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so, depeche mode was awesome. they know how to put on a show. dave sounded great, you wouldnt have known he was sick at all. the rain held off, they played for the perfect amount of time, played fly on the windscreen, in your room, enjoy the silence, ended with personal jesus. they played a lot from the new album and i love the new album so that was nice. in other rebekah's top 5 bands in the world news...

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN. ARE. PLAYING. THE. MASQUERADE.

the only time i have seen them was at coachella, faaaar faaaaaaar away, in a hot field. it was amazing even so. so i am ecstatic that they are coming to my city to play at a smallish venue. they are so consistently good.

peter murphy masquerade 6-23-09

Well, Peter Murphy was amazing yet again. There was no opening band, and i cant decide if that's a good thing or not. i was going to try to watch out for capitalization but nevermind i've already fucked it up. so normally when someone i want to see is playing, they have an opening band that i don't care to see. but i have to get there early to get a good spot and so i end up watching the entire set of a band that i have no interest in. sometimes it is ok, like the most recent sisters of mercy show, the band that opened sounded like interpol and so even though i didnt know any of their songs it was still enjoyable. so last night i got there at 8, which is what the ticket said, and got a spot up front and then stood there for 2 hours and 42 minutes ( yes i checked the time when they started-10:42), while listening to the masquerade's choice (?) of music that they deemed appropriate to play at a peter murphy show. depeche mode, the smiths, skinny puppy, the cure, etc. anyway of course standing there staring at an empty stage for so long was totally worth it when he appeared. he was wearing black skinny jeans with a black shirt and a black leather(?) jacket with purple feathers on the collar and black italian looking shoes, with several large glittering rings on each hand. he took off the jacket after the first song and i have to say, i absolutely adore his style. the other guys in his band just dont fit, in my opinion. at one point they covered roxy music..which blew my mind. they also covered that nine inch nails song hurt. they played cuts you up and time has nothing to do with it and some others.. he came over and stood right in front of me at one point and looked into my eyes and i felt like a christian looking directly into the eyes of jesus. its an amazing feeling. it really is a religious experience.
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april

i guess i always have to make an appearance here when i find out peter murphy is coming to town. he is a touring maniac!! fortunately for us!! im sooo excited.
april was a very, very, very full month. looking for a new place to live was extremely stressful. finding it was elating. actually moving was an all day work out. we started at 7am and wrapped up around 5, then rushed around trying to get ready for my friend's wedding when everything i owned was in boxes stacked everywhere. it took me a good 30 minutes to find my blowdryer. i turned 26 on the 30th. we celebrated robert smith's birthday on the 21st. we saw flight of the conchords and neko case and we went to my salon's reopening party etc etc.. i told my parents that lee and i moved in together and got the expected 'you'll pay on judgment day, you have no morals, it wont work out' speech. i cant express with words the joy that i have knowing that i dont have to dread coming home and sleeping in 10 minute increments because my room mates are so fucking loud and obnoxious. molko is a new cat now that she is not bothered by other peoples cats in her space. i have a bathtub for the first time in 5 years. going to ikea and getting new cups and dish towels and pans and rugs for our own house was so nice. its like a fog of stress was just blown off of me.
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    depeche mode's new album

2008 survey thing

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
Saw the Cure in Boston:)

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I dont remember what my resolution was for 08. I havent made one for 09 because i know i will forget it.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

nope. 2 girls at work got knocked up though.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
no

5. What countries did you visit?

:( none

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
a place with lee instead of girls

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
new years eve/day bc it was amazing

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

maybe learning how to paint? or..reading 3 500something page books in 6 days

9. What was your biggest failure?
not getting a new job

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

illness but not injury

11. What was the best thing you bought?

my grey jacket

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Lee's. who else would put up with my overreactions?

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

my roommates'. i am the only person in the house who knows how to buy stamps, do the dishes, and not leave stray hairs all over the walls in the shower. in their defense though i never take out the trash or pick up molko's hairballs.

14. Where did most of your money go?
food/gas/bills

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

seeing the cure. going out of state, anywhere. going to the mountains. doing it.

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?

band of horses, all songs

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
 a) happier or sadder? 
b) thinner or fatter? 
c) richer or poorer?
A)Happier
B)neither
C)poorer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

drawing/painting, learning

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

worrying.

