May 3rd, 2006


The birthday that goes for a week!

(Don't worry, I'll stop going on about it soon)

Butbut! It started last Friday with dinner and presents, and won't finish till this Thursday with more dinner. Last night grist surprised me with Stuff and Things. More specifically, my lunch break today will be spent in Mountain Designs, for once not only drooling but BUYING! Wheee!!! *hugs Grist*

And also this:

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OK, you can wake up now.. *kick*

In other news, the new manager at work is.. *ahem* .. 'very keen'. She keeps popping in with little jobs for me and I'm feeling the "I'm not a damn receptionist" resentment again. Having something to do is nice, but I don't need constant supervision, and I can see there may be some training in order. Hmm.. like sheepdogs, perhaps a good Stop whistle first.. *grin*

There will be trips to the Post Office today.. *secret sneak*

In praise of the F word

"In the entire language of proscribed words, from slang to profanity, from the mildly unclean to the utterly obscene, including terms relating to concealed parts of the body, to excretion and excrement as well as to sexuality, one word reigns supreme, unchallenged in its preeminence. It sits upon a throne, an absolute monarch, unafraid of any princely offspring still unborn, and by its subjects it is hated, feared, revered and loved, known by all and recognized by none." ~ Edward Sagarin

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And while I'm on the subject, I have a friend who lost access to lj because of a discussion in my blog about gender-related issues. The comments included the word 'sex' multiple times in reference to men and/or women - it was all perfectly above board. But apparently we aren't supposed to read such words. Why not? Will it traumatise us? Will it distract us from our work? Hello, if I was expected to work all day with no micro breaks of irrelevant entertainment, I'd be a hell of a lot less productive. Things like politics get people more het up than references to sex on the internet. And the actual sex sites hardly ever use the word. Grr!

(yes you may have guessed that censorship of this kind pisses me off)

Um, anyway, Vive la fuck, I say. I think we should all make an effort to use it at least once a day in an inappropriate place. Yep.