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our justice system is so screwed up.

I just read that that monster in cleveland is pleading not guilty.

The right to a fair and speedy trial? When there aren't witnesses, absolutely. But this? How about the RIGHTS of these women who were tortured for 10 years to NOT have to sit through a trial, to NOT have to detail to all of the world what happened to them? How about THEIR rights? lock him up for life, throw away the key, put him in solitary with not enough food and beat him regularly, do unto others, right?? Then maybe these women and that little girl will have SOME chance at a normal life, if the media circus would subside.

And james holmes is pleading insanity, apparently, to save his life because they have said they would go after the death penalty. Really? You butchered and injured innocent people. How come YOU have a right to live and they didn't? Really? You're insane? You plotted and carefully planned for MONTHS. You very carefully booby-trapped your apartment. I think you're pretty smart, and calculating, and far, far from crazy. As a society, I think that we think, he has to be crazy, who would DO something like that? How about a mean, uncaring, angry, yet perfectly sane son-of-a-bitch?

We're bending over backwards to protect the rights of murders, rapists, bombers, and kidnappers. how about the rights of the victims and their families?

gah. it makes me sick.

Reeder's in Bartonsville, PA, a little Methodist church, where my gramie and grampa Frailey used to go. I have been there many, many times, have sung there, have gone with my grandmother to sew there, attended her funeral there. It's in a tiny little Pocono town, where people all know each other and nothing too terrible seems to happen - usually.

It's made national news about Arthur (A.B.) Schirmer, I think I talked about him before... well they've made a dateline show about it in the wake of the jury finding him guilty of murdering his second wife, Betty. He now will go on trial for the murder of his FIRST wife, Jewel. The show is on tomorrow night.

It's an ugly story, which is why we are all so fascinated. It really burns me up that he performed my Gramie's service after she died - and he did a good job - and I met a murderer. Yikes. Never really thought about THAT!!

Should be interesting to watch and see all the places I know so well. Wonder if I'll see any people I know.
This not being able to neg a buyer is really bullshit on ebay. I am not going to name anybody... but I am really upset and hurt.

I didn't notice I got a neg until now - and it was months ago, so I can't even reply to it. Would you think I was claiming this doll was NRFB if you read this description?
Please read this description carefully. I THINK this XXX is NRFB; but I’m not sure. I bought her from another collector. She has her knee plastic protectors still on, and her hair is in its factory ponytail. My pictures are a little dark, please forgive me; she is beautiful, with gorgeous red lips and beautiful brunette hair. I do not have her original shipper anymore; she will be safely shipped in the box you see, inside a priority mail box. She does NOT have her earrings – I bought her this way, and didn’t realize they were missing until I looked at other dolls on ebay. I will include a pair of Emberwilde replacement hoops for her. Just please note she does NOT have her earrings. She is spotlessly clean! This item is from a nonsmoking, pet-friendly collector's home. These photos were taken without flash. C'mon, let's have some fun and go check out the pics!

I did not claim she was new! I said I wasn't sure - which is the TRUTH! is it MY fault this person didn't read the description? and they NEGGED me?? Not even a neutral?? They never contacted me, I would have accepted the doll back. I am an honest person. I have plenty of faults but dishonesty is not one of them. I make sure I describe EVERYTHING in my auctions. Oh my god I am so pissed. This happened months ago but I just found out tonight...

Classic Uncle Windy

Scroll down to the tribute to my uncle Forrest Sebring - there is a HILARIOUS little story in there about some kids trying to sneak into the fair with a bunch of their friends stuffed in the trunk, and Uncle Windy distracted the driver for like 20 minutes before finally saying to the driver, now if your friends in the trunk have the ticket fee, you can all go in and enjoy the fair.

Classic Uncle Windy to make sure they learned a lesson to boot. He was one of a kind, that is for sure.

Still stuck on Sandusky

I'm still obsessed with the whole Jerry Sandusky/Penn State tragedy. And with Mike McQueary, the grad student (he was like 28 or something at the time) who actually WITNESSED Sandusky abusing a boy in the showers.

At what point in your life are you so cowed by... by what, tradition? Cowed by your boss? Cowed by the culture of the football program? that you do not bust into that scene, scream at the top of your lungs, grab that kid and run, interrupt the scene and call 911? I honestly cannot fathom this. And now he has to live with the knowledge that because he just "reported it to Joe Paterno" that more boys were abused in the 10 years that followed.

ugh. it's just so disgusting, I can't look away. I can't imagine what else has gone on in other high-profile athletic programs at other schools. Covered up rape? Oh, for sure. Drug usage cover ups? Again, for sure. What's the price?


Hear, Hear!!!!!


LOVED this follow-up article to the graduation speech that has gone viral. "You are not special."


