It is going to be another scorcher in Southern California today, and as yesterday was my birthday and I am feeling older, and thus less charitable towards my fellow man, I've got a few observations to make. And it's my blog. So I can.
-- In 1980, I was an exchange student in the Soviet Union. I didn't get to Moscow because Americans were not allowed because we were boycotting their Olympics because the Soveits invaded Afghanistan. So why are we going to Beijing? I bet the lamas wouldn't fly planes into our buildings.
-- God bless white people as they can be sold anything. This weekend is my neighborhood's home and garden tour. It's $30 a ticket to march through select homes and gardens and see Sunset magazine-inspired decor. I think it's a rip off. But as my home is located between two houses open for viewing and so foot traffic must pass before my lawn, the Digidaughter has a raspberry iced tea and Kool-Aid stand going. Netted $76 just yesterday. Pimping the corgi puppy to help sell, and it works. I am proud of her.
-- And here's another entry for the blog Stuff White People Like: Renaissance Faires. It bothers me that some people come in medieval costume, which belongs to a completely different period of history. Also, in part, white people like participating in historical reenactments, although I am still waiting for someone to do the Black Death.
-- I don't understand "Murder Mystery" dinner theaters. Why is it that you never see a "Rape Mystery" or an "Arson Mystery" dinner theater?
-- Yesterday I was asked by the school principal to say a few words as to why I send my kids to St. Joseph's school at the end of Mass. Just before I got up, I thought to myself, how pissed would Father be if I stood up and simply said, "I send my kids to St. Joseph School because I'm a better Catholic than all of you", smiled sweetly, and sat down again?
-- I read this morning that on this day in history, the Pope excommunicated Elizabeth I back in her time. How could he do that if she did not have a valid Catholic Baptism? I also read that the foster families taking in those kids from the polygamous FDLS sect in Texas not to have anything in the color red around them. This is going to make sunsets and autumn hard . . .