internet powers, activate!

Originally posted by kythryne at internet powers, activate!
Okay, people. I need you to take this viral, and fast.

We know someone in upstate New York who needs a good custody lawyer ASAP. I'm not at liberty to go into details publicly, but this woman is very afraid that her abusive boyfriend is going to get sole custody of her young child.  She's presently being represented by a court-assigned lawyer who doesn't seem to care about the case, and she has very few resources left at this point. Her next hearing is on Thursday.

If you know a good lawyer in New York State who might be willing to take this case for a low fee or pro bono, or at least offer her advice or support, please let me know. If you don't know anyone, please repost this far and wide. As a mother and an abuse survivor, it makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to contemplate a child being left in the hands of an abuser.

I can be reached at if you have any leads or want to help.

The internet can work miracles. Let's go.

Livin' in the future!

Last night, I finally decided to buy myself a Motorola Droid. I haven't had a chance to play with it very much, but so far I like it a lot.

Anyone else out there a member of Droid Nation? I'd love any must have app suggestions!
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Plum Helix?

you are plum

Your dominant hues are red and blue. You're confident and like showing people new ideas. You play well with others and can be very influential if you want to be.

Your saturation level is low - You stay out of stressful situations and advise others to do the same. You may not be the go-to person when something really needs done, but you know never to blow things out of proportion.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
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Well, that was easy!

As you may recall, a few weeks ago I had an issue with my tax return.

I just got off of the phone with the IRS and, in less than half an hour (including hold time), the nice lady on the phone told me my original return was correct, she had no idea why the change was made in the first place and I can expect the rest of my refund in 3-4 weeks, as soon as the unchanging of my return is confirmed!

Signal Boost

Appologies to those of you who have already seen this a bajillion times on your Friends feed. I've only met Randy a few times and haven't gotten the chance to know him all that well yet, but he is a truly amazing guy. If anyone can do this, I'm sure he can.

This originated from tracytris ...

"I am really shooting for 200 comments at the site listed below and would really appreciate your help....

My boyfriend, Randy Pierce is attempting to become a Teva Life Agent. This is position which comes with an award of $10,000 for a one year Adventure Project.

His Teva Life Agent Adventure Project is to climb Mt. Washington... Oh yeah - did I mention he is completely blind?

Climbing Mt. Washington will be part of a much larger project to climb all 48 of New Hampshire's 4000' mountains to be completed by the year 2020.

In any case, what I am hoping to encourage you all to do is to go to this link and leave a positive comment on his video and to encourage Teva to choose him. He's a man of great courage and vision, a truly impressive character. He can not only pull this project off, but can share it with others and inspire them too!

If you have connections who you think might be willing to leave a positive comment, please share!"


*tap tap,tap*
Is this thing on?
*WHEEEEEEEE* guess so...

May I have you attention please?

It would appear that merana33 and I are now dating! This is a development which makes me very happy. Thank you stitchlinlin for playing matchmaker!

You may now resume you regularly scheduled activities!

Ummm... What?

My Federal tax refund was just direct deposited into my checking account. A whopping $15! This is $213 less than I was expecting. I went to to see what was up. I put in my information and received a notice saying that an adjustment had been made to my return resulting in the decreased refund. I will receive an email on February 22, which will provide details.

Returns don't come much simpler than mine. One W-2 and my student loan interest, electronically filed using Turbo Tax. I can wait to see what happened. *grumble*
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One for the books

I took vacation days on Friday and Monday because I felt like this was going to be a super busy weekend and I thought I'd need some extra time to fit everything in. WOW, was that ever a good call!

- caught up on some sleep
- brought the dog to the groomer
- hung out with rourkie and mintybunny
- went to dinner and drinks to meet an old friend's new love interest (I like him a lot, even though it looks like he's going to propose and whisk her away to Florida!)
- went back to rourkie and mintybunny's for more drinks, overindulged and spent the night on their super-comfy futon

- spent most of the afternoon recovering from afore mentioned overindulgence
- researched used cars online
- was taken out for my birthday dinner by stormsdotter, brianboz, srakkt, dda, miss_demeanor71, pickypenelope, intuition_ist, gentlescholar, kinnerc, mintybunny, rourkie, Luno, Tally, R and TDB. It was an amazing night filled with love, laughter and amazing friends! Thank you all! *hugs*

- went to Toyota of Watertown and bought a 2006 Toyota Corolla CE. I'm not good enough at haggling to know that I got the absolutely best deal possible, but my monthly payment will be less than I had budgeted for and it feels like a very sound, safe vehicle. I am satisfied with the transaction.
-back to rourkie and mintybunny's for a Superbowl party that I had been assured would consist solely of commercials and the Puppybowl. We actually ended up watching the entire second half of the game, which was exciting enough that I actually enjoyed it- even though I had pretty much no idea what was actually going on.

- went to my mother's to meet her new puppy, do some laundry and pick up the car deposit money she was holding for me (to keep me from spending it on frivolous things like food or rent)
- cleaned out the Little Red Deathbox
- picked up my lovely Corolla
- convinced Somerville T&P that, even though I didn't have the registration yet, the Corolla is mine and should be allowed to park in the city
- was taken out for a second birthday dinner by stitchlin and Hodgie. At the last minute, stitchinlin invited merena33 to come along so we could hang out, chat and get to know each other better.

This was one of those weekends when I am reminded how stupidly awesome my life has gotten!