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Nov. 1st, 2010 | 11:53 pm

Rachelle says:
*jaymee would've been a nazi if hitler had an amazing graphic designer

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How To Be Alone

Sep. 5th, 2010 | 11:06 pm

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A liiiiiiiiiiist of Regina Spektor songs

Aug. 15th, 2010 | 03:16 am

Regina Spektor is one of my favorite singer-songwriters of all time. Her music varies wildly in tone from the cute and bubbly to the dark and epic, and she is known for her love of playing with sounds and instrumentation. Her subject matter is unusual in that it does not often seem to be obviously autobiographical, instead telling stories that are often quirky or moving or both. I find that her music is something I move through slowly and digest, often finding a song I passed over one day ends up on repeat the next. I often turn to her music for writing -- her ability to capture a mood in music is something I only wish I could do with words (consider Braille). However, one unfortunate thing about her volume of material is a lot of really lovely songs of hers haven't be released on an album -- or worse, never recorded in studio at all.

So here's my current top 5 list of my favorite Regina Spektor songs I've come across that, AFAIK, you can't buy anywhere.

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Aug. 9th, 2010 | 12:04 pm


Unlike a lot of other poor Pokemon fans who would probably appreciate it more than me, the battery in my Pokemon Silver is still operational and it did keep me company sometimes at school this past year when I had too much time between classes and needed to entertain myself. I would be the one sitting in the corner of the cyber cafe with the green game boy color with the Pokemon stickers all over it. everyone still uses those, right???

So do you want to meet my OLDSKOOL Pokemon team? (Or at least the one I have on there right now.)


fun fact the clefable i have on silver was traded over from yellow which was the first pokemon game i ever owned. SHE'S THE ORIGINAL.

my play time on this game is 171:50. lol so much of my life.

LJ, tell me about your pokemans if you have some.

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Aug. 4th, 2010 | 10:09 am

Here's a list about my life.


2) I like Pokemons. I'm playing FireRed. Want to meet my Pokemons?

This is my team right now.


3) There are a disturbing amount of mosquitoes because we had crazy rain and flooding a while back. Bertha and I went and helped clear water out of a warehouse where my dad works. For fiiiiive hoooours. We were sooooore.

4) I might evolve my Growlithe into Arcanine soon. Because Arcanine is cooler looking.

5) I've been loving on [title of show] lately. Still one of my favorite musicals. Word.

6) Last night I was also loving on Jake Epstein. His Melchior is so... quirky and genuine.

7) I was loving on Jake because of another silly Spring Awakening project I've been coding together that I'll post about when I'm finished.

8) Speaking of which, SpringyBlogy. I made it a new theme recently (that I still need to finish up but I'm getting lazy) so it's extra beautiful now. I'm enjoying keeping up with this thing though I wish more other people would come post with meeee. ARE YOU FOLLOWING US ON TWITTER? You know who's following us on Twitter? Productions of Spring Awakening in Ireland and Scotland and several of their cast members. They're lovely and talented people and I'm excited for their productions to get off the ground.

9) They're modeling kids' clothes on Wendy and Bertha and I don't like any of them. They all look like random patterns and junk thrown together.

9a) Oh God why is one of them wearing a fanny pack? Are the 90s coming back?

10) My personal site at stellmond.com is a WordPress blog... and I haven't updated it in forever and I get SO many spam comments from that thing. I need to redo it. Maybe I can think of something interesting to do with it.

11) I'm not eager for summer to end, but I'm looking forward to school. I have classes in Flash and PHP this semester which is exciting, and I think classes in... Economics? And... uh... Math? I should probably like, you know, check that. Anyway, I like school. I like that over the past year I can see the progress I've made in my skills as a designer and as a person. I was good for me to have to hang around strangers and eat dinner alone and work on coping with the anxiety that would come with that for me.  I'm sort of looking forward to coming back to school with more self-confidence than I had last year. I miss the independence school gives me, and I miss picking out clothes to wear, and I miss seeing my duck friends and being around people and checking out books. I hope I can meet more people and be more social this year.

12) The Lottery Ticket reminds me of In the Heights. Like it even takes place over the fourth of July? ...kind of suspicious.

13) I can't wait for November and NaNoWriMoooo. And now I have a laptop so I can go to write ins and actually get things done. I'm on the laptop right now. Her name is Marthatron.


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And in truth, die I did

Apr. 27th, 2010 | 09:56 pm

I'm obsessed. This is Matt Doyle and Emma Hunton singing RSO's "Twisted Teeth"

They both look and sound incredible and RSO is such an amazing songwriter it's like unbelievable.

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Apr. 21st, 2010 | 08:11 pm

Bertha says:
*That reminds me of something that doesn't relate to this at all
*Alright, would you rather live in dorms at a college and have to pay back more money when you get out but have the expierence of it, or go to a semi-cheap college, live with you parents, but be better off finacially after school is done with?
Adam *naf says:
*i would rather go to hogwarts

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Have I won Monopoly to forfeit my soul?

