14 November 2010 @ 03:52 pm
  • Last night I had a really eccentric dream about a baseball amusement park where you could meet the Giants when you got off the ride and everything was in French. And hockey players were involved because of course they were. 
  • I am at the part of the semester where I simultaneously have nothing and everything under control because of the amount of papers and books I am trying to finish for many different projects. So I am constantly waffling through moments of strutting "we bad" moments and moments of pure abject terror. 
  • I got a new flickr account (Here!) and have been slowly uploading my pictures onto it. There are pictures of various sporting events, but right now there are mainly pictures of Russia, as well as various other vacations I have gone on, and random other stuff I found on my external hard drive. 
  • Starting winter break I need to: 1. start looking/sign up for French language programs, 2.find a job where I can work while I write my thesis, 3. start my PhD planning. 
  • My SF Giants world series gear is a city away from me (I have been tracking my order since it shipped) and it's Sunday so I have to wait until tomorrow or Tuesday for it >:| Bitches. 
  • I need to work on an exact plan for my vacation and get a bus ticket from DC to NYC for this winter and I need to start exercising again.
FML I am so busy
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 It's been a week since the Giants won the world series and I still burst into happy smiles and laughter over it. Which is good because now that the semester is coming to an end (and I am already suffering from exhaustion) I need something happy to cling onto while I do the end of semester burning the candle at both ends thing that tends to happen. I've already gotten stress everything going on right now so I need some cheer. 

Which is probably how I ended up going to three hockey games this past week. I don't even know what my life is right now but I managed to go to all three games and got all my reading done for this week even though my Thursday class got moved to Tuesday night. And I read for my end of year research projects too. I need to write the papers for this week and am probably going to write an extra book review to get it out of the way. 

I also ended up getting a kids pack because it was cheap and had all Jonas Hiller gear and I get to go to a free game. Whatever. I totally didn't even bother acting like I was buying it for someone else. They shouldn't hand them out in adult medium and say there is no age limit if they are going to judge me about it anyway. When I go to the parties for them I am going to pretend that the rest of my family is "just around here somewhere!" Problem solved.

My grandma and I have started speaking to each other in French again. Which is both really really awesome and fucking ridiculous because I speak France/Parisian French and she speaks Quebecois French so sometimes our wires cross. Which is par for the course in our English conversations so it's not all that surprising that it happens in French as well.

What is really funny about this is that my Grandfather can only curse in Quebecois French so we'll be in the kitchen talking and he just starts shouting things like "Manges d'la marde!" and "bais mon cul!" and then I usually go "TABERNAC. Tu es un trou du cul! " And my Grandma cracks up and tells him to shut the fuck up in English.

This is what happens when you live with people from Maine. You get bossed into not hating Boston teams (except the red sox. there is no one on this earth that can make me like them even remotely) and you get roped into a Quebecois French swear off while trying to have a normal conversation. My grandma found out my teacher was going to Rhode Island and she wanted me to ask him how the seafood was. People from New England are out of their minds. The end.

My dad went to a coffee convention and brought me back this microwaveable reusable mug and a bunch of tea so I've been on a tea kick for a week now. Drinking 2-3 cups of tea and 2 cups of decaf pumpkin coffee a day. Apparently he's going to get me into a coffee convention next year. I have a feeling it's going to be like when Godzilla battled Mothra and I am going to get banished. 

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31 October 2010 @ 07:52 pm


Fear the Beard
This weekend was a success (although it was absolutely exhausting). I got to see Martin Brodeur and Jonas Hiller face off and it was awesome. Both goalies did a good job (even though Jonas's team refused to have any puck handling or passing skills whatsoever). Saturday I got up early and made it just in time to win a pumpkin and ducks tickets.

I freehanded a sketch of Brian Wilson and his epic beard and ended up with a fairly decent pumpkin this year. Then I read my book before I drove to my mom's house. We had dinner reservations before our concert so we ate and then rocked out to the Oingo Boingo cover band. My step dad didn't like them so we left early (he was grouchy because he drank a lot and it was expensive and I didn't want to deal with the grouch) and I ended up completely crashing when I got home. 

