uisceros: (Bangkok Love Story; Fog)
2014-01-10 02:57 am

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I wonder if anyone is here anymore...

LJ has dropped in popularity due to tumblr, and God help me, I tried for so long to not join that place, but now I have and there's not much I can do about it anymore.

Small updates.
My degree is finished. I now have a Masters degree.
Unfortunately I have yet to obtain a job because of reasons relating to: depression, not wanting to ever leave my house, and issues with me not wanting to go back into my former industry unless I can help it.

Still in the supernatural fandom. I blame it for many things, including slash shipping, rps shipping, and making me watch the People's Choice awards.

I still have hope I can one day enjoy Asian dramas again. I burnt out on it all. Which happens to me, because fandoms for me are intense until I can't handle it anymore. Which is also why I've stepped out of the Big Bang fandom. I have metaphors for it about stars and burning brightly until they explode into a giant mass of atoms, and then collapse onto themselves. That is essentially my life. There is nothing half assed about me and my fandoms.

ANYWAY, if you so desire to follow, I'm at tumblr.
uisceros @ tumblr.

Be warned: it's 99% supernatural these days.
uisceros: (Adipose)
2013-09-05 12:24 am
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SERIOUSLY, WORLD?!

WHAT THE EVERLOVING FUCK IS THIS?!

GD FILMED A VIDEO IN LONDON, AND SOMEHOW I WAS UNAWARE?!??????!!!!!!

I'M GOING TO GO DIE IN A CORNER SOMEWHERE.

uisceros: (Keira - WOZ Leibovitz shoot)
2013-09-02 01:54 am

Destiel and my fall into fandom insanity

So recently I've been in a fandom I never thought I would ever be in - Supernatural.

I was a huge fan of Gilmore Girls for the first few seasons, and I was VERY much on-board with Rory/Tristan. So I hated Dean. HATED HIM. And as a result, Jared Padalecki. Which made me avoid Supernatural for a long fucking time.

But then I was in Vietnam, and one thing I've learned about myself is that if I'm in a situation where I am stressed (and boy was I stressed there...), I tend to escape into media. I had netflix because I had used a proxy (way to beat the socialist media, Mer!!!), and had already finished a rewatch of Futurama and Buffy, watched House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Hemlock Grove, and the latest season of Arrested Development... And Supernatural was there, so why the fuck not? Famous last words.

I was never into slash. I have nothing against it, I just found it difficult to really get in to. I suppose I needed a girl to empathize with. THIS IS NOT THE CASE WITH THIS FANDOM. Turns out I'm a HUGE Dean/Cas shipper. Like, insanely huge. This is my first real slash pairing (as in shipping two guys that do not already have an established romantic/sexual relationship in canon), and it's beautiful.

Come on now, they're soooooo gay. I love it

Guys, I'm even thinking of starting a tumblr for this insanity! This is not normal. Tumblr annoys and confuses me.

IN OTHER NEWS, I'm trying to clean out my bedroom because I have WAY too much stuff from living abroad (I came home with four suitcases... FOUR). Plus, I have ANOTHER FOUR boxes coming here on the 11th, which is 9 days from now. I'm not sure I can fit everything.

I'm a packrat (a nice term for hoarder). I have issues getting rid of things because I assign weird personal attachments to inanimate objects. I'm also a collector. Which means I have an entire bureau of makeup I barely use, at least 35 different teas I barely drink, and all the kitchenware (we won't even go into that shit, because it's too much crazy for most people). Basically I'm a neurotic mess who fills my emptiness inside (EMO ALERT) with superfluous things. Yay me!

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2013-02-16 09:04 pm
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So I love it here. I love what I'm doing, I love school, I love London, I feel like I'm finally accomplishing something, and it's amazing.

But of course nothing can be perfect. I feel so disconnected. I keep trying to talk to my friends at home, and either they're ignoring me, or too busy, or something. It hurts a lot.

I know I left. But shouldn't they be happy for me, and want to stay in touch? I don't understand.

