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Teh love [Oct. 31st, 2008|12:40 pm]
[Current Mood | happy]
[Current Music |Let's hear it for the boy -- Katty B.]

The rules: Pick one moment from each of the 5 seasons that is a reason why you love Teh Love. You can use words, pics or icons. Tag 5 others to do the same....and then sit back and bask in the amazingness that is brian and justin.

A few of the many reasons I love Teh Love )

I tag anyone who wants to do this.

Happy Halloween!
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Later... [Oct. 31st, 2008|02:23 am]
[Current Mood | tired]
[Current Music |Battle Flag Pigeonhead -- Lo Fidelity Allstars]

Okay, so I'm really tired right now, but I promise I'll do Teh Love meme this...morning-ish. I want to give it the proper consideration. I've been tagged by [info]jule1122, and by [info]not_yet_defined because I'm "far too quiet," and I'll get to it. When I've had more sleep. :D

Quick me update: working on debunking this monstrosity my aunt sent me.

Obama's coming back to Jax! I'm hoping it'll be a public event, because I'll go again, and this time I'll take my camera.

Know how I live in Georgia, the supposedly Republican state? Happily, I've seen more Obama, Gillespie and Martin signs than McCain, Kingston, and Chambliss signs. And Kelvin Blue has peppered the whole damn county with his signs. Someone else has put up some similar-looking signs saying something about stress, but every time I see dark blue lettering on a white sign, I think of Mr. Blue. Then there's Mr. Myers, running to be county coroner. He actually got himself a billboard on our version of Main Street, which is Hwy 40 East.

I voted Wednesday! Obama for prez, Jim Martin for Senate (GA), Gillespie for State Rep (GA-01), Myers, and Blue for tax commissioner. Turning Georgia blue, one vote at a time.
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Jacksonville's Rally [Sep. 20th, 2008|05:30 pm]
[Current Mood | hopeful]
[Current Music |Believe -- Yellowcard]

Let me tell you, that was pretty awesome. My brother and I got to Metro Park at noon, and there were already about 3 or 4,000 people waiting in line. It took a little over an hour (35 minutes after the gates opened) to get inside the park, through the metal detectors, and into the event area or whatever you want to call it. So by 1:15 we were standing in 'our' spot. There were no chairs, we weren't allowed to bring towels or blankets, and damned if I didn't think there wouldn't be a need for a poncho. The ground was really squishy, so basically we stood on muddy grass for...well, I won't tell you how long just yet.

The weather was actually pretty nice for an outside event. There was a fairly steady breeze blowing (yay for the St. Johns River!), and there was plenty of cloud cover. They did a really good job with the acoustics; I never had a problem hearing either the band or the speakers.

The crowd was fairly excited, well before Obama got there. One little group of the crowd would shout "Yes we can!" or "Obama!" and then the whole crowd would take up the chant. We had a wave going a few times, but it was rather disorganized. :)

At some point, guess what started flying overhead? One plane went by with a banner reading, "Florida is McCain & Palin country!" I'm very proud to say that more than one person in the crowd in my line of sight gave the plane the finger and the entire crowd was booed. That one circled around and proceeded to circle around for at least the next hour. The other plane that flew over our heads was "Raising taxes is not patriotic!" People pretty much ignored that one, and if anyone in the crowd has been watching something over than, ahem, Fixed News, it's kinda obvious why that one was ignored.

We waited pretty patiently until 2:20, and then the speakers started coming up. We heard from Michelle Jones, who is apparently the first command sergeant in the Reserves (or something like that...I don't remember exactly), a few senators or former senators, the director of Jacksonville's Democratic headquarters, and so on. All these people kept coming up, talking for about two minutes and handing the microphone off. By 2:45, we knew they were stalling: Obama was late.

They stalled for a while, and people kept introducing other senators by saying something akin to, "Now let me introduce to you a senator...from your hometown," and then the entire crowd would go "Awww." Around 3:10, a girl about 10 feet in front of me passed out. The people standing around her caught her and lowered her to the ground, and then we all started asking for water. Water didn't help, so we started shouting for a doctor, and eventually Fire Rescue made its way through the crowd, put her on a stretcher, and got her out of there.

