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5th-Mar-2013 05:25 pm - snowstorm
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remember when you were a kid and this weather meant outdoor play?

ah hells naw now.
16th-Nov-2012 08:43 pm - On the first day of work [tuesday]
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I gots a job!  Started Tuesday!

I was happy to meet another coworker, D, who is also Chinese.  I asked if she would mind if we occasionally chatted in Chinese since I was concerned that my Mandarin skills might get rusty.  Manager P overheard, laughed, and told me not to worry.

During my interview with Manager P, I asked if they were going to test my Chinese skills, as he had asked about it.  This was because other places I’ve interviewed with had done so.  He said no, because 1) they trusted my resume was truthful, and 2) they’d find out pretty quickly if it wasn’t.

Welp.  On day 1, I was all but kidnapped by a pair of Chinese customers.  The whole time this was going on, Manager P was standing behind me [supposedly to supervise, help answer questions about products, and help me locate items].

The pair ended up spending over 5000USD.  Manager P was grinning like a fiend after this.

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In 1838 Governor Liburn Boggs issued Executive Order 44, which called for the extermination of Mormons living in the State of Missouri. The Governor actually made it legal to shoot and kill Mormons or drive them out of the state. Many groups took advantage of this as a sport, burning houses, torturing men, raping women, and killing children for fun.

This year, a Mormon ran for president.

At the same time, it was legal to buy and sell Americans of African descent. In 1861 the Vice President of the Confederacy, Alexander Stephens, said in a speech that has come to be known as the Cornerstone Speech, “Slavery subordination [of negroes] to the superior race is his natural and normal condition.” As we all know, with the horrible history of groups like the KKK and Pre-Civil Rights America, for centuries Black Americans were exposed to horrendous evil - even worse than the Mormons in Missouri - and forced subjugation of one kind of another.

This year, a black man ran for (and was re-elected) president.

Whether you voted Obama, Romney, or someone else - America is a better place this year than it ever has been before. Just something to think about. :) Note: I did not write this, this was reblogged several times on a messaging board. Credit to the original writer, whoever they were.
16th-Oct-2012 05:56 pm - Humanizing gay marriage
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Dear friends/family who are thinking about voting on any marriage amendments [Minnesota this year],

When you read the comments and/or rhetoric of what “gay” marriage is and what it will do, replace the word gay with my name.

Jessica shouldn’t be allowed to marry.
Jessica getting married is a threat to families.
Jessica cannot be a good parent. 
Jessica doesn’t love, it’s only lust.
Jessica is ‘fixable’ with electroshock therapy and psychological torture. 
Jessica is what’s wrong with this country.
If Jessica can marry, we should just let people marry animals.
Being Jessica was a choice.

I hope that this contextualizes the argument for you.
The ‘gay movement’ is about people that love one another and want to spend their lives together. It’s about legal recognition and protection of my commitment to another person. It’s about recognizing me as a human being, worth of just as much as my non-GLBT marriage-eligible counterparts. How is that threatening to you?

More importantly, how am I?

This is from my dear friend, Edward M. [who is not on LJ], I just changed his name to mine.
x-posted to FB and Tumblr, I apologize if you receive this a ton of times.
29th-Jul-2012 08:08 pm - Update!!
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So I was offline'ish for hte past month due to travel.  Sisterly unit graduated from Uni in Switzerland, so of course the whole fam's gonna go for a Euro trip.  We went to France, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland.  Then spent two weeks in Shanghai [where FB, twitter and  youtube are blocked.  LJ is not blocked, but lags so badly it might as well be]

update more when I'm not so exhausted.
25th-Jun-2012 08:00 pm - Europe!
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Flying out this Sunday for Europe.  Will be spending two weeks going to France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland [lil sis is graduating from EHL in Switzerland].  We may go to Germany to the see the godbrother.  Maybe.  This line will be deleted from the tumblr cross post because he'll flip about it.

This will either be a blast, or I'm gonna flip out being stuck in such close quarters with the parental units for an extended period of time.
13th-Jun-2012 10:49 pm(no subject)
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Four earthquakes and a massive tropical storm that caused lots of flooding, damage [and a few deaths] and we're only halfway through the week...

Welp.  Parental units come on Monday... harbingers of the apocalypse?
21st-May-2012 11:01 pm - A sequence of events tonight
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A friend's FB status reads as thus:

‎28 Days fans: "I think the key thing about Britain is that it's built on this deep, dark ocean of history. There are grassy, picturesque areas of London which you still can't put train tunnels through because they're actually covering plague pits. You just don't get that in America - the dark abyss of the past. And it makes Britain, as a location, very fertile ground for horror." - Danny Boyle 

The US may have it's own dark abyss, but I think the public awareness of it is so much more limited. This quote gives me a much deeper appreciation of him as a filmmaker.

My reply to the aforementioned status:

D: D: D: why why why did i google plague pits after seeing this status?!?!

Twitter post a few minutes later:


Friend’s reply on her FB status:

[jade_mushroom], I apologize for any trauma I may have accidentally caused you. 

My reply to that

for the love of God (disclaimer: which I dont believe in but having grown up in the west I now have a habit of calling upon He Who Does Not Exist upon moments of immense displeasure and distress such as that now currently inflicted -- oh good Lord [read disclaimer {wait am I allowed to brackets within brackets like this, or is that only allowable in maths?}] the windows just rattled really hard! -- but as an active atheist I feel the need to print this disclaimer whenever such incidences occur) and all that is holy (read previous), WHY did I do that?!

20th-May-2012 10:43 am - Korra ep 1.07
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This is my new head cannon for Lin

Lin"s teenage yearsCollapse )

So yea.  Tell me if I'm completely off hte mark hahaha.
5th-May-2012 10:03 am - quick and dirty update
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at Purdue now, arrived on teh 16th
spent hte first week lovey dovey with the bf, plus job fair
second week was spent caring for manflu!bf and interviews
this week was watching bf study for finals and second round interviews

only one company has taken me to second round, and I THINK it went well............
will be back in Taiwan on the 16th, but will find out next week if I got hte job or not [so I'll know if I'm going back for good, or just going back to clean and pack up]
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