queer_theory: (Annie)
( Apr. 4th, 2012 10:27 pm)

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[livejournal.com profile] drwholand folks - Pertinent information below the cut.

So. I swore to myself that my next post would be something real and not a meme, but then [livejournal.com profile] imparfait posted this meme that I really like the look of. Memes... I just can't quit you.

Nameless meme is nameless, but it's about growing up. Childhood Meme? Memories Meme? Why The Fuck Did You Have To Go There Meme? Whatever... Here it is:


1. What year were you born? 1982

2. Where did your parents live when you were born? Lancaster, CA

3. Did you have any older siblings or a twin? At the time, no. When my father remarried, I ended up with two older step-siblings. And later on, I developed a relationship with my older half-sister.

4. What was your first word? My father told me this once, but I don't remember. I think it was "mama."

5. What did your parents name you? Heather Marie. Marie is my birth mother's oldest sister. And Heather... My father says that my mother had come up with a list of names that she was interested in and let him pick one. Heather was the only "normal" name in the bunch.

6. By the time you were two, did you have any toddler buddies? Probably? I don't remember much about being that age.

7. What was one of your favourite toys when you were a toddler? I really loved the boxes things came in. And I had a Big Wheel that I used to ride around the tool store my father worked at. I had a stuffed bear (that I still have, actually) that I really loved. Beyond that, I don't know.

8. Are you able to remember anything specific from when you were a toddler? I don't remember much, but I have a few very clear memories of life with my father. He had custody of me after the divorce, and I remember things like riding on his motorcycle and helping him put together a cage for my rabbit. And I have a few memories of being taken away from him and put into foster care (a subject I've spoken about in a bit more detail here).

9. Did you go to preschool? If so, where? I don't know if I did.

10. Were you rebellious or well-behaved as a young child? Stubborn as hell, but well-behaved.

11. Did you see more of your parents or your babysitter when you were this age? I was probably with a babysitter more, but I don't remember the babysitter at all. And my parents were divorced, so I didn't see my birth mother very often.

12. What was a favourite treat of yours? I really loved milk. Just plain milk. It was probably my favorite thing in the world when I was a kid.

13. Were you able to tolerate horror movies as a four-year-old? I had no desire to watch them at that age. I was pretty fragile, so I doubt I would have handled them well.

14. Did you have a new sibling by the time you were four? I'm the youngest.

Kindergarten onward... )
Stolen from everyone I know (including myself). I haven't done this meme in ages and there are people who haven't been on my flist for very long, so what the hell... I've enjoyed reading these from other people. I try to pay attention to what is going on with everyone, even if I don't comment enough.

You know how sometimes people on your friends list post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute? Since when were they working THERE? Since when were they dating HIM/HER? Since when???" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you should already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

Please copy the topics below, erase my answers and put yours in their place, and then post it in your journal! Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration. One-Word-Answers seldom help anyone out.

first name Heather

age 27

location I'm currently a resident of Springfield, Missouri. For 26 years, I was loyal to the great state of Cahlifohnia, and while I miss it, I don't plan on returning to live there. Ever. I also don't plan on staying here forever, though there's no immediate plan for going somewhere else.

occupation I was having trouble finding and keeping a job after moving here, which made this the perfect time for me to return to school. So I'm a student. I'm not currently looking for any work, save for the occasional application to a video store. If I could get a part time video store job again (I have over 5 years experience), I would work.

partner I don't really have one. And I don't intend to. The closest thing I have to a partner is my sister [livejournal.com profile] nivcharayahel. We plan to live and eventually retire as old cat ladies together.

There's more... Contain yourselves. )
queer_theory: (Default)
( Jul. 11th, 2009 02:51 pm)
I do so many memes, but never anything like this... I figured what the hell:

Go anon and tell me the following:

1. One secret.
2. One compliment.
3. One non-compliment.
4. One love note, but it does not have to be for me.
5. Lyrics to a song.
6. How old you are.
7. How long we've been friends.
8. And a hint to who you are.

After you do it for me, put it in your LJ and see who does it for you.

Anon posting is on. Feel free to follow the format above or take the opportunity to say anything at all.
So... The show was pretty much the best thing ever. I didn't get to meet John Oliver (or Rory Albanese, who was also there), but I did ask them a question at the end of the show, so I did get to speak to them. And they spoke back to me. And I was kind of an idiot. A charming and lovely idiot who they seemed happy to talk to. :P


But I'll get to that in a shortly... )
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David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars
Tori Amos - Boys For Pele
Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island
Scissor Sisters (self-titled)
Everclear - Sparkle and Fade
Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Rufus Wainwright - Want (One and Two)
Ben Folds - Rockin' The Suburbs
The Pixies - Doolittle
Elliott Smith - XO

That's just off the top of my head. I haven't actually given much thought to this question before. The answers would probably be a little different if you asked me on another day.
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There is a light in our freezer. FAIL.
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I have voted, with almost no problems. I was in line for about thirty minutes, cursing my K-Z last name. I had only recently registered to vote in this state and county, and still have my old driver's license, so I was worried that might create some problems today, but I just had to show my voter registration and my old ID was accepted, no problem.

