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Tea Partying!

Yesterday Sarah Palin was in town, speaking to thousands of irate New Englanders on the Boston Common. People had all sorts of signs including ones like “Obama = elected communist czar” and “I ❤ Sarah Palin because she ❤ my country." The czar thing made my brain hurt. It's just wrong on so many levels! Anyway, there were protesters there as well, but I was part of another kind of protest. We had a tea party. People dressed up in fancy clothes and brought china and had a tea party. When people got in our faces and tried to tell us how Obama was an anti-American illegal immigrant communist who wants taxpayers to fund everyone to have a mandatory abortion, we just offered them tea and cookies. The whole tea party was making the point that you should just be polite and civil. Some people went all out with costumes, too! There were a bunch of guys in Victorian suits, girls in long dresses, fancy hats and parasols, one group had speakers hooked up to an iPod and played tastefully bland Baroque music as they sipped their tea. It was pretty awesome! I brought Nana's white wicker purse and her blue and white teacups with a lacy doily. I realized that I don't have anything fancy to wear that's not suitable for a goth club, so I wore my black party dress with red & white striped stockings and shiny red mary janes. Oh yeah and pearls. Don't forget the pearls! The pro-Palinites were really trying to pick stuff with us, too! They were very confrontational. Some warmed up after they had cookies, others just looked confused. One lady even made a sign shaped like an arrow that said "tea party imposters!" on one side and "fake protester alert! Liberal moonbat!" and walked around through the tea drinkers pointing it at people. I'll post my picture with her! Instead of making people mad as I think she intended, people were overly polite, offered her lots of cookies and took turns having their picture taken with her. It was pretty awesome.

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April 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

Just because I watch a lot of movies…

doesn’t mean I could actually MAKE a movie. I think a lot of people (or at least me because I have this weird idea in the back of my head that I can pretty much do anything even though I would probably suck at it) think that just because they watch people doing things, they can do it to (i.e., be a politician, play football). OK, maybe it’s just my own hubris. I’ve had this idea for a screenplay knocking around in the back of my head for several years now. Remember National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? Well they have another thing, Script Frenzy, which is the same thing only you write a screenplay. So, I started mine. Wow, this is really freaking hard! I had to pick something annoying, too. My screenplay is the dramatization of a bunch of Irish folk ballads, all woven together into one epic story. Of course this requires a buttload of historical research since it’s set in the 1880s. It involves a chick who dresses up like a dude and joins the navy. I borrowed a bunch of books from Tanya about women sailors and read through them, but I realized that they weren’t very helpful since this may be a woman, but she’s still living the life of a man. Anyway, I had to refresh my brain about Parnell and Home Rule and the Kilmainham Treaty and all that shizzle. Then I had to look into the landowning situation. Of course all of this stuff is just background noise and not completely central to the plot. I’m just a slave to historical accuracy. I didn’t want this to be like Far And Away where pretty much everything made me cringe with the inaccuracies of it all (though I -heart- Chief O’Brien). All of this, however, is an excuse because whatever bit of dialogue I get out onto a page sounds insanely cheesy. It’s awful. My biggest fear in life is to be cliché, and so far I am failing miserably at avoiding it. Maybe I’ll read some more Liam O’Flaherty books to get some better dialogue in my head that’s not so Lucky Charms meets Irish Spring Soap.

April 2, 2010 at 2:54 am Leave a comment

Woo-hoo!

I’m getting totally addicted to this selling-crap-on-eBay thing. I just sold that Timex Sinclair computer for $131.52. It may have been worth more than that but I don’t care– I am glad to get it out of the house!

Hmmmmmm what else can I sell? My apartment will be completely bare by the time I move! Yayyyy!!!

April 1, 2010 at 3:34 am Leave a comment

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