Month: September 2005

So every class from MHS between 2000 and 2007 has had at least one person die, except for 2003 and 2006. Now it is just 2006 apparently. Julia Jakal killed herself on…they think Wednesday. This is seriously insane. Current total: 11.

EDIT: I don’t think this is a joke, I just think it’s insane. I just talked to Candice and she is a mess and it made me realise I am probably coming off as being insensitive. But I’m not. I just don’t understand.

Well so much for going to Cabaret. I really wanted to see it too. Sorry, Melanie .

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I was in the bathroom last night brushing my teeth, when I heard “OH MY GOSH. JAMI GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!!” It was Ingrid. With her toothbrush. She was also brushing her teeth this morning when I walked into the bathroom. This is insane.

After church on Sunday there was a pot luck for family weekend. The Kevins convinced me to stay, since a lot of people were staying even though their parents weren’t there. So I stayed and got delicious free food. Afterwards I went over to their house. They have closet full of guns. REAL guns. And knives. And a Christmas tree. Kevin Tisch asked me if I wanted to shoot one. WHAT?!?! Of course I declined. Kevin Siddle is a member of the NRA. I don’t want to go back to their house. We also watched Bruce Almighty, which I was not too keen to watch in the first place. It was very blasphemous. I advise you not to watch it.

Jami: Butch from The Little Rascals died.
Dad: He was still alive?! I HATED that little f*cker!!!

I have been here for about six weeks now, and just today experienced my first real rude person. There is a thing out here where if you apply for a certain credit card, you get ONE free pizza from Dominoes. On my way to class today…
Guy: Do you want a free pizza? *Tries to hand Jami a flyer*
Jami: Is it that credit card thing?
Guy: Yeah.
Jami: No thanks.
Guy: Why not?
Jami: I already have a credit card. And I owe money on it.
Guy: Well that’s YOUR job…
Jami: *walks away*

My Dad is coming down here October 21-23. He told me I need to invite my Mom, even though neither of us want her here. So I did. She said “Why do you want us to be in a car together for eight hours? Are you secretly trying to get us back together?” Good job, Dad. I’d kill myself if they ever got back together.

I asked Danah about the mission trips. Mexico is over winter break, Haiti is in May, Adam is trying to organise a relief trip to the southern states affected by the hurricanes, and Yvette is trying to organise a mission trip as well. And Jami won’t be going on any of them, due to lack of money.

I have the Billy Madison Back to School song as my away message for when I’m at class. Tom IMed me the other day because some guy on his buddy list had the same away message up. He said we’re “meant to be.” Ha! I’m sure a LOT of people use that.

And speaking of Billy Madison, I have The Victory Song stuck in my head.

[Billy]
Yes, I will go back to school,
And achieve victory,
No man will take what my father has built
Unless that man is me!

[Veronica]
My Billy, sweet Billy boy,
I knew you would go back,
No one can stop you if you try,
Don’t I have a nice rack?

[Billy]
Veronica, I thank you,
For beating the sh*t out of me.
I see things so clearly now,
I choose my destiny!

[Veronica]
Oh, Billy, I knew you had it in ya!

[Kids]
We’re here to help you, Billy,
Get back in school to stay,
You gotta work real hard, and stick it out,
‘Til graduation day!

[Clown]
Hey, kids, it’s me!
I betcha thought that I was dead!
But when I fell over I just broke my leg
And got a hemorrhage in my head! [chuckle]

[Everyone]
There are obstacles in the way,
But together we shall overcome,
‘Cause you can’t break a spirit, and you can’t kill a dream,
Do you have any more gum, more gum, more gum, more gum?

[Billy]
Do you have any more gum?

