I thought I’d share what happened at my pre-op to give others an idea of what to expect.
For the last few weeks Wife and I have both been adding to a list of questions we had to ask today. We’ve both done research on our own, but we had some questions still. Most of them were just answered during the course of the appointment, but it was good to go in with a list. We use a family organizing app…
LOOK AT THESE ADORABLE PENGUINS IN SWEATERS. Doesn’t that one second from left have some style?
(h/t to The Book Maven for the link, and for a new reason to make Random Penguin jokes)
THAT ONE. THAT ONE SECOND FROM THE LEFT. THAT IS THE PENGUIN BOOKS LOGO.
IT’S A PENGUIN DRESSED AS A PENGUIN BOOK.
Tiny penguin sweaters!
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
"I wouldn’t let him eat his yogurt with a pizza cutter."
Submitted By: Nick L.
Location: California, United States
Anyway, here’s wonderwall
A former Miss Kentucky winner came forward as queer this past week as a response to a court ruling striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. She was Miss Kentucky in 2010 and finished in the top 10 in the Miss America pageant the next year.
I can’t do justice to her words with a summary, so here’s the best of it:
“I am queer,” wrote Djuan Trent on in a recent post on her blog, Life in 27. She then reported hearing many antigay comments in the wake of the federal judge’s ruling.
“What has prompted my writing today has been my questioning people’s constant assumption that a) I am hetero and b) I concur with their views,” she said.
It’s obvious to people who meet her that she’s black and a woman, she commented, “but sometimes, I forget to put the ‘QUEER’ stamp on my forehead on my way out the door in the mornings. So, on the mornings that I forget my stamp, I have realized that there is really no way for people to know that I disagree with their views or, even more so, to know that they are talking about me, unless I actually open my mouth and say it.”
She went on, “Ideally, I would love to one day live in a society where coming out is no longer necessary because we don’t make assumptions about one another’s sexuality and homophobia is laid to rest.” But society is not there yet, so she calls on others to make their presence known: “People can’t know that their best friend, brother, sister, co-worker, neighbor, news anchor, favorite singer, or local coffee shop barista is being oppressed and denied the rights [of] their heterosexual counterparts … unless you open your mouth and say it.”
You know what my favorite part of this is? “I am queer.” How often does anyone say that so bravely in the public eye? Congratulations to her!
”Now for the million dollar question.”
"Did you break the foot while riding the unicycle?"
"No, I didn’t."
"OH MAN, I thought I was going to have a great caption."
"Well, there is good news."
"I broke it playing Quidditch."