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Woo! Maryland just passed Same Sex Marriage!!!

Got through House and Senate and is now going to the Governor who has agreed to sign it into law! Proud of MD today, as long as I ignore the jackasses already talking about trying to repeal it.

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Annoying few days here.

Sunday, Dad and I got all the way to DC - hell, we parked the car and walked to the concert venue!- only yo discover that The Script concert had been unexpectedly postponed. It is now rescheduled for September 1. I will be in school. Actually, it's on a Thursday night, so I will be in class. Which sucks. Then we got to drive back. The only good thing about that trip is that I got a book read.

Monday night, phone rings. I've been on call for Federal Jury Duty (for the first time) for the last 2 Monday's, and I wasn't supposed to have to go this week. But, they said they had an emergency situation and could I come on Tuesday? I, thinking that if I did this I would be done, said yes. So, I got up at 6:30 this morning (after fucking finally falling asleep at 4) and headed downtown. Had to be there by 8:45. Sat around doing nothing til close to 10, the 18-20 of us all got pulled into the courtroom for voir dire, and questioned and I really, really didn't want to be on this case (drug involved) or have to go the 25 miles to the courthouse for the rest of the week. Luckily, and it was very lucky, they were only looking for alternates and they only needed 5 people, none of which were me. It was a giant pain in the ass. I had to wait around for a while (Dad was at work and Mom needed the car, so I had to wait for her to come get me downtown), so I ended up walking down to the Inner Harbor and chilling at the ginormous B&N down there. Got home around 2, had work at 4, got home at 1. I am fucking exhausted.

I have pretty much no inspiration fic wise (aside from one random Criminal Minds thing I've been typing on my phone), so that also sucks.

Also, the Jury Duty nonsense messed up potential plans with awesome friends but hopefully we can get together over the weekend, so at least there's that.
csi_sanders1129: (fuck it)
Annoying few days here.

Sunday, Dad and I got all the way to DC - hell, we parked the car and walked to the concert venue!- only yo discover that The Script concert had been unexpectedly postponed. It is now rescheduled for September 1. I will be in school. Actually, it's on a Thursday night, so I will be in class. Which sucks. Then we got to drive back. The only good thing about that trip is that I got a book read.

Monday night, phone rings. I've been on call for Federal Jury Duty (for the first time) for the last 2 Monday's, and I wasn't supposed to have to go this week. But, they said they had an emergency situation and could I come on Tuesday? I, thinking that if I did this I would be done, said yes. So, I got up at 6:30 this morning (after fucking finally falling asleep at 4) and headed downtown. Had to be there by 8:45. Sat around doing nothing til close to 10, the 18-20 of us all got pulled into the courtroom for voir dire, and questioned and I really, really didn't want to be on this case (drug involved) or have to go the 25 miles to the courthouse for the rest of the week. Luckily, and it was very lucky, they were only looking for alternates and they only needed 5 people, none of which were me. It was a giant pain in the ass. I had to wait around for a while (Dad was at work and Mom needed the car, so I had to wait for her to come get me downtown), so I ended up walking down to the Inner Harbor and chilling at the ginormous B&N down there. Got home around 2, had work at 4, got home at 1. I am fucking exhausted.

I have pretty much no inspiration fic wise (aside from one random Criminal Minds thing I've been typing on my phone), so that also sucks.

Also, the Jury Duty nonsense messed up potential plans with awesome friends but hopefully we can get together over the weekend, so at least there's that.

FCKH8

Dec. 7th, 2010 01:26 am
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FCKH8

Dec. 7th, 2010 01:26 am
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] thelake at Purple Wednesday
IT GETS BETTER


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
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

- original post by [info]neo_prodigy


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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] thelake at Purple Wednesday
IT GETS BETTER


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
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

- original post by [info]neo_prodigy


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Spirit Day

Oct. 4th, 2010 10:36 pm
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] 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.


Spirit Day

Oct. 4th, 2010 10:36 pm
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] 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.


Spirit Day

Oct. 3rd, 2010 09:58 pm
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] 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.


Spirit Day

Oct. 3rd, 2010 09:58 pm
csi_sanders1129: (rex)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] 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.


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So, I am now 3/4 of the way through the crazy awesome week of concerts. We have Kris Allen/Barenaked Ladies on Sunday, then we're done til the 22nd.

