Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Prop 37 - Why Do You Want To Know What You're Eating When Corporations Are Happy To Decide For You?!

If you want to read the full text of Proposition 37 and see how much money has been raised and by whom, check out

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupy OC - Irvine (10/15/11)


Thursday, March 3, 2011


I'm on a diet right now but I just figured out what I'll be eating the first day off the diet - Ben & Jerry's newest Fair Trade flavor, Late Night Snack!

Fair Trade is near and dear to my heart and ice cream is near and dear to my a&&, hips and thighs!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


A little tip, before you start walking your fat ass for miles and miles, go get a pedicure! You are welcome.

I, being a bit too chintzy these days, have not had a professional pedicure in a while. I have been giving them to myself. My chintzy ways included toenail clipping when I realized I could provide cover to a small mouse family under the length of my big toe.

Apparently I lost focus somewhere along the line of piggies and let my "little" toe (truthfully, my "little" toe is a misnomer - it's really a toe that, on a good day, looks like a squished stuffed Italian sausage, sweet, not the spicy variety!), grow to it's heart's content.

My little piggy now looks like this (it's not really this fuzzy, that's a result of being too lazy to pull a real camera out):

I walked/hobbled on my Sunday walk with it like this, I tried yesterday but oy vey it hurt too much so I took a break.

The picture is what it looks like today after a day of rest. So, don't think I'll be walking again today. Hopefully, I be back in full swing tomorrow!

Friday, January 21, 2011


I am going to lose 20 pounds.

I have been asked to do something, but that something requires me to lose a little weight. I could stand to lose more (a lot, a lot a lot more!!) but I've got to lose 20 for this something!

I am a very happy person. I like who I am regardless of the size of my behind.

I am not a happy exerciser. I HATE it.

So, I am hoping that if I publish what I am doing every day, perhaps that embarrassment of not following through will keep me on track.

I've added a little area over there on the right (see it, it's right there, on top - yep, that's it, the one titled "LOSING 20"), to keep track.

Wish me luck and a smaller butt!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will be flown from Arizona to Houston, TX for rehab at the end of this week.

Do you think that she is going to Houston because there aren't any rehab facilities in Arizona?  Probably not.  She is probably going to Houston because her family feels that it is "the best" facility for her.

Isn't it wonderful that on top of this unspeakable tragedy that they don't have to deal with insurance hassles, bills piling up due to lack of health insurance, accepting treatment because it's the best they can afford instead of what is best for her?

How ironic is it that the Republican led Congress voted unanimously (every single Republican member of Congress voted the same way - yes, that's right Republican's heard the American people who wanted more bi-partisanship and then voted lock-step with the GOP agenda) today to repeal the Health Care bill?

What I have heard more than any other sentiment regarding this issue is that politicians should forego their government sponsored and subsidized health insurance.  What I have never heard, is one of them writing and introducing that bill.  Why?

Monday, January 17, 2011


This Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday I'd like to introduce you to or remind you of, an amazing man, Bayard Rustin.

He was an incredibly influential person in the civil rights movement.

As a student of Ghandi, he was responsible for Martin Luther King Jr.'s full embracing of non-violence in all aspects of his life.

The incredible paradox of this man's story is that while he was shaping and pushing the civil rights movement forward, he was being discriminated against within the movement and the world.  He accepted it and continued the fight.

He did not seek or receive any glory but he is one the framers of that movement that history has chosen to forgot.  

Hopefully in the age of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", and hopefully on the cusp of marriage equality we can all learn the incredible histories of those that have been hidden.

Bayard's legacy is that history is made by real people, that we all have something to say and to contribute.