My life feels all disorganised and argh. This is, I suspect, in large part because my flat is an unholy mess. I’ve been meaning to clean this weekend, but when I switched on the boiler yesterday, it quickly became apparent that there was something wrong. Normally, even in the coldest dead of winter, it takes an hour, max, to heat the water up to near-boiling. This time? Not so much. Three hours later, it was still tepid at best — warm enough that I can tell it’s doing something, too cold to take a shower with or do the dishes. And so i should call my landlady, except I need to clean first, before she comes out, because I can’t let her see the flat like this. O HELLO CATCH-22! *headdesk*

(Okay, I’ve been clearing up at least, and dusting and stuff, and will do the dishes by boiling water in the kettle, but it’s gonna take a while, and I’ve not been able to take a shower in two days now. I normally shower twice a day, so now I feel icky like whoa.)

In happier news, Gerard Way needs to be my secret gay boyfriend. (Starting at the 0:57 mark.) No, seriously. (Around the 1:50 mark especially.)

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

So Jerry Falwell is dead. I can't find it in myself to be happy about anyone's death, even his, but I'm very glad there's now one less loud, hateful bigot who thinks I'm a subhuman being who should just die and go to hell in the world.

Having said that, the fact that Phelps is planning to picket Falwell's funeral1 fills me with an unholy glee. Every time I think about it, I can't help but giggle. The phrase "HA-ha!" comes to mind. The only thing that could make this better is if pro-gay organisations end up counter-picketing -- after all, Phelps is picketing the funeral because of the one time Falwell exhibited a shred of actual decency (and when the man who blamed 9/11 on queers and feminists calls you a hater2, that's really bad), and because he claims Falwell was a "fag-enabler", and really, taking the high road and getting to watch the entire right wingnut collective squirm and/or brainsplodey would so be the cherry on this cake. :D

1 I'm taking this link from other blogs's context links, and assuming that page does say something about the picketing plans. Amusingly enough, it's blocked from work because of "racism, hate". For once, the content filter is sort of on my side, heh.

2 I can't seem to find the exact Falwell quote after Phelps's picketing of Matthew Sheppard's funeral, so if anyone does have it, share?

bubosquared: (coffee)
( Oct. 17th, 2006 11:10 am)

How not to get help from a call center: hang up every time you're put on hold for ten goddamn seconds.
How to confuse the fuck out of a call center agent: call in just as the fucktard above hung up, thus making me think I was taking said fucktard off hold when instead I was picking up a new call (for a different client, too. Gah.) Not this guy's fault, but still. My poor head!

This Joe Geeling story, and specifically the way the media seems to be covering it, is bugging me for reasosn I can't quite put into words, augh. The BBC story isn't too bad, but the version in the Metro (which I can't find on their website) opens, and I quote: "A teenager who murdered an 11-year-old boy because he rejected his sexual advances was jailed for life yesterday." The BBC also mentions the "rejection of sexual advances" bit, andit just ... it bothers me, because it strikes me that they'd not be writing this if the victim'd been a girl. Maybe I'm wrong about this--I have no rational explanation here, just a sense of bugging.

(Of course, in the case of the Metro article, there's just sloppy writing going on in general. "Detectives have suggested Hamer picked Joe because he was an easy target -- someone who 'in many ways was his polar opposite' at school." How the hell does being popular make you an easy target? Gah.)

And on a lighter note: Cavalcade of Cats. Favourites include: IraKitty, ShowerCat, ScaryKitten, and of course MoonCat.

bubosquared: (Default)
( Oct. 5th, 2006 02:07 pm)

Co-worker:”I just had Mr [Y] on the phone and he said to 'ive my love to Sofie.'” \o/ Yay for customer appreciation!

Game yesterday was fun, and that's all I'nm saying about this as certain people on my flist aren't supposed to know about what we do. :D

And now for something completely different, a variation on that gay rights meme, via [livejournal.com profile] telesilla:

Apparently someone would like to know who really believes in gay rights on Livejournal. So if you see this, please post a story about something you did to demonstrate your commitment to gay rights.

