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02 December 2009 @ 04:04 pm

"All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I’ve said before, bugs in amber." - Kurt Vonnegut

Current Mood: tiredDidn't get enough sleep
Current Music: The Surrender (La Resa), by Ennio Morricone - Inglourious Basterds OST
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28 November 2009 @ 02:33 pm

Well, last night was, in a word, anticlimactic.

I'd thought that it would be busier during the lunch shifts, since, you know, it would be the shift that would be serving all the people that had come to the mall super-early to take advantage of all the deals. I was correct in that regard. That said, I hadn't planned on it being unusually slow afterwards. Even for a typical Friday night, it was fairly dead. This, coupled with the fact that a fairly large number of the people who did come in were from that dreaded "cheap bastards" genus, and, well, this is one waiter who didn't get back in black yesterday.

Not that I was in the red to begin with, mind you, but, given that this was one of those rare times when I was actually hoping it would be crazy busy, it was a disappointment when the rush never materialized.

In conclusion, I would like to note for the record that crows are smart.

Current Mood: confusedWhy no business?
Current Music: Merlon, by Tetsukazu Nakanishi - Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War OST
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27 November 2009 @ 02:46 pm

Heading off to J Ro.'s shortly.

It's Black Friday. It's Friday night. And it's raining. Oh, isn't that just such a fun combination. Ah well. 'Tis all about the money, yes?

For everyone else working on this Black Friday (and especially to those who work in service/retail-related professions), I saulte you.


Current Mood: annoyedhmnnnggg work
Current Music: Gateway, by the Namco Sound Team - Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies OST
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26 November 2009 @ 01:51 pm

Gobble gobble.

So. A little meme-type thingy. Shockingly enough, this one is something of my own design*, rather than something that has been bootjacked from someone else's journal.

Today is Thanksgiving. Aside from the food and familial** cameraderie, one of the other traditions of this day is that we all stop for a moment to consider those things which we are thankful for. Generally, though, the things we consider are those things which are pretty obvious (such as the aforementioned family, but also one's health, position in life, etc.) What about those smaller things, those things we might not notice on a day-to-day basis but that make our lives much easier simply because they are present?

The meme is this: Name one small, ephemeral thing (Kleenex, paprika, aluminum, etc.) that you are thankful for on this day. You can explain it, if you like, but it is not required.

I'll say that, today, I am thankful for pillows.

How about the rest of ye?

* Well, I'm sure that something like this has been thought up before, but I've never seen it done, and so I'm going to go ahead and claim it as something original.

** Regardless if that family is one's biological family, or the family that one has built for oneself.

Current Mood: goodDoin' just fine
Current Music: The Man Who Sold the World, by David Bowie - Your Pretty Face . . . IgB fanmix
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26 November 2009 @ 12:43 am

Graaaaaah. Next time, the quote will be on time, and not a day late. 'Tis the Mad Pierrot ~*Guarantee*~


"The fundamental grey, which differentiates the masters, expresses them, is the soul of all colour." - Odilon Redon

Current Mood: sleepyGoing to bed soon
Current Music: Mothloop, by Shriekback - Natural History (Disc 1)
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26 November 2009 @ 12:21 am

Christ on a cracker. I make my big "returning to LiveJournal" post, and then I don't put anything up again for a week (outside of commenting on friends' entries). Clearly, my LJ-fu has atrophied.

On Thursday, my ultimo hombre cheshgrl and myself went into downtown Boston to see a production of Avenue Q. 'Twas excellent, I tell you all. Yeah, it's basically an adult version of Sesame Street, and while it's not exactly the deepest or most thought-provoking piece of theater in existence, it makes up for it by being highly entertaining and clever. Catchy, as well, what with as many of its songs that have entered into the popular social consciousness ("It Sucks to Be Me," "The Internet is for Porn," "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," etc.), although it struck me as being a little odd that most of the memorable songs took place in the first act. Ah well, like I said, very good.

This past weekend, another friend of mine from college, calibusthegreat, finally moved up to Boston. It's been good to see him again, even if he is currently living on cheshgrl's couch until he can find an apartment.

Not too much else new and exciting to report. I would, however, like to note for the record that, if tonight has been any indication, not only do fewer people go out to eat on the day before Thanksgiving than you might realize, but all those that do go out are apparently of the genus known as the "cheap bastards." Usually, on a Wednesday night, I could expect to take home at least $50. Tonight, it was closer to $34.

Ah, well. Turkey consumption is clearly the best remedy for such foolishness.

Current Mood: crankyAchey
Current Music: Cities of the Future, by Infected Mushroom - Fuck You Kids podcast #1
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19 November 2009 @ 10:46 am

Getting traditional once again. Let's start things off with a bang:

"I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling, be all that I am capable of doing, but I am going to be pursued, fucked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding." - Anaïs Nin

Addendum! The Current Music selection can be found over yonder. Ya'll ought to give it a listen.

