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Thursday, January 18th, 2007
5:00 pm - Harrrd at Work
So I've been pretty hard at work on my projects. I have a new website, and I'll be announcing it Monday.

In LJ news, it appears as if jeertastic has dropped me from her LJ list. I was hoping to get her e-mail. Laura, if you see this, can you please elaborate (and also, give me your e-mail)?

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Sunday, November 5th, 2006
11:46 pm

I have decided after a two and a half year break (not counting the occasional posts I've made here), that it's time to get back into the blogging game. So here it is:

Ezekiel Kincaid is Missing!

See you all there!

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
8:53 pm - Pitchfork can SUCK MY LEFT ONE
Pitchfork's 100 Awesome Music Videos

"Trapped in a Closet" and "The Superbowl Shuffle" are on it, but nothing by my boyfriend. What a bunch of losers! Couldn't they've spared some room for "Goodbye Earl"?

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Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
10:15 pm

Tomorrow I'll be going back to my alma mater for the first time in two years. First, I'll be showing my movie tomorrow night. Then, I'm going to stick around until Sunday for my radio station's reunion. This is going to be so weird. My head's in a much different place now than it was two years ago (which is a good thing). Actually, my head's in a much different place now than it was two months ago. At the very least, it's going to be nice to have a reprieve from work for a few days.

After almost two years, I've decided to leave Ithaca. I don't hate Ithaca, I just believe my time here has run its course. My lease runs out at the end of May. I'll be moving back to my parents' house for awhile, then hopefully to Philadelphia before the year is out (If my psychic is right, it will happen). My place of employment has a location near my parents' house, so money nor employment will be an issue this time.

Much of this past year has been spent reflecting on my recent past. A lot of (supposedly, I thought before) bad things happened because they had to happen. I was spread too thin on many levels. I had the same energy and intensity that I have now, but all that energy was all over the map. There are a few things I want to pursue right now; I have the rest of my life to pursue everything else. In the past I was in such a rush; now I feel I can take my time. When I get back home, I'll begin to write again.

That's all for now.

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Friday, February 24th, 2006
12:13 am
My sister will be on Oprah this coming Tuesday.

She's a big Rachael Ray fanatic. Other than Ms. Food Network herself, my sister and her fiancee are THE GUESTS.

You know the drill--check your local listings for showtimes.

current mood: bouncy

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Saturday, February 11th, 2006
10:29 pm
HA!

I am famous, at last.

current mood: giddy

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Saturday, January 21st, 2006
5:04 pm - Sweet[in] & Lohan

I don't know if some of you have heard, but The Globe is reporting that Jodie Sweetin (that's Stephanie from Full House) was recently treated for addiction to Crystal Meth. Now I realize this is The Globe and not People we're talking about here, but if this is true, I'm very disappointed. Stephanie was always my favorite character on the show, for the same reason Rudy Huxtable was my favorite character on The Cosby Show--her character was the one closest to my age.

The Olsen Twins may have gone on to build an empire, but if you ask me it was Jodie who had the raw talent of the three characters. I just hope that in time, she gets her shit together, so we don't hear of another Dana Plato down the road.

Right now, I am currently in preparation to put together a Lindsay Lohan scrapbook. That's right, a scrapbook. It's the soccer-mom cheesy hobby that's all the rage at Arts and Crafts stores. It's a medium that could use some avant-garde subversion--I think scrapbooking is a great medium for expressing ideas.

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current mood: creative

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Saturday, December 31st, 2005
4:33 pm - 2005: The Year in Erin

2005 was a much kinder year to me than the past couple of years have been. After two years of trying to find work, I found a "day job" to pay the bills. I also made my first movie. It got rejected by Sundance, but I don't think I'm ready for that level of success anyway.

The first half of the year was hell. I was more broke than shit, and trying to secure a job was a nightmare. Other than a little freelance work for a beauty salon, I didn't do much. Just as I was wrapping up post on my movie, I got hired here.

Having a job allowed me to reflect on the past couple of years and how I have matured. Out of reflection, I realized there were a lot of things that I had to put behind me. They were no longer the things I wanted.

Undoubtedly the highlight of my year was making my movie. Finally, after years of pursuing the profession of movie-making, I finally could claim victory. And making it, I realized that it's the only thing I have ever really wanted to do. The only other thing I plan on doing with it at the moment is trying to get more screenings in the next few months. One thing I have to say is that you definitely get taken a lot more seriously as a director than when you're merely just the writer.

As for future projects, I'm not really ready to work on anything new. My agenda is always subject to change, but I've decided to devote my time to wrapping up older projects--namely, re-writing old screenplays of mine. I'm more interested in having some closure than in trying to sell them. Then from there? I'm not so sure what's next.

Anyway, here are my top choices for '05:


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Sunday, November 27th, 2005
11:29 pm

I had a wild weekend. On top of Thanksgiving, I had a cousin who got married yesterday. This meant I got to take off four days off from work--the most I've had since I started working in August. Friday night, we stayed at my sister's house. I slept on an air mattress. Her fiancee came home the next day in time for the wedding and brought my niece their dog with him.

Everyone complimented me on my looks (dress specifically), and fun was had. There was a fondue fountain where you could stick marshmallows and strawberries and wafers in. Me + Open bar= Too much fun. My cousin's new husband is a very nice guy who is an accountant. He has a son from another marriage, but my cousin treats him like her own. During the toast, my uncle described how my late grandfather (who was an accountant) used to be late coming home during tax season, often leaving my late grandmother to make tunafish hotdogs for him and my mother--this was during lent.


