April 30, 2010

Fuck the Motherfucker

Posted at 12:43 pm in: Current Events , Music , Religion , Spring , videos , youtube
April 27, 2010

Art Supplies and New Couch & Chair

Everyone in our house is sick right now except for me. I just got over a cold that lasted a month and this seems to be what the rest of my family is afflicted with. Right now both Wes & Madison are home sick and Blake’s wishing he could be home sick.

Regardless, this weekend my mom & John came up to give us a badly needed new mattress (ours had springs sticking out of it) and a new couch & chair which can only be described as “interesting”. The couch is a fold-out bed, so between Madison’s trundle bed, the futon in my office and now this fold-out bed, we’re good to party whenever the need arises. Here are the couch & chair:

See? Interesting. Our living room has absolutely no colour scheme or decor of any kind so these pieces fit right in. Also all we had in there before was a loveseat & chair that were both falling apart, so now we have more seating.

Last night Blake and I went to Michael’s to buy art supplies. We were supposed to hit Curry’s too, but they (stupidly) closed at 6pm and Blake didn’t get out of work in time for us to go. But whatever, we went to Michael’s where I bought a whole whack of what I call “sticky bindi jewels” because that’s mostly what I use them for (also necklaces) because they were on sale, 2 jars of varnish because I was down to my last jar, 3 bottles of white pearl paint, the set of 12 glitter flakes that I wanted (decided to forgo the other sets of glitter because when I really looked at them, I just didn’t like them), 2 bottles of glitter (blue sapphire and purple sapphire) and a whole bunch of scrapbook paper that was on clearance. I got several pink papers, determined to find one that doesn’t turn orange when I apply varnish because nothing I make leaves this house without at least 2 coats of varnish.

Then today during his lunch, Blake’s going to go to Curry’s and get me 9 canvases (12 x 12), acrylic glazing liquid and silver & gold pens, which I use for signing my work.

After all’s said & done, I will have completely spent all the money I made from the sale of “Love Fairy” the other day. I didn’t even get myself Starbucks this time, I just needed art supplies.

I think my next project is going to be a turquoise version of “Love Fairy”, using the tinsel glitter I have in that colour. I should be working on my “Go Bananas” cheerleader, which has been in my bedroom ready to go for months, but I still haven’t totally figured out how I’m going to do her so I think the idea needs to stew a little bit more before I go there.

I was going to buy a few art supplies and buy the dress that I wanted but when I went to order it, it said it was currently unavailable so I bought art supplies instead but now I see it IS available and now I have no money. Godammit! Hopefully I’ll sell another painting soon so I can order it and have it in time for The Square Foot show, which I believe is in July. (Edit: I just called Blake and he told me to order it and I can pay him back when I sell my next painting. Hopefully that won’t be too long because I hate owing money to anyone, especially Blake.)

And I guess the only other news I have to report is that my neighbours, Wayne & Judy, will be moving this weekend. What sucks is that we’re going to be outside using the sod cutter to get my front garden in shape for seeding the weekend after and it’s going to be awkward watching them move their stuff out. I plan on giving them a card wishing them happiness in their new home. Blake says that’ll just piss them off more, but y’know what? I can’t control what other people do, I can only control what I do and that’s what I want to do.

So that’s that.

I hope everyone reading this is having a wonderful day and I’m sure I’ll post again soon!

Posted at 2:07 pm in: Art , Beauty , Blake , Creativity , Etsy , Gardening , Judy , Life , Mom , Money , Spring , Sunnyland , Wayne
April 24, 2010

Super Sparkly Pink Love Fairy

Now available in my Etsy shop where there are more pictures!
SOLD!

Posted at 1:58 pm in: Art , Etsy
April 21, 2010

Gogol Bordello

The show was awesome!!! The unfortunate part, however, is that I’m 5 foot fuckall and the pit was huge, so Alex, Deanna and I had to stand on a platform at the back of the venue to be able to see the band and people kept getting in my way so I couldn’t see at all unless I leaned over to the left and tried to see around them. It was still good though, the venue just kinda sucked.

I tried taking pictures and video to show you all, but because of my position and the fact that it was dark, neither r eally turned out very well but I uploaded them anyway because, hey, why not?

