Category Archives: Virginia Move
Anne and I worked a great deal going door to door for the Hillary vote in Richmond, VA. Sad day.
As a sexual assault survivor from when I was stationed at Fort Lee in 2005, a person ignoring Trump’s rapes really ticks me off. People keep saying the vote had nothing to do with sexism, but let’s face it the vote had to do with sexism.
No Order Payments
I was trying to sell make-up and no one payed me the money! Many people pay lip service to trying to help you get a weekend home based business off the ground selling crafts, freelance work, or make-up. They say they will order half of your full catalog, and hand you a page covered in orders. Then after you order it all with out of pocket cash very few or none will pay! I am having one of THOSE months at this point. It can be a money pit some days to try and make MORE money. Next time I will get the cash up front.
I got dumped today. He is the one who asked ME out, and yet feels the need to reject. When a girl is single people often assume SHE is the one being too picky, and yet it is often the men being too judgmental to the female that is the issue. He never talks to me, never comments on any of my Facebook posts, and posts a new photo of him hugging a girl I don’t know as his profile picture on Facebook weekly. Next he thinks HE has the reason to get upset. Why is all of Richmond populated with jerk men?
I donated blood all this month, negative blood types are getting 50 bucks a pop due to a blood shortage in Richmond. There is a dangerous lack of negative blood in Richmond. If you have a negative blood type, donate! After my latest yearly trip to Planned Parenthood showed my blood as clean in testing, I decided to be a donor again a little while ago. The lab workers may poke you, prod you, drug test you, and ask you a million weird questions. However donating blood and plasma does save the lives of people who need it badly.
Here is my review of the fireworks in DC for the 4th of July. The fireworks were beautiful and long lasting. The area is filled with special food, 1776 actors dressed in costume, and free music events. Yet be careful to expect a crazed police state in DC if you go. I went to Washington DC to see the fireworks this year with Anne and Alexandria. However the blisters on my feet have their own baby blisters at this point. Plus I put on SPF 100 sunscreen, and STILL got purple sunburn. Pale Freckled Goth Girl problems with going out on July 4th.
It is a big deal in the United States to see fireworks on the 4th in DC because the 4th of July 1776 is when the Declaration of Independence was signed in DC, and the Declaration of Independence is stored at the National Archives in DC. So it is the focus of the source of the holiday. At the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Washington DC we ate Flag Cakes with USA flags for the holiday. My most loved part was the Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space had real space capsules to climb on. Also they had an authentic model of the real Startrek Enterprise used in the original Startrek TV show. It had newly been renovated and put on display which I was very happy about seeing it. At one point many of the science objects we love today were all once science fiction in the imagination of a dreaming inventor.
My most hated part was when they had airport style security gates surrounding every 50 feet of downtown DC due to terrorist threats. I understand sometimes we need extra security, but it was by FAR overkill on the need for security with what they had going on. They not only checked people, but re-checked them in nightmarish ways. For every person who was checking bags, eight were sitting around watching them with nothing to do. Military men in full cold weather uniform dress were loaded with guns watching every person. As there was 90 degree heat occurring that day soldiers were very irritable as they screened the public. By the 19th security station I had to go to on the way to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History a stoner guy with dreadlocks who was an African American who was clearly stoned was put in charge by the soldiers to check bags. He randomly took expensive camera supplies out of my bag, and put them in his personal pockets. Then he took a bottle opener keychain out of my bag and said “You are not allowed to have sharped objects” and pocketed that into his personal pockets as well. I was so angry that if I had possessed a gun I would have shot his very stoned face. Every purse or wallet contains keys which are shiny and sharp, and so it is now illegal to have keys?
When they create busywork to employ people with searches, pretty soon very bored workers are going to MAKE problems to say people have. Shortly afterward tiny shampoo items and nail clippers are called deadly weapons by bored security workers. It was nightmarish and horrible. This celebration of American “freedom” was sadly demonstrating that our freedoms are being destroyed by a police state mentality. If you try to go to the events, be warned that Big Brother will be watching you.
Jean Brehm-stern, Brandon Powell and Chris Rosenbaum
Andrea E. Menzies We ate July 4th flag cakes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History when waiting for the Fourth of July Fireworks in DC. Andrea E. Menzies in Washington, District of Columbia.
Saw the Fireworks for July 4th at the Jefferson Monument, even if it almost killed us with nightmare crowds, heat, and rain. But yes, it was amazing and super pretty.
Then we went to Don Pablo’s for tacos goodness.
Paul Bileci, Austin Moore and 6 others
Andrea E. Menzies Yummy food for Anne, Alexandria, and me on the way home from D.C.
Funny Facebook Moment of the Week.
I am back to being active after my surgery. I went in for surgery on back pain Thursday. Nothing too bad went wrong. The bad pain has let up a bit since I had the work done. Now that it is over, I can laugh about it. Yet something about being knocked out, and not in control of your life is really spooky on a primal level.
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Brandon Powell luck!
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Andrea E. Menzies Thanks.
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Andrea E. Menzies The joke of Public Option being part of the Hillary campaign. http://www.msnbc.com/…/hillary-clinton-keeps-the-fight…
Hillary Clinton keeps the fight for a ‘public option’ alive
MSNBC.COM|BY STEVE BENEN
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Allan Coberly Good luck and quick healing!
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Alice Pfonner Sending our prayers
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This month marks the one year anniversary of my move to Richmond, and all sorts of melodrama is happening.
People who order Avon from me, order #6 will be a few days late. Some of my credit cards got deactivated, so the order is a bit late. Also, please update your addresses so that I can mail you a brochure faster. Thanks!
Looking up info for Virginia voting this week. I REALLY plan to vote this year.
Andrea E. Menzies In the 80s my brother only had to pay 400 dollars for a full year of full time community college classes. Now it is 600 dollars per ONE CLASS to go to night school at community college. Not ALL types of people can get student loans, and student loans can default.
― George Orwell, 1984
Suicide is what my ex-step brother’s kid committed last week. Everyone thinks depression is a joke or a plea for attention until real death happens. There is so much social stigma in modern day to “seeking therapy” and admitting to depression. Yet something worse can happen, and it is real death. The kid had issues with not getting a job in a really bad recession. A generation of Republican sending jobs overseas has now taken a toll; a death toll.