Off to Toledo



So my munchkin's old middle school is full of Nazis

Well, not really, I just couldn't resist the extrapolation. Though they (yes that is the middle school the munchkin did attend - I called to double check) did recently have a "Hit the Jew Day" - what the fuck?

I don't have Nazi pics - clearly - so I went w/ the anti-children rhetoric.

Some Random Dude

Some random dude wrote a letter to the red states on Craigslist. StopAllMonsters - took it from there & I am reproducing it here because it makes me freakin smile & scream at the purpley state I live in - I suppose I should take heart that I am in a blue county & most of my beloveds are in blue states & will let me move in.

Dear Red States...

We've decided we're leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we're taking the other Blue States with us.

In case you aren't aware, that includes Hawaii, Oregon,Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast. We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new country of New California.

To sum up briefly: You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states. We get stem cell research and the best beaches. We get Elliot Spitzer. You get Ken Lay.

We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood.
We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss. We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama. We get two-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the red states pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms.

Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we're going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they're apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don't care if you don't show pictures of their children's caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq, and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we're not willing to spend our resources in Bush's Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent of the country's fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation's fresh fruit, 95 percent of America's quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners) 90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools, plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care costs), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62 percent believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44 percent say that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61 percent of you crazy b*****ds believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.

By the way, we're taking the good pot, too. You can have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico.

Peace out,
Blue States


Dear goodness

I am tired, read exhausted, work is stress right now - patients being nutsier, like a giant vise around the office getting tighter & tighter.  Between the internals of the people, the pending move, the patients being crazy about all of it, & I mean crazy - I was yelled at - YELLED AT today by 3 different patients, somehow it is my fault that I can't magically make appointments generate out of thin air.  I hate the madness & I'm going to bed early again.  


Iron Chef America tonight

Battle Cheddar Cheese - All I can think of is Chicken Cheddar Chutney Crepes from the lil crepe place by Johnny Mangos - i don't even know - since they changed management - if they still serve them.  God, they were good - just the right blend of flavors - perfectly cooked chicken breast chunks, a gingery hot mango chutney - full of chunks, heat, & sweetness, and the perfectly melted cheddar cheese inside, not too much and not too little: just right.  A little glaze of the chutney swiped across the top of the hot crepe.  I just thought I'd share.  If you know the place - go & let me know if they still make them.  If you don't - dream of it for me my minions & figure out a way to make them for me & earn my eternal gratitude.


I woke up at 0700ish - cold in here in the 50s yet - I finally ate a few mins ago - chix w/ cayenne & noodles & hot chai - my head is clearing, draining.  I want a nap - I slept poorly last night drifty in & out for about 3 hours - no dreams.  I hope someone is getting something done today - i'm not.


Yes I'm home

On another Saturday night, cuz I ain't got nobody, I've got some money cuz I just got paid, How I wish I had someone to talk to - I'm in an awful way.....

So I grabbed a book, found some pleasant music - mostly ending up w/ a repeat of "Where is my Mind" the Storm Large remake.  & drifting in & out while soaking in the tub.  I've now resumed my spot in bed, the cuddlesharks parted to let me in.  my skin is soft & smells like chamomile.  I'm trying to sort something lovely to put on the tv - THANK YOU, oh dearest one who fulfilled my wish for the first season of Pushing Daisies - I might just have throw that in.  Mmmm or I have Boarding Gate sitting here - all I remember is that Asia Argento is in it & that is hard to resist.  Either way there may be popcorn & some concoction featuring vanilla Absolut.  Mmmmm twisted pumpkin pie martini - Van. Absolut, Caramel Baileys, Kahlua, just a touch of Gold Schlager.  Mmmmmmmm.  Very Autumnal treat.  The house is around 55ish right now.  Under 50 outside.  & lovely in my bed.  


On Liz

There was a biopsy today of her incidentaloma - so far totally non-malignant tissue.  YAY!!!

I'm just sayin that I'm happy.

