"LOL! I just got a new (FREE!) blood glucose meter today. guess that's my holiday present from MediCareless.
When I was about 7 my mother gave me the album of Loretta Young reading "The Littlest Angel." (A REAL…"
"I think she is...but she hasn't been to a "meeting" in several months. First of all, she's an Aspie (never diagnosed, but I know), and a hypochondriac, so she always has an excuse ready when one of her "friends"…"
"One of my cats "camped out" under the tree as soon as we strung the lights on it, and hardly moved till we took it down after the holidays. His name was "T. (for Tasmanian) Devil" My JWitless sister hated that name,…"
"My family's traditional seasonal salad:
Avocado slices in tomato or V8 aspic. (a splash of Snap-E-Tom is good, too.) If you want to get really fancy, arrange slices of Spanish olives in the aspic. Serve with any white…"
"An atheist friend of mine was raised in a very strict Lutheran family (her grandfather was a humorless minister and missionary, and her father was a very talented church organist).
As a young child, she had nightmares about hell for years, and then…"
"I'm old enough to remember when people had the attitude that "They wouldn't print it if it weren't true." They originally only thought that about newspapers (never heard of "yellow journalism" Hah!),…"
"Yep. Several years ago the so-called History Channel showed a mini-series trying to rationalize the myth about the plagues that were supposedly inflicted on the Egyptians because of Pharaoh's actions. I watched it out of curiosity…"
"Festivus? (I never watched "Seinfeld" so I don't really know what the Festivus Pole business was all about. A dead Yule/xmas tree? Anyway, I think it was supposed to be a spoof on religious observances.)"
"Both. Plus you left out the holey ghost...he's in there somewhere, too.
That's why I love Robert Ingersoll's "Mathematics of the Trinity." Dan Barker set it to music, and I have the song on my hard drive, but I…"
"S' funny (peculiar) that when I was still going to church, Sundays, Wednesday evenings, Tuesday buybull study, the whole routine, (in my teens), and praying my heart out that my dad would stop drinking, I was always terrified of the idea of…"
"I'm just glad that there is no verifiable evidence that any of the buybull stories are true.
I enjoyed the scent of having a pine tree in the house for a couple of weeks, and our cats were fascinated with the lights. Plus candles, baking…"
"Hi. I have two main attitudes about Solstice/Christmas celebrations. First, that the fun parts are ALL from earlier pagan times...the decorated trees and other greenery in the house, candles, a fire on the hearth, feasting, giving gifts,…"