kalikethewind: the dark tower (Default)
2011-02-21 10:43 pm

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kalikethewind: madonna (wishing you were here with me)
2013-03-29 11:28 pm

how long?

How long is this pain going to last? Will I continue to be surprised by the loss of Nelly over and over and over again until I die? It's been over two years, and while I believe there is no set time limit on grief, I was hoping I wouldn't be sobbing over her because I heard a song that reminds me of her (and just about every song from before 2011 reminds me of her [thank god I don't start sobbing with every one of them]). She was such a big part of my life and I miss her so fucking much. We were growing apart a bit but that didn't change the way we loved each other. I want her back. It's so hard without her. There's so much I want to say to her, to tell her. So many movies I want to go see with  (and most likely disagree about haha). So much we were going to do. All gone now. There is a massive empty space in my life. She was so full of love and energy and just ...Nelly.

I'm okay, guys. I just needed to let it out a lil bit. So don't worry, okay? :)
kalikethewind: rob zombie (atomic style i make it look easy)
2012-01-30 03:25 pm

it's decided

I am going to make playlists for the four seasons. I had originally made both a summer and a spring mix a few years ago. Both mixes are fun shit. Don't get me wrong. Classic mixes I love dearly but as I'm restocking my itunes I'm seeing all kinds of potential for greatness and I can't fight it. The original mixes were able to fit on cds but that will not be the case with these playlists. I'm actually kind of excited about this which is really good. I need things to focus on right now. My depression is getting really bad and I can barely drag myself out of bed. I'm struggling and I think working on these playlists will be good for me.

A side note: I need to redo my icons since I let my paid account lapse.
kalikethewind: Gerard Piqué (scruffs (4))
2011-05-08 11:28 pm

Bunch of memes

I updated my icons so feel free to go take a look and tell me what ones you like or dislike and such. :)


I've been struggling to find things to occupy my time with so I looked up some memes and thought these were pretty cool. I dunno if I'll ever get to them but I'd like to try :)








and this one here is a lgbt meme and this one is just a crush meme that looked easy enough to answer. :) I'd love to see you guys do some of these too so yeah! Weee!

Also..because I love you guys so very much...here is a new short story by Stephen King! I have yet to read it myself (I KNOW...crazy) but I plan to soon. :)

And.......just because I can...here is Piqué and his piquéton hehehehehe




No wonder Shaki is all smiles lately :)

kalikethewind: 30 rock (i can have it all!)
2011-05-06 02:46 pm

shantonio vs shiqué

You guys. I have six Antonio related icons. Shaki is no longer engaged to/dating Antonio. While they have said in a press release statement that they consider this separation to be temporary, she is dating someone new. Enter Gerard Piqué. They are very adorable together. My love for Antonio is still pretty strong but I have to accept that Shaki has moved on in her romantic life. She is still friends with Antonio and he is still her business partner. So my question to you all is...do I keep a solo Antonio but remove the Shantonio icons and add some Shiqué ones as well as a solo Piqué ? Seems to me the best option. It feels weird having OTP Shantonio icons when they aren't together anymore. I mean, it's not a tv show pairing...I have no say whatsoever in who she dates. Oi. I am growing fond of Piqué but I really loved her with Antonio. Damn real life all to hell haha
kalikethewind: lisa "left-eye" lopes (i keep misfocusin' my needs)
2011-05-06 01:19 am

Wow.

I haven't updated in a really long time. I'm sorry guys. This year has been awful. Losing my best friend to a car accident, a tragic freak accident where no one is at fault, has fucked me up completely.

I know our natural instinct is to want to not flaunt our happiness in front of the depressed, as if doing so would be an insult to them, but I am asking you guys to help me remember that good things do happen. I'm having a bit of a hard time keeping that in mind. So, please don't silence your happiness because of my sadness.

I'm trying to get back in the swing of things...so...here have Johnny Weir without any pants on :)



kalikethewind: dexter | deb (now what?)
2011-01-24 12:55 pm

awww fuck

I just realized I lost all of my pictures from LJ's scrapbook thing when my paid account ended. Does this mean they ERASED them all? Or that if I pay for a month I can get them moved somewhere else? Shit shit shit.

HAAAAAAA got it back by going to a plus account. I have to move them soooon.
kalikethewind: the dark tower (otp | caress)
2011-01-24 12:48 pm

I love these two way too much

The happiness I feel in just seeing Shaki and Antonio together is probably unhealthy haha I know they aren't "together" anymore but kmjahsdjkghaskjdhgjasdg I LOVE THEM





also Shaki is beyond gorgeous. SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON



hehehehehe look at the lady's facial expression in the background

kalikethewind: mary lynn rajskub (been a weirdo since i was a kid)
2011-01-18 10:57 pm

so much for the new year

Okay. I said (in this journal or another) that I'd update more once the near year started and I have completely failed. I apologize. While all kinds of shit has been going on it seems like absolutely nothing is happening. You know? Eh.

