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I don’t really call it a boycott, what I do.
It’s just that I put my money where my mouth is.
If my faith is the most important thing in my life, if my God is the most important… um, thing, in my life, then I won’t support organizations, companies, groups that do things my God says is wrong.
So, Girl Scouts, Nike, Starbucks, Planned Parenthood (seriously), Pepsi during that fetal tissue testing thing…
I try not to sponsor them with my money. I don’t go to Starbucks, I obviously don’t go to Planned Parenthood. I don’t buy Nike. When I hear of another company having suspect policies, I add them to my list.
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So, the other day at work, when someone suggested I do a mud run sponsored by the Girl Scouts, I told her I didn’t support the Girl Scouts because they aren’t too Christian like.
She asked why. I cited their relationship with Planned Parenthood.
She said, and this is a direct quote, “Abortion isn’t all that they do.”
I was just blown away.
I wish I had thought of this argument then… but hindsight is great, right? Here’s my too-late come-back:
“Murders only kill people part of the time.” OR “Molesters do good things, too.”
I tried to cite the fact that PP doesn’t really even do that much other than abortions. She wanted none of it.
It’s really hard for me to even have a sane argument with someone like that.
She brought up Yoga out of nowhere… which… is another thing that should be on my list…
I don’t even want to write about it, it makes me upset.
Not yoga. I mean, people how do it and are serious about it and don’t know the origins, yeah, that makes me irritated.
But her argument. Out of nowhere.
Do Buddhists recite the Rosary? That should have been my argument then.
I wish that I could pause real life so that I could come up with these better, valid, rational sounding arguments.
I mean, the Rosary, come on.
This is why I usually avoid these types of conversations, though I know that’s not the answer either. Really, I need to find a way to be calmer about the whole thing.
To be rational and produce valid points at the scene of the argument… not 20 minutes later.
In other news… this is supposed to be seven different things… sorry that I don’t do that the right way…
My garden gave me six tomatoes, 1 cucumber, tons of green beans and cat nip today.
That’s right, I grow fresh cat nip for my cats. I may be a cat lady in the making. You’re welcome. I know the world loves us.
Oh. I never made the cheesecake last weekend.
I did make the chili though. It was fantastic.
If you’d like a short version of my non-recipe chili, I use ground pork. It’s cheaper and cooks up faster.
I start the beans, the tomatoes, and green chilies. Then I go to the store because I forget to buy meat sometimes. This usually takes me a while to get to the store, so the beans and stuff cook up a little bit for a while. Oh, in the crock pot. Yeah.
So, come home from the store, brown (not really, because it’s pork) the pork and then throw that in the crock pot, too.
I like the chili smoky, not hot, so I use this spice run for pork… yeah. I just throw some of that in the crock pot, stir it up. Put some more in. Stir it up. You know.
Then I just eat it. No, that’s not true. I put sour cream (or cream cheese is flipping awesome, too) and some shredded cheese.
Yum. I love chili. I could seriously eat it every weekend. It’s so easy and good.
I finally have both tires on my bike inflated… it’s a long story.
So, I’m going for a ride this weekend. Maybe later today.
I just love riding a bike. It’s so freeing. It can be a non-running cardio day workout.
Have a great weekend!
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