Monday, July 14, 2008


I'm very excited

about this comic I just started reading.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Old-timey Puppy Fashions

Kate Blanchett may look devilishly alluring in her 16th-Century Sex outfit:

But we're all glad that Salem narrowly escaped the puppy version of this style statement earlier today:

We're in Boston visiting the ladies, and Eadie the cat scratched his little baby cornea last night! I took him to the vet this morning where he was forced to take 2 shots, some ointment in the eye, and worst (or best, depending on who you are), a thermometer up the butt!

My little darling is quite knackered on the duvet now, but at least his style is in tact.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

"Too many cells." -- Thanks for Nothing Pyongyang: A Feminist Tragicomedy

Grandpa told me that only a certain sort of lady drinks beer out of the bottle. Similarly, I believe only a certain kind of lady would bother writing about a difficulty with the Bush Administration on a blog. I'm keeping my ladyhood in tact today, but I am thinking it's a damn shame medicine is blocked from using stem cells and stem cell research to its fullest healing/prevention capacity.

Everyone's heard of the concept of cryogenically freezing one's dead body, and thanks to a recent This American Life episode, the topic may be fresh in our minds. Well, we might not all fancy the idea of being raised from the dead, but these people: Celle Client Testimonial are now helping women cryogenically freeze their own stem cells (from the cha cha, so to speak) that they may be able to use them to their future advantage in treating diseases like osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s that may spring up in themselves or family members.

Dang. Remember when the government froze Scully’s ovum on the X-Files? I do. Vital stem cell freezing is kind of like that but mostly better, because maybe now you won’t die super young. And omg, you can harvest them yourself, look:
I read this press release about it (note celle/c’elle as oh such a witty little triumph for some medical business advertiser):

Taking Control: Future Therapies for a Host of Serious Diseases May Be Found in Women's Menstrual Blood

July 07, 2008: 01:28 PM EST

OLDSMAR, Fla., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With today’s hectic lifestyle, where most women are juggling careers, family, relationships, and a host of activities, the idea of possibly facing a serious illness in the future is not something that readily comes to mind -- especially when a woman is in the prime of her life. But what most women don’t know, is that the key to treating a number of possibly life-threatening diseases that she, a parent, a sibling or even her children may face in later years, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, may be found within her own body -- in vital stem cells, which can now be harvested from her own menstrual blood.

Now, thanks to the revolutionary research and technology of C’elle, a service dedicated to providing women with a safe and easy method of collecting and preserving stem cells found in her menstrual fluid each month, even the busiest woman can take control of her future, right in the privacy of her own home. With C’elle’s non-invasive collection process, menstrual cells are processed and cryo-preserved (stored at a very low temperature) for potential cellular therapies that may be used in the future. These self-renewing cells one day may even be used for sports medicine or cosmeceutical treatments, such as anti-aging therapies.

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Sunday, July 6, 2008

LL cool L

I remember when we all discovered Dakota Fanning had a little sister. She contained that same precocious sass in half the space! In the toy dog world, you pay extra for less. Jessica Simpson has a younger, slightly uglier sister. We were delighted! The same goes for Brit, but she's been taunted enough.

Anyway, the news on everyone's lips is the recent "coming out" (no, I mean debutante-style) of Lindsay Lohan's 12 year old sister, Ali. Ali is being positioned to inherit the crown by her terrible mother, who will be her manager. She's already had a starring role in Lindsay's music video, Confessions Of A Broken Heart, based on their stormy relationship with 44-year-old father. One scene features a striken Ali pulling her hair out while her music-video-father punches her music-video-mother. Ahem.

In a recent interview, Lindsay said of Ali's performance: "I cried when I saw it. It is like therapy in a way." My therapy is trying to starve my dog so it will look smaller and cuter.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Oh, blog-o-sphere.

Mostly these days it is all puppy, puppy-face, making kissy face at puppy, hiking, biking and shows (no hiking and biking), brunches, coffees, reading about Mormons, accessorizing, and, of course, working at the Publishing course in the Journalism school. Besides my real job, I’m also doing some ChaCha guiding for cash. I’ve gotten so many people into it that now I get 10% of their earnings as well (not that it’s really any more than chump change, but at times I can be a simple, simple boy or girl).

It may already be obvious that I’m also doin’ a couple of sponsored blog posts heya and theya. It’s pretty cool because there are few things I do more of already than putz around on the internet, and now I can do that for bucks. The founder of this feast is payperpost.

I’m neutral about the morality of advertising at this point in my life (even sort of excited by its brand-face imaging. It’s like fashion and personal style, right? Oh…), so everybody is happy in this situation. It’s kind of great making weird fluff money on the internet, it kind of justifies freakishly gratuitous purchases like oh, I don’t know, a new ipod touch 16gb from amazon? Daaaaaaang gurl.