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(no subject) [Dec. 10th, 2005|08:30 pm]
i want to be anywhere but here, someone come take me away
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(no subject) [Dec. 9th, 2005|11:48 pm]
we're playing the how much ambien can matt down before he backs out game. oh what fun.
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:( [Dec. 4th, 2005|10:19 pm]
yea, so i'm doing well. i managed to scare away the first girl to like me in 2 years in a matter of about 3 weeks. oh yea, i'm just that smooth.
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(no subject) [Dec. 1st, 2005|08:28 pm]
all girls suck except 3206 girls
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(no subject) [Dec. 1st, 2005|02:53 pm]
girls suck. y'all have to agree with me.
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ahh.. [Jul. 27th, 2005|12:16 am]
ok...dont have much time, and no access to computers much here in CALI. just wanted to say if you get the chance to see Muderball SEE IT! best documentary i've ever seen, one of the best movies ive seen. its great
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insomnia [Jul. 14th, 2005|02:25 am]
[music |mindy smith - one moment more]

eh. cant seem to sleep..but dont feel like writing too much.

Back in the states..in good ole florida..where its like 150 and humid every day...oh boy! going to Cali next week..spend some time with my aunt and my new cousins (which are my aunts husbands sisters kids) but hey..its all i got in the states for cousin.

if you want to know more bout ecuador just ask me

spent my last couple weeks in the 2nd hospital...saw about 6 or 7 surgeries..its really an experience...saw 2 hand operations, a hernia, a operation on a 1 year old, and a few others....haha i wont describe them here for y'll benifit. I had a fan club of 3 high school senior girls (one real linda wawa (pretty baby it means literally..but just means cute kid i guess) haha i had them guess my age and they said 26..hahahahahhaha. My cousins who are residents there are really cool, ones a little wierd (he doesnt talk at all..like 2 words all day...but hes realllly smart and paints amazing pictures and stuff)

i went to a cool waterfall too, with my gringa friend.

i also spent a lot of time with carolina (girl from the party) shes reaaaallllyy nice, has an amazing smile. she gave me a gift when i left, hopefully i keep in touch with her.

it was sad leaving...we're hoping to go back in the winter with the whole family

i got tons of pictures and stories to tell y'all in person

not much else...saw a bunch of movies...i loved the new batman..saw closer..i loooveee the conversation in that movie, madacascar in spanish..which was funny...yet to see it in english..

ok..that suckkkkkeeedddddd

but hey..ask me questions about my trip..then maybe i'll write somethin good :P
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the spill canvas does it again! [Jun. 26th, 2005|10:18 pm]
[music |The Spill Canvas - self conclusion]

what an amazing new song by the spill canvas (at purevolume.com)

"Fade in
Start the scene
Enter beautiful girl
But things are not what they seem
As we stand at the edge of the world

Excuse me sir
But I had plans to die tonight
Oh and you are directly in my way
And I bet you're gonna say it's not right
My reply
Excuse me miss
But do you have the slightest clue
Of exactly what you just said to me
And exactly who you're talking to

She said I don't care
You don't even know me
I said I know but I'd like to change that soon
We all flirt with the tiniest notion
Of self-conclusion in one simplified motion
You see the trick is that you're never supposed to act on it
No matter how unbearable this misery gets

You make it sound so easy to be alive
But tell me how am I supposed to seize this day
When everything inside of me has died
My reply
Trust me girl
I know your legs are pleading to leap
But I offer you this easy choice
Instead of dying
Living with me

She said are you crazy?
You don't even know me
I said I know but I'd like to change that soon
We all flirt with the tiniest notion
Of self-conclusion in one simplified motion
You see the trick is that you're never supposed to act on it
No matter how unbearable this misery gets

I would be lying if I said that things would never get rough
And all this cliché motivation, it could never be enough
I could stand here all night
Trying to convince you
But what good would that do
My offer stands and you must choose

All right you win but I only give you one night
To prove yourself to be better than my attempt at flight
I swear to god, if you hurt me I will leap
I will toss myself from these very cliffs
And you'll never see it coming
Settle precious, I know what you're going through
Ten minutes before you got here I was gonna jump too...

