Monday, October 01, 2007

And the winner is...

The blogless (I believe) Shelley!

Whose name was drawn on her birthday--how's that for some cool karma?

Ah, so many great causes this month huh?

I'm kind of jaded about the whole Breast Cancer Awareness mainly because I think it's beaten to death. Driving past the hospital and finding every tree and the perimeter of the lawn tied off with a pink plastic police tape which I'm assuming is meant to combat breast cancer somehow.

I'm not really clear on that one.

Yes, breast cancer is important, but maybe we should focus our dead horse beating on a new cancer/disease/horribleness?

I'm sure Lefty (mom's dearly departed boobie lost to breast cancer) would give her blessing, don't you?

I was reading Turtlegirl's blog and her friend Aimee is doing a walk for Lupus.

Y'all know I'm the queen of cheapasses, but I've been known to donate a few bucks. I've got a aunt with lupus. When we drove to Michigan from Colorado she put us up for a night. She pumped poor Dr. Mad Scientist for more info on her disease. Even before he was a non-MD Dr. people were pestering him for medical information.

I couldn't donate much. I pulled an alleged Rudy Giuliani trick and donated $6.23. That's my birthday. Allegedly Rudy Boy is asking people to donate $9.11 to his campaign. Blech. How freaking tacky if indeed those reports are true.

Alright, if you've made it this far in this kinda-boring blogpost (my blogging lately has felt like stockinette knitting--mundane and not very inspiring) I leave you with a joke ripped from a forward Kay sent me today. It was just too fitting especially given my pet kootchie cause.

Why Husbands Make Bad Secretaries:

Husband's note on the refrigerator to his wife:

"Someone from the Gyna Colleges called.
They said the Pabst beer is normal.
When did you start drinking beer?"



Blogger JRS said...

I couldn't agree with you more. No one ever hears anything about pancreatic cancer or ovarian cancer, but they're far, far, far more deadly than breast cancer. And sure, I hope progress is made fighting breast cancer, but pink ribbons everywhere--I don't get it. Of course, I also don't get those red/white/blue or yellow ribbons either. Spending a few bucks on a magnet or sticker made in China does not seem to be the way to go about fighting these diseases. Getting the arsenic out of drinking water or finding other ways to decrease toxins in our environment or living a more healthy lifestyle seems a more logical way to go about it. Which brings me to a comment I meant to make yesterday when I caught up on like 20 posts--your spending on fresh produce is NOT a vice!! I see what you make with it and I'm so envious that you're near a farmer's market. Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now.

7:19 PM  
Blogger JRS said...

I meant "fighting these diseases or supporting the troops." It's early here and I haven't had my coffee.

7:21 PM  
Blogger LadyLungDoc said...

Ah, yes, the Pink Plague...not that more women die of colorectal cancer than breast cancer every year, and oh, yeah, lung cancer rates in women are increasing faster than in men...

7:27 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

I love that you have kept this cause...your "pet kootchie cause" awareness going all year! Go Bezzie!

7:56 PM  
Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

My hubby's grandmother died from Lupus, and I do have another family member recently diagnosed. It's nice that you were able to do something to support the cause. And...I really wish I didn't find that joke funny but alas, I laughed out loud. Thanks for the chuckle.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I too agree with the whole pink plague problem. And frankly, if I am going to donate something, I will just donate. Not buy the piece of crap item where $2 goes to breast cancer research (supposedly) and the other $18.99 goes to the company that made said useless item. Which I will end up throwing out later because it broke or isn't getting used....

8:23 PM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

Well, I for one will only wear the color pink! Check my underwear.

Ah, I kid bekause I kare.

Nice kootchie joke.


8:38 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Kootcie, Boobies, or Lupus--all worthy causes for me!

Thank you for keeping the kootch awareness alive! I have my appt. this Friday!

9:13 PM  
Blogger funfairiegirl said...

Thanks for the mention!

Hey - did you know that October is also Lupus Awareness month? Of course not, because no one does. I mean I am against breast cancer, but I wish that things like Lupus had a little more awareness. I keep meeting more and more people who know someone with lupus. it touches so many.

I appreciate your donation. I know September was the month of suckiness!!!

9:22 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Well, you know how I feel on that commercial and hardly any goes to the cause. I mean I like pink, but a pink mixer..duh!

10:05 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I'm sick of the everybody wants my money. I made the mistake of donating money to someone somewhere, and now every single Save the Whales for Special Olympic Blind Diabetics calls me ... incessantly ... and they're relentless. Even when I tell them my husband was laid off earlier this year, they don't stop "How about $15? Can you do ...?" Phew. Takes all I got to NOT tell them to go eff themselves, because that word is totally part of my lexicon!

10:13 PM  
Blogger Magatha said...

Well, I have a pink handled hammer, but I bought it for a very non-awareness reason. It's for an obscure suicide joke inspired by Trey Parker. I am making a shadow box with the joke stenciled out of it. "You might need this." I told you it was obscure. You have to be an obsessive fan to get it.

More women die of cardiac disease than of any other, so I think I'll festoon my home and business with red ribbon. Bloody Red Ribbons! ;-)

10:22 AM  
Blogger Poops said...

What magatha said! Heart disease kills way more women!

And as pancreatic cancer runs in my family, I'm all about the diseases I'm more likely to get.

(You watch, I'll get breast cancer. God forbid.)

Thanks again for the Kootchie Kontest. Get yer Cooter Rootin' today!

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So my two cents worth....Yes, I guess you could say that I had breast cancer, but in my mind I didn't. It was caught in the most earliest stage that I did not have to go through radiation or chemo. I am beening watched for the next two years with mammos every six months and am taking tamoxifin for the next five years. I agree with all the fund raising for the breast cancer,etc....Why are we not hearing of more cures? Cause right now there are NONE!!! We need to think more on getting our enviroment cleaned up and catch the thing or thing that is causing these illnesses. Ok I am off my soap box!!! And Darn!!! I didn't win again!! What am I going to do for a Christmas present for you? Love, Mom

11:06 AM  
Blogger Macoco said...

Okay, that is a funny joke.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

That note on the fridge is hilarious.

Love it!

Oooh, and sign me up for October KAYE. The big old rootin' is a week from today!

1:18 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Congrats to the kootchie winner!!

Oh and I love your mom....Bezzie's mom your awesome!!

11:29 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I hope never to have to know anything about any cancer in a personal manner, but I am with you and hope that focus can be spread around on ALL the cancers. My personal little goal is to get all the little girls (and one day boys) vaccinated with Gardisil to knock out cervical cancer. Why not fully promote one we can avoid too?

6:34 PM  

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