Sunday, September 16, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Have you ever written your Congressperson?

You should know how to contact our Congress. You know there's something you feel strongly about.

Find out how to contact your Senators here.

Find out how to contact your Representative here.

For instance, there's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require Insurance Companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the 'drive-through mastectomy' where women are forced to
go home just a few hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.

Here's a form letter you can use. Write on behalf of yourself or a woman you care about.

In January 2007, Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Representative Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) reintroduced the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007 (S. 459/H.R.758). The bill would allow a woman and her doctor to decide whether she should recuperate for at least 48 hours in the hospital or whether she has enough support to get
quality care at home following this emotionally and physically difficult surgery.
I ask for your support on this important legislation.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I hate football

I can't stand football and yet I always seem stuck in front of a TV on Sunday during the season. The thing that bothers me is these guys can't keep their helmets on. Every time I look up from my laptop or my book, there's some guy's head sticking out of a pile-up with no helmet on, like a turtle's head coming out of its shell. And even when these guys do keep their helmets on, they're getting paralyzed.

- The referees make up calls as they go
- The testosterone-laden frenzy guys get worked up into
- The fact that the guy that runs with the ball always runs into high-traffic areas

UPDATE: Sports Illustrated agrees with me!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Stewie Tells Us How To Write A Novel

As someone who's won Nanowrimo, I recommend Stewie's advice on how to write a novel. This cracks me up.