Saturday, September 29, 2007

Autumn leaves

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Celebrating Will

On Friday, September 14th, 2007 police found William Liberi, my friend and former coworker, who was only 23, deceased at his home. I was shocked when I heard the news, over facebook and email and at least to me its still unknown what was the cause. I'm planning on writing a better tribute later, but I'm so busy with my classes that this little bit will have to do for now. Will and I worked in my dining hall for about a year, until he withdrew from Local Private College that Enrolls Many Ugg Wearing Female Students. He was a grad student who didn't feel the need to point out superiority to his undergrad friends. He was the first transgendered person I'd ever met and I'm grateful that that first time experience was with him because he was one of the most helpful and generous persons I've ever met. If you ever had a problem with your bf/gf he always had a suggestion on how to fix the problem you were having. He primary goal as far as a career goes was to become a psychologist/therapist for individuals who were questioning their gender, he wanted to be the counselor he never had. He had a beautiful soul and he will be greatly missed by his friends and the entire LGBT community that knew him, both at my school and Local Private College that Enrolls Many Ugg Wearing Female Students because of how much he shared with us and gave to us in terms of friendship. The LGBT center here is going to be organizing a type of memorial service for him here, but I'm not sure when. All I can hope is that where ever he is now he can finally find some peace because he truly deserves it.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Sunday, September 16, 2007

New Write...

(tentative title)

Lifeless thoughts
in endless subconscious
agony pierce through
her monotonous indifferent
disposition to break forth
a solo tear from the dry wells
of her empty eyes.


I don't know if it makes any sense, I was feeling pretty down and out of it on Friday and this is what I preoccupied myself with while we where going over coordinating conjunctions. Stuff I haven't given a second glance at since 8th grade English. Seems my whole class of like 12 college students (including me) need a do-over in grammar. Our teacher had us look up the definitions of prepositions and parallelism and nouns and verbs, because less than half of us could remember. Which is kind of pathetic but it's understandable when we learned this stuff -what was it like 8 years ago? I just wish this chance to re-learn basic grammar had come in my 190 or 290 writing courses, not my 410 writing course thats an upper division level class. It would've been more helpful earlier on. I mean, what does it say when your in a junior/senior level course in college and can't spew out what a preposition is? At my school it was "anywhere a mouse can go" so I remembered that part. But sixth, seventh and eighth grade English classes were a
long time ago. What I remember about my sixth grade class - my teacher talked to her dolls in class. Yep. Oh and would give you detention and forget by the end of class why. Well that part wasn't so bad in the long run..

Thursday, September 13, 2007


So this is my rat Skitz. I think my roommate inspired the name, because he was very skittish when we took him home from the pet store about two weeks ago. Most of the time he just sleeps (except when I want him too some times - like at night) and thats ok for me because I don't have much time to bring him out of the cage to play. He's good behaved and actually eats the rat blocks I gave him, probably because I haven't gotten him addicted to junk food yet like I did with my previous pet rat Spaz. Spaz was a huge rat, and I wonder if this one will get as big because he still only a few months old. Which would be fine for me, but I would need to definitely invest in a larger cage. The one thing that worries me is that he is the first albino rat I've had before, and I don't know how much of a difference that makes in terms of survivability to illnesses and colds. He's got a cold right now anyways - sneezing, stomach problems etc. But I'm pretty sure he'll be fine within a week or so.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Art Class: Field Trip #1

These are some of the more decent shots I got on my 2hr school-necessitated field trip to Recreational Wildlife Area That Shares A Name With a Home-Run Record Breaker this afternoon. I enjoyed the opportunity to just wander around with my camera - minus the almost missing the bus back part!