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Monday, October 11th, 2004
5:27 am
when hot and monkey can be used in the sentence explaining why I am still awake, the hour at hand isn't quite as atrocious
and I look at this old user icon and think, maybe I miss being a redhead
goodness, my intellect is astounding 2 hours before sunrise
. . . and in continuation of that thought, I have decided one of my winningest qualities is my pithy, side-splitting sense of post-coital humor. You throw some jizm into the mix and I am fucking hilarious.
You are so glad you kept this screen name on your friends list, aren't you.
bejesus I need to be asleep

current mood: spent
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2003
10:22 pm - Organization
I think I am consolidating journals for the time being.
I am not doing a good job with keeping up with both.
You don't have to of course, but if you want to adjust any custom friends groups to suit that would be appreciated.

So yeah, go here because that's where the words will be from now on.

For a while anyway
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Sunday, March 30th, 2003
2:35 pm - can't think or see straight
It's funny, it's like he was trying to start over. Or maybe he just had a thing for girls with scars. He always seemed impressed with mine in all the wrong ways.

I woke up this morning convinced that the falling snow was a birthday present. I slide further into my fantasy world every day it seems.

My bed got left outside in the rain and I had to carry it in. It was a surprise because it had never rained before out by the pine tree. I think I have a bruise on my left thigh where I stopped to steady myself and the weight.

He has tattoos now; done in red ink. Letters of the alphabet in immaculate cursive and maps showing connected dots of all the places he's been.
I imagine not the places he will be.

My eyes are hurting in ways that I don't understand. I haven't been staring at screens or pages without my glasses, but the blood vessels are tight and the light is making me squinty. . . oh, maybe that is a symptom of a hang over.

I still don't recognize a hangover, sigh.

But I'm tired and I think I will just go home and take a nap.

Also, for all geographically near livejournal friends; no party today. I'm gonna get me a house and then you all can come celebrate with The Tall One and I and bring nice things for the new digs. . . or something.

current mood: tense
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Saturday, March 29th, 2003
3:51 pm - pale and clad in black - my pass to geekdom
*smash* those eggshells I am walking on
actually, its more like I pretend not to notice they are even there

I need to get myself fixed up and organized and stop depending upon the kindness of women who I am making strangers by my prolonged absences

I talked with the forgotten floridian today
I'm glad that I can be in on the joke now and that our friendship is funny because it is
not because it has to be

"No", I say, "My email has never had an underscore in it"
And I listen to all of the amassed gifts for various holidays past that I have yet to see
Like I said
I'm just glad this isn't the kind of situation I have to see the humor in because if I don't I'll end up disappointed and heart-broken

I poke fun at him and he does the same to me
we give each other points for using words like "doubloons" in sentences
Our lives always seem to be the same though, new examples of everything we've already said

I got a neat pair of shoes for $5 today
My birthday present to myself because everything else needs to go to a place to live
I am moving next week out of necessity
I love my kitten, but he makes things harder

I think I may postpone my birthday party and have it meld into a birthdayformeandTheTallOneandhousewarming party.

I am making myself uncomfortable with the stress
I make it far worse than it needs to be
I just don't have the blind faith and optimism I once did
My dad keeps telling me that "things will work out"
But I feel like I have to make them
I have to get this together
and soon

current mood: stressed
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Friday, March 28th, 2003
12:20 am
I like hand-held games.
I am going to go play until I can't stay awake any more.
I wish I had a tent to sleep in.
I wish I knew what I was looking for.
I'm saving the quasi-eloquent stuff for later, yeah, that's it.

current mood: weird
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Wednesday, March 26th, 2003
8:38 pm - whoo whoo
It is almost my birthday,
but I convinced my glittergirl to give me my present early.
She is sweet to me that way.
I now have a pretty, hardbound Edward Gorey collection just for me.
AND, I remembered nesto's birthday without even cheating.
I win!
Now it is time for kitten baths and nice phone calls from pretty boys.

current mood: upbeat
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Sunday, March 23rd, 2003
10:23 pm
So an interview and from what I hear a fairly assured position. If it is what I think it is, I will make 9-10 an hour and get to organize things and people.
On the side I will be able to substitute teach.
What this really means is that I have to leave tomorrow (much earlier than expected) and that I have to decide in a firm and committed manner whether or not I want to live in North Carolina

Things with my mom were hard tonight. I really don't think it is her fault, it can't be just her. If was really just my mother her powers of discomfort and devastation of confidence would be obscene.

