piccadillywhore: (Default)
2008-11-04 11:15 am

I voted. For Obama.

Of course.

I was voter #680 and they had to empty the ballot box for me to submit mine.  A neighbor told me that over half the people in our district have already voted.

I cannot wait to celebrate tonight. 
piccadillywhore: (Default)
2007-10-30 11:25 am

If you're in Wisconsin call your Senator NOW!

This came as a total surprise, but SB 30, the Right to Breastfeed Act, is being voted on by the full Senate TODAY! Please CALL your SenatorĀ¹s office today and ask them to vote YES on SB 30, the Right to Breastfeed Act. To find out who your Senator is go to:

http://waml.legis.state.wi.us/

Please forward this message to other Wisconsin lists/blogs and to all of your family and friends in Wisconsin and ask them to call their Senatorsā€¹all they need to say is, Please vote yes on SB 30, the Right to Breastfeed Act! And if you can go to the Capitol today to make a show of support in the Senate galleries, please do. The floor session starts at 11:00 and the bill can be voted on at any time today!
piccadillywhore: (Default)
2005-11-17 11:46 am

Nursing story

My first daughter was born six days before her due date, due to my elective induction. My doctor was going to be out of town during the weeks following my due date, and I was tired of being pregnant. It was a selfish decision. And though it was mainly my fault, I also fault my doctor for not educating me regarding the effects of an induction on a baby (and on its mother.)

After being hooked up to pitocen for 17 hours and having two epidurals, my daughter was born at 1:22am. Her cord was wrapped around her neck, and the hospital staff acted as though she was going to die. I just remember her cord being cut and watching her being rushed to the other side of the room to receive oxygen. Apparently my doctor wasn't skilled enough, or never thought to slip the cord over her head.

When my daughter was handed to me, I looked her over, and then told the nurse that I wanted to feed her. I put my daughter in the cradle hold, and the nurse was trying to teach me how to get a latch. It wasn't working. The nurse then forcefully took my daughter and made me put her in the football hold, which was completely uncomfortable, and again, not working. I had no idea that the epidural had made my daughter sleepy and groggy. I just thought that I was doing something wrong.

My daughter had made it clear that she wasn't going nurse. The staff took my daughter from us, and moved me into another room. My ex and friend who had helped me deliver went back to our apartment, as the hospital was so full that there were no cots available. They told me that I could have my daughter back at 6:30am, and that I should get some sleep. I have no idea why I didn't tell them that I wanted my daughter with me; I figured that what they were doing was procedure and let her go with them.

I hardly slept. I was just waiting for it to be 6:30 so I could have my daughter back to feed her. I kept worrying that she was hungry, and that I could do nothing about it.

Six-thirty came and went. I called more than once, asking that my daughter be brought to me, as promised. Nothing. Finally, I got out of bed, and walked down the hall and asked the nurses to bring me my daughter. I was so angry and so worried.

It was after 8:00am when my daughter was brought to me. We were finally left alone, and I was finally able to feed her. I put her into the cradle hold, and got her to latch without any outside help (and it was actually a correct latch too!) And she ate. And ate and ate. And I couldn't stop staring at her. I remember just being so happy knowing that I was going to be the one who sustained her and made her grow.
piccadillywhore: (Default)
2005-07-25 07:22 pm

(no subject)

the Wit

(65% dark, 34% spontaneous, 22% vulgar)

your humor style:
CLEAN | COMPLEX | DARK


You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you're probably an intellectual, but don't take that to mean you're pretentious. You realize 'dumb' can be witty--after all isn't that the Simpsons' philosophy?--but rudeness for its own sake, 'gross-out' humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer. Your sense of humor takes the most effort to appreciate, but it's also the best, in my opinion.

Also, you probably loved the Office. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check it out here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais




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Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid
piccadillywhore: (Default)
2005-07-18 11:56 am

yea!

Bourbon
Congratulations! You're 130 proof, with specific scores in beer (60) , wine (66), and liquor (104).
Screw all that namby-pamby chick stuff, you're going straight for the bottle and a shot glass! It'll take more than a few shots of Wild Turkey or 99 Bananas before you start seeing pink elephants. You know how to handle your alcohol, and yourself at parties.




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You scored higher than 59% on proof

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You scored higher than 74% on beer index

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You scored higher than 79% on wine index

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You scored higher than 92% on liquor index
Link: The Alcohol Knowledge Test written by hoppersplit on Ok Cupid
piccadillywhore: (Default)
2005-07-12 11:48 am

sometimes.

i forget how much i am actually loved. it's nice to be reminded.
piccadillywhore: (Default)
2005-06-21 10:31 am

well

i am happy.
piccadillywhore: (Default)
2004-05-10 06:04 pm

i am so fucking smart

i did it.
only 10-15 and 3-5 pages to go. and two exams. and that extra credit. i cannot wait to be done. i cannot wait to have (kind of) nothing to do.

i am kind of tired. i think. but not so hungry (i've decided.) things must be done to do things. you know. i was not supposed to put the period in the () i think. i cannot even think. i could tell you all about the fucking blithedale romance though.

i want to do stuff. you know. YOU know.
piccadillywhore: (Default)
2003-10-26 11:17 am

(no subject)

my journal is friends only. obviously. i will let you read it only if you:

a. are fucking me
b. desire me
c. will feed my ego