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Nov. 6th, 2010

coin explodes

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Because I want to make sure that my journal is not all mopey, let's mention a good thing that has happened since the last update: I have a kitty!

More pictures of the best kitty everCollapse )

Nov. 3rd, 2010


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Hello again, LJ! It has been ages since I last posted, but reading Hyperbole and a Half has made me remember how much I miss blogging, and how much awesomer LJ always was to me than FB. I came back to give it a big *hug* and perhaps begin spewing all of my thoughts again.

Mar. 13th, 2010

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Well well well.

I have come back to LiveJournal because I realized that usually what I have to say takes up more space than is deemed acceptable on Facebook. I am a rambler by nature, it runs in my family. I apparently find myself incredibly fascinating, but not quite pithy enough to be able to live through status updates.

So here I am, hopefully for a while, although I have said that many times before. It'll be nice to have a place to vent my frustrations/thoughts and possibly to SQUEE about various things again.

One thing I have already noticed, though: weird-ass pop-up ads. wtf. Well, not pop-up pop-ups, but the kind that just sort of layer themselves over the screen, if that makes sense. I DON'T LIKE IT.

Oct. 21st, 2009

james with guns

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My mom went in for an MRI today. Probably nothing serious; she's been having a lot of pain in her lower back area, and when to the doctor he said he found some sort of mass there. It's most likely a "bone spur", but, you know, just in case and all that. I'm really not that worried - less because I'm an optimist and more because, well, I don't even want to contemplate the idea of anything happening to my mom, ever - but my mom's kind of freaking out in her subtle way. She gets the results on Friday...

Oct. 19th, 2009

eyes down

Let's start the inanity!

Every now and again I find an actress and get all obsessed with "MAN I WISH I LOOKED LIKE HER." I think I generally keep it to cute-but-not-ridiculous stars, like, I'm perfectly aware that I will never look like Marion Cotilliard or Rachel Weisz or Anna Friel, although they were all factors in me going back to shiny brunette. Right now it's Carey Mulligan:

I think it's the haircut. I mean, I LOVED Sally Sparrow of course, but then I started seeing Carey during her press run for 'An Education' with her adorable hair, and now I want her haircut and dimples. She is beautiful, of course, but it's kind of an attainable pretty, I think.

Anyway, I think I'm going to cut my hair like that, provided that Deanna my stylist doesn't say it will make my face look too chubby. I'm also considered about whether or not I have a feminine enough face for it, but...I think it'll work.

A drastic hairstyle change is generally my way of coping with feeling out of sorts, because it's a major change that I can have some control over, you know? *shrug*

Off to watch Gossip Girl now...
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My boss and I are having a little tiff at work right now because I am generally unwilling to come in on my days off unless, like, somebody died or something. It's one of those strange situations where I actually know that I'm the asshole here, but I'm also within my rights to, you know, not work when I'm not scheduled to work. I'm in school right now, I don't particularly need the money, and, more importantly, I hate that damn place (right now). Whatevs, it's getting on my nerves.

I'm more excited to be back in school than I thought I was, although I'm struggling a little bit getting stuff in on time. I'm in no way doing as bad as I was last time, but...with my Intro to Library class we have to do this discussion board thing, where we post our ideas, etc and then we have to do "peer responses". I'm so insecure about people just disagreeing with me, lol, that it's taking A LOT to get myself to post anything. But I'm averaging about 3/4 of the posts, and I'm getting 100% of everything else, so all in all I'm pretty damn proud of myself.

I need to see 'Paranormal Activity' like, right now. All the people I normally go to the movies with are horror movie pussies though, and I'll be damned if I'm going to see that one alone. *sad*

Hey sf_ders, have there been any creepy-Halloweentime-story posts lately? That's what I came back to check...

Sep. 1st, 2009

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hopefully back for good?

I have stacks and stacks and stacks of spiral notebooks sitting in my closet. I buy them any time I see one I like, or see a really good deal (I got 4 for a dollar the other day!). The thing is, the last half dozen or so that I've bought?


When I was a kid, even up through 15 or so, I could fill up a one-subject notebook in a week. When I was in elementary school I actually had a three-ring binder that I would take around everywhere with me, so I could work on whatever "novel" I had going at that time. I loved describing characters, I loved setting up the inevitably spooky or gore-filled scenes (I was a strange 9-year-old), I loved putting the exact right words in the exact right order.

In high school I moved away from writing stories and started essays. Not just the ones assigned for school, but essays about my life, any silly or strange or sad or scary thing that happened to me (this was also about the time I started really digging on David Sedaris, not coincidentally). I had a voice coming through, faint though it might have been.

Then "it" happened, and my confidence was shaken on every single level. Anything that I enjoyed was more or less taken away from me. Lately I've been trying to gain it all back, and though it's a slow (sloooooow) process, it has been working so far. I still have some fears, but I've been able to conquer some of them, and I'm hoping that this return to LJ (to writing every day) will help me even more.

So a big hello to everybody who has kept me on their friends list, and I hope you're all doing alright!

Jul. 16th, 2009

congrats universe!

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I was soooo tired about an hour ago, but now I am wide awake. Decided I should update my LJ, because I have been neglecting it for Facebook. :-( LJ has been my loyal companion for 8 years, it deserves better than that!

Here's what's been going on since I got home:


Really. Nothing at all. I go to work, I come home, I watch something on TV/DVD, I go to bed. It's really not so bad, until someone's all "So, any big plans this weekend?" and I have to make some shit up or stick with the "Nah, just...hanging out...you know..." :-/ Oh well.

Actually, one semi-exciting thing has happened: I made the decision to audition for a play. Lately I've been interested in the idea of, if not fate exactly, having the universe give you a little nudge. Like, sometimes you kind of have to look at a situation and go: "Maybe this does mean something."

The story behind this is: I was at work, doing a project in the office upstairs. This was a project that generally tends to take and an hour or two. I was moving a cardboard box when the damn thing sliced my finger open. I grabbed the first aid kit that we keep up there, but there were no band-aids in it. So I had to go downstairs to the kit that we keep on the floor. While I'm down there, this lady stops me and asks me if we have the movie 'Psycho Beach Party'. I tell her no, but that it's AMAZING and I love it. She exclaims "Oh! We're doing the play at the theatre this fall! Auditions aren't for a couple of weeks; you should come try out!"

So that's it. I realized that I wouldn't have been downstairs when she came in had I not cut open my finger on the box, and had the box been where it was normally kept and not on top of the stuff I needed I wouldn't have had to move the box. Maybe it's a flimsy excuse to get over my fear of acting (or, rather, my fear of getting back into acting), but whatevs. I have an audition on the 28th now, and I demand that you wish me luck!

I hope everyone is doing well! I'm going to try to keep up, I swear.

Jul. 6th, 2009

james with guns

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Uploaded my trip photos if anyone's interested:


May. 27th, 2009

james with guns

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I had dreams about Godzilla all last night. It was WEIRD and really scary. It was, like, national emergency levels and people were evacuating and Godzilla was smashing buildings up and eating people. I can not fathom why this was in my brain, lol.

Also, I now have Blue Oyster Cult stuck in my head...

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