Saturday, March 14, 2009

Equal opportunity slaughter....

.....yes, I said these words to the nice kid at the Walmart electronics register. You know the department, it's rarely busy, yet heaven help you find someone with the damn key to the video games. Anyway how a grown woman even broaches such a topic with a minor is just a sign of the times. It was the my son's usual M.O.. Get mom to drive him to the store for a video game, wait until in the store to mention , oh yea it's "mature", will you buy it for me? Rather than immediately leave and return after reading the specifics and some reviews I've limited myself to letting the staff fill me in on the deets. So there I was with the usual "have you played, why is it mature?" etc.. And the possible deal breaker "is it as bad as Grand Theft Auto?". "No m'am, just blow 'em up war games". And, de dum, out spilled "So no degradation or violence targeted at women or a specific group then? Just good 'ole equal opportunity slaughter?" I'm not proud of it. Call CPS, judge me, pat yourself on your back because your kids not only don't play video games but certainly not "those" games, whatever, but at least my kid views all his gamer friends as equally ripe to blow up regardless of age, sex, race or intellect. There's got to be some shred of social consciousness in that.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Not quite ready for springtime....

what a great weekend we just had here in New York. A nice respite from a very cold, snowy February. I have to say winter should've been much rougher this year than usual. We cancelled our plow service, but found shoveling not the problem we'd thought. Our snazzy new shovel helped. Highly recommend one.

We had more snow than we'd had in years but also had many more days with these visitors. I swear one more month of snow and the turkey and deer will be eating out of our hands.

and usually being cooped up with my little girl all winter is not the stuff of dreams, but this year she was quite the independent snow princess. Notice the open collar? She completely dressed herself ( gloves too!) and ventured out while I was shoveling.

Speaking of shoveling.

We're thinking by next year we can rent her shoveling services to the neighbors.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Random thoughts for February...

a day early but what the heck.

It's interesting that the same people who denigrate other races so their kids won't marry them, now denigrate homosexuals so their kids will. That's right folks, force them into hiding so your little princess can marry a queen.

Name some of the most conservative and liberal countries. Iran and France come to mind. I'd choose to live in France.

Why do we tolerate the kind of harassment and abuse from small children that would make us imprison or abandon an adult?

Winter is cold. Summer is hot. Seriously, why make it harder by complaining about the temperature every five minutes. Were you taken by surprise?

I recently read two articles in the same paper. One complained we don't spend enough, one complained we don't save enough.

Why should members of my family keep fighting in wars when most of the citizens in this country don't even want to sacrifice their money to pay taxes?

I'll try to do something warm and wittier next month, the economy is making me crabby.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Now where was I...

...oh, I know, waiting for New Year's to arrive ! It's been a while so bear with me. I admit I've been a bit lost what to write, what with Christmas, the election and something to do behind me. And swim team keeps a person busy, of course not my swim team, why that would mean I was in shape, my son's. My only exercise was retrieving my four year old from the edge of the pool every so often. Which gets me thinking about resolutions ! As in my resolution to get back in shape, having not worn jeans since mid December until TODAY, that's right, I sit comfy as can be in my size 4 Gap jeans. I did it ! Well some of it, still have a little too much extra hanging around the old middle. Old being the operative word. But it's still at least one resolution that's alive and kicking, if jiggly. Anyway this was a simple step back into the blog pool, let's see if I can immerse myself completely soon.