Today's lovely

I'm strangely pleased by the fact that I've never, ever had a Valentine. Not even back in grade school when such things were played at so lightly and naively. I woke up this morning and thought "Mmmm, consistency."
  • Current Music
    Savage Garden -- Gunning Down Romance

I guess we're no longer a threat.

February 9, 2006

TO: UC Santa Cruz Colleagues

FROM: Denice D. Denton, Chancellor and David S. Kliger, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

We are writing to provide an update on the Pentagon's listing of a UCSC protest as a "credible threat." (For a complete listing of correspondence and news reports about this issue, please see

Following correspondence from the campus asking members of Congress to investigate the TALON listing, Senator Barbara Boxer convened a meeting in her Washington, D.C. office on Tuesday, January 31. Participants, besides Senator Boxer, were Chancellor Denice Denton; Lt. Col. Gary Testut, representing the Pentagon; staff representing Senator Dianne Feinstein; staff from Senator Boxer's office; and UC staff.

Discussion explicitly addressed the unacceptability of a UCSC event being listed - and, in fact, Senator Boxer agreed with Chancellor Denton in expressing great disapproval of the creation and maintenance of any such lists, noting the echoes of McCarthyism in actions of that type. In addition, questions to Lt. Col. Testut probed the reasons why the UCSC event was listed and the methods used to obtain information about the event.

The outcome of that discussion and a subsequent conversation between Chancellor Denton and Senator Feinstein later that same day is summarized in a letter jointly signed by Senators Boxer and Feinstein (
Key points in the letter include the following.

-- The April 5, 2005 event at the University has been removed from the TALON database.

-- Department of Defense regulations forbid retaining information on Americans engaged in constitutionally-protected activities.

-- Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Stephen A. Cambone has initiated a comprehensive review of the TALON program to determine if Department of Defense officials violated any regulations governing domestic counterintelligence efforts.

In closing, we want to reiterate that we will continue to do everything in our power to ensure that First Amendment rights are protected on this campus and in our country. We have zero tolerance for violence and incivility, but we vigorously support free expressions of opinions, including dissent. Such expressions are hallmarks of a democratic society and are integral to our vital teaching and learning community.
  • Current Mood
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  • Current Music
    Joe Nichols -- Tequilla Makes Her Clothes Fall Off

Song Dedication

On the message forums that take up so much of my time, a girl did a long list of all the users with a song for each that she felt represented them well. Mine was "Breaking the Girl" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The explanation was deep:

"Ok, I mean this as a compliment too. I know you are not really into relationships with boys and stuff, so I thought of that song as a boy singing about you. He is breaking you. I see a guy really going crazy over you, but he realizes that you do not want a relationship, so he understands this and loves you but also understands that he cannot be with you forever. To try and change you would only break who you are.

This part the most of all:

Twisting and turning
Your feelings are burning
You're breaking the girl
She meant you no harm
Think you're so clever
But now you must sever
You're breaking the girl
He loves no one else

He loves no one else, so there is really no reason to not be with you anymore except he knows it will never be what he wants."

:( She made my heart hurt.

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I have other people's voices in my head, these days. So much so that it's getting to the point where I don't even remember what my own voice sounds like. These days are going to go down in the books as the best and worst of my life, and I can't see my shirt for wearing it.
Why are all these things so very, very used?

I did a what??

LJ Interests meme results

  1. bright blues:
    The Walgreen's brand of sleeping pills, Wal-Som, are this amazing, bright cerulean blue. I'm also rather fond of their effect, as I tend to go nocturnal without their occasional aid.
  2. doom:
    I don't mean the games, I mean actual, literal, DOOM. The end of the world, the galaxy, the universe. The end of a good time. The Oh-shit-it's-going-down thing. And what's more interesting than that?
  3. gaming:
    As Ctrl-Alt-Dlt says, "Girls play video games too. You'd know this if you left your house once in a while."
    I got interesting reactions last night for not only knowing what a LAN party is, but also being interested in having one.
  4. inside jokes:
    Alright, this is self-explanitory. You go out with friends, you laugh your asses of about something, and any future reference to that event sends you into fits of giggles while people who hadn't been with you simply look lost. Exclusivity is usually bad, but not in this instance. Here it's just fun.
  5. monty python:
    A british comedy group of members Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, and Michael Palin. They're respobsible for the television series Monty Python's Flying Circus which was "loosely structured as a sketch show," but had additional components, such as animations and unconventional transitions. The group also made the movies Monty Python and the Holy Grail(1975), Life of Brian(1979), and The Meaning of Life(1993).
  6. piercings:
    Shiny metal going through various body parts = love.
  7. running with scissors:
    Doing so can earn you a place in the Darwin Awards! It's also fun to interrupt a particularly obnoxious spiel with "Here are some scissors. Run." It gets the point across nicely.
  8. stimulation:
    Also known as anti-boredom, stimulation is what we thrive on, in different forms. Physical, mental, self-directed or input by others.
  9. thinking:
    A type of mental stimulation (see above).
  10. ♂♂:
    I <3 slash. Guy-on-guy love is good, and gay guys are generally extreme amounts of entertainment.

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I finally crawled out of my shell and truly partied. Is it weird that I'm crushing on this girl, who's crushing on this guy, who I'm also crushing on?
They're both utter hotness, though, so life would be fair if they hooked up and I got left out in the cold.
Anyway. Stupid security people busted it up, so that sucked. Sucks, present-ongoing, because the dudes who threw it are still getting busted on.
Alright, enough drunken posting. I gots hella homework to do tomorrow. (the people from So-Cal keep yelling at me for saying "hella" because apparently that's a strictly Nor-Cal thing. I'm from central California, though. Fuckers.)