Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shameless pluggery

Camille is giving stuff away! I love free stuff! I love telling people about free stuff in order to increase my chances of obtaining said merchandise! I love looking at pretty things that I will never actually make because I lack sewing skills, sewing machinery, and--above all--patience! I love exclamation points!

Monday, November 10, 2008

on temper tantrums

Here's a great quote from CNN today:

"Our intent is not to disturb churchgoers," organizer [of the protest at the Oakland temple] Tim DeBenedictis said in a statement. "Our goal is to mend fences and build bridges so that all Californians can achieve marriage equality under the law."

This, of course, is hilarious, because people who are attempting to mend fences and build bridges generally find it helpful to not show up with hateful signs and to not yell angry slogans over and over. Oh, and vandalism is also not helpful to the cause. People getting arrested for disturbing the peace makes it pretty clear what your purpose was.

The protests are about disappointed people wanting to make their disappointment known. It's the collective temper tantrum of a bunch of people who didn't get their way. They seem to think that they're being denied an inalienable right. No. They're being denied licensure by the state. The government legally recognizes people as "married" in order to provide benefits to those whose behavior is deemed beneficial to society. Society needs babies to be born so it can continue to be society. That's why there are financial benefits for marriage. To legalize gay marriage is to extend these benefits to two people because they are "in love." The concept of marriage in question isn't about love, it's about products.

And no, not every traditional marriage is healthy, and not every couple has kids, or can have them. But the government can't sort out those who can't or won't have kids from those who just don't have them yet, so the benefit goes to all marrieds. Because the government wants us to have babies in order for there to be someone to perpetuate the society.

Of course, for those who are in favor of negative population growth and think we should let ourselves die out, then I guess traditional marriage isn't desireable. Those are the kinds of people who get sterilized, and I say, thanks! That leaves more space and resources for me and my family.

Also, angry anti-Prop 8 people make life miserable at work, and that's just mean.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

deaths happen in threes

Bad, bad news. I have discovered a THIRD radio station that must be dead to me for the next several weeks. That's right, the smooth jazz station is playing all Christmas music, too. Sigh.

Friday, November 7, 2008

It may be snowing, but that don't mean it's Christmas

There are two--count them, TWO--radio stations that started playing all Christmas music on November 1. Okay first of all, that is waaaaay too early. There are not enough Christmas songs for eight weeks of music, let alone good Christmas songs.

And what city needs two stations playing Christmas music? Why? So if you don't like the Jackson 5's version of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" you can find John "Cougar" Mellencamp's?

I'm not going to lie to you. I don't like most Christmas music. I also don't like most Christmas decorations, movies, weather, or color schemes. I'd much prefer Hannukkah's eight days. There's no two months of lead-up, no ugly colors, very few themed songs, some fun little games, some candles and you're on your way.

I can handle Christmas, but I refuse to let it start before December 1, and preferably the 15th.

Also, snow is icky and I miss the sun.