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Date:2010-12-20 17:44

thinking about returning to this journal...sick of blogger.

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Date:2010-03-25 07:29

i dont know if anyone still has me added...but if so i just wanted to say hi! i miss this journal :( i have a boyfriend. i'm moving to chicago this weekend, i need a job. i'm growing up, maybe? idk, things are very much in shambles as always but i am hoping that in a few months things will come together.


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Date:2009-06-17 17:57

thanks to all of you who recently added me! unfortunately, i've pretty much abandoned this journal--but if you'd like, you can add me on twitter @gabifresh


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Date:2009-06-15 10:05
Subject:fats on tv!

Marianne and I were on Good Morning America today! You can find the video and written article here: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=7823614&page=1

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Date:2009-05-31 09:56

most of you guys already saw this/commented on this on facebook, but in case you didnt see it: my ~quote in the nyt http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/31/fashion/31fat.html?emc=eta1. ok ok im done for real now. hahah. unless something else epic happens.

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Date:2009-05-29 00:43

hey. i just deleted everyone from my friends list.  i just realized i had way too many people i didnt feel comfortable with reading my journal. for those of you who i am good friends with, if you wanna keep me on your friends list so i can read/comment, that's cool, if not, i understand.

for now im just gonna update for me, and maybe after a while i will add people back slowly. idk, im just gonna see how i feel. i might abandon lj altogether, who knows.

if you wanna keep in touch, add me on facebook or on aim: supimgsquared. and if you really want to know what im up to, i update my twitter acct constantly ( @gabifresh )....also, keep reading my blog :) 


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Date:2009-05-09 04:07

yay, my blog has its own domain now! also the layout is FINALLY updated, thanks to hellosummer . i owe her my first born. i give you:


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Date:2009-03-30 13:11

hey guys. i know people hate when others do this, but oh well. my good friend jessica is applying for her dream contest. PLEASE HELP HER. i know it seems like "too much work" sometimes to go and vote for random shit, but just think of it as a favor to me. YES you have to give your email address, and i know that is annoying, but if you have an email address you use for spam (they dont spam you) use that one! ok anyway this is her letter. PAY IT FORWARD PEOPLE. i know most of you complain how bored you are to me all the time, this takes two minutes!

Please please please vote on my project idea. I have entered a photography contest and I could potentially win $50,000 to travel, write, and do photography.

I need to get into the top 20 by Friday in order to even be considered. I am currently # 157. If you are my fb friend then you can support me in my endeavors!! :-). Please spread the word to everyone that you know.


Graciously Yours
and Thanking You In Advance.


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Date:2009-02-14 14:27

ok i broke down and made a twitter? i dont know why. i think because i am hella bored and need more things to do with my phone when i am out.

if you have one, add me/follow me/whatever it is called. also if anyone would like to explain the purpose that would be great. ahaha.


marisela and maria, i am following y'all already.

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Date:2008-11-04 22:26


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Date:2008-11-01 18:30

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Date:2008-10-29 19:07

I dont know how many of you will actually watch this, but I recommend it.

Barack & 50 cent, Black Masculinity

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Date:2008-10-10 15:17

-Why do you think barack obama is a terrorist?
-Just look at his name!!!

people are seriously so ignorant it's ridiculous. though i dont get the question "when is the first time you heard of _____" as if hearing about someone earlier makes them a better candidate. BUT STILL. that vid is ridic.

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Date:2008-09-16 17:03
Subject:read this.

i was about to say "sorry for being political all the time on here"...but then i realized, i'm not sorry.

This is Your Nation on White Privilege
By Tim Wise


For those who still can't grasp the concept of white privilege, or who are constantly
looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list will help.

White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone
is quick to insist that your life and that of your family is a personal matter, and that
no one has a right to judge you or your parents, because "every family has challenges,"
even as black and Latino families with similar "challenges" are regularly typified as
irresponsible, pathological and arbiters of social decay.

White privilege is when you can call yourself a "fuckin' redneck," like Bristol Palin's
boyfriend does, and talk about how if anyone messes with you, you'll "kick their fuckin'
ass," and talk about how you like to "shoot shit" for fun, and still be viewed as a
responsible, all-American boy (and a great son-in-law to be) rather than a thug.

