Friday, February 8, 2013

Creating life is hard.

And I'm not really creating it, just observing as my body does what it was created to do. We are out of the first trimester, into the second. I really, really need to go by the doc's office and get the drug testing done that they now require before my next appointment. I don't want any funny looks. And when did drug testing become a normal thing? And why do I have to go to a separate office? This is why you forego all doctor's appointments til you're eight months pregnant (like I did with Miniorc, although it wasn't by choice) and then they panic and only make you come to appointments. No blood testing, no wandering around the HUMONGOUS complex trying to find room numbers. Stupid heads.

So some pregnant bloggers I read do this picture posting thing every week of how big they're getting. I won't be doing that. It weirds me out when people merely observe that I'm "showing" now. I still feel like they're somehow calling me fat or that they have x-ray vision and they're peering into my insides. Not logical, but what do you expect? And I really hope you weren't expecting a cohesive, logical blog post because right now I'm incapable of making one. Words are hard too, especially if people expect you to put them into the right order. Fortunately I live and work with people who are good at guessing.

I have gained two pounds. I'm tracking this time because I've gained quite a lot in the past and I want to see if I can keep it down to what they deem "normal". Don't worry, I'm not being crazy and dieting or exercising fanatically. And I'm aware that I do have to gain some weight. Why do people always freak out when a pregnant person mentions she's trying not to gain too much? Especially if that person has already admitted that she gained 50-60 pounds both pregnancies? Obviously we are not dealing with someone who doesn't want to eat. But no, freak outs happen. "You're eating for TWO! You HAVE to GAIN WEIGHT! NO DIETING!"

I'm stuck with books that are like Terry Pratchett's and movies/shows that are like The Big Bang Theory. I am too empathetic when I'm not pregnant to deal with anything serious when I am. I did laugh when one blogger I read (SortaCrunchy, she's great) wrote about how emotional she was and how she had to turn off Dexter because it got too bad. And I think she's still watching Once Upon A Time. I can't touch those shows with a ten-foot pole, especially Dexter. I guess that means I'm super-empathetic. It's all those history classes. Too many things that they do in entertainment shows have been done in real life for me to find them amusing anymore. On the other hand, if you follow that link and read about how Les Mis was too much for her, I had no difficulty sitting through Les Mis, because the young men were completely idiotic AND Eponine should have gotten the stupid young man she fancied. I say idiotic and stupid because their plan to overthrow  the monarchy was laughable and their reading of the mood of the French people completely wrong. And Cosette had no personality whatsoever.

Anyway, that's enough rambling from me. If you didn't understand something don't worry, I get that a lot. Usually I can tell by the facial expression. It gets that slightly confused and desperate look that doesn't want to upset the pregnant lady by letting her know she said something unintelligible.

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Informed High Level Officials


 me:  "The Obama administration has crafted a legal argument for the targeted killing of a U.S. citizen if an "informed, high-level official" decides he is a ranking member of al-Qaeda who poses "an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States,""

 him:  Oooo, I like this
But I think it doesn't cover the middle ground

 me:  yeah what if I decide someone is a threat to my cookies?

 him:  If the "informed, high-level official" only believes them to be "an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States" I think he should have the right to throw a black bag over his head, put him in the back of a van, and move him to an undisclosed location for questioning
We wouldn't want to kill an innocent after all

 me:  hrm...
would he personally have the right or would it have to be done by another non-informed, lower-level person?
Because the more people you tell the less secure you are

 him:  Well of course he could delegate

 me:  (oh btw speaking of killing people and not telling them.... check out misfits.... warning mature audiences only)
can he delegate the decision?

 him:  As a highly informed person he could delegate the whole process to whoever he wanted

 me:  because if I'm an informed-high-level-cookie I don't want to spend my time making decisions about small fry

 him:  Exactly
Heck, if there seem to be a lot of these people he might even make a department out of it
Of course it would have to be off the books, wouldn't want spies finding out about it

 me:  also what defines high level?
shoelace length?
my shoelaces are really long and lots of people try and take my cookies and I've got a department of little kids to delegate to

him:  Duuuuuude

 me:  I'm sure they've thought of all these things already though.  It is probably on the post-it that fell off the document that they gave to the guys who leaked the info to the guys who would write about it

Monday, February 4, 2013

Reading Beyond Courage

The book by Dorthy Cave regarding the Battling Bastards of Bataan.

Debating buying this.

Wanting to buy Warmachine or Warhammer.

Not wanting to paint ANYTHING.

And that is about it.