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random thoughts from today. ~.m. by maria b.

can i PLEASE, PLEASE not see any more pictures of birds covered in oil sludge? those pictures make an already horrifying event even sadder. i can’t look at another one. that would be great.

it’s National Doughnut Day, and the closest Krispy Kreme to me right now is 74.48 miles away (nor is there a Dunkin’ Donuts nearby, but i’m less disappointed about that. although i admit i’m not familiar with them.) luckily, there is an awesome local place about a mile from me. and while i may not be able to get a free doughnut, i’m more than happy to pay 75 cents for some of that goodness. Continue reading

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this oil spill is really bumming me out. ~.m. by maria b.

i don’t really want to get into it too much because it’s really depressing to talk about, but the oil spill in the gulf is really, really horrible. with the effects on the wildlife and on the ecosystems, the oceans, the gulfstream running along florida and up the east coast, not to mention the 11 guys that died in the initial explosion and the many, many people whose livelihoods depend on shrimping and fishing in the gulf, i honestly can’t even read another article, watch another news story or look at another picture of the effects there. it’s just really a bummer. our clusterfuck of a government had better damn well make sure BP pays for ever red cent of cleanup of this shit, for the next fucking century.