OK you smartypants again - I still don't get it. This is about the Rutgers thing again.


You will recall that he was sentenced, and the prosecution felt it was insufficient, and they planned to appeal. It says here that Ravi has the right to move forward with the sentence. So does this mean the prosecution is forced to accept the 30 days? Or will the appeal still go on, and he might still end up with more than 30 days? this is so confusing.

I'm just curious, just trying to understand. I don't like it when I don't understand things.

PS Foot Tattoo!!! it's still healing. Just got it on Memorial Day.
all finished

testing photobucket to use for ebay pictures.
Dunno if you have been following this at all -- it's a local story (Rutgers) that made national news. This kid Dharun Ravi used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's encounters and the poor kid found out about it and jumped off the GWash Bridge. So it caused all this kerfuffle and Ravi was charged and found guilty of, among a long list of things, bias intimidation, invasion of privacy, and interfering with an investigation/witness tampering.

I'm just curious, just trying to understand something. He could've gotten 10 years. The judge sentenced him to 30 days and a hefty fine payable to various charities. The prosecution asked for a "stay" - as did the defense. I was watching the actual sentencing and got confused about what, EXACTLY, that meant, because I thought the judge went on to say that he will report to the jail on May 31st either way. I thought the stay meant that he would NOT report that day - the defense and the prosecution are both appealing the ruling, I think. Of course the defense wants 0 time, the prosecution wanted something more significant than 30 days.

Now. This is what I'm curious about. What good does it do to appeal, for either side? Will they get a different judge who might say something different? Or will they just try over the next whatever time frame they are given, try to convince the same judge that what he gave him was faulty and to reconsider?

The judge seemed to make it very clear that he took all pieces of the puzzle and of what he was actually convicted of, and that he felt his sentence was just. He did kinda ream the kid, too, saying you were found guilty of a long list of things and he never heard him once apologize.

I figure somebody out there knows what all this legal junk means.

Meme stolen from Armeleia's blog....

BJD Quiz~
Taken from armeleia on her blog exquisite outpost :)

List your Crew! (holy shit). OK this is bad. OK I am officially mortified.
Afton (DT Estella boy, modded, on dragondolls girl body)
Monet (School Head C, sd13 L bust body)
Demora (SWD Nanas,d13 L bust body)
Memphis Grace (Iz head/lishe body)
Elijah Belle (4sisters on sd13 body)
Lennox (Alice in Labyrinth Alice/Elfdoll small bust body)
Ashby (Anais One-Off NY Dolpa 2007)
Lisa (CH Sia)
Jenna (modded CH Choa)
Ianthe (sleeping Soony/DD1 body)
Libertine (modded dreaming Lishe)
Iliana (Ryung)
Siobhan (modded Reminisce Sooah/DD2)
Jeremiah Blue (Jerome girl)
Charlie (Serendipity Charles girl)
Shawn (DOD Bee-A)
(note; I have 3 Unoa bodies, so not all these have a permanent body)
Eliza James (Unoa Lusis)
Calliope Selene (Unoa Sist)
Harmony (sleeping sist faceplate)
Enigma (sist faceplate)
Tosca (modded Lusis "O" faceplate)
Bardot (modded sleeping Lusis faceplate)
Boleyn (sist faceplate)
Framboise (slightly modded Lusis)
Georgia (Lusis)
(note; I have 4 Minifee bodies, so not all these have a permanent body)
La Clara (MNF Dreaming Marcia)
Billie Barrymore (MNF modded sleeping Rheia)
Juno (MNF sleeping Woosoo faceplate)
Vienna (MNF Luts #7)
Isabeau (MNF Rheia)
Bisou (MNF Juri 2010)
Evangeline Tinker (Tink) sleeping shushu, eyes modded open
November (MNF Sleeping Lishe, modded eyes open)
Not-Yet-Named White 2008 Juri
Not-Yet-Named Mirwen head
Hermione Twitch (Yo Tanpopo)
(note; I have 3 littlefee bodies, so not all these have a permanent body)
Tenley (LTF El girl)
Quiet (LTF sleeping pipi girl faceplate)
Impatience (LTF chiwoo elf girl)
Surprise (LTF Elf Ante)
Lillian (modded sleeping Ante faceplate)
Winter (LTF Rolly)
Noelani (LTF Dreaming Vamp Rolly modded)
(note; I have 4 lati bodies, so not all these have a permanent body)
LU (Lil' Ugly; Lati Mystic Lami no fangs)
Beatrix (Lati Yellow Miel)
Celia Primrose (lati yellow mystic lumi no fangs)
Josie (Lati Yellow Lumi)
Jean Louise/Scout (Lati Yellow Miel)
Sunshine (Lati Yellow Coco)
Queen (lati yellow miel red queen)
again not all faceplates have their own body
The McSquee Sisters (Pukipuki pipi sleeping/awake)
Jinkies (Pukipuki Pong)
Kaleidoscope (Pukipuki closed eye Pong)
Sparrow (Pukipuki Pirate Ante sleeping/awake)
Duckie (ruby)
Cassidy O'Malley (cupid event faceplate)
Frostbite (Tinybear mermaid)
Rose Red and Jessica - white and NS Inklings
and last but CERTAINLY not least...
Juniper Snowpea (Naripon Pansy)

Who was your first doll? Do you still own him, her, or it?
Jeremiah Blue, blue fairy Jerome Girl, and I absolutely still own her.