Ice storm. That's what's happening at this exact moment. It SUCKS. The ground is covered in ice. Literally. It's horrible. Even more slippery than goose shit.

Speaking of geese...well, turkeys aren't geese but they are big birdies..so it sorta segues. We have four wild turkeys that have been living nearby. They traipse up the street together and stop and munch on fallen bird seed and things like that in the yards. It's so adorable. WANT THEM FOR MY VERY OWN!!

I finally bought a scale. No really. I've been trying to lose weight for a long time now and never had a scale so I was never really sure where I was starting from or if I was making any progress. So this should help. I also ordered some kind of calorie burn / heart rate monitor doohickey. Not really sure how it'll work but here's hoping. :)

We got the streaming Netflix thing to work. That's cool. I'm checking out Bones. I figure I have watched just about every crime / murder show except for the craptastic CSI franchise so I should give this a shot. After 3 episodes I find it amusing. I'll definitely watch the rest of the seasons.

Izzy has taken to hiding under the bushes of my neighbor across the street. She wanders outside, scoots across the street and immediately ducks under the bushes. Then she will stay there as long as possible or until I drag her scrawny ass out. She hates the snow but loves to be outside. I guess it must be like an igloo under there. Either way it's driving me nuts. I feel weird roaming into my neighbor's yard and digging my cat out from under their bushes. haha

Irvy is having a MISERABLE time with the snow...and now the ice? He was skidding all over the place. Poor guy. He's exhausted and snoring on the couch beside me. He puked all over my bed this morning. Dunno what that was about but it was a lovely surprise to wake up to.

I'm addicted to Bejeweled 3, SO many options and ohhhhh. Games are not good to me. I just lose all track of time because of them. Or at least that's the excuse I'm using :)

I dunno. I guess that's it. I spend more time browsing and scanning sites (dw, twitter, facebook and tumblr) than I do actually adding content to them. I AM reading even if I don't comment. :)
kalikethewind: the dark tower (otp | beach kiss)
2011-01-10 10:39 pm

I am way more crushed about this than I should be

Dear Friends,

During our almost 11 years together we have loved each other deeply, taken care of each other and stood by one another. They have been the most wonderful years of our lives, and thanks to that love and the respect that we share for one another we have been an exceptional couple and partners.

However, since August 2010, we made a mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship. Throughout this time we have continued to work together hand in hand, have remained close and have kept the details absolutely private until now.

We view this period of separation as temporary and as a time of individual growth as we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives.  

Antonio continues to oversee and conduct my business and career interests as he has always done. We move forward as partners, developing projects together, working hand in hand and in close communication. Our friendship and understanding of one another is unwavering and indestructible.

We would like to advise that we will not be giving interviews or making more statements with respect to this matter and we appreciate in advance your understanding and respect during this sensitive time in our lives.

Shakira and Antonio



Okay so..this explains the lack of pictures of the two of them together. Temporary? I fucking hope so. I mean as long as they still love each other then I want them together. If something has changed then I hope they wouldn't force it...but man, you guys..I love them together so much. I just want them to be happy. So whatever that means I wish them well.

At least now I can fantasize that Shaki is a lesbian. You know until she gets back with him or dates someone else. haha

kalikethewind: rachel maddow (liberal superhero)
2011-01-10 11:57 am

so far this is the best piece I've seen on Sarah Palin & the shooting

I say so far because I'm waiting to watch The Rachel Maddow Show tonight and I am pretty sure Rachel will be amazing.

The source.


Hey Sarah, At Least Stand By Your Free Speech
 

January 10, 2011 by Tina Dupuy


Last Saturday morning 20 people were shot in a Tucson Safeway parking lot by a 22-year-old who stated on YouTube he "won't pay debt with a currency that's not backed by gold and silver." Fifteen minutes after the news broke, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tweeted, "The price of gold today is at $1,368.90 an ounce."

Coincidence?

Yes.

None of us want to live in a society where hyperbole, exaggeration, satire, bad taste and horrible timing are subjective. Stupidity is legal. So are bad jokes. Ditto for calls for revolution. As are declarations using violent imagery. Pornography, too.

So Sarah Palin has a right to display images on her sites SarahPAC, Facebook and TakeDownthe20.com. On those sites she had riflescope icons over the districts of Democratic congresspersons who voted in favor of health care reform. She stated in bold red letters: "We've diagnosed the problem. Help us prescribe the solution."

