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The Update.

Did a half day at work today.  Hadn’t felt abysmally bad when I got up.  I opened my eyes and said “Whelp, I don’t want tuh get up, but I think I can.”

And so I did.  But after four awful hours I said “Whelp, I guess I is gonna go home.”

Whispering as I did… “One… one… one… one…” in a really tiny voice.

I got home and called the nurse at the pain clinic – she got back to me pretty quickly.  Turns out, in spite of what they say, not only can the pain increase but so can the numb and tingly stuff.  It’s really alarming when you start getting number extremities that also hurt.  She says that the stuff they shoot in there is pretty irritating stuff and can make all the stuff in there really inflamed.  Which is really really counter-intuitive to me because I thought it was supposed to be anti-inflammatory meds that they were injecting, but no, they are irritants themselves – like paint thinner, kerosene, and copier fluid.

So there.  That’s the day.

And, if you choose to read on in this post, be aware… I’m not in the best of moods.

Here’s a quick dose of humor to get you through it if you should decide to go on.  I’ve made lamb confit ravioli before and done garlic confit, but I’ve never ever heard of that kind of confit before.  Ever.  Nope.

 

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While we’re talking about attention-whores, I thought we could skip over to this one for a bit because I’m (surprisingly) tired of talking about myself.

The butterball morbidly obese large woman person is 700lbs and wants to reach her goal of 1600lbs in her lifetime.

Despite warnings from her doctor that her bizarre experiment could kill her, Susanne insists she wants to break the record.

Dr Patrick Flite said: ‘She’s really playing Russian roulette with her life with this goal. There are well-documented complications that come with morbid obesity.

I would never encourage anyone to be doing what Susanne is doing.’

Dr Flite said Susanne’s medical checks showed no current problems, adding: ‘She’s capable of making her own decisions.  I don’t see any psychiatric problems or anything else wrong.’

Gee, I see two people with psychiatric problems right off the bat – the butterball and her doctor.

She can’t work because she’s so friggin’ fat.  Someone is paying for her food.  I have to ask “Why is someone paying for her to eat the amount of food daily that would feed eight to ten other people?”

‘I want to break the stigma that being fat is a bad thing,’ she said. ‘I remind other fat people that it is OK for them to be that way.

‘The message I want to get across is for people to accept others for who they are.’

Who said there shouldn’t be stigmaWhen did this silly rule get made up?

Sure as hell should be stigma when you actively pursue any kind of situation that requires someone else to support you.  Even if she’s independently wealthy (doubt it, look at her home, she’s no wealthier than I) then for cryin’ out loud, think of your kids, lady.

This is even worse than the couch-eater and the furniture polisher.

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I know!  Let’s tax people, buy kits to test their kids for drugs, send them to parents who are interested, and make it look like a great service we’re offering to people who ought to be tracking their kids better than they are!  What a fantastic use of tax dollars!  Yay us!

Hell, people.  If I want to know if my kid is doing drugs I’ll buy a kit myself, not waste it on bureaucracy to do my job for me.

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Malo… malo…

Our satellite receiver is dead.  Of all the times to go dead… TODAY is the first episode of the season for Breaking Bad.  Oh, the humanity…

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Okay, this kind of attention-whore grin is the sort of thing that requires the woman to be locked up in restraints until such time as her baby can be taken away and given to someone that isn’t so obviously ****ed in the head.

Sorry, but there you are.

Thank you, DailyMail, for giving us a nice pic of smiling Emma Veness, pathetic attention-whore

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#1 on page 2… I heard about this place as a kid and desperately wanted to go there.  Now I read about how deadly dangerous the place was.

Please, if you have been there, could you tell us about what you thought of it overall, whether you got creamed by any part of it, and what you thought was the scariest ride? 

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Yes, I’m cranky lately… why do you ask?

Great, more water police.

McCartney speculates that the “8 cups of water a day myth” is being propagated by bottled water companies that are out to make a profit.

McCartney notes that a new international health initiative called “Hydration for Health,” which promotes drinking more water for a healthier lifestyle, is sponsored by Danone, which markets the Evian and Volvic bottled water brands.

“There are many organizations with vested interests who would like to tell doctors and patients what to do. We should just say no,” she says

McCartney argues that there is no high quality published evidence to support claims that drinking increased amounts of water offers benefits. She says reports that increased water can improve concentration and mental performance in kids, for example, have not been confirmed by research studies.

While there are some health conditions that do benefit from drinking more water, such as in people with recurrent kidney stones, the fluid’s ability to prevent disease is conflicting, at best, she says.

A number of experts were quick to lash back.

In comments sent in to BMJ.com, Caroline J. Edmonds, a senior lecturer at the School of Psychology at the University of East London said she knows there is “well established literature” about the negative effects of dehydration on mental skills, both in adults and in children, which McCartney didn’t mention.

Absolutely, yes, it is known that dehydration is bad for you.  But who the hell determined that everyone needs the same amount of water to remain hydrated?

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