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15 June 2006 @ 12:06 pm

My auctions are not doing as well as I hoped and there's only about 5 hours left on a couple of them. I reeeeeally hope there's a last minute buyer since as it stands right now I'll probably make just a few dollars once ebay's and paypal's fees are taken out. They've all gotten a really good amount of hits and views but only one even has a bid.
25 May 2006 @ 02:52 pm
A critical vote is going down in Congress right now and we need to get phones ringing off the hook on Capitol Hill.

The House Judiciary Committee is beginning to "mark up" a good Net Neutrality bill at around 11am (EST) this morning. Then they're going to vote on whether to bring it to the full floor. Many in the Committee are being pressured by AT&T, Verizon and other major telcos to vote down the net neutrality provisions in this bipartisan bill.

Below are the people who need to hear from you. Urge them to support the Sensenbrenner-Conyers "Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act of 2006" (HR 5417) in the Judiciary Committee -- and to support it without amendment. (Saying without amendment is key as the telcos want to re-write it in a way that guts Internet freedom).

Marty Meehan (D-Mass. 5th)
Phone: (202) 225-3411

Howard Berman (D-Calif. 28th)
Phone: 202-225-4695

William Delahunt (D-Mass. 10th)
Phone: (202) 225-3111

Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas 18th)
Phone: (202) 225-3816

Bobby Scott (D-Va. 3rd)
Phone: (202) 225-8351

Chris Van Hollen (D-Md. 8th)
Phone: (202) 225-5341

Maxine Waters (D-Calif. 35th)
Phone: (202) 225-2201

Mel Watt (D-N.C. 12th)
Tel. (202) 225-1510

Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y. 9th)
Phone: (202) 225-6616

Robert Wexler (D-Fla. 19th)
phone: (202) 225-3001

Howard Coble (R-NC 6th)
phone: (202) 225-3065

Elton Gallegly (R-CA 24th)
phone: (202) 225-5811

Bob Goodlatte (R-VA 6th)
phone: (202) 225-5431

Steve Chabot (R-OH 5th)
phone: (202) 225-2216

Dan Lungren (R-CA 3rd)
phone: (202) 225-5716

William Jenkins (R-TN 1st)
phone: (202) 225-6356

John Hostettler (R-IN 8th)
phone: (202) 225-4636

Mark Green (R-WI 8th)
phone: (202) 225-5665

Ric Keller (R-FL 8th)
phone: (202) 225-2176
15 May 2006 @ 04:27 pm
You may have noticed the little link to the right on here that mentions getting paid to read emails. I've had some people ask me if it's legit, and I wrote out a little answer about it on a site called Helium Knowledge. You can read my answer here and find out more, if you want.
12 May 2006 @ 12:28 am

Save the Internet: Click here
10 May 2006 @ 02:49 am
I just listed a Marine teddy bear on ebay. I'm hoping it will provide me with a little bit of extra cash to put towards various debts until I finally find a new job. I've also got it set up so that part of the proceeds go to the Red Cross.
20 March 2006 @ 07:40 pm
Despite the bleak weather today, I made lemonade to celebrate the equinox.
23 February 2006 @ 05:01 pm

I am looking forward to spring so very much and I woke up with this idea in my head this morning – make freshly squeezed lemonade from scratch to celebrate spring when it arrives. I have no idea where it came from but I love it and decided immediately that I should add it to my 43things. I’ll make a nice icy cold pitcher to sip and enjoy.
It won’t be on the first nice spring day because there have been days like that already lulling me into a sense that winter should be over. Maybe on the equinox then…or when the first buds arrive on the trees. I’ll have to decide on a cue.

Want to join me?

20 February 2006 @ 11:41 am
I have not been spending enough time in nature for far too long and it has slowly been eating away at my insides. I instinctively know that doing so will cause the highest amount of depression and anxiety of course, but instincts have a way of being silenced by everyday flotsam.
I am ready for spring.
I want to be in the woods, lying on moss; smelling the ground, feeling the sun, hearing the wind and birds.
I forget too often how unabashedly happy that sort of thing makes me.
There were clothes lurking in hidden places, just waiting for their chance to pounce upon me.
Sooo, sorting out my wardrobe is going to be harder than I realized. I have even more clothes than I thought I did because there was a bin full hiding beneath a box of sewing and some blankets.
I’ve always had problems with too many clothes. I like fashion and clothing and having enough clothes to suit all my eclectic tastes and hobbies. And, for some reason, people like to give them to me; I’m like a Goodwill drop off point when it comes to clothes. It has become utterly ridiculous. I don’t know where to begin really. So far I’ve just done a quick look through while washing the massive amounts of backlog laundry.
I’ve filled up 2 plastic grocery bags worth of clothes to be given away, though, without really trying. I’m going to see if there’s a women’s shelter nearby for some of the nicer ones, and on the off chance I have anything sellable I’ll maybe try to get a few dollars out of it.
See more progress on: sort out my wardrobe
27 January 2006 @ 04:24 pm

I’m drinking more water than I was before but I’m still not drinking remotely enough. I think I can feel the effects, though. I seem to not feel as bad, my skin seems less dry, and I haven’t had as many problems with my eyes feeling dry. I’m wondering if it’s why my hair looks healthier as well.
I think the goal of “drink more water” is too vague though and I need to give myself an attainable one so I’ll stick to it better. So I’m marking this goal as done and replacing it with drink at least 1 liter of water a day. I’ll up that to 2 and then to 3 when I feel ready.

See more progress on: drink more water