Finally, around 3:45 (yes, that is almost a whole hour and a half late), Obama got on the stage. And the crowd screamed for a full minute, at least. He never explained why he was late, but he did give a great - and appropriately short - speech. I managed to catch a good few glimpses of him, but for the record, if you ever go to any kind of event like this, do NOT wear any kind of hat other than a baseball cap. This guy fifteen feet in front of me was blocking my view with his stupid hat for almost the whole speech. But when I did see Obama, he looked good.

Anyway, people started leaving as soon as he finished speaking, and my brother and I were in that group. Needless to say, the place was crawling with people selling Obama everything. And I'll update this more later. Final count for the crowd: 18,000. 10,000 inside, and an estimated 8,000 outside.

ETA )
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Ah, McCain. [Sep. 15th, 2008|08:54 pm]
[Current Mood | anxious]
[Current Music |Back Home -- Yellowcard]

I've been lurking for a while, but I have to come out of the shadows for a few moments. Today's rally in Jacksonville? Oh-so-lame. McCain drew a crowd that the local news stations are reporting as 5000 strong. The Veterans' Memorial Arena seats 16,000, and he didn't even draw half that. And that's with Jeb Bush making an appearance and (more importantly for most of the city) Phil Stacey there to sing the national anthem. You have to understand, Stacey was all over the news when he was on American Idol, and it was practically all that anyone talked about on the radio. The fact that even he didn't draw a crowd...shows a major lack of enthusiasm for the, forgive the expression, "maverick."

Obama's coming on Saturday! I'm hoping he comes early in the day, because otherwise there's gonna be a scheduling conflict and I will be really, really bummed. Previous commitment and all that. Biden chatted with FCN today. Nothing we haven't heard before, but it's always nice to see two men I like having a pleasant conversation while promoting my candidate. :)

Now I'm off to lurk some more. Or, you know, hover obsessively over all the political blogs until November 4th. Ciao!
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Meme [Jul. 26th, 2008|12:34 am]
[Current Mood | drained]
[Current Music |There is a light that never goes out -- The Smiths]

Because anything is better than hauling my butt off to bed. lol )
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Ugh. [Jul. 7th, 2008|12:18 pm]
[Current Mood | energetic]
[Current Music |nada]

My brother is watching Dark Angel on SciFi, and I looked up, thought I saw a familiar face, and guess who? Freaking Stockwell. Ick.

Went to the beach yesterday, and may I just say, I love the Atlantic Ocean. Not ten minutes after I got there and got into the water, a pod of dolphins swam by. Real, wild dolphins not 50 feet from me. So cool. Also, very reassuring, because someone was attacked by a shark about a week ago roughly a mile up the beach from where I was. Yeah. Anyway, I proceeded to step on two crabs (or possibly just one very unfortunate crab) in the course of the next hour and a half. And today I've got a lovely sunburn on my shoulders and chest. SPF 60 only goes so far when your "not staying in the water" mother doesn't let you know how long you've been out.

Can I just say a huge THANK YOU to whoever came up with this week's theme at [info]qaf_drabbles? And to everyone who's written one: I've read your drabble(s), and I will comment, hopefully soon. I haven't started to leave feedback yet because writing, "brain melted, comment coming soon to a drabble near you" gets kinda repetitive after a while. But dear, sweet God in Heaven, thank you for writing.

Anyway, I'm off to the library. Ta!
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Oh, children. [Jul. 2nd, 2008|08:34 am]
[Current Mood | naughty]
[Current Music |some dumb movie]

Word to the wise: don't allow your children to get hold of an ambiguous-looking stuffed animal which they are intending to give to their siblings. It leads to a child walking into the room and saying, "I just gave cocks to [sibling]." LMAO. I looked at him like he was crazy, thinking I'd heard him wrong, but then he said, "We can't figure out whether it's a cat or a fox. Cox."

It says something about me that, even when it came out of a 10-year-old's mouth, my brain still went there. :)

(I'm babysitting)
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"Aerial striptease" has got to be the best phrase ever. [Jun. 28th, 2008|12:55 am]
[Current Mood | giggly]
[Current Music |my never-ending giggles]

Personality, Grammar, and The Best Thing About Me....apparently )

My cat just IS Slut-Cat King of the Lapkitties. "Look at me! I'm sooooo cute! And a total ham! Kisses kisses I LURVE you. I will now place myself at the center of attention and stare soulfully into your eyes FOREVAR. Aren't I handsome?".

