First, my roomies are awesome. Do not assume for a moment that any of this means to insult them at all, not even their way of dealing, because usually putting a bucket there will work as the sink usually very quickly stops leaking of its own accord.
But without further ado...
The sink's apparently been leaking since my roomies got here. On the advice of the super, they put a small bucket under it.
Well, the bucket must have overflowed at some point and the water sat there eating away at the paper and wood-like stuff that was (on) the bottom of the cabinet. Today it started pouring out and someone put a towel under the sink. Well of course when i was scrubbing the remains of the leftovers from the short ribs i made a few weeks ago (a swearing that i would never let anything get that vile again), when i realized the sink had leaked out in front of the stove and started down the hall towards the bathroom. I dried the floor, Wring the towel out in the bathroom and open the under the sink to see how bad the damage is.
Two towels, a spunge, and a lot of suppressing my gag reflex later, i have finally the rotting mess cleaned up. And if you were curious what rotting paper does when it rots... it is very similar to the consistency of snot.
Well, tomorrow the super is being called, and in much the same tone of voice as I used earlier today when explaining that the idiot who had been supposed to make my phone run droid had failed to do so (when I'd specifically gone in the to get her to do it) and thus I incurred an additional $200 charge (because my previous phone didn't run the internet), I will get this fixed.
At least the chicken and leek pie leftovers were tasty, but probably should not have been microwaved.
- Where am I?:NYC, home on the north side of the park
- How am I?: exhausted
- Ahh... music::music box dancer - on repeat
I love this man.
The rest of the world knows how to protest...
- Where am I?:Cape Cod
- Ahh... music::Les bourgeois - Jacques Brel
What about necessities for human rights being public in some way - decommodified - and everything else remaining commodified? They argue that will lead to shitty education, to shitty healthcare, but society-wide we have a lower standard of those rights than does basically any other post-industrialized nation which respects those rights. Society-wide, we have a greater differentiation with a fudged standard of education and healthcare so that the number of people with a substandard level doesn't show up.
And god fucking damn the term "so you can think you're morally superior." I don't. I know I'm not. I just think anyone who thinks this has no human compassion, no empathy, certainly no sympathy. Yes, I am aware the Eastern Bloc sucked. I hope they are aware that it wasn't following the full belly thesis of political and civil rights along with economic, social, and cultural rights that together make for a fairly developing society.
Quite a few things actually. I had an incident (likely caused by a kick to the head from a little kids soccer/football "game" but who knows or cares at this point) when I was five. It left me with a speech impediment: a slight, barely noticeable pause while my mind sorts through what noun - because it mostly happens with nouns - should go into a given place. Now I have to announce it in every interview I have in hopes that I will get a job. It also gets in the way of occasional everyday speech, and the incident also left me with a need for extra time, which very much gets in the way of timed tests, namely the LSAT. Having found what I want to do - economic rights, in some regard - I have finally found what degree I need: an LLM (post JD degree) or MA in Human Rights... right. I now have a 161 LSAT score. There's no way I can get that above a 170 enough to get into one of the schools with a Human Rights degree.
Other things: I would redo the first two years of my undergrad career. Seriously. I did not need to study Engineering for that long after it became clear it wasn't my thing. Probably would have tried to triple major in Political Science, History, and Economics, or have transfered into another school at NYU to focus on either a cross-major degree or a form of undergrad human rights.
Other than that, make myself more interested in history and politics/political traits from a very young age. Anything to erase a few conversations like:
Me: *having just given a utopia presentation before we read The Giver*
Other person: Marxist.
Me:... I have an uncle named Marc.
Right self. You were 13 at the time.
- Where am I?:NYC
- Ahh... music::Sinead O'Connor
First note: OMG, closing argument! http://www.scribd.com/doc/33166731/Perr
Second note: Yesterday in 1948 is apparently the day the United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted the International Declaration of Human Rights (as opposed to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the remainder of which came out on Dec 10th of that same year).
Your result for Easy, Accurate Personality Test - Updated!...
Idealist (NF) - Soulmate
38% Idealist, 25% Guardian, 38% Rational and 0% Artisan!
Your best matches:
1. Rational (NT) - Mindmate
It is the Rationals who are most attracted to Idealists, for not only do they share the NFs' abstract, introspective cast of mind, and thus have someone interesting to talk with, but they truly admire the NFs' emotional sparkle, their personal warmth, and their insight into people. These Idealist-Rational relationships do not always remain harmonious, of course. Conflicts of NF emotional expressiveness against NT self-control, of NF intuition against NT logic, and of NF ethical or humanitarian concerns against NT technical pragmatics can prove challenging in even the best Idealist-Rational marriages.( Read more...Collapse )
"I am a far-left moderate social libertarian"
Left: 8.15, Libertarian: 2.34
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Interesting... I would most certainly not call what I am libertarian, even with a little l. And I wouldn't call myself exactly non-interventionalist either...