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This morning I dreamed that I was at some sort of high school reunion.  (Last night I discussed the show High School Reunion 3 with Kevin and Dave, so that was probably it.  The show, by the way, is total trash and completely awful and I am addicted.  I can't wait until it's over.)  The reunion was only people with whom I was friends, though, so you know, small party (har!  har!).  I made out with two (2) boys at the reunion in my dream, one was my high school boyfriend Oliver, and the other was some guy with whom I was friends in high school, and who liked me back in the day.  I think it was my friend Spencer.  I distinctly remember what it was like to kiss one of the boys (I'm not sure which one it was, but I think maybe Spencer) and it was AWFUL.  His mouth was open too wide and his tongue was all up in my grill and good God.  And I was all "see, THIS is why I do not make out with people anymore."  To myself.

Also there was a part where I saw a Scion dealership, and for some reason I mosied over and told the guy I wanted to take a test drive.  So I did, I drove a blue one with a stick shift, and then we came back and I slunk over to my car, hoping the dealer wouldn't notice that I already HAD a Scion, and wondering why the hell I had just done that.

But getting back to the kissing thing -- it wasn't until someone on my Friends list mentioned her lack of kissee-variety in 2004 that I realized that I did not make out with anyone in 2004 either!  There was a brief enounter with a largely-unwilling girl, and I may have kissed one boy, and that's IT!  This is (I'm pretty sure) unprecedented!  I am totally easy and sleepy-aroundy when I'm single!  Usually!  The principle of the thing sort of bothers me, on an intellectual level, and I guess when I first thought about it I was a little "awwww", but now I'm more "ehhh."  I guess the longer I go without, the harder it is to remember how potentially awesome it is.  Oh well.  Kaiidth, man -- what is, is.

I had lunch with my friend Crystal today.  It was so nice to see her.  She looked great.  She's in her own place, living by herself, and she has a cat, and she's happy with her boyfriend, and her hair is long, and she was wearing two of those cancer bracelets, a pink one and a yellow one, and they looked so colorful and pretty together.  She told me to get married in Vegas.

I'm going to Vegas!  On Sunday!  With Jeff, Dave, Kevin, and Chris.  We're going to be there for three nights, and it is going to be totally awes and I am really excited.  Hey people who have been to Vegas, is there anything I should not miss?

I never got around to talking about Christmas or New Years.  Christmas Eve Eve was great, people gathered at the Manse and we went bowling (I was awful, absolutely awful) and I saw Hakim for the last time for a while, I guess he's moving to New Mexico or something.  Christmas was great too, I went up to my parents' house and my grandparents came over and gave us too much money, and my parents gave us too many presents.  Highlights included a DVD burner (external, and silver and shiny, it looks like a spaceship.  I like things to look like spaceships) and a hot air popcorn popper.  My brother gave me the new Shatner album (as requested) as well as the OLD Shatner album (NOT requested) and I'm scared to listen to it.  I'll probably be embarrassed for Bill at first, but then what if I end up LIKING it?  Oh horrors.

Man, besides that, though, no Star Trek-related gifts!  I was surprised.  I mean, that's so easy, no?  I guess they don't want to encourage me.

Christmas evening, we ate my mom's pork roast (YUM) and then dessert of pound cake and brownies (YUM, YUM) and then sat around to watch Eddie Izzard's Dress to Kill.  Man, you just don't realize how many times a transvestite comic says "fuck" until you watch him on Christmas with your grandparents, I will tell you what.  Geez.  I think they liked him, though.

The day after Christmas, I hung around, you know, ready to spend quality time with the fam, and they LEFT ME!  They all left!  Mom went to a wedding, Dad went to work, and the bro went out to . . . watch a college football game or something.  I stayed home and did laundry all day.  So I smoked!  Out my bedroom window!  It was crazy!  I didn't start smoking the devil weed until college, so it's odd for me to be high in my parents' home.  I ate like five pounds of Christmas candy, damn you Christmas candy!!!

Oh, and the GIVING of presents!  That's the best part, remember?  I got my mom a santuko knife and my dad a bunch of books that I've already read, so that we can talk about them later.  I thought that was a pretty good gift, but he didn't seem as thrilled as I thought he would be.  He's never as thrilled as I think he'll be about stuff that I'm proud of giving him.  Oh well, maybe he's just not good at showing excitement, or maybe the gifts aren't as awesome as I think they are.  Whatever, that's okay.  I got my brother a boring (but practical) gift of a USB drive key jump thing (so many names for it!) but mostly I was excited to give him a Nightmare Before Christmas hat that he wanted.  Chris and I teamed up to get Jeff a digital camera, and that one I was really excited about too.  It's so SMALL!  It's way smaller than mine.  And when I exchanged gifts with Jeff, I finally got something Star Trek!  The 2005 calendar!  I totally wanted it but hesitated to buy it because I didn't want to be a loser or something but now I have it anyway!  Hooray!  Jeff also got me my only video game of the season, it's called Alien Hominid and it is totally weird!  I like it.  It's like Contra, but cartoony.  And you can do weird things, like jump on guys and bite their heads off.  And when you're close to someone and you shoot them, it makes a meat-slicing sound.  Ew.

