dragon_spirit: (titties & beer)
I think I have an answer to the vuvuzelas. Or at the very least, a good retort.

Next time the World Cup is held in the states, we can convince the rest of the world that it's an American soccer tradition to have Gilbert Gottfried whine incessantly over the loudspeaker while the match is going.

Well, I didn't say it was a good answer!
dragon_spirit: (Calvin)
*pokes head back into 21st century*

Guess who has internet again? :D

Lotsa goodness is happening. I'm learning to drive. I'm going back to school. I'm in rehearsals for the Mozart Requiem, and I'm going to audition for the tenor solo, 'cos it's in my sweet spot and I sound really good, if I do say so myself.

Aaaand I'm pretty sure that's never been performed by a woman before...

...like I'd let that stop me!
dragon_spirit: (yvette melons anyone?)
I had a dream last night that I made a Morse code sandwich. It was shaped like an X.

The only problem was that the sandwich also had to be eaten in Morse code. I spent about 5 minutes trying to figure out how to do this before I woke up.
dragon_spirit: (Default)

That's just what the world needs, you know - more creative outlaws.
dragon_spirit: (yvette eek!)
Thank you all for your words of support and encouragement! My head's really still spinning, and I'm a little overwhelmed with the magnitude of my decision, but at least I know where to go from here. Much of my future is a big, vacuous mystery, but it's all really exciting too.

It's strange, but somehow appropriate that I've had a deep change in my thought processes recently - every time I think of the consequences of my actions, I think of them in the context of being a teacher. I wasn't expecting that paradigm to change so abruptly, but there it is. I'm just riding with it.

If I can get to the DMV when they're actually open, I'll be getting information about learning to drive as well. That's the plan - learn to drive, find a cheap-ass car that runs, have easier access to schools. My mom's way too happy about this. She always told me I couldn't be a functioning, productive member of society until I started driving. As much as I hate to admit it, she has a point (albeit an extreme one). I'm still nervous about the idea of driving, but I've always found the best way to deal with my fears is to learn about them and muscle through.

You'll probably be getting more regular updates from me soon. She's creeping out into the world.
dragon_spirit: (Me cca January '08)
Not all of you know this, but I've been seeing a career counselor to help me figure out which way I should be going. She helped me to make a life-changing decision.

I'm going back to school in order to become a science teacher!

We desperately need more science teachers who are enthusiastic about the subject and can get kids excited about it too. I want to teach kids the critical thinking skills that they need to get them through a confusing life on an unpredictable planet. I want to show them how to apply these skills to their everyday lives. I want to be the kind of teacher who NEVER tells a kid that they're not trying hard enough. If the kid isn't getting it, then it's MY responsibility as a teacher to find another way to get through to that student. My career counselor said that I want to give students what I was largely denied in my own education. That sounds about right to me.

So I have several years of school ahead of me. I only have one year of college under my belt so far, and then I need to get teaching credentials. This is going to be a long, hard road, and ultimately, it will be totally worth it.

I've never had a clear goal in front of me before. It feels good. Compelling.
dragon_spirit: (duck!)
You goddamn sonfoabitch!

Wow. It's really easy to sit there in American opulence and luxury and look down on the poor people of the world, but it demonstrates a severe detachment from any understanding of reality. He seems to be operating on the assumption that everyone in all the poorest countries of the world have exactly the same opportunities and resources that he has. Only a privileged American could be so arrogant and solipsistic.

Let's see, he's white, male, good-looking, reasonably well-to-do, and from what I can see I doubt he has ever gone hungry a day in his life, or had to go without anything he needed. How open-minded he is to consider that there's absolutely no difference between him and a young Haitian mother of three who grew up in abject poverty!

If everyone in the world had been born into the same circumstances he was, if everyone had grown up with all their needs being met, given access to decent education, healthcare and work opportunities, and taught that they all had the power to make a difference in the world, he might have had a point. Well, it turns out that this guy has made a difference in the world - he has made it a crueler and more hateful place. Congratulations.
dragon_spirit: (let me out)
So in last night's dream, my optometrist gave me a new prescription for my dry eyes.

Instead of eye drops, I had to put raw oysters in my eyes.


