Apr. 24th, 2011

  • 8:22 PM
femmealunettes: (you can be your own spotlight : Patrick)
Day 30 - Your highs and lows of this month

Highs: my first and very successful date with Shane, winning the Erotica Reading, the Mountain Goats concert, the 20th.

Lows: not talking to Felix for a couple of days, cutting class on quiz day, picking up smoking again.

I really didn't have much of a low point this month, it's been a good one. My mood has been stable, mostly, and my procrastination hasn't bitten me in the ass yet (but it will soon, I can tell).

...now I need another 30 day meme.

Apr. 21st, 2011

  • 6:53 PM
femmealunettes: (absolutely gobsmacked : Ianto)
Day 29 - Goals for the next 30 days

- Start and finish my Psycholinguistics project (which I really should start tonight but I'm not going to)
- Write the paper to go with it
- Write my term paper for Deviance
- Pass all my French quizzes and tests
- Pass all my finals
- Do a good job in the final choir concert
- Get assigned a nice room in Glen Park to share with Mary
- Zap panels for SAGA
- Help with the Sex Collective Erotic Sampling (mmm tiramisu)
- Announce my senior thesis topic
- Make my schedule for next semester
- Pack all my shit up and leave campus

And that's pretty much it for the next thirty days. I belive I have to be off campus by the 20th.

catching up again

  • Apr. 20th, 2011 at 12:53 PM
femmealunettes: (a closer look : Sherlock)
Day 25 - Someone who fascinates you and why

I don't know, I'm not really fascinated by anyone at the moment. I guess I could say Sherlock Holmes? What's not fascinating about him, really? Brilliance amazes me.

Day 26 - What kind of person attracts you

Smart people, over all else. I find it almost impossible to be attracted to someone who doesn't keep up with me intellectually. I'm far more likely to be attracted to brunettes or redheads than blondes, and blue or grey or green eyes over brown eyes. I'm attracted to compassionate people and creative people.

Day 27 - A problem that you have had

I have an ongoing problem with procrastination. I really have to battle this right now because I have a couple of really long papers coming up and I can't exactly hammer out a 12-page paper the night before it's due.

Day 28 - Something that you miss

Today, I'm going to say that I miss smoking blunts with my friends in Plattsburgh. Not that I don't have a very active social life here at Wells, because I do, but I do miss just sitting around passing a blunt and watching Weeds and shooting the shit with Kelly and Amber and Kevin and George and Dennis and Kristin.

Apr. 16th, 2011

  • 11:03 AM
femmealunettes: (MOVIE SIGN)
Day 24 - Your favorite movie and what it's about

My favorite movie, as anyone who's spent any time at all around this journal should be aware, is The Princess Bride. If you have not seen this movie, you are lacking a vital film experience in your life and you probably miss out on a lot of references because people love to quote this movie. If you have seen this movie, you love it, right? :D

The whole film is framed as a grandfather reading a story to his sick grandson. Basically it's a fairy tale about true love and how true love can overcome everything, even death. More specifically it's about a girl named Buttercup and her true love Westley. if you haven't seen it, GO WATCH IT. )

Of course, that summary can't possibly convey how BRILLIANT this movie is, the dialogue is snappy, the characters are all fantastic (I dare you not to love Inigo Montoya), and it's just such a perfect blend of romance and action and fantasy and comedy, it's the best movie ever.

Apr. 15th, 2011

  • 7:35 PM
femmealunettes: (*thumbs up*)
Day 23 - Give pictures of 5 guys who are famous you find attractive

I'm going to do five ladies, too. Because more picspam is better.

first the gents )

now the dames )

That is an unusual number of blondes for me to pick.

Apr. 14th, 2011

  • 11:58 PM
femmealunettes: (...wait for it.... : Spock)
Day 22 - How have you changed in the past 2 years

Wow. Since 2009? I really did a lot of changing IN 2009, away from the terribly depressed but socially active person I was in Plattsburgh into being an emotionally stable but socially devoid person in Auburn.

The biggest change I've undergone since 2009 is in my hobbies. Back then I was writing about 30K words a month of Heroes fanfic, I was just about to get into writing Star Trek fic around this time two years ago, I was roleplaying a lot, I used to make a lot more linkdump posts, I was baking all the time. In 2009 I didn't have my semicolon tattoo. I didn't have a local best friend, I didn't have ANY local friends. The person I interacted with most was [livejournal.com profile] moorishflower. My pet rat had just died.

