Posted on 2010.11.03 at 18:07
Me Mood: hopeful
All right, I am not the most politically savvy person on the planet, but I do like to keep up with some topics. I feel that my generation certainly takes this whole freedom thing for granted and I in no way care to sign over my right to vote... EVER, Despite the elections, not coming out the way I had envisioned, I am still hopeful. I am hopeful that someday everyone will have equal rights (despite sexual orientation), that ALL of us will have health coverage, that the lower classes will not be taxed more than the rich, etc, etc.
While I am aware that not everyone shares my political beliefs, I believe we all want to accomplish similar means. It is our intrinsic humanity that makes all mankind kindred spirits in ways most of us can't fathom. One of my buds stated this, "Too often the polarizing impact of entrenched orthodoxy from either side of the debate (freedom vs. fairness, which is really what the debate boils down to, as I paraphrase George Will) ignores the vast common ground we should be populating. I've often noticed during arguments with friends (and we remain friends) who ally themselves with the Right (Wing) that the goals we strive for are often the same, but the methods differ. So why are we yelling?? Granted, it does get the juices flowing... Humanity, empathy, balance, reason, understanding, we all need to access these qualities within ourselves, before we denigrate and dismiss those with whom we disagree."
He said it better than I ever could...
Posted on 2010.11.02 at 14:40
Me Mood: VOTE!
Do you vote for a candidate based on issues or do you do you follow the party line, and why?
I always vote based on issues. I don't like confining myself to any particular party, which is why I am an Independent. However, I would say my views tend to lead on the Democratic side vs. the Republican side. :)
So how many of you visited the polls already or plan too?
Posted on 2010.11.01 at 20:14
Me Mood: tired
So this was indeed a busy weekend for me...
Had a lot of fun at me friends parties, had a blast at Rocky Horror!!! My hubby had never seen it and at the end of the movie, all he could state was, "What did I just see?" It was a lot of fun throwing props at one another, screaming obscenities at the big screen and going nuts on the Time Warp. Then last night we went bar hopping with my sis-in-law and buds.
I am still a bit tired from it all, I worked all day and partied all night... my body isn't used to that anymore. ;P
Am excited for me bud Morrighan... she met a real nice girl and I hope they hit it off. She needs a cuddle buddy.
I would type more... but my brain just can't seem to grasp anymore of the English language at the moment.
I hope everyone had a blast this Halloween too!
Posted on 2010.10.28 at 20:46
Me Mood: quixotic
Today was yet another uneventful day. I woke up after having a really strange nightmare... now normally I never recall my dreams, but this was just strange. I was at my old job, I used to work at a card store with a really egotistical manager, and he was SCREAMING at me.
To give everyone a quick background, I was recently fired (as of Oct. 1st) from this job for complaining about my ass of a former manager (his name is Richard). He had been treating me like crap for the last year and a half because I wouldn't allow him to continue stealing hours from me just so he could work overtime. I wrote a formal letter of complaint to the owner and got my old manager from there to write a letter in my defense. Before Capt. Asshole became a manager there, he was almost fired by my former manager for associate harassment. He is VERY republican, but claims to be a free spirited old hippy and he forces his views onto everyone. I had been at the card store for 2 1/2 years and although the associates sided with me and felt I was being treated like dirt, no one wanted to go against Richard for fear he would retaliate against them. Whenever I worked alone with him in the store, he would corner me and accuse me of things, (like switching ticket prices) and when I would stutter, he would call me stupid. If an associate asked me to take their hours, he would call me manipulative, when I asked for more hours, he would call me a whiner and so on. He cut my hours back to only 3.5 a week and let everyone know how I am NEVER to expect anymore hours from him. So I complained... I complained that he wouldn't allow me to ask for hours, etc. When Richard got in trouble, he fired me saying I was a sneak to go behind his back. I called the owner to let him know what he did... but unfortunately, Richard was never formerly punished.
So that's the short version of a year and a half ordeal. woot.
I suppose what happened bothers me more than I care to let on. Perhaps that is why I had such a vivid dream last night. For some reason, I dreamt that I went back to the card store and just started working. I went into the back room, which transformed into a combination of the offices from my old job at T.J. Maxx and an old house I haven't lived in for over 2 decades. Richard was there and when he saw me, he yelled at me, told me I didn't belong there, called me the usual names and chased me out of the place. Then as I am running away... I wake up. My hubby had already left for work by the time that I woke up and I'm glad he wasn't there. For some reason that dream really shook me up.
