A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I'm just sayin'

There are a few things in the news today that I'd like to bring to your attention...

The swine flu vaccine has made some BIG money for BIG Pharma. I'm sure they're oinking all the way to the bank. I felt like the whole swine flu epidemic was much ado about nothing. Yes, there were some pretty major cases and some people got very, very sick. But those people were already suffering from underlying issues. If you were otherwise healthy (like I was) and got the swine flu (like I did), you felt like shit for a few days (like I did) and laid in bed reading books and watching TV and playing on the internet (like I did) while your husband stepped up to the plate and took care of your kid (like mine did- thank god it was a weekend). Still, those pharmaceutical companies are freaking genius. They have an amazing spin and propaganda factory. Well done, Big Pharma. 
There's been an outbreak of mumps in one tight-knit community in New York. That's scary. Wanna know what's really scary? "most of the young men who were infected had been vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) but the mumps portion of the vaccine is less effective than the others the federal report said."

Here's a fun project I found online. It's called The Six-Word Memoirs. The concept is describing an aspect of your life in six words. There are different categories. I liked the "momoires". Of course. Here's mine:
"Stronger than I thought I'd be."

Leave a comment and tell me: What would your six words be?


My name is Erin. said...

I didn't get the swine-flu vac and neither did my kids. I felt guilty at the time, but I'm glad I followed my instincts.

Your six words made me tear up. (that happens a lot, in case you hadn't caught on)

Mine, because this has been a recurring theme as of late, "Have learned to follow my instincts."

Penny said...

I don't know if I can limit myself to just SIX words! I'll try!

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