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Sunday, May 17th, 2009
8:37 pm
REALLY, LJ??

Do I REALLY have to go back and edit the privacy settings of every entry I've ever written INDIVIDUALLY? Are you REALLY insisting that I PAY for the ability to make all my entries visible only to me?

REALLY?

;(

current mood: angry

(1 split seam | call a doctor)

Sunday, August 31st, 2008
9:29 am - logistics


30-Oct-2008 Washington, DC -- Rock & Roll Hotel (8 hour drive from Asheville to D.C.)

1-Nov-2008 Atlanta, GA -- The Earl (10 hour drive from D.C. to Atlanta, then 3.5 hours from Atlanta to Asheville)

TOTAL DRIVING TIME (not including getting lost and looking for places): 21.5 hours

Jesus. This requires missing two days of classes and four days of work. Damnit, Dots, why couldn't there be a Halloween show?? You could have easily stopped in Charlotte on the way down to Atlanta! ::sigh:: Oh, well, what's a girl to do? Hopefully I can at least find somebody who can also take four days off to keep me company. Otherwise I might have to stop back in Asheville between D.C. and Atlanta, which I suppose would mean I could spend Halloween here. But I'd really rather spend Halloween in a big city away from here...

current mood: tired

(call a doctor)

Saturday, August 30th, 2008
3:07 pm - sassy sassafras
This would be a terrific day if it weren't so goddamn hot outside. What the hell, weather? I got some delicious foods this morning at the farmer's market... grapes, patty pan squash, homemade basil pasta, some amazing orange tomatoes (for real, you can just bite into and eat them as if they were apples), shallots, peaches, sassafras which I'm going to make into root beer, yum! Now if only I can find time and energy to put together a meal...

School continues to be awesome! I should really do some reading over the next couple of days, though, instead of continuing to go out and do fun stuff every day. Oops.

Currently reading The Omnivore's Dilemma which I'm actually enjoying for all the interesting information despite Michael Pollan's annoying way of distancing himself from the animals he encounters. One choice excerpt:

"Standing there in the pen alongside my steer, I couldn't imagine ever wanting to eat the flesh of one of these protein machines. Hungry was the last thing I felt. Yet I'm sure that after enough time goes by, and the stink of this place is gone from my nostrils, I will eat feedlot beef again. Eating industrial meat takes an almost heroic act of not knowing or, now, forgetting." p.84

:(

And just for fun, here are six things of which I am very fond:


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current mood: chipper

(1 split seam | call a doctor)

Thursday, August 28th, 2008
8:16 pm
Some days I am sure I will burst apart in a great explosion of ecstasy that lights up the whole city, showering pink and green sparks on all the rooftops and raining big teardrops of joy to quench all the little thirsty plants.

Some days I have to do everything in my power not to start sobbing when I read about deaths in the war (which mostly happens browsing the newspapers at work, and is instigated by the sight of their names and ages, usually under 24 years old) or about polar bears found swimming in the middle of Arctic seas, over fifty miles from land, or ice. And some days, even more trivial things...

Some days I have to keep myself from sobbing because I am so ridiculously happy.

And sometimes, I fear that I just might be crazy.

current mood: indescribable

(call a doctor)

Monday, August 18th, 2008
10:06 pm
It's been a good week.

Getting excited about school... first class tomorrow! It's going to be a crazy, crazy semester, I can tell already. School, cello, work, study, sleep, school, cello, study, sleep, school, cello, work, study, sleep, etc. I'll see you guys again in December!

I quit smoking three days ago. Although, I still have cloves left that I indulge in every few days.

I highly recommend watching Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which is Woody Allen's new movie. The more I think about it, the more I like it...

I spend all my spare time listening to cello music, primarily Yo-Yo Ma, Apocalyptica, and obsessively, this song:


Cooked a delicious meal tonight consisting of smoky grilled (actually pan-fried 'cause I don't have a grill pan) tempeh, garlic mashed potatoes, and maple-mustard glazed green beans. Yum! Now our kitchen smells tantalizing...

I want:
To get better at playing the cello.
To feel healthier.
To meet a cute vegan boy who is cool and also thinks I am cool. :)
To not have to sleep so much, because I am running out of time during the day to do anything.
To have a personal cupcake chef. Or at least enough time to make cupcakes every day.
To make new friends at school.
To get better at cooking.
To have a more successful, better-planned garden next year!
To live on an island.
To see Legendary Pink Dots (actually, this would fit better in a list titled "I LUST FOR:"..but anyway, November 1 in Atlanta!!! anyone who wants to go need only meet me in Asheville and buy a ticket, I'll drive us there and back. you know what, I'll buy your ticket if you want to go! everyone should experience Pink Dots live at least once in their lives...)

current mood: cheerful

(2 split seams | call a doctor)

5:57 pm - snap snap snap
Vacation photos!


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current mood: bouncy

(2 split seams | call a doctor)

Thursday, August 14th, 2008
2:16 am
All my soulmates live in Toronto and Ann Arbor.

Woe is me!!

