chokethewind: (HTTYD // This is my)
One of my friends on Twitter is watching the Harry Potter movies for the first time.  She's never read the books.

She is complaining about Hermione being a bitch and OH MY GOD.

Giirlllll, don't make me cut you.

Just kidding.


Effing LJ

Aug. 11th, 2012 10:52 pm
chokethewind: (Abyss //  This isn't funny)
Is anyone else not seeing comments? I can see that there ARE comments on posts, but I can't see them. The exceptions are ONTD_political and my own journal. O.o Even when I go to the community or journal and not just look at it on my flist, I still can't see the comments, just the number of comments. It's driving me bonkers. Anyone else?


Aug. 11th, 2012 04:16 am
chokethewind: (HIMYM // WAIT FOR IT IT'S)
So it's gonna be Paul Ryan? AHAHAHAHAHAHAH.
chokethewind: (HIMYM // Boys are just)
I'm flying to Washigton, D.C. in five hours.  I'm a little nervous.  I've never flown that far on a connection before, and I am haunted by two years working for an airline and knowing how much can go wrong.  There's no weather it seems though, so that's good.

Danny has some convention out there.  I'm tagging along because I can.

I forgot my green fuzzy hat at his house though, which makes me sad.  I wanted to look like an Eskimo.
chokethewind: (KH // This is yours)


I can't.  I just.  I can't.  Fucking fuck fuck oh my gaaaaawd.
chokethewind: (HTTYD // Instinct and)
I was arrested at Occupy Phoenix this Saturday for refusing to leave the park we were trying to set up as our camp.  There were 46 of us charged with 1st degree loitering, a misdemeanor.  Our court date is October 26th.  

We spent 14 hours in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's freezing jail with moldy food and constantly changing information.  It was one of the best experiences of my life.  I would do it again in a heartbeat.  We held our own mini general assemblies, did yoga, and kept each other sane.  We talked about the movement, the world, the future.  We talked to our fellow inmates, who were all smart and sweet and gave us incredible information about their lives and the injustices of the prison system.  We learned so much.

The ACLU has taken on our case.  It's going to be interesting to see what happens.

My only regret is that I made my poor boyfriend worry all Sunday. We didn't go to the protest intending to be arrested, my sister and I, but it was the right thing to do.  He tried to pay our bail and by that time it was already late enough that we'd be out in a few hours.  He's gone to California this weekend for five days and I miss him terribly already.

My sister and I are going back to this weekend.  I have met so many great people so far, and I can't wait to see who I meet next.  I believe in this movement wholeheartedly, and I am ready for what comes next.
chokethewind: (Abyss //  This isn't funny)
Things I did today: watched Easy A, Glee, a few episodes of HIMYM, cleaned my room, and ate an entire pizza by myself and drank some diet Coke.  I'm sure the pizza negated the diet Coke thing, but whatever, I'm hormonal and sad and damn that pizza was good. 

Gonna drink some tea now, listen to my super soothing recorded ocean waves, and go to bed, and then in the morning go to the gym (the guilt is already creeping upon me).  I still call this a good day.  Damn that pizza was good.

eta: I lied, no sleep for me.  Starting on volunteer registration.  Meaning I will be swearing at Joomla and my computer for the next week. I hate Joomla.  So.  Much.
chokethewind: (HIMYM // Boys are just)
Maybe you can help me flist!  I recently realized that I could get radio streamed to my Blackberry that isn't Pandora (shhhh, I am slow) so I've been listening to NPR and other news/progressive/political stations at work via Stitcher radio.  I was using TuneIn which I liked better, but it stopped working midway through my shift Wednesday for some reason and so I found Stitcher, which is also quite nice and actually quite a bit better in terms of how much they offer (the interface is just annoying to me).  

So I've been able to listen to the Rachel Maddow show the next day and NPR's various programs, but I'm looking for other stuff too, mostly because the Marketplace guy on NPR gives me a weird vibe (I am discriminating on his voice, woe).  Suggestions?  Podcasts?  Places to download said podcasts?  Anything you listen to on the radio, via Stitcher or anything else?  Anything else that you can think of that might occupy my ears during my mostly ten hour shifts at work every day? 
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Life has been insane.  But it's been a good, good insane. 


