( Please enjoy more of people's deepest and darkest secrets behind the cut. )
( Please enjoy more of people's deepest and darkest secrets behind the cut. )
Apparently five human feet, all wearing running shoes, have washed up near Vancouver since August of 2007. The most recent one, found last month, was just matched to another found in May.
And, ironically, a sixth foot was discovered about 30 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington (a town on the Olympic Peninsula of Twilight fame!) Hmm.
I think I lost my iPod. It was in an open pocket of my purse yesterday and I was walking around all over downtown. I swear I heard something hit the floor at the bank but when I looked around I couldn't find anything. I'll bet that's where it is. Or was. Probably not there now.
Damn. You would think I could use the advance on my book to buy a new one, as a reward for myself, right? Nope, I'll need the advance to pay the St. Augustine Historical Society's outrageous usage fees for the photos I'll need. Oh well. It's all in the name of being published. Now I need to write a novel.
And the strangest thing happened to me last night - I woke up with the WORST cramps, but I've been off my period for at least a week. They felt exactly like menstrual cramps - in my lower abdomen, shooting all the way down and through to my lower back - but who gets menstrual cramps after their period? I took an ibuprofen and a really hot bath, and while the bath usually helps and didn't, once the ibuprofen kicked in I literally passed out and woke up this morning thinking, Well, I guess the pain medication finally started working.
I also noticed some tiny little bumps on my shin, and one on my hand, which WebMD has diagnosed to be little bitty warts. Eew, right? So I thought to myself, how do you randomly get warts as an adult when you've never had one before? Apparently warts are caused by a virus. Guess which one? HPV! If you have a break in your skin, the virus can get in a give you warts! Scary yes? So I immediately panicked when I saw HPV, which is being touted as an STD and one of the leading causes of cervical cancer (see the Gardasil commercial), so now I'm concerned that I should go get a pelvic, even though I haven't needed one in, oh, 4 years. I know I should have been getting them every six months or so, even if I haven't been having sex, but I just thought that if I wasn't getting any of the benefits of sleeping with anyone, I didn't want to have to deal with getting exams. That's not fair.
But I guess I should. The HPV thing and random abdominal pains have me freaked out ^.^
There's apparently a group on Flickr who started a fun little game of dumping the contents of your purse, arranging it for a photo and then explaining. Then everyone else comments on what the contents say about the owner.
So, check out my contents behind the cut, and please tell me, what do you think of me based on the contents of my bag?
Trying to be sneaky or anything? It's really not a big deal. But that's why it's so frustrating - all you have to do is stick my name in the Comments field. Why would you say that you will and then not? It's just an asshole thing to do.
- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
- If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.
- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it. Once a wish has been granted, it will be crossed off my list.
You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.
1. I want my Grandpa back >.<
2. Another paid year on LJ would be nice!
3. Anything and everything from my Amazon wish list.
4. A brown sectional couch for my living room (since Julio is in no hurry to buy and apparently has terrible taste anyway).
5. A Paramore Fanclub membership.
6. Paramore to play a concent somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon line. This comes with the stipulation that it occurs on a day I can finagle my way out of work. Monday or Tuesday would be best.
7. A certain Air Force boy to realize how perfect for one another we would be and announce his interest in me.
8. Bare Minerals makeup starter kit in Light
9. More than 1 day off for Christmas. Ideally, I would like at least a week off. But we all know that this will NOT happen.
10. The posters at paramoremusic to stop multiple-posting, stop posting about their cats and their best friends, and type using correct grammar and punctuation. Oh, and no more Z's. Ever.
If you want my home address email me or comment asking for it. Also if you have a list like this, comment and link me to it and maybe I'd be able to grant you one of the wishes. :)
I just got my latest issue of Flagler Magazine, and read an article I thought I'd share.
Rosa Loves is an organization, founded by another Flagler alumnus, that designs t-shits for charity. Their hook is that their t-shirts are (A) actually cool and (B) not giving a tiny percentage to a larger charit who will then split it up into even smaller portions and let it disappear forever. Rosa Loves will design a shirt for a specific individual's cause and then print it until the individual's need is fulfilled. That way, you know exactly where your money is going. And in case you forget, the individual's story is printed on the inside of the shirt, next to your heart. The shirts themselves are also printed on high-quality anti-sweatshop shirts made by American Apparel. Here's an example of a few designs:
The first shirt, 'Glenda,' purchased a new walker for a beloved resident of West Augustine, FL. The second, 'Indo Made,' bought a poor Indonesian fisherman, who had to borrow a boat to support his family, a boat of his own.
