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Best year of my entire life.

Thanks to everyone who made it possible, I love you.


ce que j'ai fait...

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My friend Christine has amazing friends. I went over to her house last night for dinner, and then out to this surprise party her friends threw for her. I went to elementary school with her, and we have stayed extremely close, even though we go to different schools and have our own friends. All her friends left, and it somehow became my responsibility to get her to her surprise party. We blindfolded her and put her in my truck and the two of us drove downtown. I had to walk down the streets of downtown Seattle guiding my blindfolded best friend, I'm sure people laughed at us. I would have, it was so hilarious. Her friends rented out a hotel room, filled it with 30 of her friends and had a hotel party at the Warwick (such an amazing view of the Space Needle). We all got extremely wasted. I slept in a two person bed with four people, I haven't done that since France. This morning I had to wake up at 8 am and run to my car so it wouldn't be towed. I drove home and slept for an hour before I had to go babysitting at 10am, I'm so tired now.

I also chopped off my hair yesterday. I've had it long since I was a little girl, now its just barely touching my shoulders. It was really time for a change. I love it.


Tonight I played dominoes for five hours, watched the Packers loose to the Bears, ate lots and lots and lots of food, watched "A Christmas Story" twice, and played with all the cool things I got for Christmas (a dock for my ipod!).

I lost my cell phone yesterday. What the fuck is it with me and the eve of holidays?? The night before Thanksgiving I crashed my car, the night before Christmas I lost my cellphone. It wasn't even my fault this time, the cell phone disappeared while I was buying my dad's Christmas present (David Sedaris' newest book). Maybe it was stolen, but who would steal a cell phone on christmas eve? Who is that cold hearted?

Now its 12:41 and its time for bed.


Happy ChristmaHanuKwanzaKa!

et joyeux noel et bonnes fetes a tous!!!

I'm gonna go work on college apps and watch "A Christmas Story" over and over for the next 24 hours.


Merci Elena.

1. Colour of most clothes you own:
i don't really stick to one color... I wear a rainbow

2. Number of pillows you sleep with?

3. What room are you in right now?
my basement

4. What were you doing 12AM last night?
at Christine's house talking to her and Parker

5. How old will you be ten years from now?

6. What do you think you'll be doing in 10 years?
married? with a kid maybe? i have no idea, i hope i'll be happy and successful

7. Do you have braces?
never ever

8. Are you paranoid?
not really

9. Describe your wallet?
red from fossil- really big with lots of room for cards and stuff

10. Your alarm clock?
old, ugly, black on one half, fake wood-print plastic on the other part

11. Your hair?
long and brown and extremely annoying- curly sometimes, straight other times

12. Tooth brush?
i have one of the new sonicares, its brilliant

13. What colour are your eyes?

14. First enemy?
hmm... this boy named Channing in 2nd-4th grade, he was such an asshole, he jumped off the playground on top of me and nearly crushed me

15. First play/musical/performance?
I've been in about a bazillion, I think the first was King Bidgood's In the Bathtub- I was the page

16. Last movie seen?
Les Poupées Russes, I've seen it twice this week, its probably time to try something new

17. Last person you yelled at?
my mom

18. Last crush?
ummmm i don't really want to say! thats the point of a crush isn't it? that is a secret?

19. Last shoes worn?
le coq sportif ballet flats- black w/ hot pink

20. Last ice cream eaten?
McD's hot fudge sundae

21. Last thing written by hand?
the serial number of my computer onto a post-it note

22. Last time wanting to die?
Don't remember.

23. When was the last time you went out @ night?
last night

24. What were you doing last night?
watching les poupées russes w/ christine and parker

25. Why do you like yourself?
this is a hard question to ask, because I really can't think of a great reason. Because I'm smart and have friends that love me?

26. What are your plans for tomorrow?
sit around, watch xmas movies

27. What was the last thing you won?
i dunno

28. When was the last time you got angry?
probably yesterday

29. What was the last song you heard?
The Engine Driver- The Decemberists

30. When was the last time you entered a club?

31. What is it about the opposite sex (physically) that gets you?
jawbone (yes! i'm so weird, i know) and abs

32. What and who are the things that you cannot live without everyday (besides water and oxygen)?
laptop, ipod, books. I'd like to say that there are people that I can't live without everyday, but in reality there aren't. I had to live away from my family and best friends last year and I survived, and now I have to live without my best friends in France. It hurts to be away from them, but I can survive on my own.