Blake bought me a tour t-shirt that I absolutely love and is now one of my prized possessions. There was an afterparty where Eugene was going to be DJing, but it was $10 to get in and it was already about 12:30am and Alex had to get up for work the next day so we didn’t go. I really want to though, because I figured that would be my best chance to get Eugene to sign my ticket, but it’s not a big deal that we didn’t go. It just would have been the icing on a very delicious cake.

I was supposed to meet an internet friend named Katie at the show and I kept an eye out for her but we never connected. Katie where were you? Deanna I also know from the internet and this was the first time we were meeting and she’s a really rad chick who I liked a lot. A+++ would hang out with again.

Anyway, here are my pics and I’m going to link to the video of Through the Roof ‘n’ Underground because if I embed it, it’ll be too small to see anything because I was so far back. I tried really hard to get good video for you guys so you could “experience” the show too, but I couldn’t because of where I was standing. I tried though!

Okay, here’s pics:


My tour t-shirt. It has the tour’s dates on the back.


Deanna constantly texting!


Ronny & Alex. I wish I got a better pic of Alex’s hair because it was super cute.


The love of my life.


Crappy pictures of the band. Like I said, I tried! I can’t help it that I’m practically a midget. :o/

And finally here’s me, completely exhausted and after taking off most of my makeup. I think we got home around 2:30am and Blake & I stayed up to watch LOST and V, finally going to bed around 4:30am. I woke up today at 3pm haha

A HUGE special thank you to my mom & John who looked after the kids so we could go. I love you both and really really appreciate it. <3

Posted at 5:24 pm in: Alex , Blake , Friends , Music , Ronny , Spring , Sunnyland , videos , youtube
April 17, 2010

Why so serious?


“Why so serious?” is finished and you can view more pictures of it in my Etsy shop!

I have a love/hate relationship with this painting. I consider it the silliest thing I’ve ever painted but that was kind of the point. A couple of weeks ago, Jackie left a comment on my site that said, “I’m always amazed by your works Sunny, & your girls look so whimsical & serious all at the same time.” And the idea that my girls seemed “serious” led to the conclusion that I should make one that wasn’t serious at all and that’s how “Why so serious?” came into my head.

I hate this painting because I just don’t like it and I feel like I wasted a canvas creating it because no one else will ever want it and it’s going to rot in my bedroom for the rest of my life.

I love this painting because I took what I thought was a terrible idea, ran with it and saw it to the end, which isn’t something I’m known for doing. And who knows? Maybe a Batman geek will think it’s awesome and snap it right up, I have no idea. I have no idea what people want me to paint anymore so I just paint whatever I want to (and I think that’s a good thing).

So that’s the story of “Why so serious?” Now will someone please take the damn thing off my hands? Thanks.

Posted at 1:34 pm in: Art , Etsy
April 16, 2010

Thanks to Maryin For This – Eat Organic!

Monsanto Awareness Day

Today is Monsanto Awareness Day. According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service website, about 91% of soybeans and 85% of corn produced in the US in 2009 came from genetically modified seed.  Please read this article, then try to find something in your kitchen that DOES NOT contain a corn or soy-based ingredient.

I urge you to do the research, check the facts, and do what you can to educate and inform others, even if it’s just your immediate family and friends – every bit helps.  Re-post this article and others on your websites, blogs, facebook and twitter statuses, etc.  Don’t let them continue to destroy the very sustenance our lives depend on.  This is the most basic human right: to eat of the nutritious earth to be strong, healthy, and alive, and they are rapidly taking that right from us – our lives are literally becoming controlled by these corporations and the longer it goes on, the weaker we become and the harder it will be to fight it.  We CAN stop them, but we need all the help we can get.

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Institute For Responsible Technology

Doctors Warn: Avoid Genetically Modified Food

On May 19th, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called on “Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM (genetically modified) foods when possible and provide educational materials concerning GM foods and health risks.”[1] They called for a moratorium on GM foods, long-term independent studies, and labeling. AAEM’s position paper stated, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. They conclude, “There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation,” as defined by recognized scientific criteria. “The strength of association and consistency between GM foods and disease is confirmed in several animal studies.”

More and more doctors are already prescribing GM-free diets. Dr. Amy Dean, a Michigan internal medicine specialist, and board member of AAEM says, “I strongly recommend patients eat strictly non-genetically modified foods.” Ohio allergist Dr. John Boyles says “I used to test for soy allergies all the time, but now that soy is genetically engineered, it is so dangerous that I tell people never to eat it.”

