Saturday, May 21, 2011

Blondie was onto something...

I have to interrupt this surgery recovery to bring you a veloci-RAPTURE post. 
Mainly because I have not gotten to transfer my pictures from my phone to my computer yet.

Okay, so if any of you happen to get Swept Up In Glory this evening, I will miss you.
You should have a Rapture party. 
All you need is some Heathens, some Virtuous Ones, and some eats and drinks. 
Oh and music.  In the event of a Rapture party, I put together an End of The World playlist. 
Cuz I care about you like that.
And I have a child recovering from surgery, so I can't get all Rapture-riffic myself.  Boo.

Here is my gift to you, a Rapture playlist:

Nothing is Keeping You Here - A-ha
Apocalyptic Sunshine - Acid Bath
Now I'm Feeling Zombified - Alien Sex Fiend
Jesus Chrysler Suicide - Anaconda's Child
Heaven or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins
We've Got a Bigger Problem Now - Dead Kennedys
Blasphemous Rumours - Depeche Mode
Can't Go Back - Descendents
Reality Check - Genitorturers
She Floated Away - Husker Du
I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked - Ida Maria
Risen - KMFDM
Wheel in the Sky - Journey
Bring the Pain - Mindless Self Indulgence
This is Your Last Chance to be Famous My Love - The Mint Chicks
That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate - Mission of Burma
Disappointed - Morrissey
99 Luftballons - Nena
Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam - Nirvana
Oh Lately it's so Quiet - OK Go
Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones
So Stark - Pavement
Learning to Fly - Pink Floyd
A Million Miles Away - The Plimsouls
Monkey Gone to Heaven - Pixies
Countdown to Armageddon - Public Enemy
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby - The Smiths
Here I Am (Come and Take Me) - UB40
I've Been Waitin' for Tomorrow - The The
The End of the World as We Know It - REM

And tether your asses down, 'cuz I really will miss you.
Haha....who am I guys ain't goin' nowhere...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Jaysen has surgery tomorrow.
Am nervous.
So is he.
Wish us luck. 
Will check in.


Friday, May 13, 2011

I heart lampposts


I was given the opportunity to review a film called Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic.  Todd Drezner takes an interesting, and refreshing approach to gain knowledge about his son's diagnosis.  I say refreshing, because this is honestly the first time I have ever seen the topic presented in a 100% unbiased, non-judgemental, and eyes fully open approach.  Drezner spends time seeking knowledge from both "recovery" and "neurodiversity" movements, presenting both sides equally, and straightforward.  And neither side presented Autism as a devastating apocalyptic disease that steals your children's souls. 

This is a really good film, peeps.
The title is personal, and reflects Drezner's son's special interest in lampposts, and his affinity for them.
It's personal and heartfelt.  The parents in this film have so much love for their children. 
I would be willing to bet there are a lot of newly-diagnosed parents out there, whom would feel much comfort and support from just this knowledge alone.  Why?  Well sure, because it has Estee and Kristina in it :), but also because it presents options.  As parents, we love options.  We may have a strong feeling toward a certain side, but as long as that option is there...we are hopeful.

Not to mention the kids in the film are downright adorable.
I think this film should be stockpiled and handed out to parents of newly diagnosed kids.
It's that good.  And that informative.
Really- that's what our goal is as parents.  We just want to make the best decisions for our children, and the way to do that is to make informed decisions.

Love em.

**UPDATED**  I have received a few inquiries as to how people can obtain a copy of the DVD of their own.  I was given the following information from Cinema Libre:

For people who are interested in purchasing the DVD for private use, they can go to our website.  Here is the link -

For people who are interested in screenings or the educational DVD, they can also visit our website –

If they have questions they can contact

Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation for this review.  Should anyone feel compelled to compensate me, feel free.  I would love an alpaca, or perhaps a nice garden gnome.