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[Tuesday
December 25th, 2007
11:16pm
]
In a year from now I hope to have been accepted into Northwestern University's Class of 2013.

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[Wednesday
September 12th, 2007
9:53pm
]
ay ay ayyy

school's so tiring. I have 4 AP's and physics, and I'm co-editor of the yearbook, features editor of the Beachcomber (our school newspaper), and I'm planning my AP Art History trip to France and Italy for spring break.

Sleep doesnt exist in my world, nor does a social life, but I chose it. and it's all so important to me, that I dont even care about my social life.

My birthday's Monday, and I'm prettyy excitedd. I love having school on my birthday =)

Happy jewish new year everyonneee!
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[Sunday
August 26th, 2007
9:27pm
]
Ok, my new and improved (and hopefully final) schedule:

1-Physics
2-AP Art History
3-Journalism 5 (Yearbook)
4-Analysis of Functions
5-AP Psychology
6-AP American History
7-AP English Language and Composition
8-Journalism 6 (Newspaper)


Hope every ones first week wasn't as stressful as mine.
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[Thursday
August 23rd, 2007
8:36pm
]
"In my happy place, there are no highlighters."

hahaah i love Mr. Reese.
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get readyyy [Wednesday
August 8th, 2007
10:17pm
]
Alright, I finally have the energy to give a quick description of my time in the Holy Land.

It was really hard for me. I was sick pretty much the entire month, beginning six hours into my flight there. I had everything; stomach bugs, colds, fevers, and even dehydration. This made it really hard to enjoy things and have fun, but I did my best. Also, the food was horrible. I lived off pita, ice cream, granola bars, and israeli salad (cucumber and tomato) for a month. Another thing that made it rough was my "boyfriend". He lives here so I've always known him, but never thought of him as anything more than someone I knew, because I was never that close with him. Something changed though, and we were together by the time we reached Israel. As it usually goes, things were great in the beginning, but changed when he started hanging out with friends. Long story short, we had massive ups and downs, and we stopped talking 3 days before going home. We still talk a bit, and we're "complicated" on facebook (thanks facebook for making relationships even more confusing than they already are). Back to Israel. There were some good parts though. Its beautiful there. It really is, and you would never know it unless you went. I also have to admit I feel a bit more connected with Judaism. I think before I went I thought you really had to believe in god and the torah to be jewish, but it isn't that way, and even if I dont believe in god, I can be jewish. I now wear my jewish star more often, and proudly, as corny as that sounds. I have to say, I think this trip changed me a lot. Besides the fact that I don't care about things such as hair or make up(thats a big change coming from the girl who used to re-apply her eyeliner everyday before lunch), and I dont need toilet paper, let alone a toilet, I really think I may have grown up a bit. I really had to fend for myself while I was there, and I learned that I really need routine and control. The last week or so that I was there I got bad stomach pains that continued and intensified when I got home. We thought it was a stomach ulcer, and had a blood test done. That was ruled out, so I had an ultrasound. My ultrasound was clear, but I almost wish it wasn't. My stomach problems were caused by stress and anxiety...and that wonderful Israeli diet. I'm better now, almost perfect, but I am unfortunatly going to be scarred (physically, mentally and emotionally) for a while.

Now that I've written you all a novel (which I'm sure most people will only skim-I probably would), I'll leave you some pictures.
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[Friday
July 20th, 2007
11:25am
]
I'm home!
I'm home!
I'm home!

I've never been so happy to land at 91 degree and humid MIA airport.

I'll post about my trip later I suppose.
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[Sunday
June 17th, 2007
9:49pm
]
Ok, so I leave tomorrow. I'll be there from June 18-July 19.

I'd love a letter from anyone who wants to write me one =)
If youre gonna write, please know it'll take 7-10 days to get to me, and so you might not want to write much past July 4th-ish.

My address will be:

Margaret Cohn
Group 2
NFTY in Israel
13 King David Street
Jerusalem, Israel

I hope you all have a great month, and I'll see you when I'm back!
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I hear journals are great places to vent your feelings... [Saturday
June 9th, 2007
10:59pm
]
I kind of need to vent because I'm having one of those "I'm really upset and no one seems to understand me" moments.

