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Long time no post - like always!

But anyway, I'm getting married September 25th.

You have been warned.
28th-Nov-2008 02:29 pm - Holiday
In the Thrill till tomorrow evening! Call the cell! (Rest assured - I'll try and call ya'll too)
6th-Nov-2008 08:30 am - Obligatory election coverage
I've got nothing it's all been said before.

But anyway...

Fuck yeah!
22nd-Sep-2008 05:35 pm - Autumnous
Today is the first day of Fall. And yet, my AC can still only get the temp in my apartment down around 80.

Yeah I know, bitch bitch, moan moan.

Sometimes I really miss cold weather.
4th-Sep-2008 04:43 pm - New Obsession
Ok not new, a returning obsession. Despite the 90 million degree heat (why do I live in Texas again?) I've taken knitting back up, fed mainly by Ravelry, which is like crack, only with yarn.

Stumping around the net looking for knitting stuff, I found this

Some day I will be this cool, but right now I'm stuck a quarter of the way through my first sweater, not by any technical difficulty, but by my realization that 1) sweaters are big and repetitive and kind of boring and 2) See the beginning of this post, concerning Texas weather.

Just wanted to share the link.

4th-Jul-2008 11:17 am - Liberty and Justice for All
So I've been thinking a lot about this lately. Mainly that I've concluded that this statement is surprisingly ambiguous. Despite what opposing camps tend to say about it, I'm certain that both liberals and conservatives whole-heartedly agree that the US should provide Liberty and Justice for All, but that liberals focus on the "for all" and conservatives focus on the "justice" part. And more importantly they disagree with each other over what "all" and "justice" actually refer to. And really, nobody will touch "Liberty" with a ten foot pole in the realm of political debate, probably because anyone one who does want to discuss that part will open themselves up to accusations of the basest and most insidious sort - that they are some how anti-liberty, anti-American, anti-free.
    This troubles me. I would like to at this juncture point out that I'm very patriotic. I love my country and I believe in it. I believe in truth and I believe in the power of the constitution. I believe that democracy can do great things. But I don't believe that these things require enemies and scape goats. I don't believe that freedom here should mean repression of someone else. I don't believe that patriotism should equate with militarism. I don't believe that there is always one right, clear cut interpretation of America. The beauty of the Constitution is that it can be changed. Sure I don't necessarily agree with the current Supreme Court shenanigans, but I remain ever hopeful about the inconstancy of the human race. I also, optimistically, believe that people as a group can become better. 50 years ago it was unconscionable that presidential front-runners would be black or female. I like to think, that what ever the bad blood going on right now in politics, we are moving forward, not slipping back.
    And yes I know, I was a history major, and i know that people are flawed. I know that political discourse is usually circular, I know that people are still killing each other because they've been doing it for a thousand years, I know that in recent years the US has contributed to the destabilization of the international balance of power. I know that the economy is circling the drain. I know that this is no longer the American Century, but maybe that's a good thing.
    But there is no such thing as rock bottom. However bad things look, they can get better. What's more, they will get better. Nothing lasts forever, not even the bad.
27th-May-2008 06:11 pm - Public Service Announcement!!
Don't ever, ever, attend a Yale University Commencement.

Seriously, even if your idol is speaking and your child is walking.
Their idea of event planning is 15,000 people and only one bathroom.

25th-Mar-2008 12:28 pm - Good News Everyone!
Andy and I have acquired a dog.

Andy is thrilled, as he never had any pets as a child and is deathly allergic to cats.

I am less thrill because dogs are a lot of work, and since I'm the one without a job, I have to do more of it.

However he's an adult, is house trained, and has been remarkably well-behaved thus far. Except he becomes distraught every time we leave the house. I suppose he's suspicious we're not coming back.

You can see pics here, though they'll probably take it down soon.
27th-Feb-2008 02:27 pm - Godwin's Law
My management professor has completely lost it. Today she compared the lists of ethical standards the class was attempting to define to Nazism. That's right to Hitler and his rise to power based on fascist theories.

I guess that means she's lost the argument.
15th-Feb-2008 03:07 pm - Who Knows Where the Time Goes?
Today is my birthday. I am 24. I am also entitled to do any and all of the following:

1) Eat too much candy
2) Complain about possible wrinkles
3) Get other people to pay for dinner
4) Neglect work in favor of lazy
5) Not feel guilty about any of the above

So yeah, which one of you is paying for the sushi?
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