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July 25th, 2013

11:55 am - What a difference a week makes!
It's 30 degrees cooler now than it was last week. Much happier now.
Current Mood: relievedrelieved

(3 seeds eaten | Eat a pomegranate)

July 20th, 2013

12:44 am - No, I'm not a fan of summer, why do you ask?
It's after midnight and it's 90 degrees F, with a heat index of 97.

This weather sucks the life out of me.
Current Mood: hothot

(2 seeds eaten | Eat a pomegranate)

July 19th, 2013

04:57 pm - It's literally 100 degrees outside now
It was 100 F yesterday with heat index of 109. It's the same today.

Current Mood: hothot

(Eat a pomegranate)

June 13th, 2013

02:32 pm - Back from the not-quite-dead
I haven't used my account much lately. I haven't really felt like writing anything after the constant stream of deaths among my friends and family that lasted for far too long -- 14 within about two years -- plus the disaster that was my personal life circumstances. Instead I retreated to Facebook where I could be light and fluffy and completely insubstantial.

Maybe it's time to come back to LJ and be more substantial.

If you enjoy my posts, thank hrafnkell for reminding me of how much I used to enjoy writing here.
Current Mood: awakeawake
Current Music: "Phoenix" by Unheilig

(2 seeds eaten | Eat a pomegranate)

December 3rd, 2012

07:43 pm - The Reaper loves me
Found out an old friend passed away. This has been happening to me way too much the past two years.
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Current Music: "Lilies" by Jamie Fessenden

(3 seeds eaten | Eat a pomegranate)

August 23rd, 2012

11:42 pm - A baker's dozen deaths
Just got home from a wake for someone I've known for about twenty years. This makes 13 people gone from my life in just over two years, three of whom were close relatives.

So tired of this.
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
Current Music: "Lilies" by Jamie Fessenden

(6 seeds eaten | Eat a pomegranate)

August 15th, 2012

03:29 pm - WTF happened to my LiveJournal Scrapbook?!?
Just discovered LJ overhauled Scrapbook and made it pretty much unusable for me. I had it beautifully organized, with a nice background image that went well with the rest of this journal's theme and color scheme. Now it's fugly and when I click on my albums in Scrapbook, I no longer see the pictures I put there. When I look at the posts, the photos still seem to be there, though. I'm not sure how to access them through Scrapbook, in case I want to edit something.

Given this development, I'm no longer sure I'll be doing photoposts, since I will have difficulty in setting up new galleries in Scrapbook. Feeling very, very pissed off right now, since I enjoyed doing photoposts.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Current Music: "Invisible" by Unto Ashes

(Eat a pomegranate)

July 23rd, 2012

10:06 am - Faerie protection spell needed immediately!
I just found out that on Thursday night, someone tried to kill my dear friend Richard Treitner. Luckily the knife broke. Two years ago, someone set fire to his house while he was away visiting family.

I'm so glad he has survived these assaults, but I am very worried about him. He may not be so lucky a third time.

I love my faerie friend very much and want him to stay safe. The world would be so much darker without his light and laughter in it and I couldn't bear to see anything bad happen to him.
Current Mood: shockedshocked

(2 seeds eaten | Eat a pomegranate)

February 15th, 2012

08:33 pm - Now on Inworldz
I've been involved with Second Life for almost five years now, but as time passes, it changes more and more from the place I fell in love with, in ways that are increasingly bad. I'm also no longer sure if it will remain an economically viable company, since its financial footing seems more and more shaky as more and more users flee.

And now I'm one of those users, as of today. For a variety of reasons, while I will maintain a presence in Second Life (for now), I've decided to open an account on rival service Inworldz. It simply seems prudent to no longer have all of my virtual eggs in one virtual world's basket.

I expect to set up shop in Inworldz after I become better acquainted with the place. It will take time to rebuild my product line there, but hopefully the company that runs Inworldz will be more merchant-friendly than Linden Lab has been.
Current Mood: workingworking
Current Music: "Genesis" by VNV Nation

(4 seeds eaten | Eat a pomegranate)

November 17th, 2011

12:18 am - Another friend is no more

Moogy singing

The Reaper has shown me his love once more. My friend Moogy Klingman of the band Utopia has passed away. I met many of my famous friends through him -- he enjoyed putting people together.

So now the count of people gone from my life in just over a year is 10 -- three close relatives and seven friends. I'm so very, very tired of going to funerals and memorial services.

