Saturday, December 28, 2002

A Survey I stole from Lola

I see: my cat, my computer and my teddy bear
I need: A new job
I find: That nothing ever goes my way...but sometimes it's not as bad as it seems
I want: More really a job that is less stressful
I have: a fantastic family that can compare with no other no matter how dysfuncional we all
I wish: that one of my concubines were here
I love: my mother
I hate: thinking about how much time I've wasted
I miss: the ease of college and the hope that we all had for the future
I fear: being completely alone
I feel: slightly depressed..and worried about the future
I hear: my nieces playing downstairs
I smell: Stuffed shells
I crave: New music to listen to and inspiration for my story
I search: for a better job
I wonder: How much time I have left..and if it's enough
I regret: not doing some things that were offered to me

When was the last time you ...

Smiled?: when I was at supper talking to the family
Laughed?: when we listened to Elvis Costello's St Stephen's Day Murders
Cried?: Christmas Day..when I really didn't want to go back to work
Bought something?: Today on the BMG site..I bought 3 new cds
Danced?: this morning with my cat to All I Ask of You..waltzing with the kitty :D
Were sarcastic?: I'm always sarcastic
Kissed someone?: this morning mum
Talked to an ex?: Why would I do that?
Watched your favorite movie?: I haven't watched a movie in ages
Had a nightmare?: A few days ago..I was dreaming about my job from hell

A Last time for everything ...

Last book you read: I'm reading Kiss and Tell by Trudi Pacter right now
Last movie you saw: Ghost Ship
Last song you heard: Believe In Me - Dubstat
Last thing you had to drink: Coca Cola
Last time you showered: I prefer baths
Last thing you ate: Stuffed shells and italian hoagie

Do You ...

Smoke?: NO
Do drugs?: No
Have sex?: that's a rather personal question dont ya think...
Sleep with stuffed animals?: I sleep with my no..not stuffed ones...unless they've just eaten...
Live in the moment?: What moment..oh dammit I missed it again..
Have a boyfriend/girlfriend?: No
Have a dream that keeps coming back?: no
Play an instrument?: I used to play french horn..and some keyboard
Believe there is life on other planets?: Of course
Remember your first love?: I try to forget it
Still love him/her?: lno
Read the newspaper?: Every morning
Have any gay or lesbian friends?: Yes..why does that matter
Believe in miracles?: Perhaps
Believe it's possible to remain faithful forever?: No..everything ends
Consider yourself tolerant of others?: It depends..who are the others
Consider love a mistake?: Love doesn't exist
Like the taste of alcohol?: depends on the alcohol
Have a favorite candy?: Raspberry Godiva bars
Believe in astrology?: No but it's fun to read
Believe in magic?: David Copperfield is the anti-christ
Believe in God?: Yes..
Pray?: again yes
Go to church?: Fairly regularly
Have any secrets?: not really
Have any pets: 4 cats a dog and a turtle
Do well in school?: Yes...I was 8th in my high school class and in college I graduated with honors
Go to or plan to go to college?: Bachelors Degree in Business Administration fro California University of PA
Have a major?: Business Administration
Talk to strangers who instant message you?: NO
Wear hats?: I love hats
Have any piercings?: the usual place
Have any tattoos?: I have a low tolerance for pain
Hate yourself?: not life..yes
Have an obsession?: Many
Have a secret crush?: No...
Do they know yet?: if I don't have one...they can't know
Collect anything?: Books..cds..clothes
Have a best friend?: yes Jennifer...
Wish on stars?: Yes
Like your handwriting?: It's a bit sloppy
Have any bad habits?: Many
Care about looks?: least my own
Boy/girlfriend's looks?: Well if that person were ugly would I be with them..this is a weird question
Friends and other people?: Uh no
Believe in witches?: Yes
Believe in Satan?: Yes
Believe in ghosts?: There's one in my house so I better
After Christmas Wish Lists, and other fun things

Ah yes, now that I have a small amount of spending money, and I do mean small, I can ponder the things I really want to buy. Of course if anyone wants to buy them for just go for it, and my wallet thanks you from the emptiest reaches of each compartment.

1. U2 The Greatest hits...(I keep forgetting about this one and I want the deluxe edition)
2. Elvis Costello and Anne Sofie Von Otter For the Stars (it's grown on me what can I say)
3. Erasure-Other People's Songs (out on Jan 28...Everyone buy it)
4. Cyndi Lauper - Shine (when did this ep come out!)
5. Elvis Costello - Girls Girls Girls (yes another compilation that I don't have..I'm a completist)
6. Elvis Costello - Ten Bloody Marys and Ten How's Your Father (another have to understand I'm anal about Elvis)
7. Madonna - Die Another Day (cd single)
8. Peter Murphy - Alive Just for Love
9. Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Best of Ltd Edition (me want me want)
10.David Bowie - The Best of Double Disc (like I said....I'm a completist) and the DVD will be on the movie list..that's being compiled
11. Billie Ray Martin - 18 carat Garbage (import cd..sigh)
12. Caroline Lavelle - Brilliant Midnight (this is the voice of a diva)
13. Nightingale (the cast recording with Sarah fav diva)
14. Peter Gabriel - Up
15. Michael Ball - Center Stage
16. Howard Jones - The Peaceful Tour Deluxe Edition
17. Bryan Ferry - Frantic
18. Dubstar - Make It Better

Oh dear I'm sure there's more..but this is just from an hour or so of searching.

Oh and on to DVDs and videos

1. Spiderman
2. Ice Age
3. David Bowie the Best of collection
4. Evita

Thursday, December 26, 2002

The St. Stephen�s Day Murders

The Christmas sisters were known throughout their small town of Killerarie. Dawn and Eve had dreaded the coming holiday season more than any two people the world over. It didn�t help that their parents had always seen fit to dress them in the color of the season, even when December 25 had long past.

Now that the years had past and they were grown with families of their own, it was their responsibility to entertain the family. It was not a task that either sister relished. Both sisters sat in the large kitchen, Dawn preparing the Christmas feast, while Eve downed another Tia Maria.

�Is it your goal to be bloody sloshed before everyone arrives this year?� Dawn asked.

The empty glass that sat on the table served as answer enough. The cup was filled quickly enough. Eve had not had the best of years. Her husband had left her for his much younger secretary, all in the stereotypical manner, leaving her with the care of her two young sons that were more than a bit hyperactive.

�Don�t you wish you could get rid of them all? I mean when do they bother with us except at Christmas? Never, I tell you. Yet here we are expected to welcome them in to our home and feed them our food, and the day after tomorrow, they�ll all be gone again for another 365 days. Wouldn�t it be lovely to just stick a little bit of cyanide in the turkey, and watch them all drop!�

Dawn�s laughter could be heard all throughout Killerarie. The more stable of the two, she still didn�t relish her holiday duties. Had it been up to her, the gathering would only be her sister and her two sons. Dawn�s own husband had died three years earlier of causes yet to be explained.

�Do you think mere cyanide would do those old harridans and bastards in? I say it�s not nearly strong enough.� Dawn went into the spice cabinet and seemed to be pondering a small container. �How tempting it would be to watch them all fall lifeless to the floor twitching!�

Dawn sprinkled some of the spice on the turkey, grinning secretly to herself. �Are you including your brood in with the rest of them, darling sister?�

It didn�t take Eve long to reply, even though the reply was slurred. �Of course. First thing tomorrow morning they�ll be out chasing some poor little wren around, until it expires! All for holiday tradition! A tradition that their father taught them! Some father! He certainly doesn�t care much for family now that he has his little piece tucked away in London.�

The voices in the large dining hall grew louder and louder. More of the family had just arrived. The sound of Eve�s two sons tormenting their young cousins could be heard as the trampling of their feet beat an offbeat tattoo on the floor.

As the drink took hold of Eve she became more helpful in the kitchen, adding her own spices to the holiday feast. This would truly be dinner that everyone would remember. It very well may be the last one that they ever shared.

Winking in conspiracy with her sister, they began to take the trays of food into the hall. Uncles and Aunts kissed their cheeks and remarked how lovely they looked in their festive costumes. All the faces blurred together as the beer and whiskey began to be poured. The family seemed not to notice that not a morsel passed through the sisters pursed lips as the day went on.

�Ah little Evey still looking so pretty in her red and green. Come give us a kiss child.�

Uncle Albert�s drunken face loomed close to her own. The sight of that red pork chop shaped head drawing closer to her filled her with revulsion, and she quickly pulled back. The scent of more than just whiskey laced his breath. Quickly lifting a tray of appetizers, she thrust them in his face.

�Dawn made these yummy rolls, have one Uncle, I�m sure you�ll love it!�

As she turned away in escape she heard her sister squeal out, �Uncle Marcus, your tie! It�s in the punch bowl.�

It seemed the whole room snickered. No one was near drunk enough to comment on the huge ugly fish shaped tie that he wore. It was obviously a gift from one of his two irrepressible children. His daughters stampeded through the room, followed closely behind by her own two boys and the family dog.

How odd that the goodwill should only last long enough to exchange gifts and devour every tiny bit of food. It was remarkable how much food these people could consume. Perhaps they would explode before the special ingredients in the food took effect.

Pouring herself another tia maria she sat down at the table in the kitchen. The huge roasting pan sat in front of her, filled with the remains of the holiday turkey. For a brief second she thought she heard it gobble in anger at her. Spilling her drink she rushed back into the hall with the family.

�There you are Eve. I believe our little feast has been a great success.�

Both sister turned to see the many slumped bodies lying about the room. With an evil grin the two sisters muttered.

�We�ve finally got rid of them!�

It was their answer to the killing of the wrens�In the St. Stephen�s Day Murders��The Tia Marias flowed all through the night and into the feast of St. Stephen. This year though, not a wren was harmed by a child of Christmas.

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Merry Christmas

Hope all of you have a great holiday. My Blog will return to normal on the 26th..or perhaps even tomorrow...if I'm very bored...Take care..and enjoy the day!

Monday, December 23, 2002

Happy Holidays

Yours truly is so tired right now..she can't comprehend much of anything let alone writing in the story...Hopefully...I'll be able to post some more for you as my Christmas Present to you..

