Friday, October 07, 2005

It's Been A While...

Since we visited the Prostitution Patron Arrests website. If you see any of these folks, remember to point and laugh!

Oooh, and if you see any of these folks, call 911! Seriously!

Being a Chump Sucks

Over at Justin's blog, I posted a comment about how being nice at Starbuck's (or other establishment) always backfires on me and I wind up feeling like a chump. I have decided that similar tactics have chumped me out with my doctor.

Remember the doctor who said I had a kidney stone when I actually have grody cysts on my works? Well, I got a voicemail to follow up with me from my doctor's office, accusing me of not following up. I was so frustrated, I wanted to cry. After I left a voicemail back, explaining how when I tried to follow up I was told that I didn't need an appointment, they just wanted insurance information, and then got an even crappier voicemail response insisting that everything is my fault, I fired up Word and wrote a letter to the doctors telling them how sad I am that they suck so much. I've been with this doctor for over 10 years, I like him a lot, but his associates and staff just suck. And therefore he sucks for not realizing that he surrounds himself with that sort of sucktitude.

I was essentially reprimanded for following directions, then doing what the office staff told me to do. The office staff was wrong, but I did not argue because they are jerks, and I didn't want to be pushy. Apparently, I was supposed to be pushy and contradict the office staff, and sorry but I was sick, and in pain, and not really in the mood to fight with anyone OK?

Instead of posting the letter, I'll just say that I'm learning that being nice, and listening to people, and saying please and thank you, is for chumps! And being sad about that? Makes me an even bigger chump!

So, here's to a chumptastic weekend!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Absurd Bill Removed!

So, apparently Patricia Miller didn't realize that a LOT of people thought her idea sucked. I'm crediting my own blog with turning the tide. Come on, it could happen.

From the Indianapolis Star report (linked in the title of this post)

State Sen. Patricia Miller, R-Indianapolis, issued a one-sentence statement Wednesday saying: "The issue has become more complex than anticipated and will be withdrawn from consideration by the Health Finance Commission."

I interpret that as Patricia Miller thinking, "I thought everyone in Indiana hates gays and single women as much as I do." I imagine her in her office, contemplating schemes of spiking the water supply with Propecia to sterilize the community. What kind of super villain name would she get? The Sterilizer is kind of bland.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

A Reason to Fear Indiana

I know my husband will be annoyed with me for dissing his home state, but COME ON, Scratch, you've gotta agree with me on this one. What is this craziness? Is it 'craziness on purpose' to ensure that the entire bill will not pass? Or are some elected representatives of the people in Indiana that nosey and prejudiced that this seems reasonable? Here are my favorite excerpts of the news story:

A doctor can’t begin an assisted reproduction technology procedure that may result in a child’s being born until the intended parents of the child have received a certificate of satisfactory completion of an assessment required under the bill. Wait, what? So, if you go to the doctor, and you pay with your own money, your doctor cannot help you? Oh, this must be only if you want to use federal funding to help you procreate... no? So you're basically just legislating peoples' private business. WOW.

The assessment is very similar to what is required for infant adoption and would be conducted by a licensed child placing agency in Indiana. Just the idea that single people or homosexuals cannot adopt in Indiana makes my skin crawl. So many children NEED HOMES. Why not help them get nice loving homes? WHY NOT?

Some of the required information includes the fertility history of the parents, education and employment information, hobbies, personality descriptions, verification of marital status, child care plans, letter of reference and criminal history checks. A description of the family lifestyle of the intended parents is also required, including individual participation in faith-based or church activities. So... is going to church enough, or do you also have to volunteer for Market Day?

The thing that bothers me most about this type of legislation is that the people who go to the trouble, time, pain (sometimes), expense, and sacrifice to have a child via adoption or reproductive assistance obviously WANT a child/children. They are prepared for parenting, they know what they are getting into, and they will do anything to get that baby. Why stifle this, especially if it does not affect federal money/grants?

And, to imply that single people should not have children? Shut up. Just, shut up. Will children be removed from homes after a spouse's death? Huh? Grrrrr...

This bill will most likely not reduce child abuse rates, or child abandonment, or child welfare expenditures. This bill will definitely not reduce unwanted pregnancies (that can sometimes lead to the things I just listed.) This bill is just hateful, prejudiced, and a seeming attempt by a politician to play God with the private lives of Americans.

Journal Gazette 10/04/2005 State bill would limit procreation assistance

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Nobody Believes that Two Buck Chuck Makes Millionaires Richer!

I had to go and quote Forbes Magazine to prove to a commenter on Chicagoist that Trader Joe's is fueling the Albrecht empire. I like the way the person correcting me started off with the word "actually" because that's really not cool. So it was even more satisfying to prove that "actually" I was correct in saying that Trader Joe's is German-owned. Flame on!

If I'm going to give my money to some German brothers, I'll do it locally at Delicatessen Meyer on Lincoln Avenue, where Hans & Uto are more than happy to assist us!

That's it, Mickey - It's ON.

All I can say is "Wow, I hope this is sensational journalism."

I wonder if the airports will start a gun rental kiosk for visitors, because the next traffic altercation on the old bee line might be deadly. The other thing that occured to me is the prominet celebrity hip hop culture in Miami - P. Diddy does enjoy his firearms - do you think he lobbied for this law?

How many bullets in this gun, Pluto? Enough for you? And Donald? And still one left for me?

Chicago Tribune | Fla. Tourists Warned on Deadly Force Law

Sweet, Sweet Rock

So, last night we had our asses rocked by none other than WEEZER. But this was not the loving, bespectacled, muppet-lurving Weez, it was the pyrotechnic, hard rockin', lasik surgery havin' Weezer. They played inbetween The Kaiser Cheifs (who reminded me of Adam Ant) and Foo Fighters. Thoughts:

Enough bullet points. Back to work!

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