Monday, March 31, 2003

Random Acts of Posting

I so wanted to have some more story for you, and I very nearly did. I spent the better part of my evening finishing up a lovely mix cd for my friend Squirt at Ocelots. It has a little bit of all my favorites and I think I really need to make a copy for myself. I had to do that with the first cd I made for her as well. It was called the Concubine mix. You can view the tracklists here. At some point I'll put the new mix up at the Art of the Mix site as well.

Oh more random weirdness. Paul McCartney has been asked to tone down his concert when his Back in the World tour reaches Rome. It might disturb the ailing 82 year old Pope. I have this to say to that..What the fuck! Paul McCartney shows are just so damn loud...I mean the noise ....Crikey..Paul, what the hell have you done to offend the Vatican?

No DSL yet..I'm so hating this. I want my faster connection. I want high speed downloads. I want something now that I've waited a month! PAH!

Greg Proops is on Tough Crowd with Colin Quin tonight. Why am I not in the mood to watch it? Greg used to be the one thing that made me giggle. Now I could so not bother. Plus I know the topic is going to be the war, and I so don't want to hear it. I hear enough about the war on the news and everywhere else. I'm at a point where I want to say, take you damn opinion on Iraq and shove it. Cos frankly I've ceased caring. Nothing anyone's ranting can do is going to change a damn thing. Listening to gripes just makes me irritated. I've ceased reading things that I know are primarily focused on the war. Thank you, it's the only way I can destress..

More on the DSL...I can't even use my normal computer. They are still working on our hopes that the service will be definitely no story post tonight. I've got a tasty scene coming up with Alex and Peter. It's going to be a trifle kinky as you might have already imagined from the end of the last post.

Oh and lastly. I've decided to post the link here for another one of my concubines, Mr. Tony Slattery. Is he not just a dishy treat? Enjoy! I'll be adding that link to the concubines area of the page shortly. Until then, click and drool.

Saturday, March 29, 2003

It's time for the SATURDAY SURVEY!

Erm...not as if I do this every Saturday, but got your attention. I stole..erm...borrowed this from Katy's LiveJournal. So here goes. Hope it gives you a giggle. (I know Jennifer is giggling)

what time is it? 10:25 AM
full name: Andrea Jane Guy
age: 28
height: 5"3
weight: - 138
eye color: brown
hair color: dark brown
skin color: white....
birthday: July 2, 1974
birthstone/sign: Ruby/Cancer (malignant)
makeup or none?: Makeup..yes...It's not fair to scare people when it's not halloween
style: a bit funky at times
nationality: I'm American. My grandma's family hails from Checkloslovakia (I think I came close the correct spelling there) My father's family..England and Germany
school: the last school...California Univerisity of PA


devil or angel: A lot of Devil with a sprinkling of Angel
confrontational or let things slide: Mostly I let things slide
introverted or extroverted: introverted
aloof or concentrated: concentrated
are you one to take things seriously: yes even the little stupid things
very analyctical of what others say: It depends on what they are saying
do you think before you act: Uhm
serious or comedic: bit of both
selfish or selfless: Said to say this..but I'm a selfish sort...
do you consider yourself to be honest? I can be brutally honest when necessary

describe yourself: A touch obsessive, funny, funky, creative, smart
how does your girlfriend/boyfriend feel about you?: don't have one don't really want one
how do you feel about yourself?: I like myself for the most part.
describe your girlfriend/boyfriend?: Don't have one..but if you want to know what the perfect man would be combine Greg Proops and Elvis Costello together and you'd come close to what I want...Oh fuck it, I want them both.
what would you rather be doing?: Spending money, someone elses preferrably
describe where you live?: In a small boring town where nothing exciting ever ever happens.
describe how you love?: With all my being
have a good sense of humor?: I would say so
what did you have for breakfast this morning?: Nothing as of yet
what are you looking forward to?: my new job, I'm also dreading it.
any major flaws?: I'm a cranky irritable bitch at times


movie: Edward Scissorhands..though Chicago is creeping up the list
television show: Whose Line Is It Anyway and On the Spot
band: Elvis Costello and the Attractions or the Imposters or the Rude 5 or the Confederates
actor: Johnny Depp
actress: Winona Ryder
food: Mexican
ice cream flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough..these days
song: The Long Journey Home - Elvis Costello and Anuna for the moment
book: The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
number: 2
color: black
store: Dots
animal: I like dogs and cats, If I made a choice they might rebel
scent: Crystal-Chanel
album: Holy I can't this moment..erm Elvis Costello's...erm..all of them..I fucking like all of them..don't make me decide I'll explode!
movie soundtrack: Chicago
season: Summer..or in PA as it's called Construction
t-shirt quote: Stupid People Shouldn't Breathe
holiday: Christmas
school subject: creative writing
random thing: my computer
thing to do on the 'net: BLOG
thing to say: "I don't fucking hardly think so"
car: Grand lemon..I mean Am
favorite childhood memory?: erm? don't have any..but perhaps seeing the Monkee's in concert back in 86 I was 12..that counts as childhood right?
favorite vacation?: Niagra Falls..NY and Canada

this or that_______x

pepsi/coke: coke
cat/dog: can't do it..I won't cause a rebellion
real/fake: It's all real
lust/love: Lust is funner :d
tv/movies: movies
hug/kiss: long wet kisses..from Elvis Costello preferrably
love/be loved: both
night/day: night
dark/light: dark
hot/cold: warm I think
silver/gold: silver
taking pics/pics taken: neither
blonde/brunette: brunette
good/evil: evil
sweet/sour: sour
dl'ing music/buying music: downloading
indoors/outdoors: indoors
left/right: right
living for the moment/future: future
cell phone/regular phone: both


are you popular? No. I don't care
number of close friends? 4 or 5
friend you talk to the most? Erin and Tina
friend you see the least? Tina
friend you see the most? Erin
friend who goes to you for advice? I don't give advice I give opinions
ever made out with a friend? no
best friend: Tina
funniest friend: Erin
dumbest friend: won't answer could get me in trouble
ditziest friend: hehehehe same as above
most unfortunate friend: -
smartest friend: Tina
quietest friend: April
loudest friend: Tina
longest lasting friend: Tina
prettiest friend:Erin and April
cutest friend: these are weird questions
hottest friend: I don't look at my friend's that way


what's the worst memory of your life: The last time mom was in the hospital was truly traumatising
do you have any siblings: a brother and sister
the funniest or most disgusting thing you had to do in a game of truth or dare: never played it
do you like your name: I can live with it
what are your favorite boys/girls names: Declan and Angela
when you dream, do you see yourself, or do you see through your own eyes: I see through my own eyes
do you have any phobias: life
does glitter make you sick: no
do you consider yourself to be a very sexual person: kinda
what kind of shampoo / conditioner do you use: Suave
what kind of body wash do you use: Anything that smells pretty from Bath and Body works
do you consider yourself to be spoiled: yes
what is your religion? Catholic
are you a big music freak: hell yea
do you believe in love at first sight: lust at first sight PAH
do you believe love can only happen once in a lifetime: In all the world there's one true love and finding it's hard enough...
do you believe in evolution: yeah pass the bananas
is there anything you really hate: Ignorance
what are your views on plastic surgery: Who cares...
what are your views on drugs and alcohol: Drugs are bad...Alcohol is fine in moderation
are you down with the spongebob craze: not really, but it's a cute show
do you have any collections: hehehehee yes
name a place you visit often: The south side in Pittsburgh
do you think you're hot: fuck no
do you have any piercings: yes
do you want any piercings: no more..thank you
what are your views on piercings: some look just plain stupid
do you have a tattoo: no
do you want one or another one: no that you
share a few words of wisdom?: What the world needs love sweet love
how often do you spend time online: yeah
do you get along with your parents: yeah
how was your childhood: fine
are you an only child?: no
pets?: 4 cats a dog and a turtle
feeling on politics: The free world is run by a moron
like hippies?: ARGH tree huggers! I'm cranky right now.they aren't really bad...don't really care
like thugs?: Not really
like Punk rockers?: Some are damn annoying
like hXcers?: what are they?
like metal heads?: uh...dont care
like ravers?: don't care
like posers: annoying
like goths: Ah..goths are amusing..and that should really piss a few off
like hicks?: NO
like racist people: NO!
like Nazis?: NO!
like preps: I was kinda one for a bit
are you a virgin: no
how's the weather?: Rainy
do you like living: yeah
what do you want to be: Mrs Declan Patrick MacManus
how was your day: It's just started
what are you wearing: my jammies
doing anything later: going out to eat and stuff
tomorrow?: don't know yet
ever try to commit suicide: no

have you ever____x

been in love? no
kissed the same sex? only if you count relatives
seen your favorite band live? yes
taken any kind of lessons? Driving...
won any contests? a writing contest
cussed out your mom/dad? yeah
looked at the stars with a loved one? yeah
wanted to kill someone? Don't we all
killed someone? no
hated someone? yes
cheated on someone? not really

one, neither, or both____x

mom or dad: both
girl or boy: girl
gun or knife: neither
deaf or blind: neither
penis or vagina: vagina
blood or boogers: blood
eyes or toes: eyes
boobs or butts: butts on guys ;)
tongue or lip rings: neither
nipple or nose rings: neither
green or blue eyes: green
punk or thug: neither
broken jaw or nose: neither both hurt to much
date same or opposite sex: opposite

first thing that comes to mind__x

fish: yuck
fat: diet
roast Beef: sandwich
school: stress
asshole: W
poser: American Idol
slut: Britney Spears
funk: fuck (they rhyme)
drums: Rick Allen
blood: Gore
13: Friday
dead: Man's Party
president Bush: MORON
America: Home
cactus: potted histories
peach: sweet

