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Monday, January 26th, 2009
7:37 pm
Not the best verse, but I like the sentiment
My New Year's Resolution is to think like this.

Silver-Lined Heart"
Taylor Mali

I’m for reckless abandon
and spontaneous celebrations of nothing at all,
like the twin flutes I kept in the trunk of my car
in a box labeled Emergency Champagne Glasses!

Raise an unexpected glass to long, cold winters
and sweet hot summers and the beautiful confusion of the times in between.
To the unexpected drenching rain that leaves you soaking
wet and smiling breathless;
“We danced in the garden in torn sheets in the rain,”
we were christened in the sanctity of the sprinkler,
can’t you hear it singing out its Hallelujah?

Here’s to the soul-expanding power
of the simply beautiful.

See, things you hate, things you despise,
multinational corporations and lies that politicians tell,
injustices that make you mad as hell,
that’s all well and good.
And as far as writing poems goes,
I guess you should.
It just might be a poem that gets Mumia released,
brings an end to terrorism or peace in the middle east.

But as far as what soothes me, what inspires and moves me,
honesty behooves me to tell you your rage doesn’t move me.
See, like the darkest of clouds my heart has a silver lining,
which does not harken to the loudest whining,
but beats and stirs and grows ever more
when I learn of the things you’re actually for.

That’s why I’m for best friends, long drives, and smiles,
nothing but the sound of thinking for miles.
For the unconditional love of dogs:
may we learn the lessons of their love by heart.
For therapy when you need it,
and poetry when you need it.
And the wisdom to know the difference.

The solution to every problem usually involves some kind of liquid,
even if it’s only Emergency Champagne
or running through the sprinkler.
Can’t you hear it calling you?

I’m for crushes not acted upon, for admiration from afar,
for the delicate and the resilient and the fragile human heart,
may it always heal stronger than it was before.
For walks in the woods, and for the woods themselves,
by which I mean the trees. Definitely for the trees.
Window seats, and locally brewed beer,
and love letters written by hand with fountain pens:
I’m for all of these.

I’m for evolution more than revolution
unless you’re offering some kind of solution.

I’m for the courage it takes to volunteer, to say “yes,” “I believe,” and “I will.”
For the bright side, the glass half full, the silver lining,
and the optimists who consider darkness just a different kind of shining.

So don’t waste my time and your curses on verses
about what you are against, despise, and abhor.
Tell me what inspires you, what fulfills and fires you,
put your precious pen to paper and tell me what you’re for!

Current Mood: Trying

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
9:42 pm
Despite it all, life is pretty darn beautiful.

Current Mood: content

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Monday, August 11th, 2008
5:01 am
I have 27 mosquito bites, all clustered on my legs from the knees down.

Even with a hefty dose of benedryl, it is 5 in the morning and I am re-watching (for the umpteenth time) the Watchmen trailor, and wondering what I could do to knock myself out.

Tiny bloodsucking disease vectors, beware - Someday I will get my revenge on you. Some day!

Current Mood: As mentioned, itchy

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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
4:04 pm
Nerdiness Alert:
Is anyone else out there following the Batman Viral Marketing campaign?

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Friday, June 13th, 2008
4:32 pm
Uh oh.
So, I'm starting to hear some disturbing reports from NYC and Boston...a strange sickness?

I think of myself as a sceptic, for the most part, but...some of these symptoms sound familiar.

NYers? Bostonites? Do you have any further information?

I feel like I should get to a more defensible position, but suburbs were not made that way.

Current Mood: Concerned

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Sunday, January 20th, 2008
11:03 pm
We're going to the Super bowl!
Dear Giants,

I love you more than words.



Current Mood: Ecstatic!

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Friday, January 18th, 2008
4:14 pm
Hi all!

According to my home page, I've not updated this journal in 7 weeks. Woops.

I'm currently feeling very inspired - my feminism class has me reading a lot of classics that I've thus far avoided, but from a perspective that keeps me interested (And angry that despite the fact that "we've come a long way, baby", we've yet to reach equality) and has led me to write some poetry, oddly enough. Still just as bad as it was when I was 16, but much less angsty.

Also, I'm having a love affair with Julie Taymor. If you've not seen her movie adaptation of Titus Andronicus, you should do so immediately if not sooner. Bloody, painful, hilarious, and visually stunning.

Also also, Richard III with Sir Ian McKellen is beyond amazing as well.

Current Mood: artistic

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Saturday, November 24th, 2007
11:51 pm
I sometimes feel that I will never learn from my mistakes.
Why, why would I choose, on two consecutive days, to watch two sappy romantic comedies, both holiday themed, when I know it will do nothing but upset me?

Both with Meg Ryan, too.

Dear When Harry Met Sally and You've Got Mail: Fuck off.



Current Mood: Poor Life Choice

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Monday, September 24th, 2007
2:15 am
::Waiting for the opportunity to use this::
"May the curse of Mary Malone and her nine blind illegitimate children chase you so far over the hills of Damnation that the Lord himself can't find you with a telescope."

Gotta love the Irish.