This is hard. Much harder than anything I've done before. I'm all alone in a foreign country. I don't have family here. I don't have close friends. I don't think people understand that. Sure to them it's exciting, but to me it's so lonely.

Whatever.

Anyway, here's some London pictures to make up for all the sad :)

Read more... )

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2013-01-25 11:44 pm
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I miss blogging. I had so much fun, you guys. I guess times change, life goes on, all that.

I've been living in London for three months now. I love it. I love London. I love my friends here. I love my apartment, and my neighborhood, and my neighbors. I love my school, my classes, my professors. I love it all. I'm so glad I did this even though it sometimes feels like I ripped my heart out and left it at home.

I'm going to Vietnam in the summer. It's a research project based in Ho Chi Minh City. After that I think I might travel a bit across SE Asia for awhile. Visit Cambodia. Maybe Laos. Even Nepal.

And then I'll go home. Because while I love London, and I love Europe, it's not home. And I'll get a job, and I'll find a place to live, and I'll turn 30.

If anything makes you evaluate your life goals, it's the inevitability of 30.

Otherwise, things are the same. Same person. Different place.

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2012-09-04 04:36 am
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New Evolution NJ

I want to post about dramas again :( I haven't even watched one in AGES.

Maybe when I'm in school, and procrastinating. I seem to do best at getting drama reviews done when procrastinating or hating my life. Either/or.

Anyway, I leave in, oh... 2 weeks. I'm terrified. It will be okay, I think. Maybe. I'll be back home in three months for winter break. Three months is cool. I've done that before. Not alone, but definitely in a more difficult place than London (where they actually speak the same language as I do - imagine that!!)

Two small things!!
<3 2NE1 concert!! It was fabulous, and annoying to get to, but whatever. Who doesn't love driving for nine hours alone to New Jersey and back?! I had decent seats, but while they did serve alcohol, I didn't have any because I had to be sober and awake driving back. Bom was pretty, Minji was super awesome and an amazing dancer, and holy shit CL is amazing live. I have very few feelings on Dara.

Second, I'm going to be opening another blog soon-ish, one that will encompass other portions of my life. One that people I know personally can follow to see how my life in London is going. I'll post it up here when it's done.

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2012-07-16 01:18 am
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Apartment

So I found a studio apartment in London.

It's pretty tiny (only 20 square meters, which is RIDICULOUSLY SMALL to me, but maybe not so much by central London standards?), but the decor is nice, and it's right in Bloomsbury.

Pros - self contained, nice decor, Victorian building, first floor (second floor to us Americans), two Juliette balconies, random marble fireplace, giant windows, decent flooring, modern, central, 5 minutes frm the school, near cool things, it's in a flat share building so I will be near people in similar situations.

Cons - tiny, tiny, tiny, basically no storage, I have no idea where anything is going to fit, no place to sit and eat, next to a fish restaurant (which is suppose is a hazard of living in a city), EXPENSIVE, might have to deal with other noisy-ass people.

Anyway, I've been spending the last few hours freaking out over the whole thing. Because I freak out about everything. The apartment is lovely, but I keep second guessing myself... It's horrible. I'm mostly freaking out over the size. For reference, I currently live in a moderately sized house. Going from tons of space to basically none is freaking me the fuck out. At least the location is perfect...

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uisceros: (Fingers on Lips)
2012-06-28 04:08 am

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I've been looking at housing in London. It's not going well. Every time I think I find a place I like, it's not available, or I find out it's in a less-than-awesome place, or SOMETHING. I'm also kinda pissy about the cost of living there. I'm looking at nothing less than £250/week, which is batshit - and yes, I know I could technically get a cheaper place, but a) I'd rather just deal with student accommodation, considering I know very little of the real estate, and b) I'm super super super picky about where I live. Housing isn't even that expensive in Boston (second most expensive housing market in the USA). I have very specific design tastes, and I utterly refuse to live in a place that doesn't measure up to my standards. I'm old enough now that I really don't want to live in a hovel.