Today I started my other book and am almost done reading it. Tomorrow I'll write the paper for it and then finish the other book. My Giants are also kicking some ass in Texas and it would be the best Halloween if they won it and made the Bush family weep.  

28 October 2010 @ 02:02 pm
 This weekend is going to be ridiculously busy so I need to get as much schoolwork as possible done as fast as possible. So of course that means I wake up this morning so painful that I feel like I am going to throw up if I move, right? Of course. Thankfully Advil created this wonderful migraine medication that actually works on migraines (for me) so I managed to get the pain down to a manageable level so I can read for school. 

Speaking of school... We attempted to meet at a bar for class but everyone seemed to forget a little thing called the world series was going on so bam everything was packed. So we went to this sushi bar where the manager harassed us for two and a half hours and called the mall cop on us. Are you kidding me with this? 

At least my Giants beat the Rangers. Are you kidding me with this 11 run score? We had something like 26 runs for the NLDS and NLCS COMBINED and we almost got half that in one game? What? I mean we have hitters on our team, but I guess we are used to NL hard core pitchers. Not to say Cliff Lee is a bad pitcher, just that we are used to having to barely squeak by with a few runs. It's mind blowing and awesome. 

Today I am probably going to watch the replay of game one since I missed it, then game two is on. Tomorrow I am going to the Ducks vs NJ Devils game to see Martin Brodeur play in real life (I love Goalies above all other things!) as well as see Hiller be awesome. Then Saturday I am going to dinner and an oingo boingo cover band concert with my parents (because I am so totally cool!). Sunday I have a halloween thing to go to only if I have a good chunk of my homework done. 

Obviously I have a lot of things to do and not much time to do it so I am going to peace out and read for class. At least I have an article on urban gardens to read to cheer me up, right?
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22 October 2010 @ 06:29 pm
  • The Giants lost last night and it was fucking depressing. At least I didn't have to suffer through watching the game. Saturday is the next game and I plan on drinking my way through it. 
  • Last night I finally got to see some of my friends and we went to a gay bar to watch a drag show. My favorite fierce bitch from Ru Paul's Drag Race/U was there (Shannel!!!!) and she is seriously even more hardcore fierce in real life than on the tv (I was proud that I managed to maintain eye contact when it happened). It was awesome! The other two drag queens and the drag king were also really really good. Excellent outfits and song choices all around. Too bad it's during my class though because otherwise I would go hang out every week. :/ My life
  • I am currently watching the Blues/Hawks game. Let me tell you that I am way too fond of the Blues. It's ridiculous and I love them and I don't really care. They are totally holding there own against the Hawks too. 
  • I am actually ahead in school right now. Let's keep this up, yeah?
  • NEWS FLASH: I still don't give a shit about football!
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19 October 2010 @ 02:54 pm
The past few weeks have been insanely busy and mellow all at the same time.
  • The Giants have been steadily plunking their way through the playoffs. I am completely on edge every game but it's so awesome to see them in the NLCS. I seriously. I can't even put into words how much I love this team and how happy I am for them. Happy and sort of drunk because I can't watch their games sober anymore.
  • My writing has been improving and I've been getting As instead of Cs on papers in this one hardcore class I am in. The teacher is really tough grading wise but this will do nothing but help me improve. His suggestions have helped me go from taking days to hours to write papers and to get a better grip on the arguments and points in books so it's kind of awesome. 
  • All my teachers were in their offices yesterday, which is seriously unheard of, so I talked about my historiography, got my two independent study forms filled out and approved, talked to one professor about class and had a random conversation with a former professor in French in the hallway. 
  • I will officially be in DC and NYC from December 20th to January 12th if any of my east coast people want to hit me up when I am there.
Other than this I've just been doing a lot of reading and research and watching a lot of hockey, baseball and soccer. My life is kind of boring and stressful all at once right now. 

Now I've got to write a paper for thursday and start reading for my historiographies.

