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Lookie here. [04 Jan 2006|12:45am]

I don't believe Jess has posted this here yet. Some of you may have already seen it, but here it is anyways. Jesus, there you are.Collapse )
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[11 Dec 2005|10:42pm]


Just a little something.Collapse )
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[13 Oct 2005|09:05pm]

First post.

I was going through pictures for my AP art class, and this one reminded me of you guys here.
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[13 Oct 2005|12:21pm]

G O O D M O R N I N G,

I'm still on this movie idea. I obviously can't make the choice on my own as to what movie we're actually making, so I need your opinions. We've had so many ideas in the past [[we as in, Jess-me-Kippy-Kate-etc]] and it's hard to pick just one. We had the Troop idea. We had Bryan's ideas for the awesome zombie movie[[would be fucking hilarious]]. And I had a few ideas that go hand in hand with the issues that Antiflag bitches about in their music. It's good stuff, man. So I want to get things together. If we're gonna go through with the Troop idea--we need the following people AT LEAST: Myself, Jessica, Kipper, Kate, Bryan, Phil, perhaps Kerri [[makes weird face]], Tanya? Those were some of the people originally planned to be in it. If anyone else would like to be involved they may. We'll need a lot of help. Who knows. Let's take a vote. And GO!
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[07 Oct 2005|02:41pm]
I came across this on the Icarus Project site. That site always has a lot of interesting things on it, like this:
Read it. It's worth it.Collapse )

[[NOTE:I am not claiming to have written this. Here is the link to the site http://theicarusproject.net if you'd like to check it out yourself. I just hate when people pretend to be creative and insightful geniuses when they can't think or create something on their own. So instead they steal others words, ideas, pictures, and so on. Whoo. No need for a rant. I can save that for tomorrow.]]

With that said, I'm done. Oh! I have been drawing a lot more lately. I'll try to find a way to scan some of my stuff and post it here. :] Take care, everyone.
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[04 Oct 2005|02:20pm]

Some pictures. For fun.
Emptying out my camera. Just a few of 'em.Collapse )
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[02 Oct 2005|05:57pm]

When I was young, my father was a photographer.
Professional quality. I think he should have pursued it. [Perhaps why I'm so nuts about it now.]

He took a lot of pictures like this:
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He also hung out with me a lot when I was little.

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It was a fun time.
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[02 Oct 2005|04:46pm]
Since no one else posts anything here, I'm posting again! About the movie--months and months ago[[in fact, I think it was about this time last year]] we accidentally took this picture of Kippy and all said it would make a great movie cover. So thought I'd share it here.

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I like it at least. I changed it a bit.
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[01 Oct 2005|01:16pm]

Making a movie.
It was an idea that we [[Bryan actually came up with the idea in English class. Then Kippy, Shelle, and a few others decided to make the Troop movie]] came up with last year. But let's go through with it. Anyone got any idea's? Come on! I know you wanna. I'm still into the state trooper idea. That could be fucking hilarious. And it'd be something to keep me busy for a while. Anyone is welcome to join in on the fun. Contact me or comment here. Much love, Trinny.//
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Short rant. Cause I want to. [15 Sep 2005|12:40pm]

Norton kids fucking suck. Seriously. No one has respect for anyone, and people only give a shit about themselves. Hey, let's go and beat the ever loving shit out of some random people that have done nothing to you. Oh yeah, sure, it makes you seem that much more of a man. No, really. Fuck off; you're all pathetic. It really pisses me off. You all use eachother and you know it. You know you're going NO WHERE in life but you're too coward to admit you even think about the future. Where do you see yourself in the next few years? The Norton drop out rate has gone through the fucking roof in the past few years. I'll admit it. I dropped out. But I've got my GED, I'm making money, and a life for myself. Go ahead and take a look around Norton High. Hell I have more respect for Justin Cutting and this is his what--fifth year as a sophmore or junior? C'mon. I know it's pathetic but at least he's going back to make a fucking effort and that's more than I can say the rest of you. I don't give a fuck what you people think anymore. Call me a cunt, a whore, a nasty bitch--I can't get enough of your silly insults. Clean it up, you fucking coke heads. Since ya know--it's way cool to do coke nowadays. I've have my fun with all of that shit and guess what? It's not that great. Bang out a few lines and fifteen minutes later you need more. Pitiful motherfuckers. I have my select group of friends that I wouldn't give up for the world. People that I know I can count on and aren't gonna turn on me over something petty. I'd do anything for them and I know that in return they would too. And for the rest of you who don't count, good luck in life. Thankyou&fuckyou.
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[23 Jul 2005|10:09am]

This one time this guy slept with his best friends girl. <3333333333
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GRADUATING. [28 Jun 2005|01:19pm]

Since it is almost July and all that, I figured I should post the graduation pictures somewhere.

Norton graduation.Collapse )

My camera had a pretty much dead battery. So I couldn't get many pictures.

But I had new batteries for the..

Mansfield graduation.Collapse )


So that's that.
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[08 May 2005|07:44am]

MARS VOLTA!Collapse )
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[04 May 2005|11:33am]

Interesting. They have a lot of interesting things there at halls_of_psyche :]
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[03 May 2005|03:44pm]

Little girls are silly. Especially when they claim to have things. Educate yourselves. Or here! I'll do it for you. You know who you are!

