"Everybody sees what
you appear to be,
but few feel what you are."

Niccolo Machiavelli,
The Prince

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What You Appear to Be
Lauren Christine Gleason

According to Machiavelli (see the applicable quote to the left) a person can be seen as one of two things: "what you appear to be" and "what you are." My purpose, when you visit this webpage, is to show you both aspects of myself. Consider this webpage as a mental notebook for all of my thoughts and discoveries that do not require prose to explain. (Times listed are in EST.)

I'm back in Tallahassee again. *sigh* Nothing is ever perfect. Life will never turn out the way you planned. You can count on these things to be true.
12/30/2001 11:02:33 PM

I know my life is stressful because I forgot to include something very important in the bit I just posted. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
12/24/2001 03:21:43 PM

My family is going to Sun City Center (near Tampa, FL) to visit my grandparents from tomorrow until Saturday or Sunday. I am going to bring my computer with me and try to get some work done on grad school applications and diary entries. There are several pictures I plan to scan and post before I leave for Gainesville on January 6. We'll see how much of this actually gets done. My UCLA application needs to be sent in by January 5 so that doesn't give me much time to finish it.
12/24/2001 03:16:11 PM

I'm finally back in Tallahassee. Now that I am finished my fourth trek across the country I have to get ready to move to Gainesville in two weeks. Not to mention applying to graduate school at the same time. One day things will be calm again, right?
12/21/2001 07:18:21 PM

Only four more days until I leave for home. I can't believe it's been seven months since I left Florida. The time went by so quickly and I enjoyed every moment. Anyway, I just wanted to say that there probably won't be any more posts of any kind for a while. I am going to be scrambling to get ready to leave on Sunday and then my dad and I have a six-day drive home. I'll do my best to work on my belated diary entries en route but I won't make any promises. At this point I am just trying to keep my emotions from getting the best of me.
12/12/2001 10:21:26 PM

After my mom couldn't find the new Catalina and Disneyland pictures on the Yahoo! Photos site I realized that I had made them private folders. That has changed now and the pictures should be available for everyone to view. They have not been renamed due to lack of time but I'll get around to it eventually. All of the pictures should also be available (and renamed) at PictureTrail.
12/12/2001 10:30:52 AM

I'm working on posting my pictures from Catalina Island (11.25.01) and Disneyland (this weekend) but it is an enormous job and I can't finish tonight. Be on the lookout for them on my photos pages (listed to the left) sometime soon.
12/10/2001 11:58:19 PM

I'm back from my weekend at Disneyland with Dan and we had lots of fun. Not much more time left in California for me. More details to come.
12/9/2001 10:00:30 PM

The price of gasoline has gone down $1.10 since May. When I was first in Los Angeles this summer I was paying $2.09 per gallon and today I filled up my tank for $0.99 per gallon. That is crazy. Speaking of crazy, the Santa Ana winds are blowing today which means that it is windy and hot!
12/7/2001 06:26:35 PM

The Las Vegas trip diary entry has just been posted.
12/2/2001 08:19:26 PM

Wow, I spent a lot of money today! I went to the Orange County Marketplace this morning in search of Christmas presents but I got more stuff for myself than for anyone else. In other news I am working on a diary entry on my trip to Las Vegas with Dan so that should be available soon. Also I have posted the Las Vegas trip pictures on Lauren's Yahoo! Photos Page.
12/2/2001 04:56:01 PM

There are some new pictures to see at Lauren's PictureTrail Page of my trip to Las Vegas with Dan a couple of weeks ago. I really like the way PictureTrail displays the albums. I am also posting my pictures on Lauren's Yahoo! Photos Page but they are not all there yet.
12/1/2001 07:18:46 PM

Just got back from a late showing of "Spy Game." Good movie. Anyway, the "to do" list for the weekend is extensive (that doesn't mean fun) but I promise that diary writing is one of the items. And online photo archiving if anyone is interested.
12/1/2001 04:44:06 AM