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Spirit Day

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.

School has been keeping me pretty busy these last few weeks. Since the start of this term I've had several quizzes, two sets of unit applications, and on project on top of all the reading to do for each class. The word for business class has been pretty easy for now, I can do the assignments in class rather than follow along with the lesson that reviews the chapters assigned as homework. Business proofreading and editing isn't so much a challenge as it is tedious, administrative procedures at times is down right annoying because my instructor is a flake and doesn't use class time wisely. I'm hoping things will even out soon, and I won't feel so overwhelmed at times.

Midwinter's was fun though I spent most of my time next to gate trying to sell calendars. Had a great time saying hello to people and catching up a bit with friends I don't get to see much of.  Between Marian and I we sold three calendars, and have only three men's calendars left. Woot! This project turned out really well and I hope next month Council will vote in our favor and allow us to do another run.

I've been reminded of pet peeves that I find down right irritating; people talking in loud voices when they're done with tests while others are still taking their test, instructors that converse with students across the room in loud voices, people who give an automatic reply of "they're working on it" when I ask them to remind some one of a task( had this happen on more than one occasion recently), and people  whom when I tell them "let me check and I'll get back to you" continue to talk or explain on a subject ( this happens quite frequently), and my sister relishing in causing drama. It may be that I'm tired and feeling a bit run down today and these things are bothering me more than usual or it may not I'm not sure.

Tonight I'm going to meet up with anyone that wants to go see Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Regal Cinemas. Should be a fun time, and I haven't gone to see a movie in the theater in a while. Also it would be nice to get together with friends before I dive back into homework and projects. Well I'd better be going and get ready to go to the theater.

Hello hivemind it's been a few weeks

It's been a few weeks since I last posted in my own journal. The holidays didn't go so well for me this year, I got some great gifts for Christmas including a new cabin style tent that sleeps up to 10 people so it should fit me + all my gear at events but the day itself ended up tanking. My brother and brother in law both decided they just had to be dicks that day, my brother was being pissy and just talking to him ended up in him yelling at me and the brother in law is usually an ass but one would think he could've tried to be nice for the holiday. Nope, everytime he opened his mouth around me it was to make snide commenst, get digs in or insult me and or my dog. Honestly dude if you don't like the family and don't want to even try to be a member then ya shouldn't have married my sister and moved into the house. So I hopped on the computer and escaped into World of Warcraft for a bit, at least there I enjoyed what I was doing and had fun too.

I decided for New Year's Eve it was best that I stay home and didn't go to any of the gatherings I was invited to. Before the fiasco at Christmas I'd been feeling extremely blah; not sleeping well, feeling very moody,  feeling anti-social and losing interest in things. I've been dealing with depression for years, usually I can keep it in check and find things that keep me going and out in the world but stuff had been piling up. So rather than be a downer I stayed home after vesta_aurelia and herodocles dropped by so I could measure Vesta for her corset, and get hugs. Staying home wasn't so bad, got exposed to the brother in law's crummy attitude again but rather than stay with the rest of us he went back to the cave and stayed there. We played or rather I got my butt kicked at Uno, ten thousand (a dice game), and we played several Wii games; I found out I'm pretty good at Wii golf until I start drinking. I even had time to think, or as John Wayne put it in Maclintock (spelling?) "I've been doin' some thinkin' drinkin' ", things will be ok don't know what to do with the brother in law but that's his problem not mine, and I want to be amongst my friends again.

I'll get a chance to do that at 12th Night, Friday I'm picking up Karessa and little Eirik and the 3 of us are heading up to site with as much of our stuff as we can carry. Thorfinn and Tatiana have invited me to bunk with them and her brother in their hotel room, I'll be on an air mattress on the floor, which isn't so bad and it saves me from having to rent my own room. Plus it helps them out because Thorfinn has to work until 5pm then head up to site so have wife, child and as much of their stuff as possible up there will help him get on the road faster.

