Saturday, November 29, 2008

On the first day of Christmas...

The fact that a Walmart worker was trampled TO DEATH by people rushing to shop on black Friday makes me absolutely nauseous.

It makes me want to boycott Christmas. I had already boycotted store bought gifts this year and plan to give things I've made myself. This just solidifies my choice.

I'm not naive. I know Christmas is a capitalistic holiday but I didn't realize just how much the 12 days of Christmas are about the 7 deadly sins. The greed, gluttony, wrath, envy, pride, lust (originally defined as extravagance), and even sloth (indifference) exemplified by this incident is too much to even comprehend.

Happily, each of the seven deadly sins has an opposite virtue. I'd like to bring more of them into my holiday season. They are chastity*, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility. I'm going to start by not shopping, or when I do (for things I need like food), also buying something to give to those less fortunate (such as food for a food pantry).

Happy holidays.

*Ok, maybe not chastity.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Slacker continued

Between the fact that I don't sit at a computer all day anymore and when I do I'm updating my FaceBook status and occasionally writing posts on a professional website/blog I created for my clients I never get around to hanging out here on this here blog. Also, my life nowadays is pretty boring. I've gone through my divorce and subsequent dating frenzy and ended up on the other side as a homebody. I don't have a lot to write about at the moment.

I'm not giving up on Big Girl Underoos though. Maybe my 2009 resolutions will include a resurgence of posting.

We shall see.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Morning After

Anybody else having a democracy hangover?

Luckily, mine comes with a positive result. I'd hate to be a Republican today. Nothing goes with a hangover quite like a side of disappointment.

Monday, November 03, 2008



Just wanted to remind you.