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28 January 2009 @ 08:32 pm
So, I finally made it back home from DC and the Inauguration.  I will have pictures and a day-by-day account later this week...I'm still exhausted from the drama that occurred coming home (long story involving my car and then the subsequent winter storm).  But suffice it to say that DC was awesome and so was the Inauguration!

Anyway, because I am a lemming, I'm posting this.  And if there are 5 people still reading this lj (which I would be shocked at), please respond...you don't want me to be depressed, yeah?

The first 5 people that respond to this post will get something made by me. It will be about, or tailored to, those first five people who respond.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
- What I create will be just for you.
- It'll be done this year.
- You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a mix tape. It may be fic, or a poem. I may draw or paint something. I might bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange (you really should be worried at this point).

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you have to put this in your journal as well... pay it forward and all that.

Okay, I'm heading to bed.  But definitely an Inauguration post to come...I want to make sure *I* remember it!
Current Location: the family room
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: The Last Templar on TV
every saint has a past, every sinner has a future
05 November 2008 @ 02:05 am
I can't believe it!  Obama won!!  And by a landslide!  I have never in my life been prouder of America than I was today.  We did it.  Yes we can.  Thank God.
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
every saint has a past, every sinner has a future
02 October 2008 @ 11:40 pm
So I just finished watching the VP debate.  It was not as exciting as I expected, but I still found it fascinating.  I'm so nervous/excited about this election, I can barely contain myself.  My mom and I spent the hour after the debate deconstructing it...I was amused that the points that Mom and I made ended up being points that the pundits made.  I think my mom and I should try to get a newschannel pundit show.  It could the Milady Mannix show or something!  It'd be cool!  Besides which, we actually *are* regular, middle-class Americans, so people can relate.  I think it'll work...how 'bout you?

In other, less happy news, my life suddenly got a lot more scary (like the current political and economic situation isn't enough!).  As some of you know, my dad was diagnosed with kidney and bladder cancer my sophomore year of college (6 years ago).  They removed his kidney and did an experimental treatment for the bladder cancer, and it was in remission.  Last Sunday, though, my dad informed me that the bladder cancer was back, and this time, they couldn't use the experimental treatment.  So he's undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the next 7 weeks (today was his second treatment of nine).  And I...am utterly terrified.  He's taking it v. calmly, but then again, he's always been rather sanguine about his eventual death (me? Not so much).  I just...I know lots of people survive cancer, and this isn't one of the truly dangerous cancers, but my dad is 64, and chemo sucks, and I'm just so effing scared.  I haven't quite been functioning right for the last two weeks.  So if any of you are reading this journal, still, please send happy thoughts to my dad.  I'd really appreciate it.

And now that I've utterly depressed everyone (and myself), I'll end with something at least a little funny. On another political note, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times wrote an op ed column last Sunday that I just have to share.  She talked to Aaron Sorkin, and he wrote a conversation between Barack Obama and Jed Bartlet.  It's probably only really cool to people who loved The West Wing, but I squeed so loudly when I saw it, and it's so interesting I just had to share.

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Current Location: my room, my parents' house
Current Mood: morosemorose
Current Music: Alton Brown narrating Iron Chef America
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02 September 2008 @ 11:32 pm
This is my first post after moving back into my parents' house.  What an adjustment.  I've lived on my own for 4 years now, and it's remarkably uncomfortable to interact with my parents again.  Plus, my mom isn't horribly fond of my kitty, and so the poor Phoebers is bored out of her skull stuck in the back room by herself when I'm not there.  My bf wants me to move in with him, and I've been a little nervous about taking that step, but if living at home continues to go as well as it is so far, I definitely think it's the best of my options.  Plus, there are other...benefits...to that option :).

In happier news, new <i>Bones</i> tomorrow!  I'm really excited.  I marathoned Season 3 and it was amazing, so I'm all psyched for this season.

Also in happier news, I've been reading J. Maarten Troost's new book, <i>Lost in Planet China,</i> and it is really good.  It's both hilarious and thought-provoking.  I highly recommend it.

And now I should go to bed, so that I can get started earlier tomorrow (I now have an hour-long commute to work, rather than the 10 mins I had before).  Blah, work sucks.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Current Music: CSI on the TV
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03 July 2008 @ 12:01 am
Just because I felt like it, and it seems like fun.

a. Post a list of 15 fandoms.
b. Have your friends list guess your favourite character from each one.
c. When guessed, bold the line, include the character name, and write a sentence about why you like that character.

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Anyone who is interested in playing is more than welcome!

In other news, I've suddenly become addicted to video games. This is why I don't play them. Poor laprincesasara has been stuck listening to the soundtrack of Kingdom Hearts the last couple weeks. At least the soundtrack is worlds above most videogame soundtracks. And now I really want a Nintendo DS so I can play the other Kingdom Hearts game out there. I'm obsessed,I tell you, obsessed! But it's so fun!

