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first off, i am sick of this blonde shit already. it's getting dyed again soon. i even bought some new feria to that end. next, i am pleased that when i left my well-lit apartment complex which had been well-lit all evening, it was only to realize that my complex was the only one in the area with lights. across the street there were no lights. lucky us. thirdly, it looks like due to having a long night tonight, and the holiday that i had totally forgot about, i get a 4 day weekend. score. this also means my attendance at alchemy two weeks in a row. fourth, keep the river on your right was not what i was expecting. it was alot more random, but still interesting. i was most moved, i think, watching schneebaum reunite with the tribesmen in new guinea and peru that he had known decades before. and nearly finally, gosh, what a busy night at work with lots of people asking me questions like i actually know something. unfortunately, it is replete with the knowedge that i will probably have to be here until noon. bluh.

(necrocannibal might want to be checking out that link above. just sayin'.)

[edit: on a more serious note, here is the latest on Amina Lawal from CNN. if you don't know, she is the woman who was sentenced under Nigerian shariah law to be buried up to her neck and stoned to death for adultery. i wish i could come up with words that demonstrated how i feel about this, but really i am speechless at the concept, and unable to imagine a society that works like that.]

i have to face the fact that in all likeliness, until i hit menopause, i will feel as i did in those few days before the hospital once a month. my cramps do something to aggravate the diverticulosis and it just adds more angst and pain to an already yucky few days that just happen to occur every month. in the shower today it occurred to me that if i ever end up pregnant, i wonder if there will be some kind of risk involved, with the adorable little parasite pressing down on my intestines. it provoked fear in me. i can't tell if that's because i'm worried that my partner will be soured on me someday because of my diminished capacity to have babies, or if i will be unhappy someday because i can't have babies. all this knowing that probably, i can have babies. most people have to work alot harder to not have them. and also, it's one thing to not be able to have babies because of some infertility that you have no real control over, but another thing to not be able to have them because of a medical condition you brought on yourself with your poor eating habits. i suppose i could curtail all this speculation simply by asking a doctor, i'm just not going to make a whole appointment just to find out.



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Aug. 28th, 2003 05:27 am (UTC)
The Nigerian thing is just the tip of the iceberg. Those radical fundamentalists want to impose that here. You're right, there are no words to express the level of disgust. This is what the war on terror is really all about.
Aug. 29th, 2003 10:24 am (UTC)
Re: Nigeria
Are you saying that the war on terror is a war on fundamentalism? Or a war on cultures that differ from ours?

I'm not trying to defend the Nigerian verdict in any way, I'm just curious about what seems to me to be a very ambiguous statement.
Aug. 28th, 2003 05:37 am (UTC)
I've been following her case for a while, absolutely horrified. I can only hold out hope she'll get clemency like the other women they mention in the article.
Aug. 28th, 2003 08:20 am (UTC)
You know that some intestinal disorders correct themselves while you are pregnant. I have a friend with IBS who, now that she's pregnant, can eat cheese and ice cream with no problem. Also, Carla says that someone with gastroparesis found her symptoms lessen while she was pregnant.

Saved you the doctor trip!
Aug. 28th, 2003 11:09 am (UTC)
I was thinking, after all, "maybe pregnancy just gives you a good case of the runs" but yeah, I'm sure it effects everyone differently. Hopefully I won't know for some time yet - I'm so not ready! Thanks for the info though - very handy.
Aug. 28th, 2003 08:28 am (UTC)


*not so gentle nudge toward the door*

Aug. 28th, 2003 08:37 am (UTC)


Sorry, feeling grammar nazi. :)
Aug. 28th, 2003 09:28 am (UTC)
DV, you're my hero.
Aug. 28th, 2003 02:13 pm (UTC)

I"ll speel sheet how I dAm well pleeze.


(and use incorrect punctuation at my whim.... [[)(*#!)

Aug. 29th, 2003 06:02 am (UTC)
I will see one, I promise. It's one of those things though, I never want to go until I think it's urgent, or I build up enough small complaints. I think alot of people fall into that mistake. :(
Aug. 28th, 2003 08:35 am (UTC)
What the...?
"Yawuri also contended that under some interpretations of Shariah law, babies can remain in gestation in their mother's womb for up to five years, making it possible under Islam that her ex-husband could have fathered the child."
This is good for Ms. Lawal, but where the hell did they get this?
"Well Ms. Lawal, we have some religious doctrine about a well-known and well-documented biological process that completely goes against all fact and sanity. We're sorry about that stoning thing, we forgot that women can keep babies in their wombs for five years. You're free to go."

Merry Christmas.
Aug. 28th, 2003 09:23 am (UTC)
Re: What the...?
Aug. 28th, 2003 10:59 am (UTC)
Re: What the...?
As always, Cecil is the man. I wasn't trying to give a slam to Islam, I was just giving a slam to religion in general which uses a religious text to over-ride accepted and observable fact.
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