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Mon, Mar. 11th, 2013, 03:34 am

One of my good friends from high school passed away this weekend. I just keep thinking about high school now and all the fun times we all had together. And I wish I'd kept in touch with him more frequently after graduation. We at least would exchange messages on our birthdays, since they were only a few days apart. I'd ask him how it felt to be whatever age were both turning, and he'd report back to me and I'd feel a little better about getting older, haha. Pretty silly, but that was Mays.

I realize I haven't been keeping up with a lot of my old pals, and I'm sorry guys. I need to make more of an effort because damn...anything can happen.

It's just really not fair. Or right. We're all going to miss him so much. He was one of those truly kind people, welcoming and friendly. I don't think I ever heard anyone say a bad thing about him. Because you really couldn't.

Thu, Aug. 11th, 2011, 02:36 am
Hooray!!

I just finished the first 500 words of my book! :D

/premature self-congratulation

Tue, Aug. 9th, 2011, 01:31 pm
Writer's Block: Into the wild

If you could, would you set a zoo animal free? Which one and why?

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As much as I dreamed about freeing zoo animals as a kid, I don't think I ever would, even if given the opportunity. There's just no way of knowing if an animal is sick, or if it's been living in captivity its whole life and can't function in the wild. And animals that were brought here from somewhere else in the world might not even find anything to eat on their own outside of the zoo. Plus, what is a wild animal going to do if it gets out? It might hurt someone, or even itself. It could get hit by a car or shot by someone who sees it on their property at night. There's just so many ways that freeing an animal from the zoo can go wrong.

In other words: getting older ruins your childhood fantasies. :P

Thu, Jul. 21st, 2011, 07:16 am
Writer's Block: Saints and sinners

If you found a wad of cash on the ground, would you keep it? Donate it? Take it to the police?

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Well, if I'm finding a wad of cash on the ground, that would mean there's no one else around or else it would probably be picked up already. And since there's no one around, there'd be no one to ask "Did you drop this?" to.

So uh, to be perfectly honest, I would keep it. o__o Unless it's some absurd amount like 30 grand in new bills...then I'd probably go to the police with it because maybe someone stole it from a bank or withdrew it to pay for their grandma's surgery or something.

Sat, Jul. 9th, 2011, 05:43 pm
Writer's Block: My name's Forrest, Forrest Gump

What’s your favorite Tom Hanks movie or character, and why?

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Castaway.

I saw Bridesmaids recently and there's a part where Kristen Wiig's character is watching the scene where Wilson's floating away and Tom Hanks is all "WILSOOOOON!! I'M SORRY WILSON!" and she starts bawling...and so was I. XD Even after all this time, watching ten seconds of that is enough to make me still cry...I call that an effective movie.

In other news, it's been two weeks now since Erik and I have sworn off eating fast food and pounding back sodas. We were eating fast food for every single meal probably 90% of the week. Now we've been getting groceries and cooking at home (been making breaded chicken and potatoes, pork chops and green beans...actual food-food, not the frozen processed stuff we're used to), and we really feel great!

It also helps that we've been waking up bright and early every morning. Erik goes for walks, and I've been just hanging around the house getting used to waking up so damn early. XD But I think next week I'm going to walk with him partways, then jump in the pool and do laps and stuff while it's early and no one's there. Should be fun! I haven't been swimming in a looooooong time, and I always used to love it.

I bought some bermuda shorts from Lane Bryant a month and a half ago, size 22's (I had to go up a size), and they're already slipping down my butt when I wear them. So that makes me super excited! I think it's really cutting out the soda that's doing it, more than anything. 240 calories a can, and I'd drink 5 or 6 a day easily, so...yikes. I've been taking in about 1000 calories a day less than I usually do!

Thu, May. 26th, 2011, 07:19 am
Writer's Block: Revenge of the midnight movie

What is your favorite cult film, and why?

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Does Fantastic Planet count?



I've only watched it twice, but I adore it just the same. It's creepy and silly and weird and unsettling.

Fri, Mar. 11th, 2011, 09:06 pm
Hullo

Popping my head up to say that Dragon Age 2 is the fucking bomb. That is all.






... <3 this game.

Wed, Dec. 8th, 2010, 10:43 am
Writer's Block: Do you want to know a secret?

Which song by The Beatles is your favorite, and why?

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(Oooo, look who's livejournaling! Me!)

My very favorite Beatles song is probably "Mother Nature's Son." It's from their white album, I believe. It's sweet, simple, and pretty.

A close second is tied with "Tomorrow Never Knows," "I'm Looking Through You," and "Within You Without You."

Yeah, I love me some Beatles. :D

Wed, Jan. 6th, 2010, 02:57 am
Writer's Block: Love is deaf

Could you spend the rest of your life with someone who had horrific taste in music? How important is it to you to share your love of music with a good friend or romantic partner?

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Erik and I both definitely have a very deep love of music. No arguing that point. We do, however, have different tastes.

Erik loves metal. I...have been learning. I used to pretty much dismiss the whole lot of it as unlistenable noise. And while some of it actually is like that, I do like a good deal of it. It's really only the super-growly/screamy deathmetal stuff I have a real problem getting into, mostly because it's so loud and after a while the drums start to sound off-beat and it's like powertools clunking around in my head. I enjoy a lot of the other subgenres, though, and of course all the classic metal bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Metallica. And I loves me some Dio. Erik really has broadened my musical horizons. I wish I could say that I've done the same for him, but I just don't see him getting into Imogen Heap or Allison Krauss any time soon.

Also, just to clarify, metal is not the only thing he listens to. And we actually have a great number of bands in common. I like to think we're the same in the middle-ish area of the music spectrum, and then I continue on deep into Iron & Wine territory while Erik extends out into Lamb of God space. If that makes any kind of sense to anyone besides me. I think I need sleep!

Tue, Oct. 27th, 2009, 10:41 pm

Erik and I stopped by this new organic/natural grocery store, Sprouts Farmer's Market, yesterday and it was so cool. It's like having our very own little Whole Foods except without all the downtown hipsters. I love the huge barrels of granola and oats and nuts. If I was 5 years old again I would SO be shoving my hands into them. Can you imagine what it would feel like to put your hand in a big barrel of oats? Probably pretty awesome. Anyway, I bought organic honey-roasted peanut butter. Mmmmm. And Erik got some zucchini-nut bread that he's already polished off. We're definitely going to have to go back some time soon.

Also, looks like my birthday's coming up in like nine days. Kinda snuck up on me. Can't believe I'm going to be 24. Honestly, most days I still feel like I'm 18. I guess I've grown up a little bit, though. Still, in six years I'm going to be 30. Damn. Not cool.

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