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17 March 2003 @ 09:43 pm
Kiss me - I'm 1/6th Irish! (and 1/6th English, and 1/6th Scottish, and 1/2 Polish, but...)  
This is simply an excuse to show you all the stupidity that people in Chicago go through every St. Patrick's Day. They turn the Chicago River green.

Why do they do this? For the same reason dead people here still vote - BECAUSE THEY CAN. Urgh.


I'm sure that some people are going to come down on me for saying this, but I really don't give a rat's arse.

I don't want this stupid war to happen. I have never felt that military force was a positive thing - what is the point of killing other people? Where does that really get you?

I don't want my friends to be called into military service. I don't want people I know to die. I don't want the world as I've known it to change forever.

And I don't want international commercial flights to be cancelled.

Yes, I am that fucking selfish. It's all about ME ME ME. But damn it all to hell, for the first time in a very long time, maybe even the first time in my life, I am truly happy, and now...

I know none of that has happened yet. But I'm sorry - I KNOW it will, and then I really don't know what I'll do.

I know - I'm a horrible person for thinking only of myself. And now I'm going to go bawl my eyes out some more.
 
 
I feel: crushedcrushed
 
 
 
TAKE A CHANCE YOU STUPID HOE.sincelastjuly on March 17th, 2003 07:52 pm (UTC)
*dies*
THE RIVER RULES.
And I know how you feel about the war. *cuddles*
Vicki: can't fight the R/Hhermorrine on March 18th, 2003 07:26 am (UTC)
*huggles*
an enigma wrapped in a schizophrenic: there is nothing for you herekarabou on March 17th, 2003 08:03 pm (UTC)
How the hell do they do that to the river? Oh my god...

And I know how you feel about the war, a LOT of people feel that way, and I don't think it's selfish at all to not want people to die. I hate this as well, it's just terrible. *sends hugs*
Vicki: Dariahermorrine on March 18th, 2003 07:28 am (UTC)
I read an article that said they put some sort of powder in to color it, and it's a secret - they won't divulge the ingredients.

I was actually more bemoaning the fact that I might not be able to see my boyfriend on a regular basis - that's why I was calling myself selfish. *hugs*
leiabelle: not the lj you're looking forleiabelle on March 18th, 2003 10:49 am (UTC)

they won't divulge the ingredients

Lime Jell-O. *nods wisely*
leiabelle: crappyleiabelle on March 17th, 2003 08:28 pm (UTC)

For the same reason dead people here still vote - BECAUSE THEY CAN.

*rolls* That totally killed me.

And yes... I agree with you. Even if it is selfish. I'm scared as hell, not because I'm worried about anything happening in England, but because I'm supposed to be in France on Saturday, and then around Europe. And I will have to say that I'm from Canada, because as things are I really don't want to admit to being from the US! I just feel so far away from home.

Ahem. Sorry about that. *huggles* I'll keep all my fingers crossed for you.
Vicki: can't fight the R/Hhermorrine on March 18th, 2003 07:29 am (UTC)
Hehe. In all seriousness dead people don't vote here - ANYMORE....

And yes - lie your arse off. Start practicing saying things like "Ya hey der" and "Aye." *huggles*
leiabelleleiabelle on March 18th, 2003 10:53 am (UTC)

Talked to a girl from Canada who is in one of my classes. I'm now from Edmonton in Alberta. Sounds good, eh? ;) Now all I need is a flag...
alive isn't sad // it is when it's overdramaturgy on March 17th, 2003 08:59 pm (UTC)
To relate politics to St. Patrick's Day, do you know how many dead Irish voted in the last half of the 19th century and the early part of the last?

Me neither, but it was lots.
Vicki: Dariahermorrine on March 18th, 2003 07:29 am (UTC)
Oh, I believe it. :/
Eldrid: Harry comfortslokechild on March 17th, 2003 09:13 pm (UTC)
Love the river colour. Makes me incredibly thirsty, scarily enough.

And I totally agree with the 'I Do NOT want war to happen, dammitall' mentality. I was sitting on Dallas' couch today, listening to CNN and I just got so flipping depressed. I really think that this is just a stupid penis envy thing that Bush has. *huggles muchly*
War is stupid.

