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Oct. 21st, 2010

Fountain pen

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Happy birthday, sister. I miss you like crazy.

Jan. 9th, 2010

groooooovy (neopets)

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I know I'm not on LJ much at all these days, but I felt the need to share this here. 'Cause it's important.

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Yes. That is what it looks like.

Yes. I am engaged.

SQUEE!

Yes, I just squeed.

Several months ago I started dating a very, very good friend of mine, someone who I was always convinced there would be incompatible relationship goals with. Turns out, people mature, and change their minds on things. And seeing as we only were going to enter into a relationship if it were serious, we knew it wouldn't be long before we either decided it wasn't going to work, or we... well, did this.

In case you're wondering who that would be- here, have this picture:

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That is Sunday (pronounced "Soon-day"- there should be an accent over the u, but I don't know how to make that) Cole, who has been one of my closest and dearest friends for over twelve years now.

Here is us being schmoopy:

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I don't have enough words to describe how happy I am. This feels good and right and comfortable and exciting all at once.

w00t!

Sep. 23rd, 2009

Fountain pen

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thinks that "Semiotical Baggage" would be a good name for a band.

Sep. 19th, 2009

Fountain pen

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Libby and I have been friends for 19 years this summer! Thank you, Interlochen!

Aug. 26th, 2009

Sad kitty

(no subject)

Ted Kennedy has died

Aug. 24th, 2009

Illogical

Writer's Block: Interspecies Communication

Have you ever had your feelings hurt by an animal?



Seriously?!?

Aug. 22nd, 2009

groooooovy (neopets)

(no subject)

I don't like some of his policies, but I'm impressed that President Obama even decided to give a Ramadan message.





Ramadan Kareem!
groooooovy (neopets)

Cutest news story EVAR!

Six year old boy named "Director of Fun" for the National Railway Museum in York

"In his application Sam wrote: 'I have an electric train track. I am good on my train track. I can control two trains at once.'

Bosses were so taken with his enthusiasm they offered him a role as director of fun. "
funny

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kalmn, in her post about the ELCA's recent decision to allow (non-celibate, AKA partnered) LGB (T isn't even in the discussion lexicon yet) ordination, she describes the three main branches of the Lutheran church as such:

"for those of you not familiar with the lutheran church in its many weirdo varieties, the elca is the "mainstream" lutheran church. (there are also the missouri synod and the wisconsin synod, aka six miles to right of attila the hun and six miles farther right than that. as well as many smaller sects.)"

which amuses me to great ends.

Aug. 21st, 2009

w00t!

(no subject)

ELCA Votes to Allow Gay Pastors

Aug. 19th, 2009

Fountain pen

(no subject)

I try to know the folks I follow here on LJ by their first names, but sometimes that doesn't happen.

We got a donation check at the community from someone in Hyattsville, MD, who said they read about it on violachic's blog, but I didn't recognize the name at all.

I'm curious if it is someone who reads this LJ regularly, and I'd love it if you'd let me know who you are. Comments are screened, so the whole world doesn't have to know.

Thank you!
Fountain pen

(no subject)

Happening NOW!

http://faithforhealth.org/
Fountain pen

(no subject)

Fifteen minutes! Are you going to be there?

http://faithforhealth.org/join-the-call
Abbie Hoffman

Best thing I've seen in a LONG time!

be the change

(no subject)

TODAY at 4 pm Central time!


http://faithforhealth.org/join-the-call


Listen in as faith leaders around the nation hold a public conference call with President Obama regarding health care reform!

Aug. 17th, 2009

be the change

(no subject)

40 minutes for Health Care Reform! National Faith Community Call To Action with special guest, President Barack Obama!

Join us Wednesday, August 19th at 5:00 PM EDT to hear from faith leaders across the country and President Barack Obama! RSVP to let us know you’ll be on the call, submit a question for the speakers, and learn more about what you can do to help pass health reform.


CALL SPONSORS:

AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH (AME)

CATHOLICS IN ALLIANCE FOR THE COMMON GOOD

CATHOLICS UNITED

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

DISCIPLES CENTER FOR PUBLIC WITNESS

DISCIPLES JUSTICE ACTION NETWORK

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA

FAITHFUL AMERICA

FAITHFUL REFORM IN HEALTH CARE

FAITH IN PUBLIC LIFE

GAMALIEL FOUNDATION

ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA

JEWISH COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS

JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL

NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION, USA, INC.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES IN CHRIST

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN

NETWORK, A NATIONAL CATHOLIC SOCIAL JUSTICE LOBBY

PICO NATIONAL NETWORK

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA), WASHINGTON OFFICE

PROGRESSIVE NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION

RELIGIOUS ACTION CENTER OF REFORM JUDAISM

SAMUEL DEWITT PROCTOR CONFERENCE

SISTERS OF MERCY OF THE AMERICAS

SOJOURNERS

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

THE LATINO LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

THE NEW EVANGELICALS

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOCIATION

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH GENERAL BOARD OF CHURCH AND SOCIETY

WASHINGTON OFFICE OF WOMEN’S DIVISIONS, GENERAL BOARD OF GLOBAL MINISTRIES, UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Aug. 9th, 2009

Abbie Hoffman

(no subject)

From today's PostSecret posting:


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I kinda secretly hope that I'm this feisty when I'm an old lady. Luckily, these days I have lots of fantastic role models.

