Thursday, June 15, 2006


So yeah. I just realized that I'm really quite unusual, at least in today's society. How so? Well, aside from my obvious mental quirks, there's quite a lot that would get me some weird looks in certain parts.

I don't have a boyfriend, nor do I really want one at the moment.

I don't think boyfriends are a big necessary for a fifteen-year-old.

My family is stable, my parents have been married to each other for over 30 years, all of my siblings and I share the same parents, and my parents have only been married once.

I think that obeying the parents is a good way to live (and continue to stay alive, at least in my house), and that having good familial relationships is a wonderful thing.

I am Christian, and am not afraid to stand up for that fact that I am religious.

I'm one of the teens who can say they are satisfied with their bodies (or at least mostly satisfied).

I have friends that I can actually talk to, not just call my friends and not actually mean it.

I enjoy reading for hours a day.

I believe that going to college is essential for making a decent living to support onesself and one's family.

I believe that brains and character are more important than beauty.

I think that abstinence is a really good method of birth control/being safe/avoiding a whole lot of trouble.

So did I miss anything?

Current Mood: Thoughtful

Random Useless Fact of the Day: There's a reason that copper rivets are only used on the pockets of blue jeans. Levi Strauss (of denim fame) heard about the little problem of cowboys settling next to a campfire, causing copper metal to do what a metal does best: conduct heat. The rivets would heat up to pretty high temperatures, and, well... You can imagine why cowboys sang mournfully.

Monday, June 05, 2006

And Here We Go Again

Well, I promised you people an actual post, didn't I? I suppose I should get to that before I forget (again).

Aside from the events surrounding Memorial Day, like my grandpa getting into a car wreck (he's okay; he's got a new car, it was the other guy's fault), the annual family barbeque at my aunt's house (and her gigantic swimming pool), and getting out of school for the summer (thank you, Jesus!), there's not a whole lot that's been happening. Well, I did get my blue belt in taekwondo, moved up to the intermediates' class, and was invited to join the Black Belt Club (which I will, woot!!).

Not exactly sure why I was invited for the Black Belt Club; I'm just getting the hang of my blue belt. It was really a surprise to see the invitation in the mail. Only a few students get invited, and only the instructor's reccommendation will get you in. Apparently I fulfill all the necessary qualities, so I'll be heading to that particular class. The thing I'm really looking forward to in this class is that I get to start learning stuff with weapons. That's right, they're giving me nunchucks and a pair of escrima sticks! Yay blunt objects! Well, not giving; there's a membership fee, but still. And then there's the little patch you get to stick on your uniform... I'm sure it'll be a blast.

That's pretty much what's been happening around here at Lake Woebegone, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average. (Now let's see how long it take Garrison Keillor to sue me for using his quote.)

Current Mood: Tired

Random Useless Fact of the Day: The guillotine WAS NOT invented by Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, a deputy to the French Estates General. The first working model of the guillotine was made by a German engineer, so no one knows how it was named after Dr. Guillotin. The e was added at the end to make the word rhyme in various revolutionary ballads.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

We don't exist. Not physically, anyway.-- Christian Science

No, I'm not talking about science in the Christian perspective. That's a completely different subject, one that actually makes sense. Today it's the religion. Strap on your helmets, kids! It's the Cult of the Month!

Christian Science

Founder: Mary Baker Eddy, via the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

First Founded: 1875

Some Basic Beliefs: Are you ready for this? *ahem* Sin doesn't exist. Go ahead, re-read that. I'll give you a second. Done? Yeah, physical matter doesn't exist, either. Disease is also nonexistant. All physical matter, disease, and evil are a product of Malicious Animal Magnetism. God is Principle, Truth, Love, and Goodness all rolled into one, but is very impersonal; He is described as a "divine Mind." Biblical prayer is actually a hinderance to spiritual growth. (Yeah, I'm weirded out about that one, too.) Man is "spiritual and perfect" (according to Mrs. Eddy herself). Since God is Principle, Principle is all, God is good, and God is all, then all is good. (My logic machine just broke.)

Evaluation: Argh. Right, let's first tackle the whole "there is no sin" thing. If Mrs. Eddy really did believe the Bible, then she would know that God completely validates the existance of Satan and evil. So we can throw that one out the window. Next, God created Adam out of material things and took part of his material body to create another material body- Eve. He gave man material bodies with material needs. In other words, you really have to have pretty much no ability to think logically in order to follow this religion. There are too many gaping holes.

Disclamer: It's really the same one as last time. I'm giving out my (unsolicited) opinion of religions. I'm honestly not trying to rip up any particular person (except maybe Tom Cruise, but that was last month). Don't sue me. I only have about ten dollars.