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Kayla, this message is for you....

Oct. 13th, 2009 | 01:34 pm
mood: confusedbemused

It's that time of year again:

"Environmental Health and Safety and the Office of the Vice President for University Operations want to remind you that Austin has a significant bat population. Bats are considered a high-rabies risk species and should never be touched.

If you find a live or dead bat in a building or a live bat outside that cannot fly, please call Environmental Health & Safety's Animal Make Safe program at 471-BATS (2287).

Please remember to shut all windows and doors especially in the evening to help keep bats and other animals from getting into buildings.

For more information about bats and rabies, please visit"

Translation:  Seriously, please don't touch the bats!  Why do we have to keep telling you this?  Okay, you know what, fine, touch the clearly diseased, nocturnal creature lying on the ground in the middle of the day!  It's probably just decided to try out the daylight lifestyle and got tired and needed a nap before it could get back to its cozy bridge.  Sure.  Let's see how that works out for you.  Besides, I've heard the treatment for rabies is awesome!  Who doesn't want a series of highly painful shots in the stomach?

I don't believe in eugenics (well, not much anyway--not on my good days at least), but I'm thinking there should be some sort of a test before you're allowed the rabies treatment.  One question: what possessed you to touch that bat?   It seemed like a good idea at the time?  Sorry, wrong answer--we're going to need you to step away from the gene pool....

(My apologies to anyone not from Austin/UT who is mystified by this.  Rabies, keeping Austin weird one dumb college student at a time!)

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Seriously? Seriously!

Sep. 30th, 2009 | 01:54 pm

Okay, I just need to get this off my chest:

Snow Patrol, although I enjoy your appearance on my Pandora, I need you to understand that the phrase "if I just lay here" is NOT GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT.  And frankly, the fact that it is pretty much the only lyric in the entire song means that by the end of 3 minutes I am about to claw my own ears off.  The verb "to lay" is a transitive verb.  You cannot, in fact, "just lay" anywhere.  Feel free to use the intransitive verb "lie" under these circumstances.

/overwrought rant

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That's Gay (for the win)

Sep. 28th, 2009 | 03:58 pm
mood: amusedamused

"Because your coming out experience is worthless, unless it's a big, fat, gay disaster."

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One cat household

Aug. 10th, 2009 | 08:52 pm
mood: crusheddevastated

Just got a call from a man who lives in one of the houses directly behind my apartment.  His cat sitter found a sick cat she thought was theirs on their front porch on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon, brought him inside and put him in their dog kennel, and he died about 20 minutes later.

So, yeah, Wocket has been dead since before I even realized he was missing--and only 24-48 hours after he could have been being treated by a vet.  I think I might hate people just a little bit right now.  But I might have to rethink retreating into crazy catlady-dom if it's going to hurt this bad.


I'm so sorry.


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Aug. 9th, 2009 | 05:22 pm
mood: guiltybroken

My cat has been missing for almost a week. Collapse )


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Best quote ever (for today)

Nov. 13th, 2008 | 04:56 pm

Read this in a comment on the Huffington Post, referring to the Catholic church's stance on gays:

Who do they think illuminated all of those manuscripts anyway?

*quietly cracking up in the corner*

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I'm obsessed by politics and...

Oct. 31st, 2008 | 11:30 am

I love!

Which I first discovered because of Jason, and came back to because of

"“When we find ourselves believing that killing a man makes us more of a man, but loving a man makes us less of a man, it’s probably time to re-examine our criteria for manhood."

And his cat is sitting on his shoulder in some of his videos, which cracks me up.

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Jul. 15th, 2008 | 03:47 pm

Wanna go see crazy gays at large?  Call me!
Hey Homo!

175 Media presents a queer film night, Hey Homo!, at the Alamo Drafthouse.

TUESDAY July 15th marks the second HEY HOMO! with PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, starring Lauren Ambrose of SIX FEET UNDER fame. This film is a perfect mix of 1960s surfer movies and 1980s slasher flicks, so dress accordingly or be called out by MC Rebecca Havemeyer! Now we can't bring you a beach, but expect an Air Surfing Competition, Hawaiian Leis, special drinks, performances and a zillion awesome queer folk! Our first Hey Homo! sold out in advance, so buy your tickets now at!  Brian and Chivonn run a clean door and no amount of smooches are gonna get you in for free!

The Alamo Drafthouse is an independent film house and staple of Austin.  Hey Homo! will be housed at its downtown location, The Ritz, at 320 E. Sixth Street. The Ritz boasts a full bar, beer, wine, and food served to you during the event. 

The after party will be held immediately afterwards at Rain!

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This program just flagged Livejournal in its own spellcheck!

Apr. 7th, 2008 | 08:50 pm
mood: amusedtickled pink
music: Blue October--3 weeks, she sleeps

Life is crazy.  I have three weeks to make everything that matters to me right now happen.  After that, I have a week to make sure all the innumerable Ts are dotted and the Is are crossed (yeah, the UT bureaucracy could red tape for communist Russia and this process makes about as much sense as life in Yossarian's unit ever did) while researching, writing and presenting another paper of "publishable quality," and then a week until the final presentation of my graduate school career (a more anti-climatic apogee, I cannot even imagine).

I officially don't have time to breath or sleep.  I don't have time to worry about the family who need me.  I don't have time to worry about the friends who miss me.  I don't have time to do the dishes or the laundry.  I don't have time to answer emails.  I don't have time to eat.  I don't have time to buy cat food, even though my household is currently sans that, to the immense distress of my feline companions.  I don't have time to be writing this Livejournal post.

After five weeks, well, who knows?  I definitely don't have time to think about where I will be when I get off this ride.  It could be literally anywhere. (Hmm, okay, I'm officially setting system boundaries to this planet... I don't imagine I will be becoming a cosmonaut anytime soon.)

Three weeks, she sleeps...

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Treating us like grown-ups

Mar. 19th, 2008 | 11:45 am
mood: impressedimpressed

Barack Obama gave the most amazing speech yesterday.  It's almost like we're rational, intelligent citizens who can appreciate complexity.  God knows, it could backfire.  But I really appreciate it. 

How much more pleasant would sitting in the dentist's office be, if it was Obama explaining a policy or an arising situation, than it is now, being condescended to by an evil moron?


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