(2 split seams | call a doctor)

Thursday, July 10th, 2008
3:11 pm - she can take the dark out of the nighttime and paint the daytime black
It's all pretty clear these past three days. I attribute it to this endless rain. Yesterday there were hurricane-force winds and torrents rushing down the street, sweeping away everything in their path. Today, more gray, more rain and more time to be alone.

Today I intend to sit here at the bookstore/cafe for as long as I can stand, or until Sam gets off work, whichever comes first, then go play with her kitty cat and watch a movie with a very attractive Ellen Page in the lead role. Then to some ridiculously hardcore punk/thrash show by myself. I'm still not sure why. Something different?

Our garden is yielding all sorts of yummy things. Yesterday Kevin found some zucchini ready for pickin', and the other day I made a bunch of pesto from three types of basil. I want to use some green beans for a shepherd/skillet pie in the next couple days. Yum! And soon we will have an abundance of tomatoes for... salsa? gazpacho? fried green tomatoes? Delicious!!

Reconnecting with LPD as of late has been wonderful. Retreat to my room, light some candles, drown out everything else in the world with a haunting voice and unidentifiable but gorgeous noises. I listened to Asylum the other day and nearly either died or had an orgasm. I couldn't tell the difference.

Now I'm scouring the iPod help forums to see if anyone can help me fix my soundless iPod... but apparently the problem is a manufacturer defect that Apple pretty much refuses to fix. Sigh.

(call a doctor)

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
10:12 pm
I hereby rescind my unprovoked distaste for Kurt Vonnegut.

Cat's Cradle was awesome. Give me more!

current mood: energetic

(7 split seams | call a doctor)

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008
7:51 pm
you know you're from asheville if.....

...the same crackhead tells you the same story everytime you see him/her, even if it was only yesterday...

...a drunk midget has asked you for a donation to the church of malt liquor.

...dirty white kids ask you for money.

...you know how to avoid the roadblocks after a thirsty thursday tourists game.

....you go to the tourists game for the sole purpose of getting drunk.

...you know that there is never anything cool going on tuesday nights downtown, so you dont even bother going out.

...lesbians making out scared you conservative aunt when she came to visit

...you've had to leave the dancefloor at the orange peel due to a severe case of someone's armpit funk.

...you cant decide which is worse, emo kids or hippies.

...you know why there are all those kids on patton ave friday nights.

...you ARE one of those kids on patton ave on friday night.

...you have argued with someone over which place is better -- urban burrito or mamacitas.

....you're so high you could care less which burrito place you eat at...

...the bartender at the bier garden gives you free drinks.

...you know about half off martini night at temptations on monday, and thats the only night you go there, ever.

...you think wild wings is for douche bags, and drink there frequently.

...you see health nuts outside of greenlife smoking.

...you dont fuck with south french broad st.

...you are friends with at least one cop who you used to smoke weed with.

...you've been drunk with bob before.

....youve made out with someone in front of the vance big penis spike thing.

...you've pissed in one or more parking decks.

...you know that driving through the tunnel on a cellphone dosent work.

...you've lived in a house so old it had an incinerator.

...when they removed the broken stove from your apartment there was WWII propaganda underneath.

....sadly enough that apartment cost you $500 a month.

....you know that the "WP" bumper stickers stand for widespread panic and not white power.

...you know barelys is the only bar with purple haze on tap (don't quote me if i'm wrong though...)

...you eagerly anticipate the release of cold mountain ale every winter and make it a point to go out drinking till its gone again.

....
....
and the finale one is....

...you know not to fuck with sunday brunch ANYWHERE in town without waiting like an hour for a table.


now here's the original one...

Subject You know you are from Asheville when...
Body: ...the word Patton means driving around in circles on "the strip" and yelling out the windows for fun.

...You've ever gotten a ticket for going to slow on patton!!! (been there done that!)

...at least one day out of the weekend you always end up at the movies for fun.

...you remember Cool World before it was Fusions or Club Biltmore.

...you know everytime we get something good they close it down because we never know how to act.

...one snow flake means a snow day!

...you know everyone in the 'Ville by now.

...half those people are related to you.

... you know at least 3 people who are on the AshChat.net message forums.

...you know what "Malfunction Junction" is.

...someone says "Lexington Street" and you don't need an explanation.

...you know "Leicester" is pronounced "Lester."

...you know that Asheville is not spelled "Ashville" and it bothers you when you see it spelled wrong.

...you worry that you're looking a little too eagerly forward to the first tourist of the season dying from their plunge off a waterfall.

...you wait until January to go to Biltmore House because that's when they offer half-price tickets to locals.

...you know that people shop at the Biltmore Square Mall only as a last resort.

...you've had to wait in traffic because an impromptu drum circle broke out in the crosswalk up ahead.

...you've had your picture taken or know someone who has had their picture taken astride the bigger of the two bronze pigs in Pack Square.

...you've heard about the old bum who pisses on that pig every morning because he hates tourists.

...your house, your parents' house, and your friends' houses are all haunted.

...you don't consider a house a home unless it has at least one ghost.

...you can successfully navigate Malfunction Junction.

