RANDOM.

Jan. 27th, 2009 08:56 pm
quidditchgrrl: (Sushi is love)
Arrrgh....*cue for excessive whinging about how no one knows how to drive here in Central Ohio, etc. etc*

I left an hour early from work and arrived home at later than my regularly scheduled time.  Waste of PTO, dammit.

Mr. K is stuck about 30 miles outside of town on I-70, coming back from Indianapolis, which is prolly the worst place on that stretch to be dealing with freezing rain/sleet/snow.

Broke down and watched the Rachel Maddow Show last night on MSNBC.  Yep.  Can't watch her, either.  Too damned <strike>much like me</strike> wordy and slightly, possibly unintentionally, condescending.

Gimme an overblown Keith Olbermann any day.  (Happy birthday, Keef!)

I made noodly stuff (Noodle Ronis) and am very sad I can't eat any.  Sad panda.

OH YAY!  YAY LISS!  :-D

[livejournal.com profile] annearchy linked to this, and so will I:  Memo to EPA employees from Lisa P. Jackson, administrator.  AMEN AMEN CAN I GET AN AMEN!

I'm liking this Obama guy more and more.  :)

I really want some noodles.

Is it really horrible to be happy when you "reconnect" with old school acquaintances (as if you ever really hung out, anyway) and find that they are no longer the handsome young thing (or even handsome old devil) they were growing up?  *hangs head*  Guilty.

Well, well - no wonder - High Fructose Corn Syrup contains mercury!  I know there's no quantifiable number in the study, but as mercury does build up in the system over time, I'm going with EVERYBODY PANIC until further notice.  *pushes away veggie dip listing "corn starch - modified" as the SECOND ingredient*

Think maybe I'll have some noodles.
quidditchgrrl: (Be the change you wish to see)
Saddam Hussein will be executed in the next few minutes...am I a bad American for feeling only sadness, not validation or a feeling of justice served?

There is no argument - he's a horrible human being. He probably should be killed in kind for the atrocities he committed, or ordered others to commit.

But me, I can't summon anything more than a sigh and the thought that things don't have to be this way.

:\

ETA: I immediately found something to make me laugh...headline on Fark.com: "Saddam Hussein officially starts his homosexual relationship with Satan."
quidditchgrrl: (Be the change you wish to see)
Voting accomplished. JUST DO IT.

Bah!

Oct. 27th, 2006 10:04 pm
quidditchgrrl: (Oh please)
The biggest fluff piece masquerading as journalism in this town:

Jon Stewart: The Left's Answer to Bill O'Reilly

Yeah, me too. I'm thinking Dan Williamson is trying to pad his resume to get a better job with Fox News, or maybe The Dispatch.

The argument could be better made for Keith Olbermann, or even Stephen Colbert (how many pundits can get Wikipedia tied in knots, or instigate vote-running at a foreign website?). Jon doesn't go on many tirades (unless Bob Novak is making noise), and he certainly doesn't tell people to call/protest/boycott anything.

There isn't even insight in this article. It's just right for O'Reilly's ilk, a good header and very little substance.

Does anyone use The Daily Show as their only source for news? I don't know anyone who does. Maybe I'm just naive about that and there are millions of people who are laughing at most of the jokes without any knowledge of why they're funny. :-|
quidditchgrrl: (War Isn't Trendy)
I started The Greatest Story Ever Sold on audio today. I've made it into the second disk, which is about one disk further than I tend to get when I try to listen to books about the current president/administration. Pretty good if you (like I) have felt like you've been hitting your head against a brick wall for the past five years. You weren't alone!

One of the themes is a comparison between the generations who fought in WWII and those who came after, specifically concerning the sacrifices the typical American had to make during wartime. We have not been asked to sacrifice ANYTHING in this conflict (well, aside from our right to Habeus corpus and various other Constitutional rights). Think about it - no rationing of staples food and materials/textiles, no call for reduction in energy usage, no draft. We are, Rich asserts, spoiled brats.

