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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Thor's Day 
22nd-Oct-2009 07:32 am
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Happy birthday to techempage!

Medical
Meh. I am improving by tiny increments.

Anniversaries!
Saturday is the anniversary of two of the three best decisions I ever made: marrying Adam and moving to Boston. <3 In celebration, Adam and I will go to the Boston Book Festival and Dali, and see Zombieland.

Feeling a bit less out of balance
Helping out with the save_dave auction did me some good. Lots of amazing stuff there! Check it out!

Also getting stuff done two days in a row helps. *nod*

Link Soup
* Hey, guess what can get you denied health insurance now? Rape. I do not have a coherent response to this yet.
* Some of the items up for auction at the BARCC Champions for Change Gala. Not too late to get your ticket!
* Alligators sing.
* The world of tomorrow, if the internet disappeared today.

Daily Science
The LHC is going back online in November!

Plans
Need to familiarize myself with the BARCC workshop I'm leading later today; I've never done this one before. Also I delayed sitting down and knitting yesterday, so I didn't get the shawl done - thing is, now that a row takes 40 minutes, it's hard to grab time. *fusses* But I shall finish it today, because it is so close to being done; I'm on the final garter-stitch section.

Afternoon and early evening = my first real activity since falling ill. I have that BARCC workshop near Downtown Crossing - anyone want to do dinner there? I get out at 6. And before that, I've got to swing by BARCC to discuss my speech for the Gala. And between that and the workshop, I'll hopefully have time to find Windsor Button and pick up some double-pointed needles so I can finally get started on Elayna's devil hat.
Comments 
22nd-Oct-2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
What size DPNs do you need? I might be able to loan you a pair.
22nd-Oct-2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
Er, set, not pair. D'oh.
22nd-Oct-2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
8s. :)
22nd-Oct-2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Alas, I have sizes both above and below that, but no 8s.
22nd-Oct-2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
Ah well. Thanks anyway! :)
22nd-Oct-2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
Alligator's sing! Well, I'm not surprised; We already knew they did the tango...

As for the rape thing, I have no response to that, either. Here's hoping that some of the health care reformes propsed re: "pre-existing conditions" take care of that. Actually, here's REALLY hoping that we get a public option, so the woman who have been dropped for this can take their business elsewhere. It would serve the douchwipe insurance companies right.
22nd-Oct-2009 02:05 pm (UTC) - Hmm
guess what can get you denied health insurance now? Rape. I do not have a coherent response to this yet.

You're right. Screaming "DIE! DIE IN A FIRE YOU SICK HEARTLESS FUCKS YOU SHOULD BE PUBLICLY SHAMED INTO TELLING YOUR FAMILY WHAT YOU DID" is probably not an especially coherent response.

But it's mine and I'll keep it.
22nd-Oct-2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
Except that the rape things really isn't about rape per se... it's about preexisting conditions. With the HIV example, I'd hope you'd have the same amount of outrage if it were an EMT/doctor/good samaritan who had accidentally been exposed to the disease and was subsequently uninsurable. Likewise, there are plenty of ways one can end up with PTSD. Why should rape victims be considered a special case?

I'm definitely not saying they should be denied coverage. But it's really a much broader issue than rape alone. What it comes down to is: bad things that aren't your fault can occur and leave you screwed under the current system.
22nd-Oct-2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
With the HIV example, I'd hope you'd have the same amount of outrage if it were an EMT/doctor/good samaritan who had accidentally been exposed to the disease and was subsequently uninsurable.

I absolutely would.

Likewise, there are plenty of ways one can end up with PTSD. Why should rape victims be considered a special case?

Not saying they should be. But the focus of that particular article happens to be about the issue of denying healthcare as it pertains to rape.
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