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Confessions - cellophane — LiveJournal
the story of an invisible girl
  1. I didn't go to work yesterday. I wasn't really sick... I think my actual virus went away awhile ago. I don't feel wobbly when I stand up, or achey, or swollen. But the after-affects are taking forever to go away -- they're almost as annoying as the darn cold was! All that junk that had taken over my sinuses is draining into my nose and chest, so I keep coughing and blowing my nose. Very early yesterday morning I awoke, barely able to breathe, in the middle of a terrific coughing fit that lasted like 15 minutes straight or something! Sheesh. Then it took me forever to fall back asleep. So when I woke up again (an hour after my alarm went off), I was exhausted. My chest was worn out from all that hacking. And I was about to be late for a meeting. It just didn't seem worth it to rush around and get ready for work. And I would have had to leave early for a stupid dentist appointment anyway. So I called in "sick" and slept until 1pm. It was nice having a day off...and I'm coughing a little less today.

  2. There is a new woman at work. Her name is Emily. Em-i-ly! I can't stop calling her Lisa. I don't know why... I don't know anybody who is named Lisa and looks like her. I guess somehow my brain thinks she's a Lisa though, and I can't break it of that habit. I've apologized, she's okay with it, and she's agreed to answer to Lisa until I finally get my brain straightened out.

  3. I voted for Kerry, and I'm bummed he didn't win. But I don't think he was going to be The Answer To All Our Problems or anything. He's just a politician. The whole "one man one woman" thing is a much bigger disappointment though.

  4. I ate a candy bar (Twix) for breakfast today, and drank a Diet Pepsi. And I wonder why I'm not losing weight!

  5. I stole 2 diet pepsi's from the conference last week. I still have them in my backpack.

  6. Well, that's all the confessions I can think of for now. At least, the ones I'm willing to tell you. (: Maybe I'll confess to more things later...
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hoshisabi From: hoshisabi Date: November 4th, 2004 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm really sad about proposal two passing.

I'm really sad that a state that voted for Kerry also voted that stupid thing in.

I'm disappointed that I'm right about the fact that a vote for Kerry doesn't automatically mean a vote against Proposal Two.

It was voted in with a 67% majority. That means twice as many people were for to it than there were people voting against it. That really really bothers me.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 4th, 2004 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah...the high percentage in particular is disturbing.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: November 4th, 2004 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I check the results of the one in Oregon, where they thought it had a chance, failed 57% to 43%.
matt_arnold From: matt_arnold Date: November 4th, 2004 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Many of those voting "yes" thought they were being asked what they mean when they use the word "marriage." Little did they suspect that it would also harm domestic parnterships / civil unions. Behold the power of definitions.
hoshisabi From: hoshisabi Date: November 4th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeh, it was the same power of convenient wording that let Proposal One get on the ballot in the first place.

I voted "NO" on proposal one. I figure that if my city wants the right to vote for gambling, then that's my city's right, not something that I need to ask the state for in the first place.

Give me a proposal that eliminated gambling in the state of michigan entirely, though, and heck, I'd vote for that.

I just didn't like proposal one because the big three casinos have effectively given themselves 100% legitamacy because there's words in the constitution about them. They're specifically excluded from the law now.

Nothing I voted for won in my state. My first time voting ever and well ... so it goes.
From: nicegeek Date: November 5th, 2004 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
It doesn't really come as much of a surprise for me; I think the issue is that there are two kinds of liberals who may have voted for Kerry:

  • The social liberals, who are concerned about civil rights issues; they're usually pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-drug legalization, and anti-"Homeland Security".

  • The fiscal liberals, who want to maximize wealth transfer from the rich to the poor through social entitlement programs (Social Security, Medicare, Welfare, etc), and business regulations (labor laws, unions, etc).

  • I'm a social liberal (as are many in Ann Arbor), but not a fiscal liberal. However, I suspect that the majority of Michigan Democratic voters are mainly fiscal liberals, particularly in the Detroit area. The people there tend to be working class, often union, but a lot of them are either Baptist or Catholic. Given that, it really isn't very surprising how the vote turned out.
    hoshisabi From: hoshisabi Date: November 5th, 2004 08:50 am (UTC) (Link)
    It's funny that you describe social liberal / fiscal conservative as a democrat, by the way. I always thought of myself as being just a weird republican for being a fiscal conservative / social liberal. Heh. Not that there's a tremendous amount of difference between republican / democrat other than the social/financial axes.

    Is about time that we had some other choices, perhaps.
    From: nicegeek Date: November 5th, 2004 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)
    Hmm...I don't think I actually said that a social liberal/fiscal conservative was a Democrat (though some probably are).

    The party that best fits the social liberal/fiscal conservative ideology is actually the Libertarian party (which is how I usually vote).
    From: davidp5382 Date: November 6th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)
    My understanding is that there was a time when fiscal conservative/social liberal was the platform of the Republican party. Basically, "out of your bedroom, out of your wallet".

    Now it seems we have to choose between our rights and our wallets. Sad that the majority doesn't have a problem with that. (if they even see it that way)
    _goodintentions From: _goodintentions Date: November 4th, 2004 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thank you for voting for Kerry. I think Bush is a moron. Personally, I'm for Nader... even there was no chance he'd ever win. I'm too young to vote anyways.

    You get sick a lot.
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    renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 4th, 2004 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks. I know exactly what you mean. Here's an icon with my whole face!
    lahabiel From: lahabiel Date: November 4th, 2004 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Te absolvo, cute-issimo.

    Say five Hail Mary's and give Lisa one of the cokes. Er, I mean, Emily. :P
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    From: nicegeek Date: November 4th, 2004 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
    All of the state court battles don't really concern me much; ultimately, this issue is going to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. That's why the election results concern me; there's a good chance that Bush will now be able to stock that court with judges who will uphold the idea that the state has a compelling interest in enforcing "morality".
    polaron From: polaron Date: November 4th, 2004 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
    1. I forgive you :)

    2. I forgive Lisa for thinking that her name's Emily. Mix-ups do happen ;)

    3. Right there with ya :((

    4. Is Diet Pepsi harmful to a diet goal ? Even with zero calories ? I ask because I'm starting to drink diet pop now...

    5. Is this the one in Colorado ? Airport security didn't confiscate them ? Mad ups to you !!

    6. I forgive you for waiting to confess some more ;))
    renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 5th, 2004 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)
    4. Well, diet pop is much better than regular pop, but water is healthier still. I'm told that excessive caffeine is bad for you (dehydrates you, so your body starts retaining water or some such), so de-caf diet is probably best for you.... but water remains better. (but I still like diet coke!)

    5. Yup, brought them all the way home from CO.
    behindthefool From: behindthefool Date: November 5th, 2004 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
    I ate a candy bar (Twix) for breakfast today, and drank a Diet Pepsi. And I wonder why I'm not losing weight!

    *look startled*

    You mean that doesn't work?

    *runs off to look for a new diet*

    renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 5th, 2004 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)
    haha! Wouldn't it be great if that WOULD work?
    jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: November 5th, 2004 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)

    I absolve you my friend.

    1. That sounds like a "sick day" illness to me.
    You may have contagious and staying home prevented you from infecting your coworkers!

    2. Kudos to Emily/Lisa for being tolerant, it always takes me a while to get peoples names.

    3. Hey you voted! IT made a difference in MI Kerry won.

    4. What happened to nutritionous cookies for breakfast?

    5. Stole how? Rescue from the snacks table is not stealing how were you supposed to know that you would not finish them at the conference?

    6. Confession is good for the soul and entertaining for the recipient.
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