I leave you with a list of my favorite Christmas songs..and the artists that performed these favored versions..

Put a little love in your heart - Annie Lennox and Al Green
Do They Know it's Christmas - Band Aid
O Holy Night - Michael Crawford
St. Stephen's Day Murders - Elvis Costello
Ding Dong - George Harrison
Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney
Thanks For Christmas - XTC
Santa Baby - Madonna
Christmas from the Family - Jill Sobule
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) U2
What Christmas Means to Me - Paul Young..

Happy Holidays.....

Sunday, December 22, 2002


time: 7:50 p m
date: dec.22.02
listening: Elvis Costello and the Cheiftains-St. Stephen's Day Murders
reading: John Updike Rabbit, Run
needing: Still needing that new job.
talking: to no one right now.
thinking: when will I ever get around to making that Costello Compilations

__�find me

aim: LadyRimmer

I keep stealing things from Java's diary... I'm so bad. Just to let you all know I've been doing some updating today...OcelotLand is updated. I've also updated the Fanfiction Blog with the story Brilliant Mistake at Linds' insistance.

You'll be happy also to know that I'll be posting some of the Man Out of Time story here later this evening. I just started working on that one again.

Again I'm always interesting in knowing which stories you like the best.

Oh and in keeping with the holiday season...I want to post the lyrics to my the Mr. Elvis Costello

St Stephen's Day Murders
(Paddy Moloney/Elvis Costello)
I knew of two sisters whose name it was Christmas
And one was named Dawn of course, the other one was named Eve
I wonder if they grew up hating the season
Of the good will that lasts till the Feast of St. Stephen

For that is the time to eat, drink and be merry
'Til the beer is all spilled and the whiskey is flowed
And the whole family tree you neglected to bury
Are feeding their faces until they explode

There'll be laughter and tears over Tia Marias
Mixed up with that drink made from girders
And it's all we've got left as you draw your last breath
And it's nice for the kids as you've finally got rid of them
In the St Stephen's Day Murders

Uncle is garglin' a heart-breaking air
While the babe in his arms pulls out all that remains of his hair
And we're not drunk enough yet to dare criticize
The great big kipper tie he's about to baptize

His gin-flavoured whispers and kisses of sherry
His best crimble shirt flung out over the shop
While the lights from the Christmas tree blow up the telly
His face closes in like an old cold pork chop

Alternate Chorus:
And the carcass of the beast left over from the feast
May still be found haunting the kitchen
And there's life in it yet we may live to regret
When the ones that we poisoned stop twitchin'

Ah yes..this day's blog is very random!!

Tune in next time..when Sybil...posts more of her Man Out of Time story....

Saturday, December 21, 2002

The New Blog

As some of you may have noticed there's a link to 'My Fanfiction Blog'. Well I've got the lovely little blogger up and going now...It has a pretty little template...and 4 stories posted...You Want Her Too, Maybe I'm Amazed and the revised well as We Close Our Eyes..

I'll be adding more stories over the next few days so you can read them all if you'd like..

I'm now debating which stories to post next..I'm thinking Such Unlikely Lovers and Brilliant Mistake.

Anyone have any suggestions..
Current Stats

time: 5:56 p m
date: dec.21.02
listening: "Oh L'Amour" :> Erasure Marky Mix
reading: S. John Updike.
needing: A new job.
talking: to not a soul at the moment.
thinking: about making a Elvis Costello compilations series...

Well I'll tell you this, working on the Elfshrine is not fun. I spent several hours on that yesterday to get no where..and I deleting a whole page of pictures, only to have the site tell me that I was at my quota? So that was time wasted, I will spend no more than an hour on that. I really want to come up with another page or so in my story, cos I know that my dear readers can't live without an installment..and I've not delivered any reading material in several days..My humble apologies.

A friend of mine through trading circles made a Costello cd called The Songs Summer Sings "The Relationship Rollercoaster" I really want to make a cd of like continue the same vein...It has mostly songs EC did himself ..but also 2 songs from the album with Anne Sofie Von Otter...For the Stars..

Java is doing a great job at listing her new wave mp3 collection at her diary..I'd do that..but it would take too much time..suffice to say that the music whore has too many mp3s and cds to begin to catalog everything..

But I'm going to offer some more suggestions to those of you that are into the new wave scene...or 80's music..or what not..

Elvis Costello...Get it all dammit..if not..Punch the Clock is the most new wavey of this "God"'s collection
Songs of note from that cd

Everyday I Write a Book
Pills and Soap
Let Them All Talk
The Greatest Thing

Seasonally you might want to check out the Annie Lennox Al Green duet Put a Little Love in Your Heart and XTC's Thanks for Christmas

Midge Ure/ultravox/visage

answers to nothing
dancing with tears in my eyes
fade to grey
dear god

La Gloria (for comic relief)
March on down the line
Witch in the Ditch
Don't Say No

Glass Tiger
Don't forget me (when I'm gone)
I'm Still Searching
I Will Be There

Yazoo/Alison Moyet
Love Resurrection
nobody's diary
ode to a boy
don't go
too pieces
only you

Paul Young

Everytime you go away
come back and stay
everything must change
love of the common people

Is that enough for now?

download and enjoy these if you can

Friday, December 20, 2002

What do you want to know?
[[FIRST & MIDDLE NAME:]] Andrea Jane

[[NICKNAMES]] Andii, An, Cleo, Queen

[[HAIR COLOR:]] Dark brown..almost blackish

[[HAIR LENGTH:]] almost chin length

[[EYE COLOR:]] brown

[[HEIGHT:]] In the neighborhood of 5'2 or 5'3

[[BIRTHDAY:]] July 2, 1974

[[LOCATION:]] Pennsylvania

[[SHOE SIZE:]] 8

[[ZODIAC SIGN:]] Cancer (malignant)

[[SIBLINGS:]] 2 Debby and Rudy..both older


[[GENRE OF MUSIC:]] 80's new wave and rock

[[MUSIC ARTIST:]] Elvis Costello-Erasure-Oingo Boingo

[[MOVIE:]] Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Dangerous Liasions, About A Boy, Chocolat, From Hell

[[BRAND:]] DKNY when I can afford it..if not the Target brand...

[[SONG:]] �Man Out of Time" Elvis Costello "Everyday" Erasure version "Try to Believe" Oingo Boingo

[[WORD:]] fuck

[FOOD:]] Mexican

[[DRINK:]] Coke

[[COLOR:]] Black..wait that's not a's a neutral....Purple

[[GIRL NAME:]] Angela

[[BOY NAME:]] Declan

[[RADIO STATION:]] Radio sucks

[[ANIMAL:]] Cat's and Dogs
[[ICE CREAM FLAVOR:]] cherry chocolate chip

[[QUOTE:]] "I don't fucking hardly think so"-Greg Proops

[[DAY OF THE WEEK:]] Sunday

[[MONTH:]] July

[[DO YOU]]



[[THINK YOU HAVE COMMON SENSE:]] only on the third tuesday of every month with a Q in it

[[PLAY SPORTS/ WHAT KIND OF SPORTS DO YOU LIKE:]]'ve got to be joking..I'm a wussy

[[BELIEVE IN ALIENS:]] sure I do..only I wish they'd beem up the world could get back to normal

[[LIKE SITCOMS:]] some of them...

[[HAVE A BOYFRIEND OR GIRLFRIEND:]] Not for a long long time

[[THINK YOUR STYLE/FASHION IS COOL:]] I'm borderline trendy...though for work I'm conservative

[[HAVE ANY PIERCINGS:]] Just my ears thank you

[[DO DRUGS:]] no.

[[DRINK:]] occassionally

[[HAVE SEX:]] If the opportunity presented itself


[[SMOKED:]] yes

[[DRANK:]] yes...I'm 28...if I hadn't I'd be a sorry loser

[[GOTTEN DRUNK:]] Once or twice yes

[[WENT BUNJEE JUMPING:]] I dont' fucking hardly think so

[[HAD A CRUSH ON A TEACHER:]] If you saw my teachers you wouldn't ask that

[[BROKE THE LAW:]] Well if speeding tickets count..yeah



[[KISSED A GUY:]] yes

[[LAUGHED:]] Well yes...on a regular basis

[[BEEN EMBARASSED:]] More times than I'd like to admit

[[CRIED:]] Again yes

[[WANTED TO DIE:]] right now

[[BEEN SCARED TO HALF DEATH:]] Oh yeah..many times

[[STOLE ANYTHING:]] grade school..when I didnt' know better


[[THOUGHT ABOUT OR TRIED TO KILL YOURSELF:]] Thought about it..when life was very unkind..but I'd never do it..

[[WENT SKINNY DIPPING:]] I don't bare flesh

[[BEEN IN LOVE:]] Love doesn't exist

[[SAID "I LOVE YOU" AND DID NOT MEAN IT:]] Haven't we all





[[WROTE YOU A NOTE:]] Kristin..well and IM

[[CALLED YOU:]] Tina

[[KISSED YOU:]] My Mom...

[[HUGGED YOU:]] My Mom

[[EMAILED YOU:]] My Brother

[[TOLD YOU THEY LOVe YOU:]] The Parental Units

[[WAS MEAN TO YOU:]] I can't really recall anything recently

[[SAID SOMETHING NICE TO YOU:]] My Parents..they really wuv me :D

[[YOU SAW A MOVIE WITH:]] nephew

[[YOU WENT TO THE MALL WITH:]] The Parental units

[[SAID THEY HATED YOU:]] um...i don't know



[[WHAT WILL YOU NAME YOUR KIDS:]] Not having any

[[WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR WIFE/HUSBAND TO BE LIKE:]] Someone generous and kind..who wants a wife that doesn't work..

[[WHERE WILL YOU LIVE:]] whereever our jobs might be..or our family




[[WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?]] getting fired

[[THE 3 BEST INSIDE JOKES YOU HAVE:]] �the Lizard Sauce" "the fuzzy cuffs" "my concubines"


[[WHAT KIND OF SHOES DO YOU WEAR:]] Any kind that strike my fancy

[[WHAT KIND OF CLOTHES DO YOU SLEEP IN:]] T-shirts..flannel..


