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Writer's Block: Celebrity Overload [Aug. 5th, 2010|01:28 pm]
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Which celebrity are you sick of seeing? Who would you like to see more of?

Angelina Jolie. She's such a crappy actress and her "personal life" is such a joke, living it in the public eye. The attention she's given is practically worship. She needs to just disappear. I would always like to see more of Johnny Depp.
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an entry i wrote in another blog (y360), which has since been deleted by the host [Sep. 18th, 2009|10:46 am]
emma lee
[mood |energeticenergetic]

pirahna balls and cocktail sauce

* i will become an amateur pornstar and keep it secret from everyone, including you, fuckface!

* i will go to work out of sorts and collapse

* i will not give a flying fuck about other people

* i will love my neighbors unconditionally

* i will keep to myself and i will not make any waves

* i will try not to scare people by being so direct

* i will worship a false idol to become rich

* i will throw up if i eat any more

* i will convert to narcissisum and condescend onto them

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27 weeks ago! [Sep. 18th, 2009|10:45 am]
emma lee


A high-scoring essay must have five qualities.

What this means to me:
There are 5 important aspects of a well-written essay. You'll probably find that these are the same things your English teachers have been insisting that you include in all of your essays. First, you need a strong introduction with a thesis statement. Next, each body paragraph must have a topic sentence, and each idea should be developed with effective supporting details. There should be smooth transitions between ideas and paragraphs. Finally, you need to finish with a solid conclusion. Practice writing essays that include these 5 things, and you'll be well on your way to a good Writing score."

- probably from an sat prep website, but i don't remember.
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tearing [Mar. 12th, 2009|06:24 am]
emma lee
silty fish rock blurred inky paper with warm brush no tackiness heated breeze nothing sticks ashy blowing summer light isnt melted disintegrated hardness softened pieces flying on dark microscopic tissue dirt in the wind landing on my page in my thoughts through my mind how i breathe what i smell when to think i feel today and nothing planned the sky cracked open dumping glass i lost my nerve and buried covered in this sense of ends chalky firey swirling kisses of emptiness vacancy and openness made my spirit itch and tightened heart with biting blush all my strength and power drive endurance fight and speed confessed its strategy positioning movement on sexually erotic points at the fingertips sharpened vigorous lively cushions of blood reeling cutting gnashing captaining nails all because of one vengeful sea dwller made from gunpowder and the incense of marigolds.
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of of's [Aug. 2nd, 2008|09:43 am]
emma lee
Grammar Gremlins: Dropping 'of' in speech is common - but include it in writing

Is the word "of" necessary in the following sentence?
"He saw a couple of hundred people at the concert."
Omitting this "of" in speech is common, but it should be included in writing, especially that which "aspires to formality and elegance," according to Webster's Dictionary of English Usage.
" 'A couple' without 'of' seems to have begun being used like 'a few' and 'a dozen' in the 1920s," Webster's says.
The Associated Press Stylebook says of the phrase "couple of": "The 'of' is necessary. Never use 'a couple tomatoes' or a similar phrase."

------Also, can you imagine the first two verses of the elegant 1941 Glenn Miller hit "Moonlight Cocktail" without those "of"s?

G D7 G B7
Couple of jiggers of moonlight and add a star,

A7 E7 A7 E7 G/B A7
Pour in the blue of a June night and one gui - tar,

D9 Am7 D7 D9 Am7 D7
Mix in a couple of dreamers, and there you are:

G Em7 Am7 D7
Lovers hail the Moonlight Cocktail.

G D7 G B7
Now add a couple of flowers, a drop of dew,

A7 E7 A7 E7 G/B A7
Stir for a couple of hours 'til dreams come true.

D9 Am7 D7 D9 Am7 D7
Add to the number of kisses, it's up to you --

Am C A9 D7 G6
Moonlight Cocktail - need a few.


B7 F#m7 B7
Cool it in the summer breeze,

F#m7 B7 Em B7 Em
Serve it in the starlight underneath the trees.

A7 Em7 A7
You'll discover tricks like these

Em7 A7 D7
Are sure to make your Moonlight Cocktail please.

G D7 G B7
Follow the simple directions and they will bring

A7 E7 A7 E7 G/B A7
Life of another complexion where you'll be king.

D9 Am7 D7 D9 Am7 D7
You will awake in the morning and start to sing --

Am C A9 D7 G
Moonlight Cocktails are the thing.
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my shame [Apr. 17th, 2008|11:22 am]
emma lee

If you just want to hear that you are right, I guess you have come to the right person.

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first book [Jun. 21st, 2007|04:32 pm]
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early this afternoon i did my routine. i started checking the locks and opened the windows. when it was quietest i walked down the hall and made my first right turn into the bathroom, my haven. it's the smallest room in the house, with no windows and a big mirror. i look into the mirror as i would gaze at a lake or ocean. it communicates to me as a body of water would. i became naked as i watched her in the lake pulling the curtain back. my afternoon showers are of little substance. i lie in the tub and hear the droplets fall. from outside the shower it sounds like a din - that's not the sound i'm describing - it's not the sound you recall. it's the sound you see and smell. while i lay in the tub as the water pours down on me i realize i'm synasthaetic. 3 is benevolent, 17 is adored, 2 is depressing. 3 is blue-green, 17 is red-green, and 2 is generally fucked up. 17 is scruffy, like quarter inch long hair that gets whacked and scraped and waxed on a routine basis. 3 is smooth and round, tastes like a sweet tart, has the dimensions of plain lay's potato chip, becomes steak in your teeth, and smells like frangipangi. i stop myself from exploring this subject further because nothing but anxiety is the result. so i inhale the mist, and put my hand underwater in the pool i've gathered between my face, abdomen, and thigh. i focus on the clarity and transparency of the droplets on the tubside.

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(no subject) [Apr. 21st, 2007|05:09 pm]
emma lee
salt-of-the-earth. salt of the earth type people are decent, dependable and unpretentious.
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(no subject) [Mar. 22nd, 2007|09:44 pm]
emma lee
Check to see whether your sentences are too long: they should average 17 words and should vary from short to long.

Cut sentences down to size by using no more than one independent and one dependent clause; that is, one main and one subordinate idea.

brevity is the highest virtue.
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(no subject) [Mar. 19th, 2007|11:20 am]
emma lee
there's no peace, only emptiness of opinion.
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