After posting I went back to bed for a few hours, and woke up at 11:30. I fiddled with the computer a bit before shutting down and hitting the showers.
Went to church to see the kids' Christmas play; it took an hour and left no visible scars--okay, it was kind of fun. I was a bit disappointed that many of the singing parts were professional recordings that the bulk of the kids lip-synched to--until I thought about it: a few dozen kids of varying ages having to sing and dance? That would be entertaining, but on an entirely different (and painful) level. So only the solo parts were sung by the kids; the rest had been done by some group in a studio somewhere.
After that, I came home and decided to get going on the outdoor Christmas lights. I got the lower parts of two trees wrapped when the fiend hypoglycemia reared its ugly head. I had intended--hoped--to finish the job before needing food, but of course no plan survives contact with the enemy. Especially when the enemy is my own stupid metabolism.
...left the bunker headed for McDonald's when I thought, No, I'll go to CULVER'S! Their "deluxe" combo--which is a double cheeseburger, fries, and a drink--costs $0.34 more than the bacon mofo does and it's a better burger to boot. In fact, it's much better than the $0.34 separating the price of the two combo meals, so economically it's a "win".
Not only is the cheeseburger better--due to better cheese, for one thing--the fries are better, too. Nice thick crinkle-cut fries; tasty stuff. I inhaled it all and my hypoglycemia is rapidly fading.
They included a carry-out menu with it, and tomorrow's frozen custard flavor of the day is "eggnog brickle". It's eggnog-flavored frozen custard with Heath bits. I am so going to get some tomorrow, to have on Christmas Eve or the day itself...assuming it survives that long.
("I'll just taste this...OMG! OMG! *snarf* *nom* *slurp* *munch* O God I ate it all...I suck.")
(Then whine because Jan 2 comes and I'm 350 lbs....)
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This is...strange. Look: to my way of thinking, "faggot" is a derogatory term meaning "homosexual". Do gays use the term as a way of somehow neutralizing the stigma of it?
In any case, outing closeted homosexuals is a commie-lib tactic and the gays on our side ought to know better than to do that kind of thing. For one thing, if you're trying to change society to be more accepting of your sexual orientation, you're not helping matters when you point at one of your political opponents and scream, OMG! HE'S TEH GAY! Every time homosexuals succeed in destroying someone with his own gayness, they in fact make their orientation less acceptable rather than more. Some gay guy might say to himself, "Holy shit, did you see that? Joe Congressman lost his office because of his homosexuality! I'd better not tell anyone about my gayness lest I also be destroyed!"
This also demonstrates that GOProud thinks that all gays should march in lockstep and that no one is allowed a dissenting opinion, which is exactly the way that leftie gay organizations operate.
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It reminds me of a scene from some movie I saw. Someone posted a clip to YouTube of Willem Dafoe in bed with some other guy, and DaFoe got The Important Phone Call. He sat up in bed and was talking on the phone while his...partner...was cuddling up to him and getting all gropey and DaFoe was smacking him away. When the call was over, DaFoe asks, "WTF were you doing?"
"I just wanted to cuddle!"
"Jesus, what a fag," DaFoe says disgustedly, and gets out of bed, leaving his...friend...behind with a tragically girlish hurt expression.
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Two from Denninger:
People complain that they're not getting stuff for free. I find it hard to fault mobile carriers for expecting people to pay for the services they consume. Look: if you're one of those people who has the latest mobile gewgaw, understand that it costs money to provide data service to that thing. Wireless access is not brought down from on high by an archangel; someone's got to build and maintain some pretty costly equipment to see to it that you can check the ball scores via your telephone.
Someday wireless access will be so cheap that you can pay your monthly access fee and have totally unlimited bandwidth, but that day is not now. Suck it.
"Local" businesses complain that people can comparison shop with an Amazon phone applet. Wah, wah, wah. Seems like all I hear these days is the bleating of small businesses who hate the idea that they may have to compete with other businesses.
Look: it's not easy to own and run a business, I get that. It's really not easy to compete in a market where national chains come in and set up stores, either. But if you want your business to do well you have to find ways to make people want to spend their money there. You might have to find ways to cut costs and make a dollar go farther. I know that's hard work, and that it's much easier to lobby your town council to keep the big guys out.
But what I don't like is subsidizing your business with my tax dollars, and there is no reason I should have to do that. If your business provides a good service to me, I'll use it, but if it's something I don't want or need, why should I have to pay for it?
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Now it's just about 4 and my hypoglycemia is receding enough that I'm thinking about going back outside to finish the lights.
Once I finish this game of Freecell....