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Haven't been here in a while

   I think a may be losing a friend, However I think I may be becoming better friends with another friend of mine. Sometimes I just want to smack the friend I may be losing silly and tell her to wake up and stop fucking up her life. Other times I cant be bothered to care and feel that she deserves what she gets. That may be harsh but it may be the only way to get through to her.  Another person i want to smack is the creator of Glee Ryan Murphy. Especially for the whole Finchel debacle. No disrespect meant to the tragic loss of Cory Monteith but I really hated the character of Finn. He was getting better though but it seems like Ryan may have meant to have Finn and Rachel end up together int the end which makes no sense to me. She wants a career on the stage and he was studying to be a teacher. Their lives were headed in two different directions. Also snubbing Dianna Agron. I know a lot of fans who want to see more of her despite his and Lea's personal opinions. Most recently putting her and Santana at odds kinda pissed me off. I was so happy to see them getting along and it was nice seeing the softer side of Santana.
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Arizona Renn Faire Trip

     We left the Bay Area around 4 on Friday.  Don't remember much about the trip there.  Read a magazine until it got too dark and then due to lack of sleep in previous nights I crashed out in the back seat of the car. I do remember that it rained a lot until we left Calif.  We reached our destination about 5:30 am.  We disentangled ourselves from the car and grabbed only the gear we would immediately need. Our hosts led us to the spare room and we crashed out  I opted to use the sleeping bag sans air mattress.  I like sleeping on firm surfaces but I think  there was concrete beneath that carpet.  Luckily I was too sleepy to care.  We woke the next morning about 11ish I think.  Not sure. After everyone was finally ready we made our way tho Fry's.  The supermarket, not the electronics store.  Got our morning pickup from the instore Starbucks and then over to customer service for Faire tickets.  We could have pre odered them or got them at the gate but this way was cheaper and we avoided lines at the ticket booth.  We got to the Faire about one and spent a lot of time saying hi to people I don't know.  I got a cup of hard cider and unfortunately a little bit got spilled on me when the head of our host's daughter collided with my elbow.  Can't really blame her since she was trying to avoid being tormented by her brother and she did apologize.  Eventually and one of my traveling companions and I ventured off to explore since it was my first Faire. We perused a lot of shops and I brought a couple of cinnamon spice scented candles.  At one booth I brought a pin for my friend as an early birthday gift cause she really wanted it and I knew her wife would had a fit if she spent their money on it, The pin is meant to be worn on the shirt in the vicinity of the breast area and says Weapons of Mass Distraction.  We then took in a few shows.  One was a whip demonstration, the next was the Ded Bob show.  Think Jeff Dunham and Achmed the Dead terrorist but with a Renaissance theme.  Then we were of to the jousting show.  I had high hopes for that after seeing the show  at Medieval Times a couple of years ago and expected this to be even better. However we had lousy seats, our view was highly obstructed, I could barely hear the announcer and it seemed as if it was over before it began.  It was getting close to closing time so we wandered back to the exit.  Pausing at shops that caught our interest.  we both brought some herbal tea. One that is supposed to ease the symptoms of colds and allergies. Another that is supposed to relieve PMS symptoms like cramps which believe is something I seriously need.  I also purchased and infuser ball since these are loose teas.  The peppermint in the cold reliever makes my tongue tingle in a delightful way.  After leaving we were supposed to join a friend for dinner and were attempting to pick her up but the GPS lead us wildly astray.  So after discussion we called the friend and met her at Appelbee's.  Food was good but we weren't that hungry so we took home half.  Then we stopped at a place called Castle.  If you want to know what they sell comment here and I will reveal it later.  I will tell you this.  The name and exterior of the place are highly misleading.  Then back to our host's place for sleep.  This time I slept on the very comfortable couch.  We were up around eightish and after puttering around a bit, packing up the car, and saying goodbye to our host we were off. We made it to Sedona around two to meet up with another friend.  The friend showed us around points of interest, got us involved in a small snowball fight, and introduced us to a well kept town secret.  A very good pizza place secreted away behind a liquor store.  It's appropriately called The Hideaway.  We then decided we couldn't leave without perusing the UFO shop next door.  The opportunity was too good to miss.  The did have a bunch of amusing things.  We got into a conversation with the owner who apparently is a true believer.  While I think it arrogant for us to think we are the only beings in this vast and mostly unexplored universe I can't fathom why any beings capable of interstellar travel would bother with earth.  It's not like this planet is a very attractive possible for colonization with the environmental problems we face which are only going to get worse as time moves on. We had our pictures take out front in front of an alien statue and a spaceship which is actually an ATV with the shell of a spaceship over it that the owner rides in parades.  On the way back to the car we decided to stop off at the liquor store due top the many interesting bottles they had in their window. One was shaped like a Tommy Gun, a rifle, one in the shape of horse,  the most interesting was a three tiered bottle designed to hold three different types of liquor and had spigots on each side on each level.  Hell , if I had the money I'd buy that just for the bottle to show off to friends!  We went inside to see if there were any more interesting bottles inside but it was a standard liquor store so we left empty handed. It was a long ride that followed and except for the small moment of doubt where were not sure if we'd be able to take 17 and a wildly speculative conversation as we drove past Edwards AFB it was uninteresting.  Luckily 17 was reopening just as we got there.  We got home about 3:30 am and while I had fun I'm happy to be home.
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Update

