Saturday, October 30, 2004

Ice Tea

I feel like writing about ice tea, but it's out of season, you know? At least up north here, it is. And I always drink it unsweetened anyway, which is not Southern at all. The only sweet tea I ever drink is when someone else makes it, or I am sick. Then I use honey.

I'm writing about it anyway. The best tea to make for ice tea is either good ol' Lipton or Constant Comment. Heavy bodied teas with some taste that comes through the chilling. I also buy commercial green tea with Ginseng and Honey. Usually Arizona brand.

Where's the love?

Sometimes I write my heart out for my blogs ( not this one- this one is for me). In the others, though, and I get rejection issues going. Where's my linky love? But -ok- I know that I say things that are not popular feed fodder, so what do I expect? You know what I really wonder? Whether I am simply not linked because I am mediocre.
Agghhhhhh, the pain, the thought gives painnnnn.

What I am watching

I like that School of Rock movie. My kids are watching and ...what can I say? I just like that movie. I have also been bad. I really think so. I watched some cd's of the Buffy tv show. It is highly entertaining , but very erroneous view of demonic worlds and the effects on people. And although the word 'god' is used alot... it is totally contentless.

But my fav character is Spike. The only excuse I have for myself is that I now have a closer bead on what today's generation believes about the spiritual realm, via the entertainment media anyway. But the internet has given me that, so it is redundant in that factor.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

I wrote last month about the vertigo returning. I came across an exercise that is supposed to work - it is something that I read referred to on official medical sites, and I finally found it on a medical reference site... although I will have to find that url. The info I copied is this:
In general, MEP does not seem too complicated. It involves sitting on a bed and turning the head to the side of the affected ear. Next, the person lies back quickly onto a pillow and waits for 30 seconds. Then, without raising up, the head is turned face up 90 degrees for another 30 seconds. Finally, the entire body and head are turned another 90 degrees to the opposite side for a final 30 seconds. This routine is to be repeated 3 X's a day until a person feels no vertigo for at least 24 hours.

sounds easy enough, doesn't it?
I'm a little frustrated lately. Some of it is in my own distractedness, some in having to correct things on the computer ( the updates and the virus programs and numerous other things), and some with the irritating habits of some bloggers.

I keep getting called on in the most picyune stuff and addressed with the most patronizing manner. Read my links, read my posts.... as if I hadn't already. I did, I had, I do again.... but it is just patronizing junk, and I know that. I know it is personal dislike of my style, but I feel the wisest way to deal with it is just patiently move ahead. Do what they ask and then move ahead. Just because I think the things I want to say are important enough. I'd link to somebody else that said it better, but just am not coming across it. Especially with the religious sorts.

Religious sorts get under my skin. Especially when they -unknowingly or not- gut the faith they say they ascribe to. I won't argue secular subjects on a religious base. I have seen many a Christian just get creamed with that. I tend to think justifiably so, although my sympathies are with the Christian. But it is time to recognize that we deal in a secular post-Christian society and the language we speak to defend matter of doctrine and faith will have to be adjusted.

I learned that along time ago, very pre-computer days for me. I was witnessing to a neighbor and in the middle she just cut me off with "I don't believe in the Bible", etc. I was totally, I mean totally non-plussed at the time. It just shut me up... because at that time I just didn't know how to address someone who just flat-out gave the Bible no credence.

I have come a very long way from that time. I know how to engage the thinking now, but my challenge is for it to actually make a difference.

I do appreciate those Christians who are gentler than me... especially some of the women bloggers. I wish I could be as comforting, but this is not how I was made. Too bad for me, really. But I know that God knows what He is doing. I really have behaved myself very politely in the blogging world, but I guess it is not polite enough. I don't know whether it is because I eat too many locusts or what.

that's a joke ;)

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Blue Cat's Graphics - Original Cat and Non-Cat Stuff.

This is posted as a public service to all you cat-lovers out there... super nice graphics and all the cats and kitties your heart could desire. Even Anime Cat icons! And cat folders... and kitty Firefox themes...well, you get the picture.