Tuesday, May 24, 2011

So, you want to have a discussion?

...and no, I didn't make this. If you can give me concrete proof of who did, I will be more than happy to credit properly.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fining the poor is NOT the answer

This is such complete and utter bullshit. They are penalizing the poor for being poor, yet AGAIN.

The only "help" medicaid is willing to give to those who want to lose weight/make healthy choices regarding food and exercise, is to have the doctor hand them a badly copied piece of shit diet, that expects you to eat a bunch of hard to find, hellaciously expensive, "healthy" foods, and in such ridiculously tiny portions that even the lightest eater would be starving on it.

It would actually be CHEAPER to pay the fine, and it's completely unfair to fine poor people for being unable to afford to diet, and using a system of measurement that has been proven to be ridiculously unrealistic to do so. (BMI.) For that matter, most of the exercise regimes doctors recommend, you need to have exercise equipment, or afford a gym membership.

So again, the fine would be cheaper. ridiculous.

If they really wanted to encourage good health choices, they would find ways to help those who need to eat better to do so, and be willing to assist those who would benefit from exercise and want to do it.

Need I really go into what this sort of bullshit does to those with eating disorders and body image issues? I didn't think so.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I knew it!

Is your cat plotting to kill you?

I think I may be getting a rage migraine...

Grr... fuck the republicans. Just FUCK THEM. When the people who put this bill forth die, their god will hopefully tip them straight into their so-called hell for gleefully endangering women's lives.

My cats are trying to kill me. Also, new #amazonfail.

I had to go to the ER this evening to get x-rayed, and find out if I had broken my ankle and my wrist.

We had fish for dinner. We gave the cats some, as a treat. They left a piece sitting OUTSIDE the bowl. I filled my plate, came back, stepped on it, went flying, twisted my ankle, slammed my wrist on the table, then landed on my ass in their water bowl. Somehow, in all of that, I managed to get the plate safely onto the table without breaking it.

Good thing- they're only sprained, not broken.
Bad thing- I am not allowed to knit until my wrist gets better, so I'll be behind on my top sekret project. But I suppose I could try using the time to learn to crochet.

Now, if the inability to knit didn't have me grumpy enough, there is the latest #amazonfail. Apparently, they have decided to start censoring yaoi on the kindle. Boo!

So... I wrote them to let them know how I felt about it.

Here is what I wrote:
“I am highly upset that you (Amazon) have started banning many yaoi titles from the kindle service. Have you learned nothing from the #amazonfail episode, where the LGBT titles were de-ranked? Please stop censoring things I like, and trying to tell me what I should and should not read. I LIKE buying from Amazon, but I will have to find alternatives if you don’t stop trying to censor LGBT literature. (And yes, yaoi IS LGBT literature, even if it is couched in erotica.)”

And here is their response: 
The items you referenced are not available for sale. Thank you for contacting us. 
Thank you for your recent inquiry. Did I solve your problem?
If yes, please click here:
If no, please click here:
Best regards, 

[name redacted]
Your feedback is helping us build Earth's Most Customer-Centric Company.

Fail, fail, FAIL.

Of  course, I clicked on the 'NO' link, and politely let them know their response was not acceptable. Doubting I'll get anywhere with them, though.

ARGH. Just... ARGH.

Also, click here, for another take on this stunt.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Noisy Kittens

Anyone who says cats sneak around silently, has obviously never had a bunch of kittens running around their living room on a wood floor. It is amaaaazing, how these little guys can sound like there is a herd of buffalo stampeding through the front of the house.

(And if I am exaggerating, it is not by much. You can hear the thumpthumpthumpthumpthump-ing from nearly every room in the house, I kid you not.)

Oh, by the way, two of them (this boy and this girl,) are still needing homes, so if you know anyone in the Houston Metro/Harris County area who might be interested, please, please direct them to me. (That's right, the end of this post is a shameless attempt to push homeless kittens on y'all. I have NO MORALS.)