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Oct. 21st, 2011


Must write. Called in sick to work today to get started. Need to write all weekend.

Phone is staying off for the weekend. Making myself only check email on scheduled breaks.

Am going to come out the other side of this on Monday all triumphant and happy. This is a must.

Mississippi Personhood Amendment

Originally posted by gabrielleabelleat Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.

Jet Rock Anthem - Yeah Buddy!

Hot 103 made a Jet Rock Anthem to the tune of Party Rock Anthem ;) I've been hearing it all week and I'm still not even sick of it yet, so that's saying something! And they finally put it on their website Wheeeeee!

My brothers are going to the pre-season game tomorrow, while I'm stuck going to a jewelry party. FAIL.


Modern Family PWNED last night. They deserved all their Emmys and more! So much love. So freaking hilarious. Oh Dylan, you're so adorable. And Luke. Awesomesauce.

Then I fell off the Responsibility Champion bandwagon and watched Doctor Who instead of working on my readings for school next week.

Maybe it's because of the school/work burnout or because I was logging at the time, but I did not understand it AT ALL. Especially the ending. It made zero amount of sense to me and I didn't like it one bit. I'll have to go read the reviews to make some sense out of it, though I don't think that'll make me like it any more.

And I'm all pouty now cuz before I watched it, I'd set the PVR up to tape next week's and in the 'info' it says something about an old friend coming back and Cybermen, so naturally I think ZOMG ROSE! EEEE! OR MICKEY! EEE! OR MAYBE MARTHA! WELL I GUESS THAT'S OKAY TOO!

Then I watch the teaser and it's fucking Craig?!? SERIOUSLY?!?! WHAT THE FUCK?!?! That was cruel, Doctor Who. That was very cruel. How dare you play with my emotions like that?


So after watching Doctor Who I had to stay up extra late to finish my alotted reading and today I was supposed to come in early cuz we had a box coming back from storage and they've been showing up at 8am lately but somehow I got to work later than usual. I still don't know how that happened. I didn't even hit snooze on my alarm! I didn't have to make lunch, I didn't get stuck in traffic, I didn't have a long shower. Where did my time go? I'm still confused about that.

And tired. So tired. I put my sweater on backwards AND inside-out this morning, and didn't realize it til I was in the car. (though in my defence, it was this sleeveless tunic thing so pretty shapeless.) And it's only the second week of classes! I know I'm gonna get into my groove and get better at all this (or just more used to functioning on less sleep) but when is that gonna happen? It would be nice if it would just happen already!

I don't think there's anything on tonight that I'm gonna watch so yay to that, I will be a total Responsibility Champion, reading all evening!

Unless I watch an episode of Deadwood on my computer since I went and got VGA cables yesterday!

SQUEEEE! I can watch the computer on my tv! So excited!

I made a mistake

When they told me about the moonshine on wednesday night I thought I heard the number 90 and then some more numbers and I was drunk already so for some reason I took away that it was 90 proof moonshine. I have no clue what that means.

I got corrected yesterday and told it wasn't 90 proof, it was 190 proof. Which is 95% alcohol or something? I still don't really know what that means. All I know is Aleah uses it to clean fish tanks. And It's only legal to buy in Alberta.  And It tastes like paint thinner.

And man, am I stumbly today! It does not help that until this week I haven't really drank much since february when I hit my head on the side of the pool and got the BPPV, cuz drinking makes it 8 million times worse. Oh well, it was worth it, I had soooooo much fun, and it'll be worth it the rest of the weekend too!

Had to clean the apartment this morning cuz my mom asked Randy to come in and feed Pancakes tomorrow while I'm away at the cabin. That was not fun. I also had to take two trips to load the car with cabin stuff, which was mostly leftover munchies and two entire pizzas from last night. And rum. So much rum. Seeing Cakery lying amidst the pile of cabin stuff wailing nearly broke my heart. I'm such a neglectful kitty owner this week. But I'll make it up to her next week when I am hibernating all freaking week (using the excuse of tv premieres...)

And okay ,is this some kind of douchy joke cuz I'm incredibly hung over? Why is my enter key entering everything a line above where I tell it to enter? wtf? WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME NOW??? And now the enter key isn't working at all! WTFWTFWTFWTF! *more incoherent rambling* Also, Neda brought me a cinnamon bun from Timmies, it is incredibly messy but delicious. that is all.

Early birthday present :)

Flowers from my mommy- not sure if she sent them early on purpose to surprise me or if she placed the order for tomorrow and the flower shop sent them early (they did that once when I sent her flowers for her birthday, sent them four days early! But at least she was SUPER surprised cuz she wasn't expecting anything that early? lol) but it's not like that matters, cuz they're flowers which are awesome and I love them! Sunflowers pwn!

And now back to nursing my massive hangover and trying to get rid of it before the Pizza and 90 Proof (Edit: I was mistaken, it was 190 proof, I missed a digit there) Moonshine Party at my place tonight *headdesk*

How long until I get sick of this song?

I'm hoping the answer is NEVER.

Or, y'know, less cryptically, Hot 103 started playing Adele's "Someone Like You" this morning. I listen to Hot 103 for roughly nine hours a day while I'm at work (though sometimes I switch to London's XFM or Edmonton's Sonic, but for the past two or three weeks it's been all Hot 103) and I'd never heard the song on there until this morning. Someone requested it at around 930.

And I'm assuming the calls started flooding in, cuz it's on again 2.5 hours later!

At 5pm they play the top 5 requested songs of the day so I'm reeeeeally curious to see if it's on then too.
Edit: It was the number 3 requested song of the day!

