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Monday, December 27, 2010

Am I the only person who doesn't understand what the hell 2G, 3G, or 4G mean? Will there be a 5G? Should I care?

http://ping.fm/Ed0sL So called friends that dump you for no reason? Not worth your time

Hollywood Hate

So,1942's JUNGLE BOOK,When watching this I was reminded of the times as a child I would get sick and throw up in a toilet for hours on end,a very similar expierence.This film is nothing but bad acting reacting to even worse stock footage of animals and a bunch of white men who should have been fighting world war II playing Indians in black face, nightmarish garbage avoid, I wish I did.

Tempest Says: Yes the "Indians" of old films, often ridiculous. Why not hire a real Indian? Race hate, that's why. I remember hearing that Bruce Lee was not given the part of Kung Fu because he looked "too Asian." News flash--guy was Asian! Things are better to a degree these days, but it is still hard for very dark-skinned black people to find work as models. The work is often given to the lighter-skinned black people with more Caucasian features.

Separation of Church and State: Where Do You Draw the Line?

Facebook friend Shibley Rahman asked his friends what we think of this article regarding supposed Christian persecution in modern society. These are my thoughts:
I believe that people should have a right to practice their religion, but I also believe in separation of church and state. It's a fine line sometimes. If they allow an Arab (presumably Muslim) nurse to wear scarves but don't allow a Christian to wear a cross, is this discrimination? I suppose it depends on the area of the hospital, but in most hospitals I would assume that only minimal jewelry is allowed, meaning post earrings. Also, with the jewelry thing I wouldn't see it as being discrimination for a Christian not to be allowed to wear a crucifix if a Muslim is not allowed to wear a moon and star, a Jew is not allowed to wear a star of David and a Pagan is not allowed to wear a Pentagram. The scarves, for instance, are a cultural thing, not necessarily a religious one. As I said, it is a fine line and these are very early morning musings from a very tired night shift worker!

Tempest is consuming soggy Subway veggie sandwich and V-8 before doing her rounds. Ah the lap of luxury, working the Bat shift!

Homeowner Horror

All two of my readers already know my housing woes, but in case someone stumbles on this place, I wanted to share with you this online exchange between myself and the amazing Jewel Shepard. This took place on her Facebook page. If you do Facebook, you might try to friend Jewel, although she may already have too many friends. You can also always friend me--I know I don't have too many friends!

Jewel: I owned several homes, at one time. I KNOW! Hard to believe! I have worked for over 20 yrs. to aquire them... and sadly - lost both. Do, too... life issues? Yep. Life issues... One to foreclosure, the other... this was my house I loved so, and lost to foreclosure - sort of. In a massive lawsuit with Bank of America, bless that bank. '...Cause... they are evil. This was my Christmas in '09... so many friends and family I have lost since then... the photos I am posting is from this Christmas '10. And, to be quite frank? One of the best Christmas's ever! With many folks from my "famous" days. Funny... they turned camera shy at this strip joint and hotel we all hung Christmas eve... Belushi, God rest his soul, would have loved this Christmas Eve...
Tempest: Wow, Jewel, that sucks. It's so hard to own these days. I just want to warn everybody, don't EVER buy a new mobile home! Joke all you want about mobile home owners being "trailer trash," but I bought one because it was all I could afford. Yeah, right. The thing has been such a money pit. Currently I am without running water due to a water heater blowout, have soaked carpet in 3 rooms due to said water heater blowout, am severely upside down in my mortgage because the things depreciate in value, and can't get a new home while I still own it, even though my credit is decent, because my debt to income ratio is too high. If anyone is thinking of buying a mobile home, buy a USED one, which has already depreciated to its bottom value. It won't be such a huge loss to you.
Sorry for the rant but I just wanted to warn people about this horrible housing "option."
Best of luck and much love to you, Jewel. I hope that 2011 treats you better.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Isabella had been so deep in thought that she almost walked into the wall when the group arrived at her parents' sleep chambers. amwriting

Rhianon would be the one to ask, she supposed. Although the exiled sorceress might not know much of her father's activities in recent years.

Isabella realized now just how much under Oceanus' sway her whole household had been. No-one had thought to ask him these questions.

Oceanus must have kidnapped Padrac at some point. Whose child could he be? Had Oceanus once been wed to Padrac's mother? Had he killed her?

Isabella could sense that Rhianon was something other than human. She had gotten that same sense from Rad's family. But never from Padrac.

Check out Bodi Bill – kilogramm @lastfm http://t.co/fPI5WF8

Why hadn't she thought of it before? She had simply believed Oceanus to be perverse, wanting to take advantage of his son's bride.

A startling thought came to Isabella. Oceanus was a demon but Padrac seemed to be completely human. Therefore he couldn't be Oceanus' child.

Then Bianca would have been impregnated with Oceanus' demon offspring, and the kingdom of Jvaq would be doomed to the tyrant king's rule.

If he had done so without a struggle, Oceanus would have tricked Bianca into bedding him, taking the guise of his own son to seduce her.

However, Isabella realized that in the long run, this might be for the best. What if her father had allowed Bianca and Padrac to marry?

Neacel's insistence that only blood-related offspring could form a marital union with particularly desirable allies had led to trouble.

But Neacel insisted upon clinging to outmoded traditions, even when doing so was in the long run detrimental or downright destructive.

Isabella felt sad about duping her father. She thought what a helpful ally he could be if only he weren't so inflexible in his views.

Check out Tiger Lou – The Loyal @lastfm http://t.co/lzU7fdO

I am massively tired and have bronchitis but my dahling fans, I do intend to try and finish a chapter of A Princess of Xiumiqa tonight. Yay!

Anyway enough about Hugh Hefner. Silly old goat! Let's talk about me--silly old bat! Or more specifically about my wondersome Twitter novel!

I have nothing against older people having an active love life. But doing so with someone young enough to be your grandchild is...bleah!

Sorry to sound ageist but what 24 year old would want to marry that old geezer Hugh Hefner? Must have $ signs in her eyes. I'm rolling mine.

Note to self: hey stoopid! Aspirating corn kernels will not improve your respiratory status!

Oh how I wish I could sleep!

More Emergen-C down the hatch! I truly do loathe bronchitis.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Check out Honeymoon Suite – New Girl Now @lastfm http://t.co/hCu6KMP Haven't heard this in 20 years

http://ping.fm/omS8V Toxic Hunger

How do these Morons Get Teaching Credentials?

At age 25, one would have to be an utter mental midget to want to bang a sixteen year old. Sixteen year olds may have adult sexual organs and a huge sexual appetite, but they are emotionally immature. Only an idiot would want to do something that would create such an incredible mess in their life.
At the age of 18 I had a 16 year old boyfriend. He was as emotionally immature as one might imagine and it didn't last more than a month. Once I was much older than 18, the high school boys started looking like children to me.
At any rate, this woman should be prosecuted for criminal stupidity if nothing else.It's called "jail bait" for a reason!

http://ping.fm/nEr3t I would kill for a pizza with extra cheese right about now!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

She's Not Stupid Because She's Fat--Grow Up!

  
There will be NO SHARPIES in Ms. Woodside's class. But you can expect inane commentary from Smoking Gun readers regarding her physique.
This is my response to a story on The Smoking Gun about a teacher who made a citizen's arrest on a student who was caught with a marker in his possession. Rather than sticking to the point, that being that such an action is ridiculously overblown given the "crime" committed, numerous idiots focused upon the woman's physique--to my dismay, but not at all to my surprise.

