Posted on 26 December 2012 | Comments Off
We did not have a white Christmas but this morning when I woke up I noticed that there are snow flurries in the air. I wonder if it is going to snow all day? I don’t have to go anywhere, so I’m not worried about the roads being slick or treacherous for my own sake, but I don’t want any of my family or friends to have to deal with bad roads if they are out driving today.
Posted on 24 December 2012 | Comments Off
All my shopping is finished, so I don’t have to worry about buying any more gifts for this Christmas. But we are trying to merge two families into one since my mother just remarried, so our Christmas traditions are evolving. My mom likes a real tree, she likes the family to come to her house on Christmas day, and she likes to have a bug turkey dinner with all the traditional side dishes.
But evidently my new step father – that does sound weird, doesn’t it? someone my age with a new step father? – has totally different things in mind. He does not like a real tree – he says the fire risk is too great and he does not like the way the needles drop off the tree and get stuck in the berber carpet, so he wants a big fake tree with lights already strung on it. He wants to have family over on Christmas Eve and also on Christmas Day, and thinks we should alternate days depending upon which side of the family we are on. And he does not like turkey dinners – he wants ham.
This will be interesting because the family is large and with everyone married we have to accommodate in-laws and extended family members, not just my mother and whatever plans they come up with. It doesn’t matter too much to me – I’m still flexible, but I think that other family members who have small children should make their kids a priority in their Christmas plans.
Posted on 19 December 2012 | Comments Off
There is nothing worth a shit on TV this month. I am sick of all these cartoon Christmas shows that are the same shows year after year. I don’t have any little kids and I frankly do not want to watch them any more. I want to watch adult shows and the regular drama series and comedies. I hate the way everyone blares Christmas music and shows Christmas specials for weeks and weeks.
I’m going to drive down to the drug store and take a look at what Redbox has got available. I can rent a movie every night this week and spend less than $10. If it wasn’t such a hassle to deal with the cable company I could just shut off my cable for the month of December and just rent movies so I have something good to watch at night.
Posted on 14 November 2012 | Comments Off
My furniture is getting pretty worn out and I’m a little pissed off about it. I am going to have to shop for new furniture so I have something decent in the living for all my family to sit on when they come to visit. This is not the time of year to be spending extra money on shit you don’t need for the holidays, but I have reluctantly admitting that I do need this for the holidays. That sucks.
I bought the couch and loveseat from a custom sofa store in Green Hills about 6 years ago. I expected this high dollar furniture to last a minimum of 10 years. I have taken great care of it and cleaned it regularly. But there are part that are frayed and now threadbare. And, of course, the store where I bought it has gone out of business and there is no one to complain to.
There are not that many furniture stores around here and the inexpensive stores are selling crap. I am long past the days of buying furniture in a box that you have to put together yourself after you get it home. I want good quality furniture that is delivered in a big van by big guys with hand trucks.
Posted on 19 October 2012 | 1 response
I have watched all the Presidential debates so far this year some on television other live via Yahoo and I plan on watching the last one coming soon and its sad to me that there are not more sexual topics being discussed on the debates. After all, there are plenty of sex laws on the books and possibly more to be listed as time goes on so why no discussions on these issues. Not once was gay marriage even brought up. Not once were any sexual topics discussed other than abortion and contraception which were mildly talked about by both vice Presidential candidates.
In the year 2012 we should not be talking about issues that were solved decades ago like Roe v. Wade or ability for women to have the same access to birth control and contraception that men have or equal pay for women, as these should be givens by now! Instead we should be talking about the issues that are here today and will be here in the future and finding out where there stances are on them. Sex and politics should never be taboo or shied away from and I hope in this last debate more topics of a sexual nature will be brought up, it may make them blush but questions need to be asked.