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Monday, August 5th, 2002

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I haven't been really moved by anything recently, but i actually cried at the end of Lord of the Rings, which is strange because as a whole i was really just whelmed by it.
"I don't know when I noticed life was life at my expense..."
So i spent most of today making mix CDs (and one tape) and reading LJ posts about stealing within fandoms. I really need to get a life.

The computer attempted to eat one of the Indigo Girls CDs while i was making that mix, so i’m currently listening to it to make sure it’s not messed up. And Beth [edited to clarify, just in case it needed it, that this is Beth at work not Beth on LJ] says i need a hobby. Ha. This is my hobby. (Anyone else want any mix CDs while i’m at it, incidentally?)

Anna i still need your address so i can send you your Catie Curtis mix. Thanks.

Current Mood: waiting for the cold front
"some other fool across the ocean years ago must have crashed his little airplane..."
It's a crush when your stomach gets all fluttery at the mere thought of talking to a person, right? Why does my stomach insist on crush action, for two people no less, when my head has been over them for months? Ugh.

Current Mood: guess
various things which have been running around my head
The June 2002 Reader’s Digest has an article on how to pay less for almost anything, bargaining with salesclerks and such. Now, i get it, but as someone who deals on a fairly regular basis with people who want their fines reduced, i wince. I understand there’s a difference between getting a discount on a refrigerator or getting some extras thrown in with your sports equipment and getting your $10 video fine waived, but they both operate on the same principle: that as the customer you have the right to argue anything; that posted prices, rules, etc. are mere suggestions, open to debate.

I saw “Buffy vs. Dracula” again last night. I’m sad that they didn’t do anything further with the darkness Buffy’s power is rooted in. I know i have more to say about that episode and the whole season, but i’m just not up for it, and no one cares anyway.

If you win an auction called “Pack Of Zine Goodies,” which actually contains only one zine and is really mostly just craft stuff, please do not in the note accompanying your payment say “This is payment for the zine lot.” Now, i don’t expect you to know that i have various auctions of actual zines which have ended recently, but would it kill you to include the actual name of the auction so i’m not totally confused? You have 32 feedbacks. Obviously you’re not a newbie. Okay, that was a gratuitous rant. I’m stopping now. And certainly it’s much preferable to not sending payment at all, causing me to have to leave you negative feedback and then look up and contact the second highest bidder and ... i’m stopping now, yes really i am.

On a lighter note, i really like my hair today. Also, my Indigo Girls CD seems to be unharmed. Yay.

Okay, off to write letters. I will be productive today despite the oppressive air which makes me want to imitate a sloth.

Current Mood: maybe it's the heat...
"My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark..."
Here is your horoscope for Monday, August 5.

Your moment of new beginnings is here. Go with the method that feels the best. Everything you need is lined up and waiting for you. You have no one to please but yourself.

I want to paint. I want to paint things that make people feel their pulse. Like drums. Like running. Like making love.

I will paint a Tarot deck --- my own. I will go to the beach and find Claudia and ask her to pose for the High Priestess and the Queen of Pentacles. I will give her tea and irises and lace to tie her hair but not her arms. Some of the people in my deck will have brown skin. Some of the people will be my mother, Perdita, Eddie Flynn, Jack, my father. Some of the faces will be mine. I will be the Hanged Man, also the woman in the Lovers card, also the Queen of Cups. I will be Strength with her lion.

-from The Hanged Man by Francesca Lia Block

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