Saturday, November 29, 2008

You'd Think They'd Leave Me Alone..... now. This is the third time in the last 6 months i've had Christian people come to my door forcing literature on me. Here is the dialogue:

Hi there I know it's cold and we're letting all of your heat out but I wanted to talk to you today about God and Creationism. I started smiling. Here's the dialogue:

Her: People have wondered where we have came from for thousands of years
Me: Actually it's longer than that.
Her: riight...well i'd like to ask you what is it that you believe?
Me: I believe in being a good person without a great reward in the end.
Her: Well.. that's... interesting.
Her: You know there is a lot of evil in the world and we believe they could use God in their lives.
Me: Actually most "evil" people believed in God.. like Hitler.
Her: Oh.
Her: Right here in this scripture it says; "Man was created by a higher being" (I'm paraphrasing badly here)
Me: I have this book on my shelf by this guy named Darwin.
Her: hahaha riiight.
Her: So here in this article of our church newsletter there is this interesting information about a beetle and how God constructed it.
Me: Well I have this magazine on my table called National Geographic that explains how they just recovered bones from a 25,000 year old Neanderthal showing they were around after Modern humans entered to Spain from Africa.
Her: Well isnt that special.
Me: Well it's a fact and it's very interesting.
Enter Aidan with snot running down his nose (has a severe cold). He starts to shiver because it's 30 degrees outside.
Her: Oh it looks like he has a cold (she has a disgusted look on her face and starts to cover her nose and mouth as if my son is going to sneeze on her from 10 feet away)
Aidan (as many of you know - has Autism and Fragile X Syndrome) is obsessed with pendulums and opening and shutting doors (swinging things) He starts closing the door in her face.
Her: I'd like to leave this newsletter
Me: That's alright, i'll keep reading my "special" books and magazines. Have a good day.

As soon as the door was closed, Aidan clapped.

I wanted to say I was Jewish but I had a wreath on my door.

My "savior":

Image by me.

Friday, November 28, 2008


There's nothing like sleeping in until 10am after slaving over a stove with my sisters and my mother to feed - ourselves. Everything turned out perfectly. Cooking together is something we seem to do every year on a day in November and December. It's truly the only time we're ever all in the same room - and that's pretty great.

Then of course it's also great when one of your best friends calls you up at 11:30pm saying; "hey wanna watch The Machinist?" Cool. Nothing like a psychocolgical thriller to finish off Thanksgiving!

He had wine and cheesecake too.

I'm staying in today from the wrath of crazy people on this ridiculous Bank Holiday. I'll finish it off with hugs and kisses from my little guy.

Excerpt from yesterday from my 6 year old neice while we're eating pie together in the kitchen:

Her: Sarah, sometimes I hear jesus talking to me in my head and he wont shut up!
Me: Well what is he saying?
Her: he told me to vote for Barack Obama.

This is her shot on my TLR and how I feel about this day:

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I Love Being From the South...

Well just once a year...

Everyone tries to re-do a traditional southern Thanksgiving. I can say; "yeah I grew up on this in the south."

I'm going to my sisters house tomorrow and she, my mom, and my other sister are making dinner. Starting at 9am!

Here's the menu:

Turkey with rosemary butter and traditional gravy
Apple- Cranberry Stuffing
Smashed Potatoes with garlic, basil, and cheddar cheese
Green Bean Casserole
Candied Yams
Baked macaroni with Colby cheese
Broccoli Cornbread
7 Layer Salad

Pumpkin Pie
Peach Cobbler
Dirt Cake

and drumroll please... SWEET TEA.

I love this time of year. So far so good.

Have a good Thanksgiving, y'all. ; )

Image by Seirge

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Fountain

Image by me. Aidan spinning...

Life is just a dream, and we're the imagination of ourselves....

I remember seeing this movie 2 years ago and coming back from it; "stop analyzing life, live in the moment."

When I found out Fragile X Syndrome could be cured, it not only reminded me but hit me as; one of the best movies i'd ever seen and the actual point....

You only live once, dont battle the future, relish in the present

The soundtrack is a collection of some of the most beautiful music i've ever heard...


this trailer doesnt even come close to doing this movie justice... Not even close.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


... is German for; "Jump".

I am, headfirst...into life. It is too short. I've been into philosophy and psychology most of my life and mostly realized life is too short to analyze it.

Dive or JUMP headfirst. Just know the consequences going in. Seems simple? It isnt, just be prepared.

Like almost being hit by this car while in a straightjacket;

Image by Ethan Long