Been a few days

Its been a few days since my last entry. Lets see what's happened… In the real world: Car trouble– This actually happened Monday and I forgot to mention it. Serpent had to stay home from work because the car was making an AWFUL noise and we didn't feel safe with her driving it. Luckily we were able to bring it into the shop and get it fixed that day. The wheel bearing was bad and…

Stupid Celebrity Gossip

I hardly ever weigh in, or even pay attention to, idiotic hollywood paparazzi garbage. However this whole Charlie Sheen thing is really damned hard to avoid, and it caught my interest. Speaking as a diagnosed, unmedicated sufferer of person with “bipolar disorder”, I am going to throw my hat into the ring of those who believe Charlie is having a serious manic episode, rather than his behavior stemming (just) from drug abuse. Fast, vaguely incoherent…

Freakin Ice

The sidewalks are really treacherous today. By which I mean, because they were never properly plowed and salted, now that everything is melting, the sidewalks are like shallow lakes with extremely slippery ice right beneath the water. Ugh. I got about a third of the way to work, slipping and sliding; luckily, a local acquaintance who happened to be passing buy offered me a ride the rest of the way. 😀 Yay!

Start your morning off wrong

Despite the fact that my paid time is running out in less than a month, I’ve resolved to actually write in this journal more. The lack of entries has been mainly my fault, taking up a lot of both my own time and “group time” with Promise. Well, I’m not cutting back on Promise, but I HAVE resolved to start sleeping less. As David will attest to, previously I have treated fear of “not getting…

Masquerade Ball the 29th

So, I know SOME of you are in Rochester. My work is holding its second annual Masquerade Ball this year on the 29th. Its Alice in Wonderland themed, but obviously guests can wear any costume they like. (Masks are mandatory and will be available at the door, costumes are not mandatory.) Click here to buy tickets online, or call 585 473-2590 x107 ($20 W&B members & students with ID/ $25 general public) The poster art…

Well-known Otherkin Stabbed to death

Matthew Finnigan, a dragon otherkin known as starblade-enkai died September 22, 2010 having been stabbed in a friend’s apartment. The suspect, his friend, James Torrey Hill, has plead not guilty to murder and is being held in custody. Starblade was known as the originator of “Fuck you, I’m a dragon”, and while some may not have found him the easiest person to get along with, I know I at least, am saddened to hear of…

Well, dad, maybe I wouldn’t be moving out if you made me feel valued instead of despised. And mom, you wouldn’t be in financial trouble due to my “sudden” leaving if you had listened to me six months ago when I said I was going to move out. -D

Yes yes yes!

Met with Nick, the prospective roommate, at lunch today. I am ecstatic to discover that he is just as serious about this as I am. We talked habits, chores, finances, furniture, etc. We have officially moved out of the “possibility” stage, and into the “Actively looking for an apartment stage.” I’ve already made about 4 phone calls. We’re looking at the first apartment on Friday. A part of me really thinks this is going to…

Managing

I managed to work up the nerve to talk to mom about moving on our drive into work this morning. I had been planning to talk to her about it when we went to the laundromat, but she kept putting it off. Honestly, I ended up doing that “being deliberately quiet until she asks you what’s wrong” thing. I mostly told her the truth, though I did emphasize that I wanted to leave so I…

Hardship

Its been a difficult couple of weeks. I thought with my brother home from the hospital, I might be able to enjoy some pleasant time at home. I thought “Well, he’s still sick. Of course mom and dad will walk on egg shells around him so he won’t throw a fit”. Of course I was wrong. At some points my father seems to be going absolutely out of his way to torment my brother. This…

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 56 inches?! 56! Really? I guess I’ve been deluding myself about our bra size. No wonder store bought bras don’t fit. No wonder I can’t find a men’s vest that fits. Ugh! Do you know what that means we should be wearing? It means we should be wearing a 46J!! Fuuuuuuuuuuu Some days I just want to tear them off. -D

Meals in the Household

I feel like the flist could use some levity, so I’m going to share this anecdote. When we were a kid our parents often complained of how picky an eater we were. In actuality, we both have fairly broad tastes, the problem, even before we knew consciously we were separate, was agreeing on what to eat. To demonstrate, consider the conversation below, which happened only moments ago. I want to emphasize that this happened pretty…

Being compelled towards creepy, insane, controlling men can certainly be a handicap in this universe. *sigh* -Mordax No! Bad Mordax, no biscuit. Seriously, I don’t care how amusing you think it would be. Look at the thread, this is not some guy you want to mess around with, okay? Please? -DBut the world must know! I’ll post logs. Besides, this has the possibility to be HILAAARIOUS. A bit of that failed HWP project. Too bad…

This’ll piss off about half my friends list

But I don’t really mind, because this is something I care deeply about. http://www.newsweek.com/2010/01/28/the-depressing-news-about-antidepressants.html# Excerpts from a January NEWSWEEK article, linked above. Emphasis mine. The Depressing News About AntidepressantsStudies suggest that the popular drugs are no more effective than a placebo. In fact, they may be worse. …Yes, the drugs are effective, in that they lift depression in most patients. But that benefit is hardly more than what patients get when they, unknowingly and as…

I am tired, tired, TIRED of people imagining the blackest, most obscene horrors they can come up with and justifying them under the flimsy premise that the darker something is the closer it is to reality. -D

Need more hours, need more days

Because there aren’t enough hours in the day, or days in the week to get what we want/need to get done. Here’s what we (barely) manage to get done every week, aside from miscellany: Work job (biggest time sink aside from sleep). Spend night at boyfriend’s house. Hang out with best friend. Hang out with other best friend. Play Wajas. Play weekly D&D game. Update Livejournal. Draw personal Art. Participate in ongoing ARG. Get in some…

My new haircut

So I did it. Swallowed my anxiety about it, and went and got a professional haircut for the first time in over a decade. And I am so glad I did. Not only does it look great (in my opinion) but its great to just have the weight of it “off my shoulders” but literally and metaphorically. Click for larger

So. Remember the “heinous game of telephone”? Yeah. It turns out my aunt never woke up. I don’t even know why I was told that. They’re taking her off life support tomorrow. Unless something changes, this is my last post on the subject. -David

RE: Our Aunt

Hi guys. Thank you for all the love and support, it really helps. I’m told she’s awake now, but on life support. Unfortunately, since she’s across the US from us, all of our info is filtered through multiple relatives in a heinous game of telephone. But what I’m hear is she’s stable for the moment. Thanks again, everyone. -D