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  1. "We Need to Talk About Kevin" Tilda for all the awards.
  2. Such a funny show. "Bazinga!" "Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr." I have all four seasons and watch season five on CBS.com because I don't know how to set up bunny ears, although I think my TV is too old for bunny ears (a good section of it is turning green).
  3. Jazz Fest again this year. I'm seeing Foo Fighters, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Florence and the Machine, Bon Iver, and many more.
  4. Can I choose all the decades please? For my tumblr I tend to post more 2000s, but my affinity for his sexy younger years grow, plus I love his 80's hair and fashion are amazing, and obviously I think the 90's did wonders for him. I really can't choose.
  5. Thanks for posting this. I hate to say I haven't been keeping up with Neil Peart's site. Not to say I'm not keeping up with Rush because I have been, don't worry.
  6. Cajun country is cajun country, i.e. hot and gross and hot and humid and HOT. My old Honda decided that this was year to have the air conditioning go out so I need to go get it fixed. It's weather like this that makes me miss my home state (even if the western portion is flooding and people pronounce Minot like "Minnow").
  7. I've only been to the Six Flags parks in Texas, but my dream is to go to Cedar Point and ride the big coasters there. And this is happening since my sister and her husband live there and she has been. As far as Six Flags go, I can only speak for the parks in Texas and I'm pretty certain they actually closed the one in Houston (Astroworld) because it was so trashy (they moved it to New Orleans and then JazzLand closed because of the hurricane and it never opened again). But, go for the coasters and ignore the rest. I was on this coaster when it broke. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/Sfot_gotham_city.jpg My love affair with roller coasters is inexplicable.
  8. garbo


    Aie, these are scary to read... and old. Well, I'll contribute. My stalker story (this has since resulted in a restraining order and it's why I live in the state I do now): My freshman year of college I became friends with a fellow music major. We were sort of in a group of girls (not all of music majors; we all lived in the same dorm) who hung out together- one of my fondest memories was all twelve of us watching "Deliverance" late one night and screaming our heads off. She sort of attached herself to me and began telling me about her past- how she came from a small town in Texas, all of the different things she had gone through, etc. I listened and was supportive, which I figured was the only thing I could do. Things started to get weird around the Christmas holiday and a little afterward. Granted, this was the year I was diagnosed with epilepsy so things were a little rough on me, but she started to do two things: a. she started telling me some rather startling things (like that she had killed a litter of kittens for one) and b. I had a boyfriend from my home town and she was getting possessive of me. On the latter note, on account of the epilepsy I needed to sleep a lot and she used to come to my room at odd hours of the night, even morning, and would knock on my door. Things started to progress that March when I found biographical serial killer novels in her room as well as cutting knives (which are not permitted in college dorm rooms, at least not ours). I tried not to freak, but at the time she was going through some issues regarding her sexuality and I initially was scared she was thinking about killing herself until, well, one day some things pointed to something else. She offered to drive me to get my medication and she turned to me and said, "you know, I could drive you off the road and kill us and no one would ever know." I remember thinking, "um, get me out of the car, stat." It only got worse. Prior to this I had told her some personal things because I had thought we were friends and she started using those for her own weird and sick advantage. She started telling me odd things relating to them (I don't want to get into it), but it all tied back to this: "if I can't have you, no one can" and she threatened to kill me. She actually used to sit in our public showers and wait for me in there. My Poli Sci professor had been a lawyer so I ran to him for help and he took me to the campus police who ran a thorough investigation of the room and found the knives and serial killer books. They said it wasn't enough evidence to kick her out of the University (she was kicked out of the music department though), however, I had to file a restraining order and after that I was closely monitored by various people. Very scary stuff. My mom even came to stay with me for a month to help me with the restraining order and to just be moral support while I was going through all of this. The final decision came when all of the stress took its toll and my seizures got worse so my neurologist, my voice teacher, and my lawyer/professor decided it would be best if I moved (I generally tell people I moved for my health, not because of the stalker-girl although if prompted I tell them the whole story). After I moved, she found me and started harassing me via e-mail and facebook. I remained in contact with my professor who told me to change my e-mail to the most bizarre e-mail address I could (which it is! It's a funny e-mail address) and then my sister's ex-boyfriend helped me hide my facebook from her. So, if you ever search for me on facebook, this is the reason why I am so well hidden. Since then she has only found me once and she contacted me to apologize. My hope is that she is living a happy and fulfilled life and received help for what she did.
  9. I'm surprised no one's made a topic for this film yet. So, I saw it opening day (for my city) because I've waited forevah to see this d*mn film. I'm going to try and put my thoughts (spoilers) under this lovely tan color to try and cover them up: SPOILERSI'm still trying to decide how I feel about it. I don't think it's that hard to "get," although I do think it's kind of pretentious (and in some dire need of editing at times). But overall it's probably the most beautiful film I've ever seen (cinematography and score wise). I really did love all of themes about grief, grace/nature, theology, loss of innocence, and pain and the relationship between the three brothers. It was intense and beautiful. I just thought it needed some editing. I loved the evolution sequence (although that could have been cut up some) /END SPOILERY THOUGHTS If anyone has already seen it, I'd love to get other people's thoughts.
  10. QUOTE (SavageAmy @ Jun 25 2011, 12:30 PM) I was surfing around this morning, and I came across some photos of Our Man that I haven't seen posted, or at least haven't seen posted too much! http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n639/savageamy/intensegeddy.jpg So intense! Some smart person turned that one into a motivational poster that I found on google images and now resides on my iPod. http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/4/22/129164637146871280.jpg
  11. QUOTE (SavageAmy @ Jun 25 2011, 10:28 AM) QUOTE (garbo @ Jun 25 2011, 10:06 AM) I also waited for Far Cry and got this one: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v450/Garbo/Rush%20concerts/CIMG4095.jpg That is an awesome photo!!! I stood and waited through the whole damn song to get the picture. Their pyrotechnics are amazing! Hehe, I figured you ladies would appreciate that photo! I thought it was funny when it cropped up. He's one sexy man and his wife is one lucky lady!
