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Monday, September 29th, 2008
11:00 pm - From the Ashes
They've been airing the Phoenix Saga arc of the X-Men Animated Series on Jetix and I was just struck by the utter timelessness of this story. It is probably the best X-Men story ever written.

current mood: nostalgic

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Saturday, June 14th, 2008
1:02 pm - And now for a less INCREDIBLY depressing post.
I saw The Incredible Hulk last night. Now, as you might have guessed, I am fan of Edward Norton. In fact, I will need to add new mood icons now. Mmm, Hulk smashy goodness. His performance was brilliant as always. It was Liv Tyler I was concerned about, because she has never impressed me even when she was playing an elf princess. However, I think she did quite the nice job as Betty. The prospects for the Avengers movie give me chills. DC really needs to step up its game. Put Seann William Scott and Hal Sparks in a Booster/Beetle movie, DC!

current mood: excited

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Monday, February 19th, 2007
12:08 pm - Buy It By the Brick, Ya Know.
So, I go to Mile High Comics to perform my civic duty and buy a shrinkwrapped brick of twelve Marvel Heroclix Armor Wars boosters only for the special promotion to have ended three days prior to my purchase. The gods laughed heartily at my error. I do now have the bulk of the base set and a few uniques as well, at least.

current mood: working

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2006
10:04 am - Today is crème brûlée day!
Dear LiveJournal,

It has been quite some time since I wrote you and for those of you who look to this space with any sort of devotion, I apologize. Since my last entry, I have grown past my crush on Mr. Todd Hall. The words "I haven't been drunk" were involved. Bastard. I transitioned from being a Westaff employee to being a full time employee of Lincoln Educational Services with a commiserate raise of one dollar fifty (1.50$) on top of the one dollar raise (1$) I had received from Westaff just a few weeks before my hire date of 31 July. My official job title is Admissions Coordinator and it's the first job I have ever had that I did not hate.

12 August, Glenn Vanecek reentered my life. He conceded that perhaps I was right about trying our hands at a relationship. I've started roleplaying Oriental Adventures with his friends and he. Old school DND, THAC0. It's scary stuff, but fun. I need to buy my own set of dice. We are officially in the "let's keep things as they are" stage. Rick's KC may be moving to Denver. He will be out here on the seventh for the weekend. He's taking him to Puerto Vallarta. I've decided to take my vacation the same week.

I went out with Kari and Steve to happy hour last night. We all got trashed and then went to dinner. The huevos ranchero are not sitting well.



current mood: nauseated

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Thursday, June 29th, 2006
10:23 am - Today, Spider-Man 3 gives me a hard-on.
Superman Returns was alright. Nice restart, many more films will follow, blah blah blah. Batman Begins was better. The highlight on my cinema-going experience was the Spidey trailer. Two girlfriends, two costumes, and three supervillians. Mmm, mmm good. Can't wait til May.

current mood: geeky

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
11:29 am - Today, I have a Superdate.
His name is Hall. Todd Hall.

He's a drunkard and a stoner who works for Wells Fargo where he started as a temp eight years ago.

He graduated from DU.

He has a dog named Fudge.

When we first met, he gifted me with a copy of the Witch's Almanac. When we next met, we exchanged phone numbers. I didn't know what his name was so I called him Enrique.

We had our first date Saturday 10 Jun. We saw the Omen. It was rather stupid.

We have our second date tonight. He's fixing me dinner, then we're going to see Superman Returns. Per my last post, I'm broke, so I hope he does not mind paying, even if it was my idea. I put out, so I think it's a fair exchange. Though, I don't know how good of an idea that is. Things are going rather well and I don't want to fuck them up by jumping into the sack prematurely.

current mood: anxious

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11:28 am - Today, I doubt my ability to perform basic arithmetic.
I'm like to consider myself a rational person with a fairly advanced understanding of mathematics. Why, then, do I find it so incredibly difficult to maintain a positive account balance with my bank? I don't think I make a great number of extravagant purchases, but for some reason my debt consistantly outweighes my income.

At least I can take solace in the fact that I will soon be a full time employee of Lincoln Educational Services with the commisserate raise that entails. However, God only knows how long it will take for corporate to file the neccessary paperwork and then there's the interview process. I needed a raise a month ago.

