Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Things That Make Me Go Hmmmmmm, 2011 Spring Edition

I don't get why Hollywood keeps remaking movies that you know, aren't really aren't that old.
Do we really need a remake of "Silence Of The Lambs?"

I don't know about you, but Hannibal Lechter will always be Anthony Hopkins in my mind, and regardless of who utters "It puts the lotion in the basket," I know who I'll be thinking SHOULD be saying it! How bout they just write/make some new movies?

The Charlie Sheen Torpedo of Truth Tour: Why are people paying money to see this man who obviously has addiction and mental issues. Look, I'll be the first to admit, the first time I ever saw Charlie Sheen was in Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and I was hooked!
I refused to leave the theater until I found his name in the credits - Yes, he was the original bad boy that kicked off my love affair with bad boys. But over the years his rapid and disturbing decline due to drugs, his entitlement issues, horrific treatment of women and a Hollywood system that fully enabled his bad behaviour has completely turned me off.

I also think the guy REALLY needs to get help, and I don't believe he can get that help on tour.

How come my insurance company insists on bombarding me with "Health Care Update" calls, but the folks making the calls don't know a clue about diabetes and always seemed shocked to find out I'm insulin/an insulin pump? READ.MY.FILE.

Why are people excited about Donald Trump running for President ? Do you really want someone in the White House with absolutely no foreign policy experience, a huge slant on the side of big business, multiple businesses that will take his focus off running the county, (I want whoever is in the White House to have one all encompassing job, called being The President of The United States) and an ego larger than Canada? Think about it.

Speaking of politics, Arizona needs to get their diabetes facts straight! They want to charge people with 'unhealthy behaviours," including diabetes (YES< REALLY) a fee for living an unhealthy lifestyle in order to be on Arizona's medicaid program. Arizona politicians, STOP getting your diabetes info from Readers Digest, PLEASE!

Speaking of misinformation, why do I get at least 5 new Twitter followers a day pitching weight loss products? And why are they surprised when I report them as spammers?

Speaking of pitches, if your email me a PR Pitch with the opening line: Dear Diabetes Blogger, don't be surprised if I don't get back to you!

What are some things (and they don't have to be diabetes related) that make you go: Hmmmmmmm ?


Cara said...

Why does it cost the same amount of money to fly from Nashville to Baltimore that it costs to fly from Nashville to New York when you have to stop & change planes in Baltimore?

Anonymous said...

Dear Diabetes Blogger... er, K2. Ok. I give up. My comment pitch is already doomed. I'm done. :)

Katie from SF said...

Why does it cost me MORE to take a week long vacation in NYC than in Hawaii? Why??? ;)

Kelleen said...

I've just got to add, on the subject of Donald Trump running for president: Do we really want a president who had to declare bankruptcy on a CASINO???? Really, how do you lose money on a casino?

As for things that make me go Hmmmmmm–If you jog in a jogging suit, lounge in lounging pajamas, and smoke in asmoking jacket, WHY would anyone want to wear a windbreaker??

Camille said...

In Qu├ębec, Canada (that's where I live...yes I'm french ;0) ) the government just announced last weekend that the insulin pump will be covered by public health care for the 18's and under. GREAT!!! ...for my son but what about the adultes would really benefit from using a pump??? Humm!

Kay Litchy said...

What drives me crazy is people who suggest I "try diet and exercise" when they find out I'm diabetic. I guess I look a little chunky for 107 pounds.