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For Paper Boy Fans [07 May 2008|02:56pm]

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GPK [10 Mar 2008|02:29pm]
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Dream Home [29 Feb 2008|03:16pm]

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Greener Pastures [18 Oct 2007|01:24pm]
Hi guys...

So i'm retiring my LiveJournal.

I have started a Blog Spot blog http://girlkeven.blogspot.com/ if anyone is interested. But i'm keeping it clean and natural much like myself these days as I wont be posting anything my Gammy wouldnt want to read. mostly updates on Cycling, school, other cool portland things and general fun times had by myself and my friends pictures included.

Alright, well signing off.



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On the toilet [03 Oct 2007|09:31pm]
[ mood | sleepy ]

so quick update on me.

started school 3 days after i returned home from my trip. Basically have no more free time. So the logical thing for me to do would be to not put more on my plate. But you all know i'm a glutton for punishment. So i joined the PSU cycling team as well. Weekly rides every saturday morning which is the part im most excited about. Plus learning racing skills and racing collegiate which will in turn make me in shape for when the OBRA season starts. I see much racing and riding in my future. And now i have motivation. I even made a new friend at the meeting yesterday. She loves bikes too! yay!

Also, my landlords nephew moved into the studio above me....i ran into him a few minutes ago...kind of cute...but it was dark out and i was carrying my bike. but if nothing else i can have a new drinking buddy. double yay!

ok..dishes, lost, and sleep. Tomorrow...do it all over again...barf.

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I killed my dinner with karate... [24 Sep 2007|04:25pm]
...kick em' in the face, taste the body.

Ok....seriously. I don't care if she is a bitch or not.

I am madly in love with Joanna Newsom. If you liked Neutral Milk Hotels - In An Aeroplane Over the Sea, then you will probably like her album The Milk-Eyed Mender.

So good. I haven't been this taken by an album in such a way in some time.

In other news....i'm a red head, my first class is tomorrow, and i'm probably joining the PSU Cycling Team. How I will have time for that? I haven't the slightest clue.


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tail between my legs [19 Sep 2007|03:58pm]
[ mood | confused ]

i'm a huge pussy.

getting cold feet about the job already. not a good sign. secretly wishing something would happen so i would be forced to stay in Portland.

perhaps i'm not as adventuresome as i thought i was.


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Motion Coffee [17 Sep 2007|02:03am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Went out last night with Alan and some of his mates. Ended up going to the Disco...hehe...yes the disco. Anyway, this morning was rough, Alan rolled out of bed and I yanked him to the store to buy breakfast makins. He wanted to get some coffee to go. Now just imagine a hung over adorable irish boy asking if we can get some "motion coffee" . Best term for coffee to go ever.

Anyway...here are some pictures.
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Tits Ass Belly [15 Sep 2007|08:03pm]
So I've been in Cork now since Thursday staying with a friend of a friend Alan. Nice place actually, he has a 3 bedroom all to himself so I have my own room which is nice, plus he apparently makes a lot of money cause I haven't had to pay for a single thing so far. He took me to a few near by sight seeing places and we bought some delicious sammitches. Tonight his friend is having a house party so we will attend. Tomorrow we are going to Killarney. I'll probably head back to Dublin after that and perhaps check out Galway first though. From Dublin I will spend the last night or 2 in Dundalk as I have decided to take the job there.

Well I am 80% sure anyway, but I did tell them I would take it. I'm kind of freaking out a bit. But I thought about it, and school will be here next year. And the next year will essentially be a huge vacation for me as I will probably get to see not only all of Ireland but will be able to fly to a different place in Europe once or twice a month as flying is super cheap especially on Ryan Air. Yes, I will have to figure out something for the cats, and that breaks my heart inside. But i'll be kicking myself in 10 years when i have kids and can't take off and do anything like this. I'll be wishing I had gone and done it.

No one really reponded to my last post, so I hope its not because no one cares if i go or not. :( Anyway, would love to find a place to take the cats where i could have them back someday, if anyone knows of anything let me know.

