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Friday, December 28, 2012

I guess I have overcome apathy and am on a roll

and running out of apathy is this

Tom Tomorrow nails it

He nails it with this and then expands it to this


I did a post about politics and facebook friends. I actually had lunch with birther woman who admitted she went over the top as I have to admit I did as well considering it was facebook. As for the other person, I have heard nothing. I did send a Xmas card because I am perverse in that way

Call me crazy

The spokesghoul for the NRA sez call me crazy. My response is yes you are crazy and a sick fuck to boot. How is the death of anyone including 6 year olds acceptable? No one needs high capacity magazines or high velocity weapons.


Absolutely appalling. I have seen some comments about the death penalty and castration. My feelings are that being isolated 24 hours a day for their rest of their sorry ass lives is much worse.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Facebook and Friends

I'm not a person who likes to make personal waves so I pretty much accept most friend requests unless I absolutely have no idea who the person is.
In any case, I also wouldn't unfriend but would hide (which doesn't seem to be an option anymore) posts from those it was a mistake to friend.

I had two friends who were more work friends than "lets hang out and get loaded" friends. Both of them are republicans and Romney supporters. Being the opposite, I would respond to what I felt was bullshit strongly. I realized that they felt I was coming on too strong and toned back my posts and responses in the interest of keeping the friendship. However, one of them was full on birther and was constantly posting "Obummer" crap. I really was torn about what to do and was looking at the old option to just hide posts when I realized that the other person no longer showed up on my friend list.
Wow, thanks Facebook for the ability to do non-confrontational unfriends.

Bottom line - I just don't want to deal with people who aren't family with whacka-a-doodle/hateful opinions in my life.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I just watched the trailer for "that Movie"

Of course I am speaking of the "The Innocence of the Muslims". The only intent of that piece of drek was a unfortunately successfully attempt by christian extremists to provoke a response from muslim extremists. Christians are just as a capable of protest and violence when there is a film that they find offensive. At least Last Temptation of Christ had better production values even though jesus was a method actor.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A major decison

I admit that I get passionate abour politics - pretty much a flaming lefty. I have a facebook account with all sorts of friends from work or family. It has become difficult this election season with the political differences. I had one friend who unfriended me on facebook (the only reason I could tell was that she no longer appears on my friends list.
I actually unfriended someone whom I used to consider a friend. She was very anti the current President. That's fine, she can have her opinions. However, the level of virtiol was astounding. I though GWB was an asshole but I didn't disrespect the office. That wasn't the case in this person's case. It turns also out she is a birther. I just can't identify with someone who believes that or don't even want to associate with that kind of person
I routinely have lunch with this person and another friend and I had to send an email letting the third party know that i thought there would be an issue. That other person,who didn't know the entire story, was trying to mediate. I just sent that person an email that I though it was too late and that I didn't want to associate with a person who disrepected the office of the president and even more I don't want to associate with a birther. Broke my heart. Monday will see that person's response.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I really don't understand...

a great many things. The one that is puzzling me now is why some men and women are so freaked out by homosexuality and lesbianism. I know that I am a fan of the stick shift and no external influence is going to change that.

It seems to me that those people who are so freaked out know that their preferences don't conform to what their religion, society, etc., tell them is acceptable. They assume everyone else has that much angst and are seeking to keep others from being their true selves because they (angsted out ones) can't handle it in their own lives.
I know, others have expressed this better than I.

Blast from the past

I discovered this comic back in the 80's

Dear Friends from Missouri - do you really want this guy representing you?

I know abortion is a heavily charged issue. I may not hold with this guy's beliefs on same subject. What really makes me nuts is this statement that if you are "legitimately raped" then "the female body has ways to shut that down." I mean for fuck's sake that is just nuts.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I'm watching a fictional depiction of Flight 93

I know I have a lot of unresolved anger. I hope I would do major damage to anyone causing this situation.

Size does matter

A co-worker offered me a winestopper that was given as a gift to her. Her otherwise cool husband is not so modern when it comes to other men giving her gifts, let alone ones that look like this:

Nothing going on, she just used to work with a very non-pc (and fun) crowd. Anyway, I of course showed it to a number of also non-pc women who, I think, found it just as funny as I did.

I bring it home and try to insert it into the wine bottle open at the time and IT DID NOT FIT. It was TOO THICK. I found this very funny so I emailed said women (including the gifter).

As of now the only one who responded said "Use as decoration maybe that is what it is intended for". Now I don't know if she was being literal or not (which has it's own comic implications).

I can't decide which is funnier - that it was too thick for the opening or that it is a decoration.

