Too dangerous

Nine West bag bye-bye!!

Popular Purses May Carry Dangerous Levels Of Lead

Good grief! “The Center for Environmental Health, the same watchdog group that exposes lead in toys and baby products, tested dozens of vinyl and faux-leather purses and wallets from major retailers [including Macy’s, Kohl’s, JCPenney, WalMart, and Target.] Some of the brands include Nine West, Rossetti, and Target’s Xhilaration.” Lead was found on/in MANY of the products. This is bad.

I’m going to get rid of a newish Nine West bag that I know is vinyl/faux. It was too little to carry all my junk anyhow, but still.

You can pick up a lead testing kit at many discount or department stores. I’m going to do that, because I got my mom a lot of costume jewelry for Christmas, and I suspect I need to test that stuff. Also gave some of it to friends, so I’ll be calling them. In fact, the other night I got a USA pin from WalMart that’s probably also a no-no, because the warning on the back said not to let children under ten handle the pin. *facepalm* Ai-yi-yi.

McDonald’s is recalling their souvenir “Shrek” glasses because the paint contains cadmium, which is carcinogenic. Eeeep!

You can’t trust the food supply, either. I just had to throw out a Fresh Express salad that had a “G” or something like that in the code because of a recall. We already are suspicious of ground beef and spinach.

This is enough to make you seriously paranoid. We are going to need tinfoil hats, ASAP. Maybe I could start an Etsy shop and sell them.

I need the cash, because the car had to have a brake job this morning to the tune of over $300 *ouch*. It also had an oil change and lube job. (As dirty as it sounds.) Then I had to fill the gas tank, which cost $50 (it holds 24 gallons and I put in 20). Before THAT, I had to get those $85 steel shelves for the garage to replace the wooden ones that collapsed. (At last, I see the desire to call them “Steal” shelves like on all those mistaken signs, and follow the instructions on the sign.)

*Imagine a pic of the Monopoly guy who has his pockets inside-out here*


Author: shalanna

Shalanna: rhymes with "Madonna" and "I wanna," and is not a soundalike with "Hosanna" or "Sha-Na-Na." Aging hippie with long hair, husband, elderly mother, and yappy Pomeranian. I've been writing since I could hold a crayon. I started with fiction, which Mama said was "lying." “Don’t tell stories,” she would admonish, in Southern vernacular. “That's all in your imagination!” When grownups said this, they were not approving. So, shamed, I stopped telling stories for a few years--rather, I stopped letting anyone read them. I'm married to a fellow computer nerd who doesn't really like hearing about writing, but who reads sf/fantasy and understands the creative drive. I'm actually a nonconformist/hippie still wearing bluejeans and drop earrings and the Alice-in-Wonderland hair with headbands and sandals. Favorite flavor is chocolate/orange, favorite color is either Dreamsicle orange (cantaloupe) or bubble-gum pink, favorite musical is either Bye Bye Birdie, Rocky Horror, or The Producers . . . wait, I also love The Music Man. Is this getting way too specific and irrelevant yet? Obvious why I don't sell a ton of flash fiction, isn't it? To define oneself, I always say, it is good to make a list. How about a booklist? Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird Frank and Ernestine Gilbreth, Cheaper by the Dozen C.S.Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (all the Narnia books) J.R.R.Tolkien,The Hobbit/LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy Gail Godwin, The Odd Woman F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby J. D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye (before dismissing it, actually read it) George Orwell, 1984 Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle Donna Tartt, The Secret History Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn James Allen, As A Man Thinketh Mark Winegardner, Elvis Presley Boulevard James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum Winnie-the-Pooh/House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie The KJV and NIV Bible (each translation has its glories)

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