Another Poor Excuse For A Post


I warned you that I usually get spring fever this time of year.

This is an open thread.

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46 Responses to Another Poor Excuse For A Post

  1. myiq2xu says:

    I turns out that Touré Neblett was a racist in college too.

    MSNBC’s Touré founded militant anti-white student paper

    • Jadzia says:

      It’s OK if you’re a Democrat.

      Would it be threadjacking to preen for a moment? Because on Monday, after weeks of studying 3-4 hours/day, I PASSED!!!!!! the written portion of the French drivers’ license exam. It was almost as hard as the bar exam, and I am not kidding. It’s substantively more difficult than any US drivers test I ever took (ask me anything about tires! i should go get a job at michelin), you have to get 90% to pass, and it is, of course, in French.

      When the examiner told me I had passed, I cried (from happiness and relief, because i am SO BURNED OUT on drivers’ license studying) in front of him and the 40 teenagers who were also taking the exam. This is not typical French behavior, then again, it’s not like I am ever going to blend in here. Next up is the “behind the wheel” exam, which by all accounts is a cakewalk and you pass as long as you don’t mow down any pedestrians during the exam. Your driving instructor even sits in the car with you, which will be VERY helpful and comforting, because my French is still not fluent.

      So everybody please send good vibes my way. I have been in the throes of a major clinical depression (to the point of being unable to work) since October, but am optimistic that getting the DL and ending my life as a shut-in will improve that situation.

      • Jadzia says:

        Aaaand now I have just noticed the “open thread” part of the post. So no threadjacking here, right?

      • votermom says:

        That is pretty darn awesome, Jadzia.
        Good luck on the actual driving test.

        If you’ve been shut-in for a while, plus winter, do you think you might need some vitamin D? I know that a while back, when I was deficient, I was really depressed, and my doc made me take a lot and it really turned my mood around.

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      • DeniseVB says:

        Congrats Jadzia ! Enjoy your new adventures 😀

      • Congrats! And good luck overcoming your depression. I know that cross, and it isn’t easy to bear.

      • DandyTiger says:

        Yikes, sorry to hear about the depression. Sending good thoughts your way.

      • lildoggy4u says:

        What a fantastic accomplishment. I could barely pass my re-examination for my DL here in the states and all I had to do was look at the letters in a box. Seems I needed glasses. Who knew? I had to go to an eye doctor and get glasses, then return and take the eye exam again. Viola, DL!
        So kudos to you and I agree with Votermom about that vitamin D. It worked for my sister after she was tested and found deficient. That vitamin changed her life.

      • myiq2xu says:

        I know from experience that depression is a sneaky bastard. It can be debilitating and yet go unrecognized.

      • Somebody says:

        Congrats Jadzia!! I’m sure you’ll do fine on the driving part.

        I agree with the others on the vitamin D.

        I’m glad you’ll be able to get out and about soon… can tell us about your adventures.

      • HELENK says:

        hooray hooray for you. YOU CAN DO IT, HAVE NO DOUBT

      • Constance says:

        Wow, I’m impressed. I have a good deal of experience at sending positive Mom vibes to people in need so you can count on me to send power your way.

      • swanspirit says:

        Congratulations !!!
        I murder French , so in m eyes , you have a great accomplishment .
        And depression sucks , I try and deal with my SAD with my diet and some specific ones that really helped me are oatmeal , staying hydrated , poultry , and the B vitamins .

        • Jadzia says:

          Strenuous exercise always helped me as long as the depression hadn’t gone beyond the “moderate” zone. This time, though, i didn’t catch it in time.

      • piper says:

        Congrats and sending positive vibes across the ocean. Our winter was cold, cold, snowy and cloudy cold, finally a teaser week of sun and warm temps., now back in the crapper with rain, more rain and freezing rain. I want and need sun so we can enjoy the trails even pupster is complaining.

      • Karma says:

        Congrats!!! That is such great news. Will definitely be sending good vibes your way!

        And to hell with blending in. Besides who wants to be a follower? It’s boring being a sheep and the kool-aid mustaches look ridiculous. 😉

      • leslie says:

        Congratulations Jadzia! I agree with everyone here about the praise you deserve for passing as well as the vitamins D and B. Actually, vitamin B12 is something that many of our docs use to augment the anti-depressant medications they give. And… I’ve been reading a blog where thousandsof milligrams of D each day has been very helpful.

        Hope soon being a shut-in will be a thing of the past.

      • Jadzia says:

        THANK YOU to EVERYBODY! It’s good to have friends! And you all have convinced me to haul out that dusty, but unexpired, bottle of Vitamin D from the medicine chest.

    • elliesmom says:

      “How do you know if you are a counter-revolutionary? You sense that you – not just your opposition to “fundamental transformation” — must be destroyed.”

      Professor Hanson never disappoints.

  2. votermom says:

    Warm weather riot – 200+ Philly teens in “melee”; 14 arrested

    “This happens every time the weather breaks – this was expected”

    I guess another thing we can blame on global warming!

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  4. votermom says:

    The “soul concert” President Sequester held last night inspires me to link to these tales of the original Moochelle via wikileaks

    Manila – Former First Lady Imelda Marcos had a knack at “inviting herself” to international, high-profile events, and sometimes with embarrassing consequences, according to declassified diplomatic cables published online by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

    Kissinger, in a separate memo, quoted extensively and without comment, a “Good Morning America” report by Jack Anderson on the disarray that transpired during Imelda’s visit to the White House.

    “There’s one foreign visitor whom the state department hates to see. She happens to be one of the world’s most glamorous women. She’s the first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, a beautiful woman whose beguiling smiles charm the scowls off the world’s most cantankerous leaders,” the report said.

    It revealed that US State Department protocol officials “grit their teeth” every time Imelda shows up in the United States.

    The US ambassador to the Philippines in the mid-1970s, William Sullivan, wrote a series of blistering criticisms of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos in secret cables that have since been declassified and published by WikiLeaks.

    In one of the reports, dated September 12, 1973, Mr Sullivan recounted a “two-day blast” of a party for Ferdinand Marcos that he said was at odds with state-controlled media reports that he “spent a quiet birthday at his desk”.

    “In general, every aspect of the occasion was too much, too long, and in questionable taste,” Mr Sullivan wrote in the report to Washington.

    Mr Sullivan wrote that one of the lowest points was when military chiefs were required, under instructions from Imelda Marcos, to perform in a presidential palace floor show “in garish female attire”.

    “This whole affair was a saccharine suffusion of sycophancy,” he wrote, according to the cables published on the website of the anti-secrecy organisation this week.

    “Saccharine suffusion of sycophancy” – sounds like the media love for Obamas.

    • Karma says:

      Always love the behind the scene details. Of course, with Imelda, you could probably make up stories and they still wouldn’t be as crazy as the reality.

      And there’s another blast from the past, Jack Anderson. Do we even have investigative journalists anymore?

      • votermom says:

        That wacky Imelda. There’s a story that she would ask ze riche to contribute to whatever her latest pet project was. If the check that came was too small, she’d send it back with a note that said “you may need this more than me in the future.”
        That would scare the donor shitless – they’d usually send back a much much bigger (or even blank) check or else they knew she’d make them need that money by crushing their business.

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  6. HELENK says:

    I stole this from Rev Amy’s place. So many could learn from this young lady on what you can do , it you really give your all and try

  7. HELENK says:

    as many jobless lose their unemployment benefits and apply for disability the economy is being dragged down

  8. HELENK says:

    now is cozy. both listened to jermiah wright and went to school together

  9. votermom says:

    New Open thread up.

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