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11 October 2010 @ 10:42 pm
  • Bought a tennis racket and have been playing by myself at the handball courts by my house (cue The Incredible Hulk's The Lonely Man Theme)
  • Changed the way I take notes when I read books in order to improve my academic skills (so far so good)
  •  I think I may have developed a certain level lactose intolerance when I turned into a hippie vegetarian and quit drinking a lot of milk. Something that gets me tons of lectures from my grandmother ("I thought you LIKED milk!" "It tastes funny now! I just have it in my cereal!")
  • The SF Giants won the last two games in a row and won the NLDS. Now they are moving on to the NLCS. Mah team! 
  • HOCKEY TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys. IT'S HOCKEY SEASON! So far the games have been nuts and it's just going to get more intense as the season gets further along.
  • I need to burn new cds for my car. If I have to listen to these ones for another 3 years then I am going to explode.
  • I am so fucking boring right now. The end
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08 October 2010 @ 11:39 pm
 WHY DO THE GIANTS HATE ME? I am now drunk because I have low tolerance for liquor and drank a bunch of JD to comfort myself after this stupid loss. WHAT THE FUCK, DEFENSE? WHAT THE FUCK. SCORING ON ERRORS. DIE. WHY DO YOU HATE MATT CAIN, GIANTS? WHY

Now I am too annoyed to be a real person so I am making fun of Pronger on a hockey community and talking about pranking people and how much I suck at facebook. THE END.
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08 October 2010 @ 10:29 am
 Hockey season started on the same day as the Giants playoff game was so I was flipping back and forth and double heart attacking, but both the Avalanche and the Giants won. Motherfucking Lincecum got a shut out. Boom. 

Now I have to go finish reading this book since I read 100 pages of it yesterday and got distracted by sports (it was my day off!!). It involves Napoleon though so I can't be too heartbroken about having to read it. It's one of the only books that I've read in class in graduate school that actually involves France in a major capacity. I've had to read books on French gardens and colonial urbanism in my free time for research papers. Like a nerd.

Man at some point I am going to turn into a functioning social person and have more posts that involve friends or dates but I mean really. Then I'd have to get over my introversion and homework guilt. 

At least next week my class is meeting in the pub! That should go over well! This week: STRESS TEARS IN PUBLIC. Next week: DRUNK OFF ONE BEER IN PUBLIC.

Ok now I am actually going to read and not go on to look at more goalie helmet art.

Edit: I forgot to add this in before, but my grandmother ripped tendons in her foot again this week. This is the third time she's re-hurt this foot since she tore her ACL in April. I am scared that she's going to cripple herself permanently and not be able to walk if she doesn't slow down. The problem is that even when she's injured she doesn't respect her limits so she just goes her normal speed and ends up hurting herself worse and she is 75 so her age doesn't make it any easier on here either. :/ Between this and my grandpa not being able to really use his arm it's a mess over here. Wish us luck.
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01 October 2010 @ 10:51 am
It's gotten to the point where over half my internet tabs are related to school research. Which is the marker of when school has really and truly kicked into overdrive. I am trying to motivate myself to read around 400 pages and writing two papers a week while also plunking away at two 25 page research papers. I've gone into academic mode so that's helping me get focused and stay motivated. Well, that and the fact that this is my last semester of non-independent study classes. 

I've also gone to ducks training camp to watch their goalies, a Muse concert, have been learning new songs on the guitar, been watching a lot of Giants (we only have to win one game to win the division this weekend) and hockey games and have been walking on the beach. On top of all this I am also kicking my French re-learning goal into high gear. Needless to say, this all amounts to me not being around that much. 

