evergleam: (psych - shawn&gus)
Hi, hello! Some things!

1. Book recs! I need them. There is this chain of used bookstores about 45 minutes from my house called Friends of the Library, they get their books from the county's public libraries and various donations, and everything in there is super super cheap. My roommate and I have started going once every couple of months or so, and every time I walk out with 8-10 decent quality used books for under $20. HOWEVER! Whenever I go in, I'm pretty overwhelmed because I don't actually know what I'm looking for. So, book recs! I need them! What are you guys reading? What have you read recently? I'm especially looking for some sci-fi/fantasy recs in the Gaiman and Pratchett vein, but anything will do really. Walking down those aisles it's hard to tell what will be fun and what will be straight up not something I want to read, since I don't have anything to go on but a book jacket blurb. It would be helpful to have a list of things to look for! :)

2. A friend of mine from high school sent me a link to this, and it is basically the greatest music video EVER MADE. Surprise marching band attack! Everyone ever needs to watch it. RIGHT NOW.

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass )

Seriously, are you not grinning from ear to ear right now?

3. Psych returns tonight! I am very excited! I don't know if you know this, but there is very little I love more in this world than a good Hall & Oates dance party. And the best song for a good Hall & Oates dance party? Priiiiiivate eyes! Are watching you! They see your eeeeevery move! So pretty much? This is the best promo ever ever ever:

You can't escape my! Private eyes! )

I'm not which part I like most - Gus' eye-pop, or Lassiter quietly drumming in the background. Or Shawn's mullet. It's all gold.

4. I got nothin' else. Book recs! Give me yours! :D
evergleam: (spn - apparently clowns kill)
In honor of my and [livejournal.com profile] winter_baby's complete and utter work-related boredom, I bring you another round of the Movie Quotes Game. Come and play, and take your mind off whatever you're doing for a couple of minutes.

Click here and don't cheat!

Name that movie! )

Other things:

--I finished Gilmore Girls S3. I thought I was going to stop inhaling GG after this, but now I kinda want to poke around for S4. After that I'm done, I SWEAR.

--I've been in a Robert Smith kind of mood lately, and I'm listening to Disintegration on repeat again. I think I've decided, though, that that album is more headphone-music, and requires a good book and a thunderstorm to be listened to properly.

--I keep having dreams about the same person over and over and over again, even though I haven't talked to said person in a really long time. I think my brain is telling me it's time to reconnect.

--I had pizza and a Veggie Tales sing-along last night. YOU ARE JEALOUS.
evergleam: (ww - this is not what i do)
I'm starting to think I'm spending too much money on my newly acquired concert-habit. I blame Ashley. Just because I can.

Death Cab )

So, next concert. To see Damien Rice, or not to see Damien Rice. I'm still pondering.


Megan's coming home from Africa for a mini-vacation in December, and I'm kind of nervous. I know she'll still love me no matter what, but I haven't really been the best of friends since she left. I've called her once, sent her a few emails and text messages, but that's it. I've tried, I really have, but it's hard to come up with stuff to write to her about when my life feels so incredibly empty compared to what she's doing out there. What am I going to say? "Hey, it was great hearing about your 30 mile bike trip to villages all over Africa, guess what happened to Jim and Pam last week?!"

Anyway, I don't think I can make it up to her, but my newest idea is to fill up a journal of some kind with pictures and ramblings and stuff like that, and give it to her with strict instructions not to open it til she gets back to the bush-country. Though, for this to work, it means I've got to get started this weekend, so we'll see how that goes. Anyone have any ideas on other things I could fill a journal with? I have a feeling tales of coffee and law offices will get boring rather quickly.

I can't believe we're already two weeks into November. This year has gone by so fast. I really wish I had something to show for it.
evergleam: (to - jenna)
I'm feeling hodgepodge-y today.

First: Weeee! )

Second: I keep saying that I don't think Jenna Fischer could get much more adorable, and then she keeps proving me wrong. I love that she keeps a blog that's pretty much just like most of ours. Mild spoilers in this one for this week's episode, but mostly it has Jenna wondering if she should all-out fangirl Jack Bauer when she meets him on Letterman this week. :p Seriously, how adorable is she?

Third: I didn't do much of note this weekend, I worked Friday and Sunday, as per usual. Saturday, I watched a lot of Supernatural and then made carrot and ginger soup for dinner. Rachel came over and we gossiped and ate lemon bars right out of the pan and it was wonderful. I've got a lot of hours coming up at B&N with the holiday season starting and all (boooohissss), so I guess it's good to get in my goofing off where I can. Do I sound resigned? I feel very resigned.

Fourth: I do have some television-related things I could say, though.

Dexter 1x05 )

Torchwood 1x04 )

And since I'm here, what about VM, huh?

