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Fri, Oct. 31st, 2025, 09:33 pm
A Gentle Reminder for my LJ Friends

I do not post to this journal any longer, all my current posts are at my Dream Width account or mirrored at my Insane Journal account, both under the same name.

Please feel free to comment at either of these journals. I also have a Twitter account, for those interested in my weird ramblings: NephirNuit

Thank you kindly!
Nephir

http://nephir.dreamwidth.org/
or
http://nephir.insanejournal.com/

Sun, Jan. 4th, 2015, 01:40 pm
Time flies out of control when working in the death industry

I got a note from a long time friend wanting to know if this journal was still active and I realized that I haven't updated in two years.

Time, like a river flows ever on, even when we attempt to hold it back.

In my case I made the realization that I rarely have the opportunity to just sit in front of a computer these days. When I worked for the Evil Empire was in front of one 8-10 hours a day, now I'm lucky to have an hour a day in front of one.the limits blogging and fandom activities pretty quickly.

I'm not complaining, I'm still employed full time in my field and I'm licensed as both a full funeral director and an Embalmer, so the trade-off is fair, but miss the ease participating in fandom.

So, here in a nutshell is what's happened in the past two years....

I am still employed at the mortuary provider and finished my internships. I passed my exams and became fully licensed. I am currently job hunting for something in a more traditional funeral home and have done a couple interviews.

My spouse embraced their inner woman and began transitioning a year ago. The Elder and the Younger Spawn continue to reside at the family home, the Elder working in their chosen field as well. They had planned on moving out, then as typical with life a crisis occurred and that was put on hold. Medical bills to be paid off, etc. Nothing to worry about, just a gall bladder that needed to come out then a reaction to the meds. All it's fine with them now.

The Middle Spawn, the Son in Law, and the Spawnletts moved back to the area for health issues and are doing mostly okay. Time prevents me from seeing then as much as I'd like, and I want to change that for the coming year.

Sat, Oct. 2nd, 2010, 10:18 pm
Spirit Day

Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day
 


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.


Wed, Jul. 21st, 2010, 08:19 am
Why again?

Um yeah.... to keep the journal from deleting.

Fri, Aug. 10th, 2007, 07:38 am
Abandoning LJ

I've been thinking a lot about leaving LJ and have decided that I am.

It started with the ban on pictures of women breastfeeding -- it was deemed obscene by the friendly LJ staff. I can only think that none of them were breastfed as babies and so don't understand the nature of the act.

Then there was the great strikeout of 07.... where a small special interest group decided that they knew what should be on LJ and what shouldn't. Then the great retraction of 07, along with the hopes that by back-peddling and redirection folks would be willing to buy permanent accounts that were going on sale.

And now there is the great art fiasco and banning of fandom artists.

I don't really care what LJ's excuses are, nor why they are choosing to treat a portion of their client base this way. They own JL and they can do whatever the hell they want with it, regardless of how their customers feel.

We've seen much larger corporations do this without talking to their customers and fall when the customers didn't appreciate it. New Coke anyone?

I choose to not spend my money on a company that labels me with terms like pedophile, freak and pervert because I read and write Harry Potter fanfiction. It doesn't matter to them that the fiction I have written is always between two characters of consenting ages....the fact that the books dealt with children makes anything written in the fandom pedophilia in their eyes.

So with this I say so long and thanks for all the fish..... I'm moving over to Insane Journal, where I own the content that I post in my journal and if there is a complaint about it, the TOS says that they will contact me about it.
No arbitrary decisions and ugly namecalling.
No LJ staff posting abusive and negative things about their customers in forums.

Come on over and see me sometime. I have the same name and everything.

Mon, Jul. 16th, 2007, 11:17 pm
And we're outta here!

or will be in about 3+ hours. We're all packed except for the couple of things that we have to swing by abeilledeverte's place to pick up the stuff that she forgot (antibiotics for her and my swimsuit).

I may or may not post while gone. Hugs to everyone and have a great two weeks.

Tah!

Sun, Jul. 15th, 2007, 10:20 am
leavin' on a jet plane

in two days

*runs screaming around the house*

Fri, Jul. 13th, 2007, 02:34 pm
Huh -- LJ ate a post from last week...

Then tried to reguritate it....

Countdown is LA-4 days *bounce bounce bounce*

I've been somewhat proactive at work and trying to clean up everything before I leave out in oh...say...15 minutes (grin) to start my vacation.

Wh00t! I am so very very excited that I'm having trouble sitting still.

Now if only work would let me go.

Mon, Jul. 9th, 2007, 09:16 am
It's Monday.....OMG! Only a week to go before SylumCon! *PANICS*

Had a terribly productive weekend at least around the house (see previous post).

Sunday we did get the old stairs in the back torn out and the new ones put in (yea team Mitchell!)

BBQ'd hotdogs and brats in celebration and then collasped into a puddle of aching back and shoulder muscles.

Thank the Gods that today is Monday and I can sit at work in front of the computer for the day (GRIN)

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Sat, Jul. 7th, 2007, 09:37 pm
Saturday ramblings

The weather here broke somewhat and made it possible to be outside without heatstroke (thank goodness) so I broke out the new hedge trimmer and the cord and went to town on the yard....

Didn't get as much done as I'd like -- the vibration from the motor kills my hands and arms but I did get the hedge in front of the house hacked down to a reasonable size and you can actually walk to the front door now.

Then I went on to attack the azalea and rosehip monster that has taken over the front of the porch. It's about half down now. If the weather keeps up *and it's supposed to* then I'll work on it a bit at a time. The bigger hassle will be getting a chipper shredder to deal with the detritus.

To recover from the trimmer I came in to have some tea and watch the episodes of Dr. Who that we had on the DVR that I'd not gotten to watch yet. Loves....oh loves....

The spouse and I then headed out to Lowes to ger risers and new steps for the back porch, which had become a health hazard, and since everyone comes to the back door....they needed to be replaced.

We ended up having to buy a circular saw as well (yeah! Power tools! uruuruuruurrrrr)

Tomorrow's plan is to tear out the old stairs, cut the new steps and attach them all to the porch. Eventually we'll have to replace the porch as well, but it's in reasonable shape so it's ignorable for now.

Best thing seen today? The truck with the following window sticker:

Slash X Ranch Cafe in Barstow CA....

I snickered all the way home.

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