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Melissa
05 February 2010 @ 10:33 pm
blah. still alive. work. blah. should update more. blah.
 
 
Current Location: st kilda
 
 
Melissa
03 November 2009 @ 11:22 pm
finally got a dresser and a (yet to be assembled) nightstand from ikea.... still need to get a table/chairs (wouldn't fit in the car. lol) work's work. tis okay. will be flying home in 6 weeks for xmas. w00t!
 
 
feeling....: awakeawake
 
 
Melissa
24 October 2009 @ 11:00 pm
okay, so i don't post here too much anymore... i should tho. but i've decided that i should put the news stuff i wanna share here instead of facebook (but i don't know who even reads this anymore)

anyway, here's a couple stories...

Is hope in Obama fading?

Bono: Why I believe in Obama

"America is not just a country but an idea, a great idea about opportunity for all and responsibility to your fellow man.

All right - I don't speak for the rest of the world. Sometimes I think I do - but as my bandmates will quickly point out, I don't even speak for one small group of four musicians.

But I will venture to say that in the farthest corners of the globe, the world wants to believe in America again."


i think this sums up things quite well and i think bono's right. the world wants america to overcome. america has long been a country of ideals - 'freedom and justice for all' - but we seem to have lost it in the last decade or so with all these petty disagreements and so much fear of EVERYthing (tho it's probably been coming on for a lot longer). and i believe it's rather unfair to blame obama for not curing all that's wrong with america in the first 9 months of his administration. there's so much to be done and so much to overcome in the process. it's gonna take years but it seems that america's love of instant gratification is starting to win.... i wish people would realize that things are starting to go in the right direction, even if it will be a while before we see real results.
 
 
Current Location: st kilda
feeling....: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
Melissa
30 September 2009 @ 09:38 pm
2 1/2 months til i come home!!! it'll go quick. hard to believe it's already october (well in a few hours it will be)

Wed, Dec 16, 2009 - Melbourne, Australia (MEL) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
United 0840
Depart: MEL 1:00 PM
Arrive: LAX 9:52 AM

Wed, Dec 16, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Chicago, IL (ORD)
United 0840
Depart: LAX 12:30 PM
Arrive: ORD 6:30 PM

Wed, Dec 16, 2009 - Chicago, IL (ORD) to Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
United 7074
Operated by: United Express/mesa Airlines
Depart: ORD 9:32 PM
Arrive: GRR 11:23 PM


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Thu, Jan 07, 2010 - Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) to Chicago, IL (ORD)
United 7208
Operated by: United Express/mesa Airlines
Depart: GRR 1:20 PM
Arrive: ORD 1:19 PM

Thu, Jan 07, 2010 - Chicago, IL (ORD) to San Francisco, CA (SFO)
United 0137
Operated by:
Depart: ORD 3:00 PM
Arrive: SFO 5:35 PM

Thu, Jan 07, 2010 - San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Sydney, Australia (SYD)
United 0863
Operated by:
Depart: SFO 10:40 PM
Arrive: SYD 8:10 AM
Arrives 2nd day

Sat, Jan 09, 2010 - Sydney, Australia (SYD) to Melbourne, Australia (MEL)
United 0839
Depart: SYD 9:40 AM
Arrive: MEL 11:20 AM
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Current Location: st kilda
 
 
Melissa
14 September 2009 @ 10:39 am
"I'll do that when sober and have a clue what I'm doing. I'm English so may be awhile."
-- chris
 
 
 
Melissa
05 September 2009 @ 07:47 pm
non-updatey-ness....

nothing to update. work. football. work, work, work. sleep. football. work, work, work....bah. is it december yet??? i need a vacation!!! 3+ months to go...bah.

oh and my thyroid is f-ed up like usual. *grrrrrr* definitely not helping the situation any. *grrr*
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Current Location: st kilda
Current Music: lions v blues afl final...
 
 
Melissa
"You look like a mozzarella."
-- my italian friend after i told her that she looked tan (having just returned from italy)
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Current Location: st kilda
 
 
 
Melissa
24 June 2009 @ 01:29 pm
"Excuse me, mate. You didn't happen to see a man stealing a gate just now, did you?"

"Yes, I did actually."

"Well, why didn't you stop him?"

"I thought he might take offence."
 
 
feeling....: amusedamused
 
 
Melissa
16 June 2009 @ 12:45 pm
RIP Tom and Uncle Bud....


If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback
My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had, if today was your last day?
What if, what if, if today was your last day?

Against the grain should be a way of life
What's worth the price is always worth the fight
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
So live like you're never living twice
Don't take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had?

And would you call those friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories?
Would you forgive your enemies?
And would you find that one you're dreaming of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you'd finally fall in love if today was your last day?

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it's never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are

So do whatever it takes
'Cause you can't rewind a moment in this life
Let nothing stand in your way
'Cause the hands of time are never on your side

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had?

And would you call those friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories?
Would you forgive your enemies?
And would you find that one you're dreaming of
Swear up and down to God above
That you'd finally fall in love if today was your last day?
 
 
Current Location: st kilda