ecto_gammat: ([fas] does it do any other tricks?)
Remember this post?

Well, I finally did it.

pics below )

I am so ridiculously happy it's not even funny.
ecto_gammat: ([gits] ensnare the violent)


Title: the buildings stand electric

Notes: Unfortunately, both my author and my pinch hitter had to drop out due to personal reasons, so there is no accompanying fic. This was originally posted here.

Tracklisting:
01 - Where Does This Ocean Go / Ilaria Graziano
02 - Pulling The Rug / Imelda May
03 - I Don't Like You / Electric Six
04 - Highway Song / System Of A Down
05 - Sleepless Nights Alone / Still Remains
06 - Professional Victim / Bullets & Octane
07 - Slow Burn / Atreyu
08 - Pitchblack / The 69 Eyes
09 - I Choose / The Offspring
10 - Run Home / Priestess
11 - Fox On The Run / Ace Frehley
12 - Everything's Everything / HorrorPops
13 - The Greatest Sounds / Riding The Low

Links
Stream on 8tracks

dropbox: .zip & .rar
mediafire: .zip & .rar
ecto_gammat: ([awe] tusks to splinter skulls;)
I have a hat! And after three years, I've finally found a good, simple pattern for this yarn.


ignore the toilet


ignore my face

Made from this pattern (Ravelry link)
ecto_gammat: ([st] - you can break nothing i)
So I just need to share this.

I'm sick. I've got something called idiopathic intracranial hypertension. This causes chronic daily headaches (not joking about this; I've had a headache since 5 Feb 2011... that's 879 days of the same fucking headache) and horrific migraine attacks that can mimic strokes. I've also got several mental health conditions that require constant monitoring by medical professionals and medication. 

Y'know what I take every day?


image



There's seven prescription medications in those 24 pills. That's not counting the four vitamins I'm out of (two pills each), my birth control pill, my allergy pills that I really only need in the spring and fall (two), or the antibiotic I'm currently taking twice a day for Lyme disease.


If you're adding all this up, that's 37 pills (and I'm not counting over the counter painkillers, the Vicodin I take for my broken ankle, or the three migraine abortive pills I've got, y'know, just in case).


And I house these pills in two of these containers:


image



(with a television remote for handy size control; there's also another, smaller, cuter pill container for my midday pills that I unfortunately left on the bathroom counter)


If I didn't have insurance (which I may end up losing, but that's another story), my eight prescriptions would cost me $2,701.94 every month.


(one of those pills alone is $1,183.99 for a thirty day supply)


With insurance? $172.00


(Thank you, Obama, for the free birth control; you save me $27)


The worst part? I need these pills to function. These medicines keep all my problems to a minimal level. I physically need these to be able to get out of bed and work and cook and type and read. 


I'm so ridiculously fortunate that my little retail job offers near-full-time workers pretty decent health care coverage. If I didn't have insurance, I'd be dead right now. 


I really don't know what the point of this post is. And I know we have huuuuuuuuge problems to fix as a country (like working to get trans people, specifically trans women of color, proper and nondiscriminatory medical care, housing, and jobs), but this is why everyone needs some sort of health coverage, especially if those people work in sectors that don't normally provide insurance (like retail and food service; a dear friend of mine is a store manager at a McDonald's, and his epilepsy is mostly untreated because he can't afford the doctor or medicines).


So yeah.


Edit:

If anyone's curious, this is my super adorable midday pill case that I'm supposed to always carry with me but I accidentally left on the bathroom sink this morning oops


image


It doubles as a compact mirror =)


ecto_gammat: (Black Books - Srsly?)
From [livejournal.com profile] voz_latina:





This is the woman who posted this. Some people require consequences to their hatefulness to keep their misogyny in check. With luck, she'll learn.

Just in case she bahleets, you can find a cap here.

And yes, sometimes, transmisogyny needs to be met with a public calling out.

ETA: The post is F-locked now, but membership is open. Here's a SS for your viewing pleasure.

ETA 2: Aww, look at that half-hearted, friends-locked apology. If she were really sorry, the post wouldn't be F-Locked. SS to follow.

ETA 2a: SS of the "apology"

ETA 3: Comments as of 5 Oct 2009 (Warning: Huge fucking image (1,195 x 22,702), may take a while to load. Oh.. and ignore the ever changing scroll bar =P)

ETA 4: Edited post to fix "harassment" issues.
ecto_gammat: (Black Books - Srsly?)
From [livejournal.com profile] voz_latina:





This is the woman who posted this. Some people require consequences to their hatefulness to keep their misogyny in check. With luck, she'll learn.

