Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Brutal Honesty

I'm in one of those moods where people who are over the age of 20 are pissing me off, so let me be brutally honest here. There are things we'd all love for you to know;

* The concept that each and every person out there must agree, accept and embrace your life, lifestyle and thoughts as 100% awesome! is idiotic, and dangerous. My time in therapy taught me that if you want to lead a calm, depression-free life, you must let go this insane concept that you must love and embrace 100% all the people around you and conversely they must do the same to you. Give yourself freedom to not like someone or their actions. 

* Honestly, whatever you're wearing today, 99% of the people out there won't remember what you were wearing tomorrow unless it stood out in some way. And that's OK. Spending zillions of dollars you don't have to impress others is a waste of money.

* Seriously, spending zillions of dollars you don't have trying to keep up with others you know is hysterically tragic. Why are y'all so obsessed with that? My Christian faith (ZOMG, did I admit that out loud???) teaches me not to covet the possessions of others and so I don't give a flopsweat if they bought a new house, car or furniture. 

*Most people really don't give a honky shit about what you ate yesterday, unless it was very good and you can share the recipe. Stop taking pictures of food at restaurants and just  enjoy. the. food.

*Seriously STOP posting photos of your vaycay on FB. People other than your family just don't. care.  and honestly? They think you're rubbing their noses in the fact that you CAN take one and they can't. 

*100% of the people forced to endure your cell phone conversation in checkout lines or in stores would love for you to either talk lower or hang up. No one will die if you walk through a store without calling someone, no, really!

* I must be like the only person in America who does not watch college basketball. I must also be the only person in Wisconsin who does not give a honky shit if they make it to the finals. And yet, here I am. I've not died of this malady, nor am I diminished in any way. Huh!

* Same goes for most of the television shows on TV. While others are freaking out about the Walking Dead or Kardashian BS, I'm usually watching a movie. The only show Dave and I watch on a regular basis right now is Grimm. Why? I think it's because we both speak German to some extent. My Grandma on my Dad's side is German. 

* That whole, "Judge not lest ye be judged" thing flung about these days is bullshit. People judge all the time, and people judge back. What I cannot do is say, "You're going to Hell for your behavior." but there's actually stuff in the bible that says that if someone sins against others and I stay silent that their judgement is my judgement. I am morally expected to tell someone if their behavior is wrong. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sometimes Movie writers get it right.

Operative: "I believe in something that is greater than myself. A
better world. A world without sin."
Mal: "So me and mine got to lie down and die so you can live in your better world?"
— "Serenity"

The fun part being that this 'better world' involved the Alliance (AKA: Government) poisoning an entire planet with millions of people with a chemical in the hopes of making them more subdued. This resulted them being so apathetic that they ended up just laying down and dying

But there were a few  that ended up turning into Reavers: People who lost all humanity, and traveled the 'Verse' killing in the most horrific ways imaginable. "If they [Reavers] take the ship, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skin into their clothes ... and if we're very, very lucky, they'll do it in that order."

The Operative was a hired gun, a man who did whatever the Alliance ordered without question. He was sent to kill River Tam, a young lady with the knowledge of the atrocities that the Alliance had done to the inhabitants of the planet Miranda. The Operative killed many innocent people trying to get to River: Shepherd Brook, the young lad in Shepherd's care as well as others who took refuge with Shepherd. Any person that knew Malcom Reynolds died by the hand of the Operative..who did not question the Alliance's orders

Moral of the story: Trusting the Government to give you a 'better world' "A world without Sin" is wrong. Blithely following their orders without questioning the motive is also wrong.  It was only 45 years ago that the youth of this country openly questioned the authority of the Government. What is darkly hilarious is that the hippies of my parent's day are not staunchly against any criticism of the Government. They would happily inhale the poison and die of apathy.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


The geese are in breeding mode, I'm typing one handed due to a baby chick being in the other hand. he's keeping warm and chatting. We had two hatch but one died...and that leads to a lonely chick.

Knitting is going sporadically. One cardigan and one shawl are being worked on interchangeably. I purchased (gasp! Yes, purchased a pattern!) the Lin-lin pattern. I'm working that in Malabrigo red. The other one is a cardigan with a cabled front, but I cannot find the pattern right now.