Add in all the stuff that comes with this - student loans, what to bring, storage, logistics, etc. It's a nightmare. I'm sure it'll be fun when I'm there, but until then it's hell. With my grip on sanity already tenuous, this is going to get interesting really fast.

I'm so going to miss my coworkers as well. I've already invited half of them to visit me in London. Who knew that I'd end up working with such great people?

In other news, the other day I tried watching the Taiwanese Absolute Boyfriend and... oh dear God. Were twdramas always this bad, or is it this specific drama? I seriously cannot handle that shit. Surely Love Contract wasn't that bad?

Oh! Almost forgot! I will be going to see 2NE1 in August!!! I didn't buy a VIP ticket. Nor did I buy one of the expensive floor tickets either. Come on guys, I'm old. I bought a seated ticket. I'm excited. I'm a little annoyed that I'll have to drive/train/bus all the way to New Jersey (like 4-ish hours), but what can you do? STILL WAITING for Big Bang to announce their tour dates in Europe (I won't be in the US when they have their concert here... hoping for London!)
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2012-06-14 01:10 am

Accepted.

I'm going to London. September 24th is my start date.


Excuse me while I go throw up from nerves.
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2012-06-10 12:19 am
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I thought that maybe downloading a LJ app for the iPad would make me update more... We'll see. So what's happening in my world? Nothing terribly exciting, but I'm relatively content, which is cool.

I'm waiting on my grad school application, which is nerve-wracking. Every time I think of moving to London I am overcome with both awesome and terrifying feels.

Work is going surprisingly well. I've basically become team leader by default, which is cool because I get more responsibility and cool science-ey things. The one bad thing is I'm afraid I've turned into one of those popular mean girls. That ever happen to anyone else? Like, I hate myself for doing it, but I'm SUCH a bitch when I'm one of the cool kids. And yet I can't stop. It's so so so weird. I made a pact with myself that I'd try to be nicer from now on. It's hard.

I'm also buying shit like crazy. Not expensive stuff, usually, but as one with a fair amount of "disposable income", I use it to buy pretty things. Like jewelry. And these headphones. And makeup. And bluetooth headsets that make me look like a total douche. And fancy ketchup. I'm a yuppie. I know I'm a yuppie. I've always been a yuppie. Deal.

And now....

Pictures of Random Shit!!!! )

And that is that, meine Freunde.

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2012-04-19 03:01 am

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So... Things.

Sometimes I forget LJ exists at all. Which is cool, actually, considering my huge ass internet addiction.

Work and stuff has been the focus of my life recently. Work is occasionally satisfying, and I like the people I work with. It's mostly good. I'm very close to being finished with my application for school in London this fall. I'm excited about that. So very very excited.

Fandom-ly, I've fallen into my weirdest fandom ever - The Big Bang Theory. Idk why people. It's not my type of show. I'm sooooooo not a half hour comedy person. I just really like the nerdification of culture, okay? Plus, SCIENCE!!!!! And if I am only one thing inline, I am a science nerd. Though not physics. There is a reason I'm a biologist and not a physicist. (BTW, biologists are the cool scientists, just to make that clear) I've also recently become obsessed with podcast. I listen to them driving to and from work (a 40 minute drive each way). Favorites - Nerdist (!!!!), WTF, The Moth, Doug Loves Movies, etc.

Otherwise, life is weird. I'm not unhappy, but I seem to be filling up some sort of emotional void with pretty things. In the past few weeks I've accumulated more jewelry than is necessary for a lifetime. I've also ended up with lots of plants, art, and electronics. Indeed, I am writing this on my brand new iPad that I'm insanely obsessed with. INSANELY. I carry it everywhere with me... My most annoying recent habit is buying art posters, but not ever framing them. So they sit in my spare room in their tubes, just hanging out.

What else? I really wish Big Bang would announce their concert dates already. I need to know, since I might be in London by then...

