velessa: (Bleach - Hitsugaya - STFU)
Anyone else hate April Fool's Day? I can't stand it, I think it's just about the most obnoxious thing ever. Maybe it's because I'm so naturally trusting, and I believe people when they've given me no reason to doubt them. This day pisses me off because:

1. You can't trust anything. Anything you read, hear, see, etc. could be false. It's like your entire day is wasted, you may as well just stay in bed and sleep through the entire thing because anything you encounter today might not be real.

2. You can't say or do anything that IS important/significant/real/scary/upsetting/etc. because people probably won't believe you! What if something horrible happened and I needed to let people know about it? Today they'd be like "oh haha, very funny, April Fool's, you're not tricking me!" How fucking frustrating and upsetting is that??

3. I hate pranks. They're almost always stupid, cruel, and mean-spirited. It's horrible to create panic and distress for someone for no reason other than you think it's funny! Life is already full of cruelty and hardship, and we don't need assholes to add to it unnecessarily, thankyouverymuch.
velessa: (Bleach - Hitsugaya - STFU)
Anyone else hate April Fool's Day? I can't stand it, I think it's just about the most obnoxious thing ever. Maybe it's because I'm so naturally trusting, and I believe people when they've given me no reason to doubt them. This day pisses me off because:

1. You can't trust anything. Anything you read, hear, see, etc. could be false. It's like your entire day is wasted, you may as well just stay in bed and sleep through the entire thing because anything you encounter today might not be real.

2. You can't say or do anything that IS important/significant/real/scary/upsetting/etc. because people probably won't believe you! What if something horrible happened and I needed to let people know about it? Today they'd be like "oh haha, very funny, April Fool's, you're not tricking me!" How fucking frustrating and upsetting is that??

3. I hate pranks. They're almost always stupid, cruel, and mean-spirited. It's horrible to create panic and distress for someone for no reason other than you think it's funny! Life is already full of cruelty and hardship, and we don't need assholes to add to it unnecessarily, thankyouverymuch.
velessa: (Grammar - red pen)
Teabonics

Oh how this makes my head hurt...and my dad wonders why I'm such a cynic regarding the human species. =p Not only do I have to share a planet and a country with these people, but they're allowed to vote!

Too many appropriate icons to choose from...

ETA: Great accompanying article provided by [livejournal.com profile] cobaltblue
velessa: (Grammar - red pen)
Teabonics

Oh how this makes my head hurt...and my dad wonders why I'm such a cynic regarding the human species. =p Not only do I have to share a planet and a country with these people, but they're allowed to vote!

Too many appropriate icons to choose from...

ETA: Great accompanying article provided by [livejournal.com profile] cobaltblue
velessa: (Golden Compass - Iorek WTF)
While the country takes a giant step forward, California takes an even bigger step back by allowing Prop 8 to pass. WHAT. THE. HELL. Clearly, equality under the law means nothing to a majority of people here in this supposedly "progressive" state.

How can in the same stroke people decide that the color of someone's skin is not a concern, but who they choose to love IS?! Do they not see discrimination is discrimination, no matter what the particular target is?? Saying gays can't marry is the SAME THING as saying whites and blacks can't marry! No progress has been made in civil rights! What's really being said is that gays are less than human, and that's sick.

Anyone who voted for Prop 8 has no right to consider themselves to have any human decency remaining. Gay marriage DOES NOT and WOULD NOT affect you WHATSOEVER. Did your life suddenly become a living hell because somewhere, some gay couples attained the same legal rights as you? Was your church suddenly forced to marry gay people in droves? Did they make you to go to their weddings and watch them kiss and be blissfully happy? Happy people, what a horrible thing! We can't allow that now can we?? We must keep marriage all to ourselves, only people just like us can be happy together! Does stripping others of their rights make you feel superior to them? Are you somehow better off knowing that gay couple down the street can't have the same legal protections you do? Do you really think that not letting them marry will make them any less of a couple or in love with each other?? Preventing gay marriage does nothing to prevent people living their (gay) lives! Homosexuality has been a fact of life all throughout nature and all throughout human history, and not giving people a piece of paper isn't going to change that. You'd best wake up to reality.

All you homophobes are in all likelihood in contact with or are a neighbor to or know and love a gay person and don't even realize it. And now you've told them that they don't deserve to have the same governmental rights as you because they were born different from you. Wow. Way to be compassionate. Hmm, isn't being compassionate toward your fellow man a main teaching in Christian religions? I guess not, since they're the ones promoting the hate toward gay people and anyone else who doesn't believe the same things they do.

I'm so mad right now I can't even articulate it. I was so happy last night when I still had hope left, and even had it strengthened with the election of Barack Obama. But NOW...today was supposed to be a joyous occasion, and now it's just fucked up. Thanks so much, my fellow Californians. I hope someday something you really care about it thrown under a bus. Sorry this got so long, but I need to rant. People suck. I sincerely hope this can be reversed somehow.
velessa: (Golden Compass - Iorek WTF)
While the country takes a giant step forward, California takes an even bigger step back by allowing Prop 8 to pass. WHAT. THE. HELL. Clearly, equality under the law means nothing to a majority of people here in this supposedly "progressive" state.

