Wednesday, August 29, 2007

a bit of confidence

Today was the third day of school and all I have to say is WOW!

One of my kids' mom's took a picture of us on the first day and then sent it to the principal and me in an e-mail that afternoon. Later that day, I noticed that the picture is on the main page for the school district. I'm FAMOUS!!!!

Today I found out that the pic is going to run in the local paper. I'm going to need a body guard soon if things keep up.

Then, I get a forwarded e-mail from my principal. One of my kiddo's mom's sent the principal an e-mail complimenting me like crazy and saying how glad she is to have her son at a school as diverse as ours with such great staff.

I responded to the principal and said with as easy as it has been so far, I should be waiting for it to all come crashing down.

That could happen in the morning... I did send 4 kids home on yellow today ha ha ha!

Monday, August 27, 2007

goals for your daughters

"Ashley will make a good wife when she gets older. She will take good care of her husband. "

as heard on tv tonight.

I am disgusted. Thoughts?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Holy Crap!

School starts tomorrow! Yikes!!!

I'll be waking up in 6 and half hours.

I have 21 kindergarteners.... and 42 kinder parents AHHHHHHHHH

It is going to be a year filled with vodka and coffee... not in that order.

I picked a bad year to stop drinking cokes. At least I didn't give up smoking crack too!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Along the same lines....

Ok I'll admit it, I watch bad tv. Tonight I was watching Murder. It is this dumb show on Spike that has 2 groups of people working to solve a real crime. It is ridiculous and I have only watched it twice, this might have been the last time.

On tonight's episode a dude gets beaten to death in his own bed. One of the "investigators" first noticed a framed last supper painting in the hallway and immediately concluded that this was a very religious family. Um, we have that painting too... but I don't need to go into that.

Her next brilliant idea was that there was no way the wife could have
killed her husband. "She is a good christian woman and I can't believe that a christian woman would kill her husband."

If I cared enough, this is where I would insert a very specific figure of how many wives kill their husbands and how many of them were christian, but I just feel like saying OH MY GOD! How ignorant are people???

That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard in my life.That picture is pretty irrelevant, but it makes me laugh nonetheless. I cannot grasp the concept of people who make lump generalizations like the woman on that show. Whether they be positive, negative or whatever. It makes me laugh hysterically that some people are so naive to believe something like claiming christianity equals being incapable of wrong doing. These are the same people who think I am going to eat their babies because I do not believe in god. One does not necessarily equal the other.

And for those of you who are wondering, no, the wife didn't kill her husband.

She had her boyfriend do it.

Why did she kill him?

Because her religion looked down on divorce and so she knew the only way she could be with her boyfriend was to kill off her husband.

I'll bet Jesus is eating that one up.

Friday, August 03, 2007

I may not believe in god, but...

I'm not a dirty whore with drunken slutty pictures all over my myspace.
I don't eat babies.
I don't treat people like shit (as a general rule, sometimes people need it)
I don't claim to be better than anyone or try to convince people to believe the same exact way that I do or else tell them that they will burn eternally (nice one Christians... .I really like the fear factor)
I do have morals.
I am honest.
I stand up for the things that make sense.
I am not the cause of chaos in our society.
I can show a child how to behave and treat others nicely without giving him the eternal damnation speech.
I may not like goats, but that doesn't mean I make sacrifices with them.
I believe that two people can be committed to each other fully despite a lack of a watchful eye peering into their lives.... this leaves room for even (insert scary music) gay people to get married!!! (shocker I know)

Basically I can do what I'm "supposed" to do in this world to make it less of a crazy chaotic cesspool with out fearing for my afterlife. I do all these things DESPITE religion, not because of it.

John brought to my attention a blog on a myspace page about god loves me because of this, i'm not strong, i trust in god yadda yadda yadda. Another person posted saying that he doesn't understand how non-believers can find "piece" in their lives in light of the VT shooting. Well, I'll tell you I find "piece" by looking at the whole.

Oddly that makes sense... I don't believe that god had some master plan for all the people who died that day. I don't think he sat down and said I need Sue, Joe, Bob, etc. today.... I could take them in their sleep, but instead I'll make this one kid go crazy and shoot them all up. Great choice, I'll get right on that. With this theory, god's master plan for the shooter was for him to be a nut job who goes and kills a bunch of people. Does he get forgiven for doing "god's work" I mean, god did want them back in heaven right? This is how god planned to get them there. Should the shooter be allowed to roam the streets like an average citizen because "god has a plan for him?'" His plan just happened to be to kill a bunch of kids at college.

To me, it makes more sense to look at the whole picture. The kid was crazy. The kid was not a good person, he went nuts and killed people. Put him in jail, give him some psych drugs and let him be a monetary burden on our society until he croaks naturally or gets beaten to death by some other fine upstanding citizen in jail.

Some people are nuts. Others are not. I don't need a god to tell me I'm not nuts.

ok john just told me the shooter guy killed himself. well shit. i didn't know that. maybe i'll be a christian after all. that changes everything. and completely invalidates my points. i'm off to pray.