I think he thinks he's a dog, crossed with one of those really flaming skinny gay boys who's always kissing everyone. I almost named him Adonis, and probably should have.
ROFL.

Put down all beverages, and swallow whatever you might be eating. You might also consider kicking everyone else out of the room, so that you don't pass out from oxygen deprivation as your laughing eggs them on and vice versa. Here. *dies laughing, resurrects, and takes deep breath* Excuse me now while I go wipe away the tears of hilarity.

Also, Tweak gave me a phrase, and I'm about 98% sure either Michael or Brian said it, but I can't remember the context, and it's been driving me up the wall. "No thanks, I wax." Help?
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I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date... [Jun. 25th, 2008|12:12 am]
[Current Mood | dorky]
[Current Music |Shake it -- Metro Station]

I promise I'm not dead. I'm just lurking. Again. Fandom tires me out. ;) Plus, my grandpa died on the 12th, so I've been laying low. Not to put a damper on Pride or anything...it was his time to go and it was fairly peaceful, so I'm only upset because I miss him. But yeah, between that and babysitting and swimming, I've been kinda busy.

Anyway, no depressing stuff! Happy Pride!

Memes! Because this is (apparently) what I live for. )

Also! Olympic swim trials start Sunday! I've missed seeing Phelps. And then there's Peirsol, Weir, Beard, Coughlin, Lochte, Crocker, Lezak, Keller...Lord only knows who I'm forgetting. I watched the gymnastics trials this week, and I've got to say, Shawn Johnson is adorable, and Nastia Luikin is gorgeous. Crossing my fingers that Memmel makes the team (she's awesome on the uneven bars). The Hamm twins are going to the Olympics, but I thought Paul had messed himself up...?

Debbie would be so *cough* proud:
Awesome Myspace Layouts | Hi5 Layouts | Friendster Layouts | TotallyPimpedOut.net


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Yo, flist! [Jun. 3rd, 2008|06:01 pm]
[Current Mood | productive]
[Current Music |The Call -- Regina Spektor]

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, for those of you who are worried. Last week was a little off-the-wall. I slept over at a friend's house, and babysat her daughter all day. Unfortunately, their internet connection sucks (ironic, considering her husband works at TDS, which is their ISP and mine), so I only managed to get on and check my email once - on Tuesday. Checking the flist was out, what with a nosy 8-year-old on the premises. Her mom still gets freaked out about the idea of her seeing straight people kissing, I can only imagine the reaction if I said, "Look at the pretty gay boys!"

Finally made it home late Friday night and for some bizarre reason (OCD, perhaps?), felt the need to spring-clean my darling Firefox. I tend to bookmark anything and everything if I don't have time for it right this second so I end up with tons of links, going, "Um, I don't even remember what this was for...?" Anyway, I pretty much spent the weekend trying to be productive...and getting sidetracked by QaF icons at every turn. Well, that and shopping and swimming.

"Smoking pot will not make you go on a killing spree." I think the best response came from [info]vulgarweed: Well, I could buy it. If the story was written from the POV of a traumatized orange crumb, the only survivor of a terrible massacre of the Dorito People. *dies laughing*

One of my dear friends is in Italy this summer. :) She's keeping a weekly journal (and getting paid for it). I'm so very jealous.

ION, it's Justin's driver's license! We'll ignore the fact that there are obvious continuity issues. I love his expression in the picture. For a *cough* 17-year-old getting his license renewed, he looks surprisingly pissy.

Anywho, I'm off to organize and maybe cut down on the humongous list of fics I have set aside to read. See you at the Slumber Party (I hope)!
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Some memes [May. 11th, 2008|01:11 am]
[Current Mood | bored]
[Current Music |Faking my own suicide -- Relient K]

because I'm bored, and also a sheep. Or a lemming, whichever you prefer.

Read more... )
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Meme time [Apr. 23rd, 2008|08:26 pm]
[Current Mood | mellow]
[Current Music |Confessions nocturnes -- Diam's & Vitaa]

Gakked from [info]vamphile and various others.

1. Go to www.flickr.com
2. Type in your answer to the question in the "search" box.
3. Use only the first page.
4. Copy the html and paste for the answer.


