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Things that are GREAT about today:

It's swmbo's birthday and she's ninety-three and doesn't look a day older than eighty-two! Happiest of birthday's, Swm! A day without a Swmbo is like a day without KITTENS. May your coffee cup never be empty. Unless you want it to so that you can fill it with chocolate or pirate treasure!

  • Waking up super early and getting a jump start on the day (shh. I'm telling myself this is good. I will DEF. be taking a nap this afternoon, so add THAT to the good column)
  • I have found my holiday spirit (I was keeping it in my other pants, evidently) and have shopping and decorating on my day's agenda
  • My Lady Slipper and nun's orchids are getting ready to bloom!
  • I got new furniture yesterday, and I'm excited about buying new throw pillows today, because clearly I need more Sofa Parasites™.


I got a new sectional for my living room, which caused Mr. S and I to move the following yesterday:
  • The old leather sofa upstairs.
  • The old coffee table and end tables upstairs.
  • The new sofa into the house (we got it on a Red Tag sale, so furniture moving wasn't included. Oy.)
  • The new ottoman/coffee table
  • The floor rugs
  • The piano to the dining room (oh holy crap, that thing is HEAVY and has a rusted wheel on the bottom, ugh.)
  • The dining table over to make room for the piano
  • Decide the ficus and Nun's orchid (it's about 5 feet tall, that one) needed to be moved around to accommodate new set up
  • Ditto on the baker's rack with the liquor/bar glasses


My back is SINGING. However, my house is SPOTLESS, because every time we moved something, I cleaned where it was. You could eat off any surface in my house. But if you try it, I'll totally ground you. *zomg, sew tyred*

And that letter I wrote in to the editor? I got a shout out from someone who emphatically disagrees with me.
Jesus' disciples who died for the cause of Christ were all eyewitnesses to Jesus' death and resurrection, so they knew it wasn't a lie. The people Ms. (_my actual name_) names were not first\hand (sic) witnesses to whether there are 72 virgins waiting for Muslim martyrs or a spaceship is waiting to take followers to heaven. That is blind faith.

Jesus' disciples died because what they knew was not a lie.
~Signed, Thickheaded McGee*


*not his actual name

To which I have to say the following: THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS IS NOT A HISTORICAL EVENT. THE WITNESSING OF IT ISN'T STONE COLD FACT, BUB. That is an article of FAITH. Just like belief in Buddha. Or Allah. Or Ra. Or that I'll shut up.

*cue the choir and beam of light* [eta] ooh, and thank you THANK YOU for my cards, a CD mix, and the Super-Bitch iron-on (hee! I have a deep love for iron-ons) from brandil, southernbangel and chantal87! Much love to you all.

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wesleysgirl
Dec. 18th, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
OMG YOUR ICON. *Dies laughing*
stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
Hee hee!!! Walken makes EVERYTHING better. :D
brandil
Dec. 18th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
Yay mail ::claps hands::

I've made progress on the Caitlin books - I just ... dude. I think it's the pre-volunteering-make-over she does that really takes the cake.
stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
WHEEEEE!! Oh, the MAKE OVER. I love how often they mention her skin, her eyelashes, her hair. And glasses CLEARLY make her unrecognizable.

DUDE. And her horsey friend that sticks by her for... why? Heeeeeee!
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chantal87
Dec. 18th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
WooHoo! You got your Card.
I just love those cranky snowflakes. I finished all my shopping and wrapping this morning.
On to holiday baking.
I just have to say your icon just kills me. I have so much love for Chris Walken.
stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
I DID!! *puts it FRONT AND CENTER on my mantle*

Chris Walken - I'm working on my impersonation of him AS I TYPE. :D
a2zmom
Dec. 18th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
Your icon is a thing of beauty.

G-d is pissed that you're trying to bring faith into a discussion of religion. Sheesh.
stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
<-- witnessed the resurrection, zomg! *blogs*
Isn't that wonderful? She makes terrific icons.

