Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Just Wondering

Last night we watched a show on exorcists on the National Geographic Channel. The ol' National Geographic crew is really branching out. A typical show from the National Geographic people would be something about orangutans or the destruction of tornados. Now they've moved on to demons.

One thing the show mentioned was that before mental illnesses were understood, people were often exorcised when symptoms show now that they were actually suffering a mental illness. One common thing thought to be demon possession was Tourette's syndrome.

You know, Tourette's, where the person has ticks that look like outbursts. The most common tick people think of is swearing. Other likely ticks are needing to clear the throat, bug out eyes, jump, or anything really.

I was wondering about the swearing tick. If someone has a swearing tick but they're too young to have really learned any profane language, do you think they say things like dum-dum head and purple hair?

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Smelling Like a Janitor's Closet

After my shower I got the whim to wash the bathtub/shower. I still had the towel wrapped around my hair and was only wearing my bra, furiously scrubbing away at soap scum. Quite the scene, huh?

Now my hands smell like the bleach in the cleaner. A few years ago our family stayed overnight at a Holiday Inn with some friends of ours. The Holiday Inn has a lot of indoor pools and hot tubs. For years afterwards anytime I smelled bleach the chlorine reminded of our fun stay at the hotel with our friends.

I hope my brain won't decide to remind me of cleaning the bathtub/shower when I smell bleach. I much prefer the fun memories of the hotel with our friends.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Library Bathroom

For people who like to read when they, um, do their business, do you think the library's bathroom is their favorite bathroom of all?

Monday, January 10, 2005

Saved!

Hubby and I watched the dark comedy Saved! this morning. The whole idea behind the movie is that being Christian alone doesn't automatically make you a good person, and that you can be a good person if you aren't a zealot Jesus fan.

So of course, I loved this movie. I hate when people profess themselves to be good, heaven-bound Christians, but bend the rules to follow their wants. You know those people, the ones who follow the easy rules and ignore/alter the ones that are a little hard or uncomfortable.

There is a scene where one PZ (previous zealot) girl is confronted by her zealot friends. The leader of the zealots get angry at the PZ girl and throws a bible at her. PZ girl responds to the Zealot Leader with, "This isn't a weapon."

What a wonderful proclamation! How many people use what they find in (read how they interpret) the bible as weaponry on those who are different? The bible isn't a weapon - I love that.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Talk, Talk, Talk...

Proven yet again: I talk too much sober. I talk way too much (and too loud) when I drink.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Another Thought on Hot Chocolate

Adding mini-chocolate chips to your hot chocolate doesn't necessarily make it chocolatier. Turns out they just fall to the bottom and melt there, into that little chocolate mud on the bottom. Better keep that spoon handy.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Great Googly Moogly

Wildest Christmas Present:

Gift certificate to go sky-diving

!!!