Friday, March 28, 2003

Friday Five

Yup it's that time of week again. It's Friday Five time! So without further adieu...

1. What was your most memorable moment from the last week?
Ah, of course it would be telling the people at PRC to go to hades...when I was hired at my new job. There's nothing more memorable than being able to leave a place that makes you miserable.

2. What one person touched your life this week?
Hmmm touched my life? I don't think anything has happened to me..that I could say ..that they touched my life. It's been rather ordinary, aside from the new job.

3. How have you helped someone this week?
I've actually been helping alot of the new hires this week at work. It's rather rewarding to see them learn new things. It also helps that there is more of an opportunity to do this now. When I started I had very little help. I might not have grown so frustrated if that had happened.

4. What one thing do you need to get done by this time next week?
Well...I would say that by this time next week I'd like to be fully acclimated to my new job!

5. What one thing will you do over the next seven days to make your world a better place?
I'll have stopped complaining about the job that I hate and will make everyone that knows me happier..thus increasing the happiness of the world!

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Borrrowed Survey Thingies...AGAIN

I borrowed this from Linds' Live Journal

Five details about you...
[x] I adore the man we humans call Elvis Costello
[x] Music is one of my obsessions (you never would have guessed that?)
[x] My writing is how I manage to keep my sanity
[x] As much as I hate my job, I'm actually good at it.
[x] Movies are my favorite way to forget things...

Five details about your appearance right now...
[x] panty hose (nude)
[x] Black specs
[x] cute little print skirt and top from Target
[x] silver watch
[x] low rise panties from wal mart...and they are so cute! LOL..that was TMI, huh?

Five things you did today...
[x] Went to hell...I mean work
[x] Watched many videos on Vh-1 Classic (it's an addiction)
[x] Read and responded to several egroups posts
[x] burned cds for a trade
[x] Worked on Man Out of Time....which will have another posting later today.

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

This or That

Yup, that's right, it's This or That Tuesday. So here we go with the survey of the day!

1. Poetry or prose?
That's an easy one. Prose...just look at the last post and you'll understand why.

2. Funky modern art or the older, "classic" variety?
I like both actually. There's beauty in all art.

3. Sculptures or paintings?
I like paintings and drawings and sketches myself.

4. Theatre: exuberant musical or serious drama?
Exuberant musical most definitely. Can't beat the fun of Cats and then there's Chicago, Evita, Phantom...dare I go on..

5. Ballet or modern dance?

6. Movies: major studio or indie?
That's another both..I love movies..and it's great that there's opportunities for people like Rick Elfman who is a fantastic quirky filmmaker in his own good on ya Rick.

7. Authors: Shakespeare or Dr. Seuss?
Dr. Seuss without a doubt

8. TV: PBS or A&E?
ACK...both..British comedies on one and amusing Bios on the other

9. Music: Beethoven or Beatles?
The question about it in my book

10. Thought-provoking question of the week: You are a contributing member of your favorite art museum, and visit on a regular basis. They announce a new, temporary special exhibit by an artist surrounded by controversy...this person's work and/or political views offend you. Do you stop supporting the museum, or just stay away during the time the exhibit is there?

I'd probably stay away during the time of the'm masochistic..I'd still go and make myself angry...It would give me something to vent about anywayl....

Sunday, March 23, 2003

More Survey Theivery Cos It's Fun

01. What was the last meaningful thing you did? I went to church last night, that's about as meaningful as I get right now. Oh wait I saw Def Leppard in concert..that was a fun not so spiritual sort of way.
02. What was your first love like? Short and not worth mentioning...
03. What do you wish you could tell your parents? That they are the most important people in my life. cue the music "wind beneath my wings"
04. What is the one thing you would never do, no matter how much you wanted to? Right now, it's getting more of my own freedom. Too many small responsibilities at home.
05. What are your favorite sounds? The sounds made by Elvis Costello when he sings I Want You live and the sounds made by Joe Elliot during the song "All Night"
06. How do you get over someone? Hours of crying..then years of bitterness
07. Do you like cartoons? Nick Toons and Cartoon Network are some of the best stations on cable (but not better than Vh-1 classic)
08. Have you ever contemplated suicide? Yes
09. How old were you when you gave/received your first kiss? 13
10. How do you deal with anger? Ranting, yelling, screaming if the person is around, if not holding it in til I explode.
11. What is your opinion on bisexuality? Whatever makes you happy.
12. In a perfect world, what would you be? Mrs Declan Patrick MacManus or Mrs. Daniel Robert Elfman or Mrs. Gregory Everett Proops.
13. How tall are you? 5'3".
14. Do you ever feel invisible? Yes, and I actually enjoy it.
15. Would you be willing to go on Temptation Island? No way in hell.
16. Do you keep a journal? This one and another one
17. What is the most unusual gift you bought for somebody last Christmas? A rather odd looking candleholder and 8 candles
18. Why do you fail? I'm a trifle lazy, and if I don't want to do something, I take more time to do something than I should.
19. Do you write snail mail to anyone or do you mostly email? E-mail most of the time.
20. How do you feel about pornography? Giggles, whatever gets your rocks off I guess.
21. What is heaven like? Concubines everywhere....sigh....
22. What do you have on your walls? My Phantom of the Opera prints...Erasure pics...a Chanel poster..
23. What is hell like? Being forced to spend time with Bridget Fonda, Diana Krall, and Jennifer Proops...while their significant others sit there smiling. (hows that for creativity..I coud have simply said Expa-fucking-nets)
24. What is the most embarrassing CD in your collection? Oh gee, I would have to say the Debbie Gibson cds from way back when. I feel so ashamed.
25. What is in your fridge right now? Stuff that's edible..and stuff that's not
26. What is your date and place of birth? July 2, 1974 Charleroi, PA
27. If you could talk to yourself as a five year old for five seconds, what would you say? "Whatever it is you think you want to do, don't do it!"
28. If Satan appeared to you right now, what would he say? "If you give me your soul, I'll give you Elvis Costello"
29. What should people pay more attention to? Their own stupidity, and they should correct it.
30. Left handed or right? Right-handed.
31. What about you would surprise other people? I graduated in the top of my college and high school classes.
32. What is your favorite poem? I love all the poems from TS Eliot's Practical Cats book (Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat)
33. What is a guilty pleasure you have? Amaretto Sours
34. What book changed your life? I don't think any book has ever changed my life, but there have been so many that I've really enjoyed. I adore the Richard Paul Evans novels The Letter, etc...
35. What's in your shower?How about around the tub, no shower here. A loofah, Freesia shampoo, assorted body washes, cos I'm indecisive on scents...

Friday, March 21, 2003

Friday Five

I'm posting early today, cos I'm off to a concert tonight. So you won't see much more from me til tomorrow. So onto the Friday Five

1. If you had the chance to meet someone you've never met, from the past or present, who would it be? Oh goddammit, I've met Elvis Costello. Damn damn damn. I don't suppose another chance and this time having a long conversation that ends in passionate sex would count? No? Screw you! LOL ...Ok...then I'll take my darling pain in the ass, Greg Proops. For the same reasons as Mr. Costello, only I'd probably argue with him...then move onto the passionate sex...(and since this is a fantasy..I'll pretend the JenCat doesn't exist)

2. If you had to live in a different century, past or future, which would it be?
1800's ...cos I want to wear the pretty dresses and go to balls. Oh might as well stipulate that I want to be rich in that century. If I'm not, not worth it.