Sometimes I wonder how she feels. I don't know if I will ever have children, but I can imagine that you feel a little less than swell when both of your children decide to leave when they are 16 or 17 - when they decide that they just can't handle the stress of having you as a mother.

She took me out to a very nice dinner though, and gave me pots and pans. They are pea green and super old school. Like I played my music on them when I was 2 kind of old school.

I am feeling more relaxed than I was, but I think the beverage and necessitated calm of surrounding family has a lot to do with it.

Can't be all fucked up and crying with your dad and brother around, it just doesn't work.

My brother just told me to try some kind of ale, brand name Delirium, but make sure you get the kind with the pink elephant and lizards dancing, not just the pink elephant he says.

And I have no problem with "whole food plus antioxidant" gummy bears. I know a tall someone who thinks they're "gross", but he's never tried them. They just taste like fruit. But yeah, there are some things that I can't be ok with. One of those things is all organic aloe vera tooth paste. When is the last time your teeth got sunburned anyway.
Yeah, that's what I thought.

I can't hear you when I'm talking, says my brother. He also just asked if my cat was off the dippers. I think it is time to devote a little more attention to the younger member of my gene pool, I mean I am leaving tomorrow.

current mood: eh
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Saturday, March 22nd, 2003
10:09 pm - What News?
I am here and also in one piece - head still firmly attached to my shoulders

What didn't happen today:

My car didn't shake itself to bits
There were no flat tires
I did not have to whore myself out at a rest stop for gas money home
I did not have awful, wrenching thoughts of Cracker Barrel ploys for forgiveness
There was no sleeping behind the wheel (with the exception of kitten)
There was no rain
And no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq (funny that)

The hands I left were soft and warm - it felt good to smile - didn't fear death for all the sun

Here in VA, I find that my brother has a new set of wheels. He tried to rub my nose in his "new" 88 Mustang convertible, 12 miles to the gallon he says with a smirk. . . I told him that I don't put much importance on things like cars, but he knows that.

He is auditioning at UNCG in the next week, says's he might transfer to the Durham store and eventually I am thinking of going to Boston for Graduate school. We are going to follow each other everywhere; good thing we like each other.

As previously, but nor particularly clearly mentioned, both my dad and brother work at Whole Foods. Tonight my dad and I went to get groceries and visit my brother. I love good food I don't have to pay for (I still don't want to live here though)
My dad,
(who is now allergic to gluten, I swear he is allergic to something new every time I come home)
even bought me a big bottle of my favorite raspberry Belgian lambic and let me stare at the amazing selection of international beer and wine. . .god damn it was a beautiful thing.

I want to try and organize my things for the week, but that is stoopid and overkill since I don't have responsibilities here.

So instead I will drink more and watch the Young One's with Kitten.

current mood: calm
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Thursday, March 20th, 2003
11:16 pm - It's OK if you don't want to read this
The guy who interviewed me today looked like an old professor (Joe Groves) and knew my dad.
Too bad they, they being Mr. Interviewer and my dad, are both good reputable men, otherwise I would have instantly scored a job.

I was stuck in traffic this evening for, at first, no apparent reason. But after a few minutes of stagnancy I saw banners through the fog and heard the clanging of pots and pans.
I sat in my car as the protesters marched past with hand and cardboard signs of peace chants and the like.
I think I can stand a little harmless inconvenience for the sake such expression. I don't know that protests accomplish much on a grand scale these days, but I appreciate them either way, these "disturbances", because it is a blatant reminder of dissent. It's nothing compared to the "inconveniences" of war anyway.
Even so, I was too tired to keep apartment hunting, so I drove back to the house.

It is hard to describe how I feel, how I have been feeling, for the last few weeks.
It is a kind of embalmed sense of foreboding, calm and serene and safely behind glass.
I don't want to call it fear because that doesn't seem like an appropriate term.
Fear is what I found after the break-in. I never knew what is was like before.

I am not afraid, that just isn't the right way to say it.

