Saturday, May 30, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

"Bless you"

"Bless you."  That is what most people would say to somebody who sneezes.  As an atheist who suffer from allergic rhinitis and constant sneezing, I hear that a lot and it can get tiresome often.  I know it is only polite etiquette so I usually just ignores them.  Or if I can not ignore their "blessing", I would fake a "thank you" to be polite.

Last Sunday at a store, I sneezed.  This woman who heard me said "bless you".  I was so ready to just ignore her but she said "bless you" again louder to emphasize it to me.  She was obviously expecting me to thank her for the blessing she feels I got from her saying it.  So I just bluntly told her that I do not believe in her god.  And then proceed to fake thank her just to be polite.

As I said, I know people are just being polite by saying it.  But why can't they say "salud" or "gasundheit" which both means health?  I would rather get a positive energy towards my health than a blessing from some useless deity that do not exist.  It is high time people should stop assuming that we all believe in their god.  After all, we have stopped assuming that everybody celebrate christmas so now we do not say "merry christmas" during the holidays.  Instead we say "happy holidays".  It is about time.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Newsies, my review

I have heard about this.  Seen the performance at the Tony's Award.  I thought the dancing was superb so I decided to watch it live on stage when it made its way to my town.

It was not a disaster nor was it a hit for me.  Definitely the dancing was superb.  In fact there were group dance numbers that almost felt like they were not necessary to the story.  But I am not complaining cause I was thoroughly entertained by the group dance numbers.  The music was not horrible but it was pretty forgettable.  The singing voices of the actors were good.  It did not move me in my seats either.  The story line was not entirely predictable.  There were a few surprising moments. 

Everything about this musical was average.  Perhaps slightly above average.   B+.  Well at least my curiosity was satisfied.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Amazing Automobiles at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

These are the Amazing Automobiles from the Petersen Museum on loan to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library while the Museum is under going constructions.