[[WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED:]] A church wedding I suppose..

[[IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WISH, WHAT WOULD IT BE:]] I'd like to have a one on one conversation with Greg Proops..or a night of meaningless sex with Elvis Costello or Danny Elfman


[[WHAT DO YOU REALLY DISLIKE:]] My disgusting traumatising job

[[DESCRIBE YOUR FIRST KISS:]] Innocent and not worth a mention

Thursday, December 19, 2002

A Day in the Life

I'm just about ready to give up on the job..Why can't I find something else. I'm close to having a nervous breakdown because of this. I've never worked anywhere that made me so frightened before. I'm scared of a damn job! Can you believe that?

I'm just not excited about anything right now. In fact if I could give up the ghost right now..I would. Nothing has gone right in my life in months..shy of the Episode of Elvis...which was a complete fluke in my life..cos good things don't happen to me..

I don't think I've ever been this depressed in my whole life...all I want to do is sleep...and even that isn't comforting, because when I wake up I have to go back to that job, where I can't seem to do a damn thing right.

So if anyone wants to get me anything for Christmas, Prozac would be good for starters..

I'm taking the day off from writing in any of the stories..I want to work on the Not My Slave Story over the weekend as well as Man Out of Time..but I'm not setting any schedules for myself..cos I'll never be able to make them..

The plus is I'm done just about with all my trades..Just one more disc to burn...for the Boston Tree and I'll be done.. So I might get to work on one of the websites..likely Mr. Elfman's Nightmare..cos that's the one that's disturbing me most...What I think I'm going to remove the concert picture..and do more recent stuff...and really dishy older pics.

AGAIN feel free to leave me or on the chatterbox..

Until tomorrow Kidlets..Peace Love and Understanding...what's so funny about them?

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

The end of the story is near

I think I want to wait until tomorrow to post the rest of my creation. The ending my surprise some of you..others may not be so surprised. I'm working out a few odds and ends on it as I type. I certainly hope you have enjoyed that story..You can always leave feedback on the shout outs..or the chatterbox.

This story actually took quite a different turn from how I planned it..I had originally planned on having all my concubines in the mix..but only a few actually made it. For some reason, Elvis..takes control of any story he's in. I'm sure there will be a battle of some proportion in Man Out of Time..between Everett and Peter over Alex. I think Man Out of Time will be the first story I write with Elvis..that he doesn' t get the girl...

Ooops am I giving away the ending you haven't read yet? Not entirely...but again..I keep my Greggie credible..

Until Tomorrow..or maybe shortly...Peace Out

Sunday, December 15, 2002

Sunday Afternoon Musings

Ah yes, here I sit trying to edit my Danny Elfman Photo Shrine..I have many new pictures of the Elf that need to be shared, Plus I want to take the Screen Grabs down, and redo my Grabbing the Elfman site at some point. Right now I just want to clean the site up so that the pictures that are working are the ones that are showing..and then I'll make the additions in the coming weeks.

I really love my elfman shrine...and I want it to be a nicely viewed and user friendly site, unfortunately working with tripod is not easy..and since I'm cheap and don't wish to pay for webspace..I have to deal with it's nastiness...

Here is the link to my photo shrine Mr Elfman's Nightmare I'm not sure if you'll get to view it..I've reached my bandwidth!! I can't even edit the damn site properly now!! So I guess I may be moving on to my Ocelot Land site to work..If you do go to the Elfman Shrine..Please sign the guest book..I like to know who's been to my websites..

I've actually accomplished a few of the things on my too do list!

I finished reading that nasty Delta Wedding novel..I also did the 100 things about me...that got all of us bloggers addicted..thanks to Java! A good portion of the trees are decorated. I have one tree..a tiny artificial tree is now in my bedroom..with all my funky coke bear and marvin martion ornaments..on it. Our big tree is downstairs in the living room..and is fairly complete...but I want new ornaments! I always want new ornaments for the tree. You'll also see a bit of the You Want Her Too story posted here shortly. I've been working on that one on and off..

What I'm finding it hard to do right now is get those darn cds burned, and those are the things I need to do the most! Ah well I better get to burning..

Saturday, December 14, 2002

Stupid Bloody Puters

I'm trying to burn the Erasure cds know those remixes I mentioned a few weeks ago? I'm trying to burn them on a different program to see if the errors that are on a few of the mp3s show up on the new copies...

Unfortunately my puter is not enjoying multitasking or much of anything else tonight. I'm trying to IM...Brighid and burn ...and well..finish this blog and the puter is Nope..I don't fucking hardly think so. Damn the puter for stealing the line of my Proopsie.

I promise you guys a few updates on both stories as soon as my puter complies

Friday, December 13, 2002

100 fun facts about me

1. The Music Whore has over 3000 cds and over 300 concert cdrs in her collection
2. Most of the concert collection are Elvis Costello Concerts
3. I have a passion for romance novels
4. My passion has inspired me to write my own stories and fanfiction
5. In 6th grade I completed my first fanfiction about George Harrison and it filled a whole 3 subject notebook
6. My first crush was Davy Jones
7. The Monkees were my first concert.
8. I've seen almost all of my musical obsessions in concert.
9. The bands I've not seen...Erasure, Oingo Boingo, Roxette, George Harrison and Glass Tiger
10.I've actually met 5 celebrities in my life
11. One of them is Elvis Costello
12. Two of them are Whose Line Cast Members
13. One of them Isn't Greg Proops
14. I didn't discover Whose Line until 2000
15. Tony Slattery was my first Whoser Crush...Greg came second
16. I discovered Whose Line when I was inbetween jobs
17. Greg is the only celebrity to ever write back to me.. and I have about 5 notes from him.
18. I actually talked to Greg from the stage at the Funny Bone
19. Station Square is my favorite spot in Pittsburgh
20. There are only 3 cities that I truly want to visit...Toronto, London and NYC
21. I was in Toronto only long enough to see the Phantom of the Opera in 92
22. I love musical theatre and realize now that Andrew Lloyd Webber is highly overrated
23. Sarah Brightman is one of my favorite female vocalists.
24. I got into Boingo through an ex boyfriend who looked alot like Danny Elfman
25. We broke uo because I wasn't as obsessed with Boingo as he was
26. Skin is my favorite boingo make out song.
27. My idol growing up was Olivia Newton John
28. Xanadu is still on of my favorite films
29. My job is worse than I make it sound
30. Some of my best friends are people I've never met
31. I have 4 cats a dog and a turtle
32. I'm a shy person.
33. I'm partial to anything with vampires.
34. One of my fav sci fi shows is Forever Knight about a vampire cop in toronto
35. My favorite authors are Anne Rice and Amanda Quick
36. My favorite Greg Proops quote is "I don't fucking hardly think so"
37. I've been known to be reading 3 books at one time
38. I don't like knowing too much about the personal lives of my concubines
39. I bought my first Elvis Costello record because he worked with Paul McCartney
40. Most of my stories are inspired by music I listen too.
41. I love to go clubbing but I never have anyone to go with.
42. I will probably never marry
43. My family is the most important thing in my life
44. I'm a lector in my church.
45. I've never owned a new car
46. My computer is my prized possession
47. I didn't get my first computer until 1999
48. The Improv All Stars were the first comedic act that i've seen.
49. I've been a fan of stand up comedians since I was in junior high.
50. I loved Eric Idle's short lived sitcom Nearly Departed
51. I can find an Elvis Costello song to fit any mood.
52. I've never really been in love
53. My 2 favorite Costello songs are Man Out of Time and This House is Empty Now
54. I'm easily depressed
55. I am a woman of many mood swings
56. Christmas is the most depressing time of year for me.
57. My favorite scent is Allure by Chanel
58. my hearts been broken and mended too many times
59. If I could have any career it would be a second choice would be a writer
60. I've memorized most of the lyrics to the musical Evita
61. Coca Cola and Potatoe chips are my weaknesses
62. I can bribed with offers of Tiramisu
63. The Eat N Park Christmas commerical makes me want to cry
64. My favorite novel is Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera
65. I made my parent's see Nightmare Before Christmas on it's opening night.
66. I can't stand Duran Duran's cover of Watching the Detectives
67. I still own and buy vinyl records
68. I don't own any Costellos albums on vinyl, but I have large collections of Duran, Erasure and Boingo on vinyl
69. Is my favorite number (jk)
70. My favorite Erasure song is Runaround on the Underground
71. The first Erasure cd I heard was Chorus
72. I collect Coke Bears
73. I despise the Official site for Greg Proops
74. The EC Home Page is my most frequently visited website
75. I'm trying to acquire most of the taped Costello shows from this years model...I mean tour
76. I find it hard to think of 100 things that will amuse you about me.
77. Blogging is one of my favorite activities
78. I watch only 2 or 3 tv shows...Whose Line is it Anyway and Good Eats are my favorites
79. I watch cooking shows..on Food Network, but can't cook to save myself
80. I have a strange fondness for geeky men
81. I've managed to acquire more than half of Danny Elfman's film scores
82. Elvis Costello and Erasure make up the largest portion of my cd collection with over 100 cds or cdrs each
83. My love for Duran Duran has faded over the years..but my love for Erasure has remained
84. My favorite Depeche Mode songs are usually sung by Martin Gore
85. My favorite video is Cheap Trick's "I Can't Take It"
86. Elvis Costello signed my favorite picture of him from this year
87. I often get lines of songs stuck in my head
88. Love is always scarpering or cowering or one of them
89. Tart....and the flavor another
90. I have as many books as I do cds
91. Terry Prachett is my fav sci-fi author
92. I really miss watching Red Dwarf on PBS
93. Chris Barrie is my favorite British Comedian..from Red Dwarf and Brittas Empire
94. Punch the Clock is one of my favorite Costello albums
95. The first costello cd I bought was Spike
96. I made a 7 cd set of remixes of Madonna songs
97. I constantly ponder why the naked chef isn't naked
98. This is almost done
99. My pets never cease to amaze me
100. I actually found 100 things to tell you about me....

