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08 April 2004 @ 04:58 pm
I have no pants and I must scream.  
pants
I managed to defy fate by going through another whole week with no clean pants, by thinking outside the hamper and redefining the meaning of "clean." Which wasn't all that antisocial of me, because my usual standard when it comes to clothes is: if it touched the floor, burn it. You wear it once, nuke it. But I raked the pants up from the forest floor, sniffed them, ironed them, and wore them. This is my accomplishment for the week.

paranoia
When I was walking to work this morning, a woman walking in the opposite direction smiled at me as if having a private joke. I was suspicious. I would have let that go, but on the next block, a guy waiting for a bus turned and said, "Nice day, isn't it?" I nodded and smiled and walked on casually, but in the privacy of my thoughts I couldn't help but think, What the hell did he mean by that? Certain that I'd somehow acquired a bright red clown nose or the mark of Satan on my brow I checked my face in the next rear-view truck mirror. Nothing. Further inspection seemed to clear me of all suspicion, but a minute later someone looked at me for a moment too long and I decided that the local evening news had run my picture last night in reference to a story on geeks among us. I'd been pegged. I needed to get out of town.

clay
I learned this morning that it's physically impossible to see a multicolored glob of clay attached to a bus window and not touch it. Not having any coffee in me yet, I poked it several times before it occurred to me that this might be the work of terrorists. You never know when you'll come across a wad of ebola in the Seattle transit system. Learn from my mistake.

blond vampires
Blond vampires are against the rules. I decided this last night while watching ("watching") Wes Craven's Dracula II: Ascension. Spike's hair is dyed that way--Spike's hair died that way--because he's a rebel, man, but no one ever turns a natural blond. Darla? Natural blonde? Hmm. I don't think I'm girly enough to make an educated guess.

battle flag
This is the only song I've listened to today. It's five minutes and thirty-nine seconds long. I've been listening to it on autoreplay for about five hours now. My head kind of hurts.
 
 
 
ladywenham on April 8th, 2004 05:02 pm (UTC)
>But I raked the pants up from the forest floor, sniffed them, ironed them, and wore them.

Hey, at least you ironed them. I usually just hang them in the bathroom while I'm taking a shower and pray the steam performs a miracle on the wrinkles.
Anna S.eliade on April 9th, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC)
I love my iron. I finally bought an iron & ironing board last year, after maybe five to ten years of not having one. I find ironing very relaxing now. Wrinkles begone! Mmm. You can watch TV while you iron, and get into the zone.

Showers: also good, however.
Dani Mephistopholesastarte99 on April 8th, 2004 05:13 pm (UTC)
*dies*

Pants! Clay!

baaaahaaa!

great, now I am going to be wandering around the office mumbling about the forest floor of pants and giggling. They will have me committed.
Anna S.eliade on April 10th, 2004 08:31 am (UTC)
And for my next trick, pants of clay!
Folieadeux: his girl friday by ropocallmefolie on April 8th, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't worry about the pedestrian friendlies. Tis sunny
here and it makes people freaky.

Blond Vamp = Rutger Hauer in orig BTVS. He's Norweigan or something, right? I'd say he's a natural blond. I'd sure like to find out ... :::fanning self:::

M.invisiblemonkey on April 8th, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC)
Rutger Hauer is Dutch, like me :). Can't help you with the natural blonde issue though...
Halrloprillalar: mulderprillalar on April 8th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)
No matter how paranoid you are, you're not paranoid enough.
I've been having bus paranoia lately. I've become convinced that the busdriver on my morning bus hates me. He never replied to my "good mornings" and made snide remarks when I had to run to catch the bus.

Last week, I got on the bus and there was no one else on it! I sat there, wondering if he was going to drive me to a deserted location and kill me.

Fortunately, he didn't. And there's a new driver on that route now. But I keep watching whenever I get on a bus now.
Anna S.eliade on April 9th, 2004 07:36 pm (UTC)
Re: No matter how paranoid you are, you're not paranoid enough.
Bus drivers can make or break your life, man. There are a few I'd like to drop-kick, let me tell you.

So how are you, kiddo? :>)
miriam heddymiriam_heddy on April 8th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
I laughed so hard at your subject line that I almost woke the baby.

Seriously, you're sort of a genius at the weird observation.

Nobody else rambles as well as you do. You're like profoundly inane.

I'm deeply envious. Deeply.
Anna S.eliade on April 8th, 2004 06:33 pm (UTC)
Nobody else rambles as well as you do. You're like profoundly inane.

