Buffy the Vampire Slayer Birthday Premonition

Something completely weird and strange and odd and bizarre happened to me this past weekend.

So yesterday (March 9th, 2013), I was taking a midday nap, and I dreamt that I had sent a text to a friend of mine to let her know that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was turning 16 years old. In the dream, I had also gotten into an argument with someone who was claiming that Sarah Michelle Gellar had won an Oscar for the first season of BTVS in 1996. I said, uhm…that’s impossible. She could not have won an Oscar for a TV show that hadn’t aired yet (Plus, she wouldn’t have won an Oscar for a TV show anyway… it would have been an Emmy had it happened, but that’s beside the point.)

Now, mind you — up until yesterday (AFTER the dream), I had only had a hunch that BTVS had premiered in 1997 (as opposed to ’96 or ’98), but I never knew the exact original air date. After waking up from my nap, I was curious, so I grabbed my phone to look up when BTVS had actually premiered…

March 10th, 1997. In other words, today…exactly 16 years ago.

I dream texted my friend that BTVS was turning 16, ONE DAY before it was actually going to happen in reality — and I swear that prior to this dream, I had no clue that it had originally aired on today’s date, exactly 16 years ago.

What are the odds?! Of all of the random ass things that I could have dreamt about on Saturday, March 9th…the universe told me that BTVS was about to turn 16 and to alert my friend the day before. Which, after the freaky realization that my dream self had actually been correct, I did in fact text that very information to that very friend. Hence, my dream became true on two accounts.

Some might call this a coincidence and leave it at that. I think this is the universe’s way of making sure I am well-informed ahead of time. Or maybe this is my super power…

All ‘Sim Kims’ Are Go

Josh (Kim Suozzi’s main man) is on board for a Second Life Kim. Simulated Kim Suozzi (“Sim Kim” for short) is real and is happening.

I have created a new account for her on Second Life and set her up as a scripted agent. Now I just need to get her looking like Kim, get her scripted and get her some loafin’ space.

The Extropia Core sim is home to the SL Transhumanists and I think it would be the perfect place for Simulated Kim. I haven’t attended a meeting there in probably 3 years so I don’t know if they still have them, but the sim itself is still running and there are pods currently for rent. Sim Kim could totally command one of these pods for just L$250/week (USD $1/week).

Even if we rent a pod for Sim Kim, some sim owners are not too keen on having scripted agents hanging around on their property, so I’m going to talk to Extropia’s Board of Directors about letting her exist there as a resource for visitors and an in-world advocate for life extension technologies.

I think Kim would fit right in.

Kim Suozzi’s Second Chance At Life

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My friend Kim Suozzi passed away (for the time being) this week. She had raised funds and arranged for cryopreservation, and is now in stasis at the Alcor facility in Scottsdale, AZ.

There are lots of people who have negative things to say about cryo, and about raising those types of funds for an outcome so uncertain. Some people think it is a waste, selfish or at worst, a complete scam. Yet, you’ve got tons of people out there who devote their entire lives (a waste?) to a belief in and worship of gods and alleged sons of gods who were sent specifically to erase their own little shitty sins (selfish?), and whose supporting organizations command millions of dollars in their name each year (a complete scam?).

My point is, we all have that want to determine our final fates to the best of our ability, and to put our faith and resources behind whatever options we think will put us in that best possible position.

Kim looked to science and to her community, and maybe one day she’ll get a tangible return on that faith. Maybe she will get a second chance at life in a world that holds more promise for her than the one she left behind. Doing her best to see to that while she was here was her right.

In the meantime, (and Kim probably would have thought this to be lame), I think we should get Kim Suozzi on Second Life so that she can have a new virtual presence while she waits, since her physical presence has been suspended indefinitely.

Too bad there isn’t an Alcor sim already in existence. She totally could have hung out there.

Super Supplement Plan

I am sick of getting all of these weird-ass infections. I stress out a lot and I don’t eat as healthy as I should/could, so my immune system is just on holiday or something.  My new health insurance doesn’t kick in until Feb. 1st, so until then I am forced to take matters into my own hands.