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Stuff and Nonsense

Ah yes, another randome blog by yours truly. I'm slowly working to have some story coming your way. I think if life treats me well, this weekend I'll work on the story formerly known as An Innocent Man...Just to be different..and because well it's been neglected for a month or so now..

I still can't find the copy of disc one of Irvine 93..wish I had a clue of where this disc went..but I have 2 people that have offered to copy the show for me. Bless them!!! There's nothing worse then having something disappear like that! The only good that came out of losing that...I cleaned my rooms a bit..I still don't know where everything is..but it's better oraganize than before...

Favorite Fantasies

Yes...I've decided to share...some inner most...thoughts with you..I promise not to be too explict..but right now..I'm I'm going to share!

1. The Elf-fantasy...In my own little mind..I'm Danny's Personal Assistant..working out of his house...How convenient..If you've ever seen the picture of Danny sitting by the big picture window on an oriental rug..lets just say..on a lovely day..that rug gets put to good us...Assist you Danny? Anything you say, sir!

2. The Costello-fantasy...I have this to say..cos it's really not worth typing out twice...go to my fanfiction page..and read the first part of Such Unlikely Lovers...That's my costello fantasy...No I lie..I have many..cos I'd love to step into Alex's Distorted Angel as well.....

3. The Proops-fantasy..Oh god there are so many that revolve around him...The original premise for Maybe I'm amazed..would be my ultimate fantasy. I would be a singer on the verge of stardom (oh how I wish I could sing) and also a friend of Tony Slattery..who introduces me to Greg because he's writing an article on Musical theatre for some magazine...I also have visions of him having his car breakdown after a party..and him coming back to my house soaked...after stripping down to cow print boxers...ah..which produces much laughter from me...he strips..and has his wicked way with me..

Why can't dreams come true?

Monday, December 09, 2002

Recommended Listening...from the cd player of the Music Whore

Ah if only Mr. Proops were reading this. Lord knows of all my Concubines, Greg Proops is the only one with a serious problem in the musical taste department. I've actually been buying some cds lately. Don't look so shocked. I do buy music as well as trade live recordings.

So here is a list of some cds you should check out..some I've mentioned before..some I haven't..some are old..some are newish..but all of them are worth a listen..if you haven't already done so.

1. Matchbox twenty Disease
2. Paul McCartney Driving Rain and Driving US
3. Midge Ure Breathe
4. Elvis Costello Cruel Smile (live tracks and remixes..and the video for 45)
5. George Harrison Brainwashed
6. Robert Plant Now and Zen
7. Elton John Reg Strikes back and Made in England
8. Cheap Trick Lap of Luxury and Busted
9 Oingo Boingo Dark at the End of the Tunnel and Boi-ngo (or wherever that hyphen is supposed to be)
10.Lisa Stansfield Real Love
11.Julia Fordham Concrete Love

I'm sure I could give you some more..but I think that should be enough to keep you listening..Nothing is from the same genre,and each are great in there own unique ways. I'd force Greggie to listen to them all...especially if it meant not hearing about the Beastie Boys or Lou Reed!!

Lou Reed is one of the musical anti-christs...

Saturday, December 07, 2002

I'm such a blogging whore

There can't be much more to rant about. I think I left all the gorey details about my day from hell at my LiveJournal. So go there, to get the full scoop.

Essentially this is what I need to accomplish before Monday morning. Are you ready for this.

1. Burn the 3 MarkyMix CDs for my friend Jim, and do the artwork for the third cd as well
2. Burn CD trades for Tom, Charles,David, Possibly Brighid..and I think there's one more person..but I may be wrong. Don't ask how many discs, because the number is staggering.
3. Get the Christmas Card for Greg Printed out
4. Get the Christmas messages for Greg, compiled and printed out.
5. Update Man Out of Time.

It's Saturday night..and I have part of number 1 completed...and part of number 2 ...So essentially I'm no where near done with anything. I'm tired and somewhat cranky from my shopping experiences today, and I really don't want to do anything..but oh well..I have promises I need to keep...

Friday, December 06, 2002

The first blog of the Day...Proopslusting and Musical Musing

No rants today kidlets. The week ended on a fairly decent note. I only need to spend about 4 hours at work tomorrow on issues, and my mind will be free to wander onto other things. I'm not sure what other things, but definitely other things.

Perhaps, my mind will just stray to the lovely man that is Greg Proops. You might know..or not..that he is the inspiration for the character Everett in the Man out of Time story. (oh and there will be more of that story later..) Mind you, dear readers..Everett is not Greg..he's just based on my idea of how the Proopdog is...

It's no secret..if I had to tell you who my perfect man was....Greg Proops would be the one I'd select. Sure I love my other concubines dearly. Elvis Costello is actually a very close second in my list, but no one can really take Greg's place.

Now on to my musical musings

I'm still having fun downloading and burning the Erasure Marky Mixes. There are 3 cds worth of mixes..2 and a half if your anal, cos disc 3 is only 9 songs. I have to find some more pictures of my Erasure Boys..for the covers of these discs though.

The other musical musing is Boingo...I just remembered how wonderful the song Insanity can be when life is stressful. I'm not sure exactly what it is about this song, but it really seems to release alot of tensions. I swear...after a day of work, I need to have a whole 80 minute cd of just that song...

I'm compiling a list of songs that reduce stress...This is the list thus far...

1. Insanity-Boingo
2. Only Makes Me Laugh-Danny Elfman
3. How to Be Dumb-Elvis Costello
4. Push-Matchbox Twenty
5. Unhappy Birthday - the Smiths
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again-the Smiths

Feel free to let me know of any additions...

Wednesday, December 04, 2002

Today's Blog----Random Rants and Musical Musings

I thought I'd give the story a break today..cos I had an awful day at work. I wish I could have just one day where I felt like I accomplished something! I feel like everything I do is wrong there. It makes me crazy. We have 2 hours of downtime..and when I have followups..they take up all my I can't get my issues done..So I go in on Saturdays!!! Which actually is not as bad as you think..cos aren't getting phone calls from obnoxious people!!

Next Rant!!! Lack of hours in the day..I swear I was working more..when I worked for that other nasty company, and I managed to get loads of stuff done at home...Now..I get next to nothing done..and I'm constantly tired...I don't know why..I imagine it's from the stress of the job that's making me stressed..I just wish I had more people to talk to ...I have a market lack of friends in my life now..Most of the people that I talked to in my training class are elsewhere.. so no fun at work..and no one to talk to at lunch...Talk about feeling isolated....

On a happy note Good Eats is on.... see the bottom picture on the right side of my blog..he's the cutey holding the container of Salt..I'm happy I can see one of my concubines..Cos...visions of Greg Proops are definitely lacking in my life right now as well... That man has the freakiest wardrobe...I love it..I admire a man with loud shirts..and funky specs!! Rock On Alton!!! I love watching him..the shows are just hilarious...and entertaining..even though I can't cook to save myself...I fucking burn water!!

now for the Musical Musings

Erasure...yes..those cute little boys pictured at the right..I'm working on a remix cd for my friend Jim in Ohio..It's going to have all the major remixes from the MarkyMix website If you like Erasure this is definitely a site you want to check out...the remixes are to die for...They don't distort the song..and give each one a more danceable air (like Erasure isn't dancy to start with)

oh and more about the Erasure boys..I might have mentioned that they are doing an album of be released around Jan. 28. Well like everything's been leaked to the net!! If you have a chance to download any of the tracks...Try the cover of You've Lost That Lovin Feeling..the other steller covers are Solsbury Hill and Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) This is definitely going to be an album worth buying!! Trust me..

Oh on another happy note!! I'm finally getting the score for Red Dragon!!! Thank God for Best Now if only they'd send me my password!! So I'll have all of this years my Pookie Elfy!!

And speaking of my concubines


Go look at the the right..and click on the MORE link!!! I've got all my fav pics of Elvis Costello and Danny Elfman there..and a whole page of Proopdog pics..If you have any favs of your can email them to me..cos I'm a picture whore..and they'll be displayed in my album!! I'm still looking for a few pics of the Proopdog that are floating about on cdrs somewhere!! Cos the more proopdog goodness that I have in my life the better!!!

Well Kidlets..I'm signing off for the night..Tomorrow..will bring more story for you...I needed a break from the story...Though I'd like some feedback on what you've read so far!!

Saturday, November 30, 2002

Things are changing. Times are changing

Well I'm sure since the last time you visited this blog, many things have changed. This is what happens when I grow restless and bored. Thanks to Linds, I was becoming dissatified with my plain old blog. So off I went to the blogskins site she directed me too. I fell in love with this I figured I'd give it a try...There's still much to do to make the blog completely functional. Like getting my archives working properly...God knows if that will ever happen...

But anyway..I thought this new background suited me...The tag board has been abandoned in favor of a weather pixie I'm unsure of...and then I have to get my links and archives sorted...but I'm hoping the end results will be nice..cos i really like this format...

Until the next time kidlets....

Thursday, November 28, 2002

My Tribute to George Harrison...which is also located at my Living In the 80's Obliviion Yahoo Group

What can I say about this man..It'll will be a year since his passing
tomorrow...I find myself finally able to listen to his music again.
The Beatles were a strong influence on me growing up. In fact the 2
bands I listened to the most in grade school were the Monkees and the

The Monkees were the first concert I attended..then Eric Clapton and
Paul you can see how far my taste in music reaches..

Well the other night I found myself watching the interview with
Olivia Harrison on the telly...and it was then that I realized that
George was a normal man...just like anyone else...More a normal man
than he was a Beatle...And more than that he was a man deeply touched
by spirituality...

It still saddens me to think that he's gone, that after
Brainwashed..there will never be anymore music from him. It also
saddens me..that other than the 2 cds with the Traveling
Wilburys...he hasn't done a record since 87's Cloud 9..which I
loved...regardless of what the critics say about it...

What I appreciate most about George's music was the fact that while
at times it can be deeply can also be
humorous...sarcastic...or even just plain romantic..]

I could recommend a list of songs that you should find and listen
to..but I would hope that it wouldn't be necessary...

I think the world isn't truly aware of what a good man George
was..and how important his contribution to music really was..

