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Confessions of a Freaked Out College Senior Pt II

July 13, 2010

Wow. This is my schedule for the next few days.

My upcoming week at Yale Read more…


The Best Cliché Songs of All Time

July 9, 2010
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Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

Anybody who says they don’t like this song is a liar! Who doesn’t love when this song comes on in a bar and EVERYBODY sings along? Read more…

Volunteering in a Red Cross Emergency Shelter

July 9, 2010

Red Cross

If you have any time at all, I really urge you to get involved with the Red Cross.

I’m a Red Cross reserve volunteer. As a reserve I only get called when full time and part time volunteer personnel are all tapped. This is my first deployment. I’ve taken classes, I’ve participated in a full-scale shelter exercise, and for 11 September 2009 I was at ground zero providing basic support for victims’ families. But today my help is needed in an emergency role. There was a five alarm fire in Queens a couple nights ago that destroyed an apartment building – displacing about 100 people. Yesterday I did a shift at the emergency shelter.

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Adventures with Claire 2: Tanks, Guns, and Kitchy Fun.

July 9, 2010
Military Museum of Southern New England

Every Wednesday night the museum holds a "Flames of War" contest, which allows visitors to battle each other on handcrafted models made weekly by volunteers.

In keeping with my goal to remedy my over-worrying and just live in the moment, I’m sticking to my plan to have semi-regular pseudo-adventures. This one was more spontaneous than the high ropes courses I did about a week ago. I had a few hours to kill, and happened to be in Danbury, CT. I remembered seeing a sign once on the way to the mall that attempted to direct traffic to the military museum. It’s a kitchy half-assed sign, hand-made, so I just HAD to check it out. The Military Museum of Southern New England is actually pretty cool.
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My Life, Ten Years From Now

July 5, 2010
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Nothing like it is today, I hope. Then again, I hope some things are the same. I hope that I’m still passionate. I hope that I’m still challenged. I hope that I’ll still have goals. But I do hope that I’ll have advanced somewhat so that it’s a LITTLE less challenging to reach the goals I’m passionate about. Read more…

The Last Time I Thanked Someone

July 4, 2010

I work in customer service, so I thank people a lot. However, what does the obligatory “Thank you” really amount to? I’m never really GRATEFUL that somebody has asked me to make them a cappuccino or scoop them some popcorn. Read more…

Adventures with Claire 1: Treetops Tarzan-Style

July 1, 2010

What the frick is this “Adventures with Claire” jump-off you ask?

So, in an effort to combat my early-life crisis, I’m attempting to have pseudo-adventures about every few weeks. I’m not exactly of the class that has the means to go to exotic places, or even take off from work. I’ve decided that I won’t let an empty wallet or a busy schedule stand in my way. Life’s too short to save up for plane tickets. Read more…

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