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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Will white people be the sole survivors?

It's no secret I love watching survival shows. Survivor Man, Man vs. Wild, Man, Woman, Wild, Dual Survival, I Shouldn't Be Alive...etc Love them all. But the other day I suddenly realized that all of the hosts for these shows were white and it made me wonder why that might be. I was reminded of a line Chris Rock used in one of his stage shows where he said white people have it so good that they're the only people who pretend to be homeless and go sleep in the woods.

Then I noticed something else, almost every time one of these hosts talked about where they learned their survival tips and techniques it was from a brown colored native. Australian, South American, Native American, African, Middle Eastern...always some brown faced person. I guess the opposite of one of these shows would be taking a native and have them try to survive. I can see it now "I learned this employment catching technique from an American business worker. It's called a resume and I'm going to make mine out of paper and ink."

Monday, September 20, 2010

Buying and Selling a house

The title says it all. So we got the place and we're now in the midst of gutting the bathroom and doing the floors and a whole bunch of other stuff. I have to say there's nothing like the feeling of gutting a bathroom. It's kind of an itchy lung and sore shoulders kind of a feeling.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Things that bug me.

The phrase "sitting Indian style" always bugged me. I used to wonder if Indians actually sat like that or does everyone eventually sit like that when you're on the ground. Then there's the use of "Indians" instead of "Native American". When I was a kid there was no "Native American" label, just Indian so while that never bothered me it struck me odd that people could be called Indians even though they're not from India. When I heard that they were called Indians because that's where the explorers thought they landed I thought they should have corrected that somewhere down the line when they realized they were wrong. So to make up for it I call people from India Native North Americans.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Sorta. Moved out of our condo but haven't closed yet on the new house. Stuuff in storage, stuff still in the condo and stuff at my in-laws' house. I feel all spread out. But hopefully it all comes to an end Tuesday when we're set to close. Fingers crossed. Managed to get a new strip done this week though so that's progress...