My life away from family, friends, country, peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, cooking spray, drinking fountains, and real hamburgers.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I finally got Greg to agree to write something for my blog! I read him excerpts of the comments on my last post:
* I never once thought [it] looked like a tramp stamp
* . . .no, "tattoo" didn't even cross my mind. You're right on this one.
* I have never thought "tattoo" while looking at your blog.
* I have never thought "tattoo" when I've looked at your blog.
* I love your simple, swirly, not-tattooish background.
* I. . .have never thought "tattoo"
* And about the tatto question...nope, never thought it.
* I certainly don't see or think tattoo . . .
* I wasn't really thinking tatto at any point of seeing your background, EVER.
* I admit the tatto thing made me giggle.
He kept trying to get me to stop reading them, even though he was the one that requested that I ask you in the first place! But he's no sore loser! He typed up his conclusion of this little experiment. It is a great demonstration of his intelligence and keen use of deduction and reasoning:
"The obvious conclusion of Lisa's scientific poll is that women are either dishonest, have no imagination or are kiss ups (all "ha, ha, it doesn't look like a tattoo, can I still be your friend, Lisa" comments were made by females, and no men disputed the fact that the background depicts a tattoo)."
Well, if men, such as the author of this quote are "honest, imaginative, and not kiss ups" (and I think it's fairly safe to consider Greg a non-kiss up, wouldn't you say?) I think I'll have to say, I'll stick with you ladies on the other side!! But I'll also keep the husband as he's way too cute and hilarious not to.
And if I post on Sunday it's supposed to be something "sorta churchy" (sorry about the first half of this post!) So I will tell you about an extremely interesting debate (IMO) we listened to on the way home from church (for the second time). It's an IQ2 (Intelligence Squared) live debate that took place in Australia in August titled "We'd Be Better Off Without Religion", with engrossing arguments for both sides. If you click on the link you will go to a site wherein, at the bottom of the first little blurb you can find a link to view the debate. I highly recommend it.
It was fascinating to me, a person who has had very little experience with Atheists or knowledge of Atheism. Fascinating. And it sort of helped me realize where I stand on Global Warming (in the camp that says, "let's take care of the earth because we should" while standing quite a good way off from the very loud, science-based Environmental Advocates.)
One of the speakers promised that if you read a certain book, by the end of it you will no longer be a Christian. Greg is very interested in accepting the challenge. Too bad, though. I sorta like him as a Christian.
Still, if you don't understand what religion really is, and focus on what is caused by human distortion and corruption of true religion, I can see that there are all sorts of arguments against it. I am sort of against the "evils of religion", too! It's just too bad that those things are all lumped together with the good of religion, as well.
(If anyone does decide to watch this, I'd love to hear what you think about it, if you want to email me.)