Jen showed up at like quarter of 5, and we were on the way to Recher a few minutes later (after Nash finished being terrifying and got cuddly) made it out there quick, 5:20 or so. We sat around in the blazing heat until 7. But, during this wait these guys were coming around with headphones and CD's. We were kind of trying to avoid them, but Jen failed at this and ended up chatting with one of them for a few minutes. Then another one got me. And, upon offering me a flier for their upcoming show at Ram's Head, I discovered that they were Hotspur. Which was entirely awesome.

They let us in at 7, and they TOOK OUR TICKETS!!! (I am obsessed with keeping my tickets. But, since these were paper tickets, I guess I can just print another copy... *sulk*) And, despite being decently far back in line, we managed to get places on the rail. Which was great.

Grabbed posters from the merch table for Secondhand Serenade and chilled til 7:30 when the first band came on. Go Radio, they were called, and like most of the first bands that play at Recher shows, we did not know about them. They were okay, but didn't really impress. They were off by 8.

8:15 or so, and Runner Runner came on. Didn't start out particularly interested in them. Beyond staring at the pretty guy standing in front of us, anyway. But, they were pretty awesome, all in all *is currently downloading their music* and the guy in front of us? Kept like singing and pointing at me and Jen, more eye contact was made than usual. According to the setlist (Jen got one first, I trained her well, and I got one, too): Break Up Song, Hey Alli, Hate The Way, She's My Kinda Girl, Papercuts (new song), Unstoppable, and So Obvious. Also, I got hit in the face with a drumstick. At least, thanks to Jen slamming her foot down on it when it hit the ground, I got to keep it. :D

They ended at like... a little before 9, I guess. 9:10 or so when White Tie Affair started. We were a little worried that Jen's crazy/violent concert streak wouldn't be broken after all (it had been calm up to that point, no pushing, no body-surfing, anything) when they started out all crazy, but the pushing was happening mostly on the other side. We were just outside of the crazy zone! :D Wasn't particularly interested in them at first, either, but they were good. Would have gotten a setlist, but they didn't use them. So, I don't really know all of what they played. I know they did Take It Home, Bang Bang(new), You Look Better When I'm Drunk, Tie Me Up Don't Tie Me Down(new), Do I Even Need To Say It, a new song called Fall With You, which was amazing and I want it now. They did a few others, but I don't know their names. They ended with Candles (Sick & Tired) though. They were off a bit before 10.

10:15 or so and Secondhand Serenade came on. I did get their setlist. They played: Something More, Maybe, Stay Away, Like A Knife, Awake, Vulnerable, So Long, Your Call, You Are A Drug, Stranger, and Goodbye. Then John Vesely came out and started Reach For The Sky on keyboard, then the rest of the band joined in. Ended with Fall For You. Awesome setlist, but I wish he would have done End. He was done at like 11:15 or so, I guess.

So, then we headed off to get stuff signed/get pictures. We found 3 guys from Runner Runner (including the lead singer (got hugs from him) and the pretty boy in front of us) and got pics/autographs from them. We found 2 from White Tie Affair and got pics/had them sign the back of the Runner Runner setlists. And we got John Vesely to sign our posters and our setlists and got pictures. So, productive night again!

On a completely unrelated note: YAY FOR PROP 8 GETTING OVERTURNED!!!!! :DDDD
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So, I am now 3/4 of the way through the crazy awesome week of concerts. We have Kris Allen/Barenaked Ladies on Sunday, then we're done til the 22nd.

Jen showed up at like quarter of 5, and we were on the way to Recher a few minutes later (after Nash finished being terrifying and got cuddly) made it out there quick, 5:20 or so. We sat around in the blazing heat until 7. But, during this wait these guys were coming around with headphones and CD's. We were kind of trying to avoid them, but Jen failed at this and ended up chatting with one of them for a few minutes. Then another one got me. And, upon offering me a flier for their upcoming show at Ram's Head, I discovered that they were Hotspur. Which was entirely awesome.

They let us in at 7, and they TOOK OUR TICKETS!!! (I am obsessed with keeping my tickets. But, since these were paper tickets, I guess I can just print another copy... *sulk*) And, despite being decently far back in line, we managed to get places on the rail. Which was great.

Grabbed posters from the merch table for Secondhand Serenade and chilled til 7:30 when the first band came on. Go Radio, they were called, and like most of the first bands that play at Recher shows, we did not know about them. They were okay, but didn't really impress. They were off by 8.

