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In one way or another, I have kept a journal since age 12. I've kept an online journal called Musings since late 2002. My topics range from things that happen in my daily life to my thoughts on pop culture to my ponderings about everything from dreams to the secret thoughts of pets. In November 2007, I began mirroring it here, although I often included extras to this version, such as memes and quizzes. In February 2010, I stopped updating the original journal on my home page and instead started a writing journal there.


For some insight into who I am, read Intro to Alyce. For a guide to the many nicknames I use in my online journal, check out Who's Who in Musings.


The beautiful, sweet dog in one of my icons is Una, my best friend and nurse dog for nearly 11 years, who passed away on October 22, 2010. She was my inspiration, and she taught me how to be a better friend and mother; a better person. My son, Kung Fu Panda (KFP for short), benefits from all the caregiving skills I learned in those 11 years. My husband, The Gryphon, probably does, as well!


The goals I established when I first begin an online journal remain the same: this is a way to explore the tangential, the seemingly accidental observations many of us overlook but which may, ultimately, be where all life and all mystery hinges.

This is my entry for this week in LJ Idol Friends & Rivals ([Unknown LJ tag]). We got to choose between a number of subjects this week. I chose "When you live for someone you're prepared to die."

Just me and my boy saving the day.Collapse )

Thoughts on Tennant and Torchwood

I have been binging on episodes of the new "Dr. Who" (starting with Christopher Eccleston). In Season 2, the underground government organization set up to protect Earth (and specifically Great Britain) from aliens, Torchwood, gets introduced. So I began watching that show as well, in order to keep up with any cross-over information. Now I'm halfway through Season 5 of "Doctor Who," the first season of "my doctor," Matthew Smith, so it's a good time to hit pause and reflect.

If you haven't yet seen all of the David Tennant episodes, it's probably best to bookmark this and come back later. As River Song would say, "Spoilers!"

Time answers to me, and I will win!Collapse )

"American Idol" Recap: Last of the Auditions

The final audition episode of "American Idol," Season 15, aired Thursday night, with emotions high amongst contestants and the judges. These were, after all, the last open auditions of the show's run.

The last auditions of the show"s run.Collapse )

LJI Week 6 - How I Met Your Father

This is my entry for LJ Idol Friends & Rivals (therealljidol). We got to chose from a variety of topics. I went with "Let's go to the Mall."

The saga of our love, and my son"s beginnings.Collapse )

"American Idol" Recap: Best and Worst

In the final week of Season 15 "American Idol" auditions, previous finalists showed up to help: Lee DeWyze, Clay Aiken, Taylor Hicks, and Ruben Studdard. They helped with the thankless task of prescreening auditioners to determine who would sing for the judges.

Auditions, best and the worst, from all the cities.Collapse )

LJI Week 5: Waffling

This is my entry for Week 5 of LJ Idol, Friends and Rivals (therealljidol).

A definition of life.Collapse )
Season 15 of "American Idol" continued with auditions in Philadelphia, where I live. Clay Aiken, runner-up in Season 2, helped to screen the would-be contestants.

How did my city do?Collapse )
Last night, auditions for Season 15 of "American Idol" moved to Little Rock and San Francisco, although they were mixed up together throughout the show so that I'm not exactly sure who auditioned where. There were plenty of talented contestants, though fewer joke contestants than in previous years. Previous "Idol" winners Kris Allen and Lee DeWyze put in a little time helping to screen would-be contestants in the first stages of the screening process, which is almost never shown.

Will any of these people become your favorites?Collapse )
This is my entry for LJ Idol, Friends and Rivals (therealljidol). This week we got to choose from three topics. I selected: "We All Have The Movie. The One We're Supposed to Hate. Talk About... In Depth. Spoil it and explain WHY you love it despite mostly everyone else."

Nicholas Cage probably wasn"t trying to be this deep.Collapse )

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