And hahahaha - zomg, FAITH vs. FACT. That's the most important DIFFERENCE between religion and... rational thought. KIDDING! kind of
marenfic
Dec. 18th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
You tried your best, and if you give your best, what else can we ask for? I love platitudes

*pats head*

*knocks Thickheaded McGee over head with a Cluex4*
stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
Ha! I love them, too. Especially the BRILLIANT: It's Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. That one is SEW CLEVAH.
swmbo
Dec. 18th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
*dances with you*

Thank you, thank you, thank you! BIRTHDAY COFFEE FOR ALL!
stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
*flexes arm muscles for your SPANKINS*
poshcat
Dec. 18th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
>>**not his real name

Hahahahahaha! Oh, Stoney, you are so very easy to love. ::does so::

Sorry I'm not around as much in comments, but I always read and enjoy your posts. Here, let me give you a thank you raspberry. Ppffbbbbttttt.

PS I am assuming Jeff's followers are not moving in with you, then?
stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
POSHY!! *cuddles you like whoa* I was JUST. THINKING. about you this morning. I was only half-dressed, why do you ask? ;)

And no, no polygamists in my home, zomg! I couldn't stand the tater-tot and sausage casseroles for 50 every night for dinner, for starters. Hahahahahaha!! (They pushed his actual trial to APRIL. I want bloody deets NOW!)

*hugs some more*
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stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
HELLO! Oh, Walken. How I love that weirdo. For he is the Continental...

*offers you cham-pan-yeh*
julia_here
Dec. 18th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
On the "notes from sane christians" front- the guy on "This I Believe" this morning would smile in bemusement at your interlocutor. He said something like only people who have had no real spiritual experience of their faith need to be so sure of their beliefs which I thought was pretty nifty. Of course, he was a Franciscan monk, and therefore no Christian at all to your basic Texas fundy, I'm sure.

Julia, needing to go out and take photois of giant cow craters in my garden while the frost still makes them all graphic and contrasty
stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
<-- somewhere else during the Event
heh - NICE. And if you feel like it, check the TERRIFIC comment from Spikendru below about how NONE of them were there to witness Christ's crucifixion. That is, if you want to believe in that whole pesky Bible thing.

:D Are photois the French version? Hee!
menomegirl
Dec. 18th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS IS NOT A HISTORICAL EVENT. THE WITNESSING OF IT ISN'T STONE COLD FACT, BUB. That is an article of FAITH. Just like belief in Buddha. Or Allah. Or Ra. Or that I'll shut up.

Ah ha! Now I know just what to tell those pesky Witness people who come knocking at my door, forcing me to be rude all the time. God, I like that. Maybe I'll print that up to hand out when they offer me a copy of the watchtower.

OMG!!! ICON LOVE *smooches*
stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, man the Jehovah's Witness folks are worse than the Mormons! What's great is how they don't understand that their faith gives them a license to kill! (If you're one of the Elect, you were predestined to go to heaven. So. You're either going or you're not, so who cares what you do here? SWEET.)

*high fives*
moosesal
Dec. 18th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Just like belief in Buddha. Or Allah. Or Ra. Or that I'll shut up.

Yeah, I don't believe in any of those. Especially that last one.

Yay for new furniture and for a clean house and for getting your holiday spirit in time to actually do your shopping. Have a great day!
stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHA *never stops talking, zomg*

I'm about to pop in some tunes and finish up knitting this last scarf and then it's all about putting up lights and ornaments when the kiddos get home, wheeeee!

*squish*
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stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
Look, Beth. If ev0lution was true, where are the monkeys with briefcases? WHERE?? <-- actual response to evolution debate on talk radio.

And my glitter cup has a liner that can keep cold drinks cold or hot drinks hot, because my god - the god of drinks - can kick your god's ass. *kicks sand on your feet*

*but in the name of my god*

PUPPY!!!!! Oh, he looks SO sweet from your pics!
spikendru
Dec. 18th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
Um . . . have they actually read the bible? Most of the disciples were not actual witnesses to his death, because they fered the Roman soldiers would be after them. I learned in Sunday School and Bible School, that the only actual witnesses were three women (generally thought to be Mary, the mother, Mary, the disciple, and Martha). And none of the male disciples actually witnessed the resurrection - again, it was Mary who told them she had seen him resurected - and like a lot of guys, they didn't actually believe her, 'cause why would Jesus show himself to a female when there were 11 guys just waiting around?

And how does the writer know there were no witnesses to the 72 virgins and the spaceship?

