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10:36 * erinM is in a weird mood today, please excuse
10:36 < coworker> oh well no worries
10:36 < coworker> erinM: me too
10:36 < coworker> must be the stars
10:36 < erinM> like, madonna is totaly in retrograde yahknow?

... yeah I'm a dork. XD
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Besides a couple stupid parts, this trip was awesome, and we will definitely be going out again.

More later when I'm not exhausted and about to faceplant on my keyboard, but here's something we got to watch.

We were so lucky to get to watch this, and be able to take pictures. I was so excited the whole time.


Apr. 17th, 2009 06:06 pm
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So, we are about to head out and have our first real vacation type thing ever... even if it is just a weekend.

Camping at Rock Island.

I can't wait.

In other news, Coffee and tea are yummy, and I've been up since 5 yesterday morning (two one hour naps aside). Work pushes suck. Lissa snuggles are yummy.
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#amazonfail as an epic Bantown troll?

.. wouldn't surprise me. slick hack, Fucking douchenozzle move.
But, it's a troll. Lack of douchenozzleness would be surprising.

Using the GLBT community is pretty annoying, would have been more amusing (but less believable I guess) if it had been some religious book or another.


Apr. 11th, 2009 02:19 am
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thus marks the end of a three day zomgMustBuildAppNao coding push, with 6 hours sleep total across that time. On the other hand, Learned a bit about WML, which is actually pretty freakin nifty. Variables in markup, whodathunkit right?
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Lissa was going nuts with a crashing computer, and it was causing stress. So... we finally had enough wiggle room in the budget, and bought our new cuteness

Glee ;)
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So, I'm really really really happy about my progress on art recently. I'm not where I want to be, but I'm starting to see some of the road of how to get into that vicinity. It's long, twisty, and ugly, but it is totally worth it :)

I know there are some artists (comic and not) who at least browse this, any crit that you can give would be appreciated. As nice as it is to hear "yay pretty" (and yes, I've got an ego to stroke just as much as anyone else ;) I really do want to improve my art, and one of the best ways to do that is to talk with people who are better than I and have them tell me where I fucked up.

Images behind the cut )
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It's amusing enough to do personality quizzes for me, because I can never really answer most of the questions fairly. I actually think I have a much more nuanced view and method of interacting with the world than they let me express. Yes I can be a bit of an ass and sorta hardline, but that doesn't mean I don't value empathy and other things too.

Anyway, here is my result set for the personality type quiz which people haz been dewin.
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With very little preamble Jon Stewart tears Jim Cramer a new one. Or several new ones.

What is insane to me is that our news media is so corrupt and sold out that a COMEDIAN can take them to task in complete seriousness for what they did. This is not a regulator. This is not a judge, nor an expert in the field of finance or anything else... Jon Stewart is just an intelligent, dangerous show host who can make the funny hurt and stick.

And I hope he keeps doing it.
polerin: My shadow on a wall (disposable femininity)
I woke up at 5:30 yesterday morning shaking and shivering, even though I was under a comforter and an electric blanket. My joints ached, my temples were throbbing in pain from the sinus backup, I was coughing up my right lung, and taking a bath only made it worse. Two Ibuprofen, a great deal of discomfort, and one shower with the hot water pointed straight at my face later... I was able to get back to sleep for 3 hours. This cycle continued for the rest of the day.

Woke up, tried to work, and decided I couldn't even do that. Took some more ibuprofen, and crashed for an hour, after which Lissa was instructed to try and wake me up. Which she did, and I told her to go bugger off for another half hour. She gave me a hug and was unable to wake me up for 3 hours, at which point I was shaking and so dehydrated I puked up the first glass of water she brought me because I was a dumb ass and drank it too quickly.

Lissa made me chicken noodle soup and brought me Gatorade, and only rolled her eyes a little bit about my whining. Did I mention she was recovering from her own sicks too? At least she had a voice yesterday.

My heart goes out to those who have to deal with a serious medical issue on a regular basis. I don't see how you manage.
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I'm pretty sure someone out there in the wilderness of the intartubes has done something like this before, but how about a video attack meme.

In the comments of this post, leave a link (or embed a video) to a song that you think represents me, then do this for you as well!
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According to Typalyzer my shows that I am....
The Artists
The gentle and compassionate type. They are especially attuned their inner values and what other people need. They are not friends of many words and tend to take the worries of the world on their shoulders. They tend to follow the path of least resistance and have to look out not to be taken advantage of.

