Sunday, November 17, 2013

Struggling in Kansas City

…Struggling with the hotel ironing board, that is. I am ensconced in a hotel in Kansas City, prior to interviewing with a local software company, and I just spent a goodly amount of time attempting to close the ironing board on which I lately had ironed my spiffy-clothes for the morrow.
   Now, I have closed plenty of ironing boards in my time; and by 'plenty' I mean 'the single ironing board we have always had, which apparently closes differently than most other ironing boards, particularly the one in my hotel room in Kansas City'. There were two little metal rods which clearly controlled the operation of the board, but for all my twiddling I couldn't figure how they did this.
Youtube, fortunately, held the answer.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hello World!

I've been in college--it has been very good, overall. (Good grief, it feels awkward to post here for the first time…is anyone reading? Leave a comment? :) ) Still majoring in computer science!

I am trying to line up a software internship for this coming summer--flying cross-country this weekend for the interview on-site! Very exciting!

I am attempting NaNoWriMo for the first time since my epic adventure with it four years ago. Let's just say, I am pretty far behind….but then who is ever caught up with NaNo?

In other news……if you haven't heard…..Doug Phillips resigned from Vision Forum Ministries, which subsequently closed its doors! (Note that he is still the head of Vision Forum Inc….not to worry, your purchases of gender-specific toys will still further his 200 year plan!) The man had been having an affair for an estimated 6 to 10 YEARS. Various sources are confirming that this woman was involved in furthering his stay-at-home-daughter movement. Imagine the hypocrisy of this man, who has been preaching purity and protection while all the time engaging in an 'inappropriately romantic and affectionate' relationship with a woman not his wife.

Let's not forget that women in the Vision Forum cult are taught to believe that they must always be under a man's authority, that the men in their lives can virtually do no wrong, that they themselves are more easily deceived….I doubt that the woman he was involved with had any true choice or agency in the matter.

Doug Phillips has ruined peoples' lives and relationships, with God and with their families and with other people. To think that he has done this while perpetrating the vilest sort of hypocrisy is sickening.