Thursday, July 27, 2006

WWJD with $2.5 Million?

The "Statue of Liberation"
A Memphis church that claims a membership of 12,000 will unveil a 72-foot-tall statue during Fourth of July services.

Which do you prefer? Our very own "Touchdown Jesus" or this fine use of $2.5 MILLION?

Here's another one. Looks like a joke but certain members of my family would wear it with pride.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Especially for K

'Cause I know how you like The Big Lebowski and the F word. But really, who doesn't?
The fucking short version of The Big Lebowski

Friday, July 21, 2006

Call Me a Lemming

Oh My God, Y'all
I love MySpace.
I can't stop.
It's like crack...or flavor-ice, pick your poison
I'm talking to people...people I know but NEVER talk family members! I've even found some old friends. It's really easy to search for people you know.
If Jedd calls you this week, it's likely to be about an intervention.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Paranoia Strikes Deep in the Heartland

"Strangers are strangers whether online or in the real world"
It's something I read in an article about internet safety. It was written as a reminder to your kids that, when online, they are talking to strangers. It made me think, though, that we encounter strangers with our kids everyday...well, everyday we can get out of the house anyway! We don't think that someone we see at the grocery store or library might obsess about our children or follow us home...because we can't live that way and really, it would be ridiculous. For me, encountering people in the real world is harder because my pedophile radar is set so high. I see people around who I am relatively certain are pedophiles. But I don't leave my kids alone with anyone I don't trust. For us, that means leaving them with, well, almost no one.
My concern over who is looking at my children online is really low. You might find this odd if you know what a paranoid freak I am in "real life."
I have some friends who have recently become more concerned about who is looking at their kids. For them, and for me, what do the rest of you think?

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Hey there, thought I should do a little updating on the state of brain around here. I AM NOT BIPOLAR. At least not right now...just kidding; the lame BP jokes just never end. When the Lamictal made me flippy (did I mention midnight hallucinations of a patronus in the backyard?) We went to Zoloft. It took four weeks but damn, I mean DAMN this stuff is amazing. I don't know if I've ever felt so normal. I had to switch to taking it at night though because I was completely exhausted during the day and then couldn't sleep at night. Of course, nobody's getting much sleep lately because the little one is waking up. The other night, we had moved Elliet into our bed so we could let Kenai yell and I finally rolled over to Jedd and said, "Can't we just put her in the car?" A good ten minutes later he got up and was rummaging around. When I asked him what the hell he was doing he said, "I'm looking for my clothes, you told me to put the baby in the car!" He was serious. That, my friends, is sleep deprivation.

A few other thoughts lately...I've developed a mild obsession with Scientology. It started with this story that the Haggis linked. None of it seemed like it could possibly be real until I started looking around. If you read the story and then read Scientology's own site...the language and beliefs and all are the same. I even found this great picture of the "e-meter"

Yes, that is John Travolta.

I looked up local centers through Scientology's locator and one center happened to be between my house and Isabelle's, where I happen to go three times a week.
So, of course, I drove by. Normal house, normal neighborhood. What's that about? Anyway, I feel like I've exhausted my study of this particular cult. I really didn't realize how big and dangerous it was until I read this stuff. Makes me want to vandalize the Dianetics booth in the local mall.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Exit Toddler. Enter PreSchooler.

I have posted something for Elliet's third birthday over on the kids' site. I wanted to post it here as well but it seems too weird...I'm still trying to figure that out, how can I post about my kids over here without repeating myself. So, read it if you'd like or maybe just if you would have read it had I posted it here!