What is genital herpes?
Genital herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus or HSV. There are two types of HSV, and both can cause genital herpes. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores, but it also can infect the genital area and produce sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can infect the mouth. A person who has genital herpes infection can easily pass or transmit the virus to an uninfected person during sex.
Both HSV 1 and 2 can produce sores (also called lesions) in and around the vaginal area, on the penis, around the anal opening, and on the buttocks or thighs. Occasionally, sores also appear on other parts of the body where the virus has entered through broken skin.

HSV remains in certain nerve cells of the body for life, and can produce symptoms off and on in some infected people.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 45 million people in the United States ages 12 and older, or 1 out of 5 of the total adolescent and adult population, are infected with HSV-2.

Nationwide, since the late 1970s, the number of people with genital herpes infection has increased 30 percent. The largest increase is occurring in young teens. HSV-2 infection is more common in three of the youngest age groups which include people aged 12 to 39 years.

How does someone get genital herpes?
Most people get genital herpes by having sex with someone who is having a herpes "outbreak." This outbreak means that HSV is active. When active, the virus usually causes visible lesions in the genital area. The lesions shed (cast off) viruses that can infect another person. Sometimes, however, a person can have an outbreak and have no visible sores at all. People often get genital herpes by having sexual contact with others who don't know they are infected or who are having outbreaks of herpes without any sores.
A person with genital herpes also can infect a sexual partner during oral sex. The virus is spread only rarely, if at all, by touching objects such as a toilet seat or hot tub.

What are the symptoms?
Unfortunately, most people who have genital herpes don't know it because they never have any symptoms, or they do not recognize any symptoms they might have. When there are symptoms, they can be different in each person. Most often, when a person becomes infected with herpes for the first time, the symptoms will appear within 2 to 10 days. These first episodes of symptoms usually last 2 to 3 weeks.
Early symptoms of a genital herpes outbreak include

Itching or burning feeling in the genital or anal area
Pain in the legs, buttocks, or genital area
Discharge of fluid from the vagina
Feeling of pressure in the abdomen
Within a few days, sores appear near where the virus has entered the body, such as on the mouth, penis, or vagina. They also can occur inside the vagina and on the cervix in women, or in the urinary passage of women and men. Small red bumps appear first, develop into blisters, and then become painful open sores. Over several days, the sores become crusty and then heal without leaving a scar.

Other symptoms that may go with the first episode of genital herpes are fever, headache, muscle aches, painful or difficult urination, vaginal discharge, and swollen glands in the groin area.

Can outbreaks recur?
If you have been infected by HSV 1 and/or 2, you will probably have symptoms or outbreaks from time to time. After the virus has finished being active, it then travels to the nerves at the end of the spine where it stays for a while. Even after the lesions are gone, the virus stays inside the nerve cells in a still and hidden state, which means that it's inactive.
In most people, the virus can become active several times a year. This is called a recurrence. But scientists do not yet know why this happens. When it becomes active again, it travels along the nerves to the skin, where it makes more viruses near the site of the very first infection. That is where new sores usually will appear.

Sometimes, the virus can become active but not cause any sores that can be seen. At these times, small amounts of the virus may be shed at or near places of the first infection, in fluids from the mouth, penis, or vagina, or from barely noticeable sores. You may not notice this shedding because it often does not cause any pain or feel uncomfortable. Even though you might not be aware of the shedding, you still can infect a sex partner during this time.

After the first outbreak, any future outbreaks are usually mild and last only about a week. An infected person may know that an outbreak is about to happen by a tingling feeling or itching in the genital area, or pain in the buttocks or down the leg. For some people, these early symptoms can be the most painful and annoying part of an episode. Sometimes, only the tingling and itching are present and no visible sores develop. At other times, blisters appear that may be very small and barely noticeable, or they may break into open sores that crust over and then disappear.

The frequency and severity of recurrent episodes vary greatly. While some people have only one or two outbreaks in a lifetime, others may have several outbreaks a year. The number and pattern of repeat outbreaks often change over time for a person. Scientists do not know what causes the virus to become active again. Although some people with herpes report that their outbreaks are brought on by another illness, stress, or having a menstrual period, outbreaks often are not predictable. In some cases, outbreaks may be connected to exposure to sunlight.

How is genital herpes diagnosed?
Because the genital herpes sores may not be visible to the naked eye, a doctor or other health care worker may have to do several laboratory tests to try to prove that symptoms are caused by the herpes virus. A person may still have genital herpes, however, even if the laboratory tests do not show the virus in the body.
A blood test cannot show whether a person can infect another with the herpes virus. A blood test, however, can show if a person has been infected at any time with HSV. There are also newer blood tests that can tell whether a person has been infected with HSV 1 and/or 2.

How is genital herpes treated?
Although there is no cure for genital herpes, your health care worker might prescribe one of three medicines to treat it as well as to help prevent future episodes.
Acyclovir (Zovirax)
Famciclovir (Famvir)
Valacyclovir (Valtrex)
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration approved Valtrex for use in preventing transmission of genital herpes. (See section below: How can I protect myself or my sexual partner?)

