Well folks, I've got to go to work...but here's some interesting reading on the topic below
July 2003 Archives
Shrub has officially said it, I wonder what the F**k he's so damn afraid of?
Not sure what I'm talking about? Click here to find out!
You know, I'm all for standing by your beliefs, and if you practice a religion, I'm fine with that to, however, when it starts to interfere with MY life, you pissed me off!!!
I didn't vote for the SOB, (didn't vote for his daddy either), my religion is NOT his religion, so how come he seems hell bent on cramming his down my throat?? (hello!! separation of church and state! unless he's managed to ban that, it's still in effect)
And what LEGAL reason do they have for wanting to 'reserve' it? the only thing I've heard spouted off is moral arguments, and I'm seriously tired of them trying to push their morality off on me to!
It pisses me off that in this 'so called' land of the free, I'm not free to legally marry someone of my choosing...hell, why do they need to make it a law? It's not legal now, you can't get a same sex marriage anywhere in america (no, civil union is not the same folks!) so what's the deal?
Yea, that REALLY struck me the wrong way :angry
no, not the blog, or the server (I hope!) but this is what I've felt like today...
most of the time, when I have nights off, I try to get everything done that's going through my head...update sites, work on committee stuff for the on-line group I'm in, tech support, and we won't even discuss all the calls I get from work :uhoh3...they so don't understand the whole "night off" concept!!
today, I've managed to avoid most of it, normally I look forward to doing all this and catching up...not today...today I'm seriously wondering wtf I'm even sitting here for, and outside of correcting links on the other blogs I host, have managed not to do much of anything (and I'm sorry that took me so long guys!)
I haven't heard from my kids tonight, they're supposed to be down visiting my mom...got into it with the ex last night...won't go into details, but it came down to me telling him I would come over this morning after work to see the kids before they left, he told me "not to bother" and he made damn sure they were gone before that happened :angry
and to top it off, I got my copy of the custody modification papers today...
it's days like today I wish I still drank on a regular basis :drunk
better/worse, or you couldn't care less?? :-)
right now, I think I fall under the last one...off to bed for me!
oh...it's not to late to sponsor Bluewolf...it's still open for that 48 hours after the blogathon's over (link for it's in her sidebar *s*)
yes, I know, it's rather plain, but I do have something in mind already...just have to figure out how to get it transfered from my head to the screen :lol
Everyone else is also back up and running, links updated over in the sidebar, and redirect scripts for your convenience in place for the time being (in other words, update the links folks!!)
oh, and if anyone knows an easy way to keep HTML code from transforming into ASCII characters when importing...I'd love to hear it!!! (Jets blog will kill me before I get all those posts edited!!)
oh Jet's gonna kill me *g*
their sites have moved, will update everyone on it tomorrow...got to get ready for work!!
I was talking to a dear friend of mine last night/yesterday morning (depending on your point of view *s*) about reasons why people don't post, or comment...
(speaking of which, please take a moment and go make a child's day, and post a comment about his fish *all links open in a new window*)
thank you!! :remybussi
I read allot of blogs, some every day, some weekly, some when the mood strikes...I rarely comment with any regularity on any of them though. why, you might ask? well, same as you I would imagine, not sure of what to say, fear of sounding silly, or just not feeling you know the person well enough to speak up on something.
And honestly, I don't post (often enough it seems to some) for the same reason, nothing to say...perhaps I need to get one of those 'life' things everyone keeps referring to :lol
I hate when I wake up at 3:30am on a night off and feel the need to ramble on about nothing in general...
when doing a 'clean install', make sure you reset the boot sequence, or you won't be able to delete existing partitions...:errrr
when setting up Internet connection sharing between 2 computers using DSL, be sure you're sharing from the right connection, to the correct card...:brick
sometimes, when thing's aren't working right (totally unrelated to the above) it's not always something you've done! sometimes, it's the server f**king with it...they're not the postal service, they don't care if the mail goes through! :fdup
and after all that's said and done, more often than not you'll have to go in and change things from their 'upgrade' so it works correctly again :angry
speaking of 'upgrades' (we were, weren't we?) I think it's about time for one around here...not sure why...but I'm a bit tired of this look/layout
who knows, I might just 'delete' the whole thing and start over :biggrin
don't worry, I'll back everyone else's blog up first :biglaugha (I can just hear Jet screaming from here)
OK guy's and gal's, my gal, as you can see from the links at the top of the page, is participating in the blogathon this year!
as much as I wish I could, I have to work that night :-(
however, I think she's doing it for a GREAT cause! she's bloging for GLAD-Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.
so :wtf are you waiting for? go sponsor her!! you don't have to donate until after it's over, and you give it directly to the charity!
so go on, get out of here!!
and thank you *s*
well, it seems my server decided to have a 'hardware failure' sometime yesterday evening :sad
however, I can't seem to find anything screwy, so it looks like all of us here are back up and running! :groupwave
(not like I don't have most of my stuff backed up already...but everyone else's blogs is what I worried about!)
oh, and -e-, I actually got my newsletter this month! :thumb
or is that deviant?
oh well, no matter!
I actually had some time yesterday to read a few blogs, so of course I head over to -e-'s, where I found quite an interesting little situation going on *s*, now this is always good for killing time on the net, so naturally I went to check it out.
It was about a subject near to my heart/home...so even though most of these blogs I'd never even heard of before (nor they of me I'm sure), I found myself getting sucked into it, disagreeing with people who had no earthly idea who the heck I was, and finding myself explaining that I really DON'T get pissed off that easily!! (I swear, really, I don't!!)
Now, I've always been told I'd argue with a brick wall...and to a point, that's true, even if I agree with you, I'll still try to make you look at it from all sides and see that why I believe that, may not be for the same reasons you believe it...that's just me.
it also brought to mind something else, something I've always tried to be true to...I'm not sure who I stole it from, and I know it's not an exact quote, but I reworded it a bit to fit how I see it...
"I may not agree with you, or what you have to say, but will defend to the death your right to feel/say it"
which is why I don't understand the way some people act, irl or on-line, especially on-line! if you have a blog with comments, and you bring up a controversial issue (like gay marriage in this instance) you're going to get some opposing views...not everyone agrees with that, and they're entitled to that (wrong, IMHO, but entitled! *g*) and while I also agree with the point that comparing it to pedophiles is way off base and not even in the same ballpark, I did read those comments for what they were worth and the point they were trying to make with it.
I still disagree with the whole 'choice' issue, I can't think of one person who would choose to belong to a group, knowing they would be looked down on, not given the same rights and privileges as others, bashed, beaten, and in cases even killed for how they feel. Some have an easier time of 'coming out' than others, some (such as myself) stay in there for years, and some stay in there for life, trying to live so called 'normal' lives, in spite of their feelings...it's NOT easy, and all most of us want is the same rights that everyone else takes for granted.
that being said, I'll step down off the soapbox now...as always comments on your point of view are more than welcome, however, be careful, I WILL try to change your mind if I don't agree...however, will never edit or delete anything...my skin is not that thin :rofl
Well, as my dear friend Jet has pointed out, I've made it back safe and sound, even with the forces of the universe conspiring against me!
For those that want a recap, click below, for those that don't, well, move along now! :lol
It all started when I left work Tues. morning...(**warning, very long!**)