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Apr. 10th, 2012


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I think I'm officially a bad person since I thought about Maude Flander's death with regards to this 'tragic' accident. It's called a safety rail for a reason...I wish I could die getting a baseball and get a statue as a monument to my ignoring a safety sign.

Jan. 23rd, 2012



Originally posted by cantarina1 at post
Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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Jan. 12th, 2012


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Pick up the nearest book to you.

Turn to page 45. The first sentence describes your sex life in 2012.

"Most of the details are still unknown to the public" -The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

seems fitting

Nov. 8th, 2011


An Ode to Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides
I wish I had your brain
I would feast on it like a zombie
If it would absorb into mine

Jeffrey Eugenides
Keep in good health
At a book every decade
I need at least 4 more
Before you die

Jeffrey Eugenides
You have written about my maniac high school days
My confused undergraduate university times
And now my post-grad waif existence
I'm excited for what you write about my motherhood

Jeffrey Eugenides
One day I will be able to describe my love for you
Until then I will keep passing around your books
So someone more eloquent than me will be able to

Oct. 5th, 2011


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Jun. 27th, 2011


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June 1988

June 5 – The first National Cancer Survivors Day is held.
June 6 – Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom strips jockey Lester Piggott of his Order of the British Empire, following his jailing for tax irregularities.
June 11
The name of the General Public License (GPL) is mentioned for the first time.
Wembley Stadium hosts a concert featuring stars from the fields of music, comedy and film, in celebration of the 70th birthday of imprisoned ANC leader Nelson Mandela.
June 25 – The Netherlands defeats the Soviet Union 2–0 to win Euro 88.
June 26 – Air France Flight 296 crashes into the tops of trees beyond the runway on a demonstration flight at Habsheim, France; three passengers are killed.
June 27- Felicia is born.
June 28 – Four workers are asphyxiated at a metal-plating plant in Auburn, Indiana, in the worst confined-space industrial accident in U.S. history. (A fifth victim dies two days later).
June 29 – Morrison v. Olson: The United States Supreme Court upholds the law allowing special prosecutors to investigate suspected crimes by executive branch officials.
June 30 – Roman Catholic Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre consecrates four bishops at Ecône, Switzerland for his apostolate, along with Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer, without a papal mandate.

Jun. 10th, 2011


I'm now a contributing blogger…apparently…AWESOME


Jun. 9th, 2011


go figure

So, curlycutie016, your LiveJournal reveals…

You are… 6% unique (blame, for example, your interest in rainforest green), 13% peculiar, 28% interesting, 32% normal and 21% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy writing). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is absurdly obscure.

Your overall weirdness is: 105

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 98% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

May. 25th, 2011


A photo documentary of one of my jobs


enjoy :)

May. 7th, 2011


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last night my mom, sister and I went to see 'water for elephants' and like the book it was a good but easy read. basically it was your typical dramatic love story but the thing that made it unique was the circus element. actually the romance isn't the center of the story it really is a coming of age story for footface I mean Robert Pattinson and what do you do when growing up into your own person? you have a crush on someone you shouldn't have a crush on. but overall it was a nice movie night out

what really stuck with me was the trailer for this movie

seems familiar? because it's a total rip of the Lizzie Mcguire movie! complete with Disney teenstar!

If I was Hilary Duff, I'd be pissed and enquire about legal actions against Selena Gomez



Apr. 26th, 2011


Cuba: the continuing story

Day 47 to the endCollapse )

My Cuba journal entries

Day 1-46Collapse )

Jan. 7th, 2011


apocalypse now-ish

so hearing about a flock of birds being 'scared' by fireworks and simultaneously dying was sad/amusing but not concerning

that is until I read this http://www.eutimes.net/2011/01/birds-and-fish-are-now-dying-all-around-the-world/

and saw this http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=201817256339889828327.0004991bca25af104a22b&ll=44.339565%2C5.273438&spn=124.270307%2C226.054688&z=2&iwloc=0004991c2e41cf55affcb

Birds and fish are dying all around in weird mass deaths!

dun dun dun

Dec. 25th, 2008


Merry Christmas!

Nov. 23rd, 2008


my new special friend

i want neil patrick harris to be my new special friend

not in a corrupted by pervy adult world way

but in a seseme street special friend way



that is all


Nov. 8th, 2008


10 songs

1. ride- cary brothers
2. the state i am in- belle & sebastian
3. porcelain- moby
4. colin opens his eyes- the secret garden soundtrack
5. nocturne in e minor op. 72. no. 1- chopin
6. casimir pulaski day- sufjan stevens
7. orange sky-alexi murdoch
8. don’t stop believin’- journey
9. dakota- stereophonics
10. piano concerto # 2 in c minor op 18-2- rachmaninov

i can't not listen to these songs, i love them v much, in fact i'm listening to number 10 right now...i better stop because it makes me emotional, not in a bad way like omg it makes me cry but like omg so many feelings are emerging and i can't control them!

haha laters


Sep. 7th, 2008

sugar kisses

School Again!

