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Aug. 22nd, 2013

Married Boyfriends

Hello from a Melancholy Paradise


Let me preface this by saying that this has been the loveliest of lovely vacations. It's been so long since I had a beach vacation, or any vacation, really, that didn't involved working through at least some of it, or running around like a crazy person, or dealing with my family situation. This has been a rare, treasured gift, this week.

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Aug. 9th, 2013

Married Boyfriends

Right Back Where We Started From....

Hello, Friends!

I thought I'd attempt to post when I am not a ranting crazy person. Let's see how long that last for.

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the premiere of The O.C. There's been a lot of pop-culture buzz about it, and it certainly was a game changer in a lot of ways, but the craziest part of it is realizing that, honestly, I need to send Josh Schwartz a cake or something.


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Thank you for my Family of Choice.

Apr. 11th, 2013

Married Boyfriends

Fandom Appreciation Week

Over on Tumblr, some people in Glee fandom have been celebrating various awesome fannish people in the run-up to the end of the hiatus. Since I know not everyone is over there, I thought I'd bring my love here, as well.

An Open Letter to (Fannish) Friends

It's also here below a cut, in case you don't want to venture over to the dark side:

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Jul. 1st, 2012


It's Getting Hot in Here . . .

Dear Lord, but it's warm. Almost 90 degrees out and it's nearly midnight. 

Hello, LJ. Somehow, I have managed to get out of the habit of updating regularly. I am taking a page from sunsetmog and silverweaver, among others, and attempting to make July the month of posting. 

Some things that have happened since last we spoke: 

1) miss_begonia and I have moved into a tiny, little old-Italian-lady rowhouse in South Philadelphia. 

2) We were adopted by a kitten! He literally followed Miss B home, and now we are the proud parents of Catticus Finch, who never backs down from a fight. 

3) I have mostly unpacked! And mostly acquired furniture. 

4) I lost my job, approximately 2 weeks after we moved. Which sucks, but they were super-nice about it, and also made it possible for me to file for unemployment, which was not originally in the cards. So, some positives. 

5) Magic Mike. 

Back tomorrow, with details. 

Sliding in under the July 1 wire 


May. 21st, 2012


Greetings From (Foggy) California!

I am hanging out on the West Coast, back in my beloved Bay Area. miss_begoni and I have spent the last few days sorting through packing and storage and moving, etc. But in between I've had a chance to re-visit some old friends and some old haunts. 

Tomorrow, we are heading south to visit more friends and have some stress-free shenanigans. Despite the stress of moving, I am more relaxed here than I have been in about, oh, 18 months or so. 

Back home, my mom is doing well, and recovering from her zombie knee surgery. (She had to have a cadaver-tissue transplant during surgery). She walked three steps today! For the first time in 2.5 years. It is very exciting. :) 

And most exciting of all, we saw The Avengers tonight. Oh my. There are so many pretty people in it. Also, it was awesome. Also, elz, I am totally shipping a het couple for a change -- you should tell me things about how hot you find Hawkeye and the Black Widow. 

In short, California is awesome. I am excited to head see some more of it. And I am thrilled to be toting a miss_bego with me on a permanent basis. We are currently homeless, still, but we are working on it. 

Hi, LJ! How are you all? 

Feb. 29th, 2012

Shakespeare Payday

Happy Leap Day!

Hello! It has been yonks and yonks (last year!) since last we spoke, but I couldn't let our bonus day without at least saying hi, so hi!

How are things? I have been trying to keep up with my Flist, but I find myself spending a lot of my (admittedly limited) time in places like Twitter and Tumblr, where everything is bite-sized, but I do miss the community here on LJ. And I know that lots of other people are in the same boat I am but, sadly, I don't know where everyone has scattered to.  (Feel free to let me know in comments, please!) 

In other news, this has been a weirdly schizophrenic few months for me, but I am attempting to make life changes that will work in the long term, and to try to think beyond a time when I am still stuck here in this situation. 

Also, I am so sad to here that Patrick Stump is also having a rough time. In fact, I am both surprised and not at how very sad I am. 

Anyway, this is a totally pointless entry, beyond just a chance to say howdy. Howdy!


Dec. 6th, 2011

Mistletoe and Holly

Christmas Correspondence! Holiday Hellos!

I am late, but I am determined. I have cards! I have stamps! (International ones, too!) I have pens in sassy colors!

And I have a lot of dumb, useless downtime, in doctors' offices, pharmacies and waiting rooms.

I want to send you a holiday card! No, really, I do!

Leave your name and address below in -- as John Green would say -- the doobley-do. Comments are screened.

If I already have your address, you are getting a card from me regardless. (Unless you don't want one, in which case feel free to tell me below and break my heart. No big.) Unless you have moved. Then you should give me your new address at once, because I need to update it.

I will write in tiny, incomprehensible script! (The nuns tried, really they did.) I will sign my real name and swear you to silence!

You know you want to. . .

Dec. 5th, 2011


Or, In This Case, A Boy

Happy news! My VCF Chris has arrived in China and been united with her brand-new son.

It is the best of days. :)

Mom and baby are doing well. And his big sister is pretty excited, too. Although she is vastly disappointed by the fact that there were no ninjas in the Forbidden City, and that her mother would not let her walk the length of the Great Wall.

Thank you all for you lovely comments, as well. I will be answering ASAP, but I didn't want to let another day go by without posting something.

Oct. 17th, 2011

World Peace

Happy Birthday, Chicster!

I am breaking my radio silence to say the happiest of birthdays to the most wonderful of ladies, 60schic

May it be filled with all good things! And lots of cake! 

Happy, Happy Birthday, Chic!!!!


Jun. 9th, 2011

JDM Flying Fuck

It's Got A Nice Beat . . .

First, to today's song:

Day 09: A Song That You Can Dance To:

I Don't Feel Like Dancing -- Scissor Sisters

It's like the Mary Poppin's lullaby Stay Awake. I dare you to listen and not want to shake a tail feather.

Also, I have no dancing icons. This is tragic. TRAGIC.

Speaking of dancing. I have a lot of FEELINGS about the dancing show, but this has been the longest day, oh my God, and I am about to collapse.

In the meantime, I am plotting ways to see movies this weekend.

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