Jan. 19th, 2010 03:45 pm
dragon_spirit: (lightning)
So I saw that there was supposed to be a light thunderstorm moving through. Next thing I know, an INCH of hail is getting dumped onto my balcony in a matter of two minutes or so, along with a truly magnificent downpour. We must have gone from 85% to 120% of average rainfall for the year in the last several minutes. I've seen some impressive hailstorms before, but never one so prolific and vehement. Fifteen minutes after the hail shower, there's still a lining of ice pellets a quarter-inch thick on the railing.

And the lightning was AWESOME. Sounded like the strikes were coming from about a half a mile away. Man, I love storms like this!

Now a cup of tea is called for.
dragon_spirit: (dark adapted eye)
If you missed my early-morning post about a recent study which shows that abortion rates remain unchanged in countries where abortion is banned, please go read it now. This is important.
dragon_spirit: (goya)
A recent study shows that banning abortions does not actually reduce the rate of abortions. If a woman who lives in a country where abortion is illegal or inaccessible is desperate to terminate her pregnancy, she will find a way - and will often end up terminating her own life in the process. Instead of safe and accessible abortions, she will get a so-called "back-alley" abortion, or will take toxic abortifacient herbs like pennyroyal or cohosh. These are extremely dangerous and women frequently die from them. The ones that survive often have drastically shortened lifespans due to organ failure and many other harmful effects.

So limiting access to safe abortions not only does NOT save the lives of unborn children, it TAKES the lives of grown women. Get it? )

Remember this, and spread the word about this report.
dragon_spirit: (dumbass)
You know, I always love it when I see cop cars parked in front of a doughnut shop. Especially en masse. Those shops must be the safest places in America.


Dec. 28th, 2009 06:44 pm
dragon_spirit: (Me cca January '08)
I posted this on Facebook, but I think it bears repeating.

I would be really, really happy if somebody invented a Mobius donut. I might even eat such a thing.
dragon_spirit: (octopus by myriadical)
Whoa. Did you ever see Whale Rider?
dragon_spirit: (look closely)
For some reason I've been hearing a lot of people telling me lately that bisexuality doesn't exist.

Huh. Well, good thing they have all the answers. Otherwise I'd still be "confused".

Okay, fuck that shit. Let me make this perfectly clear to everyone: it does not fall within your jurisdiction to tell someone else who they are attracted to.

I've also been thinking a lot about my own journey through the weird and wild world of sexual orientation. I knew when I was a child that I was attracted to both males and females. I'm talking about the sexual fantasies that I was having as young as the age of four. Those feelings stayed with me. Some people don't understand their sexual orientation until they're in their 50's. Others know as soon as they're popped out into the world. It's different for each person, and when you're speculating on someone else's sexuality, you don't get a say in the matter.

examining this in a bit more depth... )

And that's the way it is. Love doesn't have to be an either/or situation. If you're bisexual/pansexual/just sexual and you're oriented toward monogamy, then go right ahead and live that way. It's no skin off my back, and I'm not going to pass judgement on you for living the way you feel is right. But please don't pass judgement on me either if I want to have a boyfriend and a girlfriend, or even several of each, as long as I am being open and honest with everyone and not lying to anyone. We live in a day and age wherein this is possible. So I won't tell you who to love if you don't tell me who to love.

End transmission.
dragon_spirit: (yvette here have a drink)
Yesterday, my family all gathered around to play Loaded Questions. One of the questions asked was, "What should a woman never do?" We all turned in our anonymous answers.

Of course, it was perfectly obvious which answer was mine.

"Shave her nuts."
dragon_spirit: (Calvin)
For Xmas I got the gift of breaking my isolation. 8)
dragon_spirit: (butt)
The other day, I woke up with a snatch of a Christmas carol going through my head, but with slightly different lyrics:

The world in solemn stillness lay,
To see the angel's boobs.


Nov. 6th, 2009 01:56 pm
dragon_spirit: (more cheese)
Yahoo News has the funniest headline I've seen in a long time today:

"Mongolia turns to horse meat amid H1N1 vaccine delay"

...So apparently, the entire nation of Mongolia has turned into a pile of horsemeat.
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