November 3, 2009

10 Hail Marys

Forgive me......
  1. I let Arun play outside in our front yard all by himself.  And this has been going on since this spring.  He has rules and boundaries for his outside play - if he disobeys them, he immediately has to come inside.  In the past month, I have been letting Anjali play outside with him more and more. However, I recently read on a site where a mom was pummeled into a virtual-reality bloody pulp for a similar admission.
  2. I am very perplexed with the author Toni Morrisson.  I really do NOT like her writing style, yet she weaves such compelling tales.  It is like loving the work of a particular fashion designer but hating the color and fabrics that are used. 
  3. I love watching Faux News.  Yes, me.  The same one who claims to be conservatively liberal on her Facebook profile.  I particularly enjoy watching Bill O'Reilly since he has the mannerisms of a hardened criminal, but at least he gets good guests.  I cannot watch Glenn Beck, though - that shrieking harpie screeching about the sky falling grates on my eardrums.  If I were President, I would not invite him to my house, either! (on that topic, I suspect that BeelzeBush also would not have invited a "news" network actively organizing protests against him.)
  4. Yesterday, when I picked up some lint from the carpet with my hairy cricket legs, I realized I was most likely due for a shave.  And that I probably needed to vacuum the carpet.  Huh.
  5. I have been researching bearded dragons.  Oh yes, I HAVE.
  6. I listen to Dr. Laura.  Nearly every day.  I think she is too harsh with her callers, but since most of her callers are idiots who have screwed up their lives to the extent they are compelled to ask a frocking stranger on the radio for advice, it is difficult to summon much sympathy. As such, I simply turn the volume up higher.  Because I actually agree with her views on family value (save the parts that are homophobic, of course)
  7. Over the weekend, I tweeted the following and am duly ashamed:






What do you need to confess today?

10 comments:

The Hunter's Prize said...

I let my baby play outside and I often go back inside for a quick minute for random things. We live in a small town and have very little traffic. I don't leave him alone for long, but as he gets older I will.

I also stole his candy but he had nothing good.

~Ifer said...

I will confess that I am perplexed by the title of "10 Hail Marys" when you have 7 items on your list. This is not a fault of yours, this is my OCD kicking in and puzzling this fact.

I will confess that I have not written in my blog much in the past few weeks because I am struggling with personal demons and I am not ready to talk yet.

I will confess that I miss writing in my blog.

I will confess that I don't have children to steal candy from, so therefore, we buy an entire bag for ourselves. We also don't have trick-or-treaters to justify said purchase.

Melanie said...

I think the 10 hail mary's refers to a common penance handed down for sins confessed.... not the actual number of "sins"

my confession:

the internets have made me lazy....ok they didnt MAKE me lazy, but they have made it easier to do so....back in the day I had to go to the library and stock up on books to be as unproductive as I have been lately....

Average Jane said...

I showed your #7 tweet to my sister while we were in the midst of raiding her children's candy stashes. We both got a good chuckle out of it.

Melanie said...

oh and I totally raided my kids candy.... but I think we need to start a new trend..... there needs to be WAY more dark chocolate handed out. the kids wont want it anyway and then they will happily hand it over!!!

alimomof3 said...

I confess that I shave my legs only once a week in the jeans/long pajama weather.

I confess that we have a beardy and love him. Although his eating habits rival that of my 3 boys'. And I've been making all the cricket runs lately...

I confess that I'm judging you a little for your viewing and listening habits. ;)

Amira @ Define "Mature" said...

Hilarious!

I confess that today I spent more time doing what I wanted to do rather than what I should've been doing.

Like, the paper I need to write, the two tests I should be studying for, and Quiz due tonight etc. But I'm online checking out my favorite blogs instead!

Anjali said...

No confessions, but just a shout out to tell you that you and I would make very good neighbors. I wouldn't think anything of seeing your kids in the front yard.

Olivia said...

I confess I don't listen to Dr. Laura, but I have a question about her and your agreement on family values. Aside from her homophobia, do you not find her stance on the importance of SAHMs to be hypocritcal given that she, a mother, works? She is also very anti-choice, is she not?

D. said...

I confess that I often go months, yes plural, without shaving in the winter.

I also confess that I take from my daughter's candy stash every day when she goes down for a nap.