How can in the same stroke people decide that the color of someone's skin is not a concern, but who they choose to love IS?! Do they not see discrimination is discrimination, no matter what the particular target is?? Saying gays can't marry is the SAME THING as saying whites and blacks can't marry! No progress has been made in civil rights! What's really being said is that gays are less than human, and that's sick.

Anyone who voted for Prop 8 has no right to consider themselves to have any human decency remaining. Gay marriage DOES NOT and WOULD NOT affect you WHATSOEVER. Did your life suddenly become a living hell because somewhere, some gay couples attained the same legal rights as you? Was your church suddenly forced to marry gay people in droves? Did they make you to go to their weddings and watch them kiss and be blissfully happy? Happy people, what a horrible thing! We can't allow that now can we?? We must keep marriage all to ourselves, only people just like us can be happy together! Does stripping others of their rights make you feel superior to them? Are you somehow better off knowing that gay couple down the street can't have the same legal protections you do? Do you really think that not letting them marry will make them any less of a couple or in love with each other?? Preventing gay marriage does nothing to prevent people living their (gay) lives! Homosexuality has been a fact of life all throughout nature and all throughout human history, and not giving people a piece of paper isn't going to change that. You'd best wake up to reality.

All you homophobes are in all likelihood in contact with or are a neighbor to or know and love a gay person and don't even realize it. And now you've told them that they don't deserve to have the same governmental rights as you because they were born different from you. Wow. Way to be compassionate. Hmm, isn't being compassionate toward your fellow man a main teaching in Christian religions? I guess not, since they're the ones promoting the hate toward gay people and anyone else who doesn't believe the same things they do.

I'm so mad right now I can't even articulate it. I was so happy last night when I still had hope left, and even had it strengthened with the election of Barack Obama. But NOW...today was supposed to be a joyous occasion, and now it's just fucked up. Thanks so much, my fellow Californians. I hope someday something you really care about it thrown under a bus. Sorry this got so long, but I need to rant. People suck. I sincerely hope this can be reversed somehow.
velessa: (Cats - Cricket snarl)
Someone has stolen my yogurt from the fridge TWO days in a row now! This makes me MAD! >:( Bring your own damn food, theif!!

And at my other job, the keys I left for the girl who worked for me on Sunday are also missing! That one really ticks me off; the only people who should even know I leave them there are the ones who have subbed for me in the past. Now I wonder if someone else happened to stumble across them and take them. That would be bad.
velessa: (Cats - Cricket snarl)
Someone has stolen my yogurt from the fridge TWO days in a row now! This makes me MAD! >:( Bring your own damn food, theif!!

And at my other job, the keys I left for the girl who worked for me on Sunday are also missing! That one really ticks me off; the only people who should even know I leave them there are the ones who have subbed for me in the past. Now I wonder if someone else happened to stumble across them and take them. That would be bad.
velessa: (Cats - Cricket yawn)
I have the worst canker sore EVER underneath my tongue. It hurts like hell and it's driving me crazy! I keep putting medicated stuff on it but nothing lasts very long. Go away stupid thing!!! >:(
velessa: (Cats - Cricket yawn)
I have the worst canker sore EVER underneath my tongue. It hurts like hell and it's driving me crazy! I keep putting medicated stuff on it but nothing lasts very long. Go away stupid thing!!! >:(
velessa: (Fruits Basket - Haru)
Who the heck is Terushima Takuma and why are so many people voting for him on [livejournal.com profile] seiyuu?

I finally watched the new Phantom of the Opera movie. I knew it would be bad (Joel Schumacher directing? *shudder*), but GEEZ. I don't know what I was expecting, but it was awful, awful, AWFUL. If you're going to do a movie of a musical about a musical genius, at least cast someone who can SING in the title role!!! Dear lord, it was seriously painful to listen to him butcher all my favorite songs. >_< And why did they change some of the words/not sing many of the lines that are meant to be sung?

Oh, and the phantom is supposed to be absolutely *terrifying* to look at, NOT a totally handsome guy merely suffering from a second degree sunburn! COME ON. And Minnie Driver as Carlotta? WTF? She's not an opera singer, is she? She completely didn't fit the image I have of Carlotta. The girl who played Christine was really dull and had only one look on her face for the entire movie: vapid airhead. I guess her singing was okay, but not nearly powerful enough. The rest of the cast I didn't pay much attention to, but I did like Miranda Richardson as Madame Giry. Also I recognized the guy playing Andre was that one guy from Shakespeare in Love; he seemed pretty good.

People weren't kidding...if you like the musical and the original Broadway cast, stay the hell away from this travesty!

Yesterday I spent something like FIVE HOURS in a department store returning and exchanging clothes. Ugh! If you know me you know I HATE shopping like nothing else. Clothes shopping is the worst, though, because it takes so much time and effort to try everything on. At least I got some things that actually fit and that I'm happy with now, but sometime this week I have to go back to another store and try to exchange some other things. Oh yay...

