August 22nd, 2004

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Yes, I am back online...

...and caught up on my flist.

It's a rainy Sunday. I start another week of work tomorrow. I have to make this entry quick, because I need to clean my room and take care of a few other things tonight.

So I will just say...

Happy birthday, connielane and Percy Weasley!!!

I am so jealous of all the lucky people who get to share their birthdays with Weasleys. ;) Well, at least mine is very close to Ron's, and I get to share a birth year with the Trio and Neville.

And also a belated...

Happy birthday, antbee!!!

Hope it was a good one. :)

*sigh* I'm grateful to have a job now, and it's a pretty good job all things considered. But...I don't like coming home every day soooo tired that I can't do much besides have some dinner, read my flist, and go to bed. Everything else, including updating my own LJ in any kind of meaningful way, or making any kind of substantial comments on other LJs, just takes too much out of me. How sad is that? Well, maybe I still need time to adjust to the schedule. Maybe I won't feel so exhausted after work a few weeks from now. I hope so.

Joie
  • Current Music
    "This Woman's Work" ~ Kate Bush
Bright Eyes

Why did no one tell me...

...that Jonathan Brandis joined the 27 Club last November? I found out on Fandom Wank, of all places.

Part of me thinks it's silly to grieve; it's not like I knew him personally. But what can I do? I feel sorrow and anger and hurt just the same. It saddens me most that his death only made a tiny blip on the entertainment industry's radar. "Oh, another former teen hearthrob has-been has thrown his life away. *yawn*" But he was a person with hopes and dreams and a heart and...

And he was beautiful, and maybe some people thought he was just a pretty face, but his was a face I hung on my walls and kept in my heart when I was a teenager. And even as I grew older and more discerning, I thought he was a talented actor, and some of his performances truly moved me. I thought he had what it took to continue his success into adulthood. His career was in a bit of a lull last year, but he still had some good prospects. He still had potential, and I hate that now this light has been put out, and this potential is gone.

*sigh*

I feel a snippet of Natalie Merchant's eulogy for River Phoenix is appropriate:

Lay to rest your soul and body,
Lay beside your name.
Lay to rest your rage, your hunger,
And amazing grace.


Joie
  • Current Music
    "Into the West" ~ Annie Lennox