Aug. 8th, 2009

COH3

(no subject)

If you are interested in being on the mailing list for the Community of the Holy Trinity (my intentional community), please PM or email me with your snail mail address.

Aug. 6th, 2009

awkward sexual advances

(no subject)

So I guess these days I'm doing my talking pretty much on Facebook.

So if you want to know what I'm saying, you should probably find me there.

You can search either for my full name, or if you don't know that, you can search for the email I have listed on my profile page. You need to have me list you on my friends list to see that, so if you don't see it, I haven't friended you, and that means I don't know you, and you probably don't need to be able to find me on Facebook.

If you can't find me on FB and think you should be able to, let me know.
Habibi 09

Pictures taken recently that I'm particularly proud of

I really, really wish I had a good camera.


Yes, they're almost all of Habibi, of course.


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Aug. 3rd, 2009

Fountain pen

(no subject)

eumelia, I took this photo for you at the Fred Phelps counterprotest today. I was thinking of Tel Aviv all during it.

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Aug. 2nd, 2009

Abbie Hoffman

Counterprotest Fred Phelps!

A synagogue in my community is being targeted by Fred Phelps, and his folks from Westboro Baptist Church. Phelps is attempting to bring his message of virulent homophobia and anti-Semitism into our community, and our community says NO!

According to its upcoming picket schedule, they will be at the Emanuel Congregation from 11:15 to 11:45 tomorrow morning. Please come and help us say NO to hate, NO to homophobia, and NO to anit-Semitism!

Where: Emanuel Congregation 5959 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
When: Monday, August 3rd at 11:15 AM


Lets come out and show our community that we will not stand for hate and intolerance!


PLEASE REPOST!

Jul. 27th, 2009

Illogical

(no subject)

Thanks, Wil Wheaton, for the piece of nostalgia





I wanna know where my Happy Meal toys are this time around! Instead, McD's has those damn beanie babies again.

Jul. 23rd, 2009

Queen

(no subject)

Jul. 19th, 2009

Fountain pen

Writer's Block: Family Heirlooms

Is there anything in your family that has been passed down from generation to generation, or from family member to family member? What is it? And who do you plan to pass it on to?



Does insanity count?

Jul. 15th, 2009

Fountain pen

(no subject)

Thanks to everyone who responded to my previous post.

I want to clarify my skepticism. I'm not skeptical of universal health care- indeed, even before I had chronic health problems and no insurance, I was firmly in favor of some kind of National Health Care system.

What I'm skeptical about is that, even if the US implements such a plan, that it would be done in such a manner that it actually helps the health care crisis in our country.

Any other analyses of this are welcome.
DARE

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Can someone explain single payer health care, and its pros and cons, as if I were eight years old? Everyone seems all excited about this, but I'm still skeptical. Maybe I'm missing something.

Jul. 12th, 2009

awkward sexual advances

(no subject)

I always like to show off my new icons.

Props to bammba_m for letting me steal it.


Yay!

Jul. 11th, 2009

Fountain pen

(no subject)

Someone else's LJ entry about the same topic reminded me that on July 3rd, my LJ turned seven years old.

Weird.

A whole hell of a lot has happened in the last seven years.




Weird.

*taptaptap*

This thing still on?!?

Jul. 5th, 2009

groooooovy (neopets)

my brand-new great-nephew

Nathan Lee McGlothlin

6 lbs 10 oz

July 4th, 2009

Nathan

Welcome to the world!

Jul. 3rd, 2009

Pissed Spock

(no subject)

I can't get away from my asshole/emotionally abusive ex no matter what I do, it seems. Ten years later, it turns we have a mutual friend on Facebook (no, nobody here, so don't scramble to figure out who it is). I don't want to know anything about him, I don't care what he's doing, I don't even care if he's alive, quite frankly; I also don't want him to know where I am, what I'm doing, or how to find me. Part of me is seriously contemplating taking that mutual friend off my list, considering its not someone I would actually interact with these days, anyway.

When it rains, it sure fucking pours.

Jun. 29th, 2009

not the boss of me

Writer's Block: Childhood Firsts

What was your first word?


No!


