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Oct. 31st, 2012

The new version of the friends page is SHIT. Oh my lord! O_o

minuetcat, you all right out there?

Mar. 27th, 2012

*see icon*

God damn. I feel like wasted hell. So fucking tired, and nothing helps.

Jan. 31st, 2012

Grandma Pearl died today.

She wasn't my grandmother, she was my Uncle Bill's mother, but I saw her at a lot of family parties and she was one of the coolest old ladies ever.

She'll be missed.


Originally posted by cantarina1 at post
Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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Dec. 22nd, 2011

Well, in light of LJ's recent fuckery and their continued attempts to ruin the place...

I don't think I'm leaving, not completely. There's too many communities here that aren't there that I'd miss, but I've noticed in general that I really don't write here as much as I used to. some of that's the current situation, aka I have no fucking free time, recovering from the fucking plague while working two jobs and trying to cram in whatever sleep I can get whenever. Do think I'm definitely done being a paying member.

Just...wow. Way to ruin your own fucking site LJ.

Suppose I should get my ass ready for work. Last night at the toy store, thank fucking goodness.

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

Which December holidays do you celebrate, and why? One random answer will win a $50 Amazon gift card. [Details here]

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and occasionally New Year's Eve.

Mostly celebrate Christmas because my family did and I enjoy the traditions, plus seeing the lit tree in my living room makes me smile and remember a lot of the good times. We seemed to always make it a point of putting aside the bad times at Christmas and just relaxing and enjoying ourselves for a few days. Real life could wait.

Dec. 12th, 2011

Holiday love meme.

Use this one, other thread has too many comments

You guys still love me, right? ^_~

And I thought last year was bad, this year in many ways took the freaking cake. Some very good things happened this year too. It was a crazy one.


Nov. 27th, 2011

Unconfirmed, but it's now flying around Twitter that we've collected about half the signatures needed to toss my state's governor out on his ass.

It's been two weeks. We have until the tenth of January.

Holy. Shit.

I think I may need to just mail in my petitions I've got with their one signature (my husband's). This state's got it covered. They're gonna have the petitions submitted before Christmas if this keeps up.

Nice going Wisconsin!

We did get a LOT of practice earlier this year during the Senate recalls but there is a bit of a major difference here. Madison and Milwaukee get to sign and vote on this one too. There's at least 400,000(if not more)of us right there with a bit of a grudge.

I'm home for a bit of a break before I go and work a three hour shift(WHY?!) at Michael's later this morning. Then I'm off until Tuesday. And my feet might get a chance to recover. I am so tempted to buy a foot bath, but after tomorrow, I don't think I'm really going to need it. I can be on my feet for 8 hours at a time and not be too gone-my shoes aren't great, but they're not horrible either. It's the 15 hours per day, and more than one day in a row, that are doing me in.

Nov. 24th, 2011

This Thanksgiving, I am beyond thankful that I am too far away from my family to see them.

And for pie.

Nov. 19th, 2011

My two jobs are about to do me in.

I should be going to the doctor, I want to be downtown this morning, but overall....

I'm going to bed. Got tonight off, working for a few hours early Sunday morning. My manager at the toy store STILL doesn't have next week's schedule ready. >:( Awesome. I have to call tonight. I may reach through the phone and kill her if it's not ready tonight. This is beyond annoying.

I'm going to bed.

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Today was a good day.

Had a great time in Chicago, thanks for all the congratulations. I really needed that day in Chicago, no matter how drop-dead exhausted I was at the end-I'd been awake for over 25 hours by the time we got home. I haven't been in this good a mood in months.

Unfortunately, my camera is hosed. It's still usable, but it does need to be replaced. There's a set of spots that show up in nearly every fucking photo I take, especially if it's outside and the background's a light color. It can be worked around, but it's also a serious pain in the ass. I may try getting it cleaned again, but the professional photographer I just chatted with said it's probably not fixable.


We had our minds set.

Heading off to Chicago for the day. YIPPEE!

I need to get out of here for awhile, apparently. Think we're going to drive to a metra station, then take the train the rest of the way in.

