epporsimuove: (bent but not broken)
So I pretty much disappeared for a few days, but I did post daily for a week so...go me! I also have a whole slew of posts to comment on, but it probably won't happen until tomorrow when I am procrastinating my work. :)

What does everyone think about how the solution for the biggest leak in the Gulf oil pipeline is currently not working? My thoughts range between fuck!, resigned exhaustion, and anger at the arrogant S.O.B's who thought drilling in an area where they could not ensure safety (human and environmental) was a great idea.

In happier news, I am now completely obsessed with In Plain Sight. I have to admit, I am really happy about geeking about about the show; it is the first show since Farscape last year that I have really geeked out about (including the bouncing, babbling, and running through the seasons at a breakneck pace). Anyone else watch Mary and Marshall against the world?

/completely pointless post

Time for bed.
epporsimuove: (inner strength)
If you haven't yet, go read [personal profile] synecdochic's post the ghost in the room, or, why modesty is a dirty word.

I need to go to bed, and I don't really have much to say today except, I got a new job this morning working for a non-profit run by the woman I nanny for. I officially start at naptime tomorrow, and I am pretty excited!
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So I just got done watching Doctor Who 5x03 - "The Victory of the Daleks", and all I have to say is...

Amy Pond is awesome!!!!

I'm totally running away with her.

Plus, just saw the preview for next weeks episode and I saw casting spoiler ) WIN! This is going to be the best episode ever.

I am so happy I'm getting back into Doctor Who. Anyone else wanna squee with me?
epporsimuove: (inner strength)
Last night I had a conversation about the future.

Now, anyone who knows me offline knows that I often talk about my future professional life: what I want to do, where I want to be, what I want to study. While I am still unsure of the specifics, I have come a long way in my year off towards discovering what is important to me.

However, I rarely talk about my personal future. Children, marriage, partnership, etc, are concepts with which I have an strained relationship.

In which I discuss my feelings on marriage and partnership )

And in order to keep this post from being completely depressing, have a super cute picture.

A small white kitten batting the ear of a baby bunny
epporsimuove: (book)
Did you know April is National Poetry Month?

And I, self-proclaimed poetry geek, have not posted a single poem. In recognition of the hour and a half left in April, here are five of my current favorites.

Curiosity by Alastair Reid )

My Easy God is Gone by James Kavanaugh )

For a Five-Year-Old by Fleur Adcock )

At the Arraignment by Debra Spencer )

All That Time by May Swenson )
epporsimuove: Bisexual and Brilliant on a Rainbow (bisexual and brilliant)
I really don’t have anything to say today. I have been having an exciting and civil discussion about abortion all day on Facebook (weird, right?). I am going to copy a bit of what I wrote here so I can remember this because I think it is something I am going to be talking about a bit more.

The question was whether a fetus was a human and therefore watching an ultrasound before an abortion would be traumatic, or whether it was just an object in which case an ultrasound should not be traumatic at all.

My reply:
It is not one or the other. It is not a binary; not a baby or an inanimate object. Until birth (or the third trimester, second by some states) the fetus exists as Schrodinger's cat, neither a person nor inanimate. Some religious and spiritual beliefs have a different view of when the mass of cells becomes a person, that's fine. But it is not a fact, it is a belief. Therefore, the government should not be making decisions based on said belief.

The issue of personhood is the crux. Not when is a fetus alive or human, but when is it a person? I have heard all different types of rationales. The instant of conception (which is kinda odd because most fertilized eggs don't embed and are thus ejected from the body), when the heart beats, when there are brainwaves, when it is can survive outside of the womb, at birth, or (my personal belief) when the mother forms a relationship with it. It is unprovable in quantifiable terms and therefore should not be influencing our legislation.


So, now I am thinking of doing a post on my absolute hatred of binaries.

I would also like to say that my journal is usually not so abortion heavy, but the recent Oklahoma law has me up in arms.
epporsimuove: (belle's curiousity)
Every time I think about female characters that need a fuck yeah, she’s awesome post, two characters always pop into my head right away: Jenny Shepard from NCIS and Elizabeth Weir from Stargate: Atlantis. I’m finally going to taken these two and show the world why I love them (and you should too!), starting with Jenny Shepard.



I take it walking in my heels has presented a challenge )
epporsimuove: (Default)
So I went to yoga, ate dinner (eggs in spicy tomato sauce…mmm), and watched an episode of Farscape and Glee. I think I have finally calmed down enough to talk about Oklahoma.

Last Friday (23 April 2010), Governor Brad Henry vetoed two anti-abortion bills passed by the Oklahoma congress. He signed a third bill mandating new signed in the offices of abortion providers.

Today, the Oklahoma State Senate voted 36-12 to overturn the governor’s veto.

Descriptions of the two bills and commentary )

BTW: The title is from the song "Oklahoma" from the ridiculously funny musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
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I am going to try to post everyday for [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw. So...What kind of topics/entries would you like to see me posting about? Any particular questions you've always wanted to ask me but have resisted because the answer would be a huge essay? Ever want to wind me up and watch me go on a particular topic? Anything you've heard me say "I should write that entry about $foo I've been meaning to write" and have been patiently waiting for?

All posts for [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw will be hosted only on dreamwidth for three weeks.

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