Now I am going to do some reading/school shenans before I go out to dinner and a Tom Petty/Joe Cocker concert with my step dad.
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14 September 2010 @ 11:13 pm
This weekend was fucking ridiculous. Thursday I got robbed from hockey tickets by assholes running bots to jack up prices on stub hub after I woke up at 7am. I am still pissed off about this. RAH! RAH! 
  • Friday  went to get coffee with my friend and then we went to world market, REI and Ikea because of course we did. Doesn't everybody go to ikea and have happy seizures over the closet section? Then I went home and dealt with baseball shenans because the Giants are neck and neck with the motherfucking Padres for the top spot in the NL west and for the wild card spot with the Braves and I am seriously going to split a seam or have a heart attack. It's been 7 years since we've made it to post-season. Can my team PLEASE go and win? 
  • Saturday is when things got even weirder. I watched the Giants-Padres game and then my friend called me to go get food. That was normal but then afterwards we ended up crashing a party. I got a bit tanked on Sam Adams seasonal beer and played rock band drums. People kept coming up and high fiving me and shit afterwards. It was ridiculous because I am an introvert and am actually usually indifferent to or terrified of talking to people so being able to go and be a normal person around other people was a bit of a mindfuck and then having people be really interested in being around me was weird. Oh well. I am just gonna try to roll like this around people from now on instead of flipping out and trying to flee.  ONE DAY I WILL BE ABLE TO HANDLE TALKING TO GROUPS OF PEOPLE LARGER THAN FIVE! My life.
  • At this same party someone decided to do Nine in the Afternoon even though they didn't know the song so they thrust the microphone out for someone to save them so I ended up drunkenly singing Nine in the afternoon PERFECTLY after hitting myself in the face with the microphone and making myself bleed. Because of course I did 
Sadly my Giants lost to the Dodgers tonight on an unearned run and now I want to go barf in my own mouth. This and the rules my professor sent me for writing papers makes me want to go punch walls. Well. Punch walls if I wasn't non-violent.
I like how this was a "big" weekend for me. Look at my sad academic life and laugh and laugh. I know you want to. 
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09 September 2010 @ 10:33 pm
 Last night's class was a mess, I was really sick, and the Giants lost. Then I couldn't get to bed until around 3 am then I woke up at five and kept waking up and falling back asleep until 6:45 then I had to get up to talk to [ profile] marienne_made about hockey tickets (We now have caps/pens tickets!!!) because that's how we roll. So after I woke up after going back to sleep I was expecting today to be even shittier because seriously that's how it usually goes. So I torture myself through writing another paper and then my friend came and picked me up for class and seriously. Everything got better. 

Class went really well, the discussion was interesting and I found out one of the best PhD programs for world history is in Pittsburgh, SCORE. Then I get home and the Giants beat the Padres making them only one game away again from being at the top of the NL west and Posey, Huff Daddy and Uribe homered. Then I check my phone and my mom had called to tell me that she bought tickets for us to go see the Avalanche play the Kings in February. Sparkles were seriously trailing me as I started shedding love everywhere and it was ridiculous.

Now I have to go to bed and get up at 7am again to buy Pens tickets. Also I need to get Rangers tickets, but I need to work that out with [ profile] radiophonic and [info]yeahrobots . ANYWAY. Time for bed.
30 August 2010 @ 06:16 pm
This year, since I was done working for the summer, I decided to go with my mom and step dad to the summer picnic for my work. Basically another intern (whom I met last year and got to know better this year) was going and I wanted to catch up with her and say goodbye before she went back to Idaho for school. Other than hanging out and walking with my friend, the rest of the picnic was basically me scoping out and swooping in on grilled corn on the cob (I didn't want to wait in line when everyone else figured out it was ready), buying coffee at the beach snack hut (Seriously. A pepsi is not coffee, mom. Gosh) and being obsessed with barbeque sauce. Business as usual. 

Then we headed back to my mom's house and I thought I was going to peace out and head home, but my step dad was going to the driving range to hit some golf balls and invited me to tag along. So I did and it was fun even though I haven't been golfing in 6 or 7 years (you could tell. hurr durr). Then we got Japanese food at Full Moon (I got vegetable tempura and vegetable udon. And they were excellent as per usual) and hung around the house until I was seriously starting to fall asleep at the table watching my mom play farmville. 

I almost forgot to mention what they got me for my birthday. I really didn't even expect anything because they have been taking me to hockey games and concerts and I never really think of presents so I was surprised. They ended up getting me a Zombie combat manual and a home canning kit. I find it oddly heart warming that when my parents think of me they think of zombies and cookware because that's pretty much a core part of me. Actually, before I left for Russia my step dad and I had a huge talk about Jalepeno jelly and how he's going to have me come over the next time he makes it so I can make some for myself and how my mom is going to get a strawberry jam recipe from my other grandmother for me. So this makes sense. 

