Oct. 26th, 2015 07:09 pm
labelleizzy: (brain dump)
Made a list of qualities I think I possess, for this job application I want to put in before week's end.
um it's hard to brag on myself. so I did like a handwritten word cloud first? because you can (or I can) trick yourself into just braindumping, and getting the stuff OUT.

here's my list, in not very particular order:

open to change
honest and open
gardener & nature-lover
bright & colorful
Waldorf-trained educator
good at de-escalating (defusing?) conflict (want a better word here)
(and good at keeping my head and helping others stay calm in a crisis)
heart centered
trivia hound
good problem solver
healer/good listener
social justice warrior
energy worker
writer/good at expressing ideas/persuasive (? I don't know, am I persuasive?)
break down concepts and make them accessible, tailoring to the student
teacher/cat herder
likes to organize,
likes to create/synthesize art from disparate sources

if you have any other words or descriptions that suit me that I haven't included here, I'd be obliged to you for sharing your insight.
labelleizzy: (strong)
Not sure how to make this post coherent. Perhaps a list.

  • Test results received late last night/early this morning before I went to bed. Congratulations, it's Diabetes! =(
  • Congratulations, it's also high LDL cholesterol! (fuck.) At least Triglycerides and HDL were where they're supposed to be.
  • Good workout today with Tal, and I told her about the blood tests. She is being strict with me, she wants me to up my gym visits to four times per week, to make SURE I do ten to 15 minutes of interval training on the treadmill Every Time I Come In, because cardio is my big challenge. We talked about Metformin and researching my situation (which is both hypothyroid/Hashimoto's and diabetes) and about seriously building my stamina and strength.
  • as a matter of fact, one thing Tal said deserves its own bullet point. I'm not to use the elliptical anymore for my warmups, I'm to use the treadmill and do the interval work for fifteen minutes because "the elliptical is fine for people who are just starting or who are recovering. You are neither." This pleases me MIGHTILY.
  • Wonderful to run into [ profile] wrenb at the gym, we had time for a cup of coffee and a chat that I found very nourishing and therapeutic.
  • On a related note, my brain weasels are still telling me that DIABETES=DEATH (because my dad had diabetes when he died) so I will encourage EVERYONE to share diabetes success stories if you know any. Stupid damn brain weasels. At least I know they're there, so I can deal with them.
  • Feeling strong and warm and sore, had a wonderful workout Wednesday and today, and a serious chiseling-out massage yesterday because Danniel is back working at Massage Envy. And he's added some new strokes to his repertoire. And I gave him a double tip yesterday because that was aMAzing, and because I could. Whew, I was flying on endorphins!
  • I've gotten some links from [ profile] sarahmichigan re: hypothyroid and I'm working on finding reliable info on diabetes and "eating diabetic".
  • Doctor's office has me in for three appointments next week: I get a blood sugar monitor and a lesson on how to use it, I am seeing the optometrist or opthalmologist (not sure which) so they can check out my eyeballs and (one assumes) start a baseline, and there's a class on, I think, diabetic nutrition. I'll be busy looking after my health next week, what with extra workouts and everything.
  • And, since ten things makes a list, I'm going to go find something delicious to have for lunch. And now I know how to balance the plate: 1/2 vegetables, 1/4 protein, 1/4 hopefully complex carbs.

Life. Is complicated. I've never been so happy to be unemployed in my LIFE, except when I had the knee surgery and could just spend my time recovering and doing PT.

Honey, [ profile] eeyore42? I'm sorry I'm not working but I'm glad I can narrow my focus and Deal With This as completely as possible.
labelleizzy: (bunny writer)
YOU can still sign up for LJ Idol (if you want to!)

via our host Gary, [ profile] clauderainsrm at LJ Idol: if you could continue to spread the word that the Sign Up Sheet is still open until Monday (March 17th), I'd very much appreciate that!

also for my reference: Week 1 Prompt (deadline for submissions is Monday March 17th as well)

Week 1 green room link here (first day)

Week 1 work room link here

My Week One entry is HERE.

