Posted in personal
August 15, 2010

Sleep deprived

Last night, my oldest son woke me up at 1 am to tell me… that he was thirsty. Much better than other ways I’ve been woken by him this week. I’m not sure I could have handled him wailing while I was still half asleep that he was wet.

So I got him milk and went back to bed and couldn’t fall asleep. One hour passed where I was laying in bed. So I turned on the TV and watched an episode of Psych. Then I tried to go back to sleep. My brain was still buzzing, so I tried writing. My brain was buzzing, but not coherent. I tried again, in vain. So I read a little bit and then fell asleep.

I wanted to rant about the Ground Zero Mosque. Mostly that it isn’t being built on Ground Zero and that it isn’t a Mosque at all. My belief is that there is a lot we don’t understand about Islam. While it is, at its core, a fundamentalist religion- it’s more in line with Christianity’s own Old Testament. Which, by the way, is filled with bloody wars waged in the name of God. So let’s stop judging them on their nutjobs and try to accept that like any religion, there will be nutjobs. Much like the ones who started up the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades and all the Witch Hunts. Lets learn to be tolerant and accepting, and realize that the only reason the conservative Right is making this an issue is because they need something to be angry about that will take away attention from everything else that’s going on. Heck, I’m not even a conspiracy type-person, but I can recognize a smoke-screen when I see it.

There are a lot more important things going on in the world right now. Let’s focus on them and play nice.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go see Scott Pilgrim vs The World.

I thought TheBoy was going to be working overtime both nights this week, but he’s free tonight! So we’re going to make the most of it and head to our favorite locally run movie theater and enjoy an epic of epic epicness.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!