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Subject:Writer's Block: I May Be Crazy
Time:06:29 pm
What does this Rorschach blot look like to you?


2 little dogs on either side of a bell, with a basket on top of it.
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Subject:Writer's Block: Bite Me
Time:09:47 pm
From Dr. Polidori's Lord Ruthven to Stephenie Meyer's Edward Cullen, the annals of vampire lore are filled with attractive, charming bloodsuckers. Which one would you most want to be bitten by?


Eli from "Let the Right One In." Much against my better judgment I was thoroughly enchanted by the film. I say against my better judgment because a) it's a vampire movie, (Pfffft. I am completely bored by most new "horror.") and b) it stars children. I have a problem with most child actors. But both of the child leads in this film were amazing. Both of them broke my heart. I loved it. The book is very good as well. It's an often told story, but told in a creative, compelling and completely haunting way. The only thing I wished about both the book and the film was that more background about Eli would have been included. I fell so in love with her/him as a character that I would love to know more about her/his past.
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Subject:Writer's Block: Licensed to Drive
Time:10:20 pm
Should we just be handing over the car keys when kids turn 16? Why or why not?


Absolutely not. Allstate, as I'm sure you well know, teenage kids can not fucking drive. I'm a claims adjuster for one of your competitors. Take it from me.
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Subject:Writer's Block: LiveJournal Book Club
Time:09:01 pm
Out of all of your favorite books, pick just one you'd recommend everyone read. As a bonus: why did you pick that one?

Of course everyone is picking Twilight, and this my friends is sign # 12367236 that the apocalypse is impending. And that the world is full of illiterate douchebags.

But seriously, my pick is Colors Insulting to Nature by Cintra Wilson. It's probably the funniest book I've ever read. And anyone who grew up in the 80's with delusions of celebrity (which is to say everyone) should definitely give it a read. As she says in her introduction, every red blooded American deep down has the desire to be famous. Her take on that theme is hilarious and heart breaking.
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Subject:Wut?
Time:11:21 am
So I go to livejournal.com today, and this is what I see:
srsly, wtfCollapse )

Is this part of that worm thing from yesterday or one of lj's stupid ass April Fool's pranks or something?

Obviously, my friends page and journal page work fine, I just have to type it in manually.
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Subject:Writer's Block: Multimedia
Time:10:43 pm
What is your favorite macro? Why?


derp

I'm also a big fan of "LET ME SHOW YOU MY POKEMANS" and a couple varieties of "Jesus Christ it's a lion, get in the car" and some other classics that we've all seen a million times. But this is my current favorite. I seriously lol'd at this one for a good 5 minutes straight.
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Subject:Writer's Block: Untimely Passing
Time:01:47 am
RIP John Lennon. The list of sudden and unexpected celebrity deaths is long—Princess Di, Heath Ledger, Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe, and many more. Which one affected you the most on an emotional level?

Mark Sandman of Morphine. His death broke my heart. I felt just as sad and upset as if a friend had died. I was very "I don't want to talk about it" for quite a while. When the posthumous Morphine album "The Night" came out, its lyrics and general ambiance just tore me up all over again. There was something prophetic in the lyrics when you considered the time frame before his death in which they were written.

I still miss him. The world is worse off for his loss.

Rest in peace Mark. Someday there'll be a cure for pain.
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Subject:Writer's Block: Gone but Not Forgotten
Time:05:21 pm
Many beloved television shows are no longer with us, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Six Feet Under, and Mystery Science Theater 3000. What defunct television show do you miss the most?

As shameful as it is to admit, my answer is the original Beverly Hills, 90210. I watched it religiously for a decade, folks. A DECADE. By the end of its run, I could not even describe to you how much I hated it. The shark was jumped several seasons in but I just kept watching out of some strange masochistic compulsion. But now that its been off the air for several years, I long for the good old days of my Thursday night 90210 ritual. Since its been gone I have never had another show that I was so wrapped up in. There hasn't been another program that I've watched week after week come hell or high water like I did with 90210, and there probably never will be again. And the new on that's currently on the air doesn't even remotely compare. I watched a few episodes, but as they say you can't go home again. Oh Dylan McKay, where are you tonight?

I've been meticulously collecting each season on DVD, by the way. I have a strong inkling I'll be getting season 6 for Christmas, and let me tell you, I am brimming with anticipation.

