I think I was raised right. We never did any shopping on Black Friday, except maybe if we needed groceries.
Every time I see people out on Black Friday, I can't help but think about how greedy we've all become. Sure the toy shoppers are out there getting gifts for their kids. I'm still pretty sure that it is status stuff too, that makes mom and dad look good and not trying to get something because your child really really wants it.
When I was little it was Cabbage Patch Dolls.
I never got one for Christmas, and I'm still here.
I did eventually get one..but it was long past the insanity of it all.
When it comes to electronics on Black Friday that is all about greed. Lining up to get iPods, TVs, Computers.
I guess we were poor, because in my family, you didn't buy people TVs for Christmas.
In fact in all my Christmases. The one thing I got that brought me the most joy was this doll: Baby Soft Sounds. I wish I still had her, I loved her so much.
I like Christmas to be simple...family, good food, great music, and pretty decorations...the stuff will always be there.
My Sunday nights almost always seem to revolve around the 4077. I'm not sure why. Maybe it is because I harbor a strange crush on Alan Alda's Hawkeye.
Tonight they aired the first episode with Sherman Potter. I have to admit, I've seen many episodes of this show, when they were actually on, when I was a wee bitty girl and in re-runs, but I never saw the epi Change Of Command.
I have seen the epi where Henry Blake leaves though a few dozen times.
There were so many cast changes in that show, a lot of the early ones because of Alan Alda really stealing the spotlight from the other actors.
Still it is good TV, something there isn't much of these days.
You know, I have to say most songs that get stuck in my head are songs I've heard on the radio multiple times.
What really drives me crazy is when a song that I've not even listened to somehow manages to work its way inside my mind.
That is truly annoying.
Sometimes you just have to mention a song and it gets stuck in your head. You know, like Barry Manillow's Mandy.
The power of suggestion is really a nasty thing.
So please don't mention Taylor Swift around me...cos I'm really sick of that Never Ever Ever Gonna Get Back Together song...it is the most horrific piece of musical trash ever, and once it gets in your head, it is a total parasite, it won't leave!!
For those of you that are used to my Sunday night rants, you can move along, there's nothing to see here.
Same rant, different week.
All I want is a weekend where I can REST.
I'm pretty sure that's never ever ever going to happen and I will be eternally cranky on Sundays.
I can't even sit in Starbucks and enjoy a damn coffee. I have to grab it and go.
I need a vacation from my life. Somewhere I can go with just a few books, a pot of coffee and a pillow, where I don't have to worry about cleaning potty chairs, and filling pill bottles. Just for one stinking lousy day.
But do you know what?
It isn't going to happen, because no one can be bothered to learn anyone's pills besides me.
I was cleaning again today and I came across a lot of old photos.
The problem is, these photos were just laying about or in their envelopes.
They had no place to go.
I love looking at old photos, but I hate trying to find places for them.
I think that's one of the reasons I like digital photography so much. I can view the photos at any time. I can get prints or books etc made of them, or even a fancy digital frame that lets me see many pictures, but without the clutter.
I can't take the clutter anymore.
There's so much stuff in this house that doesn't need to be here, and getting rid of it...either to the garbage or to goodwill is driving me to the brink.
I wish I could just put a big garbage bin outside the house and just start chucking everything in.
Bilbo sent a letter to the Republican Party via his blog, and I have a few things I'd like to say as well.
I guess the O in GOP really does stand for "old."
I'm going to solve some problems for you, actually most informed citizens know this already, but I'm going to remind you, and some of this may even go against the party I belong too.
Bush tax cuts...let them expire. These are cuts to Social Security. A bad move on W's part to begin with. You don't take funds away from something that you are killing.
Secondly, the wage cap on SS that kicks in at somewhere around $100,000.00, yeah, well that needs to go. As long as you are collecting a check, you should pay into the program. It helps everyone.
There are other ways to cut spending besides cutting necessary programs. You don't cut things that help other Americans. What you might consider is starting to write laws that are only laws, bills etc that don't have fillers about funding for bug research or some other stupid thing. You don't cut education, because that is just stupid. If you want to be innovative and move the country forward, you need smart people creating things.
You've got to stop insulting the intelligence of the American people. (An FYI that's women, latinos, blacks etc) You've also got to stop foisting your religious beliefs on the rest of the world. We were a country that is founded on religious freedom. That means accepting the beliefs of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Wiccans and even Atheists. Everyone has a right to their beliefs.
Maybe when you move into the 21st century, people will accept you. It would help if you got rid of people like Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman and Paul Ryan too.
Now get to work and stop undermining the president, it makes you look like a bunch of grade school kids.
The Mistress of the Dark
There's nothing more terrifying as a Republican, especially if that Republican is Donald Trump
I'm sick of apologizing for my 60 year old brother who is unfortunately one of those republicans that needs to have their head pulled from their ass.
I've apologized to family and friends because of his tirades against Obama this year.
Apparently all who cast a vote for the President are lazy.
Well F-you my dear brother. You are just as bad as Romney in making at 47% statement, and at least Romney, conceded with grace and dignity. I may not have liked him or voted for him, but at least he came across then as a gentlemen. It is a shame, the same cannot be said for you.
Oh and I have to say, I was so happy OH went blue!
I saw a picture of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama today on Facebook, and some idjit made a comment that these two men were responsible for the deaths of thousands of babies.
This is where I want to stand up and punch people.
Pro Choice does not mean pro abortion. Just as in a perfect world Pro Life would mean life for all things, not just unborn babies.
I'm sure neither man wants to see women having abortions for shits and giggles.
I can't begin to express the anger I feel at people that think that a women raped doesn't deserve the right to terminate the pregnancy or that a mother who might not survive wouldn't have that opportunity if abortions weren't something that could be medically provided to them.
I don't believe abortion should be used as a form of birth control, but there are several instances where it is necessary.
And idjits, women don't wake up and decide to have unprotected sex just so they can have a gov't funded abortion.
And if you are so Pro Life, why are you also Pro Gun. Pro Life should mean anti-death penalty too you know. (And anti-killing period)
Respect ALL LIFE, not just one area.
Oh and what of all the service men that were killed overseas in 2 wars that we didn't necessarily have to fight?
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