Dr. Jennifer Armstrong, President of AAEM, says, “Physicians are probably seeing the effects in their patients, but need to know how to ask the right questions.” World renowned biologist Pushpa M. Bhargava goes one step further. After reviewing more than 600 scientific journals, he concludes that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a major contributor to the sharply deteriorating health of Americans.

Pregnant women and babies at great risk

Among the population, biologist David Schubert of the Salk Institute warns that “children are the most likely to be adversely effected by toxins and other dietary problems” related to GM foods. He says without adequate studies, the children become “the experimental animals.”[2]

The experience of actual GM-fed experimental animals is scary. When GM soy was fed to female rats, most of their babies died within three weeks—compared to a 10% death rate among the control group fed natural soy.[3] The GM-fed babies were also smaller, and later had problems getting pregnant.[4]

When male rats were fed GM soy, their testicles actually changed color—from the normal pink to dark blue.[5] Mice fed GM soy had altered young sperm.[6] Even the embryos of GM fed parent mice had significant changes in their DNA.[7] Mice fed GM corn in an Austrian government study had fewer babies, which were also smaller than normal.[8]

Reproductive problems also plague livestock. Investigations in the state of Haryana, India revealed that most buffalo that ate GM cottonseed had complications such as premature deliveries, abortions, infertility, and prolapsed uteruses. Many calves died. In the US, about two dozen farmers reported thousands of pigs became sterile after consuming certain GM corn varieties. Some had false pregnancies; others gave birth to bags of water. Cows and bulls also became infertile when fed the same corn.[9]

In the US population, the incidence of low birth weight babies, infertility, and infant mortality are all escalating.

Food designed to produce toxin

GM corn and cotton are engineered to produce their own built-in pesticide in every cell. When bugs bite the plant, the poison splits open their stomach and kills them. Biotech companies claim that the pesticide, called Bt—produced from soil bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis—has a history of safe use, since organic farmers and others use Bt bacteria spray for natural insect control. Genetic engineers insert Bt genes into corn and cotton, so the plants do the killing.

The Bt-toxin produced in GM plants, however, is thousands of times more concentrated than natural Bt spray, is designed to be more toxic,[10] has properties of an allergen, and unlike the spray, cannot be washed off the plant.

Moreover, studies confirm that even the less toxic natural bacterial spray is harmful. When dispersed by plane to kill gypsy moths in the Pacific Northwest, about 500 people reported allergy or flu-like symptoms. Some had to go to the emergency room.[11],[12]

The exact same symptoms are now being reported by farm workers throughout India, from handling Bt cotton.[13] In 2008, based on medical records, the Sunday India reported, “Victims of itching have increased massively this year . . . related to BT cotton farming.”[14]

GMOs provoke immune reactions

AAEM states, “Multiple animal studies show significant immune dysregulation,” including increase in cytokines, which are “associated with asthma, allergy, and inflammation”—all on the rise in the US.

According to GM food safety expert Dr. Arpad Pusztai, changes in the immune status of GM animals are “a consistent feature of all the studies.”[15] Even Monsanto’s own research showed significant immune system changes in rats fed Bt corn.[16] A November 2008 by the Italian government also found that mice have an immune reaction to Bt corn.[17]

GM soy and corn each contain two new proteins with allergenic properties,[18] GM soy has up to seven times more trypsin inhibitor—a known soy allergen,[19] and skin prick tests show some people react to GM, but not to non-GM soy.[20] Soon after GM soy was introduced to the UK, soy allergies skyrocketed by 50%. Perhaps the US epidemic of food allergies and asthma is a casualty of genetic manipulation.

Animals dying in large numbers

In India, animals graze on cotton plants after harvest. But when shepherds let sheep graze on Bt cotton plants, thousands died. Post mortems showed severe irritation and black patches in both intestines and liver (as well as enlarged bile ducts). Investigators said preliminary evidence “strongly suggests that the sheep mortality was due to a toxin. . . . most probably Bt-toxin.”[21] In a small follow-up feeding study by the Deccan Development Society, all sheep fed Bt cotton plants died within 30 days; those that grazed on natural cotton plants remained healthy.

