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Writing to clear my head....

Title: The Morning After
Author: imjustdifrent
Summary: A lot happened last night.
Rating: PG-13 for content
Author's Note: Not entirely fictional. A comment was made. A kiss happened. Tears were shed. A meal was shared after. Most of the details have been changed for various reasons. This is unedited and one of the first things I've written in years, so my apologies if it's terrible.

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Pay It Forward 2014

I am participating in the Pay it Forward initiative: people who comment on this post with "I'm in" will receive a surprise from me at some point in this calendar year. Anything from a book, a ticket, something home grown or made, a postcard, absolutely any surprise. There will be no warning; when the mood takes me, and I find something that I believe would suit you and make you happy it will be sent. Copy and paste this to your own journal only if you wish to do so.

Fuck 23. I'm giving myself til 30...

So I found this article called "23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged at 23". Awesome article, with some really wonderful points, but I'm 25, so I'm editing it. I'm also posting the list here as a running tally, because I'm making it the latest addition to my bucket list.

I'm striking anything I've already done, and I'll add the story as I strike more stuff. Here's the list:
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Here's the original article: Original Article

Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following...They MUST be real places, names, things...NOTHING made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Your name: Jessica
Famous music artist/group: Jay-Z
3 letter word: Jar
Color: Juniper
Gift/present: Jack-in-the-Box
Vehicle: Jaguar
TV show: JoJo's Circus
Country: Japan
Boy's name: Jackson
Girl's name: Jennifer
Alcoholic beverage: Jack Daniels
Occupation: Judge
Monster: Jason
Game: Jeopardy
Flower: Jasmine
Celebrity: Jennifer Anniston
Food: Jammie Dodgers
Something found in a kitchen: Japanese Ginsu Knife! Lol
Reason for being late: Jams (as in, traffic jams?)
Something you shout: Jackpot!!


Stop the Arizona birth control Bill

Originally posted by enchanted_jae at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
Originally posted by mandatorily at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill

I just signed the following petition addressed to: Arizona Sentate, Arizona State Legislature, Debbie Lesko.

Stop the Arizona birth control Bill

If this bill passes the senate then women of Arizona would be forced to provide documentation that birth control is for medical purposes only. The "company" would not be required to cover birth control if it was for prevention of conception. Additionally this bill would give companies the right to fire women if they discovered that she was using a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy


Jan. 17th, 2011

Yay! I have new userpics!!!!

1. Can you cook? I can stab the film cover with a fork and stick it in the microwave. Haha actually, I'm not half bad at cooking, but I rarely buy the stuff required to make an actual meal.
2. What was your dream growing up? To become a singer, a pediatrician, maybe a lawyer, a famous author, work on TV, drive a really nice car, have a large family, work in the music industry, travel around the world, travel to Europe and ignore the rest of the world, travel to Europe and maybe a few Carribean islands, have a really nice house, live by myself, and several other things. I have multiple dreams and they change often.
3. What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play guitar and maybe piano.
4. Favorite place? Home is nice, but sometimes I wish I could find somewhere else to be my favourite place.
5. Favorite vegetable? I have a thing for broccoli and spinach, but only if they're cooked.
6. What was the last book you read? The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. I'm currently reading Dracula by Bram Stoker.
7. What zodiac sign are you? Virgo
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? My ears and the middle of my lip are pierced (although I wear a flatback in my lip, so a lot of people assume it's my labret), and no tattoos, even though I sort of want them.
9. Worst Habit? Procrastination - I'm leaving Jae's answer, because it's mine as well!
10. Do we know each other outside of lj? Alas, no - this one, too!
11. What is your favorite sport? Changing this one to football. XD I'm a Southerner, so it's pretty much the only sport I get to watch, even though I'm not a huge fan like everyone else around here.
12. Negative or Optimistic attitude? I prefer realistic. Hope for the best, expect the worst.
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Probably discuss LiveJournal stuff and ask about your cats.
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? I don't know. I know it's not what people would expect me to put here, but that's because I view death differently / lost in a way most people don't.
15. Tell me one weird fact about you: I sniff the Pepsi bottle before drinking it. Dunno why, just do.
16. Do you have any pets? None. I want a cat, but don't want to risk making it an outdoor animal and hate litter boxes. I only like small dogs when they belong to someone one else, but I wouldn't mind having a hamster or mouse.
17. Do you know how to do the macarena? Yes. Lol
18. What time is it where you are now? 4:02pm.
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? Creepy. Grown, sweaty adults in full-face make-up and giant, colourful costumes? Creepy.
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? I need to lose weight, too.
21. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? Probably your conscience, simply because my conscience would know better than to be your crime partner.
22. What color eyes do you have? Blue.
23. Ever been arrested? Yes, once, and I hope never to do it again.
24. Bottle or Draft? Draft, because it takes me too long to drink it out of a bottle.
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? Buy a car, fix cellphone, and either pay bills or go on a trip.
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? Umm... My teeth try to commit mutiny any time I chew gum, but I like Super Bubble.
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? The Station No. 2 was pretty cool, but it's closed down now, so I guess my second choice would be Sammy T's.
28. Do you believe in ghosts? Yes.
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Read and watch TV.
30. Do you swear a lot? Believe it or not, I do. Quite a bit.
31. Biggest pet peeve? Idiot drivers seems good. I can't think of any others right now.
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? Difrent. (See what I did there? LOL)
33. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? Of course!


