Syndactyl Salutations

Thoughts on writing, knitting, and the world around me.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

I Was Right

Today was a good day, despite not going out to my folks' and turning down an invite to a cookout at friends of theirs ( I hope no one is annoyed.). I was in a pretty good frame of mind, but I was not in a social frame of mind.

I went to Borders and knit in the cafe for a while, then went to Ollie's for photo boxes. While I was there I indulged in some random impulse-buying madness. I got toys for his progeny (just because), candy for me (like I really needed that), graham cracker and chocolate crumb pie crusts, and Testamints cinnamon gum. When I get a decent photo of the package, I'll be sure to post it. I don't usually buy prostelytizing food products, but this was just too good to pass up. Of course, I won't actually open the box of 5 20-stick packs, they are a display item only.

Speaking of my views of religious prostelytization, I took the Biblical Worldview Thinker Test, which I found at Frustrated Writer, and got a -53 out of a possible 170. According to them, I am a Communist/Marxist/Socialist/Secular Humanist Worldview Thinker. I'm surprised I wasn't kidnapped as soon as I stepped out of my house today so that they could immediately rush me to an intervention, er, seminar. I am proud of my score, though some people I know would probably have gotten even lower ones, and others would be appalled by my score and my attitude toward it.

Here is something I find appalling. His eleven-year-old brought it with him this weekend. In the reviews I've seen, it's supposed to be an adult game, but that doesn't stop kids from buying it. Now they can practice their bullying skills at home. Even though I'm supposed to be making myself more accessible to the kids when they're here, and the owner of the game has invited me to play, I don't think this is one I'm going to be learning. They spent an hour-and-a-half to two hours pretending to violently attack one another on a playground, with realistic "attacks" named on the cards. And we wonder... well, never mind what we wonder, really.

On a much brighter note, I found out who I will be playing Secret Pal for, and have already begun digging into the appropriate blog and coming up with a list of possible surprises. Stay tuned for the fun.


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