Single For The Holidays?

It’s the holidays again, and of course I’m missing The Boyfriend like crazypants. Granted, I always miss him what with him living on the coast and me being smack dab in the middle of the country, but around this time of year when fall’s heading into overtime and the prospect of Thanksgiving, Samhain and Solstice without him is looming I realize how much I depend on his presence, even if it’s only via phonecalls or emails.

I know more than a few people aren’t as lucky, I’ve found the man for me and so many will be going through the motions of the holidays without those calls, cards, emails and general closeness from afar that I’ll be privilaged with. And yes, we all know that nobody wants to try services like eharmony that charge you an arm and a leg for something that shouldn’t cost a dime. Seriously, why go with one of those expensive matchmaking sites when you can search for free over at True.com? I mean, some of the features they’ve got like coaching center? Safer dating tips? That’s genius, I’m here to tell you. Plus, did I mention how free it is? It’s FREE, right here in River City! With a capital F and that rhymes with … I don’t think anything rhymes with F, and that stands for FREE, lol.

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Footlight Parade – Love it, Sorta.

One of the greatest films ever shown, has everyone and everything in it, including Jimmy Cagney. The movie is FOOTLIGHT PARADE, one of my all-time favorite movies. In fact, it’s such a favorite that I know most of it by heart – though I just rented the DVD and found out how much they really cut out of this film.

Apparently you can’t show blantant racism in the form of the ever popular “Blackface Number” on television anymore, which is a shame because we could all use a little retardation in our lives, lol. SO many films during the War were like this, one of the most infamous being Holiday Inn. I realize they weren’t meant that way, people thought it was witty and progressive. Charming, even. That’s some crazy crap, dude, Holiday Inn is seen as some big family film! I wonder what AAAABRAHAM would say about this?

 

Both Hands and a Flashlight, Anyone?

Okay, I find it insane how many established, respectable and professional film critics have reviewed Eagle Eye without having seen it. Usually they get a screener, but it seems like nobody on earth knows what this film is about, and I’ve read all sorts of weird things in reviews that make absolutely no sense – you would have had to have skipped the film to believe them.

Such as, you ask? Well, first of all Rachel’s not Jerry’s mom, so at least 2 critics are wrong. Also, Eagle Eye is *not* about vampires – wtf. That’s Twilight, people. Plus Shia LaBeouf’s character Jerry Shaw? *NOT* a teenager. What kicks my ass about this is that the reviewers in question have given Eagle Eye bad reviews and they’ve obviously never seen the film. TFU!

For Better Hallway Vision

Okay, I’m really, really tired of getting horrible migraines just from doing my job. I’ve got to stare at this computer screen for hours and hours on end, and it’s killing my head. My issue, I think, and what is giving me these horrible headaches is that my eyes are bad and I haven’t been able to buy a new pair ofeyeglasses, or even get my eyes checked for over 12 years because I’m poor, to be honest, and I can’t afford things that a lot of people take for granted.

My best bet is to try ZenniOptical.com, I’m dead set on trying them out because you can get a pair of perscription glasses with stylish frames for as low as $8 per pair, plus they have a wide variety of lenses from single vision to tinted, progressive to bifocal and a lot more and they offer them at these rock bottom prices because they don’t spend all their money in advertising and they sell directly to you, no middle man. Find out what people are saying about them HERE. They can afford to offer such low prices because they manufacture their own frames instead of outsourcing to another company for that. It’s definately worth a look if, like me, you’re flat broke all the time!

Halloween Costumes

So, Jon and Don have maybe the best costumes this year that they’ve ever had – and I’m jealous! They’re double dating with their wives as Hank and Dean Venture from the Venture Brothers cartoon on Adult Swim. I so want something other than Sadako for my costume this year, but fat chance.

I’m so tired of living out in the boonies, where you can’t find a 7-11 or any Halloween Costume Stores to save your life – in fact, the closest mall is something like 140 miles away. It’s pretty much impossible to get a decent, quality Halloween costume which royally sucks because Halloween’s one of my favorite holidays.

I sort of want to try that link out, though, because until October 10, 2008 you get free shipping if you spend $60 or more at their store, plus if your costume’s wrong, doesn’t fit or you changed your mind they have a quick and easy returns policy.

I think I’m gonna go the cheap way this year and go as Sadako again, because I already have a white dress and black wig, but if I ever have the cash to buy a costume online then that’s definately where I’m going first!

A Hole In The World

I can’t believe I’m going to say this, in fact I may even deny it later because it’s horrifying to me, but I firmly and totally believe that Lindsay Lohan is right.

I was over at Lindsay Daily, trying to find the admin’s email, when I read THIS. I can’t believe it, Lindsay sounds so… level headed, lol. Now, I’m not a big fan of Lindsay – in fact, I don’t really pay much attention to her (she’s pretty, but there ain’t a lot to her, imo) but when someone’s right, you say so, even if you’d like to see them dropped into that hole full of coffins from Angel. Yes, I am a nerd.