While this teacher is obviously an overly dramatic jackwagon looking desperately for some excitement in her life, her size and physical appearance have nothing to do with her attitude. There are some wonderful teachers in this world who are large people and are probably not what mainstream society would consider "attractive." Then again, there are some absolutely deplorable teachers who would be considered attractive and are atrocious human beings who seduce twelve and thirteen year old boys. I would hope that people could keep their assessments of the situation above a junior high level of thinking. This woman's physique has nothing to do with her idiotic behavior in this instance.
Whatever one's size, a sensible person would have simply confiscated the marker and told the young man not to bring one to school again. If he was a repeat offender, he might be sent to the principal's office. The action taken by this teacher was completely over the top and unnecessary.

Check out Bruce Cockburn – Elegy @lastfm http://t.co/Rk8JSew A beautiful piece of music from the talented Mr. Cockburn

Why Twilight is Anti-Feminist


First, read the post by Brittney-Jade Colangelo of Day of the Woman. This is my response to yet another very well-written critique by this young woman.

Right you be! I do agree with one commenter who said that Twilight is fantasy romance, and I would emphasize that it is fantasy romance rather than horror. I like my vampires scary rather than creepy, personally, and I like adult relationships. Would I have been ga-ga over this book when I was fourteen? I don't know. I probably would have liked it better than I do as an adult. When I tried to read it I wasn't able to get through it because of the purple prose that you mentioned. And yes, Bella is very obviously Stephanie's Mary Sue. I don't really have a problem with that as such, but since the whole thing seems like it was written by a fifteen year old rather than someone in their thirties, it's kind of appalling. It seems to me that Steph is still lamenting the guy who didn't take her to prom.
I'm having a bit of fun writing what I would describe as a feminist swords and sorcery trope. Yes, sometimes the heroine gets in trouble and the hero rescues her. But on the flip side, sometimes the hero gets in trouble and the heroine rescues him. Plus, I do try to give my characters personalities, and I am not afraid to use the word "feminist." I tire of the apologists who say "I'm not a feminist but I believe in equal rights for women." If you believe in equal rights for women, you're a feminist. It does not mean man-hater.
You have a very strong voice. Keep writing!

Check out Spirit of the West – The Crawl @lastfm http://t.co/OOFTiRZ A little Celtic style party music

Check out Blue Rodeo – Til I Am Myself Again @lastfm http://t.co/xlG3s9w Similar sound to the Gin Blossoms or Wildflowers

Check out The Grapes of Wrath – Misunderstanding @lastfm http://t.co/2mEEJ4f Pretty, moody melody

Time for Tempest to take her medicine and get ready for work. Meh!

Hardly got any sleep today thanks to my damn dogs that had to bark at anything that moves including the cats they've lived with for years!

I love animals, but seriously, some mornings they really try my patience!

http://ping.fm/9fQCE Don't even think about kidnapping the Swedish straw goat!

http://ping.fm/W5akc plz crosspost ASAP in case theres a chance

http://ping.fm/0kCBf So many at this shelter need rescue or they will be put down. :(

This is very weird, since as far as I know this is my first encountering of the guy! What's the sitch, @mrmilton1?

Huh. I wonder what I did to @mrmilton1. Seemed cool so I thought I'd follow on Twitter but have been blocked.

"And we must avoid attracting the attention of Neacel. While under my father's spell, he is our adversary. I will cast another sleep spell."

"Come now, girls, let us enlist the help of your mother. We haven't a moment to lose." "He probably put a sleep spell on her," said Rhianon.

"We must seal him in Tpyb, the realm of the guardians. He took us by surprise when he and his demon armies destroyed our kingdom long ago."

"We want to force the hand of Oceanus. If Ullv and I are present, he will attack us first. Then together we can weave a spell to trap him."

"Of course he is too powerful for only Ullv and myself to make an effective prison for him. This is where we require the help of Rhianon."

"He cannot be killed, Majesty," Rhianon said grimly. "Even if I could bring myself to do so for the good of all, it is impossible."

"No, but he must be stopped," said Kaylynn. "It is impossible to talk sense to Neacel. He is under the spell of Oceanus." amwriting

"We must enlist the help of Gyda. The sooner the better. And it is better if Oceanus knows not what we are planning." amwriting

"T'is your father, not you, who is the demon. Your past actions have proven you to be trustworthy. But you can protect him no longer."

"You know the true nature of my father, and yet you still trust me?" Rhianon queried. "Of course," replied Kaylynn. amwriting

http://ping.fm/OVKo2 Find my last entry for Princess of Xiumiqa on Typepad

http://ping.fm/XIzZ9 My last entry for Princess of Xiumiqa on Blogger

http://ping.fm/CoG15 7 Years Bad Luck: Sex (I'm A...) Very cool cover of the Berlin song.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Prepare for the onslaught of Romantic Feminist Fantasy Trope! Tonight, A Princess of Xiumiqa resumes! amwriting

http://ping.fm/AYeQc 10 greediest people of 2010

We live in a world of lies, and the most degrading ones are the lies we tell ourselves.

http://ping.fm/quKdx Sex trafficking of teen girls in United States

Monday, December 20, 2010

http://ping.fm/VIyDn and now some dating tips for guys that actually make sense.

http://ping.fm/2MmOT #1 would be act like a pushy stalker who won't hear the word "no."

Aside from nails on a chalk board, the most annoying sound when stricken with a headache is barking dogs! My rude dogs don't care though.

This diet promises I can fit into my skinny dress by this weekend. Even when skinny I didn't own a skinny dress! I'm more of a baggy lady.

Tempest is disconcerted, Dahlings. I had a dreadful headache so I proceeded to the Wal Mart to buy some Aleve. Got home and it's not in bag!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Check out Slash – Gotten (Feat. Adam Levine) @lastfm http://t.co/k2IoLYl

Check out The White Stripes – You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told) @lastfm http://t.co/UEChAGE

Do any of you writer types notice that if you go for a long time without writing you fear beginning again?

Check out Foo Fighters – The Pretender @lastfm http://t.co/aTjxDhk Tempest has known more than a few of these too.

Check out Them Crooked Vultures – Dead End Friends @lastfm http://t.co/zErB2r6 Sadly, Tempest has had more than a few of these in her time.

http://ping.fm/0bRGa for people who like rabbits and wear shirts

Saturday, December 18, 2010

http://ping.fm/H8Vag Farewell Daria, our dear bunny

http://ping.fm/ASv9F Tempest wishes in vain for a little truth in advertising.

Going to have to start looking for meatless things that taste like chicken. @petrasteele is pushing all her friends to be vegetarian.

Oooh, that last bite of leftover chicken kung pao had a piece of one of those red chilis. Ouch!

RT @cracked The real-life Christopher Robin did not grow up to be a well-adjusted man: http://bit.ly/hD1VKs

RT @cracked Why Santa Claus Gets Screwed Every Year: http://bit.ly/fCr1YL

Happy birthday @cowboytroy Much love and thanks for the joy and fun you bring to the world!

http://ping.fm/LGaga For those of us mourning the loss of a loved one this holiday

http://ping.fm/AaSvy Don't worry, it's not a real crocodile.

http://ping.fm/RAsFS 7 Pieces of Furniture Designed by Satan on Super Acid

RT @revrunwisdom Don't let ur mind BULLY ur body into believin it must carry all the garbage & stress its conjured up

Tempest is thinking about her New Year's Resolutions, Dahlings. Such as getting back to writing A Princess of Xiumiqa. writing

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

LOL @georgelopez George Lopez Travelers Gone Wild

http://ping.fm/DieFD groomer kills dog

http://ping.fm/PfQLX CNN gives platform to anti-gay rhetoric

I'm thinking that dinner tonight may be a Five Dollar Foot Long. Son won't be home tonight & I don't feel like cooking for just myself.

http://ping.fm/uagXx I'm sorry to say but Axl really is a bit of a nit.

http://ping.fm/Aqhp0 RIP Ingrid Pitt--a favorite

http://ping.fm/DamsG Spread the word to help Aurora (kitty) and her young son.