3. If you had to move anywhere else on Earth, where would it be?
Oh the UK. Cos well that's where my favorite concubine is.

4. If you had to be a fictional character, who would it be?
Christine Daae from Phantom of the Opera. My reasoning could go on forever, but if I were Christine..the story might have ended differently.

5. If you had to live with having someone else's face as your own for the rest of your life, whose would it be?
Well that's a good one. Hmmmm Diana maybe....How about this..I want to look like someone Elvis Costello would want to shag senseless.

Ah now that was a fucking fun friday five...all fantasy...

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Survey Theivery is Fun

I've stolen another lovely survey from the blog of One By One. So here's a little bit of mindlessness before I go to work on the story. I hope to have some more of Peter's part of the story for you soon.

Do you like having your picture taken?
Not Really. I very seldom take a good picture. You have only to see the pictures of me with the guys from Whose Line and Elvis Costello, to know that I'm one ugly goober. So needless to say I hide from cameras.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
I'll take the cue from One by One's answer. To bed with Elvis Costello. I would hope he'd be somewhere nice, like London or Dublin. To the why part, cos Elvis is a sexy sonfabitch and I would love to travel to the UK someday.

Have you ever done crossword puzzles?
I've done crosswords..but I've never finished one. I prefer word searches myself.

Pick up the closest book and write a sentence at random from it:
"When she wasn't celebrity hunting she augmented her meager income by taking fuzzy focus pictures of romantic scences for Touch Me Softly greeting cards." Fantasies by Beverly Sassoon.

Do the same with a lyric from either a cd or the radio:
"In all the world there's one true love and finding it's hard enough." Elvis Costello, "Sweet Pear"
Have you ever tried to analyze your own dreams?
No, my dreams are way to goofey to even try to decipher. Though it's really creepy when some of them happen. Usually they are about other people ...and don't affect my life any.

Can you sing?
No...but I wish I could.

Do you ever sing to yourself while doing everyday tasks?
Don't we all? It can be downright embarassing at times.

Have you ever lied to get off the phone or out of talking to someone online?
I'll just let you guess the answer to that one.

Is your VCR flashing 12:00 all the time?
No but a few of my stereos are flashing the correct time..cos I'm to lazy to stop it.

Do you read your horoscope?
Yeah I need my daily laugh

How many times a year about are you sick?
At the most one time a year...I don't get sick much...

What radio station do you listen to most?
You couldn't pay me to listen to the radio

Do you know how to play dominoes?
Yes, my gram taught me how to play. Rather amusing little game.

What color are your eyes?

Name one person your life is made better by.
Elvis Costello brings me immense joy....

Can you do math with ease?
It took awhile but now I can. I wasn't good in math until college.

Are you a vegetarian?
If cows could eat us, they would...(stealing the words from the mouth of Greg Proops yet again.)

How about an aspiring actor/actress?
No, never thought about it once

Which movie can you watch and say the lines along with the actors?
The Beatles Help!

Name one of your passions in life.

What's your least favorite time of day?
Morning truly sucks ass. I'm not a morning person at all

Have you ever said 'lol' in real life without thinking about it?
No, but now that I've read this, I'll probably do it. ARGH!

What is the best present you've ever given someone else?
Gave my sister her ticket to the Improv All Stars

What is the best present someone else has ever given to you?
My trip to see Phantom in Toronto my senior year of high school.

Do you wear a watch?
Of course, I'd be lost without it.

Write one sentence stating what you want people to say about you after you've passed on.
"She was the only wife that Elvis Costello didn't cheat on"

Describe the ideal superpower and what you would do if you had it.
I've never really thought about that, cos well I've never really paid alot of attention to superheroes. Though I think shapeshifting could be downright amusing, and damn torturous. It's for the torturous nature, that I'd enjoy it the most.

Name something you've done in the last 24 hours no matter how big or small.
I went to work and solved issues. Totally fucking fun! (PAH!)

Do you wear necklaces, bracelets, anklets, earrings, rings?
Earrings, rings yes...Necklaces and bracelets on occasion. I love jewelry, but it's hard to wear pretty earrings when you have a headset on all day. Yuck.

What's on your computer desk?
Coke bear figure and stuffed animal. some butterfly hairclips. CDRs ...Compressed air...WalMart glasses..oh and a cat.

When you're talking do you ever use your hands to do quotation marks in the air when saying certain words?

Do you think you're pretty?
No..just reread the answer to question one..I have issues.

What's in your fridge right now?
Oh an easy question! FOOD..and some nuclear waste that should have been thrown out last year! LOL!

What is the strangest thing you've ever done?
I'll never tell..

What is the worst thing anyone could ever do to you?
that's an open invitation for no you don't need to know the answer to that.

Are you a fast typer?
I would say so

Describe how you sleep.
For the most part pretty deeply, when I'm have to shake me awake.

Have you ever read a book and not understood it? If so which one?
The first time I read Les Miserables, I was so like, "What the fuck is this about" Never read a book in double column form. It's maddening.

Do people pick up your slang language more than you pick up theirs?
I don't think so, I'm pretty balanced with that kind of crap.

Have you ever bought anything just because it was a fad?
Of course, but I won't tell you which ones, cos it's too embarassing now. Let's just say I'm a child of the 80's.

What would you like to do with your life?
Be able to have a job that doesn't annoy the hell out of me. Oh and to make Elvis Costello the happiest man on the planet. (damn I know a reality slap is coming)

Do you bite your nails?
No, I'm prettily manicured though not polished.

Are people's perceptions of you usually correct?
Probably not, cos most people don't really know me.

When they start sending rockets to the moon for us civilians, will you be on the list to go?
Hey, I'm still waiting to be abducted by the aliens, so why not rocketing to the moon!

Have you ever written anything on your skin?
Erm...I'll never tell... X = F

What color are most of your clothes?

Are things as bad as they seem?
Actually they are much much worse.

Do you like to look people in the eye?
Yes, that way you can scare the hell out of em when you give em a goonie look.

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Survey Says

I stole this survey from One by One..who stole it from somone you guys could steal it from me! Aren't you happy?!

9 Stunning Movies

1. Edward Scissorhands
2. Dangerous Liasions
3. Nightmare Before Chistmas
4. What Dreams May Come
5. Chocolat
6. Chicago
7. Sleepy Hollow
8. Being John Malkovich
9. Moulin Rouge

8 Lovely Actors

1. Johnny Depp
2. John Malkovich
3. Richard Gere
4. Mel Gibson
5. Jack Nicholson
6. Jon Cusak
7. Geriant Wyn Davies
8. Robin Williams

7 Great Actresses

1. Winona Ryder
2. Pheobe Cates
3. Nicole Kidman
4. Catherin Zeta-Jones
5. Audrey Hepburn
6. Helen Hunt
7. Queen Latifah (don't laugh..she's good)

6 Lovable Characters

1. Nick Knight "Forever Knight"
2. Patsy and Edina "Ab Fab"
3. Rimmer "Red Dwarf"
4. Gordon Brittas "Brittas Empire"
5. Mrs Slocumbe and Mr. Humphreys (sp) "Are You Being Served"
6. Jack Skellington "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

5 Delicious TV Series

1. Whose Line is it Anyway (does that count?)
2. Red Dwarf
3. Forever Knight
4. Dark Shadows (both versions)
5. Good Eats (does that count?) LOL!

4 Amazing Bands/Singers

1. Oingo Boingo
2. Elvis Costello and the Attractions or the Confederates or the Imposters or the Rude 5 or the Brodsky Quartet
3. Erasure
4. the Beatles

Ok that was hard to only choose 4..damn I think that question was designed to kill my brain.

3 Breathtaking Songs

1. "The Long Journey Home" Elvis Costello with Anuna
2. "Skin" Oingo Boingo
3. "Home" Depeche Mode

I could have given all 3 to either Elvis or Oingo...but I thought I'd be nice and share between some of my other favorites..btw these songs can change on a daily basis

2 Fantastic Writers

1. Anne Rice
2. Richard Paul Evans

1 Unforgettable Line

"So it is to be war between us...if these demands are not met then a disastor beyond your imagine will occur" George W. Bush....Oops I mean the Erik "The Phantom of the Opera" the musical...

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Another Survey for Your Giggling Pleasure

This survey was stolen from Katy, whose LJ is linked at the side of the page somewheres....

