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Shai PeriHawk
18 October 2005 @ 01:10 pm
Everybody must go out and buy Women's Health magazine so they can catch me in all my camoflaged glory in their Yoga inset.

I'm in a magazine!
Current Mood: amusedgobsmacked
Shai PeriHawk
16 October 2005 @ 02:06 pm
I've made some improvements on my latest outfit for faire. Including the addition of some trims, a farthingale, and a lace collar, a bit narrower than the lace on the sleeves. I'm thinking of narrowing the collar even more, so it's less overwhelming.

Anyhow, here are some pictures.Collapse )

Whaddya think?
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Shai PeriHawk
15 October 2005 @ 07:13 am
We're going to the Ohio Renaissance Festival today, so of course I can't find: my belt, my pretty green hat, or ANY of my pouches.

This is me irritated at myself for my so-called organization. I THOUGHT I'd hunted down all my costuming stuff and stuck it in a very specific drawer, but apparently NOT.

*gnashing of teeth and irritation*

But it's all right, 'cause my mom is going in costume. Because I am brilliant and found A Way.

We're going to Faire! *GLEEEEEEE!!!!!*
Current Mood: devious
Shai PeriHawk
13 October 2005 @ 08:07 am

It's my birthday, and it doesn't suck.


Speaking of,


Happy Birthday, Drea!


Okay,  I'm done.

Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Shai PeriHawk
07 October 2005 @ 02:05 pm
Your Hair Should Be Blue

Wild, brilliant, and out of control.
You're a risk taker with an eye to the future.
Shai PeriHawk
06 October 2005 @ 06:13 pm
I've had this kicking around in my head since we started thinking about doing another Blues Night. I know some of you are on the list for it. I don't want to just post. Don't feel it's right. So I'll post what I have here and get opinions.

The place was nearly empty. The regulars had cleared out in anticipation of this night. Only the employees and a few strays scattered through the room.

It was dark, hazy, as it should be.

A match flared at the bar, touched the tip of a cigarette. She inhaled until her lungs burned, relishing the small pain. She really wasn’t supposed to smoke, her doctors said, but it didn’t make a difference here.

She loved the burn, the stimulus, the menthol tingling in her mouth. Screw what was healthy, what she should be doing. This wasn’t the night for it.

This was a night to dig down into your soul and pull out the pain so everybody else could see. And then smile as you let go, no matter how much it hurt to turn up those lips.

She dressed for it. Spangled slinky satin in forest green clung to curves and hid bulges. She stood and shrugged out of her wrap. Better to go now, before the crowd got bigger, when it would be harder.

She leaned down to whisper into the ear of the piano player. He looked suspiciously like Ray Charles. His hands moved on the piano, pounding out Billie Holiday.

Normally, she didn’t have the voice for something so raw. But special places really made the woman. She pushed back her fall of too-long blond hair and started to sing.

Ghost of yesterday
Stalking 'round my room
All night long you stay
Walk around profound gloom
When the darkness falls
When I've gone to bed
Weirdly come your calls
Mournfully, scornfully dead

Folly of a love I strangled
Pulsing heart I thought was gone
Gives no peace
Will not cease
Prowling 'round till dawn
Ghost of yesterday
Every night you're here
Whispering away
"Might have been, might have been, oh, my dear"
Foolish heart must pay
Ghost of yesterday

Her voice didn’t break on the last word. Good writing and sheer stubborn will prevented it. Instead she went back to her seat at the bar, and took a damaging drag from the mentholated cigarette, to keep her hands from shaking.

Blues Night.
Current Mood: worriedblue
Shai PeriHawk
03 October 2005 @ 11:20 am
Sore throat, hoarse, post-nasal drip. That could have been written off.

Screaming sore muscles across my back and ribs? Wearing my pull-over and ripping it off in intervals?

Not so much.

Don't have time for this. Going to go drown myself in echinaecea tea. Possibly con parents into juice.

I'm just a wimpy sick person.
Current Mood: sicksick
Shai PeriHawk
23 September 2005 @ 08:39 am
I know a lot of people are having problems getting onto DALnet. I've set up a channel on Darkmyst for those people. I'm sitting in there, probably be there all day.

Darkmyst has an excellent java client if anyone wants to use it. We'll be on #subcafe.

I'd say something, but I can't cry anymore, I have to work.
Current Mood: blankblank
Shai PeriHawk
13 September 2005 @ 09:02 am
Anybody else hear about this?

What blows me away is that the authorities are protecting them. Stupidity is a defense for cruelty now?

In other news, Paypal needs to get its act together so I can pay for my domain name and everybody can get their webspace back. Now please.

