ceresi: (i don't feel so well)
For some reason, I've spent most of the past weekend reading books by Karen Traviss. They're Star Wars books and technically only one person dies but jesus fucking christ, they are the equivalent of injecting angst directly into your bloodstream. Why the fuck did I think it was a good idea to read these things?

I'm going to go marathon a bunch of episodes of The Clone Wars, since '3D-animated children's show' is about the highest level of complexity my emotionally defective self can handle. I swear, I wish I could just read books like a normal person, I used to do it all the time, but everytime I do these days I end up feeling gutted.

me me me

May. 20th, 2009 09:51 pm
ceresi: (omg!)
THE ANONYMOUS WRITING FEEDBACK MEME


LOL, what writing? I haven't written anything in ages! SPANK ME HARD, GUYS, I LIKE IT. :D

Also, wow, that embed is some seriously bad HTML. Why would you set the pre tag and then specify the typeface and color? And then nest your font tag and link anchor? :/
ceresi: (just this once)
An excerpt from the speech President Obama made at Notre Dame:

After all, I stand here today, as president and as an African-American, on the 55th anniversary of the day that the Supreme Court handed down the decision in Brown v. the Board of Education. Brown was of course the first major step in dismantling the separate but equal doctrine, but it would take a number of years and a nationwide movement to fully realize the dream of civil rights for all of God's children. There were freedom rides and lunch counters and Billy clubs, and there was also a Civil Rights Commission appointed by President Eisenhower. It was the 12 resolutions recommended by this commission that would ultimately become law in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

There were six members of the commission. It included five whites and one African-American; Democrats and Republicans; two Southern governors, the dean of a Southern law school, a Midwestern university president, and your own Father Ted Hesburgh, president of Notre Dame. They worked for two years, and at times, President Eisenhower had to intervene personally since no hotel or restaurant in the South would serve the black and white members of the commission together. Finally, when they reached an impasse in Louisiana, Father Ted flew them all to Notre Dame's retreat in Land O' Lakes, Wis., where they eventually overcame their differences and hammered out a final deal.

Years later, President Eisenhower asked Father Ted how on Earth he was able to broker an agreement between men of such different backgrounds and beliefs. And Father Ted simply said that during their first dinner in Wisconsin, they discovered that they were all fishermen. And so he quickly readied a boat for a twilight trip out on the lake. They fished, and they talked, and they changed the course of history.

I will not pretend that the challenges we face will be easy, or that the answers will come quickly, or that all our differences and divisions will fade happily away. Life is not that simple. It never has been.

But as you leave here today, remember the lessons of Cardinal Bernardin, of Father Hesburgh, of movements for change both large and small. Remember that each of us, endowed with the dignity possessed by all children of God, has the grace to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we all seek the same love of family and the same fulfillment of a life well-lived. Remember that in the end, we are all fishermen.
ceresi: (darkess)
So, things that suck:

cut for length and emo rambling )

Things that don't suck:

- Two paying jobs. At once. Admittedly one of them isn't paying yet, I need to talk to them and clear up this thing where they might be under the impression that I'm working for free, but the other is definitely paying. I've been saving up as much of my money as possible and I have my eye on moving out by next year. Whether or not that will happen is in the air; it took me almost two years to get my mom to move before, but I don't care if I have to leave all crap and my clothes and even my cat and computer, I am moving out. I hate living here so much it feels like drowning.

- Opening InDesign and creating a brand new file. Something about creating a grid system, thinking about the rest of the project and planning for it in concrete, measurable ways, sends chills up and down my arms.

- All of you. ♥♥♥
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I have been on a wild spending spree today. First, I bought a DW account (btw, am I the only person who always reads Dreamweaver when I see that?) (I'm Ceresi over there too, what, you didn't think I'd be original about it or anything, did you?) and then I bought [personal profile] copperbadge's book Nameless! Crazy.

Let's see if this crosspost works!

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