Nov. 4th, 2009

deltanudaughter: (OMG Squee!)
1.) Bruiser: I'll always take care of you. I tell everyone you're family and I mean it.

2.) Delta Nu: I'll always honor our sisterhood. You girls have supported me. I'll do the same as long as I live.

3.) Emmett: I'll always work twice as hard. I wouldn't be here without your help. It's the least I can do.

4.) Ash: I will never try to replace Linda. I just want to be here when you need me.

5.) Paulette: I'll be the best possible friend I can be. You deserve no less.

6.) Vivian: I'll give that Arcade Fire cd a shot.

7.) Enid: I'll always keep an open mind.

8.) Mom and Dad: I'll make you understand and I'll make you proud.

9.) Brooke: I'll consider the job offer you gave me. That's the only promise I'll make on that.

10.) Myself: Stay true to who you are and defy every expectation.
deltanudaughter: (He's not a pet...he's family!)
Family isn't about whose blood you have. It's about who you care about. -Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park

I love my mom and dad. Really, I do. But growing up, they really didn't feel or act like parents. They still don't. I think they could have been taken from my life and I would have still lived just fine as a kid with my nanny and the trust fund.

Bruiser was really the first person that ever really felt like family to me. I found him abandoned outside that mall when I was seventeen. I knew nothing about taking care of dogs, but he was just a puppy and I couldn't just leave him alone. Ever since then, he's been by my side. I take care of him and he's always there for me.

And now, I have two families. My California family. My Delta Nus. Say what you will about sororities, but those girls have been my angels since Freshman year. Everyone of them is my sister and if you don't believe me, I have a whole inbox full of encouraging emails and text messages that says otherwise.

Then there's my Harvard family. They were...rough on me at first, but I think we have a better understanding of each other now. Paulette is the big sister I never had, Vivian and Emmett keep me honest and Enid inspires me like no other to be a better person.

All of these people. They're not my blood and yet, I feel closer to them than I do anyone else in this world...

I guess that's what family really is.
deltanudaughter: (Not Just a Dumb Blonde)
My exercise playlist changes a lot, but I always try to use really energetic songs. A lot of people can't tell the difference between my workout playlist and my study playlist, but it just doesn't have the same feeling to me.

Anyway, the current playlist. Perfect for Brooke's workouts, running around the Harvard campus early in the morning or just hitting a treadmill.

'Mysterious Ways'~U2
'Bad Romance'~Lady GaGa
'Gimme More'~Britney Spears
'Gives You Hell'~The All-American Rejects
'Gold Lion'~Yeah Yeah Yeahs
'Hot Mess'~Cobra Starship
'So What'~Pink
'Blame It On The Boogie'~The Jacksons
'Hey Ya!'~Outkast
'We Are Golden'~Mika
'La Tortura'~Shakira
'Supermassive Black Hole'~Muse
'Gimme Gimme Gimme'~The A-Teens
'Fighter'~Christina Aguliaria
'I Don't Care'~Fall Out Boy
'Space Cowboy'~*NSync
'whyyawannabringmedown'~Kelly Clarkson
'Superstar'~Lupe Fiasco
'Boys Wanna Be Her'~Peaches
'Barracuda'~Heart
deltanudaughter: (OMG Squee!)
The day after the Wyndham trial, Elle immediately went out and bought copies of the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. She got a rather strange look from the sales clerk (apparently not many girls who looked like her bought newspapers), but a quick double take when he saw the cover picture of her and Brooke.

The Herald said THE DAUGHTER DID IT! The Stunning Upset In the Trial of Brooke Wyndham

The Globe said Brooke Wyndham framed, freed in Trial Upset

Elle didn't think of what happened in the trial as an "upset", but she wasn't writing the papers. She had expected most of it to be about Brooke and Chutney, so she was rather surprised when she had gotten a good paragraph in each on.

Later that day, Enid practically came rushing across campus with copies of The Harvard Crimson and Harvard Law Record. Both boasted the same headline with a rather unexpectedly flattering picture she didn't know was taken...

HARVARD'S OWN SAVES EXERCISE QUEEN IN TRIAL

Those articles talked a good portion about Brooke, but it had been mostly about Elle and how her own common sense had kept Brooke from going to jail. It made her feel oddly satisfied.

The next week, Paulette was excitingly waving a copy of People magazine in her face. The headline was 'I THOUGHT IT WAS YOU WALKING THROUGH THE DOOR!' THE SHOCKING TRUTH IN THE TRIAL OF BROOKE WYNDHAM and in smaller text Jealousy, Fatal Mistakes and How a Law Student Saw The Truth.

Elle thought it was kind of sensationalized, but she got a good giggle out of it.

Those were the headlines. There were more, of course. Elle's inbox had been stuffed with online news links about the trial from AP to TMZ. There was even a Perez Hilton blog or two, but Elle passed on reading those.

If you look carefully at the corkboard on the wall behind her desk, you can see some of those headlines. Some might see it as boastful, but to Elle, it's vindication. A reminder that she's more than her hair.

It reminds her that some things aren't worth giving up, even when times are hard.

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