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[02 Nov 2006|08:13pm]
New LJ: gameswithfaces.livejournal.com. 
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[02 Nov 2006|05:53pm]
I think I'm going to abandon this particular self-indulgent journal.  It's been too emo for too long.
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Masticate and Destroy [31 Oct 2006|12:33pm]
Internet's fixed now.  I baked bread on impulse last night cos I needed to kill an hour before bed, my internet is usually used for that purpose.  The bread's kinda undercooked, but tasty if toasted.  It's whole-wheat curry bread with onion and onion seeds.  Yum!

This weekend was boringly hilarious.  There was "sleeping"* in a freezing-cold car with two drunk others, picking mushrooms in the forest with 20 strangers and 4 friends, driving back and forth across Duncan several times, watching a couple friends sleep in their halloween costumes, getting soaked with rain and beer, stepping on broken glass, dressing like I did when I was 15 (It's not pretty).

*"Sleeping" means that one friend was sleeping and the other was awake with me, laughing at ridiculous things.
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[30 Oct 2006|05:47pm]
I am at the library, checking email cos my internet's busted.  I just bought a cute cloth library bag on impulse: what? 
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[21 Oct 2006|04:22am]
Oh god Oh god Oh god Oh god Oh god Oh god Oh god.  Holy anxiety, batman! No more parties at my house, not ever.  Let's grow chard in balcony pots and brew home-made lemonbalm tea instead, k?
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[17 Oct 2006|09:57pm]
Songs that make me cry confuse me.  I always feel really out of sorts after I listen to them... in a good way, I guess, but they really do a number on my head. 
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[02 Oct 2006|10:06am]
I have seen the ManMan, and returned with gifts. ( Y'all got a choice of pins.  Woo!)
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[30 Sep 2006|01:29pm]
1- Paul Simon was so awesome and shorter than me.  He played S&G songs! I know a guy named Brent Vottweiler who's his spitting image, give or take 30 years. 
2- I think that one of my molars got chipped in the process of having my wisdom teeth extracted.  It feels like I'm constantly biting on ice cubes.
3- Tonight is Man Man.  I am superexcited. 
4- Neurosis is less than one month away. 

Next week is going to be MAD CHAOS to catch up on all the work I missed.  I have a set of Diazo prints due this thursday (though that should be fine, I've figured them out I think), a cardboard deconstructo-scultpure of an electric guitar due on wednesday (half-done), and I haven't even checked on my digital arts assignments yet.  Eep/ick.  The stupidity I engage in for the sake of seeing music performed isn't really a surprise, but I guess I should chill out on that front while I'm in school. 

Thursday was comprised entirely of killing time in this putrid hell-hole of a city (sometimes I think it's not that bad but thursday was not one of those days).  I sat across from the cement factory on Granville Island writing about being afraid of the things I imagined as a small person.  I like watching what goes on there a whole lot, though it's not as nice as some of the ones I saw on the way in from the ferry the day before (thousands of mold-formed pipes were stacked on top of one another in the sun, all pretty for the picture-taking).  Cement plants cook limerock and that smell is very comforting to me, even if it's kind of gross. 
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[25 Sep 2006|12:23pm]
I genuinely like cutesy music lately.  What?
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[24 Sep 2006|05:24pm]
For whatever reason, the pain medicine that I'm taking right now didn't have a narcotic effect until yesterday evening.  I noticed it while cooking dinner.  I asked questions repeatedly and nearly burnt my fingers a couple times while grilling courgette and red pepper.  I couldn't pay attention to anything, and the entire world was warm and fuzzy.  In short, I felt like the most annoying little kid.  I've been on-and-off like that today, too, minus the self-consiousness.  Close my eyes for a few hours without actually sleeping.  It's pretty neat.

The mushrooms we picked were delicious.  I am basically in love with growing things, and cooking things, and feeding things to people.  Me and Josh are going to go around Victoria asking people who are obviously not picking their fruit if we can pick some.  We plan to make cider and lots of preserves.  Actually, the plan for tonight is to make ciabatta bread, crabapple and blackberry jam, and tomato/potato soup.  Wowza!  The cider and preserves come later I guess. 
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[23 Sep 2006|05:37pm]
My teeth are out. I'm only a little swollen, and within a few hours of the surgery I was out in Martin and Josh's parents' garden picking potatoes. I've got these amazing pain killers that make me a little dopey but don't put me to sleep. When I don't take em, I just get achey.

Today I picked mushrooms with the posse. On our first trip we got harassed by cows. On our second trip, with our basket full of chanterelles, Josh stepped in a wasp nest and got 5 stings. He dropped our basket in the hub of insect activity, so Steve, Martin and Devin used sticks to retrieve both the mushrooms and the basket. We also found a fairly substantial cache of liberty caps, despite the fact that their season usually starts in late October.

