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Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”

Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 

And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.

This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.

So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

An update

first, I would like to thank everyone that came forward to help with the reblogs and the couple offers I got for room space. I really appreciate it.


My friend basically backed out due to lack of money and having a job that doesnt let him know about time off until the week before his requested time.

This leaves me no choice but to not be able to go either.

I don’t drive, for medical reasons, and I wouldnt feel comfortable staying with complete strangers even if I DID manage to find a way out there.

So, it is with a heavy heart that I officially say…

I will not be going to youmacon.

Thank you all for your efforts and support.

Dear True Blood…

You have given me 7 wonderful years of escape from reality. You were one of my top 5 shows ever. You gave me wonderful stories and always kept me on the edge of my seat. You made me excited and captivated with baited breath, for the next episode, the nest season.
I will never forget you.
But as for the series finale, I only have one thing to say…

To quote Regina from Mean Girls:



One of my friends from work is also a huge Whovian.

I watched the episode at home, and he at the theater.

I posted on facebook that I thought the new episode was really great and that I wouldnt post any spoilers.

He commented a few moments ago:

"…..we will talk soon"

and that’s all he said.

This thrills and amuses me so much, you have no idea. Because it means his brains went kablooey over the whole thing!

I really cant wait to hear his theories.

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