I am not ohmygodohmygod someone is going to die raced and terror-stricken.
Ever since Hayden died I feel a near constant sense of ending, but in this quiet and absolute way.
More than half the time Jonathan leaves I think I will never see him again. I just accept it.
Paranoia is all about uncertainty, this is not what I am feeling.

At the same time, I think my feelings lollygag in the land on non-specificity because there isn't enough that is certain because there isn't enough to go on. I haven't a clue what this war really means and what the consequences will be. And just because I can identify something as a 'depressed acceptance of an ending' doesn't mean that I understand it.

I don't know shit about war.
I don't understand my feelings about death.

If you think about emotions as a giant landscape which exists in full from the outset, I am crossing over into new territory. I haven't seen or felt many of these things before.
It is a very strange experience.

I have not been spending my time trying to figure out what I will do about this war. I suppose I am cynical and a lost cause, but I don't think there is anything I can do about it now.
I am trying to establish what I am going to do when it is over.
I am trying to figure out where I fit into it, and how it will affect my future plans.
I don't mean that in a logistical way.

What I want, is what I have wanted for quite some time now.
I want both-and not either-or.
The school system indoctrinates individuals into the culture. That is what it is designed to do. Our system teaches fear, and questioning of one's own autonomy and validity, and single-mindedness and revelry in the face of another's failure because it may well equate to your success.
It doesn't teach uniqueness because if everyone was unique there would be no one identifiable culture.

I don't know how to change the system as a whole, I haven't spent enough time in it yet, I don't even know if it would work.
So I am changing my role as a teacher within that system. I will give more options. Brainwashing to the far Left is not an acceptable response to the Right majority thinking.

That is how I am going to fight against this war.
I am not going to give up right now on living despite my overwhelming desire to do so.
I am going to become a teacher and I am going to ignore comments about my lofty ideals.

I feel ridiculously disconnect from many things and I think that's the point. The county would have to get bombed to even try and begin to understand, but the sad thing is, if attacked, the country (at this stage of its cultural identity) would still accept no responsibility. Everything is too far removed from everything else and because, perhaps, so many of us don't feel like a part of the process, we don't feel a need to accept responsibility for change either.

I am tired, so very tired and I imagine I haven't said what I meant to.

I am driving home to VA tomorrow and am vaguely concerned that someone I know may die.
But people are always dying, that is just how these things go.

current mood: listless
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Wednesday, March 19th, 2003
11:55 pm - authentic existence and other psychobabble
"I thought you didn't believe in anything," I called after her as she climbed into the Roller he sent to collect her.
"I believe in hundred quid blowjobs and mink sheets," she called back, one hand playing with a strand of her Bride of Frankenstein hairdo. "And a gold vibrator. I belive in that."

Well, I don't believe in those things specifically, but I admire this fictional punkette's conviction. I certainly wouldn't mind being able to blow off a guy with such commitment, trouble is I don't have a firm enough sense of what I want.

I would like to believe in something so I can then follow self-actualized suit and give a definite "yes" or "no".
And I must believe in something because otherwise I wouldn't feel this restless.
If I believed in nothing, I wouldn't care, and obviously I do.

And yes,
I know that I've become tiresome to some, perhaps many. I also know that most individuals have lapses into such quasiobsessiveillogicalhurtredundentimmature emotive rant-states, and so I don't feel I have broken anything irrevocably.

I don't know if any of this matters though.
I'm trying to give myself a personalized count-down, but I still don't think I know enough yet.

And here is the thing; I could never know enough.
I cannot know everything and as much as I would like to pretend as if I don't try to, that would be a bitter untruth, and I am trying to live my life in an honest manner.

Plansplansplans. . .raceracerace

I'm not quite as referentially based (and that is a severe understatement) as a lot of my friends. So that being said, the precise words of Mr. Palahniuk's contrived text I can't recall.
But its something to the effect of
the girl is afraid of making the wrong decision so she doesn't decide anything at all
something like that. . .

That is what gets me stuck, my lack of commitment to any one thing.
wish-wash, to and fro
I am just waiting for someone else to make the decision for me; begging for an obvious reason.
I am being a coward and I hate it.

So I am going to stop doing it, it's just that easy.
yep, total simplicity
And in truth, I have made a commitment to a new kind of honesty with myself. The trouble is, I have decreed tomorrow my day of reckoning and since I have not yet slept and then woken, it is still today.

