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Month: July 2004


We have the bestest friends.

Falling Into a Black Hole

That’s what I seem to have done this month. I had mean to write a bit about the family reunion back on July 4th, and about playing City Of Heroes and about myriad other things that have been going on, but I really just have been in “avoidance” mode lately, and I’m not sure why.

Not just avoiding here, either. I was politely informed by a mutual friend that someone I love deeply thought I was neglecting her becuase I had been so out of touch. The last two weeks, especially, I’ve been in a bit of a funk, and mostly being antisocial.

So, apologies on the absense. I’ll try and be here more.

Yesterday turned into an unexpectedly busy day. I was on my way back from our data centre where I was reinstalling the OS on a server, when I got a call from kitanzi indicating that she found out if we wanted to get married next friday at the courthouse, we had to have our license arranged at least 24 hours *before*. So I took a long lunch and we ran down to the courthouse to file for that. We now have a marriage license, and on August 6th, at approximately 2:30pm, we will officially be married.

Picked up telynor from the train station after work, and got her safely to our home. We’ll have her as a guest for a few days. It’s really lovely to see her.

I started this entry with a notion to say something or another, but I appear to just be rambling, so I’ll sign off now. Hope all of you are wonderful!

And now, here’s something you’ll REALLY like…

From the warped and twisted imagination of Randy (kobold) Milholland:

Here, there be wisdom

Garrison Keillor writes about our values:

This is Democratic bedrock: we don’t let people lie in the ditch and drive past and pretend not to see them dying. Here on the frozen tundra of Minnesota, if your neighbor’s car won’t start, you put on your parka and get the jumper cables out and deliver the Sacred Spark that starts their car. Everybody knows this. The logical extension of this spirit is social welfare and the myriad government programs with long dry names all very uninteresting to you until you suddenly need one and then you turn into a Democrat. A liberal is a conservative who’s been through treatment.

(thanks to filkertom for the link)

This is probably surprising to no one who knows me…

Body Positive
You scored 98 for Positive Physicality!

Wow! You are probably a nudist, certainly sexually liberated, and you think the physical universe is a wonderful place to live! Learning about living things and where human beings came from is exciting. Chances are you’d agree that the fashion and diet industries are a blight on our society. You probably think the prudish fundamentalist complaints about “lewdness” are part of the very problem they say they’re fighting against, too: that the hypocrisy of hiding everything sexual behind a veneer of respectability is precisely what creates the obsession with fake, processed sex that drives the porn industry. But I’m preaching to the converted here, aren’t I? Keep pushing those boundaries!

If you want to tell friends about The Positive Physicality Test, here’s the url:

What would you like to do…?

Meme going around, taken from cadhla, among many others:

“If you and I were alone in a room right now, what would we be doing?”

Once you’ve answered, you can post this in your journal, and see what folks want to do with you. 🙂

There ain’t no doubt in no one’s mind that love’s the finest thing around…

Normally, phone calls that wake me up first thing in the morning make my grumpy. This one didn’t.

Congratulations to telynor and filceolaire!!!

Chuckle of the morning

Heard on NPR this morning, in a discussion about notions of beauty in fairy tales (slightly paraphrased from memory):

In a Grimm’s tale, when a women was called beautiful meant she was docile, domesticated, subservient–quite often comatose….”
–Jack Zipes, folklorist

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