Unpopular opinion #43725729615: If we are going to "stay the course" in Iraq, the only way we can win is by reinstituting the draft. Or, you know, pulling out and letting the country split along ethnic lines, like we did in Yugoslavia.

A good point was made in An Inconvenient Truth (and I SWEAR I'll quit talking about this book, someday) that we are now to the point where we cannot continue moving on the path of waste and environmental destruction, and it's going to be relatively painful for some people when they HAVE to give up some of the creature comforts (hell, SUVs? Minivans? Gourmet coffee? C'mon!) simply to maintain public health and day to day viability of the ecosystem. OH WAIT, we're THERE NOW.

I've started recycling hardcore, cutting back on how many chemicals I use/dispose of, and trying to live a little more simply. It's not been that tough, but getting used to a new routine. I really want to get a hybrid/cell/water-powered car when I get my Saturn paid off. Gotta do my part, I guess. Not doing anything else but wasting oxygen.
quidditchgrrl: (Eat it - Stephen is so better than ALL o)
I should have worn a sign to today's Rainbow reception that said, "I was burnt out and needed a break. That's ALL." Possibly I should have made a blanket announcement on the website as well. Yeesh! The gossip-mongers went home disappointed, I'm sure.

It was much fun, however. I'm mentally tired but glad I went - I doled out punch and compliments for the most part.

Other randomosity:

See? You CAN have rational, well-thought out dialogue about abortion. Then again, most of the people reading my journal aren't wanktards, so I'm not surprised.

Watched Domino last night. Pretty good - I'd forgotten how much I like Mickey Rourke. He's kind of in the same class as Gary Busey, only without the empty-sober face and botox. I'm becoming less of a Keira Knightley fan, however, even though she did a good job here.

How pathetic is my love of this picture? Yes, I think pasty man-legs are sexy. Shoot me (please).

Hope you all are having great weekends catching up on life (or, in my case, the second season of MI-5)!
quidditchgrrl: (Fangirly joy)
I've never read his books, but this guy must be awesome.
quidditchgrrl: (So truthy!)
Aw, Rob Corddry is so cute hosting The Daily Show! :D

The Random Question Meme! )

How can you not love a meme that builds in an LJ cut?

Is it just me or do books villifying Conservatives or Liberals suck? I try to read these stupid things only to be pissed off and turned off. I just got done with Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy.

I think most people understand these concepts:
--If you make over $100K a year, you own stock
--If you make over that, you are actively looking for ways to avoid paying taxes
--Rich Americans are hypocrites as a general rule

No "profile" in this book was surprising. Michael Moore underpays his staff? Ralph Nader has a multi-million dollar home? Noam Chomsky was paid by the DoD?

*yawn*

No Moby? How about Jon Stewart? Couldn't find good dirt on Howard Dean? Instead, we get recycled trash talk about Barbra Streisand and Hillary Clinton. How 1998.
quidditchgrrl: (Peace)
First, Wendy Wasserman, then Coretta King, now Betty Friedan has passed away.
quidditchgrrl: (I'm wagging my finger at you!)
I'm not a lawyer. But Samuel Alito should be made to answer a couple of questions:

1. Do you believe in a woman's right to choose? YES or NO, Mr. Alito!

2. Do you think the president should be allowed to break the law? YES or NO, Mr. Alito!

3. Would you slap the shit out of Ted Kennedy if you met up in the World Gym locker room? YES or...oh, all right then. :D

God DAMN it, I hate that guy. What a turncoat, and he's gonna sit on the Supreme Court.

Ladies, get ready to have your uterus declared state property.

Ken Miller totally pwned on The Colbert Report tonight - score another for Science! :D

In other news, karma smiles on me yet again! Read more... )

OMG!

Nov. 9th, 2005 08:21 am
quidditchgrrl: (Read Rebelliously)
OUR LEVY PASSED!

