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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