White privilege is when you can attend four different colleges in six years like Sarah
Palin did (one of which you basically failed out of, then returned to after making up
some coursework at a community college), and no one questions your intelligence or
commitment to achievement, whereas a person of color who did this would be viewed as
unfit for college, and probably someone who only got in in the first place because of
affirmative action.

White privilege is when you can claim that being mayor of a town smaller than most
medium-sized colleges, and then Governor of a state with about the same number of people
as the lower fifth of the island of Manhattan, makes you ready to potentially be
president, and people don't all piss on themselves with laughter, while being a black
U.S. Senator, two-term state Senator, and constitutional law scholar, means you're
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Date:2008-09-11 15:34

Obama and the Palin Effect
Posted September 4, 2008 | 01:41 PM (EST)

Sometimes politics has the uncanny effect of mirroring the national psyche even when nobody intended to do that. This is perfectly illustrated by the rousing effect that Gov. Sarah Palin had on the Republican convention in Minneapolis this week. On the surface, she outdoes former Vice President Dan Quayle as an unlikely choice, given her negligent parochial expertise in the complex affairs of governing. Her state of Alaska has less than 700,000 residents, which reduces the job of governor to the scale of running one-tenth of New York City. By comparison, Rudy Giuliani is a towering international figure. Palin's pluck has been admired, and her forthrightness, but her real appeal goes deeper.

She is the reverse of Barack Obama, in essence his shadow, deriding his idealism and exhorting people to obey their worst impulses. In psychological terms the shadow is that part of the psyche that hides out of sight, countering our aspirations, virtue, and vision with qualities we are ashamed to face: anger, fear, revenge, violence, selfishness, and suspicion of "the other." For millions of Americans, Obama triggers those feelings, but they don't want to express them. He is calling for us to reach for our higher selves, and frankly, that stirs up hidden reactions of an unsavory kind. (Just to be perfectly clear, I am not making a verbal play out of the fact that Sen. Obama is black. The shadow is a metaphor widely in use before his arrival on the scene.) I recognize that psychological analysis of politics is usually not welcome by the public, but I believe such a perspective can be helpful here to understand Palin's message. In her acceptance speech Gov. Palin sent a rousing call to those who want to celebrate their resistance to change and a higher vision.

Look at what she stands for:
--Small town values -- a denial of America's global role, a return to petty, small-minded parochialism.
--Ignorance of world affairs -- a repudiation of the need to repair America's image abroad.
--Family values -- a code for walling out anybody who makes a claim for social justice. Such strangers, being outside the family, don't need to be heeded.
--Rigid stands on guns and abortion -- a scornful repudiation that these issues can be negotiated with those who disagree.
--Patriotism -- the usual fallback in a failed war.
--"Reform" -- an italicized term, since in addition to cleaning out corruption and excessive spending, one also throws out anyone who doesn't fit your ideology.

Palin reinforces the overall message of the reactionary right, which has been in play since 1980, that social justice is liberal-radical, that minorities and immigrants, being different from "us" pure American types, can be ignored, that progressivism takes too much effort and globalism is a foreign threat. The radical right marches under the banners of "I'm all right, Jack," and "Why change? Everything's OK as it is." The irony, of course, is that Gov. Palin is a woman and a reactionary at the same time. She can add mom to apple pie on her resume, while blithely reversing forty years of feminist progress. The irony is superficial; there are millions of women who stand on the side of conservatism, however obviously they are voting against their own good. The Republicans have won multiple national elections by raising shadow issues based on fear, rejection, hostility to change, and narrow-mindedness.

Obama's call for higher ideals in politics can't be seen in a vacuum. The shadow is real; it was bound to respond. Not just conservatives possess a shadow -- we all do. So what comes next is a contest between the two forces of progress and inertia. Will the shadow win again, or has its furtive appeal become exhausted? No one can predict. The best thing about Gov. Palin is that she brought this conflict to light, which makes the upcoming debate honest. It would be a shame to elect another Reagan, whose smiling persona was a stalking horse for the reactionary forces that have brought us to the demoralized state we are in. We deserve to see what we are getting, without disguise.

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Date:2004-09-18 03:08
Subject:o hai


my journal mostly consists of everyday ramblings about school work, boys, friends, parties and photos. send me a message on lj if you'd like to add me.

please only add me if:

1) you are interesting & you update often
2) you will comment on my entries regularly

i don't like people who post mostly surveys/quizzes/ "i went here today. and then here. and then here" pointless entries. the more pictures the better. extra points if you're well-dressed.

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