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Mom's Journal

Obey Your Mother

I was invited but decided not to go
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I was invited to a Halloween party tonight and I wanted to go, but it was about an hour and a half drive away and, while I could come up with a costume, my diabetes is acting up and I felt like shit. So I didn't go. I feel terrible about it.

I don't know if Yates is still on LJ, but I'm so sorry Yates.

How to post to Facebook without causing drama
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There are certain subjects you should not mention:

1. Gamergate
2. Palestine
3. Criticism of Richard Dawkins
4. Feminism
5. Hobby Lobby
6. Did I mention Feminism?
7. Veganism
8. Treyvon Martin
9. Obamacare
10. Muslims
11. Atheism Plus
12. Central American children in the United States
13. Guns Rights
14. That fat people are worthwhile
15. Rebecca Watson
16. Ebola
17. Renee Zellweger's new face
18. Global Warming

Can you think of any others?

McMansions R Us
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It seems like about 1/3 of the people in my neighborhood are selling out to developers, who are tearing down these great historical mid-century ranch houses with hardwood floors and knotty pine beamed ceilings and building these huge modern monstrosities that hug the edges of their half-acre properties and are clear-cutting big 60+ years old trees to boot, because my stupid developer-led town only charges $2000 for clearcutting.

They want us out. We keep getting postcards and letters in the mail, offering easy buy-outs. I don't want to go.

This is not my house, but it is typical of houses in my neighborhood. This house is for sale. It is not long for this world.

A drew valley ranch

Stupid diabetes
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I'm supposed to go back in at the end of this month. I hope I can get medications changed. I'm hating all these spikes in BS. I had too many lentils.

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Hospital billsWow, that all-day class I took for diabetes last month--the total for that was $1168.18, and the one-hour follow-up came to $300.35. Fortunately my insurance adjusted it all down but I still have to come up with $327.47.

I haven't had much work coming in. I wonder if I can call them and make payments? Or else, it's all going on the credit card. I'll call on Monday.

Oh well, it could have been worse. And I am working so hard to heal myself. My goal is to not have detectable diabetes by this time next year!

Homeless dude
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CAL1110-MKHOMELESS2Maia wanted me to take her to Sugar Shack so she could get a muffin, and a guy came up to me with some cockamamie story about how he needed gas to get to Emory. I usually try to help out people when I can, because who knows when it will happen to me? But I gave him my last two dollars and thought, man, why am I doing this?

I don't want to hear anything from anyone telling me I am a sucker. I know I probably am, but I also know what it's like to have NOTHING, and to be close to living on the streets, so I don't judge and give when I can.

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Dwight and I have been married 32 years today. Coincidentally, our daughter Halley was conceived 30 years ago today.

We've both been married a lot longer than we were previously alive. We met each other one month before we moved in together, and lived together five months before we tied the knot. It was love at first sight when we first met.

I don't know the secret of a long marriage, but it's like we are related or something. I can't imagine ever leaving him.

I don't know if we are going out for dinner tonight or not. We are broke and I have problems with blood sugar spiking (I have type 2 diabetes), so I'm kind of scared to go out. But I went to Trader Joe's yesterday and got some good food we can have and we can make popcorn and watch Scandal or something!

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If I had a job or went to school where I had to ride Marta, I would walk as it's a beautiful day. It's only 2 miles or so. Just sayin'.

Oh well, gotta drive to Marta to pick up my kid.

I kind of like it that Livejournal is sort of dead
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Back in the day, if I said anything on my LJ that could be interpreted as the slightest bit emo, I would get called, yo! It was embarrassing.

Now I can bitch to my heart's content and nobody gives a shit.

More on Ello
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I just found out that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has an account on Ello. (@markzuckerberg)

This is a suggested slogan for Ello from him: "Ello: the Bitcoin of social media"

He's wrong though. It's more like the Google Wave of social media. But we'll see....


More bonmots from Zuckerman:

"People who don't use their real names on Ello lack integrity."

"This all looks interesting so far. Maybe I'll buy it."

"I guess many of you can't help but wonder if I'll turn out to be the real Mark Zuckerberg.

Which is funny, because I can't help but wonder if this will turn out to be a real social media platform.

Weird, right?"

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