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Desiderata [Feb. 28th, 2009|10:57 am]
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Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble,
it's a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
~ Max Ehrmann

To me, these have long been words to live by. I have them on a large poster that hangs in my living room.
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Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction [Nov. 16th, 2008|06:13 pm]
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This isn't really the kind of music I would normally listen to, but this song really struck a chord with me. I actually teared up a little. I think that the more people who hear this message, the better.

Thanks to hakatrip for the link.

We need to find courage, overcome
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction

My story stops here, lets be clear
This scenario is happening everywhere
And you ain't going to nirvana or farvana
You're coming right back here to live out your karma
With even more drama than previously, seriously
Just how many centuries have we been
waiting for someone else to make us free
And we refuse to see
That people overseas suffer just like we
Bad leadership and ego's unfettered and free
Who feed one the people they're supposed to lead
I don't need good people to pray and wait
For the lord to make it all straight
There's only now, do it right.
Cos I don't want your daddy, leaving home tonight
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Keith Olbermann on Prop 8 [Nov. 11th, 2008|04:33 pm]
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Reposted from popcornleader [Oct. 27th, 2008|08:29 pm]
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10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage Is Wrong

1. Being gay is not natural.
And real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning, tattoos, piercings and silicon breasts...

2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay.
In the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior.
People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract. Lamps are next.

4. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all.
Hence why women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed.
And we can't let the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage be destroyed.

6. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children.
So therefore, gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our population isn't out of control, our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children.
Since, of course, straight parents only raise straight children.

8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion.
In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home.
Which is exactly why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms.
Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.


Re-post this if you believe love makes a marriage.
Vote NO on Proposition 8

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Song meme *baaaa* :P [May. 9th, 2008|08:14 pm]
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1. Open your music collection and set the songs to shuffle/random.
2. Take the first 30 and write one line from each.
3. As people guess the songs, strike them.
4. Tag up to five others to do this.








I'm not going to tag anyone, so just.... do it if you want to.
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Tagged by popcornleader *smishes* [May. 8th, 2008|07:31 pm]
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You are The Star


Hope, expectation, Bright promises.


The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised


The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.




I tag caithream, idril_telrunya, and stargazertook
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APOCALYPTICAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! [May. 4th, 2008|02:38 am]
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I found out just in time that Apocalyptica were going to be coming to town and bought a pair of tickets. Jeffrey had a gig, so I invited my sister Julianne (she is more of a fan of theirs than Jeffrey is, anyway), who was really excited about it. I thought the doors opened at 7, and we wanted to get something to eat first, so she was at my place by 5 and then we went from there.

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Back from vacation [May. 4th, 2008|02:11 am]
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So, after we got back from vacation, Jeffrey's family was in town. We spent the rest of the week doing things with them, which may sound like kind of a drag but it wasn't because Jeffrey's family are seriously the Sweetest. People. Ever! They're just so grateful for everything, and they adore me to pieces. And his son, Chris, kind of latched onto me and opted to go with me whenever we split up or did anything. He can be kind of fractious at times, and the last time we tried having him live with us it didn't work very well for a number of reasons, but there's still a bond between us, and I do love him dearly. And Jeffrey's sister is just one of the sweetest girls, and we went shopping together when she was staying with us before, watched chick flicks, squeed over boys on TV and in movies (she's a big Jensen Ackles fan - bigger than me, actually) and basically just had a really good time.

I was a little cranky at times, mainly due to being worried about money and not getting enough sleep (I was back to work, but also staying out late doing things with them) but mostly it was a good time.

Then they went home, and we brought Jeffrey's car in to have the brakes looked at, since they'd begun to scrape. Well, they were in bad shape and basically everything had to be replaced. So there went another $800. Yikes. Good thing I've been able to pick up overtime. But the highlight of last week was The Concert... Which I will post about next, because it TOTALLY needs its own entry.
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Vacation Picspam! (Not dial-up friendly) [May. 3rd, 2008|01:27 am]
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So, as promised, here are my vacation pictures! I took a ton of them, so I'll just spam you with my favorite ones. I don't really have any from Eyecon, so I'll just show you the highlights of Seaworld, Universal Studios, Medieval Times and Busch Gardens, mmkay?

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So, those are the highlights! If you want to see the rest, my Photobucket album IS public, so just go ahead and click!

Hope you enjoyed them!
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Vacation recap! (No pictures) [Apr. 28th, 2008|03:02 am]
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Okay, okay, I know it's been a long time and everyone else has already posted their posts about Eyecon and all that, but I didn't even get home until a week afterwards, so I'm posting now. So there. :P

Overall, it was a super-awesome vacation, although my bank account is still recovering. It may be quite awhile before we can afford to do something like this again, although it was a lot of fun while it lasted. We visited friends in Georgia, went to Eyecon, did the touristy thing and went to Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Medieval Times and Seaworld (not in that order). A good time was (mostly) had by all. I will post pictures later, in a separate post. There's the summary; for those wanting to know more details, proceed to the cut of your choice.

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Tourism at its finest.Collapse )

COMING SOON:

~Vacation picspam

~Fun Family Times

~APOCALYPTICA!!
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