Current Mood: busyOff to work!
Current Music: Sinisterrrrrrrr, by Renard - Come Get Some
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18 November 2009 @ 04:27 am


Heyla, everybody. Guess who has a home internet connection once again?

I'm not exactly sure what to put here for some sort of big "returning" type of post, given that it's been a bit over nine months since I last really involved myself with LiveJournal. Truth be told, I'd given some thought to just shutting this one down and maybe re-starting with another one. But, at the end of the day, this one's been "with" me through a fair amount, and it just didn't seem right to simply delete it all. That said, I have updated the format, profile, and icons. Because change is good, yes?

Lists are fun. Here is one now:

* There is a song, by a jazz group called the Steve Lehman Octet, that is entitled "As Things Change, I Remain the Same." It is a phrase that applies to a fair chunk of what has transpired during my e-abscence. I am still employed as a waiter, I still reside at the same address, and many of my days have been much the same as those that have gone before.

* Not everything has been static. For starters, I have been outside of the state on three occasions (once in March, once in April, and once in September). For the March and September outings, the destination was Easton, Pennsylvania, where we went with the intent of exploring the Crayola Factory. However, our primary objective for those outings was to go to Don Pablo's for dinner, because they serve kickass Tex-Mex food there, and the closest one to Massachusetts is the one in Easton. Yes, our main reason for driving through three states (including the Ass State of New Jersey), for a period of two hours each way, was to get dinner. I do not have a single regret about any of it.

The third trip was down to Florida for a week. Me and two friends drove down there, both to explore our old college campus, and also to partake of Disney World. It was very fun all-around, even though we got stuck in traffic for four solid hours.

* Since about March or so, I have been the proud owner of a used PlayStation 2. This has provided me with my first solid stretch of gaming time since college, and it has been glorious. It may not sound important to some of you, but I consider computer/video games to be one of the better aspects of my life, and being able to reconnect with that for the first time in about two years has been good. As for specific games, it's been a tad scattershot (the Splinter Cell series, the first Ratchet & Clank becuz I stil lieks me sum furriez, Red Dead Revolver, the Mega Man X collection, and, most importantly, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and the Ace Combat series of games).

* Bugs have a tendency to crop up at odd moments in my life. Back in either July or August I had a brief problem with ants, which has since died out. Lately its been ladybugs in my bedroom. These I don't mind quite so much, though it's still a little strange to hear them bumping into the lights of the ceiling fan.

* Was sick last week for a period of two days. Woke up on Sunday and promptly vomited, which meant an impromptu day off from work. I had the next day off as well, both due to illness and because it was my birthday. Instead of spending it doing something more fun, I spent it either asleep or wishing I could commit seppuku in order to rid myself of my rebellious stomach guzzling Gatorade and munching on saltines whilst trying to read one of the myriad unread books in my collection.

My whiny petulance aside, I am grateful it wasn't something worse. Especially since one of my co-workers was diagnosed with H1N1. In light of that, I suppose I'd rather take the fast-moving stomach bug.

* Finally, the most important news for last. I now have a roommate. His name is Oscar. He is gray and fuzzy, walks around on four legs, and purrs like a jackhammer when he is given the proper amount of love and attention.

I didn't name him Oscar; it was the name he already had at the shelter. Still, it really does suit him well, and he now responds to it quite willingly. My digital camera is currently AWOL, but, once it has been tracked down, pictures of him will soon follow.

And . . . 'tis about it, for now. I've been trying to catch up with events in my friends' journals, but if there is something specific that has happened that you would like me to know about, or if you have some specific question for me, feel free to let me know about it in the comments.

Good night, and good luck.

Current Mood: ditzyHewwo
Current Music: Aquila, by the Namco Sound Team - Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies OST
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13 February 2009 @ 12:05 am

And now, a long post in which I write about media things. Books and movies, to be precise, and in that order, too.

That’s enough of an introduction, don’t you think?

Books.Collapse )

Films.Collapse )

And . . . that’s about it.

Current Mood: cheerfulMedia savvy
Current Music: Hallways of Allways, by Ulver - Perdition City
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12 February 2009 @ 11:55 pm

Hey there.

Happy new year to all. Granted, this comes about six weeks late, but, hey.

I'll be doing a more detailed post a bit later on that will go into just how I am doing right now. For the moment, though, I should like to observe tradition on this here journal and do something that always constitutes my first post of the year.

No matter how random, revealing, rude, naughty or pointless
I promise to answer them 100% truthfully

Current Mood: okayAll I can say is, I'm here
Current Music: Black Grease, by The Black Angels - Passover