Thursday, May 31, 2007

this is a plus sized model?!!!

thisa is an advertisement for "the avenue", a store for larger women sized 14-32 (im sitting between 16 and 18 myself right now), but would somebody tell me how its possibler in a reasonable world that this woman could be considered "plus size"? she looks porportionate and healthy, not an ounce of fat anywhere...i bet she is tall, and muscular

i really believe that something needs to wonder we have people intentionally starving themselves, even to death, when looking heathy is considered big

Song of the day: bbig boned gal- k.d. lang

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

i quit smoking five ears ago i sit here, struggling with depression, trying to manage the anxiety i feel about this weekend being the first wolf creek weekend (i am still not fully healthy, the weather is warm, and i just feel unsure of being able to care for self in the situation)i knoiw that this is a huge accomplishment

Song of the day: i smoke alot- k's choice

I smoke a lot.
I'm not talking weed or pot,
I smoke the regular stuff.
I smoke a lot.

And if you're a smoker too,
you've got to know sometimes it's tough
to be in healthy company.
People who always say:
'You smoke a lot,

Imagine the amount of money
you could save if you'd quit.
You smoke a lot,
by now you'd have a bike-
Aren't you concerned about the kids...

Well, of course, sure I am,
concerned a bit.
But about that bike,
I could get killed with it.
And is that what you really want,
it's not.

So I smoke a lot,
I smoke a lot.
My god I smoke a lot, and I feel fine,
I smoke a lot.

I smoke a lot,
sometimes it's great,
sometimes it's not,
I smoke a lot.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The future of advertising (Futurama)

just another futurama moment that left me smiling

Monday, May 28, 2007

shop at sears!

you know, life is not about the best deal you can find (though at times it is necesarry to bargain shop) is about purpose and integrity, things i feel are often lacking in our current society. so cheers to sears for putting integrity before profit....

Let’s All Show Up At Sears

I assume you have all seen the reports about how Sears is treating its reservist employees who are called up? By law, they are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more.

Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up, Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all called up reservist employees for up to two years. I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its contribution.

I suggest we all shop at Sears, and be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the company gets the positive reinforcement it well deserves.

Pass it on.

Well, I decided to check it out before I sent it forward. I sent the following email to the Sears Customer Service Department:
I received this email and I would like to know if it is true. If it is, the Internet may have just become one very good source of advertisement for your store.

I know I would go out of my way to buy products from Sears instead of another store for a like item even if it was cheaper at the other store. Here is their answer to my email.

Dear Customer:

Thank you for contacting Sears. The information is factual. We appreciate your positive feedback. Sears regards service to our country as one of greatest sacrifices our young men and women can make. We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear at this time.

Bill Thorn
Sears Customer Care

Song of the day:

Thursday, May 24, 2007

the sire of sorrow (job's sad song)-joni mitchell

let me speak, let me spit out my bitterness-
born of grief and nights without sleep and festering flesh.
do you have eyes? can you see like man-kind sees?
why have you soured and curdled me?

oh, oh- you tireless watcher-what have i done to you,
that you make everything i dread and everything i fear come true?

once i was blessed, i was awaited like the rain
like eyes for the blind, like feet for the lame
kings heard my words and they sought out my company
but now the janitors of Shadowland flick their brooms at me

oh, oh-you tireless watcher-what have i done to you,
that you make everything i dread and everything i fear come true?

man is the sire of sorrow

ive lost all taste for life, im all complaints.
tell me-why do you starve the faithful, why do you crucify the saints?
you let the wicked prosper, you let the children frisk like deer
and my loves are dead or dying, or they dont come near

we dont despise your chastening, god is correcting you

oh and look who comes to counsel my deep distress
oh, these pompous physicians-what carelessness!
all this ranting, all this wind-filling our ears with trash
breathtaking ignorance, adding insult to injury,
they come blaming and shaming me -evil doer-and shattering me
this vain man wishes to seem wise-a man born of assess

oh, oh- you tireless watchers-what have i done to you,
that you make everything i dread and everything i fear come true

we dont despise your chastening

already on a bed of sighs and screams and still you torture me-
with visions, you give me terrifying dreams.
better i was carried from the womb straight to the grave,
i see the diggers waiting theyre leaning on their spades.

man is the sire of sorrow, as sure as the sparks ascend

where is hope while you're wondering what went wrong?
why give me light and then this dark without a dawn?
evil is sweet in your mouth, hiding under your tongue
show your face! what a long fall from grace
help me understand, what is the reason for your heavy hand?
youre stumbling in the shadow, you have no name now
was it the sins of my youth? what have i done to you,
that you make everything i dread and everything i fear come true

oh your guilt must weigh so greatly
you make everything i dread and everything i fear come true
man is the sire of sorrow
you make everything i dread and everything i fear come true

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

amy ray says it like it is

....oh yeah, now i remember why this woman was a life teacher of mine- and i am greatful she took on the role (no matter how untintentional and brief our experiences were, intereacting with you- like you'll read this- interacting with you, both in canine arguements and fashionable admiration, always made an impact.....thank you)

Song of the day: let it ring- amy ray

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Song of the day:

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

compare to today

this song has beenn going through my head for a day.....then i found this representation

native american, iraqi, partisan hiring and firing of lawyers....on and on


Thursday, May 10, 2007

poem: Pink

How not to act out ANXIETY
flashing angry pink before the eyes
and underlined-

How- it's the new question-
not why, not the explanation
but the zenned
understanding of purpose.

Shhh! Dont bemoan the misery.
Be Job- stronger,
holier- and free



sitting, briefly, not
yet a three-legged advo-
cating old woman.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

managing ms: beating the heat

Handling the Heat of Summer
(from the MS society)
Summer will soon be upon us. But for people with MS, hot weather often brings additional challenges.
Heat can cause symptoms to appear or make the ones you already have feel worse. It can affect walking, thinking, strength and energy levels. As many as 60 to 80 percent of people with MS have had heat-related symptoms. One theory suggests that damaged nerves may conduct electrical impulses adequately under ideal temperatures but higher temperatures can interfere with the process.
Fortunately, the effects of heat are usually temporary. With hot weather on the way, take time to assess your own sensitivity and find strategies that help you ease the effects of heat:
Stay in an air-conditioned environment during periods of extreme heat and humidity. If an air conditioner is needed to help minimize the symptoms of MS, the cost may be tax deductible if a physician has written a prescription for it.
Use cooling products (vests, neck wraps, bandanas, etc.) during exercise or outdoor activity.
Exercise in a cool environment. Pick cooler times of the day or use air conditioning or a fan to help maintain body temperature. Spraying yourself with a hand-held spray bottle may also help you keep cool. Also, exercising in a cool pool (recommended temperature of 80 to 84 degrees) is an excellent way to combat heat during physical activity.
Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose, breathable cotton clothing and wide brimmed hats.
Drink plenty of water. Icy drinks such as slurpees or popsicles can provide temporary relief.
A cool bath or shower can help reduce core body temperature following activity or exposure to heat.
Don't be discouraged by the heat of the summer months. Find the strategies that work best for you, because you can beat the heat!

i think there are many outdoor cooling plans that are feesible, but it is necesarry to be sure to have one
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