Well, time to get going. Long day ahead, and it's c-c-c-coooollld out there!

http://ping.fm/CrLDt Will Axe Man be baring all on the nude beach in Norway?

Nude Beach in Norway: Will Axe Man Be taking it All Off?

Axe Man doesn't mind baring it all, no matter what the weather!
Norway! River music  nude beach  private isle  by @ @ @

Tempest found this advert on Twitter, Dahlings, and thought that perhaps a nice Norwegian vacation would be just the thing for the winter doldrums. Then she recalled that Norway is colder than a well-digger's ass, but probably not colder than Axe Man's ass. Death Cheese will be playing the Black Death Days festival in Axe Man's home town of Plaugen, Norway. Tempest decided to forego taking it all off on the nude beach, however, as last time she was so foolish she not only froze her nether regions but was mistaken for a beached whale and thrown back in the ocean!

CROSS POSTED TO RATTLING BONES UNDEAD MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

Another long day chasing my tail ahead. Wait--am I turning into a cat?

http://ping.fm/COujL Shame on the Salvation Army's anti GLBT stance.

http://ping.fm/mqIZQ Thanks to the Cats of the Netherworld Hotel

http://ping.fm/Wm4hb When a one-time friend shows their true colors, and it isn't pretty.

True Colors

Something has bothered me for a long time--almost two months, to be exact. The issue is the abrupt end of an almost five years cumulative cyber friendship. The individual in question abruptly cut off communications with myself and all close associates after being quite rude to another friend. When dismay was expressed over this action but countered by a wish to support this individual, who was obviously very angry about something, said individual's response was to not only state a justification for their actions but to cut off communications.
Although very saddened by this action on part of this one time friend, I made a different decision than I ever had in the past. Rather than blaming and beating myself up both literally and figuratively, I did not cut or hit myself even once. Instead I came to the realization that no relationship is worth keeping if the other party treats one with disdain. 
That this individual chose to take out their anger and unhappiness on a longtime associate displays something truly disturbing about their mindset. While if approached correctly I would certainly forgive them due to the long previous association, I would never forget and I would never fully trust them again knowing that they had this dark aspect to their psyche. 
A person who takes out their anger on others and does not see fit to make amends for their actions is not a worthy friend. Therefore although the loss is unpleasant, so are the true colors of this one-time friend's soul, at least as they have been displayed to me.

Path of the Soul Card Reading

Tempest received her Path of the Soul Card Reading from Mystic Xenia, Dahlings. You can see it below. If you would like one, scroll down to the bottom of this blog! Good fortune be yours, Love!

THE SITUATION

ASCENSION
Your energetic field is in a state of change and expansion.  You have begun to vibrate at higher levels as your consciousness moves more in alignment with your Higher Self.  You are one of the fore runners working towards Ascension to raise the consciousness of the planet. The changes you are experiencing are not always comfortable, but they are necessary for your continued growth.  The true beauty of your soul is beginning to show and it has a positive and uplifting effect on others.

ACTIONS TO TAKE
THIRD EYE
The third eye rules psychic abilities and clairvoyance.  Although every human is born with the ability to see beyond the known, it does not mean they always access it.  Your intuitive gifts and abilities are very  strong.   When this card appears, it is because you are ready to move to the next level in the development of your inner seeing.  Intuitive development is important for your growth at this time.  Expanding your gifts not only benefits you, but also aids those who need the guidance and support you can provide from Source.

FINAL OUTCOME
THE DOVES
The Doves represent the cycling from the old to the new.  It is important to remember that you are not alone during these times in your spiritual journey.  The Doves are here to remind you to allow the peace and love to nurture you through this time of change.  You will receive the energy and strength to do what needs to be done.  You are fully supported.  Know that is OK to ask for the support you need.  This cycle will end soon and you will experience the full bounty and beauty of this wonderful growth.

http://ping.fm/EdKJR Our blog would love some FRIENDLY commenters.

Silk Nog is the best, Dahlings! I wish they had it year round!

http://ping.fm/kDJLd Acupuncture for pets? (thx @tinytimmyspeaks)

http://ping.fm/wlOZc Gender stereotypes sadly alive and well in the 21st Century.

You Go, Little Star Wars Girl!

It galls me that in the twenty-first century crap like this still happens. Little six year old Katie is being bullied by proto-chauvinist classmates because she loves Star Wars. The boys tell her that Star Wars isn't for girls. This was my message for Katie. Follow this link if you'd like to leave her a positive message too!

I was always bullied for not adhering to gender roles. I hate, hate, hate the term Tomboy, for instance. My name isn't Tom and I'm not a boy. I was an active girl who enjoyed sports even if she was bad at them. 
I was one of the first Star Wars fans--my brother and I saw it as soon as it came out! We waited in line for 3 hours. I was always bullied for my love of science fiction. I was not a "girly girl" at all. 
I did love Barbies (obvious from my avatar, I suppose) but I also loved playing with Tonka trucks.
Bullies are small-minded, miserable people who make themselves big by making others feel small. 
Keep being you!

Son and I were at the DMV for 5 hours today! Could have flown to New York in that amount of time! My sciatica is screaming bloody murder!

http://ping.fm/SCwTy Is suicide "selfish?"

Is Suicide "Selfish?"

I don't wish to create controversy on a friend's blog, and she is not the one that used the word "selfish" in regards to suicide anyway, it was a commenter who did so. So I am not going to leave a link to the blog. However, I did wish to share my thoughts on the matter.

I lost a cousin, a friend, and someone who was very special in almost a romantic way. My brother lost one of his friends. I've dealt with suicide ideation on and off throughout my life.
For those who think of suicide as "selfishness," I believe this is an erroneous idea. The pain that the person is suffering at the moment they make such a decision is indescribable. It is not for the rest of us to call them selfish. It is an erroneous decision--in most cases. But error and selfishness are two different things. 
My cousin was not a selfish person. She lived with medication resistant depression for her entire life. She was unable to endure it any more.
Of the three young men I mentioned above who committed suicide--my friend, my brother's friend, and the special fellow I mentioned--all of them suffered from clinical depression and other issues. 
Do I wish they hadn't done it? Yes. But it is erroneous to adjudge them "selfish."

Monday, November 22, 2010

http://ping.fm/YBauv Thoughts and good wishes for Pam of Pam's House Blend.

Get Well, Pam!

