Damn, we’re a good team. Things we saw whilst driving to pick up our free-range chickens yesterday:

The current governor of Alabama is Don Siegelman, and Bob Riley’s running against him. Don Siegelman’s campaign strategy (you have GOT to listen to “The Phony Pony song”, over on the left-hand side, it’s funny as shit) is to say “Bob Riley is a millionaire who doesn’t pay his taxes, and he never shows up for work, and he screws his employees over given half a chance!” Bob Riley’s campaign strategy is to say “Nuh uh!” But all of Don Siegelman’s negative campaigning must pale next to what some anti-Riley person did to this sign. It’s got to hurt ol’ Bob’s feelings, really. “Homo”? Okay, maybe. But “creepy”? That’s really going over the line, there.
Apparently the county where Hartselle is located is a dry one. Obviously that’s made a big impact on my life. Chickens eating bugs in the driveway. Chickens are so damn funny. Tasty, too. What fun would that be?
I have a sneaking suspicion that they were talking about me. Damn gossiping horses. Kudzu! Damn but I love the kudzu. Two things. 1. “Exception” is spelled wrong (let me pause for a moment so that the grammar nazi and I can feel superior). 2. Do these people not know that when you order your checks, you specify what number they start at? If I were the shifty sort, prone to bouncing checks, I’d sure as shit have my checks start at number 975 or something. Which reminds me of the time I wrote a check at an office supply store and asked the woman if she needed my driver’s license. She looked at the check and said “You don’t get to check number 2104 by bouncing checks, so no, I don’t need to see it.” The funny thing being that it was only the 4th check I’d written on that account. Heh. Friday Five. 1. Were you raised in a particular religious faith? When I was growing up on various and sundry Air Force bases, we had two options: Catholic or Protestant. We’re Protestant. 2. Do you still practice that faith? Why or why not? No, I haven’t been to church since I was 15 or so, except the time I accompanied a friend to church (she’s Catholic) when I was 18 or so. I have no real reason why I don’t, except that most religions leave a bad taste in my mouth. I have a hard time believing that there’s one correct religion and anyone who doesn’t follow that religion is going straight to hell, do not pass go. And I’m not a fan of the whole “A woman’s place is wherever her man tells her to be” train of thought that most major religions subscribe to. 3. What do you think happens after death? I think that we are, in some way, reincarnated. 4. What is your favorite religious ritual (participating in or just observing)? It’s been so long that nothing comes to mind. 5. Do you believe people are basically good? I think that most people would like to be good, but their desire to be good is outweighed by their own self-centeredness. (My, didn’t I sound all preachy and self-righteous.)]]>