Sunday, August 9, 2009

This blog has moved!

I will now be posting over at WordPress (so long, Blogger!) at See you there!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Today was going to be a hugely productive day which turned out to be only a semi-productive day (inorite?). I originally had all of these plans to go take Gin to the vet to get her stitches taken out (spay and neuter your pets, folks), go renew the tags on my lisence plate, do the dishes, and maybe go up to animal control to get Gin's lisence.

Of course, the only thing I actually did today was to renew my tags ($76, thank god tomorrow is payday). I called this morning to see if I could get the dog into the vet today, since they never set me up with a follow-up appointment, and was told to wait another week. I told the guy she was bleeding last night (and all over our sheets, too--yuck) and according to that guy it's fairly normal and possibly she was in heat when we got her fixed and OMG DOGS HAVE PERIODS, blah blah blah. I was gettting uncomfortable quickly (though no fault of this dude's--he was completely professional but I have issues talking to people with penises sometimes especially when it's about people (or in this case, dogs) with no penises) and the entire time I was trying to keep from losing it and blurting out something inappropriate about dog vaginas, or ZOMG her tits are huge seriously they're so fucking big is that normal. (I wonder how many people will get here via googling 'dog vaginas'.)

So, this is Australia.

Actually, no, this is not Australia, but I am getting taken out to dinner tonight by some friends so there's a big HELL YES! for free food and friends.

Also, my computer has been sucking lately (as has my broadband card, which I suspect is actually the problem), so my internet access is shoddy at best and non-existant at worst. Which is kind of crappy because I was planning on attempting to switch my blog over to WordPress today, but it looks like that plan is blown (at least for now). Ultimately I believe I'm causing more damage to the card by attempting to get the thing to JUST FUCKING WORK, so I'm hoping that if I call a company who for legal reasons shall be known as Oh My God My Brain Is Going To Explode, I can possibly secure another broadband card for free. Maybe.

Oh. My baby kitten has adult teeth now. Sob.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dog days.

Yesterday the missus and the bestie and I stopped by the local Humane Society to take a look (we do this fairly often) without any intention to adopt (we all live in apartments and have the max. allowed number of animals). We found a female terrier mix, Flora, who had been a stray. She was very scared and skittish, and apparently had nipped at a few people (there were two signs on her cage that warned of her biting).

We wanted to take her out and play with her, because she seemed really sweet, if a little frightened. The women at the desk actually advised us not to take her out to play with her ("she's not the best dog for that sort of thing" I believe were the exact words one of them used). Basically, they had given up on her. They did (reluctantly) let us take her out, and she warmed up very quickly, and stopped her shaking and started wagging her tail and giving us kisses (didn't try to bite us once).
We decided that we wanted her.

Problem: I filled out an application (we had to, to play with her), on which I wrote that we have two cats (we do, and we're only paying rent for one of them--as far as the apartment complex is concerned, Gir does not exist). And according to the Humane Society's Big Book Of Stupid Rules, my apartment complex only allows one animal per apartment (that's wrong--it's actually two, at least it was when we moved in). The lady at the desk said that she would call the complex to check on the policy, and that we could place a hold on her until she got a yes or no.

The worst case scenario is that we won't get the dog and that we have to start paying for Gir. Which, after stressing about it all last night, I'm coming to terms with. But I still want the dog to go to a loving home, which I'm afraid won't happen if they keep scaring potential owners away with bite signs. When we were holding her, several people commented on how cute she was, and generally cooing over her, but at the end of our visit, she was back in her cage with giant orange signs warning people away.

This is Flora.

She is three years old and very sweet. She is good with dogs and cats, but gets nervous around small children. Her adoption fee is $125, which includes shots and spaying. She must be spayed before she's allowed to leave the Humane Society, and is available for adoption on July 28th (that's this coming Tuesday).

If you are not able to take on a dog at this point, please take the time to write the Genesee Humane Society to ask them to take the bite signs down and stop discouraging people from considering her for adoption. No animal should be given up on so easily.

Here is the contact info:
(Snail mail) Genesee Humane Society
PO Box 190138
Burton, MI 48519

(Phone) 810-744-0511


I should know by Tuesday if we're getting the dog (which is not probable), and I'll let you know what happens.

UPDATE: We were approved! Flora comes home with us tomorrow.

Monday, July 20, 2009

But wait, there's more.

