Thursday, September 28, 2006


Dear Kotex:
> I recently noticed that the peel-off strip of my
> party-liner had a bunch of "Kotex Tips for Life" on it.
> Annoying advice such as:
> Staying active during your period can relieve cramps.
> Avoiding caffeine may help reduce cramps and
> headaches.
> Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day to keep you hydrated
> and feeling fresh.
> Try Kotex blah blah blah other products...
> Obviously the individual behind this was someone who
> has never possessed a functioning set of ovaries.
> Go ahead and tell a menstruating woman that drinking
> 6-8 glasses of water will help keep her feeling fresh.
> Like we need more fluid inside our bloated bodies from
> hell...but go ahead...I triple-dog-friggen-dare-ya...
> See what happens and report back. I'll wait.
> While you're at it, dump out the coffee at work and
> remove the chocolate from the vending machine.
> I garan-friggen-tee that the first responders will be
> females who just ovulated.
> Staying active will relieve headaches & cramps...well
> guess what, the only activities that interests me is
> eating..sleeping..bitching or crying for no apparent
> reason.. ...and oh...does ripping someone's head off
> count as a friggen' activity?????
> Look, females don't need or want tips for living on
> their feminine hygiene products.
> Younger girls are already hearing "helpful" crap like
> that from elderly relatives.
> Veteran females have already concocted their own
> recipes for survival, many containing alcohol &
> barbiturates.
> Printing out crap advice while sneaking in ads for the
> brand that was already purchased is just plain
> annoying, not to mention rude, and is enough to send a
> girl running to the Always brand.
> It's not a fun time, but DO NOT try to cheer us up by
> adding smiley faces or bunnies or flowery cutesy crap
> to your products or the packaging. Put the crap in a
> plain brown wrapper so we can throw it in our carts
> discreetly and have it blend in among the wine and
> beer.
> There is nothing more annoying than having a blinding
> pink package announcing your uterine state to everyone
> in the store. Why don't ya just add an in-store
> microphone to the damn package & announce
> that...helloooo, another female in the store is on the
> rag!!!!!
> So take your tips for living and your cute bunnies &
> the smiley faces and shove them right up your ass.
> PS How about adding a free sample of Pamprin & maybe a
> shot of Bourbon to your packages instead?!


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

What is Anger?
The Nature of Anger

Anger is "an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage," according to Charles Spielberger, PhD, a psychologist who specializes in the study of anger. Like other emotions, it is accompanied by physiological and biological changes; when you get angry, your heart rate and blood pressure go up,(So that’s my problem) as do the levels of your energy hormones(who has any energy hormones left?), adrenaline, and nonadrenaline.
Anger can be caused by both external and internal events. You could be angry at a specific person (Such as men who think our whole Anger Management thing is all about them, they give themselves way too much credit, it isn’t) or event (having to face the same judge in traffic court today that I humiliated in the Elbow Room a few weeks ago, He wasn’t in a forgiving mood,he’s still the biggest asshole I ever met.), or your anger could be caused by worrying or brooding about your personal problems.(Hello, aren’t the problems cause by anger, caused by problems, caused by anger…..) Memories of traumatic or enraging events (again, the Judge and the B man comes to mind, not to mention a husband droping dead in my kitchen, but whose keeping track….)
Tonight we will discuss ways anger can be suppressed, and then converted or redirected. This happens when you hold in your anger, stop thinking about it, and focus on something positive. The aim is to inhibit or suppress your anger and convert it into more constructive behavior. The danger in this type of response is that if outward expression isn't allowed, your anger can turn inward—on yourself.(OH NO!!!, we can’t be angry with ourselves) Anger turned inward may cause hypertension, high blood pressure, or depression. (I think I would rather suffer the consequences and not redirect it)
So that solves that, discussion canceled, just drinking……Brillo Box, Penn Ave. Thursday @8:00.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sorry girls, tonight you are all on your own tonight. I still do not feel good and am too sick to even think of a creative way to say it......

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

This Thursday we will meet at Hambone's on Butler Street. We can sit in the side room and watch the game, or for those who are interested, we can discuss the following:
ANGER: THE TWISTED LIGHT A journey into the meaning of anger
LECTURE, 10th of September, 2006, 7:30PM
What is anger? What is any emotion in its inner nature? This evening's lecture will examine emotion as misplaced cognitive power and as a failed gesture of creativity and perception. Emotion is the fallen, self-oriented form of feeling -- that heightened sensitivity by which we know and contribute to the world. We will consider whether anger is ever justified, and how to transform it into the power of meditation.
Just joking of course, Erin and Janice thought this would make us look official. They need some discussion points in case they are forced to attend lecture. (We know how angry they are)
See you all tomorrow, remember to look for us in the other dining room. I will be there around 7:30 to watch the beginning of game.
Girls, try to think of new places to go. I am running out of ideas. Let me know.