Urban sprawl

Seriously w/ urban sprawl these days does it exist anywhere that the landscape goes from countryside to giant city (complete w/ skyscapers) rising up in the middle of nowhere?  I'm watching the first disc of "Birds of Prey" - mostly because I didn't watch the series when it was on & the concept intrigues me.  & New Gotham rises up out of the plains & the thought crosses my lil brainpan that I want to go see a city like that - to go from nothing to everything - & I don't have that anywhere near me or anywhere I've ever been - there are always suburbs, always the growth of the density of buildings slowly as it builds up to the city center.  I'm just curious.

** Added at 22:30 - The series is harrible.  really really bad.  Dina Meyers is wonderful as always - but I hate the show.  Just thought I'd share/cut you off in case you were about to warn me about it.


South Park is in my soul

"Breast Cancer Show Ever"  aired tonight & my breasts hurt.  Just tender and hurty - I'm not sure how I feel about the new birth control pills - I'm at the end of the first month & in case you missed the update last month I'm now on the Saisonique - the special pills to make it so that I only bleed once a quarter.  Which will be intense & terrible (fair warning).  I am noticing that I'm a lil on the irritable and weepy side & my stress levels have been really nutsy lately.  & on a side note - the first week of December my ofc is moving - for realsies.  I am hoping (pretty please) that the suspension at the Solstice also comes with some luvins for me because I think by then I will need some extra love.  I could use love now.

I could use a good pair of hands to curl up w/ me & hold my breasts.  not the sexe or pinchy - just pressure - not the bra kind of pressure - but hands.  


So here's the thing

I freakin love Sons of Anarchy.  Seriously, I love it.  So far it is brilliant and fun & the Ron Perlman, & hot young stud don't hurt.  They only make it better.  & Mrs Peggy Bundy as a hardcore biker mama is fucking hot.  Performances are top-notch.  I wasn't expecting to fall for it.  But I did/do/love it.

About goddamned time

I really don't have any better words but this made me smile, I just want everyone to get better or live longer or be better educated or something. I want more.


Politically oriented rantings:

Wouldn't it be great if at the presidential debates they had to actually answer the questions asked. They would be given no time to wander off subject and the moderator or in the case of the last Town Hall style debate the questioning person were able to interrupt & task them to actually answer the question & instead of being decided by who spoke well or said things that people agreed with the debates would be scored according to who gave the most correct factual information & fully answered ever question posed to them - seriously these should almost be like an oral essay at this point. I want facts. I want to hear what they propose to do. I don't give 2 tugs of a dead dog's cock about personal jabs or bs at this point. Spouting off the "He's an Arab" or "He's a cripple" really do nothing but make me want to get you convicted of a hideous crime so you can't vote. The issues break down into some simple yes & no questions & the ones that don't - well if you don't know the difference between your platform & the guy next to you yet then heaven help us all. I know who I am voting for already.

On the same note I received a 2 page glossy full color mailing from the people against Issue 6 in Ohio last week. I personally think the Issue sucks & the idea of putting it into the Ohio State Constitution is an insult to my intelligence as well as to every citizen of the state. Do you know how hard it is to get things changed in the State Constitution? - we're not talking some simple laws here - this is serious business my friends & neighbors. Much like the BS amendment we added during the last presidential election - you know the one that destroyed all civil unions. My complaint isn't in the midst of the economic/environmental crisis that they sent this out - it is that they had a perfect opportunity to send out a copy of the actual Issue as it will be written on the ballot & make sure that EVERY voter in the state has the opportunity to read it before voting on it. Instead it was pure propaganda & fear mongering. Just like all the commercials for each side of the issue - they just bitch back & forth that there are taxes, guarantees, that there aren't - that it will create jobs, that it won't draw in $ from outside of the state - It just goes on and on. I really just needed to sit down & read it to make up my own mind & most voters should be able to do the same for themselves. I'm just pissed that they took time & money to send out propaganda when they could have just as easily sent out real valid information. or saved the money & helped a family keep their house out of foreclosure. HELL, I'd give a second look to any political organization that decided there were more important things to spend money on than fear-inducing propaganda. Call me naive but I don't believe that people should be browbeaten w/ their fears to cause them to take action.

