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  1. pictures and videos of interest...

    And, as before, we discovered that we don't actually know the words.
  2. pictures and videos of interest...

    Oh hey that's me. Also, this happened: because we don't actually know the words to The Book of Love
  3. photos of ourselves !

    Hello all! I have a Regina-realted story which coincides with some photos! Today at work I was rining up a couple of customers - two young ladies, one was buying a skirt (I work in a womens' clothing store)- when one of the girls commented on my hair. She said: "You have really wonderful curls!" To which I blushed (I always blush) "Oh, wow, thanks!" "They're like... have you heard of Regina Spektor?" She went on, "Oh my God, YES. She's kind of one of my favourite artists of all time, like, since I was 11!" I was a bit excited. Despite my curls no one has ever told me I looked like Reg before. "Me too!" She exclaimed, "well not since I was 11, but I love her, she's definitely amazing." We went on gushing about how we both loved Regina's music and I mentioned that I saw her once in concert. "Me too!" Exclaimed the girl, "it was in Toronto." "Me too!" I shouted, "like, a long time ago" The girl agrees, starts attempting to count back the years and determine how long ago it was. "4 years?" I ask, "yeah! I think so!" "And Cirque du Soleil was set up beside the venue?" "Yeah, and it was way out by the water?" "Yeah! Out past harbourfront! Oh my god!" "Wow! That was such a good show!" We talked a bit more and her friend payed for the skirt and they were on their way. Before they left she told me that since I had such similar hair I would totally be able to pull off the little bun-thing that Regina sports in the music video for Fidelity. I'd never tried that look before, so I went home and gave it a shot - here are the pictures. And if that girl happens to be a 'stixite - heya! You really made my night And one of Reg: My hair is currently a bit curlier than her's in the video, I'll have to try it again sometime.
  4. New music we should all hear

    Here are some friends of mine! I saw them play the other day and was right impressed with them. Especially their guitarist, who happens to be legally blind. He can shred a kickass guitar solo on his mandolin, too.
  5. Good News Thread!

    Man, kittens are the best! You're gunna have a hard time bringing yourself to give them away, especially since she looks like a Siamese cat, and ohmygoodness have you seen (even part) Siamese kittens? Good luck, and I hope they all come through healthy.
  6. Good News Thread!

    Good on you for rescuing that cat, Kaoir! She looks like a sweet kitten I can't wait until I get my cats back, speaking of which... My good news is actually a follow-up to my "Wee Rant" from the other day - WE FOUND AN APARTMENT. Weeeeoooo! As soon as we move in I'll be able to keep my cats again, I miss them! Also the place has so much space. SO MUCH.
  7. Wee Rants

    So! Ever since I broke up with my boyfriend I've been staying at a friend's place. There were four of them, two girls and two guys, and now there's me too. It's not so bad, one of the guys and one of the girls are basically my two best friends and I would rather be living with friends than all on my own after that. Now it's getting close to the summer and the two guys, who are longtime best friends themselves, are set to move out and have found a place. The plan was for myself and the other two girls to find a place together, but one of the girls (the one whom I do not know as well) has decided to take a year off and go home. So now we're looking for either a two bedroom place or a three bedroom place since I do have one friend interested in moving in with us. But it's hard. Places close to school are either tiny or too expensive or both. I've been living out of a duffle bag in my best friend's bedroom for two and a half months. I miss my cats. I'm starting to realise how lucky I was to have such a nice place before at such an affordable price (two people to a one bedroom, couples really do get off easier). I just want a bedroom again. Even with Mat I didn't really have my own space, even the decor was mostly his, I want a place to make my own. Apartment hunting is hard. I just want a place to live.
  8. Wee Rants

    I don't know whether this belongs in wee rants or major rants because it really isn't a rant at all but the 'stix has always been a really supportive and lovely place to me. Those who have been here long enough have seen me around and may have seen my posts pertaining to the beginning of my relationship four years ago. I'm beginning to have some serious doubts. I'm 19 and don't know who I am or what I want. There are a lot of problems between us that have been sitting untreated for years and I don't know how to deal with them. There's also a lot of good. We live together. We have stuff. I'm scared. The question of us lasting has never really been an issue, but now I'm not sure if I want to stay; if I can stay, if it would be healthy for me to stay. Before Christmas I was starting to worry that our next fight might be our last. Then we had a fight, then a discussion, decided it was an overreaction and to "work on it". That should have resolved it, we should be doing better, and in truth there is no Big Thing right now, no cause for a fight of any sort of magnitude. I just feel done. And I'm still worried that the next fight will be our last. I got really drunk last night and poured my heart out to a couple good friends. They gave me some very good advice and support and I thought I had made some decisions. Then I came home, and now I don't know what to do at all.
  9. Our Regina art.

