Monday so far:
Readers who need compression socks, readers who did not get all their online shopping done over the weekend, readers who do not like all their shopping experiences swallowed up in global monoliths are invited to appreciate RantWoman's Shameless Commercial Promotion. Check it out quick. RantWoman has no idea how long it will last: Check out Vim & Vigr Compression Socks
Some of the things RantWoman really likes about this site's shopping experience besides the product lines:
--The site makes a kind of vexing topic, the need for compression socks, FUN
--The site is SIMPLE.
--The site is a MT company (with product sourcing in Asia.). The fact that MT has no sales might evoke meditations on e-commerce and taxation but not today.
--RantWoman needs to share the love BECAUSE much as she loves the products and the site, there is NO WAY RantWoman is ever on her own going to be able to buy enough compression socks to keep the company in business.
It was RantMom's turn to cook for week RantWomen Sunday Suppers. Menu was Clean out the refrigerator vegetable soup. RantWoman can so relate. It was VERY tasty too.
Senator Cantwell's town halls about health care, net neutrality, and general topics came up at RantMom's. The RantWomen are definitely all over Good Town Halls.
Speaking of #netneutrality and collaborative efforts to comment about same RantWoman owes the world or at least one corner of the world a tirade: Accessibility is WAY more than elements of the Universal Service Fund as spelled out in Title II of the Telecommunications Act. It would be better to say NOTHING than to say what is in the draft. Now the task is to say enough briefly enough... Oh, wait, this exercise in bloggery kind of makes the point: RantWoman has the right combination of tools, modest skills to use the tools, connectivity to do what is needed, an environment that responds accessibly to RantWoman's accessibility tools at least as far as composing blog posts if not as far as finding the links for the videos of the town halls.
And here just in time for this post, a parallel item from Rooted in rights
Why aren't more Disabled People Online?
One phone call crosses an afternoon event off the calendar. Happy to reschedule.
RantWoman is feeling out of shape and like she needs to work MORE walking into her schedule. Sigh. But another excuse to wear out and buy more compression socks!
Yesterday RantWoman had mostly lovely satisfying walks through NE Seattle on the way to and from a picnic in Ravenna Park. RantWoman's life might have been easier had she consulted the Trip Planner, but Ask A Human was sufficient for the day. By sufficient, RantWoman does mean going up and down about a couple bridges getting TO the park. Getting from the park, RantWoman is certain she found every blackberry vine dangling into the sidewalk along with meditations on crumbling sidewalks, soothing plant life, and charming but undermaintained single-family homes likely on the verge of housing transformation because of Seattle GROWTH.
But that is enough digression for now. Back to Tasks at Hand.
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