Pam Spaulding, the gutsy webmistress over at Pam's House Blend, a pro-GLBT equality blog, has had surgery for her fibroids. Although I am a straight, natal female, Pam's is a favorite stop. I am a full believer in equality and an end of prejudice towards gay/bisexual and transgendered people. I don't even understand why a there is a question whether or not homosexuals have a right to marry the person they love. I would not care if the person in the stall next to me in the ladies' room was born male but had surgery to transition to female because they had always felt as if they were in the wrong body. I have real issues that concern me. Anyone who is getting bent out of shape about Adam and Steve or Eve and Lilith marrying, or whether Susan, who is in the womens' changing room with them was born Solomon (or Solomon was born Susan) really needs to take a look at their motives. Why would such a thing even begin to concern you?
Pam and I do have something in common. We're both female, obviously. We both suffer from reproductive system issues. I'm not sure if I have fibriods because I haven't been to a gynecologist in more than 20 years. I do know that I have endometriosis. I have always had very heavy periods, which is attributable in part to hypothyroidism. Currently I have had my period for going on three weeks. I attribute this to being peri-menopausal, but if it goes on for much longer I suppose I'll be forced to go to the doctor--something that I don't have the time or money for.
Pam and I also both have fibromyalgia. Mine is fairly mild, but if I get overly tired it feels like I've been run over by a truck. The tiredness leads to more tiredness and to depression. A misunderstood disease, there are still those who believe that its "not a real problem." Believe it or not, some still think that bipolar disorder isn't a real disease either. I would invite them to walk a mile in our shoes and then judge.
One day, thanks to people like Pam, more and more people will become educated about the fact that PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE! It doesn't matter what their sexual orientation or whether they remain the gender that they were born. And mental illness, while a real concern, does not make a person any less deserving of love and respect. Let's treat each other with compassion. It is the one gift that we all can--and should--give to each other.

http://ping.fm/WEC3w Get well, Pam!

http://ping.fm/8RIlH My writing sister Opal kicks tush! If you are doing Nanowrimo its not to late to be her buddy!

Is it just me or is the 1992 "Bram Stoker's Dracula" far more cheesy than I remember it being? Truly--what was up with Dracula's hair?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Good night/morning all. Must dash!

http://ping.fm/PWaaK Great garage rock--and I mean that as a compliment! Love this!

Trying my darndest to resist having a big early A.M. snack. Working nights is partially to blame for my being so "fluffy." I do get hungry!

I hate you, Ping.

Need to go do my walking rounds. Feels more like my sleepwalking rounds tonight! I'm so tired!

Sometimes I think the "Ping" system is like a defective Star Trek transporter. It sends the words to an uncertain fate in cyberspace.

NaNoWriMo people, my "writing sister" Opal Zushaquon would like writing buddies. Look her up on NaNoWriMo: opalzushaquon. <3! Write on Opal!

http://ping.fm/0NPoE Animal Lifeline U.K.

http://ping.fm/ZS98u?note_id=455960957548&id=1137191889 This is so wrong and sad. :`-(

http://ping.fm/uefEN Winner of the Little Miss Netherworld Harvest Pageant!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The New Adventures of PANSI And Friends: Anna the Gargoyle http://ping.fm/8T1lF

Dumb as a Blog: Paparazzi push shark too far on truTV.com http://ping.fm/NGu7k

Dumb as a Blog: The penis photo prowler on truTV.com http://ping.fm/Kyl1O

Dumb as a Blog: Giant man-baby Kanye West cancels performance on Today Show on truTV.com http://ping.fm/WHZ4d

Darn cat! He was in such a cute pose, playing with his tail. And just as I got the camera ready to snap the picture he turned his back!

Writers may want to follow @shortzmag on Twitter.

Tempest went away from Blogger and was not missed. But she has 48 friend requests on Facebook. Is this a balance of the scales?

Monday, October 25, 2010

That was good spumoni--not too heavy on the licorice flavor. Why am I eating spumoni at 5 AM? Am still at work and it was there!

http://ping.fm/EqFBV MSG & McDonalds

http://ping.fm/fFMuT Wean from processed foods

http://ping.fm/3vYPF It will stick with you!

"Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock..."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground."
~Unknown

The Weather Is A Dick [VIDEO] http://ping.fm/tRQEh

Man On Abbey Road Cover Doesn't Like The Beatles [PIC] http://ping.fm/Rj6hy

The world's most hated person, alive or otherwise.

Michael-In-Norfolk - - Coming Out In Mid Life: LGBT Suicides: Aiyisha Hassan, Age 20 http://ping.fm/V8ozP

Trolls May Have a Disordered Personality || kuro5hin.org http://ping.fm/OQ20e

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Animal Anarchy: Adopting your Way Out of Killing http://ping.fm/36f9K

I am dedicating my status to National Feral Cat Day.

Young cats are cute, but the older I get the more I appreciate the more sedate nature of the senior animals.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Trying to teach my rescue kitty not to nip me. I know she's just being a cat, but sometimes it hurts!

Tempest finds the "kids hate vegetables" stereotype lame. As a child I liked certain vegetables and disliked others--just like I do now.

Girl Talk: I Googled My Crush And Found Out The Worst | The Frisky http://ping.fm/Mu3HS

Dumb as a Blog: Just for stupid kicks: 14 Naked movie posters on truTV.com http://ping.fm/oisl1

Dumb as a Blog: Museum 'burglar' dumb as a box of rocks on truTV.com http://ping.fm/jhbZi

Dumb as a Blog: 'S' is for shoplifting on truTV.com http://ping.fm/ZR5Gp

Torrid Tempest: How Can People Be So Heartless? http://ping.fm/YXwuD

Dear Facebook Sidebar: I would sooner perform surgery on myself with no anesthetic than "join Sharron Angle."

The first day this week that I haven't wakened feeling completely heartbroken, though there are still many difficulties.

How Can People Be So Heartless?

This is how I've felt for most of the week. I am grateful for the kindness of a very few decent people. I am still saddened by the animosity displayed towards me from a person for whom I've felt a mutual respect and, I thought, something of a friendship, for a number of years. Yet I cannot allow one person's bitterness to destroy me. It is dismaying to discover that someone for whom you have respect turns out to be someone who makes themselves feel bigger by making others feel small.
Yet this is only my own unhappy discovery. Indeed, many suffer. Most people really do not seem to care about the suffering of their fellow human or creature. There are too many suffering for any one of us to help. Yet if we all helped one another, would not that suffering be made smaller?
The least we can do is try not to make things worse for each other. Does it really help to hurt a cat, kick a dog, beat up someone weaker than yourself? Does it even help to throw verbal barbs at someone who is fat, gay, mentally ill, mentally retarded, transgendered, or otherwise different? Do you really feel good when you realize how much you hurt that person or creature? If so, why? What is missing in you that this sort of behavior makes you feel bigger? Has your heart truly shrunk to such a size that the only thing that can inflate your ego is to demean other people and beings?
Most of us are struggling. Would it not make us feel better to pull our fellows from the raging stream and prevent them from being dragged under than to hurl stones at them?
I have very little faith in humanity to do the right thing as a whole. Yet sometimes there are people who shine as bright lights in the darkness.
A thanks to those people. You are rare and beautiful.
A wish for bright blessings upon you from your battered and bruised but still kicking chum,
Tempest Nightingale LeTrope
A curmudgeon by experience attempting not to be a misanthrope to those downtrodden who don't deserve it
(The Kardashians and the Hiltons and their ostentatious ilk are fair game)


http://ping.fm/FR22e Animal Anarchy a mostly fun but sometimes serious blog that I participate in.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Shame on you, Scotty Schwartz: 19 child actors who went on to successful, respectable careers | Film | Inventory | The A.V. Club http://ping.fm/hQUsK

Dumb as a Blog: Snooki Monster: so funny it's scary on truTV.com http://ping.fm/xlYFY

Dumb as a Blog: Man's best friend returns from the dead on truTV.com http://ping.fm/TFCWS

Trying to convince self that misfortune and a longtime acquaintance turning against me does not make me a bad person deserving of ill.

