March 10, 2011 – Smutty Shout-Outs
Melissa! Happy Birthday! I hear you’ve been a little down…? Carlee says you’re “one of the most amazing people I know” so it’s not right for someone like you to be down. Especially not now. Always, always, always start a new year, on your birthday, with good spirits. It’s a feng shui thing. Never, ever, ever kick it off with bad energy. It’ll set the mood for the rest. You’ve got a great friend who adores you and it sounds like you share a lot of laughs and that’s really good beginning. Have fun tonight and this weekend!
To Cara & Dak – George was a badass, especially at the casino, and those 16 years must have been filled with so much love and joy. He looks like he loved his life; Alison sent photos, what a handsome boy! And while I know nothing will take his place, she did ask me to post a shot of the GMD on a slide doing God knows what. One of the all-time best pick-me-up pictures, isn’t it?
Happy Birthday Amy! Bebe is gorgeous. And she’s right when she tells you to piss off and let her take a nap. Please. It’s her right to sleep. By request, enjoy Common and Pink.
And finally, today is World Kidney Day. My mother’s kidneys failed her years ago. She was fortunate enough to receive a transplant but there will always be complications. Here are some helpful kidney facts and reminders:
Chronic Kidney Disease is a major risk for Cardiovascular Disease. The slogan for this year's campaign is Protect Your Kidneys and Save Your Heart. Kidney disease is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Canada’s number one killer. Kidney failure can happen to anyone at any age. 2 million Canadians are at risk for, or have, kidney disease. Persons of First Nations, Hispanic, African American, Asian or Pacific Islanders descent are more at risk for kidney disease. Being 55 years of age or over also puts you at greater risk, while diabetes and high blood pressure are the two most common and preventable causes of end-stage kidney disease. Know more about your kidney health. Those with high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease should have their urine and blood tested as well. Kidney disease frequently has no symptoms until the disease is advanced, so screening is paramount in terms of prevention and detection. The Kidney Foundation website at www.kidney.ca provides a range of information on treatment choices, how to get peer support and how to live well with kidney disease.
Photos from Wenn.com