Edit: SFP is back up. Thank you for your patience.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Shai PeriHawk
02 September 2005 @ 09:02 am
Well, we certainly fucked things up.

It's turning into No Man's Land with supposed government aid.

Edit: My point being, despite people trying as they are, still others are just... I feel like a portion of people are beating their heads against a wall that another portion of people are doing their best to keep up. It's very frustrating. I wish I had the resources to do like camwyn and take some time off work to go help. As it is, I can't even drop some change into a bucket. That on top of seeing how crazy everything is just .... it hurts.

This is not laying blame, this is not crying out for something to be done. This is an expression of frustration at my own impotence.

Edit #2: That's quite enough.
Shai PeriHawk
01 September 2005 @ 06:33 pm
1. Go here.
2. Pass it on.
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Shai PeriHawk
29 August 2005 @ 10:15 pm
Spiralfirepress.com will most likely go down on Thursday until I can get the domain name paid up. If anybody'd like, I can try to figure out how to point there without the domain name.
Shai PeriHawk
28 August 2005 @ 09:50 am
Read no-one else's reviews of SG Friday. It'll make you happier.

Much love,
Shai PeriHawk
24 August 2005 @ 11:50 am
This just pisses me off.

Yeah, I don't think kids need to be out randomly firing guns on the street. Or having weapons at all. But even if the lawyer hadn't mentioned the kids developmental problems? He handed the gun to the police wrapped in a banana.

This strikes me as somebody who's watched too much TV and doesn't fully understand that guns are BAD. Yeah, the kid needs legal discipline (as do his parents, but I'm not going there).

What makes that judge think that $250k bail is going to accomplish ANYTHING?

Morons are running this country, I SWEAR.

Edit: Yes, I too am a complete moron. I SWEAR I read that as banana. The whole situation takes on new meaning without the banana......

Going to crawl into an embarrassed hole now.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Shai PeriHawk
24 August 2005 @ 09:35 am
Happiest of them to my favorite Canadian alcoholic.

There'd be more, but I'm at work.
Shai PeriHawk
24 August 2005 @ 09:30 am
Nerd MemeCollapse )
Shai PeriHawk
18 August 2005 @ 07:14 pm
1. Go here.
2. Pass it on.
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Shai PeriHawk
15 August 2005 @ 04:39 pm
Way back when I first started learning about eukaryot and prokaryot cells, I determined one of the theories of evolution. I looked at the differences between different types of prokaryotic cells and compared them to the organelles of eukaryotic cells. The similarities in shape and function was just logical. Eukaryotic cells evolved of multiple prokaryotic cells. It probably started out as an afternoon snack, then turned into a symbiotic relationship where the cells were stronger together, and thus survived longer and reproduced more.

That's the way evolution works. Things in nature decide that life could be better, and start popping out experiments until one succeeds. Then they keep making that adjustment on the newer models.

Evolution has challenged and strengthened my faith. Maybe the fact that I'm not Christian, and I don't take bible myths literally contributed to that. But this is another case of “I don't understand.”

I don't understand how people can take something with such a strong case, like evolution, and throw it out the window because it doesn't fit stories that were made up more than four thousand years ago.

Phrasing will improve when I'm not at work.
Shai PeriHawk
14 August 2005 @ 11:27 am
So, I was perusing Adelphia, and I came across this article.

Then, two months later, came what she considered to
be a disturbingly placid meeting with President Bush. While she found
him to be a "man of faith," she also said later that he seemed "totally
disconnected from humanity and reality." And when she later heard him
speak of soldiers' deaths as "noble," Sheehan felt she had to do

"To be perfectly honest, I think it is disgraceful,"
said bookkeeper Diana Kraft of Vacaville, whose son is in the Navy. "I
don't know the loss she's feeling to lose a son because, thank
goodness, I haven't had that, but we're in this war and we have to
support the troops."

Disgraceful? Yeah, it's so easy to dismiss death when it doens't touch you. When it's across the globe. It's a noble death when you aren't in danger, none of your loved ones are in danger, but you're out fighting a war for people that don't really want you there. When it's not someone you know.

For the record, here's what she said she wants to
tell him: "I would say, 'What is the noble cause my son died for?' And
I would say if the cause is so noble has he encouraged his daughters to
enlist? And I would be asking him to quit using Casey's sacrifice to
justify continued killing, and to use Casey's sacrifice to promote

Every time I hear one of those country singers going on about how it's so great to make it to Arlington Cemetary, or how their dad lost his eye in the Army (basic training accident), I want to scream. Have they been there? Have any of them served, take that risk?

