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okay, so first off: i haven't been reading that much livejournal. i sneak in a comment here and there but there's so much, it's so overwhelming. many of my friends are going through tough times and some i probably don't even know about. i hesitate to think this way, but before livejournal, i wouldn't even have known about three quarters of these tough things my friends are going through, possibly more. (not to mention, not knowing so many great people.) i'm sure i'll think of a way later that this statement sounds really insensitive. but yeah, anyways, i do try to read periodically.

we helped telf move this weekend... and i felt like i should have done more, been there sooner. but the big stuff got done and while the be-move-ed was under major stress as anyone who's moving is, i hope a sigh of relief can be breathed soon. and she gifted me with free weights. or, should i say, free free weights. i could work out with just the damn bar with no weights on it, sad but true.

more on exercize equipment: i have been watching the laurel, md freecycle group for a treadmill as well as the pennysaver. i have been late on two calls to pennysaver ads for treadmills, but i like to think i didn't want them anyways as they were probably too big to fit up my stairs. so i should probably give up and just take more goddamn walks... but it's so hot!! also thinking about getting a betty hoop because they're all pretty and look like fun. and all the cool people are doing it.

netflix: caught up on my 3, which where muppet show, tao of steve, and personal velocity. the muppet show was good, duh. nice to see dudley moore when he was cute and playing the piano. ToS was ... alternatively horribly offensive and pat, and kind of cute and compelling. since i have heard more than one guy talk about retreating to attract a woman, and seeing it work, i know they aren't pulling that bullshit out of their asses. and they nicely wrap up that that is not the best idea in practice. and donal logue is ... well i like donal logue even though he plays horrible assholes and i am not sure why. there was one scene that they could have just completely eliminated and raised my opinion of the movie 100%. if you've seen it, maybe you can guess which? finally the latter film. i thought this one was really quite good. the middle story with parker posey really struck a chord with me, not that i have been a disaffected editor with a well-meaning but verbose doctorate student husband, but whatever!! so many elements of it spoke to me. next up: the l-word season one.

there are a few upcoming events i'm thinking of attending: i briefly entertained the idea of flying to new hampshire for a drum circle chez chelidon, but i know this is financially unwise. even though the tickets are quite cheap (on southwest air). in september there's a genesis tribute band playing a free concert in philly - for which i could either find crash space or drive back the same night. then in october steve hackett is playing in falls church. i hope to find someone to go with me.

we're paying to get the trees around the house trimmed, and let me tell you it will be a pretty penny. and no, i don't feel it's something we can do ourselves. i also got some art framed. for those following that story: i used a half price coupon from the joanne's mailer and it came out sort of reasonably unreasonable (which is more than i would have preferred, i.e. unreasonably reasonable.) if you go there, talk to oakley, he was so sweet to me even after i freaked out on him about how much it cost and then recanted and told him i didn't want to undervalue his labor. and his name is oakley. no he wasn't wearing sunglasses.

and i have a week left of being in my twenties. alot of poeple i have known over the years have spent some amount of time panicing about this milestone. i have spent no time panicing about it up til now; i don't want to start but feel a little twinge here and there. in comparison to how i feel about the state of the world today, it's like a drop in the bucket. also, i have aleady set myself up to panic about being 40, by listing goals and subconsciously thinking that while i could fritter away my 20s, my 30s are the time to get serious. oy vey.


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Jul. 25th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
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I think you start getting serious in your 40s.

I've been in my 30s for almost seven years now and haven't been serious for a slap minute of it.
Jul. 25th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)

thanks. :)
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Jul. 25th, 2005 11:27 pm (UTC)
Sweet, I'm ahead of the game. I've had a serious downgrade in drama since like 2002!
Jul. 25th, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC)
30 was the first of the best years of my life so far.

Goal #1 before 40: Know thyself. #2 Love thyself. #3 Be content. #4 Be happy. #5 Share the benefits of the first 4 with those you love.

These are the important things.
Jul. 25th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
I keep getting to #3 and then realizing I fucked up #1. :) But I still have time!!
Jul. 25th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
I'd go see Steve Hackett with you, but I can't committ to anything on Wednesdays since it's been decided all production pushes should happen on them. :( Maybe closer to the date I can say yea or nay.
Jul. 25th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
Aww, that sucks, about production load dates. I haven't bought tickets yet or anything. We'll see, I'd love to go with you!
Jul. 25th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
my mother says the 30s were her favorite. a month ago i would have agreed - not so much for getting serious as for being able to do a combination of things like realizing some goals and forming some others and just kinda finishing the growing up process. now i'm all "ack! i'm going to be 30, and i have to start my whole life all over!", so i'm not the best advice-dispenser ever.
Jul. 25th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
i know how annoying this is to so many people, but i mean it in the best possible way, my friend:


i'll be shocked if they're not your favorite in a year's time. :)
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Jul. 25th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
a free concert in philly - for which i could either find crash space or drive back the same night

Oh, I think you could manage to find crash space. ;)
Jul. 25th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
oh really!!! :D

i did send you mail about this last weeeeeek... let me know if you got it!
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Jul. 25th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
I want a Betty Hoop, too!
Jul. 25th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
the power of livejournal advertising.
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Jul. 25th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
also, i have aleady set myself up to panic about being 40,

Too late for that for meeeeeeee! ;)
Jul. 25th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
you sir are what i would call successfully awesome. :)
Jul. 26th, 2005 12:01 am (UTC)
Don't give up! Having a tread mill in my home is the best thing I've ever done. It stops the excuses like "it's too hot" or "too cold" or "I don't feel like going all the way to the gym today." (and really, they're not bad excuses... having the tread mill saves time and discomfort) :-)

Also, Congrats on the birthday! Getting older is way cool... all the kids are doing it! ;-)
Jul. 26th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
that's exactly why i decided to try to get one - eliminating all the excuses. :) how often/for how long do you tread your mill?

and thanks :)
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Jul. 26th, 2005 02:29 am (UTC)
Join the cult of 30; you'll love it. You get to roll your eyes and mock anyone under 27!
Jul. 26th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
if you think the eye rolling has not commenced prematurely, you are wrong! :)
Jul. 26th, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday in advance!

I totally feel you on the treadmill thing... if I hear of some fabulous lightweight specialized snidegrrl will be able to lift it into her home sort of treadmill on my freecycle lists (rockville, germantown) I'll let you know.

In the meantime...I'll dream of hoola hoops. ;)
Jul. 26th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
aww thanks! let me know if there's anything i need to keep an eye out for on the laurel freecycle list. :)
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