Nov 29, 2005

Webmistress: Out Sick

Just to let members (and anyone else who reads this blog) know, I'm sort of out of commission for the next few days.

I'm taking 2000 mg of antibiotics per day for my cat bite and it's making me extremely fatigued. I'm up for 3 hours, I sleep for 3 hours, and so on. It's also making me very woozy, so I'm not able to be online much without getting dizzy.

I'll be back as soon as this fool penicillin is out of my system.

PS: JP, I'll burn you those DVDs ASAP. No worries, my friend!

Nov 25, 2005

Life: Mae is spayed, the penicillin is working, and my heart is broken...

So, I brought Mae home from the vet. She’s FIV free, caught up on shots, & will no longer want to make babies. She really needs a home. She just can’t live here. The other cats don’t want her.

My oozing bruise is getting better, but the penicillin is knocking me on my ass. It’s 1000 mg twice daily. Man, I just had no idea that an antibiotic could knock me out faster than Nyquil.

As for my heart, I won’t be telling you about that. This blog is totally public. If you’ve been following along, you may have noticed I deleted a bunch of stuff. This blog was always meant to be a tad vanilla and so it shall remain, despite briefly deviating.

So, if you’re reading this to find out how I’m really feeling, well, you just won’t find that here and my LJ is friend’s only.

Randomness: I wanna cut my hair and dye it black.

But I probably won’t. Well, I dunno. Last time I dyed my hair black I looked so darn Italian it scared me. When I looked into the mirror, I saw my Italian Grandmother staring back at me. Freaky! Though I just might darken it some more… Ooo, maybe red… Ugh, I dunno, anything, something different. I’m so bored with it. And I definitely have to chop some off the end. It’s just too long. Though, I will not go back to the wicked short bleached blonde look – too much work there. Hmmm… Yeah, just thinking out loud.

Photo: Old Car

A Picture Share!
Originally uploaded by U2Mel.

You don'T see a car like that everyday, But them again this is Larchmont.

Nov 24, 2005

Music: Pressure Radio :: Broadcasting Underground Dance Music :: Internet Radio

A friend of mine who also happens to be a DJ has a live stream going on right now at the above link. It's really cool. You should check it out.

Nov 23, 2005

Rant: Cafepress Shop Closed

I got sick of dealing with the oppressive & inconsistent tactics of Cafepress so I closed both my premium shops. However, the Boy still has an account, so I'll be uploading my book, In the Now, and my flower calendar there.

Stay tuned for updated links.

Cats: Pharaoh fell, I'm bleeding, & Mae needs a home.

Ugh. What a way to start the day.

Pharaoh, my silver tiger, somehow fell off the wardrobe and got wedged in between it and the wall. I was awoken by the lovely sounds of a screeching cat, who, when I tried to rescue him, was so freaked out he actually bit me! Timid, shy Pharaoh. Well, I couldn’t pull him out, nor was I strong enough to pull the wardrobe away from the wall, so I had to firmly plant one foot against the wall and use my body weight to tilt it so he could get out. I was so darn concerned for his well being, I didn’t even realize I had 4 large bleeding wounds on my arm. Great. It’s all swollen now and I guess I’ll have to go to the Bob Hope Wellness Center for some antibiotics.

Meanwhile, the kitty, who I named Mayflower because my Mum lives in Plymouth, hasn’t been doing so well. The other cats clearly do not want more than 11 cats total. They tortured poor Belfast, our previous number 12, to the point where he escaped and never returned, but he was mean spirited. Mae is wicked sweet. She just loves the company of people. She’s fallen asleep on me on the couch. My Dad would call her a “TV cat.” The Boy hasn’t told anyone about her because he wants to keep her now, but he’s not here witnessing the power play. When you have 11 cats you no longer have pets, you have a colony and you are at the mercy of that colony. You can’t force anything on them. They will get their way. *sigh*

Anyhoo, I’m just completely beat.

Nov 22, 2005

Film: Catwoman

I don't care what anyone says, I like this movie! I just now watched it for the first time on HBO On Demand and just got totally into it. Now, perhaps it's because I was an art chick in school, or it could be that I really dig black leather and bad ass chicks who kick ass, or maybe it's the fact that I love cats and currently have 12 of them in my home (as they just keep finding me)... Well, ok, it's most likely all of the above. Regardless, it rocked and I thought Halle was f*cken cool.

Thank you and good night. (Or day. What time is it?)

Nov 16, 2005

Creative Writing: Crazy

A Poem Called “Crazy”

I was sitting here thinking that I would like to post a poem to my blog since I have not posted any creative writing in awhile. So, I cruised through my “words” folder to see if I could find anything I felt like sharing when I noticed the title “Crazy” and could not, for the life of me, recall writing it. I opened it up, read it, and am oddly blown away by how apropos it is for me right now despite the fact that I wrote it more than a decade ago, so here goes:

I hear the mice
chewing on my thoughts
while bugs
eat my love.
Covered with dust
I’m six feet under
the ground I walk on;
I can’t see anyone
But they see me.

