SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS NOW LEGAL IN NEW YORK!!
I've always loved NY, and I'm more than proud to be a New Yorker. Anyone who knows me knows this. But now, I love New York even more... and I'm even prouder to be a New Yorker.
In ending, I just leave you with this, ganked from omgimsuchadork's post on the same subject~
She runs away for no reason, so he follows her anyway.
They make seperate turns at a fork in the street, and thus went in different directions.
They both ran straight through a parade.
He's the prince, but has no bodyguard or even anyone looking after him.
He completely ignores/forgets about his plans with Hermione.
At least one hour, maybe even two or three pass in a fifteen second chase sequence.
He finally finds her, and after staring at each other for a minute, she runs away... but this time, he can catch her hand and hold her there... even though she's physically his equal.
He hugs her, and she fights him. So he kisses her anyway.
Her wig just disappears. Literally, it simply vanishes so her hair can fall down.
No one even comes looking for her, even though she's the precious last heir of House Capulet.
The final sequence in episode 7 of Romeo X Juliet has so many problems to it.
But it's still one of the most romantic, sweetest, most beautiful scenes I've seen in fiction. Not just in anime, in fiction overall.
...I'll make a real post later. I know I haven't posted for nearly two weeks... but. This deserved saying. Because I love the anime of Romeo X Juliet so effing much.
That is all. :D
That being said... happy holidays to you all! Whatever religion you may be, whatever your beliefs are, whoever you are... we should all celebrate the holiday season and what it means! (Well, theoretically we should do that all year round, but this is just a special time of year to do so.)
I hope your holidays are warm and wonderful and bright, and that you have an amazing time with your friends and family. Much love and warm wishes to you all~ <3
Random musings since my brain is not in a place where I can write out full paragraphs and stuff.
-I love my high school. I love going back to visit. Especially since so many of my friends there are younger than me, and thus, still there. But I'm glad it's over, and that I'm in college now.
-My Disney Pandora channel is giving me less and less actual Disney. First it was all the songs from Disney movies that I liked... and then it became covers of those songs by other people, which wasn't ideal, but wasn't bad... and then it was Glee which I couldn't dislike, but wasn't quite what I was going for... but now, getting an actual Disney song is significantly rarer. And that's not cool. I'm considering deleting the channel and just starting over with it again. Because... I have not had a Disney song for the past, like, seven songs. (I'm listening to it now, if that wasn't already obvious.)
-Someone truly awesome made marshmallows, and gave me a bit of them. They were amazing and Earl Grey flavored and I loved them. The only thing about them that makes me at all sad is that they are gone now, and I no longer have any. But they were still really super cool. :D
-I recently got an idea for a new stand-up sketch that I think could be really good if I can just refine it some. And by some, I mean a lot. But it's a really good idea, and I really wanna work on it.
-I absolutely adore my HTP friends. Some of us went out to see Julie Taymor's film adaptation of The Tempest, and it was very much made of happy. It's the trippiest Shakespeare that I've ever seen. But oh my god, so good. And then I saw it with some of my favorite people ever, and it just was very much happy tiemz, and I love all of you. (Yay being vague with names and identities on the internet!) <3
-In fact, in general, I have been getting a lot of love recently. An almost disproportionate amount of love, but... I'm feeling very happy in general with life right about now. I love my friends, especially now that I have friends who respect me and show me their affection, I love the holiday season which helps bring all of this out in all of us, and I love all of you. All of you. You all help make me this kind of happy, and it's just wonderful and... I don't really have words for it in my slightly brain-dead state, but... I'm very happy, and it's you guys who bring me to this level of awesome. :)
-Whoa. I guess I can do paragraphs a little more than I thought I could.
-Walking will be happening a lot tomorrow as I walk from my house all the way down to the fashion district and back to get holiday presents... and I don't want to pay train fare. But it's good for me! It's good exercise! ...Besides, it also means that if I don't spend all of the money I've allotted for holiday presents, that is ample excuse for me to let myself go to Jamba Juice with the rest of my money and get their limited edition Berried 'n Chocolate flavor smoothie, which is just so good and I love it.
-Equals Three is awesome. It's a web show on YouTube, and... yeah, just YouTube search Equals Three and watch it. It's really funny. And should you care, I can post links to my favorite episodes from it. I mean, I have literally cried from laughing because of it. ...Also, the guy who does it lives in New York, just down the block from a friend of mine, so you just know that it's awesome.
-I've finally seen all of Firefly. slkdfjdslkjfsd IT'S SO GOOD. I really wanna get the DVDs now too... but yes. It's just such a good series. And Nathan Fillion is a beautiful, A+ human being.
...I've gotten to the point where I'm just rambling about the first thing that comes to mind. Also, Go The Distance just came up on my Pandora channel, so I'll stop now.
But yes. TL;DR... I love you all, you guys. You make me very happy. All of you. <3
So I'll be back in New York within 12 hours. (Unless the bus gets seriously lost and/or delayed.)
...Let me repeat that for dramatic effect, so it can sink in like it should.
I'LL BE BACK IN NEW YORK WITHIN 12 HOURS.