I still miss you George....
Happy the Americans...and Happy Fuck off Puritan Day! to the British

Ah's the day that we in America gorge ourself on turkey, stuffing and all kinds of other tasty things...only to regret it when we step on the scale a week later...Ah could be worse..

It's actually one of the quieter holidays in my part of the woods..The only family besides our regular 6 people is my grandmother..All the rest our with their significant others and their families..and for that I give thanks!! Yee Ha! This goes down on the books as one of the quietest holidays ever in my family...

No arguments...No food crying...It's so almost makes me think that somethings wrong...

So right now...until I decide to write some more of one of the stories..I'm going to do as Depeche Mode says...Enjoy the Silence

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002

A Concubine's Been Set Free!!

There is only one topic that I can possibly blog about today...and that is the announcement of the divorce of Cait O'Riordan from Elvis Costello!!!

I do realize that it is very wrong of me to be basking in the knowledge that one of my main concubines is now free...but I can't help it..Elvis is a free man!!! Yeee Haaa!! That brings me insane amounts of joy!! From what I've heard as well they've been separated since Sept...which makes me sad...cos I had my mits on him in Oct...and I could have tried to put the moves on him!!!

Ah...well...must try try again....

Im really wondering what brought this on...since 15 petals was about Cait...and well...he spoke so fondly of the 15 years they were married...just seems to me as odd that they should be divorcing....but well Declan has been know to be free with his favors...Of course that wouldn't make sense either..since the divorce was supposedly freindly like...

I have to say I just really don't understand..but I also just really don't care either...cos now I can dream...about marrying him..and well ya least he's not put a damper on my know like other speccy sexy men....don't want to name names...but GREG!!!

So tonight I'll be dreaming Sweet Dreams all about Elvis!!!! A single Elvis!! A beautiful handsome wonderful SINGLE Elvis...

It can't get no gooda than this!!!

Sunday, November 24, 2002

For the moment..Today's topic is... Random Rants..and Musical Musings

First rant is the usual..I'm not getting enough Greg Proops goodness in my life..A girl can only wait so long to see her Pookie Proopsie Pie. Thankfully my friend Erin has given me a vhs of V/S goodness..mind you..I've never watched V/S before..I missed out on that show..cos it was on at times that didn't work well with my work schedule..When it was first on..I didn't even know who Greg Proops the time I got hip to him..V/S was gone... such is my luck.

On a happy of my kittens made a lovely collage and I'm now using it as the group picture over at Ocelots. So feel free to check it out..

Second rant..Friends that just don't act like friends anymore..I have this friend..who will remain nameless..but I've known her since I was in 6th grade...and she has a job which gives her alot of overtime...which I understand..but considering we've been friends for ages..and we both have email addys would think that she would send an email every now and then...NO..she wouldn't do that..

When I was having problems a month or so back..she invited me to stay for the weekend...and I agreed, needing to get away from life in general. So when she comes to pick me up..she has a friend with her..that I didn't know..and well proceeds to not care what about my feelings for the rest of the weekend...When he leaves..she calls her friend Beth...who I like..very sweet person..but again..Beth's feelings etc....take precendence over mine..and we end up in a bar...yippie skippy...I got 1 drink the whole night and a sandwich at primantis...I'm so fucking thrilled. I also got my first glimpse of the Tiki Lounge..which they wouldn't take me to...Likely cos I would have enjoyed myself there...but wait it gets better..she gets a raise..and hops a plane and takes her new boyfriend to NYC...last weekend.. she can't call me and say hello..or send me an email..but if I was any of her other friends..she'd do anything...lend money..etc..suffice to say I'm pissed off at her right now.. that I've got that rant out of my system..on to the next one..

I spent half the morning sorting out the tag messenger..only for it to go!! I was so excited about this..finally got it up on my page..where everything looks all right and nice..and it's down for maintenance or summat!!! Sniff..I wanted to have a new toy!!! WAH!!!

now onto my musical musings for today..

I've found that if left alone long enough I will pull out all my unlabeled cdrs and play least once..however scary the outcome might be..So far I've listened to Duran Duran..Erasure..Oingo Boingo..Semisonic..Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney today at some point...

What do I have in the stereo right now...Elvis Costello's Unplugged...don't know yet if it's the Pluggelectric boot or Unplugged and Unshaven..a minute ago I was listening to Boingo at the Whiskey in 1980...Yup..the music whore is having mood swings today..I'm still so very tired..I was cleaning for the better part of the music is the only thing keeping me going right now..

I was buying cds and stuff again..yesterday..acquired the new matchbox twenty cd but was unable to find George Harrison's Brainwashed. I've loved George Harrison since I was a little girl...and his passing has affected me like no other celebrity..The world doesn't truly understand what they've that he's gone..

Until tomorrow ....when I will have more of Man Out of Time for You...

Thursday, November 21, 2002

It's that time to do my favorite thing!!!

Random Rants

I love when friends blow you off for the opposite's always nice to come in about 5th or 6th on your best friends list of priorities..And she can't be bothered to call or email you in over 2 weeks...and when she does call you..she lies to you. I'm going to make a mental note to buy some new friends...

The questions are almost ready for Greg..but dammit I swear some of the emails have disappeared from my drafts folder..making it uber stressful for me..and the kittens that submitted the questions..dammit where do they go!!

Why is it when you make a special trip to a store for something it's never there. I went to Best Buy for the new Costello reissues and I had to order them from the website..cos the damn shipment was late!!

Oh and why is it when you 5 minutes left in your shift that the last call of the day takes 20 minutes and is so confusing that the issues that you were about to work on...can't get completed cos your brain is like mush?

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Random Thoughts About Music start with I've actually made some cd purchases this week. That's something I haven't done in quite awhile. Not because I spend time downloading or anything of that nature..but because I had no money until this past Friday!

These are the 3 cds I bought yesterday.

1. Alison Moyet - Hometime (this has been out for ages and I've never gotten around to buying it, and I adore Alf's voice)
2. Phil Collins - Testify (I don't know why..I've always enjoyed the pillsbury doughboy's music..I'm sick I know)
3. Julia Fordham - Concrete Love (Another vocalist I've been a fan of for ages..this album seems to have taken uber long to get it's release in the states..)

So those are my recommendations for the week...

Plus..The following Costello Reissues...Cos you must have every cd this man has ever made...Why? Cos the Music Whore has spoken...And I know what's good for your ears.

1. Elvis Costello - Mighty Like a Rose
2. Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom
3. Elvis Costello - Armed Forces..

If you can't buy them all at once...I recommend you pick them up in this order. Imperial Bedroom, Mighty Like a Rose , Armed Forces..

Not that one is better than the other..but Imperial Bedroom is a must have for any collection..It's truly a stellar recording..and that's the cd that is home to "Man Out of Time" and "Shabby Doll"

I think each disc has a song that makes you say..Oh God I have to own this!!

The other thing...besides burning that's been on my agenda downloading the MarkyMixes of some Erasure tracks...I'm very nearly done..They are some damn good mixes of the Cowboy tracks..I plan on getting them to cd..and doing some snazzy cover art for them!

Note to self...get a life!!!

Monday, November 18, 2002

What to do when you don't have a clue what to blog about? Take a Quiz!! yee haa...I'm addicted to Quizilla..and anything similar..cos it's good for shits and giggles..

Today's Quiz: What Kind of Retro Girl are You?

Are you just bursting with fruit flavors waiting for my results...Yah right..stop lying!! But either way..I'm forcing you to look at mine..

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Saturday, November 16, 2002


I'm not sure if my life is returning to any semblence of normalcy, but I'm hoping it is at least starting too. These past few months haven't been easy for me..and I've hardly been myself, and I'd like to thank a few of my online friends for putting up with me.

They know who they are..but I feel the need to let them know anyway...Kristen, Kristin, Brighid, Lindsey, Sam, Christina, Lesley, Erin, Karen, Lissa, KJ...oh my god..and Linda..who was really helpful when I needed it most..

that old cliche "You don't know what you've got til it's gone" is so true..Especially when it comes to your job...I don't know how I would have kept even the smallest measure of my sanity if it hadn't been for this bunch...Cos for quite awhile it felt like my whole world was collapsing..and very little good was happening to me..

In that small amount of time I've had alot of disappointments..and a few really nice things happen to me..I don't think I ever went through a period in my life that was so full of ups and downs as the past 2 months..but it's all so very true..that "you get by with a little help from your friends"

I'm really overdoing the song quotes tonight..but as you all know..the music whore in me will find a way to bring a song into every discussion..A song..or Greg Proops...but he figures into these past 2 months more than he should...and more than a little bit in the ups and downs..I've experienced...but all in all I'm glad I've been able to watch and listen to him...because he can almost always get me to laugh...Except last night..when I was exhausted from cd burning...and more than a little frazzled from working..but the sight of him on Comedy Central did keep me smiling..if not laughing...

Cos sometimes after you've seen something so many find yourself..agreeing with this Elvis Costello lyric

~You told the same joke to me too many times
I wish that someone would hit it
Just before you reach
Just before you reach
Just before you reach the punchline

But either way.I just wanted to send some cyber hugs to my online friends...and god knows I've probably missed a few..and they are going to give me hell for it too...

I'm rereading the first 11 pages of Man Out of Time..and I'm going to start working on that one for a bit...I'm also thinking of changing the title of An Innocent Man to You Want Her Too, as that seems more appropriate...

Signing out for the the strains of Sting's Every Breath You Take....

Friday, November 15, 2002


Ok..I've just noticed how many trades I have going on again....I have 30 discs going out in the next few days...Mostly Elvis Costello..and frankly I think I need a break...I so need to just step away from the puter..

On the plus trading list is going to be looking really impressive...on the brain and sanity are suffering...cos it is trading protacol to listen to the discs before sending..I swear..1 time I didn't and here I am reburning the damn and blasted Upper Darby show....I don't ever want to hear the name Upper Darby ever again...from here on in...Upper Fucking Darby will be known as the show from hell

Besides the burning being out of control..I have yet to organise these shows...and they are sitting all over my room.....and I do mean ALL OVER MY ROOM!!! I've been trying to get them put in chronological order etc...but it's making me nuts..(well more nutso) Then there will be the actual job of printing the cover art that's siting on my hard drive!! I don't think I have enough ink in my printer to handle that..

