xp_spectrum: (happy)
...you get this: NYC is bringing in free lunches for schools. No more shaming kids 'cause they can't afford lunch, no more kids going hungry.
xp_spectrum: (angry)
...can we send the monsters responsible for this there?
xp_spectrum: (Default)
Since the news is fricking depressing this week, positive vibe time! So, here's another question for you:

What is your greatest achievement? Mundane and with powers? What are you proudest of?

For me, mundane starting up the protection service at school for the kids who are picked on. I made some cool friends out of that, and hopefully made some others pay attention to what was going on. I hope it keeps going without me (hint!).

Powers... Still waiting for my Big Damn Hero moment, but Gen X helping out with that major collision a couple of winters ago was pretty awesome. Oh! And fighting that robot-bird guy in New York that time.
xp_spectrum: (normal girl)
I saw this on Twitter and thought it looked like fun:

You have $10,000,000 USD, but you can only buy things that start with the first letter of your name. What do you buy?

Mansions, museums, menageries, movies, music, mo' stuff. ;)


Jun. 22nd, 2017 04:50 pm
xp_spectrum: (cheerful)
High school is officially OVER! For me, any way. Next year I'll be at Empire State U, doing the college thing. No more narrow-minded classmates, no more "girls don't play soccer", no more studying math... unless I want to. Just one long summer vacation and time to do all the stuff I haven't had time for in the past month.

Pool party this weekend, fellow student-types? College and high school level, we've all earned the break. :)
xp_spectrum: (can't sleep)
I've been studying my ass off for finals (yes, I know they're not for another month, we aren't all natural geniuses and I've got scholarships to get), but woman does not live by trig alone. So as a break... Bayville Prom*. It's coming up next week. Who all are going?

*Yes, Maya, I know it's an archaic ritual that highlights the patriarchy's dominance in our society, but it's also a chance to get out and have fun with your buds. ;)

Good news!

Apr. 24th, 2017 01:00 pm
xp_spectrum: (Default)
Good News: Breakthrough with my powers - apparently I can synch up to x-rays as well as light.

Even Better News: I'm not irradiating you all when I go ghost. Luckily, it's only within my immediate body, so you won't have to wear lead suits to work with me when I'm doing that.

Thanks, Dr. Richards and Dr. Hank, for helping me with this.

Now, can anyone science-y help me understand this pile of reports Richards gave me? Apparently it explains everything.
xp_spectrum: (cheerful)
One of the local Girl Scout troops is setting up a Girl Scout Cookie stall outside of Bayville for before and after school this week. Or until they sell out of cookies. So I have Thin Mints right now.

Man, I'd forgotten how good these things are while I was in Germany. Best. Cookie. Ever.

Also, did anyone else catch the Oscars mayhem last night? Someone done fucked up for sure.
xp_spectrum: (happy)
Today is the anniversary of the day Frederick Douglass died. As a bit of education, here's something AWESOME.

xp_spectrum: (angry)
...that I wish I still had mid-terms so I still had a reason to ignore the dumpster fire that is the U.S. right now?

Ugh. I kind of wish I was still in Germany.
xp_spectrum: (can't sleep)
...about the cop that was let off in the mutant killing is bad juju. Someone's taken things into their own hands and it can't end well for mutants if it's one of us*.

*meaning a mutant, not one of the people from the mansion. Hopefully we'd have better sense than to murder someone in cold blood.


Dec. 22nd, 2016 12:11 pm
xp_spectrum: (cheerful)
Winter vacay starts tomorrow. A whole week of sleeping and eating and presents and snow fights and for me, sitting under various light sources juicing up. Can't wait.


Oct. 31st, 2016 12:35 pm
xp_spectrum: (rar!)
So now Oswald has vampire fangs and a dribble of what looks like blood. What was Kyle saying about vampire vegetables again?


Oct. 28th, 2016 10:14 am
xp_spectrum: (wondering)
I know I've been living in Europe for a while, but is it normal for October to be this... pumpkin-y? There was a little one with a smiley face in my bookbag this morning when I got to school.
xp_spectrum: (serious)
I know it's not a big deal in the scale of things, with an orange psycho running for President and the only viable option a white lady who thinks all black youths are criminals, not to mention the airplay the FoH are getting lately... but I saw this piece in the NY Times today, and I just can't deal. It's just so fucking racist, and odds are your average Kentucky family wouldn't even realise what the issue is.

From the "personal grooming" standards:

Hair styles that are extreme, distracting, or attention getting will not be permitted. No dreadlocks, cornrows, twists, mohawks, and no jewelry will be worn in hair... No male may dye, tint, or highlight his hair in any way... [No] afros more than two inches in length.

The only hair styles that AREN'T banned are your basic white styles. Black folks, as well as anyone else with non-white hair either has to buzz it down or pay for straightening. More financial burden on families that statistically get fucked over most of the time any way.

Anywhere REASONABLE, this would be against anti-discrimination law. Not in the good old U.S. of A.
xp_spectrum: (rar!)
Yeah, I so want to be Leslie Jones when I grow up. Woman is FIERCE.

(anyone up for a GB party at the theater in Salem Center? I HAVE to see it again)
xp_spectrum: (happy)
...it's Alison's birthday. What would we do without tabloids?

Happy Birthday, Alison!

(It's also the first day of summer vacation and I've been spending the afternoon soaking up the sun by the pool. It's totally powers training, shush. ;) )
xp_spectrum: (happy)
Last final this afternoon, two more days until it's officially summer vacation! I'm going to be stuck here 'cause Dad's on assignment - what all is there to do around here that's fun? Is anyone else spending their summer here?

I do think we should have some sort of "we survived until summer vaycay" party. Pool party? BBQ? I'd suggest going somewhere like Six Flags, only someone's grounded. ;)

Moving Day

Jan. 15th, 2016 07:08 pm
xp_spectrum: (happy)
A bit off-schedule, but I'm looking to move suites tomorrow morning. Changing roomies from Allison to Maya. Anyone want to help carry stuff?
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