I'LL GET NEW YORK FOOD AND EVERYTHING.
NEW YORK FOOD.
...Also, Black Friday is coming up, and I actually have stuff I need/want to get, so that means... A LEGITIMATE EXCUSE FOR A SHOPPING TRIP! So my dad doesn't just kind of sit there, confused, as I shop and he doens't understand why... now I get to shop, and I have a reason! Andandand... BLACK FRIDAY. 8D
Yeah, I'll stop now.
NEW. YORK. FOOD.
Today has really been a nice birthday, all things considered~
I woke up to my radio alarm today (this is a good thing- I've been sleeping FAR too late recently, even for me, so I set it myself to help get myself on a better sleep schedule) at 11, and then spent a good half hour reading all the Facebook messages people sent me. (I can read my e-mails from my phone.)
I then spent a little time on the computer (not on Facebook though... haven't been on it yet today- I'm scared of just HOW many notifs I'm gonna have), a little time finishing up the finishing up of my Lenalee cosplay... just putzed around in general.
I also had to run out and take care of a couple of errands (pick up some stuff at the drug store, etc), but then I went down to the TKTS booth.
Now, for those of you who don't know, the TKTS booth is this marvelous thing here in New York that lets you get same-day theater tickets for a really good discount- usually somewhere around 50% off. There's always a huge line, but since they computerized everything it's not too bad. It's gone down from the hours you used to have to wait on it to about... wow, not even 45 minutes on line today.
And I got tickets to A Little Night Music, with Elane Stritch and Bernadette Peters.
Hrrggnnnhhh IT WAS SO GOOD. It was just... masters performing a master's work masterfully. It was exquisite.
(Plus, there's a lustful butler in the story, which just made me giggle a little inside.)
And then we went out to Coldstone Creamery.
It was just a wonderful day, and I am so very happy and... well, all in all, life is good right about now. Even if I couldn't get my State ID today. (I can't drive, but I want ID so I wanted to get a non-driver's ID... but I got down to the DMV at 4:01. What time does it close? 4:00. So I have to wait until tomorrow.)
...Wow, this was kind of an obnoxious post, wasn't it? Fff, I don't mean to be one of those people who shoves their happiness in everyone's faces, because those people aren't really happy, and I really am. But... I just wanted to share with all of you lovely people~
- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.
You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.
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And yays for the holiday season! 8D
So I went back to my old middle school today. (That last paragraph was relevant, I promise... just stick with it a little.) Me and a bunch of other people who went to that middle school who now all go to my high school... we went back to talk about our high school (go HSAS!) and tell the 8th graders why they should go there. And I was so very awkward in middle school. In a way, I'm glad none of the students there remember me- I barely want anyone to remember how I was then. But I was just... so awkward- practically mute, thinking I had real friends there when for the most part I didn't (Wesley, Tori... I love you guys!!), and with such terrible fashion sense... it was just so bad. Who I am now hates who I was then.
So to go back to Center School (my middle school), and have the teachers there look at me blankly, not recognize me and look away, then do a double take and go all "...Is that you?? You... you look so... you look good!!" Yeah, that's pretty sweet.
Happiness isn't: having to go pick up your brother from a trip he took with his school to a waterpark, and realizing he has a friend with him.
On the good side of today, the day was generally good, and when I went shopping with my mom at Fairway (like no other market!) I was able to find Marshmallow Iced Devil's Food Cake which is the best Entemanns cake ever for tomorrow. And the rest of today was good. Nothing particularly special happened, but it was my last day of sane-ness until camp ends, so it was alright.
On the not-so-good side of today, after going shopping at Fairway (like no other market!) I had to go with my mom to pick up my brother from school. Well, not exactly school, what happens is that his school is a private school so it ends two weeks earlier than public schools, so for those two weeks they have an optional thing called Camp Marmac where the kids just go and do stuff. Anywho, today they had this trip to a water park in New Jersey, and they came back at 8 today. So we have to go pick them up from his school. In Brooklyn. With heavy traffic. Which means I was stuck in a small, rented car for an hour and a half with two ADHD kids, and their medication was wearing off. Well, really just Jeffery's, his friend was alright, maybe that's because she's a girl, but Jeffery was just incredibly annoying. I know he can't help it and all, but it's hard to think of that when he's pulling on your seat belt, alternately trying to choke you, and make it so loose that it's pointless having it on anyway. It's not that bad though. After 10 years, I'm kind of used to him by now...
(think Finding Nemo)
So the shopping outlet yesterday was kind of lame. I guess I should have expected it though, it is an outdoor mall and it was very hot yesterday. Plus, although it is one of those places where chain stores sell thier stuff that didn't sell in their regular stores for less, I shouldn't exactly have expected a LeSportsac bag to be less than fifty dollars.
On the bright side though, West Point was really interesting, the tour bus that took us around the campus was air conditioned and at the point itself there is a spectacular view of the Hudson River and it's surrounding hills. It was really cool, but I was just disappointed that there wasn't anything cool in the gift shop, like a fake sword to go with my Renaissance Fair costume. Oh well... I shall live.
(wait three seconds for the frames to change; think Shrek 2)