SO EXCITED!!!

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We are volunteering at the GLAAD Media Awards tonight and are so goddamn excited! (GLAAD = Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). Click on that link to see why. So many awesome people are gonna be there. I am so glad we’re in LA for this one because I would be pissed if we weren’t, haha.

God I love volunteering for this event guys. Not only is it a great cause, the people are great AND you get to peep some awesome gay-positive celebs. Such a fun night. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a LOT of work but so worth it.

OMG last year when we got home, the cats were outside! They had knocked out the front window (bc the screen wasn’t secure) and jumped out! We found Elvira right away. A) She hadn’t left the courtyard, B) We saw her white fur in the dark.

Monster, on the other hand, left the courtyard and was hiding in the bushes in the front. We were terrified. Crying, calling out to him. We thought we were gonna find him in the street. But then Kristyn heard a rustle and there he was: TERRIFIED. He was hiding from us. Well moreso just frozen with fear. She grabbed him and we went in and cried and hugged them for a while and then went to bed.

WELL, just a little while ago, I was holding Monster and decided to step out the front door into the courtyard to grab something. Suddenly that memory flooded back and I was like, “Maybe today isn’t the best day to get Monster interested in the great outdoors.”

Anyway, we’re getting ready now. SO EXCITING!!!

Here’s Kristyn’s post on the GLAAD Media Awards from last year:

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And here’s mine:

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Wish us luck!

Day Ninety-three

Man am I getting bad at posting these on time. This is my latest one yet! Regardless, we had a really great day again!

Our friend Samantha somehow was able to get a bunch of tickets for ten beans a pop for the Dodgers vs. Giants game last night. I’ve only been teice. Once when I was a wee lass, I went with my parents to see the Mets play at Shea stadium. That was a day game but I remember it being really cold. The other time was only a few years ago. That was the time our friend Amanda got tickets from some guy at the hotel she worked at. It was the same deal, he’d bought a row for cheap. We went to see the Yankees at the old Yankee stadium. Some drunk guy started hitting on Amanda’s 17 year old coworker (who also got tickets) and natch she wasn’t interested. So we sat between them and they started screaming at us calling us cockblockers and fat bitches. Little did he know we ARE cockblockers and fat bitches so we got them kicked out of the game and the Yankees won! Hurrah!

Anyway, we got to the game LATE. It was already the END of the 7th inning! Didn’t stop us from ordering beer.

But it was a thrilling experience! And we’re Dodgers fans now! And d’ya know what? We live five minutes from Dodger Stadium. I mean I knew it was close but it is CLOSE. (For our families: we live way closer to Dodger Stadium than to Giants Stadium. It’s THAT close.)

And we had so much fun that we’re gonna go back! We can actually take the bus from our house and get our drink on…*ahem* I mean save on parking.

The Dodgers won! All the dudes were kissing and hugging. I think I like night games better because it’s all lit up pretty. And it was “Friday Fireworks sponsored by Pizza Hut” night so they let everyone down on the field and then had fireworks! (Sponsored by Pizza Hut.) So much fun!

And my job allows you to borrow DVDs from their lending library so I borrowed Tales From The Crypt, Season 3 and Mad About You, Season 2. We watched those and drank blueberry beer until we fell asleep.

I gotta go pick up Krissy from work in a hot minute. Later!

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Day Eighty-seven

We went to see MEN last night! The show was at the Echo and it was SUCH a great show. Really had a great time. We bought a record of their album. I really feel like their album ushered me out of a serious bummer of a phase. It could have been anything but it was this. And we’ve gotten into collecting records, some just for fun and others for specific reasons. Like we bought “Exile in Guyville” as a memory holder because Kristyn got to interview Liz Phair and it went so well. We already had it on CD but something about the vinyl record feels more personal. Like you are actually collecting “something”. A tangible something. And I knew we had to buy this record “Talk About Body” because:

A) Kristyn’s first interview was with them.

B) It inspired us a lot.

