Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Soup Fiasco

So, for those of you who don't know, last Sunday I went to the emergency room for burns on my hands. Here's the full story.

After waiting until the last minute to take my lunch break at work, I went over to safeway and bought a bowl of baked potato soup. I then spent most of my break standing in line waiting to pay for the damn thing.  By the time I got back to work, my soup was warm, but not hot.  For me, this is unacceptable. I love my soups piping hot, like lava.  Sure, I may burn my tongue a bit, but that's part of the magic of soup, right?

Hello, delicious.

So, I took my soup to the breakroom and put it in the microwave (set to the "lava" setting) for a few minutes.  While I waited for my soup, I joked around with one of the therapists about how we both need our foods to be super hot (that's the only way to eat food, really.  Except for ice cream.), and before I knew it, the soup was done. Huzzah!

I grabbed the container from the microwave and I could see the soup was still bubbling (perfection); the container was hot, so I set it down quickly to grab some paper towels to put between the container and my fingers. And then I slowly moved my way towards the door, container in both hands.  As I reached for the handle with my pinkie (remember, I'm holding the soup container with both hands), one of the therapists pushes the door from the other side.

You can probably see where this is going.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Equinox!!!!

Happy Equinox to all you readers out there!

And if you're Pagan, many Mabon Blessings for you!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mabon Celebrations

Oh, the dark half of the year, how I love you so!

So, the next Sabbat on our list is Mabon, which is the autumn equinox.  It's THIS SATURDAY, which means I'm entirely unprepared and scrambling to get my shit together.... But for those of you who don't know, Mabon is the balance of light and dark, where the two are equal for the last time in the Gregorian calendar year.  For me, Mabon is perhaps the most forgotten of the 8 Sabbats.  It seems that all the other Sabbats have something to make your remember them-- Samhain the last harvest festival, a time to honor our ancestors and spirits; Yule is the rebirth of the sun; Imbolc is the first melting of the snow, Brigid's day; Ostara is the first spring festival; Beltane, litha and lughnasadh all have associations; but Mabon for me stands alone as kind of vague and ambiguous.  I'm sure a lot of people either forget it or just skip it altogether.  So what is Mabon?  What is it that we are celebrating?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Clarifications: Christmas on the Defensive

Apparently, I live here.

Since I posted about my decision to not celebrate Christmas this year I have gotten some interesting feedback, particularly from my own family. When I first posted, the responses were along the lines of "so, we're not celebrating Christmas this year?" or "Does this mean you're not coming up here for Christmas?" or my personal favorite, "Why do you hate Christmas?"  It is now obvious to me that there is some need for clarification.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rosh Hashanah?

I've been writing poems kind of sporadically these last few weeks.  Now, when I write, 9 times out of 10 I don't go back and rewrite (unless it's for school, because you should always edit your work when grades are involved).  So... what you see is what you get.  I've started a tab where I will keep updating the more I write, so you should check it out.  I don't want to be one of those people who posts their work on their blog all the time and then talks about how fabulous they are, but I would like to know if people like my stuff, so check it out!

In other news, there are a few holidays coming up, yes? Yes!  Here's an incomplete list for those of you who don't know: