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The Story of a Girl

I wanna be where I've never been before

I wanna be there and then I'd understand
Know I'm right, done it right, could I get to be that?
I don't know what I don't know with nothing more to gain

The Basics

Name: Leni
Nicknames: Lenibear, Lenny, LeniCat, Whistle, Whoopass Wiltsie, Natalie, Lane, Lanester, Punk...
Age: 19
Birthday: July 15
Major: Film Production
Minor: Writing
Currently employed: Writing Center Tutor
Goals: Write/produce/direct/star in a full-length feature film (maybe not all at once, but eventually). Write my memoirs. Write several novels. Teach. Coach gymnastics. Choreograph beam/floor routines. Do some commentating. Get a degree. Get married. Start a family. Have no regrets.
Boy: :-\
Best Friends: Meg, Eric
Roommate: Sarah
Other Players: Christina, Melanie, Lauren, Kelly, Kayla, Bridget, Paul, Rachel, Andrew, Bonnie, Dana, Kristin, Jessica, Aaron, Steve, Becky, Becka, Brian, MegHan...

A Few of My Favorite Things:

Actors: Robert DeNiro, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Tom Hanks, Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ewan McGregor, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Chris Cooper, Christian Bale, James Dean.
Actresses: Audrey Hepburn, Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anna Paquin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Audrey Tautou, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore.
Films: American Beauty, Good Will Hunting, Amelie, Secretary, Bend It Like Beckham, Ghost World, Citizen Kane, Picnic At Hanging Rock, Shakespeare In many more...I'm a FILM major.
Directors: Kevin Smith, Baz Luhrmann, Gillian Armstrong, Peter Weir, Steven Speilburg, Orson Welles, Sam Mendes, Sofia Coppola
Sports: Gymnastics, figure skating, tennis, track and field, swimming.
Athletes: Carly Patterson, Terin Humphrey, Svetlana Khorkina, Lilia Podkupayeva, Dominique Moceanu, Shannon Miller, Lavinia Milosoveci, Simona Amanar, Oana Ban, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Sasha Cohen, Alexei Nemov, Andy Roddick, Michael Johnson, Sergei Grinkov, Timothy Goebel, Ilia Kulik.
T.V.: Roswell, That 70's Show, Everwood, Lizzie McGuire, Dawson's Creek, Friends, Joan of Arcadia, Cold Case, Without A Trace
Musicians/Entertainers: Tori Amos, Brand New, Something Corporate, Dashboard Confessional, Outkast, Britney Spears, Johnathon Larson, Martina McBride, Straylight Run, Saves the Day, Switchfoot
Composers: Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Dvorak.
Songs: Music Is Key
Writers: Shakespeare, Francesca Lia Block, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Wordsworth, John Keats, S.T. Coleridge, Jane Austen, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Novels: Violet & Claire, i was a teenage fairy, Summer Sisters by Judy Blume, Getting Over Jack Wagner by Elise Juska, Prozac Nation.
Poems: "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood," "Frost At Midnight," "Sonnet (I Have Fears...)," "Ulysses," "Darkness," "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman
Plays: Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Proof
Musicals: RENT, Hairspray, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Scarlett Pimpernel, Ragtime
Phrases/words: Cool cat, whatev, puh-shaw, pandamonium, chaotic, dahling, rawks my socks, looooser, pfff

I'm a Random Gal:

- Shakespeare rules all.
- I'm a dork, nerd, loser, whatever label you want to place on someone who loves to learn.
- I enjoy watching French films without subtitles to see if I can make out what they are saying (I had a brief stint as a French minor).
- subtitles are the ONLY way to watch foreign films; dubbing is sacrilige dahling.
- Former gymnast (involved for 11 years).
- Former concert-goer, and recovering scene-ster.
- I can make glasses "sing."
- straight-edge.
- I pack things last minute
- I enjoy the feel of driving on freshly paved roads.
- Forgiveness is the key to life.
- People either love or hate me.
- The Olympics remind me of what it is to be truly human.
- The Oscars remind me of what it is to be truly artist.
- Poetry is the utterance of the soul.
- Acting is finding oneself.
- Film is the way life should be.
- The romantic writers composed some of the most beautiful words ever written.
- Orson Welles = complete genius
- Cherry Chapstick rawks my socks.