Monday, February 28, 2011

Survey!


I’m totally stealing this meme from AmazingGreis.

1. Do you have any scars? If so, pick one and explain how you got it.

I've got a scar on my knuckle from 10th grade shop class and a scar on my knee from snorkeling in Hawaii when I was 11

2. What is your favorite place?

A few years ago I would have said summer camp, But now my own apartment is my favorite place. God, that's lame.

3. Do you snore, grind your teeth, or talk in your sleep?

When I was at VU, I slept walked for a semester, and I have been known to talk in my sleep. I snore if I'm sick.

4. What type of music do you listen to?

Right now, I'm on a P!nk and Glee music kick- Cause they totally have so much in common.

5. What time were you born?

I think I was born at 7something am.

6. What do you want more than anything right now?

To get my car back and go back to Btown.

7. What do you miss?

I miss my big king size bed. It's really weird to a) sleep alone and b) sleep in a twin sized bed at this point.

8. What is/are your most prized possession(s)?

My laptop, but that might come to be replaced with my new electric mixer with time

9. How tall are you?

5’4?

10. Do you get claustrophobic?

No.

11. Do you get scared in the dark?

No.

12. Who was the last person to make you cry?

I honestly don't know

13. What’s your worst fear?

Death of a loved one.

14. What kind of hair/eye color do you like on people who you’re attracted to?

Dark hair, light eyes. That said my boyfriend has blond hair.

15. What is your favorite color?

Purple

16. Do you like coffee or energy drinks?

Nah.

17. What is your favorite pizza topping?

Black Olives, chicken, ham, pepperoni, feta cheese

18. If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?

Alfredo Pizza- that's in my fridge in my apartment

19. Have you ever eaten a goldfish?

No, not the kind that swims around. I like the crackers though.

20. What is your favorite clothing brand?

My favorite brand for jeans is Delias. Beyond that I'm not too loyal to any one brand.

21. Do you have a pet?

I have a dog, Gerrard, at home.

You're beautful.

Hey you. Yeah you. You're beautiful and worthwhile. Don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tampon Fibers

There was a video posted recently by a menstrual cup company, Lunette that brought attention to the fibers left behind by conventional tampons.

The company took three different tampon brands and 3 wine glasses filled with water and dipped the tampons into the wine glasses and pulled them back out and focused on the fibers left behind by the tampon.

I admit, the video gives me the heeby jeebies, but what it fails to bring home is the question, do those fibers do any harm, or is Lunette just scaremongering people into buy menstrual cups. There are women who claim that fibers from tampons have traveled up their vagina, through their cervix and into their uterus and cause problems. I find that really unlikely. I would think that, especially on your period that gravity and menstrual blood/vaginal discharge would sweep those fibers right on out of the vagina.

I would love to see Lunette add a bit of context to that video, and cite some reliable sources that say that those fibers cause problems for enough women to make a difference. You might be thinking, that every woman makes a difference and she does. But if one woman in a thousand women have tampon fibers that fuse together and travel up the cervix into the uterus- then that isn't exactly something I'd really worry about.

So in closing, Lunette should add some context, or stop scaremongering because that isn't the right way to gain menstrual cup users.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On Love

"We accept the Love we think we deserve."

I've probably posted this before, but I wanted to post it again. I've recently had a very good friend tell me that he didn't think he deserve to be cared for. It truly makes me very sad that he doesn't think he deserves as much love as everyone else.

I do know though that it isn't within my power to change how he sees himself though. It's something he has to do. Though I think that he'll be stronger when he really realizes what he does deserve.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Blackbird: The African American Internet browser.

I present to you Blackbird:African American Browser,community, culture, social networking,bookmarking, news and events.

And these are all the things it offers it users.

Black Search, Black News Ticker,Black bookmarks, Black videos,local business search,email manager,social network manager, and a job search tool.

Because clearly all black people are on the same social networks, read the same news, search for the same stuff, watch the same videos and bookmark the same stuff right? This also bothers me because it assumes that all "blacks" are African-American and their not. They're from the Caribbean, and Europe, and the Middle East, and Africa, of course.

As if we need more race dividers in this world.