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anybody have HBO?|
Looking to get the upcoming Tom Hanks 13 part mini series about the war in the Pacific. Anyone?
thoughts and prayesr? RIP AJ "eddie"|
RIP my dear AJ.
Amy J Ingram, sylum clan's "Eddie" from Empire Records, died in a fire this past sunday early. Please keep "Lockheed the dragon" (mary) and her daughter in your thoughts and prayers. Mary's father also died in the fire. The house is a total loss.
*iz a sad alliegator, indeed*.
Current Mood: sad
squidge land is back, bb|
http://squidge.org - which includes WWoMB and the various archives is BACK! And fast than before. Walter is a god! The verizon tech snuck away with the job half done. So Walter finished it, did more work on it, and... here we are. So, folk, go forth and archive read.
If anyone sent me anything in the last 3 days to any of my squidge addresses (squidge.org, snirt.us, vermande.us) please resend it.
If you can't set a good example, at least serve as a horrible warning.
Current Mood: working
Tags: rl, squidge
fwd:A biblical Affirmation of Homosexuality|
Very interesting letter, bears passing around. Please go to the website and read it.
A Biblical Affirmation of Homosexuality
Shortly after I had gone from the seminary to my first pastorate in 1948, Louise invited my wife, Anna Marie, and me to have Sunday dinner with her family. She has been one of our dearest friends ever since. Recently, during one of the many visits we have had since then she said to me “My brother hates God because God made him gay, and he knows he is going to hell, and I do, too, for that is what the Bible says.” At that time I had only some suppositions - quite negative - about homosexuality and had never thought it needed study. But her words made me want to know as much as I could learn.</p>
When I began reading I soon realized things about myself I now deplore: I was ignorant of the many facts about homosexuality and what the Bible says about it. Yet, without facts, I had pre-judged it; I was prejudiced. With little thought I had read into the Bible what I presumed it ought to say instead of reading out of it what it did say. My idea of not needing to study the subject was pure anti-intellectualism. I am now grateful to God that He led me to study.
I read some two score books, most by eminent sociologists, psychologists and theologians. Then I wrote this letter to Louise, reflecting what I have come to believe is the truth about homosexuality, what the Bible says and what God wants us to think and do about it.
Now I want others to study seriously this matter of such importance to many lives and many churches and denominations. I asked for and received Louise’s permission to share her letter with others. I pray it may be helpful.
Bruce W. Lowe, January 2002
fwd: bilerico project - african-american transgendered history article|
1954 African-American Transwomen
1954 Black History As Seen Through Magazines
PSA for all of you! read more at the journal of your choice -
08:20 am - PSA: "Can I talk to you?" troll
If you have recently received a random message or contact from an unknown person containing text similar to the title, it may be a troll. His name seems to be Paul Melville Austin, but he uses a variety of pseudonyms, including Paul Benjamn Austin (also just plain Paul Austin) and Paul Sebastian Williams, to harass users and gain attention for himself. He seems to have accounts on both LiveJournal and Dreamwidth under the names of australianchild, bullenemu, colemancharlott and tyne_wear but may have others. He is also known to use some non-journal nicknames and have multiple email addresses.
Got BossBoss finally to contact me. We do restart next week. He's JUST NOW getting around to calling people. So, looks like I'll start back on the 12th. Wish it would be the 14th, though :-( Not really looking forward to the 20mile one way drive every day again. Been spoiled the last 2months *G* Plus that is a Very Annoying Drive, trust me. All for minimum wage. At least it's a job.
Which leads me to...
I have an interview tonight at 8pm over at the chursh across the street. Janitor job. It's PT, and I'd work it with my regular job. Cross your fingers for me? Can't get any closer! LOL! Still minimum wage, but no transport costs. Work on my own. Then, can cut back on the short hours/long drive on the 1st job. Really, min wage, 4hrs,20mpg,20 miles. Math does not work real well there.
Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! Happy Saint David's Day!|
Blackadder : Have you ever been to Wales Baldrick?
Baldrick : No, but I've often thought I'd like to.
Blackadder : Well don't, it's a ghastly place. Huge gangs of tough sinewy men roam the valleys terrorizing people with their close-harmony singing. You need half a pint of phlegm in your throat just to pronounce the place names. Never ask for directions in Wales Baldrick,you'll be washing spit out of your hair for a fortnight.
*Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! Happy Saint David's Day!*
Current Mood: busy
Andrew Koenig's body found :-(|
I dentured my dog!|
human rights FAIL, please read and go to link|
Uganda: Rights Not Repression
| Gay Ugandans may be sentenced to death if legislation being debated right now passes.|
High level international condemnation has just pushed the President to send the bill for review, but Ugandan allies say only a worldwide outcry could tip Parliamentarians away from discrimination, alarming them with global isolation.
go to the link for more info and to sign the petition
Tags: human rightsfail, wtf?
votes for Blue Gillespie|
FYI - that is Gareth David-Lloyd's (Ianto from torchwood) band.
Current Mood: accomplished
pictures of snow|
a tiny bit of what I photo'd this morning. Took them at around 7am, that's why the color is a bit off. Sunrise was not for another 20mins.
(temporary, i hope) good bye|
Since I have had less than no luck trying to arrange even a loan for meds, let alone living expenses for the next month, I have to let things go. My internet is due, and I can not afford it. So that will be going.
I am freaking out as to how I am going to get mine and Zenaru's meds for the next month ($300, just for his - I'll just deal without mine).
I really don't know what to do right now. That bond is going to take at least 6weeks.
I hope to be able to check mails. If not, I'll see you all when I see you.
Current Mood: distressed
asking a Huge favor|
I have been angsting over this for sometime now, and am just going to ask/statement things here.
I am in desperate need of a small loan. $1000. Loan, not hand out. My unemployment got denied.
Here's the deal, I restart work March 12. I have a savings bond from 1979, which is worth a couple thousand $$. Which I can not easily cash (it's in hubby's name, he has no ID, I have power of attorney, but need a special seal before cashing it). The bond is going to take 6-8weeks to process, assuming *someone* will certify the POA properly (banks that can do it will not, because I have no accounts with them)Obviously, work won't pay until around the end of March.
That bond was going to be filler money for needed things like...oh... food, medicine, utility bills, heat.... I got it figured to $1000 until I get back to work/start to get paid.
If someone knows someone/somehow I can *borrow* from, legitimately, I am willing to pay some interest.
My credit sucks, so equity (which I have 100% of in my house - yeah PAID IN FULL!) and cash loans is not an option. I have tried that peer-to-peer lending scheme, too. I have exhausted all local help avenues (no children, Zenaru being disabled, but not legally, means no help at all- plus, I own my own home).
Money would be paid back ASAP upon cashing in the bond, and/or when I get back to work or get unemployment.
I know with so much else in the world going on, this may seem like to much to ask, but I am asking.
Alternately, if anyone on my list works for a company which can do an embossed notary/certification of my POA, that would help. It'd still be a month + before I got the money, but it would help.
All replies will be screened. And this post will be public. if you'd rather, my personal email address is tamy at squdige.org
Current Mood: worried
21 years ago tonight, Zenaru and I got enganged in Dallas, Texas.
His family said we'd never make it 3 years. HA!
crossposting - a good you can do|
these are not my words - I am just rying to do what I can to help out!!! from http://rm.livejournal.com/1761634.html
britgeekgrrl</span>'s husband has been battling cancer for a couple of years now. Sadly, that battle is almost over and sooner than was expected. If you've ever lost a loved-one you know that death-related expenses can be massive, even when choosing the most affordable and simple options, as is the case here. Cremation and associated costs are expected to run about $1,400 and it's just not in a budget that thought the timeline on this was going to run for several more months. As kshandra notes in her own post on the subject, we're "also hoping to cover Johanna's day-to-day expenses for a while as she sadly does not qualify for Family Medical Leave Act coverage and only has about 45 hours of PTO available to her at work."