All I really want to burn is something I can listen to in my car!! I'm so sick of listening to Erasure's Cowboy..and Elvis' Blood and Chocolate..I have grown to appreciate that cd more than I ever had before...Now I'm singing Battered Old Bird in my sleep..probably a few others too...(Next Time Round being another) Maybe..just Sunday I'll be able to do just that...I really want to listen to Inch by Inch as I drive...

Sometimes you just have to burn for your own enjoyment...and not for the gain of new Costello shows...Though I'm not actually sure when that may happen...I have 36 discs to burn this weekend!!!! Kill me please and don't let me set up trades for at least another week...I think my burner needs a rest...

Really I'm going to have to do this on two Puters or I'll never finish....


(sinks into a puddle of blank cdrs)

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Why are some Elvis Costello lyrics way to true?

From the song ~This is Hell from the album Brutal Youth

It's not the torment of the flames
That finally see your flesh corrupted
It's the small humiliations that your memory piles up

There isn't a one of you that won't agree with me on this one...Don't you always remember the stupid little things that you've done in your life. All those damn things that you think about years and years later...Those are the things that give you nightmares..and pop into your mind 10 years later as you are driving to work.

Big things..well when you have done get over them faster...cos most likely they are public knowledge..therefore once you are over are over it...It's those stupid little things that grate on your mind...and make you think "How could I have been so stupid" You are constantly wondering..."How many people know I did such an idiotic thing" Big things..well you know the world knows what a fuck up you are...and eventually you come to live with it...

I'm always amazed at when those small humiliations crop up..Like I said...when driving..before bed is the worst..cos you can't sleep...during downtime at work..when you have no one to talk too...which only goes to prove...that This IS Hell....

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Ode to the Speccy Men

I'm such a whore when it comes to speccy men...Take a long look at my concubine list..How many of them wear glasses? My top three do....Greg Danny and Declan...all are well as my new found concubine Alton Brown...

but besides specs..what do all 4 of my lovelies have in common...well aside from 3 out of 4 of them being married...ARGH They are all intelligent...funny..and all quite some way or another..I haven't figured out which one is in fact my perfect geek...Though I think it's a close race between Greg Proops and Elvis Costello...

Why I like these for men..let me list my 4 boys..and why I love them.

1. Greg Proops Greg is an adorably funny guy that I fell into Proopslust with...oh about 2 or 3 years ago...Why have I not lusted after him longer? Well my two jobs really kept me away from the I had no opportunity to watch Whose Line...until early I even managed to lose out on V/S..go figure...but suffice to say..Mr. Proops' lovely face kept me sane through my bouts of unemployment and for that I thank him..and give him many hugs. But why do I really like Greg? I think when you take away the fact that I think he's the most adorable man on the planet ...with the sexiest grin around..I'd have to say...It's his sarcasm and way with words...If not for him..I wouldn't spend my day saying..."I don't fucking hardly think so..." So Greg...Thank you for that!!!

2. Elvis Costello Now here's a man I've loved on and off since 87...mostly for his music alone..His sexiness is in his music...and in his words..That's not saying that Declan isn't an extremely handsome fellow..because to ignore that would be way wrong..because Declan is way way handsome...I don't think mere words can explain why this man is on my list....

3. Danny Elfman Ok this is an easy one...Danny...not only is extremely musically talented..but he's got that lovely evil glint to him..that makes him oh so can you not love a man who wrote "Who's going down who's coming with me...who wants to take a chance on a piece of abstract reality" I want a piece of his abstract reality!! Now!!! I could go on about how lovely his film scores are..and how his music makes me extremely relaxed...but that would take ages and ages...Suffice to say..his sexy dark side....and that adorable evil glint to his eyes...just makes me melt..

4. Alton Brown Can you say a sexy man that cooks!!! I think that's enough!! He has the attractiveness of Mr. Proops as well as his wit...Lets just put it this way..if you see'll understand why I think he's just darlin...He can cook for me anytime..and then he can be the dessert!

Sunday, November 10, 2002

When All Else Fails...Take a Quiz

Ok..went back to Quizilla..thanks to Sam...and I took the quiz on my writing style...which well I don't think is quite right...I'm tempted to ask you what you think my writing style is..but most of you are too I don't want to know..either's the results...

What's YOUR Writing Style?

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Random acts of laziness

I was going to post more story today..but I was uberlazy this weekend..and well I burned cds and downloaded Erasure songs..and yes..I have worked on the Innocent Man story..but not enough to post it..maybe later tonight if I get the world sorted...go ahead you can laugh now..

Well I've been reading everyone's blogs..and well I'm really amazed at how many people have man problems...I have none..cos..well I have no man...Hell I haven't had a man to annoy oh geeze..never mind..the length of time is too long to consider...If Greg Proops were to present himself..nekked before me...I'd not know what to do with him..I'd have to Improvise....No...I'd pass out...true fuckingly...

Why is life not like Romance Novels or Erasure songs..?

Even in romance novels the girl is happy in the end..I just want to live out a historical novel...I want the frou frou gown that will make me look like a doll..cos I'm so short..I want carriage rides..Wait I'm going to NYC in June possibly..I can have my carriage ride then..but wait..that's with my sister..Dammit..

Ok..let me dive into the realm of the romance novel..which I'm sure all of you know by now I spend way to much time here's an interesting plot synopsis for you...

Catherine, daughter of the Earl of Ardleswyck, has had one purpose in life: to marry the son of her father's closest friend. To that end, she has been sent to the home of her father's mistress in Italy-to learn the art of seduction in total seclusion...

Ok..sounds interesting..why does this not happen in real life..and why is Greg Proops not cloned..While I'm asking the impossible..Hell screw that..why aren't Greg Proops, Danny Elfman and Elvis Costello cloned? They should be..or at least they should be sitting at my feet feeding me bon bons...and truffles..

ACK..that reminds me of my dream of last night...about Mr. Proops..for more details about the dream ...go read my Live Journal yes yes..I know I have a strange fondness for geeky men that wear buddy holly type glasses...and yes.that guy on the food network is really cute too..

My only question is..When do I get mine?

Dammit I'm not reading anymore of my friends' blogs..up until now...I was happily planning my trip to NYC...I want to be a part of it..New York New I'm depressed cos all of my friends have boyfriends..or at least people that are interested in them..

Maybe I can vent some of my frustrations on my story..take it out on my fictionalized Greg...

For those of you that don't know this... NEWSFLASH Greg Proops is my idea of the perfect man... coming in a close second....Elvis Costello...and then Danny Elfman...

Dear's after 10 o'clock..and we start nesting tomorrow at work...where are my twigs..and papers..must build a nest!!! Likely by Friday I'll have laid several eggs too.. I'm nervous can you tell?

Until tomorrow..or when I finish some more of my story....

Saturday, November 09, 2002

Erasure Goodness

Hello there...everyone..My day has been made!!! Yes..I've found 2 more tracks from Erasure's new album..Other People's Songs...on WinMx!!!!

Fingers crossed that all of them will appear shortly....But oh god!! the cover of Make Me Smile is Fantastic!!! It's an old Cockney Rebels song..that duran duran..had done..way back in 84 as the b-side to the Reflex..I do believe..

It's really the little things in life that bring me emmense joy! this is one of them...and I'm enjoying every minute of it...I haven't had this much joy from finding songs online in quite awhile..finding When I Was Cruel..back in March..was the last bit of true downloading joy!! This definitely equals that..

Ok..enough..I'll be quiet now...

Let's see if this works..I was reading my friend Tina's LiveJournal...and I got wrapped up in the here's my favorite quiz cos it has the most accurate answer to it..

Which 80's movie are you??

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Anyone want to play Underground now?'s the weekend..and what am I doing..sitting on the computer blogging...This is totally the exponential power..Weekend plans include begging someone to go to the Tiki Lounge with me..I miss Pittsburgh...I want to bask in the glory of the city stuck between 3 rivers...But one wants to go anywhere!!!

I'm so sick of Episodes of Deer too...This week's episode is brought to you by Twilight Hollow Road in Speers..and it stars..1 large 200 lb doe and my parents car...This deer thing is getting way old...This time my dad was driving...and not me..I think we need to get some deer away...for the know it works the same as Feline Away..(old Greg Proops joke for those of you that don't get it)

I'm anxiously awaiting my first paycheck..why? There are many many cds I want to buy...and I've not had the opportunity to get any of almost 2 months...Alison Moyet has had a cd out for ages..that I did not even know on the 19th.. Elvis Costello is reissuing 3 more of his old cds...Mighty Like a Rose, Imperial Bedroom and Armed Forces.....All three are excellent pieces of music...

Oh and I heard the new Erasure single...Solsbury Hill....Holy Shit!!! It's totally gorgeous..I've never heard anything so beautiful in my life..It was originally done by Peter Gabriel...who I have a love and hate relationship with..but I also downloaded his version of this track..and I find that I like both versions...Truly a lovely piece of work...on both sides..

Shall I tell you that even though he's gay..Andy Bell is the most adorable male on the planet....It's only that little problem of him having a boyfriend ..that keeps me from putting him at the top of my concubine list..

Andy is the darling boy on the right...the other darling little Geek is Vince..I could just cuddle him too..

Lets see if the picture whore can find you another picture of the boys..Google is not being kind to me in my searching today. Every picture seems to be attached to dead links..and dammit I found some pictures from interviews from the Loveboat cd...That depresses me...Cos I haven't seen any new pictures of Andy or ages..And Picture Whore that I am...I need this..It brings me joy!!!

Yes..I'm basking in pictures of Erasure right now..don't mind me..

Friday, November 08, 2002

Blogs Addicting and Contagious

After much study..I've determined that the use of online journals is not only addictive but contagious. A year ago I couldn't quite understand the point of this online sharing of my inner most feelings and what not...Now I can see it for what it really is...A great way to rant and rave..and piss people off...Because inevitably..someone that you don't like...reads your blog!!