But why? I need to let go of this negative energy... or something. I have never been fired before... in fact I have always been praised as a great associate. So why should I let the opinions of a very negative, cruel man affect me so. He is on wife number 4 and both her children refuse to talk with him. When they visit their mum, he is not welcome. Richard had always said they never cared to get to know him... so I can't be the only one who didn't get along with him. I have seen him harass other associates who quit because they couldn't handle the pressure. Why didn't I just quit? Why the hell did I bother with going through all the pain to complain when it did no good? Why did it do no good? He has a countless history of harassing other co-workers.
I suppose it bothers me having someone dislike me so. To be honest though, it bothers me more that the owner did nothing to stop it...
Posted on 2010.10.27 at 18:37
Me Mood: amused
Today was a rather uneventful day. Spent most of it lounging in my bed, cuddled up with Jean Auel's novel, "Clan of the Cave Bear." I love that book and have probably read it a hundred times over.
I am often envious of writers like that... I wish I could/had the words to express myself in ways others would connect with whole-heartedly, but alas... I do not. That and I am just a wee bit too lazy to write out a full scale novel. Still though, one can dream...
It's raining right now where I am... I rather enjoy the rain (sometimes) and hearing it's pitter patter outside my window.
Currently watching, "Monty Python's Flying Circus." YAY for senseless humor... :D
Posted on 2010.10.26 at 18:37
Me Mood: YAY!
So my hubby Mike just landed a RAWKIN' programming job! *dances* He has been working forever toward landing a non-temp job and I am really REALLY happy for him! *dances again*
Now in celebration, he is taking me out for sushi! Yum!!
Oh and I stumbled on this video a while ago and think it's hilarious. When Mike and I finally buy a home (we've been looking for a wee bit) I am hoping to get another pet (probably a dog as my cat doesn't get along with other kitties). I can almost picture her having the same reaction as this cat. Oh if only kitties could talk...
Posted on 2010.10.25 at 17:27
Me Mood: amused
It has been QUITE a while since I've logged into livejournal. I admit... I have been sidetracked by the other blog sites. Over the years, the bulk of people I knew went to myspace and now they are on facebook.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy facebook... but it just isn't lj. I miss writing out various entries with various topics and hearing everyone's input.
So after 2 years, I gave my journal an overhaul and I am back. *sound the trumpets*
What will happen from here... I don't know. I am excited nonetheless though. :)
Psst, check out my art blog: TIF DOES ART
!! It features a slew of my artwork, exhibitions, etc, etc. If you don't have a blogger account, it is easy to make one!
Posted on 2008.10.02 at 20:56
Me Mood: okie.
It's fall in New England and the leaves are just beginning to change into vivid reds,golds and yellows. This has always been my favorite season and one I look forward to every year!
I have a cat, Pooka, and she loves to sit by the window everyday... normally she is calm and sits lazily across the sill getting down with her bad self, but during this season when the leaves fall the trees... she goes spastic. For those of you that don't know me, I own a cute but kinda crazy kitty. Anyhoo, she'll sit on that sill and try to bat at every leave that she sees fall from the trees. She gets so into it, the poor cat forgets there's a window blocking her and the outside and she always bumps her head against the pane everytime she gets too excited.
Being bored not doing the homework I ought to be doing at this very moment... hee... I came across this video about cats. I thought it was cute!
Posted on 2008.09.29 at 22:47
Me Mood: exhausted
Today has been a Tif SUCK day. I've been up since the wee hours of the morning and I'm just done. Started my student teaching, that was nifty actually! Loved being in the elementary skool. The rest of the day was just long. These 15+ hour skool days are beginning to get to me... I am tired and I require rest.
Hope the rest of u had better days!
Posted on 2008.09.25 at 21:36
Me Mood: All thoughtful like
Today was yet another day in the life of Tif. I had a HORRIBLE time trying to make a dress out of corrugated cardboard for my 3d class. Nothing seemed to go together AT all what I imagined it would be and the whole thing kept coming apart on me! *grumble* To make matter even worse, I also ended up burning my finger from the hot glue gun. I have a lovely blister at the end of my left pointer finger... who'd thunk that a silly glue gun could bring about such pain... I mean, those things are dangerous, darn it... heh. To be honest, all I am going for is a degree in Illustration. I don't see why making a bunch of crap out of cardboard helps with my degree in ANY way, but alas it is required and thus I am required to make said garment. I suppose it could be a lot worse and I am grateful to even have the opportunity to be in school.
Work was really slow and I must say I enjoyed EVERY second of it. I also got the approval from the store owner to close everyweek at 5:30 on saturday. YAY!!! I love small retail stores, not only do I NOT have to work on Sunday, I always have my Saturday night free!!
I am tired, school has me beat... I definetly overextended myself this semester, but it's alright... I only have 3 more months of this insanity!