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17th-Jun-2009 10:48 pm - WTF is wrong with THIS picture?!
Okay, our health care in the US is some of the worst, and insurance does it's best to pay for as little as they can get away with. My to-be-sister-in-law is disabled and on Medicaid (called Title 19 here). She's supposed to be on one medication to help her (Lexapro), but that wasn't quite enough, so she was prescribed something to work with it (Abilify) that helped her completely. Then, insurance told her they wouldn't cover both drugs together and she was unable to get her Lexapro last month as they deemed Abilify was good enough. Problem - Abilify will not work at ALL without an anti-depressant like Lexapro. So she was left to spend the month without anything.

Tell me... WHAT THE FUCK was someone thinking when they made THIS wonderful decision?!?!
17th-Jun-2009 10:28 pm - Writer's Block: Conversion Rate
Have you ever considered converting to another religion?
I can say, without a doubt YES - in fact I did just that.

I was raised Catholic, in fact I went to a Catholic school for several years where I also was a server (we had servers instead of alter-boys). I rather enjoyed that school, and that church but as much as I enjoyed it and the people there something about it never fully felt right, no matter how much I tried to throw myself into it.

I had multiple conversations with one of the priests there about that very thing. He understood how I felt, but hooped that I would find my connection with God and the church.

It never happened. In fact, when I moved my distance from them grew as well. Now, it's not as if I completely dis-believe in "God"... because that's not actually true. Anyway, I spent a number of years studying various religions; partly because religion has always fascinated me but partly because deep down I was looking for something that felt... right.

Finally, I found it. Some call it Wicca, I'm not sure if that's exactly the right name for it though as what I found a connection with isn't this newly born faith... I also do not blindly agree with everything that is Gardner, and some feel that this means that I am NOT in fact Wiccan. Okay, whatever. I can accept that just fine. Like I said, what I found my place with is FAR older then Wicca (and Wicca, like it or not, is pretty damned new).

But, I cannot call myself a Catholic anymore... or even a Christian for that matter...
19th-May-2009 10:51 am - Smoke Free Bullshit
Well, it's passed. Wisconsin has just passed a statewide smoking ban on ALL workplaces, including bars and restaurants. It's bullshit. First a HUGE tax hike on cigarettes and now this? Now, before I continue my rant I should state for the record that I am a former smoker. I have officially quit smoking and have been smoke free for 5 weeks now (thanks to Chantix). My decision to quit had NOTHING to do with the price of smokes or this ban but more for my own health and happiness. I'm glad I did it, and my other half has declared that he's quitting now too (he thinks with me not smoking it will be easier on him - and it might be). That said, I STILL think this ban is fucking unfair as hell. It is going to serious hinder if not completely destroy many small business in the area. I have NO problem with an establishment deciding of it's own accord to be smoke free, more power to them if they know their clientele is strong enough to support such a move. But what about those places where the clientele is almost exclusively smokers? How are THEY expected to stay afloat? As if the crappy economy wasn't bad enough, to add this on top of everything... I'll say this much, I'm glad I hadn't tried to open the pub I wanted to open... Wisconsin is clearly NOT a place for my business

It's just...


*coughs* Uhem... sorry about that...
Anyway, TTFN...

31st-Mar-2009 09:08 pm - WTF?!?
I was watchingAmerican Idol tonight like I do most nights and when it was over I had planned on checking out Osbournes: Reloaded like I'm sure so many others had planned to do. Now, apparently there was something in the news the other night about this, however as I don't always watch the news I didn't know until tonight about the decision until tonight...

WITI, the Milwaukee FOX station has decided to impose it's morality on it's viewers and not air the show until 1am. Now, I can still watch the show at this time as I'm usually up... but not everyone is and not everyone has a DVR to record it to watch later. I am outraged at the station's deciding what is right and wrong to watch. I am even more outraged at the attitude that this decision was announced tonight. Luckily, I live in an area just outside the city and pick up other FOX stations beyond Milwaukee's... stations that aren't determined to try and tell me how to live my life.

I wrote a letter to them...

I am disappointed with WITI's decision to not air The Osbournes until a much later time slot. This morality decision is one that makes me uncomfortable and at the same time glad that I have cable access to different FOX stations so that I will no longer have to endure WITI's mandates of what is or is not acceptable. The public is more then capable of deciding what is or is not appropriate for them and their families to watch.

Worse than this decision, was the wording and tone with which the announcement was made tonight. The accusing and snobbish tone with which this decision was voiced tonight was appalling.

I understand how important an issue like the one discussed in the town hall is; and do not have a problem with a show being bumped for special circumstances. However, to declare that the show that was bumped is not appropriate for your viewing audience is to assume a responsibility that does not belong to you.

Again, I am thrilled that I will not have to watch your station to see the shows I want because after that I will not do so again.

This kind of this ALWAYS pisses me off...
25th-Jan-2009 09:18 pm - I'm sorry
I know... I'm bad... I don't write anything worth while near often enough. I don't have a whole lot of people that actually stop to read anything I have to say... but, for those that do... I promise I'm still alive and kicking. I thought I'd give a brief update as to what's been going on for me.

I'm in the process of trying again to get approved for disability. It's proving to be a bit of a pain in the ass, but luckily I'm stubborn and persistent.

My doctor has finally conceded and is trying me on Adderall which seems to be helping a little bit - when I remember to take it.

I've been spending a lot of time working on a couple of websites, one for a friend of mine to host her stories and poetry and one for my World of Warcraft guild.

MOST of my time is spent doing one of a few things; playing World of Warcraft, role playing at either my game (The Hidden) or the game which my other half runs (Deep Legacy); playing PS2 (mostly Suikoden 5 right now); working on a new script; OR... and this one is the one that takes up MOST of my time as of late, working on my artwork...

Yes, I have a new art outlet. My drawing skills are vastly below par and below what I'm really comfortable sharing. But, I've been (since Sept of '08) playing with Daz Studio which is a 3D rendering program similar to Poser only free. For anyone that wants to SEE my artwork, just look at my DA site: http://chellethecat.deviantart.com

So... yeah, that's roughly what I've been up to. Nothing much, and only the artwork is even close to being impressive if I do say so myself.
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