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Wednesday, November 21, 2007 My Living Will











Last night, my best friend and I were sitting in the living room and I said to her, 'I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug.'

So she got up, unplugged the TV, and threw out my wine.

She's such a bitch...

Gotta Love Maxine! I think she's great and honestly? I think I was the inspiration behind the character. I'm so totally her.

JJ

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Unbeleiveable!

I've done pretty good lately. I've read press and ignored the stupidity of the world but this all is getting into overload.

Back in the early part of the year Ted Turner was going to have classic Tom and Jerry cartoons "touched up" because Tom could be seen smoking a cigarette. This made the wrong impression on a child--Yeah I started smoking because Tom made it look cool--NOT!!! What about these same scenes that show Tom swilling what is obviously a bottle of booze? I can tell you that no one is going to bitch and moan about this. Why? Because unlike the second class smoking citizen, alchohol is much better. WE can churn out drunks instead. Because, you know, what the kids see in these cartoons will dictate what they act like as they're grown.

Bugs Bunny and Looney Toons are panned because they encouraged physical violence. Right, I beat up my little brother because Bugs made it look fun. Please! I love my little brother but even he is on the bandwagon. My nephews can't watch Looney Toons because of the worry they will pound on each other. I've got news for you: they're brothers. They're going to pound on each other even if all you let them see is Thomas the Tank!

Then, last week Santas were told not to say HO HO HO because it may offend women. Okay, if you are offened by HO HO HO, try not being one!

Now I've read an article today panning Sesame Street. The early days of this annoying child's program is now being offered on DVD--and parents are being encouraged NOT to buy it.

The article in the New York Times VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN
says "I asked Carol-Lynn Parente, the executive producer of “Sesame Street,” how exactly the first episodes were unsuitable for toddlers in 2007. She told me about Alistair Cookie and the parody “Monsterpiece Theater.” Alistair Cookie, played by Cookie Monster, used to appear with a pipe, which he later gobbled. According to Parente, “That modeled the wrong behavior” — smoking, eating pipes — “so we reshot those scenes without the pipe, and then we dropped the parody altogether.”


Huh? Cookie was the only cool one on the show. I'm sure every kid who watched "Monsterpiece Theater" rushed right out to buy a pipe so they could smoke and then eat the dang thing. "Cookie made me do it."

Oscar, who's depressing attitude has been slammed, is my second loved character. maybe Oscar is the reason so many children suffer childhood depression, right? There's no other reason.

I'm not saying I was the biggest Sesame Street fan. I watched when I had to because I had children. I was grateful for the technocolored happiness that droned on and on.

Hell, it was better than being stuck with Barney playing on a loop. Which it did in our house from the time my DD was three until she was five when the tape "accidentally" broke. I couldn't take one more minute of the purple abomination.

Look, I know this world has its evils. I know children need to be warned and protected from all the monsters in the world. But for God's sake give them some childhood!

If you want to pan things try going to the kid's clothes manufacturers and getting them to make actual little girl clothes. I don't want to see mini-prostitute wear on any little girl. I've seen little bitty girls who look like Madonna in miniature.

If you want to protect children get rid of the access to sex! The commercial campaign starring children, who can't be more than ten, telling their parents to "talk to me about sex, I'll listen" make me sick.

If you want to protect children fire all the so called musicians who condone violence in their music. The language in those songs amaze me. I have several favorite artists that I'm embaressed to let my mother hear me listening to because of the content and subject matter. I'm almost...well, I'm older and I have sowed my share (and then some) of wild oats. I was and still am a wild child but some of today's music manages to shock and offend even me--and that's saying ALOT!

Remove all the video games that encourage the attempt to steal cars and shoot cops and other humans to gain points. The games that show weapons of mass destruction and get the kids sucked into the thrill of the kill. The creators of these video games and authors of these horrid lyrics scream freedom of speech and are allowed to continue their campaign to corrupt our youth.

I've heard people screaming and shouting about how cruel and stupid parents are for taking their kids hunting because that is so wrong. Yet these same people have no problems letting their kids play Grand Theft Auto or watching todays current television line up.

In this day and age even Disney can't be trusted to create an absolute 100% kid friendly movie or program any more. A fact which I'm sure has poor Walt turning in his grave.

So think about it: Compared to today's culture of violent movies, television, video games and music, isn't the older days of Bugs Bunny, Big Bird, Santa Claus and even the ever annoying Barney the way you want your kids to spend their time?