Oh, damn, I almost forgot! I started my job today. Well, at this point yesterday. I think it went okay, but I severely underestimated how large the shirts were going to be and ordered a medium. It goes down to my knees and I need to order new, smaller shirts soon because it's a pain in the ass to tuck in to my pants. (I hate tucking shirts into pants. It just sends an "ew" down my spine.)

It will be nice to have another paycheck. We can definitely use the money, as there is now talk of visiting Laura's parents in New Hampshire (still not sure why NH, they're from Jersey) in August. Unfortunately, it's like a 15 hour drive as per the estimations I did in my head without any actual units of measurement to base it off of, and we definitely can't afford two round-trip plane tickets plus hotel accommodations for three nights. Shit, man.

Pregnancy prevention: You're doing it wrong.

The CDC reported last month (yeah, I know) that while teen sex rates have remained steady in recent years, use of contraception is down--and as such, teen pregnancy is up.

This is why abstinence-only sex education is complete and utter bullshit. Preaching at teenagers to deny a natural part of their human existence and then providing no safety net should they decide to do it anyway, because, you know, of the hormones, causes huge fucking problems. Like not teaching kids how to do it safely. Because if they have sex, they're whores and deserve whatever they get, right?

The fact is, 95% of Americans have sex before marriage, so is it really any wonder that when we push shit on teens like "abstinence until marriage" and "condoms cause cancer" and "the pill kills" we end up with higher pregnancy rates? Not to mention the Bush Administration's war on birth control, including raising costs of the pill and placing restrictions on who can obtain what kind of birth control where and when and 'damn it if you don't want to give it to them you don't have to-conscience clause' nonsense.

It's pretty damn nice to have at least a semi-progressive president in office.

No shit, really?!?!

What bothers me is that the author of this article is too busy demonizing single mothers for not spending enough time with their kids to make the point that single mothers HAVE to work, you know, for their kids. So they can eat and have clothes and a place to live--you know, frivolities like that.

And check out the construction of this sentence:
Single mothers spend less time with children, on average because as a group they are less educated than married mothers -- and more highly educated mothers spend more time with children, the researchers said.

That's kind of like saying people who eat ice cream are more likely to drown. (You know, that whole misrepresenting statistics thing you learned about in college? How the third factor is that it's summer, therefore more people eat ice cream and swim? Good.)
Can we admit that it might be possible that the age at which one has children can contribute to education experience, and that women who have their children younger might ostensibly be forced into the workforce at a younger age to care for said children?


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Whoa, a personal blog!

Gir got some blue shit on the back of his neck as a result of tearing apart my empty Arby's bag yesterday, so today he gets a bath and the gods get a good chuckle out of the entire thing.

I bought some cherry cigarettes today and am not disappointed, but I'm still looking for the cappuccino flavored ones--why does no one carry them? Also I realized that I can't pronounce Djarum so I had to figure it out online when I got home (for the record, it's JA ROOM), and wondered how long I've been saying it incorrectly and sounding like an ass.

I brought Laura some Paliani's for lunch today but we both filled up on breadsticks and salad before we even got to the strombolis. (Stromboli? Spell check suggests trombonists instead, which to me do not sound as tasty, but then I've never tried to eat a trombonist so I couldn't say for sure.)

I start my new job at Subway on Sunday (woo, glamorous!)--I had a dream that I was working drive-thru but no one taught me how to do it so I utterly failed and was consequently fired. Our location does not have a drive-thru so I hope to avoid this.

I forgot batteries at the store again. Damn.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Who gets the last say in the abortion debate?

This has been on my mind, lately, but since the missus is talking about it with her brother via telephone, I figured I'd blog a little.

Here's the thing: I don't believe there are two sides to every argument. Sometimes one side is just right, and the other is just wrong. This is an older post by someone way more educated and better with words than I am.

A middle ground will tear you apart.

It's time!

For a filler post, anyway. I've been pretty busy lately, picking up more hours at work, and so I've had less time to blog.

I hope everyone (in the U.S., anyway) had a fun and safe 4th of July. A couple of friends came over and we got drunk and flew kites (sort of) and lit off some fireworks. A good time was had by all.

[I was going to post an audio file for your listening pleasure, but it ended up not working out. Just imagine you're listening to American Girls by Counting Crows.]

Saturday, June 20, 2009

It's raining.

Current playlist:

Just Dance - Lady Gaga

Song 2 - Blur

Round Here - Counting Crows

Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac

Ready or Not - Fugees

Don't Worry - Playing for Change

You know, you gotta have variety.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Link Vomit.

