I am a worm hater.
I know,… who actually likes worms?! At least, who over the age of 7?! I mean, I know they are good for the garden and the environment so I give them props for that, but I could live without seeing them quite so much. It rained last night and they are everywhere. Just walking from my apartment to the bus stop was like moving through a minefield,… a minefield of icky, slimy things. Don’t get me wrong, I am not scared of them, just thoroughly grossed out by them. Probably a result of too many times “playing” in the mud in the Army!
I think there were about a million less offensive ways Miss California could have answered her question about her feelings on gay marriage. I give her props for being true to herself and her beliefs and not saying what people wanted to hear, even if I vehemently disagree with her viewpoint on the subject, but I think there were definately other less offensive ways that she could have remained true to herself. But be that as it may, I think it is RIDICULOUS how much crap is going on about that question having been asked at all. Other judges asked similarly politcally charged questions as well, and even they seem to be taking some heat for it. Matt Lauer made the comment that most of the questions given at these pageants allow for answers about the desire for world peace and cute puppy dogs, and he is right. Hence why these things are generally mindless. Why is it so wrong that relevant, intelligent questions are asked of these women? This is a politically charged time for our country and I just don’t think there is anything wrong with asking these questions of women who are supposed to be role models for today’s girls. The uproar over these questions just puts forward the idea that women don’t need to be intelligent and informed, just look good in a bathing suit and an evening gown. Bah!