November 2012



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Dec. 30th, 2020


Benjamin Isaiah Dubois )

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Nov. 21st, 2012

[073] i would have stayed up with you all night had i known how to save a life

I realized when Sebastian came by that I probably should have let you all know what was going on. I didn't mean to worry anyone. I've just been dealing with a spike in my PD is all. I had three panic attacks before second period was even through (and I wish I could say that that's a record), so... I kind of decided to call it a day. I'm exhausted, you know? I'm sorry to anyone I worried or freaked out - I really thought I'd be fine after the one this morning... Guess I was wrong. I'll have to drop in to see Nurse C at some point to get a note. Ron? Don't let me forget, yeah? (And don't worry. Like I reassure Seb, I'll make sure to turn up for rehearsal tonight. Can't really be missing practice this close to Sectionals.)

Private to Self )


Nov. 16th, 2012

[072] it's not as bad as it seems; it only burns when i breathe

((ooc: forward dated for friday night because i actually have a few minutes right now))
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Oct. 30th, 2012

[071] you make it through the pain, weather the hurricanes, to get to that one thing

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out from their distress; he made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they had quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven. (Psalm 107:28-30)

I'm keeping everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy in my prayer right now. My own family has been lucky - Maine wasn't hit nearly as badly as some other states, but my grandparents have been out of power since sometime yesterday. They called my parents earlier this afternoon from a friend's home.

I am so sorry to everyone who already knows of losses in their lives, be they people, pets, or property, and to everyone who's still waiting on news... Just keep praying and sending positive thoughts. Things are going to be okay, so just hold on.


Oct. 13th, 2012

[070] when everything's made to be broken (backdated to october 10th)

Private to Self )

Early warning, I know, but I never have time for this thing on Thursdays, so... If you need me this weekend, you're going to have to reach me by phone. I'm leaving Friday night after track to head home, and then I'm going out of state from Saturday until Monday evening. If I could borrow notes from some of you for what I miss on Monday, I'd owe you bigtime.

Don't miss me too much, and try not to blow the school up in my absence ;P


Oct. 9th, 2012

[069] honesty is honestly the hardest thing for me right now

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Sep. 23rd, 2012

[068] in a fantasy i dream, awake, but reality is give and take

First off, I wanted to say congratulations to everyone who made this year's Track and Field team! We're glad to have you with us and can't wait to get started :)

As I'm sure you all know, our season is ages away, but we like to keep on top of practicing here at Dalton, and we'll be starting during the first week of October. Practices are mandatory, but we're a bit more flexible during the earlier months. Now, I know that the Wednesday Track and Football practices interfere with one another, so if you're really wanting to do both, the coach and I are willing to work something out until Football season is done. We might even drop the Wednesday practices until the season actually starts - there's no need to meet three times a week all year, I don't think. If you skipped Track try outs because of this conflict, we will be holding one last round of them this Friday, the 28th, from 6:30-8:00pm.

Moving on from that, I know a few of us have already mentioned this, but I thought I'd add my two cents. Yesterday's Warbler auditions were fantastic, and it's already looking to be a pretty tight competition this year. Those of you auditioning today, don't let that scare you, but definitely bring your A-game and show us all that you've got! Good luck!


Aug. 29th, 2012

[067] there's no need to complicate 'cause our time is short; this is our fate

I guess it's time to hop onto the bandwagon, then.

Hey, everyone :) I'm Benji, resident Bowie and Lambert freak, and I'm a senior who's been here at Dalton since the start. For all your freshman and new students, I know that it can be a bit overwhelming here, but try to keep an open mind and you should do just fine! I found that getting involved in different sports and activities is a really great way to integrate into the Dalton community and meet people, too.

I am, primarily, a Warbler (that is, a member of Dalton's show choir), but I'm also captain of the track team, co-head of the Yearbook committee, and a member of both the Gay-Straight Alliance and Christian Fellowship. If you're interested in any of those and want to know more, give me a shout! There are a load of other options if none of those are up your alley, though, and I highly recommend checking out the clubs fair this weekend! It's always a good time, even if you aren't usually the sort who enjoys extracurriculars.

