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Friends! Thrift-o-Rama is turning 2!
On July 25, 2012, I posted my first outfit of the day. It’s crazy to think two years have gone by. I’m so honored by the love, support and friendship I’ve found in you people. Thank you for reading Thrift-o-Rama. Thank you for celebrating bodies and thrift stores and lipstick with me. I don’t have words for how much you’ve all touched me, I really don’t.
The best way I know how to thank you is to give away a thrifty gift. The winner gets:
1. You’re in Luck Dress in Lady Bug, size 2X. This dress is no longer available at ModCloth, period. It’s beautifully made and would probably best fit a size 18-20. Maybe a 22 if you’re small in the bust. I wish I was keeping it, but it’s too big for me. Tried on but never worn. I’ve included some pictures of me in the same dress in a different print for fit reference. Message me for exact measurements and details on the dress itself.
2. A portrait! See above for an example of my art, though I won’t rush through yours as I did mine.
3. “Mystery Thrift Store Jewelry.” This will be a surprise. Various strange necklaces and earrings thrifted in my travels will be sent to you. I hope you like them. The winner can tell me if they have pierced ears or allergies and I’ll do my best to oblige.
1. This is a gift to my followers. You must be following me.
2. US residents only, please. Sorry. International shipping is very very expensive. The winner needs to give me an address.
3. Likes and reblogs count, but you can only reblog once a day.
4. If the winner doesn’t respond within two days, I’ll pick someone else.
This giveaway ends Sunday, July 27th, 5PM central time, at which point a winner will be chosen at random.
Ok, so I figured that perhaps not everyone is aware that this is available to use now, especially the younger folk out there.
This is OraQuick, and it is an FDA-Approved, in-home HIV test that provides results in about 20 minutes. I’m not sure about the availabilty of this product (or similar ones) in other countries, but in the U.S. you can purchase these at Walgreens for a mere 35 bucks, and you can even have them delivered to your door for complete anonymity.
Reading the results is easy. One line you are negative, two lines you are positive.
Why is this important? Well I know for a fact that a lot of guys say they are HIV negative without really getting tested, or they base that on some really old test result. There is no excuse now. You can get this in the mail if you want, and know for sure in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Its good peace of mind. And if you meet someone new and you are planning on playing around, its an easy and cheap thing to do to know where you guys stand. It builds trust right off the bat. Being safe is not just about wearing a condom. Its a combination of many things like trust, knowing the person, closeness, and being a good judge of character. Now on top of that you can keep up with your HIV status on a regular basis. :)
This is important for people to know, I never knew it existed
This is how my boyfriend and I tested before we started bareback in together after being with each other for 3 months. It’s super easy.
I know that it’s scary, believe me, I don’t practice risky behaviors and my anxiety was through the roof. It’s so important though you guys.
They even give you a non-descript bag to dispose of everything in.
I’m glad this is going around. :) Spread the word.
Very cool! Are there ones which test for other potential STDs?
Be VERY aware that these types of test only test for ANTIBODIES. What that means is you can very well have the virus in you but your body hasnt made antibodies yet. Be very careful.
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I waited in line to get a photo with Elizabeth Warren and was kicked out because I didnt have a book. I couldn’t afford it but thought I could get a photo since they were letting people with books take photos with her. When I was kicked out I said I couldn’t afford it and was almost out of the hall when an older man handed me a book and told me to go get a photo.
So here are my photos, including me pointing out how her book is close to what I spend each week on food and that I was kicked out of line for being too poor to afford it. I was also able to tell her to fight a bill that is being pushed by obesity alliance coalition to have Medicaid cover weight loss surgery and diet pills. It has financial ties to the makers of lap band, Allergan, and the director is the former policy director of glaxosmithkline. I’m kind of weepy but I told her I need access to food not weight loss.
Full disclosure - When I heard about the bill last month the spokesperson specifically talked about medicaid. I was yelled at by a PR person on twitter who is helping to push the bill and mentioned that they are actually looking to expand medicare. Regardless, my thoughts about the bill are the same. Research has shown that people 65+ who lose weight are at higher risk of death than people who stay “overweight” and “obese.” Fatter people are also more likely to survive hospitalization if they do have illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, COPD, etc.