Thursday, August 30, 2007

My Life: As Seen on TV

Were do I begin?....Well my mother and her sister (my aunt obviously) had a fight a few years ago and have not been in speaking terms since. Aside from this my aunt has been diagnosed with Cancer and its killing my Mom that she still doesn't speak to her Sis.
Well, I wrote my Aunt a letter telling my Aunt that my mother said she was sorry. And then I told my Mom that my Aunt said she was sorry and missed my Mom....What??!!.... It worked on every TV show in existance. But seriouly pray for me ya'll. Because I don't know what would me think it's a good idea to do this.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Medicare Don't Care about Poor Folk

Medicare won't pay for hospital mistakes

WASHINGTON - Medicare will stop paying the costs of treating infections, falls, objects left in surgical patients and other things that happen in hospitals that could have been prevented.

The rule change announced this month is among several initiatives that the administration says are intended to improve the accuracy of Medicare's payment for hospital patients who receive acute care and to encourage hospitals to improve the quality of their services.

"Medicare payments for inpatient services will be more accurate and better reflect the severity of the patient's condition," Herb Kuhn, the acting deputy commissioner of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in a statement.

The rule identifies eight conditions — including three serious types of preventable incidents sometimes called "never events" — that Medicare no longer will pay for.
Those conditions are: objects left in a patient during surgery; blood incompatibility; air embolism; falls; mediastinitis, which is an infection after heart surgery; urinary tract infections from using catheters; pressure ulcers, or bed sores; and vascular infections from using catheters.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it also would work to add three more conditions to the list next year.

"Our efforts in this arena and in other payment rules are to ensure that CMS is an active puchaser, not passive payer, of health care," Jeff Nelligan, a spokesman for the agency, said Saturday. He said the rule "underscores our drive toward quality, efficiency and integrity in the hospital setting."

Hospitals in the future will be expected to pick up the cost of additional treatment required by a preventable condition acquired in the hospital.

"The hospital cannot bill the beneficiary for any charges associated with the hospital-acquired complication," the final rules say.

Congress in 2006 gave the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services the power to prevent Medicare from giving hospitals higher payment for the extra costs of treating a patient when infections and other preventable conditions occur during a hospital stay.

.....And the poor people will continue to suffer.
Basically if your poor at a crappy hospital, with crappy doctors, hope the hospital will pay for the damage they've cause you or that you can afford a lawyer to sue.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Dating: Some Thing Like A Good Guy

I haven't done a dating post in a while. No, not because I have a lack of subject matter. (shout out to Mama for the good genes.) But quite frankly I'd rather plunk my eyebrows, then acknowledge certain folk. btw - My Arch Game is Sick!!!

Moving on. I guess you can say I have two guys trying to "holla @ me." There not the only two, but they do share something in common. They both think they're "Good Guys." From what I can gather they believe themselves to be good guys because they have jobs and did not say, 'yo mama let me hit.' I'll save the speech about not praising people for what they're supposed to do.

Good Guy #1: Let's call this guy Matt. I've worked with Matt for about 2 years now and it took him a year and a half to approach me just to say hi. NOW, don't give me that unapproachable speech about women being intimidating. I'm hella nice..*blank stare*... at work....for a paycheck. No. I really am nice though. I speak to EVERYONE. Even the man that talks like the next black sniper and the crazy Croatian cleaning lady who hits people with the vacuum. ....wait what was I talking about... oh yeah Matt. His game plan was to sneak into panties by pretending to be my friend. *ring the alarm* A Good Guy doesn't pretend to be your friend. Hello!!!

One Friday he basically told me he wanted the Cookie and I told him
a.) I don't deal with co-workers. Period.
b.) He really just wasn't ready.

Matt laughed, they called me at like 8pm on a Saturday to hang out at a club with him and his friends . Unfortunately for him, S.K. has a life and plans of her own and 8pm on Saturday I'm already booked :oP

Monday was cool we chit-chatted about our weekends. Tuesday, Matt no longer puts aside 45mins of his day to talk to me, but he now makes odd comments and circles me when talking. Yes, he walks circles around me or half circles if I'm seated.

I wanna wrap this up by saying 2 things: 1.) This is why I don't deal with people at work personally. Imagine if it got deeper than conversation. 2.) He would preach to me that he was a good man blah blah but to me pretending to be my friend to fvck is just as bad and the dude on the corner. Except it took your lower self-esteem ass 3 weeks of build up to say what the guy on the corner said in 30 minutes. Think about it!!

Good Guy #2: This one is Keith. Our families are really close so I've seen him on and off through out my life. Recently I saw him again at a family function, and he's been sweating me, like crazy, ever since. Keith was giving me the good man speech hard. HARD!!!! How I need a man like him in my life. A good, honest, hard working man. All of this while I'm admittedly letting him caress my leg. So finally, Keith ask, "what's up with me and you seeing where this goes?"

Pause....Before I continue let me say this, my mother is a gossip and already told me that Keith lives with his girlfriend and wants to marry her and have her as the mother of his children. Yep.

So I look Keith in his lovely brown eyes and tell him that I don't think his girlfriend Amanda would appreciate us dating. Keith stuttered, told his version of but we're like "roommates." I laughed in his face.

Moral of these stories beware of the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

News & Music: R. Kelly Trial Date

In honor of Judge Vincent Gaughan setting R. Kelly's court date for September 17, 2007, where Kelly will face 14 counts of child pornography - I have decided to write a song to celebrate. Like to hear it? Here it goes.....
*clears throat to song*

I used to think that I would get away
And life was nothing but an remixed song
But now I know the meaning of true love
I'm scared of Bubba’s loving arms
If I am guilty, I can appeal it
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it

I believe I’m Fuucked
I believe I ouuuut of luuuccck
I think about it every night and day
Spread my cheeks and get tapped away
I believe I’m sore
I see me running through that jail cell door
I believe I’m fuccked
I believe I’m fuccked
I believe I’m fuccked
See I am on the verge of cell lock down
Sometimes silence can seem so loud
There are men here 4 life I must out run
But first I know they will piss on me, oh
If I am guilty, I can appeal it
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it

Ok I'm done. I can't stop laughing long enough to keep typing.