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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Dumb Ways to Find a Sex Partner

Seducing your seventeen year old student is pretty damn high on the list.

This was my response to an article about the latest bonehead female teacher to seduce one of her male students. This young man was seventeen years old. A seventeen year old isn't really a child. I can't call this child molesting, but I do call it dumb-da-dumb-dumb!
When you look at her statements, you'll see that she is an extremely immature person. And I want to find and throttle her for the use of Textese. She should be fired for that alone!

A seventeen year old does not have the emotional maturity to be a good partner. What is clear is that this woman also lacks emotional maturity and cannot be trusted around young men. I would not bother with littering the jails with her given the more horrific crimes that are committed against children every day. I would order enforced counseling and community service, and that she never be allowed to teach or work with youth again.
I raised a boy, mostly by myself. I don't believe that a seventeen year old would be scarred for life by something like this to a greater degree than being scarred for life by any first time experience being a huge mistake. It isn't the same as if she'd coerced a twelve year old into sexual relations. Yes, she should be punished. I am not suggesting excusing her conduct. There are degrees, however.

Five lessons from Shannon Young, teacher accused of sexing 17-year-old student - Kansas City News - Plog http://ping.fm/GyKpn

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Have a happy period? I'm doing good if I get through it without killing idiots who use the words "happy" and "period" in the same sentence!

Sharron Angle Opposes Abortion Even With Rape, Incest: 'God Has A Plan' (AUDIO)


I would like her to explain why it's "God's plan" for some women to get pregnant during consensual intercourse but other women--or, young girls--get to be raped, including by their own relatives. While I would likely choose to carry a child who was the product of rape to term because it is not the child's fault, that is my choice, and such a choice should never be forced upon anybody.

I really don't think I can be down with a God who plans for a fourteen year old girl to get pregnant because she was raped by her father. Such a god sounds like a sadistic pervert to me.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Dammit Anna Karenina, where did you go? Have books been known to sprout legs? I wanted to read Anna Karenina this afternoon.

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My Alter Ego: Emmett Honeycutt

On the outside I may be a frumpy, unattractive, middle-aged straight female curmudgeon, but Honey, this is my alter-ego!

Man, my lower back hurts. I am still waiting for someone to invent a pill to turn women into dudes during that certain unfortunate week.
I'd want to change back again but rather than endure a visit by my Aunt Flo, I would turn into a guy for a week--a wonderful, flamboyant gay guy, which is my internal alter-ego anyway. On the outside I may be a frumpy middle-aged straight woman, but Honey, my animus is pure Emmett Honeycutt!

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The How and Why of Cognitive Behavior Therapy


My son was going to a psychiatrist who I know for a fact had OCD issues--and believe me, I know OCD, as I live with it myself. This guy put my son, who was experiencing moderate depression and some anxiety at the time, on approximately a metric ton of unnecessary and dangerous medications. OK, a metric ton is a bit of an exaggeration, but there is no way that a normal, rational person with a moderate level of depression and anxiety without panic attacks requires Zoloft plus Lamictal plus clonazepam. Clonazepam is a really hard-core anti-seizure med. When I took it, I had a rebound effect when it wore off and had one of the worst panic attacks of my life. My blood pressure also shot up to 158/100 without my doing anything stressful or active. I read a lot about it after that and discovered how dangerous it can be.

At any rate, my son is now off all the drugs and working with a LCSW who is also a yoga master. He has learned a lot of great relaxation techniques and is in better spirits than I've seen him in a long time. The guy he is working with works with helping yourself now, not wallowing in the past. It really is a better way for many people.
About Health
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The How and Why of Cognitive Behavior Therapy


As soon as my schedule allows for a few hours of free time when it's workable, I'm going to find a cognitive behavioral therapist. Traditional therapy has never worked for me. If I'm paying an arm and a leg for something, it damn well better work. This has always sound like you learn strategies, not just wallow in the past, and that's the therapy for me.

I live with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, OCD manifesting as hoarding disorder (items, and I do fight it, but at this point it's still got the upper hand) and panic disorder. Biofeedback helped with the panic disorder and for anyone reading this let me say that it helped me where drugs did not, and it has no side effects.

It's actually about time that I tried CBT. I've been meaning to for years.
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Should Dads Be Allowed in the Birthing Room?


Even though I have been divorced from my son's father since 1994, I recall him being very supportive during my horrific labor and delivery process (eventually required and emergency c-section) and I am glad he was there. I wish I hadn't allowed my parents to be there. My father was uncomfortable and didn't know what to do to help or comfort me because I was in tremendous pain. My mother was b*tchy and unhelpful and told me "well, now you know the truth--it hurts really bad!" After going through ten hours of agony, I kicked them out as well as the grouchy nurse who had been there yesterday, the instant I saw her walking through the door.
About Parenting
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Should Dads Be Allowed in the Birthing Room?


Back in 1985 I worked for this chauvinistic butt of an evictions lawyer (talk about selling your soul to the devil) who would refer to time spent with his son while his wife went out running errands as "babysitting." This guy hated women. He would take us to meetings at restaurants to show how generous he was, then end up getting sloshed and assessing every woman who walked by. The wife he had the son with was the woman he had been cheating on his first wife with. He would also talk about his wife in a derogatory fashion, saying how her t*ts were starting to sag and he was going to buy her a boob job. He fired most of his assistants after 6 months. He must have liked me--he kept me for ten. Lucky me. When I refused to illegally change a date on a court docket, he had his paralegal give me the axe because he was too chicken to do it himself. When I literally danced out of the office, I overheard him saying to the paralegal "what, he didn't cry?"

I tell this tale to illustrate the kind of man that does babysit his own children. Hope it entertained a few of ya!
About Parenting
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Should Dads Be Allowed in the Birthing Room?


Unless the mother-to-be doesn't want him there, then the answer is an unequivocal "hell yes, he should be there!" I can't even believe this question is being asked in this day and age.

Good article.
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Is Your Desk Job Bad For Your Health?


AstraZeneca may be a progressive company but I have worked for more than one organization in my time that would track how long you took to get up and pee! If you were getting up for ten or fifteen minutes every hour, believe me, you could kiss your job goodbye. I am not saying that the information in this article is not valid, because it is. But I am saying that for many people, particularly those in lower-income situations such as call centers, it is not realistic.
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In the FB sidebar: "Twilight Triple Feature." Oh goody! Triple the mind-numbing sparkly coma-inducing twaddle! How can I possibly miss it?

Making headway on my story for the Undead Nation compilation. I should be able to have a presentable finished product this evening!

I am not having much luck at actually finishing a story and the deadline is tomorrow. I can't think.

If I ever lose weight (like that will happen) my little kitteh Lafayette will be unhappy. My hip is his favorite place to sit.

