Who is the sadist that decided to make an antibiotic one takes for strep throat, to be two times the size of an aspirin?
It's bad enough that my throat hurt so bad that swallowing my own saliva hurt, but a giant pill? I thought we were in the age of "Modern Medicine"! What is so modern about a pill that huge...even if it is pink and I only have to take it twice a day? I mean, this is the 21st century. Didn't you think that we were going to have subcutaneous pressurized shots and lasers to scan us and miracle pills the size of candy buttons to cure all that ails us? I thought life would be out of an Isaac Asimov or Heinlein science fiction novel by now. I mean we have slidewalks (at the airport and in Las Vegas) and space shuttles (we just ended the shuttle program actually) and have discovered extra terrestrial life (Juggalos) why can we have medicine catch up? OK. So maybe we have made leaps and bounds in medicine like Antibiotics (Commercially available penicillin in 1945) and MRIs (invented in 1973) and heck even the discovery of DNA (many before then knew about DNA but Watson and Crick were the 1st to suggest the double helix structure in 1953), but still I want my meal in pill form and an age inhibiting pill a la "Picture of Dorian Grey" darn it! OK. I might be a bit cranky because I'm sick, or it could be because I'm just a cranky person, but I still think a meal in pill form would be awesome....just as long as I don't end up like Violet Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Know what I mean? Think of all the time we would save by not having to eat? I could shop for more makeup, I could blog more, I could read a book!...nah. I have a TV. No need for books. (JUST KIDDING). But seriously folks. I really thought we would have jet packs and flying cars and the cure for the common cold by the year 2000. That's why I'm going to encourage Darthypie to become a scientist. More kids need to get involved with engineering and science and we need to start encouraging and rewarding children that show an interest in those fields...especially girls! That's why I think it is so important to participate in the STEM coalition. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition, works to support STEM programs for teachers and students at the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs. If you work for a science, engineering or technology based company or work in the industry you should check out the STEM website and see how your company can be a part of the key to our survival as a planet. It's time we put science at the top of our agenda! (steps off soap box) Because I really want to get rid of my wrinkles in the least invasive way possible!
On To The Poll!
1. Blush Of The Day? - Chanel JC in Poesie. I needed a neutral pink to go with red lips today.
2. When you were a little kid what sort of fantastic science fiction-y type stuff did you think we would have by the 21st century? - This may only work for the "more mature" readers of this poll since some of you reading this were born in the 1990s! ANYWAY. I thought we would have jet packs, flying cars and instant food machines a la the Jetsons.
3. What makeup product do you think has improved with the introduction of modern technology? - I think foundation has really befitted from "science". The types of coverage, wear, colors, almost everything about it is 100% better than the crap I slopped on my face just 25 years ago.
4. If you travel 100 years into the future what advancements in science/technology will you expect to see? - I hope that I see a cure for cancer and AIDS and I also hope that we have a lot of floating movable screens for technology like in the movie "Minority Report" and that people actually TALK to one another rather than text all the time.
5. What beauty item do you think is perfected and needs no improvement? - That's hard. I think everything can be improved, however, I do feel like we are in a Mascara rut. With the introduction of those silly vibrating mascara wands I felt like the industry ran out of ideas. There is a mascara "glut" that requires some mascaras to be culled from the herd...so to speak.