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It could have been due to:

- the post I made about the Bush administration, Goldman Sachs and how their former towel boy Hank Paulson ensured that they skated and kept their government subsidy.

- referring to the “autism is caused by vaccinations..!" theory as bought-and-paid-for junk science. (It is.)

- the clip from “This is The End" where Danny McBride yells about spewing semen all over James Franco’s house that my friend posted to make me laugh. (It worked.)

- the 900th photo of my cat doing something cute (which is only fair, since I have to put up with 5000 shots of one friend's six-year-old).

Again, I’m sure I don’t care.

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Bread and water...



Other Projects:
Jewelry Project: GERTI Airplane Charm Bracelet
Knitting Project: "The game is on!" BBC Sherlock Striped Keyhole Scarf</div>
Painting Project: Six Sides to Every Story: HAL-9000
Jewelry Project: "I'm a Troughton-Baker Girl" - Doctor Who Pendant
Painting Project: Six Sides to Every Story: Parisian Clock Face
Paper Crafts: Lupercalia Cards
Painting Project: Six Sides to Every Story: Rubik's Cube
Jewelry Craft: Scissors and Secret Compartment Necklace
Jewelry Project: Tyr (the Amputee)'s Pocket Watch
Painting Project: "Keep Calm and Shoot the Wall:" BBC Sherlock's Wallpaper
Jewelry Project: Marvel Heroes (and Villains) Pendants
Jewelry Craft: Doctor Who Fob Watch with Hand-painted Baqua
Knitting Project: Star Trek Command Colors Keyhole Scarf
Sewing Project: Texas Longhorns Gift Card Sleeve
Sewing/Paper Craft Project: Shakespeare and Company Paper Bag E-Reader Cover
Cross-Stitch Project: Infectious Disease Outbreak Equation Cross Stitch
Jewelry/Handy Craft Project: Parachute Cord Bracelet Bracelet
Jewelry Project: Otter Charm Tiger Eye and Quartz Bracelet
Costume Project: Zombie Librarian Costume
Sewing Project: He's ready for his close-up
Toy Project: Teddy Bear Chain Mail Leather Harness
Sewing Project: Dollmania Part 3: Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy Dolls (ala Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
Jewelry Project: Locket "Macabre"
Sewing Project: Dollmania Part 2: Sirius Black and Severus Snape Dolls
Sewing Project: Dollmania Part 1 - Jeeves and Wooster Dolls
Jewelry Project: Metal and Glass Gay Pride Necklace
Knitting Project: Sherlock Holmes Pipe and Hypodermic Bag
Jewelry Project: Red Cinnabar and Crystal Quartz Mala
Knitting Project: Bandit Shrug: Prison Stripe Scarf with Sleeves
Painting Project: Norse Runes Eco-Friendly Coffee Cup
Jewelry Project: HAL-9000 Pendant
Painting Project: Creepy Kids figurines
Jewelry Project: Evil Eye Bracelet with Harlequin Pendant
Knitting Project: Chicago Flag Wristband
Jewelry Project: Bloodstone and Smoky Quartz Wrist Mala
Knitting Project: Sirius Black Scarf
Jewelry Project: Sherlock Holmes Collar
..but this sentence popped into my head a few hours ago and I've been on a roll ever since:


He spotted the Blue Midgets first. Half-disintegrated like a quickly fading Sargasso Sea. The Wildfire's comm link jammed with signals from two dozen dying vessels and garbled transmissions of dozens of panicked voices, some familar, some not.

The dead don't dream

Okay, I actually have no idea if that's true. I do know that I'm still alive (in spite of my low post rate here) and I had a dream last night. wolf_heart9, you'll be proud of me: I actually wrote this one down as soon as I woke up.

We were at the Hyatt Regency O' Hare in Chicago. Not sure how many of us or who there was in the group itself, but we were sitting on the carpet in the lobby area near the elevator, chatting. It had the air of a convention -- like the way the Hyatt feels when Beatlefest and Comic Con are going on. I was sitting next to Benedict Cumberbatch who had slightly longer hair (still with his Star Trek dye job) and was wearing a dark coat. He turned to me conspiratorily and asked what one does if they find themselves with a deck of cards on the Belmont level, meaning one of the upper levels of the hotel (there is no such level. Belmont is the name of a street in my neighborhood). We laughed and I told him he could start a poker game. And he laughed again.

This is probably my equivalent of a wet dream at the moment: fulfillment in laughter and closeness and camaraderie. It was nice. And I'm very glad it was Cumberbatch.

Black Mood Craft: GERTI Airplane Charm Bracelet

My ode to John Finnemore's Cabin Pressure.