That's the highest compliment I've gotten since I can't remember when. *grin*

It did only just occur to me, however, that for 93% of readers the obscure subject line reference is probably unknown, which perhaps lends an unintended note of menace to my post....
(no subject) - kjv31 on April 8th, 2004 08:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - eliade on April 9th, 2004 07:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Hepcatnwhepcat on April 8th, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC)
never know when you'll come across a wad of ebola in the Seattle transit system.

Or C4. But as we now know from watching Alias, C4 comes in giant boxes clearly marked
C4.
Anna S.eliade on April 10th, 2004 08:31 am (UTC)
I keep my C4 in an old cereal box. Beware the Cocoa Puffs!

We joke now, but god knows what's going to happen to our transit systems in the next seven months....
Rebecca Lizard: wiresrliz on April 8th, 2004 07:01 pm (UTC)
> But I raked the pants up from the forest floor, sniffed them, ironed them, and wore them.

Their rewearability is the reason I now own one pair of pants and fifty million skirts.
Anna S.eliade on April 9th, 2004 07:33 pm (UTC)
I would wear skirts but my thighs are too big. :(

Where is your icon from?
(no subject) - rliz on April 10th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
inapickle on April 8th, 2004 07:47 pm (UTC)
On the subject of blond vampires...
Geraint Wyn-Davies in Forever Knight as well as his nemesis on the show, Nigel Bennett. Although Nigel was obviously a bottle-blond.

Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys.

And lest we forget, the bottley-blondiest vampire of them all, Tom Cruise in Interview with the Vampire.
Anna S.eliade on April 9th, 2004 07:32 pm (UTC)
Re: On the subject of blond vampires...
Oh, you're right. I used to watch "Forever Knight." Because, you know, there are so few laughable shows about flying Canadian vampires.
Re: On the subject of blond vampires... - inapickle on April 10th, 2004 12:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
Herself_nycherself_nyc on April 8th, 2004 10:08 pm (UTC)
Battleflag is amazing. And to think if I hadn't downloaded that wonderful QaF vid by sisabet and drdawn (?) I would never know the song.
Anna S.eliade on April 9th, 2004 07:31 pm (UTC)
I know! One of the many reasons to be grateful for fandom.
deaver: 70s Spike.andemaiardeaver on April 8th, 2004 10:09 pm (UTC)
I've been listening to it on autoreplay for about five hours now. My head kind of hurts. Um, well, Duh.

And on a different note.. there is no way Darla's a natural blonde.

Thanks for your random observations, you put a smile on my face (the first for the day actually, so thank you!)
Anna S.eliade on April 9th, 2004 07:33 pm (UTC)
I am glad I could share a smile, petal. :>D *hugs you and your icon*
sangue: sketchrobintjcsangueuk on April 9th, 2004 02:45 am (UTC)
pants or pants?
US 'pants' right? Because if you meant English 'pants' (knickers) I'm thinking eeew!
Anna S.eliade on April 9th, 2004 07:31 pm (UTC)
Re: pants or pants?
No worries. They were American pants. *g*
Pamgoosegirl9 on April 9th, 2004 08:58 am (UTC)
"I have no pants and I must scream."

Hey, you read Harlan Ellison! That was a very, very dark story. Did you ever read "A Boy and His Dog?"
Anna S.eliade on April 9th, 2004 07:30 pm (UTC)
I think I did. Wasn't the dog God?
The Prettiest. No really, I am.: Angel/simonsaucy_wench on April 9th, 2004 07:25 pm (UTC)
"Darla? Natural blonde?"

No. Natural dirty blonde. When she was in her second apperence on Angel, (Can't remember the ep, I'll get back to you on it) she had darker dirty blonde roots. Which really could have been cleared up with eyeshadow and a little bronzer, but apperently the make up and hair person was having an off day.

I'm a hairdresser, it's my job to notice.
Anna S.eliade on April 9th, 2004 07:29 pm (UTC)
I'm a hairdresser, it's my job to notice.

I met a hairdresser on LJ! *jumps up and down* I was in cosmotology school once. No. Really. And had a mohawk! *g* Yes, proof that I was once sixteen.

I am in a silly mood tonight & I hug you while it lasts.

Your icon is to die for, by the way.
(no subject) - saucy_wench on April 11th, 2004 10:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
wemblee: laelithedracoharryhatewemblee on April 12th, 2004 11:39 am (UTC)
This is probably one of my favorite subject lines ever.