I own all the content and pictures on this site, except where noted. If you steal anything from me, and
especially if you do anything mean or inappropriate with them, I will find you. Then I'll sue you for
theft, slander, libel and any other law that applies. Then I'll ridicule you in humiliating ways
here and everywhere else I contribute to. If you fuck with me, I'll get get all Gladiator on your ass
and unleash hell. Think I'm kidding? So did my a couple of my exes, my old neighbors, as well as
some assholes who ripped me off on Ebay, and last I heard, they were all still trying to undo the
damage I caused.
Another week, another dollar. Or something like that. Whatever. I've just started my coffee and am not yet alive.
While I hoped to chill out right here on my couch for a good long while, the truth is that I have to be out the door in a half hour to get some errands done. These last weeks have been brutal on many fronts and I have to take care of this stuff before the next round of obligations and problems to resolve hit (which is this afternoon, so tick tock and all).
So herewith, the things I've been reading this week.
1. A very interesting look into the story behind Kony 2012. I was sufficiently intrigued by this *movement* to click on this link when someone posted it on FB, because this viral video thing reeked of band wagon-ness and a total lack of research on any band wagoner's part, but at the same time, I have felt disinterested in this issue (I have not seen the video but have read a number of reports about it). Not to be insensitive to the plight of Africans, just that all this buzz around "Kony 2012" (is it intended to sound like a campaign bumper sticker?), all the reposts and tweets, etc., made me instantly suspicious of it. This article pretty much sums it up, and I remain suspicious. What can I say? I have trust issue and the Internet's made them worse.
2. I take a daily tumeric supplement to help deal with my gut-infalmmation issues, so this piece about spices and the way they aid the heart caught my attention. I definitely feel the difference when I take my supplement (I'll do ginger, too, depending on how I feel on a given day), and I recall reading how societies who use these spices heavily tend to have less gastrointestinal issues. Therefore, I'm not surprised that it might fight fat absorption as well.
thenakedmaid posted at 3/19/2012 11:25 PM
I was just looking through your blog and loved it! As a mom of three, I can relate to so many of your posts!! I am new to blogging, and am truly enjoying the few moments of peace it gives to me!