33. Current music that's playing?
Breathe Me- Sia

34. Can you list THREE things that are taking up space on your table?
letters from australia and france, checks that need to be cashed, and cds

35. What do you want to do now?
eat lunch

36. What's the colour of your room?

37. What's the first thing you ate this morning?
toast made out of cranberry-orange bread from Great Harvest

38. What shampoo do you use?
Garnier Fructis

39. How many people do you have on your MySpace?

40. What's that one music album you never got over?
Sufjan Stevens- Come On Feel the Illinoise! (my god, John Wayne Gacy, Jr IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONG I'VE EVER HEARD!)

41. Favourite day of the week? Why?

42. Did you do anything stupid in the past 24 hours?
i was taking out the garbage at work-- we had a ton, the can was piled high and i had another bag i was carrying. It was pouring down rain. I walked out to the garbage and the can fell over and garbage poured all over the wet parking lot. I had to pick it all up, then I took one step forward and my foot went in a puddle that was as deep as my ankle.

43. If you could change your name,what would it be?
j'adore mon nom.


Did I mention that I totally rocked my SAT IIs?
730-- French
720-- Literature
(the scores are out of 800)
The math is nothing to brag about, but the French and Literature? I'm a genius. (But we already knew that)


Sometimes life just sucks and then, by some magical, mysterious means everything straightens itself out.

I've been having the most fucked up week. I got a shit role in the school play (and I'm used to ALWAYS getting to play whoever I want) my computer broke, I wasn't invited to this party my friends are all going to... and assorted other things.

Yesterday I got home, all depressed, and then I saw this box from with Les Poupées Russes and L'Auberge Espagnol in it! I ran downstairs and put one in my DVD player... I fixed it so it should work with all zones of DVDs. And it did work, but the color was grayish and blurry. Like I said before, my computer had broken (actually, the disc drive died) so I couldn't try them with it. Sooo i was depressed again.

THEN at 5pm, my mom came home, and with her was Tannia! I had COMPLETELY forgotten that she was coming last night. Tannia is the daughter of my neighbor/choir teacher in France (Monique et Gérard). Tannia lives in Montana, and she is going home to Annecy for Christmas. She had to spend the night in Seattle on her way home, so she stayed with my family. Seeing her put me in such an amazing mood. After dinner I drove Tannia to Capitol Hill to meet a friend of hers. Her friend was named Shaleeen (oui, avec trois e... sa mere était défoncé). This girl was amazing... so sweet and funny, they told all these great stories about working on ski lifts in Montana. I've only met Tannia twice, so it was good to get to know her too. When we got home Tannia and I watched les Poupées Russes on her laptop. I laughed so much and missed France so much and wanted to be in Paris so badly.

I understand something now that I didn't know before... the reason why I've been kinda sad/depressed recently is because I miss meeting new people. Last year I met new people everyday, and I was constantly making friends. Everyday I woke up and knew that I'd meet somebody new, it was exciting to think that maybe that day would be the day I made my best friend. Now I see the same fucking people everyday, I have the same friends as I did before I was in France (and I love them, but...) I have changed and I need to meet some new people. I just have no fucking clue where to meet them, I know everyone at my school.

Have a lovely day.


lunch at cafe luna w/ justine and hannah today... best panini in my life. the kids were jealous when i brought it back to school.

i deserved it after all those lunges in weight training.

fuck AP Gov and the holiday satire sing-a-long, my group will crash and burn, everyone else will be witty and brilliant. I can tell already. we were not smart in chosing our song, our topic is awesome, but the song is annoying.


This morning my friend Chloe and I went to Seattle University to interview kids who want to be exchange students next year. It was crazy for us to see all these kids about to go away... they have no idea whats going to happen to them. It made us both so jealous. I'd do anything to be able to go abroad again, I miss it so much! Chloe and I both whined for hours afterwards about how badly we want to go travel (if only we had money). All the kids that were at the interviews were really great, they are going to do well, I'm sure. I also talked to their parents for awhile and answered questions.

Later we walked around Broadway and went to all the amazing shops and tried on old clothes. Then I had Dick's for lunch! I can't believe I haven't eaten at Dick's in over a year. I love Seattle on days like today.