This fucking blows.

current mood: frustrated

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Wednesday, June 21st, 2006
1:33 pm - Boys Are Stupid
Especially the ones who have obtained 40+ years and are still BOYS. Fucking gender.


I'm at work. I actually don't hate this job and have nothing to complain about except the money. I have this nasty habit of spending more money than I actually make, but hopefully they will be quick to get me on the payroll with a considerable raise. I'm thinking something like $3 more an hour. Of course, I will still probably spend more than I actually make, but I'll feel worse about it.

Sunday was my birthday. I started celebrating (read:drinking) Thursday. Friday I got depressed and had a miserable night. Saturday I popped a happy pill beforehand and actually had a good time. After we closed the bar, I passed out at breakfast though. I feel bad because they were going to sing and give me cake. It was the happy pill that did me in; those things work like sleeping pills on me and I'd been drinking all night.

current mood: sleepy

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Friday, May 26th, 2006
12:29 pm - Saw the midnight... SPOILERS

current mood: lethargic

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Monday, April 17th, 2006
1:24 am - Today, I had a miserable Easter.
In which I bitch about something that doesn't deserve it.Collapse )

current mood: pissed off

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Monday, March 27th, 2006
1:25 am - Today, I figured I'd do a quick update.
Working, getting laid semi-regularly. Monitoring my drinking. No desire to hurt myself.

current mood: high

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006
7:47 pm - Today, Will is being a real bitch.
Which religion is the right one for you?Collapse )

current mood: annoyed

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
9:23 pm - Today, I did a job fair.
I also broke my fast. I haven't told anyone this for fear of jinxing the effort by speaking its name, but I decided, for Lent, to give up the bottle. While I was totally justified in getting completely shitfaced Sunday night (Sundays are not counted as part of the forty days between Mardi Gras and Easter) I had a cocktail earlier. Granted it was just one, but still. If I were doing this for actually religious reasons, then there'd be some sort of penance involved; as I am just doing this for myself, I'm not going to beat myself up over a single madras. I already know I can be at the bar and not drink even while everyone around me imbibes, so I guess I accomplished my goal.

I'm at Will & David's, bored, and now for memes!

Which Ewan McGregor character are you?Collapse )

The Commonly Confused Words TestCollapse )

current mood: tired

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Monday, March 6th, 2006
2:26 pm - Today, I know that alcohol is my bitch and not the other way around.
I went to the bar not once, but two nights in a row and didn't imbibe. I had a miserable time on both occasions, but at least now I know I don't need booze to get me down; I can do that just fine on my own.

I didn't get to watch the Oscars, but I did see Rachel and Reese win their statues; I applauded. I was hoping Jake would win best supporting, but three out of eight (for Brokeback) ain't bad at all. Interesting factoid: of the thirty-five (excluding foreign and short) films nominated in some category, at present, I have seen a paltry eleven.

current mood: anxious

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Wednesday, March 1st, 2006
2:27 pm - Today, I am employed again.
Apparently, I type 9500 keystrokes per hour and have an unusually high level of office and administrative skill. Quote self: "I can do any job you find for me, and I can do it well." Gretchen just didn't heed my words when I spoke them weeks ago; fortunately for Westaff, Trish isn't such a dumbass and actually interviewed me and put me through some diagnostics. In addition to basic office and data entry, she tested me on Word and Excel. I scored really high on those too. Now, we just have to hope that my references from Subway and the theatre, plus my really incredibly good test scores--I am not just bragging, Trish kept going on an on about how she's never seen scores so good--outweigh my reference from the garage. She's already got a position in mind for me. I may even be working within the next ten days.

current mood: accomplished

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
3:29 pm - Today, I think I finally bottomed out, because things don't suck as much.
Under the influence of alcohol, I called my parents and announced my intention to end my life. (That was such a bad idea on so many levels; I can't even begin to elaborate on all of them in this space.) Well, after spending some time... away, I came back home today to find several voice mails awaiting my pleasure. Most of them were from Rick. One, however, was from Westaff, an employment agency. I have an interview tomorrow for a mail clerk position. Why can't these things happen BEFORE I go all movie-of-the-week?

current mood: curious

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
3:04 pm - Today, I feel confident taking the gun away from my jaw.
I was overdue for a vacation. Las Vegas was just what the doctor ordered. I didn't have nearly as horrible a time as I was expecting. My outbound flight was delayed seventy-five minutes, but my return flight left on time. I got laid my last night there; it wasn't very good. Hindsight being twenty-twenty, I only continued to talk to the man because he was buying me drinks. Rick is not angry with me anymore and we only had one evening of drama. He expertly brought me out of my malaise the next day by suggesting a movie (we saw King Kong). I hadn't spoken so much as five words all day until he asked if I wanted to go to the theatre and my dire mood was so palpable the waiter at the buffet asked if there was anything he could do to help.

