October 10th, 2003


Messed-up thought for the day

If you think to yourself "Gee, the year's almost over, what have I accomplished?" and the first thing that comes to mind is well, I haven't killed anyone, it's probably time to raise your standards.
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A very special happy birthday

It was summer 1995. I was seventeen, and I was at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where I was attending the Governor's School for the Humanities. I was on the newspaper staff and had recently read a column I'd admired in the college newspaper, and -- I suppose this is a sign that God wanted us to meet each other -- though I'm notoriously bad with faces, one evening I saw a guy on campus that looked a lot like the photo by the column and I walked up to him and said "Are you Jason Tippitt?"

In the more than eight years since then, Jason (who some of you know as scarcrest) and I have put each other through a fair amount of hell at times. Hell, we even went a year without speaking.

But that's just the proof that you hurt the ones you care about. Jason, you have been there for me like no other person, including my own family. You have talked me down from some of the darkest moments of my life. You've put up with me hysterical, shitfaced, and incoherent -- sometimes all three at once. And while you were at it, you introduced me to Judd Winick and Homicide.

I know your friendship is more than I deserve. God bless you for it. Happy birthday, and may this be the year all your dreams come true.
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Oh dear, I seem to be turning into my mom.

Remember last weekend when I was home and bummed out because I thought my mom was being too interested in television?

It's contagious, dammit!!

In what is a total 180 for me, this week I've perfected the art of sitting there slack-jawed staring at the television. I went into spasms of glee upon discovering that I do indeed get Bravo and therefore I can watch Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (damn, I need a Fab Five makeover). I even had a minor sulkfest last night when I wanted to watch Law and Order and couldn't find any variation of Law and Order on anywhere. Seriously. I was on the phone with atomicnumber51 and we were both like "No Law and Order?!" because seriously, that show or one of its spinoffs always seem to be on somewhere, someplace. There will be a Law and Order network one of these days. It's all part of Dick Wolf's grand plan to take over the world.

I expect half my friends list will mock me for being a Philistine, and the other half will ask when I'm joining their fandom and when am I going to start writing slash.
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