Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Why I couldn't vote for Rice

President Bush was supported and promoted by the Religious Right to achieve one objective and one objective only: To reverse Roe vs. Wade. Bush probably begged O'Connor to hold out into his second term to resign so he could replace her without having to jeopardize his re-election to a second term.

I am not a "pro-abortion" person. I don't sit around thinking that every woman should approach an unwanted pregnancy by running to the nearest clinic and have it removed. I'm aware that women do this, I'm not saying I promote abortion.

I am all about a woman having complete and total control over her own body. This is absolutely no one's business except hers and her doctor's. Bush has made it very clear that not only does he not agree with this thinking, he is going to do everything within his power to make sure the law steps in. It's like he's saying, you can make a lot of your own decisions little missy, but this big one doesn't belong to you. We're going to make sure that the only way out is to carry that baby to term, whether you like it or not. You do not matter here; you've stopped being and independent woman and are now a baby factory.

And what's worse is that the way South Dakota is framing the law is this. It's the doctor that would go to prison, not the woman. Why? Because they know she would risk prison for this right, it's so extremely personal. But a doctor would less likely be willing to go to jail for a stranger. So, they'll make it illegal to perform an abortion becuase if he is arrested, he cannot contest it on the grounds that she has the right to have one. A doctor would have to contest that he has the right to perform one which might be more difficult to win. I'm not an attorney but that is how I understand it would work.

I have for so long supported and loved Condoleeza Rice, but you know, she has supported Bush without a second thought. I can't vote for a woman who would not turn the other way from someone who has worked so feverishly, singlemindedly and forcibly to do this to women. What is it Bush says? You are either with us or against us.

When I look at Hillary, I suddenly realize that she is not manipulated by the religious right. She's not even manipulated by her own party. I don't think she is manipulated by any particular group. I do believe both she and Bill are owed a lot of favors by many many various people. Bill has more pull than any other Democratic figure. People will work to get her elected for a variety of reasons.

Who's pocket is she in, really? And who's in her pocket?

Monday, February 27, 2006

An observation - the power of a common enemy

I read an interesting article this afternoon where Hillary Clinton was quoted that Karl Rove is obsessed with her running for office. You know, I think she's right. For the longest time, Republicans at almost every level have hated Hillary Clinton. Karl Rove is a very very smart and strategic man. The Republicans have two challenges ahead of them.

They need to regain the constituents they lost as a result of Bush's policies and they need to collect funds. How clever to use Republicans hatred toward Hillary to gather a momentum for support and funds.

I have for a very very long time been one of those Republicans who hated Hillary; anyone who knows me, knows how little I have trusted her. And today, as I was reading that article, I realized I didn't hate her nearly as much as Bush. During brunch with my friends this Sunday, Bill Clinton came up as a topic. I disliked BC but I didn't hate him as much as Bush. I don't think I've felt so angry towards any President.

So, I can honestly say that if Hillary runs for office, I can visualize myself voting for her and actually feeling ok about it. She is probably the only Democrat I could vote for. I don't like anyone else because I don't think they are strong or focused enough for the office. She couldn't be nearly as bad as Bush.

I wonder if other women share the same change as I have? Have other women started off not trusting her or resisting her and then after the crap Bush has pulled on us feel a change of heart. I'd really like to know.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Mellinium Falcon or Moya's Farscape - MF indeed

I discovered this on Elizabeth's blog and took the test. Results below. It says I also scord 100% for the Mellinium Falcon, too. I love Hans Solo!
You scored as Moya (Farscape). You are surrounded by muppets. But that is okay because they are your friends and have shown many times that they can be trusted. Now if only you could stop being bothered about wormholes.

Moya (Farscape)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Serenity (Firefly)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics)
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Friday, February 17, 2006

Simon Cowell, what is the deal?

Ok, Guys, what is going on? A few months back I recounted a dream I had where I was taking a law class and Simon Cowell was the instructor. Ok, no big deal, it happpens, right?

Well last night, I had another dream about Simon. This time I dreamed that he was trying to get me to go out with him. I was playing "hard to get" to a degree. There was major chemistry between us. He was funny, witty, extremely intelligent and engaging. I am going nuts! I like American Idol, it's ok, but I don't like it that much. The wierd thing is that the dream seemed so incredibly real!

What is going on? Why do I keep dreaming about him!

Thursday, February 16, 2006


My maid came today!

My apartment is so clean. She called me at work and told me she wasn't able to do everything. I guess my apartment was dirtier than I thought.... :( I was embarrassed because she had been here for 3 hours when she told me she would have to leave.

But also, she is very slow, which is why I wanted her. She cleans our office and I've seen how she works. I've had maids in the past who were fast and they broke my stuff. So my colleagues told me not to worry, she is very slow.

Anyway, I'm home and my place looks great!!!! I'm so happy. I can see where she needs to do more, but it's cool. She'll pick it up next time she comes. I'm really very pleased to have such a clean place.

