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Movie trailer courtesy of Girls’ Club Entertainment. Highlights the disservice and misrepresentation (pun intended of course) our culture and, by extension, our media do to ¬†young women and men. I may not agree with 100% of it but 99% is pretty spot on according to various media studies.

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It’s time for an update as a lot has happened in the past month and a half. Where to start…

Charlie and I have successfully moved from Clearwater to Orlando. Unfortunately, we do not have jobs yet, but we will soon, hopefully…if anyone has any leads in the metro-Orlando area please send them by my way. Job leads dealing with computers and communication (pr, event planning, writing) are always appreciated.

The new apartment is pretty nice. It’s called Vintage on the Green or Knightsbridge depending on who you ask.

The only downfall is that we are just 2 miles from a coal power plant.
I haven’t found any news articles that say it is a health hazard…yet…but to be safe we are not drinking the water at my grandmother’s request. :o)

 

So, you may be asking why I left a good paying job and moved to Orlando? For starters, Charlie is finishing up his bachelors at UCF and so it was necessary to move as we share one car and that commute would have been brutal. AND my job was affecting my health. The politics (and I mean more than the usual …even more than academia) and CONSTANTLY being thrown under the bus were causing undue stress and my body was reacting. At the same time, I was undergoing tons of MRIs and testing to see why I had lost my eyesight in my right eye. I looked like a pirate for a while there. Turns out that I do have Multiple Sclerosis and the stress from work was causing me to replapse and could possibly cause permanent damage. For right now, this blog will be available only to those people on the list. lol, that sounds like I own some schwanky night club. Employers can see this if I make it public and I don’t want anyone to think I am incapable of doing the job. I have dealt with stress almost all of my 27 years and I know my limits. I was doing my job well, my boss can atest to that, but I was getting sick and so something had to give.

Well, now I am on “Rebif” medication to control the MS and hopefully it will also control any future relapses. All of the MRIs did not show any lesions, which is fantastic and which means that I am catching this very early. The doctor diagnosed me based on the fact that I have oligoclonal bands in my spinal fluid and have experienced two different symptoms unexplainable by anything else – loss of use of my legs and loss of vision in one eye (optic neuritis). There have been no long term studies on the effects of this drug so we will just have to see where it takes me. I’m positive though and I appreciate all the support that my friends and family have given and will continue to give. I took my first dose yesterday and did not receive any side effects. Yay!! The drug has an auto injector device that reminds us of the injector things in Star Trek so the 3x’s a week injections aren’t so bad. :o)

Well, that’s pretty much the biggest parts of the update. I will write more when I don’t have a pressing need to find a job.

Oh! And please feel free to ask any questions about MS if you would like. I’ll post a short video with general information if you want to get an idea. Hope all is well with everyone out there!

Monday, January 8th … but it’s never too early to trash talk, right?

Very beautiful.
A Flatpack Project by John Haddon

Salvador Dali and Walt Disney…most were never finished



Ok, don’t anyone get their panties all up in a wad. Click to view or not, it’s your choice to view and mine to post and I thought it was interesting.
Is the US heading towards fascism?
And to keep it fair and balanced, I tried very hard to find a retort from some pro-War, pro-Bush folks on YouTube and Google video. I typed, Bush is right, War in Iraq necessary, American freedom even I love George Bush (wow, that was hard to write for me…) but honestly all I could find were videos lambasting Bush and the War…looks like the conservatives may have the tv and radio but the liberals are winning the Internet. Just an observation. However, I did find this gem and thought I would share. Again, click if you want but don’t send me any hate mail for showing both sides. I like the “nanny, nanny boo boo” undertone and can we say “We didn’t start the fire”? :o)
Bush was Right!

I was transfixed…fascinating! I felt like this could work in a baby einstein movie. Have you ever watched one? They mesmerize me…

“Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase”

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