I’m Still Here.

4 09 2008

Maybe I’ll feel up to blogging more again after my creative writing class.  Lately, just reading. So random thoughts:

I’m in my VERYOWNAPARTMENT!!! muhahahahahaha. I lurve it. hardcore.
but everything is still in boxes

Can you pick up some classes in something rather undergrad (e.g. creative writing) but for your masters? 
I know I should start working toward that soon. ugh. I just dont want to get started research because it’ll consume my life like all my addictive researching does.

McCain&Palin v. Obama&Biden
makes my brain hurt

Black Keys concert v. Lupe Fiasco concert
shouldn’t have to choose

Perhaps,
if I feel inspired,
I’ll write a concert review on Saturday.

maybe

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Stats & Stalking

16 08 2008

I was flipping thru my Blog Stats a few days ago to see what viewage is like now vs. during my brain fart.  I know some of you have mentioned from time to time the most common/random/awesome words people search and stumble to come across your blog.  So I took a little looksee…  The results?

People are obsessed with New York, Las Vegas & Renoir.
They also want to know more about:
–   “sultry leather”
–   “how tall is Adam Sevani”
–   “cassette45” (aww you love me! tanks kids!)
–   “worst roller coaster accidents”
–   “starting over at 24 and facebook”

Oooohh Nooos! So@24, someone is stalking you!!!! Must be those sweetass Lion King icebreakers.





Update

12 08 2008

As one or two of you may have noticed, I fell off the face of the earth for a while.  Sorry kids! I’d like to say I quit my job, moved & was snatched up by a talent agency for my mad dance skills. Unfort not.  I was just a bit bored with the whole blogging bit. Not to say I haven’t been keeping tabs on all of you. Don’t you fret. I’ve been faithfully blogstalking     every.  last.  one.  of.  you.

Let’s see… My life is:
Work = Dumbass boss, silent office, SUPER BUSY
Home = Woah.

Yea. Woah. I’ve complained a few times (read millions) about my charming roommate. Well, she’s moved out. Yeppers. I set Sept 1st as the Move-Into-New-Apt date, and she finally took me seriously. She quit her job in the city over a month ago & decided to move in with her sister back in the hometown. I was actually quite psyched about that. I told her “you can have the couch ($50 bought together) as I’m gonna buy a new one” and “Well, since I was borrowing your sister’s old bed and will have a new one from my sister, you can have that back too.”  The mattress, box frame & bed frame… all her sister’s.  No problem. My sister moved in w/ her boyfriend/baby daddy and freed up her old bed for me to steal.  My car can’t handle it, but my parents offered to drive it down the wkend I move in.  Roomie was planning on renting a uhaul when she moved out to handle all her stuff. Great I thought.

But I meant like… you know… Sept 1st? Roomie decided to move on August 1st. She’s not gonna back out of the rent, but you should see the place. Living room… pretty f*ing empty. Her room… pretty f*ing empty.  My room… full minus bed.

You see there is a hole in my air mattress and I can’t figure out where. So I’ve been sleeping on the hardwood floor with 2 blankets. I can rough it. NBD right? Actually, it really hasnt been much of an issue – til this morning when I woke up with a major sunburn and a knot the size of a grapefruit in my back. Rock on.

In the meantime life has been happening:
– Approved for new apt
– Dreaming of decorating new apt w/ my amazing black & white photography collection
– Watching awesome cheesiness a la Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller & Breakfast Club
– RIP krazr – Hello old razr
– RIP ancient ipod mini – Hello cds last purchased in high school…
Currently rocking out to my old collection of hard rock, heavy metal, punk rock, pop punk, ska, jazz, etc…

Can you believe I used to hardcore love the following bands/artists?
Metallica
Drowning Pool
System of a Down
The Ataris
Jimmy Eat World
Me First & the Gimme Gimmes
Hoobastank

So…. what with the last few posts et al… I’m back to blogging. sporadically. for now.