Apr. 21st, 2010 | 04:17 am
mood: exhaustedexhausted

For those unawares, Switchfoot is my favorite band of all time. And I'm on a bit of a Switchfoot kick tonight, and I was just amusing myself watching oooold music videos of theirs. Most people know them from around 2003/2004 with "Meant To Live" and "Dare You To Move", but they've been putting out albums since 1997. Here's one of my favorite oldskool songs of theirs, "Company Car" from their 1999 CD New Way To Be Human -- a much lighter sound than what they're known for now. THEY'RE SO YOUNG AND CUTE I WANT TO PINCH THEIR CHEEKS.


I think they're at their best musically right now with their latest album, Hello Hurricane, and I highly recommend it.

In life news I've been pretty unproductive the past couple days -- hopefully tomorrow I'll recover.

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Happy Easter?

Apr. 4th, 2010 | 06:43 am
mood: gloomygloomy

So I'm sort of getting ready to go to bed, and I go to start turning the lights off, and I see one of the dogs starting to poop in the hallway. I let the dog outside, go to clean up the poop, go to let the dog back in, the cat darts out and I have to run out after it, chasing it through the yard in my pajamas, manage to trap it against the house and grab it, and I don't know if the cat like... clawed or bit me or something in the chaos but now my finger is bleeding.

But hey, I finished my book tonight.

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Two Goals

Mar. 31st, 2010 | 02:52 am

Sup LJ I'm going to try and do more posts of substance in the coming days and less talk about Spring Awakening and YouTube video dumpings.

My schoolwork has been pretty bleh lately. Well, my life has been pretty bleh lately. My mood has been pretty low this past week or so and I've been staying up ridiculously late again, which killed me today when I was still awake when my sister got up at 6:30am knowing that I had to be awake by noon at the very latest. However, despite my general anxiety problems lately I had a pretty good day at school today and I even dragged myself into the library to finally, since I failed so spectacularly when it was my goal for winter break, check out a book to read (unrelated to Spring Awakening). (Though speaking of Spring Awakening and books related to it, someone at a forum I'm on got me very interested in The Confusions of Young Törless which intrigues me because I have some thing for abusive German-speaking 19th century teenage boys? Who knows. But neither my local library nor my school library has a copy. Has anyone read it and is it worth my possibly ordering a copy?)

The book in question is Me Talk Pretty One Day which I stumbled across and remembered Josh Groban liking and FYI Josh Groban is my favorite celebrity Twitterer and formerly one of my favorite singers (well, not to say I dislike him now by any means, I just don't listen to him so much anymore). So Exciting Spring Break Goal #1: Read Book.

Next, I feel like for someone hoping to get a career relating to the internets that I should make better use of them. Such as this LJ which I should actually bother to write things in that aren't related to Spring Awakening (I have another blog I try to use for that that I ought to go through and reorganize or something -- AND FOR WHICH I JUST DESIGNED A NEW LAYOUT LOOK AT THAT THING. prosopopeya says it looks like Steven Sater vomited out my header. I believe this is accurate.). Considering actually bothering to use Delicious after I got an account um like three years ago and immediately gave up on it. Firefox is such a bitch to me and I think I've become so accustomed to it crashing sometimes as much as 3 times in a night and playing videos like they're a series of still shots that I've forgotten what having a browser work well for me is like. I do have a lot of attachment to Firefox (obviously), so I'd like to try and figure out why it hates me so much and see if I can't try out the extensions and such out there for making it run faster as msmoocow suggested. But I'd also like to consider my other options. It's been a long time since I've really honestly looked at what other browsers have to offer and I haven't even downloaded Chrome yet.

ALSO I'd like to look into getting paid web hosting (which I had for many years but dropped this past summer because at the time I wasn't using it for anything useful) which means talking to my parents as I have no money. I'm struggling with free hosts now that I'm looking to start some projects that can help me use stuff I'm learning in school, not to mention it'd be nice to have a new house for my current personal project of the moment, Ghost Town. I'd like to also get another domain name (or two?). Stellmond is great and I don't want to lose it, but it's not really applicable to anything anymore. I'd sort of like to grab loveuntilwedie and I feel like I should try and get my name to get a proper portfolio site together (eventually). Though my first and last name is already taken by someone who's just hogging the domain (grrr) so my options are first name dash last name or first middle last name. Or something else? idk.

Whether I should just get a variation of my name and put my personal stuff on there also (like, in subdomains) is something I waffle about. I don't really like to associate my name with my more personal internet usage and persona, but I'm finding that as I start to dabble in like... following classmates and web design-related people on Twitter and all that that it might be too late to really make a separation even if I wanted to commit to that, and I also can't help but feel like my web presence says a lot about me... and it might be of value to have that presence associated with my name. It's weird because it puts me in a position where like... I watch what I say on Twitter a lot more now and things like that, but then again, that might be a good position to be in -- better, certainly, than someone uncovering that you have some other persona on the web that you're trying to cover up and that's where you put all of the things you wouldn't say with your professional name attached. (Or at least, remember to keep those things more truely private, such as flocked, than just putting them publicly under an alias and hoping no one discovers that alias, which actually was my strategy all through middle and high school... only to have things happen like my sister's friends discover that she was following me on Twitter and therefore found me and followed me.) 

But basically my Exciting Spring Break Goal #2: Improve My Computer Usage Habits.

Because of my failures in school I really ought to add a goal 3 to study JavaScript and junk but you know what, I'm not going to. I already worry about school, I don't need to make it a goal to worry about school.
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