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Aims for this year

Jan. 23rd, 2011 | 10:17 pm

So 2011 and it's challenges

Creative
1. Co-writing the Big Damn Flagship for Chimera
2. Write more poetry
3. Play my flute more and sing more frequently
4. Make a chemise and dress for larping

Practical
1. Learners license
2. A more organised bedroom
3. Go outside more.  Remember how much my body likes to move.

Emotional
1. Work through all the ex-boyfriend crap (less than previously, but still there)
2. Respect my need for a hidey-hole cave every once in a while

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Updatey-ness

Dec. 6th, 2010 | 12:14 pm

So, I'm all behind and everything on my life in live-gerbil.  The main points:

I am once again single.  Plz to be giving me a gift-wrapped Jamie Bamber for Xmas?
I am an aunty :D  My sister had a little baby girl on December 1st.  7.1 pounds, 41cm.  She's been named Aurelia.
I was once again half of the catering team for a 100 person weekend LARP - Teonn.  So epic, so exhausting, so much food and vegetable chopping.  I'm still dreaming about cabbages.
Have seen, Rocky Horror and the Nutcracker.  Seeing Cabaret on Saturday.  I love the theatre.

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Spirit Day

Oct. 3rd, 2010 | 10:35 pm
mood: contemplativecontemplative

Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day
 


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.


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Scotland you're doing it right.

Jul. 18th, 2010 | 11:31 pm
mood: hopefulhopeful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h95-IL3C-Z8&feature=player_embedded
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Reason has its place. So too anger. They do not have to cancel each other out.

Jun. 17th, 2010 | 03:48 pm


Found via cereta 

Seriously, seriously awesome.  Go read.

Quote: "...I will use reason to hone and sharpen my anger; I will use anger to give my logic greater force. I personally will not resort to meaningless insults, but I can and will attack the source of oppressive actions, be they person or institution, by exposing the wrongness in the deeds and the flaws in the thought processes that led to them. I do not consider myself under any obligation to be gentle. Because in such a situation my primary concern is no longer whether the wrong-doer comes to a realization and amends hir ways.

Rather, my primary concern is the system. Because it is wrong, and it remains powerful and pervasive, and allowing it to go unchallenged only makes it stronger. How can anyone who truly knows how terrible the system is as it crushes people's rights wonder that people are angry? How can anyone dismiss that anger without at the same time undermining the reasons for this anger? Is stemming the tide of anger, is attempting to reduce the force of the backlash, in any way just? I ask you: you have dammed a river for centuries; when it breaks through its bounds do you expect it in any way to be kind? Say that anger can only result in defensiveness; say that numbers merely mean a mob -- I will say that sometimes only the shock of an impact can break a wall; that numbers speak of the greatness of the injustice."

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Feeling Accomplished

May. 21st, 2010 | 10:43 am

I am feeling rather accomplished and awesome.

Last year in November I ended up helping out in the kitchen rather a lot at Wolfgangs and at the end of the event, after talking food for quite some time, Joel asked me if I wanted to do the cooking with him for the next game.  With rather a lot of trepidation, I said yes.  I knew I could make tasty food, but tasty food for 75 people and making sure there was enough of it?  That part I wasn't so sure of.

Well, last weekend proved I can totally do it.  I even managed to convert a couple of tofu-haters and learnt how to bake bread.  And now we've volunteered for Teonn and I'm really looking forward to it.

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Mar. 31st, 2010 | 11:40 am


Livejournal, I am wearing bright red lipstick at work today.  This make-up/fashion experimentation phase I'm having at the moment is so much fun.

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March in bullet points

Mar. 25th, 2010 | 08:48 am
mood: contentcontent

  • Moved into jessikast 's house in Avondale.  After getting my butt kicked for about a week figuring out the commute time to work, I finally sorted that shit.  In terms of sorting my actual shit (material and psychological) we're getting there slowly but surely.
  • Helped nixie11 and her lovely man shift house.  She's now 20 mins walking distance away from me.  All kinds of awesomesauce.
  • Had my 24th birthday party (a month after the actual day, but what ever).  Thanks to everyone that came, was lovely catching up with old and newer friends.
  • Went to the wedding of my oldest friend (know her since before I was born, she's three days older than me) out at Tawharanui Regional Park.  So beautiful, there was much sniffling at the cute newly-weds.  Wore stunning dress given to me by unnethe and looked hot, if I do say so myself :)

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I love this blog

Mar. 12th, 2010 | 09:57 am
mood: happyhappy

Gorgeous clothes and shoes, plus intelligent writing on maintaining a body positive outlook.

Absolutely awesome. http://www.alreadypretty.com/

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Yes

Mar. 6th, 2010 | 10:54 pm

http://tomatonation.com/?p=677

Quote: "The definition of feminism does not require a diploma or other proof of graduation. It is not reserved for those who teach women's studies classes, or to those who majored in women's studies, or to those who graduated from college, or to those who graduated from high school...If you believe in, support, look fondly on, hope for, and/or work towards equality of the sexes, you are a feminist.

Yes, you are."

Beautifully written.
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