Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Blogging in the name of science

So, this guy has an experiment to see how fast a meme gets 'round the innernet.

Read about it here, blog about it on your blog, and then ping Technorati by clicking here.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Dear Internet,

Dearest Internet,

Please stop being boring. I find that I need your distractions more and more these days, and yet you have been failing to deliver. Didn't we have an arrangement? That whenever I was bored, or down, or just needed an escape that you would be there?

You've been letting me down, and I'm thinking of breaking up with you. I know, I know. Maybe I've been "too busy" or "too involved in work" to pay attention to you, and for that, I am sorry. Believe me, I'm open to other options. What is it that you want from me? A new hair color? Wait a week. More posts? Then lead me to more people I can trust with my feelings. More drama? Trust me, it's in the works.

Can I rely on you to get me through those long lunch hours when I have nothing to eat? Can I trust you to have my friends online when I want to talk to them? I'll give you one month, dear sweet love of my life that you are, Internet, and then we'll reevaluate our relationship.

All My Love,
Tina aka ChemicalPink aka Snookums

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Here's what you do:
1. Open your music library
2. Set settings to "Shuffle"
3. Press play
4. For each entry, type the song that's playing
5. For new entry, press the next/forward button

Opening credits: We Care/ Reel Big Fish
Waking up: Nothing Better/Postal Service
First day at school: Complications/Soundtrack from Serial Experiments Lain
Falling in love: Private Show/Pink
Breaking up: Stay (Wasting Time)/Dave Matthews Band
Prom: Girls/Beastie Boys
Life's okay: Jungle Boogie/Kool and the Gang
Mental breakdown: My Sherona/The Knack
Driving: Fast Car/Tracy Chapman
Flashback: Villians/Verve Pipe
Getting back together: A New Hope/Five Iron Frenzy
Wedding: Angel/Dave Matthews Band
Birth of a child: In Other Words/Ben Kweller

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Anyone have a soapbox?

I realize that some of y'all don't know me very well. I want to make a very personal post about myself, but I need to address some basic things first:

1. I am offensive in a variety of ways. It's worse in person, but I want y'all to know that I may, at times, go off on a really offensive rant about something. Or get really excited and say "FUCK" or "Goddamn" or "holy shit" excessively. Or any number of other things. I have been feeling like I censor myself on this blog too much. There are things I don't say after getting nasty emails about being offensive. Or things I don't say because I don't want to offend friends that may read this. This is exactly why I don't use MySpace - too many old old friends on there that I might offend. I'm not going to worry about it too much anymore. I'm fucking sick of censoring myself on my personal journal.

No topic is sacred to me, so if you ever read something you're offended by, I want you to count to 10 while taking deep breaths, and walk away from the computer for 15 minutes before you send me a hateful email or leave a hurtful comment. The internet does not exempt people from having feelings, and it is YOUR CHOICE to read my blog.

2. I've got a lot going on right now, so I've not been posting much. This is self explanatory.

3. I'm really torn in two directions about some personal issues. And it's all I think about.

4. I knit. And then I forget to take pictures of my knitting and post them.

5. This is my bad time of year. I always get really depressed and antisocial in winter, particularly around the holidays. I hate Christmas, I don't like Thanksgiving. I enjoy New Year's when I get to go out, and I love my birthday, but no one remembers it or wants to do anything with me so I get depressed.

The depression and anxiety and everything else makes me not want to post. I'm sorry.

I'll let that sink in for a bit, and then I'll talk about some more of my issues. I can't afford a counsellor anymore, so y'all are it. Sorry. Like I said before, no one's making you read this.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

November 14th, 2006

To My Conservative Brothers and Sisters,

I know you are dismayed and disheartened at the results of last week’s election. You’re worried that the country is heading toward a very bad place you don’t want it to go. Your 12-year Republican Revolution has ended with so much yet to do, so many promises left unfulfilled. You are in a funk, and I understand.

