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11 November 2009 @ 03:55 pm
If you could only listen to one CD for the rest of your life, what would you choose and why?

I'd probably say "Pet Sounds". I can listen to it over and over again. Second place would probably be Paul Simon's "Graceland".

Both of them have such a wide range of emotion- joy and sorrow and love and loss. And there's so much going on sonically in both of these albums that I don't think my ears would ever be bored.
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22 October 2009 @ 01:17 pm
...and I was hoping to borrow a costume piece. Does anyone have a white apron? Specifically a waist-tie, half-length apron? Like this. (Yes, I'm going as Lucy.)

Yeah I know I can make one if I need to, but I'm pretty low on funds as it is, and that's just more time and money and whatnot. And I'll give it back to you clean and in one piece.


ETA: I tried on a Lucy wig at the costume store and it was too big for my head. However, I thought of another, definitely more original, and possibly better costume. Sweet.
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31 August 2009 @ 05:38 pm
Because I have too much time on my hands, I somehow fell down a Facebook rabbit hole and ended up finding out that my ten-year class reunion approaches.

Now, I have a certain element of morbid curiosity working here. Who's gotten hot? Who's gotten fat? Who's got kids? Who's finally come out of the closet (even though I knew they were flaming gay in the first place)?

Then again, I honestly didn't like a lot of these people in the first place, and it was only Rocky Horror, my own group of geeks and a overwrought sense of teen angst that got me through in the first place. I have notebooks full of angry writing and a senior picture with me with flaming red hair.

I'm torn between the price and the train-wreck factor. (I should also mention that there's a full bar, so if I should go and hate it, I can at least drink until I get my money's worth.) What say you, LJ?

Poll #1451556 Should I Go to My Reunion?

Should I Go to My Reunion?

Sure! Maybe these people will be less annoying 10 years later.
Why? What makes you think you'll get along better with these people ten years later?
For $75 bucks?! Go get yourself a nice facial instead.
Go looking really fabulous and not at all like you did in high school.
Go just for the open bar and to see who got fat and has ugly kids.
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17 August 2009 @ 07:07 pm
I'm really glad that I had this weekend of drinking and debauchery (and today, Ethopian food), because between all the work and all the school, I dunno how much time I'm gonna have for this shit.

Doin' stuff tomorrow, then seein' Elvis Costello. Woo!
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13 August 2009 @ 08:30 pm
Do you pay more or the same for dwarf actors?

I'm wondering if most dwarf actors get paid standard actor scale, or if they get any extra boost for being a sort of 'specialized' actor. In a film, if someone is playing an instrument -whether or not they're actually making sound come out of it- that person must be in a musician's union.

Do little people get paid extra because they're a specialized group? Is there a Little Person actors' union? Or is it just "We don't need you, there are lots of midgets out there we can get for this role"? Where does supply and demand come in? Theorhetically, there are a decent number of dwarves in the world, but how many of them can actually act (as opposed to, say, the ability to stand around in an elf suit as an extra)?

Maybe this is why you see a lot of the same dwarf actors in dwarf roles. (Peter Dinklage, Warwick Davis, Verne Troyer, et al.) Are there like, stars as far as these types of actors go? Is Peter Dinklage like the Harrison Ford of dwarves?

Yes, I felt the need to post this strange meditation. You're welcome.
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12 August 2009 @ 06:16 pm
  • In case I neglected to mention it, I moved. No more Orange County. I am now in LA in the mid-city area. Above West Adams, East of Fairfax, West of Koreatown. w00t, as they say.

  • I now haz hi-speed intarwebz. For a few days, there was no intarwebz at all. We have a router now, and 12 more days to return it to Staples if anyone wants to give us one for free. I'm hoping, but not holding my breath.

  • I am somewhat amazed by how cat hair manages to stick to everything. They should use it to patch structural cracks on the international space station.

  • Moving trucks are 'spensive. I'm still hoping to take advantage of family and friends' vehicles. If it's not all (or at least mostly) over here the week before school starts, then I'm gonna have to just get a U-Haul or something. I need to get my dresser in here before school starts. I'm trying to get my mattress moved tomorrow.

  • I have actually been able to cram most of my stuff into the given closet space in this old building. Either I've been paring down more than I thought, or there is some really incredible closet space in here. (I'd wager a bit of both.)

  • I still can't find a duvet cover in a color that matches. Boo.
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    07 August 2009 @ 12:45 pm
    So I got my finiancial aid letter today. I knew I was getting $2,800 because I had asked at the financial aid office.

    I knew that there was going to be another check in the spring. I didn't know that that check would be for an additional $2,800, making a grand total of $5,600. (This is not including the fee waiver from the college itself, which comes to about $550.)

    Throw this all together, it means that about two-thirds of my rent is paid for me until next summer's session is over. I still need to come up with the rest of it (as well as utilities, books, food, gas, etc.) but it's far from the spartan, brown rice and Top Ramen existence that I imagined when I thought it was $3000 for 12 months.

    So I can get that haircut now. Will probably have to have the hi-speed internetz bumped down to DSL (roomate opted for the good shit, not I). Can probably make puppy-dog eyes at family and get the occasional load of groceries or lunch.

    I'm gonna do this. And I think I'm gonna do okay.
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    30 July 2009 @ 12:56 pm
    There are not one but TWO synch coordinator positions open at Rhino.

    Please cross your fingers, pray, make goat sacrifices, etc.
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    25 July 2009 @ 03:48 pm
    Will work on second concert report tonight at work.

    Astronomy test first thing Monday morning.

    I'm working eight-hour shifts on Monday and Tuesday.

    I didn't get to bed until 4am last night because of the stupid midnight movie.

    I still need to throw together a paper for extra credit in Astronomy.

    And sometime soon I need to go get a new bra with a 32" band.

    This means I have to go to a special store, as it's totally hard to get a 32DD that fits right.

    Because anything at Victoria's Secret in that size assumes that your tits have some perk in them.

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    16 July 2009 @ 02:42 pm
    Dear Sinus Cavity,

    How come we gotta go through this twice a year? I'm good to you, I irrigate you, I try not to drown you with dairy products, ... Please hurry up and finish this particular sinus infection. I have work to do.

    No love,



    Dear Federal Student Monies,

    Please get here soon. The sooner you do, the sooner I can leave and get on with real life- actual job, apartment near school, etc.


    Applicant #2092203-6


    Dear Weather,

    Please cool down by the time I get the aforementioned apartment, as I may not be able to afford simple luxuries like air conditioning. A slanket may be stupid-looking, but it's a one-time investment in personal heating.


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