March 02, 2004

Potpourri

No, not the stinky kind, although I could probably do a post and a half about the faux sandalwood scented candles they have on display at Target right now. Good God, people, have mercy on my sinuses! Those candles not only do NOT smell like sandalwood, their alleged "fragrance" actually singes the nose hairs of anyone unfortunate enough to pass by the display. It is a horrifying olfactory experience, and I say, "FIE! Fie on you, Target, and on your cheap home fragrances of DOOOOOOOMMMMM!"

Ahem. So anyway, as I alluded to in yesterday's brief blurb, things around the Big Arm household have been in a bit of disarray--thanks, Mother Nature and your bastard stepchild bronchitis. Thus, I shall plead mommy and give you a brief list of items that may amuse or irritate--you pick!

First, may I just express my irritation that this headline: Bacteria Run Wild, Defying Antibiotics is COMPLETELY misleading?! Yeah, because not only does the article in question contain only one photo of topless bacteria romping drunkenly through human flesh, but also because the "Wild" bacteria can actually be contained and/or killed by a NUMBER of EXISTING antibiotics, just not apparently amoxycillin (or as I affectionately call it after last year's systemic head crud death illness--Pez). Ya know, NYT, if you want to cause a nationwide health related panic, you need stories that actually back up the hysterical headlines. Just sayin'.

In other news from the vat of fun that is my life, I will be spending this Saturday helping my hublet run the Miss Hobbton pageant. Welcome to rural NC, where tiny high schools in the middle of hog country have gigantic beauty pageants every spring. I can only wish that it were the Miss Hobbitton pageant, but alas, as hublet's students didn't even recognize the film from the "Make Reading a Hobbit" Library Association poster I bought him for his classroom, that hope is dead, dead, dead. As my sensibilities will probably be after this horror. Ack. Hublet has politely asked me to refrain from going all Simon on the singing contestants. Spoils my fun he does, precious.

And finally, something a little more on-topic for the blog:

In the "No, You Can't Make this Stuff Up and Will SOMEONE Please Pull These Folks' Heads OUT of Their Asses?!" category, a play against racism is pulled for racism!

In the "Hey! The Tests Aren't Giving Us the Results We Want So Let's Change Them, Education be Dammed!" category, the latest "tweaking" by the College Board.

There. That should hold you for a day or so.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at March 2, 2004 09:12 AM
Comments

And who said that Political Correctness made any sense? The more illogical a stance the more PC it appears to be. It's all so stupid.

Posted by: Heather at March 3, 2004 02:26 AM

BAW,

Rent _Drop Dead Gorgeous_. That should help put the beauty pageant in perspective...

Hope this is helpful.

Posted by: Naomi at March 4, 2004 04:48 PM