Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Dad



Another bad day with the dad and it's his birthday which makes me feel EXTRA bad that I'm so frustrated with him his FTD.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

blogging since I've got time :)

I'm at Rachel's place apartment-sitting while she is in FL for work (mostly, she's adding some extra days for fun). She's got a nice, little place (though pretty much vacant of important things like food, heat it would seem and shampoo lol) and one cute cat. He's adorable!

While apartment-sitting, I've been busy reading some of Rachel's books. I'm chewing right through Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. I'll say now that I think EVERY lady should read it for, if no other reason, some added confidence - confidence in herself, confidence in a good relationship (if she's got one) and the confidence to leave a loser a lone if need be. However, reading it also is making me terribly frustrated with the crap I've put up with. Next up? He's Just Not That Into You ... which I'm, of course, not looking forward to for the same reasons I'm disliking Act Like A Lady: I don't like the reality I'm getting checked with :o/

I've read it, but I've also brought along Redemption so I can underline, star and take notations.

Oh, and my junk for the brain is Dogs and Goddesses. Ridiculously silly, but every so often I need my fix of romance crap. I read See Jane Score recently - a good one, I thought, but then again it could have just been my recent (and equally silly) hockey crush. Jen = silly girl!

Retweets of the day, loves:
- Oh god, Dawn, I have that too!!!!! @sheglahs I got the rain flu:( Symptoms: Want to eat all day, stay in comfy clothes and nap

- Like this ~ RT @emptycages "I'm over here!" Why We Tweet - Pattrice Jones/SuperWeed

- RT @BFAS Hey DogTown fans, host a DogTown viewing party May 22 & get a chance to chat with Sherry & John. Details

- So sad ~ RT @sidewalkangels RT @petconnection this little guy just has a number - (you may need to refresh this site a couple times before it pops up - it was slow to load for me)

- RT @thenokillnation RT @kcdogblog Blogging 'Blaming the "irresponsible public"'

- !!! ~ RT @BlesstheBullys Please contact officials regarding pending Breed Specific Legislation & share the link:

- Mid day = Important RTs ~ RT @sidewalkangels RT @care2 RT @C2NN: A dog's broken heart; emotionally shutdown

- had to RT this ~ RT @homelessfrank half a sandwich should = a hand job, in my opinion

I plan on expanding some of these topics, of course, in future entries. Right now I'm busy looking up info and links of info about horse over-breeding and slaughtering, linked specifically with horse racing. Apartment-sitting is giving me lots of time to read sites and put together entries. I like it! :) Of course, I know my blogs aren't as opinion detailed as others. I like to present the info for people to decipher for themselves rather than present my own opinion. Maybe this is playing things safe, but I just like people to form their own thoughts too rather than rubbing certain groups the wrong way since there's always someone insulted when you speak opinions.

And, friends, I have a new obsession (if you haven't caught on yet):

Sign up to tweet along with me or keep track as much as you can on the site ... I'll be and have been) posting more often there than on here since it's so much shorter and easier. :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Stupid Vick and stupid people

What crap! Thankfully, I hear this isn't happening, but check it out all the same: "Michael Vick in Talks to Become PETA Spokesman"

"The disgraced one-time NFL superstar serving prison time for funding an illegal dog-fighting ring is primed to do public-service ads for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals upon his release later this month. According to three people with knowledge of the matter, the proposed endorsement is part of a comprehensive PR scheme aimed at rehabilitating the quarterback's image and gaining him readmission to the league that banned him from playing."

"'The bottom line is: Everybody knows he's going to apologize, go on Oprah and Larry King and say he did wrong, that he learned his lesson. But there's no reason for anybody to take his word for that based on the pattern of dishonesty and the severity of cruelty he took part in.'"

"'I will want to meet with Michael, I will want to meet with his people, I will want to meet with other professionals to understand: Does he understand the mistakes he made and is he genuine and have remorse for those actions, and is he prepared to handle himself differently going forward? That will ultimately be my decision,' Mr. Goodell told the AP."

This comes not long after some not so great comments about PETA too. I'll focus on this one:"The Butcher of Norfolk"

Also check out:

Here's a recent blog entry about the situation:

On a lighter note, to keep the animals in mind (and disregard the people willing to easily forgive or turn a blind eye), here's a video. Although there have been a great deal of attention drawn to them via articles and videos, here is a recent one about some of the dogs given a second chance at life - "Vicktims: Michael Vick's Dogs"