Birthday Shenans )
My grandma, of course, thought the idea of me canning was hilarious (Even though I help her can pickles, beets and relish all the time. Thank you very much) until I mentioned the jalepeno jelly. Then she was all over the idea. Of course it's a good idea that I can her a bunch of jalapeno jelly! Hello. How dare I try to jar anything else for any other reason.

After I had that conversation and made some sun tea, which led to more heckling from my grandmother (because she's from New England and doesn't get things like sun tea and sweet tea and molasses in pecan pie. I am not even kidding at all about this. There are arguments about whether or not I am making these things up ALL THE TIME) I headed out to my friend's house for brunch. My friend had done the same river cruise in Russia that I did so we exchanged stories and talked about the different places we ended up at and Russia in general. I ended up staying for 10 hours and talking with her and her boyfriend about sports, life, Russia, whatever before people came over for Fantasy Football drafting or something and my friend and I worked on maps for the history classes she teaches. Historians are seriously odd ducks because we got waaaaaay too into the maps and yelling over Africa etc etc. 

I spent all of today running errands for my grandmother (who is pretty sure she tore a tendon in her other leg) cleaning, getting rid of stuff, re-organizing things, looking at knitting patterns etc etc. Well. That and looking at new food/recipe blogs I found. HELLO. What else would I be doing on the internet? Really?

Other random things from today:
  • Manny Ramirez got bounced from the Dodgers to the White Sox because he's failing them and the White Sox were the failiest out of the teams vying for him. Oh baseball. Your face
  • The Giants won their game 9-7 after some failboaty losses to the Reds and the Dbags. 
  • Biznasty announced he is bringing back his ridiculously offensive twitter. I cannot wait. 
  • Kovalchuk's other contract proposal got denied. This is the most entertaining signing that has happened this offseason. It's so ridiculous when you see Nicky Lars easily getting his approved and signed months ago and Kovalchuk keeps failboating it up right down to the wire.  
  • I found (or refound) Fidel Castro's online blog. AMAZING. It's the crackiest political shit ever. You are right with his arguments and points until he goes off on some nutbag tangent about the US or something. It's such a slap in the face every time and you just get startled by it. 
This week was a nice mix of going to bed at 10pm and waking up at 6am and then going to bed at 8pm and then waking up at 4am. Then to shake it up a bit more I went to bed at 10pm and woke up at 4am today. This is going to get shitty when I start classes that end at 9:30. I cannot be crashing out in the middle of class. 

Speaking of class I have to go deal with the syllabus my professor FINALLY posted three days before we have class. Thanks. 
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05 August 2010 @ 07:26 pm
 Oh hey remember that terrible hateful proposition that got passed in my state and made me cry? It got declared unconstitutional by a California judge yesterday. How good it is to be a Californian again. 
09 July 2010 @ 10:06 pm
 Today I got my official "advancement to candidacy" confirmation letter in the mail. I think I have to file to graduate next spring after I've completed all my classes, but I am not sure. You have to apply for graduation a year before you are supposed to graduate. This amuses and confuses me so I have to email my thesis chair and confirm that this is real life. 

That reminds me. I need to go through the book list for next semester and pick what books I am going to read for one of my classes and then go to the library. This sounds really ridiculous, but I think I need to make a book timeline and prioritize what books I am going to read and the order I am going to read them in. I mean I already have sort of done this in my head, but if I force myself into a timeline it may pay off more in the long run. IDK. I feel like this summer doesn't really leave me much time/energy to get the hardcore theory books read so maybe if I read the true facts history books about Cambodia, Ivory Coast and Montreal I can get more read. 

This summer is just Bananas. During the regular school year I am busy all the time, but it's usually busy with school so it's just staying in the house and reading/writing, but the summer is a 40 hour work week + driving an hour each way every day plus getting up at 5:30am. I feel that when I have the time to read, that I am too exhausted to really get anything read properly  without taking forever to get it read and analyzed and notes typed up, etc. 