They often prefer working quietly, behind the scene as a part of a team. They tend to value their friends and family above what they do for a living.

... Heh. There are things that are true, I care about my family more than I do about what I do for a living and I tend to take the worries of the world on my shoulders.

The stuff in bold however.. wow. Couldn't be more wrong.


Feb. 23rd, 2009 03:07 pm
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So, if any of you see jake, tell him that he is ultimate awesome, and has helped me immensely already. I actually understand a bit of what I was doing on the bass last night and during lunch today.


Who I am

Feb. 20th, 2009 12:33 pm
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This was in response to a a post over at womanist musings

I don't know what a "proper feminist" or "proper feminist issue" is. Nor do I really care... I am more than just a feminist, or an anti-racist, or any of the other hats I wear. It took me forever to find this quote but it really sums up why I find this division of issues into little sub-categories hurtful and absolutely wrong. Please excuse the use of Man to mean human. Bakunin does have his issues (among them the fact that he expressed several antisemitic views) and this was written in 1871.
Behind the cut.. )
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But there are racist fuckwads laughing up their sleeve and defending that Racist as SHIT political cartoon.

Seriously, come on. COME THE FUCK ON.

Fuck PETA.

Feb. 10th, 2009 12:53 pm
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PETA dresses up as the KKK in downtown New York.

I can no longer support anything that PETA does. I would ask all of you who are involved in animal rights on my F-List to call them out and ask the organizations you support (hopefully not PETA) to do the same. They have a history of disregard for anyone or anything not animal rights related, and they drive people like me away from wanting to help at all.
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So, Had the easiest "help friend move" experience ever, cuz [livejournal.com profile] wolfgrrl was awesome, doesn't have much stuff and was all packed already. We then came home, cleaned up the bedroom massively, got several loads of laundry done and folded, and received our new bed (which is awesomeness). At this point, tired from a long day and seduced by our comfortable new bed, we laid down and went to slee.. WAIT! No! We can't go to sleep!

We get up, get dressed, and go to rock the fuck out to the Aeronauts at Springwater (swampwater.. blah. not my favourite venue). They rocked the socks off of my feet, then kindly put them back on and tied my shoes while they were at it. Which is good because after they finished their set, the epic fail of not-burlesque drove us screaming from the bar.

Arriving home at 2:30am, we collapsed into tender mercies of our new soft, comfortable, solid mattress. Which, unlike our previous one does not have a sink-hole in the centre of it. We didn't wake up until 11:30 or so. It was good, oh so good.

When we did wake, however, we folded another more clothes, did a load of dishes, and Lissa did a bunch of work for a client. After she finished up, we headed over to the clamshack and just relaxed the rest of the day with the awesomeness that is the group over there.

All in all.. good weekend ;)
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Yeah. Specially when it's a serial killer who is killing everyone you love, and torturing you in between each murder. Then letting you go to run again. gah. Had to doodle.
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I disagree with your assessment that the art in question is vile, but I'll put that aside for what I think is your actual intent with the post. You've stated that the problem with the art is that it is political and ugly. I take it that you are mixing political and social commentary into one from your wording. I'll use political in that way to keep the terms similar.

I am not sure what to do with the ugly comment, I consider much art I find very moving to be at least slightly ugly, or at least slightly painful to look at. I do not intend to mean that beauty has no place in art, or that asking art to inspire hope is not a worthy thing.

Hope itself implies change though, that there can be a better world than the one that exists now. This is political in it's very nature, as to get a better world, we have to change what we've got. To do this honestly though, hope must be grounded in reality. For things to become better, we must address what is wrong.

As a World, we need to talk about it, to understand it's dimensions and it's meaning. We discuss our hopes and our dreams, but integral to that conversation is a discussion about our fears and our disappointments.

Bloggers do this all the time, talking about what they see wrong, or right, how they hope, how they love. Sometimes they even talk about how they hate, or how their anger affects them. We only have one world, and there are a whole bunch of different people who want to live in it, and want to have a good life for them and their families. All of these interests and ideals matter very much to the people who hold them, and they search for ways to express them.

Artists are no different. They express their view of beauty, hopes and fears, they document the world around them or the world as it could be, and ask if this is how we want it to be.


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