Not really going crazy with the planned activities. Our big planned activity is visiting Shedd Aquarium, and possibly having dinner at a nice-ish place. Lunch is probably going to be a hot dog, or something else close to that price range. I can't stand hot dogs unless it's a Chicago dog, I'm funny that way. Walking around and taking photos is a plan of mine too. We didn't see nearly enough of the Art Institute last time, but don't think we're gonna have time for two huge attractions like that, so if we've got time I'm thinking one of the smaller art museums. The photography museum is one I wouldn't mind seeing, think it's on the south end of the Loop.

One year ago today, Jason and I got married. It's been a crazy god-damn year, but not our marriage-that's been pretty damn stable. Only...one fight? Maybe two? Who knows. Love you sweetie! ♥


Originally posted by lavenderfrost at GE, Y U NO PAY TAXES?!

The (supposedly liberal) mainstream media is barely doing jack squat to cover this, so it's up to us to spread the word.  BOOST THE SIGNAL, PEOPLE.

I've been following this on Twitter and ontd_political and kinda sorta wishing I lived a little bit closer so I could participate. While the rest of me is thinking "hey, I spent a month freezing my ass off in Wisconsin protesting governmental bullshit, where the hell was everyone else?" But mostly the first one.

You go New York City.

H/T to stephocalypse



Made salsa. Got a jar stuck min the sink drain. Took pictures. Got jar out of sink drain without breaking it, thank goodness.

Computer arrived. Hope this one isn't busted beyond all measure like the last one was.

Planning on a quiet evening at home. Putting off my planned haircut another few days.

Fighting Bob Fest tomorrow at the Alliant Energy Center. Plus a planned gathering with beer at the event.

Trying to get back into real life.

Hence the very boring stilted update.

ETA: More from real life. Just found out a friend of mine from graduate school died suddenly and unexpectedly from an embolism last Friday. Sipping something alcoholic and most likely being sad for the rest of the evening. ='(

Sep. 6th, 2011

My cat possibly needs to go to the vet.

I may possibly need to go to the doctor.

FML. I can barely afford both, let alone one.

I did discover that wine makes a dandy cough syrup. What?! The bottle had been open for awhile, I didn't want it to go off, so I drank the rest of it! And my cough got better! That might be a good enough reason to open another bottle, right?

I'd be getting intoxicated if I were taking regular drugs for the symptoms of this. I'll take tipsy and not coughing for the time being.
(my parents have 2 cats, are their cats just supposed to starve for the five days they're stuck there or something?)

I'd like a platter of cookies for that.

I must be starting to feel better, I nearly inhaled a bag of chips and Jason's making me some fried rice. My lungs still think breathing is difficult (ahh, Theraflu...cheers), but the severe nausea seems to have gone away for a bit, thank heavens. I am really hungry.


A long time ago...

Because I could use some love. Or just some nice random good thoughts. Sorry my posting has been sucking here lately.


Just had my phone interview with Knolls. As much as I don't want to move to NY, I am intrigued and will accept an in-person if they offer. Albany looks like a nice area, I think I'd be happy there. A bit curious that it would be the third state capital I'd reside in. =P Think my interview went well. The lab manager's about to go on vacation and did tell me I probably wasn't going to hear anything until October. O_O Hiring would probably take a long time too, because the job requires security clearance. Suppose my mission of avoiding getting arrested has been a good thing so far. Well, that's better than Sherwin. They told me I'd hear in a couple of weeks, and it's now been over two months and nothing. *eyeroll*

I need to go grocery shopping tonight. First I'm going to finish cleaning the kitchen and hunt down some food. Then I'm going to finish watching S1 of Veronica Mars...and probably start on S2. Maybe.

I'm thinking of switching my mood theme out. Still love TG, but getting a bit tired of this one. Not sure if I ever uploaded a VM mood theme, but that's the one I'm in the mood for at the moment. That should kill an hour or two of boredom if I go that route. Or maybe a Sherlock mood theme, that could be good too. =P

Ok, borked code has been fixed.


Writer's Block: You’re perfect, now change

Would you change anything about your significant other? What would it be?