Read more... )

Regarding #3, I know at least one of the people in that picture. :)
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Elections, polls, me, and a little bit of fangirling. [Apr. 22nd, 2008|10:19 pm]
[Current Mood | productive]
[Current Music |In my life -- The Beatles]

I'm trying to distract myself from the horrible thing going on in PA right now. I really wanted to kill her chances tonight...

*snickers* Gardner Vance is a hit man on Shark.

Regarding Brian's eye color: An overwhelming 96.4% of the 28 people who voted say they are hazel.

I completely agree. The people I was arguing with were insisting his eyes were green. I argued that his eyes can change from green to brown, which means hazel. The response was that since his eyes look green most of the time, they must be green, and any other perception is just because of bad lighting. At that point, I was incredibly frustrated.

If anyone who looked at my best friend was asked her eye color, they would say green. That beautiful light, cool, clear green that I (and most other people, I assume) associate with green eyes. But her eyes are not green. They are green most of the time. If I give her a drink, within half an hour they will be a very dark green with brown and gold flecks. Not green, hazel. My eyes are also hazel. Most of the time they just look like a lighter shade of hunter green, but they range from greenish brown to a green almost as light as my friend's. Hazel.

Anyway, my point is that a change from green to brown, however often his eyes look green, means they are hazel. Eye color is, of course, subjective, so feel free to disagree with me. :)

You slackers! I guess you were so distracted by the poll you forgot to ask me questions. ;) The only one to actually ask me anything was [info]testdog65. How about telling us something about how you spend your free time when you're not doing something QaF related. Or what are your three favorite foods and why.

Things I do in my free time: I'm a voracious reader, so I spend a lot of time with books. I'm also a writer, but I only play with my own original characters (sorry, no fanfic). I babysit a lot, and I love those kids like they're my own...and truthfully, they're only partly joking when they ask to come home with me. I'm also a college student, so I get to do homework, woo hoo. And, now that it's getting warm here in GA, I'll be able to do one of my favorite things without feeling like I'm about to go into hypothermia -- swimming. So if I suddenly disappear during the summer, bet that I'm either in my pool or in that humongous wet thing just to the east of me that goes by the name of the Atlantic Ocean.

Does anyone here watch Bones? I happened to actually read the credits on Monday night's episode. There was this one actor, not particularly attractive or anything, but his name...his name just about killed me. What was his name, you ask?

Taylor Kinney.
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Questions. [Apr. 19th, 2008|04:02 pm]
[Current Music |View from Heaven -- Yellowcard]

Oh my god. Zack O'Toole is in Gothika. That was a weird moment.

My first poll ever (hope it works right). I'm having a...discussion with some people. We can't agree on what color Brian's eyes are, so I figured I'd ask my dear flist. I don't want to bias you, so I'm not gonna say what color I think they are.

Poll #1439
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

What color are Brian's eyes?

View Answers

blue
0 (0.0%)

green
1 (3.6%)

hazel
27 (96.4%)

brown
0 (0.0%)



At the urging of a friend, I'm watching The L Word. Do you know how disturbing it is to be watching a scene and then hear a song from QaF in the background? It totally drags me out of the show. There's at least four songs from QaF, including a different version of "Lover's Spit" (thank god, I don't think I could bear listening to the QaF version paired with that scene). That said, there is no danger of this show pulling me away from QaF. It annoys me too often for me to love it.

Got a bitch of a cold, probably because the weather here is vacillating between 80 or 90 during the day and 40 at night. Something about that makes me sick. Also, because my LJ friends, save for a select few, fail at replying to anything, I'll cave and do the same meme everyone else did here a little while back.

Everyone has things they blog about.

Everyone has things they don't blog about.

Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on lima beans, favorite type of underwear, graphic techniques, etc.


