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So finally feeling normal after Hurricane Irma. Even though my area was not hit dead on, there was a lot of damage around town, mostly downed trees and fences. Power was also out for nearly a week. I feel bad for the Caribbean because they got hit HARD by Irma and just now Maria. Look at the before and after (This is ONLY after Irma):


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I am rewatching Twin Peaks and picking up on small nuggets that I can appreciate having seen the ending. Being in this certain TP group on facebook really gets many theories and ideas in everyones' heads that helps me feel better at times. There really is no explanation and I know it was Lynch's intention to not have to explain anything as we are to interpret it how we individually choose to. It's in our nature to have reasoning behind everything but some things we cannot and that is life and that is what TP was likened to. Life, and how it doesn't always add up. I've been doodling a Twin Peaks tattoo idea because I've wanted a TP tattoo for years and I'm getting the itch again. I have a $100 tattoo place gift certificate that's just burning a hole in my wallet. I hope it didn't expire because I won it years ago.


My mom had to go to the ER due to an allergic reaction to a generic medication. She does fine with it if it's name-brand but what the hell filler did they put inside to set her off? It looks like there are fleshy tea-bags under her eyes now. I know they will take over a week to go down. I had a reaction once and got one bag under my eye. It seemed to only affect half of my face, but it took a while for that to look normal again. I will spare her her dignity and refrain from posting a pic.

I'm getting the itch to start drawing portraits. We used this method in a portfolio class I had in high school in which you overlay your image of choice with a grid and then transfer it to a larger piece of paper with a larger grid to scale. Basically you draw one square at a time instead of being overwhelmed by the whole picture. I'm thinking some Twin Peaks related characters or maybe horror movie related things. Mine from high school was pretty good, it was black and white paint. I am not really at ease with paint but I may give it a shot once the basic sketch is done. But, it's not like photoshop where I can delete mistakes, so there's that. I also want to get my TP bracelets made again, I have two new 3d charms that were made from polymer clay that will be awesome lookin'.

I'm reading No Death, No Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh. It was a gift from a friend because I'd expressed I've dealt with death anxiety. The book can apply to life so it's worth a read even if you don't worry about death/dying. This is a quote that really hit home for me:
“When conditions are sufficient, we manifest. When conditions are no longer sufficient, we no longer manifest. It does not mean that we do not exist. Like radio waves without a radio, we do not manifest.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

I've always like the spacesuit analogy which is basically just like this one with other terms. We are not our bodies, we are within our bodies, like a car or a space-suit. What are your thoughts on this?

I am also reading a book called The Book Collector by Alice Thompson which I actually heard of from a dream-friend [personal profile] beautyizdead via Goodreads. I'm digging it so far! It's a short one so hope to be done today or tomorrow, time permitting. This is getting TL;DR so consider this entry at a close.
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Friday we get a truck and move all of our stuff that won't fit in my hatchback to storage. Monday we are checking into a studio hotel with the animals for a few nights before we can move into our new place! Super excited because there is a small backyard area for the dogs. I think they should get to roam free to an extent when they are outside but they are always tethered to a leash. I may even look into a doggy door. I am also grateful for the small fenced courtyard we will have up front and most importantly, NO HOA! Here are the she-mutts:


Just started reading this and in searching for the image, I saw that it's been made into a movie with my on-screen crush Chloë Moretz :D! If you know of books along these lines, please recommend them!
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I just finished reading the start of another series (The Order of the Sanguines) called The Blood Gospel.


A soldier, a priest, and an archeologist walk into a bar... not really. They are all in Israel in an attempt to uncover the Blood Gospel, a book reportedly written by Christ in his own blood. And hey! The Bathory story is also woven into this story. There are vampires, called the Strigoi, and those called Sanguinists. The latter are priests that follow the church and drink a wine infused with Christs blood by special consecration or blessing, as opposed to human blood. This is all brought about by an old prophecy and the book ends before a new mission so I am assuming book 2 will pick right up.


Another book I am reading, published in 1887, is called Ten Days in a Mad-House written by a woman named Nellie Bly, a reporter, who fakes her way into an insane asylum in order to report her findings on the treatment of patients, etc... I instantly think Lana Winters from season 2 of American Horror Story.
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Just finished this psychedelic gem. The only statement I can offer after reading this is that I'd like to try mescalin. Just half of the usual dose, because that's how I do. I know I'm in the right state of mind to go on this journey ;). The fact remains... we don't grow peyote 'round these parts.


