Monday, November 08, 2004

Don't you just hate it...

Inspired by Mr Steve @ Grumblemag, I too feel the need to vent some spleen. Things I have been just hating today ...

... when US congresspersons warn of 'lesbians invading school bathrooms' and say openly gay teachers should be banned from schools, and the Bush victory makes the US gay community fear 'a new era of intolerance'

... when Sunday supplement journos put on at least 3 pairs of rose-tinted glassed everytime they go near France (see below)

... when men who should (and usually do) know better, fall into male stereotypes. R has a heart condition, for which he takes various drugs daily. One of those is cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin, so I was concerned to read that simvastatin users should perhaps avoid grapefruit juice - grapefruit being R's juice-of-choice. Then I read that there are questions about the efficacy of atenolol, which he also takes. I am duly wary of taking health advice from t'interweb, but these seem like proper medical studies, and I think warrant at least a chat with his doctor. Has he made an appointment so to do? No. Do I feel like his mother when I remind him about it? Yes. *sigh*

... when people have their kid's birthday party at some gawd-awful just-off-the-motorway impossible-to-get-to-by-bike-or-public-transport souless nestle-sponsored 'fun' venue. Join me in the Campaign for Proper Kids' Birthday Parties and stop this tide of evil!

... when I have an Avril Lavigne song stuck in my head - it's all O's fault

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Howdy howdy howdy. Thank you for lurking no more Clarrie, I appreciate your post and your link to my site.

Really great to see another articulate, fat warrior(ess?) on this war ground.

Beckie
www.beckschallenge.com

clarrie said...

warioress. Godess, too.

Stephen said...

Feels cowed. Worships.

clarrie said...

polishes breast-plate inna Xena Warrior Princess stylee

Trinity said...

am I the only sane one here? ;P

Sarah said...

Clarrie, you rock the modern world. I wish you lived closer so I could sit (no, WALK) with you in person and gain solace in your company while worrying together about all of it.

I just think you're wonderful. I'm not for cloning, but I have to say the world would be a better place with more Clarrie's in it.