Showing posts from March, 2012

If I had a dollar for every time ....

I tell my kids "please stop it"...which after about the 5th time becomes more of a growl of "stop it I said"...well I would be rich.  You know before I had children I was quite the opinionated gal on what type of parent I would be...HA!!! along came 2 amazing boys and with each one my ability to constantly re-evaluate and evolve my parenting style.  

I have become that mother that has yelled in public, I have given my kids donuts pretty much every Sunday when we go to the supermarket so that they make the trip as enjoyable and fast as possible, they have asked for and had breakfast for dinner, slept in their clothes and I have even, head hung in shame, added sprinkles to veggies to get them to eat it.  I love my boys but find myself wishing they were not so loud on many a weekend day when my thoughts drift not to the Mt Everest pile of laundry that I am doing, which I believe is doubling as I walk away since it never seems to end, but to spending some time reading, …

50 Shades of Grey...insert smile

Feel the fire, feel my love inside you it's so right 
There's the sound and the smell of love in my mind 
I'm a toy, come and play with me, say the word now 
Wrap your legs around mine and ride me tonight 
I'm a man, I'm a goddess  ....Berlin.."Sex I'm A"

The buzz is really astounding, when most articles written about books is how the industry is struggling to keep up with print, this book is selling out.  Of course I am talking about "50 Shades of Grey".  I hear about it on the news, on TV and yes among almost every woman's gathering I go to.  I downloaded it ...did not know it was a trilogy...also did not realize it was over 400 pages long...and I could not finish it.  I know I am so the minority here but I thought the writing was poor and the story well not my thing and besides the writing distracted me from what should have been the hot parts.  If I am going to read something that is sexy and it is not going to be well written please keep…

Voyeur and Flasher

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” 
― Benjamin Franklin

Funny thing this blogging and social networking world we now live in.  I remember many stories in books and movies whose main plot is the finding of a novel, a journal, a letter that then leads us down the path of a life, love, combination so different that what we thought we knew of the main character.  Think Bridges Of Madison County....ok so it's not a literary prize winner but still among one of the books and movies I enjoyed a lot.  The romance in that story is sentimental and touching but the discovery of this "other" life that this woman led even for a short while...that is what I think appeals to so many of us.  The idea that we are not only what our routines show us to be.

However, the game changer is the digital age.  I mean blogging is a little like journal writing, with editing, and aspirations for the writer ; some are accomplished, published, well known figures but most bloggers are peop…

Slut, whore and other ridiculous names

 “The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.”
-Elizabeth Taylor

If anything has made me cringe with disgust and fear from the far right it has been their consistent attack on women and the reaction they get from me angers me even more...because it makes me want to break out the duct tape, cover their mouths and say "shut the F up".  That makes me angry because while that is what I am feeling what I am thinking is that they have a right to their speak of their views openly.  For this internal struggle I dislike them even more.

The rhetoric against women has become universal.  I will not say it is the right of a religious group to mandate the covering of women, to make women feel that uncovered they are somehow less worthy of their beliefs in a higher power.  I will not agree that religious institutions (who are tax exempt for the most part) get ANY say in how federal tax dollars are…