I just had the most AMAZING massage and facial. My little retreat into luxury was a gift from a very special someone and I am going to make sure that I show my appreciation in a way that he won't forget
Anyway, if any of you are ever in the LA area and want to treat yourself, head over to rA2 Organic Spa in Burbank and get the Thai Massage and/or a customized facial by Manu. I've had a few facials in my life but I swear my skin has never glowed like this.
On to other stuff: I've been reading a lot of newspaper articles and journalistic blog posts online lately. I've also been reading the comments. Who knew there were so many idiots out there? Well, okay, we all kind of knew but certain people seem to be particularly anxious to flaunt their stupidity once they get a user name. One of my favorite comments was after an article about Barack Obama. The comment read: "I can't believe people in this country don't realize how disastrous it would be to elect a mulatto to the presidency!"
What makes this comment extra special is that he prefaced his statement with the words "I'm not a racist but..."
So not only is he a bigot but he's a bigot who doesn't own a dictionary.
There was a comment on another site railing against the American media that is "controlled by Israel." Perhaps he felt more PC by pinning the media "conspiracy" on Israel rather than the more common and convenient scapegoats, the plain ol’ American Jews. The problem is that at least there's an argument (albeit, an incredibly faulty one) for saying the Jews control the media for while Rupert Murdock and Anderson Cooper are most definitely not Jewish there are a few newspaper editors who are so there's someone to point a finger at. But Israel? Are we really to believe that the Israeli government is calling up all the media outlets in the States every day to discuss their content? I’m fairly sure they have more urgent matters to attend to.
But it wasn't until I read the comments after an article about homeschooling in the San Francisco Chronicle that I felt the need to respond. Comment after comment accused homeschooling moms of being religious extremists or left wing fanatical nut jobs. As a homeschooling mom myself I felt the need to set the record straight so I used 250 of the 300 characters I was allocated and explained why, for some children, homeschooling provides a much needed lifeline. My hope was that a few people would read it and maybe one of them would think about what I said. Well a few people did read it including someone from the Chronicle and they contacted me and asked if they could publish my comment in their paper. I don't know if it's coming out Saturday or Sunday but if you have access to the Chronicle by all means check it out.
Wouldn't it be funny if they published the comment as an example of the idiotic things people post on the internet? That would show me
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