8:15 or so, and Runner Runner came on. Didn't start out particularly interested in them. Beyond staring at the pretty guy standing in front of us, anyway. But, they were pretty awesome, all in all *is currently downloading their music* and the guy in front of us? Kept like singing and pointing at me and Jen, more eye contact was made than usual. According to the setlist (Jen got one first, I trained her well, and I got one, too): Break Up Song, Hey Alli, Hate The Way, She's My Kinda Girl, Papercuts (new song), Unstoppable, and So Obvious. Also, I got hit in the face with a drumstick. At least, thanks to Jen slamming her foot down on it when it hit the ground, I got to keep it. :D

They ended at like... a little before 9, I guess. 9:10 or so when White Tie Affair started. We were a little worried that Jen's crazy/violent concert streak wouldn't be broken after all (it had been calm up to that point, no pushing, no body-surfing, anything) when they started out all crazy, but the pushing was happening mostly on the other side. We were just outside of the crazy zone! :D Wasn't particularly interested in them at first, either, but they were good. Would have gotten a setlist, but they didn't use them. So, I don't really know all of what they played. I know they did Take It Home, Bang Bang(new), You Look Better When I'm Drunk, Tie Me Up Don't Tie Me Down(new), Do I Even Need To Say It, a new song called Fall With You, which was amazing and I want it now. They did a few others, but I don't know their names. They ended with Candles (Sick & Tired) though. They were off a bit before 10.

10:15 or so and Secondhand Serenade came on. I did get their setlist. They played: Something More, Maybe, Stay Away, Like A Knife, Awake, Vulnerable, So Long, Your Call, You Are A Drug, Stranger, and Goodbye. Then John Vesely came out and started Reach For The Sky on keyboard, then the rest of the band joined in. Ended with Fall For You. Awesome setlist, but I wish he would have done End. He was done at like 11:15 or so, I guess.

So, then we headed off to get stuff signed/get pictures. We found 3 guys from Runner Runner (including the lead singer (got hugs from him) and the pretty boy in front of us) and got pics/autographs from them. We found 2 from White Tie Affair and got pics/had them sign the back of the Runner Runner setlists. And we got John Vesely to sign our posters and our setlists and got pictures. So, productive night again!

On a completely unrelated note: YAY FOR PROP 8 GETTING OVERTURNED!!!!! :DDDD
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1. Done with school now. Only thing I have to go back for now is Graduation on the 5th. Grades - sometime next week *bites nails*

2. The Losers (Book 1) = Done.

3. WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH TEXAS AND THIS ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY INSANE TEXTBOOK THING? As a history major, this terrifies me. Seriously. History is deluded and biased enough before you start editing stuff out. Half the stuff they teach kids these days is already very very wrong with regard to history, but picking and choosing who they should paint in positive lights is... ridiculous. McCarthy is supposed to be painted as a decent guy, said one article, not as the communists-are-everywhere witch-hunter that most decent historians would classify him as. And then! And, then, I read in another article: ""I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses," she said."

What? Okay, first of all broad-brushes in history? They do not work. To have such a level of douche-baggery annoys me. I believe in God. I do. But, I don't believe that religion should be the center-point of anything. And to say that a book that wasn't put together until 1700 years ago has almighty control over everything... No. Just no.

What the hell are kids going to be like in 10 years if they actually do this? America hasn't always (read: usually isn't) the good guy in much of anything. For example... How many of you know anything at all about the Philippine-American War? Not many, I am willing to bet. That's because WE LOST. Not only did we lose and practically erase it from our history books, but if it was ever referred to, it was dubbed the Philippine Insurrection. Like we just showed up to help them out and they got all uppity and started fighting. Noooo. We went in thinking that 'Oh, they'll totally want our help, cause everybody wants to be like us, right?' It was the prequel to Vietnam. We did not understand jackshit about their culture and we went barging in without trying to. (Wow, I'm getting off topic). If textbooks start editing even more unsavory details out to make America seem more Patriotic and otherwise awesome, what are we gonna have left?

Most of American History is totally ridiculous. I know Maryland was bad enough, schizophrenic as it was with all sorts of issues (religion, whether or not it wanted independence, South/North stuff in Civil War, and on up into the 20th century). America as a whole is even worse. Declaration of Independence and all that went with it? Treason. Boston Tea Party? A bunch of rich guys who couldn't make money (the Tea Tax actually made British tea cheaper for the people to buy, as opposed to smuggled in tea that the rich were pedaling) riling up the regular folk until they'd incited a mob. War of 1812? Was not the British trying to reclaim America for the Monarchy.

