Mar. 6, 2007

Not Tested on Animals

Just got off the phone with a friend who had some Mac questions he wanted to talk about. He'd also just discovered the hilarious video of Microsoft's "rethink" of the original iPod's packaging on YouTube. Worth a look.

He also told me about a cell phone call he'd got last weekend from his thirteen year-old daughter, who was away on a school exchange program with a nice family in Quebec. She'd broken out in huge rashes and was terrified. She's highly allergic and carries an EpiPen. It had never been fired in anger until this trip though. Paramedics have always arrived in time to give a conventional adrenaline needle! She and her new friend were coached through the task over the phone and a little while later the paramedics arrived to take her to the local hospital.

The source of the reaction appears to have been some Aveda shampoo, which is "not tested on animals". Note to Aveda: THERE'S A F*CKING GOOD REASON WHY THINGS ARE TESTED ON ANIMALS, RATHER THAN ON CUSTOMER'S DAUGHTERS. End of note.

In a similar vein I saw praise for Paris Hilton and Britney Spears on Saturday Night Live for their refusal to wear fur, even their own. Hats off to 'em.

Got another sort-of workout in today, this time at the gym. Think I'm finally getting over this flu! The gym scales tell me that I've lost three lbs. during this little episode.

Listening to: Phantom Limb by The Shins from Wincing the Night Away.

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