Friday, March 31, 2006 

The Da Vinci Code

As you can see, I have taken Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code* “off the bookshelf.” The Da Vinci Code was never on my must read list. Murder mysteries aren’t my thing. Mainstream bestsellers aren’t my thing. So, why I am reading The Da Vinci Code? One of my former student workers, one of the few that I enjoyed talking with, absolutely loved the book for its historical content. Eventually she wore on me, and after the 22nd, “It’s so good; you’ll really enjoy it,” I acquiesced and promised that I would read it before she graduates. She graduates this summer.

That said, now that I’m reading it I have to say I’m enjoying the subversive goddess worshiping and the Mary-Magdalene-as-royalty theories. Dan Brown isn’t the best writer, but his idea is fun. Incontrovertible evidence that a bunch of misogynist Roman Pagans seeking unlimited power created Christianity is right up my alley. I have no idea how the story is going to end, but for now it’s not such a bad read.

*Thanks to K and T for loaning me their copy.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 

What Will It Take To Impeach The Bastard?


This is a funny photograph, but quite a sad commentary on the political state of this country.


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Friday, March 17, 2006 

I Have Become My Mother

For as long as I can remember, my mother has been a gregarious customer. She can tell you where the fast food drive-through cashier gets her hair done, how many kids the grocery clerk has, and how many times the waitress at her favorite restaurant has left her husband.

Over the last few years I have felt myself becoming more and more like her in this respect. A couple of nights ago when Lunadyke and I found ourselves surrounded by a number of the waitstaff at one of our regular restaurants, I knew that I have indeed become my mother. They all stood around us laughing and joking. And mind you, none of them was our server for the evening. They feel so comfortable with us now that they make jokes about us "not swinging the waiter's way." They mix us special blends of iced tea, and they regularly "forget" to add an entree or salad to our check. Some of them even sit at the table with us to chat. My mom was no fool - it's a good thing to get to know your waitresses and waiters and to treat them well. It fosters good will and respect. And as an added benefit, you know no one will ever spit in your food.

Friday, March 10, 2006 

The Semi-Regular Picture Quiz....Again!


Okay, here's another picture quiz for those of you who may have missed out on the last one.

Monday, March 06, 2006 

The Semi-Regular Picture Quiz



Let the guessing begin!

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