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Empty Spaces


This is a response to a friend's blog post. Her blogs are a bit private so I won't give a link. I will copy the words that she quoted and link to the article that they came from. This friend is an American citizen who has lived in Germany for a number of years.
Want to know why people are Depressed, why as a nation, we’re diseased, unhealthy, addicted, over-medicated, over-incarcerated, committing suicide? It’s right here. It’s well-proven that hardship does not cause depression. People endure the most appalling things: the Black Plague, the 1918 Flu, the 1906 earthquake, hurricanes, tornadoes, dustbowls, violence, privation, starvation--anything at all as if it were nothing at all--as long as they have the freedom to respond to it. As long as they can choose what to do to change things, solve things, create a better tomorrow. As long as they have Life, as long as they have Liberty, and as long as they are allowed the Pursuit of Happiness as they see fit.
http://www.oftwominds.com/blogjun10/Eric-Andrews06-10.html




Another friend (who is from Germany) stated "America is seemingly empty, an empty space, people orientierungslos. She needs to invent herself again, but this time ..." which is what inspired this thought. And if we refrain from knee-jerk nationalism, we realize that this is true.

These are my thoughts.
I think there is no allowance for the pursuit of happiness, only the almighty dollar. There is only doing, doing, doing. Ours is a spiritually and morally bankrupt culture. I am not talking about false morals imposed by an institution designed to oppress the masses. I am talking about good, solid, common decency.
I hadn't thought about the fact that the United States is the country where people are most prone to falling for the whole fire and brimstone myth, but it's true. We were the only country that really fell for the Satanic Panic crap back in the 1980's. And boy did some bands (mostly Scandinavian) take advantage of the imagery! And then laughed at the idiots who were all agog and shocked about it. The joke's on us to be sure.

Here is another thought for the Christians that are reading this post. I am not mocking your belief in God, especially if the God you believe in is the kind creator. I'm not too keen on the punitive, judgmental one. But I don't care for the Christian church as an institution, though some sects are preferable to others. I find it to be an oppressive and judgmental institution on the whole, and if one is to read the history, one realizes that these ideals that I dislike were political creations, not spiritual mores. It is my sincere belief that the "Christian" church, on the whole, is far from what the peaceful teacher Jesus Christ intended for people. He was a spiritual man, a holy man if you will, certainly a good man. He would not want people judging and hating each other the way many of his followers judge and hate others.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Cheesemeister and Crackers: The Real Cheesemeister is Back http://ping.fm/KYQSq

The Real Cheesemeister is Back


Can we all please forget that "other" Cheesemeister that took over my body during the past day?

I kind of feel like I had a nervous breakdown or something because right now I just can't understand my actions. I have been under so much stress with work, my microbiology class, my parents, helping my son go to his certification class an hour and a half away every day for 2 weeks (he doesn't drive) and trying to complete a short story for a compilation book to benefit breast cancer, plus PMS, I think I just snapped and got a bad case of the paranoids. 
 
I used to go off like this a LOT before I got on Lithium. And I think it's more the borderline personality disorder than the bipolar to blame in this case. Borderline personality disorder is (in my opinion) the result of learned behavior during a dysfunctional childhood. One feels unheard and neglected and only extreme behavior tends to get a "rise" out of one's family. Although studies indicate that the oxytocin levels in people with borderline personality disorder are abnormal. People with this disorder have trouble bonding in healthy ways. At our worse we engage in histrionics (like I did over the past day) and drive others away.
I will be forever grateful who anyone who can forgive me for this insane behavior. And yes, I feel like it is a form of temporary insanity.

I'm glad to be back to abnormal.

The (sheepish) Cheese

Let's Go Crazy

No thanks--hate it when I do.
Things seem to be settling out, though I am in a fair bit of pain. I'm not sure how much the physical problem had to do with me snapping mentally. I think stress is behind both. If I still have any friends left among you, will you please let me know and perhaps ignore everything that came before this. I am standing before you with my head hung low, hat in hand, hoping for your forgiveness.

Most of my male cats are huge hogs but my Lafayette will be a year old in 3 weeks and he's small. Are there certain breeds that run small?

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I am a superheroine for today: Wal Mart Woman! Thrifty, practical, not at all sexy. Oh well, you can't have it all.

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I know this pathetic but WTF does a poor miserable bipolar person in a heinous down cycle have to do to get a friendly virtual hug or such??

Well glory hallelujiah, my fucking life is complete. I just received an email from Al Gore. Probably asking me for a date. I can die now.

Alone

In this entire world I have not one single real friend. Not one person who will be there for me when I get low. Not one single person whom I can trust not to talk behind my back about me. Tell me, exactly why am I supposed to be okay with this? I have to accept it, I have no choice but to accept it. But no, I am not going to complacently think that "this is for my good." It's a bunch of shit. 
And for fuck's sake, I AM NOT PLANNING SUICIDE! I am just thinking out loud, in my own company. No-one else here, is there? I think not.
If I did not have a bunch of things depending on me: my son, my critters, I would do it. But that is not the case.
Not single one of y'all who are sitting in judgment of me know my heart. Not one of you care. You only want to sit in judgment of me and talk bad about me, doubt my experiences, doubt my words. You don't know me. And since you don't know me, keep your judgments to yourself.
I had a fair number of days where I was in balance. Now I am on the down low and no-one remembers. Nobody ever said hey I'm proud of you when I was doing better. Nobody said shit. 
There is this pathetic part of me that still thinks it needs people. Stupid waste of head space. I will kill this part off sooner or later. Right now it is bothering the fuck out of me. But I tell you this. I was strong enough to kill the need for romantic love, which is the most purely bullshit concept in the Universe. I will kill the need for friendship as well. It is clear to me that nobody will miss me. Well, that hurts right now. But one day it won't. And on that day when someone thinks they need me, I won't be there.

Damn...every time I notice a new email I go there in hopes that its personal and then its just another stock pick or such. I'm pathetic.

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Even though things are shit for me personally right now, I am determined to finish writing an entry for Undead Nation's short story contest.

Cheesemeister and Crackers: Dear Friends http://ping.fm/jNwTz

Dear Friends

If I still have any.
I sent some of you a rather desperate email yesterday. I now feel desperately ashamed for doing so. I want you all to know that I am NOT suicidal. I have NOT been doing any acts of self-injury. I am depressed right now, but there is a shit ton of stuff going on in my life, plus (sorry dudes) Aunt Flo is about to arrive and that always turns me into a raging bitch or a clingy cry baby. 
A change of meds has been suggested. I appreciate the concern but here is the thing about meds. I cannot tolerate the majority of pharmaceutical medications no matter what they are for. I have bad reactions to them. Antidepressants in specific make me psychotic. Depressed is one thing. Psychotic is another. As I am not normally psychotic, it is not a condition I am used to and I assure you, it is not one I enjoy. So please, though we are all trained to think "antidepressant," they don't work for me the way they are supposed to.
Therapy has also been suggested. I would consider this except that I literally cannot afford it. And I've really never had any luck with it.
As to anything else, I was lonely. Only this and nothing more. There is no need to read anything else into it. And I'm fucking sorry I reached out like that. So, let's all forget about it and go on about our lives, shall we?
Sincerely,
The Cheesy One

http://ping.fm/pr1iH The Audacity of Depression: an interesting article from around election time.

http://ping.fm/IQr49 Hauntings: the various types

http://ping.fm/MTfDK Skepticism can skew objectivity.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Marc Gunther: Modern-Day Slavery: Alive and Well http://ping.fm/tIjun

Hot Air » Dem Rep says “minorities, defective[s]” not “average, good American people” http://ping.fm/KrrLc

Requesting that my cat Isis explain how such an adorable animal as she can be such a complete and utter asshole.