This can be way fun...especially when the people involved choose to discuss your entries elsewhere on the net for shits and giggles..rather than..perhaps..using the contact button on the top of the page...No sirree that would be way to easy..and not illicit nearly enough response....

But really...for some reason..everyone I know..that has started blogging has truly become addicted...and well..friends pass on their blogs..thus making their friends want to blog...I know that's how I got started blogging..It's all Lindsey's fault...and now I've lured James into the world of blogs...

there are many ways you can use your blog..

1. for stories and fanfic...(like I do at times)
2. updates on your life etc....
3. Torture (my fav blog use)

Now I have to go and think up some suitable torture for you...Must find the whips and chains..At least I know..I have the key...Cos Greg is still chained to the bed!!!

Thursday, November 07, 2002

24 hours of Music

This post inspired by the article written by Elvis Nov's Vanity Fair.

5am Who in gods name is up at this hour? Certainly not me..but if its necessary to wake up at this ungodly need something soothing yet uplifting...Uplifting enough to drag your butt from the bed. I recommend the film score for Black done by the evertalented Danny may inspire you to snuggle up with your bed mate and perhaps catch some morning lovin....

6am..Are you done shagging yet? That's good cos you need to get your sorry ass out of bed and start your day in earnest..while still being calm enough not to disturb anyone else in the house ..cos some people aren't up yet...I reccommend Lisa Stansfield's Real Love cd..if 'Change' and 'Symptoms of Loneliness and Heartache' can't get you moving you are truely hopeless...

7am...Rush hour traffic music..For those of you unlucky bastards that have to be on the road to work...You might want to find some happy music to listen too. 7am is entirely too early for road rage..Happy music is often hard to come by..without bringing nausea into the equation. Erasure is the only hope for the hour long commute...I reccommend the Cowboy cd..very bouncy and happy..and guaranteed to get you up and peppy...

8am..Breakfast time for those house dwellers...So as you guys make your way to the table for your coffee slip U2s Joshua Tree in the player...'Where the Streets Have No Name' and 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' are some lovely songs to ease you into your routine...and in my case..where are my car keys anyway?

9am Ok..move away from morning talk shows..they will rot your brain. It's time to do some house work. Mr. Costello suggests some Hoover Dancing to Madonna's Ray of Light cd..but for me..that's just not good cleaning music...A few to many thoughtful techno Maddy moments I would say..break out the Hoover and dance to Cher's Believe cd..much more amusing..and you can really dance and dust to everything on that cd...The house will be spic an span in no time...

10am..Time to pay some bills...and what better way to kiss goodbye to your hard earned cash then to break out Matchbox Twenty's Mad Season cd...Sing If You're Gone to all your hard earned money..It helps that Bent is a good get you singing..and while your singing you'll forget you are broke now!!!

11am The Whose Line on the east coast..So my suggestion will be something that won't distract you from the lovely Improvers on the telly...So if you are viewing Whose Line..I would suggest having Andrew Lloyd Webber's Variations playing in the background...Great music...would be interesting to see Mr. Proops and co. try to do some improvisational dance to that one.

Noon...Time for Lunch!!! or a wake up call for any lazy people that can't seem to haul ass in the morning!!! This is the perfect time to get out some fun obnoxious music...Like Def Leppard's Hysteria..It's time to Pour Some Sugar on Me...or perhaps just in your tea...then you can get...Animal..and wreck havoc..with Armeggedon It..a fun filled hour I have to say...

1pm lunch is over we are now moving slowly into the afternoon and what a better way to slide into the afternoon than with some exercises..and to get us in the mood..there is only one cd you can play..Olivia Newton John's Physical..It'll take you from the warm up to the cool down...and everywhere else....Let's get Physical...physical!!!

2pm Declan seems to think that the 2 o'clock hour is chill out gotta throw it in there at some point...right? So 2pm is it..a few possibilities here if you really want to get lost from the cares of the world...Mussorgsky's Pictures at an exhibition..If that doesn't relax you..another Elfscore might..I rather enjoy the score for A Simple Plan...or the New Age album Songs of Sanctuary by'll be so chilled out'll have drool down your chin.

3pm Wipe the drool from your chin..It's time to come back into the real world again...I don't care what anyone says you can only drool on yourself for one hour at a come back into reality with some Cheap Trick. Nothing can drag you back to the world as much as Rick Nielson's guitars..Surrender...Surrender..but don't give yourself away...It's all all right..It's all all right...

4pm The work day is winding down...for some..But by're thinking of nothing but getting the hell out of what better way to get ready for clocking out than some angst-ridden Elvis Costello..Yes..I'm thinking you should try My Aim Is True..If the working week doesn't welcome least you know that it's all Less than Zero...

5pm Road rage and the ride home!!! Before you try to run over the guy in front of you that refuses to move when the light turns green..I suggest you put some Boingo in the cd player in your car....the 94 Boingo cd works just fine for getting rid of road rage..turn the volume way up..and play Insanity! If that doesn't scare the fuck out of the guy in the next car I don't know what will...and can pass him and get home faster!!!

6pm time to get ready for your evening..perhaps it's just a night at home..perhaps it a night out...but either way..put on some Duran Duran...for a night out...try'll get you ready to dance the night away....if your sticking it out at home..I'd put on Big Thing..and chill to Palomino and Land...after all the night is young.... you've decided to leave the house...Good on you kidlet! You've acquired a life...but until you get to the club or bar of need to set the mood..In your car...For the club kid in you..I suggest you pull out Depeche Mode's Violator CD or if you prefer your music to be a trifle more interesting try David Bowie's cd Outside...Heart's Filthy Lesson will definitely get you moving..and so will Halo Spaceboy!

8pm..Are you travelling from club to club? Hell who isn't if it's Friday or Saturday..If this is what you are definitley don't want to lose your club buzz...Too keep yourself energised slip the Pet Shop Boys Very into the cd player...This will definitely keep you pumping til you get to the next club or bar...

9pm..Ok..providing you don't have a bedmate waiting for you at home you might be looking for someone to decorate your arm and your bed ...Well now you better get yourself into the mood to be romantic...I suggest Sting's Brand New Day get yourself in a mood for love...Desert Rose usually does that for me..

10pm..Ah..I see you've not had any luck..and it's only're calling it a night and heading home..You are such a wus!! Settle back into your apartment with some lovely music from the musical Phantom of the Opera...this will work nicely since you don't have a snuggle bunny...but if you do make them listen anyway...because for Music of the Night will be worth it..

11pm..You have a bottle of wine out..and your drinking it down..maybe alone..maybe not..I'm not a voyeur..I'm not there with you..You've got the warm fuzzies now..and life can't be better...slip some Basia into the cd player London Warsaw New a good choice..or even Brave New Hope...If that doesn't set a comfortable mood with her jazzy vocals..I'd go for Julia Fordham's Porcelain cd..Nice mood enhancing music..

Midnight..That Day is Done...and perhaps you want to hear that particuliar song...So slip Flowers in the Dirt by Paul McCartney in your cd player...If your snuggle bunny is with you make sure you play 'This One' at least once..for a giggle listen to Paul and Elvis Costello duet on You Want Her Too

1am ...I'm tired I don't know about you...These all nighters can be tiresome without intervenous caffeine injections...As you start to wind down..find Sarah Brightman's cd Dive...maybe the kinky lyrics..of The Second Element will inspire you...or the person with you..If not relax to the lovely Captain won't disappoint...

2am.Why are we still ask yourself...Because we've committed ourselves to listening to 24 hours of music...and we now need to be committed..There's no more romance to be found..and you are starting to be giddy from lack of sleep..there is only one kind of music that will keep you up..a little bit of techno..or techno/pop..The Shamen are a good choice..Axis my favorite..Destination Eshaton will give you a small burst of energy to last 2 more hours...

3am...Michael Ball has slipped into the cd player and he's crooning some lovely theatre songs..Easy Terms from Blood Brothers..sticks in your mind as does the wonderful Love Changes Everything. You start to wonder why you don't go to the theatre much anymore...Ah...that depresses you...

4am..At last 24 hours are passing your eyes are closing..yet your stereo plays are lulled into sleep by the lovely strains of the film score to Edward fight the urge to sleep..but there is nothing you can drift off to dreams of Ice Sculptures and Avon ladies...

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

Stupid Quizzes

Oh dear

I have a quiz to study for..and I haven't cracked my notes yet...must get on it..after whose line. The Rocky Horror Epi is on!! Yee haa that brings this little kitten some joy! I haven't seen a Greg epi in ages....and we are so lucky..two of them tonight

Stupid Quiz... this kinda stuff makes me exceedingly nervous...We've had 2 so far..and I've got 100% on both..This time she only gave us 9 of the 10 questions... I've never really enjoyed taking tests...they make me crazy..well crazier...

I promise you guys more story tomorrow..I have an idea I'm working on..but cd burning and studying has taken it's toll on my writing..but I shall be of tonight..yee haa..

I'm hoping to put another fun or at my live journal..too...cos I like making lindsey jealous of my surveys!!

Peace out Kidlets..
A Lyrical Survey

I'd have more story for you..but alas I was burning Costello shows..and lost track of time...So you'll have to reread..the last entries..

Here's a kewl survey..this will make Lindsey jealous..though I think I've done this one at The Brothers Elfman before..

SURVEY: Answer each question using lyrics from a certain band.

