I don't think they knew we do these in the store." I replied, "well, if you need them in a hurry, I guess." Several more amateur pornographic photos poured out of the machine. I awkwardly smiled and took my photos. I was so flustered I almost forgot to pay.

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heh, You'd be surprised how often that happens. When I was younger I worked part-time at a large grocery store and was eventually promoted up to a point where I worked the 1-hour photo counter. Most of the stuff was mundane, but then you'd get the artsy pictures of women dressed up with candles in the back etc etc. They were almost always overdone, and I never really found them all that interesting.

Until the day someone from my high school walked in. I was interested in one of her friends, and this particular girl and I had been flirting innocently for years. We made small talk as I loaded the film into the machine, but she quickly left when the pictures began sliding out of the processor. One glance at the photos explained that. There in full color and glory, was that girl along with three of her friends, flashing the camera in a variety of poses and positions.

It just about made my day.

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Wow, ain't this a bummer. The test results are coming in, and so far it seems I've got =http://www.scarleteen.com/infection/cmv.html cytomegalovirus[/url]. this explains the fatigue and stuff. My boy needs to go get screened to see if I haven't already passed it to him. But most ppl have it, so i guess it's not a mega-huge-life-or-death deal, but it's not pleasant either.

So virgins who think they're invincible against having STDs, think again!!! You can have this too 'cause I probably didn't get this from sex!

anyway, my mom said I'd be tip top in about 4 or 5 months.

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Hey gummy, being sick sucks doesn't it? I hope you keep improving.

Have you gotten the results from your interview yet??


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*pouts* I didn't score that job (I guess they really wanted someone who spoke Japanese). But my friend is going to try to help me land a job with Planned Parenthood, so we'll see how that goes.

As for being sick, I don't notice it too much except for the flu-like symptoms that won't go away, and the fatigue. I survived the long drives between my parent's home and the Bay Area, so it's not all bad. But I just wanna shake a big clue stick at the people who think just because they haven't had sexual intercourse they can't already be carrying something. They could have CMV, too!

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Yesterday, I was sitting in the computer lab and I noticed that the person next to me was reading Scarleteen. At first, I thought he might have been reading over my shoulder and wanted to see what I was up to. But it turns out he's been a fan of ST for a while. This makes me happy We talked about ST for a little bit, and he commented that he loved the layout and the quality of the information. I, of course, agreed. I don't think he reads the boards, though... (if you do, umm hi!)

onto something completely different...

My boyfriend and I have been called up for jury duty tomorrow. It was a coincidence. But at least we can amuse each other while we wait at the couthouse. Personally, I'm stoked. I've never been called up for jury duty before. I *want* to get picked. I probably won't though. I'm too smart, too opinionated and too politically conservative for jury selection. That's too bad because I want to serve; I want to participate in the judicial process! I'm a civic duty geek. I get very excited for election day! and hey, the $5/day they give jurors is still more than I'm getting for sitting on my keister.

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Hey, gummy, I finally looked at your site properly. It's awesome! I suppose I should have signed the guest book there, but... well, I'm here now. Anyway, you're a very talented, clever little cookie, and you look just like I imagined you. But it's good to have an idea of the person behind the Gumdrop Girl posts.

I hope everything with grad school works out well for you. I think you'll make an excellent doctor, because from what I've seen here at ST you have a very down-to-earth but personable approach to people in a crisis situation (and people that THINK they are in a crisis situation). So best of luck with that too.

Rose-Anne


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hey Zanney, I'm glad you liked my page (it looks better in IE). All is well for the moment. I'm working on my personal statement for graduate school. And I'm applying to a lot of places, so I'm pretty sure I'll get in somewhere.

As for jury duty, we followed our instructions, and they told us we didn't need to come in. I was *so* disappointed! My obligation has been fulfilled, so they're not going to call me for another 6 to 12 months! rats!

instead, I went to campus to watch the Students for Justice in Palestine protest, and it was weak, so we left.

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I'm 22 now. Yesterday was my birthday. I celebrated by having my first rat-race experience. I dressed up neatly, got in my car at 7:30 and got stuck in rush hour traffic. I had a job interview at 10 for a job in South SF sorting chemicals between 4pm and 1am. Crappy hours, crappy commute, and they were offering $15/hr. Not nearly enough to make the previous two conditions worthwhile. i went to the interview anyway. I met with my job recruiter, and in the middle of our meeting, the company called up and said they had filled the position. Well, this relieved me from the hassle of declining the offer.

Actually, the celebration started earlier in the week. Sunday night was spent in San Francisco at an Underworld show -- they are one of my absolutely favorite bands. It was a luminous, joyous experience. That was my birthday present to myself, and boy was it a great present!

Speakng of birthday presents, I asked my friends to contribute to my "Flat Screen Fund" so that I may by myself a new monitor (this one's just about had it!). Instead, I got a *lot* of sex toys (dildos, vibrators, and vibrating dildos -- even the infamous Hello Kitty vibrator!). So, is this what my friends think of when the think of me???

The party was Saturday night, and it was fun. Much ginger ale (my friends don't like alcohol) was consumed. There were spankings and a quiet Russian-Armenian drinking all my tequila. We topped it off with a special screening of Clerks (the quintessential movie about life sucknig when you're 22) at a local movie theater.

All is good.