NICK NAME(S): Andii, Cleo
BIRTHDAY: July 2, 1974
SIGN: Cancer
AGE: 28
GRADE: I'm so through with school....


HAIR COLOR: dark brown
EYEBROWS: same color as the hair..last time I checked
EYE COLOR: brown
ABOUT EARS: Ok..I have 2 and they are hidden under my hair most of the time..and I can hear with them..Isn't that fucking amazing?
ABOUT LIPS: Pouty and ready to kiss mr. costello, mr. proops or mr elfman or all of them...
ABOUT TONGUE: It's ready for the above mentioned men as well...especially if there's chocolate sauce involved. Yum chocolate covered elvis
ABOUT CHIN: It's at the bottom of my face..yes?
SHOULDERS: Yup I have those too.
MUSCLES: A little underused cos of the weather..but that shall soon be fixed.
STYLE: a little funky a little conservative..any style I feel like....
PIERCINGS: just in my ears.....

---Right Now---

WHAT COLOUR PANTS ARE YOU WEARING?: I have a black skirt on right now
WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO?: Elvis Costello - How to be Dumb
WHAT TASTE IS IN YOUR MOUTH?: the yummy buttery taste of popcorn
WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE?: Lovely and warm..but not too warm
HOW ARE YOU?: Doing well..had a job interview today

---Do you...---

GET MOTION SICKNESS?: not that I know of
HAVE A BAD HABIT?: I talk to much..or so I've been told (blushes)
GET ALONG WITH YOUR PARENTS?: 99.9% of the time I do..yes..they are wonderful
LIKE TO DRIVE?: Yeah especially if I have a good cd in the car


TV SHOW?? Whose Line Is It Anyway
SHAMPOO: Suave Freesia
CONDITIONER: don't use conditioner
BOOK: Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
BAND OR GROUP: Elvis Costello and the Imposters or the Attractions or the Confederates or the Rude 5 or the Brodsky Quartet.
HANGOUT: My room
FEELING: peaceful

---Have you...---

BROKEN THE LAW: do speeding tickets count?
EVER CHEATED ON A TEST: I think we all have
EVER GONE SKINNY DIPPING: I don't bare flesh
EVER TIPPED OVER A PORTA POTTY: no, but now that you mention it might be fun. uh no
USED YOU PARENTS' CREDIT CARD BEFORE: yes with permission of course
SKIPPED SCHOOL BEFORE: Hell yeah..that's what college is all about


BOYFRIEND: Not at the moment
SEXUALITY: I love Geeky Boys
CHILDREN?: Not on your nelly
CURRENT CRUSH: don't have one.
BEEN IN LOVE?: I thought so at the time
BEEN HURT?: More times than I can count
HAVE YOU EVER SAID "I LOVE YOU" AND MEANT IT?: I thought so at the time
YOUR GREATEST REGRET: Not getting a chance to have the last word with someone..I won't mention


DO YOU HAVE A JOB: Yeah, but you can have it
WHAT'S THE NEXT CD YOU'RE GONNA GET?: I have Fire at Keaton's on order at Borders (damn you brighid) then likely the new Madonna and Martin Gore cds
WHO DO YOU CONSIDER GOOD FRIENDS?: Tina, Brighid, Erin, April, James,Linds,Linda, Kristin, Lesley (the ocelot gang) and the Brothers Elfman Gang..(so I don't forget anyone)
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO?: write, read, listen to music, silly..rant a little
HOW DO YOU WANT TO DIE?: in my sleep...peacefully

---When/what was the last...---

TIME YOU CRIED?: Today in frustration
YOU GOT A REAL LETTER?: God, I can't remember
YOU GOT E-MAIL: a few minutes ago
THING YOU PURCHASED: Food at the Dairy Queen

---Your thoughts on...---

TEENAGE SMOKING: It's their health not mine...
MASTURBATION: Oh LOL! Do it til you go blind! Nasty Habits! Here to stay...
PMS: It's an excuse to be bitchy and cry alot. How much more fucking fun can you get.
SPICE GIRLS: I like Geri Halliwell..though the Spice Girls were pretty annoying pretty quickly. I will admit to liking a few songs though..cos they are cute
SOUTH PARK: Screw you guys..I'm going home....
DREAMS: Dreams are what make life worth living, especially if they involve Elvis some chocolate sauce and the infamous fuzzy cuffs.
This or That

Ok here's my answer's to this week's This and That. Are you not so excited? Stop laughing! I mean it! Stop laughing!

1. Cold frosty ski slopes or warm sandy beach? Warm sandy beach, especially after this crappy winter
2. Chevy or Ford? Ford Focus would be nice..or a mustang
3. Mac or PC? PC
4. Dial-up or high speed internet access? High speed when those bastards get my dsl up and running
5. Small *family-only* wedding or large 200+ guest wedding? Small family only wedding too many people make me nervous
6. Would you rather be the bridesmaid or the bride? (if you are a guy, substitute best man or groom) bridesmaid, I dont' really want to get married.
8. Roses or daisies? Roses
9. Trashy romance novels or classic literature? Trashy romance novels..though I read both :P
10. NEW! Thought-provoking question of the week...If you had to choose one...would you rather be blind or deaf? I know I've answered this question before somewhere. I can't remember my original answer, but since I'm now thinking about it. I would rather be blind. I think a dark world would be better than a soundless world. Ultimately neither is my answer.

Sunday, March 16, 2003

Man Out of Time

I'm nearly done with the editing of Man Out of Time. I'm down to the last 10 pages now. So if you want to read the changes to the story go my other blog. I hope to have some new installments later this week. It's definitely taken much longer than I had originally planned to get through this.

I'll admit to being very lazy when it came to doing this, but all in all I hope you enjoy the changes.
Another Survey Stolen from Linds

I stole this one from Linds' LiveJournal. It's 70 degrees outside and I'm sitting on the computer. Someone pass the Zoloft, cos I think I need it. I'm listening to Elvis Costello to calm my frazzled nerves. I wonder if he'd mind if I curled up on his lap and fell asleep. I'll apologize later for not being as pretty as Diana Krall or as talented or any of that useful stuff...

Oh fuck, I am in a funk today. Onto the survey methinks before I go daffy and start to cry over useless shit.

Name: Andrea
Do you like it?: I've no real complaints about it.
Nicknames: Andii and at one point Cleo, but that's a really fucking long story
Birthday: July 2nd 1974
Sign: Cancer
Location: Charleroi, PA
Crush: Not on anyone obtainable
Virgin?: No
Natural hair color: Dark Brown
Current hair color: Slightly highlighted version of the above
Eye color: Brown
Height: 5'3 ish
Birthplace: Charleroi, PA
Shoe size: 8

Number: 3
Color: Black
Day: Saturday
Month: July
Song: (today's favorite) Elvis Costello Sweet Pear
Movie: Edward Scissorhands
Food: Gnochhi
Season: Summer.
Sport: Hockey
Teacher: Mrs Drop
Drink: Coca cola
Veggie: Green beans
TV Show: Whose Line is it Anyway
Store: Dots
Word: Foible
Animal: Ocelots really it's tied between Cats and Dogs..but I guess Ocelots are included
Flower: Pansy
State: I've only been in 4 PA, OH NY and I don't really have a favorite at this point

This or That
Me/You: You.
Day/night: Night
Aol/aim: AIM.
Cd/cassette: CD
Dvd/vhs: DVD
Jeans/khakis: Jeans..khakis have a traumatising affect on me
Car/truck: Car.
Tall/short: short
Lunch/dinner: Dinner
NSYNC/BSB: Uh...Oh geeze who's the cream of the crap? is that what you are asking. N'Sync is catchier...I suppose
Britney/Christina: They both suck equally....and in more ways then one I'm sure.
Gap/Old Navy: Old Navy
Lipstick/Lipgloss: Lipstick
Silver/Gold: Silver
Alcohol/Weed: Alcohol especially if it's amaretto sours

Love & Relationships
Do you have a bf/gf?: one will put up with me.
Do you have a crush?: Yes
How long was your longest relationship?: A little over a year
How long was your shortest relationship? a month and a half
Who was your first love?: His name is the same as one of my concubines
What do you miss about them?: The fact that he used to look like one of my concubines

