January 27, 2008

Candidate for the Camps

Filed under: Assorted Politics, Decrees!, Youth Rights — Katrina @ 8:15 pm

I hereby decree…

Don’t vote for Mitt Romney!

So what’s my problem with him? He’s a Republican? Don’t care about that. He’s a Mormon? REALLY don’t care about that. He’s against medical marijuana? Pfft, not a priority for me. So what’s so wrong with him?

The man who has been his biggest fundraiser until recently? Robert Lichfield. Do you know who that is? Go to a search engine and look up the name, and see what you find. If you don’t feel like doing that, then he’s the man in charge of an organization called WWASPS, which is a collection of many “schools” and “camps” around the country where “troubled” teens are sent to be straightened out.
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January 24, 2008

She Was Supposed to Live Forever

Filed under: Personal — Katrina @ 8:23 pm

Not to leave us at 9:15 this morning in the ICU. From infections and clots and strokes.

Ruth T. M.
December 10, 1927 – January 24, 2008

Goodbye, Grandma. :(

Whether passing away or taking a dirt nap or somewhere between livor and rigor mortis… or getting into heaven or undergoing a metamorphosis of the soul…

I don’t really believe in hell, but God better NOT have sent you there, or once I’m out of here, I’m totally kicking His ass.

I guess I’ll be moving soon. :irked:

:(

January 22, 2008

Invisible Suite

Filed under: Random Crap — Katrina @ 7:57 pm

At work, I sit up front in the reception area (because they ran out of room in the lab, and being the lowest rung employee, I’m the movable one, hehe). I still do lab work, just my desk is up front now. So I get to deal with what comes with that task.

One thing that has annoyed me, and keeps happening in the year and a half or so I’ve been sitting at this spot. We’re in suite 220. Straight across the hall is suite 200. You know, it’s in plain sight. On our floor, there’s just four suites in a little cluster there. Plain sight. Everyone has the same grey plaque outside the door saying the company name and the suite number.
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January 18, 2008

Proprietary Fail

Filed under: Musical Musing, Rants, Teh Interwebs — Katrina @ 8:14 pm

Lately, I’ve been thinking I should move away from free music downloading. There’s the fear of unsafe files, sure, as well as thinking I don’t need to be doing it. But I’m sick of buying CD’s. I hate buying a whole damn CD for only a couple of songs, and the other songs all suck, and seeing as whenever I get a CD I just load up all the songs from it onto my computer, and I just put the actual CD someplace on my shelf. And I’m running out of room!
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January 10, 2008

The Humiliated Teen

Filed under: In the News, Rants, What the hell?, Youth Rights — Katrina @ 6:52 pm

First, have a look at this news story.

It was early last month when Jane Hambleton of Fort Dodge found the bottle under the front seat of her 19-year-old son’s pride and joy.

Her next move was a call to The Des Moines Register’s classified advertising department:

OLDS 1999 Intrigue

“Totally uncool parents who obviously don’t love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for 3 weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3,700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet.”

The son soon found himself on foot. And the meanest mom on the planet became the target of accolades from across Iowa and beyond.

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January 7, 2008

Oppressed Eye Candy

Filed under: Estrogen, What the hell?, Youth Rights — Katrina @ 8:30 pm

In the entry-a-day surge in December, and even in some earlier entries, I touched on this subject just barely, but today I was thinking about a few connections.

In this entry, if you don’t mind, I shall cry out “Pervert!” at a few people. Who? Well, they’re people very often called perverts. Specifically they are middle-aged to old men who find teenage girls, specifically those aged 14 to 17, to be sexually arousing.

Though it may have this same end result, I call them out for it for quite different reasons from others.
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January 6, 2008

The Pin Is Off

Filed under: Christmas Time!, Random Crap — Katrina @ 10:00 pm

Sigh. Christmas is over. :(

Well, after tonight anyway. Epiphany has come, the Three Wise Men have given their gifts, and now the celebration has come to a close. Well, not in our house, since we decided to leave the decorations up until Grandma gets back from the hospital. Yeah, she’s back in the hospital. It might be a while. Might still be Christmas around here past Easter, heh. Well, I hope not. We want her out sooner.

But for the most part anyway, time to take down decorations. Take those lights off my window. Already took down the garland and little red tree that I had up at work. That made me sad. Now my desk area is all bland and non-festive. Sigh. :(

And, of course, take down my little lights right here under my posts.

Until November 27, 2008.

January 2, 2008

Regarding a Dick and a Dropping Ball

Filed under: Christmas Time!, Rants, Shut the Hell Up! — Katrina @ 7:33 pm

Now for a gravelly voiced, new year edition of…

SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!

Will people quit complaining about Dick Clark still appearing on the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve thing? I’ve heard several different people who keep whining that “oh no, why are they making him still do it when he’s had that stroke and he’s all messed up?”

You know, it’s not like he was having a stroke WHILE he was on the air. He had the stroke several years ago, and it has since affected his speech. So his voice is gravelly now. So what? If the man wants to keep doing the show he’s done forever, let him. Does his speech insult you somehow? That’s your own problem. The man had a stroke and is still finding a way to get on the show and speak, even if not like before, even if for only a little bit.

Disabilities bother you? Tough! You remind me of the idiots in the Timmy 2000 episode of South Park, where everyone thought Timmy the handicapped kid should be kept out of sight and protected because everyone would just laugh at him. Screw that. Same with this. Everyone thinks they’re being some caring protector by thinking Dick Clark should stop trying to do the show, when really it’s just the messed up speech bothering them. Well, get over it. People have strokes or other medical issues, and sometimes speech gets affected and they don’t talk as well as before. It’s part of life and, frankly, it’s pretty damn great the New Year’s Eve show is still using him in spite of it. So quit your blubbering, assjob.

January 1, 2008

Auld Lame Syne

Filed under: Christmas Time!, Rants, What the hell? — Katrina @ 10:49 pm

First off, Happy 2008!

Anyway, being New Year’s Day, I’ve been thinking of the sheer stupidity circulating around eight years ago. When we went from 1999 to 2000. Everyone all like “ZOMG! New millennium! The world is going to end!”

I was seriously ashamed to be even affiliated with the human race back then.

First of all, that wasn’t the new millennium. We went into this millennium the following year, going into 2001. Going into 2000 was just a drastic change in the numbers, which, yeah, is an unusual occurrence.

Then there was the “scare” over the so-called Y2K bug. I might also mention that “Y2K” is among the stupidest terms I’ve ever heard in my life. You don’t sound cool. You sound like a douchebag.

Oh, no, all the computers will melt and bombs will go off after midnight on December 31, 1999! Sure enough, not a damn thing happened.

What are we left with now? Having to be reminded of this asstardedness whenever we watch reruns of our favorite shows. The Simpsons’ 10th Treehouse of Horror, the third segment was about this crap. Family Guy had one. Drew Carey show had one where they were preparing a bomb shelter. King of the Hill had one. Did these show writers stop to think that in a few years, this would all be physically painful to watch? Even back then, with these shows airing new, and all the stupid commercials alluding to the “end of the world”. That life as we know it will change once the clock strikes midnight and it is January 1, 2000.

Even though it would be cool, it’s times like this I hope I don’t live to be 117, since I’d have to see this stupid shit again when we cross into 2100.

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