October 16, 2007

I'm not weird

Apparently Ms. Mamma thinks I'm weird so I have fill out this survey. Here goes...

1. What kind of SOAP is in your bathtub right now? Irish Spring I think... It's whatever mommy buys.

2. Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? Nope

3. What would you change about your living room? Make it so we can see the floor.

4. Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? Nope.

5. What is in your fridge? A lot... The refrigerator is in the other room and I'm not close to ambitious enough to go check and write it down. Therefore I will simply say... ketchup.

6. White or wheat bread? Both usually

7. What is on top of your refrigerator? Lots of dust and I believe an old bowl of plastic fruit... with dust on top of it.

8. What color or design is on your shower curtain? It's dark green

9. How many plants are in your home? None

10. Is your bed made right now? Ha

11. Comet or Soft Scrub? I think we use Comet

12. Is your closet organized? No

13. Can you describe your flashlight? We've got too many... one of them has a regular bulb, and a white and red LED that you can switch between

14. Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home? Plastic

15. Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now? Nope, we're not iced tea drinkers

16. If you have a garage, is it cluttered? It contains a backyard wrestling ring, lawnmowers, corpses, tools, cars, etc.
17. Curtains or blinds? curtains, most particularly these tan fuckers from the 70s

18. How many pillows do you sleep with? 1 usually, sometimes two

19. Do you sleep with any lights on at night? Not intentionally but the lights from the cable modem, router and sound system never go off so there's a constant sickening electronic glow

20. How often do you vacuum? Not enough

21. Standard toothbrush or electric? Electric... I've heard those vibrating brush handles can be used for certain activities. Not that I'd know anything about that. *cough*

22. What color is your toothbrush? White and turbocharged like Heidi said

23. Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch? nope

24. What is in your oven right now? pots and pans

25. Is there anything under your bed? yep, lube, a box of various t-shirts that I want to keep for nostalgia and whatever clothes accidentally get pushed under it

26. Chore you hate doing the most? All of them? I don't know... washing dishes is pretty fucking awful

27. What retro items are in your home? Honestly I can't think of anything that's intentionally retro

28. Do you have a separate room that you use as an office? Nope, bedroom is my room for all important computer related activities

29. How many mirrors are in your home? Two I think

30. Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home? No, we have these wild places that hold onto your money are liable if they lose it. I think they're called banks or something like that...

31. What color are your walls? white except for a small area of the kitchen that is orange (this house is sooo 70s)

32. Do you keep any kind of protection weapons in your home? From what? the roving bands of suburban teens? Its not like I need protection from anything in particular. And by the way dear, I do have condoms ;)

33. What does your home smell like right now? guinea pigginess

34. Favorite candle scent? okay there are basically no non-gay guys that have a clue how to answer this so I'm stumped

35. What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now? *shrug*

36. What color is your favorite Bible? Burning Flame orange?

37. Ever been on your roof? I think so... not sure what for though

38. Do you own a stereo? Computer with a nice speaker system

39. How many TVs do you have? Two

40. How many house phones? Two

41. Do you have a housekeeper? If we do, he or she is doing a fucking awful job.

42. What style do you decorate in? Eastern/Buddhist feel

43. Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints? it can be nice

44. Is there a smoke detector in your home? yes, I guess that's something I'm protected against

45. In case of fire, what are the items in your house which you’d grab if you only could make one quick trip? Guinea pigs and maybe computer if I could... I don't think the odds of this happening are all that high though.

Revelation 4:11: "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."

October 4, 2007

Turning my stomach

I advocate strongly for mandatory HPV vaccines for all pre-teen girls (and after the trial gets done, boys). The vaccine prevents the type of HPV that causes 80% of the cases of cervical cancer, a disease that afflicts 12,000 young women every year in the United States and kills a quarter of them. The vaccine is expensive still but is totally worth the cost.

Despite the common sense of this, conservatives have made it a mission to prevent mandatory vaccinations because they feel that it will encourage young women to become sluts. How a good little girl will turn into a raging nympho because of 3 shots isn't really clear but damned if they care if it makes any sense. Additionally, some liberals are ostensibly opposed to it because its new and they don't like big Pharma but I've got the feeling there's a little puritan fear in most of them as well. All this is brought up in an article on Slate.com in which the author makes a very good point:

"...fears about the health risks of Gardasil have obscured the hidden moral calculus of the conservative opposition to Gardasil: that in the end, it may be worth it for several thousand women to die from cervical cancer every year as collateral damage in the war against premarital teen sex. Because, of course, even if the vaccination did encourage promiscuity, it's not clear that it's OK for women to die as a result."

Reading that made my stomach turn. It states the real moral balancing act that is being performed by conservatives who oppose Gardisil.

Apparently the idea of human sacrifice isn't so foreign to Christians after all.

Matthew 5:46-48: "For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

October 3, 2007

What's on my mind...

  • My neighbor killed himself yesterday. He was in his 40s, had 3 kids, seemingly good stable job. I don't know the details but I'm just... out of it right now. I don't get it. I wasn't close to him but almost once a day he'd be outside and would wave at me as I drove by. He also signed my nomination papers and put up one of my campaign signs. It's confusing in so many ways. It makes me understand why people believe in religion because I can see how it would be comforting in these situations.
  • Speaking of religion, I watched JCTV tonight which is a station we just started getting about a month ago (along with 10 other religious channels). JCTV is a Christian music and extreme sports channel. Most of the music is metalcore even death metal. These bands are like Slayer heavy. I don't get it. Most of them say nothing about Christianity, so why are they Christian rock? All I've figured out is that Christian youth are fuckin' PISSED.
  • It's 2:03AM and I have to be up at 7. Fuck me.

2 Timothy 1:8-9: "Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began...."