Other Projects:
Knitting Project: "The game is on!" BBC Sherlock Striped Keyhole Scarf</div>
Painting Project: Six Sides to Every Story: HAL-9000
Jewelry Project: "I'm a Troughton-Baker Girl" - Doctor Who Pendant
Painting Project: Six Sides to Every Story: Parisian Clock Face
Paper Crafts: Lupercalia Cards
Painting Project: Six Sides to Every Story: Rubik's Cube
Jewelry Craft: Scissors and Secret Compartment Necklace
Jewelry Project: Tyr (the Amputee)'s Pocket Watch
Painting Project: "Keep Calm and Shoot the Wall:" BBC Sherlock's Wallpaper
Jewelry Project: Marvel Heroes (and Villains) Pendants
Jewelry Craft: Doctor Who Fob Watch with Hand-painted Baqua
Knitting Project: Star Trek Command Colors Keyhole Scarf
Sewing Project: Texas Longhorns Gift Card Sleeve
Sewing/Paper Craft Project: Shakespeare and Company Paper Bag E-Reader Cover
Cross-Stitch Project: Infectious Disease Outbreak Equation Cross Stitch
Jewelry/Handy Craft Project: Parachute Cord Bracelet Bracelet
Jewelry Project: Otter Charm Tiger Eye and Quartz Bracelet
Costume Project: Zombie Librarian Costume
Sewing Project: He's ready for his close-up
Toy Project: Teddy Bear Chain Mail Leather Harness
Sewing Project: Dollmania Part 3: Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy Dolls (ala Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
Jewelry Project: Locket "Macabre"
Sewing Project: Dollmania Part 2: Sirius Black and Severus Snape Dolls
Sewing Project: Dollmania Part 1 - Jeeves and Wooster Dolls
Jewelry Project: Metal and Glass Gay Pride Necklace
Knitting Project: Sherlock Holmes Pipe and Hypodermic Bag
Jewelry Project: Red Cinnabar and Crystal Quartz Mala
Knitting Project: Bandit Shrug: Prison Stripe Scarf with Sleeves
Painting Project: Norse Runes Eco-Friendly Coffee Cup
Jewelry Project: HAL-9000 Pendant
Painting Project: Creepy Kids figurines
Jewelry Project: Evil Eye Bracelet with Harlequin Pendant
Knitting Project: Chicago Flag Wristband
Jewelry Project: Bloodstone and Smoky Quartz Wrist Mala
Knitting Project: Sirius Black Scarf
Jewelry Project: Sherlock Holmes Collar

I'm thinking of leaving my second job...

Con: Less guaranteed cash coming in the door.

Pro: Become a happier, saner, better slept, more well-adjusted human being with time to pursue the career her degree prepared her for that is not constantly being ground under the heel of unprofessional behavior.

Thoughts?


Other Projects:

Painting Project: Six Sides to Every Story: HAL-9000
Jewelry Project: "I'm a Troughton-Baker Girl" - Doctor Who Pendant
Painting Project: Six Sides to Every Story: Parisian Clock Face
Paper Crafts: Lupercalia Cards
Painting Project: Six Sides to Every Story: Rubik's Cube
Jewelry Craft: Scissors and Secret Compartment Necklace
Jewelry Project: Tyr (the Amputee)'s Pocket Watch
Painting Project: "Keep Calm and Shoot the Wall:" BBC Sherlock's Wallpaper
Jewelry Project: Marvel Heroes (and Villains) Pendants
Jewelry Craft: Doctor Who Fob Watch with Hand-painted Baqua
Knitting Project: Star Trek Command Colors Keyhole Scarf
Sewing Project: Texas Longhorns Gift Card Sleeve
Sewing/Paper Craft Project: Shakespeare and Company Paper Bag E-Reader Cover
Cross-Stitch Project: Infectious Disease Outbreak Equation Cross Stitch
Jewelry/Handy Craft Project: Parachute Cord Bracelet Bracelet
Jewelry Project: Otter Charm Tiger Eye and Quartz Bracelet
Costume Project: Zombie Librarian Costume
Sewing Project: He's ready for his close-up
Toy Project: Teddy Bear Chain Mail Leather Harness
Sewing Project: Dollmania Part 3: Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy Dolls (ala Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
Jewelry Project: Locket "Macabre"
Sewing Project: Dollmania Part 2: Sirius Black and Severus Snape Dolls
Sewing Project: Dollmania Part 1 - Jeeves and Wooster Dolls
Jewelry Project: Metal and Glass Gay Pride Necklace
Knitting Project: Sherlock Holmes Pipe and Hypodermic Bag
Jewelry Project: Red Cinnabar and Crystal Quartz Mala
Knitting Project: Bandit Shrug: Prison Stripe Scarf with Sleeves
Painting Project: Norse Runes Eco-Friendly Coffee Cup
Jewelry Project: HAL-9000 Pendant
Painting Project: Creepy Kids figurines
Jewelry Project: Evil Eye Bracelet with Harlequin Pendant
Knitting Project: Chicago Flag Wristband
Jewelry Project: Bloodstone and Smoky Quartz Wrist Mala
Knitting Project: Sirius Black Scarf
Jewelry Project: Sherlock Holmes Collar
That was a first for me.

