Friday, September 29, 2006

live from new orleans, it's friday night!!

woooooooooo!!!!!! New ORLeans! yeah. well. i guess i kind of come here a lot. and you know what? It's growin on me.

last night, i took 1/2 of a valium in the hopes of beating my mother to sleep (we were sharing a hotel room,and she snores ever so slightly), but i was so excited about when it would set in, my heart was just RACING waiting for droopy eyelids (example: "mom?? do i look sleepy yet? how about now, am i sleepy now?"). Tonight, instead, I just had 9 martinis for the job. PSYCH! it was just 2.

I've also been slowly transcribing my 1995 journal from my trip to Russia. I am hilarious, and I am a total bitch! Not in that order. Woo!!! It's enough to make you want to punch a concrete wall with your center two knuckles!


well, so much for all that. happy new orleans, everyone! and many happy returns!!!

and wait a minute, everyone--nice job* with helping me find impressive music from the last 5 years that i like. here's my honest to god list that i can think of right now. feel free to embellish: clap your hands say yeah, feist, hem, smile (brian wilson--does this count?), microphones, spoon, iron and wine, esthero, old crow medicine show, and that one song by snow patrol (run, which is 5x as valuable as all their other songs combined). not to say these are my absolute top favorites. but they're genuine favorite that are known-but-not-overdone (which makes them 'cool'). a few are thrown in for eclectic prowess. one (run) is thrown in there to show i am being honest. i could listen 'run' all night (but not all day). but i do genuinely like all of these very much, so i can't feel like a poseur if quizzed.


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

[this entry may cause limb loss]

i think... i think i really love that muse song 'knights of cydonia.' it silly... but it's also so rockin'!! i feel like i'm in high school when i enjoy that song. and i also feel like high school isn't sucking! i feel more like high school....... is from the land of rock!

my grandparents and aunt and mom visited this weekend. such larks! cheesecake and scrabble! and multiple trips to the pet store. heh.

Quick, everyone remind me what my favorite, impressive music tastes are from the last 5 years. And even if I don't know them, if they are impressive and from the last 5 years, I will still accept them as my own. It's for a good cause, really!

Dad called this morning at 7 AM !! Even stranger, I had already been up for 30 minutes from a nightmare. He said if I told him about the dream before I had breakfast, it would come true. Nonetheless, I'm pretty sure nothing I could do would make this nightmare come true; it was set in the Netherlands and France during World War II, and featured laser guns. But anyway, after dad called, I asked him what time it was. He said "I don't know, like 9 or something? Shouldn't you be at work?" and I blinked for a while at the barely light sky. Then he went and checked and said "Oh, wait, it's like 7! Sorry I called so early!" then we said goodbye. How can you confuse 7 and 9?? They are like complete opposites!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

farmer and the dell

Mom sang herself lots of kid songs and folk tunes on the drive over here to keep herself company.

"When I was singing Farmer and the Dell, I got confused! I think I got to cheese, and I couldn't remember what cheese does!" Of course, we all know, the cheese stands alone. Which is Thing 1 about this song.

Thing 2 is the transition of child taking the dog to dog taking the cat, at which point you begin to question the farmer's relationship to his wife, and the wife's relationship to her child, and the child's relationship to its dog. The companionship/food-chain continuum is one we are taught not to question as kids.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

brightest apples in the barrel

i like when people say things like "well, he's certainly not the sharpest cookie in the bag." that cracks me up. it's like mad-libs!

my favorite on this list is "the wheel's spinning, but the hamster's dead."

The 8layer cake i made last night

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

don't put them away! that's the best part of the show!

So yesterday it was awesome because M--- has some episodes from third season Battlestar Galactica (scheduled to premiere next month) as part of an advance press pack or something. Did you hear me? I SAID IT WAS AWESOME! Plus there were cute pictures of Boomer and Starbuck.

But the funniest part was M--- talking about her Austin Found teammate, who has a morbid aversion to high-fives. He had to leave a sporting event the other day because "There were just...." [long pause and sigh] "too many high fives happening."

Hi, M--!!

Monday, September 18, 2006

recent text conversations from my cell phone:

brother: today is national good looking person day. send this to someone gorgeous. don't send it back to me, i've received f'ing hundreds of them.

me: _____ sux!!
mom: y?
me: dunno. nature?

me: i ate that whole giant potato by myself.
me: i feel like i deserve a reward.
lauren: maybe the potato was its own reward.

brother: who is the country singer paw thinks looks like a thumb?
me: garth brooks.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

forever young

i've been trying to think of things i might name my first adopted child if she is young enough to be named. things like 'bingo pajama,' you know, but i guess that might be a little common by now. the best i can think of at the moment is BeanBean McFridge. Any other suggestions?

the other day, i told an utter, blatant, and absolutely pointless lie. i said that i prefer even numbers to odd numbers. the opposite is true. so true that i refused to sit in odd rows of theaters for about 5 years. i still am a little uncomfortable sitting in an even row.

