I had a baby.

He keeps me quite busy.
Ten flower
I am pregnant again. It's a boy. I'm at 23 weeks, four days now. Maybe a little later, depends who you ask. Everything is going fine and he is kicking away.

Writer's Block: Unplugged

For how much money would you be willing to spend a whole week away from the Internet, TV, and mobile phones? Would you suffer withdrawal pains?

Ten bucks.

Writer's Block: Open book test

highly evolved
Based on the books on your bookshelf, what conclusions would people draw about you?

They would conclude that I'm a nerd with pretentious wanker leanings.  They would be correct.  Well, partially correct.  I am really sincere about my wankery, it's not pretentious at all.

Spirit Day

Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

Oct. 2nd, 2010

I don't usually repost these things, but I thought this one was worthwhile.  Not that anyone on my friendslist is guilty of homophobia or gender discrimination.  If you are and I haven't told you to fuck off already, consider yourself told <3

Ganked from sue_parsons .

*I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.

*I am the person who is afraid of telling his loving Christian parents he loves another male.

*I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.

*I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.

*We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.

*I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.

*I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.

*I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.

*I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.

*We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.

*I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.

*I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.

*I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.

*I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.

*I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.

*I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.

*I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.

*I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I did not have to always deal with society hating me.

*I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.

*I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.

Re-post this if you believe homophobia/transphobia is wrong. Please do your part to end it.

Writer's Block: $10,000 and Some Change

How would you change the world with $10,000?

That's easy. I'd renovate the pediatric psych unit I work in to make it safer, friendlier, more comfortable and more homelike.

Up and Away, Swiftwind!

...yeeeeah, I need to stop watching She-Ra on Hulu and get back to pricing these 80s toys.

Also? Written by men in the 1980s for the impressionable young minds of my generation. Explains a lot, maybe? I love Adora's deliberate dumb blonde act, though.

Writer's Block: I'm off to see the wizard


Are there any movies that you absolutely loved when you were younger that you've watched again and found awful or ridiculous?

A few years ago while deployed, I watched Disney's Aladdin with an Iraqi policeman and his ten-year-old son.  Turns out the whole thing is jaw-droppingly offensive.  I wanted to sink through the floor.

Writer's Block: Yes, offense taken

If a friend or relative makes a racist or homophobic remark, do you tend to confront them or let it slide? Are you more likely to confront them if it offends you directly or someone else who seems reluctant to speak up?

I call them out on it, in front of everyone if necessary, but calmly.  Generally speaking though, when I have confronted several older, male family members, it hasn't changed anything. 

However, I think it's important to at least try and speak up.