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Archive for May, 2007

I'm sure people have heard all about that LJ fandom wank these past few days: wholesale deletion of communities ranging from fanfiction groups, survivors of incest/rape/molestation, etc, in an effort to weed out the pedos and "objectionable" material.  Hmn.  I wonder if all they did was a search-and-delete: any mention of the above keywords meant auto-deletion. 

Apologies and explanations have been offered: we'll see how the LJ community responds (will there still be a mass-cancellation of paid accounts?  Oh money, how you talk!) 

I understand that LJ and Six Apart were trying to cover their respective asses – but this knee-jerk-quick-hit-delete-button reaction (with no notice to the LJ community) is horribly disturbing.  What burns is LJ/Six Apart bowed to a threat from a witch-hunting group who have made no bones of their absolute hate for anything and everything different from themselves.   

 

 

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…is sit on my couch, watch tv and eat frozen custard. 

Instead, this friday, a friend of mine is dragging my kicking, screaming self to the Hirshhon After Hours event.  It took some convincing, a little bribery (she's making dinner. SOLD!), some more bribery (cake!), and promise that if the event is lame and we get tired of making fun of the poseurs, we get to leave early and eat cookies.

It wasn't until yesterday that it hit me:  what the hell does one wear to such events? I googled a bit, trying to see if anyone posted anything that would give me a clue.  I got the ever helpful "hipster chic."

Ok, what the fuck is "hipster chic?"    Does that mean my jeans must be limited edition, hand-dyed by nubile virgins on a remote mountaintop, stitched by nimble-fingered Japanese grandmothers from famous jean-sewing families?  Hell to the NO.

I feel a little ridiculous, what with the war in Iraq, starving kids in Ethiopia, our loss of civil liberties – and I can't keep my priorities straight. 

Damn, I am a shallow, shallow bitch.  And because I have been acting like a moron, tommorow I'm going all out in my plebian glory. 

 

 

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If money were no object, which five luxury items would you rush right out and buy? 
Submitted by lorilyn.

 Pffft, that's easy.

      1. Large, pristine, olympic sized pool
      2. 4 gorgeous, ab-tastic poolboys.

DUH!

 

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I present a sweet, sweet banner of awesomeness.

I thought Nokie's River!Ninja style exit needed a banner.

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AND IT ROCKED.

This past saturday, I celebrated my 29th birthday*.  I had a little get-together and offered massive amounts of delicious foods (Tomato Anchovy pasta? Freakin' AWESOME), and my family and friends partook.  I measure a party's success by the amount of leftovers, wherein lots of leftovers = FAILURE.  I had very little leftovers to put away. SUCCESS!

Vesper, I promise that next time you come to DC, I will actually show you the sights IN DC, as opposed to forcing you to join me in my quest to eat at every restaurant on my list.   But, damn, that raw beef was delicious!

* This is the second time I am celebrating my 29th birthday. It's an anniversary. Of sorts.

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