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i think that if we, as progressives, are going to shy away from slang that is discriminatory this should include that of the mental illness persuasion.

by this, i mean it is no more funny to call some neurosis or mood swing "skitzophrenic" or "bipolar" than it is funny to call something "gay" or to say "woman" in a derogatory sense.

i am not offended by any of this, i just want to bring awareness to something i find important. there is too much stigma surrounding mental illness and i want to do what i can to change that.

for me, being diagnosed has been helpful because the medication has been helpful, but in many other ways it is harmful. it is hard not to think of myself as broken or not whole, when really i am complete, beautiful, productive and valuable but simply have different chemicals in my brain that need special caution and attention.

and it is not just me, more and more people are being treated for this sort of thing (whether or not the drs are in the right). shit's getting tough and that brings out whatever we might be predisposed to struggle with and makes it harder.

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fuck! i can't believe how good pj harvey is and i wonder why on earth i didn't care that much before.

what was my beef??
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disappointing pizza
are starting to get so meaningless to me, maybe we don't need as many? maybe i am a tired brain and want to spend my days whittling aspen flutes. or study linguistics. one or the opposite.

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i'm so excited for tour. i've been finishing all these songs i've been too swamped to finish until last july. and there were lots!

also, the dates look really good so far:

Oct 31 2007 8:00P
tba Provo, Utah w/ a Misfits cover band
Nov 1 2007 8:00P
The Flying M Nampa, Idaho
Nov 2 2007 7:00P
American Legion Post 13 Lewiston, Idaho
Nov 3 2007 8:00P
Dearborn at Woodland w/ Johanna Kunin & Cock and Swan & Alicia Amiri Seattle, Washington
Nov 4 2007 12:00P
Cassette Release Mini Fest tba Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov 5 2007 8:00P
The Ghost House w Alicia Amiri Bellingham, Washington
Nov 6 2007 8:00P
The Boiler Room Port Townsend, Washington
Nov 7 2007 8:00P
tba Olympia, Washington
Nov 8 2007 7:00P
Rererato w Flaspar & The Watery Graves Portland, Oregon
Nov 9 2007 8:00P
tba (need help here!) Eugene, OR / Arcata, California
Nov 10 2007 8:00P
Delta of Venus Davis, CA, California
Nov 11 2007 8:00P
tba (need help here!) Sacramento / Bay Area, California
Nov 12 2007 8:00P
tba San Fransisco, California
Nov 13 2007 8:00P
? Oakland / San Luis Obisbo, California
Nov 14 2007 8:00P
Muddy Waters Santa Barbara, California
Nov 15 2007 8:00P
House of FIVE Bibles w/ Mandarin Dynasty and Friendship Hurricane Long Beach, California
Nov 16 2007 8:00P
Che Cafe with Calvin Johnson and Monotonix San Diego, California
Nov 17 2007 8:00P
Velouria Mexicali, Baja California
Nov 18 2007 8:00P
tba Tucson ?, Arizona
Nov 19 2007 8:00P
The Trunk Space Phoenix, Arizona
Nov 20 2007 7:00P
Macy’s Coffee Flagstaff, Arizona
Nov 21 2007 8:00P
tba w Morgansorange and A Crowd of Small Adventures