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03 July 2010 @ 11:18 pm
I haven't been on livejournal in ages and I'm okay with that.

I've moved to Orlando where I'm living with my best friend, our two cats, twenty minutes from the boy I think I love and I start culinary school next Tuesday. All of my time is currently devoted to finding a job and being ridiculously happy. So, I guess that means I don't really think I'll be stompin' around these parts of the internet anymore. Thanks for always being here for me, lj.

If you need me or want to talk (because even if I'm not checking them out, I AM really interested in everything y'all post!), most of you have my phone number or facebook info.

So long old pal.


ETA: I still tweet somewhat regularly (less now that I've stopped smoking weed but whatever) and I update my blogspot sporadically. I'm not linking them because this entry is public and both of those things contain private whatsits.
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22 March 2010 @ 02:46 pm
Are you queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, homoflexible, bicurious, etc)? Do you have two free minutes? THEN PLEASE, PLEASE, OH, PRETTY PLEASE WITH RAINBOWS AND GAGA ON TOP TAKE PART IN MY STUDY ON QUEER SPEECH!

It's right here.

Why should you participate?

a. queers need to support one another
b. you'll help me in my sociolinguistics class which will help me graduate!
c. I made it look really cute
d. in the time you spent reading this, you could've had it done!
e. I love you. And you and you and you.

10 February 2010 @ 02:04 am
Just applied for college again.

I am now a "candidate for acceptance" at the Orlando Culinary Academy Cordon Bleu and potentionally $37,500 in debt. It's going to be okay. Oh, man. I am so excited.
24 January 2010 @ 11:51 pm
Cheers, nuclearsugars.

1. Which book has been on your shelves the longest?
I have no idea. Probably Taken which is the book version of the Sci-Fi mini-series. I still haven't seen the mini-series.

2. What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?
Currently: Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins
Lastly: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins
Nextly: I have to read Egalia's Daughters for my gender class, blehhh.

3. What book did everyone like and you hated?
Catcher in the Rye, Twilight, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, etc.

4. Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Beowulf has been on my shelf, unread, for at least 2 years.

5. Which book are you saving for “retirement?”
I'm scared to even purchase Wild Ducks Flying Backwards because I don't know when Tom Robbins will write another book and I don't want my literary love affair with him to ever have to end.

6. Last page: read it first or wait till the end?
Read it in the middle.

7. Acknowledgements: waste of ink and paper or interesting aside?
Sometimes they're funny. I don't read overly long ones.

8. Which book character would you switch places with?
Sissy from Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, probably.

9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time)?
The Harry Potter series? I don't know. I read them all in like 2 months and that time was really exciting: graduating high school, book release, movie, roadtrip, meeting Amber, etc.

10. Name a book you acquired in some interesting way.
Most of my books are from Amazon but I guess I'd have to say The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. My mother was adamant that I only bring two books with me to England: one to read on the plane over and one to read on the way back. Then she found out he was doing a signing in London and she mailed me the Graveyard Book.

11. Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?
I mostly loan books out but I gave Mackenzie Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat because I want to encourage her lesbian tendencies, haha.

12. Which book has been with you to the most places?
Probably Ram Dass' Be Here Now because it's great to tote along when you know you're going to be getting stoned.

13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad ten years later?
It's been three years since high school and... I don't remember really reading anything. We mostly did short stories and poetry. So, no?

14. What is the strangest item you’ve ever found in a book?
I've found photos a few times but my favorite would be when I purchased a used Jitterbug Perfume and someone has written a really lovely letter on the inside cover.

15. Used or brand new?
Used almost always for the smell and feel of them.

16. Stephen King: Literary genius or opiate of the masses?
I'd like to give him a shot again but last time I tried I was just overwhelmed by all the pointless description.

17. Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?
The Chronicles of Narnia. I fell asleep reading it but I didn't mind the film so much.

18. Conversely, which book should NEVER have been introduced to celluloid?
I think the Even Cowgirls Get the Blues movie left so much to be desired. It's my favorite book, though, so I guess I'm rather picky.

