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i have been busy painting Aug. 1st, 2009 @ 03:44 pm
i have really enjoyed making this series. i have 2 more of these in the works, and likely a lot more to come.

close ups and more under cutCollapse )

its not every day Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 12:53 pm
that you discover the gay boy you had a total crush on in high school is the cousin of a co-worker you have worked with for almost 7 years. and that it came about by having a small discussion about transitioning (as in sex change) and drag queens.
its a small world after all....

more lego fun Jul. 14th, 2009 @ 09:12 pm
this started off being another explorer ship and eventually turned into a war ship.

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yes yes. this is cross posted to my fb Jul. 9th, 2009 @ 11:56 pm
i just got done working on some paintings. i am trying to figure out what to do with a couple. the "base coat" looks WAY to good on one. it might have to be done, even though it is not what i originally envisioned. which would mean i have to start over on my vision for that one. k just got our new (to us) tv set up. 52" baby!!!! although i am having a bit of an emotional evening (not related to painting, nor the tv).

oh and here are a few of my paintings i forgot to post to my journal recently under hereCollapse )

Jul. 6th, 2009 @ 02:45 pm
crosses fingers

update: more finger crossing. the appraisal guy just left. big numbers big numbers no wammy. we will have to wait a couple days to find out.

paintings Jul. 4th, 2009 @ 02:41 pm

this is k's favorite painting from the bunch i have done somewhat recently

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more craft room musings Jun. 25th, 2009 @ 08:20 pm
galen needed a new way to get up to the window in my craft room. i wanted something more stylish than the ikea shelf thing we had up there before.

granted these are ikea brackets, but to our pleasant surprise our left over trex decking was the perfect thickness. i love the color, especially against the purple/plum wall color.

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The new(ish) dear prudie is a horrible columnist Jun. 24th, 2009 @ 06:56 pm

San Juan Islands, Wash.: About eight years ago, my husband and I decided to help two of his sisters—both single mothers—buy their own houses. We wrote up no official papers, had no formal date for being repaid. (Yes, I know now this was all a bad idea.) One of them paid us back several years ago. The other has never mentioned it. As I saw her become financially stable, her children grown and moved out of the house, I kept expecting her to bring up how she might begin to repay us. My husband refused to ask her about it, saying she'd bring it up when she was ready. After a couple of years of wondering, I finally wrote her a letter saying this uncomfortable matter was still between us and asking for us to talk about it. She responded by writing a letter only to my husband, saying she was surprised that the "private agreement" that existed between her and my husband of his "generous gift" might be causing him pain. My husband was angry that I had gone "behind his back" to write a letter to his sister. He says now that he has always hoped that one day she would "pay it forward" to another family member but that whatever she does is her own business. I feel like she --and he-- have cut me out of the discussion of what happens to our money($20,000!). What should I do?

Emily Yoffe: Yes, the original mistake was not clarifying the terms of the loan. Since enough time has gone by for your sister-in-law's children to have grown and left, even a low interest rate would be a nice return for you now. Your second mistake was taking action without your husband. This has backfired by making it his family against you. "Pay it forward" is a lovely idea, but it sounds as if your sister in-law just decided to stick with the "pay" portion of this aphorism and has no use for "forward" let alone paying it back. Given the high feelings, you should apologize to your husband and say you want to let the issue go for now. Then in a few months say to your husband you know you behaved inappropriately by writing to your sister-in-law, but you wanted to bring it up again with him to see if you both could get some recompense from his sister for your long ago and generous loan.

link to original post with 20 million other questions

what it looks like is husband GAVE his sister 20,000 behind his wifes back. "pay it forward" my ass, it does not sound like he mentioned any such thing to his sister and especially not to his wife.
prudie says the wife should apologize. nooooooo she shouldnt. sure she could start the conversation with her husband with an apology about writing the letter, but she needs then tell her husband that she feels he went behind her back in setting up an apparent "private agreement" with his sister. the sister seems to think it was a gift. if it was the couple has much bigger issues. assuming joint finances, it is just as much her money as her husbands. he does not have the right to give anyone that kind of money without her consent. if it was a loan and it was stated as such from the beginning, than he needs to discuss a repayment plan with his sister, without blaming the wife for anything.

good god Jun. 20th, 2009 @ 08:27 am
its people like this that give childfree people a bad name.link to post in a childfree community (this is not the one i actually belong to, which does not allow such rants)

so let me get this straight. you are in the waiting room at a doctors office. in a hallway outside this waiting room is a mother essentially playing tag with her toddler.you only know this because the door between the waiting room and the hallway is open due to the temperature. she is paying full attention to him. he is not screaming or being otherwise obnoxious. so... what the fuck is your fucking problem?

and nobody called them out on this. i am not a member so i cant comment.

Jun. 15th, 2009 @ 06:08 pm
an article about why one doctor continues to perform abortions after 2 life threatening attacks.
what the anti-choice people never talk about
of course if they did they would just say its punishment for their sins.
Other entries
» new lego action
k and i had a great lego date the other night. i built this lego explorerCollapse )
» (No Subject)
i am continually disappointed with the United States' inability to live up to our ideals.
» painting
painting i made forpenguin_racher

» female purity?
article about the myth of female purity i cant quite tell if this is a synopsis of the book or an intro to it.

i have never internalized in myself the things she mentions. i do, however, see them everywhere in society. i even fought these notions in my household growing up.
"boys are suppose to ask for it and girls are suppose to say no"
ummmm no!
yes i had my first sexual experience at a rather young age. to this day i still feel i was ready for a sexual relationship at that age. i have no regrets over it. i guess in that way i feel the same as the author of the book.

my sexuality has no baring on my morality. my religion (or lack thereof) has no baring on my morality. i try to do what is right and ethical, because it is right and ethical. i am a moral person because i try to act ethically and fairly and empathetically with people.
» bong on...
a couple weeks ago k and i were driving back from west seattle. we got stuck at the draw bridge and i snapped this gem on one of the supports.

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