Movies, music, pop culture. With maybe an occasional personal ramble.
The Hippie Chick This journal, though not expressly friends only, is friends only more often than not. Quite a few personal entries will be friends locked. So LJ users, if you want to be added and able to read everything, just comment or sign the guestbook to let me know you've done so. Do know that I may not always add you back. But may be persuaded to if you're nice. And offer cookies.
I tend to just be random in my posting. Nothing too heavy or overly personal, my paper journal is for that, and just for me. I may post here about news headlines that grab me, some family stuff, things I'm obsessing over at the moment, even work rants. See my LJ interests for more of my favorites and loves.
The Beatles, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Jellyfish, Donny Osmond (there's a Donny tag in the journal), Tom Petty, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, U2, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Monkees, Classic Rock, Funk and Soul, 80s alternative, 70s pop and rock, 60s psychedelic. I could go on and on here, I adore music, it's a big part of who I am so you'll see me post a lot about music in this blog. My taste is pretty much all over the place. Mostly anything but really hardcore rap and really twangy country music.
Authors and Books: Stephen King (except for the Dark Tower series), Anne Rice (particularly the Vampire Chronicles and the Mayfair Witches), J.K. Rowling, To Kill A Mockingbird, The DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons, V.C. Andrews' Dollanganger series, Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, On The Road, The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, The Catcher in the Rye, JRR Tolkien, Chuck Palahniuk, Slaughterhouse Five, The World According To Garp, rock and roll autobiographies, and many more.
Movies, Actors and Actresses: The Wizard of Oz, Almost Famous, Forrest Gump, Gone With The Wind, anything with Bette Davis, Some Like It Hot, Harry Potter movies, Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Craft, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Johnny Depp, Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Christina Ricci, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise (his movies only), Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Hughes films (Ferris, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club), Robert DeNiro, Jack Nicholson, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Meryl Streep, Steel Magnolias, Fairuza Balk, Kate Hudson, Velvet Goldmine, Kevin Bacon, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale and oh so many more...
Television: Better Call Saul, American Horror Story, various and sundry programs on HGTV (House Hunters / House Hunters International and Fixer Upper are faves) and The Food Network.
Short but sweet friending rules:
* You should ideally have enough in common interests wise with me. * You don't overuse "internet shorthand". In a fast moving chatroom or text messaging that works, but these are blogs, people. It's only two more letters to spell the word 'you' instead of just typing in 'u'. Ya know? * I'm not a comment whore, and don't expect you to be. If I'm moved to comment I will and vice versa. Know that just because I may not comment all the time, does not mean that I don't read your journal. I do. I would not have added you / added you back if I didn't. :) * Please don't add me just to pad your friends list. * I am one that once you're added, you stay added. I don't defriend, though if you defriend me, I will defriend in kind. Only because I take it to mean that, well, we just don't "click" or have enough in common or whatever. And that's perfectly okay. It's just that in that case I can't let you have access to my friendslocked entries any longer.
"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one." -The Catcher In The Rye - J.D. Salinger
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot." -John Lennon
"I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." -Robert Frost - The Road Not Taken
"So this is America. They must be out of their minds." -Ringo Starr, circa 1964, arriving in America for the first time.
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." -John Lennon (lyric from "Beautiful Boy")
"That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment." -Dorothy Parker, 'But the One on the Right,' in New Yorker, 1929
"As there is little foolish wand-waving here, many of you will hardly believe this is magic. I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses ... I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death — if you aren't as big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach." Professor Severus Snape - "Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling
"I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments." -Jim Morrison
"...they danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"" -Jack Kerouac ("On The Road")
"People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense." - Ken Kesey