Voting, as far as I can tell, starts shortly after the deadline to submit. So after Monday sometime the poll should be up.

Please feel free to vote for my entry if you found it worthy.
labelleizzy: (networking)
[ profile] ghost_light is having an Anniversary of her LJ, friending friendzy over at her journal, OVER HERE, so if you are looking for people to interact with here on LJ, you could probably find some new interesting folks.

(I saw [ profile] tatjna and Frank over there, who I'd met on someone else's friending Friendzy, so there's still a few die-hards over here who are interested in sticking around.)
labelleizzy: (changing habit)
my friend Angela is hosting a FRIENDING FRENZY in honor of her Tenth LJversary!

Congratulations Angela!
Peeps, go check her out, she's like totally awesome and rad and stuff and she has adorable kitties and takes some pretty kickass photos.

labelleizzy: (inherent worth and dignity)
Gentlemen of my reading list, particularly you of the feminist stripe:

a friend seeks assistance. She needs twenty-five more men to stand up against rape and rape culture, publicly.

You can read about it here and here.

I've particularly been struck by a recent meme on Facebook, which concludes that men should be offended when other men are apologists for rape culture or seek for exceptions to No Means No; to assume that men's natural state is rapist is a blow to all the kind, loving, and decent men I know who would never think of being so selfish as to force ANY unwanted attentions on ANYONE.

I HATE this topic. I HATE that we have to talk about this, that we have to convince people, that it ACTUALLY STILL NEEDS SAYING.

But our world is not as kind or as generous as I would have it be, and humans are not, either.
And so we have to explicitly *tell* people that sexual assault of ANY kind is not okay, and we have to do what we can to tip the balance toward respect for the agency and physical integrity of every individual, no matter their gender, sexual orientation, identification, presentation, history or reputation.

No means no.

Gentlemen of my friends list, please consider participating in YesheRabbit's project. I thank you in advance.
labelleizzy: (awesome)
Hey y'all!

[ profile] runeshower is hosting a friending Frenzy OVER HERE.

Go check her out and see if you can help make her journal more fun by adding your awesome into the mix!
labelleizzy: (Default)
Step One:
Make an post. It can be public or friends only, whatever you’re most comfortable with. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes, and these wishes can be anything - from simple (a fan fiction written about your favorite pairing), to medium (a DVD you want), to really extravagant (a brand new laptop or car).

Just make sure these are wishes for things you really truly want.

Step Two:
Skim through your friends list and see who has posted their own wish lists. Then - and this is the most important part - if you find a wish you can grant, and it’s in your heart to do so, make sure that person’s wish comes true.

Sometimes a person’s trash is another person’s treasure. If you have a leather jacket you don’t want or a gift certificate you’re never going to use, give it to someone who wants it.

Step Three:
Post this wish list any time after November 1st. Then repost it two weeks before Christmas.
You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday fairy - to spread the joy.
Gifts can be made anonymously or not, it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

(cross posted to Livejournal)

My list: (prefer upcycled/recycled/regifted if possible)

1) small, perhaps collapsible hair dryer (for drying intermediate stages of watercolor paintings)

2) Invitation for social outings or meals with you

3) Shopping trips with you (thrift/antique/secondhand shops a plus)

4) Storytelling swaps. (improv story creation)

5) Stuff-organizing swaps (you sit with me while I organize/clean out stuff and I'll return the favor)

6) Hand spun yarn in jewel tones and natural fibers.

7) Beginning Knitting lessons. Crochet lessons to ramp up my skills and tidy my techniques.

8) Stoneware bowls and mugs.

9) Breadbaking lessons.

10) Woodworking lessons (beginner).

11) Lessons in how to manipulate art and photos digitally.

12) Herb starts for savory, white woodruff, hyssop, and catnip, or Lily of the Valley bulbs.
labelleizzy: (help)
Hey friends, (Sacramento friends particularly!)

an internet-poly-community LJ friend is asking assistance: his mom needs eye surgery and he's over two hours away.

The dates of need are this coming Monday, Oct 10, and also on Tuesday, Nov 1, the location, Rancho Cordova.

