Sculllaaaaaaaaay! (blackfrancine) wrote,
Sculllaaaaaaaaay!
blackfrancine

Hello.

So, hiya.  I've been... absent.  You might've noticed.  Or maybe not.  Who knows! Maybe you don't even remember me.  In which case, it's nice to meet you--I'm Christy.

I've been thinking about posting more and more lately. Over the last year I've actually written, like, three posts and then just locked them all the way down, never posting them for anyone to read. I don't know why I did that.  I'm a weirdo.  That's most likely why. But I'm posting this time for real. Mainly just because I miss you guys.  I'm not sure that I have much to say that would be interesting to anyone. Here's a rundown of stuff:

  • I had some life stuff that was stressful and confusing. And it remains unresolved, but moderately okay. I won't go into it right now, because it's mostly boring emotional crap, and I would likely start going on and on.  Maybe I'll post about it later.

  • Everyone I know had babies over the last year. They're everywhere with their tiny toes and wondrous, piercing stares.

  • I'm taking my journal off f-lock.  It was an experiment, and I don't think it worked the way I wanted it to.  I can't remember why I locked it to begin with, but I think we can all agree that not posting for a year was probably not the results I was looking for.

  • I'm sort of vaguely thinking about moving to Portland.  Oregon--not Maine.  I'm in Austin, and it's so hot here all the time, you can never leave the house.  I know it rains a lot in the Pacific Northwest, but I can't imagine that the rain's as bad as the heat is down here. And I grew up in Austin--and in a lot of ways it's still a wonderful town--but it's not the place that I grew up in, and that makes me really sad.  It shouldn't--I shouldn't expect the world to stand still.  But there's just this feeling like I don't know this city anymore, and I never even left. If I'm going to lose touch (spiritually and goings-on-wise) with the city I grew up in, I'd at least like to have the experience of getting to know a different city.  But I haven't had that. Basically, I think I just need a change. And I think the bf does too. But, I don't know if this move will ever really happen--the boyfriend really is a sunshine-loving sort.  So, he's worried about seasonal affective (effective?) disorder. And I'm worried about us finding jobs and also about selling our house.  We'd be able to sell it with no problem (and for a healthy profit), but my concern is that housing prices have jumped so much since we bought the house 4 years ago, that we wouldn't be able to get back into the housing market in Austin if we decided that we wanted to move back.  Also, there's the whole I've-never-actually-been-to-Portland thing.  We're planning a trip for next spring, though (thanks tax refunds!), so that should be good.  There will be a brew pub tour!  and nature!  and other fun stuff!  and probably some rain!

  • There were layoffs at my job about a month ago.  It was sad and a little scary.  I'm still gainfully employed, though, so that's good.

  • I hate tumblr.  There, I said it.  I hate it.  It always feels the same to me.  It feels like emptiness and MTV from the early 80s, when there were only, like, ten music videos, and they just played them over and over and over.  I want to like tumblr so bad.  SO BAD.  Because that's where it seems that most of my flist peeps are these days.  But I just don't like it.  I feel like I'm shouting into a void.  And I'm not even shouting anything that I want to say--I'm just reblogging stuff and hoping that someone will at some point pay attention to the fact that I reblogged something.  It makes me sad. I don't know how y'all tumbl productively. I'm mystified by it.

  • Here's stuff I've watched over the last 6 months or so:


  1. Orphan Black. Holy crap, I love this show.  I'm actually mad that I watched it already, because now I have to wait around for season 2 like a chump. I keep trying to convince random people from my life (the guy at the deli counter!  my sister! a friend of a friend of a friend!) to watch it. UGH.  IT'S SO GOOD.  Why does no one listen to me. Watching this show makes life better. 

  2. Friday Night Lights, seasons 1-3-ish.  The bf and I were watching this together, and we dropped off because he has a terrible attention span.  The first season was really, really good.  The next couple of seasons were a little soapy for me. We'll probably pick up again eventually--but not for a while--there's so much new TV right now.  Our DVR is totally overwhelmed, so we have to keep up with the watching.

  3. The Good Wife. I liked this way more than I thought I was going to.

  4. House of Cards. Love. Robin Wright is so amazing.  She so restrained and delicate.

  5. Orange Is the New Black.  Also love.  TAYSTEEEEEEEEEEEE!

  6. Arrow.  I'm on the fence about this show.  I kept reading positive reviews, so I gave it a shot--and it's not bad.  But I genuinely hate Oliver.  But I think maybe I'm supposed to? I don't know.

  7. All the usual stuff: Game of Thrones, Veronica Mars for the trillionth time, and I'm in the middle of rewatching Buffy right now (heh, of course--when am I not rewatching Buffy?).

So, that's my life in a nutshell. HOW IS EVERYBODY?  Do y'all even come hang out on LJ anymore?  TELL ME WHERE ALL THE COOL PARTIES ARE, YOU GUYS.
Tags: adulthood blows, friends are good, i love you flist, i suck
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