(Considering that recent restructuring of the property values this fall meant that our levy nearly tripled the current tax rate, this is something of a wonderful surprise, even in a wealthy suburb)

Time to start writing employment proposals! We'll actually have librarians again! No more 12-hour, uncompensated days (hopefully)! Our Chlidren's staff won't have nervous breakdowns when someone needs a day off! Whee!
quidditchgrrl: (Jon pwns j00!)
Reason #37 to love Barack Obama: "My staffers thought I should be on The Daily Show, but I thought voting on a health care bill for the American people was more important..."

"Iraq is like a bus in a ditch...you have to get the bus out of the ditch, and that's hard. You'd probably want to fire the driver..."
quidditchgrrl: (Default)
Chavez: US Plans to Invade Venezuela

Yes, we send our troops to exotic locales like Curacao for "rest and relaxation." My brother spent most of the 80s doing "RnR" in places like Honduras, Liberia, Grenada and Panama. Strangely he didn't come back with tales of margueritas and nude beaches...
quidditchgrrl: (Don't mess with a muthfukas tea!)

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Schneier will discuss which security techniques are effective, and which merely provide psychological comfort without ensuring safety. He
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quidditchgrrl: (War Isn't Trendy)
I've decided to create a second journal for my political posts - [livejournal.com profile] 3sadsemesters - to spare those of you who aren't interested in my rants.

I won't be offended if you don't friend it, no worries. It'll just help keep it a little cleaner over on this side of things.

Ta!
quidditchgrrl: (One of us by ancientfeelings)
A little download for you to mosh to, might help relieve the frustration.

I don't have much to say, personally.  I was never a big fan of John Kerry, but I voted for him anyway.  I'll vote again in May, and again in September, and again in May, and so on until I die.  It's the local elections that matter most to me, in the grand scheme of things.  Go ahead, ask me why I'd vote for Bill Moss for school board 'till Doomsday.

Some of you have said what I've felt quite eloquently here, here and especially here.

As Gandhi said, "we must be the change we wish to see in the world."  Not much will change for me in that respect.

I'm over it, I think.  I can still go and watch this and have a good cry/laugh.

Clinton/Obama '08!
quidditchgrrl: (Daria)
I'm sitting here printing off programs for my wedding Saturday, and thinking about the passage of Issue 1 here in Ohio.

And I'm watching Notorious C.H.O., firmly ignoring the news channels.

Needless to say, I'm feeling very sad and torn tonight.  If what you all say is true, I can expect my standard of living to deteriorate even further over the next four years.  Friggin' A.

Thank goodness for chat tonight, it's cheering me up immensely.  Yay fandom!  Go provisional voters! 
quidditchgrrl: (Daria)
Damn, that was too easy.  The most annoying part of voting was all the curmudgeon-y old people complaining about the poll workers.

But considering that the poll worker listed the wrong authority to vote number in his record, maybe that'll make up for it.  *eg*

ETA: No, I didn't go to the MoveOn PAC table. They can check the voting roster later and see that I voted.

OMG KILL ME

Nov. 1st, 2004 03:50 am
quidditchgrrl: (Adrien's Day by crazymo14588)
Let's see...it's 3:30 in the morning and I'm still awake.  I have to be up by 7:30 for a CT scan.  Oh, tomorrow is going to be a joyous day.  -.-

I got nothing done last week for the wedding, so I've got to make up for it while trying to act as if I'm doing my job at work until Tuesday evening, when I can forget work for two weeks!  :D

Hopefully my stomach will forget its troubles too and leave me in peace until I get back from my honeymoon.  So long as I'm not eating, I'm good.  We'll see if that pattern holds with the Slim-Fast I'm using as nutrition.  I did have a gyro and some french fries at lunch and kept them down, which is progress.

I am so sick of election coverage.  Moveon PAC people were by here tonight, asking us to check in with them at our polling place.  Doubt I'll do that though.  All they have to do is look at the registration polls and they'll know I voted.  Geez.  Just let it be over soon.

Oh, in case you're interested, what's going on our wedding CD )

extant randomness

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