It isn't even really all that dramatic. Just a matter of fact day in which I will figure out concretely what I want to do.

Nothing too big.

It's just that while I am striving to move forward and toward solid things I am also noticing a tendency to drift into a very obvious world of denial and fantasy.
It's probably time to hire someone to listen to me cry about it all because my pillow and everyone else is sick of it.

This is the point tonight where I was supposed to make contact and then feel better. The conversation would imply such things, but I am feeling worse than before and broken.

Haven't even read this entry through - it may not make a lick of sense
It's time to focus on something else now.
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2:11 pm
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Monday, March 17th, 2003
11:37 pm - Sleep?
It's obscene really; I don't understand this schedule.
I'm a bit worried that we have, when together, begun to emit some kind of caffinated pheromone and never will we sleep again.
I couldn't sleep by myself either though, so I don't think it's that.

My back and the rest of my body tend to escape most womanly, monthly annoyances but this month my lower back seems to be trying to make up for all the years of absent pain.
Which of course means my bed is useless and the floor isn't much better and I find myself craving a firm mattress far away.

I think I feel like I got more done today because of how little sleep I received last night. I had one interview, made appointments for 2 others later in the week, drove around to see some apartments, scheduled out my week. . .

Tomorrow is full as well and I am hoping that Thursday will bring some closure or at the very least give me a firm idea of what I am starting with.

I am looking forward to seeing my family and I am expecting some wacky museum fun with nesto if at all possible.
That being said, the DC area makes me a bit nervous and this whole country makes me more than a bit upset.

I am not the majority, I really realized that the other day.
I'm politically depressed; I feel like I can't do anything so I don't; not really.

I don't know what to expect from this imminent violence.

I am making myself neurotic enough as it is and maybe that is why I just accept my complete lack of understanding.
I mean, there is no way I really could know.

I should be asleep.
I wish I was.

current mood: limbo
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Saturday, March 15th, 2003
10:26 pm
I wanted to break my own bones;
that leaves a girl tired.

And with an absence of deep love there is also less fighting;
I think that's what makes it ok for me.

I have to get to this party tonight.
I avoid social situations enough as it is, but god damn am I tired.
Stooopid tired, so much so that the thought of walking to my car makes me just want to camp out here.

If I am going to go, I better start moving now.

As Richard Brautigan said, I am moving slower than a drunk snail.

And as Beck said,
i coldstep to you
with a fresh pack of gum
somehow i knew
you were lookin' for some
like a fruit that's ripe for a pickin'
i wanna do you like that Zankou Chicken
'cos only you've got a thing
that i just got to get with
i just got to get with you
and you know what we're gonna do


current mood: hey baby, wacha doin' tomorrow
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Wednesday, March 12th, 2003
10:11 pm
So I just realized something.
I think any daughter who does not much get along with her mother would shy away from moving back into her childhood home.
Especially if this daughter has graduated from college and already spent months living on her own.
But here is the thing,
the BIG thing I only just thought of:
Not only have I been away from my mother and that house since I went away to college, but since I was 16.
In 18 days that will be 7 years.
Um. . learning experiences can be fun?
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9:36 pm - Hint (as in I need to take one)
Pronunciation: 'hint
Function: noun
Etymology: probably alteration of obsolete hent act of seizing, from hent verb
a : a statement conveying by implication what it is preferred not to say explicitly
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8:11 pm - Get What, Get Back
I don't mind a baby crying in a restaurant; it doesn't phase me.
It doesn't affect me in the least because the small human life does not belong to me.
In theory this kind of detachment should have held today, but never have I ever heard a kitten scream like this.

My kitten's former partner in crime is visiting for a few days. I'm glad he has a friend, it gives his mother a break. And the Tofu Cowboy always said that Chairman hated the car; but to be honest I thought he was exaggerating. Exaggerating is what Philosophy/Theatre double majors do, right?
God damn; that shrieking beast of an otherwise docile, if not limp-wristed kitten was hyperventilating on the drive to my apartment. His meows were actually painful and ear piercing and I listen to a lot of music that much of the world would describe as torture.

He is now happy and at my home playing with Kitten; but really. . .I almost couldn't handle it.