Is there anyone who can help a friend's Mother to the hospital and back?


I'll make you cookies (or work out an equivalent treat)...

Check in with [ profile] maestrodog HERE for details of the situation.

feel free to boost signal as needed!
labelleizzy: (hazards exist)
the xkcd comic yesterday just confirms an question I had on Monday.

They keep trying rigid containment systems on the gulf oil spill gusher. (top hat etc, talking about explosive charges to close the hole again...)

would some science-type explain to me why a flexible containment system couldn't be dropped over the top of the gusher, and then the oil directed specifically to some other containment rig? (I mean aside from the whole it's a mile down in icy cold ocean waters and the flexible material might simply freeze and break under all the pressure...)

I'm thinking of something designed like a ginormous female condom, with weights on the wide open end to drop over the gusher, a gargantuan hose (or hoses) at the end to funnel the oil, and for the container, some of those ocean-going bags full of fresh-water that some idiot was trying to sell to southern California a few years ago.

Why can't this mess be contained & channeled, at least part of the time?

(in other related news, I just had a memory of Gary Larson's mosquito-cartoon, where one mosquito is swelled up like a balloon, and the other mosquito says, "Gladys! Pull up, you've hit an artery!" Maybe that comic is more related to this topic than I realized at first.)

Feel free to forward sciency friends here, I genuinely want to understand.

40 at 40...

Mar. 8th, 2010 08:07 pm
labelleizzy: from lj user= angelbob (creative resourceful sane)
I have an idea for a blog post: Advice for younger women.

I'd like to make it a list of 40 things I've learned as a woman of a certain age.

I'm not yet sure I HAVE 40 things I've learned as a 40 year old that would be valued by younger women.

Here's a start though. Edit: who knew I had this much good advice in me? =)

1) Pluck your chin hairs while your face is slightly 'dirty'... they come out easier and don't break.

2) If the person you're crushing on isn't all that "into you"... might want to reconsider why YOU are into THEM.

3) If your body is sore, move it. No, really. (And don't say should I move it if it's broken, I know you are smarter than that)

4) Invest in quality tools of all kinds. Take care of them. You don't need 3 pairs of mediocre scissors, or nailclippers, or whatever, if you have one good pair and you know where it is.

5) Get rid of crappy stuff. Get rid of multiples. You deserve better than to paw through boxes of crap looking for something you need.

6) Don't talk trash behind people's backs. Hell, don't talk trash period. You look petty and mean when you do.
Read more... )

Whew! Not too bad for a first draft! Any comments, advice, critiques, or contributions?

(that was SO much fun!!)
labelleizzy: (networking)
for [ profile] tsgeisel, [ profile] zpdiduda, [ profile] abditus, [ profile] cortneyofeden, [ profile] ef2p and any other friends interested in Jewish culture (and easily amused):

Ellen Kushner's latest project (see pic)

I've been following her progress on Twitter. Been interesting, if I lived closer to NYC, I might!

(p.s. Someone tell [ profile] foolsandirish to buy tickets and take his dad, for a lark!)
labelleizzy: (angry Snoopy)
How children are raised is how they behave when under stress.

For instance, attempted rape or sexual harassment.

Trigger warning, but I wanted to boost this signal because she hits the nail on the head about what happened for me with my own date rape in college.

Read the comment strand too.

a follow up which I found quite educational: Who FB friends your rapist? Assholes who aren't really friends to you.
labelleizzy: (networking)
LJ friend [ profile] cerulean_me is in a bit of a bind.

a not-friendly friend seems to have gutted her computer of its RAM while staying at her house. =(

I know I know a lot of people who frankenbox or who do their own computer repairs, so thought I'd ask.

here are the specs, according to the spouse-and-household geek, [ profile] 7leaguebootdisk:

"RAM Specs
It takes 1-4 modules of DDR2 533-800mhz, aka PC4200 to PC6400 (ie PC5300 would work), from 256MB to 2GB. Memory does not have to be paired (nicer if it is)."

If anyone might have something like that lying around (perhaps from a prior upgrade?) or is planning to upgrade RAM anytime soon and has something that would work, please contact me or directly contact [ profile] cerulean_me or [ profile] 7leaguebootdisk to let them know.