C) It ushered me out of my doldrums.

D) The lifting of said doldrums seems to have brought a lot of positivity with it because my life is filled with a lot more possibility than before.

E) We are just big fans of JD’s in general.

F) The music is good.

G) To buy the record at the show is kind of a memory in itself. It was a really fun night and we don’t get a lot of those lately.

So anyway, yeah. Good night, good times. Here I am slightly damp because it rained.

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Here is Krissy, dutifully letting me take her picture. (She hates this project but is an exceedingly tolerant person haha.)

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Here is Monster welcoming Krissy home.

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Here is MEN wearing a weird connected helmet when they came on stage. It was awesome.

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And here’s just a picture taken in the middle of the show.

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We’ll post more pictures later. We were there so Kristyn could cover it for LA Music Blog but we would have been there either way. I had a better spot than Kristyn so I took a lotta pictures. I’ll link the article once she writes it.

Oh AND the guitarist, Michael, was selling the merchandise and when we bought the album I told him that they were great and that I had a bummer six months until their record came out. He said thanks and seemed genuine. Either way its awesome when you get a chance to thank people who’s art inspired you first hand. It was a great day! (Oh and the muscle relaxers and Ibuprofin knocked out most of what ailed me with my back and we even hung around and danced afterward bc there was a DJ.)

Today I have a lotta digital things to do and then rest up for tamarra to start the whole week again! : D

Day Eighty-one

I was VERY BUSY being VERY LAZY yesterday. Self-imposed laziness. All I did was eat Irish Soda Bread and watch Roseanne. The REASON for the laziness is because:

I GOT A JOB!!!

It’s a temporary position but it’s at a great company and at the very least I have my foot in the door. There’s no way this job will become permanent (at the moment) but it’s okay. I’m just happy to be working and making money. Making myself legitimately useful. I gotta go, talk later. Bye yo!

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Raunchy Oprah

There's no part of this picture I don't love.

Lately I’ve been having really vivid dreams. Last night I had this really long dream where I went to a garage sale in someone’s house. I went to buy two dresses and the family that was running the sale was really cool and friendly. The dresses were really pretty vintage dresses from the 60’s and about my size. One had a little stain on it. When I went to pay, the woman kind of wouldn’t let me leave. She wouldn’t let me pay and took one of the dresses from me. I said, “Fine if you don’t want to sell it, that’s cool, just let me pay for the other one.” She took my money but held onto one of the dresses and wouldn’t give me change. I had to get out of there because I needed to go to work. I had intended to go to the garage sale, come home, shower and then go to work. It was already past the time I was supposed to be at work, so I was like, “Fine I’m going.” Then she gave me the dress and I left.

I guess I didn’t care about my job because I decided to keep shopping. I walked down a main drag which I think was Kearny Ave and went into a shop. Inside there were all these 60’s Go Go dancers and it was decorated like Laugh In inside. It was a furniture store. It was pretty cool in there so I decided to look for bedsheets. When I got to that section, Oprah was there hosting some kind of event sale. She started talking to me and was REAL raunchy. Talking about how she always has safe sex and kind of just being the Oprah you NEVER get to see. I was so riveted but still kind of distractedly looking for bedsheets. Midway through talking to her, I realized that I knew she was gonna be there because I WORKED there. Her sleeve came up a little and she had a tattoo on her forearm. That was when my boss came up. I guess he forgot I had to work OR thought I was there to work OR was caught up in the excitement of Raunchy Oprah being there because he didn’t seem to notice or care that I’d mistakenly blown off my shift. I was trying to figure out what to do next when Kristyn bellowed:

COLEEN!!!!! WAKE!!!!! UP!!!!!

Then I told her the entire convoluted story and she barely pretended to pay attention though she’s told me some whoppers of convoluted stories in the past. Haha.

Anyway, here is my favorite YouTube Oprah video. This shit never gets old for me. Also, how do you work for OWN? I want to work for Oprah.