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09 July 2012 @ 07:13 pm
D.C. was pretty fun--it was obscenely hot, so we just stayed inside as much as possible...which is not that different from what I normally do, but whatever. Tuesday night we went out to a bar (and David almost fell off his seat laughing when I sloshed my third[?] screwdriver all over my skirt and wailed "ERR MAH GERD, VERDKER!" At least we make ourselves laugh) and then passed the Scottish embassy or something on the way home, which led to fifteen minutes of Merida impressions. Then on the fourth we saw Spidey and watched fireworks from the Kennedy Center pavilion, and then on Thursday he had to work so I explored the city and went to the Natural History Museum and the National Gallery, where I learned all about George Bellows, who was a pretty awesome dude. (Sidebar: I think we're going to see the Dempsey/Firpo fight on BE this season, since it's jumped to 1923 and we've already met Jack Dempsey. And I'm hardly a big boxing fan, but it was this famous fight where Dempsey actually got knocked out of the ring entirely and then got back in and walloped the shit out of the guy and won. Which is pretty badass, so.) So it was a good, albeit brief, trip.

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War Horse (the play)Collapse )

The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1Collapse )

Breaking Bad S4Collapse )

The Newsroom 1x02-3 kindaCollapse )

Well, that was concise. Apparently there was a new episode of "Wallander" last night, so I'll have to track that down, despite its tragic Hiddleslessness. (Knowing that show, they killed off Magnus in some horrific, tragic, bloody way. Argh.) And I'm starting "Luther" soon because I need something to watch on my lunch breaks and there are only ten episodes and also, duh, Idris Elba. And "Covert Affairs" is back tomorrow!

(last update from Brooklyn...!)
location: 11218
mood: hothot
music: "Shady Love" - Scissor Sisters
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29 June 2010 @ 12:43 pm
I'm back! And first & foremost, MY PACIFIC BOYFRIEND REPLIED TO ME ON TWITTER. ♥♥♥ Yes, this is headline news. I was at the Philly airport for ages and ages late last night; there was some sort of [forgive me] major snafu with the bags because they overbooked the flight or something, and I was wandering around between baggage carousels waiting and waiting and making a bitchface, and then I checked my phone and saw this. I mean, his cat's birthday, for Chrissake. He is too precious for this world. Anyway, it amused me so much that I wrote back, and then we found the bags and my aunt picked us up and we went home, and I went online and he'd replied to me and I may or may not have done Snoopy dances around my room. I am still beaming, srsly. I'd even jokingly texted jean_prouvaire earlier in the day asking if I should stalk him while I was in L.A. (shockingly, I did not run into him--although the guy from The Blind Side was on my flight, so there's that), and it completely made my night. *squee* Oh, and the IFC podcast gave me yet another shout-out, making a total of four so far. \m/ {EDIT: Tumblr, how you doin'?}

...Um, anyway. Right. Vegas, Hawaii, etc.

Stories & some pics, including a Lost tour picspam. Not dial-up friendly.Collapse )


So that was that. Awesome trip was awesome and going back to my cubicle is going to be very painful now. COMING SOON: Dexter S1 thoughts, Deathly Hallows full trailer thoughts (!!!!) and, once I see it, Eclipse discussion. Hoo boy. And now to catch up on my flist...!
location: 19031
mood: artisticartistic
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My day: train, reading, work, soccer, train, reading, packing, shower, laundry, early bed. No time for full sentences! And so:

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location: 19031
mood: rushedrushed
music: "Girls in Their Summer Clothes" - Bruce Springsteen
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14 June 2010 @ 10:48 pm
Caught the first half of Italy/Paraguay at work; was in a roomful of Paraguay fans and was therefore alone in my disgruntlement. (...Wow, Firefox says that's a word.) I am getting sick of these ties, man. You know how many times there have been ties at the Oscars? Twice. And there have been 82 ceremonies. I'm just saying. That's more my kinda competition. I also read through my Hawaii guidebook this evening and marked a bunch of stuff I want to see--I am getting v. excited. :D Apparently the world's largest banyan tree is in Lahaina. #themoreyouknow