(I hope there are no Beetlejuice sand-worms here)


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Heartsick

Jun. 2nd, 2017 11:53 am
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I finished Heartsick by Cain. I loved it. I am already on to the second one, called Sweetheart.

Spoilers )

Heartsick

May. 26th, 2017 03:04 pm
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I am reading the first in a "series" called "Heartsick" by Cain. It's about a female serial killer, and her last victim which is the homicide detective that was investigating her. After he was tortured and survived, he eventually gets back to work and there's another string of murders he begins to investigate along with a reporter that is shadowing him, with his permission. I don't usually go for these stories but when I do I always enjoy them, so maybe that should tell me something. Anyway, the original seriel killer chick is still involved but I haven't gotten into the meat of that yet. If all goes well, I'd like to read the rest in what is being called the "Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell" series. Those are the names of the main detective dude and the female serial killer chica. There appear to be five more.

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A musical artist from very close to where I live had a shitty concert ending when a suicide bomber hit the venue and killed over 20 people; many of them children, and many still missing. No news of any affiliation with terrorist organizations at this time, or motive, but the fact remains that it happened and pretty much renders any "reasoning" behind it null and void.

I rewatched part 1 of the new Twin Peaks and it is definitely worth repeating this episodes after going through once. It gives perspective and makes this a little less bonkers (if that is possible of a Lynch film). I plan on watching the rest of the episodes as time permits.

I have been reading books less than 100 pages to help keep up with my challenge on Goodreads. Do you think that is cheating? I mean they are books. Those among them are:



That about covers it; two of these are still in process. Not sure what to move onto next. What are you reading?
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I recently picked up The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I've never embarked on an over 600 page fantasy novel but I am really enjoying this. It's easy to follow and the characters don't have a bunch of confusing names that make it hard to keep track of who's who (for me anyway). I find myself reading and reading and not wanting to take a break :)

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I'm sick for the second time this year, which is unusual, but the germs just become germier until one day we cannot stand.

At least there is a NEW Twin Peaks teaser showing some of our favs 25yrs later. I'm pretty stoked about the whole thing, but unless I go to my mom's to watch I won't be able to see it until the next day.



I'm reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. It's simple to read, and entertaining. It's also not long as hell, which I appreciate. If you love Norse mythology, definitely read it.
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I am reading "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", after having only read the children's classics version as a kid. It's a short one, and (Fun Fact!) Robert Stevenson wrote it in ten weeks time high on cocaine.

I am behind 2 books in my Goodreads reading challenge and I'm trying to "cheat" by breezing through some short novels. They are still books, are they not? I am looking for book recommendations that do not exceed 150-200 pages. IOW, novella recommendations :)
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It's crazy to be out and about when I'm usually unconscious and probably snoring. The blackness of the sky at 4:30am and the empty streets is kind of peaceful. The energy that everyone gives off during the busy day is so overwhelming in comparison. It's almost like existing before the rest of the world is born.

I started reading A Wrinkle in Time a few nights ago. I had the book on my shelf as a kid for years and never read it through. I must say, some visuals and vibes I'm getting from the story are genuinely creeping me out. There's a scene in which children from a neighborhood in some other place/time are all playing in unison. Balls are hitting the pavement when jumping ropes do, all feet hitting the ground at once, everything in tandem. Then mothers all simultaneously open their look-a-like houses and call for the kids and they all run up in unison. Also when anything describes a scenario where people are just propped and not moving like mannequins, I think of a few scenes from Insidious:




This doesn't really seem scary at first, but what the fuck is going on? It's funny what gets to me sometimes.
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The fact that this boy made it through his childhood trauma is a genuine miracle. While "multiple personalities" is still doubted today, this book takes you through a harrowing tale of a boy who acts out in a violent way. He loses time and forgets people and things. In this book, his adoptive mother takes you with her on the journey from adoption, to hospitalizations, to horrible flashbacks and blackouts and then comes full circle with therapy, integration, and recovery.

Spoilers... )
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Talk about a dysfunctional family built upon a grave filled with lies and secrets! In trying to hide trauma, a family decides to take measures that only make matters worse. Poor, sweet Audrina. What's most horrifying is that the subject matter in these books are occurring in families all around the world.

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