Overuse of the "F" Word

    I have always argued that “foul” language is in the ears of the listener. 

It has always been my sincere belief that if a person is offended by a particular word, it is that person’s problem and should not be held against the speaker of that word.  After watching one of my favorite shows, though, I think I have to change my mind and lay the blame squarely on the writers. What kind of writer can’t come up with more than one curse word to use during an entire hour of screen time.  I mean, come on, “frak this” and “are you out of your fraking mind” and even “pity frak.”  I would wager that the word is used a minimum of nine times an episode and seems to be the only expletive this space faring military has invented. Seriously? They have advanced to faster than light travel but every other word is an expletive – the SAME expletive?!battlestar_galactica

   On a more serious note: should we worry that the network is softening us up for a prime time appearance of the real “F” word. Am I the only one who thinks THAT would be setting the bar too low for what’s acceptable on TV? 

It’s that time again

j0401888A new year.  It’s the time when I’m not supposed to be ok with who I already am.  Society says that I should hate myself for being so darn fat.  And to make up for being such an eyesore, I should fool myself into believing I’m going to “get thin” this year.  Too bad for them – I like who I am, and my physical appearance doesn’t change that.  That’s not to say that I won’t be trying to take off a few pounds (my knees hurt from injuries and less weight to carry around would probably make them feel better), but I don’t care to be thin.  Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to change.  It’s ok to be ok with who you are.   Be happy! Be healthy! Be yourself!