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13th April 2009

12:06am: I'm rereading Stone Butch Blues. I'm ashamed to say that over the course of 4 years I forgot just how powerful this books it. It kinda helped shape 2 of my high school years, and has made me a more aware person even today. I can't put it down. I think this is a really important book for everyone, from every walk of life, to read, so that people who were born into the wrong body can know that they're not alone. Not even close. And those who were born into the correct body can know how lucky they are, and how easy they have it comparatively.

6th April 2009

9:10pm: apparently my personality is 40% feminine and 75% masculine...according to false gender stereotypes
GUY PART (no matter if you're a guy or a girl)

(X) You like hoodies and shorts.
(X) Dogs are better than cats.
(X) It's hilarious when people get hurt.
(X) You've played with/against boys on a team.
() Shopping is torture.
() Most sad movies suck.
(X) You own an XBox. (i used to)
() At some point in time you wanted to be a firefighter or sega
() You own a PSP
(X) You own a DS, PS2, Wii
(X) You used to be obsessed with TMNT
(X) You watch sports on TV.
() Gory movies are cool.
(X) You only go to your dad for advice.
(X) You own like a trillion baseball caps.
(X) You like going to football games
() You used to/do collect baseball cards.
(X) Baggy pants are cool to wear.
() You don't babysit.
() It's kinda weird to have sleepovers with a bunch of people
(X) Dark Green, black, red, dark blue or silver are one of your favorite colors
(X) You love to go crazy and not care what people think.
(X) Sports are fun too.

Total: 15

Count how many x's there are, multiply by five,
and that's what percent male you are.
15x5=75% wow


GIRL PART (no matter if you're a girl or a guy)

() You wear lip gloss
(X) You love to shop all the time.
() You wear eyeliner.
(X) You have many of the same shirts in different colors.
() You don't like shopping at hot topic.
(X) You wear the color pink sometimes.
(X) You consider cheer leading a sport.
() You hate wearing the color black.
() You like hanging out at the mall.
() You like getting manicures and/or pedicures.
() You like wearing jewelry.
() Skirts are a big part of your wardrobe.
(X) Shopping is one of your favorite hobbies.
() You don't like the series Star Wars.
(X) You are/were in cheer leading, gymnastics or dance.
() It takes you around 1 hour to get dressed and put on make-up and accessories.
() You smile a lot more than you should.
(X) You have more than 10 pairs of shoes.
(X) You care what you look like.
() You like wearing dresses when you can.

Total: 8

Count how many X's there are and multiply by five.
That's what percent female you are.
8x5= 40% hmmm

Take both your answers and put them in the subject line.
Then, send it to your friends and see if they're more male, or female!

9th December 2008

3:57pm: Procrastination is the key to success
Meme stolen from Liz:

01. First name: Alice
02. Favorite food: fruit smoothie
03. Hometown: Gladwyne, PA
04. Favorite color: Green
05. Celebrity crush: Keith Urban
06. Favorite drink: Green Apple Smirnoff Ice
07. Dream vacation: Hawaii
08. Favorite dessert: Brownie sundaes
09. What I want to be when i grow up: a tattoo artist
10. What I love most in the world: Cleo of Alpha Chi
11. One word that describes me: distracted
12. My lj name: _boi_oh_boi_












5th November 2008

12:39am: "I'm so glad that you now have a better country to grow up in."
-My Mom, re. Obama winning the presidency

When he came out to give his speech I literally started sobbing out of sheer joy and relief. I've never been prouder to call myself and American. I've hated this country for the past 8 years and now that's over!!

28th October 2008

11:00pm: Just for the record
It's been 2008 days since "Mission Accomplished." Just sayin'.

11th September 2008

12:48pm: I couldn't have said it better myself.
Wednesday 10 September 2008

»

by: Andrew Sullivan, The Atlantic


Senator John McCain at a campaign rally in Virginia. (Photo: Reuters)

Editor's Note: Historically a John McCain supporter, conservative journalist and blogger Andrew Sullivan takes on the issue of John McCain's integrity as he strives to win the presidency. - vh/TO

For me, this surreal moment - like the entire surrealism of the past ten days - is not really about Sarah Palin or Barack Obama or pigs or fish or lipstick. It's about John McCain. The one thing I always thought I knew about him is that he is a decent and honest person. When he knows, as every sane person must, that Obama did not in any conceivable sense mean that Sarah Palin is a pig, what did he do? Did he come out and say so and end this charade? Or did he acquiesce in and thereby enable the mindless Rovianism that is now the core feature of his campaign?