I know I haven't written a proper entry in a while, but I promise I've got one coming. For right now, here's some stuff.

- Proving they have absolutely no shame, Operation Rescue (you know, the one Dr. Tiller's murderer had ties to), might buy Tiller's recently closed clinic.

- Adam Lambert: "I'm gay." The world: "Duh."

- An 88-year old white supremacist opened fire at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday afternoon, killing a guard and further making the case that right-wing extremism needs to be taken seriously as terrorism.

- "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski is trying to stop an auction of his personal possessions, including diaries to pay the $15 million in restitution owed to his victims.

- This story from CNN highlights activist Betty Makoni, who has helped rescue 35,000 girls from sexual abuse in Zimbabwe, where it is widely believed that an HIV-positive man can be cured if he rapes a virgin.

- The Supreme Court refused to hear a legal challenge to Don't Ask Don't Tell on Monday, which, while not surprising, is still a bit disheartening.

- Chrysler and Fiat have finally merged.

- And on a lighter note, Obama will never be the same after visiting Denny's, via the Onion.

Obama Drastically Scales Back Goals For America After Visiting Denny's

Thursday, June 4, 2009

LGBT Roundup.

(Or, as the missus said so eloquently moments ago, "Lasso those gays."

- New Hampshire approves same-sex marriage.

- KRXQ radio in Sacramento encourages violence against transgendered children. Here's the contact information for the studio and on-air personalities.
John Geary
Vice President & General Manager
(916) 339-4209

Arnie States
On-Air Personality
(916) 334-7777

Rob Williams

On-Air Personality
(916) 334-7777

- Rev. Art Cribbs of California protests his state's same-sex marriage ban. (CNN)

- Happy Gay Pride Month!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Hot hot hot.

I know a lot of shit has gone down since my last post, and I'm sorry if I haven't been keeping up with this like I should have. I'm sure by now you've heard most everything that's happened, or at least I hope so, so I'm not going to give linkage to any actual news this time.

I am, however, going to give linkage to AfterEllen's Hot 100 (from which Miss Christina Ricci was sadly absent), as well as the supplementary lists, Hot 100 Out Women, Hot 100 Women of Color, and Hot 100 Women Over 40.

Clockwise from top left: Tina Fey, Rachel Maddow, Leisha Hailey, Rosario Dawson

(Yes, I know they should all be included in the same list because "older" women and WOC and out women are just as attractive as young, white, mostly straight women. Gimme a break, I didn't make the list.)(And I know, we should value women for more than just their looks, but that's not the point of these lists anyway.)

When I make my list, (and I say when, not if, so look for it), I'll make sure to be all-inclusive. :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I need a fucking aspirin.

I'm a socialist, Obama is STILL dragging ass on Don't Ask Don't Tell, swine flu will only kill a few people, and the people in charge at Apple are enormous hypocrites.

The good news is, New York is closer to gay marriage.

Also, it's raining again, and I'm still in bed, curled up with the cats and the laptop. I'm going to go make some hot cocoa.
The missus and I went apartment hunting the other day and found a gorgeous one that we both fell in love with instantly. All I need to do is get back to work so we can afford it. Good thing our lease isn't up on this place until December.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Just a quick post, then I'm back to feeling like I'm going to die.

Taking a quick break from excruciating cramps to celebrate that Maine legalized same-sex marriage!

Also, same-sex marriages performed in other states will be recognized in Washington D.C..

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Hello, readers (and new follower!), this is to inform you that I may be taking a brief hiatus in order to, um, get my shit together.

Also, since my brain is currently malfunctioning aside from the obvious "Haha, funny man funny" in reference to the Eddie Izzard special I'm watching as I'm typing this, here are some links that you must click RIGHT NOW as I smoke.

- The Prez AND the Vice Prez like hamburgers too! I know, right?

- House passes hate crime legislation. (Question: does hate crime legislation limit freedom of speech? Short answer: no, and you're dumb.)

- Swine flu might put a damper on Cinco de Mayo celebrations because, uh... only Mexicans have it? What?

- I JUST realized that the dorky guy in all those movies I've seen and curled my lip at... is the Mac guy! (For the record, I like PC guy better and I am stupid.)

- Craigslist might drop their sex ads, which means you might want to hurry up.

And now this:

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I take it back.

Here's the thing, Miss California: I don't mind if you're against gay marriage. Well, okay, I do, but I can deal with that. However, I have a HUGE problem with someone who uses their beliefs as an excuse to try to take away MY rights.

