|Dear Buddha, Please Bring Me A Pony And A Plastic Rocket.
||[Dec. 8th, 2007|12:42 pm]
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I woke up at 3 am with a fairly bad headache that was fast getting worse. I thought it would beat the meds and make me throw up, but I kept it at bay with a hot pack until the meds kicked in. Then I fell back asleep and woke up today feeling OK (knock wood).
In other news, I got most of my Christmas shipping done yesterday -- go me!
Next on the list is pay bills, do laundry and housecleaning and find a cat sitter.
Last night I volunteered at Parent's Night Out at G's school. I wound up running the movie room. The first video was the animated version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. But after that, all there was to show were these weird Christian videos. I didn't know that. I thought I was starting a video called The Happy Elf, but it turned out to be some video about two mice, a cat that was trying to eat them and a poor little waif girl who got accused of stealing stuff from a church. Of course Good triumphed over Evil because the main people involved were Christians and then all the creatures and people sang Silent Night together. Then I picked another video that seemed to have no religious connection, but it turned out to be another Christian propaganda video. I felt kind of awkward at that point. About a third of the kids in the room were not Christian, and here I was showing them these baffling propaganda flicks. Fortunately the videos were made with the assumption that they would be shown to reinforce the beliefs of Christian children. As a result, their ability to undermine the beliefs of other children was minimal. I figured they would be more confusing than converting. So I don't think little Aaron, Anaya or Azim's parents are going to be in the office on Monday complaining that their kids are suddenly praying to Jesus. But still, I feel it was a little weird. I let the folks running the event know that the video choices were inappropriate for an ethnically diverse public school.