In March, shortly after TakeDownthe20.com was launched, the window of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' Tucson office was shot out with a pellet gun. Giffords said in an interview, "The rhetoric and firing people up..we're on Sarah Palin's targeted list. But the thing is that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gunsight over our district. And when people do that, they've got to realize there's consequences to that action."

There were reports of Tea Party protesters outside her office with signs like, "It's time to reload" and "One way or another, you're gone."

Why? Because people listened to Sarah Palin. They listened to her debunked baloney that reforming health care would kill your grandmother. According to Palin, Giffords was trying to kill everyone's favorite elderly relative. Therefore, there was a target on her.

There is no evidence any of those people who listened to Palin shot the member of congress in the head with a semi-auto Glock. Besides being steeped in revolution, a cockeyed view of The Constitution and anti-government rhetoric, the shooter has no connection to Palin.

However, minutes after the former governor tweeted about gold, her website was scrubbed of the now infamous crosshairs graphic. It was gone. Then there was a note on her Facebook page: "On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice."

So in a moment of national peril - when a political "enemy" who was on a hit list had been "taken down" - the FIRST thing Palin does is act in her own interests?

In a word: yes.

This is the most cowardly thing I've ever witnessed. If you are going to say outrageous things, then you are going to have to stand by outrageous things.

By law Palin has the right to hurl verbal grenades. But free speech doesn't mean you're not accountable for the things you say. It means the government can't pass laws to make saying them a crime. It doesn't mean you can beat the drum of rebellion, sell a couple books, delete a graphic, embrace the Bill of Rights and you are magically not a selfish weasel.

Sarah Palin has the courage to delete her convictions and saunter away whistling like nothing happened. All of it is legal. I agree, and I will fight for that: Sarah Palin has the right to be spineless.

Here's the thing: Palin had an opportunity to have a "bullhorn moment." She had the opportunity to rise to the occasion and prove all her critics wrong. She could have proven she truly is a leader. That she's not just a capitalizing catty mean girl who can't tell the difference between an opponent and an enemy. That she is worthy of all this presidential buzz and not just skating by on some mushy conservative platitudes and good looks. She could have come out strong and expressed regret for demonizing a member of Congress who was shot in the head with a 9mm.

But instead.she cowered. Pitiful.

To be clear, I'm not blaming Sarah Palin for 20 people being shot - six of them dying from their injuries. I'm blaming Sarah Palin for taking down her "take down" map sans comment. I'm not blaming her for throwing bombs. I am blaming her for not uttering remorse when they explode.

Palin wants her followers to "stand up?"

Her first.


kalikethewind: shakira (hair)
2011-01-09 11:36 pm

music oh music come back to meeee

So, I broke my ipod. The last of my music is gone. :( Yeah. I'm not too pleased about it.

But! I did finish the mixes for Rose. They are pretty damn good if I do say so myself :) I'm especially pleased with the Shakira mix. Check this tracklist out, you guys!

Ciega, Sordomuda
Dónde Están Los Ladrones?
Te Dejo Madrid
Costume Makes the Clown
Gordita (featuring Residente)
Mon Amour
Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)  [K-Mix]
Good Stuff
Animal City
Men In This Town
Loca (featuring El Cata)
Timor
Fool
Estoy Aquí
Si Te Vas
No Creo
Quiero Más
Ready For the Good Times
No (featuring Gustavo Cerati)
La Pared (acoustic)
Despedida
Dia De Enero
Mariposas
Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos
Sale El Sol


Yep. It's fucking awesome :)
kalikethewind: the simpsons (obese)
2011-01-05 08:59 pm

whew

I was going to head over to the gym this afternoon but a severe migraine hit me and I thought I wouldn't be able to make it. Luckily by 7pm I was feeling better and I headed over. I burned around 400 and something calories (about 100 for every 10 minutes). Not nearly as many as I wanted to but it's been a few days since I was last at the gym and I needed to take it easy or my lungs would explode. Honestly I wanted to quit after 200 but I kept telling myself Jillian Michaels was there yelling at me and that kept me going.



Seriously, Jillian if you read this..feel free to come yell at me :)

kalikethewind: madonna (book love)
2011-01-05 01:02 pm

Hello kiddies!

First post of the new year. Oh the excitement! haha I haven't been up to too much. The new year is starting off kind of slow. Been sick with migraines and the stomach flu. Feeling better now though so yay for that.