In a small village in Andhra Pradesh, buffalo grazed on cotton plants for eight years without incident. On January 3rd, 2008, the buffalo grazed on Bt cotton plants for the first time. All 13 were sick the next day; all died within 3 days.[22]

Bt corn was also implicated in the deaths of cows in Germany, and horses, water buffaloes, and chickens in The Philippines.[23]

In lab studies, twice the number of chickens fed Liberty Link corn died; 7 of 20 rats fed a GM tomato developed bleeding stomachs; another 7 of 40 died within two weeks.[24] Monsanto’s own study showed evidence of poisoning in major organs of rats fed Bt corn, according to top French toxicologist G. E. Seralini.[25]

Worst finding of all—GMOs remain inside of us

The only published human feeding study revealed what may be the most dangerous problem from GM foods. The gene inserted into GM soy transfers into the DNA of bacteria living inside our intestines and continues to function.[26] This means that long after we stop eating GMOs, we may still have potentially harmful GM proteins produced continuously inside of us. Put more plainly, eating a corn chip produced from Bt corn might transform our intestinal bacteria into living pesticide factories, possibly for the rest of our lives.

When evidence of gene transfer is reported at medical conferences around the US, doctors often respond by citing the huge increase of gastrointestinal problems among their patients over the last decade. GM foods might be colonizing the gut flora of North Americans.

Warnings by government scientists ignored and denied

Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had warned about all these problems even in the early 1990s. According to documents released from a lawsuit, the scientific consensus at the agency was that GM foods were inherently dangerous, and might create hard-to-detect allergies, poisons, gene transfer to gut bacteria, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged their superiors to require rigorous long-term tests.[27] But the White House had ordered the agency to promote biotechnology and the FDA responded by recruiting Michael Taylor, Monsanto’s former attorney, to head up the formation of GMO policy. That policy, which is in effect today, denies knowledge of scientists’ concerns and declares that no safety studies on GMOs are required. It is up to Monsanto and the other biotech companies to determine if their foods are safe. Mr. Taylor later became Monsanto’s vice president.

Dangerously few studies, untraceable diseases

AAEM states, “GM foods have not been properly tested” and “pose a serious health risk.” Not a single human clinical trial on GMOs has been published. A 2007 review of published scientific literature on the “potential toxic effects/health risks of GM plants” revealed “that experimental data are very scarce.” The author concludes his review by asking, “Where is the scientific evidence showing that GM plants/food are toxicologically safe, as assumed by the biotechnology companies?”[28]

Famed Canadian geneticist David Suzuki answers, “The experiments simply haven’t been done and we now have become the guinea pigs.” He adds, “Anyone that says, ‘Oh, we know that this is perfectly safe,’ I say is either unbelievably stupid or deliberately lying.”[29]

Dr. Schubert points out, “If there are problems, we will probably never know because the cause will not be traceable and many diseases take a very long time to develop.” If GMOs happen to cause immediate and acute symptoms with a unique signature, perhaps then we might have a chance to trace the cause.

This is precisely what happened during a US epidemic in the late 1980s. The disease was fast acting, deadly, and caused a unique measurable change in the blood—but it still took more than four years to identify that an epidemic was even occurring. By then it had killed about 100 Americans and caused 5,000-10,000 people to fall sick or become permanently disabled. It was caused by a genetically engineered brand of a food supplement called L-tryptophan.

If other GM foods are contributing to the rise of autism, obesity, diabetes, asthma, cancer, heart disease, allergies, reproductive problems, or any other common health problem now plaguing Americans, we may never know. In fact, since animals fed GMOs had such a wide variety of problems, susceptible people may react to GM food with multiple symptoms. It is therefore telling that in the first nine years after the large scale introduction of GM crops in 1996, the incidence of people with three or more chronic diseases nearly doubled, from 7% to 13%.[30]

To help identify if GMOs are causing harm, the AAEM asks their “members, the medical community, and the independent scientific community to gather case studies potentially related to GM food consumption and health effects, begin epidemiological research to investigate the role of GM foods on human health, and conduct safe methods of determining the effect of GM foods on human health.”

Citizens need not wait for the results before taking the doctors advice to avoid GM foods. People can stay away from anything with soy or corn derivatives, cottonseed and canola oil, and sugar from GM sugar beets—unless it says organic or “non-GMO.” There is a pocket Non-GMO Shopping Guide, co-produced by the Institute for Responsible Technology and the Center for Food Safety, which is available as a download, as well as in natural food stores and in many doctors’ offices.

