Tuesday, February 13, 2007

GRRRRRRRRR!

Bens, Eowyn and Coco are playing 'The Phonics Game'. He's a lovely Dad, and wonderful with the girls, but I am PEEVED by this ridiculous, insulting, Americo-centric game. The hideous woman on the tape successfully managed to insult the entire world, including the southern united states, in her lovely schpiel on accents and learning to speak clearly and properly.

I AM FED UP WITH THE EGOCENTRIC OBLIVION TO ANY OTHER WAY OF SEEING characterising this country. Look! The bloomin' spell-check just affirmed my point by underlining characterising. It did it again! Blimmeee Charlie! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

AND it's day 18 of being sick. Bens is trying some herbal remedies he found on the internet, because in this LOOOOOVELY country, medical care is the privilege only of the wealthy, rather than the right of the masses, so we would have to pay ridiculously large sums of money to go to a doctor (and be told influenza is a virus and to rest and drink a lot of fluids...) IF ANYBODY ELSE TELLS ME TO REST AND DRINK A LOT OF FLUIDS I'LL ... I'LL ... I'LL ... no, I shan't do anything untoward - I mean, they are well intended, but how the ____ is one supposed to rest with two small children?

I guess I'm just a little put out today.

4 comments:

Megs said...

I guess that ghandi would say that anger is good, as it provided lots of energy, but we must wisely channel that energy.

You rock! You made me laugh. We gotta get outta this country. The other day I was ... somewhere, and some american was loudly going off about how great this country is, and I quietly said I also thought Argentina was pretty kewl, and he said "Well, if you think Argentina is so great, why don't you move there, and never come back?" to which I replied, "Well, actually, I *would* like to move there sometime. The mate rocks, and the people are actually friendly!" I'm thinking it wasn't quite the reaction he expected. Let's move to Oz. Apparently they make sure people have medical care there--how amazingly civilized!
Did you see what a dweeb Howard made of himself this week?

Benjamin Ady said...

I guess that ghandi would say that anger is good, as it provided lots of energy, but we must wisely channel that energy.

You rock! You made me laugh. We gotta get outta this country. The other day I was ... somewhere, and some american was loudly going off about how great this country is, and I quietly said I also thought Argentina was pretty kewl, and he said "Well, if you think Argentina is so great, why don't you move there, and never come back?" to which I replied, "Well, actually, I *would* like to move there sometime. The mate rocks, and the people are actually friendly!" I'm thinking it wasn't quite the reaction he expected. Let's move to Oz. Apparently they make sure people have medical care there--how amazingly civilized!
Did you see what a dweeb Howard made of himself this week?

Megs said...

indeed jh did say things which leave one wondering ...

love you moo!!!

LP said...

mmm...