Thursday, April 27, 2006

Drug Commercials

Remember the good old days when the only medication ads on t.v. were for over the counter drugs. Maybe if they had stopped with allergy and heart burn medication I wouldn't be so annoyed. As if the little blue pill ads weren't bad enough, now they are having them for STD's. I really feel that if the subject isn't something you would bring up at the family dinner table then it isn't something that should be in a commercial during the middle of the day. Isn't it bad enough that I had to explain what tampons are for to my daughter when she was five. Now she wants to know what erectial disfuntion is. How am I suppose to explain that to someone who doesn't know why one needs the function in the first ? I managed to cleverly dance around it, but my point is that I shouldn't have to. Is it so much to ask that they take the veiwing audience into consideration. How about if you show Viagra commercials on ESPN and ads for the pill on Lifetime and let me watch the news in peace.

We have a lot going on on the home front with JD. He is cutting what will be his last tooth for awhile. He will have 16 bright white baby teeth. This last one has been hard. It's taken it a couple of months to finally poke through. The past three days have been rough with the low fever and tummy trouble. He is so pitiful when he holds his jaw and whimpers. He had another first this week, but not a good one. He fell while we were waiting on the bus to bring Nix home and scraped his knee. He took it like a little man and barely fussed at all. It's his first real band-aid and he is proud of it. He has to show it to everyone. We are also trying to start introducing the potty to him. So far his favorite part is getting to take his clothes off, which he will now do at the drop of the hat. I am so worried that he is going to skin out at church one week. He also loves to wash his hands. Anything that involves water is fun for him. So far he is willing to sit on the potty and knows when he has to go, but he hasn't yet put the two together. It's a start and I'm trying not to rush him, but I am excited by the idea of no more diapers. Maybe by the end of summer we will have it worked out.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

So what!

I'm all a buzz today. A local radio guy brought up a topic and then his show ended beofre anyone could call him on it and it is driving me crazy. The guy is Neal Boortz and he is a Libritarian. I agree with him about 75% of the time and today falls into the other 25%. Normally he is preaching about how people should not trust government schools to give their children a good education. We should all pay to send our kids to a private school that will teach the ideals we each personally hold. He is a huge believer in supply and demand. Government schools don't have to submit to this. They can be horrible schools and still not get put out of business. Imagine how shocked I was to hear him go againist his own ideas today by being upset at a private college for their policies.
There is a private funded college in Kentucky that has asked a student to leave do to openly practicing a lifestyle that is againist school rules. This specific student is gay, however the rules clearly say that any type of sex outside of marriage will be met with a request to leave. So, even if this guy were straight and living with a woman, he still would have been asked to leave. Now, if this were a state college I'd be right there with them saying they can't do this, but it isn't. It is privately funded by the Baptists who have set forth a strict set of rules for the behavior of the students who attend their campus. The people who send their children there count on these rules being enforced. The people who donate to this school want to safely assume that their ideals are being taught in this university. The students who apply there are made well aware of the fact that they are attending a college with rules of this nature. If you don't like it then don't support it. If enough people disagree with these rules then the school will either change or go out of business. It is as simple as that. I understand that some people are going to be bothered by this. What I don't understand is Mr.Boortz's attitude towards it, which I would have told him myself if his show hadn't ended right after he said it. Maybe he'll pick it back up tomorrow so I can call in. Then again maybe he won't and I'll just be frustrated at the hypocrisy. I'll just take it out on my blog, after all, it's what I got it for.

A quick cute kid story for you. Monday I got a rare baby kiss on the cheek from JD after which he looked at me and said "Oh, whiskers!" I was slightly offened until bed time came and he did the same thing to Nix. I guess he is so use to getting tickled by Rocky's 5 o'clock shadow that he just thinks that is what you say after kissing someone's cheek.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Go sell crazy some where else...

I read an article this weekend and I'm still trying to figure out if it's just an elabrate hoax. Rocky first pointed it out to me. There was a link on Drudge. There is a professor of biology at the University of Texas who says that the best cure for the Earth is to release the Ebola virus and kill off 90% of the human population. His reasoning is that since all life is equally important (humans= to dogs= to gnats etc.) and humans are making it hard on the rest of the animals on Earth then we should just kill off most of the humans. The way this would work is they would release the Ebola virus world wide and since it is 90% fatal, bam, 5.8 billion of us are dead.
Naturally, I assumed that this guy was dismissed as a total wack job and carted off to the looney bin. Boy was I wrong. Instead they gave him an award, naming him a 2006 Distinguished Texas Scientist.
The funny part of this, to me, is thinking of the people who would survive the outbreak. Lets look at your typical survivor. It would be one of those people who might have graduated high school, and if we are lucky maybe even trade school. They have a stock pile of duct tape, gas masks, and ammo for their .22. If we were all rated by the amount of damage we would do individually to the enviroment these are the people who would score the highest. Irony at it's finest.
I know this guy is thinking that the Darwin idea of survival of the fittest would save the best and brightest, but his idea of fittest and the reality of it are two different things. In the case of surviving an outbreak, fittest means physically fit, and for the most part scientists who sit in a lab all day do not quailify. For that matter, if you are over 65 or under around 14 you can count yourself gone. If you are vastly overweight or underweight your chances are low (that makes me a goner). If you have any kind of physical problem be it a cold or HIV, you are gone, too.
Where do people come up with this stuff and why do other people cheer them on.
As for me I refer you to the title of this entry. "Go sell crazy some where else. We are all full up here."

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Lame jokes

Nix has been trying to tell jokes lately. It's been almost painful. It remindes me of the days of the "Big Red Rock Joke Book". When I was in elementary school there was this book in the library that we all took turns checking out. The first joke in the book was "What is big and red and hard? A big red rock". It was beyond lame and we all loved it. Since then my humor has changed a bit, but I still have a love of the lame jokes.
A three legged dog walks into a bar and says "I'm looking for the man who shot my paw"
There are a few that will always make me laugh. No matter how bad I feel or what I'm going through. Rocky even whipped a few out while I was in labor, and I still laughed. Some are just plain weird.
Why did the frog cross the road? Because it was stappled to the chicken.
Some make you think to the point that they don't get a quick laugh.
Three men were walking down the street. Two of them walk into a bar. The third one ducked.
Occationally you'll have one that is religious.
What goes black-white-black-white-thud? A nun falling down the stairs
What is black and white and laughes like a hyena? The nun who pushed her
All are short, none will ever be repeated at The Comedy Store, and each is only as funny as it is told.
Today I have been in a strangely bad mood. I'm grumpy and short tempered. I hate feeling like that and so I found myself falling back to my old faithful friends, lame jokes. I'm still feeling touchy, but at least there is a smile on my face now.
I leave you with Nix's current favorite. Sadly, she hasn't told it right once, but she always laughs, and I love her laugh.
Why did the cow cross the road? To get to the moovie theater