Step One
- Make a post (public, friends locked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Ron/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
- Surf around your friendslist (or friends friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use, or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free, do it.

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 elf, 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.

1. Kill Hannah merchandise - I sooo don't have enough KH stuff. I don't care if it's homemade or purchased at the store, and it can be clothing, posters, or random items with the KH or KHK logo. :D
2. Books - I prefer books that make you think. Fiction is great, but I can't stand romantic novels.
3. Fanfiction - If you don't know what I like, there's something wrong with you. If you need a prompt, comments are screened and I'll be happy to give you some ideas. :P
4. Cards - Christmas cards, postcards, snail-mail letters, etc.
5. Music - My computer crashes all the time, so I'm constantly losing my music, and I don't have any of that cool stuff like iTunes or Limewire, so I can't download anything for myself. (Plus I'm broke. LOL!)
6. Gift certificates - My grandparents got me a Kindle for Christmas, and I've downloaded nearly all of the free books. While this gives me plenty of reading material for the next several months, I wouldn't say no to an Amazon gift card. Of course, Hot Topic, Spencer's, and just about any other clothing, jewelry, etc., shops would be awesome, too!
7. Jewelry - I love bracelets. Nothing expensive, though. Right now, I've got an old hospital bracelet, a Silly Bandz shaped like a castle, and a black string on my right wrist, and one of those brown bracelets with a peace sign that you'd find by the cash register at Rue21. So anything small and simple and slightly different from anyone else's bracelet would be great. Oh, and my ears are currently 8g, so it would be nice to have some new gauges, and I have no clue what my lip is, but a lip ring (or flatback?) would be neat. :D
8. Movies - I'm so behind on movies. The Godfather series is a perfect example. Also, Pulp Fiction and Scarface. I get made fun of all the time for not getting everyone's jokes or references. So anything you love and think I should see and just happen to have an extra copy or cheap DVD laying around that you don't mind sending to me (or even burning a copy or emailing me a link to the download), it would be much appreciated.
9. Cash donations - I figured this would be a lot easier than going along with the guidelines and saying I'd like a car, minutes on my cellphone, a place of my own, a paid trip to NYC with tickets to see Mat Devine and/or Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway, or a payment on any of my debts. So I'll just ask for donations to the "Jessica's Broke Please Help" fund. XD
10. Help someone else! - I totally stole this from Jae, but I would absolute love to see some of you poking around my friends' lists - as well as your own - and helping some of them, because I know a lot of what people are asking for is free and easy to come by. <333

If you need my address, leave a comment below. I'm pretty sure I've set it right and they'll be screened, and because I've left it open to everyone, even you non-LJers can leave a comment!