Okay, here is my story for the day. I was working in the CCH office this afternoon. The computer there has a virus and internet pop ups pop up every four minutes, regardless of whether or not you are using the internet. Roger told me how to get rid of the pop ups when they pop up. So this one came up and I went to get rid of it and the computer froze. And of COURSE it HAD to be the FIND YOUR SEX MATE one. Matthew, Adam, and some other guy…maybe Joey? were there to see it, and Matthew, being the mature 34 year old that he is, went into Roger’s office and told him I was ‘looking at pervy internet sites.’ Thanks, Matthew.

Holy crap, I totally forgot!! Who, that has a car here, would like to go to Bradley next weekend to see Cabaret? I’ll be your best friend!

Alison Personette, you are my new favorite person..ette…lol

(melancholy)

Last night they had corn dogs for dinner and I got excited, but I’m also not stupid, so I had to ask and sure enough they were half pork. Bah. So I got stuck with an extremely burned hamburger. And then I took an extra ice cream bar on the way out to make up for it. Not that it’s possible to keep kosher at this school anyway, since they insiste on touching the ham and turkey while wearing the same pair of gloves and they use the same spatula for the cheese pizza as they do for the pepperoni and sausage, even though there are clearly five other spatulas there that they can use. But, no, God forbid they accomadate the Jew. No, siree, not here in the bible belt. Believe you me, I worry about Kashrut plenty. Please.

On Thursday I had three people ask me about my iPod. Out of nowhere. It was crazy. One of them was someone I don’t know asking if I would take $100 for it. Ugh. At first I thought it was Jimbob Martinez, because the e-mail came from JimBob something at something dot something and it wasn’t signed, but then I realised if it WAS him, it would have been Jimbob and not JimBob. I’m very observant. Sometimes. Anyway, Mrs. McEvilly is going to buy it for Tracy. Yay!

So a couple weeks ago there were a couple people downstairs in the lobby trying to raise money for Hurricane Katrina survivors (200 of them have been moved to Mattoon and eight of them go to school here now…how random). I never carry cash with me, but I happened to have a little bit on me that day. So I emptied my pocket. It happened to be just over $2.00, so I just put it all in the bucket. I was then told that if you donate at least $2.00, you put your name on a card and they will hang it on the wall to show everyone you helped out, so my name is on the wall downstairs, along with 24 other names. Yes, 25 names in all. Which is fantastic considering there are about 600 more people who live in this building, not to mention everyone who walks through it to eat!! Man that really makes me mad that one) I am being recognised for having given only $2.00, and two) nobody carss that much to just give a couple dollars. My gosh. It’s two freaking dollars. If I can spare it, anyone else at this school can. Man.

I got my bill for this semester and after all the grants and loans, I owe a total of…$69.05!!! AWESOME!!!

Today it was 65º in Mundelein and 83º here. I think it should stay this temperature all year round.

So at the retreat last weekend, Ali and Vicky asked me what my hair looks like when it’s curly, so after my unexpected dip in the lake, I showered and let Ali put gel in my hair and let it dry like that. I was really hesitant to do it, because I have always been made fun of for my hair, but, to my surprise, I actually got a lot of compliments, including from a couple guys, which is funny, because guys don’t give compliments unless someone is holding their testicles hostage.

So I talked to Gelsey again and somehow we got on the topic of schools for the gifted and it turns out she actually went to CCA and was in one of the classes I visited WHEN I visited them. Small world.

So we have the NBC stations from both Champaign and Terre Haute, so if I miss anything I can watch it an hour later on the Terre Haute station…which makes absolutely no sense to me at all. It’s just another one of those things about Indiana that makes my brain hurt.

I was worried I wasn’t going to have anything to do this weekend, since it’s Family Weekend and most peoples’ families came out here, but last night Leeann called and asked if I wanted to come over to her/Kristin/Courtney/Ica’s place and play some games. So I did. I relearned how to play Euchre. There were four teams. Kristin and I lost the first game, but we won the second one, so we weren’t COMPLETE losers lol. Ica pointed out that Lord I Lift Your Name on High and Waves of Mercy are the same song, with different words and she likes to sing the Lord of the Waves Medly lol.