So far, he has let us all down. My guess is he will continue to do so. And that decision, for my part, ends whatever respect I once had for him. On core moral issues, where this man knew what the right thing was, and had to pick between good and evil, he chose evil. When he knew that George W. Bush's war in Iraq was a fiasco and catastrophe, and before Donald Rumsfeld quit, McCain endorsed George W. Bush against his fellow Vietnam vet, John Kerry in 2004. By that decision, McCain lost any credibility that he can ever put country first. He put party first and his own career first ahead of what he knew was best for the country.

And when the Senate and House voted overwhelmingly to condemn and end the torture regime of Bush and Cheney in 2006, McCain again had a clear choice between good and evil, and chose evil.

He capitulated and enshrined torture as the policy of the United States, by allowing the CIA to use techniques as bad as and worse than the torture inflicted on him in Vietnam. He gave the war criminals in the White House retroactive immunity against the prosecution they so richly deserve. The enormity of this moral betrayal, this betrayal of his country's honor, has yet to sink in. But for my part, it now makes much more sense. He is not the man I thought he was.

And when he had the chance to engage in a real and substantive debate against the most talented politician of the next generation in a fall campaign where vital issues are at stake, what did McCain do? He began his general campaign with a series of grotesque, trivial and absurd MTV-style attacks on Obama's virtues and implied disgusting things about his opponent's patriotism.

And then, because he could see he was going to lose, ten days ago, he threw caution to the wind and with no vetting whatsoever, picked a woman who, by her decision to endure her own eight-month pregnancy of a Down Syndrome child in public, was going to reignite the culture war as a last stand against Obama. That's all that is happening right now: a massive bump in the enthusiasm of the Christianist base. This is pure Rove.

Yes, McCain made a decision that revealed many appalling things about him. In the end, his final concern is not national security. No one who cares about national security would pick as vice-president someone who knows nothing about it as his replacement. No one who cares about this country's safety would gamble the security of the world on a total unknown because she polled well with the Christianist base. No person who truly believed that the surge was integral to this country's national security would pick as his veep candidate a woman who, so far as we can tell anything, opposed it at the time.

McCain has demonstrated in the last two months that he does not have the character to be president of the United States. And that is why it is more important than ever to ensure that Barack Obama is the next president. The alternative is now unthinkable. And McCain - no one else - has proved it.

28th March 2008

5:19pm: http://wecansolveit.org/onemillion

It's free to join so please do. it literally takes like 4 second.

19th January 2008

6:24pm: So i just figured out that I can burn DVDs on my computer. Yeah, I've had it for about a year and a half. I'm a really talented kid.

2nd January 2008

11:16pm: New ink today. I'll post pictures tomorrow.

22nd December 2007

10:17pm: i've been home since Wednesday night and already I am so done with the whole winter break being home thing. I'm more than ready to go back to school. Can it just be January 20th now please?

16th December 2007

7:28pm: 3 papers down, 1 final to go. home stretch!!!

25th November 2007

12:50pm: Thanksgiving was a lot more fun that I expected it to be. I saw more or less my whole family, and everyone even acted normal... well by our standards! Everyone was really excited to see each other and there were no snafus to speak of. I think this is a first, in my family. I of course went shopping on Friday. I expected it to be like every other black friday: insanely crowded, fighting for a parking spot for at least half an hour, and at least 2 near death experiences. Well, the King of Prussia mall was crowded, yes. But i found a parking spot within 2 minutes and I didn't even have to tail leaving shoppers. It was WAY to easy. there was no challenge this year. I'm used to Black Friday Shopping being a varsity sport, but this year it was intermurals. I was less than pleased. Oh well. Anyway, I'm now back at school, which I was ready for. I mean I loved seeing everyone, but I needed to be back here. I dunno how I'm gonna last for a month at home over winter break. eek! I'll just have to travel a lot. Oh well, now back to my paper on Rousseau vs. Chomsky. 2 pages down, 4 to go. not bad at all!

19th November 2007

11:51pm: my cousin Emma in a nutshell: "I am the only one out there writing about ill-tempered Scandinavian gnomes."

