Wednesday, October 28, 2009
TODAY I TRIED TO DELIVER BALLOONS TO THE PREMIER OF BC, GORDON CAMPBELL, TO THANK HIM FOR STEALING THE FUTURES FROM CHILDREN WITH AUTISM(AND SPECIAL NEEDS IN GENERAL) BY CANCELLING EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS. SURPRISE....SURPRISE.... NOT ONE PERSON IN HIS WHOLE OFFICE WAS AVAILABLE TO ACCEPT THE DELIVERY ON HIS BEHALF. HMMM, I GUESS PLANNING WAYS TO BE THE BIGGEST, MOST HEARTLESS, MONEY-GRABBING DOUCHE-BAG IN BC TAKES A LOT OF PEOPLE AND A LOT OF TIME.
SAVING THE WORLD IS EXHAUSTING. SO I'M GOING TO TRY THIS APPROACH INSTEAD.
I don't know if you have had the chance to check out this documentary or not, but I suggest you click on it and bookmark the link for when you have 40+ minutes to spare. It's a real eye opener and I think it should be mandatory watching for everyone in the world.... unless of course you are a money-grabbing douche-bag. In this case you should have to watch it twice. Daily.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Wanna hear me rant??
Of course you do!
Click here listen specifically from 7:24-18:03 where I manage to stretch out 4 minutes into over 11 :)
then listen specifically from 22:28-24:45 for more
NEXT, click THIS LINK and listen specifically from 56:40-57:55 where you will hear Sean follow up a few things that I didn't get a chance to say on the air.
I have to re-listen, but i think i remember calling the hon. minister mary polak nothing special and a "neuro-typical politician"..... what a mouth piece i can be.
don't forget to check out and join the facebook group Reverse the EIBI/EAIP funding cuts! (BC Autism Funding Cuts)
This is the email that landed me that interview:
As you are aware, the EIBI (Early Autism Intensive Behaviour Intervention) programs have been cut in BC. As of Jan 31, 2010, children under 6 with Autism will no longer have the life-giving essential programs they desperately need to have a chance at a future that is not financially dependant on the govt. These programs prepare and teach children on the spectrum the life skills to successfully enter into our already stretched thin school systems and build the foundations that are needed to be a productive, valuable member of society.
This cause is very real to me. I am a mother of two children currently in this program. My older son was only 19 months old when he entered the EIBI program at the Queen Alexandra Center for Children's Health. He will be 5 in December and is a walking, talking billboard for how effective this program is. He entered a public school Kindergarten this year WITHOUT the aid of a one on on worker. Because of this therapy, he will personally save the govt approximately 2.5 million dollars in financial support throughout his schooling years. Not to mention the undetermined amount of how much financial support would be needed later in his life.
Autistic children grow up to be Autistic adults.
If we invest a minimum of 20 hours per week of this scientifically proven intensive therapy in these children before they are 6, the returns are mind blowing. As a mother, I am outraged at these cuts. As a citizen of BC, I am embarrassed for such heartless cutback decisions. I am not fighting these cuts for my children. When people meet my children today, they do not believe me that they have Autism. This is a direct result of this program. I am fighting these program cuts for every child under 6 who has a diagnosis of Autism and has the right to the same quality of life as a neuro-typical child. I am fighting for those on the wait lists. I am fighting for those children not yet diagnosed.
This is a gross injustice and I shutter when I think of all the lost potential. Will you take a stand with me and everyone else determined to reverse these program cuts? Can I count on you for support?
There is a rally taking place on Wednesday,Oct 7th from 12:30-2:15 pm
We will start at Bastion Square at 12:30 and end at the Legislative Building.
If there is anyway you could possibly pass the information for this rally on, it would be greatly appreciated.
If there is anyway we can count on you for support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you will help, or ask us to direct you in a way that we need help.
Please pass along THIS LINK ( http://www.facebook.com/group.
I am attaching a pdf file with the information for the rally. I am also attaching a petition that can be printed off and signed. If anyone takes the time to do this, please contact email@example.com and we can arrange to collect them.
Thank you so much for taking a moment to read this email about possibly supporting one of the most important causes facing BC right now. Thank you from me personally, and thank you on behalf of children under 6 in BC with Autism, who deserve a chance at a quality of life equal to every child in BC.
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Well my Lovelies, I am bagged. I have been fighting a virus for weeks and I swear, if it doesn't pack up and leave my body soon, I am going to start charging it rent. Sleep would be nice, but I'm trying to be realistic and aim low for something along the lines of just good old fashioned silence.
If you are new to my blog, please leave a comment and let me know you stopped by, and if you are one of my loyal fans, please let me know how I can possibly make stalking me easier :P
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Come out and show your support to
REVERSE THE EIBI FUNDING CUTS!
When? 12:30pm, Wed. Oct. 7th
Where? Bastion Square with a
Why? To fight the funding cuts to essential Autism programs by the MCFD.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Join the group
Then DO SOMETHING!!
There a lot of people working on reversing these funding cuts. It's been an interesting few weeks to say the least. I never thought I'd be involved in press events or interviews with reporters, or speaking to MLA's.... that's a given... but it's all been worth it to look the Hon. Minister Mary Polak right in the eye and call her a liar. I'm pretty sure I won't be on her call back list.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
So, now that things are feeling a little back to normal, lets get on with the madness shall we?
Here is something that people who work in an office where co-workers use their mug simply must get. It's a got to have item and a fail safe way to be sure you never get hepatitis.
It will, however, pretty much guarantee you to have unexplained penis breath from the inevitable rim jobs.
