primroseburrows: (group w)
Dear Rachel Maddow,

Maybe you should wear your glasses more on your show? Just a suggestion, is all.

Superficially Yours,

Me.



This letter brought to you by Seriously Procrastinating in Rhode Island. Also, I need a Rachel icon.
primroseburrows: (SA: against their own succession)
Alberta Culture Minister defends criticism of home-grown television.


"Others were more blunt. Actor and director Paul Gross replied in an e-mail after being told about the comments by The Globe: 'It’s sad for the thousands of talented people working in Alberta to have their efforts reduced to a four-letter expletive and sad for all Albertans that this is what passes for responsible government.'"


Dear Minister Blackett,

What John Stewart said.

Me
primroseburrows: (DC)
Dear Mr. President,

In light of this, maybe you should rethink that whole thing about scouting for offshore drilling sites?

Just a suggestion.

Your fan,

Me

In other news, I'm officially up to date on Doctor Who, with the exception of the very latest ep. I think I will like Matt Smith as the Doctor when my brain stops switching from "Woe. Not David." to "He's so bloody young!.

In still other news, I need to lose weight like woah. Starting Weight Watchers again on May 1, eating reasonably until then. Must be lighter for vacation, and all. Not to mention the whole family history of cardiac problems issue.
primroseburrows: (torchwood: turn away)


Northeast Hit With Devastating Floods, As Federal Flood Insurance Expires Due To GOP Obstruction )

Dear GOP,

Thanks for all your assistance. Don't let your matches get wet.

Sarcastically,

Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

P.S. You'll probably get letters from Massachusetts and Connecticut, too.


source
primroseburrows: (DC)
Dear Republican politicians,

I've noticed that many of you refer to the Democratic Party of the United States as "the Democrat Party". I mean, sure, I know why you do it, and you probably think you're so clever for thinking it up, but um.

The party's official name has been "The Democratic Party" since 1844. It has never, ever been "The Democrat Party." So, you are being neither clever nor witty, you are merely WRONG. Saying someone is "a Democrat" is proper. Saying he or she is "a Democrat Senator/Congressperson" or a "Democrat voter" or a "member of the Democrat party" is not only wrong, it's improper grammar and just plain silly.

A bit of advice: If I were you I'd cut it out. I mean, you can keep right on being wrong and knock yourself out for all I care, but don't be surprised if people make fun of you, just like we do to people who say the world is flat or drive Hummers.

And remember, we're not laughing at you, we're laughing--oh, wait. We ARE laughing at you.

In conclusion, Thomas Jefferson*.

Admonishingly,

Me

P.S. I'm not a member of any political party, so I have no stock in what you guys call each other. I'm just in it for the lulz.




In sorta related news, I haven't been able to connect with democrats.org at all today. Conversly, gop.com connects just fine. This fact really isn't related to anything, I just thought I'd mention it.


*In case you're from Texas and have never heard of him, he was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He wrote a little document you may or may not know about.
primroseburrows: (birthchairwtf)
Dear ACOG,

Thank you so much for ALLOWING women to sip at (slightly) more than ice chips when in labour. Thank you for telling us that we MAY drink "modest amounts" of clear liquids. Thank you for GRANTING US PERMISSION for what we can do with our own bodies during childbirth.

Sarcastically never ever ever yours,

Me.

P.S. Fuck you.

More on the story here. Dear gods.
primroseburrows: (captain and the kid)
Dear Elton and Billy,

Thank you for a lovely evening. I hope we can do it again soon. You guys rock, literally.

Love, Love, Love,

Me.

P.S. Say hi to Bernie for me. He was definitely with us in spirit, as always. :D
primroseburrows: (typing)
Dear Mr. President,

I know you're trying to give us a decent health care system. I know you're doing it in a hostile environment run by big insurance. But I still don't think your idea goes far enough.

Why aren't you supporting H.R. 676?

*sigh* You don't have to answer; I know why (see second sentence). But really. Nothing's going to work right as long as insurance companies are in the mix. And a program that would force people to have insurance like we do on cars? Wrong way, Mr. President. Because it that's the case, there will still be plenty of poor people who won't be able to afford your 'public health option', no matter how 'affordable' it may be, and they'll keep on doing without until they get caught, just like the poor people who can't afford car insurance already do.


I realize I have no idea of how hard it must be for you to push for decent health care for everyone, so I'm gonna pass the talking stick over to this guy, who absolutely does:



Mr. President, your health care plan is better than what we have now. But it's not enough.

Listen to Al. I'm just sayin'.


Sincerely, your supporter,

Me
primroseburrows: (paulpost)
Dear Paul Gross,

You may or may not have noticed that the rest of Generation Jones are drifting on through middle age looking like real people who live on either side of fifty, as opposed to doing stuff like this:




Not complaining a bit, mind you; I just figured that maybe you didn't get the same memo as the rest of us.