Have been meaning to update for a while but just haven't gotten around to it.  Well let's see, where do I start?  Xmas was ok.  My Uncle's death kinda dampened the usual excitement the holiday brings.  I only really had one gift to open from my parents but that's mainly cause my new laptop was my main gift I got that before Xmas.  Elly got some cool Tinkerbell stuff from my Dad.  Believe me it was not easy to find Tinkerbell stuff for an adult without going to the Disney store. 
I wish I could say my Mom is doing well.  She's started wetting the bed if she sleeps for too long a stretch at one time.  Both my Dad and I know that we are going to have to bring up the subject of adult diapers eventually but neither of us are looking forward to that battle.  She also has a tendency to fall at night when she gets out of bed to go to the bathroom at night.  I'm just thankful she hasn't cracked her head open on the corner of her beside table.  Also sometimes she needs assistance getting to the bathroom and rising from the toilet. She too stubborn to use the walker we got her. She says it's too heavy to lift (I can lift it with my pinkie)and doesn't understand that you're mean to scoot it not lift.  For some reason she won;t allow us to get rid of it though.  We did have a scare early in the year when she fell backwards in the bathroom and hit her head on a hinge.  My Dad had to force the door in the bathroom door open. cause she was lying against it and he got her cleaned up and with a towel pressed against her head we spirited her off to the ER. That was fun and way too long due to blood tests and CT scans.  Basically she got few stitches and that was pretty much it. My Dad was supposed to talk to her doctor about getting a care aide in once a week to help get her up. showered and out of her room once a week cause she won't do it for us. He also was supposed to talk to the doctor about dementia but he chickened out on both things.  His words, not mine.
The room mate moved out.  I do miss her a bit but I'm glad to have my room back.  Spent much of the last few months she was here in the living room.  Nights included cause our sleep schedules were way different.  It's also a lot quieter here.
Finally got to hang out with Cara and a lot of trys and over a year of not being able to. Had dinner with her and her girlfriend.  They are so disgustingly cute together.  However it warms my heart to see her so happy with someone cause she deserves it. 
Haven't been going to the bar much.  I've cut way back on alcohol and don't miss it at all.  Have weekly Wednesday night tea and have gone to a few parties.  Going to Arizona Renn Faire this weekend. My first Faire.  Well that my update.  Will try to update more in the future.
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It's Valentine's Day. I'll hit the bar.

Ok so I made a deal with myself a few years ago.  When Valentine's day rolls around and if I'm single I'm gonna go out and have fun with friends rather than stay home feeling sorry myself.  However here's a few words of advice for people who do the same.  If you're depressed, it's probably not a good idea to drink a lot.  Alcohol is a depressant and in the long run is just gonna make you feel worse.  Trust me cause I've been there done that and found myself kicking myself later. If you feel like you're gonna kill yourself you should be at the ER not sitting in a bar.  If you are gonna to complain about every little thing about the bar that bugs then feel free to leave and go elsewhere.  Sure we may the closest bar near your house but isn't it worth it to drive a few extra miles to go someplace you like better?  Also don't bitch about the bartender.  You got your beer so what if the bartender want's to go out for a smoke? Also if the bartender wants to participate in kareoke that's his privilege.  It won't hurt you to wait a few extra minutes for a drink.  If a few extra minutes makes you walk out and we lose your business well you obviously didn't need that drink as much as you thought in the first place.  You are entitled to your opinion but if people obviously don't agree with you and try to end the conversation by agreeing to disagree stop trying to change their minds or you'll find yourself sitting alone again. 
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Clash Of The Titans (the remake)