Update - More from the same person - "I think it is wine decoration and it's totally hysterically cute! Put it in the middle of a cheese plate at least it will make good conversation". I laughed so hard, I felt I was going to cough up a lung.

Further update - it is too small for the latest wine bottle.

My sister's birthday IS coming up

Sunday, April 15, 2012

My ICON shoe addition is out of control - Updated

Pictures to follow once I receive my latest acquisition - Andy Warhol campbell soup can shows I may beyond saving Here is a pic of just the shoes

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Let's cool me out with cat pics

Pissed off Boris post

I have a new obsession

I recently discovered ICON shoes courtesy of a friend at work. I now own a pair of

Girl with Pearl Earring Shoes

A Renoir inspired Wallet and

Gustav Klimpt sneakers

Thursday, March 1, 2012

This shit really pisses me off

Rush Limbaugh compared the woman attending Georgetown that testified before Congress on contraception a "prostitute" because "we pay her to have sex". I wonder how many of his Medicare receiving audience is getting Viagra through Medicare. By that logic, they are "male prostitutes" and we are paying them to have sex. Of course, his listeners won't buy that argument because it will actually involve logic and critical thinking.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Just had my (otherwise crappy) day made better

I found a website called Read it and Weep where some 20 somethings review bad books, movies and TV.
For a fee, you can sponsor a book/movie/tv show for them to review. For books they use audio books available from Audible.com
I read the first book in the Merry Gentry series by Laurell K. Hamilton and knew it was a worthy candidate. Being a cheap person, I didn't want to pay for the first book (over 15 hours) so I looked for one that was under (and therefore cheaper).
Today, they put up the podcast - so here for your listening pleasure is book two of the Merry Gentry series A Caress of Twilight

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I got your transvaginal probe right here

This whole thing about forcing women who are considering abortion to get a pelvic ultrasound, really pisses me off.
I've had the procedure twice and it involves sticking a long probe into your cervix. I got to insert it myself, lucky me. Mine were medically necessary. What does penetration with an object without consent sound like to you? Yeah, the same as it sounds to me. And that new bullshit meme about "well, they didn't object to transvaginal insertion when they got themselves in this situation" is totally abhorrent. Having sex is my decision, in this case having something shoved into my vagina against my will is not.
I can't help but wonder if the religious right will be so understanding of Docs who refuse to perform this due to ethical reservations like they do pharmacists who won't supply birth control.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Broken foot

I have no idea how I broke my foot. My sister and I are both notorious klutzes. About two weeks ago, I slipped and ended up on my right knee with my right hand effectively punching the floor. The hand pain was more intense than pain in my left foot that I didn't really register it. Fast forward a week or so, my hand is better and my foot is starting to be more uncomfortable. It all came to a head on this past weekend when getting into the car I felt a stabbing pain and cracking sensation in my foot. Driving home with a stick shift was not pleasant. I finally bit the bullet and went to the doc who sent me for xrays. Oops, fractured bone in my foot. I go to the orthopedist tomorrow. No idea what the treatment will be but have a sinking suspicion no driving for me for a while which sucks when you have a manual transmission. When my idiot but generous brother lived in PA, he was generous enough to swap cars but he is now in GA. Luckily, I have friends who will help me get to work and run errands.

2012 has not been good to me so far what with idiot business owners at work, who are frankly insulting, having to put Tess to sleep and now this. Thank god for meds.

Update: Tres Chic

Monday, February 6, 2012

Super Bowl commercials

Not too impressed with them - I did like the Beckham underwear ad because come on - who doesn't appreciate a hot dude with tats in his tighty whiteys

Of course the cat burying dog doritos comercial was pretty good -

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Intercourse you Susan B. Komen

I have two brothers - My asshole brother and my idiot brother. My idiot brother is generous to his family and willing to help out his siblings as much as he is able. He came out after many years of marriage and now lives happily with his partner.
Yet...he was a Rick Santorum supporter - granted this was when he still lived in PA around 2003 or so - because Santorum opposed abortion. Never mind that Santorum thought that my Bro, as a gay man, was not deserving of the same civil rights as everyone else. My Bro before his debut was an evangelical christian and while he has left some of that life behind, he is definitely anti-choice.
In any case, he posted on facebook in support of Susan B Komen's decision to not provide cancer screening to Planned Parenthood. This prompted my reaction:
Okay all you people applauding the decision by Susan B. Komen to stop funding BREAST cancer screening via Planned Parenthood. You are willing to risk harm to thousands of people because access to a LEGAL medical procedure offends your "religious" sensibilities. New flash - not all Americans share your views.

