slumber: (yikes again!)
The US was the only major Western nation not to sign the declaration.


What. The. Fuck.

I mean-- okay, I hate going political and I know this will just open a whole new can of worms and that, you know, this is a debatable issue, well-- here's where I stand, basically:

  • I am glad that this declaration was sponsored at all...
  • But I personally don't know where I stand in the whole, you know, imposing one's concept of right and wrong onto wholly different cultures and I understand why some countries would opt not to sign it
  • But on the basis of what the declaration says... I would like to think that the US is past that. Maybe the reason the US did not choose to sign is so it could retain diplomatic relations with the states that chose not to sign as well, but. Really? Really? You don't want to sign a non-binding declaration that arguably upholds human rights?


Urgh.

PS. It has been a while since I kept myself abreast of world issues, and I haven't really been involved in debate in a while. I know there is another side to this story. If you know what it is, if you understand more than I do right now, please do let me know? Educate me. I'm hesitant to jump to too many conclusions, so if I'm missing something from this story, I would be really glad if you could tell me what it is. Thank you.
slumber: (slytherins for obama)

I am giving away this shirt to one person on my flist.


It is from 200 Nipples, a site that sells only 100 designs of a shirt ever (and prices them each from $1 to $100-- I got this for $26), and as their description goes:

This is for the people who think, “It’s my own spit in that ocean, dammit, and if you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain. I’m headed for the polls!”


Yes, it is free. Yes, it is random. Yes, I'm shipping it for free, too. No, I wasn't asked to do this by anyone else. It's a slow day in the office, I got bored. And yes, there are strings attached:

  • You must comment with an election-themed haiku;
  • You should be female (as the shirt has been ordered for the female figure);
  • Keep in mind the shirt was bought in size medium;
  • You've got to be an American citizen (unless there's a way you can spin this so it's ironic that you're wearing a shirt despite not being American);
  • You should have actually voted for this election (and prove it, too, unless you're the ironic non-American)


This shirt ships out on November 12, so I'll leave this post open for whoever wants to comment til then.

:(((

Oct. 15th, 2008 02:20 pm
slumber: (despair)
Gale Harold was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash and is currently in intensive care at LA County and USC Medical Center.

And perhaps I wouldn't be as worried or as concerned, but there's this bloody rule of threes and these days it's seemed as though there's been nothing but bad news, and. It's Gale.

Bah.

*weeps*

Sep. 21st, 2008 10:13 am
slumber: (panic)
It's so close and yet so far...

Daisypath Vacation Ticker


I've never hated a class this fucking much. I can't even be bothered to try anymore. I just can't.
slumber: (serious facepalm ala Brian Kinney)
*CRIES*

Guys guys guys. Why are Google ads in my RL-email account leading me to sites like this??
slumber: (Remember remember)
Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post (which somehow always makes me think of Harry Potter and Hufflepuffs) makes an awesome point about the whole Sarah Palin thing:

...Palin, and the circus she's brought to town, are simply a bountiful collection of small lies deliberately designed to distract the country from one big truth: the havoc that George Bush and the Republican Party have wrought, and that John McCain is committed to continuing.

Every second of this campaign not spent talking about the Republican Party's record, and John McCain's role in that record, is a victory for John McCain.

[sic]

And the plan has worked beautifully. Just look at what's being discussed just 57 days before the election. Is it the highest unemployment rate in five years? The bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? The suicide bombing yesterday in Iraq that killed six people and wounded 54 -- in the same market where last month a bomb killed 28 people and wounded 72? That the political reconciliation that was supposedly the point of "the surge" is nowhere near happening? That Iraq's Shiite government is now rounding up the American-backed Sunni leaders of the Awakening? That the reason 8,000 soldiers may be leaving Iraq soon is so more can be deployed to Afghanistan where the Taliban is steadily retaking the country?

No. We're talking about whether Sarah Palin was or was not a good mayor, whether she was or was not a good mother, whether her skirts are too short and her zingers too sarcastic.


Christ but it's true, isn't it?

Read the full article here.
slumber: (dive into work)
so. much. work. to. do. Haven't been able to get on YM, though I've been commenting on some of your LJs (that was me putting off work, btw) and catching up on The Daily Show. Colbert Report up next. :|

and also, somehow, I was able to watch The Tonight Show with Jay Leno when he had Russell Brand over. (Which Americans, I believe, can watch here.) Russell Brand is ♥ ([livejournal.com profile] boho, thank you so very much for introducing him. :D)

I loved Jay Leno's monologue at the beginning about Sarah Palin:

"She may actually be the first beauty pageant contestant to bring about world peace."


Except, of course, she's also Sarah Palin.

"Another Vice President who hunts. What could go wrong?"


Palin is the Twilight of the political fandom, y/y?

Okay, I really should be working now. :| ([livejournal.com profile] acidpop25, I shall be on YM tonight.)
slumber: (Default)
Since it started reading like Gossip Girl, that's when.

