Friday night. Sitting in my apartment (back in the city, Finally!) waiting for my roommate and our friend Eve to get back from Connecticut so the Kylie Weekend of Madness can begin. (We're seeing her on both Monday and Tuesday.) 

My activities for the evening included my first attempt at making my great-grandmother's famous mac and cheese. No one besides my self has tried any yet so I can't confirm, but I thought it was pretty good. 

Anyway now the things you all actually care about. Watched Game of Thrones and Fringe just now. 

Game of Thrones )

Fringe )

Last, but definitely not least...Look what was waiting for me when I came home yesterday:



ALL MY RECORD STORE DREAMS HAVE FINALLY COME TRUE!

So I'm back in Connecticut for the weekend. Less for that Easter nonsense and more because my mom (with her family) are moving back the house I grew up in. This house has been played like musical chairs over the years, but my mom (and dad) bought the house from her parents when I was a baby and she lived here until she got re-married and moved in with my step-father. There was really no reason for me to leave since I was in college and barely here except for vacations. All my stuff went up to the attic and I had my own little apartment. 

Since my great-grandmother died things are changing again. My grandmother is going into senior housing and the house will become single-family again. Unfortunately as large as it is the setup of the bedrooms has always been weird and my youngest step-sister is moving into what is now my living room. I'm not exactly happy about it, even though I exactly live here anymore. More than anything it means that I once again have to go through and rearrange all the shit that I still have here. That pretty much means one thing...

BOOKS!

So many books. If they don't already belong to me, they will eventually so it falls to be to go through them all and figure out which ones will be kept, donated, thrown out, whatever. 

In a round about way, I guess this entry ended up being more of an explanation for my username than anything else. LOL 

The good thing about it being a holiday weekend is that my roommate is spending it with Eric's family so we'll all be back in our hometown, which means only one thing...a stoney, sing-a-long drive through the countryside. 

Also every time I look at this picture I have some kind of instant orgasm. 


Cut for paraphernalia )



I don't care if that's really him or not. I want it. AAAARRRRMMMSSSSSS!!!!!
 

I've been meaning to make this post for about three days now. 
  1. Had an amazing weekend. It was exactly what I needed. Our friend came in from Connecticut and we just let go. It was so nice not worrying about everyone's mental state and just being silly and having random dance parties. Saturday was Record Store Day which was kind of a bust for me. The only thing I wanted to get my hands on was sold out everywhere by the time we showed up, but I think I managed to get my hands on what I was looking for yesterday. We shall see if it was legit or not if and when it shows up in the mail. I did end up finding the Scissor Sisters new album on vinyl, which I bought. The poster of the cover will soon be gracing my walls. *swoon* Hot Topic was doing 20% off on all vinyl so I got a bunch of things I've been meaning to buy from that. I've been buying so many record lately. I think I need to take a break or my bank account may never forgive me. 
  2. Shows are wrapping up. The only finale I'm excited about is Fringe. I have such an addiction to that show. I can't wait to see what kind of epicness is in store in the final episodes. 
  3. GAME OF THRONES! Where do I even begin?
    • Cut for potential spoilers )
    • Even if I wasn't a fan of the books, I really do think this is the best done mini-series out of the three big ones that have premiered this spring. I think the casting for Camelot is really off and off-putting to be honest. As for The Borgias, I think it's boring. I'm having a hard time actually making it through a full episode. The whole thing just seems to be really unclear as far as plot and history goes. 
    • I'm a little shocked that they've already renewed this for a second season, but pretty ecstatic about it. 
  4. Speaking of Game of Thrones. The whole Song of Ice and Fire series has gotten a lot of attention in the book communities around LJ recently. I've been curious what people have to say so I've been reading the comments. It seems that a lot of people have issues with the 'violence for the sake of violence' and particularly the violence against women. I really only have one thing to say to these people: You're reading a series of fantasy novels set in a fictional medieval-based world based around a war of succession, what exactly were you expecting? I read all kinds of fantasy, but these are the ones that make me feel like I'm in a real place with real characters and real situations no matter how bloody or graphic are the ones I usually enjoy the most. If you can't handle it, then read something else. There's plenty of things out there. 
  5. On to other things. My trip to Germany is booked! My roommate's sister has lived there since she was kicked out of the military so we're going over for Oktoberfest and to see her sister and her girlfriend get married. I am so excited. We have some serious planning to do to make sure we do all the things we want to. Trips to Amsterdam, Poland and Morocco have already been mentioned. 
  6. Since it's 4/20 the day would not be complete without going to a concert. It's PJ Harvey this year.
  7. Also have a song. 
 
HBO decided to release the first 15 minutes of Game of Thrones. It's going to be just as epically wonderful as I knew it would be.



Also Entertainment Weekly posted this chart comparing the three big mini-series of the spring: Camelot, The Borgias and Game of Thrones. Despite the fact that I have all the eps that have been released of Camelot and The Borgias I've only seen the first episode of the first and 20 minutes of the latter. That doesn't matter though since I know Game of Thrones is going to blow the other two out of the water for me.

HERE'S THE CHART

One last thing: anybody know of any Game of Thrones comms that have popped up?
Dear Bradley James, 

Stop downloading pictures of a naked Colin Morgan and your computer won't get sick.

Or take everyone's advice and get a Mac. 

And if that's not an option then maybe you should go down the hall and find the man himself. I'm sure he'd be happy to oblige. 

Love, 

Me
FRINGE HAS BEEN RENEWED!