I love school

I love learning

I love how I have a residence room, for a little bit it was touch and go

I love how it's the Year of Felicia so I'm going to join a club and a sport group because I have time for me

I also have a secret indulgence for this author of teen books http://www.amazon.com/Bones-Mortal-Instruments-Cassandra-Clare/dp/1416955070/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1220825930&sr=8-2
I've been a huge fan of her fanfiction, novel length Draco series, which were better then the real stories that Rowling wrote and I was so happy for her when she wrote a real book and it's just fabo and yesterday I went to Indigo and from 6:30 to 9 read the sequel because it's not in paperback yet and I'm cheap and it was good! Reading her book is like watching Buffy, a unique way of seeing teenage life and it's dramas and witty writing, I actually chuckled aloud when reading, the 2nd book was better since and the exposition and the 'plot twist' in the 1st book were done with

here's what's on the menu school-wise

Victorian Realist Novels

Contemp Lit Theory PROF MOUNT'S CLASS!!!!!!!!!! MY LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

American Hist Since 1607

Colonial Canada

I've signed up for 2 other classes and I'm waitlisted, the reason why I don't have 5 classes is because a class i signed up for got cancelled and everyone was bumped to Wed but that's when my American history was so tough for me
I need to go to the history dept and english dept and say this is what I've done what else do I have to do to get my degrees?

hope everyone else is having a good life!

Aug. 12th, 2008



how come my hair always looks great before having to go to bed when no one is around to see it?

answer: the universe hates me

Aug. 7th, 2008


a whole lotta notta

that's basically what has happened in my life this summer, mostly work, which i have more of this year because more people keep quitting/getting higher up on the food chain so i have more hours like crazy

but here's what's happened

social: emily's wedding went well, right now i'm writing about the whole experience in my notebook that i take to work to kill time, so when its finished i'm going to type it all up and idunno it will be a short story or a novella or something by the looks of it, but go on facebook and there are pictures of me in a pink dress looking pretty fetching if i do say so myself
it was an interesting experience, i was happy but really lonely at the same time, more about that in the story

hopefully i can see my friend leslie before she decides that she likes england more then me and leaves me forever ok like 5 years or so but the point is i'm going to be force to make new dinner buddies! i'm so mad! i hate making friends! i just don't want to put the effort into it, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do

work: so i think there's an unoffical rule that every girl in the artist booth gets her own security guard, at least thats what it seems like i'm not complaining its a nice benifits package, mine's jacob who's 24ish, 6ft, brown hair, dark blue eyes, he's cute not smoking hot but he's just really really nice and friendly so that makes him hotter then the really hot security guard with a sexy scar on his face but never smiles or says hello, so yea that's a highlight of my work day if our shifts collide
another upside at work is phillip, who's younger then me by like 1 year, tall, funny and sweet black guy who i enjoy flirting with and making all the other people in the office think 'how come she always gets hugs from the boss guy?' well its because we knew each other last year and who doesnt want a felicia hug? so suck on that jealous coworkers
then there's my very good friend chris cherrie, who loves me (he wrote it on my pants) and he got promoted from being an artist to a teamlead, which is good because now he can do more but bad because i don't get to see him as much but he's really sweet and is the baby of the family of artists even if he isnt one anymore and we (lauren and I) adore him.

personal: so i seriously died in my fangirly soul over doctor who, i can't talk about it without getting really loud and hysterical lets just say that a good thing that came out of there being 2 doctors more threesome p0rn
after doctor who i decided to watch life on mars with the fab john simm, who i knew as the master from doctor who and he was amazing because he played my favorite kind of bad guy, the mad bad guy, like outrageous i'm doing it because i wanna bad guy behavior kind of like angelus, anywho life on mars, great 70s cop show with a twist and really good music, and stupid john simm could like verbally make a convent of nuns into whores he's that persuasive and hot
now i'm onto mad men, which is good but it's still freaky to see connor from angel not looking like connor aka he's filled out and i miss early 20s skinny vincent but other then that it's a really well done show, not because the idea is original (high power office drama but set in 1950s) but the main actor is really good at selling the idea to the audience and making me care about what he does as a person good and bad so yea good show

i hope everyone else is having a good summer

and listening to music from the secret garden late at night isn't a good plan if you think you're going to be emotional, like i am every damn time i watch this movie, gd



Jun. 28th, 2008


On June 27th some stuff happened...

• 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
• 1759 - General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
• 1893 - Crash of the New York Stock Exchange.
• 1898 - The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
• 1967 - The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London.
• 1984 - Pierre Elliott Trudeau wins the Albert Einstein Peace Prize.
• 1985 - U.S. Route 66 ceases to be an official U.S. highway.
• 2001 - Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country.
• 2003 - The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.
• 1869 - Emma Goldman, anarchist and feminist (d. 1940)
• 1880 - Helen Keller, American deaf and blind activist (d. 1968)
• 1905 - Armand Mondou, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
• 1923 - Jacques Berthier, French composer (d. 1994)
• 1938 - Shirley Anne Field, British actress
• 1938 - Kathryn Beaumont, British voice actress
• 1942 - Bruce Johnston, American musician (The Beach Boys)
• 1942 - Frank Mills, Canadian pianist and composer
• 1949 - Vera Wang, American fashion designer
• 1951 - Mary McAleese, President of Ireland
• 1959 - Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer
• 1975 - Tobey Maguire, American actor
• 1979 - John Warne, American musician (Relient K; Ace Troubleshooter)
• 1980 - Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer
• 1986 - Drake Bell, musician/ songwriter /actor, best known for his role on Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh
• 1989 - Matthew Lewis, English actor
• 1991 - Madylin Sweeten, American actress
• 1991 - Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (b. 1953)
• 1996 - Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (b. 1909)
• 2001 - Jack Lemmon, American actor (b. 1925)
• 2004 - George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)
• 2005 - Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
• 2006 - Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer, known as "The Railway Killer" (b. 1959)
Holidays and observances
• National HIV Testing Day in United States

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