How To Deal With A Control Freak | Psychology Today http://ping.fm/XLQ7l

Animal Anarchy: Roger Moore: No foie gras http://ping.fm/iDwfI

Roger Moore: No foie gras http://ping.fm/Cf8my

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rattling Bones Undead Musician Magazine: Who Will win Quinn 9: Meekmok Madness on Sammy Hagar's Birthday http://ping.fm/QOXpM

6 Things From History Everyone Pictures Incorrectly | Cracked.com http://ping.fm/MNv9M

9 Beloved Characters Made Horrifying by Japan | Cracked.com http://ping.fm/SbkNM

The world is such a harsh and painful place. Would it kill us to be a little bit kind to each other?

October 13, 2010 : Savage Love | The A.V. Club http://ping.fm/ug4US

I have grown older and you have grown colder and nothing is very much fun any more.

Most days it just doesn't even seem worth it to wake up.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Woke up feeling blue as blue could be. 'Tis a gray day and I can take advantage of the cool weather and go for a bit of a walk to begin.

Our actions do matter. We can make or break a person's spirit depending on whether we give an encouraging or discouraging word.

Goodness--I may actually have to wear a jacket when I go out tomorrow!

Shakespeare Meme

Ophelia

From Hamlet. You are lonely and depressed. You believe in love, but your experience has taught you that love is bittersweet. You want to be happy but things don't always work out in your favor. Keep trynig, though - and stay away from lakes for a while...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Michael-In-Norfolk - - Coming Out In Mid Life: Granting Permission to Hate http://ping.fm/JWW54

Cooking for Your Doomed Relationship | Cracked.com http://ping.fm/1hbBY

Goodness but the Internet is slow this afternoon!

Celebrity Weight Loss: Big Whoop

I cannot be the only person who thinks that these people didn't look bad in their "before" photos. We as a society need to stop making such a big deal of size and focus on the soul beneath the skin.

Torrid Tempest: Plastic Surgery Sometimes Isn't Pretty http://ping.fm/oWhAI

Plastic Surgery Sometimes Isn't Pretty


 Here are some photos of celebrities whose faces have been destroyed by plastic surgery. They don't even look human any more.

It's a shame that people feel the need to do this to themselves. I have had minor plastic surgery, such as liposuction to remove a double chin (back when I was fortunate enough to only weigh 150 pounds) and caps on badly damaged teeth. I will never have botox and I have stopped dyeing my hair since it is now almost completely gray. We need to stop seeing aging as a bad thing. We may not obliterate people once they hit 30 such as was the premise of Logan's Run, but we do push the idea that anyone over a certain age is no longer valuable. It needs to stop!

A mature and still handsome Michael York, who allowed his face to age naturally rather than trying (and failing) to still look 25 via plastic surgery
A mature and lovely Jenny Agutter (left) with a friend
Farrah Fawcett also allowed herself to age naturally. Even when she became ill, her natural beauty shone through.

Life does not end at 30. Nor does beauty. We need to become a more mature society and learn to see the beauty in all of life's NATURAL phases!


BBC News - UK aid worker may have been killed by rescuers' grenade http://ping.fm/k8hg7

BBC News - Coping with a child with Asperger's http://ping.fm/vf3l1

Good morning, Dahlings. Long time no post.

Friday, August 6, 2010

I hate it when I start wishing I could talk to someone that I used to be friends with, but there was a falling out that can't be undone.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I owe, I owe, so off to work I go...again...

Cats are terrible minions. I can't even get them to make me dinner!

To eat crow or let sleeping dogs lie--that is the question.

Why do cats feel the need to stick their hindquarters in the Hoomin's face? Do they imagine that we too greet our friends by sniffing booty?

Torrid Tempest: Is Bipolar Disorder Overdiagnosed? http://ping.fm/JlBZ3

Is Bipolar Disorder Overdiagnosed?

This was a response for a question posed by the folks at The Comfort Compass.

"What do you think about this? Do you think there could be an over-diagnosis/mis-diagnosis of bipolar disorder or do you believe that this percentage is so high for those with bipolar disorder because individuals with bipolar disorder are more apt to seek help than anyone else with another diagnosis?"

I speak as a person with bipolar disorder. I do think there is a tendency for lawyers to use it as an excuse for bad behavior, as in, do you notice how nearly every one of these women who gets caught banging their underage students is "bipolar?" This actually makes me angry because I would never behave in such a reprehensible fashion. I think it makes those of us who struggle to make a decent life in spite of this disease have to fight all the harder to be taken seriously.
That being said, I believe in the general population, bipolar disorder is actually underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed as something else. Particularly, type II, which is what I have. I was misdiagnosed until the tender age of 38 as having "depression/anxiety" when what was really happening was I would have horrific depressions then cycle into hypomania and believe I was "recovered," only to spiral down into depression again.

Rending the Veil: Cousin Rosie's Poem + Cthulhu! http://ping.fm/tqdt7

Dearest microbiology instructor: if you wished the research paper turned in 2 wks before deadline, why not make the deadline 2 wks before???

I don't wanna love you, but I do

Listenin' to some good ole fashion cry in yer beer tunes.

I fear that my B vitamin supplement has a tendency to upset my stomach. Does anyone know of a "buffered" B vitamin supplement?

Procrastinating on writing letter to my supervisor. The truth is, I really don't want to change departments. I just don't see any other way.

I hate you, Ping. There. It's out.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Free Kittuns - an Essay by Jim Willis - from Pieces of my Heart http://ping.fm/essjt

The magnetic storm, the lightning storm, or both, knocked out my internet service. I'm back--and odder than ever!

I know love stinks, but friendship? Well, suffice it to say I am tired of being friends with users. Time for some emotional house cleaning!

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. It has been said before but bears repeating.

Torrid Tempest: Letting It All Hang Out http://ping.fm/Ei3f8

Letting It All Hang Out

Sorry to whine. I'm having rather a lonely day. I have no actual friends and I need one so much. I just feel so very alone. I keep myself hidden behind a facade, but eventually the pain pushes my true, horrible, reject self to the surface. I will regret speaking of it, I always do. But at the moment, I must speak.
All of my foul, accursed life I have had psychic experiences. Even as a young child I dreamed of other lives--horrible lives. Lives wherein there were bodies lying about, bloated, with flies crawling out of them. I have always hated flies. I hate insects. There is no logical reason for this except that I dreamed of them when I was very small. I saw the ghosts of the little animals who died when I was a child. I communed with them. I could feel the pain of living things including other people. Foul human race, so devoid of compassion! I could also feel the hate and apathy of the majority of people. They think themselves so much superior to others, especially to those like me who feel even though sometimes I just don't want to feel or know or see any more. I just want it to all go away.
As I grew older I realized that this ability extended to the ability of feeling the emotions of those who no longer have a body. I would talk to these spirits. I thought that I would find a community of understanding souls among other mediums. But it was not to be. Even other psychics tend to belittle the experiences I have had. I have been told by some that it is not the true soul that I am accessing, but only the shell.  I have been told by others that I am contacting demons and need to take steps to rid myself of them. I sense emotions through pictures, which is usually how I make the first contact. Most of these spirits wish nothing of me. They only wish to say hello and acknowledge that yes, I have contacted them. But my doubts have made it so I have not even the ability to do that any more. I never had living people care about me much. Now I do not have even the spirits. This is what I get for reaching out to others!
Those among the rational set claim that these experiences are only an extension of my mental condition. Yes, I have a mood disorder, but my ability to sense the emotions of others (including the departed) is outside of that. Not everyone with a mental illness is psychotic. I just get so tired of being told that I'm wrong about everything.
I should like to go and be among the ghosts. They seem to be the only ones that ever understood at all. 
I hurt, really, really badly. I do not want to be told I'm wrong for hurting. I do not want to be told I'm wrong for feeling. I do not want to be yelled at and belittled for not trusting, for fearing that I am being fucked over yet one more time, as it has happened so often. Has nobody any compassion? Can nobody extend a hand of friendship to one who is very different, yet is the same in the sense that they only wish a friend who could understand and not belittle them.
I am so very sorry for what I am. Sorry I was born into the wrong world. Sorry I exist at all. I am sorry that I hurt and that I feel and that I sense what I sense and experience what I experience. I am sorry that I am not really a Barbie doll. I am sorry that my experiences don't jibe with what is generally taught regarding parapsychology. Fuck all, I'm just plain sorry. About every bit of it. About everything.
I suppose it is my fate to go through life friendless. I keep telling myself I best just get used to it. But somehow I never do.

