Saturday, January 23, 2016

Nicole Arbour vs YouTubers (Everyone's Response)

I know I'm way behind on responding to this schiessecunt's idiocy, but I rand across this video when went to pull up a story/dubstep video on YouTube to knit to. And for the record, I lurve the hell out of Shawn Halpin's comments. I particularly took offense with her the first time I saw her filmed babblings because hey, there are freakin' legit reasons for someone to be over weight/obese, and you can't always know what/why they are! Mine happen to be depression, and as-yet untreated knee/ankle injuries from high school, and that was 10+ years ago.
Now, as a fat person, am I exempt from fat-shaming other fat people? Nope. I know I do it every time I'm out in public. Especially the really obese in the motorized wheelchairs/motorized shopping carts where they're practically spilling over the side, and there's nothing but junk food in the darn cart. Those folks burn me up. But that's a whole 'nother rant for a whole 'nother day.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Update on the previous post

Found this when I got on Bing this evening. Haven't seen evidence of his roomie(s) or furbabies, but I'll be keeping an eye out for them to see how the kiddo's doing.

Holy schiesse, fire!

       Thankfully, not at Casa Devonshire, but darn close! A house a few doors down had their bbq (I think) tip over and catch the gas cans and grass on fire. Mom heard the popping from the cans, looked outside and got my attention by going 'Oh my god, they're on fire!', at which point, I grabbed my phone and rushed out to get the address while dialling 911 (our local emergency number). While I was talking to the operator on the cell, mom used our landline to report it. (Yes, we all have cell phones, but we kept our landline as a just in case.) We were panicky mostly because of the chance it could spread down the duplexes to our home, and partly because the folks are furbaby parents as well (two pups and a kitty who apperently doesn't like being an indoor kitty).

      As for the tablet and case? So far, the tablet's working pretty well. I took it with us when mom and I took Bruce to get his first radiation treatment for his protate cancer. Only problem was not being able to connect to the wifi at the cancer center, but that could have been because of a combo of non tech savviness on my part, learning an android system, and maybe a glitch in the system somewhere. But I've got games and such downloading for tomorrow for mom to get used to using a tablet. She's used to using a touchscreen at work, so that part won't be as much of a challenge. It'll probably be the scrolling and switching between screens bit that causes most of the challenge for her til she gets used to it. Thankfully, she's a quick learner.
       The case though... I'm not so thrilled with it. The keyboard's a tad... Clunky as far as how much pressure I have to use on it just to get it to register what I'm trying to type. And it's certainly smaller than what I'm used to on both the laptops and desktops I've used. Heck, even the Amazon Basics keyboard's keys aren't as small, and respond better on a lighter touch. And I actually don't spend as much time going back to correct typos, no matter how fast I type. But considering the price, I really shouldn't be surprised, eh?

Well, that's all for updates for now, dearies!

Monday, January 18, 2016

New device!

       I finally jumped on the tablet bandwagon! I got two iRule eXpro X1s, along with the keyboard cases and screen protectors. One's for mom, if she decides to use it based on my experience with it. So far, it's taking some getting used to, since I'm used to using a desktop or laptop PC. While I don't see using this for full-time blogging use, it should come in handy for the odd 'I'm stuck in Giant/Laundromat' blog post. Picture and video quality aren't the best, but I wasn't expecting anything fancy, as this is a budget tablet. But I'll let yu know more as I use it.

No, I'm not recieving recompence for reviewing this product, as nice as that would be.

Friday, January 15, 2016

My Abuse Story - Matthew Santoro

This is really kind of hard to watch, given his personality in all of his other videos. And I encourage you to go check out the description on Youtube if you're being abused, or if you think you're being abused. You don't deserve that kind of shitty-assed behaviour. Nobody does, regardless of gender.

And for the record, I wanted to reach through the screen and hug him the entire time. That doesn't happen all that often, believe me.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

A sad RIP for my circle of Stargate friends/family

       A friend of mine lost her battle with her health issues today. Connie was a dear sweet woman, one whom I and those who had the pleasure of knowing her won't be forgetting soon, certainly not without quite a few tears for a long while.

       If you'd like to help her family take care of her medical bills, they have a GoFundMe page here. I can't donate personally, but I wanted to spread the word in memory of my friend.


RIP, Alan Rickman

       He passed on in London after battling cancer. He was 69.
       He'll be best remembered in Casa Devonshire as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies, the voice of Marvin in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Alexander Dane in Galaxy Quest.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


       Really starting to think I need to get over to Giant to start knitting and drafting blog posts again. But I don't want to keep bumming money off mom to buy the coffee drinks I'm so addicted to. Yes, I'm a coffee addict. Especially if it's white chocolate flavored, or Pumpkin spice or peppermint lattes. So, I'm going to be getting the Patreon back up with hopefully better reward levels, and regular updates.

       Is anyone else playing the Powerball lottery? Well, mom and I have, since it's up to $1.5 billion the last time we checked. I'll tell you what, if we won, the bills would be completely paid off along with the house, and both the house and car would be completely repaired. Mom would also retire from where she's working. Mostly because of issues with the new management. May go into that in a future post, providing mom gives me permission. 

       In family health news, mom's been to physical therapy for the limited range of motion and pain in her right arm since her surgery, and it's helped a lot. Her range of motion increased a lot at the first session, which helped boost her spirits quite a bit. 
       Bruce went in for the pre-radiation stuff today at Carlisle Regional Medical Center's Cancer Center, and holy. Shit. What a difference from Ortenzio Cancer Center. They still hadn't had a schedule up for his radiation treatments at the cancer center, whereas the folks in Ortenzio had a schedule up for mom, at her pre-radiation set-up, so she could show her workplace when she'd be going in for her treatments. So, the lack of schedule for him to show her higher-ups is stressing her out. 
       Also, small update on the posts: I'm going to be adding pictures somewhere in the post so I can get it posted on Pinterest. And I'll add my Pinterest link to how you can get follow me.

Anyway, that's all for today!

Monday, January 11, 2016

RIP, David Bowie

He passed on last night after an 18 month battle with Cancer. He was known for his music and acting careers.