 

UPDATE:   Hole in mattress confirmed at 2am this morning.  Study’s results show:  Not worth risk of passing out trying to blow up air mattress by breath alone only to be lying on hardwood floor again 4hrs later.





I know you’ve seen these…

21 03 2008

I loved that movie meme.  Unfortunately no one is getting them. boo.

well, the quotes are a little difficult now that I’ve looked at them again.  If we’re facebook friends – they are all listed in my profile.  They aren’t really obscure films.  I’m sure you’ve heard of most of them, if not all.  1 thing to note – only #14 is set in the US. (well, 2,10,14,&15)  I’ve considered giving easy hints but that’d be no fun. ah well, we’ll see if you need them.

So here are a few hints:

  1. 1997 – Foreign film, Italian, 3 Oscars, Drama, Wartime, Romance
  2. boondock saints
  3. 2004 – Foreign film, 1 Oscar, Drama, Adventure, Dramatization of real life story
  4. 2005 – Disutopia
  5. 2005 – Foreign setting, Colorful, Based on novel
  6. 1957 – Popular love story
  7. 1987 – Drama, Action, Nominated for 6 Oscars, Wartime, Lead character is a young boy
  8. 2005 – Drama, Action, Same lead character as in #5, Culture of sport
  9. 2006 – Drama, Action, 1 Oscar
  10. breakfast club
  11. 2007 – Same lead character as one in #9, Biography, Drama, Romance
  12. 1942 – Popular love story, Black&White, Drama, Romance, Wartime, 3 Oscars
  13. 2001 – Foreign film, French, Nominated for 5 Oscars (allie & cl, if you don’t get this one I’m so stealing your copy!)
  14. 2006 – Comedy, Drama, Based on novel, somewhat ‘royal tenenbaums’ obscure
  15. ferris bueller’s day off

And here are the quotes.





Movie Meme

18 03 2008

Jen posted this meme and I just had to try it! When you’re done, check out hers and see what you can remember.

Here are the rules:

  • Pick 15 of your favorite movies:
  • Go to IMDb and find a quote for each of the movies
  • Post them here for everyone to guess
  • Strikeout when someone correctly guesses in the comments, put who guessed it and the movie
  • No Googling or using IMDb

1.

“What kind of place is this? It’s beautiful: Pigeons fly, women fall from the sky! I’m moving here!” Renee – La Vita e’ Bella (Life is Beautiful)

2.

“What the fuck were you going to do, laugh the last three to death, Funny-Man?” Renee – Boondock Saints

3.

“You gotta fight for every breath and tell death to go to hell.”

4.

“Who? Who is but the form following the function of what, and what I am is a man in a mask.” Smiley – V for Vendetta

5.

“This is Sammy Davis Jr. Jr… She is Grandfather’s Seeing Eye bitch. Father purchased her for him not because he believes Grandfather is blind, but because a Seeing Eye bitch is also a good thing for people who pine for the opposite of loneliness. In truth, Father did not purchase her at all, but merely retrieved her from the home for forgetful dogs. Because of this, she is not a real Seeing Eye bitch, and is also mentally deranged.”

6.

“Oh, it’s nobody’s fault but my own! I was looking up… it was the nearest thing to heaven! You were there…”

7.

“Learned a new word today. Atom bomb. It was like God taking a photograph.”

8.

“And as for this, the violence? I gotta be honest – it grew on me. Once you’ve taken a few punches and realize you’re not made of glass, you don’t feel alive unless you’re pushing yourself as far as you can go.”

9.

“I’m fucking doomed! You know he’s got go-go dancers after me?”

10.

“What was that ruckus?“
“Uh, what ruckus?“
“I was just in my office and I heard a ruckus.”
“Could you describe the ruckus, sir?”
  Renee – Breakfast Club

11.

“If you wish to practice the art of fiction, to be considered the equal of a masculine author, then your horizons must be… widened.” Smiley – Becoming Jane

12.

“I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue.” Smiley – Casablanca

13.