1. Are you male or female?
Girls talk and they want to know how
Girls talk and they say it's not allowed
Girls talk, if they say that it's so
Don't you think that I know by now Girls Talk ~from the album 10 Bloody Marys and 10 How's Your Fathers by Elvis Costello

2. Describe yourself.
Sulky girl
I'm sure you look a picture when you cry
Threatening the silent treatment doesn't qualify
It's like money in the bank
Your expression is blank
But while the chance appears
You'll be nearer to tears
Sulky girl Sullky Girl ~from the album Brutal Youth by Elvis Costello

3. How do they feel about you?
All grown up
And you don't care anymore
And you hate all the people that you used to adore
And you despise all the rumors and lies of the life you led before All Grown Up ~ from the album Mighty Like a Rose by Elvis Costello

4. How do you feel about yourself?
Sometimes I almost feel just like a human being Lipstick Vogue ~ from the album This Year's Model by Elvis Costello

5. How do you feel about life?
I wanna bite the hand that feeds me.
I wanna bite that hand so badly.
I want to make them wish they'd never seen me Radio Radio ~ from the album This Year's Model by Elvis Costello

6. What would you rather be doing?
Don't move a muscle baby
Don't even flinch
You can miss me by a mile
Or just inch by inch Inch by Inch ~ from the album Goodbye Cruel World by Elvis Costello
> 7. Describe where you live.
Home isn't where it used to be
Home is anywhere you hang your head Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head ~ from the album Blood and Chocolate by Elvis Costello

> 8. Describe how you feel about the person you love.
They say they're going to bury you
Because you're so lovable
Put your money where your mouth was
You're so lovable
Each tender mumble brings us closer to bedlam
You're so lovable
The toast of the town and the talk of the bedroom
You're so lovable Lovable ~ from the album King of America by Elvis Costello

9. Describe how you love.

She's going to make you suffer tonight
To turn you from a playboy into a man
And when you're worthy of her then she might
Turn you from a playboy into a man Playboy to a Man ~ from the album Mighty Like a Rose by Elvis Costello

> 10. Share a few words of wisdom.
Love is always scarpering or cowering or fawning
You drink yourself insensitive and hate yourself in the morning Man Out of Time ~ from the album Imperial Bedroom by Elvis Costello

Sunday, November 03, 2002

Oh dear..I think my story has killed one of our readers!! Poppie!! are you alive..have you died laughing? Oh geeze I better get the flowers ready..Just in case...


I guess I shouldn't post the sequel..I don't want my readers dropping off like flies..

Saturday, November 02, 2002

Short Duran Duran Fanfic

Ok..I thought I'd take this story from my website and share it with you... This one is going out to Poppie..I'm going to see if I can make her die laughing...which I can imagine is the second best way to die..First best way..well..that's easy..and it would recquire either Greg Proops or Elvis Costello to be there...and naked...

So here's a story I wrote in my first year of college and in the height of my duran duran fandom (cos I picked up on they were sinking)
Mtv Mind Control
the Adventures of Captain Big Thing and Boy Simon


It was a quiet day in a small English town. The suburbanites sat sipping tea or lemonade while reading the morning paper. All seemed perfectly normal. Their paper was filled with it's usual headlines, a fire here, a robbery there. Nothing that would shock anyone or cause a major stir.
In other words, this day, August 23, 1993, was destined to be boring, or so they thought.

As the day rolled on. . .

One by one the teenagers awoke. It was too hot outside to be active. It was the kind of day that made people, young and old,lazy. Even the dogs found shady spots to sit and pant. The teenagers were apt to be restless. Books would not hold their attention. So after the daily dose of morning talk shows they, one by one, switched to Mtv.

It started with the harmless video by Blind Melon. The little girl in the bumble-bee suit danced about, as the young suburbanites It started with the harmless video by Blind Melon. The little girl in the bumble-bee suit danced about, as the young suburbanites yawned. This was followed by the Spin Doctors and then Soul Asylum. By then the suburbanites were getting restless. When would they see the new Duran Duran video?

Alas after an unusually long commercial break, their living rooms were filled with the sound of Naughty by Nature's Hip Hop Hooray. Would this torture never cease?

Suddenly the station's signal scrambled. Then two women appeared on the screen. " Hi, my name's Claire" "and mine's JulieAnn. We're here to tell you that we've taken over Mtv. We'll be playing all of the videos you hate, and you'll never see another Duran Duran video. And don't think of changing the channel. We have total control over your set." With a maniacal laugh, thetwo wicked women played Whitney Houston's stomach turning rendition of "I Will Always Love You" 5 times.

The torture continued through the afternoon, as Claire and Julie Ann inflicted all of England with videos by Debbie Gibson, Tiffany and New Kids on the Block. Duranies throughout the country were becoming ill.

Video after video, none of which could make the ache the Duranies felt in their stomachs better. The pain heightened as Claire and Julie Ann appeared on the screen to remind them that they would never see another Duran Duran video.

" Hi, we're back. In the next hour you'll be seeing Expose, Color Me Badd, and Samantha Fox. And just to remind you, there will be no Duran Duran videos anytime soon."

Duranies were dropping off quickly. Without their fix of Simon, Nick, John and Warren, they had nothing to exist for. The tv had them hypnotized. As much as they wanted to, they couldn't switch the channel or move form their place in front of the tv.

In another part of England. . .

"Holy Roads, Nicky, our evil ex's have taken over Mtv, making it impossible for anyone to see our Too Much Information video"

Nick Rhodes looked over at his friend Simon. He knew the mission at hand. They would have to save all of England from the clutches of their evil ex's, if anyone was to listen to good music again

"Well this looks like a job for Captain Big Thing!!!"

Boy Simon stood pondering the words of Captain Big Thing "Should we take the Great Ship Drum?"


"Ouch, Big Thing, why'd you do that?" Boy Simon said as he rubbed his sore head. "Do you think I'd ever get into that boat with you? Nosiree, not with the way you steer!" Then Big Thing cracked Boy Simon on the head again. "That's for the stupidity of thinking we could make it to London in time to save the country, in that damn boat of yours. Now, quick to the Thing-a-ma-giga-mobile."

Off through England sped our two super heroes. Each hoped that they would make it to Mtv studios before it was too late. Monitoring the situation was not an easy task. Julie Ann and Claire had their hands on all the videos. The bad ones just kept rolling. Boy Simon sat horrified as they rolled out a block of George Michael videos, containing the video of utmost tackiness "Too Funky"

"Better put your foot down, it's getting worse" Boy Simon sputtered, turning green. With one look at the screen, Big Thing sent the Thing-a-ma-giga- mobile speeding towards London. When they arrived, out two heroes leapt form the car and ran into the studio. It was desolate. The bodies of Mtv employees were everywhere. They just lay motionless in various positions. Captain Big Thing examined a few of them. "Several of them are dead. The cause is most likely boredom. The rest seem to be in some sort of trance."

They began the search of the building, hunting high and low for the ex's. At last, they reached the main set. Quietly they walked in. The time was at hand. Duranies everywhere would be avenged, the evil ex's would be put down, and Too Much Information would be played.

As they looked to the side of the stage, they noticed Julie and Claire locked i the most passionate of embraces. Hands clasped over their mouths they ran to the rest rooms to hurl.

"Captain Big Thing, did you see that?" Boy Simon asked from the neighboring stall.


With a belch of relief and then a sigh, Captain Big Thing spoke, " I never suspected. If it were anybody else, it would be great, but with those two, gross. Won't be writing to Penthouse forum about this. But it is our duty to England to face our enemy, no matter how bad the situation.

After another flush, our heroes emerged from the stalls, looking a touch bit paler. This time they entered the set more cautiously, expecting the worst. Instead, they were greeted by a gun wielding ex-band member.

" So you think you can save England. Well think again!" A shot rang out. The bullet just missed Boy Simon, who nearly passed out from fright. " I know your secrets, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon. Wouldn't your fans love to see you in these getups!"

Andy Taylor was sent reeling by a kick of Simon's right foot. Thump! Bang! Ouch! The two men (well maybe that's to complimentary, but awe heck) continued to battle it out on the floor. Captain Big Thing put a light coat of Duran Duran Pink lipstick on (his favorite shade), as he watched with pride as his side-kicked the ass of Andy Taylor.

"Had enough?" Boy Simon asked panting.

Andy nodded. "Please, no more. All I ever wanted was for people to recognize me for my talent. But no, all they see me as is a traitor for leaving the band." At this, he burst into tears.

Captain Big Thing chuckled as they brushed past. Andy quickly grasped Big Thing's leg. "Destroy the control room and the mind control will be ruined." He laid his gun at Big Thing's feet and promptly collapsed.

"Well, that takes care of him. Good work, Boy Simon. Now we must destroy the Ex's and their evil mind control, so that Duranies everywhere can live in peace."

Julie Ann and Claire awaited them on the main set. Big Thing saw them first and whispered to Boy Simon, "Remember, your hand at the level of your eyes."

"Why" Boy Simon asked, confused.

"I don't know, I just always wanted to say that. Now be careful. These women know our weaknesses."

Slowly they crept behind the two women. Having sensed their arrival, Julie and Claire turned to face them. "At last, your here." Claire said seductively, tossing her long brown tresses over her shoulder. "Eclair, Simon?" She dangled the the pastry just within his reach.

Boy Simon's mouth was beginning to water, as he gazed at the tempting sweet. He was powerless. " Fight it, Simon! Remember the Duranies!" Big Thing called. he had his own battles to fight. Julie was showing him the latest lipstick shades straight from Chanel.

Claire was pressing the pastry to Simon's lips, when he finally broke free of her spell. He grasped the pastry from her hand and smashed it into her face "Damn waste of a good pastry." he muttered licking the remaining fragments from his fingers.

At that instant, RuPaul past through, after one look at Claire, all he/she could say was, "Super model, that's no way to work it girl! You're through!"

Claire clutched her heart and fell smack to the floor dead. Somehow this released Big Thing from the spell he was under. He looked at the bright fuschia lipstick in Julie's hand and said, " It's ugly, and so are you. Your clothes are tacky as well. I wouldn't dress my dog in those clothes. You have no style!"

Julie screeched, " I'm melting!!!"

She disappeared into a puddle at Big Thing's feet. Our heroes rushed to the control room to destroy the mind control.. Big Thing raised Andy's gun and fired. The mind control fizzled and cracked, and with a loud bang, was destroyed. Within minutes Duranies slowly began to regain consciousness.

A short time later. . .

It was after a commercial break that the Duranies caught their first glimpse of Nick and Simon in over 10 hours. "Go ahead, Simon, you say it. After all, your the lead singer." Simon smiled, that sweet sexy grin of his, "Hey tv child, look into my eyes. Here by intervention I want your attention. Here's Too Much Information, by us, Duran Duran"

And thus all returned to normal. For now