Be nosy. I'll tell you to back off if I think you're being too personal. ;)

ETA: Happy late birthday, [info]youbetterwiseup! I'm such a slacker, I knew it was yesterday, and I didn't make the post I was going to, so I didn't say it.
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Jumping on the bandwagon... [Apr. 12th, 2008|12:07 am]
[Current Mood | predatory]
[Current Music |Partons vite -- Kaolin]

Following in the steps of [info]maerchen_mond, [info]happier_bunny, [info]sidhe, and [info]plasticine_star.

fun quiz for myspace profile and blog

Lets101 - Free Online Dating


fun quiz for myspace profile and blog

Lets101 - Online Dating

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Oy vey. [Apr. 2nd, 2008|12:24 pm]
[Current Mood | worried]
[Current Music |Free -- Ultra Nate]

As it's Brian Kinney week, if you've got some spare time, show a little love for the man who brought him to life...and who also lent him a beautiful body. Gale won the contest last year, and they were so shocked they actually held a second poll (allowing only one vote per person) to see if he really did win. He did. But this year I'm pretty sure they've rigged it. He was winning with almost 79% last night, and now he's down to 60% and falling way faster than should be (mathematically) possible. Assholes.

ION, my aunt is a wee bit of a homophobe. By that, I mean she's a rabidly homophobic Southern Baptist who won't be happy until gay people no longer exist. I wouldn't say she wants them all dead, she'd just prefer they weren't trying to "defile the sanctity of marriage." We'll ignore the fact that she's been divorced for 8 years or so now, just because she and my uncle didn't get along too well (not a reason to get a divorce, according to the Bible, last time I checked).

Anyway, I always knew there was a reason I didn't tell her to stop forwarding the "oh no, gay people are taking over the world!" emails to me, and now it's been justified. I got a good laugh out of this:

McDonald's comes out of the closet )

I'm not sure where her issues stem from, because my grandmother (her mother) thinks that gay guys are just "so cute." Yes, those are her words, and she is a Southern Baptist, too. A gay couple was going to buy her house, and apparently she and my grandfather invited the guys over for dinner a few times. Now, whenever my grandmother talks about selling the house -- which was two and a half years ago, btw -- she brings them up. She goes on and on about how sweet and smart and blah blah blah they were. Meanwhile I sit there and try not to laugh at the absurdity of my 60-something Southern Baptist grandmother, who holds Bible study at her house every Friday morning, being so supportive of gays.

Anyways, I've got a paper to write. Ta!
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The things boredom makes you do... [Apr. 1st, 2008|01:27 am]
[Current Mood | amused]
[Current Music |Cemetry Gates -- The Smiths]

After watching 112 tonight, I have just one question. How bored does Brian have to be before he creates this:

Photobucket
(screencap by Marilla)

It's pretty cool, I think, for something made of cherries, a slice of lemon, and sword-shaped swizzle sticks. ^_^

Funnily enough, someone who looks strikingly similar *snerk* has gotten bored and played with what was nearest, too. He had fewer materials to work with, though, so it was a bit Less creative. )

Anywho, it's nearly 2 here and I am off to bed.
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Not exactly QaF related but... [Mar. 13th, 2008|01:18 am]
[Current Mood | pissed off]
[Current Music |Proud (QaF V Mix) -- Heather Small]

Has anyone seen (heard, really) this? I won't even begin to go into how angry it makes me, because I will rant for pages and pages. "I'm not gay-bashing." No, of course not. You're just spouting lies and being intolerant of everyone who doesn't agree with you, that's all.

But really? Indoctrination? I wonder what she calls Sunday school, then. Infiltrating? Controlled? Apparently gays in America are now considered an invading army. And here I thought they were citizens, even if they often get second-class treatment. Happy to see Pittsburgh on her list of "infiltrated" places, though. Debbie would be ecstatic. Personally, I'm more than a bit pissed about her comparison of homosexuality to the disease that killed two of my grandparents.

And that's all I'm saying.
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First post! [Mar. 11th, 2008|02:02 am]
[Current Mood | accomplished]
[Current Music |Only One -- Yellowcard]

And it's a meme, how like me. As I've been tagged by [info]not_yet_defined as one of those who hasn't done it yet,

List ten fictional characters you would have sex with (in no particular order) and tag 5 people to do the same.

1. Brian Kinney, QaF
2. Justin Taylor, QaF
3. Leda, QaF
4. Emmett Honeycutt, QaF
5. Tony DiNozzo, NCIS
6. Lindsay Peterson, QaF
7. Thirteen, House
8. Nick Stokes, CSI
9. Derek Morgan, Criminal Minds
10. Greg Sanders, CSI

Yeah, so a third of my list are gay males. They're all fictional anyway.
Pictures! )

And I tag anyone who hasn't done this yet.

Now I'm off to friend some more of the fun people at [info]qaf_coffeeclub. Later!
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