Beth Anne at The Catholic Couponer allowed me to take over her blog this week. I’m not sure she’s going to let me do that again but hey… I did make the point that we can all help each other out. Maybe I should have published the parody of “The Farmer and the Cowman Should Be Friends” about Catholics and Lutherans?
Thomas at Listening for the Shepherd is having me post his Quick Takes. He didn’t entrust me with his password which might be a good thing. It would be bad if I did a post of sheep jokes there. (Not that I would…) He and I did have a lovely snark fest on the Twitter regarding fundie things like eschatology, the creation/evolution debate, and The Da Vinci Code.
Something occurred to me regarding 50 Shades of Grey. If we as a culture stopped acting like sex was this big mysterious thing that is totally subversive and adopted the attitude that it has its place in the context of marriage, we probably wouldn’t bat an eyelash about the stuff in that book. Meanwhile, it’s a bestseller and there are off-color jokes made frequently alluding to it because we treat sex as this totally evil thing. I do like this Amazon.Com review though, especially the part where she summarizes it as “Twilight, plus some spanking, minus the sparkly vampires.”
I had to have my quarterly stabbing for blood on Tuesday and the venti mocha coconut frappucino with 2 shots blended in and protein power was both a good and bad thing. The good thing: it kept my blood sugar up so that I wouldn’t start puking during Morning Prayer, it helped me be productive, and it kept away the migraine that can happen when a fibro flare starts. The bad thing: it made me twitchier than a ferret and while I was able to be productive that morning, I completely crashed that afternoon and it triggered an IBS flare that I’m still fighting. (Blood work can trigger a flare of fibromyalgia and associated conditions in me.)
I’ve actually been turning the TV off at 9 p.m. lately. This means no “CSI” and no “The Mentalist”. I’m actually kind of enjoying it right now because it’s some quiet time which my soul has been craving. Instead, I listen to music or podcasts while working on writing, web stuff, or playing Facebook games.
Brett’s Blogathon 2012 is coming! It will be taking place at http://peacefulwaters.org/brett on July 27th starting at 7 a.m. I’ll have all my messengers posted and information on how to sponsor me next week.
Anderson Cooper is gay. Really? Huh. *goes on with the rest of my life*
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