January 21st, 2009
|12:30 am - bad-ass idea time|
this is stolen from heather, cuz i like it and that was part of the rules.
seven (do I even have seven active friends?) people to respond to this post will get something made by me!
- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
- What I create will be just for you.
- It'll be done this year (2009).
- You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a mix CD. I may draw or paint something. I might bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
The catch? Oh, the catch is that you have to put this in your journal as well, if you expect me to do something for you!
PRESENTS FOR YOU:
i can't guarantee that this list will fill, but it's worth a shot, right?
Current Mood: awake
August 31st, 2007
|03:03 pm - hatred|
fuck the gre. i just want to die right now.
Current Mood: angry
March 17th, 2007
|09:23 pm - saturday|
ok, so they cleaned up the kitchen. i'm not mad now. i'm just a big ol' bitch. also, paisley has been so good today. no barking, no mouthing, no snapping, and he was not even too hyper. i just adore that little guy.
also, my dad made a myspace... that is funny. zadzwony. kubie and i went to panera, and well, it was delicious. i'm washing my sheets and preparing for the exams this week. woo hoo. woo hoo.
Current Mood: optimistic
February 16th, 2007
|03:47 pm - on demand|
i would be making entries, but i have nothing to write about.
working midnights saps my personality.
Current Mood: blah
January 16th, 2007
|09:59 pm - that professor is so darn funny|
"isn't that insane???"
"are there any psych majors who... would like to clarify whether or not that's 'insane'?"
kuba is purty funny too. he makes others laugh hysterically. me included.
Current Mood: cold
December 20th, 2006
|10:45 am - hammoud, the finest of them all|
hammoud, thy name is like a bird. really, because that's what it means. and thanks for not repacking my wound with a packing strip and long tweezers... with no anesthetic. like that other doctor did. i can only imagine your needle technique in administering local anesthetic, how superior would it have been to that of dr. rani... god, i hate doctors. and clinic environments. i never want to go back, ever. but honestly, wouldn't they have experienced the very same pain had they been in my position? i hope they haven't forgotten their humanity.
methought I heard a voice cry 'sleep no more!
macbeth does murder sleep', the innocent sleep,
sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleeve of care,
the death of each day's life, sore labour's bath,
balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,
chief nourisher in life's feast...
contrast this with nizar quabbani....
jerusalem, luminous city of prophets,
shortest path between heaven and earth
jerusalem, you of the myriad minarets,
become a beautiful little girl with burned fingers.
city of the virgin, your eyes are sad.
shady oasis where the prophet passed,
the stones of your streets grow sad,
the towers of mosques downcast.
city swathed in black, who'll ring the bells
at the holy sepulchre on sunday mornings?
who will carry toys to children
on christmas eve?
city of sorrows, a huge tear
trembling on your eyelid,
who'll save the bible?
who'll save the qur'an?
who will save christ, who will save man?
jerusalem, beloved city of mine,
tomorrow your lemon trees will bloom,
your green stalks and branches rise up joyful,
and your eyes will laugh. migrant pigeons
will return to your holy roofs
and children will go back to playing.
Parents and children will meet
on your shining streets,
my city, city of olives and peace.
Current Location: work, where else?
Current Mood: listless
December 5th, 2006
|05:19 pm - things that nauseate me|
the bureacratization/professionalization of social work
militarized masculinity and its impact on people literally everywhere (http://pandagon.net/2006/12/05/homo-obsessed-military-watchdog-elaine-donnelly-pants-over-barney-frank/)notice her choice of words in the 'battering ram' section
anti-choice movements, especially those with a liberal front (i.e. feminists for life, whose website contains possibly the most idiodic and illogical "arguments" i've ever encountered)
the reframing of sexual harassment and assault (whistling at someone/cat calling is harassment, touching someone or attempting to do so is assault, and while cops may tolerate it, i and my fellow activists won't)
post-feminism (it's not only fucking idiodic, it has no base in reality whatsoever...)
ignorance of LGBTQ issues, blatant, shameless (i.e. "WHAT'S THAT?!")
ignorance of privilege (i.e. rich white kids from northville starting a group on u of m's campus to fight affirmative action... in ruthi's words, i hope the women don't ever need free breast cancer screenings, or shelter in a program working to end domestic violence, because neither will be fully available to them soon in michigan)
there is no excuse NOT to become an activist, even on a tiny scale... look at the world we have created.
