October 30th, 2008
|11:04 pm - moment of silence|
Wow. It really has been a long time since I last posted, but this really didn't fit on facebook or on a school-related blog... I just needed to write it out, though, since Richard's not around to share it with.
I was in San Diego over the past 5 days, and on my way home last night, I ended up talking to a guy from NYC who had flown out last minute for a funeral and burial. It was for his niece's husband, who died in Afghanistan.
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Tonight, at the end of Jim Lehrer, the show had its moment of silence to acknowledge those who have lost their lives while serving our country. This is always emotional for me, but tonight especially so, as Sgt Federico G Borjas, 33, of San Diego was shown. It's such a small world. I never met him, and he was from the other side of the country, but just yesterday I was touched by someone he had touched.
Current Mood: sharing
December 9th, 2006
|08:36 pm - correction.|
WindCHILL. The 7 degree temperature must have really been going at my brain.
Current Music: tubular bells
December 8th, 2006
|10:21 am - cooooold|
Another poopy feature of my iPod is that I cannot scroll down lists with a gloved thumb, my skin must be exposed, and when it is negative 7 degrees outside with the windshield that is not very fun. She still looks fabulous, though.
Happier note: It is apparently 'Icing Day' this Sunday, a day on which the glass on mortal windows is frosted by the snowflake fairies. I think that would be very pretty, and I'd like it very much if I woke up to that.
Must get on with my day, now...
Current Mood: warmer
December 1st, 2006
To those of you metro-Boston folk who enjoy the Dresdon Dolls:
If you haven't already, check this out. My friend who's now working at Harvard gets to go for FREE. Needless to say I stuck my tongue out at him, but I still have no free tickets.
November 9th, 2006
|12:28 pm - Quote of the Day|
In regards to preparing for kiss_theviolets 's solo show at Mass Art next week, she said:
"i still have to touch base with mom and dad about drinks i think they were going to take care of that but i want to make sure dad doesn't get anything weird."
I found this hilarious. For those of you who know our dad, you'll understand...
Current Location: at work
Current Mood: bouncy
Current Music: "count me in" - an oldie
October 20th, 2006
I was a poop and we did not go to the concert last night. Instead, we stayed home, cooked dinner, opened a nice bottle of wine, and watched grey's anatomy. Which was really the better option, I think, because we've barely seen each other this week. Richard got permission to work overtime for the next 3 weeks because of a deadline, which means 50 hours a week (at least) plus commuting both ways. :( It's good because of the money, but we miss each other. I'm looking forward to the weekend. Think we're going to do a foliage drive and buy pumpkins. !
Current Location: WORK! Where else would I be???
Current Mood: okay
Current Music: head58's launchcast
October 19th, 2006
I'm torn. Peter, Paul & Mary are playing tonight, and I could go see the concert for a $0.75 processing charge with the WGBH membership card. This seems like a really cool opportunity, and I definitely loved a lot of their stuff growing up, but it was all older stuff from my parents albums and I don't know if this is new stuff or if I'd like it if it is, etc. Also, it's in Lynn, which is not incredibly convenient to Arlington, even though it's not wicked far... Part of me is like - 'Wow, this is so cool! A free concert by someone I know and at least used to really like!" The other part of me is like - hmmm, sitting in front of the tube and watching Grey's Anatomy tonight is really appealing...
I really should decide within the next hour, though, or the complimentary tix might go...
Current Mood: indecisive
October 11th, 2006
It's a really cruel situation to be stuck lying on your back unable to move because your back is out, the remote control having fallen just out of reach, and having president Bush on TV addressing the nation. It's never the actual address that gets to me, but rather the Q&A. I can't count the number of times I just shouted "What are you talking about??" at the TV while he was 'answering' his first question. He twice said "to get to my point" only to start rambling on again about I don't even know what, certainly not an answer to the question. Not even a roundabout answer to the question so as not to have to answer it directly. It's as if he just goes on about something completely unrelated that uses a couple of the same words the reporter did. So painful. So frustrating. So embarrassing. I can't listen to him do Q&A. I managed to get my ass off the couch in hopes of getting into the shower. This day is going by SO SLOWLY...
Current Mood: sore
Current Music: bush mumblings in the background
October 6th, 2006
We have a f**king deadline. She's in her office leisurely making and espresso!
October 2nd, 2006
|10:58 am - Excuse Me?? What's wrong with this?|
"The proposed changes, to be implemented by 2009, would allow students to first identify themselves as either Hispanic/Latino or not. Only non-Hispanics would then check as many as five races that are applicable. Pacific Islanders would shift into a new category, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, separating them from Asians.
How the racial-ethnic breakdown is reported to the department would change in one way. Educational institutions would total how many non-Hispanics checked more than one box and put them into a new category, “Two or more races.”
So, I'm very glad they are trying to address multi-racial reporting, and also doing what they can to get everyone to actually identify with what ethnicity and/or race they are for more accurate reporting overall, but I see two MAJOR faults with this.
1. All mixed-race students who select more than one race are actually going to LOSE more of their identity by doing so, because the races they choose aren't going to be reported at all. Don't go just half-way with this! I'm sorry, but it being to much of a burden to actually pay attention to the races people check off is not good enough, at least not for me.
2. Why is it only non-hispanics that will go on to choose from the race options?? The US Census (as well a number of government orgs) ask people to identify themselves by both ethnicity AND race, not one or the other. If you can be African American and Native American, why can't you be Hispanic and Native American? Sorry to all of you school-goers out there who thought you were both Latina and Black apparently, you are mistaken!
Maybe they'll adjust this new system before it goes into effect in 2009. One can only hope. If it's going to be that way, I'd almost rather it stay the way it is...
Current Location: WORK
Current Mood: aggravated