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28th-May-2013 01:33 am - Impending Senility and Burlesque
So I have decided to once again try and lessen my weight. I need to try and change how I eat and how I use my body. I am alternating between walking and using a video and then also going on walks with my wonderful t-chan. But no matter what I can't be where I am today when I am thirty. I cannot be where my father was at forty. My knees and back hurt. My shoulders hurt and I am winded going up and down stairs. I am active, but things could be much better. I have to be able to afford cheaper clothing that I actually want to wear.

On a lighter note: I've almost finished the memoir of Gypsy Rose Lee. I suppose it could be listed under biography since she basically wrote it. She is an interesting woman and surprisingly enough the musical did a decent amount of justice to her story. I hate to finish it but I can't wait to delve back in.
Book Sleep
3rd-Apr-2013 01:25 am - Favorites Change
Favorites Revisited

Animal: Giant pandas
Color: Royal Purple
Flower: Rose
Quote: I may not agree with what you say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.
Aroma: Harlot by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - A mixture of Rose and Cinnamon

Primary School Teacher: Mrs. Crossland, my 4th grade teacher - taught me love reading and enjoy math
Secondary School Teacher: Mr. Price.
Professor: Sam Talley.
Middle School Class: American History.
High School Class: Shakespeare for Real People.
College Class: Cornerstone

Book: Good Omens
Book Series: Harry Potter
Author(s): Stephen King, G.R.R. Martin, J.K. Rowling, Margaret George
Fairytale: The Little Mermaid, The Nixie
Fanfic: The Bride Pens
Story Idea: Midnight Wars
Character to Write: Bill
Myth: I just enjoy them in general

Fictional Character: Lestat, Tyrion Lannister, Don Draper
Book to Movie Adaptation: Holes, Pride and Prejudice (1995 A&E), LOTR, Game of Thrones

Actor: Colin Firth, Joan Cusak, Johnny Depp, James Marsdon, Cary Grant
Actress: Kate Winslet, Katherine Hepburn
Movie(s): But I'm A Cheerleader, Saved, Bringing Up Baby
T.V. Show(s): Grey's Anatomy, Iron Chef America, Chopped, Snapped, Game of Thrones, Mad Men
Cartoon(s): Weekenders, Invader Zim, Daria, Codename Kids Next Door
Animated Movie(s): Anastasia
Disney Movie: The Little Mermaid, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, Wreck It Ralph, Brave
Disney Hero: Hercules, Phillip, Wall-E, Shang, Ralph
Disney Heroine: Mulan, Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, Pocahontas, Merida
Disney Song: The Siamese Cat Song, Sing Sweet Nightingale, Bells of Notre Dame, The Court of Miracles, The Gospel Truth, I Won't Say I'm in Love, Honor to Us All, Steady as the Beating Drum, Once Upon a Dream
Disney Couple: Mulan and Shang, Nani and David, Wall-E and Eve
Disney Villain: Maleficent, Hades, Scar, Sher Khan
Disney Sidekick(s): Jacques and Trusty, Flounder
Musical: Hairspray, Grease, Singing in the Rain, Sweeney Todd, Newsies, Les Miseraables
Cartoon Character(s): Tino Tonitini, Gir, Jane Lane, Gaz
Hero movie: X-Men, Ironman, Batman Forever, Captain America, The Avengers

Superhero: Gambit, Wolverine, Batman, Rogue, Captain America
Super Villain: Catwoman, Magneto

Song: The Highwayman by Loreena McKennitt
Musical Artist(s): Loreena McKennitt, Vienna Teng, Lily Allen

Condiment: Mustard w/ Basil
Restaurant: T.G.I. Friday
Ice Cream: Fudge Brownie
Dessert: Orange Leaf
Beverage: Root Beer
Breakfast Food: Yogurt and toast
Candy: Twizzlers
Chocolate: Cadbury Eggs
Fruit: Apple
Vegetable: Potato
Snack: Apple Slices and cheddar
Dinner: Baked Chicken and Rice

Way to Relax: Reading, Playing games
Bookstore: Dark Star
Style of Clothing: Casual
Holiday: Halloween
Season: Autumn
Way to Spend Time: With my t-chan
Historical Man: Henry VIII
Historical Woman: Elizabeth I
Time of Day: 2 AM
Seem So Strange
14th-Jul-2010 05:27 pm - Writer's Block: More than words
Which song lyrics send shivers down your spine and really hit you emotionally?

The Highwayman sung by Loreena McKennitt

The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon the cloudy seas
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor
And the highwayman came riding, riding, riding,
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

He'd a French cocked hat on his forehead, a bunch of lace at his chin,
A coat of claret velvet, and breeches of brown doe-skin;
They fitted with never a wrinkle; his boots were up to the thigh!
And he rode with a jeweled twinkle,
His pistol butts a-twinkle,
His rapier hilt a-twinkle, under the jeweled sky.

Over the cobbles he clattered and clashed in the dark inn yard,
And he tapped with his whip on the shutters, but all was locked and barred;
He whistled a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there
But the landlord's black-eyed daughter,
Bess the landlord's daughter,
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair.