Did meet one guy in Dublin, very sweet. Took me to the Cinema and made me dinner. A little bit immature in some ways though, but really sweet. I can't wait to get back there though and see Keith, Pedro and Anthony. So much fun!


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Monkey & Bear [11 Sep 2007|03:48pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Oh so 2 things:

Thing one: Joanna Newsom kicks so much ass. There is an Austrian fellow living here temporarily with Keith and his brothers. He is listening to Joanna Newsom and working on the puter and I am sitting on the couch. I feel so good right now. I dont know whats going on. Like the energy is so great or something. Also Keiths brothers are really into some (please excuse my lack of knowledge on this) Indian? religion. I dont know, they have little pictures of some dude everywhere and a little shrine in the living room. But this Austrian guy teaches meditation as well. And then Keith is just an amazing indavidual. So i think combined all the energy around this flat is amazing. I just feel so peaceful sitting here.

Second thing: Met with the family for coffee and cake. They had little 4 month old Alex with them as well. I hadn't planned on meeting with them because i got this free money for school and all. I happen to turn on my cell phone yesterday for a second expecting a call from a girl i met in my hostel. So i got a call that i could tell was an Ireland number, thinking it was her i answered and it was Alan the dad. He was going to be in Dublin today for a bit so he wanted to meet. Of course I was caught of gard a bit and said ok.

We got on quite well. The mother has a bit of a mouth on her, it was funny. The apartment is 600 square feet with marble in the bathroom and they bought a flat screen TV for it..seems a bit excessive but oh well. Like I said a car, and they decided 200£ a week. That alone is pretty fucking cool for my own place and a car.

They were pretty down to earth, i think the mom is really overwhelmed though with the kids. Plus we chatted a bit more about DJ ing on the weekends if i wanted to. Apparently in Ireland people in the entertainment biz make excellent cash. Even Djing for a kids event for 3 hours on a saturday afternoon makes you between 60 - 90 £. And more for adult events and such. Pretty fucking cool.

I had already made up my mind about not doing it, but now im here, and im concidering it again. So they will let me know in 24 hours if they liked me and then i can think about it while on my holiday and they will let me come stay with them at the end of my trip and take me to the airport and everything.

I am going to trust the right thing will happen, and i wont stress about it. I have to keep remembering i'll never be taking a step backwards in life as long as I do what makes me happy and forces me to grow. I'm pretty fucking excited about school, but this may be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Anyhow...love you all, please give me your feedback.


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Sunflowers [11 Sep 2007|11:41am]
[ mood | lethargic ]


Today is mellow. I'm currently staying with my new friend Keith. He is such an amazing person I can't even start to describe. I am just getting on so well with everyone here, making lots of friends and feeling quite good. Yesterday I took the DART train thing to Howth and another place whos name i cant remember. Then check out of my hostel and met up with Keith. We grabbed some coffee and went to the market for dinner makin's. We were supossed to meet my friend Emily who is from Hood River at Trinity College, but we were a bit late and she must have left. A little sad about that. Only went out for a few pints and met some more cool people then we called it a night. This morning i moved a bit slow, took my shower and did a little cleaning for Keith while he is at work. He is very trusting. Gave me his flat key and a cell phone for use so i can call people locally.

I walked around a bit grabbed coffee and a bagle at a place in the Temple Bar area. Meeting the dad of that Irish family at 1 PM for lunch, he is in Dublin buying a ring for his wife today.

Feeling a bit poopy, period time and a bit of a dietery change. <----yes i am so sexy.

Well maybe lay down for a bit. OH but tonight will be fun, i'm going to the cinema with Anthony and Veronica and then Keith, Pedro and a few others and myself are having an art night. Should be fun!

More soon!

<3 GK

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Quick Check In [09 Sep 2007|11:16am]
Hi all!

I'm in a super sketchy internet cafe. It was the cheapest I could find though. 60 min for 1£. Everything is soooo flocking expensive here...good lord.