Thank you kindly.

labelleizzy: (Default)

feel free to post the link to this blog on facebook, myspace or anywhere it might be seen. The woman who is writing the blog is simply amazing.
labelleizzy: (Lizzy Flopped)
Go give some Valentin-y love to your sweeties, your buddies, your crushes.

(no, I don't think I'll sign up for the Valentinr widget thingy this year.

I hope to send notes to at least 3 LJ people per day between now and then... maybe more.

I know a lot of shiney people.


Jan. 20th, 2009 08:53 am
labelleizzy: (obama)
Wow. Just wow.

I want a copy of the inaugural poem and I want a copy of Barack's speech and I want a copy of the blessing, even. I am happy.

I'm across the street at my neighbors' house, where they held an inauguration party in their aMAzing kitchen/living room, with the ginormous tv and view of the lovely backyard; so many happy liberal democrats in the same room, and an amazing breakfast spread... Had to turn down a glass of what was probably some awesome champagne, glad I brought my own teacup over...

I am so happy to hear Keith Olberman and Rachel Maddows (sp) even Chris Matthews, swapping history geek stories about past presidencies... watching the crowd scenes and the incredible multiculturalism everywhere and the enthusiasm and the optimism and hope... Barack being strong and upright and noble and positive and photogenic... (lol) and I am so pleased at being able to breathe deeply, and smile for real, and to hope. to HOPE.

This will not be an easy road. This will not happen overnight. But it certainly sounds like the philosophical style is more about doing, about self-sufficiency, about being fair and transparent (I love this concept, especially if we can successfully implement it into the government...)

~~I'm going to go looking for a copy of the SF Chronicle and for a copy of the Contra Costa Times as well, and read them cover to cover... (or something... LOL)

~~My neighbors Joan and Mike are awesome. I hope to get a chance to know them better in the upcoming, if they stay living across the street (their house is for sale)...

~~GW's plane just took off. Wow, people cheering in the background...

I never thought talking about economic policy was interesting, but I grok it much better now than I ever did, and I have more of an investment in understanding it also... homeowners and mortgages and foreclosures (and how to help people avoid them), and how to "goose the economy" ... and a story from Al Roker about being on a bus full of high school band kids, who cheered when Obama took the oath of office... and speculating on how it might feel to BE Obama, looking out on Washington at all those people cheering for him...

the atmosphere of engagement and interest and investment, the appeal to young people, th wanting to work together... "this is a Moment" says Al Roker, "that I haven't seen since I was a kid, and Kennedy was inaugurated..."

Hope. HOPE. Wow.
labelleizzy: (activism)
Google "Livejournal Layoffs"

and then there are links on [ profile] magnificentmndi's post of today for some more information.

I am using a tool found Here created by [ profile] orona_red to back up.

I may go check out DeadJournal or InsaneJournal for continued vivacity...

I will be damn sad if LJ does "go down" or in the words of [ profile] eeyore42 "stagnate, which is the same thing", but I don't intend to lose my words, comments, friends.


Proactive planning.
labelleizzy: (awesome)
my dear friend Sarah is coming to visit from London for two weeks! She'll be splitting her time between me and her other bestest friend from Aberystwyth, Jenn (who I gather lives in SF!)

OMG this is going to be fun!!

Recommends for nature walks, cool shopping venues or farmers markets, cultural events that are "must-do's" and upcoming social events and invitations to dinner between the 14th and the 30th, hereby being solicited!

She's a foodie, too, so I know I'm taking her to Oliveto's and Luna Ristorante and probably to Greens and Millenium (Unless Jenn takes her out to one of those last two instead... LOL < /feeling competitive>)

Advice? Suggestions? Bueller? Bueller?

flist purge

Oct. 1st, 2008 08:23 pm
labelleizzy: (networking)
if I haven't heard from you in a long time, if you never friended me back, or if seeing your name does not make me smile, I just cut you from my flist.

no hard feelings I hope, but then I think those I cut won't ever read this anyway.


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