And yeah, that's pretty much it for me lately. Boring, I know, but what can you do??
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: She's in Love--The Little Mermaid OBST
every saint has a past, every sinner has a future
30 May 2008 @ 11:59 pm
I SAW EDDIE IZZARD!!!  IN PERSON!!!!  SEVEN ROWS AWAY!!!  WE COULD SEE HIM ROLL HIS EYES!!!  AND HE'S HILARIOUS, AND HIS NEW SHOW IS AWESOME, AND DAMN IS HE HOT.  And I will post something not so capslock intensive tomorrow.  But EEE!  We saw Eddie!!

Also, randomly, Panic at the Disco.  Apparently they were in our fair city today as well.  We're driving by the Pageant and I'm like, hey...that boy looks vaguely familiar.  And that bus says Panic at the Disco...Wait a minute!

So all in all, an eventful day.

And I have a shirt that says Cake or Death.

Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: the rain outside my window
every saint has a past, every sinner has a future
10 April 2008 @ 10:07 pm
Shocking, I know!  Life has been really busy, but I won't bore you with the remarkably uninteresting details.  Instead, I come bearing recs and music!  It's a bonus post!

As for the recs, if people are looking for something to read, I cannot more highly recommend Jhumpa Lahiri's new book, <i>Unaccustomed Earth</i>.  It's a collection of short stories, much like her Pulitzer Prize-winning first book, <i>Interpreter of Maladies</i> (which I also love), but the stories are so rich and vivid...I just love it.  So go forth and read!

And now for the music.  laprincesasara has this v. detailed post about the concert we went to see on Monday (which I am still recovering from...I'm getting old!  Further proof, from that same concert...a college girl standing near us in line to meet Kate says "and I was like, O-M-G, whatev!" and my first thought was, "What the *hell* have you done to my language!"  Old, I tell you!), so you should check that out.  But that is not the point of this post.  The point is, Kate was opened by this group called The Whitest Light.  I was prepared not to like them, although I did buy their CD (jointly).  However, since I've been listening to them, I've completely fallen in love with them.  I *really* like their sound.  And, since their lead singer encouraged me to spread the love, I'm posting four of my favorite songs for you all, if you want them.  And if you want the whole CD, I'm willing to provide that, too :).

Swing Sets and Slides
Long Way Home
One More For the Radio

Current Location: my bedroom
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: The Colbert Report on the TV
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22 July 2007 @ 08:25 pm
So, life has generally been sucking like a giant sucking thing lately...for the last month or so I haven't been home before 10 from work (and I've been going in between 5 and 8 am), and things have been generally stressful and unfun.  But there has been some funness lately, and I thought I would share that with you in the form of a picspam.  Don't you all feel special??

Also, as you all probably know, the 7th Harry Potter book came out last night.  laprincesasara and I went to a release party at Borders, and we dressed up.  I was a Ravenclaw (Random Ravenclaw #5, to be precise), and laprincesasara was a Slytherin.  It was lots of fun (and I got hit on by a relatively cute guy.  I gave him my phone number, but he hasn't called yet.  Sadness :(.)  And at the end, we got the book, which I won't say much about, cuz I don't want to spoil anyone, but man, it was WONDERFUL.  Everyone should go and read it now *nods*.  But here are our pictures of the launch party.

And finally, I got my hair cut today.  I had been growing it out, but I got sick of it, so I chopped it off again.  It's not exactly the hairstyle I was intending (and dude, I brought in a freaking picture, so I don't understand how he screwed it up), but I think it's still pretty cute.  So if you wanna see it, clicky below.

So, yeah.  That's all, really.  I think we're going to go see <i>Transformers</i> tonight; that is, if we haven't fallen asleep by the time the movie starts.  And then we're going to see <i>The Lion King</i> (the play) tomorrow at the Fox, which should be fabulous.  I saw it when I was in London, but I'm really looking forward to seeing it again.  Good times, noodle salad :).
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Current Location: my bedroom
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Come Together -- The Beatles
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29 June 2007 @ 12:21 am
Because floridapeaches is an amazing enabler, and I am weak...here is the Three Things Meme :).

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Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Steve Carlson - Kinda Crazy These Days
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23 June 2007 @ 06:44 pm
So, RL is completely sucking liek woah for me right now, but I got to go home early today (yay!), and so I figured I'd go do something fun. And the first bit of fun is the seven songs meme, snagged from both floridapeaches  and dahliablue .

And now, more fun stuff. Because I am an idiot, I have signed up for two challenges: SPN Harlequin and reel_spn.  I have a good handle on my Harlequin fic (more on that later, but I'm having some trouble with my reel_spn fic.  So if you're interested in my plot babbling, click on :).

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Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Five for Fighting - Superman (It's Not Easy)