Last night I befriended an older couple from Meath. There was a soccer game last night, so we went pup hopping watching it. Soooo many good looking guy its crazy. To bad i looked like i was with my mom and dad so only a few hit on me. oh well. The couple was so nice though, bought me 3 pints and 2 gin and tonics then walked me back to my hostel. Plus they gave me their number in case i have an emergency while in Ireland.

I met a girl from Hood River this morning so we will hook up later ad go out. In the meantime i'm being a lame tourist and going on a bus tour and then buying some flats so i can actually dance tonight. Hate to think what that will cost me...fuck.

Here for a couple more nights and then off to Cork.

Check in soon!

Love you all!


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And I'm gone! [06 Sep 2007|05:23pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

See you all when I return!

<3 Keven

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Camping et al [27 Aug 2007|03:54pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

I'm sure travis will be posting his pictures soon. But since we all don't know Travis I wanted to post some of my favorite pictures from this weekend.

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Over all I am very pleased with how things went. I haven't been away from town since my horrible Vegas trip last November. I didn't realize how badly I needed to get away until I was there.

I was really able to reflect upon all the things going on in my life, and reevaluate what is really important to me. And although a weekend away didn't help me completely erase certain unwanted feelings from my mind, I was able to throw a little of them out to sea with hopes that by the time my sun burn turns into a tan I will no longer have these feelings at all.

I was also able to reinstate my own sense of stability and strength. Sometimes, and definitely in the past 3 or 4 months I forget how independent, smart, and accomplished I am. And that I certainly don't need anyone else in my life (although it's always nice to have someone) to make me feel that way. And because I am all those things and more, it's OK for me to want to be taken care of and nurtured sometimes, despite what people in the past think of me being that way.

I am who I am and I think that person is pretty fucking cool.

Also I got a good chunk of my newest book read, Cradle to Cradle : Remaking the Way We Make Things. A good read for anyone interested in Sustainable...anything. Pretty short and super easy to read. Plus its water proof..so you can read it in the tub!

I am leaving for Ireland in 2 weeks, very scary to think about. It really snuck up on me for sure, but I think i'm as prepared as i'm going to be. I finally broke down and bought a new Ipod off ebay. Its one of the video ones, which i don't really need but whatever. I'm excited about it, and will probably want it for the plan ride there and back.

As soon as I get back school starts, which I am feeling more excited about than my trip. All I have to do is keep my eyes on the prize...no matter how many years of half time away that prize is.

Alright, well back to work I guess. Come visit me before I leave because i'll probably never be seen again until the end of Fall Term.

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life is very short and there's no time... [13 Aug 2007|08:06am]
[ mood | discontent ]

...for fussing and fighting my friend.

"Dear Keven,

Time to let go.

Someday they will find you, and fight for you...until then, save your energy."

man, i give myself the best advice! So smart!

in other news, I had banana, strawberries, soy milk, and shredded wheat for breakfast. Amazing!

I need a massage crazy bad...or a new bed but that I can't afford, why haven't any of you suckers gone to massage school yet so you can practice on me? Cripes.

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Sleeping aides and razor blades... [09 Aug 2007|09:26am]
[ mood | hung over ]

...tear stained pictures of younger days.

I don't think i'm nearly as cool as I used to be...

wait...scratch that, reverse it.

Can't find any legal way to be able to stay in Ireland. Not stressin, if it's not meant to be, there is no fighting it. However I definately need to do something. New job? Yes please. Can't move again, 4 times in 2 years is enough for me. I guess school starts soonish, so thats something. Granted PSU ever gets my fucking fin aid worked out and I can actually afford to go...

I discovered I love spray paint. I've been painting everything. Beer bottles, soap dishes, the terradactyl that hangs above my kitchen sink...

I searched terradactyl to find out how to spell it... here is the first thing that came up in google.

"When a girl gives two handjobs at once, flapping her arms up and down like a terradactyl."


