Tuesday, November 29, 2011
So Albertson's is not my favorite store. It is just too expensive. It is also almost 5 miles away from my house! I have Stater Bros, WinCo, Food 4 less (never step foot in that store), Target, and Costco all within 2 miles, so why travel 5 miles to an expensive store. Today I needed Potato Dumplings for St. Nick, saffron, caraway seeds, currants, and ultra tampons. So why did I travel 5 miles to an expensive store? Because they carry all those items and the stores closer to me do not!
Posted by Tori at 8:48 AM
Saturday, November 12, 2011
No painkillers please, we're British - USATODAY.com
Last year, our book club group began the discussion of Freedoms versus Securities. It is actually interesting to think about. China is a very safe country. They have lots of security. However, they have minimal freedoms! The freedoms we have here in America make it so some of our security is taken away. Now I am not concerned about the security of going outside for a bike ride, but my children are not protected in the public school with the curriculum being taught. For the most part, I would have to say that America does have freedom AND security, but our country was founded on freedoms, not securities.
The above article is a great look at the securities in England, but not necessarily their freedoms.
Posted by Tori at 8:52 PM
Mommy Life: Transgendered Girl Scouts - yes, really
No thoughts need be expressed. He sums it up!
Posted by Tori at 8:25 PM
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
So, my niece (16) was required to read this book for school. She was enjoying it, so I asked to read it after she was finished. I think it is an moderately-easy read and something I want to keep reading to learn more about. With that said. I am not finishing the book. It is a women's lib book. The main character is married with 2 children and the family is spending their summer on an island resort. She spends her time with an unmarried man while her husband goes to work on the ferry and her children spend their time with a nanny. So of course this will eventually lead to divorce, a broken family and all because of selfishness! This book is not making me a better person. The husband is not a bad guy. He is very nice and attentive, when the wife lets him. I do not appreciate Warren more because of this book. I don't appreciate my life better. Her life is great, she just is choosing to be selfish!
So my question is, why on earth does a 16 year old required to read this book for school? Maybe there is something else to come in the book? I read 57 of the 133 pages and yet, nothing to make me a better person. There is a selection of short stories by the same author in the book. One of the titles is 'A Shameful Affair'. Great choose of books for our impressionable teenagers! No security! (see post on pain killers)
Posted by Tori at 9:31 AM
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Almost three years ago, my mother got a new puppy. It was very tiny and was often cold. My mom solved her problem by carrying the dog around in her 'brocket'. Clever. Since then many girls and women are using their 'brockets' for cell phones, money, lipstick, etc. In fact, I believe my grandma used her 'brocket' for her tissues. So, this idea is actually not new, but very popular. It is so popular, that at the LA County Fair, there was a lady selling bras with pockets! Now, she didn't have my mom's great name, but still, she was selling them =)
So, why am I thinking about his at 5 in the morning? What else should I think about at 5 in the morning while folding laundry?
Mother Theresa came to mind. Do you think she would have stuck her hand down her shirt, IN PUBLIC, IN FRONT OF THE POPE to pull out a list she had made or to get a tissue? NO!!!!!! Are you kidding me. That would have been gross. The media would have had something unpleasant about Mother Theresa to talk about. And what about President Obama or any other male pubic figure? How would you like to see them stick their hands in their UNDERWEAR to get some money? Anybody else here grossed out?!
So the bigger problem is really the lack in class, respect, etc. in our society as a whole. The 'What is convenient for me is what I am going to!' attitude. Our standard of dress and standard about what is acceptable to do and say in public and mixed company has changed. I know I contribute to it, but hopefully I can make some positive changes in my life might just be old-fashioned =)
Posted by Tori at 6:47 AM