m_cobweb: (chatnoir)
( Dec. 17th, 2003 10:01 am)
Well, yes, I probably could have used a tad more sleep last night, considering I've got the midnight show of RoTK tonight. *gloat*

But it's not often I get to snuggle with a little black Mazzy cat on my pillow all night. And he didn't lose his temper once (probably because I was trying so hard not to disturb him). ;-)
m_cobweb: (tree pose)
( Dec. 15th, 2003 11:32 am)
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] eonen, and congratulations on your safe orbits.

And [livejournal.com profile] baphometsangel--I saw you Saturday night (chatting in the back room with [livejournal.com profile] girlgoth) but I'm not sure you recognized me. *hand*staple*forehead* Well, happy birthday anyway. ;-)
m_cobweb: (Too Much Coffee Man)
( Dec. 12th, 2003 10:56 am)
As tiresome as I can find any routine, there's something about making my own fresh coffee that sums up to me what's pleasing about being a grown-up.

It's "responsibility" in the best of ways.
m_cobweb: (tree pose)
( Dec. 11th, 2003 01:11 am)
There is an ideal point when I'm dancing where it feels like I'm carried upon waves. This is one of the most healing things for me at any time.

This used to be all too contingent upon music, people around me, alcohol consumed. I'm getting back to the point where it's all about the pure joy of movement, of motion, of using every muscle to its full extension, of expression.

To all who think I'm starting to dance more than usual--this is what used to be "normal" for me. May it be normal for me again.
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] icebluenothing!

Maybe I'll see you out and about somewhere tonight?
Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] khayman950 (and may you feel better soon).
m_cobweb: (shadow)
( Dec. 7th, 2003 03:31 am)
It's the end of the static LJ.

Bet they didn't even notice. Which is kinda the point.
m_cobweb: (laughing)
( Dec. 6th, 2003 02:06 pm)
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] vulture23!

I am overjoyed that you have been such a part of my life for two birthdays now. Best to you always, beloved.

([livejournal.com profile] dawnchylde is celebrating tonight too, but has to wait for her actual birthday before I call it out.)
m_cobweb: (santa skull)
( Dec. 5th, 2003 05:08 pm)
1) I'm on LJ and not cleaning the apartment.

2) God help me, I couldn't resist this user pic. Or the Santa mannekin or the Santa sock monkey. So much for finding a serious (if non-religious) seasonal icon.
m_cobweb: (gate)


( Dec. 4th, 2003 11:38 pm)
Something is repeatedly changing the text size on my LJ pages--sometimes halfway through a page, even--to a size that I could probably read without my contacts or glasses.

That's scary.

I have replies I want to make, but I'm going to have to wait till this stops happening.
m_cobweb: (gothicmermaid)
( Dec. 3rd, 2003 01:41 pm)
How can there be a dozen or more people here decorating the building for Christmas and serving lunch, and yet no one made coffee?

My Aunt Laurie in Edmonton has the right idea. She drinks coffee all day long. This would never happen on her watch.
m_cobweb: (redflower)
( Dec. 2nd, 2003 12:32 pm)
Last night [livejournal.com profile] darkmane, [livejournal.com profile] vulture23 and I watched The Devil's Backbone. I found it fascinating and recommend it to anyone who wants a beautiful, atmospheric ghost story lacking in cheap scares.

Then I was telling the guys that we must, must rent Cronos because neither of them has seen it, and it's been stuck in my mind for years. I thought this was an example of me liking Spanish films as well as French films, until today, when I found this.

It seems that what I really like is the work of Guillermo del Toro. Or maybe Ron Perlman, or both. Heh.
m_cobweb: (autumn)
( Dec. 1st, 2003 04:18 pm)
I don't think I'm that sunny, but I like fuschia a lot, so I won't complain.

you are fuchsia

Your dominant hues are red and blue. You're confident and like showing people new ideas. You play well with others and can be very influential if you want to be.