Veronica Mars S3 )

Fifth: The Foo Fighters' acoustic tour DVD will be released at the end of the month. The Amazon page doesn't have much info on it yet, but I know they were recording at the show I saw. I hope some of our stuff makes it. Yay!
evergleam: (Default)
I saw the Decemberists Sunday night.

Set list and other things. )


I went to grab lunch at the courthouse today, and there was a grown woman in a cheerleading costume. My first though was "She's too old to be in high school." My second thought was "What's a professional cheerleader doing in the county courthouse?" And finally my third thought was "Oh. Right. Halloween."

So, happy Halloween! Sadly, I have to work tonight. I wonder if I can rustle up some devil horns or something to wear with my uniform.

Also, I'm very much behind on all things TV-related at the moment. I'm thinking tomorrow night will be catch-up, and then maybe I'll post something. I watched the opening scene of tonight's VM, and I have a feeling I'm actually going to have some things to say. I'm a little disappointed in people's reactions to this week's Torchwood, though. I had such high hopes for that show. I don't know if I'll like it, but I'm pretty sure I won't stop watching so long as there's John Barrowman to be had on my computer screen.

Oh, and I'm trying to find a good concert to go to between December 17ish and December 29ish. Megan's coming back from Africa for two weeks and her only request for me is to find a concert to go to. If anybody in the DC area hears about anything good, mind letting me know? I'm looking at a few websites, and most places don't have much announced for that far in advance yet.


Oct. 6th, 2006 02:51 pm
evergleam: (to - jenna)
I didn't think I really had anything to say about The Office, but I've been reading other people's reactions and I figured I'd chime in, too.

The Coup )

Other things:
1. I really like Beck's new album, but I think I like the design-your-own-liner-notes-on-Beck's-new-album even better.

2. I've been watching Supernatural again because the Winchester brothers are very pretty when they angst, and because it's fun harassing Ashley about evil clowns.

3. My boss had a nice chat with me today at lunch about how I close myself off in groups of people and I need to stop doing that and get some self-confidence already. Now, if only he'd tell me how to do that, I'd be in business. :p

4. Ashley and I got tickets to see Death Cab in November! We have failed to do this every single time they've ever come around before, so yay for that.

5. I think the weather might be out to ruin my DC plans for tomorrow. I still really want to go, but I'm not sure how interested I am in walking around the mall in the cold wind and rain. Plus, my favorite museum is closed for renovations for the next two years or something. Which is LAME, by the way.

6. I'm so sick of working every single Friday night. I would much rather see The Departed tonight than work.
evergleam: (Default)
So, the Foo Fighters played an acoustic show at DAR Constitution Hall on Tuesday night, and I just happened to be there.

Setlist )

I say this every time, but those boys put on such a great show. Taylor and Dave have this adorable chemistry on stage. And! Pat Smear was there! I really liked the flow of this type of show, too, Dave got to tell us a lot of little stories about the songs, and made fun of the hometown accent, and how he left us all in the dust as soon as he got famous. I really love seeing him here, because he grew up here and used to record here and knows the area and makes all the right jokes about the place.

My life is one step closer to complete, though, because I have seen February Stars performed live. Hands down, that's my favorite Foo Fighters song, and I never ever thought that some random song from the end of an album they made almost ten years ago would be played on stage for me, but there it was. For the encore, he came out alone and told us a really long story (that we've all basically heard before) about writing Friend of a Friend in Washington when he was living with Kurt and Chris. He wailed out on Best of You, and then told the drummer joke ("what's the last thing the drummer said before getting kicked out of the band?") and dedicated Everlong to all the drummers in the audience. It was so much fun to just sit back and listen to the man's songs, and I'm not lying when I tell you that every time I have the opportunity to go see these guys play, I will gladly fork over my money.


Project Runway )


I keep meaning to write about a million other things -- I went to Bethesda and saw Laura and James last weekend, and we had Indian food and frappachinos and spice cake and it was lots of fun and needs to become more than an annual thing. (Laura, I swear I'm switching my files over! Music soon, I promise!) I want to do that character/'ship/episode meme, I want to post pictures, including one of my new (green!) computer. Also, I'm trying to make plans for my upcoming work-free weekend, which is fast being filled up with things that aren't sitting around in my pajamas doing nothing like I'd originally planned. Which, I guess is actually okay with me. Having plans and seeing people is nice, too.

Anyway, I have a ton of work I'm not doing. So I should do that. And also link to possibly one of the greatest JIMspams I've ever seen. Mostly for my benefit, but also for Ashley, who will hopefully see this before she runs off to Newport again. :)
evergleam: (es - here comes a better version of me)
This week I:

1. Finally, finally, finally saw Fiona Apple live. )

2. Made a list of things I really, really miss about college. )

3. Developed a new crush on someone I believe to be an Asst. State's Attny at the Courthouse next door. My tastes will never change. He's older though, and probably married. I forgot to scope him out for a ring. Hmmmm.

