Friday, June 27, 2008

How come no one told me, that all throughout history, the loneliest people are the ones who spoke the truth?

I don't believe:

that "I Kissed a Girl" should be the number one song on iTunes. For many reasons.

that all that matters is that God loves you. I think that is important, crucial -- defining -- even, but I don't think God thinks that's all that matters either.

that gentlemen always prefer blonds.

that expecting people to try is expecting too much. I don't expect perfection, at all. I just expect people to sincerely try.

that "tolerance" is always a virtue. Sometimes there are things you have to stand up for.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I am powerful.

I like this video.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings

I like that my house is within walking distance of the grocery store, a RiteAid, the video store, several restaurants, a little shopping center with random goods, and church. When I can, I try to walk to these places. I realize that "can" is a VERY subjective term. For instance: do sub-zero temperatures mean I "can't"? In the past, I haven't walked to church when it's freezing. I'll give you that.

But with gas prices going up, growing concern about the condition of the environment, and my ever-increasing age (and therefore a greater need to work at being healthy), I like to do what I can to help -- myself and the world around me. I use cloth bags at the grocery store, and if I need more bags than I brought, I encourage the baggers to use as few as possible. (My loaf of bread really doesn't need a bag all to itself.)

So I was a little surprised the other day to be told I'm a hypocrite because I wanted to walk to the video store when I drive to work every day. What? If I didn't own a car, I could say something about trying to help the environment? If I walked everywhere, I could say something? How is doing a little bit to help -- and for good reasons, too -- being a hypocrite? I care about the environment enough to cut back on driving. Simple as that. I'm not a granola, or uber-green person, but seriously. Hypocrite?

When I asked about this hastily assigned label, I was told I was "dwelling on it." Well, how's this for "dwelling?" This is MUCH more like dwelling.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hop-sha. Hop-sha. Quick like a bunny.

A friend posted about this on her blog a long time ago. I figured it was about time I try it out.

78 words

Although, in light of my post yeterday, this should probably say, "You can try if you click here."

Monday, June 9, 2008

No touchy.

Shouldn't it say: "A name not obscure for unbad painting"?

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Pretty mountains.

(Sorry that it's half-covered by steering wheel. Also, sorry that this picture doesn't really capture how pretty it was that day -- that's why I shouldn't take photos while driving. I'm not skilled that way, apparently. And, really, I'm ok with that.)