What is the one thing you would change about your past?: My college years would have been a little more lively
What is the biggest mistake you've made in your life?: Taking the job at Expanets ranks highly but there are way too many to count. My life is a huge mistake. Probably being born could take the cake, but I'm not really responsible for that.
Last thing you heard: "The Flirting Kind" Elvis Costello...THUD
Last thing you saw: My computer screen as I type this...(smirk)
Last thing you said: "I don't fucking hardly think so." (I continuely offer thanks to Greg Proops for that line)
Who is the last person you saw?: My mom
Who is the last person you kissed?: mom again
Who is the last person you hugged?: you guessed it, mom
Who is the last person you fought with?: my sister...
What is the last song you heard?: "Shatterproof" Elvis Costello

What are you wearing?: A little green sundress
What are you doing?: Answering this survey and wondering why i'm so depressed and not out in the lovely day outside. (pass the zoloft)
Who are you talking to?: No one
What song are you listening to?: "The Element Within Her" Elvis Costello
Where are you?: My room
Who are you with?: No one right now
Are you online?: Yes
How are you feeling?: Uber crappy
Are you in a chatroom?: No

What day is it tomorrow?: Monday
What are you going to do after this?: Hopefully get away from this computer for a bit.
Who are you going to talk to?: No one I'm going to go on a theraputic walk, but I'll likely tell my mom I'm going.
Where are you going to go?: Nebby bastards aren't you. I'm walking across town and back.
How old will you be when you graduate?: I was 17 when I graduated high school and 21 for college
What do you wanna be?: Normal..Ha that's fucking impossible!
What is one of your dreams?: To be a published writer
Where will you be in 25 years?: I don't want to think about that.

Have You Ever...
Drank?: Yes.
Smoked?: Yes.
Had sex?: Yes.
Done anything illegal?: I've had speeding tickets
Wanted to die?: Yes
Hit someone?: Yes

Do you write in cursive or print?: Both depending on what I'm writing and how much I want people to be able to read it
Are you a lefty or a righty?: Righty
What is your sexual preference?: Males.
What piercings do you have? ears
Do you drive?: Yes
Do you have glasses or braces?: Glasses and or contacts depending on how masochistic I'm feeling
Did you like this survey?: It kept me amused.

What do you most like about your body?: My eyes
And least?: Most everything else
How many fillings do you have?: Never counted
Do you think you're good looking?: Not really
Do other people often tell you that you're good-looking?: No
Do you look like any celebrities?: Someone once said Pheobe Cates..I don't believe em though...cos she's pretty.

Do you wear a watch?: Yes
How many coats and jackets do you own?: Outerwear you mean...4 I think
Favorite pants/skirt color?: Black
Most expensive item of clothing: I have a DKNY plaid blazer that cost a small fortune
Most treasured?: I never really thought about it.
What kind of shoes do you wear?: Klunky heels, loafers
Describe your style in one word: Funky and odd at times..and then conservative
A day of Randomness

~ My DSL line isn't going to be ready until Wednesday now! I want my DSL now. A few weeks ago, I didn't really care whether I stayed dial up forever or not, but now that everything is here and ready to get hooked up, I'm antsy. Soon I'll be able to use all the computers in my house at one time. I'm really anxious for the networking, because I want to be able to use the emachine and the HP at the same time.

~I want a new template for my blog, but I don't want to lose my pictures here. I hate it when I get bored. When I get bored, I change things. Someone stop me before I have a new template.I like this one but there is no chatter box or room for one it seems. Oh here's another one

~Martin Gore has recorded a version of "Lost in the Stars" that Kurt Weill song that Mr. Costello did a while back. I never ever thought I'd say this but I like Martin's version better. That's a floggable offense I'm sure. Martin has a very pretty voice though, and this song is really suited to his range and whatnot.

~I so need to clean in my house, but I'm so not in the mood. I hate that. I have no motivation for the things that need to be done.

~I'm sick of being depressed. I just want to be able to talk to someone who will at least try to understand what I have to live with. I envy people that have 'normal' siblings that they can share things with. My siblings are either too old to care or too fucked up to even bother with.

~Oh found another Costello mp3 I didn't know I had! I have the song Weird Nightmare track from the Mingus tribute. My god is this song dark and brooding and absolutely fucking fantastic. I can say no's to wonderful for words. I may have to update my Lullaby CD again.

~The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame is on tonight! I can't wait to see EC in that dishy suit of his. Hopefully there won't be too many shots of people that I don't want to look at. I'm not really in the mood for significant or insignificant others at this point.

Saturday, March 15, 2003

Finally a Survey to Klepto

I can always count on Linds to have a survey worth stealing. I don't know where to look for em, so I have to get mine second hand. Ah well. It's either survey kleptoing or me posting more pictures of Mr. Elvis (I'm one sexy sonfabitch) Costello... So be happy if I were you.

1. What religion do you follow? Catholicism as much as I can
2. What religion were you raised as? Catholic
3. Do you believe that forgiveness is a religious property, or a human property? It goes both ways depending on what's being forgiven I suppose.
4. Do you believe in magic? No. David Copperfield is shite and he's orange...Otto where's otto (I'm sorry, going all Greg Proops on you there)
5. What was the last promise you broke? "I'll take care of that issue for you" to every customer at Expa-fucking-nets
6. Have you ever said the words to a prayer and not meant it? Real prayers aren't recited.
7. Do you believe that anyone could be perfect? No, but then I think religiously and Jesus would probably the only example of a perfect person. Everyone has faults, but it also depends on how you interpret perfect. You have people like Mother Theresa and I'm sure I could come up with a few others, that lived good and blameless lives, so how can I say they aren't perfect or near perfect.

1. Did you get everything you wanted over the last holiday season? No, but I never expect to.
2. Regarding your future, what is the best thing you could hope for? A full and satifsfying life with someone to love.
3. Do you let yourself get your hopes up for something even if you know that there is a large chance of failure? It all depends on what we're talking about. I never think great things will happen to me in regards to work, only bad things happen to me there.
5. Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? Once or twice
6. Do you gamble? No
7. Have you ever had something called off on account of bad weather, but then gone ahead and done it anyway? No

1. What causes do you support? Any cause for animals.
2. What causes have you given money or time to? Several Religous charities, Make A Wish, Animal Rescue League
3. Have you ever worked in a soup kitchen or done another kind of outreach for the homeless? No
4. Would you ever consider joining the Peace Corps, Amnesty International, or another travel-inherent worldwide charity group? No
5. Do you give money to the homeless on the street? No.
6. Have you ever helped out a friend with basic needs, like rent or food? No, never had to.
7. What's the greatest extent you've gone to help a friend in need? I've rushed to a friends house a few times when things were rough when a relationship had gone bad.

1. What are you most afraid of? Life
2. What did you do today that was really brave? I went to me that's brave
3. Who is your favorite superhero, and why? Pah, I don't have one.
4. Would you put your life in danger to rescue someone? most likely not, I'm a big wus and I admit it openly
5. If you were to face the Wizard, would you want more courage, more brains, or more heart? More courage.
6. Have you ever gotten stage fright? I've never been on stage
7. Do you consider yourself to be a leader or a follower? Follower definitely...

1. Have you ever been summoned for jury duty? Were you chosen? No to both
2. If they reinstituted the draft (for both genders), would you go, or would find some way out of it? I'm off to Canada, see you later.
3. Do you support capital punishment (the death penalty)? Yes in some instances, what good does life in prison serve other than to keep our tax dollars up. Especially if the individual will never be fit for society.
4. Which should be guaranteed legal: (Please make this question more clear!) Prostitution...LOL
5. Do you believe that Dubya is rightfully President of the USA? No way...that was a dictatorship that was bought for him by his brother and his daddy.
6. What was your favorite media circus trial? Does the Clinton Scandal count..that was fun
7. Have you ever written a letter to a politician? I don't fucking hardly think so

1. What do you have the hardest time moderating yourself on? shopping
2. Do you collect anything? Music, Nightmare Before Christmas stuff, Coke Bears
3. Are you addicted to anything? Music (I have over 3000 cds)
4. Have you ever put anything on layaway or used an installment plan? No
5. What's your preferred method of paying for things? Cash now that I'm trying to get rid of my debt
6. Tell us one thing you wish you hadn't let yourself do: Take the job with Expanets
7. Do you feel that you obsess over things? Yes. I definitely obsess over the bad things in my life that worry me. It's hard to put aside something that can cause you impending doom

1. Who is the wisest person you know? My mother
2. Have you ever participated in a vigil? No
3. Do you take advice when it's given? Sometimes
4. What area are you wisest in? Ask me about music...
5. Do you drive defensively? Yes.
6. Have you ever had unprotected sex outside of marriage? Getting a bit personal here aren't you, but yes
7. What did you learn today? Mandatory overtime sucks.
8. And of course, what is your favorite heavenly virtue? Hope springs eternal

Friday, March 14, 2003

A meager 5

Ah's the Friday Five

1. Do you like talking on the phone? Why or why not? I like talking on the phone to friends. I work on the phone 8 hours a day. So unless you've got something really amusing to say, I'm likely not to want to hear about it down the line. You can only listen to so much bitching before you go stark raving mad.

