zfreelance: (Meanwhile)
The CDC has released an Emergency Preparedness and Response guide for the zombie apocalypse.

Guys, this is like a real-life Frindle! And also, THE BEST THING EVER.
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Never love a Wild Thing)
This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.

This is women being proud of who they are and not giving a damn about what other people think. This is women wearing their bodies, their scars, their surgeries, their stories bared to the world, unflinching and unafraid of someone trying to shame them back into submission. This is women daring people to look at them, daring people to judge them, daring people to think about and remember them. This is women taking their power back from the world and reminding everyone that rules are what we make them to be. This is women taking their shirts off, standing in public, and taking whatever the world throws at them because they feel that there is a message that needs to be sent to the world:

Do not pity me. Do not pity you. Be everything you should be and be proud of it and apologize to no one. The world instills fear in you because it, itself, is afraid. The world is afraid of you. So give it something that really hits the Panic! button.



That, to me, is one of the most powerful things I have ever realized. The world is fucking terrified of me. My body, my voice, and my mind are weapons of mass destruction. Every day the world tries to tear away from me what is mine by right. Don't act out. Don't make waves. Don't talk too loud, don't run too fast, don't wear low cut clothes, don't wear too many. The world knows how to control only the smallest iota of existence and if you do not fit that mold, they'll try to hammer you until you do. Because if you dare to lash out and break that mold? It'll be anarchy.

Fuck yeah, anarchy.
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Highway)
Mobile Mechanics rock my socks.

My dad found a company called Mobile Mechanics via Craigslist who service the Pensacola area. They come to you, look at your car, figure out what needs fixing, take you to the auto parts store, and install the new part. That is some freaking service, okay?

I was aware of the sketch-ness of the deal, but upon meeting Al and Brian, I was impressed with their courtesy and knowledge of cars. Between the two of them, they had 35 years experience, fixing cars. They got right to it, toiling in the hot sun. When they figured out what the problem was (the distributor), they called friends for second opinions and gave me numbers to local auto parts stores so I could price-check. The only place carrying the part for my make and model wanted $300 someodd bucks. I was like, "Oh, no sir."

I told them that I would try to find the part online for cheaper and they gave me their card in case I wanted to call them back when I had the part, but also showed me what to do if I wanted to try and install the part, myself.

I was wowed by their help and while the process itself was hot, dirty, ant-ridden, and depressing, they were great about everything.

So if ever you are stranded in the Pensacola area, give these guys a call and they will get you on your way. <3 <3 <3
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Total Fucking Badasses)
Gay Partnership Measure Approved By Voters

Washington state's people have spoken, approving their 'everything but marriage' law! Domestic partners now get every right afforded to married couples. They just can't call if 'marriage'.

I, for one, do not give a damn about semantics. While we lost Maine, we got Washington! Gay, sparkly vampires rejoice!

This is great news for the equality fight. We lost Maine by such a minute margin. The scales are starting to tip.

And, in other good news, I'm goin' home for the weekend! Yay family, free food, and laundry! Yay!
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Mwahaha!)
Congress Takes FINAL Vote on Hate Crimes Bill; On to President’s Desk

You guys.

This is a federal law that protects the GLBT community from hate crimes. A FEDERAL law. No finicky, good-ol'-boys police force can hush it up. There will be funding for investigation and prevention. People will not be able to skate by on Twinkie Defenses or minimum sentences with a wink and a nudge.
And President Obama has promised to sign the bill. Promised. He used those words.

I recommend clicking the link to send a thank you letter to the families of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, who have been working towards this bill being passed since day one.
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Geek Grin)
But while there are things like this, I don't even care.

New York Times Special Edition Video News Release - Nov. 12, 2008 from H Schweppes on Vimeo.




The reaction of the New York Times is the best part of that video.

Yes, this.

Mar. 26th, 2009 10:06 pm
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (FLASH)
Fandom Is..., by [livejournal.com profile] hesychasm.

Oh fandom.

Jan. 20th, 2009 10:59 pm
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Evil Grin)
Fanfic blurb: Jensen is an intergalactic space hooker and Jared is an art student, and their laundry gets mixed up. NO, REALLY.


I don't care if I get to burn in hell for eternity and then some, that will NEVER stop being awesome.
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (I'd Hit That)
Because he beats the HELL outta Edward Cullen.

And also this:

zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Grinch)
Read somewhere during my travels through LJ:

rionaleonhart: PERHAPS CASTIEL IS SECRETLY A VELOCIRAPTOR
wanttobeatree: I WOULD LIKE THAT VERY MUCH
rionaleonhart: PERHAPS A VELOCIRAPTOR IS CASTIEL'S TRUE FORM
wanttobeatree: omg he has the eyes for it
wanttobeatree: that unnerving stare
wanttobeatree: that's very velociraptory
rionaleonhart: Man, we've totally spoiled ourselves for the end of the season, haven't we?
wanttobeatree: YES
rionaleonhart: DAMN OUR VELOCIRAPTOR-DETECTING ABILITIES.
wanttobeatree: I wonder what this discovery would make demons
wanttobeatree: I guess the natural enemy of the velociraptor is probably the manatee
rionaleonhart: …if you felt like explaining the line of reasoning behind this, I would be interested.
wanttobeatree: ISN'T IT OBVIOUS
wanttobeatree: also, manatees are essentially the exact opposite of velociraptors
wanttobeatree: only without being so small that they wouldn't be able to put up a fight
wanttobeatree: I also considered cows, before deciding they'd have to be something aquatic/avian
wanttobeatree: thus- manatee
wanttobeatree: I see you have been stunned into silence by my sheer brilliance
rionaleonhart: I was going to say that perhaps demons are birds, given the suspected dinosaur-bird evolutionary path, but then I remembered that demons are changed humans in Supernatural canon, not changed angels.
rionaleonhart: Apart from Lucifer.
rionaleonhart: Lucifer's a bird.
wanttobeatree: I think Lucifer is probably a turkey
wanttobeatree: they're very velociraptory
wanttobeatree: and also. evil.
rionaleonhart: It makes a lot of sense!
rionaleonhart: I - I think.
wanttobeatree: so if angels are velociraptors and demons are manatees and humans are something in between the two...
wanttobeatree: (velociraptor + manatee)/2 = human
sazzlette: I AM ENJOYING THIS REASONING
wanttobeatree: maybe humans are cows
sazzlette: aslkdlf
wanttobeatree: that would make a lot of sense.



Its both AWESOME and TERRIFYING to contemplate meeting these people in real life. Not everyone would survive, this much is clear.
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (VICTORY)
If you have not seen this guy, then I highly suggest you watch it. In hi-def if at all possible. Its amazing, and an inspiration to a girl who only has the stomach for one country at a time.

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