What really gets my goat about this is that our mother died from complications from breast cancer and to deny other women that fate because of his obsession with abortion really pisses me off

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Goodbye Tess

I had her since she was 8 weeks old. The shelter let me know on my birthday that she and her brother were mine so I immediately went to get them.
She stopped eating a few days ago but was still drinking. I had made the decision that I would take her to the vet on Monday and end it but tonight it became clear that she wouldn't make it. I took her to the emergency vet. I fully intended to remain with her but I just couldn't do it. R.I.P Miss Tess

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I've had an incredibly crappy week

It started with coming into work on Monday and finding that a decision a business owner made was wrong coming back to haunt them and the expectation that my team would fix it. It progressed to said business owner bitching to the powers that be that we weren't supporting them (and it was their own fuck up)and dealing with another business owner that had a legislatively mandated program to stand up complaining the same. I might add if we had been any more flexible our heads would have been up our own collective ass. A horrible meeting ensued where one person accused us of dropping a requirement on them at the last minute which we had given them weeks ago. The person's initials are LS which I decided meant "Lying Skank", I the reconsidered it because of the sexual connotations and the fact that it was unfair to skanks. I next considered "scum" and then realized I was giving the woman too much credit. I need to find a suitable s- word - scabies came to mind but I just don't know. A co-worker had worked with LS when s/he (let's cover my ass here) and basically described her a "backstabbing bitch. (I guess that blows the cya) What pisses me off is that I ALWAYS do what it takes. I see this shit as as slap in the face. Apparently, one of the BOs actually said he didn't believe my contractors(and myself) worked weekends to deliver what he needed. but i have a hearty FU to that BO.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

On mental illness

This really resonated with me. Not long after my father died in 1993, I had a classic meltdown while at the family cabin (believe me, it wasn't very glamorous as it lacked indoor plumbing at the time) with my older sister and brother. I thought I had a UTI coming on and asked my brother if he could go get me some cranberry juice. When he asked what may have caused the UTI, I said "stress" and he responded "what do you have to be stressed about". Sounds innocuous but turned into a scene with my crying hysterically and my sister defending me and herself from my brother. I realized that I needed to do something so I went to a psychiatrist who gave me put me on meds for depression and got me into therapy.

Things went on for a few years, I was better but things weren't quite right. I was finally correctly diagnosed when I went in and started speaking a mile a minute while bouncing my leg. It turns out I have a form of bi-polar disorder. I don't have the "Hi, I'm in Hawaii" spur of the moment manic episodes or the curled in a ball in the corner bouts of depression but it is enough to lead me to poor choices (manic) or bouts of uncertainty.

Still I am on a good mix of meds now and I am more able to go with life's curveballs than I ever was. However, in darker moments, I wonder how my life would have been different had I been diagnosed much earlier in life. The bi-polar feed greatly into my self esteem. Would I have not made such bad choices in men or at least recognized that I couldn't help them much earlier than I did?

I wish I could say it was water under the bridge but there is much I have missed out on in life and I still have the tendency to not let things go that are better left in the past.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Identity/confidence Issues and a Who fan

I've just posted some tunes to my facebook page and boy do they reveal some issues: More of the same which I have refrained from posting on FB(so far):

Monday, January 2, 2012

My Little Pony name

Apparently there are different kinds - this is my EarthPpony name: Honey Darling
My Pegasus Pony: Sunny Chaser
My Unicorn pony: Fairy Darling
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Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Double rainbow - What does it mean

I actually did go walking in the park and saw a double rainbow. The rainbow on the left by the gap of trees is easier to see. There is another one to the right that maybe too faint to see in the pic.

My first thoughts on seeing this were of this:

He seems to be enjoying the rainbow a bit too much before the drug crash happens.

Another year of ignoring resolutions

Every year I start with the best intentions. I make resolutions and fail to mee them. This year is no different but I think I've identified why I don't keep them - they are for the most part too vague. This year's goals:
  • Clean the house more often
  • Drink less
  • Exercise more
  • Eat Better
  • Lose Weight
    See what I mean about vague. It's no wonder, I fail. So let's tighten things up.
  • Clean the house more often weekly
  • Drink less Cut drinking in half by end of January
  • Exercise more Go to the gym at least 3 times a week
  • Eat Better Plan meals out each week and keep a food journal
  • Lose Weight Get down to the high end of my ideal weight for my height and age by doing the above in time for my birthday
    I'm hopefully off to a promising start by going on the tradition NYD walk in the state park.