· I don't know if this is new news or if I somehow got behind on the times, but apparently there is a major medical breakthrough going on, folks. In 2007 an HIV-positive
man underwent a stem cell transplant as part of his treatment for leukemia, and it seems he has been cured of his HIV as a result. His doctors say that extensive testing "strongly suggest that cure of HIV infection has been achieved". This is incredible! Why the hell isn't this front page news? Instead, we get Miley Cyrus' bong-gate. Anyway, in my opinion this is more proof of the importance of stem cell research! Suck it, Catholic Church! Berlin
· My new job is going great, thanks for asking! I'm a few weeks into it and I feel very "at home". My coworkers are great, and I am enjoying what I'm doing. It's all good. So far.
· I'm still dating the metalhead biker guy. I'm still interested after a month, so that's already somewhat of a milestone. He's been really sick as of late though, and you'd think the goddamn world was coming to an end by his tone. I'm not talking about the actual sickness voice. I'm talking about the tone/voice/demeanor nearly all guys I know seem to get when they get sick and act like GIGANTIC BABIES. Like Santa just left them a lump of coal. Like there's no more tomorrow. Like life isn't worth living. I get it. It rather sucks being sick and I, too, like receiving sympathy from people when I feel like crap. But it's a whole other ball of wax with guys. Not all guys, of course, but a lot of guys. It's a phenomenon us women just don't fully understand, despite the countless conversations we have about it over the course of our lives trying to. The good thing is that we understand just enough to have some empathy and suck it up and humor you, but the entire time we are wondering who this strange, helpless, negative being is that we are coddling. Anyway, if any of you men out there would like to share some insight, it would be much appreciated.
· I will wrap up by sharing some music with you. It probably won't surprise you that I'm a big fan of glam rock, hair metal, etc. There's a band called The Last Vegas who I happened to see live at a tiny venue when they were opening for the Supersuckers about 1 ½-2 years ago. It was one of those times when a lot of people were left wowed by the unknown opener, which is always a nice surprise. These guys ROCKED my face off. They put on a great show, sounded great, and were glamorous to boot. Big hair, sparkles, tight clothes, the works. In the moment, I told my friend they reminded me of old, original Mötley Crüe (I'm talking first album, when they still had a punkish edge to their sound). In talking to a band member after the show I mentioned this, and he told me they were discovered and had their new album produced by Nikki Sixx (be still my heart). So, there you have it.