I AM EXCITE!
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HAHA Yes. I never told him about my feelings, but this awful girl who always smelled like egg salad did. And then 10 years later me and the kid were voted most pessimistic by our graduating class. 

Simon Amstell, why am I not your fag hag?

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

If you pull me back into the Twitter world Bradley James, the two of us are going to have words.
This is exactly what I wanted to see today.



I thought you were a Dolphins fan Bradley? Not that I'll complain if you've decided to root for my team instead.
Really not happy about the fact that I just fucked up my nails trying to put a bra on UPS guy. Especially because the package wasn't even for me. 

Time for the top coat and packing. Back to Connecticut this weekend for a birthday and those McLovins. 

I know everyone's been down on the Merlin fandom lately, but may I suggest going through [livejournal.com profile] vesperdivum's epic rec posts? I've been making my way through them for the last couple weeks and I've discovered and rediscovered some awesome fic. Exactly what I needed during my pre-menstrual haze. 

That and You, Me, and Everyone We Know which I cannot stop listening to. Here are my favorites: 




And my absolute favorite, if only for the line: But the problem with change is it's hard, like finding lively conversation in graveyards


Really I have to stop or I will post every song on the album. It's really just that good. 

UNF

Mar. 2nd, 2011 12:03 pm
For fuck's sake Colin Morgan stop looking like that. Don't you understand how I feel about pale Irish boys with shaggy hair and sweatshirts? 

CAMELOT

Feb. 26th, 2011 05:11 pm
Joesph Fiennes, why is your bald head so misshapen and weird? Also do you have some kind of mental affliction, like a serious one?

James Purefoy, how I've missed you making me laugh. Always unintentionally of course.

As for JCB, I miss Bradley James already. And what's wrong with your ears?

I don't know if I'm going to be able to take this show seriously as a fandom. Mostly because I don't really ship anyone yet.

And though the scenery is beautiful, it's CLEARLY filmed in Ireland, which is completely throwing me off. 

The only character I can get behind...or on top of...right now is Leontes. Let's be friends. Philip Winchester was totally not on my radar when he was on Fringe, but he sure is now!

I'll see what you got show, but I don't know if I'm completely on board yet. I'm pretty sure if any medieval fantasy series is going to get me this year, it's going to be Game of Thrones. Anybody know an air date for that yet?

Okay my roommate's out for a run so it's time for me to blast You, Me and Everyone We Know and make soup.
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Creating a list of my favorite songs of all time is on my list of things to do. This will definitely be VERY high on the list.
The last week has been vaguely insane. I drank far too much last weekend and am now suffering from a cold. I don't really mind being sick I just wish it had been a different week.Not to mention I lost my phone in between one gay bar and another, but it's been replaced and I finally got my hands on an iPhone 4.

We're heading up to Burlington this weekend to see the McLovins, which is going to be epic. The car ride alone will probably consist of 4 hours of us singing Born This Way. I haven't been back since I was supposed to graduate almost two years ago and I'm really looking forward to going back to my old college stomping grounds. Plus there will be awesome brownies and cupcakes.

Unfortunately I have to stay in Connecticut for a few days after we get back on Sunday because my step-father's brother-in-law passed away unexpectedly last night. I have a feeling the wake and funeral are going to be horrific. I'm so sick of going to funerals. There have been far too many over the last couple years.

On a brighter and porn-ier note, this is what my fridge looks like right now.

So NSFW )
New Bayside album leaked. I have Irish Cream in my coffee and got my hands on some Black Shatter nail polish, which is currently making my nails look awesome.

Now if only I hadn't lost my phone last night...

Title: Turnskin
Author: Nicole Kimberling
Summary: Raised in a remote faming community, Tom Fletcher knows little of his Shifter heritage and less about the dangerous lives that other Shifters lead in the city of Riverside. For Tom the big city is a daydream of opening nights and bright theater lights. But when Tom meets Cloud Coldmoon-the infamous and handsome heir to a criminal syndicate-everything changes. Suddenly suspected of murder, Tom must flee to the only city where his kind are common. Filled with shapeshifters, con men and mobsters and ruled by the vengeful Coldmoon Family, Riverside is as perilous as it is alluring. Tom seeks refuge in the Turnskin Theater, where his shape-changing skills can be put to good use on, and off, the stage. Here he has the change to fulfill his dreams of stardom and romance, but only if he can stay one step ahead of the police and criminals alike-otherwise the next shape he takes could be his last.
Genre: Fantasy, Gay, YA
Published: 2008
Other Information: Paperback, 259 pages
My Review )

Title: Perdido Street Station
Author: China Miéville
Series: Bas-Lag, Book 1
Summary: Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies the city of New Crobuzon, where the unsavory deal is stranger to no one-not even to Isaac, a gifted and eccentric scientist who has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a half-bird, half-human creature known as the Garuda comes to him from afar, Isaac is faced with challenges he has never before encountered. Though the Garuda's request is scientifically daunting, Isaac is sparked by his own curiosity and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger. Soon an eerie metamorphosis will occur that will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzon-and not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it evokes.
Genre: Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Steampunk
Published: 2003
Other Information: Paperback, 623 pages
My Review )
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Scooby Doo was the big one. I still love it and have been known to watch it if I catch it on. Especially some of the movies.

Ducktales was also a big one for me. Apparently when my parents took me to Disney World all I wanted to do was sit in some room where they were showing the same episode over and over again. I can't even tell you how many times I've watched Treasures of the Lost Lamp. When I finally figured out how to use torrents it was the first thing I downloaded. 


Holy hell, how is it 3 AM!? And why am I still awake?

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