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remember how we promised we were gonna see each other again [May. 9th, 2006|09:02 pm]
Super people from the cornell summer college 05
festivalof_life
hey, kids, here's the deal,
high school is almost over, we are about to get sucked in the college experience and i feel that all of you, people, i got to love for those weeks in Cornell would become a mere memory.
so, summer's here. let's get together. i was talking to dan and you could all come ot DC where julia and i live, which is sort of in the middle of all of you geographically. or we could drive up to new york and all meet somewhere. it'd be funny if we show up in cornell without being summer studends or something.
so yeah, think about it, the beginning of june sounds like a good time....

love you all,
enjoy the dreams of summer,

ioana
p.s. for dan and anyone else. another thing. i am going to spend three days with a bunch of friends in a Cabin in We
peace.
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hey it's been almost an year [Apr. 13th, 2006|07:50 pm]
Super people from the cornell summer college 05
festivalof_life
hey everyone,
what happened to all of us? havent heard from any of you in ages... i broke my phone and lost all of your contacts.
well, its spring now. the cherryblossoms are beautiful. life is good. i deciced to go to U of Chicago cause i love them beyond mesure and they gave me a scholarship (unlike cornell, brown, or the others).
i miss you guys. not long ago i was telling my boyfriend about our waterfall adventures, or dancing like crazy on pink floyd in my room (dan, where are you?) and sliding down that hill (ouch, pleasant pains).
sarah, dan, sandra, landon, lindsay, alex...tell me how've you changed? new discoveries. and passions. and music. and crazy stories of life?!

i saw julia a while ago cause she came to bday party. it was awesome. she still knows how to rock on that guitar ;]
so yeah, when you find a moment for old friends and wonderful memories, write to me: io_neverland@earthlink.net

love you all,

ioana
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*poke* wake up [Nov. 12th, 2005|02:11 am]
Super people from the cornell summer college 05
festivalof_life
hello wonderful people i love and miss so much,

i can hardly talk about waking up since i've been overwhelmed with work. you know how it is. but, hey we are almost done with a lot of this crap.
[keep the meaning, i am sometimes scared i'll lose it on the way] [in]sanity... it's all the same

my thougths are scattered and kafka is staring at me from a big gray book. "so i must threat the tormenting complications of this labyrinth physically
as well as mentally, and I am both exasperated and touched when, as sometimes happens, I lose myself for a moment in my own maze".
and then everything is wonderful.

wish you the same,
be strong and sweet dreams,

ioana _*_

p.s. hm...how about getting together to live in a cabin for a week or so? in the woods next to a beach, no electricity and cars. just music and sculpture of straw...
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(no subject) [Oct. 13th, 2005|03:30 pm]
Super people from the cornell summer college 05

esotericzyme
I Miss you guys SOOO much. i wish we could still hang out on the slope, listening to music and dancing. or go to the commons. the hemp store, evolution 102, taste of thai....
you are all so much more awesome than anyone here.
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2005|08:25 pm]
Super people from the cornell summer college 05

theinevitable
For all you aspiring psychologists/doctors, a strategy for making a patient all better:

A patient comes to you. He talks about some generic teenager-problems, etc. Then he talks about how he's really anxious. He mentions many anxious habits (nail-biting, hair-pulling, etc), and caps it all off with obsessive counting. He isn't sure what exactly is causing this anxiety. his mother, who is -in the room the entire time-, says that she thinks it is school related.

Do the following:

-assume that the cause of the anxiety is school-related. because, of course, his mom said so. why wouldn't his mom know what was going on?

-Ask questions about various things, and suddenly start asking questions you've never asked before. Declare that the patient's medication is not working, based on his answers. The patient will be confused by the fact that all of the answers he just gave would have been consistent for several years, if you'd bothered to ask these questions before.

- say something like "oh yeah! when we tested you 10 years ago, we noticed that you had an anxiety problem. I never really thought about a connection"... despite years of him telling you of problems consistent with anxiety. ie: weight loss, inability to sleep, etc.

-Talk about a patient you had a few years ago who you initially thought had ADD, until she mentioned obsessively counting things. Describe the male patient's nervous habits exactly. Mention casually that, oh, that girl ended up being Obsessive-Compulsive.

-Basically say "ok, bye. See you in 3 months." after suggesting some solutions that address the supposed-school-problem. Ignore any possibility that anything could be going on in the life of a teenager that could make them anxious, other than school.

-Bonus: randomly decide to test his hearing, sight, hand-eye-coordination, etc. tell him that his hearing has gotten worse in one ear, but don't really explain how much, or how serious it is.

And then, wait for the patient to go home and realize that you essentially multiplied their percieved problems by... probably ten.



I'm just glad nothing like that would ever happen to me.

