hollybrooke: (Flynn Rider "What is this fuckery?!")
My parents (especially my mom) have gotten into watching "Doomsday Preppers." I really wish they wouldn't, because that show gives them all sorts of ideas. Bad ideas. I honestly believe that all of these shows on channels like National Geographic or Discovery or the History Channel about the end of the world are just not a good idea because it's going to get you all paranoid about end times when it more than likely won't happen for a long while. At least, not during our lifetime.

But Mom--the gullible idiot she is--is totally buying into all of this. And now--now--she and Dad think it's time to act on our "end times" preparation when it's supposedly going to happen December 21st of this year.

Idiots. Both of them.

Quite frankly, if they were that concerned about it, they would've been working on this plan for the last few years. And neither one of them are that organized or motivated to do anything about it. It's just a fact.

But their big plan? They want to start raising chickens. They are convinced that CHICKENS will be their ace in the hole when the end comes.

Chickens. CHICKENS.

And you know what that means. Dad said to me that it'll be him and me taking care of those chickens. But I know what it means when he says shit like that. It means, "HOLLY will be taking care of those chickens because I'm a lazy asshole who doesn't want to follow through on stuff like that. I'm gonna eat some food and lay down for a nap."

....I don't know about them. I just don't know. I really don't know how they'll fend for themselves when I move out.
hollybrooke: (Seth!)
Anyone else hear the news that he's going to be responsible for a "Flintstones" reboot? I hope Seth makes this dirty. My childhood hasn't been raped enough as it is; I'm just going to lay back and enjoy it. ;)

In semi-related news (and you'll see how it's related; trust me), we got the new stove yesterday. Problem is, it was just delivered and not installed like Dad said it would be. And they took our old stove along with the nipple needed to install the new one. Dad comes home last night, sees the new stove just sitting there in the kitchen, not installed. He looks it over and he's all, "FUCK, they took the nipple with it. And the connection we need to hook the gas up. We have two females here, and you can't hook those up. You need a male to fit in both holes."

All I could say to that was "Giggity." Dad and Mom laughed. Then they asked me what the hell I meant by "giggity." (Because they don't watch "Family Guy," sadly.) That's when I realized that "giggity" needs to become a part of the American vernacular.
hollybrooke: (Jesus is my virtue)
Chaz Bono is on "Oprah" today talking about his journey from a woman into a man, and how his mother reacted to it. And my parents' reactions to this are kind of disappointing and disheartening.

My dad keeps saying, "She just looks like a fat dude" and "All she needed to do was lose some weight and then she would've felt more like a woman." And my mom keeps saying, "She's still confused."

Frankly, Dad's comments are just cruel, and Mom's are just stupid. All they are fixated on is Chaz's weight and how he needed to just lose some weight and look more womanly to feel like a woman. I don't think they understand that it JUST DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY. Being gay isn't a choice, and feeling like a man trapped in a woman's body (or vice versa) isn't a choice. You're just born that way. I have a hard time putting my feelings about this into words, but just hearing my parents' reactions to someone like Chaz Bono's journey were...well, like I said, disappointing. Lack of acceptance from anyone is one thing that truly bothers me. What bothers me the most about what Dad said about it is the fact that he thinks all Chaz had to do when he was still a woman was to lose weight and she'd be more into men. I wonder if Dad ever ONCE thought that about his own brother when he was still alive. If Uncle Ken had lost some weight, does he think it would've ever made him magically straight and interested in women? Just.....ARGH, rage!

This morning when I woke up, I happened to stumble onto a documentary on the Sundance Channel called For the Bible Tells Me So, about right-wing religious groups using their beliefs to stigmatize gay people. I wish I had watched the whole thing. It'll be on again in about an hour, but I'll be at work. What I saw of it was pretty good, though. I'm sure it'll get aired again later; I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

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