Hello All:) Long time no ...uh...read:) Since I have my first Friday-saturday off in a long time, I though I would post on this thing (especially since I keep promising myself I would do this more regularly). Plus I am all excited about tomorrow. Adonai_hure and danai getting married.... it is all very romantic and squeeeeee-inducing. We went present shopping today, armed with the suggestions Adonai_hure gave me and got something really nice. I hope they like it. I also look forward to seeing all the people I haven't seen in a long time, which is pretty much everyone (Yeah, I'm a hermit lately):P Should be a beautiful, fun day. And I am dying to see what danai's dress looks like:) I have spent the last few hours looking up melways-style sites and have finally figured out where it is and how to get there. It is not as far away from public transport as I thought it would be. What time is everyone else getting there? I don't want to get there just before, or get there to early and be standing there like a dork...
I can't think of anything else to really update on as my life has been very boring of late. My rut is making me bored and rebellious so I should start getting out more. I need a life dammit! Tomorrow will be a good start:) Though it has been nice running into a few people randomly as of late. Though it has come to my attention that some have seen me out and about with my niece and have come to the conclusion that she was my child. To clear that up.... HELL NO!!!! I have not had a child nor do I have any plans to! I am still refusing to accept the fact I am not a kid anymore myself to even think of having my own. She is my niece, I love her...especially the part were I hand her back:P
I am on holidays next week so who wants to catch up?
p.s Not that you will read it this late, but to Adonai_hure and danai...Break a leg!xoxo
Arrrghhh. Since my email has decided it will not send, I will have to do this here. Adonai_hure. This is Mike and I r.s.v.p-ing (yeah, I know it is not a real word). A proper email r.s.v.p will be on its merry way when my email client decides it doen't hate me. So yes. We would be delighted to be there on your big day. Thank you for inviting us:) I have no idea how we will get there or what the hell you wear to a wedding, but we wouldn't miss this for the world:) I hope you see this before the tenth.
Maybe one of these days I will actually post a real update to this thing..... but that would require me to do something worth posting. So yeah, maybe soon. Maybe.
Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you! I have not forgotten about you:) Due to fucked up work scheduling, I have pretty much been working or sleeping and hard to contact. Things have settled down and hopefully I shall be less hermit-like. Now.....
That community I told you about when you where here has now been deleted *emo tear*. BUT there are a few others which have some finnish deathrock/old school-type people floating around. There is dark_gear (of which I am a member so it must be good:) ), deathrock, death_rock, deathrockbabes, old_school_goth and scandi_hardcore, just to name a few. Asking about bands, clubs, events etc, in those communities should wield results. A few of them are also in the wgt community. Also, there is a user named jennyhell (her userinfo states she is in Espoo, but seems to know about things all over the country). She has seemed pretty helpful. You could try commenting on her journal. I do not know if she would mind or not so I will leave that with you. Her journal mentions a few places but I have no idea about them or where they are. Her userinfo has a few more communities that might help, and a lot of the people on her friends list are old-school deathrockers in Finland. They may be able to help you also.
I am sooooo jealous. You are in a country that is home to many of my favourite bands, and which has a great 'goth n roll' community....and you don't even like that style of music:P I hope this overly delayed missive finds you well and settled in to your lovely surrounds (If you get a chance to take pictures of Helsinki, post them pretty please?? Especially in winter, when there is snow). I hope you and Leon are well.
I shall hopefully get a chance to catch up with everyone soon (especially adonai_hure, so I may congratulate him on recent events in person).
First off, My apologies to anybody who has messaged, emailed or tried to call me recently. I have not been well, and that coupled with the fact that I am shockingly slow at getting back to people at the best of times......yeah. I am not avoiding people, and I have been meaning to talk to people. But when I get home I am usually asleep on the couch within minutes. I am very sorry. I still like all of you. Please do not be mad. Gah, I need a job in which the very working environment does not cause head colds or chest infections (the joys of a deli). So I shall try catching up on messages, emails, and calls soon.