2. Who is the last person you talked to on the phone? My mother

3. About how many telephones do you have at home? 4 regular phones and my cellular

4. Have you encountered anyone who has really bad phone manners? What happened? I'm not sure if it's bad phone manners, but I have a freind who's grandma just ends a call by hanging up not saying good bye or anything. Not bad phone manners, just eccentric ones I think.

5. Would you rather pick up the phone and call someone or write them an e-mail or a letter? Why or why not? Email, cos then they can't keep you on with idle chit chat...sometimes you just need to get it over with..and email is so much easier in most cases.

Thursday, March 13, 2003

Elvis, Story progression...and other random stuff

Ok first let me go on for a bit on how fantastic Mr. Elvis Costello was on Letterman last night! Not only was he divinely handsome, but he was funny and all around entertaining. His monologue gave me many excuses to giggle and mutter "you're so bad" to the telly. The one thing about him that I find endearing is how he says "ehm" when he's thinking of what to say next. It just sounds so damn sexy. I could go on about how sexy he is, but you all know that by now.

I did manage to nab some nice pictures from the Hall of Fame at the VH-1 site. I plan on moving one of them into the concubine section of the page soon. Change is always good, right?

Oh and speaking of changes, I'm nearly finished with the edits to Man Out of Time. So you'll be seeing new bits to this story here soon. Anyone who wants to read it over with the changes can give me a holler and I'll email it. I don't think I've made any drastic changes to the story. I basically cleaned up some parts that I felt were too vague. I was also trying to make Everett a bit more likable. I hope I succeeded. I'm still finding him less than amusing.

Oh, and I'm suffering from a lack of stupid surveys! C'mon people surely someone out there has a fun survey that I can steal. It's been nearly a week since I've klepto'd one. Annoying as they are. They at least give me something to think about.

The DSL modem came today, so likely over the weekend everything will get hooked up and running! I'm looking forward to faster downloads. So much music, so little time. Just think of all the divine mix cds that I'll be able to make once my downloads speed up!

Now for the Awol people in my life. Linds where the hell are you? You are too damn quiet everywhere! Jennifer, are you back in the states yet! Dammit I miss you guys!

Last thing, I might have an interview for a Management Training position for National City Bank. Keep your fingers crossed for me, that it would be something worth taking. I so want to find another job soon.

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Greg in NYC

Damn him Damn him Damn him! Straight to hell in a handbasket wrapped in a butaine blanket. From what I gather, he's coming the last week of July to Caroline's in NYC. OK, I'm accepting donations now. Just contribute to the, "it's what Andrea wants most for her birthday" fund.

Yes, my birthday is the beginning of July. ARGH! I so want a Greg for my birthday! I so don't want to get on an airplane. I might as well add, I so don't want to go to NYC! Ah but I would so enjoy the chance to see Greg in his own element of stand up.

The worst part is, my interest in him is not quite where it was a few months ago. Blame Elvis for that. I'd rather see Elvis a few times...

More cons to Greg in NYC...

Bowie is supposed to tour this summer. I want to see David again. WAH!
If Elvis tours and he does that so often even without a record, I want to see him more than Greg..
I might not have any personal time at work to take...and getting to the airport after work could be a freaking bitch.

I guess it's a matter of waiting to see what happens, and where I'm working at the time. It's all so scary, at least to me. Recall that I'm the person who hasn't been outside of Pittsburgh all that often.

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

An Episode of Elvis

Ok, so Mr. Costello has completely taken over my tiny brain. I can't help it. They played a clip of Hall of Fame on Good Morning America this morning. I've had some drooling time looking at the pictures on Wire Image. I so hope some large versions of these morsels appear online somewhere soon.

If only that bimbo that's attached herself to him would go away. Far away. Very Far Away. Ok not on this planet would be a good place for her. I won't speak her name cos it will depress me. You know, I seriously liked it better when he was married to Cait O' Riordan. I'm not sure why, but it seemed to sit better with my stomach.

I wonder if the "if you ignore it long enough, it will go away" theory would work on her? Probably not. Most likely the Morrissey theory of "The more you ignore me, the closer I get" would hold true.

On a happy note: All the Attractions were there! Yup even Bruce! Yay Bruce! It's a shame Elvis wasn't nasty though, he could have done I Want You..which would have annoyed the fuck out of Bruce Thomas..but I think they steered clear of that song. More is the pity. I know they did Pump it Up, not sure what else they did, I can't wait to watch on Sunday!

Also, this just in..Elvis is the HOST of Letterman on Wednesday...How cool is that? I'm wondering if he's performing too. I hope so. I need all the Elvis I can get in my life.

I'd like to get a new album too, but I think that's too much to ask.

Monday, March 10, 2003

I made a beautiful mix cd

I decided to make a mix of songs that are like lullabies to me. It's posted at my Mix cd group and I think I'll post it at the Art of the Mix site as well. There are some artists that you can do a whole cd of songs that can lull you in to slumberland. Besides the lovely song stylings of Mr. Costello who was my choice for the cd, I can think of a few more that can send me off into a lovely slumber.

Erasure have some lovely melodic songs that can relax you into a nice slumber. I could probably do a whole cd of Duran Duran songs too. Abba springs to mind as well. How could they not? Of course you can always just by the Pure Moods collection, but what fun would that be?

But back to my lullaby mix..The title is "Sing Me to Sleep, Elvis" The tracklisting is :

The Long Journey Home
This House is Empty Now
Lost In the Stars
But Not For Me
Shamed Into Love
You Stole My Bell
Please Stay
Still To Soon To Know
Favourite Hour
Couldn't Call It Unexpected #4
Sweet Pear
Pills & Soap
My Funny Valentine
Indoor Fireworks

There were so many others I could have added. If I could have, I would have loved to have had Upon A Veil of Midnight Blue and The Birds Will Still Be Singing on here as well. Another Day Another Mix?

I'm going to do a mixed genre version of this cd as well. I can already think of some really pretty tracks to put on that version as well. I'll probably do that tomorrow. Until then...I'll just nap to Elvis.

Sunday, March 09, 2003

Every Elvis Has His Army

So much going on that centers on Mr. Costello this week. Ah if only my vcr would be nicer to me. Where to begin. Where to begin.

~ Wednesday night the man is the musical guest on Letterman!

~Friday at noon, vh-1 is finally reairing the Storytellers episode he did. My vcr better be prepared for this, cos this is the only Storyteller's that I've never seen. Something strangely ironic to that, don't you think.

~Sunday night..and almost everynight there after, the induction to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. EC will be inducted by Elton John. I'm rather amused by that, myself.

Some thoughts on Elvis for the time being.

Man Out of Time was originally inspired by Mr. Proops, but about 10 pages in the character that was inspired by Elvis took control of the story. I'm trying to do some rewrites so Everett becomes just a bit likeable, but it's not working for me. I still want to smack that character senseless.

Will Bruce Thomas overcome his hatred for my darling Declan to perform at the induction ceremony? It's something that's been plaguing my mind for quite a time now.

Will the Attractions tour! Goddamn it, they need to tour. OK, but that can only happen if Bruce puts aside his nasty feelings. How come I have the feeling that if Bruce is going to play on Sunday night, Elvis is going to play I Want You just to annoy Bruce.

If the Attractions don't tour, Elvis needs to find a reason to tour on his own. I'm having Elvis withdrawals. I need to see the man again. I'd also like a few more reissues of the old cds and maybe a new one.

The people who voted for the grammys have their heads up their asses. When I Was Cruel will be the album of the year in my mind thank you very much, and a big ole raspberry to Mr. Springstein and that damn the Rising cd.

Black suits on Elvis are exceedingly sexy. In fact, they are sexier than any suit Mr. Proops has ever worn.

Saturday, March 08, 2003

The Survey Klepto Strikes Again

Oh it's so fun to find the survey's at everyone's LiveJournal's. More things to steal! Woo Hoo! I nabbed this one from Linds' LJ, cos it was amusing looking. Isn't that sad? I've stolen a survey cos it looks amusing. Note to self, finish editing Man Out of Time!

