3pipeproblem: (surprise motherfucker!)
Jesus, Chicago. Last week I was running around in shorts and a t-shirt and dipping my feet in the lake. Now it's forty-eight degrees out.

I'm about to call and attempt to finagle a three-month extension on my lease. Should I fail (and it's not looking good), I'll have to move home until I receive word on the job I supposedly have lined up. My brother generously offered to help me move my stuff at 4 AM (because traffic!!), so it'll be me and my dad handling everything.

Living in the city with no money kind of sucks--Dylan's here on Halloween! The Pixies will be here in November! There's no way in hell I can afford to see either of them! There's an art house theater literally right down the street but tickets are $10 apiece!--but I'll miss running by the lake at night and having a zoo within walking distance and generally feeling like things are happening around me.

Yup, just spoke to them and it's time to get cleaning and packing.

ETA: In other, more uplifting (and interesting) news, my grandpa's getting an athletic field named after him this weekend. AN ATHLETIC FIELD.
3pipeproblem: (A++ would kill again)
Pick three numbers between 1 and 4460, and I will upload the corresponding songs from my itunes library for your enjoyment.

This is an especially good meme to participate in if you're sick of The Beatles.
3pipeproblem: (smoking alan)
Ask me my fannish Top Five [Whatevers]. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! And I will answer them all in a new post right here, right now, in real time. Unless I go off and watch The X-Files.

Just please don't ask for anything involving episode titles.

Also, check out my new Mad Men mood theme. Is it awesome or is it awesome?
3pipeproblem: (little!Alan is a Ravenclaw)
the SORTING HAT meme


Guess what I'm doing tonight? If you said, "Watching Sunset Boulevard in Grant Park," you are correct!
3pipeproblem: (smoking alan)
Give me a character from any fandom, tv show, movie, or book you know that I know and I will tell you:

a. My favorite thing about that character.
b. My least favorite thing about that character.
c. One person I would ship them with in their own verse.
d. One crossover ship for them I think would be neat.
e. One crossover universe for them I think would be even neater.
f. Their ship from hell.
g. Their song.
h. The title of their biography or autobiography.
i. The last bad dream they had.
j. How they're gonna shuffle off the mortal coil, if they haven't already.


In addition to the usual, my fandoms now include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, that Star Trek flick, and Sports Night (season one).
3pipeproblem: (dancing)
Hawks win!
3pipeproblem: (I'm sorry)
Right now I am drinking something called Venom ("Consume responsibly--limit three bottles per day. Not recommended for children, pregnant women or people sensitive to caffeine.") and listening to Fall Out Boy. Awesome.
3pipeproblem: (my heart is closing like a fist)
Three Four Five days ago, I was lucky enough to catch Michael Chabon at Northwestern, where he delivered a brand spanking new lecture on Edgar Allan Poe (hahaha, Chabon: "It was either Poe or Robert Ludlum. In the end, I just pulled the trigger and picked Poe.") and made me miss my train.

poetry, Psycho, crispèd leaves and a great deal of blather behind the cut )
3pipeproblem: (lincolnish)

I return! (Don't worry, I don't plan to make a habit of embedding youtube videos. Rich Hall gets special treatment.)
3pipeproblem: (smoking alan)
1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.


[livejournal.com profile] lycomingst gave me an 'M.' (Also, do any of you have preferred sites for uploading music? I still use yousendit, but I feel like there are better organized and less infuriating sites out there.)


Man in Me - My Morning Jacket
Moth in a Cloud of Smoke - All Smiles
My Rights Versus Yours - The New Pornographers
Music to Hold Hands To - The Lucksmiths
Moving Pictures, Silent Films - Great Lake Swimmers

And the five most cracktastic songs beginning with 'M' on my computer (I'd upload them, but I can't seem to find most of them):

1. A Japanese cover of "My Back Pages."
2. A techno remix of the Mortal Kombat theme.
3. The theme from Moonraker (conveniently entitled "Moonraker") and a sketchy cover of the theme from Moonraker.
4. A mashup of MIA's "Paper Planes" and Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive."
5. A creepy--and I mean creepy--cover of the theme from Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.
3pipeproblem: (smoking alan)
Things I dreamed about last night:

James Bond
boats (It was sort of a James Bond nautical adventure. I think at one point he also disguised himself as a wheelchair-bound nun.)
things--specifically pool gutters--being named in honor of Sarah Palin (James Bond had to stop it!)
criticism of WH Auden's poetry
3pipeproblem: (an amoral showboating cock)
I watched Oldboy with my brother the other night (well, on Christmas). He stayed up long enough to guess the surprise ending and then went to bed.

I have the feeling Denny does this to Alan all the time.

Okay, a meme: If you could force me to write anything, what would it be?

If you say, "That tag you owe me," I will hit you.
3pipeproblem: (aspirin/RP OTP!!)
It is so cold here that my teeth hurt. I couldn't sleep for more than three hours at a stretch because my mouth was throbbing with pain, and the only sleep aid I had on hand was Jack Daniel's.

...so, yeah, you can imagine how that went.

Tonight, however, I'll be prepared! I shall purchase ginger ale to mix with my whiskey.

(Hahahahaa, I even went to Jamba Juice and tried a shot of wheatgrass because the internets informed me it was a toothache remedy. Not in this weather it isn't.)
3pipeproblem: (all I want for Christmas)
Put your MP3 player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty songs. Post the poem that results. The first line of the twenty-first is the title.

The building, building from the side to side

There is no God up in the sky tonight--
In the moonlight something’s hiding.

(you walk into the room)

If I listened long enough to you
When I think back to the first time in my childhood,
An old man has a heart attack in the movie theater.

(you don’t know what’s going on)

She comes in colors everywhere
High, higher than the sun.

(I don’t know how I’m gonna tell you I can’t play with you no more)

Floating in the everglades,
I want you the right way.

‘Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood;
At my door the leaves are falling.

Come gather ‘round people wherever you roam
We’ll do it all
Most of the time
Our lives were one
Old man, look at my life

(you always said that I’d be back again)


...I don't even know. Feel free to guess at songs/ask me to upload them, though!
3pipeproblem: (Kenneth holds all the cards)
"I watched Boston Legal nine times before I realized it wasn't a new Star Trek."

Three minutes in and 30 Rock's killing me.
3pipeproblem: (he brags of his misery/he likes to live)
In honor of the Stars concert tonight (I think I'm nearing the point where I've seen Stars more than I've seen all other bands combined), a meme:

Pick 1-3 numbers between 1 and 4207 and I'll upload the corresponding song(s) from my itunes.

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