Friday, October 30, 2009

My weird musical musings

I've been on a weird youtube music video kick. Which is especially weird b/c I have never been into music videos.... not really sure why, but I don't really find music a "watching" activity. Well, I had this song in my head, not sure how or why, and I really had no idea who is was by or anything at all. It actually took me awhile to even find out via google. Now I feel awkward that I like a song that was released in '79..... Still, it's a good song. Fuck it.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

This is what happens when ppl think drugs are like special magic-candy....

A random message I received:

"What do you have against drugs? I mean really. A lot of hard-working, cool, respectable people do drugs; but so do a lot of irresponsible dipshit losers. It's not fair to make such a sweeping generalization. You could be limiting your circle of friends in a pretty regrettable way. Besides, even the term itself is debatable. There are pillheads out there doing way more damage to themselves with legal OxyContin prescriptions (etc etc) than some hippies smoking pot and eating mushrooms (etc etc) could ever dream of doing. Just sayin'."

Ok, fair enough. I don't normally even bother to get into these kind of debates, but let's see my response:

"Well, I didn't say anything particularly negative about drug users. At least not that I recall..... though I do tend to go off when I rant and I could have said something I wasn't paying attention to. No; it's true I look down on drug users. And I understand perfectly well that your points are valid. I have had many friends who used drugs. I have also watched many of those friends wash themselves down the drain of society. I don't doubt that there are people out there who can be successful and still indulge in their own personal vice. My qualm is mostly within myself. I personally dislike drugs and, despite my understanding that they are not entirely negative in all circumstances, I tend to look down upon people that do them. This is my vice. I judge people based on their actions, in this case it is sometimes before I know those people. I know I am limiting my circle of friends, but the fact is that I don't think it's fair to hang out with someone while silently thinking I am better than them. (Because while this may not be true, this is how is works in my head...) I have some friends who I have told this to, and apologized for the fact that I look down on them for their choices, and we have been able to remain friends. Despite my opinion on the matter I don't actively bash on people for the choices they've made. I just choose to ignore them, or avoid putting myself in circumstance where I would be uncomfortable.

I'm not saying that my thinking is 100% right all the time. I'm just saying that it's the way I am. I guess I'm just a stuck-up bitch? But at least I know it, lol."

So I just laid it out there. I was honest, but not rude. At least not by my standards, lol. And, to my endless surprise, I wasn't met with animosity for it.


"I must say, it all sounds more reasonable after your elaborations. I wouldn't call you a stuck-up bitch... at least, not now :)  

Well, good luck to you in all your drug free endeavors."

Well, that went well. Better than expected even. :)


I have this frequent habit of going to the hardware store, or any store for that matter, and looking for very strange things. This usually happens when I'm working on some bizarre project of mine that involves making something for cheaper than it would cost to buy it. The interesting part is when I have to figure out where in the store my "materials" would be located. This is difficult because I am not usually aware enough to think about what normal people would be using it for, which would help at least put me in the right direction.

Today's project was nylon mesh netting, or whatever you want to call it. They make these things to hang in your car that act as a barrier between the front and back seats. The reason this is important is because my cats like to climb all over me and anything else they can get to, which only seems potentially fatal when one contemplates driving cross-country and having them in the car for 4 days or so. So, long story short I was gonna buy one of these things online, but it was like $20. So I thought, "Maybe I can just find some netting and make my own."

Despite the simplicity of my intentions this seems to be where I went wrong. I wandered around Lowes' for awhile before actually getting a remotely intelligent person I could ask. They don't have it there and no one could really think of anything else it would be used for that would help point me in the right direction. The best the 2 Lowes' associates came up with was for me to try Pier 1 Imports..... I'm not sure why, but apparently they've seen nets there you can hang your stuffed animals in. I'm not sure if they're retarded, but that wouldn't have helped me. Some random passerby was intrigued by my outlandish request and began to brainstorm with us (the Lowe's worker and myself). He suggested I try an automotive store that would carry very similar nets as "cargo nets".

I was pleased, this was a great idea, except.....oh.............. wait for it, The fucking cargo net in the auto store is $25, thus 100% completely fucking eliminating an chance I had at saving money. I guess it's back to the drawing board.

Grown up time for the kid at heart.

