2015

2015

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Who Cares

I must be the only person on the planet who is not upset about the supposed, possible and now not happening decision by Sony not to show the movie about the assassination of a world leader.

I get all the hoopla about the first amendment, not letting terrorists win (whatever that means), blah blah blah.  I think that argument is a bunch of hooey.

I think this was all a publicity stunt.  I don't think the movie was getting the buzz that Sony wanted so they invented a controversy.  I also think it back fired on them when the threats to the movie theaters were announced.  After what has happened in a movie theaters in the past (Moscow, Colorado) I cannot imagine that anyone was surprised.

And if it was not a publicity stunt, holy cow what a ridiculous premise for a movie.  I don't think assignation is funny.  Political satire my butt.  Movies are about making money.

People are getting killed all the time and it is not exactly funny.  Threats are made to world leaders all the time and it is not funny.  People are hopping over the fence at the white house and that is not funny.  (well, maybe it is a little funny......).  Beheadings, slaughter of school children, bombs in cities, arson, riots, funerals of kids and cops; I do not believe that the situation in the world today is funny at all.  

I think Hollywood should wake the heck up.  In my opinion, it is the height of poor taste and poor planning to create a movie (comedy or not) that is about the assassination of a world leader.  I thought Hollywood in general was the all-knowing, all-tolerant, all-accepting and all-politically correct group that sees themselves like Moses leading the ill informed and uneducated American population into the promised land.

 In today's climate how stupid can you be.  What rock are you under if you are not aware that times are tenuous at best and dangerous at worst.  It shows me once again how out of touch the movie makers are.  Out of touch?  Or arrogant and self absorbed?  Show the movie, don't show the movie, be outraged, hold up a sign, who cares.  I think that is my message

Who Cares?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Every Year?

I think Christmas comes around way too quickly, requires too much work, follows Thanksgiving too closely and lingers far too long into the New Year.

It seems like I don't even get the Thanksgiving marathon of cooking, dishes and leftovers out of the way until I am working on Christmas.  Then you blink and you are having a New Year's celebration.

You can't mess with Thanksgiving or New Year's  because that would foul up the whole football season and the bowl games. 

Wouldn't it  be better to delay Christmas officially?

I really think Christmas could be put on leap year. 

It makes perfect sense.  It could still be on December 25.  The leap year has an extra day anyway.  You would have three years to shop and pay off  Christmas bills.  You would have three years to vacuum the pine needles and glitter out of the carpet.  Your kids would be good a sick of their toys.  Think how different the photos would be.  You would have three years to loose the weight you gain during the holiday season.  People would not be tempted to stick out a bad relationship just to get through the holiday season.   You would only have to put up with Christmas stuff out in the stores starting in Halloween every fourth year.  You might potentially miss a couple of ill-matched or annoying short-term relatives, you know, the ones that only last a year or two.   Even the Macy's parade could probably use the extra time.

 I like it.  When I am Queen Christmas will only happen every four years.  Like a presidential election.......look how well that is working out.


Monday, November 24, 2014

I Miss the Plastic Shopping Bags

Let me say that I am all for recycling, reusing, reducing waste and all that.  I live in an area that has decided the plastic and paper shopping bags from stores are a great threat to humanity, so everyone has to take their own bags with them to the store.

I have many, many reusable bags that I have purchased every time I have gone to any store since the whole reusable bag thing started.  Before it became law you got the stink eye from other shoppers if you deigned to enter a store without a reusable bag.  Peer pressure at its best. 

I probably have 20 of those reusable bags of various kinds that live in the car.  I would love to tell you that remember to actually take them in the store but that is why I have so many.  I never remember to take them in the store.

So I decided that for the next 30 days, at least, I am not going to purchase any more bags of any kind.   I am loading all the junk I buy back into the cart and loading it into the bags when I get to the car.   I figure that maybe if I make it ridiculously inconvenient everytime I shop I might remember the silly things.  I have done everything but tie them around my neck when I leave the house.....that is next.  So until I remember to take my reusable bags, dog hair and all, into the store I am going to try to come up with tricks to see if I can learn to take them in the store with me.  I will surely keep you posted.