    those are incredible, Mikey! So I drew this on my wrist tonight. I've been doodling this quote from Ghost of Corporate Future in my notebooks lately and it pretty much sums up my entire outlook on life. It has been my mantra/go-to saying whenever I get in an argument (especially concerning any form of discrimination) for years so I've been thinking about actualizing it in tattoo form one day. Not sure if I'd keep the design the same, but the words. What do you think, 'stix?
  10. Wee Rants

    Not at all.
  11. Bulletin Posts

    So my boyfriend just entered the room while I was on the main index page and said in passing "She looks like Kristen Schall" to which I said, "who does?" and he clarified: "Regina Spektor" I think it may have come up before, but they really do bear a striking resemblance. Which is fine really, since I love them both.
  12. Wee Rants

    It is almost 2 am. I got home from a 6-hour shift (after a full day of classes) at my job as a server/bartender for this super boring wedding about an hour and a half ago and still can't sleep. I have to wake up in four hours to go to my other job at a clothing store, to work an 8 hour shift. At least I brought home a ton of free pie.
  13. pictures and videos of interest...

    Was... was he the dude with the song about being a loser? 'Cause I friggin' loved him. EDIT: I'm pretty sure it is him! I have never forgotten his song, it was on my myspace profile for a while back in the day. Edit, edit. It is definitely definitely him. Does he still come 'round here ever? Come back, peterquint, your songs make me happy. If only I'd seen it in time, apparently the deadline has passed. I really wanted to contribute!
  14. The New Forum

    Thank you good sir/madam! Feels good to be back.
  15. The New Forum

    Ah, that makes sense then. The Monster In Your Closet account I had was created....8 years ago? And on a different e-mail address that I don't use anymore. How disappointing. I wonder if I can still log onto that e-mail account... do they disable them if you don't use them for a number of years?
  16. The New Forum

    So did we all make new accounts? Or were they supposed to transfer over more-or-less seamlessly like they did the last time Brumstix changed management? In any case I had to make a new account. She-Ra was taken, apparently, so if there are two of us around here with very similar names know that I am the original Shira (monster-in-your-closet). It was time for a name change anyway. This new site is very poppy and pretty and shiny and new. I miss the old already, but its nice in its own way too. Quick Edit - judging by names and post counts y'all are still on your old accounts. Screw!
  17. Hey I dreamt about Regina!

    I don't believe I've ever had a Regina dream before, but the other night I had a short one that I thought I'd share. So I was in some city, possibly it was Toronto but not anywhere I've been. It was an outskirts area, suburban, with box-malls and stuff. It was late afternoon and grey out. I was headed somewhere, home maybe (though this wasn't Ottawa, so who knows who's home I was headed for). I was waiting for a bus on a relatively busy street, and not too far from the bus stop was a big plaza. Typical plaza type place - there was some big empty box store, a Taiwanese restaurant and I don't know what else. I looked over to the box store and saw Regina there. She was putting up some big signs. They were written in Russian and I could hear the song which got Pussy Riot put in jail playing over the tinny loudspeakers outside the store. Now it is obvious to me that Reg is putting up signs protesting Pussy Riot's incarceration, because Regina is cool like that. And for some reason, I happen to be holding a small picket sign supporting her cause. Well, I'm not about to miss this opportunity to meet Regina, so I walk over there and I offer her my picket sign, since I'm just heading home anyway. She politely declines and I tell her to go ahead and take it, I'm just going home. So she does take it, saying "I'm just doing this while I wait for it to start", with a motion toward the big empty box store. I understand that there's a show happening there later, but I'm not sure if Reg is playing or just attending, and I have no idea why I'm not going. Then I look up and now the big billboard signs are signs for the Taiwanese restaurant in the plaza. They're written in Mandarin I guess, since I'm pretty sure that's what they speak in Taiwan. Its a dream, you see, so I know these signs are "Taiwanese" Now suppose I forget the whole "Russian Activism" part of this dream, what with dreams being like that, and I say to Regina "I just want to say, I'm a huge fan of yours." I pull a really nice pad of list paper out of my pocket and a pen, and shyly ask for an autograph. She smiles, looks surprised, and says "really?" I smile and nod back to her. "Huge." I say, "like, I'm in the book." I am referring to the book of fan letters the 'stix made and delivered to Regina a few years back - which I do indeed have a page in. She grins back at me and signs an autograph on my nice list paper. I wake up and immediately regret not also asking for a picture together.
  18. 2012 Fall Tour

    Any other 'Stixers interested in going to the Montreal show? I know JC used to make the trek... Edit: Though, I suppose she is in TO only a couple days later.
  19. pictures and videos of interest...