The only class I was taking at this time in 2009 was World Religions. I was still a full year away from earning my associate's degree.

Now, I'm lucky if I write 5000 words a month, I haven't written fanfiction in ten months, I haven't baked anything in longer than I like to think about, I have more ink, I have LOTS of friends, and I'm making good progress on my bachelor's degree. I'm much happier in general. I feel more like I can deal with the world.

serious catchup time

  • Apr. 13th, 2011 at 5:46 PM
femmealunettes: (two-ton 21 + lightsaber: Venture Brother)
Day 17 - Your highs and lows of this past year

I would have to say my highs of 2011 have been the past two Saturdays: seeing the Mountain Goats in concert and having a fantastically successful date with Shane. My lows of 2011 mostly have involved me losing my temper or my patience.

Day 18 - Your beliefs

I believe that everyone has the right to be who they are without being bullied, harrassed, or assaulted because of it. I believe that if everyone just made the effort to live up to "treat others as you'd like to be treated" we'd have a lot fewer problems in the world. I believe Fred Phelps is going to burn in hell, even though I'm not sure if I believe in hell or not. I believe LOLcats are hilarious. I believe that I'm worthy of love. I believe that if every teenager was given a sex toy, teen pregnancy rates would plummet. I believe that it's not too late for humanity to reverse the course of the destruction we've wreaked on the earth, but I also believe it's not going to be easy and I don't know if I believe it will actually happen. I'd like to believe it. I believe that dragons are FUCKING AWESOME.

Day 19 - Disrespecting your parents

I decline. I love my parents and as much as I disagree with them on some very important things, I'm not going to talk shit about them just because some fucking meme tells me to.

Day 20 - How important you think education is

I think education is more important than the military and the amount of funding they get should be reversed. I'm disgusted by the mass layoffs of teachers in multiple states, and I'm terrified that my Pell Grant is going to be reduced and I'm going to have to take out even more loans to finish my BA. I'm not even sure I'll be able to afford grad school, so my aspirations to be a social worker might be out of my reach. I think the Regents exam system is a crying shame, and I don't think children are getting even remotely close to the education they need in public schools in this country.

Day 21 - One of your favorite shows

Apr. 8th, 2011

  • 10:48 PM
femmealunettes: (Gaga ooh la la)
Day 16 - Your views on mainstream music

Most of it sucks. Some of it can be catchy, but the great majority of it just plain sucks.

Lady Gaga is awesome, though.

Apr. 7th, 2011

  • 5:39 PM
femmealunettes: (mouse-colored dressing gown : Holmes)
Day 15 - Your favorite Tumblrs

Fuck Yeah Granada Holmes

Sex Is Not The Enemy

Fake Science

Fuck Yeah Queer Vintage'

I don't really do tumblr any more because I stopped using Firefox and having access to two-click posting... and I'm lazy.

On a separate topic, who's heard Two Door Cinema Club? My sister introduced me to them and I really like their sound... and the lead singer is super cute.

Apr. 6th, 2011

  • 11:56 PM
femmealunettes: (brotherly concern : Mycroft)
Day 14 - Your earliest memory

My earliest assisted memory is from about age two. I was sitting in a large circular wicker chair with an overstuffed cushion and holding my baby brother. There is a photograph, I'm not sure I would remember it without that.

My earliest unassisted memory... is probably about age six or seven, standing up in the elementary school cafeteria to read a book to the other first graders. I don't remember what book it was, but I do remember being really excited about it.

Apr. 5th, 2011

  • 3:03 PM
femmealunettes: (:3 : Edward!Watson & Holmes)
Day 13 - Somewhere you'd like to move or visit

Maybe it's lazy of me to want to go someplace where they speak English, but I think it would really be cool to go to London. It would be neat to see Ireland and Scotland too, but I've wanted to visit England for a long time now. I wouldn't want to move there, but I'd like to visit. I'd probably just end up doing all the standard touristy things, though.

Apr. 4th, 2011

  • 8:36 PM
femmealunettes: (absolutely gobsmacked : Ianto)
Day 12 - Bullet your whole day

I started doing this around 4:30, but then my computer shut down, so I'm going to have to try to recreate it.

my long, boring day )

Remaining in my night: Finishing this Deviance essay, going to SAGA, probably smoking another cigarette, possibly trying to finish a story for [livejournal.com profile] itsproductivity, going to bed by midnight.