Then today Melissa woke me up and asked if I wanted to go to a picnic at Fox Ridge State Park so I said okay (hooray for not needing to spend dining dollars today). We got there and Josh Wohltman was grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. Again, pork hot dogs. So, again, stuck with a burned hamburger. Ah well, such is the life of a Jew. Anyway in continuation of my last post, even though Melissa is not Jewish, she (and everyone else) should still not eat pork hot dogs, because all beef hot dogs are just so flipping good. Especially Vienna, except you can’t find Vienna out here anywhere. Oh and of course Josh used the same cooking utensil for both the hot dogs and hamburgers. Wonderful. I remember going camping with Girl Scouts once and my group was in charge of making breakfast one day and we wanted to make “Garbage,” which is potatoes, eggs, and bacon. And the people in my group (I do believe this was Melissa Plucinski’s idea, so if you’re reading this, it is still greatly appreciated) were very adament about getting turkey bacon instead of regular bacon so that I could eat it . Anyway, we wound up being kicked out of the park because someone had reserved that shelter and the park ranger was not happy lol.

I did well this week with food. I have to eat in the union for lunch tomorrow, which means spending more dining dollars, but dinner tomorrow night will be my last meal point for the week, which means I didn’t waste any money this week yay!!

Tonight I went to Buzzard to go watch Madagascar. Ted brought candy for those of us from CCH. David Schwimmer is so funny. I didn’t realise the lion was Ben Stiller until he used the word “Schmootz.” And of course everyone in the audience reacted the same way to that word as they did when Adam Sandler said “L’chaim” in The Longest Yard—as if they were speaking in some extraterrestrial language that they had never heard before. Oy.

Then I came home to watch sucky MadTV to see Frank Caeti, who was only in it for about 30 seconds. Why is Michael MacDonald still on that show? Doesn’t he realise continuing to appear on that show is not going to better his career anymore than making Air Borne commercials will better Barry William’s career? Lol.


You Are 40% Boyish and 60% Girlish

You are pretty evenly split down the middle – a total eunuch.

Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.

You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don’t actively fight them.

You’re just you. You don’t try to be what people expect you to be.


Your Personality Is

Idealist (NF)

You are a passionate, caring, and unique person.

You are good at expressing yourself and sharing your ideals.

You are the most compassionate of all types and connect with others easily.

Your heart tends to rule you. You can’t make decisions without considering feelings.

You seek out other empathetic people to befriend.

Truth and authenticity matters in your friendships.

In love, you give everything you have to relationships. You fall in love easily.

At work, you crave personal expression and meaning in your career.

With others, you communicate well. You can spend all night talking with someone.

As far as your looks go, you’ve likely taken the time to develop your own personal style.

On weekends, you like to be with others. Charity work is also a favorite pastime of yours.


You Are Italian Food


Comforting yet overwhelming.

People love you, but sometimes you’re just too much.

So I was watching Sara Gilbert’s new TV show earlier (turns out the guy who originated Boq is in it) and I saw a commercial for tonight’s episode of Fran Drescher’s fairly new show, which I had not seen. Tonight’s episode was about a Bar Mitzvah and that sparked my interest, that and the face that Mr. Sheffield was playing her ex husband lol. But then the big let down…Mikalah Gordon was going to guest star. Nevertheless, I called my Mom and asked her to tape it for me, since I would not be home.
Jami: I need you to watch Fran Drescher’s show tonight and answer a question for me.
Mom: What question?
Jami: Why is Mikalah Gordon getting work?
Mom: *gasp*
Anyway, she taped it into the computer nad IMed it to me. It was actually a pretty good show, considering sit comes nowadays are not very good. Anyway, I don’t know why I do this to myself. Seeing Mikalah Gordon literally made me feel sick. And she sang too. And she’s being paid for it. Ashlee SImpson doesn’t even make me feel sick. Mikalah Gordon makes me feel sick. Oy vey iz mir.