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the real world bites. i didn't get the PP job. i'm frustrated. i've been sick for about two months more or less with various things and no recovery time between them. if i don't get into school or geta job soon, my parents are going to make me come home, and lemme tell you, Bakersfield is a shitty place for anyone to live. surprisingly, i'm in a good mood, but i'm anxious as to what going to become of me. tomorrow, my boyfriend and i are taking a romantic getway to wine country to visit wineries and admire the fall colors. forecast says rain. there's a little black spot on the sun today. it's the same old tihng as yesterday. i don't need cheering up. i'm cheery. but i do need work. time to call my temp agency. i have too much twenty-something angst.

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Wednesday night was spent in Oakland at the Beck/Flaming Lips show. Flaming Lips were awesome; it was the first time I had ever seen them. Beck, however, was a little disappointing. His new stuff is very downtempo, sad music. Previously, I had seen him supporting his Midnight Vultures album. Now *that* was a fun show. Had that show been paired with Flaming Lips's show, I'd still be glowing right now.

The next morning I drove home to my parents. Trafic wasn't awful. The greeted me with news. They bought a new house! Ostentatious purchase of the year, they bought a half million dollar home in an up and coming neighborhood in Bakersfield. *shrug* it's their money, I guess can't argue. However, I will express displeasure because this place we call home has been ours for about 25 years. I've gotten quite attached to it.

I'm itching to get back to Berk and resume work on my applications.

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Gummy, I just had to let you know that your new signature is one of my favorite things ever. you would not believe how many times I have said that in my life; however, it's probably nowhere near the number of times you have. people.
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thanks lemming. actually, i don't use the phrase too much. but it's all too true. maybe i should use it more.

in other news, the NYTimes is runing an article about earthquakes near San Ramon. Interesting because I felt those quakes out in Berkeley and was a little unnerved by their frequency. I'm not in the Bay Area right now, and I hope terra firma settles down by the time I get back. It's a weird feeling to be distrustful of the ground beneath your feet.

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So, I just finished guiding an Asian lesbian tour group through San Francisco. Actually, my cousin came to visit me for the weekend, and she brought along her girlfriends. She is openly gay (and our family is totally in denial, except for our generation), and as far as I know, she's really good at it

We had a great time. We had sushi in the Castro, dim sum in Oakland Chinatown, shopped in Union Square, rode the cable cars, walked around Fisherman's Wharf, took a crazy taxi ride through Nob Hill, gorged on Italian food, drove to Sausalito and across the Golden Gate Bridge, came down Lombard Street (I honetsly didn't think my li'l Toyota was gonna make it, but it sure did! Go Li'l Blue!). We finished our tour today with a trip to the Scharffenberger chocolate factory. The smell stuck to my clothes, but who doesn't wanna smell like ultra-premium chocolate? So when the tour ended, I drove them to BART, and presumably they're at Oakland airport now.

yeah, i had such a good time. Nevermind the awful storm blowing through till tomorrow. On Saturday, I almost got squashed by a falling tree (I ran as soon as I heard the cracking of the branches). And driving was tough because high winds threatened to blow me and Li'l Blue (I named my car Li'l Blue) right off the bridges. Not to mention people driving way too dangerously for conditions!

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Ah, I remember San Francisco. I'm not one for big cities. We stayed at the Lumbard Motor Inn, and it gave my dad and I an allergic reaction. So the next night we got the Ramada, where the courtyard goes right to Fisherman's Wharf.

Interesting people. Quite different than my own dear Seattle.


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i've never been to seattle, but i have family there now, so it might be in my future.

i was driving down I5 a few weeks ago and I noticed a sign that said "Pleasant Valley State Correctional Facility." Naturally, I thought of you, DarkChild. And yes, it's a real prison. BruinDan says it's minimum to medium security. ironic name, isn't it. Not BruinDan, I mean Pleasant Valley...

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I managed to get away with chocolate, a Hives record, and no allergic reaction, so I thought it was all pretty cool. And yes, Gummy played the tour guide for me, and did quite the nice job of it. BD told me all about trains and Fritos, so I'd say it's safe to say the dude just talks a lot.

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There is a Happy Valley up near Burlington. But it's only a housing development in the middle of the Tulip Fields.

In middle school, saying you went to Happy Vall Correctional Facility was an ongoing joke amoung us nerdy type kids. We thought it was almost as hilarious as the Holy Grail.

Vist EMP if you get a chance. It's really facinating. And a look about the Seattle Art Museum is worth a gander.


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quote:
Originally posted by Milke:
...so I'd say it's safe to say the dude just talks a lot...


Who me? Never! And sure, maybe you didn't get an allergic reaction from the town, but I do recall catching some godforsaken cough while we were up there and transferring it to you rather politely. What can I say, I'm all about sharing!

Frisco is an all-around interesting place. I'm not sure I could ever live there, but it is a heck of a great place to visit every so often, and the drive from my front door to Gummy's really isn't all that bad. Seattle, on the other hand, is waaayyyy the hell up there in Rain Country, and I saw the sun up there once when my ex and I visited her family back in the Dark Ages of 1995. I'm a weather geek, so the rain was cool for a while. But I'm more like a flower than I care to admit, and life without the sun makes me understand why Washington's suicide rate is so darned high.

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Really. It doesn't rain THAT much!

We'll politely ignore those 40 days and nights of straigt rain a couple years ago...


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40 days and nights? geez! God must hate grunge music! did you folks build an ark?

it's raining here, and i am cold, soggy and unhappy with said conditions. argh.

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