I know I’m not crazy
Yeah, I know I’m not crazy

Even though,
the sky is red
and my blood, blue;
Salty waves splash on my cheeks.
I feel tired,
But I can’t sleep.
I feel hungry,
So I devour some ice cream.
I feel sick,
So I drink some coffee.
There’s a void in me
I must fill.

I know I’m not crazy
Yeah, I know I’m not crazy

But sometimes
When the TV picture fuzzes out
I see your face
painted red
When I hear the crash of an atomic bomb
I hear your wicked laugh
echoing in my head
When I read Burroughs
you are the words
that I dread.

I know I’m not crazy
Yeah I know I’m not crazy
But sometimes I feel like I am
When I think of you...


For good and bad, life has been nothing but pure synchronicity for me over the last several days and just keeps getting more surreal yet perfect, more right as each new day passes. I so love it! I feel so, well, as they say in Boston, wicked awesome right now it is crazy! (No pun intended, really.)

It’s 4:19 am. I’m drinking a Cherry Coke and snacking on peanut butter. Rosemary Clooney blares through my speakers and I feel like dancing. How’d my day turn around so fast? Ah, better not to question it, eh? Just go with the flow, baby, and enjoy the ride. Life is too short for pettiness and I have big things to do! Let go. Let Go. LET GO!

My meeting was canceled for tomorrow, but it may be fortuitous. Jer’s out of town, I have the place to myself, and I can clean without interruption. Today alone, I attacked the cats’ corner and kitchen and I feel ten fold better about my environment. So, what of the big things? Well, “they” say that one’s environment greatly effects one’s mind, plus the holidays are ever approaching, not to mention the end of the 3rd leg (U2 Vertigo Tour 2005), so now is the time to focus on the external preparedness and just get that done with so that I’m fresh for the next level. Yay! I can’t wait! (Well, ok, I can wait, as I’ve things to do, but you get my drift, I hope. Live in the now, babe) Oh, phone’s ringing, gotta go. I’m rambling anyway, lol.

Nov 15, 2005

Life: Full Moon Fever

Friends, they may come and they may go.
Some you miss and some you don’t.
But in the end, what’s meant to be will be.
And I’m learning better who’ll be on the journey with me.

There’s been a lot drama these past few days. Maybe too much drama. But one thing’s for certain, I know who my real friends are and that’s what matters most to me right now. Not only that, but a few very talented gals inadvertently reminded me what it’s all about: the music. (Thanks EXIT)

Nov 14, 2005

U2: $50 off The Complete U2 - who wants it?

I got a new U2 iPod because I had the monochromatic first edition, but I wanted the color screen iPhoto version. As a result, I got another coupon for $50 of The Complete U2. All you need, I guess, is the coupon code, but I don't know who to give it to since pretty much everyone I know already has it. Sooo, if you're reading this, don't have it, & want it, give me a shout out & I'll give you the code (and that way it won't be wasted, lol).

U2: Fast Cars - I love this song!

"Fast Cars"
My cell is ringing, no ID
I need to know who’s calling
My garden’s overgrown
I go out on my belly crawling
I got CCTV, pornography, CNBC
I got the nightly news to get to know the enemy

All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to get right next to you
All I want is your face in the locket
Picture in my pocket
Take a pill to stop it
I know these fast cars will do me no good

I’m going nowhere
Where I am, it is a lot of fun
There in the desert
To dismantle an atomic bomb
I watch you shadow box
Check the stocks, I’m in detox
Want a lot of what you got
What you got can make this stop

All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to get right next to you
All I want is your picture in a locket
Your face in my pocket
Take a pill to stop it
I know these fast cars will do me no good

Child inside
Don’t you worry ‘bout your mind
Don’t you worry ‘bout your mind
Don’t you worry ‘bout your mind
Don’t you worry ‘bout your mind
You should worry ‘bout the day
That the pain, it goes away
You know, I miss mine sometimes

The size is much too big

There is no fiction
That will truly fit this situation
I’m documenting every detail
Every conversation
Not used to talking to somebody in the body
Somebody in the body
Somebody in the body

Nov 3, 2005

Photo: An American Dork

A Picture Share!
Originally uploaded by U2Mel.

I am such a dork.

U2: U2 in LA was AMAZING!

I’m beat. Gonna crash. Amazing show. U2 rocked the house once again, though last night might have been a little better – hard to judge. Very different set list feel. Sick of the lottery, tho. Totally corrupt. Someone needs to tell Bono that Clear Channel employees are the ones letting in trainspotters and shutting out the real fans from the ellipse. At least he pulls WOWY girls up from outside the ellipse. Well, off to dream land. Hopefully my website ( will be back to normal in the AM.