19. Have you ever read a book that's made you hungry, cookbooks being excluded from this question?
Jitterbug Perfume made me try beets (which I ended up loving, tyvm TR).

20. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
My mother's. She got me started on Tom Robbins after seeing me with Be Here Now ("Oh, I used to own that in hardcover. We'd read it when we were stoned.") and I think just about everything she loved when she was my age is just wonderful. And now I've started giving her things to read and she likes them, too. :D
19 December 2009 @ 01:34 pm
07 December 2009 @ 06:20 pm
The neo-nazi that killed Kris and hurt Brandon's mom goes on trial this week.

Not sure how to feel at all. It makes me remember, you know? On the one hand, this dude killed my friend and I think he should be punished but on the other, an eye for an eye leaves the entire world blind. Not to mention tax dollars ($150 a day) are being used to cover this guy's nazi face tattoos. I feel worn out by it. I keep thinking of everyone I know that's died young: Coryn, Miranda, Kris... But Coryn and Miranda killed themselves. Kris's life was taken. Oy vey. I guess it's just in the hands of the court.

I remember the last conversation I ever had with Kris. He kept saying we should hang out and I was an asshole and busy being a complete idiot and didn't make time for him and now he's gone. Guilt, guilt, guilt.

I'm sorry, Kris. I should've made time.
04 December 2009 @ 05:47 am
• Make a post to your LJ. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related to medium to really big. The important thing is to make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
• If you wish for real life things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) can get in touch with you. Your home address is not required!
• Make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

• Surf around your friends list to see who has posted their list. And now, here's the important part...
• If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true.
• You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf - to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not - it's your call. There are no guarantees with this project, and no strings attached. Just... wish, and it might come true. Give and you might receive. You'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

My List:

1. Spend some time with me. I'm particularly fond of adventures but quiet discussions on time travel over coffee are super nice, too. I also enjoy getting stoned and painting with friends whilst arguing over the existence of god. Or we could just go to a greasy spoon and spend an afternoon listing the endless reasons why it's good to be alive. Or, you know, Dinosaur World is lovely this time of year.

2. Anything you made yourself. Paintings, knitted shit, a big ball of bent up paper clips, mix CD, cat fur hair ties, a blunt, etc.

3. A plane ticket back to England so I can see my mates and their new houses and go proper clubbing and drink legally and and and. I really miss England.

4. A proper letter. (snail)Mail me a page or two about your life and I'll reply. Promise.

5. Polaroid film. I'd love some 600 and sx-70. They're starting production again next year so this is your last chance to get it at a really high price!

6. Your favorite recipe. That is, as long as you don't mind me later publishing it in my forthcoming cookbook. Remember: I haven't had meat in nearly 5 years but I love eggs and dairy.

7. A divorce for my parents where my dad doesn't flip out and try to dick over my mother and kill himself. I'd like them to stay friends.

8. A pay raise for my older brother. Or maybe a sugar-daddy for his girlfriend. And happiness for my little brother.

9. Any fun little kid stuff you have left around that I can have to play with or give to Mackenzie. I'm particularly found of learning games and creative stuff and not fond at all of anything violent or religious. Also, she's a budding lesbian so boy AND girl stuff is encouraged. Also, this doesn't have to be physical; if you used to play some imaginary games that you think a brilliant, gay, hyperactive 5 year old girl would like to play with her eccentric, purple-haired 20 year old (someday) aunt, tell me about it.

10. Anything you see and think I'd like. Records, books, anything colored turquoise, Jack Daniels, old maps, kittens, a boyfriend/girlfriend, hugs, world peace, a vibrator, marijuana or any type of drug, wind, cigarettes, cold weather, a neat leaf you found when you were out walking, that weird thing you saw at that place and couldn't figure out what it was meant to be, etc.

e-mail me at sphelan7 (at) ufl (dot) edu for my physical address.
08 November 2009 @ 05:23 am
I've spent my entire life being built up.

Now all I have left is to tear myself down.
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16 October 2009 @ 08:57 pm

I painted my hookah so now it's a globe, too!