>Gay Pirates

>Someone posted this video the other day and I loved it. Next thing I know, it’s all over After Elton. Here’s the latest interview with Cosmo Jarvis, the composer:


The vid’s on there, too. Check it out.

EDIT: Here’s another link to the video in case you can’t watch on YouTube:




I’m either sick or having a massive allergy attack. Whichever it is, I feel really awful. Sneezing, stuffy, headache, and my legs are still having a lot of pain so walking is difficult. Just another fun day.

I’ve just been listening to classic alternative music on the tv and reading Torchwood fanfiction. Keeps my mind off feeling crappy. Oh, I am so tired of feeling crappy. Could someone please invent pain pills that actually work without destroying some of your internal organs? Please?

Off to read (and sulk) some more. LOL


I remember that day. I was washing dishes when my mom called to tell me. Turned on the tv, and life seemed to just stop for the next three days. Walter Cronkite and the other news anchors telling us the horrific news that he was gone, Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK Jr saluting, the riderless horse, the long walk to the cemetery. It was like nothing else existed. I still remember, every time I hear the Presidential intro music. I forget what it’s called. It was like all hope died. All the promise of the future just stopped, right there in that moment. It’s something you never forget, and never really get over.

I remember that Jackie conducted herself with such grace, such concern for protocol, such strength at probably the worst time in her life. She had only recently lost a baby who had been born prematurely. She was a role model for all of us then.

Unfortunately, the future did just keep getting worse from then on, until now here we are with morons and religious fanatics holding back any progress we could be making towards equal rights and living wages, and taking care of those less fortunate. It’s a sad day, in more ways than one.


>Double-speak lives. A quote from here:


“Incidentally, the Corn Refiners Association, representing the makers of HFCS, has petitioned the FDA to change the HFCS name to “corn sugar” to help improve HFCS’s perceived unhealthy image”

And the way things are going these days, people will not catch on that they are one and the same thing. When ignorance rules, changing the name equals changing the product.

>What I’m Sayin’

>”I do not understand the electorate. This country is hurting in a way we haven’t since the Depression. People struggling all over this country, and they came out and voted for the party that says right up front they will suspend your unemployment benefits and repeal health care. To go against your self-interest more you’d have to literally go fuck yourself.”
—Bill Maher

>The Veep

>I admit, I like Joe Biden. He gets a lot of undeserved flak, I think. Here’s his ‘It Gets Better’ vid.

I had a good day. Went to the post office. The second day in a row I haven’t been in too much pain to do the stairs there. Feeling pretty good, actually. Headache still, and slight dizzyness off and on. Sinus problems, most likely. I spent most of the day trying to fix my desktop pc, but nooooooo. It does not want to cooperate. I tried everything, reinstalled everything, even called Verizon. No help there. It just will not connect. It works fine in every other way. I am stumped. Stumped, I tell you. I’m hoping I can scrape up enough wherewithall to spring for a new tower before the morons who are now trying to take away the social security I live on succeed. While giving themselves and their rich friends even more money they don’t need and certainly don’t deserve. I hope all the idiots who voted them in get to suffer the consequences of their actions soon enough for it to sink in what they did. I hope. /rant

>It’s The Doctor!!

Stayed up to watch Craig Ferguson’s show cause Matt Smith was on.

As a bonus Chris Hardwick was on too. I like Chris Hardwick. It was great. They had the Dalek from last night, which I missed. It was a very funny show. I’m still giggling. Matt Smith has the longest and skinniest legs ever. Chris is very funny, and Craig, of course, is hilarious AND brilliant. Just an observation. Can’t wait for the next season. My doctor was Christopher Eccleston, Doctor #9. I liked Tennant a lot, too, but Matt Smith is brilliant. Watch it if you can.

>Two Things

Have I not been saying that the educational system sucks? Why yes. Yes, I have. Here’s one reason why. Of course, the young woman mentioned is only in business school, so perhaps a command of the English language and the ability to spell aren’t really necessary. I couldn’t say. Here’s the link:


Item #2:

Tina Fey is okay. PBS, not so much anymore.




She is reporting this as if it were real news. Where is my mothership? I need to get off this planet before it’s too late.

EDIT: Yes, I know you’ve all already read this, but it occurs to me that I don’t want to give them any more exposure than they’ve got already. My apologies. I was and am appalled, but having slept on it, it just seems a better idea to ignore them.

If you haven’t already read it, you didn’t really miss anything worth thinking about. Seriously.

>Woo Hoo

I guess. I’m the featured blog on


Should I be excited? I am, so there. It’s nice to be noticed, I guess, and to have someone think you have something to offer. I know people read the blog, just only one or two ever comment, so it gets discouraging. I started out just blogging for myself, really, but once I realized someone somewhere actually read it, I hoped for feedback. Recognition, we all want it, it seems. Even if you disagree with what I say, it would still be nice to hear what you have to say.

Still, it’s fun and good to have a place to put the cool things I find online, and express my opinions, and moan and groan when the illness gets me circling the black hole, which does happen in spite of myself. Being ill takes a lot out of you, and it can get just too darn hard to keep up spirits sometimes. Sometimes I just need to rant about the frustration of always being in pain, of not being able to go where I want when I want, or cook an entire meal, or any of the other things that are no longer in the realm of doable most days.

But I always come back. I manage to pull myself back from the event horizon and get my spirits raised once again. Life is just too short to be miserable all the time. One of my cyber-friends is a Star Trek fan, as am I, and she says that having fun every day is our Prime Directive. I like that.

If you’re out there, and if Blogger lets you comment, I’d love to read whatever you have to say. Blogger can be difficult. My daughter can’t comment without being signed in to Live Journal. Live Journal? I’ve had to open my blog in Chrome instead of Firefox lately just to reply to comments. I don’t understand Blogger sometimes, but it’s where I started blogging, and I’d hate to give it up now. That’s it for now.

Oh, wait. I think I liked the black template better, so it’s ba-ack.

>An Interesting Development

I have been invited to have my blog syndicated here:


Now, I know my blog says it is about life with fibro, but in reality it’s more about religion and politics and just ranting in general. Of course, if I hadn’t developed fibro and CFS, I seriously doubt I would have started blogging in the first place. So if this works out, I will make an effort to post a bit more about the illness part of life, (and not just to whinge about it, either) and we’ll see how it goes.

I realize I don’t really like talking about it too much, or focusing on it, because I am NOT my illness, and I don’t want that to be the definition of who I am. I am a person who has an illness. It is not MY fibro, MY CFS, it’s not how I identify myself to myself.

I’m not one of those people who go from doctor to doctor, or medication to medication, hoping for a miraculous cure. Everything I’ve read says there isn’t one yet, and I am not going to waste my life in a futile quest. I accept that I am ill, I accept that I have limits that I did not have before, but I don’t focus on that. I focus on…truthfully, this is the focus of my life…..having fun every single day. Laughing every day.

I firmly believe that NOW is all there is, and if I spend NOW wishing things were other than they are, trying to make them be other than they are with no real hope of success…if I do those things, I will MISS now. Not going to let that happen. I study zen Buddhism, in a completely non-religious way, and focusing on the now is a primary idea.

Oh, dear. Did not sleep at all last night so have been up 36 hours or so. Can you tell? I do tend to go on a bit when I’m over-tired. LOL Later, dear readers.