In nine days I will be heading off to Israel. I never asked to go, and in fact I've never wanted to go. Every year at my temple, the incoming juniors go to Israel with a huge nationwide group. I've known this since I was little, and I've never really felt excited for it like my classmates did. When my brother's turn to go came, it was not a safe time for Israel, so he never got the chance.

Now it's my turn and not only am I not interested in going, I actually really, really, reallyyyy don't want to go. Everyone keeps saying how much fun I'll have, and what a great experience it is, or what a great opportunity it is, and while I'm sure all of this is true, I still have absolutely no interest in going. A great deal of the time I'll be there will be filled with hiking, camping, and other "outdoorsy" (as I call it) stuff. Not only is that stuff not my cup of tea, but it's stuff I really don't enjoy. I'm vain. I don't enjoy getting dirty and not being able to take a shower or wash my face while I'm in the Negev Desert for five days with no running water. But hey, I'll be making life long friends and memories that will last a life time. Great consolation, right?

To add to my melodrama, my parents never gave me a choice. I was never asked if I wanted to go, or if this was how I wanted to spend one of my last summers home. When the time came to start discussing the trip at temple, there were no discussions in my house. It was more like "yes, Margaret is going to Israel." I was never given the opportunity to look at programs to take me to Greece (the one place I've wanted to go to for years), or to look into that amazing journalism summer program at Northwestern (the major I want at the college I want).

I'm an extremely stubborn person, this I know, and I can't stand the fact that I never got the choice. That's probably the part that angers me most. Not the Israel part, but the part where it was decided that Margaret would have absolutely no say in how she is spending her summer.

There's a lot more on my mind about the subject, and I really could write for days, but I don't know if it's worth it. I've been giving my parents shit about it lately and making witty remarks, that even impress me. While it makes me feel better, I'm not positive they deserve it. It's not worth it at this point. There's no point in upsetting them now, because either way...I'm still leaving to Israel on June 18th.

Congratulations parents, I forfeit.
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[Saturday
May 5th, 2007
1:48pm
]
Last night I went on my first date since Adrian. It occured to me that I had never really been on a first date. Or a date let alone a first. Point is, it was really nice =)

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He is wonderfully tall.
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Hope everyone's well♥
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[Friday
March 30th, 2007
1:17pm
]
I'm single.

Be sure to give me lots of attention and pity.
I might need it.
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[Wednesday
February 7th, 2007
7:08pm
]
Dear Jeanine,

FCAT sucks without you
=(
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[Saturday
January 20th, 2007
10:07pm
]
Just call me a matchmakerrr
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[Tuesday
December 5th, 2006
10:28pm
]
I live in a fairy tale
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[Sunday
November 5th, 2006
2:03pm
]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRITTANY!!!
illyyyy!!!!!!!!





Happy one month to me<333

=)

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[Wednesday
October 4th, 2006
1:40pm
]

Because of the FCAT retakes I have spent 10 hours in A.P. Biology in the past two days, and I have loved everyminute of it.

I'm really getting into Biology, if ya know what I mean =)

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[Wednesday
September 20th, 2006
3:10pm
]

HAPPY SWEET SIXTEEN JEANINE!!!

ilyyy Jeanine =)

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[Friday
September 8th, 2006
10:29pm
]
Go High Tides!!!


*shakes head in disappointment*
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[Monday
August 28th, 2006
9:07pm
]


I always fall in love with the super expensive BCBG dresses. pshhh
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[Friday
August 25th, 2006
11:27pm
]
Dear Diary,

I love Brittany Rose Bruce 

=))
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[Friday
August 25th, 2006
2:03pm
]

Ughh I'm so boreeedd.
Im in yearbook and theres like already nothing to dooo.

School's horrible, I get a schedule change like everyday because I cant decide on classes I wantt.
My latest change was this morning into Newspaper with Kevinnnn.
Talk about weirdd.

Oh well, I dont know what else to write so bye bye!!



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I love hanging out with Sami so much that its amazing. She is amazing, and beautiful, and sweet, and funny, and gorgoeus, and adorbable, and cute as a botton  and I love her with all my hearrrtttt<3333

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