Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Facebook & Jesus

I just found out that there is something repugnant to Jesus about Facebook. I know there are many who are not fond of the social web site, but I had no idea how high it went.

I heard on the news that many people were doing this and then someone I work with jumped on the bandwagon. I guess I am just furthering my quick passage to hell and eternal damnation.

Where the hell is the connection???? When did the "powers that be" send the declaration down that they were displeased with our social networking? That they care about what we "like" and "dislike"? That if we "LOL" at the wrong joke we will be damned?

It just makes me shake my head. I can't understand how it could be further from what the original intent might have have been.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Fat Lip & Exhaustion

I went back to work this week, after six weeks of a medical disability, and I am exhausted!! I was never so happy to have a day off. First it was mental. Having to listen to so many people talking to me at once after so much time of just me & the pup! Then a day later came the physical exhaustion. The feet and legs. Twice this week I came home and fell asleep for 10 hours! Barely a single sip of wine.

Last night I ordered two pizzas and was going to have some pizza, wine and relax. I got my favorite spinach alfredo pizza with onions, fresh tomatoes and bacon. YUM! Hubby had picked me up and we were coming home together. The kid was home ahead of us and the puppy was already out of the kennel. She heard us arrive and was quite excited.

She was running around us. I bent down to untangle her runner and at the same time she was trying to jump. Her hard ass head hit me solid in the mouth. Luckily no teeth were loose, but I have one hell of a fat lip! I had to sit, for an hour, with an ice pack. All before my first glass of wine!! Sheer insanity!! I was ready to cry. Not sure if it was the lip, the exhaustion or the fact that I really wanted that wine. Probably a bit of all three.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Corkscrew Girls Gather

The girls got together last night for another round of food, laughs and cocktails. Seems that everyone was in the mood for salad. Rockne's does have a good salad and you can leave off the pita bread and add hard boiled egg. Yum.

Two of us had their Gyro Salad, which is my fave, that is made with gyro meat,
Greek olives and Feta cheese. Served with a delicious cucumber dressing. The other gals were in a chicken kinda mood. One had the Buffalo chicken salad and the other the chicken with raspberry dressing.

To finish it off, those of us not following Lent, had a mini dessert. I had the mini peanut butter pie and someone else had a mini cheesecake. Mmmmmm it was just enough!

Ahhh, another successful meeting down and the next one already planned and maybe even a future weekend at a gambling resort!! That would be fun.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Thinking About Lent

This post was first posted in Feb. of 2007. It caused quite a discussion! The TV, this morning, has been chock full of those beginning to discuss what they are giving up for Lent, so I am re-printing rather than come up with a whole new post. After reading this one I still feel the same in 2011 as I did in 2007.

This is always an interesting time of year, or at least it was when I was teaching. It just also happens to be a topic similar, but in noway the same, to what the Drew talks about over at his blog today as well. This whole season of Lent and sacrifice and proving that you can give somethging up.
I worked with a fella that taught Social Studies and he claimed to be a Catholic, although I guess, as the Drew points out, many Christian religions have this activity at this time of year. He would make it a big point to tell us how he was giving up beer for Lent. This from a guy who was also not very faithful to his wife. In the bigger picture how can the beer get you in to Heaven? I hope it is not that convoluted!! He never attended any church, except at the time of his wedding, but made it out to be a very special time in his life, this whole Lent process, as if the rest of us were infidels.
I have heard others recently talk about chocolate and other food items as their sacrifice. Is it just me or is this somewhat shallow? Isn't the sacrifice meant to be something a tad more relevant and isn't the person supposed to be more repentant? Isn't this behavior something you should follow all year long and not just at the time that leads up to Easter? I was even told, yesterday, that elderly or older people do not have to give up anything for Lent according to one ladies church. If this is so does that mean that once you hit a certain age that you get an automatic pass in to Heaven? What is that age? Does it come with the AARP or Golden Buckeye card?
Also, why does it have to be such a public display? Why does one have to go around and make themselves seem to be so grand and sacrificing because they ARE giving something up? I believe that even the Bible says that when you do your good works that you are not supposed to be bragging. I know many people with good hearts that do good works, but they do them all year long. They scarifice all year long. Are they any less special because they may not ascribe to the whole lenten ideal?
I have been having a personal question and much debate recently with Christianity especially since many others also have the same ideals. I just began reading " The Way to a Meaningful Life" by the Dalai Lama and he speaks about the same guiding principles. I have been to several web sites that say that one should learn of all the worlds religions and take bits and pieces of them all as opposed to ascribing to one particulare faith.
My mom made a big deal about having to go to work early so that she could go get her "ashes" today. I asked her why? She said just because that is what you do. There was no real reason or philosophy, just because it is the outward sign to everyone else that you believe in something. Does it have to be an outward sign or symbol? Can't you believe in something and have it be internal and go about your life and good works without needing the approval or accolades of others? Isn't that the more "Godlike" way? Can't we just do our good works or random acts of kindness without worrying about the thanks we will/or should get? Why does it have to be in the public forum? Can't we just simply be good people and not worry about certain readings and writings etc.?
Why do we have to deny ourselves to prove anything?

