I heart my dermatologist

Goodbye, methotrexate and all of your stupid side effects.  

Hello, Enbrel. I can’t afford you, but I have a cooler full of samples.

I just realized three of the five people showing up as logged in on google chat have sent me pictures of their penises. The other two are women. I’m pretty sure this says something slutty about me and maybe something about Anthony Weiner not being so different from a lot of people these days. 

laphamsquarterly:

“There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.”   —W. Somerset Maugham

Honest to god, I don’t care who these guys fuck as long as they do their jobs. If Anthony Weiner were banging some guy on the side and voting “no” on gay rights issues, I would want to call him out on being a hypocrite (oh, hey, like all of those self-loathing gay Republicans with their wide stances).  Same goes for cheaters - that’s only an issue if they’re giving lip service to “family values” while showing none of their own.
But otherwise: IT’S NONE OF MY BUSINESS. We hire people to do a job. That shouldn’t mean that they are held up to a higher standard than anyone else hired to do a job. As far as I know, my boss’ only concern about my sex life is that I not bring it into my work place.
Personal lives are complicated. People are complicated. How ‘bout we cut out the disingenuous Puritan finger wagging and grow up?

laphamsquarterly:

“There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.”   W. Somerset Maugham

Honest to god, I don’t care who these guys fuck as long as they do their jobs. If Anthony Weiner were banging some guy on the side and voting “no” on gay rights issues, I would want to call him out on being a hypocrite (oh, hey, like all of those self-loathing gay Republicans with their wide stances).  Same goes for cheaters - that’s only an issue if they’re giving lip service to “family values” while showing none of their own.

But otherwise: IT’S NONE OF MY BUSINESS. We hire people to do a job. That shouldn’t mean that they are held up to a higher standard than anyone else hired to do a job. As far as I know, my boss’ only concern about my sex life is that I not bring it into my work place.

Personal lives are complicated. People are complicated. How ‘bout we cut out the disingenuous Puritan finger wagging and grow up?

Yep. It’s still funny.

(Source: tblant)

People who only have a personal pronoun that is plural freak me the fuck out.

nationaljournal:

Newt gets the glitter shower. (Now with video!)

I vote that from now on all bigots get showered in glitter! What an awesome way to protest. And that stuff is hard to get gone, you know?

Good news!

Good news today! The insurance company approved the cyberknife treatment for my dad’s prostate cancer. His radiologist fought for this treatment. It’s proving to be more effective than traditional radiation and with a decreased chance of things like incontinence and impotence. 

My first post here was about my dad’s diagnosis. I was feeling really overwhelmed and needed a place to share where I didn’t have to get the automatic, “Oh, don’t worry, I’m sure everything will be fine - we’re prayin’ for ya,” response. I’m a worrier on a good day, but after going through my mom’s cancer and death there’s no way to not worry about my dad.  

So, yeah. This is good and very welcome news!  On to the next step.

liberalsarecool:

http://twitter.com/LOLGOP

And when they say that, I reply, “Something to remember: Sometimes redistribution of wealth happens at gun point. People will go without for only so long. Your contribution to the social safety net allows you to travel outside of your gated community, bitch.”

liberalsarecool:

http://twitter.com/LOLGOP

And when they say that, I reply, “Something to remember: Sometimes redistribution of wealth happens at gun point. People will go without for only so long. Your contribution to the social safety net allows you to travel outside of your gated community, bitch.”

(via liberalsarecool)

leftofsound:

So…this happened and Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) continues his streak of being rather awesome and Sen. Rand Paul (KY) continues his streak of being rather crazy.

How about it!  I was entertained watching the young woman behind Sen. Paul. I think that would be described as hoping to look professional while realizing there’s no way to move away from the person spouting crazy all over the place.

Also, kudos to Sen. Sanders for making “provocative, interesting discussion” the new euphemism for “bat-shit crazy bullshit.”

