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Jun. 4th, 2008 | 06:28 pm
location: my room, my desk
mood: contemplativecontemplative
music: "Don't Stop Believing" -Journey

Dear Journal Viewers, 

God, I love this icon, I love this woman! Thanks crown_the_queen

Lots have happened since my last real post.  I have many new friends on my list now, thanks to the Mrs. Robinson group. It was so nice to find a place that celebrates these talented and beautiful older women. My mom thinks I should write a book called "In Praise of the Older Woman" and take the photos myself. I might just do that someday. Who wouldn't want to photograph someone like a Deneuve or Mirren? 

So many of you know that I am taking my Senior year abroad in South Africa. I am so excited and thrilled to be going. For a while I was very nervous about the violence and racial aspects of my visit. I am stil taking this giant step with trepidation but I really need to DO IT! 
My fears have been somewhat assuaged since my host family have contacted me and they sound like the nicest people. They live in East London, South Africa and have one daughter and two precious dogs. East London is a seaport town with some of the best beaches in the country, I guess I know where I'll be:) I am excited to meet them and learn about their way of life. 

The school year is coming to a close in a week, THANK GOD--I thought I might go nuts!  I have passed ALL of the required courses and can look forward to my Diploma next July! WOOOHOOO finally! I still am not sure of my college plans but I have the year to think of what my strategy can be. That's one reason I am going, to think. as Henry David Thoreau said that the best place to think is nature and I am sure going to a place where nature is abundent.

Hmmm I am still ridicolously obsessed with DENEUVE! Now I've seen: 
1. Place Vendome
2. Indochine '
3. 8 femmes 
4. Les Voleurs 
5. Dancer in the Dark 
6. The Convent 
7. The Hunger (totally makes me think that I'm a lesbian!)
8. (about half of) Belle De Jour and Umbrellas of Cherbourg. 

Hmmmm not bad! 

Ohhh blahh! Not much more to say... 

ANd because I feel like it--A PICSCAM!!! 


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/ "Turn around bright eyes....."

May. 13th, 2008 | 11:30 am
location: my room
mood: curiouscurious

Okay there isn't much to this post except that I've become a completely ridiculous CATHERINE DENEUVE -----FAN:)

haha thanks to Place Vendome, Indochine, and 8 Women

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"The city streets are wet again with rain, but I'm walking just the same..."

Apr. 24th, 2008 | 07:06 pm
location: my desk, my room
mood: draineddrained
music: "Dark Road" Annie Lennox

Dear Journal Viewers, 

Well as many of you know or now will know, I took an amazing ten-day tour through Europe this Easter break. I wouldn't have traded it for anything, I am so thankful to my parents for giving me the oppurtunity! 
Our wonderful group of highschoolers and chaperones--35 total, went through 3 major cities (Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam)  and took three mini-trips (Bruges, Antwerp, and a little town outside of Amsterdam that I forget the name of!).

I decided then and there that I am determined to live in Europe!  It's truly amazing, so much history and a true culture! 

So without further adieu here are the long awaited photos--there are lots! They speak for themselves. 


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Catherine Awaits....

Apr. 21st, 2008 | 09:04 pm
location: my room
mood: curiouscurious
music: "Billie Jean" Micheal Jackson


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Spring Break = EUROPE!

Apr. 5th, 2008 | 11:12 am
location: my desk, my house
mood: curiouscurious
music: Angels--Robbie Williams

Dear Journal Viewers,

Its been a long time. What like 10 weeks or so? I don't know, this year has been such a year of change and growth for me. As many of you know I will be spending my Senior year (in high school) abroad in South Africa. So I've been very much preparing my life,family and FRIENDS for that departure. I can't believe it, that's only 3 months away or little more than that. I'm slated to leave either at the end of July or early August and I won't return home to the U.S. untill July of 2009. But I do know that I really need this whole going away thing, I've started to get very bored with myself, and I just need to strech my wings and reinvent.

