Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Can't Burqa This

One of the blogs I read periodically is written by the ever-cool RicΓ« Freeman-Zachery. Today's treat is a video by 90-year-old Ilona Royce Smithkin. Here is a fascinating woman doing things her way.

This makes me think of those ban the burqa debates I have been watching on YouTube (along with the videos of the atheist hotties). I won't state my opinion on this debate in this post. I do have opinions. They have wavered. They have been been becoming more concrete. This video helps to solidify my beliefs further.



I will strive to become more like her as I age, and believe in the rights of all women to do the same.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Another (not so) Little Girl Crush

Christopher Hitchens, Atheist (or anti-theist) Hottie

Here is an addition to the list of crushes I've developed on a handful of British atheists. The engaging, contrary, and extremely well-evolved Christoper Hitchens.

I still love a man with a big brain.

I'm looking forward to my coffee break, when I can visit YouTube and hear him "share" his opinions (quite often known as facts).

His Letters to a Young Contrarian is on its way to my mailbox now. I'm not so young, but I could stand to be a bit more contrarian. I'll let you know how that works out.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Housewife Returns

Bet you thought I'd been smote since I wrote that last post.

I've been hanging out with visiting family members. In-laws, nieces, sister, etc. I've cleaned my home several times (hence the housewife returns), and whipped the tops off of containers of processed foods for use appetizers (the anti-housewife part). I've scraped up hairballs and gathered spiderwebs. I've made beds and unmade beds and made beds again.

Today, I'm enjoying my brand spanking new washing machine. Wheeeee! The last one refused to run at all on one cycle, didn't drain on another, and smelled like potential fire on the one cycle that worked. The housewife is happy today.

I've also been on YouTube watching more videos.

And yes, I've also eaten lots of bonbons.

I've just been waaaaaayyyyy too busy to blog.

So far, I have not watched those daytime stories on television.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

(Not So) Little Girl Crush

Richard Dawkins, Atheist Hottie

Recently, I've developed crushes on a handful of British atheists, one of which is Richard Dawkins.

I love a man with a big brain.

Now, I'm off to YouTube to hear him talk about evolution. This is my idea of loads of fun.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Heath Care Plan (Not)

Hubby comments after going to the first available convenience store after returning to the U.S.

"I know I'm back in the United States when I see a collection jar on the counter with donations going to a woman without healthcare coverage who needs treatment for ovarian cancer."

Monday, August 2, 2010

Side of the Road Sighting

He was scary-looking. He was far from clean. If I had been walking, I would have changed over to the other side of the street. Bad enough. Then I read his clothing.

His black T-shirt was emblazoned with white letters, large enough to read from a comfortable(?) distance.

I F*CK DEAD PEOPLE (the asterisk is inserted by me).

He was mighty close to the street.

Perhaps I should have quickly slapped on a bumper sticker that read:

I RUN THE F*CK OVER PEOPLE I BELIEVE HAVE RECENTLY KILLED OR RAPED OR MUTILATED A LIVING THING. I ALSO RUN THE F*CK OVER PEOPLE I HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE ARE ON THEIR WAY TO KILL OR RAPE OR MUTILATE A LIVING THING.

Perhaps he picked this shirt out of a garbage bin. Could be that he cannot afford to purchase clothing. If I had nothing, and could not speak or read the English language, I still would be quite reluctant to wear this. If this were the case, wouldn't a sane person turn the shirt inside out so no one could read it?

Perhaps next time I will swerve and take out a nasty t-shirt wearing perv to save the life of an innocent person or people.