bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
Oh, funny. I’m having a silly, funny good time, lol. First of all I’ve got what the average Xtian would call ‘Devil Music’ playing in my headphones – a traditional Hawaiian song, very pretty – and secondly I’ve got yet another thing to bitch about, lol.

It’s not even a gripe, so ‘bitch’ is the wrong word, more like rant about something hilarious – and that hilarious thing is the W.O.S., which stands for War On Solstice. It could just as easily have been a war on Halloween, since it’s just as funny. Josh, Nan and Jon have decided to ( and rightly so ) ‘fight back’ against the Christians stealing our holidays. Not only do they steal them, but they later claim that we’re corrupting our own holidays but celebrating them the way they’re meant to be celebrated. Apparently we’re somehow waging war on them by not bowing down and kissing their asses.

An example of this is the fact that they can not give a $h1t about your personal beliefs or feelings with a “Merry Christmas” around this time of year, and let’s be honest Pagans, Jews, Muslims, Aethiests, Agnostics and Heathans – we eat it, don’t we? We just let it go, for the most part. Why? Because we know there’s room for everyone, even if some Aethiests, Heathans and Muslims can’t get that through their head ( you know who you are ). There are more of us just chewing it than are making a stink about it, and now I’m starting to regret my part in that fiasco.

You see, for years and years when someone would say “Merry Christmas” to me, even though I celebrate Solstice – one of the many Pagan traditions from which Christmas has it’s origin – I’d return the sentiment with a “Merry Christmas” right back to them. Why? Because it’s not worth fighting about. After all, the point is still the same, right? I hope you have a wonderful holiday this time of year is how I’d chosen, in the past, to take it. I didn’t really realize that “Merry Christmas” is almost literally a smirk and a rude, patronizing pat on the head from a dominatrix.

Did I just lose you? Let me explain. When someone says “Merry Christmas” to you, they assume that you’ll say it back because there’s no chance that you don’t agree with their beliefs. How do you find out if this is true? The next time someone wishes you a “Merry Christmas”, answer back – wish them “Happy Holidays”. Nothing makes a God fearing W.A.S.P. madder faster than someone who doesn’t fall in line. No, no, Christians don’t just want you to wish them peace on earth and good will towards men – they want you to cower.

This may sound like a big leap to you, and if it does you’ve probably got a Bible in your bedroom. I’m not saying that’s bad, what I am saying is that you don’t understand – and you never will. You aren’t on this side of the black leather cover, you don’t realize what it’s like for those of us trying to keep a foothold in a world that doesn’t want us. And that’s ridiculous because, and let me be perfectly clear about this so there’s no misunderstanding, we were here first – oh yes, first – and most everything you believe is based on what you took from us. Not just pagans, in fact the great majority of your beliefs come right from Judaism. I don’t get how you can think you’re God’s chosen people when he most clearly states that the chosen are Jews – and he does so often. Whatever, what you believe isn’t important to this story, it’s how you act that’s the problem.

Is it so hard to just take that “Happy Holidays” as the well wish it’s meant to be? Why do we have to celebrate only Christmas? Jesus wasn’t even born in December, for Odin’s sake! And if you do a little research – which I know is sort of anti Christian – you’d find out pretty quickly how Christmas came to be on December 25.

While I dislike Christians, I’ve got no beef with Jesus ( I’m not going to correct the name, I’ll just leave it, lol ). I’m not going to pretend he was king of close-up magic, or that he could bend spoons with his mind or anything, but he’s your main man and you should definately get to celebrate his birth whenever you see fit – but, honey, we had dibs so long ago that your Bible claims you weren’t even created yet, so take the hint and let us have our holidays, too, okay? And that goes for Halloween ( Samhain ) and every other holiday you don’t won’t stand for – well, stand for it, because there are a lot of us and we’ve got every right to be here.

So, I’m joining the fight against the War On Solstice officially, woo hoo! Lol.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
Guess who has two thumbs and can never have children? I was thinking a lot about my childhood growing up in various places around the U.S. while I was supposed to be working, and it dawned on me that children annoy me so much that if I were to ever get pregnant, I’d have to find adoptive parents but quick. Now, I love children, and I can’t forsee myself ever even being able to spank my kids, but because of how I was raised I don’t want to chance it. I wish, actually, that more people were aware enough to realize that they s houldn’t be parents, and that a child shouldn’t be concieved to fill a void in your life or marraige, or because you think it would be fun. It’s serious, so quit screwing around and think for a minute.