This Ma2 is going to sit back with my son's daughter and watch the golden days of cartoons. We'll laugh at every "hare"brain scam Bugs can create. We'll laugh at Tom's swagger as he tries to get the best of Jerry. I may even be willing to sit through the early days of Sesame Street once or twice more.

JJ

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
What the hell?

I know I’m not alone when I get frustrated and angry with these damn spammers! I’d love to spam the spammers with the following:

Dear Dickweed,

I have received your annoying computer clogging crap for years and I’m sick of it. If you MUST spam me do a little research. I do not need a bigger penis, I didn’t start out life with one so why would I need to increase its size? I do not want to hook up with sexy Asian chicks for sex, doing it with a chick just isn’t my thing thank you very much.

If you insist on spamming me at least do it in English. I will not download a language interpreter program just so I can see that you want me to buy your miracle product so that I may get a bigger dick to screw hot chicks with.

None of these things tempt me. If you want to entice me, try the chocolate of the month club. Or how about a dozens roses a week for 52 weeks? How about a pill to help prod your husband to actually finish that project he started on two years ago.

Give me a device to use against idiots in the store, something to help mute the sound of screaming children, a harness and two leads that will attach the little screaming demon to his mother rather rushing about under my feet while I shop.

Speaking of shopping, how about a way that you can shop without all those long damn lines. No, I do not want to shop on line. I want personal contact. I just hate people who push and shove and then act like you were invisible.

What about a phone system where I can actually speak to a human being? I am sick of computerized voices telling me what numbers to touch to get what I’m looking for. They do it so that you’ll get pissed off and hang up.

At least when you get good old-fashioned snail mail you can take offer A and mail it to offer B and so forth. Your saving your garbage space, flooding the annoying cold advertisers and letting them pay for postage with someone else’s garbage.

Please take all your offers and shove them.

Sincerely
Jane Q. PubliclyPissed

If any one has a way to spam the spammers, I’d love to hear it! They make no call phone lists, thank God for those things, why can’t they create a no spam list????

Thank for reading. This now concludes today’s rant.
JJ

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007 New direction

While edits for Egyptian Nights trickle in(and so far these edits have been a cake walk Thanks to Tiffany for her help!)I've been struggling to find my way. I needed to find a book that fit me and I wasn't getting anywhere.

I have 4 works in progress and I wasn't getting into the flow. Egyptian Nights practically wrote itself and I couldn't understand why I couldn't get myself into the groove with these others. Then I realized: I was writing the tried and true. I wasn't being myself. I had promised myself I'd write about obscure civilizations, unfamiliar characters and territories and here I was writing about elves and shape shifters. Not that I don't love Elves and shapeshifters, because I REALLY do! but I wasn't being true to myself.

So I was reading some articles and things I have on file and an idea hit me. I've found a place to be and its working for me. All I'm going to say is that this is one pantheon of gods that aren't really familiar to most of the people I know. I'd be safe say that I don't think anyone I know actually ever even heard of half the gods/goddesses. Maybe one or two words are familiar but as to being able to say yes this is what that is, nope, sorry I'm positive....

Teasing you is rather cruel I know that. But if you recall I did hte same thing with my Egyptian Nights and I can guarantee you will NOT be disappointed with Rem and Sable. So I am confident when this new one sells and is published you'll be pleased with the outcome.

I've got to head off and get some more writing done before I leave town for the weekend.

Have a great rest of the week and a fantastic weekend!
JJ

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Thursday, November 1, 2007 The first T13 of November

13 ways to spend a chilly autumn day/night


There are so many ways one could spend a chilly day. Let’s see what all I can think of…
1. A walk in the woods. Bundled up tight against the chill going for a stroll alone in the forest listening to the leaves fall, the birds chirp, the squirrels dropping acorns and rabbits scampering through the underbrush
2. The same but sharing it someone special
3. Playing in the leaves. Rake them up into a huge pile and dive on in. Even better, have a friend join you and you can have a blast tossing them around. Rolling in them with that special someone is even more stimulating.
4. Curl up in front of a fire with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book.
5. Lay out on a blanket in front of a fireplace with a lover and see what sparks can fly.
6. Take a horse for a long ride in the middle of an empty pasture, loop the reins around the saddle horn loosely then sit back and see where the horse takes you.
7. Grab a couple of good movies, pop some corn and kick back with the flicks
8. Grab a few good friends and make a night of it
9. Get a touch football game together and head to the local park
10. Cuddling on a swing in the park
11. Wrapped in a blanket at a ball game
12. A hottub, candle, bottle of wine…I’m sure you can think of what to do with that.
13. Lay in bed all day long wrapped in you favorite quilt

What are some ways you spend a chilly day or night?




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