I kid you not. Explains a few things, eh?

Jun. 24th, 2009

Fountain pen

(no subject)

Pissed Spock

(no subject)

I stole this icon from tanyad, who also gifted me the extra user icons so I could use it.



I think I'm going to use this icon every time I talk about the medical establishment, from now on. Whatddya think?

Jun. 20th, 2009

Fountain pen

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Urban tribe: if you don't have one, get one.

Jun. 19th, 2009

Fountain pen

(no subject)

Okay, was going to make a follow-up post to earlier today, but another weather front is moving in, so I am going to turn the computer off, close the windows, and go watch some Star Trek to see if I can forget temporarily what a mess the world is in.

Anyway, I am home, I'm okay, and I have an appt at a very understanding Drs office first thing tomorrow morning.

I will tell you more later.
Fountain pen

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at the moment, and even that isn't a sure thing.
Fountain pen

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Falling apart in kind of a serious way, here. Kelly and Dorian are going to take care of me. But i am having a hard time doing much more than breathing,
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Oh my God, the nurse at the St. Joseph clinic just FUCKING HUNG UP ON ME when I called to ask if the could help with the med refill crisis. I am SEEING RED!

Jun. 18th, 2009

Fountain pen

Writer's Block: Conversion Rate

Have you ever considered converting to another religion?


Well, the last few days I've seriously been considering the Find A Brick Wall And Bang Your Head Against It Repeatedly religion. Does that count?

Jun. 16th, 2009

kitty raspberry

(no subject)

That joke of a doctor's office just called to inform me that they aren't giving me any more refills until I see a doctor. It takes two weeks to get a financial aid appointment, and another two to process the application. I have three days of meds left. Something has got to give. Got to love life of the uninsured. Anyone know a doctor willing to call in scrips for me till I can get a real doctor?

Jun. 15th, 2009

Kirk LJ

(no subject)

Think

My LJ

So... um...


What do I do with this thing, again?
GEEK!

(no subject)

I'm looking pointedly at...

okay, well, I'm looking pointedly at most of you.


http://xkcd.com/597/


Also- kettle, I'm pot. Its nice to meet you.

Jun. 14th, 2009

groooooovy (neopets)

(no subject)

For those of you who care, just in case you missed it, yesterday in his blog, Neil Gaiman officially announced (well, sort of- its more that he kind of slipped it in to see if we'd notice) that yes, he is actually dating Amanda Palmer.


For some reason, this makes me happy. Mostly because I WAS RIGHT HA HA HA!
Al-quds

(no subject)

Wow.


Um.


No.

Jun. 12th, 2009

I'm not a dirty hippie

Writer's Block: Teen Time Machine

If you could be a teenager living in any decade, which one would you choose?



When the moon is in the seventh house
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love with steer the stars





Gee, I'm not sure. I think I need to think about this a little bit...

Jun. 7th, 2009

GEEK!

(no subject)

For those of you who aren't on my Facebook:

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Yes, that is my body. Yes, that is my skin. Yes, that is ink. Yes, that is permanent.



"This is Commander Chakotay. Please report to my quarters immediately."



Yes, I am a huge nerd. But a PROUD huge nerd!

May. 26th, 2009

Abbie Hoffman

(no subject)

kibbles made the best post I've seen so far today about the Prop 8 bullshit.

May. 24th, 2009

hit by a train

(no subject)

What makes community?

What are one's rights and responsibilities when one is part of a community?

How can one contribute to one's community?

I have just learned that the father of someone who is part of two of my online Communities committed suicide on Friday. Heidi is part of the Shapely Prose community, and also part of the greater Livejournal community, as thesugarmonster.

Her absolutely heartbreaking first post about it is here. Please be warned that is is potentially triggering, so if you have PTSD, you may not want to read it.

As was reported this morning on Shapely Prose, Heidi and her mother both have chronic health problems, and can not work. In addition to regular living costs, and in addition to dealing with their grief and trauma over this, they are also now responsible for funeral and burial costs for her father, and will probably have to move.

Because so many people have asked how they can help, Heidi has set up a PayPal account to take donations. Her post about it is here. I know the economy is shit right now, and I know that many of you have so little extra money. But if you have even ten dollars you can spare, please consider donating it to Heidi and her mother. This is about the most horrible thing anybody can have to go through. Also, as she states at the bottom of the post, even if you don't have anything to donate, she'd love to get cards and such that aren't bills, right now.

I don't know Heidi at all, except for having seen her as an active part of the Shapely Prose community. But this is an incredibly awful situation to be in, and I'd like to help in the way I can; in this case, it is getting the word out to others who may be in a more financially sound place, who can help out monetarily. I also plan on making and sending her and her mother a card with a note of support.

Can you help out your community today?

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