Rant, rant, rant

...and additional fun...

New pup
Erkhyan
dar_han
Meet Peluche, the new pup we brought home:

Peluche sleeps

3 more photos behind the cutCollapse )

He's small enough that I'm not too sure he's weaned as we've been told. And Blotchie, of course, is terribly jealous.

P.S.: That's Nick's bed and my hand.



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Absence
Dar'Han
dar_han

I'm gonna have to apologize for not updating my blogs more often. The last weeks were rather stressful, I barely felt like writing anything at all, and the little I wrote was on Facebook. Ooooh yeah, Facebook is an evil time devourer, that's for sure...

I'm currently dealing with what I think is flu. Feeling heavy and tired, constantly sneezing and sniffing when I'm not sleeping. Add to that an hyperactive dog and you get a pretty annoying day. Oh well.





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BRB, breaking down
Dar'Han
dar_han

Thank you, family and IRL friends, for not realizing how stressed I am, how close to a mental breakdown. Thank you for blaming me for my mental state, instead of helping. Thank you for ignoring me when I need your support. Thank you for giving me more work and stress when I need rest and relaxation.





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C'm'on, what the FUCK?
Dar'Han
dar_han

What the ‎#@%$£¤, it's just not my week, isn't it? I went to the kitchen to drop a box in the garbage bin and the freaking light bulb EXPLODED above me when I put my hand on the wall switch! For a moment there, I even think I saw a bright spark inside the switch itself...

Power went down for a tiny fraction of a second, the two UPS-es beeped once, and Mom and Nick came out of their rooms to check that I was okay. My loud cursing proved them I was all right, just very surprised and VERY pissed off.





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PICKPOCKETS RUIN IT FOR EVERYONE
Dar'Han
dar_han

A pair of pickpockets tried to snag my headset, hoping that the phone would follow it. They hit fast, so I wouldn't have time to react.

The final result: the phone stayed safely in the deepest reaches of my bag, but the headset snapped in two unusable, irrecuperable halves. They got away with one half. I threw the other half at them a pair of seconds later. "HEY! YOU FORGOT THAT!"

Hey, they ruined my headset, ruining their favorite spot by drawing attention to them was only fair.





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"Restore our Constitution", they say. Well, here are 29 ideas.
Sly icon
dar_han

I keep hearing Tea Partiers who want to "reclaim the U.S. Constitution". So far, I've seen attempts to the contrary: candidates from the Tea Party advocate the repeal of key Amendments to the U.S. Constitution that are at least 60 years old, but well.

Anyway, there are 29 recent modifications to State Constitutions that I'd like to see gone, if they don't mind:

  • Alabama Amendment 774 (2006)
  • Alaska Ballot Measure 2, Joint Resolution 42 (1998)
  • Arizona Proposition 102 (2008)
  • Arkansas Constitutional Amendment 3 (2004)
  • California Proposition 8 (2008)
  • Colorado Amendment 43 (2006)
  • Florida Amendment 2 (2008)
  • Georgia Constitutional Amendment 1 (2004)
  • Idaho Amendment 2 (2006)
  • Kansas Proposed Amendment 1 (2005)
  • Kentucky Constitutional Amendment 1 (2004)
  • Louisiana Constitutional Amendment 1 (2004)
  • Michigan State Proposal - 04-2 (2004)
  • Mississipi Amendment 1 (2004)
  • Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2 (2004)
  • Montana Initiative 96 (2004)
  • Nebraska Initiative Measure 416 (2000)
  • Nevada Question No. 2 (2000 & 2002)
  • North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1 (2004)
  • Ohio State Issue 1 (2004)
  • Oklahoma State Question 711 (2004)
  • Oregon Ballot Measure 36 (2004)
  • South Carolina Amendment 1 (2004)
  • South Dakota Amendment C (2006)
  • Tennessee Amendment 1 (2006)
  • Texas Proposition 2 (2005)
  • Utah Constitutinal Amendment 3 (2004)
  • Virginia's Marshall-Newman Amendment (2006)
  • Wisconsin Referendum 1 (2006)

If they're willing to see these gone, then I'm all ears. Otherwise, I'll just call it hypocrisy.





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OF COURSE.
Dar'Han
dar_han

When you have a project at work you're late for, when you're sure you'll be out of work real late due to it, when you're rushing to get it done, what could possibly happen?

Bingo: a power outage. Well, fuck YOU, fate.





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Grasping at the threads of my own sanity
Dar'Han
dar_han

Yesterday involved a(nother) coup attempt, a brawl amongst our neighbors that threatened to end with our house torched, and a karaoke bar that was still fully functioning a full 2 hours after normal closing time (i.e. at 2am).

I think I slept 4 hours at most, and still have a long, stressing project to work on.

Here, have a cartoon to lighten the mood:


Rev. Warren, you have equated gay marriage to pedophilia, yet you speak of your many gay friends... which leads us to wonder: how many of your friends are pedophiles?





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Need a pause
Erkhyan
dar_han

Okay, I feel the need to state it. Due to droves of work-related stress, I put several projects on hold for now (I'll pick them up again as soon as my mind's clearer).

These include:

- a request from wolfbrothersong for his roommate

- editing ziabandito555's story

- most of my writing, actually, besides a ridiculously ineffectual attempt at participating in NaNoWriMo (i.e. less than 1000 words in 8 days).

Hopefully, this won't last too long. Maybe a few days more... It's come to the point where I was unable to dedicate the last week-end to anything else than relaxation.





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Warship?
Erkhyan
dar_han

According to a local newspaper, frigate PNS Shah Jahan of the Pakistan Navy has recently docked in Toamasina. According to the same newspaper, teh city is in high alert. Why is that? Wasn't the arrival of the ship known beforehand? And by the way, why did the ship dock in a large civilian port instead of the more military-oriented port of Antsiranana, several undred miles north of Toamasina? Why do I even ask these questions and what does it matter?





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