Saturday, April 22, 2006

I guess the gray has to go!

Your Hair Should Be Orange

Expressive, deep, and one of a kind.
You pull off "weird" well - hardly anyone notices.

Friday, April 21, 2006

My Favorite Ring

I was explaining blogging recently and advocating the use of a ring. My favorite ring! And here's why... Any group that has a tshirt like this is the kind of group I want to join.

So if you're looking for a group of very interesting people. Check out RevGalBlogPals. The link is at the bottom of this page or to your right.

Fab Five Favorites

The Rev Gal Pals meme for the week.... On this particular day, these are my favorites:

  1. Fruit - Raspberries
  2. Song - Can't think of one right now. Sodachick keeps playing, "You've had a bad day" really loudly around the house.
  3. Beverage - Diet Coke with a real lime or a Tanqueray Martini on the rocks, dry with four olives.
  4. Shoes - Birkenstocks
  5. Flower - Tulips

Happy Birthday Sodachick!

It's official! As of 8:27am this morning, I am the mother of a full fledged teenager. How did this happen? (I know, I know! It's a matter of biology.) How did my baby become this mythical creature- the teenage girl!

Five of the girl's friends are coming for a sleepover tonight after having home made pizza and chocolate fondue. (It's a retro, budget oriented party.) Her french class is going on a luncheon field trip today and her friends will certainly decorate her locker before class. Me? I'm going to work and at 8:27am I'm going to sit quietly and remember that little bundle they laid on my chest. Still a little damp and sticky, but oh so beautiful. She snuggled in and my life has never been the same.

Criminal Behavior

Recently, Lutheran Zephyr posted the following:

Sales of Duke University lacrosse team t-shirts and hats have sharply (and disturbingly) increased since the indictment of two white team members on charges for the rape and kidnapping of an African-American woman two weeks ago.

Is this benign support for a troubled university organization, or a new symbol of defiance for over-privledged, rich white kids in the highly stratified Old South? I'm skeptical of the former, but sure as heck hope it is not the latter.

"I have a dream," Martin Luther King, Jr. once proclaimed. Let's keep dreaming, friends, and keep struggling to achieve those dreams.

My question- why does this act of violence get so much more attention than the other 60,000 rapes committed in this country over the last year? Every two and a half minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.

One in six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape, and 10% of sexual assault victims are men.

In 2003-2004, there were an average annual 204,370 victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault.

It's not that this case isn't important. It's just that it isn't the only crime like this that has happened of late. What makes this a national news story for weeks?