Saturday, September 22, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like . . .

Christmas! NOT! This post is somewhat of a rant, so forgive me if I digress from my usual discussion of creative things or shoes. Actually it is two mini rants--the inspiration for which came from the same shopping trip!

First--I had to run into BJ's get a couple of food items. I came across a display which made me want to knock some sense into some marketing executive somewhere. What was this display? Lighted Christmas trees! Yup--that's right! In September on the very first day of autumn. And here I thought that heat index being about 90 degrees was the only fluke that was ocurring. Is this not totally insane? In my mind, anything Christmas should not be happening until the first day after Thanksgiving. Alright, alright, I know that some people like to get in the Christmas spirit earlier than that, but at least get by Halloween first! There should not be Christmas and Halloween displays up at the same time. Period.

Second rant--I think all these "think pink" items for breast cancer awareness are very nice, but wouldn't it really be better just to contribute money to the cause? If I'm buying something I need and part of the proceeds go to the cure, then sure, that's great! But otherwise, doesn't it just make more sense to give money directly? I was stunned at the number of pink things there are out there for breast cancer awareness! Please understand that I'm not criticizing this. I just wonder if money wouldn't be better. Why spend $25 on a pink t-shirt with a small percentage going to the cure when you could just contribute $25 with all of it going to the cure?

That's it. My rants are over. So is my procrastinating. I have 8 stinkin' rows left to do on my Fifi then I have to finish the sleeves which will be very short! I'll be so relieved. I just hate ribbing. I don't know what I was thinking! It will be cute though, so that's certainly a relief! I will post the photos when finished! DH went to a friend's house to jam, so I will find a good flick on HBO and knit!

Bushism of the day:
"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.'' —George W. Bush, Feb. 21, 2001

Yes George. Isn't that all that matters?

Kitty Cam:
Samantha tries to inch her way to my lap by starting on the end table!

After which she ended up here!


  1. Couldn't agree more on the Christmas tree insanity!! I'll add to it and say that I hate how every holiday has to be a BIG FREAKING DEAL. For example, Halloween lights on people's houses!! I have witnessed this phenomenon for the last few years. What is this about? It's enough trouble to put up Christmas lights, now ppl want to put them up for another holiday??

    I do agree about the BC items too. Does everything have to be freaking pink? I like pink and everything, but enough already. Case in point - I saw bags of pink M&Ms in Walgreens "for the cure" this morning.

  2. RANT ON!!!! We haven't even had Halloween yet!!