8th November 2007

9:41am: So today is wonderful registration day. ALL the classes I wanted for next semester are full. I emailed the profs so hopefully I can sweet talk my way in, or get on a waitling list and pray that people drop the class. As of right now, I've registered for 4 classes... all of which meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which sucks. Cuz yeah MWF will be awesome, but T/Th will SUCK MONKEY BALLS. oh, and I'm getting half a credit for becoming a certified lifeguard (okay, that's one thing that's on Mondays). Here's hoping something shifts so that I can take better classes. Right now I'm signed up for:
- Shakespeare (okay, I'm not gonna lie, I really am excited about this class, obviously)
- Intro to Women and Gender Studies
- The Crusades and Midieval Culture
- Learning and Memory (hey, at least it's a Psych class, and as a Psych major that's kinda important)

I really want to take Visual Geometry: Math in Art and Architechture, Statistics, Abnormal Psychology, and Brain and Behavior. So we'll see if I can manage to get into any of those.

4th November 2007

11:52pm: And so I've had my first visit to the Hartford ER. Today my tonsils got so huge I was afraid that if they got any bigger I wouldn't be able to breathe. So yay for (most likely) Strepp... again. hey, at least it's not mono, which is what they originally thought it was. Here's hoping the antibiodic and steroid make me all better. Oh, and PS, apparently I've developed an allergic reaction to penecillin. WFTF?

31st October 2007

2:01pm: is it bad that for the past week or so my heart rate has consistenly been at about 90 bpm?

25th October 2007

11:16pm: Things have gotten SO much better in the last 48 hours. I'm so thankful for that. It's like ahuge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

17th October 2007

9:38am: I got my cartilage pierced yesterday. I was quite surprised by how much it didn't hurt... like at all. I mean i couldn't really sleep on that side of my head last night, but it's not nearly as bad as I've been told it is. I'll post pictures when i get around to taking some. I also went to and 80s party last weekend and should post pictures of that too. All in good time.

12th October 2007

1:44pm: I couldn't be more thrilled that Al Gore just won the effing Nobel Peace Prize!!!!!

3rd October 2007

10:07am: so i've been sick for over 3 weeks now. It started with me feeling kinda tired, being congested, then it developed into a lingering cough and then on Sunday I felt like I had been hit by a mac truck. So I went to the health center yesterday and they gave me an antibiodic which is lovely. I'm feeling so much better and hopefully will continue to do so.

Also, today is my first psych test (in just under 2 hours) and I'm freaking out about it. I spend most of the past few days studying my ass off for it and I know I'm as prepared as I'm going to be, I just dont know that it's enough. At this point I'm just hoping for a C or above. God I hope that's not too much to ask. I'm just SO bad at multiple choice.

26th September 2007

11:15pm: And we're off to the playoffs for the 13th straight year! YANKEE PRIDE BABY!!!

11th September 2007

11:05pm: man, i hate it when people smoke weed right outside my window. and i hate it when people throw up right outside my door. and i hate it when people start screaming either outside or in the hall at 4:00AM on a Tuesday and wake me up. thus the life of a college student. grr.

26th August 2007

11:13pm: actual update
it has been called to my attention that i dont ever really update and i guess i stopped=ish mainly for 2 reasons. first, i felt that there was a sudden drop off in comments so i felt that no one was ever reading anyway, and also with taking a year off nothing was going on so i didn't really have anything to write about. anyway, i'm back and since school is starting up soon i'm sure i'll have more to write/bitch about.

So i leave for CT on Wednesday afternoon. I feel like the days are slipping by. Did you ever notice that whenever you want to slow time down it seems to fly by, but whenever you're anxious for something to happen and want time to fly it drags on ever so slowly. fucking irony. grr. anyway, i know that once i get to Trinity everything will be fine and i'll be really excited about all that's going on, but right now i'm acting like a 5 year old, stamping my foot, and saying "i dont wanna go!" I'm just worried that something will change between me and Chris. I know that it won't and i'll come home and he'll visit me and technology will making things a lot easier, but i'm still worried. I guess it's just that i dont know what things will be like so once they get started and i see that things are fine then i'll relax. but right now i want to spend as much time with him as i can and unfortunately even when i spend 7 hours with him, it flies by and seems like it's only been an hour at most. oh well. i will go and things will be fine but as much as i tell myself that, i'll never truly be convinced until it happens.

13th August 2007

5:47pm: so, schedule from fall 2007:

Intro to Lit Studies (ENG 260) - T/TH 9:55-11:10
Art, Identity, and Society (InterArts 101) - TH 1:15-3:55 (OUCH!)
Calculus (MATH 131) - MWF 9:00-9:50 and TH 8:30-9:45
Into to Political Philosophy - WF 1:15-2:30

only one class on Monday and then I can go back to sleep... or do my work, or work out, but most likely sleep. hey, at least i'm realistic, right? Mike, how does that schedule look?
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