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I circled you on google+, which I feel is more like tumblr/twitter. Hope that’s not creepy! :-)

Totally cool… although I have absolutely no clue what the purpose of Google+ is, or how it’s supposed to “change my life” or whatever they say. I’m never on it.

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Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them! 

So I’m not going to list Harry Potter because that’s kind of obvious, so here are some of my favourite books either growing up or currently:

1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I read this book when I was nine and I loved it so much growing up because it was the first time I really connected to characters in a way that I felt like they were similar to me. I still connect very much with Jo March.

2. Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger

I was an incredibly angsty teenage who just felt everything so much and I had been dealing with depression for the first time so it’s not really surprising to me (or anyone really) that I connected to Holden.

3. The Outsiders by S.E Hinton

What can I even say about this book? I never get tired of reading it. I read this book and I feel like I just know these boys. I have a special place in my heart for Johnny Cade.

4. Without You by Anthony Rapp

If you know me or follow me then you know RENT is like, my everything. I’m such a fan of Anthony’s and I just loved reading about his experience in RENT and how his life intersected with the show.

5. at last there is nothing left to say by Matthew Good

So Matt Good is an incredible song writer and so intelligent. I’ve always been a fan of his music (in the band and solo) and this book, which is a collection of stories and poems and thoughts - is weird and smart and interesting. Totally worth the read.

6. Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland

I’m a big fan of Coupland and I’ve read quite a few of his books but this is probably my favourite. His stuff is weird, really weird, but it comments on life and consumerism and religion and family and just …I think everyone should read at least one Coupland book in their life.

7. Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman

I really enjoy Klosterman’s books and how he comments on music and pop culture. This one os great as he goes on a journey through the US to places where infamous musicians have died. He talks about them and his life and music and how they all intersect in his life and experiences. It’s really good.

8. Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield

Like Klosterman, Sheffield uses music to relate things to life and as a way to chronicle his own life. In this one he uses music from a series of mix tapes to document the phases of a relationship.

9. Wicked by Gregory Maguire

This is a really dense and rich book and such a contrast from the musical adaptation. I love the version of Elphaba (Wicked Witch) in this novel. It’s also very dark and political which makes it very interesting.

10. Maus by Art Spiegelman

This one is a two-part graphic novel in which Spiegelman intervies his father about his experience in concentration camps on Nazi Germany. The characters (Jews, Germans, Americans, French etc.) are all different animals and that, along with being a graphic novel, make it a really interesting and different way to tell this story. Definitely worth the read.

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Season 7 is the one that just finished airing, where Bones had a baby…I wasn’t too much of a fan of that either. I feel like it’s going a little off-kilter, but I’m pretty much in love with Hodgins at this point, and Sweets, so I won’t stop watchin

Oh sorry I mixed that up. I meant season 5 and 6 not season 7 and 8. So, I didn’t really like season 6 much at all and then just didn’t care enough to watch season 7.

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Have you ever seen Camp? If you haven’t, you need to…and if you have, you’ll understand why I’m embarrassed to admit how long it took me to realize WHY Anna Kendrick looked so familiar…


(There was a large part of 2004 where I watched it like, every weekend and I could speak the dialogue along with the movie.)

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I can understand your emotion. I’m not ready to give up yet, but I was really weirded out by the way season 7 ended and I’m not sure how much longer I’ll last. Like I said, Hodgins, Sweets, and even Angela at times are what’s really holding me to the show. …and that really hot FBI agent.

See I don’t even know anything about season 7 except for the fact that she had a baby.

Oh Sweets. I adore him.

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Yup. It got to a point where I didn’t like the storytelling or where the plots were going. I also didn’t like a lot of the changes I felt they made to Tempe as a character. Some of it felt like natural progression especially having worked with these people for so long and having learned to form bonds with them. But a lot of it didn’t feel natural to me. I was really drawn to the show because of the kind of character Tempe was and the way she was written but by the middle/end of season 6 I started to feel a bit of a disconnect. Then by the middle of season 7, I started to stop caring about what was happening and I felt like Tempe was almost a different character. I also didn’t like the way the story had started to play out. I finished out season 7 but really had no interest in season 8.

alwayscandace replied to your post: I think the lyrics are very much about religion in of men and angels. Roses is all about faith. Talking about what God does for us. I want something to live for “I do hope, I believe in you and I need it now.God I need you. And just your words I believe are true,But just sometimes I fall down and break, though I don’t mean too.” The song Light is talking about God, the song This is a refuge is talking about his faith and hope and God. Its very evident lyrically in that album.

The lyric quoted by the anon could easily be interpreted to mean you’re talking to a parent, a lover, a friend… It’s more subtle, and allows for other interpretations. I haven’t listened to the new album, but I’m assuming Kaci means that the new album is more direct and, for lack of a better word, blatant in it’s references to god.

At times, yes. There are lyrics in Of Men and Angels that are definitely very direct, but I felt that not all of them were. Where as in the new record, when it’s there it feels less open to interpretation.  Candace gets me. (I typed Canadace at first again. Every single time!)

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That’s possibly better than being in love with someone who also loves you, but has two children with another woman.

Probably better, yes. Better but not optimal.

I really don’t know if I could be with someone who didn’t like cats. Or was allergic to them. I would really like to have Freddie and Boy Cat until they’re fat and old.


alwayscandace replied to your post: Crap. I’m not good at intentional creepiness. I’m REALLY good at unintentional creepiness. Hrm. I’m just gonna have to go with this: You are delightful and witty and boy, could we hang out and have fun. :) (Don’t worry, I’m fairly certain I’ll tell you something creepy soon. It doesn’t take me very long usually.)

I just tried to send you a creepy compliment, but I don’t know how creepy it can really be when we share a brain…

I know right?! I tried for creepy too but I think I just ended up with like, adorable best friend-ness