Thursday, April 16, 2009

This year I participated in Tiki Central's Annual Tax-Day Tiki-Mug Trade-off Event. I sent off a mug (I had doubles anyway) as well as other bar goodies (umbrellas, shell necklaces, etc.) and in return I got lots of goodies. Including a Limited Edition Anniversary mug from Disneyland's Enchanted TIki Room. A great addition to our collection.

Not much elee to report. I did go to the 2009 Fringe Festival Preview at Orlando Shakepeare Fest. Some of the shows look really good. Fringe Festival should be good this year.

Anyway, off to bed. Sweet Dreams everyone!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

****If you are religious, you may not want to read my easter rant, I do not mean to offend anyone***

I made the mistake of watching the local news today. I usually get my news online, because the local news channels here in Orlando suck. They tend to focus on fluff peices that are not really news-worthy. But, I wanted to catch a local story (about the UF student who died) so I watched. I happened to catch a piece about Easter, and some big church event at Lake Eola. Now, I do not consider myself athiest, nor do I consider mself christian. I am nothing. I admit that I do not know how the universe came to be. Big bang? seven days? How should I know? Anyone who feels they know anything for certain is wrong. No one can be sure about anything. But back to my point, on this news story they interviewed some church people. One of whom said " I feel sorry for people without religion. WIthout faith in God, there is no hope. Those people are so sad."

Umm. Excuse me? I do not have religion. I do not have faith in God. But I have faith. Faith that humanity can evolve beyond our mistakes. I have hope that the future can be better than the present. I have faith in science. I do not need God to be a good person. I do not need a church to tell me how to help my fellow man. And I do not need the threat of hell to keep in line. I think it is sad that there are people in this world who only help others because the church tells them too. I think it is sad that people have so little faith in their fellow man that they must rely on God for everything.

Okay, I've ranted enough. Just had to get that off my chest. Happy Zombie Jesus Day! Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

It may make me a huge dork to say this, but I am so excited that Bebe Neuwirth is playing Morticia Addams in the upcoming Broadway show based on The Addams Family. Between that and Spiderman: The Musical (with music by U2) I just may have to find the time to go to NY next year to live out my geeky fangirl dreams. Hopefully THe Toxic Avenger will be still be off-Broadway then so I can see it too.