alice789: (that was uncalled for)
I finished reading Choke. Its a man's manly version of trashy romance - and I mean trashy.
I was thoroughly disgusted, but that was the point. I liked it.
"torture is torture and humiliation is humiliation only when you choose to suffer."

My TO DO list for the week includes:

Someone had once said to me, "I like the way your pride keeps you from blaming others."
I was never sure if that was a criticism or compliment, a fault or virtue.
alice789: (loveless)
I ate a spicy hot pepper on a dare and it hurts my stomach.. Waaaaahhhhhh!! I shouldn't have done it! I should have known better! Damn you Cherry! Damn you and your evil fried pepper!

Olive called to tell me that she got engaged while on vacation in Hawaii last week. I'm happy for her. I honestly can't see myself ever getting married - so maybe I'll make her a really awesome couture wedding dress and live vicariously through her.

I had the day off, so I'm spring cleaning, in other words, throwing out / giving away everything that I don't need to survive. I am pleased with this - its a good sort of destruction. Most of my belongings are in boxes and suitcases already, so the mess is a little more controlled.

I have started the next book on my reading list, Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. I'm enjoying it.
alice789: (Alucard)
Mmm.. I love carbonated fruit punch flavoured sodas. Unlike many of my American compatriots, I like to treat sodas like desserts, something sweet that should be consumed in moderation, and enjoyed thoroughly.

While working on projects, I'll put a dvd on repeat, or watch anime series online. There is something comforting about the television being on - the movement and sound make me feel less alone.
I've recently watched through the current episodes of Hellsing Ultimate, which I admit is one of my absolute favourite animated shows ever. Its the glowing red eyes, I think. Mmmm.
Twilight vampires play baseball and go to highschool. Hellsing vampires violently obliterate other vampires and flesh-eating ghouls using very large guns. I get turned on by the latter.

As one can guess from my post, I am spending tonight working on things while watching anime and drinking soda.
Also something of interest I'd like to share: The bird of Hermes led me to the Ripley Scrowle, an alchemical writing/collection of illustrations from the 15th century.
I am fascinated by ancient texts, and would just about die from happiness to see the Voynich Manuscript (I secretly think it is a journal/diary, but nobody else really sees it that way). It can be viewed online here.
And my love for cryptozoology has me yearning to see pages from the Prodigiorum Ac Ostentorums Chronicon as well, but that is just for the pictures. Haha!
I also love the whimsical, and fairly modern Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini (Linguists have broken down the name to mean “A collection of wisdom that is a message from Serafini's rectum." In the colloquial, “Talking out of my ass." - It’s probably just a coincidence but still a brilliant joke if true). And it is on my list of books I want for my future library.
alice789: (even the plate)
"You start using your head. That's the lump that's three feet above your ass."
I've said this to people, and they didn't get it.

My head hurts. I just got back from Karter's 6th birthday party, held at Chuck E. Cheese's.
The flashing lights, loud music, screaming kids, and all the people talking to me, it was TOO MUCH.
Don't get me wrong, I like loud music, flashy lights, cheering crowds, and attention from people - Just not this sort.
I did eat a few slices of pizza, and enjoy lots of Cherry Pepsi. I had fun, so I shouldn't complain.

Since I have a quiet night alone, I took some Tylenol and watched the 1988 movie Dangerous Liaisons. I absolutely love period films, and that's all I really have to say. This movie, along with a more recent adaptation (Cruel Intentions), is based on le roman épistolaire français Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos written in 1782.
I highly recommend this novel, as it is on my list of favourites. Les Liaisons dangereuses is celebrated for its exploration of seduction, revenge, and human malice.
It shows how magnificent is the human capacity for viciousness, deception, jealousy, and pride - and being less severe upon my own species, it contains some small altruistic and noble acts, such as those prompted by love and affection. I find such stories fascinating, and touching.
"La vengeance est un plat qui se mange froid" - though not written in the novel.
A good read, nonetheless.


8 August 2012 01:44 pm
alice789: (Goldfrapp)
I finally got around to changing my nail colour, as well as swapping out the acrylic for short natural nails, I broke a few and haven't had the time to fix them.
I've been told repeatedly (starting with piano lessons when I was 10), short nails are professional nails, as where long nails are a big no no.
Later in college, my sewing teacher threw a fit looking at my acrylic nails, my stiletto heels, and my short skirt. "You couldn't possibly sew anything looking like that. Ridiculous!"
I proved her wrong.

That being said, short nails really ARE more practical and reasonable for almost everything that involves moving your fingers.
On to MY fingers:
Hot Pink!
[A florescent hot pink by SHISEM]
Neon colours never do photograph correctly! The picture of the bottle is closer to the actual tone.
I was pleasantly surprised by this brand. I plan to procure some of the other colours at some point in the near future. They can be picked up in China for cheap, but I've heard nice things. I got this colour for summer - its a very bright, pretty, solid pink with a bit of jelly. The formula is thick, creamy, and slow to dry. This is a problem because I tend to move around a lot and ruin nails. My solution is to apply the polish right before I lay out in the sun. I pick up a book, enjoy some sunshine, and I give my nails some time to dry.

EDIT: Aug 17th: Nearly 10 days later and this polish still looks great, only a minuscule chip on my index tip. This has marvelous staying power!!

Hot Pink by Shisem Nail Color
[This is a Korean nail polish, methinks]
This time while waiting for the polish to set, I finished up reading Twilight - I don't hate, I'm not a hater. I'm also not a critic. But I will admit that the characters in this book were dreadfully unrealistic, and completely inconsistent from one page to the next.
The impression I got, was that the writer was making up characters in their head, without actually basing them off of anything like a real breathing human being.
Overall, I don't hate it, or love it. I suppose if I were 20 years younger, this book may have been much more appealing. Why did I read it? Because its a part of the pop culture of this last decade and I was genuinely curious. I also bought it, in hardcover, from the used book store for 50 cents - about what it is worth.

Day one

31 May 2012 11:57 pm
alice789: (Goldfrapp)
I woke up with only 2 hours of sleep, and in pain! (Its not okay, I'm gonna have wrinkles!)
I didn't want to go back to sleep, and I wasn't working, so I went shopping.
I bought a new pillow - I really needed it, as mentioned before, I've been waking up with headaches and severe neck pain for weeks.
Its crazy how something like having a fluffy pillow can really make such a difference.
I'm very particular about pillows and pillowcases, seeing as my face is buried in them for up to 8 hours at a time..

I also dropped by the used bookstore on the way back, but didn't buy anything.
I didn't know Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series had like, 14 books. Yeeesh! I started reading these when I was wee little, and book 9 was the last one I picked up, a few weeks back.
Yeah, I read dorky fantasy books.
BTW, I finished American Gods by Neil Gaiman last week, while sunbathing. I decided I liked it.

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