March 10th, 2001

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This pisses me off.

First of all, the officer didn't know what was happening. Second of all, it's none of the departments business. Third,and most importantly, I don't think the woman violated any laws.

Once again, after the elections, Florida is proving it's self to be a back water, inbred, hick state.
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Owww!!!

I was playing my dij at the park, and someone accidently backed into me, ending with me bashing my lip on the dij... It's already swelling, and hurts to play. A little ice, and I'll be back in form in a couple days.
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Animal deaths...

What is good... What is bad...

I am all for killing animals for food. Cattle, pigs, sheep, rabbit's, etc. And then having the skins to use for clothing. I am against killing animals just for their skins, like with minks.

A news reports that has me wondering...

A couple reasons I was a bad race car drive was I had no regard for my own life, but at the same time I loved my car. I would take extreme risks, which are unacceptable, but I was afraid of taking little risks because I love my car. You have to be able to wreck a car, get up and tell yourself, it was just a car, get into the next one, and race some more. I was willing to take risks that would end up with me dead (if I'm dead, I don't care about the car), but not willing to take little risks that would just cause dents and scratchs (like bump drafting).

I read that two dogs have died in this years Iditarod. While it upsets me that these dogs needlessly died, I am left wondering what the racers mentality is. Are they upset at losing a loved pet, or like in car racing, do they just view the animals as tools to an end. I would hope the truely love the dogs, but if so, why would they be willing to drive them till they die for a race?

This also has me wishing I had a yard so I could have a dog...
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As I sit here nursing my lip, and reading news (the UK have the best news sites, I'm finding), I catching up on the Mouth-And-Foot thing...

As people are breaking the rules, and going where they shouldn't, and they are transporting infected carcasses through previously uninfect areas to get them to rendering plants... I just hope that if this was a human illness they would manage this far better. Jobs and money are being lost here, in a major way. Peoples freedom being robbed, and yet all the measures seem extreme and half-assed at the same time.

They don't what people in the country side, yet the Dueen goes to a horse race, and governement officials are found jogging where they shouldn't be. And the driving infected carcasses in trucks reportedly for grain (with air vents, and this can be spread via the air), through non-infected areas.

As the global economy grows, it might be hoove (pun fully intended) livestock raisers and health services to study this. If we can not contain a fast spreading disease, like this, which affects animal that are generally fenced in. What happens when a terrorist uses germ warfare and infects humans that are not fenced in? Also, are their better ways of segrigating animals to prevent this from happening, and better emergency responses to help prevent the spread.

Finally, if you know your animals are just going to be destroyed, what incentive do people have to reporting an outbreak? While there is always a risk of it being exploited, but are the farmers being reimbursed for their loses? If not, the meat is still good in these livestock, they may try to keep their mouth shut, and try to find someway to proffit from what they have instead of deal with a total lose.

I've read some reports that the virus is treatable, and the meat is still good, but you get "diminished meat and milk production", and other reports that it kills the young, and others comparing it to Mad Cow Disease. I don't know a lot about the ilness, but it does distress me greatly that the people in power seem to be violating common sense and the law at their own convenience, and more needless bovine deaths will result from it, which will take money from even more farmers, and restrict Britton's movement even more.
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New years resolutions, two years running...

These were my goals for last year... I still haven't done them. I'll get their eventually...


  • Learn to scuba dive. I got a resort license in Cozumel. I want the real thing. Being able to float, weightless, not worried about your lungs burning from the lack of oxygen. Totally at peace. It's magical.
  • Surf. This is probably silly, as I (after many years of trying) really suck at skate boarding, but something about the mystic is calling me.
  • Learn Spanish. I learned it in middle school, and quickly lost it. given that I seem to be going south of the boarder a couple time a year, it might come in handy.
  • Improve and expand on my musical *cough* skills *cough*.
  • Get the RK Lazer surgery... You have no idea how happy it would make me to wake in the morning and see. To not have the pain of contacts, or the burden of glasses.
  • Art weekends... I would like to have a couple weekends where I get friends together, get drunk or high or trip if you like, and we paint, do poems, scuplt, sing, whatever. Just good friends letting their creative juices flow.
  • Camping... I don't do enough camping.
  • Adventure... Just lighting out to points unknown.
  • Meet new people, make new friends. Ditch some of my social anxiety. I need to just remember, they will either like me or they won't, and hiding or not being myself won't get me far.
  • Burnig Man... Last year, I went through every emotion I knew, and I few that were new to me. Left there on a manic high that lasted a couple months. I learned to live, to let go, and that there really are a lot of good people out there.