Your saturation level is very high - you are all about getting things done. The world may think you work too hard but you have a lot to show for it, and it keeps you going. You shouldn't be afraid to lead people, because if you're doing it, it'll be done right.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.

Enter your username to see your friends colors:

the spacefem.com html color quiz
m_cobweb: (redflower)
( Dec. 1st, 2003 03:19 pm)
I received a dollar bill as change recently that was stamped with the words "wheresgeorge.com." I assumed this was a bill tracking site, and a couple of friends confirmed that they'd heard of it. So today I went to the site and logged the bill.


Now I'm registered and can see where this bill goes once I send it back out. It's wheresgeorge travels started in Seattle and then progressed to Duvall and back to Seattle. I'm hoping to see it be a little more widely travelled.
m_cobweb: (20s)
( Nov. 30th, 2003 02:23 pm)
It was mostly good. I was in the best voice I've been in since joining the choir, and although we didn't have a soprano section leader today, Sheila commented that our section was sounding really good. Then I got permission to miss rehearsal on Thursday and still sing Sunday as long as I practice at home, so now I can go to my Women's Group Christmas party and maybe Art Walk, depending on timing. However, people seemed a little out of sync this morning--we had a ragged beginning to one song and Sheila forgot about our last piece and went straight to the postlude (much consternation and giggling amongst the choir at that one). At least it wasn't a complicated piece we'd been rehearsing for weeks.

I did catch a bit of a nap, and now must be off to eat a bit. I'm 36; I should be able to manage to get a full meal before 3:00 in the afternoon, but lately that's not been happening. I guess that's a good goal for the week, eh?
m_cobweb: (gothicmermaid)
( Nov. 29th, 2003 01:53 pm)
I think I left leftover clam linguini in a movie theater last night.

Well, at least it wasn't on the bus or in a cab or somewhere like that. And they're located next door to Stella's; this can't be the first time that's happened.

That would have been a nice little snack, though. But I'm not going back to try and retrieve it.
m_cobweb: (winter)
( Nov. 26th, 2003 03:40 pm)
Right. This is why I shouldn't wear short skirts to work in the winter.
m_cobweb: (southpark)
( Nov. 25th, 2003 01:33 pm)
I worked in a record store the summer before my junior year of college, which would put that in 1987. At that time there were 9 major record labels. I don't think I can remember them all, but let me try: WEA, RCA, EMI, Capitol, Polygram, BMG, MCA, Columbia... Ah, I'm getting confused now because it's hard to remember were "major" and which weren't, as well as which corporation swallowed which. I just spent my lunch break trying to make some sense of it.

There are now 5 major record labels: Bertelsmann, EMI, Sony, Universal, and Warner.

In 1987, Bertelsmann was still called BMG. That year it ate RCA, about the time I was starting my job. This year it plans to merge the BMG music arm with Sony music (or possibly already has).

In 1990, Polygram bought A&M and MCA bought Geffen. In 1995, Seagram bought 80% of MCA and in 1998, all of Polygram. The whole shebang was MCA until 1999, when it was renamed Universal.

In 1989, EMI bought Chrysalis (I think that was Pat Benatar's label), and in 1992, Virgin.

In 1889, CBS bought A&M and Columbia, and was then in turn bought by Sony.

Warner Brothers was part of WEA in 1987--Warner/Elektra/Atlantic, as well as containing Reprise and a whole host of smaller labels (as did all the majors, for that matter).

And now Warner Records has been sold. I remember in college that they were the one major label that I regularly bought music from. When was the last time I bought anything from any major label? I can't even say.

I'm glad there are small labels, and I plan to support them as best I can as long as they're out there. But I hate that they're all struggling, yet lose their identity almost instantly when saved financially (maybe) by being picked up by a major.

Gee, could there be any connection between the corporatization of music and the dearth of anything worth listening to on commercial radio? Or am I just seeing coincidences where there are none?

Bah. I think I'll be visiting the Metropolis site very soon.