During an active herpes episode, whether the first episode or a repeat one, you should follow a few simple steps to speed healing and avoid spreading the infection to other places on the body or to other people.

Keep the infected area clean and dry to prevent other infections from developing.
Try to avoid touching the sores.
Wash your hands after contact with the sores.
Avoid sexual contact from the time you first feel any symptoms until the sores are completely healed, that is, the scab has fallen off and new skin has formed where the sore was.
Can genital herpes cause any other problems?
Usually, genital herpes infections do not cause major problems in healthy adults. In some people whose immune systems do not work properly, genital herpes episodes can last a long time and be unusually severe. (The body's immune system fights off foreign invaders such as viruses.)
If a woman has her first episode of genital herpes while she is pregnant, she can pass the virus to her unborn child and may deliver a premature baby. Half of the babies infected with herpes either die or suffer from damage to their nerves. A baby born with herpes can develop serious problems that may affect the brain, the skin, or the eyes. If babies born with herpes are treated immediately with acyclovir, their chances of being healthy are increased.

If a pregnant woman has an outbreak, which is not the first episode, her baby's risk of being infected during delivery is very low. In either case, if you are pregnant and infected with genital herpes, you should stay in close touch with your doctor before, during, and after your baby is born.

If a woman is having an outbreak during labor and delivery and there are herpes lesions in or near the birth canal, the doctor will do a cesarean section to protect the baby. Most women with genital herpes, however, do not have signs of active infection with the virus during this time, and can have a normal delivery.

Is genital herpes worse in a person with HIV infection or AIDS?
Genital herpes, like other genital diseases that produce lesions, increases a person's risk of getting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Also, prior to better treatments for AIDS, persons infected with HIV had severe herpes outbreaks, which may have helped them pass both genital herpes and HIV infection to others.
How can I protect myself or my sexual partner?
If you have early signs of a herpes outbreak or visible sores, you should not have sexual intercourse or oral sex until the signs are gone and/or the sores have healed completely. Between outbreaks, using male latex condoms during sexual intercourse may offer some protection from the virus. When used with these precautions, Valtrex can also help prevent infecting your partner during heterosexual sex.
Is any research going on?
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) supports research on genital herpes and on herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2). Studies are currently underway to develop better treatments for the millions of people who suffer from genital herpes.
While some scientists are carrying out clinical trials to determine the best way to use existing drugs, others are studying the biology of herpes simplex virus. NIAID scientists have identified certain genes and enzymes that the virus needs to survive. They are hopeful that drugs aimed at disrupting these viral targets might lead to the design of more effective treatments.

Meanwhile, other researchers are devising methods to control the virus' spread. Two important means of preventing HSV infection are vaccines and topical microbicides. Several different vaccines are in various stages of development. These include vaccines made from proteins on the HSV cell surface, peptides or chains of amino acids, and the DNA of the virus itself.

NIAID and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals are supporting a large clinical trial in women of an experimental vaccine that may help prevent transmission of genital herpes. The trial is being conducted at more than 20 sites in 15 states nationwide. For more information, click here Herpevac Trial for Women.

Topical microbicides, preparations containing microbe-killing compounds, are also in various stages of development and testing. These include gels, creams, or lotions that a woman could insert into the vagina prior to intercourse to prevent infection.

Where can I get help if I'm upset about having genital herpes or I have an infected partner?
Genital herpes outbreaks can be distressing, inconvenient, and sometimes painful. Concern about transmitting the disease to others and disruption of sexual relations during outbreaks can affect personal relationships. If you or your partner has genital herpes, you can learn to cope with and treat the disease effectively by getting proper counseling and medicine, and by using ways to prevent getting infected or infecting someone else, as mentioned above.
Where can I get more information?
National Herpes Resource Center and Hotline
American Social Health Association
P.O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-9940
919-361-8488 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday)
National STD and AIDS Hotline
1-800-227-8922 or 1-800-342-2437 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
31 Center Drive, MSC 2520
Bethesda, MD 20892-2520

National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street, S.W.
P.O. Box 96920
Washington, DC 20090-6920

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[25 Apr 2005|09:44am]



Just check it out. Quinn is adorable
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Bourne Bridge. [23 Apr 2005|07:12pm]

I have a lot of reasons to hate Cape Cod as a whole.
But I have always hated the Bourne Bridge. [[There are two ways on to Cape Cod -- the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges. They are almost identical; the Bourne is larger.]]
Part of it is the fact that it's been in my nightmares since I was three. Part of it is what it represents. And part of it is it's confusing structure.

At first glance, it seems okay..
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But then..Collapse )

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[31 Mar 2005|12:17pm]

I am posting my first entry in this community. I am Dianna. For now, all I have to say is...
I think I'm gonna love this community. :]
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[30 Mar 2005|01:53pm]

Painting the wall down near the dam today. Anyone else in? So far---it's just me.

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[23 Mar 2005|09:35pm]

I made this icon. I'm not sure if I want to use it yet but if anyone else does--here.

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