Yes, as a matter of fact, I am a 14 year old boy

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We signed up for Netflix a couple weeks ago, after I badgered Pookie about it for forever.   What really did it for me was pointing out that a month’s worth of Netflix was considerably less than buying one movie a month.   The man is descended from those frugal folks in the great country of Scotland.  My logic hit him where it counted, in the checking account.

So, anyway, Transformers is gonna be here tomorrow!  I’m SO psyched.   See, I used to watch it quite frequently because when Nate (the 20 year old) was a little bitty guy and I was late nights and early mornings with him, I’d flip around on the TV for something to keep me awake.  I only had 4 channels so I got quite immersed in the plots of such cartoon classics as The Thundercats (Panthro was hott, y’all), Tranformers (Robots in Disguise!), and yes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.   Please don’t judge me.

Of course, I’ll have to wait to watch the movie until the boy goes to bed because from the previews I can tell it’s not an appropriate movie for a 4 (almost 5!) year old.  So he will be going to bed at about 11am tomorrow.  Hey, it’s not my fault the mail runs early around here.

It’s cool though. Before I lock him in his room, I’ll toss some crackers and maybe a bottle of water in there with him.

Hey, a little neglect never hurt anyone.  A little bit of adversity will be good for the boy.  He’s too spoiled anyway.  I mean, I just bought him some new drawers.  And socks. I think.

Anyway.  He’ll be ok. It’ll put a little hair on his chest.

Now, I need to know if anyone has figured out how to attach those Nablopomo badges.    Day after tomorrow is November 1st. Time is running short, my blogtacular friends.

Somebody, help a bitch out, please.

I really don’t think this is too much to ask

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Dear Boston Red Sox,

First of all, congratulations on your World Series victory.  You’ve truly overcome the curse of the Babe.  Two series wins in 4 years is Teh Awesome.   You have my admiration.    I also love that you did it again without that squirrelly fuck Johnny Damon, who left you to go play for the Spankees.

I plan to become a full-time dedicated Red Sox fan when we move to New Hampshire in a few years, and I promise to be as fervent and rabid as any fan you ever had.

However, it would be lovely if y’all could just stop sucking up all the ‘We haven’t won in a hundred years and it’s our turn” karma, already.

I really feel it’s important that the Cubs at least make it to the Series (and of course, my preference would be that they take the whole thing) before I become your full time fan.    As you may already know, it is impossible for a Cubs fan to give up on them.   Oh, sure, we’ll get frustrated and throw our hands in the air and swear to God that we’ll never get sucked in again. But then next season rolls around and we manage to find this tiny shriveled-up kernel of hope and then we’re off and running again.

Now, I realize that you and the Cubs aren’t even in the same division, so I am not asking you to help them, per se.  I’m just saying that if you could put it out there in the universe that you’re good to go on Series wins for the moment and you think it would be good for the Cubs to get it , that would be great.

Oh, and if you should both make it to the series at the same time in the next few years, I want you to know something.   I hope they kick the everloving shit out of you.

After that, though, I’m all yours.

He’s also an asshat. And there IS something wrong with that.

So some Jerk from some website named something like   Judgemental Liberal Assholes for Jesus  (ok so that’s not the site’s name, but it should be) (and also ‘liberal’ is in the name of the site, which I found to be hilarious and also a little bit NOT TRUE) linked to this blog (and many others) in demonstrating why J.K. Rowling is the devil and now everyone will REALIZE that she is the devil because she let it slip that Dumbledore is gay.

I’m not going to link to this persons site as the idea of sending even one hit his way makes me a little sick.

Y’all don’t get me wrong.  I am not a Godless heathen.  I believe in God.  I hope to go to A Much Better Place when I die.

I also happen to think that God loves the Gays.   And the Non-Gays.  And the Tall.  And the Stumpy. And the Near-Sighted.  And the  People on the Freeway Who Drive Under the Speed Limit and in the Left Hand Lane.  God is not selfish with his love, saving it for only those of us who are perfect in mind and body.  Assuming he could find such a person.  Which I doubt.

I don’t think J.K Rowling is going to Hell for writing about wizards. It would follow that I really don’t think she’s going to Hell for writing about a gay wizard.

I don’t think I’m going to hell for reading about wizards, gay or not.

However, I might have to do a do a few months in Purgatory for calling the guy a Nazi.  I suspect I’ll be in good company.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that (No, I really mean it. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that)

I bet y’all thought all the hoopla about the Harry Potter universe was over, huh?

Not so much.

This just in from a reading with J. K. Rowling:

Answering a question posed to her at tonight’s book reading at Carnegie Hall in New York, Harry Potter author JK Rowling said she “always thought Dumbledore was gay” and that he originally fell in love with the wizard Grindelwald.

Rowling also said she had read through Steve Kloves’ script for the movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and corrected a passage in which Dumbledore was reminiscing about past loves by crossing it out and scrawling “Dumbledore is gay” over it.

Upon hearing her response, a hush fell over the audience in attendence and then applause exploded. Rowling remarked that if she had known that would be the response, she would’ve revealed her thoughts on Dumbledore earlier.

I have to say, I didn’t see that coming. Of course, why would I? He was a headmaster and a freedom fighter. His sexuality wouldn’t have come into play with either of those, so it makes sense that it was never mentioned.

What do y’all think?

(For the record, I think it’s cool.  I completely understand why she didn’t choose to make it an issue in the books, but I think it’s cool)

I’m also not good with birthdays.

Yesterday marked the 2nd anniversary of this blog. Ok, not THIS blog, because I have moved 4 times at this point. But I have been blogging for 2 years and 1 day.

I would have posted this yesterday, but I had it in my head that my blogiversary was on the 18th and of course, I was wrong and also I am not very smart.

Am I the only one who looks back at their early blog efforts and cringes so hard your eyelashes curl?

Don’t get me wrong, I know that the crap I write now will not be up for the Nobel prize anytime soon, but that really early stuff read a whole lot like some 14 old year freshman in love with her diary.

Here’s to another year of (hopefully less) sporadic posting about random crap! Yay, me!

Now, I need everyone to have a good thought for Pookie today. He is attempting to make homemade pasta. Since he is kind of preternaturally good at anything to do with food and cooking, I am expecting awesome things and am boiling up some chicken in anticipation of some kickass soup later.

Now, is everyone gearing up for NaBloPoMo? I am! Kinda!

If anyone out there has ANY idea how to post these NaBloPoMo badges, I would appreciate some help.    I appear to suck at it most righteous.

Holy Crap, Batman! It’s almost November!

Y’all are awesome.   I asked you to give me some material for my ‘About Me’ page and you came through with shining colors.   Of course, then I proceeded to forget that I even had a blog for 2 weeks.  It’s one of my cute little quirks.

So anyway, National Blog Posting Month is coming up in November and I will again be participating.  The deal is that I will be posting every single day in the month of November. No, really. Quit laughing.  I can do it.   I’ll just have to put in some, actual, you know, effort.

I’m keeping this one short (so as to save energy, you know) but I did want to provide a link to my NaBloPoMo page.  If you blog and you’d like to participate, it’s super easy to sign up.  Just go here and sign up.  Then friend me.

I do plan to have my brand new About Me page up and ready to go by then (I swear!).

You guys promise to visit every day and read whatever scrap of crap I manage to come up with, right?

So who’s gonna participate in NaBloPoMo?   Let me know so I can look you up.