June 30, 2011

Empress's new Reetones

Ever since my daughter got this awesome pair of Reebok EasyTones, I wanted a pair.  Just could not get myself to spend so much on "walking" shoes.
I do like to walk (when not busy with other things) but, occasionally, I also like to do some Callanetics or treadmill (when I feel motivated and/or my back is not hurtin'), so I needed a multi-purpose footwear.

Yesterday, I got a promo code from Shoes.com in my email, so off I went, to just look.  Seriously.  I was not planning to buy more shoes, although my hubby's recent shoe, shirt and shorts spree could really push me to get just one more pair.  Or five. :)

So... looking around, looking around, and what do I find?  EasyTones!  Holy shit, and they are 50 percent off!  But, wait, now they also have TrainTones and RunTones, and also at a very generous discount.  And in my size.  Sweet!  How can I not get a pair when I so desperately need a pair of workout shoes?
But, which ones - EasyTones, TrainTones, or RunTones?

June 22, 2011

Just say No to "Lawful Access"!

So the Canadian Big Brother now wants to watch your every internet move.  I say, fuck this, enough of this blatant invasion of privacy! What the hell are we, Americans?  My "spies" tell me that even they have had enough of this warrantless spying.  Time for the gov to back off.
Sign the petition:


June 20, 2011

Falling into depression

is how it feels to have lived in Alberta (Canada) for the past two and a half weeks.  Rain, rain, more rain, and nothing but rain the whole time.  Fuck... when will it end?
I keeep checking the 10-day forecast, uhm, daily (yeah, I hear ya), in hope some weather miracle will happen but, so far, this has proven fruitless, if not outright hopeless.  It's predicted to stay the way it is til at least the end of June, meaning - the whole month of June is just one constant, day and night rainfall, although varying in intensity from a drizzle to a downpour.
Whomever has decided to take their 2011 annual vacation in June, is so SOL (unless they like this crappy weather) I feel their pain as I am literally experiencing it myself on a very real, somatic way.  Not to even mention what that's gonna do to our food prices in the months to come...  Everything is so totally saturated, I can't imagine the farmers being able to get any machinery out into their fields... It would probably all sink knee-deep in the mud.
You'd think, will all the "advanced" technology, HAARP included, someone would come up with the way of fixing such weather anomalies.

What if...

OMG, I love this one. But, it's kind of sad, actually...

If the Titanic sank today, here's how the President, the media and Wall Street would spin it (satire):

The White House Press Secretary: The iceberg was placed in the Atlantic ocean by Osama Bin Laden.
The chemist: That's not an iceberg. It's merely solid-state di-hydrogen oxide.
Al Gore: That iceberg wouldn't have even been there if the polar caps weren't melting.
The Congressman: Quick, let's pass a new law that says ships shall not sink.
President Obama: The Titanic isn't sinking. It's merely engaged in "aquatic action."
Former President Bush: Icebergs are weapons of mass destruction planted in the ocean by terrorists. We must avenge the iceberg terrorists!
The Pentagon: We will equalize the hole in one side of the ship by blowing a matching hole in the other side.
The TSA inspector: You're not allowed onto a lifeboat until we check your anus for explosives.
The Cancer Doctor: We can't fix the hole in the ship, but through the miracle of chemotherapy, we can make you suffer so much that you won't care.
The Wall Street investment banker: Don't worry, the Fed will bail out all the water we're taking on. The Titanic is too big to fail.
The teenage girl: Can I still text on my iPhone under water?
Congressman Weiner: Yes you can, and by the way, here's a very special "going away" message for you to remember me by.
Average Joe: Is the ship's buffet still open?
The FDA: We believe the ship is sinking because of an e.coli infection that spread from the galley.
The CDC: Everybody should get vaccinated before the ship sinks, just in case there's a shark-flu virus in the water.
The New Ager: There is no hole in the ship unless you believe there is a hole in the ship.
The Academic: I have published a paper that proves this ship is unsinkable. Would anyone like to read it? Please?
The Catholic priest: I think we should save all the children first. Which lifeboat are they on again?
The Journalist: The Titanic has a hole in its side, but official sources tell us it's only "aquatic action" and there's no cause for alarm. And we believe them.
The Federal Reserve: We have decided to dump more water onto the ship in the hope of making it float.
The Federal Government: Hey, these deck chairs look pretty nice. Let's rearrange them!
The Doctor: We need to order a couple dozen CT scans of the ship's null and bill them to Medicare before we have any idea at all what to do.
The Denialist: Stop talking about negative things. Stay focused on the positive and you won't need a life vest.
The Realist: This ship is going down, folks. You might want to think about taking action to keep yourself alive.
The Gullible Masses (aka. sheeple): Don't worry, this ship is unsinkable.
Even if it did sink, there are plenty of lifeboats.
Even if there aren't enough lifeboats, we all have life jackets.
Even if we don't have enough life jackets, the government will come save us.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032753_Titanic_spin.html#ixzz1PquBNmz5