My friend at work had a baby recently, which makes me happy. I looooooooooove babies. Not so excited about older kids (3+) but babies are the best. THE. BEST. Still don't want one of my own though! (On an interesting note, I've found people are a ton more receptive to the idea of not wanting kids than I would have assumed. Not one person is like "oh, you'll want kids eventually", which makes me happy)

This is a really random entry... Please excuse random typing mistakes, I'm still getting used to the iPad keyboard :)
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2012-01-29 02:08 am

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I don't know why I'm posting at 2am when I have to be up in four hours to go to work, but WHATEVER.

Life has been weird recently. Socially, things are good. In the familial sense, things are not good. Work is good, health varies between frustrating and fine... It's all pretty equal.

Since MU and Filesonic went down, I've been spending time working to bring awareness to SOPA/PIPA and ACTA. I've also been discovering new communities. I'm sad that a LOT of comms went down, and I'm grateful for the ones that stayed up.

Anyway, I have this weird stupid mashup of songs going through my head right now. Fleetwood Mac / Amy Winehouse / Cursive / Ben Folds Five / Carbon Leaf / Sugarcult. It's really weird, as you can imagine.

As for fandom, I've put Doctor Who on hold for a bit to focus on my new, completely weird and slightly embarrassing fandom of The Big Bang Theory. I can only justify myself by saying that I'm a HUGE geek, and a scientist, and I love nerd humor. I'm proud of myself for mostly understanding the physics stuff (or, at least the theory behind it) they talk about on the show, because I'm not a physicist for a reason...
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2011-12-28 11:22 am
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Older. Definitely wiser :)

Today is my birthday.

I'm weirdly okay. Usually I freak out, but I think because it's an even year, it's better (weird reason, yes, but I quite dislike odd numbers).

My goals for this year of my life!

GOALS )

I'm thinking of watching a drama. Something Japanese and short. Something to get me back into the drama-world. I'll have to do some research though. I've been out of the game for a LONG time.
uisceros: (Adipose)
2011-12-13 07:46 am

London, Paris, and Stuttgart.

Today is my last full day in Europe. I leave Germany in a few hours, and will spend the night in France before flying out in the morning tomorrow.

tl;dr - I fucking love to travel, even if it sometimes makes me want to cry )

Anyway, the moral of the story is, my trip was fun...

SO HERE ARE SOME PICTURES. (Haven't had a chance to edit them yet, so they're grainy and raw, but the best I can do with my simple little netbook)


You guys. LONDON. I loved it. Love, love, loved it. Except for the whole driving on the left side of the road thing, which I found very counter-intuitive. Still. It was nice to travel to a place where I could understand stuff that happened around me. Thanks, English!

The rest~ )
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2011-11-25 09:32 pm
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I've been MIA for awhile, and there are both good and not-so-good reasons for that. The good is that I've been busy at work, the not-so-good is that I've been completely lazy.

The big news: I'VE FINALLY BOOKED MY TRIP TO EUROPE. This has been in the works forever. And I'm doing everything last minute. I literally JUST booked my flight, and I leave in 5 days.

My itinerary is; London (5-6 days), Paris (3-4 days), Stuttgart (3 days), Paris (1 day). I fly into London, and out of Paris.

I have my accommodation set for London and Paris, but not Stuttgart.

I've been wicked busy doing physical planning for the trip as well - what am I going to wear? What am I going to bring? I bought a new bag (carry-on and purse all in one!!!), boots (if they ever get here...), and a netbook so that I can keep up with stuff on the go (I love the damn thing, it's tiny).

I'm scared. I'll be traveling alone to two places I've never been before. I can do it, of course, but I'm still scared.

The focus of the trip is mostly to visit London, and the school I intend to apply to this coming fall. The rest is just fun adventure stuff. I'm lucky that the hotel I'm staying in is in Bloomsbury, where the school is located. And only a few hundred feet from the British Museum, which will be AH-MAZING.

Anyway, more post forthcoming. (I know I bailed on the ParaKiss movie review, but we lost power for 6 days due to the October snowstorm, and then I lost intent)
uisceros: (Timey Wimey)
2011-10-27 04:49 am

ParaKiss + TV!

