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Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Blog

Since I haven't posted here in over a year, I figure this blog is pretty much done. So, I'm going to close this one, but leave it here for posterity, even if my pictures are gone. THANKS FOR NOTHING, EASTLINK!!

Anyway, about a month ago, I started a new blog on tumblr. It was meant to show my transition from hemodialysis back to peritoneal dialysis, but that transition didn't happen. Even though it is mostly kidney related, it is an anything blog, like this one.

come find me at rikionpd.tumblr.com and follow me, if you have your own tumblr blog. If you wish, you can also follow me on Twitter, @rikimae

Thanks for reading,

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Diamond Shreddies? WTF?

I was watching television last week, and I saw this commercial that had me scratching my head. At first, I thought it was a joke, but it's not. Take a look for yourself.

I mean, holy shit. How stupid do they really think we are? Diamond Shreddies? It's the same frigging cereal turned on it's corner. They just changed the design on the box and probably upped the price.

Friday, January 11, 2008

My View of the American Elections.. kind of

I found a quiz that asks a number of questions, and then shows how closely your views match with candidates in the American Presidential Elections..

this is how I did..

85% Hillary Clinton
85% Chris Dodd
84% Barack Obama
83% John Edwards
76% Dennis Kucinich
76% Mike Gravel
75% Joe Biden
72% Bill Richardson
48% Rudy Giuliani
38% John McCain
29% Tom Tancredo
28% Mike Huckabee
27% Mitt Romney
20% Ron Paul
17% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

Friday, January 04, 2008

On Notice, List 3

I haven't done one of these in a while, so I figured it was well past due.

1. Can Ban Enthousiasts - Ok, before you jump on me, just hear me out. Before you call me every name in the book for being "against the environment," just listen. Thanks. I don't really care if my pop comes in glass or plastic bottle, or a can. Either or, it all tastes the same to me. I don't drink a whole lot of pop anyway. I have a question for those who are against bringing cans and plastic bottles to the Island. Have you ever spent your morning cleaning up broken bottles from the sidewalk in front of your home, because that is where partiers decided was the best place to smash them the night before? Well, I have, and it's not an easy job. However, if we had plastic bottles and cans, they would be a heck of a lot easier to pick up, and a lot less dangerous. I have found that more and more people don't
really care. I remember watching a boy of about 13 walking down the street, kicking a beer bottle. When it broke, he would then start kicking the biggest piece, and so on until all the way down the sidewalk there is a trail of broken glass. If he was kicking a can, he'd just leave a dented can, instead of all that glass.

2. My Brother's Exgirlfriend - I never liked her anyway. The woman needs to get a grip. Bro was with her about 5 minutes before he figured out that she was a total nutcase. That was at least five years ago, but she still calls 2 or 3 times a week looking for him, and sometimes when he's here, he'll talk to her. She wants him to move to Ottawa with her. Thank God my brother is smarter than that. Although, I will say, if she calls 3 times in an hour again, I will go to Ottawa and kick her ass myself. I never liked her anyway.

3. AMPTP - Well, this one should be self explanatory, however, if you haven't been paying attention to news south of the border, you probably don't know what the Hell I'm talking about. So, I'll tell you. AMPTP stands for Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers. They are at odds with the Writers Guild of America, who are currently on strike. The WGA are asking for some simple things, the biggest being better residuals for dvd sales and internet streaming. They currently get about 4 cents per dvd and they get absolutely nothing for internet streaming. I miss my writers, and my totally awesome TV shows, so until the AMPTP get their heads out of their asses and begins negotiating with the WGA in good faith, they are on notice, and are very close to being put on my dead to me list.

4. Winter - Oh wow. This one should be obvious enough. All us Islanders have to do to figure out why this one made the list is look outside. How many blizzards have we had in the last week? Four? Something like that. My dad was complaining about how many times he's had to dig the path from the door to the garbage bins outside. It seems that as soon as he finishes, it's all filled up again. I keep telling him, we should have moved to a warmer climate years ago, but we stayed here. Oh well. Bring on the damn global warming, or as Dubya and Harper like to call it, climate change.

5. Fair Weather Fans - This one has really got me. Since it's been announced that Jon and Stephen wil be going back on the air on January 7th without writers, I can't believe the amount of fans who say that they will never watch the shows again. They
say that they are (or were) hardcore religious fans, but because they believe that Jon and Stephen are turning their backs on their writers by going back on the air, they've decided to never watch again. Well, in that case, I say good riddance. Don't they get that there are more than just writers involved these shows? Their jobs along with the writers (and Jon and Stephen's as well) are in jeopardy as long as the shows are off the air. They are going back to secure those jobs. Jon and Stephen love their writers, so much that it's been reported today that they are working on getting an interim deal like David Letterman got for his and Craig Ferguson's shows. Come on, so-called religious fans, give your heads and shake and use some logic.

6. Reporters - Well, anyone who knows me knows I can't stand reporters. The ones that I've met in the last few years have been obnoxious and overbearing, not to mention totally insensitive to the situation we were in. All they were looking for was the story, no matter how they got it, and that really pissed me off. For that, they will forever stay on my on notice board, unless they do something that requires them to be moved to the dead to me board.

7. Stupid Ass Doctors - I'm sure we've all met them, I know I have. As some know, I have a lot of health problems. They've caused a lot of stress in my life, and partnered with my high stress job, well, things have gotten pretty nasty. So, I went to my doctor with a simple request, a medical leave. Not long, a month or two at most, just enough for a bit of a rest. Heck, by the end of the second month, I'd be so friggin bored, I probably will be itching to go back. Well, the dumbass doctor I
went to gave me a prescription for sleeping pills and a letter to change my shifts. Not what I asked for at all. I've been bugging him for months about this, and he won't budge, even with real problems arising, like low blood pressure and plain exhaustion. I wish I could get a second opinion, however, with the doctor shortage, it's kind of hard to do.

8. Bears - Bears are a staple on every on notice board. Bears are Godless killing machines that must be stopped at all costs, although, the teddy bear that my mom gave me for Christmas is pretty cute. Oh No! I'm being won over by their charms! Soon I'll be trying to stop global warming so that the polar bears will stop drowning while looking for food. It's an ingenious plan. Don't fall for it like I did!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Dreams of New York

I can't help it.. I miss it.. what a wonderful city.. wonderful friends... as much as I love my adopted Island home... yes, it's adopted, I've only been here 18 years... I have to say that my new favorite place is New York City...

What brought this on? I was watching tv this afternoon, and I saw a video by Carrie Underwood, called Ever Ever After, I think... it was a video for the movie, Enchanted... and I saw things in that video that I remembered from when I was there.. and it made me miss more than I normally do.. I so want to go back there.. I so want to stay there permanently.. or at least, longer than three days...

I am going back, and I will continue to go back, so long as I have friends there.. friends who love me as much as I love them..

but, oh.. do I miss it..

Monday, December 10, 2007

my what?

This was kinda weird... yet cool at the same time...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The New Me

I mentioned on a couple of messageboards that I was planning on cutting my hair and donating it to the Canadian Cancer Society to be made into wigs for cancer patients.. Well, today I went and got the hair cut... so, now I just have to send them the hair... I wanted to show everyone what I did....

this is what my hair was like before I cut it..

and this is how I look now..

tell me what you think...