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Also! I’ve decided to watch all of the Fourth Doctor’s episodes of Doctor Who in order, because I hope that of all the Doctors I’m familiar with, Peter Capaldi’s Doctor most resembles Tom Baker’s . It’s been good fun so far, because even though I’ve seen every Joel and many Mike episodes of MST3K, my lust for terrible science fiction special effects has not been quenched. The BBC must’ve gotten an amazing deal on green cellophane in 1974, because that shit is everywhere. Highly recommend!
Today is a day that will live in infamy, because while yesterday I had two amazing roommates and the perfect cat, tonight I will go home and have no roommates and only a cat with a sort of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde thing going on wherein she tries to scratch the shit out of my face when something outside the apartment window agitates her. One roommate will be back in January (he’s going home to England/his girlfriend right now), while the other one has moved to the Bay Area and taken her cat with her.
I am pretty distraught, and feel really lonely already, but I have good Thanksgiving plans for tomorrow and a new roommate who very well might also be great moving in on Sunday.
As for the cat situation, though, I’m simply going to have to get a kitten I think. Nothing else for it.
The red-haired girl in the sunglasses is me at every event where I fail to notice not everyone is as drunk as I am.
I used to go to hair salons and ask the stylist to give me Mia Farrow’s pixie cut. A disappointing number of them had no idea what Rosemary’s Baby even was, and no one was ever able to make me look the way I wanted to. Recently I read that Mia just did that haircut herself, and Vidal Sassoon just came in and trimmed a little bit for publicity. Hollywood!
It was awesome to see you too! Bummed you’ll be otherwise engaged (aka rockin’ out) on my birthday party day, but we should plan another thing! I don’t suppose a lot of the LA ‘gummers are Thanksgiving orphans?
BETTER. In that no, it’s not Russell Brand. Also, this guy’s hair looks far less greasy.
Today has been pretty good! Yesterday I found out that I was getting paid somewhat more than usual, and so I immediately went to a secondhand/resale clothing store and bought some things. I have to return half of it because it didn’t fit, but that just means I get to exchange them for something else, so I can’t be mad about it. Right now I’m wearing a new (to me) shirt and so I’ve got some great new-shirt energy going on.
I also should soon have a date in the next few days with a man who seems great but equally importantly has amazing hair – a big black curly lion’s mane that actually makes me feel pretty jealous. Cross your fingers that I get to touch that hair.
Oh man, everyone who has not seen Hausu, please immediately see Hausu, because it is the best/goofiest/weirdest/ film. I saw the director talk about it a few months back, and he was also the nicest funniest little old hippie dude ever and would not stop flashing the peace sign at everyone, so definitely please watch all his insane movies.
I don’t even fully understand what’s happening here. But I sure do like waterfalls of melted cheese.
I upvoted you, but nothing on earth could convince me to move to Cleveland. I could do Chicago maybe?
Today is not good, even though I got a free lunch – coffee, very good pastries, some salad with blue cheese and pecans (the best things), and some fruit. I definitely drank way too much of that coffee though, and now I am a jitterbug..
But, right, today I found out I probably did not get an interview for a job I thought I had a good shot at, and I have also not gotten any interviews for any of the other jobs I’ve applied to in the last few weeks. I’m desperate to get a new job that I actually like and that might actually turn into a career, but guess what, so do probably several hundred thousand other people in the greater LA area. However, if I don’t land something new in the next two months or so, I will have to seriously consider moving away to somewhere with a lower cost of living, and that makes me very sad. LA has been my home for 6 years now, and I don’t want to leave it.
Thank you, Gabe, for making this special corner of the internet that’s kept me reading for the last 4+ years, and helped me laugh at so many things and people during the many Serious Life Changes that’ve happened over that time. I am sure all the people who have heard me make references to how X is our generation’s Y or how it’s the 90s and they can do whatever they want would also like to thank you, though I can’t be sure since none of them will currently speak to me. Luckily, Videogum’s helped me meet a whole lot of fantastic people who do get my stupid jokes, and I think my life is better for it.