...you never leave home without a good book, say, the complete works of Marcel Proust, in case there's a wreck on I-26, I-40, or God forbid both of them.

...you know about all the really scary and violent news that never makes it into the papers for fear that it would scare the tourists.

...you either wouldn't be caught dead at Bele Chere or wouldn't miss it for the world.

...you think the city should hire someone to put funny hats on the statue of "Childhood" in Pack Square to save you the trouble of having to do it. And speaking of...

...you know at least one person who likes to dress up their gargoyles according to the season, such as when they put bunny ears on them at Easter.

...you wonder how things would be different if "Thong-Man" had won his race for City Council.

...you'll never remember what business used to be located at 329 Merrimon Avenue, but that shrieking, repetitive jingle that said the address over and over and over and over in the background of their TV commercials will be the last thing to ever cross your mind before you die.

...you know that turn signals are for the tourists.

...you've ever sat in Pack Square waiting for a date while, simultaneously, a war protest is going on by the Vance Monument, a busload of tourists go into the art museum, twenty people walk by with dreadlocks and smelling like patchouli oil, fifteen people walk by with dogs of varying sizes, two people walk by with cellos, and a crazy guy in a wheelchair pulls up to the angel statue and starts screaming at it, telling it that God is upset with its behavior and it had better shape up pronto before zooming off again.

...you know someone or have ever taken a picture of someone that has humped the waterfountain girl

...you know the difference between the Asheville Tourists, and Those Damned Tourists

...you know it's not "Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company"...it's "Brew and View".

...you know where Helen's Bridge is, and why it's called that

...you did cry or almost cried when Bean Streets didn't reopen

...you know that the Jackson Building is haunted and may have seen the ghost yourself.

... you went to AshChat.net to see what the hell it is.

....you totally get why you shouldn't put kids from North Buncombe with kids from Asheville.

....you can name at least three screamo bands

....you got pissed when they closed Akumi's over a "noise ordinance"

....you ACTUALLY go the speed limit on the Parkway.

....you know NOT to eat fish caught from the French Broad River

.... you know what Bob thinks the weather will be like.

....you know where the lower falls are.

....you and your friends have been drunk dancing at Magnolia's/Cinjade's.

....you've sat in traffic on Tunnel Rd. for hours during Christmas shopping.

... you'll repost this list and maybe even add to it.

(call a doctor)

Monday, November 26th, 2007
9:44 pm
I finally found the USB cord for my camera, so these pictures are all really old... hiking, Halloween, and friends at my house.


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current mood: lazy

(2 split seams | call a doctor)

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
2:13 am - pink dots
Legendary...and New York/Rhode Island adventures from a few months ago...


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(1 split seam | call a doctor)

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006
2:14 pm - new place
Today you get a tour of our new place. It's completely out of order and some of the pictures suck, but I have to go to work in 45 minutes and this is the best you're gonna get:


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I need decorating ideas!! I want to put big curtains over the windows in our loft, but we don't have a ladder yet... and hang stuff from the ceiling and maybe plants... I want a foresty feel for my room, at least.

(5 split seams | call a doctor)

Friday, March 24th, 2006
10:08 pm
"I liked yesterday's sky so much, a narrow sky, black with rain, pushing against the windows like a ridiculous, touching face. This sun is not ridiculous, quite the contrary. On everything I like, on the rust of the construction girders, on the rotten boards of the fence, a miserly, uncertain light falls, like the look you give, after a sleepless night, on decisions made with enthusiasm the day before, on pages you have written in one spurt without crossing out a word[...]

A perfect day to turn back to one's self: these cold clarities which the sun projects like a judgment shorn of pity, over all creatures—enter through my eyes; I am illuminated within by a diminishing light. I am sure that fifteen minutes would be enough to reach supreme self-contempt. No thank you, I want none of that."

--Nausea

(2 split seams | call a doctor)

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
7:00 pm

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current mood: loved

(1 split seam | call a doctor)

Sunday, November 6th, 2005
2:55 pm
Hey, when you're playing GTA:SA and you parachute out of your helicopter/plane/military jet... what happens to the vehicle?


the leaves are gorgeous...Collapse )

(9 split seams | call a doctor)

Saturday, November 5th, 2005
12:12 am
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I guess I am okay-happy.
*I wish I were old enough to go to a bar and order a tall, frosty glass of beer.
*I wish I could climb onto the roof of my mother's house, wearing a big coat and a scarf and hat and gloves, shivering because it's so cold, smoke a cigarette, and look up at billions of stars.
*I wish I knew why I am so easy to fall in love with, because then maybe I could learn to love myself.

current mood: sore

(6 split seams | call a doctor)

Friday, November 4th, 2005
2:57 pm - Halloween
I didn't really do anything...Jason and I went for some coffee and cheesecake downtown, where there were lots of weirdos.


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(call a doctor)

2:43 pm - sam's bday pictures
These are from Sam's birthday, July 7. Yeah, yeah...


.drunk folks.Collapse )

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Thursday, October 27th, 2005
2:57 am - more!
Charleston, first trips to Asheville, and shrooooomiiiinnnnnnggg.


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(2 split seams | call a doctor)


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