Love,
Me



Dear Memo Thief,

Kleptomania is undervalued. Carry on.

Me


(link from [livejournal.com profile] _scally)


Oh, and look! I found the Giant Version! :)
primroseburrows: (obamas)
President-Elect Obama gives his first post-election press conference:



I really like how he's taking a cautious approach to the transition--he stresses the need to do everything as quickly as possible but wants to do it thoroughly as well. Also the bipartisan spirit in which he plans to get things done.

Dear President-Elect Obama,

Regarding your Most Important Issue, I'd like to offer some advice: Why not choose a dog from one of the many breed-specific rescue organizations? That way you'd be able to pick out a breed that's appropriate for a a dog-allergic person like Malia and you'd still be giving a needy animal a good home. After all, what dog wouldn't want to be the First Pet?

The Poodle Rescue of New England has lots of dogs that need homes. Poodles are intelligent, energetic and people-oriented (a lot like yourself, actually), and are recommended as an ideal pet for someone with allergies. A list of Poodles looking for a good home is here.

Or maybe a Greyhound? They're sweet and affectionate and don't need as much space as people think. Here's a list of Greyhounds up for adoption in the DC area.

Wishing you success in all you do,

Me
primroseburrows: (obamas)
Dear World,

This is what the new face of America looks like. )

Yeah, you know all about it already, but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

Love,

Me.


It's still sinking in. It'll be a while before I completely process the fact that this is really, really happening. I'm feeling seventy different things at once, and all of them are good.

\0/
primroseburrows: (dS: DNF Vecchio)
Dear Sarah Palin:

Debate n.: Discussion or consideration of opposing reasons; argument about or deliberation on a question.

Not!Debate: Saying whatever gets one's point across, regardless of the original question or the response of the opposition to said question.



I'm just sayin',

Me.



In related news, I can't get the video stream to work on C-SPAN, so I'm watching it on CPAC (which is webcasting both the US VP debate AND the Canadian English-language Leaders' debate). Is "ironic" the right word? Something like that.

Also, no love, US and Canada, for scheduling both debates for the SAME TIME. WTF?
primroseburrows: (yawkey way)
Dear Boston Red Sox,

So, now it's second place.

Also, yeah. I mean, I'm just sayin'.

*sigh*,

Me
primroseburrows: (Default)
...because I'm too lazy to do anything else.

  • It's official: Barack Obama is NOT the Antichrist. I know y'all were concerned about this.

  • Speaking of elections, now there are two to keep up with. And this one doesn't look pretty, not at all. Stephen Harper is not the Antichrist, either (although I'm not so sure he doesn't eat kittens), but he does break his own laws.

  • Finally saw a doc about my shoulder. The X-rays showed nothing, so an MRI is next. The doc gave me a sling (which I'm not using because it's not immobilizing my arm where it should be and because I'm stubborn like that) and a scrip for naproxen (which I filled even though I can get OTC and just take more of to get prescription strength). I think the naproxen actually helps some. I take that for arthritis in my back anyway, but I ran out, which is maybe why my shoulder's been hurting more recently. I'm still sort of thinking I have a rotator cuff tear. I hope not, bleh.

  • I'm now somewhat spoiled for Passchendaele, but it doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would. It was my own fault, anyway.

  • Started watching Ashes to Ashes. The first ep is pretty good, although it feels like a genderswitch redux of Life on Mars instead of an actual sequel. I also miss Sam a lot. It's good enough to watch more, though.

  • Someone has apparently declared Paul Gross Week without telling me. At least that's what it seems like on the interwebz. They've also apparently hired [livejournal.com profile] _scally as Official Spokesperson. Thank you, interwebz.

  • Dear U.S. Media,

    I'm an Obama supporter. I have quite a few issues with the McCain/Palin platform and how it's being presented to the public.

    However, could you please, PLEASE stop making jabs at Sarah Palin's parenting skills? I mean, come ON, does anyone wonder whether Barak Obama ever drove his kids around without a car seat? Does anyone think, hmm. How can he deal with caring for small children and running the country at the same time?

    The answer is NO. So please be fair and lay off Governor Palin as a mother and talk more about her as a politician. There's plenty there to discuss, believe me. Either that or give Obama's parenting equal time. Because the world really might want to know how old his kid was when he started back to work again. Or if he's ever fed them junk food. Or, y'know. Not.

    Stick to the issues, fergodssake.

    Admonishingly,

    Me.