Tempest Opens Up


I feel the need for a moment of true confessions so perhaps anyone who cares can understand a little bit about the real person behind this persona I have created. I am an extremely defensive person, although I was not physically abused by my parents. I was psychologically belittled, although they didn't intend to be cruel. My father was a very OCD college professor (he's still alive but he's confined to a wheel chair after having suffered a major stroke) and nothing I did was ever good enough to please him. My mother has a degree of borderline personality disorder (I do too, learned it from the best) and would fly off the handle and belittle everything I tried to do. I ended up feeling like I was not worthy to say no even if I didn't want something and I got used  throughout my life by predatory people. It is very hard for me to open up to people and I tend to defend myself against what others would just ignore.

Why Cats Purr http://ping.fm/2MM1x

Dumb Raccoon criminal! http://ping.fm/KR8Iy

Dear me--I really don't want to have to go over to the place of employment on a day that I don't have to work. But things necessitate it.

Ping is utterly annoying. It is supposed to log out when the computer has been turned off. I've been blurbing to the wrong account! Oops.

Friday, July 23, 2010

http://ping.fm/vc1oa People with Marfan syndrome

http://ping.fm/1CUCq Fun with Genetic Mutations: Marfan Syndrome

Thursday, July 22, 2010

What is this with sleep evading my household today? I just want a freaking nap before work! I'm so exhausted, yet can't sleep a wink.

Feeling very proud of my son, who will be going for his EMT certification this fall!

Wishing that Panda Express included hot mustard with their crab cheese won tons.

Heart Arrhythmias -- Premature Ventricular Complexes -- PVCs http://ping.fm/iKtfv

Heart palpitations - Heart Disease - MedHelp http://ping.fm/IfNUl

Inability to Connect http://ping.fm/FuTC4

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics: Great News From Washington, DC http://ping.fm/l3mZa

"Enjoy the go?" Seriously, Charmin? Well, I suppose it's better to "enjoy the go" than to "strain for a go" or have the splats.

Livin' La Vida Celibate


There are many reasons why a person would choose celibacy. I was married for 11 years, the last 5 of which were pure hell. I got into a lot of abusive relationships. I have borderline personality disorder and do not choose healthy people. If I were younger I might go into counseling to change this but the facts are, I have been celibate for 12 years and I actually do not want another relationship again. I dislike casual sex, so I don't go for sex outside a relationship. What I really hate is when people act like I'm doing something bad or wrong by choosing to be celibate. They don't know what it's like to live inside my mind and heart. I don't tell them not to have sex!

Chaos magic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://ping.fm/91gaC

friends help: Why does nothing ever work out for me? - Help.com http://ping.fm/bueaa

Wing of Madness Depression Guide: Worst Things to Say to Someone Who's Depressed http://ping.fm/wpl3H

Wing of Madness Depression Guide: What does depression feel like? http://ping.fm/DswVT

JournalStone Publishing | JournalStone http://ping.fm/TicW8

Ralan's Webstravaganza http://www.ralan.com/

DarkMarkets.com http://darkmarkets.com/

Nudity Bad Gore Good http://ping.fm/yQIcv

Say what you will about the sometimes lame scripts, Roland Emmerich's movies are a fun escape from reality. The king of disaster porn!

Have but one more horrible lab report to do for my microbiology class. I don't mind answering the lab questions but hate writing the report.

I had a really awful day yesterday, Dahlings. Surely today must be better. Ever notice how awful days are terribly exhausting to endure?

The 2007 Companion Animal Symposium: Changes on the Horizon for Animals in China | Humane Society International http://ping.fm/E7fqr

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Animal Anarchy: Important Petition: Is Graphic Gore Necessary to Make Point http://ping.fm/hiznT

Balinese Cat Breed - Cat Information & Pictures http://ping.fm/R4jSJ

GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H.R. 5566: Prevention of Interstate Commerce in Animal Crush Videos Act... http://ping.fm/559WK

Kitten survived Spider Bite http://ping.fm/1JhE5

Now that the swamp cooler is finally working, maybe old Tempest can get some shut eye at last!

Animal lovers advertise here for cheap! http://ping.fm/w4rfq

Certain of these chain letter spam posts have led me to believe that annoying people is the quickest way to making your wishes come true.

Thank all that's holy the swamp cooler is finally kicking in. Old Tempest was starting to feel dizzy and get funky heart beats.

Stupid weather report lied. It was supposed to be cool & rainy today & its roasting! Wish the stupid swamp cooler would ramp up already!

Pass 5566! http://ping.fm/JQHjZ

WARNING! Pass this on. http://ping.fm/eU3J6

Animal abuser registry http://ping.fm/jsLeG

Dr. Fraud's Controversial Therapy

What I saw when I walked into Dr. Fraud's office

Dahlings, I know that Dr. Fraud claims to be the father of Brainular Knowledge, but I am shocked by this new therapy of his! When I walked into his office for my psychotherapy appointment yesterday, he was not quite done with his previous session and I interrupted him. I certainly wish I had never seen that appalling sight! I hope he doesn't think that I will agree to such treatment, because I would sooner get genetic counseling from Dr. Schitz than allow Dr. Fraud to slap my buttocks for an hour!

Changes

This was my response to a post on the Spirit Companion blog about change.

Unlike last year the changes this year seem mostly good though stressful in some ways. My ex husband is finally gone for good. He isn't a horrible person but he is a very negative person. With him gone I've been able to start really going through stuff and trying to clean up so I can sell the house but it will be a long road. My son is feeling better, was able to get off all the antidepressant medications, is doing yoga, and is involved in getting various certifications. I will hopefully finally graduate from this long, onerous nursing program that I've been in forever. And hopefully there will be a move next year.
Change scares me even when it's good. I've always been taught to fear it. I'm trying to learn to go with the flow.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

http://ping.fm/Ek7S0 I was looking for a dream catcher and wanted it to be made by Indians

http://www.kvnf.org KVNF the independent radio station from the North Fork Valley in Western Colorado

http://ping.fm/Z8ZxJ Refuting the "high fructose corn syrup is okay" advertisement.

http://ping.fm/FvQIj High Fructose Corn Syrup and obesity

http://www.msgmyth.com The MSG Myth
http://ping.fm/Qgp0u Truth in Labeling

http://ping.fm/KLcsJ Avoiding foods with MSG

http://ping.fm/IA14l MSG in cancer and heart disease

http://ping.fm/zk06F MSG: Your Brain's Biggest Enemy

http://ping.fm/FDAZq MSG: the killer food additive

http://ping.fm/R6e73 Excitotoxins: the taste that kills

http://ping.fm/ryNX7 Ban aspartame/MSG from FDA safelist

http://ping.fm/JuNCB Happy birthday Lafayette!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

About to take my Microbiology midterm. Nobody better call me during this time!

