Friday, July 29, 2016

MEOW!



 No, really!

THE FAMOUS ACRO-CATS!!

I’ve wanted to see them for years and it finally happened! One of the things I love so much about Matt? He goes to these ridiculous things with me and genuinely enjoys them! It’s not to just placate me; he enjoys every second of it! Excitedly watching cats playing guitars...that’s how I know we’re made for each other. Swoon.





Dream car! (I need less baggy pants, for serious.)



It was fabulously chaotic! Cats ignoring their cues, refusing to get out of their beds, wandering into the audience for pettings and to sleep in the aisles… And the trainers just embraced the chaos, which made the show even more fun.

The pictures are God awful and I probably should have just deleted them all. The lighting and distance just made it impossible to get anything decent. Hopefully we can see them again and be in the first row!

VIP AT THE ACRO-CATS, MOTHERFUCKER!









Accurate.



And speaking of adorable cats!



Apartment Gardening - all Matt’s doing, including the building of the box!




Books Read in April, May, June, & July
The Borrower by Rebecca Makkah
Zombies and Shit by Carlton Mellick III
Barbarian Beast Bitches of the Badlands by Carlton Mellick III
Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland by Carlton Mellick III
Satan Burger by Carlton Mellick III
Apeshit by Carlton Mellick III
Crab Town by Carlton Mellick III
Fantastic Orgy by Carlton Mellick III
The Morbidly Obese Ninja by Carlton Mellick III
War Slut by Carlton Mellick III
Razor Wire Pubic Hair by Carlton Mellick III
Cannibals of Candyland by Carlton Mellick III
The Cuddly Holocaust by Carlton Mellick III
ClownFellas: Tales of the Bozo Family by Carlton Mellick III
Sausagey Santa by Carlton Mellick III
Clusterfuck by Carlton Mellick III
Kill Ball by Carlton Mellick III
The Menstruating Mall by Carlton Mellick III
Armadillo Fists by Carlton Mellick III
As She Stabbed Me Gently in the Face by Carlton Mellick III
The Haunted Vagina by Carlton Mellick III
The Egg Man by Carlton Mellick III
The Tick People by Carlton Mellick III
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M Valence
The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
Hard Luck Hank: Stank Delicious by Steven Campbell
Hotel Megalodon by Rick Chesler
The Scavenger's Daughters by Kay Bratt
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
The Waste Lands by Stephen King
Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
Of Foster Homes and Flies by Chad Lutzke
The Replican by MJ Medley
Lord of the Flies by Willian Golding
Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence
Dune by Frank Herbert
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Horns by Joe Hill
Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Woman in the Dark by Dashiell Hammett
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
The High Window by Raymond Chandler
The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
Playback by Raymond Chandler
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
The Long Walk by Stephen King
1984 by George Orwell
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
The Dungeoneers by Jeffery Russell
Hell’s Super by Mark Cain
A Cold Day in Hell by Mark Cain
Deal with the Devil by Mark Cain
The Reluctant Demon by Mark Cain
Code Breakers: Alpha by Colin F Barnes
Vampire Conditions by Brian Allen Carr
The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World by Brian Allen Carr
Motherfucking Sharks by Brian Allen Carr
The Woodcutter by Kate Danley
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Happy Birthday, America!



New color!  And I started going to a barbershop every few weeks to get designs shaved into the sides of my head.  I fucking love it!!  Though the barber is still at the point where he says, “How’s your boyfriend going to feel about this?  Is he okay with this?”  “I looked like this when he met me!  This isn’t a surprise!”  The first time I went I asked him to also trim my hair and he totally panicked and said, “I DONT KNOW HOW TO DO GIRLS HAIR!”     

For the last 4th of July, we decided to be grossly patriotic and go to Mt Rushmore.  We also decided to make it a tradition.  So back to South Dakota it was!

   

Did you know that Belle Fourche, South Dakota is the center of the country?  Well, now you do!

 







They also had a little museum with some really awesome stuff.

Beauty is pain.





I miss the days when Sheriff's wore capes and carried swords.





Fashion hero!



My ass never looked so good!



God, the world is way too pretty sometimes.



Now...on to the REAL Center of the Nation.  Turns out?  That other Center of the Nation?  Put up for tourists so they wouldn't have to drive so far out of town!







Deadwood got realllllly touristy after the show became a hit.



Where Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are buried.



It was really unsettling how commercialized they made the cemetery.  Like...there was a gift shop with blinking neon signs.

At what point, exactly, was South Dakota part of the Confederacy?



Tire Man says Happy 4th of July!





The in progress Crazy Horse Memorial.





SKY PORN!















Monday, April 11, 2016

Fuck Me Gently With a Chainsaw

For Valentine’s Day I took Matt to see a special screening of Heathers at Alamo Drafthouse.  The best part was that they had the local actors in Heathers: The Musical perform songs from it before the movie!  Aaaaaaah so amazing!  And the best part, Matt, who had never seen the movie before (#CougarProblems) LOVED it.  Thank god, I don’t know that I could have married him otherwise. Then we saw the non-profit theater company’s showing of the musical!  It was AMAZING.  The theater was tiny, like, 50 office chairs in a small room tiny but that just made it more awesome.  The songs were incredible (we totally came home and immediately bought the soundtrack) and the actors were great.  We’re definitely going to see their future shows.  Plus, their shows are raising money to help performers who are going through financial crises.  So, yeah, if anyone in your area is performing Heathers, you should go see it immediately!

Last month I started aqua physical therapy where all my exercises are in a pool.  It’s absolutely amazing to be able to move and work out without pain.  I do the physical therapy exercises for 50 minutes twice a week and feel ZERO pain in my back and joints.  I get the muscle soreness of using them after NOT using them for so long but no bad-pain.  At one point I did jack up my back for a few days by pushing further than I should have with one of the stretches but, luckily, it passed and, hey, learning experience!  It’s just...it feels like a miracle to move without agony.

Denver experienced a blizzard.  A mini-blizzard?  Who knows, all that matters is that there was snow and a lot of it!

 











One of Matt’s cousins got married so we drove 15 hours to Austin, attended the wedding, and drove 15 hours back in the course of three days.  But I looked damn cute at the wedding!

 

Matt’s stepmom gave me his late father’s Vonnegut collection because he and I had talked about our mutual love for him.  She also gave me his Calvin and Hobbes collection.  It just made me feel really happy and touched that she did that. The drive home felt painfully long.  I thought it would never, ever end.

 

But, finally!  Finally back to our babies!



 A new reason to enjoy windy days!





And of course I chose the dinosaur one.



Chomp chomp chomp!

I’ve been trying so hard to get out of the house more.  Next month we’re seeing Andrea Gibson and David Sedaris!  And I bought tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical!  And and we’re going to Acro-Cats in July!  So much good stuff!

Books Read in January, February, & March
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M Valence
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Man Upstairs & Other Stories by PG Wodehouse
Uneasy Money by PG Wodehouse
The Time Dissolver by by Jerry Sohl
The Seventh Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Modern & Classic Stories
The Eighth Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Modern & Classic Stories
The Swiss Family RobinZOM: The Classic Family Adventure...Now With Zombies! by Perrin Briar
Closet Full of Coke: A Diary of a Teenage Drug Queen by Indra Sena
The End by Matt Shaw
Diary of a Sixth Grade Ninja by Marcus Emerson
Dirty White Boy by Frank Peterson
Street Child by Justin Reed Early
Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy
The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
While the World is Still Asleep by Petra Durst-Benning
The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning
Dracula by Bram Stoker