I assume people have heard about the Ferguson, MO shooting? I'm not going to link to any articles, because so far I can't find a single one that first addresses the fact that cops shot an unarmed kid
. Every single news article I can find online leads with the looting and the rioting and look at these horrible black people
and oh dear injured police officers
. Just fuck that. FUCK THAT. The wretched media monsters need to open the story with the fact that a young man was just robbed of his life. But no. What is most important is that businesses are being harmed and two officers have been injured.
A couple weeks ago, I dropped my plastic sippy cup at the office. Having an open container of liquid next to me at my desk is a hazard (an open container of liquid next to me at any
location is a hazard), so I needed to replace it*, but I've been doing my best to avoid using plastics as food/drink storage. Even BPA-free stuff isn't really in the clear, IMO. So I plunked down the money for this little setup
. What with purchasing the mason jar, lid-and-straw pack, and
the pack of lids-with-rings, it came out to be about three times as expensive as a basic plastic sippy cup. Even more than the loads I dough I drop on supplements and specialty doctor visits, it's the little expenditures like this that remind me of the privilege of wealth. I'm grateful to have the resources to do what I can for my health.
Which, speaking of, I had some blood drawn this morning for a six-week-later analysis of the tweak Dr. Khosh made to my thyroid tincture and another full female hormone panel. I'm curious to see if the new testosterone supplement made enough of a difference to switch permanently because it is expensive
. Hell, they're all expensive--I'm currently on supplements for regulating estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, and my thyroid, plus
the stuff I use to help me stay asleep at night--so knocking the price of one bottle down even $10/month is helpful.
* The fact that I broke my sippy cup by knocking it to the floor while it was half-full of water is sufficient information about the necessity of lidded beverage containers, I think.