mwestbelle: (TVC | lestat describes himself)
Yesterday was my best day in recent memory, hands down ♥

I don't know if I ever mentioned it here, but my friends and I were planning to go see Rent in Chicago (with Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal!!!), but through distressing cash circumstances ($70+ tickets) and general mishap, we ended up deciding not to. BUT THEN, the college announced a Rent trip! $15! And yesterday was that trip! It was me, Haitlin-san, Big Red, and Dr. Goose (plus a busload of other students, but who cares about them!) and the trip down, Dr. G and I discussed pretty much everything because we hardly see each other anymore :( But we got there, hungry, and I remembered that there was a Potbelly's around the block from the theatre, so we headed over there and had a deliciousss lunch (so good!). Big Red wanted to wander a bit more, but the rest of the company cried BORDERS! and thus it was. The Dr. and I wandered together through the glorious three-story Borders of Chicago, drooling over Watchmen books, and heading upstairs to poke at writing books. We ended up snagging a prime sunny window sill to read on, and what better way to spend two hours than in a bookstore?

Headed back to the theatre, where we climbed lots and lots of stairs to wait for the doors to open, and then more stairs to get to our seats. Fourth row from the top, fuck yeah XD But seriously, the show was phenomenal. The staging was really inventive--very minimal (as is Rent-like), and on a lot of different levels. Lots of jumping around, some dancing, cool lights, and OH YEAH original Mark&Roger (my extra special favorites<333). It was just...really surreal. I've never seen a production with people who I know from the CD/movie/etc in it and it was so so cool. I was just sitting there like...they're here. I've heard them on the album and I saw them in the movie, and now they're here and I'm hearing them live. They did fantastic jobs (as is expected) as did the rest of the cast. There were a lot of cute moments...I'm particularly remembering Mimi's sly crotch rub with her knee during Light My Candle and Mark doing a brief (and adorkable) bootydance during Tango Maureen. I couldn't really see anybody's face because, lol, fourth row from the top, but whatever, you don't really have to see things clearly in a musical (though it would have been nice XD). The audience was also really good...there's was cheering when a new character came on, lots of laughs, just really excited :) I bought a t-shirt and a poster, which I was ROBBED for, theatre merch is so expensive :(( but they're awesome, so whatever. Dozed listening to the Hushies and some FOB with the Dr. on the way back, and had chicken mcnuggets when we stopped at the Oasis, since we missed food service.

Was that the end of my fabulous day? It was not! Because what was on campus that evening? DRAG SHOW! I can't believe I was considering not going because I was tired from the day of travel. It was fucking amazingggg. There were...six queens, I think? They did a Q&A beforehand, where one of the queens answered the question "Where do you put it?" with "I put mine in a little box...he's waiting for me when I'm done with the show" and in the downtime while they were getting the speaker system set up they just fucked around, including "How many of you have been a drag show before? How many of you have had a fantasy about being with a transsexual queen? ...Myspace meeee" And the actual show was awesome...we sat right next to the speaker so it was crazy loud. Each of the queens performed two(?) songs and they were just so cool. Everyone was encouraged to give them singles, and you'd usually get a lapdance out of it if you did (and if you didn't), and they'd take them from your mouth or your top if you tried it and...idk, it just made me want to be a man so I could be a drag queen too :( Also, made me want a lot of music. There was a lot of Lady GaGa inspired outfits, and they performed Pokerface and Love Game. Womanizer, Single Ladies, a lot of songs that I didn't know but were fun XD

So, all in all...awesome day of awesomeness :)


Oct. 10th, 2008 12:49 pm
mwestbelle: (gabe teef)
I am officially DONE with the first half of the semester \o/ Papers are sent in, classes are attended, now all that remains is to pack (ahahahahahahaa i mean, what) and have a KICKASS Nano brainstorming party with my pretty ladies, Disdainbrook and Clairebear ♥

I've been applying pins to my purse and tote, which is more difficult than it might seem, because my purse is made of freaky tough material and the pins have teeeeeeeeny pin parts. Still, my shit will be Ludopimp'd, and that's what matters :D

Wishing I could see Cobras next Friday but I haven't got any ride prospects :\ Boo.

Been working on the nunfic, bringin' sexy back, and playing Snood. In general, life is good and it's gonna be nice to be home :)


Oct. 3rd, 2008 12:42 pm
mwestbelle: (andrew)

House of Heroes, This Providence, LUDO and Relient K
Recap and a fuckload of pictures )

Fuck, I want to go to the Milwaukee show on Sunday ;____;
mwestbelle: (cranky)
My head hurts. This is half because I had a Back To School sleepover with my beffie and we stayed up watching Sailor Moon (yes, the dub, and OH THE NINETIES SLANG AND WONKY ANIMATION) and half because while at said-sleepover her giant dog headbutted me. Which hurt. Ow. Also got my hair cut yesterday.

Have some pics!

New hair and battlescar )
And some stuff for the photo meme )

I should know better by now than to click on things that I know will make me sad, but I don't. I was in a good mood before, but now I'm not so sure. I plan to bury myself in pornfiction and see what happens. *burrow*
mwestbelle: (gee o hai)
My driver's license is all ~renewed~ and ~shiny~ yayyy! This is an exciting week for many reasons and I will tell you them!