It was some of the responses on the blog that caught me off guard, and here;s my two cents about the whole thing as commented on the post:

Uh, I’m sorry, I don’t remember the act of deluded Christian sin being something enforceable by a democratic government as an actual crime. If it were, it would be against the law to lie, talk back to your mother and wish you had your neighbor’s car. Granted, I generally don’t comment on fansites but this caught my eye and when I read through it I found myself agreeing with a lot of what Lindsay had to say.

Just because it’s in the bible, -and yes I know this is an unpopular opinion- doesn’t mean it’s right, either. This is the same book that was used to condemn ‘witches’, to justify black slavery, to steal land and kill off natives and even to condemn the Jews ( oh yeah, look it up ).

The bible is 2000 years old, even with the best intentions it was written before democracy, before women’s lib, when slavery was A-OK and women/children were the property of men. Just the notion that we can take anything more than implied wisdom from this book is ridiculous, but to each his own, the only issue I’ve got with it is that it’s used to force other people into a state of second class citizenship by taking away their rights, including the right to love, be with and marry whoever you choose. You can’t believe in true love and believe every word of the bible at the same time – it’s just not possible unless you’re really deluded. I’m in no way against the bible, I just think people should start using their noggins. If you believe in God, and believe your God is a loving deity, then judge not, dudes, he said it for a reason. See? He knew we couldn’t be trusted, lol.

To be honest, I don’t really follow Lindsay’s career or life, etc., but I have heard that she’s come out about dating a woman, and I think her fans if no one else should be supportive of her. Oh, and I agree with the statements about Palin – that woman scares the bejeesus out of me.

Honestly, shouldn’t this be common sense by now? I can’t be a ‘maverick’, here.

Let Dragon Work For You

Holy Loki, son of Odin, this is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long, long time! I’ve got issues reading because of my eyes, so I have a software that reads text files to me and because of that I’m familiar with reading software but I’ve never heard of a software that will actually type for you – until now! I can’t wait to be able to try out Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Preferred or Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Standardbecause with my arthritis being as bad as it is, I’d love to be able to say what I need to say and get my blog onto the page without having to kill my hands to do it. Basically, with Dragon all I’d have to do is talk – how cool is that?

If you have a minute and want to see for yourself, you can either check out the NY Times Review of DNS10 and find out what NY Times had to say about Dragon, or you can poke around in this blog post and check out my lovlies, aka the videos embedded here to help you out. Hopefully it will better illustrate what Dragon does, and how it can help you with your typing and blogging.

Personally, I’m excited over the concept of being able to type at up to 150 words per minute without errors and without hurting my hands and wrists and getting tired over something that should be simple and enjoyable, like blogging. In fact my joints were screwed up as bad as they are now by my constant typing over the course of 15 years, so this would be perfect for me!

Going Non Verbal

You know, I’ve seen other people try and give eachother a ‘look’ to hook a potential date, something sultry and sexy or perky and creepy, and I’ve found that the best way to get yourself some Victory Hair is to be in your own little world. Seriously, you’d be surprised how many times I’ve been hit on just doing my own thing, not even realizing that the guy or girl was around. I don’t know if it’s because I looked easy to confuse (lol) or because confidence is sexy, or because the women in my family are cursed with enormous juggs, but somehow I’ve never really had to be the one to initiate.

So, I’m no queen of the pick up line, and while I’ll never be the champ of the outrageously fun Ultimate Flirting Championship
Extreme Style by VO5 (seriously, you need to go play that game – make time, I’ll wait.), I’ve had my share of what can only politely be called romance, lol. Which is a feat in itself because, honestly, I’m not particularly good looking – or, you know, good looking at all – but I suppose there’s no accounting for taste? I guess there are more breast men in the world than I’d thought, lol.

The Misadventures of Flapmouse

So, mouse in the house. This is the issue I’ve got with living so close to a barn, we’ve never had mouse issues until we moved out here and now they’re friggin’ everywhere.

So, now I’ve got to go through the tried and true mouse catcher dance of glue traps and reeses peanut butter cups to get ahold of the bastard and get him out of the house. He’s so damn cute, and not stealthy at all, lol. He’s making a racket ever since he moved in this morning, and we keep seeing him because he doesn’t seem to realize that he should be afraid of people, lol. Just adorable, but he’s gotta go dude.

Parenting Tips

I don’t know how I managed to do it, but I got into a mini argument today about weither or not you should give your life up for your children. Now, while I’m all for being their for your kids and loving them, trying to raise them right, is it just me or will you resent your kids if you give up your life for them?

Let’s pretend you have the means to stay home, have no life or friends, and not work at all for a minute. This constitutes spoiling your kids and I can’t get behind that. Plus if you do end up resenting your kids, who have you helped? Not the kids, that’s for damn sure, and not your relationship with them, either. You could also easily throw away your home, marraige, self esteem and sanity doing this, it just doesn’t make any sense. Things like this have to be balanced, that’s all there is to it.

The person who told me about this said that it was idealism, and while I think to a point that’s true, I also think that maybe not having kids herself may be on the road to making her idealism unrealistic to an extreme. But I suppose we’re all guilty of that, and I do get where she’s going with the point – you should love and never neglect your children, but you do have to provide for them and for yourself, because you’re a person, too. If you’re not a happy mom, you won’t have happy kids.