Sunday, November 22, 2009

From the mouths of babes.

Yesterday my friend Ben and his wife Carrie brought over their daughters Hannah and Emma for a few hours. I put on some movies for them, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, which they admitted to never seeing previously. (Srsly, what's wrong with this new batch of children?? These are classics, for chrissakes!!) Emma has a loose tooth, and kept wiggling it back and forth. I encouraged her efforts, and provided many a napkin to sop up the blood. She expressed distaste for the blood, saying, "It tastes like an old lady dying in my mouth."

Emma is six years old.

I swear to gawd this happened.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Keep religion out of it.

Currently religious leaders are throwing a shit fit over abortion coverage as part of the healthcare reform. I have a middle-ground view on abortion, but I won't go into it. Instead, let me remind you about a little girl with Type I Diabetes whose parents refused to seek treatment for her, choosing instead to pray and "leave it in God's hands," allowing their little girl to die.

Remember that. The lesson I gathered from this tragic incident?? Keep religion out of healthcare.

And we know what happens when religion and affairs of state mix. Remember Mary I of England, Bloody Mary, who sent hundreds of Protestants to the stake for daring to worship God in a different manner. Not even children were spared during her bloody reign. During that same time period, an innocent girl named Jane Grey lost her head because the Protestant faction did not want a Catholic monarch and disregarded Henry VIII's will, known as the Act of Succession, which turned out to be illegal because it had been passed by an Act of Parliament. The lesson to be learned? Keep religion out of affairs of state and politics. Those are just two among the thousands of examples provided by history.

Have you heard that the Catholic Church in DC is threatening to withdraw their social services (ie, assistance to the homeless, etc) if the local government doesn't drop a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage?? I think Ghandi had it right when he said, "I like your Christ, but I do not like your Christians. They are nothing like your Christ." So true, Ghandi.

I can't keep defending religion when it's used in the worst way possible. When it's used to defend actions such as suicide bombings and honor killing. When it's used to  keep a woman from seeking an abortion when she's raped, or as an excuse from getting medical treatment for your children. When it's used as an excuse to commit  treason or persecute people who see things a little differently than you do.

I am losing faith in mankind, and as a result am less able to believe that there's a higher being that created us and cares about us. Where was God when over a million people lost their lives in the American Civil War?? Where was God when Hitler persecuted and murdered over six million Jews?? Where was God when the World Trade Center towers fell?? WHERE WAS HE????

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dealing with shit: The teaser trailer.

Not too pleased with what transpired earlier today. Though I was assured towards the end that I am worrying more than is necessary, these assurances do nothing to alleviate my concerns and apprehensions that now beset me. It's far too late for me to go into further detail, but I will go more into it tomorrow. I'll be getting a lot off my chest.

Someone answer me this: What is left for a person when they no longer feel comfortable just being their self??

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hi Laggin!!

Still alive!! I swear, it's me!!

So what's new with me?? Hm. Rich came home, and picked up a nasty cold, and somehow I dodged it. Woot!! I just got back from two weeks of work in Anchorage, Alaska. It is absolutely beautiful up there, we were surrounded by gorgeous mountains, but it was coooooold. We worked with some great guys up there, one of which I went to tech school with. It was crazy, but fun, to see him again, and we had a great time up there.

I'm home now, and my house is a mess, but it's not bothering me too much at the moment. Dee's sister, Nikki, stayed the night and we had french toast, eggs, and bacon for a very late breakfast this afternoon. Dee came over and we had Italian food and watched The Holiday. I love that movie.

Btw, Dee is pregnant!! I totally called it. I had a dream three weeks ago that she was preggers, and I called her the next day and told her to get tested. She called me crazy, but guess who was right?? Bwahahahahahaha!!!!

Farewell!! I'll check back more often, promise!!