Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rants and Raves

I think I'm going to start a new series on this blog called "Rants and Raves." For those of you who know me in real life, you know I can get pretty fired up about a subject. So now it's time to take it to the blog. :)

Ranting about....

...the Duggars. I'm getting myself ready this morning and I hear on the news that the Duggars have an announcement this morning. Are you kidding me? Did they not learn anything with their last baby? I'm hoping it's about their oldest child and the birth of their second child. Lo and behold, the announcement was the birth of the second Duggar grandchild. Thank God. During lunch today I'm actually watching TLC (don't ask) and a preview is shown for an upcoming Duggar special on the birth of that second grandchild. They show Anna, the daughter-in-law, laboring in a tub, fully clothed in a long skirt and shirt. Let me tell you something, Duggars, everyone knows HOW people get pregnant and we're not stupid enough to think the stork actually brought that second grandchild. The baby came out of Anna's vagina and it wasn't while she was fully clothed! What is up with these people? Does anyone care about the Duggars? I mean, come on! Frankly, I think they give Christian folks a bad rap.

Raving about...

I've mentioned before, that my goal each year is to read 12 books; one for each month of the year. Last year I failed miserably, but this year I'm just a little behind target. The book I'm currently reading, Beautiful Boy by David Sheff, has been on my list of books I've wanted to read for a while. In one sentence, it's about a father's journey through his son's addiction. That's what it says on the cover, anyway. And, I freakin' love this book. It's like reading an episode of "Intervention" but getting the whole story. I can't wait to read the son's memoir about his same experience.

So, what do you think about "Rants and Raves?" Worthy of a series? Annoying? Makes you think of your own rants and raves? Comments?

9 comments:

M said...

I think it's going to be a winner. Especially if we start off with tub births. This can only go up!! ha!

SSB said...

who or what are the duggers?

Caroline said...

The book you are reading sounds really interesting - thank you for sharing. It actually has given me an idea for a father's day gift as, unfortunately, the subject is a relevant one in my family at the moment.

ADC said...

Exactly the same question as Maggs - who are the Duggars?

Kacie Darden said...

I read both of them and loved them. They are really disturbing but incredible books!

LAPT said...

Um, I am OBSESSED with Intervention! I bet I would love that book as well... I'm adding it to my library list for July's beach vacation!!!

lizloses286 said...

Love that book! Also Duggars (a family in Arkansas with 19 children all born from the same parents and with their own tv show on TLC about being a mega family) freak me out.

Assistant said...

Yes, I really like the new posts. Very fitting. Everyone has these crazy rants and raves they have to get off their chest, so this is perfect!

thanks and looking forward to more
Liz-CoolProducts

Kate said...

Beautiful boy is one of my favourite books...absolutely amazing and heart-wrenching. I haven't gotten around to reading 'Tweak' but am looking forward to it.