Sunday, June 8, 2008

"T'aint no reason not to mutter so mutter I shall" --Zooomabooma

Flip flops are bad for your feet and body. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Not that I wish pain on people but I knew there was a good reason why I haven't worn (since I was about 6) the stupidest sandals EVER.

Q: What do you have against flip-flops?

A: I think they're stoopid and ugly. But of course if people really like them, and many do, that's fine. I'm not criticizing people, I'm criticizing an object... or I guess two objects but as a pair they're one object but anyway, then again, if you do wear them, then maybe you do deserve to be criticized for not caring about your health as much as you probably should. Just something to ponder.

Me, I'll stick to my non-flip-flips footwear, thanks. Or barefoot! Unfortunately it's a little freakin' cold for that here. In the late-spring and summer, not really cold, sometimes at night, just not warm enough. Man. That's just one of the many reasons I need to say Bye Bye, Alaska. I'll visit you again someday but you're just not fully doin' it for me. Which is almost crazy considering the AMAZING mountains here... and the immense wilderness and the beautiful lack of starbucks and stoopid big box stores and car dealerships and fast food joints every 80 feet not to mention zombies walking around on cell phones everywhere you look. What great country this is... but part of me just needs to go where I can be barefoot more often, where I can enjoy My Summer Self, my non-flip-flops beach bum kind of self... not my needing socks 300 days a year self. That just bites.

Anyway, before I head off to work in a half hour...

how about some mutterings? That is, after all, the point to this post.

It's fascinating how early so many people do this meme each Saturday night/Sunday morning. I wonder what the rush is. If you post early, you can get lots of people checking yours out. If you post later, like now, maybe 2 or 3... not that I necessarily want many people to stop here and see what I've put up... that's fine. I just like doing it and don't get the urgency.

Then again, there's so much I don't get in this world... like why Socialized healthcare is considered okay... or flip-flops.

from LunaNina.com... this meme is called: Unconscious MutteringsUnconscious Mutterings

a free association game -- I say... and you think ... ?

1. Rambling :: Rose ... movie with Laura Dern and Robert Duvall. Was on like a night or two ago. I've never seen it. Hopefully someday.

2. Magnetic :: Field ... there's a band from the 90's called The Magnetic Fields. I've never heard 'em. Maybe someday.

3. Again! :: [no comment. pass. O.]

4. Acoustic :: Jerry Garcia ... and David Grisman

5. Mahogany :: wood, possibly very expensive, I hope lots of people use mahogany in building/renovating their homes nowadays because spending money for things that look nice is always more important than helping those in need in the world, particularly the children who will die while I type this post simply because they don't have sufficient food to eat. We don't die of starvation in America and other civilized nations... so wouldn't it be right to care more about those who do?


6. Promises :: made, hopefully kept

7. Ill fitting :: a belly shirt on Homer Simpson

8. Sublime :: a band ... and they've covered the Grateful Dead

9. Poop :: seriously?!

10. Disoriented :: me after that last word

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
"Friend of the Devil"
September 15, 1993 - Late Show with David Letterman

7 comments:

Laane said...

Great mutterings.
You're right about how people deal with their money.

You can find my mutterings ::here::

Have a great week!

Anna said...

I agree flip flops are bad for ya. I love to wear them but I have to have specific ones. No longer can I wear the 99 cent ones I did as a lil' girl.
I wear my lace up ropers close to 9 months of the year and flip flops/bare feet the rest of the time when the temp is at a steady 100 for weeks on end.

Nazz Nomad said...

feet are ugly and should be covered

Zooomabooma said...

not all feet are. and summertime's beach time! Well, it used to be for me which meant barefeet and livin' at the ocean, why would you not?!? I think I've gone weeks barefoot and no one was complainin to cover them up, wear shoes, etc.

Sam said...

Hate hate hate flipflops.

Storm said...

Unfortunately and sadly, children and adults do die of starvation in America and other civilized countries. Though, I agree its bizarre how so many bad things happen when others just spend money on materialistic things.

Good list.

Zooomabooma said...

Thanks, Storm. Maybe I shouldn't have said it doesn't happen here but how often do you think death from starvation occurs in America and the other most industrialized, civilized & free nations?

I don't bet money but I'm ready to bet every cent on Earth that's ever been printed that's it not quite once every 3 seconds like it does across so much of Africa and other severely impoverished nations.

This might sound callous as hell but I don't care too much about problems here at home when problems around the world are 10,000 times worse. Even with all it's faults, I LOVE this wonderful country... but I don't believe in America first, I believe in taking care of the worst suffering first, no matter where it is.

Once every 3 seconds in Africa... doesn't quite compare to starvation in America. What's it in America? Like once a week? Quite a difference.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

 
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