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Finish My Book or Pack?

According to these guys I have 15 days to finish my book. Should I even bother? Why even go back to work? If I do, how can I pretend that I don't know what is coming AND how do I not tell everyone that I work with? Do I even tell those that I don't like?

What do I want to squeeze in theses last days? Do I quit showering? Do I really want to make up with those I no longer have contact with or just let them figure it out on their own.

Honestly, I can't believe that people continue to head off on these wild goose chases. Where do they get their info?

Sadly, I think that they have to be weak minded and lead by what they believe to be true in the bible. Folks that can not think or act on their own without being told. The sheeple.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Mixed Nuts

It's quite the dish of mixed nuts.

Sadly the first impression of Charlie Sheen
is manic depression or bi-polar disorder. Drug use/abuse aside. There is a "mania" and abnormal affect to him. I can speak with a bit of knowledge from my teaching days. We did extensive drug counseling in our school and I attended many classes/workshops about various topics in that area. I know there is something just not right about his behaviors.

What is sad is that there are many small/young children involved. As well theses television/magazine people are basically just feeding his "mania" by continuing to put him in/on the news. Society continues to watch, but how many are actually watching the Middle East? How many actually care what is happening in the world? sadly, society seems to be much more interested in his crap, Teen Mom's, and what the "Situation" is up to.

Other nuts in the dish are the whacked out members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas
. You know them. They are the nuts that show up at the funerals of dead soldiers with obnoxious signs.

"A Kansas church that attracted nationwide attention for its angry, anti-gay protests at the funerals of U.S. military members has won its appeal at the Supreme Court, an issue testing the competing constitutional rights of free speech and privacy. The justices, by an 8-1 vote, said Wednesday that members of Westboro Baptist Church had a right to promote what they call a broad-based message on public matters such as wars."

"Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and -- as it did here -- inflict great pain. On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority."

I know that the Supreme Court is right, but that doesn't mean that I like it. I really, really dislike these people and that they spew hate AND that they do it at such sad times. They are not good people. They use the disguise as a "church" to spread their hatred. It is disgusting and a disgrace what they do to these families.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


I guess at 20 you have lived enough of life to have so much to say that it must be put down in a book.

Seriously.... she believes that we need, or require, an "inside look at her life"? Yes. I imagine that there are millions just waiting to hear about the hardships of being 20 and the daughter of a reality star. That is what that entire family has become. How anyone can take Sarah Palin seriously any longer is beyond my comprehension.

"Bristol gives readers an intimate behind-the-scenes look at her life for the first time, from growing up in Alaska to coming of age amid the media and political frenzy surrounding her mother's political rise; from becoming a single mother while still a teenager to coping as her relationship with her baby's father crumbled publicly — not once, but twice," according to Morrow.

Riveting topics. Nothing will get me out to the bookstore faster than a story about high school and an out- of - wedlock baby! Teen pregnancy is so common that I can not imagine why Bristol thinks that her story is any more engaging. Unless she is going to focus on her Dancing With the Stars period. There is another captivating chapter!

"She speaks candidly of her aspirations for the future and the deep religious faith that gives her strength and inspiration.

"Plainspoken and disarmingly down to earth, Bristol offers new insight and understanding of who she is and what she values most."

Her deep religious faith must be something new. Where was it when she and Levi were having teenage sex? Must be values that she recently cultivated.

There also must be a ghost writer. Someone who barely finished high school, or just did with no higher education, can not be very capable of writing a book. I hope they don't plan to make this a hard cover, seems there would be just enough material for a leaflet.