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Deep down I'm shallow like you.
02 February 2014 @ 07:16 pm

"You scarred me."
"But in a good way."

I found this movie relevant to my life right now, and also surprisingly good. Or maybe I just liked it more than I would have otherwise because it seemed relevant. Plus Emma Caulfield.
Deep down I'm shallow like you.
17 January 2013 @ 09:35 pm
Hmmmm, my last post here was a year ago today.

Deep down I'm shallow like you.
17 January 2012 @ 05:03 pm
Not all relationships are meant to be life-long. The majority of them aren't. Friendships, enmities, romances, business arrangements...all of them change over time, and many of them change to the point where they are no longer strong enough to really be considered a relationship anymore. This is normal. This is okay.

You can be stubborn, continuing to try to fit your new square peg into its old round hole. Or you can accept it, and set the square peg aside. This time I'm choosing to accept it. There will be a new peg to fit the hole, and maybe someday there will even be a square hole for the old peg.
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Deep down I'm shallow like you.
07 December 2011 @ 10:14 pm
Hello, LJ. It's been a while, and I'm not sure what to write about first.

I guess I should tell you I'm moving soon. Just to a new place in town. The place I'm looking at is a little more expensive than I'd like, and I'm considering the crazy idea of not having any internet to be able to afford it. I'll still have my phone, and I can take my laptop places, so it's not like I won't have any internet, but since I still haven't found a good LJ mobile app (and even if I did, I wouldn't want to type entries on a phone) our renewed time together may end up being brief. So what do you want to hear about in the next few weeks?

As a brief catching up, here's what's been going on in no particular order:
  • I did not realize until this very moment how much I missed bulleted lists.
  • Quit Half Price Books a few months ago when the management got so ridiculous I couldn't take it anymore. Was unemployed for 36 whole hours before being hired to work in the corporate office for Urban Active.
  • Still doing the pirate thing with Drunk & Sailor, but recently added another facet: the punk rock pirate band. Hanging out with some great musicians who have collectively become known as the Loose Cannons and having a blast. Our third show together is this weekend, and we should have a real CD in a couple months. Maybe a real tour.
  • Been feeling in a very transitional stage lately...a lot of my circumstances have changed recently or are going to change soon, but I feel a big inner change approaching.
  • Bulleted lists, yeah.
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Deep down I'm shallow like you.
30 November 2011 @ 12:18 pm

Just a test of the LJ mobile app. So far, not impressed.

Posted via LiveJournal app for Android.

Deep down I'm shallow like you.
19 February 2011 @ 11:55 am
You know, I haven't really been closely following all the brouhaha in Wisconsin even though it fills up my Facebook feed daily. I'm a fan of unions in theory, but my only direct experience with them was a decidedly negative one.

I was working for Iowa City Transit. Even though I made my needs known well ahead of time, I got stuck working on Saturdays, and I had my very first season as a renaissance faire performer approaching. Still, no big deal. There were always workaholics wanting to pick up more hours, right? I'd just swap some shifts with people or give away the shifts I couldn't swap (it's not like any of us were working 40 hours a week).

So approaches my first weekend. Swapped shifts with someone, had a blast at faire (even though it was the worst faire I've ever worked for), it was all good. Next weekend approaches, I find someone willing to take my shift, and I'm told I can't swap it. Union rules. Everyone has to have an equal chance at getting extra hours or it's not fair. Maybe it was just management hiding behind someone else, maybe not. But I quit a job because of unions.

I definitely don't regret quitting a job to chase my dreams, especially a job that made no effort whatsoever to accommodate its employees needs. But I still harbor some resentment towards ICT and unions because of it.
Current Music: Blondie - Atomic
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18 January 2011 @ 01:32 pm
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Current Mood: angryangry
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01 January 2011 @ 11:36 pm
...and I expect 2011 to be nothing special.

Had a good time last night hanging out with people I don't get to see very often. Playing Decemberists songs (and lots of others) with Lance, Regan, Bob, Emily, and Foe. We got schooled by a 16-year-old on the lyrics for "Don't Stop Believing".

This year was the best year so far for Drunk & Sailor. We had more shows than we've had before, including Bristol and our first real bar show. The adult show was a huge success at KYRF, and we seem to be almost living legends at Fishers. Our first (real) CD was made. It was recorded almost a year and half ago now, and already I feel we've moved far beyond what's on there musically.

But...we're doing about as many faires as we can possibly do already and still have day jobs. There's a lot of room for improvement and more gigs on the bar scene, but that will only happen if one of us grits our teeth and tries to do promos and actually book the gigs. Though I'm still enjoying D&S, I want to do other things too. I really want to be in a "real" band. Don't particularly care what kind of music it is, either.

This year I got the promotion at Half Price I've been wanting. I've been having a great time working at Amazing Wonders the last few weeks, too. I've been running playtests of the DCC RPG for Joseph...one of five or fewer people in the country doing it.

And of course, no recap of 2010 would be complete without mentioning that it had some of the highest highs and lowest lows of my life, both thanks to Laura. And since the lows kind of negate the highs (and then some), and occurred right near the end of my year...well, that's what 2010 is going to be remembered for. It's not 2010's fault, I know, but that's just how it is.

So the first part of 2011 is going to be about keeping my head down, not rocking any boats, and continuing the healing process. Spring and Summer will again be about Drunk & Sailor. The end of the year theme is still undetermined, though. I'm open to suggestions.
Current Music: Decemberists - Los Angeles, I'm Yours
Deep down I'm shallow like you.
30 December 2010 @ 12:33 am
I'm working part time at a game store now, which is about as amazing as you'd expect. I have to run 4e D&D games, and sooner or later I'll probably have to play Magic, but the upside is I'm getting paid to do it. I started playing the Game of Thrones card game again, and I'm being introduced to a world of cool board games. And I get a discount.

Kate is getting married in May, which I have opinions about. She asked me to be the maid of honor, though. Jacob's sister is the best man, so I guess that works out. I will not being wearing a dress, but probably a kilt. The colors for the wedding seem to be purple and orange, so I'm looking for a purple kilt and I'll have someone make me an orange shirt.

Life post-Laura is chugging along nicely. Not communicating at all is helping, but Xmas was hard, and I suspect New Years will be too. There are certain CDs I've been avoiding listing to because they remind me of her, and I listened to a couple of them again this week.

I applied for a promotion with Half Price in Iowa, but it was filled already. Not sure I'm ready to leave KY just yet anyway, but if things work out I'm looking at Iowa again in another year or two.

Going to Louisville tomorrow for bagpipe lesson, and then hanging with Tessa...trading her guitar lessons for dance lessons. And just enjoying her company. :)

I've made my New Years resolution early this year, which is to rely less on the internet for communication. So make sure I have your phone number and/or address!
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: Steeleye Span - Lovely on the Water
Deep down I'm shallow like you.
12 December 2010 @ 10:22 pm
Bob got me a mandolin. It's pretty cool.

We rehearsed today for our show next week, and most of the songs went so well I was impressed with us. There will be a special surprise at the show...something new we've never done before, and not just something little like a new song. I do not want to spill the beans yet, but I will write about it when it's over.
Current Music: Pyrockers - Sail Away