Anyway. I went to Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels,and Bruges this break. And is was AMAZING!! I ate waaaay to much food, but the food is great! And I'm so moving to Paris, its like my favorite place on earth. It seems to me that Europeans live so much fuller lives than many here in my part of the U.S. I just felt so free when I was there. Is is just me or are the men in Europe, just so hot?? gahh I loved the French men lol I'm so marrying one of them or a Brit! 
Anyway I had a blast and I want to go back! 

 I'll post some pictures soon, I don't want to clog anyone's friends page. 

Another entry soon with pics! I promise. 

--Lil Jane aka Roxana 

p.s. was anyone else distressed upon hearing about the death of Anthony Minghella?? Since my favorite film is The English Patient I was really sad. He was such a genius. R.I.P

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Theres no sign of life, Its just the power to charm, I'm lying in the rain, but I never wave bye-bye

Jan. 23rd, 2008 | 05:09 pm
location: My desk, my room
mood: contemplativecontemplative
music: "Modern Love"--David Bowie

Dear Journal Viewers,

Its been awhile. Too long..Well I might as well get to the big news...So I applied to be a foreign exchange student for the 2008-09 school year or my Senior year of high school. And I got accepted and I will be living in South Africa.

I'm absolutely terrified,to be honest. I guess I got what I wanted though, I have dreamed of Africa. But I'm scared becasue for those who have never seen a photo of me, I'm hispanic, so not white or black. And well South Africa doesn't have the best race history (neither does the U.S. but I think we're finally getting there.) So that's a concern, and my only concern.
WHAT do YOU think??

On the other hand any family applying to house an exchange student must be fairly forward thinking, don't ya think? And I could be totally wrong my family could be free-thinking hippies...its a world of unknowns..

But if I lose hope--I can look to the natural beauty surrounding me....Hey my guidance counseleur said, I should be the role model to show that Yes! we all can live in harmony and don't have to kill and hate because of our differences. And I'm with the Rotary program and that's their moto!

Okies on a lighter note!!
Well maybe not lighter, I was soo shocked to hear of Heath Ledger's passing. I seriously thought my radio was lying to me!! My good friend owns like all his films and she wore black today, soo it was very sad.
Now for the lighter note the ACADEMY AWARDS are out!! Yeah for Julie Christie!! I haven't seen any of the films yet, except Away from Her! Go rent it, its soo brillant and sad!

I'm also going to Paris! I'm soo excited,gahh I'm totally geeky enough to think I'm gonna run into Juliette Binoche and Catherine Denueve! Its soo lame--OOO!

I love this!

God's she's iconic

and this!

And finally more looves....

I won my school Shakespeare Competion doing a monologue from this!!

Brenda Leee likes sugar--got Season 2 for x-mas


And ONE more <3

That's all for now folks!
--Lil Jane--soon to be a globe trotter...

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A New Header, lots of News...

Nov. 21st, 2007 | 09:03 pm
location: my room my desk
mood: creativecreative
music: Loreena McKennitt--:)

Dear Journal Viewers,

Soo sorry that I haven't updated or written in 12 weeks!! I can't believe it. First an enormous shout-out to AIJA!!! For she has made my new header, featuring the two best actresses EVER, Juliette Binoche and Helen Mirren. She also wished me a Happy Birthday on the 25th of October, no I didn't forget:)(That really made my day:)

Secondly the icons that have been appearing recently are soo beautiful, a big THANK-YOU to all who have made them!

So much has happened since my last entry. First of all I got my highest GPA (grade point average) ever, for first quarter. A 3.8!! (Which for those outside of the U.S., this is a great thing!!) So I've been studying fairly hard, my classes are so fantastic too. My favorite course this semester is Human Rights and Conflict. Its amazing and its really changed the way I look at the world. FYI see The Last King of Scotland and In My Country..we deal with genocide.

So school is great! Because the last few years its been difficult finding motivation. On the subject of school, over spring break (in March) I (yes Lil Jane) is going to freakin' PARIS!!!! With my art history class, on a European tour, we will also be going to Amsterdam and Belgium:)I'm extatic and can't wait!

