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Dear Rogue State,

Posted in Uncategorized by msdisdain on December 24, 2009

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My DC Metro Read: Eddie Went!

Posted in News by msdisdain on December 9, 2009

My morning reads on the metro are pretty uneventful and usually only last about 12-14 minutes during my commute to work in NW. I use Express, a daily put out by the Washington Post specifically for metro riders, to catch up on my news, to scoff at ridiculous headlines, and I have a tendency to use it to block the idiot standing right next to me. But on this particular day, while using my paper to block an unusually unattractive woman right up in my bubble, I turned to this and was pleasantly surprised to find the following photo:

I proceeded to laugh a sort of haughty laugh since this, afterall, is my home, and masking my real desire to get out of dodge and ditch the city (also known as homesickness), I folded up the paper nudged chubs aside and exited out of the metrorail car and into the foot traffic of northwest DC, forgetting momentarily about one home while immersed in another.  But I saved the newspaper and taped this photo onto my wall, and I went home that afternoon and watched the  Quicksilver Eddie Aikau competition live for four hours.  I’m sure I know where my heart is.

Cute Kitteh:

Posted in LOL by msdisdain on December 7, 2009

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In Case You Wanted Mexicasian

Posted in fail, LOL, Random? by msdisdain on December 6, 2009

(note: apparently, this is a Filipino food store)

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Tiger Woods Voicemail Slow Jam Remix = PRICELESS

Posted in Uncategorized by msdisdain on December 4, 2009

I know everyone is getting tired of all PR that Tiger Woods’ (currently dubbed ‘Cheetah’) private life suddenly made when he couldn’t keep his willy under control, but this? This is just priceless. It made it so far to College Humor and the SF Chronicle!

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Dec. 1 – World AIDS Day

Posted in real talk by msdisdain on December 1, 2009

Today is World AIDS Day and while we are considerably better off with information and technology now than we first were at the advent of this illness, please take a moment and send your collective energies to those who are currently suffering and to those who have lost a friend, family member or close confidant to HIV/AIDS. No matter the progression, the stigma that comes with HIV/AIDS is hurtful. Understanding the facts is key to fighting prejudice and promoting education. One of my best friends is HIV positive. If putting a face to the stigma helps you to fight judgment in favor of compassion, take a look around. HIV/AIDS affects all of our communities.  Please reflect and remember on this day and always.

Think. Learn. Act. Be.

International Statistics:

People living with HIV:
* 33.4 million people living with HIV worldwide
* 31.3 million adults
* 15.7 million women
* 2.1 million children under 15

New cases in 2008:
* 2.7 million people
* 2.3 million adults
* 430,000 children under 15

HIV-related deaths:
* 2 million total deaths

For more information, visit: http://www.worldaidsday.org

For even more information:

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

International AIDS Society

ps:  Thanks, Twitter & Google 🙂