4. Had an absolutely fanfreakingtastic time with Ashley and my B&N girls, even though it meant staying up so late I still feel like a zombie. I'm hoping for more wacky fun tonight.

5. Overslept because I thought it was Saturday morning, when it was, in fact, Friday morning. Seriously. I turned off my alarm and thought, "Why did I leave this on when it's Saturday?" Ugh. I came into work almost 45 minutes late. What's that? I desperately need a vacation? Yeah, I'm not going to argue with you.

6. Started making plans for my vacation! ;) Boston, baby. Four days, hopefully, and then a weekend trip to Busch Gardens with Ashley. September cannot come fast enough.
evergleam: (ww - everything fades in time)
I watched the pilot last night!

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip )

Seriously, bets on how long til Joshua Malina shows up? I'm saying mid-season. February sweeps?


Anyway. Fiona Apple tonight! I'm working hard to contain my bouncy glee at the moment, just in case you were wondering. *g* We've got pretty awesome seats, and Wolf Trap is a really great venue if you have good seats, so here's hoping for a fantastic show.
evergleam: (ww - we'll do what's hard)
Important things to note today:


2. Andrew Jackson had a big block of cheese, and thank you Leo McGarry for helping me to mildly kick ass at Trivial Pursuit last night. (We so would have won if *someone* hadn't gotten all tired and stuff. Pshaw. I really miss late night games of Trivial Pursuit from 1981). In honor, I watched 'The Crackpots and these Women' from S1 TWW when I got home, and I gotta say, that one would probably be pretty high up on my list of favorite episodes if it weren't for that whole "Gee golly gosh! Look at these here liberated womens!" thing at the end. :p

3. Apparently, according to Hillary Duff anyway, I grew up in the ghetto. I didn't think I could hate anyone related to that whole group of people more than the one twin who called us all white trash, but it seems that I can. Is she really that stupid?

4. I'm volunteering with Ashley at a local music festival tomorrow. Music, free food, sunshine, and (hopefully) cool people. Should be a good time.

5. I'm working tonight, and Sunday. Which kinda sucks, but whatever. I'm resigned to the fact that my manager hates me. It shouldn't last too much longer, anyway. Also, I just remembered, I have no idea what the store's hours are on July 4. I didn't request off, I hope I don't have to work. Eeeep!

6. I know I had something else to say this morning. Consider this a placeholder.
evergleam: (vm - be my solid ground)
I've just been in a severe not-talking kind of mood lately.

Of note:

1. It's officially spring--the Navy boys have changed into their dress whites. Nevermind that most of them are only 18 or 19 years old. If I squint a little, they look older.

2. It's Megan's birthday today. She's been in Africa for over six months, and I still haven't sent her a letter. I'm officially the world's worst best friend.

3. Belated thoughts on Veronica Mars 2x19 )

4. July 31. Fiona Apple, Damien Rice, David Garza. I am so there.

ETA: Cliff, Shag, Marry. It's happening! /Michael Scott
evergleam: (dc love)
Hi. I'm alive.

Went to the Ben Folds/Rufus Wainwright concert last night, and it was so so much fun, complete with my favorite Ben song (My Philosophy) and audience participation on Not the Same. Also, Rufus is awesome. He brought out one of his sisters to sing harmony on Hallelujah and it was so freaking gorgeous. I still can't get over how different his singing voice is from his talking voice, though. It's like two different people. Also, Ben Lee opened, and it was fun and Australian. We were a little disappointed that Ben went before Rufus instead of the other way around, and that they didn't sing anything together (I was so hoping for a little Careless Whispers *g*), but all in all it was lots of fun. And we met up with James and Laura after the show, so yay! Good times.

Today I spent a few hours in DC with Aster and Garrett. It was really far too hot for doing touristy things, but we did spend some time at the Botanical Gardens, so that was good. I really don't go into the city nearly enough any more. I really want to go over to Dupont sometime soon for some gay bar-hopping. Maybe when Megan comes home. :)

Random list for no good reason other than I want to:
Top 10 favorite West Wing episodes )

Ummm, don't mind me if I start spamming with stupid pointless memes tonight. Cause, I still have some sitting around waiting to be posted.
evergleam: (rain never ends (yumeiro))
I'm going through and adding some random people to my friendslist, cause it's fun and people are cool. So hi cool people!

I'm fairly certain I should either be going to sleep now or finishing my homework, but I don't think I'll be doing either at this point.

Oh! I'm planning on sending my friend a mix CD of female artists. She's never been big on female singers, for whatever reason, and I'm thinking I want to change that. One of her gripes is that she just likes the deeper singing voice in a male band or singer. She likes Fiona, so yay, but I'm not sure what exactly to put on the CD.