1. Tomorrow I'm going to see Mama Mia with Mum, Juj, and Lulu (Juj's godmother) and we'll probs go to Noodles & Company or something else. YUM.
2. Thursday, I will be turning ~*NINETEEN*~
3. I may be going out to lunch with my beffie on Thurs
4. My aunt is (hopefully) coming up from Texas on Friday which means...
5. State Fair on Saturday!

HOW THRILLING. Also, I only have to work two more weeks *dancedance*

I'm a bit spazzy, if you haven't noticed. Look what I made! (I wouldn't call it spoilerish, cuz it was in the trailer, and I'm pretty sure all of you who care have seen it)

mwestbelle: (joker nurse gun)
Home from Germanfest--good times yo. Germanfest is always one of the heights of my summer and this. Yeah, awesome. I was worried, because usually it's only Fri-Sun, and this year they had free admission and were open Thurs evenings...there weren't any bands I recognized (Dorf Kapella ;__; Chikeria ;_____;) so I wasn't sure how into it I was going to be. BUT, it was super fun. Amazing weather, not too crowded, and this amazing band called Biba & die Butzemanner. They're really really good -- they play a lot of pop songs in German/with heavy German accents. The lead singer has a nice ass. I know this because he disappeared and the bassist sang for a while, only to reappear as German Pop Sensation Nikki, in a micromini with balloons shoved into the top and a thong. Yeah. Gotta love the Germans ♥ I bought a CD (and got it ~siiiigned) If anyone's interested (and everyone should hear a medley of Bloodhound Gang tunes sung with a really heavy accent) I'll upload it later/earlier/tomorrow.

If there's something you're scared of and are pretty sure is true, is it better to ask and know for sure or be scared and try to believe it isn't?
mwestbelle: (shiny)
As promised: AN ACTUAL ENTRY \\o//

This week has been sort of...strange? Nutsy? IDK. Certainly busier than I have been in the past ew /o\ I actually really like working as a TA -- I did knitting class last year, and this year I'm in drama (which is where I ~belong, yo) which has the potential to be really fun. Some of the kids are just adorably precious, and some are already obviously talented, though there are some that are obnoxious. We played various drama games all this week, and next week we're splitting up with our own groups to start working on our plays. I'm not sure if Brigs is going to give me my own play or have me buddy up with one of the other TAs (since this is my first year teaching drama) but either way, it'll be shiny and fun!

Telemarketing is. Well. It's telemarketing. The time usually goes fast, and I'm getting paid to sit in an air-conditioned room so I know I don't really have room to complain. It's kind of brain-frying though. People who are on at night have often fielded my spazzy wack-attacks so. Thanks for that guys, hopefully next week I'll be adjusted to it and manage to remain vaguely sane.

I was planning to go to Summerfest tomorrow, but my friend is going to see Blondie with her dad and it doesn't start until 10 and my dad wants me home by midnight /o\ We might go next week, have to see though.

This morning I just realized that, in all my flail about getting my mcr4u done (THANK YOU EXTENSIONS!) I totally forgot that I'd be getting one! \o/ Omg, so exciting! I wonder which prompt they picked...because if one of them didn't get picked up I'm so totally writing it myself. Actually, I'll probably write both of the ones that didn't get picked *facepalm* Add that to the list, yo! Once my mcr4u is done, I'm actually going to make a list and start working all like, methodical or whatev. I might cheat and put the Batman villains AU near the top >_>

dead stuff

May. 31st, 2008 02:15 pm
mwestbelle: (loopy jayne)
Got back from Body Worlds ~11:30, am now sitting next to Juj while she plays Sims 2 (the game that EATS YOUR BRAAAAIN).

It was cool. It was really cool, actually, and not as off-putting as I was afraid it would be. I had a couple of moments of "This is what I am under my skin. No matter what I do with my life, this is all I'll ever be" which was. Deep and emo and all those other nice things. Most of the time I was going "OOOH BLOOD VESSELS." There was one plastinate (which is what they call the Dead Bodies) that had been stripped so that the muscles were all set up like a person, but the skeleton was behind? It was really cool/really creepy. The one with the horse was neat. I didn't go into the fetus room because. Nothnx, but Juj and Dad said it was really interesting. The whole thing is very informative--they've got health-related stuff too? Like, things with arthritis and tumors, and enlarged spleens, and smoker's lungs (which. ew), and all that good stuff. Which wasn't very comforting (SEE HOW YOUR BODY CAN FAIL YOU! :D) but. Yeah. Poked around the museum proper a bit, and picked up Culver's on the way home. So...all in all, a good outing.

I am an icon FIEND now, and have no idea what I'm going to do when my two months are up T__T I CAN'T GO BAAACK, I NEED MY PRETTIES. But I transferred all the icons I'd saved just because "Oooh, pretty" on the home comp to my laptop so I could share them. Of course, I don't have credit for any of those (eheheheh >_>) but. Half of them aren't from eljay anyway. I'm poking around the livejournal machine to find more, and playing Scrabulous and iSketch, planning out what I want to write, and just generally living. I can smell outside and feel the breeze (and that's quite enough outdoorsy for me) and. Yeah, idk, feeling a little disjointed. Perhaps I was more affected by the reminder of my mortality (and what I'd look like stripped to my basic elements) than I thought :)


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