The One Where I Shake My Head in Disbelief

Yesterday, I saw an article about how Johnson & Johnson products have cancer causing materials in them.

Run! Hide your kids! [Hide your wife! Ba-dum-ching.]

I asked twitter why I’m supposed to use a J&J product prior to my brain surgery if it’s so bad for people.

This was the response I got.

I should point out two things. 1) I was joking when I asked that question, and 2) The person who @ replied me doesn’t even follow me.

This is why I hate twitter some times.

It can be a really great tool. I mean, it broke the news of Osama bin Laden being dead before the President got a chance to tell the country. It can also tell you where your favorite celebrity is if you know how to use the search feature properly. I get traffic updates from our local traffic guy, @dbctfx. Half the time, asking twitter guarantees me an answer faster than Googling something.

It can also be used to spout unwanted opinions. This person doesn’t even follow me. S/he was probably doing a search for mentions of Johnson & Johnson, saw my tweet, and without any other information decided to tell me all about how the chemicals in Johnson & Johnson are at fault for my upcoming surgery.

Do we use a ton of J&J products in our house? No, not really. I have a ton of them though. We do use the shampoo sometimes. But the fact is, both of my kids have sensitive skin and we’ve found other things that work better for our family. I use the shampoo sometimes when I feel like I need a change from what I use daily. I like baby shampoo. It makes my hair super soft. But no, I don’t use it all the time.

I was asked to use it before my surgery on Tuesday, and I will. Because doesn’t my doctor ultimately know what’s best for me? Or what will help the process go more smoothly?

Right. I thought so.

Sometimes, You Need to Read Stuff from the Past

Way back on May 27, the amazing @BelvaMarie tweeted this: #FollowFriday @MamaPhan because even when she doesn’t want to, she runs – a lesson we could all learn and use.

Right now, my family is going through Some Stuff. But seeing that particular tweet when I looked back to do a post of favorite tweets today? Reminded me that even though I want to quit right now, and even though I think things are pretty bad, I shouldn’t quit and they’re not quite as bad as I probably think they are.
Thank you, Belva, for being an awesome person.
And a great big thanks to her wonderful parents [@EpicNancyLee & @EpicDon], who are two of the kindest people I know.

Favorite Tweets, Round #2

burghbaby (blog) No, I was NOT just singing along with a Britney Spears song. I was…yawning or…something. SHUT UP. 6:09 PM Oct 29th

ZahirMommy So zahir hits his head on his potty, gets mad, proceeds to punch the potty, then comes crying to me because he hurt his hand! Lmbo kids! 6:45 PM Oct 29th

babyrabies (blog) I think the rest of this pregnancy I really need to practice saying no and quit taking on too much. It’s only going to get harder. 7:30 PM Oct 29th

babyrabies Next time I decide to be this domestically ambitious somebody remind me that domesticity and ambition are equally overrated. Friday, October 29, 2010 9:47:02 PM

Emperoroffun Hey Phils Phans….only 105 days till pitchers and catches report to Clearwater. Will the Phanatic be dancing next year? I think so! Saturday, October 30, 2010 11:15:13 AM

scarletfire (blog) Nothing to do in the long walmart line, so I entertained myself by turning all the Glenn Beck books backward. Saturday, October 30, 2010 11:44:35 AM

trixietraci I keep writing “busty” instead of “busy” on gChat. Dear subconscious, I know. No need to keep telling me. hahaha Monday, November 01, 2010 11:50:29 PM

jayesel (blog) recent annoying grammar mistake: “could of”. IT’S “COULD HAVE”, PEOPLE. GAH. Tuesday, November 02, 2010 7:02:08 AM

boxofchocolates (blog) I voted. Can we take down all the signs now? Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:51:51 AM

babyrabies “You want decaf, right?” NO. Wrong. I made no mention of decaf. DO NOT GIVE THIS PREGNANT LADY DECAF. Maybe I *want* to stunt baby’s growth. Tuesday, November 02, 2010 11:14:56 AM

bebehblog (blog) It is cruel to make pregnant women pee in a cup after 30 weeks. I can’t even see my LEGS. Tuesday, November 02, 2010 3:12:22 PM

BurghPotPie (blog) OH: Kevin: Get out of my wine, cat. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 8:07:58 PM

AllisonB (blog) “You are going to freeze your butt off, Alex!” “Oh no! That would be terrible! Then I couldn’t POOP!” Friday, November 12, 2010 8:26:30 PM