For those of you living in Johnson, particularly those on the third floor, I'll be rooming with Ron this year, and while he's the RA, don't hesitate to ask me for help if you drop by and he's not around :)

Now, without further ado... Let the year begin, and may the grades be ever in your favor ;)


Aug. 14th, 2012

[066] and the cats in the cradle, and the silver spoon; little boy blue, and the man on the moon

Private to Self )

Summer's been epic this year, guys. A lot of flying, but it was so worth it for everyone and everything I got to see. Getting to France was just... Just perfect, I guess. I didn't really want to leave - I might've been thiiis close to having my cousin help me hide away ;) - and I can't wait until I have the opportunity to get back. Unfortunately, nana and g my grandparents had already gotten in touch with the family up there, but it was a lot of mixed reactions and it was only for about a day. It was good to have the guys to meet back up with, though. I was glad to have gotten the chance to see Gaët, too, even if I did see her last summer, too, but I could have done without all the cheek pinching and 'the last time I saw you's from everyone else lol.

Anyway, the point was that summer was great, and I think I really needed it. Having everyone around, especially, was good, but, man, Greece, France, and Belgium were amazing! Maine was great too, of course, but it's also a more normal and familiar place for me.

As fun as the summer's been, I feel like I'm suffocating at home I can't wait to be back at Dalton. SENIOR YEAR, HERE WE COME. It's going to be the best year (but for real this time, life freakin' owes us)


Jul. 16th, 2012

[065] oh when i look back now, that summer seemed to last forever

Figured I should finally post something instead of letting you guys think I fell off the face of the Earth or something. I'm kind of unplugging myself for the summer. You can still reach me by email, but I've just got way too much on my mind to be adding anything else, and I'd like to enjoy my vacation as much as possible (which hasn't been that hard to do when I'm surrounded by my best friends).

Greece has been awesome so far! Might be a little more tanned than you're all used to when I get back to school, though, lol.


Jun. 18th, 2012

[065] underneath the depths of my sin; look at me

[Private to Self]

I don't know why I bothered cal

It's nice being back in Maine, it's been way too long :) I spent so much time here over the summers when I was a kid... I guess it's almost a reminder of how fast time is flying. Scary... I still can't believe I'm going into senior year.

I took my grandparents out to brunch after mass yesterday, sort of for father's day, and sort of just because I could. I think I'll probably take them out for dinner a few times before I head to Greece, too. As a thank you, you know? I know they'll say it's their job as grandparents or something, but whatever. When you get older, you really start to understand the important of gratitude, I think.

Ended up leaving a voicemail for my dad - he must've been working or something. I've never been able to keep track of his shifts, even when I'm home. He hasn't called back yet, and mom said he probably won't, but that's okay. I gue

I hope everyone had a nice father's day! Whether it was spent with a parent, grandparent, mentor, whatever. It's all about honoring the people who've helped make you you anyway :)


Jun. 11th, 2012

[064] if we put too much light on this, we'll see through all the cracks

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Private to Sebastian )

Raf’s mom’s wedding was beautiful - she was (is!) beautiful. I can’t even remember the last wedding that I went to. I swear it had to have been years ago. It was a really nice way to kick off the summer, though :)

It’s weird being at my parents’ house. Especially alone – I haven’t been here alone since I was... I don’t even remember. Ten, maybe? Aside from when I first went there after getting kicked out. I’m so used to being at nana and granddad’s. That is home for me. Was home. I was never really alone there, either. I’m not lonely, I don’t think, it’s just... weird. Different. I guess it kind of makes me anxious, which is really counterproductive, because my anxiety is exactly why I’m not supposed to be alone. Jase and Cay are a lot closer to my nana and granddad’s, too. Face it, most of my non-Dalton friends are. It’s where I grew up. Otherwise I’d probably just hang around there until someone gets home here. I guess I could finish packing for Maine and Greece, though, keep myself distracted. Especially if I’m too distracted to do it tonight after that talk. Besides, I leave tomorrow morning, so I should probably get on it anyway... lol.