I don't know that I can really pinpoint any one incident, to be honest. (I often have this problem when asked for an example of something on the spot. Stupid brain.) Being out would count a little, I think, and voting for a pro-queer rights party, and marching in Pride, but I've been lucky enough to never have had to actively fight or stand up for queer rights, myself.

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (lesbian)
( Oct. 5th, 2006 02:07 pm)

Co-worker:"I just had Mr [Y] on the phone and he said to 'ive my love to Sofie.'" \o/ Yay for customer appreciation!

Game yesterday was fun, and that's all I'nm saying about this as certain people on my flist aren't supposed to know about what we do. :D

And now for something completely different, a variation on that gay rights meme, via [livejournal.com profile] telesilla:

Apparently someone would like to know who really believes in gay rights on Livejournal. So if you see this, please post a story about something you did to demonstrate your commitment to gay rights.

I don't know that I can really pinpoint any one incident, to be honest. (I often have this problem when asked for an example of something on the spot. Stupid brain.) Being out would count a little, I think, and voting for a pro-queer rights party, and marching in Pride, but I've been lucky enough to never have had to actively fight or stand up for queer rights, myself.

bubosquared: (work)
( Jun. 23rd, 2006 03:47 pm)

It's finally Friday! Have a random poll to celebrate! )

I'm probably not going to go to Pride tomorrow. I'm in a shitty mood, I need to clean and stuff, and between last weekend and next weekend I'm going to get more than my share of groups-of-people experience for the month, so yeah. Plus, wasn't looking forward to trekking all the way up to Glasgow, frankly.

bubosquared: (rpg)
( Apr. 25th, 2006 11:45 am)

Okay, first of all: Whoa, Collin!

Secondly, Sir Ian is so totally my Big Gay Hero, man.

And thirdly, some quotes from last night's game:

Melle: I've got an axe, a knife, light armour, a Hell Mace, a Gauntlet, a shortbow, a spell ring, a Talisman, ...
Ben: [sings] ... and a partridge in a pear tree.

Dave (GM, as the squad's "read guard" redshirts): "They're all chaos mutations! Let's kill 'em all, lads!"
Ben: You think our lot are brave enough for that?
Dave: "Let's go tell the boss, lads!"
Ben: That's more like it.

And then Ben, who was party leader this week, managed to kill off all but one of our redshirt squad. Well, that'll save me the trouble next week, I suppose.

bubosquared: (bored)
( Sep. 9th, 2005 11:29 am)

I broke my Education for All wristband just now, and I can't find out where to get a new one. Fuckstick!

Sobored. Help.

bubosquared: (belgian in scotland)
( Aug. 22nd, 2005 03:10 pm)

Anyone want to join me to go and see this? I'm not fussy about the times, just suggest something. :)

bubosquared: (ramblin' mind)
( Aug. 19th, 2005 01:12 pm)

Dear Abby: <3!

Dear Kayne West: <3!

Music Meme )

Another meme:
1. Go here.
2. Pass it on. My answers.  )

bubosquared: (que?)
( Jul. 6th, 2005 12:49 pm)

So I got sucked into Big Brother, and--What? Shut up, there is boycrushing and cuddling and I COULDN'T HELP IT OKAY? *sobs in shame* Anyway. Moving on, for those of you not in the UK, and those of you in the UK who haven't been sucked in by Big Brother, last weekend we saw the first actual Live Sex In The BB House. Or rather, Live And Unprotected Sex In The Hot Tub.

Now, if I were one of the other housemates, I would be pitching a fit and demanding the hot tub be emptied, sanitised, and neither of the guilty parties allowed in it again, but then I'm a bit paranoid about STIs. But that's not the worst of it. Yesterday, the woman was being a big ol' drama queen and crying because ... wait for it ... she thinks she's pregnant. In fact, she's more than 90% sure she is, despite the fact that, less than three days after the actual sex, even if fertilisation occured, it wouldn't have implanted yet, and ARGH. Oh, and then she was talking about not telling the father, because that's going to work so well when you've just blubbered over it ad nauseum to several million viewers.