Well, cheer up, my friends! Do not despair. I have good news for you. I, and the millions of others who are now in charge with our Democratic Congress, have a pledge we would like to make to you, a list of promises that we offer you because we value you as our fellow Americans. You deserve to know what we plan to do with our newfound power — and, to be specific, what we will do to you and for you.

Thus, here is our Liberal’s Pledge to Disheartened Conservatives:

Dear Conservatives and Republicans,

I, and my fellow signatories, hereby make these promises to you:

1. We will always respect you for your conservative beliefs. We will never, ever, call you “unpatriotic” simply because you disagree with us. In fact, we encourage you to dissent and disagree with us.

2. We will let you marry whomever you want, even when some of us consider your behavior to be “different” or “immoral.” Who you marry is none of our business. Love and be in love — it’s a wonderful gift.

3. We will not spend your grandchildren’s money on our personal whims or to enrich our friends. It’s your checkbook, too, and we will balance it for you.

4. When we soon bring our sons and daughters home from Iraq, we will bring your sons and daughters home, too. They deserve to live. We promise never to send your kids off to war based on either a mistake or a lie.

5. When we make America the last Western democracy to have universal health coverage, and all Americans are able to get help when they fall ill, we promise that you, too, will be able to see a doctor, regardless of your ability to pay. And when stem cell research delivers treatments and cures for diseases that affect you and your loved ones, we’ll make sure those advances are available to you and your family, too.

6. Even though you have opposed environmental regulation, when we clean up our air and water, we, the Democratic majority, will let you, too, breathe the cleaner air and drink the purer water.

7. Should a mass murderer ever kill 3,000 people on our soil, we will devote every single resource to tracking him down and bringing him to justice. Immediately. We will protect you.

8. We will never stick our nose in your bedroom or your womb. What you do there as consenting adults is your business. We will continue to count your age from the moment you were born, not the moment you were conceived.

9. We will not take away your hunting guns. If you need an automatic weapon or a handgun to kill a bird or a deer, then you really aren’t much of a hunter and you should, perhaps, pick up another sport. We will make our streets and schools as free as we can from these weapons and we will protect your children just as we would protect ours.

10. When we raise the minimum wage, we will pay you — and your employees — that new wage, too. When women are finally paid what men make, we will pay conservative women that wage, too.

11. We will respect your religious beliefs, even when you don’t put those beliefs into practice. In fact, we will actively seek to promote your most radical religious beliefs (”Blessed are the poor,” “Blessed are the peacemakers,” “Love your enemies,” “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God,” and “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”). We will let people in other countries know that God doesn’t just bless America, he blesses everyone. We will discourage religious intolerance and fanaticism — starting with the fanaticism here at home, thus setting a good example for the rest of the world.

12. We will not tolerate politicians who are corrupt and who are bought and paid for by the rich. We will go after any elected leader who puts him or herself ahead of the people. And we promise you we will go after the corrupt politicians on our side FIRST. If we fail to do this, we need you to call us on it. Simply because we are in power does not give
us the right to turn our heads the other way when our party goes astray. Please perform this important duty as the loyal opposition.

I promise all of the above to you because this is your country, too. You are every bit as American as we are. We are all in this together. We sink or swim as one. Thank you for your years of service to this country and for giving us the opportunity to see if we can make things a bit better for our 300 million fellow Americans — and for the rest
of the world.


Michael Moore

P.S. Please feel free to pass this on.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

man. i'm lame at this blogging stuff

So. The ear is fine. My throat hurts, I have a lot of yucky drainage, I'm still coughing, and I now have some abdomen pain. Ew, yeah I know.

I've been knitting so much that I haven't blogged much.

For those not in the know, my hands have been hurting. It may be arthritis. I type emails all day at work. Then I come home and knit. Both of these activities hurt me. But you see, there is a baby to knit for. My brother's. His wife is due November 17th, so I will have some FOs SOON.

I apologize for the delay.