January 2007

I want to go here! While I’m there, might as well stay in the Ice Hotel!





Ice Hotel:




They have either warm or cold accomodations and for a single room De Luxe Suite Mon-Wed, you would be looking at around $671.29 or 4670 SEK (Swedish Kronor).  Not too bad!


I’ve been studying different procedures for permanent sterilization this morning and found there is more than just the option of “getting your tubes tied”. There is a non-invasive procedure (depending on what you consider non-invasive) where they just stick a spring in each of your tubes and over a 3 month period, scar tissue forms over the springs causing the pathway to be blocked. It’s pretty nifty really.


The tubal ligation however, requires 2 small incisions on your stomach which I’m not cool with….I just don’t want to be cut and poked around in, that’s all.

The wording in one paragraph made me chuckle:

What To Think About

“…..Your sexual desires will not change, although you may feel more relaxed about having sex because you don’t have to worry about becoming pregnant.”

Hahah! I’ll take it!

I thought perhaps I’d start posting on an intermittent basis, my favorite comic strip to share. Enjoy!

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @ Explosm.net


It’s almost like you had it planned

it’s like you smiled and shook my hand and said “Hey, I’m about to screw you over”

Big time.

And what was I supposed to do?

I was stuck in between you in a hard place

we won’t talk about, the hard place

but I don’t blame you anymore

that’s too much pain to store

it left me hefted, inside my head

and boy, lookin’ back I see I’m not the girl I used to be

when I lost my mind it saved my life

It’s how you wanted it to be

It’s like you played a joke on me, and I lost a friend in the end

and I think I cried for days, but now that seems like years away

and I’m never goin’ back, to who I was

‘Cause I don’t blame you anymore

there’s too much pain to store

it left me hefted, inside my head

and boy, lookin’ back I see, I’m not the girl I used to be

when I lost my mind it saved my life

I think I cried for days, but that seems like years away

and I’m never goin’ back to who I was…..

I don’t know how else to describe my feelings this morning. Simply distressed. I nearly broke to tears driving to work this morning from mere being around these people, these attitudes, this lifestyle, this go-go-go, the get the fuck out of my way driving style, just everything. I’m sick of not making any money, I’m tired of trying to be like ‘one of the team’, tired of being pushed around and talked to like I’m not worth dirt, and I’m tired of being drug along at work. I’m fed up with being told that I’ll be put on permanently and trust me on this point, I’m not just whining about it here, I will certainly be bringing it up again this week. For what…um, the 5th time in a 4-5 month time frame? I just cashed out 2/3 of my check today on bills and it’s on to waiting for next weeks check. I should just go get a second job and stop worrying about how little time I’ll see my boyfriend. Either way, second job or none, I’ll still be stressed.

I’m just sick and tired of absolutely everything out here I barely can keep myself together at times, then I chide myself later for being a pussy and tell myself “Suck it up and shut up. You’re in it so get over it.” That’s exactly what I’d be told by my parents so they did well instilling such things into me. I just want to curl up in a ball and turn the lights off for awhile, fall into a slumber with no dreams, no thoughts, and no bothers. I can’t imagine I’m the only one that wishes that from time to time.

By Michael Crichton.


I read this book over the weekend and it was great to say the least! I never thought to pick up a Crichton book. In the past I’ve mostly read fantasy books with mages, dragons, and sorceresses, or books about neurology, biology, and social sciences.

This “State of Fear” is a fictional book but emphasizes a true phenomenon, a way of controlling society with an idea (usually on unproven ground) and then utilizing the media to create a state of fear. Example: Eugenics back in the early years of the century, a highly disturbing way of thinking to say the least. I am however, unsure of his statement of benzene…something along the lines of it being ok or harmless? As I understand it, benzene can cause dizziness, convulsions, rapid heart rate, and death. I have yet to find any site describing it otherwise.  I am also finding a lot of bashing of this book by sites like <a href=”http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/fcrichton.asp”>NRDC</a&gt;, and though I understand that this book is clearly fiction, there are real graphs in the book from real government sites regarding weather and climate.  I mean….I’m definitely going to have to dig on this one.  I’m always a skeptic…..

The book itself was based on the “threat” of global warming, which apparently to this day is not a proven problem, or impending catastrophe as some might say. I personally was one that thought global warming did exist in the sense that we were destroying the earth, the atmosphere, and that eventually everything would die out. Quite the contrary….it seems that there are constant trends throughout earths history that show cold to warm, warm to cold. Antarctica itself is actually getting thicker and colder.

Quote: “We are also in the midst of a natural warming trend that began about 1850, as we emerged from a four-hundred-year old cold spell known as the “Little Ice Age.” end quote. See Author’s Note in this link.

Anyway, there is a ton more to ponder from this book and I found it quite intriguing! If you don’t mind 600 odd pages, I highly recommend it, and to come to your own conclusions at the end of course!

For some time now I’ve been confused and mildy concerned that maybe, just maybe my speedometer hasn’t been working properly but the more I think about it the more that is least likely the case. If it were not working right, it would have to be off by over 10 mph and that’s just nuts. You see, people pass me like crazy on my way to work and I know people speed around here, but everyone passing me is a bit strange I think. So, this morning I said screw it and pushed the pedal down to catch up with everyone and lo and behold, I was going 75-80! In a 55 mph zone!! What the hell is wrong with you people? What is so important at 8am that you need to be doing 20+ over the speed limit? Are you in such bad standing at your job that can’t afford to be late once or twice? Are you so concerned to get to you ball and chain that you have Mario Andretti your ass up there? Is it just that you want to be ahead of everyone? I notice that people out here will pass you for no apparent reason at times, other than they just don’t like to be behind anyone. Strange. Sounds like a complex to me!

Oh and de-de-de-deh! Music please…..Well I was going to post theNFL theme song here, but can’t figure it out yet for wordpress. Here is the link, enjoy!
NFL Theme Song!!!

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