I've known britgeekgrrl online for years and have met her at cons (she is a costumer and, as I put it, of the Whoniverse (a fandom, it's worth noting, that has led to a lot of discussions around here about the connection between death and hope)), although I've never had the pleasure of meeting her husband. I've watched her struggle with the little bullshit life deals all of us and figure it out, and then, sadly have to rise to this particular set of events with dignity and focus in conditions where it would be hard for anyone to have either.
There's not much we can really do for other people, and all of us wind up with our own set of circumstances, but I really believe -- I have to believe -- that there's service and value each in seeing people in, through, and out of this life, even if we don't have children, even if we never have to tend to a loved-one near the end.
So this is me asking for a favor, not just because britgeekgrrl and her husband need your help so that the end of their time together isn't focused on funereal financial worries, but because in a awful situation this is a good you can do even if death is not just a tragic thing, but an ordinary thing.
So, if you've got and money to spare, and I know many of us don't in this economy and this season, please PayPal a little bit to email@example.com Please select Gift (under Personal) under transaction to reduce the Paypal fee situation. Boosting the signal is also welcome.
I would very much like her to be able to stop worrying about the financial aspect of at least the cremation today, and I believe we can make that happen.</p>
I found last years christmas/winter holiday cards (hand made by some amish girls, very pretty and generic). So, I got some to send. anyone? email me at tamy at squidge.org Because a lot of my populli mail is not getting to me. That's about as Holiday-ie I am going to get.
Current Mood: tired
Tags: rl, xmas cards
Shows I tried, gave up on & a vague update (sylum at the end)|
So, in case no one remembers, my DVR got fried (despite batter backup and TWO surge suppresors) during a power outage. So, I dug out my trusty old VCR. Took another month to find it's remote (why no, I've not unpacked everything from the 8yr ago move, let alone the 3 subsequent moves).
I have come to the conclusion VCRs are annoying. As such, I never get around to that convinient one-click to watch, pause, tape while watching.
So, I now, officially, give up! All I am going to make an effort to view is Castle, Criminal Minds and the Mentalist. After last weeks Mentalist, I am a little hesitant, too.
Which leave sme giving up all CSI's, House (I'll catch on USA later), NCIS (watch when I can), Numb3rs. All go bye bye.
I tired Supernatural, guys. I really did. The 2 I sort of followed, I got lost in. Maybe if I say from ep1, it would make more sense. I'll keep reading the crossover fics, though.
Maybe if I get my DVR fixed (iffy, at best), a new DVr (at $300, not likely) or a real internet connection that allows DL at a real limit per day, I will get back into them. Most DL are at least 350mg, and I have a daily DL limit of 350mg PER DAY. And they are failry arbitary on the hourly time. If I go over, they lock up my account for 24hrs. No warning, they just do. At that point, it's quicker for me to get on my dial up connection to get email. For this, I pay $90 a month!! I HATE hughesNet. Right now, that hate goes towards the wifi peole who promised to be in out here by summer, then by early fal, now, the emails bounce. Oh, any my utter loathing of Time Warner right now, too. Spring we were promised by summer. I will dump all my satellite in a heartbeat, if they'd just haul their asses out here (no, they are doing new line IN AMISH AREAS! fucktards).
So, maybe I am just a little angry and depressed right now. :-/ I am SO looking forward to my 2.5 months off work. Even if it means penny pinching, more than I do now. Re-evaluate some things. Because, I have no time for rp even a silly old alliegator right now. and that makes me sad. Makes me sadder to think about having to drop it totally.
Current Mood: discontent
Tags: rl, tv shows
In Flander's Field
by John McCrae
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead.
Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved and now we lie,
In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw,
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us, who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow,
In Flanders Fields.
Current Mood: melancholy
Tags: honor your veteran's
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