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Date:2006-11-06 11:24

Check out the Wikipedia entry for Smith College, and scroll down to the photo they show of Ivy Day.

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Date:2006-01-19 21:02
Subject:The love

I have found my people!!! I have missed you all so much it hurts inside. I'm living local and I'm hoping that some of the rest of you are too. Maybe I can stop being so lazy and actually communicate with my long lost friends.

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Date:2005-08-15 10:44
Subject:Hark, yon Ducks!

I need your help! I'm updating Amanda's (er, now on my account) Duckett site and I need the following information on house leadership, por favor.

# AC:
# RC (of Chase):
# HR:
# HCA:
# HP: Chathu (right?)
# VP:
# HONS: Colleen Heaney,
# SAA:

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Date:2005-07-13 18:41

Hey, I'm supposed to be in Duckett next year. My extension is 6608...is that a double?

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Date:2005-01-11 11:09
Subject:Gamelan Galak-Tika!

As a former Smithie and Duckett resident (2001!), I feel obliged to personally invite the residents of the house to a concert on Saturday, February 12 at 8pm! Gamelan Galak-Tika, a Balinese music ensemble, is an MIT-based group that performs traditional Balinese pieces as well as new compositions! We'll have dancers, as well. If you've heard Smith's own Javanese gamelan, you'll have an idea of the types of sounds gamelans use (largely most are made up of gongs and metallophones), and the structure of Southeast Asian music (cyclical, punctuated by gongs), but not necessarily the style - Balinese music has evolved to be very competitive, rapid, and abrupt, making it extremely exciting (in contrast with the beautiful but slow, stately, court-style music played by Javanese groups). So please come see us play, if you're interested! Hopefully carolatina  and kitsushan will be coming out with me to see the performance and hang out at Smith, and it would be great to get to see Duckett again.  Thanks, and I hope some of you come to the concert and enjoy yourselves!

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Date:2004-12-17 20:39

Breathe and relax.

The birds will keep chirping...

The grass will keep growing...

The world will keep spinning...

Even if you fail an exam.

Belief = action = result

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Date:2004-08-13 13:47
Subject:Another Smithie leaves us

This is for you, Julia:

"First you take the chicken . . ."

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Date:2004-08-04 19:45
Subject:Insanely bored...

Hey everybody,
I am running out of ways to occupy my free time and thus, have become mildly addicted to the internet. So I was thinking, why dont I list random things I like, and see if ne one shares my interests, and if not, at least I wasted some time.....
Will and Grace - a.k.a the jack and karen show
King of Queens- and I quote "man, if baloney smelled ne better, Id wear it" Doug
The simpsons-nuff said
Thai food
Chocolate- all kinds but currently Big toblerone bar
ICE CREAM- possibly best food ever
Rain-dunno why, just a thing
Bridget Jone's Diary
Jane austen novels
Hugh Grant
Driving a stick shift
Colorguard- just got my WGI tape- yay!
Shopping-particularly sales
Well, im sure thats more than u wanted to know, so ill stop now, but feel free to comment....

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Date:2004-07-31 23:46
Subject:...our mascot is a duck!

so it seems i've started a trend and other people are creating livejournal communities for their houses. but we were first! go duckett!

moving on: for a while the duckett website was broken (a small php problem) but now it's fixed. i haven't really updated the content in forever because i'm lacking in motivation. so if anyone has ideas or would like to work on it, let me know and we'll work something out.

also: since i'll be graduating this year, the website will need to be moved off of my sophia account. i'm going to have the hp try to get smith to give us webspace. we'll see how that works out.

and: i know there are other ducks out there in lj-land who haven't joined the community. we must make them all join! mwahahahahahahaha.

ahem. yes.

ohoh! a quick question for the alums out there. does anyone know how long the "...fuck it, we're duckett, our mascot is a duck" cheer has been the convocation cheer?

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Date:2004-07-30 19:22

well, after a couple failed attempts, i was finally able to post on the right journal...YAY! hello fellow ducketts, i hoope youre all having a good summer...my name's maria, im from CO and i LOVE to read, watch movies and listen to music. Currently, i am listenin to No Doubt constantly, my favorite summer read so far is Peace like a river and my new favorite movie is dirty dancing (I heart patrick swayze) Anyways,I like to dance (ballet) and i did colorguard in HS...so if ne of you want to email me or, my sn is Starlet125, Id love to talk to you all...Oh im in room 209A by the way with my roomie Megan.....

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Date:2004-07-26 13:30

I would respond to earlier posts but I figure nobody is checking comments from a few days ago.

To the new duck! Yay! Welcome to the duck house! My name is Nora and I'm a rising junior. Lived in duckett first two years, and in your room, 201, for one semester. Nice big room...lots of wall space although beware of the steel reenforcement on one that makes it hard to stick up posters. Next year I will be on the fourth floor in my dream room (well almost), number 402. Yay for FFUC!!!

I'm a history major. I'm very very proud of this fact, so I will probably try and convince you to take a history class. I'm also a theatre minor, which makes me, by default, crazy. I can tell you everything about both depts.

Basically, just wanted to welcome you.

And to the rest of my ducks. Hell, I miss y'all!! Dez and Jess..did y'all get my German postcard? Berlin is rocking the cazbah although I am yet to find Brunhilde, ie my dream woman, that big busty blonde with a horned cap.

