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Monday, February 6th, 2012

Time:9:08 pm.
I haven't updated LJ in forever, obviously, but I thought I would let you know that a) I've left Davis, b) I'm in the middle of a road trip, and c) I'm alive!
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Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Time:9:19 am.
Life is fine, I switched jobs (from one shoe company to a much, much better shoe company), I'm super busy generally, which is why I haven't updated much of anything.

I actually quite liked the last two episodes of Glee and ALMOST didn't mind the total personality/age/fashion sense transplant of Blaine, except that really, his outfits are still TERRIBLE.

Blah blah blah etc.
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Time:8:52 am.
So, I've caught up on the new TV this week. Hooray!

(we don't have cable anymore, which means we either have to watch it on Hulu, which only sometimes works because our internet isn't so great as to allow for pain-free streaming all the time, or we have to find it elsewhere. Point is, we're a day behind everyone else, so yesterday we watched all of the Thursday shows!)

The good:

- Archer is fucking hilarious and while it only has one more episode until 2012, oh man do I love that show.

- Community! It actually managed to successfully address almost every single lingering problem I had with last season and makes me think that this season will be even better! And last season was pretty great, it was also just really ...constructed. Unlike, say ...

- Parks and Recreation, which still promises to be one of the best shows on television. Watching it makes me happy on almost every single level. I CANNOT recommend it enough, people. If you watch anything this fall, watch last season of Parks and Rec (it's out on DVD!) and then watch this season.

- Modern Family was never a show that I was ever SUPER enthusiastic about, but it's consistently good and the actors are great. And now Lily is talking, which gives Cam and Mitch more things to do and more ways to integrate them into the other storylines, which was an issue last season. Also, they now have (or will soon have) essentially every major stage of child development locked down in the form of one kid actor or another.

The bad:

- Glee. And it's not even that the premiere episode was SO terrible, but oh my fucking GOD have you guys heard what they've done to Blaine?

They gayed him up so badly that he's now basically a clone of Kurt, wardrobe-wise (short-sleeved button-up shirts and bowties? Really?), and worse thing of all, they retconned his age, so now he's apparently a year younger than Kurt. Which is triply hilarious because the character was originally supposed to be (and was originally portrayed as) an older mentor to Kurt.

I fucking hate Glee's fandom so much. Darren Criss is great but this is EXACTLY what I was hoping WOULDN'T happen to anyone Kurt ended up dating. Karofsky notwithstanding, it (as well as a scene where they visited a group of super-talented aspiring musical theater performers) kind of enforces the notion that Kurt is the quintessential kind of gay, and it's also SUPER FUCKING BORING. We've SEEN that kind of gay, before. Last season, it seemed like you were taking pains to differentiate Blaine from that. Now? OH LOOK, HE'S BACK AND MORE FABULOUS THAN EVER.

The thing that really pisses me off is that they're basically shitting all over the continuity and consistency of that character for money. The age-retcon in particular is just so they have an excuse to keep him around for another year and get his fanbase to buy merchandise. FUCK YOU RYAN MURPHY. IF I HAD YOUR NECK IN FRONT OF ME I WOULD CHOKE IT.
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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Time:11:59 am.
So, the store closed (but there gonna open a new store in the same location in mid-October), or I might go to work for my former competitors across the street (which is run by people I used to work for), so it's not like I won't be able to find work relatively soon to tide me over until we move in January or whatever, but at the same time I'm going a little stir-crazy at home because with this much free time on my hands basically I just play way too many video games. I'm gonna try to break that habit, though.

My ability to sleep is dependent almost entirely on my ability to dream. If I'm having a decent dream I can sleep for hours and hours. If I'm not, then I wake up early and have difficulty getting back to sleep.

Also, I wanted to post this video just because I am enamored of it.

Gay servicemember comes out the day that DADT is finally officially repealed. It's a little hard to hear sometimes but I'm not going to complain about the production values of this. It's very existence is enough for me ^_^
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Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Time:1:38 pm.
Pretty much moved in to the new place. It can't even be described as an apartment, and it seems weird to say "the new cottage" because I didn't live in an old cottage, but it's nice!

Except for two things!

One, no internet yet. It's coming (it NEEDS to come, because it's literally the one thing we insisted on), but until then, BLAH.


But the good news is that I'm only living with Jon now, and we have a lot more space everywhere except for the closet. But like, we have SO much cupboard and fridge space compared to what we used to, it's insane.

Also, there's a pool. Which is pretty fucking awesome on a hot afternoon, let me tell you.

I finally decided to pay to join the ARC at Davis, because since I'm having to carpool with Jon to get into town anyway (the cottage is way out in the country), I figured I would join him on his morning workouts. Which I did for the first time today, which went fine.

Apart from work (which is terrible as always) the bugs, and the lack of internet at the new place, life is going okay!
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Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Time:10:44 am.
I am moving! Not to NYC yet, but still to a different house where it will be just me and Jon.

It is going pretty good so far, though the people who own the cottage that we are leasing are perpetually busy and often out of town which makes things tricky sometimes.

I also got a new laptop.

Other than that, not much is going on. Oh, I guess me and Jon are domestically partnered, so that's pretty cool, too.

Although honestly, it was a page of paperwork. And it's just a precursor to our ACTUAL eventual partnering up.
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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Time:5:04 pm.
For those of you who don't have me on either facebook or G+, I got a haircut today.

My default user icon is now totally invalid.

My hair at it"s longest, and my hair at the length it has been (more or less) for the last 4 yearsCollapse )

And now, it is this length.

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Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Time:2:35 pm.
For those of you who still read this!

I was initially planning to move to New York City in September. Well, that's not going to happen, so instead I'm going to be moving in January or so!

