Sunday, November 19, 2006

you got to know when to hold 'em

i have a friend who always says: "i'd rather be an alcoholic than addicted to gambling." apparently they did a study, and they have similar roots, but some differences, too.

some people disagree on the findings, and there seems to be lots of different thoughts.

the way i look at it, there's 12 steps for a solution for both. and people seem to get in trouble with both at the same time a lot.

i know i don't know how to drink, and i just get a bad feeling in casinos. soul-sucking. i'm a bad gambler. not that i don't know how (some games i don't), but i just feel bad when i do it.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Coinciding with the opening of this year’s GOP minstrel cavalcade, Rep. Ed Schrock, a two-term Republican congressman from Virginia has abruptly resigned his seat. Why would he do such a thing? Well it turns out that the second most conservative member of Congress, this loving husband and doting father, the co-sponsor of the Federal Marriage Amendment is a total fudge packer.

Here’s what he said to a potential mate on the MegaMates/ MegaPhone Line, an interactive phonesex service he frequented:

“Uh, hi, I weigh 200 pounds, uh, six-foot-four, hazel eyes, blond hair, very muscular, very buffed-up, uh, very tanned, um, I'd just like to get together with a guy from time to time just to -- just to play. I'd like him to be, uh, in very good shape, flat stomach, good chest, good arms, well-hung, cut, uh, just get naked, play, and see what happens, nothing real heavy duty, but just a fun time, go down on him, he can go down on me, and just, uh, take it from there. Hope to hear from you. Bye.”

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Mortgage Rate Game

Mona and I have decided to finally bite the bullet and mortgage a property. It’s all a little daunting. So I have been educating myself about Mortagaing and the rest of it and have really found some great information. God bless the internet, it saves me so much time these days!! One particular site stuck out, it’s all about getting the best mortgages rates. One to check out for sure. Happy hunting...

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Having trouble with your teenager who are starting to smoke and are tasting the drugs that are being sold out there on the streets today. I find it very helpful talking with them about it and tellingthem what are the risks of them doing drugs like the bad side effects of it how can they stop doing drugs.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Fibromyalgie is a disease very invalidating.

Fibromyalgie is a very widespread and badly known disease

this affection touches approximately 2 to 4% of the world population of which more than 2 million français.Elle generally appears between 20 and 35 years, but currently, affects all the age brackets and a majority the women.

Recognized by the O.M.S. in 1992, it is still not it in France, despite everything the efforts of associations of patients.

The pain is the major symptom, it appears various ways: worsened by the effort, tiredness, moisture, the stress, like step prolonged positions.
The pain is permanent, its variable intensity, being able to go until the acute pain.
Muscular tiredness is the second symptom, which can go until exhaustion.
The third symptom, is the nonrepairing sleep.
This clinical picture is frequently accompanied by other various signs, such as: functional cephalgias, colopathies, syndrome of Raynaud, dry syndrome, urinary infections, paraesthesias, morning stiffness, cramp, loss of memory, etc...

The doctors are disarmed vis-a-vis with this pathology whose mechanisms are known little about, they can only relieve the patients by listening, the soft massages, the balneotherapy, the cures at a watering-place, heat, the medical treatments, analgesics and antidepresseurs.

The patients must in more of the pain, to make face with problems administrative, financial, the incomprehension of their entourage (family, relational, professional.), and generally find themselves in extremely difficult situations.

This disease destroys us gradually,
will we let it make? not, biensûr that not.
it is necessary TO FIGHT, in order to make this disease invisible, VISIBLE, so that it can finally, being recognized of the medical environments and administrative of health.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Darkness "Possibly, then, writing has to do with darkness, and a desire or perhaps a compulsion to enter it, and, with luck, to illuminate it, and to bring something back out to the light" - Margaret AtwoodWhen somebody asks you an innocent question that kicks off all sorts of internal wrangling you know you're a bit fucked up. This question of "would you write if you didn't have such a boring job" has been really bugging me (could you tell?) Really bugging me. A chance remark in the class last night helped sort things out, though. Somebody mentioned To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [I've yet to read anything by her, but mebbe it's about time] - they were on about how she argues that writing something down kills the constant mental argument. It's not really a new idea to me, but I haven't heard it put in quite those terms before. It's a bit like the old saw a bad decision is better than no decision at all. You write something down. That becomes your "official position". If you disagree with it, or it doesn't sit right, you end up concentrating on refining it. Mulling it over. Wondering how better to phrase it. Or you come up with a counter-argument. Either way, it kills off the swirlyheadness and gives you something concrete to address. So I tried it on the train home last night. Filled a couple of pages of Little Black Book with stuff that's on my mind. No profound insights. No instant feelings of release and resolution. Just a vague "well, at least I'm not giving myself arthritis like that kid texting for England over there" coupled with "I hope nobody can read this, I feel really daft". Got home, crashed out thinking nothing more of it. Then woke up this morning feeling completely sorted. Relaxed. Calm even Godly. The angst has suddenly gone. Just like that. I'm left feeling like I've just glimpsed something outstanding, but I don't quite know what it is. Funny old life, isn't it?