Thursday, September 22, 2005

Long time, no blog

Wow, I haven't written in a long time. I have been under a lot of stress this week with all the back to school stuff going on (I have kids in three different schools). I am reading Sidetracked Home Executives and I started putting together the 3x5 card box. I figured I would try the system and see if I can get it to work for me. I have tried the Fly Lady, and never really got past polishing my sink. :)

I have a cub scout school night to help run tonight. So, I will definitely be tired when I get home. Then, I will probably throw some laundry in the washer and watch the CSI premier on the dvr.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Remembering 9/11

We put out the flag this morning, but overall it has just been a quiet Sunday at home. The boys washed the van, played video games, I'm surfing the web. Part of me does not want to think about it. I definitely do not want to see pictures from that day. It is very upsetting just to think about. I can still remember seeing people jumping out of the windows. It is a sad day, a day of mourning and memory.

Link: Take Back the Memorial

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Glenn Beck at live broadcast

The Glenn Beck show broadcast live on 9/9/05 at Carrabba's in Frazer, PA. Here is a photo of Glenn. The show was remarkable to watch in person. Glenn works with little, if any, notes and the whole crew works like a well-oiled machine. This was a fundraiser to benefit the victims of hurricane Katrina.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing

I'm addicted to Flickr! It is the best photo sharing community I have found online. There are thousands of great photos to look at, interesting groups to post to, people can comment on your photos, etc.

Monday, September 05, 2005

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) - the movie

I don't have a problem with Hollywood making a movie about a fictitious exorcism, but this "horror" movie is based on the true story of Anneliese Michel (and is billed as such). According to Wikipedia, she was diagnose with grand mal epilepsy, and showed many symptoms of mental illness. According to an article at Movies Online, Anneliese starved to death and her parents and the exorcists were found guilty of manslaughter. This appears to be a case where superstition kept a woman from receiving proper medical and psychiatric treatment. This is a step back in the way the mentally ill may be seen/treated. I'm all for fictitious movies about exorcisms, or whatever you want to watch, but why tout it as being based on this story?