Closed minds should come with closed mouths..

I heard a preview of a news story earlier about an Ohio landlord who hung a sign outside the fence of a public pool that read ‘Public Pool whites only’. I never heard anything else about it, so I texted my sister-in-law, who lives in Ohio, and asked her about it. She told me that this lady in Cincinnati was claiming that the hair products of a black girl were “making the water cloudy”.

Has this lady never heard of swimming caps!? I mean, I am outraged by the ignorance and closed minds of some people! This is 2012!! There is no reason why someone has any right to be like that towards another person, no matter what race they are. The apartment manager, I believe her name is Jamie Hein, said she is not racist at all and the sign was just an antique that she collected..uh-huh.

First of all, if you don’t have a problem with race, why are you collecting “whites only” swimming pool signs and putting them on the fence of the swimming pool in the building you manage?

Second of all, you’re full of shit.

Third, of all, on the off-chance you were actually concerned about the cloudy pool water — which you weren’t, but let’s pretend — the rational response would have been to institute a swimming cap policy. The rational response is never — and I mean never ever – a ”WHITES ONLY” sign.

And finally, if you’re going to be racist, just be RACIST. Own it! Why make up nonsense about cloudy pool water? Just go ahead and let your racist freak flag fly! I mean, what’s next? Banning black children from pools because you heard somewhere that black kids are three times more likely to pee in a pool than white kids?

This is just so ridiculous. I hope this little girls dad sues the shit out of this crazy lady.


This could piss some people off…for real!

So, I know that breastfeeding is the best nutrition for a new baby, and I have nothing against it. I breastfed my son for a few months. The thing is, I NEVER breastfed him in public. I had a pump for that. Not only would it make me feel uncomfortable, but I would not want to make anyone else feel uncomfortable by me pulling my boob out and feeding my kid!

That being said, the other day I was at Braeden’s school for his Christmas party. Everyone was having a great (as much as could be expected for a 3rd grade party) time. Brae was handing out his Christmas candy, and I was there, camera in hand, as usual. I turn to see, what I’m guessing is, a classmates mom holding her baby with her back towards me. As she turns around all I can see is bare flesh! She had IT ALL out! This is a 3rd grade class, mind you, and this hippy-looking lady is standing there half naked in front of 30+ kids!

You can bet your ass I shot her the dirtiest look I could, although I’m sure it was more of a look of shock and what-the-hell-are-you-doing, than that of antipathy. Am I wrong, or do they not make all kinds of materials that are used to cover up in the instances that you would need to feed your child!? Hell, even a baby blanket would work! This is something you should be prepared for if you plan on breastfeeding.

I know that there is a lot of media attention right now with the incident in Texas, I believe, which I think is completely ridiculous on Targets part for asking this woman to leave, if she wasn’t exposed, and also on the part of all the breastfeeding mothers who showed up for the “nurse-in”.

Anyway, just wanted to share my thoughts and, more or less, blow off steam.

New Years Quotes

Happy New Year!

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to. ~Bill Vaughn

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~Bill Vaughan

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. ~Author Unknown

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. ~Author Unknown

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. ~Benjamin Franklin

No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam. ~Charles Lamb

New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. ~Charles Lamb

Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it’s twice as onerous a duty. ~John Selden

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~Hal Borland

The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
~Hartley Coleridge

New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights. ~Hamilton Wright Mabie

The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months! ~Edward Payson Powell

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~Oprah Winfrey

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to. ~P.J. O’Rourke

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past. ~Henry Ward Beecher

New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. ~Mark Twain

The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows. ~George William Curtis

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever. ~Mark Twain

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. ~Author Unknown

And ye, who have met with Adversity’s blast,
And been bow’d to the earth by its fury;
To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass’d
Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury –
Still, fill to the Future! and join in our chime,
The regrets of remembrance to cozen,
And having obtained a New Trial of Time,
Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen.
~Thomas Hood

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. ~Brooks Atkinson

Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer.
~Walter Scott

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. ~Oscar Wilde

Hello world!

Wow! This is my first ever blog post…who’s excited!?

My posts will be random and contain anything from family life, my hatred for Sarah Palin and her ignorance, products that I love, ex’s, school..and so on and so forth. I have a crazy, dry, odd sense of humor according to my husband. If I offend you, you can leave a comment, but I will possibly delete that shit if I feel that it is completely ridiculous!

Well, I don’t really have anything else to say, and I’m busy and have things to do. So, grab your coffee..or Irish coffee in my case, and settle in people…you’re in for a wild ride!!