How many veterans are in these protests? People who've seen, who know?

I know I'm not making any sense at all, it's just too upsetting for me. My sister's fiance lost his best friend a few weeks ago. My cousin is in Iraq right now. I spent 6 months in Kuwait at the very beginning of the war. To my eyes, it's completely pointless. I know war can sometimes boost the economy, boost country morale. That's just a fact of human nature and economy.

But it doesn't seem to be working.

And I'm tired of people dying for a man who just doesn't understand reality.
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Chad Kroeger - Hero
Shai PeriHawk
10 August 2005 @ 10:28 am
Iran and its nuclear program has been in the news a lot lately. Along side all sorts of heehawing and threats should they develop weapons et al.

And if you think about it, you have to remember that nuclear power is one of the most efficient types available. You get a whole lot of power out of very little product. For a country that just knows it has a lack of energy, nuclear power is an excellent option.

If UN countries are so all-fired against Iran using nuclear power, they need to get off their asses and start presenting them with other options. There's a metric assload of them.

But how can we expect countries that don't look beyond their own coal, oil, and nuclear power facilities to think about green energy. This stance on Iran's nuclear is highly hypocritical and stinks of deliberately keeping Iran in the dark. (Literally?) I see in the news, everything US officials say about the country reeks of racism and religious prejudice.

It's irritating.

I wish I knew more about electricity generation so I could put together some sort of report or something on better ways to generate power.
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Current Mood: bitchybitchy
Shai PeriHawk
14 July 2005 @ 11:40 am
Pay attention, I’m only going to explain this once.

Excluding one month, from December of 2003 until June of 2005, I have paid rent. 95% of the time, I paid half or more. For that entire time, I paid phone and internet and TV. Putting together the internet, TV, electric, and rent for the whole two years of the lease, I have paid $200 more than my share as of this moment.

I offered to help them find someone to sublet. They decided they didn’t need anybody. I have done what I could. I was not kidding when I said I have no more to give.

Last month, I took out two payday loans and borrowed money from my parents to pay these bills. I left the phone on until the new one was set up, the bill is being forwarded to me.

I’m leaving you all to your own devices. Email me if you want to know more.
Shai PeriHawk
04 July 2005 @ 02:42 pm
Not dead.
Shai PeriHawk
30 June 2005 @ 01:56 pm
Instead of packing, I went through and tagged all the SpiralFire posts through February.....
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: Cirque du Soleil - Incantation
Shai PeriHawk
30 June 2005 @ 12:03 pm
Anybody who is involved in this project! Please let me know if you've received my email regarding the contracts immediately!

Thank you.

As encouragement to myself and others who are attempting to write a publishable novel, I give you How to write a novel in 100 days or less.

There's also The Snowflake Method of Writing.
Current Mood: rushedrushed
Current Music: Cirque du Soleil - Séisouso
Shai PeriHawk
28 June 2005 @ 11:47 pm
To those who've offered rides, THANK YOU. I can't tell you right now if I'll be able to make it. I have to get a job first. It IS the first thing on my list of priorities.

With the job market in the area, it shouldn't be any problem for me to get it secured. Tell me when you need to know by.

I'm going to wash off the stank now.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Sarah Brightman - Tue
Shai PeriHawk
28 June 2005 @ 01:56 am
If you woke up and we were in bed together, what would your first thought be?

Now post this in your LJ and find out what mine would be.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber - Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh
Shai PeriHawk
25 June 2005 @ 06:41 pm
World's Shortest Personality Test.
Not that I believe that last bit.Collapse )
My Love TypeCollapse )
Current Music: London After Midnight - Kiss
Shai PeriHawk
25 June 2005 @ 06:04 pm
So I have LJ-Maintenance on my RP flist.

And I notice the EXTREMELY AGGRAVATING thing where people MUST be the first post. And that's all they say. "first post! lol!"


Okay, I'm irate, 'cause I should be packing....
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
Current Music: REM - It's the End of the World as We Know It
Shai PeriHawk
25 June 2005 @ 12:18 pm
Remember that stupid woman who locked her kid in the basement and let the pit bulls roam free? She's being charged with child endangerment.

It's not enough, but it's a start.
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Current Music: Cowboy Mouth - Everybody Loves Jill
Shai PeriHawk
24 June 2005 @ 04:16 pm
I just got a freakin' call sheet in my email box. They are flying to Milwaukee JUST FOR ME. I have a freakin' GROOMER.

