Friday, November 25, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

Things have been busy. I'm spending this weekend with my family and andimals, enjoying a hot tub, good food, shopping and playing Diablo far too much. Really, really too much. Mike's plot to make me the perfect, gamer-girlfriend has turned me into a game addict. Curses!

Anyway, here's a nifty quiz result. It was kinda fun, actually. Hope you're having a fantastic holiday!

You scored as Batman, the Dark Knight. As the Dark Knight of Gotham, Batman is a vigilante who deals out his own brand of justice to the criminals and corrupt of the city. He follows his own code and is often misunderstood. He has few friends or allies, but finds comfort in his cause.

Batman, the Dark Knight




Neo, the "One"


Lara Croft


William Wallace


Indiana Jones


El Zorro


James Bond, Agent 007


The Terminator


Captain Jack Sparrow


The Amazing Spider-Man


Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

On a lighter note, riots continue in France...

From MSN News:
Youths threw gasoline bombs at police who retaliated with tear gas in the southern city of Toulouse, where Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy was visiting, LCI television said. Police did not immediately return calls seeking confirmation.

"Neither you nor us have a choice," Sarkozy told police and fire department representatives in Toulouse. "We have to succeed. We will not give a centimeter."

Oh, silly, silly French. It's so cute you use the metric system.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I have been and am currently sick. I'll write the story of my upper left 12-year molar when I feel better. Yoda's also not feeling well, but I don't think antibiotics would help him as much as they are helping me. He just seems very, very tired. My best guess is that he has some kind of cancer that is no longer being helped by the prednisone. He's wobbly on his feet and splats out wherever he is placed. I'm preparing myself to make the tough decision to have him put to sleep. I don't know when, but I know he'll tell me when he doesn't want to fight anymore. I think it's soon.

And I'm registering for classes for the spring in 7 days. I still haven't really gotten the hang of the ones I'm in now, nonetheless thought anything about what I want to do next.

Today's just been a rough day. The stressful time of the semester is beginning, and all these other things in my life are making being a successful law student difficult.

There you go. My daily whining. Bleh.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A Laugh:

Watch this video!

I am on vicodin, which I'm sure affects my enjoyment of this fine flick, but I'm guessing you might find it amusing as well.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

More Stupidity

I hate people who are stupid. Many people interviewed in this article are stupid.

Who is stupid? Here's a "dear Abby" style list:
Jeanine K. Mount, associate dean of UW School of Pharmacy, who said requiring pharmacists to stock the morning-after pill would demonstrate a lack of respect for pharmacists' professional standing.

Dear Jeanine, if your "professional" pharmacists are preaching and distributing false information, that is already insulting to their "professional standing." If they want respect, then they should act as though they were professionals.

Matt Sande, legislative director for Pro-Life Wisconsin, who says that drugs that prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg perform "a pre-implantation chemical abortion."

Dear Matt, you are not a doctor. Keep your imaginary medical terms to yourself and those unfortunate enough to be related to you. Oh, and if you're so worried about those precious little egg-sperms, why doesn't your organization find some way to end the tragedies of miscarriages that happen all the time. Who is looking out for those little egg-sperms? They die, all alone...

The FDA, who still hasn't approved the morning-after pill for over-the-counter use despite overwhelming medical and scientific support for this move.

Dear FDA, you've let a lot of people die with drugs like Vioxx and Fen-Fen. I have a great idea: you each have to take one medication, which you will then support for over-the-counter use. It could either be the morning-after pill or a handful of Vioxx. Either way I win.

You know, as much as I support Darwin's evolution theories, I wish humans would have weeded out the morons after so many years. Or, I wish I had a taser.
I can be a really cynical person, especially when it comes to everything.

Tonight I decided to flip through tv channels as though I didn't have the "menu" function like the spoiled law student that I am. I watched a bit of a Wagnerian opera, some sort of demonstration on QVC, and then I landed on the memorial service in Washington D.C. for Rosa Parks.

It was beautiful, inspiring. The love and celebration were fitting. It reminded me of the hopeful messages we were taught as kids, that the righteous can win, that good can overcome, that one person, one small woman on a bus, can help to change the world.

I took a small measure of peace from that. I, the cynic, felt awed and hopeful.

And then Microsoft's Bill Gates puts out huge grants to fund Malaria research and treatment... Maybe there is good in the world?

Maybe things really can change. I'm still not holding my breath, though.