Now that I’ve veered off course, I’ll get back to my point. When Laota and I were young we spent a lot, I mean a lot, of time on the road in tour busses and cars going from one gig to another, one concert to another, spent our leisure time in veterans bars and sports bars and had breakfast at road houses and Denny’s at two or three in the morning. Because of this, we were mostly around adults ( musicians and truckers – which, I think, is where my filthy mouth comes from, lol ), and when you grow up around adults you tend to say things differently than if you’d grown up surrounded by peers of your own age in a suburb somewhere. Let me give you an example.

When I was in second grade ( both in Bellingham, Washington State and Murry, Utah ) the kids in both of my schools said Popeye’s name “PiePie”. And, since I didn’t say it like that, I was ‘wrong’ – it’s impossible that they were pronouncing it wrong, I was wrong because I wasn’t doing things they way everyone else did them. This is the same with a lot of words, and stupid fights that even adults have like weither to say “Soda” or “Pop”, or weither me swearing my damn ass off is me “Cussing” or “Cursing”.

I realize this is a weird thing to gripe about, but it seems to me like it’s a bigger problem than people realize, because it doesn’t just extend to words and phrases but also dress, friendship, values, music – any little thing you do should be sync’d up with whatever everyone else is doing. I can’t be alone in the thought that this is a rediculous waste of time? Oh well, it didn’t change how I talk or the way I do things, so I guess I shouldn’t care, but people piss me off in general so I see fit to complain about it, lol.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
Dear Great Pumpkin,

I know you’ve got a lot on your plate this year. *sigh* I’m sorry, I’m not patronizing you, I just didn’t want you to feel bad for not having a full night planned, being Halloween and all, but I promise if you come to this pumpkin patch – best, most sincerest of all pumpkin patches – that you’ll have all the best of times and the treats will be superior to that of Laota, and her stupid goody bag which has LITTLE PUMPKINS in it. She expects you to eat little pumpkins!

Super Cereal,
Faith



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

Egg Cooker

Oct. 29th, 2007 09:41 pm
bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
CROSSPOSTED FROM BEAUTIFUL SIN:

I’ve got my egg cooker thingie! It arrived today in the mail, and it’s bigger than I thought it would be, but I’m just in LOVE with it. It’s a little early birthday present to me. I love presents to myself, I always know just what I want, lol.

It’s got four mold/cooker shapes and it looks like it’ll be very easy to use, so hopefully I won’t screw it up ( lol ), on top of that the seller even wrote and printed out some English language instructions for me, wasn’t that awesome of them? I’m going to marry it. MARRY IT! I love it so much, I’m going to have eggs today even though I don’t particularly crave them, and you’re all invited to the wedding. As soon as I have some pics of the actual eggs, I’ll post all the pics I’ve taken so far with them – Giddy!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

Clearence!

Oct. 16th, 2007 04:39 pm
bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
Guess what I got for $2.50!? No, not a dumpster heart transplant, I’m still saving up for that one. I’ve bought myself a tropical table cloth, brand new just marked down because they assume that nobody wants anything tropical in October. Oh how wrong they are!

They obviously don’t understand that I’ve been lying in wait for this, plotting and planning for them to mark it down to the clearance bin to get it for one tenth what they were originally asking for it, and yes I will use it on my actual table like a four year old playing house. It’s too absolutely adorable, I’ll be putting up plenty of stupid pictures you don’t care about as soon as my phone’s charged up enough to take the grainy photos, lol.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

SupaRant

Oct. 11th, 2007 12:59 am
bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
So, I want chicken. No, that was not random. Okay, yes it was, but the lack of protein in my diet is driving me crazy, lol. Don’t get me wrong, rice, ramen, frozen veggies and tea have served me well, and they’re cheap which is the point of eating them for every meal, but at the same time they get really old after awhile and there comes a point in time when you’d all but murder someone who was holding a Subway sandwhich just to get at the roast beef, lol.

On top of this meat situation my throat is killing me and I don’t know if I’ve caught a cold or it’s allergies, and I’m really hoping it’s the latter because I can’t forsee being able to buy generic topcare dayquil anytime soon, and that’s really the only thing that works on me. I’d love it to death if people out here would wash their hands on occasion or, I don’t know, not cough right in a stranger’s face in the check out line at the grocery store, but apparently I don’t get that consideration.