I also realized this week that the unthinkable has happened.  I am actually out of plastic shopping bags that I used to get when I shopped.  I have one or two or those hanging things that you cram them into so you can re-use them.  I used them in small trash cans, to pick up dog poop, to wrap up after a diaper change (my grandkids, not mine) and various other little jobs.  I thought that was recycling.  But now that I am out of the bags that would normally be in their second or third use I had to purchase a box of small trash bags to line the small trash cans in the house.

Now how much sense does that make?  I totally get it that people throw trash in the landfull, that plastic bags are the bane of our existance, but now I a buying them to throw them away.

Seems like someone did not think this program through.  Now single use plastic bags will fill the land fill rather than bags that have gone through many incarnations and had a fully useful life.

I just cannot figure things out sometimes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I Wonder About Things

I wonder about so many things.  Especially now that I am older and find I need to make more and more accomodations for myself.

I am wondering about a pocket catheter.  Sounds fastinating don't you think?   And handy in a weird sort of way.  I wonder when I am out and about just who has a catheter in their pocket.

I get a kick out of the adult diaper commercial that insists they are just another kind of underwear.....oh right!  I suppose next a colostomy bag will be just another form of toilet?  I wonder who is wearing a diaper now.

I wonder about fiber.  Remember Yule Gibbons?  He ate pine cones and they called him crazy.  Now it is all about the fiber, and everything with fiber tastes like a pine cone.  It reminds me of when kids put XLax in cookies as a "joke".  You never know when fiber has been stashed in some unassuming kind of cookie and WHAM, it hits you.  Of course I must admit I have never had ONE of anything in my entire life, so that could be part of the issue.
 
I saw a thing on TV about Risperdal.  They were talking about boys growing female breasts.  Now, I am wondering how that can happen.  If a boy grows breasts, are they female?  I wonder about that.


Monday, November 10, 2014

A Change of Focus

I have not been posting to this blog for a while since I have not been setting tables and entertaining.  So, if you are following for tablescapes, you will probably be bored.   I do appreciate all your postings and visits.  So do not worry if you un-follow me (or whatever it is that you do) I will not be upset in the least.  I

Since I have a blog that I am using for needlework postings and travel postings I think I will keep this one as my outlet.  Sometimes I really do wonder what on earth I am thinking, hence the "Planet" in the name.  Those of you who know me know my brain can be an interesting place to dwell.  Most of the time I try to stay out of my brain and let it do what it is supposed to do.  Other times, well, what can I say.

There is a lot going on as usual here on this planet.  We are back in California for the duration so I have been hanging with my grand girls;  which means I have a cold.  What IS it with kids and germs.  Of course watching the 3 year old wipe her face and then everything else within arms reach sort of explains everything.  I catch whatever it is no matter how much I try to keep my immune system up.  Funny, because all those years and years around sick people and I never got anything.  Get me around a toddler and I will probably contract the ebola!

One other thing, the 3 year old sort of puts my accent right in my face.  She mimics just about everything and when I hear her repeat something I way I am amazed at how it has come out of my mouth.  I usually work on not talking like a hick, but lately I guess I have let my guard down around the kids. 

And the five year old.....my oh my what can I say.  She is WAY ahead of Granny and does not mind pointing it out.  What a sweetheart she is.  She is a big girl now because she rides the bus to and from school (kindergarten) and she picks out her own clothes, dresses herself and now uses a booster seat in the car, not a baby seat.  Pretty cute.

I better get in gear and get something done today.  Stay safe and stay tuned.........

Friday, July 18, 2014

Please check out my  travel blog at "Needles Everywhere".  I am on the road and posting to that blog for the time being. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Finally back to the blogesphere

Have had quite a long time away.  Life just got in the way.