January 20th, 2005
i went to bed at 11 and tossed and turned and finally got up. what was bothering me? the governor's proposed state budget, of course. i needed to get up and write an email to all my friends about it. could not sleep until i engaged in some political activism.
( i'm posting it here for those interested in community organizing and/or california state politicsCollapse )
January 12th, 2005
January 8th, 2005
|03:27 pm - books|
7. trickster's choice, tamora pierce. this is YA fantasy. i've read another series by this author, who focuses on female warriors and spies and queens. very involving and lots of cameos from old favorite characters. i'm about to order the sequel from amazon right now.
November 25th, 2004
brief shout from non-communication land! there is now a kittie living in my house, an 8 week old mostly-siamese-mix from the shelter. i've named her princess as she is as pretty as one. and since she's so tiny and fluffy, every single thing she does is adorable.
today has been very relaxing. off to dinner at a restaurant with a friend and his parents. yum!
hope everyone is having a wonderful day. my internet troubles have reminded me how much i look forward to reading what you guys are saying and how utterly annoying it is not to have access to that.
xoxo - me & princess.
Current Mood: kitty cuteness overload
Current Music: le tigre - viz
November 21st, 2004
|09:41 pm - update from tuscon|
i'm using someone's computer here and it's such a relief to use on that works! i'd almost forgotten that the internet could bring pleasure.
the poker tournament was suuuper fun. i came in 5th out of 40 and was the last woman left in the tournament. i got a little trophy and a digital camera!! huzzah for me!! i was very pleased.
it's been fun here if a little over-planned and weird family stuff and listening to conversations i don't care about. but lots of delicious free food and wine, staying in a lovely room, and i do feel a lot more relaxed and unconcerned than i've been feeling of late. so good for that.
must go - back into the melee.
November 14th, 2004
ooh, y'all, i think my computer's fixed! the evil bad process isn't showing up in the process list anymore and it's working much more smoothly. i may once again be connected to the world around me! huzzah! i am whole again!
November 2nd, 2004
|10:35 pm - i so hope my resignation is premature|
good thing i have so many episodes of the west wing on my tivo. i much prefer the fictional white house - where the president seems to have the same overall goals as i do, where he pushes for policies to move the country in a direction i think is wise, where i trust him to watch over the country and protect my interests even when i'm not paying attention - and i think i'll go hide there for a while.
like for 4 years.
at least the propositions seem to be going well - the money for stem cell research was approved, it looks like limitations on the three strikes law will be approved. there's a proposition to levy a tax on personal income over $1 million per year and use the funds to expand county mental health services, which is totally a goal i applaud and a funding method i approve of. it better win or i just will not know what to do with myself.
i know things will be fine. i'm disappointed. but i feel less ... defeated than i thought i might.
i still just wish that this isn't happening, that things are different.
Current Music: cnn nbc cbs c-span msnbc foxnews !!!
|08:38 am - aie aie aie aie aie!!|
i voted this morning. didn't have to wait in line too long. and now i have an 'i voted' sticker to lord over people all day. last night i got 4 or 5 phone calls from people seeking my insight and knowledge on claifornia's 2837 ballot initiatives up for vote this election. good to know that people look to me as a resource. :)
i am so so so nervous about this. my biggest fear is that it takes another 5 weeks to figure out who won, and what on earth will happen if it goes to the supreme court? with rhenquist out sick, it'd be 4 - 4! and then we just have no president for 4 years! my head will just explode. i can't handle another round of litigation on some novel twist in election law. i can't do it.
also, my computer has been really slow lately and i think there's some kind of virtual memory management issue. i'm trying not to throw it off the balcony like a rotted pumpkin.
off to work - two hearings today. doing my part to ensure fair actions by county, state, and federal governments. i see you, governmental officers! i'm watching you!
Current Mood: jittery
October 24th, 2004
who wants to give me a kidney? time to prove your love, kids. pony up.
Current Mood: insufficiently antibioticized
October 23rd, 2004