Just in case she bahleets, you can find a cap here.

And yes, sometimes, transmisogyny needs to be met with a public calling out.

ETA: The post is F-locked now, but membership is open. Here's a SS for your viewing pleasure.

ETA 2: Aww, look at that half-hearted, friends-locked apology. If she were really sorry, the post wouldn't be F-Locked. SS to follow.

ETA 2a: SS of the "apology"

ETA 3: Comments as of 5 Oct 2009 (Warning: Huge fucking image (1,195 x 22,702), may take a while to load. Oh.. and ignore the ever changing scroll bar =P)

ETA 4: Edited post to fix "harassment" issues.
ecto_gammat: (Knitting - Why I Knit)
I present the ultimate in my geekdom: a knitted tribute to CM Punk. Tis my first experience with KnitPicks, and I'm in love. Andean Silk is fantastically soft and knits easily and quickly. Definitely going to continue business with them :D

Photo 81

Moar piktures )

Pattern )
ecto_gammat: (Knitting - Why I Knit)
I present the ultimate in my geekdom: a knitted tribute to CM Punk. Tis my first experience with KnitPicks, and I'm in love. Andean Silk is fantastically soft and knits easily and quickly. Definitely going to continue business with them :D

Photo 81

Moar piktures )

Pattern )
ecto_gammat: (Knitting - Why I Knit)
To make myself feel better, I plan future knitting projects.

I want to make this:


and I want to experiment with KnitPicks newest yarn. It all looks so smooshy and beautiful and soft, but I need some opinions.

The multicolored yarns are handpainted, so they're not self striping. The colors would be in a more random pattern.

There are several possible color combinations.
Option #1 )

Option #2 )

Option #3 )

Option #4 )

Option #5 )

Option #6 )

What I want to do is use the Stroll hand painted yarn (the multicolored one) on either the lace top/bottom or as the middle part and then use a solid color on the other section. I don't know which would look better. Opinions? And what combination is your favorite?
ecto_gammat: (Knitting - Why I Knit)
To make myself feel better, I plan future knitting projects.

I want to make this:


and I want to experiment with KnitPicks newest yarn. It all looks so smooshy and beautiful and soft, but I need some opinions.

The multicolored yarns are handpainted, so they're not self striping. The colors would be in a more random pattern.

There are several possible color combinations.
Option #1 )

Option #2 )

Option #3 )

Option #4 )

Option #5 )

Option #6 )

What I want to do is use the Stroll hand painted yarn (the multicolored one) on either the lace top/bottom or as the middle part and then use a solid color on the other section. I don't know which would look better. Opinions? And what combination is your favorite?
ecto_gammat: (Knitting - Why I Knit)
Buuuuuuutttttt [livejournal.com profile] random_nexus, don't look. It'll spoil the surprise.

I'm so freaking happy with how this turned out. It was my first time trying Faire Isle, and it turned out fucking fantastic.

Peekture )

SQUEEEEEEEEEE
ecto_gammat: (Knitting - Why I Knit)
Buuuuuuutttttt [livejournal.com profile] random_nexus, don't look. It'll spoil the surprise.

I'm so freaking happy with how this turned out. It was my first time trying Faire Isle, and it turned out fucking fantastic.

Peekture )

SQUEEEEEEEEEE
ecto_gammat: (Default)
1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.

Awesome comedy troupe, with a kick ass show
Photobucket
ecto_gammat: (Default)
1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.

Awesome comedy troupe, with a kick ass show
Photobucket
ecto_gammat: (Default)
At the end of my first year, I completed my Freshman Culmination Experience by writing a 17 page paper (complete with case studies, interviews, charts, all the bells & whistles) about why abstinence only sex education was one of the biggest loads of bullshit this country has.

And I totally got an A on it.

But this comic has spoken better about it than my paper ever could.



Damn you Sohmer!
ecto_gammat: (Default)
At the end of my first year, I completed my Freshman Culmination Experience by writing a 17 page paper (complete with case studies, interviews, charts, all the bells & whistles) about why abstinence only sex education was one of the biggest loads of bullshit this country has.

And I totally got an A on it.

But this comic has spoken better about it than my paper ever could.



Damn you Sohmer!

Dear Zed:

Oct. 6th, 2008 08:19 pm
ecto_gammat: (The Venture Bros - Dr. O Seduction)
I thought you'd get a kick out of this:

Life, the Universe... )

Dear Zed:

Oct. 6th, 2008 08:19 pm
ecto_gammat: (The Venture Bros - Dr. O Seduction)
I thought you'd get a kick out of this:

Life, the Universe... )

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