She was an elderly woman. Her coat was dirty and her eyes were glaring before she even came up to the counter. She reminded me of some members of the homeless population around State St. Not the people who sit out on the sidewalk and ask passerby for change. The people who come into stores and walk up to people demanding change. Verbally aggressive and physically aggressive in her stance.

She came into the line, cutting in front of a bunch of people and put a candy bar on the counter. $1.63, I told her. She said she wanted a plastic bag for it. When I went to grab one I wet my fingers in order to separate the bag from the others, she freaked out and threw an enormous tantrum in the middle of the store.

"YOUR WHORE'S MOUTH AIN'T CLEAN!"

We cancelled the transaction. The other barista on staff quietly told me to go wash my hands.

About an hour later, the woman came back. This time she ordered a pastry from the bake case, which my co-worker handled for her. When she got up to the register, she threw a second tantrum -- "oh I gotta deal with HER again!!!" My co-worker tried to reassure her that I was "an excellent server, I'll vouch for her..." I understand that a big part of any customer service job is to weed out the truly crazy people, the people who can turn violent, the people who can hurt the staff or other customers and that the way we're taught to deal with crazy people is to indulge their whims.

I wouldn't indulge her. I told my co-worker to complete the transaction and started taking orders from the next few people in line.

It's been two days and it's still in my head and I don't know how to get it out. It was an assault on my person as real as a punch to the face and, whatever the protocol may be, whatever safety concerns we may have for ourselves and others, it never feels good to be called a whore and have the person standing next to you do nothing. Not even ask if you're all right afterwards.

I'm not all right.

"I'm sorry, Dave..."



Side three of my reader-polled paperweight. So nice to have my own HAL staring at me from my desk.

Other Projects:
Jewelry Project: "I'm a Troughton-Baker Girl" - Doctor Who Pendant
Painting Project: Six Sides to Every Story: Parisian Clock Face
Paper Crafts: Lupercalia Cards
Painting Project: Six Sides to Every Story: Rubik's Cube
Jewelry Craft: Scissors and Secret Compartment Necklace
Jewelry Project: Tyr (the Amputee)'s Pocket Watch
Painting Project: "Keep Calm and Shoot the Wall:" BBC Sherlock's Wallpaper
Jewelry Project: Marvel Heroes (and Villains) Pendants
Jewelry Craft: Doctor Who Fob Watch with Hand-painted Baqua
Knitting Project: Star Trek Command Colors Keyhole Scarf
Sewing Project: Texas Longhorns Gift Card Sleeve
Sewing/Paper Craft Project: Shakespeare and Company Paper Bag E-Reader Cover
Cross-Stitch Project: Infectious Disease Outbreak Equation Cross Stitch
Jewelry/Handy Craft Project: Parachute Cord Bracelet Bracelet
Jewelry Project: Otter Charm Tiger Eye and Quartz Bracelet
Costume Project: Zombie Librarian Costume
Sewing Project: He's ready for his close-up
Toy Project: Teddy Bear Chain Mail Leather Harness
Sewing Project: Dollmania Part 3: Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy Dolls (ala Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
Jewelry Project: Locket "Macabre"
Sewing Project: Dollmania Part 2: Sirius Black and Severus Snape Dolls
Sewing Project: Dollmania Part 1 - Jeeves and Wooster Dolls
Jewelry Project: Metal and Glass Gay Pride Necklace
Knitting Project: Sherlock Holmes Pipe and Hypodermic Bag
Jewelry Project: Red Cinnabar and Crystal Quartz Mala
Knitting Project: Bandit Shrug: Prison Stripe Scarf with Sleeves
Painting Project: Norse Runes Eco-Friendly Coffee Cup
Jewelry Project: HAL-9000 Pendant
Painting Project: Creepy Kids figurines
Jewelry Project: Evil Eye Bracelet with Harlequin Pendant
Knitting Project: Chicago Flag Wristband
Jewelry Project: Bloodstone and Smoky Quartz Wrist Mala
Knitting Project: Sirius Black Scarf
Jewelry Project: Sherlock Holmes Collar

If my life were a comic book today...

ME: *dials cellphone* “Stark. I’m sad tonight. Let’s get drunk. No wait, not on Saturday. It’s St. Patrick’s Day and bitches be crazy.”

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