I am not my son’s favorite. I am firmly in fourth place – fifth if you count Kitty. Most of the time I’m OK with it. He’s barely fifteen months old. I’m with him all the time, and that is mirrored in his attitude – which is basically “I can see her anytime.”
Tonight, I would like to recommend a film that you’ve probably never heard of, but that (especially if you read my blog regularly) is really worth your time. Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth.
For as long as I can remember I have been creeped out by the entire concept of dolls coming to life. I refused to watch Child’s Play, disliked ventriloquism and even viewed Jim Henson’s The Christmas Toy with suspicion. Muppets were just barely acceptable. And yet I owned (and apparently still own, but more on that later) many, many creepy dolls. I cannot explain this.
I seriously do not need to be coming down with the Miserable Death Cold that Chip has had all week. I thought I might be coming down with it but it turned out that I was just desperately tired from staying up editing all night. But NOW I am ACTUALLY getting sick. DAMMIT. Although it doesn’t surprise me. Since mid-October I’ve been running ragged with holidays and social events and blogging and traveling and oh fuck this, I’m going to bed.
Chelsea and Jared are very good friends of mine. We met when we were all homeless in Hollywood. We lived in the same cheap, awful motels. We ate the same scarce food. And we all got out, moved into real homes and started families. And it is hard to express what an incredible success “normal (and still poor)” is unless you’ve made that journey yourself. It is a life that is self-perpetuating, and when you are on the very bottom – on the street without enough money to even renew your ID, not qualifying for any kind of social support. that’s right Republicans – when you’re actually on-the-street homeless? You often DO NOT QUALIFY FOR GOVERNMENT AID. No food stamps, no welfare, nothing. You also cannot “get a job” when you have no address. Especially when you also can’t afford clean, professional clothing. Or soap to wash with. You are on your own, except for each other.
Let me start by saying I am not currently involved in any of the Secular Homeschooling groups online, nor did I ever meet the person going by the name of Mike Feigen. But as the story has unfolded in one of the Atheist groups I am in, I can’t help but recognize the pattern. And, surprise surprise, I have some opinions on the matter. But then, my regular readers already know that I have extensive experience in the area of Munchausen by Internet.
Before we go dark for the next 24 hours, I have to share this. Today, my video audition got featured on the official Tosh.0 blog! The link is below, but I’ve capped this (and may FRAME it). Click to go to his site! And can I just say OMGWTFBBQSQUEEEE.
Like many, I have a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to share today. It’s something I think of with the same kind of respect I have for some of the Dalai Lama’s teachings. And really, it all comes down to the same message.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Due to some technical difficulties on the Tosh.0 blog, people are having trouble seeing my audition. I think it’s because when I log in, it says that the video is still awaiting moderation. In any event, you can find it here and I hope you’ll still go over and try to give it a thumbs up! In the meantime, I’ve uploaded a copy to YouTube. And I’ve checked several times and THAT bitch is working.
I haven’t forgotten about this blog or wandered off. I am working on a project that I expected would only take two or three days. Expected. I was grossly mistaken, so I’ve worked my ass off for several days. Forgive me for being a touch cryptic; you’ll get to see it as soon as it’s done. In fact, I will be shamelessly asking for your support, so stay tuned, hopefully early next week…