Thinking about my deceased sister Tammy (1966-1968) from my previous post, I thought of something I hadn’t thought of in years.
My mom, who was understandably devastated by her young daughter’s death, had a favorite photo of Tammy (not the photo of her above). A year or so after her death, my mom saw an ad in a paper that claimed they could take any photo of a person and turn it into a 3-dimensional ‘statue’ of the person in the photo.
My mom, perhaps a bit naive even when not consumed by grief, sent her favorite photo, the only copy she had, to this company. They sent her back a flat, inch-thick Styrofoam cutout silhouette of my sister with a copy of her (very 2-dimensional) image glued to it. Not quite a statue. The original photo was not returned and could never be retrieved. My mom kept the silly Styrofoam cutout for many years, but was very hurt at the loss of the photograph.
People suck in ways large and small, and their greed, selfishness and lies hurt people in ways they cannot even imagine, if they even cared to imagine the damage they do.
This is awesome. My sister Tammy (below) died of leukemia at age 2, many years ago when I was a child myself. If it happened today, perhaps they could have saved her. Although it’s too late for her, perhaps other children like her will now have the chance she didn’t get. I love you and miss you, sister.
Chess 1.02 Patch Notes
- Black will now sometimes go first
- Fixed a bug where pawns could sometimes take pieces in adjacent columns on their first move
- Fixed a bug where pawns could turn into queens if they reached the far back row
- "Castling" exploit removed
- Added killstreaks
- Added “Medic” class
- Knights officially renamed to Horsies
Also, bishops officially renamed “Gargling Grovers”.
GPOYW - New York City’s drunk tests are hard Edition
…and it wouldn’t be a quick death, either.
The difference between having a dog and having a cat is that, if you were to be shrunk down to 6 inches tall, most dogs would probably still respect and obey you, at least to the degree they did when you were full size. Some might even let you ride them.
Most cats would just eat you.
…and you don’t even have to wrap it for me.
Truth does not become error just because nobody believes it.
Gandhi (via deep-nature)
…and neither does error become truth just because everybody believes it.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences.
A full wallet makes a poor substitute for a full heart.
Like an Eskimo, I have 17 different names for snow
…but most would be bleeped out on network TV.
For you to insult me, I must first value your opinion.
…and I do not value the opinion of those who deliberately and purposefully insult others.
How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.
…and this is when the Saints are WINNING
We were watching TV together while my sweetie is knitting a pink scarf all lady-like. I noticed she was checking the football scores on line, so I encouraged her to put the game on TV. We did, but the knitting lady quickly disappeared and was replaced by crazy lady with the mouth of a drunken sailor, waving knitting needles at the TV shouting “MOVE IT YOU FUCKERS! COME ON! GET ‘IM!!!”
This weekend was gingerbread weekend! Me and my sweetie went to see two different gingerbread displays this weekend (one at the Le Parker Meridien hotel in Manhattan on Saturday, and then an entire gingerbread village at the New York Hall of Science in Queens today. Naturally, all this put
us me in the mood for gingerbread, so on the way home today we picked up a gingerbread couple of cookies. They were so cute I had to take a picture before we sent them to gingerbread heaven.
RIP John. You’re not the only one.