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Odin's Day 
10th-Nov-2010 07:31 am
State of the 'Song
So last night, I was exhausted - but it still took me forever to fall asleep. If Lunesta is losing its efficacy, I will be very put out.

School Nurse
Still no reply. I have replied pointedly inquiring about the lack of reply and wondering, considering how the nurse treats disabled parents, how she treats disabled students. I have cced this to the appropriate people at the MA Board of Nursing and MA School Nurse Association (thanks for digging that info up, brithistorian!). So we'll see.

Ha! Reply before I even finished typing my morning post: "Thank you for your thorough report, which I read the day you sent it. I am sorry for your experience. I don't comment on personnel matters with parents, of course, including my conversations with teachers and school employees, but I am talking to our nurse."


Is there a calligrapher in the house?
pisicutsa says: "I need someone who can do calligraphy like this lady, only in a price range I can afford for a holiday gift." Anyone?

I am going to RootsCamp this weekend - an unconference for community organizing and social justicey stuff. You should come too.

So About Batman and Vaginas

If you've seen handmade Sculpey/Fimo vaginas before: notice how they all have fingerprints on the labia? Like full fingerprints? I am just waiting for someone on the CSI writing staff to discover Regretsy and Craftastrophe. I am just waiting for them to have to recreate fingerprints off clay vagina pendants. I'm imagining this as Nick's problem. I can see this right now. MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Also, there is another Batman porno! We have the first one, the one that's utterly faithful to the '60s TV show by all accounts. We have yet to watch it. I think we were subconsciously waiting for this. We must obtain it. Then: viewing party! Who's in?

Link Soup
* Poem of the Day
* I want to borrow a goat.
* Street art on the beach.
* MapCrunch lets you see random Google street views all over the world.
* Mistake reports. Love.

Daily Science
Fermi telescope discovers new giant structure in our galaxy.

Work - I'm bringing in snack for staff meeting today! It's like Girl Scouts, we rotate snack-bringing. Home. It is likely not a writing day, because it's an early release day for Elayna, so actually I'll hit Whole Foods and the yarn store on the way home. Dinner, Rogue Burlesque, and overnight date with sindrian. :)
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10th-Nov-2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
Just as a note for future reference. It looks to me like any disability rights complaints in this state eventually end up at the State Att. General's office. There may be others involved, or wild goose chases to be run, but the big stinks always end at Martha's desk.
10th-Nov-2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
Excuse me if this is obvious, but I suggest that piscosubito see if their local SCA has a calligrapher who's interested in their project.

10th-Nov-2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Thanks! I shall! :)
11th-Nov-2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
If you cannot locate an illuminator near you, I can recommend two in the Cleveland area (yes, both SCA) who might be interested.

Just a note - I don't do illuminations (the color work), but I *do* calligraph. It can be difficult to find someone who does both, but not impossible. You might, therefore, wish to use the words, "calligraphy and illumination" for the piece you're looking to have made - and you might end up with a calligrapher and an illuminator (one each), rather than one person.

Good luck!
10th-Nov-2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
*grin* I think you spelled my name creatively ;)
10th-Nov-2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
Yes that is of course SOMEONE ELSE ENTIRELY. *headdesk**

I'm awake, really I am.
11th-Nov-2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
hah - yes, I was reading the comments, and thinking "I didn't ask that. Or did I?"
10th-Nov-2010 02:28 pm (UTC) - Re: Calligraphy
I can do that! :)

Have her either PM me here, or email me at Dragonflycreations [AT] gmail [DOT] com, and I can talk with her directly regarding what she wants and price ranges.
10th-Nov-2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
I think the headmaster was insufficiently grovely. "I'm sorry" just doesn't cover it. Glad you escalated.
10th-Nov-2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Also, Batman porn: I will be eternally scarred by the all-gay "Batdude" I saw in the early 90s. Batdude and Throbbin', fighting their various nemeses, including the Tickler and some others I can't recall now. Really, the het Batman porn I saw after that (a Batgirl ripoff, I think) was so very pathetic in comparison.
10th-Nov-2010 02:48 pm (UTC) - You're kidding...
How is that in any conceivable way a proper response to your complaint?

I am sorry for your experience.

And "talking to the nurse" does not even begin to cover it. You should have gotten a phone call immediately.

Speaking as someone who has dealt with non-typical customers (mine are users that I work with) basic rules of Customer Service STILL APPLY. You and your child received extraordinarily BAD service and should expect an immediate and satisfactory remedy.
10th-Nov-2010 02:54 pm (UTC) - Re: You're kidding...
I'm sayin'.

We'll see what the higher-ups have to say.
11th-Nov-2010 02:27 am (UTC) - Re: You're kidding...
I'm in the restaurant industry, and in my customer service/risk management training, we were trained to say 'i am sorry for your experience' because it does NOT admit guilt in any situation...so i would say that the email was basically a dismissal of the whole situation in a nice way to avoid any possible lawsuits. So yeah, i would definitely continue to pursue that because this isn't about food, this is about basic human respect and understanding, and considering it's a NURSE at a SCHOOL...yeah.
10th-Nov-2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
Oooooooo, have fun tonight!
10th-Nov-2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Checking in w/a friend re: calligraphy. Holler if the earlier commenters don't work out.

Fingerprints can be removed from Fimo/Sculpy with rubbing alcohol and a soft paintbrush, FYI.
There is no excuse for this to turn all CSI. Ew.
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10th-Nov-2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
I agree. "I don't comment on personnel matters", when the matter involved you and your kid, is pure bullshit.
10th-Nov-2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Right? When someone comes to you and says, "hi, I was mistreated by one of your staff. What's being done about it?", the correct answer is not "none of your business."
10th-Nov-2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
cynara_linnaea does excellent freelance work. PM me if you'd like her contact info.
10th-Nov-2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
I find the tepid response from said headmaster less than compelling. Mind you, he may have legal restrictions on what he can say about personnel matters, indeed. I just expected more groveling and, well, more overall acknowledgement of an appalling lack of professionalism and decency in the original situation. (Not to mention her insistence that you perform an unsafe, illegal act; that's a whole 'nuther ball of wax, and perhaps one that should get bumped up to law enforcement?)

Tepid fail really has an obnoxious taste, doesn't it?
11th-Nov-2010 12:45 am (UTC)
FYI, that "Dark Knight" pron is over FOUR HOURS LONG! That's a lot of movie to watch... and it's pron, so that's in fifteen to twenty minute increments!


WHAT!? ;-P
12th-Nov-2010 12:26 am (UTC)
A weekend viewing of Batman porn that finishes early enough for me to take the T home would have me RSVPing yes so quickly.
12th-Nov-2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing mistake reports - I love it. So much so that in case you want a feed for lj, I created one (I did want): mistakereports

I'm never sure if other people use the lj feeds as much as I do, but I love the fact that pretty much anything can be read here if it's got rss or a feedburner is set up for it.
13th-Nov-2010 01:52 am (UTC)
"Also, there is another Batman porno! We have the first one, the one that's utterly faithful to the '60s TV show by all accounts. We have yet to watch it. I think we were subconsciously waiting for this. "

Yeah but...When are they gonna do Star Trek?!? Wanda Curtis was born to play a vulcan! She's already got the perfectly in-sloped eyebrows and everything. =:o}

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