Connecting the arrow on my ballot for Barack Obama was incredibly satisfying. As was my election donut from Krispy Kreme...

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When I was 13, my parents called me into the kitchen one evening to discuss a book they had seen in my room. My mother told me very calmly that she had been in my room, putting my laundry away, when she noticed... and here she very dramatically pulled out my copy of the offending novel... The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

They didn't want me reading this book, or Sylvia Plath in general. Neither of them had ever read this novel. My mother hadn't read any of her work. My father had apparently come across the poem "Daddy" at some point... He was not a fan.

They were worried, they said. They were concerned that I was already an emotionally distraught girl and reading such material would just make it worse. I didn't try to argue. I managed to convince them to let me keep the book long enough to finish the report I was doing on it.

And I became a lot better about hiding the books, films, and music that I brought into the house.
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This is tough. A couple of shows immediately came to mind, and immediately, I thought of reasons why that would be silly to do.

Strangers With Candy... It was so funny, so brilliant. I loved all of the characters. I loved Chuck/Geoffrey. But where would they have gone next? And would the OT3 be where they each are today if the show had continued?

That last thought leads to the next show I thought of, Sports Night. It ended on such an untidy, unclear note. It just ended... I wanted more. But Peter Krause went on to do Six Feet Under. Felicity Huffman has had quite a bit of success. Joshua Malina was on The West Wing later. And would the show have gotten the attention it deserved from Aaron Sorkin now that he was working on a different (and ultimately more successful) show? Doubtful. He only knows how to do one show at a time.

Firefly? Wonderfalls? I didn't watch them when they were on.

There is only one choice left.... Arrested Development. I can't think of any reason beyond my love for it, but it's the only thing I can't eliminate.
queer_theory: (MOVIES - just take the picture)
( Jun. 13th, 2007 08:22 pm)
I feel like I'm in a shitty American remake of 28 Days Later. Except that I was awake when it happened. And there's no Cillian Murphy or Naomie Harris or anyone nearly as sexy. I've shut myself in at my parent's house. I can only hope that they are okay... They were at work and I can't get ahold of them now. I can't get through to the house in Hanford either. I'm hoping the roommates are muddling through. Lemoore is completely locked down.... Benefits of having a military base, I suppose. That hasn't stopped them from getting through, whatever they are. From everything I'm seeing online, I'm thinking zombies... but that seems far too much like something you see in movies. I always wanted to live in a movie. I should have been more specific.

Check in with me, folks... if you're online. I'm seeing blog entries here and there. I hope you're all okay.

On Saturday, we went to the LA Times Festival of Books. We were there with one main goal: to see Ted Allen from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

I wish I had a better recollection of the things he said. He was on the cooking stage... he made lamb burgers with a yogurt sauce, along with a really delicious looking blue cheese cole slaw. He took questions from the audience, was witty as always. At one point, there was a woman trying to ask him something who didn't have the microphone. He jumped off the stage and ran back to her. It was sexy (when he jumped).

I really love this man. Truly.

Teddie photos taken by Chelsea )

After the presentation, we made our way to the signing area. I gave him another mix, which went over well. He didn't recognize me at first... I didn't think he would, honestly. When he saw the CD, he knew it was me. He gave me a hug (still smells fantastic). It was wonderful. And Chelsea gave him wine, which he appreciated as well. With us, he knows he will always be given music and booze. Clearly, we're fantastic.

Me and Ted... a MUCH better photo than last time )

All in all... this weekend was fantastic. I really needed the getaway. I had an incredible time with Chelsea, who I always have an incredible time with. I got to see Ted again, which is something I'd wanted. And I got to see Rufus Wainwright, who I'm now dying to see do a full set. Thanks to Chelsea, who paid for everything and made this a weekend I will never forget. How's the sunburn, btw? Is yours getting any better?
It has taken me awhile to get around to posting this stuff... [livejournal.com profile] chelsea_doll and I went to Coachella Music Fest last Friday. We saw bits and pieces of a number of performances: Satellite Party, which is Perry Farrell's new band (who knew?); Of Montreal, all glammed out; Tilly and the Wall; Jarvis Cocker, who was late but was so adorable that it didn't matter; Peaches, whose songs are mighty repetitive but all kinds of hilarious.

