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31 March 2014 @ 09:01 pm
I am so fucking sick of people arguing that companies shouldn't have to provide birth control.

Fuck them

Birth Control should be an unalienable right.  The entirety of true equality rests on a woman's ability to fully control her own body.

In my opinion, all birthcontrol should be legal  If a woman chooses to have an abortion in the 9th month of pregnancy, I trust that she probably has a damned good reason for it.

Fuck pro-lifers.  They deserve NO RIGHTS over MY body.

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09 January 2013 @ 07:15 am
I woke up this morning with a sudden insight--I apparently have a thing for Canadian bands.  My four (current) favorite music groups: Blues Traveler (Canadian),  Gordon Lightfoot (not a group, true.  But Canadian)  Great Big Sea (Canadian, also coming to Chicago in March.  Sadly the show's on a Wednesday at 7 pm requiring an afternoon off the day before and the following morning off as well.  As I'm still at -2 vacation days from Christmas and have to go to the BIL's wedding in CA in May this means I can not go.)  and Boiled in Lead (a Minnesota band.  But hell that's almost Canada)

Since those are the only groups I like enough that I'd plan to go see them, apparently I have a thing for Canadian bands.
04 January 2013 @ 08:23 pm

Just a bit of a brag

Last month, just under 40 % of the amount of money we spent last month was spent on financial goals--paying off student loans, mortgage, savings, ect.

I'm so proud of us!

21 December 2012 @ 09:12 pm
Sunday, Jman Vdog and I pack up and begin the trek to MN.  The high here on Tuesday is 34.  The high at the folks' is 7.  I think I'm going the wrong way.
07 December 2012 @ 09:12 pm
I would like to introduce you to the new Office Manager of HAL Communications Corp.

Today I got the notification of my new title, as well as a hefty raise, today. I'm feeling a hefty mix of excitement, nervousness, proud and lazy. I'm going to be taking on a *lot* more work at work, no more knitting. I'm a bit worried about taking on that sort of pressure; that much responsibility. There's a part of me that likes being lazy, being under-challenged, knitting at work. There's a part of me that is looking forward to challenging myself and seeing what happens. The people I work with have looked past that and seem to see more in me than I have. That's so very hopeful.
18 November 2012 @ 10:00 pm
Last January, I dedicated myself to Löyly, which is the Finnish word for "spirit" but also the word for the steam produced in the sauna.  Well, maybe dedicated isn't the right word, but I did invite this concept to make a home in my heart.

At the fall solstice, my coven often asks people what element they need to work with.  I decided to work with fire, as I'm always cold.  And I decided I would try and work with this element for the next half year or so.

Tonight, I was reading the book "Wyrdwalkers" and was reading up on the suggested skills to know regarding the elements.  When I came to fire, #3 was "to raise (or lower) your body temperature at will."  I thought Yeah, right, and how the hell am I supposed to learn how to do that? #8 Purification by heat.  "Learn how to do heat ordeals as purification, such as the sauna or stofa if it's physically possible for you.  This is optional...and it's good if you're having trouble with #3 above."

Yet I find myself hesitating on the edge of the cliff.  I know that I need to work more deeply with fire.  I find myself saying "I don't have a sauna, I should wait to work on this until I have a sauna."  But I know this is a poor excuse.  I don't know why, but I find myself withdrawing from the task I've set.  I don't know if this is pure laziness.  It could also be that I worry that focusing on my spiritual work will disrupt my routine with my husband and family.  Maybe there is something else I need to do first.

On the other hand, I don't want to wait for the cosmic clue by four either.
12 November 2012 @ 02:34 pm

Today, my husband put on his "codemonkey" shirt before leaving for work.  Every time he wears this, the refrain from the song "Codemonkey" gets stuck in my head (go listen, I'll wait)  And I smile, because I know I'm the "you" my codemonkey likes. 

Dude's got it easy.  He wears a shirt, and gets romance points.
07 November 2012 @ 03:31 pm
I find myself feeling disappointed after this last election.  Not that I wish Romney had won, he scares me.  But 49% of the country supported him.  My birth state of Minnesota rejected a constitutional amendment requiring marriage to be between one man and one woman; yet 48% of the voters felt they had the right to say their religion is more important than mine.  And I'm saddened by the number of people who have left negative posts on Facebook.  I'm maddened by people saying that  asking that birth control be covered by insurance is immoral; and the number of people that thing the President controls the price of gas and that my cousin gave out rocks to adults for Halloween.  I'm immeasurably saddened by the people who are afraid of love: you're either pro-family or anti-marriage--you can't be pro-family yet say that gay families are not families.  I'm disheartened by the disrespect shown to so many values I hold dear. 

*end rant*

And now to think about the amazing things that were revealed.  States legalizing gay marriage and marijuana.  Obama winning.  Health care possibilities.

PS.  I know the thing about Halloween doesn't really fit.  But my cousin's lack of generosity is bothering me.
28 October 2012 @ 10:39 am

Overall Cyberpunk look


Close up of Makeup, and 'NetJack

I also had a glowing "Anarchy" Symbol on the back of my jacket, which I forgot to get a photo of.

25 October 2012 @ 10:47 am

A friend posted this on Facebook.  I was afraid it'd get lost on my FB page, but I wanted to see it.  So, LJ friends, here ya go.