Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom,
You jellis. Tis my first 3D movie ever and prolly the last, but soooo worf it. And yes, Piggy wailed when Mufasa died, but Disney knew what they were doing when Hakuna Matata came on like 4 mins later. Good times.
And now I can say I've read every J. California Cooper book.
I’m immensely satisfied and sad at the same time. When her stories are over, I’m always lonely, cause it feels like the end of a great conversation. I know it’s a testament to her skill, but now what shall I peruse?!
Seriously, folks, I need suggestions. Whatchall readin?
“Nostalgia - it’s delicate, but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek, “nostalgia” literally means “the pain from an old wound.” It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards… it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called the wheel, it’s called the carousel. It let’s us travel the way a child travels - around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved.”—
I just started watching “Mad Men” via Netflix last week. I’m already on Season 3. This speech here that Don Draper made had me in tears. That show is very hard to watch most of the time because of the sexism (not to mention all of the drinking and smoking and other bad American habits of that time period) but it is such a good show.
A 24-year-old Cincinnati father died from a tooth infection this week because he couldn’t afford his medication, offering a sobering reminder of the importance of oral health and the number of people without access to dental or health care.
According to NBC affiliate WLWT, Kyle Willis’ wisdom tooth started hurting two weeks ago. When dentists told him it needed to be pulled, he decided to forgo the procedure, because he was unemployed and had no health insurance.
When his face started swelling and his head began to ache, Willis went to the emergency room, where he received prescriptions for antibiotics and pain medications. Willis couldn’t afford both, so he chose the pain medications.
The tooth infection spread, causing his brain to swell. He died Tuesday.
Before anyone criticizes this man for choosing pain medication over antibiotics (as I’ve seen some people do), let’s think about two things:
If you were in severe pain, and probably not thinking clearly, what would you do?
Why should we live in a society where this is a choice someone must make?
How is this just? Health care is not a luxury, nor should dental care be a luxury. People do not deserve to die because they cannot afford an antibiotic prescription.
I had an abscessed tooth. Trust me, is the kind of pain that makes it impossible for you to think straight. And, it is entirely possible he thought the abscess would drain on its own (so many do), & that his body would be able to handle beating the infection. We’re a country that makes poverty painful on so many levels.
I could so SO see this happening to a lot of people I know. And it makes complete sense to me that he’d go w/the pain meds over antibiotics. He’s young, healthy, and it’s “just a toothache.” I’d do the same thing if I didn’t have the money. Horrific.
In May I had an infected nerve from a root canal gone bad. I was in so much pain that I lost control of my fine motor skills, vomited thrice, and eventually fainted. While under duress I also made the somewhat reckless decision to have the offending tooth pulled AND the one next to it “just in case”. When the oral surgeon was finished (I didn’t even get put under cause that would have taken too long) I hugged him and cried. Even thinking of that pain has me in tears now. I can totally understand this man’s case.
That was a very BAD thing to do with my good, wholesome and innocent memories of watching Thomas the Tank Engine with my kiddies. They loved that show.
Now you gone an’ added a bad ol’ crusty aspect to it for my memory banks.
Might as well had him singin’ “Like a Lollipop”
L “Wears my (W)rapper?” B
Sorry, LB, but Thomas the Tank was always creepy to me. Luckily, Piggy’s not into it so I’m nightmare-free after the rare occasion of watching TV together.
I’m a soapmaker and currently working at a nail salon but I’ve always dreamed of having my own place. I worked in the sex industry for more than 6 years and was able to leave it behind and never look back - until now. My prayer was to never have to do that kind of work again, but in the last two weeks, with changes at my current job, I’ve had to consider going back.
I’ve been offered a spot as a nail technician, stylist, and make up artist at a large, upscale salon in desperate need of a nail artist. However, the spot is Booth Rent, which means I need my own products and will be operating my own business within the salon, and I’ll be commuting (about an hour round trip) every day to work and my car is in need of immediate repairs.
I’d been planning to save money from my current job, but got the news today they only want me to come in 1-2 days a week from now on, and in less than a month, they’d like to end my contract until May, when summer season starts and more people are walking in for services.
Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee was the first African-American woman to be appointed dean of a United States medical school. Her identity is associated with a famous family name, as she is the sister of music legend Diana Ross.