March 14th, 2009

My eyes are bleeding

GUH Government Forms are a PAIN IN THE ASS!

I'm going through and filing all my products with the FDA VCRP (Ya know those pesky ingredient labels, I have to file a form for each individual ingredient in all my stuff... *EYES BLEED*)

The irritating part? The Nomenclature I have for some of the ingredients are not on the FDA list.
Well they *ARE* But it's a HIDE AND SEEK Game -- You know the government, they like to spell things different, add words like HYDROGENATED, UNHYDROGENATED (When neither is necessary. That's WET OR DRY FOLKS WHO CARES!) Hyphenate words, split up copolymers into two separate entries, etc.. they do this to things randomly so it's a pain in the ass to track down my ingredients on their list, get the 9 digit FDA code to put on the form.

Because you  know I am NOT a scientist and I don't readily know an alternative nomenclature to all these things nor magically pull them out of my ASS!

Because seriously it took me long enough to find that the LATIN name for
SHEA BUTTER = BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (Yeah I totally would have known THAT! Sounds just like SHEA BUTTER!)

That's one of many WTFery names I have to put on a label for innocuous stuff. Castor Seed Oil is "RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL" for example. Yeah that totally sounds like CASTOR OIL I could have found that easily! NOT!

I mean come on, MOST PEOPLE would not know that. What a pain in the ASS just call it fucking SHEA BUTTER or CASTOR SEED OIL, who speaks LATIN other than scientists or Ancient History Students these days?

I think it's counterproductive actually for the retail public and subsequently retailers and manufacturers like myself. Reading labels like that makes one thinks OMG CHEMICALS!!!! When there's not a single chemical in there only butters and oils that sound frankly SCARY once applied with a LATIN nomenclature.


end rant
aph-SuFin (My Art) 2


Any word on Hotel or Dates yet?

It's just gonna be me this year, While John liked parts of the con, there is a sad LACK of things for a guy to do, even a bi-guy. He really just wanted to meet my friends.

So I'm coming myself this year so caerfree  Want to share room again like before?

and where the HECK has caro_t  gone? Not heard from her since SEPTEMBER. Is she okay? I called and her # just rang and rang.