jennifer (Nighttime) Jennifer goes to mainstage after the first day and, during
intermission, Rae comes up to her and starts yelling. (This draws some
attention from the people around the area.)
Rae: Jennifer, where the hell have you been? You haven't been to the
dorms since we got here!
Jennifer: (really biting) Well, Rae, we have this thing here in
America, called "adventure". Have you heard of it? It's a really
novel idea; you should try it sometime. (sees that Rae is pissed) But
really, if you must know... I went to a few workshops, I saw an old
friend, and I had lunch at Arby's with the Charleston kids. Is there
anything wrong with that?
Rae: All right, Ms. Smartass, the least you could have done was tell
someone where you were going to be. Everyone thought you had killed
Andrea leans ever and shakes her head "no".
Jennifer: Oh, really? And where did they get that idea?
Rae: From what you said in the van. You shouldn't go around saying
things like that.
Jennifer: (kind of confused) You mean the joke I said in the van?
About jumping out the window.
Rae: Well, I didn't think it was funny, and no one else did either.
Jennifer: Really? You know, gauging from the reaction it got, I was
under the impression that at least a few people liked it.
Rae: I think we need a talking to when we get back to the dorms.
Jennifer rolls her eyes, and leaves to go outside, on the balcony.

(Nighttime. Song: "Round Here" {second part with jumping off the
building} by Counting Crows. By the time this scene is done, it will
be very clear to the audience that Jennifer is far from being stable.)
See Jennifer standing on the balcony of the Lied, commenting on how
beautiful the (stormy) weather is to Brenna, who basically ignores her.
Jennifer climbs up on the railing.
Jennifer: (as she's climbing) I have this friend who thinks I do stupid
and impulsive things like jumping off buildings.
No one around her notices. She stands up on the railing, arms
outstretched, lightning flashing and wind blowing. She yells
incoherently to the people on the street below (who don't notice
either). She appears to lose her balance, and hear crash of thunder to
end scene.

(Nighttime) Jennifer appears to have fallen (but she really just
tripped over a crack in the sidewalk. She lands at a girl's feet
(wearing blue jellies). Pan up on girl, who smiles and holds out her
arm to help pick Jennifer off of the ground.
Jennifer: (kind of stutters, nervous) I'm sorry... I'm sorry.
Girl: (hereunto known as Tia) That's okay, it's no problem. Are you
Jennifer: (nods her head) I'm fine, I'm just such a klutz.
Tia: Well, Klutz, it's nice to meet you. My name is Tia.
Jennifer: (just now getting the joke) Oh, oh... I'm Jennifer. Um...
where are you from?
Tia: Hawaii, and you?
Jennifer: Oh, just here...Hawaii, huh? That would explain why
you're... tan? (Jennifer was going to say pretty or something, but she
chickened out. "Tan" was an acceptable alternative.)
Tia: (not angry, finding humor in it) Why does everyone say that? We
have the same sun in Hawaii that you do here.
Jennifer: Yeah, but you actually see the sun in Hawaii.
Tia: (looks up at the storming sky) Yeah, I guess you are right. So
what is there to do around here... drive tractors?
Jennifer: (not angrily either) Hey!
Tia: Sorry, I had to pay you back for the tan comment.
Jennifer: No problem. Actually, I was planning on going shopping
tomorrow, in between workshops. Would you care to join me?
Tia: I'd like that very much.
Jennifer: okay, well, I'll meet you in the park at about 3 then. Sound
Tia: Sounds like a date.
Both smile.
Q , another amazing US political leader, was born 191 years ago tomorrow.

Another amazing speech was the poet, story-teller and essayist Carl Sandburg's on Lincoln on February 12, 1959, the sequicentennial of Lincoln's birth. None of you remembers that?

Sandburg, politically a left-wing radical, lived most of his life in Illinois (and some of it in Milwaukee, in Wisconsin, hooray!). He was regarded as the prairie poet. Lincoln was from Illinois and was regarded as the Prairie President.

If you've ever lived on or near true prairie, it becomes understandable that people like Sandburg and Lincoln can come from there.

I know somebody else who comes from the prairie of Sanburg and Lincoln's state. I think in my fictional biography she once stood alone with me next to Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial.

So Happy Lincoln's Birthday.

Hopefully the sun will be out.
camille {First political speech given at Pappsville, Illinois, 1832, following a long dissertation by his opponent}

Fellow citizens, I presume you all know who I am. I am humble Abraham Lincoln. I have been solicited by many friends to become a candidate for the Legislature. My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman's dance. I am in favor of the internal improvement system and a high protective tariff. These are my sentiments and political principles. If elected, I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same. ~Abraham Lincoln

{What Lincoln says about Blather}

Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the greatest invention of the world. It's utility may be conceived by the reflection that to it we owe everything which distinguishes us from savages. Take it from us, and the Bible, all history, all science, all government, all commerce, and nearly all social intercourse, go with it.
~Abraham Lincoln

Character is like a tree and reputation like it's shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
~Abraham Lincoln

It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent an aphorism to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words, "And this, too, shall pass away."
~Abraham Lincoln

{on being president}

As for being President, I feel like the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail. To the man who asked him how he liked it he said, "If it wasn't for the honor of the thing, I'd rather walk."
~Abraham Lincoln

{what Abraham said about my grandfather}

An honest laborer digs coal at about seventy cents a day, while the President digs abstractions at about seventy dollars a day. The coal is worth clearly more than the abstractions, and yet what a monstrous inequality in the prices.
~Abraham Lincoln

Die when I may, I want it said of me, by those who know me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower when I thought a flower would grow.
~Abraham Lincoln

handing you roses, and plucking thistles :o)
deb last night we sat there in the car
said we didnt want to go home
-i didn't anyway-
and we decided to go driving.
to lincoln.
for no apparent reason.
so we filled up the tank and i told the
gas station attendant we were going
just in case we were to die along the way
someone in omaha would know
we had gone...
i don't know why i did that-
so i got in the car and i told jen
and she started freaking out
talking about mikey and amy
and the gas station attendant
who was torn between his need to stay
with the pumps
and his desperate desire to help
find amy and mikey... dead in a ditch
even though they weren't dead yet.

dont tell stories like that
in the car when someone's driving--
not loudly and importantly
as though the world is going to end
if you don't finish the tale

we got to lincoln
ate at village inn
-it was weird, to not see our usual crowd, but hey, we were in lincoln-
went to a piercing shop
and drove home
at 2:30.

well, it was a fun story to tell at work today...
amy i unwittingly walked into a movie today that took place in nebraska. (boys don't cry, good movie) they kept talking about lincoln... going to lincoln, getting back to lincoln. lincoln lincoln lincoln. it all took place in Fall(s) City though. 000304
deb on my third roadtrip there a couple weeks ago,
we discovered that
ronn at black's tattoo
is a pretty cool guy-
he charged me $100 for my
pretty pretty butterfly
that should have cost me at least
$150 or $200

if you're in the area
i highly suggest :)
it's at 9th and O.

there's some free advertisement,
ronn :)
lisa_is_bionic I'm going back to Opti to ravage more women. -Lincoln 000526
.. . 010812
silentbob Homer: Kids, kids. I'm not going to die. That only happens to bad people.
Bart: What about Abraham Lincoln?
Homer: Uh, he sold poison milk to school children.
Joe P Lincoln, England, 1983, Boy 040424
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