I watched the Paradise Kiss movie last night, and I LOOOOVED it. I plan on writing a smallish post about it, because it was adorable. For awhile there I was obsessed with the anime and manga. How could I not be? George is like, the model of the self-involved arrogant men I love in fiction (less hot in real life). And Yukari? The girl who discovered she was a kickass person who made her own success in life, but had to grow up, and give up some things in the process? That's my kind of heroine. Add in that the movie starred my Japanese soul-mate Osamu (HE'S A FUCKING SCIENTIST WHO IS BOTH OLDER AND TALLER THAN ME), and the cutest spunky girl around who likes reading and cats, Keiko. Add in the ab-tastic Mr. Yusuke, and you've got yourself a movie I wouldn't miss for the world. (I need to start watching jdramas again...)

So, probable post in the future. For now, I'll leave you with this. Bitch. Is. Flawless.



Anyway, this season in western TV! I'm currently watching;

Recurring
How I Met Your Mother - Naturally.
Gossip Girl - Addicted.
Glee - Lost it's luster a bit. I'm mostly in it for Will/Emma.
Lost Girl - I watched half of the first season, randomly stopped watching it, and picked it back up this season. I don't know...
Bones - If it EVER comes back...
Doctor Who - It's off right now, but you KNOW I'll be in it as soon as it comes back.

New
New Girl - I love Zooey, but the premise is a bit lackluster. Still, she's cute, and I like funny fluff, so whatever.
Suburgatory - Randomly got hooked on this one day. Tessa reminds me a lot of Emma Stone's character in "Easy A", which is a good thing. Plus Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines (OMG WAITRESS BUDDIES, YOU GUYZ!), and Alan Tudyk... I think I'm going to keep watching. Though I know from experience, growing up in a rich suburb of a major city is NOTHING like the show portrays.
American Horror Story - I would expect nothing but the most insane shit around from the same guys who brought me Nip/Tuck (which I love, and watched until it went in the shitter). I love the dreamy, crazy-as-fuck, exploitative feel of it. Nudity and sex? SURE. Brutal killings and maiming? ABSOLUTELY. Hallucinations and half dreamed occurrences? DEFINITELY. Seriously, if you watched Nip/Tuck, this show is following the same path. Not that that's a bad thing. I love love love love Jessica Lange, and hellllllo Dylan McDermott's ass... As someone who watched The Practice religiously, and lusted after Dylan McDermott for years, I can say I quite enjoy seeing him be morally compromised and naked once more.
Grimm - Watched the first episode, liked it. We'll see if I keep it.
Once Upon a Time - See above. I do think I'll keep this one though. I quite like Jennifer Morrison, and I also quite like that it takes place in the North East (though, of course, filmed in Canada). I guess if there's any place in the US that looks like it's from a fairy tale, it's Maine.
Pan Am - Okay, I'm ridiculous, insanely, immensely obsessed with this show. You have no freaking idea. It's my favorite of the season, and I just don't get the people who say it has no substance. I think it has a lot. You've got a girl in the 60's learning how to be her own woman outside of a relationship, you've got a bohemian who plays by her own rules and is not afraid to be herself, a lovely woman with a tragic past who embodies glamour and beauty, and a girl who grew up always feeling like second best, who ran away to live her life. I love it. Kate's my favorite character, but I love them all. And OMG is the girl who plays Laura beautiful. She has probably the most perfect, symmetrical face I've ever seen. I SO ship Kate with her CIA/Interpol contacts, and Laura with Ted.

Random Other
Sugar Rush - I watched the first episode the other day, and managed to spend HOURS marathoning most of the first series. Love it. And ANDREW GARFIELD! I keep randomly seeing him in things without knowing he was in them prior to watching.
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2011-10-13 01:21 am
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Vacation~

So here's my tentative plans so far;

November 30th - December 7th - LONDON
December 7th - December 9th - PARIS
December 9th - December 11th - STUTTGART
December 11th - December 13th - BERN (or somewhere else in Switzerland that I haven't decided on yet)

I'd fly into London, and out of Bern.