*dies quietly*


*goes to moisturize*
Current Mood: crazycrazy
Shai PeriHawk
24 June 2005 @ 01:58 pm
Take the MIT Weblog Survey
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Deftones - The Chauffer (Duran Duran cover)
Shai PeriHawk
22 June 2005 @ 11:19 pm
Pardon me a moment.


In other news, the photographer wants to do a sunrise shoot, I'm taking pictures in my Army uniform, and do I look better in Spring Green or a soft yellow?

I still have a zit on my chin, but I think it's ready to go away now. Must remember to medicate it every day.

Still haven't started packing. I really need to do this. I believe I'm going to toss this desk in the garbage, as I've been meaning to replace it for a while, and my parents are not short on desk space. Less stuff to fit into a trailer, yay!

My dad is coming up on the 1st. We're packing the trailer on the 2nd, and driving down on the 3rd. Time is closing in. *worries*
Current Mood: crankycranky
Shai PeriHawk
21 June 2005 @ 03:46 pm
So today I started my 3-day temp thing with an IT show. We finished early yay(boo), so I actually get to eat lunch. (Chips and salsa, yay.) And when I was trying to get ready to go home, a guy who smelled strongly of rum asked me for $2. I told him that if I had $2, I'd have taken the bus.

I think I've figured out a way to get to WW without my mother objecting horribly. If we can get Sunrise Chasers out before then, I can totally write it off as a business expense. And if I take my brother's motorcycle, it'll cost even LESS. Yay.

Oh, I found this gem on CNN. And everybody who's surprised that SUV owners aren't participating raise your hands!

Also, getting my picture taken for Yoga magazine this Sunday. I have a GIANT ZIT ON MY CHIN. *cries*
Current Mood: crazycrazy
Current Music: Stabbing Westward - Breathe You In
Shai PeriHawk
20 June 2005 @ 11:53 pm
Jack all.

*hangs head*

Though, I did get to work.

I folded some clothes.

Separated some too. Still need to drag the ones out of the hamper in my closet and fold/separate them.

And find another large bag for the stack in my room. And pack. And quit panicking. Really must quit panicking. It's going to be okay. And if Kristi loves me she'll let me coach the colorguard for her marching band. That would be great fun.

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Current Mood: scaredscared
Current Music: Anastacia - Left Outside Alone
Shai PeriHawk
20 June 2005 @ 12:30 pm
To be updated as neccessary.

1. Finish laundry
2. Separate clothes for Goodwill/Salvation Army
3. Drop clothes at Goodwill/Salvation Army
4. Call TimeWarner
5. Call TalkAmerica
6. Talk to Mr. K at Walgreens.
7. Don't panic
8. Pack
9. Don't panic
10. Search E-town newspaper for jobs
11. Work

To be updated as things progress.
Current Mood: crazycrazy
Current Music: Guster - Rainy Days
Shai PeriHawk
20 June 2005 @ 03:11 am
I'm moving to Kentucky on the 2nd. The roommates and I have worked this out. It's for the best.
Current Mood: determineddetermined
Current Music: Vienna Teng - Decade and One
Shai PeriHawk
19 June 2005 @ 02:38 pm
I'm starting to realize that I am the poison in my life.
Current Mood: pessimisticpessimistic
Current Music: Vienna Teng - Lullabye For A Stormy Night
Shai PeriHawk
18 June 2005 @ 09:39 am
Evidence of ancient Egyptian glassmaking
Current Music: Radiohead & Portishead - Blow Out
Shai PeriHawk
18 June 2005 @ 09:34 am
So, was reading the news. I know it always irritates the hell out of me, but I do it anyhow.

And I came across this gem. "People of color who go into the military are put on the front line," said the 67-year-old Carroll, who is black.

What century is this woman living in? I've been around MANY military units and branches and environments. 99% of non-Caucasians who go into the military are smart enough to avoid line-units. They pick jobs that will actually be useful outside the military, and don't have to prove their cajones by being infantry.

While I totally agree that it's completely inappropriate to give out high school kids' information to recruiters, I completely disagree with that statement. I do think recruiters should be allowed to set up a display in a cafeteria or common area. Kids should KNOW what's out there. But they don't need to be cold-call harassed by recruiters.

This totally discounts my opinion on the so-called front line and the No Child Left Behind Act.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Final Fantasy VIII - Orchestrated
Shai PeriHawk
17 June 2005 @ 04:33 pm
I have a nauseating headache. And my stomach is miserable. And I really need to get to Kinkos, which means I need to leave in ten minutes.

I'll say more later.
Current Mood: nauseatednauseated
Current Music: Deftones - Deftones - The Chauffer (Duran Duran cover)