Tuesday, October 25, 2005


I got a little craft-happy today.  I seldom have any sort of halloween decoration, other than a pumpkin, but this year I wanted a ghost.  So I went to the fabric store and got a couple yards of cheap cotton (because the only old bedsheets I have have flowers or designs on them, and that just doesn't look right on any self-respecting ghost).  With that, an old bath towel, some twigs for arms, and a bunch of twine, I made a decent ghost.

The hard part was getting onto the roof in order to throw a weighted bit of twine over a high tree branch.  Then I hoisted the thing up.  It's a little funny-looking with a lumpy, lopsided head, but I like it. 

... in this town we call home, everyone hail to the pumpkin song...

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Hooray for Halloween

I got a couple new Bratz dolls. A friend of mine says they're little hoochie dolls, and apparently her opinion is shared by many, but I think they're cute.

I also got some new shoes that are supposed to be really comfy, but they dig in just so.  Really starts to hurt after a while.  I suppose it's just matter of breaking them in, but I dunno which will break in first, the shoes or my feet.

I watched a marathon of World's Scariest Places today.  They equip people with cameras and things and send them into haunted places at night.  Good stuff.  Who knows how much of it is faked or real, but I really get a kick out of those sorts of shows.  There used to be several shows like that a few years ago, but then 9/11 happened and they were all cancelled.  I guess they figured people didn't want to see anything scary anymore.  Hmph.

I got a pumpkin! It's sitting outside, looking very orange. I hope no one smashes it.

Friday, October 14, 2005


The moon is bright and mostly full.  The air is cool.  I went for a walk and an opossum crossed my path.  And I'm sad.

A friend of mine is having to close her great bdsm-related journal site (a journal that made me feel I knew her before I even met her) for fear of government intrusion that could make her lose her job.  It's not the cause of the quotes in my previous post, but it's the same reason. 

Oh, I wish, I wish it wasn't like this.  I wish we lived in a world where we were truly free to pursue happiness, wherever we found it.  Even if I had millions of dollars, enough to make any fantasy come true, I would still have to live in fear and total secrecy because my interests aren't American enough, or religious enough, or politically correct enough, or mainstream enough, or hetero enough, or whatever reason anyone could have for judging another person and limiting his or her personal freedom.  Even limiting the freedom to express oneself.  It makes one feel so powerless.

Here's an image they can't censor.

Thursday, October 6, 2005

Feeling My Oats

What a strange expression that is.

Anyway, I feel great today. It's very fallish outside and the windchimes have been tinkling all day. I love the sound of dead leaves skittering across the ground.

Got some good, personal news. My sister finally got to check out her house in New Orleans. Aside from a couple missing shingles, it was completely unharmed. That's pretty lucky. Well, the driveway gate was damaged, but that was from a National Guard truck accidentally backing into it.

The wind just picked up again :shivers of delight:

Quotes of the day:
"Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master." -- Pravin Lal

"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -- Thomas Jefferson