(I love how in the ad it says "This cup has a whole in it which prevents MOST people from using it.)
Monday, March 09, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Oh, you'd like to hear it?
Well of course you do my lovely.
Hey! I heard that. What? You think I stopped reading minds? (And that's ridiculous, by the way. I would never suggest something like that.)
Ok. Here's a clue <= click there
Awe come on. That was funny.
It's always funny.
Seriously love that.
So, I was saying, if you find yourself with no one to spend Valentine's Day with, maybe you should give Rick Astley a call. I'm betting he's single. And probably on Lava Life.
No, being single isn't the only thing that makes him Valentine-able.
I can see you're not convinced.
Let me explain it to you through this esthetically pleasing pie chart.
I'm sure once you read it, you too will see the overwhelming evidence that he is in fact saturated in Valentine-able-awesomeness.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Monday, February 09, 2009
I had to take a second look when I first saw this sign. Why? you may ask?
Because it was sitting on this gigantic, yet well priced mudbutt wipe.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who was relieved that the human race is actually not THIS far gone.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Hello there my lovelies. I hope you are all well and ready to look at some stuff I've seen.
On with the show, before I walk away from this post and chalk it up to one more thing I never finish...
I'm not sure if it would work as well as the classic voodoo doll, but I bet it has it's own therapeutic properties.
I've seen some weird license plates in my life, but this was one of the weirdest!
NOBODY is as Antonio Banderas as Antonio Banderas... (said in the best Antonio Banderas voice imaginable... Believe it or not, I get to say that sentence at least 8 or 9 times a year)
An ad in the yellow pages that was clever
This guy renewed my love for hating complete strangers.
I guess cows are real spa whores. Something I never knew.
What was wrong with white??
Don't get any ideas Quincy.
I think this is an excellent example of how awesome Canadians are. ROAR!! ;)
If I were a boy, I would shove that 5 million dollar ring down her throat...
They lost their day planner on the 24th AND the 25th?? I dare someone to prank call them...
So, there you have it... Some stuff I've seen. Was it worth spending 2 minutes here wasting your precious time reading? Probably not. But it was sure worth procrastinating housework for me to post it! :)
Sunday, January 04, 2009
I got a CD player/radio for the shower. Now all I need is some song suggestions that would make a great compilation disc to wake up to.
Let's hear your suggestions of what song you would pick to go on this ultimate morning CD
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I don't know what's going on with this post, but I don't have time to fiddle with the layout. So here's this post in a nutshell.
1-My hair is pink at the front. Not red. Why do people think it's red? I dunno. I'm bored of it anyway and out of pink dye, so I guess I'll use the purple dye that I have and go back to grey. I mean brown. My mum will be very pleased.
2-I love candy. But candy you can spell stuff with? Seriously awesome. A couple years ago I sent LB Seahag and her cats their names spelled out in candy in a gift box. In return, she sent me really cool stuff that made my gift box seem completely lame. I miss Mel. Her blog was a true inspiration. She put the fun in funny. To see what she got me click here. (Man was my kid a chubbo. Holy crap.)
3-Yesterday I wore a pair of socks that apparently misunderstand their purpose. The purpose of socks, I have been led to believe, is to actually STAY on your whole foot not slip down your heel and bunch up by your toes like the toes are the most important part of the foot. So now my toes are all full of themselves and not working as a unit... as part of a team, and I'm even inclined to say down right belligerent. This morning, one little piggy was all "Hey, where's the yoga toes you promised us?" So I was all "Hey little piggy, check yourself. I didn't promise you jack. In fact, you better watch your attitude. I'm pretty sure I can make it through life with less toes than I have." I thought tough love was the answer. Be firm, you know? Make sure they understand they aren't the boss of the foot. That all parts of the foot are important. Well, let me tell you, no one was more shocked than me when my toes actually flipped me the bird and pitter-pattered to the market without me. SO right now, I'm waiting for them to get back and I am full on stubbing them. Cocky little bastards.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
The things I'll do to annoy my mother... haha....
How cool is this yin yang VW sculpture?
This was a funny commercial
I don't know how long its been around for, but it made me smile. Unlike most women, I'd actually prefer the vacuum to the necklace.
But the guy who gave the exercise equipment was awesome!
Have a good day my lovelies
"And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun"
Friday, November 28, 2008
me-"Hello?" (original hey?)
person-"Don't you answer your emails?"
me-"Oh, um... yes? But I'm not up yet. Why?"
person-"Well are we still on for coffee?"
me-"Of course. What time were you thinking?"
me-"OK, right on, see you soon."
As I start to shake off the urge to fall back asleep, it dawns on me what just happened. Who on earth was that? Must be my friend Dave McKinnon who's on the Island for a few days. He had stopped by last night to say hello, maybe we made plans that I forgot about? So I call Dave. Nope, not him. And as intrigued by the thought of coffee with me, he is indeed working and very busy.
Check my email, nope. Nothing from anyone about coffee at 10. (Now I'm bummed because why doesn't anyone want to make a coffee plan with me for real?)
So, my next thought was OH! It must be my friend Leah's boyfriend Bobby who is doing his practicum at a school down the street from me. And as luck would have it, just as I'm looking into my coffee colander and realize that I don't have enough coffee to make a whole pot, Bobby pulls up in my driveway. Another confusing conversation... but it was just coincidence. It wasn't him that called.
So, then it dawns on me. Call the person back. Duh. So I do. The voice mail said it was some apartment building downtown. So now I'm freaking out. I definitely don't have enough coffee for a whole apartment building. Parking shouldn't be a problem, I'd even venture out to say it's ample. But they all better take it black, and only want a sip or two.