So yes, have not been well the last few weeks. Coupled with the fact that my body hates me for no longer being nocturnal on work days (goddamn body clock, do what you're told) means I am usually asleep the minute I get home, but awake at an ungodly hour. This also leads to the conclusion that my social life has gone to hell, but at least now I am well again, so the desire to leave the house is back. As soon as people are available, I shall have to catch up. Particularly YOU KAI_Z! *shakes fist at your thesis and exams* So clubs, parties, get-togethers and such....call me if you wish to see me there. I am out of the loop and have no idea what is going on in the big bad world.
Anybody know of any good music stores in Melbourne that are willing to import overseas cd's and dvd's without complaint or snide comments about my musical taste (so a big fuck you to Heartland)? As The 69 Eyes (a band I have fallen in love with recently) are not strictly goth and not well known outside of Europe, I don't think places like Peril would already have what I am after. I could be wrong though. But I would like some idea of friendly places who might be able to help me before I use one of my rare days of to traipse into the city. Plus, I no longer have much of an idea of stores, it has been awhile. But I have formed an addiction to this band which must be satisfied (I would rather support them and buy their stuff than just download it for free, and this way I can support local business as well). You know how it is when you hear music you like. Though this one is proof that the glam/goth rocker in me refuses to die.
Also, I am very excited to see that KissKissBangBang has plans for a local goth music festival! Yay to decent bands! Yay to a goth music event that is not electro-based! *does happy dance*
Oh, and according to adonai-hure, we should all say happy birthday to LSD:) I'm not quite sure how one would say happy birthday to a jar of liquid or a little square of paper, but I am sure the more adventurous on my friends list are going to have a damn good time trying:P
Gah, busy day at work today. Understaffed as usual, and getting visits from people who like to think of themselves as important. Then right in the middle of it, my head decides to have a migraine. A mother of one too. My head felt like it was being squeezed in a vice. I could hardly keep my eyes open and lost my appetite completely (which if you know me you know is a big deal). I carry around a natural headache remedy made of peppermint and lavender oil that usual works for me. Takes a while to kick in but works in a gentle, soothing kind of way. I hate taking medication/pills and avoid it when I can. But it didn't work this time, it got far too severe very quickly. I stumbled around slurring for a bit and bought some migraine medication. I didn't take a whole dose as painkillers make me very, very sleepy, even the non-drowsy ones. I'm talking passed out on the floor, no one can wake me sleepy. So I take a small amount and chug some caffiene to stay awake. Hey, I know caffiene and a migraine do not mix but I needed to stay awake. Any natural way of dealing with this was out of the question as I could not take a long break or go home, this had been made clear by a rather frantic management. So I was a pained, zombified, shaking mess for most of tonight. But I got most of the cleaning done so no one cared. But now that I am home, I am paying for it. My head, though not as bad, still hurts. But now my body also hurts and I feel so nauseous I can barely stand up. And I am very angry that I was not allowed to take care of myself because my work was deemed more important than me. So in my addled, can't-sleep-but-can't-stay-awake state, I have come to two vague conclusions. 1)I need a new job. We already knew this but this just drives that point home. 2) Since, without me, my work cannot be done, I am impoertant and this is not worth it. If this happens again, I am standing up for myself and dealing with this properly. I am going to take care of myself and if they don't like, tough shit. Whatever the consequences, I cannot do this to myself. I have been taking better care of myself at home and this needs to extend to work too, or my health is going to get worse.
Oh, and to top the day off, my mouse just crapped out on me. I am using the number pad keys on my keyboard to get around my screen, much to Thothendoomclaws geek-amusment. Gah, sleep or no sleep I am going to bed before anything else goes wrong. Tomorrow this just may be funny. Tonight however, I am not in the mood. Lovely journal update I know but I thought I would explain why I am crabby rather than just be a crabby, ranty mess. Hey, at least I am updating. I exist, still.