*facepalm* *headdesk*

God Hates Stupid Homophobes!
Another rant from your neighborhood [livejournal.com profile] angry_biscuit click here

bubosquared: (geek)
( Jun. 29th, 2005 01:25 pm)

First things first: Yay Canada for legalising same-sex marriage! Whooo! *throws confetti on Canadians on her friendslist*

So I'm still tagging old entries (a year and a half left to go, gah), and um. How come no one killed me for spamming in early 2002? No, seriously. I'm annoying myself, here. That said, I'm amusing myself by coming up with random tags like "inappropriate lusting" and "unfortunate gryffindor tendencies". Ehehehe.

bubosquared: (pimpin')
( Jun. 25th, 2005 09:20 pm)

I'm having a clothing dilemma, and I need your help. I'm going out to Ocean Pride, and I'll be wearing the top you can sort of see in this picture. It's vynil, and shiny. :) I can either wear vinyl trousers with it, but those are going to get sticky when I start sweating, and because they're older, they're much less shiny than the top, and I fear that might be too much vinyl. They are, however, really sexy and form-fitting. The other option is to wear my jeans, which are less form-fitting, but much more practical.

[Poll #520161]

[ETA] I feel I should note, at this point, that another reason to go for the sexier trousers would be that when I called my parents on Thursday, my dad broadly implied I should go and pull tonight. Um. Not that I don't appreciate the support, of course, but it can be taken too far. Heh.[/ETA]

bubosquared: (coffee)
( Jun. 25th, 2005 05:25 pm)

Pride was fun. I put on sunblock this morning in what I thought would turn out to be a fit of misguided optimism, but only put it on my arms and legs (and on my head, heh), and forgot that in a spagetti-strap top and with this haircut, my shoulders and the back of my neck would also be exposed. Sunburn = owie.

Going to take a nap and give my feet a rest before going out tonight.

bubosquared: (ramblin' mind)
( Jun. 24th, 2005 11:32 pm)

Today, I cut [livejournal.com profile] yonmei's hair. It turned out pretty well, though I did have a moment of dread when I saw exactly how much hair was coming off. But she seemed happy with it, so there you go.

Meeting up with [livejournal.com profile] yonmei and [livejournal.com profile] elance for pre-Pride breakfast tomorrow morning, thus taking away any excuse I may have had to forget eating and end up fainting like last time I went to a march. I'm not happy about the weather forecasts, but I'm stubbornly going to wear shorts and my "I prefer girls" top anyway. If all goes well, I should have time after the march to nip home and change into something more goth-y before going to whatever club/dancing thingie is on.

That is, assuming my leg doesn't start acting weird again. Not sure what I did to it earlier today, but as I got off the bus, it hurt to walk, and I kept thinking my hip was partially dislocated or something. O_o (Note: I'm a hypochondriac. I know it's probably impossible to actually dislocate one's hip and still walk on it, but still. Paranoid, that's me.) The leg feels better after a lie-down and a nice hot bath, though.

bubosquared: (political)
( Jun. 19th, 2005 11:37 pm)

Oooh, next week is Pride already, yay!

bubosquared: (ramblin' mind)
( Jun. 15th, 2005 01:58 pm)

Fannish Link of the Day

Snape fans on my friends list may want to avoid clicking this link, in which [livejournal.com profile] alicambs brings up a number of really good points about Snape. I've also spotted a bunch of interesting threads in the comments, but I've not had a chance to actively read through and comment yet, myself.