I'm doin' the happy dance!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

My Valentine's Day

We have the sweetest guy in our office, Eric. I love him to pieces. I don't know if I've ever mentioned him before but he is one of those people you wish you could shrink and carry around in your pocket with you. I absolutely adore him.

He sends cards on Halloween and brings little trinkets to each of us to express how much he likes working with us. So, today, he brought each of us a Valentine's Day gift....... yes, Eric brought us each a battery powered toothbrush. Not just any battery powered toothbrush, an Oral B one. We each got a different color toothbrush presented with a bright red bow around the package. He really is a cutie pie.

And then, there's Philip. Every other year, he sends me flowers. So, this was the year. We don't date and I rarely see him. He has just decided that I am someone he wants to send flowers to. I think that is such a sweet gesture. I've met other women who receive flowers from him and they just don't get it. They worry he wants something from them.

And ironically, my friend, Kathy brought me a bouquet of flowers last week in celebration of my news at work. So, I had a lot of flowers at my desk. You would think I was in the hospital or something.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Return to Sender and other stuff

Ok, guys, I have a question. I hate shredding the crap that I get in the mail. You know, the credit card invitations that are unsolicited. Yes, I've been stuffing the prepaid envelopes and mailing them back but I'm getting tired of doing that.

So, I'm wondering, if I write "return to sender" will that actually send the crap back to the companies? Or, since they are mailed out as bulk mail, will it just end up in some bin at the post office? In other words, does the bulk mail postage pay for return to sender?

Next, did anyone watch Extreme Home Makeover tonight? Who's the Tom Cruise look-alike guy? Does he look like Tom Cruise to ya'll or is it just me?

I'm starting maid service this week. I'm so happy about doing this, I've needed it for some time. Maybe when I start making lots of money, I can hire a personal assistant! I really need one. So, I've spent the day cleaning and organizing my apartment. Isn't that funny? I'm cleaning my apartment for the maid. Ha! that's funny.

Peace out.

Step a little closer, pretty please, so I can rip your face off!

Well. As my previous post and comments have suggested, my high prolactin has affected me in that I have not had periods in almost 5 years. So, it's good news that there isn't a tumor. Very good news. The doctor has put me on a medication called Dostinex.

I do believe it is hormone related. It may be more dopamine related but I'm not sure. My understanding is that this drug has a couple of uses but in my case, it is being used to bring down the prolactin in my body so that my body can begin to act like a woman's body once again.

Well, I think it's working because I seem to be experiencing what I remember to be PMS. I am experiencing some crazy mood swings today but most notably is that I really want to punch someone's lights out. It's been so long ago, I'm not sure I remember what PMS is like.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

More Good News

I don't know where to begin exactly, so I'll begin by saying I have a high prolactin count. I've known for a very long time and for reasons that would take forever to explain, I haven't been able to do anything about it until now. Actually, it wasn't until 6 months ago that I was alerted that I needed to do anything about it but I didn't have the money.

For those of you that don't know, high prolactin most often is an indicator that there could be a tumor in/on the pituitary gland which is located just below the base of the brain directly behind the nose and right between the eyes. Other causes could be thyroid related, I believe.

So, about a week or so ago, I went to an Endocrinologist and had blood work done for my thyroid, then I went to St. Lukes and had an MRI done. It's really cool because they gave me a CD of my images with a viewer included. So I got to see the images before my doctor did. I reviewed them and reviewed them and couldn't find anything.

I heard from my doctor and apparently they didn't find anything either. So, good news is, no tumor. And my blood work came back ok. So what's causing the high prolactin?

Don't know. Doctor is working on it.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

First Reading

I went to dinner last night with my neighbor friend, Dawn, to celebrate my news. I really like her and think she is a neat person to know and hang with. I hope we grow to be very old friends.

Anyway, she asked me to read her cards. Yikes! I've never read anyone else's cards, I've only done it for myself. I'm so nervous reading for someone else because I don't trust my interpretation of the future in the cards. What if I interpret them wrong and the other person makes decisions based on it?

I agreed to do it and told her I would be referring to my book a lot because I wanted to be sure I was doing it right. She seemed ok with that and trusted my judgement.

So, I gave my first reading and when all was said and done, it made sense and she told me it was very accurate in terms of where she was and what it said of her past. So, now we'll see how the future unfolds and if I got it right.

I wonder if I have the gift.....

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Happy moments

The company I work with is a start up company. We officially started in January of 2005 but I came on board in November 2004 to get us all set up so we could get started at doing our business. We are a real estate office and we specialize in leasing. We are developing a fabulous reputation in the Houston area and it's time we start doing home sales as well.

The president of our company called me into his office this morning. They are making me a partner and allowing me to open up their home sales office and they want me to be the presiding broker. I am so excited about this I can hardly contain myself.

I'm telling you, I am the Queen of Wands.