The muffins they make at Big Daddy's Bagels are DELICIOUS! The day-olds are only 75 cents. And I wonder why I need to lose a pound or 50.

The mustard sauce on this pork is good but now that the pork is gone I've just got mustard rice. A little overpowering!

Looks like a good night for tomato soup and grilled cheese.

Self-management of Fatal Familial Insomnia. Part 2: Case Report http://ping.fm/uVpJj

First do quiz for online class. Then participate in discussion. THEN play with cyber aquarium!

Good morning, Dahlings!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Torrid Tempest: Sheriff Joe http://ping.fm/LYwJH

Sheriff Joe

I don't know if you'll be able to read my Facebook friend Blackie's note if you're not a member of Facebook, but he is discussing the tented prison camp run by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa County, Arizona. These prisoners don't need a gym, because they're doing hard time. Here is my comment:

My father often said that if they brought back hard labor in prison, fewer people would end up back in prison. I find myself agreeing.
"Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for parole, only to go out and commit more crimes so they can come back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things many taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves."
Exactly! It enraged me when I found out the kinds of meals that OJ Simpson was complaining about having to eat in prison. Lasagna? I would have loved to have lasagna! At the time all I was able to afford was spaghetti and a bottle of Ragu and some potatoes. This had to last an entire week.

Hating life as a failure living on the fringes. Today I wish I were rich, beautiful, and loved rather than broke, ugly, and misunderstood.

Sometimes working for humane treatment of animals is terribly depressing. One learns of all the horrific maltreatment of animals. Ppl suck.

While I'm complaining, may I say that I hate swallowing big horse pills. My mineral supplement comes in a horse pill.

Tempest's hints for happy living #2: Do avoid being bipolar, having borderline personality disorder, or having OCD. They are a real downer!

Tempest's hints for happy living: Don't allow your freeloading friend or relative to stay for so long they accumulate junk to leave you.

Tempest's hints for preparing for a big move. #1: don't accumulate a lot of junk over the years! Having tons of stuff to go thru is misery.

Sometimes all the mood regulating pills in the world aren't going to help. Sometimes one really does just feel overwhelmed and unhappy.

My bootstraps have stopped working. I am very depressed and overwhelmed at the moment.

Torrid Tempest: Middle Finger At the Ready http://ping.fm/Bkx5u

League of Extraordinary Paranormal/Horror Women: Reaching Out to Spirits on Investigations: Leave Vincent Price at Home http://ping.fm/lcaoO

Why do some people get everything handed to them while others struggle constantly only to always come up empty?

Animal Anarchy: Shopt Till I Dropt http://ping.fm/mNDgh

Middle Finger At the Ready


Dahlings, Tempest is not normally the sort to utilize obscene gestures or foul language. But there are instances that lead even a proper lady such as myself to make an exception. In this particular instance, the "social network" Facebook informed me that I was adding friends too quickly and that if I continued to commit this social atrocity, they would delete my profile.

Dear facebook, kiss my ample patootie. As I said to one of the lovely folks at the Put an End to Animal Crush Videos group when they pointed out that there are plenty of crush-related pages on your platform:

This surprises me not at all. Facebook allows the worst of trash, such as a picture of an actual suicide, but they banned one of my friends for having a slightly risque photo of herself holding cupcakes with cherries on top in front of her (clothed) breasts. They gave me a warning that they would ban me for adding friends too quickly! But if I had some horrific photo on my page? No problem, as long as no-one is naked, I guess!
 
The widely distributed suicide photo shows the desperate final act of the Swedish heavy metal vocalist Per Yngve Ohlin. Not only is there no respect for this person himself when people display this dreadful photograph  but there is complete disregard for the feelings of his surviving family members. I read somewhere that one of his brothers asked some dirtbag webmaster to please remove the offending photo and the webmaster refused to do so. Which, in my view, makes them the lowest quality of scum. 

Among the other types of music I enjoy I do like the extreme metal genres (although I can't say I would at this moment because I have an extremely bad headache that is not being relieved by anything)  but I do not join most of the Facebook fan groups because the idiot fans seem to believe that this photograph is perhaps no different from a Cannibal Corpse album cover. 

Yet I have ventured from my original point, which is that Facebook is dreadfully hypocritical and has skewed priorities. Photographs depicting the murder of helpless animals and the suicide of a troubled person? La de da! People having a lark holding cherry-topped cupcakes in front of their breasts? Horrifying! And people making connections with others? We'll not be having that! 

There are some things that I enjoy about Facebook. Hypocritical policies such as these do not make the list.
The point I strayed

Too much going on now. Will be nice when some of it resolves.

I've a terrible headache, only on the left side of my head. It's probably coming from my neck. I do wish I could afford a massage!

The Humane Society Legislative Fund | Pombo Vote History http://ping.fm/8faPa

SHUT DOWN CONKLIN DAIRY FARMS AND ARREST AND CHARGE GARY CONKLIN AND HIS CREW WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY!!! | Change.org http://ping.fm/xOXJD

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics: Purrfect Capitol Hill Companions http://ping.fm/6gD9X

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics: Fighting to Crush Cruel Videos http://ping.fm/dVXaM

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

ask senators: stop crush videos http://ping.fm/HrDuB

Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics: Fighting to Crush Cruel Videos http://ping.fm/MJk3F

http://bit.ly/cXdtUx North American Bear Rescue

Freekibble http://ping.fm/s0sTb

FL Shelter Receives Visit from TV News Crew, Kills Puppy « YesBiscuit! http://ping.fm/YGp7U

Take pity upon me, dear friends. I must waste 2 hours of my afternoon at a deathly boring, soul-eating meeting on my day off. Ugh!

http://ping.fm/LWgZK These guys are actually quite talented.

Chipper / The Little Encourager http://ping.fm/sSkxV

The Zoo game looks cute and I would probably play if I had time. But why does everyone abandon their helpless newborn baby animals?

http://ping.fm/7eyjW A vote for Lafayette is a vote for cuteness!

http://ping.fm/lwS3W The product is funny but the comments really clinch it.

Silly Places for a Sexual Encounter


This was my response to this week's Terrible Poster Tuesday winner.

I don't like to nitpick, except when the door has been opened to nitpicking. Aren't piranhas fresh water fish? Wouldn't they die an agonizing death in the ocean? And as to sex, wouldn't that rubber raft collapse if one attempted to have sexual relations on it? I've heard of, and might consider sex on the beach, but not sex on a rubber raft in the middle of the ocean. That is an activity which is destined for failure.
This ridiculous poster may fit the movie quite well, actually, as the premise is rather silly.

League of Extraordinary Paranormal/Horror Women: Law of Abundance brought to you via an unlikely source. http://ping.fm/x4DaS

The Homosexual Agenda Revealed! Conservative Christians discover what radical homosexual activists are up to! Ex-gay Ministry: BASH Baptists Are Saving Homosexuals! Christians Proudly Hating Through Tbe Anointing of Jesus http://ping.fm/OTErX

Coven (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://ping.fm/vWwuN(band)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Bigoted Wanker Award Goes To...Bradlee Dean http://ping.fm/maau9

Michael-In-Norfolk - - Coming Out In Mid Life: Add Hawaii to the List Of States Where We Won't Spend Our Money http://ping.fm/nPmVH

http://ping.fm/Jhy16 Must think zombies. Must write about zombies.

Cleaning up mess recently departed (not deceased but one can always dream!) housemate left behind. I cannot even begin to impart the horror.