New Year's Eve was great!  There was a party at the Manse.  Fairly subdued compared to years past, but still great.  I was up until five am, and I didn't even do any drugs!  Amazing.  And I think I got drunk.  But then I got undrunk again.  Oh man, and my outfit!  I like to dress up all fancy for New Years, whether it's a dress that makes me look like a princess, or a shirt where my nipples are showing, or something like that.  I didn't feel like spending money on a new dress, but I didn't have anything fancy that hadn't been worn recently.  I tossed around the idea of wearing my Halloween costume Star Trek uniform to the party, because, you know, that's sort of formal, and then Jeff said I should put white fur around the edges so I DID!  Well, maribou feathers, but whatever!  I festivized it!  It was totally ridiculous and totally adorable.  I felt great.  I mean, these are my friends, right?  They already know what a dork I am, I have no need to disguise my true nature.  Especially if my true nature involves a really short skirt!  Oh also I found fishnet stockings at the mall with a BLUE (to match the uniform) seam down the back for less than four bucks, what are the odds of that?  Flapjack kept trying to talk me into making out with him, and I kept insisting that I am too old for that shit.  Oh man, and SUAVE was there!  I hadn't seen Suave since the Leo Party back in July/August!  Suave rules.

In the morning, Vince made flapjacks (not the guy).  They were delicious.  Then we watched A New Hope and I fell asleep during the destroying-the-Death-Star scene again.  Man, Star Wars rules.

And hey, I just wanted to say that 2004 was pretty great, and I'm sure that 2005 will be great too, and that I really like and enjoy and appreciate all of my friends, both real and imagined, and you guys are pretty spectacular.  So, thanks.

So, yeah!  That is my holiday recap, I'm sorry that it was so long and so boring, but some day when I'm old I want to be able to look back and see what I did this year.  So there it is.  Hey, speaking of looking at journal entries from the future, how about this Six Apart thing, eh?  Eh?  My thoughts on it are thus:  I'm not as panicked as all the fourteen-year-olds out there, and I do not think that our journals are going to magically disappear overnight.  However, I would not be entirely surprised if discreet ads start showing up here and there.  And I wonder what will happen to the more "adult" communities, and cutting communities, and pro-ana communities, things of that nature.  I think that maybe Brad will have a little less control over things than he thinks he will.  But hey, kaiidth, and we'll just have to see what happens.

So, yeah, that's REALLY it!  Really!  But if you have any advice to offer on the following two points, I would really appreciate said advice:

  • what should I see in Vegas?

  • what programs do you recommend for stealing movies via Netflix backing up my DVDs?  I know nothing about this sort of thing.


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Jan. 6th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
While in Vegas, you should go to a hotel spa. I did that for like, 7 hours one day. I bought a day-pass, which meant I could just sort of lounge about all day. There were all different kinds of hot tubs, saunas, pools, etc. I went to the gym, had a massage and a shower, ate some food and drank tea, read, etc. it's the perfect thing to do during the day, because all the other stuff can get sort of repetitive.
Jan. 6th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
i know of at least one boy you made out with.
Jan. 6th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, oh yeah! That was it, though, just that one boy.
(no subject) - mordicai - Jan. 6th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 6th, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC)
My favorite place in Vegas is a garden behind Ceasar's Palace. It has beautiful palm trees, ferns, places to sit and enjoy the babbling brook.

Except whoever designed the garden didn't think the brook was babbling enough. So they installed speakers.

I'm so jealous that you're going to Vegas. Have lots of fun.
Jan. 6th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
You've gone Vulcan.
In the Bellagio, they have a gallery displaying several Monet originals. They also have a glass garden, and the fountain show is pretty spectacular at night. I recommend all those things.
Jan. 6th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
also, good looking out with the transcrip's yo.
Jan. 6th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
i totally meant to gank 123 Studios' X-Copy Platnium from work. i'll do that tomorrow. i'm not sure if it does dual layer, but it did a good job with some movies that were copied backed-up. it included menus when it could fit them on one layer.
Jan. 6th, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry that we were in the same unfortunate state in 2004.
Jan. 6th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
OH AND I was just in Las Vegas 2 weeks ago, so I definitely have a lot of things to suggest!

