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ba-bomb

i bombed my test last night. completely, utterly, unequivocably bombed it. i doubt i’ll even get 50%. i read & read for the test. but i didn’t study the way i should have. first test with this prof – had no idea. now i do.
but still. ouch.

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stunned

during our lit class, since we’re studying booker t washington and web dubois and black rights after the civil war… we went to the african-american museum on campus.
wow. i am so blown away. i want to write about it & i’m not even sure where to start. we looked at an entire display of lynching pictures. it’s one thing to read about lynchings. it’s another to see it. people posing next to dead bodies for a picture. it was horrible. mind-boggling.
we watched some short videos and talked about what we saw & how it affected us. wow. everyone should see what we saw. seriously. it’s so easy to distance yourself. get caught up your own little world. not realize how horrible some things are because it’s just not happening to you.
my mind opened in so many more ways tonight than i can possibly explain. i made a new friend. the curator is a missouri gal too. i’ll be heading back to talk with her. and hopefully expand my mind even further.
wow. just so powerful. wow.

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ahoy matey

and
aaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!

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est

that which we resist, persists.
more on that later.

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oooooh, we’re halfway there

i got my a.a. degree finally. picked it up last week. it’s not much, doesn’t really mean anything in the real world – it just means i finished the prerequisites for a four-year college. but still, i have something to hang on my wall, right?

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lessons learned

i’m learning a lot about many things:
*choosing your friends wisely
*the power of seemingly harmless words
*guilt by association
*people that say things are resolved when they’re not
*how quickly people that have known you for years will turn on a dime – and how much that hurts
*the power of rumors that didn’t start out as rumors, but joking
*how responsibility for things can jump the fence – and suddenly the truth doesn’t matter any longer, but having a scapegoat does
i may lose several friends over something that i never started in the first place. it’s a total he-said, she-said thing, and people are choosing to believe the he-said simply because a ‘he’ said it.

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