It's your planet, I'm just a visitor.
I like do do stuff, and learn things, be nerdy, and have fun. There are four offspring that belong to me who manage to monopolize most of my time.
One of the reasons why Emma Watson is one of the best female role-models of our time. She’s so underrated.
A town known as the “town of books”, Hay-on-Wye is located on the Welsh / English border in the United Kingdom and is a bibliophile’s sanctuary.
furiously typing email to UK promoters demanding a Hay-on-Wye show at the earliest opportunity
I get a lot of my 19th century book collection here. I was there just the other day and stopped for tea and cake at Shepherds coffee shop before making some purchases at Booth’s Books.
Last time I went to Hay-on-Wye I met Henry Winkler, aka the Fonz. It is a magical place.
Also once in Hay-on-Wye I was surprised by a promotion wherein I was given a glass of champagne free with every five books purchased and that day was a tipsy day, my friends. I mean what. I am a classy broad. LITERATURE. What.
WIN MY KIDNEY!
Not my actual Kidney.
Danny Weinkauf has, for like 15 years, been the bassist for They Might Be Giants. He wrote their song “I’m a Paleontologist" which you may have heard…he’s also won two grammies and written and produced music for dozens of TV shows. So when he was like "Hey, I’m doing a children’s album, do you want to write a song with me?" I was like "GHGHHFHFHHDHWWW!"
So, together we wrote “The Kidney That Lived in Four People" which is the (semi) true story of a Kidney that existed inside of four different bodies (so far). The names have been changed, everything else is true.
A couple weeks ago, we decided it would be cool to hold a little contest.
So, for all filmmakers, animators, artists, and etc…if you’d like to create a music video for the song, the winner (as selected by us) and three runners up will win this very nice Kidney model signed by me and Danny. The top submission will have their video posted on Hankschannel and Danny’s YouTube channel.
You can get Danny’s full album “No School Today” on Amazon and iTunes and most other places where music comes from.
Full information on the contest is here.
Reminder! Entries are due by October 30th!
How about instead of just trying to win the signed kidney, we also try to get more people to sign up for organ donation.
According to the Washington Post, “about 123,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant — a wait that kills 18 people each day, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The waiting list has grown sixfold over the past two decades, while the number of transplants has only about doubled from 15,756 in 1991 to 28,954 last year, also according to HHS.”
That is a lot of people not getting organs who could use them.
According to organdonor.gov, ONE organ donor, can save up to EIGHT people.
So what can you do? Sign up! Tell people in your family that you want to donate your organs after you’re gone and get people in your life to sign up!
For Americans, here is where you can register in your state:
Interested in being a living donor? Read about it here: http://donatelife.net/living-donation/
Not an American? Most countries run their own databases and are a quick google-search away.
And as always, DFTBA y’all!
Signing up to become an organ donor is quick and simple and it could save multiple lives!
You’ve got a mere 15 days left to submit your entries to the kidney contest!
So it seems stalker might get off lightly. How would you feel about that, silly little idiot.
How I feel has nothing to do with it. I immediately sent this message to the NZ police and directly to the FBI and directly to the victims’ assistance counsel who has been keeping me up to date on everything, informing them that you, my stalker, have now broken the terms of your arrest.
The terms, as a refresher, were:
- No using the Internet
- No using post
- No contacting Melissa Anelli or any of her family and friends
- No contacting anyone in North America.
No one but my stalker would have had any information about the severity or lack thereof of her sentence. And after 6.5 years I can spot a sentence she has written from a mile away without reading glasses. I am publishing this so that it is well known that she has broken the terms of her bail. Because the last time I wasn’t silent about one of her messages, it led to her arrest. I don’t want this break of her bail conditions - while awaiting sentencing no less! - to go unnoted.
The Melissa of a year ago would not have published this. But I am so done. I have done everything everyone has asked. I have written the letters to the judges going over the whole thing in excruciating and personally painful detail. I have saved evidence with the organization of a librarian. I have answered every question and waited through every deferment and delay, and I am done just doing what is usually done in these instances. This is endless, and it is harmful, and it must stop, and “getting off lightly” would be a complete travesty. As is the fact that no one is monitoring her well enough to see how she is breaking the terms of her bail, and that no one is convinced she should be incarcerated in some fashion.
You know what I’m not done with, and can’t just decide to be done with? Being a victim. That is up to the people who work for the legal system of New Zealand. My being a victim. Up to them. How I deal with being a victim? Up to me. Whether I am continually victimized? Them.
And maybe making this public will make me less sympathetic to some judge down there and that will lessen her sentence for some completely non-sensical reason, I don’t know. But I am so beyond done with it being everyone else's call.
This is life with a serious stalker. Everyone who is worried about harassment on the Internet needs to see and know and understand this. This goes beyond getting hordes of hateful or threatening YouTube comments: this is about when someone gets in. We are talking about 6.5 years of constant threats and abuse that go offline and into the physical realm, stalking and harassment that touch everyone I know, that has not yet been deterred by TWO ARRESTS and the threat of jail. If you aren’t sure what this post is about, read this for a reminder.
Excuse me. I must now go and undo all of the small victories from the past few months, starting with the allowing of asks.
It was nice there, for a while, feeling normal.
Update: The NZ police are taking this seriously. I will share more as soon as it’s possible to do so.
Finally upload these guys, huzzah! A little shout out to those folks who like gents in historical clothing as much as I do. Took advantage of the Doctor’s timey wimey time travels and placed him in different eras (mainly to see if i can pull it off. I think I did, did I?)
Anyway, here’s 9,10,11, and 12 in the clothing of Philip II of Spain (1598-1621), Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1792-1806), Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Consort (tenure 1840-1861), and Nicholas II of Russia (1894-1917) respectively. This is done purely to see if I can do it and for a bit of fun and in no way is meant to compare the characters to historical figures.
So yeah. If anyone’s interested in purchasing prints of these guys, leave me a message. Sadly, I will only be able to entertain those who are in the Philippines but I’ll keep you guys posted when I get around to making a Society6 account. Cheers for now!