Especially not in a circumstance where someone used an analogy in favor of medication... against me... that I used about 100 times at Cornell/in discussions with a friend here.
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(no subject) [Sep. 10th, 2005|07:57 pm]
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esotericzyme
So, I was eating a piece of dove chocolate, the kind with a message on the inside of the wrapper, and I got this one:
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For all of you who were on the buttermilk falls, and walked the trail up the really steep hill, do you remember when I was complaining that my heart was beating SOOO fast, and then Landon put his finger on my neck to feel my pulse, and started dancing? It's such a coincidence that I got this message!
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(no subject) [Sep. 6th, 2005|12:12 am]
Super people from the cornell summer college 05

esotericzyme
I found some really funny pictures of me going through my "goth" phase. thought you guys might get a kick out of them.
Goth SarahCollapse )
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back to zero [Aug. 28th, 2005|08:04 pm]
Super people from the cornell summer college 05
festivalof_life
hey everyone,
you havent written much for a while. who is the person with the calculus, btw? :]
my summer was absolutely amazing. i already miss bulgaria, its madness and beautiful ugliness. i just hope i have enough beautiful memories to keep me going through a semester of hell.
if you wonna know more about the hippy festival in the mountains, and about my crazy fancies, go to
http://mizemlya.blogspot.com or see pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/80051216@N00/
[there are a few pics from cornell there as well. next month i'll be given a little more space, and will be able to post more]

oh. hm. i am planning to go around europe next summer and visit all the wonderful festivals. someone wonna come with me? see, it's just nice to dream about it.
now that i am back in DC, you are all welcome to come over.

happy beginning of school btw. oh, shit, is my reaction. but just an year and it will all be over. college'll be paradise.
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School... wait, summer... what? [Aug. 11th, 2005|05:08 pm]
Super people from the cornell summer college 05
woven_strands
[Current Mood |nerdynerdy]
[Current Music |That's Enough - Dark New Day]

So, you guys know what is totally awesome/sucks? (it depends on your point of view) By the time this year is over, including vacations at school, I'll have been in school for about 46 weeks out of 52 this year. You want to know why? Its not cause I'm crazy - well, I suppose it really is - but its because I love math. I started calculus with one of my teachers three days ago. I wanted to skip it, so we're doing it as fast as we possibly can before school starts. Now, what kicks major ass is that his lesson plan for me is the same as for his normal year of AP calculus. Its about 44 lessons. Now, in the first two days, we did twenty freaking four of them. 24!!!!! More than half of the content covered in two days. Does that kick ass, or what? Sorry, I'm kinda elated right now, so... :-)
Dunno, figured I'd share.
I hope the rest of you are having great summers... hopefully not school-related, I think I'm one of the few that enjoys that.
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hurray for the world [Aug. 9th, 2005|10:56 pm]
Super people from the cornell summer college 05
festivalof_life
hey my darlings,
i miss you so but have great things to share. first of all. i am incredibly happy because...wai, why... oh, yeah cause i just am [no comment :] and there is no other way to be. i have a chance of having my own little photograpy exhibit in september here. it all depends on a meeting with one of the pros on wednesday and you can imagine i am trembling with anticip-ation (remember sweet transvestite). cause this is sooo important to me. it will be grand, i have no doubt, at least in my present state of exaltation. speaking of pictures, first i lost my camera (or it got stolen, either way, right now i am using one made in the good old USSR in the 1970s, mind you, its an antique, but i will have to master it). second photo thing. a friend of mine has promised to show me how to make my own website, and i hope to post alllll pics there.

and now get this! i am going to a crazy, beautiful, exhilarating festival of music, fire, dancing and who-knows-what-else in the mountains!!! its a big thing, with tons of cool dread-locky people, a lot of psychedelic/uplifting/insane music and some tribal rituals. i know Dan is going ~oh shit~ but dont worry, i will be safe. some friends are coming with me and we have promised to take care of each other. i will go crazy. i am already just by thinking about it. life is a wonder. lets all face it.
btw if you are that curious and wonna see what it's about, check out the website www.mati-zemlya.net
the name is super cool. ancient bulgarian for Mother Earth.

Alex, love you and havent forgotten. how is ~your~ life [and hair included? :-]
sandra, read, baby, read. i am constantly trying to steal some time but i have three place for volunteering now and they all swear they ~need~ me. lots of hard life stories but i am happy helping out.
Sarah, great desktop paper or whatever that the background for the journal is called. Buddha-like :] how are you? r u back home? please, do make sculptures, it sounds so wonderful.
Dan, i am getting a new bongo and am planning to practise (ha ha) during the festival. miss music here. do you know ~the scorpions~ they are having a concert here (here, here, on the other end of the country, but you know on a good sunny day you can ~see~ the other end if you climb a mountain ;) should i go?
Landon. glorious, my dear. great pictures. i've never doubted your managing skills :] unlike me, you posted all of them and probably still have a camera :] how do you do, otherwise...

someone know why is JULIA never here??? we've got to trace her and spy on her somehow.

bundles of love to you all. i am losing my internet time and will have to confide in thelapy for a while. i will try to write back ~after~ the concert and when i fall back on this earth. planning to fly (it's a special skill, w/out getting too high)
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