I still like that guy

Even though he's taken. Oddly enough, I'm not upset about this and I'm not sure why.
I'm mostly proud of my courage in TALKING to this fellow as I'm usually to shy to do that.
I've made a lot of progress dealing directly with problems I have such as shyness, unorganization and such.

Ah, well. It's not as if other men don't exist. But, men are not interchangeable. Each is special and interesting in their own way.
I shall befriend this fellow and not whine about what I can't have but instead like what I do have.

Which reminds me. DANG IT I WANT TO PLAY MUSIC! I must work on the guitar, on VOCALS! Stuff like that and GET A KEYBOARD!
  • Current Music
    Me singing a ridiculus song about seals.

Dear GOP - the collective you are an Idiot

Originally posted by ladyqkat at Dear GOP - the collective you are an Idiot
(Post originally seen in this post by [info]ramblin_phyl. I have been notified that it was originally posted by [info]suricattus in her journal post. The story and words are hers, but I do believe that it needs to go viral and that as many people as possible need to get their stories out there. Only by making a noise about this can we make a change in our society.)

There is a move afoot in the nation -driven by the GOP - to repeal the new health care laws, to protect corporate interests, to defend against fear-mongering (and stupid) cries of "socialism!", and to ensure that people are forced to choose between keeping a roof over their heads or getting necessary health care.

This movement is killing people.

Think I'm overstating the fact?

Ask the friends and family of writer/reviewer Melissa Mia Hall, who died of a heart attack last week because she was so terrified of medical bills, she didn't go see a doctor who could have saved her life.

From another writer friend: One person. Not the only one. That could have been me. Yeah, I have access to insurance -- I live in New York City, which is freelancer-friendly, and have access to freelancer advocacy groups. Through them, I can pay over $400/month ($5,760/year) as a single, healthy woman, so that if I go to the hospital I'm not driven to bankruptcy. But a doctor's appointment - a routine physical - can still cost me several hundred dollars each visit. So unless something's terribly wrong? I won't go.

My husband worked for the government for 30 years. We have government employee (retired) insurance. It is the only thing of value he took away from that job. His pension is pitiful. He still works part time. My writing income has diminished drastically. Our combined income is now less than what it was before T retired fifteen years ago. Inflation has diminished it further. In the last 30 days I have racked up over $8000 in medical bills for tests and the beginning of treatment. Our co-pay is 20% after the deductible. And there is more to come. Our savings are already gone. I have the gold standard of insurance and I still can't pay all the medical bills.

Another friend lost her insurance when her husband lost his job. She couldn't afford medication and ended up bed ridden for three months at the end of over a year of no job and therefore no insurance until he found work again.

It's our responsibility. All of us, together. As a nation.

EtA: Nobody is trying to put insurance companies out of business. They will always be able to offer a better plan for a premium. We simply want to ensure that every citizen - from infant to senior citizen - doesn't have to choose between medical care, and keeping a roof over their heads, or having enough to eat.

We're trying to get this to go viral. Pass it along.

I'm going to post my story as the first comment to this post if anyone would like to read it. If anyone wants to tell their story, please tell it on your own journal and post a link in the comments. Maybe, just maybe, TPTB will listen to the slaves peons who clean their toilets before they have to clean their own.

I'm out of my mind

I am a fool for harping on this dude.
But what can you do?

I believe in hope.

But the psychic said it's not possible

But I'm not sure if I believe in phone psychics.

augh. this song SUCKS!

On Downloading

To me, downloading songs is a useful tool.
I would have never gotten into Dir en grey if it wasn't for Audiogalaxy saying, if you like Gackt, you'll love Dir en grey.
Which I did, and now I buy several copies of their CDs. I buy the Japanese version, the American version. I own versions of Withering to Death.
To assuage my guilt, I have been buying MP3s off of Especially for independent sort of bands who are not very well known.
I don't feel so guilty about downloading Madonna, but Jonatha Brooke? Patrick Wolf? Not so much.
Would it be ridiculous to buy a physical CD and also buy the MP3s? Truth be known, my CD player doesn't want to play CDs anymore. I have a dvd drive on my computer, 2 PlayStations that might want to play songs, but it's more convenient to just smack songs onto my portable Dell DJ. I need music constantly, after all, especially out there into the world with people making irritating noises and me needing to block said irritating noises.
CDs are good for the artwork and the collector's item aspect, but I don't even have a portable CD player anymore.
MP3s are the wave of the future. Rather than hate this technology, why not work with it and use it with respect?

The only problem is, I need to eat, pay rent and bills :o(.
I want more music.