Survival Tips For Seeing The Third LOTR Movie In The Theater

I feel:: amused
What song is on a loop in my head right now:: a song by Queen

1. Stand up halfway through the movie and yell loudly, "Wait... where the hell is Harry Potter?"

2. Block the entrance to the theater while screaming: "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" - After the movie, say "Lucas could have done it better."

3. At some point during the movie, stand up and shout: "I must go! Middle Earth needs me!" and run and try to jump into the screen. After bouncing off, return quietly to your seat.

4. Play a drinking game where you have to take a sip every time someone says: "The Ring."

5. Point and laugh whenever someone dies.

6. Ask the nearest ring-nut if he thinks Gandalf went to Hogwarts

7. Finish off every one of Elrond's lines with "Mr. Anderson."

8. When Aragorn is crowned king, stand up and at the top of your lungs sing, "And I did it.... MY way...!"

9. At the end, complain that Gollum was offensive to Ethiopians

10. Talk like Gollum all through the movie. At the end, bite off someone's finger and fall down the stairs.

11. When Shelob appears, pinch the guy in front of you on the back of the neck.

12. Dress up as old ladies and reenact "The Battle of Helms Deep" Monty Python style.

13. When Denethor lights the fire, shout "Barbecue!"

14. Ask people around you who they think is the next "Terminator" sent from the Middle Earth of the future to assassinate Frodo Baggins

15. In TTT when the Ents decide to march to war, stand up and shout "RUN FOREST, RUN!"

16. Every time someone kills an Orc, yell: "That's what I'm Tolkien about!" See how long it takes before you get kicked out of the theatre.

17. During a wide shot of a battle, inquire, "Where's Waldo?"

18. Talk loudly about how you heard that there is a single frame of a nude Elf hidden somewhere in the movie.

19. Start an Orc sing-a-long.

20. Come to the premiere dressed as Frankenfurter and wander around looking terribly confused.


I've Been In Memphis

I feel:: cold

I went to Memphis on Friday to see APC. The show was good, but short. Maynard was throwing some kind of temper tantrum backstage after the show was over. He was yelling at people and throwing his arms around wildly pointing in the general direction of the audience, who were slowly dispersing. The end of the show was funny with a bunch of musicians on stage still playing while all the roadies were breaking down. James Iha, Maynard's guitarist told a couple of REALLY bad pirate jokes. After the show, we went to find this bar called Newbies. It wasn't very far from the Midsouth Coluseum, but we didn't know where it was, so it took us an hour to find it. By the time we got there, the after party was over. Tanya got the attention of one of the bartenders thanks to her boobie shirt, so we all got free drinks thanks to Tanya's boobs. After that, we were pretty buzzed, so we walked across the street to this restaurant called RP (I think that's the name of it). It was right across the tracks from Newbies. That restaurant had the best food I ate all weekend. They stay open 24 hours and have a full bar. It's like an after hours eat/drink place. Our waiter was really cute too. We did run him a bit, but he was so cute and we left him a great tip. Saturday, we went shopping at the Wolfchase Mall. We only went to three stores though. Then we ate dinner and went back to the hotel. Tanya wanted to go to Silky O'Sullivan's because she wanted to see the dueling pianos, I wanted to go too, but Tanya was really tired and her ankles were really swollen, so we didn't go anywhere Saturday night. We all just crashed out. Sunday, we checked out of the hotel at 12:00 and went to Beale Street. We were going to go to this antebellum mansion called the Hunt/Phelan House, but our waitress at the Hard Rock Cafe said that it was closed and that they were going to turn it into a restaurant. Who had that great idea? *note sarcasm* We also thought about going to the Burkle Estate which is a place on the Underground Railroad, but we had to make an appointment to go there and since we didn't leave the Hard Rock Cafe until 2:00 and the Burkle Estate closed at 4:00, we decided to go another time. We left Memphis at 3:00 and got back into Little Rock at 5:00. I got to see Emily, Dev and Stef when I got back into town. We all went to IHOP and then to see Dean Heathen practice. They have a new drummer now. I also made friends with the golden retriever who lived there.
I made an actual style for my lj because I couldn't figure out why I couldn't see the text in my entries. It looks a lot like the other one, but I tried to change the background, but for some reason the new background wouldn't take. I'm going to have to play with it some more. (that sounded bad lol)

It's been raining in sheets here since yesterday. I was going to go to class tonight, but the electric was off and my car was in the garage and I couldn't get the garage door up. Well, at least I didn't have to turn anything in tonight. There are only about 4 weeks left of school until Christmas break! Yay! I have an advising appt. tomorrow and then I can register for classes next semester. Here is what I'm tentatively going to take:
Spanish IV
College Algebra
Concert Choir
Astronomy Lab

Well, I guess that's all for now. Thank you for the hugs and smoochies Emily!