However, it was only a temporary respit and I feel as though I could slip right back into a serious depression if I don't find a job soon. I'm probably going to be denied unemployment insurance--Rick's idea, not mine--based on the circumstances of my termination, the bank has been harrassing me because my checking has been overdrawn for weeks (they will likely charge off the account), and the one job lead that I had high hopes for--working construction with Will--turned out to be a cold one. It's one of the few industries where you should be able to become employed unskilled for crissake.

current mood: blah

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Monday, February 13th, 2006
4:09 pm - Today, I think I might be having a nervous breakdown.
I can't recall the last time I was this depressed.Collapse ) I have yet to finish reading A Feast for Crows. I'm on page 470 approximately. The abundance of lesbian sex in this series is starting to wear on my nerves. I know I am not the only reader out there who wants to read the Renly Baratheon/Loras Tyrell cutscene. I'm sure if I went searching I could find some intrepid fan who has already written it.

[ETA] Been playing Final Fantasy V. I've managed to progress further than my old save game in less game time, but have still attained the same level (32).

current mood: depressed

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2005
10:01 am - Today, I decided I was overdue for an update.
It's been over a fucking month (5 weeks 4 days). Isn't that crazy? Well, maybe not, but what is crazy is that the last time I updated it was the morning after a threesome and then time it's the morning after the morning after! That's a hell of a coincidence. See, at some time during the last 5 weeks I got really fucked up, picked up equally fucked up Will at the bar, and stumbled home with him (he lives three blocks away from the bar, how convenient) and not well, the scars from all the times I fell are still healing. When we got back to his place, I met his husband David! I stumbled my way right into a seven-year relationship. We didn't all three hook up that night. Will and I both passed out pretty soon after we got out of our clothes in fact, and that would have been the end of it had I not had a look around their house the next morning, specifically the book shelf. Will and Dave are into all the same shit I am. DnD, Harry Potter, Clive Barker. If I'd seen any comic books, then I don't think I would ever have left. Long story, short, it was Will's birthday (the big 3-3) Sunday and he wanted me to fuck David while he watched. That's not quite what happened (Will was hella drunk and we all three were baked on this really good shit), but I ended up being an hour late for work.

And then there's Tim (44). I met Tim one Sunday afternoon while I was out with Will at the bar. Tim is the ideal guy in a great many ways. He cooks. He parties. He's good in bed. His only major flaw is that he's a major homebody who doesn't ever go out after happy hour! (Although he did one Saturday night totally unexpectedly and made my weekend.)

Friday night, I turned into a raging primadonna when Tony announced he was going home with Mike (a second time). One: Mike is totally hot. Two: Mike is a top! At one point, I offered my ass to the both of them. Having to share one eager bottom is still a step above fooling around with another top! Those two are just patiently trying to outwait the other. It's maddening really.

I HAVE A DATE WITH RAAINE. Monday, we're going to Naked Boys Singing. Cross your fingers, I want this to be the first date we tell the grandbabies about.

current mood: giddy

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Saturday, October 29th, 2005
10:10 am - ATTN: Members of the RPing Community! ! !
With my new, supercharged cellular phone and its mobile web, I can sit all night at work rapid-mailing local hotties on www.Manhunt.net. It just now occurred to me that I could also get back into rping that way. (I updated my LJ from my phone just the other night, which, granted, is only one part of the equation but still something.)

I can't remember if I ever explained myself in any fashion or if I just left a graveyard of inacative journals behind, but when the lease on my ex-roommates' apartment was up (almost a year ago now), I was left in a bit of a lurch since at that point I was only connecting via my roommate's computer anyway. Then, in the process of getting my own apartment, I had a bunch of my shit stolen. The long and the short of it is I haven't been able to connect to the Internet at my leisure until now (and then only in a limited, but still useful capacity).

Assuming (a) I can IM from my phone and (b) you of the rping community would have me back in any capacity, then is this a course of action I should persue?

current mood: curious

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