Cheesemeister and Crackers: Immature Magazine Editing Slag Finds Breast Feeding Creepy http://ping.fm/DxHrH

Immature Magazine Editing Slag Finds Breast Feeding Creepy


Breastfeeding is 'creepy', says parenting magazine | Life and style | The Observer http://ping.fm/9Sgn0
My reply:

Maybe she thought she was being funny, but I say "epic fail" if this was the case.

"I wanted my body back. (And some wine)…"
Not like one's abdomen being stretched to the point of popping hasn't altered their body in the first place.

I also wanted to give my boobs at least a chance to stay on my chest rather than dangling around my stomach."
I breast fed for six months and my breasts never ended up "dangling around my stomach." I am now 45 years old, have never had any sort of breast enhancement surgery, have a natural between a B and C cup (not gigantic, but still) and they still point north. Sooooo, sagging is not inevitable. And if it happens, there are corrective measures.

She goes on to say: "They're part of my sexuality, too – not just breasts, but fun bags. And when you have that attitude (and I admit I made no attempt to change it), seeing your teeny, tiny, innocent baby latching on where only a lover has been before feels, well, a little creepy."

Methinks that a woman who is more concerned about her "fun bags" than her baby's health is a tad too immature to be a mother. And one who finds breast feeding "creepy" has issues that need to be addressed by a mental health professional.
I am not condemning having issues that need to be addressed by a mental health professional. I have a few myself.

Granted, there are situations in which a woman can't breast feed, and some women may have issues which make the process distasteful to them (someone who was sexually assaulted for instance may have trouble with allowing herself to be touched in any case) but the "issues" that this individual cites are all "problems" of an immature, self-centered way of thinking.

I find her article a little creepy.

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C'mon, Queen, tell it like it is!


There was a portion of an interview with Queen Latifah over at the wonderful Pam's House Blend blog. Pam is speculating whether the Queen is in the closet and imploring her to come out if she is, as hers would be a great voice for the GLBT community.

This is my reply to the article:
What you're all saying makes a lot of sense. Of course it matters not to me whether or not Queen Latifah is bi, gay, or straight. She's a great actress and an intelligent, strong woman. If she is gay, I would only respect her all the more for being lesbian and proud.
One thing I admire her for is not being ashamed of her build. As a big woman myself I walk a fine line between being big and bold and saying "any of you who don't like it can kiss my fat ass" and hating myself for not being a stick figure.

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Cheesemeister and Crackers: Cheesy Rant Time: Natural Supplements http://ping.fm/BP7Vc

Cheesy Rant Time: Natural Supplements

This was in response to an article on Cracked, of all things. 

Okay, #6 thru ten had me saying "hell yeah!" Especially the one about spotting a douchebag. I could have saved myself a lot of time and misery in my youth if I'd known that.
#1-5 made me want to slap the author. I came here for Cracked, not for Health Voice or Self or whatever. And now I have to make a non-humorous rant instead of a semi-humorous comment and I hate you.
Some natural supplements DO work. I for one cannot tolerate most prescription medications. I have hypothyroidism (among several other minor and annoying health issues) and when my doctor gave me prescription thyroid replacement, I developed artificially induced hyperthyroidism which caused my blood pressure to spike, my heart to race, and me to have horrific panic attacks that nearly landed me in the ER. My body does not process this shit properly and it just builds up. When I started using a natural supplement to stimulate my thyroid to do what it should have been doing, my thyroid readings normalized within six months without any of those shitty side effects. My doctor is a holistic physician. He prescribes pharmaceutical medication and utilizes herbal medications as well, and he was very pleased with this result. So yeah, some of the natural stuff does work. Do you have a degree in medicine? If you don't, then you oughtn't be making blanket statements like this that may stop people from finding another path to helping themselves feel better. Pharmaceuticals are hard on the liver and kidneys. They should not be prescribed willy-nilly.
I'm not usually this much of a grouch. But that one really irritated me.

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Just saw this: "what is your Twilight power?" Choices? Being a sparkly wuss, a brooding Emo whiner, or a pedophile werewolf, probably.

Gay Men Know Male Hotness

Take a look at this photo on my online pal Trent's gossip blog--one of THE only gossip blogs worth your time, by the way. The other is Gossip Candy
Feast your eyes on the photo that Trent has selected for us. Now, ponder what I'm pondering.
I like the postcard look. Very cool! I am also pondering. Why do my gay male contacts find the best photos of dudes? I love going to the blogs of gay male friends and seeing their "guy of the day" picks. I don't know why, but somehow we straight women miss something with this. Maybe we get too busy bitching about husbands/boyfriends and blathering about how to find the best quality food that won't break the bank for the week's groceries. Man...I'm starting to feel like a Stepford wife!

Pondering: why does my cat always turn his ass to me when he sits on my lap? Is he trying to send me a message, like "this is what you are!"

http://ping.fm/WVi0R For more of my tale of stress and frustration, feel free to visit my very own amazing blog! ;-P

This is partly why I was wallowing yesterday. I feel so alone in this. Generally I feel pretty much alone in my battles in this life.

I may be nuts, but I know what I'm seeing. If I were counseling a family other than my own, I'd tell them the same thing. Changes must come!

But I will need to enlist my brother in this if my parents are to open their ears. They consider him to be a voice of reason, me a bit nuts.

My brother had back surgery last year and is still having complications. His wife has had a lot of surgery as well. So yeah--good times!

I wish my brother would get in touch with me. He's horrible about staying in touch. Not that he doesn't have his own issues, to be sure.

My mother needs additional assistance to care for him. And they need to be in a place that is all on one level. I've found several options.

I've said it before--I could not be a 24-7 caregiver for my father. He is rather like a 275 pound mobility impaired 5 year old mentally.

My mother is always in a vile mood (not that I wouldn't be) and always exhausted. What they're doing is no longer a viable option.

Trouble is, because of my past volatile behavior (and because they're stubborn old coots) my parents tend to reject any suggestion I offer.

I would like my parents to move down to Tucson and have found several good options--NOT nursing home! Also my brother is in Tucson.

My mother is killing herself taking care of my severely handicapped father. Where am I, you may ask? Working most of the time is where.

So frustrated. Am trying to convince my parents to change their living situation to one better suited to their life as it is currently.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Truly Alone?

Isn't there even one of my old friends left out there who cares about me enough to say something? I don't usually beg like this for attention any more but I had a really bad day. If one of you stops by, couldn't you please just say something? Please.

