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Well I have one more exam and then I'll be done for the semester. I can't believe it's here. It really seems like yesterday I was getting nervous about returning to school. I'm not dreading going home in the least. Actually I'm pretty excited to see my family and friends (those of whom will be home- Pittsburgh can suck it). I also will be resuming my job at the Brewhouse if anyone has a craving for a good beer or to see me.

I was reading over my journal from last year and at this time I was incredibly depressed about going home. I said I didn't even feel this sad about leaving a place in high school. Well I can still see that being true. The floor last year was...amazing. There were some good/bad/okay relationships, but I've stayed in touch with everyone of those. I've made some new friends this year but nothing can compare to the memories from last. I just wish everyone felt this strongly about keeping in touch. Not only now, but in the future. I've never had so many friends who were seniors, in and 4 months, they'll be gone. It's not like I'll never see them again; keeping in touch is what you make it. I'm not worried about me either. Maybe my expectations are too high. I'll have to work on that.

I read an article yesterday about the leader of Iran declaring that the Holocaust was a myth and the current state of Israel should be evicted and moved to Europe or America. It infuriated me. Everyone has their prejudices, but fact rules over myth. The Holocaust DID happen. There are pictures, accounts, survivors! There is no way someone could make up that type of devestation. Oh wait- one person did- Hitler. His imaginiation became fact and we all suffered greatly because of it. In terms of moving Israel somewhere else- obviously that's not possible. If we could have a miracle pangea and have new land rise from the ocean it would save people a lot of time and effort. Sure the bible says that the holy land needs to be in an exact place. But for other places, just in general. We have too many people on this earth.

I feel older. I look at pictures of me in high school, even from last year, and I look older as well. It's funny to see this progression because that is something I always have looked out for. Ben Folds says it right though- "everybody knows, it hurts to grow up".

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Well the countdown has begun:
Today: Spanish grammar final
Tuesday: Ancient philosophy final
Wednesday: Physics final (I think I might die...)
Friday: Data Analysis final
Going home! (and by home I mean to New York City and then home...)

It seems like the semester only started yesterday...

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It’s been 7 years today since I was diagnosed with Crohns disease. I remember being so scared when I was first told that I had a chronic illness. It’s amazing how things change. I’ve definitely had a lot of ups and downs. I like how crohn’s’ is still not a recognizable word in the dictionary (at least Microsoft’s version). Anyway, to make my point, I think I’ve matured since 13. Sure, I’ve had a lot of emotional, physical and mental setbacks. In a lot of ways, I’m still that scared teen girl who has just been told her life will never be the same. But now I don’t put crohns first. It doesn’t take me a month to work up the nerve to tell my friends, or to ask for help. I am better with medicine troubles, and am finally a lot more honest with myself and my doctors. I don’t think I’m doing such serious damage to my psyche or body. Hopefully remission is right around the corner.

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Katie Holmes is pregnant with Tom Cruise's kid? What the fuck!? I'm sorry, I know it's gossip (which has been confirmed so maybe not technically gossip) but come on. You know once they get married it will be anulled before the fiscal year is out. They be crazy. She's probably all voodooed out by Tom's Scientology Cult. But then again, I am a little pessimistic in general. So maybe it will all work out and live happily ever after with baby Cruise.

NOT.

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Well I'm home for the weekend. It will be nice to see the family and especially Sammy. It's always different seeing people the first time they come back from college but I don't think it will be any different. I also realized I suck at getting birthday gifts for the ones I'm closest to. Which shouldn't be because theoretically you know these people best, right? Oh well- sorry in advance.