There is this local tv commercial for a car dealership run by this one man, Cal Worthington. They've always played the commercials on tv since I was young and so I've watched this man grow older as I've grown older. Only now he's 90 years old and he's lost a lot of his ability to move and whenever I see the commercials I get really ridiculously sad because I've watched him deteriorate and I know he's going to die soon. So I keep changing the channel when it comes on because it's ALWAYS coming on when I am watching sports and I can't cope with it for some reason. It's very strange to have such an urgent and violent burst of compassion and sadness for someone I have no personal connection with. 
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07 July 2010 @ 07:06 pm
Got my visa for Russia. Woop woop. (I spend waaaaaaay too much time talking to Jackie B. Actually I don't speak to her nearly enough. We need to get this commune plan to be real life ASAP). 

Just spent way too much time reading an article on stamp price rates and *hands* forgot that I was posting. Life skills. 

Can we please talk about that Germany-Spain game? Spain got their shit together finally and Germany got boned out of a few goals because Spain's goalie decided to be a real boy. *Hands* Now, no matter who wins, a team that has never won a World Cup will win it. HOW COOL IS THAT??? So cool. I am rooting for the Netherlands, even though I am fine with either team winning, just saying. 

I utterly and totally sugar crashed today. It was a nightmare because they took us to do this weird project right as I was going to eat my yogurt and I was fine until 12 when I just felt my sugar levels drop (It was really fucking bizarre) and then I had to walk aaaalllllll the way to the other building and I was just shaking and it was utterly ridiculous. Of course I didn't have any of my glucose tablets with me so I was fucked until I could eat my lunch. The shaky feeling still hasn't gone away even though it's been 7 hours so I took a glucose pill and am hoping that I quit feeling nauseated and shaky before bed. Hypoglycemia can suck it. 

EDIT: Jackie magically came on AIM and this is the first thing we started to talk about: 
hurr durr )
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04 July 2010 @ 04:27 pm
 Totally had a jacked up Zombie dream last night. For some reason Alexander Semin was with me fighting zombies. I have the most vivid zombie dreams too so when I woke up I was confused that I wasn't standing next to him whacking zombies with a baseball bat. Talk about a let down.

Also my cousin/his wife/kid are here so now there are 7 people in our house. Rah! Actually it's not that bad. My cousin knows what a total fuck up/crazy pants individual my dad is so it's nice to have someone GET why this is fucked up. Also we went mini-golfing and idk why but the golf place gave us this card with points on it and you could only go on one course, but we realized nothing was monitoring us so we played two rounds of mini golf. I got two holes in one even though I seriously tend to happy gilmore whack the shit out of the ball without aiming about halfway through any course set because it gets to the point where I realize that aiming and being gentle isn't working so fuck it here's the ball, windmill. 

Tomorrow I have to drive to LA. FML. At least I get to to to Amoeba records. WHICH REMINDS ME! Give me music recs! I am starting to listen to three albums in a loop again. 
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03 July 2010 @ 09:22 pm
 It's only 8:14 pm? Really? I feel like I was uber productive and waffly at the same time. Like woops I made an entire weeks' worth of food in one day and then I sat there and giggled over Henrik Zetterberg's picture on wikipedia when I was looking at his stats. Then I read Kafka, then I lost my shit over this Bravo show "Bethanny Getting Married" (I think?) and now I am marathoning it because everything she says is cracking me up so hard. Then I am typing up my notes on Said and then I am listening to this jazz/rain combo tumblr made me seduce myself with and looking at world cup pictures on tumblr. Is this my future? Am I going to be 60 and alone and listening to motherfucking yanni drunk off my ass with my cats laughing at espn? Is this what's going to happen?

Then I started learning a bunch of Joy Division songs and jizzed in my pants. Day over. Nothing could possibly top this ok? 

I need to move the liquor bottles out of my room. I look like a fucking alcoholic with vodka on my dresser and JD on my desk. Like my room is a motherfucking speak easy and you have to say the password at the door and do the charleston in order to drink rum out of a bathtub, ok? What is this.  

Also the World Cup was amaaaaaaazing. Well. Watching Germany beat the shit out of Argentina was amazing. "I laughed, I cried. It was better than Cats."