So goodnight everybody. I hope your day was better than mine. And if anybosy has some all-natural suggestions for dealing with migraines, feel free to comment. I am always open to new suggestions.
On another note, goddamn American-based spell check tries to tell me that the original, british-based spelling of certain words in incorrect! *screams in frustration* Since the british spelling is correct, I am not changing it. According to lj spell check, centrex is a word and centre is not, so forgive if I choose to ignore it. I do not know why this annoys me so much but it does. Not exactly worthy of an entire post, maybe, but it is not like most lj posts are relevant and concise. It is too early, I am going back to bed.
HeeHee:) I just won an original copy of the Virgin Prunes 'Sons Find Devils' VHS video tape off of Ebay! It will cost me nearly $50 australian but damn I think it was worth it:) I just won it less than 30 minutes ago and already I cannot wait until it gets here. Virgin Prunes were (and still are) quite notorious for their confronting and innovative performance art. If anybody is interested, when it arrives, I can bring it along to a party or something or hold a viewing night, but only if enough people wish to see it. Otherwise I will just share the collectible glory with kai_z as I already know she wants to see it:) I am also going to find a way to transfer it to dvd, so that I may watch that rather than wear out the already old video (it is only a few years younger than I am, scary thought huh?).
Speaking of good music, Kai_z and myself have talked about heading along to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, the old-school/deathrock club that is opening. Any one wish to come along? Yes, people, that is correct....Thothendoomclaw and I are actually going to leave the house and grace you with our presence:P Plus, it will be all of my kind of music, no ebm or electro or some travesty called 'noize'. Plus, I have already asked the guy running it if he will play Virgin Prunes and he said yes. Hey, I know I get a little 'one-tracked' about these things but I like to think it is part of my charm... So who is coming, hmmm?
In other news, I cannot remember if I mentioned some rather interesting news...My sister is pregnant. Very pregnant. As in she can go into labour any day now. I am going to be an auntie. I am going to be one of those really fun aunties too. We do not know the sex yet, as during the main ultrasound the kid would not get into the right position for us to be able to tell. Believe it or not, I am actually quite good with kids. At my 21st, my half-sister and two half-brothers thought Rosanegra and I were real-life fairies. Actual quote "Daddy, there are FAIRIES in the bathroom!" This reaction happens a lot with me (until the parents tell the kid I am a freak/degenerate/etc and the magic ends). Plus, I have worked in child care centres before. I just seem to gel with them. Plus, I will give them my undivided attention, which is usually all they want.
I cannot think of anything else interesting that is going on. So I guess I will catch up with everyone at some point as I feel more of a desire to get out and about and be less hermit-like lately. If anybody wants to catch up, you know how to reach me:) Tata for now.
O.K, Since I have not posted in a long while, I thought that I should do a quick post so that people know I am still around. I am going to try to post more, I just have to get over being lazy about it all. So how are we all? Everyone alive and well?
Actually, this entry is mainly happening because I am trying to find reasons to put of doing anything useful. Procrastination is actually a great motivator when it comes to livejournal, I have found. Not sure what to write. I have not been up to much. I have been (sort of) going through a reclusive stage, gathering my shit together and thinking about 'what to do next'. Planning, if you will. I'll post more on that when I have a few things figured out. So many things I wish to do, it is just a matter of 'how'. At least I seem to be coming out of my reclusive slump of not wanting to do anything. A very good thing.
Other than that, not much has been happening. The most exiting thing to happen this week was buying and watching the complete Black Books box set a very funny show I highly recommend). I also have a long list of people I must catch up with, call and/or write. And rosanegra, I have not forgotten you, it is just that every time I sit down to bash out a letter, my mind goes blank! So I am getting there, I just have to find something interesting to write about:)
So yes, to summarize, I am alive despite the summer heats best efforts and I will write in this thing more. Hell, I may even write something interesting once in a while:)