    I can't believe this is so far down! Bumping it up with this: Steven Hawking on the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle.
  20. Wee Rants

    You poor, poor American. I will never understand who decided that those SATs of yours were a good idea. Or standardized testing for anything important, really.
  21. Wee Rants

    Oh wonderkid and pretty-much-spotless, take it from a current university student - the stress, mental crises and overall whelmyness of working while going to school don't get any better once you move out on your own and start paying for your own rent/groceries/random junk you can't afford/Regina Spektor albums. As you may have noticed from my own rant, school administration is a pain pretty much everywhere, and University is HARD. Seriously. In my senior year I took a bunch of hard courses (Academic stream, we didn't have an "AP" or "IB" or any other letternamed programs) and that was difficult. 1st year university, same sorts of classes in general, chem, calc, bio, etc and that was near impossible. I've switched majors now because I bit off more than I could chew due to feeling family pressure (not like, actual "YOU MUST BE A DOCTOR" pressure, just the knowledge that everyone else in my family is math-oriented and sciencey smart, plus the idea that there aren't jobs outside of science, which is false.) I'm (hopefully) now going to be able to study the things I want to study and hold on to enough science to be useful and hopefully get a minor in Biology rather than a major. All that being said, I've made wonderful friends in this city, I'm so glad to be away from the small-towny place I came from, and most of the profs and classes I had last year were the best I ever had. It gets better, but it also gets harder. Best of luck to you both. Wonderkid, you've grown up to be so hardworking! And your signature makes me chuckle. Don't apologize for yourself. I was 11 myself, and would prefer that you not check out my post history. But, I think its cool that here on the stix there are some older members that we've more or less seen grow up. I'm sure you'll be an academic success, just don't you lose that drive.
  22. Wee Rants

    So I switched majors, and even though I'm still doing a BSC (bachelor of science) since I switched from specializing in biology (with honours and co-op and french immersion - can you see how I decided I had too much on my plate? I'm not even good at math!) to specializing in psychology (don't you dare laugh at my soft science, I'mma keep me a minor in Bio if possible) I had to actually re-apply, because psych is in the Social Sciences faculty wheras before I was just in Science. So I did that, which cost me 80 bucks, and I waited about twice the amount of time they told me it would take to hear back about it. I got accepted into the program though, yay, and most of my credits from first year will transfer over. Okay, cool. Now I have to register for courses, especially since I have RESP forms to send in in order to get money to pay tuition, and I can't send them in until I've registered for my classes. So I've accepted my new offer of admission, and it shows up under the "application status" section of the university site as a positive response and is all "Since you said yes we're gunna put you here and transfer over your credits" and I'm like "cool! I love school, when can I join?!" and it's like "Well you're technically back in 1st year just with a head start, so registration is open now, but you gotta go talk to Social Sciences first, they'll sort you out" So I go to Social Sciences and I wait in line and then they tell me they've sorted me out and that I can go register in the right program and I'm like "hells yeah, I'mma get allll the cool classes. No mornings! Fridays off! Japanese class with Mat!" and so I go to our little registration gizmo (we call it "rebaska") and it's all "Hey, do you wanna declare your intentions to enter the honours program for your BSC with specialization in Bio, coop, FES?" and I'm like, "what? No! I wanna register in the psych program! like it says over there!" and I point to the other part of the website all flustered like. So I call my social sciences faculty, and I'm like "Yo, what gives - you said you fixed this shit." and they're like "Computers, man. Just give it a day or two." So I give it a day and nothin', so I call again and they're like "One more day, man. I just need one more day, c'mon." So I call Sciences, just in case, and they're like "It's out of our hands now, sucker!" So I wait one more day, but it's still saying bio, and now it is the weekend, and offices are closed, and if I can't register in the right program by Monday I'll be so mad.
  23. Good News Thread!

    Bought myself the new album on my break at work today (oh yeah, I got a job a while back - also good news!) Listening to it now. It is nice. Also, I haven't been here in a while, so these are my good news updates: I went to Florida, it was fun, I bought too much wizarding swag at Harry Potter World in Universal. I didn't actually lose my novel - I know I didn't post anything in rants about my computer exploding and my harddrive being shot and my novel not being backed up, but that happened and I was sad UNTIL the kind people at CreateSpace e-mailed the rough I had uploaded to their site back to me. Back to the editing, but yay! I died my hair red. It is spiffy. Cut the bangs too. Also I passed everything last term, with like actually good marks and everything. So that's me this week, things are pretty swell. I hope all you beautiful 'stixanites are doing well as well.
  24. New music we should all hear

    I went to see the Cat Empire the other day (good band too), their opening act was a band called Tinpan Orange. They were lovely and the lead singer was so adorable.
  25. pictures and videos of interest...

    As a Canadian, I too am confused as to what the hell a pig was doing there. Or bears for that matter.