April 6th, 2006

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One of the TV channels I watch a lot (I think Animal Planet) airs eHarmony commercials all the time. Am I the only one who is completely turned off by the fact that the ads' testimonials are exclusively heterosexual couples? Or am I too sensitive? They're all there slobbering over one another and their perfect love, how they're married, etc. I finally went to their web site and, just like with the ads, I picked up this smarmy, Christian vibe that gives me the willies. Maybe I'm just so used to online dating services being out there to recruit the queer market that I find this straights-only approach jarring. Or maybe it really is a Christian company. I do know I can't find any same-sex couples on their site. Not that there's anything wrong with straight couples in love and getting married, I just find something about eHarmony's marketing creepy.
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F*in pollen

This MIGHT explain why I've felt so ASS lately:

Atlantans sniffle, suffer as pollen count soars early

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 04/07/06

The Atlanta area's notorious allergy season has blossomed big time, filling doctors' offices with sniffling, miserable people, shocking Yankee transplants and threatening to become the worst spring on record for people sensitive to homegrown pollens.

Early this week, the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic recorded the second-highest pollen count since it began measuring the irritants in 1995. Monday's reading was 5,861, compared with 6,013 on April 12, 1999.

More here...

Please note, we are talking readings in the THOUSANDS. Never saw readings above 1000 (except for pine pollen) before I moved here.

Ugh. I've been hot, thirsty and hocking up crap for the past few days. Also itchy and my eyes hurt. I'm on an allergy med, but it's Singulair, which takes care of my lungs but not my nose, eyes, skin, etc. Got to get to CVS and take up that standing prescription I have for Allegra. Even if I just take it for a MONTH!

Randomosity - 5 Things

To keep myself from posting like 10 times, let me just throw out random things.

1) Walking to get coffee this morning, noted the following headline in the local daily paper:

Family relived other kids didn't eat crack

Now, is it me, or is there some OTHER way they could have phrased this? (The story relates to an incident where a local baby ate "crack candy" and died.)

2) Just watched some highlights of Jason and the Argonauts, which I got Caleb for his birthday. It ROCKS. Ray Harryhausen rules... and OMG, I want to be THAT Medea for Halloween!

3) At work, I've been faring well with my assignment of converting a static HTML site to RedDot. What really surprises me is how much technical knowledge I've had to pull out of my butt. To do what I'm doing, I have to be able to dissect and stitch together scripts, stylesheets, and all this RedDot crap I just learned. But I'm doing it!

4) Finally got myself to the supermarket today and got $80 worth of stuff, which is a LOT for me. About 1/2 of it was fruits and vegetables (although that was less than half the cost, as that stuff is so much cheaper than processed). Off the top of my head, for me and the guinea pigs, I got: 2 red bell peppers, 2 green peppers, 3 vine tomatoes, 2 bags mixed greens, bunch spinach, 3 organic Granny Smith apples, 3 organic Fuji apples, huge bag of grapes, 3 pickling cucumbers, celery, 10 slices of pineapple, and a lb. of baby portabella mushrooms. And a fruit smoothie! Not been having enough fresh produce lately, so I had to make up for it.

5) Every night and every morning there's a new routine between Luckie and me: She hops up to the bed, I grab her and hold her to my chest, between/on my boobs, and rub her ears 'til she's purring like a car. She looooooooves having her ears rubbed. I scritch under her chin, too, and she is in heaven. So she's even more motivated to come see me in bed than she was before. (And BTW, she just appeared and squeaked the way she always does when she's distressed I'm not in bed yet. She is SUCH a nag!)

Guess that was my cue. Yeah, definiteley, she's sitting on the scanner giving me the evil eye like I am SUCH a bad human. Bad, bad! Lazy! Not catering to the feline need!