I am staying another night in this beautiful place. I should be back sometime tomorrow afternoonish.
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[21 Sep 2006|08:44am]
One of the more wonderful things in life happened last night: I slept for 9 hours without waking up.  I didn't sleep as soon as I went to bed though, I lay there for about a half an hour slowly losing consiousness.  It was excellent.  I had a pretty bad headache last night, and I think it prevented me from immediate sleep. Headaches are usually on my bad list, but this one had a purpose to serve.  The only bad thing was that I was obviously grinding my teeth really hard because I woke up with my mouth all full of worn-away enamel.

I still have a bit of a headache, which means I have to not do certain things today... like hang out downtown, where all the glare in the world is reflected off semi-mirrored windows and the smell of McDonald's grease mixes with diesel exhaust.  I also should do some things, like take music with me, and look at all the pretty stuff that's everywhere.  I do that all the time though, I guess.

Today: A trip to Sydney to see A Scanner Darkly, after having spent the afternoon in the dark room.
Tomorrow: Teeth out, and upisland I go for tapioca pudding and mashed potatoes.
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Three speed/Godspeed [18 Sep 2006|03:26pm]
My wisdom teeth are coming out this friday. I am ridiculously afraid, but I figure that an infected jaw without painful teeth is better than an infected jaw with painful teeth.  Afterward my plan is to go up-island for at least part of the weekend to pick delicious wild mushrooms (the psychedelic variety taste pretty bad and get picked in November).  To prevent blood leaking from my mouth, I will walk really slow and not lift anything heavy, but dammit! I'm not giving up.   Plus there's gonna be people, one in particular, that I super-really want to hang out with. 

I'm taking that whole week off school because I'm not supposed to go, but I'm still going to see Paul Simon at the end of it. 
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Narcolepsy [17 Sep 2006|10:31am]
"The main characteristic of narcolepsy is overwhelming excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), even after adequate nighttime sleep. A person with narcolepsy is likely to become drowsy or to fall asleep, often at inappropriate times and places. Daytime naps may occur with or without warning and may be irresistible. These naps can occur several times a day. They are typically refreshing, but only for up to a couple hours. Drowsiness may persist for prolonged periods of time. In addition, night-time sleep may be fragmented with frequent wakenings.

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Several treatments are available for narcolepsy. These treat the symptoms, not the underlying cause. The drowsiness is normally treated using stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin®), amphetamines (Adderall®), dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine®), methamphetamine (Desoxyn®), modafinil (Provigil®), etc. Other medications used are codeine (see references to clinical studies) and selegiline. In many cases, planned regular short naps can reduce the need for pharmacological treatment of the EDS to a low or non-existent level. The cataplexy is treated using clomipramine, imipramine, or protriptyline but this need only be done in severe cases. A new medication is gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) (Xyrem®), recently approved in the USA by the Food and Drug Administration. It is thought to be effective because it increases the quality of nocturnal sleep."

From Wikipedia

I am so totally grossed out now.  Don't ever ever want to go on uppers.  Stupid sleep disorder.  I'm just going to start taking naps and exercising a lot more.  Fucking amphetamines.
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[16 Sep 2006|01:48pm]
Inventory:
-1 hole in the wall.  Approx 4" diameter
-Several pisses off the balcony
-At least two calls of "hooo hooo!" from loud boys
-1 guitar that I'll be hiding at any future parties
-Many spills that have, like always, blended into the carpet
-Kitchen hiding, bedroom hiding
-Lots of clove butts
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[12 Sep 2006|09:27am]
Party's been changed to the 15th, due to the Final Fantasy show on Saturday. 
9 or 10, I think, unless you want dinner... in which case, bring an ingredient or two if you can and show up around six.
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[11 Sep 2006|05:12pm]
"The only famous women who I'd say were hot: Dana Scully and Tasha Yar."
-My friend Simon.
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Dream! [09 Sep 2006|04:21pm]
I was shovelling chips from under conveyor belts and hit my leg with my shovel, and sliced it open from my hip to below my knee.  No blood involved, but the skin layers all peeled back to reveal a frayed power cord, an AC adapter, some RCA cables and an assortment of wingnuts,  screws and coins.  I pulled out all the stuff I could reach without pulling the skin even more open.   I had to lay down on the stairs with my leg up in the air to shake the shrapnel out, and it came rolling down the lower half of my body and clattered on the metal grates and cement below me.   These items came to be in my body because I had brushed up against them at some point in the past; my skin adopted them because nobody else wanted them.
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[06 Sep 2006|08:31am]
I just got a 2nd row Paul Simon ticket given to me.  Holy Fucking Moly.

That show takes place during the same week that Rancid does. 

I am such a teenager.
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[04 Sep 2006|06:10pm]
Bathroom: done
Kitchen: done
Laundry: done
Bedroom: in the middle of unpacking
Living room: Needs re-arranging


Yay!
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