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- northern virginia can "eat a butt". i want to avoid driving in that area as much as possible.
- had dinner with mom in fairfax last night. bravo's off waples mill. had the worst thing for me possible, fettucine carbonara. mom and i actually agreed on a bunch of things until she started to tell me that our educational problems could be solved with beatings and uniforms. there we diverged. we agreed that people should be able to feel freedom to commit acts of sodomy in the privacy of their own homes, which is a really weird thing to agree with your mother on. but i was trying to prove she was closed-minded, and i failed.
- welcome to lj, vileone!!!
- i have this money in my pocket. it is burning a hole. it is designated for either a fuji 303 or a minolta dimage x. depends entirely on how i feel when i get my actual hands on them, which i have not done as yet. grr.
- i need to find the line between vocal progressive and self-righteous bitch. and not cross it. or only cross it when ABSOLUTELY necessary.
- by next weekend i will be staying at the

Chelsea Hotel #2 by Leonard Cohen

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
you were talking so brave and so sweet,
giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street.
Those were the reasons and that was New York,
we were running for the money and the flesh.
And that was called love for the workers in song
probably still is for those of them left.
Ah but you got away, didn't you babe,
you just turned your back on the crowd,
you got away, I never once heard you say,
I need you, I don't need you,
I need you, I don't need you
and all of that jiving around.

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
you were famous, your heart was a legend.
You told me again you preferred handsome men
but for me you would make an exception.
And clenching your fist for the ones like us
who are oppressed by the figures of beauty,
you fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind,
we are ugly but we have the music."

And then you got away, didn't you babe...

I don't mean to suggest that I loved you the best,
I can't keep track of each fallen robin.
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
that's all, I don't even think of you that often.



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Apr. 24th, 2003 01:33 pm (UTC)
Yay Leonard Cohen!

Er, if you are going to be staying there, don't forget to wear your famous blue raincoat. :)
Apr. 24th, 2003 02:05 pm (UTC)
Dammit I left my famous blue raincoat in the tower of song!!!
Apr. 24th, 2003 02:25 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Suzanne will have kept it for you...

(I wanted to make a reference to the song "Sisters of Mercy" but then it just sounds like I'm talking about the goth band. D'oh.)
Apr. 25th, 2003 03:41 pm (UTC)
Man, if Suzanne hung onto it for me, I will sure be singing Hallelujah. If not, I'll just have to say so long, Marianne.

I could do this all day!!!!!
Apr. 24th, 2003 02:22 pm (UTC)
NoVA traffic was inexplicably dumb this morning, even after rush hour.
Apr. 24th, 2003 03:06 pm (UTC)
Money in pocket
I hear that your old dad needs a new Holland and Holland .500 Nitro express double rifle if you are looking for a place to spend money. (chuckle)
Apr. 25th, 2003 03:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Money in pocket
provide a URL for this treasure!
Apr. 25th, 2003 04:15 am (UTC)
I presume you are referring to digital cameras?
If so, we got ourselves a Fuji, and it's terrific. Easy to use, and the pictures turn out great. I know you aren't one to like driving down in NoVA, but if you go to the Ritz Camera in Tysons Corner, Jeff Baker (Dreaming Squirel) is still a manager there (I think, haven't heard otherwise). If you talk to him, he'll make sure you got the right camera in your hands. Plus, the 'oops' insurance (read extended warranty) isn't too expensive and worth the money, if you've got it.

As for the vocal progressive vw. self-righteous bitch, I say, find the line, and just walk right past it like it's not there. Completely obscure the line altogether. Screw society and how it reacts when you speak. Look at the Dixie Chicks. They speak out against GW, and now they're getting more attention than ever. It works, just be prepared to deal with your detractors (who can all rot in a burning pit, IMO). Otherwise, speak your mind, while you still can.
Apr. 25th, 2003 03:32 pm (UTC)
my bestest friend manages the ritz over in wheaton, so i opted for the shorter drive, but yes! i went with the fuji. i can't wait to try it out.

and thank you for the sentiment. i have been feeling like i have been putting everyone and their brother on the defensive lately, and i guess to some extent i need to get used to that, with the convictions that i have.
Oct. 24th, 2004 05:29 am (UTC)
no no no one knows but my kitty.
here i am speaking in retardeness
amd the internet doesn't even care
will you ever see this?
will i?
no one will but that's okay with me.
cause i'm drunk and trying to be happy.
but aren't we all?
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