also, i've seen through 5x09 of buffy now and i still don't hate riley. *shrug*
also i think i might change my lj name to semi__sweet. idk. i'm not big on underscores but i really want the name and that's the most viable option (or _semisuite which, like, double FOB reference but it looks awkward, doesn't it?). or i might just leave it alone. IDKKKK.
ETA: pete wentz in a tree (at the inauguration), anyone? i love his dumb ass and i don't care who knows. ♥ his blog about the inauguration was ADORABLE.
seriously, nothing personal. y'all are welcome to keep me friended (or not, of course); whatever works for you.
in unrelated news: IT WON'T STOP SNOWING OMFG DNW
in happier unrelated news: i deleted a ton of my icons last night (i currently have 32 slots open!), uploaded a few new ones, and redid all my keywords. fun times.
in just lovely news: MY LIVEJOURNAL IS FIVE YEARS OLD TODAY, GUYS. I AM POSTING THIS FIVE YEARS, TO THE MINUTE, AFTER MY FIRST-EVER LJ ENTRY! ♥
aaaaaand a gift, because if you don't have this in your life, YOU NEED IT, TRUST ME: fall out boy - honey is for bees. it's a lullaby and it's my happy place. you want this, i promise.
so, i haven't made one of those wishlist posts because i'm low on funds and can't really return the favor. :(
that being said: if anyone is just itching to give me something (lol), an lj gift certificate would not hurt my feelings. i am dying to get a permanent account, but $175 is too steep for me. if a handful of people toss, like, 10 bucks at me or something, then maybe...?
idk. just putting that out there. /o\
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i think i bitch about this every time an album i'm excited about leaks/is about to be released (i definitely remember being annoyed by it for pretty. odd. and the glass passenger), but nonetheless, people who wig out about "spoilers" for music are ridic. omg, clearly if you see a few lines of lyrics it's going to ruin the album. O.o
dumb. (tm ryan ross)
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IN OTHER NEWS: TOMORROW I GET MY FLORIDA GIRLS!!!
ALSO THE DISCO AND SOME CAB BBS!
...but i'm more excited about my girls. ♥
three things i've been meaning to post.
01. the other day, i parked down the street from my house and as i was coming up the sidewalk, there was a time-warner cable van parked on the side of the street. cable dude was outside the van on his phone, looking at this bush that had (quite pretty) large-ish white flowers. so he ends his phone call, leans over to sniff a flower, picks it -- and then notices me and legit starts whistling and hops in the truck and drives off. yes, bro, i saw you pick that flower and i totes thought you were gay. oh noes!
02. i was talking to lara the other night and it came to my attention that it's not necessarily a commonly known fact that the iwo jima memorial sculpture has an extra leg. i think there are six men and thirteen legs. so, if you read my txt conversation that i posted the other day and thought i was on utter crack...well, you may have been correct but at least now my analogy might make more sense. (if you didn't see that post...well, just be happy that you missed it, lol.)
03. i just feel like i should let people know this - i tend to be a terrible commenter, pretty much universally. and it's not because i'm not reading your journal and it's not because i hate you. it's because i do a LOT of my flist-reading via iphone, which isn't conducive to commenting partially because it's a pain in the ass to type on here (altho i'm rocking it right now actually) but mostly because quite often my browser shuts down on me mid-comment and i have no idea why (i always end up yelling "motherfucker" or "cuntface" or something similarly charming), so i usually don't try anymore. the end result is that by the time i'm sittiing at my computer, i look at my flist and save for a couple of entries at the top, i've read eveything already and don't think about the lack of commenting. so! the more you know! *shooting star*
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i went to the saratoga music festival yesterday with scott. conor oberst was amazinggggg and the total highlight of my day and i wanted his set to be 10x longer (&conor;), i was excited to learn that the swell season consists of glen hansard and marketa irglova (they were awesome; he was wicked charming, too - he said something about his holy trinity being bob dylan, leonard cohen and van morrison, big love from the crowd for that), i didn't know who steve earle was but i enjoyed him tremendously, and bob dylan was underwhelming. yeah, i said it. idk, admittedly neither of us are, like, dylan experts of any sort, but by the time he'd played for over an hour and neither of us recognized anything he played (well, "highway 61 revisited" kind of, but eh) and it was after 11 and we'd been there since 1? yeah, we totally left. oops. plus, he was kind of...not engaging? he never spoke the entire time we were there. idk! :/ *fails* also, this was without question the whitest crowd i've ever seen, wow.
omg, i am leaving tomorrow to go to florida! i get a jovi! and a dar and an adrienne and a jen and stuff! and then i get to go to tampa and have a josie! and then i have a mom, lol, and we're off to seattle and then our cruise to alaska! \o/ \o/ \o/ i am not at all packed! D: D: D:
ETA: bonus of the littlest cook, because he is SO CUTE.
best wishes and all that. :D
am i weird on this? (the community stuff, or just the idea that real fans pay for the music, or...whatever!)
that is all!
