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Monday, December 6th, 2010
6:59 am - Is LJ dead?
Sometimes I wonder if all of my friends have abandoned LJ for Facebook. My Space didn't kill LJ, but that might be because it was too customizable at a time when most people had dial-up and loading pages on My Space took forever. But Facebook might have done it. My communities still update, but less frequently than they used to.

I hate Facebook. I hate its layout, there's too much going on everywhere on it that I just can't be bothered with it. I only have an account because Rich set one up for me to use as a dumping ground/friend for his applications.

What really pissed me off is when Witchvox decided to move their news updates there. That was pretty much why I checked Witchvox everyday, most of their own posted essays are too fluffy, but I liked knowing what was going on in the Pagan community. I haven't bothered with Witchvox in some months. They may have lost a good bit of traffic on their main site because of the change. If people, like me, used it for news (and if unlike me, they use Facebook)then they have no reason to go to the site other than to see if there are events in their area.

Facebook involves too many things. Yet, I guess in this world of Twitter and the like, it's what we get and it's what people like. I'm just not like most people. I like simplicity. FaceBook is not simple.

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Friday, November 5th, 2010
6:19 am - I'm feeling Revolutiony today
"Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot."

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
6:10 am
Saturday, my father passed out while driving his pick-up and crashed into a house. One of his vertebrae is shattered. On the bright side: he's not paralyzed, and they appear to have hopes of full recovery from it. Right now, they appear to be more concerned about why he's passing out and have him in ICU for observation.

That's the news.

IS Gnerds comic dead? It's not coming up anymore (and it hadn't updated in well over a month)?

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Saturday, July 17th, 2010
12:51 pm
I am now 30 years old. Not sure if I should be freaking out or not. Kind of feels like any other day, no one much cares about me, so no parties or wild happenings. At least it's Saturday and I don't have to work.

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Work actually canceled today. Might be delayed tomorrow.

So Rich and I put in our 60 days. We are moving at the end of March. For an interim period, we are moving in with his grandparents to save up money for the big move to Selinsgrove. That move should happen around October or November.

Rich has his hearing for his disability appeal on Wednesday. Let's hope he gets it, that will make the move even faster and easier.

I think I'm gonna take a nap. I'd try shoveling the parking lot, but the neighbors hid their shovel from me (possibly in an attempt to make me NOT do it and make the land lord do it like he's supposed to) and our shovel is small and plastic...almost like a toy. Keep forgetting to get a better one, and when I do think of it, they're inevitability sold out (because I only think of it right before a storm).

Upstairs neighbor is somehow convinced I'm psychic and can help with the house ghost....which seems like it's doing some emotional damage up there more than physical stuff (like it was doing here before I yelled at it). I've always considered myself the least gifted person in my family psychically (mother's side, they don't talk about it much, but it seems they all have something). Whatever, we're moving. I cleanse the place well before I go, but I can't make promises to upstairs lady. They want to move too, and why? Because our property manager is a douche bag. Not sure how much I've ranted about him, but he's...pretty awful as human beings go.

That's the news. As for the weather....SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.

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Monday, December 28th, 2009
5:59 pm
Didn't move, not sure if anyone noticed or cared.

Not much going on. Lost 15lbs, but that was before holiday diet hiatus.

Someday, I'll have something useful and fun to say.

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Saturday, July 18th, 2009
2:05 am - One year older...
Another birthday has passed, and not much (currently) has changed. I am looking into buying a house in Shamokin for $15,000. This means moving (always a hassle) and getting a new job (hopefully a real one with actual benefits). But I'll have my own place to do with as I please with room for actual guests to visit me without having to sleep on my living room floor. And it gets me out of my current job, which is starting to get to me (I have this tendency towards complacency, as long as I have a job, even if I'm not happy, I'll keep it). I think that issue stems from getting out of college when the economy was crap and watching it just turn to more crap. With the amount I'll be saving on rent, though even getting paid minimum wage at Wal-Mart as a night time stock-person (I couldn't handle daytime regular retail anymore, I hate people too much) I would still probably. Considering in 3 years, at about $600 a month, I've spent $21,600; the monthly payment of a 20 year mortgage of $15,000 would be substantially less (even factoring in property taxes (which are very low in the area) and home owner's insurance into the monthly payment(at most $200.00, versus $600.00). Of course I will have a few more utilities to pay as well, gas heat in winter, sewer and trash. Since I pay water and electricity here, that usage won't change much.

The place will probably need to be re-wired before I move in, my friend can do it for 1/3 the price it would cost through a stranger (5,000 versus 15,000). Other than a good cleaning, the place would be livable barring that. It won't be pretty yet, but that can be worked on at a more reasonable rate. Kitchen first....because ...it's fucking PINK.

Anyway, that's the news.

We'll probably need some big strong friends to help us move furniture. Hope to be moved by Samhain. Seems a good time to set up a new household, the start of the new year (Celticly speaking anyway).

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Thursday, June 25th, 2009
10:38 pm - Michael Jackson is dead
My first thought is: who are we gonna gawk at now? I know we tend to gawk at all celebrities, but Michael Jackson was especially gawk worthy because of what he did to his face. Who'd have guessed Liz Taylor would outlive him?

