grissecon: (wired)
( Apr. 7th, 2006 07:29 pm)
Ok, I broke down and prostrated myself before the evil credit gods. But, Dammit! I just couldn't go without the sweet, sweet interweb any longer.

So, I have acquired a new (really, terribly cheap for such a good computer) baby. He's been named Calanthe.

I now have a whole new 200GB hard drive to fill up. Muahahaha!

I did lose most of my music which, on last check was about 30 Gigs, so, OUCH! The majority of my video was backed up, however (I'll reupload that last ep of Dark Angel sometime tonight [ profile] bigboobedcanuck!). As were all my comics (thank the gods!), so it ain't all bad. Also, new baby has kick ass integrated graphics, and my gaming has never been so fast or looked so preeeety.

Of course, the best part of it all is the new computer smell. Hee.
New job could be the suckiest job on earth (which, thankfully, so far, it isn't) and I'd still be singing its praises. Just finished doing a bit of math, and it turns out that I can keep a roof over my head, pay my bills, drink some alcohol, smoke some cigarettes, and eat!

Oh, yeah, baby! I'm in the green.

Training is still driving me freaking crazy with the slowness, but it did help me figure out why they offered me two jobs about five minutes after I walked out of the interviews. With my background in call centers and insurance companies, I must have looked damn good. The rest of my training class is all: "Claims, what're those all about?", while I'm pointing out how the basic stuff we've been doing so far is going to affect payments and adjustments.

Looks like the job is going to work out okay, which is absolutely amazing to me after the year chained to the bridal desk o' doom. *g*

On the fannish front, I'm still obsessed with Supernatural. No new ep this coming week, which is just killing me. Thankfully, there's plenty of fic to keep me occupied.

Also, now playing Sims 2 which is ridiculously addictive. Mostly the part where I get to build and decorate dream houses. Although making my Sim hook up with two sisters and watching the ensuing drama has been pretty fun as well. *eg*
grissecon: (supernatural)
( Jan. 29th, 2006 06:54 pm)
-Fired from crappy job for being far too good at calculating opportunity cost of showing up at said crappy job as opposed to staying home and searching for better job. Huh. Mom always did say that reading too much would be my downfall. LOL

-Obsessed with Supernatural. (Horror and (potential)incest. It's like they made it just for meeee!!!)

-Spending quality time with Jack and his tag-along Coke. Good for all that ails you.


ETA: Since I have some time on my hands, let's do that thing...
My playlist goes from 1 to 3061 (don't even ask. *g*) Give me a number or ten, and I'll upload the songs for you.
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( Sep. 28th, 2003 04:13 pm)
I'm nursing my forth cup of Smoky Russian and staring out my window.

It's one of those perfect fall days in New England, all gray skies and light mist, and I wish I had an LP player and some Charlie Parker on vinyl. A tumbler of single-malt scotch older than me would be nice as well. Hmmm.

Maybe I'll go for a walk later on and end up in a bar. The Squealing Pig would be perfect, but it would require some travel. They're probably lighting the fireplace already and the big comfy chair with the burgundy upholstery is pretty much exactly where I want to be right now.
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( Sep. 27th, 2003 09:03 pm)
[ profile] windowpane came over for the next step in his assimilation a little Buffy marathon.


We got up to the middle of the third season.

I'm always surprised by how much I love watching Buffy. I must have seen each of the episodes at least twice, but they're just as good on the third (coughthirtiethcough) viewing. I keep catching little lines of dialogue I loved and had forgotten about, or some hint of upcoming plot lines that makes me all giddy.

Ahh, I'm going to miss my show. I'll definitely have to watch Angel next week, but I will not be undone by nostalgia, damn it. The five episode rule will be upheld!

I also managed to get [ profile] windowpane started on Dead Like Me, which is my new love. So this time around, he can be the first convert, instead of the last.

I'm currently pondering whether drunkenness would remedy my boredom... I'm thinking yes.
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( Sep. 21st, 2003 10:31 pm)
The show was amazing.