I went to the gym this morning and, while in the shower, I realized that all my shower products are orange. They are also all little kids products, lol. And they all smell yummy, which is the best part. Shampoo smells like melon, or something, body wash smells, or something, and spray conditioner smells like green apple. I'm good enough to eat. I don't want to grow up. :)


I have a twitter now. Although I've never really liked the concept so I don't know how much I may use it.....

I also have no fucking idea what I'm doing, lol. >_< techwhore

Friend Sap (non-tree related...)

I look back now on alot of the people I once considered friends, and I realize how completely, 100% different I am from those people. There may have been a time when I regretted not keeping people around, or thought that I did something to drive them away, but now I really don't care. I'm who I am today due, in part, to the people I left behind. That will always be changing.

and, to those who are my friends now (you know who you are, even if I'm not always sure): I love you all and I'm grateful for the time we've had. I don't mean to leave more people behind, because I tend to like the ones I have now, so stay in touch. And be comforted in the fact that I don't think I will find myself looking back on any of you and wondering what the fuck I was thinking.


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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Final touches

Dun dun Duuuun.

Supposed to be getting new tires tomorrow. This will be our last real expense before the move, as it is actually necessary. My grampa is even getting me his discount on the tires, which is awesome.

Although I am a little worried that my grandparents might also try to pay for them. My grampa is supposed to be having surgery next week and they have all kinds of expenses at the moment; I have already told them that I wouldn't be able to accept even if they did offer to buy us tires just to be nice, because they need all the money they have right now.

In other news Dahlia is back on a liquid diet due to a rectal prolapse and things are nerve-racking in that department. However, he has been doing good since his last vet visit last Thursday and even though I can tell he is still having trouble going to the bathroom he is actually able to go.... hence the liquid diet. Watching a 3 foot long Tegu try to attack a bowl full of baby food is just a priceless sight. I might have to take some video next time and post it, lol.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Topher's unaired badassery

I couldn't find this online anywhere so I felt the need to post it myself. This is Topher's monologue from the unaired pilot of Dollhouse. He and Boyd are debating the doll's behavior....

"Does that tie keep you warm?
It's just what grown up men do in our culture, they put a piece of cloth around their necks so they can assert their status and recognize each other as non-threatening kindred. You wear the tie because it never occurred to you not to. You eat eggs every morning, but never at night. You feel excitement and companionship when rich men, you've never met put a ball through a net. You feel guilty, maybe a little suspicious, every time you see that Salvation Army Santa. You look down for at least half a second if a woman leans forward and your stomach grumbles every time you drive by a big golden arch, even if you weren't hungry before. Everybody's programmed."

I love this little speech, especially since Topher Brink is fucking awesome. He follows the whole thing up with what has to be one of the best lines ever:

"This is cutting edge science, in a house full of hot chics."

Best. Line. Ever.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Drugs are bad, mmkay?

I'm not always keen on trying or doing new things, but if I'm going to do something I go all out.

For instance, I don't like taking drugs. In this category I include normal, over-the-counter medications. However, I'm certainly not going to take something if I don't think it will do it's job.

I get really bad headaches. They can be so bad that when I let them go untreated for too long I ended up spending a hellish evening in the ER. Now, I take something for it before I get to the point where nothing short of an IV will help. I really don't want that to happen again....mostly because I fucking hated having an IV in my arm.

I'm also sick right now. But I will only take medication if something gets to the point of being unbearable. When my throat was so sore that I couldn't talk I went to the grocery store and got the cold medicine with the highest dose of Acetaminophen. I'm not sure why every other medicine had the same amount except this one, but I had been taking headache medicine for a cold, so I figured I needed something else. I'm also really big on only taking medicine for the specific symptoms I have. At first, when it was only the sore throat I didn't need medicine that also included drugs for congestion, sneezing, etc.

A large part of my reasoning behind not taking various forms of drugs to begin with is that it does not tend to easily affect me. I'm not sure why, but as far as I have noticed my body doesn't respond normally to chemicals. Also, at least in the case of taking medicine, I tend to ignore or overlook things until they get so bad that I'm unable to ignore them. Once I get to that point I'm usually beyond the help of 250mg.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Exploding children

among the many reason i love my boyfriend:

(after a random convo).....
Roger: it's ok, their kids will be dumb and have stds
Me: lmao, true. our kids will pwn minds.
Roger: no shit. they'll also have more arrogance than humanly containable
Me: lmao, omg they will explode!