I guess I should also mention Twin Peaks in my response, because in my humble opinion that was hands down the best show ever to air on television. 18 years later and there's been nothing that comes even close to its brilliance. But I guess it was ahead of its time, and television audiences weren't prepared to watch a piece of FILM each week. I will never understand why there were only 2 seasons, especially when you consider the cult following Twin Peaks still has to this day. One day soon (hopefully for Christmas as well) I'll be getting my black lodge "Let's Rock!" tattoo as a tribute. :)
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Subject:Writer's Block: So Many Gifts, So Little Time
Time:01:48 pm
With so many gifts to buy, and so much else to do during the holidays, what kind of research do you do when making purchases for everyone on your list?


These transparent attempts at free market research are starting to piss me off. Fuck you, Best Buy! Does EVERYTHING have to focus on rabid consumerism this time of year? Its disgusting!
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Subject:Perfume
Time:07:34 pm
So yesterday I purchased the new Tom Ford perfume- White Patchouli. I had been going to Sephora every week for about a month to sample it, because I've learned my lesson about buying perfumes at first smell. My taste in fragrance has changed drastically in the past year or so for some reason, and I can no longer tolerate the majority of scents that I used to love. For example, Angel. I wore it regularly for years. One day it turned on me and now I find it nauseating. Same deal with my other "signature scent," Monyette Paris, (which absolutely breaks my heart that I can no longer stand it) and several others I won't bother to list. Also, any and every variety of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab now turns my stomach which is a shame because I have literally hundreds of theirs, going to waste. They all smell exactly the same! I don't know why it took me so long to realize that. Also, I can no longer tolerate anything remotely vanilla or otherwise gourmand scented. No caramel, no chocolate, no honey. Any perfume including those notes, that I used to find unobjectionable, now literally makes me gag. I don't get it.

Also, I recently discovered an affinity for Clarins Eau Dynamisante, which I used to loathe and find overly masculine. I love it now. As I said, changing taste, go figure.

Anyway, the new Tom Ford. I bought it last night after much apprehension. Its a $90 bottle of perfume, and I would just hate to see it defy me like all my other recent purchases have. The last major item I bought was Lolita Lempicka, which I loved for about 2 weeks, then it rebelled and nauseated me with its sharp, pungent ODOR (there is no other way to describe it) and its queasy vanillic dry down. So I was nervous about the White Patchouli, but I figured after 4 weeks of sampling it was probably a safe bet.

Its really nice. Surprisingly, the patchouli is not at the forefront for me at all, and when it does show up its not overly "dirty" patchouli. Its a very complicated herbal scent. I read a review that compared it to a sleek, minimalistic, black and white New York City apartment, and that seems like a very accurate connotation to me. It is very sophisticated, and includes somewhat old fashioned notes but maintains an entirely modern effect over all. Not what you would expect from Tom Ford at ALL, but completely lovely. Its very "adult." I cannot imagine a teenshed girl wearing this fragrance.

Which brings me to the point. Last night I got it home, sprayed it on, and Tyler immediately pronounced it "old lady." This sticks in my craw. There is this idiotic idea among perfumers (and I expect it to be perpetuated by MEN, sorry to say) that women are supposed to smell like candy and vanilla sugar, and anything else is for grizzled old crones stalwartly clutching their bottles of Amarige. Give me a break!

To wit, Tyler is a big fan of the cloying teenage favorite, Aquolina Pink Sugar. I'm sorry, but I'm a little beyond the target demographic, and at 29 years old, I have no particular desire to smell like cotton candy. Teenaged kids are also lately singing the praises of the obnoxious plastic dolls masquerading as perfume bottles that are Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers line. First off, if I wanted to smell like fruity body spray I would buy just that- at a drug store. These are obviously not being designed with adult women in mind. Yet I'm seeing these on the shelf next to masterpieces by Guerlain. Or how about the latest Jessica Simpson abomination, "Fancy," which caused me to literally recoil from the bottle at first sniff? This is another burnt caramel/fruit salad stink bomb that's doing reasonably well among the young and hip. The name of the fragrance is FANCY! In a pink crystal bottle! It simply offends good taste, I tell you.

The idea that these cheap, fruity, "girlish" concoctions are what sexy young thangs should smell like, while the intricacies of a quality perfume get deemed "old lady-ish" just galls me. But then again I guess I am just getting old.
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