(i owe people comment responses like whoa. they're coming! i always feel guilty updating when i still owe people replies. *flails*)
(also, i'm changing my layout later. YES, AGAIN. i really love the one i have now, like, SO MUCH, but i'm a little old lady and it's too hard to read. i need bigger text. *sobs*)
ok, so first of all, i am not on strike. clearly. because i am a spammy bitch, first of all, and one with no life who NEEDS her flist, dammit. also because i think it's pointless. if people are upset and want to take action, more power to them, but mostly i'm rolling my eyes at the whole thing. i'm so sorry (but not really). [see what i did there?]
moving on! so, i am officially a new york resident (10 months after i moved here, oops!). i finally got my license changed today. i felt vaguely sad surrendering my florida license. it seemed so final, somehow. i still don't really feel like i live in new york - probably because i have no real life here. idk. (i'm much less maudlin than that sounds.)
i owe people comment responses like whoa. they will come tomorrow. be excited!
IN VERY IMPORTANT NEWS: i have officially decided that "northern downpour" is my favorite song off of pretty. odd., which i'm sure you are all very relieved to know. it does things to my heart, you guys. endless amounts of ♥_♥ for the whole album, srsly, but that song... *hands*
speaking of which - i've seen a lot of people who are all "OMG NO SPOILERZ" re: the album, and i guess...i don't know. i can understand to some degree not wanting to listen until it's actually released (i myself am of the "but what if i get hit by a bus tomorrow?" school of thought), but...what constitutes a spoiler for music? lyrics? saying "i love brendon's voice on such-and-such"? or...? i just. i find it confusing? i can understand with movies or tv or books or, like, anything with a linear narrative, but music is...i mean, hearing someone talk about a song doesn't begin to "spoil" it for me, because music to me is SO much more subjective and, like, fluid i guess? this is a very rambly paragraph that probably doesn't make much sense, but the whole thing doesn't make sense to me so i suppose that's appropriate.
a related, less meandering question: have the liner notes for pretty. odd. been posted anywhere? does anyone physically have the album already?
i think i'm tired. i have a lot of thoughts floating around in my head that i want to post, but i can't seem to formulate anything terribly coherent, boo.
this is cute.
this is the best ever.
this is brendon urie and i enjoy him very much.
this is the end of this entry. XD
recently, several of my friends have been hurt/upset/whatever by things posted on assorted anonymemes going around. i personally cannot stand anonymous anything. i feel like if you're not willing to sign your name to something, why should i be willing to read it? don't be a coward and hide behind an anonymous comment; suck it up and put your name on it. if it's that important to you, fucking own it. if you're not going to do that, i can't bring myself to care and it's not worth my time.
admittedly, if someone chooses to participate in a "brutal honesty" meme or whatever, i guess it's a risk you have to be willing to take (however, at least one of my friends was bitchily attacked on that stupid bandom anonymeme, which, HATE). but i just don't GET IT. if you have a problem with someone that's your friend, talk to them. if you have a problem with someone who isn't your friend, ignore them. i realize that not everyone on the internet is by any means an adult, but there's no reason for people who are adults to behave like children. this should not be that complicated. focus on the things you enjoy, live and let live, et-fucking-cetera.
i think i've posted this song before, but i'm posting it again because it really sums up my philosophy on dealing with other people. a friend of mine included it on a mix years ago, and pointed out that although the song is about weed, she likes to look at it as a general outlook on how she lives her life, and it's something i can totally get behind. i'm by no means perfect (captain obvious at your services, bbs!) and sure, sometimes i bitch about people too, but for the most part this is how i try to live, and i think everyone could use a little dose of it.
ben harper - burn one down
my choice is what i choose to do
and if i'm causin' no harm
it shouldn't bother you.
your choice is who you choose to be
and if you're causin' no harm
then you're all right with me.
if you don't like my fire
then don't come around
'cause i'm gonna burn one down
yes, i'm gonna burn one down.
also, if none of that does anything to get people to chill out and share the love and shit, here's a vibrator sale. maybe that'll help?