My second thought is: Wow...just wow...I can't believe it. Honestly, it feels like a hoax. I can imagine him being the next "Elvis Presley". People will think he faked his death and will be seeing him everywhere for the next 50 years. As much as I didn't like the guy (or rather, thought he was fucking weird...I'm not sure he ever molested children...just put himself in the situation to be accused of it, more than once, which is naive at best), he was very much part of the scene when I was very young. My sister idolized him and I remember boys at school wearing knock-offs of the Thriller jacket.

I am honestly shocked by his death. More so than I was with David Carradine, Ed McMahon or Farrah Fawcett. I also know Patrick Swayze will die soon. His cancer was too far advanced when it was discovered to hold out much hope. I don't think I've been this shocked over celebrity deaths since (aside from Heath Ledger), Bob Denver (Gilligan) and Don Adams (Maxwell Smart/Inspector Gadget) died. I loved both Gilligan's Island and Get Smart when I was young and having them both gone really struck a cord.

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
9:22 pm - Here's live action music video I found...

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8:01 pm
As I was leaving my parking lot today,I almost hit a falcon. (It was too small to be a hawk, beak too thick to be a kestrel). The coloring was not quite right for an adult peregrine falcon, it was too brown, so if it was a peregrine (the only species I could find listed as being local), it would have been a juvenile, as they are more brown in color than the adults.

It must have been camouflaged by the hedge because all of a sudden it flew up in front of my car and landed on a tree branch above. Its feathers were magnificent. When it landed it looked right at me.

I'm glad I didn't hit it. Very glad, I think I would have been inconsolable for awhile. I've never hit an animal, let alone a protected species.

Animals have always been symbolic for me. A good deal of my more meaningful dreams involve animals. Usually it means someone/something is trying to get my attention...

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Sunday, February 8th, 2009
9:49 pm - By music taste alone...
My boyfriend must be a lesbian....

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Thursday, February 5th, 2009
7:28 pm - Disney AMV

I think this is really well done.

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Saturday, January 31st, 2009
5:16 pm
I am inked.

There is now a raven on my arm. I will post pictures if and when I can (I don't have a digital camera or a flickr account).

Rich got one as well, he has a rose on his wrist.

Thanks to Faith (she doesn't have an LJ) for being cool and thinking it was awesome to buy her friends their first tattoos.

I want another one.....

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Friday, January 30th, 2009
10:58 pm
Tomorrow, if all goes well and I don't chicken out, I'll be getting my first tattoo.

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Thursday, January 29th, 2009
5:36 pm
There is a town in Pennsylvania called Hermitage. I find this to be an oxymoron.

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
5:41 pm - Return of the Radical Feminist
Back around say, 2005, I used to post very angry feminist rants, until I burnt myself out (guess I'm not meant to hold that kind of passion). Anyway, this is less angry than those, but it is something that gets on my nerves.

Let's say Jane Doe married John Smith, and chose to change her name to Jane Smith (I have no problem with this, my thought on it is that I would only change my name if I liked his name better than my "maiden" name [another term I find out-dated given most women are not virgins when they get married anymore], so women should be free to change their name or not depending on their own choices). I do, however, do not understand if Jane Smith, when writing a letter or calling somewhere (this is in reference to my work) would label herself as Mrs. John Smith. Like she does not have an identity outside of that, like she stopped being her own person the day she changed her name. Like Jane no longer exists and only Mrs. remains. It bothers me right down to my feminist core.

I will not be owned in that way. When I marry my fiance, I will be Teresa EbonRose, not Mrs. Richard EbonRose. (though if we buy that land you can get a lordship from in Scotland [it's like 50.00], I might be Lady Teresa EbonRose :P)But I still would not give up my name, how I would be addressed. I don't particularly like Teresa as a name, but it's mine and keeping it means I have the power of that name.

That is all for today's Radical Feminist Rant.

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Monday, December 1st, 2008
5:33 pm - a question of honor
Sometimes I can be pretty archaic, and I think one of the ways I am archaic is my code of honor. I believe my (and my fiance's) honor has been called into question by a friend (a friend he has done much for), this angers me (it irks my fiance, but he does not feel as angry as I do). In the old days, such a slight would have been settled with a duel, maybe only to first blood, maybe to the death. Now, there are laws against duels (and to be frank, since I am not a gun person, physically, I am more fit than she and it would not be a fair fight)and I don't feel it's worth a police record in this day and age.

How would you handle a situation in which you feel your honor was called into question? (I can give more details if necessary, but the story is very long, even if abridged, so I decided to be more general).

X-posted, so sorry if you see it more than once.


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Friday, November 21st, 2008
11:28 pm - Songs
What song reminds you the most of me? Answer, then post this in your own journal and see what you get as your soundtrack.

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
7:03 am - Stolen from Aned
If you saw me in the back of a police car, what would you think I was arrested for? Answer me, then post this in your own journal to see how many different crimes you get accused of committing.

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
7:14 am - Question
Do you think we should get rid of the Electoral College? I personally would feel like my voting counted more, if you know, I was actually voting for the President and not voting to attempt to gain the grace of a political entity that they might choose the one I favor. I think, especially with how the 2000 election went, I've become jaded with this process and I think there needs to be a change before I'll feel like my voice counts worth a damn.

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