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Glad the cloud cover cooled things down, but now the dogs are having a fit because of the thunder. And I haven't slept yet, so I'm irritable

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It's a Sin


I'm fairly sure that the lyrics have to do with the shame society inflicts on homosexuals. But they can apply to anybody. I was always shamed for what I thought, what I dreamed of, what I wanted, who I was. And now, I am still dependent on my family because for so many years my damn mental illness controlled my life before I had learned what the enemy was so I could fight it. I am trying to break free of this but it is difficult. And I end up feeling sick and angry as hell at myself that at my age I am still in this position, and thinking what a fucking LOSER I am.
Here are the lyrics.
I am really fucking suffering today. Not that it matters.

"It's A Sin"

(Twenty seconds and counting...
T minus fifteen seconds, guidance is okay)
??
When I look back upon my life
It's always with a sense of shame
I've always been the one to blame
For everything I long to do
No matter when or where or who
Has one thing in common, too

It's a, it's a, it's a, it's a sin
It's a sin
Everything I've ever done
Everything I ever do
Every place I've ever been
Everywhere I'm going to
It's a sin

At school they taught me how to be
So pure in thought and word and deed
They didn't quite succeed
For everything I long to do
No matter when or where or who
Has one thing in common, too

It's a, it's a, it's a, it's a sin
It's a sin
Everything I've ever done
Everything I ever do
Every place I've ever been
Everywhere I'm going to
It's a sin

Father, forgive me, I tried not to do it
Turned over a new leaf, then tore right through it
Whatever you taught me, I didn't believe it
Father, you fought me, 'cause I didn't care
And I still don't understand

So I look back upon my life
Forever with a sense of shame
I've always been the one to blame
For everything I long to do
No matter when or where or who
Has one thing in common, too

It's a, it's a, it's a, it's a sin
It's a sin
Everything I've ever done
Everything I ever do
Every place I've ever been
Everywhere I'm going to - it's a sin
It's a, it's a, it's a, it's a sin
It's a, it's a, it's a, it's a sin

(Confiteor Deo omnipotenti vobis fratres, quia peccavi nimis cogitatione,
verbo, opere et omissione, mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa)
[trans. "I confess to almighty god,
and to you my brothers,
that I have sinned exceedingly
in thought, word, act and omission,
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault"]


(Zero!)

Falling Tree Branch Kills Baby Girl, Injures Mother At Central Park Zoo


So sad. I'm so very sorry for the mother.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

So lonely

I try to avoid whining like this these days because I know it's so pathetic. But I'm really lonely. Nobody reads or comments on my posts here or my blurbs on Facebook. I haven't gotten a personal email in a long time. I know I'm a real odd character and nobody gets me. It's probably got a logical, annoying explanation like people with borderline personality disorder don't do well with being alone. If that's the case what the shit fuck am I going to do when my annoying parents who never gave me jack shit for emotional support but whom I'm completely enmeshed with die, my brother is living 1000 miles away, and my son has his own life and no longer needs his old maw? The first person who tells me to get a boyfriend gets a hammer to the privates. The first one who tells me to get a girlfriend gets bitch slapped. I'm straight, but I'll take it easy on you if you didn't know that. With the guy thing you get worse because it actually pains me a bit to know that this is something that is impossible for me. With all my mental and physical problems, such a relationship is quite out of the question. I either end up with abusive guys or I fuck things up either way, or they die on me, or some other happy horseshit like that. Anyway, don't want that, and it is not a good idea, so don't suggest it.
I don't do a lot of wallowing any more about what should have been but sometimes with all the shit that didn't go right and when I'm alone I can't help it. Seems like I've lost my spiritual connection too and really this world just plain scares me. I wish I could be productive right now, I really do. Maybe I'll take a bath and get me a snack and try to work on something. It's better than wallowing.
Shit fuck, I'm lonely right now.


If you don't like the Alan Parsons Project ask yourself: "what the fuck is wrong with me?"

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Baby Chestburster


Tunghoy says: That baby carrier vest must be great if you want to look like a victim of the chest-puncturing alien from the Ridley Scott/Sigourney Weaver movies. It should come with a toll-free number for Lance Henrikson. 

The Cheese says: I'd be happy to call Lance Henriksen to rescue my chest...I mean, rescue me from a chest burster. Thanks for the tip!
About Stupid Products
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Pube Dye!


I am sure you will all want to know this but my hair "down yonder" is still the same color it always was. The hair on my head is mostly gray, however. It started turning gray when I was 27. I'm now 45. I'd be happy to switch. My hair doesn't pick up dye. I have to bleach it, and that was destroying it. So I just said "hell with it, since when have I ever cared about winning any beauty contests?" I'm glad I don't have to dye it (my head hair, that is) any more. I hated the natural color, which was dishwater. It looks better gray.
About Stupid Products
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Go Girl


I could have used one of those Go Girls the time I was up in the woods, squatted behind a tree, and unknowingly got poison ivy on my butt cheeks. It spread down the backs of my legs. I was miserable for weeks. 
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Crack Whore Jeans


The thong jeans are hot? Hmmm...If by hot you mean looking like a ten dollar crack whore, then yes.

For those crack whores who have no butt, you can add the Booty Pop to the Tramp Trousers.
About Stupid Products
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And now for the crappy icing on the shitty cake that is my life this morning: a sneezing fit of major proportions.

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Judgmental Jerks of Whatever Ilk

A blog friend stated at the end of one of her posts that "any comments that smack of mindfulness and new age horseshit will be deleted."

This was my response:
I have the same feelings much of the time. While I am kind of an agnostic pagan person I too hate the comments about "mindfulness" and how if I would just "think positive" my life would stop sucking. Or just as bad, people who tell me to pray to their god for a solution. Their god does not like me and I've no need for him. I don't want to belittle the decent Christians out there but I have run into so many who are harsh and judgmental, and so many new age types who are arrogant and with an air of superiority that I have pretty well soured on the whole thing.
Adding on:
I find a life without spiritual beliefs or at least the possibility thereof to be dull as dirt. And I also hate the type of atheist who acts like they are superior because they believe in nothing and think other people are stupid because they believe something beyond this life could exist or does exist. Basically I hate anybody who feels the need to cram their damn opinion down other people's throats. The only thing we know for sure is that we don't know anything for sure. I won't try to cram my opinion down your throat. Now do me the same courtesy.

Oh yeah, and the other thing that pisses me off is when I express an opinion about NOT wanting to be in a romance and being celibate by choice and not for religious reasons, people think they have the right to tell me that I am "missing one of life's great joys." Really. If it were such a joy, wouldn't I have it in my life now?

Kate Gosselin Had Bad Botox Job: Doctors


I'm sorry, but if I spent 21 grand on hair extensions it better look like the hair of a goddess. What she has looks like a regular cut and blow dry.

Who the hell spends that much money on their hair anyway? She and John Edwards should get together and compare hair styling costs.
About Jon
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Hilda Solis: BP Needs To Stop 'Killing Your Employees'


Dismaying, but no surprise. They don't care how many people they kill. Life means nothing to them. It's all about God Money.
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Don't mind me. I just feel the need to bitch and moan at the moment.

Sometimes I think things are set up the way they are for the express purpose of screwing me over. Fate can be a real mean spirited asshole.