Feb. 10th, 2011 05:10 am
chokethewind: (HTTYD // One leap for mankind)
I've been less than pleased with Glee lately (and by lately I mean before the winter hiatus) - mostly because of it's blatant sizeism in regards to Lauren - but I feel that this week's episode made progress toward moving outside of the stereotype.  It definitely still has its issues (Glee has so many issues it will be in therapy for the rest of its life) but I like first steps.  And I like Glee, despite its many, many shortcomings.  Sometimes I can still feel that campy, underdog, "we will overcome" feeling that the pilot gave me, underneath all the spectacle and sport.
chokethewind: (HIMYM // WAIT FOR IT IT'S)
Booked my hotel room for Phoenix Comicon, finally.  I'm super happy about it.  I really want to stay the Thursday before as well since it's preview day and I'm sure my services will still be required, but that brings my bill up to over 400 and I'm fairly certain I'm going to be the only one footing the bill.  I have some friends coming up from Tucson but I doubt they'll chip anything in, which is fine - I was getting the room anyway, might as well share with my friends. :) If we get super slammed at work like everyone says we will (because working 45 hours a week like I am right now is totally normal), then I may splurge for the extra night.  

So flist, if you're in the Phoenix, Arizona area on or around Memorial Day weekend this year and would like to attend a convention hosting Leonard Nimoy, Billy Dee Williams, Stan Lee, and a bunch of others and need a place to crash, I have a room with floor (since beds have already been staked out, but there is plenty of floor).  I also have an apartment about, oh, 20 minutes away, but whatevs, I'm excited to be on site.  

We're making butterbeer tomorrow for the Super Bowl (and not watching the Super Bowl, but we need an excuse to eat).  I will let you know how it goes!  Hopefully it will be an adventure.
chokethewind: (HIMYM // Boys are just)
I play Minecraft now. 

I really, really should stop and do something, like, Idk, stuff for that convention that's in eight weeks but ya know, I'd rather dig holes in digital dirt and make my giant digital cave even bigger.

-insert facepalm here-
chokethewind: (HIMYM // Boys are just)
I wanted to buy myself something nice this paycheck since it's my first paycheck of full time with overtime (and holy heck I've never been paid this much in one week in my life) so I paid for a First Aid with CPR/AED for Adults/Children/Infants certification at the Red Cross in Tucson on February 13th.  \o/

I'm super stoked. It's something I've been meaning and meaning to do, and since I'm technically in charge of Security this year for Con-nichiwa, it just seemed fitting, since we want them to have their CPR certs if possible.  I'm secretly hoping that Matt will see my post on Facebook and offer to reimburse me, since I just got into the Security email and the con paid for the Security's team certs last year.  I call shenanigans. 

But either way, stoked.  Next, I want to learn how to shoot a gun, preferably at a zombie.

In less than happy news that I won't elaborate on, I am sooo tired of stoking people's egos.  More prudently, the egos of men.  AKA, the guys I work with at conventions and some other guys.  It's always guys.  Just guys.  Really, I'm more of a man than men that I know.  Yes, this is terribly sexist, but yea, whatever.  Seriously men in my life, stop bitching.  Kthnx.
chokethewind: (HIMYM // WAIT FOR IT IT'S)
Spending my New Year's Eve with a fluffy dog, plenty of pita bread and hummus, tea and hot chocolate, a blanket, and Arrested Development.  I am actually quite pleased.  :)

I had a lot of sappy things written about this past year, but thankfully I erased them because inevitably, every year you get the same: expectation, renewed hope, "everything will change," etc etc.  This year, though, I think will be different, and I am excited, pleased, and terribly confused about all of it, but I expect it will all be an adventure.

Merry new year's flist, be safe and have fun!


Dec. 20th, 2010 12:52 am
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Ugh, making cookies and splurging on the dough.  I feel sick.  It tastes so good though.  I had some curry soup earlier too.  The mixture is not making my stomach the happiest.  But so good!
chokethewind: (HTTYD // Instinct and)
Phoenix Comicon got Leonard Nimoy!

Stan Lee, Leonard Nimoy, Billy Dee Williams.  People are probably dying.
chokethewind: (HIMYM // Boys are just)
Can I just say that I loved this week's HIMYM to itty bitty pieces?  It was so perfect.  I was all self-righteously indignant at the beginning because of Robin's storyline and was going to rant about how they've thrashed her character in terms of her career (I guess this is still relevant, even with the ending, but that's for another time) but I just ended up laughing and smiling.  The last few eps we've had have been pretty strong, and I love the direction this season is taking.  It feels like to me that they skip strong seasons - seasons 2 and 4 are my favorite, with 3 and 5 being "meh," even with the gems in the season 3 (because I feel like season 5 had so little) .  Season 1 is exempt since it was the first, though I did feel like the show hit its stride with Ted and Robin together (I still love them together - as much, if not more, than Barney/Robin).

