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I have two tests this week. Shoot me now. March 9, 2009

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Lately I’ve felt disconnected.
From everyone, really.
Is this the price I have to pay to get good grades? Is this my sacrifice to be successful?
Most of my thoughts are either told to someone or poured into a journal somewhere. But recently I’ve just kept them in my head. It’s weird. Like, when I tell someone or write them down, I have to put them into words first. But when they stay in my head it’s more of a feeling than anything else. I don’t know if that makes sense. Probably not.

I gave blood today. I wasn’t supposed to. You’re supposed to wait 12 months after getting a tattoo and I only waited 6. But they tested my blood before the actual donation and it didn’t have any random diseases (and I’m pretty sure I would have started showing symptoms by now if I had one). So do I feel bad about donating? Not really. I have Type O blood which is universal, meaning anyone can use it. I’m in healthy condition (the lady was impressed by my blood pressure- guess I’m somewhat in shape) and I bleed a lot so it doesn’t take me a long time to fill up the bag. Once they stuck the needle in my arm, ten minutes went by and then I was done.
The whole thing was pretty spontaneous. I saw the “blood mobile” and I walked in. The end.

My butt is expanding. It sucks.

I don’t understand
How we drift so far away
I keep on holding on
But your hands are feeling so numb
Nobody told me that there would be days like these
I’m falling baby can’t you see
And you’re in no hurry to keep me from coming undone
Take a look at what we’ve become
Where do we go from here?
I don’t wanna disappear
Our hearts are on parade
So you can watch them fade

I don’t understand how the worst of times
Get stuck in your mind
I’d like to take away
All the stupid things that we say

Nobody told me that there would be days like these
I’m falling baby can’t you see
And you’re in no hurry to keep me from coming undone
Take a look at what we’ve become
Where do we go from here?
I don’t wanna disappear
Our hearts are on parade
So you can watch them fade

-American Hi-Fi “Hearts On Parade”


An email sent out to everyone at UT. March 5, 2009

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Members of the UT Community,

At the university’s annual “UT Remembers” memorial program, students, faculty and staff who died in the past year are remembered. Family and friends are invited to the public ceremony where the Tower bell tolls as each person’s name is read. UT Remembers 2009 will be held in the Tower Garden on Friday, May 8 at 2 p.m.

We ask your help in reviewing the list of current students and current and retired faculty and staff who died in the last 12 months. The list on the link below can be sorted by name, classification or department:


If you are aware of an omission or inaccuracy, please contact the person responsible for the category noted below. Your prompt response will help us make sure each family receives an invitation to UT Remembers.

Current Students: Dr. LaToya Hill at latoya.hill@austin.utexas.edu
Current/Retired Faculty Members: Ms. Angela Davis at angela.davis@mail.utexas.edu
Current/Retired Staff Members: Ms. Robin Jarman at robin.jarman@austin.utexas.edu
Other University Association: Ms. Melissa Huddleston at mhuddleston@mail.utexas.edu

Should you have questions, please contact Melisssa Huddleston at 471-7753.

Thank you.

Susan Clagett
Office of Relationship Management and University Events
Division of Public Affairs

Demetri Martin March 4, 2009

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So here’s the email I got on Monday:


The Texas Union Student Events Center’s Distinguished Speakers Committee and Music and Entertainment Committee will host a performance by Demetri Martin, in the Texas Union Ballroom on TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009 at 7PM. Admission is free and open to the UT Community with passes.

Demetri Martin is a world-renowned comedian and gifted musician with an affinity for palindromes. Martin has written for “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” had a guest spot on “Flight of the Conchords” and made appearances on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “The Daily Show.” In February 2009, he debuted his own television series on Comedy Central, “Important Things with Demetri Martin.”

Admission to the event is FREE. A pass is required for admission but does not guarantee admission to the event. UT students, faculty and staff may obtain passes from the Texas Union Student Events Center Events and Info Desk (UNB 4.300) by presenting a valid UT ID. Pass distribution will begin on TUESDAY morning, MARCH 3, 2009 at 8:00 AM (pass distribution: weekdays 8am-5pm).

**CONTEST** DSC and MEC are holding a poster contest to win VIP tickets (guaranteed admission and special seating). Design your own Demetri Martin-related poster, and submit entries to the Events and Info Desk (UNB 4.300) by Friday, March 6, 2009 at 5PM. Include your name, EID, email address, and phone number with your entry. Winners will be contacted via email before 5PM on Monday, March 9.

This event is co-sponsored by the Texas Union Student Events Center’s Distinguished Speakers Committee (DSC) and the Music and Entertainment Committee (MEC). The majority of funding for this event is provided by designated tuition paid by all students.

For more information please call 475-6630 or visit utsec.org.”

So, naturally, I was crazy excited. They started giving out passes at 8, and the building opened at 7, so I figured I could be there by 6 and easily get a pass.
Then I went on facebook.
Everybody’s statuses were talking about it. There was an event created showing that over 1400 people were planning to attend. There was a limited amount of passes, and while it was required to have a pass to get in, having a pass did not guarantee a seat. People were planning on camping out in front of the Union overnight IN THE COLD so they could be first in line to get tickets.
Going at 6 would not suffice.
Meaning I could not convince anyone to go at 4 in the morning with me (except Cami who had an 8:00am class and Alex (my roommate’s boyfriend) who said he’d do it if I paid him $100).

I put in a load of laundry at 1:00am Monday night/Tuesday morning and then got in back to take a short nap before standing in line all by my lonesome.
I had a dream that I got in line early and got a ticket, then went to the back of the line and waited in line again for hours to get a second ticket. In the dream, I got another ticket right before they ran out and I was happy until I realized I had missed all my classes. And for some reason, it was a big deal.
Then I woke up to my alarm going off. Looking at the clock, and seeing that it was 4:00am, I thought for a minute about how tired I was and how boring it was going to be sitting in line by myself, even if I bought my iPod. I thought about how seeing Demetri Martin wouldn’t be nearly as fun if I went by myself. So I turned off my alarm and went back to sleep.
So to make a long story short, no, I didn’t get passes to see Demetri Martin. Unfortunately. Ugh.

In other news… Hmm. I’ll have to update when something exciting happens. It’s lame when I update about how I tried a new flavor of yogurt the other day or with news about my roommate’s urinary tract infection. So yeah. I won’t.