Any suggestions? I have a ton of Ani DiFranco I can put on it, some Tori, but I have a sneaking suspicion she doesn't like Tori, and I have some other things in mind. She likes a more punk or rock sound, if that helps at all. I'll take anything and everything you guys have to offer, though. ;)

One of these days I want to post about some of the discussions we've been having in my transcendentalism class. We're currently up to gender roles and how the transcendental theory applied to real life, and we kind of stalled in class tonight. I think writing some things out would be beneficial to me, maybe at least help me gain some perspective so I have something to bring up in class. Meh. I dunno.

I get my concert pictures back tomorrow! EXCITED!
evergleam: (south park everclear)
Eeeeeeeeeeee! I love the 9:30 Club. Seriously.

I was thisclose to Art. I was he-could-sweat-on-me close. Like right underneath him for almost the entire show, right at the front of the stage. Still kinda pissed though, cause he picked four girls to go up on stage and he picked the girl right next to me. Grrr. But still! THISCLOSE!

Set list:
Everything to Everyone
Heroin Girl
Volvo Driving Soccer Mom
Fire Maple Song
Annabella's Song
Learning How to Smile (!)
Sex with a Movie Star (new)
Summerland (!)
Glorious (new)
Father of Mine
I Will Buy You A New Life
Beautiful Dream (new)
Local God (!)
Santa Monica
Jenny 867 5309

I have pictures. I hope some of them turn out. It was so much fun. And I drove into DC without getting lost and I even found a place to park for free!

And eeee! Everclear! (It wasn't quite the same without Craig and Greg, but it doesn't matter. I wasn't there for them.) It was an amazing show and definitely worth possibly overdrawing on my account for. Eeee! I wanna do it AGAIN!
evergleam: (past the breakers)
Pick a band and answer the questions using only their song titles.
(Surprise surprise, I picked Everclear)

1. Are you male or female?:
"Queen of the Air"

2. Describe yourself:
"Learning How to Smile"

3. How do some people feel about you?:
"Nervous and Weird"

4. How do you feel about yourself?:
"Out of My Depth"

5. Describe an old girlfriend/boyfriend/interest:
"Now That it's Over"

6. Describe your current girlfriend/boyfriend/interest:
"Wonderful" ;) or "Slow Motion Genius"

7. Where would you rather be?:

8. Where are you?
"Thrift Store Chair"

9. Describe what you want to be:
"Normal Like You"

10. Describe how you live:
"Invisible" or "Loser Makes Good" :)

11. Describe how you love:

12. Share a few words of wisdom:
"You Make Me Feel like a Whore"

Song meme

May. 2nd, 2003 10:21 pm
evergleam: (past the breakers)
1. Name one song you hate to admit you like.
Nsync - It's Gonna Be Me. You know you turn it up and sing along whenever you hear it on the radio...

2. Name two songs that always make you cry.
Smashing Pumpkins - Soothe
A Perfect Circle - 3 Libras

3. Name three songs that turn you on.
The Cure - Just Like Heaven
Lifehouse - Hanging by a Moment ;)
Dream Theater - Fatal Tragedy (don't ask)

4. Name four songs that always make you feel good.
Dispatch - Bang Bang
Green Day - Welcome to Paradise
The Clarks - Butterflies and Airplanes
Barenaked Ladies - If I had a $1,000,000 (and pretty much all of their other songs)

5. Name five songs you couldn't ever do without.
Everclear - Evergleam (obviously)
Ani DiFranco - Joyful Girl
Fiona Apple - On the Bound
Ben Folds - The Luckiest
Foo Fighters - February Stars
evergleam: (Default)
The Foo Fighters rock like a rocking thing. That was an amazing show. I hadn't been to a concert in a good two years, and I can't wait to start going again. ;)

They played almost all of my favorite songs, except this one, which I wasn't really expecting at all. They opened with "All my life" and lead right into "My Hero." Both of which Aster and I saw from about 10 feet away from the man himself. All the rest were in there, including all the new singles, "Hey Johnny Park," "Up in Arms" (which he dedicated to his parents, who happened to be in the audience), "Monkey Wrench" (which was sooo great. He let us all sing the infamous screaming part, and then shut us all up so he could show us how it was done), and of course "Everlong" and "Learn to Fly." The last two were encores, and almost weren't played, cause they blew out the PDA on "This is a Call."

And he did that thing, where he walked around the entire stadium and played half of his song on a stage set up in the back.

And dude! I sung along with Dave Grohl! when I sing along with you, if everything could ever be this real forever, if anything could ever be this good again

Amazing show. I heart the Foo Fighters. Yay!

Alas, now I must write my paper. Stupid paper.


evergleam: (Default)

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