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Sunday, October 7th, 2007
9:59 pm
Hey all-

So I barely go on this anymore, but you can read the blog that Lindsey and I are writing here:
http://sturbridgewedding.wordpress.com/

Go visit and leave love.

Hope you are all well and please do stay in touch!!!

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Friday, June 9th, 2006
2:22 pm - GUESS WHAT!!
Ben took Lindsey up to Scituate (si t- u - ut) where he grew up. Tthough it had been raining all day and Ben did feign wishy-washiness about driving up in the rain, they made it. The rain cleared up as they were driving out and Ben showed her his old house and took her up to the Scituate lighthouse. Once they were at the lighthouse, Lindsey said that she really wanted to walk out onto the jetty. Ben seemingly reluctantly agreed to go out with her onto the jetty but they climbed over the rocks and out. Once on the jetty they found a suitable rock and sat upon it just talking and looking out at the ocean. It started to rain a bit so they decided to go in. They stood up and stepped a little further out onto the jetty. At this point Ben turned to Lindsey and said, "There are three main reasons that I wanted to take you out here". 1. I have always thought of this as my special place. I used to come out here when I was a kid and thought I was the only one who knew about it. I've never wanted to share this spot with anyone until now. 2. This light house is called lover's lighthouse. Each lighthouse has a code to help ships identify their location. Each lighthouse's is different and this one blinks out I love you. 3. This is the site of one of the most important events in my life. Then Ben got down on one knee and said: "Will you marry me?" Ben would rather we stopped the story at this point, but we'll keep going. Lindsey opened her mouth to answer him and he (remember we're out on a slippery jetty) began to slip a little and said, "Hurry up and say yes before I slip." Lindsey said, "Of course I'll marry you!" He stood up and handed her the box which she opened and took out the ring which he put it on her finger. then they were engaged....

current mood: giddy

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
11:06 pm - for Grandma
Grandma-

This is for you:) I promise I am not moving to Wyoming...I would not last long on a cattle ranch.

I love you and it was so good to talk to you today.

Love
Ben

PS For everyone who doesn't know...I got a job:) I'll be working for an event planning firm working with various non-profits to plan major events. YAY

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Thursday, May 25th, 2006
4:41 pm
5 days ago I graduated from college...soo weird.

I've never felt this feeling of just having no idea what the next thing will be. But I'm not going to rush into anything. The break is a good thing, and I just keep believing that there is a great job opportunity waiting for me.

Congrats to everyone who graduated this year!!!!

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2006
11:52 pm - It's been a while since I updated so,
I have decided to scrap my efforts of finding a job for after graduation and move to Wyoming to work on a cattle ranch. I know it sounds far fetched, but the cattle industry is quite a lucrative business. It will be hard at first, adjusting to living with the cowboys and ranchers, but I think I will make friends fast. I've picked a ranch at the edge of Sheridan, WY. The pay is good and the benefit package is a good one. I'm glad that I have a plan now. Stress is a thing of the past. Now I can relax and enjoy my last few weeks of college!

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
8:34 pm
So I no longer have a beard...and it feels really weird.

I think as soon as I make this video for the audition (tonight), I'm gonna grow it back. I miss it already!

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Monday, January 30th, 2006
1:19 pm
You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2006
1:02 am
SO I just saw "Glory Road" tonight and it is fantastic. I highly reccomend everyone go see it; even my mom (who knows nothing about basketball really enjoyed it)

This was a really nice week with Jersey friends...and my interview went really well. Now I wait and see. 4-6 weeks they said. I don't even know if I want to do it...but I guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

One more week in Boston, and then back to Jersey...I guess I should think about trying to organize stuff...maybe tomorrow.

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Monday, January 16th, 2006
7:20 pm
Done and done Michael. So there

I'm still in shock about the Patriots. They just gave the game away.. ugh. Oh well, they'll be back next year

Had a really nice tea date with Matisse today. She has some wonderful theatre ideas, and I hope they happen. Yay.

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12:35 am
SO I'm actually updating...hold your applause please. I just got back from a Rolling Stones Concert...WOW!!! They are such an icredible group of performers. The way they work the crowd and all was inspiring. Anyway, I'm really going to make an effort to update this more. (I know I've said that before, but this time I mean it.) I mean, if Michael is updatig more then me...wow, do I have a problem. I'm heading down to Jersey on Tuesday to do an interview, and have a meeting with a special events planner. Plus I get to see Lindsey and Jessie and Ben and Emily and Felicia and I'm really excited! Ok, thats all for tonight, but expect more of these fun entries!

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005
12:15 am
Hey everyone,

Happy Rent opening day. I want to ask you all to take some time today to remember Mr. Larson and think about his needless death. Jonathan's death from an aortic Anyereusm, believed to be caused by Marfan Syndrome, could have been prevented if doctors in the hospitals he visited had known about the condition.

As a young man, who also has Marfans, Jonathan's words and music and life are an inspiration to me, as I know they are for many others. Please take your love of his work and the energy you feel, and channel some of it into spreading awareness of Marfans. you can visit www.marfan.org or the Jonathan Larson performing arts foundation at http://www.jlpaf.org/ for more information.

Because of the work of his family and the National Marfan Foundation, I am free to pursue my dreams. I am in his debt, and think we owe it to him to try to prevent more needless deaths

Enjoy the movie, it really is terrific, and I hope you all have a great day

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Sunday, October 9th, 2005
3:41 am
so its over. Except for strike Anne Frank has come to an end. Tonight was really emotional, and really ppwerful for me. I'm so proud of everyone involved in this show, and so grateful to everyone who came to see it. We went out on a high note with a huge standing ovation, and a good PPD. I am so lucky that I had such a wonderful and talented group around me to help my dream come true. I am eternally grateful to each and every one of you. This show made me think that I amy want to pursue directing when I graduate. WE'll have to see what kinds of pportunities exist out there. But thank you, and I hope it was a very enjoyable night of theatre for everyone who went.