20. How did you spend Christmas?

i spent christmas day at my aunts house and then at lee's parents house. we played cranium.

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
moreso if possible!

22. What was your favorite TV program?

true blood

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

naw

24. What was the best book you read?
eclipse:)

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
i didnt make any discoveries i just listen to what lee gives me, and my old favorites

26. What did you want and get?

the most awesome vintage necklace that i've ever seen for one! also a gps. a winter jacket.

27. What did you want and not get?

sigh

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

milk

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

on my actual birthday i think we just went out to dinner w my family and then went to manuels

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

if i got a tattooing apprenticeship

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?

vaguely fashion conscious toned down goth

32. What kept you sane?
feeling absolutely secure.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

kim kardashian, when her mouth is shut

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

the presidential election

35. Who did you miss?

aaron, ben harvey, clay, shaunna, christy, britany

36. Who was the best new person you met?

nayoon. what a find! she's amazing

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.

you cant drink thc tea when you have a possible drug test in 3 weeks

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Spinning round and round with you
Watching shadows melt the light
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    the cure 4:13 dream

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I do believe that my tax fraud claim is finally taken care of now! after 8 months of hounding the irs. i got my affidavit in the mail over the weekend and today i went to wachovia to get it notorized. i wait in the line and tell the lady i need a notary so she goes and gets her stamp and starts to sign it and then asks if i am a wachovia customer. i say.. no this is just the closest bank, and it says to take it to a bank or library to get it notarized. so the lady goes 'ooh im sorry. i can't help you if you dont have an account here.' so she tells me i can go next door to the ups store and get it there. so i walk over there and wait in the line. the man does it with no issue. i go to my car and drive out to w peachtree st where the irs office is supposed to be. of course i cant find it, because i have no sense of direction. i drive around w peachtree for about 15 minutes before i finally see it. i park in a lot and the attendant tells me that its $7 and i dont have any cash. fortunately he is really busy, and tells me that he isnt supposed to let me, but i can pay when i come back. so i go inside, and the magnetic lipliner applicator in my purse sets off the metal detector. they go through my purse and find it and let me go. i go up to the line where it says 'wait here until you are called' and i wait there. there's no one in front of me. the lady is busy doing something. then a man walks up and stands beside me, and she looks at him and says 'can i help you'.. completely ignoring me. the man indicates that i am next, and she just looks at me with a 'what the hell do you want' face. so i go up and hand her the affidavit and she says 'what is this? we dont take these here'. and i explained to her that the person on the phone told me to bring it there. so she gives me a number and tells me to sit down and hands me this yellow sheet:
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i wait there for over an hour doodling on the paper. then my number is called and i go to a desk which is occupied by a middle aged woman with an enormous hair piece and a very wary expression. there is a sign behind her with a picture of garfield with the caption "Why not come to work? I'm already in a bad mood anyway." the first thing she says to me is "We usually recycle those" whilst glancing over at the yellow sheet. i apologize and hand her my affidavit and explain why i am there. she looks at it suspiciously and then types on her computer and tells me that i need to do all this other stuff. then i tell her that i have done all that stuff already. she makes a copy of it, types more stuff, and tells me that i should have my refund within 7-8 weeks and she's sorry for the inconvenience. im gone. i find an atm and get out $20 for my parking. i head over there and some guy is standing with the attendant, and he says 'woooo look at your hair! you are pretty! oh my god and your eyes! give her that money back i am paying for it' and so the dude gave me my money and i was like awesome thanks. then i drove through traffic and finally made it home. the moral of the story is: be fucking careful with your personal shit!!!! it is such a hassle to have your id stolen!! its ridiculous!
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    can i get there this way? i think so

