Friday links! Short and sweet.
I set up my next blood donation appointment online (here in Hoquiam/Aberdeen there’s one at Walmart on August 11th). All types are needed. Red Cross has been assclowny in a few ways in the past, but their online setup is pretty good.
“Amy Winehouse: Death and Addiction” by Kendra Sebelius (who is also @VoiceinRecovery on Twitter and writes on eating disorders; she does great work).
“Addiction is a serious issue, one that requires serious discussions. I feel people still have the tone of â€œwell, she had a choice to stop.â€ Choice is such a hard word to even address in this whole thing. […] Rehab didnâ€™t keep me sober, any more than it does for many people. […] This doesnâ€™t mean a person is bad or a failure or unwilling to get better. It means it is hard to not only get sober, but to stay sober. I had to change my environment, ask for help, and find a new way of doing things. Rehab is just a starting point. You donâ€™t go to rehab and automatically get better.”
Further on Winehouse: apparently a HuffPo article was needed because so many don’t understand alcohol withdrawal. This is kind of rattling to me.
OK, onto lighter matters: Special Report: Star Trek The Next Generation: A XXX Parody; even from giggly curiosity I can’t bring myself to watch something like this. But the review? GOLDEN.
Common rumors about lesbians I would like to dispel
The Just-So Stories complete text poster. Pretty fabulous. I’ve acquired this book and a few other Kipling tomes for my kids; they love them.
From M’s blog: “Mistakes”; a wonderful post about a child’s ever-broadening assessment of the world around him.
Make: Cucumber Lime Mint Agua Fresca at Simply Recipes
And – guess what? Babies thrive on real meat! From vintage-ads on Livejournal:
Babies, on behalf of parents everywhere, I’m really sorry if anyone offered this to you.