Dracil’s BlogJournal

January 26, 2009

Lunar New Year’s Eve

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 1:07 am

Went to check out the Flower Fair at Chinatown with Leqi.  It was actually kinda disappointing.  The nicest looking flowers from the distance were all fake.

Fairly crowded but not all that interesting.  Then we ended up eating at Great Eastern since it was close by.

January 25, 2009

Kids charged with child porn

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 12:46 am

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28679588/

The law is some wonderful stuff.  Some kids got charged with distributing and possessing child porn for taking pics of themselves and sending it to friends.

1) It’s interesting how kids are legally allowed (as in they can consent) to have sex as young as 16 in the US, but if they take pics/videos of themselves, that’s child porn and illegal.  But they can already consent right?

2) The whole point of child porn laws is to protect kids.  So yeah, let’s “protect” them by making them sex offenders for the rest of their lives.

3) There’s probably a crapload of self-made child porn on all those social networks.

4) America is nowhere near as strict with weapons as they are with sex.  They have this really unhealthy fascination with other people’s bedrooms.

January 24, 2009

Office move

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 1:56 am

Spent the day basically putting stuff in boxes and bags.  I actually had a lot of stuff to pack because of all the computers and equipment in the test lab.  On the other hand, that meant I didn’t have to clean the kitchen. :P It contained some pretty disgusting stuff, like really old coffee and stuff from 2004 or 2006.

Also got one of our office chairs for really cheap (they usually cost like $800-$1000)

January 23, 2009

Ievan Polkka

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 1:02 am

I’ve probably mentioned this in the past, but I’ve been listening to this song a lot on repeat again lately.  This song, in case you don’t know, was used for the infamous Loituma girl.  It’s one of those songs that I don’t get tired from.  This time though, I noticed that it felt very similar to another song, What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor which I learned in music class in elementary school (example).

On a related note, why is the official music video so sleazy?  :P (it’s also not the same as the original)

January 21, 2009

New place

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 11:58 pm

We went to check out the new office yesterday so we can figure out who gets what cubicle.  About half the size of our old place, which is big enough, since we were only really using half of the old space anyway.  Cubicles are much nicer.  People really like their window seats though.  I’m not a fan of glare.  :P

History is made

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 12:54 am

So Obama is now the president of the US.  I kept wondering if something like an attempted assassination might occur given how unique his circumstances are, but nothing like that happened so things are looking good.  Oddly though, stock markets seemed to have dropped today…

January 19, 2009

Holiday

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 12:58 pm

Holiday today.  Unfortunately I’m so used to waking up at a set time I can’t even sleep in.

Al Sharpton on Prop 8 and Churches

Filed under: christianity, Controversy, News, Politics, religion — dracil @ 2:05 am

Link

“It amazes me when I looked at California and saw churches that had nothing to say about police brutality, nothing to say when a young black boy was shot while he was wearing police handcuffs, nothing to say when the they overturned affirmative action, nothing to say when people were being delegated into poverty, yet they were organizing and mobilizing to stop consenting adults from choosing their life partners. There is something immoral and sick about using all of that power to not end brutality and poverty, but to break into people’s bedrooms and claim that God sent you.”

’nuff said.

January 18, 2009

Windy and Sam’s Wedding

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 2:58 am

Mmm…. so many people I have not seen since graduation.  AKA so many people whose faces or names I don’t remember.

So far, I don’t think there’s been any wedding I’ve been to where I haven’t helped out in some way, though this time it’s mostly ’cause I was with Joyce a lot of the time, and she needed to do a lot of helping out.  Unfortunately, she had to spend the entire reception photographing people.  =/

I’m not sure I would ever agree to that.  Too much stress, and you end up missing out on a lot.

Even then, I was introverted out by the end of the night.  Maybe it’s because I didn’t have as many close friends around.

Was lucky to get a ride home afterwards with some people who also live in SF.

January 16, 2009

Abortion Donuts

Filed under: christianity, Controversy, Politics, religion — dracil @ 11:27 pm

Krispy Kreme giving out abortion donuts for Inauguration Day

See anything wrong with this press release?

“Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is honoring American’s sense of pride and freedom of choice on Inauguration Day, by offering a free doughnut of choice to every customer on this historic day, Jan. 20. By doing so, participating Krispy Kreme stores nationwide are making an oath to tasty goodies — just another reminder of how oh-so-sweet ‘free’ can be.”

No?  Well apparently, the words “freedom of choice” is a no-no according to these anti-abortion people.

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