Anyway, that's my fandom rant of the week.

Like a boss

Dec. 4th, 2010 05:50 am
chokethewind: (HIMYM // WAIT FOR IT IT'S)
I haven't talked about fandom in forever! I realized that while I was dozing and for some reason it wouldn't leave me alone, the things I've been reading/watching the past few months, so!  Here they are:

- Anime/Japanese thing wise .... pretty much zilch.  I've stayed current and hip with the KH fandom and the new KH games, but as I haven't played Birth By Sleep, I haven't really ventured into looking at fic for it.  You would think for someone who organizes anime conventions that I would be more in tune with anime... but not really.  I mean, I'm pretty good at what's hip with the rest of the world, I just don't watch/read it lately.  I fail.

-TV shows.  Now that's a whole new matter entirely.  I banged through three seasons of Skins (will get to the fourth eventually).  Banged through all six seasons of Weeds.  Am on episode 4 of the Walking Dead.  Misfits is my next adventure.  Watched all of Matt Smith's run as the Doctor (I love Matt Smith, I cannot deny).  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is on my backburner, as it's been demanded by my friends that I watch it.  Will be marathoning all three seasons of Arrested Development on the 12th.  Am current on Glee and How I Met Your Mother.  I did horrible and only saw two episodes of this last season of White Collar, which I need to fix because Matt Bomer is beautiful.

- I watched the Human Centipede. It was not as terrifying as I was anticipating.  Have seen Harry Potter, Paranormal Activity 2, and Tangled lately in the theatre.  Watched Love Actually repeatedly in the past few weeks.  Have watched How to Train Your Dragon repeatedly as well - that movie is my life.

- Musically, it's been all My Chemical Romance and Courtney Marie Andrews lately.  I went to a Margot and the Nuclear So and So's show last month and couldn't get in since it was sold out, so my sister and I camped in the parking lot and listened to from the car.  Despite it being freezing, it was actually pretty awesome. No obnoxious idiots to compete with.  Dear and the Headlights broke up, which has been bumming me out.  I missed a Pierce the Veil show this last Sunday and I'm kicking myself over it.  They'll be back in Tucson in January, so I'm hoping (foolishly) I might get to that show.  But mostly, just MCR and Courtney Marie.  You should listen, girl sounds like an angel.  Don't let the folk/bluegrass label fool you.  Start with Oak Creek.

- Bookwise, I've been pretty tame.  I'm on and off again reading the Locke and Key series - it's a graphic novel series written by Joe Hill, who is Stephen King's son and wrote the only book that's scared me in recent memory, Heart Shaped Box.  I'm still really obsessed with the Hunger Games series, which I guess you could say is my biggest fandom at the moment.  I was mostly re-reading things I've had, though I made a decent effort at The Bell Jar, before abandoning it for my current love, The Passage, by Justin Cronin.  It was widely reviewed and raved about in Time and I had a half off coupon at Borders the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so I had to grab it.  It's been fun so far, I've still got about 400 pages left.

- I've been writing in This Frenzied State.  It's slow coming, but it feels so good.

Sorry for the double post.  It's 6am and I can't sleep.


Nov. 21st, 2010 06:32 pm
chokethewind: (HTTYD // This is my)
My ovaries are trying to kill me.

That is all.
chokethewind: (Abyss //  This isn't funny)
So basically My Chemical Romance decided to boycott Arizona because of that goddamn SB1070 bill.  I am very upset and disappointed and so sick of being judged by the goddamn Republicans that run this state.  The closest shows as of yet are in Utah and Colorado, and pretty sure I won't be able to make either of them.  >.>  I have to take so many days off for my conventions this year that I don't know if I can stretch it anymore.  Goddamnit.

In other news, cons are going very well.  Had our first Con-nichiwa meeting, things are rolling, our first PCC meeting is in December. 

And in other other news, that's about it.  Woo!  Con stuff and MCR concerts.  The extent of my life.  /bow


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