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posted by [personal profile] qtip at 12:42pm on 04/11/2008 under
to have all of you as friends. As far as I can tell, all of my LJ folks that are state-side have either already voted (through early voting, absentee ballot or early to the polls today) or have plans to do so sometime today. Hell, even people on my friends list that aren't from the US are wishing they could participate in this election. Kathy and I voted over a week ago.

Thank you all for participating in the shaping of our country, no matter who you voted/vote for. My friends definitely kick ass!!
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International Ms Leather and International Ms Bootblack are more than contests and titles. IMsL is the world's largest event dedicated to leatherwomen and the folks that love them. From March 19 to March 22, 2009 San Francisco, California graciously hosts this contest-come-conference packed with performances, friendly competition, workshops, BDSM vendors, and dungeons open round-the-clock. Come witness the trials and tribulations of the contestants, learn about fascinating fetishes, and if you're willing, experience the pleasure of pain.

Do you have hot and entertaining BDSM fantasies? Do you have heart and soul? Can you think on the spot? Have you been committed to making and supporting your leather community? Then take a stand and compete for the title of International Ms Leather or International Ms Bootblack!

Check out all the hot details at www.IMsL.org including competition guidelines to see if you've got what it takes to be International Ms Leather 2009!
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This has been the worst week I've had in quite some time, but I somehow managed to not jump off a cliff or go on a homicidal rampage. My cookie for being a remotely descent human being and not going bat shit...(drum roll please)...a weekend in Atlanta with my family of choice!! I even arranged to leave work early today at 3PM!

Super extra double bonus, I get to see Willow (again) as well! This week aside, I am still a fortunate boi.

Did I mention that this week sucked so hard on so many levels?

2 more hours and I am hittin' the road!
Mood:: 'hopeful' hopeful
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posted by [personal profile] qtip at 08:39pm on 18/09/2008 under
In case you missed it or really aren't in the mood to backtrack through your friends list her eit is again.




I wanted to post it first with absolutely no context, because the video is just that cool to me. The ability to do that at will is incredible in my opinion. Now, here is the story to go with it:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/dolphinrings.asp
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posted by [personal profile] qtip at 09:19am on 18/09/2008 under
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posted by [personal profile] qtip at 12:18pm on 17/09/2008 under ,
This song is in rotation on my shuffle. Plus I love this routine.



Dreaming With a Broken Heart - John Mayer
When you're dreaming with a broken heart
The waking up is the hardest part

You roll out of bed and down on your knees
and for a moment you can hardly breathe
Wondering was she really here
Is she standing in my room?

No, she's not
cause she's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone.

When you're dreaming with a broken heart
The giving up is the hardest part

She takes you in with her crying eyes
then all at once you have to say goodbye
wondering could you stay my love
will you wake up by my side?

No, she can't
cause she's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone.

Do I have to fall asleep with roses in my hand?
Do I have to fall asleep with roses in my hand?
Do I have to fall asleep with roses in my hand?
Do I have to fall asleep with roses in my, roses in my hands?
Would you get them if I did?

No, you won't
Cause you're gone, gone, gone, gone, gone.

When you're dreaming with a broken heart
the waking up is the hardest part.
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posted by [personal profile] qtip at 02:22pm on 16/09/2008 under
Sorry, started wandering the internet and came across this. I can never really explain to people what it feels like to me to have ADHD. The best answer I can give is that I fee like my body is always vibrating and not in that fun Hitachi kinda way. I started reading this and thought I'd post it now before I forgot to do it tomorrow or later in the week.

What's It Like To Have ADD? )
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posted by [personal profile] qtip at 12:25pm on 16/09/2008 under
ADHD or Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder affects thirty to fifty percent of adults who had ADHD in childhood. )

*In case you're wondering why the ADHD posts (and missed the explanation previously) September is ADHD awareness month. So I'm posting random bits of literature I'm reading on my LJ.
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posted by [personal profile] qtip at 10:24pm on 14/09/2008 under
As my lovely wife/partner/girlfriend laments being a sash widow, I post for you my travel schedule for the next 3 months. Let me know if you'll be attending any of these events. It's always nice to see friendly faces

Sept. 20 Whippersnappers (ATL)
http://www.whippersnappers.ws

Sept. 26 Folsom Foreplay (SF)
https://www.frantix.net/frantix-s/cgi-bin/ExilesParty_8.cgi

September 28 Folsom St. Fair (SF)
http://www.folsomstreetfair.org/

Oct. 10 – 13 DomCon (ATL)
http://www.domconatlanta.com/

Oct. 17 –19 Mr/Ms NJ Leather (Asbury Park)
http://www.leathernjonline.com/main.htm

Nov. 22 CAPEX (CLT)
http://www.capex.info/

Nov. 26-30 Mr. Leather Toronto (Toronto)
http://www.mrlt.com/

*the adventure series is in no real numerical order.
location: Home for the last weekend for the next 5 weeks
Music:: Duffy - Hanging On Too Long
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posted by [personal profile] qtip at 09:46pm on 13/09/2008 under

Adult ADHD: 50 Tips on Management

by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
1992

The treatment of adult ADHD begins with hope. Most people who discover they have ADHD, whether they be children or adults, have suffered a great deal of pain. The emotional experience of ADHD is filled with embarrassment, humiliation, and self-castigation. By the time the diagnosis is made, many adults with ADHD have lost confidence in themselves. Many have consulted with numerous specialists, only to find no real help. As a result, many have lost hope.

The most important step at the beginning of treatment is to instill hope once again. Individuals with ADHD may have forgotten what is good about themselves. They may have lost, long ago, any sense of the possibility of things working out. They are often locked in a kind of tenacious holding pattern, bringing all theory, considerable resiliency, and ingenuity just to keeping their heads above water. It is a tragic loss, the giving up on life too soon. But many adults with ADHD have seen no other way than repeated failures. To hope, for them, is only to risk getting knocked down once more.

And yet, their capacity to hope and to dream is immense. More than most people, adults with ADHD have visionary imaginations. They think big thoughts and dream big dreams. They can take the smallest opportunity and imagine turning it into a major break. They can take a chance encounter and turn it into a grand evening out. They thrive on dreams, and they need organizing methods to make sense of things and keep them on track.

But like most dreamers, they go limp when the dream collapses. Usually, by the time the diagnosis of ADHD has been made, this collapse has happened often enough to leave them wary of hoping again. The little child would rather stay silent than risk being taunted once again. The adult would rather keep his mouth shut than risk flubbing things up once more. The treatment, then, must begin with hope.

We break down the treatment of adult ADHD into five basic areas:

  • Diagnosis
  • Education
  • Structure, support, and coaching
  • Various forms of psychotherapy
  • Medication

In this pamphlet we will outline some general principles that apply both to children and adults concerning the non-medication aspects of the treatment of ADHD. One way to organize the non-medication treatment of ADHD is through practical suggestions or "tips" on management. Fifty such tips are presented below:

 

Insight and Education )

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