(via think4yourself)

liberalsarecool:

Mitch Daniels: Architect Of The Bush-Era Debt  Crisis

In other words, the “fiscal conservative” Daniels oversaw the federal  budget as it was making its precipitous dive from a $236 billion  surplus – then on a trajectory to eliminate the entire federal debt in a  decade – to a $400 billion deficit by the time he left in June 2003.
Plus, because of proposals developed on Daniels’s watch – such as tax  cuts favoring the rich and unpaid-for projects, including the invasion  of Iraq and a new prescription drug plan – the fiscal situation of the  federal government continued to sink over the ensuing years, plunging to  a trillion-dollar-plus annual deficit by the time Bush left office in  2009.

This is the next Republican savior-in-waiting?


Reporting from the Hoosier state, I can say he hasn’t done better for us than he did for the rest of the country.  Unless you’re a rich guy who hates poor people and doesn’t understand that redistribution of wealth happens no matter what. Then he’s definitely your man Mitch.

liberalsarecool:

Mitch Daniels: Architect Of The Bush-Era Debt Crisis

In other words, the “fiscal conservative” Daniels oversaw the federal budget as it was making its precipitous dive from a $236 billion surplus – then on a trajectory to eliminate the entire federal debt in a decade – to a $400 billion deficit by the time he left in June 2003.

Plus, because of proposals developed on Daniels’s watch – such as tax cuts favoring the rich and unpaid-for projects, including the invasion of Iraq and a new prescription drug plan – the fiscal situation of the federal government continued to sink over the ensuing years, plunging to a trillion-dollar-plus annual deficit by the time Bush left office in 2009.

This is the next Republican savior-in-waiting?

Reporting from the Hoosier state, I can say he hasn’t done better for us than he did for the rest of the country.  Unless you’re a rich guy who hates poor people and doesn’t understand that redistribution of wealth happens no matter what. Then he’s definitely your man Mitch.

(via liberalsarecool)

Well. Damn. 

Still feelin’ the love for the Red Wings. 

GO RED WINGS!

GO RED WINGS!

cajunboy:

I blame Cosmo for making even our lady U.S. senators feel fat.

I’m tired of looking and feeling tall. I’m also tired of looking and feeling right-handed.  There are other adjectives that describe me that I’m fine with, but those two are really bothering me.

cajunboy:

I blame Cosmo for making even our lady U.S. senators feel fat.

I’m tired of looking and feeling tall. I’m also tired of looking and feeling right-handed.  There are other adjectives that describe me that I’m fine with, but those two are really bothering me.

johncarleton365:

131/365
2011.05.11 - This is how I roll
(For Shawn. :-)

Oh, the things you find on Tumblr!  Next time I’m in the darkroom, I’ll be thinking of this guy. (I said “the darkroom.”  Not “a dark room.”  Okay, maybe both!)

johncarleton365:

131/365

2011.05.11 - This is how I roll

(For Shawn. :-)

Oh, the things you find on Tumblr!  Next time I’m in the darkroom, I’ll be thinking of this guy. (I said “the darkroom.”  Not “a dark room.”  Okay, maybe both!)

(via )

I just never can predict…

Back in February, I had planned to head down to Mississippi to spend my birthday with my dad. My boss asked me to change my plans so my time off overlapped with the time our programmer (who is an independent contractor - not an employee) would be out of the country.  I spent my birthday alone and kind of angry, but whatever. I try to be a good team player. 

So, today I find out that the programmer is taking off the first week in August instead of the last week in July. I tell my boss I can change my plans if she wants me to so my time away overlaps with his.  She gets all weird about it and says I have to take my time off as scheduled. 

And then she makes a dig about how inconvenient it is when I take my vacation days!  

I told a friend about it and he said, “It would be so much more convenient if you just didn’t take the vacation time that you are given as part of your compensation. It’d be nice if you didn’t cash all of your pay checks, too.”

So, yeah, that part’s funny and all, but the thing that gets me is how I can NEVER predict how my boss will react to ANYTHING. It’s so damn weird.