People are stupid.
Vicki: can't fight the R/Hhermorrine on March 18th, 2003 07:31 am (UTC)
I think someone told him he needed to finish what Daddy started. -.- *huggles*
That's what she said.: :((altricial on March 17th, 2003 09:15 pm (UTC)

:(
Vicki: can't fight the R/Hhermorrine on March 18th, 2003 07:31 am (UTC)
:((
That's what she said.altricial on March 18th, 2003 07:38 am (UTC)
Re:
:(((
---capslocklove on March 17th, 2003 09:43 pm (UTC)
*winces*
They do the same thing with the riverwalk here in San Antonio. And then they boast about it...
Vicki: Dariahermorrine on March 18th, 2003 07:32 am (UTC)
Re: *winces*
Apparently they do it in a lot more places these days, but they've been doing it since the 60's here. And they're quite proud of it, oh yes.
Zorac: reunionzorac on March 18th, 2003 01:06 am (UTC)
*mwah*
Yes, there are plenty of reasons for not wanting the war, but you're not the only one for whom the possibiliy of cancelled flights is a big one. If this stupid war that our dumbass leaders have cooked up prevents us from seeing each other, may level of pissed-offedness will go so far off the scale that...

*hugs*
Vicki: can't fight the R/Hhermorrine on March 18th, 2003 07:35 am (UTC)
Re: *mwah*
I know I'm not the only one, but I still feel bad that I'm thinking about that...I should be thinking about others at this time, and not myself.

Am I horrible to wish I could miss my flight back here?

*clings and needs you*
Zorac: t00by boyfriendzorac on March 18th, 2003 10:47 am (UTC)
Re: *mwah*
Horrible? No.

Naughty, on the other hand... ;-)
Vicki: MWAHhermorrine on March 18th, 2003 12:23 pm (UTC)
Re: *mwah*
Well, you already knew I was naughty. Often much naughtier than usual, where you are concerned...
oddree on March 18th, 2003 01:54 am (UTC)
Green?
Surely it can't be good for the ecosystem to randomly make rivers turn different colours? Surely fish don't like it? Or what about when it evaporates and leaves nasty green dust behind? Someone please reassure me and tell me it is perfectly eco-friendly.

As for the war, I doubt international flights will be cancelled. Security at the airport might take you longer to get through, but they're not gonna cancel international flights (unless you're going to Israel, Syria or Kuwait--then you're buggered).
I don't think you're friends are likely to be at huge risk (compared to other wars historically). Bush is planning to bomb everything to smitherines before troops get sent in. Unless the giant mass grave has people alive in there somewhere, there's going to be no-one left to shoot at US troops. (Hey, it's one way of making sure the Somalia fiasco doesn't happen again--Bush doesn't want to risk his ratings over this).
The war is stupid. There isn't too much we can do now. I went on demos and signed petitions and nothing has happened. The MPs that are quitting (much respect and admiration) might have more influence, but once Bush and Blair have an idea in their heads, there isn't much stopping them.
We're just gonna have to sit back and have faith that what goes around comes around, and that good things happen to good people. In this world, Iraqi children will be magically invulnerable to American bombs, Saddam will have a heart attack and die, Tony Blair will be shot by Cherie and the Pretzel will succeed in his assassination mission next time. We all get what we deserve in the end, I'm not sure how, but I have faith that we do. And Bush and Blair have a lot to answer for.

--oh, sorry for the random rant

Odd
Vicki: Dariahermorrine on March 18th, 2003 07:39 am (UTC)
Re: Green?
From this article: http://www.suntimes.com/output/lifestyles/cst-nws-green14.html
But he won't reveal the most important detail: the dye's ingredients. Whatever it is, the stuff doesn't seem to bother the fish. "Apparently, it's harmless," said a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Feel better?

And don't feel sorry for the rant. You know more about this stuff than I do, by far, seeing as it is your area of study. All I know about is how it affects me and those I care about personally, which truthfully makes me feel stupid and selfish, but there it is. :(

Eldridlokechild on March 18th, 2003 08:38 am (UTC)
Re: Green?
Sometimes it is a good thing to be selfish. *hugs*
oddree on March 18th, 2003 02:04 pm (UTC)
Life is good
Life is good. There is love and good feeling everywhere--perhaps moreso since the protests against the way began. Have you read the letter to Bush from Paolo Coelho??
http://www.livejournal.com/talkread.bml?journal=anatsuno&itemid=122904#cutid1
It puts such a positive spin on everything that we, those against the war, have achieved.

Enjoy life, enjoy swimming, enjoy AIMing and Y!Ming your boyfriend, enjoy the company of your friends and the relative ease and simplicity of your life. What is the point in feeling guilty and miserable about something that you have no control over, something that you have tried to stop?
Just go with the flow, make the best of things that are thrown at you, and enjoy life while it is still so good. You have no control over things like international flights; moreover, your military friends wouldn't want you to be this unhappy or upset over possibilities and "maybes". Everyone that knows you simply want you to be happy, so stop agonising and be happy goddammit :)

--oddree
Vicki: Nas Alleyhermorrine on March 18th, 2003 08:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Life is good
*hugs* Thank you - you're a sweetheart. I am trying to be more positive.