I’m going back to NYC

CA inn’t for me. At least year round. I’d like to spend a few weeks out here next summer like in Marin and Sonoma.


RZ CA Visit 07/2013

us hiking @ lake lagunitasmoi on a hike @ lake lagunitashiking @ lake lagunitaspuppeh in lagunitas brewery gift shoppehiking around lake lagunitasnewt crossing signage @ lake lagunitas
hiking @ lake lagunitaswaiting 4 food in front of Hang Ten Boiler, Alameda, CAus @ lake lagunitasrz on the lagunitas brewery tour.henry e moitrying on hats in the Golden Gate Mercantile, Ferndale, CA, the most charming store ever
duringmoi in elk meadowmoiwalking around healdsbergcar got really dirtyneue hatten in our new fave restaurant, the lost coast cafe, in ferndale, CA
elk meadowelk meadowbefore eatingneue hattenmoi in a "goosepen"in a park

RZ CA Visit 07/2013, a set on Flickr.

rz is leaving today. there are many lovely things about CA but i don’t think i can live here 365 days/year. maybe a few months of the year.

thinking about going back to NYC to figure out where to try next.

nyc and alexander fucking skarsgard

ok so i miss aspects of nyc a bit.

this clip has a vibe about nyc that i miss – something sublime (sorry to use that overused word) about an uncrowded highline on a sunny summer day and my imaginary boyfriend alexander skarsgard being all cute as fuck…

neue red shuhz

neue red shuhz, originally uploaded by bettyx1138.

shuhz. let’s get some shuhz.

Rewatching Alien (1979) and Prometheus (2012) = WTF


I loved Alien when it came out. I think I watched it 100 times on HBO or whatever cable movie channel it was on back then.

This is what a cable TV remote control looked like back then, kids!

This is what a cable TV remote control looked like back then, kids!

I am not annoyed by Aliens. It is Prometheus that has left me most annoyed and dissatisfied.

Here are my grievances in no particular order. If you have polite, logical answers, please email me (bettyx1138@yahoo.com) TIA:

  • If Prometheus happened 100 years b4 Alien, why didn’t the ppl on the Alien ship know about the cave drawings back on earth pointing to where they ended up? It should have been scientific knowledge and their universes or whatever were mapped as they were flying around them.
  • What happened to the alien at the beginning of Prometheus when he drank the black fluid? Did he try to kill himself or did his colleagues force him to? Or did he do it to create the whack alien hybrid that manifested as black liquid? If the latter, how did he know it would create that nasty hybrid? And why would he do this?
  • Why were there no female alien Engineers?
  • I like the biologist’s eyeglasses. I should gotten those kind instead of the glasses I just got.
  • I like that the gay mercenary from the Borgias is in P. He’s amusing. I wish he’d lived.
  • Michael Fassbender is totally hawt. He’s surely too handsome and lovely 2 b str8. Why can’t I find a boyfriend that looks like that?
  • Why were the alien Engineer ppl in Prometheus planning on destroying the humans of earth?
  • What was the story behind that big pig pile of alien Engineer bodies they found when they 1st landed? (The ones the gay Borgia mercenary geologist and biologist were pondering when they were stuck on the planet overnight.)
  • What was the story behind the “movie” of aliens chasing each other the crew saw when they 1st landed?
  • The alien “engineers” DNA was human. Fine. Does this mean they were NOT the creators of humans – that they were created by whatever as much as humans were?
  • Why did David dose the the guy dr who boffed Elizabeth? He couldn’t have known they would boff.
  • Lastly and most importantly, how would Elizabeth locate the Engineer alien home? Where is that? I WANT TO KNOW WHAT FUCKING HAPPENS WHEN SHE GETS THERE! And, I hope she programs David to be her beau. That would b cool.

Miscellaneous things they should have addressed:

  • Why is the older Prometheus technology more advanced-looking than the technology on the Alien ship? Hm? That’s annoying. I don’t buy the “the world is going to hell in a hand basket and product quality is going to shit in the future” excuse.
  • Why do they smoke so much in the future (Alien)? Did they discover that smoking is good 4 people? I know it was made in 1979 but I still find it annoying.

i need a trainer

i need to see a trainer again but am on a budget and can’t. i really need to get more exercise on my own goddammit. it’s hard.


maybe i should take up horseback riding again… i used to love it soooo much. everything seems like such an ordeal and a hassle. i’d prefer to hang out on my patio and putter in my garden and watch birds.

am i getting old? meh. whatevs.

oHai! I’m in California.

So I’m in Alameda CA for @ 6 months for a change of scenery. Maybe I’ll stay longer.

Am interviewing around. 2 of the places I’ve interviewed at are real software cos. It’s like the ones in NYC I’ve worked at were like baby software dev compared to these ppl. They seem much smarter and methodical and measured than NYC ppl. However, those are 1st impressions from interviews. One place I met w/ 5 ppl one on one and the other w/ 6 ppl one on one. All consecutively. It’s exhausting. Also interviewed at a UX agency. UX agencies are a new thing. A very good thing of course. Respect. I interviewed at another place but I didn’t like them – seemed kinda boring so I won’t say anything about them in case someone is stalking me. Had some phone interviews w/ some other places I didn’t want to pursue. I’ll get something in the next month. I don’t want to rush into a new job.

I got a bike! I love riding around. You can ride to get groceries or to get take out or to the beach or around the former navy base.