So clearly there are many things occupying me, I will try to post more often. I do enjoy reading everyone's journals, and viewing their beautiful icons. Love to ALL Happy Thanksgiving!
--Lil Jane

hhee I totally adore this film, and anything that JB does, Leos Carax is kindof a genius

I got PS7 for my b-day:) GAHHH is it was AMAZING vivala Jane

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Wow! Back from VK:)

Aug. 24th, 2007 | 10:45 pm

Hey All,
ohh myy i looked down and I realized that I hadn't updated this for 5 weeks!! OMg soo sorry.
Well just to say I've been a road trip for three weeks and I've been ALL over the continental U.S its been really beautiful and wonderful. This is one summer where i hope at the start of school, they ask for a what i did on my summer vacation essay. If i have to write on I'm thinking of titling it "The Summer Of Magical Thinking" ala Joan Didion. Well it certainly was a magical summer. Soo lovely and soo many things happened. I started driving and drove about 800 miles and my doggie and i got way close. I love my pupster. But most importantly I realized that life is okay.I can do many things and learn from all aspects of life. The animals, the people, the art, and happiness. I am very opptomistic about the coming school year and college. Everything will work out, it always does.
And i also read Harry Potter seven, which was amazingly brillant. Jk Rowling gave it a fitting end and it was just excellent the way it was.

Ohh for the enertainment news Well i have fallin love with Julie Christie and the ClOSER!!!

Gahh Kyra!

God!! Brenda Leigh Johnson!

And now onto the legendary Julie Christie--why doesn't she make more movies!!

this comes to dvd September 11th ohh hope its not an omen!! I can't wait because i never got to see it:(

hmm get on dvd "AfterGlow" soo amazing, Julie is absolutely fascinating to watch!

And I can't forget my Helen as I'm getting PS7 in Sept!!! AHHHHHH can't wait.

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Driving Lessons, HP:)

Jul. 15th, 2007 | 09:47 pm
location: my desk, homebase
mood: chipperchipper

Dear Journal Viewers,

Sorry I haven't written in awhile. My mom was out of town and I was staying with my neighbors this past week. It was fun, its my best friend's family and soo me and my bestie aka Julia had soo much fun. There was one night were we laughed for a half an hour hehehe and we cried--it was awesome. Then we saw Harry Potter!! OMG its the most awesomest thing ever!! Daniel Radcliffe is hot *drools*
This one is for Holzie:) hehhe

I think my favorite part was Helena Bohnam Carter's Bellatrix Lestrange hehe she was fabulous now the only person missing is Helen in the cast which is like all the thespians of England

well any goo see it!

Soo i started driving last week too-hehe it was fun and not to scary soo thank goodness!I only gave my mom heart failure once when turning into our drive way a little fast and she was like ***STOP***!!!!!
hhee but its going really well, soo far.

so all in all its great
Sorry not to many pics this entry:(

i love this:)

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Jul. 6th, 2007 | 04:24 pm
location: My desk, my house
mood: contemplativecontemplative
music: Heart on her Sleave--Idina Menzel

Dear Journal Viewers-
Soo I watched "Notes on a Scandal" yesterday, starrring the fabulous Cate Blanchett and evily divine Dame Judi Dench!! What is it with these Dames???? They are taking over lets's see Dame Helen, Judi, and Eileen! Is Vanessa Redgrave a Dame??

--Oh wait before I get to the juicy movie--There is a new movie called "Evening" and it has a star-studed cast including Meryl Streep, Vannessa Redgrave, Glenn Close, Natasha Richardson, Toni Collete, Mamie Gummer (aka Meryl's daughter:),and Claire Danes. I'm actually surprised that the film didn't explode with that much talent in one room! I mean the best actresses of the last 30 years!! hmmm I'm going to see it!

Wow soo now onto "Notes." Well it was absolutely brillant!! Somehow through the acting and music and direction--the audience manages to feel utterly trapped in the claustrophobic world of two terribly lonely souls.

"One Woman's mistake is another Woman's oppurtunity"

So in conclusion-- this film really makes you think and question. I really enjoyed it! Wow---still in shock! Soo everyone needs to go watch it. Go see "Evening" too! Also the new Julie Christie movie "Away from Her" to bad there's no Dame Helen stuff to see:(

Oh I'm excited by this book!

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