Apr. 3rd, 2011

  • 4:15 PM
femmealunettes: (music is life.)
Day 11 - Put your iPod on shuffle and write 10 songs that pop up

1. Dethklok - Murmaider
2. The Mountain Goats - Half Dead
3. The Mountain Goats - The Last Day of Jimi Hendrix's Life
4. Dethklok - Kill You
5. Ani DiFranco - Heartbreak Even
6. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
7. The Mountain Goats - Yoga
8. Death Cab for Cutie - Styrofoam Plates
9. Fleet Foxes - Heard Them Stirring
10. Peter Gabriel - No Self-Control

No, I have no idea how the Mountain Goats ended up on there three times, but I'm not about to complain because I FUCKING LOVE THE MOUNTAIN GOATS AND THE CONCERT LAST NIGHT WAS FUCKING INCREDIBLE.

I got video of four or five songs, but I'm not sure how well they turned out because I haven't reviewed them yet. It was glorious, though. John Darnielle is made of electricity and amazingness. I screamed myself hoarse because I couldn't keep my love in.

catching up again

  • Apr. 2nd, 2011 at 1:35 AM
femmealunettes: (kiss : Nine/Jack)
Day 08 - A moment you felt the most satisfied with your life

I felt pretty satisfied with where I was at my high school and community college graduations. I wore Converse to both of them and I graduated both with honors.

Day 09 - How you hope your future will be like

I hope my future will be rewarding and full of love. This applies to the long term and the short term. In the long term, I hope to find satisfaction in my job, a city I will be happy to call home, and someone to share my life with. In the short term, I hope to do well on the midterms I have yet to receive grades on, and for my date with Shane to go well.

Day 10 - Discuss your first love and first kiss

My first love wasn't my first kiss. My first kiss was stolen from me by someone I didn't even like at all at a homecoming dance in high school. My first love that wasn't just a childish crush was my high school boyfriend Scott. He had a wonderful singing voice, curly red hair and gorgeous amber eyes. We shared a lot of tastes in music and movies and anime. I asked him out in a letter because I was too shy to say it out loud, and I gave him the letter right before he left for a two-week trip to Germany, so when he ignored the instructions on the outside of the letter that said "don't open this until you're on the plane", he came to my house in the morning to tell me yes and say goodbye to me, and if I remember right he kissed me then even though I hadn't brushed my teeth yet that morning. I really did love him a lot, and I shouldn't have broken up with him just because he went to college across the state. Sometimes I wonder what my life would have been like if we'd stayed together despite the distance.

Mar. 30th, 2011

  • 7:29 PM
femmealunettes: (conspiratorial : Orpheus)
Day 07 - Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality

I was born on July 19th, 1985, which makes me Cancer on the Leo cusp, Taurus ascendant.

Copying info from personalityseries.wordpress.com:

Cancer/Leo cusp )

from cafeastrology.com
Taurus ascendant )

So... yeah, it looks like my sign fits me very well indeed.

this was difficult.

  • Mar. 29th, 2011 at 4:16 PM
femmealunettes: (DRAGONS)
Day 06 - Write 30 interesting facts about yourself

There aren't thirty interesting things about me. But I'll give it a shot.

also interesting is a relative term )

Wow, it only took me... like an hour and a half to come up with 30 things. Because I am boring. Now I'm going to go take a shower.

oops, missed a day

  • Mar. 28th, 2011 at 9:51 AM
femmealunettes: (deep thought. : Sinfest)
Day 04 - Your views on religion

I realize that religion is very important to some people, and it honestly makes a positive impact in some people's lives. However, there's a lot of dogma and intolerance that goes along with the religious experience in some sects, and that's not okay. I don't care what you choose to worship or how you do it, as long as you're not hurting anyone and you're not trying to convert me.

I have less positive things to say on the topic, but they really aren't constructive, so I'll keep them to myself.

Day 05 - A time you thought about ending your own life

Summer 2008. I thought about it a LOT that summer-- my best friend had told me she never wanted to talk to me again, my parents were paying my rent because I was unemployable, I spent a lot of time either drunk or high to distract me from how despondent and depressed I was. There were very few bright spots in my life that summer, and honestly my life got worse before it got better because I was basically homeless and living on George Tyndall's couch for a little over a month (September into October) before I could move back in with my parents.