You should really just walk around at night. We did that almost every night. Go into most of the casinos, because they are all different inside.

Definitely go inside The Venitian.

It's too bad you're only going for a few days. Are you renting a car? If so, you should take one day, get up early, and drive out to the Mojave desert. You can see all of the good stuff. Red Rocks Canyon is gorgeous. Valley of Fire is even better, and if you have any time to go there, you really should. It made my trip to Vegas for me.

Umm let's see. I guess the biggest thing is just to walk around. The strip is not that long, and it's really the best way to see it. It's totally safe there, as well.
Jan. 6th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
You bought your brother a jump drive? All my sister got me was a CD.
Jan. 6th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
Yes! I bought my brother the single most important technology available to humanity. I am the best sisser evar!
(no subject) - counterfeitfake - Jan. 6th, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - littlewashu - Jan. 6th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 6th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
1. I've only been baked once in my parent's old house because I didn't start puffin' until about two years after high school either (college time for you colleged people)

2. I just burned a copy of Dressed to Kill from my neighbor just a couple of weeks ago and it rocks.

3. Speaking of burning, I use DVD Decryptor for ripping DVDs and Nero for burning DVDs and it's worked quite flawlessly for me. If your burner isn't dual layer (mine isn't), you'll need a copy of DVD2One to shrink the bigger movies (over 4.3 gigs) down to 4.3 gigs to fit on a single layer DVD+/-R. Let me know if you want copies of any of those apps.

4. Happy New Year
Jan. 18th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
Hey Rhino, I tried to have some friends hook me up, but I think I'm going to take you up on your offer -- could you hook me up with DVD2One? (I can get Nero6 from someone.) That would be awes.

P.S. I love your icon.

You've done me a million favors by now, Rhino. How can I ever repay you? Is there something totally awesome you'd like a copy of? I don't own very many awesome things . . .
(no subject) - rhino777 - Jan. 20th, 2005 12:10 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 6th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
Is "Kaiidth" Klingon?
Jan. 6th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)

It's . . . it's Vulcan.
(no subject) - counterfeitfake - Jan. 6th, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - littlewashu - Jan. 6th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
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(no subject) - counterfeitfake - Jan. 6th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - littlewashu - Jan. 6th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Jan. 7th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
I don't know what hotel you're staying in - that definitely effects things.

If you can, and if you're up to waiting in a super long line you guys should go to the Club Ra inside the Luxor. They have almost naked chicks hanging from the ceiling and pole dancers and it's so VEGAS! Hal & I had line passes so we could walk right up to the door, which took away the hassle of getting into the club.

The ride on top of the Stratosphere is by far the scariest ride I have ever been on - it's awesome.

Watch the Bellagio's water show from the top of the Eiffel tower.

Don't wear a watch. Time does not and should not exist in Vegas.
Jan. 7th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
i think time still exists in the airport. i hope so, actually, or we will probably miss our flight.
(no subject) - yittleone - Jan. 7th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Jan. 7th, 2005 05:59 am (UTC)
The Desert Passage, attached to the Aladdin, is pretty neat if you're into faux villages built inside buildings that have fake thunderstorms complete with rain and the sky changes color and it's really a mall but don't tell anyone. But they used to have some very good street performers in there, musicians and belly dancers and contortionists and what have you. Don't watch the belly dancers that are strolling the casino, they suck. Or at least, yaknow, they DID once. When I was there last. Also the pirate battle that is free and takes place nightly outside Treasure Island used to be excellent. I know they've changed it now to sexy it up and they've added Sirens and have gotten all sultry on it, but hey, it's free, and there's prolly pyro and stunts.
Jan. 7th, 2005 06:01 am (UTC)
And the Experience at the Hilton, of course. But you knew that.
Jan. 7th, 2005 10:06 am (UTC)
a walk down fremont.. and find out if The Amazing Jonothan has a show.. if he does.. GO!

Collect slot club cards from all the casinos you enter

hit at least one of the dive casinos

Spend an afternoon playing on the Circus Circus midway winning loads of cheap stuffed toys

Score some Krispy Kremes at NY NY after riding the coaster

Bellagio.. Just go to Bellagio.. and if you can kill someone for tickets to see O.. do it.. trust me..

the Buffet at Aladdin is worth the trip..

Its been a few years since I have been there.. and of course now I am totally blanking on all the fun shit I did..

Jan. 7th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
what should I see in Vegas?

geometric hallucinations.
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