Saturday, December 6, 2008


54 by !SOY 89¡ on Zooomr

We all have guilty pleasures, although it's more guilty for men, I'm thinking.  A friend of mine has created a list of his top 5 guilty pleasure movies; one of which is Mean Girls.  I have to admit, I have several guilty pleasures.  Here are a few:
  1. Mean Girls
  2. Sky High
  3. Freaky Friday
  4. "One Step at a Time" by Jordan Sparks
  5. nearly anything by Justin Timberlake
  6. "Womanizer" by Britney Spears
  7. "Disturbia" & "SOS" by Rihanna
As you can see, these are pretty bad. But you need to understand, I don't care. Who's judging me?  My friends? My coworkers? You?

I was talking with a friend the other day about why we're homeschooling our kids. One of the bullet-points that popped in my head was self-esteem.
   I can remember numerous times where my peers in school would give me a hard time about what I liked. I tried my darnedest to blow them off, and enjoy what I liked anyway. I wasn't strong enough. It took many years, (and a wonderful wife) to get over those fears of "what will people think?".
   I want my kids to have the freedom to like what they like, why they like it.  Not because their friends like it.

So, basically I'm exercising my right to like stupid stuff.

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In an effort to ignore the freezing weather & tons of snow falling from the sky...

Sunset by AmateurX on Zooomr

Thursday, December 4, 2008

6th photo on the 6th page

IMG_5606, originally uploaded by AmateurX.

From Flickr Meme on Friendfeed:

“It works like this: if you use Flickr, go to the sixth page of your photostream and pick the sixth picture there, then post it to your blog.”

This is my cousin, taken at my late grandmother's house. The extended family was taking pictures that day...will probably be the last time the whole family will get together like that.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Getting up the guts

Inspired by Dmom's post on getting emails to avoid Costco, I am reminded of

I have a few friends/family members that send me email that are meaningless forwards. Ah, the dreaded "FW:" in the subject line. I could just filter them out, but I'd rather not get them in the first place. In fact, recently I received an email that I thought for sure was a personal, (hand) written email straight from the heart. It started off nice, but then melted away into a chain letter! I was flaberghasted.

ThanksNo does a pretty good job of getting the message across. Listen, I like you. You're my friend/relative/loved-one. I just don't want to receive emails like this. Please don't take offense...yadda, yadda, yadda.

The problem I'm having is, I don't want them to be offended. Which is funny, because I just said ThanksNo does a pretty good job of laying it all out. Still, these are good friends/relatives. And, I don't do well in the "too bad they got offended, that's their problem" department. Of course, if these people would read my blog I wouldn't even have to send them the link. :)

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