What really pisses me off is that in the places where it counts, like my mortgage, I've always been on top of it. But that matters not.

Working on moving to the Western slope sometime in the next 2-3 years. Have resolved so many old credit issues but my credit is still bad.

Sometimes I think it's a sin when I feel like I'm winning but I'm losing again. It's a line from a Gordon Lightfoot song. I so relate to it.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stupid ad in side bar: "Are you a Sarah Palin fan?" Um...yeah. And an Ann Coulter fan too. And I also enjoy a good bout of E. coli each day.

Stupid ponderings: Soy milk actually tastes better than dairy milk, but soy ice cream just sucks. Why is that?

And just like a recurring rash, work cometh around yet again to bring joy and glee to my lowly existence. Calloo, callay, oh frabjus day!

Direct TV sucks! I guess I have to get a tree trimmer out here to get rid of some of the high branches. Yet another damn thing to eat my $.

http://ping.fm/veNAt Tom Cruise may be nuts, but he's actually one of my favorite actors.

Sometimes I wonder why the hell bother to keep trying. It's all just one big struggle with no relief and no reward. Hell with it.

Why the hell does Facebook give friend suggestions for users who have too many friends?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Even though I left the Catholic church 27 years ago, lighting a candle when I feel troubled still brings me peace. You keep the good things.

Geek Love: Dr. Who


Tom Baker was the first doctor I saw. Luckily PBS used to rerun all the Dr. Who episodes fairly regularly so I got to see them from the beginning. And then there were the episodes where they would bring several of the Doctors together. I enjoyed those greatly. For me, Tom was the most fun incarnation, but I have love for all of them. Jon Pertwee (rest in peace) was so elegant and sophisticated, and Peter Davison was easygoing and friendly. More recently, David Tennant became another favorite. He was very believable in the role.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I hate sneezing fits. This is my second one today. Le suck!

Man, I feel horrible. My only nights off for most of the summer are Monday and Wednesday. My fibromyalgia is letting me know how this sucks.

Girl-On-Girl Kisses: Was Sandra & Scarlett's Your Favorite? (PHOTOS)


Groan...Beavis and Butthead got into the newsroom again, I see. I'll retract that if you post a companion article, guy on guy kissing, which scene was your favorite. Then watch all the comments by the same duuuuudes that think girl on girl kissing is "hawt" groan about how "gross" guys kissing guys is.

Females who want to kiss other females are called lesbians.

Males who want to kiss other males are called gay men.

Men and women who want to kiss each other are called straight.

People who would be down with kissing people of either sex are called bisexual.

Non-gay women who kiss other women to get male attention are called annoying.

One of these days people will realize how idiotic the premise of this article is. It wasn't created to promote the idea that there's nothing wrong with homosexuality. It was written with the attitude of adolescent boys drooling over a Penthouse layout. Let's grow up already.
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I hate my current work schedule. I can't concentrate for anything, having heart palpitations from hell, and can't sleep tho I need to badly.

Usually I really like the Amy's brand of foods, but the mushroom and olive pizza really did not agree with me at all.

Whether or not she's had implants, Sarah Palin is a boob


Sarah Palin: 'No, I Have Not Had Implants' http://ping.fm/pKFwK
They talked about this horse crap for a full 5 minutes on the radio station I listen to. Seriously, who gives a rare rat's ass? I mean, it's not like there's war in the middle east or an oil spill or anything like that going on. Nope, no real news at all. So let's talk about Sarah Palin's possible boob job. I swear, humanity is hopeless. Bring on the Apocalypse!
I love this comment by one "Cultmember," however.
"Somewhere between Billy Idol and "Who farted?" lies Palin-Sneer."

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Girl-On-Girl Kisses: Was Sandra & Scarlett's Your Favorite? (PHOTOS)


 Below is a response to a very intelligent comment on the "ooh, girls kissing, how hawt!" attitude.
Dear Society,
Since girls kissing is so cool, how about letting those of us who actually love and have meaningful relationships with one another get married? Not all girls who kiss one another do so for your viewing pleasure.
Sincerely,
A Real-life (24/7/365) Lesbian

My response:
Thank you! I am a straight woman and I am all in favor of real-life lesbian couples expressing their affection. Straight women playing bi to get male attention ANNOYS THE HELL OUT OF ME! Sorry for the caps. The other thing that annoys the hell out of me is people who talk about how "hawt" girls kissing is but get all squeamish when two guys kiss. There is nothing any less beautiful about a gay male couple kissing than a real lesbian couple kissing or a straight couple kissing. Love is love! And yes, gay couples should be allowed to marry.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Major Move


The Cheese has come to a conclusion that she needs to make a major move. This is not a decision that was reached lightly. I do not do well with change. But a big change has to be made. I cannot continue living in this area. The cost of living is far too high. I am currently paying $650 a month mortgage plus nearly $500 a month ground rent for the mobile home I have lived in for nearly 10 years. I will not find anything any cheaper in this area, and if I move into subsidized housing, I'd have to give up my furry friends. To me, this is not acceptable. I am sick and tired of having to ask for money from others to make ends meet. So I have decided that as soon as I have finished the studies to obtain my nursing license, I am moving to the western slope next spring.
I have lived in the Denver/Boulder metro area for most of my life. The area I will be moving to is 350 miles away. My son fell in love with the area when he went to college there (hoping he will go back in the not too distant future) and I liked it when I went down there to visit him. He is moving back there and when he does, I will have nothing to keep me here. My parents live 25 miles away, but its time to cut the apron strings after these many years. My brother has been trying to convince them to move to Arizona and I think they should. They would be near him that way. I know they want me to move there too, but I don't want to.
The major industries on the Western slope aside from agriculture are hospitality and health care, both of which I have experience in. The salaries are slightly lower than they are in the Boulder area, but the housing costs are significantly lower. Gas and groceries are about the same.
I would have a chance to break even for the first time in my life. This is something I have to do.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Christina Aguilera's Light-Up Crotch At MTV Awards (PHOTOS, VIDEO)


For a while she was presenting herself in a more classy fashion. Too bad she didn't stick with it. One day her son is going to be really embarrassed when his peers tease him about his mother's light-up crotch.

I almost wonder if she hasn't been watching Wasp videos and doing a feminine take on Blackie Lawless' sawblade codpiece.

This woman is so completely full of herself, and that is completely pathetic.
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Facebook needs a FOAD button so I can get rid of this ad for Glenn Beck that keeps appearing in my sidebar.

Well, at least the wick didn't get destroyed. I stupidly left my candle out in the car in 90 degree heat and it kinda melted.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

http://ping.fm/UeXBF?pid=388717&id=130208366989766&comments If this don't break your heart, you ain't got one.

Work. Crap.