I'll be sitting shiva with the family for the next few days.
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: "You've Got to Have Friends" by Moogy Klingman
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(1 seed eaten | Eat a pomegranate)

September 19th, 2011

08:22 pm - Marathon ahead, me hearties -- yo ho!
I'll be spending "Talk Like a Pirate Day" in the company of Captain Jack Sparrow and a bottle of rum as I watch all of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies tonight.
Current Mood: drunkdrunk
Current Music: "Give the Fiddler a Dram" -- Rafe Stefanini

(Eat a pomegranate)

September 16th, 2011

11:39 pm - The Reaper loves me
I've lost another family member. In the past year-and-a-half, I've lost 9 people from my life, 3 of them close relatives.
Current Mood: crappycrappy
Current Music: "Lilies" by Jamie Fessenden

(2 seeds eaten | Eat a pomegranate)

September 15th, 2011

11:23 pm - Today was my eighth LJ-versary
This LiveJournal was created eight years ago today. What a long strange trip it has been . . .
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: "Anniversary" by Voltaire

(2 seeds eaten | Eat a pomegranate)

September 11th, 2011

11:28 pm - On the tenth anniversary of the terrorists' victory
Five years ago, I told my story of September 11, 2001 and why it had particular significance for me.

Now it's the tenth anniversary and in the intervening years life in the US has grown grimmer. I recently watched some movies that were made prior to the fall of 2001 and was struck by how curiously innocent they seemed, when dealing with terrorist acts on-screen. Die Hard and its sequels, The Siege and Swordfish stood out in particular as documenting a time that is gone forever. The current reality of a de facto police state, with TSA frisking, soldiers in train stations and airports and the police and FBI no longer needing warrants to track the movements of citizens via GPS, show how much life in America has changed in the past decade, fueled by provisions of the Patriot Act, which ran over the civil liberties of citizens like a tank, all in the name of security.

The terrorists sought to destroy our way of life. They succeeded.

When I traveled in Peru in 1998, I remember being glad that I lived in a country without soldiers posted all over the cities. A dozen years later, there are soldiers on guard in NYC, just as I had seen in Lima. They have been there for years. They will remain there for the foreseeable future.

Now when I watch Swordfish, which was created with characters meant to be villains, covert government agents fighting terrorists, the events of the intervening years since its original theatrical release have flipped the audience reaction on its head, since modern mores would consider those characters to be heroes, protecting and serving the people of the United States. After a decade of state-sanctioned torture, rendition and interrogation of prisoners, the actions of those characters, which would have been considered heinous when the film was first released, now seem almost . . . normal. And that shows how far we have come from the America I grew up in, the one with "liberty and justice for all".

On this day, I mourn.

I mourn not just for those who died that day, but also for the children born since then, who will never know an America that was untarnished by the stain of the torture chamber, one that was a beacon of hope to the world, an American that could chide other countries on their human rights and civil liberties records without the stench of hypocrisy befouling everything. The America that had moral standing in the world is no more.

I'd like to hope that that America can arise once more, some time in the future. I just hope that I am around to see it.
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
Current Music: "Lilies" by Jamie Fessenden
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(Eat a pomegranate)

August 27th, 2011

08:04 pm
Hurricane Irene is expected to make landfall in my backyard at 10 am Sunday. Joy.
Current Mood: gloomygloomy
Current Music: "Das Rad des Schicksals" by E Nomine

(Eat a pomegranate)

July 22nd, 2011

06:49 pm - Hazy, hot and hellish
It's 102 degrees F now, with a heat index of 109, down from 104 with a heat index of 113.

My area lost power briefly, but other areas nearby are still without power.

~~ hates summer ~~
Current Mood: hothot
Current Music: "Les flammes d'enfer" by Beausoleil

(Eat a pomegranate)

July 2nd, 2011

03:13 pm - Sometimes one can only point and laugh
Received a comment notification in my email from a post I made more than two years ago. It seems someone got her vampiric panties in a twist over it and booted me from a community -- one that I haven't looked at in over two years.

Ooooooo. I'm SO upset over that.

~~ yawns ~~

Seems some folk need to ride the drama llama, and if there isn't one around, will go and resurrect a two-year-old one.

I mock them.

~~ points and laughs ~~
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "I Don't Like You Song" by Joe Black

(Eat a pomegranate)

June 24th, 2011

11:44 pm - This. Is. Love!
New York has made gay marriage legal! :D

(Thanks to a number of REPUBLICANS voting for marriage equality, I'd like to add!)

Christopher Dallman wrote the perfect song to celebrate this wonderful day. The song asks "How long?" "Immediately!" is the reply from the politicians of New York State! :D

Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: "Anthem" by Christopher Dallman

(Eat a pomegranate)

June 22nd, 2011

09:20 am - Another friend gone
Just found out one of my high school classmates was murdered on Sunday. There are no words to express how I feel about his death.
Current Mood: numbnumb

(4 seeds eaten | Eat a pomegranate)

June 9th, 2011

10:40 am - These lemons are sweet
So I googled "lemon party" today, because of a reference to it in an article, and even though internet taste-makers put it up as an "offensive pic", I thought it was rather sweet, that the fellows had found one another at their advanced age. It reminded me of a favorite video from Oomph, "Sex". (Translation by me here for the German-impaired.)

Sex isn't just for the young and pretty, in my opinion, although others may disagree.
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: "Sex" by Oomph

(Eat a pomegranate)

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