Not like being able to breathe through my nose in Missouri is any big whoop, because at some point the state beefed and it’s been lingering in the air ever since. It never goes away, a mixture smell of ass and stupid, rotating scents like those air fresheners that have two scents that keep switching so you always notice the fragrance. Only it’s ass. Various shades of, even, and it never goes away.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
I know exactly what I want to get Nan for her birthday. This sucks, because there’s no way I can pay for it, lol. Well, not at the moment, and I’ve been driving myself crazy trying to come up with the cash in time for the big day so I can not only buy it, but send it, too.

I can’t tell you exactly what it is because I don’t want her to find out about the exact gift yet, I’d rather she just know it’s coming than have it be spoiled for her ( hey, she knows I’m getting her something anyway, right? ), but the color is beautiful and I’m sure it’d fit like a dream, lol. It’s so rockabilly, I love rockabilly and I’ve managed to convince half of people I know that retro rules just by introducing them to it, lol. I hope it’ll even fit her when and if I am able to get it, she’s been losing weight recently and this may end up a horrible disaster but I suppose she can always take it in, right?

Not only is it cute, but there are matching shoes on the website slash webstore I found it on. Hooray, lol.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
I’ve decided I hate name dropping films. No matter how much I love the subject of a film, or a television show, their shark jump is almost always a trip back in time, or for period films/shows, being set in the past, because this leaves the path clear for period name dropping.

If you’re not familiar with period name dropping, it’s when anything set in the past,- weither it be flashback, time travel, or just the show’s time period -, paves the way for someone from the cast to meet a historical or legendary figure and somehow be the single person to shape their destiny. There were a lot of good shows that employed this technique, like The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., which starred the incomparible Bruce Campbell and John Asten, as well as a slew of other great actors. Another show this horrible flaw spread to was Xena, then Star Trek ( especially TNG ) and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

It drives me absolutely up the wall that some writer would have the balls to have Xena point Mary and Joseph on their way, Sam Beckett nearly blow up Hitler, or have Henry Jones Jr.’s governess take him and new friend Norman Rockwell out to a puppet show, an act that will eventually lead to Norman making a sketching that Picasso signs and Indie fraudulently sells. Do we see a pattern? Indeed, the only time I’ve ever seen this sort of integration happen where it didn’t royally eat my lunch was in The Last Crusade, when Hitler took Henry Sr.’s diary out of Indie’s hand in a horrible moment of tension and then signs it with his autograph – which was so spot on, it may as well have really happened.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

Scale Envy

Oct. 6th, 2007 04:49 pm
bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
I’m sure you know, by now, that I have a small eBay business reselling clothing from a wholesaler ( yes, I do have 8 billion jobs ), and one of the things that I’ve been dying for is a personal shipping scale to help with the load, because when you don’t have a car, it’s a pain in the butt to walk all the way down to the post office, which is quite a distance, just to find out how much something weighs so when a potential buyer asks you for a personal shipping quote you can tell them, with confidance, how much it would cost them.

Actually, there are quite a few places these days to buy retail scales thanks to the online auction/store boom, but it’s hard to find any at decent prices that someone like moi, who doesn’t want to declare themselves bankrupt, can afford, lol. What I really want, though, is a scale like this WeighMax Xtro, because it’s what I need, almost exactly, and it’s very cheap right now. I planned on getting one of those scales that prints it’s own shipping, but I couldn’t afford to recharge it with sixty bucks at a time, because, what if I never used all of it? Then I’m out sixty bucks, or fifty five bucks, and I may as well have not sold that tank top for fourteen, because I’ve lost on the deal, lol.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
I almost put “chickens” in the title for absolutely no reason. I think Ihave typing tourrette’s, or something, because I easily have to backspace over half of the words I type because they have no baring on what I’m trying to say, I just get the urge to write them, lol.

Now, back to the point, it’s Laota‘s 26th birthday and, as you may know, if you don’t go wish her a happy birthday, I’ll turn into a canister of monkey pox, and you’ll be sorry, so why not just save us both the time, embarassment and monkey pox?



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

Doll Parts

Oct. 1st, 2007 10:47 am
bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
I am doll parts, or more accurately, I am broken dollparts, thank you so very much. My ankle is fucking killing me, and I’m starting to think that I need to at least pretend to be a bit more careful when I, you know, get up or sit down which is how this happened.

I think I’ve twisted the bastard again – I was getting up from my computer chair to do some stretching and walk around during lunch a few days ago and I stepped on it just the wrongest way ever and it popped – so now it’s a swollen bitchhole and I can’t walk on it for shit. I need more moneycash, I need aspirin or ibuprofin or something, because my leg is just killing me and I need to be able to get around. Remind me to become a bounty hunter, lol. Here endith the rant.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
Unless you’ve been living in a shoe for the last three years, and your abundance of children made paying attention to the media impossible, because frankly, with that many children you wouldn’t know what to do, then you’ve probably heard that the amazing, sacred and epic poem of Beowulf has been adapted to the big screen.

