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tragicllyhip
Date: 2009-03-12 15:35
Subject: I have no life, 136
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Mood:amusedamused

135  136
gacked from dawnybee 

SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, post to your LJ and paste this as a note. Then, put x's next to the films you've seen, add them up, and use your number as the header.
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tragicllyhip
Date: 2009-01-26 16:00
Subject: Pistol packing papa....
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Mood:gigglygiggly
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tragicllyhip
Date: 2009-01-26 14:36
Subject: I should have posted this last week (INAUGURATION!!)
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Mood:hopefulhopeful
Inauguration!  
dedicated to dawnybee 


So last week, Tuesday, January 20th, I had the extreme pleasure of being one of the 2 million plus people that descended on D.C that day. I don't even know where to begin. On November 4th as soon as I stopped jumping up and down and screaming with delight, I declared I was going to see that man sworn in, that nothing short of death could keep me away. And i have to say, it seemed like everyone else who came had the same idea. I met people from as far away as Hawaii, England and Germany, and young people not even old enough to vote yet who just all crowded into a car and drove non-stop until they could see the Capitol building.  I'm not an extroverted person, but I've always loved people in general, and I love more than anything when they are at their best, and everyone was at their best. The energy was amazing and promising and just HAPPY. Everyone going out of their way to make sure others were safe or comfortable, which wasn't easy. 

I went with a good friend of mine, Lynn and her  74 yr old mother, both are from Chicago, though Lynn lives here now. Her mother has lived in Hyde Park most of her adult life and watched Obama come up in politics, and she told me that when he ran for Congressional office (which he lost) everyone said that there was no reason why he wouldn't be President one day. She campaigned hard for him and there was no way she was missing this.  The plan was to go to the airport and take a bus to nearest MD metro station that would take you into D.C, because no one was allowed to park in D.C, and it all seemed like a simple enough plan. Of course the line at the airport to get onto a bus was about 2 terminals long at 6am, and I was begining to think we weren't even getting to D.C, but some man drove up in a mini-van and offered anyone who wanted a ride to the Capital to hop in (at $10 each, which honestly was a bargain), so 30 mins later we were dropped off at the Capitol building and the place was already mobbed. We spent about 3.5 hrs just going from street to street, waiting in huge crowds all trying to get through checkpoints to make it to the mall. By 10am we were told no one was allowed to stand on the mall. So dejected, we tried to figure out what to do since it seemed ridiculous that we were 2 blocks from the Capital but wouldn't even be able to SEE the Inauguration on TV.  So we started walking, and I decided we should head north, then make our way over towards the museums, and as we passed one, we saw a crowd inside. The museum (Science Museum) had their big screen on and invited people inside to watch, so we stood there nice and warm, within earshot of the Capital building watching our 44th President get sworn in. The room was deadly quiet through all of it, even people outside had stopped, trying to hear what they could from 2 blocks away. Even empty tour buses invited straggler in to watch on their little screens. Everyone just helped in any way they could to make sure everyone got a chance to see it.

Afterwards we decided if nothing else we were getting into the parade. Many officers discouraged us saying there was a minimum of 5,000 people at each entrance already, but we didn't care.  We waited, and SLOWLY (there were ONLY FOUR FREAKING METAL DETECTORS for the 5K plus crowd to pass through) little by little we got closer to the parade route. It took about 2 hrs standing in line and another hour before the parade started and I was sure my feet were going to fall off, but when we saw Obama walking down the street hand in hand with Michelle it was worth it. I'd never seen a crowd go nuts like that before, and I was there for the Clinton's first Inauguration--he too had the young people all excited, but I'd never seen anything like this. The girl in front of me who was about 15 starting jumping up and down and screaming "Its Him! Its Him!!" like she was looking for a Jonas Brother.  I tried hard but because my evil cat broke my camera, I only had my iphone, so I couldn't really get a picture because there were hands and bodies leaping in front of me.  And most of the time, I couldn't take anything because well my fingers were frozen, but its all up in my brain:) The only pic I have of my friend and me together she has, hopefully i can get it from her (she's technologically challenged, though she bought an iphone at my urging).

I'm sure i left out stuff, but its long enough as it is. I don't think anything I can write can really capture what an incredible experience it was. Just having every single person around you all being there for the same purpose was amazing in itself. Here's to hoping i get a chance to do it again:)

Capital at dusk, just after we arrived


Ann Curry and the NBC crew

   

Parade route peeps

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tragicllyhip
Date: 2009-01-12 16:26
Subject: Proof that my cats are gay
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Mood:boredbored
 They're boys and apparently they love each other


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tragicllyhip
Date: 2008-12-24 07:11
Subject: Because i completely forgot the track list
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1. All I want for Christmas  - Mariah Carey
2. Baby Please Come Home - Hanson
3. Someday at Christmas - Stevie Wonder
4. O Holy Night - Chantal Kreviazuk
5. Little Drummer Boy - Jackson 5
6. What Christmas Means to Me (orig S. Wonder) - Hanson
7. River (orig. joni Mitchell) - Sara Maclachlan
8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas -Carpenters
9, White Christmas - Bing
10. Christmas Waltz - Sinatra
11. Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
12. Silent Night - Sixpence Non the Richer
13. Ave Maria - Carpenters
14. Peanuts Christmas Song (instrumental) -Wynton Marsalis
15. Last Christmas - Wham 

Again the link is here:)  Merry Christmas!
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tragicllyhip
Date: 2008-12-23 20:38
Subject: Christmas Songs
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Every year I put together a Christmas playlist. Its ..eclectic but mostly traditional, if you'd like the songs you can download
them here

 

Happy Holidays!:D
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tragicllyhip
Date: 2008-12-12 13:07
Subject: MEME
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Tagged by the lovelydawnybee  and I've done this like 4 times because my cuttag won't work, this is time # final.