I calculated my books for last year and I am ashamed. I only read 59 books. WHAT?? That doesn't sound right at all...I know I was under a lot of stress and therefore slept or had migraines a lot but still...I can't believe I read so little. :( This year I plan on reading mostly books I've never read before instead of mostly rereads. I keep buying books and piling them up and then I reread Stephen King instead of reading them. haha So not this year! Oh, I'm sure I'll reread my King books. Let's not kid ourselves, eh? But I really do intend to read a bunch more "new" books as well. :)

I've been working on 4 mixes. I'm making them for my brother's lady friend, Rose. I tweaked a Shakira mix and a Madonna mix I had made in '09. Originally the Shakira mix was split into two: English and Spanish. This time I chose 25 songs and put English and Spanish together. The Madonna mix I changed a few songs around track number wise and then switched a song for another. I also made a Brandi Carlile mix that is fantastic! I'm still working on the Patty Griffin mix. I could only find 3 of her albums so it's kind of limited. Luckily the three I found are my favorites so it works out :)

That's pretty much what I've been up to. Like I said, it's been pretty dull. Hopefully I'll have more things to talk about soon.
kalikethewind: the dark tower (stephen king)
2010-12-17 11:54 am

American Vampire




I finally checked out the hardback collection of the first five issues of the graphic novel American Vampire. You guys, it's awesome. It's a new take on vampires while simultaneously bringing us back to what we loved about them in the first place: their brutality, their lust for blood. None of that "sparkling" angsty love lorn bullshit. Don't get me wrong, I love True Blood but the thing I like least about it is the boring romance storylines. Give me the violent bloody scenes any day. Rarr.

So what is so cool about this series is that there are the old vampires who are strong at night and weak in the day and now there is a new strain who are strong during the day and weak at night and they are at war. It's so much fun!!

The "now" or present storyline is by Scott Snyder and the back story of the main daytime vampire is by Stephen King. The artwork is cool, really captures the 1920's and the seedy underbelly of the west while still being current and accessible to old school comic lovers.

I definitely recommend it. :)

kalikethewind: the dark tower (stephen king)
2010-12-02 11:33 pm

I MET STEPHEN KING!

I met him. I met him. I met him. Holy shit. Holy shit. I met him. Holy shit. **breathes**

I got there and he was talking with some people at the desk and when he saw me he was all, "Sorry, we were just jawin' " and I'm pretty sure I died a little :) Then he told me he liked my hat (it's a Supergirl beanie and people make fun of it all the time but FUCK THEM because Stephen Fucking King likes it hehehehehe) and I asked if I could shake his hand. Then we shook. Nice firm grip but not too strong. kjasdghasjkdg I TOUCHED GOD!!!! Oh! Right..so I told him that meeting him was like meeting God except better because I didn't have to die first to do it. He was all humble and chuckled. kjagdhsdjgasdg I told him I met his son Joe too and that was like meeting Jesus. haha I told him I was a complete Dark Tower Junkie and he said, "Right on!" and that he was writing another one. I think I said I hope so..then I said Thank you so much!! and left in a daze.


You guys. I met STEPHEN KING!!!!!!!!!!!


**drops dead**
kalikethewind: the dark tower (stephen king)
2010-12-01 09:50 pm

DAY THIRTY

Share some of your favorite quotes or passages from King's stories.

From The Dark Tower Book I : The Gunslinger

The man in black smiled. "Shall we tell the truth then, you and I? No more lies?"

 "I thought we had been."

 But the man in black persisted as if Roland hadn't spoken. "Shall there be truth between us, as two men? Not as friends, but as equals? There is an offer you will get rarely, Roland. Only equals speak the truth, that's my thought on't. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of regard. How tiresome!"

 "Well, I wouldn't want to tire you, so let us speak the truth."



From Different Seasons : The Body

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them--words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.

 

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kalikethewind: the dark tower (stephen king)
2010-11-30 11:30 pm

DAY TWENTY NINE

What is your favorite Stephen King quote?

I have two favorites. Both make me giggle :)

People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk.

There are so many ideas, I can't even begin to tell you. When the Grim Reaper comes for me, I'll probably say, "Wait! Wait! I gotta tell you the one about..." And so on. Yadda-yadda-yadda.



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kalikethewind: the dark tower (stephen king)
2010-11-29 09:04 pm

DAY TWENTY EIGHT

What is your favorite King novel? Your least favorite?

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! This is really hard. Obviously my favorite is The Dark Tower Series as a whole..and since that doesn't count as one novel I will say The Talisman...but since that was co written by Peter Straub maybe that doesn't count as a King novel. So... Dolores Claiborne is my favorite. I love everything about it. I can reread it at any time of the year and I always love it no matter my mood. My love for other favorites such as Pet Sematary and Misery fluctuates depending on my mood for some reason. 

My least favorite and remember this is not a book I hate just one I like least out of all the ones I love :) My least favorite is probably a tie between From A Buick 8 and Rose Madder. I enjoy them both very much but I have to be in the mood for them. Buick is a little slow and Rose is a little clunky with the mix of real terror and the world inside the picture. So yeah..as much as I like these I like them the least out of all of his novels. I still like them a lot more than many books by other authors. Oh Stephen...why are you so amazing? :)

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