Friday, March 31, 2006

4 Things (You're Dying to Know About Me)

Got this as an email...I love these, as much as I love tv and food and all lists. I am tagging everyone who reads this...all four of you. You know who you are.

Four jobs I have had in my life:
BP (gas station)
Barista (coffee)
Day Care
Krohn Conservatory (odd jobs)
Four movies I would watch over and over:
Zoolander
Blade (closely tied with Underworld)
Dogma
Where the Heart Is
Four places I have lived:
Kansas City, MO
North Carolina (Greensboro)
Dayton, Ohio (just for a minute-don't judge me!)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Four TV shows I love to watch:
Medium
Lost
Desperate Housewives
Grey's Anatomy
Four places I have been on vacation:
Outer Banks
West Palm Beach (ick, BTW)
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Hawaii
Four websites I visit daily:
Lately, Ebay to check my sales (anyone want a $1700 tv?)
Regular, People Blogs (more than 4)
Cute Overload (.com)
The Daily Mumps (dailymumps.com)
Four Favorite foods:
Spanish Chicken (tomato paste, beer, green olives and chicken)
Macadamia Brickle Haagen Daaz
Steamed Veggies (nearly anything)
Cold Cereal and milk
Four places I would rather be right now:
At the salon
Hawaii with Jt
California (seeing nephew I haven't met yet!)
Smith Mt. Lake (with the Lesters)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Big Love

I am typically not all that interested in polygamy and whether or not it should be legal. I don't like that it seems to foster oppression of women and I really don't like that it frequently involves very young "women". I can't, however, come up with a good reason for it being illegal. My family, my choice. I believe homosexuals should have every right to marriage and family as well. Some people believe these are completely seperate issues but they both come down to adults having the legal right to love other consenting adults in whatever way they choose. There is an article by William Saletan over at Slate that tries to distinguish between the two. Here are some interesting snippets:


My friend Charles Krauthammer makes the argument succinctly in the Washington Post. "Traditional marriage is defined as the union of (1) two people of (2) opposite gender," he observes. "If, as advocates of gay marriage insist, the gender requirement is nothing but prejudice, exclusion and an arbitrary denial of one's autonomous choices," then "on what grounds do they insist upon the traditional, arbitrary and exclusionary number of two?"Here's the answer. The number isn't two. It's one. You commit to one person, and that person commits wholly to you. Second, the number isn't arbitrary. It's based on human nature. Specifically, on jealousy.

Some people say the Bible sanctions polygamy. "Abraham, David, Jacob and Solomon were all favored by God and were all polygamists," argues law professor Jonathan Turley. Favored? Look what polygamy did for them. Sarah told Abraham to sleep with her servant. When the servant got pregnant and came to despise Sarah, Sarah kicked her out. Rachel and Leah fought over Jacob, who ended up stripping his eldest son of his birthright for sleeping with Jacob's concubine. David got rid of Bathsheba's husband by ordering troops to betray him in battle. Promiscuity had the first word, but jealousy always had the last.


I do like that last sentence and I guess the article makes its point that someone can support one without supporting the other. The problem I see is that he refers to human nature (specifically jealousy) when that's one of the arguments people use against homosexual marriage as well. It is in our nature to hook up with the opposite sex for procreation. Of course, homosexuals often still have the desire to procreate so are they really going "against nature"?
These are my unchecked, early thoughts...feel free to respond.

Monday, March 27, 2006

My Place in This World

Here's a fun quiz that suggests places you should live based on your answers. Try it out and let me know what they say!
P.S. It only includes America

Sunday, March 26, 2006

*WARNING* Too Much Information!!

Okay, so Friday I had a friend come over. She has a one year old son and another just about to pop out. Neither of us really liked each other until she joined my Bible Study group. Plus we have never hung out before so I was a little nervous. She hadn't been here long when Isaiah disappeared into my room. He came out dragging something behind him. I didn't even notice until his mom said, "Isaiah, what do you have now?"
Wanna know what it was? I bet you can guess...

Friday, March 17, 2006

Maybe It's the Uniform

I'm sure you all have heard about the Phelpasites picketing soldiers' funerals. What I only heard about today, though, is the 5,000 strong Patriot Guard. They come to the funerals and stand between attendees and lunatics forming a kind of shield.
These things get me every time. When my grandfather died a few years ago, he did not rank high enough for a live bugler (hardly anyone does, they send a guy with a tape deck). A close friend of the family is a marine so he got some of his guys together. As we pulled up to the graveside at Quantico there were five guys in formal uniform saluting and a live bugler about 50 yards away. One of the most moving things I've ever experienced.
Here's the article on the Patriot Guard.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Better Than Your Porn Name

This is way cooler than a name generator...create a South Park you!

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ps- New links to the right