Sunday, July 5, 2015

Title That Grabs Your Attention

Oh, hey guys!  Guess what.  I'm back.  No, I haven't been anywhere fun or different.  Nope, wasn't finding a cure for any diseases.  Wasn't cooking more for my family (snort).  Wasn't spending extra time working on my fitness (guffaw).
No caption is really
needed.  But, if I must, I
will point out that I think
it would be hard to pee
with all those belts,
straps and weapons.

Think of my absence along the same vein as the 6 month hiatus between parts 1 and 2 of the first season of Outlander.  Completely rude and unnecessary, but we'll try to overlook it because the show is awesome and we love Jamie and Claire.  Yes, I am well aware that nothing about me or my blog even come closes to anything Outlander related, but just try to work with me.

If you did not watch Outlander and/or have not read the books, you might want to get on that.  I already wrote a post about it, so I won't belabor the point, but get on it.  Luckily, you have plenty of time to catch up before Season 2 premieres.

What else needs to be addressed...

I'm not going to make the whole post about Gay Marriage because I think we would need a whole afternoon (or week or month) to discuss and try to understand why there are people in up in arms about gay people having the right to get married, but let's just give it a mention.  If you are not gay, it doesn't affect you.  You might not like it, but it doesn't actually affect you.  You are not being forced to see or live near any more or less gay people than before.    

Gay people just now have the legal right to do things like visit their spouses in the hospital or
Usually he's a
foreign-born Muslim
extremist, so this is
quite a step up.
make medical decisions for their spouses.  Gay people also now won't get thrown out of their houses or lose their money if their spouse happens to die without a will and not everything is in joint names.  These are just a couple of the reasons (besides a sense of fairness) why I think it's important gay people can get married and have their marriage acknowledged in all 50 states.

And honestly, don't gay people have just as much right as the rest of us to annoy their friends and family with their beliefs that their weddings are going to be the most special, unique and meaningful occasions to ever happen?

Other big topic that would take all day to really discuss but I feel compelled to mention is the whole kerfuffle over the Confederate flag.  This discussion has been brought to the forefront as a result of the tragic shooting at the church in South Carolina.  Obviously, the flag is not what caused a hateful person to do such an unthinkable and awful thing, but it certainly brought to light that people who think like this guy (I am not even using his name) use the Confederate Flag as one of their symbols.  It represents how they feel about black people (and minorities in general).  They don't wave it around as a symbol of sweet tea, hoop skirts, fried chicken, swooning and southern hospitality.
I'm trying to help Southerners
come up with a more
positive way to express
their Southern Pride. I think
this could work as a flag.

If you want to personally wave the Confederate Flag around, go right ahead, but don't act like it represents the Old South and all the lovely things people associate with the south (as mentioned above).  When I see a Confederate Flag I assume the person with said flag is saying "I liked it back when even a low class, trashy, uneducated white person was worth more than any black person.  And I don't see anything wrong with when black people were slaves."  That flag certainly doesn't belong on United States government buildings.

Our Country's flag is supposed to represent freedom and fair treatment for all.  When the Confederate flag flies alongside, it says "wink, wink."  There must be a better way for the people who are proud to be from the south to show their pride.

So then, we have touched on some important topics (because we are totally grown ups and that's how we roll).  Also, now everyone is aware that they have some Outlander homework to get to.  And, I don't want to make light of important topics (I think DTC's new motto might be "More Smart, Less Ass," although I'm not sure that says what I'm going for), but really, Outlander is a serious matter.  Your life if lacking if you are not reading and watching.

Just so you can prepare, our next topic will be Pinterest ridiculousness.  My current Pinterest issue involves grilled cheese.

Last Note:  In looking for images I found a rainbow flag with a swastika in the middle.  I don't think that is going to take off with either group.  You heard it here first.


  1. The gentleman in the photo is wearing a skirt! Probs with nothing underneath. Peeing is the least of his problems.
    Love, Mom

    1. it's a kilt, not a skirt. And, there's lots of extra material and he has a ton of stuff. I think it would be hard to get it all out of the way.

  2. I love your analogy of the hanging the confederate flag next to the US flag as a wink, wink. I'm holding on to that one!


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