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Aug. 24th, 2007

Girl Talk

Fight on Kerryn and have a daffodil

I'm having a slight Crusader Rabbit moment here folks, so bear with me ...

To Aussie marathon runner Kerryn McCann who has made news of her breast cancer diagnosis public tonight - fight on my dear. Again the nation is behind you.

While on the topic of cancer, much love for Daffodil Day and its fundraising efforts for all types of cancer. While I love the work done by the pink ribbon charities for raising awareness of breast cancer - more should be done to highlight all varieties of this complete and utter horror of a disease.

Which then brings me to the editorial note in this week's WHO Magazine and highlighting Witchery's fundraising diary for ovarian cancer research.

The hope of the research is for an early diagnostic test, along the lines of how a pap smear works for cervical cancer.

To this I say yes please! Because by the time many ovarian cancers are detected they have all the stopping distance of a Mack truck with no brakes on a steep slope in driving rain.

May. 28th, 2006

Girl Talk

It had to be done .....

Yoinked from Freyasheart

You Are Storm

Exotic and powerful, Storm descended from a line of African priestesses.
Emotions can effect your powers, but you are generally serene.

Powers: controlling weather, creating winds that lift you into flight, generating lightning

Jan. 25th, 2006

Girl Talk

(no subject)

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Sonbon71!

  1. To check whether sonbon71 is safe to eat, drop her in a bowl of water; rotten sonbon71 will sink, and fresh sonbon71 will float!
  2. When sonbon71 is swallowed, she will enter the blood stream within twenty minutes!
  3. About 100 people choke to death on sonbon71 each year.
  4. A thimbleful of sonbon71 would weigh over 100 million tons.
  5. Sonbon71 is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature.
  6. Sonbon71 is the traditional gift for a couple on their third wedding anniversary!
  7. You share your birthday with sonbon71.
  8. If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and sonbon71 would be as small as a pea!
  9. Contrary to popular belief, sonbon71 is not successful at sobering up a drunk person, and in many cases she may actually increase the adverse effects of alcohol.
  10. The condom - originally made from sonbon71 - was invented in the early 1500s!
I am interested in - do tell me about

Jan. 16th, 2006

Girl Talk

Bad shoe devil!

Your Sexy Boots Are
Lumiani Paula

My shoe devil could not resist. I have no idea who in the name of mink Lumiani Paula is but he/she/they appear to do a good looking boot.

Jan. 4th, 2006


Solve this Sherlock!

Greetings, you have entered the rant zone. As my reading audience has now been suitably warned, I shall begin.

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)in Australia is a wonderful, wonderful thing meaning many medicines that do an awful lot of good for so many people are placed in easy financial reach.

However, what of newer drugs that are equally beneficial to those who need them? It seems they are being put through more hoops than a performing seal by those who decide what does or does not make the PBS list. Before people start flaming me with qualms about letting any old thing into the health system, I openly accept the need to be stringent in matters of public health for the best interests of the wider community. This is something I am fine with.

In the meantime, these products remain at the pricier end of the scale where those who use them pay the higher price, claim whatever they can from their health fund and keep telling themselves the benefits are worth it.

Yet in the middle of all this, you wonder how many more people could benefit from these newer drugs if they were listed on the PBS and placing them within easier reach?

In hitting the Net to find out what a particular medication has to prove to have itself placed on PBS - I find whatever is there is written in language you would have to have a medical degree to understand. Which I don't.

So, Federal health authorities please take note - while we love you for trying to explain why something remains NOT on PBS - can you put it into language the people who are using the medication might actually have a hope in Hades of understanding without the need for a medical dictionary by their computer?

Either that, or speed up the PBS process a little. Please? Pretty please?

You are now leaving the rant zone. Thank you for flying Sonbon Rantways, please leave your tray tables in an upright position and observe the star signs on your way out.
Girl Talk

(no subject)

The Movie Of Your Life Is A Cult Classic

Quirky, offbeat, and even a little campy - your life appeals to a select few.
But if someone's obsessed with you, look out! Your fans are downright freaky.

Your best movie matches: Office Space, Showgirls, The Big Lebowski

Nov. 28th, 2005

Girl Talk

(no subject)

The Cure Shares Your Taste in Music

See their whole playlist here (iTunes required)

Nov. 8th, 2005

Girl Talk

These boots weren't made for walking ...

With all due respect to Nancy Sinatra, I think the shoe gods were trying to tell me something today. Wearing a pair of kitten heeled mules for work the right one managed to get seriously stuck in every paving gap or divide in the footpath it could find.

I am not talking about catching my heel on these objects and then me stumbling in a less than graceful manner. It was full on shoe wedged into the footpath, wrenching itself off my foot and leaving me hobbling down the road, swearing like a champion.

Then in moves that would do pro-wrestlers proud, one has to remove the offending object from the footpath, much to the amusement of those walking past.

Tomorrow, it's a pair of thongs.

PS - That is flip-flops for international readers as I realise thong has a different meaning outside the land of Oz....

Nov. 7th, 2005

Girl Talk

Well hello there

After much gentle prompting, it was suggested I get a LJ. So here I am...don't expect regular updates in my little world but more of my view of whatever takes my fancy.

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