Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Guide to Internet-Stalking.

A Guide to Internet-Stalking

So this is all in one place: feel free to add me/follow/whatever.

I'm also on aim under penname007

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Fourth Kind.

The Fourth Kind was fascinating. From a linguist's point of view, from a psychologist's point of view and from the point of view of someone who is interested in events classified as 'paranormal.'
I like when movies take the approach of not really showing the 'monster' and just implying that whatever it is is absolutely terrifying. That way, each individual audience goer can come up with the image that is most horrific to them, making the experience scary to each person. While I may imagine a more human type form to be most frightening, a companion might picture, say, the Cloverfield monster in that place.
I enjoy movies like this, though. Movies that are actually 'based on true events,' especially when the film is supposed to be somewhat scary. It takes the film out of that "this is just a movie" zone and into this "shit, this happened" zone, solidifying the expected feeling of terror, in a way.
This is the kind of movie that leaves me wanting to do research.

Monday, September 28, 2009

We know better than to conflate an author with his prose, but words don't taste what their author has never felt.
It was not wise to have consumed so much. It warms the senses, thickens the mind, plays tricks on perception until the wildest impulse becomes the most logical course of action.

But I wouldn't dare to dream while awake.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Found on after a slew of "omg she's anorexic" and "omg she's so fat" posts.
It must suck to be famous.

If you're fat you're a pariah.
If you're skinny you're a pariah.
If you're a woman you better get back in the kitchen where you belong.
If you lose weight you're a traitor.
If you gain weight you're a failure.
If you have no curves you're not a real woman.
If you've got curves you're a no good whore who clearly was asking for it.

There. Done. Finished. Can we move on.

True words.
You just can't win anymore.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Smokey McSmokerson aka "Smokeymon."

Smokey McSmokerson "Smokeymon", my wonderful, pretty 14-year-old silver-tipped persian cat died early this morning.
He had been kind of lethargic for the past few days; not his usual talkative self. Before I left yesterday, I had gone out to check on him and he didn't move, only meowed at me. I woke up this morning to a content cat stretched out in the early morning sun. I have to assume that's now he passed away.
We got Smokey when I was 10, from my grandmother's friend, Sally. We raised him from a kitten, teaching him how to jump up to us, ride around in a box (which was his absolute most favorite thing to do) and even count to three (he knew he got three treats at a time and would meow until he got all three.). He also loved sitting his treehouse and watching the people go by from his perch.
He was a people cat and even those who were allergic couldn't resist petting him.
He lived an eventful 14 years, moving from Kentucky to New Mexico and back to Kentucky again.
He was buried this morning under his favorite shade tree and Kevin made the 'headstone' you see above.
He was sweet and cuddly and will be missed. He was definitely one of a kind.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I have sad news:
Dinosaur Pete, my trusty and 6-year-old only keychain, had croaked.
Day after day, I would use his retractable head and the light within to entertain and to help me see my keyhole in the dark. For six years, his battery never died, even though I must have activated that light a handful of times every day.

This was him as he was- in his prime. Just chillin, bringing smiles.

And this was after 'the accident.'

I suppose I could mend him, superglue his head back on, but I feel like that would be keeping him a vegetable.

It's the end of an era, the age of Dinosaur Pete.