Saturday, December 27, 2008

Holiday Wreckage

In light of the holiday carnage in the news, from battling monks in Bethlehem at the Church of The Holy Sepleucher to a very bad angry bitter boy Santa in California and back to Israelis & Palestinians still shelling & bombing the crap out of one another, not to mention the horrors going on in the Congo, I think it's time to revisit the Onion's post 9/11 article "God Angrily Clarifies Dont Kill Rule". It still applies.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Holiday Dazzled

Fuel expenditure.

Dang. I love twinkle lights. I really like the fact the manufacturers are making LED holiday lights. I do not :::cry::: like the clear cold blue/white led lights that screw up my night vision when I'm driving. They do make the "warm" light tones, y'know.

Cheese. Whine.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Wrong Thing To Do

To Whoever You Are Who Set Fire To Sarah Palin's Church:

That was a disgusting, horrible and evil thing to do. You could've killed somebody! There were people with kids in there when you set that fire!

Now, I didn't vote for the McCain/Palin ticket as is clear in my earlier blog posts celebrating Mr. Obama. And I'm just your garden variety pagan witch far, far removed from the Big Three major religions anyway but I think invading a sacred space the way you did is just wrong. There's nothing good about it. Even we pagans understand the insults of sacrilege.

If you thought you were making a statement against Palin or her religious beliefs or just don't care for Pentecostals, you're way out of line. You didn't. To me, and a lot of others, you made a statement about your own poor character and even poorer judgement and you're not someone we're gonna be applauding. You'll get busted. It doesn't matter whether it's the local guys or the ATF who gets you. You'll go to jail which is something you earned for yourself when you doused the church like you did and set flame to it. If the sentence is long enough, it's likely I'd applaud the judge for his or her good sense.

You're nothing but a destroyer and you don't deserve to live among reasonable, decent people for a long time.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Short takes....

Man, oh man, didja see the news about the Illinois governor Blagojevich being busted yesterday early morning for corruption? Allegedly he was trying to 'sell' Obama's soon to be vacated Senate seat to the frelling highest bidder instead of having the integrity to appoint someone whose truly worthy. It's criminal! It's foul. And he will have earned whatever prison term he gets sentenced to. I heard on the news this guy was supposed to be cleaning up Illinois and ridding it of corruption and then he proves to be utterly craven. On the other hand, we now know Blagojevich doesn't have the ability to discern someone else's worthiness because his sights were set on the lowest common denominator -- and his own words will convict him.

We got a mix of rain and snow today. The foothills and mountains got a few inches, but all the roads got were wet. But my fellow New Mexicans were driving as if the roads were as icy as they get in Tulsa, OK, or Plattsburgh, NY. I've driven in them both in bad conditions. It really makes me wanna holler, "It's ok to go the fuggin' speed limit, folks! I promise the road conditions are tolerable. 'Sides it's not dark yet and the temp's close to 38 degrees this part of town." And ya can't say it's just NM's nuts and sluts on the road overreacting. Saw a few with Texas, Colorado and New Hampshire plates bein' dumb. You'd think that the folks from Colorado and New Hampshire would've had a clue or two.

I've had to learn now to give my dog shots. She came down with canine diabetes mellitis. I wasn't as squicked about doing them as I thought I'd be and after just three treatments, she is already showing a noticable improvement. This was not an extra expense we needed right now, but she's become important to both me and DH, so we'll work it out.


The saga of my damn feet seems to be resolving itself after nearly a year. Finally. Yay!!! The plantar fasciitis in my right foot is healing. I've slept with my foot in a night split pretty steadily now since July. Within the last two weeks, I've found I can use the splint every other day and still wake up in the morning without pain. This is a very good thing even though I gotta be careful about not overdoing. My ankles are both doing better and I've worked slowly to strengthen them... It took a lot longer to work out because part of the treatment for PF is staying off ones feet!