Urban Outfitters' 'Eat Less' T-Shirt PULLED From Website, But Still In Stores


Josef, any eating disorder has an underlying cause, whether that disorder is anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. Rather than shaming overweight people, we need to be looking at the reasons why they have habits that make them overweight. It is usually NOT laziness, which is what people want to believe. Sometimes there is an underlying medical condition, and sometimes there are psychological problems. Some people actually are addicted to food. It is one hell of a nasty addiction. One can avoid alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes but one cannot avoid food. And if one is addicted, it is not as easy as only eating the good stuff. That works for people whose brains work normally, but it is very difficult for someone whose satiation centers are wired to respond to eating. Instead of shaming each other, we need to be supportive of each other. What we need more than demeaning messages are supportive ones. Let someone's nutritionist or personal trainer be the one to tell them to eat less while the rest of us butt out and show some common decency.
About Body Image
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Urban Outfitters' 'Eat Less' T-Shirt PULLED From Website, But Still In Stores


What we have are a lot of people who want a group of people that they can scapegoat. Because it is no longer acceptable to scapegoat people for their race, now they are trying to work the angle of scapegoating people for their size. Shaming people for being overweight DOES NOT WORK! And as I pointed out before, the shirt is on an absolutely anorexic-looking model. The use of abnormally skinny models leads NORMAL WEIGHT women to see themselves as fat and so the cycle of eating disorders begins.

I have a history of bulimia. At this point, I do need to lose weight, but when I was bulimic, I was normal weight. (130 pounds at 5'5" tall and a big-boned frame.) I thought I was grossly obese. I contributed to screwing up my metabolism by starving myself and forcing myself to vomit.

At this point in my life I am old and mean enough that seeing an emaciated girl in a t-shirt that says "eat less" only inspires me to say "okay, here, you eat my lunch. Because Babe, you need to freaking EAT SOMETHING!" I refuse to let such a thing make me feel ashamed. But I was young once, and I know the way young women think. An item such as this shirt will only make them hate themselves more rather than inspire them to healthier habits.
About Body Image
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Hoping to move to southern part of the state by Spring of next year. Starting my search now.

http://ping.fm/zwMQv Real Power Yoga.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

How is it that creating a half assed webpage takes several whole hours?

My cat seems to be under the delusional impression that I am HIS minion, rather than the other way around!

http://ping.fm/Tf7c5 This is something I'm an affiliate for. My cat wants you to look at it. Or he'll step on you.

http://ping.fm/hjurB I'm working on my website. Soon, very soon, it will take over the Universe! Or something like that.

http://ping.fm/ILQF7 To my blog's readers, I'm sorry for the recent whine fest. Done feeling sorry for self for now.

I used to love summer because I got out of school and spent my days at the swimming pool. Now spend my nights working, days trying to sleep.

Just got through putting up the annual ass load of fly strips. Already they're covered with flies. Did I say I hate summer yet?

Apologies to you sun and fun lovers, but I loathe summer. I hate the heat, I look like shite in a bathing suit, and I hate the damn bugs.

http://ping.fm/SRQKb Video shoot in Netherworld has lots of Pussy!

Shut Out


I guess I've been closing myself off again but I don't think anyone has missed me too much. I see people interacting with each other when I visit other blogs. I don't much think anyone really cares whether I come by or not. It makes me kind of sad. But I do realize that I'm not the easiest person to connect with. So really. What do I expect?

http://ping.fm/o59c2 Another damn meme so you can know more about me. Thrilled yet?

Ten Questions

This meme was postulated by Mago from 63Mago, and presented at Ethereal Highway, so I will give props to both of them and proceed to bore the fuck out of the rest of you with my retarded answers.

1) Do you believe in ghosts?
I'll copy the answer I gave on the Ghost Seekers group on Facebook because I'm a lazy piece of crap.

I've SEEN one ghost and felt the presence of many others. Some of them have been famous people. Sometimes I meet people in dreams AKA on the astral plane. I'm kind of reluctant to talk about it and will not disclose who the famous ones are.
I am absolutely convinced that I saw the ghost. I was not drunk or high, I was not overly tired. Some people have tried to blame it on my mental illness, but I don't hallucinate as a rule unless I am overly tired, and even then I usually see things like animals, never people. This guy was as real as you or me--it's just that I happened to know he was dead. He had died a few months before. He is someone I knew.
And it wasn't what some shrinks try to claim--that grief was making me see him. I liked the guy well enough--he was a neighbor. I was sorry he died. But I was not in extreme grief of any kind. And he was there for more than a passing glance, then turn around and look again and nothing was there. I stood there looking right at him for at least a full minute before I spoke his name. He smiled at me. It still gives me chills but not in a bad way.
I am not afraid of ghosts. I would love to see another one.
2) Are you content with your life?
Do the words hell to the no resonate with you at all?

3) Have you ever been at or close to point blank? (Defined as the point where one 'snaps'.)
Yes. When I was in junior high school there was this horrible girl who made my life absolute misery. She turned everyone against me so I had no friends. She said the most hateful, ugly things about me. I wanted to kill myself, but I also wanted to kill her and one day I put a knife in my jacket and had walked partway down the street with it when something said to me "don't do it, you don't want to ruin your life over this bitch." So I went home, told my parents I'd forgotten something, and slipped the knife back into the drawer.
I understand how people can be driven to kill if they're being bullied, but I don't understand how they can kill random people who had nothing to do with the bullying. I could never kill some random person or someone who had never harmed me in any way.

4) Is philosophy necessary?
I think that life would be duller without it. Some philosophy is really helpful, other philosophy is just navel contemplation. You be the judge.

5) Do you live with books?
I probably have too many books to read in this lifetime.

6) Have you ever been on stage?
A lot when I was younger. I loved it. I miss it.

7) Do you regularly read a printed newspaper?
At least the front page. The residents at the retirement community get papers delivered so I usually take a peek.

8) Are you afraid of the future?
I'm afraid of dying a failure or having some sort of hideous tragedy befall me.

9) Do you know yourself?
Yeah. Why do you think I'm so pissed off all the time.

10) Will you play on?
I do not tag people. You can do it if you want to.

Friday, June 4, 2010

So, which one of you f**kers wants to work for me tonight?

Parents: It's Okay to Have a Favorite Child


I find myself wondering if the author is trying to justify the fact that she favors one of her children. In a family in which there are multiple children, a parent may find that one child shares their interests but it does not mean you can show that child more kindness or give them more opportunities than your other children. My brother always got out of getting household chores because "that's girl's work," and he was given more opportunities to explore when it came to education. I was expected to go into a "female profession" such as secretary or nurse. When I wanted to take a women's history course, I was told that "only lesbians do that and if you take that course, we won't help you pay for your education." I ended up dropping out of college after one semester, and then out of secretarial school. My mother once introduced me and my brother to a friend as "our son who is an honors student and our daughter who dropped out of secretarial school" and then wondered why I stormed out in a huff. Favoritism is damaging. This article's premise is seriously whack.
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Have not eaten for most of the day. It's irritating. Need to go grocery shopping. Have $230 to last the next 2 weeks. Story of my life.

I need to get back to working on my short story for the Undead Nation. Think I'm gunna change which character is telling the tale. Due 6/30

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Fundraiser Puts Gulf Seafood On The Menu http://ping.fm/iDlGu

Sonoma County CA separates elderly gay couple and sells all of their worldly possessions | The Bilerico Project http://ping.fm/UT6WH

Rattling Bones Undead Musician Magazine: Michael Jackson & Lady Gaga Zombie Video http://ping.fm/Yfuq0

Rattling Bones Undead Musician Magazine: Arsewipe Up to His Old Tricks http://ping.fm/1qfFS

Love is: when you don't kick the cat off your lap even though he farted.

