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This is a late-but-better-than-never-PSA: Valentine's day is in two days.

If you haven't started planning to do something for that special someone, you've got very little time to put something passable together. If you've declared you're not doing something, please make sure that your special someone is also agreed on this point, else you may end up with a lot of hurt feelings and a general air of "But you forgot me!" Even though I'm always a champion for the original, unique Valentine's Day Semi-Surprise, I might suggest that even traditional dinner and a movie works as a stop-gap in the direst of times.

I, meanwhile, have plans of an extremely unromantic sort. I'm going to an anti-love choral cabaret in the city, with a friend who is most definitely a friend, to watch [livejournal.com profile] darkest_light sing.

This post was going to be a "Romance is dead, here's why I say that, and it's your responsibility to go resurrect it" post, but really, y'all already knew it. And if you didn't, well, comment and let me know so I can proceed with ranting.
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Malest, Cornifici, tuo Catullo,
malest, me hercule, et laboriose,
et magis magis in dies et horas.
quem tu, quod minimum facillimumque est,
qua solatus es allocutione?
irascor tibi. sic meos amores?
paulum qui lubet allocutiois,
maestius lacrimi Simonideis.

That's the poem I was trying to find.
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Quote of the day:

"Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
-- Mark Twain

Not sure how true that is, but it seems reasonable.
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Today, I was glad to discover a couple of things:

1) No matter how much time you spend talking to people or trying to understand them, inevitably you will be surprised by them. In some cases, more than once.

2) There are still people in the world who believe very strongly in the success and brilliance of love, and who are not necessarily jaded by whatever situations they might have been in before you knew them or after you lost them.

Both of these things makes me quite happy, even though I'm not sure that I fall into either category. It's just good to know that things like Truth, Love & Beauty still exist as ideals and that people are very different on an individual basis.

In completely unrelated news, I had an awesome dinner at Kaygetsu, which consisted of 6 courses of unidentifiable foods and fantastic tastes and much green tea. I had spent a good few hours stressing about what I was going to wear, how/whether to do my hair, how/whether to put on makeup, and other things, before watching a couple episodes of season four of Buffy (yes, I have seen all of it more than once but I'm rewatching it) and forgetting to be stressed until about 10 minutes before I had to leave. Thank goodness for skillz which allow me to get ready and look good within 10-15 minutes.

I also realized, after some conversation, that I'm vaguely addicted to my Livejournal and that I tend to write in it more than is good for me. Of course, this isn't actually reflected in my entries, given that I spend a lot of time thinking about what I'm going to write, deciding how much information I want to divulge, and then writing whatever part of it I feel like I can write, sometimes expounding further in a friends-locked post. (Though, as you may have noticed, I don't like friends-locked posts much.) Usually, I get the urge to post something 2 or 3 times a day, but generally restrain myself to posting once every 2 or 3 days.

Henry is safe in Texas -- I know this because I called him and he picked up. I thought, for whatever reason, that he was two hours behind (so calling him at midnight my time wouldn't be so late for him), but, as it turns out, he's two hours ahead. And now much less well-rested. Sorry, Henry.

I have also added large amounts of things to my Amazon wishlist. And I kind of wonder when I think I'll be able to afford the complete Star Trek seasons of the original series, the Next Generation, and Deep Space Nine, as well as the whole set of movies. In the meanwhile, I kind of also need to get Buffy 5-7 and Angel 3-5. It's a pity that my birthday is so close to Christmas. Although I don't get any fewer presents, I only get them once a year...

I also kind of want to go and buy an entire new wardrobe, with shoes and everything. I've recently had an increasing urge to become more girly. I don't think this will actually happen, although I should probably go buy another pair of flat shoes (maybe puma SpeedCats or more ballet flats) and maybe a pair of peeptoe pumps.

I have at least two snails in my tank. One of them is named Sparky. I think the other is Trouble, both in name and in actuality. Apparently, snails are hermaphroditic, so can produce without a mate. And apparently, they do this often enough to take over the tank. I have experience with this, actually, since I found one snail in the morning, and twelve hours later, there were two of them. Coincidence? I think not. I have to figure out what to do about them, although the internet tells me that most snails are generally beneficial to the tank.

Finally, I realized that it was the last week in July, which means that Summer is nearly 2/3 over. This is both sad (end of summer) and good (beginning of pumpkin pie and a return of Christmas music). Also, at the end of September, my parents will have been married for exactly 40 years. My dad wants to go watch a large quantity of P-51 Mustangs take to the air in Ohio, but I'm not sure we'll be able to all make it out there for that. And it's no fun without all of us.

As part of summer going away, Formula 1 season is also drawing to a close, with Louis Hamilton, the rookie, in the lead for the Championship. Will Kimi, Alonso, or Massa be able to steal his early lead? Only time (and the remaining races) will tell.

If this were the normal size of my LJ braindumps, would you really want to read two or three of them every day? Yeah, I wouldn't, either.
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We keep walking away for no reason at all
And no one says a word
We were always so busy protecting ourselves
We never would have heard
And the rate of attrition for lovers like us
Is steadily on the rise
Nobody's in love this year
Not even you and I

Due to lack of commitment on both of our parts
We're going our separate ways
This show of indifference is breaking our hearts
It's making us crazy, yeah
You sit back and wait for your love to accrue
You'll be waiting a long, long time
Nobody's in love this year
Not even you and I

I don't want to be Mr. Vulnerable
I don't want to get hurt
I don't want to be Mr. Vulnerable
I don't want to be the one who gets left behind

We keep walking away for no reason at all
For the sake of being free
No one's invested enough of themselves
To yield to maturity
And the rate of attrition for lovers like us
Is steadily on the rise
Nobody's in love this year
Nobody wants to try
Nobody's in love this year
Not even you and I

I don't want to be Mr. Vulnerable
I don't want to get hurt
I don't want to be Mr. Vulnerable
I don't want to be the one who gets left behind


Thank you, Mr. Zevon. And now, on with the show. Our next guest...(fades)
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me: i can has hot water?
boyfriend: ya rly, im in ur water heater, lighting ur pilot light.
me: yay~!