   Only about halfway through but It is already apparent that I can't judge this based on the original film as it bears little resemblance.  I will say I am enjoying  performances by actors such a Sam Worthington as Perseus and Liam Neeson as Zeus.  I think the main problem is the script.  Now I loved the Greek Myths as a child.  I read them repeatedly and even directed a one act based on the Medusa myth my senior year of high school.  Now the most famous action of Perseus is supposed to be the slaying of Medusa.  However roughly halfway into this film there is no mention of Medusa.  So far the main focus is the journey to kill the Krakken.  Now I remember Perseus defeating a sea monster and saving a princess but if I remember correctly he did by turning the sea monster to stone with the head of Medusa.  There have been a few familiar bits tossed in here and there and a bunch of things I don't remember at all.  Athena's mechanical owl showed up briefly. It's almost like the script writer took the Perseus myths tossed them in a blender, tossed a bunch of random idea that they felt fit the genre and hit the power button and went from there.  How does one tame a giant scorpion into being a beast of burden anyways?  I guess the black magic helps.  Gonna try to suffer through the rest and finish this post.  I don't remember o being a beautiful immortal woman who was cursed with immortality by the gods for rebuffing their advances.  I do remember the Io Zeus transformed in to a white calf to save her from Hera's wrath over his infidelity.  Hera then demanded that calf as a gift but that's a whole other myth in itself. Ah now it;s shaping up to be the myth I know.  While Perseus's primary goal in the myth is to slay Medusa.  A quest given to him by a king who wishes to marry Perseus's widowed Mother and gives Perseus a quest to get him out of the way.  In the myth the slaying of the sea monster seems to just be a bonus.  In the movie it seems that the two have been reversed.  The primary goal to slay the sea monster and slaying Medusa is just so they can use her head as a weapon.  Although since when does Medusa reside in the underworld?  The Krakken in this film looks kinda of what would happen if Cuthulu and Rancor had a baby. 
Ok my final thought is that this would have been a halfway decent film if they hadn't  tried to bill it as a remake of Clash of the Titans.  If they hadn't made the gods the Greek Gods and rewritten and omitted many of the references to similarities to the myths it might have been a somewhat decent fantasy film.  There would still be a few kinks to work out and some rewrites but it would have been doable.
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Writer's Block: Biggest Lie

What's the biggest lie you've ever told to win over the guy or girl of your dreams?

It wasn't really a lie but more of an omission. I met a guy while out clubbing with my friends.   I wore glasses pretty regularly back then but not that night.  While chatting with him he let slip that he didn't like glasses on a woman.  We dated for a few months and I never wore my glasses with him cause I didn't have a very strong prescription.  He only saw me in them once when he came to pick me up and I was working on the computer.  He didn't say anything about it so I let him think I just used them for studying.  These days I think that anyone who would refuse to date someone with glasses is amazingly shallow.  Actually I find glasses kinda sexy.
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Randomn thoughts

Was watching Rachel Maddow this evening.  She's in Iraq right now reporting on the withdrawing of the last of our combat troops last night.  Today she was talking to and taking a sort of tour with one of the NBC correspondents who's name escapes me right now.  They put straight a few myths but what struck me most was when Rachel mentioned the number of American lives that were lost in this war.  It's sometimes easy to forget this war has been going on for seven years cause it's not front page news anymore.  She said it was in the 1000's.  I remember driving hime from work not long after the war had started.  on Friday evenings there were always protesters at the corner of El Camino Real and Castro. Someone had hung a sign that was keeping track of the number of deaths I remember when that number passed 100.  After that I stopped counting.  I think of people I knew or siblings of people I knew who joined the military before the war.  Some of them finished thier service and got out and went on with their lives.  Other may have decided to go career. I've lost contact with most of these people over the years but I think of them often and although I'm not very religious I say a little prayer for them and their families hoping that they are safe and sound.
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Why is it always me?

Been a few crazy weeks.  I guess it started about a month ago.  As many of you know I had been spending time lately with a woman I'm very attracted to. Well I finally got the chance to spend the night.  Nothing happened of course.  I spent the night cause I had agreed to take her son to the train station early the next morning and crashing over saved me the trouble of having to get up early and drive all the way over there the next day.  The next evening after he was gone she got very flirty and after a trip to TD's for drinks and a few other stops we ended back at her place and well I'll let your imagination take it from there.  Collapse )
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I can't go through that again.

Had a mini meltdown and psychological breakdown. Too me a little while to figure what it was but I think I have it pinned down. Elly revealed to me that she had been having tooth pain for about a week and she was afraid that it was an infection that may have traveled to her nasal passages cause her sinuses were bothering her too. The first emotion I felt was anger because I had recently had read an article about woman who had similar tooth pain and died because the infection traveled her brain causing lesions. Plus I went through a very rough period back in 2008-2009 when my Dad developed lesions after and infection in his lungs traveled to his heart and then to the brain. The thought of that happening again to someone I care about absolutely terrifies me. Words can't express how frightening the thought of that is. I'm really not sure I could go through that again without losing my mind. Collapse )
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