Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Woman Is The Nigger Of The World

As John Lennon put it so many years ago.
Unfortunately, it's still very true.
This reality and this reality tell us beyond a heartbreaking doubt.
In one society women are wanted in great numbers so as to supply men with an abundance of wives. In another, women are not wanted at all.
In both cases they are nothing more than objects to be collected or thrown away.
Is feminism dead?
Until everyone is free no one will be.
Even if some of us have "Come a long way, baby"


Friday, August 25, 2006

The "Funk" is Going Around

And I think I've got it.

So does everyone else I talk to on a weekly basis. Three friends and a relative. Seriously, is it in the water?
My Mom told me that a study was done and it found that the happiest people on earth were in Iceland. Their secret? Low expectations.
I'm working on it.

I'm not superstitious but this was supposed to be my year. I have one thing to say about that. "Woof"

I could go into what's wrong with my life but I believe it's irrelevant. Also it could be potentially over or under whelming, depending on the reader. "Oh, you think that's bad? I've got gangrene on my clubfoot!" It's all relative. I've watched Oprah. I get it.
I also have hope that it will get better.

My comments have gone really low. I have two theories on this.
One- My blog entries have gotten really self indulgent and boring. Come on now! Who the hell is Borat and who gives a shit?
Two- I haven't been commenting on other blogs, haven't had anything enlightening to add. And like it or not, we know that unless you are superstar blogger, comments are a tit for tat deal (most of the time).
Either way I totally understand.

Which brings me to today's post. I could write about the wildebeest
who lives with us and the second Houdini hamster she has killed. My poor Daughter is heart broken.
I could write about Ruby, who told me the other day she needed to go poop and who did just that when I set her on the potty! And the next day she wore underwear the whole day and stayed dry. And the next day she pooped in her underwear three times (Thank God for hard stools). "Two steps forward, ten steps back" That's the Potty Training mantra. Repeat. Smoke a joint. Repeat.
I could also tell you that it's not even been a full week since the germ factory a.k.a. school has opened its doors and I've already caught a cold. Ugh.
Nope. I don't have the energy to go into it all. Instead I bring you more YouTube and a list of my top ten 70's soft rock faves. Great for when you're down.
Hell yeah, I'm all about fueling the fire.

Other great sappy hits of the 70's..........

Falling in Love- Hamilton, JoeFrank & Reynolds
Fool (if you think it's over)- Chris Rea
Just Remember I Love You- Firefall
Baby Come Back- Ace
A Lotta Love- Nicolette Larson
Summer Breeze- Seals&Croft
How Much I Feel- Ambrosia
Right Down the Line- Gerry Rafferty
Reminiscing- Little River Band
I'm Not in Love- 10cc


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Borat Is Coming

First Strangers With Candy.
Now this?
What a great year for movies.


Friday, August 18, 2006

The "Snooze" Room

Bob Dylan and Iggy Pop on the jukebox
Cheap beer
Neighborhood drunks and tattooed hipsters
Thank God for dive bars


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

"oohs and aahs"

Jim's cousin Seung and her Husband Tim welcomed their baby boy yesterday. His name is Alex Junho Kim and he's about the sweetest baby I've ever seen!


Tuesday, August 15, 2006

It's Been Awhile.......

For Bush Bashing that is.

I saw two new bumper stickers to add to Cameo's list .
1- Wrong
A play on those annoying W stickers
2. Somewhere In Texas A Village Is Missing Its Idiot

When I was in Florida I printed the list and read it to my parents. After I had finished my Step-Father made up his own:
Saddam Hussein- War Criminal Guilty of Killing Innocent Iraqis
George Bush-War Criminal Guilty of Killing Innocent Iraqis

My Mom and I told him it was too long to put on a bumper sticker. But hey, we still loved it!

I sometimes wonder if I'm the only 30-something whose parents are more liberal than they are.


Sunday, August 13, 2006

It's The Little Things, Ya Know

My friend Shannon did a great post last month on the definition of luxuries and how those definitions change as we change. A luxury to me? To walk into a bookstore and buy all the books I want to. I even love the smell of bookstores.
The smell of libraries? Not so much. But libraries it is until this One Income/Four Child fiscal plan we live on changes.
The bright side is that it really makes my day to get these in the mail:

I got the notice on Thursday, picked it up on Friday and finished it on Saturday. It's called The Ruins by Scott Smith. It was creepy, I couldn't put it down and if you're into this genre I highly recommend it.

Recipe: Greek Garden Appetizer
I made this dip over the weekend and it was sooo good.
Do you like gyros?

Do you like cucumber sauce? Are you like me and could drink the stuff?

Then you will love this dip. It tastes like a gyro without the meat and it's perfect for those hot August days.

I brush the pita with olive oil and throw it in a pan for a few minutes. My kids love the pita so next time I will definitely buy extra.


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Make it a Blockbastard Night

Sorry about that. Just a little habit of mine to twist the names of big name merchants into something a little more fitting. (Well you know they were kind of bastard-ish when they were charging all those late fees) A couple more? Taco Hell and Wal-Fart.
That is not the purpose of this post though. When you finish reading you will see that I really have nothing of importance to say. Summer is winding down and I'm in a chill state of mind.
Back to, I mean Blockbuster. Rented some movies today.
First V for Vendetta.

I don't know, I'm just in the mood for a warm, feel good movie about revolutionaries "plotting to destroy the totalitarian regime that dominates their nation". And that Natalie Portman, isn't she cute!

Picked up Heathers for my daughter Olivia.

She loves the movie Mean Girls and I thought she might enjoy the original Mean Girls. And that Winona Ryder, isn't she cute! Lindsay "The Lush" Lohan ain't got nothin' on Winona.

And finally on the recommendation of Debbie (can I call you that?) I rented Sarah Silverman's Jesus is Magic.
I hear she uses naughty words, so what a good excuse to put all of the kiddies to bed early. Sarah Silverman is cute too! Even if her potty mouth isn't.

How to make all of this wonderful movie watching even better? I've got a pint of Ben&Jerry's Neopolitan Dynamite. 1,000 calories full of yummy goodness.


Friday, August 04, 2006

Go Mommy, It's Yer Berthday

Happy Birthday to the hardest working person I know. I hope you take it easy today. Have some wine, eat some great food and just relax.
And know that the one thing that doesn't take any work at all is the love of your family.

Kirk! Please! Stop the madness! Your sweet face is so much sweeter without the silly looks!

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Pool Junkies

We are home and these pictures pretty much sum up our vacation. Water 24/7.
We all have our Bain De Soleil tans (actually BullFrog waterproof SPF 45, but that doesn't sound as good). We had a great time and now it's back to reality which includes unbearable heat. It was a good ten degrees cooler in Florida. Go figure.