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It is humid here. Hot and humid.


Of course, it probably doesn't help my too-hot feeling that I'm drinking a glass of fairly strong blackberry wine from one of the local wineries.

Also, as a perk of the new job, my supervisor sent me home with a couple more bottles of wine today, one a reisling because she knows I like reislings, and one is a Pinot noir because I told her I'd never had a Pinot. I guess I need to brush up on my wine knowledge. Sigh. Life is so hard.

I think my hair is twice as big as it was earlier. A gal in my online seminar lives not far from me and said it was thundering there, so maybe we'll get a bit of a storm too, and maybe I can cool off!

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I picked up Chaz today in Sherwood and we went to see a movie...I haven't seen a movie in the theater for months.

He'd already seen Star Trek, but said he wouldn't mind watching it again, so that's what we did.

I loved it! I was never a huge Trekkie or anything, but I loved it. I would definitely watch it again. And, to my lady friends who seem to be commenting on this a lot, yes. I did think Spock was cute.

I mentioned that to Charles and he kind of rolled his eyes and said, "Yeah, Sofia said something about him having 'luscious lips,' whatever that means. I didn't notice."

Tomorrow, the beach!

The Bleach Killers

I don't remember much about my dream last night. Nathan Fillion was in it, which is the most important part.

I think we lived in some sort of commune...? Or something...? There were a bunch of people in a big house. At one point, we had to hide in a hidden room in the attic. I'm not sure why. But apparently I decided that I wanted to sneak down to the kitchen and get a snack. When I got there, there was a little girl in a pinafore standing with her back to me.

Me: Uh...hi, there.

Little Girl: *turned around, cocked her head* Did you know that when you drink bleach, you die?

Me: ...yes.

Little Girl: *giggled* All the people in town didn't know that!

Little Boy: *came down the stairs from the attic* Those people up there didn't know that, either.

Me: Uh...

And then, Leonard Nimoy came staggering down the stairs, looking quite pale. "Kill them! They made us drink bleach!"

And suddenly Nathan Fillion, looking none the worse for wear from the bleach drinking, flew down the stairs and did something that made the evil children disappear, and then we lived happily ever after.

ABCs of Me - Again

ABC's of ME

ABC's of YOU
You've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with the ABC's of YOU. At the end, choose 26 people to be tagged. You have to tag me so really you just need 25 more people. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you - but not in a creepy stalker kind of way.

A - Age: 28

B - Bed size: Twin

C - Chore you hate: Folding clothes, cleaning the kitchen

D - Dog's name: Summer (Sum, Sum-Bum, Bummer, Pooper, Stinky, Scratchy, OMNOMNOM)

E - Essential start your day item: My computer (must check email!)

F - Favorite color: Green

G - Gold or Silver: Silver

H - Height: 5'6"

I - Instruments you play(ed): I played the flute in elementary school. I'd like to learn to play the violin.

J - Job title: Unemployed. :(

K - Kid(s): Summer's enough for now!

L - Living arrangements: Renting an apartment in McMinnville.

K - Mom's name: MaryLou

N - Nicknames: Nell, Neeners, NellBell

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: I don't think there have been any (knock on wood!). I had a hernia operation when I was 5 but I don't think I spent the night in the hospital.

P - Pet Peeve: Hypocrites, jerks, intolerance.

Q - Quote from a movie: "Oh, fuck off, Grasshopper." - Reverend, Hot Fuzz

R - Right or left handed: Right

S - Siblings: Younger brother, Charles

T - Time you wake up: Usually around 8 or 8:30

U- Underwear: Haines black bikini-cut cotton.

V - Vegetable you dislike: Brussels sprouts

W - Ways you run late: Not having much of a life at the moment, it's pretty rare that I actually need to be somewhere at a specific time anymore.

X - X-rays you've had: Teeth, foot, finger

Y - Yummy food you make: Roasted chicken & veggies, pumpkin cookies, pot roast, chicken soup

Z - Zoo favorite: Primates of all sorts, big cats

Sooo Memey

1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter. (Or find links on youtube like I did >.> )
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

Rainy gave me the letter C. Sorry it's taken me so long, Rainy!

1. Carry On, Wayward Son - Kansas

2. Cell Block Tango - Chicago

3. Crazy Maze - Des'ree

4. Congratulations - Blue October

5. Crystal - Stevie Nicks

Zombie-du, the Movie

I dreamt last night that I was watching the movie Xanadu. This might not be so unusual except I've never seen Xanadu and had no idea what it was about, and, after reading the blurb on imdb, it's not the movie I watched after all.

I know that's confusing, but bear with me.

All I'd heard about Xanadu was "It was made a long time ago and it has something to do with roller skates." My brain translated that into "It was made in the 60s and involves teenagers and zombies." Okay, then.

At the start of my dream, I was going to watch the movie, but as soon as it started, I was actually IN the movie and it wasn't a movie any more but reality. There were a bunch of teenagers in a huge abandoned house (or rather, a bunch of 20-somethings playing teenagers) and we were having a party.

Somehow, we all split off into smaller groups of 2 or 3 and I wandered off my myself (NEVER DO THAT IN A HORROR MOVIE). People started being found broken in half and stuffed in chests. The house was quiet. I came across a girl with long brown hair who introduced herself as Megan. We started chatting and became friendly. At one point, we were in the bathroom, talking and fixing our hair in the mirror. We'd left the bathroom door open.

One of the other houseguests, a girl, suddenly danced into view across the room outside the bathroom door. I say "danced," but it was really a gruesome parody of a dance; she looked like a huge puppet. Her arms were up and her legs were flailing, her head was lolling back on her neck. There was no music.

I stared at her, disconcerted, and Megan turned around and looked at her too. The dancing girl started coming closer, and Megan turned back to look in the mirror. She screamed.

Reflected in the mirror, the girl wasn't a girl, but a woman in her 40s. Her eyes were milky and she was staring at us. Megan whispered, "Mom?"

Megan had explained to me that her mom had died a couple weeks before. She spun around and asked the dancing girl, "Who are you?"

The girl stepped into the shower and turned on the water. It beat down upon her hair and face and she said, "Megan dear, I'm your mommy! See how young..." she tossed her hair "...and beautiful I am now?"

"You're not my mom!" Megan exclaimed. I don't know where I was for all this...presumably huddled under the counter in a fetal position.

"Of course I am. In the hospital, I drank her blood. Now we think with the same brain!"

At this point in the dream, I said, "THIS MOVIE IS RIDICULOUS."

Megan tried to leave the bathroom, but there were two zombies in suits in the room. They were on the other side of the room and didn't seem to be moving very fast. Truth be told, I was more freaked out about the dancing girl, even if I thought her claim of being able to share a brain after drinking someone's blood was bogus.

About that time, I had to pee, so I woke up. I was a little disappointed that there weren't any rollerskates in my dream.