“[she] can only see two explanations. 1 – he didn’t get the photo. 2 – before he could assemble it, a gang of bank robbers took him hostage. The cops gave chase. They got away… but he caused a crash. When he came to, he’d lost his memory. An ex-con picked him up, mistook him for a fugitive, and shipped him to Istanbul. There he met some Afghan raiders who too him to steal some Russian warheads. But their truck hit a mine in Tajikistan. He survived, took to the hills, and became a Mujaheddin. [She] refuses to get upset for a guy who’ll eat borscht all his life in a hat like a tea cozy.”

14.

“Well, the only loophole or way I could see me getting you out of school for any considerable length of time would be for you… to commit suicide.” Um…Yum! – Running with Scissors

15.

“Um, he’s sick. My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.” so@24 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Bonne Chance!





Depressive Post

12 03 2008

Feeling a bit depressive today.

Work is dull – especially since it’s just me and a bunch of empty offices no lie. Ok, well the receptionist is here but that’s it.  Trying to keep spirits up.

Dont know why it is – the stress maybe? I’ve been bringing work home most nights now – but I just have been slowly and destructively questioning everything I’ve done & am doing.  I didn’t want to bring it up because I know there are a few of you out there who are currently looking for jobs.  I don’t want to depress or scare you. 

I just feel like I had this great life planned out from the day I turned six.  Now I feel a bit off track. Unfulfilled. Lonely. Frumpy.

My birthday is in a week. I should be psyched! Dancing in my chair. Freakedout excited. Planning planning planning for a huge bash.  Maybe it’s because I don’t have anything planned.  Trying to work around work schedules and spring break schedules of the few people I actually like… means we’re aiming for a party 3rd wk in April. boo.  Dont get me wrong, I’m not down because I’m afraid of getting old. I’ve never really understood that bit.  I love my birthday.  I love getting older.  (just for you CL:) :::le sigh:::

Plus Card – The jealousy kicked in.  I can’t help it.  Roomie is on the phone from the moment she steps in the apt at night now.  It used to be just NB… then became a call with NB followed by one from PhotoGuy… Now it’s both calls plus this random player she let stay the night but not in her pants who she can’t stand but loves flirting with.  Oi.  I need someone to call and chat with.  Preferably male, single, and funny.  Taking names and numbers!





Stuck in the Storm

18 02 2008

This morning I woke up to pure ice.  Everywhere.  There was an inch of it completely incasing my car, which I had left in my parents’ driveway overnite.  Damn.  Then the snow started.  Then the winds. Looks like I’ll be heading home to the city tomorrow morning at the crack of 5am to get to work on time.  w00t

On a whole, it’s been a good weekend.  I’ve decided to ‘write off’ Indie for my own sanity for now.  He’s shit at communication, and I’ve been dying to know if he’ll be at the upcoming party that NO ONE is attending. (thanks kids) It’s easier to deal with him when I don’t wonder and dwell.  Sure I know I haven’t really written him off. I never really did.  I just compartmentalize all things Indie until a time when I can actually deal.  However, this has meant really going out of my way to keep my mind super busy.

Plus I totally rocked at not being that annoying girl who only talks about ‘the boy’ all the time by only mentioning him 5x in passing with the girls! fuck yea! I finally got to tell my exroomie CK about it, and she reacted the way I’ve been waiting for – jumping up and down ‘finally! yay you!’ – all the excitement and joy I needed to see.  Miss that girl.

Decent weather.  I did get to watch my dad receive an award for basically just being a good person.  And I was able to see my old roommates and go out for CL’s 22nd birthday.  All fun stuff.  Now just tired. Ready to go home and unpack.

Accomplished a lot at least.

  • Checked on my credit – no one has taken my identity yet, thank god.
  • Paid bills & loans
  • Booked flights to the VEGAS for a reunion of the girls I was in London with and miss terribly
  • Made a delicious vegan potpie with my little sister who is now leaning that way (I gave up. too allergic to give up all meat.)

Hope the rest of you had wonderful wkends!