September 11th, 2009
Interesting read... pretty scary.
It's amazing how much we've evolved both socially and globally, to say that fifty years ago being gay meant prison and punishment. We may often meet people in our daily lives that dislike or even hate homosexuals, but it's quite the difference between being glared at angrily... and being chemically castrated by what society agrees is wrong...
Progress may be slow, but it's progress, nonetheless...http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/09/11/alan.turing.petition.apology/index.html
June 25th, 2009
Hi everyone, need some help here...
I had read on someone's LJ a while back about a web site tool that allowed you to upload an image from your computer and it would search the image and give you history on the file, IE if the image was from a book or magazine or artist. I cannot for the life of me remember that tool, but I want to get a badge commissioned at AC and I'd like to know a bit more about the history of a certain image I use, mainly my LJ icon that's my default I have listed for this post... I've been using that image to represent me for years now, but I have no idea where I found it or it's history...
Any help, much appreciated...!
June 11th, 2009
... have you ever ran...?
Ran so hard that all you could do was feel the thrust of your legs, the pulse of your chest, the pant of your breath... ran so hard you knew you could never stop because stopping was when you actually felt the pain, actually felt the wear. Avoiding what would come was what made you push harder to go further, to stay in motion forever, perpetual.
Some days I feel like I am just in constant motion... and eventually, I'll have to stop...
May 26th, 2009
I don't post enough, and I need to start to get involved back in my old circles. I've slowed down my WoW playing a whole lot, trying to get out more and need to reconnect again w/ people I used to actually see a lot. I actually follow everyone's LJ on here and read up on your lives... I just don't sit and type much up.
SO, for my need to connect and be 'out there' without too much thought...
Send me a hello if you wanna be a twit with me... I've already found some of you LOL...http://twitter.com/draecho
December 4th, 2008
I filled the tank of my Acura yesterday, the entire tank bone dry was 26.00$ flat...! AND that's for premium which my car needs. Over the summer I was dumping in roughly 60$ per tank fill on a good week. WOW, I guess the world economy falling apart has a silver lining after all...
November 5th, 2008
I haven't posted much in a long time but I just have to post today.
Congratulations, President Obama!
Now, that being said... let me step back for a moment of Devil's Advocacy. Simply put, as I read LJ's and watch TV... I see a whole lot of sore winners. People basically coming out and attacking Jon McCain on a personal level because he basically didn't win. People gloating, bragging and spewing words and text who have no real place to say anything at all.
Keep a couple things in perspective. Firstly, Jon McCain was an actual war hero. Not a fighter pilot who never flew in combat like our current, sitting president... but a man who spent not weeks, not months but YEARS in a POW camp. That is quite an amazing thing for him to have gotten through, made it out and kept himself and his life together well enough to actually run for President of the United States. This is something I doubt I could handle happening to me, and honestly I don't know many people who could do this. Especially people I know who get depressed because they have a job they dislike or people who are single and not doing a lot about it or people who can't afford a new game system they don't need anyway. A whole lot of people I know get depressed over a whole lot of nothing, myself included...
Secondly, I really can't say I saw anywhere near the mud slinging during this election I saw four years, eight years, twelve years ago. This was a very clean campaign over all, it had it's moments but overall... not a lot of slander.
So, that's my small rant. Take it as you will. I wanted Obama, I think he has the better policies. I didn't vote for him because he is young... or because he's African American. If it was a character race between two men I feel McCain has more of that from what he has lived through... to be honest, I don't know a whole lot about Barack Obama because he IS so young. I am hopeful, I want change to make this country better... and Obama's speech was in my mind truly inspirational.
But any way you slice it, America is at the point we either need to delivery or surrender.
A lot of hope, here...
July 17th, 2008
I know I've been somewhat MIA and I haven't posted much, I need to write up a super long serious deep thought sexy post, but for now.. I really need to get to the Jedi Gym to get my skillz going...
April 15th, 2008
I haven't had much to say this winter, and I'm sure many people simply just couldn't care less at this point as to what I do have to say....
Sometimes. Just sometimes I just don't know what to do....
February 26th, 2008
Totally awesome little tool to make your own Dragon, happily stolen from explorer_fam
off the link HERE
Not QUITE what I look like, but still very cute and at least the colors sorta work tee hee...
February 23rd, 2008
My server in World of Warcraft has been down the entire night pretty much. In that span of time, I've managed to:
- Do my Taxes.
- Clean the Kitchen.
- File Lose Bank Statements into New Year Folders in my Filing Cabinet.
- Put Random stuff away.
- Take out Trash.
- Write Here.
I am starting to wonder if my loss of motivation and productivity is somehow related to the time I spend playing that game.