WHOA WAIT YOU MET SHIRLEY MANSON?! SHE HAS BEEN MY IDOL SINCE I WAS 13 AND OMFG I SAW HER IN CONCERT BUT DIDN'T MEET HER AND JEJDJDNFJFJVJ
OH FUCK YES I DID I WAITED IN THE COLD FOR LIKE TWO HOURS AND SHE HUGGED ME BECAUSE I WAS SO COLD AND THERE ARE REALLY NO WORDS SO HERE’S A SHIT TON OF PICS:
Me with the guitar pic Duke handed me from on stage!
Me and Butch!
ME AND SHIRLEY FUCKING MANSON!!
ME AND SHIRLEY MANSON BEING SUPER SILLY BFFS WUT
Me and Duke!
(I met Steve too but we didn’t get a pic)
And then Shirley Manson signed my arm!
She told me not to get it tattooed, but…
I didn’t really listen!
That was all from Chicago, I didn’t meet them in Minneapolis or Milwaukee, but in Madison we planted out butts out back in the cold again and…
BOOM MET HER AGAIN!! By the way, she is the sweetest ever!! She almost got on the bus, but saw me and my sis standing there in the crowd so she came back to us and asked if we wanted anything signed and I had her sign my bag and then she took pics with us and yeah, I’m really not even kind of over it yet!
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 the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!
Blue: What song do you listen to when you’re feeling down? Imagine Dragons - It’s Time or basically anything by Laleh
Oops: What is one thing you’d like to change/fix? The way people talk/think about rape. It’s disgusting how many people sympathise with rapists :( It should be seen as something completely unacceptable, no matter the circumstances.
Picture: Post a pic of your lovely face. Ohgod. why.
I’m already listening to carols so before I forget, and before this year completely slips away from under my nose, just a psa… those of you to whom I sent Christmas cards last year can expect a second one this year :) Unless you’ve moved, in which case I’d love your updated address :)
And to the rest, if you’d like to get in on this festive snail mail fun, inbox me and we can trade addresses :) And jsyk, anyone can message me for a card, I don’t care whether we’ve spoken heaps this year, or if we briefly acknowledged our common interests never to speak again. Or if we’ve never spoken. Seriously, it’s not weird. And if anyone’s interested in just sending letters throughout the year I’m up for it, let’s not lie snail mail is infinitely more fun than most other forms of communication :)
Rule 1: Always post the rules. Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who has tagged you has written and write 11 new ones. Rule 3: Tag 11 new people and link them to your post. Rule 4: Let them know you’ve tagged them.
To those tagged, please don’t feel pressure to do any questions of your own, seriously I rarely do :p
oh gosh sooo many… for all the many meaningful quotes from books I have, I think this one takes the cake: “That’s the reason they’re called lessons,” the Gryphon remarked: “because they lessen from day to day.” - Alice in Wonderland
and one from a movie… I’ve always liked “We read to know we’re not alone” from Shadowlands (1993)
2. Have you ever met a famous person?
I have, I’ve met an Australian actor called Sigrid Thornton, I’ve met Brenda Blethyn who was in the movie Pride and Prejudice, I’ve met Rose Byrne, Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch (although I didn’t realise the magnitude of this encounter until afterwards.. ugh) …. and no biggie, but I kind of have a family connection to an Australian conductor who is quite well-known, Simone Young ;)
3. What did you want to become, when you were a kid?
A vet, then an actress
4. What’s your favorite kind of music?
I have a veeery eclectic taste… but I have a particular liking for Kylie Minogue and alternative rock :D
5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
LOADS of places… NYC has been at the top of my list for years though
6. Who is your best friend and why?
my best friend’s name is Jenna, I’ve known her for about 16 years I think… we just have the same kind of humour and have so much fun together, even though we’re kind of world’s apart philosophically (she’s a bit of an evangelical Christian, whereas I’m more relaxed about my beliefs… and I’m so glad that didn’t split us apart)
7. Who do you think is the most attractive man and/or woman alive?
Man: i don’t rly have any strong feelings for any men rn, but I wouldn’t kick Colin Firth out of bed.. I’ve had a simmering crush on him for most of my adolescence I think :p
8. What is your favorite number?
12… idek why :p it’s my birthday date idk if that’s the reason…
9. Which fictional character (tv/movie/book) do you spend the most time thinking about?
Probably Catelyn Stark ;)
10. What was your favorite food as a child? Is it the same now?
I looooooved pasta and melted cheese as a child. And I still love it.
11. What are the three things you love most about yourself?
I love my musical ability, my aptitude for languages… and I think I have quite pretty feet :p when I did dancing I became quite obsessed with practising pointes and marvelling at my arch ;)
ok, I’m going to do eleven questions this time… just coz it’s late and I’ve got the time to hopefully think of good ones..
Name an activity/food/place/whatever that you wouldn’t try/go to. (Basically, what wouldn’t you do?)
What’s your favourite dance style?
Which political issue (if any) irritates you the most?
What do you like most about your country/homeland?
Have you ever been affected by a natural disaster?
How do you usually do your hair?
Name something you’ve always wanted to know (you know those simple, annoying questions that pop into your head from time to time that you either have forgotten the answer to, or didn’t know in the first place)
If you were outside, what would you most likely be doing?
Do you know anything about your family history/ancestral origins?
Me too! Anything to do with behind the scenes. Xena is actually really great for that because they do have a lot of behind the scenes stuff but then also after the fact stuff with Lucy and Renee talking about it and I would sit for hours gobbling it all up!!
1. There is one particular lamp (soft light) that seems to make my face look good
2. Take 12,000 pictures with minor variations in expression and angle
3. Delete the 11,995 hideous ones
4. Apply filters generously ;)