Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Recent Activities

My apologies for the lack of posting the last few days... I'll be back blogging around on Wednesday evening... Here are the things I'll be discussing...

- Time Travel questions raised by Hot Tub Time Machine.

- My eyelid has decided to stage a revolt.

- A book review of The Forest of Hands and Teeth.

- More rants on the behavior of other people's kids

- A review of the Denver Zoo.

- The opening day of baseball season.

Also, I'm tossing around a writing idea that would be a bit larger in scale. If anyone is interested in reading it piece by piece as it evolves, let me know. Maybe the knowledge that people are reading will make me actually do my page per day.

That should keep me busy for a while.


Bridget said...

I want to read it!!

Anonymous said...

It's really sad what a child-hater you obviously are. You must be a pretty miserable person. And before you go off about how "other people need to control their kids" let me say that until you have a child you have no room to criticize. Oh and by the way my children are perfectly behaved.

Beefy Muchacho said...

A few things...

1) It sure is amazing how having the luxury of anonymity makes people get so opinionated.

2) I don't hate kids. I hate being around kids who behave like tyrants, because their parents are too indulgent to ever say no.

3) If you are the rare parent who has perfect children, then I'm not talking about you or your perfect kids, so maybe let those lesser parents anonymously stick up for themselves.

4) I don't really buy the argument that I can't have an opinion just because I don't have kids myself. I don't smoke, but I find it disgusting. I don't skydive, but I know that it's not for me. I think my opinion that children are, on the whole, overly indulged is perfectly valid and supported by loads of evidence.

5)Lastly, I am more than happy to have open discussions about a wide variety of topics, but your speculation on my personal happiness is not really topical. I do find it fairly telling that a person who believes their children are perfect would also assume I'm unhappy because I don't have my own.

As hard as it may be to believe, I love my life. I'm sure I'd love my life with children too, but unlike some people, I find value in a lot of life choices.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that clock!!!

Beefy Muchacho said...

Why THANK YOU Anonymous! It's amazing what a Google Images Search will come up with (just make sure you either don't do it at work, or are VERY careful what you search for.)

Gregg Fraley said...

Beefy...happy to read your long format piece. Maybe we could exchange, as I'm doing a longer one as well, but not to be posted piecemeal.