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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009
11:02 am - Mama Sloane


(And it's Purple, because my mom loves purple)

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
10:51 pm - This explains a lot

Your results:
You are An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Deanna Troi
Will Riker
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
Jean-Luc Picard
Beverly Crusher
Geordi LaForge
Mr. Scott
Mr. Sulu
Since your accomplishments are seldom noticed,
and you are rarely thought of, you are expendable.
That doesn't mean your job isn't important but if you
were in Star Trek you would be killed off in the first
episode you appeared in.

Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Test

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Monday, May 25th, 2009
4:36 pm - On Notice!

I haven't posted much lately. I've been distracted by life, by my relationship, by work and by my newest love - improv.

And while I'm happier than ever, I'm also heavier than ever.

So today , publically, I'm putting my ass on notice

current mood: Motivated

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Monday, April 27th, 2009
7:33 am - Happy Anniversary Honey

current mood: loved

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
4:11 pm - Lost
I crap my chap stick

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
5:24 pm - I am a dork

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Thursday, January 29th, 2009

William Mitchel Hulquist
1.28.09 at 2:50pm
7 lbs 4 oz

Congrats Sarah and Wayne!

current mood: jubilant

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Monday, January 12th, 2009
10:27 am - Seattle Parks
I don't intend to make this an entire year of wedding posts, but I just need to rant.

The Bathhouse at Golden Gardens was $80/hr when I first looked it up (a week ago).  Now it's $150/hr with an 8 hour minimum.
Plus you have to pay $20/hr for a parks employee to be on-site the entire time. Not just the length of the your event, but the entire 8 hours.

Oh, and THEY DON'T DO ANYTHING. They're just there to supervise and, I can only assume, eat your food.

So the site just went from $850 to $1600 in just over a week.

current mood: crazy

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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
7:48 pm - Oh, by the way....
Erik proposed on Christmas. We're getting married.

current mood: happy

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Sunday, December 21st, 2008
4:50 pm - Adventures on Fal Out Widowdom
Yesterdays exchange:

A: You just got addicted to Med-X
E: Honey, It happens


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Thursday, December 18th, 2008
1:05 pm
<-------------Giving Credit Suisse a Slow Clap


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Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
10:45 am - ATTN: GEARHEAD1

Seriously, What the fuck!?

Today I googled for a fence quote in seattle and the first link I tried took me to a general contractor's site here
Yeah, check it out - It's Trevor Stirkins.

current mood: nostalgic

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Monday, December 8th, 2008
9:57 am - Disturbed (Milk Spoilers) - Why are you making me feel sympathy for Dan White?
This weekend Erik and I joined Brandon for a late showing of Milk, the biopic of Harvey Milk, the first opening gay man to be elected to office (as San Fran City Supervisor). I had been happily anticipating the film.

I was a bit let down. Not due to the plot, or any of the acting, but ironically, by the depiction of Dan White, the disgruntled city supervisor that assassinated Harvey MIlk and the mayor of San Francisco.

Why was the depiction distrubing? was it the raw emotion of a man on the edge? was it seeing a person struggle with his own demons and taking it out on innocent colleages?

No. It was not that, becasue that wasn't in the film. Instead, writer Dustin Lance Black and director Gus Van Sant chose to marginalize that aspect of the story. While Dan White was shown to be frustrated, they chose to simplify him by attributing his frustration on his borderline anti-gay believes and interaction with Milk. Even going so far as to infer in one scene Milk that White may even have been a closeted homeosexual.

But at the same time, there was no mention that Dan White's campaign manager was openingly gay. Or that Dan White supported Milk's agenda, including many gay issues, up until the time at which Milk voted for an issue that White was against. Or that after this vote, White then invited Milk to his son's christening - a point the film depicts as happening prior to this fall out.

I guess it just felt like the film made it out that Milk was killed by White becasue he was gay. And I'm not sure that is accurate, or as simple a reasoning. 

My feelings come on the heels of an anti-gay op-ed piece that ran in the UW's The Daily. Erik forwarded me an email from a solcialist organization that linked to the peice and gave info on their protest of it. In addition, Dan Savage wrote on The Stranger's Slog about the irrational peice that equated gay marriage with incest and beastiality (stupid arguments, although not entirely new).
When I heard about this I felt outraged.

What both failed to mention was the fact that that article ran beside another op-ed piece that argued for gay marriage. So it was less of a stand alone homophobic peice than the open discussion of two conflicting points.

When I learned this I was even more outraeged. I felt lied to.

And I guess that's how I felt about Dan White in the film Milk. I felt that by marginalizing the way in which Harvey Milk was assassinated, it undercut the story. When it is such an inspirational story that should be told, and Milk was an inspirational hero that should be remembered.

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
1:55 pm - What not to wear
When I was younger I spent hours getting ready in the morning, and I stil felt like I was ftoo at and ugly. Now I spend 5 minutes getting ready, and I feel fine about myself.

Today I'm wearing Erik's assemblage 23 t-shirt and hoodie. This outfit adds 150 pounds, but it's confortable.

Fuck it.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
4:09 pm

If I were to open a pub, do you think I could get a business licence for "Bar Ackobama"?

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Monday, November 10th, 2008
12:55 pm - Improv and Compliments
Last night I went to the Jet City 201 & 301Student Showcase that my former classmates Jon and Ilias were performing in.

Turns out several of the 201 students were also in the physicality worshop I took last month. After the show, when we were at the bar celebrating the show, a few of them said I was really good and they thought I was really funny. One guy even said I was one of the best in class.

It's always nice to hear stuff like that, especially since I'm my own worst critic.

It's strange how I spent all this time (childhood) secretly wanting people to think I was funny and now when someone tells me they think I am, I feel like they can't possibly be telling the truth.

Anyways, may have a few new members of our troupe soon. Crosses Fingers.

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
2:16 pm - For those standing in hours long lines to vote today

A special Treat

Your Welcome.

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
2:58 pm - The Mortgage Crisis

I've heard a lot of suggestions for helping folks stuck in too high home payments for homes and loans that they probably shouldn't have gotten in the first place.

I've heard some say the banks should renegotiate the loans to reduce the principal to current makret value. I'm not sure that i agree with this, but it's more me being bitter that others would received this and I and others who didn't get themselves in this situation would have to help pay for it.

I've heard some say that their interest rates should be lowered.
This sounds ok, but I'm not entirely clear on what effects it could have and need to learn more.

What I haven't heard is anyone saying to make their loan terms longer, like turn their 30 year in to a 45 year. Wouldn't that help lower their monthly payments AND protect the banks from losing money?
Wouldn't that allow people to stay in their home?

Is there a reason why that isn't possible?

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
4:29 pm - R.I.P.
Erik's Attention to Me  4/27/06 - 10/28/08

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Friday, October 24th, 2008
3:51 pm - BURNED!
This morning I found a dollar in my purse and made note, in case there was an event to spend said dollar.

Cut to Lunch, when I stepped outside my local Safeway to find a man selling Real Change. I normally don't buy, but today I decided to use that dollar for good.

Cut to a minute ago, when I realized that Real Change was from three weeks ago..... so nothing in it is interesting or current.... I feel cheated our of legitimate homelessness news.

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