Monday, September 29, 2008

Bumper Stickers

What in the hell possesses one to plaster the back of their vehicles with various proclamations?

How much attention do you need? Why do you think it’s imperative for other people to know that you support breast feeding, UFO’s, Jesus or Jesus breast feeding UFO’s?

What goes through your mind? Are you out running errands one day thinking to yourself “if only there was some way for me to tell people everything about me in an abrasive and annoying way. I mean, I can’t be bothered to actually talk to people. I just want everyone to know everything about me….what to do, what to do.” I imagine you then stumble upon a row of bumper stickers. You see a light from Heaven and hear a chorus of angels singing. God himself has shown you the way. You immediately purchase those that reflect your political beliefs, personal beliefs and show off your “sense of humor.”

As a side note here. If you feel that your sense of humor is best reflected in a bumper sticker – hate to break it to you – you are NOT funny.

Bumper stickers just make me want to ram the be-stickered car. I just don’t understand what drives someone to present everything about themselves on their vehicle. No one needs that much information about you. No one needs to be bombarded with your causes and beliefs. I have nowhere to go. I’m stuck behind you and forced to “listen” to you espouse your beliefs.

Guess what?

Fair is fair. Next time I have an overly stickered car in front of me I get to pull them over and force them to sit there for 10 minutes and listen to all of my beliefs. They may not respond. They simply have to sit and listen. Then I get to slap them across the face and black out all the stickers on the back of their car with spray paint.
I think its only fair.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Why Didn't I Write That?

I read this lovely book this weekend.

The Book of Jane by Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt

Nathan Bransford, Literary Agent, listed this book as one he wished he agented. Well, now I wish I wrote it. The book is so beautiful. I didn't want the book to end. There are not many books that I can say that about. I devoured this book. I can only hope to incite the same reaction in others.

The book is a modern re-telling of the Book of Job. As a side note, who knew there was Christian Chick Lit?

What I love about this book is how inspiring it is. The main character loses everything but is still able to retain her faith. Like most chick lit books it helps you remember that sometimes things do work out, in real life it just takes longer than 300 pages.