When the morning guy introduced it, he called it "the most beautiful song ever" which made me so happy. So glad Adele's getting the credit she so rightly deserves, because she is absolutely amazing. Not many singers can sound BETTER live than they do recorded, so the ones that do are very special. And extra points in my book when you write your own songs, which she does.

So now I'm really hoping Hot 103 doesn't overplay it until I get sick of it, which is what started happening to me with "Rolling in the Deep" over the last little while ;) Of course, listening for about nine hours a day, I understand that I'm gonna hear some repeated songs, and I keep telling myself that the more it's on the radio the more people will fall in love with her and buy her amazing albums, so I'm trying to keep a pretty high tolerance for getting sick of her stuff. We shall see!

It's funny, cuz this latest one they're playing isn't even nearly one of my favourites- I'm actually inclined to think it's a tad creepy when I listen to it taking it literally lol- but her voice is just so damn gorgeous you can overlook that sort of thing ;D

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Food Fail

For the record, slow cooker meatloaf? Not so much.

I talked to my mother on the phone at lunch yesterday and when I told her I was making slow cooker meatloaf, her comment to me was something along the lines of "...umm, but how are you gonna drain the grease from it? I don't think you can cook meatloaf in something that doesn't drain, cuz then it just sits in the grease all day..."

And of course I went "pfft, what do you know motherperson, you hate cooking with a fiery passion! Obviously it's supposed to cook in its own grease! A random person posting a recipe on teh interwebz would never steer me wrong!"

This is a lesson, children- always listen to your mother.

Landlady called at 430 to tell me she'd checked on my food and that it smelled delicious! I got home at 6 and OMGYES, it smelled AMAZING. Sadly, that's all that was amazing about it.

The potatoes and carrots had been simmering in grease for ten hours, and were a gross brownish colour with a disgusting, slimy texture- I ate like three and felt my arteries hardening. The meatloaf itself was heavy and bland.

Of course, being a fair-minded person, I figured that like many foods, this was probably one that tasted better the second day, and my whole reason for making it was so I could have it for lunches for the rest of the week, so this morning when I got up I was pretty stoked it would have aged well. Wow, was I wrong.

The meatloaf was a brick of congealed fat- I couldn't even use normal force to cut through it, I had to put my elbow grease into it! And the potatoes and carrots were totally inedible, sitting in this puddle, no lie, a puddle of white fat on the plate I'd put them on. Fat that broke off into these long gross chards of white grossness when I poked at the veggies.

Ugh, not cool! Hopefully making chicken stir-fry for Tower tonight, maybe that can take away the bad memories of the meatloaf fail. This is the first recipe I've done that hasn't been good, so I'm a bit disappointed!
Okay I also meant to squee about Doctor Who yesterday, how did I forget that? I've seen Let's Kill Hitler six times since Saturday (it keeps being on the Space Channel!) and ZOMG SO MUCH LOVE! I won't spoil it, so lemme just say RIVER SONG I LOVE YOU SO SO SO MUCH! DOCTOR I LOVE YOU SO SO SO MUCH!

Watched it once with my mom which was a fun and enlightening experience... she had the exact same reaction as I did about seeing Matt Smith's Doctor, which was something like "that guy has the weirdest shaped head EVER! It's so WEIRD!" But then by the end of the episode she was completely in love with him.

Watching it with Tower tomorrow, we haven't watched an ep together in aaaaages so I'm really looking forward to it, especially cuz she hasn't seen it yet!

Made a meat loaf this morning- my first meat loaf ever (that I've made.) It's a slow-cooker meat loaf. My first slow-cooker meal ever (that I've made.)

And now I'm gripped in this irrational fear that I'm going to burn down my apartment and kill my cat. I'm considering calling the landlady to let her know I have the crock pot on and could she maybe go in and check on it to make sure I don't burn down the building...
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Edit: I did call the landlady, we laughed about it and she assured me that I couldn't burn the whole building down, just my suite, cuz we have concrete walls, but she also offered to keep an eye on any smoke coming from my place because as she said, 'we don't want you to kill your cat', so yay! I feel so much better now!

AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH WHY DO THE GUYS AT WORK INSIST ON BURPING IN THE HALLWAY OUTSIDE MY OFFICE?!?!?! This has been going on forever and it makes me fucking crazy! Neda thinks I should shout something at them when they do it but I can never think of something witty. This one douche burps every time he comes out into the hall (sometimes I think he goes out there just to burp) and also to clear his sinuses by making this disgusting hocking noise that makes me want to vomit. Why can't they go do that in the washroom?!?!?! *stabbity*

Wow lj, how long has it been?

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And while I'm at it, in other news, going to the doctor's today, yay! I haven't been able to see out of my left eye for 15 days now, it's all filmy, so I figured I should get that checked out. Not sure if it's just some crazy infection I can't shake (been using eye drops from the pharmacy but no dice) or if it's my mac degen finally coming for me. Been trying to avoid teh interwebz since I get clingy when I'm scared and this thing is freaking me out, but yay for the doc finally being back from holidays so I can hopefully solve the mystery today!

Lisa gave me blonde highlights yesterday, I feel pretty yay! I brought her some delicious potato, leek, and bacon soup which I have for lunch today, wOOt! 

Been watching a crapload of Deadwood lately, yeesh! Totally in love with it, although I don't think it's a show I'll feel like re-watching when I'm finished. I've already noticed myself picking up the awful language in my head, thinking of people in line at the grocery store as motherfucking cocksuckers and the like, so umm, yeah, probably should watch a bit LESS Deadwood in future lol!

Seeing the dude again friday I think. Excited that I'm actually looking forward to it since I haven't had that feeling with the last couple guys I've dated.