Another article had this gem: "They also required students to evaluate efforts by global organizations such as the United Nations to undermine U.S. sovereignty." WHAT THE FUCK? You wanna know who came up with the original idea that preceded the UN? Yeah, that would be our guy. Woodrow Wilson. As part of his 14 Point Plan following the end of WW1 (which, he predicted, if it weren't followed we'd have another war within a generation - this was 1919. He wasn't right, was he? Generation = 20 years, yeah. And what happened in 1939? Hm, start of WW2). His last point? The League of Nations. Oi.

I... I need to stop typing this. I'm giving myself a headache.

On a final note, I'm just gonna end with what some of the geniuses protesting this nonsense are saying.

Just educate.
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1. Done with school now. Only thing I have to go back for now is Graduation on the 5th. Grades - sometime next week *bites nails*

2. The Losers (Book 1) = Done.

3. WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH TEXAS AND THIS ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY INSANE TEXTBOOK THING? As a history major, this terrifies me. Seriously. History is deluded and biased enough before you start editing stuff out. Half the stuff they teach kids these days is already very very wrong with regard to history, but picking and choosing who they should paint in positive lights is... ridiculous. McCarthy is supposed to be painted as a decent guy, said one article, not as the communists-are-everywhere witch-hunter that most decent historians would classify him as. And then! And, then, I read in another article: ""I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses," she said."

What? Okay, first of all broad-brushes in history? They do not work. To have such a level of douche-baggery annoys me. I believe in God. I do. But, I don't believe that religion should be the center-point of anything. And to say that a book that wasn't put together until 1700 years ago has almighty control over everything... No. Just no.

What the hell are kids going to be like in 10 years if they actually do this? America hasn't always (read: usually isn't) the good guy in much of anything. For example... How many of you know anything at all about the Philippine-American War? Not many, I am willing to bet. That's because WE LOST. Not only did we lose and practically erase it from our history books, but if it was ever referred to, it was dubbed the Philippine Insurrection. Like we just showed up to help them out and they got all uppity and started fighting. Noooo. We went in thinking that 'Oh, they'll totally want our help, cause everybody wants to be like us, right?' It was the prequel to Vietnam. We did not understand jackshit about their culture and we went barging in without trying to. (Wow, I'm getting off topic). If textbooks start editing even more unsavory details out to make America seem more Patriotic and otherwise awesome, what are we gonna have left?

Most of American History is totally ridiculous. I know Maryland was bad enough, schizophrenic as it was with all sorts of issues (religion, whether or not it wanted independence, South/North stuff in Civil War, and on up into the 20th century). America as a whole is even worse. Declaration of Independence and all that went with it? Treason. Boston Tea Party? A bunch of rich guys who couldn't make money (the Tea Tax actually made British tea cheaper for the people to buy, as opposed to smuggled in tea that the rich were pedaling) riling up the regular folk until they'd incited a mob. War of 1812? Was not the British trying to reclaim America for the Monarchy.

Another article had this gem: "They also required students to evaluate efforts by global organizations such as the United Nations to undermine U.S. sovereignty." WHAT THE FUCK? You wanna know who came up with the original idea that preceded the UN? Yeah, that would be our guy. Woodrow Wilson. As part of his 14 Point Plan following the end of WW1 (which, he predicted, if it weren't followed we'd have another war within a generation - this was 1919. He wasn't right, was he? Generation = 20 years, yeah. And what happened in 1939? Hm, start of WW2). His last point? The League of Nations. Oi.

I... I need to stop typing this. I'm giving myself a headache.

On a final note, I'm just gonna end with what some of the geniuses protesting this nonsense are saying.

Just educate.
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Luckily, no. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. I don't have to agree with you and you don't have to agree with me. I'm a good sport about it all, too, as proven by the OC trip in August. xD
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Luckily, no. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. I don't have to agree with you and you don't have to agree with me. I'm a good sport about it all, too, as proven by the OC trip in August. xD
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My internet has been down all day - clearly the live MSNBC feeds of the inaguration actually broke the internet in my area code. So I spent that day switching between watching the thing and reading Torchwood books.

~Torchwood Archives: Check
~Pack Animals: Check (finished today)
~Sky Point: page 88/250 (started today)
~Almost Perfect: Not Started yet

Going to Best Buy and Starbucks later with Dad then heading into work til 12.

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