31 August 2010 @ 05:29 pm
Real Life Is A Mixed Bag  
In crappy news, my cat, Avon, had to be put to sleep last week. Basically, it sucked (understatement) but it was the right decision. :(

Also last week, two of my best friends moved to Africa for the next year. It's super great for them and I hope to get the chance to visit them. I'm gonna miss them like crazy though (thank goodness for instant messaging/email/video chat).

[livejournal.com profile] lost_land and [livejournal.com profile] teamothers are going well-ish. The non-participants (of which there are too many for my liking) are starting to stress me out but the people who are participating in team comm/challenges are awesome! I'm having a fun time getting to know everyone and seeing the awesome stuff they make. We won our first challenge the other day which was nice. :D

I went to see Rufus Wainwright last week. It was the end of his tour and he let all of his emotions (of which there were many) loose. He sounded beautiful as ever and his sister, Martha, was great too (her Edith Piaf covers were amazing).

I didn't take any of these but I'm glad someone did.

Setlist for the second set and encore. He played (the whole of?) All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu as the first set.

So dramatic!

I ♥ everything he wears (even if I think it's ugly).

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[identity profile] malicat.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry about your cat *hugs*
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
Thanks. *hugs back*
[identity profile] citibyrd.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
Aww, I'm sorry about your cat. That's always so hard. ♥

I'm glad the concert was good, though!
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)
It does always suck. :(

It was great! Very emotional and a really interesting mix of music.
[identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
Another flister on mine went to see Rufus/Marth a few weeks ago, and she loved the Piaf covers, too! I sent her a link to upload the album from [livejournal.com profile] indie_exchange.

Wow. Your friends moved to Africa? I hope they'll have a wonderful time there, and I hope y'all can keep in touch regularly.

Also, I'm glad you and the Mothers are having a good time. It sucks that there are a bunch of slackers on the team though. I'm gonna pimp at my comm tomorrow, and hopefully, that'll lead more people to your awesome team. :)

Last of all, I'm really sorry to hear about Avon. I know you did what was best, and I can't imagine how hard it is to put your pet to sleep. *hugs*
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
Sweet! I was gonna go looking for the album at some point so that's very handy!

Yup, to Tanzania. My friend is doing lawyer-y things w/refugees and her husband went with her.

That would be great. The people that are there are awesome, I just wish there weren't so many people totally absent (who have earned zero points and never check in on the comm).

It sucks, honestly. She wasn't that old so I didn't see it coming. But she was suffering so it had to be done. :( *hugs*
[identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
[livejournal.com profile] indie_exchange is one of the best comms on LJ, seriously. You can find just about any artist there!

Slackers oughta be cut after 2 weeks of inactivity, right? Man, I really hope people will respond to my pimpage. Also, [livejournal.com profile] equanimousicons is being featured in my comm's pimping post tomorrow, so...yeah.

I'm glad you put her out of her misery, but obviously, it fuckin' sucks that you now have to miss her so much.
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've been a member there for awhile but I don't frequent it and besides [livejournal.com profile] mp3_share I have a really bad tendency to forget which music sharing comms I'm in. Thanks for the tip though, I'm totally going to snag it. I thought about buying the album after the concert but I didn't want to make my friend wait for me.

The application pages warns that people who are inactive after challenge 10 will be cut so that should be really soon. I just don't understand joining a team and then literally never even checking in once. But, a lot of the newer people are stepping up so I won't mind if we have to cut some people and get fresh blood.

Pimping? Sweet! That reminds me, I need to go check out your 20in20 JGL icons (for he is the truth, after all). :D

I've gone through this with multiple pets but, yeah, it always sucks.
[identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)
I can barely remember the last time I bought an actual CD instead of illegally downloading it. So sad.

The thing is that even if you get moe newbies, there's just as much chance that they'll slack, too. I seriously don't get why some people join when they know they don't have time to be online and complete those challenges.

I'd love to get any feedback from you about my JGL batch. It was tons of fun to make, but some concrit never hurts. It's great to know what I can improve upon!

And awww, I'm sorry that you've had to endure that loss so much. I'm sure it hurts just as much as the first time whenever it happens. *hugs*
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'd have to think pretty hard to remember last time I bought one as well.

That's true but I've got my fingers crossed that a new load of noobs will be more into it.

I'm gonna comment as soon as my internet stops being a bitch (it & my email have been acting up for the last week). It's only partially loading the icons (even after refresh). Grrrrr, stupid computer.

Thanks *hugs back*
[identity profile] phantomsangel.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
Sorry about the kitty. <3

And you got to see Rufus! I am jealous!
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)

This is my third time seeing him and he is so fantastic. I want to go every time he comes to town. :D
[identity profile] riddledfate.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about your cat :[ It's always hard to take such a decision *hugs*

Omg, you went to Rufus' convert! @_@ Great to hear it was so amazing :)
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
*hugs back*

Yep! I ♥ Rufus sooo much and he's amazing live. :D
[identity profile] snuffkin.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 07:56 am (UTC)
I'm sorry about your cat :(
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on September 2nd, 2010 04:33 am (UTC)
[identity profile] jim-panse.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 11:05 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry about your cat *hugs*

yay mothers! ;D

omg Rufus! I'm sure the concert was amazing :)
and your pics look great!
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on September 2nd, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
Thanks *hugs*


It was amazing. I've seen him live three times and each time has been totally different but equally awesome! :D
[identity profile] more-lemonade.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, no! Kitty! I'm so sorry! We recently had to put my REALLY old dog to sleep. She was SO sweet. <3
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on September 2nd, 2010 04:36 am (UTC)
Thanks. It sucks doesn't it? I'm sorry about your dog, too. ♥
[identity profile] promiseoftin.livejournal.com on September 2nd, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
HOLY EFF, did you take those pictures?! Exquisite! Super jealous. The gig I went to had crazy photo rules even for us pros! Dandy show, though.

Condolences for your cat, dearie. *hugs*
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on September 2nd, 2010 04:33 am (UTC)
No, unfortunately I didn't (although I was sitting so close that if there hadn't been photo rules I could have). Someone awesomer then me was able to get a bunch of photos and uploaded them on flickr.

Thanks. *hugs*
[identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com on September 3rd, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
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