Still have finer details of Coronet stuff I'm working on, gotta get together with scarywoman and see where we're at and talk over some ideas. Winter term started yesterday, my first class on Mondays is at noon and I've got to work on my timing to get parking because I'm not driving around for 30min to find it. Got to get out early from my last class because the entire class didn't have the necessary book and we all took a field trip to the bookstore to discover that they still did not have the book in. I've got to call the bookstore today to see if the book is in and if the rest of my books I placed a pick order on are in yet.

Well I'd better get going, need to get up and get my day rolling.

11th Night

Is anyone going to 11th Night that would be willing to take some things down for me that are to go to Brogan & Johanna and Rustam & Suvia? I'm scheduled to work that day...I'm trying to switch shifts with a coworker but if that doesn't work out I need to find a way to get these items to them. Sorry for the short notice, I'm willing to pay in chocolate say fudge, or candies or home made truffles? :-)



Dad is home from the hospital now, he's still tired and a bit weak. But he's home and glad to be back. Accounting and Excel are evil things, and I'll be glad when finals are over. Have to go in Monday to get extra help on the Accounting comprehensive problem, my accounts payable isn't matching up to what the instructor has posted as a check figure. Plus some numbers on my worksheet aren't matching and I need to find out where I went wrong. Excel is just downright confusing, but I muddled through this assignment. Hours are picking up at work, this makes me very happy where that is concerned because now paying the bills will be a bit easier. I have to buy an alternator for my truck, and get help putting it in. Drake and Thorfinn have both offered to help me, plus bring up their families so we can all hang out afterward. One of these days I should learn to do my own repair work...

Thanksgiving is next week and I managed to get the day off, YAY! I'll be doing a little holiday baking this year and hopefully will get to making truffles *nom* I plan on mailing out christamas/holiday cards; please leave me your address or send me a private message with your mailing address so I can get them out to people.

For now I'm off to bed, I've managed to fight off a migraine and make it through work with all the smell from holiday foods, bath sets and perfume/cologne gift sets. Tomorrow begins another busy day of getting stuff done and doing homework.

G'night all.

Helluva week

Yeah it's been one helluva week. Sunday I was visiting with Thorfin and Karessa in North Bend, found out via text from Mom that Dad was sick which isn't a good thing. Dad doesn't get sick like most people, it's not like *cough cough* I have a cold; no when Dad get's sick he's really sick. Mom was afraid he'd picked up hamthrax, and on top of it his diverticulitis was acting up. So I stayed the night in North Bend, and when I came home Monday morning I found out Mom took Dad to the E.R to figure out what was going on because he was shaking...definitely not a good sign. Hours later we find out he's been booked a room in Riverbend, and is pending surgery. The diverticulitis perforated his bowel, and caused intestinal infection, plus he did indeed have H1N1 which made it all the worse. Later we find out he needs part of his colon removed, the name starts with an S but I can't remember it; basically it's the colon's filter. We were concerned about how long he'd be out for and if he'd have to have a colostomy bag (not enjoying that thought). Mom's been spending time with him at the hospital every day.

He had surgery on Friday, from what I've been told it went well. He had that part of his colon taken out and all of his large intestine, plus in the days it took to get him ready for surgery he's developed pneumonia. The doctors have assured Mom that he'll be ok, he just needs to recover from surgery, infection and pneumonia. Thank goodness his short term disability kicked in the day he went into Riverbend, cause he'll be out for about 6weeks and even if he returns to work he'll need to be on light duty for a while. If we're lucky he'll come home Wednesday. In the mean time Mom has been at Dad's side, she hasn't been able to think of much else unfortunately this has left me as the responsible one in the house. Amypoo is using her having hamthrax as an excuse to not do anything, though she's well enough to to go class, work and almost daily trips to Walmart with Randy, Randy just hides in their room, Mikey doesn't do anything unless Mom leaves him a specific list or gives him verbal direction. So I'm trying to make sure things are getting done while trying to get my homework to quit fighting with me.

