Gillette

has a new ad.

Gillette Ad

Here’s part of a comment:  “@Gillette has made it clear they do not want the business of masculine men. ”

So this ‘masculine man’ apparently thinks the bullying, harassing women, and other equally disgusting behaviors is what makes a man ‘masculine’?  I pity his wife (if any woman was unlucky enough to have married him) and family.  Being an asshole is not what makes a man masculine.  Sorry to have to tell you this, sir, but you are a dickhead.

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Rambling (Ranting?)

No food inspections due to orange moron acting like the five-year old he is.  Here’s a bit from a Tumblr post on keeping safe.

“Buy hard, solid veggies and fruits (apples, melons) or ones with rinds (bananas are probably fine). Scrub the peel/rind thoroughly with soap and water before consumption.

The more solid and dense the meat, the less likely it is for contamination to spread very far. Buy your meat in solid cuts, NOT GROUND. Especially not ground chicken rn, salmonella bad.

Cook things thoroughly. Follow guidelines for the internal temperatures meat is supposed to reach and stick to those guidelines. Use a meat thermometer. Make your steaks well done for a while.

I’d stay away from shellfish as a whole if I were you. The diseases you can get from it are some of the nastier ones. No sushi for a while, too. If you have fish, make sure it was frozen following anti-parasitic guidelines and cook thoroughly.”

Saw a recipe for healthy chocolate truffles.  Chocolate truffles are candy.  Candy, by it’s very definition, is not healthy.  It is a treat.  Healthy candy is an oxymoron.

Housing inspected today.  FAIL, because the vent is filthy, because the central air filters have not been changed since last February, and had not been changed for three or four years before that.  Should be done every three months, and used to be done every six, but this landlord does the superficial things to make the building look good, but doing the important things for the tenants is apparently not on his list.  I am not cleaning the vent, because it needs to be shown how crap this is.

Friends are coming today to finish up the work they are doing for me.  Then it will be dinner at the Chieftain, an Irish pub type restaurant that has the best Guinness Stew you could imagine.  Oh, yum.  It is run by an actual Irish family, from actual Ireland.  🙂 Guinness is good stuff, people.

Watching a lot of non-American shows on the subscriptions, you can really see how much and why the rest of the planet do not particularly love America.  I’m not too big on it lately, either, especially since our pres has made hatred, racism, misogyny, and everyother crap things humans are capable of, acceptable again.  For shame, Trump and his Republican cronies. The worst of humanity is running my country.

On the other hand, and have you noticed there is always an other hand, it’s a cold but brightly sunny winter day.  The day length seems to be increasing dramatically.  The farther North you are, the more obvious it is.  DD is in Texas for her job, and the other night when she called, it was 70 degrees and broad daylight there while it was 32 and pitch dark here.  Still no snow, but I’m still hopeful.  It’s only the first half of January.  Still time.

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Update

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So yes, after the walk and the next day shopping, by Friday I was in so much pain.  My friends came and we got a lot done, but they did the work and I mostly just tried to hobble around where needed.  I have been in major pain ever since, just slightly getting better now.  Slightly.  Mind you, this has been a month. Had to cancel my PT appointments, because even getting dressed and combing my hair was more than I could manage most days.  Not fun.  I don’t understand how they say exercise helps fibro, because whenever I’ve done anything, the pain just gets worse.

On the other hand, the place is in much better shape now.  Got rid of a lot of things I don’t need or use anymore.  My friends replaced the oh-so-wornout couch cushions, put shelves in hall closet and a new hanger bar in the big closet.  Those plastic-covered metal shelf-bar things are horrid.  So hard to hang clothes, because there is so little room between the bar and the shelf. This is not my closet, btw.

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I want to do some rearranging, as my friend John took my table and fixed it.  It was literally falling apart, and so very wobbly.  It’s old and decrepit, but I fell in love with it in the junk shop and brought it home tied to the top of my car.  Many years ago.  I think what I really love are the chairs.
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I’d like to move it from in front of the windows, but then I have to move the desk and some other things, and I just cannot do this by myself.  So waiting for them to come back and help.  I have good friends.  I am very fortunate.

Need to go eat something, so I can take a fistful of pain meds in hopes that I will be semi-functional later on today.  Not holding my breath, however.  Feeling very down and seem to be very whiny lately, but constant debilitating pain will do that, it seems.  I hate when I’m whiny, but sometimes it just happens.

My friend Tess is going to take ukulele lessons.  She already plays piano.  There’s a Tiny Tim joke in there, but she wasn’t over pleased with it.  LOL  Wish I could play an instrument.  Making your own music.  How cool is that? Done for now.  Hope you all are having a great start to the new year, and did NOT make resolutions.  Resolutions are a deliberate choice to set yourself up for failure, is my view of them.  So I don’t.