  12. I really loved this movie, in fact, I loved this movie so much I bought the special edition. I think you should take into account that this film transcends the norms of traditional Sci-Fi into other terrains. I could go on a nerd/philosophy dialogue, but I will control myself. *blush*
  13. "When You Left the Fire" by The Wilderness of Manitoba (aw, I love them) My friend made me a free copy of "Born This Way" by Lady GaGa (I'm ashamed, but he wanted me to listen to it. WHY?! I don't know)
  14. QUOTE (LyndseyG @ Jun 12 2011, 03:48 PM) Excellent job, Kahme, well done!! Have you read "Maus, a survivors tale."? It's hard hitting, emotional stuff but brilliantly written. One of my teachers lent it to me when I was studying the haulacaust at school. Good job on the paper! It's very moving and well written. I second this one as well as add NIGHT by Elie Wiesel.
  15. My mare was unofficially diagnosed with DSLD (I'm taking her into the University for a biopsy and pain test/nerve blocker). This was about a month ago right before I went to Ireland when she was diagnosed. She's taking it in stride (much better than I am): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v450/Garbo/Horses/photo-4.jpg Her new "leg warmers" (ha!) are forest green! Ooo!!
  16. Hug: anyone who needs one (and thanks, Ryan and Babycat ) I don't hit anyone.
  17. It was an awesome show, although I didn't realize the arena would hurt my ears that much (I don't know what that was about because the O2 in Dublin didn't bother my ears). Either way, they were spot on and awesome. Plus I loved that Geddy said, "Who dat." I'm not even from Louisiana and that made me grin. I'll try to get some photos up (most of my photos are crap since my camera is crap), but this one made me smile: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v450/Garbo/Rush%20concerts/CIMG4125.jpg
  18. For you ladies. I figured you ladies would appreciate some photos of Geddy (and a few with Alex). Since I decided to also go to Ireland and see them in Dublin, I didn't get the row 3 seats and instead opted on cheaper seats (row 24), so these aren't the greatest. And since I couldn't see over the tall people around me, I just stretched my arms up and wound up taking over 400 photos. Oops. Oh yeah, and Neil made it into some of the shots. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v450/Garbo/Rush%20concerts/CIMG3785.jpg (To save on space I think I'll link rest. If you want, just let me know. I considered these the best out of the bunch since a lot are of Alex and Neil and all three in general. And some are just crap) Bass riffing Geddy Squared From the days when I would come in here I remember you ladies like his backside Keyboard shot Geddy clearly pointing at me (or someone) Dark, thoughtful shot of Geddy and keyboards. Oooo. Oh yes, another backside shot (and it just managed to double up) Close up Alex/Geddy sandwich. All is well and happy Close up Geddy Alex and Geddy (Geddy is smiling, but if only my camera wasn't cheap you would be able to tell) Piercing gaze Geddy looking like he's about to fall over (he wasn't) Alex, Geddy, and Neil joshing around More joshing around (clearly, this is Geddy's backside for you ladies) Alex and Geddy jamming Totally accidental, kind of hilarious photo (just the structure of the photo is just all sorts of wrong/awesome at the same time) Perplexed Alex/Smiling Geddy/Crap camera Cool shot- elongated Geddy with Neil in the background Geddy pretend slapping Alex; Neil totally oblivious Close up rock on jam session
  19. QUOTE (Tony R @ May 28 2011, 11:57 AM) QUOTE (garbo @ May 28 2011, 04:30 PM) I would suggest, oh I don't know, perhaps a good decade of piano lessons and music theory (and probably more than that) before thinking about even composing. Anyone who calls something like this a "symphony" and doesn't know a symphony has four movements (that are very specific) shouldn't be even on youtube. And you're only allowed to break barriers if you know what you're doing. Sorry, kid. To you you are a critic, to me you are a critic, to a critic you are no critic. Ha. The funny thing is that I used to teach violin, piano, and voice. And music theory and music history. Oh wait, I still teach violin and music theory. I wasn't criticizing, I was being honest. And as someone who has been in lessons for twenty plus years, it's just true. I still take lessons because I believe you never stop learning an instrument. I'm not a critic, by the way. I do agree I was too rude. I apologize to the OP and I hope he gets into lessons.
  20. I hate myself for this, but I actually like Bloody Mary by Lady GaGa (it reminds me of Depeche Mode). Oh, I hate myself so much... I'm refusing to buy the album though. The last album I bought was the 30th edition of Moving Pictures (I'm a little late, but I've spent so much on Ireland and concerts) and then I bought a magazine with Bob Dylan and it came with a CD. Not the greatest, but oh well.
  21. I love the pipe organ, I've even played the pipe organ (granted, I struggled because I'm too short and the shoes were too big. Yep, there are specific shoes you wear when playing the pipe organ; they're basically character shoes and I had to borrow our organist's pair), but f**k me it was an experience. And of course, lest we forget the most infamous of organ pieces (which if you've taken music theory you've analyzed the shit out of this damn piece). And Matt Bellamy taking it down at the Royal Albert Hall on a pipe organ. Be still, my beating heart.
  22. I would suggest, oh I don't know, perhaps a good decade of piano lessons and music theory (and probably more than that) before thinking about even composing. Anyone who calls something like this a "symphony" and doesn't know a symphony has four movements (that are very specific) shouldn't be even on youtube. And you're only allowed to break barriers if you know what you're doing. Sorry, kid.
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