Unfortunately, both of these designs' goals have been met so they are no longer in print, but you can check out Rosa Loves for the designs currently for sale.
Quit my crappy hotel job. YAY!
Yeah, I did. Working at a hotel has made me genuinely loathe people in general, but hey, I didn't love them to start with.
And for those two of you who are interested, my letter of resignation is here.
Not behind a cut because it shouldn't be.
A lot has been said about how to prevent rape.
Women should learn self-defense.
Women should lock themselves in their houses after dark.
Women shouldn't have long hair and women shouldn't wear short skirts.
Women shouldn't leave drinks unattended. Fuck, they shouldn't dare to get drunk at all.
Instead of that bullshit, how about:
If a woman is drunk, don't rape her.
If a woman is walking alone at night, don't rape her.
If a women is drugged and unconscious, don't rape her.
If a woman is wearing a short skirt, don't rape her.
If a woman is jogging in a park at 5 a.m., don't rape her.
If a woman looks like your ex-girlfriend you're still hung up on, don't rape her.
If a woman is asleep in her bed, don't rape her.
If a woman is asleep in your bed, don't rape her.
If a woman is doing her laundry, don't rape her.
If a woman is in a coma, don't rape her.
If a woman changes her mind in the middle of or about a particular activity, don't rape her.
If a woman has repeatedly refused a certain activity, don't rape her.
If a woman is not yet a woman, but a child, don't rape her.
If your girlfriend or wife is not in the mood, don't rape her.
If your step-daughter is watching TV, don't rape her.
If you break into a house and find a woman there, don't rape her.
If your friend thinks it's okay to rape someone, tell him it's not, and that he's not your friend.
If your "friend" tells you he raped someone, report him to the police.
If your frat-brother or another guy at the party tells you there's an unconscious woman upstairs and it's your turn, don't rape her, call the police and report him as a rapist.
Tell your sons, god-sons, nephews, grandsons, and sons of friends that it's not okay to rape someone.
Don't just tell your women friends how to be safe and avoid rape.
Don't imply that she could have avoided it if she'd only done/not done x,y or z.
Don't imply that it's in any way her fault.
Don't let silence imply agreement when someone tells you he "got some" with the drunk girl.
Don't perpetuate a culture that tells you that you have no control over or responsibility for your actions. You can, too, help yourself.
If you agree, repost it. It's that important.
|Your Personality Is Like Marijuana|
You're laid back and easy going, so much so that taking a shower is often too much trouble for you!
Nevertheless, you're quite popular, and many people enjoy your company. You're rarely turned down.
You're prone to giggle fits, paranoia, and forgetting where you are exactly.
|You May Be a Bit Dependent...|
You're more than a little preoccupied with being abandoned.
You need a lot of support in your life, at all times.
It's difficult for you to survive on your own...
And you don't reallly think you ever could.
|Your Wrath Quotient: 35%|
Sometimes you get really angry, but nothing out of the norm.
While you may wish someone harm, it's pretty unlikely that you'd actually do anything about it.
|You Should Rule Saturn|
Saturn is a mysterious planet that can rarely be seen with the naked eye.
You are perfect to rule Saturn because like its rings, you don't always follow the rules of nature.
And like Saturn, to really be able to understand you, someone delve beyond your appearance.
You are not an easy person to befriend. However, once you enter a friendship, you'll be a friend for life.
You think slowly but deeply. You only gain great understanding after a situation has past.
|You've Changed 64% in 10 Years|
Compared to who you were ten years ago, you've changed a great deal.
In fact, you're probably in a completely different phase of your life - and very happy about it!
|Your Taste in Music:|
90's Pop: High Influence
90's Rock: Medium Influence
Classic Rock: Medium Influence
80's Alternative: Low Influence
80's Pop: Low Influence
|You Are 30% Boyish and 70% Girlish|
Even if you're not a girl, you're very feminine.
You're in touch with your feelings, and your heart rules you.
A bit of a emotional roller coaster, one moment you're up and the next you're down.
But no matter what, you try to be as cute and perky as possible.
|You Are Likely a Third Born|
At your darkest moments, you feel vulnerable.
At work and school, you do best when you're comparing things.
When you love someone, you tend to like to please them.
In friendship, you are loyal to one person.
Your ideal careers are: sales, police officer, newspaper reporter, inventor, poet, and animal trainer.
You will leave your mark on the world with inventions, poetry, and inspiration.
|You Are The High Priestess|
You represent mystery - secrets that are yet to be revealed.
You find yourself sitting between two worlds: one dark, one light.
You tend to hold these two worlds in balance, reconciling the two.
Open and welcoming, you invite others to learn your secrets.