I have a minor crisis going on - one which has me reaching out in more ways than I thought I could... so here goes:
My cute little kitty needs some really expensive surgery. Any help would be greatly appreciated by the whole household menagerie. (Though, I suspect, the dog really has no opinion on the matter)
Below is a link to a ChipIn I set up. Look, contribute, share as you are inclined.
- Current Mood: determined
I've seen a few posts lately about Bachelor/Bachelorette phenomenon - talk regarding the absence of people of color. I noted a lack of same-sex options, as well as a lack of diversity in general.
A new program has me revisiting thoughts I remember beginning to form some time ago. This new date-a-bunch-of-strangers-who-are-compet
I am offended by this concept just as much as the shows full of size 0 model-types. I am a "plus-sized" woman. I am also a lesbian. The later has nothing to do with the former, and vice versa. I say this so no one can think I'm offended at the sight of "normal" women(all quoted terms are from the teaser ads for the show). What offends me is that we are airing programs that aid in the perpetuation of the social construct that we are all shallow folk who rely on the outer appearance to make serious decisions regarding our potential partners. Indeed, I find certain physical traits attractive. But I do not make the leap into relationships without examining what lies beneath - nor do I discount any human being on the basis of any of their physical attributes. I'm neither gifted, nor ultra-enlightened. I'm not implying superiority. I am, however, expressing sadness and disappointment that I am in a distinct minority.
I have seen a few minutes of another new show that has potential partners meeting one another in complete darkness - I assume in an effort to encourage them to shed the very limitations I outlined above. The moments I happened to see, however, seemed to show that these particular folks were incapable of shedding that bias as they were ready to dismiss their previously revered partner once they got to see them by the light of day.
Perhaps I am lamenting the very nature of humans and perhaps this nature is, in some, immutable. If that is the case, I'm happy to be a part of the aforementioned minority.
- Current Mood: contemplative
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- Current Mood: touched
- Current Mood: thoughtful
...no, he's just what they leave behind in a pile when they flee the corral
So, oneeyeddaruma, your LiveJournal reveals...
You are... 11% unique (blame, for example, your interest in kurt vonnegut (adieu...)) and 0% herdlike. When it comes to friends you are normal. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.
Your overall weirdness is: 27
(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 60% of other LJers.)
Find out what your weirdness level is!
So, the dash sports a digital odometer, indicated by the L.C.D. readout "odo" followed by the actual miles driven (I do miss the trip-meter I had in the bug). I'm at nearly 1200 now...
This little label sits at the top of the display, almost left-justified. The far left upper corner displays a larger letter indicating the gear: "P" for park, "R" for reverse, and so on. As one might suspect, a large, capital "D" shows when one engages the transmission for forward motion. This, in turn, forces me to see the word "Dodo" at all times the car is in drive.
- Current Mood: amused
- Current Music:Rilo Kiley, "Under the Blacklight"
So, in honor of, well, myself: Yay! Woohoo! Hot-damn-diggety!
- Current Mood: jubilant