Of course nothing has been decreed employmentwise in the passing of this work day; but that is fine.
All the more reason to take a kitten home with you and once the children are playing, crack open the vodka.

I don't much care for being alone in times of remembrance and anxiety. Beyond my simple fear of attack, it makes me worry that I've used up my capacity for non-violence and the next break-in is going to result in fight or flight. It makes me feel like a failure to be. . .
But coming home to an empty house, I was able to pretend it wasn't me living by the good graces of glorious women, but that it was my own place and I was living my own life.
And the next obvious branch of that solitary and independent existence is, of course, to get smashed and dance around the house.

So yes, practically in a catsuit of my own due to the shedding of combined fur, I shrugged off my clothes of the day and slid into my brothers old tee-ball shirt. In my tight orange, I began to make some noodles and drink some drink.

Pleasantly punched, I moved on to my video.
(yes, we have a video!. . .I miss the Young Ones DVDs already)
Grosse Pointe Blank is one of my favorites. Granted it has all kinds of pleasant connotations, but I've realized as of late, how much significance and emphasis I put on that particular year of my life. I am a bit to young to be "reliving" the good old days so no more talk of such matter.

In a completely unoriginal fashion, I adore John Cusack and how can I disapprove of a romantic comedy with near constant gunfire and The Ace of Spades in the background of an exploding convenience store, once a childhood home.

I thought I would take a break and see if the world had anything to offer, but it seems I should just stay in my cave with the kittens. I've still got 2 videos from Helena that I borrowed and the lovely roommate K. left me 3 free rentals.

Who needs reality, when I have the cinema

current mood: in transition
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Monday, March 10th, 2003
8:43 pm - bleh
I am getting a parking ticket right now.
I saw the man drive in, he is going to fine me for something obscenely incorrect and frivolous.
I do not care.
I did nothing to hinder this inevitability.
I just kept walking.
Of course now I don't feel like getting the information I came here to get; I don't feel like doing much of anything.
I would like something of measure to work out in my favor; no that isn't childish or whiny, it's just an honest thought.
I don't want to have to give up so much based on employment, but the more real that possibility comes, the more doom and gloom I become.
But I'll call tomorrow anyway, I will keep trying.

edit: By the heavens, I was actually spared a parking ticket. . .maybe I will get this job. . .or maybe not
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Sunday, March 9th, 2003
10:38 pm - to everything that I can't see and for everything that I can't hear
I need to get out.

Only others have really stood
A place, a place, a place called
A place, a place called,
A place, a place called,
A place, a place called
A place called won't be there
It's a place called won't be there

current mood: determined
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Saturday, March 8th, 2003
3:40 pm - from now on it is called "washing-up liquid"
I haven't written about my cat in a while, so I will do that. Far more harmless than anything inside my head right now at the very least.
So today is fucking gorgeous. I do not understand how it can be 50 degrees then 30 degrees then 65 degrees, but today is beautiful and I will accept it.

I slept in after a night of drinking and escapism. I learned last night that there are some things you can't forget no matter how much you wish you could, that kitten likes soybean shells, and that I can say piss off just like Vyvyan does if I scrunch up my mouth just right. I said piss off a lot last night. But K. and I didn't break anything.

When I woke up I had a left over pancake and then K. was so gracious as to accompany me to the store to buy things for kitten (like food and a new toy). Here is the thing; Thor has lost his edge. He didn't like the car trip nearly as much as usual and was kind of a wuss once we got to store. Eventually he calmed down a bit and explored. I guess I should give him credit for being "relaxed" around so many dogs, but he used to eat these kinds of adventures right up. I think he is just out of practice so from now on there are more outings for kitten.

Realizing now that I have just eaten a single pancake today, however, I think I should probably go home and eat a little bit more.

I will not get in a funk today. I will NOT!

current mood: determined
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Friday, March 7th, 2003
5:17 pm - um. . . hey
I don't know what just happened - it's like the bottom just dropped right out from under me. Is depression supposed to happen this quickly? It just doesn't seem right.

amendment: xbennx is supa fly. Thanks for the thoughts of cake, runnning away and general sense of other that has helped lift my mood. Though in all fairness mittenstein did fart for me while at work. I think I just needed silliness and someone to talk with.
Thanks kids.
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