Feb. 2nd, 2014

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Profoundly saddened by the news of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was so crazy talented that it felt good to know you were alive at the same time that he was, that there were roles yet to be, that he was not only among the greatest, he was "ours" in the same weird way that Kurt was "ours." Maybe no one here gets out alive, but there are definitely some we hope stick around with us longer than others.  I know no addicts who aren't tortured by their addiction, and while it is cold comfort, there is no more torture to be had by his soul. We are simply left with a gaping hole in the fabric of the universe where PSH used to be.

Countless roles to be inhabited by lesser talents, countless awards never to be given, countless words never written, countless emerging talents unmentored. What a loss the arts have suffered today.

Nov. 19th, 2013

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Officially kicked off my musical holiday season today. Am playing my "Winterpalooza" 421-song playlist of holiday tunage.

Aug. 9th, 2013

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I don't know what happened, but there was a man in a neck brace on a stretcher and blood in the driveway. It brought out a police car, a decent sized fire truck and an ambulance. All in front of our house. And we were hanging out in the back of the house and never heard a thing.

My Digits

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I bought Skype Premium recently, since I'm using Skype so much for work and really like the group video chat functionality. I finally took a look to see what other Premium features were available. They had 50% discount on Skype numbers, which are local telephone numbers for your Skype account.

So... I went ahead and bought myself a Skype number for the next 12 months, which is not really noteworthy excepting the fact the local number I selected is in London, UK.

Moment of madness?
Waste of money?
Impetuous whimsy?
Impromptu Experiment?
A hint to the universe?

I have no idea.
But, you know, really - why not?
:)

eBay 5ml Auctions PSA

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I've put several bottles, mostly full and a few partials, up on eBay - Here's the link to my auctions page. Auctions end Thursday, May 30. Auctions are US only, since the post offices are twitchy about shipping perfumes overseas.

Here's the list, all items are full to at least label top or higher, unless otherwise noted.

13 - June 2008 (green label)
13 - July 2012 (angel label/Brian's blend)
Beltane 2008
Bly
Chaos Theory V: Penitence #XC
Chaos Theory VI: The Vanilla Series #405
Desiccated Frostberry Pie Filling (50% full)
Epistrophia
Frost at Midnight
Gemini 2007
Juke Joint (paper label)
Luna Azul
Luna Negra
Marotte
Medical Procedure
Monsterbait: Closet (40-45% full)
Montresor (40-45% full)
Moon of the Terrible 2009
Nightmare
Staged Moon Landing
The Ragged Wood
The School

KS in town!

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Super dorkily excited about seeing Ken Stringfellow tonight :)


If I were to have reviewed Ken's latest solo outing,Danzig in the Moonlight, I'm sure I'd have been as effusive with praise as this review: http://www.rocksucker.co.uk/2012/08/review-ken-stringfellow-danzig-in.html?m=1
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I saw an article with the promising title: Should You Leave Your Job? One Way to Avoid Career Regret

I skimmed it, and ultimately, saw nothing that really encouraged people to make the leap; rather, it provided reasons to maybe stay.

Dunno about you, but I've found more often than not, people find themselves stranded in jobs they don't want, but need to have to pay the bills or whatnot. They don't need reasons to stay, they need encouragement and a plan to put into place the things that will get them out of their unhappy situation.

One Way to Avoid Career Regret is to move on.

So, if you want to read that article, go for it.

I won't be linking to it.

Jan. 3rd, 2013

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Hello lovelies!

I've recommitted myself to writing more long-form stuff in 2013; and so voila, here I be.

Uhm....

Here's a picture of a clown who got to meet me when I was small:

me and some clown

Dec. 12th, 2012

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Is anyone else playing Guild Wars 2?

December 1

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Kate Bush - "December Will Be Magic Again"