(yes, i have hot water again! whoo!!!)
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from one of the quote books that [livejournal.com profile] euthros gave me:

Shakespeare - Sonnet 129
Th'expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action; and till action, lust
Is perjured, murd'rous, bloody, full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust;
Enjoyed no sooner but despised straight;
Past reason hunted, and no sooner had,
Past reason hated as a swallowed bait,
On purpose laid to make the taker mad;
Mad in pursuit, and in possession so,
Had, having, and in a quest to have, extreme;
A bliss in proof, and proved, a very woe;
Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream.
All this the world well knows, yet none knows well
To shun the heaven that leads men to hell.

Personally, I'm okay with lust, but i thought this was clever.
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Mawidge...mawidge is what bwings us togewer today...Mawidge, the bwessed awwangement, that dweam wiffim a dweam...Ven wuv, twoo wuv, wiw fowwow you fowever.. So tweasuwe your vruv..

one of my coworkers just got engaged. in ireland. with a castle. i mean, he's not getting married to the castle. he's getting married to a girl, but he proposed in a castle.

yeah, i'm a little stunned. go figure.
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This weekend was just awesome. I mean, whoa, awesome.Cut for length )

Then work this morning, where I have gotten no work done. Ah, well.

ETA: fucking quotation marks.
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today, I am happy about: a return to normalcy. i won't spend half my day sleeping or keeping busy until he calls - i'll actually get paid for it. ALSO. I am likely coming home for Christmas, which is unusual, since we usually go to Ohio. Of course, now that I've said that, I'll end up going to Ohio anyway.

today, I am less happy about: going back to california. i mean, i love california, but again, so far away from MA.

today, I wish that: I could go back in time til last night, and relive those moments a few more times.
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today, i am happy about: controlled slippage. mike and i went wandering to half moon bay the other week, and found some rather muddy, algae covered stones and kept almost falling down, but not quite. this particular activity became christened controlled slippage, and given how goddamn cold it is here, it serves me very well.

today, i am less happy about: cold, cold, cold, OMG, cold.

today, i wish that: people from Amherst would just move to California because it is warmer there. Much warmer. Also, I am there, and that should be reason enough to move. :)
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He still hasn't called me. It's been four days. I think I'm losing my mind. LOSING MY MIND.

and no, before you say anything, I canNOT just throw myself into work.
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today, i am happy about: hardware stores. for whatever reason, they're a really neat place - they didn't have what i was looking for, ie, stand-alone posts for my bed to make it into a 4-poster bed, but that's okay. i picked up paint samples and a measuring tape instead...

today, i am less happy about: insomnia. wtf. i don't suffer from insomnia. UNTIL NOW!! yay!

today, i wish that: my friend (who is an ex from ages ago), didn't take the phrase "let's stay in touch" to mean that he can drunk dial me at 1am EST and yell at my voicemail when i don't pick up.
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today, i am happy about: my hat. it is warm and fuzzy and looks like something someone might find in a tom petty video, were tom petty to do a video featuring snow bunnies, but less purple.

today, i am not so happy about: pictures. i've apparently gotten fat enough in the face that no many how many pictures i take, i look fat in the face. maybe i'll just stick to taking headless shots, but then i'll probably look fat in the body too. EVEN THOUGH I AM NOT.

today, i wish that: i could go home. and get a hug from my parents and kisses from my puppies. i also wish that i were not behind in my work, like whoa behind.
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If we stand side by side (all night)
There's a chance we'll get by (and it's alright)
And I'll know that you'll be live
In my heart till the day that I die

You were born to be my baby
And baby, I was made to be your man

We got something to believe in
Even if we don't know where we stand
Only God would know the reasons
But I bet he must have had a plan
You were born to be my baby
And baby, I was made to be your man
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i'd forgotten how depressing moulin rouge is. it's really depressing. stupid tragic love stories.
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Love you, handsome...
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i am, more or less, in love with new york city.

this is a terrifying concept.
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...Happy Valentine's Day
Every day the 14th!
I don't think y'all heard me!
I just wanna say Happy Valentine's Day!
Every day the 14th!
Can y'all dig that?
Now when arrows don't penetrate, see
Cupid grabs the pistol (Uh, yeah, now, now lookie here!)
And he shoots straight for your heart
And when he won't miss you!...

...Cupid hath pulled back his sweetheart's bow
To cast divine arrows into her soul
To grab her attention swift and quick
Or morrow the marrow of her bones be thick
With turpentine kisses and mistaken blows...


Two very different songs, both with a reasonable outlook on Valentine's day.

I think I wish I were somewhere or someone else. But I got a rose bush and I'll have dinner tonight.

So, mafi mushkila, we move onwards.
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okay, so today has been weird. but i now have a thermos of tea! jer brought me a thermos of tea at work, without knowing that what i had really been craving was tea, because the coffee here is terrible.

damn.

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