Basically, Jon needs one more quarter to finish what he needs to do before we can finally, at long last, get out of Davis.

We didn't want to stick around for a year, though, so we needed to find a place to live that did non-year leases. Which we did!

A lovely couple out in Winters has agreed to rent out their cottage to us for a pretty reasonable price, and what's more, their place (which, while we technically are just renting the cottage, is huge and expansive and we will have free reign of most of it) is awesome. I'm really excited about it.

Also, me and Jon will finally be living alone. I have never lived by myself, and I have ALSO never lived with just me and Jon, so I'm doubly excited about that, too.

Everyone who likes me should totally come up to visit this place at some point, it's that cool.

I'm also going to transition to part time at work (I basically said three days a week, sometimes four if I need to, but never more than that), which will hopefully make my last 4 months there drift by relatively quickly. This ALSO means that I should have more weekends off, which will hopefully let me do everything that I need and want to do. Like visit people, or learn how to drive. Stuff like that.

Work is ... depressing. And I'm having a pretty hard time of it right now, but I just have to remind myself that, sooner than I actually think, this will all be over and I will be able to move on with my life.

September will be the start of that, and December/January will be the continuation, and then!

We shall see!
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Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Time:10:49 pm.
I'm having one of those evenings where every time I get on the internet it generally makes me feel worse, and so I figure the best thing to do is just not go there for a while.

I have a lot of those moments these days.

Also I wish I could stop injuring myself. That would be great.
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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Time:5:18 pm.
LiveJournal got a lot less fun after I was informed that my father read mine.

Also, after everyone left.

I'll probably use this from time to time for various things, but I dunno. Google Plus is fun because everyone is playing around and posting a lot.

Guys, social networking on the internet is stupid and hard. I miss the days when your friends were defined almost entirely by where you ate lunch and what electives you took.
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Friday, July 8th, 2011

Time:7:01 pm.
So um.

I have a Google Plus account now. I don't know what that means for the future of my social networking. I like LiveJournal quite a lot, but it's been slowly dying for a while and now like, half the most recent posts are "Later LiveJournal abandoning you for Google Plus".

There are still lots of things I would use LJ for, but I dunno.


Lemme know if you want an invite.
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Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Time:4:55 pm.

[EDIT] It was pretty good. I mean, it's honestly about what I would expect from an above-average 17 year old. It was still super exciting to hear what he sounds like when he is singing, though :3
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Time:10:40 am.
Reading a story where the author declares definitively that no, the character isn't GAY, he's just in love with this one PARTICULAR man is one of the things that will make me immediately stop reading it.

Also, the computer at work is infected with a particularly annoying trojan (in this case, one that tells me that I need to install XP Home Security 2012 over and over again).

It's apparently quite common and I've googled half a dozen extremely detailed ways to get rid of it, but the technical stuff is a little too technical for me, and the automatic stuff all appears to cost money, PLUS I'm incredibly wary of downloading any kind of supposed virus protection software ANYWAY on account of it being one of the single most common ways to infect a computer in the first place.
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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Time:3:23 pm.
Brokeback Mountain is the saddest movie.
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Friday, July 1st, 2011

Time:10:22 am.

Michele Bachmann's Husband.

Super gay? Or just Minnesotan?

I'm guessing gay. Gay gay gay gay gay.
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Time:1:18 pm.
Pizza as a meal three times in a row (dinner, lunch, then dinner again).

Too much?
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Time:10:10 am.
Because almost every single reference that was made on the Simpsons in the 90s (especially the early 90s) was something I encountered on the Simpsons FIRST, I have essentially been playing catch-up my entire life.

Hey, remember when I used to talk about what was going on in my life on this LiveJournal?

(there actually is some stuff going on behind the scenes, but I don't want to say anything until it's finalized. Is that weird?)
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Monday, June 27th, 2011

Time:11:40 am.
Watched The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time in MANY YEARS with Jon the other night.

Since the last time I think I actually sat down and watched the whole thing was probably some time in high school, there's a lot of stuff I noticed this time around, and I have the following ROCKY HORROR related observations.

a) As a teenager, I'm pretty sure I watched this with my friend Aaron. Believe me when I say that it did not occur to me how homoerotic that might have been at the time. I remember mostly just really liking the music!

b) Tim Curry is really good in this movie. Like, REALLY good. Like, holy CRAP.

c) And it's a good thing to, because his performance is probably 85% of what makes the movie work (10% is the music, and 5% is everything else). Everything in this movie revolves around Dr. Frank-N-Furter. I mean, he's CRAZY and he's kinky as all hell and all he really seems to care about is sex and elaborate production numbers, but as played by Tim Curry it actually makes sense that Brad, Janet, Rocky, Eddie, AND Columbia (and probably every other character as well) would both fall so easily under his spell.

When I was young I didn't really get that he is a sympathetic character, because he was SO WEIRD. Plus all the murder and cannibalism and stuff like that. But when he turns to the camera and says "It's not easy, having a good time", all I could think was "Yeah, that's about right."

Because hey. Sex and elaborate production numbers? HOW DO I SIGN!?

d) I DISTINCTLY remember Aaron's father having the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack on vinyl, which was great, but it also got me thinking.

If he had that, then presumably he was at least somewhat a fan of the show. And if he was a fan, that means he may have in fact gone to one of the midnight showings at some point in his life.

And if that's the case, then maybe he has dressed up as Frank-N-Furter at some point in his life. Which means that there's a possibility that ANYONE's parents may have done that at some point.


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Friday, June 24th, 2011

Time:10:05 pm.
It feels pretty nice to be thinking that the place I'm planning to move to will have some more of those rights I keep hearing about.
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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Time:7:05 pm.

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