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Saturday, May 21 is the day for getting furniture and boxes out of my row house in Baltimore onto a truck, so that said furniture and boxes can be moved to Virginia. I need some strong and willing backs to help with the truck loading, and am willing to compensate helpers with food and drink. If you are up for this, please leave a comment on this blog entry, send me a private message on Facebook or Twitter, or send me an e-mail.

Thank you very much in advance for your help. I promise this time that possessions will actually be in boxes to be loaded on the truck prior to the start of loading.

Calvin Hobbes Cool Dance

The last time I made a post of substance, it was about how someone incredibly special had entered my life. Since then the story of this evolving relationship and how incredibly happy I've been these past few months has largely been chronicled in short bursts on my Facebook page or on Twitter. Apparently there are some details that have fallen through the cracks, quite likely because I'm sometimes obtuse, or because following other people's life sagas through social networks is like drinking from a fire hose, or because I've just simply omitted those details. At any rate, I reckon I owe everyone an update, which is behind the cut...Collapse )

Obviously there are many details I have left out, and the devil is in the details, so I'm sure there will be questions. I might even answer a few. Maybe. But either way, thanks for listening.

27th-Feb-2011 09:35 am - Well I reckon so...
Hamster Cup
What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Southern. Love it or hate it, your accent says you're probably from somewhere south of the Ohio River.

If you're not from the South, you probably were overanalyzing the questions. Take the quiz again but don't think so hard next time.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

Surrounded By Morons
Originally posted by acelightning at Signal Boost: Dear GOP - You are killing people!
Passed along from many people - original post by [info]suricattus.
This is not MY personal story... that will come later.
There is a move afoot in the nation -driven by the GOP - to repeal the new health care laws, to protect corporate interests, to defend against fear-mongering (and stupid) cries of "socialism!", and to ensure that people are forced to choose between keeping a roof over their heads or getting necessary health care.

This movement is killing people.

Think I'm overstating the fact?

Ask the friends and family of writer/reviewer Melissa Mia Hall, who died of a heart attack last week because she was so terrified of medical bills, she didn't go see a doctor who could have saved her life.

One person. Not the only one. That could have been me. Yeah, I have access to insurance -- I live in New York City, which is freelancer-friendly, and have access to freelancer advocacy groups. Through them, I can pay over $400/month ($5,760/year) as a single, healthy woman, so that if I go to the hospital I'm not driven to bankruptcy. But a doctor's appointment - a routine physical - can still cost me several hundred dollars each visit. So unless something's terribly wrong? I won't go.

Someone who lives in a state where there is no Freelancer's Guild or MediaBistro to put together an insurance plan for freelancers? Someone who has been laid off or downsized, and can barely make ends meet? SoL.

That could be you. That could be your best friend. That could be someone you've never met. That could be any of us - because there are people out there who think that taking care their neighbor is someone else's problem.

No. It's our responsibility. All of us, together. As a nation.

EtA: Nobody is trying to put insurance companies out of business. They will always be able to offer a better plan for a premium. We simply want to ensure that every citizen - from infant to senior citizen - doesn't have to choose between medical care, and keeping a roof over their heads, or having enough to eat.

We're trying to get this to go viral. Pass it along:

This entry was originally posted at http://acelightning.dreamwidth.org/136573.html.
1st-Feb-2011 08:49 pm - Writer's Block: The name game
Calvin&#39;s Selective Reality
What's the origin of your username? If you could change it to anything else, would you, and what would it be?

Daecabhir is Tolkien Elvish for "Lord of the Leaping Shadows", which was given to me by a High Elf whom I used to surprise online a long, long time ago when 300 baud dial-up was the fastest speed possible for mere mortals

Thank you good sir, wherever you may be. You gave me quite a conversation piece, that has become my online identity.

Panda Hug

Good morning everyone... yes, I'm alive, although I think someone passed along the Faire equivalent of con crud. Not that lack of sleep during the past week coupled with a break-neck schedule would make me susceptible to random germs at all. Nope, not a bit.

So, I reckon some of you might be wondering why I chose now of all times to clear away the dusty cobwebs from my journal. Read More, If You Dare...Collapse )

30th-Oct-2010 09:07 pm - 2010.10.31.01: Testing... 1, 2, 3...
Hamster Cup

*tap* *tap* *tap*

So, I saw this thing over here in the corner gathering dust. I remember when I couldn't go a day without it (and then there was the intervention, the therapy and the meds, but I'm all better now, really), and now I notice I haven't done anything with it in over a year, FFS. So I'm gonna dust it off, apply some juice, and see if it still works.

*tap* *tap* *tap*

Just nod if you can hear me...


A fellow Shambhalian posted a summary of the turn of events surrounding Joshua Bell and an experiment in perception formulated by Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post (for which the Washington Post won a Pulitzer in 2007) played out by the world reknowned violinist at the L'Efant Plaza Metro station. A few years old though this story may be, it is nonetheless still a relevant study in how often we are just too busy, too wrapped up in ourselves, to insulated from the world around us to notice true beauty when it presents itself.

Which it does, in so many ways, in every moment of our lives.

The text of a representative e-mail about this story, along with corroborating evidence, is available on Snopes. Take a moment to read and reflect. Then go out and actually look, listen, feel, smell and even taste your world, if only for a moment.

Calvin Hobbes Cool Dance

The first book in J.C. Hutchins' "7th Son" trilogy gets reviewed by Publisher's Weekly (hint: they like it), and J.C. wants his fans to bask in the awesomeness that is their grass roots support for his vreative efforts.

J.C. has posted the Publishers Weekly review on his site, along with his heartfelt thanks to the many fans who made the Dead Tree Edition possible.

WTF Is This Shite?

Presented without comment.

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