We also caught the entire set for a band called Circa Survive. They were on before Rufus Wainwright (our main attraction) and we wanted a good spot for him. They were loud and their lead singer had a dreadfully annoying voice.

Random bits from the day...

- I had no idea that Danny DeVito goes to Coachella.
- This kid was lying on the ground, high on ecstacy, and he told me that I am going to be alright. I've decided to believe him.
- Churros are delicious and I would like another.
- Many people should not have been wearing what they were wearing.
- People on the road to Coachella really like putting signs in their windows alerting you to their destination.

So yes... Rufus Wainwright. We were right up front, right against the barrier. He was facing us, so we could always see his face as he sang.... and it was just incredible. He was so funny, so fabulous. His setlist (or what I can remember of it) with downloads (album versions, not live alas):

Release The Stars
Going to a Town
14th Street
The Art Teacher
Gay Messiah
Beautiful Child
Pretty Things
....and at least one other song from the new album.

It was incredible. I mean, it was religious. I started crying in the middle of "Gay Messiah" and didn't stop until "Pretty Things" was over. And now that I've heard "Beautiful Child" live, I don't think I will ever be the same. Just... wow. It was incredible. Did I mention it was incredible? Because it was.

Rufus pictures taken by Chelsea )

The best thing Rufus said all night: "I'm like faggy Sinatra."
Just updating with pictures I got from [livejournal.com profile] yitzhak_groupie! She got some great pics of Anderson (and some okay ones of me...I guess).

In case you missed the book signing post...here it be.

and on to the pictures! )
I am awake and don't want to be. My fucking turtles never let me sleep, swear. If Thom can't crawl out the top of the aquarium, then by God, he's going to make as much noise as he can trying to. Why do all of my pets try to escape?

my Anderson Cooper story...which contains less Anderson than I'd like...but also more than enough... )
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( Dec. 30th, 2005 05:06 pm)
Yay! [livejournal.com profile] chelsea_doll and I got tattoos today (this post is so repetitive for anyone who has us both friended...)

...I've been wanting it for years, and now I have it! )

We're going to see The Producers next and then tomorrow, thrift store shopping!
Yay! I'm home from the greatest day of my life and I can't even begin to tell this story. [livejournal.com profile] chelsea_doll and I had a great...no, the greatest time! I have been crying off and on ever since I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Ted Allen from Queer Eye for the first/second time. I'm not going to go into heavy detail, because it was so personal and life-changing that I just can't even say it...

First, some history. I have actually said that being gay is the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I hate that I felt that way, but I did. I felt so shameful. When I first saw Queer Eye, that didn't necessarily change. Not completely, anyway. I still felt awkward, but I was so much more comfortable with the thought of coming out. Because of the show, I did come out...and it has been so wonderful. I've only had one bad reaction to it, thank God. But even after that, I felt a little odd about the whole thing. I never felt comfortable as a gay person because I don't look like any of the lesbians I see on TV, in movies, in magazines. I'm not a stereotype, and I started wishing that I could be. Then, Ted did The John McMullen Show. He was talking about stereotypically gay music and how it is so not his thing. He was saying that it really bothers him in general sometimes that all of Carson's references are so overwhelmingly GAY. Something about that interview and some other interviews he has done really spoke to me. It made me feel that I can be who I am and be gay and there is nothing shameful about that. I don't have to pressure myself to fit some kind of pre-existing design.

When I found out about Ted coming to California, it became important to me to find a way to tell him that. I made him a mix CD, in the spirit of our shared music geekery. It seemed fitting, since it was his connection to music that connected me to his message. On the inside, I wrote a short note that I won't post here, but it is the equivolent of that last paragraph. I was worried I wouldn't be able to say it in person, and I wasn't able to say it...so great thing I wrote the note.

Song list below...in case anyone is curious about which songs were on the CD... )

Day One: Shame. Just more shame. )

Day Two: Chelsea and I are redeemed! And I cry like a little bitch. )

The picture: Scruffy!Ted is teh hot! )

Thus ends the longest post of my life. Sorry for the rambling! I'm pretty sure I said up there somewhere I wasn't going have detailed squee. Oops.....well. I didn't tell it all. I told it most.
queer_theory: (LOST - fangirls by beneathgulmissy)
( Oct. 1st, 2005 12:21 pm)
If you have anything to say to the person who posts this, say it to them. If you love them, tell them. If you hate them, tell them. Whatever you have to say to this person, even if it's something you're having trouble saying, if the person posts this entry, say it to them. You may never get a chance to again, so
just do it.

Be anonymous if you wish. Say whatever you want to say....stolen from [livejournal.com profile] caribbean_blue because I can.