Current Mood: disgusted, still
June 9th, 2006
|10:02 am - idea|
for the last two years, i have had an idea that has come to various stages of fruition but never quite materialized into something meaningful. despite the risks and reasons to keep it a dream kicking around in my mind, i think it is finally time for me to make it a reality.
i'd like to revive the defunct chapter of the national organization for women (NOW) at umd. ideally, it would be an official chapter with direct association to the d.c. office. our issues would reflect NOW's campaigns in the context of local women's lives, seeking to establish a network for mobilizing a umd and greater detroit network with the greater membership of NOW. the key issues/activities may be, for example, choice advocacy, alliances with organized labor (an untapped resource at umd), prison reform campaigns, marriage rights campaigns, anti-domestic violence campaigns, political campaigns (especially as 2008 approaches), affirmative action, global women's health, etc. the chapter would represent a currently absent leftist voice on our campus that would reinforce the projects of other campus orgs and help to strengthen the resultant progressive network, including but not limited to WILL, Amnesty International, SOAR, and possibly HOPE. this is what i envision as a successful chapter.
any thoughts, livejournal friends? i am sure that the only way to get this off the ground is by finding a few other students willing to commit to some meetings and a few preliminary planning things, though i am prepared to take on the bulk of the work in cutting through bureacracy and getting the word out. is anyone interested in joining a revived chapter of NOW on our fair campus?
March 29th, 2005
|09:47 pm - This Pain is Temporary.|
i have to make this decision and know that it's the right thing to do. there is no reason for me to be here any longer. there is nothing here for me, and never will be. the only reason for me to stay would be to spend time with him, which is unrealistic and stupid. there is no future for us. if i stayed, it would be me losing $340 to waste time on someone that a. i'm not even with anymore and b. only contacts me once in a while now....
and i'll be on campus all the time anyway, and he can come to ann arbor if he ever decides to spend time with me. i'll be close by still. and i need to get over him and move on and realize that even if we were still together it would be a waste of time and energy because it has to be a secret, it takes too much for so little time, it's too awful being pitted against other girls, and it can never become serious even if none of these factors existed. there is nothing here on which i can rely. there never will be, and there's no use in staying.
this pain is temporary. there is nothing that distinguishes this pain from the other pain i've overcome many times before. i can do what kate said before and skip the present. that's what i'll have to do. just skip the present.
now for lighter things:
-"BRENDA! YOU FORGOT YOUR LUNCH!!!"
- brenda quoting someone's lj in a loud voice to mock it: "he's a jerk, but i'd still suck his dick" (Jeffery's shocked face in the window)
- em PAC
- angie: "i was the ONLY ONE that had to do that on the way back from john carrol..."
- "you didn't even bring anything!" (pause) "..... i brought my bo-dy?"
anyone got words of solace for me? leave them here....
Current Mood: crushed
March 25th, 2005
|04:57 pm - Je m'enfou que tu veuilles me blesser plus|
i can't wait to forget about him. i can't wait until he's a distant memory. now how is that going to happen unless i take a stand, so to speak, and decide not to let him hurt me anymore? should i separate myself from him entirely, and never speak to him again? should i keep trying to get through to him? should i resign myself to complete seclusion for the next month in order to completely remove him and his memory from my life?
why is he doing this? it must be due to his bad posture... i need to stop caring about this now. i don't know why all of this is happening at once, but i must be learning something.
et JE M'ENFICHE QUE TU M'AS DEJA OUBLIE, YOU SON OF A BITCH.
sorry.... normally i'm not prone to such outbursts, but this time i needed to say just a little something.
Current Mood: piscean?