I probably won't get most of them done, but they seem worthy goals.

And I leave you with another tune I just learned on the bass..

Love and Luck:

Better days are in the cards I feel
Feel it in the changin' wind
I feel it when I glide

So talk to me I'll listen to your story
I've been around enough to know
That there's more than meets the eye

Everybody needs a little good luck charm
A little gris gris keeps you safe from harm
Rub yours on me, and I'll rub mine on you
Luckiest couple on the avenue

Chorus:
With a little love and luck
You will get by
With a little love and luck
We'll take the sky
In this mangled modern world
You've got to try
Try a little love and luck
And you'll get by

Mysteries don't ever try to solve them
We're just players in a game
And no one's keeping score

So have your fun
Go ahead and tell your story
Find yourself a lover
Who will glue you to the floor

Everybody needs a little good luck charm
A little gris-gris keeps you safe from harm
Rub yours on me, and I'll rub mine on you
Luckiest couple on the avenue

Chorus:
With a little love and luck
You will get by
With a little love and luck
We'll take the sky
In this mangled modern world
We've got to try
Try a little love and luck
And you'll get by

Kole Sere, Kole Sere
Kole Sere, Kole Sere
Kole Sere, Kole Sere
Kole Sere, Kole Sere

Chorus:
With a little love and luck
You will get by
With a little love and luck
We'll take the sky
In this mangled modern world
You've got to try
Try a little love and luck
And you'll get by

Kole Sere, Kole Sere
Kole Sere, Kole Sere
Kole Sere, Kole Sere
Kole Sere, Kole Sere

With a little love and luck
You will get by
With a little love and luck
We'll take the sky
Love and luck, oh yes
We will get by

Ha ha ha ha...


I've got the sun, my good luck charm, and an urge to party.. Dangerous things are about to happen, but damn, it'll be fun. :-)
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One for Amber, our resident Napster lover.

Amber... When your gettin' down, and all jiggy with Napster, does that damn cat ever take off it's headphones? ;)


Take It Back

Open season on the open seas and
Captain says no prisoners please
Skull and crossbones on a background of black
We ain't stealin' we're just takin' back

Chorus:
We ain't stealin' we're just takin' back
Very simple plan of attack
It's our job and a labor of love
Take it home to the up above
We ain't stealin' we're just takin' back
Very simple statement of fact
Call it pillage or call it plunder
We're takin' it back from them boys down under

Hit us hard, took our treasure
That was the worst thing they could do
It will be our great pleasure
To take it back from that Captain Kangaroo

Yo ho ho, and a bottle of suds
It's a pirates fight we choose
No we don't want a bucket of blood
Just a cup is all we could use
Just a cup

The sails are up and the bets are down
Let's lighten up this harbor town
By hook or crook or new design
We're streakin' for that finish line

Chorus:
We ain't stealin' we're just takin' back
Very simple plan of attack
It's our job and a labor of love
Take it home to the up above
We ain't stealin' we're just takin' back
Very simple statement of fact
Call it pillage or call it plunder
We're takin' it back from them boys down under

-- Spoken:
>"We ask ourselves when we get in a fix
What would Popeye do in a tight spot like this
He'd race for his true love and easily win it
In an old spinach can with a mast stuck in it"


Lift us up, take us high
Time to let our spirits fly
Lift us up, take us high
Let us sail until we die

Lift us up, take us high
Let us float above the foam
Let our sails fill the sky
We are takin' our sweet treasure home

Take it back
We're takin' it baaaaaaaack
Take it back!