How’s the start of the break been for you guys?


Jun. 8th, 2012

[063] the only way to live is letting go

Congratulations to the Dalton class of 2012! I sincerely wish you all the best of luck in your futures :)

I hope everyone has a great summer, too, graduate or not. Mine’s looking to be pretty busy. I’ve got an appointment with my doctor on Sunday, and then I’m flying out to Maine on Tuesday morning to visit my nanny and grampy. I didn’t get to go last summer, due to spending the whole break in Italy, so it’ll be nice to see my grandparents again. I’ll be there until I meet up with some of the guys in New York on the 1st to fly out to Greece where we’re spending the month with Evan and his family. I’m not so sure what’s going on after that, though. I might be going home, or I might be going back to Maine until the dorms open again provided I’m returning. I guess I’ll know more when the time comes.

I fully expect someone to jump on a table in the caf. or senior commons tomorrow and start singing Alice Cooper, by the way. Don’t let me down ;)


Apr. 10th, 2012

[062] that part of us greater than the sum of parts cannot begin and cannot end

Private to Self )

no, I'm not coming out of my room ever again. no, I won't be in class today. or tomorrow. no, I'm not okay. yes, I did - do - still love him. no, Vince and I aren't back together, but please let us mourn in peace. yes, I've spoken with his family, and yes the fu service will be open to Dalton and Haverstone students. yes, his mother will be coming to collect his things sometime this week, and please be tactful in approaching her; she's pretty wrecked right now. I know it's extremely difficult for a lot of us, but he's her son.

no, I didn't get into a fight. no, I didn't walk into a door. no, I didn't take any sporting equipment to the eye. and, no, I don't want to talk about it. not to just anyone and everyone, anyway.

I appreciate everyone's concern, condolences, and care, but please don't crowd me because four panic attacks in the last three days has been exhausting enough I just want to be with my closest friends right now. I'm sorry if that sounds callous.


Mar. 30th, 2012

[061] little sparrow, little sparrow; precious, fragile, little thing

I've been hit on more in the past four days than I think I ever was in the rest of the time I've been here. What is wrong with people? Not everyone is cool to just jump back into things, okay?

Have some respect and lay off, would you? And I'm begging you to lay off of them, too. I can't stand to se Thanks.

Private to Self )


Mar. 27th, 2012

[060] but, darling, i'd still catch a grenade for you, throw my hand on a blade for you

[posted early Tuesday morning, before classes]

Private to Ron, Tak, Evan, Raf, and Mocchi )

This was stuck in my head all last night, figured I might as well record it. So, uh. Enjoy?

((ooc: plz to be pretending this is a youtube-style recording and not a performance, k? k.))

Mar. 22nd, 2012

[059] (ooc: backdated; march 18th, 2012)

Thanks for the birthday wishes guys. You're all the greatest :)

As the reigning birthday boy, I'm putting forward the notion that we start a Dalton Paintball League. That was a blast, seriously. I feel like I'm going to be washing paint off myself for days though :P


Mar. 15th, 2012

[058] et tu découvres que, finalement, t`es plus la même qu`il y a dix ans

«Comment jurer d`aimer toujours,
quand tu sais pas où tu seras demain?
Le temps peut venir te jouer un tour:
ça va passer, c`est juste de l`amour...

C`est juste de l`amour...

Tu veux être sûre d`au moins une chose,
t`as tant besoin de sécurité;
mais les remords t`en à ta dos,
car trop souvent tu l`as trompée.»

C'est juste de l'amour - Caroline Néron

Love that song; the lyrics are so wise. It`s definitely my favorite French song, although I`m kind of in a mood for the genre as a whole right now. I want to go home and pretend everything is simple again. But nothing is simple, and home isn't the place for me to deal with this.

Does anyone have (or want) any recs?

Private to Ron )


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