Also, there was that one time you put a University of Michigan t-shirt on the Smoke Monster, and it was perfect.
See you in another life, brother.
You guys, you guys, no one said “My Beanie Babies are worth a million dollars!” — did we forget Gabe and Max’s 100 seconds so quickly?
Three years is pretty quick, right? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVoQd1a9Vag
We also have a Flavia at my job (university library, aka where the big bucks are), and I don’t understand how that machine can fuck up a cup of coffee so badly. For a little while, I was making coffee at my desk with a tea strainer, some coffee grounds, and an electric kettle, and that was about 1000x better despite the inefficiency. Then someone stole my bag of coffee and my last shred of affection for the human race died.
I need there to be a follow-up story to this, where they get married and go out dancing together even when they’re super old, and also a follow-up story where she tells me where she bought that dress and also maybe who cuts her hair.
ITCHY BREEDING FARM.
I have no memory of who I was or what I was doing before I read those words.
Good things about today: Wendy Davis’ filibuster was successful, DOMA shot down, Tom and Lorenzo posted their “Mad Style” for the Mad Men finale and it was of course great.
Bad things about today: My money situation has gotten pretty bleak, and I have to try to get a second tutoring job or something to even it out. Particularly frustrating because I just lost kind of a lot of weight and a bunch of my clothes don’t fit right anymore, but I have to tough it out with them awhile longer. I want my teen romance dorky-girl makeover montage though, damnit!
Don’t worry, only a few more hours til the workday ends and you won’t even have to risk food poisoning to eat cheese.
Ahaha, it’s very flattering for me to be compared to Stacey when I am totally a Mary Ann.
This is uncomfortably accurate actually!
I just did this exact thing, and so now we are twins (the reading of The Big Sleep, not the popcorn — I brought cheese and crackers for lunch and ate the cheese even though it was un-refrigerated in my purse for like an hour).
This morning, I woke up with my roommate’s new kitten under my covers cuddling with my foot, so I’ve been in a pretty good mood all day.
I’m also restless, though, because it’s for sure summer and I’m single, so I’ve gone sort of boy-crazy and I want to be out everywhere drinking all the beer and making out with strangers or something. That’s what people do in the summer right? I will probably end up mostly reading books in a bathing suit in the backyard, though.
Yeah, Apartment Tiger is right, it was in season 2 — I guess the point of it is to keep Cersei from becoming too dark too soon? But I feel like her ruthlessness in ordering her hated dead husband’s bastards killed is very in line with her character. It’s also funny that Cersei’s accusations about Margaery don’t seem to be totally made up in the series, since (spoilers!) TV Margaery heavily implies she’s not a virgin, which in the books Cersei suspects but the reader doesn’t really have any reason to believe.
I think that Littlefinger is one of the most confusing characters in the series, really, because in whatever weird way his feelings for Cat and Sansa are genuine, yet they lead him into becoming such a twisted individual. (Book spoilers!) I can understand why Sansa starts to view him as two separate people, the kind Petyr she wants to believe is her savior and the Machiavellian Littlefinger that she knows he also is.
The Ros thing I feel weird about also, because the series really has set out to make Joffrey a sort of more matured kind of evil than he needs to be. The fact that he’s the one in the show to order the deaths of all of Robert’s bastards, instead of Cersei, kind of threw me for a loop. Like, isn’t the whole point that Joffrey has no idea that Robert wasn’t his father, so he has no idea those bastards are a threat to him?
And honestly, even without killing Ros, everyone’s going to hate Joffrey. All the viewers have hated him since he attacked Micah, right? And his beating of Sansa, and little shit like when he chops his wedding gift for Tyrion in half and names his sword Widow’s Wail (truly the douchiest name you could give a sword).
It’s because compared to all the people around him (like the Tullys, Cat’s family), he had basically no land and a tiny keep, and he’s also not a very large man. And because he grew up being fostered with the Tullys, and Cat’s younger brother Edmure is kind of a dick.