When I first heard about this, I was, as I always am, a giant angrypants. See Beowulf was my first access to the Viking world, even though it’s entirely fabricated, but it introduced me to a lot of things that eventually ended up in my study and adoption of Asatru, although it’s in no way a religious story. It’s writers were obviously Christian if not well versed in that faith, though, but that’s beside the point. It’s also one of the greatest stories ever told, it makes virgin birth look like a sweeps arch on a bad network TV show, and it paints the picture of Grendel, savage and tragic monster of the fen, the polar opposite evil to Beowulf’s goodness and maybe the single most frightening monster ever created. Needless to say, this poem means a lot to me.

Now I find out that the epic has been warped to give She, portrayed by Angelina Jolie and credited just as “Grendel’s Mother”, a lot more airtime than she should have, which is, of course, screwing with the Divine to give Jolie a vehicle. This is something akin to making a porno reality show out of Pygmalion. I’m sorry, I can’t write anymore, I have to rant later or I’ll put my fist through the screen, lol.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
You may remember that few weeks ago I talked a little about my own experiences with Alzheimer’s and the fact that it’s had a signifigant and moving effect on me – even though I was really only a bystander in the situation – and about the upcoming Memory Walk and World Alzheimer’s Day, but even if you can’t participate in the walk, and you can’t become a Team Captain, there are other ways for the socially responsible to donate time and one of those ways is the important task of fundraising through hosting a Purple Party.

The idea behind a Purple Party is to invite your friends and family to this party, you provide them with an evening out and a bit of Alzheimer’s education and ask them to donate the money they would have spent to go out and have dinner, go to the movies, ect. in hopes of not only raising money for the cause, but also raising awareness.

If you’d like to host a Purple Party and get involved, go to ActionAlz.org and register your party there. You’ll get your own page for your party, have the ability to email reminders to your guests and allow them to make donations online – and the best part is that all donations made during September will be matched dollar-for-dollar by The Harrah’s Foundation!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

The Cure

Sep. 21st, 2007 02:28 pm
bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
I’ve got a giddified rant for you all, today. Nan’s half sister, Susan ( Christian, if you can believe it ), and I have recently started chatting quite a bit and she’s just the sweetest thing ever, but she recommended a book to me that I just can’t not talk about, because it’s hilarious.

Susan has just begun trying to lose some weight before her wedding on October 13, so she won’t look chunky in her wedding photos, and she’ expressed to me the belief that, with this new book she’s got, she’ll loose 50 pounds. No, no, you heard me right. She’s got it in her head that she can lose 50 pounds by October 13 – and she’s assured me it’s 100% healthy.

Well, I was concerned, as naturally I would be, that she isn’t thinking this through and asked her what her doctor recommended and she responds, “I got rid of my doctor, you can’t trust anyone with a perscription pad, it’s all outlined in The Cure.” – and, of course, I was stupid enough to ask what ‘The Cure’ was.

Now, it’s come to my attention that if you dislike Bush, Christians automatically think you believe in conspiracy theories and aliens and whatnot, so I shouldn’t have been surprised when Sarah recommmended Kevin Trudeau’s “The Weight-Loss Cure They Don’t Want You To Know About” as a book that I would love, because it, “Exposes the conspiracies.” – Oh, boy.

If you’ve never read this book, you *have* to read it, it’s amazing! It’s maybe the funniest book I’ve ever read in my life! I shit you not, it says to never consume cold drinks and watch The Constant Gardener, and I’m 500% sure that Kevin Trudeau is just bullshitting to see how much desperate, overweight people will believe because he thinks it’s funny, lol. What the hell ever happened to diet, exercise and moderation? Which is crazier, aerobics or never use a microwave? And YES, that is one of the crazies mentioned in that book.

I haven’t the foggiest idea how much of it’s true, and how much is bullshit, but honestly, most of it looks like bullshit – now to convince Susan to see a doctor. I meddle!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
God I am so freaking tired. I’m starting to think that I’m being followed around by succubi or psychic vampires who steal your energy and feed on your life force to survive, thereby reducing you to a sad, exhausted shell of what you once were like what happened to Vera Wang, lol.