Only because I was taggedCollapse )

20. tell me something good

I'll show, not tell.(thanks to serenography ) look at 1:09


I also tag dm_wyatt   lexophilia  roxymissrose  iliana_1  justforspite 
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tragicllyhip
Date: 2008-11-04 23:10
Subject: WE DID IT!!!!
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 WOOOOOOO!!!!!
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tragicllyhip
Date: 2007-10-24 07:27
Subject: Birthday Wishes
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I just wanted to thank dm_wyatt roxymissrosecarolandtomdawnybee
for the lovely Birthday wishes!:D

Thanks guys!

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tragicllyhip
Date: 2007-04-21 17:45
Subject: Funniest thing ever
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Mood:geekygeeky
GOD bless you lexophilia


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tragicllyhip
Date: 2007-03-29 17:43
Subject: Whew!
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Mood:amusedamused
Thank you Craig, not that I had any doubts but I can continue to love and lust Tommy (scroll down)
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tragicllyhip
Date: 2007-03-28 13:50
Subject: just because
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Mood:anxiousanxious
from tomwellingonline.

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tragicllyhip
Date: 2007-03-01 06:39
Subject: Promise 2nd trailer
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Mood:excitedexcited
Man, I really can't wait for this episode, it looks intense.

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tragicllyhip
Date: 2007-02-26 07:48
Subject: Movie Meme
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Mood:boredbored
Yes I am this bored...probably should really get serious about that job hunt.  Taken from dm_wyatt

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tragicllyhip
Date: 2007-02-23 08:12
Subject: Impending nuptials
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Mood:sleepysleepy
I know he's upset, but Clark looks very pretty..

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tragicllyhip
Date: 2007-02-14 08:06
Subject: Thanks!
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Thank you carolandtom for my lovely rose, that was very sweet of you:)
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tragicllyhip
Date: 2007-02-09 04:54
Subject: Thank you
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Mood:awakeawake
I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who commented on my posts about my mother and everything, I'll respond soon I promise, things are finally calming down, just in time for me to get a cold from hell.  So I'll be chillng for a couple of days and hopefully I'll be able to respond to everyone.  But regardless I just wanted everyone to know I really appreciated everyone's kind words.

Smallville was interesting tonight, and Tom was  very pretty. I watch Supernatural because my SV-phone watching buddy watches it, and its really the most ridiculous show, not a very popular opinion, but who cares about being popular:)
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tragicllyhip
Date: 2007-01-31 08:54
Subject: Just an update
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Thanks everyone for being so great during this insane time in my life. I don't know if all of you know this, but the apartment management at my mother's place, where I lived with her for the past 3 yrs has decided I have to be out of there by the weekend. I have no idea why they, well honestly its just the one woman who is unbelievable, but I don't know why she is being so evil, but there's no time to worry about it now.  Fortunately my brother came through finally and we put a deposit down on another apartment yesterday. Provided the criminal background checks out (hopefully my previous life of crime has slipped under the radar) I can sign the lease when I move in on Saturday.

I have to go to the apartment today and pack up most of my things, its unbelievable that I have to do this now, but I'm trying to just push ahead and not think too hard about it. Tomorrow I drive to VA to bury my mother on Friday, fortunately my aunt and uncle are making the funeral arrangements because I just have way too much to think about right now.  After all this over I think I'll crawl in my bed in my new apartment and sleep for like a week.  Thanks again to everyone who made me smile, its nice to know that I still can:)

_Mel
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tragicllyhip
Date: 2007-01-28 01:56
Subject: I can't even fathom anymore...
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Mood:distresseddistressed
OK, just wanted to pop on and say I may not be around for a couple of days...there was a fire in my apartment today, a pan caught fire and quickly spread through the kitchen, I managed to put it out (I have a searing pain in my chest to prove it) but not before it pretty much destroyed the kitchen. Luckily a neighbor happened to see the smoke and carried my mother out.  Nothing of importance was damaged, but I can't live there for a few days, the Red Cross came and got a hotel for me and helped me arrange with Hospice a place for my mother,  its the place she'd go to eventually and its gorgeous, her private room is a ton nicer than my hotel room. The kitties are with me for now, and doing fine, they are currently climbing all over this lovely hotel room.  So yeah, unbelievable day, but the only thing i care about is that my mother is somewhere nice and safe, and due to her pain meds she pretty much slept through most of the ordeal. The apartment manager let us stay in the furnished model while we waited to get my mother situated. I finally got to my hotel at 1:30am...the fire started around 4p.  So I;m exhausted, dumbstruck grateful because nothing of value was lost, but not looking forward to the next few days. I can only stay here for two nights, then I'll board the cats at Kitty Castle, and figure out when I can go back home. My mother can stay where she is as long as she needs to.  We won't discuss my brother who told me I couldn't stay there......wanker.  Right now I'm just going to sleep for a long time and try and scrub the smoke from my hair.  Talk to you soon I hope! Atleast the hotel has wireless....
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tragicllyhip
Date: 2007-01-11 16:48
Subject: NEw SMallville Baby!
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Mood:annoyedannoyed
In honor of Tom's sophmoric directorial attempt (not that I'll get to see since my cable picked today of all days to go out)
, here's two pics.  Courtesy of the WB found on DTTW (click for full-size)

Why are such long lashes wasted on men??  May I present: The hottest director ever



I'd do whatever he said without blinking

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