holiday in the sun

painting #2
for a girl at work, its her kid, i gave up on trying to make the kid look real out of boredom and frustration. she loved it anyway so i dont feel bad.
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speaking of work, i havent updated since that last entry. so they decided they arent going to cut our hours, and instead they are going to have us working 4 ten hour shifts per week. so i will be off sunday, monday, and tuesday, and then work forever for the other 4 days. i think i might like it. its only for 3 months anyway.
i finally got my affidavit in the mail for my tax fraud shit. now all i have to do is fill it out, get it witnessed and take it to the irs. then in 7-8 months i will finally get my tax refund. (hopefully). if they steal my refund again this year i will quite likely go to the address (which i do have!!! and no one cares!!! thanks police!!) and jab out their eyeballs.
so when i was searching for that picture to post i found a bunch of pictures of when i had bangs before. this was 4 years ago:Photobucket
aw. its funny, i want to pat the 21 year old me on the head and give her a hug.
so christmas was awesome. i went to my parents house and we went to the candlelight communion service. we sat in a pew with a family of 4 tiny kids behind us, and an ancient couple who reeked of smoke in front of us. its funny to think, when you are a kid you dont give a fuck if you are being loud. when you are really old you dont give a fuck if you choke the people around you with your rank scent. its only the people in the mid range that give a fuck about anything. im sure thats a very broad generalization.
anyway then we went home and i spent the night there, and the next day we went to my aunts house who lives in columbus. their family has a bunch of babies. there is also this 6 year old girl who is my cousins daughter. i met her when she was like 3 so she didnt remember me at all. my dad was teasing her about how he was going to take her to this bridge where a troll lives and throw her under. and she raised her little eyebrow and said "NO, i will throw YOU under" and i laughed a little, then she snapped around and looked at me and said "and YOU TOO!" which is the first thing she ever said to me.
then after staying there for 14 or so hours they drove me to Lee's parents house, where we had a meeting of the parents. it lasted about 10 minutes and then my parents went home. we came home friday and unwound..yesterday went to a party where i discovered that i am not a good sideline watcher while rock band is happening. usually i am ok to be at the sideline, its a nice comfortable out of the way place. but it pains me to watch people on no fail mode on easy with the bass blinking at the bottom of the meter. i have to sit on my hands in order to restrain myself from snatching it, swinging it at their heads, and telling them to sit down and watch. gaahhh. anyway. then i came home and read until 2:45. this is long. i havent been censoring either. sorry.
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november.

ok i decided to go to michaels and get some oil paint and try to learn how to do that too. so here's what i have so far, i had no idea it took so freaking long.
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at one point i was shaking my liquid eyeliner and the cap came off and sprayed all over the left side of it, but it turned out to be a good thing because when i started it i had no idea what it was going to be, i just decided to see if i could paint a face. so then out of the eyeliner came the trees. so i have found that i enjoy painting, and that linseed oil and turpentine have childproof caps that are almost impossible to open. so i have an idea for the next one to do gregor as a bug in the almost empty room from the metamorphosis bc lee suggested i do scenes from books. so maybe that and maybe dorian gray in a chair next to a portrait of a haggard old man. other than that im not sure but i am sure that just those two will take five years to do because its so time consuming and i have such a short attention span.
so, life. my salon is about to start renovating in january. which means they will be closing 3 days a week and opening later, which means my hours are gonna be cut in half. so i need a new job really bad. my room mate situation is finally sort of stable, with a few small issues every now and then, such as one of them deciding to post our address on couchsurfing.com and have random guys stay with us without telling me whats going on. all the while the bathroom that the other girl and i share was spewing god knows what from the drain in the shower so we and the random dude were all sharing the one girl's shower. but now he is gone and the drain is fixed and i have a promise from the girl that she will take us off the site. so im debating going to see sisters of mercy tomorrow. its $30. do i have $30 for a show? eeehhhh. i know i will regret it if i miss it. but still. its not like i've never seen them before.
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    the new cure

a lot of pictures here, people.

alright, well i decided im going to be a tattoo artist. i asked my favorite artist in the world what i should do to get on that path and he gave me some suggestions for stuff i should start drawing. im posting my progress here!
this is obviously my favorite style:
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but i also have to draw tattoo classics like this:
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which obviously isnt spot on yet, but im still practicing. then i also am practicing dragons:
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and i think im going to do some wildlife next. portraits are my favorite and the most challenging. i wish i had a good art teacher! are any of you people art teachers?
saturday night lee and i went to meghans housewarming party! it was fun and i drank too much and dont even know who took this, and was surprised to see it in my camera:
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meghan was super cute in this dress:
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sunday lee and i went to the zoo because residents of fulton county got in free all weekend. we walked from my house and it was hot. we got blisters. but it was awesome. so many interesting animals! so weird that they live in my neighborhood. seriously i have tigers and pandas .9 miles from my house.
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