I defer to Feministing.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bea Arthur, 1922-2009

Oh, this makes me sad.

Ms. Arthur was chairwoman of the Art Attack Foundation, a nonprofit performing arts scholarship foundation.
She also helped draw light to the feminist movement in the United States in the 70s.

There will never be another like her.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dear Miss California,

While I disagree wholeheartedly with your stance on gay marriage, I am impressed that you held your convictions and did not sway to public scrutiny because it was the 'politically correct' thing to do. Many people in your position would not have had the will to do so in such a spotlight, and I believe it takes great courage to stand up for what you believe in, regardless of whether your opinion is that of your audience.

I do hope, however, that in time you will change your mind on this issue, as many people's lives and liberties are at stake in the current upheaval over marriage rights for those within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. I also hope that you take the opportunity that Geoff Kors
, executive director of Equality California, has offered and sit down with him and those he has invited to share with you. It would be great to see an open, honest dialogue between people with different beliefs.

Obviously I do wish to see you change your position, but on your terms, not those of the American populace. I hope that one day you will support the LGBTQ community fully, but until then, I do wish you the best of luck in life.

Congratulations on Miss USA runner-up,
Amanda Shirkey

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Good news!

Allen Andrade, the man that killed transgender teen Angie Zapata, was convicted today of first-degree murder and a hate crime. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. This is a huge breakthrough for transgender rights, as this is the first time that a state hate crime statute has been used to prosecute a transgender person's murder.


Emergency contraception will now be available without a perscription for those age 17 and older. Girls under 17 will still need a perscription to obtain it (which I disagree with, but I don't really feel like getting into that right now).

A Gay Storm is Coming...

Are you ready?

(This is of course, in response to NOM's most recent homo-hating advertisement. God, they're getting desperate.)

Monday, April 20, 2009


So we're clear, the economy is no excuse for the blatant objectification of women.


My apologies for not posting anything on the Day of Silence last Friday--I hope those who participated made it through the day safely.

Exodus International's "Day of Truth" is upon us. Oh, no, folks, the truth--or rather, thinly veiled hate and open hostility toward the goddamned homosexuals. For those who fear for their safety on this day, there is also a page dedicated to "Facing Opposition," in which they describe instances where students were *gasp!* openly criticized for saying hateful things.

What a sad day it is when good-hearted people spreading love (read as: bigoted homophobes spreading anti-gay propaganda) are subject to criticism. It almost makes you forget about the harassment and violence aimed at LGBTQ individuals on a day-to-day basis. Tragic example here.

Note: Also, because of EI, I have found out exactly what the Gay Agenda is! I feel so enlightened.

Friday, April 17, 2009

And also this:

Texas governor Rick Perry is a fucking idiot.

(Oh, and Chuck Norris wants to be President of Texas.)

That is all.

Oh, how petty.

Some images from tea parties across the nation.

How patriotic and gracious the GOP is when one of their own isn't in charge.
(Ironically, most of these people stand to gain from President Obama's stimulus.)

Obviously, this goes much deeper than simple dissatisfaction with the economy, or this would have occurred during the Bush administration.

Well, this is cool.

President Obama revealed his plans for a high-speed passenger rail system yesterday.
Welcome to the 21st century, U.S.A.!

Also, this is old news by now, but a lot of people still don't know about it: flying cars!

Now what we really need are those glasses with the little windshield wipers on them.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Vocabulary lesson for the day.

Fascism: a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.

Communism: a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.

Socialism: a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

*Special note: These three are not the same. That means you can't just interchange them whenever you feel like it.

Thank you and have a nice day.


This is why we fight.


A spot of good news, today: less than 24 hours after the Afghan women's protest, President Karzai announced Afghanistan will repeal the law that legalized rape within marriage.
This came after a group of 300 to 500 women marched in the capital to protest the law yesterday, amidst a maelstrom of opposition from 600 to 700 men supporting the law.

This is a huge victory for women's rights in Afghanistan, especially after the initial blow the passage of the law caused in the first place. Hopefully, things will stay on this track.

One more thing:

New York governor David Paterson is pushing a bill through to legalize same-sex marriage within the state.
He: "I think it is--as some other states are showing--the only ethical way to treat the people who want to live together in peace under the civil law."

Let's hope the examples from Iowa and Vermont put enough pressure on conservatives to get this passed. It's about damn time.