I want to do touristy things in London, as well as check out the school I want to apply to.
In Paris I want to eat. Fancy lovely things I didn't get to eat last time I want there because of my budget. I also would like to see Versailles, but is that advisable in winter?
In Stuttgart I want to go to the Christkindlmarkt, and see the city.
In Bern I want to do more touristy stuff, and be happy that I get to visit a country I've never been to before, and that was the home of my great great great grandparents (I only recently discovered that I'm very distantly ancestrally Swiss, which makes me happy).

I plan on taking trains between everywhere. I'm a bit nervous about the London/Paris train though. I am not comfortable being in a tunnel under the water... Generally me and water do not mix.

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2011-10-10 12:11 am

Things be a-happenin'

New things~

- Well, it's definite - I'm going to be taking several pastry classes with a Master French pastry chef at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. I dislike cooking - 90% of the food I make is microwaved. However, I love baking. I especially love French pastries. I've been obsessed (obsessed) with petit fours glacé since I was a child, for some reason. So I'm so excited to take these classes - I'm going to be taking Petit Fours and French Macaroons, and (hopefully) Marzipan, Moulding, and Truffles. I already got the okay from work to rearrange my schedule for these classes. ~EXCITED~

- On the subject of classes I'm going to take, I am definitely going to sign up for a four week glassblowing class. Glassblowing is oddly hard to find classes for. LUCKILY there is a studio right in Boston. They have other glass classes (lampwork, stained glass, fusing, casting, etc), but I'm only really interested in glassblowing, because that shit is awesome.

- I'm determined to develop more creative hobbies. And since I'm interested in everything ever, my hobbies are spread all around the spectrum.

- This week is OCD Awareness week! McLean Hospital is hosting an event which I may be attending. Depending on if I can get someone to go with me. I haven't had an episode in a very long time, but it's still difficult facing your demons alone. I'm proud to be part of the OCD/Anxiety Disorder community, as I believe what we're doing is going to save so many people. This is a great pamphlet put out by the IOCDF that puts OCD in easy to understand terms. As I often mention, OCD is whitewashed by the media. It's not a funny/quirky disease. It's not even remotely humorous. Believe me.

- New obsession; Fab. OMG I love this site. It's like Gilt, or Hautelook. It's a discount/sample sale site, except this one is for design. I went through a period several years ago where I researched design obsessively. I love beautiful things. Design matters to me. Even more so now that I can afford it. I've already bought several things from their site; a beautiful pair of earrings (how much do I love that the brand is science-based?!), and this lovely iphone case. The stuff they have is amazing. Like THIS CHAIR, which is fabulous and gorgeous (and $2400).

- Trying to decide where to go in Europe this November/December. London and Paris are definite. I'm thinking Stuttgart or Nuremberg (I totally can't spell that in English...), and either Copenhagen or Bern. Bern is easier (and it would be nice to see where my ancestors came from), but I have this thing with Denmark. I blame 12th grade AP English and Hamlet. I want to go somewhere I've never been before.

... I think that's it. I forget if there was anything else...

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2011-10-06 04:00 am

No Virginia, there is not a Santa Claus, so please grow the hell up already.

You know how I said I wasn't going to start antiquing? YEAAAAAAAAAAAH. I am.
Though to be fair, one of the things I bought was a toy, so I'm not going to relegate myself to the old-person side just yet.

Things have been odd recently. Socially I seem to be climbing. I'm getting along better with my coworkers, which is majorly good. Physically I'm failing. I take antibiotics for my skin, and recently they upped the dosage. This is making me violently ill. Add in the fact that I seem to be fighting off some sort of illness for the past two weeks, and it's just blah.

~Other things~

- I am supportive of the Occupy Wall Street protests. I think it's amazing. Trying to change the government for the better is an amazing thing. I hope we will see a second American revolution, one focused on giving the power back to the public instead of the big corporations.

