Monday, April 27, 2009

Summer brings beads - of sweat, or of plastic?

Hey, all! I'll be doing a LOT of beading over the Summer, so if you find any relatively simple perler bead designs, link me! I'll see what I can do.

Friday, April 17, 2009


WAAAAAAAAAAAANT. : ( This is a Radio Shack TRS-80 Color computer. It is old. My uncle has the same model from way back when, it's still in grandma's house where his old room is. It doesn't work anymore. So. I was lookin on ebay for them. Found this one, has a buy it now price of $20 and shipping about ten. :/ Thirty buxxors.

Pros: Old technology fetish. I'd have mucho fun with it and learning to program things.
Cons: What if I can't hook it up to a screen because it's old and I'll have basically paid thirty bucks for a giant plastic, metal and silicon paperweight?

Sigh. I'm so ambivalent. But I think I'll hold off until summer. I need to save my monies anyway.

But, damn, if there was ever a want I had super bad, it'd be this. *___*

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

/b/ has reached new levels of EPIC WIN

They've rickroll'd nations. They've rickroll'd CONTINENTS. They've raided an election so a man got "RAPIST" tattooed on his back. What's next for /b/? Not only flooding Time's 100 most influential people award for moot, but spelling something with first letters of the first 21 contestants' names:

And it's REAL. Here's the actual list:,28804,1883644_1886141,00.html

(Note: As some are tied, a few letters may be switched. But still, GODDAMN.)

This world terrifies me.

First, it was the Elbowed Squid Overlords.

Now, it's this.


Friday, April 10, 2009

I'll place the moon within your heart...

I had a terrible dream last night. It involved the USI apartment complexes, a giant parking lot, a little red riding hood costume, construction, a dank forest and those creepy eyemoss things from Labyrinth. I can't even look at them anymore without shuddering.

This was all after the giant waterslide in boats that apparently everyone including my long lost piano teacher was doing. I was scared, I didn't want to, so I escaped back down the stairs. Then I remember I was in the parking lot, it was dark and maybe slightly pre-snow. I was headed somewhere, someone asked me not to go (Nate?) but I said I had to. Tearful goodbye, I left down a road. Into a forest, out. I need to cross the road but there's always cars. Construction guys roll out some big black barrels and tell me "There ya go, hon."

So I cross the road and travel that side. I don't want to. There's walking space for a while but then I have to grab onto the trees and swing coz there's water below. Guess what's on the trees. Eyemoss. I can't force myself to move so I head back. Seems people are mad at me for that. But I couldn't go near the eyemoss.

I was thinknig about it this morning, and then it dawned on me. I was going somewhere I didn't want to go. The journey wasn't fun at all and involved eyemoss. I don't want to go home. I think that's why. My real journey isn't fraught with eyemoss, but it's a 4 hour drive I'm not exactly looking forward to.

Sigh. Oh, and heres the eyemoss. Up at the top, I guess. Sigh. >< Although it was more elongated. And now I wonder if that's actually a subliminal perverted pun. o.o;

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hooray, Vermont!

Through sweet victory a bitter taste yet haunts my tongue.

Email from indiana equality 4/7/09
This morning Vermont became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. The Vermont House and Senate chose to override Governor Jim Douglas’ veto with a 100-49 vote in the House and a 23-5 vote in the Senate.

Indiana acknowledges the this historic show of support on the part of the Vermont Legislature, as it is the first legislative body to endorse same-sex marriage in the entire country. Unfortunately, Indiana is in quite a different situation as LGBT Hoosiers can still be fired from their jobs and denied housing simply for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

So how does this affect things in Indiana? While Indiana’s proposed Marriage Discrimination Amendment is dead for the 2009 session of the Indiana General Assembly, it is likely that this issue will be raised again in 2010. Please watch the Indiana Equality website and blog for additional information and analysis.

Indiana Equality continues to be at the forefront - working to pass Civil Rights and Bias Crimes protections, and is committed to fighting the discriminatory “Marriage” amendment if introduced in 2010.


YAY VERMONT! This news was slightly dampened by the line about Hoosiers can still be fired and denied housing based on orientation or sexual identity. That's sad. And infuriating. And at some point I'm going to have to bring up the subject of homosexuality/bisexuality/everthing with that up with my parents, and it's not going to be pretty. They'll ask what PRIDE is and I'll have to answer.

But you know what? A part of me is still quivering jelly with no guts, crying terrified tears. But the rest of me is electroplating and thickening my metaphorical skin with steel. Because this is important. Not just to me, and my friends, but the rest of the country.

Some people are impeding progress because they're being homophobic, change-fearing bigoted assholes, and I'm not going to stand for it. (i'm not speaking to those of you who are homophobic but don't want to tread on anyone else's rights. You can have your thoughts and feelings, but it gets hard when people want to keep rights away from people who are still people.)

People here know that I am bisexual although I am in a heterosexual relationship. People at home suspect nothing. That's why I've been afraid to date girls in the past, or even tell anyone that I liked girls in addition to liking boys. It shouldn't have to be that way. No one should be afraid and have to hide parts of themselves just to keep the peace, anywhere. No one should be denied housing or employment based on something that doesn't even affect work or, say, paying the rent on time. Some heterosexual people don't pay the rent on time. What about them?

This is a step forward. Granted it's in Vermont and this is Indiana. With the passing of winter I have more energy. This is something I want to work for. I had hoped we were done with oppression in this country, but it turns out I'm wrong, again.
Indiana is not on the list of states with laws prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. Why?

I'm starting from here. Homework doesn't take all of my time. I'm going to try. I hope most of you are with me [I know some of you aren't because of your views, but I respect that. Just don't try to stop me ; ) lol ]