Friday, September 29, 2006

I Can NOT Believe THIS!!!

wow.. so the congress just passed a bill taking AWAY Habaes Corpus Rights... UnFUCKINGbelieveable! I am so pissed! I can not believe what kind of a legislature we have right now and the audacity of this administration to so boldly demand that they get to do anything they want! This makes me want to drop everything, move back to the mainland and start throwing rocks at bush until he dies or has to leave office.

From Democracy Now! check it out:

On Capitol Hill, the Senate has agreed to give President Bush extraordinary power to detain and try prisoners in the so-called war on terror. The editors of the New York Times described the law as tyrannical. They said its passage marks a low point in American democracy and that it is our generation’s version of the Alien and Sedition Acts. The legislation strips detainees of the right to file habeas corpus petitions to challenge their own detention or treatment. It gives the president the power to indefinitely detain anyone it deems to have provided material support to anti-U.S. hostilities. Secret and coerced evidence could be used to try detainees held in U.S. military prisons. The bill also immunizes U.S. officials from prosecution for torturing detainees who the military and the CIA captured before the end of last year.

The Senate passed the measure sixty five to thirty four. Twelve Democrats joined the Republican majority. The House passed virtually the same legislation on Wednesday. Legal groups, including the Center for Constitutional Rights, are already preparing to challenge the constitutionality of the law in court.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

New Friends, New Photos..

On of my new friends, Jorge, from school sent me a link to his flickr page... it's got some really fun stuff! I wanted to just show a couple of pics, but I couldn't get them to save right. So here's a link!

Jorge gave me a link to his friend Gurugo too.. he's got killer pics as well!


A storm in a teacup, one of too many last frontiers. (re)Creating the universe, its movements, its bursts, its texture and its flow in a bowl. The universe carefully hidden and strategically pulverised in your cupboard and across carton containers and long-necked bottles. Powdered stardust for soup, fluid wind for refreshment, constellations for seasoning.

The "Fluid" series consists of close-up shots of un- dissolved/stable/expected/tenable liquid concotions, with specks of spice: tomato sauce, orange juice, milk, turmeric, chocolate sauce, wine

to name but a few.

Friday, September 22, 2006


So I've been the center of quite the whirlwind of stuff since school started. I am REALLY enjoying all of my classes, but it's definitely been a strain trying to work full time and go to school full time. On the other hand, I've never felt more motivated to get shit done. For the first tme really - I'm actually doing all of my homework.. I'm actually reading the books, taking notes on my own, and doing it right when I get home from work (mostly cause that's the only time I have - I really have no time to put it off). It feels strangely good.
Maybe not so strangely when I think about how I'm really interested in all parts of the subject. Having to be in the clinic from the beginning is awesome. It puts every class I'm taking into perspective. There is none of the wondering about what the hell some class is for, or when will I ever be using any of this crap.. cause I'm in there and I'm being shown how much I don't know, then I sit in class learning all about all the stuff I needed the other day... How great is that?? It's so practical!
I wanted to do a big post on all of this stuff earlier, but as my brain hasn't really been needed too much in the last three years since I graduated and started my job, it got quite the shock and made me want to do nothing but sleep while I was mildly freaking out about being able to get everything done for class, AND be able to sit at my job all day long (getting some shit done), AND get some exercise, AND get to hang out with Dave (which (thankfully or not) hasn't had the chance to really be added into the equation yet since he's on top of Haleakala frantically getting HIS shit taken care of..). So by now most (if not all) of anyone who actually reads this thing, knows that Dave and I each bought cars.. (..whoa..) it's been VERY helpful reducing the stress of school and work for me, although I really miss the bragging rights I got for not owning a car for 3 years. This decision was also partially induced by the recent visit of my cousins (Erin, Aren, and Tanner) - they got jobs.. and will be moving here.. and will most likely be buying a house that Dave and I will be helping them out with.. possibly on the windward side! So if that is going to be our new reality in a couple of months, we needed a way to get around.. welcome to adult life. I say that cause it kind of felt that way. Like I was acknowledging a new level of personal responsibility (while poking at a more comfortable responsibility having to do with NOT having a car and buying oil and gas and all that...). It's still feeling a little strange.
But I have my first 'real' test tomorrow morning, so I'll see how much I've learned (about traditional chinese medicine, anyway).

Monday, September 11, 2006

Slot Canyons

I love slot canyon pics! And since Jesse, Dave, and I will be heading out the the southwest (Utah.. maybe a bit of AZ) in a month - hopefully the pic taking skillz we (mostly Dave and Jesse) have honed will pay off big (for me)!!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006


I took a personality test:

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Stability |||||||||| 33%
Orderliness |||||||||| 40%
Accommodation |||||||||||||| 56%
Interdependence |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Intellectual |||||||||||||||| 70%
Mystical |||||||||||| 43%
Artistic |||||| 30%
Religious |||| 16%
Hedonism |||||||||||||| 56%
Materialism |||||| 30%
Narcissism |||||||||||||| 56%
Adventurousness |||||||||||||||| 63%
Work ethic |||||||||||||| 56%
Self absorbed |||||||||||| 43%
Conflict seeking |||||||||||||||| 70%
Need to dominate |||||||||||| 50%
Romantic |||||||||||||||| 63%
Avoidant |||||| 30%
Anti-authority |||||||||||||||| 70%
Wealth || 10%
Dependency |||||||||||| 43%
Change averse |||||| 30%
Cautiousness |||||||||||||||| 63%
Individuality |||||||||||||||| 63%
Sexuality |||||||||||||||| 70%
Peter pan complex |||||||||||||| 56%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Physical Fitness |||||||||||||||| 64%
Histrionic |||||||||||||||| 70%
Paranoia |||||||||||| 50%
Vanity |||||||||||||||| 63%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Female cliche |||||||||||| 50%
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Sunday, September 3, 2006

I'm a Schoolgirl!

So I had my orientation Friday for Tai Hsuan (World Medicine Institute) and my first day of classes yesterday!! It was great fun to get back in a classroom and even more wiggle inducing to start learning about acupuncture. I had Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with James and Point Location with Jud. Good stuff. I learned all the names and locations of the points of the lung meridian - which I quickly put to practice on DnA last night at their BBQ!