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HAVE A PUPPY FOR YOUR TROUBLES



Sorry, actual friends, I realized my account looks weird when locked out of the important (LMAO) stuff

Sick
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My mom thinks I may have walking pneumonia. I did have a mysterious rash last week, then horrible coughing, my eyes are all messed up as well as my sinuses... whatever it is, I feel like crap. I'm already on antibiotics, though, so I should be fine. It just took forever for me to slow down and rest, and of course no one ever believes me when I'm sick, they expect me to keep doing stuff, social things, because being tired or feeling bad is no excuse. Finally got the bf to see how shitty I looked yesterday and he got worried.

 

The best thing is, I was on vacation for the last two weeks, but I'm due back at work tomorrow, and I already know my backup did nothing and I have shitton of work to do.

 

Oh, look at me whining on lj... I should stop.

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A book recommendation for ya'll.

This is my gift to you. They are awesome.



You can feel free to not like them, I'll just be very disappointed. I'm kidding. 

Or am I?


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How addicted to Twitter are you?

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ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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Seems I Am Not The Only One....
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Originally posted by morgandawn at Seems I Am Not The Only One....
......who feels the need to take a break from an increasingly dysfunctional relationship.

Black March - Thursday March 1st 2012 to Saturday March 31st 2012 With the continuing campaigns for internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites like Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film, and media companies' lobbyists. The only way is to hit them where it hurts. Their profit margins. March 2012 is the end of the First Quarter in economic reports world wide. Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine. Wait the four weeks to buy them in April: see a film later, etc... Holding out for just four weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media companies profits for the first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments world wide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action will give a statement of intent: "We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legislation that will censor the internet."
Original image and campaign source: reddit.

Edited to add my own thoughts (not part of the original reddit call for action) And if you do not feel like taking a total break and perhaps want just a trial separation or couple's counseling, then perhaps consider Black March Lite 2.0 = spend, but spend money on those content creators and independent retailers who came out against SOPA/PIPA.  And tell them why you're buying their products in March.  There are many of them.

And for those who favor the more targeted boycott, you can find info  here.  But no matter which,  you can participate and you can tailor your level of participation.  We have the tools, the will and the strength to take a stand.


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Black March - Thursday March 1st 2012 to Saturday March 31st 2012
With the continuing campaigns for internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites like Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film, and media companies' lobbyists.
The only way is to hit them where it hurts.
Their profit margins.
March 2012 is the end of the First Quarter in economic reports world wide.
Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine.
Wait the four weeks to buy them in April: see a film later, etc... Holding out for just four weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media companies profits for the first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments world wide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action will give a statement of intent:
"We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legislation that will censor the internet."
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I bought The Hunger Games last night and I finished it today. It was good, and moved fast enough to keep  me interested. It's not the best book ever, but I really did like it. Except the ending. If I bought a book that ended this abruptly and the second one wasn't already out, I would set something on fire.

Writer's Block: Friday, I’m in love with you
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Saturday.

I don't work and I don't visit relatives on that day, so I can get up late and just flop on the couch and watch movies/TV all day.
What is your favorite day of the week?

30 Covers, 30 Days
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Well, I thought I had no chance by now, but my novel got a cover for Day 19!

think I had an edge because of my region, because not many people from my region nominate themselves (I don't know how many, especially from my country). Anyway, I read my synopsis again and it looked pretty good, so different from what I actually wrote. I need to start making things happen. I have to win this time!



New York native Jon Contino is known for his unique illustration style which combines old and new world aesthetics into a modern, minimalist style. His work reveals the influences of historical New York, contemporary street art, and the lost art of hand-drawn lettering. He serves as a designer and consultant for brands large and small, and as co-founder and creative director of CXXVI Clothing Co. Jon recently won the ADC Young Guns award. 

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Writer's Block: It's payday!
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I would move to a nicer place. Not huge or too expensive, just nicer.

And believe it or not I already have planned the amount of money I would hand out among my friends and, of course, my family.

Also, shoes.
What would you do if you had a million dollars?

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