Day 28 - Favorite film from your favorite director

OK, so I don't know if it's my favorite of all time (OF ALL TIME) of his, and I don't think he's my #1 sole favorite director, but it's definitely extremely high on my list and it's very underappreciated, so I'm using it. Grindhouse overall is still my best movie-going experience to date (NYC, full theatre of rowdy, awesome fans, ~11:00-2:30 AM, etc), and while I have major loyalty to RobRod, I prefer Death Proof and its endless awesome chick dialogue. I love the way he writes women and their friendships (and their bitchiness, sometimes) so effortlessly. "I don't know what kinda futuristic utopia you're livin' in, but where I come from, a bitch need a gun!" I LOVE Tracie Thoms and Zoe Bell beyond words, and Vanessa Ferlito's lapdance is probably the hottest thing I've ever seen in a movie. And the soundtrack is aces, as always. And a few of the Basterds stop by, too, which makes me happy. BFF!inspired casting FTW. I watched Vanishing Point as a result and now I want that car, and that's one of the tensest chase scenes I've ever seen. My audience exploded at "I'm OK!" Good, good times, man.

Time for more Dexter.

location: 07452
mood: sleepysleepy
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31 December 2009 @ 11:42 am
Snow! Well, sort of. CNN said we'd get some on the first, but I woke up to an inch or so this morning. I'm supposed to go meet jean_prouvaire and scimmia_romanov this afternoon and I have to take the bus, so hopefully it won't stick. :P Although it does look nice. And I have a Starbucks at the end of my street and I have a gift card.

Nothing new on the fucked-up housing front. The guy wrote back to me and basically said "yeah, we know it's not your fault...but too bad. It's not you, though, just David who has to GTFO." And I'm like "YA RLY THAT'S STILL A PROBLEM." I mean, he couldn't just pop over to NYC by the fifth even if he wanted to. WTF. Stay tuned.

They're planning a Babysitters' Club prequel book! That series used to rock my life as a kid, so I posted it on ONTD, and the comments EXPLODED and turned into a crazy books-of-my-childhood post. (I loved Walk Two Moons like whoa. And a book no one's ever heard of, Searching for David's Heart. Apparently there was an ABC Family original movie of it in 2004 and no one told me!)

Oh well, end-of-the-year wrap-up time!Collapse )

Have a good New Year's, bbs! See you in 2010!
location: 19031
mood: creativecreative
music: Led Zeppelin - Ramble On | Powered by Last.fm
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16 May 2009 @ 09:21 am

My flight leaves this afternoon, and I'm still in a flurry of packing, so I'll make it quick: this town is quite lovely and awesome, and I'm very glad I studied abroad. It was a great adventure and I think everyone should try it once; it really makes the overall university experience a lot richer. I got to know a lot of really great people here and took some awesome classes, and of course did a lot of fabulous traveling, which I also recommend very highly. I was quite nervous about this semester and taking trips alone and everything, but I'm really, really glad I did all of it.

(photos by me, thx very much)
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location: N19JP
mood: contentcontent
music: Frank Sinatra - London by Night | Powered by Last.fm
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18 January 2009 @ 06:42 pm
I'm here! I'm alive! I decided to wait until I had lots of lovely pics to update, so here we go: flight was all right, nighttime, watched Eagle Eye. Dorm is pretty good, small but new & modern and easy to find. joie_de_vivre is a charming roomie. :D Long walk to classes, but I like seeing everything. ;) la_belle_ange came to town briefly before heading off to Cannes and then Paris (because that's how she rolls), so we hung out yesterday; we agreed to meet at Harrods, which is like saying "I'll meet you in Manhattan" because it's effing HUGE, but we found each other eventually. Took the tube for the first time yesterday and didn't get lost, although it was MAD crowded. Classes start tomorrow, although I've only got one and it starts at 2:00. Woo hoo!

Hard at work planning the whole Nerd's Tour of London; already hit Tottenham Court Road and King's Cross (see photos), which was easy since I live, like, next door to the latter. Also drove down Fleet Street and passed a few HP filming locations; I'll probably have to go back. Must hit the Old Bailey and Charlie's birthplace on East Street in Walworth, and we're probably doing a Jack the Ripper tour on 13 February, which is awesome because it's Friday the 13th and also because I hate Valentine's Day and that sounds like a jolly way to spend the day before the holiday. :D I also may have read back over a few articles about Tim and Helena and discovered more or less where they live for stalking visiting purposes. >____> Maybe.