If even a small percentage of people choose non-GMO brands, the food industry will likely respond as they did in Europe—by removing all GM ingredients. Thus, AAEM’s non-GMO prescription may be a watershed for the US food supply.

International bestselling author and independent filmmaker Jeffrey M. Smith is the Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology and the leading spokesperson on the health dangers of GMOs. His first book, Seeds of Deception is the world’s bestselling book on the subject. His second, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, identifies 65 risks of GMOs and demonstrates how superficial government approvals are not competent to find most of them. He invited the biotech industry to respond in writing with evidence to counter each risk, but correctly predicted that they would refuse, since they don’t have the data to show that their products are safe.

(original link)

Posted at 1:46 am in: Food

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April 15, 2010

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My Vagina is So Happyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!

March & April have not been happy months for me, vaginally speaking. I have stage IV endometriosis which I’ve had 5 surgeries for and after my last surgery, the specialist wanted me to take a monophasic birth control pill for 3 months straight, then take a 7 day break to have a period and begin another round of 3 months of pills. Lather, rinse, repeat.

This would be fine if my body acted accordingly, but it doesn’t. As soon as I start the 3rd pack, I begin spotting. By the 2nd week of the 3rd pack, I’m full on bleeding like a normal period except this bleeding persists for 2 weeks and then on the 4th week of the 3rd pack I go back to spotting, so by the time I’m supposed to take this 7 day “break” from the birth control pills, my body’s done bleeding. I take the break anyway, because I’m supposed to, but I don’t really see the point since I just had an entire month of hellacious bleeding and cramping.

So for the last week of March until roughly now-ish, I’ve been bleeding and at the beginning of April, bleeding and in pain, I got fed up because adding to my misery is the fact that because of my disease, I can’t use tampons, so I’m stuck with crappy plastic pads that quite often give me yeast infections and this month was no different.

Once I realized that I had another yeast infection that’s $20 a pop to cure and that I wouldn’t be able to do anything about it until I stopped bleeding and I was looking at another 2 or 3 weeks of doing so, I lost it. The idea of my already irritated vagina being stuck in a plastic diaper non-stop for another 2 or 3 weeks put me into tears and I sat down with my husband, Blake, and begged him to shell out the $145.99 it cost for LunapadsDeluxe Heavy Flow Kit.

We really didn’t have the money to do this, but I argued that we spend more than that on disposable pads and Monistat per year and we both decided that for my own comfort and our wallets that reusable pads were the way to go and while Lunapads are a little more expensive than the reusable pads you’ll find on say, Etsy, after receiving them in the mail a few days ago, I believe the cost is most definitely worth it because Lunapads‘ construction and material is unlike anything I’ve found anywhere else and they say the average Lunapad has a 3-5 year lifetime, officially, but some of their staff have had them last up to 10 years and by looking at the quality of the ones I received, I’d believe it. This is a well-built product.

When you order, you can choose between regular cotton and organic cotton. The organic cotton costs more and is less absorbent, but is better for the Earth, so it’s your call, but I went with the regular cotton because we already couldn’t afford the kit I was buying.

A Lunapad is composed of two parts, basically. There is the maxipad, which has wings and secures to the underside of the gusset in your underwear with a plastic snap and it’s not just a piece of cotton that’s maxipad-shaped that you secure in your underwear, the part with the wings is two layers of cotton sewn together and then in the crotch of the pad, there’s a liner sewn in that’s composed of (I think) two layers of thick flannel cotton with a nylon layer in between and sewn onto each end of the “pad” portion are two bands of ric-rac which are used to hold a liner. A liner is crotch-shaped and is basically identical to the “pad” portion of the maxipad. This is a basic Lunapad and a liner. There are also liners with wings but the wings don’t wrap around the gusset of your underwear like the pad does, the wings just tuck against your crotch/thighs.

A few of the wings liners came with my kit but I haven’t tried them yet. Personally I kinda wish they would wrap around the gusset and fasten with a snap like the pads do, but that’s a really minor thing and it probably really isn’t even necessary.

Here’s a video of one of the company’s founders showing how Lunapads work. I would tell you more about the founding of the company, but with their new site redesign that information seems to have been left off. Which sucks because the company was founded by two entrepreneurial Canadian women and it is based out of Vancouver, BC. Anyway, onto the video:

See? Easy to use. Great quality. Ingenious design.

