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I got up this morning and my mom asked me where's your car? And I said, outside where I always park it..... except it wasn't.

IT WAS STOLEN LAST NIGHT.


It was a 1996 Dodge Neon. I mean, really?


So I've spent all morning doing the police report. Seriously, am I really going to have to buy a new car?
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Tonight I went to dinner with the boyfriend. We've been dating since about November of last year, but the last few months have been tense. We argued- and by we argued I mean I got frustrated about stuff and he apologized- about little stuff, like me feeling that he didn't really show an interest in my life. He's 21 and just finishing his BA, and I'm 27 and just finished my MA and we were just at really different places. I felt bad that I couldn't stop myself from saying stuff when he upset me and I feel bad that I made him feel like a shitty boyfriend. Anyway, tonight I said to him again to please be honest and tell me what he wanted and he said he thought that he couldn't be in a relationship right now. I know he's right but it's just kind of sad. Anyway, we agreed to be friends and we'll see if that happens.

I am feeling better about my PhD prospects. I really want to go to UCSB even if it's not the biggest, baddest history department ever. It's got some great strengths for me-- a professor who does consumer culture and family and another one who is interested in the intersection of the Cold War and pop culture. And they have a public history program. Also the university hosts an Institute for Cold War studies. And it's Santa Barbara. Since I'm getting serious about it, I pulled out my GRE score from last summer to see where I'm at. I need to take it again and try to bring up my writing score. I keep all my test scores in this binder with college applications. It was kind of funny looking back on the letters from when I was applying to college my senior year of high school. I was waitlisted at Pepperdine. I wonder where I would have wound up if I'd gone there.

Anyway, now I'm kind of emotionally exhausted so I think I'm going to get ready for bed.
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Today I was at the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society doing some research. I went to the bathroom and on the way back to the research room I stopped at the gift shop. They had a 50% off table and one of the items was a ziplock full of old photos. It was marked $20, so it would have been $10, but the person working told me he'd take five dollars for it. I bought it for five bucks and scanned some of my favorites. There are about 40 pictures in it, I think they are mostly the same family. My guess is that someone donated a bunch of stuff and these didn't wind up in the archive since they are of no real historic importance. I like them and might frame one or two someday. This is one of my favorites.



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So I'm in Abilene, Kansas for the next four days. I am doing research at the Eisenhower library. It's a super interesting place-- this is the sign outside of it, and it's totally got the early 1960s architecture. There's tons I want to look at here so I'll be really busy during the days. I'm staying at the Holiday Inn and I've got a nice room with a fridge and microwave and I bought some groceries for here.

I'm beat from my travels today. My flight left at 6:30 and then I had to drive to Abilene from Kansas City, MO. The drive took me about 3 hours. I think it's time for me to take a hot shower and go to bed.
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For those of you playing along at home, yesterday was Christmas.
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that aren't really meant for me. They go to my school address and I think sometimes people accidentally send emails to the entire student or faculty/staff listservs. So tonight I got one that's an excel spreadsheet of all the colleges that graduating seniors of Nevada went to.....

And two people went to NASCAR Technical Institute. I wonder what it is. Like if I wanted to be on a pit crew would I go there?
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I got a puppy today! She's a seven week Jack Russell/German Shepherd mix. She's really cute. I adopted her from the shelter. She's my first puppy that's so young.
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So last night I woke up startled from a dream. In the dream, I was chewing a piece of gum and one of my teeth (the one next to my front tooth on the left) came completely out, like I spit it out. And I was panicked because I was supposed to be going on a trip the next day and I was scared I wouldn't be able to get anything done for it before I left.

In reality, though, the lightening and thunder outside woke me up. My bed is next to the window and lofted, so it was vibrating with some of the big thunders and the lightening was so bright. I was up for awhile in the middle of the night, so I've been really tired today. I had a lot of work to do today and still do, but I think I'm going to try and go to sleep soon.

Being this tired and having lots left to do on the list always just puts me in a funk. Now I'm stressed about the future and what I should do and who I want to be when I grow up.
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