Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Don't know much about religion?

"When it comes to religion, there are a lot of things that Americans are unfamiliar with. That's the main takeaway," says Greg Smith, a senior researcher at the think tank and one of the main authors of the survey.
Smith has a theory about why atheists did so well on the quiz - they have thought more about religion than most people.
"Very few people say that they were raised as atheists and agnostics," he explains.
About three out of four were raised as Christians, he says.
"They were raised in a faith and have made a decision to identify themselves with groups that tend to be fairly unpopular," atheists and agnostics, he says.

Check out the article here: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/28/dont-know-much-about-religion-youre-not-alone-study-finds/?hpt=C1

And in case you were curious, I'm atheist, raised Southern Baptist.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

30th post

My red t-shirt has one word on it: UPDOG.

If I only ever get one person that asks me "What's updog?" while wearing it, my shirt will be worth the $6.50.

I'm just crossing my fingers that someone finds this as funny as I do.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm losing my favorite game

In case any of you were curious, one of my least favorite noises is a cat vomiting. Primarily because after I hear that noise, I know it's time to play absolute least favorite game, "Vomit Hunt". As in, I know I heard it, now where is it?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sloth love Chunk!

Last night a few of us went to the Celebration Cinema's Late Night Cult Classic of the week. This week it was one of my favorites, The Goonies. If you have not watched this movie ever, why are you reading this? Go rent it, buy it, see it tonight at Celebration Cinema! For FSM's sake, it's only $3 at the theater! Anyway, I'm bummed I missed Fight Club last weekend, but we had lots to do anyway, with celebrating Labor Day weekend and a wedding. I am going to do everything in my power to see the other films they're showing for this promotion, because they are some of my favorites. ESPECIALLY Labyrinth, I bet that looks awesome on a big screen.

One of the funniest parts about seeing The Goonies was looking around in the theater--I think I was the only person in the theater that was actually alive when the movie came out. I was 2, but that still strikes me as interesting. The other funny part about seeing The Goonies was this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5UG7ISJfP0

I've neglected my knitting for a bit in order to finish a book. It's called "The Thirteenth Tale" by Dianne Setterfield. It has captivated me. I haven't been sucked in by a book like this in a very long time. Go read this book. NOW. It's a ghost story, fictional biography, mystery, journey-of-the-self, and gothic novel all in one. Also, it is a book for book lovers. I can't give you a synopsis, because I wouldn't know where to start.

"You have given nineteen different versions of your life story to journalists in the last two years alone."
She shrugged. "It's my profession. I'm a storyteller."
This book has me up at night not wanting to sleep because I can't wait to see what happens next. Speaking of what happens next, I'm going to get a brownie and go back to reading. Later gators.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Soxy lady

I finished my first sock! And I have the yarn I need for sock #2, thanks to Sam.

I'm pretty excited about it. I'm not excited about working tonight, I just want to take a nap. But I've worked on some other projects as well: a hat and matching mittens, the inside of a baby blanket (I just have to pick up stitches and knit the border), and the outside of what could maybe be a diddy bag/make up bag. I also tried using old felted projects that were mishaps and cutting them to make felt coasters. Do you know what happens to knit felt when you cut it? you end up with little tiny fibers ALL OVER. My couch and carpet were covered in grey and black fibers.

I guess that's all for now... I'm sleepy and I somehow have to make it through closing the library on a weeknight when I haven't in nearly a year.