I went up to Blatha An Oir yesterday for their Harvest Feast event. I needed to get out of the house, I was starting to feel a bit overwhelmed. Baron Aleksii and Baroness Elsbeth are lovely people, the event was very warm and inviting. I brought the calendars up there as well and they did really well, I think we'll sell out of them at 12th Night but I'm not sure if we want to do another print run that late in the buying season. I do know one thing though I now know how a trucker feels, I spent most of my time on the road and boy was I glad to get a chance to stand, and get out of the car. I was also exhausted when I got home and practically fell asleep as soon as I sat down.

Oh before I forget Tadgh and Morrghan, a man by the name of Johanes(spelling) said to tell you he says "Hello". Thank you to those who sent hugs and well wishes, they were much appreciated. I may post more updates on Dad's recovery depending on how it goes. I'm hoping for a nice uneventful recovery, so that he can get back to as normal as things were for him.




I'm done with my accounting homework for the week! I've studied up and am ready for he quizzes but they aren't available until Friday. Woohoo, I'm not buried under homework. I have Excel homework and the ever annoying Personal Finance but I should have the Excel done by either tonight or tomorrow. Thursay morning I have slated to get my stuff into storage, it shouldn't take more than an hour or two at most. I don't have as much stuff as I used to and I got rid of the junk, stuff I had but didn't need, whittled down my fabric stash, and all that jazz so everything I need to store should fit into a 5x10 unit one way or another.

Well off to fill up my water glass and get started on my Excel assignments. Toodles!

Oct. 31st, 2009

Happy Halloween all! Hope everyone has a good time today, I have to work but at least I get to dress up and hand out candy. We don't get trick or treaters at my house because we're set behind other houses and kids don't like to go down the dark driveway. I'm still muddling through school, my Personal Finance class is annoying because the book reading doesn't actually provide the formulas or information needed to do the homework and then I have to do the book questions and turn around and answer similar questions in the online homework manager *blah*

Mom is still miserable and stuck at home wth H1N1, I'm doing my best to not catch it and have become almost OCD with washing my hands and using sanitizer. I'm still waiting to hear on my transfer to the Eugene store, we're waiting for one of the managers to get back from vacation so I can fill out paperwork, Then I'll be working closer to home and could even ride my bike instead of driving.

I'm on the hunt for a Tudor corset pattern that I'll be making for Vesta...I've gotten good responses from the Summits A&S mailing list and will be checking out the links tomorrow. If nothing else there's a Simplicity costume pattern I can use for my base lines; I've never been good at making my own patterns. I'll figure it out I'm sure, and I've got some time to do a bit of research.

Well I'd best get back to my homework and getting my costume ready for work. Be safe, and have fun today.

Oct. 11th, 2009

Evil accounting homework is done and turned in before the 11pm deadline. Must email Sarah in the morning about getting together for study sessions, I can get parts of the lesson but not the subject matter as a whole. Waiting to hear back from Denise about getting more calendars up to her for Vik and Inga. Have to do accounting quizzes tomorrow they're due in by 11pm, good thing some of it is based of the homework or I'd be screwed. Then I get to get caught up on the rest of the homework and have it in by the due dates. Thank goodness I get Thursday and Friday off, I can take a half hour to an hour to relax.

Also have to finish re-lining up my ducks for March Coronet, have to get budget reapproved. Need to make sure I'm off work in time to go to Council, * note to self, put in for a shift request *....Ok off to bed for me, need to get up early to start taking care of things.
Yay Excel homework is done for this week! I'll take my Personal Finance book with me and read some of the chapters tonight at the Mid-Willamette practice. I'll deal with Accounting and get it done one way or another before its Sunday 11pm deadline, that subject still makes my head hurt. I know where I went wrong with it last time...it was my fault too, I had a subtraction error that threw off the whole work sheet and subsequent questions *blarg* Time to get ready for work and head out the door, must also pack a lunch.