I Just Don't Know

Should I go to Vienna in the first or second half of June? Should I move away to be with my partner in September, or stay in Montreal? How long should I spend in Toronto this spring? I just can't decide. It's my lack of Y-chromosome, I think.

Fortunately, for me, there is help.

Women, call Senator Napoli for any decision you have to make. The phone numbers for the entire South Dakota senate can be found here.



Fucking theiving fuckers with no sense of fucking social responsibility or idea that someone else might have fucking NEEDED THAT AND IT WASN'T JUST THERE FOR THE FUCKING TAKING. FUCK!!!

On a completely unrelated note, I came home from doing laundry to find a twisted U-lock in an otherwise empty stretch of fence where my bicycle used to be.


Small Businesses?

I think small businesses are better than big ones. I think they're better for communities, better for individuals, better for a competitive market (which is the only remotely acceptable way to do capitalism) and better for the public purse.

That said, I also agree with this critique by Maia of Capitalism Bad, Tree Pretty.

It all comes down to this:

we can never trust the owners of business to act in the interests of anything but their bottom line, no matter how socially conscious they are, no matter how much they're part of our community, no matter how much they're providing a service we want.


Non-Daily Link, Monday

The best thing I've read today, hands down, is Flea's dream Feminist Acres. I don't think anyone who has ever worked for an activist or non-profit, left-wing organization can possibly fail to relate.

It's so nice to have tangible proof that I'm not the only one, though. It's such a horrible feeling, to look around and realize the struggle you and your organization and possibly your future family have to go through, and to know that if you just gave up on a few of those principles it would all be so much easier. To just sit down and think to yourself "You know what? Fuck it! I don't *care* about being environmentally friendly, or vegetarian, or any of that. I'm gonna do it. I'm just gonna stop caring." And then you get that sick feeling in your stomach when you realise that you can't stop caring, that you won't stop caring, and that the cost to your soul of living like you don't care is even greater than the cost of living with your principles.

So you get back up and trudge on, questioning your every motivation to see if it's one you can live with, not buying things that would make your life easier because you don't know whose life you'd be making harder by doing so. Noticing things that no one else seems to notice, like the fact that 90% of what gets sold in the front of drug stores is completely useless, and 90% of that is marketed exclusively to women.

Bloody hell. I'm sick of living in Feminist Acres.


If Everyone Lived Like Me

According to the Earth Day Footprint Quiz, I use up 4.4 hectares. While this is only half as much space as the average Canadian uses, it's still considerably more than the 1.8 biologically productive hectares per person that the Earth can provide.

What this means is that if everyone lived like me, we would need 2.4 Earths to sustain us.

Would my readers care to take the quiz and tell me how much more than their fair share they use?

Who am I?

Despite taking the test with an eye towards getting BSG, my true colours showed through. It would appear that this is where I belong:

You scored as Enterprise D (Star Trek). You have high ideals and know in your heart that humanity will continue to evolve in a better people. No matter what may happen, you have faith in human beings. A rare quality. Now if only the Borg would quit assimilating people.

Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Moya (Farscape)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


Serenity (Firefly)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics)
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You know, I've been rewatching this series lately (I hadn't seen any since it ended lo, those many years ago) and I'm amazed at how closely my principles match those of Jean-Luc Picard. Here I thought they would have been shaped by my parents or my school or my classmates, but no. It was the TV show my family and I watched religiously throughout my childhood.