At least for the rest of the month my hours are still down to 14/day and I get my day off every week, which changes mid October or earlier, and I’m so not ready for 18 hour days again – even if it’s only for a little while.

I’m just not up to anything at all anymore, I’m so exhausted, I wish I knew what I could do or if there were a supplement or something I could take to boost my energy even a little bit. I think if I were making any kind of real money, like even minimum wage, this would be easier to take – I could always say that it was at least worth all the crap to a degree.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
Whoo hoo, I didn’t lose any info – I tend to lose info when switching servers, but this time it went relatively smoothly. Which, to me, is a huge surprise, because I spent most of the move thinking, “This is going to fuck up, I know this is going to fuck up, it has to because I only have an hour to do it – that’s the kiss of death.” but I managed to, hopefully, get all of my files moved with the exception of Guestblock, which I’ll be replacing shortly.

Random: I love Thora Birch movies – you don’t have to understand what I’m talking about, lol.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
Mostly just because I need more transfer per month, I’m moving Shibuya over to a new server, so if things look wonky for a day or two, that would be why.

I’m getting rid of Guestblock, it’s cute but it’s a spam magnet and I can’t keep up with it’s ass, especially since I’m no officially too lazy to try, lol.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
Or, rather, stupid things that COST money. I was on eBay, as I often am just to lust after things I can’t have, and I saw THIS – right from Disneyworld, which is stupid since they put a price on it rather than a “Click Here To Shoot Yourself” button, lol.

I’m really not that fond of Disneyworld in comparison to Disneyland, but anything like a comforter from the actual hotel is something I want – yes, I am two years old, and yes I do want stupid things, but you probably want a skinny, tan, blonde boyfriend in a visor so my wants are less insane by far than yours, lol.

They always have neat things, though, I never can afford them – they once had Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride props, how unfair is that? I almost sold my cast member pins to afford some of them, but nostalgia won out, lol. Besides, they may be worth a hundred ( bit more ) since they’re in such good condition, but they wouldn’t have been worth attraction prop money by far, lol.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
Ooh, fair and impartial review – that’s what HomeCamera asked for, and that’s what they’re gonna get. I love these. I like spouting off and speaking my mind, which is why I’m glad, giddy even, that Home Camera encouraged this review to be handled honestly.

The first thing I notice, right off the bat, is that the website takes forever and a day to load – even on DSL, but the end product is a professional, clean layout with some nice usage of stock photos on their graphics. I’d ditch the flash animation, since that’s it’s real loading problem, but it’s not hard on the eyes and it’s more of a personal preference thing.

Now, I don’t know of any alternatives that work the same way as home camera does, so I can’t contrast and compare, but what seems to be a free services versus an expensive, high-tech security camera system from a big corporation is a major selling point.

If you don’t know what HomeCamera is, basically it’s a free service you can sign up for and use your internet connection and your webcam to create an in-home, visual ( camera ) based security system. The hook-up seems easy enough for someone with little technical know-how to use it, and it has to be easier than setting up a whole security system by yourself, and the user interface I saw on the tour was really simple and attractive, something easy enough that it would probably not make my brain melt out of my head, lol.

Overall, this product looks very cool. When I first read about it, I thought, “Why would I want something like that?”, but now that I’ve been around the block on their site a few times – who am I kidding, I still don’t want it, lol. But it’s definately a cool site, and a cool service, the tour of which I’d recommend to anyone who wants a security system – it’s totally worth checking out, trust me. This post is brought to you by HomeCamera.com.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

bento_box: KFC Christmas (Default)
Well, cool, lol. Cool-er, at least, cool enough that I could wear my trench coat comfortably yesterday. I’ve been waiting, pining, even scheming for this time of year – I hope the cool weather stays.

Supposidly it’s back up to 80 tomorrow, then drops to 65 ( woohoo! ) on Friday – it’s Football Season! Yes that was wildly random, but the fun thing about FS is that it leads to the Super Bowl – which leads to Thanksgiving, which leads to turkey, which leads to more scheming.

So, yesterday went by without incident – I thought, for sure, these blindly patriotic hillbillies would have said something racist or anti Islam – something. But they didn’t, they didn’t shoot guns into the air to protest Islam this year, either, which I guess is a big deal – step in the right direction.

While I’m not too fond of the religion ( sorry PC Police ), I’m not stupid enough to think that the 9/11 attacks had anything to do with the beliefs – there are radical extremists in every religion. I’m living proof of this, lol.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Mirrored from Shibuya 109.

Page generated Oct. 20th, 2017 04:21 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios