Friday, November 28, 2008
it's a little cliche, but i am so grateful for sharon and diane, jenn and johna, michael and tim, and helen and jana. it was the best day i had all week. thanks girls (oh, and tim and michael but close enough!). only 365 more days until day of decadence 2009!
peace, for now, as i prepare my leftover plate for breakfast...
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
it always feels so amazing to be home. catching up with sharon and di was great and i can't wait for breakfast with johna and jenn tomorrow. oh, flying on anti-anxiety meds is the only way to go. you will not see me flying without it ever again. i never escalated when the flight got bumpy and the time leading up to the flight was spent listening to my iPod and reading a magazine front to back. good times.
scully really missed me but her way of showing it is trying to lay on my lap and growl every time i move. it's really annoying. i've finally got her to just chill next to me.
the blazers are killing me tonight. the suns aren't playing that great and they could totally be killing them! nate must be losing his mind right now because my very last nerve is shot! there is a lid on that basket tonight! come on blazers!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
"All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the
majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be
reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression."
- Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, the principal
author of the Declaration of Independence, and one of the most influential
doctor: are you decent?
doctor: what is the cause of your visit today?
[caryn turns around]
doctor: oh, girl, you got shingles!
caryn: damn, i knew it! that sucks.
caryn: is this contagious? i'm going on vacation in three days and i don't want to pass it to my family or the entire population of disneyland.
doctor: well, they would have to touch your rash directly. and i must tell you, it's going to be very uncomfortable. sorry.
caryn: well, ok. shall i keep it covered?
doctor: well, it would be hard to keep it covered but you can gauze it if you'd like. it might be hard for you given it's in the middle of your back. most women with shingles on their back tend to just not wear a bra during this time.
caryn: HA! are you kidding? these might hurt someone.
doctor: HA! ok, how about a sports bra.
caryn: yeah, i could do that. however, getting in on and off might be a challenge and very painful.
doctor: is there any way you could be pregnant?
caryn: uh, ha...no.
doctor: ok, because the baby inside could be affected. would you like me to pop one of the blisters to take a culture? [caryn's bug eyes and shiver prompt him to say..] most say it doesn't hurt because it's above the nerve endings. they are going to pop open and ooze puss eventually.
caryn: uh, is this absolutely necessary right now? you hollered shingles the second i turned around.
doctor: well, not really. some really like to have proof of their illnesses. however, it seemed as if you knew what you had right away.
caryn: yeah, i'm gonna pass on that blister popping thing.
doctor: okee dokee. let's talk drugs. percocet for the pain, acyclovir and a steriod for the inflammation. ok?
caryn: um, ok. thank you.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
palin won't leave is alone. can't she just go back to alaska? she claims to want the media to leave her alone - perhaps she should stop calling the media to her office and stop saying stupid shit. the worst part about ted stevens - convicted felon! - is that we could very well have senator sarah palin. excuse me, i just threw up in my mouth. palin can not be the new face of the republican party. it would be suicide for them. we'll see.
[my girlfriend, rachel maddow, was just on tv in her pj bottoms. hot.]
warning: pms alert! my pms has gotten so bad over the last few months. many new symptoms. nausea, headache, no appetite, all over body aches and my personal favorite, pins and needles in my back. what? i don't even want to have a shirt on. it's the weirdest thing. it is extremely uncomfortable and i will be making an appointment for the doctor tomorrow. i've had these symptoms now for 3 days and it's just not right. i had very similar symptoms last month and i have to assume that it will probably happen again next month. you know, if men had pms there would have been a "cure" centuries ago. PMS SUCKS!
hey, we elected barack obama the 44th president of the united stated. good job! i'm still over the moon about it. i hope you are too. peace. hope. change.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
be part of the revolution.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
i'm disappointed and disheartened at the too large a margin pass of proposition 8. 52.2% in favor, 47.3% opposed. it totally killed my obama buzz today as every time i got too excited, i remembered that you voted for discrimination, hate, and un-equality for everyone. we just went out in droves to elect the first african-american president, who 200 years ago would have been kept as a slave, and you can't let the homos have their little weddings? i paraphrase, mrs. ellen degeneres when i say that saying gay people can't be married is the very same as saying "you, sit in the back of the bus," "you,, can only use this bathroom," "you can go here but you can't go there." it's wrong. DISCRIMINATION IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL! the constitutional amendment sadly also takes away rights that had already been won. i'm hoping for a repeal on this ridiculous ban. kudos to all who were married prior to the election, as their marriages will remain legal and valid. to those opposed, guess what we are still gay. we are still going to commit to one another. that won't change. so take that california!
all my love, california,
holllaaaa! we did it. as john mccain said, "the american people have spoken"! what an amazing few days. i am speechless (for once). the people came out in masses. they waited in lines for hours - losing pay - to vote. we have elected the first african-american president and our lives and the lives of our children, will be different. my neice and nephews will grow up in a world with racial barriers broken. not even just racial - it's for all of us. for all the minorities, blacks, asians, latinas, gay, trans, women - i could go on. but THIS is what MY america is all about. i'm overwhelmed by emotion. i just keep bursting into tears - i can't seem to control it. as 8:00 pm came and keith olberman called barack obama the next president of the united states, i ran outside and there was my neighbor jillian and her friends celebrating. i was so overwhelmed with excitement that i embraced and cried with perfect strangers. it was unbelievable. then i called my parents, of course! they knew it was me. i've been crying with joy and excitement and hope - i did it again this morning seeing the front page of the oregonian ... OBAMA's Time is what it says. but like he said last night, it's OUR time. we can't let this excitement wane and president elect obama can't do it alone. this is a revolution and i for one plan to be a part of it.
i'm having a slight problem with the closeness (still) of proposition 8 in california. i can't believe the residents of california can support that kind of hate and discrimination. not all the votes have been counted but it's 88% of precincts in and it's 48%-52%. this reminds me of oregon's "one man/one woman" of 4 years ago. constitutional measures like this are dangerous. it's been proven that the same sex marriages that have been celebrated over the summer have no effect on anyone except the people who love them.
however, i'm not going to let them get me down today.
the countdown begins ... 1/20/09
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
so, here's my final push - please vote for change, whatever you think that may be. don't forget to vote on your communities measures. change starts at home. california, vote NO on prop 8, please. protect marriage by voting NO. arizona and florida - please don't pass your constitutional measures either on same sex marriages. i would like to take a moment to thank my mother for telling the canvasser that came to her door that it was no business of his who is marrying who and that her and my father would be voting NO on 8. thanks mom. it warmed my core. we have the opportunity to change the course of our country. don't forget to be a part of it.
on the same topic, i saw w. last week and felt cheated by oliver stone. i felt like he wanted me to sympathize with w. because of his "daddy issues." really? daddy issues? wah, wha, wha. daddy never approved! he loved jeb more than me! even though i committed treason - and should go to jail - to finish what you started, you still don't love me?! come on, oliver. you can do better than that. i think this film exposed cheney as more the bad guy and w. just an idiot head of the biggest fraternity in the world. forget about all the lying, stealing and treason going on. not addressed with any gusto. it's basically glossed over while w. and cheney eat sandwiches and talk about figuring out a way to manipulate all of us (including his own cabinet) into thinking there was weapons of mass destruction. this is huge and it's brought up while w. has pastrami hanging out of his mouth. however, as much as i hated w. i must say that josh brolin was a-mazing. he had w. down to a tee. an oscar nomination is possible. thandi newton's condoleezza rice was absolutely hideous. it was a cross between and 80 year old katherine hepburn and a marionette. god. i was embarrassed for her.
can we talk survivor for a minute? i must give props to sugar for finally starting to play this game. i think she would have stayed with ace had he not asked for the immunity idol to have in his pocket for tribal council. oh, and on a sidebar, i hate when they make both teams go to tribal council. i think that's bullshit. anyway, back to ace. sugar made the right move at the right time. having said that, i don't think sugar ever planned on voting ace out. i don't think she's a strategic player. however, she has spent plenty of time out at the "sugar shack" and what else to do but strategize? oh, and eat fruit and sleep. the only foreseeable problem is that everyone must know she has it because she's the only one who's been out there. so once the merge comes (if she makes it and fang hasn't tried to flush it out), she will have quite a target on her back. she'd have to be blindsided and i don't think that will be as easy as everyone thinks. especially when koto sees that she voted out ace. what about ken? our gamer? he's the one who planted the seed with sugar about ace and what's going on around camp when she's out vacationing at the sugar shack. it's only fair that she know - and ken really didn't say anything that wasn't true about ace. ace's big mistake was - well, besides the fake accent he couldn't keep going the entire time - assuming that sugar would just let him "borrow" the idol for tribal council. if you wanted immunity you should have won it for yourself. well, i'm fine with ace going. actually, there isn't anyone i really like this season. i find myself siding with sugar because she doesn't really have any allies. she's spent so much time away from camp that it's hard to connect with anyone. randy actually makes me laugh. this guy is so freaking miserable it's comical. at first i hated randy, but now i just have to laugh. he's one of those guys that get off on being a tool. who else? marcus the magnificent (as twop so affectionately call him). jeez this guy is like too perfect, huh? charlie couldn't agree more either. jacquie, i miss you and all that you brought to survivor: gabon.