Last night I went with my family to the Sharks game. The Sharks lost when they really didn't deserve it. That was the most blatantly rigged game I'd ever seen! The first two periods were fine, and they were leading 2-1. Then when the third period started suddenly the refs completely decided the Coyotes had to win and attacked the Sharks. They gave them no less than four or five penalties within the space of five minutes (most of which were completely undeserved, and they were really grasping at straws for things to call; "delay of game"? WTF?). So for at least four minutes it was 5 on 3, and with an advantage like that the Coyotes scored 4 goals in about 4 minutes. It was really disgusting.

I think poor Nabokov was pretty flustered by it all; one of the goals was his fault since he accidently kicked it in behind him. After that he was pulled and they sent in Toskala. And for the rest of the game no matter what the Coyotes did, they were never given any penalties! Tripping, interference, high sticking, who cares? But if a Shark puts one toe out of line, it's off to the penalty box with you! They did manage to score two more goals and make it 4-5, but the refs made sure that if they were coming any closer to scoring another goal they'd get a penalty. There's no question that whoever was making those calls was completely biased and totally destroyed any fairness there was in the game.

As for some good news, in about two hours I'm going to the airport to pick up Josh! ^_^ Also, today is my brother's 23rd birthday, so I'll be going out to dinner and a movie with my family tonight. He wants to see Fun with Dick and Jane. Is that supposed to be any good? It looks kind of stupid in the commercials...
velessa: (smoky)
Why are people setting off fireworks outside? Is this some holiday I don't know about?? SHUT THE HELL UP!!! Some people have work to do and need peace and quiet! *snarl*
velessa: (smoky)
Why are people setting off fireworks outside? Is this some holiday I don't know about?? SHUT THE HELL UP!!! Some people have work to do and need peace and quiet! *snarl*

AWAKE

Feb. 17th, 2005 08:00 am
velessa: (smoky)
WHO MOWS THE LAWN AT 7:30 IN THE MORNING?!?! >:O

*going to TRY to go back to sleep...*

AWAKE

Feb. 17th, 2005 08:00 am
velessa: (smoky)
WHO MOWS THE LAWN AT 7:30 IN THE MORNING?!?! >:O

*going to TRY to go back to sleep...*
velessa: (smoky)
YARGH!! Well, I *was* going to go to class today, but Sequoia decided to ruin that plan. Somehow she's figured out how to escape from the dogs' section of the yard through a narrow opening between the shed and where the fence ends. Today it's raining, and somehow when she does this she manages to get covered in water and mud. Of course I didn't know any of this, so when I went outside to feed the dogs breakfast, I was met by a mud rocket barreling toward me. I'm surprised no one called the police from the way I screamed! *l* I locked the dogs up inside to eat while I tried to fix the fence, so of course I got covered in mud and water as well. By the time I had finally managed to block the opening, there was no way I could have gotten to class in time. So instead I just stayed outside since I was wet already and took some pictures of Simba sitting on the fence. Argh. DOGS. I am SO completely a cat person!
velessa: (smoky)
YARGH!! Well, I *was* going to go to class today, but Sequoia decided to ruin that plan. Somehow she's figured out how to escape from the dogs' section of the yard through a narrow opening between the shed and where the fence ends. Today it's raining, and somehow when she does this she manages to get covered in water and mud. Of course I didn't know any of this, so when I went outside to feed the dogs breakfast, I was met by a mud rocket barreling toward me. I'm surprised no one called the police from the way I screamed! *l* I locked the dogs up inside to eat while I tried to fix the fence, so of course I got covered in mud and water as well. By the time I had finally managed to block the opening, there was no way I could have gotten to class in time. So instead I just stayed outside since I was wet already and took some pictures of Simba sitting on the fence. Argh. DOGS. I am SO completely a cat person!

sigh...

Nov. 17th, 2004 10:26 am
velessa: (Lion King - Scar - life's not fair)
Things are looking iffy with Oma. Her lungs aren't doing well, and at this point they don't know if they'll get better or worse. If they get worse then they'll never get better. Even if she does get better, there's no telling how much brain damage she may have due to all the bleeding. My parents are still with her and my brother and I are going to go down there tomorrow night or Friday morning. She is NOT supposed to go like this. She's always been a strong, active woman, and she always said she'd live to be 100 like those other old people on the news. And she could have easily done it, too. Now that's all been taken away at 83 because some fucktard ran a red light. I hope we sue him for everything he has. I'll never forgive him for this, and I can hold a grudge forever.

sigh...

Nov. 17th, 2004 10:26 am
velessa: (Lion King - Scar - life's not fair)
Things are looking iffy with Oma. Her lungs aren't doing well, and at this point they don't know if they'll get better or worse. If they get worse then they'll never get better. Even if she does get better, there's no telling how much brain damage she may have due to all the bleeding. My parents are still with her and my brother and I are going to go down there tomorrow night or Friday morning. She is NOT supposed to go like this. She's always been a strong, active woman, and she always said she'd live to be 100 like those other old people on the news. And she could have easily done it, too. Now that's all been taken away at 83 because some fucktard ran a red light. I hope we sue him for everything he has. I'll never forgive him for this, and I can hold a grudge forever.

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