November 1st, 2003

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Poem for Saturday

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I need help from a lawyer -- possibly someone with access to Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis databases -- to find a study on Collapse )

Thanks everyone for the good wishes re: the hamster. Kids being kids, they are now campaigning to get two gerbils (one per boy) to live in the cage, since everyone knows hamsters prefer to live alone but gerbils prefer to live in pairs.

New lotr100 challenge: cowardice. Go write!


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Wonderful Editorial

When Religious Beliefs Are the Enemy, found via julifolo in her journal here. "The Mormon Church. The Vatican. Islamic fundamentalists. They all use their 'deeply held religious beliefs' to bash gay people. Yet few dare call them bigots. Having helped lead the charge against the homophobic Dr. Laura, Frasier creator and activist David Lee is ready for his next battle." From The Advocate, November 11, 2003.

Oh, and why not; more true than not I suppose.

Red Rose
YOU ARE A RED ROSE!
You are a deeply passionate person - spunky and full of life. You crave excitement and attention, and you like to be the center of attention. You are a true extrovert and love the limelight - the more attention you get the happier you are. You are truly courageous to express yourself so openly and honestly, never fearing the outcome. But, more than anything, you are searching for love. True love or just a temporary fling - it doesn't matter to you - it's the rush of emotion that you crave. However, when you do find the one you are looking for you will love them with all your heart, forsaking all others, and all that desire and passion will be focused on your one true love. Yours is the bud of excitement, passion, life, and true love.
Congratulations!
What color Rose are you?
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Barbie Meta-spam

My Friends are doing this quiz. And, okay, fine, it's better than lactating:

Exotic Dancer
You're Exotic Dancer Barbie. You have some moves,
and will do anything for a few bucks. Take it
off girl, but keep it PG-13 please.
If You Were A Barbie, Which Messed Up Version Would You Be?
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Let's get serious! I'm already out of the closet as a shameless Barbie fan, so I might as well say...if I were Barbie I would not waste my time being fucked up. I'd be fabulous!

GuinevereScullyArwen
Elizabeth IMorgan Le FayGlinda


ETA: I own all of these but the Aragorn and Arwen set which I have on order. I also own Star Trek Barbie and Ken (who started the horror of my Barbie collecting as an adult, though I still have a Twist N' Turn in very good condition from childhood), the entire Wizard of Oz set, the retro Hollywood set, Fairy of the Forest and Fairy of the Garden, Mann's Chinese Theatre Barbie, a couple of holiday Barbies that I picked up very inexpensively after the holidays were over, an L.A. Dodgers Barbie, a retro red-haired bridal Barbie, Barbie as Glenn Close as Cruella Da Vil and a few others. I've never spent more than $50 on a doll and I've turned a lot over on eBay (Flamingo Barbie, Whispering Wind Barbie) that I bought on sale and sold so I could buy Barbies I really wanted.

And unfriend me if you must, but let me just add that it's too bad that Cher was marketed as "Cher" rather than "Barbie as Cher" even though she has Barbie's body, or her picture would be up there too.

My uncle tells me that there's a spread on The Return of the King in the New York Times Magazine tomorrow! Squee! Anyone want to scan and post it?