Apparently Palin's daughter is pregnant.

Not to be confused with the alleged cover-up of her daughter's pregnancy, mind.

Man. Where's the popcorn?

ALSO, omg, where's Gossip Girl? Us TV-less people need our fix still! D:
slumber: (facepalm)
Just in case you all thought my political posts were biased-- so I found out John McCain picked a woman to run as his vice president. (She is a woman who, according to [livejournal.com profile] ccharlotte, wants to take polar bears out of the endangered list so that we can drill for oil in their habitats. :|)

In marketing we talk about how people/companies/brands send out messages based on what they do. Instinctively, this is the message I got from McCain:

"O HAI AMERICA. I guess I don't look like I'll be changing anything in this country compared to Obama over there, but HERE ya go-- white female veep, so in case I croak in the next four years (and I probably will)-- you guys will STILL have your first non-white-male president!

"PS. I can has votes nao?"



Sorry for the spam today. :|
slumber: (insane)
SO a couple of nights ago I was re-watching one of my favourite shows in the world, and a scene just really struck me as very, very relevant to today's current issues.

A man had just been voted to premiership, and three people were sitting around a living room telly, talking about him. Slightly paraphrased:

"I was going to vote for him," said the girl.

"Oh really?" one of the men asked.

"Yeah, me too," the second man said.

"Why?"

"I don't know," the girl said, "But I liked him."

"Yeah. He was always good to hear," the second man agreed.

"I felt safe," said the girl, tapping her fingers on the cup she held.

And then The Doctor frowned, because he'd heard that drumming sound before Martha was tapping out on her cup before, and then Harold Saxon started talking on the telly, and their telly got blown up and they had to be on the run because they were suspected terrorists--

But I'm getting ahead of myself. :|

Because you know-- maybe the United Kingdom didn't work out much for The Master, but he's definitely set his eyes on America since then! And I can't believe no one's pointed it out before.

Yes, flist. Obama is The Master! I need an icon for that. Come on-- good orator, rose to prominence fairly recently (when did we *really* start hearing about Obama, hmm? *narrows eyes*), bewitches the world with his words...

Observe what he did to the world when he was in power (PS: What follows is spoilerific of Doctor Who 3x12):



I would worry if I were you, flist.

I would. *nods solemnly*




PS: You know I love you guys hardcore, but as I really didn't invest myself in this whole election as little more than a bemused and fascinated observer, I thought last night that the reactions to his speech were interesting (Transcript available here, btw, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] morganashkevron who posted it). Actually, the reactions to him are, in general.

PPS: I can totally start a Real-Life Quibbler-esque blog of crackpot conspiracy theories, y/n?
slumber: (city girl: chicago)
I have moved from my dorm to an apartment! \o/ And because I'm a cheapskate, I moved everything myself (nearly everything-- my roommate helped lug an extra luggage bag for one trip, and I took a cab to move my desk and my mini-fridge) so I've been moving since May 10.

Well, not really. I moved stuff around for a few days, and today I got the last of my stuff from the dorm and now I can rightly say that I have ~officially~ moved.

And my apartment is made of so much ~WIN~!


Exhibit A. The View


I am such a dork, I know; click if you want to humour me )

I would show you my kitchen but that's even more boring than this. :| But yes. Suffice to say, I am very very pleased.
slumber: (city girl: chicago)
life updates I'm recording just for posterity's sake, or, you know, if anyone was wondering what I'd been up to these days:

  • Internship - I think I got one. I say I think because I've not heard word from my employer since I told them I'd love to work with them. It's unpaid work for 40 hours a week beginning as soon as the spring semester ends and ending just before the fall semester begins. Should be a fairly interesting learning experience. (That's what I call them-- learning experiences.)

  • Apartment - Never talked about it here, not really, except for that one time I ranted, but I've found an apartment and roommates who seem okay, so that's all well and good. We're all three of us squeezing into a one-bedroom (they share the living room, and the bedroom is all mine) in a high-rise lake-view condo fifteen minutes from downtown, three blocks from the nearest train station. I am so excited.

  • Chicago - I'm loving this city more and more each day. This Friday [livejournal.com profile] ccharlotte and I are going to Looptopia (and trying to stay out all night long) even though next week is like, hell week. It's not like this happens more than once a year, though. (Finals, meanwhile, happen far too often.) Plus, we're going to see Kate Nash (also going to see Made of Honor, lololol cannot wait). I can has Friday nao plz?

I'm tired a lot of the time, but I'm mostly pleased about how things are going.

'Sup, flist?
slumber: (GA: I need a drink)
considering I've got an appointment with health services to take my stitches out and I'm having a cup of coffee with a couple (I third-wheel even here! I should write a book. Titles can be Third-Wheeling is an Art Form, Tales of the Third Wheel, Three's an Awkward Crowd, etc etc. ) AND a presentation to stress over tonight, as well . AND the professor is taking the class out to the nearest bar and paying, something I am keen to do with a vengeance as this class was all kinds of suck and stupid.

So yeah, not today. Screw the world, I'm following my own schedule.

For the rest of you, though, do enjoy today's warm fuzzies.
slumber: (god has a sense of humour)


i cut my finger on a can of soup (campbell settlement, here i come!) and had to get stitches in the ER in the middle of the night, in my flaming pink hello kitty pajamas, and now my finger is all dressed up so i either look like i'm perpetually giving someone the finger OR i bought the newest attachable toy from babeland.

happy chinese new year, folks.
slumber: (GA: relax)


I can't believe people are paying me $15 an hour to talk to them. About shit. Seriously.

It does require some travel and it is rather tiring if you've worked all day, taking stressful calls and when your new co-worker is too fresh to pull his weight around and if nearly every question via email and call is beginning to turn you very, very racist. I need to remember all customer service jobs are awful because some customers just--yes, you got it--suck. (There's a universal, culturally-insensitive truth for you.)

But nothing does raise your spirits more than Torchwood nearly done and an impromptu waffle toasted in your seven-dollar toaster, topped with whipped cream you bought on whim and just because you can (because they certainly don't have this in most grocery shelves back home), and liberally syrupped with honey in a sachet that your roommate has, for no particular reason.

Torchwood now. :D
slumber: (dorky)
Ooh, Livejournal, you have a Halloween-y theme going on.

So.

Somehow in the middle of my hell week I thought it would be a good idea to--guess what--fly to New York for the weekend. Essentially I:

1. Am now behind on a couple of Pretty Important Project Deadlines
2. Deprived of Decent Sleep
3. Perhaps way in over my head (But that's because of the 20-hour-a-week 7.50-an-hour part time job I took on last week. WHAT WAS I THINKING.)

But it's worth it, I suppose, because:

1. I met up with a friend from college back home and we got drunk on $5 worth of open bars. And peed in the apple center and discussed Making Money Via Selling iPhones for a huge margin back in the Philippines, where they're selling for double the price like hotcakes.
2. Spring Awakening. Mad, mad, mad awesome musical. (And on that note, does anybody have the whole soundtrack? Upload it for me please?)
3. One day I will have one more story to tell my grandchildren, and then I will laugh about it and give them my advice in hindsight so they know what to do next time. :|
slumber: (Default)
Guys.

JUST when I told myself that thank GOD I was leaving this house and will therefore no longer be associated with the newly painted mustard yellow walls and mint green accents (I cry from the blatant abuse of sensible colour combinations, and at the fact that I am related to the man who thought they would be great)...

[livejournal.com profile] miss_charmed gives me granny panties, for proud display on my user info.

*cracks up*
slumber: (House: don't push till it breaks)
I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

Right, so. In the interest of worldwide social phenomena, as [livejournal.com profile] mijan wondered about in her last entry, I would like to know just how many people are having bad days today (Or, well, in the last few days, at least, just most of them culminating today). As I'm basically from the future, let me start with me and my friends:

  • Moi: Reformatted my laptop, found out the net still refused to work, spent money on a wireless router, wasted the whole evening configuring everything and re-installing all my old programs, and as I was in the middle of writing a paper due that day, the power went out. Helpless, I napped for two hours, woke up to find the power back on, finished the paper and began working on the other, also due that day. And yes, the power went out again. I finished the paper at school, looked for a place to print it, and found I saved it wrongly, because MS Word 2007 files need to be saved as MS 97-03 docs in order for them to be opened by 97-03 versions. I also left my cellphone at home today.==

  • L: Running for Vice Chair of the whole student government, found out today she had to pull in 600 more votes in order to win. She's a good girl, but she's in the wrong party. There IS no right party.

  • N: Her brother stole the family Pajero and eloped. Again. With his depressive girlfriend. Two months before graduating high school.

  • J: Jogs, plays frisbee, climbs walls. Last Tuesday she caught a cold, yesterday she lost her voice, and today she sprained her ankle. While walking down the stairs.


There's more than that, but I don't feel right discussing everything here. In any case, you see the point. :|

SO TELL ME. How has your day (or anyone else you know, for that matter) sucked? Usually I hate being so negative, but. Let's make a list. :| (A list DOES exist, right? The universe IS doing this to more than just the people I know? :|)
slumber: (House: don't push till it breaks)
For those who may be wondering (AA, particularly, I am SO sorry :\), I took a few days off to study for the GMAT, came back Wednesday to find my internet completely wonked out. It would let me in a few minutes and then stop receiving anything completely again afterward. So I've bought dial-up in the meantime and that, while dying out on me every three minutes thirty seconds, at least it reconnects again.

But barely, now, and it's so temperamental it sucks.

And I cannot even ask to use my brother's laptop, because I called him a spoiled brat the other day. (He is.)

Let's hope this is just a virus like the tech guy said and I can heal it with the outdated version of AVG that I have. :\

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