This N' That

01) Last dream: I was following Elvis Costello around the Hard Rock in Pittsburgh, he had performed there, and I think I was his groupie.
02) Last car ride: I drove myself home from work today.
03) Last kiss: I think it's non of your damn buisness
04) Last person you kissed: same as above
05) Last good cry: Monday Morning
06) Last missing library book: Never lost one yet
07) Last movie seen: Chicago
08) Last book read: I'm reading Sandra Brown's Slow Heat in Heaven
09) Last curse word uttered: "Fuck".
10) Last beverage consumed: Coke
11) Last food consumed: Cold Pizzia
13) Last phone call: To my mom on the way home from work
14) Last TV show watched: Reba and I'm not sure why.
15) Last item bought: Pastries at Panera Bread this morning
16) Last time showered: I prefer baths thank you very much.
17) Last shoes worn: Clunky black fun shoes, where they came from escapes me
18) Last CD played: Cheap Trick "Standing on the Edge"
19) Last MP3 downloaded: Madonna's American Life
20) Last annoyance: Stupid system's down at work
21) Last disappointment: Not getting seats to Elton John/Billy Joel
22) Last soda drank: Coke
23) Last thing written: An email to a trading buddy
24) Last key used: my car key
25) Last word spoken: How am I supposed to remember this
26) Last trip to the bathroom: about 10:30.... Do ya really need to know that? I think fucking not.
27) Last sleep: from 11:30 last night to 6:30 this morning
28) Last IM: Kristin last night
29) Last song you listened to: "The Long Journey Home" Elvis Costello
30) Last time you yelled at someone: My sister some time last week
31) Last weird encounter:My life is one big weird encounter, I can't distinguish one from another
32) Last store shopped at: Panera's a pastry thing
33) Last ice cream eaten: Breyer's 3 flavors
34) Last time amused: Thursday morning when Whose Line was on CC
35) Last time wanting to die: Friday at work..hell everytime I'm at work
36) Last time in love: I don't believe in that stupid emotion.
37) Last time hugged: this morning, mom
38) Last time scolded: Does anyone scold anymore?
39) Last time resentful: I resent you asking me something like that. LOL
40) Last chair sat in: Hey I'm in a rolling computer chair now, ain't that exciting, don't you really just care!
41) Last lipstick used: Color Works Brown
42) Last underwear worn: white silk bikinis
43) Last bra worn: My fabulous wonder wonders what it's pushing up
44) Last shirt worn: I have my Elvis Costello t-shirt on right now
45) Last class attended: Do you count my work training class, if not I graduated 6 years ago. How the hell am I supposed to remember
46) Last Final taken: my training class final back in Nov.
47) Last time dancing: to long ago to remember
48) Last poster looked at: My Chanel Poster
49) Last concert attended: Elvis Costello at the AJ Palumbo Center Oct 19,2002
50) Last webpage visited: The Certifiable Wenches Mix CD Group Page

Friday, March 07, 2003

Tales of the Blode Episode 2

You just have to go to this site. For those of you that appreciate ocelot references, you'll love this. If not, it's still the funniest thing I've seen on the net in yonks! It was posted at the Land of Ocelots by Lou.

Totally worth a few minutes of your time, cos the laughs that will result will be well worth it.

And now onto the Friday Five

01. What was the last song you heard? "Tell it To Me" Erasure

02. What were the last two movies you saw? Chicago and Ghost Ship

03. What were the last three things you purchased? Two bags of TGIF Potato Skins chips and um my DSL service

04. What four things do you need to do this weekend? Work for at least 4 hours (PAH), Buy some bubble mailers so I can ship the cds I'm burning, clean up the two messy rooms I dwell in, get out of the house and not worry about work for 24 hours. Wait that's five! oh well...fuck it.

05. Who are the last five people you talked to? Michael, Raymond, Mom, Grandma, and Dad

Are you bored now? I am. I'm going to work on Man Out of Time I can get it some new bits started shortly.

Thursday, March 06, 2003

Building the Perfect Mix

So as you all can see by the new icon on the page, I have a mix cd group. Well I'm working at my lust mix at the present time. The beauty of building mixes or at least coming up with setlists for mixes is that I sort out all my cds and actually listen to a few that probably haven't had a spin in the cd player in years and years.

Today I've pulled out the Cheap Trick cds, and those haven't got any love in a way long time. I think I'll devote a few minutes to the beauty that is Cheap Trick and my love for Robin Zander. I like a million others fell in love with the song The Flame way back when. As usual, I had to acquire everything they ever recorded and I was pleased that I enjoyed most everything they did. Cheap Trick are a fun band with some really great catchy songs. I'm also probably one of the few people that own a copy of Robin's solo cd. It's a shame that cd didn't do better, there were some lovely songs on that one.

I've also been reintroducing myself to Adam Ant. More fun music, which I'm sadly in need of right now. I chose the song Strip for obvious reasons. Ok maybe not. I picked this song so I could look at the picture inside the cover while I was ripping the track to my hard drive. I wish this picture were lurking somewhere online but alas it is not.

Oddly enough, I've also renewed my interest in INXS. They are a band I've had fleeting interest in over the past few years.

So needless to say, I'm having fun trying to make the perfect lustful mix cd. I may be at this one for awhile.

The Sexiest Song

Oh and while I'm rambling, I just have to say that Elvis Costello's song "Inch By Inch" is the sexy song of the day. This is another one that just well inspires nasty evil thoughts when I hear it. So for your reading pleasure I will now give you the lyrics to this lovely gem.

Inch By Inch
You can take a powder
You can take a drink
You can keep the shrink
And the kitchen sink
Write my name in heaven
in invisible ink
I just woke up from dreaming, I think
You can take me over
You can give me a lip
You can take me under
You can give me the slip
Take off everything or tear me off a strip
Like a lady in the chamber
and another in the clip

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
Inch by inch
Inch by inch
You can pull me up again
Inch by inch
Inch by inch
As pulses race
I long to see that look upon your face

You can take me outside
You can take me apart
You can take me upstairs
you can take me to heart
You made me love you when
you thought you were so smart
Don't try to stop me when
you told me to start

Sorry, but this song makes me want to hop on the man's lap and kiss him senseless and then do a few other things to him. Ah yes I'm in one of those moods now.

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Sexy is as Sexy does

Ok to continue on with the "sexy" theme of yesterday... Linds' brought up a good point. How many people do you think are sexy based on looks alone? Ok, I've had to give this some thought. There are some people that struck me just as soon as I saw them that they were sexy as hell.

Simon LeBon - Ok, the picture on the side of this page can attest to his beauty. It's all in his eyes. Come hither baby blues, has Mr. LeBon. He's such a dishy thing, I can almost put aside his arrogance. I said almost, but then again, I look at him and well...YUM! Simon falls under the 'strip him down and tape his mouth shut' category. He's gorgeous as long as I don't have to listen to him.

Johnny Depp - I don't know much about him, which is just fine by me. I've adored him since I saw Edward Scissorhands. Plus there was all the sweetness of Benny and Joon. He's got that lanky sexy going on. He's just so darn chisled. If I hear that there is a movie with Johnny in it, I'm there, just to get the opportunity to drool on his loveliness. This is not to say he's a bad actor, cos I've enjoyed every film I've ever seen with him in it. I highly recommend Sleepy Hollow and Chocolat if you need to spend a few quality hours drooling in front of the telly.

David Bowie - I have to say as soon as I laid eyes on the man I was hooked. Songwriting talent and vocal talent aside, David Bowie is just gorgeous. He's one of the few celebrities that when I learn weird facts about him, I don't get bothered. Who cares what he does with his personal life, he's David Bowie and he's just darn gorgeous.

Paul McCartney - Dead Sexy. I can say no more. At 60 he's still one beautiful man. Words cannot express his sexiness

I can probably think of a few more, but for now these are enough.

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Why Geeky is Sexy

Thank to Linds, I've been forced to ponder the reasons why people think other people are sexy. There are the obvious reasons of course. Some people, Hugh Grant pops into mind, are just to darn cute to be anything but sexy. Then there are people like me that find the geekiest people sexy. Lets face it, Elvis Costello, Greg Proops, Danny Elfman and Vince Clarke give meaning to the word geeky.

So now I must ponder what makes each of these little devils so sexy. This could take really explain, but I'll try to be short sweet and close to the point.

