Sunday, February 15, 2009

Trails and Tribulations

This little girl, caused me serious problems last night.

I was at work, and I had a very busy day. (Never a dull moment doing server support for Citigroup.)

After my shift was over, all I wanted to do was go home, eat and relax. My day started off on the wrong foot. I left my house with only the money in my jeans. Ten dollars, hardly enough to survive in Tribecca for the day. Ate breakfast and toughed it out for the day.

Time to go home! Have my camera gear with me, testing some settings for night action photography. Turned my car on while I was shooting. I was satisfied with the results of the experiment. Put my camera on the passenger side and closed the door. Oh my lord.

Once my car is turned on, the doors automatically lock. So that was my problem, doors locked without a single cent in my pocket. I had money at home, but my house keys are attached to my car keys.

After a few hours in the cold, I was able to have a friend come down and bring me some money to pay Pop a Lock. 85 Dollars and it took the guy 60 seconds to get into my vehicle.

Lesson learned. Don’t keep your house keys on the same key ring as your car keys. I also gave my best friend a copy of my house keys.

---Foot Note---

Now that I look at the picture I chose of AthEna, it's in the same exact place. Talk about adding insult to injury. I should have just given the glass one of these kicks and it would have all been over with.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

I'm curious to know what the big deal is about Feb. 14th? Do you really need a holiday to remind you that you love someone? Or do you really need an excuse to schedule something nice, or even have sex?

Make Valentine's Day, every day. If you truly love someone, do something special for them daily. If you want to have sex, for crying out loud, just make it happen.

I'm disgusted with how commercial the USA is. Everything is a shopping event, everything is a sale, and everything cost something. I totally lost it when I saw a Jewish person buying Christmas presents for their kids. I have nothing against the Jewish community, I just think it's ironic that they are still awaiting their messiah, but partake in the birth of Jesus Christ because it's a commercial holiday.

Bottom line, you love everyday. Not just on February 14th.
---End of Rant---

Friday, February 13, 2009

Big Love Style Polygamy

The discussion I’m having over on Facebook, was inspired by the values of polygamy as depicted by the HBO series, Big Love.

After getting caught up with this season, I wondered, why is it that consensual polygamy's illegal?

If a man has the means to support multiple families, why can’t he take multiple wives?

After a little bit of research, there really is no explanation other than the Mormons giving that up to have Utah become a state.

This is what I found, and totally agree with:

Polygamy being illegal, is an artifact from the days when the Mormons gave up (or agreed to give up) polygamy in exchange for becoming a state. It is out of their argument with what was then a largely Christian, and Protestant, country, and people were just plain envious of their special privilege in having more than ... Read Moreone wife.

So why, can’t a man/woman take multiple wives/husbands?

Because sadly, the laws were written when the US was a Christian government. That hasn’t been the case in many years, and some ‘older’ laws need to be re-written. What ever happened to keeping religion and the government separate?

Whether it’s consensual or not, men and women will, till the end of time, will take multiple partners. And believe it or not, if they all know about each other, its’ Polygamy: Whether you’re married or not.

Bigamy, having multiple wives/relationships and not letting the one know of the other one, is something I’m against. I’m also against the ‘cult’ type of polygamy where marriages are pre-arranged, or any religion that has pre-arranged marriages. The union of man and woman is something special that involves more than a woman’s ability to bear children. Love is required, and so is choice.

Let’s discuss…