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Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007, 02:10 pm

I hate you Barbie. I hate you for taking all the creativity out of a little girl's Halloween. I hate the fact that you and Disney have taken all the cautionary tales and turned them into 'everything will be all right, because I'm the beautiful princess'. I hate the way that everything falls into your lap, and the obligatory evil queen/sorceress/wizard ends up just being plain stupid so that you can 'miraculously' sweep them aside.

I hate the whole commercialized industry that you represent. I hate the fact that it goes so quickly from one thing to another so that the five other costumes that someone has are no longer what's 'in', and you're stuck with either shelling out for the latest 'Barbie as....' merchandise or trying to jerry-rig something that looks passable, and still know that it's not what's really wanted.

Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007, 11:53 pm
I wanted to NaNo....

Especially with the demise of SBTT. No, don't try to talk me out of it, I don't even want to look at it again. I'd made up my mind that I was going to write this year, thinking that I would actually have alone-time in which to do it, but the temp company keeps falling through, and it's damned hard to write with someone looking over my shoulder or flipping back and forth on the TV.

Yes, I like noise when I write, but it has to be consistent. The jump as it goes from M*A*S*H to NFL to wrestling to Family Guy drives me nuts when I'm not writing.

On top of that, my part time job has dried up again - it's never constant work, just spates of mad panic separated by stretches of waiting. We can probably float through another month, but after that, something's gotta give.

Tue, Jun. 26th, 2007, 10:27 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that a true kilt had to be made out of a tartan fabric. At the very least, plaid.

Unless I'm wrong in that assumption, Roddy Piper just came out on TV wearing an ordinary pleated skirt.

Fri, Jun. 15th, 2007, 11:45 pm
I don't normally do memes, but I need a dose of weird.

List the weirdest encounter involving me as a response to this post. In return I will go to your LJ and do the same.

Thu, Jun. 14th, 2007, 12:54 pm
Note to kid.

If you come to me asking for something, please, for the love of kittens,

1) talk louder than the air conditioning.
2) finish the sentence in less than three minutes. "I.......would........like........a........" is not a full sentence, and doesn't help either of us.
3) when I go and get you what you asked for, do not start fussing because you neglected to tell me that you wanted a bun after I've already cut the hot dog up. You never ask for a bun. The few times that I've given you a bun, you pull the hot dog out of the bun and leave the bun. If you're actually hungry, you'll eat the damn cut-up hot dog.

Thu, Jun. 14th, 2007, 01:18 am
I realize....

That men have a tendency to think with only one head at a time. And I realize that between your broken arm and my monthly cycle, we haven't been getting a lot of opportunities.

But please! When I am dry-hacking constantly because my lungs feel like they're filled with molasses, think with the upper head before asking if I might be 'frisky' tonight.

Tue, May. 29th, 2007, 12:44 am
No loan at the karma bank? I'm sure my account must be full....

Well, I now have my *second* rejection from an agent. This one gave me the mildly helpful "Needs revision" stamp. (Collect the whole set!)

This was what I was trying to avoid when I handed the MS to my mother. A) She was an English teacher. B) She 'doesn't read that fantasy crap'. She kept asking for more.

This was what I was trying to avoid when I started putting up parts on LJ. Actually, I don't know about how that worked. I got damn few comments on that journal. I eventually stopped posting on it, and never got any complaints, and LJ doesn't have a track on page-views.

If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.

Tue, May. 15th, 2007, 10:05 pm
I'm going to look at the positive side of this.

I still remember how to fold a triangular bandage and tie an effective sling.

Mon, May. 7th, 2007, 09:51 am
Good news for a change

Well, employment things have gone on the upswing. DS is working as a trailer jockey (the Career Center put him in touch with a temp agency and I am biting my tongue not to say "I TOLD YOU SO!") and I've started getting more typing work from my part-time job. I'm going to try putting extra hours in, although I'm limited by the actual work available. Even the 7 hours a week will be something, though.

Wed, May. 2nd, 2007, 05:01 pm
***SCA People, I need info***

Damn, I'm chatty today.

I know a lot of people on my friends list are in the SCA. Have there been any issues with movement-impaired people participating, specifically in combat? A person I am aware of (not a friend, or even an acquaintance), who is confined to a power-chair, is attempting to take part in a foam-padded weapon group and the issues are thick on both sides. Some people are citing personal safety (theirs and his), while others are citing anti-discrimination laws.

The power-chair user fully intends to participate in full-contact combat (people wear armor and whack at each other with padded PVC piping in open fields - campouts are on rougher terrain.)

If there have been any incidents/resolutions/etc. that anyone knows about, I'd really appreciate some info and feedback.

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