  • Pictures, thank-yous, etc, still planned for sometime soon. I still have almost no energy. I know if I clean my house I'll feel less like a drip, but, um. See above re: almost no energy. And my shoulder still hurts [/whine].
primroseburrows: (Default)
  • I have so much to do and not enough time to do it, and it's all my fault. Today I go and clean out the old place with Hannah and figure out how to move the rest of the furniture. Quite honestly, though, except for one bed that was built by my stepdad, I don't care if the landlady takes all of it. I'll try to be responsible, though. For once. After I clean today I go to work at eleven, whee! Then at three on Sunday for a double shift. Holy shit.

  • OMG, did I even mention that I'm expecting another grandchild? I didn't, did I? Oldest child Mary *points to icon* is due in December. She'll be having the baby at home, and I get to be her doula! *wins at life* She's a teenytiny thing (5'2" if that), and therefore will look very cute indeed at say, 37 weeks. She will likely disagree with me at the time. :D

    I'm going to ask Mary's midwife about finding an apprenticeship. Maybe finally I'll get going again towards what I actually want to be when I grow up? If I get one I'm thinking of not doing my Bachelor's in nursing, but rather something much funner, like history or poli-sci.

  • Discovered through [livejournal.com profile] camwyn's LJ: FurSuit!Cthulhu. Is that not adorable and twisted and utterly wonderful?

  • I want to start taking fiddle lessons again. Anyone in the Boston area know where I can get lessons? I'd rather do classes than private, but I'm open to any suggestions. I am particular about the tradition, however--as much as I love Old Time and Bluegrass and Irish trad, and anything, really, I'm set on learning Cape Breton style (Quel surprise!). Everything starts with the same basics, but still. I'd rather go with the same instructor for everything.

  • My eyes are killing me. I'm having a flare-up of my chronic infection, and I'm itchy and burny and watery. And it's not allergies, so please, over-the-counter CVS, people, stop telling me it is.

  • Honestly, does everything thrown at this guy turn to gold? Talk about taking lemons and making lemonade. Sheesh. Whatever luck he has, I could use some of it. Also, If I were a convict, I'd SO want a job in the prison library. I could make like Fraser and push my little cart o' books around and everyone could give me the evil eye and stuff.

  • Dear CBC,

    *hates on your new format*

    No love,

    Me

    I mean, way to dumb down the website. Where's my Latest News stream that's always right there when I click on 'video'? Gone. Where's my FULL SCREEN VIDEO of clips from The Hour? Gone. It's horrible, hard to use, and generally sucks like a sucking thing. It was bad enough the last time they redid it. This format is the Pit of all Pits, and I'm stuck with it, because it's not like I can watch any of this stuff on television. Grr.


  • Does anyone know how to make me automatically stay logged on in LJ/gmail/everything? For some reason clicking 'remember me' or 'keep me logged on' doesn't work. It's obviously something with the computer itself, but I'm not techhie enough to even know where to look. Advice, all you technically inclined people? Also, I am still not able to track my comments on other people's LJs except for email. 'Manage settings' just loads and loads and never stops. The support people have been less than helpful, which probably means that they have no clue either. That particular annoyance happens no matter what computer I'm on, so in that case it's something LJ-specific. Ugh.


Now I've gotta get ready to go clean or Hannah will kill me. Angry!Hannah is a force to contend with, so I'd better not be any later than I already am. TTFN, all!
primroseburrows: (pride)
Dear Supreme Court of California,

WAY TO GO, DUDES!.

LOVELOVELOVE,

Me.

P.S. Massachusetts thinks you ROCK.
primroseburrows: (SA: against their own succession)
Dear Paul Gross,

Arcade Fire and Feist?

I mean, they're wonderful and talented and all that, but still. Arcade Fire and Feist?


Love despite all the wtf?,

Me
primroseburrows: (ickle)

Dear Paul Gross,

Happy birthday.

Also, what she said.

Illegitimi non carborundum.

Love, love, love,

Me.
primroseburrows: (Helen)
Dear Rick Mercer,

You know what I wish? I wish you'd been around back when I was in junior high. I could have used a kickass GBF like you to keep the cretins away.

Just when I think my adoration for you can go no higher, you get even more awesome.

What I'm saying basically is that you rock so hard the neighbours can't sleep. I'm just sayin'.

Even more love,

Me

"[F]or a lot of kids out there going to school doesn't rank right up there as the best days of their life. No, because they're different in some way, they look at it like some sort of prison sentence. And you can't blame them really. I mean you walk in the door when you're five years old, they keep you for twelve years, you're not allowed to leave. Cripes, in this country, you do less time for murder."



It does get better )

Original blog post is here.

I need a Rick Mercer icon, yes I do.
primroseburrows: (beaver from the block)
Dear Rick Mercer:

Marry me.

Love 1000000000 ,

Me.

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