Elvis Costello - First of all, if you don't find that deep and penetrating stare sexy, I feel sorry for you. I could get lost in those pretty puppy dog eyes that hide behind those horn rims. If that doesn't suffice, there's that soft sweet voice that could charm the pants off anyone. He can charm any article of clothing he wants off of me, in case you didn't know. The other important reason for his sexiness is that singing voice of his. You have only to hear a live version of I Want You to be brought to your knees. If you don't believe me, go see the man in concert, it's well worth it.

Greg Proops - Ok 40 pounds ago he was much sexier. Put down the bon bons Greg...step away from the fridge. Still my speccy comedian is sexier than hell. He has a way with facial expressions that makes you want to grab him and squeeze him, or maybe slap him upside the head. Either way, his I don't give a shit attitude, is what makes me adore him. There are other reasons to adore him of course. How many comedians wear 3 piece suits everywhere. Bless him, he's a sharp dressed man. He also has a smile that will melt your heart. Oh and for those of you who don't know it, intelligence is sexy.

Danny Elfman - Ok this man was the geekiest teenager in the world. I tell you, he had to get into a band so that he could get dates. Once you get past the early years of Boingo, Danny just well becomes the sexiest thing on the face of the earth. Some people have bedroom eyes. Danny has a bedroom voice. Listen to the commentary from Edward Scissorhands, that should be enough. For the most part, Danny's appeal to me is in his ability to look innocent while retaining a certain measure of evilness.

Vince Clarke - Ok, I know you are all saying, "How in the hell is he sexy?" First of all when Vince has a full head of hair...whoa baby, he's all that and a bag of chips. Without it, he still looks like your goofey kid brother. He's just so tiny and sweet you have to love him. Plus he so dead pan ...I have this sweet picture of him while they were making the I Love to Hate You video. He's suspended in the air with his synth and his making faces into the camera. You just want to grab him and tickle him to pieces.

So as you can see, everyone can see something sexy in even the least sexy of people. Oh and if you think these 4 are the least sexy..I blow raspberries at you. If you aren't a geek...PAH! I will say this..What do my 4 geeks have in common..Specs! Long live sexy speccy men.

Monday, March 03, 2003

Let's Play Steal a Survey

This survey was stolen by Brighid who stole it from Lindsey who probably stole it from someone else. It's such a chain reaction thing we've got going on here. Anyway, I'm editing the first 50 pages of Man Out of Time, so you won't see much posting of the story, until I'm ready to start with the next bits.

So for your amusement and giggling pleasure until then. Surveys! and other random shit from me!

01. My name is -- Andrea
02. I may seem -- shy
03. But I'm really -- outgoing and obnoxious when I try to be
04. People who know me think -- I'm intelligent
05. If you knew me you'd -- think I was weird
06. Sometimes I feel -- like no one cares
07. In the morning I -- check my email, get dressed and go to hell..I mean work
08. I like to sleep -- Alot
09. If I could be doing anything right now I would be -- with my 3 concubines. (Grabs Elvis Costello and chains him to the bed)
10. Money is -- like manure, it needs to be spread around encouraging young things to grow. (like me) btw that's from Hello Dolly
11. One thing I wish I had is -- A different Job
12. One thing I have that I wish I didn't is -- a job with Expanets
13. All you need is -- Love
14. All I need is -- A new and amusing job
15. If I had one wish it would be -- To have my concubines for a year a piece
16. Love is -- a joke that too many people fall for
17. My body is -- tiny and slighty curvy
18. If an angel flew into my window at night I would -- Offer it a cookie
19. If a demon crashed into my window I would -- ask it if it wanted a zima
20. If I could see one person right now it would be -- Mr. Costello (and if he'd be naked..oh would I be happy)
21. Something I want but I don't really need is -- Loads of CDs...real and bootlegs
22. Something I need but I don't really want is -- DSL (so that the brat can share the internet connection)
23. I live for -- today
24. I dare you all to -- stand on your head and whistle Rock the Casbah
25. I am afraid of -- Americans
26. It makes me angry when -- stupid people continue to breathe
28. I daydream about -- Mr. Costello, Mr. Proops and Mr. Elfman..the rest I'm not telling you.
29. I cry because -- life sucketh so
30. This quiz is -- really boring

Sunday, March 02, 2003

More of the Stolen Survey type thingies

This one I nabbed from Tay's Diary. It's not quite as extensive but just as fun, and it unfortunately is making me think on a Sunday morning. That's so wrong. So without further ado. The Favorites survey begins. (yes I'm a nut, and no I don't care)

Music | Elvis Costello, Duran Duran, Erasure, Def Leppard, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Abba, David Bowie, Oingo Boingo, Madonna, Lisa Stansfield, Peter Murphy, Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, Billy Joel, Elton John, Roxette, Sting, Pet Shop Boys, Alison Moyet, Yazoo, U2, Midge Ure, Glass Tiger, Duncan Sheik, the Devlins, Adam Ant, Depeche Mode, the Cure, Bryan Ferry, Cyndi Lauper, the Beatles, the Monkees, Fleetwood Mac, the Eurythmics, XTC, Jonatha Brooke, Matchbox Twenty, Tori Amos, Sarah McLaughlin, OMD, the Smiths, Cheap Trick

Movies | Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes (Burton style), Mars Attacks, Nightmare Before Christmas, Chocolat, Evita, Chicago, What Dreams May Come, Death to Smootchy, Who's that Girl, Drop Dead Fred, Benny and Joon, Dangerous Liasions, Being John Malkovich, Moulin Rouge, A Fish Called Wanda, Rat Race, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Shrek, Monsters Inc, From Hell, the Witches of Eastwick, Tea with Mussolini, Harry Potter, Cats and Dogs, the Others

Actresses | Winona Ryder, Madonna, Cher, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Pheobe Cates, Lisa Marie (giggle please, it's for the monkey love dance), Catherine Zeta-Jones

Actors | Johnny Depp, John Malkovich, Jon Cusak, Christopher Walken, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, John Cleese, Robin Williams

TV | Whose Line is it Anyway, Are You Being Served?, Red Dwarf, Good Eats, Waiting for God, Absolutely Fabulous, Vicar of Dibly, Dexter's Laboratory

Foods | Chinese steamed dumplings, Chicken Paprikash or however it's spelled, Most anything Mexican, Ghnocchi, Ravioli, Tiramisu, Hamburgers, Red Top Pizzia, Gyros, Wedding Soup

Drinks | non alcoholic - Coke, Cherry Coke, Orange Juice, Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, Yoo Hoo, Hot Cocoa. Alcoholic - Amaretto Sour, Margaritas on the rocks, Daquaris

Restaurants | Fast Food - McDonald's, Taco Bell, Long John Silvers, Popeye's, Primanti Bros Sit Down - Chi Chis, Lone Star, Applebee's, TGIFriday's, Olive Garden, Hard Rock Cafe, Houlihann's, Sweeny's

Stores | Half Price Books, Borders, Best Buy, Lerners, Express, Kaufmann's, Target

Places | The South Side of Pittsburgh, Lancaster County PA, Toronto, Erie. Places I would love to go - London, NYC, Quebec, Chicago, Vegas, Atlantic City

Saturday, March 01, 2003

Randomness, My Favorite Thing

Mix cds Mix cds Mix cds.

Why can't I think of a theme? I just sent off a mix cd to Brighid this morning, which I'm sure will astonish and traumatise her. If you want to check it out it's posted at The Art of the Mix site. I've hunted through all the groups at Yahell and I still can't find a good group for making and trading mix cds. It's getting depressing, because I need motivation to make this things. It took me over a week to do Brighid's but hey! I made artwork too! Yay Me!

Pictures of my concubines.

It just dawned on me that I should change the pictures in the corner again. After all you might be sick of seeing the same 4 or so pictures. Though the picture of Simon and Danny stay, cos those are just too yummy to change. I might replace Greg with another concubine, cos I'm not feeling to favorable towards Mr. Proops these days. I'm thinking it's time for Mr. Bowie to have a shot at some screen time here. Anyways, Enjoy a few new pictures

Those Blasted Bootlegs.

I now have 2 packages of cdrs that I still haven't opened. I have cds that I haven't put in my trade page. We won't even mention how many, cos it's really close to 50 or more. Allow me to scream if you will. My Costello collection of shows should be topping at least a hundred or more now. Some day I'll get them all sorted and print artwork etc. When that happens all the ink in America will disappear. I should be printing art for nearly 400 shows! I should be glad I don't usually make artwork for mix cds, unless I'm coereced into doing it.

Enough for now...I must go and work on the story for a bit...