Urban Outfitters' 'Eat Less' T-Shirt PULLED From Website, But Still In Stores http://ping.fm/muNqa

Urban Outfitters' 'Eat Less' T-Shirt PULLED From Website, But Still In Stores


Right about now I'm so hungry I could eat that shirt. I need to go grocery shopping.

I do personally need to lose weight and am working on eating less. But I can't fathom what possible purpose that shirt was supposed to serve. I like how the model wearing it is completely anorexic, thus encouraging young women in particular to believe that if they do not have the figure of a skeleton they are "fat." Most bulimics are normal weight and believe they are "fat." This is a terrible problem. I was bulimic when I was younger. I believed myself "fat" at 5'5" tall and 130 pounds. I would do anything to get back to being that "fat" again. Time, night shift, age, emotional eating, thyroid problems and taking Lithium have all contributed to my current weight. Yes, I need to lose weight, but a lot of people who don't will see that shirt and think they do. I find this a vile item and believe it can do nothing but contribute to the flawed thinking in those of us who have eating disorders.
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Obama and the OIl Spill: President or Rock Star in Chief?


Here's the deal, People. I identify myself as a political liberal. I voted for Obama. But I am disgusted by the fact that he approved the drilling in the first place. Seeing this video, if all is true, I am disgusted by the fact that he's out there rock-starring it up while this disaster destroys the gulf waters. And I am disgusted at his hedging on repealing "don't ask don't tell" and supporting gay marriage. I voted for him because I thought that he would be more concerned with the environment than the opposing party, which included Ms. "Aeriel Wolf Hunting" Palin, of course. And because I thought that he would support equal rights for my gay friends to marry one another. Damn! Is it too late to vote for Krusty the Klown instead?

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Get to Know the Cheese


For the random passerby who doesn't know me, please allow me to scare you off!
What is the Cheesemeister?
The Cheesemeister is a...
Certifiably mentally ill citizen (bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder) who does NOT like being treated as if she is stupid. Psychiatric problems do not mean a lower IQ, nor even a problem recognizing reality. It's just that I sometimes have problems dealing with reality. But if reality actually sucks, am I crazy for not wanting to deal with it?
I like to write about what I think. Some people can't deal with that.

Shameless Asexual Freaks!

This was my response to a forum post in which people had begun to argue whether there was something "wrong" with a person who is asexual.

Some people have very low sex drive. For others such as myself, being celibate is a conscious choice. I do not like casual sex and due to various circumstances in my life, including having borderline personality disorder, I have come to realize that I am not capable of having a healthy romantic relationship. Therefore, for me celibacy or asexuality is a conscious choice. I don't see where anyone has a right to tell a person that there is something wrong with them for either being uninterested in sex or choosing not to have sex, any more than it would be right for me to tell people who are sexually active that they are wrong for having sex.
I certainly don't think of myself as superior for choosing a celibate life. It is not what I would have decided upon for myself. But after many a year of miserable and abusive relationships I reached middle age, my sex drive dropped, and I no longer have any desire to play the game. In my case its as simple as that.

Ted Koppel's Son Found dead

Per the article: 
Ted Koppel's 40-year-old son was found dead in a Washington Heights apartment early Monday after a daylong drinking binge, police sources said.
The cause of Andrew Koppel's death has not been determined pending autopsy results.

There are some very mean-spirited people commenting on this article. Often I just ignore the crap said by the small-minded but sometimes I have to pipe up. This was my comment.
There are certainly some very mean-spirited people choosing to comment here. Do you not have anything better to do than be hateful towards someone that you didn't even know? You should be ashamed of yourselves. Check your souls, you seem to be missing them.

LeAnn Rimes: 'I Don't Regret' Affair With Married Eddie Cibrian


Well said. These days so many people tout open relationships and say that monogamy is "outdated." Personally, I don't like what open relationships stand for. Why be in a relationship at all if you just want to fool around?
About Celebrity Splits
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http://ping.fm/wyh58 American Dad+Horse Spooge = WTF?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I've not had a full blown panic attack in two years and I do NOT want to start now, though it's been threatening to break through on me.

For all of you who want to drool on Justin Beiber's face for whatever reason, you can now get a Justin Beiber pillowcase. Yippy skippy!

Oh yeah, and the program dubbed "Stephen King's The Tommyknockers" is NOTHING like Stephen King's The Tommyknockers. Shite bearing same name

I may be the only horror fan in the universe that absolutely cannot STAND Halloween III, but I can't stand it. Changing the channel now!

Pam's House Blend:: O'Reilly: gay-themed French McDonald's ad equivalent to promoting Al Qaeda http://ping.fm/zJUtd

Go back to sleep or go get license plate tags. Hmm.....

Spectra Ghostseeker http://ping.fm/Tnr6l

Pink is the New Blog Rue McClanahan Passes Away At 76 http://ping.fm/to2YT

Cheesemeister and Crackers: A Dear BP Letter http://ping.fm/SeEn4

A Dear BP Letter


"Louisiana isn’t the only place that has shrimp,”said British Petroleum rep Randy Prescott. His office phone number is (713) 323-4093. Email is randy.prescott@bp.com. Give him a call or send an email. You can tell him “And BP isn’t the only place that has fuel for my car!” Please repost.

Mr. Prescott,
Louisiana is not the only place that has shrimp. It is also not the only place that has hard working people trying to support their families. The folks in Louisiana, however, are no longer able to pursue their livelihood because the seafood that brought them an income is being destroyed by the oil spill caused by BP. The families who are grieving the loss of the loved ones who tried to prevent this disaster--your employees, mind--are also not the only grieving families in the world. And BP is by far not the only place that can provide fuel for my vehicle. It is, however, on the top of my list of places not to purchase fuel.
I hope that next time you decide to make a snide remark of the above nature you will think before you speak.
Sincerely,
Cie Cheesemeister

Explicit Condom Ad Targets Young Gay Men http://ping.fm/M16nr

Explicit Condom Ad Targets Young Gay Men


I found out about this ad on The Sexist, which is where I also initially placed the following comments.
I hope it doesn't make me sound sexist to say I like it! Strangely enough, the reason is not because there is the possibility of seeing attractive men in the buff. It's because I do have a lot of gay male friends, and this sort of ad will appeal with them. Many of the older ones are involved in monogamous relationships, but the younger guys, who are the ones who might be tempted to play without protection "just this once" are the ones that are going to enjoy a production of this nature. And if it helps them think twice about using a condom and staying safe, I'm all for it.
Just thinking that young hetero guys could learn important things from this production as well. They need to think about safe sex too, and about preventing unwanted pregnancy, although of course this issue is not addressed in this video. If a guy of whatever sexual orientation views the uncensored video, it shows him how to put on a condom, which is probably something that many young men would be embarrassed to ask their family doctor. I have a twenty year old son, and I'm going to tell him about this video and see what he thinks. Honestly, I think it's too bad that it couldn't be shown to students at a high school level. This is the age at which they really need to learn this stuff, and the humorous approach could also help young gay men realize they don't need to be ashamed about their sexual orientation. There is a lot to like about this production!