TV: i am addicted to battlestar galactica, but i still haven't decided if i'm enjoying it or not. i am neither enjoying nor addicted to popular, despite a few amusing moments, but i'm holding out for the clea duvall episodes. i think i'm probably going to end up liking battlestar galactica, though. it's got some really good lady-characters in it. one is president, and one smokes cigars and is otherwise awesome. but you have to just go with any of the science--no questioning. it's plot and characters and some not-so-embarassing dabbling in philosophical issues; not sampling the boundaries of what is realistically possible with this universe's laws.

ehh, bedtime. i feel like tomorrow is friday, but i've felt like that all week. i've also felt like the date is way beyond the 15th. i guess i'm already 26 in spirit. god, i hate even numbers. i can't wait to be 27.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

things jung didn't note

strange: hearing this sentance come out of my mouth--"I think it might have been part of the motto of the gang from Short Circuit 2" a moment before thinking "Wait, what? What's Short Circuit? Was there even a sequel?"

stranger: hearing two people in the group correct me with the full and accurate motto of the gang from Short Circuit 2
Los locos kick your ***! Los locos kick your face! Los locos kick your balls into outer space!

yes. it's just one of those weeks where i randomly (if inaccurately) remember movies from the eighties, and try to pay off 5-month-old valet tickets to the city of Los Angeles. Also, this morning I burned my ear, and held a bottle of cold water to the side of my head as I drove, and I kept having this thought, irritated: "Why isn't it ringing?" before repeatedly reminding myself it was not a phone, it was a bottle of water, and I had burned my own ear. I don't even want to talk about it. I already did. It's too late.

Friday, September 08, 2006

you say that i waste my time, but...

Wait a second............ remember before when I was trying to pay that parking ticket to Culver City? And having a lot of difficulties? It may possibly be because it's not a parking ticket. It's a valet ticket. Now I wish I'd kept better track of the trip--did we go to Thai Elvis's the night before the Museum of Jurassic Technology?

Anyway. Oops.

Still listening to Erasure. They do a cover of ABBA's "Take Chance on Me" that, if marketed properly, would be far more precious than Prozac.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

In fact, I believe an entire P&P could be soundtracked with Erasure. And it would be awesome.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

i'm so in love with you, i'll be forever blue

Ideally, there will be (yet) another update/remake of Pride and Prejudice, during which Darcy is somehow associated with the Erasure song "A Little Respect." I haven't worked out how he'll do it... if he'll sing it Bollywood-like, or in some kind of karaoke scene, or perhaps it'll just play during a montage of his winning Lizzie over. More on this as it develops. Right now, I'm going to listen to "A Little Respect." For 6 days straight.

i {heart} the 80's

So, in the past 48 hours, I have only listened to Joy Division, New Order, and now Erasure. I try to make this mean something. If I still had my Excel sheet that tracked every variable in my life, I would add another line with "music cravings." Then I'd be able to construct formulas, and say logical things like "Ohhh, synthesizer strings........ migraine's coming." or "Hmm, have only listened to Sexy Sadie for 6 days...... manic episode imminent." However, without that Excel sheet, I'm just going to be forced to enjoy the 80's on their own merits, with assigning them values. Maybe I just wanna DANCE!

Followups: I did not end up hating Dead Famous as much as I may have led you to believe. Another thing I didn't hate was Pride & Prejudice. I still don't like Keira Knightley. However, as is the result of any version of P&P, I'm currently wrecked about love, as I feel no love is worth having unless it plays out EXACTLY as Elizabeth and Darcy's.

I'm cooking with onions (8 of them precisely) and my cats keep coming up to me with their eyes closed because it stings them so much. Seems like they'd just stay away. I'm trying to get rid of the burnt lentil smell. Only, I've just let the onions burn by writing this. So I'm not sure if that really got me anywhere special at all.


That's all I have to say about that.

Angela cut my hair exactly like I wanted it!! She gave me bangs which give me the option of a style, but they can also be used as a disguise, like the picture of Sophie with her hair pulled over from the side. Anyway, another salient point about that whole incident is after I sent the i {heart} the thirties update to Angela so she could see my inspiration, her boyfriend sent me a link with the hats I wanted, which was so nice!! Also, his name was Bruce Wayne!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Ideally they'll create a wine that tastes just like grape juice and is non-alcoholic.