Getting to feel the crowd at a live performance is pretty amazing all by itself, and I've often found myself getting swept up into a show when I wasn't a fan, just on the strength of the devotion to the band I could feel from the crowd. Examples: Nine Inch Nails (I grew up in Puerto Rico, had never even heard of the band, saw them about a month after I moved to the States and haven't stopped listening since), Linkin Park (they have a great vibe live), and Queens of the Stone Age (I like three of their songs offstage; live, I love it all).

Delerium has always been a strange animal for me. I love their CDs but mostly on the strength of their collaborations (Silence featuring Sarah MacLachan, Fallen Icon featuring Jenifer Mclaren, and Flowers Become Screens featuring Kristy Thirsk, being the most prominent) so I didn't quite know what to expect from a live show by the band without any of the high-profile guests.

They were incredibly good. The band was tight, the singers were good enough to put out a reasonable rendition of Silence, and the bass player, whose name it is now my quest to discover, had enough stage presence to carry the rest of the group.

This all adds up to: They sounded great, I heard some of my favorite songs, and I danced my ass OFF!@!

All in all, a great Sunday night.
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( Sep. 15th, 2003 02:14 am)
I've seen a lot of runic spreads on the flist lately, so I thought I'd put a link here to the best divination site I've ever found online.


This site has free Tarot, Runes, I Ching, and much more. I highly recommend the Stichomancy (selects a portion of text that is supposed to answer your question) if you want to be truly freaked out. ::grin::

I read the Tarot and cast the Runes, and this site has the most choices and the most accurate definitions for decks and rune sets that I've ever seen.

So, go take a look-see.
Just managed to track down one of my favorite poems. I first read this when I was in fifth grade and it really struck a chord. Mostly because I've always been a bit of a loner and around that time my friends were all becoming increasingly social (and casting about for boyfriends.)

I knew it was by Adrienne Rich but I could not remember the title at all, so I'm really happy to have found it. Putting it here for safe-keeping.

By: Adrienne Rich

You're wondering if I'm lonely:
OK then, yes, I'm lonely
as a plane rides lonely and level
on its radio beam, aiming
across the Rockies
for the blue-strung aisles
of an airfield on the ocean.

You want to ask, am I lonely?
Well, of course, lonely
as a woman driving across country
day after day, leaving behind
mile after mile
little towns she might have stopped
and lived and died in, lonely

If I'm lonely
it must be the loneliness
of waking first, of breathing
dawns' first cold breath on the city
of being the one awake
in a house wrapped in sleep

If I'm lonely
it's with the rowboat ice-fast on the shore
in the last red light of the year
that knows what it is, that knows it's neither
ice nor mud nor winter light
but wood, with a gift for burning

He called me back for the beatbox!

I love Mike! There is not enough love in the world for Mike!
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( Aug. 6th, 2003 12:55 am)
Ok, I'm currently sitting at my computer with my phone to my ear, bouncing up and down in my chair, as my friend Mike, who works at Axis, lets me listen to CMAR.

It is soooo sad that hearing this through a scratchy cell can make me this happy.

I'll probably squeal and do all kinds of "things umbecoming a (former, lapsed?) goth" if I manage to get tickets to the Avalon show on the 29th.

Best part so far: "all the things people told me keep f***ing with my head." Dude. Why is it so hot when SDBs swear?
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( Jul. 31st, 2003 11:24 pm)
Went to the Warped tour today. Much fun was had, although the traffic on the way to the concert sucked. Not because it was there, but rather because of the reason it was there.

It seems that the town of Randolph, Mass. decided it didn't want any of us miscreants driving through their town, so they closed the exits off the highway - as well as the most direct route to the location of the concert, of course. :P

Oh, well. The shows were good. I missed most of Andrew W.K., but I got to see Dropkick Murphys (they were great, their fans not so much), The Suicide Machines (must get new CD), Rancid (rocked, just rocked!) and my favorite punk cover band of all time, as well as the only one I know, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes (so freakin' funny).

Now I'm tanned and tired, so off to bed I go.

ETA: Forgot the funny! Best sightings of the day:

--Guy with a 6-inch-high purple mohawk wearing a NKOTB t-shirt.

--Sign by the entrance counting the number of CB GB t-shirts sighted. LOL!