August 29th, 2009

Eloise sunglasses

Sexism

I was just reminded by a post at customerssuck about sexism, and my mind went back to when I used to work at the casino. I had a boss who was sexist, sort of; she assumed that because I'm tall and male bodied that I'm strong, and so had me lugging around heavy containers full of wrapped silverware. It was annoying because even assuming I had the strength to do it easily, those edges cut into the hand so much I'd have to have been a farmer with calloused hands to not be bothered by it. Furthermore, despite my height and physical gender, most of the high-school girls who worked there were stronger than me!

Also, my sister Tara could easily have kicked my ass when she was 12 (I was 21 back then) if she'd really wanted to. Most she ever did was punch me in the arm for being cheeky, though. Being a masochist, <sarcasm> I minded ever so terribly. </sarcasm> Anyway, setting aside my own strength inadequacies, Tara is very strong for her size. Her dog, Arizona, was as big as her when he was a puppy, and could have dragged a full-grown man down the street on his walks, but she managed him without too much difficulty. Sure, he dragged her along too, but she managed to stay upright and even drag backwards to slow him down. Those two were made for each other, really.
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A little bird told you...

  • 19:23 Opened a gallon jug of water, was surprised there wasn't a second safety seal. What's that say about our modern world? #
  • 19:37 Just to clarify, only bought a gallon of H2O for the container. I keep H2O in my room cuz I drink it a lot & don't like getting up. #
  • 21:30 just voted "Pagan! :D" on "Show Us Twitter's Religious Diversity." vote too ➔ bit.ly/LIJ8G #
  • 21:40 Robocalls become crime punishable by $16K per-call fine is.gd/2FdA1 #
  • 22:15 RT @yeoldgldnaplprs #breakingnews : All of USA to be switched to the new renewable energy of Fred Phelps' hatred. Please retweet. #
  • 22:46 I hate when I tell my PC to remove the USB drive, & it tells me it can't. (1/2) #
  • 22:46 (cont) I need to change the sound for that to "I'm sorry, Dave, I can't do that." #
  • 23:17 "The United States is in no sense founded upon the Christian religion." - George Washington #truth #
  • 23:50 RT @EmperorNorton If Nazis were like liberals, why did they say they hated liberals and democracy? #
  • 23:52 RT @EmperorNorton Some1 complained 2 me that I was making Nazis sound more like the GOP. What can I say. If that's where the truth takes U #
  • 02:01 @Theamyfisher Ironic statement is ironic, "Long Island Lolita." #
  • 02:15 Some people treat Michael Jackson almost as a God. I don't get it. He had a few good songs, but most of his stuff was mediocre. #
  • 02:17 For Chrissake, I didn't even mourn my grandmother half as long as some people have been mourning Michael Jackson, & I liked her a lot. #
  • 05:38 For years I thought I knew what Deism was. Looking up the definition, I realize it's similar to my beliefs somewhat. is.gd/2FUh9 #
  • 06:11 You think your boss is horrible? Think again! The 6 most horrible bosses ever: is.gd/2FWVg #
  • 07:03 just voted "selena" on "Who has got the best smile?" vote too ➔ bit.ly/4lg0YO #
  • 07:27 Ppl who got past dpression (or mostly did) are extremely annoying. I live w/ 1. They 4get what it's like. Willpower isn't enuf. #
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Dakota F sleeping

Dreams last night

I had a few interesting dreams last night. The first one was another "wandering through a house trying to find a bathroom" dream that tells me to wake up to use the restroom. Though my character was female and in high school. I *think* it was Lo. Anyway, the principal was acting suspiciously, asking where I had my wallet, and looking at my MP3 player as though he'd never seen anything like it before. Then I went into the restroom. At which point I woke up to *really* go pee.

The second dream was kind of involved. It was a mystery, because something had been done to this woman. She didn't know what, and hired my character (also a woman) to find out. At first, I was using this magic pseudo-computer to look through the emails of the suspects, but everything was in a really subtle code. They switched to snailmail, and my magic computer was able to go through that information too, but couldn't figure out the code. (It was a code, though, and not a cypher.)
At one point in the investigation my character was following a suspect into this restaurant and asking questions of everyone, making a nuisance of herself. When she came out of the restaurant, Oprah was there and she was trying to ask Oprah some questions. Oprah left without comment. Then the weird part: these two dogs started chasing her cat, and she growled at them loud enough to scare them into stopping where they were. Then she turned into a werewolf and chased them away. Then I woke up.
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alex_antonin has an interesting take on Deism. I completely agree with this quote:

The problem with monotheists is that most of them are trying to turn what the others (in our collective) call "Source" into a personal Deity which is like bacteria praying for the sun to bring them a miracle. The sun doesn't even care about humans, why should it care about bacteria? Source is just too far beyond our level to be a personal Deity. If there *are* personal Gods, they are NOT the same as the one that made the Universe. Much like in Vodoun, where they believe in a distant impersonal Creator Deity, but pray to more personal Earth-bound Deities. Vodoun is like Deism crossed with polytheism.