Are you a biter or an eater?

Oh oh oh
Where The Wild Things Are was amazing. Except for the lousy hipster soundtrack. Other than that, totally amazing, mind blowing, fantastic, ect. I'm writing a better review of WTWTA later, my eyes refuse to focus that long ATM.Run, don't walk, but don't bring the young kids, it seemed to kind of terrify the ones in our audience.
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AIM keeps acting really damned weird for anyone who got an offline message from me, it was because AIM keeps telling me you're online. All of you. And then you all get off again. Like, at the same time. Anyone I'm ignoring, your messages don't get through because AIM tells me I'm not online, despite the fact that I am very much online. And then it kicks me off, and back on. And that freezes up this computer. So forgiveness, pls.

*EDIT* gmail is doing it now too. It just refreshes over and over.
Firewall problem?

*edit II* It was firewall related. Fixed. It still won't open gmail, but at least AIM seems to work now.

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This not-even-slightly photoshopped picture really says all I need to say this week.

I never thought my life could be
Anything but catastrophe
But suddenly I begin to see
A couple of worms for me...


Writer's Block: Concert mania

What band are you dying to see live in concert that you've never seen before? Would you travel to a different city or state just to see them?
Oddly enough,  the bands I want to see in concert or have seen in concert already aren't my favorite bands by any stretch of the imagination.  I'll get in the spirit once I'm there, but tbh I've never seen the appeal of standing around for hours waiting to be deafened by music I could hear on a cd at home minus the drunks and BO. I used to LIVE for going down in the pit-probably for the same reason I used to get suspended every other week for fighting when I was in elementary school. I was fourteenish when Columbine happened...I slipped under the initial hysteria of "zero tolerance" policies by about six months.

That whole part of my life is a horrible mess I can hardly even talk about to other people unless it's through the anonymity of the internet...idk if it's because I'm still ashamed of how close I came to getting sent to therapuetic day school, or if it's because talking about all that inevitably leads to the question "Well WHY were you so angry?" and that's something I really don't like trying to explain...maybe another post. Anyway, back to the concert question.

 I'm an adult now or something, for some reason my employers frown on my coming to work with a black eye or broken toes every other week. Maybe since I can't mosh now, I'm just bitter and I don't want to see everyone else having fun. Maybe I really don't see the point in going if I just have to sit queitly.  I don't know.

Anyway, best concert I ever went to, My Chemical Romance. My sister wanted to go. Maybe it was just all the sweaty girl hormones in the air, but I totally got into it...those guys put on a damn fine show.

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Anyone with a TV and some time to kill today, pls pls pls check out Oprah to see my homegirl Jani Schofield, hallucinatory cats, rats and all...she's a schizophrenic seven year old who also happens to be a genius with an IQ of 140 something. She has hundreds and hundreds of hallucinatory friends. There are the rats (named after the days of the week) 400 the Cat, 100 Degrees and 24 Hours, and Sycamore Lendo (the cat singer), all living in a boiling desert world called Calalini.  Clips here if you want to see more.

Her parents are absolutely desperate for help as they try to get her education on far, they're just being jerked around by the school district.  So if this sort of thing interests you, ch-ch-check it out on Oprah today. And for those of you who are tired of me going on about this sort of shit, well...these are the sort of kids who will be in my classroom someday, so I have a vested interest in this sort of thing.


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I can't hide it, I'm stupid excited for 2014.

What about 2014? The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia!
After seeing that they were starting work on this super sci fi bug wing cocoon thing to house them---

My level of enthusiasm has raised to embarrassing levels, embarrassing as in having to preface conversations with "I know you don't care about sports but I just HAVE to tell you-" and signing up to send google alerts on the subject to my inbox.
Gymnastics time! I got into watching the gymnastics during the 94 summer ones  when my OCD was unbearable (to the point where I was not leaving the house at all during the day) and even though I'm less crazy now, I've kept track of the teams and who was up to what ever since.

I'm really not a joiner normally, and most sports bore the holy hell out of me, but on this, I'm totally sold. I already called my sister who replied  "I hate Russians." and hung up on me...maybe I should have waited until she was awake? Regardless, the Russians put together great gymnastic teams, I'm curious to see how well they turn out with the games in their own country. And maybe if ALL the gymnasts competing are over 16 this year, we won't get out asses handed to us quite as hard. Personally I'm a fan of dropping the age limit back down to 14,  but I'm not going to get into that right now...

I just realized that gymnastics are a SUMMER event. Google confirms this.
I. am. dense.
Damn. I'm gonna go drown my enthusiasm in a sink, brb.

*edited again to change my icon to something more appropriate to my crushing disappointment.


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Borrowed from tabby_renee :D

Go to Wikipedia.
2. Type in your birthday (just the month and day, not the year).
3. What is the most interesting event (to you) that has happened on your birthday?

1846 – Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.

1847 – The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness.

1939 – DC Comics publishes its second major superhero in Detective Comics #27; Batman.

# 1983 – Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit.1.


Writer's Block: Finders keepers?

If you found a $100 at the library, would you pocket it or turn it in? What about at a diner or pub? Confess!
Depends on where I found it. If I saw someone drop it, of COURSE I am going to give it back to them. And I always, always return money I find in wallets, if the wallet has an ID or contact info in it. If I just find cash however, it goes home with me. Heartless, I know, but I live in a huge city with a million+ people. My other options are leave it where it is and let someone else steal it (which would take about two minutes, probably less), or hand it in to lost and found so the store employees can steal it. I had a manager (!!!) at a really nice store try to steal my ipod once, by pretending they didn't have it in their lost and found, so I have no doubt 100 dollars would be pocketed like that.

Lost money rarely (if ever?) finds its' original owner in Las Vegas. I've found money when I was desperate for it, and I've also lost money...I hope it found someone who needed it. I think it's just a balancing of the citywide karmic scales...sometimes you're the spider and sometimes you're the fly...

Writer's Block: Scorching day

On a scorching day, do you prefer the beach or an air-conditioned movie theater?
The beach, obvs. I live in the desert, how many opportunities do I have to go to the beach? I'd honestly much rather be outside in the sand and the water than eating popcorn in a dark room  (and that is saying something because I love going to the movies). Lake Mead does not count, thank you very much. First of all it's less of a lake lately and more of a pond, and the last time I was on a jet ski out there I swear on Christ's nails that a dead goat floated by, buoyed by a raft of garbage.


I'm a mechanical music man (and I'm starting a fire)

Haven't posted much (at all) lately, busy getting ready for school in like, four days. Thinking a lot about my chosen path, and whether or not I'm actually cut out for the job...frustrations mount but I have to keep them to myself because nobody wants to hear it.
Maybe an LJ entry for all that later...maybe not. I sure like ellipses. I just noticed that...
Taking online(short term ends on October 31st):
Philosophy 102
Linguistics 101
Valuing Cultural Diversity
Intro to Classroom Management
Nevada School Law

Taking IRL starting in winter:
Intro To Special Education
Psychology 101 (fingers crossed I can get in, see below)
Principles of Educational Psychology (co-requisite is psychology 101, they're like conjoined twins that share a heart or something)

Still working full time. My books cost a lot.  Running at night again to keep from losing my mind. Hence the frustration, hence the lack of journaling lately. I'm going to be a good LJ friend again soon, I promise.
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