December 16th, 2003

Typing

Time Difference

It always fascinates me when I realize it's getting to be 2 or 3 in the morning, and I should go to bed...and knowing that my friends on the East Coast are just starting their day.

Enjoy your breakfasts, guys, I'm hitting the sheets.
Typing

Quotable Quotes

"...not the kind of girl one could take home to Mother, unless Mother were a mulatto prostitute with a missing eye and a cocaine fiend to boot."

- Sandman - Midnight Theatre (background character, overheard at a party)
  • Current Music
    Curve - Ice That Melts The Tips
Typing

Dreaming

Odd dreams last night.

Disjointed now, at best, but I do recall being at some kind of school or castle (hard to tell, really). I was armed and armoured, like other knights, though there were definitely two classes of us. The larger group of us were geared with lighter weapons/armour, while the smaller group wore heavier armour and carried larger battle-axes. We were defending this place from assault by undead creatures, also armed and armoured, and not mindless shambling things, but intelligent, evil, and strong bastards. Most of the fight is hazy, but I distinctly remember most of the lighter armed group breaking and running, and the heavier group shouting to stand ground and hold fast, to deny the dead entrance to the castle, taking up key positions in front of the main doors. Though lighter armed, I stayed, and a huge rotting mofo came at up, with something that, in retrospect, looked like a shield, but was razor-edged and vicious. I recall swinging my own axe as he plunged the thing at me and the man beside me. We both connected and damaged it, but not before the weapon sheared through our armour, causing a fairly ugly would to my lower left side (which is a little sore this morning, dig it...psychosomatics in action, baby!). Still, I took up arms and fought on with my brethren beside me, unwilling to falter. Hazy again, I recall the aftermath of the battle, as we lay about the courtyard, men in various states of injury, but struggling to my feet as our King walked among us. I can recall making it to some sort of crenelated battlement, but it seems to have been on ground level, because, looking over it, I was only looking at a table, on which sat a statue of a dragon. Not very large, it was maybe 3' wide by 5' long, dark red and black (dammit, cannot remember the name of that Chinese sculpture style, but that's what it looked like), and something about it filled me with pride, as if this were a symbol for all I had defended and all I held dear.

Then I woke up.
  • Current Music
    Van Morrison - Domino
The Mask (Laughing)

Bad Joke Of The Day

Two elderly ladies were outside their nursing home, having a smoke, when it started to rain. One of the ladies pulled out a condom, cut off the end, put it over her cigarette, and continued smoking.

The lady asked, "What's that?"

"A condom," the other lady responded. "This way my cigarette doesn't get wet."

"Where did you get it?" the other lady asked.

"You can get them at any drugstore."

The next day, the first lady hobbled herself down to the local drugstore and announced to the pharmacist that she wants a box of condoms. The guy looked at her kind of strangely, but politely asks what brand she prefers.

"It doesn't matter as long as it fits a Camel." The pharmacist fainted.
City On Fire

Lifted This Verbatim From pounce (Who Snagged It Elsewhere) Because It's Worth It

The American Family Association has decided to try and "prove a point" by having a poll on their website for folks to take about their opinion on gay marriage. They intend to present the results of this poll to the United States Congress in an attempt to instate a federal law against Gay Marriage.

It's obvious that they think that this poll will come out in their favour, and that the vast majority of people will vote to keep marriage for traditional couples only. However, this is LiveJournal, and we are FAR from traditional!

I ask you all to please visit http://www.afa.net/petitions/marriagepoll.asp and let your opinion be heard. It takes about 45 seconds, and it is SUCH an important topic. Whether you are gay or straight, conservative or liberal, your opinion matters, and you NEED to vote here.

While it's obvious that I am on the "pro gay marriage" side of the fence, I still want you to vote if you are against it. THe point here is to have a LEGITIMATE cross section of people voting in this poll. The only folks who were even made aware of it's existence were the people on the AMAs mailing list and the people who happened to wander across their website. They have absolutely every intention of presenting this poll in the form of a petition to congress against gay marriage. I wonder if they will still present it when the YAYs outweigh the NEIGHs?

PLEASE let your voice be heard.