- I feel divided on the whole GD pot scandal. On one hand, it's a relatively minor offense (from an American perspective - obviously it is different in Asia) that will not be made a huge deal of. On the other hand, REALLY GD? Unlike most people in my generation, I don't agree with the decriminalization of marijuana. It's a drug. It should be treated like a drug. Aside from my own personal opinion, IT'S THE LAW. You get caught with pot, you get in trouble, simple as that. ESPECIALLY IN ASIA. So what the fuck was he thinking? Did he learn nothing from the Joo Ji Hoon scandal? And I don't believe for a second he didn't know it wasn't a normal cigarette. The first time I smelled pot I was 12 years old, and even hugely naive me knew that I wasn't dealing with regular cigarette smoke. PLUS wtf is with him just taking a drag off a random fan's smoke? Like, who does that?! IT COULD HAVE BEEN POISON, GD! I don't buy that shit for a minute. He smoked some doob, and got caught. Which is dumb in and of itself, but then to make up THAT shitty ass story? Really? I do love GD, but that was a really stupid move. I have no tolerance for shit like that.

- I've recently become interested in radical holistic nutrition. I'm of the mind that what you put in your body affects every part of your health. I attribute my general good health and strong immune system to having been a vegetarian for 16 years (as well as proper supplementation). A lot of holistic nutritionists recommend a mostly raw vegan diet with no refined sugars. That is the ultimate goal. I don''t think I can do raw - I'm not a huge fan of food that's not warm, and I'm not sure vegan is right for me (I LOVE CHEESE), but I want to cut out refined sugars as much as possible. The problem? I'm a baker.

- Speaking of baking... I've recently become obsessed with cooking French pastries. Apparently there's a cooking school in Cambridge that offers one off courses with a French pastry master. I NEED THESE CLASSES. Bad part? They're only on Monday nights. I work Monday nights. I plan on trying to make some petit fours glace this week. I need some poured fondant..

- I also want to take a glassblowing class. There's a glass school nearby me, and I've been rather fascinated with glassblowing ever since I read a romance novel where one of the characters was a glass sculpture artist. YEAH.

Okay, that's it for now. Oh, and in case you're wondering why you're getting random really late comment responses from me, it's because I'm trying to not procrastinate on them any more...
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2011-09-28 11:01 pm

Regression, Eyeliner, and Beauty

As it is every year, the prelude to autumn initiates a sort of renaissance in me. I get weird nostalgic, and I want desperately to change myself.

Normally it's small stuff - two years ago I dyed my hair blonde, last year I revisited old childhood haunts. But this year it's different. I feel like I've regressed to the person I was at 15. I'm in love with all things gothic and witchy. Creepy/beautiful is my new theme in life.

My hair is dark dark brown (my natural color), teal, and hot pink. My eyes are smudged with black liner. I'm looking online for Victorian style boots (I was/am a Victorian goth). I'm starting to understand steampunk (which weirds me out, to be honest). Next thing you know I'll be pulling out my tarot cards and healing crystals... (Yes, I have tarot cards and healing crystals. Though let it be know that the tarot cards were passed down to me by my dad)

Guess who still might have her spellbooks! THIS BITCH.

This was a random entry of randomness.

Sooooo.... have some links!

OBSESSED WITH THESE PERFUMES. So very, very obsessed. The scents are sort of gothic, literary, and historically inspired. I bought a ton of them, including Ouija (which smells like dark wood and incense), Arkham (BEST FLOWER SMELL EVER), and Languor (dreamy opium and narcissus). Plus, how can I NOT love a perfumery that sells scents inspired by Bluebeard, Titus Andronicus, and John Keats? INCONCEIVABLE.


Melancholia is such a beautiful, insanely lovely and heartbreaking movie. I've been obsessing over seeing it for a few weeks now, and finally got to see it the other day. It's slow, beautifully shot, and filled with subtext and meaning. Basically it's my ideal movie.

Neil/Amanda. As someone who grew up in the Boston area, I've known about The Dresden Dolls since they came out. One of my best friends in high school loved Amanda, and I often heard about them through her. I wish I had been in that scene growing up, because now I admire her so much. Same with Neil, who consistently amazes me with his utter coolness. I'm going to donate to this (only 4 days left!), though I will not be able to go to their shows (damn you, west coast).

Uh, that's it for now :)