We all flirt with the tiniest notion
Of self-conclusion in one simplified motion
You see the trick is that you're never supposed to act on it
No matter how unbearable this misery gets "
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mujeres, no se entiendo [Jun. 26th, 2005|08:01 pm]
Hola amigos. hows it going. Time for an update...mostly about girls but since i know none of you really care i'll start with the non girl stuff.

Saturday i went to Ingapirca. Its one of the biggest incan ruins in the world (Macchu Picchu in peru is the biggest..i want to go there). I went with the family and my cousin Santiago. Hes sooo cute....hes 7 and he does everything i do. I had the SOLCA bracelet and he went out and bought one..and shows me all his toys and even tries to speak some english that he knows. Hes great..a little too energetic..but then what 7 year old isnt :)

The ruins were really cool. In a lot better condition then the ones i went to here in cuenca. The incans were so much smarter then the europeans..in everything except weapons...its funny cause all the museums i remember going to in the US or Europe have HUGE weapon sections and all the incan ones here there isnt 1 weapon anywhere. They were super advanced in astronomy (with an advanced calender). All there buildings and places are based on the energy of the ground based on the sun, moon, and stars. Medically they were very advanced as well. They had huge gardens and seperated them into different uses, food, medicine, and drugos for rituals and stuff. They even preformed brain surgery. Also at ingapirca theres a face out of rocks in the mountains...its actually natural and its cool, its got a big nose and a kinda an angry scowl..its scared poor santiago. (by the way..i found out recently in english santiago is james!) I bought tons of cool stuff there for presents for everyone!

Ok...i guess thats it with that..theres other real stuff in the rest..but mostly girls.

Thursday i went on a paseo with my cousin Lucia and here friends...we spent 2 days in a campo (which means farm...but its not like a farm in the US..its just like a country house). It was tons of fun.. we cooked tons of meat on the grill and shishcabobs and stuff...it was Lucia, 8 of her girl friends, and 2 other guys that spent the whole 2 days....but thursday like 10 other guys came just to party. Theyre all my friends from previous parties theyre fun. One guy calls me Gringation and just adds ation to the end of everything he says..like Traigation (drinking) and todation( also for drinking..bacsicly drink all of it). I learned a bunch of card games from the girls, mala palarbras (bad words). Basicly you give yourself a name thats a bad word...and you flip over cards in front of people 1 at a time..when 2 match you have to say the bad word name of the other person before they say yours...its gets real funny....and we played 1 time in english..which was easy for me..and the other in spanish with looonnnggg names so i lost horribly.

Ok girl time....i spent most of the time with one of Lucias friends (the only girl there that i hadnt met/known before). She was really cool..she spoke pretty good english so we talked mostly in english. shes studying medicine (shes younger then me..i think 18) so i got to go on my THON rant (haha i love telling people all about thon) and we talked about the hospitals here....im lucky and got to work at SOLCA which is a great hospital..she was working at one of the more poor hospitals and had some horror stories from there. Then we talked about climbing, running, mountains and such cuase she likes the same exact things as me...then we talked about movies..which the only person i know who likes the same movies as me (passionatly) would be amanda (duh..stupid girl got me addicted to movies!)...so we talked about them for a long time...like requem for a dream (which though id never see it again..its one of the best directed/filmed movies ive seen) and other drug movies, blow, trainspotting, ect, and she hasnt seen eternal sunshine but likes being john malkavich ect. ect. and we talked about foreign films (well..not exactly..spanish films..i guess here theyre not foreign) She likes all the movies i WANT to see but havent....Talk to her, maria full of grace, city of god, loves a bitch, ect ect. Music she likes wierd stuff..which is good..cause i dont like popular stuff either...we listened to bjork which surprisingly i like a lot. I basicly dont meet many people (especially girls) who have the same interests as me. At night we went to this cool big rock (the campo was in the mountains) and watched the stars and stuff...i actually put my arm around her..which is amazing for me cause i sooooooo suck at the whole being agressive person..putting my arm around hers probaly the most agressive things ive even done...yea...im awfully lame....and it was freezing at night so we cuddled together and slept. then the next day when we went back, i just said goodbye..didnt get her number or anything...(and no i didnt kiss here..though i probaly should have)...so i suck...thats basicly the lesson of that story...next.