Ok enough.

hope everyone is doing well!!

Love, Nora "I don't eat things named diane" P.

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Date:2004-07-24 18:41
Subject:To my fellow Ducks

Hey Ducketteers, I justed wanted to say hello and that I miss you guys and Duckett House. Every time I drive by on my way to work, I look nostalgically at Duckett...ah home. I can't believe I've already graduated. Can't wait to visit you all

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Date:2004-07-23 20:12
Subject:Hey! New from the class of 2008!

Hey! This is Ali from..... well, currently residing in Virginia.... and I've received my roomate, Hayley from CT and my housing info on Wednesday. It's great to find this community. I'm so psyched, and can honestly say that the only thing I want right now is for the next month to run quickly. How's everybody doing?

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Date:2004-06-06 15:57

Hey. My name is Cait...I'm a wannabe-Duck from the class of '08. (Argh, it's so irritating that my name rhymes with '08...)

Anywho. I'm anxiously awaiting my housing papers, which should come in a month I guess...while I'm waiting I was just looking around online for some Duckett stuff, and lo and behold, I found this LJ. Hurrah!

I don't really have a lot to say, I just felt like posting. I suppose if I end up in a different house, I'll leave the community (cry) but at the moment I'm still hopeful :-p



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Date:2004-04-30 16:07
Subject:Commencement & reunion 2004

I figured this might be a good place to post on this topic so that we could have a central place for info. If people care. :-)

Some questions:
Who's graduating?
Who's staying for reunion?
Who's going to be coming back for reunion?
For those in the reunion group, what are your travel plans, if you don't mind sharing?
Is there interest in taking a few minutes to do something special just with Duckett folks?

Also, anyone have info about non-LJ users who'll be in attendance?

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Date:2003-08-27 21:13

So this will be my second year as a member of FFUC (before that I was an honorary member). The fourth floor is like your own private little club, but anyone can visit and have fun. We love posting all the humourous and sometimes outragious comments on the bathroom door. I'm sure Diane just loves reading them when she's cleaning up after us.
Well to all my Duckett chicas I will see ya soon!

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Date:2003-08-25 19:51

huh. I just found out today that this community exists, it appears that Im already a memeber. (?) Anyway, yay for having a Duckett Community and triple yay for the website. Excellent job Amanda :)

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Date:2003-08-24 08:49
Subject:Things and other things

Yay! alum section. I will send where-am-I type stuff and also a good Duckett funny/tradition story, if I can think of one - ooh! Who remembers Fleabusters? You know you do . . .

Also the long-lost tradition of drunken Spin the Bottle at senior banquet . . . then again, that might be a story best remembered quietly.

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Date:2003-08-23 22:33
Subject:The FFUC: an explanation

(For those who were there, correct me on details I get wrong, or fill in gaps in my memory - please!)

When Carolyn was HP, she lived on the third floor (front). She set herself up as the Third Floor Dictator. Her subjects were mostly the sophomores that also lived in that part of the house; I think that there were five of us at the time. Somehow, the Third Floor Unmotivated Club was born out of this; it probably had something to do with us not wanting to study for midterms. At some point, we started recording...ummm...some of our more "interesting" comments. This casual quote board was a piece of paper that we taped to the hallway wall. (Somewhat ironically, although we all claimed to be unmotivated, we still spent tons of time and energy working.)

By the next fall, Carolyn had graduated and many of the third floor residents had moved up to the fourth floor. No other dictators ever officially claimed power. We reinstated and renamed the group (for the fourth floor), and again began recording quotes. We also developed our abbreviation: the FFUC. Quotes - and other amusements - were taped to the bathroom door; eventually, we had effectively covered the entire surface. (Other amusements included the map of Molly's fabulous tumble across her room - I'll let her explain that one, if she so desires.)

The FFUC of my senior year continued these traditions. The five residents of the floor entered the Head of the Paradise regatta together. We had a foam duck to decorate the boat, and we each had shirts with ducks on the front. (Pictures could be available, if anyone cares.) We also had some strange study breaks, watched The West Wing together, and just had lots of fun.

Note: membership was not restricted to residents of the respective floors mentioned. But it usually fell along those lines. There were also honorary members.

So that's why Amanda listed "FFUC" as an interest for the LJ account, and something more about the Third Floor Unmotivated Club that Carolyn mentioned earlier.

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Date:2003-08-23 22:33
Subject:website updates & schtuff

i've added an alum section to the website, but it's lacking content at the moment (because i need ideas). there's a "where are they now" section, so if you have anything you'd like to be included (i.e. name, class year, where you are now, what you're doing, anything really) either email me or leave a comment.

and if you think it's a dumb idea, go ahead and tell me that, too. :)

also: this is a general request for information regarding duckett history/traditions/goodness. if you have pictures you'd like to contribute, that'd be cool. if you have funny stories of things that went on while you lived there, that'd be cool. if you lived there before they did the renovations and you want to tell me about it, that'd be reallyreally cool. if you have pictures of before the renovations, that'd be supercool and i'd love you forever.

oh, and if you want to donate money so that we can get our own domain and not be stuck on sophia, feel free to contact me. :)

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