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September 22nd, 2009

01:36 am - o hai.
I'm still alive, hooray!

I've started the fall semester, and I count myself lucky to have gotten the classes I needed. I know many people who didn't get classes they needed, and some who didn't get any classes at all. Thank you very much, California State Legislature for pulling the rug out from under the state funded public education system and royally screwing the students and teachers. Lord knows you can't cut your salary to help out or anything like that.

Ahem. So, TV is back!

Glee is absolutely glorious. I love it more every week.

Bones is still as entertaining as ever. :)

Looking forward to a whole mess of premieres this week: Heroes, CSI Miami, SVU, Criminal Minds, CSI, Cold Case, and whatever else I'm forgetting.

I've been trying to catch up on my LJ flist. I too am so sad about Patrick Swayze. I feel compelled to watch To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar now. :(

I hope you are all well.
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July 5th, 2009

Everybody be sure to wish danamulder a happy birthday. She is great and brilliant and funny and awesome and we love her. Happy birthday Cassie! :)
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July 3rd, 2009

01:06 am - Happy Birthday to Angela!
I know I'm about an hour late from saying this on the actual birthday, but I want to wish hitwoman a very happy birthday! Angela is really, really amazing, and I hope she had a lovely day. Love you! :)
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June 29th, 2009

01:02 am - Death needs to take a freaking break.
Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and Billy Mays. Apparently, everyone who has ever been on television is in danger. I was on TV once (a brief appearance on The Price is Right). Should I be worried?

Seriously, something is going on. This is not normal.

Also, my mother tells me that Howie, the ginger moggy who's been struggling with cancer for a while, probably won't live out the month. So he likely won't be there when I come for a visit at the end of July. I can't think about that too much or I will cry.

Changing the subject, if any of you haven't read Michael Grant's book GONE, you need to find a copy and read it right the hell now. It's technically a young adult/teen book, but we all know full well that teens aren't the only ones who read "teen" books. GONE is like Lord of the Flies with superpowers set in a small suburban beach town. I know that sounds weird, but IT'S FANTASTIC. Grant is an excellent writer; the story is well paced and deftly unfolded, and there is an abundance of great characters to get into. When the book was over, I was sad because I just. wanted. more. And luckily, there is! The next book in the series, Hunger, was just released not too long ago! Awesome. Read this stuff. You won't regret it. :)

Summer is nice because I can read for fun. :) Now all I have to do is whip myself into shape and get writing again on a regular basis. I'm so tempted to be lazy, but I can't do that. Must be disciplined!

Bedtime. Night, all.
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June 12th, 2009

12:28 am - I was hiding under your porch because I love you.
I saw Up. It was wonderful, and I laughed and cried my way through it. :)

I'm starting to get nervous about my work situation. We keep hearing rumblings from upper management corporate types about shutting down stores and whatnot, and most people think it's just empty threats to squeeze more profit out of us (not that there's a recession on, or anything...), but it worries me. Where would I find another job that would fit my scheduling and school needs? I like my job. I get to work with my hands and not with my brain. It's a nice break from grad school. And my co-workers are the best. I really hope they don't end up closing my store...

My friends list on LJ seems to have dwindled. I haven't seen lots of people for a while. Where the heck is thepresidentrix? I usually can't get her to slow down and breathe in between sentences, and now she's not here anymore. Hmm. I mean, she's my sister, so if anyone knows where she is, it would be me. I mean, I know where she is right now, but where online? No idea. She's a crazy one, my sis. :)

I wish I could take a trip somewhere really cool, like the UK or New Zealand. If only I were rich. :)

I'm dead tired. I wonder what it feels like to be rested or refreshed or not exhausted, like all those people on the sleep aid commercials seem to be. I don't think I've had a restful sleep since I was a very small child, regardless of how many hours it lasts. I have these fun permanent dark circles under my eyes that actually purple when you look at them up close. Purple! And when things get really bad, they start to look almost dark blue. Crazy.

Hey, if anyone wants to follow me on Twitter, my username is ellen[underscore]g. I like Twitter. I'm on it all the time. I even had a conversation with Clare Kramer once. :D

Speaking of tired, I need to go to bed now. Goodnight. :)
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May 21st, 2009

09:12 pm - Happy Birthday to Anne!!!
Everybody be sure to wish arknflark a happy birthday today! She is a wonderful lady and a great friend. Many happy returns, Anne! :)

In other news, I have just completed all my school work for the semester, and I am free to loaf about all summer. Besides continuing to go to work, of course. But I like my job, so it's all good.

Still haven't gotten to watch the LOST finale yet, so don't say anything!

I still catch myself giggling about how great Star Trek was. Now I'm hoping to see Terminator Salvation! EEEEEEEEE! Too many good movies right now.
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May 10th, 2009

05:59 pm - Happy Mother's Day!
I hope every mom, aunt, grandmother, friend, and general nurturer out there is having a lovely day. I appreciate all that you do for me and the rest of the world's perpetual children. :)

Also, Star Trek is unspeakably awesome. I need to see it again. So great. I cried.

And now back to the homework!
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March 23rd, 2009

03:05 am - Battlestar Galactica: The Endening.
I still don't feel like it's safe to talk about the series finale. I think I won't have fully processed it for another week.

For now, I will only say that Rosie and I cried so hard, we needed a box of tissues near us at all times.

As much as I love the show and still love it for the ending (I think), I'm pretty sure BSG broke my heart like no other television show ever has. Not even the Assassination of Cordelia Chase hurt me this bad (although it's close).

That said, when you come to the end of a show you've poured so much energy and emotion into, I don't know if having a broken heart is a good thing. Maybe I will know more about how I feel after it's not so darn raw. Rosie and I only saw it yesterday...

thepresidentrix, maybe you understand. :)
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March 19th, 2009

01:19 am - Terrible news.
Natasha Richardson makes me sad.
Current Mood: sadsad

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February 26th, 2009

05:45 pm - OW.
Train Horn

Created by Train Horn

That was so painful. But at least my ears are young enough. :)
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