obieewok wrote:Big deal in the US this week: Swine Flu. Nope, none of us have gotten vaccinated, because they don't have any to give anyone yet, and I couldn't since I'm knocked up get the thing. There's also a shortage of the regular flu vaccine, so everyone is getting all dramatic and freaky about it, so a lot of schools at least here in Texas are shutting down. I personally think it's a huge overreaction, but whatev. I plan on taking my kid to get the regular flu vaccine next week, as I am getting as well. I know a bunch of people who don't believe in vaccinations, and they are all just fine too. I do it for my own piece of mind.
Wish me luck---I made another veggie lasagna and froze it. Going to cook it tonight. We shall see!
Swine flu isn't all that bad - it certainly kills less people than normal flu. As for not vaccinating, it's probably best i don't comment on that, because I tend to go a bit spare and forget that people are entitled to opinions, no matter how misguided and wrong they are. . . . . . . On that subject though, I love how in the US the government (especially in Texas, actually), is ignoring the benefits of the cervical cancer vaccine, which will prevent milllions of deaths per year, but as soon as one person dies as a result of an allergy to an ingredient in the vaccine (a tragedy, no doubt), they jump on it and want it ceased, because of the potential for death. How about a little perspective? Just because cervical cancer is a sexually transmitted disease, does not mean that vaccinating people against it will lead to increased promiscuity - gees, people are going to f uc k each other because they want to, not because it's suddenly slightly safer
If all drugs that had lead to a death of a person were removed from the market, there'd be bugger all left. In fact, there would be no drugs available, quite a few vitamins removed, and a lot of complementary medicines too. People will read into any situation whatever they want to prove their own point.
meh, onto less seriousness i think. . . . .
Vege lasagne - I had this the first time about 16 years ago at my best man's house (I was only 14 then, so he wasn't the best man yet) - his mom made it with full quarter chunks of tomato, carrot etc througout. I looked at it and cursed the politeness that was forcing me to eat it, but afterwards, I was very glad for those farking manners! it was great.
@Janny - on a karmic or quantum level, you can have all my walnuts. Obviously on a physical level, I could not give you my walnuts, becuase by the time they reach the top side of the planet, they'd be quite nasty. I hate walnuts, so I already think they're nasty anyway.
@ashlee_renee - g'day. Which part of the island you from?
@wingtear - you know that small writing is not small enough to get away with saying things like that . . . I swear, everyone thinks us dudes only think about sex, but the filthiest minds I've ever met all have double X chromosomes . . .
Angstgoddess has updated her blog, but it's a new two-part one shot of Jasper and Edward as kids, OOC and non-vamp. - http://angstgoddess003.livejournal.com/23957.html