Monday, November 1, 2010


Questions that keep me awake at night . . 

Why can't we just move Christmas to January 25th?
It's not like December 25th has any claim to it - that date was just a Catholic attempt to put down solstice celebrations.  And Biblical scholars all agree that based on scripture, Jesus would have been born in the Spring.  Having Christmas on January 25th would give us all a little breather - a little more time for parties, cookies, music, etc.  Retailers would be foaming at the mouth for one more month of Holiday shopping.  Thanksgiving would be a stand-alone holiday again, and not an appetizer for the "big one".  Lazy people would have a legit reason to leave the lights up.  And those of us living up north could bring a little cheer to an otherwise rather bleak month.  I'm telling you it's a win-win.

Why do we keep observing daylight savings time?
I mean seriously, what's the point?  Up here in Minnesota we get about 8 minutes of daylight from November through February so it's no big difference to us.

When did it become a badge of political honor to be a dumbass?  
I'm with my friend CH who says anyone running for office should have to pass a basic civics and govt exam.  I'm rather partial to my leaders being smarter than me.

Why can't middle aged people get a good night's sleep?
I've never been more busy or stressed out in my life, but I can't sleep.  When I was 16 I could sleep for days.  And all I had to worry about was my sisters borrowing my clothes, running low on Bonnie Bell lip smacker, and whether I had enough cash to buy the new Eagles album.

Why do costumes for girls get increasingly "sexy" with each year?
Why can't girls and women dress up for Halloween without cleavage and thigh-high stockings?  Why must young girls get their hooker on by age 3?


BeckEye said...

I think I read somewhere that Benjamin Franklin came up with the idea of DST as kind of a joke. What would you expect from a guy who flies his kite in a storm?

Churlita said...

I grew up in Arizona and never experienced DST until I moved to the Midwest when I was 10. I've always thought it was weird.

MommyLisa said...

DST is TOTALLY weird and moving it was another f-up of GW.

Boo Boo was a covered up and snow-booted Rapunzel. ;)

Life As I Know It Now said...

We are still getting ready to "fall back" and I don't look forward to that AT ALL.

As for the "pornification" of our culture--I'm thinking it's a disrespect for females in general but I'm just a rape victim who was accosted at age 6 so what do I know?!?! As you imply, this trend IS NOT GOOD.

SkylersDad said...

I wish we didn't ever move the clocks, and I think the more skin shown by women the better.

I am Skylers-Dad, and I approve this message.

Shannon said...

Every single one of those questions has me jumping to my feet and going, "YEAH! Exactly! Why?!" I'm with you on all of them.