Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Been in kind of an odd, sad-ish mood lately. Not really SAD sad, but ... well, I suppose pensive works I guess. I've been in a pensive mood... yea. I like that.

I've been growing gradually more disappointed with humanity as a whole, and how we treat each other. That kind of came to a head a bit today.

First, I saw this image on Facebook this morning, which made me think about it. It's true, sadly. People care more about their possessions and other nonsense than they do for each other anymore.

That's why there's so many lawsuits, why so many marriages fail, why most of us don't even know our next door neighbors names anymore.

50 years ago, the garbage we see on TV shows like Judge Judy would have been unheard of. If people had anything like that happening with their family or friends, they would be EMBARRASSED of it, they wouldn't want to air it on national television. Not so now I guess.

Later in the afternoon, when I was running errands for my Grandmother before going in to work in the evening, I saw a teenage girl wearing this shirt. (Yes, I went out and Googled it for my blog.)

I started thinking about how our culture cultivates cruelty towards each other rather than love, and it made me sad. Why do we have to idealize mean-ness and cruelty as a society? Wouldn't it be more productive if we valued love and kindness more?

My apologies for the rant, I needed to get that off my chest. It's been bothering me all day, and it has been a VERY long day.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Finally know what I'm doing for Halloween.

My church is doing a masquerade. We decided to use Labyrinth as the theme (I am aware, it's been done. we're doing it different) and my friend ORDERED me to go as Sarah.

In the big fancy ballgown.

At least I have the hair.

The fabric and beads for this thing are already creeping up near the $100 mark though, and even WITH the hoop-skirts, I think I will be wearing more tulle than we are using to decorate the hall.

I am SO not just wearing it for Halloween - this is going to have to be a multi-event dress.

And I HAVE to go to Labyrinth of Jareth next year.

HAVE to...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Have had no internet at the house for over a month, courtesy of AT&T.

We had nearly no connection.


More than three weeks later, they finally sent a tech out to fix it. After that, we didn't have a connection at all.

Complained again.

They said they would have someone out in a week.

A week later, they said that the work order had just been put in that morning, and someone would be here to fix it in two days.

Repeat scenario every two days for a week and a half, and my room mate FINALLY got tired of their crap, and switched.

New internets got hooked up today.

AT&T = fail.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Odd night

Went to my friend's party, hung out, had a good time.

When people started pairing off, I went home.

4am (approximately):
Got home, started bringing my things back into the house.

As I was leaning over the trunk trying to grab my bag, this little Hispanic girl walked up behind me and started talking to me.

I am a friendly kind of person, so I talked back. It took me all of about 15 seconds to realize that she was VERY drunk.

She told me that she lives across the street, and had lost her purse somewhere along our street. It had her keys in it, so she was locked out of her house. I wasn't tired yet, so I decided to help her look a bit.

She slipped her arm around mine, and took me for a walk down the street.

And talked.

A lot.

She told me that she had wanted to come over and say hi for a long time, but had been too scared... Then asked if I was a lesbian - when I told her no, she started telling me about her ex-girlfriend, and how her family doesn't understand her. A few minutes later, she asked me again, and I answered no, again. THEN she started telling me all kinds of dirt on the people who lived in the houses we were walking past.

We turned back when we made it almost down to the far end of the street.

She asked me a third time, and I replied that I still wasn't.

Another couple blocks worth of dirt on the neighbors later, and we were back at my house, still without her purse. She asked if she could come by and visit, so I told her i'm rarely home. Technically, it's true. I'm almost always either working or at school. When i'm not, I usually go hang out at a friend's house.

Very odd night.