Keep spreading this Gay Agenda I keep hearing so much about.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

And in case you were wondering how I'm doing...

I'm doing quite well, thank you.

Currently, the missus is sick with a bug caught from the bestie (thanxalot), so while she sleeps it off I'm blogging.
I cut my hair, which I'm still getting used to--it's really short! I mean, REALLY short.

We went to visit my grandpa for Easter, as did my aunts and my uncle that I have not seen in years, which was delightfully awkward, but grandpa can cook a mean ham. Also we made a stop up to Lake Huron so Laura could see it. She was delighted to see water again, and we got ice cream with my dad later that day.

Also, I quit Little Caesars with a smile on my face and a song in my heart.
And I bought an upside-down catfish for Laura, which has done nothing but hide under the little plastic shack in the fish tank for the past week and conned me out of $7. I've only seen the damn thing twice since I put him in the tank (and one of those times was when I moved the shack--only to have him race underneath the little plastic treasure chest).

I suppose that's it for now.

While privileged people across America claimed oppression...

Actual news happened! And guess what else! People who were ACTUALLY being oppressed had a protest, too!

The front page story: Whining Republicans don't want to pay their taxes. (What else is new?)

What should have made front page news: Afghan women protested the recently-passed law legalizing rape against women.
Some pictures from Afghanistan:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Everybody seems to be disappearing lately.

Literally. has, at the time of this post, four separate headlines on their main page that include the words "missing" or "disappeared" or some variation of one of the two.

What gives? People disappear all the time, but it seems to be almost trendy, now--everyone has to be missing. It's completely over reported, which I suppose can be considered a good thing, but come on. One of the headlines is about a missing dog.

What about real news? I don't see one thing on the main page about Vermont's ruling for same-sex marriages in the state. I had to do a search about it, and for god's sake, it happened TODAY, less than a week after Iowa courts UNANIMOUSLY overturned the ban against marriage equality in that state. Check it.

And then do a little dance for equal rights and people who are finally getting them.


One of my favorite things to do is sift through used movies at stores and find good ones for cheap. Just this week I found four that I took home with me (for about $9 out of pocket, not bad at all after they bought back $22 worth of my old movies).

I want to have a movie night over here sometime soon, with old friends and good pizza.

Who's in?

Monday, April 6, 2009

It's about time I updated this thing.

The new kitten is a monster in the cutest way possible and he and Tardis get along famously. At the time of this post, they're wrestling on the floor and chasing each other through the rooms.

I got suspended from one of my jobs due to lame bullshit so now I have more time to clean and get things done around the house. Order of business today goes as follows:
  1. Sit on my ass for a good three hours.
  2. Dishes.
  3. Maybe clean a little?
  4. Sell back some movies to FYE (if I feel up to getting out of the house today).
My screen has a ton of fingerprints on it. I should clean that off.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

So much for keeping the classics classy.

Alright, so I know by now this is probably old news, but they're revamping Bonnie and Clyde (1967) with the role of Bonnie being played by... wait for it... Hilary Duff. That's right!

Aren't you excited? Literally squealing for joy?

No offense to Hilary, but I can think of about a million people who would be better suited to play Bonnie. Apparently, so can Faye Dunaway, who played her in the original film. "Couldn't they at least cast a real actress?"

Seriously, what about somebody with a little, I don't know, talent? Or at least a bit of an edge to her? I'd much rather see someone like Kirsten Dunst in this role.

What is Hollywood thinking?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

And now, this:

I forgot to mention, I got a kitten!
This is him:

His name is Gir.

Netflix is starting to scare me.

The more movies you rate/add to your queue on Netflix, the more narrow the recommendations are for you. I logged on today, and it gave me a list of five movie "genres" that I might enjoy. This list includes:

Gay & Lesbian Dramas (based off my preferences of gay & lesbian and drama films);
Independent Thrillers (because I like indies and thrillers, yeah);
Dark Movies starring Sean Penn (I don't really particularly care for Sean Penn, but I watched Milk, and 21 Grams is in my queue);
Quirky Mother-Daughter Comedies (How is this even a category? This is of course, given that I liked Penelope and I have Happiness in my queue); and
Visually-striking Mind-bending Fantasy. Fuck yeah!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

We're all out of airheadedness, but douchebaggery is still available.

Every time I hear someone say that I don't deserve the same rights as they do it's a punch to the gut. And don't think it's a once in a while sort of thing. It's every day and it's everywhere. Daily, I see bumper stickers that look like this on the backs of people's cars, and I want to vomit.

