31 August 2010 @ 05:29 pm
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).

A few pictures behind the cut )
21 February 2008 @ 03:32 am
I spent the whole weekend in Vancouver, BC, which was very fun, and I planning on posting about it tomorrow.

For now, all I have is an icon post:

[21] Big Fat Anniversary Quiz, Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 06 & 07
[17] Russell Brand
[22] Never Mind the Buzzcocks - 21x03
[38] The IT Crowd - The Red Door, The Dinner Party
[35] Torchwood - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang & Misc. Promo Pics


Icons Here at my icon journal [livejournal.com profile] equanimousicons
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05 July 2007 @ 01:26 am
Just got back from 4th of July festivities at Gas Works park (which is where Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles played paintball in the movie "10 Things I Hate Abut You"). I've never been to the fireworks there (I've never been there period) and I'm really glad I went this year because they were spectacular.

My 4th )

Pictures of the AMAZING view from Gas Works )

I hope everyone had a great Fourth!!!
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24 June 2007 @ 12:47 am
I just got back from seeing Serenity (didn't just finish seeing it but I just got back)!!!! I have insane amounts of love for Joss Whedon and that movie.

cutting, just incase someone who plans on seeing the movie but hasn't doesn't get spoiled )
08 June 2007 @ 12:01 am
I just got back from seeing The Police in concert. It was pretty rad. There was a lot of really great rock guitar and some awesome reggaeish bass beats. I also enjoyed the percussion, with the little cymbals and bells and timpani (I believe). Plus, the drummer was silly so I liked him. Sting's voice still sounds great and he's pretty good looking for a man of advancing years (I don't actually know how old he is). They played all their big hits, a bunch of songs I vaguely recognized, and a few more besides.

Before the concert I went to Easy Street Records and bought The Matches' album E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals and the May issue of Kerrang (w/The Used as cover boys..."crazy Bert is back" according to the cover!).
19 May 2007 @ 06:48 pm
Yesterday I had the immense pleasure of going to Portland Oregon's Powell's Books for the first time. I've heard so much about it over the years but I'd yet to go for myself. A friend and I decided to rectify the situation so we specifically planned a drive down to Portland to go there. I knew it was going to be big but I don't think I could really imagine quite what that meant. It's a whole city block, 5 stories (I believe) with 8 color coded rooms (which helps a lot with the navigation) and just might be the biggest independent new and used bookstore in the world. In other words, it's pretty much paradise.

I bought 8 of books while I was there! )

My only gripe is that they don't have a bookstore like this in Seattle.

I can't wait to go again!
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18 December 2006 @ 11:12 pm
YAY my power is back on!!!!! and I was even able to tinker with the modem and get my DSL to start working again. I'm so excited. :)

I'm sure I was supposed to learn something profound from this whole experience but mostly I just learned that electricity is the greatest invention ever and that I don't care that I'm totally addicted to it. Also, music is the most wonderful boredom reliever ever.

Better than having the internet/TV/lights back is having the heat back. I don't think I've ever been so cold in my whole life.

I'm just thankful that I/no one I know was hurt (though trees did land on some of my family members houses, but they're physically fine).

The reason my power's been out for what feels like forever:

A tree (which is mostly cleaned up in this pic) fell onto a power pole and then onto a car.

Another toppled tree in my neighborhood.

Now that there's no more storm stressing I just have to spend the next week finishing my HTML classes and power shopping for Christmas presents.
Current Music: Gay Messiah - Rufus Wainwright
16 December 2006 @ 11:39 pm
It's insane in Western Washington! My power's been out since Thursday evening (at 9:50 - with 10 minutes left in The Office - grrrrr) and it may not comeback again until next week. Apparently a tree fell on a power line. =(

It's freezing at my house but luckily, right now, I'm staying at my grandparents house. YAY for heat, possibly stolen internet, and electricity to charge my iPod and cellphone!

I'll bitch more later. If I have internet access, that is.
28 November 2006 @ 12:05 am
I HATE snow right now! I also hate Washington's transportation system. WORST. SYSTEM. EVER!

I had my last HTML Level 1 class tonight which I left at 8:50 and I didn't get home until almost 11:30. Boo :( Thank goodness I had my iPod along with me to a least save me from boredom, if not freezing.

Then, the second bus that I took didn't have chains so it wouldn't drive to my stop so I got to walk home from the park & ride. Joy.

The only bright spot in an otherwise shitty evening was that my Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium (including Photoshop CS2, Illustrator, Indesign, Go Live, & Acrobat) arrived at the bookstore. So, three cheers for student discounts....YAY! :) So within the next day or two I'll be posting my last batch of icons made with PS 7 and soon I'll get to post some with Photoshop CS. Hopefully CS doesn't have a steep learning curve and my newer icons won't have to go through a suck period.

Hope everyone else's weather is better!
Current Mood: cold
15 September 2006 @ 09:25 pm
I just got back from Vancouver, BC and felt like writing some thoughts about my trip. Feel free to share your thoughts on Canada!

- I love living in a city that, in good driving conditions, is only 3 hrs away from Canada. You can take a fairly inexpensive trip up there for a week and it's far enough/interesting enough that it feels like a real vacation or you can, as I often do, just go up there for a day.

- The drive to Vancouver is still boring and I hate waiting at the border (more when coming back into the US). All of this is made infinitely better by music playlists.

- The most beautiful part of the drive is on the outskirts of Bellingham where there are hills and hills of beautiful trees and a really gorgeous lake of which it's name I don't know. It would be awesome to own a house there. The rest of the drive is through the boonies, consisting of lots of yellowed grass and farm animals. Like I said, music is my savior.

- There are many interesting place names to and from Vancouver such as Stillaguamish and Chuckanut Drive. WA has many other funny/great city names, mostly courtesy of Native American languages, such as: Skookumchuck, Humptulips, Walla Walla, Forks, Mock City, Puyallup, Sequim*

* almost no one whose not from WA can pronounce this city's name. Try.

More Musings Behind The Cut )

Some icons dedicated to Vancouver:

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