Hate it too.

Retrete, by Daquella manera @ Flickr

I agree with JanieBelle (which is less often than one might expect). I’m just going to repeat what she said exactly, word for word:

I log on. I start Firefox. I see my front page. I love it. I go to my WordPress Dashboard. I turn off the computer. Every. Single. Day.

In a million years, I could not deliberately design a better example of how to utterly and completely ruin a piece of software.

I’m turning the computer off now. Right after I figure out where the hell they put the publish button.

From whence came the art:

That image is titled Retrete, by Daquella manera @ Flicker

Crazy Is As Crazy Does

 The Voices Are Back!!, by goodnight_photography @ Flickr
So I often wonder if I’m totally sane. I don’t hear the Voice of Metatron in my head or anything. I don’t really have three people living in my head, although it seems that way sometimes.

But maybe I do have three different aspects of my personality in there. Maybe that’s the real advantage to having the girls around. Maybe that accounts for why so many people think of us as three separate individuals.

I’m a lot like JanieBelle in some ways, or I guess more accurately stated, she’s a lot like me in some ways. She provides a vent of sorts for a portion of my personality. Overtly sexual yet oddly demure and coy about some things from time to time. Opinionated, informed but still not thoroughly educated. She certainly won’t suffer a fool to continue in foolishness. That part is probably least like me. I’m more likely to allow a creationist (for example) to drone on an on for a while before I step in and say something like, “You have no idea what you’re talking about, do you? Get an education.”

I’m pretty liberal with the swear words at home, more like Kate. I tend to use them less in public out of appropriateness, but I won’t avoid them if I find them useful. I don’t really care much about whether what I say offends people. Don’t think you’ll like my answer? Don’t ask the question. Disagree with me? That’s your fault.

Kate doesn’t say much or blog much, but kind of reads and learns. She’s less articulate, more forceful.

It’s funny how different people who know us all have preferences. Some folks address me when emailing, some JanieBelle. I try to accommodate whoever is writing and answer in the appropriate voice. Mostly it seems that JanieBelle gets the most play. I’m not jealous of that, though I’ve been asked if I am. Hey, she’s pretty attractive, I understand. I think of that as a pretty major compliment, actually.

Having the girls around gives me this place, though. All the craziness and the politics and sex and what-have-you going on over there gives me a quiet place over here. Here I can be mellow and talk about my kids and my dreams and nightmares, memories and my extended family. I like this place.

I’m glad I was talked into keeping them both around after the gag was over.

Am I nutso? Probably.

But I’m OK with that.

From whence came the art:

That photograph is titled The Voices Are Back!!, by goodnight_photography.

WP Working on Garland Theme?

Somebody must be working on the Garland theme.  I apologize for any inconvenience, but apparently they’ve screwed up comments and any posts using the “read the rest of this entry” feature.

This problem is occuring on both this blog and Kissing Corporal Kate (both use the Garland theme), but not on UDoJ, which doesn’t.  If it’s not cleared up shortly, I’ll switch themes to one that works.

Eight Dirty Little Secrets

Dirty Lil SecretI was tagged a bit ago by JanieBelle for this meme.

I’ve taken a while to get to it, rolling it around in the back of my brain, deciding which eight things I’d like to share with the blogosphere. As of this moment, I really only have one thing decided on, so we’ll start with that.

Crap. I’ve forgotten what that was already.

Whatever, here’s eight random things off the top of my head.

Head below the fold to read them.

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Under 17 Not Admitted

What's My Blog Rated?

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:

  • sex (6x)
  • ass (5x)
  • pissed (4x)
  • crappy (3x)
  • fuckin (2x)
  • whore (1x)

Well, I suppose JanieBelle will be annoyed. hehehe

Click the image to have your blog rated.  It’s a meme.  I tag Timmi.

Cultism And Child Abuse

Lou FCDOver at After the Bar Closes, there’s a discussion that’s been taking place off and on for about a year now involving (as the title of this post suggests) cultism, child abuse, and whether extreme christian indoctrination qualifies under those headings.

As it happens and as can be read in that thread, I’m a recovered (-ing?) fundy. After some wandering discussion, I proposed a sliding scale for irrational behavior that I called the “T.O.S.I.C.A.” It’s recently been bumped up for further discussion, and I thought I’d point it out, in the hope that you might find the topic as interesting and thought provoking as I do.

(Just a note of clarification – Sir Toejam changed his handle to Ichthyic on the board since that conversation started, just so you’re aware that they are one and the same person.)

More below the fold…

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Feels about like 39 so far. “Another day older and deeper in debt” to quotemine Tennessee Ernie Ford.

So I feel like the body is about 89, but I still think of myself as about 19. Is that a problem? I dunno.

Of course, I’ve only been 40 for a little more than two weeks, so maybe I have to wait for the full experience…

I certainly never expected to see my fortieth birthday.

“If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself. ” – Eubie Blake