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Oct. 12th, 2009

cmurph

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so at my appointment today I got no news other than the go-ahead to fly to china & permission to lift 20-30 pounds (40? 50? 60 lbs = no no no). I sat in a parking lot, returned a book and set of DVDS by proxy, threw some bread into a forest, drove a friend to the hospital, and then had an hour-long conversation with another friend in an apartment with bare walls, lit by one small yellow light, at a table too small for two people. It was like che & fidel, only a 60s sitcom where they talk about their mild auditory hallucinations and roommates' poor nutrition (ritz bitz, graham crackers, popcorn, peanut butter, vanilla wafers...) um so anyway, like, what was I talking about?

moar halloween!!!Collapse )

it's been a long day and I'm exhausted, ok?

Oct. 10th, 2009

nureyev

foster a strong sense of identity

topics

• Halloween (the chipmunks meet the wolfman, my favorite seasonal movies)
• Murder, She Wrote (qualms, how I think it's improved) / The A-Team (development of: storylines, characters)

got to keep my thoughts in order or else I just go on and onCollapse )
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Oct. 9th, 2009

nureyev

you have to be

today's pt session didn't make me throw up so that's cool~
(I got a lecture about how archaeology is Not All Fun & Mayan Temples
people like to lecture me because I'm allergic to interrupting)
3 days, 22 days, ??
yesterday, I got a new passport, $30, & some soda in the mail

thinking: apartment, german expat area of puxi
(If I spend all my time in china with germans
I'm doing it wrong)

33 pictures since I discovered how the tablet works.
wrote 5000+ words of a new story tonight
I think I'm retelling the same story over and over,
not because I'm trying to get it right,
but because I don't know how to do anything else.
but, I guess, slowly, they cannibalize one another
and start to become really complex.

once, the A-team fought the nazis, who were building a nuclear reactor
(hannibal pronounces it "noo•kyoo•ler," for shame)
[note: I feel like their humor really picks up in season 3!!]

quick, dr. fletchmaster, what do you have to say about nazis in south america with a nuclear base?!




yes, I agree...
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Oct. 6th, 2009

nureyev

i'd rather be a fool than a fascist

archery, PT, vietnam book.

how do we feel about televangelists, j. b. fletcher?



yes, very good.

Sep. 11th, 2009

nureyev

f. j.

ok so I made this god-awful .gif of fred doing a dance.

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I would say I need to get a hobby, but I think this is my hobby.

Sep. 4th, 2009

nureyev

all bids, no trumps

today I learned why the sky is blue, why the leaves change colors in the fall, and what causes static electricity. I was really disturbed by the example of hats and hair in relation to static electricity - it's the result of a hat stealing your electrons!!!!! don't think too much about how indistinct you are, it can really start spiraling in some weird directions.
anyway... for some reason in the past I couldn't quite grasp the rayleigh effect. I mustn't have been reading it with enough focus, because it's not super-difficult. it's also to blame for blue eyes! sometimes science is fun.
I'm also nearly done with my book on the stock market crash (1929).
here are some pictures from the muppets take manhattan, an unexceptional offering from henson studios... seriously, an actual wedding? setting that kind of precedent is dangerous.



i f'n heart kermitCollapse )

Aug. 24th, 2009

nureyev

more than gold




I'm not getting surgery! Sort of a relief, mostly a continuous source of exhaustion and aimlessness: my spine!

Aug. 21st, 2009

nureyev

feelin' good, jcq

Once, I got in trouble for not paying attention during a lecture about citations. It became quite a fuss (at one point I was threatened with an in-school suspension??), but in the end, I was the only person in the class to give a presentation with the correct citation format. I still had to give the person I ignored an apology, and she deigned to call me "clever." My opinion of administrative officials and formal education has been tumbling down a rocky hill ever since.

Anyway, I recently attempted to watch Interview With a Vampire because a) Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise as vampires sounds promising, doesn't it? and b) everyone else seems to have seen and enjoyed it. This was my impression of the first 15 minutes, before I gave up:



Wick, W. & Marzollo, J. (1996). I SPY Spooky Night. New York: Scholastic Inc.

Jul. 14th, 2009

d. win

"this is just to say"

I was talking to a friend (kate) about the beekeeper's apprentice and a different series of books by the same author. I said that something about the characters bothered me, although the writing was generally compelling enough, and having finished another book I think I pinpointed the problem.

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I've always been worried that I won't be able to write my senior thesis or whatever you're supposed to write when you're graduating from college/graduate school because there's no way I could write 80 pages on one topic. apparently I should get a degree in bitching about books people like and analyzing closeted fictional characters.
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Jul. 5th, 2009

nureyev

locussss

there's this ring by alexander mcqueen in the shape of a skull with a fly on its forehead. it's so tacky, the way my ed hardy boots are - well, somewhere between tacky and gaudy - so of course I want it. I really think sometimes I'm a totally gauche kind of person. in other news, I want to own a pocket watch. (one where you can see the gears.) I always had bad luck with watches as a kid, I could end them in like a month so after I had about 5 or 6 in one year I just gave up.

I'm watching sherlock holmes. he's so much more fun on tv (he's so wonderfully dyspeptic) than in the stories, where he just tells you how he solved the mystery after the fact. my favorite thing in the tv show is when watson (or someone) starts laughing and sherlock, who is only vaguely human, looks around the room before barking like a dog in an imitation of mirth. it's extra-fabulous whenever the other people keep laughing so he stops and then does it again and looks totally pleased with himself. speaking of stories, the one I was working on is 100% dead in the water. typical. I was on a big reading and writing kick, but now all I want to do is play the piano and watch bad (or excellent?) japanese dramas.

I've been watching this thing called "chiller drive in," it's essentially locally produced and it's about this guy who dresses up like a werewolf and then shows old b horror movies. last night it was "the horror of spider island" or something like that, and before that "santa conquers the martians." the absolute best line from last night was when this guy picks up a hammer and says: "This hammer has a long handle. Undoubtedly for excavating metals, most likely uranium."

yes, I always excavate my uranium with hammers.

I voted for brandon inge to be in the MLB all-star game. I would support a brandon inge for president campaign, actually, as I think he's awesome. his sidekick can be malkin and when Inge can't accomplish things with charity and grace and light, malkin can swoop in and punch some noses or whatever. (I kid from love~)

I've also been watching lots of wild wild west lately. it's this tv show from idk the 60s or 70s and it's american, not british, whoa and I might have a huge crush on james west's fashion fabulous ways. (that's actually not in question at all.) the fourth of july came and went and my summer is slipping out from under me.
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