Ronald Reagan is undead and he's in my sidebar on Facebook. He wants to be the first Zombie President.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Animal Anarchy: Lafayette In A Bag http://ping.fm/G43Iy

Burnout is setting in. Got a 76% on my most recent test for my online class. Oh well--it's still a C.

URGENT! Save Sakineh Mohammadi from being Stoned to Death in Iran Petition http://ping.fm/uLxJt

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I listen to different music. Learned: never listen to Horrorcore hip hop before napping if extremely tired. Had the most horrible dreams!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tell BP: Stop burning endangered sea turtles alive. Take action: http://bit.ly/aFrbdv @CREDOmobile pls RT

Hope I hear my alarm--I'm going to take a nap before work. I am exhausted--have been very busy up till now, running like crazy everywhere.

I'm well past puberty so it's especially annoying when I get a big, nasty zit. Luckily it's on my neck where I can hide it with my hair.

Hands Across the Sand http://ping.fm/ekH3r

4 Non-Religious Reasons To Be Celibate http://ping.fm/RGtLO

Living the Celibate Life http://ping.fm/x6LpU

Join hands with 1,000s of people along 600+ beaches this Sat. - to take a stand for our future: http://u.nu/2gs9c oilspill Pls RT

Witches Don't Worship Satan http://ping.fm/y4zZy

Delusions of Grandeur - Vox http://ping.fm/LFGUP

swankivy.com - writing page - rants - religious conversations http://ping.fm/fPW11

swankivy.com - writing page - rants - cybersex http://ping.fm/6EeVP

Gmail is failing to function right now, and just when I actually have business that requires email. Thanks, Google.

Nikki Blonsky and Hayley Hasselhoff On New Weight-Loss Camp Drama 'Huge' (VIDEO) http://ping.fm/3f1Ya

It's due to be 92 degrees (Fahrenheit) today. Yuck!

Monday, June 21, 2010

One Of The Most Awesomely Stupid 911 Calls You Will Ever Hear on truTV.com http://ping.fm/LpMyg

the time of my life: Violent Harassment Of Gay Teen At Valders High School In Wisconsin Ignored, Savannah Rally In Response To Gay Bashing By Marines, St, Petersburg Russian Prevents Pride Parade, Vanessa Carlton Comes Out As Bisexual At Nashville Pride, James Franco Would Play 100 Gay Parts, Lady Gaga Permanently Banned From New York Yankees Clubhouse http://ping.fm/w7pDf

Dumb as a Blog: Ray Bans, Popped Collars & Celeb Vampire Roundup on truTV.com http://ping.fm/HNzNP

Heart Palpitation Remedies http://ping.fm/hDROY

It is the summer solstice. Many Pagan folk will be dancing sky-clad. I think the deities would prefer me to keep my fat ass under wraps.

Am I the only one who hates when people use "rock" to describe apparel, hairstyles or items, i.e. "gonna rock my new jeans, bob, & laptop."

What is it with me of late? I'm hungry all the time! Not a good thing for someone who already needs to lose a pound...or fifty...or more...

Completed my write-up on the history of the Bubonic Plague. Hope to work on my own writing a bit before bed.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Note to self: Don’t ‘friend’ your boss on FB and then bitch about your job. http://ping.fm/H9bDE

Tell Disney: Don't Pay for Sarah Palin http://ping.fm/uRLjf

Well, time to get serious again and get on the homework. I slept, I procrastinated, can't do that forever.

Planet Venus: Earth's 'evil twin' http://ping.fm/rLbpb

Stomach growling--eyelids drooping. If I fall asleep now, will I end up consuming my pillow?

Jolly times--a tornado watch. I must say the sky this morning was very odd. Lots of low clouds. Lots of virgas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virga

Few things feel better than getting out of work clothes except for getting out of work clothes with a day off ahead.

Thoroughly convinced that most if not all programs on "E" are a sign that the human race is quite hopeless and deserves a zombie apocalypse.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Maybe its just me, but wouldn't a house made of Bud Light be the sign of an alcoholic? (Referencing the Bud Light commercial, of course)

If there were a dislike button I would Dislike tinnitus. On second thought, I don't need a button to dislike tinnitus. It's annoying!

Could Changes in Insurance Laws harm Vulnerable Individuals?

Health overhaul to force changes in employer plans http://ping.fm/ssijW
I have numerous comparatively minor health problems, plus I'm well over 30 and I'm overweight. All of these things cause most health insurance companies to deny me. I am glad that I'm able to get health insurance through work, otherwise I wouldn't be able to have any. I know I'm not the only one that is in this boat. Yes, they do deny you health insurance coverage for hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia, folks.

The “racist” Hallmark card


The racist Hallmark card http://ping.fm/hMA9Y
Oh dear--I fear these people have too much time on their hands. A black hole is clearly, to me, a nasty space phenomenon that people and planets would be advised to avoid. By this logic, Verne Troyer ought to be up in arms whenever he sees the term "white dwarf." I have certainly never thought of Jesse Jackson, Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, or any other African American when seeing the term "black hole" previously.

Dogs are never satisfied. Gave them leftover stew meat which they scarfed down. Gave kibble and water afterwards. They're still whining!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Anti-Catholic Imagery in Music Videos


This is a response to user SuperAmanda, who says:
I'm officially calling a moratorium on Catholic and Christian female performers gone wild. I don't care if your life is one big PVC grudge f*ck against the Vatican and daddy's ministry outside abortion clinics.

Tempest Says: I can relate to your thoughts. I was raised Catholic myself. There is the part of me that thinks "this is terrible, do they really have to do that" when I see this type of imagery. However, there is also the part that understands wanting to use shock to get back at the religion that frightened and shamed so many of us. Particularly with the revelation of numerous victims of pedophilia at the hands of the shaming priests. My cousin was one of these victims.
Personally, I would choose to show my disgust a little more tastefully, however. Not all Catholics are horrid, judgmental people. I have known many who were very kind, and I would not wish to be quite so offensive to them when expressing my dismay at certain aspects of Catholicism.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

PANSI Shames Glenn Beck In Front of Entire Netherworld http://ping.fm/OmGml

Hopefully will get back to A Princess of Xiumiqa soon. Too many projects and "real world" stress. Afraid whatever I wrote would be terrible.

I wish that one day when I woke up I'd be able to say "I feel wonderful!" When I wake up, my first thought is usually "Oh hell, not again."

Alien Action Figure


The key is to advertise it as a COLLECTIBLE, not a toy. Sci Fi geeks (my brother and I included) would have been all over this item. At this point I have a PLUSH Chestburster! Its all in the marketing.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Take Action @change: Stop Shell Oil's Offshore Drilling Plans In The Arctic http://bit.ly/bir0Lx

http://ping.fm/h4tce Cthulhu is very displeased that he is only the 490th most awesomest thing. You are all in deep doo doo!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dumb as a Blog: Ink Idiocy on truTV.com http://ping.fm/bGUD4

Frustration with Obama's Non-leadership on Gulf Spill Grows http://ping.fm/YaFSk

tempestletrope "They know truth, Rhianon. I told them. There's no need to pretend any longer," said Kaylynn. Rhianon sighed, eyes moist.

tempestletrope "But why do all of you gaze at me so strangely?" the sorceress asked. "T'is but thy old friend Rhianon. Art thou enchanted?"

tempestletrope "I slept as if dead and as I slept I dreamed the most frightful things. I sensed that you were in danger but couldn't wake."

tempestletrope The sorceress carried a staff topped with a glistening sphere of pink stone. "Princess Isabella, I am glad you are well."

tempestletrope The sorceress had eyes of lavender, a cream-colored complexion, and long ivory locks. She wore a bright pink gown.