Political ramblings

I was going to just drop this link and walk off shaking my head, because [livejournal.com profile] caribbeanblue's done a great job of pointing out the ridiculousness of the whole thing. Then I remembered an article I read once about this sort of thing. This was a UK-based "camp", and only for guys, so there wasn't any of the "Put on a bra and shave your legs and armpits, you HIPPIE LESBIAN FREAK!" stuff, but on the other hand, I distinctly remember rules about tight trousers (forbidden!), jewelry (ditto) and "certain kinds of music, such as ABBA, Queen, the Pet Shop Boys, and Cher" (VERBOTEN!).

It'd all be so fucking hilarious if only I could forget these people are seriously for real, and people enroll in these brainwashing programs because they've somehow been convinced that being queer will send them to hell, or that it is, at the very least, a mental disease they need to be cured of.

In light of that, there's this:

"We put warning labels on cigarette packs because we know that smoking takes one to two years off the average life span, yet we 'celebrate' a lifestyle that we know spreads every kind of sexually transmitted disease and takes at least 20 years off the average life span according to the 2005 issue of the revered scientific journal Psychological Reports," Rev. Bill Banuchi, executive director of the New York Christian Coalition told the Mid Hudson News.

Now, first of all, sex spreads every type of sexually transmittable disease. Gay sex, straight sex, threesomes, orgies, any unprotected sex can and will spready every type of STD. That's why they're called STDs! Yeah, anal sex increases the risk of infections, but not all m/m couples have anal sex, and anal sex is not only had by queer people. Consider, for random example, the number of girls who have only anal sex so they can be virgins on their wedding night!

I don't know where how trustworthy the 20 years claim is, but even if that's a reputable publication, ditto study, and actually what the study claims/concludes, I still want to know what other factors play a role there. The stress of having to live in a world with bigots like the good Reverend Banuchi, for example, is sure to knock more than a few years off my life expectancy.

And as something of a sidenote, I actually think those warning labels on cigarette packs are ridiculous, too. We know smoking is bad for us, people, we don't call them "cancer sticks" for nothing. Has anyone ever really started smoking because they thought it was good for them? It's not that we don't know, it's that we don't want to kno, because we don't think that kinda stuff happens to us, only to other people, and all the warning labels in the world won't stop that.

Er, yeah, speaking of cancer sticks ...

I'm trying to quit smoking (er, again), so if I act twitchy and nervous and overly productive and talkative this week, that'll be why.

bubosquared: (political)
( Jun. 8th, 2005 11:59 am)

[livejournal.com profile] krazycat tagged me, so here, have a meme. )

Tag six other people to take this meme.

Hm, let's see, who hasn't taken this yet ... [livejournal.com profile] babyofthegroup, [livejournal.com profile] carelessmemory, [livejournal.com profile] deepsix, [livejournal.com profile] elance, [livejournal.com profile] jamaisneutral, and [livejournal.com profile] ruby_fruit.

Another meme, cut for image. )

The current User Friendly storyline (starting here) is amusing me greatly because it rings so true. (I had to deal with pretty much exactly that for three years, remember, and yes, people do indeed act like that.)

In less amusing news, and the reason for the use of my politics icon*, Didier Reynders can bite me. As I ranted at poor [livejournal.com profile] jamaisneutral:

WTF? "Evaluate" gay marriages? Why? I just. I can't even fucking articulate how pissed off I am. The bloody CD&V is in favour, for fuck's sake, but Mr Reynders has to go and be a fucknuggety twat and ARGH!

The CD&V is the Christian centre-rightish party, for the non-Belgians amongst you. Reynders is supposed to be a liberal. And his nonsense about public opinion and queer couples adopting is bad enough, but I can't even read his "We should evaluate same-sex marriage" statement without seeing red, spluttering incoherently, and failing to make any sort of sense. Maybe once I've calmed down I'll be able to formulate a proper rant, but for now, you'll just have to imagine my primal scream.

Fucking hell.

* Which randomly reminds me, with 100 icon slots, I probably need Even More New Icons, and new and improved versions of the older ones. Something to ponder. Need to burn the images I have on my home computer to disk for use at work, I think.

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