Once I got to Auburn things got better. I started seeing a competent therapist instead of the unhelpful one I'd been seeing in Plattsburgh, I had my medication changed to something effective, I went back to school and got my life back on track, and now I'm at Wells and I'm more or less fine. I really haven't considered killing myself since that summer.

this will be as fun as yesterday's wasn't

  • Mar. 26th, 2011 at 2:48 PM
femmealunettes: (high on space drugs? : Spock)
Day 03 - Your views on drugs and alcohol

Caffeine probably does more harm than we realize, but it's useful, and it's never going to be criminalized because people need it too much.

Nicotine is evil and probably should be illegal, but it's never going to be because the tobacco lobby is way too powerful and too many people smoke cigarettes. Quitting smoking was probably one of the best things I've ever done for myself, and I'm sad because Julia's smoking again after not doing it for a month.

This is going to surprise absolutely no one, but I'm fully for the legalization of marijuana. I think that weed is less harmful than the drugs we can do legally now, and there's no reason whatsoever that an adult shouldn't be able to make the choice to use it. Personally, I much prefer getting high to drinking. I have more fun being stoned and I don't get hung over from pot. I took up smoking weed and drinking right around the same time, and I have always preferred marijuana. Alcohol just falls short when I compare it to weed.

Which isn't to say I'm anti-alcohol. I enjoy having a drink now and then. I really hate going out to bars, but some people like to do that, and I'm not about to tell them they're wrong for doing it. I do think alcohol is way too easy to abuse, and I worry like crazy about my brother, who's definitely an alcoholic. Alcoholism runs in our family. I'm pretty sure I'm never going to become an alcoholic because I just don't enjoy getting drunk that much, and my tolerance is pretty high so the effort I have to put into getting drunk just isn't worth it to me. I absolutely think drunk drivers should have their licenses suspended at the very least, there is no excuse whatsoever for getting behind the wheel of a car when you're wasted.

As for harder drugs... I think Portugal's drug policy makes a lot more sense than the United States' policy. You're never going to completely eliminate drug use, and criminalizing drug users doesn't do anything to rehabilitate them, it just makes hard lives even more unliveable. I think penalties for drug possession should be community service, fines, and rehab, not jail time. I support clean needle exchange programs, because if someone's going to do it they might as well do it in a safe and informed manner rather than being stupid and getting infected with something. There's a pretty wide variety of "harder drugs", though, and something like LSD isn't on the same level as something like cocaine isn't on the same level as something like crystal meth. There are things you couldn't pay me enough to try, but there are also a lot of things I have tried, and I rather liked some of them. (Some of them I liked too much. I'm always going to have fond memories of the time I took morphine, but I am never doing that again unless a doctor gives it to me.) I think people on the more addictive drugs need more attention from rehabilitative services, not more attention from the judicial system.

So... yeah. That's basically it.

this is mostly bullshit, just so you know

  • Mar. 25th, 2011 at 12:32 AM
femmealunettes: (:()
Day 02 - Where you'd like to be in 10 years

In ten years I will be 35.

God, I don't even want to think about it.

No, okay. I will be 35 and I will probably still be living in New York, maybe in Clinton County, if I'm in Clinton County then I'm going to be living in Plattsburgh, because I can work for the government and get them to pay off my student loans, and I will still be paying them off in ten years. I will have my master's in social work and I will probably work too much and hate my job and if I don't get drug tested at work I will probably still get high a lot, but mostly to deal with how much my job sucks. Because I am under no illusions that social work is going to be fun, easy, or particularly rewarding. It's going to be a lot of work for very little effect, I will constantly be dealing with people who refuse to do things that will be good for them, everyone I meet is going to need something from me, it's really going to fucking suck but I can't think of anything better to do with my life so I'm going to do it anyway.

If I'm lucky I'll be in a long-term relationship, but I don't expect to be married by the time I'm 35. Probably I will have multiple cats.

No, you know what? I'm working myself into a panic attack thinking about this, so I'm officially saying fuck this, I'm done with it.

a new monthlong meme!

  • Mar. 24th, 2011 at 12:43 AM
femmealunettes: (conspiratorial : Orpheus)
Yoinked shamelessly from [livejournal.com profile] saena17.

Day 01 - Your current relationship.

I am not in a relationship. I am planning on asking Shane out on Monday, though. I really like her and I think we would make a good couple. Everyone I've told about this agrees that I should ask her and that we'd be cute together. So... I might be in a relationship soon, but I am not in one now.

the remaining days )


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