Sunday, November 28, 2004

THis is only funny because I used to have a geocities website.

went and saw The Icredibles yesterday... and I realized how similar it is in plot to Watchmen. The superheroes go underground, the villian who tries to become a hero by attacking the city with some monster, the middle-aged angst... but then it owes a lot to the Fantastic Four, as well obviously.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

I'm off

to Erie to spend thanksgiving with my grandparents and extended family. Should be good times. I need the break.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Travel plans for Christmas

ok... currently, the plan is to be with my mom in Erie for a few days, then go to D.C. on Dec 19th, and be there until the 2nd of Jan, when I'll go to Tel Aviv until the 15th and then return to Erie through Newark and Cleveland.


I had a weird dream last night, and it got me kind of depressed. It was at the old house on Okla dr. where I grew up, but it wasn't quite the same house. It seemed to be up on a hill, and the deck ran all around the house, connecting to the front porch. I have no idea how old I was in this dream, but our first dog, Dadi, was still alive, and was running around under the deck as she used to from time to time.
That's what depressed me. I know I still missed her, but I hadn't really thought about it for a while. She was a great dog, and was my parents' first child, really. I think this all came out of a combination of looking at pictures of ute dogs on the internet and my next poetry assignment, which is supposed to be about a specific year of our childhood. Or maybe I just want things to seem simple again, like they did back then. I don't know.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Super Geek

Got The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol 2 in the mail yesterday. It had been backordered when my parent's sent me my birthday stuff. Thanks, mom and dad!

Unhinged is out! I'm sorely tempted to attend the release tournament tomorrow... but probably won't.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

I'm slacking in my posts again. But I haven't really had much to say, I'm afraid.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

well... a couplea things to say.
One: got kidnapped and taken to Compadres for my birthday. Good times. Ordered a strawberry margharita, 'cause what's a21st birthday without some form of alchohol?
two: Sam is cool. Why? Because he bought Enjoy Every Sandwich, a Warrwen Zevon tribute album, and let me copy it to my computer. It's kinda weird hearing other people sing his songs, but they do a good job, and their hearts are in it.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004


Monday, November 08, 2004

BIrthday update!

Talked to grandma yesterday, and my parents today. Also recieved a box from Amazon in the mail that contained a bunch of stuff my parents' ordered for me. Like Warren Zevon and Moody Blues CDs. And Citizen Kane. And History of the World Part I. And a copy of Night in the Lonesome October, which Neil Gaiman suggested in his book Smoke and Mirrors.
correction: the above book is not the one I meant. THe correct book is one with a very similar title: A Night in the lonesome October

Also; it's snowing. Which means getting my winter stuff from Erie on Saturday was a good idea after all.

Happy birthday me!

I'm 21 today! Woo-hoo. I feel old! And I can legally do things I have no intention of doing! ANd it's Monday! oh. wait. strike that last one.

Friday, November 05, 2004

So I was watching CSI

and, as usual, I learned something new. Apparently, there's a condition called Mosiacism, that occurs when two seperate, fertilized embryos merge together, reulting in one animal with two different kinds of DNA. THis intrigues me. It feels like a good impetus for a short story.

So I tried to fix my shoes

because the sole was coming off my left sneaker. I used Krazyglue. I've since looked at their website, which says it is "not reccomended for cloth surfaces". The reason, as I discovered, is that it causes them to burn and put off noxious fumes. I think I'll try Elmer's. Or Duct tape.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.


Well, I can't say I'm surprised. Dissapointed perhaps but not surprised. Things didn't go the way I wanted, but I had my say in them, so I feel good. And I'm pretty sure, as Ade has pointed out, that we will all survive another four years under W.
It was a close race, yes, but I feel like Kerry did the right thing by conceding when he did. He didn't really stand much of a chance, and politically, it was a good idea not to drag everything out like we did last time. People wanted a clear answer, and nobody would have heard the end of it if he'd fought decisions all the way no matter how it turned out in the end.
I have considered leaving the country after I graduate, but ultimately it will be an issue of affordability and desire at the time. I would get out more than halfway through the president's second term, so it seems kinda pointless. Still want to leave for my own mental health and the experience of living abroad on my own for once. Greece is nice. Maybe I'll think some more about going there.
Which reminds me: there's an EL Term in Greece again this summer, and I really want to go -- it's with my advisor and her husband, both of whom I've had literature and creative writing classes with, and I really like them both. Plus, they know Greece really well, and won't take us to the touristy places. He's promised us that.

Monday, November 01, 2004


I feel old. And disillusioned about Halloween. I used to enjoy it so much,
but now... nothing. I haven't really thought about a costume, and I feel
like I'm not really gonna enjoy the party tonight. But I'll go because it's
possible I'm wrong. It may just be that the weather has me down, or stress
from school, or my upcoming birthday... I dunno. I just feel... blah.