"One kiss, my bonny sweetheart, I'm after a prize tonight,
But I shall be back with the yellow gold before the morning light;
Yet if they press me sharply, and harry me through the day,
Then look for me by the moonlight, watch for me by the moonlight,
I'll come to thee by the moonlight, though hell shall bar the way.

He rose upright in the stirrups; he scarce could reach her hand
But she loosened her hair in the casement! His face burnt like a brand
As the black cascade of the perfume came tumbling over his breast;
And he kissed its waves in the moonlight,
(Oh, sweet waves in the moonlight!)
He tugged at his rein in the moonlight, and galloped away to the west.

He did not come at the dawning; he did not come at noon,
And out of the tawny sunset, before the rise o' the moon,
When the road was a gypsy's ribbon, looping the purple moor,
A red-coat troop came marching, marching, marching
King George's men came marching, up to the old inn-door.

They said no word to the landlord, they drank his ale instead,
But they gagged his daughter and bound her to the foot of her narrow bed;
Two of them knelt at the casement, with muskets at their side!
there was death at every window, hell at one dark window;
For Bess could see, through the casement,
The road that he would ride.

They had tied her up to attention, with many a snickering jest;
They had bound a musket beside her, with the barrel beneath her breast!
"now keep good watch!" And they kissed her.
She heard the dead man say
"Look for me by the moonlight, watch for me by the moonlight
I'll come to thee by the moonlight, though hell shall bar the way!"

She twisted her hands behind her, but all the knots held good!
She writhed her hands till her fingers were wet with sweat or blood!
They stretched and strained in the darkness and the hours crawled by like years!
Till, now, on the stroke of midnight, cold, on the stroke of midnight,
The tip of one finger touched it! The trigger at least was hers!

Tot-lot-tot-lot! Had they heard it? The horses hoofs ring clear
Tot-lot-tot-lot, in the distance! Were they deaf that they did not hear?
Down the ribbon of moonlight, over the brow of the hill,
The highwayman came riding, riding, riding!
The red-coats looked to their priming!
She stood up straight and still!

Tot-lot in the frosty silence! Tot-lot, in the echoing night!
Nearer he came and nearer! Her face was like a light!
Her eyes grew wide for a moment! She drew one last deep breath,
Then her finger moved in the moonlight, her musket shattered the moonlight,
Shattered her breast in the moonlight and warned him with her death.

He turned; he spurred to the west; he did not know she stood
bowed, with her head o'er the musket, drenched with her own red blood!
Not till the dawn he heard it; his face grew gray to hear
How Bess, the landlord's daughter, the landlord's black-eyed daughter,
Had watched for her love in the moonlight, and died in the darkness there.

And back, he spurred like a madman, shrieking a curse to the sky
With the white road smoking behind him and his rapier brandished high!
Blood-red were the spurs in the golden noon; wine-red was his velvet coat,
when they shot him down on the highway, down like a dog on the highway,
And he lay in his blood on the highway, with the bunch of lace at his throat.

Still of a winter's night, they say, when the wind is in the trees,
When the moon is a ghostly galleon, tossed upon the cloudy seas,
When the road is a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
A highwayman comes riding, riding, riding,
A highwayman comes riding, up to the old inn-door.

(There is a poem that this is taken from of the same name and it does the same thing. Sends shivers down my spine as I beg the ending to differ.)
Thoughts Never End for Me
Well, first a reaction to Criminal Minds:

Poor Hotch! He shouldn't have had to make his idiot ex feel better when he is the one that was virtually raped by that freak. And I hate that Hotch's cracks are being chipped away by that man. He can't break. Or he'll go the way of Gideon.

And then to Supernatural:

I can't help but say that I am not entirely sure that I like the new and unsure Cas. There is something about that angel that I want to stay stiff and almost unforgiving. If he slips down the primrose path I fear for his validity as an angel in my mind. But I am looking forward to next week's episode. I LOVE alternate universe episodes. I love the idea that things can be different and can be changed by anything.

And lastly a book update:

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Escape by Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer
Armageddon Summer by Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville
Brides of Eden by Linda Crew
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
The Dollmage by Martine Leavitt
Cut by Patricia McCormick
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Don't You Dare Read This Mrs. Dunphrey by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
The Freedom Writer's Diary by The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell
Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime by Zlata Filipovic
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

16 / 24 books. 67% done!
Dean Reads
12th-Sep-2009 10:15 am - Grey's 6
Own Salvatioin
7th-Sep-2009 03:17 pm - Tee hee. Yay!
Bad Guys
28th-Aug-2009 02:24 pm - Let us hope
Lookie at what I just read in an article about horror movies:

Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles" are also being rebooted (that's a fancy word for saying they're going to start renumbering the movies at "1").

Let us hope that they are done in such a way that they honor them instead of making another pop-culture mockery.
Vampire Strange
27th-Aug-2009 04:14 pm - I actually did it.

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25th-Aug-2009 02:47 am - Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!
This bites. Sucks. On a scale of one to ten this ranks as a -47. *sobs tears of frustration and unfairness* Criminal Minds begins on Weds. I am off of work every single day save for that one until this weekend. *headdesk* Not . . . Fair . . . *sniffle*
Not. Happy.
14th-Aug-2009 12:07 am - *is endlessly amused*

Tee hee.
All the Tea
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