Friday, April 22, 2011

I need to renew my ACLU membership

Florida pastor jailed after mosque protest barred

This guy is an asshat of the first order, but I really think there's a denial of free speech here. What kind of law sends this kind of question to a jury?

UPDATE: The answer to the question I posed in the previous paragraph: a 19th century law. Florida pastor vows return to protest after ban

Living with coyotes XXIII

Arizona: Coyote bites 2-year-old at Phoenix city park

I seldom post about stupid criminals, but...

I think this guy takes criminal stupidity to a new high (or low):
Gangster’s tattoo showing murder scene leads to his conviction

UPDATE 5/20/11: Man linked to murder by tattoo sentenced to prison

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Semi-random thoughts

  • I bought a couple of cute skirts at Forever 21. But I wondered why the waistbands were so tall. Then I noticed the tags. They're not skirts, they're tunic tops. I'm still going to use them as skirts, though.
    • UPDATE: After trying them on, I found that I could actually wear one of them as a top. I never thought I could do a strapless look, but this worked. I don't wear a bra or my cleavage enhancer. I just keep my corset a little loose at the top, and then slide the bottoms of my breastforms under it. The stretchy bodice of the tunic holds everything in place!
  • As I was walking down St. Marks Pl., a guy (black, no surprise) eyed me. As he passed he said, "You look like a man." There was a woman behind me, who had seen me at the previous corner, and she immediately responded, "A sexy man." I love the East Village. 
  • I was saddened to hear of the death of Elisabeth Sladen, who played Doctor Who's companion, Sarah Jane Smith, when I first started watching the show. As the first, she will always be special for me.