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Hi all!

I’m almost done with finals and am looking forward to break, seeing friends and catching up on TV shows. I finished my internship yesterday. Even though it was only marginally useful and I often felt like a tool, leaving was still bittersweet. I will miss (some) of the people, and at least delivering all those packages and doing all those bank runs made me much more confident driving around LA. Next quarter looks like it should be pretty chill, lots of English classes, my last class for the French minor, and Japanese.

I’ve been reluctant to squeal about my new interests here, since this really was conceived of as a GREEN DAY journal. And all my (really awesome) f-list reflects this, and I didn’t want to bore you all. Nevertheless, I don’t want to loose contact and there’s always the possibility someone will follow me. So while I still love Green Day and can’t wait for their new CD and more opportunities to see them live, I’ve decided to branch out in this journal.

In short, I’ve becoming interested in many, many cool Japanese things. I’m using “interested” here instead of the more power “obsessed”, as I’d categorize this interest as less all encompassing than my Green Day obsession. That is, I’ve yet to read/write any fanfics or spend gobs of cash.

The gateway drug, as I squealed below, was the jdorama Hana Yori Dango. This lead me to Arashi. There’s nothing I can say to adequately capture the adorable dorky hotness of these guys, but this post comes close. They seem to be the Backstreet Boys of Japan. Having been rather oblivious to music during the whole Backstreet Boy/N’Sync explosion, I never “got” the whole boyband thing. On the plus side, I never had a chance to react against the excessive commercialism and packaging.

I’m under no delusions as to their musical prowess. But they have some really quality songs (Sakura Sake, SAKURA SAKE!), and they always make me happy. Which is important, especially during finals.

I’ve been watching more jdoramas and finding more music. It’s great because the other girls in my suite are more than willing to watch with me, and one has succeeded in getting me to watch some anime. I like magic powers and interesting, intelligent plotting and she’s become my gate keeper. It’s great because she’s totally open to hearing about Green Day.

She comes to me the other day and asks, “Hey, do you have Longview by Green Day?”. Turns out she really likes them but she only has “American Idiot, BOBD, and Good Riddance”. Obviously this must be fixed, so I gave her a Green Day sampling, along with a bunch of Nirvana. Then she IMs me saying “Hey, you know this song is kinda about masturbation?” And I’m like, kinda? She’s the perfect candidate for a budding Green Day fan. We watched parts of Bullet in a Bible yesterday (after a jdorama), and she really, really liked Billie. Like really. I’m very excited.

One last thing before I start studying:

Billie has/had Japanese hair. Illustration:Collapse )

Green Day Article-book thingy

Um... has everybody seen this?

So, reading this article I have to point out a few things-

1. El Rey? What is this El Rey? They mean the Wiltern, right? And...

2. Matthew Fox was there? Zach Braff?? I was at this show, and I did not even glimpse these people. Though I doubt that were squished up in the pit like area with us, the place isn't that big, y'know? Though it's possible I just didn't notice cause HELLO Green Day was right there.

3. What do they mean "finally really made it into the city"? Green Day's done made it. It's made. And packed. And wrapped. And tied up with a pretty pink ribbon.

But actually it's a cool article. Lots of biography details, some of which I didn't even know. Bits of interviews with Billie's siblings (!) And a couple cool pictures. Check it out.

"Jim took one look at him and said, 'He looks like he really belongs in show business. Why don't you take him in the studio and see if he can sing.'" Hmmmm, I wonder?

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Nature of Obsession

Okay. This is going to be one of those posts that makes me wonder why I can't spend this much time and thought one something that's going to be, well, graded. I've been thinking about the nature of obsession, and want to get my thoughts out in writing in a desperate attempt to clean out the clutter in my head. So. What better place to organize my thoughts than livejournal?

Reflections on Obsession, some further ramblingsCollapse )

I'm only slightly late... really!

Well, just finished two mid-terms and an application, so I'm in the clear. For now.

So, what I was doing yesterday while I should have been studying/working on stupid essays? That's right, thinking about our favorite bassist, and telling anyone who would listen what a special day it was. And I might have skipped onto livejournal during fits of procrastination to check out all the Mike posts. But, alas, I didn't have the time to put together a proper pic spam as was the original plan. So... I'm doing it now. Sorry for the grainy-ness of some, my skillz don't go quite far enough to get rid of that. So here goes...

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Quick little update

Just wanted to let you guys know, I'm still alive... just hiding from LJ in an attempt to keep studying. So, I'm really behind on comments. I have a final tomorrow at 8:00 am (WTF?) But then I'm DONE! I would get caught up then, but I'm flying back home right after. So, expect some extremely late comments tomorrow and Thursday on all the fun stuff I've missed. EXTREMELY late. But it's my reward for finishing. That and the fantastic Green Day weekend. Green Day weekend! *excitement* I realllly want to run into the guys somewhere, that would be the coolest thing EVER. (I know it's not going to happen, just let me live in my little fantasy, K?)

Also- I've recently stumbled into the Queer as Folk addiction. I haven't been able to feed it that much, due to finals, but I am now the proud owner of seasons 1 and 2 and plan to watch TONS over break. I owe this all to Angie, I saw how enthusiastic she was about the show and I decided to check it out one day... I think it was Friday. I watched bits on youtube and was just, holy shit this is so addicting... SO ADDICTING. I went out and bought them and made them a reward for studying. (Okay, study for two hours then you can watch an episode... at least that was the idea.)

Anyway, I'm out- catch you all tomorrow. I actually have to go to sleep at a reasonable time tonight. 8:00 AM?? Grrrr.

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Love

God, I love Green Day so much. Just SO MUCH.

I was just telling a RL friend, one day you're going to tell people about me. One day my extreme obsessiveness will become your topic of conversation.

"In college I had a friend who..."

Wow, a short post.

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I've Got Some Scattered Pictures...

Wow wow wow- not quite B-day time yet but we're getting there... So just because, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLIE JOE! *Loves* Here's to the pint sized king of punk on his big, er, 34. I bet Adie and the guys have wonderful plans for our tiny frontman today, huh? *Ponders the possibilities* And no, they aren't all slashy, lol.

In other, Green Day related news, you know how on itunes, little pics come up when you play a particular song? Well, if you didn't, you know now :) Anyway, it's suppose to be the album cover or whatever- but a few months ago I discovered you could set the pictures that show up yourself, so I've been going through my considerable Green Day library and assigning pics to different songs, which is quite fun. So I wanted to share the love- do you guys have any pics you think fit particularly well with certain songs? Or even, you know, kinda remind you of certain songs? Post them! It's fun! And because it is so fun, here's some of mine...

I'm not going to pic!spam you guys without a cut...Collapse )
So, in honor of Febru-illie, I decided I needed to think about Green Day for awhile. So I took this quiz I found at greendazed1218's journal. If you're interested, go ahead and click...

Long random procrastination quizCollapse )