I Suppose It's Out Of Grief That You Hurt Me

But that doesn't excuse the fact that you did. You were my surrogate family and I loved and still love you and the fact that you don't trust me cuts me deeply. Nothing but a sincere desire to be of some help to you prompted me to call you last night. When, after the initial,"How are you doing?" was out of the way, I was knocked off my chair with the statement,"Are you calling because you heard something?" As a matter of fact I did, but out of love for you and out of consideration for your feelings I did not say that I had heard anything only that I hadn't seen you for a long while and was missing you. I only wanted to reinstate some sort of contact with you. To hide behind God and throw barbs at me out of unfounded suspicion and lack of trust is the worst thing you could have done to me. Oh, don't suppose you haven't hurt me in the past. When I was raped in 1996 and you weren't there for me; when I had a suicide attempt in 1997 and you weren't there for me; when I had lost my faith and you shied away from me. All of these things cut me deeply, but I have never told you of them and forgave you without your knowlege. Of course, I will forgive you this time as well, but now I know, without a doubt where I stand with you. I didn't need that lecture on trusting God that I got from you last night. I struggle with that on a daily basis. You spoke to me as if you had not known me for 13,almost 14, years. Do you suppose that just because I moved on with my life that I am untrustworthy? Do you suppose that just because I don't have contact with those people that you say are your friends and family that I still don't believe in God and talk to him on a daily basis several times a day? I have heard that anger is only a mask for hurt and you can be sure that I am very very angry with you. It took me all of today to figure out what this general malaise was. Now, I know that in your grief, you can't see when someone truly loves you and truly wants to be there for you. I feel betrayed and I have this constant lump in my throat that threatens at any moment to turn into tears. My hands shake as I type this and I have no desire to leave the house, but to cloister myself away from everyone and everything, but I can't do that. I have to go to class, I've already skipped one today. I want you to know that you've hurt me, that I'm angry with you and that it will be a while before I will be able to talk to you. I will still pray for you and for your family's terrible situation, of course, because I love you. But doesn't that show you just what measure of a person I am? I have never been a braggart, as a matter of fact, most of the time, my actions go unnoticed by you, but that has always been ok with me because God knows. But now, for the first time, I want you to know just what kind of person I am. I am extremely flawed, but I am extremely loyal as well. The fact that you can hurt me so much and I will still pray for you should give you some hint of me. I feel that I shouldn't have to explain all of this to you, by the way. I feel that you should already know, which is another source of hurt you have flung at me. I feel that this will end on an unfinished note, but I don't have the words, or the desire for closure at the moment.


Blue October

I feel:: cold
What song is on a loop in my head right now:: Blue October~Razor Blade

I went to see Blue October last night at Juanita's. That was an amazing show, as always. They have a chick bass player now. She's pretty darn good. I got all dressed up and no one else did. I felt so out of place. Why doesn't anyone dress up anymore to go out? It's like no one wants to have anything special. I'm probably reading way too much into all of this, but I did feel kind of awkward; like I stuck out.

After Juanita's, I went to Midtown with my old friend Erin and we stayed there until about 4:30. She had a good time and I'm glad. She met this weird, but cute, guy who said that he was a comedian and he was traveling through LR doing a show at the Looney Bin. He said that he was from Dallas. Erin said that she thought he was really weird, but they were pretty much together all night. Anyway, I came home and went to bed and didn't sleep well, because things kept waking me up. I didn't get out of bed for good until about 5:30pm. Tanya called me and said,"The sun is going down now. You can get up." lol
I took my Civ test on Wednesday last and I think, I hope, that I did better on it than on my last test. At least I managed to answer both essay questions, whereas last time, I only answered one of them. That's all for now, I guess.



I feel:: annoyed
What song is on a loop in my head right now:: Tori Amos~Leather

I have this goddamned Civ test tomorrow and there is so much fucking information that I'll never assimilate it all. I've been working on this since last night and I'm only now finishing Chp 6 and I have another chp to go before my test tomorrow. I'm so tired now that I can't fucking think and I definitely can't type. I'm so frustrated!!!!! I JUST WANT TO SAY FUCK IT ALL AND GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I should be o-so-existentialist right now and say that bad things happen just because they happen and for no apparent reason and I should be all Sisyphaean and push that fucking rock back up that fucking hill AGAIN, but GODDAMNIT I DON'T FUCKING FEEL LIKE IT.