Even though it was four months ago that Prop 8 in California was passed, it doesn't mean it's over for the millions of people in this country that got royally screwed by not just strangers, but people we thought we trusted--friends, family, neighbors.

So everywhere we as the LGBTQ community turn we now have mistrust and disappointment toward people we meet and people we know. Every time I see someone with a bumper sticker or hear someone say something negative about the people in our community, I want to ask, "Why? Why do you hate us so much that you'd condemn us to second-class citizenship?"

A lot of people try to defend their actions, usually by either using the Bible as an excuse, or by saying, "Well, I have gay friends." Bullshit. Just because you know gay people does not mean you are friends with them. Let me define friendship for you.

The state of being friends; friendly relation, or attachment, to a person, or between persons; affection arising from mutual esteem and good will; friendliness; amity; good will.

When you tell a person through casting a ballot that they don't deserve the same rights as you do, you are not being a friend. You are being selfish, and insecure. You are being hateful, and hate breeds more hate. No wonder we're so bitter.

Click here.
And here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Platypuses or platypi?

So, I list 'the duck-billed platypus' for any profile that asks me about my interests. MySpace happens to gear its ads toward what you list under their profile categories. Here's the latest ad directed toward my interests:

The Platypus is "a flossing device for individuals with braces; simply the easiest way to floss with braces. The Platypus Ortho Flosser is an amazing revolution in orthodontic hygiene."

I'm not sure why this is funny, but it is.

Also, I like that the girl on the main page is wearing a cowgirl hat
Long live the noble platypi.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

That's what's up! [Sunday Edition Special]

In keeping with the name of the blog, I figured I should do something special on Sunday editions, since I post whenever I feel like it anyway. So I'll leave it up to the readers (all three of you) to decide what I should do for my Sunday posts. Make it fun and interesting, and I'll decide out of the submissions which I like best.

Also, you might find some changes to the blog-- I recently remembered I had a twitter account, so you'll find updates from that near the top of the page on the right. You can find the blogs I'm following toward the bottom of the page (also at right).

In other news, the missus and I have been doing some serious movie-watching as of late (we joined Netflix). We're almost done with our (read: my) Christina Ricci binge, and Laura couldn't be happier. We're planning on going shopping when she gets paid, because we both need new clothes. I want pinstriped pants for work and I'm in serious need of jeans.

I'm also going to look on eBay for an old Playstation (the first one) and games. I want to play Spyro and Crash Bandicoot. :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

I am so sad.

The California Supreme Court will most likely uphold Proposition 8, a ballot initiative which ended same-sex marriage in that state a few months after it was finally declared legal. This is just plain wrong. Proponents of Prop 8 claim it is the will of the people, majority rule, etc.

Historically, the majority of people have very seldom protected the rights of minorities. This is why we had slavery for 400 years.

The only upside is that the 18,000 some same-sex marriages performed during the period it was legal will likely remain valid, which is the least the Supreme Court could do.

For more information on this, click here.

My car is a hot mess.

I own a 1994 Buick Regal Custom. Jealous? Don't hide your enthusiasm.

Her name is Millie, and she's a piece of shit. My taillights turn on (and stay on) whenever they feel like it, including when the car is off, which runs down my battery--which means I have to jump start it 1/4 of the time. The emergency brake comes on when it rains or snows. The driver's side door doesn't open from the outside. And there's a huge dent in the rear quarter panel from when some asshole in a teal car slammed into me (so of course the panel is now blue).

I'm looking for a new car. I would love a Jeep Wrangler (with automatic transmission, preferably, since I can't drive stick) (save your jokes). But at this point anything that runs would be preferable. I hate to put money into fixing the car, since there are a million and a half things wrong with it. But the car wouldn't start this morning, for no particular reason other than that it didn't feel like it, so I'm getting fed up with it.

I should clean out my car.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


It isn't actually Sunday, and I'm not drinking coffee. In fact, it's not even morning.

All you need to know is that this is the first post on my new blog, and my name is Amanda. Nice to make your acquaintance. Here you'll find:
  • Proper grammar and punctuation.
  • Correct spelling.
  • Sarcasm and dry wit.
  • Self-deprecating humor.
  • The occasional rant.
  • Links to cool and/or amusing stuff that I find online. (Like this one.)
That's it for now! I will most likely post every Sunday, but keep checking back in case I decide not to keep to a schedule. (You'll know after the first two weeks or so.)