August 5th, 2005

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Poem for Friday

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I spent today trying to get some stuff done for going to the beach on Saturday, which of course means that I did not 1) finish the laundry, 2) find a bathing suit, 3) remember to get sunblock at Target, 4) figure out what I need to pack...I am sure tomorrow is going to be complete chaos. And I am not sure that I will be able to get online at all, let alone for any length of time, from Saturday to Saturday, so if you don't hear from me please don't be angry -- we are not even positive that the lines are touch-tone as opposed to rotary so I don't know if I'll be able to dial in.

Tonight we all watched Star Trek's "The Menagerie", which I need to review tomorrow...damn, but that is a great episode despite the painful sexism dragged in from the original pilot. When Kirk was doing the "Spock! I trusted you!" routine, my younger son said, "Anakin! You were my brother! I loved you!" and we all howled. It's bad when your nine-year-old not only notices the slash but can do crossover parodies. *g* Then we read chapters 27 and 28 of HBP since apaulled and younger son have not finished the book yet -- those are probably the two toughest chapters, and I have killed my not-quite-recovered-from-cold voice reading them aloud. My family disagrees with me about the motives and degree of evil of my favorite character, which should make for interesting conversations on the way to the beach. Saw the new Glamour or whichever magazine it is that has Jennifer Connelly on the cover and thought they must be doing an article on anorexia. She looks godawful, like Karen Carpenter right before she died. Jennifer: please eat something.

That meme to prove that people are reading your LJ? I am not commenting on anyone's, even if I saw it there. If you're mad because you think I should have commented on something of yours, or you are pretty sure I skipped reading my friends list altogether on a day when you had huge news, by all means write to me and tell me about it, but don't give me grief because I didn't answer a survey or a meme. There are 600 people on my friends list of whom perhaps 20 post regularly in my journal and another 15 or so on my fic, so it isn't as if we're all in dialogue all the time or even keeping up with every single entry, is it? As I said last month, if you're only here for the fan fiction you are welcome to read it all elsewhere, and if you are simply bored with me, I completely understand. I've switched primary fandoms several times since having been on LJ, I'm posting more photos and less personal stuff and politics unlocked, I know everyone has lives.

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Utter Conversion to Gerard Butler Love

creedysgirl just made my day with this: "Gerard Butler - I'm not gay, I'm not straight, I'm just me!"

"One aspect of himself that he is not yet fully able comprehend is his sexuality. 'I talk about my sexuality,' he says, 'But it's always glossed over. People seem to shy away from the issue. Whenever it is discussed, it's distended and exaggerated. Gerard Butler is gay. No I'm not. I don’t know myself what I am so it can be bewildering to see that being plugged. I have been in relationships with women. And men. That doesn't make me gay. That doesn’t make me straight. Its hard enough to go through these things in my mind without being scrutinised about it so there are times when you want to close the door and say my sexuality is my own personal business.'"

Damn, why can't more celebrities have this attitude? Why can't more people in general *looks in direction of Congress* have this attitude?

...yeah, I know, I'm supposed to be writing a review and doing laundry and packing. *g*