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location: N19JP
mood: hungryhungry
music: Kate Nash - Birds | Powered by Last.fm
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13 January 2009 @ 12:33 pm
I'm leaving tonight at 6:55! I don't know when I'll have internet access after I get there, but fingers crossed, eh? For those few of you who ever call me, remember that my cell shan't work over there--I'm getting a new one! Will post contact info ASAP. :)
location: 19031
mood: nervousnervous
music: Zooey Deschanel - Keystar | Powered by Last.fm
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30 September 2008 @ 11:09 pm
"Yes, London. You know, fish and chips, cup o' tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary-fuckin' Poppins, London!"

I got in. NYU campus, spring semester 2009! And joie_de_vivre is coming too! (I called her and she went "We're gonna see Watchmen in London!!!" EFF YES WE ARE.)

I'm just going to ignore the horrifying amount of paperwork ahead of me and just focus on the squee part right now. I can't wait to tell DanRad.
mood: pleasedpleased
music: "LDN" - Lily Allen
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music: "This Time Tomorrow" - The Kinks
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29 June 2006 @ 05:07 pm
Yup, I'm alive. Pictures and details about CA coming when Photobucket stops being stupid. Ta.
mood: tiredtired
music: "A Dream Discarded" - Memoirs of a Geisha OMPS
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31 March 2006 @ 07:55 pm
Back from France. :) Will post an obnoxious amount of pictures later. I so belong in Paris.
mood: tiredtired
music: "Feeling Good" - Michael Buble
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24 March 2006 @ 02:21 pm
Howdy -

I leave you with this awesomely awesome fic meme from commodoresexual:

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mood: bouncybouncy
music: "Are You Happy Now?" - Michelle Branch
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24 February 2006 @ 10:30 pm
Just got back from a day and a half in NYC; I had to go to another NYU info session. (Fascinating.) Trip was good, though, aside from being unbelievably, unrelentingly fucking cold - I saw "The Producers" last night (it was hilarious - I now wish I was Swedish), went shopping in the Village and mildly stalked Patrick Wilson. (Well, I tried. He's currently in "Barefoot in the Park" [which I DID A SCENE FROM K OMG], so I tried to sprint from 44th to 48th in, like, a minute after my show let out and go behind the theatre to see him when he came out after the show like I did with Hugh Jackman [and somehow steal a playbill and pretend I'd seen the show and then presumably start shrieking about how much he made me almost kind of love Raoul and how much he rocks my socks and squeeeeee]...but there was no show last night. And I checked about a matinee, and I went to the TKTS thing to get tickets for the 8:00 show, but they were $51.75 for an obstructed seat, and I so don't play that. But I'm working on it.)

Oh, and I was apparently voted Most Sarcastic for the yearbook. *is so proud of that*

That is all.
mood: tiredtired
music: "It Ain't Me Babe" - Reese & Joaquin
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30 August 2005 @ 06:08 pm
Just got back from the shore. I saw Wedding Crashers, it was quite funny. ("MOM! MEATLOAF! FUCK!") Also stopped in Atlantic City - my mother saw that $7.77 buffet deal at the Sands, so she kept driving around screaming "Where's the Sands? I can't find the Sands! D'you see the parking lot for the Sands? Did we pass the Sands?" and I couldn't stop giggling because, you know, fuckmook and all that. (Chapter four coming soon. Sort of.) And I apparently look 21, because I played at this poker machine for, like, an hour and no one cared, heh. (And I won, a bit.)

And a quiz:

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And only NYC is fast enough for you.

Maybe you'll set yourself up with a killer career

Or simply take in all the city has to offer

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mood: relaxedrelaxed
music: "Pale September" - Fiona Apple
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03 December 2004 @ 09:30 pm
God bless my brilliant, wonderful cousin Matt for bringing his lovely iBook along with us to Indiana. I'm currently sitting on a hotel bed in Bloomington, Indiana, watching "SVU" and waiting for it to be 10:00 so we can go pick up my cousin Ted after he's done the Nutcracker. (We're seeing him in it tomorrow. They do something like two or three shows a day, which is mind-blowing if you've ever seen the show.)

