I have been sick forever. At least, it feels like forever. In actuality, it’s only been about 8 days. And the first two days weren’t too bad. And the last two nights haven’t been awful, but I am definitely not better. I think that what started as a head cold has now turned into a sinus infection or something. And I know that I should go to the doctor, but I don’t have one here. I have been randomly looking for one on the Internet, but that seems like such a crapshoot. And I am dreading having to fill out my medical history. Not that I have any history, really. I’ve never broken any bones, or had any major surgery. I don’t have any allergies. I don’t even have a family history of much, except some type 2 diabetes on my mother’s side, but now days everyone has that in their family history. But I also have no idea when the last time I got a vaccination for anything was. I can’t even remember the name of my doctor in Juneau. And I definitely don’t want to go to urgent care – talk about a nightmare! I have insurance so I can avoid that shit. I just want to feel better with chicken soup and a neti pot, and not have to worry about any insurance cards, medical forms, or awkward encounters with a brand new medical assistant trying to get me on a scale while I freak out and flatly refuse. I think I am going to give it a few more days…
PS - I told you so!
Gore to rock ’n’ roll against warming
MSNBC staff and news service reports
Updated: 4:16 p.m. ET Feb 16, 2007
LOS ANGELES - Al Gore, the former vice president and now hit documentary maker, on Thursday added rock promoter to his résumé, announcing plans for a 24-hour concert series on all seven continents to highlight, you guessed it, the dangers of global warming.
With a powerhouse lineup of acts from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Snoop Dogg to Bon Jovi, what's being called "Live Earth" aims to gather more than 100 of the world's top musicians on July 7 — and attract 2 billion viewers, most of them via television, radio and the Web.
Gore said that the push, which includes a new campaign called Save Our Selves, has the potential to reach far beyond his earlier audiences. "In order to solve the climate crisis, we have to reach billions of people," Gore said in a statement. "We hope to jumpstart that movement right here, right now, and take it to a new level on July 7, 2007." The SOS campaign was founded by Kevin Wall, the producer behind the Live 8 global concerts in 2005 that raised money for Africa.
Wall said that these performers had already signed up: Pharrell, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, Lenny Kravitz, Bon Jovi, Paolo Nutini, Sheryl Crow, AFI, Melissa Etheridge, John Mayer, Damien Rice, Corrine Bailey Rae, Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, John Legend, Black Eyed Peas, Akon, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Mana, Keane, Kelly Clarkson, Korn, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Ray LaMontagne, Robin Thicke, and Kenna.
The concerts will take place in Sydney, Australia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Shanghai, China; London, England; Kyoto, Japan; Johannesburg, South Africa; and a U.S. city that has yet to be determined, Wall said. Gore added that the campaign even plans to stage the first-ever rock concert on Antarctica.