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So, I've wanted to just go ahead and get dreadlocks for evaaaarrrrrr-after-the-wedding (since my hair is a billion feet long and a pain to take care of), but this is exceedingly impractical because I a) need to get a jizzob, and b) want to keep my husband. 

As much of a pain as this hair is, I actually kinda like it.  It does frustrate me occasionally (like, when I have to take 30 minutes or more, literally, to brush it, or the gallons upon gallons of conditioner it sucks up...)  But I think I've found a temporary answer to keep me from hacking it off or dying it purple and hot pink:


Are these things amazing or what????  They're SPARKLEY hair extensions!!!!!  SPARKLEY I tell you!!!!  Gah!  Glitter in your HAIR!  Goodness!  I can't decide what color to do!  Halp!

No, seriously.  Help. My current haircolor should be in my icon if I did it right (I know, I know, I haven't updated it in 5 years, I'm terrible.)
Current Mood: excitedexcited
10 March 2011 @ 09:57 pm
 I am going to the pirate ball down in Kansas City  next month (Will some of you all be there?)

You folks seem like the type to have a um...halter?  Belt?  Thingy?  For my sword that I wish to wear in my role as: 

**Charity Flint, Corsaire Charity Flint, to you, ye snivvlin' scumrat!**

I have the *harnessy scabbard* thing that goes with it....but i have no way to attach it to me bottom/hips/waist.  (Wherever it shall fall).

If you have such a contraption, and would be willing ot let such a sassy lass borrow it, she would be most greatful (and obliged to let thee take downward-clevage or up-the bustle pictures as reward ;)


Apologies to all my sca friends who are horrified that I do not know what this piece of clothing and/or weaponry/armory is called! This is why I am not called "costuming_nerd"

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
13 September 2010 @ 04:09 am
09 March 2010 @ 08:14 am

This is from one of my favorite photo collections (this website has a host of fantastic collections even if you're not into urban decay, so by all means, follow the link for beautiful non-decayed architecture, macro shots, human subject collections, etc.)

I think I like urban decay because I like seeing the process of nature reclaiming what man thought would be permanent.  On a more positive note, I particularly like the juxtaposition of architectural components next to natural ones that more often than not inspired them in the first place.  I also like how decaying structures start to look more human--buildings become bodies, plaster and tile become skin, iron becomes bone and twisted limb....

To me these photos aren't just sad or melancholy, they're beautiful and peaceful and a little bit magical because they speak to a past and a future at the same time.  There's a secret hope that if they've been left alone this long, maybe they'll continue to be forgotten, and you can have this secret through it's natural course--like maybe a developer *won't* find it and realize the parcel of land is worth razing and developing....
02 March 2010 @ 09:57 pm

I know this is probably in very poor taste, but I couldn't help but start laughing as soon as I saw it...and the comic *was* made like...a long time ago....this guy reminds me of Gary Larson's style of humor.  (Can't wait to read the rest of his comics).
19 February 2010 @ 10:53 am
The idea that a corporation is an individual, and should have the same rights, is completely stupid.

It boggles my mind.

Sign the petition if you agree.

Discuss here if you don't.  

I'm interested to hear what you think....
17 February 2010 @ 12:42 pm

I feel that I can successfully integrate this into my Zen practice....
26 April 2009 @ 11:16 am
I was recently contacted by an old peer of mine back in high school.  The poor guy did a search on the internet and found an entry from me back in March of 2006 (when I was switching advisors/labs, not in a good mood generally speaking) basically cavalierly cursing off some people that used to be rude to me back in the day.

The poor guy was included in this rant, and this was for some incident back freshman year, and I was really just being glib, but going back and reading the post, it could seem incredibly....vitriolic (and that is understating it!!) The information posted about him was incorrect, heard through the grapevine of graduates, since I no longer go home very often.  I'm not mentioning names or anything here, though, because I've learned my lesson.

For one thing, I overestimate anonymity on the internet.  As he so graciously and tactfully pointed out in his email to me, (and he didn't have to be either) it is very easy to find things on the web these days.  It's not like living in a big city--if someone knows what to look for (like his name, or mine), bam: instantaneous find.   I've figured I'm not sufficiently interesting to be searched, and that guarantees my privacy.  This is not a safe assumption to make.

I'd also like to apologize for the tone of the rant in general.  You really *do* have to be careful what you say, in any context.  I started this online journal thinking it could be like my paper ones, but if you have open access readership, you have to be more careful to assume that your readers *aren't* familiar with when you're joking and when you are not.  The point of that post wasn't to attack these high-school boys (well, high school in my mind--they are now both mature, polite, contientious adults), it was just that I was overcoming some of my own insecurities from high school.  When I write in a journal, I rant on "paper" so I'm not a dick in person.  That strategy doesn't work very well when people can run across isolated postings such as the aforementioned rant.  Especially when the only contact they have with you *is* the rant.

So, without mentioning names, since he knows who he is, I'm very sorry.  I really hope this posting clarifies that the negativity I was ....spewing forth onto my online journal wasn't about you, per se, even though your name, and an incident you were involved in were mentioned.  It was about me overcoming a whole suite of insecurities from high school (and who *doesn't* have those??)  I am embarrassed and ashamed that I was so inconsiderate of your privacy, especially considering the tenor of the posting, and I appreciate that you were so polite in communicating with me--because you sure didn't have to be.  

Current Mood: embarrassedembarrassed