Does Tilex work on unwanted housemates? My housemate is starting to remind me of mildew. Hangs around where not wanted & can't get rid of.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Off to CPR recert. I can save your life and stuff!

Why a Dildo is a better partner than a Penis http://ping.fm/CjAkv

Why a Dildo is a better partner than a Penis

Bruce Walston, Douchebag Cat Killer and Penis

Ladies and gentlemen, I am about to rant.
To a degree, all people in this society are told that they are incomplete without a partner, and thus many times people choose a substandard train wreck mess of a human being to partner with. This train wreck proceeds to make their life miserable. Train wrecks come in both female and male form. Both men and women are susceptible to being drawn in to the horrors involved with being intimate with a train wreck. But at this point in time I wish to address the toxic male version of the train wreck, AKA, The Penis. 
I am not hating on men as a whole. There are decent men in this world. But a Penis is not a man. He is a big walking dick. He also fits into the category of Douchebag, although he is often more malevolent than your standard douche. John Edwards and Jon Gosselin are douches. According to Amanda Hess of The Sexist, a douche is something that women have been told they ought to put in their vagina, but doing so is actually a highly questionable practice as douches have been proven in recent years to be detrimental to the health of the vagina. A human douche is an infantile man of questionable character. But your standard Douche would  never stoop to killing an animal or a child.
Believing that she is incomplete without a male appendage, a woman brings a Penis into her life. The Penis wants to get laid. He is bothered by such irritating nuisances as children, pets, and jobs. The above Penis, Bruce Walston, killed his girlfriend's pet kitten because the creature managed to unplug the video game that the Penis was playing while his girlfriend worked. 
Then there is this penis, one Troy Lamont Clay, who tied his girlfriend's six year old son to a pole in the basement and whipped him. Mom, not willing to give up her Penis, allowed this abuse to take place. Or Penis Calvin Jones, who beat his girlfriend's two year old daughter to death with a shoe when the toddler pooped on the floor. Mom opted to protect the penis and did nothing to save the now brain-damaged toddler, who died the next day.
There was a desperate time in my life after my divorce which involved allowing a string of penises and douches to emotionally and sometimes physically abuse me. Sadly, I did expose my young son to these unsavory elements at certain points. By the grace of some force greater than myself, I did NOT bring these creatures into my home. At a certain point I became tired of being abused by these not-men, and I refused to allow any more of them into my life.
People have actually condemned me for this. I'm missing out on sex, they say. A woman needs a man, they say. Bullshit, I say. It is better to go it alone than to let the desire for a Penis to overtake you to such a degree that you allow yourself, your children, and your pets to be abused, or worse, killed by selfish, overgrown brats in the guise of adult males.
Ladies, you do not need a Penis. If you are looking for a companion with whom to spend your life, it is worth taking the time to find one that is truly worthy, who possesses the qualities of empathy and compassion, and who takes responsibility. In other words, a man. Until then, if all you're looking for is a penis, please consider a dildo instead. A dildo is not a great conversationalist, but then again, it will not beat you or your children or kick your dog or cat. 
Then again, I can't say that I've ever met a Penis who was a particularly great conversationalist either.
Protect yourself, your children, and your pets. You're worth it. It is not worth it to let a Penis fuck up your life in order to quell your loneliness and/or horniness. I do know this from experience. Fortunately, I managed to avoid experiences as tragic as the ones described in the links above.

Foxconn Workers Get 30% Raise Following Spate Of Suicides http://cheesemeisterandcrackers.blogspot.com/2010/06/foxconn-workers-get-30-raise-following.html

Foxconn Workers Get 30% Raise Following Spate Of Suicides


So THAT'S how I get a raise! I have to figure out a way to make my co-workers commit suicide!

In all seriousness, this is terrible. People were not made to work in a factory setting, forced to perform repetitive tasks for hours at a time. Any human being will become depressed under such conditions. These people are basically slave labor.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Online Porn Stats That Will Make Your Head Spin (INFOGRAPHIC)


I am of two minds on this issue. The anti-censorship part of my mind says that as long as no harm is being done to the participants in the depictions and they are of age, pornography should not be censored. As to what it does to interpersonal relationships, I think that the affects range from minimal to very damaging. A person may turn to porn if he or she does not have a relationship at all, or they may turn to it if their current relationship is unsatisfying. Porn offers a quick erotic fix with no strings attached, which is what makes it so attractive to those who enjoy it. However, this quick fix sometimes sets up unrealistic expectations when it comes to dealing with real people. I do feel that pornography is damaging to relationships. But I reiterate that I do not believe in censoring depictions of sex acts between consenting adults, meaning acts wherein no human or animal is being harmed, no-one is underage, and no-one is being forced to participate.

I also find it laughable when people are shocked that women view pornography. There is still this outdated idea in play that "nice" women are not interested in sex. This idea itself may play a part in making pornography appealing to "the fairer sex." Women are sexual beings too and even nice women sometimes have naughty thoughts.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Bruce Walston Killed Cat Over Video Game, Police Report http://ping.fm/CAVvl

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CPR recertification tonight.

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Freedom of Religion....Freedom From Morons... http://ping.fm/o94Sc

Freedom of Religion....Freedom From Morons...

I am such a dreamer!

I commented on this note in the About Pagan/Wiccan group on Facebook.
The upshot of the note is that a narrow-minded shop teacher in Iowa refused to allow a Pagan student to build an altar as his class project. The teacher is quoted as saying:
"It scares me. I'm a Christian... This witchcraft stuff - it's terrible for our kids. It takes kids away from what they know, and leads them to a dark and violent life. We spend millions of tax dollars trying to save kids from that."
The Cheesy One says:
Maybe this is rude, but my knee jerk reaction is "that shop teacher is a damn idiot!"
I started becoming interested in the REAL old time religion back when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth (the early 1980's.) I encountered a lot of prejudice, but the funny thing is, the statement that got me branded a "Satan Worshiper" was not anything about my interest in the Occult but the fact that I thought that Sweden's medical system was a good one. This got me branded a "commie," which devolved into "Satan Worshiper." Sadly, we haven't come a long way, Baby.

Additional thoughts:
This teacher needs to quit taking pulls from the crack pipe of Fundamentalist Christian intolerance. The Old Religion teaches peace. I would venture to say that a nation of open-minded Pagans would be a far more peaceful one than a nation of Fundamentalists of most other creeds. I do not have anything against Christians if what is meant by Christian is a person who tries to follow the TRUE teachings of Christ: peace and tolerance. I do have a problem with the Fundamentalist McChurches, which teach hate and intolerance to their flock.

A reading from the Book of Cheese:
Thou shalt not suffer an intolerant twit to continue life unscathed without a pie to the face.

Peace, pies, and Cheese.