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Writer's Block: Almost like a song

How would you describe your ideal romantic partner in six words?

An ally who

Justifies my heart.

The Perks.

"I walked over to the hill where we used to go and sled. There were a lot of little kids there. I watched them flying. Doing jumps and having races. And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do. And they will all kiss someone someday. But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn't. "
-The Perks of Being a Wallflower
How would you describe the last decade in one sentence?

People hurt one another too much for their own successes.

Husky pride. Rare Public Journal Entry.

I love my Huskies; gender debates can't take away what they accomplished.
Geno Auriemma, your program is an impeccable force.
89-0. Nice job ladies.

Maya Moore is phenomenal.

Even more enjoyable than watching them play, is seeing the support from the men's team and former players, whilst Rebecca Lobo commentates and interviews throughout the game. Auriemma has made waves of impact on the sport.

Writer's Block: Homeward bound

How would you describe your dream home?

My dream home is a cozy, but roomy house, preferably two stories plus a basement. It has a fireplace in the living room and the house is decorated in earthy tones. My photography is framed around the walls of the house; a wrap-around porch complements the front with outside fans (I've always loved them) and a swing bench. I'd like a large kitchen with bar seats. In the backyard I'd love a fire pit, pool, and a deck. I'd like just my back lawn to be made of turf so that it didn't require maintenance and we can walk around bare-footed without worrying about bugs, rocks, or anything that could harm my kids. Lastly, I'd like a bedroom with a jacuzzi and a walk-in shower.

That's if I had plenty of money (which won't happen for a while, if at all). In reality, as long as it is in good shape and there is love, security, and at least a golden retriever or two in it, I will be happy. =)
What does this day mean to you?

If everything but me were still, it'd give me an opportunity to take some sweet pictures.
It would be nice to put personalities (as much as I love a good person) aside and appreciate the aesthetics of mankind and everything around us.
I'd probably slip an anonymous kind note into as many people's hands just to try to make their next day better, or, I'd slip the pictures of everything from that day into individuals' hands.

Writer's Block: No regrets

If you could eliminate one emotion (anxiety, sadness, jealousy, regret, etc.), would you do it? Why or why not? If so, which one would you choose?

I'd never eliminate an emotion. By theory, it sounds splendid to eliminate the bad things, but once we only have the good things, wouldn't the good-feeling dissipate after some time?
I believe the sense of emotional response is part of living. I remember in my philosophy ethics course, my prof discussed this topic. He explained it as each of us being hooked up to a machine that would give us pleasure in every kind of way imaginable. If we only needed to hook up to a machine to feel ecstasy, what would be the purpose of having the things around us? We'd almost be numb, and it would be similar to a comatose-like state. That is not what living is.
I would not want that, especially being a person who likes to write. Not the best of many people's writing involves just wonderful circumstances. Typically writing involves an array of emotions. People need to experience both positive and negative emotions to appreciate the flow of fuzzy feelings. To cry, to become angry, to smile, to become enthralled-- all of these are essential to living.

Writer's Block: My word

If you could have the writing ability of one author, who would you choose, and why? Would you exchange writing styles permanently?

This is incredibly tough for me to answer, because I look up to so many writers.
I've thought about this-- I woke up with an answer to this finally. I went back and forth between Twain, Woolf, Plath, Kerouac, and Dickinson, but I chose the latter for many reasons beyond just her physical writing abilities.
E. Dickinson wrote so gracefully in her lines and I admire her style and the influences upon her such as Emerson (my favorite essayist and person), Bronte, Shakespeare, and Wordsworth are all apparent in her work. I also enjoy how she was not a main member of a literary movement, but she was her own person. She had an obsession with death from unfortunate experiences with loved ones, suffered from depression, yet loved nature and every thing and every body around her. I can identify with those elements. I believe she had an underestimated affect on the confessional (Plath & Co.) and beat poets (Kerouac & Co.) as well as many others. She also wrote around 1,800 poems, something I can only hope to reach some day. I enjoy the way she revised her words so carefully to sound and look perfect, and how she developed her manuscripts in bundles and kept them tidy in a drawer that were all found after her death. She knew her writing was something special, and she modestly tucked them away for people in later generations to admire rather than revealing every piece to the public through publication.
Lastly in my long-winded ramble, I would not permanently want to exchange writing styles with her, because if she had my writing styles, her works would not be as influential on the world as they are now. There would have been no Emily Dickinson and I would not want to deprive the world of her masterpieces. Also, if I stole her writing abilities, I would just be a fraud; writing must be something personal and original from your own life lessons and experiences, of course references and influences from other people and works are allowed and quite necessary, it is up to the individual to develop something of her own flavor.