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2005
12:44 am
btw...Lindsey made me this lj icon...so yell at her:)

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12:25 am
So it's officailly the day of opening night. It is so weird. I'm really happy with how the show is, and am so proud of everyone, and how hard everyone is working. I realy love this play, and this story and I think we are doing it justice. I absolutly adore this play, and it just feels so weird that we are opening tonight. I've dreamed of doing this play for so long, and to be on the threshhold of opening...wow.

The essay I was asked to write about being a Jewish Man directing this play has been published in the Acorn, in the Madison Eagle (as the lead editorial) and in the Independent Free Press. I'm really proud of what I wrote, and...I don't know, I'm really happy with this whole experience. Now we just hope that people like it.

Thank you to everyone who worked and helped to make this show a reality. I admire you all, and will forever be grateful.
Happy Opening Night

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2005
4:23 pm - The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank
Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Benjamin Weisman
Thomas Kean Theatre
Drew University
October 5-8 at 8:00 and 8th at 2:00pm
Reservations (973)408-303

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
3:13 am
I'll give more details later, but sufficive to senior year has started off really well. OC was amazing (I totally lost it at the last meeting) and subsequent events have been so memorable and wonderful. I feel like I'm geting close to new people, and closer to others, which I love.

Anne Frank is going really well. I think everyone is having fun, and I think we are putting together one heck of a show.

The hardest thing is Lindsey not being across the hall. But I think we are doing well, and I can't wait to see her again!

That's all cause I'm soo tired, but yeah.
bye

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
12:32 am
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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
10:01 am
A possible conversation between George Bush and Condeleeza Rice
(stolen from Carl)


George: Condi! Nice to see you. What's happening?

Condi: Sir, I have the report here about the new leader of China.

George: Great. Lay it on me.

Condi: Hu is the new leader of China.

George: That's what I want to know.

Condi: That's what I'm telling you.

George: That's what I'm asking you. Who is the new leader of China?

Condi: Yes.

George: I mean the fellow's name.

Condi: Hu.

George: The guy in China.

Condi: Hu.

George: The new leader of China.

Condi: Hu.

George: The Chinaman!

Condi: Hu is leading China.

George: Now whaddya' asking me for?

Condi: I'm telling you Hu is leading China.

George: Well, I'm asking you. Who is leading China?

Condi: That's the man's name.

George: That's who's name?

Condi: Yes.

George: Will you or will you not tell me the name of the new leader of China?

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: Yassir? Yassir Arafat is in China? I thought he was in the Middle East.

Condi: That's correct.

George: Then who is in China?

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: Yassir is in China?

Condi: No, sir.

George: Then who is?

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: Yassir?

Condi: No, sir.

George: Look, Condi. I need to know the name of the new leader of China. Get me the Secretary General of the U.N. on the phone.

Condi: Kofi?

George: No, thanks.

Condi: You want Kofi?

George: No.

Condi: You don't want Kofi.

George: No. But now that you mention it, I could use a glass of milk. And then get me the U.N.

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: Not Yassir! The guy at the U.N.

Condi: Kofi?

George: Milk! Will you please make the call?

Condi: And call who?

George: Who is the guy at the U.N?

Condi: Hu is the guy in China.

George: Will you stay out of China?!

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: And stay out of the Middle East! Just get me the guy at the U.N.

Condi: Kofi.

George: All right! With cream and two sugars. Now get on the phone.

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
11:09 am
So I'm sitting at work, and really bored, so I'm writing. This is my third to last day here, and I will miss the people here. They've invited me to come back and help out during any vacations, which is really really nice. Overall it's been a really good summer. I can't beleive I'm going back to school in a little over a week. Crazy.
but I'm really looking forward to a lot about this year. It's going to be really different, no question about it. But different can be good. It's odd, cause I feel like I'm saying bye to Drew in stages.

But like I said I have a lot I'm really excited about. Really I have no idea what the point of this post is.

OH1 I saw Matisse last night, it was great. And I'm seeing vera again soon, and maybe Athena tomorrrow night, and emily tonight. If I get really bored tomorrow or Thursday, I might do a summer recap post at some point.

Its not that I hate this job, it's just that in the mornings, I'll all by myself, and it gets a bit tedious. Once other people start coming in around 12:30 or so, it livens up a bit, but now...eh.

I bought so many new shirts this weekend! And they were cheap and everything. Go me!! Ok, Im gonna go now, and work on the Anne Frank schedule so Taylor doesn't kill me, and all. I love having Taylor as my SM. I really love the whole team...I'm so excited to get into rehearsals. Ok, bye for now.

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
12:38 pm
I almost forgot to write about one of the best parts of the conference. So at the final lunch, the director of the National MArfan Foundation gets up on stage, and says that they have a special treat for us. As some of you know, the writer of "Rent" Jonathan Larson died of an Aortic Anyeuseum casued by Marfan Syndrome the night before the first performance of Rent. This after complaining of chest pain, and being sent home by two NYC emergency rooms. since his death his family has been devoted to working with the NMF to help raise awareness about MArfans.

So, the studio that is doing the Rent movie released to the NMF a 20 minute video of clips and songs from the movie, that are not available to the public. It was amazing!!!I think I'm going to do something about Marfan awareness at Drew, in cnnection with the movie. Gota come up with h to do it tho.

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