*edit* spelled pterodactyl...now you know.

Someone asked for my number at Holocene last night. I realized how much I hate getting hit on by drunk people. And now I remember why I don't go out very often. Also I very rarely go to shows, and kind of feel like an old woman when I do...hence the reason why I must not be as cool as I used to be. But then I don't think I ever liked live music that much. I have fun though, specially cause I can drink at shows now.

Tarra - call me. How long till you go back to the firy depths of NY again? Let us hang out ja?

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The "GK" is done! [06 Aug 2007|02:55pm]
[ mood | flirty ]

She is finally done and ride able!

Ain't she purdy?

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Putting her back together took about 4 sessions of work time. Greg showed me how to do each step, then dissassembled what he had just showed me so I could do it myself. A little frustrating at times, but worth the knowledge I gained. Plus I know he put a ton of extra work into it when I wasn't around because my rear wheel was totally unusable, front and back brakes were pretty fucked in the beginning and now the wheel is trued and the brakes are decent.
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Still getting used to the toe clips as opposed to my speedplays, but now I wanted to go with the toe clips since this is my new dedicated commuter and it sucks always having to wear my cycling shoes if I ride somewhere.

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Anyhow, in return I have recently started a kick ass (in theory) project for him. He needs some art work in his dinning/bike shop room. And i've been watching hours of HGTV so it didn't take me long to figure out what to make. I'll post pics when its done...

Back to work!

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So far so good... [05 Aug 2007|05:31pm]
[ mood | optimistic ]

Talk to my little Irish family today. Have a good gut feeling from them, and they said the same. The husband said I would have a craic time...pronounced "crank" apparently their common term for a fun/crazy/good time. Crank time...

anyway...he said so far so good. they want to chat with me one more time before my vacation where we will meet. He said there is a lot of cycling, so I won't have a problem getting involved with a cycling club, and lots of horse back riding and ice skating too...which i've never been a fan of. We havent decided on pay yet...at the very least it would be something like 100EUR a week. But i would also have a free studio apartment and a car. And probably be working at the husbands company on weekends or whenever i want. He said he would teach me how to DJ parties...haha...that should be interesting...

anyhow...i hadn't heard from them all week really so i was getting nervous so it was nice to hear from him. Also he said his wife was a bit apprehensive to hire and american because well....we dont have a good reputation. Luckly Alan (husband) has traveled alot in the states and loved Oregon and the people and that if I hadn't been from Portland they would not have contacted me at all...haha. I love Oregon!

Ok well my bike project Greg has been selflessly helping me with for a few weeks is almost done, we finished all but a few things last night...she looks so bad ass and will definitely be going to Ireland with me if I get the job.

The fact that this job might actually happen is starting to hit me and i'm getting homesick already thinking about it. All my friends..my family...cats my stuff...ugh...it its not realistic to expect anyone to visit me as its expensive to fly there, although you would have a little place to stay so thats good.

And what if I don't make friends?! What if what if what if...i better turn my brain off and just jump in and do it. Oh but I will start a new blog when i go to keep everyone updated with drunken pictures of myself while i tour every pub there. At least its such a small country that i will be able to explore almost every nook and cranny while I am there!


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Ireland Update #2 [02 Aug 2007|09:53am]
[ mood | nervous ]

Not really an update...but he called me this morning and my caller ID only said "00" so i didn't amswer it, but he left me a message in his little Irish accent "Hi Keven, this is Alan from Ireland...." etc..

Anyway he will call back in a hour...i'll post after that...

I'm actually kind of nervous!


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Ireland Update Part 1 [01 Aug 2007|07:38am]
[ mood | groggy ]

Onto the phone interviews...

They said before limiting themselves to only me they want to talk to me over the phone ASAP a few times that way by the time my trip comes around in September they can already be 99% sure.

I just hope they're accent isn't hard to undertand them over the phone and then i'll answer questions totally wrong and make an ass out of myself...

In other news...wall ball last night. To much fun for sure.


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