Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Contradictions in terms

I am home early today because I felt sick, and I'm watching The Doctors.

There is a woman on talking about how embarrassed she is to buy condoms. She brought a camera with her to the store to show how she puts the box in her basket underneath other items, and sometimes dons a disguise (with demo).

Then she went to the show to talk about how horribly embarrassed she feels if people know she buys condoms.

On national television. :{

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The history of this blog's name

The term "hot mess" ( was popularized on one of my favorite shows, Project Runway. It means a person is a real mess, or a combination of hot and a mess at the same time--a contradiction.

I can't think of a more apt term for the edgy, odd posts in this blog.

I happen to love hot fudge sundaes, so "hot mess sundae" is kind of tribute to the ultimate hot mess. 8)

I've decided to become a conservative

Yep, you read that correctly. I'm defecting!

I do not believe in government interfering with people's personal lives, when those things do not impinge on others' rights.

I do not believe government should be meddling in people's private bedroom activities--not in who they can marry nor what consenting adults can do with each other.

The government should not be telling consenting adults who can put which body part into which orifice, and whether or not they can wear wedding rings while doing it.

The government should not be meddling in women's wombs either. No one loves abortions, but it shouldn't be a bureaucrat's decision whether or not a pregnancy is terminated.

I'm conservative about the separation of church and state too. The state shouldn't be involved in and funding people's practice of religion (to the extent that religion doesn't harm others, of course). That should be something private citizen's do without governmental meddling or sanction.

I'm conservative about funding people's hobbies--religious activities and sports teams that are not part of a public school curriculum.

I'm conservative about forcing taxpayers to bear the burden of property taxes not paid by religious organizations.

That makes me a conservative, right? ;)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Avoid Halloween haunted houses because they’re too demonic? Take the children to a Revelation walk. Less demon possession, more gore and violence

I’ve just learned that some fundie Xians are conducting alternatives to haunted houses at Halloween time in the form of a walk-through version of the Book of Revelation.

Frankly I’m not sure what the objection is to Halloween in the first place.  It’s just our way of coping with inevitable death.  Seeing a skeleton or ghost makes light of the reality of death.  If a person doesn’t want to dress their children as witches or devils, fine, but no Halloween at all seems a bit stuffy and extreme to me.  Whatever.

Making an even scarier alternative to haunted houses doesn’t make much sense.  The purpose of a haunted house is to make light of death.  Are we making light of Revelation now?  I mean, of course I always am (snicker snicker) but the fundies−is that the purpose of this thing?

Revelation is full of violence, revenge, supernatural, and mythical creatures.  How is that better than collecting candy dressed as Batgirl?

A whole lot of crazy goin’ on there.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Origami Creche

For all your folded paper deity needs.