money saying

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Lawyer’s taking me shopping AGAIN Tuesday! I really do believe him now when he says money isn’t ever the issue with him. I’m thinking of asking for a 5-6K allowance by spring time, but I think he might employ me by then, so there might not even be the need! Lol 💵💵💵✨✨

  • dirty harry: about the iraq war
  • 911: about 9/11 and terrorism
  • kids with guns: about gun control and school shootings
  • plastic beach: about marine waste
  • gorillaz fans: ...cool
  • hallelujah money: about donald trump and the rise of money-based power
  • gorillaz "fans": what is this :(( where did all this politically charged crap come from :(( gorillaz has never done social and political commentary ever before :(((((((( it's not normal
fashion consults!

as most of you know, I was in the hospital this month. why? my heart. again. always. two cardiac arrests within a fifteen minute span as I was getting ready for work; an ambulance came and got me and everything. after that, it was two weeks of tests and surgery and new medications and short-term disability and ultimately, no answers. my heart condition remains a rare and mysterious jewel. so good news: I’m alive. bad news: I’m an american who just spent two weeks in the best electrocardiology ward in new york city. which means medical bills. so many fucking medical bills. 

now, I have insurance, but before it kicks in I have a significant deductible to meet. every scrap of every paycheck is going towards those bills for the foreseeable future. which isn’t great, considering I took two-thirds of my closet off to a consignment store about a month before this happened. You guys know me, I’d like to be able to fill it out again. so I’m proposing a trade: I’ll dress you if you dress me. 

style consulting - rates and services

  1. $15 option - one time occasion styling! if you have a wedding or a graduation or a big date coming up, I’ll hop on skype with you for a half-hour and see what we can do with the clothes you already have.
  2. $20 option - fashion guidance. I’ll ask you to send me five to seven pictures of outfits, styles, or fashion icons that you like. from there, I’ll write up my impressions of your fashion goals, advise you towards certain trends, and help you solidify your sense of personal style. (here is an example)
  3. $40 option - fashion guidance + personal shopper. You’ll receive all the services of #1, plus I’ll discuss your budget and then go shopping for you. I’ll put together ten items within your price range that will help you meet your style aspirations. 
  4. $65 option - fashion guidance + personal shopper + skype consult. You’ll receive all the services of #1 and #2, plus I will set up a 45 minute in-person skype consult with you. We’ll go through your closet (or whatever items you choose) together, and I’ll help you pinpoint which garments will work with your new look, and which ones won’t. 

**request via an ask - include your email address, your name, and which service you want - I’ll send you an email and we can begin the conversation there.** 

(note: all these prices are suggested. obviously if you’re willing to donate more, I’d appreciate it, each option takes about an hour and a half more to do than the option preceding it. if you want something different than what I’m offering, send me a message and we’ll talk details.)

(second note: I’ll be doing these requests in the order I get them. When I get your inquiry, I’ll let you know where you are in the queue.)

I’ll still be giving out style advice all the time on this blog, don’t worry! But in-depth, individually tailored stuff takes me a lot of time, and I’d like to be able to turn that into something I can use to buy shoes that won’t fall apart with nyc wear.

hope to dress you soon! ♥

Case #1 History: just a little off, maybe a bit weak? Not sure, eating fine, no vomiting, no diarrhoea. Slight exercise intolerance
Diagnosis: Severe haemorrhagic pericardial effusion

Case #2 History: panting a bit at home, didn’t greet owners when they got home, still eating, bright and wagging tail
Diagnosis: Severe pulmonary metastasis suspected from splenic haemangiosarcoma

Case #3 History: unusually active at home, no vomiting, no diarrhoea, unusual behaviour, no known access to toxins
Diagnosis: Acute anaphylactic shock

Case #4 History: a bit lethargic at home, still eating, drinking a bit more, pants occasionally
Diagnosis: Severe septic shock from closed pyometra

Case #5 History: happy, eating, one small vomit a few days ago, known scavenger but owners never leave anything lying around anymore, a bit off yesterday but brighter today
Diagnosis: Intestinal obstruction from tea towel

Case #6 History: never had any issues, today a bit sleepy, getting old so maybe normal? Has been sleeping a bit more lately but owner thinks due to arthritis, eating fine, happy otherwise
Diagnosis: Severe anaemia due to haemabdomen

Case #7 History: eating, drinking, urinating, defecating fine, sleeps normal amount for a cat, breathing seems fine, maybe a bit faster than usual? Still happy and smoochy
Diagnosis: Severe pyothorax

Case #8 History: small amount of diarrhoea a few days ago, one vomit, still bright and happy, sometimes a bit lethargic but otherwise normal, gave human NSAID for pain a week ago but never any adverse signs
Diagnosis: Intestinal perforation due to chronic NSAID administration

Case #9 History: a bit hyperactive at home, maybe wants to play? Eating fine, one vomit, seems a bit anxious sometimes but otherwise fine
Diagnosis: Amphetamine toxicity

Case #10 History: trembly at home, no vomiting or diarrhoea, normally an anxious dog but trembling a bit more than usual, no access to toxins indoors or outside, ate breakfast fine, no lethargy
Diagnosis: Snail pellet toxicity

Cases like this are why vetblrs and clinics you may ask for advice are never going to say ‘it’s probably nothing, don’t worry about it.’ All of these cases are cases I have worked with at my emergency clinic, and they all initially sound like nothing spectacular. But on on investigation it was clear there was definitely something spectacularly wrong. 

Not all dogs read the vet books where they are supposed to look like they’re dying when they’re dying (and especially not cats). Don’t get annoyed at your vet or vetblr for saying to get a consultation because you cannot know exactly what is going on with the animal without actually looking at the animal! 

So if you are getting the feeling that something is wrong with an animal, please do not ask a vetblr for advice and please do not ask a vet clinic to diagnose something over the phone. Get a consultation with a vet so they can work the case up properly!

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kiho shopping in Abu Dhabi