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Providence Evidence

8:07 am.
-- My alarm's pestering finally got to my conscience. I realized there really was no way around getting up and going to the stinking mandatory convocation that started at 9:00. The covers are thrown back and into the shower I go.

9:00 am.
-- My hair was still wet... so much for making it to the convocation on time. Guess I'd just have to be late. Too bad.

9:25 am.
-- My act is finally in gear and I've started on my way to school. I'm going to be late to the convo, but at least I can make part of it, well enough to fill out a recital attendance credit. My plan was to attend a concert for a homework assignment downtown at 11:00 as well, so I think maybe I could pull off both.

9:37 am.
-- As I exit I-65 at 38th St, the radio station 88.7 announced its live broadcast from Hilbert Circle Theatre. It sounded like the concert was a lot bigger deal than I had originally thought. I am faced with a quick decision. I could a) go to school, be late, park at Hinkle (I'd get there around 9:50), walk to Clowes and stay there for all of 40 minutes, walk all the way back to Hinkle to my car, and be downtown by 11:00. It was feasible, but it risked not being able to get a ticket. Or b) skip the convocation entirely and go straight downtown, get a ticket, attend the concert and then return at 1:00 for class. I chose option b, and got back on the interstate.

10:02 am.
-- After fighting through hair nets and canes, I'm at the box office and I plop down my student I.D. for a ticket. "We don't have student tickets for pop concerts," she said. WHAT! I had just called them and was told "be sure to bring your ID!" I was obviously annoyed. I had driven downtown for this concert in order to complete a school project. I'm standing there, thinking "what now?" and if I had enough time to get back to the convo before it was over. After a few minutes the lady said, "Here's a main floor ticket on us. Please, just go away." Sweet...

12:17 pm.
-- After a really great performance, I'm headed to my car. But as I walk there, I listen to the shocking voicemail my mom left for me, just a few minutes earlier. "SHANNON, DO NOT GO TO SCHOOL!!! A Butler police officer has been shot dead in the Hinkle parking lot. It all happened around 10:30 this morning. The whole school, neighborhood, and all other public schools are in a lock-down. They say not to go near the area because the armed suspect is still at large. Don't go back to class, just come home."

-- What? I was stunned. Still walking up flights of stairs to my car, I started crying, so shocked by the event.

-- Did God orchestrate my day in order to protect me from harm? Had I gone to school, I would have probably been an eye witness to this heinous crime, and in personal danger too. I guess I'll never know for sure... It's like those "choose your own adventure" books. I'm just thankful my story got off to a late start. He knows the number of hairs on my head...



i hate tests. you do just fine on your own, but when you have to perform you crash. ughh! especially when they're math tests!!


"You must remember this, a kiss is still a
kiss". Your romance is Casablanca. A
classic story of love in trying times, chock
full of both cynicism and hope. You obviously
believe in true love, but you're also
constantly aware of practicality and societal
expectations. That's not always fun, but at
least it's realistic. Try not to let the Nazis
get you down too much.

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New York
You're competative, you like to take it straight to the fight. You gotta have it all or die trying.



My picture is on the front page of today's newspaper. Colin is there too, and actually, his is way cooler because he's right next to Mitch Daniels. :)


The observant one will notice slight changes in the blog. The blogging one got bored with the old format. Et les phrases en francais sont pour la confusion du lecteur! :) Except that "mercredi, septembre 15, 2004" isn't actually the way the date is said in French. Oh well.


Rockin' my vote!

I just got back from MTV's Rock the Vote down at IUPUI. Way cool. I got to sign the Mitch Daniel's campaign bus. If you get the chance ever to see it, it's on the upper left side, above the back wheel. Colin got Mitch to sign his t-shirt. The Libertarians got us to take a political test and I found out I was a "right conservative." Wow what a shock!!! :) My only regret was I didn't get a My Man Mitch tshirt. :(


S You are very broad-minded.
H You are very broad-minded.
A You can be very quiet when you have something on your mind.
N You like to work, but you always want a break.
N You like to work, but you always want a break.
O You are very open-minded.
N You like to work, but you always want a break.

Guess I'm open minded..

A You can be very quiet when you have something on your mind.
B You are always cautious when it comes to meeting new people.
C You definitely have a partier side in you, dont be shy to show it.
D You have trouble trusting people.
E You are a very exciting person.
F Everyone loves you.
G You have excellent ways of viewing people.
H You are very broad-minded.
I You are always smiling & making others smile.
J Jealousy.
K You like to try new things.
L Love is something you deeply believe in.
M Success comes easily to you.
N You like to work, but you always want a break.
O You are very open-minded.
P You are very friendly and understanding.
Q You are a hypocrite.
R You are a social butterfly.
S You are very broad-minded.
T You have an attitude, a big one.
U You feel like you have to equal up to people's standards.
V You have a very good physical and looks.
W You like your privacy .
X You never let people tell you what to do .
Y You cause a lot of trouble.
Z You're always fighting with someone.

(stolen from Jared)