& for the record I'm not against gambling any more than I am against prostitution or marijuana for that matter. Legalize it, sanitize it, tax the Hell out of it, & let's see if we can't make the world a better place while we are at it. If the only problem you have with those things is a personal/moral/religious one, I can't help you. I don't dig legislating your beliefs onto other people, who may or may not hold the same beliefs. In point of fact they clearly don't if they are all about what you dislike. And the idea that passing legislature that demonizes things or behaviors is any way to protect your children from "bad" influences is fucking retarded. If you want to get into something you will regardless of what your parents teach you or tell you. Some things are pretty universal: killing, stealing, raping, assaulting, menacing, driving while under the influence, Summing up to be all the things that hurt/endanger others or others' property - with extras thrown in to protect those who can't protect themselves - the young & the old. I've ranted this before - you know damned well where I stand. A little to the left of the Right, a little to the right of the Left, with a flaming sword, hunting for the next head to put on the pike outside of my theoretical castle.


Just read the details of the crime. Read them & tell me that it doesn't sound straight out of a horror movie. I'm happy the guy is dead. I'm happy that they found a way to kill him - apparently I'm a heartless bitch & I'm ok w/ that.


I don't do this often

But those republicans: one class act: go watch, wipe your glasses & watch it again - yep that happened.  How fucked up is that?



have I been up since 0500?
I'm just bleh - awake - I'm tired, like exhausted yet, I ate some eggs & am drinking chai - hot & soothing.  I'm thinking long bath - I was intending to have one last night, but I ended up skipping it.  I rocked the ginger vodka infusion (homemade) with Absolut Pear & a lil sprite last night = quite nice.  Very nice - I think for winter I need to create some ginger simple syrup & possibly grapefruit or lemon simple syrup or lemon honey mmmmmm.  I think the ginger will be delightful in hot cocoa.  Mmmmm cayenne sprinkle in my chai this morning.  My innards are extra warmed.  Obi senses this & is now snuggling up to me.  She's hardly left my side since last night.  


I suck

I knew they were going to kill off Warrick, but I still cried watching Gary Dourdan die in Gil's arms.  There were random tears throughout the episode.  



Chili in crockpot, leftovers in my tummy, VapoRub on my feet - wrapped in plastic & tucked into soft huge socks - letting them soften & kill of whatever weirdness is causing them to be all dry & offputting.  I like my feet soft & clean.  Obi is circling looking to lick the VapoRub away - she likes the stuff, strange cuddleshark.  I'm going in to work at a sane hour tomorrow.  I have freshly laundered love on my bed.  I'll be adding the sub-zero rated sleeping bag open beneath me by the wknd.  Though truly I'm looking forward to having a human teddy bear for at least a night (joi).  Though on the supreme moment of joi - I just found people who not only know the definition of echolalia, but can use it in a sentence & bastardize it appropriately into a screenname.  It's like when someone sees my OKC profile & knows what the word apophenic means - roughly even.  

The munchkin was voting her absentee ballot today: I'm so proud that I almost cried.  


I'm up, I'm up

I've been up for hours - I'm not dressed yet.
I just finished eating a delicious breakfast of lightly scrambled eggs w/ bacon salt, cayenne, and finely shredded sharp cheddar.  I am nursing a mug of hot chai (spiced instead of vanilla).  My throat & head feel like they are loosening up.  I might nap later - I clocked 4 hours sleep.  I don't know why I woke up - I just did.  

I'm just sharing - the cats are circling me - like sharks they are, cuddlesharks.  I generally don't rock the lolcats but today is an exception - it suits my mood.  I love how her lil claws are extended into his nose.  



That's all it takes
IF you live, you get to keep your house.


What the fuck?

Why do I have to ask that? - Read this. What the fuck is wrong w/ them - OF COURSE bring
charges against the parents. Get the kid some fucking help. THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG.

On Mudslinging

I'm a voting member of the American populous & I do not watch political ads. I change the channel, I FFWD through them, I leave the room. I do not watch even the ads for the candidate that I like. I just don't. I'd say that I watch the news, but I don't. I use the internet to keep up on things because it allows me instant access to the facts. One guy smears the other: I can go look at the voting record, the transcript of the entire interview, I can jump over to the AP fact checker & see the whole story about either candidate. It really disappoints me that there must be someone out there who responds to the ads positively. We keep getting them after all. WE KEEP PAYING FOR THEM!!! Kind of like McDonalds I don't like them, I don't pay for them. Same w/ Walmart - I do the most American thing I can: I don't give them my money.

I think it would have been hilarious if either presidential or any other candidates up for election right now had offered up their campaign fund to donate to the bailout of the American middleclass - just think of how much money is changing hands right now, what if say in one of the senate races one of the candidates handed over the campaign money to save the houses of the bottom 10% earners in their state - w/ their houses in foreclosure. Americans maintaining their homes, able to move forward w/o a yoke of debt around their necks - the banks paid off. Everyone wins. of course there are those who would be against taking the charity - fine, the money goes to the next in line. & there are those in the 11% and up who would be unhappy that they just didn't qualify - well it should help the banks so there is money flowing & perhaps they get an extra year to get payments under control. That is not to say that I totally blame the companies for lending money to people who had no business borrowing or the people who had no business borrowing for doing so. I understand the motivations for both parties & hold them equally responsible & also hold the previous generation responsible for not teaching their children the ins & outs of $$$ better. & since we're on the subject I hold the education system responsible: I think $ ed should be taught completely, as well as sex ed. SERIOUSLY. Even if you only spend one semester on it in highschool there is a better chance of people understanding it better as adults if they are at least exposed to it all once. & I'm not saying that legally the candidates are even allowed to do that w/ the money - I just think it would be hilarious if they did.

OK so mudslinging - I hate it. I hate having to do fact checks to find out the validity of an ad or article.

& for the record I think it is complete bullshit to slur the names of the candidate you dislike - purposefully mispronouncing Obama or McCain's name. I've heard hundreds of variations of both names & I just think it is garbage -yes, it chaps my ass. I think I hear it most from my father's age group & above. I get it. I get the purpose, that the guy is so worthless that you can't even be bothered to get his name correct. To me it just sounds like you are an idiot. I refer to them both equally. They are both running for the same office & currently hold the same office. they are Senator Obama and Senator McCain. NOT Obamalamadingdong & McShame. I'm just letting you know I find it immature & stupid & it makes you look immature and stupid - so stop it. Grow the fuck up and deal with them as other human beings - if you have a point to make, make it. Tell me you disagree with Sen. Obama's economic plan or you disagree with Sen. McCain's ideas on healthcare. Tell me how it effects you, tell me the pros & cons as you see them effecting your life. I want to know, I want as much real information as possible. I want to make the best most informed decision that I can. I want to know all the possible consequences for my actions. As I'm writing this I realize the name thing is just a cheapshot & I guess I was raised better than that - cheapshots have no place in politics. There is too much at risk. Kind of like taking a cheapshot at the wars we are fighting = not funny, too many lives on the line. There are too many lives on the line in these elections & I think more people need to sit the fuck up, shut the fuck up, pay some fucking attention, and make informed decisions. THEN THEY NEED TO VOTE. I don't care who you vote for. Just be informed by more than a cheapshot and outright lie when you do it.


Prayers & $$$ lots of $$$

So my Rebecca was in an accident yesterday - 15 days ago their station wagon's engine blew up, they acquired a new car, She was hit yesterday in the newly acquired car, totalling it. She walked away & has been check out. She was not sited. She is alive & kicking.

This sucks. Many of you might not know her & her husband Ira but if you have been reading this long enough or ever bother to look thru the comments you know that I love them very very much.

Send love &/or $$$ - seriously.


Lame - perhaps
But I'm soooo happy that Pushing Daisies is back on tonight
I love it
It is on my wishlist (the first season)
It is just simply delightful
When was the last time you heard me say that?