September 9th, 2005

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Literacy Fair went fine, even well. More details in the morning, but a few things now.

I'm pissed that my FSU football players didn't show up.

I'm more than pissed that my two best friends didn't show up.

My bottom right wisdom tooth really really hurts. It's keeping me from sleeping. I took four ibuprofen about an hour ago.


Congrats, Vivi, on your new job.
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copied from weirdjews

What do you think of this statement, particularly in the context of the disengagement?

If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.

EDIT: I'm not saying this is what I think. I'm just wondering what other people think about this statement.
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from Darin

Supporting Marriage Equality - California


It takes two minutes to support marriage equality…

Gov. Schwarzenegger's office is accepting calls from anywhere

It's all automated, you don't have to talk to anyone.

Follow these directions:

Call the Governor: 916-445-2841

push: 2

push: 1

and push: 1 to support marriage equality
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more from Darin.

The day after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Repent America issued a press release. In it, they implied that Hurricane Katrina was a judgement from God on New Orleans, particularly on Southern Decadence, New Orleans' annual queer end-of-summer bash.

Eh, they're just some tiny fringe group, right?

Well, Agape Press, the American Family Association's news service (and nobody can claim that the AFA isn't right in the heart of Christian activism) posted an article misleadingly titled New Orleans Residents: God's Mercy Evident in Katrina's Wake. They don't just imply.

The pastor explains that for years he has warned people that unless Christians in New Orleans took a strong stand against such things as local abortion clinics, the yearly Mardi Gras celebrations, and the annual event known as "Southern Decadence" -- an annual six-day "gay pride" event scheduled to be hosted by the city this week -- God's judgment would be felt.

“New Orleans now is abortion free. New Orleans now is Mardi Gras free. New Orleans now is free of Southern Decadence and the sodomites, the witchcraft workers, false religion -- it's free of all of those things now," Shanks says. "God simply, I believe, in His mercy purged all of that stuff out of there -- and now we're going to start over again."

Last I checked, this isn't what Christianity is about. I thought Christianity wasn't about exploiting human suffering.

Show me that it's not. Take a stand.

Repost this. Don't just link it, copy it and repost it. Ask your friends to repost this. Find out where they really stand when they don't.

(Links and HTML Source Here)
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I'm at work. I got here late. Ellen said that she expected me to not even come in today, after everything last night.

I'm pretty much exhausted, but fairly proud of myself.

The Literacy Fair went well. The kids started to be pretty wild at the end. I wish I had had more volunteers to calm them down with. The people who DID show up were awesome though. The centers were much loved, especially my shaving cream center-- which, while not being quite so educable, was fun for the children. Lots of people made journals and bookmarks. We didn't really get a chance to do the SMART moves like we had intended (and that I spent a LOT of time on) but it was okay.

Deborah made a great clown. She got the same questions I got last time I was a clown for an event like this: "Are you a real clown or are you a fake clown?" I'm sorry, what's the difference? Are clowns a species, like dogs? I also mentioned to one kid that the clown was my sister. He looked shocked and asked me..."Was she born that way?" I said yes and moved on.

Families ate together (which is probably a fairly rare thing) so that was also a success. And of course, we had a fairly large attendance (69 people signed in, but more than that were there, since many people didn't sign in their children). Everyone went home with a book (which is absolutely wonderful), and we gave out a ton of door prizes, including gift certificates, walkie talkies, and stuffed animals.

I also had the LVLC set up a table, Adult Ed set up a table, and.... as I was leaving the library yesterday, I ran into a man who asked me "Are you a registered voter? Will you sign this?" It was about putting more money to stop children from smoking, so of course I did, and we got into a conversation about registering to vote-- and I asked him if he just plan registered people, and would come to my fair that night, and he said he would! So he was there, registering voters. Yay :)

I let Ellen know that I wasn't really ready to organize something of this magnitude again any time soon
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Does ANYONE have the link for the site where this icon comes from? where you could make yourself look like a baby, or like a man, or like a Botticelli (like this picture?)
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(Melissa goes by her parents house on her way home from work)

Melissa: Hey mom, do you have any extra toilet paper I can have? ::fake cries:: I can't afford it!
Mom: Yeah, if we have some in there, you can take it. Just make sure you're using only as much as you need so you can conserve it!
Melissa: Of course! I've been on the same piece for a week!