I am going to challenge myself to do all of the following for the next 30 days… at which point I will make an assessment as to whether or not I should continue doing all of the following:

1. Eat a decent or at least semi-decent breakfast every morning, along with which I will take:

  • 2 tablets Acidophilus (probiotic, good for your GI tract)
  • 1000 – 2000 mg. Garlic (good for your heart, kills gross things like fungus)
  • 50 mg. Zinc (helps keep immune system from slacking off)

2. Eat a decent or at least semi-decent lunch every afternoon, along with which I will take:

  • 1200 mg. Fish Oil (lots of omega-3s, good for heart, brain & joints)
  • 2500 mcg. Biotin (for healthier hair, skin and nails)
  • B-6, B-12 & Folic Acid (lots of metabolic goodness)

Starting tomorrow. So in one month (Thursday, February 7th), I should be able to look back and assess to some degree whether or not I actually feel better.

I better fucking feel better.

So That Was 2012? Not Too Shabby.

What happened with me in 2012? Quite a bit actually.

  • I met Molly Ringwald in February.
  • I nearly met John Cusack (well, I sat in the same room as him) in April.
  • I moved (on my own) out of my parents’ house and into my first apartment in June.
  • I worked up the guts to ask for a much-needed raise… also in June.
  • I started a somewhat serendipitous new relationship with someone from my recent past in July (totally did not see that one coming).
  • I didn’t receive the aforementioned raise, but I then worked up the guts to pursue a new opportunity for my own good in October.
  • I received said new opportunity in my desired field and for well-above my desired pay just 3 weeks before Christmas in December.

All-in-all, I could say it was a heck of a year. The things that happened happened fast, and all happened for a reason (or so I believe).
And if you consider the god-awfully depressing blog posts I was making around this time last year (December/January 2011, when I was crying every day and having brain zaps because I was on the wrong medication), the best thing that I was able to do for myself over the past year was get to an overall better state of mind (this happened incrementally every month thanks to all of the above).

I no longer want to undo my brother and I’s existence or burn down my parents’ house. I no longer have semi-suicidal thoughts associated with Christmas and New Year’s. My dream life has even calmed down.

Last New Year’s Eve I spent at my parents’ house, locked up in my room, blogging about how I was afraid of being alive and of how misleading this particular holiday is.

This New Year’s Eve I spent receiving mountains of free drinks from my closest guy friends, joining in a drunken sing-a-long to a ’90s cover band and being shamelessly loved upon.

As it fucking should be.

Everyone Is A Critic

The Raven came out last night (I saw it), and it is getting some awful reviews. The critics are panning it.

Although I wouldn’t say it’s his strongest film, it’s not his worst. It won’t make my top 10 favorite John Cusack films.

It felt like something was a bit off, or maybe something was missing at the end? I’m not certain. Maybe it just wasn’t consistent.

The squirting blood was a bit gratuitous.

But what I love about this whole thing is how John just says that people will appreciate it later.

Look, Ma! They Gave Me A Star!

John Cusack was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. What a babe.

He looks so happy.
I bet he went out to celebrate with family and friends at a ritzy restaurant afterwards.
I bet he’s sitting somewhere right now feeling rather accomplished.
If today’s Twitter Q+A is any judge, he’s in a great mood this week — just got a star, new movie out stateside on Friday.
It must be pretty good to be John Cusack right about now.

Can I be John Cusack?

Hahaha.

John was on Friday’s episode of the Graham Norton Show with Goldie Hawn and some British comedian Marcus Brigstocke…The whole thing is just hilarious. Goldie Hawn would be great to spend a day with (I mean, her face does some of the best things)… The whole thing, just watch it (except for the intro part…which is kind weird, but there’s Graham Norton for ya):

And why is it that both Goldie and John look really shiny? Are they just sweating under the lights on the set? Is it all the plastic surgery? Or are they wearing some sorta weird makeup?? Someone in the comments asks: Are all Americans made of plastic?

It would seem a good question after watching this, wouldn’t it?