*sigh*

There has been more trouble over the "my faith's better than your faith" debate than almost anything else in history. And . . . um, why do you think they call it "faith"?
spikendru
Dec. 18th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
That was supposed to be "feared" - why can't we edit comments? That should be where LJ is putting their efforts rather than messing up the update page!
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xochitl42
Dec. 18th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
So, so very fuinny that Twitmeister Flex should try to use blind faith offensively. Hee. Hee hee hee.

So, how does el se~or Flex know that that-thar-Bie-bul is the truth? Did he watch the apostles scribble it down? Huh? Huh? Did he?

Didn't think so.

Also: laughed out loud at most brilliant icon. Had to hastily explain self to boss using the good old "the country clerk told me he'd have the file in to us by Friday" trope.
stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, man the comparison of faith:blind faith::fact:not yet proven CRACKED ME UP. Wow. I wonder if the editor printed it to laugh? Or to garner more letters? Because WOW.

I totally saw Ra hang the sun in the sky, so take that, Bible thumper!!
serenelystrange
Dec. 18th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
I hadn't even gotten past the icon before I was laughing! Walken in a winter wonderland, lol.

*Bows to the alter of Stoney*

And kudos to everything else too! :)
stoney321
Dec. 18th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hee, I wish I could take credit for the icon! It's by batty_. I make a habit to put the icon makers' names in [] in comments.

And how is Walken ever NOT funny? He's terrific. :)
_tayler
Dec. 18th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
First if all...OMGWALKEN icon Love!!
Secondly...was it you who was the big Kinky Friedman fan Honey?
Found this upload on MP3 share and thought I'd send you the link...Kinky Friedman-They ain't makin Jews like Jesus anymore! MP3
♥♥
stoney321
Dec. 19th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
I *am* the Kinky fan! (heh) Oh, thanks!! I don't have any of his albums, I've only heard his songs (and eat his salsa - hee!) Thank you for that!
stoney321
Dec. 19th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC)
Bring it on down to Omlette-ville!
I KNOW!! I KNOW!! Isn't Timberlake fucking hilarious???? There are a few facts of which I am sure of: you don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit in the wind, you don't pull the mask off the Lone Ranger, and when T-Bone, Affleck and/or Baldwin host SNL, it will be HILARIOUS.

*hugs and squishes&
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dlgood
Dec. 19th, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
That is an article of FAITH. Just like belief in Buddha. Or Allah. Or Ra. Or that I'll shut up.

People believe in all sorts of wacky things. Like, this time "TO" isn't going to be more trouble than he's worth...
stoney321
Dec. 19th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
*cracks up at your icon*

DUDE. He's just... GAH. This Saturday my husband and I got to yell out "FINALLY!" when he earned his keep and then *ptooey!* What the hell, TO? WHAT THE HELL???

He's giving the rest of the team a bad name, and MAN do we have a good team this year.
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redbrickrose
Dec. 19th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
Jesus' disciples who died for the cause of Christ were all eyewitnesses to Jesus' death and resurrection, so they knew it wasn't a lie. The people Ms. (_my actual name_) names were not first\hand (sic) witnesses to whether there are 72 virgins waiting for Muslim martyrs or a spaceship is waiting to take followers to heaven. That is blind faith.

Jesus' disciples died because what they knew was not a lie.


*blinks*

Wow. I don't know how one even responds to that.
stoney321
Dec. 19th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
I KNOW. Oh, wait. How about: Jesus' disciples weren't even THERE? Or... the 26 OTHER GOSPELS written by the Gnostics give differing accounts and paint Jesus (at times) as a terrorist to the Hebrew faith and Judas as the real hero?

*waits to be killed for that last one* :D
st_salieri
Dec. 19th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS IS NOT A HISTORICAL EVENT. THE WITNESSING OF IT ISN'T STONE COLD FACT, BUB.

I have no idea what you're talking about. Dude, I was there! I saw it all, man.

The truth is out. I'm a centuries-old vampire.

::surfaces briefly to wave hello::
stoney321
Dec. 19th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, well I was there with Tisroc when Ra hung the sun in sky so... *smarmy smile*

HEEE! HI THERE! I mean, when did people forget that FAITH isn't FACT? (And that's the whole POINT of belief?) *squishes you to bits*
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