Archive | May 2009

My Life in Hell: Nine Inch Nails

Remember that concert I was so excited to see a while back, where I needed a concert buddy? Yes, well, that concert was tonight. Oh yes, it was, and it was AWESOME! But then, it’s Trent Reznor, so how can it NOT be awesome, right?

Concert buddy: Wookie-man, aka WookieStyle on Twitter, and my tattoo artist and good friend.

The term “Hell” this evening refers to the desert I live in (105 degrees), but if Hell is having a great time with Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, then sign me up for that shit! I’ll meet you at the bar for a drink.

Wookie-man and I hit absolutely NO traffic on the way to Cricket Pavilion, which shocked the hell out of me, found a great place to park not too far out, and I picked up my special tickets from Will Call. I say “special” because the pre-sale tickets look different from the rest, and it makes me feel special. hehe The tickets have my name printed on them and silver foil stamped around the band name. I’d show you a photo but the foil doesn’t show up and you all don’t need to see my real name. =p

Got inside the venue, ran into Wookie’s cousin Jacob, and chatted for a good long while before the concert began and we headed to our seats.

Section 104 – Row E

Damn good seats five rows back from the pit area. Jinxie was very happy. It was like being in New Mexico (May 2006) all over again, but this time I had a camera, which I did NOT have to hide down the front of my pants because Trent, wonderful man that he is, relaxed the camera policy for specific dates, and tonight fell in the midst of that.

So, rather than bore you with words, I’ll share the great photos I got and a so-so video, which looks a helluva lot better on my laptop than on YouTube. (if you click on the photos, you should see the full-size image)

I did not turn this pic blue. It’s the lighting. Cool, huh?

And you can find the video of “Wish” here. I missed the beginning of the song and shot this with my little Canon PowerShot. I’m seeing pixalation on YouTube, but not on my laptop. Either way, the sound surprised me because it’s damn near perfect. Warning: lots of flashing lights and movement.

NIN – Wish

Street Sweeper Social Club opened the show, and they were pretty damn good. Jane’s Addiction closed the show, and I did not see it because the Wookie-man and I left at the beginning of their set. Don’t hit me. I’m not a huge JA fan anyway, though they did sound good. I was there to see NIN. A birthday present to myself. =) Every time NIN plays here, it’s usually around my birthday. Trent, I love you for that!

Here’s a shot of me and the Wookie-man.

So, my life in Hell spent with Trent Reznor and the boys of NIN, good friends, entirely too expensive beer, and some nice photo memories. *sigh* I’m a very happy Jinxie tonight.


The Great Swear-off

This past Saturday, May 2nd, early evening found me in a cursing competition on Twitter with one of Shadow’s vampire characters, Crookedfang. I know, right? Keep reading.

I’d just risen from my crypt, logged in to Twitter, and soon thereafter the competition began. Why? Because Crookedfang discovered It is a site that tracks and ranks curse words and who says them on Twitter. Let’s see if I can find my current status… Ah, here it is:

“Jinxie_G swears like a George Carlin Wannabe – Ranked: 1,664th worldwide – Swears: 132 – Score: 100 of 100″

This ranking is as of 5AM Monday morning. Awesome! I rock! Wait, should I be proud of this? Oh, why the fuck not?

Here is what Shadows posted the day after the contest:

“The results of the Cursebird off that occurred last night between @crookedfang and @Jinxie_G: @crookedfang pulled up a total of 15,000 spots within 1000 of @Jinxie_G‘s status quota, @crookedfang was lulled into a false truce by this demon woman. She returned and cursed her way to the victory! @Jinxie_G wins! lol

In my defense, I tried really hard not to swear from my own account when I returned to Twitter in the wee hours after the bar; however, I’m sticking to the “it was the vodka” defense on this one. hehe But, I did open up Shawn‘s account and swore like a sailor there. What can I say, Shawn has a foul mouth, too.

Can’t wait for the next contest Crookedfang!

My Life in Hell: Insomniatic Characters and Me

Well yes, it’s bright and early here in partly sunny Arizona, 10:30 AM, and I am AWAKE after sleeping for about… oh… an hour! Honestly, this is ridiculous. Yesterday, I went to bed around 6 AM after a 34-hour shift of finishing up my thesis (and the paper from Hell) for British Literature, going to class, and coming home to my waiting laptop to Twitter the night away (since I was going through a bit of withdrawal from not being on much the previous couple of days/nights). I twittered and tweeted and… that sounds really bad. heh An angel and a vamp had a good time that night. No worries, it was rather low-key, with exception to Shawn’s language which shoots the rating into the R arena. Behind the scenes, I’m thinkin’ Ezriel had a damn good time, though. Bastard. It’s not fair.

So, I ended up sleeping about 12 or so hours yesterday. Once again was up pretty late, went to bed around 6 AM, and lay there for an hour, slept an hour, woke up… wide freakin’ awake. And we know Jinxie won’t be sleeping until somewhere around 6 AM tomorrow morning. Welcome to my hell. No clue as to why this happened. Joy. Probably the characters keeping me awake, since several of them ran through my mind… including Lumiel, whose ass I will be kicking later on this evening.

And yes, let’s discuss my darling characters, too.

Shawn was in a very foul mood Thursday evening, and I wasn’t exactly certain of the reason for this until he went off on one of Heather‘s characters (Lumiel – who apparently has a crush on me – go figure) and then he and Trent started talking. And what do my lovely twins discuss? Piper! A girl they fought over a long time ago and who has been dead and gone since then. It shocked the hell out of me that they were discussing this, and what shocked me even more was that this was the reason for Shawn’s foul mood. Now, if you haven’t met Shawn, I must inform you that he is a very moody, foul-mouthed little shit… most of the time. I’ve always known he had a side to him that is rarely seen and up until now, I’ve really been the only one to see it, but to open up in the public view like he did… well, shit. I now have to wonder what the hell he’s going to do next, and I’ll admit, that has me a little nervous given his nature.

Along with a few other characters in the mix, multiple conversations, etc., this kept me up far longer than I intended, but I am amused by the whole thing. I am thankful I didn’t go into Splitweet last night, though Shawn really nudged me to speak. And I was STILL up until 6 AM. I will never get out of this mode, I swear.

So yes, we’re a bunch of freaks, geeks, whatever, but know this: yes, the characters DO talk to us, and yes, they are very real inside our heads. Ask JR Ward how REAL her characters from the Black Dagger Brotherhood are (btw, those are some damn yummy vampires – holy hell). Besides, having the characters online actually helps quite a bit; the twins’ discussion proving my point. I might not have ever gotten that out of them while writing the book. Uh huh, you think I jest, but only writers know how truthful this is and how the characters can be picky and moody about when they feel like talking.

I didn’t mean for this particular blog to be about my characters. I was going to do that down the road. Oh well…

To get back on track here… insomnia. Wookiesgirl has suggested that I am over-tired. This has never happened to me before, but it makes sense, I suppose. I bet I’ll sleep very well tonight! Sweet!

Do you want to hear something funny? NOW I’m getting tired. I started this blog 5 hours ago, got sidetracked by a few things, friend in need, vampire game, etc., and NOW that I’m about to head to the gym, I’m freakin’ tired!

So…. crunches!

And I may be actually babbling at this point, but hey, it’s been like 3 weeks since I posted a blog, so deal.