[ ] I'm afraid of the quiet.
[x] I am really ticklish.
[ ] I'm afraid of the dark.
[ ] I'm afraid of facing my back to open doors at night.
[ ] I am homosexual.
[x] I believe in true love.
[ ] I've ran away from home.
[ ] I listen to political music.
[ ] I collect comic books.
[ ] I shut others out when I'm sad.
[x] I stayed out all night.
[ ] I open up to others easily.
[ ] I am keeping a secret from the world.
[x] I watch the news.
[x ] I own over 5 rap CDs.
[x] I love Disney movies.
[x] I am a sucker for green eyes.
[ ] I don't kill bugs.
[x] I curse once in awhile.
[ ] I have (had) "x"s in my screen name.
[x] I've slipped and fell in public.
[x] I've slipped out a "lol" in a real conversation.
[x] I love Spam.
[x] I bake well.
[x] I have worn pajamas to class.
[x] I have owned something from Abercrombie.
[x] I have a job.
[ ] Talked on a phone for 5+ hours.
[ ] I love Dr. Phil.
[x] I like someone.
[ ] I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
[ ] I am self-conscious.
[x] I love to laugh.
[x] I have tried alcohol.
[ ] I drink alcohol on a regular basis.
[x] I have tried a cigarette.
[ ] I have smoked a pack in one day.
[x] I loved Lord of the Flies.
[x] I have cough drops when I'm not sick.
[ ] I can't swallow pills.
[x] I have a few scars.
[x] I've been out of this country.
[ ] I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
[x] I love chocolate.
[x] I bite my nails.
[ ] I am not comfortable with being me.
[ ] I play computer games when I'm bored.
[x] Gotten lost in the city.
[ ] Thought of suicide before.
[x] Seen a shooting star.
[ ] Had a serious surgery.
[x] Gone out in public in your pajamas.
[x Have kissed a stranger.
[x] Hugged a stranger.
[ ] Been in a bloody fist fight with someone of the same sex.
[ ] Been in a fist fight.
[ ] Been arrested.
[ ] Laughed and had some type of beverage come out of your nose.
[ ] Pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
[ ] Made out in an elevator.
[x] Swore at your parents.
[ ] Kicked a guy where it hurts on purpose.
[ ] Been skydiving.
[ ] Been bungee jumping.
[ ] Gotten stiches.
[ ] Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour.
[ ] Bitten someone.
[ ] Been to Niagara Falls.
[x] Gotten the chicken pox.
[x] Crashed into a car.
[ ] Been to Japan.
[x] Ridden in a taxi.
[ ] Shoplifted.
[ ] Been fired.
[x] Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
[x] Stole something from your job.
[ ] Gone on a blind date .
[x] Had a crush on a teacher/coach.
[ ] Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
[x] Been to Europe.
[ ] Slept with a co-worker.
[ ] Been married.
[ ] Gotten divorced.
[x] Saw someone/something dying.
[x] Driven over 400 miles in one day.
[x] Been to Canada.
[x] Been on a plane.
[x] Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
[ ] Thrown up in a bar.
[x] Eaten sushi.
[x] Been snowboarding.
[x] Been skiing.
[x] Been ice skating.
[x] Cried in public.
[ ] Walked purposely into traffic with your eyes closed.
[x] Liked someone even though you knew you shouldn't have
[x] Thought of someone almost 24/7.
[ ] Hate the world.


Il a neigé hier!!

We were at school and it started snowing, big, fluffy flakes. And it didn't stop. I went to work in the bakery and watched the snow... Its nice to be in a warm bakery when its freezing outside. Everyone in my city gets so excited when there is snow, we all turn into little kids. The second it started snowing at school I ran outside with a bunch of kids in my grade and started jumping up and down. On the radio stations they played "let it snow!" and everyone smiled and chatted about the weather-even with random strangers. Snow in Seattle is a bonding experience! Of course, the dream in the heads of all us children was that we'd have a snowday today... but I woke up, and the snow was gone, none at all stuck on the streets.

Its the weekend now, and tomorrow I'm taking the SAT IIs- in French, Math I, and Literature. Its gonna be a rough morning.

BUT THEN Emilien comes tomorrow night, as soon as he arrives I'm going to grab him and bring him to my school's Winter Ball. I'm so excited to see him!


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  • I'm Anna Rae
  • From Tunis, Tunisia
  • A 20 year old spending the fall in Tunis, Tunisia through a program with Oregon State University.
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