If it's not a Netherlands vs Germany final then there is something wrong with this world. More so than usual. More so than the amount of liquor I have in the cabinets. It's shaming me. "Your friend gave you all this liquor not because she was moving to Texas, but because she wanted you to be shamed every time you went to eat some cereal." "This is the rum speaking. SHAAAAAAAAAAAAME." 
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13 June 2010 @ 10:46 am
 This weekend has been ridiculously busy so far. 

Friday I drove from work to the Largo in LA to go see Henry Rollins, who hasn't performed in LA in a few years, speak. I had bought tickets for saturday, but they had over sold and so I went and saw him on Friday instead and ended up getting placed in the front row to make up for the switch. Which was a very classy move and was something I did not expect. The Largo is seriously an excellent venue all around and I wish there were more shows relevant to my interests there. 

I had driven to LA straight from work because after 5:30 it's a total nightmare to deal with the traffic going north so I just talked to [ profile] marilla82 and [ profile] marienne_made on the phone as I walked around target and then went to go get a sandwich from subway. Let me tell you that their veggie subs are WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than any of the meat filled subs that I have had there. What a motherfucking switch that was. I was like "eugh subway" and now I am like "SPINACH ON A SUUUUUUUUUUUUUB." Fucking nerd.  ANWAY Henry Rollins is seriously a really nice, smart, stand up guy and I totally love him as a human being as well as a musician/comedian/whatever. He's so hilarious too. It's ridiculously amazing how he can seriously go from talking about the charity that the proceeds from the ticket could go to to something super fucking ridiculous to something serious like Apartheid and then onto something else ridiculous without breaking the moment or making less of the severity of the situation etc etc. I really really adore his stupid face and if you have any sense in you, you should go see him perform. Seriously one of my favorite people ever. So genuine. 

Saturday I was invited to a birthday party in the evening and a world cup party in the morning. So I basically  got up at 5:30 am on Friday, drove to RSM/south Orange County, drove to LA, drove home, went to bed at 2 am because I was too amped from Henry Rollins to sleep right away, woke up at 8:30 am Saturday, took a shower, drove to the WC party at 10am, drank/ate and watched the game and hung out until 4:30 pm-ish, then drove home to pick up the food for the party, drove to Long Beach at 5pm, then drank/ate/whatever until 12 and then drove home. Exhausting and I still smell like bonfire smoke, but what a motherfucking amazing day it was. Totally worth it.

Today I am just going to laze about/ read and then maybe drive to Long Beach to see Exit Through the gift shop before I drive to Huntington Beach to watch the season premier of True Blood. 

Ps. What the fuck, World Cup? What the actual fuck have the games been so far? YOUR LIFE! This shit better stop at the group stages. Let me tell you. I AM LOOKING AT YOU, FRANCE AND ENGLAND AND ARGENTINA ETC. 

Also I would like to thank and cuddle [ profile] tanisafan for the extremely helpful World Cup spreadsheet she made and sent to me to keep track of the point/win-loss shenanigans.
06 June 2010 @ 02:50 pm
Finally finished that weird book I had to read for my thesis, which had a brilliant introduction by Sartre, and then got 80 pages into another one before I realized that it was too specifically focused on Algeria for me to gain anything from it to use to approach other decolonization processes. So now I am on to reading a book by Edward Said, whose work I adore, and then some by Homi Bhabha. I love their work so much. It's not unbiased by any means but it provides rilliant Post-Colonial theories to use when thinking about wars of decolonization, developing nations, etc. 

Sports: Baseball, World Cup, Hockey )

Last night my friend had a True Blood season 2 marathon and season two was just as fucking annoying as I remembered but it has enough really really good parts to make it even out. Even though my friend kept shouting about how hot Erik is. Which, hello duh, but seriously if you have nothing to say beyond that it gets obnoxious. Blah blah blah my feelings rant rant rah. 

Tomorrow I start work and have to get up at 5:30 = cranky mccrankerson. I've been trying to alter my sleep schedule but we'll see how successful I am tomorrow. Speaking of work I need to go pack my lunch and get my stuff set out etc. Also I should make green bean curry and go to the library today and get more books but that means changing out of my pjs and leaving my room. Eugh being an adult is hard work, guys. 
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