Who is your favorite doll?
I swear I cannot answer this. I really love all my dolls. Juniper Snowpea is my muse, so special. And Jenna - I think if there were a fire, I'd just have to try to grab those 2 because they are, seriously, irreplaceable.

Which doll do you hope or plan to buy next?
NOBODY omg. The list above has scared the shit outta me.

Quick! You’ve instantly got $800 and must choose a doll to spend it on right now or it’s gone forever! Who do you pick?
OMG! Probably another fairyland minifee. I do love me the minifees.

Quick! You’ve instantly got enough money for any one and must choose a doll to spend it on right now or it’s gone forever, but this time you have to buy the doll for someone else! Who gets the dolly, and what do you get them?
AHCKT! I would get Lolly an OLDSKIN SD13 body 4 sisters and a Luts GIRL body.

Are you currently waiting on any dolls, heads, or bodies?

Do any of your dolls seem to like you to the point that they are infatuated with you?
Yeah. Juniper Snowpea just ADORES me. I can tell by the way she widdles in my cereal and bites me when I'm not looking.

Do any of your dolls seem to dislike or even hate you?
My dolls aren’t sentient. If I thought they were, and if I thought they were against me, they would be gone. (this is what Aimee said - and I'm leaving it. Cuz yeah - these are 2 pretty insane qustions, right there)

Who’s your most expensive doll at the time you purchased them, not counting items you bought separately for them?
Crikey, I guess Ashby, right? Cripes she was $$.

Who’s the least expensive doll you own?
Fairfax Redux. Her head was $80 on ebay (snag! score!!!) and Evenstar gave me the body she's on - but I sent her $50 because I couldn't just take it for NOTHING.

Is there a limit to what you’d spend on a doll?
I can't believe I spent what I did on Ashby. She was, what, with tax some 1200? Christ. I think that's insane. That's more than my mortgage. I don't want to spend that much again. I think my limit has actually gone DOWN - I don't think I'd spend that much now. So - 600 maybe?

Which doll did you wait for the longest for so far?
I am not sure I remember. I think I waited a long time for the new Unoa kit I ordered when they did that preorder a couple years ago.

Which doll had the shortest wait so far?
Surprise, my elf ante b/c she was in stock at denver doll.

Who’s the biggest doll you own?
Afton, the dragondoll/estella boy hybrid.

Who’s the smallest doll you own?
Juniper Snowpea.

Got any floating heads? If yes, how likely are they to receive bodies anytime soon?
Yeah, a lot, see list above. However, all my BIG girls have their own bodies now. I only like having floating heads when they are SUPER easy to change, like minifee, littlefee, unoa, etc.

Got any floating bodies?

Do you have any extra, unclaimed pairs of eyes? How many if so?
I think I have 20-ish pairs… maybe more. Varying materials and price ranges. (DITTO what Aimee said). Most of my "good" eyes are in a doll though. I do like to change eyes on certain dolls.

Do you have any extra, unclaimed wigs? How many if so?
Yes. God yes. (GOD GOD GOD YES. a jillion)

Anything you’ve said “never” to in the hobby that you later gave in to?
Yes. I said I'd never spend over $1000 on a doll.

Do you own dolls that aren’t BJDs?
Holy smokes yeah. Fashion Royalty, Barbie, some Bratz, Monster High (goddamned monster high!!!! I'm obsessed!!!), Tonners....

What was your last doll-related purchase?
I bought a minifee outfit and boots off Etsy. And 2 monster high gargoyle girls off amazon.

What do you expect your next doll-related purchase to be?
Nothing planned, really; am trying to get some Plume Blanche minifee outfits from etsy.

What was the last doll-related thing to arrive to you by mail?
the monster high gargoyles

What was the last doll-related thing you purchased in person?
monster high, from toys r us

Not counting floating heads, floating bodies, and anything on layaway (paid off dolls count), how many dolls do you own?
37? Christ on a cracker. 37. shit.

The quiz is over! Any last words?
Oh god. (me too aimee-- ME TOO!!!!!!!)

this is hilarious.


Management lessons to be learned through star wars.