Current Mood: Homesick

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Friday, September 21st, 2007
2:35 am
Ah, late night television
You know those television shows you will only watch if there is nothing else on? What do you do when there are 4 of those said programs, all of which are on a "Well, only if there's not an episode of Law and Order, CSI, Star Trek, etc playing at this moment" watchability level?

If it is me, you are paralyzed by the cornacopia of meh choices, and end up watching the cabelvision channel guide for nearly a half an hour until it was time for Futurama to cycle back through the Adult Swim lineup.

Current Mood: Why am I awake?

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
10:50 pm
I love baseball.
A quote from someone on tomatonation.com that expresses my innermost feelings about whiney Redsox fans:

"I LOVE that the Yankees are coming for the Sox. I hate me some Red Sox like most people hate the Yankees. The Sox act like they're all Luke Skywalker against the Yankees Vader, but $143 million in payroll says you're the empire too, you're just not as good at winning."

Props, good sir. Props.

1 1/2 games back, baby!

Current Mood: ecstatic

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3:59 am
Oh, insomnia.
It's really really frustrating that, despite the fact that I finally fell asleep at 6:30 this morning, and did not awake all that much after that, and did the same thing the day before that, and the day before that...I am awake right now, with little hope of passing out at any point in the near future.

I am worried about going back to school, worried about all the interpersonal stresses and uncomfortable situations that I left behind, worried about auditions, worried about officerships, worried about pretty much everything...and I CANNOT stop thinking about it.

In addition, I've been thinking of old relationships and friendships, where they went wrong, why I seem to be attracted to utter crazies who do nothing but break my heart...and whether that's actually true, or if all/some/most of the relationship-sabotaging crazy was, in fact, on my end.

I crave broken people who need me, because they are capable of expressing that need in a way that makes me (sort of) believe them. However, once I settle into a relationship with that kind of person, said expression of need panics me and sends my simultaneously commitment craving and commitment phobic ass running in the other direction. This? Is bad.

Also, pondering each and everyone of my shortcomings and how they will, eventually, destroy my life and drive my loved ones away.

And...I mean...in my less fevered waking hours, I am much more positive, imagining myself as...y'know....a moderately good person who loves her family and friends and just happens to have had some mishaps with the romantic side of things. It's just something about staring up (at where I imagine the ceiling to be, because...no contact lenses = blind) for hours on end that brings out quite a lot of latent insanity, and it's getting more and more difficult to cram it back in the box come the morning.

Hopefully this will get better once I'm actually back at school.

Current Mood: Wired

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Thursday, September 6th, 2007
7:04 pm
Home again, home again
I am in NY and I am bored as all get out. If you too, are in NY, let me know, and we will partay. As it were.

Current Mood: Too much Law and Order

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Saturday, August 4th, 2007
2:21 pm
*I will send a handmade gift to the first 5 people who leave a comment here asking to join this exchange. I don't know what that gift will be yet, but you will receive it within 365 days. The only thing you have to do in return is "pay it forward" by making a similar agreement on your blog.
The handmade gifts that you make can be anything you'd like...fiction, poetry, random craftiness, a helpful service, icons, anything!

Current Mood: Sleepy

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Friday, July 27th, 2007
12:48 am
I really do have a type, don't I?
Why, why must I be hopelessly attracted to beautiful assholes with delusions of chivalry?

Current Mood: Le sigh

(5 Pieces of Cake How do you like my Labyrinth?)

Thursday, July 19th, 2007
3:50 am
A veritable updating spree
Today at rehearsal I was seven kinds of useless and broke the set.

I think I need to find something else for my entire life to be about, I said.

And then I found myself sitting in the basement at 3 am waxing poetic about what it means, to me, to act and to be a part of the theatrical world. And I just can't imagine myself apart from that. So, doomed though I may be to mediocraty, I guess I'm in it for the long haul.

Current Mood: defeated

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007
2:15 am
Today was just one of those days
I rather wish I had never gotten out of bed. Except maybe to turn in that dratted paper.

Current Mood: Inert

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Monday, July 16th, 2007
2:57 am
Faaaaaar too much caffeine.
Plus: Paper is finished early
Minus: Not going to be able to sleep for hours.


Current Mood: Jittery

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Sunday, April 29th, 2007
11:08 am
My friends are the best friends in the world
I love my family, both the one I was born with and the one that I've acquired since then.

Thank you to everyone who's made my life infinately amazing these last couple of days - I've been made to feel so special and so cared about that it's hard to regret any decision I've made in life thus far, because it's brought me to this place.

I am so grateful, there are no words. So thank you for each kind wish, each hug, each e-mail message, each hour of board games and good beer, for throwing me an imprompteau late night brunch and for the quiet dinner out to come.

You are what makes my life worth living, and I thank you for that. :)

Current Mood: Loved

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Saturday, April 21st, 2007
2:12 am
The moral of the story is, alcohol+allergy medication = potential for poor decisions and a helluva lot more honesty than I'd actually intended.


All is well, here's hoping to no hangover on the morn.

Current Mood: Veeeerry...something

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