On wednesday i got pretty drunk at the bar with my aunt and one of her friends (my aunts like 30 something..but because shes single all her friends are young to mid twenties) well afterwards we went to La Mesa (its like a discotech...spanish music and dancing..i know a little salsa now) well there i ran into a gringa (gringo is the term for a person from the US....grinas just femanine) She just got here last week (teaching english i believe). So i talked/danced with her for a while..and got her email...were going to hang out sometime this week....

and the last event...last night i went to a party of friends of my aunt...and the 2 best looking girls were hitting on me (which trust me..has never happened to me before) of course of dance like crap..and have NO clue what to do when a girls hitting on me...so i just drank tons of alcohol (yea..what a bad solution to girl problems.) but i had fun, danced with both girls..then blacked out...dont remember the last hour or 2 of the night..from what i can understand from my aunts...i was talking lots of spanish and having a fun time, aparently the girls were actually like fighting over me (what has the world come to) and somehow i now have the number and emails of both..and probaly will be going out with one of both of them later this week...
so yea..im pimping it here in ecuador..though lame matt style..haha...
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hola amigos [Jun. 22nd, 2005|05:01 pm]
[music |Manà - Mariposa traiconale]

Hi guys. sorry i havent updated in a while...TONS has been happening and i have very little free time.

well...we'll start with some left overs from last time. Iv extended my stay til the 8th of july, mostly because of hospital work.

I love SOLCA its a great hospital. Ive learned a ton. the basics basicly. Listening to heart beats, blood pressure, pulmanaries, checking for lymph problems, and learning spanish and patient work at the same time. Cancers a lot worse here then it is in the US. There are a lot of people from small poor villages who dont get to doctors until its way til late. One woman had breast cancer Level 4C (or b..cant remember) which is a lump bigger than 5 cm and open (bleeding) and she thought an animal did it to her. Its sad..but im glad theres a place like solca for them..the sad news is the other day i got to experince the loss of a patient. Me and my doctor had spent 2 days in the intensive ward with the father of one of the doctors who was in really bad shape...and he died over night before the third day. Its sad, but it definitly makes me more intent on becoming a doctor.

..now..the other hospital is not quite as well off. Its mostly for poor people. I saw endoscopies (ew!) and a woman with an ovarian "spanish medical word i dont know in english" but basicly its inflated and filled with water...a woman of normal weight (100 lbs maybe) but her stomach looks beyond pregnant..from its about 2 to 3 feet out and the back is similar..its really incredible..she goes into surgery tomorrow. I also get to spend some time in the pediatric ward there..which is like, but it is also sad as its mosly poor patients who cant afford exactly what is needed.

Ok on to fun things

I went to see a big tennis tourny last week. Went with my cousin lucia and 4 of her friends..we had to pay 5$ a person to get in...so we stuck luci and 1 of her friends in the trunk..yup..in the truck. it took us 10 minutes to park somewhere where people wouldnt be suspicious when 2 girls jumped out of the trunk..it was funny.
the tennis was fun. the american lost to the mexican..but the mexican became my favorite player in the tourny (i believe hes in the semifinals now) its a long big tourny.

Um...lets see...been going to bars with all the girls fabiola (my aunt) is trying to hook me up with. And tonight is like the reunion of all of them. course y'all know me so ive done absolutly nothing, i like a few of them i guess.i'm just too damn shy, and even more shy because i dont speak the langauge well. I think theres going to be like 10 girls there tonight and 4 or 5 of them are ones that fabiola wants me to go out with. I really liked this girl i was working with at SOLCA... but she was there just for school and left today to go back to her town. boo.

Saw the new batman. i like it a lot! I also saw the pianist for the first time (wow..ive been talking about seeing that movie for years) its a really really good movie!

ummmmmmm miss y'all...forgeting somethings im sure...eh.
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