Life continues past the months of June, July, and August and so must the counselors of Day Camp.


Hey boyyyys!

Have a happy one, Larky, but seriously, no more freaking birthdays. May is closed.


Blogger rudy said...

happy birthday larky!!!!

10:34 AM

Blogger Shannon said...

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10:43 AM

Blogger Shannon said...

Happy Birthday to you L to the ark!

10:44 AM

Blogger Fisher-man said...

Yeah, close to my birthday buddy.

4:16 PM

Blogger Bruin said...

Hark, a Lark, she's perched up in the park. -my brithday poem to you Larky Poo.

5:14 PM

Blogger Chilly said...

Happy B day to larky! my favorite counselor named after a bird/street.

5:20 PM

Blogger Gator said...

Uf. Now I'm not so keen on hearing your grape poem, Bru. You sure you won contests as a kid?

6:16 PM

Blogger Lark said...

gator got V MARS just in time I get all drugged up tomorrow to get my wisom teeth pulled I have something to look forward to now! thanks!

12:41 AM

Blogger Spiffer said...

i don't get it, her eyes still look pretty, even when she's trying to look hideous

9:09 AM

Blogger Bruin said...

google my name and you'll find an article on my poem in the San Jose mercury news. But if you do, remember that I was wildly misrepresented in the article, and really upset about being misquoted.

11:21 AM

Blogger Gator said...

BWAHAHA! I hope you were reeeeally misquoted, Bru, because I haven't this much fun at lunch since every ethnic group collectively rioted last spring.

Now I'll be the first to say I think Bruin's a real swell gal (and certainly not just because my girlfriend's her biggest fan) but everyone needs to read this piece, in which Bruin basically comes off as too spoiled for My Super Sweet Sixteen.

My favorite bits:

So Bruin did win a $150 poetry contest (nice, Bru!) but laments that the prize is a savings bond. "I would've liked to spend at least some of it on clothes," she says. *snork!*

When asked about her aspirations to law school, she says, "Everybody says I like to argue." *shxx!*

What about her muse? What drives her to pen such heartbreaking verse as "Just now people are starting to understand / So reach out and lend a helping hand. / Help enforce fair housing."? Bruin says, "I mostly do it because they make us do it at school."

Advice for other aspiring tweener poets? "They should look only for contests that give real money."

BWAHAHA! As opposed to the fake stuff?! Thirteen, right? I was a little dork at thirteen, too, so no disrespect there, Bru. I just hope no one captured my vapidity in newsprint like this. Omigosh! I'm crying. Crying!

12:03 PM

Blogger Gator said...

Omigosh ... that Google search is the gift that keeps on giving!

12:05 PM

Blogger Fisher-man said...

I just finished the first one - is this for real? Oh my gosh Julia - - - I cannot BELEIVE it. So good it will most definitely see the light of day again.

6:27 PM

Blogger Fisher-man said...

I would really like to know what you actually said, since you were "misquoted" and "misrepresented" and all.

This is almost TOO good. I wish I could have been along earlier.

6:28 PM

Blogger Fisher-man said...

Ooh, you 'blond bombshell' you. Talk to me about symbolism. What does this rock mean? This one? What about that one? I love symbolism!

6:34 PM

Blogger Christopher said...

we should have a get together next may for all birthdays + gator's cause his is so close.

happy b day harky larky

7:08 PM

Blogger Bruin said...

When I read the piece, I seriously cired. Looking back, I think the woman was projecting or just looking for an interestiing piece. She asked me if I'd rather take the money now, and I said no, that it would be useful for college (which is kind of funny, because it wouldn't go very far as far as tuition is concerned. She asked what I do spend my money on and I said I save it (which was true). After pressing I said that I spent birhtday money on clothes. That was mistake number one. I wrote the poem as a school asignment. I was emnarrassed to read it to the class, but they made me read it aloud. That turned into the comment about having to do it for school. I definitely did not give such advice at the end to look for contests that give real money!!! I was really upset about the article, and called the organization who awarded the prize to explain, appoligize, and thank them. It taught me an important lesson about not doing interviews for newspapers. Until my friend sid had a deadline and a girl drop out of his weekly article. That was a favor to my friend.

When you posted you google as a verb comment, I googled myself and found this article still haunting me. It's funny that it's eternalized online. I thought I'd gotten over it, so I just want to say thanks for supporting me.

7:16 PM

Blogger Bruin said...

something funny, I tried to google you two, and all I found were baseball stats, wedding photography, and Ryan Sears' profile for this blogger. No dirt.

7:23 PM

Blogger Bruin said...

"Nevertheless, being an award-winning poet does give her a certain claim to authority."

See how one line, taken out of context, can sound different? Imagine that one-hundred fold, and that's how I felt.

My advice to you all is not to do an interview for a newsaper article. I'm very serious about this. Even if it pads your pride a bit that someone would want to write an article about you, think about the power you are giving that person. They can represent you however they want. That goes for reality TV for all of you thinking of auditioning for survivor. And if you do, be very calculated with what you say, even if they press you. Ask if it's possible to read an article before it's printed.

7:34 PM

Blogger Gator said...

If you turn off Google's SafeSearch you get Fisher's GayPlanet profile also.

10:29 PM

Blogger Fisher-man said...

I did an interview with a reporter for the school newspaper a little while ago. I didn't get hashed the same way Bru did though. You can find it here.

It actually made me sad reading your last post Bru and thinking that they just rocked you over. But maybe not all press is good press.

12:18 PM

Blogger Bruin said...

Yeah, reading that article didn't really make me feel better.
btw, I want to read your thesis when it's done.

1:36 PM

Blogger Shannon said...

If you google Shannon Sullivan, you get a link to the Special Olympics. No joke. I hate life.

3:30 PM

Blogger Gator said...

Whoa! You medalled in the downhill freestyle?! I can't believe you never told us.

4:15 PM

Blogger Chilly said...

shannon, i've never laughed louder then i did reading that...
just some dorky psych paper i presented come up with mine.

10:38 PM

Blogger Chilly said...

oh, i googled my new name, i just found out that my picture was on the news! and i didn't even know it!

10:42 PM


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