The flight wasn't bad...I don't really mind flying, (My mother, of course, whipped out the airline safety manual and read it while the pilot was doing his "this is how you buckle a safety belt in case you've been living in a cave and don't know how" monologue, much to the amusement of my aunt and cousin,)

So, school people, anything interesting happen back in PA? How was the assembly?
mood: jubilantjubilant
music: SVU
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28 June 2004 @ 06:54 pm
My dad bought "Secret Window." Squee. :D

So, anyway, Tennessee. First of all, I had to fly on these two tiny planes to get there, which I hate. And the plane was bouncing all around the sky at one point, and I was just sitting gripping the armrests like LA LA LA NOT HAPPENING LISTEN TO THAT HAPPY NELLY FURTADO MUSIC LA LA LA. It was not good. But, I don't know, I didn't really know anyone there. I mean, I've met them, but I don't really know them. And I haven't seen the bride or her sisters in literally about ten years, so that kind of made it hard to make conversation. The bride's mother, my mum's best friend (Jennifer), is nice and all, but, you know, she's my mum's best friend, not mine. It's not very easy to get all matey with friends of my mum. (With one exception, her one friend, Tom, is actually a good mate of mine as well. He was the one who rented the cabin that I stayed at in the mountains. But I'm getting sidetracked.) Anyway, to make matters worse, I had these massive first-day cramps the day of the wedding. But I didn't want to make a big deal of it, so I thought I'd just sit there and drink lemonade and talk to people at my table and such, but my mother dragged me around to fifty million tables and introduced me to all these people that I'm never going to see again. It was most annoying. I was trying to subtly tell her, like, can I just sit down, please, I'm about to die, but she's the sort of person where I'd have had to scream out, "Excuse me, Mother, but my uterus is contracing most grieviously!" which wouldn't have been very polite. And have you ever heard the Southern phrase "set awhile"? Well, that's completely true. After the bride and groom left, everyone just sat around talking for, like, two hours. And I am truly terrible at small talk. And the whole next day, the same thing. I was losing my mind. There were only two good parts - on Saturday night, we went out for Italian, and I had this Chocolate Dream cake that was absolutely to die for. And then on Sunday, I was settin' around reading, and Jennifer's cat jumped up on my chair and sat on my stomach and purred for like half an hour. It was very lovely. (Of course, now there's an inch-long red scratch on my collarbone - perilously close to my caratoid artery, I might add - but that's just a risk of hanging out with a cat. When cats are resting, they often extend their claws from time to time, and if they're sitting on you...yeah.) So those were both nice, but other than that, it sucked. And coming into Philadelphia at 12:30 am wasn't spiffy either. But oh well. :P
mood: hopefulhopeful
music: SVU - "Monogamy" playing
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20 June 2004 @ 06:08 pm
I'm off to the mountains for a few days tomorrow...so farewell for a bit, my dears. If I get eaten by a mountain lion or end up in jail for killing my mother because she won't stop singing Kelly Clarkson songs in the car, bury me with my Harry Potter books (or send them to my cell) and tell Johnny I love him.
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30 March 2004 @ 09:12 pm
Got back from New York today - had a productive couple days, which included visiting several prestigious colleges, but much more importantly, buying a "Troy" poster!!!111!!! *snerk* I actually also went to this Museum of Television and Radio (or MT&R, as it's apparently called), which is basically just this place where you look through a computer catalogue and find episodes of all these fully vintage shows and you get to watch them on your own personal little TV. It was the best $8-time-waster I've ever had. Naturally, I watched "21 Jump Street" (I mean, obviously)...oh lord. I totally understand the whole setting-his-underwear-on-fire-to-get-out-of-it thing now. It was so not him. But he looked pretty fucking cute in that little cop hat. And I watched the Vitameatavegemin "I Love Lucy" episode...OMFG SO FUNNY. "Do you pop out at parties? Are you unpoopular?"...ya have to see it.

Hmm. Just remembered something weird. Last Friday night I was watching TV, and I was flipping back and forth between "Oz" and this making-of special about "Passion." That's just weird. I'd actually never seen "Oz" before - it was very odd, what with the whole Keller-is-the-anti-Stabler thing. There was this part where he tells this guy to meet him in a storage locker later, and I'm like, gee, bet they're gonna play tiddlywinks! and the guy comes in and Keller fully grabs him and kisses him, and I'm like, aww, that's nice, and then two seconds later the guy gets on his knees and I'm like, um, that's...nice and the Keller randomly snaps the guy's neck and I'm like oookey-dokey, that's not happy. That was a long sentence. Actually, that wasn't even the thing that freaked me out the most. The guy who played Skoda (mwa ha ha, Skoda) was on it (along with every single other male who's ever been on "SVU," for God's sake) and he had EYES TATTOOED ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD. For some reason that just totally scared the shit out of me.

It's my birthday on Thursday! Wo0t!
mood: chipperchipper
music: my ringtone...I forget what it's called