What was also shown in the video, that you have to purchase separately and I didn’t, is The Moon Pad Bag, which is a pouch that has two sides, one for your extra clean pads and one for your used ones. Since I’ve been raving about Lunapads all month on forums, my site and Twitter, a few friends have asked me how they would use them at work and that’s how. Another option is that because of Lunapads‘ design, you can put in as many liners as you want, so in the morning before work, you could use a pad for heavy flow, stack it with 2 or 3 or even 4 liners and depending on your flow, you probably wouldn’t have to change your liners until you got home.

Since I work from home and the washing machine is on my way from the bathroom to my office, using Lunapads is pretty easy for me. Our family produces enough laundry that doing small loads every day is no problem, which would keep me in fresh pads throughout my “moon time” without an issue, especially since the kit I bought contained plenty of pads and liners to get me through.

I’ve only been wearing my Lunapads for about 3 days now and I’m only spotting so I can’t attest to how well they perform during heavy flow days, but with how they’re handling moderate spotting I have no doubt that they’ll be fine for my heavier days, especially if I double up the liners, but what I can definitely attest to is how comfortable they are. Honestly, I can barely tell that I’m wearing one and when I do shift in my chair or whatever and feel the pad against my skin, it’s very soft and 10,000 times better than sticky plastic. Since Lunapads are not holding moisture against my skin and their material allows my vag to breathe, they won’t cause the chronic yeast infections I would normally get with using disposables.

So how do you take care of your Lunapads? Well, the recommended method is to keep a container of water with a little bit of soap in it and soak your pads when you change them and then wash them, but I have no intentions of doing that, having a small bathroom and a daughter who hasn’t started menstruating yet and is easily freaked out by the concept. I just plan on dropping them in the washing machine as I use them and doing a load of laundry whenever I need to. This will probably result in staining of my Lunapads, but I mean come on, they’re pads for soaking up vag blood here, I don’t expect them to stay pristine and stains won’t affect their effectiveness. But if that’s an issue for you, then just rinse them out when you change them or when you get home and put them in the mesh bag that comes with them and put them in the washing machine when you’re able to, no biggie.

Yes, the cost upfront for Lunapads IS a bitch, but in my opinion totally worth it for the comfort factor and like I said in the beginning, even the bigger kits like the one I got costs less than I would be spending on disposable pads per year, especially when you factor in the yeast infection treatments that go along with them at $20 a pop. And of course there’s the added bonus that you won’t be contributing to landfills anymore, which is a huge factor in buying reusable menstrual products for a lot of people so I thought I’d mention it. Did you realize that pads are just like diapers in a landfill and take a really really long fucking time to break down? Did you realize that flushing tampons (which you actually shouldn’t do despite the encouragement on the instruction sheet that comes with them) and their applicators, especially plastic ones that take forever to break down, causes problems at your municipality’s water treatment plant? They have to scoop all of that debris out of a big tank with a thing that looks like a big pool skimmer and it all gets hauled off to the landfills anyway.

Another product that you can buy on the Lunapads website is The Diva Cup, which is like a reusable tampon except instead of absorbing the blood, it collects it and you empty it into the toilet once or twice a day, depending on your flow, then you wash it out and reinsert it. I know many people who use reusable internal menstrual products like The Diva Cup and they all swear by it, so if you’re a tampon girl and squicked by the idea of pads but would still like to have eco-friendly periods, The Diva Cup may be the way to go.

In closing, I’m extremely happy with my purchase and I find myself actually looking forward to my next period so I can use all of the neato pads that came with my kit. I’ve also talked it over with Blake and within the next 6 months, we’re going to be buying our daughter Madison, who will be 12 next month, the Deluxe Teen Kit because her menarche is right around the corner and we want to start her off on the right foot, especially since endometriosis is hereditary and I want her to be as comfortable as possible.

And before I go, I should probably mention that in celebration of the Lunapads site redesign, they’re giving 20% off on all orders made before Friday, April 16th, so if you’re thinking of making the switch, today or tomorrow might be the time to do it!

So that’s Lunapads. If you switch, I hope they make your vagina as happy as they’ve made mine.

AMAZING \m/!!!!!!!!!

Three girls cover Toxicity by System of a Down on violin and drums – and in my opinion are better than the original.

Posted at 10:57 am in: Music , videos

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