October 3rd, 2003

running, bomb tech

On that note...

Expressed my frustration with being viewed, commonly, as completely fucking insane.

When I'm in default me-mode, I don't tend to think overmuch about what people are going to think of the way I look, talk, act. I'm just me, you know? I dress the way I want to. I use the words I want to. But when I'm out in public, especially in a nice large city, people are apt to think that it falls within their job description to say things to me.

You bitches thought it was funny to say things along the lines of, "Shake it, mamacita!" to the fat lady, eh? Had I been 15, with the attitude I have now, I probably would have rearranged your face. Sad that I'm an adult and would be prosecuted as such now...

People comment on my hat relatively often. I would guess that about half are being sincere in saying that it's a nice hat, and they like it. The other half, the hollered "Nice hat!" from cars, in male voices... more candidates for unprofessional plastic surgery.

Their opinions don't matter to me. That they think I am an acceptable target for their rudeness and self-loathing and insecurity does bother me. I can't smash all of them in the face with a hammer. I would probably be appalled with myself if I seriously entertained that thought for more than a few minutes.

I don't belong here. Sure, I can pass. I can wear slacks and nice shirts and lose the hat and put on makeup. I look good like that; even I think I look good like that. But when I'm just-me, when I've got the jeans and the default shirt and the hat to keep the goddamn sun out of my face, if I'm slouching and not made up, if my hair's looped back in a ponytail to keep it out of my way, if I don't bother to keep a masklike expression on my face, if I walk and ride the bus rather than beg a ride from someone who's got a car... then I'm just another street madwoman, and fair game to be taunted and "Do you see that hat she's wearing? Tee-hee-hee-hee!" discussed, with intent to be overheard.

I am who I am. I'm beautiful when I try to be, or when I'm happy. I'm brilliant and articulate. And, in person, I'm antisocial, I avoid groups, I rarely return favors or intimacy, and many people who I'm sure would love to be friends with me get rebuffed without me really knowing that I'm pushing them away.

I'm the Lunatic. And I hate to be called insane...
documentation, writing, quill

Workarounds

I wonder what the regs are for content of syndicated feeds? IIRC, there isn't much, except that the source of the feed has to be OK with it...

So, conceivably, one could snag the RSS feed from a, say, Journalfen site, that might be TOSed for excess wank on LJ, and make it into a syndicated feed, and watch it from the comfort and questionable privacy of one's LJ friends page, without having to go to the Journalfen site to read it, if that were the only major thing on one's friends page.

Thoughts?
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Santa Lucia, Ritual, _schools16931

Temple conversations...

Her: "Busy?"
Me: "Nah, not really, just cleaning."
Her: "I said that because I smelled all the incense..."
Me: "No, I don't usually use Sex on the Beach for serious ritual..."
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horny, Divine Oscillations

State machines

State of the Room: pretty damn clean.
State of the Lunatic: tired.
State of the Cats: awake.
State of the Ritual: about 1 more day left on that candle.
State of the Computer: really needing a clean install.
State of the Friends Page: loading really phucking fast.
State of the Romance1: We are the Queen of Bad Timing and the King of No Time.
State of the Romance2: Three more weeks until BONK! time!
State of the Samhein Costume: washed, dripping dry into the bathtub.
State of the Hair: needs a trim, looking more and more like Francine every day. 'cept no bangs.
State of the Schooling: "If you'd like to make a call, please hang up and try again, if you nead help, please dial the Oppppperator..."
State of the Kid: Arizona.
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Azzgrin, Azure: Lunatic, crazy

Ooooh, costume idea...

A pair costume idea, no less.

Me: All in black, with a black velvet ribbon choker.
sithjawa: All in misty sparkly white, with a loooooong white velvet ribbon choker with a sparkly colorless gem pendant, the tail end of the ribbon in my hand.

Sorry 'bout that potential sodaspew, reichiere.
Azzgrin, Azure: Lunatic, crazy

Tech Support for FatherSir

Once upon a time, I was young and impressionable and eager-to-please. So when FatherSir announced that we were switching operating systems, I was quite happy to help out. We saved all of our important files, and FatherSir told me to install Windows 95, and then put in WordPerfect and Presentations. Then he left to run some errands. Since FatherSir either was still, or had recently been1, working at UAF's Geophysical Institute in the Space Physics and Aeronomy Group as a computer person, he was used to being on the leading edge of computers. So, of course, installing the latest and greatest operating system was the thing to do...

I happily sat there with a book, feeding Guardian2 3½" floppies when prompted. Finally, it was all installed -- and I went to use it.

Keep in mind, I was a DOS baby, and then I was introduced to Windows 3.1, and I was used to everything working.

When FatherSir came back home, I told him (with the steam visibly rising from my head) that for his convenience, I had reinstalled 3.1, and if he wanted to use 95, he could reinstall it himself.

Some years later, we did switch over to 98 successfully.



[1] He retired at some point when I was teenage. Many of those years are blurrish...

[2] Guardian was our Gateway 2000 computer. Nice little machine. I miss him. As far as I know, he's still up and running.
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