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Wednesday, November 16th, 2005
9:50 pm

For some reason, today I got thinking about the indie scene at work. As some of you may know, I've spent much of the last year agonizing about writing a movie about the indie scene. In the interim, I made a documentary. I'll talk more about that another time. But anyway...

And I've decided to junk it. After a year or so of really investigating this scene, I've decided that any attempt to make a movie out of it is futile. And another thing has finally dawned on me.

I've outgrown it. For the most part, I still love the music. There are tons of great new acts and bands out there--Annie, Art Brut, Sufjan Stevens, etc.--but it's turned into a flavor of the month sort of thing. I know people who look at this sort of scene from the outside in have said this for awhile, but it hasn't always been this way. Back in the days before Napster, a band could coast on their reputation for 2-3 years. Now they have 2-3 months if they get lucky.

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Monday, August 1st, 2005
10:02 pm - Paris for Congress

On February 17, 2006, Paris Hilton will turn 25 years old. In the United States, any person(s) 25 years or older are eligible to run for Congress. 2006 will also be the year for midterm elections. Thus, this petition serves as an intiative to get Paris Hilton to run for Congress.

Paris will not only NOT be obligated to any party or any platform; we do not want her to represent any party or adopt any platform. All Paris will be required to do is to show up at rallies in her Jimmy Choos and tell people to vote for her. Sound reasonable?

Sign the Petition

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Friday, July 22nd, 2005
3:31 pm - WHAT??
WHAT???

Franz Ferdinand covered by Kidz Bop? What's next? The Pixies?

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2005
8:05 pm - The End of Saturn

Today I got something in my inbox that seems to be prophetic to my situation right now:

July 16: Saturn into Leo

Tick, tick, tick. Can you hear the cosmic clock? Saturn, the celestial lord of time, enters Leo today for a two-and-a-half-year sojourn in this fixed sign. The Ringed Planet is just leaving Cancer, where his presence made patriotism, homeland security, family and education major topics in the news. Now we can expect more emphasis on the individual, and on working hard to meet our responsibilities. Since both Saturn and Leo relate to leadership and authority figures, we will each have an opportunity to develop our 'inner parent.' Improvement will also be our constant companion, and creative energy will take center stage. So get out that paintbrush or writer's tablet and pour out any pent-up ideas that have been floating around in your head all these years. Now's the time to make them work for you!

I've been going through a pretty intense period for the last two and a half years myself, but now I'm starting to feel a whole lot lighter. I've read elsewhere that Saturn leaves Cancer on Saturday, and just in time for my birthday (next Tuesday), too. Supposedly, I will recieve a "gift" of some sort for having dealt with the pressures I've had. I would like to have some financial stability. I'm going to tell my father to make sure he takes care of our lottery tickets this weekend. I will continue to find work and say my prayers nightly. But I hope I get something...

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Sunday, June 26th, 2005
10:21 pm

Last weekend I saw a wonderful movie called DiG!. It documented the rise of The Dandy Warhols and the fall of their rival band, The Brian Jonestown Massacre. It was a great movie, but more importantly, it made me a little more curious about the Dandy Warhols. I probably should have been into them years ago (I did love "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth"), but now I'm curious to check out their music. Better late than never, right? If I ever get the money to pick up any one of their albums, which one should I pick?

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Friday, June 10th, 2005
3:41 pm - Free Katie
Why does the romance between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes remind me of that episode of The Simpsons where Troy McClure dates Selma Bouvier to change his image?

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Saturday, May 14th, 2005
3:33 pm

I've been asked to be the marketing manager for here. I was a candidate for the front desk, but the lady who owns the spa thought my skills would have been underutilized. I began working yesterday, recording receipts into the books. I'm also going to be helping her design a new logo for her business. She hasn't said anything about pay yet, but I certainly hope I get paid.

I'll be going back Tuesday.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2005
1:05 pm

Are You From Bingo?

</p>It's not entirely finished, but it's ready for consumption.</p>

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Sunday, April 17th, 2005
1:16 pm - On Walden Pond

My computer gave out on me Thursday night. I've had that computer since I went off to college in August of 1999. Some update didn't download right and I couldn't restart it. Since then, I've been without a computer, and right now, I'm writing this at the public library. I have to admit that life without a computer hasn't been so bad. I'm doing better than I thought I would do without it.

The fill-in work went well. I was invited back on Saturday, and I may be asked to come back and do more work later this week. While I'm not officially hired, it's nice to have a little money coming in right now.

I'm off to see Of Montreal at Cornell tonight. Hope I have fun.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2005
3:06 pm

Tomorrow, I'll be doing fill-in work at a Beauty Salon I applied to a couple of weeks ago. It won't be a whole lot of money, but it's progress.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2005
6:39 pm

Finally, someone had the gall to call out "indie yuppies". Yeah, the quote comes from a guy who works for Vice, the mother of Indie-Yuppie mags, but I think he's spot on. From The Columbia Spectator, via Stereogum:

    “I feel like there has been created, in the past two to three years, an indie-yuppie establishment. Bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Iron and Wine, the Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, they are great bands, really great bands, with great albums, great songs, high quality. And to me, it’s just so fucking boring,” he says. “It’s like fancy-coffee-drinking, Volvo-riding music for kids. And kids should be listening to music that shakes them up more, makes them uncomfortable. … I don’t think we’re ever going to sign an indie rock band. … I want to sign stuff that is more immediate and shakes you up a bit.”

In other news, I'm busy putting up a new website. Stay tuned.

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