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Posted on 2007.04.24 at 10:20
Current Music: Apples in Stereo/Of Montreal (I'm very Elephant 6-y lately)
So I'm going to Montana for the summer. Yep. I apparently don't know how to get a "real job" and instead took a job at a hotel in Glacier National Park as a housekeeper or whatever. Yep. I work until 2 in the afternoon every day and the rest of my time will be spent hiking and reading. Thats the best I could pull off. But in reality, i'm very excited about this whole idea and I'm going read so many god damn books it'll make the heads of the thousands of bears that i'll be living with spin. So yeah, I start work June 6 and go until September 24th. Which then after that, I have to figure out if i'm going right to this whole grad school thing or move out to Chicago. (I'm 85 percent moving to Chicago? Roommate(s)?)

Oh! I forgot, I'm looking for some book suggestions for the summer. I'm going to have plenty of my own, lots of American history and probably reading the constitution over rather closely (Nerd!), but i'd love to hear some other suggestions. I've been getting into Enviromentalism a lot this semester, so i'll be reading a lot of that too hopefully. I also need a bike I think, not sure how thats going to work.

School is dragging to a finish. I won't go into to detail, but everything I liked about my small school i'm starting to hate and I'm ready to be done. I'm doing...betterish with classes but its still hard to care and this whole Res life business is really just a waste of time.

Hrm, oh! i'm now the proud owner of a pretty little Honda Civic, which i'm not sure how i'm going to pay for, but i'm very thankful. (its from my parents until I can pay for it. I think.)

The whole Vtech stuff was pretty hard, got a little perturbed with the politicizing that went on, but I guess thats to be expected now. It was also hard to read about the 170 people who got killed in Iraq the same day, not sure how one can compared the two things.

Also. RIP David Halberstam. One of our nations most important and best writers in our history. His Vietnam writings were really important. I got to see him talk at SNC last year, his understanding of the Vietnam and Iraq wars was really impressive and helpful.

Get the new Great Lake Swimmers album! its fantastic! Also: Twighlight Sad.


Jessica Rebecca Schultz
la_becky at 2007-04-24 16:43 (UTC) (Link)
Dude-Dude Those summer plans sound mighty fine.

As for the constitution... man the federalist paper is where its at. it takes like ten minuets (ok maybe more) to read the constituion; but the meat of the thing is in the constitutional debates or the Fed-papers. Also, if you want to get a good feel for the Anti-feds possition you can get a hold of teh "federal Farmer."

You should get a pocket constitution if you dont already have one... i mean its practicly a badge of honor for the right geeks... (http://www.amazon.com/Declaration-Independence-Constitution-United-States/dp/1882577981/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-9429730-1751841?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1177432947&sr=8-1)

So anyway, i'm liking your summer plans. Waaaaay to be awesome. I will be doing the same thing this year too... getting ready for grad school and shit.

yep yep.
duckp0ndsimul8r at 2007-04-24 19:55 (UTC) (Link)
When are you moving to Chicago? I'm looking to roughly around the start of August and am looking for a place/roommates.
all_the_mix_cds at 2007-04-24 22:18 (UTC) (Link)
Might I suggest you get your hands on the new album from The National Lights.
Grammar Phone
rascaltwitch22 at 2007-04-25 01:46 (UTC) (Link)
let's just get a sailboat and live on the water like seals. sexy, flamenco-dancing seals without a CARE in the world!
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Grammar Phone
rascaltwitch22 at 2007-04-26 04:17 (UTC) (Link)
hehe, i don't think colin wants to go to Missouri. I don't think anyone does.

colin, listen to that ratatat song as well as the junior boys remix. DO EET!
hot4morelli at 2007-04-28 00:46 (UTC) (Link)

Glacier National Park is gorgeous! How are you getting there? Will you be driving? Will you be driving through Minot? You should stop by!
i_am_maddog at 2007-04-28 16:26 (UTC) (Link)
Colin I had a dream last night that you and I were civil war reenactors and you were charging around directing everyone and climbing over fencepost's and running forward. I think it has something to do with you staying in the park. I was hoping I could possibly make it out that way this summer. I don't know yet. Thanks for the update!
i_am_mom at 2007-05-03 01:33 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on finding something great to do over the summer. I personally am going to be a nanny, which is pretty much my equivalent of your National park gig.

Speaking of work, I'm actually going to be at your school tomorrow night, because I have an interview for a hall director position on Friday. I would love to see you if you have a little extra time. I tried to convince Eric that he should come with me, but he has big ideas about going to class and studying. :)
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